Do Things That Don’t Scale

Digging Your Well in 2022 Let’s get right into it! As the title suggests, it’s time to talk about some business building 101, 201, and 301 level stuff. The main impetus for writing this episode is to talk to my appraiser brethren and sistren, but I’m quite confident there is enough meat in these mindsets…

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The Six Ds of a Successful Business

Pay Attention to the Last One! In this episode, as we quite often do on this show, we’re going to talk about business building, and we’re going to lay out 5 levels of business development so you can figure out where yours might be, or said more succinctly, where you might be as the owner…

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From Ordinary to Extraordinary

You’ll Be Surprised What it Takes! So good to be back with all of you again this week, my friends! The past week has been a whirlwind of travel, power networking, a little sightseeing, some great food, a little sun and sand, and a little bit of education. I was invited to speak and teach…

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Should I Hire A Therapist or a Coach?

The Most Common Questions Asked About Business Coaching If you’ve been a listener of the show since seasons one and two, you’ll remember that we used to do an episode every month or so where I would address a question, or questions from our mail bag. I get emails and private messages every week from…

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5 Rules of Wealth Building

Ignore These Rules at Your Own Financial Peril! It’s that time of year again, my friends! It’s time to talk about money management and wealth building. We’re headed into springtime, which is the season of renewal and rebirth, and always feels like the best time to refresh our goals and plans for how we want…

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The CEO of You, Inc.

Developing a Boss Mindset! What is the ROI of you? ROI stands for return on investment, and it’s used throughout the business world as a way to peel back the layers of financial decision making to see if what you’re investing your time, your money, your social capital, in essence, your resources on is paying…

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3 Tactics of Market Revolutionaries

Playing the Game at Level 10! Last year I recorded an episode called Becoming a Market Revolutionary, where I gave you 6 mindsets of what the great Strategic Coach, Dan Sullivan, calls Game Changers. I went deep on all of them and, as is typical for me, I changed some of them a bit. I’ve…

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Your Empowerment Ecosystem

5 Steps to Intentionally Developing a Powerful Peer Group! We’re going to start this episode off with a couple quotes from the great Tony Robbins. If you don’t know who Tony Robbins is, I’m sorry. Just google the name and you’ll instantly know by the teeth, the voice, the size, the late night infomercials, the…

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Wisdom Keys for Life and Business

Part 2 Hopefully you have all listened to the last episode where I introduced the first 5 wisdom keys since I may reference some of them in this episode. However, even if you haven’t listened to that one yet, you can still get some value from this episode because wisdom is wisdom and there is…

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Wisdom Keys for Life and Business

Part 1 As many of our long time listeners know from prior episodes, I chose a somewhat unique path of study after high school. Instead of going the fairly traditional route of college, degree, job, I chose zen monastery, martial arts immersion, travel, and training. I did university for a bit but, when compared to…

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Staying Above the API

Don’t Become a Cog in the Machine! As you well know, we live in an increasingly digital world. You can’t pick up an article or watch a news story these days without some mention about how technology, digitization, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the speed of advancement in those areas is having some kind of…

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The Top 5 Traits of Unsuccessful People!

Avoid These At All Costs! I’ve made it a point over the years to talk about success, wealth building, relationship building, the financial health of your business, mindset, the science of success, and a bunch of other topics, almost all of them framed in a positive way. Afterall, one of the best ways to add…

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Flipping the Drama Triangle

The Empowerment Dynamic in Action In the last episode, we talked about drama and how it tends to play out in life and business. We talked about a framework called the drama triangle, which is a term coined by Dr. Stephen Karpman back in the 70’s to describe patterns of behavior he’d observed playing out…

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The Drama Triangle

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What Roles Are You Playing? Who loves drama? We all love drama! One of the aspects of being human is that we have emotions and those emotions guide and direct us throughout our lives in all the decisions we make in every moment. We all like to believe that we make rational decisions with careful…

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Rules For Preachin’

How to Be Your Company’s Best Evangelist I mentioned in the last episode, and I say it in the intro now, that, in addition to running my own appraisal company in Michigan, I’m also the head of community, culture, and coaching, as well as what is called the Chief Evangelist for a company called, True…

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The Devil’s Vortex

Where Dreams Go To Die! I don’t want to scare you with this episode, but we’re going to talk about some scary things with the strategy and mindset I’ll be teaching in this one. The strategy, let’s call it a tool, is one that I learned from several of the different coaches I have, and…

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Fall in Love with the Process

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How Fear Setting Can Help You Reach Your Goals! Happy New Year my friends, and welcome to 2022! Another revolution around the sun, another year wiser, another year better than you were the year before, and another year to take some chances, make some moves, push some projects forward, and another year to become the…

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Hard Wired to Give

Reciprocity for appraisers

The Law of Reciprocity at Work! I’d like to introduce you to a man named Phillip Kunz. You may already know the name because you may have received a Christmas card from him without knowing it. Of course, maybe you won’t remember because it was way back in 1974 when he sent you a Christmas…

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Create Your Own Business Category

Creating your own category for appraisers

Escape the Competition and Own the Market! Let’s start off today’s episode with a quote from author, Seth Godin. Actually, it’s not so much a quote as it is one of his daily blog posts, a blog that he has been putting out a daily post in since 2008. Yes, you heard that correctly. Seth…

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Don’t Just Manage, Lead!

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The Top 6 Things Good Leaders Do! We’re going to talk about leadership in this episode so, get ready! It’s one of may favorite topics to talk about because it’s one of my favorite things to study and practice. I don’t believe we can ever end our study and practice of leadership principles if being…

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