June 22

027: The Secret To Achieving More While Doing Less (Sharpening Your Axe)

By AJ Hakimi (The Flipping Ninja)

027: The Secret To Achieving More While Doing Less (Sharpening Your Axe)


The Flipping Ninja

Host: A.J. Hakimi

What You Need to Know [Episode Summary]:

In this episode A.J. talks about the importance of being prepared and doing the hard work up front.

The importance of sharpening your axe, and putting in the time, energy, and resources into yourself NOW — so when opportunity comes your way, you’ll be ready to STRIKE — and capitalize. 

3 Value Bombs:

  • When it comes to flipping, many people are shocked by how much I can sell things for. How I’ll buy something, turn around and sell it for 8x, 9x, 10x what I bought it for. Not just 50% more, or 2x more — but exponentially more. It’s not talent — let’s get that out the way. It’s about skill. Sharpening your axe. It all comes down to your marketing. Salesmanship in print.
  • Sharpening your axe means preparing. Doing the work up front. Being good, getting good, spending a lot of time, energy, money, and resources on getting skilled up. Becoming a pro, becoming a master, becoming an expert, so that when you do take those swings, they count. You won’t have to take as many swings because you’re that good. You don’t have to work as hard because you’re that good.
  • Missing out on opportunities or deals doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. Opportunities are like buses. If you miss one, there’s always another one coming around the corner. They’re everywhere.


“My flipping philosophy can be used universally. That’s the beauty of it. 5 Steps. 5 Secrets. That’s all I teach. If you learn these 5 steps, it doesn’t matter what you’re selling, what you’re buying, what you’re flipping, what you’re doing — none of that matters. You can use it anywhere, anytime, on any item.”

“Anytime you need to persuade or influence someone to do something — whether it’s selling an item, or having your way, or selling an idea or vision that you have — learning these skills will skyrocket your chances of closing the deal. That’s the beauty of what I teach in my flipping philosophy.”

“Once you learn the skills, you can use them anywhere, anytime. Now imagine if you had the skills, how much more opportunity would you be able to capitalize on? You wouldn’t have to take as many swings, because every swing you take will be a home run.”

Sharpen your axe. Put in the time now. Pay the price now. Pay the price today, so you can pay any price tomorrow. Do the work today, so you could do anything you want tomorrow.”

What to Do Next:

Do you love flipping and want to learn more money-making and marketing secrets? Are you ready to earn 1K on the side? Here’s what to do next to make that happen!

SOME GOOD CONTENT TO BINGE: I recommend you binge read (and listen to) everything you can on my website (the one you’re on now!). It is 100% FREE and will train you enough to be able to go make money right away – even if you’re a beginner.

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AJ Hakimi (The Flipping Ninja)

Hey there, I'm AJ, also known as 'The Flipping Ninja'. My flipping journey has been transformative, allowing me to buy sleek cars, indulge in exotic vacations, and even purchase my first house at 24, which I turned into a passive income source. With over 3,000+ items flipped and sales surpassing $300k, it's not just about the numbers. It's about the freedom and empowerment flipping brings.

After years of experience, my mission is to share this life-changing skill. I believe flipping is a powerful side hustle for anyone, from college students to working professionals. Ready to transform your life with flipping? Let's embark on this journey together.

Interested in my full journey? Read More about how I became 'The Flipping Ninja'.

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