Episode 77

Published on:

30th Jun 2023

What I learned (Brian Luebben)

In this episode of Passive Wealth Principles: What I Learned, join your host Jake Harris as he delves into an enlightening conversation with Brian Luebben. Discover Brian's journey of breaking free from the corporate world and pursuing a lifestyle of financial and location independence. Together, they explore valuable insights and actionable strategies for building passive wealth.

Key Takeaways from the Episode:

  • Aligning Goals with Lifestyle:
  • Brian's realization that climbing the corporate ladder wasn't aligned with his desired lifestyle. He explores real estate investing and generating passive income through house hacking. Learn how he built a geographically independent and scalable business that allows for travel and freedom.
  • Active Income vs. Passive Income:
  • Embracing the idea of active income as a foundation for passive wealth. Understand the significance of actively building a business while keeping lifestyle goals in mind. Discover the balance between active income and geographic independence with remote work opportunities.
  • The Journey of Growth:
  • Recognizing that growth comes with challenges and personal development. Brian shares his experiences with panic attacks and existential crises during his journey. Embrace the concept that the best games in life are not winnable and require continuous effort.
  • Strategies for Success:
  • Start with active income and gradually work towards passive income. Build a strong foundation and implement systems for consistent and predictable results. Brian recommends resources for personal growth, including "The Buddha and the Badass" and "Essentialism."

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • How to align your goals with your desired lifestyle.
  • The importance of active income in building passive wealth.
  • Strategies for overcoming challenges and embracing growth.
  • Tips for building a geographically independent and scalable business.

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Tune in to this thought-provoking episode of Passive Wealth Principles: What I Learned to gain valuable insights and inspiration from Brian Luebben's journey towards building passive wealth. Remember, active building can pave the way for financial independence and the lifestyle you desire. Keep striving and building towards your goals.

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About the Podcast

Passive Wealth Principles
Contrarian Investing for Cash Flow and Freedom
You are listening to the Passive Wealth Principles Podcast. Your host; Jake Harris is the founder of an award-winning real estate investment firm and actively investing in commercial real estate all over the country. This show allows you to tune into interviews, dive deeper and deconstruction many passive wealth principles not just from investing but tactics, strategies, and many fascinating ways in which people have achieved levels of passive wealth.

Through my nearly 20 year career as a professional investor, I have built an amazing network of people and come across some super-savvy investors that not only have a unique stance on the marketplace but look at the same problems we all face and many times have come up with a simple but unconventional approach to solving them.

So come be a fly on the wall. Enjoy the conversations and these amazing passive wealth principle lessons.

Learn more: https://www.catchknives.com/

About your host

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Jake Harris

A sought-after expert and gifted story teller with contagious energy, he inspires everyone around him with encyclopedic research. He can take complicated ideas and convey them simply and clearly for everyone to understand. As a founder and managing partner of an award-winning commercial real estate firm, he has authored a #1 bestselling book (CatchingKnives). He has been featured in many publications including The NY Times & Yahoo Finance, he is a frequent speaker, podcast guest, and a highly valued coach. He uses those superpowers to pioneer cutting-edge bold design into an exciting hotel, infill, and adaptive reuse projects across the country. To date has purchased and sold1200+ properties in23 states and amassed a commercial real estate portfolio of iconic properties. He earned a master's degree in International Real Estate, sits on the FIU real estate board, is an accreditedCongress of New Urbanism city builder, a member of CCIM, Urban Land Institute (ULI) and holds a CA real estate brokers license.