Mindset, Personal Story

Rocky Balboa Won the Kentucky Derby

Last weekend one of the greatest upsets in all of sports history happened. And I didn’t think much of it until I saw an Instagram video from Sylvester Stallone about the race and the deeper meaning he found in that race. The horse Rich Strike was added to the race as an afterthought. I mean

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Probate

Make This Probate Mistake and You’ll Go to Jail

Earlier this week I told you about my visit to the Magic Castle. One thing I didn’t tell you is that there are absolutly no pictures taking allowed. Wanna take a picture of the magican performing? No way! Wanna share a pic of your dinner on instagram? Think again or you’ll be banned for life.

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Probate Investing

Do You Want the Secret Password?

There’s a place in the heart of Hollywood called the Magic Castle. I’d tell you to visit it when visiting Los Angeles, but you won’t be able to get in unless you’re a member. And to be a member you need to not only be a practicing magician, but you also need to pass a

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Probate Niche

Ancient Roman Artifact From a Probate Property

I read a story earlier this week about a Texas woman who found a 2000-year-old bust of ancient Roman commander Drusus Germanicus. She picked it up at a Goodwill for $34.99 and didn’t even know what she had until two years of digging turned up some interesting facts. Apparently, the bust once resided inside a

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Mindset

Star Wars Nerd Day

‘ll admit it. I’m a Star Wars fan. I grew up in the 80s and spent tons of afternoons pretending to be Jedi mowing down Imperial Troopers. And today is May 4th, so I do have to say, “May the 4th be with you!” What’s crazy to me is how big Star Wars has become

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Personal Story

Blood Sucking Job That Saved My Life

Way back, many moons ago before I discovered the magical world of real estate investing, I worked a lot of different jobs. But I wouldn’t really call them jobs. They were more like J.O.B.s (Just Over Broke). But I wasn’t even over broke. I had no money at all. What I did have was a

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Probate

Who’s Bringing the Juice to the Party?

I just read a news story about a kindergartner in Livonia, Michigan who brought a bottle of ready-to-drink Jose Cuervo margarita to school for snack time. The little stinker poured it into dixie cups and passed it out to her classmates! Needless to say, the other parents were not happy about it at all. The

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Personal Story, Real Estate Investing

His Wife Literally Flushed His Dreams Down the Toilet

Last summer I took my son, Ernie Jr., and a group of boys in his boy scout troop on a two-week backpacking trip in the mountains of New Mexico. We had no cell service or any kind of modern-day distractions so we had an absolute blast singing and sharing stories with each other. Frank, who

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Business

Was Yesterday the Most Unproductive Day of the Year?

I was talking with a friend of mine earlier this week about getting together for lunch. I asked if Thursday or Friday would work. His answer was a resounding no. He works for a big law firm which means he’s a cog in the wheel of corporate America. I figured he had a big case

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Mindset

How to Turn Your Brain Into Cash 

Last week I shared with you how the time I spent with Mark Victor Hansen was so incredibly valuable to me. Mark taught me that the greatest asset we have is our minds. And that when focused and determined, we can transform our ideas into profit. I’m not saying that physical work is bad or

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Probate Business, Probate Niche, Real Estate Investing

The World’s Oldest Pair of Levi Jeans

I read an article this morning about a 3,200 year old Chinese mummy that was found with pants on. Well, not just pants. It was a woman buried in a poncho, soft leather boots, a headband decorated with bronze discs and seashells, and the earliest known pair of jeans. I’m a bit of a nerd

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Mindset

Chicken Soup For The Soul

Who the heck sells 500 million of anything? I’m really lovin’ this podcast thing because I get to talk about all kinds of things that have helped me become the entrepreneur, father, husband, and man that I am today. And this past week I recorded an episode all about a guy who has had a

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