Asking Complex Questions, with Adam Carroll

Episode 51:

Episode Topic:

In this episode of Not Just A Transaction, host Nick Prefontaine speaks with TED Speaker, Author, and Educator Adam Carroll. He explains how he utilizes his subconscious mind to work through complex questions. Adam also shares the importance of preparation for success, and how many hours he prepared for his TED talks. Adam also provides insight into why homeowners tend to be wealthier than those who don’t own property.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why Adam believes it is important to always remain a student in life
  • How instilling small positive financial habits in children will set them up for life
  • Why and how should we ask complex questions to our subconscious mind
  • What lessons Adam learned from having two TED talks
  • How owning a home helps people become wealthier in their lives


Additional Resources:

Adam’s Bio:

Adam Carroll is an internationally recognized financial literacy expert, author of Winning the Money Game: 30 days to 1000, and Mastery of Money for Students. He is a two-time TED Talk speaker, one of his top talks passing 4 million views. He is the creator of the Broke, Busted and Disgusted documentary which has been played in hundreds of high schools and colleges, and is featured on CNBC and available on iTunes. He is the Founder and Curator of and a contributor to the Huffington Post. Adam has presented at over 750 college and university campuses, hundreds of leadership symposiums, and countless local and regional events. His passion is helping people build a bigger life, not a bigger lifestyle.

Nick’s Bio:

In 2003, Nick Prefontaine was in a snowboarding accident that left him in a coma for over 3 weeks. The doctors told his parents that he probably wouldn’t walk, talk, or eat on his own again. Less than 3 months later, he was running out of Franciscan Children’s hospital. Now Nick speaks to groups that benefit from his message of overcoming adversity.

Nick grew up in the real estate industry and got started at an early age. Most notably, he was knocking on Pre-Foreclosure doors at 16, doing up to 50 doors a day. This experience helped shape Nick’s real estate career. When someone opens the door you better have something compelling to say.

Now, Nick specializes in working with lease purchase buyers to get them into a home and on the path to homeownership. That includes working with them throughout the entire deal which ends in them being able to get their own loan. Getting buyers to the finish line is something Nick and the entire Pre Property Solutions team take pride in. That is something that separates them from their competition. Regardless of a buyer’s credit situation, he looks at their complete financial picture and comes up with a plan to get them into a home.

Zachary’s Bio:

Zachary Beach is an Amazon Best-Selling Author of The New Rules of Real Estate Investing and revised edition of Real Estate On Your Terms. He has been an authority in real estate for 7 years now and has personally completed hundreds of real estate transactions and has mentored investors to complete thousands of transactions.

At the age of 25, Zachary decided to leave the world of bartending and personal training and jump into the family business. Now he is an equal partner and runs the acquisitions department, focusing on helping sellers accomplish their goal of selling their property.

If Zachary is not working, you will find him enjoying the outdoors or spending time with his wife Kayla and two kids, Remi and Bellamy. His passion for family and business is what keeps him motivated and excited to take on each day.