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The Messy Empire

46 EpisodesProduced by Caryn PrallWebsite

Caryn Prall lifts the curtains and gives you a true view of an empire in the making. Caryn and her business partner Pete Economos have been diligently building one of the fastest growing Real Estate companies in America for years now. Caryn shares it all with an astonishing amount of honesty and vul… read more

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46. Panel of New Empire Builders (Part 2) with Melissa Walsh, Wendy Pusczan & Ricardo Miranda

March 30th, 2020

44:08

With just a hand full of years in the business each, these top producers are in the thick of building their empire.

They have made lots of mistakes …

45. What do we say to our clients? W/ Cindy Windeler

March 23rd, 2020

33:35

Knowing what to say is always hard.

Talking to your clients is always important.

It's just MORE important during times of uncertainty!

44. Panel of New Empire Builders (Part 1) with Melissa Walsh, Wendy Pusczan & Ricardo Miranda

March 16th, 2020

42:24

With just a hand full of years in the business each, these top producers are in the thick of building their empire.

They have made lots of mistakes …

43. Reverse Interview with Kristen Jungles

March 9th, 2020

38:24

This time  we switched things up and let Kristen Jungles interview us. If you want a chance to do this yourself, join us on Facebook.

42. Should You Be Marketing or Prospecting?

March 2nd, 2020

33:02

***Apologies for the audio quality this week, we did not record on our normal set up**** 

According to SHIFT, you should be Prospecting based and …

41. The Lab Coat Agent, Nick Baldwin

February 24th, 2020

48:56

Caryn Prall and Nick Baldwin have teamed up to record a crossover episode of Lab Coat Agents & The Messy Empire. Check out Nick's podcast at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lab-coat-agents-podcast/id1444227880

40. It's All About The Ask

February 17th, 2020

31:25

We often know the answer to a question before we even think about asking it. So here’s the question: if you know that a friend is going to say no to an invitation, do you still ask them? In this episode we’ll personally …

39. Starting From Zero in Real Estate

February 10th, 2020

32:57

Getting started is hard. But it would be a lot easier if you knew everything that Caryn knows about the business when you were just getting started. …

38. Multitasking & Finding Capacity Talent (Inside the mind of Caryn Prall)

February 3rd, 2020

45:18

Growing an empire is tough work. You almost never have the luxury of being able to focus on only one thing at a time, so how do you come to embrace …

37. Building An Empire from Scratch w/ Pete Economos

January 27th, 2020

39:42

What do you do when you're building an empire from scratch? Who do you have join the team and how do you cast a vision when you're just getting started? These are all questions Pete Economos had to find answers to when …

36. Be Learning Based w/ Amy Kite

January 20th, 2020

1:04:50

Amy Kite is an extremely successful mega agent here in the midwest, and Real Estate isn't even her only business. What's her secret. Well in this …

35. Ask Better Questions

January 13th, 2020

49:44

Tired of buyers who don't know what they want? Annoyed by a seller's unrealistic expectations? Feel like you're surrounded by yes men? 

Well, the …

34. Failing Forward with Karina Loken

January 6th, 2020

1:03:48

Karina Loken is the founder of the top-selling team in Keller William in terms of units, The Loken Group. Having been in real estate since 2008, she'll be the first to tell you, there have been setbacks. In our …

33. William Piotrowski's 10 Tip's for Lasting Success (Part 2)

December 30th, 2019

25:51

PART 2:     Today we meet William Piotrowski and hear his 10 Tips for Lasting Success in real estate.  William is a wealth of knowledge and has been very passionate about improving the lives of the Realtors he works …

32. William Piotrowski's 10 Tip's for Lasting Success (Part 1)

December 23rd, 2019

32:53

Today we meet William Piotrowski and hear his 10 Tips for Lasting Success in real estate.  William is a wealth of knowledge and has been very passionate about improving the lives of the Realtors he works with for more …

31. Time Blocking and Discipline with Carie Holzl

December 16th, 2019

46:01

Time Blocking has practically become a buzzword of its own over the past few years. It's so hard to keep track of all of the latest productivity hacks, especially when you're not sure which of these hacks actually …

30. Working With Millennials

December 9th, 2019

41:51

Millennials now make up the largest generation in the workforce, that's becoming an increasing annoyance for older generations.

So what can you do to …

29. Dress to Impress [yourself]

December 2nd, 2019

30:56

Dressing well seems to matter less each year. But that doesn't mean you don't have to look presentable, it just means that you're no longer held to someone else's standards. 

One question that can arise from that is, …

28. How Anticipating Needs Can Increase Your Customer Loyalty

November 25th, 2019

35:26

We all know what a bad experience feels like, what's more forgettable is an average experience. Caryn walks through several examples in which service can be upgraded from average to amazing, just by taking time to …

27. Brian Gubernick on Building an Expansive Empire

November 18th, 2019

1:07:08

We are joined this week by another phenomenal Brian Gubernick. Brian operates a mega team with some of the heaviest hitters in KW and their expansion …

26. Life Lessons From Serial Entreprenuer Tyler Lewke

November 11th, 2019

52:51

Tyler Lewke has launched and maintained several successful businesses in his career. In this episode, he'll share all the wisdom he picked up along …

25. Seven Streams of Income with Lori Ballen Part 2

November 4th, 2019

40:26

Lori Ballen joins us again today to talk about the tactics and tools you can start using today to build more streams of income. As with anything, …

24. Seven Streams of Income with Lori Ballen Part 1

October 28th, 2019

48:06

Part 1 of 2. 

Lori Ballen joins us today to talk about the tactics and tools you can start using today to build more streams of income. As with …

23. The Fundamentals Never Change featuring Pat Schmidt

October 21st, 2019

24:56

In this episode, we are treated to a lesson from one of the greats of our industries. Pat Schmidt, an active realtor for the past 43 years, shows us …

22. Endlines: When You Want Them & When You Don't.

October 14th, 2019

32:10

Endlines are the absolute end of a chain of events. Often times you may want to keep your Endline short, so you don't create more problems for your …

21. Open Your Eyes to More Opportunity

October 7th, 2019

42:16

It's safe to say that Caryn is on a mission, a mission to impact as many lives as possible in a positive way  So it comes as no surprise that Caryn extends a challenge to just about everyone she meets, the challenge is …

20. Joel Prall of Ishki Hemp (The Middle of the Mess)

September 30th, 2019

46:17

The whole premise of our show is that you should forgo "readiness" for the sake of action. Our guest today, Joel Prall of Ishki Hemp embodies that to …

19. Are You Really Ready For The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

September 23rd, 2019

37:34

One of the things that Caryn says is crucial to success is flexibility. The ability to adapt to new business landscapes. But how can we be ready for …

18. Laughing at Your Flaws and Igniting Curiousity

September 16th, 2019

26:15

Being able to laugh at your flaws and your quirks is one of the easiest ways to take yourself less seriously. Amazing things happen when you take yourself less seriously, your brain opens up and you allow yourself to be …

17. Never Burn a Bridge

September 9th, 2019

58:55

"Never Burn a Bridge" is practically a cliche at this point but as it turns out most people don't actually know what a burnt bridge looks like. As a matter of fact most of what we consider to be 'Burnt Bridges' are …

16. Level Up Your Relationships with Clear Expectations

September 2nd, 2019

50:37

Future pacing is a popular term in sales that helps a prospect see why working with you is a good path to follow. But setting expectations is a skill …

15. From Great Salesperson To Great Leader

August 26th, 2019

54:04

As our industry continues to sprout a new leader every day, we've noticed that not everyone feels prepared to tackle their new title. In this episode we dive deep into what makes a great leader so great & why a …

14. Doubling Down On Your Strengths

August 19th, 2019

41:43

Conventional wisdom often suggests that we should work on our weaknesses and hopefully become "well rounded" but "well rounded" is useless if you …

13. How being authentically "You" can help build a life worth living with Katie Fish

August 11th, 2019

46:01

Katie Fish is a top producing agent in the tri-cities of northern Illinois, best known for her shining personality and affinity for the number 108. If there's anyone that can teach us about authenticity and owning who …

12. Are you a Predator acting like Prey?

August 5th, 2019

31:20

In the animal kingdom there are predators and there are prey, the same is true in business. The only difference is that in business every single person thinks they're the predator and that's simply not true. This …

11. Mastering Intimidation

July 29th, 2019

34:14

Do you ever find yourself intimidated by certain other individuals? It's a common feeling but as we explore in this episode, it's also extremely avoidable. Especially once you begin to understand intimidation as …

10. Seize Opportunity with Pete Economos

July 22nd, 2019

1:10:20

Today we get to spend some time with Pete Economos. Together Caryn & Pete runs 5 Market Centers, a Business Center and the two show zero signs of slowing down anytime soon. Here's the thing though, opportunities …

9. Self-Worth: The Silent Sabotage

July 14th, 2019

23:54

It's our opinion here at The Messy Empire that achieving your true potential starts with a strong sense of Self-Worth. We also recognize that it is …

8. Eight Quotes to Help You Succeed

July 7th, 2019

33:50

We're trying something a touch different today. Caryn fires off her 8 favorite quotes and explains how you should use them as affirmations to help …

7. Do you take enough "At Bats" to reach your goals?

June 30th, 2019

51:05

Today we're going to talk about Hank Aaron and Melanie Griffin. Well at least in a round about way. Caryn makes a compelling case that perhaps the answer to your problems lies in simply getting more chances or as Caryn …

6. Explosive Growth and How to Choose The Right Empire to Build.

June 26th, 2019

40:20

With Real Trends reporting that Caryn & Pete's company has grown nearly 700% of the last few years it's easy to see they're doing something right. In this case they're doing a lot of somethings right. Caryn breaks …

5. Leadership vs Management: Why You Need to Manage Less and Lead More.

June 23rd, 2019

36:54

Today Caryn and special co-host Cindy Windeler give us a lesson in leadership that has implications far outside of just our business lives. What separates good teams from great teams? 9 times out of 10 it's the leader …

4. Sister Sister with Cindy Windeler

June 21st, 2019

44:23

Have you ever worked with a sibling? What about a sister and your mother at the same time? Today Caryn and her Sister share their long lineage of …

3. Is the MLS Going Extinct? and other loaded questions.

June 18th, 2019

25:50

The future is happening all around us, data is more valuable than it has ever been before but not everyone has gotten the memo. On today's episode …

2. Focusing Inwardly to Handle Cutthroat Competition

June 17th, 2019

1:10:40

Caryn walks us through her mindset on competitors increasing their aggression and coming after your business. Hint: it's all about focusing on what you do well and doubling down on those things. This episode can help …

1. Introducing The Messy Empire with Caryn Prall

June 13th, 2019

26:09

We are so happy to be bringing you The Messy Empire for the first time ever. This show is for anyone who wants more out of life and can't seem to figure out how other people make success look so easy. It's not easy at …

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