My remote mentors
I am currently driving a desk while I work on trying to get my real estate business running and profitable. I ultimately drive two hours every day to get to that desk. Because of that I am a student in Windshield University. I listen to various podcasts hither and yon, and today I want to share some of those with you. These are ranked in no particular order.
First up is Epic Real Estate with Matt Theriault (sounds like Terrio). The podcast can be found here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/epic-real-estate-investing/id446611090?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
and his website is here: http://epicrealestate.com/
Matt’s show is typically just him, though he does do interviews as well. He made his millions in music and then when digital downloads became the thing, he lost it all. He has rebuilt with real estate and he has the podcast to share his journey and bring everyone else along with him. Listening to just this show should give you more than enough tools to become a successful real estate investor. Matt gives away a ton of value and information in each cast and is very approachable with questions.
Next up is the Bigger Pockets podcast. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/biggerpockets-podcast-real/id594419649
Bigger Pockets is a social website for real estate investors. There are forums where you can ask questions and people who are active in the business will answer those questions. There is a lot of free information there about every aspect of the business, wholesaling, flipping, direct mail, tenant screening, etc. With the podcast the two hosts (Brandon Turner and Josh Dorkin) interview someone from the Bigger Pockets community that is active on the forums or blog. They have had people just starting out to 20 year veterans. The have a slightly regimented interview format that lends easily to casual conversation.
Next we have another show with 2 hosts, The Real Estate Guys! http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-real-estate-guys-radio/id194167775
The Guys are Robert Helms and Russel Grey. Robert has been an investor all his life and works with his father, Bob Helms – who is a regular guest on the show. While Russel was a financial planner for years before moving into real estate. This is a weekly radio show that is translated into a podcast. They talk about all aspects of the business even though they only do buy and holds. They typically have a guest on the show, but they also fly solo (duo?) sometimes. They organize trips and educational seminars and believe in location independent investing. “Live where you want to live, and invest where the numbers make sense.” – Robert Helms.
The next show is more about online business and information products, but it is good to learn from multiple avenues and be well rounded. This is the Solopreneur Hour with Michael O’Neal. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/solopreneur-hour-podcast-michael/id692594227
Michael has been a professional drummer and website designer and is now a full time podcaster and coach. His podcast is an interview format that has no structure and he just has free-form conversations with his co-hosts (he doesn’t have guests, just a new co-host nearly every show). He focuses a lot on building your brand and leveling up your thinking and your business. Most of the people he chats with are in the internet marketing and information product space, but his views and points are applicable to all businesses.
The last show I am going to talk about today is another in the online marketing space, and that is Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/smart-passive-income-podcast/id383084001?mt=2
Pat was an architect by schooling and trade until he was laid off in the housing collapse in 2008. At first he didn’t know what he would do, but now he feels that was a blessing in disguise. He had a blog about passing the Leed exam for architecture, turned it into an ebook and within a few months replaced his income from the job he just lost with his blog. He has a pretty good mix of interviews and solo shows, and he talks about blogging and the internet world and what works and what doesn’t. Pat was one of the first in the space to publicly publish his monthly earnings statements and he breaks them down in detail since there is something to be learned there. Pat has created several business in the online space and is making money in those niches where he had no prior knowledge or experience. Pat also discusses affiliates and has a large portion of his income derived from affiliate links. Just another way to start a business without actually having your own product.
I hope this has made you interested in some of these podcasts and that you give them a listen. Don’t stay in the learning loop forever without doing, but always be eager to learn something new. Let me know in the comments or on twitter what podcasts you listen to!
Until next time, take some action. Feel the fear and do it anyway.