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Marc Shaffer - Principal at Searcy Financial in Overland Park, KSHave you ever met someone for the first time and knew that they were a mover and a shaker? That was the impression I got when I first met my guest on the podcast today, Marc Shaffer. Marc is financial advisor with Searcy Financial Services, Inc. in the Overland Park, KS (Kansas City) area.

As the new guy in town, Marc was eager to help me get acquainted with the local Rotary Club that I was joining, but also introduce me to several great business connections in the area too. Why? Because, that’s the type of person he is. As you’ll hear in this episode of the podcast, Marc has whole-heartedly embraced the “pay it forward” attitude. Not only has this contributed to his business success, it’s been a big, motivating factor in other areas of his lifestyle as well. As Marc says in the interview “the pay it forward mentality comes back ten-fold over the long term; you start doing that enough and people really start looking out for you.”

While so many of us understand this concept, it takes a conscious effort and a lot of patience to implement. Take a listen at how Marc has been able to stay focused on the pay-it-forward mentality, as well as other tips he has for business professionals looking to attain their vision.

Meet Marc Shaffer, Principal at Searcy Financial Services, Inc.

What I Stand For:
I specialize in helping my clients and their families achieve continuity in their financial planning through generations and achieve their vision of an ideal life by encouraging goal setting and active monitoring of their financial plans.

Outside of Work, You’ll Find Me:
As an active member of the Overland Park South Rotary Club, I contribute my time and energy to many philanthropic events. I also enjoy spending time mentoring those in the financial planning industry through the Kansas City Chapter of the Financial Planning Association.

I have completed three half marathons and am a team captain in the annual BikeMS bike rides, completing up to 182 miles across Missouri and Kansas to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research. I enjoy sand volleyball, golf and hiking, and have done multiple-day hikes in Tibet, Peru, Iceland and Bhutan during my international travels with Adventure to Serve.

Favorite Quote:
Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.

Professional Affiliations:
Marc is a member of the Kansas City Chapter of the Financial Planning Association. He has also served as President, Chairman of the Board, and Career Chairman, which helps individuals interested in pursuing careers in financial planning get connected into the community. Additionally, he assists in organizing the Kansas City Chapter Career Day.

Education and Certifications:

CFP® – Certified Financial Planning Professional
AIF® – Accredited Investment Fiduciary
EA – Enrolled Agent
Bachelor of Science in Personal Finance, Personal Financial Planning, Minors in Business Administration and Economics, Kansas State University

In the Community:
As Treasurer, past Chairman of the Board and Past President of the Overland Park South Rotary club, Marc contributes his time and energy to philanthropic events like the Jazz in the Woods festival at Corporate Woods. He is a former Chairman for Jazz in the Woods and SoJo Summerfest and a Paul Harris Fellow. He is also a member of Top Gun Kansas City and the Centurions Leadership Program of The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, a group that explores the opportunities and issues of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Marc is a past president of the Human Ecology Alumni Advisory Board for K-State and is the incoming president for the Kansas State University Personal Financial Planning Advisory Board and the Kansas City K-State Alumni Planning Committee. He was awarded the 2011 KSU Entrepreneur Award which recognizes K-State alumni who have applied their knowledge as an owner of a business, and serve their community, profession and university. He was also chosen as the commencement speaker for the 2013 College of Human Ecology commencement ceremony.

In the Media:
As a speaker, Marc travelled to South China Normal University and other local universities in Guangzhou, China to speak about the economic impact of the emerging Chinese economy on the world. He participated in TD Ameritrade’s National Conference 2012 succession planning discussion panel and 2013 generational relationships panel. He has also spoken and served as a moderator at the 2012 National FPA Conference.

Marc was chosen by KC Magazine as a member of the 2010 class of ‘Rising Stars.’
He was also named a “Five Star Wealth Professional” in 2015, 16, 17 and 18.

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • The power of embracing the pay-it-forward mentality in your business and lifestyle.
  • Techniques for getting started and staying motivated to pay-it-forward each day.
  • How to get outside your comfort zone and not “confine yourself in a box” as a way to get closer to your end goals and vision.
  • Marc’s recommendations for the best business books.

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Andrew Heim is a business coach in Kanas City and host of The Business Life podcast.

The Business Life podcast episode 8 - the morning and evening routines of professionalsDid you know that your morning routine and evening routine can have a huge effect on how your day goes? If you want to be a true professional, someone who is capable of doing great things in your business, you need to prepare each day like one. That means developing a morning and evening routine that sets you up to be efficient and effective throughout the day.

In this episode of The Business Life, I explore some secrets you can use to create a morning and evening routine that works well for you. Take a listen!

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • What you’re missing out on if you don’t have a well-defined morning and evening routine.
  • Things you MUST include in your morning and evening routine. Hint: ☕ 😁
  • Things you CAN include to make your morning and routine unique to you.
  • Activities you must absolutely AVOID to make your morning and evening routine effective.

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The Business Life podcast - Where success is a lifestyle, not a measurement.

The Business Life podcast - Making time for more opportunities.“Nothing in this world can take the place of good old persistence. Talent won’t. Nothing’s more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius won’t. Unrecognized genius is practically a cliche. Education won’t. Why the world is full of educated fools. Persistence and determination alone are all powerful.”  As I was recently watching the Netflix original movie “The Founder,” (which if you haven’t seen it, I give it 👍🏻 👍🏻) I had a good laugh at this quote. While I whole-heartedly agree about the importance of persistence, the way that the main character used this quote was a little bit “despicable.” [FYI: the movie is about Ray Kroc and the story of McDonald’s]

It got me to think though: the people who have achieved some of the greatest successes have been the ones who persisted the most. In fact, they persisted by continuously seeking out a lot of opportunities, every single day. You see, the more opportunities that we pursue, the greater the chance we have of landing upon one that leads to the achievement of our goal or vision.

In today’s episode, I’m giving three tips on how you can use time management and efficiency to allow yourself more time to pursue opportunities and give yourself a better chance to succeed. Take a listen!

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • How pursuing more opportunities leads to a greater chance of success.
  • Three key ways to free up your time to be able to pursue more opportunities.
  • The biggest secret to becoming more efficient with your time on a daily basis.

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Craig Lauppe - Owner of Advanced Property ManagementGrowing a business is tough. For new entrepreneurs, it’s a matter of getting your first customers. If you’re good at what you do, you start to get a few more customers. If you’re GREAT at what you do, you often get overwhelmed with growth in your business!

So, what’s it like to grow a business from just you to a team of people and a slew of customers? That’s exactly what I talk about in my interview with Craig Lauppe, owner of Advanced Property Management. I got to know Craig when he first started his property management company with just himself, managing a few rental properties. Over the years, I’ve been able to watch him grow that small company into managing hundreds of properties, building a highly productive team around him and branching out into new adventures. It’s a remarkable feat which takes a lot of patience, planning and people. Take a listen at some of the ways Craig has managed his business’ growth.

About Craig Lauppe, owner of Advanced Property Management and Framework LLC

Craig Lauppe is the President and Majority Owner of Advanced Property Management, Inc. and Framework LLC, which is a construction, remodeling, painting, and maintenance/repair company. He is responsible for overseeing all the day to day operations of the companies, which consists of overseeing, in conjunction with solid teams, that come to work daily working under the scope of their core values, We, Honesty, Quality, Responsive, and Innovative. Advanced Property Management, Inc was originated late Dec. 2010 and has been growing since. Framework LLC was originated in December of 2017. Craig also sits on the Board of Directors for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. Craig graduated from Kansas State University in 2010 with a bachelors degree in Entrepreneurship through the College of Business Administration and a Minor in Leadership Studies.

Craig has lived in Manhattan since he was 2 years old. Craig is married to Lindsay Lauppe and they have a beautiful young daughter. In his spare time away from work, Craig enjoys spending time with his family and watching/attending athletic events.

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • What it’s like in the beginning stages of a startup.
  • Managing business growth by building a great team and good processes.
  • How to manage the stress of a growing business as the business owner.
  • Craig’s #1 piece of advice for managing business growth.

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How can I get ahead of my competition or become the “go-to” person in my industry? Have you ever asked yourself that? I hope you have!

There’s good news for you. I’ve found that there’s one sure-fire way to stand out among your competition and get ahead in your business and industry. It’s by becoming GREAT at solving other people’s problems!

There’s a huge opportunity in every customer-focused industry out there for great problem solvers. That’s because:

  1. Most businesses don’t want to go to the extra effort to solve people’s problems. They only want to do whatever is most expedient.
  2. People are either too busy or too lazy to try and solve their problems themselves. They want someone who will step in and take care of it for them.

In today’s episode of The Business Life podcast, I’m giving you 5 tips on how to become a great problem solver and get ahead in your business! Take a listen now!

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Key takeaways from this episode:

  • Why there’s so much opportunity in nearly every industry for GREAT problem solvers.
  • The benefits that can come to your business when you learn to become a GREAT problem solver.
  • Examples of companies that are great at problem solving, and companies that are not.
  • Five easy-to-implement strategies to become a GREAT problem solver yourself!

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The Business Life podcast - Where success is a lifestyle, not a measurement.

Gus Lloyd, host of "Seize the Day" on the Catholic Channel on SiriusXM 129

What role does faith play in your business?

For me, my Christian (Catholic as you’ll hear in this episode!) faith helps me to serve others through my business in such a way that leads people to not only make their businesses better, but hopefully improves their lives too! In fact, without faith, I think it would be very hard to get through the ups and downs of the every day business life.

That’s where my guest comes into play: Gus Lloyd knows a thing or two about faith (and business!) Gus hosts Seize the Day, a radio show on the Catholic Channel on SiriusXM 129. I started listening to Seize the Day a couple of years ago and was so impressed with the way Gus connects with others and the manner in which he hosts his radio show. So, I thought to myself, “if I could learn how Gus is able to have such a positive impact on people, it could help me better serve my clients and the people I come into contact with each day.”

So, I’m extremely excited for you to listen to my interview with Gus! In this episode, he offers some great insights on how he’s reached the achievements that he has, and what happens when we incorporate faith and business together.  Take a listen and be sure to read more about Gus’ story below!

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About Gus Lloyd

Gus was raised in the Catholic faith, attending Catholic grade school and then public high school. In his teen years, Gus fell away from the practice of his faith. After attending International Broadcasting School, Gus began a career in radio. He married his wife, Michelle, in 1980. Gus and Michelle are the parents of four children and have been blessed with two grandsons.

After five years in radio, Gus and his family moved to Florida. In 1984, after a near-drowning incident with their daughter, Gus and Michelle realized that they needed God in their lives. They began attending a non-denominational Bible church and grew in their love for the Lord. Soon after, they began to look into the Catholic Church. After much searching and study, both Gus and Michelle came to realize that the Catholic Church is the one true Church founded by Christ Jesus.

Gus became active in the Catholic Charismatic movement, and attended the Catholic School of Lay Evangelization, feeling a call to ministry. He produced an album of original Christian music. In 1992, he was asked to join the staff of WBVM, the Catholic radio station in Tampa, FL. He hosted a popular morning show there for nearly 13 years. In 2006, the Archdiocese of New York contacted Gus to host the morning show for The Catholic Channel, a new venture on Sirius Satellite Radio. He has been the host of Seize the Day since then. You can listen to Gus every weekday morning on Sirius XM 129.

For the past 20 years, Gus has been a popular speaker at conferences, retreats and parish missions. He speaks on apologetics, evangelization, men’s issues, marriage issues and being a Catholic in the world today. Along with his daily radio show, which can be heard weekday mornings on Sirius XM 129. Gus published his first book in 2010, A Minute in the Church, a collection of one-minute Catholic apologetics teachings. His second book, Magnetic Christianity: Using Your God-given Gifts to Build the Kingdom, was released in February 2012. In 2013, Gus released A Minute in the Church Volume II: One Minute Answers to Questions About the Catholic Faith, in September of 2015, A Minute in the Church: The Mass and A Minute in the Church: Life in Christ in January 2017. Over a million copies of the books in the A Minute in the Church series have been distributed around the world. He also writes his 60-Second Reflection, a daily meditation on the Scriptures. His Catholic Apologetics teachings are available on CD or for download at www.guslloyd.com, have been heard all around the world.

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • How Gus has gained loyal listeners of his show and connects with them in a genuine way.
  • The secret to sustaining energy in your business each day.
  • Discerning which direction to head in your business when it’s unclear.
  • What role faith can play inside your business.
  • Gus’ recommendations and advice for pursuing your goals and dreams in business.

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Frustration is a common feeling when it comes to business and goals. Have you ever been frustrated that you weren’t making any progress? I’m betting so. In today’s episode of The Business Life podcast, I talk about why we become frustrated and stop making progress, as well as some clear, actionable steps you can take to get back on track! Listen now!

During the episode, we’ll dive into how to arrange your goals and break them down so that you can remain focused. To help you out, you can download the same goal sheets and action plan sheet that my clients and I use to make goal achievement easier!

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A FEW TAKEAWAYS YOU’LL HEAR IN THIS EPISODE:

  • How looking too far in to the future may be keeping you from making progress in your business and towards your goals.
  • How you can clear you mind in order to better focus on the steps it takes to make progress.
  • How to break down your goals so that they are manageable.
  • An insider’s tip on not becoming distracted by other people’s success or activities.

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The Business Life podcast - Where success is a lifestyle, not a measurement.

There are people in life who we love being around and that make us feel special and inspired: my guest on The Business Life podcast today is one of them. Ralph Diaz, owner of The Winged Lion in Manhattan, KS has a way of connecting with others and making them feel inspired, both inside his lifestyle store and outside of business. Could that be one of his secrets behind building two successful businesses? I think so! Check out my interview with Ralph here where I talk with him about leading an inspired lifestyle by inspiring others around you. You can also learn more about Ralph’s story and feast your eyes on his beautiful store, The Winged Lion, in the photos below to pick up some inspiration for your lifestyle and surroundings!

Ralph Diaz, Owner of The Winged Lion

Ralph Diaz, Owner of The Winged Lion in Manhattan, KSYou ask where does the creativness come from? A graduate of Kansas State Univeristy with a degree in Clothing & Textiles|Design. A hairdresser and a member of the professional beauty industry for 37 years, and the recent past founder/owner of a salon for 14 years. I have personally had a love for art and design my whole life. If it was a creative outlet, I’ve had my hands in it at some point. I’m your typical creative mind that never stops learning and is always reinventing the wheel.

The inspiration for The Winged Lion came to me during a visit to New York City while on a study trip for my college department in 1987. Everything about this retail store had me in awe from the moment I walked in. My first impression was: Clean, Bright, Modern, Colorful, Intriging and Unique. Everything from customer service, store displays, layout, and the company’s concept on merchandising was impressive. But to be honest, what inspired me most was the presentation they made in wrapping what I had purchased. So much so, that I saved the whole package, and it sits in my office as a reminder to the beauty and uniqueness of a store’s branding. Everything has purpose within a space, and I believe a brand has to leave a mark on the soul of anyone who walks through its door. This is truly just the beginning of a journey and vision that started so long ago in the Big Apple.

The Winged Lion

Take a look at some photos of The Winged Lion, owned by Ralph Diaz! For more photos and a look at what The Winged Lion has to offer, get on their website WingedLionInspiredHome.com

A few takeaways you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Some ideas on how to inspire others inside your business.
  • What you can do outside of your business to lead a more inspired lifestyle yourself.
  • What you have to understand first before you can genuinely start inspiring others.
  • Ralph’s #1 secret to succeeding when starting something new.

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The Business Life podcast - Where success is a lifestyle, not a measurement.

Welcome to my podcast, The Business Life! This has been a several month long journey to get this podcast up and running, but I couldn’t be more excited.  For my very first episode, I talk about my background, why I started this podcast and what The Business Life podcast is all about.  Take a listen!

For me, business is personal. I grew up working in a family business that was all about serving others well. Then, after graduating college, I started my first company and learned how to personally take care of people’s needs, as well as how to become the type of person that is capable of achieving success. What I found is that success is not necessarily a measurement, it’s a lifestyle. As a business coach, I now have the opportunity to work with individuals on developing the habits, strategies and skills that it takes to be successful: inside and outside of business.

That’s where “The Business Life” Podcast comes into play. I’m taking a look inside the lifestyles, routines, strategies and systems that contribute to living successfully, no matter what your chosen calling happens to be. I’ll do this by interviewing successful business owners and individuals who are leading the field, and offering my own experiences and expertise on creating the impactful lifestyle you desire.

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