Episode 54

An AI Mpire with John Motowidlak

Published on: 8th May, 2024

On this episode of the Performance Mindset podcast, Amy welcomes John Motowidlak to the show. John is the founder of Mpire Financial and has more than a decade of experience in the mortgage industry. He’s helped thousands of people and has been ranked in the top 1% for United Wholesale Mortgage, the second-largest lender in the nation. John helps Orlando Health employees, which has its own correspondent lending division.

John, a father of three, understands the importance of a home as a place where memories are created. His commitment to ensuring that everyone finds the right mortgage for them is unwavering. He takes a unique one-size-fits-one approach, recognizing that each individual's needs and circumstances are unique.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. John Motowidlak’s career in the mortgage industry and what led him to start his own company.
  2. Some of the initial challenges John faced as he started Mpire and the greatest investment he made.
  3. Creating proprietary software and why he wanted to create his own technology.
  4. John’s strategies for scaling the business and why he’s constantly reinvesting in the company’s success and growth.
  5. The community he surrounds himself with, and the importance of his network in business growth.
  6. Current market trends in the Orlando area and how John positions himself in it.
  7. His advice for budding entrepreneurs to embrace failure and feedback in building a successful business.
  8. How AI is changing and will continue to change the business world.
  9. Some of John’s long-term goals both inside and outside of the mortgage industry.
  10. John’s philosophy around building a performance mindset and the two rules he has at his company.

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Performance Mindset
Realizing Excellence in Business and Commercial Real Estate
After more than a decade serving business owners and investors, Amy Calandrino and the team at Beyond Commercial has discovered that our most successful clients have a performance mindset driving them to gain a competitive edge over others in the marketplace. Through helping our clients to execute data-driven decisions, we've found that it's about so much more than property in being successful. Often self-limiting beliefs coupled with lack of information can hinder one's performance in business and investments. By having the right support invested in your success and rigorous follow through by the entrepreneur, creating exponential wealth is possible. The objective of the Performance Mindset series is to not only share insights from our most successful entrepreneur clients and other thought leaders, but also share business and commercial real estate trends. If you want to grow, you're tuning into the right show!

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Amy Calandrino

Amy Calandrino, CCIM is the Founding Principal of Beyond Commercial, a Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certified commercial real estate firm. Amy leads a team of commercial real estate experts who deliver tremendous value to business owners and investors across all asset classes.

Amy’s clientele includes local, regional, national, and international companies in a wide range of industries and numerous private investors and family offices. Her reputation as a fierce, results-driven dealmaker in sales, leasing, and investment transactions helps to achieve her client’s goals through winning bidding wars or otherwise accomplishing what others often cannot.

Currently, Amy is the Immediate Past President of Florida CCIM Chapter's Central District, Immediate Past President of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Leadership Winter Park Alumni Council, Representative on the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, Associate Member of the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF), and Board Member on Seacoast Bank’s Central Florida Community Board. Amy also supports many community organizations including Valencia College’s Foundation, the Victim Service Center of Central Florida, Easterseals Florida, and Inspire of Central Florida. Since Amy finds fulfillment helping others to achieve success, her philanthropic efforts are focused on organizations aligned with her personal mission.

Amy’s recent accolades include: 2021 “Winter Park Magazine” People to Watch; 2021 “Orlando Business Journal” Women Who Mean Business; 2021 #CREi Top LinkedIn Influencers in Commercial Real Estate; 2020 Orlando Regional REALTORS® Association (ORRA) Young Professional Network “20 Under 40” Rising Star; 2020 Globe St. Real Estate Forum “Fifty Under 40” Commercial Real Estate Professional; 2019 Connect CRE Next Generation Award; 2019 Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Winter Park Champion of the Year nominee; 2019 ORRA Good Neighbor Award Recipient; and 2018 & 2019 Central Florida Association of REALTORS® Circle of Achievement Award.

Amy lives in the Winter Park / Maitland area with her husband Phil who is a well-respected business attorney and CEO of Forward Law Firm, toddler son Giovanni “Gio”, baby daughter Giulietta “Giulie”, and Duke the whippet (@DukeWhippet). Amy enjoys cooking, knitting, traveling, reading, golfing, playing poker, and spending quality time with loved ones. For more information about Amy, visit www.amycalandrino.com