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The Entrepreneur DNA

Author: Justin Colby

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This podcast is focused on YOU, the entrepreneurs that want more than they have. That have experienced failure, or maybe are too scared to get off the bench because they have no guidance or advice. Maybe you are looking to finally scale your business and create the life you dreamed about. Justin and his guests will advise you in all of the ways they have become successful in business, along with all of the miss steps to avoid. This is not just all about business as these interviews gets personal and can bring just as much value to your personal life as it does to your business. I hope you enjoy, each and every episode as they are guaranteed to deliver.
29 Episodes
Today I interview Chris Naugle, a successful entrepreneur and financial expert, who introduces the concept of becoming your own bank. Chris explains how individuals can gain financial independence by utilizing specially designed whole life insurance policies to finance their purchases and investments, rather than relying on traditional banks. Sharing his personal success story, Chris details the benefits of this model, such as maintaining control over your money, earning guaranteed interest, and creating a tax-free income stream. The discussion also covers practical applications, including managing debt and planning for retirement, emphasizing how anyone can implement this strategy to secure their financial future.    
Today I sit down with Veena Jetti, a leading expert in multifamily real estate with over a billion dollars in transactions. We discuss the importance of networking through flying first class and joining high-end gyms, emphasizing how these environments can lead to valuable connections. Veena shares her journey from corporate real estate to multifamily investments, highlighting the power of mindset, community, and leveraging other people's money (OPM) for success. She provides actionable advice for aspiring real estate investors, stressing the need to show up, cultivate the right mindset, and actively engage in supportive communities. --- Connect with Veena! Instagram - @veenajetti Multifi Family -
Today I sit down with Tony Javier, a 20-year veteran entrepreneur and real estate investor known as "Mr. TV." Tony shares his journey from college to successful business ownership, emphasizing the transformative power of TV marketing. He explains how television advertising has significantly boosted his business by creating credibility, influence, and authority. Tony also discusses the importance of understanding the difference between marketing and branding, working smarter by leveraging systems and teams, and maintaining a strong, consistent online presence. Listeners are encouraged to explore TV marketing as a powerful tool for scaling their businesses effectively.
In this episode of "The Entrepreneur DNA," I sit down with Edwin Carrion, a seasoned entrepreneur with over two decades in real estate and recent ventures in transportation and logistics. We discuss Edwin's approach to business, emphasizing the importance of leveraging one's unique strengths, the critical role of strategic partnerships, and the necessity of having a dedicated team. Edwin shares his journey through various industries, from real estate to gold trading, highlighting key lessons in resilience and strategic growth. He offers practical advice for entrepreneurs aiming to scale their businesses from seven to multi-seven figures, focusing on the importance of vision, proper planning, and learning from economic fluctuations.   ---   Connect with Edwin! Instagram - @edwincarrion78 Website -  
Eric Spofford and I discuss his transformative journey from a troubled past with severe heroin addiction and legal issues to becoming a successful entrepreneur with a nine-figure business exit. We delve into Eric's sobriety, which he credits as a foundation for his success, and how living authentically has impacted his personal and professional life. Eric also shares his upcoming involvement in the "Limitless" event in Utah and his excitement about speaking alongside prominent figures like Donald Trump Jr. and David Goggins. Additionally, Eric discusses his commitment to helping others, especially through his initiative "Operation Comeback," aimed at supporting families of addicts. The conversation underscores the themes of resilience, authenticity, and the transformative power of sobriety in achieving personal and professional fulfillment.
Jon Gordon, a 16-time bestselling author, about his journey as a writer and the key themes in his books. We discuss the importance of belief, hard work, failure, perseverance, and growth in achieving success. Jon shares his personal experiences of going through the fire and adapting to challenges. We also delve into Jon's books, particularly 'The Energy Bus' and 'The One Truth,' which emphasize the power of positivity, teamwork, and oneness. Jon emphasizes the importance of authenticity and being true to oneself. The conversation explores the power of thoughts and the impact they have on our lives. Negative thoughts lead to separation, division, and dysfunction, while positive thoughts lead to connection, unity, and strength. The key is to recognize that negative thoughts are not coming from us, but rather from external forces. By choosing to respond to negative thoughts with truth and positivity, we can transform our mindset and create a more fulfilling life. The conversation also touches on the importance of gratitude, self-talk, and prayer in elevating our state of mind and fostering connection.  
GET YOUR FREE SIGNED COPY OF DAVID'S BOOK- Email: - David Meltzer, a renowned entrepreneur dedicated to making the world a happier place. We discuss the transformative power of community, emphasizing how interconnectedness and mutual support can drive success and fulfillment. David shares insights on the importance of asking for help, overcoming adversity, and finding joy in the process of pursuing one's potential. He also offers practical advice on making money, helping others, and having fun, drawing from his extensive personal and professional experiences. David concludes by inviting listeners to connect with him and offering free copies of his book, "Connected to Goodness," to further inspire and guide their journeys. -    
Keith Gauzes shares his journey from a tumultuous youth facing potential incarceration to becoming a disciplined military serviceman in the Air Force and later a SWAT team member. His experiences laid the foundation for his transformation into a successful entrepreneur. Keith discusses starting a bounce house rental business that quickly grew into a multimillion-dollar enterprise and eventually led to the founding of Black Label, a comprehensive service company designed to assist entrepreneurs from startup to exit. Throughout the episode, Keith emphasizes the importance of resilience, strategic thinking, and learning from failures, illustrating how his background in chaotic environments has shaped his approach to business and leadership.  
Today I am joined with Sophia Castro, where she shares her experiences and insights as a trailblazer in women's empowerment and entrepreneurship. Discussing the challenges of modern parenting and the pressures women face in seeking help, Sophia emphasizes the importance of building a robust support system for balancing family and business responsibilities. She recounts her journey from financial struggles to significant business success, advocating for a mindset shift towards empowerment and strategic thinking. Sophia's story is not just inspirational but also a guide on leveraging support, overcoming societal expectations, and achieving financial independence through entrepreneurship. -- Connect with Sofia! Instagram - @officialsofiacastro Upsiders Facebook community -    
My long-time friend Mikey Taylor, a former professional skateboarder turned multifaceted entrepreneur, shares his journey from the skate parks to the boardrooms of real estate investment. Taylor delves into the transformative lessons learned while transitioning from sports to starting his own craft brewery and eventually founding a private equity real estate firm. He emphasizes the importance of aligning business pursuits with personal purpose over passion, the strategic necessity of choosing the right partners, and offers his projections on the future of real estate markets. Alongside candid discussions about the challenges of entrepreneurship, Taylor also reflects on personal growth, the complexities of work-life balance, and the strategic moves that have shaped his successful career in real estate. - Connect with Mikey: Tiktok: @mikeytaylor Instagram: @mikeytaylor      
Jason Payne is an entrepreneur renowned for his commitment to building strong business relationships and a robust consulting business. Despite not being actively involved in real estate, Jason invested $60,000 to join a high-profile mastermind, underlining his belief in the power of networking and personal development.
In this conversation, I ntervieww Chris Miles, the CEO of Money Ripples and the self-proclaimed anti-financial advisor. They discuss Chris's journey of retiring twice by the age of 39 and the flaws in the traditional financial advising industry. We emphasize the importance of financial education for entrepreneurs and the need to invest in assets that generate passive income. Chris challenges the notion that financial advisors are the ultimate authority and encourages listeners to take control of their own financial future. Chris Miles shares his insights on financial advisors, the importance of results, and the power of passive income. He emphasizes the need for business ownership and multiple streams of income to achieve financial freedom. Chris also discusses the role of cash flow and the impact it can have on a business. He shares examples of how he has helped clients improve their cash flow and make strategic financial decisions. Chris encourages entrepreneurs to invest in themselves and their businesses, and to focus on creating passive income through real estate, commodities, and cash reserves.   Connect with Chris: Instagram - @chriscmiles Website -   Thank you to Horizon Trust for sponsoring today's episode! Go to
Today I sit down with Ryan Pineda as he shares his journey from professional athlete to becoming a leading real estate investor and influential entrepreneur. Broadcasting from his office, Ryan discusses his initial ventures in couch flipping, his transition to real estate, and how he scaled his businesses to achieve multimillion-dollar revenues. He emphasizes the critical role of social media in business growth and introduces his passion project, Wealthy Way, which aims to teach entrepreneurs how to achieve financial success without compromising their quality of life. Through his experiences, Ryan provides valuable advice on mentorship, the importance of documenting entrepreneurial journeys on social media, and the potential of new technologies like NFTs and blockchain in real estate.   Connect with Ryan: Instagram - @ryanpineda Website -   This episode is brought to you by Horizon Trust Company. Unlock the potential of your retirement savings with innovative investment solutions from Horizon Trust. Visit to learn how you can diversify your retirement portfolio.    
Today we welcome Bill Walsh, a successful sales coach and business mentor who shares his remarkable journey of escalating a business from zero to one million dollars in just four months. Bill, who has a rich history of assisting over 1500 salespeople and business owners achieve similar financial success, discusses the core of his strategy which revolves around understanding and navigating customer objections through his community called "Objection Box." Notably, he highlights the importance of establishing genuine relationships and leveraging personal experiences to excel in sales. He also delves into the significance of commitment and resilience, drawing from his own transition from a personal trainer to a sales expert post-COVID. Throughout the discussion, Bill emphasizes the power of community building, continuous personal development, and the strategic approach to sales that avoids the common pitfalls of rejection and fear, thereby guiding listeners on how to thrive in the competitive landscape of sales.    Connect with Bill Walsh and The Objection Box: Instagram - @billwalshofficial Facebook -   Thank you Horizon Trust for sponsoring today's episode! Schedule a call with them:  
Today we welcome my longtime friend and collaborator, Jamil Damji, a titan in the real estate investment space. Despite potential competitive dynamics, our relationship stands as a testament to the power of friendship, mutual respect, and shared success in the entrepreneurial journey. Jamil, a celebrated real estate investor, business owner, television personality, and best-selling author, shares his philosophies on business, the essence of meaningful relationships, and the transformative journey of personal growth amidst professional success. This episode is a compelling exploration of what it means to succeed in business while staying true to oneself and one's values. Jamil Damji's experiences and insights offer invaluable lessons on the importance of resilience, the power of collaboration, and the profound impact of personal growth on professional success.   Connect with Jamil: Instagram - @jdamji   Thank you Horizon Trust for sponsoring today's episode! Schedule a call with them:
Today I chat with Greg Herlean, a close friend and financial wizard, who sheds light on the potential of self-directed IRAs for entrepreneurs. Greg walks us through how these retirement accounts can be creatively utilized for investments far beyond the stock market, including in real estate, cryptocurrencies, and even unique assets like cutting horses, offering significant tax benefits and the possibility of substantial returns. He shares his journey of founding Horizon Trust to demystify and facilitate the process for investors, urging listeners to explore self-directed IRAs as a strategic tool for financial growth and tax savings, ultimately encouraging entrepreneurs to broaden their investment horizons and seize control of their financial futures. --- Book a call with Horizon Trust - Connect with Greg! Instagram - @gregherlean Website -  
In this energizing episode of the Entrepreneur DNA podcast, we're joined by the remarkable Charlie Johnson, Europe's leading fitness coach who has not only transformed his own life but has helped countless others do the same. Flying all the way to Miami, Charlie shares his journey from struggling with self-confidence to building the biggest online fitness business in Europe. Dive into an inspiring conversation about the power of coaching, the importance of implementation, and the unstoppable momentum that comes from pushing past your limits.   Follow Charlie on Instagram - @charliejohnsonfitness Check out his program - Listen to Daily Mind Medicine -
Dustin Gutkowski's journey from homelessness to angel investing sets the stage for us sharing our stories and insights. We cover everything from overcoming challenges to building successful businesses through meaningful connections. There's a strong emphasis on mindset, taking risks, and the importance of investing in people for leadership and business success. Social media's role in business, productivity, and wealth creation is also explored, alongside personal anecdotes illustrating the power of intentionality and perseverance in achieving goals. Overall, it's a motivating and insightful discussion on navigating the entrepreneurial landscape with authenticity and purpose.   Follow Dustin on instagram - @dustingutkowskirr Listen to Daily Mind Medicine -   The #1 training and coaching system to launch, grow, and scale your investing business! 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞:   Turn cold real estate leads into engaged motivated sellers on auto-pilot using the power of A.I! 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞:   Have a question? Ask me anything at     𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐉𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧: After graduating from UCLA in 2003 with an English degree, Justin went directly into business for himself. He has never had a W-2 job. In 2005 he got into real estate by co-founding a brokerage in the Northern California area. Quickly he realized that being a realtor was not for him.   In 2007 he got into real estate investing full time. 16 years later, Justin has flipped well over 2600 properties, accumulated millions in rental properties, and is an active investor to this day.   His success in real estate led him to start The Science Of Flipping podcast and education company, where he has coached and mentored over one thousand aspiring and active investors.    He is a nationally recognized speaker and is on a mission to educate as many people as possible on becoming a successful dynamic real estate investor.     𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒔 𝑯𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝑻𝒐 𝑺𝒂𝒚 𝑨𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝑱𝒖𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒏:    “Justin is one of the best trainers in this space. He really gives everything to his tribe.” – Brent Daniels (TTP)    “Justin’s ability to connect with people and help them understand what he is teaching, is unparallelled” – Kent Clothier (REWW)    “We have been in the trenches flipping homes in Phoenix for over a decade, he is one of the best to do it.” – Sean Terry (Flip2Freedom)   
Follow Esteban Andrade on Instagram @estenick Listen to 'Daily Mind Medicine' on all listening platforms or go to Watch this episode on Youtube at   Esteban shares his inspiring journey as an immigrant entrepreneur in the US, emphasizing the challenges and opportunities encountered along the way. Drawing inspiration from Gary Vaynerchuk and leveraging his resilience, Esteban successfully built two businesses, underscoring the significant disparity in opportunities between the US and his country of origin. His story, alongside another speaker's experiences, highlights the unique entrepreneurial traits immigrants bring, such as resourcefulness and a willingness to take risks. They discuss the importance of mindset, networking, and daily habits in achieving success. Esteban's ventures, Hustle Media and Remote Latinos, epitomize his journey from painting houses to creating a multi-million dollar enterprise, focusing on leveraging technology and digital marketing in real estate and providing platforms for entrepreneurs to connect with remote professionals. Through their narratives, they advocate for the value of hard work, continuous learning, and the strategic use of technology and human resources in entrepreneurship.          
Follow Taylor on Instragram @taylorawelch Listen to 'Daily Mind Medicine' on all listening platforms or go to Watch this episode on Youtube at   In today's episode, Taylor Welch, a renowned figure in the consulting industry, shares his tumultuous journey from establishing a consulting business with annual revenues surpassing $30 million to facing a government lawsuit and ultimately rebuilding his empire. Welch and I delve into personal stories of parenting, contrasting their children's distinct personalities and discussing the impact of fatherhood on their lives. The conversation transitions into Welch's professional setbacks, including a significant legal battle with the government over a scam within his company, which led to a comprehensive investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Despite these challenges, Welch highlights the importance of resilience, the value of learning from failures, and the crucial role of retention and strategic pivoting in business growth. He emphasizes the significance of embracing failure as a stepping stone to success, underscoring his journey of rebranding and providing insights into his innovative approaches to entrepreneurship, marketing, and building sustainable business models through retention and valuable relationships.     Taylor is the founder of Welch Equities and the Wealthy Consultant. He consults & manages a portfolio of brands and clients making the world smarter, happier & healthier. His first brand reached a combined value appraisal of 78 million dollars and today services nearly 10,000 customers and clients yearly. Tune into his content and projects at and enjoy. 
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