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Small Axe Podcast

Sep 14, 2020

Disclaimer: This episode contains strong language.

Today's guest is a real estate investor, public speaker, mindset coach, world traveler, Brayand Ponciano. Brayand grew up from humble beginnings, and growing up in that environment had a significant impact on where he is today. Brayand founded Unf*ck Your Mindset intending to help people break free from the shackles of their negative mindset.

Join us for this episode and learn that the key to success is investing in yourself.

[00:01 – 10:46] Humble Beginnings

  • I introduce the guest, Brayand Ponciano
  • Brayand talks about his background and how his journey began
    • Grew up from humble beginnings
    • His parents are from Guatemala
  • Working hard can only take you so far
    • Shifting mindset from "working harder" to "working smarter."
  • Got interested in real estate when he was around 7 years old

[10:47 – 24:56] It All Starts With The Mindset

  • How to Unf*ck Your Mindset
    • Step 1: Be aware that you have a problem
    • Step 2: Understand what the problem is
    • Step 3: Disassociation
    • Step 4: Reprogramming
  • It doesn't take money to make money. It just takes creativity
  • Take care of yourself first before taking care of others

[24:57 – 40:27] You Are Who You Surround Yourself With

  • Brayand talks about why choosing the right groups of people to surround yourself is important
    • You become like the people you hang around with
    • Find someone you want to be like and then add value
    • If you find good people eventually, you're going to get connected with other good people
    • It's not who you know but how you know them
  • Brayand gives amazing advice for beginners in the real estate industry

[40:28 – 51:49] Unf*ck Your Mindset Program

  • Brayand talks about his Unf*ck Your Mindset program
  • Brayand gives us a glimpse of his "The Top 10 Secrets to Unfuck Your Mindset" webinar
  • Brayand talks about the first house he flipped
  • It all starts with your mindset

[51:50 – 1:08:00] Closing Segment

  • Imagine it's a hundred years from now, you have grandkids, and one of them decides to write a book about Brayand Ponciano. What would you like the title to be and say about you?
    • "Spearhead." Because I have taken the forefront and taken the brunt of everything, my kids and grandchildren will have an amazing opportunity because of what I'm doing. But the one thing I do believe they will recognize and remember me by is the guy that took the first step.
  • Connect with Brayand. See the links below.
  • Brayand shares some resources to help you in your journey


Tweetable Quotes:

"Somebody told me a long time ago, 'your struggle will become your story.' And honestly, the worst you have it growing up, the better your story is going to be when you're an adult." – Brayand Ponciano

"You can only take yourself so long, so far by working, and eventually, you're going to run out of energy. Eventually, you're going to run out of time. You know, we're not getting younger." – Brayand Ponciano

"Once again, there's nothing wrong about hard work, but if hard work makes you rich then every person in Latin America, every person in a village in Africa would be f*cking rich. Unfortunately, that's just not the way that the world works." – Brayand Ponciano

"You must be selfish in order to be selfless. You must take the time to yourself first." – Brayand Ponciano

"It's not who you know but how you know them." – Brayand Ponciano


Resources Mentioned:


You can connect with Brayand on Instagram. Visit his website and get your free 60-minute training! Listen to his podcast Unf*ck Your Mindset. Join the Unfuck Your Mindset Community on Facebook.


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