Welcome to Episode 253 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast author and entrepreneur Chris Masiello shares with us his fascination with how humans — as a species — are adverse to change. Chris explains, “Change is how we got here,” and he believes that change is how we’ll get to where we’re supposed to be. He questions why change is so hard for us when it’s really the only constant we know. As we come out of Covid, so many people are concerned about the changes we’ve experienced and what happens next. Chris advises not to get trapped in our own thought process and to recognize the connection between change and curiosity and how, when change occurs, there’s almost always opportunity.


So if you want to know:

  • How the human “fight or flight instinct” prevents you from recognizing that change is a time for curiosity and creativity
  • Strategies you can deploy to navigate a time of change
  • One approach a real estate company took when Covid hit
  • The importance of being aware of what you’re thinking and ensuring your thoughts align with your desired outcome
  • How the ability to drive at night shows that you can train your subconscious mind to deal with change


About Chris Masiello

Chris Masiello has built a successful, nearly 40-year career in real estate and financial services. His nationally recognized businesses account for more than $2 billion in annual sales. He is also a personal empowerment speaker and has received numerous industry recognitions including being named one of the most influential trend-setting leaders in the real estate and home services industry. He is the author of Change Short and Simple: Your Guide to Personal Transformation. More information about Chris, his book and his “Mindful Monday Series” is available at www.chrismasiello.com.


About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.