How to Ask the Hard Questions to Get Results NOW with Ahalya Kethees

How to Ask the Hard Questions to Get Results NOW with Ahalya Kethees

Waiting for the recognition of other people is a downward spiral. What are the hard questions you have to ask yourself to find what fulfills you? Why is it so important to celebrate what you’re good at and what you’ve accomplished? Why is clarity so important? On this episode, we are joined by executive coach Ahalya Kethees who gives us so much value.


The more clear you get, the more confident you become. The more confident you become the more clear you get about something. -Ahalya Kethees

Takeaways + Tactics

The more clear you get about your goals, the more confident you become, and it becomes a virtuous cycle.

Take time to acknowledge yourself for your wins AND drill down to acknowledge the character traits it took to produce the win.

Most people don’t get what they want because they don’t have clarity on what they want.

5 minute ritual

At the start of the show, we talked about success rituals and the power of using a five-minute journal at the end of your day. Gene gave us his tech tip of the week, which is using later.com for your social media posting. We also talked about the confidence-clarity loop, and towards the end of the show, we shared the questions we ask ourselves to get closer to our goals.

We also shared insights on;

  • The power of doing self-acknowledgement
  • How to be strategic and intentional about your inner circle
  • Starting with the end in mind

Goals are key

To get the results you want out of life, you have to have a burning desire to accomplish your goals. Ask yourself if you’re chasing artificial goals that someone else told you to have, or if you’re doing what matters to you. Be honest about where you are now and work on where you want to go. Have the belief that it’s possible and act as if it’s going to happen and be strategic and intentional about your inner circle. When in doubt about what you want, start with what you know for sure.

Guest Bio

Ahalya is an Executive Coach and Facilitator for Tech Leaders and Teams. Go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachahalya/ for more information.

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How To Become A Local Real Estate Rockstar Even If You Are Brand New And Don’t Have Any Customer with Nick Sakkis

How To Become A Local Real Estate Rockstar Even If You Are Brand New And Don’t Have Any Customer with Nick Sakkis

If you think sending an email a month is enough to effectively market to your database, think again. What do you need to do in order to be in front of the right people consistently? Why is Facebook Messenger the new email? How can you find the right people to feed into your database? On this episode, agent and marketing expert Nick Sakkis goes deep on building a wall around your database with good marketing.


I think most Realtors should crumple up the money they spend trying to generate cold leads. -Nick Sakkis

Takeaways + Tactics

Build a wall around your database by running Facebook ads to them. This creates the appearance that you’re “everywhere” for as little as $5/day.

People are continually chasing after the cold leads, but the real money is in the people who already know, like and trust you.

Build your Facebook Messenger list as large as possible, open rates for FB messages are 70-80% right now. Speak to people in the channel they want to be in.

$5 a day

At the start of the show, we talked about how Nick got started and why we’re a demand generation. Next we talked about how powerful $5 a day on Facebook advertising can be so effective. We also spoke about the power of building a wall around your crowd and how to get in front of the right people in the first place.

We also shared insights on;

  • The truth about email open rates
  • How to get in front of the right people
  • How to get people to opt into your Facebook Messenger

Target with Facebook

If marketing was basketball, Facebook would be your point guard. Target a high number of people with exactly what they want and you’ll succeed. You’ll gain the advantage of having people come to you in their time of need, instead of you constantly having to go out and prospect all the time. Learn to build a relationship with the right people and then build a wall around the people who know, like and trust you. If you can’t afford to spend $5/day to target the people that know, like and trust you that will be around for as long as you’re around, just get another job.

Guest Bio

Nick is the co-founder of the Sakkis Group, Nick acquired his real estate license in 2005 where he worked for Prudential Tropical Realty. Nick was born and raised in South Tampa, attending local schools, including St. Johns Greek Orthodox Day school, Plant High School and Hillsborough Community College. Growing up as a two sport athlete Nick developed a strong sense of what it takes to win and be successful. He has brought that same level commitment and perseverance to his real estate business. Go to http://www.sakkisgroup.com/ for more information.

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The Truth About Multiple Streams of Income (Live Q&A)

The Truth About Multiple Streams of Income (Live Q&A)

People with multiple streams of income start with one engine for their business before they add something new. What misconceptions do people have about this process? What misconceptions do people have about being the digital mayors of their local area? Why is it a bad move to dilute your focus? On this episode, we answer these questions and provide massive values to our listeners.


Before you focus on developing another stream of income, make sure the first one is actually working. -Matt Johnson

Takeaways + Tactics

If you can’t afford good photography for a high-end listing, partner with someone who can.

Most self-made millionaires build their wealth through their business then they get into real estate to preserve it.

Even if you have an online community, the only way to maintain the sense of community is to get people to connect in person.

Online to real life

At the start of the show, we talked about the importance of finding the engine of your business, and why you need to go deep and not wide. Next, spoke about how wealthy people use real estate to preserve their wealth, and the importance of not diluting your focus. Towards the end of the show, we talked about the power of online communities meeting in real life.

We moved on to talk about non-negotiables and how knowing what isn’t an option for you can really help you with your future plan. Greg, Matt and Lane all shared their non-negotiables as well. Lane then explained how Changing Lanes came to be and how being fired six times helped him build his own business. Lane also mentioned the importance of consistency. Then, with a personal story, Lane showcased how helping others can make you more successful. Finally, we stressed how important life is and how making the most of it should be a top priority for everyone.

We also shared insights on;

  • Photography for high end listing
  • How to handle a seller who micromanages a listing
  • The truth about being the digital mayor of the local area

Create your core first

If you focus on developing multiple streams of income at the same time, it’s very hard to focus on one thing and create the core of your business. Before you focus on developing another stream of income, make sure the first one is actually working. It’s impossible to be an inch deep and a mile wide, so have your priorities set before you try to diversify. Remember, the people who have the most money go deep on one thing first.

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Recruiting, Motivation & Finding Talent with Linzee Ciprani

Recruiting, Motivation & Finding Talent with Linzee Ciprani

Paying for your marketing forces you to go deeper on perfecting all the aspects of your campaigns. How do you make sure you’re putting your most valuable marketing out? What are the secrets of lead generation? How do you know you’ve found a very talented person to work with? On this episode, we are joined by recruiting consultant and team leader Linzee Cipriani who answers these questions and provides massive value.


Anyone can tell you they want to make a million dollars, but the reality is talent will show itself if they talk about their life. -Linzee Ciprani

Takeaways + Tactics

The only purpose of a voicemail is to leave a positive impression.

A talent will continue to get increases in pay no matter where they go.

Don’t hire people just because they are similar to you.

What is the purpose of voicemail?

At the start of the show, we answered a question about FSBOs, and we talked about the true purpose of voicemail. Next Gene shared his tech tip and we talked about the importance of hiring the right people. Towards the end of the show, we talked about how to determine if someone is talented.

We also shared insights on;

  • DISC profiles and how they impact
  • Lead gen tactics that are working for her team
  • Motivation and talent

Talent speaks for itself

When it comes to recruiting people, you should see an elevated job track record that exceeds expectations. Talent will show itself when people talk about their life and show that they’ve continued to rise in position and earnings. Having a fire in your belly is necessary in sales, and this is something that shows through in the way someone talks about their life experiences, not in how much money they say they’ve earned.

Guest Bio

Linzee Ciprani is the Owner/CEO of Round Table Real Estate Services (Keller Williams Real Estate – West Chester), where her proven systems and recruiting methods have taken their team to a new level. Go to http://cipraniconsulting.com/ for more information. Email Lizee info@cipraniconsulting.com.

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Business Planning and Making that 4th Quarter Push with Don Cunningham

Business Planning and Making that 4th Quarter Push with Don Cunningham

Stress is what drives most of us and our work. How do you make sure fear isn’t actually holding you back? What mindsets are doing more harm than good? How do you effectively do your 4th quarter push and business planning for next year? On this episode, we are joined by highly experiencing Realtor and small business coach Don Cunningham.


The most damaging stress comes from not making enough money. -Don Cunningham

Takeaways + Tactics

Treat every lead like it’s solid gold – UNTIL you know it’s not.

When you set your goals, don’t do “PFA” – Pluck a number From the Air.

Most damaging stress comes back to finances – not being able to pay your bills.

Mailers can work

At the start of the show, we answered a question about mailers and why they are a great strategy. Don said, “mailers work especially if you have a geographic farm.” We also talked about why mailers can be more successful now because everyone is doing email and social media. Next we talked about the power of having a plan to match your goal, and how to become worthy of the level you’re trying to rise to. Towards the end of the show, we discussed the necessity of tracking numbers and metrics. Repetition breeds success.

We also shared insights on;

  • Transitioning from success to significance
  • His approach to 4th quarter and business planning
  • The power of repetition
  • Favorite questions to ask at an open house

Rise to the occasion

Whatever you don’t have in your life right now, admit that you’re not worthy of that big goal currently. All you have to do is rise to the occasion and become worthy of that leap to the next level. A lot of what holds us back are not tactical issues but rather mindset issues. Don’t forget the importance of tracking, the ability to make intelligent decisions that will propel your decisions forward has to be based on numbers and metrics. Motivate yourself to do something that doesn’t come naturally to you by tracking the metrics that matter to your business! Don’t believe the bad influences in your mind.

Guest Bio

Dan is the founder of Fidelity Coaching, a company that delivers results-oriented, professional coaching for Realtors and small business owners. Go to http://www.fidelitycoaching.com/ for more information./span>

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How Dave Freidman Went From 40 to 400 Deals in a Year

How Dave Freidman Went From 40 to 400 Deals in a Year

Success stories can always be daunting because it seems so hard to catch up. What’s an easy, sustainable way to grow your business? How do you transition from going solo to being a team player? Why should you always have a clear motivation about what you want to do and where you want to expand? All these questions and more will be answered by our guest, award-winning realtor Dave Freidman.


We don’t do very many things, but the things we do, we go very deep and we do them very well. -Dave Friedman

Takeaways + Tactics

Stay focused on your key activities. Don’t play in a bunch of different sandboxes.

Track your lead generation. Dave knows that his 71 Touch Strategy brought in 65 deals and a 55x ROI, and can track his marketing dollar down to the lead and appointment set.

Anytime you feel like you’ve hit a ceiling, you’re missing a relationship in life.

Expand your business

We started off the show with some audience questions and Dave’s advice on dealing with specific objections. Dave pointed out the benefits of throwing out a third party testimonial to get the deal. Dave then talked about his background and how he got into real estate through being an active prospector. We then talked about expanding out of your own state through resale – Dave said he sees a lot of potential in South Carolina already, so he prefers to stay local. Dave then explained his 71 Touch Strategy as his winning plan for growing your database. Then we moved on to talk about Dave’s existing business – he revealed the important role of having fun and accurately tracking performance. Finally Dave talked about the importance of having the correct motivation when deciding to expand in your business. Finally, Dave summarized the most important steps for starting a team and what to look out for.

Then we moved on to talk about Dave’s existing business – he revealed the important role of having fun and accurately tracking performance. Finally Dave talked about the importance of having the correct motivation when deciding to expand in your business. Finally, Dave summarized the most important steps for starting a team and what to look out for.

We also shared insights on;

  • Identifying motivation as part of securing a deal
  • Eliminating the fear from expanding your business
  • Growing and developing your database
  • How Dave’s background and connections helped him expand
  • The transition from going solo to working in a team
  • Successfully delegating tasks and the importance of good recruitments
  • What a big goal looks like

Determination and Fun

Determination is key. Be on the phone every day, calling out again and again, and have a positive mindset when it comes to expanding. That will help you grasp the opportunity you need to really make it big. Your best opportunity is in the area you’re local to, the area you know and love. Identify the top potential and make sure to grab it when you can. Surround yourself with people who have the same goals – that’ll help you build a disciplined team that moves towards a common goal.

Finally, remember to be fun. People want to engage with someone who wants to have fun, so keep your entertaining personality because customers will relate to that and subconsciously choose you over someone else.

Guest Bio

Dave Freidman is an award-winning realtor, based in Charleston, SC. As the owner of one of the top real estate teams in Charleston, Dave has proven that he has what it takes to find or sell a home. He has been named a Top Producing Realtor for 13 years, and is in the top 1% of Realtors worldwide. He’s also been featured on HGTV’s show House Hunters. Dave has closed hundreds of transactions over his 15+ years in real estate, earning a JD Power score of 9.5 in complete customer satisfaction for 5 years running. Dave has spent the past 15+ years analyzing the home buying and selling process for his clients. He has dedicated his time to streamlining the process and improving the results. To find out more about Dave and his work, visit http://davefriedmancoaching.com

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