<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1955936548054264&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
All Posts


In this episode of Sharpen Your Axe, Mike Hardwick, Churchill Mortgage founder and president, and Matt Clarke, COO/CFO of Churchill,  discuss how fear can be paralyzing.

Getting Personal

Mike gets personal and talks about a time in his life when he suffered from depression. “I overcame it with the help of family and friends holding me accountable and helping me see there would be better days ahead–out of the darkness I was experiencing.” For him, depression created an inability to get out of bed and start the day. “During those times of my life, it was so important to have a good structure of family and friends standing around me who could help to figuratively pick me back up and carry me through the hard times. I’ve learned that no man is an island,” states Mike.

Mike and Matt go on to discuss how important it is to be vulnerable enough to let your trusted family and friends help you and to listen to their advice on how to weather a personal storm. But how do you keep momentum going in business when difficult times strike? Both Mike and Matt agree that everyone has a slump and needs a coach to help survive life’s difficulties and downturns.

Everyone Needs a Coach

Everyone should work with a coach to make a plan and then be willing to be held accountable to execute it. Mike stresses the importance of simply working harder in difficult times. “In sales, it’s all about the numbers. Get up, get to work early, make more sales calls and grow your depth of knowledge to become better,” explains Mike.

3 Steps to a Successful Business Plan:
  • Become an expert and improve your ability to articulate with your customers
  • Build daily disciplines and follow them without exception, so you can become the best version of yourself
  • Hold yourself accountable
The One Word That’s Often Overlooked

The one word that Mike believes best describes how to be successful: consistency. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary the definition of the word “consistency” is showing steady conformity to character, profession, belief, or custom. Plain and simple, consistency is important in business and is often overlooked. Mike truly believes that consistency can be the difference between failure and success.

Connect with a Mortgage Expert!

Please Enter a Name
Please Enter a Last Name
Please Enter a Valid Email Address
Please Select a State
Please Enter a Valid Phone Number

Thank You!

We have received your request, and are matching you with a Home Loan Specialist. You will hear from us shortly!

You can also get in contact with us at 888-562-6200.

By submitting this form, I/we agree to your Privacy Policy Terms of Use and authorize Churchill Mortgage Corporation and/or their Preferred Provider for our area and/or The Churchill Agency to receive the above information to assist in obtaining a home loan.

I/we also authorize Churchill Mortgage Corporation, The Churchill Agency and/or their Preferred Provider for our area to contact us regarding but not limited to mortgage and insurance services and products via telephone, mobile phone (including through automated dialing), and/or email, even if telephone numbers or email I/we provide are on any Do Not Call/Contact Registry, such as corporate, state, or the National Do Not Call Registry. The submission of this form does not constitute in any way a formal loan application or a commitment for a loan. By communicating with us by phone, you consent to calls being recorded and monitored. By participating, you consent to receive text messages sent by an automatic telephone dialing system. Consent to these terms is not a condition of purchase.

Connect with a Mortgage Expert!

With so much of your hard-earned money on the line, seek advice from a trusted home loan expert and have the confidence that you are in qualified hands.

social proof logos

Related Posts

The Best Solutions for Home Organization

Many people have a love/hate relationship with organizing their homes. You know you need to do it and you...
Churchill Mortgage Jan 11, 2022 11:32:17 AM

Doing What's Right For You

From the day you graduate to the birth of your first grandchild, there are certain moments in life that a...
Churchill Mortgage Dec 27, 2021 4:55:30 PM

The Best Days to Buy a House

There are many ways to maximize your money during the home buying process. One of those ways is figuring ...
Churchill Mortgage Dec 13, 2021 2:41:52 PM