Leafy Podcast
Episode 36: Making Sure Your Business is Healthy and Recession Proof with David Richter and John Cruz

Episode 36: Making Sure Your Business is Healthy and Recession Proof with David Richter and John Cruz

January 20, 2020

Today Leafy interviews founder and owner of Simple CFO Solutions David Richter and his CFO John Cruz. They are on a mission to help stressed entrepreneurs who are frustrated with not knowing their numbers and not making profit by cleaning up their books, interpreting their numbers for them, and implementing a system to increase and prioritize their profits to be able to be less stressed, confident in their numbers, and make the profit they need to accomplish their vision. David has been in the real estate investing world specifically for the last six years. He has served on the leadership team of real estate investing companies doing over 300 deals a year between wholesaling, fix and flipping, lease optioning, and turnkey properties. David has no debt in his business or in his personal life and practices all the principles and actions he teaches. In order to continue to constantly grow and help others, he reads over 50 books a year, is a ToastMasters member, Profit First Professional, and a lifelong student of Kung Fu. David tells us to make sure you know your numbers have a profit system and streamline everything. Know how to use a balance sheet. David and John’s last piece of advice is to know what makes you success. Do the right things at the right time with the right people.

To find more on David Richter and Simple CFO Solutions visit:  simplecfosolutions.com
Book: https://simplecfosolutions.com/recession-proof-business

Episode 35: Real Estate Investing Advise with Jeff Anzalone (aka The Debt Free Doctor)

Episode 35: Real Estate Investing Advise with Jeff Anzalone (aka The Debt Free Doctor)

January 17, 2020

Today Leafy is joined by oral surgeon and financial educator (aka The Debt Free Doctor) Jeff Anzalone. Jeff has some great advice for us today on getting out of debt and investing in multiple avenues, including real estate. He tells us to start investing even if you do have debt, create multiple income streams, even while you are paying off your debt. In talking about investing in real estate, Jeff says to make sure you form a relationship with those you are investing and find out their background and past investing successes/failures. Jeff’s last piece of sound advice is to never invest in anything you don’t understand.

 

Find more on Jeff Anzalone at:
 www.DebtFreeDr.com

Episode 34: Disrupting the Publishing Industry on How to Write a Book with Kate Frank

Episode 34: Disrupting the Publishing Industry on How to Write a Book with Kate Frank

January 14, 2020

Today Leafy host Jennifer talks to Kate Frank, book coach and ghostwriter who is committed to helping nonfiction authors make a profit. Kate believes that abundance comes from a personal branded platform, enhanced visibility of your experiences and the doors of opportunity opening wide to you in ways a non-author could never experience. Kate has a unique ability to adapt to the “voice” of her client authors, no matter their area of expertise.  Kate tells us that when writing, you need to think as though you are writing for an audience of one.  Clearly define your target reader by asking yourself “What ages are they, what their gender is, and what their line of work is”. Then you create your ‘avatar’ or ‘persona’ and that person sits with you and you are talking to that avatar every time you write.  Kate goes on to tell us that when you are marketing, place all of your audience in categories A through D and then delete your “D” list, because they are the least appreciative and will destroy your relationship with your “A” and “B” audience. Listen to the full episode to hear more great advise from Kate.

To learn more about Kate Frank, visit  http://authorityredefined.com/.  Email Kate and ask for her newest ebook, helping you become a profitable author kate@authorityredefined.com

Episode 33: Grow Your Real Estate Empire with Russ Castle

Episode 33: Grow Your Real Estate Empire with Russ Castle

January 10, 2020

Today Leafy is joined by Russ Castle, President and 3rd generation owner of Insurance by Castle. Russ knows the tips and tricks to owning residential rental property from an owner, investor, and insider’s point of view. He works daily with hundreds of real estate investors. Russ has the “insider secrets” to saving on expenses including what to look for in properties and tenants. Russ tells us, when looking for an investment property to do your homework.  He also highly recommends outsourcing property management, so that you can go on being the investor and not get side-tracked in everyday management of buildings and tenants. Russ says contract creation is another very important key for a landlord, and always do background checks on tenants.  Listen in to this episode for more in-depth tips from Russ Castle.

Learn more about Russ Castle and check out his latest book “Growing Your Real Estate Empire”, visit: https://www.insurancebycastle.com/ and http://www.GrowingYourRealEstateEmpire.com

Episode 32: How Great Leaders Resolve Conflict at Work with Liz Kislik

Episode 32: How Great Leaders Resolve Conflict at Work with Liz Kislik

January 6, 2020

In this episode of Leafy Podcast, host Jennifer Gligoric talks with management consultant and executive coach Liz Kislik.  Liz’s specialty is developing high performing leaders and workforces. Liz breaks down how to resolve conflict and have difficult conversations go smoothly with the right amount of transparency, but also clarity between company owners, employees and customers.  Clarity between everyone involved in working together will allow company owners to express what they are looking for in employees and employees to understand how they need to perform in order to succeed at their jobs. Tune in to the whole episode for more tips on resolving conflict in the workplace.   

Find out more about Liz Kislik and download her free field guide on resolving conflict in the workplace by visiting her site:  https://lizkislik.com/resolve-conflict/

Episode 31: Realizing Your Significant Untapped Potential with Rick Cottrell

Episode 31: Realizing Your Significant Untapped Potential with Rick Cottrell

January 3, 2020

Today Leafy had the pleasure of speaking to Rick Cottrell, Founder of SalesForce.com and internationally recognized for his pioneering research in Customer Relationship Management.  Rick’s experience has spanned the globe, where his companies have helped organizations like Apple, Marriott, Avis, USAA, Nike, Purina, GM, NASCAR, Kraft, Michelin, McDonalds and Shell Oil, to name a few. In his latest venture, BuzResults.com, Rick is helping small to medium sized companies realize their significant untapped potential.  Rick’s advice to our audience is to implement an Operating System, which is the No. 1 foundational tool, regardless of industry, that every business needs for success.  Rick also advises that to get to the next level in business, you need to utilize EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), which entails having a vision and goals that the entire team is working towards, the right people in the right places, data (hard facts about the industry) and processes developed and in place.  Listen in to the episode for a deeper understanding of an EOS system and much more.

To find more on Rick Cottrell, visit: https://bizresults.com

Episode 30: Make Wiser Financial Decisions with Jeff Redondo and Vidal Espinosa

Episode 30: Make Wiser Financial Decisions with Jeff Redondo and Vidal Espinosa

December 30, 2019

Today, Leafy interviews Jeff Redondo, Managing Partner of Invictus Advosors and Vidal Espinosa, Founder and Principal at Invictus Advisors.  Invictus Advisors is a bilingual consulting and accounting firm whose mission is to be a strategic partner for business owners to make better financial decisions. Right now, Jeff and Vidal are managing a portfolio of over 100 clients, with a total of assets over $10,000,000. Jeff and Vidal give our listeners the advice that If you decide to do all of your books yourself, you are the most expensive book keeper you can have.  Your time is best spent running a business, not on the small book keeping, lower level tasks. They also tell us to review quarterly with your financial planner on taxes and expenses. Don’t think for tax purposes. Think for growth.  If entertainment expenses are going to generate future profits and gains, they use it. Make your portfolios one for future revenue and another for tax purposes. Listen to the full episode for more practical and beneficial financial advice.

To find Jeff and Vidal, visit: www.invictus-advisors.com

Episode 29: Mitch Stephen Has a Formula to Make Every Renter an Owner

Episode 29: Mitch Stephen Has a Formula to Make Every Renter an Owner

December 27, 2019

On this episode, Leafy talks to Real Estate Investors and owner of https://1000houses.com/, Mitch Stephen. Mitch has perfected a method of achieving cash-flow without having to be a landlord and without having to rehab properties.  He has mastered the art of raising private money and the classic ‘Nothing Down’ deal. Mitch asks his clients, would you rather rent or would you rather own? With Mitch’s formula, he has been able to buy and sell over 2,000 homes around the San Antonio, TX area. The incredible job Mitch does for a neighborhood with his owner-finance properties is making home ownership affordable to those with bad credit or any other unfortunate circumstance wherein they cannot buy a house with a traditional mortgage from a bank or lender. Creating neighborhoods from rent houses to owner-lived in homes increases the home value in these neighborhoods and makes them safer places to live and raise families.

Find more on Mitch Stephen here: https://1000houses.com/about-us/

Episode 28: How to Effectively Lead Change In An Organization with Ron Carucci

Episode 28: How to Effectively Lead Change In An Organization with Ron Carucci

December 23, 2019

Today Leafy sits down with Ron Carucci, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Navalent. Ron works with CEOs and executives who are pursuing transformational change for their organizations. In his 30 years of helping organizations in major overhauls, Ron brings us some astounding advice for business owners. Ron says, don’t hit the ground running, hit the ground learning, if you are a leader tasked with company reorganization.  Be curious and open, ask and learn from the employees who are going through the overhaul.  Remember to be clear on what you need to fix. Ron’s last words of advice are to create high standards and hold everyone accountable. Be the leader who can help others advance. Be caring, have their back. Be known as someone who other people want to be around because they want to be better versions of themselves because you are there.

To find Ron Carucci, visit https://www.navalent.com/

Episode 27: 7 Foundational Principles That Truly Successful People Live By with Richard Flint

Episode 27: 7 Foundational Principles That Truly Successful People Live By with Richard Flint

December 20, 2019

On this episode of Leafy Podcast, Jennifer interviews one of America’s top personal development speakers and coaches, Richard Flint. Richard has 7 Foundational Principles that he teaches us about today.  The first principle is that behavior never lies; meaning actions are louder than words, and to lead a truly successful team, lead by example. Second principle is if you don’t confront it, you validate it. Confrontation is the skill of resolutions. Practice using “I have concern, here’s what’s causing my concern, what can we do to correct this”? Thirdly, be a presence that is present even when you aren’t present. This concept ties in with the next, earn respect by showing quality and consistency.  Richard also discusses the 4 rooms in everyone’s life.  To have balance you have to put your personal room first (time to think for yourself), then your family room (for emotional support), next, your business room (how you define yourself) and lastly your social room (where you go to relax). Richard’s final thoughts with us are the insightful concept that we all have 6 fears in life. If you can find your number 1 fear and control that fear, you can control the other 5 and not allow fear to run your life.

To find out more about Richard Flint, visit: www.richardflint.com.