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Welcome to 'Work it, Live it, Own it!' – the podcast where we explore the essential harmony between entrepreneurial success and personal well-being. I'm your hostess, SaCola Lehr, and fellow business owner, committed to helping you achieve sustainable success while prioritizing your health and happiness.


As entrepreneurs, we often prioritize our businesses at the expense of crucial aspects like exercise, quality time with loved ones, and rest. Join me as we delve into practical strategies to prioritize self-care, manage stress effectively, and achieve harmony in all areas of life.


Through candid conversations, expert interviews, and personal stories, we'll uncover the secrets to thriving in business while nurturing your mind, body, and relationships. Whether you're navigating the challenges of starting up or scaling your business, let's collaborate to live a fulfilling and sustainable entrepreneurial life.


What exactly does "Work it, Live it, Own it!" signify? It's a philosophy that encompasses both life and business:


  • Work it: Dive into your inner go-getter and take purposeful action towards your goals. From refining your business strategy to mastering productivity, we'll explore how to work smarter, not harder.


  • Live it: Embrace a holistic approach to life and business, understanding that success extends beyond financial achievements. We'll delve into topics such as holistic well-being, authentic leadership, and nurturing meaningful connections, empowering you to live fully and intentionally.


  • Own it: Seize control of your destiny and embrace your journey to success. Learn how to confront challenges with confidence, embrace your unique voice and vision, and craft a business that reflects your authentic self.


At "Work it, Live it, Own it!", we take the whole human approach to business. Because we believe that if either our personal or business life isn't thriving, we will not live the best versions of ourselves.


Subscribe now to 'Work it, Live it, Own it!' on your favorite podcast platform, and let's redefine success on your terms.

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SummaryIn this conversation, SaCola Lehr interviews Susie deVille, author of the book BUOYANT, about strategies for rediscovering creativity and reclaiming confidence. Susie shares her personal journey of overcoming challenges in her personal and professional life and how she tapped into her creativity to find success and freedom. She emphasizes the importance of taking care of oneself and implementing practices like morning pages, meditation, movement, moments of inspired learning, and making something. Susie challenges the prevailing advice to go all-in and maximize productivity, advocating for a path of joy and flow. She shares her own experiences and the impact it has had on her life and the lives of her clients. The conversation also touches on the power of word-of-mouth marketing, the importance of knowing oneself, and the need to manage energy rather than focusing solely on productivity.TakeawaysRediscovering creativity and reclaiming confidence can lead to transformative moments and breakthroughs.Practices like morning pages, meditation, movement, moments of inspired learning, and making something can help tap into creativity and boost energy.Focusing on managing energy rather than maximizing productivity can lead to a more joyful and abundant way of living.Word-of-mouth marketing can be a powerful tool for attracting ideal clients.Knowing oneself and embracing authenticity and vulnerability can lead to success and fulfillment in business and life.Quotes"The path to success and freedom was by tapping into something that I innately had, which was my vast reservoirs of creativity.""The 5Ms touch on every aspect of your life and fuel you to do other things to keep your cup full.""Creativity unexpressed is not benign. In fact, it is toxic."Chapters00:00 Introduction and Background10:01 The Power of the 5Ms29:04 From Debt to Financial Freedom35:01 Managing Energy for a Joyful and Abundant Life46:00 Fun Fact and ConclusionReady to join the WLO community to receive exclusive updates? Click the link: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TSEmail for business inquiries: info@workitliveitownit.com
Join us in this insightful episode as we welcome Jennifer Walter, a renowned sociologist and rebranding expert, alongside hostess, SaCola Lehr. Dive deep into the world of brand trust and the entrepreneurial journey. Discover the critical role of authenticity, empathy, and leadership in crafting a brand, and learn about the intriguing concept of a "north star memory" that can steer your branding strategy. Jennifer imparts her wisdom to entrepreneurs, encouraging them to remain faithful to their core values and to carve out their own definitions of success, while warning against the pitfalls of rebranding without just cause. The conversation also touches on the essential practices of setting personal boundaries, prioritizing self-care, and the art of turning away clients that don't align with your brand. Wrapping up the episode, Jennifer highlights the importance of self-compassion and leaves aspiring entrepreneurs with valuable guidance. Don't miss out on these game-changing insights – tune in now!Timestamps(00:00:00) - Building Trust in Your Brand(00:01:10) - Navigating the Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship(00:05:45) - Cultivating Authenticity for Entrepreneurs(00:13:27) - Practical Branding Strategies(00:23:36) - Translating Branding into Trust(00:26:54) - Setting clear brand standards(00:28:07) - Challenging the narrative of overnight success(00:32:01) - Being true to oneself during rebranding(00:37:47) - Common mistakes in brand refreshing(00:43:11) - Prioritizing self-care and work-life balance(00:52:19) - Rapid fire questions(00:52:45) - Growth and Reflection(00:53:13) - Rapid Fire Questions(00:53:29) - Biggest Takeaway(00:54:18) - Hobby and Joy(00:54:57) - Redefining Success(00:55:46) - Staying in TouchPrevious Episodes that align with this topic:Episode 8: Owning Your Brand : The Power of AuthenticityEpisode 13: How Core Values Can Drive Success for You and Your BusinessMentions:- "Simon Sinek's Seven Whys Exercise": "00:13:27"- "North Star Memory Framework": "00:14:10"- "Season 1 Episode 13": "00:12:40"- "Jennifer Walter's Branding Services": "00:17:12"- "Jennifer Walter's Branding Strategy": "00:23:36"- "Canva": "00:38:03"- "Frank Sinatra's song 'My Way'": "00:52:02"- "Jennifer Walters' website": "00:55:46"- "Jennifer Walters' social media": "00:55:56"Ready to join the WLO community to receive exclusive updates? Click the link: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TS
Have you ever wondered what it takes to step away from a stable career and chase your entrepreneurial dreams? Listen as Megan Gillman, a life coach who transitioned from a university employee to a business owner, shares her compelling story. She opens up about the critical incidents that propelled her decision to leave her job, such as a harrowing encounter with an active shooter and the tragic death of a student. These life-altering events underscored life's unpredictability and the urgency of pursuing one's passions. Megan candidly discusses the obstacles she faced, from the hurdles of the COVID-19 pandemic to the demands of motherhood, and how she navigated these challenges with resilience. Her story is a testament to the power of support and strategic planning in the journey of building a successful business.Bullet Points- Megan Gillman's journey from leaving a stable job to pursue her passion as a life coach and entrepreneur- The wake-up calls that prompted Megan to make the life-changing decision- Megan's hesitation to take the leap into entrepreneurship due to concerns about stability, financial security, and fear of being perceived as irresponsible- Two significant wake-up calls that propelled Megan to reevaluate her life and career- The emotional impact of the wake-up calls and the importance of having a supportive spouse- Practical strategies for navigating the transition from a stable job to starting her own business- Joining a community of like-minded individuals for support and connection during the isolating process of entrepreneurship- The challenges Megan faced when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and her struggle to balance her business with the responsibilities of motherhood- The resilience and determination required to overcome the challenges of entrepreneurship- Megan's story as an inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs, highlighting the importance of seeking support, embracing practical strategies, and navigating through unexpected obstaclesLinks & Mentions- "Life coaching business management perspective": "00:25:13"- "Scheduling tools and techniques": "00:26:30"- "Delegation and asking for help": "00:29:22"- "Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs": "00:32:30"- "Security in traditional jobs vs entrepreneurship": "00:33:50"- "Accountability partners and virtual bosses": "00:39:39"- "Travel destination: Denmark, specifically Copenhagen": "00:40:14"Ready to join the WLO community to receive exclusive updates? Click the link: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TS
In this episode of "Work it, Live it, Own it!," SaCola Lehr interviews Rushell Lashay, founder of A Girl Dropping Knowledge (AGDK). Rushell recounts her evolution from scholarship winner to entrepreneur, detailing how AGDK began as a blog and evolved into a business aiding students with the scholarship process. She shares her personal story of overcoming the loss of her father and securing a quarter million dollars in scholarships, which fueled her passion for helping students graduate debt-free. The discussion also covers the challenges of entrepreneurship, the importance of understanding market needs, and Rushell's commitment to education and minimizing student loan debt.Want to learn more about how Rushell is inspiring future leaders? Click here .The evolution of A Girl Dropping Knowledge (00:01:23)Inspiration and journey to scholarships (00:04:40)Fulfilling the business calling (00:13:05)Ideal time to start looking for scholarships (00:17:10)Challenges in growing the business (00:20:00)The struggle of entrepreneurs (00:21:46)The importance of understanding the problem (00:25:09)The reality of entrepreneurship (00:29:14)Managing student loan debt (00:30:56)Productivity hacks and favorite podcast (00:32:28)Staying in contact with Rochelle (00:35:59)Mentions and Links"A Girl Dropping Knowledge (AGDK)": "00:00:00 - 00:21:24""Flashcards and Interactive Guided Workbooks": "00:02:01 - 00:04:40""Online Courses and Consulting": "00:13:17 - 00:15:03""Thurgood Marshall Scholarship": "00:11:18 - 00:11:51""Ebony and Jet Magazines": "00:16:06 - 00:17:10""Social Media Platforms (Instagram, TikTok, Facebook)": "00:20:00 - 00:21:24""Title One Schools": "00:22:29""Tech School": "00:23:43""Fellowship Opportunities": "00:24:42""Brian Buffini": "00:30:15""TED Business Podcast": "00:33:48""Rochelle LaShay's Contact Information": "00:35:25"Ready to join the WLO community to receive exclusive updates? Click the link: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TS
In this podcast episode, Traci Bermingham, founder of the Business Alignment Method, shares her journey from project manager to mentor for virtual business owners. She discusses the importance of creating efficient systems and building strong teams to scale businesses. Traci highlights a client's success in achieving time freedom and introduces her favorite productivity tool, Lume.com. The episode touches on Traci's website, Goaldi.com, and concludes with her business alignment assessment, offering valuable advice for entrepreneurs seeking growth and efficiency.Tune in to Learn:Traci Bermingham's background as a project manager and transition to working with virtual business ownersThe need for streamlining businesses and creating systems for efficiency and scalabilityChallenges faced by virtual entrepreneurs and the importance of building rockstar teamsThe concept of scaling naturally and its impact on productivity and business growthClient success story demonstrating reduced work hours and new income streams after implementing Traci's methodsImportance of time freedom and inspiration in business, rather than pressure to make more money or competeInsights into building a rockstar team, starting with administrative tasks and gradually delegating higher-level responsibilitiesRecommendations for finding virtual team members and starting with small projectsTraci's website, Goaldi.com, and the effectiveness of its designTraci's productivity hack using Lume.com for delegating tasks and her business alignment assessments Mentions in this Episode"Business Alignment Method": "00:00:00""Scaling Your Business": "00:02:39""Chaos and Overwhelm": "00:06:01""Project Management Experience": "00:06:56""Delegating and Building Teams": "00:12:58""Streamlining the Business": "00:13:16""Shifting Business Models": "00:19:23""Dan Martel's Book 'Buy Back Your Time'": "00:27:24""Upwork": "00:31:20""https://Goaldi.com": "00:33:03""Lume.com": "00:34:34"Ready to join the WLO community to receive exclusive updates? Click the link: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TS
Ever had a mentor who truly went the extra mile? On my latest podcast episode, I recounted how Rebecca Bradley accompanied me on my first real listing appointments, driving for hours just to offer her support. This level of dedication is rare, and it's a testament to the profound influence a committed mentor can have on one's career. Thanks to her, by the third appointment, I secured a listing on my own. Such experiences highlight the power of a supportive mentor. #RealEstateJourney #MentorshipExcellenceSaCola celebrates the podcast's one-year anniversary by interviewing Rebeca Bradley, her former real estate mentor. They discuss the importance of mentorship in the real estate industry and in any business, with SaCola sharing her gratitude for Bradley's hands-on guidance during her first listing appointments. Bradley emphasizes the value of mentors in providing not just knowledge, but also confidence and practical tools for success. Mentions"Real Estate Mentorship Program": "00:20:28""Active Listening": "00:14:52""Communication Skills": "00:13:46""Technology": "00:23:59""Mentoring and finding the right mentor": "00:26:55""Harriet Tubman": "00:27:56""Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry: "00:29:37"Ready to join the WLO community to receive exclusive updates? Click the link: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TS
In this episode of "Work It, Live It, Own It," host SaCola Lehr welcomes Shauna Wekherlien, an expert accountant renowned for saving clients over $1 billion in taxes. Shauna shares her expertise on maximizing tax deductions for entrepreneurs, including the strategic use of the "aggression scale" for risk assessment in claiming deductions. She offers practical advice on employing family members, including children, to achieve tax benefits, and discusses the deductibility of personal expenses when they intersect with business needs. The episode is a deep dive into tax strategy, aiming to empower business owners with knowledge to minimize tax liabilities.Mentions in the episodeIRS: 00:02:11Profit First Accounting System: 00:28:22Cash Goblin App: 00:31:23Shauna's Books: 00:38:38Books written by ShaunaReady to join the WLO community to receive exclusive updates? Click the link: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TS
In this podcast episode, host SaCola Lehr and seasoned entrepreneur Peter Sorgenfrei discusses, Peter's journey from quitting an unsatisfying job to founding a successful business with Toyota as his first client. Peter imparts lessons from leading companies in different countries and stresses the importance of cultural sensitivity and a personal touch in business. He advocates for trusting one's instincts in decision-making and discusses overcoming stress-induced health issues through strict personal habits. Peter's whole human approach integrates personal well-being with professional life, as exemplified by his implementation of health programs in a manufacturing setting.. Don't miss out on this empowering video!Thank you for watching my video! If you enjoyed it, please subscribe to my channel to stay updated on my latest content.Want to learn how Peter works with forward-thinking leaders? Click here to learn more."Sleep and Health Habits": "00:17:44""Health and Wellness Program": "00:20:51""LinkedIn": "00:23:35"Books:"A Sense of Where You Are": "00:24:45"Stay in Touch:Connect with SaCola: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Instagram: https://instagram.com/workitliveitownit
In this podcast episode, Ksenia Mirella, the founder of Ksenia Mirella Jewelry in London, discusses her entrepreneurial journey. Despite a humble upbringing and initial family disappointment, Ksenia pursued her dream to create a luxury jewelry brand that embodies empowerment, particularly for women. Her brand, known for its iconic queen chess piece logo, reflects strength and independence. Ksenia's success is notable in the competitive London jewelry market, and her brand has resonated with an international audience, including the Middle East. She also delves into custom jewelry, appealing to both female and male clients, emphasizing the universal message of empowerment her brand conveys.Check out Ksenia's fine jewelry collection at https://kseniamirella.comQuotes:"I ended up disappointing my family for a great part of my life until things started working out.""The Chess Queen from my Icon Collection is warm and dear to my heart; I cannot let it go. Whatever happens, I can still look back and remember the message I'm trying to persevere and share with everyone."Connect with SaCola: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/ workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TS
In this episode of Work it, Live it, Own it! SaCola Lehr sits down with Annie Margarita Yang, an expert in millennial finance and author of "The Five Day Job Search." They discuss the challenges millennials face in achieving financial stability and the American dream, with a focus on job search strategies, such as applying to 50 jobs a day with a highly targeted resume. Annie emphasizes the importance of showcasing impactful accomplishments rather than just job duties. She also offers advice for educators transitioning careers and entrepreneurs balancing business with family life, drawing inspiration from figures like Ruth Bader Ginsburg.The importance of focusing on millennials (00:00:00)Discussion on millennials' financial challenges and beliefs about the American dream and financial milestones.The strategy of applying to 50 jobs a day (00:02:59)Annie's strategy for job searching, including the shock factor and her success with this approach.Creating a standout resume (00:06:27)Annie's advice on crafting a resume that showcases accomplishments and stands out to potential employers.Transitioning to a new career (00:10:03)Practical advice for transitioning to a new career, including finding a specific job title and analyzing job listings.Balancing a full-time job and building a business (00:14:43)Annie's personal philosophy and advice for balancing a full-time job with building a business, including setting hourly rates.Prioritizing schedule and balancing parenthood with entrepreneurship (00:19:45)Discussion on prioritizing schedules and balancing parenthood with starting a business, with insights on individual situations and inspirations from others' experiences.Making Jewelry at Home (00:23:25)Annie shares the advantage of being able to make jewelry at home, contrasting with her own childhood experience.Mindset Shifts for Time Management (00:24:27)Annie discusses the importance of mindset shifts in managing time and how she schedules her activities to maximize productivity.Balancing Work and Personal Time (00:25:51)The hosts discuss the importance of time blocking for work and personal activities, emphasizing the need for balance.Staying Connected with Annie (00:27:36)Annie provides her website and announces her presence on TikTok, inviting listeners to follow her for more insights.Rapid Fire Questions (00:28:48)Annie shares her financial advice for early 20s and her favorite way to unwind after a hectic day.Engagement and Feedback (00:29:29)The hosts encourage listeners to share their insights and experiences from the episode and provide ways to connect with Annie.Connect with SaCola: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/ workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TSRead more about SaCola’s real estate story: https://bit.ly/40T3dnt
In this episode of "Work it, Live it, Own it!," SaCola Lehr speaks with Tiago Faria, a business mentor specializing in the health industry, about effective marketing strategies. Tiago shares his "anti-marketing" approach, emphasizing the importance of simplifying marketing strategies and focusing on core business aspects. He discusses transforming services into irresistible offers, identifying and targeting dream clients, and leveraging existing contacts and social media to grow one's business. Transforming Services into Irresistible Offers (00:00:00)Discussing the importance of marketing and transforming services into irresistible offers for business owners.Identifying Dream Clients (00:05:26)Exploring the significance of identifying and focusing on a specific target audience to create compelling programs.Utilizing Social Media to Uncover Dream Clients (00:12:55)Explaining how to leverage social media to connect with potential clients and start profitable conversations.Utilizing Contact Networks for Sales Team (00:21:34)Discussion on the importance of being proactive in leveraging contact networks for client acquisition and creating a referral program.Referral Program and Proactive Networking (00:22:47)Exploring the concept of creating a referral program, asking for referrals in a relaxed manner, and the power of network connections.Staying in Contact with Sales Team (00:26:25)Strategies for keeping in touch with the sales team, deepening relationships, and adding value to maintain proactive connections.Organic Engagement on Social Media (00:29:12)The importance of natural, organic engagement on social media platforms, utilizing likes, and providing value to potential clients.Reaching Out and Internationalization (00:32:24)Information on reaching out and internationalizing the brand, including methods to connect with Tiago Faria for further discussion.Personal Interests and Inspirational Figures (00:33:45)Insights into Tiago Faria's personal interest in learning paddle and his desire to have dinner with the inspirational figure, Mr. Jim Rohn.Engagement and Community Interaction (00:35:44)Encouragement for audience interaction, including sharing insights and experiences related to marketing strategies and staying away from shiny objects in the comments. Tiago's method involves reaching out to contacts for feedback to create tailored programs that resonate with clients' needs. He also talks about creating a referral program to turn one's network into a proactive sales team. The episode offers insights on organic client acquisition and maintaining relationships without relying on paid advertising.Connect with SaCola: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/ workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TSListen to my story: https://bit.ly/40T3dntGet Your FREE Home Purchasing Pathway Guide: https://bit.ly/purchasingpathwayCheck out the Sell Your Home Guide: https://bit.ly/3NuHP58
Thank you for tuning into "Bouncing Back: Turning Failures into Lessons" on the "Work It, Live It, Own It" channel. In today’s episode, SaCola Lehr shares an intimate tale of a literal fall at work, transforming it into a metaphor for life's unexpected setbacks. This story isn't just about recovering from a stumble; it's about the profound lessons learned when life knocks us down. From the importance of self-assessment and the power of a support system to the invaluable 72-hour rule for emotional healing, SaCola encapsulates the essence of resilience and the beauty of bouncing back.Checkout this beautiful townhome at 201 Kinloch Drive Winston-Salem, NCThank you Rebeca Bradley for sponsoring this episode.If you're navigating life's hurdles or seeking to avoid common pitfalls in your journey toward personal and professional fulfillment, this episode is a beacon of hope and guidance. "Work It, Live It, Own It" is more than a podcast; it's a mantra for those aspiring to unlock their home's hidden potential through creative real estate strategies, insightful interior design tips, and smart financial decisions. Let me help you navigate the complex world of real estate investing, provide you with home buying tips that save you time and money, and share creative real estate insights that empower you to make informed choices. Thank you for watching! If you found value in this conversation today, please subscribe for more episodes filled with actionable advice and heartwarming stories. Your journey to living a life you own begins here.Join me for the next episode, where we delve deeper into the realms of business resilience, sharing stories from business owners who've turned their setbacks into comebacks. And remember, if this episode resonated with you, reach out and share your story of recovery and resilience. Follow me on my social media platforms for daily doses of inspiration and visit our website for free resources, guides, and tools designed to aid your real estate and personal growth journey. Until next time, remember to Work It, Live It, Own It.#WorkplaceResilience #PersonalGrowth #Entrepreneurship #BuildingResilience #WorkItLiveItOwnItCHAPTERS:0:00 - Intro1:27 - Lesson 1: Self-Assessment After Failure7:31 - Lesson 2: Embracing Recovery Process13:45 - What’s Coming Up NextConnect with SaCola: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TS
Thank you for tuning into our latest episode: "Unlock Multifamily Investing Success with Jen & Stacy." Dive into the world of multifamily real estate investing with experts Jen and Stacy Conkey, who bring over two decades of investment prowess to the table. This episode is a goldmine for anyone looking to scale their multifamily business, infused with empowering mindset shifts, tangible tools for success, and innovative strategies to disrupt the status quo. From transitioning from Corporate America to building a booming multifamily portfolio, Jen and Stacy unfold their journey and share their meticulously crafted blueprint.If you're eager to transform your approach to real estate investing and uncover the secrets to scaling success, you're in the right place. Jen and Stacy don't just talk the talk; they walk you through their multi-dimensional investing strategy, including active investment, capital raising, and educational empowerment through their academy. This episode is packed with actionable advice on overcoming financial hurdles, building resilience, and leveraging joint ventures for exponential growth.🌟 Subscribe now to join the "Work it, Live it, Own it" community and never miss out on invaluable insights to unlock your home's hidden potential, explore creative real estate strategies, and avoid common pitfalls in your real estate journey. https://workitliveitownit.com/?v=s1g8Looking for more guidance? Check out our free resources and guides designed to help you navigate the complexities of real estate investing, home buying tips, creative real estate, interior design tips, and avoiding home loan mistakes. [Insert link to related resources or guides]Don't forget to follow us on social media for daily inspiration and exclusive content to help you "Work it, Live it, Own it" in real estate and beyond. Plus, find additional resources and tools to empower your real estate investing journey. https://www.instagram.com/workitliveitownit/Thank you for being a part of our community, where we empower you with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions in real estate. Let's unlock the door to multifamily investing success together!#BusinessAdvice #MultifamilyEducation #WorkItLiveItOwnIt #RealEstateSyndication #BuildingWealthCHAPTERS:0:00 - Introduction1:09 - Multifamily Business Overview6:54 - Mindset for Success: Money as a Tool10:54 - Advice to Young Investors13:16 - Starting Capital for Investing19:43 - Investing Inheritance Wisely19:55 - ROI Timeline in Multifamily Investments25:21 - Monitoring Multifamily Investment Progress27:50 - Investor Communication Strategies29:58 - Joint Ventures in Multifamily Investing34:25 - Beginner's Guide to Multifamily Investing39:10 - Lessons for Younger Self41:10 - Free Resilience Course for Investors43:17 - OutroConnect with SaCola: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Facebook: https://facebook.com/ workitliveitownit  Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/ workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TSRead more about SaCola’s real estate story: https://bit.ly/40T3dntGet Your FREE Home Purchasing Pathway Guide: https://bit.ly/purchasingpathwayCheck out the Sell Your Home Guide: https://bit.ly/3NuHP58
In this episode of "Work it, Live it, Own it" host SaCola Lehr chats with Javoris Pollard about his evolution from a creative high school student into a serial entrepreneur and real estate investor. Pollard recounts his early struggles with fitting in due to his size, which led him to start making and selling clothes. His entrepreneurial spirit was further fueled by the challenges he faced in various jobs and the desire to control his own destiny, especially after a life-changing event involving his mother's health. Pollard shares his journey into real estate, from failing licensing exams to eventually succeeding and partnering with a friend to flip houses. He discusses the importance of location, acquisition cost, renovation budget, and understanding market dynamics when identifying properties to flip. The episode also touches on the "Houze of Storm" program, which Pollard uses to mentor aspiring real estate investors.Quote from Javoris: "Anything I want to accomplish, I'm going to accomplish it, no matter what. I'm going to try; nothing's going to hold me back."Sign up for the Houze of Storm newsletter: https://www.houzeofstorm.com/00:00 Introduction01:35 Javoris' entrepreneurial journey11:47 Identifying potential fix and flip properties18:07 Getting started in fix and flip22:03 Finding the Right Mindset for Real Estate Investing 23:02 Proficiency in Finding Deals25:09 Learning Home Improvement Skills28:08 Turnaround Time for Flipping Properties31:21 Educating Others on Fix and Flip Real Estate34:13 Future Plans for Affordable HousingConnect with SaCola: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Facebook: https://facebook.com/ workitliveitownit  Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/ workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TSRead more about SaCola’s real estate story: https://bit.ly/40T3dntGet Your FREE Home Purchasing Pathway Guide: https://bit.ly/purchasingpathwayCheck out the Sell Your Home Guide: https://bit.ly/3NuHP58
Here's part two of my conversation with Michael Del Prete. He is a seasoned expert in the field of real estate investing. In this post, I'll share the wealth of knowledge that Michael imparted during our conversation, focusing on the essential insights for real estate agents eager to guide their clients through the investment process.Connect with SaCola: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/ workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TSRead more about SaCola’s real estate story: https://bit.ly/40T3dntGet Your FREE Home Purchasing Pathway Guide: https://bit.ly/purchasingpathwayCheck out the Sell Your Home Guide: https://bit.ly/3NuHP58
In this podcast episode, SaCola Lehr talks Michael Del Prete, a seasoned real estate investor. Michael shares his journey, starting with inspiration from HGTV to his initial foray into wholesaling properties. He offers advice for beginners, emphasizing the importance of education, networking, and understanding one's investment criteria. The episode covers the challenges new investors face, such as analysis paralysis, and the significance of confidence in decision-making. Michael also discusses the financial aspects of starting in real estate investment, including down payments and renovation costs, and the value of leveraging professional contractors. The episode is a resourceful guide for aspiring real estate investors and agents.The background of real estate investing (00:01:36)Discussion on the appeal of real estate investing and its potential for generating passive income and retirement security.Michael's journey into real estate investing (00:02:23)Michael Del Prete shares his personal motivation for entering the world of real estate investing, highlighting the role of financial aspirations and family considerations.Wholesaling as a real estate investment strategy (00:04:21)Explanation of the concept of wholesaling in real estate, including the process of finding distressed properties and acting as an intermediary between sellers and cash buyers.The essential first step in building a successful investment portfolio (00:09:22)Emphasis on the importance of education and networking as the foundational steps for individuals new to real estate investing.Common pitfalls for beginners and how to avoid them (00:13:29)Discussion on the potential pitfalls for new investors, including analysis paralysis and the significance of gaining confidence through education and community involvement.Startup costs and considerations for rental property investment (00:14:54)Insights into the financial requirements and considerations for investing in rental properties, including down payment percentages and inspection periods.Connect with SaCola: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Facebook: https://facebook.com/ workitliveitownit  Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/ workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TSRead more about SaCola’s real estate story: https://bit.ly/40T3dntGet Your FREE Home Purchasing Pathway Guide: https://bit.ly/purchasingpathwayCheck out the Sell Your Home Guide: https://bit.ly/3NuHP58
In this podcast episode, SaCola Lehr converses with real estate investor and mentor, Joe Bodek. They discuss Joe's journey in the real estate industry, his portfolio, and his exploration of creative real estate strategies. Joe explains the concept of creative real estate and how it can turn "dead leads" into profitable deals. He emphasizes the importance of involving an attorney in creative real estate deals for transparency and ethical practices. He also shares his process of a lease option and advises listeners on the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field. The episode concludes with Joe's personal insights and aspirations.More about Joe Bodek:  Joe Bodek, co-owner of Executive Real Estate Mentoring LLC. With a real estate journey spanning back to 1971, Joe and his partner Wallace Zhou are accomplished investors and mentors.From managing over 10,000 homes to pioneering creative real estate strategies, Joe's expertise has impacted thousands of students over the past 12 years. Currently, they're teaching both newbies and seasoned professionals to become Real Estate Transaction Engineers, covering six diverse real estate niches. https://bit.ly/4bHqzDdJoe is also the brains behind the highly acclaimed Ultimate Automated Lead Machine Program, a top-tier lead-generating tool. https://bit.ly/433eLaFConnect with SaCola: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Facebook: https://facebook.com/ workitliveitownit  Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/ workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TSRead more about SaCola’s real estate story: https://bit.ly/40T3dntGet Your FREE Home Purchasing Pathway Guide: https://bit.ly/purchasingpathwayCheck out the Sell Your Home Guide: https://bit.ly/3NuHP58
In this incredible podcast episode, get ready to be inspired as host SaCola Lehr interviews the amazing Sophie Plappert, a financial expert and founder of SJP Services Group. Sophie's insights on real estate investing will leave you motivated and ready to take action!One of the key lessons Sophie shares is the importance of cash flow management. She emphasizes the need to have a solid plan in place to ensure your investments are generating consistent income. By focusing on cash flow, you can build a strong foundation for your real estate portfolio and achieve long-term success.Another valuable tip Sophie offers is the significance of having a dedicated team. Surrounding yourself with professionals who specialize in different aspects of real estate investing can make all the difference. From property managers to accountants, having a team of experts by your side will help you navigate the challenges and maximize your returns.But that's not all! Sophie also provides invaluable advice on tax management. She advises setting aside 10-15% of each transaction for taxes and paying them quarterly. By staying on top of your tax obligations, you can avoid any surprises and keep your real estate investments on track.Beyond her financial expertise, Sophie also shares her personal interests and passions. She reveals her desire to improve her cooking and baking skills, showing that even successful entrepreneurs have hobbies and goals outside of their professional lives. It's a reminder that we can always strive for personal growth and development, no matter how accomplished we may be.As the episode comes to a close, Sophie extends a heartfelt invitation to all listeners. She encourages you to connect with her for further financial advice in real estate investments. With her wealth of knowledge and genuine passion for helping others succeed, Sophie is the perfect mentor to guide you on your real estate journey.So, get ready to transform your real estate investing game! Tune in to this incredible podcast episode and let Sophie's wisdom and inspiration propel you towards financial freedom and success in the world of real estate.To connect with Sophie and seek financial clarity in real estate investments, you're encouraged to visit her website. https://www.sjpservicesgroup.com/Connect with SaCola: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/ workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TSGet Your FREE Home Purchasing Pathway Guide: https://bit.ly/purchasingpathwayCheck out the Sell Your Home Guide: https://bit.ly/3NuHP58
SaCola Lehr and Misty Molloy, a professional interior designer have a conversation about discovering your homes hidden potential. Misty shares her journey into the design world and offers advice on setting realistic budgets for home renovations, furnishing with style, and unlocking a home's hidden potential. She emphasizes the importance of transparency, research, and considering personal preferences over trends. Misty also discusses the use of e-designers and graphic design programs to visualize a space's potential. The episode concludes with Misty sharing her workday productivity tips, her guiding philosophy, and information about her upcoming e-book, "Unlocking Hidden Potential."Mentions arranged by topic:Design Company:Co-Creative Interiors - Misty Malloy's design company - mentioned throughout the episodeTools:Epoxy kit - mentioned at 00:09:26 - used to paint countertopsSocial Media:Social media - mentioned at 00:10:25 - influences design trends and expectationsDesigners:Designers - mentioned at 00:10:25 - can provide tricks and advice for working with existing elements in a spaceSpace Updates:"Lipstick updates" - mentioned at 00:05:52 - small updates to improve the look of a space without a full renovationKitchen Updates:Backsplash - mentioned at 00:11:28 - can be changed to update the look of a kitchenPaint color - mentioned at 00:11:28 - can affect how cabinetry color looks5000 thousand dollars kitchen renovation - mentioned at 00:11:28 - an example of a specific budget for a kitchen renovation.Check out Misty's Creations, Tips, & Design Inspirations on her website: https://cocreativeinteriors.comResources: Connect with SaCola: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Facebook: https://facebook.com/ workitliveitownit  Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/ workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TSRead more about SaCola’s real estate story: https://bit.ly/40T3dntGet Your FREE Home Purchasing Pathway Guide: https://bit.ly/purchasingpathwayCheck out the Sell Your Home Guide: https://bit.ly/3NuHP58
SaCola Lehr and Connie Ward discuss critical financial behaviors to avoid when applying for a home loan. They outline the "10 commandments" of actions that can jeopardize loan approval, such as co-signing loans, changing bank accounts, making large deposits, and omitting debts. They warn against maxing out credit cards, making late payments, and taking on new loans, as these can harm credit scores. They caution against major purchases and career changes during the home buying process, emphasizing the need for transparent communication with loan officers. They offer resources to educate buyers and stress the importance of informed decision-making for a successful home purchase.Mentions: "Credit Score Concerns": "00:24:45""Buying a Car, Truck, or Van": "00:26:09""Changing Jobs or Becoming Self-Employed": "00:32:10"Connect with SaCola: https://workitliveitownit.com/Follow SaCola on Facebook: https://facebook.com/ workitliveitownit  Follow SaCola on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/ workitliveitownit  Subscribe to Work it, Live it, Own it! On YouTube: https://bit.ly/2lxB1TSRead more about SaCola’s real estate story: https://bit.ly/40T3dntGet Your FREE Home Purchasing Pathway Guide: https://bit.ly/purchasingpathwayCheck out the Sell Your Home Guide: https://bit.ly/3NuHP58
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