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Escaping the Drift with John Gafford (formerly the Power Move)

Do you want to level up? Are you feeling stuck in a never-ending drift, like you are aimlessly floating through life without a clear sense of direction? Do you yearn for a breakthrough that can propel you from mediocrity to remarkable success? If you're ready to escape the current and start swimming against the tide, join host John Gafford on the thought-provoking podcast, "Escaping the Drift."

In each episode, John engages in intimate conversations with top performers across various fields who have successfully transcended the shackles of mediocrity. These extraordinary individuals share their secrets, stories, and strategies that enabled them to rise above the mundane and achieve exceptional levels of success.

"Escaping the Drift" is a treasure trove of insights for those who feel like they're merely drifting through life, searching for purpose and a higher calling. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, a creative soul in pursuit of breakthroughs, an athlete striving for peak performance, or anyone who wants to tap into their untapped potential, this podcast offers a roadmap to transform your life.

Through compelling and thought-provoking interviews, John Gafford unveils the mindset shifts, daily habits, and actionable techniques that have propelled these top performers to new heights. Learn how they harnessed their passions, overcame obstacles, and capitalized on opportunities to achieve extraordinary success.

Each episode of "Escaping the Drift" is an immersive experience that leaves no stone unturned. Dive into the captivating stories of remarkable individuals who have mastered the art of swimming against the current. Discover how they turned adversity into advantage, setbacks into stepping stones, and dreams into reality.

John Gafford's authentic and empathetic interviewing style creates a safe space for guests to share their triumphs and tribulations. By exploring their unique journeys, listeners gain invaluable lessons, practical strategies, and the inspiration needed to break free from the drift and embrace a life of purpose and fulfillment.

If you're ready to break free from the monotony of mediocrity and unleash your true potential, "Escaping the Drift" is the podcast for you. Join John Gafford and his exceptional guests as they unravel the secrets of success and empower you to swim against the currents of life. It's time to leave behind the drift and embark on a transformative journey towards excellence.



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Welcome to a new episode of Escaping the Drift. In this episode, we sit down with  Trav Lubinsky, an entrepreneurial genius who has masterfully combined brand partnerships with Airbnb experiences. Trav shares his innovative approach to integrating high-end brands into luxurious Airbnb properties, transforming them into experiential marketing platforms. Whether you're into real estate, branding, or simply looking for innovative ideas in today's digital world, you won't want to miss this. Join Trav as he shares his incredible journey, from a spark of an idea to a thriving business. He'll show you a brand new business model that's shaking things up and changing the way brands connect with their customers.Highlights:"It's always better to say let's monetize together rather than let me tax you.""You're providing value and you're lifting up the people who are watching you.""If you want to make an impact or leave a legacy or do anything that people are going to talk about, you have to help them."Timestamps:01:49 - Trav's Branding Mastery05:33 - Reality TV and Brand Growth09:19 - Viacom Revenue Sharing Insights13:55 - Partnership with Marcus Limonis17:44 - From E-commerce to Real Estate23:17 - NFT Innovations in Watches30:48 - Airbnb and Brand Integration35:28 - Scaling the Airbnb Mode44:07 - Launching Ready Homes💬 Did you enjoy this podcast episode?Tell us all about it in the comment section below! ☑️  If you liked this video, consider subscribing to Escaping The Drift with John Gafford using this Link! ⤵️     / johngafford.  .*************💯 About John Gafford: After appearing on NBC's "The Apprentice", John relocated to the Las Vegas Valley and founded several successful companies in the real estate space.➡️ The Gafford Group at Simply Vegas, top 1% of all REALTORS nationwide in terms of production. Simply Vegas, a 500 agent brokerage with billions in annual sales Clear Title, a 7-figure full service title and escrow company.➡️ Streamline Home Loans - An independent mortgage bank with more than 100 loan officers. The Simply Group, A national expansion vehicle partnering with large brokers across the country to vertically integrate their real estate brokerages.*************✅ Follow John Gafford on social media:Instagram ▶️ / thejohngaffordFacebook ▶️ / gafford2🎧 Stream The Escaping The Drift Podcast with John Gafford Episode here:Listen On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7cWN80g...Listen On Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... *************#EscapingTheDrift
Welcome to new episode of  Escaping the Drift. Today, we're tackling the National Association of Realtors' settlement and what it means for the housing market. You might be surprised, but this hits close to home for me – I was actually involved in a lawsuit related to it. In this episode, I'll break down the settlement in an easy-to-understand way. We'll clear up all the rumors floating around and get you the facts you need. Whether you're a seasoned agent or a first-time homebuyer, this info will help you navigate the changing market and make smart decisions. Let's jump in!Highlights:"Our job as listing agents is to market your house and expose it to as many people as we can, to bring as many active buyers through the property.""You get what you pay for, but you should also only pay for what you're getting.""The market will right itself; great agents will continue to be great agents and give great service."Timestamps:00:21 - Unpacking the NAR Settlement03:20 - Misinformation in Real Estate05:12 - Insights from a Lawsuit Defendant08:11 - Financial Effects of Settlements12:08 - Brokerage Impact Analysis16:24 - Critique of NAR's Strategy23:26 - Local Board Benefits Explained26:05 - Adapting to Settlement Changes33:11 - Future of Commissions and Market Trends41:46 - Tips for Navigating the New Real Estate Era💬 Did you enjoy this podcast episode? Tell us all about it in the comment section below! ☑️  If you liked this video, consider subscribing to Escaping The Drift with John Gafford using this Link! ⤵️     / johngafford.  .💯 About John Gafford: After appearing on NBC's "The Apprentice", John relocated to the Las Vegas Valley and founded several successful companies in the real estate space.➡️ The Gafford Group at Simply Vegas, top 1% of all REALTORS nationwide in terms of production. Simply Vegas, a 500 agent brokerage with billions in annual sales Clear Title, a 7-figure full service title and escrow company.➡️ Streamline Home Loans - An independent mortgage bank with more than 100 loan officers. The Simply Group, A national expansion vehicle partnering with large brokers across the country to vertically integrate their real estate brokerages.✅ Follow John Gafford on social media:Instagram ▶️ / thejohngaffordFacebook ▶️ / gafford2🎧 Stream The Escaping The Drift Podcast with John Gafford Episode here:Listen On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7cWN80g...Listen On Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... *************#EscapingTheDrift
Welcome to a new episode of Escaping the Drift. In this episode we dive into the world of real estate investment and the power of self-directed IRAs with our guest, Greg Herlean. He shares his incredible journey from a young hustler to a seasoned investor and entrepreneur, offering insights into leveraging retirement accounts for real estate deals. Greg's story of perseverance, smart financial strategies, and the importance of relationships will inspire you to look at your investments in a whole new light. Highlights:"I was like, okay, how do I find money to do real estate? Because the guys in Las Vegas that were at home on a Wednesday at 2 o'clock were doing real estate.""I remember meeting you, and you're so good at this. At first, because you and your wife, you have a beautiful wife, beautiful family, you come in with your, I think, strong and great energy and attitude. It's almost like- well, what's wrong with them?""I always say no first, always. And I always will, probably a few times. Because I feel like that's part of the message."Timestamps:00:00 - Introduction to Greg's Journey02:10 - The Epiphany of Self-Directed IRAs04:15 - Escaping the Drift with John Gafford06:30 - Meeting Greg: First Impressions08:45 - From Real Estate to Self-Directed IRA Expert11:00 - The Power of Relationships and Referrals13:20 - Greg's First Real Estate Hustle15:40  - Advice to Younger Self18:05 - The Importance of Giving and Asking20:30 - Looking Towards the Future: Business and Family💬 Did you enjoy this podcast episode? Tell us all about it in the comment section below! ☑️  If you liked this video, consider subscribing to Escaping The Drift with John Gafford using this Link! ⤵️     / johngafford.  .*************💯 About John Gafford: After appearing on NBC's "The Apprentice", John relocated to the Las Vegas Valley and founded several successful companies in the real estate space.➡️ The Gafford Group at Simply Vegas, top 1% of all REALTORS nationwide in terms of production. Simply Vegas, a 500 agent brokerage with billions in annual sales Clear Title, a 7-figure full service title and escrow company.➡️ Streamline Home Loans - An independent mortgage bank with more than 100 loan officers. The Simply Group, A national expansion vehicle partnering with large brokers across the country to vertically integrate their real estate brokerages.*************✅ Follow John Gafford on social media:Instagram ▶️ / thejohngaffordFacebook ▶️ / gafford2🎧 Stream The Escaping The Drift Podcast with John Gafford Episode here:Listen On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7cWN80g...Listen On Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... *************#EscapingTheDrift
Welcome to a new episode of Escaping the Drift. In today’s episode, we dive into Paul Daley’s journey. The visionary CEO of educate.io shares stories from his early days at Sunglass Hut to reshaping the education industry, Paul's story is a masterclass in perseverance, innovation, and finding success on your terms. This episode is packed with laughs, wisdom, and actionable insights for anyone looking to turn their passion into profit or simply seeking a dose of motivation. Highlights:"God... just puts everything in my lap and I fall in the right place." "A lot of the time it's just someone thinking out loud or processing." "Using excellence in business as a way to direct toward Jesus Christ to grow the kingdom of God."Timestamps:00:31 - Meet Paul Daley01:26 - Youthful Achievements03:38 - First Steps in Sales07:44 - Car Lot Lessons10:59 - Real Estate Revelations15:00 - Rethinking Objections23:40 -EdTech's Future28:10 - Education's Evolution34:42 - Cultivating Success45:30 - Growth Strategies💬 Did you enjoy this podcast episode? Tell us all about it in the comment section below! ☑️  If you liked this video, consider subscribing to Escaping The Drift with John Gafford using this Link! ⤵️     / johngafford.  .*************💯 About John Gafford: After appearing on NBC's "The Apprentice", John relocated to the Las Vegas Valley and founded several successful companies in the real estate space.➡️ The Gafford Group at Simply Vegas, top 1% of all REALTORS nationwide in terms of production. Simply Vegas, a 500 agent brokerage with billions in annual sales Clear Title, a 7-figure full service title and escrow company.➡️ Streamline Home Loans - An independent mortgage bank with more than 100 loan officers. The Simply Group, A national expansion vehicle partnering with large brokers across the country to vertically integrate their real estate brokerages.*************✅ Follow John Gafford on social media:Instagram ▶️ / thejohngaffordFacebook ▶️ / gafford2🎧 Stream The Escaping The Drift Podcast with John Gafford Episode here:Listen On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7cWN80g...Listen On Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... *************#EscapingTheDrift
Welcome to a new episode of Escaping the Drift. Join us on a journey through the dynamic world of PR and brand building with John Gafford and Ulyses Osuna. Ulyses shares his transformation from college dropout to PR guru along with insights on mastering publicity and leveraging connections. Learn how to set clear goals, build authority, and strategically use PR to propel your business forward, all while navigating the ever-changing landscape of media exposure.Highlights:"Every time he spoke to me, he said 'we.' He was big on making sure that I didn't feel like he was a dictator, because he actually wasn't.""At its core, if they give it away for free, people won't value what they're saying. Because what's the value of something if it's FREE? Zero.""Results don't aren't the only thing that matters...you have to provide an amazing service experience."Timestamps:00:00 - Ulysses's journey to PR expertise02:23 - Contacting Neil Patel: Learning the Ropes04:27 - Initiative and Effort06:23 - Learning to Acquire Clients08:23 - Leveraging Relationships15:57 - Understanding Publicity's Value19:22 - Leveraging Authority25:45 - Tearing Down Others27:14 - Battling Negativity30:03 - Value of Paid Knowledge💬 Did you enjoy this podcast episode? Tell us all about it in the comment section below! ☑️  If you liked this video, consider subscribing to Escaping The Drift with John Gafford using this Link! ⤵️     / johngafford.  .*************💯 About John Gafford: After appearing on NBC's "The Apprentice", John relocated to the Las Vegas Valley and founded several successful companies in the real estate space.➡️ The Gafford Group at Simply Vegas, top 1% of all REALTORS nationwide in terms of production. Simply Vegas, a 500 agent brokerage with billions in annual sales Clear Title, a 7-figure full service title and escrow company.➡️ Streamline Home Loans - An independent mortgage bank with more than 100 loan officers. The Simply Group, A national expansion vehicle partnering with large brokers across the country to vertically integrate their real estate brokerages.*************✅ Follow John Gafford on social media:Instagram ▶️ / thejohngaffordFacebook ▶️ / gafford2🎧 Stream The Escaping The Drift Podcast with John Gafford Episode here:Listen On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7cWN80g...Listen On Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... *************#EscapingTheDrift
Join us in our new episode with special guest Eisa Emami as we explore the journey of entrepreneurship, stock trading, and the pursuit of success. From childhood scarcity to soaring ambitions, we discuss overcoming obstacles and embracing an abundance mindset. Dive into an insightful conversation and discover the keys to charting your own course toward greatness.Highlights:"For every boss that I've ever had... I was a miserable employee. It's just part of the DNA of who I am." "Most people don't have that vision... very limited in what they think they can accomplish." "I didn't learn any way other than just doing it... This is my path to freedom."Timestamps:01:26 - A Diverse Journey02:51 - Overcoming Scarcity and Resilience08:35 - Skyward Bound13:13 - Entrepreneurial Drive17:36 - Financial Frontiers21:42 - Overcoming Limiting Beliefs24:30 - Surrounding Oneself with Varied Perspectives25:55 - Navigating Losses and Unpopular Choices41:04 - Hormonal Health Journey 45:03 - Pushing Through Discouragement to Success💬 Did you enjoy this podcast episode? Tell us all about it in the comment section below! ☑️  If you liked this video, consider subscribing to Escaping The Drift with John Gafford using this Link! ⤵️     / johngafford.  .*************💯 About John Gafford: After appearing on NBC's "The Apprentice", John relocated to the Las Vegas Valley and founded several successful companies in the real estate space.➡️ The Gafford Group at Simply Vegas, top 1% of all REALTORS nationwide in terms of production. Simply Vegas, a 500 agent brokerage with billions in annual sales Clear Title, a 7-figure full-service title and escrow company.➡️ Streamline Home Loans - An independent mortgage bank with more than 100 loan officers. The Simply Group, A national expansion vehicle partnering with large brokers across the country to vertically integrate their real estate brokerages.*************✅ Follow John Gafford on social media:Instagram ▶️ / thejohngaffordFacebook ▶️ / gafford2🎧 Stream The Escaping The Drift Podcast with John Gafford Episode here:Listen On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7cWN80g...Listen On Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... *************#EscapingTheDrift
In this episode of Escaping The Drift, John interviews Alec Burlakoff, the real story behind the movie “Pain Hustlers” Listen as he shares his journey through the pharmaceutical sales industry, from early struggles to ethical dilemmas. Throughout the episode, Alec shares his insights on success, morality, and the pursuit of greatness. His story is one of redemption and transformation after navigating the turbulent waters of the pharmaceutical sales industry.Highlights:"I pushed morals and ethics to the back of my mind so I could be successful in sales." "Even though this was a horrible thing that happened, not just for me, but for so many people... For me, it's a blessing.""You can always bounce back, you can always make a change... It's never too late to change."Timestamps:00:00 - Alec's journey from manager to Vice President03:02 - Reflecting on past moral and ethical decisions05:54 - Transition from guidance counselor to pharmaceutical sales08:12 - Lessons learned from the car sales industry10:00 - Ethical considerations in pharmaceutical sales16:58 - Transition to selling pain management medication26:48 - Reflections on wealth, success, and morality31:30 - Concerns about the influx of fentanyl into the country35:00 - Surrendering to authorities and the arrest experience39:50 - The mission and purpose of White Collar Advice💬 Did you enjoy this podcast episode? Tell us all about it in the comment section below! ☑️If you liked this video, consider subscribing to Escaping The Drift with John Gafford using this Link! ⤵️ / johngafford. .*************💯 About John Gafford: After appearing on NBC's "The Apprentice", John relocated to the Las Vegas Valley and founded several successful companies in the real estate space.➡️ The Gafford Group at Simply Vegas, top 1% of all REALTORS nationwide in terms of production. Simply Vegas, a 500 agent brokerage with billions in annual sales Clear Title, a 7-figure full service title and escrow company.➡️ Streamline Home Loans - An independent mortgage bank with more than 100 loan officers. The Simply Group, A national expansion vehicle partnering with large brokers across the country to vertically integrate their real estate brokerages.*************✅ Follow John Gafford on social media:Instagram ▶️ / thejohngaffordFacebook ▶️ / gafford2🎧 Stream The Escaping The Drift Podcast with John Gafford Episode here:Listen On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7cWN80g...Listen On Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...*************#EscapingTheDrift
Join us for a captivating conversation with Ryan Serhant, renowned for his role on Bravo's Million Dollar Listing and his impactful journey in the real estate industry. From humble beginnings to becoming a leading authority in New York City's real estate market, Ryan shares his inspiring story, offering valuable insights and strategies for success. Delving into the secrets of selling, building personal brands, and navigating the ever-evolving landscape of entrepreneurship, Ryan discusses his bold decision to build his brand, the importance of relentless follow-up, projecting "Big Money Energy," and crafting a distinctive personal brand. Get ready to be motivated, empowered, and equipped with practical strategies to elevate your game, control your destiny, and achieve your dreams.Highlights:"I'd rather regret the things I did than the things I never tried.""The one in the relationship who holds all the power is the one who cares the least.""I work for the deal. We are all here to work for the deal. It is a win-win game."Timestamps:01:23 - Ryan's Journey: Theater to Real Estate03:41 - Reality TV Auditions: Path to Million Dollar Listing08:50- Unconventional Negotiation Tactics10:46 - Contrasting Real Estate Markets14:11- Surprising Negotiation Strategies17:02 - Shifting Perspectives in Deal-Making27:03 - Consumer Burdens: The Cost of Lawsuits31:18- Cultivating Resilience in Business34:09 - The Importance of Relentless Follow-Up47:07 - Branding: Thriving in the New Economy
Dive into this episode of "Escaping the Drift" with Brittany Michalchuk, the dynamo behind the largest all-female entrepreneurship group in Northern Canada. Brittany, an Instagram wizard and networking guru, shares her unparalleled insights on building a magnetic social media presence and cultivating powerful connections. If you're ready to transform your digital strategy and skyrocket your personal and professional growth, this episode is your treasure map!Highlights:"When you help enough people get what they want, you're going to be able to get what you want. And if you help the right people get what they want, you are going to get to your goal so much faster.""The key to growth... is engaging with other people. You have to be engaging with other people because you're going to signal to social media to Instagram that they are a person of interest and it will help you grow.""Every single post that you make, you have to ask yourself, 'Is this shareable?' Because that's the biggest mistake that people are making, is they're putting low-quality content out there."Timestamps:03:42 - Being Intentional with Your Circle04:21 - Evaluate Your Connections for Growth06:57 - From Troubled Teen to Entrepreneur11:04 - The Impact of Mentorship and Masterminds14:39 - From Marketing to Social Media Mastery20:00 - Growing Your Instagram Following25:00 - Overcoming Negative Portrayal on Reality TV38:41 - The Power of Quality Content48:01 - The Role of Engagement
In this episode, we dive into the life of the remarkable Douglas James, whose journey from the disciplined ranks of the Navy to the uncharted waters of entrepreneurship is nothing short of inspiring. Discover the pivotal moments, from selling candy at school to leveraging AI in business, that shaped his path. Join us as we uncover the secrets behind transforming visions into reality, the power of resilience, and the art of making connections that matter.Highlights:"Facing an ultimatum from my family was the push I needed to chart a new course for my life.""I realized I was 'chronically unemployable' because my drive to create was too strong to ignore.""Selling isn't just about transactions; it's about solving problems and building relationships."Timestamps:00:00 - Introduction to Extraordinary Journeys01:19 - The Power of Networking04:13 - Childhood Entrepreneurial Spirit06:30 - A Navy Ultimatum10:19 - Discovering Entrepreneurial Drive14:34 - A Pivotal Humanitarian Mission19:24 - Unique Client Acquisition Strategy26:30 - Overcoming Military vs. Entrepreneurship Clash33:50 - Embracing AI for Business Efficiency46:32 - Starting From Scratch Strategy
In this episode of "Escaping the Drift," we delve deep into the extraordinary journey of Irina Wynn, a lawyer turned tattoo artist turned airline lawsuit expert. Join us as we explore Irina's unique path, her strategies for success, and the pivotal moments that transformed her career. Discover how Irina's experiences and insights can inspire you to break free from the ordinary and pursue your own unconventional path to success.Highlights:"I became a tattoo artist and I became that good that I was paid more than any lawyer that I ever knew would have ever been paid.""One of my biggest mistake that I ever been in my life was giving half of a business thinking that someone else will have my drive and my passion to scale something like I do.""Building a good partnership is knowing what happens when it fails upfront, building a separation agreement before you even start the business."Timestamps:00:00 - Introduction and Wild Story01:28 - Discovering an Amazing Angle02:22 - From Romania to Norway03:49 - Becoming a Tattoo Artist07:01 - Suing Airlines for a Living09:57 - Leveraging Skills into Education13:19 - Enforcing Passenger Rights18:24 - Partnerships23:42 - Scaling the Business27:00 - Transitioning to CEO32:14 - Building a Strong Team36:07 - Systems for Growth
In this episode of "Escaping the Drift," host John Gafford chats with the one and only Steve Sims, the real-life Wizard of Oz. Known for his best-selling books and exceptional ability to make things happen, Steve shares his unique perspectives on communication, life, and business.Tune in for an engaging and humorous journey as we explore the wisdom of a man who's made a career out of the extraordinary. Highlights:"It's not about being on stage, it's about the art of communication." "The anatomy of a successful speech goes beyond the words; it's about engaging with the audience." "We're in a credibility crunch. Nowadays, it's all about being able to grab and hold attention."Timestamps:05:00 - Transforming into a Public Speaker10:05 - The Power of Effective Communication20:09 - Standing Out in the Speaking Industry30:05 - Networking Done Right40:10 - Managing Difficult Conversations47:15 - The Human Element in a Technological World
Welcome back to another episode of "Escaping the Drift"! In this episode, host John Gafford talks to close friend Justin Colby about his extraordinary achievements in the real estate industry.Known for his large-scale projects and impressive portfolio, Colby discusses all things real estate, including his comeback from the 2007 financial crisis, where he candidly describes himself as "broke, bust, and disgusted." This backstory beautifully illustrates how sometimes greatness is born out of dark times.Colby's story is not just about overcoming hardships but also his transformation from a self-proclaimed high school "dork" to a real estate mogul. He recounts his college days, including a hilarious and humbling story about plagiarizing a paper and the valuable life lessons learned from that experience.Sharing his early hustles, passion for the industry, and journey through significant losses and triumphant comebacks, Colby emphasizes the importance of mentors, coaches, and surrounding oneself with people who are ahead in the game, revealing how these relationships shaped his career.Listeners will learn more about his personal life, hilarious experiences, and valuable insights in the real estate industry.This episode is not just about business and success; it's about the human side of achieving greatness, the mistakes along the way, and the relentless pursuit of dreams.So, grab your headphones, and get ready to be inspired, entertained, and educated with Justin Colby on "Escaping the Drift"! Whether you're a real estate enthusiast or just love a good success story, this episode is a must-listen.Highlights:"I was broke. I was sleeping on the couch and I said I wanted to create greatness. And I had the bug of real estate. I knew it. I felt it. I loved it”"Bet on yourself, cut the check, get around [successful people]... But then don't have an expectation on when you're going to see any type of result. Just get to the table, show up to your point."“My mess is my message.”Timestamps:02:39 Early Life and Education09:38 Lessons from Failure19:46 Door-to-Door Sales30:20 The Importance of Mentors38:44 Being Patient in the Grind39:34The Importance of Mentors and Coaches41:26 Vetting Online Gurus44:05 How the Guru Profits46:30 Scams and Recycling of Information50:53 Indoctrination and Content
In this episode of "Escaping the Drift," host John Gafford interviews Coach Michael Burt, renowned for his impact on high achievers.Coach Burt shares his journey from being a women's basketball coach to a top competitive intelligence coach, delving into his unique coaching methods, such as developing the person as a whole - body, mind, heart, and spirit.The discussion covers various topics, including the importance of tapping into internal drive, the evolution of sports psychology, the significance of teaching life lessons through sports, and effective parenting techniques for raising successful kids.Coach Burt also offers insights into building confidence, overcoming complacency, and the importance of self-awareness in personal growth.The episode highlights the mindset of winning, both in sports and in life, emphasizing Coach Burt's philosophy of competitive intelligence.Highlights:"A lot of people asked me how do you win so many games? It's tapping into that internal drive and helping them grow all four parts of their nature: knowledge, skill, desire, and confidence.""True self development starts with self-awareness.""Confidence is a memory of success. It is an internal knowing you can create or manifest what you see in your mind."Timestamps:00:00 - Introduction and Background02:12 - Coaching in Competitive Intelligence04:03 - Coaching Beyond Sports05:26 - Raising Successful Children08:45 - Self-Awareness and Growth10:59 - Overcoming Imposter Syndrome17:26 - Overcoming Complacency23:03 - Playing Offense32:25 - Building Identity39:03 - From Hustler to CEO
In this engaging episode of Escaping the Drift, host John Gafford chats with Brad Lea, a versatile entrepreneur renowned for his innovative business strategies. Brad shares his journey from focusing on his training platform, Lightspeed, to succeeding in diverse industries. He emphasizes the importance of building relationships and partnerships for business growth. Brad's philosophy centers around helping others as a key to success. He provides insightful advice for entrepreneurs, discussing the significance of personal branding, authenticity, and aligning personal values with professional goals. The episode offers a mix of practical wisdom and motivational stories, making it a valuable listen for anyone interested in business and personal development.Highlights:"If you see someone doing it, well then you know it's possible. So because it was possible.""If I can show someone how to get some confidence, realize that it's all mindset, skill set, and habits at the end of the day and then give them the avenue, dude, that's valuable.""If you seek to help people, you will get paid."Timestamps:02:56: Helping Others to Make Money19:14: Hierarchy of Business Elements24:09: Targeting Smaller Businesses for Greater Impact24:40: The Power of Social Media and Branding27:35: Focusing on Personal Branding Alongside Business42:40: Building Value in Relationships54:42: Mastering Three Areas for Success56:53: Understanding Personal Happiness in Business01:10:27: The Role of Insurance in Financial Security01:11:44: Pursuing Freedom through Business
In this New Year's episode of Escaping the Drift, host John Gafford shares his foolproof system for setting objectives and creating an actionable plan to achieve them. John explains that most resolutions fail because people lack a clear vision and strategy. He walks listeners through his exact process - starting with writing a compelling vision statement for the future using the present tense. Next is crafting a mission statement to define purpose and value. John then stresses the importance of setting objectives that are specific and measurable.The bulk of the episode focuses on selecting three strategies that can independently hit objectives, and reverse engineering them to create definitive action steps. John emphasizes tracking progress and letting data drive decisions. He also advises taking calculated risks to stay excited.Through real estate and weight loss examples, John demonstrates how to quantify strategies, schedule tactics, and ensure plans become a reality. For anyone seeking to escape drift and start achieving their dreams, this episode provides an invaluable blueprint for success. Highlights:"Monotony becomes the enemy of enthusiasm. Repetition becomes the enemy of enthusiasm.""I'm never married to my business plan. I'm honest with myself. The truth lies in the math.""As long as you are constantly measuring and have your finger on the pulse of what your business is, you'll be able to catch that next wave."Timestamps:00:00: Introduction 03:20: Achieving Personal Objectives 09:04: Creating A Vision14:45: Objectives Vs Goals21:30: Generating Leads25:50: Sales Strategies 33:35: Productivity Tools40:09: Adapting To Change Connect:💬 Did you enjoy this podcast episode? Tell us all about it in the comment section below! ☑️If you liked this video, consider subscribing to Escaping The Drift with John Gafford using this Link! ⤵️ https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGafford?sub_confirmation=1 *************💯 About John Gafford: After appearing on NBC's "The Apprentice", John relocated to the Las Vegas Valley and founded several successful companies in the real estate space ➡️ The Gafford Group at Simply Vegas, top 1% of all REALTORS nationwide in terms of production. Simply Vegas, a 500 agent brokerage with billions in annual sales Clear Title, a 7 figure full service title and escrow company. ➡️ Streamline Home Loans - An independent mortgage bank with more than 100 loan officers. The Simply Group, A national expansion vehicle partnering with large brokers across the country to vertically integrate their real estate brokerages. ************* ✅ Follow John Gafford on social media:Instagram ▶️https://www.instagram.com/thejohngafford/Facebook ▶️ https://www.facebook.com/gafford2/🎧 Stream The Escaping The Drift Podcast with John Gafford Episode here:Listen On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7cWN80gtZ4m4wl3DqQoJmKListen On Apple :https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/escaping-the-drift-with-john-gafford/id1582927283*************#EscapingTheDrift
In this episode of Escaping the Drift, host John Gafford interviews credit card points expert J.J. Todd. J.J shares the wild story of how he got into credit card points hacking, from leveraging Southwest companion passes in law school to renting over 600 cars in 3 months from Hertz for their United miles promotion. Listeners learn about J.J.'s record of earning over 3.4 million United miles and using them to take over $120,000 worth of flights. J.J.'s gives tactical advice on the best credit cards to use for different purchases and how to maximize points by transferring between different loyalty programs. It's a fascinating inside look at how to turn average 1% returns on credit cards into 20x more value by leveraging points strategically.Highlights:"If you do this the right way, if you have sort of those aspirational overseas, lie flat business class goals, it's not uncommon to take that 1% return that a lot of these credit cards are giving you and making it very easy for you to get in turning that into 3, 5, 10, sometimes 20x return.""I've used all those miles that I earned off, all 3.4 million miles are now gone. Sure. Got over $120,000.03 flights in value out of leveraging those points." "Depending on how your expenses blend out, you should be getting two and a half to three, maybe, you know, I think that's kind of a fair, if you're optimizing it, then not everybody has the bandwidth or tolerance to carry around seven credit cards like you you have there."Timestamps:00:00: Introduction02:07: Credit Cards09:20: Renting Cars For Points 14:30: Free Travel 22:53: Perks 31:50: Flight Milage 40:45: Luxury Experiences
On this episode of Escaping The Drift, host John Gafford interviews social skills coach Michael Sartain. Michael shares how he went from being an awkward teen to becoming the go-to guy in Las Vegas.He details how he used evolutionary psychology principles like mate choice copying and preselection to build an incredible social network.Michael also talks about his experiences working in the military and nightlife industry.Listeners will learn Michael's unique perspective on dating, networking, marketing and building high-performing teams through the lens of evolutionary psychology.Don't miss this brand new episode of Escaping The Drift!Highlights:"There is a science to it. It's not people think all It's just luck. No, you just you learn from the right people.""I would never show up to Dan Bilzerian party without 60 Girls, I would be embarrassed.""When I talked to the girls that bikini competition, and they loved it. And the in the crazy thing is the people who organized the competition were like, I understand why he's different."Timestamps:00:00: Introduction06:06: The Evolution Of Nighlife12:51: Treating Women With Respect16:33: Pre Selection24:20: Networking27:15: Dating Apps30:36: Vegas40:24:Sexual Desires 47:12: Gender Roles57:29: Social Media
This week on Escaping the Drift, host John Gafford sits down with UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling. He opens up about growing up in a large family on Long Island and how wrestling helped put him on the path to MMA. Sterling discusses meeting Jon Jones in college and being inspired to start his fighting career. Sterling shares stories from his early amateur and pro fights as he worked his way up the ranks. He talks about the grind of being a low-level UFC fighter and having to work as a gym teacher. Sterling also opens up about the highs and lows of his UFC title wins and losses. He gets candid about the controversy surrounding his first title fight.The champ dives into his business interests outside of fighting like real estate and starting his own rum company. Sterling discusses the importance of financial literacy for athletes. He also shares his goals for competing at bantamweight and featherweight in the future. It's a fascinating look into the life and career of one of the UFC's most decorated champions.Highlights: "I don't understand the world, how it operates in this manner. Like, we see the same thing repeating itself over and over and over. And it's just like to me, Well, why aren't we learning from those mistakes so that history doesn't repeat itself so that we could do things a little bit smarter or better.""I think I've been able to at least learn from my, my ancestors in the sense of fighting, learn for these guys, the forefathers and things that they did things that worked. Oh, less damage, longer career wrestling, okay, if I can get the fight, get different finishes. fan favorite. That's what people want to see." "I do think the UFC should do a little bit more of that. The only thing is, maybe they should put the course out on video. And this way is not like they need to spend a bunch of money every single time to hold these events, just here's the resource."Timestamps:00:00: Introduction 03:22: Family 07:18: Gang Affiliated Neighborhoods 13:28: Goals & Obstacles 17:03: Athletic Path24:15: UFC Fights34:47: Negativity Into Positivity 44:54: Financial Management 53:45: Rum Brand 56:55: The Future
Join John Gafford in this compelling episode of "Escaping the Drift" as he delves into the fascinating story of Shaya Habibi, a determined individual who went from a promising real estate career to an extraordinary life-changing mentorship. Discover the pivotal moments as Shaya shares his relentless pursuit of success, actively seeking a mentor who could guide him to the highest echelons of achievement. Uncover the secrets to Shaya's audacious pitch to potential mentors, showcasing the delicate balance between eagerness and respect. Explore the power of proximity and how Shaya's genuine gratitude, consistency, and eagerness to learn set the stage for an unprecedented mentorship opportunity. As Shaya navigates the intricate dance of mentorship, listeners gain insights into the delicate art of maintaining a relationship with a successful mentor. From book recommendations to shared visions, Shaya showcases the importance of executing mentorship effectively.Unveil the lessons learned, the sacrifices made, and the wisdom gained during this immersive mentorship journey. Escape the drift and step into a world where mentorship becomes the key to unlocking your full potential.Highlights:"In every moment of decision, the destiny of our lives is shaped." "Mentorship is not about finding someone to impress, but someone to progress with.""Success is not a solo journey; it's a collective effort of shared wisdom and guidance." Timestamps:00:00: Introduction 02:23: Finding a Mentor08:33: An Unexpected Encounter11:50: Bonding16:55: Networking20:05: Building Trust 26:39: Mentorship36:23: Personal Growth 45:06: Burnout 47:09: Real Estate
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