30 episodes

The Relentless is a podcast from CENTURY 21 Real Estate and Slate Studios that rethinks business, redefines success, and reimagines customer experiences. Season 3 looks at how entrepreneurs can overcome the assumptions and barriers that hold us back so we can move fearlessly in real estate, business, and beyond. Host Kristen Meinzer is back for more conversations with bold and passionate guests who succeed by finding strength and motivation in the face of obstacles. From athletes who break boundaries to entrepreneurs who are reshaping their industries, you’ll hear compelling stories and advice from diverse guests who transform their fears into inspiration.


This paid podcast is produced by Slate Studios and CENTURY 21 Real Estate. 
© 2022 CENTURY 21 Real Estate LLC. All rights reserved. CENTURY 21®, the CENTURY 21 Logo and C21® are registered marks owned by CENTURY 21 Real Estate LLC. CENTURY 21 Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated. This material may contain suggestions and best practices that you may use at your discretion. The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the individuals featured and not necessarily of CENTURY 21 Real Estate.

The Relentless: Moving Fearlessly to Success Slate Studios

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 42 Ratings

The Relentless is a podcast from CENTURY 21 Real Estate and Slate Studios that rethinks business, redefines success, and reimagines customer experiences. Season 3 looks at how entrepreneurs can overcome the assumptions and barriers that hold us back so we can move fearlessly in real estate, business, and beyond. Host Kristen Meinzer is back for more conversations with bold and passionate guests who succeed by finding strength and motivation in the face of obstacles. From athletes who break boundaries to entrepreneurs who are reshaping their industries, you’ll hear compelling stories and advice from diverse guests who transform their fears into inspiration.


This paid podcast is produced by Slate Studios and CENTURY 21 Real Estate. 
© 2022 CENTURY 21 Real Estate LLC. All rights reserved. CENTURY 21®, the CENTURY 21 Logo and C21® are registered marks owned by CENTURY 21 Real Estate LLC. CENTURY 21 Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated. This material may contain suggestions and best practices that you may use at your discretion. The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the individuals featured and not necessarily of CENTURY 21 Real Estate.

    How Can We Stay Resilient and Move Toward What Matters?

    How Can We Stay Resilient and Move Toward What Matters?

    Challenging times are inevitable — but they're not impossible to overcome. This episode explores the core skills we can build to help us power through tough moments in business and in life.

    First, Jacqui Brassey, co-leader at the McKinsey Health Institute, draws on her expertise in business and neuroscience to share the core skills leaders need to succeed: adaptability, learning agility, self-awareness, and emotional self-regulation.

    Then, Tony Geraci, broker and owner of the CENTURY 21 HomeStar, discusses how moments of uncertainty can actually be a blessing in disguise for leaders and entrepreneurs alike.

    Guests
    Jacqui Brassey: Co-leader at the McKinsey Health Institute, Senior Expert in People & Organizational Performance
    Tony Geraci: Broker & Owner of CENTURY 21 HomeStar
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    • 35 min
    How Can Taking Risks Help Us Become Better Leaders?

    How Can Taking Risks Help Us Become Better Leaders?

    This episode, Kristen is joined by, not one, but two fearless Michelles who know that to be a successful leader, you need to take risks and have a strong support system. 

    First, she speaks with Michelle “Mace” Curran, a former F-16 fighter pilot and the second woman to fly as Lead Solo in the Air Force Thunderbirds. Now an entrepreneur, Curran has made it her mission to empower others to make bold and brave choices.

    Afterwards, Kristen talks with Michelle Fermin, Team Lead of the Fermin Group at Century 21 North East. An expert, on-the-ground team builder, Fermin shares her secret to being a good leader: inspire and be inspired by those around you.

    Guests
    Michelle “Mace” Curran: Combat Veteran, Former Thunderbird & Fighter Pilot
    Michelle Fermin: Team Lead of the Fermin Group, Century 21 North East 
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    • 36 min
    How Can Quitting Be a Fearless Move on the Pathway to Success?

    How Can Quitting Be a Fearless Move on the Pathway to Success?

    We’ve all heard the saying: winners never quit and quitters never win. But what if it turns out they do? In this episode, Kristen is joined by two fearless guests who are reshaping the way we think about quitting.
    First, she sits down with Annie Duke, a former professional poker player, bestselling author, and sought after consultant in the decision-making space. Throughout her career, Annie has achieved great success by knowing when to walk away — her $4 million in tournament winnings certainly proves that! Annie shares her unconventional wisdom about quitting, and why having the courage to do it can help us reach our goals faster.
    Later in the episode, you’ll hear from Esther Mireya Tejeda, Chief Marketing Officer at Anywhere Real Estate Inc. She talks about not being afraid to pivot away from ideas that aren’t working and try new things in order to transform companies into the best versions of themselves.

    Guests
    Annie Duke: Former Professional Poker Player, Decision-Making Strategist, and Author
    Esther Mireya Tejeda: Chief Marketing Officer at Anywhere Real Estate Inc.
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    • 41 min
    How Can We Build a Support System That Helps Us Push Past Fear and Find Success?

    How Can We Build a Support System That Helps Us Push Past Fear and Find Success?

    In this episode of The Relentless, we look at how the people we surround ourselves with can help us move fearlessly on the road to success. Host Kristen Meinzer is joined by two inspiring guests who know that turning visions into reality means pushing past fear and, to do that, you need a solid support system.

    First, she talks to Aida Rodriguez, a comedian, writer, and actor, whose career took off when she stopped listening to critics and started aligning with people who resonated with her authenticity. Aida is unafraid to be vulnerable in her comedy, often talking about her own life story from surviving two kidnappings to experiencing homelessness. With an HBO stand-up special under her belt and another HBO comedy series in the works, Aida’s comedic talent is undeniable, but the real key to her success lies in the trusting relationships she’s built with people who help her stay fearless.

    Later in the episode, we hear from Dan Kruse. As President of the number one CENTURY 21 affiliate in the world, Dan takes an immense amount of pride in the support network he’s built for his agents and brokers. If he’s succeeding, so are they. 


    Guests
    Aida Rodriguez: Comedian, Writer, and Actor
    Dan Kruse: President, CEO, and Owner of CENTURY 21 Affiliated in Madison, Wisconsin
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    • 31 min
    How Can We Succeed by Staying Present in the Face of Fear?

    How Can We Succeed by Staying Present in the Face of Fear?

    This season of The Relentless, we’re speaking with inspiring leaders who break through barriers and move fearlessly. In episode two, we meet a social entrepreneur, explorer, and titan of the tech world, Silvia Vasquez-Lavado. As one of the most influential executives in Silicon Valley and the first Peruvian and openly gay woman to climb the Seven Summits, she knows a thing or two about overcoming fear and staying relentless.
    From the icy summit of Mount Everest to the competitive arena of Silicon Valley, Silvia shares what she learned about staying present in the face of fear, healing through nature, and revolutionizing male-dominated industries. 
    Later in the episode, CENTURY 21 Broker Adam Oberski shares how his own outdoor passion has given him new perspectives on his entrepreneurial journey (hint: it involves swimming, biking, and an entire marathon).

    Guests
    Silvia Vasquez-Lavado: Social Entrepreneur, Technologist, Explorer, and Author of In the Shadow of the Mountain
    Adam Oberski: Owner & Broker of CENTURY 21 Curran & Oberski
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    • 31 min
    How Can We Use Our Success to Empower Our Communities?

    How Can We Use Our Success to Empower Our Communities?

    Season 3 of The Relentless is all about moving fearlessly. We’re kicking things off with two guests who not only embody that mindset, they’re growing businesses in ways that also empower their communities.

    First, we talk to Kathryn Finney, a venture capitalist, author, entrepreneur, and one of the first Black women to have a successful seven-figure startup exit. Finney shares insights she gained on her journey from epidemiologist to an influential woman in tech, and discusses her commitment to investing in her own communities of Black entrepreneurs and underrepresented groups. 

    Later in the show, we’ll hear CENTURY 21® Broker Vicki Monteagudo talk about the entrepreneurial strategies she used to grow a thriving brokerage in her own Tri-Cities community.


    Guests
    Kathryn Finney: Founder & Managing General Partner of Genius Guild and author of Build the Damn Thing
    Vicki Monteagudo: Owner & Designated Broker of CENTURY 21 Tri-Cities
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Mike Stengel ,

Love the content

I love how the context is engaging and relevant. Great job taking other industry experts and relating their success to the real estate industry. Great podcast!

Kslick12 ,

Work Life Balance with a Realtor

Can we get this topic with a highly successful agent with young kids? Someone in our actual field that understands the business. It’s not just emails for us, it’s a fast market with a society that wants it “now” and if you can’t be there they will find someone who will. This speaker was great don’t get me wrong but I don’t feel the connection with her industry vs. ours and this work life balance issue.

Amy739405 ,

Excellent Podcast

Love this podcast, the host is wonderful at asking thought-provoking and real questions to the guests. Can’t wait to hear more!

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