Ep 34: Taking Advantage of Different Opportunities as they Arise with Greg Dickerson
Updated: Feb 26, 2020
Whatever type of business you are in, success is not a one-stop-shop. Building a company and longevity takes patience and commitment, two things that Greg Dickerson has in spades! He joins us today on the podcast to share his story in business and real estate and how he leveraged his work in repairs and restaurants into a million-dollar business. Greg explains just how much time you have to put into becoming the best and why this is different from just being great. He makes some important points about leadership and the skills that are needed to excel in these positions.
We get a great timeline of Greg's life's work and he charts his course and learning experiences in a way that is both motivating and impressive! Greg talks about clever hiring practices and why it is always best to fill in spaces where you might not personally excel to create a more well-rounded team. He also makes a strong argument for the use of personal development literature in a world where you always need to be learning. So for some great motivation and ways to keep your eyes on a moving target, join us for this conversation with Greg Dickerson!
Key Points From This Episode:
Greg's background, work experiences, and his current real estate role and aspirations.
The process of trying different lanes of business and real estate classes.
A timeline of Greg's progress in the business world; patience, determination and work ethic.
How Greg broke into the remodeling business from his time as a handyman.
Filling personal weaknesses, building a strong team, hiring smartly and inspiring great results.
Hiring for attitude rather than skills — you can teach skills, you can't train attitude!
Good to great; gaining a competitive advantage over others in a space.
Personal development and business books that have shaped Greg's practices.
Finding the media that inspires and connects with your personality and mission.
Sincerely following your goals and finding synergy with your team towards success.
The plan and evolution as targets get closer; keeping the little things in perspective.
What you can expect from part two of this conversation!
“I like to stay busy, I like to do different things.” — @AGregDickerson [0:02:54]
“By default, I was taught how to lead, delegate, motivate, how to multitask across a number of units in different regions.” — @AGregDickerson [0:04:18]
“I like a challenge, I like to take advantage of opportunities when they arise.” — @AGregDickerson [0:05:35]
“I've worked seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, literally sometimes, to get where I am.” — @AGregDickerson [0:07:29]
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Greg Dickerson — https://www.dickersoninternational.com/
Greg Dickerson on Twitter — https://twitter.com/agregdickerson
Greg Dickerson on LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/agregdickerson
Tony Robbins — https://www.tonyrobbins.com/
Zig Ziglar — https://www.ziglar.com/
Jim Rohn — https://www.jimrohn.com/
Robert Kiyosaki — https://www.richdad.com/
Ken Blanchard — https://www.kenblanchard.com/
Rich Dad Poor Dad — https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1543626610
Think and Grow Rich — https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-ebook/dp/B001NGN2D2
The Power of Positive Thinking — https://www.amazon.com/Power-Positive-Thinking-Norman-Vincent/dp/0743234804
The One Minute Manager — https://www.amazon.com/Minute-Manager-Kenneth-Blanchard-Ph-D/dp/074350917X
High Output Management — https://www.amazon.com/High-Output-Management-Andrew-Grove/dp/0679762884
The Joe Rogan Experience — http://podcasts.joerogan.net/
The $100 MBA Show — https://100mba.net/show/
Harvard Business Review — https://hbr.org/podcasts
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