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Scaling a Brand in St. Petersburg (or Any Local Market)

Ryan Bogden
Host of the “Talkin’ St Pete” Podcast

I never assume that anyone can do anything that I can’t. I just have to figure out how. You need to grow your mind to be bigger than your brain … by accessing other people’s minds and asking good questions.

Ryan Bogden — real estate professional and host of the “Talkin’ St Pete” podcast — joins Connor Dube to discuss the power of curiosity, community involvement, and personal well-being in business success. Learn about the importance of asking insightful questions, the benefits of immersing oneself in the local business scene, and the impact of prioritizing one’s mental and physical health. This conversation offers valuable insights for entrepreneurs and professionals looking to deepen their community connections and enhance their personal and professional growth.

Key Takeaways

  • Embrace curiosity to forge meaningful connections. Cultivate a sense of curiosity in every interaction, whether in podcasting or real estate. Asking thoughtful and engaging questions not only provides insights into others’ motivations and passions but also facilitates deeper connections. This approach can lead to unexpected opportunities, valuable relationships, and a broader understanding of various industries and personal drives.
  • Prioritize personal well-being for professional success. Take care of your mental and physical health as a foundational step toward achieving professional success. Establishing a routine that includes sufficient sleep, regular exercise, meditation, and self-care practices ensures that you are at your best. When you’re taken care of, it reflects in your work, your interactions with others, and your ability to seize opportunities and face challenges head-on.
  • Leverage local communities for business growth. Deeply immerse yourself in your local community to understand and serve it better. Recognizing the interconnectedness of local business owners and leveraging these relationships can accelerate business growth. Being part of a tightknit community fosters mutual support, opens doors to collaboration, and enriches your personal and professional life, underscoring the importance of local engagement in achieving success.

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Ryan Bogden is an accomplished real estate professional and host of the “Talkin’ St Pete” podcast. Ryan combines insightful local knowledge with a charismatic on-air presence. In the real estate arena, he has achieved remarkable success as the team leader at Keller Williams St. Pete, transforming from a newcomer with zero contacts to generating an impressive $20 million in personal production within just two years!

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Connor Dube is Chief Marketing Officer at Proven Content, an industry leader in B2B social selling and content strategy, Co-Founder of the Mile High Mentors Podcast, and Founder of B2B Mentors. Building his first business at seven, he’s gone on to create multiple companies and supporting his clients approaches to adding multiple 8-figures to their sales pipeline with his innovative approach to Social Selling. As a current leader in sales and marketing strategy for complex industries, Connor’s been featured in top podcasts, resources, and stages, including MSU Denver’s current sales and marketing curriculum.

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