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By going deep with entrepreneurs to understand how they’ve overcome some of the greatest obstacles in their lives and what makes them tick as human beings, your host Brandon Thompson breaks down the art of failure to teach how you can find true success in real estate. Brandon understands because he worked his way out of the trailer park, then lost it all when he was forced to declare bankruptcy in The Great Recession. But, now, he’s more intentional about how he makes money in the real estate industry, and he’s coached others on how to create six-figure businesses of their own. In every episode, you will hear from someone who has found True Success through failure(s), sharing their stories and the lessons they learned along the way.
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Julian Colvard is a young guy, only 25, but he’s already making big moves in the real estate world. He wholesales, he flips properties, he works as a real estate agent, and he works with hedge funds — and that’s after only two hours of doing this full-time! Julian also has an inspiring story of overcoming failure and a passion for self-improvement, in both his business and personal life, that reminds us that it’s never too late to pivot towards something better. We tell stories about: [06:15] Passing your real estate and brokerage tests [09:05] The day-to-day of being a wholesaler [11:30] Going from working as part of a team to being a solopreneur [16:25] How Julian broke into the hedge fund world as a 25-year-old [25:22] Julian’s advice for other young aspiring real estate entrepreneurs [27:30] What is Julian looking for when he is trying to buy a home? [30:55] What drives you to be successful? [34:05] Creating work-life balance [41:40] Wholesaling, flipping, or being a real estate agent? To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: reisociety.com (https://www.reisociety.com/) Resources: Instagram: www.instagram.com/juliancolvard (https://www.instagram.com/juliancolvard/?hl=en) LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/julian-i-colvard-671a4bbb/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/julian-i-colvard-671a4bbb/) The ONE Thing (https://www.amazon.com/ONE-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary-Results/dp/1885167776) by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan The Compound Effect (https://www.amazon.com/Compound-Effect-Darren-Hardy/dp/159315724X) by Darren Hardy The REI Society Podcast is a production of (http://crate.media)
Michael Hearn is a licensed mortgage broker, the CEO of My Fresh Credit, and a board-certified credit consultant — but, if you really break it down, Mike just likes to help people. And there are few ways of helping people that feel more fulfilling than helping someone secure their new home and live The American Dream! We tell stories about: [05:05] Cutting your teeth by helping the underserved [06:10] Why it matters that interest rates are at an all-time low [08:50] Mortgage rates Vs renting rates [09:50] The 3 things that prevent most renters from moving into home ownership [16:20] The rules of credit: how to buy your first house [28:10] How you can become more financially literate [35:30] The coronavirus and uncertainty To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: reisociety.com (https://www.reisociety.com/) Resources: mikecloses.com (http://mikecloses.com/) myfreshcredit.com (http://myfreshcredit.com/) Instagram: www.instagram.com/mikecloses (https://www.instagram.com/mikecloses/) LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mikecloses (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikecloses/) Think and Grow Rich (https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Landmark-Bestseller/dp/1585424331) by Napoleon Hill Who Moved My Cheese? (https://www.amazon.com/Moved-Cheese-Spencer-Johnson-M-D/dp/0743582853) by Spencer Johnson The REI Society Podcast is a production of (http://crate.media)
When people think about real estate, they often think about flipping houses or long-term renting homes — but the short-term rental industry has really blown up, spearheaded by the growth of Airbnb. At this point, most of you have probably stayed in an Airbnb or at least heard of it. The service has really transformed the way people travel all across the world. And while a lot of people look at Airbnb as a side gig renting their own home, it’s possible to build a very successful company that specializes in short-term rentals. Today, Rich Munroe is going to share how he got started in the short-term rental space and what you should know about regulation in the space before you start renting. We tell stories about: [4:15] The advantages of the short-term rental model [7:00] What you need to know about regulation [12:30] The biggest burden for short-term renters right now [16:10] What is Rich’s favorite job in the industry? [20:30] Arbitrage Vs. Ownership [28:00] Rich’s workshops on short-term renting and arbitrage [32:00] Leveraging technology for short-term rentals To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: reisociety.com (https://www.reisociety.com/) Resources: Diamond Edge Short-Term Rentals: diamondedge.guestybookings.com (http://diamondedge.guestybookings.com) Facebook Group: Atlanta Short-Term Rental Investors (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2362729307294400/) Short Term Rental Association Of Georgia: stroaga.org (https://stroaga.org/) LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/richmunroe (https://www.linkedin.com/in/richmunroe/) Optimize Your Airbnb: The Definitive Guide to Ranking #1 in Airbnb Search (https://www.amazon.com/Optimize-Your-Airbnb-Definitive-Ranking/dp/099971550X) by Daniel Vroman Rusteen The REI Society Podcast is a production of (http://crate.media)
Today I’m going to share the basics of acquiring and renting out residential real estate properties. You will learn about: [1:20] Rentals are incredible for building wealth — and you don’t need a lot of capital to start [5:10] How rentals can help you achieve the lifestyle you want [6:50] Tax savings [8:40] Principal reduction: how you can increase equity without already having piles of cash [10:10] Rental myths [14:35] The BRRRR Method: Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, and Repeat Resources: Learn more at reisociety.com (http://reisociety.com/) The REI Society Podcast is a production of (http://crate.media)
From a car in the Waffle House parking lot to the police force to entrepreneur, Jesse LeBlanc shares the story of how he figured out how to run a real estate business, one step at a time. We tell stories about: [4:25] The potential dangers of being a good guy on the police force [11:40] Identifying a problem and creating a business to solve it [14:20] When you end up on the wrong end of an unfair business partnership [20:30] Learning to scale a business [26:54] The worst thing that Jesse has done to his business (and how he fixed it) [29:10] Getting to the next level & making yourself available for new opportunities To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: riseabovetheashes.com (http://riseabovetheashes.com) Resources: Exigomanagement.com (http://exigomanagement.com/) LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jesseleblanc/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesseleblanc/) Read: Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable (https://www.purplecowlr.com/) by Seth Godin Read: Fire Yourself: How to Overpower Your Competition, Reclaim Your Freedom, and Triple Your Revenue in the Next 12 Months By Hiring a Rockstar Acquisition Manager (https://www.amazon.com/Fire-Yourself-Overpower-Competition-Acquisition/dp/0692887350) by Brian Ellwood Read: Traction (https://www.amazon.com/Traction-Get-Grip-Your-Business-ebook/dp/B007QWLLV2) by Gino Wickman Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
Justin Shipp used to be an employee at an auto shop making about $50k in a year — but, today, he’s one of the largest wholesalers in Atlanta and a full-time hustler bringing in $250k a year. But how did he make that transformation, and in just three years? It starts with personal transformation, then you can tackle business transformation. Today you’ll learn how Justin became a Purple Cow — and you’ll learn what that is if you’ve never heard the term — and a marketing genius. And while he applied these lessons to succeed in real estate, the concepts can be leveraged by just about any entrepreneur. We tell stories about: [04:00] Transforming your life in just three years [11:00] Letting your purple cow flag fly [17:35] A day in the life of Justin Shipp [35:15] Struggling with organization [42:50] Closing the hardest deal To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: riseabovetheashes.com (http://riseabovetheashes.com) Resources: www.kaoticrealty.com (https://www.kaoticrealty.com/) Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrshippwreck (https://www.instagram.com/mrshippwreck/) Facebook: www.facebook.com/kaoticrealty (https://www.facebook.com/kaoticrealty/) Read: Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable (https://www.purplecowlr.com/) by Seth Godin Read: Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life (https://www.amazon.com/Unfu-Yourself-Your-Head-into/dp/0062803832) by Gary John Bishop Read: The Art of War (https://www.amazon.com/Art-War-Sun-Tzu/dp/1599869772) by Sunzi Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
Today I have a very special guest indeed: Tiffany Thompson, my wife, my partner in life, and my partner in real estate. We tell stories about: [01:00] Growing up in a low-income household [04:30] Choosing to pursue real estate [8:00] Choosing to work more even after you achieve financial abundance [10:20] Falling from the top of the world, together [19:20] Starting (again) from the bottom, while trying to dodge the repo man [23:00] Filling your own cup, for the first time in a long time [28:40] The fear and stress of going it alone after you’ve been part of a team To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: riseabovetheashes.com (http://riseabovetheashes.com) Resources: Connect with Tiffany on IG: www.instagram.com/tiffanyarlenethompson (https://www.instagram.com/tiffanyarlenethompson/) Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
16. Morning Rituals

16. Morning Rituals

2020-01-3004:02

A lot of us are failing daily — whether it’s in relationships or business or something else entirely — because they’re not conscious. So, today, I want to share a simple tool that anyone can use to bring a little more clarity and consciousness to their day: a morning ritual. Resources: Riseabovetheashes.com (https://riseabovetheashes.com/) Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandongthompson (https://www.instagram.com/brandongthompson/) Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
Kenny Barnwell shares how he went from living on the street to living on tour with some of the biggest names in the music industry. We tell stories about: 00:03:00 - Meeting as young entrepreneurs 00:05:00 - Feeling like an outcast and finding solace in substances 00:07:00 - Transformation through adversity 00:08:20 - Falling on hard times and ending up on the street 00:16:00 - Answering the door when opportunity knocks... isn’t always easy 00:22:00 - Learning to create your own definition of success 00:27:00 - Making a career out of serving others 00:33:50 - Overcoming self-doubt, one day at a time To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: riseabovetheashes.com (http://riseabovetheashes.com) Resources: www.kennybarnwell.com (http://www.kennybarnwell.com) Facebook: www.facebook.com/kennybarnwell (https://www.facebook.com/kennybarnwell) Backstage Pass: 10 Things To Consider When Becoming A Touring Music Tech (https://www.kennybarnwell.com/order-form18638062) Stagehand 101 (https://www.kennybarnwell.com/stagehand-101-digital-download-order-form) Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
14. Coaches & Mentors

14. Coaches & Mentors

2020-01-2303:31

There are a lot of people out there who will charge you to be your business coach or mentor — but buyer beware because many of these individuals are selling snake oil. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: riseabovetheashes.com (http://riseabovetheashes.com) Resources: Riseabovetheashes.com (https://riseabovetheashes.com/) Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandongthompson (https://www.instagram.com/brandongthompson/) Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
Content warning: this episode includes descriptions of sexual assault. Jolynn Swafford moved to California to be a life and business coach about four years ago — but, for most of her life, she was spiraling. It started when she was 14 and a traumatic event pushed her to start drinking. By the time she was 16, she had racked up half a dozen minor in possession tickets. She kept numbing herself for over a decade until, around turning 30, she started doing the inner work to confront her past and change her future. We tell stories about: [2:30] Growing up as the only person who looks different in a small town [4:30] When you start going down a bad path at a young age (and you don’t even realize why) [10:45] Jolynn’s relationship to the Me Too movement [14:00] Overcoming addiction [24:50] Making your way down a difficult path with support [27:00] Flying to Australia for a Date With Destiny [37:55] Leaving your job because you’re not willing to go against your values or morals [46:25] A bright future Learn more at riseabovetheashes.com (http://riseabovetheashes.com) Resources: Learn more at www.jolynnswafford.com (https://www.jolynnswafford.com/) Watch Jolynn TV (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWgL2BQGY6bppFjFan4N3zA?view_as=subscriber) Instagram: www.instagram.com/jolynnswafford (https://www.instagram.com/jolynnswafford/) Facebook: www.facebook.com/jolynnswafford (https://www.facebook.com/jolynnswafford) Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
Have you ever looked failure in its face? Have you ever run into a wall and then just felt like there was no way to break through it? That’s a difficult position to be in, and it can make you feel hopeless — and that attitude is really just the beginning of a downward spiral. So, today, I’m going to share how you can overcome the failure hump through self-talk. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: riseabovetheashes.com (http://riseabovetheashes.com) Resources: Riseabovetheashes.com (https://riseabovetheashes.com/) Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandongthompson (https://www.instagram.com/brandongthompson/) Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
Charley Swecker joins today’s show all the way from Guatemala City, Guatemala, where he is trying to make a difference through his charity BenefitGUA. From being a gringo in Guatemala to being told to pay a ransom (or else) and beyond, Charley has a beautiful story with deep dark lows and fantastic highs — and I am so happy that I’m able to share that story, and his mission, with the world. In my effort to support this mission, I will match the first $10,000 donated made by all of you. If you want to support BenefitGUA, use the word “Rise” as part of your name in the donation and I will match you dollar for dollar. You can donate at benefitgua.com/donate (https://benefitgua.com/donate/) . We tell stories about: [1:30] Why a simple guy from Georgia decides to move to Guatemala [6:30] When you convince your wife to move to Guatemala with you [13:00] The day-to-day struggles of living a mission [21:00] Living with less [27:00] Helping a whole community rise above the ashes [44:45] Why you don’t have to have your boots on the ground to make a difference To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: riseabovetheashes.com (http://riseabovetheashes.com) Resources: Support Charley’s mission at benefitgua.com (https://benefitgua.com/) Follow Charley’s work at www.facebook.com/benefitgua (https://www.facebook.com/benefitgua/) Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
Are you a true entrepreneur? Find out in this episode. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: riseabovetheashes.com (http://riseabovetheashes.com) Resources: Riseabovetheashes.com (https://riseabovetheashes.com/) Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandongthompson (https://www.instagram.com/brandongthompson/) Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
Back in 2015, Jenny Taylor was trapped in a living hell. She was full of negative self-talk, in an abusive relationship, and had no direction. But, today, Jenny is living a life that she couldn’t even have dreamed of then: she is a self-made millionaire, the owner of multiple businesses, and a catalyst for transformation and empowerment in the lives of so many women. We tell stories about: -[4:45] Selling rocks to your neighbors -[5:40] Doing the inner work to heal your childhood traumas -[9:45] When you marry your high school ex-boyfriend (and it doesn’t turn out well) -[12:30] When you kick into survival mode -[19:20] When you start making more money with your side hustle than your day job -[20:30] Making your first million dollars, after three years of no profit -[23:10] When you receive a big wake-up call that changes your entire perspective -[26:30] Turning the worst parts of your past into fuel so that you can help others -[32:20] Giving yourself the gift of therapy To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: riseabovetheashes.com (http://riseabovetheashes.com) Resources: -Learn more at jennytaylor.com (http://jennytaylor.com/) -Listen: Feel The Positive Podcast (http://www.jennytaylor.com/feelthepositivepodcast/) -Instagram: www.instagram.com/everythingjennytaylor (https://www.instagram.com/everythingjennytaylor/) -Facebook: www.facebook.com/EverythingJennyTaylor (https://www.facebook.com/EverythingJennyTaylor) - (https://www.amazon.com/Untethered-Soul-Journey-Beyond-Yourself/dp/1572245379) by Michael Alan Singer - (https://www.amazon.com/Many-Lives-Masters-Prominent-Psychiatrist/dp/0671657860) by Brian Weiss Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
Every Thursday, I’m going to be sharing short solo episodes with my best advice, motivation, and tips for Rising Above the Ashes. To kick things off, I want to talk about the three people who you will want to surround yourself with if you want to Rise Above the Ashes. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: riseabovetheashes.com (http://riseabovetheashes.com) Resources: Riseabovetheashes.com (https://riseabovetheashes.com/) Instagram: www.instagram.com/brandongthompson (https://www.instagram.com/brandongthompson/) Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
It’s easy to stay down when you’re hurting, when you feel like a failure, when everything seems to be stacked against you. It’s easy to give up when you’re climbing up a mountain towards your goal, only to slide back down six feet for every five feet you climb. But Jim Favret persisted. And through his persistence, Jim eventually found an opportunity — one that allowed him to eventually open his own business, Stellar Selections, and live his dream. We tell stories about: [7:40] When a downturn in the economy forces you to change career plans  [14:35] When persistence begets opportunity [23:15] Making the most out of your second life [26:50] Learning how to ride the valleys and come back to the peaks [35:40] Growing through divorce To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: riseabovetheashes.com (http://riseabovetheashes.com) Resources: Twitter: twitter.com/jwine1 (https://twitter.com/jwine1) Instagram: instagram.com/stellselect (https://www.instagram.com/stellselect) Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
Rusty Cole inherited the mistakes of his forefathers, but now he’s breaking the cycle so that his wife and children can have a better life — a life where he is present. We tell stories about: [2:55] When you fail — hard — and it leads to something greater [4:30] How your choices affect your children... [8:30] ...and how your parent’s choices affected you [10:25] How you can stop a generational curse [20:05] The moment Heaven kisses Earth [27:25] When one death changes the course of your life [32:30] Doing what you’re called to do [37:30] Being called to missions To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: riseabovetheashes.com (http://riseabovetheashes.com) Resources: Connect with Rust at rustycoleproperties.com (http://www.rustycoleproperties.com/) Read: (https://www.academia.edu/29161083/Gods_Creative_Power_for_Finances) Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
A few months ago, I joined Rob Murgatroyd as a guest on his podcast, Work Hard Play Hard. I shared my Rise Above the Ashes story, and I think it’s important that I share that with all of you, too. We tell stories about: [1:20] Turning your struggles into what drives you [4:00] Teaching your kids to appreciate what they have, even when you give them more than you ever had [07:45] When you pull yourself up from poverty only to lose it all — and then have to learn how to make money more intentionally [33:00] How you can get through even the hardest times To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: riseabovetheashes.com (http://riseabovetheashes.com) Resources: Listen: Work Hard Play Hard (https://pod.link/1310820683) Instagram: www.instagram.com/robmurgatroyd (https://www.instagram.com/robmurgatroyd) Read: (https://fourhourworkweek.com) Read: (https://markmanson.net/books/subtle-art) Read: (https://gregmckeown.com/book/) Learn more about Django Reinhardt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_Reinhardt) Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
Shea Taylor is an athlete, a businessman, and an amputee — and, today, he shares the story of becoming the first amputee MMA fighter and the lessons he’s learned from an accident that could have soured anyone’s perspective on life. We tell stories about: [6:00] When one accident changes your experience of and perspective on life [10:25] How one chance meeting and one person can give you the clarity you’re looking for [14:20] Becoming a fighter again [20:30] When you need to figure out how to get it done, even after you stumble [21:45] When your mom lifts you up [23:45] Thanking your haters for the opportunities they create for you [29:30] Recognizing your biggest failures so that you can grow [30:15] Becoming a student of self-improvement [31:45] Training yourself to be humble by going to Wal-Mart at midnight [33:20] Recruiting your mentors & being a mentor To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: riseabovetheashes.com (http://riseabovetheashes.com) Resources: Instagram: www.instagram.com/sheatay007/ (https://www.instagram.com/sheatay007/) The Cure (1995): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112757/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112757/) Rise Above the Ashes is a production of (http://crate.media)
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