Don Costa Investor Mindset Podcast EP24

hosted by:  Steven Pesavento

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Life’s difficulties knock all of us down at one point or another, and the truth is…at some point….we all give up. The difference between those who succeed and those who fail is in who decides to dig themselves out of the hole of defeat – no matter how deep. Want to know the secret to recovering from rock bottom? This is the episode for you!


  1. Get your perspective right – early!
  2. Emotional discipline is a HUGE part of building a sustainable business
  3. Don’t be the bottleneck in your business
  4. Have operational reserves
  5. Know your numbers!
  6. Surround yourself with smarter people than you


  1. How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie (
  2. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill (


  1. FlipTalk Podcast (
  2. FlipTalk Rookie Playbook (
  4. Surviving Me (podcast)

Show Notes:

Don Costa is a real estate investor who focuses on flipping houses, and now wholesaling. He is known for consistently flipping over 100 houses a year, as well as hosting the podcast, FlipTalk. Don has gone through multiple market cycles, and has learned some of the biggest keys to success – and he learned them when he lost it all.

In this episode Don walks us through how his early life set him up to seek balance, and then later in life how drastically his perspective changed when he lost everything in the market downturn. He shares his story of digging his way out of a million dollar deficit, to running a business that brings in a million dollars a month.

Don is driven to succeed at what he does by his passion for his business, but also for his passion to build a great life for his children, and create generational wealth.


Learn from the smartest minds in business & investing.

Rod Khleif

Rod Khleif

Director at The Lifetime CashFlow Academy, Best Selling Author & High Performance Coach
Kathy Fettke

Kathy Fettke

Co-CEO of Real Wealth Network, Host of the Real Wealth Show & author of Retire Rich with Rentals
Chris Voss

Chris Voss

World's #1 Negotiation Coach, Bestselling Author "Never Split The Difference"
Brandon Turner

Brandon Turner

Cohost of BiggerPockets Podcast, Author and Managing Member of Open Door Capital LLC
David Allen

David Allen

Leading authority in organizational and personal productivity, Author of Getting Things Done
Joes Fairless

Joe Fairless

Host of Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever show, Co-Founder of Ashcroft Capital

About The Show

What separates those who succeed from failures? Join thousands of listeners who learn the mindset of real estate investing and how to create multiple income streams. From busy professionals interested in passive investing or the real estate entrepreneurs who are primed to scale all come together to learn the mindset of creating financial and time freedom.

The Investor Mindset is a mix of interviews, and solo shows from Steven you’re not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe, and get ready to change your life.

Steven Pesavento


Steven Pesavento

The Investor Mindset Podcast & President VonFinch Capital

Steven Pesavento has always been obsessed with understanding how we can think better, how we can be better and how we can do better. He is an active real estate investor who curates Commercial Real Estate Investments for clients.

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