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Leadership Through Doubt and Fear

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How Do I Build an Empire?

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The Rollercoaster of Entrepreneurship

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Why More Veterans Should Enter Politics

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Know Your Worth

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Secrets of the Criminal Lawyer

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Marine Life Lessons

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The Customer is NOT Always Right

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The Dead Honest Truth About Veterans in the Country Today 

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Where is the Future of Real Estate Headed?

Book of the Week: The Hard Think About Hard Things

While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies. In this book you learn how to rank yourself on how you are doing.

Headline of the Week: Texas Governor Lifts Restrictions

This past week Texas decided “no more masks and businesses to open”. Texas is not the first to remove mask mandates, but certainly getting the most attention. As of next week businesses can return to 100% occupancy. After a year, what are your thoughts? Is this too late or is it too early?




How to Develop One of the Best Real Estate Brands in the World

Book of the Week: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

A must read in my opinion. The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate.

Headline of the Week: Lumber Prices are Soaring

Why are houses so expensive to build now? This article is a great resource to understand what is happening in the new construction. This is having an impact on existing real estate. Will this continue in lumber being 3X? Will higher cost of lumber be the norm now like taking our shoes off at the airport?



How Can We Get Students and Teachers Back To Normal?

Book of the Week: Grit by Angela Duckworth

A great book on what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. This book highlights what makes people drive to their success. The power to persevere when everyone else disagrees.

Headline of the Week: Saudi Arabia Set to Raise Oil Output Amid Recovery in Prices

This past week we encountered some harsh weather and calls for ERCOT leadership to resign. The US has been energy self reliant because of our own production. Will Saudi’s raising oil output affect us now that we are shifting to renewable and Keystone closure? Is now the time to focus on renewable energy with the 2020 economic impact after the pandemic? 






How Do I Get that Competitive Advantage?


How Do I Explain Society to My Daughter?

  • About Jared
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    • HEADLINE of the WEEK
      • Rush Is Another Symptom of Market Madness by WSJ
      • If you have missed out on the latest GameStop and Reddit news, then where have you been?

        Day traders have grouped together to take a dead stock on its way to elimination with billion dollar hedge funds shorting the stock. These day traders grew the stock from $2.57 a share to as high as $483 on the 52 week range. This caused freezing in trading, which made an even larger bang as the country divided again into the Reddit camps supporting the little guy making money and Wall Street camps supporting the wealthy.

        This is not new news in a new post 2020 world where anything can happen. How do you feel on the topic? Should day traders be more regulated? Should Wall Street not have the ability to freeze trading? Where will the future go in stocks trading?

        YOU DECIDE!!!

    • BOOK of the WEEK
      • Team of Teams by General Stanley McCrystal
      • In Team of Teams, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be rel­evant to countless businesses, nonprofits, and or­ganizations today. In periods of unprecedented crisis, leaders need practical management practices that can scale to thousands of people—and fast. By giving small groups the freedom to experiment and share what they learn across the entire organiza­tion, teams can respond more quickly, communicate more freely, and make better and faster decisions.

        This book speaks to the many podcasts we have had to include todays Episode 20 where Jared talks about the competitive advantage of being agile and quick to adjust. 2020 provided a new world where pivoting both fast and efficient are higher in demand now than ever.

        As a Veteran this book is an amazing read, but as a person in business this is a must read.

How did I succeed in my military to business transition?

  • About Jamie
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    • HEADLINE of the WEEK
      • 2020 Migration Trends: U-Haul Ranks 50 States by Migration Growth by U-Haul

      • U-Haul as a source for migration came to me in Episode 7 with TJ Rossi (the first of his 2 episodes so far) when we talked during his podcast about tracking migration. I mentioned census data where he replied with “why trust what the government tells you, why not trust what business reports on its sales”. This was mind blowing for me and I began looking into U-Haul reports.

        In this article Tennessee is the #1 state U-Haul is traveling to and Texas is #2. New York is #42 and California in dead last at #50. The number of new clients we get in the Spann Group from California is astonishing.

        Will the economies of existing blue states suffer because of this migration? Will Red State temporarily flourish to the influx of money into the economy only to erode with Blue State Policies in these Red States later? One thing is for certain, there is a housing shortage in these Red States to accommodate the increase in population. Will that continue as well?

        YOU DECIDE!!!

    • BOOK of the WEEK
      • The Liberal Invasion of Red State America by Kristin B. Tate
      • “Don’t Blue my Red State” is something you hear quite often in Texas. A great article is by ZeroHedge “Blue State Economies Will Soon Crumble – But Will They Take Red States With Them?” comes to us making it curious to me how much of this is a major concern for those living in Red States. 

        According to the book “A 2019 poll found that 53 percent of residents are considering leaving California on account of the exorbitant cost of living” where reporter Kristin Tate delves into the data, lays out the astonishing statistics, and explores the likely consequences of this under-the-radar trend. If you want to understand the movement that is reshaping our country, read this groundbreaking book.

        What does this do to transform these United States of America? In a decade will places like California and New York become Red States where places like Texas become Blue States? Some might say Texas use to be a Blue State, but I would recommend those same people to research what it meant to be an Old Texas Democrat as I learned from my Texas History Professor in College David Clinkscale.


How Do I Let Go of My Ego?

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  • HEADLINE of the WEEK
    • A Major Contraction in Jobs By George Friedman
    • Last week for Episode 17 you were able to hear TJ and I talk about the difference between information and misinformation. We talk about the difference resources we use to complete that “Information Junkie Fix”.

      The week before on episode 15 email (you can always go to and click through the episodes to see the headlines and articles previously sent) I referenced the true unemployment numbers. We have the government reporting one set of numbers, but what are the accurate true numbers?

      This weeks GPF article references what we have been talking about. I know a thing or two about what Friedman is talking about since I have owned a restaurant for 10 years (you can also reference episode 14 with Chef and restaurant owner Jon Bonnell). Where is the economy heading? What is the true unemployment? How long will it take to make it back to some sort of normalcy?

      YOU DECIDE!!!

  • BOOK of the WEEK
    • The Storm Before the Calm by George Friedman
    • I am reposting this book that I posted previously for the 2nd weeks drop on Episode 3. I find this to be fitting to repost due to the turmoil this last week in politics and the economy.

      Further, I felt this was an important book to repost due to many of my guests have read the book where we have talk about it.

      I cannot recommend this book enough. There are a lot of things this book talks about where it really seems history is repeating it self. The 2020’s seem to be in turmoil and it seems like they will only get worse. Read and find out why!!


Why is getting the CORRECT Information So Important?

  • About Monarch Green
  • Book and headline of the week
    • Apple, Amazon Move to Marginalize Parler by WSJ

      I believe we can call agree last week was a very interesting week. One of the more interesting features are the Tech Giants. We have seen for the last year how the Tech Giants are under scrutiny for anti trust violations. After last week they are shutting down a new Tech Start up “Parler” a version of Twitter (click HERE for the article) and censoring President Trump.

      The funny thing is questions we will now ask in that “will the democrats back the Tech Giants for monopolizing and preventing startup’s like Parler after demonizing them” (Click here for that article)

      What does all this mean for free speech? Is this hypocrisy or is it not? Will parties say one thing, then change their stance when it fits their narrative?

      YOU DECIDE!!!

    • The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday What do you do when you are confronted with a mountain in your path? Go around it, over it, under it, and/or through it? Holiday talks about the Stoics who instead of letting an obstacle such as a mountain stand in front of you that the obstacle in fact becomes the way. We have to adjust, reinvent ourselves or make new paths.
  • The Storm Before the Calm by George Friedman

    I am reposting this book that I posted previously for the 2nd weeks drop on Episode 3. I find this to be fitting to repost due to the turmoil this last week in politics and the economy.

    Further, I felt this was an important book to repost due to many of my guests have read the book where we have talk about it.

    I cannot recommend this book enough. There are a lot of things this book talks about where it really seems history is repeating it self. The 2020’s seem to be in turmoil and it seems like they will only get worse. Read and find out why!!

How Does Ryan Deal with the World of Real Estate?

  • About Ryan
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      • Headline of the Week
        • The Intelligence Dilemma by GPF
          • This week we look at an article fro GeoPolitical Futures with George Friedman. 

            From the old days of Cloke and Dagger of the spy business we are not quite done with the Russians…. Chinese and many more players. 

            In Todays Spy Game we see the hackers and digital attacks being more prevalent. 

            Do they have an impact on elections? Do they have an impact on the media? Do they have an impact on your perception of the realities of the current world?

            YOU DECIDE!!!

      • Autonomy by Lawrence D. Burns

        • This book came recommended to me a few weeks ago by my friend Jon Lee (Episode 10) with Marshal Young Insurance. Funny enough that the insurance guy would recommend a book that will likely affect his industry in a major way.

          The book is about the innovation behind driverless vehicles. We are no longer watching the Jetsons as a cartoon because this is real life. The horizon is much closer than we admit. What will this do for the insurance business? How will this play a role in the lives of every human? 

          This is a fascinating read not just on driverless vehicles, but the journey of innovation in business.


Why Do Employees Want Robots as Managers?

  • About Michael Sherrod
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    • Headline of the Week
      • 2020 Ends with Around 20 million American still On Jobless by ZeroHedge
        • The total number of Americans on government unemployment benefits ended 2020 just below 20 million. 2019 ended with just 2 million on jobless claims.

          The official reporting of unemployment is 6.69% where in this time last year was 3.5% almost double. According to an alternative to reporting that the true unemployment is 26.30% currently. 

          Where are we now truly on unemployment? Do we trust the governments numbers? Do we trust the analyst’s numbers? Are we just hearing what we want to hear? Are we worried more than we know, or is this all just going to go away?

          YOU DECIDE!!!

    • Book of the Week
      • Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson

        • When I was studying to take the Sergeants Promotional Exam while I was at Fort Worth Police Department in 2011 this book was one of our required readings to be tested on.

          To this day I still rely on this book to know how to have uncomfortable conversations with people on uncomfortable topics. I highly recommend this book as it helps you present information effectively. 

          I coach a few CEO’s and make this part of our required reading as we navigate the challenges in their companies.


Why Does Jon Do the Opposite of Gordon Ramsay?

  • About Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine
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    • Headline of the Week
      • Trump Issues 15 Pardons and Five Commutations
        • All I have to say is “HERE WE GO”!!!

          The haters will come out and condemn President Trump for some of the people he has and will pardon. The hypocrisy will yell from the highest places you can imagine. The opposing side of any sitting president usually takes their moment here.

          The reality is that every president as far back as we can remember has executed their presidential power of making pardons where some are quite controversial no matter what side of the political spectrum you fall on (Click HERE for a list). 

          So, are you okay with one president making a controversial pardon and not others? Are you okay with this right of the president? What would you do?

          YOU DECIDE!!!

    • Book of the Week
      • Legacy by James Kerr

        • Difficult times call for different solutions.

          In his global bestseller, Legacy, James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world’s most successful team, the New Zealand All Blacks, to help understand what it takes to bounce back from adversity and still reach the top.

          It is a book about leading a team or an organization – but, more importantly, about leading a life.

          I found this book to be fitting for the current post pandemic, rioting/protesting, election year trifecta of 2020… Oh, and let’s not forget the fires nor hurricanes. 

How Do I Stay Really Aware of My Situation?

  • About TCU MBA
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    • Headline of the Week
      • Housing Insecurity in America
        • Each week I post weekly closings and track it back to 2006. Is there a housing crisis coming? One article talks about insecurity in housing. However, you can see the data does not lie as we are having an almost record setting year. The StarTelegram put out an article stating homes are expected to rise in value by 11% in 2021. According to the Fort Worth Business Press Village Homes is rolling out 143 homes on a 29 acre lot in West Fort Worth. 

          What will happen to housing? What will happen in Texas? What will happen in DFW?

          YOU DECIDE!!!

    • Book of the Week
      • 80/20 by Perry Marshall

        • A fascinating book that seems to make sense out of the world. 80% of your problems come from 20% of your employees. 80% of your sales come from 20% of your sales team.

          I first read this book years ago that helped me understand sales and how to grow my pipeline. 80% of my clients would come from 20% of my network. The 20^3rd equation made complete since to me. 

          I use this method to vet agents in markets I am referring clients. This helps me to get to the 4 out of 100 agents to really interview and help find the 1 agent that will drive value for the client.



How Do I Approach Business Right Out of School?

  • About Lockton Companies
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    • Headline of the Week
      • New Avian Flu Outbreak
        • Over the past few weeks, there has been an increasing number of reports of a new strain of avian influenza, H5N8. The rapid spread has been attributed in part to overlapping migratory patterns across Europe and Asia. The strain is highly contagious and pathogenic, meaning birds that have been infected can experience severe symptoms and a high mortality rate can result. The virus has affected both wild birds and commercial poultry, and farmers across the globe have already culled millions of chickens. In Russia and Europe, producers culled at least 3.4 million chickens by the end of November.

          Will this come to the USA? Will this be a new fear we have to deal with? Will this have any negative impact on our economy?

          YOU DECIDE!!

    • Book of the Week
      • New Science of Leading Change by Kerry Patterson
        • Whether you’re a CEO, a parent, or merely a person who wants to make a difference, you probably wish you had more influence with the people in your life. But most of us stop trying to make change happen because we believe it is too difficult, if not impossible. We learn to cope rather than learning to influence.

          I was first introduced to this book when I was back at TCU for my MBA. At the time I had ready Patterson’s “Crucial Conversation’s”. 

          This is a great book no matter what role you play in life.

          Any feed back on thoughts on this book would be greatly appreciated.


Why Does Dr. Rudy Work So Hard?

  • About CPI-Pain
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    • Headline of the Week
      • Blank Check Firms Offering IPO Alternative Under Regulatory Scrutiny
        • I was absolutely thrown from my chair the first time I had heard about Blank Check IPO’s.

          We are now in a situation that is the opposite of the 1970s. Then there was a capital shortage. Now there is a capital surplus. Interest rates are historically low not because the central bank’s policies make it so. They contribute to it. But the fundamental problem is that there is a tremendous pool of money available for investment and a contracting number of microchip-based business opportunities to invest in. (Friedman, George. The Storm Before the Calm (p. 186)).

          Is this a sign of too much capital to stunt growth? Is this a sign of inflation? What will the world do to adjust?

          YOU DECIDE!!!

    • Book of the Week
      • The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
        • The foundation for all modern economic thought and political economy, “The Wealth of Nations” is the magnum opus of Scottish economist Adam Smith, who introduces the world to the very idea of economics and capitalism in the modern sense of the words. Smith details his argument in the following five books: Book I. Of the Causes of Improvement in the productive Power of Labour, Book II. Of the Nature, Accumulation, and Employment of Stock Introduction, Book III. Of the Different Progress of Opulence in Different Nations, Book IV. Of Systems of Political Economy, and Book V. Of the Revenue of the Sovereign or Commonwealth; which taken together form a giant leap forward in the field of economics.

          I studied Adam Smith in college with a political science degree. It is fascinating how our startup countrymen figured out a system still in play today. 


How Do I Really Protect My Business?

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    • Headline of the Week
      • Paper Towels and Manufacturing Philosophy
        • An article here from 3 months ago captured my attention. Thinking of the shortages of paper towels and toilet paper when the pandemic started made me curious. I was not just curious of why people were making a run on toilet paper for a respiratory reasons, but why the limited supply chain? Was this from lack of transportation, lack of storage?

          This article brought to the attention of “Just in time inventory” practices many companies moved into long ago. To be more profitable it made sense to reduce their storage space footprint as well as taxes.

          I predicted we would again run out by the end of the year due to lack of inventory rather than panic runs and now we are starting to see the shortages.

          Will the pandemic and 2020 cause businesses to do things differently? Will storage space become a thing of the present again? Is this a good real estate play and investment for you?

          YOU DECIDE!!!

    • Book of the Week
      • The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin

        • This big boy was a beast to read so I downloaded it to listen on Audible.

          This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it?

          The money magician’s secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You’ll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story – which it really is, but it’s all true.

          This is an interesting read to give a different perspective of the current economy. Is this something we really need to change? Will this help curb inflation? Will the dollar just get printed more causing prices to go up?



Why Does Dustin Have Such a Big Heart?

  • About Stumrock Construction
  • Headline of the Week

    Zero Hedge Article
    Time To Go All-In The “Big Short 3.0”? 80% Of New York Hotels On Verge Of Default
    A recent tailwind blast for the CMBX 9 shorts came from a September report from NorthStar according to which, without aid 74% percent of US hotels said they expect to lay off more employees, with a whopping two thirds of properties warning they won’t be able to last another six months at the current projected revenue and occupancy levels. 
    What does this mean for the economy? What does this mean for recovery? What does this mean for unemployment? Is this short or long lived pain for the USA?

  • Book of the Week
    The Great Deformation by David A. Stockman

    Defying right- and left-wing boxes, David Stockman provides a catalogue of corrupters and defenders of sound money, fiscal rectitude, and free markets. The former includes Franklin Roosevelt, who fathered crony capitalism; Richard Nixon, who destroyed national financial discipline and the Bretton Woods gold-backed dollar; Fed chairmen Greenspan and Bernanke, who fostered our present scourge of bubble finance and addiction to debt and speculation.
    I met David a number of years ago and he had a lot of interesting things to say about D.C. and made me reassess my perspective.

Setting the Line Between Ego & Empathy as a Leader

  • About Lon Smith Roofing
  • Book and Headline of the week
    • Geopolitical Futures Article “Biden’s Delimma”
      The election is over, and barring major fraud or error, Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. He begins as a weak candidate. The country is divided virtually down the middle; almost half of the country voted against him. Animosity toward him will be similar to that faced by Donald Trump for the past four years.

    • Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam by Dr. John Southard
      This weeks book of the week is in honor of Celebrating the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. John is a personal friend of mine who wrote this book. We both had fathers in Vietnam.
      America’s most recent wars in the Middle East have reinforced the importance of counterinsurgency, with its imperative to “win hearts and minds” on the ground in foreign lands. In both Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military has studied and experimented with the combined action platoon (CAP) concept used from 1965 to 1971 by the Marine Corps in Vietnam.

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