What I learned from Shaun…

You showed me how to use humor and intelligence in business. You and my mother always make/made anyone you’re talking to feel like the most important person in the room.

Don’t be mad at the person who liked your house enough to make an offer; be mad at all of the people who looked at it and didn’t like it.

Idiots and experts get paid the same. The problem is that you don’t know which you hired until it’s too late.

Always make a decision as if you have $1 Million in the bank.

No matter how others treat you, be nice.

Just when I think I’ve mastered something, you give me another big Aha moment!

Stop watering the weeds.

Win with your own vocabulary.

I learned integrity, class and ethics from you.

When you love something enough, follow your passion and you will love the journey as well as the destination.

Fly above the s#@t line!

How can I make this better?
People come first!
So many things you taught me got me through a really rough patch in my life. Thank you!


Meet people where they are, not where you are going or where you want them to be.

Figuring out who and what gives me energy and takes it away!
Doing what we love leads to careers we love! Your math model really made this click for me!


Get out of judgment and into curiosity!

You were the catalyst in the mental mindset shift that changed the trajectory of my business!

See clearly. Act boldly. Walk humbly.

Any relationship where one or more parties want/need to be rescued will never last.

Once you told your Assistant to make a Missing Person’s Report for a husband. She cringed. I went home and did it. I recognized him when he walked into my life and have been happily married for 7 years. You said it was the most important hire you can make. I agree!

Neil’s Rule! Stop going for “Yes” and “Go for No!”

Shaun, you made a difference in mine and Pete’s career. You painted a picture that I could always relate to and helped me to bring it home with our clients. Your perspective was real and a true gift. Thank you!

You taught me to talk through the fear I had around setting a personal goal and told me to treat myself like I would my child.

Compassionate Leadership. Your ability to care deeply while holding the line on standards. And, my personal favorite “Don’t over think it.” And even better, “Find Alfred.”

Your teaching us about listening to the creepy, Amityville Horror voices telling us to “Get Out!” I knew your humor would be the launching pad for me to always learn from you.

You taught me that how I handle mistakes can be the biggest opportunity in my business.

You helped me discover my current career path as a Transformational Coach. You changed my life. I also learned many life lessons from the way you live your life. Staying true to who you are and what you believe, despite what anyone else says, was an amazing lesson I learned from watching you do life!

The answer is always, “Yes!” (Even if it’s, “Yes, when pigs fly!”)

The best answer is always a “who,” not a “what.”

Your math chart for life! I removed 2 major division signs and my business more than doubled!

“Potential sucks!”

I’ll never forget the moment, where I was when you said that to me and how it felt like I got punched in the gut with the cold hard facts by someone who cared. You have an uncanny knack of telling people the truths they don’t want to hear, yet they don’t want you to quit speaking the wisdom.


The “Wow Factor” changed my boundaries and my business!

What matters more than what you say is how you make them FEEL.

My time in your organization was life changing. I’ve never grown more, personally or professionally.

The person who asks the most questions controls the conversation.

Unfortunately, Mr. Seller, if you are the highest bidder on your own home, you get to keep it.

You taught me the difference between earned income and passive income.

“Everyone has a story.” And, “It’s not a problem until it’s a problem.”

You helped to teach me that my life is important and has meaning. It helped to change the way I think and because of that, I turned my business and my life around. I am forever grateful to you.

There are lies, damn lies and there are statistics.

What I learned had more to do with energy and optimism in both business and life. Whenever I am focusing on improving myself and my business, I model it on people like you that always seem to have the most positive, can do, brightest outlook on everything.

Your math quadrant. And you taught me a great trick about how to know if I can trust my gut.

Stop getting ready to get ready. Fail fast and fix it.

Speed up for squirrels! And Fat, Dumb or Ugly?!

You taught me how to completely change the relationship I have with my investors, and I will be eternally grateful.

Whatever you are going through, in 5 years you will talk about it in 30 seconds or less.

“You are not successful not because of yourself, but in-spite of yourself” and “The only real obligation one has in this life is to be true to yourself.”

I wish I could recall the exact words though I was in an emotional tizzy at the moment. Essentially you shared that no one could affect the way I feel about myself. I mostly recall how validating you were for my experience and how encouraging you were for me to move beyond that moment.

During one of the most difficult times in the market and my career you were in the trenches with us helping us understand the facts and numbers. Helping us see through the panic. You taught me how to succeed in any market.

Wherever you are, be there.

“Hope is not a strategy.” You totally helped me to be a better Mom, a better friend and a better realtor! 
“The most important things in life are not required.”


I will never forget a class you taught in which you shared about the power in how we make others feel. I shared a story about having one of my daughters on my team and I remember breaking down in front of the class. It was a challenging time in the life of our family. BUT, you made me feel like it would all be OK and by the grace of God- it is. Thank you for that “love” you showed me as I allowed myself to be brave and vulnerable.

Thanks to YOU, we live our lives with more peace and admiration for the present. “I am only attached to the best possible outcome, even though I may not know yet what that is”. THIS is spoken in our house all the time and our constant reminder that no matter what life throws at us, we will always end up on top and for the better.

#1 Be a kind and decent human. #2 Seek from a place of curiosity and not judgement #3 You always believed in me, that’s just GOLD #4 Surround yourself with people who lift you up #5 LOVE!

One of the many gems I repeat often and especially to my girls is, “You are a reflection of the friends you keep and the books you read.” I have found this to be 100% accurate.