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EP426: Unique Perspective (on Business, Life, Parenting, & Mindset) You Need to Hear Right Now from Successful Entrepreneurs that Alex Masterminds with Every Week

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Armando Cruz & Juan Carlos Bernal are on this week’s Master Class to share their thoughts around mindset, adapting to changes, and facing the unknown. Armando is a physical therapist and runs his own clinic in Miami and Juan Carlos is an executive coach that helps businesses optimize their business processes. Although they’re not in the real estate industry, their advice and wisdom have lifted Alex out of so many challenges throughout his career and he knows whatever obstacle you’re facing right now, these two men can help you through it.


Key Takeaways:

  • Armando & Juan Carlos are not in the real estate industry but are successful entrepreneurs in their own right.
  • Who is Armando? He runs a fitness and physical therapy studio in Miami.
  • Who is Juan Carlos? He is an executive coach that helps with business processes and marketing.
  • When you have uncertainty, stress goes up and confidence goes down, and with that, taking action also goes down.
  • This is life! Don’t wait for it to go back to the same way. It will never be the same. This is a new reality.
  • Don’t wait for ‘the right time.’ Do it now. What are you looking for now?
  • This is a great time to hit the reset button and be productive!
  • Business owners are confused. They are spinning the wheels because they’re not 100% sure what direction to go in.
  • What’s good about this situation and where’s the opportunity?
  • Are you bored?
  • Armando has three children he has to homeschool and he’s also trying to figure out what to do within his own business. He’s packed.
  • Armando shares how he has been able to pivot his business during this time.
  • There are seven healths in this world: Emotional, Spiritual, Physical, Relationship, Financial, Environmental, and Adventure health.
  • How do you measure where you are in each of these aspects of health?
  • Be careful not to instill fear in your kids.
  • There is so much uncertainty that Juan Carlos has opened up his services for free to help people in need.
  • Don’t let your fears get out of control.
  • People are very concerned about finances. What can they do?
  • Change your ‘I can’t’ phrase to ‘I don’t want to’ and see how you feel about that statement after.
  • How can you serve your clients today? Be in touch with their needs. They’re different today than they were before the pandemic.
  • Focus on things no one can take away from you, like your family. Then focus on the things that can be taken away and find solutions to it.
  • Be willing to sacrifice and take a few steps back to get yourself financially healthy.
  • Something Juan Carlos can always count on is God.
  • You have a platform! Get out and share your story.
  • Doors open up when you have the right intentions. Giving back makes a world of difference in your mental state.
  • You can’t pour from an empty cup. Put your oxygen mask on first.
  • How do you pursue sales differently during this time?
  • Armando shares an example of why it’s important to ask your audience and not ‘assume.’
  • Ask and then start serving in that capacity.
  • When things start getting back to “normal”, how do you balance what you ‘used to do’ vs. the changes you’ve made?
  • Final words of advice from Armando and Juan Carlos on the future and what to look forward to.
  • How do Armando and Juan Carlos help others?

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“One of the biggest lies we get as small businesses is 80% of what’s being taught is for big business and when people try to implement it, it doesn’t work. It doesn’t work because it was never meant for you.”

“When you have uncertainty, stress goes up and confidence goes down.”

“Everything you want in life, generally speaking, is going to be from a stranger.”

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