Greg McCluskey: How To Use Influence Over Power And Be Your Better Self

  • A leader makes sacrifices to better the team; leaders share and leaders follow
  • Many people don’t think paid coaches are necessary after high school and college, but coaches and teachers are the backbone of society. Without teaching, coaching, and mentor-ship there is no transfer of new leaders
  • All of the great leaders have a sense of humility about them.
  • Leaders are excellent at listening; they hear everything and make decisions based on that.
  • Leaders are also givers. Some of the greatest leaders were huge givers.
    • As a giver, be careful to not be taken advantage of.
  • Money is a byproduct of being a great leader; the priority is always helping people.
  • Listening is hearing what people are really saying.
    • If you’re not listening with all the senses you’re going to miss things.
    • Great leaders can listen and know what people really want regardless of the words they are using.
  • Doing the wrong thing and getting a good result is not a good thing.
    • Understand the difference between good and great.
  • A leader is leading and looking or opportunities to lead in all areas of his or her life.
    • A championship level leader knows what needs to be done and does it.
  • Leaders use power and authority, or they use influence.
    • Influence means you influence others because of who you are, not because of the title you have.
    • The really great leaders use influence over power.
  • It is very weak when a coach blames the student.

Important Quotes:

“Nothing is by chance. It’s all calculated.”

“Leaders breed leaders, and winners come from winning.”

“Humility is power.”

“Balance is critical.”

“Don’t mistake good for great.”

“Always be your better self.”

More On Greg McCluskey:

Greg McCluckey is a professional real estate investor with over 21 years of experience. At a young age, his father instilled withing him the importance of family, education, and entrepreneurship.

He started his real estate training after graduating college where he worked for Franklin Covey for 3 years. With limited experience, he purchased three properties in a span of 30 days each returning a hefty profit of $88,000, $76,000, and $74,000. This allowed him to quit his job and go on to build several successful businesses such as: a construction company, mortgage brokerage, real estate consulting company, development company and dealt with multiple investments in numerous real estate properties and construction projects.

In 2004, Greg was able to flip a total of 104 homes in the Salt Lake area. His success allowed him to expand his business to Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, and Massachusetts. His business was involved with over $175 million in real estate. This allowed him to spend quality time with his children where they traveled often together.

In 2008, Greg was hit hard by the real estate meltdown. He lost everything; except the people whom he cared for the most: his children. Their unconditional love and support inspired Greg to use his knowledge and expertise to bounce back and rise above his struggles despite having no money or credit.

Greg just exited a project in 2018 controlling over 1,000,000 sq. ft. of residential and commercial real estate in and around Dayton, OH; in addition to 57 properties flipped in the Columbus, OH market.

Greg has built a new business, Breakaway Training LLC, where he provides an affordable solution for people interested in learning and mastering valuable skills in real estate without breaking the bank to get an education.


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