Entrepreneurship is full of risks.
From the moment that you decide to open a business, you are betting on your income, your talent and your future.
So with all the risks involved, should you start a business in the hope of possibly getting the long term benefits? Or should you find a job and accept monthly paychecks even though you’re sacrificing your personal freedom?
Today’s guest, Josh Cantwell, shares his journey of being an entrepreneur and not having to work for a boss. He also talks about how a life-threatening illness changed his perspective and values in business and taught him to be more daring in entrepreneurship.
WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:
- Having a boss versus having a mentor (5:35)
- The difference between taking a job and being an entrepreneur (10:22)
- The ingredient that stokes creativity (12:42)
- Importance of your personal brand (18:56)
- Leveraging your brand through different platforms (21:00)
- How values affect entrepreneurship (25:30)
- How Wall Street values companies (31:21)
- Stand-out traits of successful people (36:05)
- Forecasting the vision to the team (39:00)
- The ultimate goal of entrepreneurship (42:47)
Josh Cantwell currently manages over $30,000,000 in private money, which is deployed into real estate. He owns 2,208 units of apartments and manages a real estate private equity fund where he and his team fund hundreds of fix and flips, rentals, small balance commercial deals under $5M and value-add apartments for clients, students and borrowers.
Josh is a true entrepreneur and prides himself on never having had a boss in his entire adult life. A native of Northeast Ohio, Josh attended Baldwin Wallace College and graduated in 1998. He worked as a Financial Advisor from 1997-2004 and obtained his Series 6, 63, 66 and life and health insurance licenses.
In 2004, Josh took his knowledge of raising capital and the financial markets and started investing in real estate full time. He was able to combine his knowledge of financial investing with real estate to create a very successful business, which quickly grew into closing over 100+ wholesale and short sale deals per year. In turn, he began training and teaching apprentice partners and students. He founded Strategic Real Estate Coach in 2007, and since then has been involved in 700+ wholesale, rehab, rental, foreclosure, pre-foreclosure and short sale transactions, and taught thousands of investors how to replicate his success. Josh has vast knowledge and experience in helping to coach clients, mentor students and apprentice partners from across the US in finding, structuring, negotiating and closing various types of transactions for a profit. He has bought and sold over 700 properties in 25 states, and currently holds a robust portfolio of over 2,200 cash-flowing apartments. He is the founder and CEO of a variety of successful businesses including Freeland Ventures, Strategic Real Estate Coach, and several others.
Josh is the host of the Accelerated Investor podcast. He is happily married with 3 kids and is also a pancreatic cancer survivor.
CONNECT WITH JOSH CANTWELL
Visit Freeland Ventures website
Get a free copy of The Flip System
Join the Facebook Group – Accelerated Investor
Connect with Josh on Facebook
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