CarrotCast | Freedom, Flexibility, Finance & Impact for Real Estate Investors

Good morning, good evening, or good afternoon, whatever time you are listening to this episode of The CarrotCast, and I've got a special treat for you.

I was down in Dallas, Texas, had a Mastermind just recently, it was the Investor Fuel Mastermind with Mike Hambright and a bunch of other amazing people. About half the room was Carrot customers, actually. But these people were crushing it, and there were people doing 100, 150 deals a year. There were people that own 400, 500, 600, 700 rentals. There were people that own 1,000 doors on apartments. There were people that were doing some big, big stuff in business and life.

And what we did was we did an impromptu podcast with three of the Carrot customers after the Mastermind. We sat down around a table and literally put this cell phone in the middle of the table and the audio quality ended up way, way, way better than I thought it would. But we had a great conversation.

We'll introduce you to those three Carrot members here in a bit.

The cool thing about it is they all are completely different backgrounds. They all are focusing on different parts of real estate. They all do a lot of different marketing stuff.

Blake is actually in Chicago, and he's a non-techie, totally non-techie, 40 years old, closing a bunch of deals. In his past life, he was a turnkey guy, doing a bunch of turnkey stuff and he's pretty much strictly just getting down and dirty and learning the real estate lead-gen side of things. He did a bunch of wholesale deals. He'll talk about how he did it.

Jamie. Jamie's actually from Dallas, Texas, did 102 deals in her first full year as a real estate investor in one of the most competitive markets in the country, and she talks about how she's doing it. And she's really hitting things hard, and what her "why" is, because it's not what a lot of other people think. She's not in this to be in it for 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 years. She said, "I want to hit it hard for three or four years, really build a massive stockpile of cash and an asset, then stop and go hang out with family again." But she's doing massive things, $50,000 a month in marketing. She didn't start there, though. She walks up through how she did it.

And then we have Rashad out of California, young guy, 25 years old. And he's crushing it, doing bunches of deals, did almost a half a million dollars in gross revenue in 2017, and he talks through how he did it.

But we talk about a lot of life stuff, too, so I think you're gonna really enjoy this. One thing I want to toss at you is this: Every single week, I host a webinar. Just go to OnCarrot.com/webinar.

And this webinar actually is gonna dive into exactly how these market leaders are doing what they're doing. It's called the Market Leaders Revealed Training.

This Market Leaders Revealed call is gonna dive through the data, it's gonna go into exactly what the big people in each market ... even people who are just like the ones in this podcast you're gonna listen to ... what they're doing to get most of their leads and deals in this market.

Without further adieu, we're gonna dive into this episode of the CarrotCast.

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This week was a pretty darn important week at Carrot. We launched a new feature, had some deep conversations with the team, and it really made me dive deeper into our business and we can help real estate entrepreneurs really take their businesses to the next level.

I’ve talked about my 3 F’s in business. Carrot has been build to create freedom, provided financial stability, and allowed flexibility. As we’ve grown, some questions have started to pop up …

What happens when the 3 F’s have been achieved and are stable? What is the next step? How do we stay hungry?

The Answer: You need Purpose.

I mentioned a new resource that we rolled out this week. Our clients now have the option of free SSL on their websites. This new resource makes a HUGE impact on how our members can do business. It was created with a purpose.

This purpose ties into our mission, “Add humanity to business and help people regain time for the things that matter.” Members can now spend more time on the things that give them passion rather than having to work on something that doesn’t.

Listen to this episode and get into the mindset of opening up some of the closed doors that are holding you back from being the best real estate entrepreneur you can be. Enjoy!

Also, go to the CarrotCast on iTunes and give us a rating and review.  Or, find more episodes of the CarrotCast and be sure to let us know how we're doing. We appreciate your feedback!

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One of the best ways to start amplifying your business and your life is to start adding positivity to your day… Everyday. Start looking at the world differently and staying away from negativity.

Here’s my take on how positivity can make such a major difference on how successful you are. Start taking ownership of your day.

Treat your problems head-on and with a positive attitude and you're practically guaranteed to come out on top.

Listen to more episodes of the CarrotCast Podcast at CarrotCast.com

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Back in 2010, a few years before we launched Carrot, I had an idea and also I had a problem. The big problem I had was we live in rural Oregon, a small town of about 25,000 people called Roseburg. We loved the town. It's such an amazing town, but we couldn't find the people that we wanted to surround ourselves with. We couldn't find the group. We couldn't find the networking opportunities to find other people, especially young people who wanted to make things happen.

Myself and a friend, we launched what we called the Young Entrepreneurs Society. The Young Entrepreneurs Society has gone on to be the most active entrepreneur group in all of rural Oregon. There's Portland, Bend, and Eugene, which is pretty much those are the biggest three cities in Oregon, add in Salem, but our small town has one of the most active, vibrant entrepreneur communities in all of Oregon. Why did that happen? It happened because we were crazy intentional with recognizing the need and the importance of community, the need and the importance of surrounding ourselves with other people who are doing amazing things that can help lift us up instead of soloing away in our own offices or in our own buildings.

The same year, we started theLoft Entrepreneurs Cowork Space, which is 8,000 square feet, downtown Roseburg, Oregon where Carrot is actually based out of, and we have other amazing, amazing businesses here. The reason I'm saying this is every single month we have what we call Pub Talks. Pub Talks is where between about 40 to 70 people get together here in theLoft, and we actually have an amazing, amazing discussion with the speaker. It just to happened to be that I do the first one every single year. About two minutes into my talk this time, one of my team members came up and also Seth Buechley, a mentor of mine, said, "We've got to get this on audio.

We've got to record it." What you're listening to today is an audio recording of that Pub Talk I did in January 2018 just updating people on my journey but also pointing out some of the important things I had to do as a human being, as an entrepreneur to really live a charged life, to really live a life that was going to unleash me into the world so I could make the biggest impact I wanted, so I could make the most income that I could, and then I could also be the happiest in business because I know so many people who are insanely rich bur are insanely unhappy, too.

With this talk, the audio quality isn't amazing. It's a little bit muffled in spots because where we put the microphone, but you should be able to hear everything. My voice is a little bit quieter than it normally is in these podcasts, so tune in, maybe turn up your speakers. Also, some of the stuff on here are some things you've probably never heard me talk about before. Hopefully you resonate with some of the message.

Some of it won't be really directly connected with you a whole lot. In here when I talk about my Energy Audit Worksheet, which I give out to the live crowd here, you can get that for free as well. That Energy Audit Worksheet changed my life completely in three years by doing this 15 to 20-minute exercise every quarter.

Go to oncarrot.com/energy, oncarrot.com/energy, and you can download that same energy audit that literally I do every quarter that absolutely changed my life from being overworked, not really crazy fired up about the individual work that I was doing, no real passion or no real clear purpose in how I was going to go out there and tackle the world with my business, into the opposite of that.

Most of the work I do today is energy work. Most of the work I do today really amplifies the impact I want to make in the world. You can do it with that worksheet. I walk people through it in this talk.

Hopefully you enjoy this talk. This is a live talk I did here in front of about 50 people here at theLoft. Most of the people in that room were entrepreneurs, they want to be entrepreneurs.

There were actually three of our customers there, one of them here locally and two of them that are the largest real estate agents, the number one and number two agent in all of Minnesota five years in a row. They flew in for the week, and they're in the crowd as well. Have an amazing time.

Go to oncarrot.com/energy and grab that worksheet. Also, go to iTunes and give us a rating and review. If you enjoy the energy audit, if you enjoy this episode or have enjoyed any of them, help us get over 100 reviews. We're sitting right on the precipice of getting over 100 reviews.

Spend the four minutes. Please, please please, go over there. That's how we get this message in front of more people so we can help to change the way people do business. All right, I hope you enjoy the talk.

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