Rank #1: CFD 443 - Getting Started and Staying Started in Real Estate Investing
Whitney Nicely went from no investments (or strategies) to 19 houses, 19 apartment units and 7 chunks of land in less than three years all bringing monthly money to her bank account on autopilot. She has traveled the United States speaking on stages, teaching her simple strategies, and meeting with other successful real estate investors- and still buying houses the way she teaches others.
Rank #2: AHP: Debts, Chaos, and Cashflow
On this episode of the CashFlow Diary Podcast, Jorge explains that the most important thing is to take that first step. Then the second step, then the third step. List the steps and take the first one. Don’t look all the way to the finish line, work on getting through the first mile. Break it down into achievable bites that get you closer to your goal.
Rank #3: The Science of Getting Rich
David Neagle is the bestselling author of The Millions Within: How to Manifest Exactly What You Want and Have an EPIC Life!. He is one of the architects of the coaching and personal growth industry, and has spoken or worked alongside Bob Proctor, Marianne Morrisey, and Tony Robbins.
Rank #4: Lisa Phillips On Affordable Real Estate
Lisa Phillips is the founder of Affordable Real Estate Investments and #1 bestselling author of Investing in Rental Properties for Beginners: Buy Low, Rent High. After her second layoff and a foreclosure in the bloated Las Vegas, NV real estate market, Lisa found herself alone and halfway across the US from her friends and family with no job.
Rank #5: 90 Days To 5k: Passive Income Real Estate Investing
Edna Keep, author of Multiple Ways To Wealth: Creating Your Prosperous Lifestyle and real estate investment teacher, has a deep understanding of what investors want in a deal. As a former financial advisor, Edna helps connect investors with everyday people who want to create true passive income for the long term.
Rank #6: CFD 430 - The Principles Of Real Estate Investing
Erik Stark is an Expert Real Estate Entrepreneur, Educator, Marketer, Ubercool Dad and Dedicated Husband of 13+ Years. Erik has purchased hundreds of properties, created masterful marketing pieces, shared the stage with the top real estate and personal development educators, helped thousands of people improve their lives and continues to pour his life into people, friendships, disciplines, breakthroughs and growth.
Rank #7: Building Systems To Create The Lifestyle You Want
Cliff Hayden is a real estate investor, broker-owner of Altec Properties, and founder of ShowMeTheRental.com, a unique online service that automates the most difficult part of property management: finding and screening qualified tenants.
Rank #8: Consistency Beats Intensity, Finding Abundance With Real Estate Investing
In 2015, Paul Thompson wanted out. His corporate office had become a suffocating cell. Paul decided to start buying rental houses, build passive income and break the chains of Corporate America. He was so successful, he secured 20 deals in his first 18 months of investing. Since that time he has acquired more than 2 dozen rentals without bank financing.
Rank #9: CFD 347 [REPLAY 259] - How to Become A Real Estate Entrepreneur
We are always learning new things and trying new things so we can become bigger and badder in whatever we are doing in life and in our professional lives. When we have a business we need to keep trying new things with our marketing. This is a critical factor in building your presence in the world and online. At Cash Flow Diary we have been trying a few new things to spread our message and presence. One thing is Periscope. So in this unique episode I lift the audio from a recent Periscope session to cover the topic of how to become a real estate entrepreneur. If you’re new to Cash Flow Diary and are just learning about what we do here, this episode should be very helpful to you. I recap my path to becoming the businessman and investor I am today. You’ll also learn that I’m a father of a few very active children, cuz you’ll hear them from time to time in the background. I can give Periscope two thumbs up. It’s fun, it’s easy to use and I can record literally from anywhere. What’s also cool is that I can interact with people in real time because the questions flow in, I see them and get to answer. What’s better than that? Another thing you will get a glimpse of is the chaos of my world when I’m at home with the kids! So if you have ever told yourself that you can’t get into real estate investing because you have children and too much chaos, I’m going to have to call you on it. That’s just an excuse. Of course, to fully appreciate my response, you need to head over the ABOUT PAGE on this site and watch a short video about how my life has changed since I first started as a wholesaler and then moving into a buy-and-hold real estate entrepreneur. Learn more. LISTEN NOW.
Rank #10: CFD 235 - It’s a Good Time to Determine the S.W.O.T. of Your Business and Goals
As I continue to document my entrepreneurial journey, it’s time once again to take inventory of my business, practices and goals. That way I can identify how to make faster forward motion toward my goals. That’s something every entrepreneur needs to do. In the business world, we call this an analysis of your our company’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. In order to determine these analytics means asking five questions: Why, What, When, Who and How? This is converse to how we’ve been taught to ask our questions. For example, we’re taught to look at HOW to get things done, but I say until you determine your WHY there is no getting something done. That’s what I talk about in this me-to-you episode of the Cash Flow Diary podcast. I also break down how to conduct your S.W.O.T. analysis. In brief, grab a piece of paper and pen. Start jotting down your personal strengths that will help you reach your goals (whether it’s in real estate investing or any other business). Jot down your strengths in your business practices. Same goes for your weaknesses. I’m sure you can list them with ease. You know what you could have done better over the past 12 months and what needs improvement. What about opportunities? I see them everywhere. No kidding. At every turn I swear to you that I see opportunities in real estate investing. That’s why I love what I do! If you don’t see things that way, you have more learning to do. Listen to my podcast. Listen to other people’s entrepreneurial-minded podcasts. Read, read and read some more. There are lots of books out there and if you have a reader or computer of any type, you can download to your heart’s content for less. (You can get my e-book for free.) Finally, what are your challenges? Are you perhaps stopping yourself from the success you desire? A lot of times we are at the core of our challenges. It is our beliefs that must change to allow success to enter our lives. In this episode I give you a few cool exercises that will help you take action and move your needle forward toward your goals. For real. It goes hand in hand with conducting your S.W.O.T. and you’re gonna like it! Learn more. LISTEN NOW.
Rank #11: Ending Small Business Failure With The SmallBizLady
Melinda F. Emerson, SmallBizLady, is Americas #1 Small Business Expert. She has been a thriving entrepreneur for nearly 20 years and is an internationally known keynote speaker and expert on small business development and social media marketing. She publishes a resource blog www.succeedasyourownboss.com
Rank #12: Industrial Real Estate Investing and Building an Empire
Welcome Wilson is the Founder & Chairman of the Board of Welcome Group, a privately held real estate development firm that owns ninety manufacturing and other industrial facilities in Texas comprising just over 4 million square feet of space. Wilson is also a principal in Kingham Dalton Wilson, Ltd, a regional industrial construction company.
Rank #13: CFD 372 - Multifamily Investing with Mark Walker
Mark is founder of Luxmana Investments, which focuses on residential and multifamily investments. Mark was able to go from being a part-time investor with a full-time job in high tech, to someone who quit the corporate rat race in pursuit of his passion and now thrives as a multifamily investor.
Rank #14: CFD 236 - 8 THINGS TO GIVE UP - Wanna Reach Success? Dump the Doubt!
Recently on Facebook I shared an image of what you need to give up if you want to be truly successful. In short, there are 8 things: Doubting Yourself Negative thinking Fear of Failure Criticizing Others Negative Self-Talk Procrastination Fear of Success People Pleasing This is such an important list that I thought it would be neat to do a special Cash Flow Diary podcast series on these topics. So that’s what I’m doing over the next 8 episodes. I hope it helps you move your needle forward. Today I tackle the #1 thing you have to stop doing immediately… that’s Doubting Yourself. (It’s a soul-killer.) It is critical for you to have a belief that you CAN do what you set out to do. Whether that is real estate investing or any other path. When you set out on any new journey, don’t let doubt stop you from trying new things. When you get into a place of doubt, stop and ask yourself… has anyone before you ever done what you are attempting to do? The answer is yes, of course. That tells you what you’re attempting is absolutely possible. You CAN do it if you stick to it and learn the system by which other people have reached your same goals. You think I was confident when I first started out as a real estate investor? Heck, no. But I prayed and kept going. I messed up and kept going. I learned new things and kept going. I did what I feared I couldn’t do… and I moved forward anyway. After all, I didn’t have a lot of choice. I literally could not fail. To understand this statement, you need to know my story. Then go listen to my very first Cash Flow Dairy podcast episodes. You’ll see what I mean. I built my confidence over time. That’s not to say I don’t have doubts some days even now, but I have learned to control my responses to those doubts. That’s what you need to do in order to dump the doubt! This episode of the Cash Flow Diary will help get you there. LISTEN NOW.
Rank #15: Private Lending Secrets From The Private Money Authority
Jay Conner has been buying and selling houses for 14 years and has been involved in over 52 Million dollars in transactions. For the past 7 years, Jay has completely automated his 7-Figure Income Business to where he works in his business less than 10 hours per week.
Rank #16: CFD 340 [REPLAY 274] – How I Did My First 117 Units of Property and Beyond
In this short Cash Flow diary podcast episode I talk about a few of the basics, like how I did my first deals (because I get the question all the time), how to raise capital and how to generate leads. What you’ll learn is to do things in a certain sequence, which will help get others to enroll in your process. It’s like planting your lands in preparation for a harvest. You have to plow the land, prepare the soil, seed it, do a few more things to keep cultivating and nurturing your crops… and finally get to the harvest. (In real estate transactions, the close of the deal is your harvest.) In this episode you will learn about the importance of conducting the III interview (triple “I”) with everyone you want to work with. That’s because you want your buyers, investors and sellers to be in total alignment with your goals, mission and vision. If they don’t fit you can’t force them to fit. If you do, you’ll be sorry at some point down the road. You’ll also learn how to generate leads wherever you go. Whether that’s at Starbucks or the mall or in line at the grocery store. Again, it’s like planting seeds. You don’t just plant in one spot. You spread them around so you get a big, healthy crop. If you want a better look at generating leads in the real world, you need to check out our Lead Machine Video Course. If you do, you can actually begin generating leads minutes after taking the course! It happens all the time. (It gives you all my offline lead-generation strategies I used when I was starting out as an investor and strategies I use even today!) You will want to take notes as you listen to this episode. It is taken from a recent Periscope session I did on lead generation. We are archiving these videos in our member area, so if you are a Cashflow Core Member you can go watch it and take screen shots of the graphics I drew in this one! (BTW, you’ll hear my kids in the background. They have taken the role of my official “heart monitors” because we’re trying to reach a million hearts on Periscope by the end of the month.) Learn more. LISTEN NOW.
Rank #17: CFD 282 – What Do Laundromats and Cashflow Have in Common?
On this special episode of the Cash Flow Diary podcast, which is a little rough and raw as we try out some new recording technologies (plural), we have three guests from to diverse areas of the world that all share the same focus: Investing in laundromats! Guests Cisco and Doris Calderon are in California earning impressive cashflow with theirs; Thomas Landenburger does the same in Italy! Thomas wasn’t always a real estate entrepreneur. He attended college in Wisconsin and then entered the Marine Reserves. After seeing the hottest desserts and coldest winters in Wisconsin, he left the Marines and hit the road to travel the world. He met a woman in Greece, got married and opened a pastry shop. Then he opened a bed and breakfast in far-off lands, sort of like the movie Under the Tuscan Sun. Thomas was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug pretty hard, which brought him to opening his first laundromat in Italy. As for Cisco and Doris, their path was a little different. They met in a dance class at Cal Poly Pomona, fell in love and headed to Arizona. Facing some struggles they decided to return to California. Because they were in the tech industry, which bottomed out in about 2008-ish – which also meant they no longer had good jobs – they were forced to look at their future a little differently. Like they’d have to create their own future through being entrepreneurs. The couple decided that owning laundromats would be the ticket to success. (But it wasn’t an easy decision, according to Doris, because Cisco is a full-speed-ahead kind of guy and she’s an on-the-edge-of-the-cliff-of-fear sort.) So why laundromats? Because they serve people who need them very badly. In California, the Calderons’ customers don’t have a washer and dryer at home. For Thomas laundromats make sense because in Italy dryers are a luxury item. He says it’s funny to him because he feels like he’s changing the tradition in Italy. He adds that even little old ladies who have always hung their laundry out on the line are using his dryers! If you want to know how to open a laundromat, this is the episode for you. You’ll enjoy the personal stories from our guests. You’ll even learn what it cost them each to start their first laundromats, plus the differences between the businesses. You might want to reach out to these individuals through Facebook. Learn more. LISTEN NOW.
Rank #18: CFD 378 [REPLAY 026] - How to Get Started Building a Business to Produce Passive Real Estate Income
Everyone wasn't born with a "silver spoon" in their mouths but we were all blessed with the gift of time. By using your time wisely to learn, you can acquire knowledge to create cashflow despite your income. Listen now, as J. Massey explains how experience is just as valuable as money.
Rank #19: Build Your Real Estate Investing Team With Bob Lachance
Bob Lachance has been an active business owner and real estate investor since 2004. Bob is an entrepreneur by nature and currently owns, operates and manages many different businesses around the world.
Rank #20: CFD 319 - Mat Sorensen Reveals a “Hidden” Private Capital Source You Need to Know About NOW.
Cash Flow Diary podcast guest Attorney Mat Sorensen is the guy that I was fortunate to meet and work with a few years ago. He is also the person who first introduced me to the idea of using SDIRAs, which happens to be the “most investable section of cash” available to you as a real estate entrepreneur in the world. Mat would know; he’s an author who wrote the book on SDIRA rules. He’s also a speaker, trainer, radio show host and all-around great guy! So, what does “SDIRA” mean? Simply it means “Self-Directed IRA” and as such it means the monies in that type of account can be used to invest in properties… like YOUR properties. And it’s not all that tough to rollover or transfer monies from a traditional IRA into one that is self-directed. You can’t do it, but there are companies that specialize in that sort of thing. You need a custodian for the self-directed account. Guess what Mat helps people do? Mat is one of people who can help people open SDIRAs, because that’s one of the things his firm advises clients to do. In fact, Mat has advised thousands of clients with self-directed retirement plan investments, because he is one of the go-to experts on the topic in the country. Today, Mat has established IRA/LLCs, partnerships, private offerings, corporations, and other investment structures with self-directed IRAs and 401(k)s. In addition to account owners, over the years his clients have included trust companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, hedge funds, investment sponsors, and third party administrators. If you meet people who have self-directed IRAs, those people can invest in your deals. It pays to find out what type of retirement accounts those people you meet happen to have. And if they have a more traditional IRA or retirement account, you can help them move it to being a self-directed account… if you know who to send them to. Mat is a trusted source, because he is someone I can personally attest to that really knows his stuff. Stick with this episode and you’ll learn that people might be calling your IRA “self-directed” when it absolutely is not. You’ll also learn what a truly self-directed IRA is and what it can do… which is invest in real estate. There are rules, however, and you need to follow them by the letter of the law. You aren’t the one investing; your IRA is. This is a very educational episode, so make sure you keep a notepad next to you if you can as you listen. Mat does his best at using layman’s terms to explain the complicated stuff he does. Learn more. LISTEN NOW.