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Bobby Talks...
Bobby Talks...w/ Andrea Rumler - Mental Health Counselor - Anxiety / Depression / Polyvagal Ladder

Bobby Talks...

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 60:37


Season 2 Episode 15 (34) I sat down with Andrea Rumler, Mental Health Telecounselor out of the Counseling Center of West Michigan. Andrea has a brilliant energy about her that makes her passion jump off of the screen for a person in her profession. Completely knowledgeable on all the topics that we discussed whether it be anxiety, depression, trauma cases, or even how to fight back from any mental health challenge by conquering day one steps. She introduces the "Polyvagal Ladder" and how to use that as a barometer or a way to measure your progress if you one finds themself in that circumstance. We barely scratched the surface here but this was a great starting point for Bobby Talks...Mental Health Monthly Episodes. Thanks again Andrea!

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast
EP303 Navigating Difficult Properties and Challenging Real Estate Markets while Investing in Working Class Communities with Yusef Alexander

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 38:52


Today we're going to talk with an investor who got his start right out of college investing in challenging properties in difficult neighborhoods.  He lost time and money on his first several deals, but kept on going to become a successful long-term investor. Yusef Alexander is a Real Estate Industry Thought Leader with more than 27 years of working-class, real estate industry experience.  He serves as VP & Chief business Development Officer at Real Estate Asset Partners and is involved in acquisitions, property management, leasing operations, and sales and marketing. Today Yusef shares his real estate investing trajectory, from his early days in Los Angeles investing in marginalized neighborhoods, to Arizona, Chicago, and the Southern States where he's been investing in apartment communities.   We'll discuss how he enters a new market and creates ‘on-the-ground momentum'.  We'll also talk about the emotional aspect of investing and it's up's & down's, as well as the philosophy that keeps Yusef's career in equilibrium. I know you're going to gain a lot of knowledge from todays conversation.  You can contact Yusef by email: yusef@reap.capital and website: https://reap.capital Today's episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area. https://www.livegreenlocal.com And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits. https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com    

This Week @ C3
C3 Presents: Drew Nelson

This Week @ C3

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 28:07


Drew Nelson returns, but not as musician. This time he joins us as Guest Teacher, to address us in the series Born for These Times: Challenges and Opportunities. In addition […]

The Steve Gruber Show
Ryan D. Kelley, Running for governor in the state of Michigan against Gretchen Whitmer.

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 7:30


Ryan D. Kelley is a small business owner residing in West Michigan. Running for governor in the state of Michigan against Gretchen Whitmer. 

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast
EP302 Development Strategies for Affordable Housing and Market-Rate Luxury Condos with Nick Earls & Eric DiNicola

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 56:43


Today we're going to take a look at the Affordable Housing Crisis in the U.S. and how this will become increasingly important to renters and rental property owners in the coming years.  Construction and labor costs have risen to a point where current prices and rents may not justify the expense of building new supply, yet the demand for housing is growing and creating a lack of affordable housing for many people. My guests today have positioned themselves to be part of the solution.  Nick Earls and Eric DiNicola are full-time real estate investors, developers, and founders of Winterspring Capital, a private equity firm based out of Boston, MA.  Nick and Eric have over $100 Million in past and current assets under their belts and focus on several types of multifamily investment and development strategies.  Currently they have both an affordable housing development in progress, as well as a $25 Million market-rate 32-unit luxury condo development in Boston. We'll also discuss the importance of having a High-Net Worth Investor or group to partner with in order to acquire the best financing from lending institutions.  Nick and Eric also discuss the political and public process they go through in the pre-development phase and share tips on how to react when dealing with aggressive input and feedback from the NIMBY crowd. Nick and Eric have a lot of incredible development wisdom to share in this episode.  You can find out more about them through their website: https://winterspringcapital.com Today's episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area. https://www.livegreenlocal.com And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits. https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com    

This Week @ C3
C3 Presents: Dr. Rob Davidson

This Week @ C3

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 23:57


Dr. Rob Davidson joins us as this weeks guest speaker.

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast
EP301 Investing in Fun: Hotels, Campgrounds, Amusement Parks and Chicken Wings with Jeff Gebhart

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 56:11


We're going to talk about some fun alternative asset classes today that will expand your thinking about what really constitutes rental property. My guest today started his career in sports medicine and spent four summers with the Buffalo Bills as an athletic trainer.  It didn't take him long to realize that he loved business and wanted to become an entrepreneur. Jeff Gebhart started flipping single family rentals and then pivoted to buying commercial properties in West Michigan.  His company FNG Properties currently owns roughly $3 Million in Michigan real estate and is a limited partner in over $25 Million in multifamily nationally. And here's the fun part… Jeff is also an executive for Silver Lake Management Company, which operates four Craig's Cruisers, Silver Lake Chicken Shack, Jellystone Campground, Dunes Express Hotel, and the new Billy Bones Best Ever Wings in Grandville, Michigan.  Jeff is also a partner in Locked 460 Escape Rooms and the bass player for the locally famous Rocket Fuel Haulers, the unofficial #2 best cover band in Michigan. Jeff is going to discuss each business model and how it relates to real estate investing, along with the ethos of fun, due diligence and customer service he brings to each endeavor.  You'll also learn how Jeff and his team realized they were in the restaurant business, even though they considered themselves to be in the ‘fun' business.  We'll also talk about choosing your customer, maximizing your efficiency, and why multifamily real estate and passive investing outperform most other assets. This is a super fun conversation that I know you're going to enjoy.  You can contact Jeff through email at jeff@craigscruisers.com Today's episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area. https://www.livegreenlocal.com And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits. https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

This Week @ C3
Born for These Times: Opportunities and Challenges with Kent Dobson

This Week @ C3

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 31:42


C3 Teacher Kent Dobson begins a new series, Born for These Times: Opportunities and Challenges.

Arroe Collins
Wayland's Phill Vilenski Talks About Their New Release How Long

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 9:58


WAYLAND, the four piece, West Michigan, heartland rock and roll band, released “How Long” today via Fearlyss Entertainment. Recorded in Burbank, Calif., the song is co-written with Brandon “Bsamz” Sammons (Bad Wolves, Lady Gaga) and produced by Grammy award nominated artist and industry veteran Keith Nelson (Buckcherry, Blackberry Smoke, Alice Cooper, Ricky Warwick) at MDDN Studios (Good Charlotte.) The track is co-engineered and mixed by Jun Murakawa (Tool, Slipknot, Chris Cornell, Chevelle) and mastered by Dave Collins (Alice In Chains, The Avett Brothers, Metallica.) “How Long” is from the forthcoming EP “On The Way”. “‘How Long' is the question I think the whole world is asking,” lead guitarist Phillip Vilkenski said. “How long until we find a new normal? And how long until we have the freedom to be back on track to fulfilling our whole purpose for being here?” Award-winning videographer Harold Sellers shot the “How Long” official music video in Joshua Tree, Calif. The music video features the Heart Global dancers. Heart Global is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that leads music and performance workshops all over the world, which exists to create global connections while nurturing future generations through music. Stream the “How Long” video here. Vilenski and Mitch Arnold (lead singer) first met and started writing songs in the performance group together when they traveled the world teaching. Their understanding that music is medicine has been their dharma ever since. “Phill and I found ourselves alone in our desert studio reflecting back on our journey during the pandemic, and it felt like we were going back to the beginning,” Arnold said. “Every time we had tried to go back to the beginning before, we never went all the way back to Heart Global and the principles they instilled in us that are truly the beginning of our bond and band.” WAYLAND is a six-time charting rock band hailing from a town of the same name in Michigan. In 2010 WAYLAND's “Welcome To My Head” hit #32 on the active rock charts followed by “Reno” which reached #54. Next came “Get A Little,” which debuted at number six on the iTunes rock charts while simultaneously hitting #49 on media base active rock charts with a viral music video to match. “Bloody Sunrise” reached #30 and was followed by “Through The Fire” which reached #29 on the Billboard Music Charts. “Ghost,” co-written by Brent Smith and Zach Meyers (Shinedown) reached #28 on BDS active rock. After coming off the road for the first time in almost a decade, Wayland signed with new management, Fearlyss Entertainment to write and record, “On The Way”. Wayland is Arnold (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Vilenski (lead guitar, vocals), Joey Clement (bass, vocals) and Hoss Wright (drums).

Arroe Collins
Wayland's Phill Vilenski Talks About Their New Release How Long

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 9:58


WAYLAND, the four piece, West Michigan, heartland rock and roll band, released “How Long” today via Fearlyss Entertainment. Recorded in Burbank, Calif., the song is co-written with Brandon “Bsamz” Sammons (Bad Wolves, Lady Gaga) and produced by Grammy award nominated artist and industry veteran Keith Nelson (Buckcherry, Blackberry Smoke, Alice Cooper, Ricky Warwick) at MDDN Studios (Good Charlotte.) The track is co-engineered and mixed by Jun Murakawa (Tool, Slipknot, Chris Cornell, Chevelle) and mastered by Dave Collins (Alice In Chains, The Avett Brothers, Metallica.) “How Long” is from the forthcoming EP “On The Way”. “‘How Long' is the question I think the whole world is asking,” lead guitarist Phillip Vilkenski said. “How long until we find a new normal? And how long until we have the freedom to be back on track to fulfilling our whole purpose for being here?” Award-winning videographer Harold Sellers shot the “How Long” official music video in Joshua Tree, Calif. The music video features the Heart Global dancers. Heart Global is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that leads music and performance workshops all over the world, which exists to create global connections while nurturing future generations through music. Stream the “How Long” video here. Vilenski and Mitch Arnold (lead singer) first met and started writing songs in the performance group together when they traveled the world teaching. Their understanding that music is medicine has been their dharma ever since. “Phill and I found ourselves alone in our desert studio reflecting back on our journey during the pandemic, and it felt like we were going back to the beginning,” Arnold said. “Every time we had tried to go back to the beginning before, we never went all the way back to Heart Global and the principles they instilled in us that are truly the beginning of our bond and band.” WAYLAND is a six-time charting rock band hailing from a town of the same name in Michigan. In 2010 WAYLAND's “Welcome To My Head” hit #32 on the active rock charts followed by “Reno” which reached #54. Next came “Get A Little,” which debuted at number six on the iTunes rock charts while simultaneously hitting #49 on media base active rock charts with a viral music video to match. “Bloody Sunrise” reached #30 and was followed by “Through The Fire” which reached #29 on the Billboard Music Charts. “Ghost,” co-written by Brent Smith and Zach Meyers (Shinedown) reached #28 on BDS active rock. After coming off the road for the first time in almost a decade, Wayland signed with new management, Fearlyss Entertainment to write and record, “On The Way”. Wayland is Arnold (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Vilenski (lead guitar, vocals), Joey Clement (bass, vocals) and Hoss Wright (drums).

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast
EP300 Special 300th Episode! Their Journey to Passive Income - From Flipping and Rehabbing to Multifamily and Airbnb Rentals with Jeremy and Melanie Garcia.

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 42:35


Hello and welcome to episode #300!  This is a big number for us here on the Rental Property Owner and Real Estate Investor Show, and I want to thank all of you for being such an incredible and receptive audience. To celebrate, I thought we'd invite back two early guests, so we can check in with them to see how their investing has progressed over the years, and how joining professional organizations like the RPOA have catapulted their investing strategies into new and more lucrative asset classes. When we first talked with Jeremy and Melanie Garcia on episode #125, they were just getting started through house-hacking, flipping, and rehabbing in Muskegon, Michigan.  That was three years ago, and they now have bought and sold over 65 properties, quit their full-time jobs, and entered into the Airbnb space.  Today we're going to discuss the lessons they've learned in scaling their flipping business, why they've only worked with hard-money lenders, the aggressive paydown strategies they have to achieve passive cashflow, wraparound mortgages and reverse-engineering their business to achieve the lifestyle they dream of. We'll also discuss the multifamily property they recently acquired and the number one thing they did to boost net operating income, as well as their Airbnb strategy and how they differentiate their properties from other short-term rentals. I know you're going to enjoy this conversation with Jeremy and Melanie, and gain some tips on how to accelerate your investing business.  You can find out more about them through their website:  www.staymuskegon.com and find out more about the Short Term Rental Association at:  https://www.shorttermrentalassoc.com Today's episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area. https://www.livegreenlocal.com And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits. https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com      

This Week @ C3
What is Sacred? with Fable the Poet

This Week @ C3

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 27:21


This is the last week of our series Meaning Matters: 12 Words/12 Months, and we're pleased welcome Fable the Poet (Marcel Price) once again as our Guest Teacher as he […]

Remarkable Results Radio Podcast
The Power of Transformational Coaching [THA 242]

Remarkable Results Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 40:29


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGA_CMPUwKA Patrick McHugh always tinkered with ‘stuff'. His dad bought an '85 BMW. They learned all about that car together. A friend, Eric, had a lift and was a BMW person who helped Patrick and his dad learn everything about the CAR. At 15 years old he started working in an airport, doing odd jobs, to earn credits to learn to be a pilot. He soloed at 16 years old. The day before college he got his pilot's license Patrick attended Purdue University where he studied aeronautical technology. He kept flying and earned his instrument license and became an instructor. He loves to teach. As fate would have it, he became a pilot upon college graduation from Trans State Airlines a regional carrier for United. He was based in Richmond Virginia. With normal pilot downtime, he continued to tinker with BMW's. He discovered that being a pilot was not for him, so he went into avionics and shade tree work at home. There were too many cars in the driveway, so he had to decide to stop or go into business. Bimmer Rescue was created in 2008 in Richmond Virginia and generates a big portion of its business through referrals. They earn their business through their professional service and attention given to each customer. Patrick's goal is to develop a relationship with BMW, Mini, Audi, and Volkswagen owners that allows them to get the maximum amount of value from their vehicle rather than buying a new one. Listen to Patrick's previous episodes https://remarkableresults.biz/?s=%22McHugh%22 (HERE). David Askwith, Managing Director, Auto Stream Car Care, MD. David oversees all of the daily sales, operations, personnel and marketing functions.  Responsible for six locations, with 39 bays and annual revenue of 9.4 million dollars.  Responsible for 11 direct reports with a company of 53 employees. Jon Kloosterman, Director of Operations WestSide Auto Group, Zeeland, MI, 3 Locations. Jon started in the Automotive Industry in 2008 as a General Service Technician for Westside Auto Group. In 2012 he became a full time Service Advisor as Westside Auto Group expanded their original location from 3 to 7 bays. He has been part of Westside Auto Group's growth process holding Manager positions in multiple locations. In 2020 he became the Director of Operations for what is now a 3 location operation that serves communities in West Michigan. He holds multiple ASE Certifications and has had the opportunity to serve on multiple different panels in West Michigan's Independent world. Key Talking Points Transformers Institute- Dan Taylor stood on a table about “Transformational Coaching”   Annual emotional intelligence review- what are your accomplishments? What are your misses? What do you want to do better? Obtain their feedback and learn about the goals they want to achieve. All-encompassing. “Sitting on the same side of the table together.” Employees feel a part of the business processes/procedures. Ownership of their own growth.  Let people write their own story, this will be the easiest path for them and you.  Don't push a square peg round hole. Leaders encourage feedback.   Practicing active listening: "Unpack" what people say.  Get used to saying, "What did you mean when you wrote XYX" or “Can you please expand on this statement.” Listening doesn't always mean you sit quiet, you also guide them along the way.   As an owner take notes and start the employee on their goal paths.  Goal posters- dreams and visions. Walk alongside your employees.   Believe it will work before you implement it. Listen to what your coaches and coaching groups are saying. Start with the employee you're most comfortable with first.   “Write your own story” to grow in the shop A special thanks to Patrick McHugh, David Askwith and Jon Kloosterman for their contribution to the aftermarket. Books Page https://my.captivate.fm/books/ (HERE) Listen to all...

The Tony Gates Morning Show
Conversation with comedian Craig Shoemaker

The Tony Gates Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 47:01


It's a real debate: Who had the more messed up childhood, Michelle or Craig? Shoemaker is in West Michigan for the rest of the week doing shows all over! Get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3CF7P4K

Great Lakes Lore
E1 The Dudgeon Swamp Mystery

Great Lakes Lore

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 73:19


Episode Notes In our inaugural episode, the Great Lakes Lore team will be diving into the sources and exploring the deaths of a father and son in rural, 1920s West Michigan. The Dudgeon family moved to White Cloud, Michigan in 1905 and, less than twenty years later three members of the family were convicted of murder. Were they guilty or were the locals out to get the new folks in town?  A special thanks to the folks at The October Project for bringing together many of the primary sources we used in our research. You can find Meda's handwritten account of her husband's death there, as well as more pictures and the history by Harry Spooner that we reference. Visit our website and follow us on... Instagram Facebook Twitter Great Lakes Lore is produced by Cheeso Media. Support Great Lakes Lore by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/great-lakes-lore This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast
EP299 What You Need to Know about Generation Z Rental Trends and Coliving Housing with Johnny Wolff

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 37:06


Today we're going to talk about one of my favorite topics – demographics.  Specifically, how Generation Z is going to amplify the trends that millennials have already established, such as delaying marriage and living with their friends into their 30's.  It pays to understand these trends and the disruption they create in the traditional rental housing market.  Concepts such as Shared Housing and Coliving are being monetized by savvy investors who see this as a lasting and lucrative trend. My guest today is one of those investors.  Johnny Wolff has roots in Silicon Valley and is the CEO and Founder of HomeRoom Coliving, which is one of the fastest growing coliving companies in the United States. Today Johnny is going to compare and contrast the Millenial and Gen Z demographics and explain the minimum and maximum technology and services they expect to encounter when renting.  Johnny will share the app he uses to create 3D tours, floor plans and dimensions of his properties, and the way he conducts his virtual tours and video interviews. We'll also talk about the type of property that works well for coliving, and how Johnny maximizes the space by adding bedrooms in order to increase rent income per square foot. If you're looking for ways to add upside value to the traditional rental housing model, then you definitely want to hear how Johnny is increasing net income by over 30%.  You can find out more about Johnny and HomeRoom Coliving through email: johnny@livehomeroom.com or website: https://livehomeroom.com Today's episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area. https://www.livegreenlocal.com And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits. https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

This Week @ C3
Sacred: Part Three with Kent Dobson

This Week @ C3

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 27:19


Kent Dobson completes his third teaching about the word Sacred. This will be his last teaching for the year-long series Meaning Matters: 12 Words/12 Months.

ADHD Essentials
Your Brain's Not Broken with Tamara Rosier, PhD, Author, ADHD coach, and Neurodiverse Mom

ADHD Essentials

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 37:36


Today, we're talking to friend of the pod, Tamara Rosier!  Tamara is an ADHD and Leadership coach, founder of the ADHD Center of West Michigan, author of the new book, “Your Brain's not Broken”, which was released this week!  In this episode Tamara and I talk about her new book, “Your Brain's not Broken”.  We discuss managing the basic things in life, the interplay of anxiety and imagination, convergent vs divergent thinking, ADHD as an at-risk population, and ways to manage our emotions.     >>>Register for Free Parent Coaching Groups Info Call

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast
EP298 How His Painful Real Estate Experiences Boosted His Street Smart Success, with Roger Becker

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 51:16


My guest today is a successful entrepreneur and real estate investor who hosts the excellent podcast called “Street Smart Success”. Roger Becker is also a great guy and is not afraid to share the ups & downs of the deals he's done, which include single family, commercial properties, and a rent-controlled multifamily in San Francisco. Today Roger goes where very few investors care to travel --- he'll be sharing some of the more painful investments he made and the lessons he learned from them.  He'll discuss the duplex he house hacked and how he was barely able to pay the mortgage each month.  We'll also talk about the 100% loss he experienced on a commercial office and retail property when he partnered with someone that seemed to know what they were doing but didn't. Roger will also go into detail on the 5-unit Rent Controlled Multifamily he acquired in San Francisco, and why he had to sell it when he realized that the tenants would never move out and allow him to increase rents to market rate.  We'll also discuss the difficult decision he faced to condo-ize the building, and how the next investor he sold it to did just that and faced the wrath of the neighbors, city, and media. I know you're going to enjoy listening to Roger's stories and learning from his sometimes painful experiences.  You can contract Roger through email: roger@streetsmartsuccess.com And be sure to check out his excellent podcast “Street Smart Success”. Today's episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area. https://www.livegreenlocal.com And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits. https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

This Week @ C3
Sacred: Part Two with Kent Dobson

This Week @ C3

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 32:03


C3 Teacher Kent Dobson is back for a second teaching about the word Sacred in the series Meaning Matters: 12 Words/12 Months.

The WODcast Podcast
484 David Vanderveen - C0-founder XS Energy Drink

The WODcast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 105:01


Growing up in West Michigan, David Vanderveen and his older brother learned how to surf among the sometimes ferocious fresh-water waves created during storms on Lake Michigan. He was arrested for skateboarding in empty city pools and was kicked out of school three times—twice for his poetry (once in 7th grade and again during his junior year at Wheaton College) and once for his exceptional cocktail mixology skills (also in 7th grade, but not at Wheaton). After some negotiations and promises to stop with the poetry, David matriculated to and graduated from Calvin College, Wheaton's sister school, with degrees in philosophy and political science. Due to a market shortage of philosophy career positions, he worked as an daily news editor and hand model in Japan, a director of public affairs in Michigan, co-founder of a bespoke crystal-powered chakra aligning jewelry company in the Midwest, a marketing director in the Napa Valley, the co-founder of a chaotic Venezuelan biotech and pharmaceutical company, a grassroots political organizer, an exporter of artificial heart valves to Pakistan, a technology sales and marketing executive, and chief technology officer at a series of small and large tech companies. David participated in the Dot-Com revolution (neither proletariat nor bourgeoisie) and briefly owned a small Red Bull distributorship as part of said revolution. Never one to quit, he failed to get off the Dot-Com merry-go-round before the music ran out. He left tech when the founder of Znetix, where David was the CTO, was arrested for the largest case of investor fraud in Washington State's history. Oh, and David also co-founded XS, a global energy drink brand that has generated over US $2 billion in revenue, sold more than one billion cans, and shared over US$500 million in profits with an army of independent business owners around the world. David has leapt from the frying pan into the fire multiple times and lived to tell about it. He doesn't recommend it. That said, if you're interested in a career-as-roller-coaster-ride and life as an adventure, David has a lot to offer. Exclusive to WODcast listeners: * THORNE: Health solutions Trusted by 40,000 medical professionals, over 100 professional and collegiate sports teams, the UFC, and now CrossFit. Thorne, the Official Supplement Partner of CrossFit. . Our exclusive WODCAST storefront can be found at thorne.com/u/wodcast – shop here for our crossfit 20% off discount. * MUDWTR is a coffee alternative with 1/7th the caffeine as a cup of coffee. Rather than relying on hundreds of milligrams of caffeine for energy mud leans on functional mushrooms and adaptogens for energy without the jitters and crash of caffeine. Visit mudwtr.com/wodcast to support the show and use code WODCAST at check out for $5 off 


Navigating Life as we Know It
40. Finding The Emerald City

Navigating Life as we Know It

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 82:16


Remember Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz? She had an impossible task. First retrieve the broom stick of the Wicked Witch and deliver it to the Wizard of Oz who would grant her wish to return to her home in Kansas. Doesn't life feel like that sometimes? Impossible task? Improbable goals? Flying Monkeys all around you? Attempting to find and secure affordable, community based, appropriately supported housing during a skyrocketing real estate market makes snatching a witch's broom stick look easy, doesn't it? The families with Oasis Community of West Michigan have persisted and learned a few things on their trip down the Yellow Brick Road. Most of all we discovered there is power in numbers and when a growing group of families with diverse talents and skills work together the impossible and improbable become attainable! Today we visit with co-founders Grace Smith, the president of Oasis Community and Lynn Surdock, secretary who, along with "yours truly," set off on the Yellow Brick Road 13 years ago. Just like the Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion, and the Scare Crow you will learn that we all have immense powers to achieve our housing and independence goals.... if you start by believing in the mission and have faith in our own abilities to make it happen!

The Steve Gruber Show
Steve Gruber, Michigan parents oppose mask mandates in school by a wide margin and instead I think parents should be the ones deciding what their kids should do

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 11:00


Welcome to the no panic zone—I'm Steve Gruber—God Bless America this is the Steve Gruber Show—the fastest growing talk conversation in the nation—and you are part of it—   Here are three big things you need to know right now—   Three— The battle over vaccine mandates at Western Michigan has several more athletes joining in—saying they do not want the vaccines either—   Two— a West Michigan school President resigns over mask mandates—says the conflict and the anger are just not worth it anymore—and leaves—   One— Michigan parents oppose mask mandates in school by a wide margin and instead—think parents should be the ones deciding what their kids should do—  

Hashtag Realtalk with Aaron Bregg
Episode 50 - SIEM and SOC - Taking a Step Before You SOAR

Hashtag Realtalk with Aaron Bregg

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 51:24


In this special milestone episode I talked with Ryan Dengate and Tim Vandermel about setting up a SIEM and SOC program before you try and tackle implementing SOAR.  Ryan is a Technical Engineer Lead and Tim is a Global Account Executive.  They both work for a great West Michigan company called C3 Tech Advisors. Talking Points:What are they seeing/hearing from customers right nowDo SMBs understand the importance of cyber liability insurance how SIEM/SOC programs can help?Where do you start your program?What are things you can do to 'get ready' to implement them?What are some of the biggest challenges?Can SOAR help with resource issues?Episode Sponsor:This episode is sponsored by C3 Tech Advisors.  C3 is based out of beautiful West Michigan and offers both security solutions and Telecomm voice and data solutions as well.  As always have of the sponsorship fee goes to charities throughout Michigan!

Common Threads: An Interfaith Dialogue
Interfaith Alliance a Year Later Parts 1 & 2

Common Threads: An Interfaith Dialogue

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 59:20


Just a few episodes ago we introduced you to the Interfaith Alliance from a couple of conversations we had back in the early 2000s. Well, I just found an old cassette with 2 more episodes that aired a year or so later. Not sure if you're going to learn anything new, but here it is. Again, please ignore any contact information given. There is no longer a West Michigan chapter of IA, but they still have a presence. You can follow up at www.interfaithalliance.org if you wish.

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast
EP297 Security Deposit Insurance: Is this an option you should offer your residents? With Paarag Sarva

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 44:33


Across the United States, Security Deposits tie up over $45 Billion dollars a year in non-interest-bearing accounts, and neither the landlord or the renter benefits from these funds while they're just sitting there.  The security deposit is meant to protect the landlord from any damages caused by the renter, but often when it comes to serious damage the landlord will have to take the tenant to court to get paid and often does not recoup the time, money and effort that this process requires. There is an alternative to security deposits that some states are just beginning to recognize as legal.  The concept of Security Deposit Insurance has been gaining momentum over the past several years, and my guest today is going to explain how it works to the landlord and renter's benefit. Paraag Sarva is the co-founder of Rhino, the leading security deposit insurance provider in the U.S. and he's spent 10 years as a landlord in the New York metro area with over 250 units. Today we're going to discuss the disruptive nature of Security Deposit Insurance, how it works, the costs and benefits, and whether or not you or your property manager can provide this at your properties. You can contact Paraag and find out more about Rhino Security Deposit Insurance by going to https://www.sayrhino.com Today's episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area. https://www.livegreenlocal.com And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits. https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

This Week @ C3
Sacred: Part One with Kent Dobson

This Week @ C3

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 34:21


C3 Teacher Kent Dobson introduces Sacred, the next word in our Meaning Matters: 12 Words/12 Months series.

Reachin'
West Michigan (not so) Nice

Reachin'

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 28:33


In this episode, Shayna Marie and Mariah Ashley recap some recent events, including the Freed Peoples' August teach-in where Shayna presented some of her research on "West Michigan Nice" and racism in Grand Rapids, MI. We also discuss some of our favorite organizations like 616 Records & The Diatribe Inc. Tap in, and be sure to subscribe, share and review!

West Michigan Live with Justin Barclay
West Michigan Goes Viral! Dr. Christina Parks Speaks Out On Jab - FULL SHOW 9-2-21

West Michigan Live with Justin Barclay

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 37:40


An Allegan Parent joins in to talk about that threatening health department letter. Dr. Christina Parks joins in to talk about her testimony in support of HB4471.No matter what's coming, you can be ready for your family and others. http://PrepareWithJustin.comMy new book, "Good News: Hope and Encouragement for Trying Times" is out now!Grab your signed copy today. http://JustinBarclay.com/storeGet the Good News Letter:http://JustinBarclay.com/GoodNews

Revealing Men
A Son's Love: Healing Transgenerational Trauma

Revealing Men

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 42:17


Does the response to trauma remain contained within the individual? Or do its effects pass down from generation to generation? And, if that's the case, how can one find healing? This conversation between somatic therapist, Ken Porter and psychotherapist, Randy Flood, Director of the Men's Resource Center of West Michigan is a highly-personal, in-depth discussion [...]

Label Free:

What is good friends! Happy Monday! My next guest illuminates positive energy. He has transformed his life and is on the mission to transform others so they may live more successful lives. Please welcome my next PREMIERE guest, Michael S. Seaver. A little bit about Michael: My mission is to unlock human potential. I was raised in a small, conservative West Michigan town in the ‘80s and ‘90s. My grandfather started our family's lawn maintenance business in 1953 and I devoted 12 years to helping my father and grandfather live comfortably. Yet, I felt suppressed. I couldn't explain how, I just felt it. Something inside me knew I couldn't fulfill my mission there, so at age 23, I moved to Arizona to begin anew. After a few years in the hospitality industry, I attended the Thunderbird School of Global Management and completed my MBA. Thunderbird brought my life's mission to light. I learned that I valued authenticity, growth, spirituality, wellness, and power, and how important each was to me. I then worked at one of America's largest nonprofit healthcare systems only to feel the same way I felt in Michigan. Soon, I left that role, started my coaching practice in 2011, and have continued to grow the ways I serve others. Through life's uncertainties, I've learned just how powerful human intuition is. As I trusted my instincts more, the patterns became clearer, I accomplished my most important goals, and genuinely loved life. I've traveled the world seeking new ways of being. I've coached leaders across the globe. I've changed corporate cultures. I've spoken on stage in front of thousands. I've written a few books and hundreds of articles. I've been interviewed by others and host my own podcast. I've facilitated online courses. Through it all, I realized that the more I challenged mainstream ideologies, the more I recognized the patterns in human life, and the more I brought together the human personal and professional selves into one authentic being. The more I could help others move through their pain-to-purpose journey trusting they were on the right path at the right time. Your life's answers are already inside you. My diverse set of coaching experiences and soul-based instincts serve as the clear signal to help you unlock your most authentic self. To find lots of free resources or to reach out to Michael directly head to the links below: http://michaelsseaver.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelsseaver https://www.instagram.com/michaelsseaver/ Support for Label Free Podcast is brought to you by ​MANSCAPED™​, who is the best in men's below-the-waist grooming. ​@MANSCAPED offers precision-engineered tools for your family jewels. They obsess over their technology developments to provide you the best tools for your grooming experience. MANSCAPED is trusted by over 2 million men worldwide! We have an exclusive offer for my listeners - 20% off + free shipping with the code: LabelFree20 at https://www.manscaped.com​ As always thank you for the support, to contact me directly follow the link below: https://www.labelfreepodcast.com​ Stay Healthy, Stay Ready- Deanna Marie Kuempel #ad​​ #sponsor​ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/labelfreepodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/labelfreepodcast/support

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast
EP296 What is a Commercial Real Estate Waterfall and what are the Key Terms you need to Know to Structure your Deals, with Paul Moore

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 42:57


In order to understand how to structure an investment opportunity for your potential investors, you need to be clear on how the cash flow and profit will be distributed.  This is called a Waterfall, and there always seems to be quite a bit of confusion as to what that actually means and how to convey it. My friend Paul Moore recently wrote an in-depth article on Commercial Real Estate Waterfalls and I immediately contacted him to see if he'd share this valuable information with our listeners. You may have heard Paul previously on this show talking about both apartment investing and self-storage.  He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Wellings Capital and has completed over 85 real estate investments and exits. Today Paul discusses the meaning of Preferred Return, Cash-On-Cash Return, Cumulative Return, and Internal Rate of Return v.s. Annualized Return.  We discuss different deal structures and whether or not the sponsor/General Partner should receive a ‘Catch-up'.  These are all terms you need to understand and carefully consider when structuring your deals, and they can make a big difference in the profit you and your investors receive. Paul shares a lot of wisdom in this episode and you'll definitely benefit from understanding these terms no matter what type of investor you happen to be.  You can find out more about Paul and access his report on waterfalls through his website: https://www.wellingscapital.com Today's episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area. https://www.livegreenlocal.com And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits. https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com  

Common Threads: An Interfaith Dialogue
Interfaith Alliance Parts 1 & 2

Common Threads: An Interfaith Dialogue

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 56:22


OK Kids, this is one I found deep in the vault. I have no idea of the year, but I'm sure that these episodes aired around the turn of the century. Our guest was Harry Kooyman, who lived here in West Michigan. Just moments ago I pulled him up on Facebook. From the pictures it looks like he has moved to more tropical climes. You can tell it's an oldie but goodie due to the fact that when Harry gives his phone# he doesn't include the area code, & that his e-dress is with AOL. The organization Interfaith Alliance, which is a response to Right-Wing Christian orgs, is still in existence, but the website has changed to www.interfaithalliance.org, & there is no longer a West Michigan chapter. The closest is Chicago. But I'm putting it up here, as I really enjoyed the discussions, & support their mission.

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast
EP295 He Won Emmys, Worked with The Foo Fighters, Retired, and now Invests in Commercial Real Estate - with Joe DiSanto

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 41:20


My guest today believes that the Best Time to Buy Real Estate was 20 Years ago, but the next best time is NOW.  Joe DiSanto built a multi-million-dollar post-production company, produced critically acclaimed films and Emmy-winning TV show, all while investing millions of dollars in real estate.  Joe semi-retired at the age of 43, and now he's sharing his lifetime of fiscal know-how through his company Play Louder, which helps people increase their net worth and strategize their plan for the future. Today Joe shares the process he went through to acquire and build out two separate commercial office conversion projects for his company's use.  He utilized an SBA loan that he acquired through Lehman Brothers just before they collapsed at the start of the Great Recession.  He also talks about the General Contractor challenges he had on his second property and the huge cost overruns that he had to mitigate himself. Along the way we'll discuss hydraulic car stackers that helped him add 4,500 sq. ft. to his office space, the two Emmy's he won, and the HBO documentary series he produced with Dave Grohl from Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. I know you're going to enjoy this episode.  You can find out more about Joe by going to https://www.playlouder.com or email:  Joe@playlouder.com Today's episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area. https://www.livegreenlocal.com And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits. https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

This Week @ C3
Silence: Part Two with Kent Dobson

This Week @ C3

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 28:17


Kent Dobson is back this week with his second teaching about Silence in the series Meaning Matters: 12 Words/12 Months.

Mitten Backstage
#32 - Dutcher Snedeker | Mitten Backstage

Mitten Backstage

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 68:22


Hello! No guest this week, things got moved around and rescheduled, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to talk about my background in music, from growing up in a musical family to studying piano all the way through my Masters to playing in a variety of groups in West Michigan over the past decade! Mitten Backstage is a podcast hosted by Michigan artist Dutcher Snedeker and centering on conversations around life, the industry, creative pursuits, and navigating the scene as Michigan creatives. Each week, you can see discussions on YouTube and wherever you listen to podcasts, and if you subscribe on Patreon you can get early access to episodes and behind-the-scenes access to streamed tapings where you can join in on the conversation! ▶▶ Early access and private streams every week! Also, bonus merch and access to lessons, consultations, and remote studio recording! https://www.patreon.com/dutchersnedeker ▶▶ Follow me on other socials for additional music and video content! Linktree (Website, Socials, etc): https://linktr.ee/dutchersnedeker BIG THANKS to my patrons! Tracy Snedeker Chris Bota George Herschel Cody Wilson Jim Lutz Kevin DePree --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dutcher-snedeker/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dutcher-snedeker/support

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast
EP294 Five Must-Know Steps to Renovating a Multifamily Apartment Property with Ken Gee

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 44:06


One of the most lucrative ways to invest in real estate is to find an underperforming, tired multifamily property and bring it back to life through better management, renovations, and capital improvements.  I've done this myself many times and have added exponential value to the property and investment. My guest today is going to share with us the five most important steps you must follow when renovating a multifamily apartment property.  He's also going to tell you what to look for in an investment sponsor if you'd prefer to invest passively in these types of opportunities. Ken Gee is the founder and managing partner of KRI Partners and the KRI group of companies.  He has over 24 years of real estate, banking, private equity transaction, and principal investing experience.  He's also been involved with transactions valued at over $2 Billion dollars. Today Ken's going to take us through the five most important steps his team takes when acquiring and improving a multifamily apartment project, the importance of understanding the market you're investing in, the amenities he likes to add, and why you should wait at least 30 days before beginning any improvements. We'll also discuss the three things you should look for in a sponsor you might invest with passively, including their track record and the way they prioritize their investors. Ken shares a lot of valuable information and experience in today's conversation.  You can find out more about Ken by reading his free ebook at https://www.kripartners.com/ebook/ or email at kgee@kripartners.com Today's episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area. https://www.livegreenlocal.com And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits. https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

This Week @ C3
Anchored in Silence with Katie Gordon

This Week @ C3

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 16:45


Katie Gordon joins us with her teaching Anchored in Silence. It is a perfect fit with our study of silence in the ongoing series Meaning Matters: 12 Words/12 Months.

Gull Lake Ministries
4.46 Marcus Little - All The Earth Part 6

Gull Lake Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 33:45


Marcus Little is a southern California native who moved to Grand Rapids in 2014 to become the pastor of Berean Baptist Church. He and his wife Kelsey and their three children Calvin (13), Eva and Zoe (twins, age 11) have enjoyed living in West Michigan and are grateful for God's direction in bringing them here. Marcus spent time as a MK in Romania with his parents, where his dad pioneered business—as mission beginning in the early 90s after the fall of communism. He got his bachelor's degree in history and spent 10 years teaching middle school before finishing a Master's in Theology at Talbot Theological Seminary and entering ministry. His passion is to see a united and revived church displaying the reality of the life of Jesus to a world in desperate need of hope.

Gull Lake Ministries
4.45 Marcus Little - All The Earth Part 5

Gull Lake Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 41:10


Marcus Little is a southern California native who moved to Grand Rapids in 2014 to become the pastor of Berean Baptist Church. He and his wife Kelsey and their three children Calvin (13), Eva and Zoe (twins, age 11) have enjoyed living in West Michigan and are grateful for God's direction in bringing them here. Marcus spent time as a MK in Romania with his parents, where his dad pioneered business—as mission beginning in the early 90s after the fall of communism. He got his bachelor's degree in history and spent 10 years teaching middle school before finishing a Master's in Theology at Talbot Theological Seminary and entering ministry. His passion is to see a united and revived church displaying the reality of the life of Jesus to a world in desperate need of hope.

Gull Lake Ministries
4.44 Marcus Little - All The Earth Part 4

Gull Lake Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 33:05


Marcus Little is a southern California native who moved to Grand Rapids in 2014 to become the pastor of Berean Baptist Church. He and his wife Kelsey and their three children Calvin (13), Eva and Zoe (twins, age 11) have enjoyed living in West Michigan and are grateful for God's direction in bringing them here. Marcus spent time as a MK in Romania with his parents, where his dad pioneered business—as mission beginning in the early 90s after the fall of communism. He got his bachelor's degree in history and spent 10 years teaching middle school before finishing a Master's in Theology at Talbot Theological Seminary and entering ministry. His passion is to see a united and revived church displaying the reality of the life of Jesus to a world in desperate need of hope.

Revealing Men
Moving Beyond Abusive Behavior and Becoming a Better Man

Revealing Men

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 21:01


Revealing Men launches its second season with Otha Brown, principal therapist in the domestic relationships program at the Men's Resource Center of West Michigan. Last season, Brown's podcast segment on teaching men to manage themselves instead of trying to control others was one of Revealing Men's most listened to.  He and Randy Flood, psychotherapist and [...]

Gull Lake Ministries
4.43 Marcus Little - All The Earth Part 3

Gull Lake Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 35:54


Marcus Little is a southern California native who moved to Grand Rapids in 2014 to become the pastor of Berean Baptist Church. He and his wife Kelsey and their three children Calvin (13), Eva and Zoe (twins, age 11) have enjoyed living in West Michigan and are grateful for God's direction in bringing them here. Marcus spent time as a MK in Romania with his parents, where his dad pioneered business—as mission beginning in the early 90s after the fall of communism. He got his bachelor's degree in history and spent 10 years teaching middle school before finishing a Master's in Theology at Talbot Theological Seminary and entering ministry. His passion is to see a united and revived church displaying the reality of the life of Jesus to a world in desperate need of hope.

Gull Lake Ministries
4.42 Marcus Little - All The Earth Part 2

Gull Lake Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 43:36


Marcus Little is a southern California native who moved to Grand Rapids in 2014 to become the pastor of Berean Baptist Church. He and his wife Kelsey and their three children Calvin (13), Eva and Zoe (twins, age 11) have enjoyed living in West Michigan and are grateful for God's direction in bringing them here. Marcus spent time as a MK in Romania with his parents, where his dad pioneered business—as mission beginning in the early 90s after the fall of communism. He got his bachelor's degree in history and spent 10 years teaching middle school before finishing a Master's in Theology at Talbot Theological Seminary and entering ministry. His passion is to see a united and revived church displaying the reality of the life of Jesus to a world in desperate need of hope.

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast
EP293 Prescribing Real Estate to Doctors and other High-Net Worth Passive Investors with Masaki Oishi

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 24:43


If you're in the business of syndication and raising money from high-net worth investors, it's good to know where to find your ideal investor.  One of the worst-kept secrets is that doctors and dentists fall into this category, and you need to know how best to approach them with your opportunities. My guest today is a Neurosurgeon out of Houston, Texas who just released a book called “Prescribing Real Estate: A Doctor's Guide to Commercial Real Estate” Masaki Oishi is a Medical Doctor, and Ph.D and the founder of MarketSpace Capital who specializes in introducing medical professionals to the commercial real estate investment world. Today, Masaki is going to help us understand the mindset of a busy medical professional and how he applies transparency and data to get them excited about his opportunities.  We'll also discuss the types of commercial assets he acquires and the typical returns he targets. You can contact Masaki through www.marketspacecapital.com or social media. Today's episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area. https://www.livegreenlocal.com And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits. https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Gull Lake Ministries
4.41 Marcus Little - All The Earth

Gull Lake Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 41:05


Marcus Little is a southern California native who moved to Grand Rapids in 2014 to become the pastor of Berean Baptist Church. He and his wife Kelsey and their three children Calvin (13), Eva and Zoe (twins, age 11) have enjoyed living in West Michigan and are grateful for God's direction in bringing them here. Marcus spent time as a MK in Romania with his parents, where his dad pioneered business—as mission beginning in the early 90s after the fall of communism. He got his bachelor's degree in history and spent 10 years teaching middle school before finishing a Master's in Theology at Talbot Theological Seminary and entering ministry. His passion is to see a united and revived church displaying the reality of the life of Jesus to a world in desperate need of hope.

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast
EP292 Investing in Real Estate Internationally with Lauren Cohen

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 37:15


Is the United States the best place to invest in Real Estate?  What if you want to find opportunities in other countries?  Is that even possible? What about investors from other countries who want to invest in the United States?  What are their options? My guest today helps her clients overcome obstacles and navigate businesses and investments across borders so that they can invest, live, work and play – anywhere. Lauren Cohen is also a serial entrepreneur, International Lawyer, Realtor, and Cross-Border Expert.  Today she's going to illuminate the process and considerations you must be aware of when investing across borders. We'll discuss some of the popular countries where many of her clients are investing, and the tax and entity considerations international investors should familiarize themselves with.  Lauren makes it clear that it is worth investing in an attorney, CPA, and advisors who can help you make the right decisions that won't come back to haunt you later on. You can find out more about Lauren through her podcast “Investing Across Borders” and contact her through email: founder@ecouncilglobal.com. And here is the code & link to her free e-book “Real Estate Investing Across Borders: http://bit.ly/REAcrossBorders Coupon code: REI4FREE Today's episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area. https://www.livegreenlocal.com And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits. https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast
EP291 How to Talk with High-Net Worth Investors to Educate Them on Your Investment Opportunities with Ketan Patel

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 44:04


When my guest today first moved to the United States, he did not yet know how to speak English.  When he received his degree in Pharmacy, he ended up leaving a secure job to become an entrepreneur.  And when he began building his Multi-Million Dollar Rental Portfolio, he started with only $8 Thousand Dollars. Since then, Ketan Patel has raised over $10 Million for multifamily syndication, grown a senior care business by a factor of three in just two years, and is a successful High-Performance Coach who helps motivated real estate entrepreneurs create more income and impact by aligning their thoughts, emotions and actions. Today Ketan and I Role-Play the conversations he might typically have with a high-net worth but overworked Doctor.  You'll see first-hand the persuasion and influence techniques Ketan employs to educate me on the concept of real estate investing, the risk-reward of real estate, building rapport, and getting to the close.  You'll also learn the key questions Ketan asks a high-net worth investor in order to understand their goals and dreams. All Real Estate Investing involves some degree of salesmanship and the need to understand persuasion and influence.  The better you understand this, the more successful you'll be in the long-run.  Ketan definitely brings this all to the forefront during today's conversation. You can find out more at www.ketanpatel.com Today's episode is brought to you by Green Property Management, managing everything from single family homes to apartment complexes in the West Michigan area. https://www.livegreenlocal.com And RCB & Associates, helping Michigan-based real estate investors and small business owners navigate the complex world of health insurance and medicare benefits. https://www.rcbassociatesllc.com

The Rambling Runner Podcast
#354 - Andi and Zach Ripley

The Rambling Runner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 55:23


Andi and Zach are a West Michigan couple who love coffee, lawn games, adventuring, family, and…. running. Zach's career highlights include the US Road Racing Championships, being part of Team USA running cross country in Jamaica, and running at the US Olympic Trials Marathon. Andi recently ran the Chicago Marathon in 2:43:41 which qualified her for her first-ever Olympic Trials Marathon. They pass on advice we've been given, strategies on balancing life and running, tips and tricks, and some encouragement to have running be a healthy contributor to mind, body, and spirit in their fantastic A to Z Running Podcast - www.atozrunning.com. In this episode we discuss how they became one of the fastest couples in the country, how they got to this point, hurdles they've overcome, and what they've learned from some of their amazing podcast guests. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Rambling Runner Podcast Community Corner private Facebook group - www.facebook.com/groups/125544686229661 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Blunt Force Truth
The Truth Loves to be Questioned

Blunt Force Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 74:46


Today's show rundown: We get a year's worth of news these days every darn day BFT now has more listeners per month than prime time CNN Texas Dem. Lawmakers just get up and leave (on private planes) instead of losing the vote Kamala Harris is so disconnected from the real world she references a store that has been closed for 13 years People on The Left are even wanting to Bury Harris as to have her NOT be a candidate Risking arrest, Mark talks Attorney General Dana Nessel Nessel is trying to pass legislation making it a crime to disagree with election fraud Mark introduces Ryan Kelley - who thinks MI AG has ignored her duties Whitmer had an impeachable offense, and the AG did nothing Nursing home deaths here in MI What is the end game for Governor Whitmer As sick as it is, the Left was fine with collateral damage instead of letting Trump get a win Simple solutions for problems will never be chosen Lawmakers flexing power is everywhere these days Will Ryan Kelley fix "The Damn Roads" here in MI There is no DOT / DOE / OSHA in the constitution Ryan was in DC during "The INSURRECTION" Election integrity is WHY there were millions of people in DC on the 6th Biggest threats to both the US, and MI - Ryan tells us his take What would a Governor Ryan Kelley MI look like? The Left NEVER reaches across the isle to US Good and Evil can NOT negotiate Ryan D. Kelley https://ryandkelley.com/ Leading our state back to prosperity will take a proven leader with a heart for America. That's Ryan. Married to his lovely wife Tabitha since 2013, they now have 5 children: Isabella, Aniko, Vincent, Ryan & Jozsef. Ryan & Tabitha have both called Michigan home for most of their lives and currently live in West Michigan. They have two dogs, both Chihuahuas: Rosco and Rolex. As a small business owner, Ryan understands what it takes for the middle class to work hard for the American Dream. As Michigan's 50th Governor, Ryan will make sure every Michigan resident is inspired with the American Dream to create prosperity in their own life. Every individual is important and deserves Freedom, Hope, Love, and Prosperity. Ryan is a grassroots American Patriot stepping up to play his part in making Michigan a national leader and keeping our American Republic strong. Be sure to go checkout our friends at Gold Co. and receive your free IRA Guide! https://offers.goldco.com/pod-bft-protect-your-retirement-loophole?sfcid=7014T0000005fDF&ls=001-Email-Blunt-Force-Truth-Podcast&cn=855-546-1792&utm_source=Blunt-Force-Truth-Podcast&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=7014T0000005fDF Give H2Max a try and let us know what you think: buyh2max.com Help us bring you the best content possible. Due to the left's boycotts of those who advertise with Conservatives, we have had a number of advertisers back-out to avoid possible backlash. Support the show and gain access to even more content at https://www.patreon.com/bftpodcast Don't forget to leave us a voicemail for the chance to have it played on a future episode. You can do so by clicking the link. https://bluntforcetruth.com/voicemail/ Also, check out the store on our website to get your own Blunt Force Truth gear. https://store.bluntforcetruth.com/