Micro Empires Podcast by Jennifer Grimson
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Finding Kindness in Darkness with Mike Morawski Part 2

There is a  saying in prison that goes “you can do the time, or you can let the time do you.”. Mike Morawski did more than his time’s worth and has accomplished so much more.

 

Welcome back to the Micro Empires podcast! Today, I welcome back Mike Morawski to dive deeper into the stories and turning points that he experienced inside the prison. This transitional phase really was a dark time, but Mike will share the people that have helped him pivot to who he is today. This includes books, ethics courses, case studies, and many more. His life in prison has taught him so much so let’s dive in and learn the kindness you can find in the darkest of places. 

[00:01 – 7:59] Opening Segment 

 

  • A quick recap of what happened the last episode
    • Go and listen to part 1 if you haven’t!
  • Mike shares the events before and during the imprisonment
    • The effects to his children and ex-wife

 

[08:00 – 16:05] The Prison Experience

 

  • I talk about how the entire family suffers when one goes to prison
    • The lack of humanity in federal prisons
  • Mike shares his initial thoughts 
    • Your life goes on without you
    • The effects of being in prison on a person

 

[16:06 – 22:16] Finding the Kindness: The Pivotal Point 

 

  • Doing the time
    • Mike shares a story of when a man pursued him to go to the gym
  • Going to college and getting a bachelors in theology
  • Writing books and courses
    • Exit plan
    • An ethics course
    • Ethical Case Study
  • Shoutout to my podcast producers: Streamlined Podcasts
    • Use promo code: MICROEMPIRES and get a discount!

 

[22:17 – 34:20]  Mike’s Ethics and Case Studies

 

  • Mike shares the effects of being in prison on his ethics
  • How one bad decision could drastically change your life
  • Getting out of prison and entering the pandemic
  • Ethics and breaking the law

 

[34:21 – 38:39] Closing Segment

 

  • See links below to connect with Mike

Tweetable Quotes:

 

“You can do the time, or you can let the time do you.” – Mike Morawski

 

“You are faced with decisions every day that will affect the rest of your life. One bad decision, it changes like that.” – Mike Morawski

 

“Just because you act ethically doesn’t mean you break the law. But enough on ethical actions will cause you to break the law.” – Mike Morawski

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

You can connect with Mike through LinkedIn, or you can email him at mike@mycoreintentions.com. Also, check out his podcasts “Insider Secrets” and “Multifamily Unplugged”.

You can connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. I’m excited to hear more about you. I’m excited to know more about you. Also, feel free to shoot me an email at jennifer@micro-empires.com. You can call or text 213-973-7206

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK! LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes.

 

This podcast is about YOU.  We all have a story, whether your story is a lot like mine or totally different. Maybe you have a good job, but you know in your heart that you want more. 

 

Let’s Work Together

Are you ready to begin INVESTING in your future but you don’t know where to start? Need more CONNECTIONS in the investing community? Sign up at https://micro-empires.com/investing-opportunities/ for investing opportunities!

 

I have created a NEW eBook called “You Don’t Have to be Wealthy to Build Wealth” Click https://micro-empires.com/how-to-build-wealth/ for a FREE copy!

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From Controlling $285MM to Federal Prison with Mike Morawski, Part 1

We all make mistakes. Sometimes what leads to committing these mistakes is our negligence of what’s happening around us. In Part 1 of this episode of Micro Empires, Mike Morawski talks about his experience from building an enormous real estate empire to getting a 10-year federal imprisonment sentence. He’ll share his lessons on decision-making and relationships and why they are important in making sure that your business is on the right track.

 

Michael Morawski is a 30 plus year real estate investment veteran. He has controlled over $285,000,000 in real estate transactions. An entrepreneur, author, real estate trainer, public speaker, and personal coach. With a strong personal resilience and a deep desire to help others live an extraordinary life. He has coached hundreds of real estate investors to fulfill their dreams.

 

There’s so much to learn from Mike’s story, so join us and listen in! 

[00:01 – 09:33] Opening Segment 

 

  • I introduce today’s guest
  • What money meant to Mike in his early years
    • What he learned from his parents
    • Being mad about money as a young man
  • Running and selling a contracting business
  • Mike on the importance of observing successful people

 

[09:34 – 23:55] The Story Behind the Imprisonment 

 

  • How he started in real estate
  • Mike shares what got him in trouble
    • The events that led to legal troubles
  • Shoutout to my podcast producers: Streamlined Podcasts
    • Use promo code: MICROEMPIRES and get a discount!
  • Mike on having accountability as a leader of a company

 

[23:56 – 31:17] Mike on Intuition and Believing Your Gut

 

  • Mike shares a story about his wife’s gut feeling before the legal trouble
  • Why it’s important to pay attention to what’s really happening
  • I share a principle from the book “The Gift of Fear”

 

[31:18 – 36:17] Closing Segment

 

  • Mike shares the process of breaking the news to his wife 
  • A preview of Part 2

Tweetable Quotes:

 

“I always understood that success left clues, that if you went to successful people and did what they did, that your results of being successful will be greater” – Mike Morawski

 

“As the CEO, as the owner of the company, you take responsibility. No matter what ‘Johnny the janitor’ does, you take responsibility. It’s your company, you put those people in place.” – Mike Morawski

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Mike via LinkedIn or visit his websites https://mikemorawski.com/ and  https://mycoreintentions.com/team

You can connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. I’m excited to hear more about you. I’m excited to know more about you. Also, feel free to shoot me an email at jennifer@micro-empires.com. You can call or text 213-973-7206

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK! LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes.

 

This podcast is about YOU.  We all have a story, whether your story is a lot like mine or totally different. Maybe you have a good job, but you know in your heart that you want more. 

 

Let’s Work Together

Are you ready to begin INVESTING in your future but you don’t know where to start? Need more CONNECTIONS in the investing community? Sign up at https://micro-empires.com/investing-opportunities/ for investing opportunities!

 

I have created a NEW eBook called “You Don’t Have to be Wealthy to Build Wealth” Click https://micro-empires.com/how-to-build-wealth/ for a FREE copy!

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A Deep Dive Into My Story with The Real Estate InvestHer Show

Welcome back to another episode of Micro Empires Podcast! For today’s episode, we will go in-depth about my story from bankruptcy to $1.4 million in income-producing properties. This is a replay of an interview that I did on The Real Estate InvestHer Show with Liz Faircloth and Andressa Guidelli. They help women around the world achieve financial freedom, and my life’s story ties in with their values and steps to moving through crises. 

 

This podcast is called “The Micro Empires”, but what does it really mean? What does it take to achieve financial independence? Let’s jump right in to find out how I did it!

[00:01 – 14:56] Opening Segment 

 

  • The Real Estate InvestHer Show
  • Putting money in the bank and the emotional bank account
  • I talk about what motivated me into investing

 

[14:57 – 23:53] From Zero to 1.4 Million Dollars

 

  • Overcoming the emotional fatigue of financial dependency
    • The 10-10-10
    • Forgiving yourself
  • Rebuilding my credit and making my first investments

 

[23:54 – 36:47] The Micro Empires

 

  • What is a micro empire?
    • If you’ve built it, then it’s your empire
    • Making that empire work towards your goal
  • Shoutout to my Podcast Producers: Streamlined Podcasts
    • Use promo code: MICROEMPIRES and get a discount
  • Converting your home into AirBnB
    • Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable

 

[36:48 – 46:47] What does the Future Look Like?

 

  • Being a passive investor
  • Knowing and being clear on your goals
  • Wealth is time and options
    • Working less and making more
  • The idea of asking yourself what is important for you

 

[46:48 – 56:04] Closing Segment 

 

  • “The Gift of Fear” as the most transformative book
  • Asking as the most important routine
  • The most inspiring women

Tweetable Quotes:

 

“You’ll never really know who you marry until you divorce them.” – Jennifer Ives Grimson

 

“I wanna work less and make more. I wanna have more time for grandchildren. I wanna have more time for just enjoying the rest of my life and being able to share what I’ve experienced and helped other women in that process.” – Jennifer Ives Grimson

 

“Not everyone wants to be passive and not everyone wants to be active. There’s no right or wrong, but you have to be clear.” – Liz Faircloth

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Find out more about Liz Faircloth and Andresa Guidelli by checking out their podcast “The Real Estate InvestHer Show”.

 

You can connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. I’m excited to hear more about you. I’m excited to know more about you. Also, feel free to shoot me an email at jennifer@micro-empires.com. You can call or text 213-973-7206

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK! LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes.

 

This podcast is about YOU.  We all have a story, whether your story is a lot like mine or totally different. Maybe you have a good job, but you know in your heart that you want more. 

 

Let’s Work Together

Are you ready to begin INVESTING in your future but you don’t know where to start? Need more CONNECTIONS in the investing community? Sign up at https://micro-empires.com/investing-opportunities/ for investing opportunities!

I have created a NEW eBook called “You Don’t Have to be Wealthy to Build Wealth” Click https://micro-empires.com/how-to-build-wealth/ for a FREE copy!

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The Untapped Potential in U.S. Prisons with Jordan Harbinger Part 2

Everyone has the ability to change and be a productive member of society. All they need is the right environment and the right push to help them find their place.

 

Welcome back to part two of our interview with Jordan Harbinger! Today, we are going to continue talking about the Jordan Harbinger Show, and how trust and vulnerability play a crucial role in building and strengthening your audience. Jordan will also talk about his experiences in helping inmates and the gravity of the lost potential in them. Listen until the end to catch my story about Gavin De Becker, another listener feedback, and some outtakes that prove that I’m still human!

 

[00:01 – 06:34] Opening Segment

  • I welcome back Jordan to the show
  • The Jordan Harbinger show
  • Trust and having a listener feedback
    • Why the curated fake vulnerability in social media doesn’t work

 

[06:35 – 14:12] The Potential in Prison

  • Jordan shares about the wasted human potential in prison
  • Having a birthday in prison and helping inmates with their resumes
  • See links below to get in touch with Jordan
  • Shoutout to my Podcast Producers: Streamlined Podcasts
    • Use promo code: MICROEMPIRES and get a discount

 

[14:13 – 16:57] Gavin De Becker

  • I share how I got introduced to Gavin De Becker and his book
  • Quick fun chat with Jordan

 

[16:58 – 24:46] Listener Feedback

  • I share tips on building your credit score and history
    • Finding a family member or a friend who can add you as an additional signer
    • Go to your boss and qualify for a corporate credit card
    • Submitting an expense report together with the booking receipts 
  • Keep monitoring your score through Credit Karma

Tweetable Quotes:

“I would much rather do business with somebody that I trust but I didn’t necessarily like them because they were a little obnoxious or whatever, because I trust them.” – Jordan Harbinger

“It’s like a holding chamber of wasted human potential that’s just sitting there, and nobody’s doing anything with it. They’re just trying to keep those guys from getting killed by other guys.” – Jordan Harbinger

You can find out more about Jordan Harbinger by visiting www.JordanHarbinger.com and his podcast The Jordan Harbinger Show. You can also get into his 6-minute networking course through www.JordanHarbinger.com/course.

 

You can connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. I’m excited to hear more about you. I’m excited to know more about you. Also, feel free to shoot me an email at jennifer@micro-empires.com. You can call or text 213-973-7206

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK! LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes.

 

This podcast is about YOU.  We all have a story, whether your story is a lot like mine or totally different. Maybe you have a good job, but you know in your heart that you want more. 

 

Let’s Work Together

 

Are you ready to begin INVESTING in your future but you don’t know where to start? Need more CONNECTIONS in the investing community? Sign up at https://micro-empires.com/investing-opportunities/ for investing opportunities!

 

I have created a NEW eBook called “You Don’t Have to be Wealthy to Build Wealth” Click https://micro-empires.com/how-to-build-wealth/ for a FREE copy!