The GROW GIVE EXPAND Podcast
By Doug Meyers
The GROW GIVE EXPAND PodcastNov 27, 2019
#020 - Grow Give Expand Podcast 1 Year Anniversary Edition: Bret Macdonald - Round 2 on The Entrepreneurial Journey, Maximizing Opportunities, and Pursuing Greatness
The Grow Give Expand Podcast celebrates its 1 year anniversary by bringing back the first guest AND still the most played episode of the podcast, Bret Macdonald!
Before getting into introductions, from the studio directly to you, a sincere thank you for listening to the show.
When the podcast started back in March of 2019 with the release of the first interview with Bret, I had no idea what kind of uptake and following the show would capture...
Now, 12 months later and with 20 long-form interviews completed, I've had the pleasure of sharing with you conversations with exceptional guests including sales superstars, numerous real estate investors, entrepreneurs, former university athletes, clinical counsellors, executive coaches, and more, as well as my own personal monologues and stories from the time spent transitioning from employee to entrepreneur / business owner. A big thank you to all the guests who have taken the time to join me on this show and for openly sharing your stories, experience, and knowledge for all to learn from.
It's been an amazing journey and I am grateful for your support, feedback, and continued interested in the show - thank you for listening!
Now...for introductions..or in this case a re-introduction.
Bret Macdonald is first and foremost a close friend of mine. A former University level basketball player at the University of British Columbia (OKanagan and Vancouver programs), Bret knows what it's like to chase and achieve athletic excellence. Taking the transferable components of being a high-level athlete on the court, Bret has coached at the NCAA level for Simon Fraser University, and off the court has taken big strides in business on his own entrepreneurial journey.
Our conversation in this episode is as natural and unplanned as it can be, and really reflects some of the actual kinds of conversation we would have if we were just hanging out (though in this case I get to ask all the questions)! What results is a free-flowing, engaging, and educational chat in which Bret fills us in on the last 12 months of his life with a focus on his involvement in a cannabis start-up business and some of the transitions he's made along the way.
In addition to the update, Bret shares his thoughts and perspective for how to handle self-isolation amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, which has in some way affected us all. As the new normal sets in, Bret highlights:
- A perspective of gratitude, thankfulness, and appreciation as a habit
- Taking advantage of the opportunities available to you RIGHT NOW to learn, develop, and get better
- Making big decisions, in life and in business, and how to simplify the decision making process
We conclude with a back-and-forth discussion around improvement based on the life of Kobe Bryant. What would he do if he were here right now - and what can we learn about focus, appreciating the process instead of just the outcomes, and about sacrifice from the life of one of the greatest basketball players to ever live?
This leads to powerful insights about greatness and super-success. We discuss the pursuit of greatness, and share our closing remarks on why we believe EVERYONE should, at least once in their life, try to pursue greatness in an area of interest to them. The rewards of doing so are immense in terms of character development and better understanding yourself.
Let's GROW, GIVE, and EXPAND, with this episode's guest: Bret Macdonald
#019 - Graeme Bouvier: Entrepreneurship and Understanding How The Mind Works
Graeme is the co-founder of The Bow Group, a trades company specializing in drywall and painting services in the Saskatoon area, and the owner and co-founder of RSLTS Club, a business consulting and personal development company committed to helping entrepreneurs, both operating and aspiring, to grow and scale their businesses. In addition to his businesses, Graeme has tested the methods taught in RSLTS Club to become an in-action real estate investor in the past couple of years.
In our conversation we discuss the following points related to Graeme’s entrepreneurial journey, his businesses, and the processes of how the mind works:
- Who is Graeme Bouvier?
- Setting the foundation for success – from University to Trades to Business
- The entrepreneurial journey and how Graeme knew he needed to get better as a business owner
- How entrepreneurship led to personal development and mindset consulting
- Understanding the importance of asking for help
- Recognizing pain points to align with those who can offer you and your business help
- Building systems and processes to manage your life and business
- Finding a mentor
- “What you think about is what you become”
- Testing the mindset training for results in real estate investing
- Big Goals + Discomfort = GROWTH
- What it means to “plant the seed and then let nature do its part”
- Deconstructing setting big goals and why they are a key component of growth
- What are Graeme’s current big goals?
- How to lead people who are older and/or more experienced than you by understanding how the mind works
- The power of visualizing your success and your goals
- What is RSLTS Club and who is it for?
- The Grow Give Expand Final 3
I hope you enjoy this in-depth conversation with one of the most cool, calm, and collected young entrepreneurs I have come to know.
Let’s grow, give, and expand, with this episode’s guest: Graeme Bouvier
Connect with Graeme
Facebook: Graeme Bouvier
Connect with RSLTS Club
Facebook: GROW Don’t GRIND – Advanced Scaling Strategies for Biz Owners w/RSLTS Club
Song for Visualization:
Ludovico Einaudi - Night
#018 - Alan Cahn: Life, Intentions, Coaching, and Relationships with A Man of Wisdom
In this episode of The Grow Give Expand Podcast I am joined by evolutionary accelerator and status quo disruptor, Alan Cahn.
Alan has over 35 years of experience in senior management positions in a global enterprise, being an executive coach, a trainer and a consultant. He has a demonstrated track record of success coaching leaders to realize breakthrough results, utilizing his unique talent for disruptive/context shifting interactions. Alan brings a commitment to optimizing leadership performance and realizing professional fulfillment to each of his coaching clients. He can be counted on to bring joy to the client and the coaching process!
Alan holds a Bachelor in Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Social Inquiry. He has post-graduate training and expertise in strategic design, business management and practical philosophy. He is also a trained individual and group counsilor. While Alan has deep expertise in business, he is also passionate about serving international non-profits. He gets great joy from helping them realize their missions and elevating the culture of the organization.
In our conversation, Alan shares his wisdom on a variety of subjects from living an intentional life, to how to be a great coach, to creating fulfilling relationships. Topics include:
- Who is Alan Cahn?
- Understanding intention: What is an intention? What is YOUR intention and why must you have one - Alan's preamble for creating your intention
- Awareness at every moment (are we fulfilling our desired intention, or some other intention, at any given time)
- What is default mode?
- The neuroscience behind how we end up establishing default modes
- "There's a party called life taking place here on Earth. What are you bringing to the party?" A great question for shifting perspective
- What the result has been in Alan's life of setting an intention
- How Alan measures his success in regard to living in alignment with his intention
- How to elegantly disrupt the patterns and identify blind spots (as a coach) in those you are coaching & the 3 things you need to have before coaching someone or offering feedback
- How to engage in a coaching relationship with others
- Questions for coaches to ask within the coach / student framework
- Quantifying your value as a coach or consultant: 3 ways to determine what to ask for in terms of compensation
- Alan's 6 keys to a fulfilling life
- Why quiet time to listen inwards is vital for personal & professional growth
- 10 day silent retreats, meditation, flotation tanks, and ayahuasca
- How at age 69 Alan stays curious about life and learning at an age when a lot of people start slowing down / winding back the gears
- Refiring vs. Retiring
- Are you a consumer or a creator?
- Relationships: defining what works personally based on the way we are designed / principals for being a good partner
- How to have a conversation with a partner about choosing to improve the quality of your relationship
- Developing depth in relationships in a world where people seem to always be looking for the next best thing
- Understanding the "seasons of life"
- How to position yourself when working with, or developing relationships with, high value / high performing individuals
- The Grow Give Expand Final 3
A truly wide-ranging episode packed with great insights from one of the wisest souls I have had the pleasure of getting to know.
Let's Grow, Give, and Expand, with this episode's guest: Alan Cahn
Connect with Alan:
#017 - Nick Findler: An Introduction to Small-Cap Investing and Lessons in Entrepreneurship
#016 - Zeb & Colleen Tsikira, The Tsikiras: Real Estate Investor Mini-Series - EPISODE 006
The Tsikiras decided back in 2014 to grab the bull by the horns, move to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, and create the lifestyle of their choosing by making a living through real estate investing. Since that time they have effectively built a real estate investment portfolio that includes investments in Yellowknife and Edmonton, as well as in the United States in Arizona and Ohio. They are now property millionaires and entrepreneurs that stick by the method of investing where returns are best, and have begun to help others through education and empowerment to become financially free as well.
In our conversation, The Tsikiras share their story and experiences which include:
- How they got started in real estate investing
- What drew them to move to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories to pursue careers and the start of their real estate investment portfolio
- How they were able to retire themselves from traditional jobs in only one-and-a-half years
- Explaining their “why”, and reiterating the importance of having a strong why for getting into real estate investing
- Discussion around the real estate market and local economy in Yellowknife, NWT
- How to create a real estate investment focused team of service providers in places where resources are limited
- How they broke through the barriers in their investing careers by joining a real estate investing community and getting connected with like-minded people
- How to enter into new real estate investment markets while minimizing risks, building relationships, and completing due diligence
- What The Tsikiras do to go the extra mile in terms of due diligence before making an investment
- What generating success in real estate has meant and led to in terms of the quality of their lifestyle
- What they do to foster and fortify a quality mindset
- 3 things they recommend every aspiring investor do to get started in real estate
- And a number of amazing tips, strategies, skills, and perspectives for running and growing a real estate investing business
You are going to learn an incredible amount from The Tsikiras – these two are the real deal! Full of passion, energy, and excitement, it was a pleasure having them on the show.
Get your pen and paper out for some extensive note taking as these experienced real estate investors share their story, wisdom, and experiences for all to improve.
Let’s grow, give, and expand, with this episode’s guests: Zeb and Colleen Tsikira
Want to connect with The Tsikiras? Find them online and on social media!
Learn how to invest with The Tsikiras: www.16weekinvestor.com
Instagram: @thetsikiras www.instagram.com/thetsikiras
Facebook: The Tsikiras www.facebook.com/thetsikiras
YouTube: The Tsikiras www.youtube.com/c/TheTsikiras
Suggested resources mentioned on the show:
- Income Property – TV show on HGTV
- The Cash-Flow Game – Board game for improving financial intelligence
- Keyspire – Real Estate Investment Community
#015 - Nadiya Manji: TedX Speaker, Author, and Alignment Consultant on Energy & Connection
Nadiya has an incredible background, from growing up in Pakistan with her entrepreneurial parents, to living and working in Kenya, to now residing and operating her business and consultancy in Calgary, Alberta.
Nadiya is a TEDx speaker, author, and alignment consultant. She is also certified in NLP, a Certified Hypnotherapist, and a Corporate Quantum Change Process Practitioner. Her extensive background in physiology and biochemistry makes her a leading authority in human communication, influence, and persuasion at the quantum level. For over a decade, Nadiya studied extensively with leading practitioners in three continents to decode quantum energy and how it effects alignment. Nadiya is a sought-out expert in energy, intuition and communication, bringing together the four areas of mind, soul, thoughts, and feelings, and their imminent effects on performance.
She has spoken on many stages including for TEDx in Calgary where her talk, Aligned Living, discusses the idea of work-life balance and explores her belief of prioritizing alignment over balance.
Out of her TEDx experience she discovered that she wanted to share her story in greater detail by authoring a book. Searching For Balance, What A Near-Death Experience Taught Me About The Secret Formula For Life And Business, is currently available on Amazon (link at the bottom) with an updated second edition due to be released in 2020.
Our conversation touches many corners, but as a theme centers around energy and connection. Topics we discuss include:
- What is energy and what are the 4 categories of energy?
- The importance of asking why in the context of “why does something matter in our life?”
- Making sense of the esoteric world for logically minded people
- Nadiya’s consistent theme of “fitting-in” and how this has helped her stand out
- The most common things that high-performing business executives and entrepreneurs are struggling with and what needs to be done to correct these struggles
- The “pair of socks” analogy for personal and professional life
- The importance of environment as a defining factor in creating success
- Discussion on work-life balance and why Nadiya believes you need to prioritize your commitments, sacrifices, and compromises (this is shared further in her TEDx talk, link at the bottom)
- The difference between ignorance versus being aware of negative energy, and making the choice for how to deal with it
- The critical need for choosing to positively manage, handle, and respond to stress and anxiety
- The importance of intentionality in everything you do and why self-awareness is the key to growth
We also spend time learning about the coaching relationship with Nadiya, in which she pulls back the curtain on what the initial consultation looks like by identifying which areas in a person’s life are most important to them and assessing self-awareness. Let’s grow, give, and expand, with this episode’s guest: Nadiya Manji
Links to items mentioned in the show:
Searching For Balance: What A Near-Death Experience Taught Me About The Secret Formula For Success In Life And Business:
Nadiya’s TEDx Talk – Aligned Living: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT5vYSYe6Ik
Follow Nadiya on Facebook @rewireyourlifebynadiyamanji
#014 - Kelly Caldwell, Elevated Wealth Creations: Real Estate Investor Mini-Series - EPISODE 005
Kelly began her journey investing in real estate as a part-time “side hustle” in 2012 and by 2019 had acquired enough real estate to “retire” from her 9-5 and turn her real estate passion into her full-time career. She is a big believer that you have to work harder on yourself than you do on your business and is a huge advocate of personal development.
Over the last 4 years, Kelly has personally done over 20 real estate transactions and collectively between her and her business partner now owns over 35 doors.
As a real estate investor her primary focus is currently on conversions of single family dwellings into legal duplexes using the BRRRR method (Buy, Reno, Rent, Refinance, Repeat). Her aim is to acquire suitable properties to maximize returns for her investors.
In our conversation, Kelly and I dive into the details of her story in which she overcame the drastic changes that took place in her family life throughout her teenage years and into early adulthood. Using this as ground zero for the motivation and inspiration to never have to experience such hardships again, Kelly describes, as other guests on the podcast have similarly stated, the importance of having a strong why for getting into real estate investing. From there we get into details, strategies, and tactics of her real estate investing activities, in which you’ll learn:
· The ins-and-outs of the BRRRR method (Buy, Reno, Rent, Refinance, Repeat)
· How to mitigate the risks of the BRRRR method
· How to find off-market properties for below market value
· What Kelly asks for from her capital partner investors
· The lifestyle results of establishing a sustainable, cash-flowing real estate investment portfolio using the BRRRR method
· The importance of not just getting educated, but actually USING the education received to achieve results
· Why the best teacher is experience and how to learn from mistakes and failures
· …And much more!
It was a pleasure speaking with and learning from Kelly in this conversation. I am certain you will not only pick up a number of real estate investing gems through her knowledge and insights, but will also be incredibly inspired by the details and outcomes of her powerful, personal story.
Let’s GROW, GIVE, and EXPAND, with this episode’s guest: Kelly Caldwell.
If you want to connect with Kelly and find out more about her investing activities you can do so by visiting www.elevatedwealthcreations.com, or by following her company on Facebook and Instagram @elevatedwealthcreations.
#013 - The Investor Couple Mel & Dave Dupuis: Real Estate Investor Mini-Series - EPISODE 004
#012 - Mike Sheret: Real Estate Investor Mini-Series - EPISODE 003
Currently, Mike serves as the Founder of multiple companies, including the real estate firm Point Properties Inc. and the private lending firm Best Capital Corp., where he and his partner have funded numerous projects and mortgages. He is also a proud part of REIN (Real Estate Investment Network), a prominent real estate investing community comprised of 3000+ members who have collectively transacted 37,000+ properties.
Outside of flipping, lending, and renovating, Mike enjoys spending quality time with his loved ones. He is also an avid outdoorsman and adventurer who has traveled to over 25 different countries and counting.
In our conversation, we first discuss the process of how Mike built his real estate investment portfolio, before turning our attention to another form of real estate investing: private lending. We dive into what private lending is, how it works, what to look for, and who may be interested in this type of investing. This leads us into finding out a little bit more about Best Capital Bond, Mike’s private lending firm, which provides private lending options for both investors and borrowers. And yes, a phone rings near the end of this episode, it wasn’t your phone!
If you want to get in touch with Mike Sheret and the Best Capital Bond, you can check them out here:
Thank you for listening.
Keep GROWING, GIVING, and EXPANDING.
#011 - Mandy Branham, The JV Queen: Real Estate Investor Mini-Series - EPISODE 002
#010 - Julia Pereira: Real Estate Investor Mini-Series - EPISODE 001
#009 - Jay Dhahan: Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs through NextGen Group of Companies
Throughout this wide-ranging conversation we touch on the importance of mindset, self-study, personal development, and the critical component of having coaches/mentors. We also dive into some of the fundamentals of real estate specific to commercial development and the things people need to know before getting involved.
Let's grow, give, and expand, with Jay Dhahan!
Life Launch Mini-Series: 6 MORE DAYS! A Brief Fireside Chat About Identity & The Changing of Seasons
#008 - Jas Takhar: Partner @ Toronto’s Top Real Estate Brokerage & Host @ The REC Experience
Life Launch Mini-Series: Giving Notice, Reviewing Tony Robbins’ Event in Calgary, and a $500 Offer!
#007 - Darcy & Deanna Boyden: 14 Real Estate Deals in 14 Months & The Investor Lifestyle by Design
Life Launch Mini-Series - How I Used Real Estate Investing to Create Financial Independence
#006 - Kevin Kokoska: Conversations With A Clinical Counsellor
Life Launch Mini-Series: Decision Making Tools for the Jump to a Life of Impact - July 16, 2019
Life Launch Mini-Series: How The Decision to Jump from my Job has Empowered My Life - July 9, 2019
#005 - Tyler Hassman: The Young Gun Real Estate Entreprenuer
Tyler hails from small town Saskatchewan Canada, but he is a big time visionary and big time action taker. He knew from a young age that he wanted to be in business and hit the ground running once he figured out that real estate was calling his name. He got his start buying multi-family apartment buildings in small towns across Saskatchewan, raising capital on his way to an 8-figure portfolio. This earned him finalist honours in Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine’s Young Gun of the Year award in 2017, and a nomination for Saskatchewan Entrepreneur of the year in 2018.
Citing that he was getting too comfortable, to start 2019 he decided to pack up his bags, hop in his car, and drive down to Arizona to start an AirBNB rental business. After a few months of success came the creation of an AirBNB online course, the creation of a new company, SIR Global, which specializes in short-term luxury rentals, and coaching and mentoring new investors through his group, The Young Guns Academy. And the coolest part? He’s only 22 years old – so you know he’s just getting started.
Buckle up for this incredibly energetic conversation my friends because there is a TONNE of value coming up. We discuss the early days for Tyler figuring out what he was going to do, and how he spent, and continues to spend, a lot of time alone – there are some especially valuable take aways from this part of our conversation as Tyler explains how to eliminate digital distraction so you can focus on yourself. We talk about keeping a tight environment for success by protecting your time and attention, the importance of morning routines and one of my personal favourites – cold showers, why discomfort is the ultimate sign of growth, and how Tyler deals with anxiety and doubt so he doesn’t lose focus on the attainment of his big vision.
We also touch on a number of operational points specific to business and coaching and mentoring others. Why he likes AirBNB for new real estate entreprenuers and a business strategy for quickly producing cash-flow, the importance of having long-term impact as opposed to chasing short-term rewards, why he prefers to partner with people on his ventures as opposed to going it alone, and how he changes states by ‘flicking the switch’.
Once again thank you to Tyler Hassman for coming on the show! If you want to get in touch with Tyler you can do so on Instagram @youngguntyler, or you can find him via the Young Guns Academy, simply search Young Guns Academy on Facebook.
Until next time keep growing, giving, and expanding!
Life Launch Mini-series: Introduction - July 1, 2019
– Tony Robbins
Join me as I share with you my journey from full-time employment to full-time creator and developer of the life I want to live. This has been a work in progress over the past 2 years and I can now confidently say, after years of holding back, letting fears, insecurities and doubts limit my thinking and the realization of my full potential, that the time has come for me to step into a new chapter of possibilities.
In LIFE LAUNCH, a mini-series within The GROW GIVE EXPAND Podcast, I will be sharing with you how I got to this point, where I am headed (and why), and provide open and honest insights into the thoughts, feelings, and actions that I am working through as I inch closer and closer to leaving the throes of an unfulfilling job and the censorship of the true me. It is my goal that through sharing this process with you that you will be INSPIRED to take similar actions of your own to move your life forward in the direction of empowering fulfillment.
To launching a life well lived,
Grow. Give. Expand.
#004 - Corrie Elieff: Sales Master & Keyholder of Grant Cardone Canada
Corrie is truly a master at the art of selling. Having honed his sales skills working a “don’t try this at home” 3,700 hours in 8 months as a manager of a door-to-door sales company, to becoming the turn-around guy at that very same company, to being recruited by Ledcor, one of Canada’s largest diversified construction company, and building a new sales company with over 160 sales associates in 2 years, Corrie is the epitome of a young man who doesn’t take no for an answer and his success thus far is proof.
In two years Corrie has now grown his current companies to over 4 million in revenue, and to get to this point has not come without its challenges. In my first face-to-face recording of the podcast, Corrie and I have a no-holds barred conversation – talking about going through the trenches to get here. From getting fired from his first job, to studying the super successful, from overcoming a drug problem, to sleeping in a warehouse, from living in an oceanside mansion and navigating the waters of the corporate world, to leaping into the world of entrepreneurship, and most recently overcoming an almost fatal health concern, Corrie’s story is sure to captivate you and provide you with many key learning points about what it takes to make it.
Some of the key topics that we talk about include the importance of sales in all aspects of life, choosing to listen to the right people at the right times – Corrie has a great grasp of this which we get into quite deeply, chunking out goals to make them achievable, and some great insights on what misguided millennials should do to get on track.
One thing I love about Corrie is that he’s incredibly consistent in the manner in which he speaks. That being said, there’s some explicit language ahead and opinionated stances on a variety of subjects. As Corrie would say, you may not agree with him, but you have to appreciate his honesty.
As this was the first episode I’ve done in person I did struggle with some of my audio levels in the recording, so I apologize in advance for that. We’ve done our best to cut down on some of the cracks and pops along the way to make this as easy to listen to as possible but some of them were unavoidable so just a heads up on that.
Recorded from the offices of YESA and Grant Cardone in my beautiful hometown of Port Moody British Columbia, let’s grow, give, and expand, with this episode’s guest – Corrie Elieff
If you would like to get in touch with Corrie, or find out more about Young Entrepreneurs Sales Academy, you can head over to www.yesa.ca .
A big thank you to you, the listener, for tuning in to The Grow Give Expand Podcast. I hope you’ve found value in this episode and at least one or two take aways, if not more, that you can apply to your own life. If you enjoyed the show please let us know your thoughts by giving us a review and subscribing to the show on the podcast platform of your liking. Should you have friends, family, or anyone else you know that could learn something from this show we’d be honoured if you shared it with them as well.
Keep growing, giving, and expanding!
#003 - Alfonso Cuadra: Leader of Leaders & Inspirational Entrepreneur
This episode features the exceptional, inspirational, Alfonso Cuadra. Alfonso is the President of The Cuadra Group of companies which consists of 11 businesses operating in retail, media, home improvements, real estate, and public speaking. At 42 years young, Alfonso still has that “just getting started” energy. His story is one of inspiration, from fleeing the war torn nation of Ecuador as a young child, coming to Canada and then having to flee Canada, to dropping out of high-school and living on the streets, to running a multi-million dollar clothing company before the ago of 20. His story puts in perspective the struggles that we go through, and is proof that you can turn things around if you’re willing to take responsibility for your life, look in the mirror and say “I have to change”.
In our conversation, Alfonso explains why he had to change, how he had to take responsibility for his life, and how that decision led him down a much different journey than the one he was on. We speak at length about mindset, the power of having a strong why (or intention) and why it’s critical to have one to power you through the tough times that will inevitably come your way. We then get into a ton of excellent operation tools and practices as Alfonso shares with us the ways that allow him to be a leader of leaders. Alfonso shares how to position yourself and others to do the things that they (and you) most enjoy, looking at every interaction from a “what’s in it for them” mentality, investing in one’s self, creating urgency in goal-setting to multiply time, and soaring with eagles aka surrounding yourself with quality people. Alfonso is sure to leave you with some incredibly valuable knowledge and experience that you can immediately apply in your personal life and in your business.
If you’d like to get in touch with Alfonso you can do so by visiting his website at www.alfonsocuadra.com.
I also highly encourage you to check out the Cuadra Youth Foundation, a great initiative that Alfonso pours his heart into. You can search that on Facebook by typing Cuadra Youth Foundation.
If you liked the show please leave us a review, or one step better, subscribe to the show on the podcast platform of your liking and share the show with your friends, family, or anyone you feel could benefit from the conversations contained within.
To connect with Doug you can do so on Instagram @dougwmeyers.
Keep GROWING, GIVING, and EXPANDING!
#002 - Parker Lazeski: Founder of YouX on Developing Real Estate to Developing Personally
Parker is a real estate investor, developer, personal development coach, and entrepreneur from Saskatoon, Canada. Parker’s real estate development company, Cascatta Developments, builds commercial real estate in the Saskatoon area, and through the course of being involved in development he has established a residential rental portfolio as well. While he has been very successful in his real estate ventures, Parker has many other passions, one of which is personal development. Just recently Parker and a business partner started their personal development company, You X, where they coach and mentor students who are looking to take the quality of their lives to the next level.
After a rather humorous Freudian slip of mine in welcoming Parker onto the show, our conversation is absolutely jam packed. We start off speaking about real estate and how through his commercial developments and rental properties he’s built up the passive income that has allowed him to take on the other passions in his life, which is where we start getting deeper into a lot of concepts and techniques that can be used to assess ones own situation. Some of these concepts include GOOP – the good opinion of other people, finding your unique ability, the levels of consciousness, personality zones and being prolific, the seasons of life, and much much more. And while all Parker’s knowledge and experience in digging in to these concepts is impressive, it hasn’t come without it’s tests and challenges. Parker opens up about the path he was on only a few years back, one filled with partying and the other unhealthy activities that go along with it, which helps provide some perspective on how quickly things can change if you shift your focus. He also opens up about how a recent break-up was the catalyst for taking the jump into developing his new personal development company which I alluded to early, called YouX.
Full disclosure in advance that we did have a few audio issues while recording this show, so we’ve done our best to bring the levels in alignment and keep the conversation as clear as possible. That being said, I found this to be a thoroughly enjoyable and valuable conversation, and I sincerely hope you enjoy it as well.
Thank you once again to my guest Parker Lazeski for coming on to the show. If you want to get in touch with Parker, reach out to him on Instagram @Parkerjayx
If you’d like to get in touch with myself you can find me on Instagram @dougwmeyers. We are in the process of building out The GROW GIVE EXPAND website and facebook page so we’ll have a greater presence on the web in the near future. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and being a part of your journey – and until the next episode of the show, keep growing, giving, and expanding!