February 12, 2016
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5 Powerful Benefits of the DISC Profile Test

When I am going through the process of hiring a new rock star to our team, the first thing I do is ask that person to complete a DISC Profile. (If you’re not familiar with this, I whole-heartedly encourage you to click on over and take advantage of this fantastic tool.) If you’re not sold, though, don’t worry. That doesn’t surprise me at all. I can frequently tell that people are thrown off when I ask for this during the hiring process. In fact, I was pretty reticent myself. “You can’t possibly think that you can get to know me […]
December 11, 2015
A major ingredient of success is effective networking and the building of meaningful long-term relationships. Master this trick to help you network like a true leader.

8 Words to Network Like a Boss

When we were developing Love and Theft (if you don’t know that part of my back story, just click here), we spent hours and hours writing and practicing, playing live shows at tiny little pizza shops and acoustic rooms. We did weekend writing camps and demoed more songs than I can even remember. We polished up our harmonies and dialed in complementary guitar parts and piano parts. We worked on photos and social media campaigns and websites and building up a following. These things—that drive and that hard work—all played a part in us finally signing a record deal and experiencing […]
December 7, 2015
In order to achieve success, to reach a vision or conquer a goal, you must first steward the task in front of you with diligence and excellence. This is the process of becoming a leader.

Be a Steward of the Task at Hand

One pillar of mindset that I share with the agents on my team here in Nashville is this: take the next step. But what does that even mean? If you’re like me, you’re an ambitious person. You’re hungry to grow, to excel. You want to be smarter, accomplish more, earn more, conquer more. I can see you nodding vigorously as I write this. Wherever we are, we want to be further along, and we want to be there now! These are fantastic traits—the desire to live this life dialed up to “10” is something that I for one haven’t figured […]