Pancakes for Your Brain with Susan Combs Part 2

In this episode, our host Chad Hagle continues the conversation with Susan Combs about her book “Pancakes for Roger,” a mentorship guide inspired by her father. The discussion covers the dadage “to thine own self be true” and topics such as caregiving in later life stages, dealing with insurance and long-term care policies, the importance of understanding insurance policies, and the benefits of consulting with brokers over agents. Susan shares personal anecdotes and professional advice on navigating insurance complexities, emphasizing the need for thorough policy understanding and the value of brokers. Chad and Susan delve into deeper themes of life advice, the impact of loss, and the power of mentorship, reflecting on personal growth, relationships, and the significance of understanding oneself. The episode also highlights Susan’s efforts to honor her father’s legacy through charitable initiatives like the dragon-slaying competitions and the #PancakesForRoger movement, encouraging community engagement and support for veterans.
Chapters and Timestamps:
[0:00] Introduction to Part 2 with Susan Combs.
[0:55] Discussion on caregiving and insurance challenges.
[10:12] Susan’s insights on navigating life’s three facets.
[15:34] Emphasizing the importance of knowing oneself and embracing diversity.
[24:43] Introduction to the Pancakes for Roger movement and upcoming events.
[28:51] Reflections on loss, grief, and the impact of a loved one’s passing.
[35:12] Susan’s role as a godmother and mentor, passing on wisdom to the next generation.

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Pancakes for Your Brain with Susan Combs

In this deliciously insightful episode of Dadages, Chad Hagle serves up a pancake breakfast for the brain. Our special guest, Susan Combs, shares her inspiring journey, from starting her own insurance brokerage firm to writing a book dedicated to her father’s wisdom. Dive into discussions about entrepreneurship, mentorship, overcoming obstacles, and how a simple pancake breakfast can lead to a global movement. Chad wraps up the episode with reflections on Susan’s journey and insights, emphasizing the importance of perseverance, mentorship, and the simple joys that can inspire global movements. Don’t miss the next episode for more in-depth discussions and expert advice!
Chapter Timings:
[0:01] Intro and Welcome
[0:35] Meeting Susan Combs and Discussing Her Book
[1:42] Susan’s Career in Insurance and as an Expert Witness
[2:06] Entrepreneurship Insights and Early Career Challenges
[4:03] The Importance of Mentors and Overcoming Challenges
[5:23] Tips for New Entrepreneurs and Work-Life Balance
[7:13] Financial Planning and Business Growth Strategies
[8:46] Family Dynamics and Understanding Personal Strengths
[10:26] Susan’s Journey with CrossFit and Personal Resilience
[14:04] Breaking Down the Book Title: Slaying Dragons in Professional Life
[16:25] The Story Behind “Pancakes for Roger” and Starting a Movement
[25:08] The Pancakes for Roger Movement and Nonprofit Goals
Key Insights:
The power of mentorship and learning from experiences.
Balancing a day job with creative passions and side hustles.
The significance of self-awareness in entrepreneurship and personal growth.
How fitness and personal challenges shape one’s identity and resilience.
The emotional journey of caregiving and finding solace in meaningful activities.
Resources Mentioned:
“Pancakes for Roger: A Mentorship Guide for Slaying Dragons” by Susan Combs
University of Missouri School of Law Veterans Clinic

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The Art of Communication: Beyond Words

In this insightful episode of Dadages, Chad Hagle delves into the critical aspects of communication in business. Chad offers a treasure trove of advice, emphasizing the importance of effective communication beyond mere speaking. He challenges the notion that ‘talk is cheap,’ discussing the value and impact of thoughtful conversation in various business contexts.Chad wraps up the episode with a promise to continue the discussion in the next episode, going up to Business Communication Dadage number seven. Stay tuned for more valuable insights!

Chapters:
0:00 – Introduction to the episode
0:35 – Importance of two-way communication
3:50 – Discussion on ‘Talk is Cheap’ and its business implications
6:20 – Introduction to Matt Abrahams’ communication technique
9:06 – Strategies for effective communication in business settings

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Tribute to Dr. Mark Goulston

In this heartfelt episode, Chad Hagle pays tribute to the late Dr. Mark Goulston, a luminary in the field of communications who recently lost his battle with leukemia. The episode is dedicated to Mark’s wisdom and influence, highlighting his contributions to the Dadages podcast and Chad’s personal life. Chad reflects on Mark’s teachings, particularly around the power of listening, and shares how these lessons have profoundly impacted his approach to complex and emotional topics.
[00:00] Introduction: Remembering Dr. Mark Goulston[00:49] A Moment of Silence in Honor of Dr. Goulston[01:13] Chad’s Dedication to Dr. Goulston’s Legacy[03:26] Playing an Excerpt from Dr. Goulston’s “I’m Dying to Tell You” Podcast[05:49] Discussion on Key Life Lessons from Dr. Goulston[08:31] Insights into Personal and Philanthropic Challenges[11:16] The Art of Listening and Understanding in Conflicts[14:01] Personal Stories: Emotional Impact and Learning[16:46] Strategies for Effective Communication

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Building Community and Business in Real Estate with Deba Douglas Part 2

In this enlightening continuation of our conversation with Deba Douglas, we delve deeper into the challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurship. Deba shares her journey in the real estate industry, touching on topics like business communication, legal concerns, and the importance of delegation. This episode is packed with valuable insights for anyone looking to scale their business while maintaining work-life balance.

Chapters:
[0:00] Introduction to Part Two
[0:44] Chad’s Advice on Handling Incoming Calls and Managing Time
[2:13] Deba’s Questions on Virtual Business Operations
[3:13] Strategies for New Business and Customer Engagement
[8:07] Embracing Delegation and Trust in Business
[9:12] The Concept of No Fixed Office Hours
[11:04] Legal and Liability Concerns in Business
[18:13] Dealing with Litigation and Risk Management
[20:32] Upcoming Episode Announcement
[21:13] Chad’s Final Advice on Business Growth and Focus
[23:17] Deba’s Impact on Clients and Students
[26:42] Deba’s Background and Creating Diversity
[32:57] Family Influence and Entrepreneurial Spirit
[36:24] Deba’s Unique Long-term Goal
[38:27] Concluding Remarks and Contact Information
[40:36] Dad Joke of the Day

Resources:
Website: https://www.douglasdwellings.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/douglasdwellingsllc/

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Building Community and Business in Real Estate with Deba Douglas 

This episode dives into the intersections of community, real estate, and education with guest Deba Douglas. Chad and Deborah discuss her unique approach to real estate, combining her background in education with her expertise in residential real estate to empower and educate others.
In this Entrepreneur’s corner edition, Join Chad Hagle as he explores the dynamic world of real estate with Deborah Douglas, a seasoned residential real estate specialist. In this engaging episode, they delve into the fusion of community building, educational strategies, and business development in real estate. Key discussions include Deborah’s transition from education to real estate, her unique full-service approach to the industry, and insights into empowering leadership and sustainable business growth. The episode is packed with valuable takeaways on scaling businesses, strategic decision-making, and building resilient teams, making it a must-listen for entrepreneurs and real estate professionals alike.

Chapters:
0:00 – Introduction
0:29 – Welcoming Deba Douglas
1:12 – Background and Geographic Context
2:21 – Deborah’s Home Building Plans
3:39 – Transition from Education to Real Estate
4:27 – Educational Approach in Real Estate
5:58 – Teaching and Mastery in Real Estate
7:57 – The Business Pitch
8:31 – Full-Service Real Estate Experience
9:49 – Distinguishing Business Features
12:48 – Empowering Leadership and Business Growth
14:19 – CEO’s Role in Business Development
15:57 – Deborah’s Queries on Business Advancement
17:14 – Building a Sustainable Business Model
20:51 – Mission and Vision in Business
22:51 – Scaling and Expanding a Business
24:36 – Deciding on Business Growth
28:21 – Reflections on Business Growth Strategies
29:09 – Creating Independence within the Organization
32:43 – Process-Oriented Business Development
33:31 – Building a Resilient and Efficient Team
36:01 – Building a Sustainable and Independent Business
39:00 – Conclusion and Next Steps

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Mastering Uncertainty: Meredith Powell on Competitive Advantage

In this insightful episode of Dadages, host Chad Hagle welcomes Meredith Elliot Powell, a renowned business growth expert, author, and strategist. Meredith, known for her book “Thrive: Strategies to Turn Uncertainty to Competitive Advantage,” shares her expertise on how uncertainty can be a powerful tool for success in both business and personal life. They explore the concept of leveraging uncertainty as a competitive advantage. Meredith shares invaluable insights, resonating with the Dadage: “You don’t have to be the best in the world to succeed. You just have to be the best version of you.”
Timestamps:
[00:00:00] Intro: Meeting Meredith Elliot Powell
[00:02:00] Meredith’s Background and Introduction to ‘Thrive’
[00:05:00] The Role of Uncertainty in Business Growth
[00:10:00] Applying ‘Thrive’ Strategies in Personal Life
[00:15:00] Deep Dive: Meredith’s Key Principles for Success
[00:20:00] Embracing the Dadage in Business and Life
[00:25:00] Interactive Q&A: Listeners’ Questions for Meredith
[00:30:00] Meredith’s Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Parents
[00:35:00] Conclusion and Final Thoughts
Key Discussion Points:
Meredith’s journey to becoming a business growth expert and the inspiration behind her book.
How to leverage uncertainty as a competitive advantage in the modern business world.
Translating business strategies from ‘Thrive’ to personal growth and self-improvement.
The importance of being the best version of oneself, inspired by the Dadage: “You don’t have to be the best in the world to succeed. You just have to be the best version of you.”
Insights into effective parenting and life management, drawing parallels with business leadership.
Resources:
“Thrive: Strategies to Turn Uncertainty to Competitive Advantage”:
https://www.amazon.com/Thrive-Strategies-Uncertainty-Competitive-Advantage/dp/1640952829
Connect with Meredith Elliot Powell: https://www.meridithelliottpowell.com/

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Mastering Psychology in Leadership: Dr. Art Markman’s Insights on Psychology & Career Growth

Exploring cognitive science in parenting and career development with Dr. Art Markman. Get insights on psychology in business, career tips, and parenting psychology.
In this episode of Dadages, host Chad Hagle engages with Dr. Art Markman, a distinguished psychology professor at the University of Texas at Austin. They discuss the application of cognitive science in career, mentorship, leadership, and parenting, inspired by Dr. Markman’s book “Bring Your Brain to Work.” This episode is packed with insights for those looking to apply psychological principles in their professional and personal lives. A key takeaway, reflecting the dadage, “The greatest investment you can make in yourself is investing in the lives of others,” resonates throughout the conversation, emphasizing the importance of mentorship and nurturing in both work and family life.
Timestamps:
[00:00:00] Introduction to Dr. Art Markman
[00:01:00] Dr. Markman’s Journey in Psychology and Communication
[00:05:00] The Interplay of Psychology and Practical Life Aspects
[00:11:00] Understanding the Human Mind: A Multidisciplinary Approach
[00:16:00] The Role of Motivation and Social Interaction in Success
[00:23:00] The Jazz Brain: Improvisation and Adaptation in Life and Work
[00:28:00] Finding Fulfillment: Aligning Work with Personal Values
[00:34:00] The Importance of Learning and Mentorship in Career Development
[00:39:00] Leadership: Authenticity and Investing in Others
[00:44:00] Parenting Insights: Encouraging Individual Paths for Children
[00:50:00] Dr. Markman’s Personal and Professional Reflections

Resources:
“Bring Your Brain to Work” by Dr. Art Markman
Dr. Markman’s Articles: Psychology Today and Fast Company
Podcast: Two Guys on Your Head
LinkedIn: Dr. Art Markman

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Unlocking Your Inner Zelensky: A New Year’s Resolution for You

Join us on this fascinating Dadages episode where host Chad Hagle sits down with Jessie Kanzer, the insightful author behind “Unlocking Your Inner Zelensky.” Dive into an enriching conversation that draws inspiration from the charismatic leadership of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. This episode is a treasure trove for those interested in leadership skills, personal growth, and effective conflict resolution. Key highlights include embracing the power of ordinariness, fostering unity, and the transformative role of humor and spirituality in leadership. Get valuable insights into how embracing your true identity and choosing love over fear can redefine your approach to life’s challenges. For parents and guardians, there’s a special focus on the impact of truth in parenting and the vital role you play in shaping future generations. Don’t miss this episode that seamlessly weaves together themes of leadership, personal identity, resilience, and parental guidance, all while offering a fresh perspective on navigating life’s complexities.

Chapters:
00:01:30 Unlock your inner Zelensky.
00:05:34 Ordinariness and unity in leadership.
00:11:19 Zelensky’s rise to presidency.
00:16:18 Complexity of conflicts requires understanding.
00:23:35 Unity without a common enemy.
00:26:25 Tap into spirituality for unity.
00:32:05 Embrace humor in difficult times.
00:37:46 Embrace your identity and define it.
00:43:23 Choose love over fear.
00:48:11 Leadership includes considering future generations.
00:55:59 Embrace your unique identity.
00:57:38 Freedom is giving children truth.
01:02:07 Humor brings light to darkness.

Resources:
Unlocking Your Inner Zelensky” by Jessie Kanzer: https://www.amazon.com/Unlocking-Your-Inner-Zelensky-Unexpected-ebook/dp/B0BQGH1Y4D
Follow Jessie on Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/jessiekanzer

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