Be Willing to Sacrifice Who You Are For Who You Will Become!!

In 2006, I was working for Mosaic as a Chemical Analyst doing rotating shift work in a dirty, dusty laboratory testing phosphate products. I was a college dropout who had studied Chemistry in college and had attained just enough credits and laboratory experience in school to get the position which paid well and offered good benefits. I had a lot of overtime and was making 45K to 50K per year as a young single person in my young twenties.

I started the position in August 2000 and was content for 3-4 years but found myself growing continually dissatisfied with my position in life. I decided to make a change in 2005 and took advantage of the company’s tuition reimbursement program and went back to college at the University of South Florida where I now was majoring in Finance. I attended evening classes while maintaining a full time job at Mosaic working 45-55 hours per week on average. At the same time, I studied for and obtained a Mortgage Broker License with the idea of selling Mortgages after college which was the plan.  

In June 2006, Mosaic announced a layoff, the 4th major layoff I had seen in the business since 2000. I decided it was time to go. I volunteered my job to the HR department to save another person’s job as my job was not being terminated. After some convincing that I was serious, they accepted my offer and I left Mosaic. For the next year I concentrated on finishing USF and graduated in 2007 with a 4.0 GPA and then obtained my license in Real Estate.  

In 2007, I became a Realtor with Coldwell Banker with no experience and no industry contacts. I honestly believed that I would fail miserably but was motivated at that time to be independent of any employer and to have a job where I set the hours. My backup plan was to ride my bike around the Country and write my novel in the event I did fail but that path never materialized.

I committed to my new path. I had sacrificed who I was completely for what I was to become. I was to become a Wall Street Journal List Top 100 Agent, a Top 10 Coldwell Banker Agent Nationally and one of the foreclosure industry’s best known Realtors for selling homes. For ten years, I earned ten times what I was making at Mosaic and even recall a call with my Father when I told him of my move. He questioned my decision to leave a job making what I was with benefits, for a job with 0 guaranteed income in an industry that I have no knowledge of.   The success in Real Estate led to Radio and led to TBBO and continues to develop.

As you reflect back on 2016 and ahead to 2017, what opportunities lie ahead for you and what are you willing to sacrifice for what you can become!! Consider me and TBBO a key resource for you in 2017.  To all I wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!



Master Your Success Through Masterminds Featuring Valerie Lipstein!

1+1 = 3, that is the idea behind synergy. Synergy takes the individual pieces and when combined produces an output that is greater than the sum of its parts. While synergy takes many forms in business, one notable way to utilize synergy is by Mastermind groups. Our guest in this segment was Valerie Lipstein, Co-Founder of Couples & Business and returning guest to the program. Alongside her husband Michael, they work to coach couples on how to work together in business by sharing the techniques they have used to remain a successful entrepreneurial couple as well.

Each year, Valerie leads a Mastermind on the principles of Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich. This book, a classic summation of the traits of some of the world’s best entrepreneurs, is truly a must read for anyone in business. Written in 1937, Napoleon Hill provides 13 principles / steps that one must be cognizant of to maximize their potential. These principles are: desire, faith, autosuggestion, specialized knowledge, imagination, organized planning, decision, persistence, mastermind, sex transmutation, the subconscious mind, the brain and the 6th sense.

This book stemmed from the 1925 book, The Law of Success which was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie. This book may never have come to be if it were not for the quick decision making of Napoleon Hill, a story that Jamie shares in this segment and a component of many successful entrepreneurs according to the findings of Napoleon Hill.

Valerie for the past 5 years has led her annual Mastermind that is a 6 week program and shares with the audience some of the successes of the participants in this segment and also touches on how you, the listener can get involved. Visit for more on the Mastermind and be sure to read Think and Grow Rich as well as The Law of Success, many great lessons lie within!

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What You Need To Know About Buying/Selling Businesses in Florida Featuring Sally Null!

Jamie Meloni is a licensed Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker and has sold over 1500 homes in the past 10 years. Specializing in foreclosure sales, he has been featured on the Wall Street Journal List of Top 100 Agents in the Country several times and last year placed #4 nationally with Coldwell Banker for homes sold. Jamie can help you buying or selling your home in the Tampa Bay area too, reach out to him at or phone at 813-760-8516!

Our guest in the 8am segment was Business Broker, Sally Null. Sally is with Transworld Business Advisors and talks on this segment about the Tampa Bay market for business sales as well as some of the benefits of using a business broker. We learn in this segment that the website for finding listings for Florida businesses is found here and Sally explains how confidentiality is kept not only by her and the brokerage during your sale, but also on the MLS by only displaying general information and not naming the actual business for sale, location or number. Sally also elaborates on how she and brokers value businesses and tips for business owners to get their business ready for sale.

Sally wants to be your single source to buy or sell a Business in Tampa Bay Florida, and at her site, you can search over 3,000 business for Sale listings in Florida. There are over 100 businesses for sale in Tampa Bay that you can buy for less than $50k down and over 100 Tampa Bay Florida restaurants for sale listings. There are many automotive businessesproperty management businessesmedical businesseshair salons and day spa businesses, and lawn/landscape businesses plus many other types of businesses for sale in the Tampa Bay Area. If you are you interested in a franchise start-up, there are over 400 different franchises that she can discuss with you. In addition, you can search for franchise re-sales.

Her site also offers you tax planning tips as a buyer or seller of a business, the ability to receive the latest business for sale listing alerts via e-mail, and the ability to get a free sold business / valuation report of what Florida businesses have recently sold for by business type. Use this information to determine if now is a good time to buy or sell your business. Gain insight on the different approaches to business valuation. Learn about SBA 7a loans and financing goodwill. Find Florida businesses for sale that already have SBA financing in place. If you are moving to Florida from outside the United States you can locate businesses that qualify for E-2 and L-1 Visa’s. Learn how you can use your 401k or IRA to buy a business or franchise without tax penalties.

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PopKorn Apps Can Make it “Appen” Featuring Brian Kornfeld!

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Opening up the program today was Regular Contributor Brian Kornfeld, Owner of PopKorn Apps.  Brian saw an opportunity in app design to shave tens of thousands of dollars off of the cost of app development and took the entrepreneurial dive with PopKorn Apps.  Brian has produced many apps and can get that idea to the marketplace for you.  He spends the hour with us and shares some incredible information on how to monetize apps and also talks about some of the differences in mobile operating systems and how they relate to apps.  He shares with us also the story of his entrepreneurial journey which began when he had an idea for app that he wanted to produce.  While trying to outsource it, he was amazed at the incredible costs associated with the app production and worked to find a solution.  That app was RhiKnow and he successfully built and launched that app on his own.  The RhiKnow app, which is available on iOS and Android operating systems worked as a social network but with the ability to look for feedback and recommendations on different outings from people within your own sphere of influence.  The idea was to get feedback from people you knew and trusted versus online networks that have feedback from many unknown sources.  Brian advises if you have that idea, don’t wait.  Get in touch with him today for a free discussion over a cup of coffee.  Find him online at or phone at 727-415-6705.  Catch the full show on video here on our YouTube Channel and please subscribe to help support positive programming!

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