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Uncover the secrets to living a BetterLife with us - investors and friends, Brandon Turner & Cam Cathcart. Join our conversations about real estate investing, wealth building, and lifestyle design with industry experts and seasoned entrepreneurs. Join us as we explore the habits, actions, and beliefs that will lead you to your BetterLife without losing your soul.


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Uncover the secrets to living a BetterLife with us - investors and friends, Brandon Turner & Cam Cathcart. Join our conversations about real estate investing, wealth building, and lifestyle design with industry experts and seasoned entrepreneurs. Join us as we explore the habits, actions, and beliefs that will lead you to your BetterLife without losing your soul.






#57: Amanda Han & Mauricio Rauld

Amanda Han and Mauricio Rauld are Brandon’s personal CPA and attorney, respectively. They both work with real estate investors of all stripes to help them avoid taxes (legally) and protect their assets. In this episode, they speak directly to 6 different types of investors ranging from newbie to syndicator – and break down how each type of investor should approach their tax strategy, entity formation, insurance, estate planning, and more. Amanda and Mauricio also talk about: - LLCs: how, when, and where you should form them - How to avoid a nasty surprise tax bill (common LLC mistake) - What accelerated depreciation is and how to use it to supercharge your returns - How to know when it’s time to bring in a CPA or attorney - When to consider an S Corp structure - How flippers can minimize their liability - Whether your rental properties need to be in separate LLC’s - What real estate professional status can do for you - What Mauricio learned from a near-death experience - How they run their businesses and the habits that let them live a BetterLife - And much more! Books Mentioned: - Atomic Habits by James Clear - The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss - Legal Strategies for Everyone by Mauricio Rauld - The Book on Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investor by Amanda Han and Matthew MacFarland - Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki - Traction by Gino Wickman - Buy Back Your Time by Dan Martell Connect with Amanda: Book: Website: Instagram: TikTok: Connect with Mauricio: Book: Website: Instagram: TikTok: Connect with us! Website: Instagram: Mauricio’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here): - Tim Tebow Foundation Amanda’s charitable cause - Animals for Armed Forces, her nonprofit which covers the cost of pet adoption for veteran families Show Sponsor: - The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here:


#56: Cam Cathcart

Cam Cathcart is a real estate investor who quickly scaled up to 100 deals/year and built enough savings to move his family to Maui. In this episode, Cam shares what separates new investors who take massive action from those who get stuck in analysis paralysis and breaks down how you can still find great deals in this market without spending a fortune on marketing. Cam teaches flipping, wholesaling and rental property investing over at Deal Flow Real Estate. He also talks about: - The moment he realized he needed to change his financial situation - How networking with local players was a “cheat code” to success - How to come across as confident as a new investor - Advice for you if you’re scared to buy your first rental property - How he finds and funds deals - Recruiting private money lenders for his flips - Why he rarely puts contingencies in his purchase and sale agreements - What he did when he ran into a cash crunch - Why he lives by the motto, “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing”. Books Mentioned: - Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat: The BRRRR Rental Property Investment Strategy Made Simple by David Greene - Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins - The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor - The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World by John Comer Connect with Cam: Website: Instagram: Connect with us! Website: Instagram: Cam’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here): - Tim Tebow Foundation Show Sponsor: - The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here:


#55: Brandon Turner

Brandon Turner is the founder of Open Door Capital and the BetterLife Tribe among other businesses. He controls 10,000 units worth $900 million and previously hosted the BiggerPockets Podcast. In this episode marking the 1-year anniversary of the show, producer Alex Felice interviews Brandon about why he left BiggerPockets; his extreme abundance mindset and commitment to hiring teams; his vision for ODC and BetterLife; paying $50,000 for private coaching; and much more. Brandon also talks about: - The banking job that convinced him he could never be an employee - The biggest mistakes he made as a young real estate investor - The moment he knew he needed to leave BiggerPockets and go out on his own - How he mitigated the risk of leaving a “comfortable” gig - The two things you should do before quitting your job - His mission to become the “Dave Ramsey of real estate” - How he plans to give away $1 billion, with a “B” - The books and people that have changed his life the most - His faith and how it him manage stress - Why success requires a certain amount of “brutalness” Books Mentioned: - A Million Bucks by 30 by Alan Corey - ABCs of Real Estate Investing by Ken McElroy - Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, and Quads: The Fastest and Safest Way to Real Estate Wealth by Larry Loftis - The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan - Red Rising by Pierce Brown Connect with Brandon: Open Door Capital: Instagram: TikTok: Connect with us! Website: Instagram: Show Sponsor: Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here:


#54: Brian Luebben

Brian Luebben is a real estate investor who quit his 6-figure job to travel the world and work for himself remotely. He teaches others how to do the same in his community, the Action Academy, and hosts a podcast by the same name. In this episode, Brian talks about ditching his corporate sales career, building rental property cash flow, and realizing “passionate” income trumps passive income. Plus, he outlines a specific, step-by-step roadmap to make life-changing money online doing what you love. Brian also talks about: - Why you should look at your “boss’s boss” life and ask if it’s what you really want - How he built a rental property portfolio while he still had his job - Walking into his boss’s office and quitting - The 3 stages of wealth building: “Survive, Arrive, Thrive” - What “passionate income” is and how to get it - Getting what you want using your Reticular Activating System (RAS) - Goal-setting frameworks using ChatGPT - How documenting your journey on social media attracts the right people into your life - The concept of “remote scalable income” - Building a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) to make cash online - The death of online courses? Books Mentioned: - Vivid Vision by Cameron Herold - The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection by Michael Singer - The Gap and The Gain: The High Achievers' Guide to Happiness, Confidence, and Success - The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller Connect with Brian: Website: Book: From Passive To Passionate: How To Quit Your Job - Grow Your Wealth & Turn Your Passions Into Profits by Brian Luebben Podcast: Instagram: TikTok: Connect with us! Website: Instagram: Brian’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here): - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a leading medical treatment facility for children suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases Show Sponsor: - The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here:


#53: Adam Gilbert

Adam Gilbert has helped more than 7,500 clients finally find a diet and exercise routine they can stick with consistently. His company, MyBodyTutor, offers daily coaching and accountability with a focus on mindset, psychology and habits. In this episode, Adam shares how his father’s health crisis inspired his life’s work; why a lack of consistency is at the root of almost every fitness setback; and how you can build a plan that actually works over the long haul without denying yourself the foods you love. Adam also talks about: - Why fad diets fail - Mindless eating and overeating and how to break those cycles - Why you shouldn’t obsess over protein - Why he doesn’t believe in “cheat meals” - How to plan indulgences - Where coaching and accountability come in - Tips for parents of picky eaters - Why you should never criticize your own body in front of your kids - Business lessons from 17+ years at the helm of BodyTutor Books Mentioned: - Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz - Good to Great by Jim Collins - The Dip by Seth Godin Connect with Adam: Website: Instagram: TikTok: Adam’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here): - The National MS Society, which works to bring a cure to Multiple Sclerosis Show Sponsor: The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: Connect with us! Website: Instagram: Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here:


#52: Grant Baldwin

Grant Baldwin describes himself as a “normal dude” who has earned millions delivering 500+ paid speaking engagements around the world. He founded The Speaker Lab to teach what he’s learned about communication and connection – two of the most critical skills to advance your career or grow your business. In this episode, Grant talks about his journey from burned out youth pastor to well-paid keynote speaker and shares practical tips you can use to become a more effective storyteller, marketer, and leader today. Grant also talks about: - How to command a room even if you’re not a confident speaker - Exactly how to plan a “best man” speech or any other type of talk - The two questions every audience needs you to answer - How he’d improve Brandon’s “bathroom mirror” story - Why he invests most of his money back into his own business - How he ensures his kids don’t grow up spoiled - His family’s approach to charitable giving - Getting his pilot’s license Books Mentioned: - 48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller - The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss - 10x Is Easier Than 2x by Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy Connect with [Grant: Book: The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform The Speaker Lab Podcast Instagram: Website: Connect with us! Website: Instagram: Grant’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here): - The Make-A-Wish Foundation Show Sponsor: - Podcast Pointman, the podcast agency that produces this very show and a handful of other Top-1% podcasts. Watch the podcast growth masterclass here: Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here:


#51: Brian Tibbs

Brian Tibbs is a real estate investor, former missionary, and author whose book “The HACKER Method” reveals how he built a multimillion dollar net worth while making minimum wage overseas. In this episode, Brian spells out exactly how he achieved financial freedom with limited income, and makes the case that anyone can (but most won’t) do the same if they follow the steps he teaches here. He also talks about: - Living modestly while planting churches overseas - How to save half your income no matter how little you make - His short-term rental strategy and where he buys - His 50-40-10 budget - Building wealth as a person of faith - Giving away 10% of your income - Treating yourself with rewards for hard work Books Mentioned: - 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell - The Bible, specifically Matthew 25, Parable of The Talents - The HACKER Method: The Unexpected Investor's Guide to Building Wealth (Even On Limited Income) Connect with Brian: Buy The HACKER Method Website: Instagram: TikTok: @unexpectedinvestor Brian’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here): - Hushabye Nursery, a nursery caring for newborn babies exposed to opioids during pregnancy Show Sponsor: Podcast Pointman, the full-service podcast agency that produces this show. Watch the free masterclass, 5 Ways to Grow Your Show, here.


#50: John Cooper

John Cooper is the lead singer and founding member of Skillet, one of the best-selling Christian rock groups of all time. He’s also a podcaster and author whose latest book is called “Wimpy, Weak, and Woke: How Truth Can Save America from Utopian Destruction.” John sits down with Brandon to talk about the band’s rise; raising a family while touring the world with his band; how he defines wokeness and why he feels compelled to speak out against it now; and his alternate vision for a brighter future. He also talks about: - His personal religious journey in the wake of his mother passing away from cancer - Learning to treat his music career like a business - How he and his wife divide responsibilities and stay in their lanes - Why he warns Christian families not to send their kids to public school - The Marxist origins of Critical Race Theory (CRT) - The Black Lives Matter riots in his hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin - Woke ideology infiltrating Chrstian church leadership - Why he believes more people than ever will be born again as Christians in 2024 Books Mentioned: - The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer - The Unshakeable Kingdom and the Unchanging Person by E. Stanley Jones - A Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell - Red Rising by Pierce Brown Connect with John: - Buy his book the only place it’s available: - Hawk and Hatchet beard products - His weekly podcast, Cooper Stuff John’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue donated here) - Samaritan’s Purse, which provides disaster relief and humanitarian aid to people in physical need Show Sponsor - Podcast Pointman, the podcast agency that produces this show. Watch the free masterclass, 5 Ways to Grow Your Show, here


#49: Scott Harrison

Scott Harrison is the founder of charity: water, one of the world’s most impactful and highly-rated charities. In this episode, you’ll learn how Scott walked away from his “degenerate” life as a nightclub promoter; how volunteering on a hospital ship inspired him to launch a charity despite having no money and no experience; and the life and business lessons he’s learned while raising nearly $1 billion without any government involvement. Scott also talks about: - His “Prodigal Son” journey away from faith and virtue and back - How and why he finally walked away from a superficial life of drugs, gambling, “bottles and models” - His life-changing experience on a hospital ship in Liberia - Advice for taking a daunting challenge, step-by-step - Why access to clean water is ultimately a money problem - Bringing storytelling and Nike-inspired marketing principles to the world of charity - What he’s learned about hiring, delegating, and leading teams - Why he still doesn’t think big enough at times Connect with Scott: - His Instagram - His book, Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World Scott’s charitable cause: - Donate directly to charity: water here - The Spring membership - 100% of net proceeds from Scott’s book go to charity: water projects around the world Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here


#48: Bob & Linda Lotich

Bob and Linda Lotich are authors and personal finance teachers whose work has reached 15 million people over 15+ years. In this episode, they tell the story of rebuilding their own "financial house of cards" in their 20s, how simplicity helps you build wealth, talking about money with your spouse, spenders vs. savers in marriages, and how they became the go-to financial voice for Christians worldwide. They also talk about: - What the Bible really says about money - Their #1 tip for avoiding "money marriage fights" - Their approach to debt and why they paid off their mortgage - How you can feel wealthier without earning any more money - How "giving til it hurts" actually leads to more abundance - Compounding your money vs. giving it away throughout your life - Increasing your income in nontraditional ways - What they've learned from almost 20 years of making money online Books Mentioned: - Smith Wigglesworth: The Secret of His Power by Albert Hibbert - The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath by Mark Buchanan - The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer - Die with Zero by Bill Perkins - Simple Money, Rich Life by Bob Lotich Bob and Linda's Charitable Cause: - Hope International, a Christian non-profit organization that teaches entrepreneurship and micro-lending in poverty-stricken areas Connect with Bob and Linda - Their website, - Instagram - Their book: Simple Money, Rich Life Sponsor: Whitestone Coaching with Peter Awad. Peter's built multiple 7-figure companies and will help you grow your business without sacrificing your freedom and relationships.


#47: Noah Kagan

Noah Kagan is an entrepreneur, Youtube creator, and author whose company, AppSumo, does $80M+ in annual revenue. In this episode, Noah explains the framework behind his new book, "Million Dollar Weekend" and walks you through the process of launching 7-figure business in 48 hours. He even puts Brandon to the test, challenging him to produce a business idea on the spot and call up a potential investor live on air. Noah also talks about: - Getting fired as the 30th employee of Facebook and missing out on a giant payday... and why that might have been a good thing - How to build a $1M business in a weekend (Step 1 is NOT ordering business cards) - The many, many ways to get rich in today's economy - Riding on private jets and yachts with billionaire strangers... just because he asked - How to rewire your brain to get comfortable asking for what you want - How to take on the "Coffee Challenge" and the power of the mantra "Now, Not How" - Quickly launching a Docusign competitor with none of his own money - Why Brandon's wooden sunglasses e-com business failed - Setting unambitious goals for himself and his business - The routine he started 3 years ago that makes him a much better leader - Finding the right spouse or partner - How to choose coaches in various aspects of business and life Books mentioned: - Million Dollar Weekend by Noah Kagan - A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller - The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron Connect with Noah: - - Noah's Youtube channel - Twitter - Instagram - TikTok Sponsor: Whitestone Coaching with Peter Awad. Text "BetterLife" (one word) to 55444 to connect with Peter. Noah's Charitable Cause: Funding the purchase of laptops for an underfunded school on Maui Join the Tribe: -


#46: Diego Corzo

Diego Corzo is a real estate investor and agent, entrepreneur, and advocate for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. In this episode, Diego shares his story of immigrating from Peru at age 9; overcoming a speech disorder; and seeking out successful mentors who helped him become a millionaire through real estate and business before the age of 30. He also talk about: - What life was like Peru and in the weeks and months after he arrived in Florida on a tourist visa - Creating his own scholarship and selling study guides to pay his way through college - Practical tips for finding and keeping mentors, including the "book report video" trick - Riding a bike to and from jobs because he couldn't get a driver's license - Speaking in front of Congress and visiting the White House to discuss DACA legislation - His thoughts on a path to citizenship for DREAMers who arrived in this country as children - How he became a successful realtor by apprenticing under a mentor - How he became the first non-millionaire in Gobundance, the mastermind for "healthy, wealthy, generous men" - Buying a "2% rule" rental house without immigration papers at age 23 - How he used money partners and "unfair advantages" to buy investment property - His experience with rent-by-the-room and Airbnb - Prioritizing experiences over material belongings and the value of organizing unforgettable 1:1 trips with your parents - His own mastermind, The FI Investors, which talks about not only how to achieve financial independence but what comes next Books mentioned: - Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Think and Grow Rich - Buy Back Your Time by Dan Martell Diego's Charitable Cause: - Immigrants Rising, an organization that provides financial, mental health, and career pathing resources to undocumented students Sponsor: BetterLife Real Estate Funding (REF), which provides Hard Money, DSCR, Conventional, and Portfolio loans specifically tailored to real estate investors' unique needs Connect with Diego: - FI Investors' 2024 resources: E-Book, goal-setting worksheet, and more - @realdiegocorzo on Instagram Join the Tribe: -


#45: Aaron Hale

Aaron Hale is a former Army bomb disposal tech who, after being severely injured in Afghanistan and losing his sight and hearing, has gone on to run ultramarathons, start a successful confections company, and build a cash-flowing real estate portfolio. In this episode, you'll hear why Aaron left a cushy gig as a Navy chef to tackle one of the riskiest jobs in the world. He also shares a detailed account of his injury; exactly what it feels like to go blind and deaf; how he travels, cooks, climbs mountains, and leads teams; and the silver linings he's found along the way. Aaron also talks about: - What it felt like to be blinded by an improvised explosive device and the immediate aftermath of the blast - His recovery at Walter Reed, and going from "why did this happen to me" to "why is this happening for me" - How not consuming TV or social media content has affected his productivity - The role cooking played in his recovery and founding a successful fudge company - Running a 135-mile race in Death Valley and kayaking through whitewater rapids while blind - His first real estate deal, where nothing went according to plan - How he BRRRR'd a Short Term Rental - His advice to his younger self - An epic quote that Brandon might steal Books mentioned: - The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership - Man's Search for Meaning - The Book on Managing Rental Properties by Brandon Turner Aaron's charitable cause: Building Homes for Heroes, a 501(c)(3) that builds and modifies homes for gold star families and injured first responders. Aaron was a recipient of their work; see his story here. Sponsor: BetterLife Tribe, our accountability mastermind dedicated to helping you build wealth without losing your soul Connect with Aaron: - Point of Impact Podcast - Aaron's company, EODFudge - EOD Fudge TikTok ("Cookin without Lookin")


#44: Scott Donnell

Scott Donnell is a financial literacy expert and serial entrepreneur who has helped more than 6 million families learn how to earn, spend, save and invest. In this episode, Scott shares the exact steps you can take to instill healthy, wealthy money habits in your kids and family. He also talks about: - Why Gen Z is pessimistic about their economic future and skeptical about investing - The dangers of “first-generation wealth” - How he gets his kids to clean up after themselves and help out around the house - The “quarter system” he uses to reward and discipline his kids without anyone losing their cool - Leaving your kids “heritage, not inheritance” - His thoughts on Dave Ramsey and Grant Cardone - How he founded, bootstrapped and sold a fast-growing school fundraising company - What kids learn by participating in business fares - How the GravyStack system replaces chores with paid “gigs” and puts them in charge of expenses - His religious faith and how it’s intertwined with family - A hack for keeping rebellious teenagers out of trouble Books mentioned: - Value Creation Kid: The Healthy Struggles Your Children Need to Succeed by Scott Donnell - Habits of the Household: Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms by Justin Whitmel Earley - Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg - The Road Less Stupid - Rich Dad, Poor Dad Connect with Scott: - Instagram - TikTok - GravyStack (Use code DINNER30 when you download the app for 30 days free) Scott’s Charitable Cause: Gravystack's giving fund providing scholarships for inner-city kids who can't afford the membership.


#43: Dave Pere

David Pere is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who's helped tens of thousands of fellow military veterans accelerate their journey to financial freedom through his From Military to Millionaire podcast, books, Facebook group, Youtube channel, events, and War Room mastermind. In this episode, David talks about transitioning from the military (or any W-2 career for that matter) to business ownership and real estate investing; the importance of connecting with a tribe when taking on a big challenge; and how he's built wealth and freedom on the strength of a middle-class salary. He also talks about: - Getting inspired by Rich Dad, Poor Dad as a broke Marine who'd blown his savings on motorcycles, tattoos, and dates - The camaraderie he felt with his platoon while deployed, and his experience hitting a roadside bomb - Getting into real estate via house hacking and why he still does it - His take on the VA loan, "the best primary residence loan on the market" - His #1 piece of advice for military members who want to set themselves up to build wealth during and after their service - Why he left the military and how owning a business and real estate helped him make that leap earlier - What he learned from a long-distance house flip gone bad - The best and worst real estate deals he's done and what he's learned ("call your attorney before things go off the rails!") - Getting involved in a 4-year lawsuit over a real estate transaction - Balancing the Cardone/10X mentality with caution to avoid financial disaster - His tips for building a personal brand - Getting past the "BMW" (Below Minimum Wage) phase of starting a business or side hustle - Carving out quality time with his 7-year-old son and navigating a divorce as a dad and stepdad - Who you should – and should not – take advice from David's Charitable Cause: Heal the Heroes, which hosts healing retreats and experiences for military veterans and first responders working through trauma and the transition to civilian roles Books Mentioned: - Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki - The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down by Brandon Turner - Invest in Debt by Jimmy Napier - Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt - 10X is Easier than 2X by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy Connect with David: - (really!) - Instagram - Military to Millionaire Facebook Group - Military to Millionaire website


#42: Valentina Brega

Valentina Brega is the founder of Hire Train VA, which helps busy entrepreneurs reclaim their time by hiring world-class support staff. In this episode, Valentina shares her story of immigrating to the U.S. from the poorest country in Europe, and – with just $400, a 1-year-old daughter and no car – building a skill set while working remotely and eventually launching her own company. She also delivers a mini-masterclass on how to hire a rockstar virtual assistant and begin to delegate your lower dollar-per-hour tasks. Plus: - Valentina's journey to the U.S. and how she made ends meet - Getting started as a remote assistant to real estate investor Bill Allen - Negotiating with homeowners on cold calls - How she built a team of virtual assistants - Examples of tasks you should hand over to an assistant - Which countries she's found to be the best sources of talent - Why hiring a remote assistant will turn you into a better leader - Writing a job posting that attracts A-players - Using personality tests, mini-projects and role playing when hiring - Why "visibility beats ability every time" Valentina's Charitable Cause: Operation Underground Railroad, which fights child sexual exploitation and human trafficking worldwide. Books Mentioned: - 80/20 Sales and Marketing by Perry Marshall - Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson - Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes - Traction by Gino Wickman - $100M Offers by Alex Hormozi Connect with Valentina: - 100 Tasks to Delegate to a Virtual Assistant: -


#41: Brian Murray

Brian Murray is an investor, best-selling author of three books about multifamily real estate, Co-founder and Key Principal of Open Door Capital, and ultramarathoner. In this episode, Brian talks about his investing journey from $30,000 teacher salary to $1 Billion assets under management, his partnership with Brandon, embracing long-distance running and spirituality in recent years, and putting his hard-won wisdom into a new book. -What he learned from working in a toxic startup culture that destroyed his physical and mental health -"F You Money" and walking away from a job that compromises your morals - How he went from schoolteacher to owning offices and apartment buildings - How he turned a poorly-performing asset into a cash cow - Using creative financing early in his career - Writing the world's best-selling self-published real estate book - How to vet potential business partners and the story behind Open Door Capital - Buying a ranch, working with his hands, and living a minimalist lifestyle - Running 50+ miles at a time - How owning more stuff complicates your life - His advice to people who can't figure out what to focus on - His spiritual life and a transformative trip to Nepal - Why he's writing a highly personal book dedicated to his grown children Brian's Charitable Cause: Friendly Fields Farm Sanctuary, a rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary for farm animals facing abandonment, neglect, and abuse. Connect with Brian: - Instagram Books Mentioned in this Episode: - Welcome to my Garden: A Father’s Gift of Reflections, Life Lessons, and Advice by Brian Murray - Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate by Brian Murray - The Multifamily Millionaire, Volume I and Volume II - Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty - The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle - Loving What Is by Byron Katie Link to Buy Audiobook Link to Buy Physical Book Enjoyed this episode? Follow A Better Life in your favorite podcast app and share this episode to spread the word.


#40: Tom Walters

Dr. Tom Walters is an orthopedic physical therapist, author, and the face of the wildly popular Rehab Science Instagram and Youtube channels. In this episode, he reflects on some of the most common questions surrounding regarding pain, injury, exercise, and treatment. Tom also talks about: -What exactly physical therapy is and how it compares to other types of treatment -His thoughts on chiropractors, CBD/THC gel, and stretching -His advice for Brandon as he manages chronic back pain -The role of the placebo effect when treating pain -Whether running 15-20 miles per week is bad for you -Adjusting your step cadence to run pain-free -Rucking for cardio and core exercise -His new book outlining 30 rehab programs that treat the 50 most common types of pain -Getting your blood work done to detect nutrient deficiencies -Limiting beliefs he's had to overcome as on his journey as an influencer and entrepreneur -The habits, books, and people that have changed his life Tom's charitable cause: The Makai Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity focused on rebuilding Maui after the deadly wildfires of 2023. Books mentioned in this episode: Rehab Science by Tom Walters Becoming a Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett & Glen Cordoza The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson Connect with Tom: Instagram: @rehabscience Youtube: Rehab Science Enjoyed this episode? Follow A Better Life in your favorite podcast app and share this episode to spread the word.


#39: Brandon Novak

Brandon Novak is a keynote speaker, author, former professional skateboarder/TV star, and intervention specialist who reclaimed his life from addiction in 2015. In this episode, Brandon walks us through his remarkable journey from sleeping in abandoned houses as a homeless heroin addict to owning and operating several sober living facilities and earning widespread respect as a champion for people in recovery. He also speaks about: -How he first got into drugs and alcohol, and his thoughts on "gateway drugs" -The moment when Bam Margera offered help at a critical time -Becoming a famous MTV star on 'Viva La Bam' in the mid-2000s -The story behind his mother buying him a cemetery plot -The epiphany he experienced standing on his mother's doorstep after she kicked him out of her house and put a restraining order on him -Why he recommends a firm approach to dealing with loved ones who are battling addiction -The spiritual element of his recovery -Why he doesn't consider his 12 unsuccessful attempts to get sober, "failures" -Why he's not tempted to consume drugs or alcohol today -How to include friends in recovery in social activities -The business of owning sober living homes and an addiction treatment center -How he scaled his sober living facilities to 65 beds Brandon’s charitable cause: King's Crusade, which helps fund inpatient addiction recovery treatment for people who can't otherwise afford it. Books mentioned in this episode: Streets of Baltimore by Brandon Novak Dreamseller by Brandon Novak Support Brandon's Scholarship Foundation: Donate to provide free beds for individuals transitioning out of treatment (Venmo: @novakshouse). Struggling or need guidance? Contact Brandon directly at 610-314-6747. Connect with Brandon: Instagram Website Redemption Addiction Treatment Center Enjoyed this episode? Follow A Better Life in your favorite podcast app and share this episode to spread the word.


#38: Andrea Fausett

Andrea Fausett is the founder and CEO of Mamele, an app that helps women around the world improve their health, nutrition, and fitness. In this episode, Andrea speaks about building her business to 7 figures in just 6 months while being a present wife and mother to her 2 daughters; intentional parenting; entrepreneurship; business marketing, and the power of identity, purpose, and small pivots in determining your success in life. She also speaks about: -How to reverse-engineer success by breaking things down into small changes -Why extreme dieting and other major behavior change doesn't work -A different, more productive way to look at negative programming from your childhood -How her entrepreneurial journey started with a single moment of self-reflection while looking in the mirror -Exactly how she'd coach Brandon to achieve a fitness goal like losing 20 lbs -Earning 6 figures and beyond by cultivating just 1,000 true fans -Her wild experience during the Maui fires and how she stepped up to show up for her community -Her feelings on body image and how she embraced gratitude during and after pregnancy, following several miscarriages Andrea’s charitable cause: The Emily Effect, a foundation providing resources to families and support for women suffering from perinatal mood disorders. Reading List: $100 Million Dollar Offers by Alex Hormozi Millionaire Success Habits by Dean Graziosi Atomic Habits by James Clear Take the Stairs by Rory Vaden Connect with Andrea: Mamele Fit App Mamele Fit Instagram Andrea's Instagram Mamele Website Andrea's LinkedIn