Michelle came to us with so much value, it'll make your head spin! After being born to immigrant parents and learning the hard paths, she became a major achiever and was even number one in her class. When she subsequently got sucked into her job, she finally became an entrepreneur. And, guess what?! She found that that was even harder. It took her 7 1/2 years to experiment and grow incrementally. After hitting a rock bottom of sorts, she found a mentor and standardized her work. She saw the value of recurring revenue as well as mindset. She shares with us here some great insights about selling directly - not just on a webinar, the value of authenticity (which is "alignment with [our] truest self") and the importance of maintaining a solid balance in life and business. Let's go!
Michael Ealy came to us while on the road and shared with us several examples of getting in on large and multi-unit apartment buildings as an investment. He shared with us about working with an agency and specializing based on certain types of neighborhoods and tenants. He talked with us about cash flowing from a property vs. flipping and why he prefers the former. He talked to us about clearing over $1M on individual deals after having started small with single family homes. He also told us some stories of difficulties and how he muscled through. He talks about progressing now towards hotels and even hedge funds as he has grown his business. Let's go!
The story of Warren Coughlin starts with him almost dying at child birth. He says this planted some seeds in him of maximizing his life and taking smart and calculated risks as an entrepreneur.
He left his law practice to start a semi-pro sports team and experienced a loss (with a semi-win from learning). He went on to teach a marketing law course while preparing for his next attempt, which would prove successful.
He worked for big brands in New Media and showed us the mindset of a winner. He talked about the importance of learning, figuring out problems at their root as well as locking in your vision and unique selling proposition. He shared some insights about not giving up as well as avoiding being too reactive - especially in light of unforeseen trials such as covid. He shared much, much more including the importance of a balanced approach to both strategy and culture. Visit WarrenCoughlin.com for more!
Cody Bjugan shared his story of a difficult and financially strained childhood where he learned "what not to be" by watching his father. He came to realize that talk is cheap and knew he could pivot and make a different legacy for himself. After getting married and having a child straight out of high school, the life challenges abounded.
Eventually, after being driven and working hard in the mainstream workforce, Cody began a personal development journey and learned from grinding. He knew he was not going to give up and he believed in himself. He had to keep his focus on his purpose and his "why"! He learned through the process of trials and tribulations - including the 2008 financial crisis - that life's difficulties always present opportunities.
After being mentored and running a business, Cody reached out to a big local real estate person who quickly became another mentor and ultimately a partner. Cody learned the value of finding and structuring off-market land deals and he explained much of the logistics of it all to us. Let's go!
In this episode, we talked at length about our recent 7-day Funding
CEO Challenge and, in general, the principles surrounding following
processes. You have to be ready to create traction and provide value
with an ability and willingness to pivot. We talk about momentum
increasing and how to avoid doubts in the process. We gave an example
of one of our valued partners as well. As long as it's a proven model
with proof of concept, you must TRUST in the process. Let's go!
This is a powerful episode of persistence, resilience, obsession and ALL the real principles behind real success. Michael shared about his rough upbringing as an immigrant from Uzbekistan in the early 90's. From domestic violence to poor school experiences, he transitioned and rose from the ashes of failure to learn about building teams, investing and success principles.
After starting door-to-door selling with a few companies and struggling his way from the diamond district in New York, he found his hustle and hunger. By knocking doors and recruiting, he found the power of consistency and predictability to build a sustainable business. He learned about sustainability through duplicatable systems and processes all while training leaders for consistent growth.
He shared with us about the importance of having a massive vision, that you have to DESIRE and HUNGER for success as much as you want to breathe, and why the key to real freedom in business is not about just keeping busy, but mostly about being truly productive. Let's go!
In this episode, after going over some personal progress and my son's college scholarship, we opened the treasure chest of knowledge surrounding our marketing efforts.
We talked about the differences between public speaking and webinars, the importance of a curiosity-based hook and how to position it with proof of concept, etc. We covered the importance of modeling someone in the industry and selling at price points that make sense.
We talked about making the offer irresistible while highlighting the pain points you're going to solve. We also covered the big picture for the business as a whole as well as the importance and value of doing challenges. Let's go!
Peter shared some great value with us today! He told us how he struggled in school as a kid with overachieving parents. We talked about creativity as entrepreneurs and examples of some of the businesses he's been involved with.
We talked about the different types of properties he works with, but why he likes single family homes the best. We talked about specific deal examples and returns. Peter told us about how you need to ride the wave when it's there.
He also talked about downturns in the market and pivoting. We talked about minimizing risk and the importance of technology. He also explained how he works with partners and how to do that through https://partnerdriven.com. LET'S GO!
This is an exciting and informative episode about self-reflection and growth. We first talked about our current state of 7 Figures, the Funding CEO Challenge and even our progress in the 75 Hard challenge.
We talked as well about how we can be our own worst enemy - the source of much of the negative energy that we, ironically, often create for ourselves. We talked about the importance of being humble and vulnerable in owning our own decisions.
We talked about about avoiding entitlement & complacency as well as condemning, complaining or criticizing in place of finding real solutions. We talked about some go-to publications and simply staying productive in following through with our commitments. Let's go!
Jim Britt gave us a spellbinding interview telling us about his childhood when he started working at age 6, moving every year until 9th grade. He was invited to a life-changing event and, through sheer persistence, was able to change the course of his life.
He started in sales and, after a year of failure, was able to turn that around by learning the formula to find and solve others' pain points. He told of success traits and overcoming the "getting by" mentality. He expounded on the unfortunate power of our excuses and self-imposed limitations.
He shared how he wrote 15 books and learning to let go and learn from failures along the way. He told about his six boys and how he worked with the late billionaire Bill Bartmann, the late, great Jim Rohn and some incredible stories from working with a 17 year old Tony Robbins! Let's go!