Business

It’s The Stupid Ones Who Get Eaten By Alligators

I’m finishing up a week in Orlando. I always try to maximize every trip and this time I got to spend some time at Disney, meet up with some key real estate investors and I have day 2 of my mastermind today and fly back home to good old Los Angeles tomorrow morning. One thing

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Business

Have You Been To Little Tokyo?

California is an AWESOME place to live. And I live in the heart of it all – Los Angeles.California is beautiful. And I love the diversity and culture here. The other day I was with Kathy and the kids in Little Tokyo. After sharing some sushi rolls and some sake, we headed to browse through

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Business

Ordinary People Have Big TV’s

I heard a quote a while back that stuck with me. “Ordinary people have big TV’s, successful people have big libraries.” But why are books the hidden secret to success? In the Old Testament, God told King Solomon to choose any one thing he wanted. If he asked, God would grant it to him. He

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Business, Probate Business, Probate Investing, Real Estate Investing

Investor with Small Thinking Mentality Tried to Screw Me Over

On Wednesday, I told you that I got screwed over by someone when they went behind my back to steal a deal from me. The Lord’s Prayer says we have to forgive others or we won’t be forgiven ourselves. That happened right about three years ago and I’m still a little angry about it. I’ve

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Business, Probate Investing, Real Estate Investing

Real Estate Lesson From a 13 Year Old Soccer Phenom

My 13 year old daughter, Rebecca, got into soccer a few years back. When she started, she had zero experience. Back when I was a kid, that was no big deal. Nowadays, it seems like parents are grooming their kids to become pros as soon as they are able to walk. But she was excited

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Business

What’s Worse Than One Ernie?

The answer is TWO Ernies! I love sharing my thoughts and experiences with you on real estate and the super-profitable probate niche every week. But I’ve got so much to share with you, these emails just aren’t enough. Don’t worry, I’ll still plan on writing these emails. But, I’ve discovered a way to share even

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Business

Would You Let Razor Wire Stop You?

A friend of mine is visiting me here in Los Angeles this week. He’s from a very small town in northern Wisconsin and has never been to California. So I’m showing him what big city life is all about. Yesterday we went to the beach (he’s never seen the Pacific ocean before), and as we’re driving

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Business, Probate Business

I Can Outlast a 20 Year Old

Unlike most real estate coaches, I actually practice what I preach. In addition to helping real estate investors get started and grow their business, I am an active investor myself. And what I really love about that side of the business is mentoring young people who work for me. Earlier this year I had a

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Business, Probate Business

What Happens When You Ask Elon Musk for a Raise?

Elon sort of reminds me of Tony Stark from the Marvel universe. I mean he creates all kinds of cool tech and doesn’t care what people think about him or his businesses. I guess that sort of makes his past assistant, Mary Beth, his Pepper Potts. The biggest difference is Mary Brown, affectionately referred to

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Business

Cold Prospecting at the DMV

A while back I took my daughter, Vicky, to the DMV to take her driver’s test. Going to the DMV is not my idea of a fun afternoon and the idea of having another one of my precious children on the roads of L.A. scared the Lights out of me, but I couldn’t put off

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Business

Did Coca Cola Invent Santa Claus?

Have you met the jolly old guy who rolls into town every December with the rosy cheeks and red suit? Have you ever wondered where our modern day Santa came from? There is a HUGE marketing lesson in this story. Yes, it is true that he is based on Saint Nicholas who lived in Lycia

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Business

The Homeless Security Guard

This weekend I took the family out to see the musical Hamilton at the famous Pantages Theater. Right on both sides of the street from the theater is the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. I’m sure you’ve seen this on TV before – this is where the stars have their sidewalk square with their own star

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