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Entrepreneurship......real estate......trending news.....there's no business like minding your own! Host Ron “Champ” Brooks, a business consulting strategist and avid cheeseburger lover, takes you through applicable best practices for your business or organization, your own personal growth, investing in residential and commercial property, and tackling today's news stories. New episodes are released every Friday afternoon!

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From single motherhood at age 16 to one of the most sought after real estate investors and coach/mentors, Edna Keep joins the podcast today to share her unique story! She transitioned from the financial services industry to real estate in 2007, to coaching thousands on how to enter and grow their real estate portfolio whether single family homes or large multifamily homes. You'll love her energy and perspective!ABOUT EDNA:Former Certified Financial Planner Edna discovered the power of real estate in 2007. Since then Edna and her husband Warren have amassed a $65M Real Estate Portfolio primarily multi-family and primary with OPM.Since 2014 she has been training and coaching real estate entrepreneurs who want to scale their real estate business into multi-family with Investor Capital.Along the way Edna has learned that Mindset is 90% or more of a person’s success and specifically attributes her success to studying and always working at improving her mindset. Thus, she focuses a lot with her students on Mindset training.You can connect with Edna! Her email address is and her website is https://ednakeep.comIf you haven't already, you should link up with me at! That is where you can find all of my links and many dedicated resources from skip tracing to real estate training to other podcast episodes!
Imagine yourself growing up in poverty where you're often told that you cannot be what you dream to become. Well, that's the story for many of us right? However there is a uniqueness to Dave Menz's story that you don't want to miss! Listen as Dave shares his origin story as an Ohio transplant from Michigan, transitioning from his union job, the dedication and patience he and his wife exuded to grow a large laundromat business with the culture of service to the community! As an author, podcaster, and business owner Dave shares fun and very insightful commentary! ABOUT DAVE:Dave “Laundromat Millionaire” Menz is a laundromat industry veteran and the owner of the Queen City Laundry Chain of Laundromats in Cincinnati Ohio. Dave’s inspirational journey from poverty to becoming a millionaire has inspired many entrepreneurs to try and overcome their own obstacles while building wealth. Dave is the author of the book "Laundromat Millionaire" which is due to be released in late 2021 and the host of The Laundromat Millionaire Business PodcastCheck out Dave at and www.queencitylaundry,com. His new books is being released in early October of 2021, be sure to purchase a copy!Hey! Also be sure to tap in with me at!
In this episode, host Champ'Ron speaks on the benefits and opportunities that come with owner financing in real estate! I speak on the pros and cons, how to approach a seller with the opportunity, why a seller would be open to the option, and more! As you know, creative financing opens the door to a plethora of ways to best provide solutions to real obstacles that people face when their home is involved whether that home is their primary residence, a vacation home, or a rental property. Be sure to tap in with me at! I have several resources for you to help you drive your business!
This is a very enjoyable episode! Novelist Winston drops major gems sharing her unique background, the truth about mental health, how we should all be mindful of how events contribute to mental health, all about her books "The Anniversary" and "The Commemoration", and so much more!ABOUT JUDY JACKSON WINSON, MSSA, LISW-S, ESQ.JJ Winston is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and an Attorney, whofor 19 years, served as an advocate for individuals and their families whosuffer with behavioral health disorders. JJ Winston is currently employed asa Magistrate Judge in Family Court in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the proudmother of two adult children, Julian and Jasemine, wife to Douglas WinstonEsq., and author of two novels, and one non-fiction workbook. Visit JJWinston’s website at, follow her on Facebook andInstagram @NovelistJJWinston, or find her literary works on Amazon andpick up a copy of her books! If you haven't visited, shame on you! Come on, let's do it! I have resources there you should utilize!
Onaje joins the podcast and drops tremendous gems as he does everyday on the Clubhouse app (@onajeb)! He shares his story coming from very humble beginnings to basic investing to now owning dozens of single family and multi family properties while working with tenants for homeownership.Connect with Onaje also on IG at @b.real_estate and visit to learn more about how Mrs. Barnes provides the "Black Wall Street - The Spirit Of Community" book, apparel, accessories, and more! Link up with me at! All of my links and hacks are there for you!
This is part 2 of the conversation from the Hi Level Real Estate Mastermind Group on Clubhouse. The insightful and inspiring stories from various real estate business owners from around the world continue!Link up with me at! Thank you as always MYB Community for your ongoing support of the podcast!
Live on Clubhouse from the Hi Level Real Estate MasterMind Club hosted by Greentree REI in Jacksonville, FL is the wholesaling from your 9-5 conversation with a group of new and experienced real estate investors! In this part 1 listen to the stories from several people including myself of transitioning from the workforce to entrepreneurship and business ownership!Link up with me at today! You'll thank yourself!!!
Are you a dog lover? Of course you are! That means you'll love my discussion with Liz Murdoch! we discuss her background, her outstanding podcast, the pandemics impact on our furry family members, best practices on caring for and communicating bidirectionally with your dog or dogs, doggy day care, and much more!ABOUT LIZLiz Murdoch, Animal Communicator, host of podcast Talking with the dogs!™Heard of the Dog Whisperer? Liz is the REAL thing. She finds out what animals want people to know & specializes in helping DOGS tell you what they’re thinking and translates what your dog is saying.She teaches how to talk and hear your dog, and helps you learn how to understand what your dog trying to tell you.She can talk with dogs anywhere– sitting in the same room, Skyping across the country or even calling from around the globe. She actually understands what animals are saying. She can even ask questions to animals and gets answers. Go to to learn more about Liz, her business, listen to her podcast, and more! You should link up with me at! This is the simplest, one stop shop way to connect and gain access to many resources to help you along your journey, as well as if you're looking to sell a property that has been the bane of your existence let my team and I take that problem off your plate!
In this episode Daniel joins from Winston-Salem, NC to share his background, how he leveraged his real estate investing background to eventually form his certified financial planning business with a niche for real estate professionals, his best practices for success, and much much more!ABOUT DANIEL:With over a decade of experience as a real estate investor and financial planner, Daniel Johnson found that there was very little unbiased financial planning advice for real estate investors and business owners. His answer to this need was starting RE|Focus Financial Planning. The opportunity to help individuals and families make sense of their financial situation and plan for the future is a responsibility Daniel enjoys and takes very seriously. Before starting RE|Focus Financial Planning, Daniel spent 7 years with Parsec Financial working with over 140 different households. However, Daniel’s overwhelming desire for more independence and the pull towards entrepreneurship led him to create RE|Focus where he helps individuals that have grown wealth through alternative assets like small businesses, real estate, and cryptocurrency. Daniel holds a BS from UNC Asheville as well as an MBA from East Carolina University. He is a CFP® professional and a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), and he owns and manages 8 investment properties. Some of these properties are short-term Airbnb rentals, and some are located near hospitals and marketed toward travel nurses. Daniel and his wife Sarah love living in Winston Salem, NC, with their three boys. They are active in their church and the community.Visit today to tap in with Daniel! Let me know you heard him on this podcast!You should link up with me! Do so now by visiting to get access to several free and discounted resources!
Live from Clubhouse! In this episode I hosted a room in the Property Champs club where a group of real estate entrepreneurs and myself discuss best ways to prospect for sale by owner opportunities, We share resources you can use now to obtain qualified FSBO leads in your market, as well as how to showcase yourself as a solutions provider with motivated property sellers!If you haven't tapped in with me, do so here at today!
Live on Clubhouse from the Property Champs club!Real Estate Power Hour!We discuss the basics of creative financing when purchasing real estate, including the pros and cons to both the seller and buyer plus when its best to position it with a motivated seller! Tap in with me on Clubhouse @champron and let's network together!The Property Champs REI Development course is almost ready! If you want to be among the first to tour it at no cost, email me at up with me as I provide many free and discounted resoureces!
Dr. John joins this episode to share his background in economics and statistics and how that spawned the launch of his company, growing the company through the ups and downs of business cycles, the impact of the pandemic on company's leveraging data to solve complex problems, how you can best synthesize data to make decisions in your business, and his best practices for success!ABOUT JOHN:Dr. John Johnson is a PhD economist who specializes in applying economic analysis to large and complex data sets. In his work with Fortune 100 companies, he has analyzed large sample sets and internal survey data in high-stakes, “bet-the-company” litigation. John understands how to transformcompanies’ raw, messy data into meaningful analysis and reliable results that empower informed decision-making. A teacher at heart, John is known for his ability to explain technical concepts simply and clearly.John is also a business owner and entrepreneur who appreciates the power of harnessing data in running a high-performing organization. Ten years ago, he founded Edgeworth Economics and has since built the company into a world-class economic consulting firm. And in 2019, John launched Edgeworth Analytics to meet the growing demand for sound data analysis in humanresources and other business services.John is the author of the book Everydata: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day. John received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology and his BA in economics, with highest distinction, from theUniversity of Hey have you tapped in with me yet? If not, why not? Go to today as I provide many free and discounted resources!
Thai joins this episode to share how her and her husband Jeff were inspired to launch their business, impact of the pandemic on parents educating their child or children beyond the school system, plus the importance of parents serving as direct catalysts to introducing subjects and activities in technology, financial literacy, cooking, and more. She describes the Get Paid board game and how it helps youth and even adults learn the understanding of money and shares her best practices for success! You will love this dialogue!!!!ABOUT JEFF AND THAI - Jeff and Thai are “ParentPreneurs” in Houston, Texas, and co-founders of the startup company, SmartE Boxes. They created SmartE Boxes with a mission to empower parents to teach their children essential skills they are often not taught in school. The 2020 Pandemic was a disruptive event that brought to the light that parents need to teach their children to think and act independently. SmartE Boxes provides fun and exciting content and activities to help parents teach their children financial literacy, technology, life skills, and identity/heritage. Jeff has a degree in business and is an experienced banker, consultant, and investor. Thai is educated and experienced in finance, business, supply chain, and blockchain. They have been successful in global Fortune 500 companies and in entrepreneurship.Visit to order your box now! I have ordered mine as well and look forward to going thru it with my three daughters! Also you can get the board game on its own by visiting www.getpaidboardgame.comTap in with me of course at!
This is a discussion you will thoroughly enjoy and discover value for yourself! Laura speaks passionately about her background, the state of multiculturalism corporately in the past and in today's times, the impact white American can have in breaking down cultural barriers while changing the course of negativity towards black and brown Americans, and her best practices for success!ABOUT LAURALaura Kriska is a leading cross-cultural consultant with more than thirty years of experience bridging gaps in diverse workplaces. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies on four continents helping thousands of professionals build trust across Us versus Them differences based on nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, age or any factor of identity. Her WE-building framework provides practical and actionable insights for creating a more inclusive and productive world.Born in Tokyo, raised in Ohio and now residing in NYC, Laura has been navigating culture gaps her whole life. She regularly speaks on the topic of inclusion and conducts bilingual training sessions around the globe. Considered an authority on cultural integration, she is a regular lecturer and a TEDx speaker. She was the first American woman to work in Honda Motor Company’s Tokyo headquarters. This experience is the basis of her first book The Accidental Office Lady.Go ahead today and connect with Laura and her team! Purchase her book "The Business of We" as well! businessofwethebook.comlaurakriska.comLink up with me! I'd love to hear from you, and I have resources galore for you!
Tim joins from beautiful San Diego, CA to discuss Clubhouse vs other social media, how we launched his real estate business while in college in the mid-2000s, the importance and impact of utilizing SEO in attracting motivated property sellers, and his best practices for being successful in real estate or virtually any business model!ABOUT TIM - Hi, I’m Tim GordonSince I was a kid, I’ve found happiness building or fixing just about anything. It started with go-karts, then cars and eventually real estate. After 5 years in the corporate world I turned my love of real estate and projects into a career buying, fixing and redeveloping real estate in San Diego.I thrive in helping solve problems that can seem so overwhelming and complicated when it comes to selling a house. Following my company and personal mission to be kind, honest and clear in how I can help.Outside of work, I love to spend time with my fiancé Sara, surfing, traveling and being involved in the community. I have been a Big Brother in Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2013 and a leadership mentor for at risk youth through Stoked Mentoring and Urban Surf 4 Kids two fantastic organizations in Southern California.When buying a property, I understand these are the skills that help make me easy to work with. I hope my brief introduction allows you to feel more comfortable with me and my company. I believe it is important to be visible and accessible, allowing you to know who you are working with.www.gordonbuyshomes.comLink up with me!!! Many resources are available for you at
Live from Clubhouse!!! I led a Q&A on utilizing virtual assistants with virtual assistant MJ Martinez, who is based in Houston, TX. She shares insight on her background, the mindset of the virtual assistant, how to maximize your VA's time for tasks that move the needle in your business, and much more! Don't miss this one if you're looking to hire a virtual assistant!To link up with MJ connect with her at tap in with me at I provide you content that I believe you will find of value!
LIVE ON CLUBHOUSE!!!I host the PROPERTY CHAMPS club on Clubhouse where me and a host of Clubhouse family members lead power hours designed to bring to you top professionals who support real estate business owners and entrepreneurs. Whether you are new to real estate or experienced in the industry this is for you!My special guest is Larry D. West, III of Dallas, TX! Larry is a tax strategist with a keen focus on supporting small business owners and real estate professionals. He answers questions from a room full! Major 💎 alert!!! Follow Larry on IG Larry and his great academy that fosters access to high level education platforms for our youth! www.westlearning.orgYou should be in tune with me! Let's do it! Check me out at
Deal or no Deal! Boss move or no move! This is live from my PROPERTY CHAMPS group on Clubhouse, I host weekly power hour session with various sessions around real estate. In session we all presented real estate deals to determine whether we would do a boss move (do the deal) or no move (you wouldn't do the deal). If you're into real estate or aspire to, you'll learn a lot from this episode!I have resources galore for you! Tap in with me at
Lisa joins this episode and shares her distinct background, how she became a sought after leadership coach, defining capacity through financial, visibility, purpose, embodiment, structural, and boundary types, the 4 pillars of capacity in discernment, sovereignty, equanimity, and boundaries, how you can honestly engage these pillars for growth, leadership in business during the pandemic, and finally her two best practices you can implement in your life to be just a little better personally and professionally!ABOUT LISA - Lisa Fabrega is a leadership coach who helps ambitious people expand their capacity to handle more growth, wealth & success. For more than ten years, she has helped entrepreneurs, corporate executives, Academy Award nominees and Nobel Prize organization candidates break through boundaries that have been holding them back from their next level. Her signature approach enables clients to reach their highest levels of success and impact. Lisa has addressed thousands of people both on stage as a keynote speaker as well as when she appeared on podcasts including The Unmistakable Creative, Her Rules Radio and Tell Me A Story with Debra Silverman. She’s also been featured on CNN, Yahoo! News and The Huffington Post. She splits her time between Florida and California with her two rescue dogs, Luna and Sadie.Connect with Lisa at and let her know you heard here right here on The Minding Your Business Podcast!Let's link up!
Live on the Clubhouse app I host a weekly real estate wholesaling power hour as part of my PROPERTY CHAMPS club. In this episode I held an open forum with many of my great contacts to discuss topics such as social media marketing with real estate, comparing and contrasting ringless voicemail, SMS text messaging, and cold calling as methods for property acquisitions. We also discussed for those who have closed real estate deals what we did with our first assignment fee payouts or for those who had not closed a deal what they would do with their assignment fee payout! You should tap in!
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R. G. Brooks

Wow I enjoy this podcast tremendously!

Oct 15th
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