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November 2022 Newsletter The truth will set you free

November 1, 2022 8:10 pm Published by Comments Off on November 2022 Newsletter The truth will set you free

The truth will set you free   How many times have you heard someone say, ”The truth will set you free”? Probably more times than you could count. It’s even in the Bible! John 8:32 says, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” This statement is also commonly heard in academic settings.   When you hear “The truth will set you free,” what does it mean to you? It will most likely mean something different to each of us.   If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change   Today I would like to relate this statement to business. When I think about it in this context, “The truth will set you free” means that I should be true to myself and not try to be something I am not. In my 40-year business career, I have not always been true to myself. I thought I was good at every aspect of being a business owner, leader, and salesperson. I was not good at everything, however, and at some point in my life I realized it. I could have been a much better CEO and a much better salesperson if I had admitted that I needed to work on certain skills. As I get older, I have become a lot more comfortable admitting to myself that I am not good at everything. The truth did set me free, and it has been liberating to feel okay...

October 2022 Newsletter More compliments, please !

September 29, 2022 7:49 pm Published by Comments Off on October 2022 Newsletter More compliments, please !

Compliments are contagious. Compliments are essential. Compliments are free. Let’s all make an effort to do more complimenting whenever we have an opportunity. Our positive words are needed now more than ever.

September 2022 Newsletter Believe YOU can

August 31, 2022 3:50 pm Published by Comments Off on September 2022 Newsletter Believe YOU can

When you visualize your own success, you will also bring the right people into your life. I would be thrilled to coach you on how to implement visualization into your life.

August 2022 Newsletter A presentation for everyone

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If you incorporate these seven principles into your life, you will achieve new levels of business and personal success and happiness.

July 2022 Newsletter… The benefits of talking to yourself

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I have found that talking to myself is POWERFUL, and I am confident that it can work for everyone who tries it. HOWEVER, you must be enthusiastic about what you are verbalizing and believe 100% in what you are saying.

June 2022 Newsletter Ambitious People

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Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you. Distance yourself from negative people who try to lower your motivation and decrease your ambition. Create space for positive people to come into your life

May 2022 Newsletter I QUIT ! Poor work culture

April 30, 2022 3:23 pm Published by Comments Off on May 2022 Newsletter I QUIT ! Poor work culture

May 2022 Newsletter I QUIT!  Poor work culture   Employees are quitting their jobs in record numbers. Why? Most will tell you it’s because of their manager/supervisor or the overall vibe at the company.   Workers who quit a job in 2021 said they left for the following reasons: low pay (63%), no opportunities for advancement (63%), and feeling disrespected at work (57%). At least a third said all three were major reasons why they left, according to the PEW Research Center.   Researchers studied huge amounts of data, including turnover from April to September 2021, Glassdoor reviews of companies over the last few years (including before the pandemic), and 172 culture metrics at roughly 600 companies. They found that a toxic work culture was the biggest reason people decided to quit. In fact, it was ten times more important than pay.   High employee churn is expensive for any business. The cost of fully replacing one employee is estimated to be about $40,000, including advertising, recruitment fees, the time it takes to train a new staff member, and lost productivity. And if the best and brightest people at a company are constantly jumping ship, the damage will be much worse.   According to other experts on employee turnover, the following factors cause people to quit: – A lack of appreciation – Feeling burned out – Lack of flexible work options – Wanting to work remotely – Poor mental health – Relationship with management – Corporate culture – Lack of...

April 2022 Motivational Newsletter HARD WORK PAYS OFF

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  We all have the God-given ability and talent to work hard to fulfill our dreams, not just for us but for our loved ones who are depending on us to be a good role model.

March 2022 Newsletter THE 4 D’s of Success

February 28, 2022 12:45 pm Published by Comments Off on March 2022 Newsletter THE 4 D’s of Success

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” – Napoleon Hill  

What People in the Audience are Saying…

With Van's passion, humor and experience you can be assured of one thing- your audience is going to get fired-up, built-up, and fully charged –up. As an entrepreneur at the top of his game Van is in the unique position of being able to "talk the talk" because he has "walked the walk". Over the years he has been a great inspiration to me and my staff. Van is a speaker with charisma, humility and impact and he's a difference maker in the lives of the people he touches…"

—George Akers // President, First Mortgage Corp.

I wanted to thank you for coming and speaking with our company today. I thought your presentation was awesome! I was really motivated and inspired by your thoughts and ideas. I will use this motivation to grow my business and my personal life.”

—Justin Pauls // Realtor, Tampa, Florida

We are delighted you will be accepting the award for Omaha’s Top 25 fastest growing companies. Congratulations on your outstanding growth and we wish you continued success.”

—Tracey Fortina // Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Thank you for running such a class act company. It is an honor and a pleasure to be associated with someone such as yourself. I know you are probably one of the most respected businessmen in the region.”

—Dustin Talacko // Realtor, Omaha, Nebraska

Congratulations on writing “Selling from the heart” and thank you for sharing a copy with me. Your class has been one of the most enjoyable classes I’ve ever taken. Your enthusiasm and passion for your work are awesome. But the most refreshing part of the class was your delightful sense of humor. Thank you again for being a fantastic teacher.”

—Linda Reismeiler // Student at Randall School of Real Estate, Omaha, Nebraska

Kudos to you, Van, for reaching a major goal. But more than that...For successfully building one of Omaha’s best companies from scratch and making it thrive even in less than ideal market conditions. You have realized the American Dream...And brought it home to many, many others. My best to you!”

—Todd Andrews, Anchor and Producer, KETV Omaha

Having you here again was such a blessing to so many! As I looked at the pictures, I could see just how interested each and every person was in what you had to say!

This has been such a gift to our agents when they need it the most. The fact that you come, you are so genuine and caring, you are so honest, you are not trying to sell anything and your passion to help each and every person believe in themselves and become the best they can be is HUGE! The timing is perfect for us all helping and caring about each other, so, thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for giving of yourself to help all of us!”

—Carolyn Summerton // First Mortgage Company of Idaho

I enjoyed your seminar and its focus. I was on the fence whether or not to attend and decided why not? I could have sat through an all day session if there was one, usually I end up at the seminars that start with a focus and quickly go astray. I found with yours time flew by too fast and it was already time to go but I wasn’t ready to go.”

—Scott Asbill, CDPE // Associate Broker, Realtor