25 episodes

On the Rx Investor Podcast we interview pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who have inspiring wealth-building stories. Our goal is to lift the veil on the most effective strategies in entrepreneurship, business, real estate, and investing so that YOU can add new streams of income and grow your wealth exponentially. Join our podcast hosts, Claude Condo and Jeff Stark, as they interview prominent individuals in the pharmacy and healthcare industries, have some laughs along the way, and help the audience achieve financial independence.

Rx Investor Podcast Claude Condo & Jeff Stark

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

On the Rx Investor Podcast we interview pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who have inspiring wealth-building stories. Our goal is to lift the veil on the most effective strategies in entrepreneurship, business, real estate, and investing so that YOU can add new streams of income and grow your wealth exponentially. Join our podcast hosts, Claude Condo and Jeff Stark, as they interview prominent individuals in the pharmacy and healthcare industries, have some laughs along the way, and help the audience achieve financial independence.

    024 - Accomplish Anything in Life by Being Intentional, Creating a Plan, and Taking the First Step with Frank Macias

    024 - Accomplish Anything in Life by Being Intentional, Creating a Plan, and Taking the First Step with Frank Macias

    Are you graduating from college with a huge amount of student loans? Listen to Frank Macia’s story of how he got out of his student debt by being intentional, creating a plan, mitigating life’s expenses, and taking the first step toward his goal.

    Because of his desire to achieve financial freedom, Frank explored other ways to earn more income. He discovered real estate and learned how to house hack and do short-term rentals. He experienced challenges along the way but he was able to get through them and learn valuable lessons. Listen now!

    Key Points from This Episode:
    How Frank started as a pharmacist.Why he invested in real estate.His initial steps moving towards his vision and goal of financial freedom.How Frank's journey in real estate investing started.How he financed the lot he bought while still paying off his student loan.The setbacks of building a house from scratch and how Frank solved them.The advantages of getting a builder. Frank’s advice to pharmacists who graduated from school with a huge loan? Which should they prioritize – paying off their student loan or saving for an investment?The benefits of investing in real estate for a pharmacist.Why does Frank love house hacking?The tax benefits of real estate investing.Tweetable:
    “If you want to accomplish anything in your life, whether it’s career or financial goals, then you have to have some type of planning. You have to have some type of intentionality.” [00:10:06]

    Links Mentioned:
    Email Frank Macias
    Frank Macias on Facebook
    Frank’s Listings
    Building an Investment Property with Frank Macias, PharmD
    The Real Estate Robinsons
    Gordon Ramsay’s podcast
    STR Unfiltered podcast
    The Short-Term Show

    About Frank Macias, PharmD
    Frank Macias graduated from Mercer University in Atlanta, GA in 2017 and worked as a pediatric pharmacist for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for 1 year.  He moved back to Florida and worked full-time as a retail pharmacist and part-time at a pediatric hospital. Later on, he made the transition from retail to hospital. He worked as an evening staff pharmacist for about 4 years and transitioned to daytime. 

    As of now, Frank has been doing short-term rentals for half of the duplex and his initial single-family home since April of 2022. He self-manages the properties as they are on-site. Frank handles all the guest communications, listing management, pricing, maintenance and reservations while his wife handles the coordination of the cleaners, final inspections, supply ordering, and payroll.

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    Claude Condo on LinkedIn
    Jeff Stark on LinkedIn
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    The main sponsor of our podcast is Rx Real Estate Investment. They make everything we do possible, and our conversations and interviews would not be available without their support. If you want to diversify your retirement portfolio and get into commercial real estate investing, working with Rx Real Estate Investment may be a great match for you. Check out the website at www.rxrei.com. 

    • 38 min
    023 - Align Your Investment with Your Goals, Surround Yourself with the Experts in Your Niche and Get the Passive Income that will Empower You to Do More with Dr. Rachel Gainsbrugh

    023 - Align Your Investment with Your Goals, Surround Yourself with the Experts in Your Niche and Get the Passive Income that will Empower You to Do More with Dr. Rachel Gainsbrugh

    Dr. Rachel Gainsbrugh’s mission is to build a luxury short-term rental portfolio with as many women, mothers, and entrepreneurs as possible. Her goal is to generate passive income so she can have more time to spend with her family and passion. She believes in the importance of aligning her investments with her goals. So, after looking at all the investment strategies, she knew that real estate was the best vehicle for her. 
    Dr. Gainsbrugh wants to help women in healthcare learn how to invest because she wants to provide her fellow pharmacists with options so that they can have the confidence to say no to things they disagree with or don’t like to do. If you are seeking to invest in real estate or start your own business, take Dr. Gainsbrugh’s advice to surround yourself with like-minded people, learn, and seek help from the experts in your niche.

    Key Points from This Episode:
    Dr. Gainsbrugh graduated with half a million dollars in student loans!Joining communities of like-minded people who are focused on paying off their debts helped her to get out of her loans.Having an accountability group would greatly help someone battling with debts.How did Dr. Gainsbrugh start to move towards investing in real estate and gaining passive income?What led her to invest in short-term rentals?It is crucial to align your goals with your investments.How to know if your goals and investments are in alignment.Learn to ask for help and lean on the information from experts in the specific niche you want to invest in.The lessons Dr. Gainsbrugh learned from her first deal that prepared her for the deals that came after it.Dr. Gainsbrugh touches on the regulations for HOAs.Dr. Gainsbrugh’s goal in 2023 for women in healthcare.
    Tweetables:
    “If your investment is not in alignment with what your goals are, that has to change in 2023. Rethink that in 2023. Alignment is so important.” [00:19:35]
    “Just one investment that’s bringing in some income gives you a little bit of breathing room.” [00:28:18]
    “When you surround yourself with investors who are all focused on accomplishing that goal of achieving passive income, that’s where all of the nuggets are gonna be found.” [00:31:48]

    Links Mentioned:
    Dr. Gainsbrugh’s website
    Top 75 Cities for Short-Term Rentals in 2022
    Who not How (book)

    About Dr. Rachel Gainsbrugh
    Born in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Dr. Rachel was driven to make a difference and not take her parents' sacrifices for granted. She graduated with a whopping $500,000 in student loan debt. She struggled, burned the candle at both ends, worked multiple extra hospital shifts to pay it off… until she discovered real estate and digital courses.

    Fast forward to now, Dr. Rachel is a semi-retired pharmacist, Luxury AirBNB Real Estate Investor, Educator, Public Speaker, Podcast Host, Course Creator, Coach, and a mom to two boys 24/7! 


    Connect with us!
    Claude Condo on LinkedIn
    Jeff Stark on LinkedIn
    Subscribe to our newsletter!



    The main sponsor of our podcast is Rx Real Estate Investment. They make everything we do possible, and our conversations and interviews would not be available without their support. If you want to diversify your retirement portfolio and get into commercial real estate investing, working with Rx Real Estate Investment may be a great match for you. Check out the website at www.rxrei.com. 

    • 53 min
    022 - Living with Purpose, Joy, Inspiration, and Serving Others in EVERY Stage of Life with Tim Rhode

    022 - Living with Purpose, Joy, Inspiration, and Serving Others in EVERY Stage of Life with Tim Rhode

    Tim Rhode achieved financial freedom by age 40 and currently has 25 income streams! How did he do it? What helped him find his purpose and passion?

    Tim re-invented himself, changed his mindset, and connected the data points in his life until he achieved his dream of having a business where he could mentor and serve people. Investing in real estate changed his direction and enabled him to find his purpose and live with joy and inspiration.

    Key Points from This Episode:
    Being financially free, Tim enjoys life and look for opportunities to serve, fit in, and help his family and community.Changing mindsets from a clerk to RE investor.Taking all the necessary steps to learn about RE.How his first three RE transactions changed his direction in life.Discovering his new identity at 40.Know and connect the data points in your life to discover your gift and passion.How did Tim know about his gift of giving and serving others? What pushed him to do it?
    Tweetables:
    “You have a new identity sitting out in front of you. You just haven’t have the courage to tell your brain, ‘It is time!’” [00:15:34]

    “The keyword is data points. You gotta get away from your life and just get out and get your heart rate elevated and start putting these data points together.”  [00:16:33]

    “Get the courage to do the thing that you know you need to do and you know you don’t want to do it.” [00:44:46]

    Links Mentioned:
    The Quitter’s Manifesto (book)
    Why Doctors Don’t Get Rich (book)
    1Life Fully Lived website
    GoBundance website
    Follow Your Different podcast by Christopher Lockhead

    About Tim Rhode
    Tim would tell you that he got off to a slow start. After growing up in the rural town of Portola in Northern California and barely graduating high school, Tim Rhode found himself at the age of 25 working as a grocery clerk with two young children to provide for.

    He eventually found his “niche” selling real estate; and from 1986 to 2000, he sold over 2,500 homes and from 1997 to 2006 he invested in over 100 properties. Tim focused on saving money, keeping his expenses low, and playing solid “financial defense” which allowed him to basically retire, and he was financially free at the age of 40. 

    Not wanting to play hike, bike or ski all day, Tim threw his energy into his true passion: helping people thrive and live their most fulfilling life. He founded the nonprofit 1Life Fully Lived to help people of all ages gain the tools and skills they need to thrive and also co-founded GoBundance, a high-level mastermind, with David Osborn, Pat Hiban and Mike McCarthy to help healthy, wealthy, generous people lead epic lives. We have a women’s tribe now!

    Tim has also authored and co-authored numerous books such as Tribe Of Millionaires and The Quitters Manifesto and has been featured on a variety of podcasts and media outlets.  He now lives near his children in the High Sierras with his wife and dog.

    Connect with us!
    Claude Condo on LinkedIn
    Jeff Stark on LinkedIn
    Subscribe to our newsletter!


    The main sponsor of our podcast is Rx Real Estate Investment. They make everything we do possible, and our conversations and interviews would not be available without their support. If you want to diversify your retirement portfolio and get into commercial real estate investing, working with Rx Real Estate Investment may be a great match for you. Check out the website at www.rxrei.com. 

    • 53 min
    021 - The Roadmap! A Challenge to Live Minimally, so that You Can Eventually Live Richly with Dr. Nathan Smith

    021 - The Roadmap! A Challenge to Live Minimally, so that You Can Eventually Live Richly with Dr. Nathan Smith

    Dr. Nathan Smith believes that if you want to get financially free early in life, you have to be fanatical. He was still a student in pharmacy school when his real estate investment journey began. By the age of 30, Dr. Smith was already financially free. How did he start and where did he get his capital? His secret sauce is to live minimally, so you can eventually live richly. Listen as Dr. Smith shares his real estate investing roadmap with us in this episode!


    Where and how to get capital is one of the biggest challenges in real estate investment. So be all ears up to the end as Dr. Smith shares creative ways and strategies to finance acquisitions. He goes into detail about seller financing and how to approach property owners. Enjoy the show!

    Key Points from This Episode:
    Dr. Smith’s background and why he chose PharmD over MD.Investing in real estate while studying pharmacy.How he educated himself about real estate investing.His first house hack.Why he focused on the student rental market.Why seller financing is a great strategy for Dr. Smith.How to make the first touch with a property owner.Ways to finance an acquisition.Why is he diverting his focus away from student housing now? Failures and lessons in his real estate investing journey.How pharmacy helped him in his real estate investing. Nate’s advice for risk-averse pharmacists and his roadmap to get you started in real estate investing.
    Tweetables:
    “If you will put up with what most people won’t put up with, you’ll have what most people won’t have.” [00:17:33]
    “The way that you become financially independent, generally, is cash flow.” [00:19:03]
    “As long as we’re disciplined in our personal lives, pharmacy provides us with such a great income. It bailed me out many, many times. I always made sure to live below my means.” [00:45:15]

    Links Mentioned:
    Dr. Nathan Smith on YouTube
    Dr. Nathan Smith on Facebook
    Dr. Nathan Smith on Instagram
    The All-In Podcast
    E192: Finding Triumph in Creative Financing with Nathan Smith
    Episode 111 - Seller Financing: A Creative Tool For A Changing Market With Nathaniel Smith

    About Dr. Nathan Smith
    Nathan Smith is a real estate investor and an industry leader in creative financing and asset management. He owns over 200 doors, totaling approximately 24 million dollars in assets. Nathan has founded multiple real estate businesses including “Clearwater Capital Group,” a real estate investment company that delivers dependable cash flow and appreciation, and “Live in Eau Claire,” a property management company that managed over 1,000 units at the time of his exit. One of Nathan’s passions is teaching others about the power of investing in real estate.

    Connect with us!
    Claude Condo on LinkedIn
    Jeff Stark on LinkedIn




    The main sponsor of our podcast is Rx Real Estate Investment. They make everything we do possible, and our conversations and interviews would not be available without their support. If you want to diversify your retirement portfolio and get into commercial real estate investing, working with Rx Real Estate Investment may be a great match for you. Check out the website at www.rxrei.com. 

    • 1 hr
    020 - The Mindset Shift from Being a Risk-Averse Pharmacist to a Risk-Tolerant Investor with Quynh Vu

    020 - The Mindset Shift from Being a Risk-Averse Pharmacist to a Risk-Tolerant Investor with Quynh Vu

    Get your dose of inspiration today from Quynh Vu as she speaks on how to shift from being risk-averse to risk-tolerant in this episode! The biggest reason people hesitate to invest in real estate or any business is the fear of taking risks. After working as a retail and hospital pharmacist for 16 years, Quynh realized that her job was not secure and having just one source of income was also a big risk.

    As a pharmacist, Quynh was risk averse. But something changed her mindset. She decided to leave her job and focus her energy on achieving financial freedom and generational wealth through real estate. Find out what changed her mindset and how she became successful. Listen now!

    Key Points from This Episode:
    Quynh’s experience working as a retail pharmacist at Walmart and in a hospital.The pressure of being a pharmacist in a hospital.What motivated Quynh to keep moving forward in her career as a pharmacist?Quynh’s advice to those who feel stuck in their jobs or want to leave retail pharmacy to move to a hospital. The difference between retail and hospital pharmacists.Why and how did Quynh get into real estate investing?How long it took for Quynh to become convinced to start investing.How to know if you are ready to invest.Quynh’s first investment and how they got the deal.Quynh’s coaching business.The challenges she faced in her journey and what she would have done differently knowing what she knows now.A smart way to know what action to take to achieve your end goal.Tweetables:
    “Having only one source of income is very risky too.” [00:25:06]
    “Starting with the end in mind is important. Once they know what they want then they also have to figure out how to get there.” [00:37:31]
    “There’s a lot of different ways that you can invest. People have to look inside of them and see what their risk tolerance is.” [00:38:32]

    Links Mentioned:
    The Wealth Building Agent website
    The Psychology of Money
    Our San Diego Home

    Follow Quynh Vu on:
    LinkedIn
    Facebook
    Instagram
    TikTok
    YouTube

    Connect with us!
    Claude Condo on LinkedIn
    Jeff Stark on LinkedIn

    About Quynh Vu
    Quynh and her husband purchased their first home at 23 while still in college and have always owned a home since then. In 2018, her husband started investing in real estate to help them find ways to create more passive income while she worked as a pharmacist. They now own numerous properties, including accessory dwelling units (ADUs), condos, duplexes, and single-family homes used as vacation homes and long-term rentals in San Diego, California, and several states. Quynh is also a Real Estate Coach, who helps Real Estate Agents grow their real estate businesses and portfolios.



    The main sponsor of our podcast is Rx Real Estate Investment. They make everything we do possible, and our conversations and interviews would not be available without their support. If you want to diversify your retirement portfolio and get into commercial real estate investing, working with Rx Real Estate Investment may be a great match for you. Check out the website at www.rxrei.com. 

    • 49 min
    019 - How to Realize Your Passion and Think Like an Entrepreneur with Blair Thielemier, PharmD

    019 - How to Realize Your Passion and Think Like an Entrepreneur with Blair Thielemier, PharmD

    Learn how to become a “Pharmapreneur” in today’s episode with Blair Thielemier! Blair’s passion is to level-up pharmacy into a value-based healthcare model, and is currently training and coaching pharmacists looking to invest or start their businesses. 
    Blair touches on the mindset and limiting beliefs that pharmacists and healthcare professionals must overcome so they can move towards achieving their goals and passion in life. She shares three “pharmapreneurial” paths that pharmacists can take as they begin their journey to becoming entrepreneurs. Blair believes that pharmacy practice is changing so she trains pharmacists to become ready to adapt to these changes in the industry through PharmapreneurAcademy.com. Listen now to learn more!
    Key Points from This Episode:
    Blair worked in a clinical hospital pharmacy before she became an entrepreneur.Losing her job led her to a new path.The challenge she faced and how it brought her to work with independent pharmacies.Blair’s passion for entrepreneurship and how she started pursuing it.What is the first step to transition out of retail?The three “pharmapreneurial” paths.The physician’s office path.The pharmacy-based path.The patient-paid path. How do you find your passion?The mindset or limiting beliefs that hinder pharmacists from pursuing their passion and how to overcome them.Blair talks about PharmapreneurAcademy.com.Blair’s vision and goals for PharmapreneurAcademy.com and how they help pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.Tweetables:
    “[Passion] begins to help you realize that you have more power over the way that you practice than maybe what you even realize.” [00:16:39]
    “If pharmacists and healthcare professionals in general can see themselves as healers, then the question can be, ‘Are patients getting better or worse in this intervention?’” [00:16:54]
    “The last thing that I want pharmacists to do is to go out and create a business around something that they are not passionate about. It’s like just creating another job for yourself that you don’t enjoy.” [00:12:27]
    Links Mentioned:
    PharmapreneurAcademy.com
    Free Resource!
    Blair on LinkedIn
    Blair on Facebook
    Blair on Instagram
    Blair on YouTube
    About Blair Thielemier, PharmD
    Blair Thielemier is a business development consultant specializing in pharmacist-led billing models. She consults on and produces e-learning programs for state and national organizations, pharmacy wholesalers, payers, and technology start-ups. Blair has books and online courses available for individuals looking to leverage their pharmacy knowledge into monetized clinical programs at PharmapreneurAcademy.com. She speaks internationally about trends in leveraging pharmacists to improve value-based care.


    Connect with us!
    Claude Condo on LinkedIn
    Jeff Stark on LinkedIn



    The main sponsor of our podcast is Rx Real Estate Investment. They make everything we do possible, and our conversations and interviews would not be available without their support. If you want to diversify your retirement portfolio and get into commercial real estate investing, working with Rx Real Estate Investment may be a great match for you. Check out the website at www.rxrei.com. 

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

sl im e ,

Very informative

Overall this is a great podcast! Very knowledgeable guests. Love the specific niche targeting Pharmacists and Healthcare professionals to reach financial freedom through Real Estate.

PoonSlayer9000 ,

Worth the listen!

This is a newer podcast on my download list. I was pretty impressed. By the way I was orchestrated. Definitely doesn’t seem like an hour podcast and the hosts seem to be pros at this. Definitely worth the listen!

crerocks ,

Fantastic!

Amazing podcast and host! Great content on investing, business and life.

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