Episode 87

Published on:

8th Dec 2023

What I Learned (Dustin Baldwin)

In this episode of Passive Wealth Principles: What I Learned, join your host Jake Harris as he delves into an engaging conversation with Dustin Baldwin. Explore Dustin's multifaceted journey from his military background to diverse entrepreneurial ventures, including a significant shift into the financial advisory and private prisoner transport industries, and his current focus on real estate investing and the e-commerce revival of Circuit City.

Key Takeaways from the Episode:

Military Experience as a Foundation for Success:

Discover how Dustin's military experience fostered essential leadership skills and the ability to adapt in high-stress situations, a foundation that proved invaluable in his subsequent business endeavors.

Transitioning Skills to Financial Advisory:

Learn about Dustin's successful transition from military life to financial advisory, where he leveraged his discipline and strategic thinking to generate a six-figure income.

Challenges and Opportunities in Private Prisoner Transport:

Dive into the complexities of the private prisoner transport industry, where Dustin faced unique challenges but also found significant growth and investment opportunities.

Capital Raising and Real Estate Investment:

Witness Dustin's evolution into a savvy investor, focusing on raising capital and investing in real estate, showcasing his adaptability and strategic acumen.

Reviving a Legacy with Circuit City:

Understand the strategic move behind reviving Circuit City as an e-commerce platform, leveraging its historical brand value and intellectual property.

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

How military experience can translate into leadership and adaptability in various business sectors.

The journey from military service to becoming a successful financial advisor.

The intricacies and investment opportunities within the private prisoner transport industry.

Strategies for effective capital raising and real estate investing.

The innovative approach to reviving a legacy brand in the digital age.

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Join us in this intriguing episode of Passive Wealth Principles: What I Learned, and gain valuable insights from Dustin Baldwin's journey across various industries. Learn how adaptability, strategic planning, and leveraging past experiences can pave the way for success in entrepreneurial endeavors. Be inspired to apply these principles in your own journey towards financial growth and innovation.

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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.

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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.