160 | Mike Ayala | Creating Freedom In Your Life By Design, Bootstrapping, And Investing In Yourself

In this episode, Darius and Mike discuss the importance of taking some time off from work, getting clarity on what you want your life to look like, and why it is possible to achieve success in both business and personal life. They also talk about knowing the difference between contentment and satisfaction and what it takes to have a long-lasting relationship.

In this episode, Mike and I talked about:

  • Difference between contentment and satisfaction
  • Why taking time off is important
  • What true freedom looks like
  • The key secret of a long-lasting marriage
  • Mike explains what “freedom fighter” means
  • The most common misconception about investing in real estate
  • What Investing for Freedom Podcast is all about
  • And other topics…

Meet Mike:

Mike is an investor, speaker, podcaster and founder of Investing for Freedom. Mike helps busy professionals and business owners find true freedom to live their best life.

He’s also co-founder of Four Peaks Capital Partners, LLC. His scope includes operations, management teams, development, and chief people officer. He also co-directs the overall investment strategy along with Andrew Lanoie. Mike has over 22 years of experience in finding freedom by building teams and streamlining operations.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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My team and I are on a mission to help YOU create a cultural revolution. I want to teach you how to build a core value driven organization. 



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