Diversity, Identity and Dissension: what’s with all the posturing?

brEver get into a conversation with someone about an important topic, one you’ve thought a lot about, and it ends up being a fight? All you wanted was a good discussion and it turns into a boxing match.  No truth seeking, just point making. No understanding, just misunderstanding.

Thanks to technology and social media, it seems to happen more and more these days.  We are a much more connected society.  We can communicate instantly with each other, using a device we keep in our pocket.  It seems that the more we’re connected, the more heated the debates become. Not just in the media, but in our personal relationships.

In this episode of WarriorTalk, Dave Jenks dives into this topic to find out WHY we do it and WHAT we can do to fix the problem, gain some understanding and avoid hurt feelings.

Take a listen to this week’s WarriorTalk podcast and let us know what YOU think.

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The Greatest Invention in Human History – WarriorTalk Podcast with Dave Jenks

ivWhat is the greatest invention humans have ever created?

This question really makes us think, doesn’t it? Our mind immediately starts to generate answers. And, many different ideas come to mind.  We can go all the way back in time to the discovery of fire or the wheel.  The Renaissance produced the printing press and many new scientific discoveries.  The Industrial Revolution produced: the light bulb, the gasoline engine, the car and the airplane.  Some would say the creation of the computer that has launched the information era we’re in now.  Maybe it’s the Internet which has led to an explosion of knowledge, creativity, and connection.

But Dave Jenks has his own unique answer to the question.  It’s one that will probably surprise us. And it will definitely make us think.

Take a listen to this week’s WarriorTalk podcast and let us know what YOU think.

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Procrastination: We’d have done this podcast sooner, but we put It off.

We’ve all dealt with it.  Some of us really struggle with it.  A few of us are at a professional level with it. Procrastination.

What’s up with this, anyway?  WHY do we do it?  It just doesn’t make sense. Is there something deep down that keeps us from doing what we know we have to do?  Can we learn to do it less, maybe even escape its ugly grip?

On this week’s WarriorTalk podcast, Dave Jenks explores the whole world of procrastination, the reasons behind it and his experience with overcoming it.  You’ll enjoy his take.

He told us that he’d have done it sooner, but, you know, things got in the way!!!

DON’T YOU PUT OFF LISTENING TO THIS.

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A New Way to Network: Master Networks – WarriorTalk Podcast with Dave Jenks

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Networking has been part of society and commerce since the earliest written records of civilization.  The basics always remain the same:  people gather together, share their services and build their relationships.

Master Networks, a company based in Rochester, Minnesota, is now playing this proven game in a new and innovative way. For them, the regular gathering of local entrepreneurs and business owners is not just about doing business and sharing referrals with each other.  It is also about helping members grow powerful, profitable ventures.

In this episode of WarriorTalk, Dave Jenks talks about this new networking model and why it really impresses him.  You might even find that this is a business opportunity for YOU!

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The Truth about Keller Williams Realty – WarriorTalk with Dave Jenks

kwIn 1996, after 15 years as a leader in the real estate industry (with Century 21 and Prudential), Dave joined Keller Williams and teamed up with Gary Keller and Mo Anderson . Over the next 12 years the company grew from 2,000 agents to over 72,000. Now that Dave has been away from KWRI for over 4 years, he wants to share the real “truth” about the company – the inside story.

In this Warrior Talk podcast, Dave goes behind the numbers and the growth to talk about things that most real estate industry players don’t realize about KW.  His many decades of work in real estate franchising and the research he did in co-authoring a series of best selling books, including MREA, MREI and SHIFT give him a unique perspective on what makes the company tick.

Whether you are with Keller Williams or not, you will find Dave’s comments revealing and intriguing.

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An Apology To My Grandchildren… WarriorTalk Podcast with Dave Jenks

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This is one of the most heartfelt messages Dave Jenks has ever delivered.

Beyond all the talk about “fiscal cliffs” and government finances, Dave feels that his generation has something it needs to admit to and apologize for. It needs to be honest with its children and grandchildren. It needs to say:  “We are truly sorry we’ve put you in this position. Help us get it corrected.”

In his bestselling book, Tom Brokaw called it the “greatest generation” – the Americans who lived through the Great Depression and were victorious in World War II.  Dave Jenks calls his post-war baby boomers the “greediest generation!”

In this session of Warrior Talk, he invites the members of his children’s and grandchildren’s generations to take charge and correct the problems his generation has created. And, he’s clear about what it will take and how to do it.

In just sixteen short minutes you will experience an inspiring message. A message that you will want to pass on to all the young people you care about.

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Dealing with Addiction: A Real Personal Perspective – WarriorTalk with Dave Jenks

adA study in 2004 said that more than two-thirds of American families have been touched by addiction — either with alcohol or drugs.

Addiction comes in many different forms and is unique to each person.  But when you get down to the details, much of it is the same:  habits that can be dangerous and harm someone’s life.

Dave Jenks knows this personally.  In 1999, he stood up in front of a group of people and said “I’m Dave, and I’m an alcoholic.”

From that moment, Dave went through a transformation.  A transformation that helped to get his life back on track.  A transformation that he shares in this edition of WarriorTalk; one of the most heartfelt and honest discussions we’ve ever had.

If you suffer from an addiction or know someone that does, we created this for you.

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The Truth about Planning: WarriorTalk Podcast with Dave Jenks

The scariest thing for an entrepreneur to face.

The scariest thing for an entrepreneur to face.

For entrepreneurs, the new year is a blank page.  They know that what they write on that blank sheet – their goals and plans – will determine what happens. So the task is both exciting and daunting.

In this Warrior Talk, Dave shares the truths he has learned about fully engaging in this magical process.  First, he will explain why it is so hard to do.  Then, he will reveal why it works and how to get it done.

Of the five entrepreneurial skills that Dave identifies in his audio book, this is the first and most important.  He calls it “missioning” and it involves visioning, goal setting and planning. Those who master it build great ventures.  Those that don’t, won’t.

Invest the 15 minutes it will take to listen to this important message.  Pass it on to those who are in your venture and to those who desire to be high-achievers.

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The Art of Selling – WarriorTalk Podcast with Dave Jenks

Entrepreneurs and leaders are expected to influence other people – to get them onboard and committed to the venture. To create buy-in.  When we think about leadership ability, we might miss the fact that it is just a higher form of “sales.” To be an effective entrepreneur you must be able to sell.

In this edition of WarriorTalk, Dave shares his personal path of discovery about the art of selling. He explains what it is, why it is important and how anyone can learn it.

In a clear, concise and direct message, Dave teaches us how to sell – our products, our services, our ventures, our goals and ourselves.  He reveals how just a few simple skills helped him become a successful teacher, author and leader. Listen, learn and use this wisdom for yourself.

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It’s Always About The Money – WarriorTalk Podcast with Dave Jenks

In the sub title of The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, the book our own Dave Jenks co-authored, they say “It’s not about the money.”

But is that always true?

Recently, Dave was heard saying the OPPOSITE of this statement.  So, which is it Dave? Tell us what you really believe!

So he did – in this session of Warrior Talk.  You may be surprised by his answers.

Here’s a hint: he says that many people don’t understand the money side of business.  Sometimes, they even say that “the money doesn’t really matter to me.”  But, Dave shows us why it ALWAYS matters; even when it’s NOT your purpose or the primary mission of your business.  This is also true for not-for-profit ventures.

In the brief few minutes of this podcast, you will come to a deeper understanding of why “it is always about the money.” And, how to make that truth work for you.

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