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.

TO LISTEN: Click the PLAY button on the player below.
TO DOWNLOAD AN MP3: Right click this link and choose “Save File As…” or “Save Link As…”

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.

TO LISTEN: Click the PLAY button on the player below.
TO DOWNLOAD AN MP3: Right click this link and choose “Save File As…” or “Save Link As…”

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.

TO LISTEN: Click the PLAY button on the player below.
TO DOWNLOAD AN MP3: Right click this link and choose “Save File As…” or “Save Link As…”

Making 2014 the Greatest Year in the History of Your Business! – WarriorTalk Podcast with Dave Jenks

Once again, a new year is upon us!  There’s a feeling of potential, of hope and of “what could be if…”  Many of us can feel the excitement of growth and potential.  We also have a sense of urgency to get the year started on the right foot.

Yet, it’s seldom easy to actually do it. Sometimes the tasks of planning and goal setting can be overwhelming. Sometimes we just don’t know where to begin. We have the best of intentions, but life gets in the way.  We can get stuck or even put it off.

So, how do we get over the hump?  How do we get our mojo working?  How do we make a plan that truly takes our business to the next level this year?

Dave Jenks has some very instructive and inspiring answers for us. In this new 2014 WarriorTalk podcast, Dave show us how to unlock our entrepreneurial creativity.  The podcast is only 18 minutes long, but it’s impact can last for the whole year, or even longer. Have a listen!

TO LISTEN: Click the PLAY button on the player below.
TO DOWNLOAD AN MP3: Right click this link and choose “Save File As…” or “Save Link As…”

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

Master-Networks-Logo

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!

TO LISTEN: Click the PLAY button on the player below.
TO DOWNLOAD AN MP3: Right click this link and choose “Save File As…” or “Save Link As…”

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.

TO LISTEN: Click the PLAY button on the player below.
TO DOWNLOAD AN MP3: Right click this link and choose “Save File As…” or “Save Link As…”

An Apology To My Grandchildren… WarriorTalk Podcast with Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks

Dave Jenks

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.

TO LISTEN: Click the PLAY button on the player below.
TO DOWNLOAD AN MP3: Right click this link and choose “Save File As…” or “Save Link As…”

 

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.

TO LISTEN: Click the PLAY button on the player below.
TO DOWNLOAD AN MP3: Right click this link and choose “Save File As…” or “Save Link As…”

 

 

Understanding the Fiscal Cliff – WarriorTalk Podcast with Dave Jenks

It’s the latest buzz word everyone is talking about.  It’s the focus of news broadcasts and talk shows – now that the elections are over and the politicians actually have to get something done.

What we’re talking about is, of course, the “fiscal cliff.”

But, what IS this fiscal cliff?  Everyone seems to have different facts and different opinions.  There seems to be so much hype and confusion.  What is actually going on, how did it happen and what really matters?

In this edition of WarriorTalk, Dave Jenks goes over the facts and tells you what we REALLY need to know.  What is important? How does it effect us?  What does it mean for entrepreneurs? And, more importantly, what can we DO about it?

TO LISTEN: Click the PLAY button on the player below.
TO DOWNLOAD AN MP3: Right click this link and choose “Save File As…” or “Save Link As…”

Understanding Obamacare and the US National Health Business – WarriorTalk Podcast with Dave Jenks

Now that the 2012 election is over and we know who has won, we ask the question “What now?”  Where do we go from here?

Dave Jenks is clear and informed about one major issue: the implementation of the national healthcare program, now called Obamacare .  Over the last year, since its passing, Dave has spent hours studying the bill and investigating its implications.  What he has learned isn’t always discussed on national news programs.  His views on this program may surprise you. And, its implications for entrepreneurs are important to understand.

In this edition of WarriorTalk, Dave shares what he has learned and what it means for us as entrepreneurs.  It has to do with much more than healthcare for Americans: it has to do with the economic health of the country and the preservation of its freedoms.

TO LISTEN: Click the PLAY button on the player below.
TO DOWNLOAD AN MP3: Right click this link and choose “Save File As…” or “Save Link As…”