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Mar 6, 2022

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, and Husband talks with the guest Ben Armstrong, Founder of BitBoy Crypto, High Throughput Productions, & HIT Network. He shares his mission/goal behind BitBoy Crypto (YouTube Channel) and how he created his wealth out of this channel. He also discusses some of the coins.

Episode Highlights

  • It's hard to see the payoff at the end of the day for being consistent. But that's hard work and consistency, it works across any industry. 
  • The government is always going to be in the background, where we don't have a true world of Crypto regulation.
  • It's been very humbling to see Bitcoin move in a direction that we didn't think it was going to move in.
  • Through BitBoy Crypto, our mission is to empower people to find financial freedom through crypto-assets.
  • Ben’s job is to keep the sentiment for crypto up to educate people on where crypto is heading in the long term, and to keep them as plugged into where the markets are today as possible.
  • We've shown multiple times our entire portfolio, everything that we own; we change stuff from time to time because we want to be super transparent.
  • Ben is most impressed with the project name ‘Sandbox’.
  • Brands are coming to ‘Sandbox’ and buying land and wanting to be involved.
  • Peter enquires, what are the standards that Ben always wants to check off to make sure it's a legit project? 
  • It's okay for an individual or investor to use a project for the short term to make some money to roll that money into a project you do believe in the long term.
  • We learned that when it comes to sponsored content it has to be a named team.
  • You can use a website called messari.io and look at the portfolios of a lot of these big companies.
  • If you are investing in any project, you have to create your vacuum of research.
  • Peter enquires that in 2018 Ben built some wealth because the market was crashing so if a similar thing is happening now, or if there is a different strategy?
  • Ben started this channel because he wants to educate people on Crypto and wants to educate people on the opportunity that he missed so nobody else misses it. 
  • If you want to get more involved in Crypto, there's way more upside to doing that, than to throwing money into walking away and not getting invested.
  • Hard work, perseverance, consistency, picking the right direction, and having someone that believes in you, are all the things that led to the recipe that got Ben to where he is right now.
  • Ben’s risk-reward ratio has played out. The risk was huge, and the reward was huge.
  • There may be a time when you do have to go get a job or you do have to change what you're doing. 
  • It's so important to have people around you that hold you to high standards, that build you up, that force you to not be hungry but want to live the best life possible.
  • Our channel has probably made more millionaires than possibly any other channel in the history of YouTube.
  • A lot of sources of conflict on social media come down to people having vastly different ages, and you feel like you're talking to an equal.
  • The lesson of November 2021 is, we're not guaranteed $100,000, and we’re not guaranteed to have a blow-off top.
  • 24 to 27 would be a place where we would be looking to move a lot of our stable coins back into Crypto.
  • Ben shares a little bit about his routine and his mentality on how he kind of manages everything throughout the week.
  • There are a lot of people in Crypto that make a lot of money, and now they're just low on motivation because they have enough money to retire.
  • If you want to scale and want to continue, you have to figure out a higher goal. 
  • We call ourselves a family channel; we don't cuss on the channel. 
  • We got to figure out where we're going to be in this new world. It doesn't have to be in Crypto, it could be NFTs.
  • Metaverse itself is going to be bigger than Crypto as an area, as a niche, and as an industry. Even though it's based on BlockChain and Decentralized Crypto.

Three Key Points

  1. If you are on a very limited budget, and you are trying to have a small portfolio to grow into something where you can truly change your life, you have to do it yourself. You have to grow up, figure out the things that you look for, and create something. You may fail, and you may come up with some different criteria. You have to look at those as expensive lessons on the smaller levels; this is what keeps you from doing stupid stuff when the money is big.
  2. Ben shares – he did not build a lot of wealth in 2018. When people hear his story, they seem to assume a couple of things. In 2018, he laid the foundation because he understood that, this was the future and he realized the way to make money in an industry is to get involved in the industry. It's a story of believing in Crypto and Online Entrepreneurship that brought him to where he’s today.
  3. You have to figure out where you think you may be. You got to find out what you're passionate about, find something that aligns with that then go deep in it, and make a lifelong commitment that that's what you're going to pursue. You may get sidetracked, you may have to go work at McDonald's when the price of Bitcoin is down, do what you have to do to survive, but always keep that long-term vision and passion in perspective.

Tweetable Quotes

  • “Pay your taxes, do the government asset, because there's nothing worse than building up a fortune, trying to hide it from the government and then losing it all later.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “If I was not a person that made educational content on YouTube for Crypto, then I would probably be taking vacations right now.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “I weigh out the thoughts and feelings of my audience, a lot more than I do about my concern when it comes to the Bitcoin.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “Any platform out there that's going to have a rush of users is going to have some issues.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “Bloktopia is got a lot of potentials, but it's still got to be realized.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “Sandbox is one that I look at and say even if the market does go down, this one still going to have potential to rise.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “One thing that people do not understand is the vast majority of these rugs pull scams, the pure pumping dumps.” - Ben Armstrong
  • “If the people that invested in the entities would have done a little bit of research, they would have realized the guy's a scammer.” – Peter Voogd
  • “You need to be educated; you need to learn what this is about, not just make decisions based on numbers.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “I didn't have a lot of money. I didn't have $100,000 put into Bitcoin in 2018.” – Ben Armstrong 
  • “It has a time bias the longer you're in, the better chance you're going to have to do well.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “I started bringing revenue through the channel, then that is where a lot of the gains came in.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “I did have the money back in 2012 to put $100,000 into Bitcoin, but I didn't believe in it at that point.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “Not everyone has a wife that supports as I have or as supportive as I have, she is truly incredible.” - Ben Armstrong
  • “I think my level of risk was gigantic. The vast majority of people would not sell their house to start a YouTube Channel.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “There is no industry out there to tougher to be at the top app in Crypto.” – Ben Armstrong 
  • “There's a channel bigger than us now in another country, but we have the biggest social media following by a longshot.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “A lot of times people judge me by my face on a thumbnail.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “Haters do a much better job of being uniformed in response than the good people.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “You'll never meet a successful hater when someone hates something is bugging them or something is wrong with their reflection.” – Peter Voogd
  • “I'm monitoring the price of Bitcoin right now and trying to figure out to the best of my ability.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “If we get to 46k and then come back down, then we're probably not making all-time highs.” – Ben Armstrong
  • “I don't think money changes people; it makes you more of what you already are.” – Ben Armstrong

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Feb 22, 2022

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, and Founder of the prestigious ‘Game Changers Academy’ discuss with Sean Cannell about productivity tips to help achieve more as a YouTube creator with less stress while giving a game plan to finish this year strong and build massive momentum going into 2022. At the end of the episode, they’re going to have tactical and actionable steps that people can use to grow their YouTube channel and business.

Episode Highlights

  • There's so much content coming online every second, that people overload and are overwhelmed, and when you're overwhelmed as an entrepreneur, you subconsciously seek distraction. 
  • People are so obsessed with consuming and learning that they forget they have to execute. 
  • Instead of reading 100 books, why don't you just read a couple then master those and execute them and start your own business or write your book?
  • Are you creating more than you're consuming?
  • Feeling smarter and being smarter and creating something is different.
  • Why are you studying email marketing if you need to get your health in order? 
  • If you don't have clarity, and you're overwhelmed, your problems are going to be there when you come back; it's going to be worse. 
  • What is the silent killer that is killing most people's dreams? Their YouTube channels, their businesses?
  • Almost everyone who chooses the easy decision has a rough life later. 
  • The 5% are at the upper level of success right now they are having success in their business and life, they're doing what they should not what they feel.
  • The two scariest things in life right now, especially going into next year is momentum or lack of it.
  • If they were to crush the last six weeks, it's first understanding what are the interruptions those have killed your momentum in the past and then creating a plan to interrupt those interruptions.
  • If you don't have a plan to interrupt your interruptions, your plans will always be interrupted.
  • You have to dig deep from your past or think about why you want to succeed and make these five results happen.
  • Once you have the reasons down then you figure out what's the one area that if we Master, and read about, we'll make all of these possible.
  • The number one reason people procrastinate is they don't sell themselves on what they're doing.
  • If you want to be successful, you have to think and act like people that are already at your level. 
  • Six months to six figures is a book that helps you figure out your strengths, unique abilities, figure out exactly what industry to get in that allows you to flourish.

Three Key Points

  1. The biggest problem is people trick themselves into thinking they need more information when they need to execute the right information that's relevant to their business and their goals.
  2. The only way to grow your confidence and business is to choose growth at the moment to choose the tough decision versus the easy decision to think about that my decision now might be tough, but it will pay me dividends later.
  3. People just need to sell themselves on their goals and on what's most important to them. Then when they commit to it and they give themselves a little bit of a reward system that's when it gets easy to execute.

Tweetable Quotes

  • “You could go to the store, get a book order on Amazon, that's great. But executing what's in the book and seeing a result is the hard part.” – Peter Voogd
  • “People that are outcome-focused produce results like nobody else.” – Peter Voogd
  • “If you learn a ton without executing, I feel like it just dilutes the progress.” – Peter Voogd
  • “That was a year where II lowered the time, I spent consuming and I just focused on producing and it was the best year of my life.” – Peter Voogd
  • “I was choosing the easy decisions when I was 22 or 23 and it caused me to go broke shocker.” – Peter Voogd
  • “Get addicted to the result and the feeling of completing things you don't like doing that is the best feeling ever.” – Peter Voogd
  • “When I'm creating content, one of the biggest interruptions I used to have been the internet.” – Peter Voogd
  • “So, write down your top five reasons that give you the juice because reasons come first and results second.” – Peter Voogd
  • “Say no to everything that doesn't allow you to reach those top five goals for the end of the year.” – Peter Voogd
  • “You could treat this whole season different and you'd end with a wholly different result.’ – Sean Cannell
  • “If you give me discipline, it'd be hard to not be distracted.” – Peter Voogd

Resources Mentioned

Feb 21, 2022

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, and Founder of the prestigious ‘Game Changers Academy’ shares a simple way to understand NFTs. He gives out some great points which we need to research before investing. He also explains how they sold out their first NFT project.

Episode Highlights

  • First, understand why you’re investing, and then it’s important to adapt and understand where the markets are going.
  • It's an understanding and an awareness of what's coming and how to decipher real value from hype.
  • The biggest key to succeeding in this industry is, understanding how to research projects so you don't get scammed.
  • Research the team/the founders who are involved, you should never invest in a project where the founders are anonymous.
  • The artwork has to be differentiated as to bring people in.
  • We should look for projects that give results right away.
  • Peter doesn't want to be involved with people that make that much money that doesn't want to improve society and get back to culture.
  • A lot of people value hype and quantity over quality. We want to value quality over quantity.
  • What is longevity look like? What is their plan to make sure the holders consistently get value delivered, and the value of the NFT goes up?
  • We should keep in mind while we’re looking at projects, is there a roadmap that's proven that's consistent that shows that the holders will consistently get value.
  • When you see a project organically growing delivering consistent value with a little bit of hype and excitement, then that's something you might want to get invested in.
  • Only take opinions from people who you would trade places with who have similar results that you have.
  • Don't trade based on emotion or FOMO trade based on due diligence, preparation, understanding, and awareness.

Three Key Points

  1. We should be finding projects that have both utility and value attached.
  2. The reason why 90 plus percent fail is that there is a lot of hype, a lot of promises, hidden owners, and no real-world value.
  3. Peter shares simple five things on how they sold out their first NFT project - 1. The right people were involved. 2. They had artwork that was unique and differentiated. 3. They had real-world utility and value right away. 4. The collective intelligence of their holders. 5. Massive give back.

Tweetable Quotes

  • “A lot of people right now are losing money in the NFT space but a lot of people are crushing it as well.” – Peter Voogd
  • “Now the best way I've learned to understand and I can describe it to you is its digital art with value attached.” - Peter Voogd
  • “I knew everything will be NFT's in the next five or 10 years.” – Peter Voogd
  • “I would never personally invest in a project where you don't know the owners.” – Peter Voogd
  • “Projects that have promised, hopes and dreams for, later on, I don't like investing in them because it's easy to promise it's hard to deliver real results.” – Peter Voogd
  • “I just personally don't want to invest in a project doesn't have given back.” – Peter Voogd
  • “I think too many people focus so much on hype, and I think sometimes the more hype in a project, the less real-world value it has.” – Peter Voogd
  • “You got to be careful and understand just because a celebrity promotes it, that doesn't mean anything.” - Peter Voogd

Resources Mentioned

Jan 30, 2022

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, host Peter Voogd, an Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, and Husband talks with Brad Lea about how to be successful you need to get around the right people.

Episode Highlights: 

  • The first thing Peter tells everyone is that you got to understand who you are and who you're not and get around the right people that are already at that level.
  • Peter found a way to reach out to people; he would reach out to people every day.
  • It pisses Peter off that he was in school, for 15 to 20,000 hours in his life and he came out of school broke, knowing nothing.
  • Everyone should have their own business and try to work it, thinks Brad Lea.
  • Brad states that there are always people out there with excuses.
  • If you can't figure out how to make six figures, you got to look in the mirror and realize you're missing something, mentions Brad.
  • Sometimes Brad questions himself thinking that if he is an idiot because he didn't graduate high school.
  • Brad wants to be in meetings with these extremely powerful people to know the inside plan.

3 Key Points:

  • To get around the right people Peter made a target list of his growth friends, his maintenance friends who were pulling him back and a list of people who were doing things that he wanted to do in his company at the time.
  • Peter realized the first thing most people ask for successful people is their time, and at the same time, the number one thing people value when they're successful is their time.
  • People need to realize that when the economy is down money doesn't disappear. Instead, there's more money than ever, because the money just transfers hands.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “My professors never ran businesses, so I dropped out.” - Peter Voogd
  • “Put your money where your mouth is.” - Brad Lea
  • “They don't teach anything that has to do with the real world.” - Brad Lea
  • “I like the people that share tactics and make people think and are polarizing.” - Peter Voogd
  • “When there was a recession, in a way I thought there was no money to be made.” - Peter Voogd
  • “There are a lot of weird things that make zero sense in this society.” - Peter Voogd
  • “Why would the people with the shot get affected if the shot worked?” - Brad Lea
  • “Making a million from your phone is the ultimate hack.” - Peter Voogd

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Jan 30, 2022

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, host Peter Voogd, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, and Founder of the prestigious ‘Game Changers Academy’ talks with guest Mr. Michael J. Saylor, CEO of The Business Analytic Software for MicroStrategy. He is deep-diving into Bitcoin, sharing facts, and strategies to buy it. Michael is talking about it from a political, social, economic, and legal standpoint.

Episode Highlights

  • Michael says, when you evaluate economics, you have to be able to think from first principles, what does currency mean? What is a bond/stock/property? How do you value property/stock/ bond/currency? 
  • When you think about inflation, you realize there isn't one inflation rate; a million inflation rates are changing everywhere all the time for every product.
  • Peter enquires why don't more people think for themselves and try to get the first principle.
  • If you had the right teachers, and they poked you the right way, then that's helpful. So not everyone has the benefits of the best education.
  • If we simply just wiped the deck clean you could be anywhere and do anything you wanted. That would allow you to move very aggressively. 
  • We need more independent thinkers to push this culture forward.
  • We need to find a Crypto Asset that looks like gold on a big tech network that you can move at the speed of light.
  • If you look at the experience of Bitcoin from 2018 to 2020, the entire asset class hardens institutionalize and stabilize. It was pretty clear that Bitcoin was going to be the dominant winner proof of work, not Bitcoin cash, and not Bitcoin Satoshi vision. 
  • It's challenging to develop the gold or generate yield on gold. 
  • They're all forms of property but they're all 20th-century property that's expensive to maintain, slow to move, and hard to develop.
  • Bitcoins are a 21st-century property, we can move to the speed of light. 
  • If you want 8 billion people to do business with each other and 100 million companies at the speed of light with no friction across 20 or 30 or 40 billion mobile devices across every political domain. 
  • Bitcoin fixes everything because it's pure energy. 
  • A lot of times people that are promoting gold own gold miners. 
  • If you move too fast, you generate sparks and friction. 
  • If we fixed all this tomorrow Bitcoin would be trading at $10 million a coin and you wouldn't be able to afford it as it is right now.
  • Peter says you're still not sure if it takes you 30 years to notice something which is a dominant network, and then your career is over.
  • Michael has been pleasantly surprised by the support coming from regulators and politicians.
  • The one thing that's certain in the crypto sphere is Bitcoin is digital property. It's not security, and it’s okay to own it. 
  • The debate was, is it a currency or is it an asset, and so, people have established it is an asset it's not a currency. 
  • The world is waiting for clarity from the regulators on what is the security, and what is property, says Michael
  • The Safe Harbor is a digital property on the Bitcoin network as a store of value.
  • If you're an individual, you can't carry more than $50,000 worth of capital outside of China, it's a capital control thing.
  • It'll be a problem to own Bitcoin in a country where you have no property rights; you're not allowed to own any property.
  • When you understand it as property then you figure out what kind of property you want to own, what jurisdiction you're in, then you can kind of figure it out.
  • If you're a saver, and you have pesos, convert them to dollars, that's a stronger asset and if you have dollars, convert that to Bitcoin, that's a stronger asset
  • If your choice is starved to death, or own something in the gray market or the black market, you've got to do the right thing for your family.
  • Some are trying to crack down on Bitcoin mining was a scare but Bitcoins come back roaring better than ever.
  • Peter asks, what is that strategy of borrowing against the assets?
  • Michael points out, as long as the appreciation rate is greater than your expense ratio, you can borrow forever.
  • You need an asset that's going to appreciate, what will appreciate scarce desirable assets.
  • There is competition and Bitcoin banks are coming online, there'll be more competition. 
  • If Bitcoins go up 100% a year it cost you 5% to borrow the money. Borrow $1,000,000 of 5%, loan it out to Bitcoin for 100% scrape the 95% arbitrage you make $950,000 a year off of a million-dollar loan.
  • You should raise capital as cheaply as you can and invest in a business that's growing that is going to appreciate.
  • Peter says when I first watched that it did open my eyes to a different way to build wealth, and I feel like that's the right way in this new economy.
  • The opportunity would be different if the money supply was inflating at 0% a year and the interest rate was 6%.
  • When the rates go low, and when the money supply expands faster in an inflationary environment, it's very important.
  • You would get a 200% return if all you did was borrow a million pesos and buy dollars because the peso went from one to the dollar to 200 to the dollar. So, if you understand that frame of reference, then you realize that certain things make a lot more sense.
  • How do you think we could best deliver that to include people in the process?
  • Michael mentions a lot of education is to be done. One thing you can do is you can create specific education for certain constituencies.
  • Bitcoin uses real energy and real technology because that gives it thermodynamics substance and political substance in the real world.
  • Bitcoin turns out to use maybe $4 or $5 billion worth of energy a year to create something that's got a $1.1 trillion value. 
  • If you look at Bitcoin, you say that we can upgrade analog energy to digital energy.
  • You need to keep the proof of work on energy to be politically and thermodynamically sound and unique.
  • What is the most efficient strategy to convert payroll for a large company into paying them in Bitcoin? 
  • If I paid you in Bitcoin that I had acquired a year earlier, I would have capital gains tax on it. So, I would be accelerating the tax bill. But if I pay you in US dollars, there's no tax bill.
  • As the governments expand the currency supply, there is inflation. 
  • If you have a billion dollars of Bitcoin, you can move down at the speed of light anywhere in cyberspace. 
  • Peter asks, is there anything you can share what you predict the end of year Bitcoin and then two-year Bitcoin and maybe 10 or 15 years down the road?
  • Michael says, it flips gold, and then it replaces real estate, and eventually there's no reason why it can't become a multi 100 trillion-dollar asset.
  • Bitcoins are going to appreciate because of a. inflation, b. adaption, c. utility, and d. productivity. And by that he means in your frame of reference, states Michael.
  • If you want to get rich and stay rich, you have to own high-quality property forever.

Three Key Points

  1. You need to think from the first principle; it is that philosophy that has allowed you to understand Bitcoin when you first started consuming that and studying it.
  2. Bitcoins are digital energy; it's the basis of 21st-century civilization. You just got to think hard about it and once you start thinking hard about it what you realize is, that this is just the profound opportunity of the century.
  3. The first thing you want is a scarce desirable asset. The second thing you want is a bit of monetary inflation. The third thing you want is a low-interest rate, and the fourth thing you want is a bank that you trust.

Tweetable Quotes

  • “People need to adapt to conceptualize that idea first principle because that was eye-opening to me.’ – Peter Voogd
  • “I think that the United States traditionally has encouraged more independent thinking than certain other cultures around the world.” – Michael J. Saylor
  • “You're oscillating; you're vibrating at different frequencies. Right and that way there's some balance to the way that society adjust to new ideas.” – Michael J. Saylor
  • “I think the war on COVID was accompanied by a war on the currency.” – Michael J. Saylor
  • “The goals were $10 trillion. And if I take a billion dollars and I buy gold, I have a 30,000-pound lump of gold sitting in a vault in the basement of JP Morgan in New York City.” – Michael J. Saylor
  • “I can take 1000 room hotel I can decompose it into 1000 virtual rooms.” - Michael J. Saylor
  • “I can use Bitcoin over the Lightning Network to provide Cyber Security to everybody on Twitter and Facebook and WhatsApp and YouTube.” – Michael J. Saylor
  • “I can't find a single person that it's that supports gold that has more than 50% of their portfolio invested in it.” – Michael J. Saylor
  • “You don't want everybody to move too fast, right because Bitcoins going up 170% a year for a decade.” – Michael J. Saylor
  • “If everybody understood it, you wouldn't have any opportunity.” – Peter Voogd
  • “If I had a million dollars in Argentina, I couldn't just wire it out of the country tomorrow.” – Michael J. Saylor
  • “If it's illegal to own Bitcoin in a country, but it's legal to own the dollar and I'm holding the Bolivar I'm swapping to the dollar right.” – Michael J. Saylor
  • “What's the worst thing? China crackdown on Bitcoin mining. What was the result? Hundreds of billions of dollars of capital flow to the US and Bitcoin became embraced by the Western world.” - Michael J. Saylor
  • “Find long term loans at low rates, invest in something intelligent and wait, why to wait, this is the basic principle of all businesses everywhere.”- Michael J. Saylor
  • “If you have all these books, and they're written in English, and then you go to Brazil, and they're not in Portuguese, right, you're not going to reach a lot of the people.’ – Michael J. Saylor
  • “If you're going to stop the burning of oil or coal, then 99.9% of all of that energy usage is something other than Bitcoin.’ - Michael J. Saylor
  • “When you have excess cash flows or Treasury balances, you immediately sweep that into a treasury asset and convert it to Bitcoin.” - Michael J. Saylor
  • “If you have a billion-dollar building in New York, you can't move it. If you have a billion-dollar company, you can't move the either.’ - Michael J. Saylor
  • “I expect it to go up by a factor of 100 to 200 or more.” - Michael J. Saylor
  • “It's an appreciating asset. That will be progressively less volatile, progressively slower growth, but it'll be high growth an entire decade.” - Michael J. Saylor

Resources Mentioned

Jan 24, 2022

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, host Peter Voogd, Founder of the prestigious ‘Game Changers Academy’ talks with guest Mr. Michael Franzese, one of the only high ranking officials of a major crime family to walk away publicly from the mob and survive. Peter dives deep into Michael’s life, who he was, and how he is an inspiration to a lot of young entrepreneurs, young CEOs, businessmen and women.

Episode Highlights: 

  • At one point, Michael was making 6 to 8 million per week, which a lot of people can't get over that, reveals Peter. In 1986, Forbes magazine ranked him as number 18, on the list of the 50 most wealthy and powerful mob bosses.
  • Michael says he was very driven when he was 22 or 23 years old. Not so much to have the greatest of everything but just to be able to survive and have money and do what he wants.
  • Michael reveals that his dad was a very high profile figure and he was convicted of a crime that he never did. He was allegedly masterminded a series of nationwide bank robberies, and it was a frame up.
  • What was it that drove you to become one of the most powerful people in that life at that time? Asks Peter.
  • Peter asks what was it that made someone gain Michael’s respect back when he was 35 or 36?
  • If you ever had a challenge of confrontation with John, you had to know that he would never settle for anyone thinking that he lost an argument.
  • Michael states that even though his father was a famous personality, and had a lot of respect, it didn't matter. Michael was at the same level as any other guy.
  • There were times when Michael would give in a little bit, but not to a point where he had to compromise his position.
  • Peter enquires, is there any tactics that Michael can give on how to be successful at a young age?
  • Kevin Eastman says one of the best things he ever learned that he teaches athletes is big eyes, big ears, and small mouth.
  • Michael gives some of his insights, and tactics in terms of negotiation. He says we are negotiating every day in our life about something.
  • I gained a lot of experience in these negotiations and I never lost my pool, says Michael.
  • Michael says a lot of things that they did were as a result of their political connections as far as law enforcement. He had political connections to get them otherwise he couldn't get licensed.
  • We were bringing in at one point time $6 to $8 million a week in tax money and it just grew. We ran an operation for over seven year.
  • Michael tells that he was the youngest guy at one point in time and now he’s the oldest guy but we shouldn't be worried about that.
  • A lot of young people today are soft; they don't know what it is to come up the hard way. They don't know what it is to really work hard and value.
  • Michael feels so blessed right now that to change anything that went I would say I'm snubbing my nose at the blessings that I have because I'm comfortable in my life.
  • Peter questions, is there any strategies or tools you've used to help people acquire emotional intelligence to not be triggered by one newscast or by one statement?
  • One of the most attractive qualities that I find in people is humility, especially with people who have power, money, and control and they are being humble.
  • Networking really changed my life as well being from a small town, says Peter.
  • Peter asks Michael, did you never have fear because of how you were brought up.
  • There was an article that came out in the newspaper that said that I was becoming powerful enough to bring away from the Colombo family and start my own family.
  • In any organization, when you have a number of people working under you, you got to know how to manage them properly.
  • Peter asks Michael about his favorite and most accurate movie?
  • I think a lot of people are going to be watching Gaudi or Casino or Villas after this, says Peter.
  • Peter mentions that there were some interviews where it was straight mob stuff, but in his head he thinks why he didn’t ask questions that could actually inspire the audience.
  • By writing the book Michael just wants to make people aware of what's going on, so that they understand and they make up their minds in the voting booths the right way.
  • Peter thinks that right now, in the current landscape, the world needs more people like Michael.

3 Key Points:

  1. Michael says if you're not a risk taker in life, you're not going anywhere. But you should be taking calculated risks. When you figure things out, and you know you’re going to take a calculated risk, the chance of your success is good.
  2. One thing that Michael is really focusing on helping young entrepreneurs with is the auto negotiation. He learned the ability to negotiate early on, and it's something that he shares quite a bit with people. When you keep your mouth shut, and you listen until the appropriate time, then talk, it's a powerful tool.
  3. I believe that young people today, especially the young men, they should all serve in the military. So many of them have become so soft, and softness is not good for society. Maybe the military will toughen them up, show them what it means to be disciplined to respect authority to accept authority. You can't accept authority in life; you're not going to have a good life.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Today is the he's the only man right now on that list that's not currently deceased, or in jail.” - Peter Voogd
  • “It was just something inside of me, I saw it, it clicked, and I said let's go for it.” - Michael Franzese
  • “I love my dad respected him very much, went all out to please him as often as I could.” - Michael Franzese
  • “It wasn't about proving me because I was my father's son. It was just about being successful.” - Michael Franzese
  • “If there was one guy that I would say he's the model guy, it would be, Castello. - Michael Franzese
  • “What can you share with young entrepreneurs that are doing well, at a young age?” - Peter Voogd
  • “So staying mentally unshakeable, that is a decision you have to make.” - Peter Voogd
  • “In a legitimate world, I just draw my own line.” - Michael Franzese
  • “There's a lot that goes into having that confidence in yourself to make you move forward.” - Michael Franzese
  • “Again, going back to my former life, you weren't allowed to lose your composure.” - Michael Franzese
  • “Talk about what that scheme was, how it came about, and how it ended.” - Peter Voogd
  • “Are there any lessons that you learned that could help businesses legally from that operation?” - Peter Voogd
  • “I am so frustrated and disappointed with the way our government is managing the economy at this point in time.” - Michael Franzese
  • “Keeping your composure I think is such a powerful key that you all should understand.” - Peter Voogd
  • “Because when you're humble you really know yourself.” - Michael Franzese
  • “Networking has been a powerful tool in my life.” - Michael Franzese
  • “Valuing your goals and what you want over the fear is a huge tip right there.” - Peter Voogd
  • “For the last 25 years it's been all about encouragement to me, sharing my experience in a way that could have a positive impact on people.” - Michael Franzese
  • “People have massive respect for you.” - Peter Voogd

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Jan 10, 2022

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author and Husband interviews Zuby. They discuss why COVID is hyped so much when there are other diseases that kill more people, globally every year. All of this has happened over a virus with a 99.9% plus survival rate for most of the population.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter says that cancer, heart disease, suicide, mosquitoes and smoking, these things kill more people than the COVID but none of those are talking about.
  • Zuby asks why people are getting backlash for supporting concepts like freedom, basic medical autonomy and the ability for adults to make their own decisions.
  • Peter questions that why is there no talk about not eating fast food, or not smoking, or protecting your own system, or working out or going to the gym because that should be talked about at least a little bit.
  • Zuby mentions that if you're really infringing upon people's rights, and you're claiming you're doing it in the name of public safety, than anyone who opposes you or criticises you in any way, you can make them look psychotic.
  • The guest reminds people that all this is over a virus that has a 99.9% plus the survival rate in the majority of the population that puts it in the perspective.”
  • A significant chunk of population has been programmed to fear another human being smiling with their face uncovered, breathing fresh oxygen and that is disturbing, says Zuby.
  • We haven't massively evolved over the past 100 years where all the bad stuff that happens even adjusted the 20th century, we're totally over that.

 

3 Key Points:

  • Zuby says that there's literally been a mass brainwashing which has taken place, where you've converted a certain percentage of the population, who are now openly pushing for very authoritarian, notions and policies and there's been this inversion, where your health is your responsibility. When you're a child, maybe it's your parents, but if you are an adult, your health is your responsibility.

  • If you got sick in 2018, the notion that you would like, blame that on everybody else, that would be absurd, or the notion that you're going to go around acting like, when you're not sick or treating other people as if they are sick, you have no reason to believe that there's everything has been inverted.

  • Zuby states that every single Mr. Leader now, Biden, Trudeau Ardern, Boris Johnson, Macron, all of them, now have power that they never previously did and what happens when they get that. We've suddenly got a whole bunch of mini dictators. All of a sudden, you can't even tell the difference between some of these leaders and people who previously were calling authoritarians, fascists and dictators.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Everyone's still moved in fear of when mosquitoes kill more people. Why aren’t people talking about mosquito spray?” - Peter Voogd

  • “It says a lot about the human psychology which is the notion of a transmissible disease that transfers from person to person” – Zuby

  • “It was always healthy into innocent until proven guilty. Now, it's guilty until proven innocent, it's sick until proven guilty.” – Zuby

  • “So I would like to assume the masses have, like are somewhat intelligent.” - Peter Voogd

  • “Just explain this like has anyone ever lost a friend because they didn't take a flu shot?” - Zuby

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Nov 5, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author and Husband talks about the ways to raise your standards in every area of life and business. He stresses on continuing to sharpen your perspective till you feel you're reaching some of your potential and your vision. Peter says, once your vision starts to unveil itself, you will not believe how happy and fulfilled you are and he thinks that's the ultimate goal.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter says if you base everything off your past, that exercise doesn’t work. You have to base it off to things like what's possible and what’s your potential.
  • Anyone can read a few people can take what they read and execute it and actually put it into their vision and their life. So that's why it's more valuable than just reading, says Peter.
  • Peter points out that once you have strong enough reasons, when you know why, the how reveals itself; if it's not revealing itself to you yet, you haven't wrote down your reasons.
  • You need to ensure that you’re only reading and consuming things that you feel are best for your knowledge based on what you want, mentions Peter.
  • Peter highlights that you got to have a good circle of friends, cut off anyone that's toxic, or fix it, or explain the vision right.
  • The key is to stop tolerating things you shouldn't be tolerating and life's going to revolve around the standards that you set for yourself.

3 Key Points:

  • If you love and respect money, it doesn't make you selfish, it makes you intelligent because if you look around, the more money you have, the more freedom you have, the more leverage you have, the more you can do, the nicer places you can eat, so it's more convenient.
  • You need to have an ideal vision, have your values, have your top five results that you want to accomplish in the next six months and your top 10 most compelling and fulfilling reasons of why you want to do what you do.
  • Whoever has the strongest reasons usually becomes the most successful. Once you have your compelling reasons, then it's just what's the number one skill that I need to start thinking about mastering or studying, or learning or reading about and then it's focusing on mastery, versus overload, stop reading random things or stop taking random acts of action.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Once you have your ideal vision, then it's your values - what is most important to you in your life.” - Peter Voogd
  • “But in reality, I needed to put money as a priority because I was dead broke.” - Peter Voogd
  • “When you become outcome focused, you get results like nobody else does.” - Peter Voogd
  • “Just because someone else makes $50 million, doesn't mean you can't.” - Peter Voogd
  • “What I did is I wrote down 50 reasons why I wanted to be successful.” - Peter Voogd
  • “People that have growth mindsets love to be called out but people having insecurity hate to be called out.” - Peter Voogd
  • “People that watch the news that are fear based, they love spreading fear.” - Peter Voogd

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Oct 25, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author and Husband talks about how to think like a Millionaire CEO. He shares his views in terms of understanding the business and ways to realize the likelihood of marketplace. Peter discusses the various mistakes people make in creating their business without leverage or scale.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter says that people don't think things through and then eventually get burned-out trying to prospect who has been there while creating the business.
  • He mentions that the first programme he created was the NFL which was an actual programme to help the NFL Players manage money.
  • Peter states that there are a lot of people that have millions of followers, but they don't really have any loyal followers that actually buy from them.
  • He talks about, “How do you get more raving fans?” According to Peter, it's better to have 500 raving fans that are loyal, that love what you do that buy everything you have, then have 50,000 followers that just kind of follow.
  • Peter points out that the first step to build a brand is to know your role and what topic or skill you want to master. You got to figure out what skill do you want to dominate and really be known for it.

3 Key Points:

  • As per Peter, the number one mistake people make is trying to sell themselves in their expertise more than the solution or outcome to the prospect from a desire. This is the single reason why 18, 19 and 20 years old multimillionaires get broke than 15 or 16 year olds that have more experience than the kid.
  • The new way to market in order to make a lot of money, without a tonne of experience is to master a specific craft and then focus purely on the solution and outcome that your customer wants. Don’t get hung-up on “I don't have enough experience”. Peter thinks that the worst thing you can do right now in the marketplace is be just another worst.
  • If you get someone to result in your marketing, in your value before you even ask them for anything, the likelihood of them buying is 10x plus. A lot of people's free content is not creating raving fans because they’re not actually giving real values.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “So having the right hire when you get to a certain level; it's not how can I do this, it's who can do this for me, who can help me do this and be a part, right? Keep that in mind.” - Peter Voogd
  • “But let me solve your problem, I'll show you how. I'll even do it for free for 30 days, I will solve your problem that you need leads on Instagram, I'll do it for free, if I get results hire me.” - Peter Voogd
  • “Right now, it's like everybody wants to be an entrepreneur because it's the most intelligent thing to do.” - Peter Voogd
  • “It's easier to sell a $50,000 Rolex to the right customer than a $50 watch to the wrong customer.” - Peter Voogd
  • “The sin is starting a second business when the first business isn't fully systemized and automated, that's a failure.” - Peter Voogd

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Oct 15, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author and Husband shares how to connect with the right people to help you get rich!

Main Points

2:17 Stephen's story
8:43 What Stephen's trigger was that made him push his ambition
12:32 Things don't happen, you make them happen
13:19 Embrace failure
15:56 Enthusiasm is a secret weapon
16:54 How to overcome the feeling of not knowing what to do
20:03 Where to start and some side hustle examples
29:50 Mindset shifts to go from employee to entrepreneur

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Oct 9, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author and Husband shares a couple of simple tips that will help you, not just make more money, but do it in a strategic way where it adds value to your life, adds peace of mind to your life and you have more flexibility and freedom. He says if you follow these tips then you will not only live a financially successful life but also a fulfilling life with massive peace of mind.

Episode Highlights: 

  • According to Peter Voogd it’s a myth in people’s mind that if you have more money then you’ll have more problems instead it’s more money, more peace of mind.
  • Peter Voogd says that, distance yourself from other people's successes and stop comparing yourself to others unless you're just using it as motivation.
  • He states that if you want to be a successful Entrepreneur / CEO, you have to understand that your job is to focus on a your strengths, which is whatever you do with the least amount of effort that you're most excited about and doing things that produce growth.
  • Peter points out that when you start making money, it is important that you invest the money back into things that make your money work for you.
  • “It's not even worth millions of dollars living stressed and frustrated.” Says Peter.

3 Key Points:

  • Peter mentions that it is important to understand that you can make a lot of money and have peace of mind, happiness, excitement and fulfilment, unlike most people. He gives out five keys to really mastering income and peace of mind while building a world class life you're proud of.
  • Stop comparing yourself just because someone else makes 10 million, doesn't mean you have to make 10 million right now. So, comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, setting goals and beating personal bests and getting rid of any external expectations, is such a crucial part of happiness.
  • As per Peter, when there's something new in your business or when there's some new idea, think in terms of delegation which means who you can get to do this, versus how to do this because if you're trying to do everything, you'll be mediocre at all of it.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Just because someone else makes 10 million, doesn't mean you have to make 10 million right now.” - Peter Voogd
  • “So, number one, I think, is being in your own world and not comparing yourself. Comparison is the thief of joy in the cause of most misery.” - Peter Voogd
  • “People who are outcome and result focused produce results like nobody else.” - Peter Voogd
  • “Lastly, understand how to make your money work for you and manage your money.” - Peter Voogd
  • “Don't get good at 20 things, get good at one or two things and find people that are amazing at the things you aren't good at.” - Peter Voogd

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Oct 1, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author and Husband shares his views on having ‘Clarity’ on what one wants or what you feel like you're, you're capable of in terms of business, entrepreneurship or family. According to him you got to knock down barriers once you get your ideal outcomes.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter Voogd says that most people don't have clarity on what they want and where they're going.
  • As per Peter, clarity comes not only from understanding who you are and what you want but also understanding what you're going to do to get what you want.
  • He states that if you connect with the best people, you invest in the best masterminds or academies, you invest in your mind yourself and you continue to better your best.
  • “I'm praying for you sharing anything I learned to continue to try to give you a roadmap to anything I've learned that has affected my mental state that's maybe helped me get some results.” Says Peter.

3 Key Points:

  • Peter mentions that clarity is the piece that most people miss when it comes to success fulfilment, happiness, money and peace of mind. A lot of people just omit 30% of the people making six figures, but they still weren't clear on exactly what they want.
  • Age and experience is irrelevant in terms of making money, it's all about the value to the marketplace and how to become more valuable and how to get out of your own way to get real limitations. The only limitation that stops you from your absolute ideal dream business and life is the stories you tell yourself from your past, your false beliefs about business, etc.
  • Peter suggests working on clarity, so that you have clarity. According to him most people go through life in all different directions, because of various distractions, people who really want to build a world class by getting clarity on exactly what they want, who they are, where they're going, and to help them speed up that process the fastest.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “So, to do an exercise where you got to fast forward a year, what is your ideal outcome, I mean to teach, how much money are you making?” - Peter Voogd
  • “You have to really figure out what stories you're telling yourself most least you have to wake up.” - Peter Voogd
  • “I will do all you can in your power to get some clarity in your life.” - Peter Voogd
  • “I'm going to keep sharing because that's my way of being and I would hope you would take action, and execute.” - Peter Voogd

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Sep 24, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author and Husband shares things you can do if you are in the zone ritual and how you can travel the world while growing your wealth. He also talks about remembering what he wants if he’s not in the zone and remembering that action creates motivation, not the other way around.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter Voogd says that action creates motivation; motivation happens when you actually act, your motive to act is where your motivation comes from.
  • He states that one of the reasons he can get zoned so quick is that he has amazing people in his circle that allow him to grow and allow him to almost feel bad if he’s not pushing himself.
  • Peter also reveals that he’s so focused on gratitude that he could never be frustrated because he’s focused on things he loves and things I cares about.

3 Key Points:

  • Peter shares that if you do these things then you are unstoppable because you are self-sufficient and you will not need someone else to get you in the zone. According to him you can listen to your favourite song, you can talk to a mentor, you can work out, you can focus on your goals, look at what you're grateful for and make a list of the three or four things that get you in the zone, so at the drop of a hat, you can get yourself back in beast mode.
  • He mentions that when you can get yourself in the zone anytime you need, that's when you become more valuable, and keep a good circle of friends that holds you to the highest standards.
  • Peter states that he so grateful for his friends because they allow him to think bigger to push himself to expand his limits to expand his capacity, and to reach for more.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Someone asked me, how do you stay so focused?” - Peter Voogd
  • “Motivation is not going to hit you on the couch.” - Peter Voogd
  • “Never feel bad for outgrowing people who had a chance to grow with you.” - Peter Voogd

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Sep 17, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author and Husband gives three great hacks on how to keep momentum on your side as the two scariest things in life are momentum or lack of momentum. In today’s episode, Peter suggests ways of building momentum, committing to your craft, focussing on mastering the process, thinking about the big picture, systemizing your growth, and getting in the zone.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter Voogd says that he has realised the two scariest things in life are momentum or lack of momentum.
  • He says when you have momentum on your side it's almost like you're working at a different frequency and so there's only three things that keep momentum on his side.
  • He ensures that he is always in the zone when he creates content or shoots videos or writes his book or when he creates motivational tracks for his mix tape.
  • Peter states that he doesn’t even have time for wasted conversation because he has his family and he is running a business, so he doesn’t have time for small talks as he has a big vision and mission.

3 Key Points:

  • Peter gives three unshakable keys to keeping momentum on your side because according to him when you don't have momentum on your side, nothing seems to work and when you have momentum on your side it's almost like you're superhuman, you're in a different state of mind and you're creating better results than you ever have.
  • When you execute these three things (Predetermine your outcome/ Systemize your growth/ Keep the big picture in mind), when you actually build momentum and build a sustainable business, you can afford the luxury of travelling and see your business growing.
  • According to Peter sometimes when you have a big vision, you'll represent the strength, courage, and ambition; you have to think about the big picture and the big picture will keep you focused on the little things that keep momentum on your side because when momentum is on your side, everything becomes so much more enjoyable and easier.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “I've been working 70-80 hours and of course, I'm asking for help, when I ask the Society for help, all they tell me is work harder.” - Peter Voogd
  • “My mistake was I got too cocky and I left too quickly without any systems or the right people in place, and I've seen more businesses crumble because of that.” - Peter Voogd
  • “So, make sure you're in the zone before you do work, you're way more effective.” - Peter Voogd
  • “And that forces me to face reality and grow when I know I'm not growing, if I have a bad week, I better not bring in another bad week so I can course correct.” - Peter Voogd

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Sep 10, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, Husband talks to Rudy about social media / online marketing and selling, how to drive traffic to a new website and also gives some tips on how to figure marketing angle out for the products. They discuss the strategic ways to how to just keep going in business and succeed.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter Voogd asks, “When did you realise that you had understood marketing, there's some entrepreneurs who have been around for 10 to 15 years and they still don't understand marketing.”
  • He further questions the guest - Rudy that about his first go-to method to drive traffic to a new website, so that they get enough pixel data to have decent sized audiences when they run ads.
  • The guest says that they do a lot of free live video content as they have a free Facebook group. They did a lot of free stuff earlier but they don't do too many opting guides and free courses anymore.
  • As per Rudy the common mistake most of us make is we like to talk a lot about our products and business.
  • Rudy answers to Shawn’s question, “I'm an online educational mentorship company, currently 700 members, and we offer a lucrative affiliate programme; what is the best way to 10-X our Company?”
  • Rudy reveals that he is managing different teams & divisions and giving strategic direction to those people. He has his team including systems, processes, operations, project and marketing managers, working towards his vision.
  • Peter thinks that the key aspect is that if you do go down the rabbit hole and you fail and you waste 30 grand, you're not sitting there sulking for a week, you're just going to get back to it, keep hustling.
  • Rudy finally states that, “If you get really good at strategy operations teams then data business will become much easier, much faster and you'll have quicker success.”

3 Key Points:

  • The guest - Rudy advises to try and go broader and then refine it over time in terms of driving traffic to a new website, so that you build-up enough pixel data.
  • He suggests that if you try to do more paid stuff, you will get a better quality lead, buyer and follow-on. If you want to do free stuff you reverse engineer it.
  • Rudy recommends hiring a mentor that can help figure out what to focus on each day or hire someone in your team who can help figure that out and if you can, you have to start doing, like, 80/20 list basically every day or every week or every month.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “It wasn't until I actually switched and became a marketer, that I started to really you know, that's when I hit a million dollars pretty quickly.” - Rudy
  • “How do you decide what content to give away for free and what to charge for?” - Peter Voogd
  • “So we do less free stuff now we do a lot of free live videos and content, but now we try and sell like $20, $30, $7, $9 and $50 courses and programmes and products because it might seem small $20 but that $20 buyer is wildly different so that free opt in.” – Rudy
  • “So, what about the person that comes to you and says, Rudy, it's hard to market to my people, it's hard to market to my target audience because they're old because they're this.” - Peter Voogd
  • “How do you figure out what to focus on each day, how you focus on getting work done versus putting out team fires and constantly have to be responsive versus just pass out things happen?” - Peter Voogd
  • I have a very unique ability of figuring out what that is in businesses so this time, most millionaires and billionaires are very good at knowing what to do and what not to do right and that's just as important.” – Rudy

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Sep 3, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, Husband gives some tips on how to be extremely efficient and do most of the stuff yourself at the beginning of your business venture and when you do that, you learn everything about the business, you can start bringing people on because they're so attached to your vision, but a lot of people will work for free for you. He also talks about his new book where he has answered some business queries for the listeners.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter Voogd gives his number one insight of making every single day a masterpiece, don’t wait for tomorrow, start tonight.
  • Peter answers to Katrina’s question, “What is the best way to hire and delegate when you're in the beginning stages of your business and financial resources are limited?”
  • As per him when you invest back in yourself, you start gaining more clarity on what business to start and what you want to do.
  • Peter offers a mentor programme, which is a paid monthly service and current enrolment is 650. He recommends ensuring to have your testimonials everywhere and leverage your testimonials.
  • He informs that with their programmes, they offer some discounts and sometimes webinars because they want to give back, but it's extremely hard to get into their academy.
  • Peter states, “If you want to become a millionaire, think and act like a millionaire now, move like a millionaire now and you'll get there quick.”

3 Key Points:

  • Peter informs that he has given answers to some of the financial/monetary queries in his new book, and he wants to share those with the listeners. He says that there're four things he would always invest his money in at all times, and this will never ever change, and it's in order.
  • He says whenever he has money he always invests back in his business. According to him, once you invest back on yourself and in your business, your money starts going-up.
  • Peter suggests that once you start making your money work for you then it's important every once in a while to invest in memorable experiences that allow you to see the world and travel because as per him it is always motivational and it'll give you more excitement taking your family on a memorable holiday.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “If you want to be a trainer, you're guaranteeing health, right! So, think about ways you can systemize your growth.” - Peter Voogd
  • “So if you're not as active as you could be, please get more active, simply for your energy and your dopamine, and your endorphins right they sparked their body every day, and this can be 10 minutes a yoga, it can be stretching every day they sparked a body.” - Peter Voogd
  • “If I got a large sum of money 70k, these are the four things I would spend it on.” - Peter Voogd
  • “I would take most of the rest of the money and invest in assets that make my money work, Land, Real Estate Investments, Multifamily Rentals Crypto.” - Peter Voogd
  • “And you can do some testing out, and then see which ones bring in more clients, and then the referral should take off from there.” - Peter Voogd
  • “So, we value the right people over making money.” - Peter Voogd
  • “If you change someone's life and you have their best interests in mind, they will be loyal to you but you have to have a genuine interest in helping them.” - Peter Voogd

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Aug 27, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, Husband and Father interviews Peter McCormack  the Gamechanger and talks about whether Bitcoin will RUIN or SAVE our World.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter Voogd asks Peter McCormack, “Can you share with people what's going on now Salvador with the legal tender. Can you kind of explain the last couple months of what's happening with Bitcoin in El Salvador and becoming legal tender and everything behind the scenes?”
  • Peter McCormack says that this is nationwide; every economic agent must accept Bitcoin.
  • He thinks that Bitcoin will continue to spread around the world because good money forces out bad money. As per him Bitcoin is the best form of money we've ever had.
  • “What is your mentality and thought process with all the fake news around Bitcoin?” asks Peter Voogd.
  • Peter McCormack reveals that he went from broke to being essentially a digital millionaire in terms of coining to nearly broke again to then just create a business and make sure it makes a solid income.
  • He informs that time is a depreciating asset that you have, you don't know if tomorrow is over, we've got 50 years or whatever happens, there is a limit to how much time you have.
  • Peter Voogd enquires from the guest that what kind of overall action people should take right now, as they watch this video over the next couple days, weeks, months and years.
  • Peter McCormack suggests making sure that Bitcoins value portfolio. Bitcoin doesn't just improve your wealth it teaches you about time preference, about looking after yourself and thinking of other people. He informs that it's changed his entire approach to life.

3 Key Points:

  • As per Peter McCormack the most important thing is that Bitcoin has continued to do what they do, which is focus on the protocol, focus on education and defend Bitcoin on all costs. When we talk about education as educating people why Bitcoin is so much more important than all these other coins is, educating people on how to use it as educated people on volatility, how to manage those aspects, they're all super important.
  • According to Peter McCormack Bitcoin has never changed as monetary policy, it is really hard to change. It is so for a reason because Bitcoin has to do a couple of things very well, it has to enforce its 21 million Bitcoin limit and it has to maintain the centralization, which enables censorship resistant money.
  • Peter McCormack recommends to anyone investing in Bitcoin that you have to play the long game. With this, you have to be thinking, multi-year, even decade or multi decade. The reason is Bitcoin is volatile in the short term and you can't create a new asset in this period.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Anyone investing in Bitcoin I say to them, you have to play the long game.” - Peter McCormack
  • “Some people just accept Bitcoin because it's a form of money and they just want to sell something and this is very, very early shoot.” - Peter McCormack
  • “Do the Bitcoiners behind the scenes have to continue working hard and really selling the politicians and President on Bitcoin, what you feel like has to happen, that we could possibly help with to just continue to support spread the word or what.” - Peter Voogd
  • “I don't think you need to push Bitcoin to people. People find Bitcoin, when they need it, whether that's you as an individual or a country.” - Peter McCormack
  • “I want to figure out, out of all the things you've studied and researched and learned, what things to gather you're like you know this is here to stay, what are a couple of the main things” - Peter Voogd
  • “If you need to just get rich and make money and you want to go and trade pool just remember like 90 95% of people lose money, there's very few who made money.” - Peter McCormack

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Aug 20, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, Husband and Father talks about the importance of visualising the perfect day and why you should never compare yourself to anybody.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter says that no matter what he has accomplished, he feels like it's not good enough and he still has anxiety for wanting more.
  • He states that if you don't hit those ideal day tasks; don't be too tough on yourself. Say it'll happen tomorrow, you have to admit when you're not in the zone.
  • As per Peter, it is important to enjoy and respect the journey, set milestones along the way and not compare yourself to anybody because comparison is a thief of joy and the ultimate misery.

3 Key Points:

  • Peter reveals that one thing he has been doing that's been a game changer is that he visualises his perfect day. According to him define what your ideal day and then get rid of expectations because the more expectations you have, the less happy you'll be.
  • Peter thinks that if you start investing your previous mistakes and experiences into your future perspective then it is a lot easier because you're now improving and you're not comparing yourself to anybody. He says that comparing yourself to who you were the day before, is just a more fulfilling way to live.
  • Feeling good should be a huge focus and most people really don't understand the importance of it.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “If I don't get certain things done during the day I get anxiety getting caused me to be triggered easy and frustrated.” - Peter Voogd
  • “So, not having your ideal day planned puts me in lose-lose because no matter what I do it's not good enough?” - Peter Voogd
  • “So at the end of the day I always ask myself, what went well today, and what can I improve on.” - Peter Voogd

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Aug 13, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, Husband and Father, interviews guest Dan Held (Director of Growth Marketing at KRAKEN, which is a US based Crypto Currency Exchange and Bank) who explains about various aspects of BITCOIN. He gives some tips on whether one should be investing in it.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter asks Dan, “What do you feel is important to remind people of right now when it comes to Bitcoin and Crypto in general with what's going on with the recent big dip with people being fearful with Bitcoin crash trending and a lot of it.”
  • Peter enquires if there is any educated form of fear around Bitcoin that Dan feels, maybe there's worst case scenarios.
  • Dan states that a huge portion of the US population owns Bitcoin like 30 to 50% of the population on Bitcoin in some form or some value.
  • Peter questions, “What's your take on the Community Based Investing where people come together to do certain things and move the market?”
  • He thinks that people are beginning to realise that our governments and the banking systems are using our money to make themselves more money. He also asks Dan to guide people on what they can do to continue to really make this mass adoption.
  • Dan suggests considering Bitcoin to be a once in a human lifetime opportunity.

3 Key Points:

  • According to Dan there's a high value to be a confederate in a global anti Bitcoin, so all the governments in the world are trying to ban Bitcoin. Russia and China don't like the US and have a financial incentive to actually go buy Bitcoin.
  • As per the guest if the government bans Bitcoin, you've just immediately voted yourself out of office, and your constituents in America don't want you to make that decision. Dan considers that very unethical and says that it is an illegal decision to ban something that a majority population really likes.
  • Dan mentions that Bitcoin inherently has a social function of folks who are ready for that, who are ready for revolution are ready to stand-up and say I'm tired of these other things like ‘AMC’ and ‘Gamestop’.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “What's important to remind people right now about what's going on?” - Peter Voogd
  • “You know we are barely out of the jungle like we, we have fairly entered this much more civilised world that we're in, so we still have very animalistic sort of feelings when it comes to emotions.” – Dan Held
  • “Well if we look at climate change, all governments across the world can work together to solve that.”  Dan Held
  • “And then finally, the government is a collection of people.” – Dan Held
  • “The dollar is backed by our aggregate belief that the dollars’ worth something, saying that the euro, same with the yen seen with the pound.” – Dan Held
  • “We don't see gold getting flipped and every 10 years with like a new metal.” – Dan Held

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Aug 6, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, Husband and Father shares his thoughts on how to be happy and more fulfilled as well as the right way to take advice from people.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter says don't let people who have never built a dynamic lifestyle, tell you how to run yours.
  • He states that one of the best pieces of advice he had got from one of his early mentors was to take few opinions.
  • Peter mentions that following his advice will not only make you happy and more fulfilled but you won't have regret because you're living the best life based on what you want and not others false beliefs.

3 Key Points:

  • According to him it's so important just to fact check everything and just be very careful who you take advice from. Just do your own due diligence to get around.
  • Don't let people who have never built a dynamic lifestyle, tell you how to run yours. Don't let people that are fearful about certain things with our kids, affect how you raise yours. Don't let people without competent kids affect your kids confidence because their insecurities.
  • Peter points out that he wants to listen to people those know themselves; those have confidence in themselves and their ability to live the best life possible.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “I was just thinking about how crazy it is as you get older, how many opinions people have and how many of those opinions really are not true.” - Peter Voogd
  • “But the point is, don't let people who don't travel tell you when to travel.” - Peter Voogd

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Jul 30, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, Husband and Father shares four steps that you have to follow to not just make money but to have your money really work for you.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter says the reality is that you'll never make money or accumulate wealth if you don't respect money.
  • He suggests not feeling bad for respecting money and appreciating it; don't put it first but understand that it's a tool.
  • Peter advises focussing on mastering your craft and then investing it back.
  • The host recommends investing on four things including yourself, business, assets and amazing places, because that's when you have a lifestyle and you can have all the money in the world.

3 Key Points:

  • As per Peter, if you want more money, you have to figure out a way to master your craft to solve a problem people care about or to add so much value, that it's impossible to ignore you.
  • Peter pinpoints on four things successful people spend or invest money on that he has never really shared before.
  • According to Peter if your money is not working for you, it's useless. So invest in different avenues including Real Estate, Assets, Crypto, Multifamily Duplexes, etc. to just make your money work for you.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “So, you have to reality check yourself on what your beliefs are about money.” - Peter Voogd
  • “Once you see more money, then it's investing that money into assets that make your money work for you.” - Peter Voogd
  • “Money comes and goes, you can get it back, but memories last forever.” - Peter Voogd

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Jul 16, 2021

Money Finds You When You Are Good Enough

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, Husband and Father gives his insights and tips to achieve guaranteed success. He advises to focus on what you are best at in order to get optimum results. He also recommends becoming the best at something and delegating everything else.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter refers to John Wooden, one of best coaches that you have to give 100% each day, whatever you don't give today, you can't make-up tomorrow.
  • Peter questions, “Why would I let my weak self, make decisions when my best self was making them for my future self.”
  • He states that we can't depend on our feelings or circumstances in business as he has seen moods kill more businesses.
  • Peter guarantees success by saying that he could be in the worst mood ever, but if he just does these things that are already in his schedule.
  • He says that there needs to be consistent accountability until you’ve proven that you’re self-sufficient.
  • The host suggests to figure out what you're going to master; once you get extremely good at one thing, then you can move forward to the next thing

3 Key Points:

  • As per Peter, if you can become the best at something, when you're good enough, the money will find you. Money will literally find you when you're good enough.
  • He recommends taking things away and whatever your highest values are and then measure everything against that.
  • Peter gives a key tip on achieving success and optimum results by focussing on one thing that you are best at. He also advises to do things that you're exceptional at and that produce real results.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “So, if you give 75% today and I'd be willing to say that society, on average, probably gives 30% of their potential.” - Peter Voogd
  • “A lot of people talk about to do lists, I talked about not to do lists.” - Peter Voogd
  • “There are three steps to getting something done, feelings, willpower or design.” - Peter Voogd
  • “You should be working to duplicate yourself at all times, you should never do things multiple times in your business” - Peter Voogd
  • “The worst thing you can be right now in this crowded marketplace is just another.” - Peter Voogd

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Jul 5, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, Husband and Father gives his insights and tips to an amazing life.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter states that he hasn’t been paying attention to things that doesn’t matter.
  • He reveals that he doesn’t do any social media first thing in the morning, his phone remains off.
  • Peter suggests having to know and have a filter system on what you're bringing into your brain.

3 Key Points:

  1. As per Peter, his vision is to help other people, not him, his business is about customer service exceeding expectations giving value, not him and the legacy is not about him.
  2. Peter mentions he has his meditation for 15-20 minutes, just with his own thoughts. He kind of clears his mind and that's been an absolute game changer with no social media.
  3. He says that you got to know your prime time; you got to know where your natural energy is from, or when it is the best. You only have a certain amount of willpower and hence he doesn’t make too many decisions first thing in the morning.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “That's what it's about right! It's helping other people live that life.” - Peter Voogd
  • “I can't wait to eat because it tastes good versus I can't wait to feel amazing afterwards and have vitality and energy.” - Peter Voogd
  • “So, it's very important to stand guard at the door of your mind and protect that.” - Peter Voogd

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Jun 25, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, Husband and Father helps people understand how to develop certain skills that allows them to make money for their family. He talks about the importance of living and enjoying life by being fully present in each and every moment.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter states that the only way to enjoy time and make time go by slower is by being fully present.
  • He talks about his mentor who has three kids, very successful but he puts his family first and still ensures that his business runs.
  • Peter says that he challenged himself for seven days & tried to be fully present with whatever he did.

3 Key Points:

  1. As per Peter, one of the things that always stood with him that he never understood the power of till he got older was the statement, wherever you are, be there.
  2. The only way to enjoy and pause time and make time go by slower, is by being present. Fully present like in your breath, smelling the room, paying attention, putting your phone away, etc.
  3. If you keep yourself fully present in whatever you do then you'll feel a sense of fulfilment and joy that you don't get from being multi-focused or being always on your phone.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “There's nothing worse than wishing you were somewhere else so wherever you are, be there,” - Peter Voogd
  • “Who is world class, who makes $100 million, but never makes time for his family, the kids know who he is, he never missed he never goes to the basketball games he misses everything? Those people I don't respect anymore.” - Peter Voogd
  • “Let's not let technology ruin the memories and the presence we have with the people we care about because I promise at the end of our life we're not going to wish we had more transactions.” - Peter Voogd

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Jun 11, 2021

In this episode of “Y.E.L. 2.0”, your host Peter Voogd, serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Speaker, Best-selling Author, Husband and Father helps people understand how to develop certain skills that allows them to make money for their family. He does some ‘Reality Checks’ and talks about various ‘FACTS’ about the importance of making money.

Episode Highlights: 

  • Peter explains why he is been talking a lot about finances, side hustles and making money for the last six months.
  • As per Peter, AI / Automation is going to replace millions of jobs the next five or ten years.
  • Peter states that people love what change brings but hate the transition phase, which is a tough part.

3 Key Points:

  1. In Peter’s opinion, a lot of people are in financial distress and that's why he has been talking so much about the importance of making money and understanding how money works, thereby finally helping people make more money in this economy.
  2. According to Peter, we have to understand how to develop certain skills that allow us to make money for our family, because in reality AI/Automation is going to replace millions of jobs in the next five or ten years, so we need to adapt.
  3. Peter expresses that he has such a deep passion to help people but he doesn’t see people giving real guidance & value as they're not calling people out. He wants to be the one that actually helps people change to help them start making real money, because that's what's needed right now.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Don't put it above family or lifestyle or your ethics; it's an excellent servant but a terrible master.” - Peter Voogd
  • “I know I might rub people the wrong way or maybe make people feel bad, but I have to be the one that's tough, that makes people challenge their thinking, that make people think different about their situation…….” - Peter Voogd
  • “But sometimes you got to get rid of old philosophies that haven't been serving you and adapt new philosophy, it's not easy, change is messy.” - Peter Voogd

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