Cashflow 2 Freedom Podcast
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

How to Build an Amazing Team - Getting to the Next Level

How to Build an Amazing Team - Getting to the Next Level

August 24, 2020

Hey everybody, welcome back to the Cashflow 2 Freedom podcast. This is your host AJ Osborne.

I’m super excited to discuss in depth our topic today. What is that topic? Building your team.

Most of you here are like us, we’re all about growth, moving the needle, and deploying time, resources, and value in the most effective and efficient ways. We’re obsessed with this, and for good reason. Accomplishing all of this is what allows us to scale and grow in every aspect of our lives. To accomplish those things successfully, we have to build teams.

How do you build a team? Where do you even start? Who do you hire first and for what job?

These are all questions we have to answer as we reach these stages of scale in our businesses and operations. There’s an art and science to this process, like everything else, and to be successful, it's an art and science we have to master. Will we get it right every time? No, but getting it right a majority of the time is crucial to our continued success.

This is exactly what we’re going to cover in today’s episode. How to hire, when to hire, what to expect when you hire. This all applies, whether you’re hiring contractors or your very own employees.

This a value packed episode, so be ready to take notes, dive in, and get ready to take your endeavors to the next level.

Thanks for tuning in everybody,
AJ

Should You Buy or Lease a Car? Knowing What to do and When

Should You Buy or Lease a Car? Knowing What to do and When

August 24, 2020

Welcome back everybody to the Cashflow 2 Freedom!

Today we’re going to cover a topic that touches on the second largest expense for people here in the US - vehicles.

There’s so much information out there on whether you should buy or lease a car - the issue is that most of that information is purely based on opinion. All we’re getting into today however are the facts.

There are times to buy, times to lease, and you just need to know what to do and when. We’re going to break it down simply and easily to help provide you with those answers. Cars being the second largest expense for a majority of America, this is a topic we wanted to discuss in depth. As you know, everything starts with personal finance. We can’t grow businesses or our futures without being disciplined and effectively managing our own finances.

Tune in, take notes, and let us help settle the ‘to buy or lease’ debate for good.

Thanks for listening everybody,
AJ

$250K to $1 Million in 6 Months, Our Private Equity Company, & Building Success in Everything You Do

$250K to $1 Million in 6 Months, Our Private Equity Company, & Building Success in Everything You Do

August 24, 2020

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

Today I wanted to sit down with you all and give you an in depth updated on everything we have going on. If you’ve followed us for any period of time, you know that we have a TON going on and we couldn’t be more excited.

Specifically we’re going to talk about our online company that we purchased for $250K and just had an $80K month this past month, and is now worth well over $1 Million. I dive into how exactly we did this with a simple one product company in a specific niche.

A lot of these systems we cover today such as leverage, are what have driven us and our numerous companies achieve huge successes. I take a moment to identify what leverage is exactly and the many ways you can deploy leverage in your endeavors.

No matter what industry we’re in, or even different aspects of life, we use the same systems and resources to build ourselves, our businesses, even our families.

I also dive into our four square system to build and grow your business. Be sure to take notes and don’t miss this episode. If you’re like us, you’re serious about moving the needle and this episode will give you the insights to help you to do just that. Get out there, use this information, and keep crushing it.

Thanks for listening guys,
AJ

COVID and How it is Affecting the Hospitality Industry with Dan Rockrohr

COVID and How it is Affecting the Hospitality Industry with Dan Rockrohr

August 24, 2020

Welcome back everybody to the Cashflow 2 Freedom Podcast! This is your host AJ Osborne and I’m super excited to bring this episode to you guys.

Today I have the pleasure of sitting down with my long time friend Dan Rockrohr. Dan owns and operates a bar here in Boise Idaho. One of the major issues going on right now across our country is COVID. COVID has impacted many businesses and economies, but it’s hit the hospitality industry harder than most. That’s why I wanted to bring Dan in today - to talk about what he’s experienced, what he’s seeing, and what the plans are looking like for the future.

We dive into issues today that so many other business owners are having to tackle and overcome. We also share the measures that Dan and other businesses have taken to try and work with the local governments as opposed to working against them, all in an effort to begin moving things forward. So many businesses have and will go under due to the current events we’ve experienced.

There’s also the glaring issue of the COVID pandemic being politicized and exploited. There are cleary a number double standards that business owners have experienced when they’ve been shut down, classified as non-essential, and so forth. All the while, larger corporate companies operating in similar fashions are allowed to keep their doors open, are classified as essential, and simply follow the guidelines put into place.

Speaking to this, we also dive into the importance of diversifying you businesses and/or sources of income. You never know when something like COVID will happen and being divers across your holdings will help to ensure that you don’t lose everything you’ve worked so hard to build.

We cover all of this and more in today’s episode. Listen in, see how things are going on the ground from the source itself.

Thanks for listening everybody,
AJ

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