January 7, 2019

Entitled to happiness, with Michael Rosenblum

Episode 850:

Michael Rosenblum is one of Chicago’s most successful residential real estate brokers, having generated career sales of over $400 million. Nationally, he’s been inducted into the Berkshire Hathaway Hall of Fame and is consistently ranked in the top half, of 1% of 46,000 real estate brokers in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. In a career spanning three decades, Rosenblums collaborative style and integrity have also earned the abiding loyalty and admiration of his clients and colleagues within the industries of media and real estate. Born in Dallas, Texas and raised in the Washington D.C. area, Rosenblum studied business administration at the University of Missouri (Columbia). After graduation, he moved to Chicago to live Happily Ever Always which is the title of his first book.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Michael’s career journey led him from journalism and media sales to the world of real estate
  • Why Michael chose to name his book “Happily Ever Always” based on living an always-happy life
  • Why Michael believes that happiness is an entitlement and that positive effects can come from negative experiences
  • Why people are like mirrors, reflecting positivity and negativity at each other in every interaction
  • Why Michael wrote “Happily Ever Always” with the intent of sharing his journey and prompting the readers to reflect on their own lives
  • Why Michael will sometimes tell his clients not to buy a property, despite losing the commission on the sale
  • How Michael defines “customer service”, and how he works to go the extra mile for his clients
  • Why “luck = preparation + opportunity”, and why being extraordinary comes from pushing yourself
  • How excellent customer service can be a competitive edge for your business that sets you apart from the competition
  • Why it’s important to correct your errors, right your wrongs, think outside the box, and find your gifts

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Stephen Woessner

Stephen is the CEO of Predictive ROI and host of the Onward Nation podcast. He is the author of two bestselling books, speaker, trainer, and his digital marketing insights have been featured in SUCCESS, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and other media.