Jason Hartman Foundation (general)

Jason Hartman talks with Patri Friedman, Executive Director of The Seasteading Institute, about creating new countries using the seasteading technique. Patri discusses how the concept would work in today's environment and why it's not absurd to think of a country being created on the water. It's coming sooner than you expect.

Key Takeaways:

[1:44] What is seasteading?

[6:37] Why not just buy land from a country rather than doing everything out at sea?

[10:36] Patri's goal is seeing governments competing for citizens by treating them best

[14:13] How do you deal with security when you're in the middle of the ocean?

[18:34] What are these seasteads going to do for currency?

Website:

www.Seasteading.org

www.Twitter.com/Patrissimo

Direct download: YW_136_Patri_Friedman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Gabriel Weinberg, founder of DuckDuckGo and author of Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Customer Growth and Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models, about how you can use some of the mental models to help you achieve the returns you desire. They also touch on the problem of achieving privacy in today's world and how DuckDuckGo helps in that.

Key Takeaways:

[1:45] What is Super Thinking?

[6:17] The Mental Model of Forcing Function

[10:08] The model fo Deliberate Practice

[14:58] Beware of Hindsight Bias

[18:46] To really get outsized returns you need to make a bet on the future

Website:

www.SuperThinking.com

www.Twitter.com/Yegg

Direct download: YW_137_Gabriel_Weinberg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38am EDT

After giving a quick update on his cruise travels, Jason Hartman talks with Taylor St Germain, economic analyst at ITR Economics, about why lower interest rates haven't spurred the higher end housing market. The two also discuss what indicators Taylor looks at to get a gauge on the economy and the impact tariffs have had and may still have yet to come.

Key Takeaways:

[1:26] Are lower interest rates good news for cyclical markets or are they just too overpriced?

[5:53] The rise in wages has helped the economy but it's not changing the overall trend or forecasts

[9:51] Why are housing starts so important?

[14:56] ITR's concerns with the tariffs currently being put in place

[19:12] More tariffs could potentially put us in a recession, so be very careful if we see more coming

Website:

www.ITREconomics.com

Direct download: YW_136_Taylor_Germain.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Andres Pira, CEO of Blue Horizon Developments, Managing Director of Phuket Condos & Homes and author of the book Homeless to Billionaire – The 18 Principles of Wealth Attraction and Creating Unlimited Opportunity, about his journey through real estate investing and how he reached this point in his career. Andres explains the importance of giving before expecting and how that will help you succeed in business and life.

Key Takeaways:

[1:48] Andres' path through the real estate world

[6:06] You have to take risks in life, so just make sure you consider the worst case scenario and whether you can bounce back from it

[9:40] Vibrational giving: give out first, then good things will come later

[14:49] Stop trying to win deals and make them win-win

Website:

www.AndresPira.com

Direct download: YW_135_Andres_Pira.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Geoff Cook, co-founder and CEO of MeetMe and The Meet Group, about the creation of his company that has created a $400 market cap. MeetMe is a dating app like many others, but has differentiated itself by using live streaming. Geoff and his team have noticed that people are segmenting their personalities across brands rather than trying to change their privacy settings on one platform, and was able to take advantage of that.

Key Takeaways:

[1:49] How live streaming made Geoff's dating app revenue explode

[4:48] Deciding to go forward with live streaming was an all in bet for the company

[7:34] The problem right now with video on dating apps is that many people don't want to be in a video

[10:21] People share different aspects of their life with different brands

Website:

www.MeetMe.com

Direct download: YW_134_Geoff_Cook.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Dan Martell, founder of SaaS Academy, about how to scale your business using software as a service. Dan and Jason explore how current conditions have actually created an even bigger opportunity for software services than originally thought. Most every problem that pops up can be solved with a service you can provide a subscription for.

Key Takeaways:

[2:15] You need to perfect 4 core pillars to get to scale

[4:25] Dan likes using the acronym MEVO rather than MVP

[8:37] Outline your product and go try and get 10 orders

[11:38] What you need to make freemium work

[14:20] Dan believes you succeed in business when you fall in love with the problem rather than the solution

[17:52] We're moving toward a subscription society

Website:

www.DanMartell.com

Direct download: YW_133_Dan_Martell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Greg S Reid, author of the new book Wealth Made Easy: Millionaires and Billionaires Help You Crack the Code to Getting Rich, about the hacks he learned by interviewing multiple multi-millionaires and several billionaires.

Greg also dispels some old advice that he doesn't think holds true today, as well as providing an important concept when planning your future.

Key Takeaways:

[2:25] Some of the hacks that Greg discovered in his research

[6:25] The concept of CPC: Clues, Patterns, Choices

[9:58] If the concept of "your income is the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with" is outdated, what's the solution nowadays

[12:51] It's important to remember, thoughts are not things

[15:44] Don't follow your passion to make money, create opportunities and wealth for yourself so you can follow your passion

Website:

Wealth Made Easy

www.KeynoteSpeaker.tv

Direct download: YW_132_Greg_Reid.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38am EDT

In this off-topic 10th episode, Jason Hartman talks with Ocean Robbins, decendant of the Baskin-Robbins family and author of the new book 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World, about the state of American's eating today. The two break down how our diets have changed over the years, why some aspects of our diets are the way they are, how to make a more ethical, sustainable world, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:57] Has anything changed since Diet for New America came out?

[5:01] There's a lot of money being made on the status quo

[8:12] What to do if you want a more ethical, sustainable world

[12:32] Jason's theory on meat through the ages

[15:21] We aren't getting nearly enough fiber in our diet now

[17:05] The key use of willpower is to establish healthy habits

Website:

www.31DayFoodRevolution.com

Direct download: YW_130_Ocean_Robbins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with John Warrilow, author of Built To Sell, as well as The Automatic Customer, about how to improve your businesses value to the point where you can sell it for top dollar. Personal branding can be great for your business when you start, but can create a rough environment for selling. Listen in as John explains how you can utilize subscription models in today's world to drastically increase your business value.

Key Takeaways:

[1:22] How John started helping companies increase their value

[2:19] How a consulting company John had with blue chip clients and several million dollars in sales was worthless, and how he turned it around

[5:26] The 3 attributes to scale

[9:23] The good and bad of personal branding

[13:06] Don't try to ride your business to the peak and get every last penny before selling, but you want to sell earlier in the game than that

[17:21] How much should you be willing to lose in customer acquisition in order to get that monthly recurring revenue?

[21:37] The 9 subscription models

[24:59] Amazon is a trillion dollar business is because of their subscription models

Website:

www.ValueBuilder.com

Direct download: YW_129_John_Warrilow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal and author of the book No Off Season: The Constant Pursuit of More, about how his career in sports translated into business success. Steve and Jason look at the various skills learned in sports and how can each be applied to the business world, whether you're an employee or employer.

Key Takeaways:

[4:14] Your ability to overcome obstacles is going to make or break your success

[7:03] Sports teaches you how to work as a team

[10:08] Some techniques on how to keep the team cohesive when dealing with adversity

[13:47] With no action steps in place you only have a dream, not a plan

Website:

www.AUS.com

Direct download: YW_128_Steve_Jones.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Jorge Newbery, founder and CEO of Debt Cleanse, founder of American Homeowner Preservation and author of Debt Cleanse: How to Settle Your Unaffordable Debts for Pennies on the Dollar, about how he was able to climb out of a $26 million hole and how others can follow in his footsteps. This isn't about cheating your way out of debt, it's about using the same rights that creditors have because you need to protect yourself from predatory lending practices.

Key Takeaways:

[2:32] Debt may seem simple, but it's a lot more nuanced that you'd first believe

[4:17] If you can't afford your debts, the best thing you can do is to stop paying them

[7:29] How Jorge got started paying off his $26 million debt

[10:06] What kind of errors you should be looking for from your lendors

[15:56] The elite have often used debt as a way to enslave the lower classes

Website:

www.DebtCleanse.com

Debt Cleanse: How to Settle Your Unaffordable Debts for Pennies on the Dollar

Direct download: YW_127_Jorge_Newbery.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:35pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Blake Harris, NY Times best selling author of the new book The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook & the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality, about the impact technology is having on our lives and how virtual reality can (and currently can't) fit into them as well. The two examine who the leaders are on the VR front, what price point you're currently looking at versus how much it may cost in the future and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:29] Is the Virtual Reality revolution over before it's even really begun?

[5:25] How technology could change the way we look at properties

[8:56] What is "affordable" for virtual reality equipment?

[10:38] Oculus is the clear leader for now, but who's coming behind them?

[14:55] How virtual reality can be used in a social context

[18:52] How much farther can virtual reality drive the retail apocalypse?

Website:

www.BlakeJHarris.com

Direct download: YW_126_Blake_Harris.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Robby Soave, associate editor at www.Reason.com and author of the new book Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump, about what on earth is happening on college campuses these days. There are more and more protests trying to shut out speakers that students don't agree with, and professors are becoming terrified of their students accusing them of any little misstep. Jason and Robby explore this phenomenon and what may be done about it to cure the ails.

Key Takeaways:

[3:51] College campus activists have decided that a free speech set of norms is not condusive to their goals, and why that's self defeating

[6:21] College campus activists have decided that a free speech set of norms is not condusive to their goals, and why that's self defeating

[10:20] The damage a small minority of students can cause is significant

[14:02] College campuses have become much more uncomfortable for marginalized students

[17:34] The nation is way too polarized right now

Website:

Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump

www.Twitter.com/RobbySoave

Direct download: YW_125_Robby_Soave.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks today with Frank Gallinelli, founder and President of Real Data and author of the book What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow & 36 Other Key Financial Measures, about what metrics Frank finds the most important for single family home investors to pay attention to. They also discuss the "holy grail" metric that investors should be using and when you actually SHOULDN'T invest in real estate.

Key Takeaways:

[1:56] What are the core metrics that real estate investors should be looking at?

[6:41] You should try and forecast best case, worst case, and in-between case for your properties

[8:04] What is discounted cash flow?

[10:39] The holy grail metric is still IRR (Internal Rate of Return)

[12:28] A different way to view Return on Equity

[16:01] Is there a time where it doesn't make sense to acquire properties?

[21:46] Education is absolutely vital to being a good investor

Website:

www.RealData.com

www.VentureAllianceMastermind.com

Direct download: YW_124_Frank_Gallinelli.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Tal Tsfany, President & CEO of the Ayn Rand Institute, about free speech on college campuses, how we should be defining things like happiness and selfishness, and why we should be focusing on the self. They also examine the philosophies of those who want to tax the rich in order to redistribute wealth.

Key Takeaways:

[2:50] What's happening with speech on college campuses is a result of progressive philosophies

[4:38] What would Ayn Rand's political views be in today's world?

[8:17] Ayn Rand's definition of happiness

[11:45] Love is a goal or value that you pursue. It's a spiritual trade

[15:42] Ayn's definition of selfishness

[19:40] Berkley students in the 60s were reading Ayn Rand to be cool, but not following through on the axioms

Website:

www.AynRand.org

Direct download: YW_123_Tal_Tsfany.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am EDT

Jason Hartman welcomes Lisa Tomita, a client with 4 properties who has recently decided to self-manage two of her properties. Jason and Lisa discuss the ups and downs of investing and how self-managing has turned Lisa into a more empowered investor ready to deal with all the bumps along the way as she moves closer to her financial independence.

Key Takeaways:

[2:57] Lisa's tenant saved her $200 because of the relationship they've developed

[7:46] Lisa recently quit her job so she could focus full time on real estate

[11:58] Self-managing has made Lisa feel more empowered and learned

[16:15] One of Lisa's deals that hasn't gone well broke 4 of Jason's 10 commandments

[22:51] Income property is so durable it's like the self-healing asset

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

Direct download: YW_122_Lisa_Tomita.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am EDT

Jason Hartman and Greg Lukianoff, President and CEO at FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, about the state of free speech in America and, specifically, on college campuses. Campuses these days have a higher level of intolerance than ever, and Greg points to one specific thing that's helped lead the way more than anything else. Listen in as Greg and Jason discuss first amendment issues and how they can be solved in today's climate.

Key Takeaways:

[5:57] How bad has our intolerance of free speech gotten?

[9:12] One big trend that changed freedom of speech

[12:19] Since 1991, the US is continually getting safer, yet parents are hovering more than ever and are way more paranoid

[15:35] What should colleges be teaching students about free speech?

[18:47] What is FIRE?

[22:38] FIRE protects people in free speech cases and harassment claims

Website:

www.TheFire.org

Direct download: YW_121_Greg_Lukianoff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

In this off topic 10th show, Jason Hartman talks with Jeffrey Gitomer, New York Times Best Selling Author of The Little Red Book of Selling and Truthful Living: The First Writings of Napoleon Hill, about some of the great mentors that the two have had in their lives which include Napoleon Hill and Earl Nightingale. They look at what history can teach us, the right way to approach sales, and the challenges we have to face to do the right thing in today's world.

Key Takeaways:

[6:17] The challenge to do the right thing in our society has never been at a higher level than it is today

[11:00] The 5 point rule

[16:21] The 7 Success Rules

[20:15] If you have the right service and attitude heart, sales will be easy

[26:28] If you want to learn something new, read a book that's 60 years old

Website:

www.Gitomer.com

Direct download: YW_120_Jeffrey_Gitomer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

Jason Hartman plays some of his segment from the latest Cash Flow Wealth Summit where he talks about the 6 ways the US government can solve their $220 trillion obligation and which one we can take the most advantage of as investors.

Key Takeaways:

[2:57] The difference between money and currency

[5:50] The 3 basic economic maladies

[8:01] The entitlement society isn't going to change, so align your interests

[9:45] We must understand the motivations of governments and central banks

[11:43] The 6 ways the government can deal with the looming entitlement bill

[19:23] The most likely solution the government will choose

[23:02] Inflation is the most powerful method of wealth redistribution from lenders to borrowers, old to young

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Jason Hartman's Flash Briefing

The PropertyCast

Direct download: YW_119_6_Reasons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:36pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Alan Yong, CEO of DNotes Global and author of The Four Pillars of Business Success, about his new venture with DNotes and what problem he's hoping to solve with the company. Alan also discusses his past businesses and how he managed to acquire government contracts and a massive deal from IBM. Then the two discuss Alan's new book and how business owners can set themselves up for success by using the four pillars Alan has identified.

Key Takeaways:

[1:48] How Alan got his government contract and deal with IBM in the early 1990s

[6:48] If the market's not ready you could throw all your money at it and go bankrupt

[10:20] What Alan's new cryptocurrency is and what problems it solves that Bitcoin doesn't

[15:20] The 4 Pillars of Business Success

[18:48] If a customer has a problem you need to do everything you can to solve the problem and make sure the customer knows it and that you appreciate their business

[21:05] Why is customer service getting worse?

Website:

www.FourPillarsofBusinessSuccess.com

www.DNotesCoin.com

www.DNotesGlobal.com

Direct download: YW_118_Alan_Yong.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Aaron Muller, founder of Lifestyle Business Owner Academy and owner of 8 multi-million dollar companies, about how to go about properly buying a business and what you can do to set that company up to where you don't have to work in it.

Everyone dreams of making money while not being involved in their business, but the process of actually getting to that point can be intimidating. Aaron, however, has figured out a way to get out of that rut and will happily tell you how.

Key Takeaways:

[2:06] How to buy a good business you don't have to work in every day

[6:41] What you should do as the owner to check up on your CEO after hiring

[10:29] Some marketing tips to reduce your cost per lead

[12:45] Where's the best place to look for a business to buy?

[17:56] What do you do for the contract when you're ready to buy the business

Websites:

www.LifestyleBusinessOwner.com

www.LBOAcademy.com

www.BizBuySell.com

www.BusinessBroker.net

Direct download: YW_117_Aaron_Muller.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with 24 year old real estate investor Ben Mizes, co-founder of Clever Real Estate, about how he got started in the business, what lessons he's learned over his time in the industry, and what technologies he's using to keep up with all his properties. Ben also gives a few best practice tips to those who want to get involved in real estate like he is.

Key Takeaways:

[1:26] How Ben became interested in real estate

[5:26] Ben's deal experience as he started growing his portfolio, and why his 2nd deal may have been his most important

[9:37] Ben's thoughts on what's happening in the real estate industry as a whole

[13:13] Best practices when managing your own properties is to make sure you make your expectations very clear with your tenants

[17:48] If you don't do a good job with repairs it makes managing the building that much harder

[20:08] The two main technologies Ben is using for his real estate, and one hack Ben uses to allow his tenants to pay cash

Website:

www.ListWithClever.com

Direct download: YW_116_Ben_Mizes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks to The Libertarian Chick, Kristin Tate, about the hidden taxes we all pay in our life, and how to do something about that. Kristin explains that often the taxes that we're paying are not being used for the purpose that you would assume they would be.

Key Takeaways:

[1:49] Are millenials just not paying attention to fiscal policies?

[3:48] We are being taxed EVERYWHERE, even when we don't see it

[6:57] Where some of your tax money is going probably isn't where you expect

[11:57] The debauchery tax & unintended consequences

[15:34] Awareness is step 1, what's step 2?

[19:05] The smaller the municipality the easier it is to get rid of the tax

[24:15] How did Kristin get into this line of work?

Website:

www.TheLibertarianChick.com

www.Twitter.com/KristinBTate

Direct download: YW_115_Kristin_Tate.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Gambling has destroyed many lives, and it's something that actor Zack Ward thinks needs to be dealt with in our society. That's one of the reasons he's CEO of Global Sports Financial Exchange, the first investing platform for sports leagues, as well as determined to teach financial literacy.

Jason Hartman and Zack discuss how All Sports Market can help curb gambling by giving a new outlet more akin to the stock market, why they're trying to get more regulation, how they're using blockchain technology, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[3:44] What's the difference between AllSports and gambling?

[7:05] Where is the All Sports Market going?

[8:00] Why All Sports is openingly welcoming regulation

[12:23] The unholy alliance between sports and gambling

[14:54] All Sports trading platform is based on blockchain technology

[18:12] Zack's mission to promote financial literacy, and how his company's learning center does that

Website:

www.AllSportsMarket.com

www.Twitter.com/TotalZackWard

www.Instagram.com/TotalZackWard

Direct download: YW_114_Zack_Ward.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT

Jason Hartman takes this episode to delve into some important happenings in the real estate world today. Some of Trump's recent moves have been bringing jobs back to the states, and companies are expected to bring money back, and it's creating good times for a lot of people.

With that good time comes something every real estate investor can enjoy, rent inflation. BUT, when times are good it's important to be vigilant with your providers and make sure they're not getting lazy.

Finally the episode ends with Mason's 5-year plan. Mason is a young man who won 2nd place in the recent 5-year plan contest Jason held, and has his future to financial independence mapped out.

Key Takeaways:

[3:58] Jobs are coming back to America

[7:27] Rent inflation is coming

[12:46] As a real estate investor, it's critical that you remember who your customer really is (hint: it's the tenant)

[16:05] In a booming economy, the big job as a real estate broker is the job of sorting people out

[20:12] Sometimes the booms can make providers a little sloppy, so it's important to stay on top of property managers and the like

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

Direct download: YW_113_Mason.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with client Brandon Cook, a young member of the Venture Alliance Mastermind, about his journey investing in real estate. Brandon is currently the owner of 6 properties and is looking forward to more, and talks about breaking through the initial hurdle of investing.

Key Takeaways:

[4:23] Brandon discovered Creating Wealth and started listening at Episode 48

[9:43] The first one is always the hardest

[18:18] What has Brandon learned on his investment journey

[20:58] Introducing the Jr Venture Alliance Mastermind membership!

Website:

www.VentureAllianceMastermind.com

www.JasonHartman.com/Properties

The Effective Executive

Direct download: YW_112_Brandon_Cook.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

Most people in today's world are selling their time for money and going through the grind of life assuming that is the way it is. But it doesn't have to be.

Jason Hartman talks with MJ DeMarco, author of The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich, about the hyperrealities that are abundant in our world, and what we can do to overcome them and live the life we truly desire.

Key Takeaways:

[1:51] MJ's world view and how they impact his philosophies

[5:52] We need to open our eyes to hyper-realities and how they're impacting us

[9:41] Nearly all the people who've gotten rich through the stock market are activist insiders. If you want to get rich you have to go about it differently

[14:29] It all boils down to the concept over leverage, with your money, time, people, or anything else

[17:48] MJ's thoughts on the entitlement economy and how we're becoming economic slaves

[22:08] Winning inspires passion, so do the hard work to create the passion (and money will follow)

[25:34] Creating an environment where you're living your life on your terms

Website:

www.TheFastlaneForum.com

The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich? 

"Passion does not lead, it follow"

Direct download: YW_111_MJ_DeMarco.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT

In this 10th episode show, Jason goes off topic with former Marine sniper Jake Wood, now co-founder of Team Rubicon and author of Take Command: Lessons in Leadership: How to be a First Responder in Business. Team Rubicon takes military veterans and utilitizes their unique training for disaster response more effective and efficient.

The two discuss the important elements of leadership, some tips on succeeding in high stakes environments, and making sure you're knocking out the important things in your life rather than just skating by.

Key Takeaways:

[2:15] The mission of Team Rubicon

[6:27] How Jake ended up writing his book

[8:28] Being comfortable with the 80% solution

[12:16] Tackling your To-Do list in the proper fashion

[15:49] Some tips Jake learned in the military on how to succeed in a high stakes environment

Websites:

www.TeamRubiconUSA.org

www.Jake-Wood.com

Tweets:

Indecision is one of the worst things a leader can do

Direct download: YW_110_Jake_Wood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

Jason Hartman is proud to announce the latest addition to the 2018 Meet the Masters of Income Property event, Ken McElroy.

Ken is a Rich Dad Advisor and entrepreneur who is an expert in investment analysis, property management, and property development. He's responsible for over $700 million investment dollars in real estate.

Ken is the author of the best-selling books The ABC’s of Real Estate Investing, The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing, The ABC’s of Property Management, and most recently his book on entrepreneurship: The Sleeping Giant.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.KenMcElroy.com

Direct download: YW_Ken_McElroy_Announcement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Ryan Schellhous, founder at IndigoSpire CPAs & Advisors, about the new tax plan. The two start off with a 30,000 foot overview of the plan, then drill down into specific components of the plan as they figure out who is going to be helped and who may not see as much of a benefit under the plan. Ryan explains the biggest revenue raisers and "losers" under the new bill, and some of the most important pieces that will impact individual filers.

Key Takeaways:

[3:32] The 30,000 foot overview of the GOP Tax Reform

[5:27] Will this tax reform create a repatriation of wealth back to the US?

[9:18] The move that mobilized the GOP forces toward tax reform

[11:15] The 2nd most important thing in the tax plan was the widening of tax brackets and lowering of rates for individuals

[13:24] The standard deducation has been increased, which should increase the number of simple 1040s being filed

[16:26] The single largest revenue raiser in the entire bill

[18:38] The change in mortgage interest deductions could cause a dampening in the high end real estate market

[21:08] The Alternative Minimum Tax isn't gone, but it's gone through an overhaul

[22:59] Pass-through businesses are getting a 20% deduction

[29:58] The accelerated bonus depreciation is enormous for real estate investors

[33:30] Changes to the 1031 Exchange rule

[37:33] The carried interest rules have changed as well, impacting the hedge fund managers trading techniques

[39:22] 529 plans (education plans for children) can now be used to pay for private schools

[39:56] Some tax changes that were EXPECTED but didn't end up happening

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.JasonHartman.com/Contest

www.IndigoSpire.com

Direct download: YW_109_Ryan_Schellhous.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

2018's Meet the Masters event was already packed with great speakers like Jason Hartman, Garrett Sutton, Brian Smith, Danielle DiMartino-Booth, John Burns, and more. Today, Jason Hartman is proud to announce that former Congressman (and America's foremost advocate for liberty) Ron Paul will be joining the fold to headline the event.

Ron Paul was most recently a Republican candidate for President in 2008 and 2012, and served in the US House of Representatives for Texas for more than 25 years in all. He is a critic of policies like the USA Patriot Act and has criticized the federal governments fiscal policies a multitude of times. He's also outspoken against Federal Reserve, and the US tax code.

Website:

www.JasonHartman.com/Masters

www.CampaignForLiberty.org

Direct download: YW_Ron_Paul_Announcement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26am EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Robert Dickie III, President of Crown Financial Ministries, and author of The LEAP, and Love Your Work. The two discuss the impact technology has had on industries already, and what's to come. They also discuss how a large section of people in their 30s are transitioning careers by going back to college online for free, and getting hired by some of the best companies on the planet while doing so.

Key Takeaways:

[3:04] How Robert defines "stewardship"

[4:55] We are standing in the middle of two economies. One that's old and dying, and one that's being born

[9:05] What is a MOOC?

[10:12] 3 websites where you can get free college education, and you can get it certified for under $100.

[13:41] How technology is disrupting every aspect of society and workforces

[16:38] People in data sciences are being hired by companies like Google before they even finish their certifications.

[18:55] The story of a 16 year old from Mongolia acing an online course and getting a full ride to MIT

Websites:

www.robertdickie.com
www.edx.org
www.coursera.org
www.udacity.com

Direct download: YW_108_Robert_Dickie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:35pm EDT

Jason Hartman and Andrew Wright, CEO and Managing Partner at the commercial real estate firm Franklin Street, discuss the US commercial real estate market that is currently available. From manufacturing to office to industrial to multi-family, no stone is left unturned.

Andrew has a personal involvement in more than $1 billion in real estate and finance transactions, and has resolved more than $800 million in distressed real estate debt since 2009.

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] Trump's potential impact on real estate markets

[5:04] How retail centers are having to adjust to the internet age and "showrooming"

[8:36] The internet's impact on the warehouse and delivery industry thanks to things like same day delivery.

[12:59] Andrew's take on where we are on the boom or bust ride

[17:08] Current cap rates Andrew is seeing across commercial real estate

[19:13] What investment Andrew thinks will serve you best today

Website:

www.franklinst.com

Direct download: YW_107_Andrew_Wright.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

William Poundstone is the author of fourteen books, including Big Secrets, Prisoner's Dilemma, Fortune's Formula, and Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? He has written for The New York Times, Harper’s, Harvard Business Review, and the Village Voice, among other publications, and has adapted several of his books for ABC television. He is on the board of advisors of the Center for Election Science.

Poundstone was born in Morgantown, West Virginia, and studied physics at MIT. His writing often explores the social implications of scientific or philosophic ideas—from voting methods (Gaming the Vote) to competition and cooperation (Prisoner's Dilemma) to the gambling system known as the Kelly criterion (Fortune's Formula).

Amazon rated Fortune's Formula the #1 Editor's Pick for nonfiction in 2005. Poundstone won the NYSSCPA's Excellence in Financial Journalism Award in 2011.

Key Takeaways:

[2:15] What the American public knows and what that says about us

[4:40] Why some things are just worth knowing even though you could look them up

[8:35] The correlation between vocabulary and your success in life

[13:00] How many elected officials most people actually know

[16:25] How little we're teaching kids about sex and what impact that's having

[18:56] The theory of scientific betting and how to properly use it

Website Mentioned:

www.william-poundstone.com

Direct download: YW_106_William_Poundstone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Careers with Wings is a unique approach developed by President and Founder Marcy Morrison that provides you with the freedom to truly do what you love to do, what you are good at doing and combine that with how you can make the biggest impact with your role in making a difference in the world.   Passion + Purpose = World Change (TM). With this formula at the core, you will wake up with energy and enthusiasm every day loving what you do knowing that you are making a difference.
 
Marcy sees each person as a multi-faceted puzzle and when the pieces are put together and celebrated – the magic can happen – where people love what they do and can make the biggest impact – making not only their lives wonderful but those lives that they affect wonderful as well – that includes families, friends, communities and strangers.   People are not meant to be put into a box but are meant to be celebrated for their uniqueness and their incredible gifts that they are meant to be shared with the world.

Marcy talks with Jason about what it means to find your true calling, how you can do it, and what it can lead to.

Key Takeaways:

[2:48] How people can find their true passion

[5:36] Whether we should pursue our dream career if we have a job in this turbulent economy

[7:09] Defining success how YOU want it, rather than how society does

[9:37] If it's possible to be passionless

[12:58] How to go about getting the experience you need for the job you want

[14:59] Ways you can network in the job you have now to get the job of your dreams

[17:51] What people are willing to give up to do what they love to do

[18:50] The book and advice that Marcy gives to everyone because it changed her life

Website Mentioned:

www.careerswithwings.com

Direct download: YW_105_Marcy_Morrison.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am EDT

Gerard Adams is The Millennial Mentor, a thought leader, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and philanthropist. His life's purpose is to inspire other Millennials to leverage their passions for success and create the lifestyle they dream of.

Gerard started from the bottom, and made it his mission to get to the top, doing what he was passionate about, and giving a voice to the millenial generation. He co-founded a well-loved news platform called EliteDaily.com, hustled, and recently sold it for $50,000,000.

After meeting Tony Robbins, Gerard is now dedicating his life to mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs to help them avoid the pitfalls he faced.

Key Takeaways:

[4:06] How EliteDaily.com got started

[7:40] How to hire and pay writers for your publication/company/blog

[11:10] How EliteDaily.com was able to ensure they were speaking with the right voice

[14:24] EliteDaily.com's current size

[16:26] The rising importance of video in today's online landscape

[19:07] Gerard's new thought leader business

Website Mentioned:

www.gerardadams.com

Direct download: YW_104_Gerard_Adams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Victor Prince is author of "Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results" and is the Managing Director of DiscoveredLOGIC. He has 20+ years of experience in corporate and government leadership positions using and teaching advanced problem-solving techniques.

Victor was a consultant and case team leader for Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm. He worked on and led strategy engagements with clients in the US, UK, France and Spain in a variety of industries. While at Bain, he was also a trainer in the Associate Consulting Training program, a two-week intensive session held annually to train new college hires from across all of Bain's global offices in all aspects of Bain's consulting methodology.

Most recently, Victor was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Key Takeaways:

[5:01] How to try and hire only the best and how to evaluate your current team to maximize results

[9:38] How you can tailor your job posting and interviewing to figure out what kind of worker you're dealing with.

[14:01] Whether a team can survive if you have nothing but exemplars and how to deal with it if you don't

Websites Mentioned:

www.victorprince.com
www.leadinsidethebox.com

Direct download: YW_103_Victor_Prince.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04am EDT

Christian Fioravanti is the founder and creator of Attractionology, co-founder and co-creator of 20 Minute Video Payday and founder and publisher of Project Catapult. He has been a small business owner since 2007. He owns and operates several web-based businesses and has authored several books and other pieces of literature related to business.

Key Takeaways:

[4:45] A good reason for dealing with physical products
[9:12] The secret sauce for giveaways
[14:56] The sweet spot to make free offers really work
[20:31] The Jason Hartman bumper sticker tag
[27:58] The funnel process that's 3 years ahead of everyone else
[31:08] If there's a barrier to what size companies can use funnels

Websites Mentioned:

www.mouseflow.com
www.clickfunnelscomp.com
www.stripe.com
www.christianfioravanti.com

Direct download: YW_102_Christian_Fioravanti.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

John Gaver is Editor & Publisher of the popular webzine, ActionAmerica, which he describes as an "original intent conservative" publication, and author of "The Rich Don't Pay Tax! ... or Do They?".

John has been very active in politics since before he was old enough to vote; at that time, campaigning for Barry Goldwater. In addition to his many stints as a precinct chairman in three Texas counties and serving as a delegate to numerous Texas state GOP Conventions, John was the county chairman for Hank Grover's gubernatorial campaign, in Grover's home county. Today, he considers himself to be a Reagan conservative and a man without a party.

Key Takeaways:

[5:11] What the left is doing that's making people vote with their feet

[11:15] What data to look at that isn't corrupted by politicians and economists

[15:52] Discussing the concerns of a national sales tax

[21:40] Who a flat tax would hurt the most (it's not who you'd think)

Websites Mentioned:
www.therichdontpaytax.com
www.therichdontpaytax.com/calculator

Direct download: YW_101_John_Gaver.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

Craig Ballantyne has been the Editor of Early to Rise since 2011. He’s also a Strength & Conditioning coach in Toronto, author of Turbulence Training, a contributing author to Men’s Health magazine, and a member of the Training Advisory Board for Maximum Fitness and Oxygen magazines.

Craig is also the author of "The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life".

Key Takeaways:

[4:06] Controlling the morning

[6:12] The proactive morning approach

[7:38] Identifying your OCD loops

[11:06] Starting to script out your day

[12:48] Where to start in the Perfect Day Kit

[14:38] Defining Magic Time

[15:54] Why Craig believes you should really try and be a morning person

[18:33] The app that makes Jason's morning

[20:27] The 5 Pillars

[23:35] Making the afternoon productive

[25:23] Creating a Not To Do List

[24:48] The new Law of Attraction...the Law of Action Attraction

Resources Mentioned:

www.earlytorise.com
www.perfectdayformula.com
Tabata Pro App

Direct download: YW_100_Craig_Ballantyne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

A serial entrepreneur turned investor, Matt is driven by the idea that you don't have to put your family or your future in jeopardy to start and run a successful business. A graduate of the #1-ranked undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the United States, the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston, Matt graduated summa cum laude with a double-major in finance and entrepreneurship.

After a stint in corporate finance, he founded his first business at the age of 22 and grew that business into a multi-million dollar, industry-leading enterprise with thousands of products. Over the next four years, he launched and grew three more multi-million dollar businesses focused on bottom line profitability. Matt is now hyper-focused on practical things that business owners can do to drive growth and profitability, which he considers the true measure of any business. Learning and teaching these practices has become Matt's personal passion and the mission of Amazing.com. He has authored numerous articles for some of the world's most respected business publications, including Forbes, Business.com, and Under 30 CEO. Matt is determined to teach would-be entrepreneurs all over the world how to start and run a business without making the same catastrophic mistakes as nearly eighty percent of those who try.

Key Takeaways:

[4:47] How people have gone from government assistance to making a business selling tens of millions in sales and paying for a house with cash

[10:06] Starting up your business on Amazon

[14:01] The importance of making your own brand on Amazon

[17:53] How Amazing.com is helping people start their business

[24:41] What ONE THING you need to do to be on your way to having your own successful business

Websites Mentioned:

www.amazing.com
www.alibaba.com

Direct download: YW_99_Matt_Clark.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks with Mitch Russo, former CEO and President of Business Breakthroughs with Tony Robbins, co-found of Timeslips Corp and author of The Invisible Organization: How Ingenious CEOs are Creating Thriving, Virtual Companies.

Key Takeaways:

[5:10] How he got into creating virtual companies

[9:30] The real issue you HAVE to understand in order to be prepared to take your company virtual

[15:22] Dealing with staff output and hours with a virtual company

[20:15] How to screen all the available technologies and which ones he likes

[26:17] When creating virtual companies hit an inflection point

Websites Mentioned:

www.invisibleorganization.com

Direct download: YW_98_Mitch_Russo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04am EDT

Rising tuition cost and insufficient “real world” education programs are frustrating to young adults in the U.S. who feel forced into traditional universities. A degree or accreditation is often used as a dangling carrot to lure potential students into high debt status. Non-traditional, creative career paths often take a back seat to traditional majors. Julia says CreateU is designed to teach the mindset of participation in our ever evolving, global world.

 

Key Takeaways:

[2:09] How do we empower creatives to be profitable?

[4:05] CreateU is a fast track to learning with relevance to current funding sources

[6:04] We teach the mindset, so individuals can participate in a global evolving world.

[7:00] A 3-phase, 1-year online program within a global community

[11:54] The initial sections are the most intensive, a course is required every day

[13:38] A track/path is similar to a major in a traditional university

[16:11] Accreditation programs will transition to move past the fear element

[18:34] We are working on a global goal campaign with the UN

[19:46] Our goal is to keep CreateU under 10K

[20:26] We are taking 10% of tuitions and putting it towards a graduate fund for projects

[21:01] Contacting CreateU

[22:11] The .life extension just fit our ideals perfectly

 

Mentions:

CreateU

Khan Academy

The Foundation

Integrative Nutrition

Direct download: YW_97_Julia_Schroeder20_CreateU_Disrupting_Higher_Education.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT

David Weliver is an authority on millennials and money. His website, Money Under 30, provides financial advice to over 500,000 young professionals every month. David and Jason talk on the subject of student loan debt and how it is affecting millennials. David recommends millennials to invest in a ROTH IRA and to think about their retirement as a way to achieve financial freedom. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] Millennials are starting their lives with student debt. 

[6:10] The average college grad has $36,000 in debt. 

[9:40] David paid off his college debt before he hit 30, but he had to work his butt off to do it. 

[14:10] David recommends millennials take advantage of the ROTH IRA. 

[18:50] Don't think retirement, think financial freedom. 

[21:10] Technology is helping to drop prices in a lot of industries. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

 

http://www.moneyunder30.com/

Direct download: YW_96_David_Weliver.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

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