The Entrepreneur Hot Seat is a podcast for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to hear stories from other entrepreneurs, the different types of businesses out there and the challenges other entrepreneurs are facing and what they are doing to overcome those challenges. In each episode, I will interview a different entrepreneur (some very successful, some just starting out) to learn about their business, their vision and goals as well as what they are struggling with and try to pull some lessons from the conversation.
Jay Connor is a real estate and business developer, national speaker and private lending expert. He has been buying and selling houses for 14 years and has been involved in over 52 million dollars in transactions. Over the last seven years, Jay has automated his 7-figure business to where he works less than 10 hours per week. He has raised millions of dollars and is a contributing author to the book: Real Estate: Getting Deals Done in the New Economy.
Notes from this interview include:
- Jay grew up in mobile home and manufactured housing industry
- How Jay went from traditional bank financing to private lending
- Jay has rehabbed over 350 houses and done even more deals than that
- Jay defines what a “private lender” is (and how it is different from a hard money lender)
- A private lender will loan money for transaction from their own capital or retirement accounts
- How individuals can use self-directed IRAs to invest in real estate
- How to find private money lenders - using your warm market
- If you are just starting out, the best way to get lending is to leverage someone with a track record as a business partner
- How Jay has automated his business so that most of his activities are delegated or outsourced to someone or a technology
- Why Jay uses a lot of virtual assistance to take care of the administrative tasks of running the business
- The biggest mistake Jay made in building his business - not hiring a coach
- Why Jay got into coaching for real estate investors
- How Jay leverages social media and why he does a lot of FB Live
- Info on Jay’s next event
If you are interested in coaching or have feedback or questions on the podcast, feel free to send me an email: email@example.com
Zack Miller is an entrepreneur, author, internet personality and mayor of “Hustle City”. He has over two decades of business experience in starting, investing, advising, mentoring and growing thousands of companies or projects. After his own successful pursuit into the entrepreneurship realm, Zack launched Hatch to be problem solvers for business owners - both startup and established companies.
Zack believes, "At the end of the day we have one belief: Everyone should control the path to the future they desire". His mission is to provide the ecosystem for entrepreneurs to thrive within, by creating a springboard for them to test, start, launch and grow their businesses. He continues to spread his mission through a weekly business television program that he hosts.
Scott Ford is the Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Wealth Management Group, serving entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, and their families. The firm specializes in comprehensive wealth management, business liquidity, and SBA financing strategies. It is Scott’s mission to help his clients pursue financial freedom and live a balanced and fulfilled life. Scott is also the author of three books, including the NYT Bestseller, The Sustainable Edge: Fifteen Minutes a week to a richer Entrepreneurial Life. Most importantly, Scott is a husband and father of two kids, Lakin (26) and Jacob (21)
Hal is known as the best selling author of the Miracle Morning, which is a book I’m a HUGE fan of. After a near death experience at age 20,in which he broke 11 bones and was told by doctors he would never walk again, Hal went ont o run a 52-mile ultramarathon, become an ultra successful coach, entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author of one of the most transformative book series of our time. Most importantly, Hal is a husband and father of two kids,
Honorée Corder is the author of dozens of books, including You Must Write a Book, The Prosperous Writer book series, Vision to Reality, Business Dating,
And The Successful Single Mom book series, among others. She is also Hal Elrod’s business partner in The Miracle Morning book series (which I love). Honorée coaches business professionals, writers, and aspiring non-fiction authors who want to publish their books to bestseller status create a platform, and develop multiple streams of income. She also does all sorts of other magical things, and her badassery is legendary. Most importantly, Honoree is also a wife and mother of one daughter.
John started working at a local farm at the age of 9, where he learned discipline and the value of hard work and took over his family’s manufacturing business at 22. In 2009 John purchased the business outright with his brother-in-law and ran the business until they sold it in 2016. Along the way, John and his eliminated all of their debt and eventually achieved their goal of financial freedom. Today John runs a part-time Amazon business and enjoys spending lots of quality time with his wife and four children, two horses, two cows, 18 chickens at their property in Michigan.
A solo episode about how to balance work, life, family and fitness among other things. You've got to make commitments and trade-offs and get creative.
Nick has a great story, going from high-powered and overworked attorney to sought-after ghostwriter who works how and when he wants.
Nick Pavlidis is a lawyer-turned ghostwriter and marketing advisor who helps entrepreneurs, attorneys, and other professionals build better businesses in less time through two businesses he leads, a ghostwriting agency and the Attorney Marketing Institute. Nick has two podcasts (including ‘Confessions of a Terrible Husband’) and another one starting soon about entrepreneurship and family. Nick is also a husband and father of two kids - Angela (6) and Pavlos (8).
Dr. Adrian Chavez has a PhD in Nutrition and works with clients to help them improve their health conditions naturally with diet and lifestyle changes along with natural supplements. Adrian quit his job in 2016 and followed his dream of becoming an independent health coach and consultant and recently became a podcaster as well. Most importantly, Adrian is a father of one son, Jace, who is 4 and an all-around awesome and generous guy.
Ricky Shetty is a passionate global entrepreneur and “digital nomad” running several businesses and making multiple streams of online income (including Coaching, Mastermind Groups, Online Courses, Sponsored Blog Posts, YouTube Ad Revenue, Kindle Books, Affiliate Marketing, and Virtual Summits).
One of Ricky's most well-known brands is the popular family travel website Daddy Blogger, where he is writing about his current world tour with his wife and 3 kids under 5.
You have the power to achieve your dreams and goals. The only thing holding you back is you. So many people suffer from Imposter Syndrome and Fear of Failure. I was one of them. But if you have the courage to overcome that and take action, you can achieve anything. Today's episode was recorded live on Facebook.