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All of these articles are about Mike Turner, the founder of Agent Entrepreneurs.

Finding Success in Uncomfortable Places

  One of my first jobs as a kid (like many) was mowing lawns. My Dad was a teacher at the local college and had extra time in the summers. One summer he took over a friend’s landscaping business.   This was more than just a side job; he had a bunch of equipment...

The Unintentional Entrepreneur

Do you ever wonder what makes you tick, what makes you… you? Lately, I have been reflecting a lot about why I am the way I am. I believe the root of our character can sometimes be traced back to impactful memories we have of our parents and other influential people of...

BUILDING MY TRIBE

How My Adventures in the South Pacific Taught Me the Importance of Building a Tribe  Growing up I was fascinated with the Indiana Jones movies.  Watched the movies countless times. I loved how “Indy” went on these wild and fascinating adventures all over the world...

In Morocco I Felt Like A Movie Star

  It’s true—I stood next to a mostly naked Matthew McConaughey. I also dined with Penelope Cruz. Before your imagination gets carried away, let me tell you how I came to spend months rubbing elbows with movie stars, and what I learned from that experience.  ...

My Deadliest Catch

    My Deadliest Catch Experience How fishing in Alaska influenced the person I am today   You might have seen that show on the Discovery Channel called Deadliest Catch. It takes place in the mass of water between Russia and western Alaska called the Bering...

I’ve Been Beaten

When Outworking Your Competition Doesn’t Lead to Outperforming Nobody likes to get beaten up. Even worse, getting beaten up and embarrassed in front of everyone you know.   It happened to me all the time in high school. Don’t worry—I wasn’t the victim. This was...

The Best Education Hack I Ever Learned

I recently told the story of How I Lost an Election, which had the side effect of me enrolling in night classes at my local community college while I was still in high school. It was during that year of taking both college and high school courses that I learned a...

I lost – it sucked

  It’s election season. Can’t seem to listen to the radio, search the Web, or watch TV without getting a heavy dose of campaign ads and news alerts. But the story I want to tell has nothing to do with the political craziness going on right now. It’s about how I...

How One Book Changed My Life

I remember wandering the aisles of a Barnes & Noble in San Diego. My wife and I were in town so she could attend a writers’ conference. Amanda, my wife, was anxious because she had written her first book and would be pitching it to prospective agents and trying to...

Get Rich By Hanging Out With Your Kids

Real estate can be all-consuming. It's easy to get trapped into working days, nights, and weekends, which pretty much takes the fun out of nights and weekends. I've been there. A few years ago I found myself completely burned out from working so hard to make my...

The Kindest Man I’ve Ever Known

Have you ever found yourself in awe of the level of kindness a person can have?  I recently spoke at a celebration of life ceremony for my grandfather who passed away. People who knew him often say how nice of a man he was. I wasn’t planning on saying anything during...

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