Oct

30

TEE 039: Laser Focus – Sharon Restrepo

Sharon Restrepo
Do you struggle with focusing on one thing at a time? At the end of the day do you wonder what you accomplished? In episode 39 of the The Executive Edge podcast Sharon Restrepo shares with us her edge in being unique. In order to be unique you have to have laser focus. You get what you focus on.

Sharon Restrepo is a full time real estate investor and Broker, buying, renovating and selling homes in South Florida. She is also a national speaker and published author, having taught thousands how to apply her principals to success in the real estate investing arena.

Sharon founded 32 West Realty, Inc. in 1995 to create real estate investment services catering to investors. Becoming an investor in 1993, Sharon found that most agents held a traditional real estate background rather than the type of training, experience or understanding an investor requires.

As a local investor, she has experienced changing market conditions, renovated many properties, managed property, bought from banks and private sellers alike, as well as purchased at local Foreclosure auction. Her years of experience in this market have given her the skills and network necessary to provide professional real estate investment services to her clients.

In addition to being a published author herself, Sharon has been sought after as a National Speaker on the popular topics of Investing in Foreclosure, Short Sales, and Real Estate Investing.

Highlights:
- Unique niche – not being generalized
- Know your business model
- What you focus on expands
- Impossible to be the best at everything
- Laser focus on product or service
- As you focus then other products will evolve
- Business is through word of mouth
- Being transparent
- Procedures need to be clear – in writing is the best
- “Cash follows clarity”
- Lack of communication is when things go wrong
- Being accountable
- Never get to comfortable
- Never cut corners or compromise
- Consistent communication with clients

When communication breaks down – loss of revenue occurs!

Tips:
1. Create standards
2. Simple procedures
3. Procedures in writing
4. Focus on the niche that you’re really good at
5. Being the best and communicating all along the way
6. Have fun!

To connect with Sharon Restrepo goto www.32WestRealty.com.

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Jun

11

TEE 034: Millennials – How To Work With Them – Lee Caraher

Lee Caraher
Millennials are entering today’s job market at an ever-increasing rate. In episode 34 of The Executive Edge we learn how to work with millennials. Our guest is Lee Caraher, author of Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making It Work at Work published by Bibliomotion.

Lee Caraher started Double Forte in 2002 as a new kind of communications firm designed to provide the best service in the business. Previously Executive Vice President at Weber Shandwick, president and founder of Red Whistle, and VP of SEGA, Caraher has managed multiple offices and hundreds of people of all ages, and was named in the 40 under 40 by industry publication PRWEEK. She serves on the boards of KQED Public Media and Grace Cathedral. She is a member of Entrepreneurs Only. Caraher holds a BA in medieval history from Carleton College, which she finds useful every day. She lives with her husband and two sons on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Highlights of this episode:
- Traveling with ease
- Perspective on control
- Not having to be the smartest person in the room
- How a sense of humor is an edge
- Being able to get to the heart of the matter quickly
- How questions can be an advantage
- How to handle feedback when you are caught off guard
- How to work with millennials
- Recruiting millennials
- How to turn a negative situation into a positive experience
- 4 generations – how to get along with each other in the office
- How to hit a home run with every project
- How please and thank you can give you traction
- Leadership tools to employ today

Connect with Lee at www.LeeCaraher.com. Her blog: www.RocksAreHard.com.

Achieving the goals of the business is possible with every generation. Understanding millennials and how to work with them can be the edge to get your business to the next level.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so that we can address it on the podcast so that you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential! Nothing is impossible!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Jun

4

TEE 033: 3 Tips To Polish Your Speaking Skills – Linda Yates

Linda Yates TEE 033 In episode 33 of The Executive Edge Linda Yates shares 3 tips you can use to polish your speaking skills. Giving a presentation or speaking in public doesn’t have to scare you to death! For the next 24 minutes you will learn how to attack your presentation with confidence.

Highlights from this episode:
How to connect with your audience
How to structure your presentation
How to prepare for your speech
Questions to ask before presenting
What to do before you utter your first word
How to create rapport with your audience
How to start your presentation
How to close your speech
How to handle it when things go wrong when you are speaking
How to mentally prepare
The power of practice
How to practice and polish your speech
How to conquer your fears

By implementing what you learn on this podcast you will feel competent, calm and be articulate. These speaking skill tips can be learned. What is your favorite tip from this episode? Please comment below.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so that we can address it on the podcast so that you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

Here’s some tools to assist you in giving a speech or presentation. Be sure to sign up for our free newsletter, buy our audio course on energizing your personal brand or let us know how we can work together in 2015 with an email to Linda@LHYatesConsulting.com.

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Jan

28

TEE 023: Turn Off the World and Recharge – Linda Yates

How do you disconnect? As an executive you may find that it’s hard to turn off the world and recharge. In episode 23 of The Executive Edge learn self preservation tips in order to avoid burnout.

5 Tips:

1. Take a 2-day weekend.
2. Set Office Hours – stick to them.
3. Avoid looking at your phone first thing in the morning.
4. Being present and in the moment.
5. Turn off alarms and phone when working on a project.

Bonus Tips:
Taking breaks throughout the day.
Lay out your vacation time for the year in your strategy planning. This is a great tip that Gary Keller from Keller Williams speaks about.

Achieving your goals is not a sprint but rather a marathon. Keeping this in mind will assist you in reaching your potential.

Turning off the world and recharging your batteries will assist you in accomplishing more than you thought possible. What 3 things are you going to do this week in order to recharge?

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so that we can address it on the podcast so that you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential! Nothing is impossible!

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Jan

27

Executive Presence Speech Opening Tip #3

Want to increase your executive presence while speaking? This is tip #3 on how to open or start a speech and illustrate executive presence in the most polished way possible. The most engaging way to open a speech as an executive is to tell a story.

If you missed tip #1 and tip #2 you can access via this blog or on YouTube.

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Jan

13

Executive Presence Speech Opening Tip #2

As an executive you will have to present or give a speech. This week you will learn the 2nd tip when starting your presentation. You don’t have to be an executive to use these strategies.

The second tip is to: Open With A Startling Statistic – this is a great way to engage your audience right out of the gate. As you open with a statistic, pause for just a couple of seconds to let it sink in. Then move forward with your presentation.

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Nov

11

Breaking Through Barriers

What barriers do you need to break through? What is holding you back from achieving the executive presence you seek? Linda H. Yates The Image Energizer shares how breaking through barriers is the path to success.

Two years ago I started on a journey to improve my smile. I got braces at age 47! Little did I know at that time what challenge it would be to correct my smile. Confidence is the underlying principle to reaching all of our goals. This past two years has been a hit on my self-image. I realized that I was letting my self conscious thoughts of the braces I’m wearing impact my stepping out and achieving my goals. This has been a self imposed mental barrier.

One of the best ways to experience a break through is to list how holding back from reaching to achieve your goals is effecting you. Keeping your mindset in a possibility framework will aid you in uncovering, realizing and accomplishing your potential.

If you desire more executive presence then breaking through your self imposed mental barriers is the answer.

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Nov

6

Benefits of Innovation

Old Computer

I am amazed at the inventions that others come up with. I have never looked at myself as an innovator. Yet, I value innovation and understand the strength it can be.

One of the things I’ve realized is that innovation doesn’t have to be big or move the earth. Even something as simple as a paperclip. Think about it. By bending a small wire into a shape that could hold a few papers together, that changed the ability to organize your paperwork.

As I have been building a business I realize that time is precious. Seeking out innovative ways to do different tasks is critical to my long-term success. I am so grateful for my laptop, phone and the internet! When I started working a long time ago, computers were slow. I would turn on the computer and while the computer was booting, I could go down the hall to pick up the mail before it had completed its process. Now, by just lifting my laptop screen I am able to be off and running to do my tasks.

Using our imagination is free and can be such a gift. Recently I met a CEO who is an inventor. His first invention was when he was 17 years old. He comes from a family of inventors. I interviewed him for The Executive Edge podcast – check it out here: http://lhyatesconsulting.com/tee-011-max-silver-innovation-way-success/

One of the ways I love to innovate is through cooking. The kitchen to me is like a chemistry lab. I love to make things from scratch. The opportunity to innovate occurs when a recipe calls for something that you don’t have. Thank heaven for Google! Thinking outside the box is how innovation can improve our reality.

Our brain is an amazing gift! The question of “what if” – is where we can tap into the possibility to enhance our life and business. I would love to hear how you have innovated. Who knows, you might give me an idea or two!

Nov

5

TEE 016: Deaunna Evans – Family Success

Deaunna Evans, MCC

This week on The Executive Edge Episode 16 Deaunna Evans joins the show to guide us on how having success at home and positive interactions with our family is an edge to success.

We are happy to welcome Deaunna Evans, MCC, owner and head parenting coach at Super Moms Coaching. As a master life coach and professional parenting coach, she helps frustrated parents of tweens and teens strategize solutions to tough behavioral challenges that come with adolescence.

She became a parent coach because she knows how one difficult child can devastate an entire family. Deaunna understands how frustrating and overwhelming childhood behavioral issues can be! Even though her family faced challenges that naturally come along with step-parenting, and a child with ADHD and ODD issues, they nonetheless raised 3 highly functional and successful children. Their two oldest children are now happily thriving young adults gaining a college education and one amazing 16 year old highly functional son still at home with them.

Deaunna has raised three highly successful children using the principles of positive parenting that she teaches others. She shares her professional coach training experience plus her laboratory of life (20+ years worth) of ‘been there-done that yet rose above it’ parenting tips, tricks, and techniques to help families raise highly functional and well-adjusted children.

Highlights from this show:
- Stopping to listen and be in the moment with your children
- Family First
- How emotional love can change the direction of your home life
- How business principles can be applied to your family
- How to overcome obstacles and failures
- Long term perspective
- Busting through teenage behavior issues
- How to balance work and family

To learn more about Deaunna Evans or to connect with her goto www.supermomscoaching.com. She offers a FREE discovery session.

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Oct

30

Passion

Linda Yates

What are you passionate about? How do you define passion? My definition is that my heart, soul and mind become consumed and it makes me smile. There are a lot of different things that I am passionate about here is a list:
1. God
2. Family
3. Health
4. Work
5. People
6. Sun
7. Music

I believe that when passion exists – life is easier. All the tasks I have to undertake become lighter. The question then arises: Can you make yourself feel passion when it is lacking? I believe the answer is yes! Here are a few tips that I have implemented in my daily life when I need to feel more:

1. Get curious. When my energy is lacking I try to find something that I can learn more about.
2. Balance. There are some days that I get out of balance. Those are the days I stop and take a breath.
3. Say no. When I dig to find passion and it’s just not there, I say no. That is something hard for me to do – but at times necessary.
4. Set goals. By setting goals I am able to get excited and determination grows.
5. Reflect on what I love. As I reflect on what has inspired me in the past, I have more energy for what I’m currently working on.

Passion is the critical factor in pressing forward when you feel discouraged or frustrated. Asking yourself “why” will bring you back to your higher purpose. As you reaffirm your purpose, you will find renewed strength to move forward.

Passion is the spice of life. When you can put it in place into all areas of your life then the magic is yours to enjoy!