Posts by Daray Olaleye

BTM 90: The American Dream Does Not Build Wealth with Kendra Barnes

Kendra Barnes is on a mission to change the perception of what a Real Estate Investor is supposed to look like by encouraging and empowering millennials to invest in Real Estate. By the age of 30 she owned and managed 7 rental units. No, she did not hit the lottery nor was she left a hefty inheritance. She started out in Real Estate Investment with the goal of building wealth but had no idea what she was doing and jumped in anyways. These days, Kendra and her husband are owners of several investment properties in the Maryland and D.C. areas and educate others on all things real estate.

On today’s episode, Kendra and I discuss the challenges of living “The American Dream” and although she started her journey with a great life how she’s a big advocate for those who start with with nothing. Kendra is a big fan of Robert Kiyosaki but originally got started with no education in the space and just decided to take the leap of faith. Find out more on Kendra’s journey by listening to the interview.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How to blow past the mental blocks and get started
  • Why the American Dream is not the dream after all
  • How Kendra got started in real estate with no formal education
  • The benefits of house hacking and living for free

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Kendra’s Website

Before the Millions Book:

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

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Lifestyle Design App:

Marco Polo Video App

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BTM 89: $8 Per Hour to Multi-Millionaire in 4 Years with Daniel Ameduri

Daniel Ameduri is a self made multi-millionaire. After warning family and friends in 2007 about the coming market and mortgage collapse, he started his own YouTube channel, which has received 10 million video views. Even with a great calculation of the crash he failed through it and shortly after began to pick up the pieces as well as a special focus and passion for personal finance, he re-built his wealth and declared financial independence in 2012. Having no mortgage and enough rental properties to pay for his life style, he was able to build his business larger than he could have ever imagined.

On today’s episode we discuss the importance of personal finance and self help. The major influences in Daniels life had opposing viewpoints, Robert Kiyosaki and Dave Ramsey partly cultivated Daniels business and his interest in investments. One really fascinating thing about daniel story is how terrible his credit is (below 500) and how he doesn’t let it stop him from being an investor to be reckoned with.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How Daniel travels 5-Star everywhere he goes
  • How Daniel spends $50,000 a year on wine
  • The difference between Retirement and Financial Independence
  • Robert Kiyosaki vs Dave Ramsey
  • Why it may be better to pay off your Home

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Daniel’s Website

Before the Millions Book:

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

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BTM 88: There Is No Try, There Is Only Do with Scottie Smith

As a Real Estate Broker and avid Entrepreneur, Scottie Smith has a simple goal; To Help People. His lifelong mission has and will always be to help people, using his passion for real estate as the vehicle to do so. On a mission to do just that, he has been recognized nationally by the National Association of Realtors Magazine as one of the Top 30 brokers under 30.

On today’s episode Scottie and I discuss the importance of metacognition and how important it is to be aware of one’s own thoughts. Scottie provides insights to Real Estate Agents looking to add “Investor” to their title. To end the segment, there’s a development deal that Scottie has under contract. This deal comes with a Robin Hood twist. I’ll give you a hint, it has to do with: Affordable Housing.

If you haven’t already, be sure to join our challenge. The BTM 5K in 30 Day Challenge is for those who want to jump start their investing journey and earn big cash fast. You’ve been warned.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Scotties early childhood and his entrepreneurial start
  • Why you should learn to be aware of your thoughts
  • Scotties motto that “There is no try, only do”
  • Advice for all agents (you’re going to want to know this)
  • How Affordable Housing can be the premise of a thriving business

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Scotties Website

Before the Millions Book:

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BTM 87: I’m Quitting (Building My Lifestyle Business) with Daray Olaleye

This new year has brought about many realizations…

 

Some of you are long time listeners and clients of Before The Millions

This affects you more than you think

 

Let me start by saying this:

I’m Quitting….

 

I’m quitting everything that doesn’t serve me

I’m quitting everyone that doesn’t add value

 

It’s 2019 and the only way to get where you’ve never been is to do what you’ve never done.

 

If you’re still being held back by your lack of support, lack of finances or lack of direction

then it’s time that you too reevaluate the things in your life…

 

Me personally, I’m quitting my business…

That’s right, I said it..

I’m quitting my business

 

Maybe not in the way that you’re thinking of but regardless its a massive decision that I do not take lightly

 

This includes a complete reversal from the the current direction and cutting off unwanted fat

 

That’s just the beginning of my 2019 list..

 

I know you’re adding or implementing a whole lot to start the year

but I’ve found it therapeutic to do the exact opposite.

So I’ve been on a terror to DELETE, DELETE, DELETE..

 

There’s one thing I know for certain

You’re going to have to become a new person this year to get to your newly inspired goals..

 

On this episode of the BTM Podcast, I provide exactly what you need to make this happen

I also discuss in depth why I’m quitting my business and a few other things I’ve decided to DELETE

 

I know it’ll kick start your year the right way so that you can put your best foot forward

 

Happy New Year, it’s on onward and upward from here,

 

Daray Olaleye

 

Books Mentioned on Today’s Show:

Code of the Extraordinary Mind

The Go-Giver

12 Week Year

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BTM 86: Pyramid Schemes, Partnerships & Direct Deposits with Jack & Jeff

On today’s show, we have on the dynamic duo, Jack Gibson and Jeff Schechter aka “Shecky”. Through an unusual chain of events and business relationships, he met Jack on a consulting call. Very quickly, they realized that they had the same interests and passions in real estate. They formed their partnership and never looked back.

Our conversation centers around debunking the negative associations with Multi-Level Marketing (MLM’s) and pyramid schemes. You’ll learn about how beneficial some of these programs really are. We also highlight the benefits of a great partnership and how you can ensure that you’re always making the right choice in a potential partner. We close the conversation with a focus on turnkey investing and how you can start getting direct deposits to your account every month with this strategy.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Why Pyramid Schemes are not dead
  • The benefits of Network Marketing and Door to Door Sales
  • How to classify your beliefs around money and success
  • The power of the right partnership
  • The best kept secret to self development
  • How you can invest, collect checks and let someone else do all the work

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

High Return Real Estate

Before the Millions Book:

The One Thing by Gary Keller

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

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Lifestyle Design App:

Sonos

 

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