157 episodes

If you're an entrepreneur, small business owner, or side hustler looking for new ways to make money, scale your business, or turn your side hustle into a business, we've got something for you. We'll be interviewing successful entrepreneurs who have turned their dreams into reality. We'll learn how they did it and what they wish they'd known before they started their businesses. Your host, Ryan DeMent, has unique insights built by 25 years of experience in the financial industry and several failed businesses. So if you're looking for new ways to make money, scale your business, or turn your side hustle into a business… then this podcast is for you!

Chasing Financial Freedom Ryan DeMent

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 45 Ratings

If you're an entrepreneur, small business owner, or side hustler looking for new ways to make money, scale your business, or turn your side hustle into a business, we've got something for you. We'll be interviewing successful entrepreneurs who have turned their dreams into reality. We'll learn how they did it and what they wish they'd known before they started their businesses. Your host, Ryan DeMent, has unique insights built by 25 years of experience in the financial industry and several failed businesses. So if you're looking for new ways to make money, scale your business, or turn your side hustle into a business… then this podcast is for you!

    Ep 268: Navigating the Pathway to Real Estate Mastery and Personal Growth

    Ep 268: Navigating the Pathway to Real Estate Mastery and Personal Growth

    Join us as David Dippong, a formidable force in the Southern California real estate market and self-development realm, brings a treasure trove of insights to the Chasing Financial Freedom podcast. Prepare to shatter the myths of the unattainable American dream as David lays out the blueprint for first-time homebuyers and realtors alike, illuminating the path to ownership and professional growth through meticulous market analysis and client-centered strategy. This episode promises a glimpse and a deep understanding of the financial habits that pave the way to success in real estate investment.

    Our dialogue with David transcends mere transactional advice, venturing into the essential discipline of financial literacy and the overarching journey of personal growth. Witness how mastering the ebb and flow of interest rates can unlock the doors to property investment, even as we probe the rise of 'buy now, pay later' consumerism and its implications. David's expertise is a guiding light, revealing how a commitment to service can foster enduring customer relationships and drive the growth of your real estate and lending endeavors. Embrace the wisdom shared in this conversation, and arm yourself with the tools to navigate the intricacies of financial freedom and long-term wealth.
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    • 31 min
    Ep 267: The Future of Real Estate Brokerage with Julia Hurley's Pioneering Vision

    Ep 267: The Future of Real Estate Brokerage with Julia Hurley's Pioneering Vision

    From the vibrant heart of Knoxville, we sit down with Julia Hurley, a real estate virtuoso who narrates her transformative journey from agent to empowered brokerage owner. With roots deeply entrenched in Tennessee soil, Julia unveils the nuances of taking command of her business destiny, emphasizing the strategic handling of legalities to safeguard her and her team's interests. Our dialogue with Julia is not just a story; it's an education in the strategic intricacies of real estate, the vital role of meticulous contracts, and the unwavering dedication required to offer clients unparalleled accountability.

    Navigating the ever-shifting sands of the real estate industry can be as perilous as it is dynamic, a truth Julia knows all too well. We dissect the contentious rise of buyer's agency, the looming legal battles shadowing the National Association of Realtors, and the rigorous financial landscape agents must endure. Julia's insights cut through the noise, offering a seasoned perspective on crafting a resilient business strategy that can withstand the steep entry costs and ongoing expenses of a real estate career. This episode peels back the curtain on an industry at a crossroads, probing the value of realtor services and the potential emergence of new real estate associations.

    As we round up our discussion, Julia's infectious enthusiasm for her achievements, including her 100th Google review and the honor of being named 2023 Woman of the Year, inspires us. Her venture into children's literature is a testament to her passion for real estate and commitment to elevating the industry. For those intrigued by the reality of operating a flourishing real estate brokerage or anyone seeking a burst of inspiration from someone who's truly making waves, Julia's story will not disappoint. Join us and absorb the wisdom of a woman who's not just selling homes but shaping the future of real estate.
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    • 35 min
    Ep 266: Charting the Uncharted Success Stories of Small Business Entrepreneurship

    Ep 266: Charting the Uncharted Success Stories of Small Business Entrepreneurship

    Ever been intrigued by the inner workings of a small business and the journey to success? Meet Samuel Smith, the Small Business Surgeon, a master in the art of business revitalization. His life's trajectory has been anything but linear, moving from real estate to establishment as an esteemed business consultant. His eclectic accent, a fusion of English, Texan, and a dash of Australian, is a testament to his diverse experiences and a life spent adapting and overcoming. The conversation with Samuel is a treasure trove of insights, ranging from the philosophy of his surgical approach to business to the personal trials he's navigated, all culminating in his mission to guide entrepreneurs through their own business challenges.

    The pathway to business consultancy isn't paved with gold—it's built on the resilience of overcoming obstacles like industry shifts and personal setbacks. Samuel's journey exemplifies this, marking a departure from real estate into the dynamic world of video production and eventually into the heart of business consulting. The transition, fueled by the engaging nature of video content creation and the necessity to adapt to market demand changes like those sparked by COVID-19, showcases how versatility can carve out new opportunities. The discussion delves into the entrepreneurial mindset, stressing the significance of setting audacious goals, the art of targeting the ideal client, and mastering the resilience required to bounce back stronger than before.

    Wrapping up our conversation, Samuel doesn't just leave us with stories of his triumphs; he extends a hand to all small business owners with a promise of support and free resources. His dedication to empowering the entrepreneurial community, underscored by a message of hope and unwavering persistence, is a beacon for those navigating the tempestuous seas of small business ownership. By sharing his conviction that success is attainable with consistent effort and adaptability, Samuel instills confidence in our listeners, encouraging them to push through adversity and chase their dreams. Join us for this inspirational episode that's as much a journey through the life of a seasoned entrepreneur as it is a master class in the craft of business.
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    • 37 min
    Ep 265: Harnessing the Untapped Power of the Subconscious Mind with Joey Drolshagen

    Ep 265: Harnessing the Untapped Power of the Subconscious Mind with Joey Drolshagen

    Have you ever wondered how a shift in your subconscious mind could redefine your success journey? Get ready to be captivated by Joseph "Joey" Drolshagen's story, a business coach extraordinaire who emerged from Detroit's blue-collar roots to become a beacon of guidance for realtors and small business owners. On the Chasing Financial Freedom podcast, Joey unravels the threads of his transformative Subconscious Mindset Training (SMP), a method that could potentially realign your habits and catapult your professional life.

    Embark on a narrative filled with the trials of transitioning from the corporate grind to the thrill of entrepreneurship. Joey's conversation with me, Ryan Amit, is a treasure trove of real-world anecdotes and strategies that challenge conventional sales techniques. He places serving at the heart of selling, a philosophy that resonates and revolutionizes how we forge connections in this digital age. If transforming your business approach by cultivating meaningful relationships piques your interest, you won't want to miss a minute of this episode.

    Finally, brace yourself for a deep dive into the art of embracing coincidences and the power of an open mind. Joey and I examine how self-awareness can trigger a paradigm shift, propelling you beyond adversity and onto a path of passion and resilience. Discover how a mere 15-minute conversation with Joey could open the doors to a new mindset, all while gaining insights into the profound impact these shifts can have on every facet of your life. Tune in and unlock the secrets to rewiring your subconscious for a future of endless possibilities.

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    • 33 min
    Ep 264: Crafting Victory from the Unexpected Twists of the Real Estate Maze

    Ep 264: Crafting Victory from the Unexpected Twists of the Real Estate Maze

    Ever been locked out of your own success story? Our latest episode reveals the tough lessons learned from the unexpected setbacks at Bayard Park, where missing keys and skipped open houses tested our resolve. I get personal about the rollercoaster of real estate, discussing the trials that have sharpened my leadership skills and the power of a resilient mindset. It's not just about the hiccups; it's about how you bounce back, crafting backup plans on the fly and harnessing positivity to surmount the hurdles. Real estate is more than transactions—it's about tenacity, and I'm here to share how to keep your head in the game when the game tries to sideline you.

    Then, we pivot to the heart of transformation—community. Join us as we explore the critical role community plays in revitalizing neighborhoods and the empowering journey from renting to owning. We throw the spotlight on the individuals who are making the dream of homeownership a tangible reality, discussing the tools and knowledge necessary to claim a piece of the American Dream. Don't miss our next installment of the Chasing Happiness Podcast, where we'll continue to provide inspiring stories and the nudge you might need to take your own leap into homeownership. Here's to staying uplifted and interconnected as we navigate the challenges on the path to our goals, together.
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    • 14 min
    263: The Fabric of Success Weaving Through Real Estate Ambitions and Failures

    263: The Fabric of Success Weaving Through Real Estate Ambitions and Failures

    Embarking on a quest to transform my entrepreneurial dreams into a thriving reality, I found myself immersed in the rigorous journey of a 90-hour pre-licensing real estate course in Arizona—all while spearheading current business ventures. The pulse of anticipation beats fiercely in this episode, as I recount the sleepless nights spent devising a blueprint for a comprehensive community that encompasses licensed realtors, loan originators, and trusted construction services, all culminating in a soon-to-launch, exclusive community website.

    Then, we strip away the gloss and glamour to reveal the unvarnished truth about failure's crucial part in sculpting success stories. Through sharing personal setbacks and the resilience they demanded, I aim to fortify your resolve in facing adversity and chasing your dreams relentlessly. We tease the arrival of next week's inspirational guest, ensuring even more motivation is on the horizon. Remember, from the stumbles and falls of today emerge the triumphs of tomorrow—so join us and continue writing your own success narrative.
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Chefdippy ,

Great show!!!

A lot of wisdom and coming from a low obligation place for people to absorb at their own speeds. Take some time and listen, you will be glad you did!

Tammy Geerling ,

Excellent Guests and Host

I listen to a lot of podcasts on financial and real estate investing and this podcast is at the top of my list! Ryan provides insightful questions and has experienced and knowledgeable guests. I’m always learning something new. I highly recommend Chasing Financial Freedom!

Indyusedcarguy ,

Good stuff here listen often

Don’t be in too big a hurry. listen up. Listen often listen til you can’t listen no more lol but seriously good solid info coming out here.

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