Claim Ownership


Subscribed: 0Played: 0


Dustin Underwood is a past client and now friend who has a story of overcoming seemingly impossible odds. Dustin grew up surrounded by alcohol and drugs in Bloomington. After being expelled from school, legal problems started to build with an eventual jail sentence before the age of 18. After 18 his drug and theft problems continued, eventually leading to more jail time between the ages of 19 and 21. Finally, a third felony sent him to prison. A year later, after scoring in the top 20% of the nation on the GED, he started getting his life together. The stress of life and a bad economy in 2007 sent him spiraling back into addiction, which sent him back to prison. Out of prison his problems continued.Until December 5th, 2011. A day that may have sent him to prison for 10 years. Until what he read in the Bible was a forecast to what happened next. This is part 1 of an amazing story. Magical Quotes"Okay, I was in and out. I do 30 days, and then I'd get out. And then I do 60 days, then I get out. Then they'd violate me because I was still using and I'd go to another 30 days, you know, so it was in and out, in and out, in and out. All at the same jail.""So I was in this alone. 100% alone, and really had to put my big boy pants on. Because now I'm in a situation where, obviously you're with convicted murderers.""So I hadn't been in any type of schooling or anything like that. And so I'm like, Oh, I'm gonna try for my GED while I'm here, too. Well, I didn't even study. And I passed in the top 20% of the nation."
Golden Retriever vs. Lab? At Helping Paws, They're Both Winners!In this episode, we are joined by Amanda, Brenda, and Lynn; 3 amazing individuals who work together at Helping Paws to uniquely create new opportunities to achieve their goal of  furthering their impact and getting more people involved  by growing their community on social media! Helping Paws is a non-profit organization located in Hopkins, Minnesota.  They are dedicated to the breeding, training and placement of assistance dogs for people who have physical disabilities and for Veterans and first responders who have PTSD.  They also provide facility dogs that are partnered with a facilitator working in a care giving, educational or courtroom setting.  Fun fact: Early experiences showed that for successful service dog training, we needed to start with PUPPIES to begin shaping behaviors early in each dog’s life! The first dog to complete such training and be placed was Alpha, a Golden Retriever who went on to serve his partner for many years.The human and animal bond is the foundation of Helping Paws, and they celebrate the mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between them each day! At any given time, they have 50-70 dogs in training. Talk about AMAZING!Connect with Helping Paws Facebook: @helpingpawsmn Instagram: @helpingpawsmn LinkedIn: Helping Paws, Inc. Twitter: @helpingpawsmn YouTube: HelpingPawsMNConnect with BrendaFacebook: Brenda HawleyInstagram: @bkhawleyLinkedIn: Brenda HawleyEmail: bhawley@helpingpaws.orgConnect with Amanda Kubousek  Facebook: Amanda KubousekInstagram: @akubousek LinkedIn: Amanda KubousekConnect with LynnFacebook: Lynn WalkerInstagram: @slwalker67Twitter: @sportsmominMNLinkedIn: Lynn Walker Donate to Helping Paws at Helping Paws
Launching, Bus Schedules, and Lobotomies with Jill MorrisonFinancial advisors advise us to always save up to 6 months’ worth of expenses. Jill decided to defy that advice and quit her job with just $1,300 to her name.  She launched her business that has been operating for over a year.In this episode, we’ll be seeking to learn more about Jill. It is amazing how whenyou think you know someone so well. There is always something about them thatyou always do not know. Jill shocked us by telling us she a special affiliation for Math. Jill will tell us about the Math contests she took part in and the sports she participates in, not to mention all the trophies that she got.Also, if you have wanted to quit the corporate world and have no idea where tostart, you might borrow a leaf or two from Jill.Listen in to this episode.
Sarah Huffman and Sara Schaber Fitterer go back...way back to Mr Randle's biology class in the 10th grade. They've been friends ever since. With that kind of history, expect great stories, including getting dumped at a Sarah Mclachlan concert, being roomies after college, their "anything for money" parties,  relationships, marriage....then a baby. A baby that was born at 25 weeks.  Sara shares the story of the day she gave birth to a preemie. The ambulance ride, the comedy troop, the bedpan, and Al Roker. At under two pounds, Jackson was the size of a ruler wearing diapers the size of a credit card. Sara shares the story of a world being thrown upside down. Hours in the newborn intensive care unit, the amazing nurses, and the emptiness of leaving every night without your baby. The bumps were frightening until the day Jackson was allowed to go home.Sara details Jackson's bravery and fight for life, and the stress as she and her husband experienced all of this for the first time. Keep up with past episodes of Life Behind the Highlight Reel: Quotes"This is my son. Screw all of you. He is going to make it""We're not going to shy away from doing things. We will do it and make it work. And if people stare at him, I will stare right back.""Nobody will ever know what you've gone through expect you and the other NICU moms"
We are so proud to welcome Jorie's mom, Jamie Walker, to Life Behind the Highlight Reel. And this is one of those podcasts that there was no way to outline. No way to know exactly where the discussion would go, and that was the perfect way to approach this interview. Jamie's story begins with multiple moves, a passion for education, and a teen pregnancy. She describes her teenage life as a time of struggle. A time of wondering where her next rent payment would come from, and how they would put food on the table. Meanwhile, her drive for education and tenacity for action took her to places even she has trouble believing today. And there is no settling for Jamie. Her current passion hopes to take her to the halls that determine the future of healthcare, and a desire to make sure we all have access to our fundamental needs. But packaged around all of that serious stuff is a woman with a great sense of humor and the strangest top 5 restaurants we've heard since starting the podcast. Enjoy this amazing interview. Catch up on past episodes!
Our very own NAR 30 under 30 recipient, Jona Flores, is a leader, a professional and overall an amazing human! She has connected to her "Why" and that is the rocket  fuel she needs for a long and successful career. In this recording of our previous Meeting of the Minds session, Jona will share how she got to where she is, the steps she took to discover her "Why", and how it influences her business and personal life to allow a life lived with purpose, passion, and professionalism.You'll walk away from this episode with tangible action items you can use to find your "Why" and propel you into your purpose with passion.Magical Quotes:“I am a firm believer of giving when you can’t. Because if you can put forth the action to volunteer, even if you don’t have the money, it’s something that is instilled in you.”“I was really passionate in business, I just understood it. I knew my passion was problem solving and it always has been. And that’s what real estate is. Figuring it out… A lot of it is solutions. Identifying the problem and finding the solutions.” “It was one of those pivotal parts in my journey for finding my "Why". Because back then, home was a place I did not feel safe in. Home was a place I never experienced Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving… My definition of home was shelter. Shelter so I could get dressed and leave to go do fun things with friends… Now it is different, obviously. It really taught me how to define what home is. Being able to build my own [home] now, and understanding that it really is the staple, the foundation of a good life.”  "[Self-care books] keep you mindful, it keeps you aware. In situations where we’re managing emotions for people, it’s really easy to forget the place they are coming from.""You want to meet your client where they're at. A lot of times people want to have them come to you. That's not customer service. Customer service is meeting your client where you need to be at."
Coming up we are recapping the last four months on the podcast. The guests, the amazing stories, and the lessons learned. This is a great episode if you've been with us throughout our podcast journey, but it's also a great episode if you're brand new to Life Behind the Highlight Reel because it'll bring you completely up to date to where we have been, and where we are going. We cover A LOT today including:A rundown of the last four months, and our reactions to each of our guests. Will's advice to men when dealing with adversityOur approach to this podcast and how it has improved the way we deal with our clients, family, and friends. Why we miss old-school interviewers like Diane Sawyer and Barbara WaltersOur favorite things to do while driving aloneOur obsessions as kidsEmotions - Men vs. WomenBurpingFarting while doing yoga'MericaAnd moreKeep up with Life Behind the Highlight Reel!LBTHR.comFacebook Magical Quotes"It's a random melting pot of emotions, and we are hear for it""Don't ask me a question you don't want to hear an answer to""I enjoy green beans but Sarah has traumatic issues related to green beans.""If anybody's done yoga right, you have farted in class.""As guys, we don't want to hear what you have to say, we just want you to know what we're going through." 
Our friend, Cinde Vadnais, is one of the reasons we stay with RE/MAX Results. From branch manager and operations manager, to recruiter and real estate agent, she has covered almost every role in this industry. Her real strength is her ability to form long-term working relationships. She has helped countless agents accelerate their career through her experience and positive, upbeat nature.  What we didn't know about Cinde is the health hurdle she had to face early in life, and continues to stand up to today. We also didn't know about her past as an athlete at the University of Minnesota!Her motivating nature now makes perfect sense. Today you will learn:How she continues to help people face the same health issues she faced 30 years agoWhat makes a candidate instantly attractive when recruitingHer "why," and what truly drives her on a professional levelAnd, of course, her top 5 favorite restaurants!Reach out to Cinde:Website Keep up with Life Behind the Hightlight Reel!LBTHR.comFacebook Magical Quotes:"In life sometimes the Old Maid to you and I've ditched it. I've dealt with it and I just move on.""Having a routine life is a gift.""It's as fun getting someone to a $100-grand as it is to a million. And all along the way, man, it's different.""There is a different mindset when it comes to athletes. And that mindset starts young."
This week we wrap up our incredible interview with Dustin Underwood, who served multiple jail terms before finding his path -- only to lose his way again. If episode one left you looking for a happy ending, then settle in for an heart-warming conclusion to his story. Wrapping up episode 1, Dustin was getting ready to leave Team Challenge with nothing but a garbage bag of clothes and a girlfriend 8 months pregnant. Now he had two goals: Find a place to live and find a job. In Part 2 life begins to open up opportunities and a brighter future, but not before more curveballs.Curveballs that includes a simple mix up in paperwork that almost landed him in jail and a bad drug test that almost eliminated his job.Meanwhile, Dustin was still searching for purpose. A purpose that was finally discovered through a fundraiser after the loss of a friend that raised thousands of dollars for his family. That moment opened his eyes and his heart. He wanted nothing more but to give back. A journey he's still on today through a fishing group that helps kids and families in need. Part 1 told the story of struggle. Part 2 is the conclusion that you hope would happen. Magical Quotes"Who would ever thought I went from crackhead to killing it? Like I'm just killing it.""You can always get more money, but you can never get more time.""You don't have to be rich to do something for someone. Your voice can move mountains."
Redefining Friendly Competition with Kara Werth and Bethany NelsonWe often interpret competition as a rivalry that breeds enmity amongst competing groups. Well, that’s not always the case. Today, we are honored to have our friends, Kara Werth and Bethany Nelson, who also double as our competitors in the real estate world. Bethany has a degree in Public Relations from Belmont University, became a licensed realtor in 2010, and now owns investment property. Kara graduated from high school, immediately dove into real estate, and became a realtor at 18. We met Kara and Bethany at a Rachel Hollis Conference and built a friendship laid on a great foundation. Ever since, our friendships have evolved and successfully seen us through hard times together despite us being competitors. We're all growth-minded, we support one another, learn from each other, and have helped each other pivot our businesses into abundance. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did!Key Talking Points of the Episode:Bethany’s backstoryKara’s BackstoryWhere Kara sees herself in 5 yearsWhere Bethany sees herself in 5 yearsDream vacationsOur friendship journeyThe Health shift journeyThe Oura RingWhy it works being friends with people at other companiesKara and Bethany’s favorite restaurantsMagical Quotes ‘’Real estate can be very lonely at times, and you have to find people you can trust to share that with.''"Making better choices makes you feel in control.""The outer journey of working on yourself in terms of what you put in your body determines your inner journey.""We often seek validation to feel decent about our decision."“No one is unrecruitable. It’s all about where you feel most at home.”“If you want to learn and grow, surround yourself with people who are better than you.”Connect with Kara Werth:Facebook: with Bethany Nelson:Facebook: Mentioned in the Episode:The Oura Ring:
Chasing Your Dreams in a Pandemic with Ava BeilkeHave you ever thought about quitting your job during the pandemic to chase your dreams? It might sound scary but that’s exactly what today’s guest, Ava Beilke did!Ava is a Social Media Coach, self-love advocate, speaker, and writer dedicated to helping people live a better life through a guided realization that unconditional self-love is the foundation of all pursuits, including marketing themselves.Ava quit her corporate job of 10 years to become an entrepreneur in 2020 - amidst the Covid pandemic. What seemed like a perfect plan ended up triggering a 1/3 life crisis. Thankfully, 2022 seems to be a better year for Ava and she’s going to share with us what happened along the way. Also in this episode, Ava will take us through her childhood, experience as a beauty pageant contestant, her job in the corporate world, how she became an entrepreneur full-time, and her traveling adventures.We hope you enjoy this amazing episode!Key Talking Points of the Episode:Getting to know AvaAva’s experience as a beauty pageant contestantAva’s first job as a social media managerHow 2020 changed Ava’s career as a social media directorThe launch of Ava’s social media coachingAva’s coping mechanism in 2021 when she was trying to figure out her purposeHow Ava is fairing in 2022Ava’s goals for the year 2022How Ava picks where she to travel toHow did Ava keep going during her hard days?Ava’s top 5 restaurantsMagical Quotes from the Episode:“Sometimes you explore what you don’t want, in addition to what you do want which is interesting.”“I wasn’t anticipating the loss or the shedding of an identity that I associated with for a decade. That’s something that no one could have prepared me for.”“February for me kind of feels like more of the new year because it’s my birthday. But then also spring because we look at the cycles of nature. That is when there is newness, that is when there’s rebirth. That is when people are reemerging.”“You’re willing to give your own business everything you have. But at the same time, it’s not your entire life.”“Success is not monetary. It’s not the awards. Success is the feeling that I hold in my heart.”Connect with Ava Beilke:Website: Mentioned in the Episode:Everything is figureoutable – Maria Forleo
DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS WHILE DRIVING!Have you heard about the power of meditation, but you have no idea what it involves? This episode is for you. We have the amazing Vanessa Rose joining us on the show. She will help us understand the power of manifestation, our programming and how it works, how her ACTV8 program works, and get to learn more about her childhood.Vanessa Rose is a healer from another planet who has been put on this Earth to help us step into our power and purpose. She is the creator of Meditate, V’s Online Membership Program, a first-of-its-kind monthly subscription. Vanessa helps people stay committed to their spiritual practices through live, weekly guided meditations. Her flagship eight-week course, ACTV8, aligns people to their soul purpose, allowing them to hone their gifts and get their talents launched into the world. Vanessa was an early adopter of the MindTravel “silent” headphone system, incorporating Murray Hilary’s piano compositions and healing binaural beats in her meditations to fast track participants into a space where they can design their life from a pure state of bliss.Want to hear more? Listen to this episode.Key Talking Points of the Episode:Getting to know Vanessa and her childhoodVanessa’s first job and how she transitioned to entrepreneurshipUnderstanding our programming and how it worksVanessa’s ACTV8 programVanessa’s top 5 restaurantsMagical Quotes from the Episode:“I’m of the mindset that just because I don’t understand something doesn’t mean I don’t agree with it.”“Running a business and holding the space for others to thrive in that container, you have to be able to hold the frequency of success.”“Nothing’s right or wrong. That’s just the belief that gets planted on us so that we then can be controlled.”“People who are drawn to ACTV8 are ready to launch.”“The beauty of the human spirit is that there is preconditioning. ““When we think about noticing where we lose track of time, that’s where we get into that true space of time, which is abundant, it’s expansive, and it’s infinite.”“We really have to let go if we want oneness and we want to really show up and be in this beauty. We have to let go of those identities that we want to put on everything.”Connect with Vanessa Rose:Website: Vanessa’s ACTV8 program: Join Vanessa’s Meditation MembershipMembership: 
Brenda Tushaus is the CEO at RE/MAX Results. She’s logged nearly twenty-three years in the real estate industry. Eighteen years ago, she joined RE/MAX Results as their Technology Manager. Since then, she has held a variety of roles, including VP - Business Development, Director of Recruiting, and Chief Operating Officer.As part of the RE/MAX Results executive team, Brenda proactively supports the Sales Executives’ growth by delivering a world-class infrastructure of the finest offerings in technology, marketing, training, and facilities.In this episode, we’ll get to know Brenda better as she shares how her family life has shaped the journey her career has taken as well as how she became the CEO for RE/MAX Results.We hope you enjoy the episode!Key Talking Points of the Episode:Getting to know Damon Remy and his journeyThe loan business that Damon helped buildBrenda’s school lifeWhat does Brenda do when she is not working?One thing that people do not know about BrendaHow Brenda’s sons describe herWhat keeps Brenda up at night?Work-life focusBrenda’s greatest accomplishmentBrenda’s advice for future leadersBrenda’s favorite thing working with John CollopyBrenda’s top 5 favorite restaurantsMagical Quotes from the Episode:“If you don’t believe it yourself, but others keep telling you just listen to them.”“We are well-run machine. It really shouldn’t keep me up. The things that keep me up are really silly. I am a people pleaser.”
If you had a famous parent, would you use them as a stepping stone to get to where you want to go? In this episode, we have the privilege of talking to Natalie Pillsbury. Natalie’s dad is a famous musician who has connections all over, but Natalie decided to work hard and create success on her own merits.Natalie went to school for dental assisting and worked in a cosmetic office where she went through a customer service training course at Ritz Carlton. As a result, her customer service skills are top-notch! When Covid hit, Natalie decided to take her sales and exceptional customer service skills to the real estate world and it’s been no surprise to see the great feedback from her clients after every transaction.Get to know Natalie better and hear how she’s finding success and what her real estate journey has been like so far. Are you ready for a motivating episode? Listen in.Key Talking Points of the Episode:Natalie’s backgroundWhat brought Natalie to real estate?What does Natalie see in her future?Something that we might not know about NatalieNatalie’s top 5 restaurantsMagical Quotes from the Episode:“Being independent in this business you have to be built differently. You have to want to have the I don’t want to say solitude, but that’s kind of what it is. Real estate can be a very lonely business.”“If the person is whole; the profit will just happen.”“By taking care of the whole person. There’s so much more to gain.”“Be true to yourself and live the best version of yourself, should be said all the time, because maybe you’re not ready to hear today. But maybe tomorrow or the next day you are.”
Would you like to take your confidence a notch higher? This episode is for you. Melissa DeLay will be sharing amazing nuggets of wisdom that we can all benefit from.Melissa DeLay is the founder and principal owner of TruPerception. She has more than two decades of experience helping executives, managers, salespeople, and customer-facing professionals gain the skills they need to communicate with confidence, regardless of the situation. With years of strategic and corporate communication experience, Melissa knows how to deliver the right words in the right way to drive change, manage crises, boost engagement, and build a stronger brand.Melissa believes that there will always be a crisis in the communication world, and the best thing to do is to be prepared. In this episode, Melissa will share her backstory, her goals for the next five years, and tips on how to communicate better.Grab a notebook and pen. You'll want to take notes.Key Talking Points of the Episode:Getting to know MelissaHow Melissa almost got firedMelissa's life as a momWhere does Melissa see herself in the next five years?Melissa's top 5 restaurantsMagical Quotes from the Episode:"A lot of CEOs don't know what they're doing. They don't know what they're doing, especially when it comes to communication. They don't connect their missteps to the consequences of business failure.""When you talk about self-esteem, you have to have the plan before something hits you. Otherwise, you're just going to default.""Sometimes people will do something. If they're not self-aware, they'll just keep doing it.""Something bad is always happening. You don't know it because you're not paying attention, and you want to believe that everything is good.""The average leader relies on their Get Out of Jail Free card 80 to 90% of the time.""The biggest reason I think that we are in the trouble that we're in as a society is because there is you can't see the pain in the other person's eyes when you're commenting online."Connect with Melissa DeLay:LinkedIn:  
Today, our guest is Kristin Rowell and she's going to share some value bombs that will leave us in a better place when it comes to our bodies and our health.Kristin Rowell is the Founder and CEO of Energetically Efficient™. As a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, she helps people lose weight while gaining muscle and energy so they can live happier, more fulfilled lives. There is a lot of information around nutrition and sometimes it is easy to get overwhelmed by all the information out there. Kristin will help us understand what's essential and why it's important to educate ourselves for better health and a better life.Are you ready to take better care of your body? You'll want to hear this episode. Be sure to grab a notebook and a pen. Kristen has a lot of value to give.Key Talking Points of the Episode:Getting to know KristenKristin’s career pathHow Kristin met SarahWhat does Kristin do as a functional nutrition therapist?How to block blue light on your iPhoneIntermittent fastingFats and proteins, which one fills you up and which one sustains you?How can you get proteins from non-meat sources?How to consume Kristin’s content without having to pay herKristin’s top five favorite restaurantsKristen’s talk at our February 1st event for Meeting of the MindsClick here to register for the event!Magical Quotes from the Episode:“I think it is your responsibility as a person on this earth to figure out how to make your life easier. If you can’t figure it out, you got to hire someone who can help you do it. So that you can really show up for your spouse, your kids, your partners, your colleagues, all of it.”“The way they label things nowadays, to get you to believe what you’re putting in your body is good for you and your family. You have to be very discerning about this stuff.”“Stay ahead of your blood sugar, eat the protein in the fats before you really are starving, because most people wait until their blood sugar crashes then they eat the first thing around.”“People don’t realize that body fat that we have on us is a source of fuel, your body can go on its own fat. The reason that most people don’t ever let themselves get there is because they’re running on this carbohydrate fueled system all day.”Connect with Kristin Rowell:Instagram:
Leah is a wife, a mother, a businesswoman with Results Title, and has been serving in the industry for years. Leah shares that bringing up children and being a career woman is a tricky balance to achieve. She recalls when her children were younger and she had to work for 16 hours a day - which was difficult for both her and her children. In this episode, she’ll be sharing her story of raising kids while growing a career how she got to where she is today. Key Talking Points of the Episode:Getting to know LeahWhere did Leah come from before she was with Results Title?Leah's most prolonged closingLeah's life outside workSomething we may not know about LeahHow Leah met her husband, ScottHow Leah managed being a mom and a career womanLeah's top 5 restaurantsMagical Quotes from the Episode:"Education is great, but it's work history that is very much an important piece of the puzzle.""I love the fact that people can do so many things now without a college education."
Have you ever thought about running a business with your partner? If so, you could learn a lot from Jake and Kayla Bjorneberg. Jake and Kayla run a successful business in real estate. Kayla led their transition into real estate with Jake’s support but it wasn’t long before he joined her.In this episode, Kayla and Jake share their passion for traveling and the amazing places they’ve been to, what it’s like being in business with your spouse, and what to watch for when building a home!Key Talking Points of the Episode:Getting to know Jake and KaylaHow William and Jake metJake and Kayla’s travel experiencesHow Kayla and Jake got into real estateHow Kayla and Jake run their business together as a married coupleJake’s role as a Director of SalesGetting to know their fur baby, HowardHow Jake and Kayla built a new construction homeJake and Kayla’s top five restaurantsMagical Quotes from the Episode:“Treat your servers in the service industry well. They deserve more. Treat those people well because they are the gate holders to whatever you want.”"If you build a house, you’re going to miss something. If you have built five houses, you will miss something. Because sometimes you don’t realize what you need until you’re living in this space.”"When I want something, there is no ‘if’.”
What were you doing at the age of 21? Having fun & going out with friends? Partying? That’s a road that most of us took but Kara chose a different route. Even at a young age, Kara was excited to be an adult and start having babies. As soon as she hit 18, she moved out and got married. By the time she was 19, she had her first child. During her early 20s, Kara and her husband Nick had a total of 4 children. Kara believes her “why” - what drives her to succeed - is being a great mother to her children and supporting her family in whatever way she can. When Kara became a licensed realtor, she started out strong with a couple of closed deals within the first few months of her career. In this episode, Kara will share her journey through motherhood, the businesses she has had, and her journey to finding early success in real estate.Listen to this inspiring episode.Key Talking Points of the Episode:Who is Kara?What keeps Kara going?How Sarah and Kara metKara’s real estate curiosityKara’s goals for the next five yearsThe epic way Kara left Kate SpadeKara’s top five restaurantsMagical Quotes from the Episode:“Life is all the little moments. It’s every second, every minute. Every hour. It’s not just big things.”“I’ve always been given a challenge. Like I was always given the department that was falling apart, or I was always given this role nobody wanted or could do. I was used to that. But it was time for that to be over. I wanted to start a challenge that was for myself.”
9: 2021 Year in Review

9: 2021 Year in Review


As 2021 comes to a close, Sarah and William Huffman take the opportunity to sit down and talk about the highlights and lessons 2021 gave them.Want to join a supportive community of people who understand what real life looks like behind the highlight reel? Come and be part of our Facebook Group!
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store