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Profits Over Wages Podcast

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Weekly interviews with highly successful business owners and entrepreneurs. Ricardo Rodriguez & Matthew Mesick discuss life, business, and entrepreneurship to bring forward the lessons learned from success and failure.

60 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

#60 - Hollywood Actor Turned Real Estate Investor with Colin Egglesfield

September 17th, 2019


In this episode we talk about Colin’s journey as a model and actor, his real estate investing career and his recently released book, Agile Artist: …

#59 - From LAPD Officer to Doing 100+ Flips a Year with Bryan Segal

September 3rd, 2019


In this episode we talk about Bryan's transition from LAPD officer to real estate investor and how along with his wife they were able to do 100+ flips in one year. Bryan also goes in-depth on how to use business credit …

#58 - #1 Real Estate Attorney in Chicago for Investors with Gary Davidson

August 26th, 2019


On this episode Gary talks about what it takes to be the #1 real estate attorney in Chicago, why as a real estate investor you must have multiple …

#57 - Utilizing Tech to Make Home Maintenance Effortless with Andrew Wynn

July 17th, 2019


On this episode we talk about how Sheltr helps homeowners take care of their home by being proactive and avoiding costly repairs. We also talk about how Andrew was able to take Sheltr to market from just an idea in a …

#56 - Reimagining Property Management Through Smart Technology with Eachan Fletcher

June 18th, 2019


On this episode we talk about how Eachan made the transition from being the CTO of Expedia to starting his own business. We also go in-depth about how Nestegg works, how the idea for the platform came about and how it …

#55 - Revolutionizing the Mortgage Industry with Anatoly Nirshberg

May 7th, 2019


On this episode we talk about Anatoly’s philosophy in business, that it's all about creating value for others instead of just being transactional. We …

#54 - From Petroleum Engineer to Building a Global Techwear Brand with Nabil Khalifa

April 22nd, 2019


On this episode we talk about Nabil's journey from working as a petroleum engineer in Egypt to following his passion to revolutionize the fitness …

#53 - Find Your Focus with C. Gordon Moose

March 27th, 2019


On this episode we talk about how to find your focus, the 6 ghosts of fear and how to manage them and we dive deep into the 13 main principles of …

#52 - Mastering the Art of Networking with Tony P and Greg Dekalb

February 25th, 2019


On episode 52 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast we sit down with Tony Paolella and Greg Dekalb - they are the co-founders of the wildly popular Tony …

#51 - Wholesaling 100 Properties a Year with Cory Boatright

February 18th, 2019


On episode 51 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast we sit down with Cory Boatright. He has completed over 75 million in real estate acquisitions and closed over 1000 real property transactions including 100+ …

#50 - Serial Entrepreneur: Real Estate Lending, Forex Trading, DJ, Restaurateur, and Cannabis with Jai Sephora

February 11th, 2019


On episode 50 of the podcast we sit down with Jai Sephora, he is a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur and is quickly becoming a name you should know …

#49 - Credit Repair: How to Boost Your Credit Today with Johanna Diaz

December 17th, 2018


On this episode, we talk all about Credit Rx and credit itself. Johanna goes in-depth about the early days of her company and how she made the transition from bank manager to business owner. We also talk about the best …

#48 - House Flipping, Home Inspections, and Running a Family Business with Baxtie Rodriguez

November 15th, 2018


On this episode we talk about how real estate brokerages are changing from satellite offices to main offices that provide training, support, and a family like environment. Baxtie shares advice for new brokers on how to …

#47 - How To Take Your Small Business To The Next Level with David Ubeda

October 8th, 2018


On this episode we talk about, how short sales are still a very common thing and how his company, Premier Cap Solutions, is able to process thousands …

#46 - How To Wholesale Real Estate Like a Boss with Fernando Angelucci

September 25th, 2018


On this episode we talk about how to wholesale real estate like a boss, how Fernando has been able to grow his company over 100% year over year, …

#45 - The Art of Running Multiple Businesses Simultaneously with Alisa Levin

September 4th, 2018


On this episode we talked about how Alisa has been able to effectively run both a law practice and a real estate business simultaneously, how she has …

#44 - A Hustler's Mentality: What It Takes to Become a Top Real Estate Agent with Matt Laricy

August 27th, 2018


On this episode Matt shares with us how he started in the City of Chicago with the goal of being the best at what he does, and how he ascended to the top #5 of real estate brokerages in the state for 3 years straight. …

#43 - Unleashing the Power of Vision: From Swiss Trained Watchmaker To Real Estate Investor with Boyan Salha

August 20th, 2018


On this episode, Boyan shares with us his journey from Bulgaria to America and his dream of becoming a real estate investor. We also talk about …

#42 - The Habits of 23 Highly Successful Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

August 7th, 2018


On Episode #42 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast we switch it up a bit and bring you another special edition of the podcast. I’ve always been fascinated by the mindset of high achievers, the truth is, that was one …

#41 - Secrets To Success From a Multi Family Investor With 3,500+ Units with Tamiel Kenney

August 3rd, 2018


On episode #41 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast we sat down with Tamiel Kenney. Tami is a full-time real estate investor, apartment syndicator, …

#40 - Get That Money: 5 Ways To Finance Real Estate Deals

July 23rd, 2018


On episode #40 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast Matt goes over 5 ways to finance real estate deals, both traditional and nontraditional. We go in-depth about each and every way, we also give you examples of deals we’ve …

#39 - Self-Made: From Immigrant to owning $250 million in Real Estate with Emil Khodorkovsky

July 16th, 2018


On Episode 39 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast we sit down with Emil Khodorkovsky. Emil immigrated from Russia to the US at the age of 10. He started at an entry-level position at a mortgage company, quickly …

#38 - Get Out of Your Own Way: Done is Better Than Perfect with Bob McIntosh

July 9th, 2018


On episode 38 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast, we sit down with Bob McIntosh. Bob is a #1 best selling Amazon author, business owner, and entrepreneur. He has extensive expertise in the areas of mindset, real …

#37 - The $100 Million Mortgage Man with Joel Schaub

July 2nd, 2018


On episode #37 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast we sit down with Joel Schaub, VP of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate. Joel is a highly recognized Chicago mortgage specialist with 13 years of experience in …

#36 - Becoming a Sexy Boss: Empowering Women to Pursue Business and Entrepreneurship with Heather Ann Havenwood

June 25th, 2018


On episode #36 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast we sat down with Heather Ann Havenwood - She is a serial entrepreneur and teaches coaches, experts, and service providers current online marketing and sales …

#35 - Becoming a Self-Made Millionaire in Your 20’s with Stefan Aarnio

June 18th, 2018


On episode #35 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast we interview Stefan AarnioStefan is an award-winning real estate entrepreneur, podcast host, blogger, coach, public speaker, and author of a number of books …

#34 - Why the Mobile Home Park Industry Is A Compelling Business with Jefferson Lilly

June 11th, 2018


On episode #34 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast we sat down with Jefferson Lilly - he is a mobile home park investment expert, educator, and …

#33 - The Importance of Persistence: What Separates The Winners From The Wannabes with Rosario Terracciano

June 4th, 2018


On episode #33 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast we sat down with Rosario Terracciano, CEO & Co-Founder of Clickinvest - He has been in the real estate industry since 2003 and has represented investors, …

#31 - The Ultimate SEO Guide for Small Business Owners with Phil Singleton

May 25th, 2018


On Episode #31 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast, we sit down with Phil Singleton - He is a web designer, SEO expert and award-winning author. Since 2005, Phil has owned and operated a digital agency based in Kansas …

#30 - [Special Edition] Do You Have a Favorite Failure? Is There One That Set You Up For a Future Success?

May 14th, 2018


On Episode #30 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast, we decided to switch it up a bit. Back on episode 10, we began asking a series of questions to our guests, some questions more than others, and there was one that we …

#29 - Creating Value For Your Community Through Real Estate Development with Nick Kats

May 7th, 2018


On Episode #29 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast, we sit down with Nick Kats. Nick is a city of Chicago native and local real estate entrepreneur with over 20 years of broker and investment experience. Nick has …

#28 - Network Marketing and The 5 Keys of Money Mastery with John Singh

April 25th, 2018


On Episode #28 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast, we sit down with John Singh - he is a serial entrepreneur and network marketing master. John has started and run over 20 different businesses in his career and has also …

#26 - Creating a Personal Brand for your Business with Miguel Paloma and Tony Arce

April 9th, 2018


On episode #26 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast we sat down with Miguel Paloma and Tony Arce - Founders of Red Ivy StudiosRed Ivy Social and™. Red Ivy Studios creates memorable brand stories, creative …

#25 - Top Real Estate Investor in the Country - 1,000+ Deals in Less Than 10 Years with Andrew Holmes

April 2nd, 2018


On Episode #25 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast, we sit down with Andrew Holmes. Andrew is a real estate investor that has completed over 850 fix …

#24 - Keeping It Real: How 10 Years of Hard Work Makes You An Overnight Success with Nick Libert

March 26th, 2018


On Episode #24 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast, we sit down with Nick Libert Broker and Owner of Exit Strategy Realty. Nick opened Exit Strategy Realty in 2009 and grew it to the #1 office in the country in sales …

#23 - Real Estate Law, Mentorship, & The Cubs with Michael Gunderson

March 19th, 2018


On Episode #23 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast, we sit down with Michael Gunderson founder of The Gunderson Law Firm. Michael started the Gunderson Law Firm in 2006 and has years of experience with and proven in-depth …

#22 - Pushing through 7 Years of No Profit to $189 Million Annually with Joseph Land

March 12th, 2018


On Episode #22 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast, we sit down with Joseph Land - Joe’s dream was to play professional baseball, and it came true when he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1968. However, a torn …

#21 - INSURANCE - Why You NEED It with Veronica Jacobo

March 5th, 2018


On Episode #21 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast, we sit down with Veronica Jacobo - She is an accomplished professional with over 15 years of …

#20 - Creating a Vision, the Law of Attraction, and Making Money in Crypto with Lane Ethridge

February 26th, 2018


On Episode #20 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast, we sit down with Lane Ethridge - He is the founder of Changing Lanes International. He has been a top producer at a real estate investment firm, facilitated hundreds of …

#19 - The Wolf of Wrigley with Adam Feather

February 19th, 2018


On Episode #19 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast, we sit down with Adam Feather - Founder & CEO of The Wolf of Wrigley. The Wolf of Wrigley is an …

#18 - Building a Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Investing Business (before the age of 25) with Ryan Scialabba

February 12th, 2018


On Episode #18 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast, we sit down with Ryan Scialabba - He is the Co-Founder of Urban Capital Group - Pittsburgh’s top residential fix and flip company. Ryan started his investing career 6 …

#17 - Investing in Apartment Buildings, Digital Marketing, PR, and Reputation Management with Vito Glazers

February 5th, 2018


On Episode #17 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast, we sit down with Vito Glazers - He is a real estate investor, media entrepreneur, contributing …

#16 - Networking, Business Building & Coaching with James Dentley, The Ultimate Businessman

January 29th, 2018


On today's show we sit down with James Dentley, the ultimate businessman. James is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist, one of the …

#14 - $0 to $126 Million in 5 Years with Eddie Garcia

January 15th, 2018


On today's show, we sit down and talk to Eddie Garcia - Founder and President of Realty of Chicago. Eddie started Realty of Chicago in 2012 with nothing but a dream and the determination to not only succeed but to …

#12 - Raising $100 Million of Capital in 10 Years with Mikyle Jessen and Francisco VIlla

December 18th, 2017


On today's show, we sit down and talk to Mikyle Jessen & Francisco Villa - They specialize in raising capital for small businesses looking to grow and over the past 5 years, they have raised over $100,000,000 in …

#11 - Why Most Short Sales Fail To Close and What To Do About It with Theresa Panzica

December 11th, 2017


On today's show, we sit down with real estate attorney Theresa Panzica. Theresa’s real estate experience spans four decades as she was raised in her father’s real estate law office. She has now been an attorney for over …

#10 - Why Your Contractor Keeps Screwing You Over And How To Stop It with Ryan Garcilazo

December 4th, 2017


On today's show, we sit down and talk to Ryan Garcilazo, he is the founder of The Rehab Depot and has over 10 years of General Contracting experience. He has fix and flipped over 600 homes, and is currently a rehab …

#9 - Why Your House Isn't Selling: The Blueprint to Sell Any House with Joshua Inglis

November 27th, 2017


On today's episode, we sit down and talk to Josh Inglis - he is a real estate broker and investor. He has done over 100 fix and flips and is the Founder of Redevelop University, which is one of the largest real estate …

#8 - Finding Your Why: The Power of Purpose in Entrepreneurship with Ricardo Perez

November 20th, 2017


On today's show, we sit down and talk to Ricardo Perez. He's the Founder and CEO of The Dapper Club, which specializes in on-site tailoring and custom-made stylish suits with a focus on the client experience. On this …

#7 - Keeping Good Company: How Surrounding Yourself With Successful People Contributes To Your Success with Jose Baeza

November 13th, 2017


On today's show, we sit down with Jose Baeza - he is the COO of NBC University and Co-Founder/Director of Entrepreneur Funding Source where he helps entrepreneurs raise capital for their businesses. On this episode, we …

#5 - Contracting & Flipping Houses with a Focus on Integrity & Community with Tony Reyes

October 30th, 2017


On today's show we sit down and talk to Tony Reyes - he is a Marine and is the founder and CEO of Walton Contractors. Walton Contractors was just named the 197th fastest growing company in America by Inc Magazine. Tony …

#4 - Investing with a Purpose - Providing Work & Housing to Veterans while being Eco-Friendly with Kirby Atwell

October 23rd, 2017


On today's show, we talk to Kirby Atwell. Kirby is a West Point graduate and former U.S. Army Officer. He’s the former CEO of iCandy Homes, completing over 70 fix and flips over a 4-year period. He is now the CEO and …

#3 - Buying & Financing Rental Properties & Managing Contractors with Arpan Patel

October 16th, 2017


On today's show, we talked to Arpan Patel - he’s an entrepreneur, active real estate investor, and a Real Estate Broker. On this podcast, we talk about what to do and what not to do on your first deal, how to create a …

#2 - Advanced Marketing Techniques to Selling your House FAST with Real Estate Marketing Genius George "El Guapo" Cuevas

October 9th, 2017


On today’s show, we talked to George "El Guapo" Cuevas of Agent Redefined Media - former Realtor & now trains realtors on how to market their brand & listings online. He is also a real estate photographer, …

#1 - Transitioning from a 9-5 Employee to a Full-Time Business Owner and Entrepreneur with Kamil Drezek

October 2nd, 2017


On today’s show, we talked to Kamil Drezek of Homes by MAK - an active real estate investor, entrepreneur and Fortune Builders coach. Kamil started …

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