“To make my soul harmonize with my dreams, goals and habits in being
a magnificent husband, father, and leader in the real estate industry while
inducing loved ones, collegues, and friends to discover their destiny.”
Six years ago at the age of 55, I was diagnosed with ADHD. That diagnosis cast a whole new light on my life and especially my real estate career. I recently turned 61 and I would like to take you on a trip back in time to share with you what my life looked like. I became a realtor in 1987 and knocked around until 1998 when I had the good fortune to meet a coach that spoke right here at the MAR convention in 1997, Dr Frederick Grosse. After starting with Fred, my production took off and soon after I was averaging $10 million in sales and closing anywhere from 50-90 transactions per year, for close to 15 years. In 2001, I became a partner at Ayre Rhinehart in Midland. In 2011, I was invited, and subsequently opened, and own today, Ayre Rhinehart Bay in Bay City. I was blessed with an amazing wife, two remarkable kids. I had the cars, real estate, businesses, and was one of the top producers in the region for years. To people on the outside it looked like I had it all. All the boxes were checked.
On the inside, in my heart and soul, I felt like I was never good enough. I felt like a failure. I seemed to be always searching for something else, and I piled more and more and more on until I couldn’t. I was a stressed out and depressed mess. I had lost my soul and didnt really know who I was anymore. Then in mid-May of 2016 it all came to a head, when basically I did everything short of collapsing. I remember my exhaustion. I told myself I can’t do this anymore. I surrendered and made a decision that changed the course of my life.
his might be like what some of you are feeling today, or have felt in the past. On the outside things look pretty put together. You might have the car, the house, family, and a nice book of business. But things are just off. There might be cycles of depression, avoidance, addiction, and emotional swings. You might just not feel good, like I did, for longer than I care to admit.
Back in 2016, when I finally surrendered, I decided that my only real goal was to feel good. I said outloud “I just want to feel good”. I didn’t know exactly what to do. So I did the only thing I could think of and I just slowed everything down and quickly a plan began revealing itself.
The first thing I did was to create ‘space and time’. I had a mountain bike race coming up and I decided to eliminate anything that looked or sounded like training. I handed a lot of clients off. I rested, took a lot of 3 day weekends, and allowed my body to feel again putting the numbness I was feeling into the background. I created space and time to feel the goodness I was surrounded by and had been surrounded by for years but couldn't see it.
The second thing I did was get professionally diagnosed by a local psychologist. This gave me clarity and confidence. It also revealed a learning super power I never knew I had. Now I know - no more guessing! I opened up doors to medication and gave confidence in a path of discovery. So number two is to get thoroughly tested, not just an interview with a doctor.
The third thing I did was to pursue my Unique Genius. The podcast I originally heard that sent chills through my body and released me onto my journey is the “The Entrepreneurial Mind” by Ned Hallowell when he was speaking at Joe Polish’s Genius Network. The room was filled with super, high level, entrepreneurs. He said a lot of things in his 30 minute chat. The biggest thing I took from it was that ADHD is synonymous with entrepreneurship and ADHD is a trait of genius and not a disability. This podcast changed my life. It allowed me to see what was there all the time. My inner Genius and Unique Ability was a possibility and revealed energy and passion that had been buried for a long time. Study the works of Ned Hallowell.
So remember if you are ADHD, think you might have ADHD, or you have joked that might be ADHD like I did….remember:
1. Create space and time to feel and be clear.
2. Get diagnosed - get clarity power.
3. Pursue your unique genius and watch your life unfold and income go up.
And lastly, all of this information, Ned Hallowell’s podcast and resources are all available on my website badgerbeall.com, so check that out for anything I mentioned today. Also, I am going to take questions and stick around after as well.
In closing, I would like to say that it takes a lot courage to start this journey and it’s definitely an adventure and not a straight line. So be courageous, because what is around the corner is relief, happiness, and the greatness and compelling future you deserve.
1981 Graduate of Midland High School.
1985 Graduate of Albion College: B.A. in Economics & Management
1985 Financial Services Representative for L.F. Mohn Financial Group
1986 Started Beall Investments in Midland, Michigan
1987 Property Manager for Miller-Christensen Realtors (now Coldwell Banker Alliance Group)
1991 Joined Ayre Rhinehart Realtors
1993 Received CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Accreditation
1996 Received GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute) Accreditation
1997-2007 Coached and Mentored by Dr. Fred Grosse, one of the leading Real Estate coaches in the industry.
1999 Midland Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year
2001 Became a Broker/Owner of Ayre Rhinehart Realtors
Midland Board of Realtors Secretary
2002 Midland Board of Realtors Vice President
2002-2008 Ayre Rhinehart Sales Leader
2003 Midland Board of Realtors President
2004 Midland Board of Realtors – Realtor of the Year Award
Founded Apple Tree Fund, a fund under the Midland Area Community Foundation, dedicated to parenting education in at risk areas of the community. Funded by donations he made in his clients names after each transaction.
2004 Attended Dr. Fred Grosse’s 100 Retreat in Bali, Indonesia along with 250 of the top Realtors from Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Drfredgrosse.com
2004-2008 Board Member of the Affordable Housing Alliance of Midland County
2005 Attended the Australian Sales Conference in Sydney, Australia with real estate leaders from Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.
2005-2007 Is selected to take part in the Bob Bohlen coaching program. Bohlen, who is thought to be the number one Realtor in the United States at the time, took on only 24 students worldwide as part of the program. Rbohlen.com
2010-2021 Lead the Ayre Rhinehart Commercial Realtors Group
2011 Opened Ayre Rhinehart Bay Realtors in his childhood home of Bay City, MI
Ayre Rhinehart Listing Leader
Attended the Ninja Selling Installation, a three-day training seminar focusing on the power of relationships, listening to your customer and helping them achieve their goals
2011-2013 Midland Board of Realtors Trustee
2012 Great Lakes Bay Leadership Institute Graduate
Ayre Rhinehart Sales Leader
2012-2017 Coached by Clara Capano, one of the leading coaches in the Ninja Selling System
2013 Ayre Rhinehart Listing Leader
2014-2015 Ayre Rhinehart Listing & Sales Leader
2015-Present Attends quarterly workshops hosted by Strategic Coach of Toronto, Canada, a program designed to provide powerful, proven, life-changing support systems for entrepreneurs dedicated to never-ending growth and quality of life
2016 Ayre Rhinehart Listing Leader
2017 Steve Woodruff 3 Day Coaching Session on Consulting Sellers & Buyers Successfully