In this video, Jeff shares a story where you’ll know the importance of having experience and wisdom and why you should be a wise man, learning from the mistakes of others for the betterment of his decisions.
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From the Desk of This YouTuber
Re: About This YouTube Channel
Hey, Hi, Hello!
Jeff Coga here. I decided to create this YouTube channel to document my journey as an entrepreneur.
Just grinding and hustling.
If you want to read more on ‘why I’m doing this’ here’s a blog post with the explanation:
▶ Why I’m Documenting Here: bit.ly/whyiamdocumenting
I also decided to write a little about a few of the most commonly asked questions from people who reached out to me on YouTube.
–COMMON QUESTIONS I GET ASKED—
➥ What Business Are You In? – I currently invest in real estate, run a digital marketing agency, e-commerce.
Here’s some of my companies:
▶ L2EJ Holding Group: A holding company that owns interests in broad range of media, e-commerce, residential & commercial real estate, and publishing businesses.
– More Info Here: bit.ly/l2ejholding
▶ Real Estate Strategy Lab: A digital marketing and publishing company that helps real estate professionals to generate more leads and help them convert them.
– More Info Here: bit.ly/realestatestrategylab
▶ Capital EMD: We provide earnest money deposits for wholesalers and rehabbers in the real estate.
– More Info Here: bit.ly/capitalemd
▶ The Happy Pet Company: We help dogs live a healthier and longer life.
– More Info Here: bit.ly/thehappypetcompany
➥ Are You A Millionaire? – No, I’ve ‘made’ millions in my different companies I owned but I lost it all. I am on my third round of building a company.
➥ When Did You Start An Entrepreneur? – I would say when I sold candy in elementary school but officially when I bought my first ‘house flip’ when I was 19.
➥ How Old Are You? I’m 31
➥ What Nationality Are You? – I’m Japanese (Nisei)
➥ What Advice Do You Have For Young Entrepreneurs? – Learn how to market and sell. Way too many young entrepreneurs think that having a ‘new idea’ will simply “sell itself”. NO, it doesn’t. You have to sell. *Unless you’re like a tech/coding wiz and/or you find a cure to like cancer.
➥ What Investments Do You Have? – Currently actively investing in real estate. Commercial real estate and residential units.
➥ How Do You Sit In One Place For Hours? – I just do. I know it’s bad and unhealthy but I just do it.
➥ Why Is Your Posture Bad When You Sit? – Yeah, I know. I’m working on it.
➥ Who’s On Your Team? – Currently I’m in the re-building phase. It’s my wife and an assistant in the Philippines with several contractors and acquisition guys (for my real estate business).
➥ Would You Invest In My Idea? – Probably Not. I only invest in stuff I understand. IE: Real Estate or Something In Digital Publishing.
➥ Where Are You Located? – My office is in Temecula, California
➥ What’s The Most Difficult Thing You Faced An Entrepreneur? – I don’t really dwell on the past but I’ve lived in my car, had partners steal money from me, lawsuits, and last recession I even thought about suicide because I felt I was a failure.
➥ Is Being An Entrepreneur Risky? – Honestly, yeah but it has to be calculated. Most businesses fail. Heck, my first 3 companies made money but it busted.
➥ Do You Really Work Like This (Or Is It A Show)? – Yeah, I work a lot. Could I be more efficient 100% and I’m working on this.
➥ Whose Your Mentors (Would You Mentor Me)? – I’ve had many who are my friends and even ones who passed away. I’m also part of many mastermind groups to keep me sharp. Would I personally mentor you? No. This is one of the reasons why I am doing these videos for you because I get asked tons of questions. Find someone who is local and meet them face to face. My first mentor in real estate lived a few miles away and I saw him every week and I worked for him for free to learn the game (he has since passed away).
➥ How Do You Handle Work/Life Balance? – I’m really not balanced. I just recently married my best friend and she understands I’m working hard to build a legacy for our family. She also runs some of the companies I run. I struggle a lot worrying about my friends and family not being able to be there for them. I don’t have it figured out but I’m lucky enough that my family is healthy and currently my wife is understand and okay with me working. I do try to spend as much quality time together.
If you have more questions, feel free to DM me or leave a comment.
Thanks for reading this & let’s get to work!
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