Welcome to The Dustin Oldfather Show, where we bring you extraordinary people from around the world to talk life, business, strategy, and whatever happens to come to mind to help you become even more extraordinary!
Hosted by Dustin Oldfather, CEO of The Oldfather Group of Sothebys International Realty and Owner of Motto Mortgage Prosperity.
Hey Animal Lovers!
This week Dustin is joined by Cory Topel, Marketing Manager at Delaware Humane Association, which serves the Wilmington area and Sussex county. DHA is a private non-profit organization founded in 1957 by a group of animal lovers. Cory and DHA have worked so hard to make this organization DE’s premier no-kill shelter, and have strived to create a larger community of animal lovers who support their mission in making friends for life. Here are some topics we discuss in this episode:
*How the pandemic has affected DHA and how the organization has adapted to these challenges.
* Info and tips on how to adopt from DHA
* Major Biden’s backstory… yes he was adopted from DHA!
*Dispelling myths or misconceptions about adopting
* DHA’s Rehoboth renovation updates and the “fear-free” designs being used at the center.
* The many ways that you can support the mission of DHA
Thanks so much to Cory and DHA for taking the time to chat with us about how they serve our community and furry friends. For more info on adoptions, donations, events, and more visit ▶️ https://delawarehumane.org/
In this episode, Dustin talks tourism with Scott Thomas. As the Executive Director of Southern Delaware Tourism, Scott discusses the impact of pandemic-related restrictions on DE tourism and what he hopes to see in the 2021 summer season. If you live in DE full-time, or if you are a seasonal visitor, you'll find Scott's vast knowledge about things to do in Delaware as leisure time gold! Here are some topics we discuss:
How the pandemic has effected tourism and hospitality in DE during 2020
How DE is getting back on track, and how businesses are getting back to normal-ish in 2021
Seasonal festivals increasing the tourism window
Hidden Treasures! Scott's "local's guide" to paddling, biking, birding, and dining
The "Culinary Coast" and DE's vibrant food scene
Check out visitsoutherndelaware.com for where to stay, play, and discover in Southern Delaware.
Dustin is fortunate enough to have David Tam, MD, President & CEO of Beebe Healthcare as our guest for this episode. Joined by Ryan Marshall, Public Relations Content Coordinator at Beebe Healthcare, Dustin and Dr. Tam have a straightforward and easy to understand discussion about some important questions and concerns regarding coronavirus and the COVID-19 vaccine that is steadily becoming available to Delaware residents. Here are some topics of discussion:
Delaware's phased vaccination plan timeline on a state level
Goals and efforts of Beebe Healthcare's vaccination plan on a local level
How to get on vaccination lists
What vaccines do, how they work in your body, and immune response after vaccination
How herd immunity works and what it involves
Realistic timelines for 2021
What to do if you have COVID-19: symptoms to look for and treatment to seek out.
For more information or instructions on how to get on a vaccine waiting list, visit www.beebehealthcare.org and click on the yellow bar at the top of the page.
Dustin welcomes Chris Pflueger, Chief Development Officer (CDO) at We Insure®, which is one of the fastest-growing insurance franchise operations in the country.
With 11 years of senior-level franchise experience and 25 years of professional sales expertise (RE/MAX, Motto Mortgage), Chris has also served as CEO of a professional sales consulting firm dedicated to helping franchise companies achieve maximum results. Here’s a taste of what we’re talking about in this episode:
• Sustainable strategies for managing growth
• The benefits of franchising
• How to get ideas off the ground
• Building revenue streams
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This week we’re joined by financial advisor and coastal Delaware local Gary Richman. As president of Richman Wealth Management, Gary has 39 years of experience helping clients work toward a comfortable retirement. Here are a few key insights from Gary during our enlightening conversation:
Getting the most out of tax-free Delaware and using it to accelerate retirement investing.
Living and retiring in DE while experiencing the unique, low-cost entertainment/dining/shopping opportunities that are everywhere.
The joys of a low-key lifestyle in Rehoboth: the beach, boardwalk, great educational systems, wonderful retirement, and senior services.
Also, we discover Gary’s stage presence as “The Singing Stock Broker” at Breakfast Guru, Rehoboth Beach.
Dustin is joined by Carmen Badan, broker and owner at RealPro Realty and author of "Stand Out From The Crowd."
Previously recorded at Gary Vaynerchuk's Agent2021 event in Miami, Carmen shares her advice for real estate agents and business professionals. Her tips about creating content and self-promotion will help you be more authentic and vulnerable with your online presence.
This quick 3-minute interview is great for those stuck or intimidated about the idea of business or personal promotion on social media and beyond.
Dustin is joined by friend, mentor, and hugely successful CEO Sharran Srivatsaa. Previously recorded at the Impact Agent University Conference, Sharran shares his surprisingly simple foundations for success, which come in three steps:
1. Singularity of Focus
2. Cadence Accountability
3. Process to Deliver
This is a hard-hitting 3-minute show geared toward getting you on (or back on) track to being your most successful and extraordinary.
Dustin welcomes Bob Yesbek to the podcast! Known as the “Rehoboth Foodie,” Yesbek is a coastal Delaware food writer, radio personality, and musician. Naturally, Bob and Dustin talk about their love of great food, great restaurants, and the creative professionals behind some of your favorite coastal DE/MD eateries. A true storyteller, Bob shares his love of music and food throughout his unique journey from pre-med to Pitmaster and everything in between. Listening is sure to induce hunger, so make sure you have a snack handy.
You can find Bob on rehobothfoodie.com, 105.9 FM from 3-5pm on Saturdays, or on Facebook.
Got 3 minutes? Dustin takes a quick deep dive with entrepreneur and investor John Henry at Gary Vaynerchuk's Agent2021 in Miami. John gives amazing advice for entrepreneurs and business owners about creating content and covers issues like:
The flexibility of "microstories" in social media
How to combat the "white noise" of self-promotion
The importance of building on themes that are currently working right now in your business
John Henry is a Dominican-American entrepreneur and investor. Henry has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30, Inc 30 Under 30, Adweek Creative 100, The Root 100, and Ebony Power 100 lists. Be sure to check out his TV series "Hustle" on Viceland.
John Wentworth joins Dustin's podcast to share his compelling journey from overcoming a traumatic childhood to being president of his own successful independent real estate brokerage. Join John and Dustin as they discuss what life events can teach us, the traits of a good leader, and the genuine belief that anything is possible.
John began his real estate career with Remax, becoming the #1 Remax Agent in Genesee and Livingston Counties, MI, from 2011-2017. In 2018, John launched an independent brokerage, Wentworth Real Estate Group, and continues to have record breaking successes.
**Please note that this episode contains brief depictions of childhood trauma/abuse that some people may find disturbing. Some adult language is also briefly used in this episode.
Dustin sits down with Ward Morrison, president of Motto Franchising, LLC, to talk about overcoming challenges in the mortgage industry, the importance of creating a consumer journey, the advantage of teamwork, and how to gain value in a mortgage franchise system. Plus, we learn whose faces are on Ward’s personal “Mount Rushmore!”
The Motto Mortgage network of locally owned and operated mortgage brokerages provides homebuyers and refinancers like you with competitive rates, loan comparisons, ease of application, and industry professionals who understand your market. Motto Mortgage network is breaking the mold by giving the power of choice back to consumers with less jargon, more transparency, and even more options to choose from as they shop for the right home loan.
Dustin talks with good friend and colleague Bob Backman about his history in the broadcasting industry, how his chance encounter with Dustin led him to own his own tv station, the benefits of taking chances, and the importance of self-improvement and creativity over competition.
Bobby Backman is President/COO WRDE NBC Coast TV and Host/Producer Cool Bobby B's Doo Wop Stop
Dustin sits down with Wes Mast of Pro-Spect Property Solutions to talk about the home inspection industry, where they see the future of the business going, and how to run and operate a successful business!
Pro-Spect is a full-service inspection company serving all of Delaware, Eastern Shore Maryland, and Southeast Pennsylvania.