• I hired Ward Richmond because I needed a fast-paced individual who specializes in solutions for 3PLs and could deliver a comprehensive solution that maximized site value and enabled me to close the deal. His market intelligence and relentless effort on this project undoubtedly helped us secure the business with this new, Fortune 500 customer.

    BRETT M. MEARS President - Palmer Logistics
  • Ward Richmond understands the 3PL business. We rely on Ward to help solve our customers’ supply chain opportunities and provide them with logistics solutions that fit their needs.

    BRYAN KELLER Chief Executive Officer – Keller Logistics
  • Ward has consistently demonstrated a high level of customer service, a strong work ethic, and comprehensive understanding of transportation & logistics-related real estate.

    ED Brickley Fund Manager, Realterm Logistics
  • Ward and his team have consistently delivered a high level of customer service over the course of several years and hundreds of transactions by working closely with our team in an effort to assist us with developing and implementing creative real estate solutions.

    Frank Mazzone RM, Real Estate, TFI International
  • Positive attitude and customer-centered approach made for a great working relationship.

    Joe Fidalgo MD, N America, Marine Harvest
  • Ward and his team have consistently exceeded our expectations while working closely with our Properties Team to execute our real estate strategies and achieve our stated objectives.

    MAYNARD F. SKARKA COO, Yrc Freight
  • The Colliers team worked quickly and efficiently to leverage their local market relationships to find KW multiple short term, flexible space solutions in an expedient and professional manner.

    DEAN DOKGO Vice President, KW International
  • Ward has acted as our strategic real estate partner for several years having assisted our team during our rapid growth by utilizing strong relationships and unparalleled market knowledge to source off-market opportunities for property expansion needs.

    TAYLOR WHITE CEO, Performance POP

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Meet The Gladiator Group!

Meet The Gladiator Group!

January 12, 2018 Life Coaching, Etc. 0 Comments 1 views

Looking back on 2017 and into 2018, one of the things that I am most excited about is that we have really grown the team this year and we have all been working together to take our business to the next level and gain market share.

In September 2017, we officially formed an elite unit of young, up and coming, world class logistics real estate experts. We call ourselves Gladiator Group, Gladiators for short.

Why? Because Tony Robbins. Duh!

The Gladiators will be on a warpath in 2018, so look out!

Are you interested in becoming a Gladiator? If so, we are always looking to strategically grow our team. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you think you have what it takes!

5 Bullets on The Gladiator Group’s Core Principals & Commitments:

    • Be a hard-working, fun having, highly ethical, innovative, team player with an intense desire to win and contribute.
    • Continued focus on the mastery of your area of Specialization. We don’t really care what you specialize in but you better specialize in something! Gladiators have no time to deal with generalists.
    • Make 50 in-person Cold Calls per Week including methodical data basing, call-tracking and follow up.
    • Commit to scheduling a minimum of 2 new meetings each week with a well-qualified High Value Target (HVT).
    • Attend weekly Monday 8am Gladiator Group Sales Meeting/ Attend weekly Thursday afternoon 3-5pm Cold Calling session.

Now that you know a little about the Gladiator Group, it’s time to officially Meet The Gladiators and we thought of cool way to make that happen which I am confident that you will enjoy!

Inspired by the latest Tim Ferriss masterpiece, Tribe of Mentors, the Gladiators tackled our favorite Tim Ferriss questions that he used to interview the world class performers profiled in this book. We are about to get deep! If you don’t know who Tim Ferriss is by now, it’s time to get with the program!

Now, it’s time to MEET THE GLADIATOR GROUP!!

WARD RICHMOND – CHIEF EXECUTIVE GLADIATOR

What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why? Or what are one to three books that have greatly influenced your life?

Tools of Titans- hands down.

I own about 20 copies of this book at all times so that I can hand it out or mail a copy to my friends, family, clients, etc. This book was a real game changer for me. Not only is it a fairly easy and fun read, it is jam-packed with actionable items that you can immediately apply to your life which will take you to the next level. Life advice from the best of the best!

If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions — what would it say and why? It could be a few words or a paragraph. (If helpful, it can be someone else’s quote: Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by?)

Chop Wood, Carry Water. My understanding is that this is an old Zin philosophy which I interpret as meaning: Live in the present. Live a life of mindfully and consistently contributing, while meeting your responsibilities and mastering challenges. I recommend reading the book by Joshua Medcalf by the same name. Whenever I feel overwhelmed or stressed about something, I remind myself to Chop Wood, Carry Water and it helps to chill me out.

What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made? (Could be an investment of money, time, energy, etc.)

Business and life coaching. I have worked with multiple coaches over the last year and I have attended multiple self-improvement seminars including two Tony Robbins conferences and a Speed Reading course among others. There is no better investment than investing in yourself! Coaches who I have worked with over the past year include:

I highly recommend reaching out to any or all of them and feel free to reach out to me if you have questions. This probably also deserves its own blog post – or book!

What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?

I like to invest in volatile logistics and manufacturing stocks. This method of investing is totally absurd. Warren Buffet would not approve! This approach in general is extremely high risk and not recommended for the faint of heart. You have to deal with massive losses and hold on and be patient – and pray the companies don’t go out of business! As I write this, my investment return since inception about 3 years ago is 109,2%. I’m currently performing at 203% over the last 12 months. Please note that I am totally down to start a hedge fund if anyone wants to join forces with me! Ben Gordon, I’m looking at you, buddy!

What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student about to enter the “real world”? What advice should they ignore?

I quit my job in real estate about 2 years after I graduated from college and toured the world with a rockabilly band. We were true road warriors and toured through Europe, Australia, New Zealand and all over the USA. As you can probably imagine, traveling the world as a professional musician was one of the coolest experiences of all time, full of radical adventures!

To make ends meet when we weren’t on the road, I worked in a call center and rolled burritos at Freebirds Burritos. I eventually got a job as a waiter at AllGood Café in Deep Ellum, TX . Working at the AllGood was one of my favorite jobs of all time! Everyone should wait tables at some point in their lives. It is a lot of fun and excellent sales training.

My advice: Take big risks when you are young. Pursue your dreams and live adventurously. Play music, travel the world and wait tables! You can start a 401K and go do the corporate shit later. I promise! After a four year hiatus, I eventually decided get back into commercial real estate when I was 27. It took me one interview to find a job!

When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, or have lost your focus temporarily, what do you do? (If helpful: What questions do you ask yourself?)

“Priming my state” as Tony Robbins calls it, has become an obsession of mine. If I feel myself slipping into a negative state, I try to quickly recognize it and do something about it. Depending on the time and place, I have a few different methods which all work great.

My favorite go-to solution is a solid 60-75 minute, hot power yoga class. The practice of yoga has altered my life. This is my version of Zoloft. When I travel, I always find a studio to go visit. I have become pretty good at identifying badass yoga studios. That being said, my favorite spot is 5 minutes from my house at WeYogis – Lakewood in East Dallas. I practice Yoga 5-6 times per week. I also practice Transcendental Meditation which is great and can be done on the fly – literally – this is great to do on airplanes. Ice cold showers are also recommended and I will do this before any big meeting (typically after yoga class). And- don’t forget Chop Wood, Carry Water! I am always on the lookout for new ways to prime my state!

COLE HOOPER – DFW AIRPORT GLADIATOR

What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months (or in recent memory)? My readers love specifics like brand and model, where you found it, etc.

Joining a yoga studio. While the “purchase” is $100 per month for an unlimited membership, yoga has most definitely had the positive impact on my physical and emotional state.

If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions — what would it say and why? It could be a few words or a paragraph. (If helpful, it can be someone else’s quote: Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by?)

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made? (Could be an investment of money, time, energy, etc.)

The most worthwhile investment of my time was spending 15 minutes completing a health history form and giving a cheek swab in order to join the “Be The Match” Bone Marrow Registry. As a member of the Brown University Football Team from 2009-2013, I had the opportunity to volunteer and help sponsor the “Be The Match” bone marrow donor testing drive to create awareness on campus and encourage students, faculty and staff to register to be part of the program.

After being part of the program for almost 5 years, I received a call that I was a possible match for a 61-year-old woman in Italy with leukemia. After providing some blood samples for further testing, I found out that I was the best possible match for this woman, who had started intensive chemotherapy. Less than 5 months after receiving the initial call, I was in a youth patient gown inside the Cook’s Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth preparing for surgery.

What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?

When I was in preschool, I was the first kid in my class to learn how to tie my shoes. The only problem was I learned using the Bunny Ears Method. I still can’t (or haven’t spent the time to learn) how to tie my shoes any other way.

In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?

Getting up early. Preferably before 5:30am to catch 6am yoga or to finish miscellaneous busy work before the work day gets started.

ZACK RUTLAND – STEMMONS FREEWAY GLADIATOR

What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why? Or what are one to three books that have greatly influenced your life?

What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months (or in recent memory)? My readers love specifics like brand and model, where you found it, etc.

My readers love specifics like brand and model, where you found it, etc.My Amazon Prime membership. Don’t know how I would live without it!

If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions — what would it say and why?It could be a few words or a paragraph. (If helpful, it can be someone else’s quote: Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by?)

“So what”- Andy Worhol.……Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, “So what” and refocus on their next goal.

What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student about to enter the “real world”? What advice should they ignore?

Internships. Do all of them. If possible do an internship in a different industry every summer of your college career. That is true real world exposure that will help you choose your career path much more than anything you are learning in the classroom.

BRAD BALKE – SOUTH DALLAS GLADIATOR

What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why? Or what are one to three books that have greatly influenced your life?

If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions — what would it say and why? It could be a few words or a paragraph. (If helpful, it can be someone else’s quote: Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by?)

See it. Feel it. Trust it.

In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?

A better healthier lifestyle. Training for a marathon taught me a lot about taking care of my body and eating food that will give me more energy.

What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student about to enter the “real world”? What advice should they ignore?

1. Advice – always listen to your clients’ needs and notice the little things.
2. Ignore other people around you trying to keep you from your goals. Ignore the chatter.

In the last five years, what have you become better at saying no to (distractions, invitations, etc.)? What new realizations and/or approaches helped? Any other tips?

Saying no to working on projects that take a lot of time that aren’t in my market of South Dallas. A new realization that I’ve recently had is to focus on a specific market and become the master of it.

Liam Logan- GSW / Fort Worth Gladiator

What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months (or in recent memory)? My readers love specifics like brand and model, where you found it, etc.

It has changed the game for listening to music. As much time as we are in our cars, it is good to switch it up from podcasts to bangers.

How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a “favorite failure” of yours?

Firm believer in, “Adversity builds muscle. Adversity creates strength. Adversity, it turns out, is preparation for success.” – Andy Andrews

By putting yourself in uncomfortable situations, you can force yourself to grow, and improve who you are.

If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions — what would it say and why? It could be a few words or a paragraph. (If helpful, it can be someone else’s quote: Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by?)

“Process is primary. Winning is the result of good execution.” – Lanny Basham

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Elenor Roosevelt

What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student about to enter the “real world”? What advice should they ignore?

This applies to smart, driven college students as well as other students. As far as finding opportunities when exiting college, it is best to put yourself out there to gain as much exposure when selecting companies to apply to or interview with. I see too many times where people will only apply to a couple positions that are posted online and waiting around for a position to pop up. Both of the opportunities I found in real estate came from reaching out to the Presidents of those companies.

When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, or have lost your focus temporarily, what do you do? (If helpful: What questions do you ask yourself?)

Self-talk and self-reflection. The cliché, can you look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you’re giving it 100%?




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