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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Outrageous Authenticity: You Are Your Best Sales Weapon with Leigh Brown

Outrageous Authenticity: You Are Your Best Sales Weapon with Leigh Brown

Many agents fall in the trap of relying on scripts too much and as a result all their listing appointments are robotic. How can we escape that? What’s the best use for your personal and business Facebook accounts? Why must you always dress for success? In this episode, award-winning realtor Leigh Brown shares her thoughts on brand building and the importance of being honest in real estate.


Part of the value that I provide to the client is my unique personality, my take on real estate and my take on marketing. -Leigh Brown

Takeaways + Tactics

Do very short, very personal videos under 30 seconds long – tell them something they can’t get from Zillow.

Separate yourself by figuring out your unique value and branding yourself around that.

A market correction is coming, get prepared and get educated NOW.

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Branding Yourself

First we talked about Leigh’s background in real estate and how that relates to her past of selling chainsaws. She then shared her thoughts on ebooks about pre-listing packages and why it’s not worth going through all that effort for an additional line in your email signature. Gene Volpe then joined us to share his thoughts about pushing out as much content as you can to keep your audience interested. Leigh disagreed with that, pointing out that while frequency is important, you need to build a good posting plan that makes sense for the audience. She then mentioned her recent winning tactic of showing videos in a specific radius, so you can attract neighbors to your listing. We also talked about Leigh’s new book, Outrageous Authenticity, and her advice on branding yourself. Leigh finished the episode by explaining why you need to enhance your online content and offer unique value for customers, which can help increase your revenue.

We also shared insights on;

  • How selfie videos help you connect to audiences
  • Escaping the structure of scripted conversations
  • Use for business Facebook pages and the personal pages
  • Dressing like you’re worth the money
  • Understanding your own value
  • Leigh’s #1 script for guaranteed honesty

Be Genuine

Being genuine can sell your business much better than any pre-learned script can. Utilize your authenticity to the maximum to connect with clients and achieve real success. Working on your online image is a big part of that. Don’t get bogged down with making every post on your personal page about your business – that’s what you have your business page for. Show people that you’re not a robot and that you have your thoughts, opinions and feelings about certain things. That way you can not only build rapport before even having met a client, but it will also save you from having to work with people who fundamentally disagree with you. Encourage yourself to think outside the box and believe in your own unique qualities. When you combine that authenticity with your knowledge and experience, your business success is as good as guaranteed.

Guest Bio

Leigh Brown is a realtor with over 17 years of experience and is the CEO of RE/MAX Executive Realty. She is one of the most successful and top-selling agents in Charlotte, NC. Leigh believes strongly in building lasting client relationships, and as a result, over 70% of her business is referrals from current and past clients or from other top Realtors nationwide. Leigh is also a strong believer in continuing education. She is a member of several real estate networks, including CRS (Council of Residential Specialists), CyberStars (top 240 agents nationally) and StarPower. She was also inducted in the RPAC Hall of Fame in 2014. Leigh believes strongly in representing foreclosure properties as accurately as traditional resale properties and has the knowledge and expertise to help you buy or sell your home, while also providing you with top-notch customer experience. Find out more about Leigh’s work at leighsells.com or have a look at Leigh’s first book Outrageous Authenticity at outrageousauthenticity.com.

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How One Email Can Change Your Business: Successful PR for Anyone with DIY PR Maven Christina Daves

How One Email Can Change Your Business: Successful PR for Anyone with DIY PR Maven Christina Daves

Even if you deliver the best service in the world, nobody is going to know about it unless you publicize it properly. What’s the best way to get your name out there? Does getting good publicity necessarily cost millions? And how do you make sure to grab the golden opportunity when you see it? Find out the answers to these questions and many more as DIY PR guru and award-winning entrepreneur Christina Daves talks through her success story her top tips for successful free PR.


Publicity gives you visibility. Visibility gets you customers. Customers make you money. So at the end of the day, it’s all about visibility. -Christina Daves

Takeaways + Tactics

The first step in getting PR is to start local.

There’s a media outlet for everyone. Do your homework and know your media outlets.

Think out of the box – look for unique ways to link yourself and your listings to celebrity, history or other attention-grabbing factors.

Become your Community Ambassador – know your market and its history

Just ASK, what’s the worst anyone could say?

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HARO

We started off the episode with a lucky story about a million-dollar listing. Christina then joined us to talk about the importance of good PR and visibility to increase revenue. We also talked about HARO and Christina’s top tips on doing HARO right – completely free. Christina then told the story of her own business and her experience of appearing in local and national publications, including The Steve Harvey Show and Dr. Oz. She pointed out the importance of thinking outside the box, no matter whether you work nationally or locally. We mentioned how important it is to keep your email communication focused – short and sweet is the best way to go. Christina pointed out that with any media relationship you have to be consistent and think outside the box to be noticed. Finally, we mentioned the importance of having the right mindset and understanding that nobody wants you to fail and that if anyone does, the best thing to do is to shut them off and keep on with what you’re doing.

We also shared insights on;

  • Benefits of good Twitter interaction
  • Failure on the path to success
  • Breathing life into your local area through good stories
  • The art of grabbing the golden opportunity
  • Becoming a valuable resource for journalists and producers

Publicity is a Necessity

The importance of good publicity should never be overlooked, because that’s what gets you your clients and, ultimately, your revenue. Invest your time in understanding your local community and find out how to put your name out there – that way you can get referrals from channels you might not have even considered before. The history of your local community is what brings it to life. You can’t just stay focused on the sale; remember that people are attracted to good, believable stories. The best kind of PR can be free and if you are a community ambassador, liaise with journalists and producers and have a clear idea of the right audience for your message then business success is waiting just around the corner.

Guest Bio

Christina Daves is a serial entrepreneur, award-winning inventor and a best-selling author and speaker. She’s the founder and president for CastMedic designs, manufacturing MediFashions, which are award-winning accessories that make medical boots fashionable. Christina uses free publicity to appear on over 250 media outlets and continues to cultivate techniques for using PR as a vehicle to exponentially increase revenue. She has appeared on the Steve Harvey Show, Dr. Oz and local news affiliates of NBC, CBS and FOX. Christina’s vision is that anyone can start and run their own successful PR campaign. To find out more about Christina and her ideas, visit www.prforanyone.com or find her on her personal website www.christinadaves.com.

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Winning Communication Strategies: Building Rapport and The Art of Listening with Dr. Debra Dupree

Winning Communication Strategies: Building Rapport and The Art of Listening with Dr. Debra Dupree

The tone, volume and inflection of our voice affects 38% of how we communicate. How can we use this to our advantage? What tricks can we use to build better rapport and be more convincing? And how does being a good listener benefit us? Trainer extraordinaire Dr. Debra Dupree returns to Real Estate Uncensored with her top tips on improving your communication strategies.


The art of listening is really key. In communication, it’s really more about listening than it is about speaking. -Dr. Debra Dupree

Takeaways + Tactics

To build good rapport, focus on listening rather than speaking in your communication.

Always pay attention to body language as it can sometimes speak louder than words.

Use open-ended questions – that way you can identify what the client’s goals and expectations are and whether they match yours.

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The Art Of Communicating

We started off with discussing a bit of Dr. Dupree’s background and how she got interested in the science of business communication. We then discussed our favorite resources for improving communication. Dr. Dupree gave some helpful advice on good opening lines to initiate a conversation. We then discussed the persisting problem with decreased attention span and how we can go around this in our communication tactics. We also mentioned the new training course with Dr. Dupree The Introvert’s Guide to Sales Success, which is now available to access. Dr. Dupree also discussed the power of good listening and how it can put us one step forward in a conversation with someone new. Towards the end, we went over the five ways to promote the authentic you and agreed that spending your time wisely and knowing your own communication style is key to success.

We also shared insights on;

  • Applying communication theory to cold calling
  • Breathing techniques for increased rationality
  • The importance of the BEACH acronym
  • Overcoming the fear of rejection
  • Silence as a powerful negotiation tool

Be Open And Honest

Knowing the basics of communication theory is a key skill, not just for real estate, but for any professional or personal aspirations as well. If you don’t express what you’re thinking correctly then you risk forming the wrong relationships, or being misunderstood. Avoid these situations by building trust and rapport. By engaging in thoughtful probing and active listening, you engage with the person you are speaking to and they know they can trust you from that point on. For a real estate agent this is especially important, seeing as we are a part of what can sometimes be a turning point in a person’s life. Your listening skills will be put to the test with every client you meet and you need to be ready. Keeping communication open and honest leads to easier deals and, ultimately, to a more pleasant experience for both the client and the agent.

Guest Bio

Dr. Debra Dupree is an acclaimed speaker and author in the field of business communications and psychology. She’s the president of Relationships at Work, Inc. and she actively goes out of her way to look for people in trouble. She helps her clients recover from trauma and drama and leads them onto the way of self-discovery beyond their past. Dr. Dupree also works with leaders at all levels – entrepreneurs, small business owners, and managers. She helps people from all walks of life to grow themselves and their companies by building psychological safety. Find out more about Dr. Dupree and Relationships at Work, Inc. at www.relationships-at-work.com

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Top Real Estate Tips with Matt Johnson & Greg McDaniel

Top Real Estate Tips with Matt Johnson & Greg McDaniel

Working in real estate is a constant learning curve. What’s the difference between an objection and a condition of a sale? What are the best tips that’ll help you deal with that one really tough buyer and still make a sale? Should complete domination be our end goal? These were the questions you had – so we answer these and many more in this week’s live Q&A.


Just speak truth – people will recognize that. -Greg McDaniel

Takeaways + Tactics

A good, relatable story creates trust and is a surefire way to grab people’s attention.

Don’t overdo scripting over the phone – be yourself.

Identify your niche in the market and dominate it with supreme quality spreading yourself too thin.

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Objection!

First, we answered a question about the importance of being proactive with your seller and the strengths you can gain with good objection handling. We pinpointed the difference between an objection and a condition and why it’s important to have achievable goals of what you can change in a good deal. Then we discussed the importance of the personal touch and making a sale relatable. This led to a discussion about the use of language in sales, and why going off-script can be beneficial. Towards the end, we gave recommendations for some more resources to listen t

We also shared insights on;

  • Some good advice for a first FSBO listing appointment
  • What a real estate coach can really do for you
  • Battling discount broker competition and making sure you give enough quality
  • Circle prospecting systems, particularly MoJo and Z-Buyer
  • How to make sure you’re the number 1 real estate agent in your niche

Be Prepared!

Staying on top of the real estate market requires a lot of skills, and most of the time it’s a lifelong process of learning. Clients expect you to have all the information they need readily on hand – and you might, but you need to also remember that they don’t know what you know. Capitalizing on your knowledge and focusing on the one key area where you can truly shine is the way to success. If you have big ideas, you need to follow them up with a lot of hard work, however it will all pay off once you’ve got successful sales under your belt.

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Resucceed: Create an Extraordinary Future While You Sleep with James Colburn

Resucceed: Create an Extraordinary Future While You Sleep with James Colburn

Fulfillment, passion and joy are missing from our business planning. How do these things affect our success over time? Why is sleep the key to the answers we’re really looking for? Why is it important to ramp down to bed? On this episode, James Colburn shares how he turned his life around and found fulfillment in his life and business. He also shares on why sleep is so important to us getting better!


We owe it to ourselves to build fulfillment into our lives and business plans. -James Colburn

Takeaways + Tactics

YOU are already enough – you don’t need to chase “enough-ness”.

Freedom happens because you create structure, which builds habits, and those habits create freedom.

Real estate is as simple as talking to people and listening for CHANGE – and social media is a dream scenario for listening for change in people’s lives.

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Freedom Comes From Structure

At the start of the show, James shared the journey he took to finding fulfillment, passion and joy in his business. Next, we talked about the importance of knowing what a million dollars would look like, and we also shared on the importance of knowing that you are enough. Towards the end of the show, we talked about the importance of having a set start to the day.

We also shared insights on;

  • Why it’s wrong to use fear as your fuel
  • Why freedom actually comes from structure
  • The science of sleep and what we can learn from Einstein
  • How you access miracles

Fulfillment First

Too often we get lost in the next transaction, and the next deal that we forget about what truly matters. We actually owe it to ourselves to put fulfillment first, and ask the questions that set us up for a successful future. Freedom happens because you create habits, and those habits over time, become things you don’t even have to think about. It’s important to build a life that fulfills you internally. Ask yourself questions at the end of the day, and in the morning, listen for your answer and it will be delivered to you.

Guest Bio

James’s core commitment is to human potential. This driving force compelled him to write RESUCCEED. For James, he believes the purpose of life has all to do with avoiding the trap of survival success which offers little to no fulfillment, passion, and joy in life. James challenge a life of a purpose where we are moved to contribute beyond ourselves, to fully show up in our lives, and fully integrate our talents and skills with our purpose, our meaning, and what brings us joy. With over two decades of executive and entrepreneurial experience including nonprofit leadership and oversight, real estate investments, for profit and nonprofit marketing design and implementation and business development consulting, James offers a unique and refreshing approach to his work and all of our potential. His direct approach is centered in the practical and approachable for every day, already successful but real people looking for that edge, that area of improvement that dispels the myth that you have to sit alone on a mountaintop for 20 years to attain a life with purpose, fulfillment and joy. Go to http://www.jamescolburn.net/ for more information.

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