The CarrotCast Podcast for Real Estate Investors & Agents (business)

Dan Sullivan, one of the top coaches for many entrepreneurs, defined the “Ceiling of Complexity” as, long story short, an overwhelming feeling of the company running you, rather than you running the company. It is a common challenge for quickly growing companies. Life and business just got a lot more complicated than it used to be.

You might find yourself stuck with a feeling of immense pressure. The challenges and demands of running a business tend to drain you of your personal bandwidth. So what do you do?

On this episode of the CarrotCast, we're going to discuss how to learn to manage and maintain growth. The best ways to manage the complexity of growing a business and how to replace that with simplicity.

Embrace the energy so that you are running your business or life instead of it running you.

Direct download: EP112_Trevor_Complexity_7-31-18.mp3
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It's human nature to love THINGS. Cars, watches, houses, boats. And, that's okay. 

But on this episode of the CarrotCast I want to dive in a little deeper. How can entrepreneurs and leaders go from being successful to being significant? 

We have to love the PROCESS not the thing. We need to avoid the need for validation and protection. Instead, we need to change the mindset around to loving the process.

The process of making a bigger impact on others lives. That's when we win. That's when we become SIGNIFICANT.

Every day think, "Who Do I Need To Show Up For?" That question separates ego and selfishness from compassion and love. The strong desire to really, really make a difference.

Listen to this episode as I walk through my visualization process and how I try to stay the course to make that bigger impact to change lives and generations. 

Enjoy!

 

Direct download: EP111_Trevor_Significance_Audio_7-20-18.mp3
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Join us September 10th-11th in our beautiful hometown of Roseburg, Oregon at Carrot HQ for a 2-day immersive event like none you’ve ever attended (with special guests)

CarrotCamp Fall 2018 is unlike any event you’ve ever been to. This isn’t a workshop, isn’t a seminar, isn’t a retreat… and it sure isn’t a vacation. It’s an immersive experience where you get a deep dive into our world here at CarrotHQ, unplug and get out of the office and into nature, and work with our team to get massive things done to uplevel your marketing… all the while building relationships with other high-level real estate entrepreneurs that’ll last a lifetime. Only 10-15 spots total. Check out https://oncarrot.com/carrotcamp/ for more details and to see who our special guests are (including one of my mentors, the $60 Million Dollar Man)…

Direct download: EP110_Carrot_Camp_Pitch_Audio_7-16-18.mp3
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I'm pumped about this podcast today. One thing that I love to do and also I hear this feedback from guys all the time in iTunes reviews and the reviews everywhere else and emails and Facebook messages I get from everybody, that they love case studies. You guys love case studies. You love to hear someone else's journey, their successes, their failures, the things that they went through, the trials, the tribulations and what got them to where they are.

So I'm bringing on another one of our amazing clients, R.J. Bates with Titanium Investments, today. And R.J. is one of the top investors in Dallas, Texas, but also he's branched out into multiple markets. He's in the Hawaii market, he's in the Anchorage, Alaska market now, and one back Midwest. And we discuss his journey here and his journey, it's one that was really interesting. I found it fascinating because he's a guy who kind of found himself falling into house flipping and wholesaling.

He didn't set out to do that. He actually was a roofing contractor, hustling, selling roofs. And then one of his clients said, "Hey, can you also fix this rehab house?" And he's like, "Man, I think that's a good business opportunity." Before you know it, he's running a $2 million plus a year wholesaling and house flipping company based in Dallas, Texas, but in four different markets. You're going to hear his journey, you're going to hear his trials. You're going to hear the things that he failed on early on. You're going to hear why he has a business partner and how they work together.

And you're also going to hear what works best for him for his marketing mix. He uses online a lot. He uses Facebook a lot. He's going to talk about that, but he also breaks down the other things that are working insanely well in this cluttered market for him, even when he enters into new markets. Last, how does he enter into new markets? Because he's just one guy with a business partner in Dallas there. How is that he's entering into these new markets? Well, he talks about how he's finding his boots on the ground people, business partners in those markets and how he structures it.

Without further adieu, welcome in R.J. Bates from Titanium Investments into this podcast. 

Direct download: EP109_RJ_Bates_Audio_7-13-18.mp3
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Hey y'all, this is Trevor with Carrots coming at you with another episode of the CarrotCast, and I am actually on my parents' back porch right now in Klamath Falls, Oregon at nighttime. It's 9:42 p.m. One of things that's amazing about the Oregon summers is it takes forever to get dark here. I love it. It's not light, it's definitely nighttime, but it's definitely pretty ... I'm outside reading right now still. It's pretty crazy, so 9:42 p.m. I'm looking at Venus up in the sky, and I'm thinking about this episode that you're going to be listening to right now on how darn important it is in the whole scheme of things.

My good, good friend and obviously Carrot team member, Adrian Nez, actually spurred on this episode of the CarrotCast. We were on a team call about a week or two ago as of the time we recorded this, and he said, "You know what, Trevor, I've got a podcast idea that I really want to pitch you and I think it's important." We hopped on a call, and within 15 seconds, I'm telling him, "Dude, we are doing that because that's so important."

You're going to hear some massive, massive vulnerability from Adrian himself who's going through some big hard, emotional things in his life and his marriage right now.

You're going to hear from me with some of my struggles in my marriage and some of the struggles that I'm going through. It's not struggling with our marriage per se. It's struggling that, how do I make it better? How do I serve my wife? How do I serve my kids much better than I am right now and how do I make sure to put them ahead of certain other things?

This episode is really pulling back. We're not talking about lead generation. We're not going to talk about SEO. We're not going to talk about any of that kind of stuff. We're going to talk about the stuff that's insanely important. Those people that right now you possibly might be ignoring, you possibly might be not serving.

You possibly might be looking at people that you've never met before in a Facebook group, in a BiggerPockets group, somewhere online, or even a seller or a buyer out there. You possibly might be thinking of people you've never met before that are not in your family that you're probably never going to speak with or maybe speak with once or twice, and you're thinking how can I serve them, and you're not thinking how can I serve my wife?

How can I serve my husband, how can I serve my spouse? How can I serve my significant other?

So, we're going to dive into relationships in this call. It's an insanely important topic for us entrepreneurs because ambitious people have a hard time turning it off. Ambitious people have a hard time justifying and reconciling when we need to be present. When we need to turn it off, and also what the next actions are. We're going to get insanely vulnerable.

Adrian's going to bring you up to speed on his own marriage. They've been on and off again. I've been helping him to guide him through the journey just support him as a friend, and he's going to walk through what he's going through and I hope you guys respect it. I hope you guys take some cues from it. I know I did in a big way, and also hopefully you have some introspection on where is it that you need to adjust yourself.

Adrian and I both walked through some things that are working for us to have better relationships with our spouses. I can use some big time encouragement on my end as well as we talk about later in this podcast.

All right. So we love you guys. Enjoy this podcast. Please share with someone who may be working too hard, who may be working too many hours, who may not be focusing on their spouse as much as they should. Please take it to heart. Give us a rating and review on iTunes if any of this hits you at your core.

Direct download: EP108_Adrian_Nez_Audio_7-05-18.mp3
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On this episode of the CarrotCast we welcome back Brad Chandler from Express Homebuyers.

Brad and I met about 3 years ago and he recently joined us for CarrotCast 2018 Spring Edition.

We dive into the 3 Key Pivots he has made to go nationwide, ramp up to 25+ deals per month and doing more of what he loves.

These weren't small moves. They required a switch in their model from heavier stress, fix and flip model, to the fairly chaos free wholesaling model they currently have. 

 

Listen to some of the insights Brad has about both sides of the industry and why wholesaling is where they've found the sweet spot.

Enjoy!

Direct download: EP107_Brad_Chandler_Pt_2_Audio_6-28-18.mp3
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There has been a lot of social media presence around grinding it out. Working 4 am to 8 pm. Glorifying the badge of honor or dishonor that I like to call the "Grind."

The grind is a mindset, not an activity that you should willingly try to sustain and promote. 

If you're an entrepreneur and you're grinding all of the time, you're going to eventually break. Just like a cogwheel. If a cogwheel is constantly being overworked and under pressure, it's going to fail.  

Instead, shift that thought to building a business based on hard work, people, and process.

On this episode of the CarrotCast, I'm going to talk about my personal grinding experiences and how you can escape before you regret it. 

Enjoy!

Direct download: EP106_Trevor_The_Grind_Audio_6-21-18.mp3
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I was recently in Toronto at a Mastermind where one of the exercises was the 10-minute tactic, which is to come up with a framework and my 10-minute tactic was actually the winner. But, I had sorta a head start.

I've been using a similar framework within my quarterly tasks that I call the "energy audit".

This framework only takes about 15 minutes per quarter to fill out, but it has taken me from doing things that sucked 75% of my energy to the exact opposite. I now spend somewhere near 75 or 80% doing things that give me energy and happiness.

These are the tasks that are built around your unique abilities and build up your happiness and income.

I was recently a guest on a podcast called the Two-Brain Podcast with Chris Cooper. Chris is the go-to business mentor for gym owners and more specific, Cross-Fit.

On this episode, Chris and I discuss the "energy audit" and how to fully take advantage of frameworks that can have a major positive impact on your life and business.

Enjoy!

Check out past episodes of the CarrotCast

Direct download: EP105_Chris_Cooper_Audio_6-15-18_REVISED.mp3
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On this episode of the CarrotCast, I'm going to talk about ambitions, happiness, and some lessons I've learned that can help you take a shortcut to happiness.

All the hard work, all the time and energy that goes into making money and achievement can leave you feeling unhappy and unfulfilled. 

This is something a lot of high achieving entrepreneurs struggle with. They struggle with being content. And probably struggle with happiness on a daily basis.

Many of us fall into the "if/then" complex and that only becomes a life-draining cycle that is hard to break from.

Here is a simple hack to go STRAIGHT to increased happiness.

Enjoy!

And, check out more CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com.

Direct download: EP104_Trevor_Gratitude_Audio_6-11-18.mp3
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We just wrapped up CarrotCamp Spring 2018 and I'm still amped up. It was a few spectacular days and I really want to, again, thank those who took the time to join us!

On this CarrotCast I want to discuss a breakthrough that three of us at camp had during a lunch about passion and fun. 

A lot of entrepreneurs struggle with this because business is the passion and fun. But that can drain your energy, leaving feelings of dissatisfaction.

If you're struggling to find passion and build a business around what motivates you, you need to take this simple concept and run with it.

Listen in, get that fire in your belly, and hit us up with your comments about passion and building a business that satisfies your mission in life.  

Direct download: EP103_Trevor_Forgot_To_Have_Fun_Audio_6-04-18.mp3
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CarrotCamp Spring 2018 was again unlike most events. It was an opportunity for campers to immerse themselves with the knowledge of some of the nations' largest home buyers. It wasn’t a workshop or seminar, nor was it a retreat.

This was a time to strategize as well as brainstorm with some high, high-level investors. 

We also took the time to unwind while hiking to area waterfalls as well as a mountain biking excursion.

Camper then got the opportunity to work one-on-one with our team to get massive things done to uplevel marketing… all the while building relationships with other high-level real estate entrepreneurs that will hopefully last a lifetime.

Thank you Spring 2018 CarrotCampers!

Enjoy!

Check out more CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com

Direct download: EP101_Carrot_Camp_Audio_5-23-18.mp3
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I've had some unique opportunities to learn from some highly successful entrepreneurs over the past month. One of the common themes that I've noticed has been how they choose to interact with family, friends, and colleagues. 

Entrepreneurs are naturally guilty to push go-go-go and more-more-more onto others. But those others might be happy with their current situation.

Learn how these leaders talk with people to inspire and motivate rather than push thoughts upon them. 

It's actually changed my mindset and how I'm going to interact with people going forward. 

Both powerful and simple. Enjoy!

Direct download: EP101_Trevor_7th_Power_Audio_5-21-18.mp3
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This is our 100th CarrotCast!

In the beginning, I didn't even want to start a podcast. I thought it would be too difficult and daunting trying to provide consistently valuable content to my audience. I thought it would take more time than it's worth.

And yet, here we are. :slightly_smiling_face:

I'm glad I started because I would never have made it to episode 100 if I hadn't done episode 1 or 3 or 5 or 50. In other words, life is a journey, business is a journey, and podcasts are a journey. Whatever you've started or dream of starting, this episode is dedicated to you, as a reminder to start and stick with it until it's finished.

As they say, "Nothing ever finished that wasn't started" and "It ain't done til it's done."

So here's to the start of many things and the continuation of many more. Listen to find out what I've learned along my four-year journey at Carrot.

It's been a wild ride.

And seriously, thanks for listening. You make this CarrotCast podcast worth doing.

Direct download: EP83_Trevor_100th_Episode_Audio_5-7-18.mp3
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I'm driving in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona right now recording the intro for this podcast. I'm down here for 10 days with my family on vacation and I also fit in a day of work as well.

If you guys go back to the episode that I recorded that is called Planting Seeds, that's something that I'm always doing.

That's one of the biggest things I can attribute any success I've had is to planting seeds with people. You know I see a lot of opportunities, a lot of potential in someone or working with someone and even if I think it's completely out of reach for that person to work with me or for them to change what they're doing, or I just have no clue how we're going to work together but I know that there's a quality person that wants to. I plant seeds in a very specific way.

It's turned into business partnerships, it's turned into amazing things.  Now we're nearing episode 100 and I'm crazy about that milestone. Of hitting 100 podcasts because when we launched the Carrot Cast, I didn't know what it was going to be. I didn't know if it was going to be, you know, 20 episodes, 25 episodes or if we were going to stop at 50, 100, 1000, I don't know. And I still don't know when and where this podcast is going to go specifically.

But what I do know is we're going to continue to deliver things that inspire you. Continue to do, deliver things to help you be a better entrepreneur. To help you get more freedom, flexibility, grow your finances so you can have more impact in this world. And, today's podcast episode is a recording actually from one of our clients, but also an amazing investor and agent Connor Steinbrook from his podcast.

I've been on Connor's podcast a couple times and the first time it was on the investing side of things and this time it was on the agent side of things. He's growing a really, really, really fast agency right now with EXP Reality and it's just amazing what he's doing in his business, it's amazing that so many of our other clients are doing on the agent side in addition to the investment side. So he interviews me about how agents can leverage Carrot, and how agents can leverage content on the web to grow their businesses better. So hopefully you pick up a couple tips here if you are an agent and you have your license.

We have some really cool case studies coming up with other clients that are crushing on the investor side of things as well as crushing on the agent side of things. So keep an eye out for those as. Have an amazing time listening to this episode if you are an agent!

Direct download: EP99_Connor_Steinbrook_Audio_4-26-18.mp3
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Introducing AgentCarrot.

For years the way Carrot clients began to dominate their markets online started with a highly optimized website (for SEO and lead conversion) then amplified with our content marketing tools and training. We've been in the beta phase with AgentCarrot for the past year and now we're rolling it out of beta with a crazy exciting vision on continuing to improve how real estate agents and investors can grow your business leveraging the web.

Now we're bringing that same technology and strategy to real estate agents to dominate the online conversation in your own market. To leverage your own unique expertise to stand out from the clutter so you're the best viable option for your ideal client in your market.

How does AgentCarrot help you do that? Let's dive in and check out some of the ways AgentCarrot will help you save time and stand out from other agents in your market who are all doing the "same ol' things".

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP98_Agent_Carrot_Launch_Audio_4-20-18.mp3
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If you go back to CarrotCast Episode 66, it was called My Struggles and Eight Success Lessons Learned, I talk about a book that I read that really changed my life during the early years, it's called The Go-Giver. And The Go-Giver was a parable. It's a book that really got my mind wrapped around how to actually go out there and live life the opposite way that most people do.

And if you guys have not got the book The Go-Giver, go get it. Go to Amazon, and go get it. Or, you can wait for this call and actually listen to the author of The Go-Giver, Bob Burg. I had such an amazing chance to interview him, one of my favorite books of all time, it's one of the simplest books ever but I've given away hundreds of copies of this book over the years to people because it's such a simple concept but it's so life-changing when you actually adopt it in your day-to-day.

We've adopted it fully here at Carrot as a business. We've always lead with giving, we've always lead with value. We've always really lead with, how do we make sure our clients and our market and your audience are the ones winning?

And when that happens, we'll build trust, we'll build so much value that will, in the end, win, also. So I'm really excited for you guys to listen to this episode of the CarrotCast with Go-Giver author Bob Burg.

He's going to be talking about their latest book, which is the Go-Giver Influencer. It's another parable, but talks about how in this cluttered market, how in this cluttered world, with all of these messages, with all of these opinions, with all of these people who disagree on this and disagree on that, how can you be an influencer in a good way?

He also gives away so many other amazing tips in this call.

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP97_Bob_Burg_Audio_4-13-18.mp3
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On this episode of the CarrotCast, we're excited to have Ramon Gonzalez on the show.

 

Ramon is an amazing, successful investor. He's going to walk through his journey, he's going to walk through how he's gone through and really modeled the market cycles. You're going to see the clear path from the time that he started in real estate back in 2004 or five, on what he did during that phase. Then, what he did in seven and eight. He took two years off and then what he did the next cycle and then what he's doing right now and what you guys should start to look at too.

There are way too many real estate entrepreneurs that are in this current market cycle that are doing the wrong thing. They're either going to make you broke or you're missing the massive opportunity that there is right now to build wealth. A lot of people are active and doing bunches of things but they're doing the things that are not going to position them to build wealth. They're about six, 10, 12, 14 months behind the market cycle, are you one of those people?

Also, you're going to hear his inspiring journey. We're going to start to talk about mission, purpose, all those kinds of things, unique ability, really, really fun conversation with Ramon. If you can go, make sure you're subscribed to the CarrotCast, we publish these about two weeks before they ever hit the blog. Also, I'm going to throw this at you one time, right now, right now. I say it every single episode. I want this to go all the way to your psyche here, is this.

Listen to other CarrotCast episodes at https://carrotcast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP95_Ramon_Gonzale_Audio_3-21-18.mp3
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on this episode of this CarrotCast, I asked Geoff Woods from The ONE Thing Podcast and The ONE Thing Company to come on here.

We have some awesome breakthroughs on this call. Geoff goes into a section towards the end of this call where he starts asking me some questions that gets pretty personal.

Honestly, if you're watching the video version of this, my eyes started tearing up a little bit, and it hit me pretty good because I know those are things that I need to work on better.

From this call, I'm going to be going home, doing something Geoff asked me to do on this call and taking the picture and sending it to him to show that I followed through on what we had talked about.

You're going to be picking up lots of amazing nuggets on this podcast, some great resources, how to create power habits in your life, how to go out there and focus on the things that are important.

Also, you're gonna be hearing some amazingly powerful stories with Geoff and myself on how you can just live and be a better person, a better entrepreneur.

How you can actually spend the time that you have right now today on the things that actually matter. Because odds are, you're not.

So, without further ado, I'm gonna welcome on Geoff Woods from The ONE Thing Podcast, and when I talk about serendipity when I talk about things happening for a reason, we explain a short story in there, but I set the intention after listening to his podcast back in October.

I said, "Man if I could ever meet that guy and have him ask me these questions that would be amazing." Three weeks later we had no clue, but three weeks later I walk into an office in Boise, Idaho. The very first person I see and the very first nametag I see is Geoff Woods. Now, he lives in Austin, Texas. I had no clue he was going to be there and with this happenstance, we have built a relationship.

They're doing amazing things so also check out their podcast, The ONE Thing Podcast.

Also, go to the CarrotCast on iTunes and give us a rating and review. And, be sure to let us know how we're doing. We appreciated your feedback!

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP94_Geoffrey_Woods_Audio_3-16-18_rev.mp3
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We have a pretty exciting announcement for you today.

Our first ever Carrot event, CarrotCamp, was such a hit last October that we've decided to do it again this year out here at CarrotHQ in beautiful Roseburg, Oregon on May 21st - 22nd.

CarrotCamp isn't for most investors... but head over to see the video and info on CarrotCamp: Spring 2018... and grab your seat before they're gone.

We sent an email to a few dozen people on the CarrotCamp "waitlist" and 4 of the 10 spots filled up already this week.

Don't wait! Check it out at and get on the list today! Visit CarrotCamp.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP93_Trevor_CarrotCamp_Promo_Audio_3-16-18_1.mp3
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There is one core thing in my life that has lead to more happiness and more business success.

Something you probably already have heard. I heard it, but didn’t pay attention to it. Why?

  • It’s really really easy in life to stay focused.
  • It's even harder to know what to focus on.

A little bit of success can lead to more. Bigger distractions.

When your brain has to think about a large number of little things, it doesn’t allow you to open up to bigger things.

Sometimes it takes getting a reality and mortality check, to shake things up. Then, your work changes. Your life and family attitude changes. It starts to fire you up. You start to focus.

You start to declutter your thoughts, remove a large amount of time-wasting items and begin to focus on the big things.

Find out more about the “One” thing that I do every year to declutter myself and stay my path.

Happiness is simplicity. Use simplicity to your advantage.

Enjoy!

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP91_Trevor_Simplifying_Audio_3-5-18.mp3
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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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I've got a great, great guest on this episode of the CarrotCast. I've known Justin for years and years. He's actually at my last Mastermind in Sedona Arizona, so I wanted to bring him on to talk about how he's building his business, and what he's really shifted in a big way for 2018. What was working for him to wholesale and flip 100 plus houses last year, is not working for him going into this year quite so much, so he is going to be adjusting those in massive ways.

Justin has a great story. He is kind of one of those guys who came from being completely broke, and he talks about a pretty funny story of how he and his friend kind of skirted the car impound people by trading cars multiple states away for a period of time to keep their cars a little bit longer. Some funny, funny stuff, entrepreneur story stuff. He also digs into the mindset and how they scaled their business from doing a couple deals to over a hundred in a year. And they've done 700+ deals so far in their career. He'sbreak down breakdown what's working for them now versus what wasn't.

Let's dive into Justin Colby's story on how he went from being broke and struggling to scale his business working five hours a week in his business now, how he formed a great partnership, what to look for in partnerships. All kinds of amazing things!

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP86_Justin_Colby_Audio_1-25-18.mp3
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I was Boise, Idaho, about three or four months back at a mastermind and met amazing, amazing people. Some people literally have businesses doing 50, 100 plus million a year. And people from different types of industries, a little of everything was in there. And there was this lady there that she and I connected, hit it off and said, "We need to hop on and do a podcast." And she's in the real estate market. She's the number one real estate agent in Brentwood, California and sold 144 homes last year.

She started like a lot of us start, where your back is against the wall and you really need to go out there and make something of yourself or create a business or create the income. She was the same way. She went through a really, really terrible divorce and some other things and she walks you through that time in her life and how she went on to them build this business.

And she also breaks down her marketing strategies. Exactly what she's doing to grow that business. It's very similar to the way we teach. It's using content and it's going after being consistent. But she does it in a very specific way. So we invited her on the podcast, under the CarrotCast, and she is a Carrot customer, by the way, an AgentCarrot customer as we're in BETA, with her and lots of other agents. We're really building out the AgentCarrot platform.

Just go to agentcarrot.com, to get on that. Or if you're listening to this one, AgentCarrot is rolled out, you can go to agentcarrot.com and join if you're a real estate agent. But we're going to break apart her story, the mindset tricks that she uses that work insanely well for her, to get her mindset orientated and also, what is her marketing mix, that does 150 plus houses a year, as Brentwood California's number one real estate agent. We're going to break all that down in this episode of the CarrotCast. And I think you're going to insanely, insanely enjoy it. All right, without further ado, welcome on Krista Mashore.

Find more episodes of the CarrotCast and be sure to let us know how we're doing. We appreciated your feedback!

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP85_Krista_Mashore_Audio_1-18-18.mp3
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*This episode of the CarrotCast was first featured on "HIGH-INCOME BUSINESS WRITING" with Ed Gandia.

The end of the year setting goals for the months and year ahead is always an exciting time. This time also presents an opportunity to learn more about YOU. What is it that you strive for and value in life and in business?

What are your core values? Do they need adjusting? And, what criteria will guide you in those decisions?

On this episode of the CarrotCast, Trevor dives into the art of creating a non-negotiable list. With a predetermined set of rules in place, your focus won’t waiver from what you truly believe. 

How can you start to define what your non-negotiables? Listen and learn how Trevor implemented a plan that worked for him. Maybe it will work for you!

Listen in and enjoy!

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP84_Non-Negotiables_Audio_1-15-18.mp3
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On this episode of the CarrotCast, I'm going to talk about attracting a mentor and how you can kill your chances of working with them in a matter of moments.

It doesn’t matter if you're a new entrepreneur. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced entrepreneur. You should always be mentoring someone as well as be a mentee.

That means you need the exchange of knowledge and the exchange of value and the exchange of real conversation on a consistent basis.

There is a right way and wrong way to go about getting a great mentor.

Your mindset from the start has to be on what you can do for them, not what they can do for you.

Ask more questions if you’re trying to find a mentor. What do they care about? What are their passions? Then, how can you provide value to what they care about?

Be curious about their story. Provide value and excitement to the person that you’re trying to gain knowledge from.

Please, please, please don’t waste time. Give value to them and show true interest in them. Stop selling you and your ideas.

Listen to more episodes of the CarrotCast and if you need some help planning or guidance heading into 2018, go to Planning an Epic 2018

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I'm excited about 2018! I'm excited to help you guys plan out your year and create your story.

On this episode of the CarrotCast, I'm going to give you 3 mindset tips to push you on the right path and provide a foundation.

You'll need to learn how to control your environment, avoid being defeated by your goals halfway through the year, and fundamentally change the way you think.

Find out how to crush these 3 mindset tips and have the best year of your life.

Enjoy!

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP82_Mindset_Tips_2018_Audio_12-29-17.mp3
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The last CarrotCast episode of 2017 is coming at you guys and gals and man, this year was a crazy, great year. It was probably my hardest year as an entrepreneur in good ways, like, all good stuff, but I was really challenged this year in a big way as you heard during the episodes of the CarrotCast throughout the year.

But today what we're doing is we're changing the pace a little bit and since this is the last episode ... First of all, Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays. Hope you've had some amazing, amazing times with your families and friends and you've had some time to reflect and to think. By the time you listen to this, if you're listening to this when this comes out live the day of ... We're actually doing a webinar here this week, the last Thursday of December. Last Thursday of 2017 actually. Every single year I do a webinar where I dive through my planning process, exactly how I plan out a year, the things that I've done to help our companies, myself be successful in business, in life.

I've really honed in on an awesome process. Every single year it refines and improves. So, go to: oncarrot.com/epic, oncarrot.com/epic, e-p-i-c, oncarrot.com/epic and sign up for that call. You can join us live. I'm gonna walk through every step on how I plan out an amazing year. I'm gonna give you the documents that we've created that we use for our planning. I'm gonna give you the Worksheet that I use to go through that. It's gonna help you kind of start the new year with energy, with clarity, and with the process, right? So oncarrot.com/epic. Even if you can't show up live, check out the replay. You'll still get everything for free.

But on this episode, I've got Chris, my co-founder coming on. We're gonna be talking about the year. We're gonna be talking about some amazing new features that we've rolled out. On the technical side, if you're technical you're gonna love this. If you're not technical, you're gonna love the fact that we have technical people that are rooting for you and that are doing the work for you. Chris is going to get pretty technical on some of the stuff, on how we've made your websites faster and how we're innovating there. But, we really dig into some of the new things we've got coming out, some of the things we're excited about in the future.

So, have an amazing, amazing end to 2017. Let's start 2018 with energy and let's start this CarrotCast.

Listen to other CarrotCast episodes at https://oncarrot.com/blog/category/carrotcast/

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88 deals this year. But … feeling lost and overworked rather than excited and full of energy. That was part of an email I received the other day from one of our Carrot clients.

We often look at our revenue as “mine” rather than a tool to build a business. That is where we fail at building the freedom and flexibility within our finances.

On this episode of the CarrotCast, I want to unleash you in your business so your business can be a vehicle for you to make the impact you want to make.  So your business is the vehicle for you to live the lifestyle that you want. And, inspire others around you to do the same.

How is this possible? Find out.

Listen in and enjoy and be sure to listen to past CarrotCast episodes.

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP80_Trevor_Delegation_Audio_12-15-17.mp3
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Luke Harris gets the award to be the only Carrot customer to actually signup at Carrot HQ in Roseburg Oregon.

On this episode of the CarrotCast, Luke explains why he was a little reluctant to start up with Carrot. His previous website was generating 1-2 leads per week. Now with his Carrot site, he is generating 5-6 leads per day.

He’s now flipped over 50 land deals.

Luke dives in to discuss why he left his previous website and the importance of taking advantage of performance and strategy to acquire consistent leads.

We’re going to focus in on performance so you’re not leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars on the table and closing up your leaky buckets.

Listen to other episode at carrotcast.com

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I've mentioned throwing in some intentional chaos in life and even recently recorded a CarrotCast on the topic. Well, I threw some chaos in this week which has led to some late nights at Carrot. 

So it's now 1AM and after a long and powerful day, I wanted to do a quick "exhausted" brain dump. 

Listen in and enjoy. Even though I might sound tired, I'm still super jazzed about creating passion and purpose in the lives of others.

Check out other episodes of the CarrotCast.

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One of our Carrot core values is “Be a Beacon of Positivity and Possibility”. I like to align with people who are beacons for other and Max Maxwell is one of them.

My view of entrepreneurship is broken down into three levels:

  1. The Dreamer. Someone is hustling to make it happen but isn’t there yet.
  2. The Doer. Is settled and established.
  3. The Inspirer. This person is set on being an inspiration for others to do better and achieve more.

On this episode of the CarrotCast Max shares some of the cool things he’s doing everyday on Instgram and YouTube to inspire 1000’s of people.

We also dive into these three big takeaways:

  1. Max’s story and exactly what he did to land his first two deals.
  2. Using a stacking method to target hot leads.
  3. What his online marketing with Carrot looks like and how he closes 1 in 4 leads from PPC.

Listen to other CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com and be sure to give us a rating and subscribe on iTunes.

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP77_Max_Maxwell_Audio_11-21-17.mp3
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Tim Oppelt has endured a lot. He’s worked one of the “worst” jobs possible, been laid off, and made some investing errors. But, he’s a big believer in trying to do what you love and creating a new path for other people.

He wants to change some of the negative perceptions about entrepreneurs, into a perception that maybe you can do what you want to do in life and have success because you love doing it.

Tim discusses, spending hours and hours and dollars and dollars working on a website and online marketing, but not getting the return. He found what wasn’t working and decided to join Carrot and dive into his online marketing head-on.

Now he is having online marketing success by scaling your business.

We dive into his strategy for phone leads, how he follows up with prospects and the importance of creating amazing systems for his clients and marketing.

Listen to other CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com.

Direct download: 2_CarrotCast_EP76_Tim_Oppelt_Audio_11-16-17.mp3
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Break the machine to regain. What does that mean?

We’re all guilty of getting caught in the day-to-day tasks. Becoming complacent and stagnant.

How do you get out of that routine? How do you regain focus?

By pulling away and causing chaos. Pull away and cause chaos so you can work on that one thing that you know is going to make the biggest difference in that moment.

If you purposely create chaos, you can gain the biggest leverage in your life. Increase what you think you’re capable of doing. Focus more on the things that matter.

When you focus on the things that are important, your life is better, your revenue is higher, and your business is more effective.

Chaos forces focus.

What can you do today to throw chaos into the mix? What goals can you create chaos around?

Listen to this episode of the CarrotCast. Regain your focus and start creating momentum in your life and business by breaking the machine and causing a bit of chaos in life.

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April Crossley has almost been with Carrot from the beginning. April shares how she has grown her business and made the leap into real estate full-time after leaving a high paying medical career.

She also reveals how she's built up her portfolio of rental properties to dozens of properties now. Also, find out what her direct mail strategy is and how she leverages Carrot to amplify all of her business.

Listen, enjoy, and check out more CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com.

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP74_April_Crossley.mp3
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You have goals for your life and business, yet it can sometimes feel impossible to achieve them. You might know WHAT you need to do and maybe even HOW to do it, but it takes shifting your focus to eliminating what stands in your way. Is it time, money, discomfort, laziness? Whatever it is, you have the opportunity to change.

We’re conditioned by nature and change can be so hard.

Having taken the step out of my daily sequence that I've had for many years, I want to pass along what and how I changed to start meeting my goals that are important to me but have been pushed aside for too long. I hope to pass along my struggles and how I've been able to shift my "goals" mindset to get back on track both personally and within the Carrot business.

Listen, enjoy, and check out more CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com.

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We all strive to have more fulfilling relationships.

Relationships that link to our individual goals with the shared vision of another person. There are challenges of being willing to plant seeds with that person. Planting seeds, where others are too busy tilling and harvesting.  When you plant relationship seeds, your gratitude and a willingness to grow is practically limitless.

Each day, embark on a day’s journey to grow a relationship with more passion, honesty, kindness, and communication.

When we shift our attention from the “tilling and harvest” to the process of planting and growing, we have the ability to turn our connections into more intentional and long-lasting relationships.

Listen, enjoy, and check out more CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com.

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We just wrapped the mountain edition of CarrotCamp 2017 October 9-10 in our beautiful hometown of Roseburg, Oregon at Carrot HQ, so we wanted to take a few moments to reflect and capture some thoughts from our Campers.

CarrotCamp was unlike most events. It wasn't a workshop or seminar, nor was it a retreat. It was an immersive experience where we did a deep dive into the campers world.  We unplugged and got out of the office and into nature, and work with our team to get massive things done to uplevel marketing… all the while building relationships with other high-level real estate entrepreneurs that will hopefully last a lifetime. 

Campers Edward Beck, Jeff Milligan, Tang Nguyen, Tim Oppelt, and Kyle Doney discuss what they enjoyed, struggled with, and how Camp benefited them both personally and in their businesses.

Thank you 2017 CarrotCampers!

Enjoy!

Listen, enjoy, and check out more CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com.

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CarrotCamp is a little over three weeks away and I'm so pumped about it at the time, that I'm recording this. And my guest today, is Edward Beck, who's actually a returning guest. And you're going to get to re-meet him, if you've listened to the previous episode with Edward from El Paso, Texas. And, now he's crushing it with the web and also he has a great mindset around business and real estate, on the ethical side of investing. But, Edward's going to be coming up to CarrotCamp, so I'm pumped to meet him in person.

I'm so excited about the way he's growing his real estate business, the way he's really investing and helping other investors do the same thing. So, pumped to hang out with him for three days.

Edward does five, seven, eight, nine, ten deals a month. He's going to talk about his deal volume in here. He's going to talk about his marketing mix, what he's switched and his new book.

Edward, I'm so proud man, that you wrote a book. I went through it during the manuscript process and it's a great, great book.

Guys and gals, we're going to introduce that to you as well. And, yeah, let's welcome Edward Beck back into the CarrotCast as returning-guest.

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP69_Edward_Beck_Audio.mp3
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On this CarrotCast episode Boston·s #1 Home Buyer, Tom Cafarella,  breaks down his journey and marketing strategy. Tom walks through step by step his journey from a job he hated, to making the leap, to realizing he needs to be great at marketing. 

He slowly learned and refined his marketing from the ground up.

Breakdown:

- Tom spends $1million a year on marketing. He explains what works for him and what doesn't.

- His #1 way of generating leads online is Facebook (for sellers). He breaks down in detail how he's having success on Facebook where others aren't.

- And, before switching to Carrot a year ago or so, he was skeptical Carrot could outperform his custom site. He made the switch and test it. Carrot doubled his online leads and business... HUGE ROI. 

Listen and enjoy!

 

 

Direct download: CarrotCast_68_Tom_Cafarella_Full_Audio.mp3
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This episode of The CarrotCast, I have a special guest for you, Josh Schoenly. I have known Josh for years in different businesses that he's owned. First of all, he's one of the best dudes around. He's ethical, he's honest, he knows what he's doing. He's a big, big, big sharer.

But I wanted to bring him on because Facebook marketing became a topic, of course, over the past year, that keeps on coming up more and more from our clients.

On this episode, Josh walks through every, single step on how to dial in your targeting, your ads, your landing page, all that kind of stuff. If you want to learn more about Josh or more from him, then just go check out his website, clientalchemist.com. I'm excited to welcome Josh to the podcast and to welcome you guys to his world as well because he's an amazing dude. I think you're just going to love him.

Also, we did a great podcast with Kylie Newbold, that I feel is the number Podcast episode on Facebook marketing for real estate investors specifically. Go check out that episode here.

Direct download: CarrotCast_67_Josh_Schoenly_Full_Audio.mp3
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One question that I'm frequently asked is "What is the one thing that you can attribute to your success?" We have all wondered what that answer is for people that we admire and look up to.  But, usually, that answer isn't just one thing. It's a series of things that unfold in a certain order that unlocks success.

I'm going to walk you through the 8 things that I learned and implemented in my life. From exactly how I started and the exact things I had to unlock to advance me to the next step. 

I hope this CarrotCast does that same thing for you. I hope it helps you identify what are those next steps, where are you now, what are things blocking you, and what do you have to unlock or change within you to unlock that next step in your life and in your business.

Enjoy!

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP66_Trevor_Steps_To_Success_Full_Audio.mp3
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I created my life list in 2010. This is what I want to do while I'm alive. Experience, growth, and achievement. Recently, a friend of mine came across my life list on my website trevormauch.com. He saw that I wanted to catch a steelhead while fly fishing. 

He's a Veteran who turned to fly fishing as a relaxation and release point for PTSD. He understands the importance of helping others so he reached out to me to see if we could go fishing. 

We spent the day on the river and it was one of the most enjoyable and amazing items that I've done on my list. 

So why create a life list? It's exactly what I mentioned before. Experience, growth, and achievement. You can become a better, more fulfilled person. 

I encourage you to take an hour today to sit down and start a life list. Write out a draft. 10 items. Get it started and you can always add to it later. The main thing is to get it started.

Next, share it. Make it 100% public and magic will start to happen. 

Share it on Facebook and tag me, Trevor Mauch. I would love to celebrate it with you. 

Enjoy and check out more CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com.

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP_64_Trevor_Life_Lists_Full_Audio.mp3
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There are so many cool things about being an entrepreneur and running your own business. Even the bumps and bruises that you learn from along the way.

On this episode of the CarrotCast, I'm going to dive into one thing that can change the game of your business.

Proactive Key Performance Indicator (KPI).

We're building into the Carrot culture to be more productive and concentrated within our systems.

Listen in and learn how proactive KPI's can help you march towards your goals each week.

Enjoy and be sure to listen to past episodes of the CarrotCast and give us a rating on iTunes. Thanks! 

Direct download: EP_64_-Trevor_Proactive_KPI_Full_Audio.mp3
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We're talking about lead generation on this call. But...it's a little bit of a different one. I'm going to set the stage for you. Whenever we talk about lead generation, there are a few steps that we always want people to take because of a proven path. This is the model to follow that works, and it works over and over and over again.

The first thing, you got to dial in your website. Nailing step one, getting a high-converting website with the right strategy.

Step two is what we're going to talk about today.You need to pick a traffic plan and get traffic and leads coming in soon, and one of the best ways to do that is with pay-per-click marketing, whether it's through Google or Bing or even Facebook if you do it right. One of the things that most people don't do is they don't look at and they don't focus on this one metric that Adrian and I on our team spent some time ... We did a Facebook Live and what you're going to listen to is actually the recording of a Facebook Live that we did yesterday, as of the time I'm recording this, where we walk through and the number one most important metric that I feel people should be looking at when it comes to paid traffic. If you follow this metric and then you follow our training on how to dial in your pay-per-click marketing through Google and Bing, you are going to succeed. Okay? It's just going to happen.

One of the things that most people don't do is they don't focus on this one metric that Adrian and I are going to cover. We walk through the number one most important metric that I feel people should be looking at when it comes to paid traffic. If you follow this metric and then you follow our training on how to dial in your pay-per-click marketing through Google and Bing, you are going to succeed. 

What is the number one most important metric according to me when it comes to your paid traffic? Well, piggybacking off of a call I recent CarrotCast, we take a look at how to use simple math to really help your paid marketing become a lot more successful. This is going to help you do this one calculation that could change the game with your pay-per-click. 

Really dive in, nail this number that we're going to give you. It's going to take you five minutes to do your own calculation, and we'd love your feedback.

Listen to over CarrotCast episodes at www.carrotcast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_63_Trevor_PPC_Metrics_Full_Audio_1.mp3
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Have you ever thought about your legacy?

For this CarrotCast, I’m going to use my Grandpa as an example of a pinnacle of success. He recently passed away and it was clearly evident that he was a person that left a legacy.

There were people that traveled hours or who had not seen him in 60 years, gather to pay their respects to a person who had a positive influence on their lives.

We often times put too much stock in our bank accounts and facebook accounts...on stats and ego.

Instead, we need to start shifting that focus on positive influence and concentrate more on our legacy.


Enjoy this episode of the CarrotCast and challenge yourself to do five positive things today. Go out and live a legacy. Invest in people, have fun, be kind, and enjoy life!

Direct download: CarrotCast_62_Legacy_Full_Audio.mp3
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It’s easy to lose our passion, purpose, and kindness in the negativity of our 21st century lives. On this episode, Trevor and his brother Kyle interview Joe Anglim and Leon Logothetis about how to and why it is so important to bake passion, purpose, and kindness back into our DNA.

 

Joe Anglim is best known for his role on the hit show Survivor. Joe is also co-host of his show Mana which takes him around the world inspiring others. Joe’s also a jewelry maker, artist, craftsman, and has a knack for traveling the world on a budget where it seems he’s always on the go and trading art or construction for a roof over his head in some amazing places for amazing experiences.

 

Leon Logothetis is one of the most inspirational storytellers. He’s an adventurer, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and king of extreme budget travel. That’s not what he’s always been though. He used to be a broker in London before he gave it all up for a life on the road. Leon is living proof that anything is possible through kindness and human connection. He’s crossed 90 countries and every continent. He’s the host of the TV series Amazing Adventures Of A Nobody on National Geographic, the hit Netflix Documentary (that everyone needs to go watch right now) “The Kindness Diaries”, he’s an author and much more…

 

Tune in and become that influencer that can leave a legacy of passion, purpose, and kindness.

 

Enjoy!

Direct download: CarrotCast_61-_Trevor_Leon_Logothetis_Full_Audio.mp3
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Cherie Aimee was medically dead for 90 minutes from cardiac arrest. Per a miracle, she came back and was in a coma for 3 months.

Like many of us, before that moment she was in a spot in life where she knew she wasn’t living the true her. Not making the impact on the world that she knew she could make.

That moment triggered in her to learn to love herself (she teaches how she did) and how a new mindset unleashed how she shows up in life and how you can too.

Check out page episodes of the CarrotCast at carrotcast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_60_-_Cherie_Aimee_Full_Audio.mp3
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One of the biggest fears that people have about hiring or bringing people aboard is that they think it's going to make their bottom line take a hit. They think it's gonna make the money that goes into their pocket to put food on your table, take a hit, and lessen all of the hard work you've put in to growing your business. You've put in hard work to grow the income stream and the last thing we as entrepreneurs want, is for that to go down.

For some reason, the first thing that we think of when we're looking at bringing people on a team, is "Oh my gosh, what's going to be taken away from me?"

On this episode of the CarrotCast, I'm going to talk about hiring and why it should not be looked at from an expense mindset in the early stages.

Hiring should be... how is this going to add to the business? How can we make this person pay for themselves and increase our revenue and you can do it in almost every position in your company starting out; it's not just sales people. It could be your assistant, it could be other things like that. So, on this episode, I want to walk you through the investment versus expense mindset when bringing people on your team and how to go after those first several people on your team to make sure that you're doing it right.

Also, to make sure that you're not hiring late in the game and not capitalizing on big opportunities that you are currently missing because you are so busy and you're doing all the work.

Strap in, listen to this episode of the CarrotCast. I'd really love your feedback. If you're in a spot right now in your business where you know you need to add someone on the team but you're not exactly sure how or you're kinda nervous about paying for them out of your own pocket, listen to this episode, let me know in the comments on iTunes or head over to Facebook and hit me up over there. Let me know the next move you're gonna make to build that team and to shift the mindset on bringing people aboard from an expense to an investment.

Direct download: CarrotCast_59_-_Trevor_Hiring_Exp_vs_Invst_Full_Audio.mp3
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If you had to guess, what would you say is the #1 marketing tactic our (Carrot) most successful clients implement? 

If there's one thing that people really need to wrap their minds around when they start to invest in marketing, this is definitely in contention for being one of the top one, two, three things that are among the most important with making your marketing work.

Basically, if you've ever stopped your marketing efforts because you had a "gut feeling" that you're spending money without results but you didn't base that off of hard math, then you're most likely quitting too soon. the way that I'm going to show you in this CarrotCast, if you did not base that off of hard math, that decision, then you likely had a high, high, high chance of sabotaging your own results.

I'm going to show you in this CarrotCast, if you did not base that off of hard math, then you likely had a high, high, high chance of sabotaging your own results.

I'm going to walk you through how to remove emotion from your marketing equation, and how to add simple mathematics to make sure that you have the best possible chance of making your marketing work for you and crush it no matter what your business is! 

Be sure to check out our other amazing CarrotCast episodes at www.carrotcast.com

Direct download: EP_58_-_Trevor_Removing_Emotion_Full_Audio_1.mp3
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We don't do a whole lot of Carrot Cast episodes on wealth, per se. Most of the people we have on here, or the topics that we talk about, of course, are related to helping you build wealth. But the thing is, most of us entrepreneurs go out building that business...building that first business. Creating those income streams. For some reason, we don't implement the actual things that would help us to become financially free and actually truly wealthy. It's not wealthy for being wealthy's sake. I think it's really that first thing that I mentioned before, with being free...being financially free, so you can go out there and do what you want to do. For me, my definition of financially free is to never, ever have to worry about money. Where money isn't even a factor in any of the decisions that we're making. That, to me, is financially free.

Also, it's where I'm earning the income doing the things that I love to do. Not grinding away. Okay. You could totally have no worry about money ever, but you could have no life because you didn't structure the way that you're generating your income, in a way to where your money truly serves you, rather than you being a slave to it. On this episode of the Carrot Cast, I've got a special guest with me. A longtime friend of mine, Jack Bosch, who is an investor. He's flipped thousands of pieces of land. He's an apartment building buyer and owner now. We're going to talk about his story and we're going talk about what he calls the wealth wheel.

The reason I brought him on isn't because of the land investing, although we will talk about that a little bit. It's not because of the apartment investing, which we're gonna talk about a little bit. It's not really necessarily his story from coming to Germany as an immigrant, broke and turned into an amazing seven and eight figure a year entrepreneur. It's the mindset that goes into building true wealth and how to really use real estate, whether you're a wholesaler, a flipper, an apartment building investor, but especially if you're a wholesaler or a flipper listening to this. Eight out of ten wholesalers and flippers that I talk to do not set up their businesses to build true wealth. They set up their businesses, honestly, to be high paying jobs. It ends up tying you down. It ends up doing the opposite of why you started that business in the first place.

This episode we're gonna walk through the wealth wheel. Walk through some concepts out of Jack's book that he wrote. Also, in this episode, we're gonna tell you how you can get a copy of his book for free because I really believe in the message that it puts out there on how you can really build true wealth and really gain real freedom in your business and from your business, rather than earning a high paid job for yourself.

Welcome on in Jack Bosch to this episode. While you're doing this, take notes and identify where on the wealth wheel you are. Because odds are, you're only probably doing one or two of the things on the wealth wheel and you're going to perpetually be on this hamster wheel, where you've always got to work and always got to bust your butt in order to make the income, instead of the income working for you. Let's dive in.

Direct download: EP-57-CarrotCast-jack-bosch.mp3
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I always get excited when I get to do these types of CarrotCasts when I bring on a client of ours who has a great, great story. And the client that I'm bringing on today is Brian Rockwell. This CarrotCast is pretty compelling and hopefully, it's going to speak to everyone about patience and swift and focused execution when you decide to make things happen.

He didn't use the excuses of, "There's way too much competition." He didn't use the excuses of, "I already see Carrot sites everywhere." He didn't use any excuses of "I've never done a deal." He went out there, executed according to what we laid out, our plan for him. He executed it. He carved out time to study. He carved out time to implement, he carved out a budget, and he did $80,000 in wholesale fees in March. He did another $50 to $60,000 in April, and he's already on track to do amazingly well again at the time we recorded this in June. 

You're also going to be able to learn how he's executed like mad as a newer investor, not having all the advantages that you do with experience and credibility and how he went after and executed with one marketing plan, on one way of getting clients now with building up momentum over the long term with another way of getting clients, and how he's turning those into profits.

He eliminated emotion from his decision by setting a solid marketing budget that is 100% based off of data and math. Magically that turned into amazing results for him.

You're going to love his story, how he went from junior high teacher and baseball coach, and a 12-year journey on starting being a real estate investor from thinking about it to taking the action on it.

He took action, and within three months he's doing $80,000 a month in revenue, and you're going to hear how he did it.

So listen to this episode of the CarrotCast and check out the other episodes at carrotcast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP_56_Brian_Rockwell_Full_Audio.mp3
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Curious how Carrot has grown exponentially over the last three years?

In this CarrotCast, I'm going to reveal our number 1 marketing tactic and why it's essential for any business to thrive.

This tactic is applicable to the small business and the large business alike and it's guaranteed to grow your business if you put in the time and effort required. Listen to find out what it is.

Want more? Check out our other CarrotCasts at www.carrotcasts.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_55_-_Trevor_USP_Full_Audio.mp3
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Following up on the Collective Genius Mastermind - connecting with some amazing real estate professionals. We want to personally meet our clients more... in our office in Roseburg Oregon! 

I want to ask you this... would you be interested in coming out to Carrot HQ for a Carrot Camp? 

The number one order of business, we would be dialing into your business and your website to increase your odds of higher ROI. Not necessarily for the new investor, but one who has been able to consistently close deals.

The second part of the Camp would be to share our beautiful Oregon location by either golf, mountain biking, fly fishing, you name it!

If you're interested hit us up either oncarrot.com or facebook.com/trevormauch and share your thoughts and ideas!

Direct download: CarrotCast_54_-_Trevor_Carrot_Camp_Full_Audio.mp3
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Real estate is one of the least trusted industries-- why is that?

Now ask yourself... "How many of your last deals would you feel like following up with and taking to dinner or grabbing a drink, those clients?" If you're like most wholesalers and flippers, your business is about the numbers. Investors treat it as a one-and-done too often. Most don't believe they can be tight with the client after the deal has closed.

I'm returning from one of, if not, the Nation's top Mastermind events for real estate wholesalers and flippers called Collective Genius. These guys are big time. 500-600 flips per year and some with over 4000 multi-family units.

What's one of the main differences between the one-and-done investor and one that flips 500 properties per year? The willingness to build and continue a relationship- after the transaction.

What can you do to change the churn and burn mindset of your clients? Find out. On this episode of the CarrotCast, Trevor dives into what he learned at the Collective Genius Mastermind, showing clients that you care and that they're not just another comma.

Have gratitude for everything and build humanity back into business!

Be sure to check out past CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com 

Direct download: CarrotCast_53_-_Trevor_Add_Humanity_Full_Audio.mp3
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Harvey Gronwald just spent a week at the Carrot headquarters. Trevor sits down with him to pick his brain on how he is crushing it in the mobile home real estate space.

He discusses why you should pay a professional photographer for house photos, how he got into the mobile home market, and some seriously actionable tips to sell houses faster.

He made $75,000 on a single mobile home. With this info, you can too.

Like this episode? Get more real estate and entrepreneur tips to cut through the clutter and crush it with your business... visit www.carrotcast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_52_-_Harvey_Gronwald_Full_Audio.mp3
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Every business should have 1 or 2 key metrics that are your “north star” at any given time. Right now ours is Net Promoter Score… because it is the simplest way to gauge overall happiness of our clients. In the spirit of transparency, we recently had 2 of the worst NPS ratings we’ve ever had in our 3+ years in business.

In this episode, I discuss what I saw, why it happened, how we track NPS, and also dive into the psychology of negativity in success.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_51_-_Trevor_Negativity_6-1-17_Full_Audio.mp3
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Trevor Mauch has started several businesses over the years and is the CEO of Carrot, but his previous businesses grew to trap him in a life he simply wasn’t loving.

Working too many hours, on things he wasn’t passionate about, making great money but without the passion for what he was doing, and a boom and bust business model that made it hard to plan ahead.

In this CarrotCast Trevor dives into the simple concept that changed his business and life… setting “non-negotiables” that he decided to live by and build his next businesses by.

You’ll hear his journey, what those 5 non-negotiables are, and how you can create your own.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_50_-_Trevor_Non_Negotiables_Full_Audio.mp3
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What is our vision here at Carrot for the next 5 years? In this short CarrotCast our CEO Trevor talks about the history of Carrot, our product, where we’re going, and the launch of a new Advanced Marketers Plan...

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com.

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP_49-_Trevor_NewAdvMktg_Full_Audio.mp3
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Jason Lucchesi jumped into real estate investing right when the last downturn started and built up a solid real estate investing business.

Shifting and changing as the market changed. But then he realized he’d built a business that he was a slave to. Working long hours, making a great income but no time to enjoy it, and really not enjoying the business he’d built. Then he decided to stop grinding and start building a business he loved. Jason talks about his journey and how he’s adapted his strategy as the market has shifted and talks about how he created systems and brought on people who could help him grow a business that

Then he decided to stop grinding and start building a business he loved. Jason talks about his journey and how he’s adapted his strategy as the market has shifted and talks about how he created systems and brought on people who could help him grow a business that

Jason talks about his journey and how he’s adapted his strategy as the market has shifted and talks about how he created systems and brought on people who could help him grow a business that flips 6-7 deals a month with little of his involvement so he could focus on his passion for coaching and helping others do what he’s done.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_48_Jason_Lucchesi.mp3
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While most of the real estate market is flooding into flipping houses or wholesaling houses… savvy investors are looking at the gaps in the market where there is an outsized opportunity vs. competition level.

When Carrot client Gary Horton hit a wall wholesaling real estate in San Diego he tested out flipping bare land… and hasn’t looked back since. Now Gary buys and sells land all over the West Coast, from his house (or office), does 8-9 flips per month, and barely has any competition. In this

In this episode, Gary lays out his entire business model from start to finish. His marketing, how he targets sellers, how he sells his properties, his margins, how he does online marketing to drive consistent land deals… EVERYTHING.

Dive in and listen to Gary’s story and get inspired to go down the path less traveled. Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_47_Gary_Horton.mp3
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Content Strategist, Mike Blankenship and Trevor Mauch discuss how to seamlessly produce any piece of content, from the birth of an idea to the publication of a post.

Be sure to listen to our other episodes of the CarrotCast at www.carrotcast.com.

Direct download: CarrotCast_46_-_Michael_Blankenship.mp3
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Many entrepreneurs try to go it alone for the first phase of your business career. The lone wolf. The “I’ll figure this thing out”. The rugged individualist.

But eventually, we discover that there are other people out there way smarter in many parts of business and life that I can learn from… and if I can get around a group of amazing people consistently it can really uplevel my game.

I went through that conversation myself 7 years ago and joined my first Mastermind.

In this episode of the CarrotCast I talk about Masterminds with my guest, Jason Medley, the founder of the Collective Genius.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_45_Jason_Medley_Full_Audio.mp3
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Wholesaling and flipping are the gateway “drug” to long-term investing like my guest today focuses on.

Jason is one of my greatest entrepreneurial inspirations, a good friend of mine, and one of the most amazing real estate investors and community CHANGE AGENTS I’ve ever known.

In this episode Jason breaks down how he grew his outdoor advertising business to over 600 billboard faces in Ohio, how to strategically buy properties in the same area and bring businesses in your community wants and gain equity in those businesses (in addition to the cash flow from your property), and why he’s almost single-handedly changing his small town community in Ohio.

If you’re not inspired by the end of this call I don’t know what will get you going.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_43_Jason_Duff_Full_Audio.mp3
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“You can’t do any deals with SEO”. We hear that quite often from people who don’t want to put in the work and focus. But for those who use a solid proven system and implement a plan with consistency… they see results.

Dave Brown fuels almost his whole 30-40 deal per year business with SEO and in this podcast he breaks down exactly how he started, what he did on SEO in the first days, what he does today, some tips… and his story as a real estate investor.

If you’re curious about pulling in deals with search engine optimization listen to Dave Brown’s story and how he does it.  

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_43_David_Brown_Full_Audio.mp3
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What lessons can we learn from Apple Computer when it comes to building a business? 

Tons, but one, in particular, is how important it is to build an “integrated product suite” that all work in tandem to help more clients and add multiple streams of revenue from the same user base.

How can real estate investors and agents create an “integrated product suite” as well?

Our guest, Matt Aitchison, has done just that. See how Matt has been able to cut through the clutter and turn more prospects into revenue than his competition by one by one adding partnerships in his company to offer services all of his prospects need.

After you listen to this episode you may never look at the “house flipping” or “wholesaling” business again.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_Matthew_Aitchison_Full_Audio.mp3
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Carrot’s latest intern on the Content team puts Carrot CEO Trevor Mauch on the hot seat to dive into Trevor’s past and the moments and lessons that have led to where he is today.

Mike dives into questions around purpose, around passion, the story of Carrot, and how Trevor was able to get through his biggest setbacks in life over the years to come out even stronger.

This conversation may be able to help you get clarity on some “success habits” that you can adopt that could truly change your life and your business.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_41_Michael_Blankenship_Full_Audio.mp3
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"A" players, as many people call the best of the best employees… aren’t easy to come by.

But there is a way that you can increase your chances of grabbing the attention of "A" players and hiring them onto your team.

"A" players can often make 10x the impact that a "B" player can make and Carrot CEO Trevor Mauch shares how to structure your company to make "A" players want to work for you, how to create your hiring process so it filters out the "B" and "C" players, and how to motivate A players to come work for you.

It’s not a “copy and paste” solution so be ready to get to work and fundamentally change the way you’re currently looking for great people.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_40_Trevor_Hiring_2__A_Players_Full_Audio.mp3
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As your business grows… or as you realize that you can’t keep doing everything yourself, you’ll need to bring aboard great team members to help you reach your goals.

But how do you know when you should hire? How do you know who you should hire first or next?

And how do you ensure you hire the right person in the right role?

Well in this episode Trevor Mauch, Carrot CEO, walks through how they use the Kolbe test to help identify the gaps we need to fill in our company, the personality type that person should be, and how to really add the afterburners to your business by adding team members that complement your skillset and the way you work.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_39_Trevor_Hiring-Kolbe_Full_Audio.mp3
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When should you make the leap to full-time in your side business? It doesn’t matter what business it is there’s a point when it makes more sense to leave your day job and go full-time into your passion.

Michael Rogers, a Carrot client and CPA of 12+ years walks through his journey on how he did his first deal, built an income producing portfolio while still working full-time, then how he slowly scaled back his hours at the CPA firm he was employed at and eventually dove in full-time as an investor just this past winter.

Now Michael is still focused on building his portfolio for the long-term and doing wholesale deals for his active income. How did Michael do it? Listen in.

Also, listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_Ep_38_Michael_Rogers.mp3
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How can you grow your business to make you the only viable option for leads without having to go door to door or make cold calls?

How can you tell a more influential story to cut through the clutter and become a driving force behind that story?

How do you create a credible brand where before leads even reach out, they're likely to go with you because of what you've done in your community?

So many investors and agents fall into the short term marketing "tactics" trap and lose focus on building the foundation for an amazing long-term business.

On this episode of the CarrotCast, Ryan Fletcher host of the Agent Marketing Syndicate Podcast joins us to discuss gaining control of your business and avoiding the some of the "tactics" that may lead you down the wrong path.

If you're looking to rely on Facebook ads, AdWords, Craiglist... then great! But, this podcast is for the serious, long-term agent and investor. Build credibility and community!

Enjoy and be sure to listen to our other CarrotCast episodes at carrotcast.com.

Direct download: CarrotCast_EP_37-Ryan_Fletcher.mp3
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EP 35: Hiring A Rock Star Executive Assistant - Resources, Tools, Mindset Shifts, and more w/ Adrian Nez and Trevor Mauch

Want to know my secret to getting 10x done with less time? It’s not the sexy “productivity” hack you’re looking for… but it’s what every high performer I know has done.

Hire an amazing executive assistant.

In this episode of the CarrotCast Adrian Nez and Trevor Mauch dive into the details… in Part 2 of How to 10x Your Productivity… on where to find a great assistant, what tools we use, what to put in your job description, how to get through your first 90 days with them, and more.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

 

Before you dive in, if you haven't listened to Part 1 of the Hiring a Personal Assistant CarrotCast, be sure to check it out...

CarrotCast - 10x Your Productivity And Income – My Formula For Hiring A Personal Assistant w/ Trevor Mauch + Adrian Nez

 

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Direct download: CarrotCast_Adrian_Nez_and_Trevor_Mauch_February_14.mp3
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EP 34: Bandit Sign Wars, Door Hangers, and Scaling With Online Marketing w/ Edward Beck

Edward Beck has been through 2 full real estate cycles. From doing 20+ deals per month with a large team pre-2005… to trimming down his business but focusing on fewer but better deals… Edward has seen it all in his market of El Paso, Texas.

Edward talks about how their real estate business almost imploded, how he picked up and rebuilt the business post-crash, and what he’s doing today to stabilize and really grow his real estate investing business.

Bandit sign wars, door knocker sorrows, and how he’s using online marketing and Carrot to cut through the clutter… now online marketing is his #1 source of high-profit deals.

How did he do it? Listen to his story on how he got started in real estate investing and what led to his success. Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: CarrotCast_34_Edward_Beck.mp3
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EP 33: How Was My January? Update on My Travels, Our Carrot Team Retreat, and Reprogramming Your Mental Operating System w/ Trevor Mauch

On this episode of the CarrotCast, Trevor talks about where and why he's at the period in his life and his business where he needs to build, change and delegate so he can continue to do the things that make his heart sing.

 

As entrepreneurs and business leaders, we all come to a chasm that we need to cross. But... how do we do it?

Find out and enjoy this conversation as he walks you through the mindset shifts you need to make before you choose to cross the chasm that you're currently faced with.

 

Listen to more CarrotCast interviews at CarrotCast.com

Direct download: 33_Trevor_Carrot_and_the_Chasm.mp3
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EP 32: Student Housing, Apartments, Hard Money, and Unique Ability In Life w/ Doug Fath

Doug Fath is one of the couple dozen people in my “inner circle”.

Entrepreneurs I’ve known for years, we’ve grown together, get together in person a couple times a year in a mastermind I started with my former business partner Patrick Riddle. Doug is an amazing real estate investor who started with student housing in Philly, transitioned into repositioning rental portfolios, development, and now owns a hard money / private lending company alongside his other real estate businesses.

Doug is truly an entrepreneur who is grounded and has found his “Wealthy Passion”. Listen to his story on how he got started in real estate investing and what led to his success.  

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: 32_CarrotCast_Doug_Fath.mp3
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EP 31: Facebook Marketing Tips for Real Estate Investors + Agents w/ Kiley Newbold

Getting motivated house seller leads on Facebook hasn’t been easy over the years. Cash buyers, tenants… yes.

But sellers have been a harder nut to crack. Until the last 12 months that is. Our guest, Kiley Newbold, a Facebook marketing ninja who was the Vice President of Marketing & Technology at a $75MM company before going full-time into Facebook marketing for real estate professionals recently, dives into his strategies that are consistently attracting high value motivated house seller leads through Facebook ads.

Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: 31_CarrotCast_Kiley_Newbold_Facebook_Marketing.mp3
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EP 30: My 2017 Predictions For Real Estate Lead Generation In 2017 w/ Trevor Mauch

2016 flew by and lots of changes happened in the online marketing landscape for real estate investors. Google made some big SEO updates, Adwords updates, mobile continues to climb in importance… and the real estate market is shifting.

What are our CEO, Trevor Mauch’s predictions for 2017 and how real estate investors and agents will HAVE TO SHIFT in order to crack through the clutter of competition in your area?

Listen in for Trevor’s 4 predictions that could help you gain an advantage in your marketplace online. Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com

Direct download: 30_CarrotCast_Trevor_Mauch_-_2017_Predictions.mp3
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EP 29: 8 Ways To Kill Your Goals (and how to avoid them) w/ Trevor Mauch and Adrian Nez

Average people vs high performers tend to fall prey to these 8 goal killers more often.

What about you?

Will you derail your goals this next year?

Will you have a process to notice and jump over these 8 “goal killers” when they come into your path? Adrian Nez and Trevor Mauch from the Carrot team discuss the “8 Goal Killers”, how and where they pop up in our lives, how to get past them quickly (or avoid them all together), and what struggles they’re going through in their own lives as entrepreneurs growing 6 and multiple 7 figure companies.

This could change your entire year ahead if you avoid just one of these common goal killers. Listen to our other episodes at www.CarrotCast.com


EP 28: Content Marketing Strategy For Real Estate w/ Content Master Aaron Orendorff

How do you achieve quick business growth? One of the main ways is giving your audience high-value content.

But, how do you use content marketing correctly? How do you do it to where it actually builds value into your business to bring you the clients you need?

As a real estate investor, how do you create content that cuts through the clutter in your market, so you stand out as the expert? 

At Carrot, we write and craft the content that builds credibility and achieves higher rankings in Google. We create evergreen content that will rank well for months or even years.

How would you love to create content today or this week or this month that brings you the leads for months or years to come?

On this episode of the CarrotCast, we're joined by one of the top SEO, conversion, and content marketers in the U.S., if not the world. 

Aaron Orendorff is going to make your life easier by giving you some content marketing shortcuts that you can use in your business to create content that breaks you free from the market and places you steps ahead of your competition.

Direct download: 28_CarrotCast_Aaron_Orendorff_Content_Marketing_Shortcuts.mp3
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EP 27: Memphis Invest's $100M/yr Business Model w/ Chris Clothier

What does it take to grow a $100M/yr real estate empire and buy 15 houses per week… all while growing an amazing culture and team that is massively impacting the world?

Well Chris Clothier, one of the owners of Memphis Invest, dives into his story, successes, and struggles. We dive into specific things they did early on to stand out from other investors, specific things they do to build an amazing culture with their team members, and struggles he’s had along the way.

Listen to our other episodes at the CarrotCast

Direct download: 27_CarrotCast_Chris_Clothier_Memphis_Invests_100M_yr_Business_Model.mp3
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EP 26: Planning An Epic 2017 - Are You Doing THIS? If Not, It’s Critical To An Amazing 2017

Trevor dives in on this “micro-CarrotCast” episode… less than 20 minutes, on what simple shift he made 2 years ago in his year end planning to live a more amazing life.

For many of us, goals actually derail our happiness and success, Trevor dives into why this happens and HOW he asks just one simple question now that has led to massive income growth, more happiness, but also more purpose in his life.

Listen in and then get to work planning out your next year!

Direct download: 26_CarrotCastTrevor_Planning_an_Epic_2017.mp3
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EP 25: Networking Tips For Introverts... Build Relationships Instead w/ Kyle Mauch + Trevor Mauch

Make 2017 amazing!

We want you to get started on the right path by helping you broaden the people you know and to build powerful relationships.

This episode of the CarrotCast is a family affair. My brother and entrepreneur, Kyle Mauch, joins us to share his stories of how he’s been able to crack through the clutter, get to know more people, and build special relationships with some amazing people.

After all, the best stories are the ones we live and those usually involve amazing relationships.

Enjoy!

Direct download: 25_CarrotCast_Kyle_Mauch_Building_Relationships.mp3
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EP 24: Owner Finance + Private Money To Gain A Market Advantage w/ Mitch Stephen

As they say, if you don't adapt you die... and many real estate investors aren't adapting to the market changes.

One of the ways many investors are changing their strategy is to selling properties with owner finance to build big passive income streams and gain an advantage.

Mitch Stephen has bought and sold over 1,500 homes in Texas alone and we talk about how he does his Owner Finance strategy and how he couples that with private money to gain a huge edge and serve his clients the best.


EP 23: The Secret To True Happiness For Ambitious Entrepreneurs with Seth Buechley

Seth sold his first company when he was 29 for just under $20 million bucks.

But was miserable. The next years were some of the most confusing and unhappy years of his life.

After losing most of his money from the sale he got a second chance to do it all over again and grew another company even bigger that recently sold.

During that journey he learned the true secret to being happy, content, yet still ambitious... while leaving a legacy and living the life he's always wanted to live.

You'll hear that secret and his story in this episode...


EP 22: Creating A World-Class Company Culture and Mission with Dutch Bros CEO Travis Boersma + Disney Executive Lee Cockerell

Creating a stellar company culture isn’t easy, but it’s sure powerful and fulfilling. On this episode, Trevor and his brother Kyle interview the CEO of Dutch Bros Travis Boersma, the nation’s largest drive-through coffee company with a flat amazing culture and mission…

along with Lee Cockerell the former head of all operations at Disney World… on how they created and led some of the most passionate company cultures in the world today.

Direct download: 22_CarrotCast_Lee_Cockerell__Travis_Boersma.mp3
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EP 21: Location Rebel: Build A Business With Passion, Purpose, And Travel with Sean Ogle

Don’t let your business trap you. It’s happened to me and it happens to more entrepreneurs than entrepreneurs who see true freedom.

But the choice is yours, and our guest today, Sean Ogle, a good friend of Trevor’s has found a way to structure his business around his passions and purpose in a big way.

A 6 hour work day, world travel, amazing experiences, and no regrets. Learn how Sean does it and how you can too.


EP 20: 10x Your Productivity And Income - My Formula For Hiring An Assistant w/ Trevor Mauch + Adrian Nez

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Ever find yourself working too much on the little things at the expense of the big things? Ever think… “Man if I only had more time I could really ramp up my income and happiness!”?

If so, this episode is for you. We dive into how to properly hire a personal assistant for your life and business. Our hiring process. Questions to ask. THE test to have them take (this is a MUST). And more. This one episode could literally change your life and your business in these next 60 mins.

No joke.

Direct download: 20_CarrotCast_Adrian_Nez_Hiring_a_Personal_Assistant.mp3
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EP 19: Billionaire Conversations - What Key Traits Do Billionaires Have?

This episode of the CarrotCast is a little different. Instead of the traditional interview, I wanted to share one of my favorite all-time podcast episodes. So, with approval from the original author, we dive in with Billionaire Secrets.

What common traits do the most successful business people in the world have? In this special episode, a recording from a podcast from years prior that made a huge impact on our CEO Trevor. What key differences are between billionaires and “mere millionaires”? What is the importance of having a “retreat”? And more. This CarrotCast episode will challenge you in your thinking to think bigger and more intentional. This is a must listen for all entrepreneurs.

Enjoy :-)

Direct download: 19_CarrotCast_Yani_Billionaire_Secrets.mp3
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EP 18: The Keys To Our Business Partnership w/ Trevor + Carrot Co-Founder Chris Carr

Chris Carr is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer here at Carrot. He’s usually behind the scenes leading our development team but Trevor brought him out front in this podcast to talk about their business partnership.

How they found each other, how the partnership is structured, how they work through disagreements, culture, trust, and more. If you’re in a business partnership or thinking about going into one, this episode is a must listen.

 

Enjoy :-)


EP 17: He’s Bought 2,000+ Houses. How?  Brad Chandler with Express Home Buyers Unveils His Journey.

Brad Chandler is the CEO of Express Home Buyers, one of the largest home buyers in the entire country.

In this CarrotCast episode, we dive into what makes someone who has grown from a one-man show to now buying over 2,100 homes tick. What key mindset shifts did Brad have to make early on? And what does Brad say is the most important part of his marketing arsenal?

 

Enjoy :-)

Direct download: 17_CarrotCast_Brad_Chandler_Hes_Bought_2000_Houses._How.mp3
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EP 16: Effective Copywriting Tips For Real Estate From World Renowned Copywriter Ben Settle

The message you deliver in your marketing can make or break how well it works. Your direct mail, website, ads, you name it… copywriting is THE single most valuable skill you can learn to make your marketing more effective.

So Trevor invited on his good friend and world-renowned copywriter Ben Settle (the king of email copywriting) to talk about how you can connect with your audience better in real estate and boost your marketing with better copy.


EP 15: How To Build A $200,000/yr Passive Cash Flow Rental Portfolio w/ Daniil Kleyman

While everyone is trying to make a quick buck flipping, my guest on this episode of the CarrotCast has built a $200k/yr net passive cash flow income from a simple and methodical approach to buying real estate.

In addition, he has helped change the face of Richmond, VA and is passionate about creating communities that people LOVE to live in. Hear his story and learn...

Listen and learn from Daniil Kleyman's story...

Enjoy :-)


EP 14: From 0 to 3,347 Multi-Family Units: “How I Did It” w/ Carlos Vaz

Ever wondered how someone acquires 100 multi-family units? How about 500? Well in this episode of the CarrotCast, our guest Carlos Vaz has acquired over 4,000 units and will dive into how he's done just that...

If you need a little push or example of someone who is killing it in multi-family, check out Carlos's site at http://contiorg.com/


EP 13: Traveling The World While Investing + Interns Closing Deals w/ Justin Lee

Have you ever thought about hiring an Intern for your real estate investing business? Maybe you just don't know how to get started.

On this CarrotCast episode, Trevor's guest, Justin Lee, can tell you exactly how to do it.

Justin is a virtual investor in (right now) three hot markets; Seattle, San Diego, and St. Louis.  

He wouldn't be where he is without help from Interns. Justin has developed an amazing strategy for finding and hiring. It becomes a win-win situation.   

This type strategy can be implemented by any entrepreneur in pretty much any industry.

You'll also get insight on a topic that never really gets old... the mindset of following your passions. Find out what drives Justin and how he has been able to reach his goals.

These are tips that you don't want to miss. Enjoy :-)


EP 12: Scaling Past Yourself: Building A Business Of Freedom, Purpose,  And Crazy High Profits w/ Trevor Mauch and Adrian Nez

How do you get more out of your business? How can you shift your mindset so you can scale your business beyond yourself? Listen in to this amazing CarrotCast to find out...

Trevor is joined by a real estate entrepreneur, but one who is not only a member but also a Carrot employee.

Adrian Nez is one is one of the first Carrot success stories. He's an expert virtual wholesaler based in North Carolina. 

Yes, real estate is a topic on this call, but more intriguing is the topic of having the right attitude in life. 

Trevor and Adrian can relate to life's struggles that everyone has, but they have been able to cut away from the struggles by having the right positive mindset.

Listen in. You're practically guaranteed to walk away from this podcast with a better attitude and more passion.


EP 11: Pumpkin Planning Your Business For Less Stress And Higher Profits w/ Mike Michalowicz

This CarrotCast takes an exciting turn because I had to pleasure to talk about what a perfect mindset really is and how that benefits your life with one of my favorite authors and business leaders, Mike Michalowicz. Mike is a multi-million dollar entrepreneur and famous author of The Pumpkin Plan, Surge, and Profit First. I highly recommend all of these books. Not only to business entrepreneurs, but anyone wanting a great read for life in general. 

Enjoy :-)

You can get more information about Mike at MikeMichalowicz.com


EP 10: How A Former Olympian Stands Out In A Sea Of Competition in A Competitive Market w/ Martin Boonzaayer

It's not every day that you get to have a conversation with an Olympian. Especially not one who is a very motivated and smart real estate entrepreneur.

This CarrotCast's guest is that guy. Martin Boonzaayer is one of the top investors in the very competitive Phoenix Arizona market. Probably no better place to experience trial by fire.

Over time, he's built a system around being professional, consistent and honest with his clients. By using the system he continues to stand out from his competition. Even while offering much lower prices. He recently offered $20k less than his competition and closed the deal that netted $32k.

Follow along and learn this system and much, much more!

Enjoy :-)


EP 9: My Top SEO Guy Lays Out 4 Critical SEO Tips In 2016 w/ Matt Dalbey

Let’s dive into this CarrotCast episode with guest Matt Dalbey. Matt is our go-to guy when it comes to SEO. He has an awesome data-driven approach that we think will point your SEO mindset in the right direction.

If you’re wanting to learn how to smash through SEO barriers in order to achieve a higher ranking website in organic search results, then this call is for you. If you want to learn behind the curtain SEO tips the professionals use, this is for you. Last, if you want to feel more energy and passion today, this episode is for you.