Skip to main content
The Wealthy Barista

The Wealthy Barista

By Joel Arndt
Real Estate. Spirituality. Family. Business. Leadership. Creativity.
If this barista can do it, you definitely can too. ---
Cover art photo provided by Joshua Rodriguez on Unsplash:
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo


Castbox Logo


Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo


Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo


Spotify Logo


Stitcher Logo


33 || Define Your Fear
While reading The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris, there are many notions Tim puts into words to that I've felt, but not been able to describe. The one notion that hit deepest so far is the importance of defining your fear.
May 27, 2019
32 || Creating a Marketing Product
Piecing together a marketing product I can serve up to real estate professionals quickly and smoothly.
May 27, 2019
31 || Storytelling for Real Estate Professionals
Creating streams for warm leads for real estate agents, mortgage brokers, contractors, investors, property managers, developers, inspectors, appraisers, and anyone else who's business is real estate.
May 19, 2019
30 || Google's 2004 IPO Letter
In its letter to potential investors back in 2004 when it was about to launch its initial public offering, Google sets core values of taking risks and long term success.
May 19, 2019
29 || Cash Flow vs. Appreciation
A big debate in the investing communication is, "should you invest based on cash flow or appreciation?" I've heard many people argue for both sides of the debate. I was introduced to real estate investing through a cash flow first stream of thought. I can see why people choose to invest based on appreciation, but after listening to how Warren Buffet makes investing decisions, my mind is made up on the topic.
May 19, 2019
28 || Buy, Renovate, Rent, Refinance, Repeat
A real estate investing strategy that super charges your investing velocity.
May 19, 2019
27 || Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
A raw processing session where I was trying to figure what the next step was for me. This isn't a well thought out topic exposition. There are gaps of silence where I'm deep in thought. I repeat myself, feeling out the weight of different statements. I have many paths before me, how do I decide which one to take?
May 19, 2019
26 || Daily Grind 04: A New Morning Routine
Coming off a December of furious marketing activity and seeing no results for the effort and money, Q1 2019 started off a little rocky. It's forced me to establish a new morning that is healthier and more energizing.
May 19, 2019
25 || Taking Pride in Your Work
When you take pride in your work, or at least in the results of your work, other people will notice. Maybe that it is enough success.
May 19, 2019
24 || A New Breed of Beggar
My background says that you give to the poor always, no matter what their motivations are. Stepping into circles of wealth and aiming for ambitious wealth goals myself, what will my responsibility be to the poor? How much am I actually expected to give to beggars? And what do you do when it's clear that the beggar doesn't actually want food or water, but money for their next fix?  For me, in the back of my mind, I'm always examining Jesus' approach. In this case, "If you have two coats, and your neighbour has none, give them one of your coats."
May 19, 2019
23 || Working at RELAY Coffee Roasters
RELAY Coffee Roasters, started by Rachel and Jason Hofing, has been a life giving experience. They taught me how to be a damn good barista and a better person. I talk a lot in all my other episodes about wanting to transition out of my full time job, but the truth is, I wouldn't be where I am today without this job. So here's a tribute to the place and the people who have put up with me for the last 3 years.
April 11, 2019
22 || Barton Street Hamilton: Legacy and Vision
Barton Street in Hamilton always had a soft spot in my heart. It can do so well. It just needs the right kind of attention. It needs love for the community that it is. There's huge potential there. This is where real estate and passion collide for me.
April 11, 2019
21 || Brainstorming My Marketing Business
This is a raw recording of how I work through ideas. It isn't pretty and it starts slow, but it picks up steam. I've listened to this a couple times now and it pumps me up everytime.
April 11, 2019
20 || Building Out the Marketing Business
I have an opportunity to jump back into content marketing and it's exciting.
April 11, 2019
19 || Q1 2019 Recap
Sooo... the first 3 months of this year did NOT go as planned.
April 11, 2019
18 || Daily Grind 03
This was recorded back in January. A lot has happened in 3 months, so make sure to listen to the next episode which is a Q1 review.
April 11, 2019
17 || Daily Grind 02
Going on appointments. The 7 plex lead. The December routine.
December 21, 2018
16 || Security Not Guaranteed
Many of us crave security. Many of us would sacrifice flexibility and even a measure of privacy to feel safe. But those who embrace discomfort, instability, and uncertainty build resilience and strength. That's the only real security in life.
December 19, 2018
15 || "Us vs. Them" is Lazy
It's tiring hearing about the other side that's out to get us. Can we stop taking the easy way out and actually put effort into understanding the people who oppose us?
December 16, 2018
14 || Risk, Art and Faith: Chrisy Hurn talks vulnerability.
This conversation relates back to Risky **** Business and my conversation with Joe Long. I think the power of making yourself vulnerable is really highlighted in this conversation with Chrisy. We worked together at the coffee shop. She has a band, Basement Revolver. Chrisy also paints and draws pretty things. Check out all her stuff on Instagram. And here are the instagram accounts she mentions in our conversation: Scott Aasman (CRAZY art. Check him out.) Meredith Park (I definitely lost track of time reading through her comics.)
December 14, 2018
13 || Deal Journal 02: William's First Rental Property Under Contract
For this deal journal I talked to my friend William who just got a rental property under contract. He talks about the process of finding the deal, some of the hitches he's already running into, and he talks about the attitude necessary to keep going. PS. You'll notice I mentioned editing bloopers out, but the bloopers still show up in the episode. Anchor is a wonderful podcasting tools, but it's challenging when you want to cut out bits of audio. So the bloopers stay.
December 13, 2018
12 || Risk in Art and Faith: Talking to Joseph Long
(EXPLICIT) After ranting a bit about the necessity of risk in our lives (in Episode 7, Risky F***ing Business), here's an interview with a man who is comfortable with more risk in his art and faith than most other people. Hear Joe on: The Joe Long Show, and Love > Poverty.
December 08, 2018
11 || Daily Grind 01: That December Hustle
What my day-to-day life looks like. How I'm pursuing my goal of getting a property under contract by Christmas day.
December 08, 2018
10 || Give More In Value Than You Expect In Payment
Generosity is the foundation of success. I'm betting on it.
December 07, 2018
09 || Deal Journal 01: The Holton Deal
How I found, negotiated, and closed my very first real estate wholesale deal.
December 04, 2018
08 || True Success Is Found In Community
The past 3 years have shown us how potent community, family and relationships are. Those are 3 words that are in danger of becoming inflated buzzwords, but when you experience each one through real struggles, their power is immeasurable.
December 04, 2018
07 || Risky F***ing Business
How do you avoid risk? When is an investment too risky? Is there such thing as a safe investment?
November 27, 2018
06 || Speak "It" Out. Thrust It Into Existence.
Setting a goal is the glue that holds your passion to the fulfillment of your purpose... What? Speak it out. Then watch it manifest.
November 23, 2018
05 || Why "Why"? And Its Power.
Asking "why" seems ridiculous. Until you're left with anxiety, worried about the risk you just took, wondering if you made the right move. That's when "why" proves powerful. So here's my "why."
November 23, 2018
04 || The Fastest Way To Build Wealth
There aren't any ethical "get rich quick" schemes, but there are strategies to build wealth quicker than most people realize is possible. What's step 1, 2 , 3 and 4?
November 23, 2018
03 || Why So Hot On Legacy?
If it isn't clear already, leaving your mark on the world is important. But what will leaving a legacy cost you? What will it cost those who love you?
November 23, 2018
02 || Real Estate is for Legacy
Real Estate is my vehicle to building the legacy that I dream of. It's building a healthier self image in me and a more generous nature towards the world.
November 23, 2018
01 || Stories Are For Understanding
We tell stories to understand ourselves and the world around us. So I tell my story to better understand myself and the things I'm learning. If you particularly enjoy listening to these stories, bonus.
November 23, 2018