A Traders Life Podcast

Rick Mazur

This show is about my life and what interests me. Whether it be finance, business, trading, health, or life, my job here is to explore these areas with you. I hope through participation we can all learn from each other. I will try to give my sometimes unique opinions on topics, my definitive knowledge with respect to business and finance, and the overall goal is for us all to have fun, learn together and make this thing called life a better place for us all. I hope you enjoy.

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#1 - A Traders Life Trailer
Jan 31 2021
#1 - A Traders Life Trailer
Show Trailer for the show - Business, Health, Trading, Finance, Life   Rick Mazur: Welcome. My name is Rick Mazur, and this is going to be a new show called A Trader's Life. What is A Trader's Life? Well, it's my life. Trading is a business. I'm a trader and a businessman. My current main business as it's been for the past decade or so is a trader, mostly a day trader. This new show is going to answer many questions and provide thoughtful insight into the mind of a trader, me. But it's not just about trading. We are going to discuss and learn together different aspects, which can help any business owner or any trader. In order to be successful in anything, of course, you have to have an edge and we're going to break that all down for you. From interviews and education on topics from execution, psychology, motivation, inspiration, health, and wellness, eating right, self-improvement, setting up tax and medical health care, finance to long-term savings we plan to cover it all and more. I'm going to bring on not only people in my life that have helped me but also we'll talk with the real people trying to carve their own path to success. Your input will be important to make this show something great for everyone and that is what I strive to do. This show will be launching soon and I'm super excited about it. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of hit that follow button or subscribe to the show and comment if you'd like. Stay tuned. We got a lot of great content to come. See you soon.
#16 - Brad Shepherd - A guide to passive income with real estate syndications!
Sep 16 2021
#16 - Brad Shepherd - A guide to passive income with real estate syndications!
This episode is brought to you by ENLIGHTENED TRADING COMMUNITY. If you are somebody who has any interest in trading the financial markets -- short term or long term -- stocks, options, futures, forex, and more -, please click this link on my website and be sure to join our mailing list. We are currently in private beta with Enlightened. Enlightened is a trading community and will provide great information and lots of free resources. We have tons of things planned for expansion to give anyone interested in becoming better at finance and investing and trading your money some great opportunities. Get on them ailing list today, and let's get trading and better managing our money! "We help busy professionals like you create passive income from hassle-free real estate investments." - Brad Shepherd. You can see below some of the discussion points we covered: 1:29 Differences between passive and active investing? 6:55 Differences between stock market investing and real estate? 9:53 Tax differences between IRA and investing in real estate 12:46 Differences between a REIT fund and real estate syndications 15:10 Custodian companies that can help you invest in real estate through your self-directed IRA 19:24 What type of investor qualifies to invest in a real estate syndication deal? 23:04 How much of your portfolio should you consider investing in real estate deals 25:34 Liquidity of real estate syndication deals. 29:24 Tokenization with real estate deals 31:47 Different types of deals and how they may be constructed 35:34 Differences between Class A, B, C type properties 40:04 Cap rates in real estate explained 48:34 The syndication process - all your questions answered! I had a great chat with Brad Shepherd from SugarHouse Investments. Brad specializes in passive real estate syndication deals and has a lot of information on his website.                           LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Connect with Brad Shepherd Website Facebook YouTube Twitter LinkedIn Follow Rick Mazur: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: Pinterest: YouTube:
#15 - Danielle Cuomo - Grow your business the right way with USA based Virtual Assistants!
Aug 26 2021
#15 - Danielle Cuomo - Grow your business the right way with USA based Virtual Assistants!
This episode is brought to you by ENLIGHTENED TRADING COMMUNITY. If you are somebody who has any interest in trading the financial markets -- short term or long term -- stocks, options, futures, forex, and more -, please click this link on my website and be sure to join our mailing list. We are currently in private beta with Enlightened. Enlightened is a trading community and will provide great information and lots of free resources. We have tons of things planned for expansion to give anyone interested in becoming better at finance and investing and trading your money some great opportunities. Get on them ailing list today, and let's get trading and better managing our money! "When you hire Virtual Assist USA, you have a US experienced team at your fingertips, ready to collaborate on your project, anytime, anywhere" - Danielle Cuomo You can see below some of the discussion points we covered: How does someone know when they need to hire a virtual assistant? 0:06 How to get over the "I can do it myself" hump? 2:02 What should someone look for when they hire a virtual assistant? 3:06 What are the different types of outsourcing? 5:25 What are some of the most common outsourced tasks? 7:52 Are there certain things you wouldn't want a virtual assistant to do? 11:41 Common mistakes people make when outsourcing and how you can avoid 12:39 How to keep a virtual assistant happy 14:38 Pros and cons of choosing an individual verse a team? 17:32 How to know when you fire your virtual assistant if things are working well 19:40 The Virtual Assist USA process, pricing, and who you should consider them vs. someone else 21:06 Can you trust your data using a Virtual Assistant? 24:05 LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Connect with Daniell Cuomo Website Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Follow Rick Mazur: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: Pinterest: YouTube:
#14 - Jake Crossman - Everything you need to know about CBD
Aug 19 2021
#14 - Jake Crossman - Everything you need to know about CBD
This episode is brought to you by ENLIGHTENED TRADING COMMUNITY. If you are somebody who has any interest in trading the financial markets -- short term or long term -- stocks, options, futures, forex, and more -, please click this link on my website and be sure to join our mailing list. We are currently in private beta with Enlightened. Enlightened is a trading community and will provide great information and lots of free resources. We have tons of things planned for expansion to give anyone interested in becoming better at finance and investing and trading your money some great opportunities. Get on them ailing list today, and let's get trading and better managing our money! "Transparency, honesty, and our premium product line are what make us better. We are a company founded on the idea that helping people ought to be the only thing that matters, and that’s why everything we offer to you has already been tested and approved by experts!" - Jake Crossman. You can see below some of the discussion points we covered: Overview of CBD 0:15 Why most people take CBD 3:34 How can CBD help people? 5:48 CBD must be quality and taken properly to be effective 7:41 Is smoking CBD flower a better way to take CBD? 16:09 Current Legality of CBD in 2021 18:53 The different types of CBD 20:27 CBD Costs 23:21 Misconceptions about CBD 24:47 Meditation in holistic health 28:18 Yoga 38:04 Breathwork 39:23 Jake is the managing director of USA Medical and specializes in the science of holistic health.  LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Connect with Jake Crossman Website Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Follow Rick Mazur: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: Pinterest: YouTube:
#12 - Sarah Blanchfield - Helping business owners create security in their lives on variable income
Aug 5 2021
#12 - Sarah Blanchfield - Helping business owners create security in their lives on variable income
"Helping business owners create security in their lives on variable Income!" - Sarah Blanchfield You can see below some of the discussion points we covered: A Little Background about Sarah Blanchfield 0:50 What is a financial therapist 5:58 Money Myths and red flags 8:27 How does someone begin to break the "spend more than you make cycle"? 10:05 The financial and budgeting advice has to be tailored to each household 13:19 Behavioral economics and how it relates to finance 14:23 How to best use behavioral economics to help with your finances 20:38 Decision Paralysis 26:52 Couples and finance 28:17 mybulletproofbudget.com and how Sarah's company can assist 30:57 Sarah is a financial therapist and the founder of my Bulletproof budget. She helps online business owners create simple budgets to help them create security in their lives and a variable income and grow their businesses simultaneously. One of the main tools she uses to help is called behavioral economics. We're going to cover it in the interview for those of you who don't know what it is, but I can tell you it's used behind the scenes in many aspects of your life sometimes without you even knowing it. One example is banks that started using behavioral economics to shape how they offer products and services to you as a customer. But there are many more. So I hope you find this interview interesting, and we're going to learn a lot more as we go along.  LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Connect with Sarah Blanchfield Website Facebook Pinterest Instagram Follow Rick Mazur: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: Pinterest: YouTube:   This episode is brought to you by ENLIGHTENED TRADING COMMUNITY. If you are somebody who has any interest in trading the financial markets -- short term or long term -- stocks, options, futures, forex, and more -, please click this link on my website and be sure to join our mailing list. We are currently in private beta with Enlightened. Enlightened is a trading community and will provide great information and lots of free resources. We have tons of things planned for expansion to give anyone interested in becoming better at finance and investing and trading your money some great opportunities. Get on them ailing list today, and let's get trading and better managing our money!
#11 - Len Ward - Understanding your business true marketing ROI and needs!
Jul 29 2021
#11 - Len Ward - Understanding your business true marketing ROI and needs!
"Companies Going Out Out Of Business Because They Cannot Afford To Advertise? It’s Coming….." - Len Ward You can see below some of the discussion points we covered: How Len got his start and his first few ventures 0:00 From wall Street to entrepreneur 2:36 The early days of SEO 7:48 Digital marketing, ROI, and customer acquisition costs 11:10 Tips to get a more true ROI 14:39 Companies will start to go out of business because they can't afford to advertise 17:32 A good process to go through with your company to identify you are marketing needs 21:10 How should newer companies start the marketing process 25:30 What is content strategy? 27:25 What is a sales funnel? 28:19 The Connexis platform and what they offer 30:01 Len began his entrepreneurial journey in 2004 when he left behind a successful career in finance with Credit Suisse to take on a partnership role in an e-commerce startup. Through that experience, Len realized that he was more interested in marketing products than in selling them. He took this newfound passion for marketing and turned it into RankMeSEO, an online marketing agency. Today, Len has channeled his passion for investing and marketing into Commexis, a marketing consulting firm specializing in financial auditing, investment allocation, and reporting of digital marketing campaigns. Commexis has worked with brands like the University of Pennsylvania, Johnson & Johnson, American Water, ESF Camps, Exceptional Foods, Analysis Prime, and Thyroid Virtual Clinic. In short, Commexis solves your digital marketing ROI problems and will teach you how to optimize your investment to improve your ROI.                                                                                        LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Connect with Len Ward Website Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Recommended Books Liar's Poker Follow Rick Mazur: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: Pinterest: YouTube: This episode is brought to you by ENLIGHTENED TRADING COMMUNITY. If you are somebody who has any interest in trading the financial markets -- short term or long term -- stocks, options, futures, forex, and more -, please click this link on my website and be sure to join our mailing list. We are currently in private beta with Enlightened. Enlightened is a trading community and will provide great information and lots of free resources. We have tons of things planned for expansion to give anyone interested in becoming better at finance and investing and trading your money some great opportunities. Get on them ailing list today, and let's get trading and better managing our money!
#9 - Mitche Graf - Business - Delivering 6-Star Service In A 1-Star World
Jul 15 2021
#9 - Mitche Graf - Business - Delivering 6-Star Service In A 1-Star World
"Life is meant to be lived, not endured, and we can each make a profound difference in the world" - Mitche Graf You can see below some of the discussion points we covered: When starting a business if you love what you don't worry about failure just start 0:43 Work-Life balance and its importance 5:20 Automation in your business and where to start? 8:52 Sales for your start-up 16:19  Customer Service - Customer Service - Customer Service! 18:35 Why has customer service lacked so much in certain businesses? 24:22 Hiring employees and managing them post COVID-19 29:43 Identifying opportunities and having the passion for what you do 35:09 It cant be just about the money, you have to want it really bad 38:44 Best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, international speaker, nationally syndicated radio host, and former All-American Track & Field athlete Mitche Graf has been a passionate lifestyle entrepreneur for over 25 years, dangling his toes into the ponds of many intriguing industries along the way. From selling used bicycle parts out of his garage in the seventh grade to running 4 companies today, he has prided himself on knowing how to squeeze every drop of potential out of his endeavors. In 2019, he took time off from his own businesses and became the President of an affiliate for the San Francisco Giants baseball team for a season, and bolstered attendance by over 12%, which was the biggest increase in all professional baseball. Over the past three decades, Mitche has created many multi-million dollar companies.....two award-winning restaurants, a bustling catering & events company, a national spice manufacturing business with over 4000 accounts, a photography studio, a cribbage board company, an award-winning limousine business, a portable hot tub rental business, a drive-through espresso company, an educational products company, an athletic fitness testing corporation, and even a nightcrawler company. Having started, built, and successfully operated and sold numerous enterprises in many industries has taught him a simple truth: the same basic business principles apply, regardless of the arena you may play in..... (bio continued on Episode show notes page)                                                                                   LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Connect with Jimmy Song Facebook Twitter Power Marketing 101 Website Six Star  Recommended Books Customer Service Is DEAD: Delivering 6-Star Service In A 1-Star World Business Basics BootCamp: The Ultimate Crash Course For Entrepreneurs HIGH VOLTAGE BRANDING: Go From Ordinary To "Extra-Ordinary" Power Marketing, Selling, & Pricing by Graf, Mitche. (Amherst Media, Inc.,2009) [Paperback] Second (2nd) EditionMarketing Your Espresso Business: How to Separate Yourself from the Rest of the Pack Mentioned FiverrJim Beach - School for Startups Follow Rick Mazur: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: Pinterest: YouTube: This episode is brought to you by SURFNET CORPORATION. This episode is brought to you by SurfNet Corporation. SurfNet Corp. has been servicing the IT needs of many businesses since 1996. SurfNet is a full-service provider offering IT consulting services including but not limited to internet strategy, development, custom programming, security, cloud computing, and much more. They also provide web hosting at one of their global data centers and merchant processing to take credit cards for your business and online application. Furthermore, they specialize in taking a project that your business may need, from just an idea that you’d like to implement to a completed project that can help your business grow. You know, I talk to business owners all the time that say, “Rick, I want to do x y or z for my business, but I don’t have the in-house staffing to get it done or…..I don’t know whom I can trust to complete the task and get it done. Fear no more. SurfNet can help and has been for decades. Visit them at www.surfnetcorp.com for more information – Clear Vision, Clear Future, Clear choice! Contact them today!
#8 - Jimmy Song -- All about Bitcoin and why it will win!
Jul 8 2021
#8 - Jimmy Song -- All about Bitcoin and why it will win!
"No Investment credibly beats Bitcoin over the long term. That is why Bitcoin will win!" - Jimmy Song You can see below some of the discussion points we covered: Monetary System - How it started and what led to Bitcoin 02:47 Gold and the decoupling with the US Dollar 13:27 Inflation? Other options for your money 16:38 Bitcoin and blockchain - what's the difference? 18:37 Merchant payments using Bitcoin 26:37 The US government and Crypto 33:25 NFT and DRM - Let's make sense of it all 42:02 Good ways to accept crypto for your business 45:06 The lightening Network and micropayments 46:23 Youths owning bitcoin and best ways to hold it 50:29 Crypto software wallets vs. hardware wallets 51:24 Jimmy Song is a Bitcoin developer, educator, and entrepreneur. He's an open-source contributor to many different Bitcoin projects and is the author of Programming Bitcoin from O'Reilly, The Little Bitcoin Book, and Thank God for Bitcoin. Jimmy writes a weekly newsletter, Bitcoin Tech Talk, and has a podcast; Bitcoin Fixes This.                                                                                                LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Connect with Jimmy Song YouTube Instagram LinkedIN  Twitter Website Recommended Books Thank God for Bitcoin: The Creation, Corruption, and Redemption of Money The Little Bitcoin Book: Why Bitcoin Matters for your Freedom, Finances, and Future Programming Bitcoin: Learn How to Program Bitcoin from Scratch Mentioned WTF Happened in 1971 Follow Rick Mazur: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: Pinterest: YouTube:   This episode is brought to you by FUTURES TRADING COACH. This episode is brought to you by Futures Trading Coach. Many people like the idea of day trading for main or supplemental income, and if you have a business and have a flexible schedule or can carve out a few hours in your day and are interested in day trading futures, stock, or even forex  Futures trading coach offers a few different options that can help you. You can look over the shoulder and see into the mind of the futures trading methodology via the trading alert call room. In the call room, you get live signals telling you exactly where to get in, the direction, and they even help you manage your trade if you need it. You also get market analysis and all your trading questions answered. But entry signals aren't everything. You also learn everything you need to know about trade management, position-sizing, trading phycology profit-taking, targets, market reversals, and more! If you want to learn to be a consistent trader, Futures trading coach also offers a full mentorship academy where traders learn all about the markets, how they work, and how to get into trades using their 8 proven entry signals. The methodology that Futures trading coach employs is based on price action, support, and resistance and the understanding of who is doing what in the markets, where they are doing it, and how you can take actionable trades with a very high level of consistency. Check out www.futurestradingcoach.com, and I will also leave the information on my site at and in the show notes. It's where I learned most of what I know about day trading, they have been around for over 20 years, and the owner, Sam is a really great person and a great mentor to have on your side. I highly recommend them, and you won't be disappointed.
#7 - Dr. John Poothullil Pt. 2 - Insulin Sensitivity, Surviving Cancer, Statins, Books and more
Jul 1 2021
#7 - Dr. John Poothullil Pt. 2 - Insulin Sensitivity, Surviving Cancer, Statins, Books and more
This is a continuation of Part 1. "New Scientific Insights and Alternative Approaches to Prevent Obesity, Reverse Diabetes, and Survive Cancer" - Dr. John Poothullil John Poothullill, MD, FRCP, practiced medicine as a pediatrician and allergist for more than 30 years, with 27 of those years in Texas. He received his medical degree in India in 1968. He did two years of medical residency in Washington, DC, Phoenix, AZ, and two years of fellowship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada. He began his practice in 1974 and retired in 2008. He holds certifications from the American Board of Pediatrics, The American Board of Allergy & Immunology, and the Canadian Board of Pediatrics. You can see below some of the discussion points we covered: Insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance continued 00:00 How the body breaks down a meal 00:00 Are there different signs of type two diabetes in men vs women that can be detected 5:55 If a pregnant woman eats certain foods can that be transferred as an allergy to the newborn child 7:05 What are statins and do they cause diabetes 8:10 Eat, Chew Live - Dr. Johns First book - how your body tries to regular nutrient intake 13:52 Dr. Johns Second book - Diabetes 8 Steps to reverse Type 2 Diabetes in 8 Weeks 20:33 Consuming grains and the effects on the body 22:09 Dr. Johns Third and fourth book - Surviving Cancer and When your Child has Cancer and why it happens in children 25:00                                                                                                                                    LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Connect with Dr. John Potthullil          You Tube | Instagram | Facebook Recommended Books Eat, Chew, Live: 4 Revolutionary Ideas to Prevent Diabetes, Lose Weight and Enjoy Food Diabetes—The Real Cause and The Right Cure: 8 Steps to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes in 8 Weeks Surviving Cancer: A New Perspective on Why Cancer Happens & Your Key Strategies for a Healthy Life When Your Child Has Cancer: Insights and Information to Empower Parents People MentionedEilliot P Joslin   This episode is brought to you by Passion Brands CBD. This episode is brought to you by Passion Brands CBD. Passion Brands carries a very high-quality broad-spectrum CBD with zero THC and comes in tinctures (which for those that don’t know are drops taken sublingually under your tongue), soft gels, gummies, salve, and they even carry dog treats for your pup. Yes, there is even CBD for dogs, and it works wonders for those that need it. For those of you who don’t know what CBD is, they offer a lot of education on their website, and you can learn how people are using it in their everyday lives for a variety of functions. I personally use CBD, and while I can't vouch for everyone, it does assist me with focus and being more relaxed when I'm doing my work. I also take it at night sometimes for help with sleep, and when I hurt my back, the salve worked wonders, so I highly recommend it. Passion Brand CBD uses Nanoemulsion technology, C02 exaction (which is great); their soft gels are water-soluble, and the CBD is allergy-friendly, including gluten-free. They offer full COA (that’s, certificate of authenticity) lab results on their site and via QR code and are both tested in-house and by a third party to ensure optimal quality control. This means you can rest assured what they say is in the product is actually in it—nothing more and nothing less. You can find them at www.passion-brands.com, and ill also link all the social media in the show notes. Please give them a look. Follow Rick Mazur: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: Pinterest: YouTube:
#6 - Dr. John Poothullil Pt. 1 - Type-2 Diabetes, Obesity, Insulin Resistance, Allergies and more
Jun 24 2021
#6 - Dr. John Poothullil Pt. 1 - Type-2 Diabetes, Obesity, Insulin Resistance, Allergies and more
"New Scientific Insights and Alternative Approaches to Prevent Obesity, Reverse Diabetes, and Survive Cancer" - Dr. John Poothullil John Poothullill, MD, FRCP, practiced medicine as a pediatrician and allergist for more than 30 years, with 27 of those years in Texas. He received his medical degree in India in 1968. He did two years of medical residency in Washington, DC, Phoenix, AZ, and two years of fellowship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada. He began his practice in 1974 and retired in 2008. He holds certifications from the American Board of Pediatrics, The American Board of Allergy & Immunology, and the Canadian Board of Pediatrics. You can see below some of the discussion points we covered: Dr. John and how he got his start and why he decided he wanted to go into medicine as a career 00:07 Interconnections between hunger satiation and weight gain 03:00 His investigation into the theory of insulin resistance as it relates to diabetes 04:37 Dr. John on Elliot P Joslin and his discoveries about diabetes and insulin 12:40  What are allergies and our immune system's response to them 16:22 The effects on allergic reaction even with prior exposure 18:48 COVID-19 and the body 21:47 Dr. John talks about obesity and BMI Body Mass Index and authentic weight 27:00 insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance 33:51                                                                                                                                    LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Connect with Dr. John Potthullil You Tube | Instagram | Facebook Recommended Books Eat, Chew, Live: 4 Revolutionary Ideas to Prevent Diabetes, Lose Weight and Enjoy Food Diabetes—The Real Cause and The Right Cure: 8 Steps to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes in 8 Weeks Surviving Cancer: A New Perspective on Why Cancer Happens & Your Key Strategies for a Healthy Life When Your Child Has Cancer: Insights and Information to Empower Parents People MentionedEilliot P Joslin   This episode is brought to you by Passion Brands CBD. This episode is brought to you by Passion Brands CBD. Passion Brands carries a very high-quality broad-spectrum CBD with zero THC and comes in tinctures (which for those that don’t know are drops taken sublingually under your tongue), soft gels, gummies, salve, and they even carry dog treats for your pup. Yes, there is even CBD for dogs, and it works wonders for those that need it. For those of you who don’t know what CBD is, they offer a lot of education on their website, and you can learn how people are using it in their everyday lives for a variety of functions. I personally use CBD, and while I can't vouch for everyone, it does assist me with focus and being more relaxed when I'm doing my work. I also take it at night sometimes for help with sleep, and when I hurt my back, the salve worked wonders, so I highly recommend it. Passion Brand CBD uses Nanoemulsion technology, C02 exaction (which is great); their soft gels are water-soluble, and the CBD is allergy-friendly, including gluten-free. They offer full COA (that’s, certificate of authenticity) lab results on their site and via QR code and are both tested in-house and by a third party to ensure optimal quality control. This means you can rest assured what they say is in the product is actually in it—nothing more and nothing less. You can find them at www.passion-brands.com, and ill also link all the social media in the show notes. Please give them a look. Follow Rick Mazur: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: Pinterest: YouTube:
#5 - Ali Davachi - Digital Transformation, acceleration and delivering cost savings innovative business solutions
Jun 17 2021
#5 - Ali Davachi - Digital Transformation, acceleration and delivering cost savings innovative business solutions
I interviewed Ali Davachi, and we had a great discussion about business challenges and the importance of having a good team on your side. We also discussed digital security, GDPR compliance, AI, leadership, RAPID methodology, and some simple, practical business philosophies that businesses should consider. It was a great time, and I enjoyed having him on the show! "TECHNOLOGY SHOULD SERVE YOUR BUSINESS; YOUR BUSINESS SHOULD NEVER SERVE TECHNOLOGY" -- Ali Davachi Ali Davachi has over 25 years of hands-on experience with all facets of complex technology implementation at scale. This type of frictionless digital transformation and business acceleration is both possible and inevitable when you have the right (business-driven) platform and implementation partner in your corner. As a serial entrepreneur, he has led and delivered projects in Fortune 500 firms (healthcare, consumer products, financial services, and direct-to-consumer pure plays) with large volume mobile, payment, e-commerce, telecommunications, and customer-facing applications. Working with these businesses, his company has delivered innovative solutions driving millions in savings while allowing these firms to pursue new greenfield opportunities. Ali has several elegant but straightforward philosophies to help companies. We talk about them on the show in a bit more depth. The result is that clients retain control of their business, strategy, and customer relationships and data, all while taking advantage of 80-90% lower costs and a 70-90% reduction in time to market. You can see below some of the discussion points we covered: Business challenges and the importance of having a good team on your side 02:42 One of the first things new businesses should be doing 08:34 Digital Security and Intrusion Protection 10:22 GDPR Compliance 12:47 Business and Covid-19 15:59 Artificial Intelligence AI 22:09 Better leadership advice 28:26 RAPID Methodology 32:22 Several simple and practical business philosophies 34:55  LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Connect with Ali Davachi Linked In | Twitter RealwareArtificial IntelligenceGDPR        Better Leadership Advice RAPID Methodology Recommended BooksArtificial Intelligence and the Future of Power: 5 BattlegroundsArtificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking HumansAI and Machine Learning for Coders: A Programmer's Guide to Artificial IntelligenceI Love It Here: How Great Leaders Create Organizations Their People Never Want to Leave This episode is brought to you by SURFNET CORPORATION. This episode is brought to you by SurfNet Corporation. SurfNet Corp. has been servicing the IT needs of many businesses since 1996. SurfNet is a full-service provider offering IT consulting services including but not limited to internet strategy, development, custom programming, security, cloud computing, and much more. They also provide web hosting at one of their global data centers and merchant processing to take credit cards for your business and online application. Furthermore, they specialize in taking a project that your business may need, from just an idea that you'd like to implement to a completed project that can help your business grow. You know, I talk to business owners all the time that say, "Rick, I want to do x y or z for my business, but I don't have the in-house staffing to get it done or.....I don't know whom I can trust to complete the task and get it done. Fear no more. SurfNet can help and has been for decades. Visit them at www.surfnetcorp.com for more information – Clear Vision, Clear Future, Clear choice! Contact them today! Follow Rick Mazur: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: Pinterest: YouTube:
#4 - Jeremy Herider – Creating lasting, quality habits, we are proud to pass down to the next generation.
Jun 10 2021
#4 - Jeremy Herider – Creating lasting, quality habits, we are proud to pass down to the next generation.
"YOU HAVE TO START BY MAKING A SMALL DIFFERENCE AND THEN BUILD FROM THERE" -- Jeremy Herider Originally from Lancaster, California, Jeremy is a proud Dad of two beautiful, amazing daughters, Taylor and Ryan. He found his strength as an athlete from an early age and was a three-sport letterman in high school and an MVP in baseball. He graduated from Gonzaga University, where he was an All-Pac10 Infielder. His pro baseball career took off not long after. But his drive didn't stop there, and neither made his list of accomplishments. Jeremy was the first contracted player with the Arizona Diamondbacks to get a hit in the organization's history. He was later drafted by the LA Reign, officially making him a two-sport professional athlete. More recently, Jeremy has been named a CrossFit Champion, taking home 1st Place for the Deadlift/Box Jump event. Of course, now Jeremy has shifted his focus once again as a productivity consultant for Fortune 500 companies, private business coach, and motivational speaker. Jeremy's Optimal Self Coaching program and podcast boil down this lifetime of achievement into tangible, attainable habits that anyone can adopt for success. No success story, including Jeremy's, happens by accident. And yours begin as well with Optimal Self. For anyone looking for tips and tools to be better, create lasting and quality habits that can be passed down to the next generation, please check this out. You can see below some of the discussion points we covered: How Jeremy got his start 2:33 Starting Things and Not following Through 15:23 Pivoting from Sports to a new career 19:41 Is having balance in life a myth? 23:25 Goal Setting and beginning with the end in mind 30:06 Your Not Defined by your Past 33:54 What is Identity capital? 38:43 The importance of Hydration in the body 40:43 Generational Habits vs. Generational Wealth 46:33 Favorite Quote from Steve Jobs of Apple 49:48   LINKS FROM THE EPISODE Connect with Jeremy Herider Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | TikTok Optimal Self CoachingThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - AmazonSteve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson - Amazon         Charles Barkley  This episode is brought to you by Passion Brands CBD. This episode is brought to you by Passion Brands CBD. Passion Brands carries a very high-quality broad-spectrum CBD with zero THC and comes in tinctures (which for those that don’t know are drops taken sublingually under your tongue), soft gels, gummies, salve, and they even carry dog treats for your pup. Yes, there is even CBD for dogs, and it works wonders for those that need it. For those of you who don’t know what CBD is, they offer a lot of education on their website, and you can learn how people are using it in their everyday lives for a variety of functions. I personally use CBD, and while I can't vouch for everyone, it does assist me with focus and being more relaxed when I'm doing my work. I also take it at night sometimes for help with sleep, and when I hurt my back, the salve worked wonders, so I highly recommend it. Passion Brand CBD uses Nanoemulsion technology, C02 exaction (which is great); their soft gels are water-soluble, and the CBD is allergy-friendly, including gluten-free. They offer full COA (that’s, certificate of authenticity) lab results on their site and via QR code and are both tested in-house and by a third party to ensure optimal quality control. This means you can rest assured what they say is in the product is actually in it—nothing more and nothing less. You can find them at www.passion-brands.com, and ill also link all the social media in the show notes. Please give them a look. Follow Rick Mazur: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: Pinterest: YouTube:
#3 - Lane Kowaoka – Real Estate – Simple Passive Cashflow
Jun 3 2021
#3 - Lane Kowaoka – Real Estate – Simple Passive Cashflow
"REAL ESTATE INVESTING FOR THE WORKING PROFESSIONAL WHO IS NOT LOOKING FOR ANOTHER JOB" -- Lane Kowaoka Lane Kawaoka (@SimplePassiveCf) is a Licensed Professional (PE) with a Master's degree in Civil Engineering. He started investing when he was 13 years old with the $2,000 earned from the summer job picking Pineapples in Maui. Lane started his venture in real estate investing in 2009 after living on the road for five years as a construction supervisor by purchasing an A-class rental in Seattle that rented for $2200 per month. While looking for a 3rd investment in 2012, the market was rebounding, and he realized most investments would yield negative cash flow. After this realization, he converted his portfolio to secondary markets with robust job markets and Rent-to-Value Ratios that would yield $250-$400 monthly profit between rents and all expenses. This is a great episode for anyone wanting a clearer picture of passive real estate investing. Some topics we discussed are: His start with single-family rentals 3:55 Lane realizes SFR not scalable 4:50 Simple Passive Cashflow - who it caters to 7:36 Syndications in Passive RE Investing 8:52 House Hacking 15:07 More Syndication Information 16:44 QRPs - Alt investments no 401ks and other mainstream products - Diversify 18:34 4 main reasons not to put your money in normal retirement vehicles 24:06 1031s are obsolete? Lane explains why 27:47 SPC Podcast 30:39 Connect with Lane Kowaoka Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Forbes Simple Passive Cashflow Syndicated Ecourse for accredited investorsRemote rental investor course for non-accredited investors This episode is brought to you by Futures Trading Coach. Futures Trading coach specializes in day trading futures. They offer a daily call room with a 10-day free trial to see how they trade. If you like what you see, you can join the call room or learn their trading methodology via their full mentorship academy training program. The method and signals that Futures Trading Coach uses will also work on options, stock and forex as well.  Follow Rick Mazur: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: Pinterest: YouTube:
#1 - A Traders Life Trailer
Jan 31 2021
#1 - A Traders Life Trailer
Show Trailer for the show - Business, Health, Trading, Finance, Life   Rick Mazur: Welcome. My name is Rick Mazur, and this is going to be a new show called A Trader's Life. What is A Trader's Life? Well, it's my life. Trading is a business. I'm a trader and a businessman. My current main business as it's been for the past decade or so is a trader, mostly a day trader. This new show is going to answer many questions and provide thoughtful insight into the mind of a trader, me. But it's not just about trading. We are going to discuss and learn together different aspects, which can help any business owner or any trader. In order to be successful in anything, of course, you have to have an edge and we're going to break that all down for you. From interviews and education on topics from execution, psychology, motivation, inspiration, health, and wellness, eating right, self-improvement, setting up tax and medical health care, finance to long-term savings we plan to cover it all and more. I'm going to bring on not only people in my life that have helped me but also we'll talk with the real people trying to carve their own path to success. Your input will be important to make this show something great for everyone and that is what I strive to do. This show will be launching soon and I'm super excited about it. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of hit that follow button or subscribe to the show and comment if you'd like. Stay tuned. We got a lot of great content to come. See you soon.