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BTM 59: Time Wealth Anyone? The VIP Formula with Mark Dolfini

Mark Dolfini is a husband, father, and a veteran of the United States Marines.  He owns several million dollars worth of real estate and has actively managed over $40 million in real estate in his 20 years of being in the real estate business. That is not what makes his story so compelling. Mark has Time-Wealth. He is now able to control his calendar to do the things he wants, when he wants, and with whom he wants to do them.

 

Marine veteran, Mark Dolfini received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Purdue University. He is the Managing Broker of June Palms Property Management, LLC and the CEO of Landlord Coach, LLC. Mark Dolfini is also the author of The Time-Wealthy Investor.

 

On today’s episode, we talk to Mark about his journey into entrepreneurship after leaving his corporate accounting career. He shares with us his story as a high school graduate to finally joining the U.S. Marine Corps and becoming an real estate investor. After he joined the military, Mark realized he needed to get his life on track and start making some serious plans to make a better future for himself and his family.

 

You’ll learn how to use the concept of “anticipated joy” to create the life of your dreams. You’ll also learn why every investor must become a student of business in order to succeed. Mark breaks down The “VIP” concept and how you can use it today to structure your business and achieve the goals you have for your life.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Mark’s journey into entrepreneurship from being a first endeavor vegetable stand in his parent’s garden in upstate New York
  • Importance of setting up a infostructure that fits your vision for your dream life
  • The story of how Mark brought his first real estate property (while attending college)
  • Mark’s favorite failure to date that set up him and his business for later success
  • Why you need to understand the difference between self-employment and business ownership
  • How Mark rebuilt his real estate portfolio and business after losing millions of dollars due to a health
  • How you can create a system to help you run your business and not let the business run you
  • Why you should become a “student of business” and learn the systems and infrastructure of how successful companies are built and managed
  • Importance of investing in great property management software
  • The #1 investment Mark made to take his real estate business and network to the next level
  • The 2 most important questions every real estate investor must ask to avoid bottlenecking
  • Why you need to learn how to eliminate, delegate or automate low-end tasks to free up your time as a entrepreneur
  • What “VIP” is and how you can use it as a investor and entrepreneur to achieve your goals and dreams
  • V- Vision: Establishing a crystal clear picture of what exactly you want your life to be like. Write down everyday what that vision is and have an accountability partner to keep you accountable through the process.
  • I- Infostructure: How you will run your business. Think of this as train tracks for your business. This is the foundation for everything.
  • P- Process: The rules you will operate on top of the infostructure. If you find yourself involved in every aspect of the business, ask yourself these 2 questions: Is this the best use of my time? Can I delegate, eliminate or automate this task?

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode

Mark’s Website: Landlord Coach 

Mark’s Favorite Book: Think & Grow Rich 

Mark’s Favorite Lifestyle Design Apps:

Property Boss Solutions: Customizable Property Management Software

Contactually is an intelligent CRM for real estate professionals.

 

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BTM 39: The Ultimate Guide To Land Investing with Mark Podolsky

Today’s guest, Mark Podolsky, has been buying and selling raw land full time since 2001. After starting with only $3,000, gust-wrenching fear, and absolutely no real estate experience, he bought a few parcels of land and the hit the ground running.

Today Mark is the owner of Frontier Properties, a very reputable and successful land investing company. By focusing on working smart,not hard, he has completed over 5,000 land deals with an average ROI of over 300% on cash flips, and over 1,000 on the deals he sells with financing terms.

Escaping solo-economic dependency changes Mark’s life in so many positive ways that he decided to teach and coach so on today’s show he does just that for our audience. You don’t want to miss this one!

 

Links mentioned in the show:

www.AgentPro247.com

www.TheLandGeek.com

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Workflowy

MyFitnessPal

ThinkUp

Daily Audio Bible

BTM 28: 10x Business Growth By Working Smarter with Joe Kashurba

In today’s episode, we welcome Joe Kashurba. Joe started a freelance web design business when he was in high school and grew it into a digital agency with a world-class team and clients around the world.

He went from building $300 websites to building $30,000 websites and managing six-figure digital advertising budgets for some of the largest manufacturing and construction companies.

Joe now advises and mentors freelance web designers and digital agency owners on how to develop and scale their businesses. There are a lot of takeaways on how he was able to do that and in this episode, we talk about the benefits of working smarter rather than harder and how increasing your prices will actually bring you more clients.

 

We also delve into the world of virtual teams, advertising and the marketing strategies you can use to help you attract your ultimate clients and your ultimate deal. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or web designer looking for some key tips on how to start scaling your business today, this episode is for you.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Find out how Joe got to where he is today through a high school band.
  • How Joe’s rebellious mindset propelled his entrepreneurship.
  • Building what you want versus what other people want.
  • Will people really buy your product or service if it’s cheaper?
  • Find out how Joe began to grow his initial freelance work.
  • The avenues to take to get new clients and attract customers.
  • Testing to find the one thing that works – and scaling it.
  • Why results are not always linear and immediate.
  • Tips for hiring your first virtual team or virtual contractor.
  • Using the Over Flow Model versus the Production Line Model.
  • Discover how Joe started designing $30,000 websites.
  • Who, What and Why: Key strategies for finding your first few clients.
  • Advice for entrepreneurs: Pick anything and get into business!

 

Tweetables:

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Kashura Web Design – http://www.kashurbawebdesign.com/

Joe Kashurba Website – http://joekashurba.com/about/

The New Psycho-Cybernetics 

Audible Trial – www.audibletrial.com/beforethemillions

17 Hats App – https://www.17hats.com/

BTM 20: Incarcerated Drug Dealer Turned Millionaire Tycoon with Jay Morrison

Today we had the pleasure of speaking with Jay Morrison,, also known as “Mr. Real Estate”. Jay is a successful real estate investor, realtor, TV personality, entrepreneur, social activist and the CEO and founder of the Jay Morrison Brand and the Jay Morrison Academy, an online real estate school and mentorship program.

 

A high school dropout, at risk youth and three time felon, Jay made a major life transformation for the better over a decade ago and now uses his life experiences and personal story of triumph to empower and impact the lives of thousands of his Academy students, troubled youth, ex-offenders and real estate professionals.

 

In this episode, Jay talks about how he got started in real estate and before being in real estate and being an entrepreneur he was in the drug game and how he was in and out of jail. He talks about the similarities between the real estate game and the drug game and some of the hardships he went through and lessons that he learnt just by being in that environment.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Hear how Jay’s journey began growing up poor and surrounded by drugs.
  • Listen as Jay explains his experiences in prison and what his mindset was like after.
  • Find out how Jay was introduced to real estate and the principles of financing.
  • Understand Jay’s long term play as a drug dealer.
  • Discover how Jay managed to build a life for himself after prison and drugs.
  • Jay draws parallels to drug dealing and real estate.
  • What Jay loves about entrepreneurship and business.
  • Learn more about Jay’s first real estate transaction with his mom.
  • Jay’s goals as an early entrepreneur in real estate.
  • Being intentional about giving back and using his story to help others.
  • A day in the life of Jay Morrison and his keys to success.
  • Jay’s favorite before the millions book, Og Mandino’s University of Success.
  • Sacrificing time and being committed to your goals to be successful in your endeavour.
  • Making the investment in yourself to get groomed into business.
  • Advice for people wanting to get into real estate.
  • And much more!

 

Tweetables:

  

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

House Hack Secrets Mini Course

Jay Morrison

Jay’s book, Lord of My Land: 5 Steps To Homeownership

Jay’s book, Lord of My Land: 5 Steps To Homeownership 

Angela Yee, The Breakfast Club

Og Mandino’s University of Success

BTM 19: Creating Business and Adapting to Market Conditions with Logan Waller

On today’s show we are joined with Logan Waller. Logan is a broker out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, founder and president of the Waller Group. The Waller Group is a real estate brokerage group and was consistently ranked within the top 20 teams in the nation by Wall Street Journal, under RE/MAX. In 2011, the Waller Group became an independent brokerage and has been providing full service brokerage throughout the metroplex since 2012.

 

Last episode we looked at the real estate market from the perspective of an agent, and this episode we will be diving into the perspective of a broker. Logan obtained his real estate license in 1997 with a goal to invest in real estate and follow in his family’s footsteps. With that goal in mind, Logan bought his first house at the age of 18 and never looked back. Today, Logan shares more about getting started in the real estate market, how to develop a sales velocity, and the challenges of starting your own business, and pursuing your dreams.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Getting a first exposure to entrepreneurship through a vending machine business.
  • How Logan got hooked onto real estate, buying his first house for only $6,000.
  • Logan’s method and strategy for scouting and purchasing his first house.
  • Developing a sales velocity to identify the best real estate deals.
  • The benefits of being a broker within the real estate market.
  • Top real estate training for the fundamental real estate basics.
  • Accelerating your career by surrounding yourself with people you can learn from.
  • The inception of the Waller Group and the challenges of starting a company.
  • Understanding distressed real estate markets to find the best investment opportunities.
  • Why most agents are not cut out to be investors.
  • Daily habits that contributed to Logan’s success.
  • The importance of focusing on identifying sellers and getting them listed.
  • How your goals and milestones should evolve with different stages of your life.
  • Standing out above the crowd, and getting sellers to choose your brokerage.
  • Deciding which real estate deals to invest in and which to take to your buyers.
  • The importance of creating value within your business, above all.
  • And much more!

 

Tweetables: 

“If you can’t sell, then you can’t make any money.” — Logan Waller @Waller_Group

 

“I was a typical realtor; I made $200,000 a year and spent $210,00 a year.” — Logan Waller @Waller_Group

 

“80% of your resources, time, and money should be spent finding sellers.” — Logan Waller @Waller_Group

 

“Focus on creating value and the profit will follow.” — Logan Waller @Waller_Group

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Waller Group 

Mike Ferry Real Estate Training 

CCIM Courses 

The E-Myth by Michael Gerber

Good to Great by Jim Collins