083 Jason Hartman | Life of Abundance

Jason HartmanYou can tell tons about people by the excuses they give you about their business and life.  You can tell if they see the scarcity in everything or the abundance.

Jason Hartman has reached a level of success that many business owners dream of. He has been able to create enough wealth in his life to start a foundation for deserving kids to give them “financial awareness” (a missing element in our schools today).   Listen to this episode to hear Jason share his journey to success despite the challenges along the way.

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Jason’s Target Audience: Jason’s target market is real estate investors, real estate investors and people interested in information marketing, thought leadership and publishing.

Today Jason is a financially successful business owner and entrepreneur who has been in the trenches more than a few times and in this episode he shares with us what he’s learned in that time and what advice he has for you and getting your business up and running.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jason was not born into money. But from an early age he wanted to have an abundant life and turn things around in that area. So at 16 he became interested in real estate investing and at 19 he earned his real estate license while attending Long Beach City College. He also found the powerful teachings of men like Zig Ziglar and Earl Nightingale, all of which combined to open his mind to new ways of working and being in the world.

On today’s episode, Jason shares one of the most difficult challenges he faced: turning around a failing real estate business he bought in Orange County. Until that point, he had found great success in real estate sales. But he liked the idea of having others work for him and he wanted to try his hand at being a business owner.

Jason-HartmanAnd for the next eight years, life threw every possible hurdle at him. He endured business contracts falling through, insurance providers bailing, employees jumping ship to work for competitors, the terrorist attacks of September 11 and nearly anything else you can think of. Through it all, he persevered.

Jason believes that is the key to his success: he stuck it out and was stubbornly committed to his own success. He hung in there and failed often enough that success was imminent. It’s been his experience that most people quit too soon, they give up just before success arrives – and he was not going to be one of those people.

His tenacity paid off and he has a number of successful and abundant enterprises today, including a thriving real estate firm, an umbrella of podcasts on numerous topics and a foundation that provides financial education for younger generations.

In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover:

  • What’s critical to getting out of the trenches, according to Jason?
  • 3 ways to have financial success: what are they?
  • What’s the hardest thing he has ever done in his life?
  • What does it take to be a category leader?
  • How many years does it take to get your business on track?
  • What’s the hardest ship to sail?
  • Did he raise capital or was he self-funded?
  • What is sensory acuity and how do you apply it to your business?
  • What is our job as entrepreneurs?
  • Who are the people who change the world?

Practical & Actionable:

Jason’s practical and actionable advice is to really guard against who you are hanging out with. If you aren’t hanging out with people who are on the path that you want to be on, that’s important. One of the great quotes he lives by is “Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”

He likes this quote because that kind of thinking is very important, he says. A lot of our thinking comes from who we hang out with. Jason says don’t hang out with the naysayers, hang out with the people who say it can be done, or the people who are actually doing it!


To give Jason a shout out for being on the show, follow him and send him a message: Jason Hartman and connect with me too on LinkedIn or Twitter at @genehammett.

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