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The Myth Of “Quitters Never Win”

The Myth Of “Quitters Never Win”

  From a young age, we're told that quitting is a form of weakness. We learn to equate quitting with...
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Red Flags To look For When Interviewing For A Job

Red Flags To look For When Interviewing For A Job

  At some point in your career, you will likely show up to your first day of work and realize...
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How To Build A Real Estate Business

How To Build A Real Estate Business

  Cava Companies acquires hundreds of properties annually and holds more than 300 rental units. To run a real estate...
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Lessons Learned From Our First Year Of Podcasting

Lessons Learned From Our First Year Of Podcasting

  We publish our 65th episode exactly one year after publishing our first. In this episode, we look back on...
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The Star Wars Office Draft

  If you had to start a company and could take any five Star Wars characters, who would you take?...
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How Do I Deal With A Chronic Interrupter?

How Do I Deal With A Chronic Interrupter?

  "God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason." ~Frank's mom From Psychology Today, "Interrupting implies that...
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Meeting With GaryVee – Part 2

  Gary Vaynerchuk is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company, and the active CEO of...
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Meeting With GaryVee – Part 1

Meeting With GaryVee – Part 1

  Gary Vaynerchuk is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company, and the active CEO of...
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Are We Living In A Bubble Market?

  We believe the answer is yes. So what can you do about it? Frank and Ian talk about how...
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Are You A Name-Dropper?

  Frank has been dropping Ian's name for years, hoping to steal some shine from his golden career. But is...
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What Does “Gaslighting” Mean?

What Does “Gaslighting” Mean?

  "Gaslighting" is a topic often cited in politics but recently found its way into the mainstream with two high-profile...
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Is Conversational Style Holding Back Your Career?

Is Conversational Style Holding Back Your Career?

  What better way to learn about "mansplaining" than from two guys who do it for a living? What started...
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Perfectly Acceptable Reasons To Lie At Work

Perfectly Acceptable Reasons To Lie At Work

  Everyone lies. You might consider yourself saintly but you won't make it through the day without stretching the truth....
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Ten Reasons Your Presentation Sucks

Ten Reasons Your Presentation Sucks

We waste countless hundreds of hours sitting through boring, sleepy, and hastily-prepared presentations. This episode serves as a warning to...
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Why Is It So Hard To Change A Losing Culture?

Why Is It So Hard To Change A Losing Culture?

  Winning begets more winning and losing begets more losing. Inertia sets in with any team, regardless of how many...
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Ian Mathews

Ian Mathews is the CEO of 5on4 Group, a management training company and consultancy he formed just because he liked the kitschy hockey title.

Ian is also the CRO of technology startup Keep Technologies, a featured writer for Forbes, a prolific capital raiser, and he might be stalking you on LinkedIn. In 2018, Ian retired from corporate America after serving two decades as a senior executive for two Fortune 500 companies, while moonlighting as an advisor for a tech startup with a $28M exit.

Frank Cava

Frank Cava is the CEO of one of Richmond’s fastest-growing companies, an executive coach, and he devours red meat like an apex predator in the Serengeti.

Over his 25-year career, Frank has built or renovated more homes than tickets sold in an entire season by his beloved Miami Dolphins. During his run from a Fortune 500 to founding Cava Companies, Frank led dozens of teams and built a reputation as a no-nonsense business consultant for small business owners and CEO’s.

At times eloquent and succinct, and at other points blunt and obnoxious, this is our unique riff on the big questions we had early in our careers.

We talk about standing out in a company, leading people, building cultures, persuasion, marketing, management, and building businesses from scratch. We are light on theory and heavy on practical experience, weaving personal stories from our collective 50 years of business experience.?

Both of us see business as sport, and you’ll see our passion bleed into every conversation. Our takes are not always mainstream, but we promise to be honest and entertaining about what it takes to build wealth and have fun doing it. In short, we will try not to suck. Come along and ride on our fantastic voyage.

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