THE PROFITS OVER WAGES PODCAST
Weekly Interviews with Highly Successful Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
Ricardo Rodriguez & Matthew Mesick discuss life, business, and entrepreneurship to bring forward the lessons learned from success and failure. And most importantly have fun while doing it.
LATEST PODCAST EPISODE
On episode 50 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast we sit down with Jai Sephora, he is a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur and is quickly becoming a name you should know in the Chicago business scene. He attended Robert Morris University on an athletic scholarship in 2010. In 2014 he worked as a VP for a real estate private equity group. During that time he managed, analyzed, and acquired over 500M dollars’ worth of real estate projects. Everything from residential to commercial & vacant land. In 2016 he left the group to work solely on the lending side of real estate investment. That year he started Ridgeway Lending & flipfundingnow.com and has funded millions of dollars in real estate projects across the nation. Ridgeway Lending is one of Chicago’s premier hard money lenders.
In 2017 Jai also opened his first restaurant Blu 57 Seafood & Small Plates. They were voted restaurant of the month by both Open table & Yelp reservations in Andersonville. Jai is currently working on entering the Industrial hemp movement and is opening a full-scale manufacturing site in Westgrove PA and have just secured seed round funding for the project.
He enjoys self-managing his portfolio and actively swing trades forex & equities. In addition to business, he is one of Chicago’s hottest dance music DJ acts and regularly plays at the biggest venues in the city.
- Chicago’s finest!
July 6, 2018 by Peter Milic from United States
The podcast is amazing, they bring awesome guests, I love the fact that many of them are local Chicago people, these guys bring so much value!
They cover a wide variety of subjects in not just real estate, so anyone and everyone can find value.
Thank you Matt and Ricardo!
- This Podcast is GOLD!!!
May 24, 2018 by Adrian ROC from United States
These guys bring VALUE! For anyone thinking of becoming an entrepreneur or thinking of free lancing from corporate life, you need to hear this podcast! This podcast is different, this podcast motivates, this podcast makes you take that step towards your freedom. Matt & Ricardo bring on some quality guest and those guest share not only their success but HOW they got there. They know what questions to ask and the best part you get to live the life through each and every individual as they share their failures and successes. All other business podcasts I listen to is only a one man show telling you what to do, but what a better way to learn through the successes of others! Kill it gentlemen and keep doing what you’re doing.
- Great Show
May 19, 2018 by MsLetran from United States
Just listened to episode #27 on on buying turnkey rental prooperties and thought it was filled with great value. Perfectly timely for me too as I'm looking to do just that. Thank you.
- Great Pod
May 14, 2018 by AashBell from Australia
Fabulous information is delivered throught this podcast, which is very well produced. I really like how the introduction is short and to the point and tells the listener what to expect from the show. Another plus for me is how Ricardo and Matthew aren't loud and boistrous and deliver the show with respect to their guests and don't rely on tacky music and themes to make an impact. Well worth a listen.
- Profit Pod
May 9, 2018 by FMMAD from United States
Good pod covering money as it relates to brand. Ricardo and Mathew do a great job on an easy to listen to show.
- Great original, high quality, content!!
April 19, 2018 by dtdayerealty from United States
Talk about great content!!! I’m a local Chicagoland investor who is who still fairly to the real estate industry and I listen to profit over wages faithfully! The amount of knowledge that these two share, along with the guest, is completely unreal and truly inspiring. Ever show the guest get better and better and it’s super motivating to hear stories and advice from some of the biggest entrepreneurs and game changers in the Chicago Real estate scene. Keep up the great work!!
- Recipes for Success
April 4, 2018 by KirbyAtwell from United States
I just listened to the Nick Libert and Andrew Holmes episodes and was super inspired. These are guys who have built pretty incredible businesses in a short period of time giving playbooks on how to be successful in real estate. All you have to do is follow the playbook. Thanks for providing such great content guys!
PREVIOUS PODCAST EPISODES
#49 - CREDIT REPAIR: HOW TO BOOST YOUR CREDIT TODAY WITH JOHANNA DIAZ
On this episode we talk all about Credit Rx and credit itself. Johanna goes in-depth about the early days of her company and how she made the transition from bank manager to business owner. We also talk about the best ways to establish credit, how to avoid damaging your credit even when going through a hardship, tips on how to improve your credit and how her company has been able to help thousands of people in the last few years and much much more.
#48 - HOUSE FLIPPING, HOME INSPECTIONS & RUNNING A FAMILY BUSINESS WITH BAXTIE RODRIGUEZ
On this episode we talk about how real estate brokerages are changing from satellite offices to main offices that provide training, support, and a family like environment. Baxtie shares advice for new brokers on how to take their business to the next level and how she’s able to run a family business so well with her son and daughter.
#47 - HOW TO TAKE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH DAVID UBEDA
On this episode we talk about, how short sales are still a very common thing and how his company, Premier Cap Solutions, is able to process thousands of them a month. David also talks about starting MRDEU Global Media, where he consults small business owners attract more clients and help them reach that next level. He also shares with us why he decided to compete as a natural bodybuilder and how he was able to come in 2nd place.
LATEST VLOG EPISODE
BACK TO BACK CLOSINGS & HOW TO FUND REAL ESTATE DEALS 100% WITH NONE OF YOUR OWN MONEY | EP.5
On episode #5 of the vlog, we visit Tony Reyes at the grand opening of Walton Contractors' new office in Berwyn and we record phase #3 for the upcoming Show Me Your Flip Series with Boyan Salha and Robert Ablorh. We also record episode #33 of the Profits Over Wages Podcast with Rosario Terracciano and give you an inside look into our two newest acquisitions for Park Place Property Group - Matthew walks you through our funding structure and I give you a tour of both properties and our plan to rehab them.