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Dec 27, 2018

My friend Jay Fiset is back to talk about joint ventures, masterminds, and the advantages of each. Jay has been a businessman and entrepreneur for years. He is also a staple in the personal development space.

Today, Jay talks about how joint ventures can give you leverage and access that you wouldn't normally have. He also talks about how once you have built relationships and influence, you can leverage that to create your own mastermind group. This group can be a resource to take everyone's business to the next level.

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Show Notes

  • [02:09] Jay has been an entrepreneur for 33 years, and he has spent most of his time in the personal transformation space.
  • [02:27] He runs The Creator's Code which has been attended by 40,000 people from all over the world.
  • [02:30] About six or seven years ago he created Mastermind to Millions. He had already been teaching how to have mastermind groups and just made it to the public.
  • [03:43] He has also had real estate and several businesses. He would invest his money elsewhere.
  • [04:28] Jay teaches authors and coaches how to create a mastermind for an additional stream of revenue.
  • [04:38] Masterminds are one of the fastest ways to create income. When done well it gives us access to network resources.
  • [05:00] We can 10x or 15x our access to resources experience and wisdom by masterminding with people who are movers and shakers.
  • [05:24] It's one thing to go to a mastermind, but it's a completely different thing to run one.
  • [05:39] When you create your own little mastermind joint-venture syndicate you can begin to strategically and wisely put together a team of people that can go out and print money.
  • [07:06] Joint ventures are one of the fastest ways to make money.
  • [07:45] Hand select people for deal flow in cannabis, crypto, AI, etc.  Ride the wave of technology that is coming. Just one great deal will create multiple seven figures.
  • [10:25] The first step is to join joint-venture communities.
  • [11:09] Everybody listening should join Jay's community globally.
  • [12:35] Jay built his reputation by strategically attending events and targeting certain people.
  • [12:52] Once you figure out who you want to support and start supporting them things start to move.
  • [14:29] Being onstage didn't take Loral long to gain a massive following.
  • [17:18] Start with a smaller group not a larger group.
  • [18:54] You can always start a JV group before you start a mastermind group.
  • [19:21] It takes influence and traction to launch a mastermind and the way to get there is through joint ventures.
  • [20:04] The money and conversion happens when we are strategically borrowing the influence of other people that we are partnering with.

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Dec 20, 2018

Edwin Kelly from Specialized IRA Services is here today to talk about the advantages and flexibility with a self-directed IRA. Whether you need income or tax savings, there are savings and investment vehicles that can help you meet your goals that aren’t tied to the ups and downs of the market.

Today, he talks about how everyone needs a customized plan that fits their circumstances, and he talks about the benefits of using a Roth to withdraw tax-free income. It’s also possible to make creative investments like real estate. You are in the driver’s seat and can invest in anything that is legally allowed by the government.

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Show Notes

  • [01:12] Edwin is a custodian of IRAs.
  • [01:36] When he was young, he read and studied about some of the great businessmen.
  • [01:55] He knew he wanted to be in business, and he was looking for a niche.
  • [02:01] From study, he noticed that starting a business in a new industry allows your business to expand as the industry expands.
  • [02:14] He wanted to find something that would solve serious financial problems and seemed new. He discovered self-directed retirement accounts although they weren't really new.
  • [02:51] Company-sponsored retirement plans haven't worked as well for people as they thought they would, because of company limitations on investments.
  • [03:27] A self-directed space allows someone to get complete control over their retirement account and invest in anything allowed by the government. The possibilities are endless.
  • [03:35] Edwin found that there wasn't a company doing what he was trying to do and he wanted to enable people to be able to invest in what they wanted.
  • [04:01] There is some confusion about self-directed IRAs. There's what people call self-directed and then there is truly self-directed.
  • [05:09] Most investment banks offer a self-directed fund where you can pick anything that they offer. This is limited to stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and CDs.
  • [05:18] A better question to ask is can you buy a foreclosed property with your retirement account and have your retirement account pay to fix it up and then put a tenant in there and collect rent tax free.
  • [05:49] A true self-directed retirement account has a custodian who allows you to invest in anything that the government allows you to invest in without restrictions.
  • [06:24] There are probably less than 30 firms who specialize in what Edwin's firm does.
  • [07:43] The government tells you what you can't do. You can't buy life insurance inside your retirement account. You can't buy collectibles and no self-dealing. Most everything else is allowed.
  • [10:27] At Specialized they create custom plans for their clients. They use individual retirement accounts. Small business retirement plans like solo 401(k)s. The last category is tax-advantaged specialty accounts.
  • [12:25] The Roth vehicle is the only one that allows us to go from forever tax to never tax. All income is not subject to tax.
  • [14:34] You can invest in an LLC and it can hold all kinds of assets.
  • [16:02] Self-directed retirement accounts are going to be part of your picture not all of the tools. Look at your rate of return and see where it makes sense to put something into a retirement account. Consult with an expert and optimize.
  • [20:10] Edwin gives an example of the power of compound interest.
  • [23:40] An example of a 53 year-old attorney who opened a Roth late. He then built a real estate portfolio within that Roth using leverage. His monthly distribution is now $40,000 a month tax free. He built that in 14 years.

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Dec 13, 2018

I usually keep my podcast evergreen, but it's getting near the end of the year, and I have to talk about the big five. You have to get incorporated if you are serious about getting rich. Companies make money individuals get taxed.

You have to get your qualified plans, and review your trusts, insurance, wills, and a whole list of other things. Scott Arden from Controllers, Ltd. is here today to talk about the importance of tax entities and why it's so critical to have the correct entity in the year that you want to save on taxes.

You can find Scott here:

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(866) 786-3462

Show Notes

  • [02:07] Scott started his first company when he was 19. This is when he first started learning about what he could deduct and how to protect his assets.
  • [02:35] He wanted to know what he could and couldn't do, so he dove into the tax code.
  • [02:59] He was in the asset protection industry for about 20 years.
  • [03:12] He and his business partner wanted to bridge the gap between the legal side and the tax side of companies and they started Controllers, Ltd.
  • [03:23] Tax professionals need to talk to each other on a consistent basis.
  • [03:39] Tax entities are not just about tax savings. There's also liability protection involved.
  • [04:54] Businesses high risk. The premise of corporations and LLCs is to protect assets.
  • [05:27] There are different entity structures. An LLC is kind of a hybrid between a partnership and a corporation.
  • [05:47] A corporation is a separate legal entity. It pays its own taxes.
  • [06:32] Scott has a whole list of questions that will help people determine which type of entity they should create.
  • [07:28] Timing is critical. You want to make sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck in the way of tax deductions.
  • [07:45] Sole proprietors get smashed with self-employment taxes and limited deductions.
  • [08:05] There is still time to take some tax deductions in 2018. If you are a sole proprietor, you can create an entity that has a fiscal year ending as opposed to a calendar your ending.
  • [08:41] You can also put in place a management company that will be overseeing the operations of the business. You can then pay the company for the rest of this year in the first quarter of next year. This allows us to take extra expenses and deductions that will reduce the 2018 tax liability.
  • [10:06] Some of the deductions that you can claim include retirement account, home office account, vehicle account, investments, and more.
  • [12:11] If you've been a sole proprietor for 20 years and you incorporate today, you will lose your past 20 years of credit.
  • [13:25] It's essential to have a proper accounting system in place. You do have to maintain minutes and resolutions. There are quite a few compliance issues that you need to understand.
  • [13:56] The company needs to be able to defend the different deductions that you take throughout the year. There needs to be corresponding minutes and resolutions to back up the transactions. You will also need corresponding documents like an ownership certificate. You want to make sure you clearly separate the corporation from the business owner.
  • [15:32] Fund your company,m so you can pay the proper deductions out of that fund instead of your private money.
  • [16:15] Don't commingle your funds and make sure you know your financials. You can also get your own corporate credit card.
  • [17:57] An example of how a couple went from 50% tax to about 11% tax by partnering with the world's largest wine company.
  • [19:05] Another example of taking advantage of depreciation of an asset to offset taxes with an online store.
  • [19:37] You can take a distribution and then invest it in an asset that will give you a high depreciation.
  • [20:21] Many accountants just barely get people by and overlook smart tax savings.
  • [20:52] You want a professional will who will present ideas that will help you save on taxes.
  • [21:22] Tax planning should be done throughout the year.

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Dec 6, 2018

This is the perfect end of the year show. Tax time is coming around and keeping your money by having write-offs is on many people’s minds. Today, my friend and member of The Big Table, Eric Karlen is here to talk about opportunities that are available to everyone in the wine business.

Eric is part of Direct Cellars a wine of the month club turned direct wine seller and income opportunity. He talks about how network marketing with this wine club can be used to build income, build assets, and get those all important deductions.

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Show Notes

  • [01:38] Eric Karlen has been a network marketing professional for 20 years. Prior to that, he was a stockbroker.
  • [01:53] In 1998, he began in network marketing with his dad.
  • [02:23] Two years ago, he was introduced to a company called Direct Cellars. He thought this was a great play on words, because it was in the direct selling industry and the wine industry.
  • [03:18] Direct Cellars are the third largest wine club in the world and growing.
  • [03:51] You get two to four bottles of wind from around the world. These are small artisan wineries that are hard to get.
  • [04:42] With Direct Cellars, they will send replacement bottles of wine that you don't like. You can also purchase more of the wines that you do like.
  • [04:56] There are also wine tasting notes that tell you about the winery and what foods to pair it with.
  • [05:39] Eric wanted a true home-based business where he could build a business from home. That is what he saw with Direct Cellars.
  • [05:53] Direct Cellars made it simple to build a cash machine and have the opportunity for international expansion.
  • [06:12] High-income earners are the highest tax people in the world. You will need tax deductions. By being part of direct Cellars, it allows you to create an LLC and get those valuable tax deductions.
  • [06:47] You can write off trips anywhere around the world for wine tasting and other business expenses.
  • [07:16] They started as a wine of the month club. They then decided to pay people for referrals. They also started the replacement bottle of wine policy.
  • [08:17] They want to make sure that the customer is always satisfied.
  • [08:39] There are people involved in the business who don't even drink alcohol. You get 4 bottles of wine a month that you could easily give away.
  • [09:28] The goal is to build the largest wine club in the world using the power of network marketing.
  • [11:21] A great way to build your network is to text and use your website. It doesn't take a lot of time to promote even on a part time basis.
  • [12:52] The network is expanding around the world. These fantastic trips will be tax write offs.
  • [13:57] Wine is an easy add-on for any other product that you are promoting. You don't have to compete directly.
  • [15:36] Eric made just under $10,000 the first month that he came on board.
  • [16:07] It's either $249 or $449 to come on board. You get 12 bottles of wine with the $449 package.
  • [16:31] There is also a 50% upfront fast start bonus. When you enroll people, you earn $150 or $250 right off the top.
  • [17:16] The monthly maintenance is $80 a month or four bottles of wine.
  • [17:28] There are other levels and matching compensation plans.
  • [18:08]  There's a lucrative Compensation Plan that pays for the big guys and the little guys. Everybody wins with this plan.

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