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Leadership, Vision, & Purpose with Chris Powers // CEO of Fort Capital

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Chris Powers is a serial entrepreneur with more than 13 years of real estate development and investment experience and has developed over $200M in multi-family, student housing, commercial/industrial, and residential & land development projects throughout Fort Worth and the greater DFW Metroplex. Chris is a visionary with a demonstrated talent in looking ahead at what could be and understanding what must be done today to get there. His ability to conceptualize, raise capital, and execute are only a small part of what Chris brings to the table.

Chris oversees the vision for Fort Capital, Fort’s largest deals, capital relationships, executive level recruiting, strategic partnerships, and chairs the investment committee. Creating meaningful relationships and building a team around a vision and Fort’s goals are the most important qualities that make Chris ready for the job. With a belief that investing time in people is the best investment that can be made, Chris has built a strong network throughout Texas that has helped catapult Fort to where it is today.  “I want to build a culture that fosters creativity and creates leaders – our goal is to be the absolute best place to work in Fort Worth, because when we have the best people who are encouraged to give their best – we are unstoppable.”

Powers graduated with a BBA in Finance & Marketing from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Innovative, ethics-driven, people-focused, community-minded and passionate about ideas that matter, Powers’ professional philosophy remains the same as his personal one: “Tell the truth and be nice to people.” As a champion of young entrepreneurship and causes that give our youth better resources, Chris is passionate about serving Rivertree Academy in Fort Worth, the TCU Chancellor’s Advisory Council, and the Ben Hogan Strategic Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council and Fort Worth YPO Chapter. He lives in Fort Worth, TX with his wife Mikal, his daughter Palmer.

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LTMP Episode 17: The ONE Thing with Jay Papasan


I am so thrilled to have Jay Papasan in Episode 17 @ Let The Music Play. Jay is a bestselling author, Vice President of Rellek Publishing, co-owner of Keller Capital, and co-owner, alongside his wife Wendy, of Papasan Properties Group with Keller Williams Realty in Austin, Texas. The books he’s helped craft have collectively sold over 8 million copies. His most recent work with Gary Keller on The ONE Thing has sold over half a million copies worldwide and garnered more than 350 appearances on national bestseller lists, including #1 on The Wall Street Journal’s hardcover business list.

No matter your role or current stage of life, this is a conversation that will help you get more purpose, more meaning, and more fulfillment out of your days.

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You can also find more episodes of Let The Music Play by clicking here.

Enjoy and remember to share this with those you love and lead!

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LTMP Top 5 Posts for 2015

This was the fourth year of posting thoughts and reflections on making music with our lives, relationships, and businesses.

Thank you for your support and kind words. It is day one for all of us and that is great news.

Below you’ll find the most read and shared posts for 2015.

The Heart.

LTMP Podcast: Presence.

LTMP Podcast: Introduction to Let The Music Play.


The Uncertainty That Comes With The Alchemy of Our Days.



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In the midst of your product, service, or brand transaction careful with your choice of words. Even though, you know the lingo and how it works – the customer may not.

For instance…

Today, the Realtor should have only one song streaming in his car while his clients are riding with him…INTEREST RATES WILL NEVER BE THIS LOW AGAIN. He should play that song over and over and over. And he should not just say they are 3.75% fixed over 30 years – that doesn’t mean much to most people. He should paint the picture of what rates were just a few years ago, and show the difference in monthly payments and interest saved. Like the blog at I’m A Happy Buyer.

The financial advisor should probably stay away from his opinion of the “T-Bill” and simply advise us with historical charts of different fund performance, potential dividend performance, and tax benefits when we hand him our dollar. GDP is not on our radar when we’re talking about retirement and college tuition.

The car salesman, for most people, should abandon words like torque, hemi, and maybe even MPG. Just show us what THIS car will cost compared THAT car to fill up once gas hit $5.00 gallon. We’ll make the call from there.

Or what about beer? At the ball park the only word associated with the brew that the consumer is concerned with is cold. This is not the time to discuss born on dates, filtering, and calories. Not the case at an upper end micro-brewery in Boston. The consumer there is very beechwood and hops conscious, so it’s ok to go there with him.

The higher price of poker becomes in the transaction the more basic the vocabulary should be. The fancier your words, the more we feel we’re being sold not served. Simple wins in sales, so be careful with your gibberish.

Put another way – We’re not impressed when you know a lot…we’re impressed when we walk away knowing a lot more than when we came to you.

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