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Jake Brackenwagen Is Only 23, Yet He Already Has Over $10M In Real Estate

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While many 23 year olds are still not sure what it is that they want to do for a living, one individual in particular is smiling his way to the bank because of the years of work he’s already sacrificed and put into his career. His name is Jake Brackenwagen, and he already has over $10M worth of real estate under his name.

Jake is essentially playing the game “Monopoly” in real life. As the owner of Jake Buys Houses, he buys multi family investment properties on the cheap, and after stabilizing management, dropping expenses, rehabbing, and boosting cash flow, he either sells them for a profit or keeps them as an investment. He believes that his greatest accomplishment to date has been the trust that investors have given him in their family’s money, for the responsibility and pressure to perform for them is one of the greatest feelings in the world for him.

Jake has had numerous pivotal moments, but two in particular stick out to him. He’s never let his age hold him back, for his first deal was done while he was still in high school, and this helped him get over the fear that many people have about doing their first deal. His bias towards action has clearly paid off handsomely, for he has absolutely no fear when working with clients or investors today. Because of the mentality he has developed, he is able to move forward and continue progressing very quickly. As a matter of fact, the very first private money investor that he brought in has now done four separate deals with him. 

“My biggest piece of advice I’d give to anyone just starting in this industry is to first make sure to read and comprehend as many books as possible on investing, real estate and business. You should always use conservative numbers in your cash flow estimates, keep large reserves, and have patience for a good deal. Never get trigger happy,” Jake told me.

Jake apparently wasn’t inspired into this business, for he instead tried it just because he wanted to make lots of money and have financial freedom from passive income. Interestingly enough, this picked up for him very quickly after getting into this game, for he got those two much quicker than he had expected. 

When asked why he believes he has succeeded in a generation of people who seem to feel lost, he explained, “I spent ages 0-9 mostly in the back of a single engine airplane, traveling the country with my family. I’ve never had a game system, so I found my fun by getting out and doing things. Multiple near-death experiences made things seem easier in the normal world, for at age 6, I had my own boat with a mortar that I took daily fishing in one of Wisconsin’s most deadly rivers. I’ve even had a few earlier entrepreneurial attempts, such as selling pearls I found in the river at age 7, selling bait fish from ages 8-9, selling fishing lures on Ebay from ages 10-12, and even mowing lawns and tilling gardens.”

Now being hooked to playing his favorite game growing up, Monopoly, as his full time career, Jake is showing no signs of slowing down. As a matter of fact, his next moves are to continue with his current buying strategy until the next market downturn. At which point, his current assets will either be consolidated and sold, or refinanced. According to Jake, his investor network will be expanded massively during downturn, and he will be buying America for pennies on the dollar. The gap in value and price will allow for him and his investors to easily turn all their properties into energy neutral properties, or be sold and reinvested into their next investments. 

“I believe real estate is my favorite thing in the world simply because I’m really good at it. If I sucked, or if things hadn’t worked out the way they did, I’m sure I’d feel differently. But at the same time, if I did indeed do poorly in the beginning, I’d likely still be hooked to this business simply because I’ve always seen the potential,” Jake explained.

His ultimate goal is to give away all of his money, either soon before or immediately after his death. Whatever amount that ends up being, he hopes it makes a recognizable difference. 

If you’d like to keep up to date with Jake, you can follow him on Instagram (@jakebuyshouses) where he occasionally updates his audience on his latest deals.

Recognized by Forbes and named one of the "Top 20 Entrepreneurs To Pay Attention To In 2020" by Yahoo! Finance, Ken Conklin consults 6 and 7 figure business owners (even a $100M net worth client) on how to turn their "hustle" into a predictable & scalable machine. He is the Head of Growth at Gravel to Castle Accelerator, a marketing firm that's served hundreds of clients in over 20 different industries, and he can frequently be seen speaking at various events across the Unites States.

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The History of Watchmaking You Never Knew

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 History, as the old adage goes, is written by the winners. Such is the case with the tourbillon watch.

All throughout the watch world, John Breguet is revered as the “father of the tourbillon movement”. Receiving the first patent for his tourbillon design in 1801, Breguet was already a well-respected horologist among the aristocracy. Although a bit of a showoff, Breguet himself revealed the true inventor of this gravity-defying movement: John Arnold. While it may sound like the beginning of a story of corporate espionage and underhanded deals, much like the history Silicon Valley presents, nothing is further from the truth.

The esteemed pair were actually very good friends. Introduced by one of Breguet’s first clients, the Duke of Orleans. Throughout the years, they traded craft secrets, offered help to one another with new designs, even sending their sons to apprentice under the other.

Pocket watches were the mobile timekeepers of that era. Due to the relatively stationary position of the pocket watch, watchmakers struggled with how to answer the uneven wear pocket watches that affected the accuracy of their devices. A problem presented by a force that no artisan at the time could escape, gravity.

It was John Arnold that discovered the solution: to create a device that would release the escapement, allowing an additional rotation that would correct the drag of gravity on the delicate moving parts. This design gave birth to the first ever tourbillon movement.

The death of John Arnold, in 1799, was a terrible loss to Breguet. As a final labor of love to honor his colleague and friend, Breguet modified one of Arnold’s earlier creations with the first real tourbillon built. The modification was completed and presented to Arnold’s son in 1808 with the heartfelt inscription, “Breguet’s first tourbillon regulator, united with one of Arnold’s earliest movements; a tribute by Breguet to the revered memory of Arnold and presented to his son in the year 1808.”

At Aventi, we don’t just make watches, we’re watch enthusiasts. Much like our predecessors, we constantly challenge ourselves to design and create something truly unique that overcomes a weakness in the industry.

We’ve taken on the big names and challenged the idea that tourbillon watches are meant for only the social elite. We’ve created a new design and system that answers the inefficiencies that plague horology today, reducing the production costs to mere fractions of what is commonly accepted, allowing us the opportunity to offer the first ever tourbillon for under a $1000. Curious about what other innovations Aventi has up their sleeves? Go to www.aventiwatch.com to learn more about our revolutionary crowdfunding campaign that is challenging everything we know about watchmaking.

 
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The HighKey Brand is Dominating Social Media: Meet Luke Lintz, One of the Minds Behind it

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Luke Lintz

Growing up in the age of social media and in a completely digital world, Luke Lintz always found it very easy to communicate ideas and use social media to drive results in multiple industries. This motivated him to have his own e-commerce business early when he was just 16, so young that he was not even legally allowed to sign the ownership papers of the cooperation.

Luke started HighKey Technology Inc., a futuristic technology company, along with his brother Jordan Lintz. They wanted to transform the name HighKey into a sustainable business, even though many doubted their efforts.

Today, Luke is co-owner of HighKey Holdings Inc., a company that owns large equity positions in HighKey Technology, HighKey Agency, and HighKey Clout. They are all within the same industry, which the brothers define as social media real estate. They buy, sell, hold, and flip online real estate on a daily basis amongst all of their companies.

My motivation over the years has grown and my purpose and view of life has completely changed.” Luke shares. “I am now focused on fulfilling my purpose of becoming a world leader with massive global influence.

They Lintz Brothers care about creating the best products and services that they are capable of. For them, competition does not exist. Instead, what he cares about is what he has seen as a major barrier to entry in the digital marketing space, the fact that the average business has no idea how to capitalize their services on social media.

HighKey is also known for their very unique marketing strategy on social media that incorporates comedic videos and influencers. From their unique content, they have received a tremendous amount of hate across social media.

To make an impact on a community you have to inflict some emotion, and that is exactly what we do with our social media content.” Luke says. 

For Luke, branding is the number one most important thing in the world. He also believes that a personal brand is the most influential and underestimated technique in business.

You are able to create relationships with thousands and thousands of people and then refer them over to your business, which replicates the best marketing imaginable… Word of mouth. With companies like Amazon, you will be forced into the commodity market if you do not establish a brand,” Luke stresses.

HighKey Agency Inc. has a very unique selling process that is based completely on referrals and word of mouth. Luke and his brother are able to do this because of the amazing service that they provide to their clients. They focus on building a personal relationship with the clients, which ultimately is what closes deals.

Moreover, Luke wants those who are looking to have their own business to understand that business is not a 60 meter track and field sprint, but is instead a full 26.2 mile marathon, that ultimately comes down to consistency.

Consistently getting out of bed and crushing a 10 hour day of work. Consistently saying ‘no’ to going out with your friends. Consistently motivating yourself and improving,” Luke advises. 

In addition, to successfully launch a business having the right mindset, extreme pain resistance, an unbelievable work ethic, and immense motivation is necessary. This has been the key to success for Luke and his brother.

Having started at just 16, Luke can now look ahead and know that he will continue to dominate the business industry with creativity and passion. To follow him on Instagram, go here.

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A Courageous Female Founder Finds Light in the Darkest Days as a Mompreneur

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When I was a teenager I had a picture of how my family would be. A tall, dark, and  handsome husband, 5 kids, a dog and a white picket fence. Really! That was my ideal family. I never planned for things to be quite as interesting as they are today.

Thirteen years ago I found myself a single mother of a baby boy, I dropped out of college, in between freelance jobs and alone. After a rough breakup, financial hardship, failures and many disappointments I still chose joy.

No more pity parties. No more shame in being single, no shame in not graduating college, and no more excuses. I had decided to own my situation and live my life.

I looked at my son and said to myself “How can I make the best of this?”

I knew that I had to learn to enjoy the here and now and teach him to do the same. So I began to not focus so much my “issues” and find happiness in the little moments.

I can remember laughing when we had to use the one bathroom we had in our tiny apartment, because I was just happy we had a safe place to call our own.

I found humor in the awkward conversations with my ex because I was just thankful to be happily single, instead of miserably married to one bad decision.

I let every late notice and past due bill fuel my faith and increase the hope I had for a better future.

In all the celebrating I found that I focused less on the  drama and more on the things I was getting right. I focused more on the productive situations and less on the counterproductive ones i.e. complaining, worrying, and doubting.

You will see your confidence beginning to increase thus making you happier.

Once I realized how content and happy I actually was, I wondered what would happen if I pursued something greater.

So I challenged myself to pursue the possibilities.

Once things got stable for me I did not want to get complacent. I wanted to keep growing and continue to elevate my life.

I made the choice to be grateful and content but I knew I still wanted more.

I wasn’t sure what I could reasonably at the moment, given my current situation but I knew I could do something. So even if you have to take baby steps toward your goals you should still be working on them.

I decided to think back to my younger self. What dreams did she have? What did she want to accomplish in life?

And surprisingly a lot of those things I still wanted, even in my single journey. I had just suppressed those desires because I felt I needed to put being a mother before my personal desires.

We seem to do that a lot as moms.

But, I realized I was letting my younger self down.

So I decided to pursue the possibilities and get back into writing. I already owned several journals that I would write in whenever I had something to say and nobody to say it to.

I began writing more often and it was a way for me to express myself and do something I genuinely enjoyed doing.

If you don’t already know, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine when you take the leap into entrepreneurship and pursue your mompreneur business ideas.

In fact, it’s probably safe to say that for most of us, starting an online business involves a few bumps, bruises, and “WTF” moments along the way.

Of course, we all want to hear the success stories of our favorite bloggers, authors, and online entrepreneurs who are running successful creative businesses.

We want to know exactly what makes them successful, how long it took to get that success, how much money they made, and any other positive details that will inspire us along our own journey.

But what about their failed business ideas? What about what DIDN’T work?

What about the times they fell flat on their faces with their business ideas? You know, the ones that completely, and utterly flopped?

I’m always fascinated with this side of the story.

This is probably because I have my own unique failure stories which have shaped who I am as a mom entrepreneur and how I approach my digital marketing business today.

With more and more women running successful businesses, the rise of the mompreneur is real!

What makes moms such great entrepreneurs? My guess is it has something to do with years of practicing patience, persistence, multi-tasking, and knowing how to make the most of every spare minute!

A few months after starting I was reading a very intriguing book, Think and Grow Rich which was Napoleon Hill’s personal copy of the first edition where Hills draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation that illustrate the principles of success. Teaching me the secrets that brought me fortune. My whole mindset shifted in an instance realizing this was the secret sauce to my thriving business of female entrepreneurs sharing their secrets to their success.

It intrigued me, so I began researching women of power who can share their tips and tricks to their success stories, how to run a successful startup and business. I researched for a while before I actually started my full service media company, ZavoMedia serving female entrepreneurs, specializing in public relations and marketing strategy.

In the time I created my team of experts, editors and writers we came across numerous rejections from investors to partners who didn’t believe in our business model. That didn’t stop us from achieving the next level…

These C-level executives on our show serve as mentors, they coach girls from high schools, first year of college and orphanages. Giving back was always an important factor for me. I have established a leadership program for women where they feel empowered. I call it the home of empowerment for every female who wants to take her life to the next level in business and personal life. We host courses on personal branding, brand awareness and content marketing.

I have implemented all the success stories on one platform my successful podcast, What Makes A Woman probably too long but here I am.

It was slow going at first but I am starting to find my groove.

But the important thing is I have something of my own, that I can be proud of. That makes me happier and more fulfilled than ever.

Having something outside of motherhood that’s yours is beneficial and necessary.

Then after doing those things I was able to really fall in love with my life. Decide how you can fall in love with yours.

Here’s the thing. We all have had a vision for our lives that may not reflect what it looks like now but listen…

Life is not perfect. It will never be perfectly orchestrated the way you imagined it. There will be mountaintop moments and valley moments, and then there will be times of perfect contentment.

I had to learn to be happy no matter what state I was in. I finally understood that the things I were going through were just temporary and would eventually change.

So when things are going the way I want, I’m grateful and I celebrate that.

But when things are not going as planned, I’m still grateful and celebrate the triumphs to come.

It’s about finding a new way to look at the situation.

Can you do something different to make the circumstance better? Can you learn from it? Can you prevent someone else from going through it?

When I decided to fall in love with my life that meant becoming unconditionally grateful for life itself. That meant being grateful for the small things we often take for granted and making a choice to be happy in whatever state I’m in.

When you decide to be happy with where you are, what you have and who you’re doing it with, even it means being single, you’ll find that joy just comes as a byproduct of that contentment.

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