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The 5 Principles of Focus (A Biblical Approach to Growth and Leadership)

This is a recent call from our Tuesday Men’s Group, Biblical Leadership for Entrepreneurs In this short (less than 20 minute) discussion you’ll learn the 5 Principles of Focus and what it takes to be a focused leader in today’s confused, wanderous would. You’ll also be able to walk yourself through 5 simple questions that […]

How to overcome being overcome

“Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity” -Goethe     In this episode, David Toupin and I discuss how to overcome being overcome. Being an entrepreneur is the loneliest job in the world. Keeping your energy bank filled is what makes you operate at your best. In this episode you’ll learn a quick […]

Know How Vs How To: Eliminating Variables and The Color By Number Approach to Life

“Fun Fact: Color by Number painting kits were originally created in 1951 by Craftmaster brand (Palmer Painting) promising “A beautiful oil painting on your very first try”.  Sales were so slow at first the company “hired” buyers to come to the store and make it appear as if they were flying off the shelves. They […]

How To Make Money in Real Estate In 2018 and Where We Made Our Last $250,000

“If you wish to get rich, save what you get. A fool can earn money; but it takes a wise man to save and dispose of it to his own advantage.” ― Brigham Young   In this episode, David Toupin and I discuss how to make money in real estate in 2018 and tell you how […]

The Three Most Obviously Overlooked Sources for All The Private Money You May Ever Need

“A Borrower Is A Slave To The Lender” Thank you for listening to this highly informative podcast that will help you debunk some common myths, shatter ridiculous misconceptions and help lay the necessary foundation for building a successful real estate business. If you are here looking for the magic pill for instant riches, I can […]

The Podcast On Sellers. The Not So Secret-Secret To Negotiating, Taking Sellers Off The Market and The 6 Must Know Facts You Need Before Meeting With A Seller

“No One Cares How Much You Know, Until They Know How Much You Care” Thank you for listening to this highly informative podcast that will help you debunk some common myths, shatter ridiculous misconceptions and help lay the necessary foundation for building a successful real estate business. If you are here looking for the magic […]

Getting Off The Wholesaling Hamster Wheel

Thank you for listening to this highly informative podcast that will help you debunk some common myths, shatter ridiculous misconceptions and help lay the necessary foundation for building a successful real estate business. If you are here looking for the magic pill for instant riches, I can save you the time of searching since you […]

Getting Started In Real Estate

The Ill Avoided, Obviously Overlooked Truth About Replacing (Or Doubling) Your Income Through Real Estate   You Don’t Have To Get It Perfect, You Just Have To Get It Going Thank you for listening to this highly informative podcast that will help you debunk some common myths, shatter ridiculous misconceptions and help lay the necessary […]

How To Live Rich

“Some People Are So Poor, All They Have Is Money” Let me begin by saying, we do not have to be financially rich to live rich. Adversely, being financially rich does not necessarily guarantee you a rich life. What does “rich” mean to you? Would you consider yourself rich if you were working 85 hours […]

Learn To Build Wealth: How To Structure Your Next Wholesale Deal.

  In this episode I discuss how to take a lead that has a very thin margin for cashing out the seller and restructure it to gain control over an excellent asset, with minimal down that allows you to repurpose its value and give you several options to profit from. What You Will Learn In […]

Finding Yourself, Detoxing Your Business and The Real Secret Behind Failure.

  In this episode we discuss Finding Yourself, Detoxing Your Business and The Real Secrets To Succeeding. We dig deep into the entrepreneurial identity, what it takes to run a business with passion and authenticity, getting clear, removing bottlenecks and how business owners become entrepreneurs. What You Will Learn In This Episode: The Biggest Breakthroughs in Business. […]

How To Build Wealth From Your Next Wholesale Deal.

As To Methods, There May Be A Million and Then Some, But Principles Are Few. The Man Who Selects Principles Can Successfully Chose His Own Methods. The Man Who Selects Methods Is Sure To Have Trouble. Ralph Waldo Emerson The Word Leverage Simply Means To Do More With Less Robert Kyosaki   In this episode […]

Overcoming Opposition, Defining Your Gifts and Giving At Full Capacity

  One of The Hardest Things To Get Another Person To Do Is Make A Decision. We Humans Love To Overthink Everything” Ryan Stewman I Just Got Good At Getting By Until I Got My Shit Together” Ryan Stewman   This Episode Includes Raw Language – Adult Supervision Is Advised.   In this episode we discuss […]

33 Things I Learned At Age 33.

Happy Birthday to me…Happy Blah Blah to me…Yes Indeed. Another incredible year has rolled around. I am proud to say I am better, happier and far more lively this year than ever before.   As I sit here on my ever-so-blessed 33rd birthday, I have such an overwhelming sense of joy and gratitude. I am […]

Defining Your Entrepreneurial Balance.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving -Albert Einstein Balance is good, because one extreme or the other leads to misery, and I’ve spent a lot of my life at one of those extremes. -Trent Reznor   In this episode we discuss How To (Find..and) Keep Your Entrepreneurial […]

Simple Strategies To Raise Private Money For Your Real Estate Deals.

“Money Is Like Manure. If You Spread It Around, It Does A Lot of Good. If You Pile It Up In One Place, It Stinks Like Hell” -Clint Junior   In this episode we break down the complex world of raising private money and make it simple. By getting into the mind of private money […]

5 Ways To Structure Your Next Real Estate Deal.

In The Long Run, Education Is Better Than Money” – Robert Kyosaki Don’t Wait to Buy Real Estate. Buy Real Estate and Wait” -Will Rodgers     In this episode we discuss 5 Ways to Structure Your Next Real Estate Deal. Entering into the world of creative real estate allows you to design a whole […]

Staying Consistent and Persistent – The “ill Avoided” Truth About Success.

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. -Calvin Coolidge     In this podcast I […]

How To Achieve Breakthrough In Your Real Estate Business.

“Every challenge you encounter in life is a fork in the road. You have the choice to choose which way to go – backward, forward, breakdown or breakthrough.” ― Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha.   In this podcast, we discuss the simple concept of Working a Strategy instead of Chasing Opportunity. The largest companies in the world […]

How To Get Started In Real Estate For Less Than $100

“Formal Education Will Make You A Living. Self Education Will Make You A Fortune” -Jim Rohn “Never, Never, Never Give Up” Winston Churchill In this episode we discuss How To Get Started In Real Estate For Less Than $100.   If you want to SERIOUSLY get into full time real estate and change your financial […]

The Horsepower Of Leverage With Erik Stark.

  In this interview I let J Darrin rip apart our real estate business mainly discussing the topic of owner financing. We dig deep into recognizing market trends, writing intelligent offers that win and how to structure an incredible owner finance deal. Darrin was dropping questions hard and fast and this is one podcast that […]

How to Create High-Quality Deal Flow by Implementing a Laser Focused Direct Marketing Campaign – with Erik Stark

  Our guest for this week’s show is Real Estate Investment and Direct Marketing Expert, Erik Stark. Today’s discussion with Erik is an exciting one, and I say that because I wasn’t completely sure what to expect as I didn’t know too much about Erik prior to the call other than he was a very […]

The Invaluable Life and Business Lesson Learned While Watching a Family Movie.

I don’t watch movies. My whole family knows this. I’ll work, workout, read a book, but I don’t watch movies. Yet a few weeks ago, in the midst of my most intense schedule of my carrier, I found myself settled on the couch next to my 10 year old…and am glad that I did. At […]

Don’t Worry About The Cost. What’s The Value?

On a recent trip back to Las Vegas with my wife we were taken back at how undervalued an overpriced everything was. There is a large difference between expensive and overpriced. And the difference is value. Living in America in 2014 is expensive. Living in Vegas where the in town economy is rigged to profit […]

Erik Stark – Wise Real Estate Holder in Michigan and FL

  In this Episode we cover: Why focusing on lead generation allows me to find the best deals and choose whether to keep or sale Having a knack for sales, real estate was the natural progression for my journey My core influences were my family and his business partner My aha moment came when I […]

0 to 400 Deals (in 5 Years!) via Smart Marketing.

  In This Episode We Cover: How I started by flipping cars near Detroit Why embracing networking as a lifestyle can be life-changing The importance of focusing on a well-executed marketing plan How buying a house in a C-Class neighborhood can helpfinance a house in an A-Class neighborhood The benefits of doing business in a market you know How to decide your focus within the […]

A Line In The Sand… (***A Love Story About Pain, Sacrifice and Celebration***)

Today marks one of the most incredible days of my life. Not only am I celebrating the birth of my son Kaiden Christian but at this very time, exactly one decade ago, I was drawing a line in the sand. Although it wasn’t on the beach. Actually it wasn’t even in a sand box. We […]

Private Money Explained.

The Truth about Private Money “If you want money, go to the bank. But not the marketplace”! – Jim Rohn I want to take the next few paragraphs and debunk alot of myths that are floating around the real estate realm and share our personal experience on how we raised millions in private capital. This […]

Manifest The Life You Want.

“For As You Believe, So Shall You Become” Proverbs 23:7 Disclaimer: This is not a ridiculous claim to sit back and think you can do nothing but wish for greatness and it will appear. We have all experienced it. That new car you want, the one you start seeing at all the corners and stop […]

What I Learned after 400+ deals.

What I Learned From Flipping 400+ Houses these Last 5 Years!  Hello, my name is Erik Stark. I am a committed husband, dedicated father and full time real estate entrepreneur. Over the past 5 years I have bought and sold a nice handful of properties. In that time, I spent a LOT of money on […]

The Real Payday of My First Deal.

  Let me first clarify that I have never been in financial destitution…ever. My father instilled hard work in me at age 9 and it still sticks with me til this day. The real payday of my first real estate deal was much much more than a paycheck. It was the breakthrough that I was […]

Finding A Mentor Part Two.

  “A Mentor is Someone Who’s Hindsight Becomes Your Foresight” Finding my second mentor definitely taught me that persistence can only get us so far. For the most part, I am convinced that this was a supernatural act of God to put the right person in my life, who could make introducing me to one […]

Doing More With Less For More Fun and Bigger Profits.

  We all understand Paretos Law. Focus on the 20% that brings 80% of business. I would like to share the business breakthrough we achieved when we went from doing nearly 100 deals for years to only a handful. What resulted was more sanity, bigger growth and much larger profits. Removing yourself from where the […]

Finding A Mentor Part One.

  “A truly great mentor is hard to find, difficult to part with and impossible to forget” Are you looking for your mentor? I know I am always looking for mentors in my life. The way we envision finding them is often the complete opposite of how to actually find them. Pete would have never […]

Relationships That Pay – An Interview With My Mentor Pete Mancour.

  Pete Mancour is a living legend and one of my closest mentors. Pete began his career in the construction business in the early 1970s. Going to work for the largest land and lumber baron in town, Pete quickly observed first hand what he wanted…and didnt want. Make the Top 100 list of National Contractors […]

Rock It Til The Wheels Fall Off…Literally!

I have an interesting story to share with you and it has to do with a closing that was scheduled for noon a few weeks back. So I am on my way to the closing and usually NEVER stop to pick up my lock box but this time I decided to drop by, grab the […]

Becoming The Worlds Greatest Salesman and Building a Life Worth Living

  Joe Girard is the Worlds Greatest Salesman and a local educator in my hometown. Joe began his career in the streets of Detroit and quickly built a knack for sales tactics leading to his young teen years. Approaching the sales floor with an unorthodox strategy, Joe repeatedly broke records and built a long list […]

Go Deep Not Wide-Marketing For Newbies

  Let me start off by mentioning that this is a very deep rabbit hole. I have made marketing my personal pet peeve to know everything about. I study it feverishly. My wife hates it. Let me debunk what the masses teach you when it comes to marketing. It would be wise to read every […]

Beginners Advice.

We get asked all the time from people all over, “how can I get involved in real estate and start making money today”? Most people are simply looking for us to reveal the shiny object that gives them overnight profits. Like anything else in this world, there are no free rides (but there certainly there […]

Why You Need A mentor.

“Work While You Have Light, You Are Responsible For The Talents Entrusted To You” – Elbert Hubbard As I sit back and analyze why more people aren’t living the life they deserve and becoming entrepreneurs I look at the variables of the situation. There is definitely no shortage of people who “want” to be rich […]

Living Fearlessly.

Fearless: (adj) The restriction of being held back any fear that limits your ability to live to your fullest capacity, love life at your best or face death! Take a quick analysis! Are you living to your full potential every day? Do you constantly strive for growth (especially when its painful)? Are you afraid of […]