We’re bombarded by too much stress, not enough time for personal fulfillment, and failing to take care of our health. There has to be a better way, and your host Gary Collins believes he’s figured it out by asking one question, “how can I make my life simpler?”

Twice a week Navy veteran, former federal agent, and entrepreneur Gary Collins brings you fantastic guests (such as Rep. Thomas Massie, economist/actor Ben Stein, Sirius XM DJ Kristine Stone) covering topics such as financial freedom, building healthy habits, and finding your life’s purpose. If you’re ready to stop being a spectator in your own life and instead make real moves, this is the show you’ve been looking for.

We’re bombarded by too much stress, not enough time for personal fulfillment, and failing to take care of our health. There has to be a better way, and your host Gary Collins believes he’s figured it out by asking one question, “how can I make my life simpler?”

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Ep 144: Dr. Sharon Grossman – How to Deal with Burnout 

Today a great many of us are dealing with different types of stress that we may not have been prepared for. Let’s be honest, who could have seen the craziness of the last two years unfolding the way it has. With that, we may be suffering from, or on the road to burnout and not even know it. That is where Dr. Sharon Grossman and her book The 7E Solution to Burnout comes in. We dig deep into the seven things to analyze and incorporate, to not only deal with burnout, but to stop it before it even happens. Even if you are not dealing with burnout, I highly recommend you listen to this episode, as we get into many different aspects of human nature and how to be a better human as well.

Dr. Grossman is a qualified Success Coach, Clinical Psychologist, author, speaker, wife and mother of two.
More about Dr. Grossman in her own words:
For the past two decades, I have worked on improving the health and well-being of high achievers who so often sacrifice their self-care as a result of work demands and get caught up with everyone else’s expectations that they end up burning out at alarming rates. So when I started to experience overwhelm and burnout, the irony of the situation was not lost on me.
I, too, am a high achiever, so I naturally have never-ending to-do lists. My brain is always coming up with more ideas. I would have too much on my mind, no direction, and would focus on unimportant items while forgetting about more important ones. It would feel like there is never enough time to do everything I want to do and I would end up feeling stressed.
Coaching taught me systems around organization, planning, and time management. Now, I am super clear about what I need to get done each week, I plan for it and I stick to my plans. As a result of my optimized performance and mindset practices, I get more done in less time, have replaced overwhelm with accomplishment, and most importantly – empower my clients to reach their potential.
Through the integration of psychology and mindfulness, I’ve created a comprehensive and transformative program that teaches stressed-out high achievers how to effectively navigate their work and personal life so they can thrive. I love that my work inspires them to think BIGGER, feel more grounded, and handle challenging situations with ease.
Dr. Sharon Grossman is the author of The 7E Solution to Burnout and an Emotional Intelligence expert. She holds a doctorate degree in Psychology, has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and 20 years of experience helping her clients take back control of their lives.
Topics Discussed:

* A bit about Dr. Sharon Grossman
* What brought about the idea for her book “The 7E Solution to Burnout”
* How to recognize when your are on the way to or are burned
out
* Story of my recent burnout
* What are the 7Es of burnout
* E1: Emotional Independence
* E2: Empowerment
* E3: Engagement
* E4: Efficacy
* E5: Energy
* E6: Effort
* E7: Enlightenment

Episode Resources:

* Sharon’s Website: https://drsharongrossman.com/
* Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donate
* Where to send your questions: [email protected]
* The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife
* The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com
* Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider’s Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/

Ep 143: Ben Stein – The Truth About Inflation 

Today, I have a great friend and fighter for individual freedom, Mr. Ben Stein. I wanted to mix it up a little bit and record a short QA with someone who is an expert in the topic I’m covering. You know me never groundhog day, and I will be doing more of these in the future. Yes, it is a shorty, but jam-packed with valuable information on inflation and personal finances.
Remember, the second leg of the Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life is Financial Freedom. I don’t just cover this to fill space; shoring up and running your finances like a pro is a huge part of living the life you want.
Ben Stein is the most famous economics teacher in America. His comedic role as the droning economics teacher in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is by far the most widely viewed scene of economics teaching in economics history and has been ranked as one of the fifty most famous scenes in movie history.
But in real life, Ben Stein is a powerful speaker on economics, politics, education and history and motivation–and like his father, Herbert Stein, considered one of the great humorists on political economy and how life works in this nation.
Stein in real life has a bachelor’s with honors in economics from Columbia, studied econ at the graduate level at Yale, is a graduate of Yale Law School ( valedictorian of his class by election of his classmates in 1970), and has as diverse a resume as any man in America.
Much more important, Ben Stein is morally committed to making your meeting a success and bringing his extensive background to bring out the most powerful and funniest trends in current history.
That background includes…poverty lawyer for poor people in New Haven, trade regulation lawyer for the FTC, speech writer for Presidents Nixon and Ford. ( He did NOT write the line, “I am not a crook….”), columnist and editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, teacher about law and economics at UC, Santa Cruz ( undergrads ) and Pepperdine( law school and undergrads).
He has written or co-written roughly 30 books, mostly about investing, with his brilliant colleague, Phil DeMuth, many of them New York Times bestsellers. His and Dr. DeMuth’s book, “Yes, You Can Time The Market” has become a landmark of using price theory for securities market analysis.
He wrote a column about economics for The New York Times for several years, roughly 2004-2009.
He was the co-host, along with Jimmy Kimmel, of the pathbreaking Comedy Central game show, “Win Ben Stein’s Money,” which won seven Emmies, including ones for Ben and Jimmy for best game show host. ( Surely making him the only well known economist to win an Emmy….). Presently, he writes a column for The American Spectator and for NewsMax, and is a regular commentator on Fox News and on CBS Sunday Morning, as well as a frequent commentator on CNN.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 45 years, Alexandra, two dogs and six cats.
He loves people and loves to meet new people and hang out with them. He’s a party guy, albeit an extremely serious economist and a decades long critic of excessively loose fiscal policy and unhelpful regulation in finance.
Topics Discussed:

* What is inflation
* Why our Federal Government is clueless
* How does it affect the economy
* Is there such a thing as “Transitory Inflation”
* How you can hedge against inflation
* Ben gives you some advice and where to park your money
* What are big cap and small cap stocks
* What is an index fund and how you can invest in them

Episode Resources:

* Ben’s website: www.benstein.com
* The World According to Ben Stein Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-world-according-to-ben-stein/id1540015480
* Previous podcast interview with Ben Stein: https://thesimplelifenow.com/ep-93-ben-stein-how-to-be-financially-savvy-and-free/
* Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donate
* Where to send your questions: [email protected]
* The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife
* The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com
* Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider’s Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/

Ep 142: Ask Gary Anything (Round 9)

Welcome to another episode of “Ask Gary Anything.” This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it… anything, because that is how I roll! On occasion, I will pick listener questions and answer them on the air.

If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of “The Simple Life Insider’s Circle” link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions:

* Some Updates and much more to come

1. (Maureen – Mo) If you could have dinner with someone from the past, present, future – who would they be?

Mine is:
Past – Elvis Presley
Present – Gary Collins
Future – Ben steins wifey

2. (Tom and Cathy L) We are thinking of selling one or more of our rental properties and wanted to know if you have any suggestions of where to “park” the proceeds while we are waiting for future opportunities. With the volatility in the banks and stock market we are not comfortable with those options. Thanks in advance for any ideas.

3. (Tara) I was wondering about your regimen for sinus health. It’s something you mention from time to time, in regards to how changing your health habits had a huge impact on your sinus issues. I’ve read “The Simple Life Guide to Optimal Health” and I don’t recall any details specifically related to sinus health. Just wondering if you’re willing to talk a little bit more about that on one of your “Ask Gary Anything” podcasts. I’ve struggled with sinus issues all of my life, and I eat fairly healthy, so I’d love to hear any insight or input about what worked for you.

Episode Resources:

* Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donate
* Where to send your questions: [email protected]
* The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife
* The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com
* Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider’s Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/

Ep 141: Why Now is The Time to Start Your Own Business 

Did you know that 98% of businesses in the US employ under 500 people, and that 89% of those businesses employ under 20 people? Simply, the US’s backbone economically is small businesses, yet they are under attack! Somewhere in the neighborhood of 35% of all small businesses are no longer in existence, mainly due to the Covid shutdowns of 2020, and 2021. This may seem like depressing news, and make you want to give up hope for the future of small businesses, but what if I were to tell you this is actually a time of opportunity.

Today, I will discuss why now is the time for a small business revolution and why it is time for you to get into the game. As I often say, when times seem to be the darkest there is always opportunity for those will to take a chance.

* Some Updates and much more to come
* Some basic small business facts
* Why small businesses, and us starting/running them is critical for our freedom
* The history of small businesses
* How big biz is trying to take over the entire economy and we can’t let that happen
* Why and how small businesses are actually better for the economy
* Why supporting small businesses is so critical
* Why having realistic expectations when starting a business is critical for success
* Why selling your sole to start your own business is never the answer
* Why providing a good service and helping people should be at the core of your business
* I even provide a couple example of businesses you can start right now.
* Why paying for advice from someone who has actually started is a good idea
* How freedom is always at the core of entrepreneurship

Episode Resources:

* Get One on One Time with Gary: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/
* Where to send your questions: [email protected]
* The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife
* The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com
*Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider’s Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/

Ep 140: Ask Gary Anything (Round 8)

Welcome to another episode of “Ask Gary Anything.” This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it… anything, because that is how I roll! On occasion, I will pick listener questions and answer them on the air.

If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of “The Simple Life Insider’s Circle” link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions:

* Some Updates and much more to come

1. (Marylin W) After 2 years of this covid b.s., I am finding it hard to get my mojo going again. I am a bit of an introvert to begin with. I don’t need an excuse to not go somewhere. But, I am a bit sick of just hanging out at home. Can you give me some tips on getting back out there and reengaging in the real world. I have hobbies that I used to do with other people, (knitting, ukulele, painting). Since we can’t get together, (I live in California), I have lost a bit of my motivation and have stopped doing them. I joined a gym in December, then Omicron hit and I stopped going. I really don’t want to get sick.
2. (Patrick D) I have been following you and trying to eat primal since your first episode with Jack on tsp. I can go stretches of time eating that way then I fall off. As an example last February I started again. Dropped 35 pounds. Did very well until November. Sun then I put it all back on. How do I keep it going and stay with it?
3. (David M) What are your thoughts on paying for children’s college education? Specifically in Engineering at an Engineering specific school.
4. (Robert M) What are your dog(s) names?

Episode Resources:

* Where to send your questions: [email protected]
* The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife
* My GETTR account: https://gettr.com/user/simplelifegary
* The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com
*Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider’s Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/

Ep 139: Maj Toure of Black Guns Matter – Why The Second Amendment is So Important

Maj is an American political activist and rapper. A native of North Philadelphia, Toure founded the educational nonprofit organization Black Guns Matter in 2016. The organization advocates for the right to keep and bear arms, and promotes responsible ownership of firearms within African-American and urban communities.
He has released three rap/hip hop recordings: Solutionary Vol. 1 (2005), Solutionary Vol. 2 (2014), and Solutionary Vol. 3 (2016).
Toure was a candidate for an at-large seat in the Philadelphia City Council in the city’s 2019 election. He ran as a Libertarian. In addition to his support for Second Amendment rights, his stated political priorities included: criminal justice reform; ending the practice of solitary confinement; legalization of cannabis; improved education in Philadelphia; and conflict resolution training for disconnected youths. On November 5, 2019, Toure finished 15th in a field of 17 candidates in the city’s election, failing to secure a seat on the City Council. He received 5,676 votes (0.46% of the vote total).
Toure spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February 2019.
In a dialogue with Lawrence B. Jones in 2021, Toure applauded grassroots anti-racist protestors for emphasizing that black lives do in fact matter, while denouncing Black Lives Matter, Inc. as a “money laundering operation” that “fleeces the black community,” with the goal of aiding Democratic politicians.

Topics Discussed:

* What is Black Guns Matter and what does it do
* Why is The Bill of Rights and especially the 2nd Amendment so important for maintaining freedom
* Why if you are going to exercise your 2nd Amendment right you need to know gun safety
* How Australia by giving up their guns opened up the door to tyranny
* Is the Libertarian Party a valid alternative to the Republican and Democratic Party system
* Why money will not cure your problems
* How Joe Rogan screwed the rest of us
* Why Maj and I have never been invited on Joe Rogan’s Podcast
* Why the truth tellers never get the spotlight shined on them and that is ok
* Understanding the Trucker Convoy movement
* Why giving back is what will truly make you happy
* Why do the ultra rich never seem to help when help is needed
* Why we are all different, yet all the same
* Is Ron Desantis the answer for the future of politics or is he just doing what every politician should be doing
* Are “No Knock Warrants” needed
* Why true community policing is the answer to our current crime and police relationship problems
* Why I will never use the word Picnic ever again
* Maj’s next adventure in the State of Florida

*** And much, much more we cover a lot of ground in these 2 hours so make sure to listen to the entire episode.

Episode Resources:

* Maj’s website: https://blackgunsmatter.myshopify.com/
* Prior Episode 107 Where I discuss The Bill of Rights: https://thesimplelifenow.com/ep-107-the-bill-of-rights-why-freedom-is-not-free/
* The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com
*Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider’s Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/

Ep 138: Ask Gary Anything (Round 7)

Welcome to another episode of “Ask Gary Anything.” This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it… anything, because that is how I roll! On occasion, I will pick listener questions and answer them on the air.

If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of “The Simple Life Insider’s Circle” link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions:

* Some Updates and My Opinion about the Rogan saga

1. (Rick C) Have you been getting any requests, demands, etc. to pull your podcast from Spotify or any other music sharing apps?
2. (Andre M) Do you invest in the stock market? If so, what do you invest in?
3. (Robert M) Who is your favorite fiction author?
4. (David C) Any coincidence your new intro music opening notes bear a strong resemblance to “Spirit of Radio” by a certain band you’re an admitted huge fan of?

Episode Resources:

* Where to send your questions: [email protected]
* The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife
* My GETTR account: https://gettr.com/user/simplelifegary
* The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com
*Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider’s Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/

137: The Sane Virologist – Why The Covid Death Numbers Just Don’t Add Up

In this ground breaking episode The Sane Virologist and I, dig into the death rate numbers and data surrounding these numbers. Would it surprise you they just don’t add up. There is a lot of funny business going on and we the data and numbers, but we get to the bottom of the BS, and you will probably be surprised… we have been being lied to – big time!

After two years of living in a Corona Virus world, things just seem to get stranger and stranger. At the risk of getting canceled and bombarded from all angles, I have decided I have had enough, and I’m not alone. Slowly our individual rights are being eroded by a virus that has now become political ammo to do so.

With that I found a Virologist who was willing to tell the truth, yes I have had to hide her identity, because woke people, cancel culture, and our government is off the rails, but I feel these are some of the best and most informative podcast episodes out there today.

How did we get here? What does the data actually say? If you ask these simple questions, you are a virus, vaccine, and science denier. If you don’t follow what appears to be a completely incompetent government hell-bent on tyranny, you have become the enemy.

How did asking questions that are rational and well thought out make you an enemy of your own government? If you attempt to ask questions or provide data to the contrary of “the science” you will be instantly de-platformed in many cases on social media and at the very least have that content taken down. Does that sound like what the founding fathers intended when they wrote the 1st Amendment… I don’t think so.

What makes this country great, is that we can express our opinions and have a rational debate. Covid appears to be ending that, and that is a very disturbing place to be.

Today, I’m bringing back on a microbiologist/virologist, who has some of the most impressive bonafides on the subject of Covid. There is no agenda, no Youtube channel to promote, and no books to sell, just an honest interpretation of the data by a true professional in the field.

I did all the research and had many conversations with “Sane Virologist X” so rest assured this is the real deal.

Topics Discussed:

* How my cursory research showed there is a problem with the Covid Death Rate numbers
* Digging deeper – The Sane Virologist finds massive irregularities in the numbers
* How the John Hopkins study shows that government mandates had almost zero effect on saving any lives from covid
* How people in Canada (Trucker Convoy) are leading the way in North America and saying enough while America idly watches
* What the CDC information really says
* Why the data as it relates to Covid is greatly flawed
* What ever happened to the flu and colds in the data
* Are you at more risk of dying or becoming greatly ill from the vaccinations or just getting Covid
* Are they (governments) trying to hide information on purpose
* Why are therapeutics hardly talked about
* Why is the government making it hard to get therapeutics
* Why you should think twice about pointing your finger at someone and telling them they must get vaccinated
* What the numbers say about how many people have died from getting vaccinated
* How two states skewed the death rate number in 2020
* How other illnesses have increased and caused greater death numbers than actual Covid
* Why you need to worry about you and not about telling others what to do when it comes to Covid
* Why the number one deterrent for catching Covid is being healthy
* Why it is criminal to vaccinate small children when they have an almost zero chance of dying from Covid

Episode References:

Dr Ryan Cole, interview re increases in cancer : https://www.theepochtimes.com/dr-ryan-cole-alarming-cancer-trend-suggests-covid-19-vaccines-alter-natural-immune-response_4250442.html?utm_source=ATLNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-02-19

Fohse, et al The BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 reprograms both the adaptive and innate immune responses

Herby, Jonas et al Johns Hopkins Report, A LITERATURE REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF LOCKDOWNS ON COVID-19 MORTALITY

Husby A, et al, SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and myocarditis: population based cohort study BMJ 2021; 375 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj-2021-068665 (Published 16 December 2021)

Fair Health Study in Pediatric mental health: https://clinicalnews.org/2021/03/02/fair-health-releases-study-on-impact-of-covid-19-on-pediatric-mental-health/

Episode Resources:

* Prior Episode 109 with Sane Virologist: https://thesimplelifenow.com/ep-109-sane-virologist-x-what-the-data-really-says-about-covid-19/
* The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com
*Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider’s Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/

Ep 136: Ask Gary Anything (Round 6)

Welcome to another episode of “Ask Gary Anything.” This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it… anything, because that is how I roll! On occasion, I will pick listener questions and answer them on the air.

If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of “The Simple Life Insider’s Circle” link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions:

* Also to start some updates and some exciting news
* And a bonus question but you need to listen to find out what it is

1. (Suzanne) Are you going to be doing your own live events, and if so, when?
2. (Adam) (provided you’re willing to share) What was one of your most important “learned the hard way” moments?
3. (Jamilia) Why did you stop your real estate business?

Episode Resources:

* Where to send your questions: [email protected]
* The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife
* My GETTR account: https://gettr.com/user/simplelifegary
* The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com
*Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider’s Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/

Ep 135: Myles Wakeham: How Anyone can Make Money in Real Estate

Have you always wanted to get into real estate investing, but just don’t know how or where to start? Well, today, I have a fellow soldier of freedom and living the life you want, Myles Wakem. Myles and I have been investing in real estate for decades and have learned many lessons during that time. Today, we share with you some of those lessons and how anyone can get started in real estate investing and be successful if they exercise patience and realize it is not a get-rich-quick scheme.

As always, we dip into numerous other subjects relating to the economy, government abuse of power, and how taxation is actually theft.

About Myles in his own words: I was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide was a wonderful place. Clean, great community, great weather, great food. I mean the idyllic location. My parents were not wealthy, but nor were they poor. My father worked all of his life for the same company. My mother was a stay-at-home parent. My parents owned their own home and paid it off. They struggled financially but were able to put me through private school. I was an only child – I guess I didn’t have to share their focus with another, so I got lucky.

I had always been interested in technology from a young age. I was such an avid learner that I would go to great extremes to seek out things and get involved in clubs, community groups, etc. I rode my bike everywhere – even for hours to the city’s center to spend my Sunday afternoons in the public library. Soaking up every bit of knowledge I could get. Strange things that people often didn’t pay attention to. But I did.

One day I got exposed to CB Radios. This was in the 1970s. I became obsessed (as I often did with things). I learned about electronics, physics, communications, etc. This led me towards computers, and eventually, I bought one of the first personal computers – in 1978, the TRS-80 Model 1 computer. I learned everything about programming that computer, and it became everything to me. As the computer industry evolved, so did I. I started a software company and became one of the few experts in software development in Adelaide – getting gigs to write software for government departments, big corporations, etc., and I was still not even 20 years old. My passion for technology was matched with a business passion, which started well before I discovered technology. I guess business was in my DNA.

In 1989, I moved to the United States, settling in Los Angeles. I realized that the ability to migrate from one place to another was a life-changing experience. It taught me to embrace everything I found within my grasp, learning about business in the USA, I got involved in the music industry, and I was able to leverage my computer programming experience to land work in some early startups – one of which became Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology corporation. Although I spent much of the next 30 years living in the USA, I never lost touch with my home of Australia, and in the late 1990s moved back there for many years before returning to the USA. In 2002 I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, and I’ve lived here since.

I am a self-made business owner. I don’t have a job. I do have clients and I do work on software projects and data centers, etc. today. It is because this is what I love to do. It isn’t because this is my career. I’ve never embraced that concept. I think if you are blessed to find your calling early in life and you can turn that into an income earner, you will embrace that far more than a defined “career” that people have to convince themselves that they love to do. I got lucky in that regard. But it was more that at a young age I was passionate to learn things. I still am. I just can’t learn them in a classroom, or a lecture hall, or books. I have to go out and see things with my own eyes and touch things with my own hands. It is just the way I operate.

Today I run a technology organization, and thanks to my wife and her focus on investments in the 1990s, we learned the power of real estate investing along with other passive income businesses, and today I make 100% of our financial needs from passive income. This means we are free to travel and live an unconstrained life. But I also respect that I got an early start in this sort of thing, so I want to give something back.

Topics Discussed:

* How Myles and I got started in real estate investing
* Why you should always first consider your house an investment then a place to live
* Why you should never chase a hot market, and my story of doing such
* Tax implications of owning and selling real estate
* How Myles took a leap and held real estate in two different countries and was successful
* Understand what boom/bust cycles are and how to take advantage of them
* Valuable lessons we have learned over the decades and make sure never to repeat
* Why this economy and housing bubble will be much worse than 2008
* How and why the banks and fed gov are pulling the same tricks as they did in 2008
* Why mortgages and all loans are designed to keep you broke
* How most people lose money on the sale of their house even though they think they made money
* How to buy real estate right
* Why timing is key
* There are deals to had even when markets are red hot
* How and why the American Dream is a bill of goods
* How the government colludes with the financial industry
* Why our economy is at a dangerous tipping point and how you can plan for it
* Why sitting tight is the key and be putting away cash for the deals to come

Episode Resources:

* Myles’ Website: https://www.beunconstrained.com/
* Link to episode 108, as an expat of Australia he discusses how they lost their freedom https://thesimplelifenow.com/ep-108-myles-wakeham-australia-is-at-war-with-its-own-citizens-an-example-of-freedoms-lost/
* Link to episode 81, where Myles discusses Bitcoin – fraud or a legitimate currency: https:/www.thesimplelifenow.com/e81/
* Link to episode 76, where Myles tells his story of becoming a millionaire three time: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/e76/
* The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com
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Ep 134: Ask Gary Anything (Round 5)

Welcome to another episode of “Ask Gary Anything.” This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it… anything, because that is how I roll! On occasion, I will pick listener questions and answer them on the air.

If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of “The Simple Life Insider’s Circle” link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions:

1. (Mark) what type of holsters do you use for your handguns?
2. (Adam) When you do have a drink, what is your favorite to have sitting around a fire?
3. (Martin) can go over your thoughts for relaxing and dealing with stress of dealing with todays world and having a job that you have been at too long. leaving someone to be unmotivated to much of anything.
4. (Jamilia) When I listened to your podcast with Mike Hayes, I was wondering if you have ever thought about writing a book about your experience working for the US government? Retracing your story in each sector you served.

Episode Resources:

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