The Quarterly Internal Leadership Development Summit Brings Insight for 2021
DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DLP Real Estate Capital founder and CEO Don Wenner recently shared his top productivity hacks and lessons learned in 2020. These insights from one of the nation’s top real estate leaders provide powerful guidance on how to live, work, and succeed, especially within the context of a year like no other. Mr. Wenner was joined by DLP’s Chief Growth Officer Bo Parfet to address best practices within the industry.
“The Leadership Summit always proves incredibly inspiring to me. Not only is Don an amazing leader, but he has also built a team of extraordinary leaders who are passionate, intelligent, and giving,” said Bo Parfet, Chief Growth Officer of DLP. “It is said that you get out what you put in, and the Leadership Summit proves time and again that Don’s method of leadership is beyond anything I have seen.”
DLP’s Quarterly Internal Leadership Development Summit occured in St. Augustine, FL earlier this month and parted these insights. With more than $1.2 billion in assets under management. Together, they provide recommendations for leading a balanced, productive, and successful life both at home and at work.
Here is a recap:
Productivity Hack No. 1: Have Clear Goals That You Can Measure
Wenner recommends having clear and measurable goals that you are continually working toward, calling this approach “the first key to productivity.” If you are productive, you can measure how you are progressing toward these goals in every area of your life, or, as Wenner suggests, the 8 F’s – faith, family, finances, fitness, following, freedom, friends, and fun.
Productivity Hack No. 2: Be Intentional With All Your Time
No matter how you spend your time, it has to be productive, Wenner said. Your tasks, whether working, exercising, spending time with family or sleeping, need to be intentional decisions. He tied that intentionality back to productivity, noting that even taking an hour that’s distraction-free to think can be productive if it gets you closer to a goal.
Productivity Hack No. 3: Be Present
Authentic, genuine, in-the-moment presence is an oft-overlooked big secret of productivity, Wenner said. Multi-tasking may seem like the best way to be productive – answering emails while on a phone call or while in a meeting. But in fact, multi-tasking leads to ineffectual outcomes. Instead, Wenner recommends being fully engaged, whether it’s in a business meeting or playing with your kids, in order to not miss important details or important quality time.
Being present also leads to deeper fulfillment, allowing you to not only make a bigger impact but also to feel that impact, deepen relationships and meet goals.
Productivity Hack No. 4: Master the Mornings and Evenings
Having a consistent, disciplined routine for how you start and end each day helps increase your productivity and fulfillment. Your morning routine should incorporate mind, body and spirit, while an evening routine should include how you wind down from the day and prepare for the next. These approaches allow you to be more focused and clear even when your days are full.
Productivity Hack No. 5: Routines Set You Free
Building routines into your day allows you to focus your mind on what really matters. By having built-in routines, you’ll spend less time thinking about them and more time on important priorities. In addition to morning and evening routines, other routines to normalize include personal grooming, meal times, company and business meeting schedules, and family time.
“Don Wenner is intentional with all of his time. There is a misconception that creating a schedule for your week is limiting. In reality, it is the opposite,” said Bo Parfet, Chief Growth Officer. “Creating a weekly schedule sets you free. You are far less likely to fall into the ‘whirlwind’ of life and miss out on key connections with family, friends, and coworkers.”
The year 2020 presented all of us with many challenges related to COVID-19, the economy, political elections and the ongoing pressures of life. As Wenner reflected on the year to his staff, he shared the following lessons he learned in an unforgettable year.
About DLP Real Estate Capital
DLP Real Estate Capital, under the leadership of founder and CEO Don Wenner, is a leader in the single and multi-family real estate sectors of brokerage, investment management, asset management, property management, construction and private lending. DLP Real Estate Capital leads and inspires the building of wealth and prosperity through the execution of innovative real estate solutions. The company generates consistent returns and results for its investors and partners and gives back through its Positive Returns Foundation. The family of companies includes DLP Capital Partners, DLP Lending, DLP Real Estate Management, DLP Realty, Alliance Servicing and Alliance Property Transfer.
DLP Real Estate Capital has more than $1.2 billion in assets under management, over 500 loans in portfolio, and has closed over 15,000 real estate transactions totaling more than $3 billion. DLP has been ranked in Inc.’s 5,000 “Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S.” for eight consecutive years; earned the No. 3 spot in “America’s Fastest Growing Companies 2020” in the real estate and property category by Financial Times. It has been named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top 15 real estate firms in the U.S. for the fifth straight year.
About Don Wenner
Don Wenner is the founder and CEO of DLP Real Estate Capital. Since DLP’s founding in 2007, he has closed more than 12,000 real estate transactions totaling more than $1.6 billion. He is ranked by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “Top 15 Real Estate professionals” in the country, including No. 1 in all of PA and NJ for the past five years. Wenner studied finance and marketing at Drexel University.
About Bo Parfet
Bo Parfet is the Managing Director of DLP Prosperity Membership. Bo enjoys working in different areas of DLP and helping with strategic growth initiatives. An experienced senior executive with a focus on financial investments and social entrepreneurship, he worked as an investment banker for JP Morgan and is the founder of Denali Venture Philanthropy. Parfet earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Colorado State University, a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He hails originally from Kalamazoo, MI and is now based in Colorado.