253 episodes

My Wake-Up Call came in 2015, when I realized that I had had enough of my corporate job and was ready to take back control of my life. The world and economy are constantly changing, and the best thing you can learn is how to spend your time and energy working *on* your business instead of in it. I’m Paul Thompson, and in my podcast we’ll be discussing exactly that—how to build and grow your investment portfolio from the ground up. With each episode, you’ll hear inspiring stories from those who have already experienced their wake-up call, and are doing something about it. Real Estate professionals, industry leaders, and more, will join me to discuss how owning and renting property has changed their lives and the lives of their families for the better. It can do the same for you. Join us and revolutionize your portfolio, investments… and your life.

The Wake Up Call Paul David Thompson: Investor, Consultant, and Fund Manager

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

My Wake-Up Call came in 2015, when I realized that I had had enough of my corporate job and was ready to take back control of my life. The world and economy are constantly changing, and the best thing you can learn is how to spend your time and energy working *on* your business instead of in it. I’m Paul Thompson, and in my podcast we’ll be discussing exactly that—how to build and grow your investment portfolio from the ground up. With each episode, you’ll hear inspiring stories from those who have already experienced their wake-up call, and are doing something about it. Real Estate professionals, industry leaders, and more, will join me to discuss how owning and renting property has changed their lives and the lives of their families for the better. It can do the same for you. Join us and revolutionize your portfolio, investments… and your life.

    254: The Transformative Power of Intentional Living with Chris King

    254: The Transformative Power of Intentional Living with Chris King

    Description: 
    Your WakeUp Call begins when you start to challenge conventional thinking. When you empower yourself to break free from the daily grind. When you choose to design your own lifestyle and economy.
    In this thought-provoking episode, Paul and Chris delve into the profound concepts of individual agency, self-sabotage, and the power of alignment between our inner experiences and external realities. They explore strategies for breaking free from limiting beliefs, overcoming procrastination, and harnessing the transformative potential within each of us. With real-life examples and actionable insights, this episode equips listeners with the tools to become the architects of their personal operating systems and achieve their most audacious goals.
    Key Takeaways:
    The Banister Principle: Our beliefs shape our reality, and by shifting our mindset, we can break through self-imposed limitations and accomplish seemingly impossible feats. Self-Verification Loop: Our thoughts drive our actions, which reinforce our beliefs, creating a self-perpetuating cycle. To effect change, we must interrupt this loop and align our experiences with our desired outcomes. Overcoming Self-Sabotage: Procrastination and self-sabotage often stem from misaligned goals or a desire for dopamine-driven stimulation. By identifying our true desires and managing distractions, we can stay focused and motivated. Empowering Teams and Building Culture: Effective leadership involves creating a shame-free environment, empowering teams through mindful communication, and prioritizing effectiveness over being right. Authenticity and Transformation: Letting go of the ego and embracing authenticity allows us to access a deeper sense of purpose and facilitates profound personal transformation. Coaching for Alignment: Transformative coaching provides a supportive framework for individuals to confront their limiting beliefs, align their inner and outer experiences, and achieve remarkable personal and professional growth. ► Resources
    How can I help you? 
    Book a 1 on 1 strategy session here:  https://shorturl.at/0Vntd
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    My social media accounts: https://linktr.ee/pauldavidthompson
    Check out my blog here:https://pauldavidthompson.com/blog/
    Build your real estate portfolio hassle free with me and SHARE. Book a call with us here. https://calendly.com/sfrteam/pdt-share?month=2024-04
    Free guide 'Making Offers Sellers Can't Resist': https://bit.ly/offerguide
     
    About Today’s Guest:
    Despite facing adversities like grief, abuse, and addiction from a young age, Chris M. King has forged an unconventional path of transformation. From taking nine years for an associate's degree to becoming an NCAA hockey player within a year of learning to skate, his story defies norms.
    After tumultuous careers in radio, healthcare, and tech, Chris found his calling as a transformative coach and "Executive Shaman." Drawing from spiritual psychology, he guides clients to transcend limits and achieve the seemingly impossible through intentional living, as outlined in his book "Renegotiate Your Existence." Chris's secret? A resolute choice to embrace his own unconventional journey.
     

    • 42 min
    253: The Power of Intellectual Humility

    253: The Power of Intellectual Humility

    Description: 
    Your WakeUp Call begins when you start to challenge conventional thinking. When you empower yourself to break free from the daily grind. When you choose to design your own lifestyle and economy.
    In this thought-provoking episode, Paul shares a profound life lesson he learned from a humbling experience in his corporate career. He emphasizes the importance of intellectual humility – recognizing that we don't have all the answers and being open to learning from our mistakes.
    Paul discusses how embracing intellectual humility can lead to greater success, resilience, and personal growth, as it allows us to adapt and grow in ways we never thought possible. He encourages listeners to approach life with humility, knowing that challenges and curveballs will inevitably arise, and that putting our egos aside and being willing to learn from these experiences is crucial. 
     
    Key Takeaways:
    Intellectual humility: Recognizing that we don't have all the answers and being open to learning from our mistakes is essential for personal growth and success. Embracing challenges: Life will inevitably throw curveballs our way, and by acknowledging that we don't have everything figured out, we can better prepare ourselves to face and adapt to these challenges. Letting go of ego: Putting our egos aside and being willing to learn from our circumstances and mistakes can lead to greater resilience and opportunities for growth.  
    ► Resources
    How can I help you? 
    Book a 1 on 1 strategy session here:  https://shorturl.at/0Vntd
    Group coaching with me, Peter Conti, and the Real Estate 101 team: https://shorturl.at/iDEcS
    Opt in to my newsletter here https://shorturl.at/kxMO8
    My social media accounts https://linktr.ee/pauldavidthompson
    Check out my blog here:https://pauldavidthompson.com/blog/
    Build your real estate portfolio hassle free with me and SHARE. Book a call with us here. https://calendly.com/sfrteam/pdt-share?month=2024-04
    Free guide 'Making Offers Sellers Can't Resist': https://bit.ly/offerguide
     
     

    • 9 min
    252: From Debt to Empire Building with Steven Andrews

    252: From Debt to Empire Building with Steven Andrews

    Description: 
    In this insightful episode, Steven, a seasoned real estate investor, shares his journey from being in debt to building a successful real estate empire. He emphasizes the importance of due diligence, active management, and assessing individual circumstances before investing in properties. 
    Additionally, Steven discusses creative financing strategies, location considerations, and the potential of distressed properties for wealth building. Paul and Steven delve into the evolving interpretation of the American Dream, highlighting the increasing interest in real estate investments among younger generations. 
    Throughout the episode, Steven offers valuable insights and announces exciting initiatives, including a monthly $1,000 giveaway and the chance to win $500,000 to kickstart a real estate business.
    Key Takeaways:
    Thorough due diligence is crucial before investing in real estate to avoid impulsive purchases and ensure long-term success.
    Active management and involvement are essential, even with the assistance of property managers, to maintain properties and maximize their value.
    Location, time efficiency, and creative financing strategies are important factors to consider when investing in real estate.
    Distressed properties can present opportunities for wealth building through value-added labor and renovation.
    The American Dream is evolving, with younger generations showing interest in rental properties and Airbnb's as secondary income sources.
    Authentic relationships and networking can be valuable in the real estate investment process.
    Steven's initiatives, including a monthly giveaway and the chance to win $500,000, offer opportunities for individuals to enter the real estate business.
    Diversifying interests and passions, such as Steven's newfound hobby of flying, can complement and enhance real estate investment strategies.
    ► Resources
    How can I help you? 
    Book a 1 on 1 strategy session here:  https://shorturl.at/0Vntd
    Group coaching with me, Peter Conti, and the Real Estate 101 team: https://shorturl.at/iDEcS
    Opt in to my newsletter here https://shorturl.at/kxMO8
    My social media accounts https://linktr.ee/pauldavidthompson
    Check out my blog here:https://pauldavidthompson.com/blog/
    Build your real estate portfolio hassle free with me and SHARE. Book a call with us here. https://calendly.com/sfrteam/pdt-share?month=2024-04
    Free guide 'Making Offers Sellers Can't Resist': https://bit.ly/offerguide
     
    About Today’s Guest:
    Steven Andrews is a real estate investor, business coach, and author with nearly a decade of experience in the rental market. After overcoming initial doubts, he went from buying supplemental properties to pursuing real estate full-time within nine years. Today, Steven owns and manages hundreds of properties through his virtual management company, Realty Management Group.
    Driven to empower others, Steven founded SOARX Consulting in 2023. His first book "The New American Dream: A Simple Roadmap to Purchasing Investment Properties" outlines his strategies for real estate investing success. With hands-on expertise and an authentic approach, Steven is on a mission to guide others in achieving their real estate goals as a mentor and coach.
     

    • 32 min
    251: Empowering Landlords to Build Successful Portfolios with Krista Reuther

    251: Empowering Landlords to Build Successful Portfolios with Krista Reuther

    Description: 
    Your WakeUp Call begins when you start to challenge conventional thinking. When you empower yourself to break free from the daily grind. When you choose to design your own lifestyle and economy.
    In this episode, Krista and Paul discussed the advantages of Turbo Tenant, an all-in-one landlord software solution. Krista emphasized that the software, developed with input from landlords, offers a comprehensive suite of features and a free trial, making it accessible to a wider range of users. She also highlighted the company's affordable pricing, driven by its commitment to assist as many people as possible.
    Paul expressed his appreciation for the company's practice of using its product, which he saw as a testament to its effectiveness and dedication to user experience. Additionally, they explore the challenges faced by landlords, such as financial compliance, auditing, and the importance of using data-driven decision-making in the real estate business.
    Key Takeaways:
    Turbo Tenant offers a comprehensive suite of features, including lease management, tenant screening, and a team of experienced landlords, to help landlords streamline their operations.
    The software's lease management capabilities and support for mid-term rentals make it an attractive solution for landlords managing various rental properties.
    Turbo Tenant's pre-screening system and compliance features help landlords follow fair housing laws, avoid vicarious liability, and ensure tax compliance.
    The company provides educational resources, such as webinars, courses, and podcasts, to address common challenges faced by landlords and promote best practices.
    Data-driven decision-making and streamlined processes are crucial for landlords to enhance profitability and build successful rental portfolios.
     
    ► Resources
    How can I help you? 
    Book a 1 on 1 strategy session here:  https://shorturl.at/0Vntd
    Group coaching with me, Peter Conti, and the Real Estate 101 team: https://shorturl.at/iDEcS
    Opt in to my newsletter here https://shorturl.at/kxMO8
    My social media accounts https://linktr.ee/pauldavidthompson
    Check out my blog here:https://pauldavidthompson.com/blog/
    Build your real estate portfolio hassle free with me and SHARE. Book a call with us here. https://calendly.com/sfrteam/pdt-share?month=2024-04
    Free guide 'Making Offers Sellers Can't Resist': https://bit.ly/offerguide
     
    About Today’s Guest:
    Krista Reuther is the Senior Content Marketing Writer at TurboTenant. With over four years in the real estate industry, Krista provides data-driven, actionable content for landlords and renters. She's produced 46+ hours of webinars, analyzed 10,000+ survey responses, and publishes monthly webinars and ebooks.
    Krista also co-hosts the Adventures in Landlording and Be a Better Landlord podcast, sharing her rental market expertise. Her deep industry knowledge and commitment to valuable content make her a true asset to the rental community.
     

    • 37 min
    250: Structuring Family-Owned Businesses and Real Estate Investments with Carmen Da Silva

    250: Structuring Family-Owned Businesses and Real Estate Investments with Carmen Da Silva

    Description: 
    Your WakeUp Call begins when you start to challenge conventional thinking. When you empower yourself to break free from the daily grind. When you choose to design your own lifestyle and economy.
    In this episode, Carmen and Paul dived in to the intricacies of structuring family-owned businesses and managing real estate investments. They discuss the use of subsidiaries, parent entities, and the advantages and challenges of various business structures. Additionally, they explore the benefits of self-directed IRAs for real estate investing, tax planning strategies, and asset structuring for optimal financial management and intergenerational wealth transfer.
    Key Takeaways:
    Utilizing subsidiaries and a parent entity can streamline management and consolidate filings for family-owned businesses operating in multiple states.
    Separate entities and accounts are essential for managing real estate investments, with technology playing a crucial role in consolidation and integration.
    Self-directed IRAs offer asset protection, tax benefits, and investment diversification opportunities for real estate investing, but require careful management.
    Tax planning strategies, such as considering residency and transferring assets to states with favorable tax laws, are crucial for effective estate management and legacy creation.
    Asset structuring and tax planning should align with personal goals and lifestyle design, with assets being a means to achieve specific purposes rather than an end goal in themselves.
    ► Resources
    How can I help you? 
    Book a 1 on 1 strategy session here:  https://shorturl.at/0Vntd
    Group coaching with me, Peter Conti, and the Real Estate 101 team: https://shorturl.at/iDEcS
    Opt in to my newsletter here https://shorturl.at/kxMO8
    My social media accounts https://linktr.ee/pauldavidthompson
    Check out my blog here:https://pauldavidthompson.com/blog/
    Build your real estate portfolio hassle free with me and SHARE. Book a call with us here. https://calendly.com/sfrteam/pdt-share?month=2024-04
    Free guide 'Making Offers Sellers Can't Resist': https://bit.ly/offerguide
     
    About Today’s Guest:
    Carmen Da Silva is a financial trailblazer revolutionizing the real estate investing landscape. As a certified CPA in Canada and the USA, she honed her skills at Price Waterhouse Cooper before venturing into entrepreneurship. Carmen pioneered an innovative IaaS (Ins as a Service) platform, empowering boutique investment brokers to market tax-sheltered insurance through Family Office Teams, resulting in over $500M AUM within five years. Her strategic leadership culminated in the successful sale of the platform.
    Currently, Carmen is the Co-Founder and CFO of SHARE, dedicated to streamlining the process of single-family rentals (SFR) ownership. Her mission is to make SFR investing more accessible and profitable for individuals while optimizing cash flow. Leveraging her extensive expertise in finance and taxation, Carmen is creating a seamless experience for investors at SHARE, redefining the way individuals approach real estate investing.

    • 38 min
    249: Unconventional Journey to Real Estate Success with Engelo Rumora

    249: Unconventional Journey to Real Estate Success with Engelo Rumora

    Description: 
    Your WakeUp Call begins when you start to challenge conventional thinking. When you empower yourself to break free from the daily grind. When you choose to design your own lifestyle and economy.
    In this insightful episode, host Paul welcomes Engelo, a self-made real estate entrepreneur with a unique background. From dropping out of school at 14 to playing professional soccer in Hong Kong, and later transitioning to construction and self-development, Engelo's journey is a testament to perseverance and the pursuit of one's passions. 
    Engelo shares his experiences in the US real estate market, particularly in Toledo, Ohio, where he found significant investment opportunities. He emphasizes the importance of networking, in-house property management, and focusing on cash flow fundamentals. 
    Engelo and Paul also discussed optimizing rental management, tenant experience, and achieving a balance between business and personal life.
    Key Takeaways:
    Perseverance and Self-Belief: Engelo's unconventional journey highlights the power of perseverance, self-belief, and pursuing one's passions, even without formal education.
    Real Estate Investment Strategies: Engelo advocates for a slow and steady approach to real estate investing, focusing on cash flow fundamentals, and considering worst-case scenarios when underwriting deals.
    Tenant Experience and Customer Service Excellence: Prioritizing tenant needs, such as affordability, safety, and convenience, and continuously improving business processes are crucial for creating a positive impact on the entire business.
    Work-Life Balance: Finding a balance between business demands and personal life is essential to avoid burnout and maintain a fulfilling lifestyle.
    ► Resources
    How can I help you? 
    Book a 1 on 1 strategy session here:  https://shorturl.at/0Vntd
    Group coaching with me, Peter Conti, and the Real Estate 101 team: https://shorturl.at/iDEcS
    Opt in to my newsletter here https://shorturl.at/kxMO8
    My social media accounts https://linktr.ee/pauldavidthompson
    Check out my blog here:https://pauldavidthompson.com/blog/
    Want to be a guest on my podcast? Book with me here. 
    https://calendly.com/pauldavidthompson/podcast-interview?month=2024-04
    Build your real estate portfolio hassle free with me and SHARE. Book a call with us here. https://calendly.com/sfrteam/pdt-share?month=2024-04
    Free guide 'Making Offers Sellers Can't Resist': https://bit.ly/offerguide
     
    About Today’s Guest:
    Engelo Rumora is a passionate real estate visionary and the co-founder and CEO of Ohio Cashflow and Oz Realty. With over 1,000 property transactions worldwide, Engelo has diversified investments in tech, crypto, stocks, and oil funds. He has received numerous accolades, including the 30under30 entrepreneurs by Anthill in 2014 and ranking #1440 on the Inc. 5000 list in 2018. Engelo's mission is to help others achieve financial freedom through real estate investing, sharing his insights through publications, podcasts, and social media. He is also committed to giving back to the community and supporting various causes and charities.

    • 44 min

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