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Author: Brandon Turner & Cam Cathcart

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Uncover the secrets to living a BetterLife with us - investors and friends, Brandon Turner & Cam Cathcart. Join our conversations about real estate investing, wealth building, and lifestyle design with industry experts and seasoned entrepreneurs. Join us as we explore the habits, actions, and beliefs that will lead you to your BetterLife without losing your soul.
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Thach Nguyen is one of, if not the, most visible and popular real estate influencers online. And as he explains in this episode, the reason why is simple: his story.Today, you’ll hear it all: from catching the “last plane” out of Vietnam in 1975 and standing in lines at the food bank in Seattle, to becoming  7-figure real estate agent in his twenties, to buying 15 rental properties while still living with his mom and dad!Thach is a super genuine, positive guy, and it’s no wonder why 250 million people tune into his content every month. This conversation chance to learn from a real estate master, and get to know him on a deeper level by diving into topics like debt, risk, passion, marriage, parenting, and more. Thach also talks about: - Discovering real estate while parking cars at a Chinese restaurant- The 3 things that made him a Top 1% realtor- Living (way) beneath his means to reach financial freedom faster- Knocking doors every day to generate sales- Why “aligning” is more important than “grinding”- Whether it’s a good idea to pay off mortgages early- How to find a deal today, step by step- Philanthropy and teaching - His parenting advice, summed up in one sentence- The secrets to his success on social media (no team!)Books Mentioned: - Ask and It is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks- Manifest Your Destiny by Wayne W. Dyer- Red Rising by Pierce Brown- Golden Son by Pierce BrownConnect with Thach: - Website: https://www.thachrealestategroup.com/- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thachnguyen/- TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thachn- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thachn/- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thachnguyen/Connect with Brandon:- Instagram: link to his IG- BetterLife Tribe, Brandon’s Real Estate Investing Mastermind: link to abetterlife.com- OpenDoor Capital. Brandon’s Real Estate Investing Company: link to ODCFund.comConnect with Cam:- Instagram: link to his IG- Deal Flow Real Estate, Cam’s Real Estate Investing Mastermind: link to DealFlowRealEstate.com- Revel City HomeBuyers, Cam’s Real Estate Investing Company: link to revelcityhomebuyers.comThach’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- RAVE Foundation - RAVE Foundation’s 26 by 2026 initiative will build 26 new fields in time for the world's biggest sporting tournament - FIFA World Cup - comes to North America in 2026.Show Sponsor: - Open Door Capital - Think you might be sitting on some equity that could be put to better use? Try our free Return on Equity Calculator here! https://odcfund.com/roe
Marc Kuhn built a $25 million/year construction company from scratch and is now funneling his profits into a real estate asset you probably haven’t heard of.In this episode, Marc shares why he thinks “luxury storage” is the future; how he got into development and syndication after building his wealth in a blue-collar industry; and why he thinks buying businesses from baby boomers is such a hot opportunity right now.Marc also talks about: - How he scaled his construction company and avoided the traps his dad fell into- How he’d go from $0 to $20,000/month if his life depended on it - The seller financing deal that made his net worth soar- Using creative financing to win in a high-interest-rate environment- What luxury storage is and why demand is rising- Building an audience on LinkedInBooks Mentioned:- The Road Less Stupid by Keith J. Cunningham - How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie - Buy Back Your Time by Dan Martell- The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone- The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki- Rich Dad's CASHFLOW Quadrant by Robert T. KiyosakiConnect with Marc: LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/marc-kuhnSubstack: https://marckuhn.substack.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marc.kuhn.makTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@marc.kuhn.makConnect with us!Website: https://abetterlife.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/beardybrandonMarc’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- Backing the Blue LineShow Sponsor: - Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe
Pete Kelly is the CEO of Apartment Life, which helps multifamily landlords slash their largest expense: vacancy. Pete’s organization works with multifamily building owners to place coordinators whose sole mission is to befriend, connect with, and assist residents in their day-to-day lives. The result? Tenants stay longer. And apartment building owners add an average of $200k to their NOI and millions to their net worth.Pete also talks about: - Why loneliness is the biggest reason tenants don't renew their leases - How Apartment Life finds mission-driven team members - Why property managers love his service- The average return on investment investors can expect- How you can apply his tactics even if you don’t own multifamily- Finding real estate deals in 2024- His parenting advice and why he wishes he had a time machineBooks Mentioned:- The Holy Bible by ESV Bibles - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey- Preaching Christ in All of Scripture by Edmund P. Clowney- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki- Practicing The Presence Of God The Best Rule of a Holy Life by Brother LawrenceConnect with Pete and Apartment Life: Website: https://apartmentlife.orgInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aptlifeListen to the end, where Pete gives out his phone numberConnect with us!Website: https://abetterlife.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/beardybrandonPete’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- Apartment LifeShow Sponsor: The BetterLife Tribe, where we help you build wealth through real estate without losing your soul
Tyler Cauble is a commercial real estate investor in Nashville, Tennessee. On today’s show: how he went from selling Cutco Knives door-to-door, to doing his first land deal with none of his own money, to using syndication to buy, renovate, rent, and refinance (BRRR) millions of dollars of commercial real estate in one of the hottest markets in the country.Tyler also talks about: - Exactly how he’d get started in commercial real estate investing today- The differences between residential and commercial real estate deals- How to get brokers to take you seriously- What he learned about sales at Cutco (he broke a sales record!)- Transforming an abandoned car wash into a food hall with “ghost kitchens” - Why he’s all-in on office space despite remote work- The opportunity in turning stale office buildings into coworking spaces- The impact of higher interest rates- What type of cash-on-cash returns to expect in commercial investing- How much you need for a down payment- Does go off market to find deals? (spoiler: yes)- Why he’s cash-heavy in 2024- Why he quit drinking alcohol- The books, people and quotes that have shaped who he isBooks Mentioned:- Walkable City by Jeff Speck - Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David Greene- The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert KiyosakiConnect with Tyler: Website: https://www.tylercauble.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tylercaubleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/commercial_in_nashville/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@tylercaubleConnect with us!Website: https://abetterlife.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/beardybrandonTyler’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- Vanderbilt Children's HospitalShow Sponsor: - The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: https://reisummit2024.com/Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe
Justin Waller is a blue-collar millionaire, real estate investor, and influencer who teaches young men how to build wealth on Andrew Tate’s Real World community.A polarizing figure whose own channels were taken down by Youtube, Justin talked with us about his humble roots; how he built his massive construction company; his real estate investments; why he “feels sorry” for young men (and women) today, and how he developed his unshakeable self-confidence.Justin also talks about: - How he got rich in a blue-collar business- What the E-Myth gets wrong about running a business - Why he puts female managers in charge of his company’s operations- How society is setting up young men to fail- How social media is distorting the self-image of young people today- Exactly what to do if you lack self-confidence - Dressing well and getting in peak physical shape- Why he started buying real estate as an “insurance policy”- How he saved $600,000 on taxes using accelerated depreciation- Getting de-platformed along with his associate Andrew TateBooks Mentioned:- Wild at Heart by John Eldredge - Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders by L. David Marquet- The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate by Patrick Lencioni- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni- The E-Myth Revisited by Michael GerberConnect with Justin:Website: https://www.justinwinnwaller.com/Twitter: https://x.com/Waller7JConnect with us:Website: https://abetterlife.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/beardybrandonJustin’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- SEAL Future Foundation - a charity dedicated to supporting Gold Star families, providing them with the necessary resources and assistance to navigate their future with strength and resilienceShow Sponsor: - The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: https://reisummit2024.com/Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe
Ben Reinberg is a commercial real estate investor, philanthropist, futurist and biohacker.In this episode, Ben shares how he built a $500M empire from scratch – from getting started as an accountant, to experiencing a “light bulb moment” when auditing a billionaire, to taking down a 100,000 square-foot building on his very first deal.Ben also talks about: - His first business at age 8: selling cigarettes in mafia-controlled bars!- The mindset behind raising $2 million on his first deal - His advice for young real estate investors starting today- Why you don’t actually need a track record to buy a big deal… what you need instead- How to stand out when approaching a mentor- The advantages of investing in medical offices- The biggest dangers of commercial real estate- His nightly practice for better sleep- Biohacking with stem cell injections and supplements- His morning routine- Thinking without distraction for an hour per day- Teaching his kids humility and how to live on a budgetBooks Mentioned:- How to Be the Love You Seek by Dr. Nicole LePera- Surrender Experiment by  Michael A. Singer- Mitsui: Three Centuries of Japanese Business by John G. RobertsConnect with Ben:  Website: https://www.benreinberg.com/Alliance CGC: https://alliancecgc.com/Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ben-reinberg-i-own-it/id1626923659Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealbenreinbergLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benreinberg/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@therealbenreinbergConnect with us!Website: https://abetterlife.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/beardybrandonBen’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- BrainTumorFoundation.orgShow Sponsor: - The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: https://reisummit2024.com/Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe
Amanda Han and Mauricio Rauld are Brandon’s personal CPA and attorney, respectively. They both work with real estate investors of all stripes to help them avoid taxes (legally) and protect their assets.In this episode, they speak directly to 6 different types of investors ranging from newbie to syndicator – and break down how each type of investor should approach their tax strategy, entity formation, insurance, estate planning, and more.Amanda and Mauricio also talk about: - LLCs: how, when, and where you should form them- How to avoid a nasty surprise tax bill (common LLC mistake)- What accelerated depreciation is and how to use it to supercharge your returns- How to know when it’s time to bring in a CPA or attorney- When to consider an S Corp structure- How flippers can minimize their liability- Whether your rental properties need to be in separate LLC’s- What real estate professional status can do for you- What Mauricio learned from a near-death experience- How they run their businesses and the habits that let them live a BetterLife- And much more!Books Mentioned:- Atomic Habits by James Clear- The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss- Legal Strategies for Everyone by Mauricio Rauld- The Book on Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investor by Amanda Han and Matthew MacFarland- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki- Traction by Gino Wickman- Buy Back Your Time by Dan MartellConnect with Amanda: Book: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Strategies-Savvy-Estate-Investor/dp/0990711765Website: https://keystonecpa.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/amanda_han_cpaTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@amandahancpaConnect with Mauricio:Book: https://www.amazon.com/Legal-Strategies-Everyone-Maximizing-Protecting/dp/B0CVKWWLQ5Website: https://www.premierlawgroup.net/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mauriciorauld/?hl=enTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mauriciorauldConnect with us!Website: https://abetterlife.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/beardybrandonMauricio’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- Tim Tebow Foundation https://timtebowfoundation.orgAmanda’s charitable cause- Animals for Armed Forces, her nonprofit which covers the cost of pet adoption for veteran families https://www.animalsforarmedforces.org/Show Sponsor:- The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: https://reisummit2024.com/Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe
Cam Cathcart is a real estate investor who quickly scaled up to 100 deals/year and built enough savings to move his family to Maui.In this episode, Cam shares what separates new investors who take massive action from those who get stuck in analysis paralysis and breaks down how you can still find great deals in this market without spending a fortune on marketing. Cam teaches flipping, wholesaling and rental property investing over at Deal Flow Real Estate.He also talks about: - The moment he realized he needed to change his financial situation- How networking with local players was a “cheat code” to success- How to come across as confident as a new investor- Advice for you if you’re scared to buy your first rental property- How he finds and funds deals- Recruiting private money lenders for his flips- Why he rarely puts contingencies in his purchase and sale agreements- What he did when he ran into a cash crunch - Why he lives by the motto, “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing”.Books Mentioned:- Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat: The BRRRR Rental Property Investment Strategy Made Simple by David Greene- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins- The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor- The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World by John Comer Connect with Cam: Website: https://www.dealflowrealestate.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/cam.cathcartConnect with us!Website: https://abetterlife.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/beardybrandonCam’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- Tim Tebow Foundation https://timtebowfoundation.org/Show Sponsor: - The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: https://reisummit2024.com/Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe
#55: Brandon Turner

#55: Brandon Turner

2024-03-2501:23:28

Brandon Turner is the founder of Open Door Capital and the BetterLife Tribe among other businesses. He controls 10,000 units worth $900 million and previously hosted the BiggerPockets Podcast.In this episode marking the 1-year anniversary of the show, producer Alex Felice interviews Brandon about why he left BiggerPockets; his extreme abundance mindset and commitment to hiring teams; his vision for ODC and BetterLife; paying $50,000 for private coaching; and much more.Brandon also talks about: - The banking job that convinced him he could never be an employee- The biggest mistakes he made as a young real estate investor- The moment he knew he needed to leave BiggerPockets and go out on his own- How he mitigated the risk of leaving a “comfortable” gig- The two things you should do before quitting your job- His mission to become the “Dave Ramsey of real estate”- How he plans to give away $1 billion, with a “B”- The books and people that have changed his life the most- His faith and how it him manage stress- Why success requires a certain amount of “brutalness”Books Mentioned:- A Million Bucks by 30 by Alan Corey- ABCs of Real Estate Investing by Ken McElroy- Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, and Quads: The Fastest and Safest Way to Real Estate Wealth by Larry Loftis- The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan- Red Rising by Pierce BrownConnect with Brandon: Open Door Capital: https://odcfund.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beardybrandon/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@beardybrandon?lang=enConnect with us!Website: https://abetterlife.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife/?hl=enShow Sponsor: The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: https://reisummit2024.com/Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe
#54: Brian Luebben

#54: Brian Luebben

2024-03-1801:35:38

Brian Luebben is a real estate investor who quit his 6-figure job to travel the world and work for himself remotely. He teaches others how to do the same in his community, the Action Academy, and hosts a podcast by the same name.In this episode, Brian talks about ditching his corporate sales career, building rental property cash flow, and realizing “passionate” income trumps passive income. Plus, he outlines a specific, step-by-step roadmap to make life-changing money online doing what you love.Brian also talks about: - Why you should look at your “boss’s boss” life and ask if it’s what you really want- How he built a rental property portfolio while he still had his job- Walking into his boss’s office and quitting- The 3 stages of wealth building: “Survive, Arrive, Thrive”- What “passionate income” is and how to get it- Getting what you want using your Reticular Activating System (RAS)- Goal-setting frameworks using ChatGPT- How documenting your journey on social media attracts the right people into your life- The concept of “remote scalable income”- Building a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) to make cash online- The death of online courses?Books Mentioned:- Vivid Vision by Cameron Herold- The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection by Michael Singer- The Gap and The Gain: The High Achievers' Guide to Happiness, Confidence, and Success- The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary KellerConnect with Brian: Website: https://quityourjob.co/Book: From Passive To Passionate: How To Quit Your Job - Grow Your Wealth & Turn Your Passions Into Profits by Brian Luebben https://passivetopassionate.com/Podcast: https://www.actionacademypod.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brianluebbenTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@brianluebbenConnect with us!Website: https://abetterlife.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/beardybrandonBrian’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a leading medical treatment facility for children suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases https://www.stjude.org/Show Sponsor: - The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: https://reisummit2024.com/Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe
#53: Adam Gilbert

#53: Adam Gilbert

2024-03-1101:08:47

Adam Gilbert has helped more than 7,500 clients finally find a diet and exercise routine they can stick with consistently. His company, MyBodyTutor, offers daily coaching and accountability with a focus on mindset, psychology and habits. In this episode, Adam shares how his father’s health crisis inspired his life’s work; why a lack of consistency is at the root of almost every fitness setback; and how you can build a plan that actually works over the long haul without denying yourself the foods you love.Adam also talks about: - Why fad diets fail- Mindless eating and overeating and how to break those cycles- Why you shouldn’t obsess over protein- Why he doesn’t believe in “cheat meals”- How to plan indulgences- Where coaching and accountability come in- Tips for parents of picky eaters - Why you should never criticize your own body in front of your kids- Business lessons from 17+ years at the helm of BodyTutorBooks Mentioned:- Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz- Good to Great by Jim Collins- The Dip by Seth GodinConnect with Adam: Website: https://www.mybodytutor.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mybodytutor/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mybodytutorAdam’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- The National MS Society, which works to bring a cure to Multiple SclerosisShow Sponsor: The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: https://reisummit2024.com/Connect with us!Website: https://abetterlife.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/beardybrandonInterested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe
#52: Grant Baldwin

#52: Grant Baldwin

2024-03-0401:43:38

Grant Baldwin describes himself as a “normal dude” who has earned millions delivering 500+ paid speaking engagements around the world. He founded The Speaker Lab to teach what he’s learned about communication and connection – two of the most critical skills to advance your career or grow your business.In this episode, Grant talks about his journey from burned out youth pastor to well-paid keynote speaker and shares practical tips you can use to become a more effective storyteller, marketer, and leader today.Grant also talks about: - How to command a room even if you’re not a confident speaker- Exactly how to plan a “best man” speech or any other type of talk- The two questions every audience needs you to answer- How he’d improve Brandon’s “bathroom mirror” story- Why he invests most of his money back into his own business- How he ensures his kids don’t grow up spoiled- His family’s approach to charitable giving- Getting his pilot’s licenseBooks Mentioned:- 48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller - The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss- 10x Is Easier Than 2x by Dan Sullivan and Benjamin HardyConnect with [Grant: Book: The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform https://www.amazon.com/Successful-Speaker-Booking-Building-Platform/dp/0801094089The Speaker Lab Podcast https://thespeakerlab.com/podcast/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thespeakerlab/Website: https://grantbaldwin.com/Connect with us!Website: https://abetterlife.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlifehttps://www.instagram.com/beardybrandonGrant’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- The Make-A-Wish Foundation https://wish.org/Show Sponsor: - Podcast Pointman, the podcast agency that produces this very show and a handful of other Top-1% podcasts. Watch the podcast growth masterclass here: https://www.podcastpointman.comInterested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe
#51: Brian Tibbs

#51: Brian Tibbs

2024-02-2601:24:06

Brian Tibbs is a real estate investor, former missionary, and author whose book “The HACKER Method” reveals how he built a multimillion dollar net worth while making minimum wage overseas. In this episode, Brian spells out exactly how he achieved financial freedom with limited income, and makes the case that anyone can (but most won’t) do the same if they follow the steps he teaches here.He also talks about: - Living modestly while planting churches overseas- How to save half your income no matter how little you make- His short-term rental strategy and where he buys- His 50-40-10 budget- Building wealth as a person of faith- Giving away 10% of your income- Treating yourself with rewards for hard workBooks Mentioned:- 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell- The Bible, specifically Matthew 25, Parable of The Talents- The HACKER Method: The Unexpected Investor's Guide to Building Wealth (Even On Limited Income) Connect with Brian: Buy The HACKER Method https://www.amazon.com/HACKER-Method-Unexpected-Investors-Building/dp/1962074129Website: TheUnexpectedInvestor.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/unexpectedinvestorTikTok: @unexpectedinvestorBrian’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- Hushabye Nursery, a nursery caring for newborn babies exposed to opioids during pregnancy https://www.hushabyenursery.org/Show Sponsor: Podcast Pointman, the full-service podcast agency that produces this show. Watch the free masterclass, 5 Ways to Grow Your Show, here.
#50: John Cooper

#50: John Cooper

2024-02-1901:48:29

John Cooper is the lead singer and founding member of Skillet, one of the best-selling Christian rock groups of all time. He’s also a podcaster and author whose latest book is called “Wimpy, Weak, and Woke: How Truth Can Save America from Utopian Destruction.”John sits down with Brandon to talk about the band’s rise; raising a family while touring the world with his band; how he defines wokeness and why he feels compelled to speak out against it now; and his alternate vision for a brighter future.He also talks about: - His personal religious journey in the wake of his mother passing away from cancer- Learning to treat his music career like a business - How he and his wife divide responsibilities and stay in their lanes- Why he warns Christian families not to send their kids to public school- The Marxist origins of Critical Race Theory (CRT) - The Black Lives Matter riots in his hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin- Woke ideology infiltrating Chrstian church leadership- Why he believes more people than ever will be born again as Christians in 2024Books Mentioned:- The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer- The Unshakeable Kingdom and the Unchanging Person by E. Stanley Jones- A Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell- Red Rising by Pierce BrownConnect with John:- Buy his book the only place it’s available: https://johnlcooper.com/ - Hawk and Hatchet beard products- His weekly podcast, Cooper StuffJohn’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue donated here)- Samaritan’s Purse, which provides disaster relief and humanitarian aid to people in physical needShow Sponsor- Podcast Pointman, the podcast agency that produces this show. Watch the free masterclass, 5 Ways to Grow Your Show, here
#49: Scott Harrison

#49: Scott Harrison

2024-02-1201:18:18

Scott Harrison is the founder of charity: water, one of the world’s most impactful and highly-rated charities. In this episode, you’ll learn how Scott walked away from his “degenerate” life as a nightclub promoter; how volunteering on a hospital ship inspired him to launch a charity despite having no money and no experience; and the life and business lessons he’s learned while raising nearly $1 billion without any government involvement.Scott also talks about:- His “Prodigal Son” journey away from faith and virtue and back- How and why he finally walked away from a superficial life of drugs, gambling, “bottles and models” - His life-changing experience on a hospital ship in Liberia- Advice for taking a daunting challenge, step-by-step- Why access to clean water is ultimately a money problem- Bringing storytelling and Nike-inspired marketing principles to the world of charity- What he’s learned about hiring, delegating, and leading teams- Why he still doesn’t think big enough at timesConnect with Scott:- His Instagram- His book, Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the WorldScott’s charitable cause:- Donate directly to charity: water here- The Spring membership- 100% of net proceeds from Scott’s book go to charity: water projects around the worldInterested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here
#48: Bob & Linda Lotich

#48: Bob & Linda Lotich

2024-02-0501:31:02

Bob and Linda Lotich are authors and personal finance teachers whose work has reached 15 million people over 15+ years.In this episode, they tell the story of rebuilding their own "financial house of cards" in their 20s, how simplicity helps you build wealth, talking about money with your spouse, spenders vs. savers in marriages, and how they became the go-to financial voice for Christians worldwide.They also talk about:- What the Bible really says about money- Their #1 tip for avoiding "money marriage fights"- Their approach to debt and why they paid off their mortgage- How you can feel wealthier without earning any more money- How "giving til it hurts" actually leads to more abundance- Compounding your money vs. giving it away throughout your life- Increasing your income in nontraditional ways- What they've learned from almost 20 years of making money onlineBooks Mentioned:- Smith Wigglesworth: The Secret of His Power by Albert Hibbert- The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath by Mark Buchanan- The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer- Die with Zero by Bill Perkins- Simple Money, Rich Life by Bob LotichBob and Linda's Charitable Cause: - Hope International, a Christian non-profit organization that teaches entrepreneurship and micro-lending in poverty-stricken areasConnect with Bob and Linda - Their website, https://seedtime.com/- Instagram- Their book: Simple Money, Rich LifeSponsor: Whitestone Coaching with Peter Awad. Peter's built multiple 7-figure companies and will help you grow your business without sacrificing your freedom and relationships.
#47: Noah Kagan

#47: Noah Kagan

2024-01-2901:45:59

Noah Kagan is an entrepreneur, Youtube creator, and author whose company, AppSumo, does $80M+ in annual revenue.In this episode, Noah explains the framework behind his new book, "Million Dollar Weekend" and walks you through the process of launching 7-figure business in 48 hours. He even puts Brandon to the test, challenging him to produce a business idea on the spot and call up a potential investor live on air.Noah also talks about: - Getting fired as the 30th employee of Facebook and missing out on a giant payday... and why that might have been a good thing- How to build a $1M business in a weekend (Step 1 is NOT ordering business cards)- The many, many ways to get rich in today's economy- Riding on private jets and yachts with billionaire strangers... just because he asked- How to rewire your brain to get comfortable asking for what you want- How to take on the "Coffee Challenge" and the power of the mantra "Now, Not How"- Quickly launching a Docusign competitor with none of his own money- Why Brandon's wooden sunglasses e-com business failed- Setting unambitious goals for himself and his business- The routine he started 3 years ago that makes him a much better leader- Finding the right spouse or partner- How to choose coaches in various aspects of business and lifeBooks mentioned:- Million Dollar Weekend by Noah Kagan- A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller- The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia CameronConnect with Noah: - MillionDollarWeekend.com- Noah's Youtube channel- Twitter- Instagram- TikTokSponsor: Whitestone Coaching with Peter Awad. Text "BetterLife" (one word) to 55444 to connect with Peter.Noah's Charitable Cause: Funding the purchase of laptops for an underfunded school on MauiJoin the Tribe: - https://abetterlife.com/
#46: Diego Corzo

#46: Diego Corzo

2024-01-2201:10:071

Diego Corzo is a real estate investor and agent, entrepreneur, and advocate for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.In this episode, Diego shares his story of immigrating from Peru at age 9; overcoming a speech disorder; and seeking out successful mentors who helped him become a millionaire through real estate and business before the age of 30.He also talk about:- What life was like Peru and in the weeks and months after he arrived in Florida on a tourist visa- Creating his own scholarship and selling study guides to pay his way through college- Practical tips for finding and keeping mentors, including the "book report video" trick- Riding a bike to and from jobs because he couldn't get a driver's license- Speaking in front of Congress and visiting the White House to discuss DACA legislation- His thoughts on a path to citizenship for DREAMers who arrived in this country as children- How he became a successful realtor by apprenticing under a mentor- How he became the first non-millionaire in Gobundance, the mastermind for "healthy, wealthy, generous men"- Buying a "2% rule" rental house without immigration papers at age 23- How he used money partners and "unfair advantages" to buy investment property- His experience with rent-by-the-room and Airbnb - Prioritizing experiences over material belongings and the value of organizing unforgettable 1:1 trips with your parents- His own mastermind, The FI Investors, which talks about not only how to achieve financial independence but what comes nextBooks mentioned:- Rich Dad, Poor Dad- Think and Grow Rich- Buy Back Your Time by Dan MartellDiego's Charitable Cause: - Immigrants Rising, an organization that provides financial, mental health, and career pathing resources to undocumented studentsSponsor: BetterLife Real Estate Funding (REF), which provides Hard Money, DSCR, Conventional, and Portfolio loans specifically tailored to real estate investors' unique needsConnect with Diego:- FI Investors' 2024 resources: E-Book, goal-setting worksheet, and more - @realdiegocorzo on InstagramJoin the Tribe: - https://abetterlife.com/
#45: Aaron Hale

#45: Aaron Hale

2024-01-1501:06:11

Aaron Hale is a former Army bomb disposal tech who, after being severely injured in Afghanistan and losing his sight and hearing, has gone on to run ultramarathons, start a successful confections company, and build a cash-flowing real estate portfolio.In this episode, you'll hear why Aaron left a cushy gig as a Navy chef to tackle one of the riskiest jobs in the world. He also shares a detailed account of his injury; exactly what it feels like to go blind and deaf; how he travels, cooks, climbs mountains, and leads teams; and the silver linings he's found along the way.Aaron also talks about: - What it felt like to be blinded by an improvised explosive device and the immediate aftermath of the blast- His recovery at Walter Reed, and going from "why did this happen to me" to "why is this happening for me"- How not consuming TV or social media content has affected his productivity- The role cooking played in his recovery and founding a successful fudge company- Running a 135-mile race in Death Valley and kayaking through whitewater rapids while blind- His first real estate deal, where nothing went according to plan - How he BRRRR'd a Short Term Rental- His advice to his younger self  - An epic quote that Brandon might stealBooks mentioned: - The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership- Man's Search for Meaning- The Book on Managing Rental Properties by Brandon TurnerAaron's charitable cause:Building Homes for Heroes, a 501(c)(3) that builds and modifies homes for gold star families and injured first responders. Aaron was a recipient of their work; see his story here.Sponsor: BetterLife Tribe, our accountability mastermind dedicated to helping you build wealth without losing your soulConnect with Aaron:- Point of Impact Podcast- Aaron's company, EODFudge- EOD Fudge TikTok ("Cookin without Lookin")
#44: Scott Donnell

#44: Scott Donnell

2024-01-0801:25:18

Scott Donnell is a financial literacy expert and serial entrepreneur who has helped more than 6 million families learn how to earn, spend, save and invest. In this episode, Scott shares the exact steps you can take to instill healthy, wealthy money habits in your kids and family. He also talks about:- Why Gen Z is pessimistic about their economic future and skeptical about investing - The dangers of “first-generation wealth”- How he gets his kids to clean up after themselves and help out around the house- The “quarter system” he uses to reward and discipline his kids without anyone losing their cool- Leaving your kids “heritage, not inheritance”- His thoughts on Dave Ramsey and Grant Cardone- How he founded, bootstrapped and sold a fast-growing school fundraising company- What kids learn by participating in business fares- How the GravyStack system replaces chores with paid “gigs” and puts them in charge of expenses- His religious faith and how it’s intertwined with family- A hack for keeping rebellious teenagers out of trouble Books mentioned:- Value Creation Kid: The Healthy Struggles Your Children Need to Succeed by Scott Donnell- Habits of the Household: Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms by Justin Whitmel Earley- Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg- The Road Less Stupid- Rich Dad, Poor DadConnect with Scott:- Instagram- TikTok- GravyStack (Use code DINNER30 when you download the app for 30 days free)Scott’s Charitable Cause:Gravystack's giving fund providing scholarships for inner-city kids who can't afford the membership.
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Evan G

awesome episode! Thanks Brandon for bringing amazing people on the show to share their wisdom and inspire us to positive action.

Dec 7th
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Jonathan Herdina

Geez. I started at Podcast #1 and they have all been great. But when I got to #8, it might literally be my favorite podcast of all time. It just hit home on so many levels. Great content.

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Muriya McPeek

This podcast is phenomenal. Brandon is a great host/interviewer and really gets into deep meaningful conversations with his guests. I learn something valuable with every episode, but my favourite so far is episode 3.

Apr 4th
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