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Welcome to Agent Rise, the podcast and movement hosted by Neil Mathweg, the founder of Agent Rise, and co-hosted by Agent Rise Coach Mindi Kessenich. Agent Rise is dedicated to empowering real estate agents to rise above the ordinary, find clarity in their business, and create a thriving, fulfilling career. In a world saturated with noise and conformity, Agent Rise stands out as a beacon of inspiration and innovation within the real estate industry. Neil and Mindi believe that being uncommon is not just a goal; it's a necessity for those who aspire to build a business they truly love. Join Neil and Mindi as they embark on a journey to redefine real estate, one episode at a time. Through insightful conversations, expert interviews, and practical strategies, they'll guide you towards a path of success and abundance. Their mission is simple yet profound: to help you build a business that not only serves your financial goals but also aligns with your passions and values. They're here to prove that you can make a greater impact while eliminating the stress and overwhelm that often plagues our profession. Whether you're a seasoned agent seeking fresh perspectives or a newcomer eager to learn the ropes, Agent Rise, with Neil Mathweg and Mindi Kessenich, is your trusted companion on the road to success. Together, they'll break through barriers, shatter limits, and unlock the true potential of your real estate career. Tune in, take action, and join the Agent Rise movement. It's time to awaken your full potential and create the real estate business you've always dreamed of. Agent Rise Podcast is also available in video podcast at youtube.com/agentrise Agent Rise was formerly known as the Onion Juice Podcast.
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Nov 27, 2017

It takes a tremendous amount of courage to be true to yourself, to listen to your heart and follow your vision. This onion juice episode is inspired by a conversation I had with a good friend of mine, Caleb Jahr. Caleb is a talented young man and a fellow realtor at Realty Executives here in Madison. Caleb understands the power of being a media company that happens to sell real estate, but like many of us got sidetracked on his vision after some discouraging advice was offered. I had a feeling Caleb may not be alone, some of you may have also experienced this, so episode 115 is focused on courage, specifically the courage it takes to follow your vision.

The courage to be true to yourself

If you are a media company who happens to sell real estate, there's a good chance not everyone will understand your approach. In the real estate business, there are many agents who follow a very traditional approach. Be professional, network a lot, polish everything...this is how you generate business. While this approach works for many realtors, the opposite is also true. People relate better to imperfect people, or videos that are unpolished. I have received the most views on my videos that are spontaneous or something unexpected happens. The key to being successful here is understanding that not everyone will understand why you present content this way, but it is important to retain your own voice and style.

If you want to ruin a man’s vision, give him two

Caleb Jahr is not a man who lacks vision. Through his daily Vlog, he has not only built a following around Madison but has earned the trust and the business of several individuals. He is authentic and real and fun to listen to. When a mentor tried to encourage him by telling him that the Vlog would ultimately hurt his reputation because it was “unprofessional,” Caleb adopted a different vision, ruining the first one. For a while, he stopped Vlogging and started using a traditional approach. Andrew Wommack, a teaching pastor I listen to often said: “if you want to ruin a man’s vision, give him two.” Caleb had two ideas of how he should build a client list and generate business, both very much in conflict with each other. The mentor was not intentionally trying to undermine him, he just didn’t understand Caleb’s vision.

Enjoy the climb

I know that many of you juicers enjoy the process as much as the end results. It’s so important that you are having fun while you are attracting business. I could jump on Zillow and generate leads to build my team and probably see an increase in business, but I would not enjoy it, it would not fulfill me. I am launching the “I Love Madison” show because I love the climb. I believe at the end of the day this nontraditional strategy will work because I love what I do and people see that.

Borrow someone's courage

If you are at a roadblock, being a media company that happens to sell real estate and you are struggling, call me, I want to talk you through it and help you keep going! If you are afraid to start, call me. It’s hard to start, but once you get going, it won’t be long before you are comfortable, then you will be celebrating the one year mark, then two and it keeps growing from there. Mathweg Money Trivia and the Onion Juice are examples of this. Even today, I am reliving these principles as I launch the “I Love Madison” show. I feel like I have built this giant jet plane and I am not even sure if it will fly, but it is something that I believe in, and believe it will have an incredible impact on my community.

Outline of this great episode

  • [1:30] Caleb Jahr’s story
  • [9:30] Traditional thinking will dictate perfection
  • [11:45] If you want to ruin a man’s vision, give him two
  • [13:45] Learn to enjoy the climb
  • [17:00] Business are built by being personal
  • [18:30] Borrow someone's courage

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