Cashflow 2 Freedom Podcast
How to Grow and Develop as a Leader with Brandon Buck

How to Grow and Develop as a Leader with Brandon Buck

October 22, 2020

Welcome back everybody to the Cashflow 2 Freedom podcast, this your host AJ Osborne and thank you for tuning in!

Today we have another incredible guest lined up for you. We’re going to switch gears a bit from the usual business and finance heavy tactical content, and we’re going to talk about one of the most important skills we need to develop as people - leadership.

Our guest today is the one and only Brandon Buck. Brandon has spent the last 18 years helping both people and organizations maximize their potential.

Whether it’s sports, business, school, work, or family, leadership is key to us, our goals, and our team. Unlike most people think, leaders aren’t just born, they’re built. Yes, some people are wired differently than others that helps leadership come more naturally to them. That doesn’t mean however that we can’t learn this incredibly important skill.

In today’s episode, Brandon shares how he defines leadership, how you can develop those leadership skills, and the one question you should be asking yourself as a leader. We also jump into the challenges that life throws our way and how to face and overcome them, the key to growth, and the importance of finding your board of directors, or your mentors, that can help guide you through amazing journey we call life.

Listen in, reflect, and get ready to start maximizing your potential.

Thanks everybody,
AJ

Keep up with Brandon:
Brandon’s Website: https://infinitestrengths.com/
Brandon’s Email: brandon@infinitestrengths.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-buck-00354b126/

How to Grow Massive Wealth - AJ’s Key Insights to Help You Grow Your Net Worth

How to Grow Massive Wealth - AJ’s Key Insights to Help You Grow Your Net Worth

October 15, 2020

Welcome back everybody to the Cashflow 2 Freedom Podcast, this your host AJ Osborne.

We all have these end goals right - we want to make x amount of money per year, we want to start and run a successful business, we want to invest and grow our wealth and our net worth to new heights. We all know how difficult it is and can be to navigate our way to these goals. Now imagine for a moment - trying to navigate towards or trying to achieve these goals… without the most important tool you need… a map and plan.

This is no different and actually directly correlates with our personal finances and how we look at and manage our finances to ultimately drive our successes. This is what we’re going to focus on in today’s episode.

We’re going to look at the relationship between income and net worth, the difference between the two, and one of the biggest misconceptions about income and net worth. We also dive into the compounding of capital and thus wealth, understanding your wealth vehicle, and probably one of the most important thing we could all understand better… the real value of a dollar.

The value of the dollar itself changes over time, as most of us know. However, we seldom take into account the value of that dollar if it were invested and compounded over time. This is a huge mistake that so many of us make and something I wanted to be sure to include in today’s episode.

We also talk about the importance of treating your personal finance like a business and the factors we need to be taking into account when planning our personal finances.

I hope you all enjoy today’s episode and you start planning for your vision of the future so you can achieve it and truly live it.

We’ll see you next time everybody,
AJ

How to Set Yourself Up to Win | The Mental Shift You Have to Address

How to Set Yourself Up to Win | The Mental Shift You Have to Address

October 6, 2020

Welcome everyone to the Cashflow 2 Freedom podcast! I’m your host AJ Osborne.

What was your routine today? What did you do? Who did you talk to? What did you think about? We often go day to day, doing what we do, simply going about our routines. But why? Why did you do, say, and think about the things you did today and every day? Better yet - how do these actions forge our paths into the future?

All of these actions ultimately come down to two things - our identity - who we are and who we choose to be.

We have two different identities, our chosen and our default. This is the heart of the discussion today. Who we are and who we choose to be each and every day ultimately decides our future. This is the reason why it’s so important for us to analyze and to understand why we do the things we do. In order for us to attain the goals we’ve set for ourselves, it’s essential that we align our identities with our desired outcomes.

We cover this topic in depth today and help guide you through the process of analyzing your identities and ensuring that your chosen identities are truly the identities that will drive you on to success.

Thanks for listening,
AJ

How to Manage Your Investment Properties and Grow Your Business with Laurence Jankelow

How to Manage Your Investment Properties and Grow Your Business with Laurence Jankelow

October 1, 2020

Welcome back everybody to the Cashflow 2 Freedom Podcast! This is your host AJ Osborne.

I hope you’re all doing great and you’re out there crushing it as always. Today, we have another incredible guest on the podcast for you who definitely IS crushing it. Our guest today is real estate investor and software developer Laurence Jankelow.

Laurence is the Co-Founder of a landlord software solution called Avail. Avail is a robust and easy to use software solution that allows DIY landlords to better manage their assets and their tenants.

Years ago as a landlord himself, Laurence had tried to find a software solution that was functional and relevant to his needs. However, every solution available at the time was large and overly complicated systems built only for institutional investment firms. Unable to find a solution, and like all of us being the entrepreneurs we are, Laurence decided he would make a solution, go so far as to even learn coding to build out the first layers of his software solution.

Avail, the software he created helps landlords find tenants, collect rents, track data, and more. Laurence shares his investment and entrepreneurship journey with us from start to finish. He also shares some invaluable insights into current rental data, the continued automation of the rental industry, their exact process for screening and identifying the best tenants, how he started and grew his company, what metrics of growth are important for a company to analyze, and what advice he would offer to those starting their own companies.

This is a value packed episode and I couldn’t be more excited to get this out to you guys. As always, thanks so much for listening and we’ll be in touch.

AJ

Check out Laurence’s software solution Avail at: avail.co

Or email Laurence directly at laurence@avail.co

How to Make the Economy Work for You - Don’t Miss the Train

How to Make the Economy Work for You - Don’t Miss the Train

September 21, 2020

Welcome back to another episode of the Cashflow 2 Freedom Podcast! I’m your host AJ Osborne.

Let me paint a picture for you real quick - there’s a huge train barreling down the tracks, speeding on to its next destination. Every now and again the train will slow for a corner in the tracks or it could be climbing a mountain. No matter where the train is at on its journey, it has and maintains momentum, always driving towards its final destination.

Let’s say you want to go where this train is heading, do you get on, or do you stand there at the station watching the train build its momentum as it speeds off without you? Yeah, there maybe a train you can get on later to reach the same destination, but you missed reaching that destination sooner.

Now let’s apply this story to the economy. As you might have guessed, the economy is the train and I’ll be totally straight with you - that train isn’t stopping and if you want to get where you want to go, you better jump on and you better do it now.

Today I wanted to discuss some fundamentals of the economy such as the history of our economy here in the US, it’s ups and downs, how inflation can help or hinder you, and ultimately we cover the golden topic - how to make the economy work for you.

You don’t have to drive the train right? You just have to step on board and join the fun.

We all know and understand the power of economies. I wanted to help share some insight into exactly how you can use one of the most powerful forces in our world today to your advantage.

Listen in, take notes, and start working with the economy instead of trying (and failing) to work against it.

Thanks for listening everybody, we’ll catch up with you on the next episode,
AJ

Climbing the Mountain - Three Steps to Getting Your Wealth Vehicle Started

Climbing the Mountain - Three Steps to Getting Your Wealth Vehicle Started

September 9, 2020

Welcome back everybody to the Cashflow 2 Freedom podcast. I’m your host, AJ Osborne.

Today I wanted to give those who are starting out a view behind the veil. There’s a huge misconception that successful business owners and investors know everything about their chosen professions. Yes of course, they know a lot and they absolutely have to in order to realize the level of success that they enjoy. However, they don’t know everything and they certainly didn’t know everything starting out.

All too often we get caught up with this idea - as we start out, we have a ton of questions. We don’t know how so much of the front end or back end of the business (or both) work and operate. We don’t know how to plan for the future, to market, to develop ideas, to build industry infrastructure, and so on. Unfortunately, this lack of knowledge and understanding leaves a lot of people out there at square one. But you have to remember, everyone starts at square one.

Don’t pass up your goals because you get caught in the mindset of, “If only I knew exactly how to get to x, y, z… THEN I could do what I want. But I can’t.”

Learning and solving problems is the heart of entrepreneurship. It’s ok if you don’t know everything, we simply have to learn, solve problems, and drive forward. We have to create our success. Of course you won’t know everything, especially starting out. You won’t know everything when you’ve been in the industry for decades. The world changes, business is dynamic and ever changing, and you’ll always have to learn, grow, and adapt.

Thanks for listening everybody. Enjoy the journey and we’ll see you next time,
AJ

Setting Up Entity Structures for Your Real Estate with Attorney Garrett Sutton

Setting Up Entity Structures for Your Real Estate with Attorney Garrett Sutton

September 8, 2020

Welcome back everybody to the Cashflow 2 Freedom podcast! This is your host AJ Osborne, thanks so much for tuning in.

Today we have Garrett Sutton on the podcast to share his absolute wealth of knowledge. Garrett is a real estate investor, attorney, and he is also a part of the Rich Dad Advisors.

In today’s episode we cover a plethora of back end real estate industry insights. We go from simple do’s and don’t’s of real estate, different types of entity structure and when to use them, Garrett’s recommendations in operating those entities, and go to even specific states that you should set up your entities in for your real estate investments. All of this helps to set you up for continued success. There are massive risks involved if we don’t structure our investments correctly.

We also dive into family and the importance of aligning your investment goals with your family.

This a value packed episode that you guys don’t want to miss. Listen in, take notes, and get ready to crush your investment goals.

Thanks for tuning in everybody!
AJ

Keep up with Garrett and check out his books at the links below:

https://www.sutlaw.com/about-us
https://corporatedirect.com/about-garrett-sutton/
https://www.richdad.com/about/advisors

Start Your Own Corporation:
https://www.amazon.com/Start-Your-Own-Corporation-Companies/dp/1937832007

Books:
https://corporatedirect.com/resources/books/

How to Build Your Business and Your Freedom with Mike Simmons

How to Build Your Business and Your Freedom with Mike Simmons

September 4, 2020

Welcome back everybody to the Cashflow 2 Freedom podcast! I’m your host AJ Osborne.

We have another incredible guest on the podcast for you guys today and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you all. Today’s guest is Mike Simmons. You may recognize the name as he is the author of Level Jumping.

Raised in a blue collar family in Michigan, Mike started out like a lot of us do - he found a job, expected to work there forever, and would retire some day… maybe. But, like a lot us again, Mike realized that the career path wasn’t built for him, his life, or his goals.

Mike began looking at investment vehicles so he could rid himself of the 9-5 career life, and he ultimately settled on real estate. He began flipping and wholesaling properties which has led to his massive successes in real estate today.

But he soon found that there was one problem as he kept doing more and more deals… there was only one of him. That led Mike to begin thinking about how he could remove himself from the day to day operations and start working on the business and not in the business.

This is a topic we spend a lot of time on today - we go over hiring, building teams, when and who to hire, hiring for the jobs you don’t do well at and focusing your energy and resources on what will truly move the needle for you and your company. We also dive into deal flow and setting your business up to drive deals to you instead of you trying to hunt them down.

This is a must listen episode, so get ready to take notes, and get ready to propel yourself and your business to the next level.

Thanks for listening as always everybody,
AJ

Be sure to check out the links below for Mike’s book and websites. You can also text the number below as well to get a free digital copy of Mike’s book:

Level Jumping Book:
https://www.amazon.com/Level-Jumping-business-million-profits/dp/1734832703

Mike’s website:
https://mikesimmons.com/

Mike’s Podcast:
Just Start Real Estate - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/just-start-real-estate-with-mike-simmons/id732855311

Upcoming speaker at: Best Real Estate Event - bestrealestateevent.com

Text Juststart 55444 - get free digital copy of book

Don’t Bet Against America - The Future of the US Dollar & the Global Economy

Don’t Bet Against America - The Future of the US Dollar & the Global Economy

August 25, 2020

Welcome back everybody to the Cashflow 2 Freedom podcast, this is your host AJ Osborne.

Today’s episode comes from a question I received at one of my speaking engagements. The question was - “Do you still invest in America?” The root of this question was in other words - do you still invest in the US economy and do you still invest in the US Dollar?

There are a multitude of factors affecting economies and values of currency. These effects don’t take place overnight and they often don’t stay for the long term. HIstory has positioned the US Dollar in a very advantageous place - I’m talking about the US Dollar being the reserve currency of a number of countries around the world. The US Dollar has also been used for currency swaps to help countries around the world to stabilize their currencies and economies.

These network effects, if you will of the US Dollar, are incredibly important factors to keep in mind when considering the value and stability of the US Dollar over the long term.

I dive into this network effect and these factors in today’s episode and how they work together to help give you an idea of where the US Dollar has been, and where it is today, and also my thoughts about the future of the US and global economies in relation to currencies.

What do you think about the US Dollar and the future of our global economy? Let me know in the comments, on social media, or on my website all linked below.

Thanks for listening for everybody,
AJ

Using Pain Like a Superpower - The Currency of Growth

Using Pain Like a Superpower - The Currency of Growth

August 24, 2020

Welcome back everybody to the Cashflow 2 Freedom podcast. This is your host AJ Osborne. I just want to say real quick… thank you! Thank you to all of you amazing people who have listened in, emailed us, gotten in touch with us on social media, and everything else. You all are truly incredible and I can’t thank you enough for all your support.

Today’s topic is one that touches us all. Whether in good times or bad, we can and often do experience pain from various seen and unforeseen sources.

Most of us react to pain by simply wanting to avoid it. We do this consciously and subconsciously. The issue with the avoidance of pain is that it simply doesn’t work. Pain is a part of life, it’s a part of growth, it’s what you might even call a super power. Once we learn to embrace this superpower, there’s truly no stopping us. Whether the pain is physical or psychological, we can and absolutely have to overcome it and use it to our advantage.

As most of you know, I’ve experienced my fair share of pain through both business and my experience with Guillian Barre. I wanted to share my perspectives on pain through these obstacles that we often face in life and how to push through to the other side.

Facing pain, no matter what form it presents itself to you in, is easier said than done. Just know that if something is difficult, the outcome has a huge potential to be incredible. So no matter where you’re at right now, if you’re in pain of any kind, know that it won’t last forever and that you can achieve relief from simply doing, from simply moving forward.

Thanks for listening everybody,
AJ

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