BiggerPockets Podcast 432: From $0 to $1,000,000 in 5 Years: The 4 Steps to Gain Millionaire Net Worth with Brandon and David

Everyone wants to be a millionaire, and if you’re listening to this episode, you probably want to be one as well! With so many online gurus trying to sell their secret to success, it can be hard to distinguish the real from the...not so real. On this episode, we’re lucky enough to have two millionaires with us! Brandon Turner and David Greene! Brandon and David have compiled a list of 4 traits that all millionaires possess, and if you can possess these traits too, you’ll be on your path to millions. These millionaire traits aren’t just exemplified in Brandon and David, these traits tend to be universally consistent across self-made millionaires. This episode will also touch on mastery and how you can not only achieve it, but refine it using the 4 stages of mastery. Stuck on a deal, don’t know where to go next in your career, thinking of jumping ship on a project? List down these 4 stages and see where you stand, you’ll be able to see what you need to do to go on to achieve greater mastery in whatever you’re interested in. Since it’s the start of the year, it’s a great time to look forward with not only hope, but a plan. Take your existing plan and see where these traits and stages fit into your life, where you’re lacking, and where you can do better. This is how you’ll achieve success and the coveted millionaire status.

BiggerPockets Podcast 431: How to Make Trade-offs in Your Life (Before Others Do it For You) with Greg McKeown

Your agent is calling you to show you houses, your boss is emailing you about some work to do, your partner wants to grab dinner, and you want to take a nap. How do you prioritize things in your life when everything seems so important? The key is essentialism. Joining the podcast today is Greg McKeown, Author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Greg relates to the struggle of many entrepreneurs and investors: too many options, not enough time. Instead of telling you to wake up at 5 AM, take a cold shower and work until 10PM, he presents a far more effective (and simple) approach. What Greg suggests: pick the things you care most about, do them, and don’t worry about the rest. But how do you pick when everything seems essential? The answer: almost everything else besides your core cares/needs aren’t essential. If you begin to treat the non-essential as essential, you stretch yourself too thin, not allowing you the time to accomplish what truly is...essential. In the modern age, many of us feel like we don’t have time to accomplish everything we want. When we get laser-focused and put the principles of essentialism in our daily lives, we can accomplish more than ever.

BiggerPockets Podcast 430: Best of 2020: Brandon and David’s Favorite Pieces of Advice from 2020 Guests

Another year of the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast is in the books! This time, we’re joined by co hosts, David and Brandon, live from the Sea Shed in Maui! We’ve had such a fantastic group of guests this year, so to help ease into 2021, David and Brandon picked their 7 favorite clips from the whole year. You’ll hear from familiar faces like Tarl Yarber, Thach Nguyen, and other real estate rockstars. This episode doesn’t just touch on real estate, we also go into how many real estate professionals made personal growth a priority when accomplishing their goals, all while enjoying their life more. If you’re ready to expand your business, get more units under contract, or begin your first house hack, this advice will be crucial for your personal, business, and real estate success in the coming year. It has certainly helped out Brandon and David! Thanks again for joining us this year, we look forward to interviewing even more amazing guests in 2021 (and beyond)!

BiggerPockets Podcast 429: Pursuing Self-Sovereignty and Why Life is More Meaningful When It’s Hard with Ryan Michler

How many times has something happened in life where we blamed someone besides ourselves for the outcome? Didn’t get a promotion: it’s your bosses fault for being greedy! Ran late to work: it’s all the other drivers faults, not yours! Investment property having problems: it’s the tenant doing all the damage! Ryan Michler, founder of the Order of Man, sees this sort of victim mentality as a massive block to our full potential. He makes the well-put point that all we can do is control our effort, we can’t control others. This realization didn’t come easy, though. Ryan realized this after a tough fight with his partner, leading him to reevaluate not only their relationship, but the way he shifted blame on others, in an unhealthy way. Now Ryan interviews the men that he looks up to on his own podcast, all while running his organization/brotherhood of those part of the “Order of Man”. It’s not easy to stay humble and calm all the time, especially in the state of our current world, but Ryan does as good of a job as any to remind us all that our future is in our hands, and all we can do is try our best, consistently.

BiggerPockets Podcast 428: Using Simple Conversations to Get Deals Others Can’t with Investor Rodney Ross

Rodney Ross didn’t have the most gracious entrance to the real estate space. He bought a house while in college, with only $8,000 down and not a lot in the bank. The house ended up getting de-authorized for tenants to live in so Rodney had to go back on his loan. Game over right? Time to give up? Not for Rodney! While finishing college, Rodney decided to take it a bit slower, getting his real estate agent license so he could build up the capital to buy rentals. He’s been an agent, a wholesaler, a general contractor, and a buy and hold investor. If it’s happening in real estate, Rodney probably knows about it! Unlike many new (and even experienced) real estate investors, Rodney took the time to nurture leads, have meaningful conversations with sellers and buyers, and found that by having some basic empathy for the other party, you’re more likely to close deals. This strategy seemed to have worked, in a decade since his first deal, Rodney now has around 20 cash flowing units, and he’s looking for more! Using the 203k loan, Rodney has been able to get homes at a discount, finance the repairs, and get them rented and refinanced, kind of like a speciality BRRRR. This episode proves that if you care about real estate, care about your partners, and are willing to take risks, it will truly pay off.

BiggerPockets Podcast 427: The 12 Week Year and The Danger of Long-Term Goal Setting with Brian Moran

We’re joined today by author, consultant, and entrepreneur Brian Moran, author of The 12 Week Year. Brian holds a view that many BiggerPockets listeners subscribe to: you are more capable than you think. Through short term sprints, Brian has found that we can all accomplish long-term goals, regardless of the difficulty. This isn’t just a strategy that works for real estate, this works in any industry. Brian has consulted with every kind of business, and the results speak for themselves. Regardless of job type, business type, or industry type, the 12 week year helps you accomplish more by doubling down on what you need to do most. Brian also talks about the danger of long term goal setting, and even annual goal setting. It isn’t that long term goal setting doesn’t work, it’s that it presents us with a long time frame to accomplish something we could do far quicker. That’s how the 12 week year kicks our “unproductive mindset” to the curb, and gets us fired up to do great things sooner. Many investors find it hard to break out of their comfort zone, do the things that they find hard, or even just feel motivated. The crucial part of finding success wherever you need it? Take action, start today, track, plan, and re-plan when needed. You’ll soon find that you’re fired up about things that used to seem scary!

BiggerPockets Podcast 426: Using the “Sunflower Method” To Buy 18 Properties in Just a Few Years with Teacher Jon Wooten

Many new investors find excuses for why they can’t buy properties. Either they don’t have the money, the deals, or the experience. Our guest today, Jon Wooten, had none of these three, but found a way to acquire 18 units (and become financially free) in only a few years. By asking questions and sticking out to the local real estate investors, Jon was able to acquire valuable experience, all while gaining equity in his rental properties. Jon has his own method for finding deals and acquiring wealth, called the “Sunflower Method”, which has helped him get to the point he is at. Now, financially free at 28, Jon has the ability to choose whether he wants to work, which projects to go after, and how he wants to spend his time. This isn’t a far away goal that only the rich and well connected can get to, it’s available for all real estate investors! You may be working a minimum wage job, stuck in a career you want out of, or have debt. Jon shows that all of these can’t stop you from acquiring wealth! How do you find houses? How do you find a mentor? What’s the best way to find a quality handyman? How can you make sure a house is being inspected properly. All these questions and more are answered in this episode!