Fearless Innovator Podcast - From Cubicles to Cashflow with Mechiel Kopaska

Mechiel Kopaska is, first and foremost, fearless. It’s how she lives her life and runs her business. Her success in real estate investing came through the school of hard knocks, but she focused on her vision, knowing she had what it took to learn, adapt, and create real freedom and true wealth for herself. Mechiel has now authored her first book, entitled Why my J.O.B. Quit Me, Jumpstart Your Firing. Mechiel hopes to inspire, educate and entertain you along her journey becoming a real estate entrepreneur.

New Goals for 2022

It’s a new year, I have new energy and a new focus.  Every year about this time I sit down and write out my goals for the year.  I’ve been doing this for a long time!  I can tell you this, not always do I accomplish my goals that year but at some point I do accomplish them.  It’s most rewarding when I can go back and cross them off my list.  I was also not great at spelling out exactly how I would accomplish those goals, but for some reason as long as I kept them in my mind and always thinking about them, they all would eventually come to...

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Reflecting on 2021

Welcome back to another episode of the Fearless Innovator Podcast.  From Cubicles to Cashflow is for everyone wanting to start their real estate adventure while you’re working at your J.O.B and the desire to earn cashflow on the side using real estate.  Follow me, as I take you on a journey of how I went from sitting in a cubicle for 25 years to investing in real estate and earning cashflow! You will learn from my mistakes and share in my rewards. I’m Mechiel Kopaska and I’m the host of the Fearless Innovator Podcast.  If I can help you with...

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Streams of Income vs Piles of Income

Today we’re going to discuss are piles of money better than streams of money? What do I mean by piles of money?  A pile of money are profits made from the sale of a property.  For example, when you sell a property such as a rental property. What is a stream of money?  Its the rents earned off of a lease. It’s the mortgage payment earned from a mortgage, if you’re the lender. Which is better?  There is no right or wrong answer, it depends on your risk tolerance and how much you’re willing to pay in taxes. Here’s how I learned my lesson.  For...

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How to handle threats from Short Term Rentals guests

This week I want to share with you an experience I had with a recent short term rental guest.   Short term rentals or you may know it as vacation rentals are a great way to earn passive income or cashflow.  As with any investment there are risks and rewards.   The communication with this guest went as usual with no hiccups during the reservation process. The reservation was made for 3 guests for 3 nights at Iron Horse Acres, a farm stay.  The guests had planned a 3 day golf excursion. At check-in, 2 of the 3 guests had arrived and we greeted...

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Pardon my mess

 It’s very ironic that last week’s episode we talked about the power of the pivot, well due to overwhelming and compelling feedback I’ve received from my community, it’s time to pivot, so pardon my mess. Several of my listeners have given me very candid feedback about my podcast. The main point I’ve been hearing, is that you don’t know who I am or what I’m doing. Well, quite frankly, I don’t. As every growing podcaster before me, they too have pivoted, it’s just my turn! When I first started my Podcast, I was encouraged to just jump in, and...

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Power in the Pivot

This week’s topic is there is Power in the pivot. What do I mean by that? I first learned about pivoting when I played basketball in high school. I would pivot on my left foot allowing my right foot and my right dribbling hand to go in any direction I wanted. It’s much the same concept in business or anything you apply it to in your life. Everyday life is nothing but a bunch of pivots! Another way to think about it is “change” but NO one wants to hear that word. That word instills fear. Perhaps, you decided right out of high school you wanted...

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Lifestyle Creep

I hope everyone indulged themselves over the Thanksgiving holiday because now it’s back to work! Today, I’m going to focus on Lifestyle creep. Some of you may even be wondering what the heck I’m talking about. I looked it up and here’s the definition. Lifestyle creep, also known as lifestyle inflation, is a phenomenon that occurs when as more resources are spent towards standard of living, former luxuries become perceived necessities. An individual’s discretionary income could increase because of increased income or decreased cost, such as...

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Grateful, Joy and Forgiveness

Welcome back to the Fearless Innovator Podcast, my name is Mechiel Kopaska, and I am your host. Three years ago, I received a phone call from my mom. She was living in her winter home of Mesa; AZ and she was ready to go home back to Iowa. The urgency…

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4 reasons Newbie Real Estate Investors can be Successful!

Welcome back to the Fearless Innovator Podcast, my name is Mechiel Kopaska, and I am your host. 4 reasons newbie real estate investors like yourself can be successful. Why didn’t I label this the 4 reasons newbie investors fail? Well, it’s because…

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