Drive The 5Jul 27, 2020
Gretchen Smoot, CFO The Everest Group
Gretchen holds a BS in Business from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business and an MS in Applied Economics from the Jon. M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. She is currently the CFO of the Everest Group and has been working with CEO George Morris for nearly 15 years. Active in church and community, Gretchen serves on numerous boards including PTA, Youth Lacrosse and Community Council. She is a wife and mother of 4 whose hobbies include visiting national parks, home renovation projects, reading, hiking and listening to podcasts. She loves taking pictures and has over 3,550,000 views as a Google Local Guide.
*If you or someone you love is in danger from domestic violence, help is available 24/7/365 from the National Domestic Hotline 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
Dr. Matt is Back! 2 Topics: Managing Anxiety/Love & Connection
We promised to bring back more of Dr. Matt and this episode does not disappoint! (Listen to episode 7 of this season if you missed it.)
In this episode Dr. Matt educates us on 2 of his best subjects. Part 1 is all about understanding and managing anxiety. If you have anxiety, you may be a highly sensitive person. He shares fascinating science on this.
In part 2, we take a deep dive into relationships. Want a more fulfilling relationship with your spouse or partner? He teaches us communication skills for more intimate connection with others. As always he shares valuable tools and resources along with his insight and advice.
For more from Dr. Matt, visit www.matttownsend.com
The books Dr. Matt refers to in this episode are:
The Highly Sensitive Person in Love by Elaine Aron Ph.D. (Check out other books by Dr Aron as well!)
Hold me Tight by Sue Johnson
Emmy Award Winning Author James Curry
James Curry is an Emmy Award and three-time Peabody Award-winning journalist. He is author of the recently released memoir, Staying Alive. His work has been seen on CNN, The Weather Channel, Fox Business, and local news stations throughout the United States. At the age of 24 he was one of the youngest newscast producers ever appointed by CNN. Some of the most memorable stories he covered at CNN include the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the Deep Water Horizon oil spill, numerous mass shootings, The Boston Marathon Bombing and the Trump Campaign. James is also a Marine Corps combat veteran. He was in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004 and later was handpicked to serve as one of the Marine Corps' elite embassy guards. He holds a B.S. in political science from Troy University in Alabama and a M.S. in journalism from South Dakota State University. I loved talking to James and hearing about his life. In this episode we hear his remarkable survival story-- from escaping an abusive home, to surviving the war in Iraq and beating cancer--all before the age of 25, James shares his insight on beating the odds and how cancer changed his perspective on life and needing and helping other people. His transformation experiences and achievements in the military, and his experience facing death provide a powerful metaphor for setting and achieving goals and making the decision to fight to live, no matter what you face. James also shares stories about his time with CNN, what's it's like to be a producer and his experience breaking one of the biggest stories of the past two decades. Don't miss this episode. www.iamjamescurry.com
Fitness goal? Transform your Body with Carli Williams @fitnesscarli
So many of us have fitness goals but never seem to get the weight off or keep it off. What if you could actually have that body you've been dreaming about--no matter how old you are or how much you have to lose? If you have a goal to lose weight, get fit and send your energy through the roof--listen to this episode!
Carli Williams @fitnesscarli is a successful Instagram influencer and fitness coach with a devoted tribe of over 70,000 followers. Listen to her speak and you'll understand why. She is authentic, inspiring and delightful (disclaimer: she is also my daughter!) In this episode, Carli shares her personal transformation story along with tips and advice and some mental hacks for losing weight and getting fit. Listen to this episode and learn about Carli's new meal plan based on the latest science on metabolic health and weight loss.*
As a busy mother of 3 beautiful children, including identical twin boys, she has walked the talk of getting her own body back into shape following the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth--even after carrying twins and having a c-section. Her specialty is helping other women achieve the same results. In addition to helping women of all ages, she has also helped a lot of men join in the challenge and take control of their fitness goals.
In this episode, Carli also shares the story of @fitnesscarli and how her personal journey grew into the successful business she has today. Her series of meal plans and workout guides have catapulted her into the fitness coach space where she has earned over $1 million dollars of revenue to date. Her popular weight loss challenges with big cash prizes have been a catalyst for thousands of people to find the tools, motivation and support they need to finally reach their fitness goals.
For more information visit www.fitnesscarli.com Check out the before and after photos of thousands of clients and follow @fitnesscarli on Instagram.
I hope this episode inspires you to commit to your own fitness journey and/or turn a passion you have into a successful career!
*As with any fitness program, consult your physician before starting a weight loss and exercise program. Carli's discussion of metabolic health is a general discussion and not meant to be a guide for individuals with underlying health conditions requiring special medical care.
Finding Success on a Team with Chad Wagstaff, Elite Team
Having trouble achieving success on your own? Finding and joining the right team can change your world. That's what happened to Chad Wagstaff. In this episode, Chad talks about his path to building a successful career in real estate. Listen as he shares his story about struggling on his own, getting fired, and finally achieving a breakthrough. The secret to Chad's massive success was finding the right team with a winning system, in addition to his incredible work ethic and personal discipline.
Just one of my favorites takeaways from this episode:
"Roadblocks are like a rock in a river. You just have to find a way to navigate around them!" - Chad Wagstaff
Chad began selling real estate in 2012. Within a year, he joined the #1 Century 21 office in the world and quickly excelled to become a top producing and award winning Realtor on the Elite Team. Chad has personally sold more than 350 homes representing over $100,000,000 in sales volume. His clients love working with him and it's easy to understand why when you listen to this episode. In addition to helping clients buy or sell their primary residences, Chad also helps investors looking to build a portfolio of income properties.
Chad graduated from Brigham Young University in 2009 with a BS degree in Urban Planning and Development. In 2015 he became licensed as an Associate Broker in the state of Utah.
Chad is the team trainer for the Elite Team at Century 21 Everest in Cottonwood Heights, UT. The Elite Team is currently ranked as the #3 large team nationwide and #4 team globally for Century 21 and is the #1 Large Team in Utah and the Rocky Mountain Region (2017-2020). Chad is also a real estate performance coach with The Everest Sales System. You can contact Chad at Chadwagstaff@gmail.com or reach him by phone at 801.669.1485
Entrepreneur Carrie Mann, Founder & Owner of Purple Moss Photography
Do you dread getting a professional headshot or having your picture taken? Not if photographer pro Carrie Mann is behind the lens! In this episode, Carrie shares the story of her successful business, Purple Moss Photography, all the way from her initial idea through building her own studio. She didn't hire a contractor, she learned how to do it and built it HERSELF! This woman knows how to get it done and her story will inspire you. An added bonus is her discussion on the importance of branding yourself for success. She also shares tips on how her minimalist lifestyle increases her productivity! Enjoy. Carrie Mann on Purple Moss Photography: I started this business because I found joy in seeing people light up when they love their pictures. Our lighting, studio space, and team are all behind you; making you look and feel your best. I’m confident you’ll love the experience and results! For more info or to book a shoot, visit: https://slc.purplemossphotography.com/
Setting Goals with Dr. Matt Townsend, Human Development Expert
Ready to learn more about how to figure out what you want in all areas of your life and how to get it? Tune into this episode with Dr. Matt! For two decades, Dr. Matt Townsend has been energizing and involving audiences with his unique approach to building and maintaining successful relationships and building a more fulfilling life. Known as one of America's top presenters in the field of Human Relations and Development, Matt blends humor and storytelling with real life solutions that inspire motivation and results with his audiences.
Matt has worked extensively in the area of results oriented communication He began his career as a lead presenter for industry leader Franklin Covey. His past clients include CNN, Lockheed Martin, American Express, Freddie Mac, Hewlett Packard, the US Army & US Navy--to name a few. In this episode, Dr. Matt shares valuable resources and expert advice on figuring out how to leverage your resources and set yourself up for success. For more information about Dr. Matt, visit www.matttownsend.com
Free Strengths Finder Assessment: www.authentichappiness.org
Following your Passion with Sarah Davies, Owner & Founder of The Piano Place
Sarah Townsend Davies, a long time resident of Draper, Utah started taking piano lessons at age seven. While she had her fair share of fighting her mom to practice, something about the piano has captivated her and kept her playing ever since. In high school, Sarah took her love of the piano to the next level by auditioning to be a pianist at the esteemed Roof Restaurant in Salt Lake City. After being hired, Sarah thrived in the challenge of constantly expanding her repertoire and performing in front of thousands of guests over the four years she played there. During this time Sarah compiled a music library of nearly 1000 songs on her iPad and gained the skills necessary to learn songs by ear and take requests on demand.
Sharing her love for music is one of Sarah’s greatest passions, as she finds great joy in helping others discover the fun, discipline and even healing that can come from learning an instrument. After a 10 year career teaching piano lessons from her home, Sarah (with the help from her husband Brady) took the plunge in 2015 and decided to open a full service private music lesson studio which they called The Piano Place. Today, their studio has grown to three locations and it is their great honor and a privilege to share their passion for music with their hundreds of students across the Salt Lake Valley.
Before starting The Piano Place, Sarah enjoyed a career in the public relations industry after graduating from BYU’s communications program in 2014. Sarah’s experience working for Manhattan based communications firm, Coltrin and Associates, opened up many opportunities to work with a variety of high profile clients like Popeyes, Coldstone Creamery, Protection One and many more. Through this, she was also given the chance to pitch, negotiate and secure a segment spot on Good Morning America for one of Coltrin’s top accounts and was invited to accompany both client and crew on set in New York City. The skills she learned from this time in her life have proved invaluable to her work at The Piano Place.
Sarah has shared her vast piano repertoire by playing at dozens of weddings, corporate events and religious functions. Sarah currently enjoys serving as the piano accompanist for her ward’s choir. Sarah attributes much of her success in piano to the inspiring instructors she has studied under including Gina Knowles, Ann Harrington and BYU’s Dr. Robin Hancock. When she is not playing or teaching piano, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband Brady, chasing around their three kids, doing pilates, playing tennis, traveling and eating good food. Sarah is very thankful for the many families that have supported their effort to create The Piano Place studio and are so excited for the many fun opportunities in store.
From Big Idea to Successful Business with Jennifer Johnson, Entrepreneur & Founder of pro Do
Have you ever heard of a Blow Dry Bar? Jennifer Johnson saw a need for women to conveniently pamper themselves and created, pro Do™ Blow Dry Bar. With over 22 years in the industry and a passion for making women feel beautiful, Jennifer discusses how she launched her business, created her team, and journeyed through entrepreneurship. Join us as we discuss the "why" behind her drive and secrets to success. You won't want to miss this!
Resource links from this episode can be found below.
The Power of Visualization with Dave Austin - Mental Performance Coach for Professional Athletes
Dave Austin is a highly sought after mental performance coach, "Being a former professional athlete and world-ranked tennis player himself, he knows how to fuel the fire during competition. He is a multi-sport athlete having played football and baseball at the high school and college level, and who also surfed in the Makaha International Championship in Hawaii when he was just 15." Many of his clients are professional athletes you watch on TV every day. "Dave is not only an international best-selling author, but he has developed “The Process” which is a unique method that helps his clients play “in the zone” and stay there longer. His trademark “game ready” visualizations have helped many NFL, MLB, Olympic, and college athletes allow their true talents to rise up and shine. Dave has not only worked with professional teams such as the LA Dodgers, Texas Rangers, a U.S. Olympic team, the United Football League, he has also worked with teams beginning with organized youth sports, and onto the high school and D1 college level as well. Dave is truly passionate about training his athletes to “think less” and allow their minds to play at the highest levels imaginable. He is the secret weapon when it comes to a competitive edge."
Join me as we dive into Dave's career, methods, and advice. You won't want to miss this!
The Story of Century 21 Everest, #1 Century 21 Office in the World with George Morris, CEO & Founder
During the economic tank of 2009, George Morris launched an independent real estate brokerage with a handful of associates. By the time 2011 hit, they were affiliated with Century 21. Today, Century 21 Everest has grown to over 1,000 agents, with 14 offices in Utah and California and is home to the #1 producing office in the world for Century 21. They’ve expanded into title, lending, and other ancillary services with combined total revenue of 100 million. George is a mentor and coach to many, helping them set and achieve any goal they set their mind to. Ready for some inspiration? Listen in!
Changing careers? From Law School to Escape Rooms with Raleigh Williams
Interviewing Raleigh Williams, a successful entrepreneur, investor, and ex-lawyer. Learn what drove him to quit law and jump into entrepreneurship while constantly working on new goals, pursuits, and passions. Let's dive in together!
NY Times Bestselling Author Glenn Plaskin
Join me as I interview Glenn Plaskin, best selling author specializing in non-fiction, memoir, business, self-help, leadership, and inspiration. Glenn's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Family Circle, US Weekly, Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, W, and Playboy. His interview subjects have included such figures as Katharine Hepburn, Nancy Reagan, Calvin Klein, Senator Edward Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Leona Helmsley, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Donald Trump, Al Pacino, and Meryl Streep. His TV appearances include The Today Show, Oprah, and Larry King Live.