MIKE MORAWSKI, a 30+ year real estate investment veteran from Chicago, Illinois, will join us to discuss his career investments, his personal story of going to prison, and his book, "Exit Plan".
FROM HIS BIO:
"Michael “Mike” Morawski is a 30+ year real estate investment veteran. He has controlled over $285,000,000 in real estate transactions. Mike is an entrepreneur, author, real estate trainer, public speaker, and personal coach with a strong, personal resilience, and deep desire to help others live an extraordinary life. He has coached hundreds of real estate investors to fulfill their dreams. Michael began as a general contractor in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago with $5 mm in annual revenue. He sold his company and then took some time off to decide what to do next. Michael entered the real estate industry as a sales agent building a team of agents and support staff that produced over $20 mm per year in sales production. In 2005, Michael started a private equity firm, raising $18 mm in private equity and acquired $60 mm in multi-family apartments including 4,000 units in five different US markets. As part of the company’s growth, Mike built and developed a property management division that managed 7,500 units.
Mike has always believed that transparency and honesty are central to any successful business and personal life. As a result of the 2008 world economic crisis, Mike let his guard down and let his transparency slip. The impact that had on his company and its real estate holdings left him scrambling to protect the company and its investors.
Due to the market climate, he found himself in a defensive mode operating out of chaos and fear. In an attempt to protect his company’s investors, Mike had to make difficult business decisions. Some of those decisions were handled poorly. As a result of those poor decisions, the company imploded and Mike faced wire and mail fraud charges which lead to a 10-year federal prison sentence."
DELANDA McNAIR, an author from Raleigh, North Carolina, will join us to discuss her books, including "Father, Then the Eyes Can See" and "You Taught Me: Why You Should Want Welcome And Receive Your Second Chance".
FROM HER BIO:
"My parents gave me a lot growing up, all of which having great value and influence upon my life, but most importantly, they gave me them, and they gave me HIM. I have worked in some form of customer service most of my life. Positions ranged from, “food services, careers in the travel industry, driving/executing dealer trades for a Chevrolet dealer, and sales.”
No one could have made me think that one day, I would write and publish a book, yet here we are. Talk about “HIS ways not being our ways, and HIM knowing the plans HE has for us.” Umh. Well, this is book one of several titles to be come! These writings are truly "God given," with tiny particles of my everyday life intertwined. It is a conversation piece - be it a personal one, a one-on-one, or within a group. Lastly, if you are going to come along for the full journey, (beyond the preview read that is), please accept my apology for the delay of these writings. You see, as a Flight Attendant living in Miami FL when this story first came to me, it was a distant thought, and I didn't have time for writing.
Guess I was too busy filling my life with other things. But soon after, I learned that - for me - wrong priorities equaled lost and wasted time. In closing, thank you for opening your heart and mind, to these writings. Remember, at some point, we all need forgiveness, so learn and choose to give it!"
BARRY ADKINS, a father from Gilbert, Arizona, who tragically lost his son to alcohol poisoning, and then walked 1,400 with his ashes from Arizona to Montana, will join us to discuss his book on the topic, "Kevin's Last Walk: A Father's Final Journey With His Son".
FROM HIS BIO:
"Barry’s message is both a powerful inspiration and a warning about the consequences of even one night of binge drinking. In 2007, Barry set out on an epic 1400 mile journey, and walked from Arizona to Montana with his son’s ashes in his backpack. His presentation and powerful takeaways leaves audiences enthralled and asking for more, and appreciating every breath they take"
Fresh from the success of his book, "A Principal's Family Principles" (available for purchase at www.amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and www.outskirtspress.com), "Dr. Paul's Family Talk" focuses on the family, kids, parenting, schools, jokes, music, sports, issues of the day, and all issues that impact the family.