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There are very few times that an episode happens and there are this many legendary WCW moments on one show! This episode of WCW comes smack dab in the middle of The Vince Russo Eric Bischoff Era and the war between the Millionaires Club and the New Blood. Horace Hogan's Career is on the line and if Hulk Hogan get involved its over! Eric Bischoff keeps adding stipulations to the match until it becomes "Horace Will Be Fired If He Loses Match Four On One Handicap Falls Count Anywhere Texas Death I Quit Match!" Kevin Nash get involved after the match and the infamous New Blood Bath happens where the blood misses Kevin Nash! Vince Russo, Crowbar, David Flair, and Daffney go to New York and tour some of the most interesting sights including an adult movie store and "The Statue of Liberty." Eric Bischoff wants the Hardcore Championship off of Terry Funk and forces him to wrestle 2 different matches the first being a handicapped match! The Bill Goldberg Monster Truck is here and it out to destroy Rick Steiner and Tank Abbott's rental car! Arn Anderson comes out of retirement to fight David Flair. Vampiro has a very candid interview that gets interrupted by Sting! In the main event Sting battles Mike Awesome in an Ambulance Match! Deadlock Discord: https://discord.gg/E4BvR4W Deadlock Shop: https://shop.deadlockpw.com Deadlock Patreon: https://patreon.com/deadlockpw Deadlock Twitter: https://twitter.com/deadlockpw Deadlock Instagram: https://instagram.com/deadlockwrestling Deadlock Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/deadlockpw Deadlock Pro Wrestling: http://deadlockpro.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On today's episode, historian Timothy Styles and pro wrestler "Cut Throat" Cody Hancock discuss Mike Awesome, That 70's Guy, Masato Tanaka, Balls Mahoney, ECW, Brian Gewirtz, Vince Russo, FTR, and AEW's current booking flaws. Let's boogie! Follow on Instagram @turnbuckleboogie and @cutthroatcody. Check out the Boogie merch store on Brainbuster Tees to support the show!
Here is your monthly free preview of the latest edition of 'Top Rope Nation Classics,' our monthly deep-dive retro show for our supporters on Patreon. This month, we go back in time and relive ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999. The full podcast includes deep dives on every match on the card, all the news in the wrestling world surrounding the event, and so much more. Taz drops the ECW title in a triple threat to Mike Awesome, RVD vs. Balls Mahoney, Taijiri vs. Super Crazy vs. Little Guido, Lance Storm vs. Jerry Lynn, and much more. Head on over to https://www.patreon.com/topropenation to sign up to hear the entire podcast (which clocks in at just over 2 hours)! We'd be honored to have your support. Patrons receive multiple bonus podcasts each month ('TRN Classics' and 'TRN Extra'). There are now more than 90 exclusive bonus podcasts available for you to dive into the minute you sign up! Other benefits available to Patrons-only include: early ad-free releases of all of our podcasts, a quarterly Zoom hangout with our hosts, quarterly merchandise giveaways, a free gift for signing up, and much more! Check out the Patreon link to read about all of the benefits available at each of our three tiers. Join our Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290971494637440/ Follow us on Twitter @TopRopeNation and shoot us an email at TopRopeNation@gmail.com for an upcoming mailbag segment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
WE'RE LIVE, PAL! Taylor joins Andrew in-studio for the first ever LIVE edition of the Regular Wrestling Review (it only took us two years). They catch up to discuss all of the shenanigans down in Duvall with AEW. Plus, over in the fed, the boys want to see wrestling twitter burn over Roman Reigns and Logan Paul, and will Andrew's heartthrob The Fiend return on the "9.23" edition of Smackdown? Andrew and Taylor, along with a couple of special guests, take a look at the classic rivalry between Mike Awesome and Masato Tanaka as they watch their final match from ECW One Night Stand 2005. Watch the match via WWE on Peacock! FOLLOW: RWR: twitter.com/regwresreview Taylor: twitter.com/tayredacted Andrew: twitter.com/vendelistweets --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/regularwrestlingreview/support
The Random Wrestling Review checks in with ECW again, this time by reviewing an event largely considered one of their very best pay-per-views, Heat Wave 1998. The night would feature 6 matches including a 6-man main event which saw The Dudleys (Bubba, D-Von and Dick) go up against The Sandman, Tommy Dreamer and Spike Dudley. Also, Rob Van Dam and Sabu defend their tag titles against Jinsei Shinzaki & Hayabusa, Taz putting the FTW title on the line opposite Bam Bam Bigelow and Mike Awesome versus Masato Tanaka. The Random Wrestling Review is brought to you this week by Tom, Matt and Tinky.
JOIN BRYAN, VONTE, JAVAUGHN, ANTHONY AND JASE AS THEY WATCH A RATHER UNEVENTFUL WCW SLAMBOREE 2000. LISTEN AS THE DELEGATION DISCUSSES CHRIS CANDIDO, TERRY FUNK VS NORMAN SMILEY, SCOTT STEINER'S CEILING IN WWE, MIKE AWESOME, WCW CONTRACTS, STING IS STILL FEUDING WITH VAMPIRO, SOMEONE FINDS OUT VAMPIRO IS A WHITE MAN, HOGAN AND BILLY KIDMAN PUT ON A DUMPSTER FIRE, VINCE RUSSO STANDING TALL, THE WCW TRIPLE CAGE MATCH INVOLVING A GUITAR ROOM, AND A SWERVE FOR THE AGES!
"Internet Bullshit" never ceases to amaze as the Bleacher Report somehow found a way to add Edge to its list of the greatest hardcore wrestlers ever! In addition, Tariq talks about a harrowing experience crossing the border to watch this match live. Although Jim was hesitant to do another ECW match after the fiasco in Episode 3, we both agree that this match was well worth revisiting. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sixmantagpodcast/support
Join @UTTRob and @DanGriffin21 as they continue their journey through the wrestling career of Tank Abbott. This week we cover Kronik vs Tank Abbott & Rick Steiner. The episode of Thunder also features: Arn Anderson's last singles match, Sting vs Mike Awesome in an ambulance match and Vince Russo taking David Flair, Daffney and Crowbar on a tour of New York. Follow the main show at @UTTPODCAST and this bonus series at @UttTank for details and #Tankfacts.
2000 was a crazy time in the wrestling world. Mike Awesome defected to WCW, however he was still the ECW World Champion. Facing legal action from Paul Heyman, Mike Awesome had to appear at an ECW event and defend the ECW Championship against Tazz, who was working for WWF at the time! This was the one and only time a WWF Superstar wrestled a WCW wrestler at an ECW show. Tazz, now ECW Champion, showed up on SmackDown! and challenged the WWF Champion Triple H to a match! Speaking of Triple H, we are shortly removed from the night that Chris Jericho beat Triple H for the WWF Championship. Triple H bullied Earl Hebner to reverse the decision and Triple H regained his WWF Title. The Rock will challenge Triple H coming up at WWF Backlash and Linda McMahon appointed Stone Cold Steve Austin to be in The Rock's corner to help even the odds. Chris Jericho battles The Rock in a Lumberjack Match, where all the Lumberjacks were chosen by The McMahon-Helmsley Regime. Also, Big Show is “The Big Funkay”, Crash Holly is on his WWF Hardcore Championship 24/7 Rule reign, & Eddie Guerrero gets his GED! Deadlock Discord: https://discord.gg/E4BvR4W Deadlock Shop: https://shop.deadlockpw.com Deadlock Patreon: https://patreon.com/deadlockpw Deadlock Twitter: https://twitter.com/deadlockpw Deadlock Instagram: https://instagram.com/deadlockwrestling Deadlock Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/deadlockpw Deadlock Pro Wrestling: http://deadlockpro.com
The MidWeek Wars Stories continue to place WWF against WCW. On Thunder, Mike Awesome & Sting take on Jeff Jarrett & Vampiro. On Smackdown, The Rock takes on Kurt Angle for the WWF title! Tune in for all the details on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud!
The Monday Night War Stories continue to place WWF against WCW in a battle for the ratings on 10/30/00. On Nitro, Booker T defends the title against Scott Steiner & Mike Awesome. On Raw, Rock takes on Chris Jericho for the # 1 Contendership! Tune in for all the details on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud!
The Monday Night War Stories continue to place WWF against WCW in a battle for the ratings on 10/23/00. On Nitro, Scott Steiner takes on Mike Awesome. On Raw, Kurt Angle defends the WWF championship against HHH & The Rock. Tune in for all the details on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud!
Welcome to Strong Grapple City, population 2. Mike Awesome and Masato Tanaka, two certified members of the CREAM TEAM, bring their feud to the States and inside an ECW ring. This feud is known for two power guys just power moving the hell out of each other and this match is no exception. These two tree trunks launch themselves at each other over and over again and it is a spectacle to watch. But, we must do our diligence and put it through the SCIENCE~! to determine if it is definitively a classic. Is it? We also talk about #HCMB, someone's ass, our instant classic of the week and much more. Check it out!E-mail us at email@example.com or follow us on instagram @classic_pod.Timestamps:1:57 Headlines15:57 How Do We Determine "Is It A Classic?"18:38 Match Background/Build 26:42 Match Breakdown35:52 Is It A Classic?
Everyone knows how much the Drunk Wrestling History crew loves Mike Awesome so we thought it was time for another episode about him. This week we are talking about him leaving ECW for WCW and the controversy he cause by walking out as champion. The result was lots of legal wrangling, Paul Heyman getting even shadier, and an unexpected match to solve the problem. Have a drink with us and hear about an actual forbidden door. Cheers! Drunk Wrestling Merchandise available at https://whatamaneuver.net/collections/drunk-wrestling-history Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGDuaXlrj8A_Ur6nBZX0fVg/featured Follow us @wrestling_drunk on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok Follow Adam @SaveUsBobMan Don't follow Scott @feedmetacobell Make sure to subscribe, rate, and review.
On WCW Thunder, David Arquette became the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, however after doing so he regrets winning it. Vince Russo & Eric Bischoff, of the New Blood, have different plans for him, he will be in the WCW Triple Cage Match at WCW Slamboree 2000 on Sunday! To make matters worse David Arquette has to have a match with Tank Abbott! We also witness a LEGENDARY Tables Match featuring The Wall and Horace Hogan, Vampiro and Sting have a Graveyard Battle and Shawn Stasiak is trying to break the record for more free throws in basketball made in a row! Plus, Hulk Hogan now Terry Bollea fights Mike Awesome in the main event of Nitro! Deadlock Discord: https://discord.gg/E4BvR4W Deadlock Shop: https://shop.deadlockpw.com Deadlock Patreon: https://patreon.com/deadlockpw Deadlock Twitter: https://twitter.com/deadlockpw Deadlock Instagram: https://instagram.com/deadlockwrestling Deadlock Reddit: https://reddit.com/r/deadlockpw Deadlock Pro Wrestling: http://deadlockpro.com
ECW HCTV 50 & 51: March 29 & April 5, 1994 Original Release Date: May 20, 2020 This week Mike Pru & JV will be watching along with ECW Hardcore TV Episodes 50 & 51 from March 29 & April 5, 1994. On the March 29 episode The Public Enemy & The Bruise Brothers go at it in a Falls Count Anywhere match. Clips are shown of the Sabu & Mike Awesome match from Ultimate Jeopardy. On the April 6, 1994 episode, which is the one year anniversary of ECW TV. The Bruise Brothers are in action. In a six man tag team match, Kevin Sullivan, Tazmaniac, & Crash the Terminator competed against The Pitbull, Rockin' Rebel, & Tony Stetson. The Sandman & Tommy Cairo match from Ultimate Jeopardy is highlighted. The Sandman is also in action against Wildman Sal Bellomo. In the main event, Shane Douglas is up against Paul Diamond. Road Warrior Hawk will have something to say to Shane Douglas after the match! Next time we will cover Episodes 52 & 53 from April 12 & 19, 1994 Please remember to send us feedback and thoughts on the show to the twitter feeds listed below or email firstname.lastname@example.org Follow the ECW LiveCast host at: https://www.facebook.com/HurricanranaWrestling @MPRU83 @JOHNVANDAMAGE @ExtremeCast Also check out The Bottom Line Wrestling Cast @bottomlinecast Listen to the Bottom Line Cast right here: https://bottomlinecast.pinecast.co/ Find out more at https://ecwlivecast.pinecast.co Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/ecwlivecast/7c787984-25ca-4403-ab12-447a29e2b28f This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Join @UTTRob and @DanGriffin21 as they continue their journey through the wrestling career of Tank Abbott. This week we cover David Arquette vs Tank Abbott. As Tank is pulling double duty on this show the first half of Nitro features: Rey Mysterio & Konan unfortunately Kevin Nash desides to play real life Grand TheftAuto with them, Miss Elizabeth slaps Vince Russo and Hulk Hogan vs Mike Awesome. Follow the main show at @UTTPODCAST and this bonus series at @UttTank for details and #Tankfacts.
Justin C and Heather finish their month of ECW Hardcore TV on this week's Month of Wrestling Podcast! They finish up by watching the 7/11/1998 episode of ECW Hardcore TV, with one of the first Mike Awesome vs Masato Tanaka in ECW!
ECW HCTV 44 & 45: February 15 & 22, 1994 This week Mike Pru & JV will be watching along with ECW Hardcore TV Episodes 44 & 45 from February 15 & 22, 1994. On the February 15, 1994 episode “The Franchise” Shane Douglas takes on Sabu. The Pitbull & Rockin' Rebel team up to face JT Smith & Tommy Cairo. The Sandman & Peaches begin to have some relationship problems. The Public Enemy, The Bruise Brothers, & Tazmaniac/Kevin Sullivan get into a big brawl. On the February 22, 1994 episode Mike Awesome is in a handicap match against Mikey Whipweck & Steve Shearer. Sabu defends his ECW TV title against Pat Tanaka. Next time we will cover episodes 46 & 47 from March 1 & March 8, 1994. Please remember to send us feedback and thoughts on the show to the twitter feeds listed below or email email@example.com Follow the ECW LiveCast host at: https://www.facebook.com/HurricanranaWrestling @MPRU83 @JOHNVANDAMAGE @ExtremeCast Also check out The Bottom Line Wrestling Cast @bottomlinecast Find out more at https://ecwlivecast.pinecast.co Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/ecwlivecast/5f2a3dcb-8ebb-4632-963a-0b78d592fc68 This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
This episode features two brothers fighting, one McMahon singing, Mike Awesome being Awesome, and one of the best fatal fourway matches of recent years. Clip 1: Joe Malenko vs Dean Malenko, AJPW World Junior Heavy Title match https://youtu.be/O2v8e6OwBNc Clip 2: The Miz vs Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn vs Cesaro, WWE Extreme Rules 2016 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t5hEfgWYfts Clip 3: Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka ECW One Night Stand, 2005 https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaudud Clip 4: Vince McMahon singing Stand Back at the Slammys, 1987 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BxtCTaCxDUc Hosts: Darren Evans and Craig Evans Producer: Darren Evans Music: Craig Evans Artwork: Craig Evans
ECW HCTV 37 & 38: Dec 21 & 28, 1993 Original Release Date: February 12, 2020 This week Mike Pru & JV will be watching along with ECW Hardcore TV Episodes 37 & 38 from December 21 & 28, 1993. We are wrapping up 1993! On the December 21 episode it's the “Go-Home” show to Holiday Hell 1993! Shane Douglas takes on Tommy Dreamer. Terry Funk beats up on “Sabu” New ECW Tag Team Champions Kevin Sullivan & Tazmaniac defend against Stormin' Mike Norman & Mike Z. In the main event Terry Funk and his few good men, Axl & Ian Rotten battle with The Sandman, JT Smith & Sal Bellomo. On the December 28 episode, we are presented with a set of matches from Holiday Hell 1993! The Pitbull makes his ECW Debut against Chad Austin. The Sandman brawls with Mr. Hughes. Mike Awesome debuted against Randy Star. In the Main Event, ECW Champion Sabu defends the title in a No DQ match against Terry Funk! Next time on the Extreme ECW Live Cast on a jumbo edition as we head into 1994, we will be covering ECW HCTV Ep 40, 41, & 42 from January 18, 25, & Feb 1, 1994. Please remember to send us feedback and thoughts on the show to the twitter feeds listed below or email firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us at the following Please Follow on Twitter and Facebook @MPRU83 @JOHNVANDAMAGE @ExtremeCast Find out more at https://ecwlivecast.pinecast.co Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/ecwlivecast/b59ab502-1a2a-44f4-a4e7-ff6f9016058f This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Can Curtis get Shain to admit he had a dumb take a few episodes ago? Probably not. But we get to talk about MIke Awesome! Join us, Won't you? Find us on Social Media! Instagram: @TheSmarkFoundation, @King_Uncanny, @ELDESTRUCTO83 Facebook: Smark Foundation Debate Dungeon Email us: SmarkFoundaion1@gmail.com Check out our sister shows, The Faces and Feels Podcast (@facesfeelscast) Across The BiFrost: The MIghty Thor Podcast (@MightyThorPodcast), Throwin Dice (@ThrowinDicePod), Okada's Shorts (@OkadasShorts), And all the shows on the Countout Podcast Network! Thank you to DJ Smallimus (@Smallimus) for our banger theme!
It is time to pop a couple of cold ones and enjoy as our two brothers, Alan (@alanross84TBK) and Thom (@Mr_MMAction) provide their 75th #WrestlingCompanion as they sit back and watch ECW Living Dangerously 2000 (https://watch.wwe.com/episode/ECW-Living-Dangerously-2000-10586). They also present the 35th edition of 'The Wonderful World We Live In' (https://www.insider.com/delayed-surgery-left-man-with-penis-on-arm-four-years-2020-8 and https://www.ladbible.com/news/doctors-find-whole-glass-stuck-in-stomach-of-man-20220224) Also featured are promos for Powerslam Wrestling Network (@PowerslamTV), Front Facelock Podcast (@FrontFacelock), Terrible Wrestling Takes Podcast (@TWTakesPodcast), Main Event Marks Podcast (@MainEvent_Marks) and The Wrestling Wrealm Podcast (@WrestlingWrealm). ”The ECW Tag Team Championship is on the line in a 3-Way Dance featuring The Impact Players, Raven & Mike Awesome, and Tommy Dreamer & Masato Tanaka. The winner of the ECW Television Championship Tournament will be crowned as Super Crazy takes on Rhino. The legendary Dusty Rhodes battles Steve Corino in a Bullrope Match and more.” ECW Living Dangerously 2000 Card: - Texas Bullrope Match: Steve Corino (with Jack Victory) vs. Dusty Rhodes - Tag Team Match: The New Dangerous Alliance (C.W. Anderson and Bill Wiles) (with Lou E. Dangerously) vs. Danny Doring and Roadkill (with Elektra) - ECW World Heavyweight Championship Match: Mike Awesome (with Judge Jeff Jones) (c) vs. Kid Kash - Tag Team Match: Nova and Chris Chetti vs. Jado and Gedo - ECW World Television Championship Tournament Semi-Final Match: Rhino vs. The Sandman - ECW World Television Championship Tournament Semi-Final Match: Super Crazy vs. Little Guido (with Sal E. Graziano) - Singles Match: Balls Mahoney vs. Kintaro Kanemura - Singles Match: New Jack vs. Vic Grimes (with DeVito and Angel) - 3-Way Dance Match for the ECW World Tag Team Championship: Raven and Mike Awesome (c) (with Francine) vs. The Impact Players (Lance Storm and Justin Credible) (with Jason and Dawn Marie) vs. Tommy Dreamer and Masato Tanaka - ECW World Television Championship Tournament Final Match: Super Crazy vs. Rhino (with Steve Corino, Jack Victory and Cyrus) Fan of gaming? Fan of streaming? Check out 1/2 of The BroKast, @alanross84TBK on his offical Twitch channel, Rosco_Bosco84 (https://m.twitch.tv/rosco_bosco84/home) and on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/user/alanross84. Visit rogueenergy.com and use the code ‘2702' to get 10% off products. Rogue Energy is a premium energy and focus supplement designed to optimize your mental and physical performance. Visit laxedy.com and use the code ‘BRO247' to get 15% off products. Laxedy can enhance your performance with their analog grips. These grips can be used on PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Visit triumphchairs.com and use the code ‘BRO247' to get 10% off products. Triumph Chairs is a gaming chair company specializing in comfort and performance. Visit cinchgaming.com and use the code ‘BRO247' to get 5% off products. Cinch Gaming manufactures custom professional gaming controllers for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. Visit playeronecoffee.com and use the code ‘BRO247' to get 5% off products. Player One Coffee develop coffee recipes custom-tailored to gamers, creatives, developers and just about anybody who really enjoys a cup of coffee. Visit victoriouseyewear.com and use the code ‘BRO247' to get 10% off products. Victorious Eyewear develop blue light blocking gaming glasses designed to eliminate digital eye strain and help you remain comfortable and focused. Visit sprkix.com and use the code ‘BRO10' to get 10% off products. SPRKIX Apparel specialises in pro wrestling apparel including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, jackets, hats and stickers. More info? Apple iTunes: The BroKast Podcast Podbean: The BroKast Podcast Spotify: The BroKast Podcast Castbox: The BroKast Podcast HiCast: The BroKast Podcast Twitter: @TheBrokast Instagram: The BroKast Podcast E-mail: email@example.com
The year is 2000 and the wrestling world has begun to exit its highest high, just as WCW is just about done swirling the toilet bowl. Relying on "get over quick" schemes and shocking to diminishing returns angles has proven to not be the way to keep WCW afloat amid corporate restructuring. Nothing could seem to keep WCW from its doomed fate, not pushing new faces of the company like Booker T, Scott Steiner, or Jeff Jarrett. Not international tours of Australia, Canada, or England. Not giving incredibly impressive Mike Awesome a gimmick riding the high of the hit sitcom That 70s Show and certainly not his feud with ICP and Vampiro Twitch.tv's Shay (@imaShayWoods) and ThereCanOnlyBeVaughn (@VaughnOnTwitch) join to watch That 70s Guy Mike Awesome and his 2 week feud with Vampiro and the ICP, otherwise known as The Dark Carnival. We get into international felonies, Chris Jericho's High School alma matter, and creative fields relying on rehashing over creating new. You can support Grumm and The Dork Side of the Ring Podcast: - Twitter: @IAmGrumm and @DorkSideRing - Instagram: IAmGrumm and DorkSideRing - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgINV82d6_5_FAZmAzoKrFA - Discord: grumm.tv - Patreon: support.grumm.tv
Michael Lee Alfonso (January 24, 1965 – February 17, 2007), better known by his ring name Mike Awesome, was an American professional wrestler best known in America for his work in Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and in World Wrestling Entertainment and also in Japan for his work with Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling under the name The Gladiator. Throughout his wrestling career, Awesome became a two-time world champion, winning the ECW World Heavyweight Championship twice On February 17, 2007, a group of Alfonso's friends found him dead after he had hung himself inside his Tampa home. He was 42 years old. WWE acknowledged his death on the February 20 broadcast of ECW on Sci-Fi with an "In Memory..." graphic at the opening of the program, and two days later his family received friends at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home in Riverview, Florida. Get an exclusive first look or listen to Wrestling With Tragedy by subscribing to Patreon.com/RussoTWC YouTube https://youtube.com/channel/UCp1tLzm4_RewKe3X2vMVW7Q Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/wrestling-with-tragedy-podcast/id1536425184 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6YxvkqC7qXLToeMDHENKUF?si=957JvRrsSTaLUgtnmpiSzQ Google Play https://podcasts.google.com?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3dyZXN0bGluZ3dpdGh0cmFnZWR5L2ZlZWQueG1s Podbean https://www.podbean.com/pi/pbblog-8rkmq-9732e7 Facebook - https://m.facebook.com/Wrestletragedy/ Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/wrestletragedy Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wrestletragedy/ Music By Cicadas the Song is Restriction check them out https://www.facebook.com/CicadasOfficialBand/ #mikeawesome #ecw #wwe
On this episode of My World with Jeff Jarrett, Jeff and Conrad go back 15 years to revisit the events surrounding TNA's Destination X from March 11, 2007 at the Impact Zone! The guys discuss TNA's Monday night special without WWE airing Raw, the creation of Elevation X, Andre Rison appearing, NWA and TNA splitting, and Mike Awesome passing away. Plus, Samoa Joe vs. Christian Cage for the TNA Title, Sting vs. Abyss in a Last Rites match, The Heartbreakers debut, Ghetto Brawl between Team 3D and LAX, and much more! SUPER SHOW LIVE *DALLAS* - WWE Hall of Famers Jeff Jarrett and Eric Bischoff joined by host Conrad Thompson are heading to Dallas WrestleMania weekend for a SUPER SHOW like no other! Join the guys at the legendary Gilley's for a surprised packed LIVE show that will make you laugh and keep you on the edge of your seats. Get your tickets now at SUPERSHOWLIVE.com before they're all gone! WWE 2K22 - Experience the new WWE 2K22 like never before with striking graphics, massive roster and new gameplay. Go to store.2K.com and grab your copy today! WWE 2K22...It Hits Different! CHILISLEEP - ChiliSleep makes customizable, climate-controlled sleep solutions that help you improve your entire wellbeing. Head over to chilisleep.com/MYWORLD to learn more and check out a special offer for a limited time! BLUECHEW - Bluechew gives you confidence in bed every time. Visit BlueChew.com and get your first order free when use promo code MYWORLD. Just pay $5 shipping! SHEETZ - Energy drink or Milkshake? Imagine getting your favorite energy-bursting G fuel flavors whipped, iced, and milkshak-ified! Go to www.SHEETZ.com and grab a Focus Freak Milkshake for 3.99 or less! Use offer code ENERGIZE to save $1 when you order on the SHEETZ app! GOLIATH LIFE - GoliathLife.com streamlines the life insurance purchase process by allowing you to get quotes from more than twenty carriers all at the same time and at the same place: GoliathLife.com. SAVE WITH CONRAD - If you have credit card debt or in a 30 year loan? Well, we can help you get out of that pinch and save money at the same time! Head over to SaveWithConrad.com for a quick quote. ROCK AUTO - Rock Auto is a family business, serving auto parts customers online for 20 years. Go to RockAuto.com to shop for auto and body parts from hundreds of manufacturers. Type MYWORLD in their “How did you hear about us?” box so they know we sent you.
Mike DeHaan is an electrical engineer-turned-real estate investor in Spokane, Washington. He began his business in early 2018 with the goal: Everyone begins with to have passive income and fell in love with the process of improving the neighborhoods in his hometown. Since he began, he had been a part of over 60 transactions either through flipping, renting, or assigning the contract. He didn't come from a Real Estate family. The growth and development of his business have come entirely from self-education through podcasts, books, mentors, and a ton of trial and error. His goal is simple, he wants to be a driving force in the growth and reparation of the Inland Northwest. When he first moved to Spokane in 2009, there was more run-down neighborhoods than thriving ones. Over the past decade that's changed, but there's still a lot left to do. In this episode, Mike will share with us his extensive experience in real estate investing, and how he became an engineer to a full-time real estate investor. Episode Links: https://inwproperties.com/ https://music.amazon.de/podcasts/ef9a0c7d-eb7f-4725-b7b0-72387434d143/collecting-keys---real-estate-investing-podcast? https://collectingkeyspodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/mike_invests/ https://mikeinvests.com/ --- Transcript Before we jump into the episode, here's a quick disclaimer about our content. The Remote Real Estate Investor podcast is for informational purposes only, and is not intended as investment advice. The views, opinions and strategies of both the hosts and the guests are their own and should not be considered as guidance from Roofstock. Make sure to always run your own numbers, make your own independent decisions and seek investment advice from licensed professionals. Michael: What's going on everyone? Welcome to another episode of the Remote Real Estate Investor. I'm Michael Albaum and today I'm joined by Mike DeHaan, who's got a really interesting wholesaling business and he's gonna tell us how he got there and what it is he's doing today. So let's get into it! Mike, what's going on man, welcome to the show. Thanks so much for taking time to hang out with me, I appreciate it. Mike: Yeah, absolutely thanks, Michael. Glad you have me on. Michael: Oh man, my pleasure. We're gonna have a lot of fun today. I know a little bit about your story, your background, but I would love if you could just jump right into it and share with our listeners. who you are, where do you come from? And what is it that you're doing real estate today? Mike: Yeah, absolutely. So I live in Spokane, Washington, so east side of Washington state, it's kind of the forgotten side of the state up here. Everyone always knows about Seattle, but people never really seem to remember Spokane. Michael: No love for Spokane. Mike: No no, man. Like get a little bit of love a little bit of hate, you know, once a year during the basketball tournament because the Gonzaga University's here. Michael: Oh yeah, if you felt like crap talking. Mike: Yeah, exactly. Everyone always says we're the, the overrated teams. We haven't won a championship yet, but we usually do okay. Michael: Good deal… Mike: But, uh, yeah, so right on Idaho border. Um, I grew up out in Montana and then I moved here to start going to school at GU, I moved out here to go to school at Gonzaga, I kind of went the traditional route when got an electoral engineering degree, you know, parents super proud, got a good degree was very hirable. Going through that process, it never really sort of fit my personality, I guess. But I was sort of, of the of the viewpoint that, you know, once I graduate, I'll find a job that I like, and then I'll sort of create my passion from there. Michael: Well, the fact the fact Mike, that you and I are sitting here having a conversation means that you shouldn't have been an EE to begin with, so… Mike: Absolutely, yeah. You don't have to have my head define myself a little bit first, I guess. But yeah, right, right. After college, I went and got a pretty good job out in the Seattle area. I'm working at a consulting company for two years. And then I worked at Boeing for a few years. I really, you know, but Boeing was, was kind of a tough one because it's like a dream job for so many people. And I just hated it, like, from the first day I walked in, I was like, oh, no, what have I done? This is absolutely not what I should be I wish I should be doing. Michael: What did you hate about it? Mike: Just like the whole corporate bureaucracy, you know, I realized pretty quickly that I'm not cut out to sort of be a number, and just sort of go through the motions of this giant machine and also inefficiencies right. And all the time through my career in jobs. I'd always had this issue where I would get assigned a, a project or whatever and I would figure out the most efficient way to do it as quickly as I could. And it was always just being, you know, before the before the deadline, right? So I had six weeks, I forgot how to do it in like a week. And then I would be like, can I need something else to do and all the other engineers back, no, that's not how it's supposed to work. You're supposed to take the entire six weeks, you know, so I immediately just wasn't cut out for that. And that was a really big problem. And I was at the consulting company two weeks they sell time. Yeah, you know, so I got me slapped pretty hard. Anyway, fast forward. I left Boeing, I moved back to Spokane to work at the utility here for a year. That was my fourth job, including my college internship in a matter of, I guess, what, four and a half years. And at that point, I was like, alright, this this career path is not for me, I need to do something different. So at the end of 2017, I guess being in 2018, I decided enough is enough and I just quit being an engineer. Everyone thought I was silly. My you know, that was probably the hardest conversation ever had to have in my life was calling my parents to tell them that hey, you know, that fancy degree I got I'm not going to do that anymore. So yeah, it's funny, everyone I was asked like, what my wife and stuff thought and honestly, she was just like, well, if you're not going to be a miserable prick anymore, I guess it's okay for you to… Michael: Step into the right direction. Mike: Exactly. Even though we were losing 70% of our income, you know, it was, was worth it to take the risk. Yes, that was yeah, that was early 2018. I spent the next I guess like four or five months, trying to find myself you know, reading a lot of self-health books, business books, my wife and I travel a little bit. We went down to New Zealand for about three and a half weeks and traveled around and just did some soul searching. I, you know, originally wanted to get into tech sort of dabble in that and realize how huge that bear entry was, the actual development side of it, I was able to sort of grasp but you know, living where I'm at, you know, you being in the Bay Area, you can probably sympathize to how important connections are. And we don't necessarily have those here. And that's why people move to places like the barriers to be around people that are doing that. So anyway, as a side note, I started getting into passive income and generating wealth. And that's what led me to real estate, which is, is brought me to kind of what I'm doing now as a full time real estate investor. Michael: So I've been I love your story, it's an I think it's one that a lot of people can, can, can relate to, and that they get into this role that they think is going to be awesome and then it just turns out not to be at all what it is they're looking for. And you tried that, you know, like you said four times, and none of it was working out. So how did you get involved with your first deal, with your first real estate investment? Mike: Yeah, so, you know, I spent the first little bit when I decided I was going to invest in real estate, I guess, backtrack a little bit, I had a local friend section on my business partner who was dabbling in investing. So that kind of planted the seed. And, you know, I spent the first little while just listening to every podcast, every book, you know, everything BiggerPockets pretty much that I could sort of start with, that's kind of where everyone starts, I feel like and, you know, I was like, okay, cool. So actually did basically just go and start offering on properties. But at same time, I was like, a little bit risk averse, I don't want to do a whole lot of work, like, what can I find that would be easy? And so I found actually, right around the corner, from where I live, there was a new development going on where they were building new construction ranchers. And friend of a friend, I was able to connect with the builder and I basically came into an arrangement of, hey, I'll pay, you know, $200,000 for each of these ranches, owned by two of them, and I was getting the money, I basically liquidated my corporate 401k and I was like, that mean, I paid all the fees and everything. It's funny, in hindsight, it was kind of a rash decision but I was how like, deep down, I was kind of like, I need to separate every part of this coast, this corporate past life that I hated. Michael: So you're drawing a line in the sand…You're burning the boats. Mike: Exactly. So I paid massive fees to plot this money. But it was a pretty generous amount since I had been out to get South couple of years, pull that out, use that to buy these two properties. And it's funny, like, in hindsight, in hindsight, when I signed the dotted line, they weren't great investments, right because I kind of had the mortgage payment, and I basically went like: Okay, so the mortgage payments gonna be $1,100 a month on really renting for $1,500 a month. You know, I'm gonna, like, cashflow $14 a month, you know, right. But of course, that's not how it works when you account for vacancy, maintenance, all that sort of stuff. Michael: Oh, you mean there is other expenses… Mortgage payment. Oh… Mike: Exactly. But I also looked out too, because I kind of signed up for these properties, I signed documents for them, while they're still being built, they were still holes in the ground and then by the time they actually closed, they were worth about 20- $30,000 more each than I paid for them. Michael: Wow, that went well… Mike: I accidentally walked into some equity there. And then, as they, they continued to sort of increase in value over the next little bit, I was able to actually cash out refinance some of that money as well. This helped me rebuild that nest egg. So pure, dumb luck, I'm not gonna lie. But I mean, at the same time, dumb luck comes from taking massive action and that's kind of how I got started, so… Michael: Totally, okay. And so you learn from the, you know, those two deals, and then went on to do some other stuff, tell us about that. Mike: Yep, exactly. So I learned from those ones. After that I had kind of had my confidence up a little bit. So I'm like, okay, I'm gonna do like a value add sort of deal now, like you hear starting like the proper first strategy, not the I got lucky with the first strategy. So I went and I bought a fixer duplex. Me and my wife, we fix that up ourselves, cash out, good amount of our money, then that was like the end of 2018. Then going into early 2019. I was like, hey, I need more capital, so I started flipping houses. I didn't have a huge amount of experience and money. So I basically was like, hey, find someone that's experienced, that has money and just basically doesn't want to do any work but doesn't mind telling me what to do… Partnered with a couple that was local here and we flipped a few houses together and would split the profits 50/ 50. So got that going use those profits to buy another property, which is a triplex. And then after that, it started to get more and more difficult to find opportunities, both with the partners I was flipping with and for myself, so I decided, hey, I need to start sourcing my own deals. You know, especially I started to connect with wholesalers and like other people that were marking their own deals, and I was like, you know, they're obviously doing something. There's no reason I can't do that. So at the, I guess, January of 2020 I officially started the business of what I'm doing now, which is a full time off market real estate investment business. Michael: So good. Mike: And then, yeah, so that was feeding 2020 survive through COVID, that sort of stuff took us a little bit to get going. But as of right now, we've done… total off market about, about 85/ 86 deals since being a 2020. Also sourced off market and I have nine, nine staff that worked for me, so three of them that are local to the US, and then a handful of virtual staff that handles a lot of our more administrative processes in cold calling, all that sort of stuff. Michael: So that is amazing, Mike. And so you know, of those 80 deals that you've done, are those all deals that you're doing, or you're taking on the ones that you like, and kind of wholesaling, and outsourcing, you know, passing on to the other ones you don't like? Mike: Yep, so it's kind of a mix of, you know, keeping the properties that we like as rentals, predominantly a lot of the multifamily as we keep. So our total portfolio now is I think, 43 doors. So that's across, like 20 to 22- 23 properties, the rest of them, we've either been wholesaling or we've been flipping, it really just sort of depends on the scale of the work that's involved in the neighborhoods, and also the needs of the business at the time. You know, sometimes there's one that would be great to flip, but it makes more sense to wholesale them and you know, make half as much money. But that's like a 20 day transactional process instead of a three month transactional process. Michael: Right, so okay and where is your geographical footprint? Mike: So we have done predominantly in Spokane, and Spokane area, Eastern Washington in northern Idaho. But we also started doing some stuff remotely last year, just for scale. So last year, we did eight deals that were all over in Knoxville, Tennessee, that we did completely virtual, one flip and seven assignments and those ones, we would, we did all the negotiations and closings, virtual, and we would just work with a local runner on the ground over there to go and verify the conditions and grab photos and all that sort of stuff. Michael: Awesome, and are you do you have I said on any other markets in the near future? Mike: Yeah. So that we recently brought on a professional sales manager to start helping us optimize our sales process in our teams. And working with our sales guys just to learn how to do the full sales process themselves, because… How we kind of built it cuz we bootstrapped this whole thing is, you know, we kind of hired and built systems as you know, need arose for them, right. So it wasn't a very holistic process. So we kind of have like a lot of like patchwork things in there, you know, for like, how we run us… around appointments, right, or like how we make offers things like that there wasn't a good cohesive process, it was almost lead by lead, which made it extremely time consuming for people for all of our sales guys. So we're working with him to iron those out and then once we have that process more streamlined, I mean, we should be able to drop in any market that we want and do pretty well. So yeah, we're looking there, we're looking at we have Knoxville, we're looking at the outskirts of Chicago right now. We're looking at a few places in Ohio, we're looking at a few places in Texas. And really, as long as you're able to find the staff, we have the marketing systems out down and once you have the sale system, if we can find a good sales guy should be pretty much copy and paste. So that's kind of what we're hoping to do this year. Michael: That's so awesome. Mike what I love about your story is that you've done like so much of all of the things like all the real estate investing things, you started very traditionally a single family than multifamily than flipping then burr you know, now you're wholesaling. What have you found to be the most fun? Mike: Yeah, so I love I mean, engineering is mine, I love building the marketing system and like solving the strategies of some of the more complex, you know, deals that come through, like the ones that the ones that we come in, get a contract signed, we close it our assignment and goes all smooth, those are awesome, like, you can't complain about easy money. But the ones that I find the most fun are like, okay, so we have a deal that's kind of tight, you know, we got to like work with the seller to solve their needs, you know, that means, you know, helping them find a place to go like working with attorney stuff like that. They're really sort of deep dive into some of these complex deals that are, you know, they require like an investigation, I find those to be really fun, and they're more satisfying when they're completed. Even if you do sometimes make less money, it's just like, it's more interesting. You know, I…we've started doing a lot of stuff like subject twos or we have one that we're signing, we got sent around today actually, it's a Novation agreement. So basically, we're partnering with the owner of the house to flip the property and then we give him like a baseline sale price. Everything above that will collect his profit. Michael: Oh my gosh, so cool… Mike: So we've never done one of those before and ultimately, that came around like he's a rational seller, he's willing to work with us, we were off by about $18,000. On our what we could mat ask what we're willing to pay versus what he was asking and we did the math, and we're like, well, that gap is, you know, still less than what our total loan costs would be. So what if instead, we just like met in the middle, gave him some extra money, we were still close to where we needed to be. And we don't have to go get a hard money loan, we can instead as part within the flip the deal. So working, strategizing, things like that. And, you know, one of the biggest things we found is that if somebody is willing to sell their property, there's almost always a mutually beneficial arrangement, you just have to work with them to solve their needs. You know, I think that's one of the biggest things that people don't understand or they kind of discount with, you know, off market real estate is it's not a real estate company, honestly, it's a marketing business, people business. And if you're willing to listen and get creative with people, and build that trust, and, you know, just like, think outside the box, there's opportunities that can be found everywhere, that are, you know, oftentimes even more lucrative than just like a cash offer, which is what everyone else shows a look for. Michael: Totally, totally. Wow, that's so cool. That's so cool. Mike, I want to ask you, because you did something and ran into a problem that almost every real estate investor that I've spoken to, either inside the academy or outside of the academy comes up against, and that's, I'm running out of money, or I've now run out of money. And so you mentioned taking on some business partners, we need to start doing some flipping, but what advice, what recommendations would you give to people that are kind of hitting this wall? Where should they be turning? Mike: Yes, so if you're brand new, it's gonna be a little different than if you're somebody that's trying to scale. So for when I was brand new, I was able to find that money by finding people that, you know, had more money than they had time. And I basically created the time that they needed, right? And I put in the hustle, and I, you know, did what I would do what needed to be done to do the deals and at the end of the day, there was people with the cash that wanted a more passive income opportunity. Michael: It sounds so mafio, I did what needed to be done, you know… Whatever it took… Mike: Off market, sometimes it's like that. Michael: It's great. Mike: But, uh, yeah, so if you're getting started, I think that's kind of the easiest way to go and especially if you show that you have some level of organization and commitment, like I mean, if you show up in your kind of grungy, and you have literally no expansion of nothing about real estate, you're probably not gonna be able to get that. But if you show up, and you're like, hey, I put a lot of thought into this, I think I can pull this off, this is what we're going to do and you come up with a strategy to somebody with money, they'll give you a shot, you know, so even the guys that work for me, now, they all want to get into flipping their own houses, like cool, you're showing that you can work you're showing hustle for me every single day, you bet that when you want to flip this property, I'm going to be happy to partner with you on it, you know, and you're going to go and you're going to make your money, I'm going to make my money and they're going to be able to get off the ground. If you're more established, where we've started to get cash. I know a lot of people look at like raising money from private investors, and those sort of things like how funds are, are those arrangements. We haven't necessarily look towards that instead but we've honestly relied on like lines of credit that are leveraged on the properties that we've accumulated. And surprisingly difficult to get those when you're trying to scale a business until it's funny until you kind of get your first one and like once you find the first credit union or bank that's willing to give you a line of credit on your, on your property, the other ones seem to be like, oh, well, you know… Michael: They gave… Mike: Mainstreet bank or whatever gave it to you like you must be okay and then they sort of build that way. And that is slightly risky, because they contend technically call the debt and things like that. So I wouldn't use that to buy like an entire property. But it does allow you to bridge the gap with like, you know, hard money loan down payments or renovation costs, things that you're going to have a quicker turn time on. And yeah, those are those are kind of the main methods that we've used, I know other people, other people raise private money, but we just haven't necessarily gone down that route yet. Michael: Yeah, no, that's great, that's great. And then another question, I get from a lot of the folks I speak with are, how do I figure out what's a fair partnership arrangement or a fair Partnership Agreement? Do you have any thoughts there? Mike: Yeah. So I think the biggest thing is being explicitly specific about what the roles and conditions are, of your arrangement. So how me and my business partner we've basically divided our roles is: Everything before, like we close on a property that's kind of my world. So I manage the sales team, I manage the marketing, you know, I manage the day to day sort of operations. Once we close on a property, that's his world, right. So he handles the contractors, he handles the renovations, he handles, you know, make sure the mortgage payments are paid all that sort of stuff, and having that firm agreement and that complete understanding that he's gonna do what I need to do, I'm gonna do what I need to do. It works out very well, because there's never any, you know, head butting, there's never any conflict. And also too, it's, it's allows us to scale very quickly, because we kind of each have our own business distributors, like reliant on each other, right. And so we're not trying to manage two very separate roles. We're not like really double dipping in anything. So that I think, I think that is very, very important and whether, you know, it doesn't have to necessarily a split like that, but whether you know, one partner is the sales guy, one partner is the marketing guy, like, just be super explicit on what that means and just try to stick to your roles as best you can. Michael: Love it, love it. Totally shifting gears here, Mike, what kind of properties are you targeting for your personal portfolio? Are you doing more flipping? Is it long term buy and hold, is it multifamily? Talk a little bit about that. Mike: Yeah. So our favorite for holds is like small multifamily, duplexes, triplexes quads. We have some single family stuff. But I mean, the cash flow that you get off of like duplexes, triplexes, and quads you really like, we really prefer those as right now, as opposed to like larger multifamily, just because it's so easy to get financing, and there's so much more liquid. You know, if you have a duplex that you decide you want to sell, it's a lot easier to offload that than like an 18 unit apartment complex. And, yeah, that's kind of what we're, we're targeting everywhere that we're going right now for our own portfolio. And then the half in terms of like renovations and flips, we're kind of looking at everything, we've, we've flipped everything from mobil homes, to we flipped a seven unit apartment complex, so you know what we'll be willing to take on anything like that but… Michael: That's awesome, that's awesome. Having done so many different things and start, you know, at different stages in your journey, what do you recommend people get started with? If someone's brand new real estate investing? Like I want to do real estate investing, everyone's talking about it, I have to do this thing, where should I start? Mike: So I would say if you're really serious about it, honestly, the best thing you could do is find someone that has a business like mine and go work for them. Michael: Hmm. Are you hiring? Mike: Oh, well, we are hiring sales guys, we're looking to go into new markets. Michael: What's the website called Mike? Mike: Yeah, so like, ehmm to reach out to us? Yeah, if you go to: https://inwproperties.com/ , you can send me a message on there for our business. But uh, yeah, I think that that would be the like, if you're really, really serious that you want to be a professional real estate investor go work for people that are professional real estate investors, you know, ideally in a role where you are getting to be a part of the deals and the negotiations. You know, I think that big sort of asterix there, when you're talking to people like that, make sure that they are actually walking the walk themselves. Because there's a lot of people that will be looking for cheap labor to kind of do like the, you know, the bottom of the barrel work they don't want to do, but they're not actually having that much success themselves. So you might not have that much knowledge to gain. I know, we are one of our most recent employees, who's our he was our transactions, our transaction coordination, or dispositions. It's like a 23 year old guy and he said, he talked to a handful of different people before he found us. And he's like, yeah, I kind of went in and found out they were only doing like, seven or eight deals a year and that wasn't like going to give them enough chances at bat, sort of like learn what they're doing. But yeah, and I'd say, if you want to be super serious, do that. If you want to be more of a casual investor, and you have a WT that you like, or you have a job that you like, honestly start going to meetups and just meeting people. And not only go to the meetups, meet people, but identify the key players at those meetups and follow up with them on a very regular basis. You know, and try to bring them value in some way. Because so many people, they go to those meetups, and they never reach out to somebody again, or they never actually try to bring value to any of the people they meet there and then surprise, it doesn't actually lead anything. Michael: A deal didn't fall in my lap, it sucks... Mike: Exactly. Yeah, that's what they're thinking, you know, you go and you find that heavy hitter at the real estate meetup and you, you know, call him every once in a while send him attacks, like you know, just try to engage and try to build a friendship, opportunities will come to you at the end of the day. You know, even if you do I'm a little bit crazy in the middle, they're eventually going to warm up to you know, the average person is gonna do that. Michael: You can wear them down. Mike: Exactly. Honestly, though. Michael: Oh, I love it. And I'm like, I agree with you 1,000% like find ways to bring these people value. I think for so many listeners who are just getting started, like, that's sounds like Greek to them and so what are some ideas? Or maybe like speaking for yourself what would you be receptive to if someone came to you as like, hey, I'm new, I'm trying to get started, this is what I'm going to help you with? And what are some actionable steps or some ways that people can actually bring value to some of those heavy hitters? Mike: Yeah, so it mean, it can be things as large as bringing them a deal, bring them an opportunity. It can be things as small as like making connections, you know, so you like, let's say, you meet with one of these, you know, larger investors, and they're like, oh, you know, I've been, I just had this big, like, roof job. And one of my properties, you know, it was a real pain, whatever and then it's like, okay, so maybe what you do is you go out, and you find them a better alternative for that in the future. And you say, like, hey, I remember you said that you, you really overpay for this roof, you know, I met this guy, um, you know, I talked to this guy, he has a similar, here's a business that could do that, probably for cheaper, right? Something like that. Or it can be as simple as you know, doing day to day work in one of their transactions if they need it. Like if someone's complaining about a tenant, or you know, somebody who's residing in a property they're working on, maybe offer to do the cash for keys conversation for them, see, if you if you volunteer to go and pay that person to leave for them, and just relieve some of their headache, like anything that you can find that could make their life a little bit easier, especially if they're a full time investor, and there's busy as a full time investors are, they'll remember that, and that will carry a lot more weight than you think it would. Michael: Totally. No, those are both great suggestions, I love that. I remember hearing um, one of the BiggerPockets podcast, it might have been Brandon Turner, David Green, one of the hosts know, like, if you're trying to get someone help you like, don't go ask them like, oh, what do you need help with? Because then that means they have to spend their mental capacity thinking of other things that you could do for them, as opposed to you coming to them saying, hey, I heard you had this problem, let me help solve it for you. Mike: Exactly. I mean, it's a people business, like I said before, you know, the other investors are people too and even when you're finding your own deals, when you're looking to wholesale those deals or pair that, you know, pair them with other investors, listen to what the investors want, I guarantee you'll make more money. If you find the deals that that specific investor wants, you know, and same thing, if you want partnerships, you want to find private lenders, you want to find contractors listen to their needs as a business. Everyone always thinks about money and a lot of times it is but everyone always has a deeper route than just pure money, you know… Michael: We hope… if they you know, some people, maybe not. Mike: Yeah, that's true. That's true. Michael: Mike, this was awesome, man, thank you so much for spending some time with me today. If people want to learn more about you, take advantage of your wholesale business, you know, off market deals, what's the best way they get in touch? Mike: Me and my business partner, we started our own podcast, I guess about four or five months ago. It's called: Collecting Keys - Real Estate Investing Podcast. It's kind of like a in the weeds sort of podcast about how to be a full time investor and sort of like the ins and outs of running a business like ours. So we get pretty in depth about different marketing strategies, things that have gone right with our business, things have gone wrong with our business. Our most recent episode that we just released, as this one came out was talking about a… oil spill that we had in one of our Airbnbs, or an oil furnace exploded. Michael: Oh, you're not talking like olive oil? Mike: No, no, no, no, this is yeah, this is Diesel fuel that flooded one of our properties. You know, so we talked about, like how you deal with that situation, which, you know, you have enough properties that eventually going to happen… So you can go check me out there. You can reach out to us through that website at https://collectingkeyspodcast.com/ . You can also hit me up on Instagram, which is @mike_invests, people feel free to shoot me a DM on there, I love to chat with people. Between those two things, you will get a pretty deep insight into what being a full time investor is actually like without all the fluffy stuff that you necessarily hear everywhere else. Michael: Love it a day in the life. Mike: Exactly. Michael: That's great but Mike, thank you again for hanging out with me. I really appreciate you and I'm sure we'll chat soon. Mike: Awesome. Thank you so much, Michael. I Appreciate it. Michael: Alright, you take care. 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The Man They Call Dave sits down with Joel and Jose Maximo (The S.A.T.) to talk about their careers in wrestling, their recent comeback, and so much more. They innovated the style as well as a lot of the moves we see today. They are veterans in the game having been trained by Mikey Whipwreck and Mike Awesome. Tune in for a talk with true legends in the game. #Maximobrothersinterview #SAT #wrestling #wrestlinginterview #workingfanspodcast #wrestlingpodcast #prowrestlingpodcast #prowrestlinginterview Contact us at: Twitter-@FansWorking Instagram-workingfanswrestling_pod Facebook-Working Fan's Podcast Email- firstname.lastname@example.org Website- Workingfanspodcast.com, what-the-buzz.com Subscribe, rate, and review us here: Apple Podcasts- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/working-fans-podcast/id1482321716?uo=4 Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/show/6DmVnxHWcURUj8akmwDD9v Google Podcasts- https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9kZDA1MTQ0L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe4jz_jqytm48skZ0CT6gJg Wherever you can Like, Rate, Review, Subscribe, and tell a friend or two! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/workingfanpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/workingfanpod/support
For our next quick series, we are watching Dusty's picks for each of the big three wrestling organizations' best PPVs. Extreme Championship Wrestling was an insane madhouse organization with a promotional maniac at the helm and a cult-like fanbase. At Heat Wave 1998, we saw some off their biggest stars put on a show that stands the test of time. RVD, Mike Awesome, and Taz beef up the undercard until... and yes, I have to say it... Enter Sandman. Our friend Brandon joins us for this episode. Follow him on Twitter @jeezuskryste, Instagram @jeezuskrystegaming, Twitch and YouTube! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SnarkMarksPod and subscribe to our YouTube channel!
With less than a week before the Royal Rumble, Solomonster offers his PREDICTIONS for both Rumble winners, plus who walks out as WWE and Universal champion... plus, a preview for tonight's GCW Hammerstein Ballroom PPV... his reaction to WWE changing WALTER's name to GUNTHER and the asinine trademark filing that got them a ton of negative publicity... reports of WWE being disappointed with the NXT relaunch after the first four months... Jon Moxley returns to AEW television and kills Chris Jericho's new catchphrase on his first night back... Bully Ray buries himself with an AWFUL take on why Moxley should have apologized to the fans during his Dynamite promo... AEW teasing a Moxley match with Bryan Danielson, and why Adam Cole should be next in line for a shot at Hangman Page and the AEW title at Revolution... Lio Rush announces the end of his AEW deal next month and why we shouldn't assume it has to do with his reaction to the Big Swole situation... Mustafa Ali's request for his WWE release DENIED... Sami Zayn sticking around in WWE for a few more years... Rey Mysterio announced as the cover boy for WWE 2K22... Finn Balor NO LONGER viewed by Vince McMahon as a main event talent?... L.A. Knight finally on his way to Raw or Smackdown?... and MAILBAG Q&A on why AEW should not do an angle with CM Punk and Colt Cabana... Big E becoming a Paul Heyman Guy after Wrestlemania... the demise of Mike Awesome in WCW... listing the BEST and WORST TNA/Impact champions in history... and was Stephanie McMahon's ascent to head of creative the reason WWE started losing viewers in the early 2000s? Visit WRESTLERUMBLE.COM to enter the Royal Rumble Pick'em and Custom Championship Belt contests for a chance to win BIG prizes!
WE ARE EXTREME Join Paul and Jay as we talk ECW we are now Extreme Taz, Mike Awesome, Nova, Sandman, Baldies, Rob Van Dam, Jerry Lynn, Justin Credible, Mikey Whipwreck, Chris Candido, Tommy Dreamer,Steve Corino, New Jack, Lance Storm, Raven, Sabu and loads more ECW originals We'll F'N get there! Extreme Rewind is a weekly Podcast where we review everyone episode of the original ECW from Eastern to Extreme for 1 - 401
WE ARE EXTREME Join Paul and Jay as we talk ECW we are now Extreme Taz, Mike Awesome, Nova, Sandman, Baldies, Rob Van Dam, Jerry Lynn, Justin Credible, Mikey Whipwreck, Chris Candido, Tommy Dreamer,Steve Corino, New Jack, Lance Storm, Raven, Sabu and loads more ECW originals We'll F'N get there! Extreme Rewind is a weekly Podcast where we review everyone episode of the original ECW from Eastern to Extreme for 1 - 401
WE ARE EXTREME Join Paul and Jay as we talk ECW we are now Extreme Taz, Mike Awesome, Nova, Sandman, Baldies, Rob Van Dam, Jerry Lynn, Justin Credible, Mikey Whipwreck, Chris Candido, Tommy Dreamer,Steve Corino, New Jack, Lance Storm, Raven, Sabu and loads more ECW originals We'll F'N get there! Extreme Rewind is a weekly Podcast where we review everyone episode of the original ECW from Eastern to Extreme for 1 - 401
This week we dive into the career of Chris Kanyon. We're looking at all iterations of the WCW star, including Mortis, the Jersey Triad, and Positively Kanyon. Matches this week include DDP, Mike Awesome, Kane, Undertaker, and the legendary Glacier. Follow the podcast on Twitter at @CrossbodyOfWork and be sure to rate & subscribe wherever you're listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
WE ARE EXTREME Join Paul and Jay as we talk ECW we are now Extreme Dusty Rhodes, Mike Awesome, Nova, Sandman, Baldies, Rob Van Dam, Jerry Lynn, Justin Credible, Mikey Whipwreck, Chris Candido, Tommy Dreamer,Steve Corino, New Jack, Lance Storm, Raven, Sabu and loads more ECW originals We'll F'N get there! Extreme Rewind is a weekly Podcast where we review everyone episode of the original ECW from Eastern to Extreme for 1 - 401
#MrFretz celebrates one year of Fretzlemania on Wrestle Addict Radio the only way he knows how, by reviewing WWE Raw from Movember 3, 2001. The Rock challenges Chris Jericho for the WCW title, Edge defends the IC title against Test and Vince McMahon GUARANTEES The Alliance has a mole who will defect come Survivor Series. My money is on Mike Awesome. Follow Fretz on Twitter/Instagram @Fretzlemania Join our EXCLUSIVE $5 Patreon: www.patreon.com/wrestleaddictradio Merch: https://fretzlemania.myteespring.co/ Patreons get 15% off! Read our exclusive blog with reviews, fan fiction and more! https://writteninwar.wordpress.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wrestleaddictradionetwork/message
Here we go friends! Another AWESOME Take it up with Creative episode. If the hint wasn't enough, we are discussing one of our personal favorites, Mike Awesome! We will be picking apart his time in WCW, and attempting to right all the wrongs that was the creative for a talent way ahead of his time! Tune in today!
Mike C-Roc Ciorrocco is the CEO of People Building, Inc., and the powerhouse behind the "What Are You Made Of?" movement. He is a performance coach, author, dynamic public speaker, visionary, and thought leader. He has been featured by Yahoo! Finance as one of the Top Business Leaders to Follow in 2020 and is on a mission to build people. He is driven to inspire others and he measures his success on how he is able to help others achieve greatness. C-Roc had a fire lit in him at an early age. That fire has ignited him with a fierce desire to compel people to see the greatness inside themselves using past life events to fuel their fire. Past hardships can be a powerful gravitational force that keeps you down and forces you to think small. To get out of orbit you need Rocket Fuel. Mike "C-Roc" Ciorrocco shows you how to convert past adversity into ROCKET FUEL to break free from the negative pull of pain and despair. 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But there is something about what has happened throughout your life leading up to where you are now that has molded this person that you've become. And I Mike: Right. Joe: Am interested in that. And and I always start with this, just like you always start. What is it? What are you made of? Right. That's what you Mike: They Joe: Start Mike: Had to turn your head sideways, I love Joe: perfect! Mike: It, you know, now, you know, I came from a broken home. I don't remember my parents together, Joe. I grew up around a lot of broken people, alcoholics, drug addicts, people suffering from anxiety, depression. My grandmother committed suicide after taking too much anti anxiety or depression medication. You know, a lot of things I went through as a kid just watching just destruction. And, you know, I think that decisions we make and Focus's that we have either go towards living and surviving or destruction. And I was seeing the destruction part and I wasn't OK with that. And I didn't want to accept that. So I would always try to help people switch around even from a young age. I was just not OK with what I was seeing. And, you know, my mom when I was three or four years old, I just remember her always telling me that I inspired her and I was going to be a leader. And I think subconsciously, subconsciously, she was doing that because she knew what was going on in the family and knew that I was gonna have to deal with some things. And so I had that programmed into me. So I was always just looking for people to help, looking for people to show them a better way and not buying into what they were telling themselves. And so, you know, that's just something I experienced at a young age. And really when it came down, what lit my fire and what I made of, I would say, is rocket fuel. Because when I was eight, my mom was moving on to her third marriage and I wasn't really up for going into another man's house and learned another man's rules Joe: Hmm. Mike: And but decided to give my dad a try who was moving on to his second marriage. And at that time, you know. I broke my mom's heart by doing that. I didn't know that at the time, but she told me later on that, you know, she cried herself to sleep at night when I left and I was our first child, you know, and when I moved to my dad's, everything seemed fine at first. But after three years, you know, during that three years, there was a lot of conflict. You know, there's a when you had step parents into the mix, any time that stuff happens. The kid is the only link between the past relationship and so a lot gets taken out on the children and anybody that's been in a broken home that dealt with child support, custody battles every other weekend, things that parents jealous, things like just everybody that's been through that knows what I'm talking about. And so a lot of that time they're in from eight to 11 hours, experience a lot of emotional, psychological abuse threats, things like that that were really probably not directed towards me, but came my way. And at nine years old, I would sleep with my baseball bat a lot of nights Joe: Wow. Mike: Because I was scared. And no kid should have to go through that, through that, of course. But that's what went into making me look. I went through these things. I went through court, child psychologists, to see if I was mature enough that at a young age to figure out who I wanted to live with, like all that kind of stuff Joe: Make Mike: And. Joe: Your own decisions, all of that, that crazy. Mike: Yeah, Joe: Yeah, yeah, Mike: Yeah, Joe: Yeah, Mike: And seeing parents fight Joe: Yeah. Mike: And, you know, just just not not happy environment, and so that's what went into me. But the thing is, is that I was always on the right side of the track. Thank God. I was always looking at how can I be better not being accepting of it. Let me look at the bright side of things. Let me look at, OK, what is this doing and how can I take advantage of using this to a better life? So one weekend I was coming home from my mom's house Joe: And Mike: And Joe: So Mike: I Joe: I don't mean to interrupt. Was this Mike: Noticed Joe: All Mike: For. Joe: In Maryland or all back on the East Coast or. Mike: This is in Pennsylvania, outside of Philly. Joe: Ok, cool. Mike: Yeah, Joe: Ok. Mike: So so my mom was living in Maryland, and you know what, I got to about 10, some 10 years old, give or take. I was coming home from my mom's house one day, one weekend after being there and my stomach was in knots. I was anxious. I don't want to go back. And my mom was saying something was wrong. She questioned me and I told her, you know, when you go through abuse, anybody that's been through abuse, you can probably relate to this. That one you don't just like to share because you're afraid that people won't believe you, too. You kind of you're so accustomed to going through it, you're not sure how bad it really is. Somebody on the outside would be like, holy cow, you're dealing with that really. Joe: Yeah. Mike: But as you're going through it, you just think it's ordinary. Another thing, maybe you're embarrassed that you let it go on for that long. And then the weirdest thing is that you're actually concerned with your abuser. You're like, what will happen if I share this to them? Joe: At. Mike: You know, just a weird thing. So I finally came came to the realization that I need to share that my mom said, you know, I'm going to get you out of there. I'm going to file court papers. You don't need to be going through that. That's not ordinary. You need to, you know, in a better situation, she said. But if you do if I do this, you need to stick to your guns. You've got to be like really, really firm because they're going to try to talk you out of it. And in life, when you believe in something, you've got to stick to your guns, man, because people will have agendas and they're going to try to talk you out of it, move one way or the other. And at the end of the day. If you do that, you're not going to live the life you want to live, so she reminded me that, you know, 10 years old, you know, filling my head with great stuff, you know, and I went back home that day and waited and waited weeks went by and waited for those court papers to be delivered. You know, I just knew it was going to happen. And I didn't tell my dad about it, of course. And then finally, one day I come home from school and the tension in the house, you could feel it like it was something was up. And I knew what the deal Joe: Mm Mike: Was. Joe: Hmm. Mike: I had to feel the first. I thought I did something wrong. You know, I'm looking around like, what did I do today? He had his papers in his hand. My dad did. And I knew, like, oh, here we go. And he told me to go to my room. Now, my dad was my hero. He had a successful masonry business, very hard worker, big forearms, rough hands. Joe: Yeah. Mike: You know, you tell he's a hard worker and he always cared a wad of hundred dollar bills in his pocket. And I thought that was the coolest thing and had a rubber band around Joe: So Mike: It Joe: Did Mike: And. Joe: My partner, it's so buddy. Mike: Yeah, yeah, it must be the last thing Joe: Yeah, and. Mike: He would always show me the money, and I thought it was a cool hundred dollar bills, Joe: Yeah. Mike: You know, so he came back in front of me and I didn't get into the discussion with him because my mom said, stick to your guns. So he proceeded to tell me how my mom would have guys coming in and out. Why would you want to go there? You have it made here. You have everything you need. They're poor. They don't have anything. You know, my mom was I mean, we look at the houses. Twenty five, thirty thousand. Our house broken down cars in the driveway. You know, we went on vacation to the Jersey Shore. Joe: Yeah. Mike: But we stayed in a rundown motel, one room for kids, two adults, and we were I just remember just the other day, we were actually able to bring some friends with us sometimes, which just makes it like just I don't even remember how that worked. And we would take black trash bags as a suitcase. So, you know, share my story. By the way, back in the day, I was kind of embarrassed by that. I just didn't like to share that, you know. Joe: Yep. Mike: But I started to realize that the more you share your story, the more impact you can have and the more people that can relate to it and maybe change your life for two Joe: Yep, Mike: Or millions, Joe: Yep. Mike: You know. So I started sharing that. But just to wrap it up real quick, so when I did confirm that my dad took that wad of hundred dollar bills out of his pocket, peeled one off, crumpled it up and threw it at me and said, if that's the case and you want to move there, you're going to need this when you're living on the street with your mother one day. And I remember that 30 some years I lived off that spark that was lit right there because I'm stubborn, my shirt that I think is, say, Joe: And. Mike: Stubborn, perversely unyielding, it's a good thing when it's on the right thing. But, you know, I was like, I'm not going to let that happen. And so 30 some years, I was driving off that spark until two years ago. I really subconsciously I was doing that. I really realized two years ago, wait a minute here, there's something magical that's going on. My life keeps going on its upward trajectory. No matter what happens, no matter screw ups, let downs, disappointments, what is happening here and what I found, which I wrote in my book that's coming out Monday, May 3rd on Amazon Rocket Fuel, I was taken everything that would stop normal human beings or slow them down, store it in my fuel tank instead of my truck, would weigh you down and converted it into rocket fuel for my future to become unstoppable. And I found that and I realized, wait a minute, this is not just a concept. This is an this is a law. If you do this, you really are unstoppable to live in the life of your dreams until you're plucked from this planet. So that's why I decided to write this book that Grant Carter wrote the foreword because it was so powerful. I got to get this message out to people. So that's a little bit about the story. There's you know, that's the short version, actually. Joe: No, that's all good. That's exactly what I wanted, the only piece that I still need to figure out is what did you do? How did you figure out what you wanted to do in life in that middle section of where people go to college or they get a job? Or what Mike: Yeah. Joe: Did you do during that time? Mike: Well, I played football and I didn't drink any alcohol or party all through high school, I played football, baseball wrestled, but football was my love Joe: Mm hmm. Mike: And I just I always thought about I want to go to Ohio State, play football, because I just love their team. I watched them play Michigan all the time growing up. And I never grew tall enough, never grew fast enough Joe: I feel your pain. Mike: That. Yeah. So five, six and three quarters, you got to be really, really fast if you're five, six Joe: Yeah. Mike: And three quarters. So I decided to go to Division three. I played football in college study business. But when I got to college, Joe, I lost my focus and I started chasing girls and party in which I never did before. And it was like Disney World first, you Joe: Yeah, Mike: Know what I mean? Joe: Yeah. Mike: And I just lost, man, I four, five, six, seven years in that range. I was just it's all I cared about was parties where the girls at and I need to be around people. And so that's that's the lead up to that. And then eventually I met my wife, who just the commitment to my wife straighten me up. And I was off to the races. I think that my thing with my wife right now, I joke with her all the time, is I have to outsource. I have to earn her spending on Amazon and deliveries to the house. So it's constantly like this. The other day she's like, I look I go up in the kitchen and there's a piece of decking, like the composite decking. Joe: Oh, you know Mike: We Joe: That Mike: Have Joe: That's Mike: A wood Joe: Going Mike: Deck. Joe: To be redone. Mike: And I'm like, I already told you, oh, not right now. It seems like I already had somebody come over measured Joe: Oh, Mike: On my car and drive back down into the cave. Joe: That's Mike: I call this my studio, my cave. I got to go make some money now. Joe: That's so Mike: A Joe: Funny. Mike: Great motivator. Joe: That is awesome. All right. Well, that's where and was college. Mike: Salisbury University in Maryland. Joe: Ok, and then ever since you've stayed in Maryland, Mike: Yeah, Joe: But Mike: I Joe: Now Mike: Moved Joe: You're Mike: To Joe: In Mike: Connecticut Joe: Ocean City, Mike: For a period of time, Joe: Yep, Mike: But we moved to Ocean City Joe: Yep. Mike: Now. Yep. Joe: Which is beautiful. I love it there. OK, cool. Yeah. And I'm Mike: Thank Joe: On the East Mike: You. Joe: Coast. I'm originally from New Mike: A Joe: York. Mike: Cool, Joe: So. Mike: Cool. Joe: So this leads right into the question that since you're going to do the decking, are you still doing. Are you still in the mortgage business because that's your. Mike: Yeah, Joe: Yeah, Mike: Yeah, Joe: Ok. OK. Mike: Yeah, we have a have a division that I run with three best friends, they take care of the day to day operations Joe: Yep. Mike: And it's a large division under our nation's lending. And we run it like our own business. And it's great people, great culture. It's just phenomenal. Joe: And Mike: So. Joe: You've been doing that quite a long time, right? I've saw Mike: Yet. Joe: You've gotten rated as number number one in Yahoo! Finance are right. I mean, you have. Mike: Yeah, so 2006, I got into it and started as a loan officer and just went from two employees and started a branch and vision and two employees up to 40. Joe: Wow, that's incredible. OK, cool. So when did you make this shift of and you talk about this in one of your videos about sharing your story and you share. You also mentioned it when you were giving your story, how important that is. And when did you make this when did you allow yourself to say, OK, I have this business and I have great partners and people to run this business? When did you decide to at least start your company now with what you're doing with your podcast, in your book and everything? What was the trigger for that? Mike: Yes, so early, twenty, nineteen, my stepfather, George, she took over from my dad when I was 11. He was a great guy and he passed away in twenty eighteen and a heart attack suddenly. And I wrote about this in the book, the story about how he found out and everything. It's it's you know, but but at the end of the day, he had a passion when he was passionate about something like football, baseball, hunting, fishing. He would get up and just go nuts, like deep voice, like everybody couldn't, like, really understand him. He was like so passionate, like they would be taken aback by him. And when he passed away, you know, a couple of weeks after he passed away, I had this passion or energy, something spirit come inside of me. Like, I just felt different. And I realized that I wasn't playing a big enough game in life. You know, I was doing well in the business and the mortgages and all that. But it just that's not the game that I was designed for. I was playing small and I started to realize, wait a minute, I need to open myself up to other opportunities, because if I just focus here, this is where I'm going to stay. And I was having truths that I was telling myself and beliefs that I was telling myself is that this is it for me. This is I'm stuck, you know, Joe: Mm Mike: And Joe: Hmm. Mike: I don't necessarily love the mortgage business. It's great and all that. But the end of the day, I just had a bigger, bigger calling. And so I started trying to figure out, OK, how can I get known in this calling of building people? Because that's what I actually do at the mortgage business. It wasn't the mortgage business. It was I was building people. I was helping develop people. And so I said, how can I get known more in a bigger, bigger scale mystate instead of just my town? Then I was like, that's not big enough. I'll come up short. How about the country and then the globe? And then I was like, you know, what? If I start really expanding my mind, I'm like, if there's aliens, which I've never seen one, but if there is, let me see if I can get aliens to know who I am and really go for that and then come up a little short and I'll be all right. And that's the way I started thinking about things and started trying to impact and share my story with tens of millions of people, hundreds of millions of people. How can I do that? And I started to obsess about that. And that's when the podcast came. The book idea came and and I just started networking like an animal and going on. You know, I've done three hundred interviews in the last year. Joe: Oh, that's crazy. Mike: So just really lean into it and that's how it all started, and then now I'm into tech, into the tech world where I'm developing a tech product. I co-founded the company. And also we have other we're creating a tech portfolio of other co-founders, non tech entrepreneurs that have ideas that think that they can never do it. They usually go to the grave with those Joe: Mm Mike: Things. Joe: Hmm. Mike: We're bringing them into the world and giving them the resources they need to actually co-found their companies and creating unstoppable people. Because my mission, Joe, is all people are unstoppable to live in the life of their dreams. And so everything I do, I filter through that mission. Joe: It's so cool, man, and it's so funny because you hit it right on the head with with the same thing with me, it's like you don't have a successful business. But I know it's not my calling. It's not what I was put here to do. And and everything that I do should be so much more impactful and so much bigger. And I've had this I had the conversation with David Meltzer. And at the same Mike: Yeah. Joe: Time, he brings you back in focus and he's like, yeah, but you should know that you you have everything you need. You just got to get out of your own way. It's not a matter that you should focus on wanting more. You have it all. You're just Mike: Yep. Joe: You're literally getting in your own way of getting it done. Mike: Yeah, and that's the thing, it's the truths that we tell ourselves we're living an illusion, we let the illusions that we have based on our beliefs and past experiences, and we let that affect us and limit us and block us. And really, at the end of the day, you know, we'd rather explain our life instead of actually intervening in it. We'd like to explain with excuses, you know, and justify things and, you know, at the end of the day, man, we just tell ourselves what we can tell ourselves that helps us survive. And to me, that's not good enough, because you're going to always come up a little short, so why not thrive and really go after it? And, you know, there's not everybody that's going to be able to do what we do. So why don't we take it up a notch and get get really abundance, like go after abundance so that we can help other people and distribute this information to other people. So that's the kind of things that I started thinking. I started hanging around people that coach and mentor me the right way, thinking big, you know, also, you know, still like Dave Meltzer talks about, you've got to be happy now. It's not like later, Joe: Yeah, Mike: So. Joe: Yeah, so I don't want to go down the current path, I follow him, I love the stuff that he does. I know that it fits the mold for a lot of people that are in the real estate world. And but Mike: Yeah. Joe: I also know that he's doing a lot of other things. But how he wrote the foreword to your book, which is amazing, how how much did he influence you making this jump to doing what you're doing now? Mike: So when George died, my stepfather, my brother was read in the next room and he said, Mike, you've got to read this book, this guy sounds just like you. I'll take a look at it. I started I saw Grant before and like pictures, but I thought he was like a real estate. Joe: Yep, Mike: I thought he trained realtors, Joe: Yep, Mike: I wasn't even sure, Joe: Yep. Mike: Right, so I read the book and I'm like, holy cow, this guy speaking to me, he's going through similar situations that I've been Joe: Yeah. Mike: Through. Like, I can totally relate. And I but but the big thing was about it was I've always had this big think, but I got cocooned for a while by people that I surround myself with that were broken thinkers, broken mindset, people, people that didn't fit my culture, but they produce. So I kept them around and people that quit on me. And I let that affect me personally. And I got into this situation where I was invalidated, me myself. I felt invalidated on being the animal that I actually am. And so when I was reading that book, I'm like, wait a minute, this this shows me something. I'm not the crazy one. Those people are the crazy ones. I have an animal. So I did unleash it. So I was able to unleash the beast and that's what it did for me. And then I just immersed myself in this content, hung around with all these people, build relationships inside his company, because I just want to be around those types of people. Joe: Yep. Mike: Great, great friendships. Like I said, Jerry Glantz, a friend of mine, I just you know, I'm proud to have them in my in my circle. And so when when I wrote the book, the book actually came from an idea that I got while I was interviewing grad on my podcast about I asked him the question, what would it take to get into outer space? Not like literally, but figuratively speaking, getting away from all the gravity and negative suppressors of people and things that can mess with you. When can you get that amount of money or that amount of whatever it is? And he said people aren't ready for that discussion. He said that's just something the answer doesn't people don't like the answer to that question and I'm like, well, what would it take? You know? And I started thinking about rocket fuel. Rocket fuel is what it would take. Take it all that stuff, converting it and fuel your way up there. And then once you do that, you remove all that stuff out of your way. There's nothing to stop you and you become unstoppable and indestructible. And that's the thought that started going through my head and I started obsessing about it. I'm like, I got to write this. So when I did that, I'm like the only person that would make sense to be writing the forward for this book is Grant. I don't know if he does afterwards. I don't know if he charged me. I don't know anything. I'm going to make it happen, though. And that's what I started thinking all the time. I just dwelled on it, wrote it down and. Book is almost done, and I made a phone call and there are some details that went into doing that and I just got done and his name is on the cover of the book is for Written Joe: Yeah, Mike: By Grant. Joe: Yeah. Mike: So that adds to credibility that I may not have had before, but the content in the book is just so powerful, man. It's just I actually can be honest with you about something like like I'm always honest, but like just totally transparent. I read that book over and over again during the editing process. Right. And I got so sick of it and because I've read it so much, but then I haven't read it in a while and I went back and my team, we go through in the morning and we'll pick a passage to read out of it just to see what what we come upon. And I don't even remember writing some of the stuff. I'm just like, wow, this is like this is really good stuff. Joe: That's cool, Mike: So it's a weird Joe: Yeah. Mike: It's a weird mind game when you're writing a book and then to see the actual finished product. It's a good time. Joe: That's really cool, yeah, I look forward to reading it, I it's, you know, just talking with you, I can tell we're in sync on a lot of this stuff. You're ahead of me because you wrote a book and I haven't done it yet, but I know that it's a good process to go through. Where did you figure out where you wanted to start in the book in regards to your life? Mike: So, you know, I started share my story that I share with you and I have other parts of my life in there, too, that are just crazy, blew people's minds. But I really what I did was I started writing in my phone while I was on airplanes and I would just write ideas in my phone and and I would write stories that happen in my life. And then my podcast, we transcribe the podcast episodes, the first few that were a monologue style, and we just created a framework. And then it doesn't look anything like it started. That's how I got started with it and just started, you know, what kind of what went into me, what am I made of? And I just went into that and started sharing it. And then the lessons that broke off from each of those things, because, you know, a lot of people have been through there's people that have been through a lot more than I have. But my story is pretty crazy. Like there's some stuff that happened to me that nobody could imagine going through. But I'm still here, brother, and I'm still going hard. Joe: I hear you. I see that and you brought up a good point and one of the videos that I watch where you said people discount their story, right? They don't think, why would anybody care? It's not that Mike: Yeah. Joe: Special. Well, when were you able to actually take your own thoughts as part of your own story and make that switch where you said, wait a second, you know, what I've gone through is important. If it can help one person in the world, that's value enough. I mean, when did you or did you not ever doubt that your story was powerful? Mike: No, so I would I never shared it and I saw Pete Vargas share his story on the 10x growth conference stage in twenty nineteen, I'm sitting there watching and this is the first big stage, I think, that Pete was on. He was nervous and scared and his face, you could tell, is sweating and he would tell you this. I'm friends with Joe: Mm Mike: Him, so Joe: Hmm. Mike: It's not something I'm talking about. Joe: Yeah, no, no. Mike: But I thought to myself, I'm watching that. I don't know who he was at that time, but he was telling a story about his father and he was like really connecting with me and the relationship and how he grew up in a rough spot. And then they came back together and how it all worked out. And I'm like, wow, this is just like powerful. I felt like everybody else disappeared in the place and it was just him talking to me. And I'm like, I need to learn how to do that. And if he can do it, I know I could do it. That's what went through my head. And I told the guys I was with when we got in the car afterwards, I'm like, I'm going to be on that stage. I'm going to share my story one day and I know I can do it. And so then I started sharing the story of one person, two people, five people. And they were like, that's all. I really can relate to that. Then I said, Well, shit, I need to go to ten million people Joe: Mm hmm. Mike: If I could do it and how can I do that? And that's when I started obsessing about getting known and sharing that story. And, you know, I was able to talk to Pete after that and actually learn from him how to share your story. And but I shared that that that story about seeing him in the audience and how everybody just disappeared and how he connected with me. And so it's pretty powerful stuff, Joe: Yeah, Mike: Man. Joe: That's really powerful, but that's got to be a little eerie to just be sitting there Mike: The. Joe: And all of a sudden it's just like a movie where everything around you blurs out and it's just Mike: Yeah. Joe: The two of you. Yeah, Mike: Yeah. Joe: That's incredible. Something real light like question I have for you. The logo is it is a logo. And I'm going to take a guess and I'm probably going to be wrong. And you're going to say, well, nice try, Joe, but does it have anything to do with the Lynch? Mike: So the sirocco, the blue. Joe: Yeah. Mike: Yeah, so it's just upside down, see, and in two hours that are, you know, for Cerak and then it just has a little dude in there holding up the world, if you can see him. That's what it has now. It doesn't. I Joe: Ok, Mike: Didn't see that. So linchpin, Joe: Only because Mike: Huh? Joe: When I read some stuff from you talking about, you know, in some of the verbiage that I read about you and on your website, you mention Mike: Yeah. Joe: The word linchpin. I can't remember the context, but it was. Mike: Yeah, no, you know what, I. Joe: And then when I looked at a picture of a lynchpin, I was like, wait, it is Mike: I Joe: Round. Mike: Got to Joe: And Mike: See what a picture of a linchpin Joe: You Mike: Looks like Joe: See Mike: Because Joe: Now Mike: Because, Joe: I have Mike: You know, Joe: You thinking. Mike: Like that's. Yeah, I got to look at this because maybe maybe, yeah, maybe it does, Joe: The. Mike: So I didn't design the logo myself I had professionally done, and maybe he had that in mind as well. Joe: Only because it's mean you could kind of say it a little bit. I don't know. Mike: Yeah, yeah, I see what you're saying, Joe: Right, Mike: Yeah, Joe: It's Mike: No, Joe: Round Mike: I didn't Joe: With Mike: Have Joe: The Mike: That. Joe: With the thing through it, and I'm thinking, OK, well, maybe it's kind Mike: Yeah. Joe: Of hinting towards it and and I Mike: Now, Joe: Said, Mike: It was really just the sea Joe: Yeah. Mike: And the two hour and holding up the world and helping lift up the Joe: That's Mike: World, Joe: Cool, Mike: That's what Joe: That's even cooler, so you can Mike: The. Joe: Throw my idea right out the window, Mike: Now, Joe: But Mike: I Joe: I Mike: Like that, I like that. Joe: Do I do some upfront investigation of the person I'm talking to in the life and all of that stuff. And I saw that, you know, because you're doing your mortgages. And I saw that Jennifer is in real estate and I don't Mike: Yeah. Joe: Know if she still is, but. Mike: Yes, yes. Joe: So that's a really cool synergy between the two of you, first of all, I think that probably works really well. But just for the people in the audience who had a great relationship with their significant other, how important has that been in the balance of your life, especially what you went through as a young, you know, a young man being able to have that support in and you found the love of your life and it's you know, there's that whole synergy there between you. Mike: Yeah, I mean, it's it's everything, I mean, like I said, I made a joke about trying to earn her spending with that, but then on the day she does a great job, she did she was a stay at home mom for a while until our youngest was in school. And then I said, you know what? I'm going to try to you know, we've got to figure out something because I'm giving deals away Joe: Uh huh, Mike: To people. Joe: Yep. Mike: And, you know, it would be great if you get a license and she ended up doing it. And she's just the type that if she gets into something, she goes hard with it. And she did great the first two years, just fantastic. I didn't even realize how much money she made last year until I saw ten ninety nine. I'm like, wow, you did great. But she's just phenomenal and aligns well with our business. Obviously I don't do mortgages much anymore. Joe: Yeah. Mike: I don't do it all. I just I work on the business maybe an hour a day. My team runs the day to day. They do a fantastic job. And so but it aligns well, obviously in a lot of our people, their spouse got their real estate license, too, because it aligns so well. Joe: Mm hmm. Yeah. Mike: So, yeah, but but at the end of the day, we are you know, I'm very clear with what I'm trying to do, my dreams. And she is clear on the fact of her dreams and the fact that she's willing to support me and run through fire for me. And Joe: Yeah. Mike: It's just a great feeling because I can't do it without her, obviously. Joe: Yep, yep, I just wanted to sort of bring that up, because I think it's important I have the same sort of relationship with Joel Mike: And Joe: And Mike: It's Joe: My significant Mike: Awesome. Joe: Other. So it's Mike: Yeah. Joe: To me, it's super important. And with what happened with covid, you know, a lot of things just stopped. Right. And Mike: Mm hmm. Joe: Changes were made. And so she got furloughed from doing her day to day job and has not been brought back. But she's always had this dream of doing photography. And so now I basically have said to her, you are not going back and you are going to from this point forward until whenever the world ends for you, you're going to follow your dream. So I Mike: Awesome. Joe: Think it's important. Right. And to Mike: Yeah. Joe: Support each other and it's nice to see that you have that same relationship. Mike: Yeah, so, so, so important that it aligns I mean, so much conflict comes from just not being aligned with the mission, Joe: Yep, Mike: You know, Joe: Yep. Mike: And I think that people need to realize that their personal dream, their mission, I call it their purpose, their mission. It's it's more important than anything when it comes down to it really is. Joe: Yeah. Mike: And that's why it's so important to share that with your partner, to make sure that they're on the same page with you. Joe: So let's talk about that. I'm sure I'm probably older than you at this point, but we're Mike: Yeah, Joe: At Mike: Definitely, definitely. Now Joe: The. Mike: I'm 40, I'm 40 for some, I'm Joe: Oh, Mike: A Joe: My gosh, I'm so Mike: Young Joe: Old, Mike: Pup, Joe: I can't. Mike: But I am going on 18 years of marriage. This May so. Joe: Congratulations, that's awesome, yeah, Mike: Thank Joe: Joel Mike: You. Joe: And Mike: Thank Joe: I Mike: You. Joe: Are 20, I think, at this point. Mike: Ok, cool, congrats. Joe: Yeah, I turned fifty nine this past February, so, Mike: Oh, man, I Joe: You know. Mike: Can't tell. I really can't Joe: Yeah, Mike: Tell. Joe: Well thank Mike: Maybe Joe: You. Mike: That's why that's why you shave your head, because that way you can't see any Joe: That's Mike: Gray hairs. Joe: Exactly, exactly right. They got my eyebrows Mike: Hey, Joe: Are still dark, Mike: Look, I'm with you the way the. Joe: So do you ever look at where you are now and you look back and go? I mean, and I think we've talked about this with some of the great people, like, you know, we can bring up David Meltzer again because he's just he's like one of my mentors. I love the guy at the Mike: Is Joe: Death. Mike: Awesome. Joe: You know, what is what's the saying? Something like the the teacher. The teacher appears when the student is ready, Mike: Yeah. Joe: Right? Mike: Yeah, yeah, yeah, teachers. Joe: Yep. Mike: Yep, exactly. Joe: And it's the same thing with life. Like things come when the time is right. And some people would argue against that. Some people would say whatever. But you just started on this path now, right. Something flipped when you're 40, when your stepfather passed away, it said there's you know, and you might have felt that your whole life because you people like you and I always were pulled towards something. Right. We're entrepreneurs. We've always worked towards a greater goal of whatever. Do you ever look back and go, God, I wish I had started this sooner? Or is it like, no, it's this is the time. This is the right time. It's happening now. You know, I'm interested in what your thought process is on that. Mike: Well, I'm curious, asking the question, you must have felt some kind of feeling about that in the past, maybe. Joe: I constantly go like I had, I chased another dream up until this point, and that Mike: Yeah. Joe: Dream didn't happen for me and I openly admit all the time that I didn't put in the work to make that dream happen. I'm Mike: The. Joe: I'm a trained you know, I went to college for music. So my whole life has been surrounded by music. And one day I was going to tour the world and be this famous drummer for and I always use the example because I love his music. John Mayer. Mike: Yeah. Joe: That never happened for me because I know now I can look myself in the mirror and go, You didn't put in the work. You didn't put in the Mike: Yeah, Joe: Tent. Mike: The commitment, Joe: Yeah. You Mike: Yeah. Joe: Didn't do the ten thousand hours. You Mike: Yeah. Joe: You would rather had gone down to the college campus bar and had a bunch of beers and chicken wings with your buddies Mike: Yep. Joe: Instead of going back into the practice room and spending another four hours at night. So I am fine with I get it now, but now Mike: Yeah. Joe: I'm trying to take like the rest of my life and make it amazing and live much Mike: Yeah. Joe: Bigger. And so I am at the stage right now doing that change, shifting Mike: Mm hmm. Joe: My my frame of mind. I know the world is abundant. I know that everything you know, I just have to look towards the good of everything. And the more I focus on the good and the abundance and the gratitude, more of it just keeps coming in. In the last two months, it's been incredible for me. And so and it's I always was the oh, woe is me. Like I work my ass off. Why am I not getting that? Why am I not Mike: Yep, Joe: Doing that? So Mike: Yeah. Joe: That's why I asked you this question Mike: Yeah, Joe: When that, Mike: Yeah. Joe: You know, was the shift with your with Mike: Yeah. Joe: Your father, your stepfather passing away and you just saying when you said you felt it in your heart, you were like, I need to do something bigger. Was that the pivotal point for this? Mike: Yes, it was, and I did look back and be like, man, I cannot believe when I started finding out things and becoming aware of things, I cannot believe I didn't start this sooner. I didn't know that. Like, I just felt like I had wasted I went through a period of time where I felt like I wasted time and time is so valuable. And I said, you know what? I don't know how much longer I have on this planet, but you know what, at this point, the window keeps shrinking. I got to pick up my urgency. I got to move faster. I got to demand more and be louder and be more impactful and be just more intense than I would have had to if I started a long time ago, that's all. And so at first I did look back and with some regret. But then I quickly got out of that and said, OK, what have we got to do to get this done in the window that I do have left? So, yeah, I definitely and that was the pivotal, pivotal point, of course, working towards it my whole life, not knowing it. Joe: Yeah. Mike: You know, there's a story in the Bible and they made a movie about it with Steve Carell about Noah's Ark. You know, it was told over some years he took to build this big arc and he didn't really know why he was doing it, he was just being told to do it by God. If you believe in God, Joe: Hmm. Mike: Which I do, or if it's intuition or whatever. And he got these animals and people were laughing at him and discouraging them and he just kept doing it anyway and building a ship in a place where there's never rain. Joe: All right. Mike: And did it make sense, it didn't seem to make sense at the moment, but he kept doing it and he kept being committed and doing it and doing it and doing it before you know it. The rain came, washed everybody away, and he survived with all the animals that he had and his family. And so I look at that lesson and I started to see this now. I started to see that the things when I'm committed and obeyed to my purpose, my mission, and I filter things through that, whether it's the people I hang out with, my actions, my words, my thoughts, my environment, when I start to filter through that mission. I'm obeying what I'm supposed to be doing and things just magically work out and I start to see opportunities everywhere, but when I don't do that, they're missing. And so you don't need to know what the end game is necessarily. You should be shooting for something, but just be looking for the opportunities. As long as you're obeying your mission and filtering everything through your purpose or mission or whatever you want to call it. Joe: Yeah. All right, well, that makes me feel good that I'm not the only one that had some regrets, so thank Mike: The. Joe: You for being vulnerable and saying that because I definitely have gone through it and I have like I said, I'm older than you. So I think, you know, think, Mike: None of us are alone, Joe. None of us are, you Joe: Ok. Mike: Know, I've anything that you go through, there's somebody else out there experiencing it for sure. Joe: Right, and I think that's what you're a lot of what you talk about is it's so important to share your story because it literally could help one person, which would be a huge help. You never know where they are in their state of mind. And if it lifts them, that's awesome. But imagine being able to help tens of thousands of millions of billions of people. Right. So I understand that's what the goal is for people like us who want to do that. So I I wish you the best of luck in doing that. And and same Mike: Thanks. Joe: With myself. Mike: Yeah, Joe: They've Mike: You, Joe: Got Mike: Too. Joe: To get it done. Mike: That's right, Joe: Ok, Mike: That's right. Joe: So you said something earlier about the book, which is the name of the book is Rocket Fuel. And you said it's May, May 3rd. Mike: Yeah, May 3rd, Monday, May 3rd, it's coming out on Amazon, and, you know, it should be a best seller based on we have we presold it. So I'm thinking that it's not going to have a problem being a best seller, number one best seller. Joe: Yep. Mike: What we shall see. But I'm going to do a bunch of lives that day, Instagram and Facebook lives, and just have some fun with it Joe: Cool. Mike: And celebrate. Joe: Ok, cool, so let's talk about it a little bit. Mike: Sure. Joe: You said something earlier that I thought was really cool, which was taking you said something about taking whatever comes in and not putting in it in the trunk, but putting it in the fuel tank and making rocket fuel. So explain Mike: Yep, Joe: That again Mike: Very Joe: To me, because Mike: Good. Joe: I I loved Mike: Yeah. Joe: It when you said I was like and I didn't even write it down. Mike: Yeah. Joe: I was like, no, that's got to go up here in my brain. So I would love to Mike: Well, Joe: Hear that again. Mike: Well, when you want something in life and things come your way to stop it or slow you down, if you remove a one thing, obviously that's going to help. But removing is not good enough for me. So I take all that stuff. Haters, people that discourage me laughed at me. What I'm trying to do, screw ups of my own people trying to screw me, all that stuff I just stored in my fuel tank. And usually people put it in their trunk and that weighs them down. You know, most people quit on their dreams because other people are talking Joe: Mm hmm. Mike: About them and saying, no, you're not the same. Why are you doing that? In all kinds of different things? I take all that and say, you know what, like here's an example, by the way, I stored in my tank, my fuel tank, to convert it into rocket fuel rather than my trunk, where it weighs me down. And some of the people closest to me, you know, like some of my business partners and friends and they know who they are. I talk to them about it. And I said, you know what? You keep saying the stuff like, hey, why don't you go do your podcast? Hey, you know, just this stupid digs like that, right? At the end of the day, they're trying to get at me, but they're really just talking about themselves, reflecting upon themselves and the fact that they should be doing that and they're not. And so I know that. And I tell people, you know, you want to say that, great, you're not going to achieve what you think you're going to achieve because all you're doing is giving me more fuel and I'm going to push it even harder. So when somebody says that to me, I'll do it on purpose, where I'll push harder and then I'll show it up in their face a little bit more to about. They're seeing so many posts on Instagram, I'll make sure I send it to them in a direct message, because that way it shuts them Joe: Yeah, Mike: Up Joe: Yeah, Mike: For Joe: It's weird, I don't Mike: Not Joe: Understand, Mike: Being. Joe: I don't understand, like people want to bring you down to their level, right? We deal with that all the time. And and social media has done so much to expose those people. And I just don't understand why they can't be happy for you. But they. Mike: Well, they can't because so I've already realized this in my mind now I know this, it's not them personally, it's their mind. And what it's happening is they just the subconscious mind just justifies where you are. It's trying to justify the truths that you told yourself and when something comes in to threaten that. You have to basically there there things fire off to protect their subconscious beliefs, and so it's not really them personally that's doing it and that's why you can't take it personal. You need to understand it. And then when they're doing it, you need to lay it out to them and let them know, hey, listen, I know what's going on here. I get it. You're where you are and you're trying to justify where you are. And you're saying this stuff to me. I don't take it personal, by the way. I use it as fuel. So thank you. And if you want to say more, continue to give me fuel. Great. But I would rather be able to help you. On break the like, just open up your truths and change them, change your beliefs. And expand your mind and see what you can achieve instead of worrying about what I'm doing and that's the way I handle it, I don't really get fired up or angry or take it personal. It's just a situation where they're going through it. And I think we've all been through it Zoom. I think I'm more understanding of it, Joe: Yeah. Mike: But I will not. But if they don't listen to me when I talk about that, I will not spend time with them because I'm not going to spend time with people that don't align with the mission. Joe: Totally agree. So the book Rocket Fuel coming out May 3rd on Amazon, who is this book for? Mike: Specifically, this is for people that have gone through things in life. And they feel like they keep getting held back or slowed down by things are stopped and they're just they're just done with it. They're they're at the point right now where they've had enough. They're getting sick of where they are and they want to do something about it. And they are looking for that breakthrough that that that superpower, because really it is it's like John Maxwell, House leadership, because this thing is so powerful. And I validated it so, so thoroughly that it's a law, it's the Rockefeller law. And so it's for people that are just sick and tired of being where they are. And they want to advance. They want to have a better life, life of their dreams. And I believe, like I said, my mission is all people are unstoppable to live in a life of their dreams. And so that's what's for. Joe: Yeah, and I saw that it seems like part of the focus is about past pains and obstacles and how you you basically help with the book to to change, take people and turn it around and say, you know, like you're saying, use those things as rocket fuel to get you to the next level. So don't lean on them. Don't have them in the trunk, don't have them as baggage, but instead take what you've learned, take what has happened and convert it to rocket fuel by doing whatever you talk about in the book. Mike: Yeah, Joe: Right. Mike: Yeah, the magic, the magic, here's the magic, right? The magic is when you have something happen and you get that feeling in your chest, that's where it hits me, by the way, like something Joe: Hmm. Mike: Bad happens and like this speed to which you can recognize that and convert it and look for opportunity. That's when you master the Rockefeller law. That's what it's all about, the longer time it takes, the more doubt creeps in, Joe: Yeah. Mike: A more negative energy creeps in, the more victimhood creeps in. And the missed opportunities happened during that period. So you want to shrink that window to as little as short as possible because we all feel it. We're all going to still feel it when something bad happens at first, but recognize it as fast as possible and start to look for the opportunity, not play the victim role, take responsibility for everything. Joe: Yeah, that's great. OK, I want to honor the time we have that we so we're going to do an hour or so. I want to just go through this real quick. So you have your own podcast, which is what are you made of? Which is on the wall behind you, where you interview. I assume, you know, other entrepreneurs and people that have amazing stories to tell and share. You release one week, twice a week with a human. Mike: Well, it started out once a week and then I had so many that I was doing, I had to do two weeks. Right now we're on a two week schedule. Joe: Ok. Mike: So, yeah, I just load up. I go hard, man. Like, if I see somebody I want to show, I go after him like an animal. I get them on the show and I don't care how many I've already had in the can. I just still just keep loading them up Joe: That's awesome. Mike: And uh. Yeah. So. Joe: Ok, cool. Besides that, you are you do some performance coaching, correct? You do some coaching in general, you Mike: Yeah. Joe: Are doing some speaking. You're going to continue to to build that Mike: Yeah. Joe: That part of your career. You're going to be on stage with Grant one of these days. Mike: Well, yeah, but so the coaching part, I want to do, the coaching part of switching that into, you know, I still have a couple of clients, but really focusing on the tech side of things and developing these entrepreneurs and young entrepreneurs into this tech world and using my specialty performance and business coaching and what have you into that, not getting paid directly for it. But but from the companies that I'm developing, Joe: Yeah. Mike: I'm really focused on that. And then I was on a 10x growth stage this past March. Joe: Oh, congratulations. Mike: Let me tell you, it took me two years to step on that stage. Joe: Hey, Mike: Thank you. Joe: That's awesome. The tech thing is it is there more that you can tell us about it or a way that people can find out about it or a. Mike: Yes, so the best thing to do, really, I mean, if you if you message me and follow me on Instagram, you're going to see all kinds of stuff coming out here very shortly on it. But I have a tech product called Blueprinted. It's being printed. This is my the one I co-founded. And this product basically, I looked at digital training and video training and I saw, like, how ineffective Joe: Mm Mike: It was Joe: Hmm. Mike: And the fact that only 20 percent of people actually complete the courses. So that means the people that are marketing these courses that are good at marketing are making money without concern for the Joe: Correct, Mike: Success Joe: Yeah. Mike: Of their student, their clients. And I thought that was an ethical problem. And I looked at why people get bored. They don't finish it, they get distracted, they don't retain the information. Or when they get done, they're like, what's the next step? Like, what am I supposed to do? Where do I put that Joe: Mm Mike: And Joe: Hmm. Mike: Where where do I take that and how long do I do that? And so I thought to myself, what if there's a way to have a project management based software technology that has a marketplace where people that have had success can come in and algorithmically step by step, put the success steps to what they've done, whatever vertical, Joe: Mm Mike: And Joe: Hmm. Mike: Build that blueprint in our platform and then sell it on the marketplace to to people that want to know how to be successful in that area. So it could be anything from a business to a podcast to digital marketing agency, whatever it is. Because if you look if you're going to build a house, you wouldn't want to watch a YouTube video. And on building that house, Joe: All Mike: You'd want the blueprints. Joe: Right. Mike: So this is a market disrupter, industry disrupter. And I can also see another industry being created from this, like there's web designers when websites came out. Well, there's going to be a lot of people that don't want to build their own blueprints. They want to take the content and give it to somebody and have them do the blueprint for Joe: Mm Mike: Them. Joe: Hmm. Mike: So there's going to be a whole industry just on blueprints. And so, yeah, this is a phenomenal thing. And it's coming out hopefully in the next 60 days, give or take. And I'm just fired up to get it in people's hands, man. Joe: That's great, man. You got a lot of irons in the fire. I like Mike: Yeah, Joe: It. Mike: But Joe: That's Mike: Thank Joe: Awesome. Mike: You. Joe: All right. So I want everybody to go and check out your podcast. The book is released on May 3rd called Rocket Fuel. Get in touch with you on on any of the social media. What's the best way to get in touch with you Mike: Instagram, Joe: On. Mike: Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, either one, but Instagram, it's Michy Cerak. Joe: Like you see rock on Instagram. Mike: Yep. Joe: Perfect. All right, man, this is a pleasure for me. I love talking Mike: Metohija. Joe: To another person Mike: Yeah, buddy. Joe: And it was great. And I really wish you a ton of luck with the book. I'll make sure when this episode gets released, I'll have a cover of the book. This will also go like you do on your podcast, will go to the YouTube channel so people will Mike: Thank you Joe: Be able to Mike: To. Joe: See it. I'll put the link to the Amazon in there. Anything else I can do to help? Let me know. But it was a real pleasure to speak with you. I appreciate Mike: Well, Joe: Your time Mike: Thank Joe: And. Mike: You. Thank you, Joe, I appreciate it was a great interview. Great questions and I really enjoyed it. Joe: Thank you, ma'am. You take care. Good luck with the book. Good luck with the podcast. Good luck with the tech software and Mike: Thank Joe: Everything Mike: You. Joe: Else. And just have an amazing year. Mike: Thank you, you, too, bye. Joe: Thank you.
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The Steel Cage Lounge gets EXTREME once again with Paul Heyman's crowning achievement. With the business hotter than its ever been in 1998, Paul E turns up the heat with Heat Wave 1998. With a mix of new and old superstars, ECW shows that you don't even need a world champ for an incredible card. Lance Storm and Chris Candido provide some dress popping action. Mike Awesome and Masato Tanaka brutalize each other in their first ECW encounter. And in the main event, Tommy Dreamer, Sandman, & Spike seek revenge against the Dudleys. And we've got The Doctor, Drill Sergeant Z, and Sugar Shane Falco here to call all the action. Plus, we start the show by breaking down some of the angles earlier this week from Smackdown, NXT, and AEW. Get EXTREME with the Steel Cage Lounge. Don't forget the Steel Cage Lounge's sponsorships. Audible.com. Visit http://www.audibletrial.com/scl15 to sign up for a free 30 day trial, including one free audiobook and two Audible originals. Subscribe to the Steel Cage Lounge's YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyC2j_vpUAG6tmUHjEX3IdA For t-shirts and other merch visit the Steel Cage Lounge gift shop courtesy of Design by Humans. https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/TheSteelCageLounge/
Justin C and Heather are back to finish off their review of ECW Guilty as Charged 2000 on this week's edition of the 3 Beers Deep Wrestling Podcast!Last week we saw what ECW might have become if it lasted past 2001, with some good wrestling in the first part of the show. This week, we saw ECW originals go at it with New Jack having a brawl only he is known for. Tommy Dreamer and Raven teaming up? Yep that happened. Sabu and RVD battle for the TV title and Mike Awesome tosses Spike Dudley around in the main event.A special shout out to the Sandman for the new intro to the show! Give it a listen and follow us on Apple iTunes!
It is Part 2 of Justin C and Heather's dive into the rivalry that was Mike Awesome vs Masato Tanaka in ECW. This week's 3 Beers Deep Wrestling Podcast looks at the back half of the classic Awesome/Tanaka matches and concludes with the last singles match between these two from ECW One Night Stand 2005. It is a great conclusion to what just might be the best rivalry in the history of ECW. So crack open some beers with Justin and Heather and watch some more great hard hitting wrestling from two of ECW's best!Follow us on Twitter @TheHot_Tag and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts!
The 3 Beers Deep Wrestling Podcast ventures into the land of extreme this week! Join Justin C and Heather as they crack open some drinks and dive into the Mike Awesome vs Masato Tanaka rivalry from ECW.This week is Part 1 as Justin and Heather watch the early part of the rivalry. If you haven't seen these matches, you won't be disappointed. Heather has not either and her thoughts throughout and at the end tell you all you need to know about them. It's a rivalry based on finding ways to beat the crap out of each other and nothing more.So grab some drinks, and count along with the number of chair shots to the head of Masato Tanaka as Justin and Heather watch these two beat the crap out of each other!The matches watched were:ECW Hardcore TV 7/11/98Heatwave 98Anarchy Rulz 99November to Remember 99Follow us on Twitter @TheHot_Tag and subscribe to our podcasts on Apple iTunes!