Q1 2019 Results & Q2 2019 Targets

In my year end post Reflect and Soar Higher in 2019 post, I committed to posting the results of my Q1 2019 Goals. As our focus in the W2 Capitalist Mastermind is based off Brian Moran’s book The 12 Week Year, I practice what I preach in my own personal quarterly goals. This system works. One thing I continue to say over and over is that we are not striving for perfection, we’re striving for progress. If we’re hitting perfection, then simply put, we’re not pushing ourselves hard enough. Here is how I did on my Q1 2019 goals:

Q1 2019 Goals


  • 4,500 Facebook Group Members: accomplished by end of February. This goal was WAY too easy to obtain and as you’ll see below I’ve increased this target substantially for Q2.
  • Launch Alexa Skill for Real Estate Investing for the W2 Employee: this was also accomplished by end of January and I’m certainly stepping it up this quarter by launching a podcast. Now I’ve put producing content for the Alexa Skill on hold as I also went to Podcast school and launched our W2 Capitalist Podcast in March.


  • 30 Active Students in the W2 Capitalist Mastermind Group: I fell short here. Primarily because we grew so fast in December I doubled the price of joining in January to slow growth as I had to get a handle on it. I did not want to let the current members down and had to do something to slow growth. This is a GREAT PROBLEM TO HAVE and I’m glad I have it. As I write this post I came up short of my goal by 8 students.

Enough of the past, let’s look to what’s ahead. Here are my goals for the next 12 weeks:

Q2 2019 Targets

That’s it! More of the same from last quarter but I’m excited about these targets and ready to get after it! EARN. INVEST. REPEAT.


Why Masterminds Are The Future of Entrepreneurship

Guest Post by Paul Matthews // paulmatthews324 @ gmail.com

A trend that recently developed since the advent of Facebook paid social traffic was definitely related to online coaching, ranging from personal finance improvement to dating. With a lot of “self-called Gurus” and “Entrepreneurs” who are just trying to sell general, fake courses, true masterminds and mentors are the reason why the entrepreneurship sector is definitely becoming big. 

In a world where fast-paced businesses (mostly online based) are the go-to for entrepreneurs all over the world, having a solid guidance is a must, let’s break down why masterminds are the present and the future of entrepreneurship. 

The Elon Musk Paradigm 

Elon Musk has been heavily criticized recently: with unnecessary expenses within The Boring Company and with the fact that he was forced to resign from TESLA, his figure as a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist definitely dropped. What should be taken into consideration, although, is related to the fact that Musk was one of the first successful entrepreneurs in the Tech industry, betting on the power of new forms of energy and automation. Musk’s paradigm applies pretty much to every single tech company that was founded from 2015 till today: startups are heavily betting on new technologies such as Machine Learning, AI and VR, which is (mostly) due to the above-mentioned paradigm and philosophy. 

Jeff Bezos: The Online Shift 

Whilst Amazon remains the most prolific online business ever, its principles are used by many different businesses, both small and big. We must analyse how Bezos understood supply and created demand, way back when Amazon was no more than a simple online bookstore. We must understand how important the reliability of Bezos’ store is: the number of products available, combined with the easiness of buying and the delivery speed are still the 3 main items anyone (even the ones who are simply running a drop shipping store on Shopify) is taking into consideration. This applies to every kind of business, from fashion to commercial bridging finance. 

The Grant Cardone’s Example 

When it comes to Real Estate investments, Grant Cardone has always been a top player. With over $428 millions in assets sold, Cardone has developed methods and strategies that are proven to work in a quickly-changing environment like the one that real estate is. Cardone recently launched his 10x Growth speaking conference, which is currently touring around the world. 

Being niche focused, Cardone is definitely someone who can be considered as a bright example of how a true mastermind could achieve big results in multiple fields, by applying strategies and, mostly, a successful mindset to his plans. 

Masterminds As Idols 

What truly separates a mastermind from an online coaching scammer, is the fact that masterminds are presenting tangible results from the start, thinking outside the box, without talking for hours instead of going straight to the point. A bright example of the above statement would be related to the infamous Forbes Under 30 list, which is covering a lot of online mentors and TED speakers in various industries. Mike Darlington, CEO of Monstercat, for example, featured in this year’s list, is a phenomenon within the music industry, and his business model has been covered by himself on many different seminars. 

To Conclude 

There’s a big separation between online coaches and masterminds, both from a strictly content related point of view, all the way to the actual results. It’s important to focus on the ones that are respecting the true identity of entrepreneurship: creativity, results and courage.


Join Our Mastermind – The W2 Capitalist

The W2 Capitalist is designed to help men and women level up their real estate investing success while working a fulfilling and successful W2 job. As a member of this elite mastermind, you’ll have access to like minded individuals coming together to collectively help you achieve your goals.  Not ready yet? Put yourself on our Wait List.


Guest Post Bio: Paul Matthews // paulmatthews324 @ gmail.com

Paul Matthews is a Manchester based business writer who writes in order to better inform business owners on how to run a successful business. You can usually find him at the local library or browsing Forbes’ latest pieces.

The W2 Capitalist Mastermind Launch!


“Houston, we have lift off.”  Ok, technically not yet, but you can join now and get a head start on the course materials but we are set to officially lift off with the W2 Capitalist Mastermind on November 1st. 

Our mantra is …EARN. INVEST. REPEAT.  <- You’re going to start seeing this everywhere, but what IS this W2 Capitalist Mastermind that I’m super excited about?

The W2 Capitalist Mastermind is designed to help men and women (like you) level up their real estate investing success while working a fulfilling and successful W2 job. As a member of this elite mastermind, you’ll have access to like minded individuals coming together to collectively help you achieve your specific goals.

Who is this Mastermind for:

  • Fix & Flippers
  • Buy & Holders
  • Wholesalers
  • W2 Earners who want to jump into real estate investing
  • Single Family Investors
  • Small Multi-Family Investors
  • Large Multi-Family Investors
  • Any Real Estate Entrepreneur who wants additional accountability to help achieve specific goals…even those that are just aspiring and need clarity on what to do next.
  • No, Low or Advanced Experienced Real Estate Investors

Ok, that last bullet point sounds like a used car lot – No, Low or Great Credit – you’re pre-approved! But seriously this is for everyone. With a no-contract investment of $27/month, you can join us by going here: https://w2capitalist.teachable.com/p/mastermind

What is included:

  • Biweekly Virtual Sessions w/Your Team
  • Access to Exclusive Facebook Group
  • Biweekly Challenges
  • Sharing. Advice. Motivation.
  • Accountability Hot Seat
  • No Contract. Leave at anytime.


If you’re still not sure this is for you, hit me up with any specific questions: jay @ helmsREI.com

If you’re ready, but the timing is just not right for whatever reason, join our waiting list here:  https://w2capitalist.com . Don’t wait to long, you’re missing out!

Accountability = Actions > Excuses.

Let us help you get rid of those excuses and increase your actions to improving your W2 performance and REI pursuits. The choice is on you!