59. Next Level Income

“When you understand that your self-worth is not determined by your net-worth, then you’ll have financial freedom.” 

–Suze Orman

This is the 3rd podcast of PodMax Live, round 2! Continuing on the “money” theme and conversation around investing, integrity, and even bringing that athlete competitive mentality to business. Chris shares his journey and process and even touches on CrossFit… some of you will either love it or fast forward ha. Either way this cast is chalk full of great info, particularly if you are parents and you are working to get into the conversation of money, wealth, and saving for your kiddos. Chris breaks it down how he works with his kids around money, how often they go to the bank, and their “inner family” savings conversations. Chris has his MBA, is a fellow podcaster, and is the author of, you guessed it, Next Level Income. Next Level Income focuses on how to make, keep, and grow your money using the “holy grail of real estate” to achieve financial independence. Get that long term, generational wealth paper! Cheers, enjoy:)


Competing as an athlete and as a business person. Saving, investing, real estate, long term generational wealth. Kids and money. Financial education. Financial tools, resources, books, and podcasts. Finding your authentic self, operating with integrity, and creating passive income so you can enjoy the journey in alignment… aka that much more. Questioning a better way, graceful disruption. 

Christopher Larsen

Christopher Larsen is the founder and Managing Partner of Next-Level Income, through which he helps investors become financially independent through education and investment opportunities. Chris has been investing in and managing real estate for over 20 years. While completing his degree in Biomechanical Engineering and M.B.A. in Finance at Virginia Tech, he bought his first single-family rental at age 21. During his subsequent career in the medical device industry, Chris expanded into development, private-lending, buying distressed debt as well as commercial office, and ultimately syndicating multifamily properties. He began syndicating deals in 2016 and has been actively involved in over $150M of real estate acquisitions. In addition to real estate, Chris has invested in equities, oil & gas, and small business lending, as well as being active in Venture South, one of the nation’s Top 10 Angel Investing groups. Chris lives with his wife and two boys in Asheville, NC where he loves spending time with them in the outdoors and enjoying the food and culture that the region has to offer.

Next Level Income (the book):

Get Chris’s Book, Next Level Income for FREE

Chris Larsen wrote his book, Next-Level Income, to illustrate how the goal of investing shouldn’t be just about money. This book is not only about investing in real estate; it is about the search for financial freedom and the freedom that it can provide in your life. In the book, Chris shares some of his life experiences and why he now invests in real estate. His mission in writing the book was to help others achieve financial independence.

Chris bought his first rental property at age 21 and has spent the last 20 years owning, managing and investing in many types of real estate. He also has spent more than 15 years in the medical device industry working with doctors and surgeons. Today he enjoys working with individuals to help them Make money, Keep more money and ultimately grow their money through what he calls “The Holy Grail” of real estate.

In the pages of this book, Chris shares his experiences of how he achieved financial freedom. You will learn how Chris can help you create a life of financial freedom so that you can live life on your own terms, and focus on your passions in life.



58. Young Entrepreneurship

Young aspiring entrepreneurs, this cast is for you! This is the second cast of Podmax Live round 2 and we are focusing on money, investing, and business- from the young person’s perspective. I welcome Trevor Oldham on to the T&T mic to share his business journey 23 years in the making… yes, he is just 23 and has started several businesses, is thriving in his current one, Podcasting You, and is now a published author! Trevor shares his successes and failures, from product reselling, to knock offs (by accident!), to deep importance of customer service. It is so inspiring to see a young person chase their dreams early AND do it with integrity at the forefront of the mission. It’s not all about money, it’s about people and the way you treat them. There are some great biz tips and tricks in here and if you’re just looking to try something out small and a new entrepreneur, you just might be able to repeat some of Trevor’s initial steps- grab a note pad. We cover the startup, influencer marketing, and everything in-between! Great work, Trevor, can’t wait to see what is next for you! Cheers!!


Entrepreneurship at a young age, high school, college, post college. Business failures and successes. How to get a business started. The importance of people and customer service. Influencer marketing, reselling, and lessons learned hard. From making $7/hour to starting a business and making much, much more… questioning a better way. 

Trevor Oldham, Founder of Podcasting You

As the founder of Podcasting You, I understand that it can be difficult to reach your audience in a noisy world.

That’s why I started Podcasting You in 2017 from my dorm room after seeing the first-hand results from being a podcast guest and being able to speak directly to my ideal audience on a 1-on-1 format.

I knew that there were successful individuals whom the world needed to know about and hear from, but haven’t had the chance to share their story.

Through being an expert podcast guest, we give our clients the opportunity to directly speak to their ideal audience and share their story and expertise which leads to increase leads, attracting new customers, and growing their brand. If you are looking to have us Podcast You, please apply here

Podcasting You is a done for you podcast booking agency that enables six and seven-figure individuals to speak to their ideal audience to increase leads, attract new customers, and grow their brand.