Jason Hartman Foundation

John Gaver is Editor & Publisher of the popular webzine, ActionAmerica, which he describes as an "original intent conservative" publication, and author of "The Rich Don't Pay Tax! ... or Do They?".

John has been very active in politics since before he was old enough to vote; at that time, campaigning for Barry Goldwater. In addition to his many stints as a precinct chairman in three Texas counties and serving as a delegate to numerous Texas state GOP Conventions, John was the county chairman for Hank Grover's gubernatorial campaign, in Grover's home county. Today, he considers himself to be a Reagan conservative and a man without a party.

Key Takeaways:

[5:11] What the left is doing that's making people vote with their feet

[11:15] What data to look at that isn't corrupted by politicians and economists

[15:52] Discussing the concerns of a national sales tax

[21:40] Who a flat tax would hurt the most (it's not who you'd think)

Websites Mentioned:
www.therichdontpaytax.com
www.therichdontpaytax.com/calculator

Direct download: YW_101_John_Gaver.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27pm EST

Craig Ballantyne has been the Editor of Early to Rise since 2011. He’s also a Strength & Conditioning coach in Toronto, author of Turbulence Training, a contributing author to Men’s Health magazine, and a member of the Training Advisory Board for Maximum Fitness and Oxygen magazines.

Craig is also the author of "The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life".

Key Takeaways:

[4:06] Controlling the morning

[6:12] The proactive morning approach

[7:38] Identifying your OCD loops

[11:06] Starting to script out your day

[12:48] Where to start in the Perfect Day Kit

[14:38] Defining Magic Time

[15:54] Why Craig believes you should really try and be a morning person

[18:33] The app that makes Jason's morning

[20:27] The 5 Pillars

[23:35] Making the afternoon productive

[25:23] Creating a Not To Do List

[24:48] The new Law of Attraction...the Law of Action Attraction

Resources Mentioned:

www.earlytorise.com
www.perfectdayformula.com
Tabata Pro App

Direct download: YW_100_Craig_Ballantyne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

A serial entrepreneur turned investor, Matt is driven by the idea that you don't have to put your family or your future in jeopardy to start and run a successful business. A graduate of the #1-ranked undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the United States, the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston, Matt graduated summa cum laude with a double-major in finance and entrepreneurship.

After a stint in corporate finance, he founded his first business at the age of 22 and grew that business into a multi-million dollar, industry-leading enterprise with thousands of products. Over the next four years, he launched and grew three more multi-million dollar businesses focused on bottom line profitability. Matt is now hyper-focused on practical things that business owners can do to drive growth and profitability, which he considers the true measure of any business. Learning and teaching these practices has become Matt's personal passion and the mission of Amazing.com. He has authored numerous articles for some of the world's most respected business publications, including Forbes, Business.com, and Under 30 CEO. Matt is determined to teach would-be entrepreneurs all over the world how to start and run a business without making the same catastrophic mistakes as nearly eighty percent of those who try.

Key Takeaways:

[4:47] How people have gone from government assistance to making a business selling tens of millions in sales and paying for a house with cash

[10:06] Starting up your business on Amazon

[14:01] The importance of making your own brand on Amazon

[17:53] How Amazing.com is helping people start their business

[24:41] What ONE THING you need to do to be on your way to having your own successful business

Websites Mentioned:

www.amazing.com
www.alibaba.com

Direct download: YW_99_Matt_Clark.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Mitch Russo, former CEO and President of Business Breakthroughs with Tony Robbins, co-found of Timeslips Corp and author of The Invisible Organization: How Ingenious CEOs are Creating Thriving, Virtual Companies.

Key Takeaways:

[5:10] How he got into creating virtual companies

[9:30] The real issue you HAVE to understand in order to be prepared to take your company virtual

[15:22] Dealing with staff output and hours with a virtual company

[20:15] How to screen all the available technologies and which ones he likes

[26:17] When creating virtual companies hit an inflection point

Websites Mentioned:

www.invisibleorganization.com

Direct download: YW_98_Mitch_Russo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04am EST

Rising tuition cost and insufficient “real world” education programs are frustrating to young adults in the U.S. who feel forced into traditional universities. A degree or accreditation is often used as a dangling carrot to lure potential students into high debt status. Non-traditional, creative career paths often take a back seat to traditional majors. Julia says CreateU is designed to teach the mindset of participation in our ever evolving, global world.

 

Key Takeaways:

[2:09] How do we empower creatives to be profitable?

[4:05] CreateU is a fast track to learning with relevance to current funding sources

[6:04] We teach the mindset, so individuals can participate in a global evolving world.

[7:00] A 3-phase, 1-year online program within a global community

[11:54] The initial sections are the most intensive, a course is required every day

[13:38] A track/path is similar to a major in a traditional university

[16:11] Accreditation programs will transition to move past the fear element

[18:34] We are working on a global goal campaign with the UN

[19:46] Our goal is to keep CreateU under 10K

[20:26] We are taking 10% of tuitions and putting it towards a graduate fund for projects

[21:01] Contacting CreateU

[22:11] The .life extension just fit our ideals perfectly

 

Mentions:

CreateU

Khan Academy

The Foundation

Integrative Nutrition

Direct download: YW_97_Julia_Schroeder20_CreateU_Disrupting_Higher_Education.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm EST

David Weliver is an authority on millennials and money. His website, Money Under 30, provides financial advice to over 500,000 young professionals every month. David and Jason talk on the subject of student loan debt and how it is affecting millennials. David recommends millennials to invest in a ROTH IRA and to think about their retirement as a way to achieve financial freedom. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] Millennials are starting their lives with student debt. 

[6:10] The average college grad has $36,000 in debt. 

[9:40] David paid off his college debt before he hit 30, but he had to work his butt off to do it. 

[14:10] David recommends millennials take advantage of the ROTH IRA. 

[18:50] Don't think retirement, think financial freedom. 

[21:10] Technology is helping to drop prices in a lot of industries. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

 

http://www.moneyunder30.com/

Direct download: YW_96_David_Weliver.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

Frank Bruni is the author of Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be and talks to Jason on the mania both parents and children experience when applying to an Ivy League school. He says many of these high-end colleges have a less than 7% acceptance rate and tells Jason how there are plenty of other options out there for kids to get a great college education. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:15 – Frank's newest book tries to restore some sanity to the college admission process.

4:20 – Colleges have turned themselves into a country club, but that doesn't mean they aren't useful.  

10:40 – Stanford's college acceptance rate is 5%. For Harvard, it's 6%. 

15:00 – Frank recommends students to develop great faculty relationships and to study abroad if you can. 

19:10 – Instead of worrying about where kids are going to college, focus on what kids are going to get out of college. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be by Frank Bruni. 

http://www.frankbrunibooks.com/

 

Direct download: YW209520Frank20Bruni.mp3
Category:Young Wealth Show -- posted at: 9:10am EST

Brian Maida was interested in income property at the age of 20 and by 22, he purchased his first home. Brian gives an inspiriting message to millennials on how they can do it too. He encourages people to stay away from the stock market, stop listening to financial news, and more in this episode of Young Wealth. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:50 – Brian talks about his first real estate deal. 

6:00 – Jason gets Brian's thoughts about owning condos. 

10:05 – Brian likes the stock market, but doesn't think it's a good time to invest right now. 

13:20 – It doesn't take a lot of money to own property. You can start with a minimum of $10-15k. 

19:15 – Brian is a practicing vegan and talks about his hobby website, Vegaprocity. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Vegaprocity.com 

Cowspiracy

Direct download: YW209420Brian20Maida.mp3
Category:Young Wealth Show -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

Jason Hartman introduces Ryan Houck to the show to talk about generation Y. Ryan Houck is the founder of Free Market America as well as the author of Will America Fail?. He shares some very interesting insights into the world of environment regulation and then Jason and Ryan talk about some of the key characteristics our Gen Y population has and why it makes them so unique compared to everybody else. 

 

Key Takeaways:

1:30 – Ryan talks a little bit about Free Market America and their mission. 

8:00 – A lot of sketchy things are happening between the EPA and environmental groups. 

16:40 – The oldest millennials are around 34 years old right now. 

21:55 – GOP needs to give up on the social issues and strictly focus on running the country. 

27:15 – Millennial parents provided a 'you can do anything' attitude and that's one of the reason why millennials are unique. 

29:30 – The mentality of the 80s was to make a lot of money, quit the rat race, buy a boat. 

32:05 – The US is unique because the country constantly tries to reinvent itself. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Will America Fail? By Ryan Houck

FreeMarketAmerica.org

@FreeMarket_US

Direct download: YW209320Ryan20Houck.mp3
Category:Young Wealth Show -- posted at: 6:10pm EST

Jason Hartman invites Nancy Lublin to talk about her volunteer campaigns at DoSomething.org, the largest organization in the world for teens to help with social change. Nancy talks about her organization as well as Crisis Text Line, a texting hotline-equivalent for children and young adults experiencing bullying, depression, and more. Nancy shares some surprising facts about what today's teens are going through, how Crisis Text Line works, and how Do Something originally got started. 

 

Key Takeaways:

2:00 – Nancy explains a little bit about how Do Something works. 

8:20 – Only about 2% of text messages that come into Crisis Text Line is about bullying. 

10:45 – Mental health and homeless/poverty campaigns are two of the most popular campaigns on DoSomething.org

13:20 – Do Something was originally founded by the actor Andrew Shue

15:40 – Do Something focuses on trying to take adults (anyone over 26) out of the equation, so that young teens can feel like they're creating a direct change in the world. 

17:20 – Nancy explains how you join a Do Something campaign.  

18:45 – Life is better with friends and so is social change. 

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

DoSomething.org

@DoSomething

CrisisTextLine.Org

Direct download: YW209220Nancy20Lublin.mp3
Category:Young Wealth Show -- posted at: 11:46pm EST