BTM137: NFL Players Transition From Employee to Entrepreneur

The transition from employee to entrepreneur can be one of the most difficult things to do in your life. It seems as though you are leaving a life of stability to a life of uncertainty.

But in today’s day and age, more and more of us are see the writing on the wall. Our safe and secure job is not a safe as we’d like to believe.

In this episode I decided to use the NFL industry to study football players and their transition to normal life (and for the savvy, to an entrepreneurial life). Almost 80% of NFL players go broke with 2 years of leaving the league. Why is this? Could there be some parallels between our transition from a W2 job to Real Estate?

Today we study the do’s and don’t when setting up your financial future, lifestyle design future and the world after being a lifelong employee.

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BTM129: Systematically Grow Your Portfolio Using Banks with Anton Ivanov

Anton Ivanov is a US Navy veteran, real estate investor and entrepreneur with a portfolio of 40 rental units spread out across 4 states. His portfolio generates over $12,000 in monthly passive income, and requires less than 1 hour a week to manage.

Today, Anton and Daray cover Anton’s Before The Millions story and how he has been able to systematically grow his real estate portfolio using 2 things: Traditional Bank Financing and an app called Deal Check. We discuss both in detail on today’s episode.

Define DealCheck? – a leading real estate analysis platform for quickly analyzing and comparing rental properties, flips and commercial buildings. DealCheck is used by over 100,000 real estate investors, agents and professionals worldwide. Receive 25% off for life using code BTM25.


Key Points From This Episode:

  • The power of a mortgage broker
  • Why work with credit unions instead of banks
  • Difference between portfolio loans and commercial loans
  • How Anton is going to transition from his day job for good
  • Why Anton decided to create an app
  • How you can analyze deals effortlessly


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Anton’s Website

Recommended Book:

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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Lifestyle Design App:



BTM112: Real Estate Way to Wealth And Freedom

Daray is a successful Real Estate Entrepreneur and Business Coach. He mentors overwhelmed and unfulfilled employees in the professional world through the process of creating and building a lifestyle business through real estate investing so that they can escape the rat race and live a life of their design.

While simultaneously growing his passive income portfolio of real estate assets and business accolades, he’s channeled his burning desire to help others by urging a change in their beliefs about who they are and what type of lifestyle they’re able to achieve with the right mindset, focus, and leverage.

When Daray isn’t working, he can be found traveling, trying new cuisines, volunteering at Start of Hope and on his social media platform of choice Instagram.


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Trading your time for dollars vs. trading your value for dollars
  • Burning out working a 9-5 for a Big 4 accounting firm
  • Pursuing your true passions and talents
  • House hacking a 4-plex as your first investment


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Recommended Book:

12 Week Year

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BTM 97: Good Success in Real Estate & Business (Bonus Episode)

On today’s bonus episode, Daray Olaleye is being interviewed on the Good Success Podcast.

Daray talks about what sparked his initial interest in real estate and how his discontentment at his 9-5 job pushed him to find alternative options to achieve true financial freedom. You’ll learn about the power of perseverance and getting started where you are. Daray will explain house hacking in a way a caveman can do it! Yes, you can get paid to live for free…. And with little to no money down. Lastly, Daray talks about how he leveraged the power of coaching and mentorship to fast track his success in business and life and how he’s now helping others do the exact same thing.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Lifestyle Notary: Become a Loan Signing Agent and get paid $75-200 per appointment

Before The Millions Workshop: Create and Grow Your Real Estate Portfolio

Before The Millions Mastermind: Expand Your Real Estate Related Business and Life

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

Listen to this books for free!

Lifestyle Design App:

Marco Polo Video App