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

The BetterLife Podcast: Real Estate Investing | Wealth Building | Life Brandon Turner & Cam Cathcart

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

    Slash Your Tax Bill and Shield Your Wealth! My Real Estate CPA and Attorney Explain How

    Slash Your Tax Bill and Shield Your Wealth! My Real Estate CPA and Attorney Explain How

    Amanda Han and Mauricio Rauld are Brandon’s personal CPA and attorney, respectively. They both work with real estate investors of all stripes to help them avoid taxes (legally) and protect their assets.

    In this episode, they speak directly to 6 different types of investors ranging from newbie to syndicator – and break down how each type of investor should approach their tax strategy, entity formation, insurance, estate planning, and more.

    Amanda and Mauricio also talk about: - LLCs: how, when, and where you should form them- How to avoid a nasty surprise tax bill (common LLC mistake)- What accelerated depreciation is and how to use it to supercharge your returns- How to know when it’s time to bring in a CPA or attorney- When to consider an S Corp structure- How flippers can minimize their liability- Whether your rental properties need to be in separate LLC’s- What real estate professional status can do for you- What Mauricio learned from a near-death experience- How they run their businesses and the habits that let them live a BetterLife- And much more!

    Books Mentioned:- Atomic Habits by James Clear- The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss- Legal Strategies for Everyone by Mauricio Rauld- The Book on Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investor by Amanda Han and Matthew MacFarland- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki- Traction by Gino Wickman- Buy Back Your Time by Dan Martell

    Connect with Amanda: 
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Strategies-Savvy-Estate-Investor/dp/0990711765
    Website: https://keystonecpa.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amanda_han_cpa
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@amandahancpa

    Connect with Mauricio:
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Legal-Strategies-Everyone-Maximizing-Protecting/dp/B0CVKWWLQ5
    Website: https://www.premierlawgroup.net/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mauriciorauld/?hl=en
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mauriciorauld

    Connect with us!
    Website: https://abetterlife.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife/?hl=en
    https://www.instagram.com/beardybrandon

    Mauricio’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- Tim Tebow Foundation https://timtebowfoundation.org

    Amanda’s charitable cause- Animals for Armed Forces, her nonprofit which covers the cost of pet adoption for veteran families https://www.animalsforarmedforces.org/

    Show Sponsor:- The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: https://reisummit2024.com/

    Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe

    • 2 hr 6 min
    From $40k/Year to 400 Houses with Cam Cathcart

    From $40k/Year to 400 Houses with Cam Cathcart

    Cam Cathcart is a real estate investor who quickly scaled up to 100 deals/year and built enough savings to move his family to Maui.

    In this episode, Cam shares what separates new investors who take massive action from those who get stuck in analysis paralysis and breaks down how you can still find great deals in this market without spending a fortune on marketing. 

    Cam teaches flipping, wholesaling and rental property investing over at Deal Flow Real Estate.

    He also talks about: - The moment he realized he needed to change his financial situation- How networking with local players was a “cheat code” to success- How to come across as confident as a new investor- Advice for you if you’re scared to buy your first rental property- How he finds and funds deals- Recruiting private money lenders for his flips- Why he rarely puts contingencies in his purchase and sale agreements- What he did when he ran into a cash crunch - Why he lives by the motto, “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing”.

    Books Mentioned:- Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat: The BRRRR Rental Property Investment Strategy Made Simple by David Greene- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins- The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor- The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World by John Comer 

    Connect with Cam: 
    Website: https://www.dealflowrealestate.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cam.cathcart

    Connect with us!
    Website: https://abetterlife.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife/?hl=en
    https://www.instagram.com/beardybrandon

    Cam’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- Tim Tebow Foundation https://timtebowfoundation.org/

    Show Sponsor: - The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: https://reisummit2024.com/
    Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #55: Brandon Turner

    #55: Brandon Turner

    Brandon Turner is the founder of Open Door Capital and the BetterLife Tribe among other businesses. He controls 10,000 units worth $900 million and previously hosted the BiggerPockets Podcast.

    In this episode marking the 1-year anniversary of the show, producer Alex Felice interviews Brandon about why he left BiggerPockets; his extreme abundance mindset and commitment to hiring teams; his vision for ODC and BetterLife; paying $50,000 for private coaching; and much more.

    Brandon also talks about: - The banking job that convinced him he could never be an employee- The biggest mistakes he made as a young real estate investor- The moment he knew he needed to leave BiggerPockets and go out on his own- How he mitigated the risk of leaving a “comfortable” gig- The two things you should do before quitting your job- His mission to become the “Dave Ramsey of real estate”- How he plans to give away $1 billion, with a “B”- The books and people that have changed his life the most- His faith and how it him manage stress- Why success requires a certain amount of “brutalness”

    Books Mentioned:- A Million Bucks by 30 by Alan Corey- ABCs of Real Estate Investing by Ken McElroy- Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, and Quads: The Fastest and Safest Way to Real Estate Wealth by Larry Loftis- The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan- Red Rising by Pierce Brown

    Connect with Brandon: Open Door Capital: https://odcfund.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beardybrandon/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@beardybrandon?lang=en

    Connect with us!
    Website: https://abetterlife.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife/?hl=en

    Show Sponsor: 
    The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: https://reisummit2024.com/Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #54: Brian Luebben

    #54: Brian Luebben

    Brian Luebben is a real estate investor who quit his 6-figure job to travel the world and work for himself remotely. He teaches others how to do the same in his community, the Action Academy, and hosts a podcast by the same name.

    In this episode, Brian talks about ditching his corporate sales career, building rental property cash flow, and realizing “passionate” income trumps passive income. Plus, he outlines a specific, step-by-step roadmap to make life-changing money online doing what you love.

    Brian also talks about: - Why you should look at your “boss’s boss” life and ask if it’s what you really want- How he built a rental property portfolio while he still had his job- Walking into his boss’s office and quitting- The 3 stages of wealth building: “Survive, Arrive, Thrive”- What “passionate income” is and how to get it- Getting what you want using your Reticular Activating System (RAS)- Goal-setting frameworks using ChatGPT- How documenting your journey on social media attracts the right people into your life- The concept of “remote scalable income”- Building a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) to make cash online- The death of online courses?

    Books Mentioned:- Vivid Vision by Cameron Herold- The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection by Michael Singer- The Gap and The Gain: The High Achievers' Guide to Happiness, Confidence, and Success- The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller

    Connect with Brian: 
    Website: https://quityourjob.co/
    Book: From Passive To Passionate: How To Quit Your Job - Grow Your Wealth & Turn Your Passions Into Profits by Brian Luebben https://passivetopassionate.com/
    Podcast: https://www.actionacademypod.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brianluebben
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@brianluebben

    Connect with us!
    Website: https://abetterlife.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife/?hl=en
    https://www.instagram.com/beardybrandon

    Brian’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a leading medical treatment facility for children suffering from cancer and other life-threatening diseases https://www.stjude.org/

    Show Sponsor: - The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: https://reisummit2024.com/

    Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe

    • 1 hr 35 min
    #53: Adam Gilbert

    #53: Adam Gilbert

    Adam Gilbert has helped more than 7,500 clients finally find a diet and exercise routine they can stick with consistently. His company, MyBodyTutor, offers daily coaching and accountability with a focus on mindset, psychology and habits. 

    In this episode, Adam shares how his father’s health crisis inspired his life’s work; why a lack of consistency is at the root of almost every fitness setback; and how you can build a plan that actually works over the long haul without denying yourself the foods you love.

    Adam also talks about: - Why fad diets fail- Mindless eating and overeating and how to break those cycles- Why you shouldn’t obsess over protein- Why he doesn’t believe in “cheat meals”- How to plan indulgences- Where coaching and accountability come in- Tips for parents of picky eaters - Why you should never criticize your own body in front of your kids- Business lessons from 17+ years at the helm of BodyTutor

    Books Mentioned:- Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz- Good to Great by Jim Collins- The Dip by Seth Godin

    Connect with Adam: 
    Website: https://www.mybodytutor.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mybodytutor/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mybodytutor

    Adam’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- The National MS Society, which works to bring a cure to Multiple Sclerosis

    Show Sponsor: The BetterLife REI Summit May 3-5 in Denver, CO. The most actionable “how to” real estate event for new and experienced investors. Grab your tickets here: https://reisummit2024.com/

    Connect with us!
    Website: https://abetterlife.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife/?hl=en
    https://www.instagram.com/beardybrandon
    Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #52: Grant Baldwin

    #52: Grant Baldwin

    Grant Baldwin describes himself as a “normal dude” who has earned millions delivering 500+ paid speaking engagements around the world. He founded The Speaker Lab to teach what he’s learned about communication and connection – two of the most critical skills to advance your career or grow your business.

    In this episode, Grant talks about his journey from burned out youth pastor to well-paid keynote speaker and shares practical tips you can use to become a more effective storyteller, marketer, and leader today.

    Grant also talks about: - How to command a room even if you’re not a confident speaker- Exactly how to plan a “best man” speech or any other type of talk- The two questions every audience needs you to answer- How he’d improve Brandon’s “bathroom mirror” story- Why he invests most of his money back into his own business- How he ensures his kids don’t grow up spoiled- His family’s approach to charitable giving- Getting his pilot’s license

    Books Mentioned:- 48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller - The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss- 10x Is Easier Than 2x by Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy

    Connect with [Grant: 
    Book: The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform 
    https://www.amazon.com/Successful-Speaker-Booking-Building-Platform/dp/0801094089
    The Speaker Lab Podcast https://thespeakerlab.com/podcast/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thespeakerlab/
    Website: https://grantbaldwin.com/

    Connect with us!
    Website: https://abetterlife.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterlife
    https://www.instagram.com/beardybrandon
    Grant’s charitable cause (100% of ad revenue goes here):- The Make-A-Wish Foundation https://wish.org/

    Show Sponsor: - Podcast Pointman, the podcast agency that produces this very show and a handful of other Top-1% podcasts. Watch the podcast growth masterclass here: https://www.podcastpointman.com
    Interested in building wealth without losing your soul? Join the BetterLife Tribe here: https://join.abetterlife.com/tribe

    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
655 Ratings

655 Ratings

usna05 ,

My new fave

Love this show and listen to every episode!

J-bird472 ,

#57 Amanda Han & Mauricio Rauld

Unfortunately, this is basically now BiggerPockets version 2, which hopefully doesn’t remain true for future episodes. Still good information if all you want to do is listen to another version of BiggerPockets.

hgc bj ,

Great Content

I have really enjoyed the guests that have been brought on the show. I have learned so much in so little time. Absolutely love!

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