Dec. 26, 2022

037: Cody Sperber | The Path to Being a Clever Investor

037: Cody Sperber | The Path to Being a Clever Investor

Welcome Back to Go Big to Give Big Podcasts with Randy Molland and Steve Arneson. Today we are joined by the Clever Investor himself, Cody Sperber!  Cody is a US Navy veteran turned successful real estate investor, entrepreneur, and influencer. Cody shares his story of how he overcame adversity in high school to chase his dreams and find success. He talks about why self-development is so important, how he has built a successful brand, and why he believes in giving back through his development company. Listeners are inspired to dream bigger and learn how to give back from their profits. Throughout the conversation, Cody will delve into topics such as mastering the skills of human connection, influence, and persuasion; having a daily routine; embracing personal development through audiobooks and podcasts; understanding one's self-worth; unlocking emotional resilience; and more. This inspiring conversation provides insight into leveraging success for a greater cause and making an impact with your profits. Plus, hear Cody’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to get started in the world of real estate investing.

[00:00 - 09:35] Cody Sperber: The Man Behind the Brand, the Clever Investor

·        Cody Sperber is a well-known real estate investing influencer on social media. He uses his social media presence to educate and train investors on building wealth through real estate

  • Cody is passionate about self-development and helping others deal with past traumas to become the best version of themselves.
  • Cody shares his story on how he had a difficult childhood, moving frequently and struggling with bullying and a lack of direction,
  • Cody eventually found success in real estate investing and started the Clever Investor brand to help others learn about investing
  • Cody believes in giving back and using his platform to make a positive impact on others


[09:35 - 19:21] The Importance of Persuasion and Influence in Life and Business

·        Cody has found success in various areas, including sales and business, through mastering the skills of influence and persuasion.

·        Cody engages in personal development practices, such as seeking out mentors and studying their methods, to improve his leadership skills

·        Cody's life experiences, including failures and challenges, have shaped his abilities and skills and he recognizes and learns from these experiences in order to grow and improve.

·        Cody finds that building strong human connections leads to success in various areas, including sales and enrolling others in his vision


[19:21 - 28:22] Overcoming Misconceptions about Personal Development


  • Cody emphasizes the importance of self-awareness in personal development and talks about how self-reflection and self-awareness can act as a "boss" that must be defeated in order to reach new levels of growth
  • Personal development should focus on health, spiritual connection, and self-improvement rather than just tactics and techniques
  • Cody shares his own experience of initially perceiving personal development as "too woo-woo" or feminine. However, he learned the value of practices like breathwork for achieving deep connections with oneself and increased empathy and clarity
  • Cody discusses how personal pain and struggles can drive individuals to achieve success and growth. He emphasizes the importance of addressing and working through personal pain in order to truly connect with oneself and achieve success
  • Cody highlights the importance of finding a balance between tactical business strategies and personal development for overall success. Focusing too much on tactics and techniques without addressing personal growth can lead to a lack of fulfillment and connection with oneself.


[28:22 - 36:30] Maximizing Opportunities in a Changing Market

·        Cody predicts that there will be mass layoffs and a decrease in demand for luxury goods and real estate in the coming months. He advises businesses to focus on providing life preservers to customers who are feeling scared and financially strained

  • Cody emphasizes the importance of strong leadership and effective communication within a business.
  • He suggests that leaders should be transparent and authentic and that they should focus on providing value to their team and customers
  • Cody also advises businesses to focus on hiring and acquiring talent and to be proactive in their marketing efforts
  • He mentions the current economic challenges, including the currency crisis, expensive borrowing costs, and the effects of Covid on supply and demand
  • He suggests that businesses should take advantage of the upcoming transfer of wealth and be the loudest in their marketing efforts



[36:30 - 42:41] The Giving Spirit of the Entrepreneur Community

·        Cody shares his experience of giving at the orphanage of his friend Cole and how raised over a million dollars in 2022 through their events.

·        Cody describes his and Cole's emotional reaction to the generosity of the entrepreneur community at their events

·        Cody is motivated to continue hosting events knowing they can make a significant impact on a specific cause.

·        Cody understood that events are not pitch fests, but rather a time for learning, hanging out, and masterminding together.


[42:41- 48:11] Quick Questions

Brag one charity you like: Chandler Compadres

What would get you more excited? Donating a $1 million check or spending a week physically helping others: Spending a week physically helping others would get me more excited than donating a $1 million check because Cody would personally find it more rewarding and fulfilling.

 • Who inspires you with their giving? Jesse Itzler

Do you think entrepreneurs should start a giving from day one or after they have some seen some success? Entrepreneurs should start giving from day one because it helps them fight for something bigger than themselves and can be easily integrated into their business operations.

What is the first thing that you think of when you hear Go Big to Give Big: For Cody, Go Big to Give Big means that one should strive to be successful in order to have a greater impact through charitable giving. It is believed that this approach can lead to a lasting legacy and make a significant difference in the world.

In one word, describe the feeling you get when you give: Grateful.

Do you believe that money can buy you happiness: Money can bring temporary happiness through the ability to solve problems and help others, but true joy and happiness come from internal work and a selfless attitude. Luxury items may not bring lasting happiness.



[48:11 - 50:10] Closing Segment

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·        Final words





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"Real joy and happiness don’t come from money. It comes when you really are connected and you're able to show love and solve big problems and really help other people." – Cody Sperber




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