November 14, 2023

SERIES HIGHLIGHT: How to Make Your W-2 Work For You to Accelerate Your Investing Journey - Jay Helms

Like your W-2 and still want more? You’re not alone. Everyone decides on the right time to take action. The reality is that it’s never the right time. You’ll always find a bit of security to keep doing what you’re doing. Sometimes you have to punch FEAR in the face and take a chance. @Jay Helms, Founder of W-2 Capitalist, shares his story with @The Going Long Podcast Family today.
Billy Keels
CEO and Founder FGCP

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Going Long Podcast SERIES HIGHLIGHT Episode 368: How to Make Your W-2 Work For You to Accelerate Your Investing Journey

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In the conversation with today’s guest, Jay Helms, you’ll learn the following:


  • [00:35 - 03:27] Show introduction with comments from Billy.
  • [03:27 - 08:48] Guest introduction and first questions.
  • [08:48 - 15:32] The backstory and decisions made that led Jay to this point in his journey.
  • [15:32 - 21:22] How Jay found the impetus to make the contrarian decision to invest in Real Estate long-distance and out of State, rather than sticking to his local, home market location. 
  • [21:22 - 23:53] Jay explains how, when he decided to not go ahead with a deal after learning some information about the potential investing partner, they were able to part ways (in a business sense) amicably.
  • [23:53 - 27:03] How Jay came up with his own list of criteria which helps him more easily know the people he isn’t prepared to invest with. 
  • [27:03 - 32:11] How Jay deals with and battles past fear.
  • [32:11 - 36:43] Jay shares his thoughts on Masterminds, how he is incorporating them today, and the additional value he is seeing through Masterminding. 

Here’s what Jay shared with us during today’s conversation: 


  • Where in the world Jay is based currently: Gulf Breeze, Florida.
  • The most positive thing to happen in the past 24 hours: Jay made amends with his wife after a bit of a disagreement, and is happy to continue on with their good relationship! 
  • Favourite place in Europe: Sicily, Italy. 
  • A mistake that Jay would like you to learn from so that you don’t have to pay full price: Do your proper and full due diligence - trust, but verify! It’s on you to make the right decision. 
  • Book Recommendations: The Road Less Stupid, by Keith J. Cunningham - 


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Episode Transcript

Billy Keels
Founder & CEO of FGCP
Billy is on a mission to share a roadmap and opportunities with other extremely busy, high-paid professionals on how to find financial freedom through investments. Listen in to learn how!
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Jay Helms

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