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Profits Over Wages Podcast

Profits Over Wages Podcast

Author: Profits Over Wages

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Weekly interviews with highly successful business owners and entrepreneurs. Ricardo Rodriguez & Matthew Mesick discuss life, business, and entrepreneurship to bring forward the lessons learned from success and failure.
60 Episodes
In this episode we talk about Colin’s journey as a model and actor, his real estate investing career and his recently released book, Agile Artist: Life Lessons From Hollywood and Beyond. About Colin Egglesfield Colin has work in the entertainment industry where he regularly stars in television shows and films. He’s also a seasoned real estate investor, having done several fix and flips and multi-family rental acquisitions as well as a knowledgeable and professional real estate broker. Colin is also an avid triathlete who has helped raise money for numerous charities and organizations such as ‘Team For Kids’, ‘The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,’ as well as St. Jude’s and ‘ Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.’
In this episode we talk about Bryan's transition from LAPD officer to real estate investor and how along with his wife they were able to do 100+ flips in one year. Bryan also goes in-depth on how to use business credit cards for investing in real estate and how "action" is the biggest factor between those who make it in real estate and those who don't. About Bryan Segal Bryan is originally from Southern California and a former LAPD officer for over 10 years. He has been investing in Real Estate with his wife, Maira Segal, for over 10 years and flipping houses for 5 years. They moved to Illinois from California in February of 2016. From March to December of that year they completed 42 transactions and continued to kill it for the next 3 years, at one point getting up to doing 100+ rehab projects in 2018. Recently, Bryan has been traveling the country speaking at events as a keynote speaker and hosts events with Shark Tank stars Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, Baraba Corcoran and Grant Cardone.
On this episode Gary talks about what it takes to be the #1 real estate attorney in Chicago, why as a real estate investor you must have multiple solutions for motivated sellers, and as an example, Gary goes in-depth about how to properly do land contracts. We also talk about why building relationships with others in the industry is the most important thing you can do to grow your business. About Gary Davidson On episode 58 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast we sit down with Gary Davidson of Castle Law, he is the #1 Real Estate Attorney Chicago. Formerly the Village Attorney for many communities in the Will County area, he has an unparalleled breadth of experience working on land use, zoning and development issues, and is a frequent lecturer at numerous real estate investor seminars. He represents hundreds of property investors and a wide variety of businesses and contractors in corporate affairs, ranging from closely held corporations to publicly traded companies such as ExxonMobil. Gary also heads up the practice group at Castle Law that assists banks and servicers in the negotiation of and preparation of documents in a broad range of lending transactions. Castle attorneys also assist mortgage servicers in foreclosures of both residential and commercial properties.
On this episode we talk about how Sheltr helps homeowners take care of their home by being proactive and avoiding costly repairs. We also talk about how Andrew was able to take Sheltr to market from just an idea in a very short amount of time as well as some of the challenges he has encountered so far and the lessons he’s learned along the way. About Andrew Wynn He is the co-founder and CEO of Sheltr. Sheltr makes home maintenance effortless for homeowners and gives property insurers tools to mitigate risk, generate new revenue, and deepen customer engagement. Prior to Sheltr Andrew led consumer-facing product management at Looker Data Sciences and was Instacart's 30th employee where he spent 3 years building the world's largest digital grocery catalog. In his free time, Andrew swims year-round in the San Francisco Bay.
On this episode we talk about how Eachan made the transition from being the CTO of Expedia to starting his own business. We also go in-depth about how Nestegg works, how the idea for the platform came about and how it truly is an amazing product for new landlords. Lastly, Eachan explains how he has been able to keep Nestegg 100% FREE whether you own 1 or 100 properties.   About Eachan Fletcher Eachan is the Founder and CEO of Nestegg, which is a platform for property management and maintenance that makes being a landlord refreshingly easy. Prior to starting Nestegg, he worked as the CTO and VP of product at Expedia where he built and lead multiple teams, developed award-winning products and unlocked the path to significant revenue growth for the business.  
On this episode we talk about Anatoly’s philosophy in business, that it's all about creating value for others instead of just being transactional. We also talk about where ParadigmNEXT came and how it developed into a full-service digital marketing agency that excels at helping companies leverage the internet. Lastly, Anatoly goes in-depth about what makes HAUS Mortgage different and how the inspiration for the company came together.   About Anatoly Nirshberg Anatoly is the Director of Operations at Haus Mortgage and Managing Partner of both Paradign NEXT and BizCast HQ. Anatoly’s experience in the mortgage industry extends all the way back to when he was 16 years old. Even back then, he loved the pace of the business and would go on to thrive in a leadership role for several years, more than tripling the sales volume of the first firm he was involved with. In the years that followed, Anatoly led a digital marketing company, a digital security business, a co-working space, and a media company. Yet, Anatoly couldn’t help but notice that in all that time, the mortgage industry hadn’t evolved at all. It wasn’t bringing in fresh talent or new processes. That’s when Anatoly found the inspiration for Haus Mortgage, bringing together a new, exciting atmosphere where real communication and the most advanced tech tools could live under one roof to create a more fulfilling experience for mortgage brokers, their partners and ultimately, the end customer. He brought aboard wholesale industry veterans and financial advisors. But he didn’t stop there. Anatoly has built a full-service in-house marketing team at Haus that can offer partners bespoke solutions touching all aspects of branding, storytelling, media syndication, video and more.
On this episode we talk about Nabil's journey from working as a petroleum engineer in Egypt to following his passion to revolutionize the fitness world with his brand, Sigma Fit, a tech-wear brand that is affordable and high-quality. We go in-depth about the trials and tribulations that come with developing durable, functional, and stain-resistant activewear that actually works and why having a winning mindset in entrepreneurship is a must if you want to succeed.   About Nabil Khalifa He is the co-founder of Sigma Fit Worldwide and CEO of the company’s USA Branch. Nabil received his engineering degree from Civil Aviation Engineering Academy in Cairo, Egypt and worked full time as a petroleum engineer for Schlumberger, one of the world’s largest oilfield companies. Nabil followed his entrepreneurial intuition and left mechanical engineering to pursue his startup digital marketing agency, Hive Society. Shortly after Hive Society grew in success, Nabil then shifted his efforts towards revolutionizing the fitness world by joining forces with his long-time friends, Omar El Metwally and Islam Rashwan, to create a tech-wear brand that helped modernize fitness apparel and change people’s lives.  
On this episode we talk about how to find your focus, the 6 ghosts of fear and how to manage them and we dive deep into the 13 main principles of Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.   About C. Gordon Moose Moose has 30 years of experience in commercial real estate and 20 years of practice in the Success Principles of Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. He is an Author, Speaker, Guide of the "Find Your Focus" personal growth and professional development program designed to get you to find, maintain, and sustain your focus in all 5 key life spheres.
On episode 52 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast we sit down with Tony Paolella and Greg Dekalb - they are the co-founders of the wildly popular Tony P's Networking Events and Partners at Appointments IQ. About Tony Paolella Tony Paolella is a connector – whether connecting professionals of a variety of spheres through one of his highly visible business networking events around Chicago or connecting home buyers and sellers toward the next rewarding step in the mortgage process. By calling upon his nearly 20 years of experience in sales, and as the Director of Business Development at Haus Mortgage and as Co-Founder of Tony P’s Networking Events, he is continuously fueling a company’s phenomenal growth and moving a variety of people toward their goals in life. He believes that it’s all about building powerful, lasting relationships. About Greg Dekalb Greg DeKalb has worked with 1,000’s of businesses and brings more than 14 years of consultative digital marketing and sales experience. Prior to becoming a partner of AppointmentsIQ, Greg's primary focus has been working with senior digital marketing professionals at brands and agencies in the areas of Shopper Marketing, Social Marketing, Influencer Marketing, SEO, SEM, Consumer-to-Consumer marketing, Rewards/Loyalty program integration. Greg also holds an MBA in Sales Leadership from DePaul University. In his free time, Greg is a family man, a volunteer with the Lion's Club, an avid networker and an international marathon runner.
On episode 51 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast we sit down with Cory Boatright. He has completed over 75 million in real estate acquisitions and closed over 1000 real property transactions including 100+ multi-family, land, SFR, and private investment dealings. He runs a nationwide education company that coaches high achieving entrepreneurs and their teams for getting phenomenal results in their business, as well as a top rated real estate Podcast in iTunes. He currently buys or wholesales 80-100 properties a year in the Greater Oklahoma City Metro Area and resides in Oklahoma with Lesly and their wonderful two kids.
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