019 – What is Big Time Dreams? Find out what my Passion is. It might be Tacos ;)

What does Big Time Dreams mean? What am I trying to do with it? My lovely sister Rebecca Dao is interviewing me today. She is my biggest supporter so big shout out to her! We go into what I do in my real estate business. I am also getting into buying and selling raw land. I touch on that. This episode will give you more insight to my life now and what I am trying to accomplish. It was a super fun! Big Time Dreams!!

018 – Running a Church with Pastor Jeremy Bedenbaugh

 

When I hear someone is a pastor, I usually think what was the “Big Calling” that made this person do this? To spend your whole career in a congregation seems tough to me. I always thought that if you are a pastor you have to love it right? You don’t do it for the money right?

 

Pastor Jeremy Bedenbaugh is our guest today. He leads The Journey Church in St. Louis. He has to deal with the community issues, tragedies, mentoring the people that work in the church and more. Why would you want to be a Pastor? This is going to be an interesting one. Big Time Dreams!!

017 – Using FaceBook Ads to Increase Sales and Brand with David Cote

You will learn a lot about online advertising today. David Cote is a military veteran that is now a full-time Social Media Manager. He helps businesses with social media and online sales. You can learn from his tips to increase your sales and likelihood of success. After working for a magazine selling ads, he started his own social media consultant company. He is really knowledgeable about FaceBook Ads, Click Funnels and more. Learn what FaceBook knows about us and use it to your advantage. You can use their data to target people that are more likely to love your product. For most small business through the thought process and upfront legwork you will need to succeed with your online marketing. I learned so much about online advertising on this one. You can too!

016 – Oz and King and their Soccer (Call it Football) Podcast

Two friends (Ozer Kocdemir and Kerry King) who met playing soccer decided to start a podcast about it. They want to bring the game to fans from all angles, not just scores and stats. They go into their love of the game. They have been at it for over a year now and working towards making it their full time jobs. They also recently went on a trip to Kenya to do a documentary about the sport. These guys are definitely passionate about soccer and their dreams. This was just a fun episode from some dudes that are definitely taking action on their goals. Check out their podcast at www.ozandking.com or search “Oz and King’s Football Podcast” wherever podcast are available. Big Time Dreams!!

015 – Making a Global Impact in Public Health with Linh Nguyen

Today , we have Linh Nguyen who works in Public Health. Public health is the health of a population, especially when monitored, regulated and promoted by the state. Linh is very passionate about social causes, making an impact and women’s rights. She will take you through what it took to finally get the job that she really loves. She now works at Johns Hopkins and is able to travel around the world. It is a very cool story from a young millennial that is fueled by passion rather than money. I know you will get something from this. Big Time Dreams!

014 – How Creativity Works

Today we talk about how to be more creative. How to do you maximize creativity? I review a book called “Imagine: How Creativity Works” by Jonah Lehrer. The book breaks down a lot of studies and research about how people and corporations foster and/or boost creativity. You can learn from scientific research to help you boost your own creativity. It is not a “you are born with it” type of thing. Everyone has creativity in them. It is about working on it and putting yourself in the best position to maximize your results. Come learn for yourself, so you can achieve the creativity you want. Big Time Dreams!

013 – Trying to Change the Game in Mathematics with Jerry Knoelke

Today we have Jerry Knoelke. He is a retired high school math teacher that saw blank stares from his students in math class. He came up with a method that can help people learn upper level math quicker. He says his uniform formula works across different subjects, such as Algebra, Probability and Calculus. He is hoping to change the game in mathematics universally. He wants this (PRESS) method to be in every school worldwide. The method basically breaks down a word problem and gets it into an equation that is ready to simplify or reduce. That is the best way I can explain it. Come find out about this simple formula that can help countless numbers of people to learn high-level math. He has a Masters in mathematics and teaching. Jerry Knoelke’s new book “Math is not Magic” is available at http://www.conquermath.center , Amazon and everywhere else books can be found. Big Time Dreams!

012 – Lending Money to Fix and Flip Homes with Shawn Greeves

Today we have a Hard Money Lender named Shawn Greeves. He lends money to people that to fix and flip homes. Though the rates are higher, there is less qualifying. It is based on the after repair value and purchase price of the house. Shawn has a wealth of experience in lending and real estate game. He also goes into a story of a detour he took trying to be a poker dealer. I consider him a very successful person and have always wanted to meet him. He is also big into programming your subconscious mind for success. This is a great story, great personality and great lessons you can learn to help in your business and life. There is also a story in here where he makes $2 million dollars! You can also check him out at www.thegreevesmethod.com. Big Time Dreams!

011 – Making a Living Getting People Drunk with Dave Ngo

Today’s episode is with Dave Ngo. He is a guy that was on track to be an engineer. He realized that he was not going to be happy doing that for long. He got a side gig bartending for a hotel bar and really enjoyed it. He started Bay Area Bartenders (www.bayareabartenders.com) not to long after that. After a few years, he was able to hire a full time assistant and things have taken off from there. He goes into his passions, challenges and his thought process behind the business. He also has a security firm that provides services to commercial buildings. There are a ton of lessons for people looking or starting their own business. This is a really cool story of an entrepreneur going for his dreams. Even, though his parents are still bugging him to get a “real job”. Big Time Dreams!

010 – Turning her Love for Music into a Full Time Career with Tracy Cruz

This episode is with singer and music teacher, Tracy Cruz. She had a love for music since pretty much the beginning of her life. She saw the joy it brought to the people around her. After going through a few majors in college, she decided to make it music. She started her own music teaching business. She now gets to do music as her job full time! She has flexible hours which really helps being a young mother. She is also promoting her own music and herself as an artist. You can find her at ww.tracycruzmusic.com. She will let you in on the joys and struggles in dealing with her career as a music teacher and musician. Tracy is truly doing her passion. Big Time Dreams!