Monthly Archives: August 2020

Mindset Importance

A few years back, I wrote a LIFEies on a book by Carol S. Dweck called Mindset on how important having a growth mindset is for living a Fantastic Life.   Carol and Patricia Chen have completed some additional research (here is a link to the published paper), and it turns out having a strategic mindset is critical to hitting your goals. … Read more →

Why Velocity?

Almost every single day for the last 40+ years I have pushed myself to keep everything moving.  I have spent a lifetime on velocity.  I have created presentations on it.  It is one of our “This is Coppola Cheney” non-negotiable tenets and I have come to love moving my life at a faster pace than most are accustomed to. What does… Read more →

Team Members to Focus On

I’ve run the vaunted Marathon des Sables.  I’ve run the Western States 100.  I’ve been a top producer at Lee & Associates for 25 years.  What is tougher than any of these?  Building a world-class team. For the last three decades, I have been building teams.  My personal team, The Coppola-Cheney Group, and companies that I have invested in through Habanero… Read more →

Network Success

I have +-5,000 LinkedIn connections. We have an extensive +-12,000 contacts in our database at Coppola-Cheney.  LIFEies goes to over 25,000 people weekly.  My Commercial Real Estate Narrative goes to over 35,000 weekly.  Why am I sharing all this? The number one predictor of career success is working with a large open network. While the article below was written years ago,… Read more →