Thanksgiving is over and the leftovers are all gone so now what? Just keep being thankful. If we focus on Giving and not Getting, we can continue to practice giving throughout the Holiday season and when we are Thankful, my friends, on a daily basis, this is where the magic happens.
Episode 98 Integrity: A Badge of Honor - Integrity is not a sweater you wear for the new fall season. Integrity is who you are. It is your DNA. When Integrity is your true essence, this is your Badge of Honor. Wear it proudly my friends.
Episode 97 Be A Giver Not A Taker - “Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have”. Take notice and you will see that the more successful people around you are the ones who are giving the most and the selfish lone wolves are becoming more isolated and eventually fall by the wayside. Be a giver not a taker and give all of yourself to everyone around you unconditionally and selflessly. When you are at that place of giving, my friends, this is where the magic happens.
Episode 96 My Purpose In Life - God’s purpose for me is to have a relationship with Him and, as a result, I am at peace. This place of peace allows me to use my God-given talent which is to help people. It is my DNA and what I do with it, is up to me. I pray for and wish all the same for you. When you are good with God, in a place of peace, using the talents He gave you; this my friends, is where the magic happens.
Episode 94 Collaboration - Hear how the younger generation is giving value to each other and working together to create content and produce projects with a “what can we accomplish together” attitude. This is behavior that the older generation should pay attention to and learn from.
Episode 93 How Not to Execute: A follow-up to yesterday’s episode, “Leadership is in the Execution”. Hear how Not to execute. Once you fail to execute or make it about you while you are executing, your efforts are no longer genuine and you immediately lose.
Episode 060 Choosing the Right Friends Part Two - As per the Huffington Post, the people you associate with have a major impact and influence on your personal success. You must chooses the Right friends and here’s how: 6. Choose friends with similar interests 7. Choose friends who have a thirst for knowledge 8. Choose friends who will celebrate your success 9. Choose friends who are go-getters and 10. Be a friend first. If you live by the Golden Rule and give all you can to others, you will have friendships that are fulfilling and rewarding.
Episode 061 How To Be A Leader In Your Community - Serving your Community is an honorable way to give back to society while getting your name and business out in front of the public. Give free presentations to various community organizations providing information that will benefit your target audience. Volunteer with community groups and causes that you as a person are passionate about. People do business with you if they know, like and trust you. Get involved in your community. Do it for you, do it for your business and do it because it’s the Right thing to do.
Episode 089 Delayed Gratification Update: A follow-up to Episode 086 where I was contemplating what to do when returning my last leased vehicle. Do I drive out with another 4 wheeled monthly payment or do I walk out and stop the financial bleeding. Listen to see what I did.
Episode 088 Happy Valentine’s Day - If you have someone special, keep loving them with all your heart. If you don’t have someone special, today is a great day to start loving yourself. If you don’t love yourself, you can’t give love to others. This year is about a little “you” time because before you can “do”, you have to “be”. The first step, then, is self-awareness. Who are you? Who do you want to be? What do you want? Step two is openness. Put on that Faccia Bella instead of that Faccia Brutta. But you then need, step three, patience. Wait for that special person to gravitate towards you. For how long? “ALAIT”: As Long As It Takes because the second you put a time limit on the process, you lose.
Episode 087 Robert C Stern - The Social Leader. Robert learned how to use Facebook to connect with others and by connecting to people, he became a top selling real estate agent. Now Robert teaches others that success on Facebook is all about engagement. He suggests you Like and Reply to every reply your posts generate. He further suggests your posts be either Entertaining or Educational or else nobody is interested. Robert also suggests that you post to your Facebook business page at least once a day and share the post to your personal page. Lastly, Robert believes that the use of Facebook Live Videos is the best way to increase your reach. Hats off to you Robert C Stern. You truly are The Social Leader.
Episode 086 Delayed Gratification - Delayed Gratification is the opposite of impulse buying. We constantly find ourselves on the horns of a dilemma because, as a society, we have learned to acquire stuff. Bigger is better and more is better. Combined with the quick and easy availability of spending, we have become a society obsessed with instant gratification. Delayed Gratification is a skill that requires practice, discipline, self-control and patience. Listen to some of the benefits of practicing Delayed Gratification. You have what it takes so next time you want stuff, remember two marshmallows are better than one.
Episode 085 Patience - Yesterday, Elon Musk successfully launched the world’s most powerful rocket, the Falco Heavy. He first reported this idea to the press in April 2011. Imagine the Patience Elon Musk and his team at Space X must have had to bring this amazing accomplishment to fruition. What kind of Patience do we need to realize our goals and dreams? Patience is a process consisting of self-awareness; who are you now. Who do you want to be or what is it that you want. What do you have to do be that person or to reach that goal. Whatever dreams or goals are on your launchpad, Patience will get you to 3...2....1....Lift-off.
Episode 084 The Real Estate Brokerage Apocalypse - Listen to a recap of Gary Vaynerchuk’s podcast interview of Million Dollar Listing NY’s Ryan Serhant. Real Estate Brokerage is already evolving. EXIT Realty Int’l is proof of this because of their unique commission structure paying residual income to their agents. EXIT Realty is not trying to make a name for themselves. EXIT Realty, instead, provides their agents with all the state of the art tools so they can brand themselves. When the real estate Brokerage Apocalypse comes, as Ryan predicts, only EXIT Realty agents will be armed with the tools to survive the New Age of Real Estate. Get with the program and join the EXIT Realty family.
Episode 083 While You Are Waiting - It’s February. Now what? All those great ideas you had on January first haven’t quite began to reap the benefits you had hoped. Now you are frustrated and ready to fall back into complacency. Eric Thomas has 4 great tips for what to do while you are waiting: 1. Work while you wait 2. Work on your focus 3. Work on your faith and 4. Work on yourself. Get out there and get what’s yours but you have to put in the time and the work. Don’t just sit there waiting on the world to change.
Episode 082 Complacency - The Silent Killer of Success. Are you in a rut; Paralyzed by Complacency? Here are some ways to overcome Complacency: 1. Embrace creativity 2. Transparency 3. Accountability 4. Help someone else achieve 5. Small successes and 6. Believe in Yes. When you are in that rut, that funk, walk by faith and pray to God for guidance.
Episode 081 Summer Leadership Opportunities - What are your kids doing this summer? Now is the time to do research, submit applications and initiate communication to secure a great leadership opportunity this summer. Listen to some great tips. Today our kids have a gazillion more opportunities than we did. Encourage them to get on the right path towards a fulfilling future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.
Episode 081 Leadership Opportunities For Our Children. What are your kids doing this summer? Now is the time to research, submit applications and initiate communications to line up a great summer leadership opportunity for your kids. Listen to a few tips to get your kids started to secure a rewarding summer leadership experience. There are gazillions more opportunities for our kids today than when we were young. There is no excuse for kids today to sit around all summer playing XBOX. Help them get started on the path to a fulfilling future.
Episode 080 Leaders in Disguise - Leaders are not always dressed a certain way. They don’t always have advanced certifications and degrees. They are sometimes just the guy or gal next to you on line but they are experiencing trials & tribulations you would not wish on anyone. These unassuming heroes are leading themselves back from their own living hell trying to land on their feet and reclaim their dignity. They could give up and wallow in self-pity, but Leaders don’t do that. Leaders get punched in the face, knocked on their ass, get back up and keep going. To be a real leader, you have to be able to lead yourself even if it’s to come back from hell. Let’s not judge those around us. Reach out to someone, even for a moment and be their glimmer of hope, reminding them that “this too shall pass”.
Episode 079 Public Speaking & Leadership Part 3 - Hear about some of the venues where you can speak to an audience as well as some public speaking training available. We all have something of value to say, just get out there and say it. Leaders have a voice and use it to inspire.
Episode 078 Public Speaking & Leadership Part 2 - Here are some quick tips to become a better speaker: 1. Never memorize your speech. 2. Use conversational language. 3. Practice & Rehearse. 4. Focus on your message and 5. Take a Public Speaking class. Becoming a confident and competent public speaker is achieved only through focused effort and a lot of practice. “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”....”Practice, Practice, Practice”.
Episode 077 Public Speaking & Leadership - The ability to communicate is the top 3rd Competency of Leadership. Leadership is influence and public speaking provides 3 avenues that are paramount to bestow influence. 1. Exposure - A person who is willing to step forward and speak has a voice. 2. Connection - When you connect with your audience by sharing your personal stories, they will connect with you. 3. Change - When you stand up and speak in a powerful way, you will get people thinking and change the hearts and minds of your audience. Effective leadership requires the capacity to drive influence. Public speaking is the engine and the avenues of Exposure, Connection and Change are the 3 gears, first, second & third, that get you there.
Episode 076 Jeff Mistretta Real Estate Agent Extraordinaire Live. Listen to a live interview with Jeff Mistretta from Episode 002. Jeff explains his specialty as a Buyer’s Agent as well as the importance of working with a Buyer’s Agent. Jeff also shares his thoughts on Leadership and his suggestion for all Real Estate Agents. Jeff Mistretta is a true leader and is changing peoples’ lives. Get out there and be like Jeff.
Episode 075 Great Leaders Inspire Those Around Them. Do you? Here are 10 Ways to Inspire others: By expecting the most of them. By challenging them. By caring about them. By taking a stand for what you believe in. By having the courage to change course. By being vulnerable. By practicing Integrity. By sharing the credit. By sharing your influences and By listening to them. I believe God put us on this earth to inspire others to be more, to be the best that they can be and to not give up. Remember, It’s not over until You WIN.
Episode 074 Let’s Empower Our Youth - Today’s teens & young adults have a desire to lead and make a difference but they often feel that their efforts are unsupported and untapped. They sometimes feel they have neither a voice nor a venue for their contributions. These aspiring great minds and big hearts are looking for ways to be part of the solution, but need training and support to take the next step. So, what can we, as leaders who pride ourselves on inspiring others, do to help? 1. Give them tools 2. Encourage the use of passion 3. Give them a voice without judgement 4. Encourage patience 5. Encourage formation of habits 6. Let them fail and 7. Encourage storytelling. “The children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.” Please pray for the victims of today’s horrific school shooting in Kentucky.
Episode 073 Lifelong Regrets Part Two - When you are sitting in that rocking chair 20, 30 or 40 years from now, what are you going to say that you wish you did? Mistakes to STOP making NOW to avoid lifelong regrets: 6. Forgetting to live in the moment 7. Giving up true love 8. Denying others happiness 9. Not standing up for yourself and others and 10. Disregarding your health & wellness. When you are in that rocking chair, will YOU smile knowing that you did your part to make the world a better place?
Episode 072 Lifelong Regrets - When you are sitting in that rocking chair, 20, 30 or 40 years from now, what are you going to say that you wish you did? Mistakes to STOP making NOW to avoid Lifelong Regrets: 1. Following someone else’s dream 2. Taking your loved ones for granted 3. Pretending to be someone you are not 4. Burning bridges and 5. Telling lies.
Episode 071 When DO You Monetize - It is important to be patient and wait for your money. The moment you decide to monetize, you give up your leverage. Once you start monetizing, it is not about your audience or followers...It’s now about you. Once you move out of the friend zone and start putting your hand in their pockets, you better have a leg to stand on. If it’s too soon and they do not know, like and adore you, then you just jumped the shark. The right way to monetize is to WOW your audience to the point that they now feel guilty if they don’t buy your book, subscribe to your service or join your master mind group. Whether you are building your business or your brand, have patience and put the time and work into the process. It is in the process, where you grow, expand and evolve. It is in the process, my friends, where the magic happens.
Episode 070 What Is Your Side Hustle? - You have a variety of interests. Which one do you focus on, how do you tap into your expertise and what are the first steps to take?: 1. Don’t fall in love with your first idea 2. Go with your strengths 3. Don’t quit your day job 4. Build your skill set and 5. Stay in Your lane and run Your race. Do it on the side and do You....Boo.
Episode 069 How To Monetize Your Passion - Generating cash from your activities can be like getting blood from a stone. Monetization is the last step in the creation cycle. All the hard work must be done upfront. If you enjoy what you are doing and not just doing it for the money, you will go that extra mile, make one more call, put in more hours and influence one more person. Monetization is the final phase. It may take years so let’s get started: 1. Be clear on your passion 2. Align your passion with what you are good at 3. Find a need and fill it 4. Tailor what you are offering to the avatar of your consumer and 5. Work a marketing plan. Growing your business is a fluid process where you are continually learning, advancing and evolving. A process where you take what you love to do, the essence of who you are, and change the world in your own little way. This, my friends, is where the magic happens and then the money will follow.
Episode 068 Courage - What’s In Your Wallet? You can harness the inner strength you already have to grow a successful business. From public speaking to skydiving, there are countless things in life that take courage. Starting a new business is on the top of this list, but there are ways to face these challenges without fear: 1. Rely on trusted experts 2. Challenge yourself 3. Focus on your mission 4. Join a networking group and 5. Protect your investment. Courage comes with time and experience and you can gradually build your own confidence by pushing yourself to take on challenges.
Episode 067 Ty Gerot - Entrepreneur, Leader & Loyal Friend. Will you be able to take the lead and fight the good fight when life punches you in the face or when the grim reaper comes knocking? When you get that call at 2 am, will you spring into action the way Ty did this morning. Ty got that call and rushed to a friend’s home who had just passed away. Ty took control making the appropriate notifications while providing solace and strength to those present. Will you be able to step up and lead at times like this? Ty Gerot you are a loyal friend and a true leader. Keep fighting the good fight my friend.
Episode 066 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr - Time Magazine’s Man of the Year In 1963; Nobel Peace Prize Winner In 1964. Entrepreneur Magazine honors this great visionary leader for providing three leadership lessons that have become the backbone of Entrepreneurship today. 1. Total commitment to your cause 2. Disrupting the Status Quo is essential for change and 3. Have a Dream, communicate it and execute it. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr had a dream..... Do you?
Episode 065 How To Gain Respect And Become An Influential Leader Part Three - Leadership is Influence. In order to influence others, you need their respect. Here’s how: 12. Ask before telling 13. Anticipate and optimize 14. Take risks and 15. Expect Greatness. Before you Do, you have to Be and the better you become through growth, the more respect you will get and then the more powerful your influence will be.
Episode 064 How To Gain Respect And Become An Influential Leader Part Two - Leadership is influence. In order to influence others, you need their respect. Here’s how: 7. Understand people personally 8. Position your people properly 9. Praise liberally 10. Mentor, Coach and Advocate and 11. Create partnerships with your people.
Episode 063 How To Gain Respect And Become An Influential Leader - Leadership is influence, plain and simple. But in order to influence others, you need their respect. So how do you gain respect as a leader? 1. Find your style and inspire 2. Demonstrate Integrity 3. Do your homework 4. Invest in yourself 5. Manage your brand and 6. Concentrate on the future.
Episode 062 Lessons Most Leaders Learn Too Late In Life - Listen to Richard Branson’s three Leadership Mantras that Today’s Leaders must master before it is too late: 1. Communicate with your ears 2. Accept that failure is the foundation for success and 3. Put your employees first, even ahead of your customers.
Episode 059 Choosing the Right Friends - The people you associate with have a major impact and influence on your personal success. For your long term success, you must choose the right friends. Here’s how: 1. Associate higher 2. Choose friends with similar values 3. Choose friends with common goals 4. Choose friends who bring balance and 5. Choose friends who stretch, motivate and encourage you.
Episode 058 Instilling Leadership In Our Children Part 3 - Today’s Children Are Tomorrow’s Leaders. What can we do? 11. Use vision boards and flip charts to teach goal setting 12. Avoid jumping in as the savior and allow your child to work through the project 13. Find your child a Mentor 14. Encourage fun reading to promote greater intellectual progress and 15. Teach the value of money through money management to help them live within their means. We, as leaders, can prepare our children today to be the leaders that this great country needs tomorrow.
Episode 057 Instilling Leadership In Our Children Part 2 - Today’s Children are Tomorrow’s Leaders. So what can we do? 6. Practice confident communication 7. Encourage work 8. Enroll in Summer Camp 9. Have Family Game Night and 10. Teach project planning skills.
Episode 056 Instilling Leadership In Our Children - Today’s Children Are Tomorrow’s Leaders. What can we do? 1. Set a good example 2. Encourage team activities 3. Emphasize perseverance 4. Build negotiation skills and 5. Hone decision-making abilities.
Episode 055 Winter Storm 2018 - Your Financial Goals. 1. STOP spending money 2. SAVE money 3. PAY OFF debt 4. INVEST 5. TAX PREP and 6. FINANCIAL EDUCATION. Are you prepared for the next financial Storm? Get your head in the game. Cash is king.
Episode 054 May Olde Acquaintance Be Forgot. In with the new, out with the old. You are the average of the 5 friends you spend the most time with. Replace one loser friend with one new empowering friend. As far as personal relationships go; the warm and fuzzy kind: 1. Do you and stay true to yourself. 2. Stop trying to fit that square peg into the round hole and find someone who is a good fit for you; don’t settle and 3. Follow your journey, it’s yours and don’t take someone away from theirs; share each other’s journey because this, my friends, is where the magic happens.
Episode 053 Resistance - How should we handle obstacles and roadblocks. “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger”. The bigger the Resistance, the greater your Potential. Assess the source of negativity. Stay connected to your WHY. Don’t go it alone. It’s a New Year and you have new goals. Roadblocks will get in your way but they are there to make you stronger and to make your journey all the more sweeter.
Episode 051 Kick Start Your 2018 Part Two - The New Years Eve Day Episode. Listen to more ideas how you can kickstart the New Year. Slow down, become a student, rule out what Not To Do, take daily steps toward your vision and become a “Yes Man”. Have a Happy New Year and please Don’t Drink and Drive.
Episode 049 Square Peg Round Hole - If you are with the wrong company then stop fooling yourself or better yet, stop letting them fool you. Whatever your passion may be, you need to associate yourself with a company who is keeping up with the advancements of our society. A company who offers Training, Branding, Technology, Culture and Residual Income. An innovative company like EXIT Realty.
Episode 048 Leadership Begins at Home Part Three - Here about 10 ways to help you become the leader of your family. Having a close family is a conscious choice that you, the leader, must make. Be the leader your family needs and deserves.
Episode 045 Merry Christmas - Remember the words of Little Tiny Tim Cratchet. “God Bless Us ..... Everyone”. Christmas is about Giving not getting. Hear about a few ways you can still give by continuing to spread Holiday cheer throughout the week.
Episode 044 Holiday Hosting - Today is the last day to get ready for Christmas and if you are hosting tonight’s Feast of the Seven Fish or tomorrow’s Christmas Dinner, it’s game time. Hear about 10 last minute tips from the Holiday Hosting Playbook.
Episode 043 Teachable Moments. These are great opportunities to pass along our values to our children. A way for us to influence and inspire them to make good decisions. Be a leader within your family and create Teachable Moments.
Episode 042 Mastermind - The Third Mind. Napoleon Hill believed that when 2 or more minds come together, a 3rd invisible intangible force is created; in essence, a 3rd mind, the Mastermind. Hear about Forbes Magazine’s benefits to being part of a Mastermind Group.
Episode 041 The Gift of Giving. You don’t have to be a great leader to be a good gift giver; you just need a little love in your heart. Hear about the 6 Health & Wellness benefits of giving gifts this Holiday Season.
Episode 040 Put Your Dream to the Test. A dream is a picture and blueprint of a person’s purpose and potential. Hear about why people don’t pursue their dreams and the must have components for realizing your dream. Dare to Dream.
Episode 039 The Law of Contribution- Growing yourself enables you to help others grow. We help others grow by adding value to them. Be a river, not a reservoir. Let all you have to give flow like a river downstream; helping everyone you meet along the way. Be a mentor and define your success as sowing, not reaping.
Episode 038 The Law of Expansion- As we increase our capacity, we increase our ability to grow. As we expand our capacity, we expand our impact. Capacity is not a measure of how much we can hold. Capacity is a measure of how much we can give; to ourselves and to those around us.
Episode 037 The Law of Modeling - It’s hard to improve when you have no one but yourself to follow. To grow as a leader, you have to shadow, emulate and replicate the behavior of a great leader. And remember Grasshopper, you are never too old to snatch the pebble from a Master’s hand.
Episode 036 The Law of Curiosity - Growth is stimulated by asking “Why”. When we cultivate curiosity by peeling back the layers of the onion, we arrive at the core reason, our true intent and purpose. We grow by being curious so peel back that onion and find your true “why”.
Episode 035 Theresa Caputo - The Long Island Medium. Leader of souls living & dead. Theresa guides us in the process of coming to terms with the loss of a loved one while providing a platform for their spirit to come forward.
Episode 034 The Law of Tradeoffs - You have to give up to go up. What are you willing to give up? You have to want success more than you want to breathe. The alternative, doing nothing, maintaining the status quo....is no life my friends.
Episode 030 The Law of the Ladder - Your Character determines the height of your Personal Growth. The stronger your Character, the greater your Growth Potential. If you have patience, faith, keep growing and continue to be a person of character, then your ladder will eventually take you to where you want to be.
Episode 029 The Law of Pain - Good Management of Bad Experiences Leads to Growth. Until we accept the pain of a bad experience and all the emotions that come with that pain, we can’t even begin to learn from it, move on from it and grow as a result of it.
Episode 028 Branding - Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself. Your personal brand and your reputation is everything. People do business with you if they know, trust and like you. Listen to the do’s & don’ts of your Facebook page.
Episode 027 Training ROI - Are You Paying Too Much? What is the Return on Investment for your training & development. Sometimes we get sucked in to paying a little too much. Hear how I avoided unnecessary spending in producing my daily podcast.
Episode 019 Exit Ambassador Champions. Hear about Exit Realty’s Elite and how they are offering to change the lives of Real Estate Agents by hosting events where Agents from outside the Corporation can hear the amazing Exit Story. If you are a Real Estate Agent or are thinking about a career in Real Estate and you want to reach your fullest potential while providing a financial legacy for your loved ones then you need to join the amazing Exit Family.
Episode 018 The Law of the Mirror. You must see value in yourself and add value to yourself in order to grow. Hear how you can build your self-esteem so that you can visualize the amazing you who you want to be every day.
Episode 016 Rick O’Neil - Real Estate Maestro. Hear how this Real Estate guru changes the lives of agents across America by spearheading Exit Realty’s national Ambassador Leadership Development Program.