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 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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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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Team Building: The KISS Method – WarriorTalk Podcast

Recently, Dave Jenks has been sharing his wisdom on topics with ExecSense, an Internet-based service which provides knowledge to business leaders and executives via online webinars.  The latest topic they asked Dave to tackle is “team building.”

Leading and improving teams has been a long-time passion for Dave.  He says that “going in with the right mindset” can help move a team from being just a group of people working together into something very special.  In this episode of WarriorTalk, Dave sheds some unique light on this magical process.  He shares his “Keep It Simple” method for building high-performance teams that create great results and achieve rewarding personal fulfillment.  His approach will surprise you with its simplicity, clarity and power.

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Being a Peaceful Warrior – Staying Calm in the Storm: WarriorTalk Podcast

Not long ago, we stumbled upon a blog post by Jonathan Fields called “Embrace the Thrash.”  In it, Jonathan discusses the stressful challenges of building anything new.  We loved it, especially the word “thrash.”  It really describes what almost everyone encounters when starting something from scratch.  It’s hard to describe, but you feel it and you know it’s for real.

In this new podcast, Dave Jenks discusses this “thrash” post and what he has done to help get through tension-filled times.  He shares the mindset and the  pragmatic techniques that minimize the stress and maximize the success.  In the end, he shares the four classic books that have guided him and why they are so helpful.

You can read Jonathan’s blog post here.

Books We Talked About:
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
A New Guide to Rational Living by Robert Harper
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns
How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne

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Entrepreneurial Freedom: It’s Really Political – WarriorTalk Podcast

No matter where we turn, there is constant political talk.  Even more now, in an election year.  As entrepreneurs, it is a challenge to keep up with all the chatter. At some point, it feels like a distraction from our work and we tune it out.

But more than ever, this year’s election is important to us as business owners and entrepreneurs.  It’s not the old “it’s just politics” mantra anymore.  Our self interest and our business future requires us to stay informed.  If we aren’t, the anti-business forces will have their way.

Dave Jenks shares his side of the story and how we, as business owners, can stay on top of our leadership game and truly be a player in this year’s election. And, beyond!!!

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Links to what we talked about on the show:
The Road to Freedom by Arthur Brooks
Cato Institute
Hillsdale College

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WarriorTalk: Accountability with Dave and Laurie – Part 1

You set goals and tasks all day until you turn blue.  But DOING the things needed to accomplish them is a whole other world.  Accountability gets you on the right path.

In part 1 in our two part series on accountability, Dave and Laurie discuss the fundamentals of accountability and what a good, strong accountability session or meeting should sound like.

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WarriorTalk: Working as a couple with Dave and Laurie

With the changes happening in today’s economy, more and more couples and families are working together.  As great a situation as that can become, there can also be some learning pains.  Dave and Laurie have been working together for nearly two years now…and they share what they’ve learned.