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The Create Your Life Series helps listeners maximize their potential and results in the areas of personal development, entrepreneurship and travel by sharing the experiences, daily habits and defining moments of high achievers from around the world.

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CYLS 136: Limitless: A CTO’s Truth in Defining Herself in Her Industry & Life with Melissa Wahnish
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Melissa Wahnish is a professional comedic actress turned hacker/developer. Using her self-taught programming skills, she founded Ruby Thursdays, a free weekly online show that gives junior rail developers tutorials, tips, and tricks to help them grow. Melissa organizes the Dev Dialogue meet-up which is the longest running Ruby Meetup in New York City. Along with her husband, Todd Wahnish, Melissa is the Co-Founder of Gigtilt.com, a service that simplifies and automates online payments. When she’s not leading development through innovation, Melissa enjoys sci-fi and knitting.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Melissa Wahnish went from comedian/actress to Founder/developer. This leap may seem unexpected, but Melissa is a rockstar! Finding time to run several companies with her husband, Todd, participate in Meetups, and raise a family, Melissa gives advice on all matter of issues that women may encounter at work. From overcoming the feeling of imposter syndrome to using her acting skills in her CEO role, her advice is crucial to anyone starting out in a new career and those looking to advance in the workforce.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to crafting your skills outside of your business.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to use networking to hone in on what works best for you.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Melissa shares two critical experiences that helped her improve as a developer when she was just starting out.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for standing out from your peers at work.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for getting your first job, as a junior developer.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to overcoming the biggest personal challenges you may face in your career.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Melissa gives advice to young women looking to make waves as engineers, CTOs, and founders of companies.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to silence the naysayers.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s always about bringing people joy.” - Melissa Wahnish on entrepreneurial work, Episode 136</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You do the best you can at the things you can control.” - Melissa Wahnish, Episode 136</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s definitely about being that thought leader. So it’s about getting your name out there and being a part of the community.” - Melissa Wahnish on using Meetup as a resource, Episode 136</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Do the customer development, even when you’re building for yourself, so that you can serve others.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 136</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“That’s been the biggest thing, is really to own what you can do and what you’ve done. Just to own it as opposed to thinking you can’t do it.” - Melissa Wahnish, Episode 136</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://startupleadership.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Startup Leadership Program</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://generalassemb.ly/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">General Assembly</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">courses</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.meetup.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Meetup</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.meetup.com/devdialogue/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Dev Dialogue Meetup</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://trello.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Trello</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://rubythursday.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ruby Thursday</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://gigtilt.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Gigtilt</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://aarting.bigcartel.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Aarting</span></a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><strong><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Hobbit-Lord-Rings-Fellowship-Towers/dp/0345538374/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536727122&sr=1-4&keywords=lord+of+the+rings"> <em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Lord of the Rings</span></em> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Series</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by J.R.R. Tolkien</span></strong></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s never boring.”</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Own your accomplishments.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Speak your mind.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Choose something that makes you happy and joyful.</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Melissa Wahnish:</strong></p> <p><a href="mailto:melissa@rubythursday.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">melissa@rubythursday.com</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 135: Identity, Masculinity, and Fatherhood: An Entrepreneur Creates Community Change with Jason Rosario
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bronx native Jason Rosario is a social entrepreneur, content curator, and founder of The Lives of Men, an integrated media and lifestyle brand that covers the stories and the diverse interests of men of color. Early in life, he was taught the importance of hard work, sacrifice, resolve, and faith which have served as guiding principles in his life’s journey. Having witnessed first hand the socio-political norms that disproportionately affect disadvantaged communities of color, Jason dedicated his work to increasing the flow of opportunities to young men of color. Having earned his MBA from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business, he previously worked with leading financial firms such as UBS, Deutsche Bank, and CBRE. Jason’s interests focus on the intersection of masculinity, identity, and self-actualization. Featured on numerous media outlets and delivering keynote speeches at international conferences and at colleges and universities in the tri-state area, he aims to inspire, activate, and nurture the development of well-rounded men.</span></p> <p><br /> <strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Many cultures dissuade men from expressing emotions, in favor of being the “strong, silent” type. This way of thinking has been carried down through generations, and it has a particularly telling effect on men of color. Jason Rosario and Kevin have a frank discussion about how Jason’s company, The Lives of Men, is promoting healthy masculinity. Additionally, Jason and Kevin share how they have worked to build healthy masculinity into their own lives.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to building a healthy perspective about masculinity.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to use your friends to stay accountable to your goals.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jason shares his path to becoming an entrepreneur with the hope that it inspires anyone just starting out or looking to take the first step.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for giving back to the people who support you and have your back.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jason explains how emotions and accepting emotions fits into healthy masculinity.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">An unexpected strategy for deciding whether to take a huge risk in your corporate career.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Just more importantly though, the maturity level that it instills in you. The level of discipline that you have to have to be able to move in spaces where you don’t have the basic comforts of home. That’s what all that experience at a young age taught me.” - Jason Rosario on helping caring for his family while growing up, Episode 135</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“What you learn about yourself is, through those experiences, is not what you’re going to learn in any academics.” - Jason Rosario on fatherhood, Episode 135</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Education is something no one can even take away from you.” - Jason Rosario, Episode 135</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I try to keep people around me that are going to remind me that I am worthy just because I exist. My lived experience alone is what makes me enough.” - Jason Rosario, Episode 135</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Something that me and my friends, we talk about often is we have success amnesia. Sometimes we forget how far we’ve come and the great strides that we have made.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 135</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If we’re asking men to be more vulnerable and more in touch with their emotions, then that’s something that women are uniquely positioned and prepared to be able to teach us.” - Jason Rosario, Episode 135</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“What you resist, persists.” - Jason Rosario, Episode 135</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I think what I’ve realized is the biggest challenge I’ve ever had to face was not living and not subscribing to the notions of what other people think my life should be.” - Jason Rosario, Episode 135</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Authenticity, to me, is doing what you would do if nobody else was looking and being in alignment.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 135</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Touch-Inner-Guidance-Trust-Yourself/dp/1622032071/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536462639&sr=1-1&keywords=in+touch+prendergast"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">In Touch: How to Tune In to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by John J. Prendergast, PhD and Rick Hanson, PhD</span></em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://passionplanner.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Passion Planner</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://evernote.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Evernote</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Black-Choice/dp/0449219984"> <em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice</span></em></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Dennis Kimbro and Napoleon Hill</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Landmark-Bestseller/dp/1585424331/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=V9QV8M643GEP5PYTHJ9B"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Think and Grow Rich</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Napoleon Hill</span></em></li> </ul> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Be-Man-Guide-Masculine-Power/dp/1622032292"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">To Be a Man: A Guide to True Masculine Power</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Robert Augustus Masters, PhD</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Will-Change-Men-Masculinity-Love/dp/0743456084"> <em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love</span></em></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">by Bell Hooks</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho/dp/0061122416"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> The Alchemist</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Paulo Coelho</span></em></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” - Paulo Coelho</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be true to yourself. Believe in yourself.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Surround yourself with the right people that will support you.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Use failure as motivation and not as an excuse to stop.</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Jason Rosario:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/kingkhepri/?hl=en"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kingkhepri</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/jrosario79"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/jrosario79</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/wjasonrosario/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> www.linkedin.com/in/wjasonrosario</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>The Lives of Men:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.thelivesofmen.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.thelivesofmen.com/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/thelivesofmen/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/thelivesofmen/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/thelivesofmen?lang=en"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">twitter.com/thelivesofmen</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/thelivesofmen/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/thelivesofmen/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p><br /></p>
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CYLS 134: Making an Impact While Saving the World - How Renewable Energy Drove a CEO to Success with Benoy Thanjan
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As the Founder and CEO of Reneu Energy, Benoy Thanjan took his passion for sustainability and renewable energy and turned it into a company that has traded $27 billion in solar renewable energy credits (SREC). He attributes his success to his time working as a SREC trader in the Project Finance Group for SolarCity, a company that merged with Tesla in 2016. With a BS in finance and economics from the Stern School of Business and an MBA in finance from Rutgers University, Benoy has an extensive financial background. Having previously worked as the Vice President at Vanguard Energy Partners, he focused on project finance solutions for commercial scale solar projects. In addition, Benoy used his financial expertise while working for Ridgewood Renewable Power, Deloitte and Touche, Ernst & Young, and D.E. Shaw and Co. His current company Reneu Energy provides consultation for other companies looking to save money, modernize their energy use, and implement solar energy practices.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Alternative energy sources have been gaining in popularity over the past several decades. However, public knowledge still lags behind when it comes to clean energy such as solar. Many people are unaware of the substantial benefits, including a reduction in financial burden, that result from switching to renewable energy. Benoy Thanjan, a juggernaut in the solar energy world, explains how he decided to make the leap to entrepreneurship, creating a company that combines his passion, his knowledge of finances, and his goal of making an impact in the world.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to build passive income streams while succeeding at your primary job.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for continuing to evolve as an entrepreneur.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to add additional value to your company.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for strengthening relationships with clients.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why giving back and community are so important for entrepreneurs.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to take a more proactive approach to goal setting.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Benoy’s strategies for deciding what projects demand his time and attention.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Not getting overconfident. Continue to be humble. Continue to develop myself. Continue to add value to our clients.” - Benoy Thanjan, on being successful as an entrepreneur, Episode 134</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If I never tried starting my business, there would always be a regret in my life. Even if I failed, there would always be the regret of never trying.” - Benoy Thanjan, Episode 134</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I feel like entrepreneurship’s a lot about instincts and gut feel.” - Benoy Thanjan, Episode 134  </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“When you wait on people, you give your power away.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 134</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“They’re not willing to make the sacrifice and the discipline and put the work and take the failure. They don’t realize how much failure. They see the outside and they don’t see behind the scenes.” - Benoy Thanjan, on the misconception about starting a business, Episode 134</span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“A lot of times in entrepreneurship, you can’t control a lot of things that are happening. It’s a journey and it’s mentally controlling yourself. And mentally realizing what you can control and what you can make the difference. And there’s a lot of things you can’t control. And that makes a huge difference on being successful or not in life.” Benoy Thanjan, Episode 134</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We’re focused on progression, not perfection.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 134</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Apple hardware</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://gsuite.google.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Google</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">apps</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://voice.google.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Google Voice</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.google.com/calendar"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Google Calendar</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.google.com/gmail/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Gmail</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Headspace</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">app</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Power-Habit-What-Life-Business/dp/081298160X"> <em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We do in Life and Business</span></em></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">by Charles Duhigg</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/How-Stop-Worrying-Start-Living/dp/0671733354"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">How to Stop Worrying and Start Living</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Dale Carnegie</span></em></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” - Reinhold Niebuhr</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” - Vince Lombardi</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">Do what you’re passionate about, because that’s your true self</span></strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Accept failure</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Never give up</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Benoy Thanjan:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.reneuenergy.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.reneuenergy.com</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/benoit0212/?hl=en"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/benoit0212</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/bthanjan/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.linkedin.com/in/bthanjan/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 133: Evolving into the C-Suite Role: Keys to Managing Over 19,000 Memberships with Mia Hairston
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mia Hairston is the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Nationwide Insurance. In this role, she oversees entreprise-wide strategies and execution for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion</span><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">ensuring that her techniques are implemented across the company</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Through her expertise and dedication,</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Mia has been recognized by Smart Business, Savoy, and Black Enterprise Magazine from among the top Chief Diversity Officers and Leaders.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Infusing</span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">her knowledge of psychology and business administration, Mia has forged strong partnerships and relationships with business unit councils at both the local and national level. She believes that we can do more together than apart, and she possesses a relentless passion for seeing everyone reach their full potential and feel valued for their contributions.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mia Hairston has mastered excelling in the workforce. In this episode she discusses how her childhood experience of being raised in a Hispanic culture while being African American shaped her identity. Equipped with her academic and on the job training, she actively works to understand human behavior and meet the needs of the 19,000 memberships she oversees. And, as Mia explains, you need more than money, status, and a title to be happy at work and in life. She shares her personal path to success and concepts you can use now to advance your career.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mia’s strategies for growing into a career.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to create and hold yourself to set standards in your career.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for balancing work and life.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of taking in and receiving feedback.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to use Mia’s acronym N.E.A.T. to help evolve and advance in the workplace</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">N. (find your North star)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">E. (Excellence)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A. (being your Authentic self)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">T. (Teachable to help evolve and advance in the workplace)</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mia’s goal setting methods.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The most important components to consider when climbing the corporate ladder.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I was trying to find out who I was as an African American and as an African American female. What I found through that quest was I was always me, no matter where I was.” - Mia Hairston, Episode 133</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The best thing to protecting your brand is you have to know and understand your brand.”- Mia Hairston, Episode 133</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“A lot of people who argue with feedback. They get feedback, and they want to argue with the feedback. And they want to say why that perception is. But at the end of the day, nobody cares about why the perception is. Because the reality is you’re perceived that way.” - Mia Hairston, Episode 133</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“A sponsor pulls you through. A sponsor is someone who pounds on the table for you when you’re not around.” - Mia Hairston, Episode 133</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“A sponsor has power to move your career and open doors.” - Mia Hairston, Episode 133</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“And a mentor really, quite frankly, is someone whose your sounding board. A mentor is who you have your ugly cry with.” - Mia Hairston, Episode 133</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If It’s Just About dollars and titles and a corner office with marble floors you’re destined to fail, because it won’t be enough to keep you” - Mia Hairston, Episode 133</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Being excellent requires you showing up when nobody else is looking.” - Mia Hairston, Episode 133</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“There’s opportunity in low expectations.” - Kevin Y. Brown on taking an idea and pursuing it, Episode 133</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You build your confidence by consistently doing what you say that you’re going to do.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 133</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://www.box.com/home"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Box Software</span></a></strong></li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://products.office.com/en-us/home"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Microsoft Office</span></a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/21-Irrefutable-Laws-Leadership-Anniversary/dp/0785288376"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow Up</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by John C. Maxwell</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">“</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">” - The Bible</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">You’re worth it.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Someone somewhere needs your talent, and needs your skills, and needs you to contribute big, not small.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Live a life of service, live a life of constantly giving back.</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Mia Hairston:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/hairstm"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">twitter.com/hairstm</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/mia-hairston-sphr-cdp-8645b91"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> www.linkedin.com/in/mia-hairston</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 132: CEO Talks - Dynamic Partnerships and the Formula for Picking Your Inner Circle with Doreen Rainey, Alechia Reese, and Todd Wahnish
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Doreen Rainey</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Doreen Rainey works as the Vice President of Operations at Act Like A Success, a Steve Harvey company. As a personal and business coach and speaker, she shares practical and implementable strategies, tools, and processes to get desired results. To stay up to date on the latest information across a multitude of fields, Doreen frequently interviews and talks with experts, thought leaders, and industry insiders. She then shares her insights with clients and the community.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Alechia Reese</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A certified professional international speaker and author of award-winning book</span> <a href= "https://www.alechiareese.com/product-page/eating-elephants"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Eating Elephants</span></em></a><em><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span></em> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">Alechia Reese has worked with big name companies including Progressive, UPS, BET, and Verizon. Specializing in brand identity, strategic marketing, public relations, and execution, she is the</span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">Director of PR and Creative Marketing for Soledad O’Brien’s PowHERful Foundation. Alechia’s commitment to empowering others was rewarded in the form of the Woman of Power Award presented by Bank of America and NABA NYC.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Todd Wahnish</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Todd Wahnish is the Founder of cleverera.com.. He is an award winning artist, animator and product designer having created notable works for Marvel Entertainment, Cartoon Network, and artist Jeff Koons. He holds a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art, is married to his beautiful co-founder and loves making things people want through story centered design.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whether you’re a CEO, a founder of a successful startup business, or a high-achieving employee, everyone needs to form partnerships and relationships in the business world. But how do you know if a partnership can be fruitful or if the value you contribute is recognized by your client? Kevin invites Doreen Rainey, Alechia Reese, and Todd Wahnish to this episode of CEO Talks to hash out what it takes to be an asset in a partnership while staying true to your goals.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets and techniques for building and maintaining relationships and partnerships.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Crucial steps to take when doing work for free without diminishing the value you provide.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Doreen shares strategies for landing game-changing partnerships.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for establishing authentic relationships.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to make client testimonials really work for you.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to salvage a relationship if a business venture falls apart.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for deciding who to bring into your inner circle.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.radicalsuccessinstitute.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">The RADICAL Success Institute</span></a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I always encourage people, ‘What can you do right now from where you are, to show people that you’re bringing something to the table?’” - Doreen Rainey, Episode 132</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Yeah, you know you want the partnership, but people do business with people who they know, trust, and like. In order to get to the liking piece, they’ve got to get to know you and trust you.” - Alechia Reese, Episode 132</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“So when you start to launch a business, you have to start thinking about, ‘What is it that I can provide? What is it that I can present that is positioned as a free value or something that shows my value to another business?’ But where, from your perspective, from your footprint, it is a win-win.” - Tom Wahnish, Episode 132</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You want to operate with an MVP. That minimal viable product.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 132</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’m always telling people that you never know who’s watching and so you always have to bring your A game.” - Doreen Rainey, Episode 132</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“There’s always a seat at the table for excellence.” - Alechia Reese quoting her mentor, Episode 132</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I think what’s also interesting about that is the idea behind bringing excellence, the idea behind bringing your A game. It’s not necessarily about showing off. Right? It’s about understanding and proving the benefits to the other person.” - Todd Wahnish, Episode 132</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“In a world full of liabilities, you’ve got to figure out how you can be the asset.” - Alechia Reese, Episode 132</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Doreen Rainey:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://doreenrainey.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">doreenrainey.com/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/doreenrainey/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/doreenrainey</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/DoreenRainey?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor"> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/DoreenRainey</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/doreenrainey/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.linkedin.com/in/doreenrainey</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/CoachDoreenRainey/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/CoachDoreenRainey</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Alechia Reese:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.alechiareese.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.alechiareese.com/</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/alechiareese/?hl=en"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/alechiareese</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/alechiareese?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor"> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/alechiareese</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/alechiareese/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.linkedin.com/in/alechiareese</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/alechiareese/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/alechiareese</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Todd Wahnish:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cleverera.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.cleverera.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/wahnish"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/wahnish</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/wahnish"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">twitter.com/wahnish</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/todd.wahnish"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/todd.wahnish</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /></p>
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CYLS 131: How Childhood Poverty and Observation Shaped One of New York City’s Most Influential Advocates of Change with Stanley Fritz
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stanley Fritz is the New York City campaign manager at Citizen Action of New York. He is the engineer and co-host of Let Your Voice Be Heard radio, and fights for progressive issues and standing up for disenfranchised communities through organizing activism and storytelling.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This week, Kevin is joined in the studio with special guest Stanley Fritz, a huge voice in New York City’s Political and social change community involvement. Stan’s experience growing up impoverished in New York drew him into awareness of issues confronting NYC residents to provide a voice to push for power among the underserved and underrepresented. He has championed bills to make public transportation cheaper and much more. In this exclusive discussion he proves that drive and determination are key components to ensuring change.  </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">**Special Guests: Art McGinley and Mark Moriarty who Kevin met at the recent Podcast Movement conference were also in attendance.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Three crucial tips for mobilizing people and creating change to affect politics.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for staying humble and grounded when working in politics.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Stanley impresses the importance of having a 10 year plan.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of staying grounded in the people to ensure success.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for setting goals.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Kevin’s secrets to keeping yourself focused.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for continuing to learn and become better in all areas of your life.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets for deciding when to pivot and go in a different direction.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I think that it’s super important for us to make sure that we do amazing things and look to impact people both positively and abundantly when we have the opportunity and we have the platform to do so. ” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 131</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“At that age, the way that I looked at it was, ‘Something is wrong, because no one cares enough to speak up and no one has enough power.’ So in the beginning, it was ‘I need to accumulate as much power as possible so that I can change things.” - Stanley Fritz, Episode 131</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I figured out that politics was the way that you move things. Because even if you couldn’t change things, you would have enough power through your political position to move the people that could.” - Stanley Fritz, Episode 131</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“When the bar is so low that people don’t expect you to be a regular, living person, it’s an accomplishment when you prove them wrong.” - Stanley Fritz, Episode 131</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Politics is all about organized money, organized people, organized dollars.” - Stanley Fritz, Episode 131</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The personal is the political.” - Stanley Fritz, Episode 131</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“There seems to be this idea that poor people just commit crimes because they’re bored. No! They’re trying to survival.” - Stanley Fritz, Episode 131</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“This is a validation nation. We’re always waiting to be validated by somebody else.” - Stanley Fritz, Episode 131</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I don’t think that you can fail. The only way to fail is to quit.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 131</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I don’t believe that you should be the same person three months from now that you are now.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 131</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” - Oscar Wilde, quoted by Ant McGinley, Episode 131</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://www.ontheleftside.co.uk/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">On the Left Side</span></a></strong></li> <li><a href="https://awesound.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Awesound</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://live.fb.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook Live</span></a></li> <li><a href="https://medium.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Medium</span></a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><strong><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho/dp/0061122416"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> The Alchemist</span></em></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Paulo Coelho</span></strong></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If you don’t give me heaven, I’ll raise hell.” -  Jay-Z</span></strong></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stop waiting.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stop waiting.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stop waiting.</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stanley Fritz:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://lyvbh.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Let Your Voice Be Heard Radio</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stanfritz/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/stanfritz/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/stanfritz?lang=en"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/stanfritz</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/stanley-fritz-567b286"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.linkedin.com/in/stanley-fritz</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 130: 10 Way to Proactively Move Your Corporate Career Forward and Behind the Scenes Look at the Hiring Process with Chad Bennett
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Chad Bennett</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Chad Bennett is an HR veteran, who previously worked at staffing agency Creative Circle and has worked in-house Human resource for Verizon corporate. He now currently works at IPG Mediabrands on the ad agency side. As a self-described creative when he’s not killing the HR game, Chad loves to create content and has turned his passion into the Abstract Square Podcast, a podcast focusing on different perspectives to which his audience members relate.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The current corporate environment necessitates being ahead of the game, even after you land a job. Sharing tips he has obtained from personal experience and from discussions with HR representatives, Kevin gives listeners ten tips for making sure that you are constantly taking steps to move forward in your career. Chad Bennett (Human resource professional), answers a myriad of questions from our audience, covering topics from salary negotiations to neutral non-job specific skills. If you’ve ever wondered about the hiring process, this episode will ensure you are well-prepared for your next interview.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for amping up your confidence before walking into an interview.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to a company’s behind-the-scenes salary negotiation process.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to utilize altruism to advance in the workplace.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for obtaining recognition from the high-level leaders at your company.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to employ the use of situational questions to master an interview.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to make your resume stand out from the pile.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You do not want to be limited by your current title. Dream bigger.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 130</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“What is the difference between a mentor and a sponsor? In short,  mentors advise; sponsors act.” - attributed to Sylvia Ann Hewlett, quoted by Kevin Y Brown, Episode 130</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You want to be present for the higher level conversations that are taking place, because this is what’s going to set you apart and make your life different from most other people.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 130</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I think that it’s important to be the person who seeks alternative ways of thinking, doing, and being to breakthrough current standards in your field.”  - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 130</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The first thing that everyone needs to do before they walk into that interview is get their confidence level to the highest possible.” - Chad Bennett, Episode 130</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You want to make sure that your resume is able to tell a story when you’re not in the room.” - Chad Bennett, Episode 130</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You have to be able to show that you’re capable of doing whatever it is in this job. And the only way you’re able to do that is by representing your transferable skills.” - Chad Bennett, Episode 130</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Phone</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Malcolm-Told-Alex-Haley/dp/0345350685"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Malcolm X, Alex Haley, and Attallah Shabazz</span></a></em></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Do you, be you.”</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Surround yourself with people who have positive energy.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Establish a relationship with God, whoever your God is.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be happy. Find happiness.</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Chad Bennett:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/bennettchad"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.linkedin.com/in/bennettchad</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/chadbennett_?lang=en"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">twitter.com/chadbennett_?lang=en</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Abstract Square Podcast:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://soundcloud.com/abstractsquare"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">soundcloud.com/abstractsquare</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/abstract-square-podcast/id1363807675?mt=2"> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/abstract-square-podcast/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://player.fm/series/2150346"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">player.fm/series/2150346</span></a></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 129: Don’t Let Your Circumstances Crush Your Soul - How Time in Prison Turned into a Potential Million Dollar Startup with Vincent Bragg
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Vincent Bragg, co-founder and CEO of ConCre8tes, spent 121 months in federal prison. During that time, he studied law, wrote books, and organized think-tanks. The difficulties he experienced working in prison, including the low pay and forced labor, highlighted the need for a fair method to help incarcerated people.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Kevin welcomes Vincent Bragg back to the show, and luckily for our audience, he doesn’t mince words when it comes to his past. Giving an intimate and self-analytical examination of the events that led to his incarceration, Vincent shares how he transformed that time in his life into ConCr8tes. In describing the goals of the program, he pushes not only for empowering those whose power was stripped away, he also issues a call to action to others to get involved with the program and raise up their community.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to transcending the charisma code.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How building a team can make or break your business.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for people transitioning back into society after being incarcerated.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets all startup founders should know.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How teaching a transferable skill set can have ripple effects throughout a community.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for charting your course when faced with adversity.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for conceptualizing transferable skills.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to use self-evaluation to become more informed.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">“How do we repurpose this skill set and show this individual a new perspective, a new way of thinking and how do we build confidence and success out of that?” - Vincent Bragg, Episode 129</span></strong></li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Leaders always separate themselves from the pack.” - Vincent Bragg, Episode 129</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Being able to cultivate those things that we look at as defects, sometimes are really what the talent is. It’s just raw.” - Vincent Bragg, Episode 129</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You have to feed people’s talents, and help them to see that, ‘You know what? This might not necessarily be a bad thing, because it’s someone else’s opinion.’” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 129</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Vision and goals are two different things.” - Vincent Bragg, Episode 129</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“To speak about the narrative of making a mistake, getting out, and being able to make something of yourself afterwards. But also to debunk some of the myths around this lifestyle that’s glorified.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 129</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Success is determined by the dreamer but achieved with guidance.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 129</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The only thing that we can really duplicate is your ‘how.’” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 129</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Outsourcing tasks</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Jewish-Phenomenon-Enduring-Wealth-People/dp/1563525666"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The Jewish Phenomenon: Seven Keys to the Enduring Wealth of a People</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">by Steven Silbiger</span></em></li> </ul> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Thick-Face-Black-Heart-Philosophy/dp/0446670200"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Thick Face, Black Heart: The Warrior Philosophy for Conquering the Challenges of Business and Life</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Chin-Ning Chu</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Charisma-Code-Communicating-Language-Beyond/dp/194046840X"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The Charisma Code: Communicating in A Language Beyond Words</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">by Robin Sol Lieberman</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Process-Exploration-Intertwined-Relationship-Environment/dp/1451550146"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The Process of “I”: An Exploration into the Intertwined Relationship between Identity and Environment</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Emily Maroutian</span></em></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The scars from the battle are actually what allows the light to shine through” - Marcus Glover</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Know thyself</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Know your audience</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Read as much as you can</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Vincent Bragg:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/iamvincentbragg/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> www.instagram.com/iamvincentbragg/</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/IAmVincentBragg?lang=en"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">twitter.com/IAmVincentBragg?lang=en</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/gslicksta"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/gslicksta</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>ConCre8tes:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://concreates.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">concreates.com/</span></a></p> <p><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/concre8tes/</span></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/CONCREATES_"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">twitter.com/CONCREATES_</span></a></p> <p><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/concre8tes/</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 128: 10 Ways to Protect Your Brand and Take Control of Your Narrative with Kevin Y. Brown
<p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You may not realize it, but you</span> <span style= "text-decoration: underline;"><strong>are</strong></span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">a brand. And your brand directly affects your personal and professional life. With the universality of access to information, people can tell a lot about you quickly but without affirmation of whether the information is correct or flattering. Kevin breaks down 10 essential tips for protecting your brand and ensuring you have greater control of how you are represented. After listening to this episode, undoubtedly, you will take away something new.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to applying your brand across social media platforms.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How reading more improves your life, both personally and professionally.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The secret to turning a mentor into a sponsor.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to distinguish a mantra from a tagline.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why you should trademark your name and strategies for doing so.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for moving up the corporate ladder with the assistance of a sponsor.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to setting a standard as part of your brand.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The difference between a mentor and a sponsor is that a mentor’s going to advise you. A sponsor is going to advocate and actually has the power to influence, to get you opportunities.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 128</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The mantra is for you and your employees; it’s a guideline for what everyone does in their jobs, but a tagline is for your customers - it’s a guideline for how to use your product or service. For example, Nike’s mantra is, ‘Authentic athletic performance,’ but it’s tagline is, ‘Just do it.’” - Guy Kawasaki,</span> <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Art-Start-Time-Tested-Battle-Hardened-Starting/dp/1591840562"> <em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything</span></em></a><em><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span></em> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">Episode 128</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Show up and show out.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 128</span></em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I had to literally innovate and create right there. And that’s what preparation is about. It’s being prepared for whatever can come about and making sure that you’re ready.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 128</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If you do those things.. you set the goal, meet the goal, do the work, then you will be able to create your life, because you are essentially working towards the things that you want to.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 128</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You can request a mentor. But you have to earn a sponsor.” - Donald Comer, Episode 128</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Good work, you have to go sell yourself. Great work, other people talk about it.” - Chris Winton, Episode 128</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Earning a mentor who is in reality a sponsor is the greatest success that an individual can have in terms of moving their career forward.” - Donald Comer, Episode 128</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">"Set the goal, meet the goal, do the work." - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 128</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Art-Start-Time-Tested-Battle-Hardened-Starting/dp/1591840562"> <em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything</span></em></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Guy Kawasaki</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 127: CEO Talks - 30 Ways to Grow Your Audience and Keep Them Hooked with Cordaro Johnson and Todd Wahnish
<p><strong>About our Guests:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Cordaro Johnson</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cordaro “Haize” Johnson is the host of The Awakened Soul podcast, a podcast that provides listeners with weekly analysis of culture by delving into media, movies, and music. Prior to The Awakened Soul, Haize hosted a podcast with thousands of active listeners.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Todd Wahnish</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Todd Wahnish is the Founder of cleverera.com.. He is an award winning artist, animator and product designer having created notable works for Marvel Entertainment, Cartoon Network, and artist Jeff Koons. He holds a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art, is married to his beautiful co-founder and loves making things people want through story centered design.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Many of our listeners have asked for Kevin’s suggestions for building a podcast audience. To tackle this issue, Kevin, Cordaro “Haize” Johnson, and Todd dive in and breakdown their tips. From comparing how the different social media platforms can be used to grow and maintain your audience, to what an ethical bribe is, and to why Robert Greene’s books should be on your radar. Even if you aren’t an entrepreneur, this episode will help you find your personal path in your career.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to maximize Bitly.com links to understand your audience.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for reaching your desired audience through thoughtful use of social media.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for building up to an ethical bribe.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to building value in your podcast through collaboration.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to using Meetup to reaching a wider audience.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to holding a purposeful giveaway that will keep your audience coming back.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“When someone has a general interest and love for what they’re talking about, people endure themselves to that.” - Cordaro “Haize” Johnson, Episode 127</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Being on all platforms is okay. And it can have its advantages. However, you don’t need to be on twelve different platforms. I feel like you need to build up, instead of out .“ - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 127</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“And I think that it’s important for you to understand where’s your audience hanging out at. Right? So are they on Instagram? Are they on Twitter? You know, and I think that that actually comes by picking the people who you want to be like and understanding where their followers are and how people are digesting their content.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 127</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I think that you’re guilty by association and amazing by association.” - Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 127</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Your content may get people to listen, but it’s you who are going to get people to stay.” - Cordaro “Haize” Johnson, Episode 127</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Somewhere online people are dealing with whatever problem that you are trying to solve, and they are talking about it passionately.” - Todd Wahnish, Episode 127</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Amateurs make something so that they can sell it... Professionals sell it first, they sell it so that they can make it.” - Todd Wahnish, Episode 127</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://bitly.com/">Bitly</a> - Cordaro “Haize” Johnson</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.quora.com/">Quora</a> - Todd Wahnish</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.google.com/">Google</a> - Todd Wahnish</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.reddit.com/">Reddit</a> - Todd Wahnish</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://soundcloud.com/">Soundcloud</a> - Cordaro “Haize” Johnson</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://anchor.fm/">Anchor</a> - Cordaro “Haize” Johnson</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/?lang=en">Twitter</a> - Cordaro “Haize” Johnson</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/">Facebook</a> - Kevin Y. Brown</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.instagram.com/?hl=en">Instagram</a> - Kevin Y. Brown</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/">YouTube</a> - Todd Wahnish</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.meetup.com/">Meetup</a> - Todd Wahnish</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://github.com/">GitHub</a> - Todd Wahnish</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.clickfunnels.com/">Clickfunnels</a> - Kevin Y. Brown</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/DotCom-Secrets-Underground-Playbook-Growing/dp/1630474770/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1530584367&sr=8-2&keywords=clickfunnels"> <em>DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online</em></a> by Russell Brunson - Kevin Y. Brown</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/48-Laws-Power-Robert-Greene/dp/0140280197">The 48 Laws of Power</a> (unabridged version) by Robert Greene - Todd Wahnish</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/50th-Law-50-Cent/dp/006177460X">The 50th Law</a> by 50 Cent and Robert Greene - Todd Wahnish</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Strategies-War-Joost-Elffers-Books/dp/0143112783/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8"> <em>The 33 Strategies of War</em></a> by Robert Greene - Cordaro “Haize” Johnson</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Mastery-Robert-Greene/dp/014312417X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8"> Mastery</a> by Robert Green - Cordaro “Haize” Johnson</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Spys-Guide-Thinking-Kindle-Single-ebook/dp/B00XZCYHRW/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530587496&sr=1-3&keywords=john+braddock"> A Spy’s Guide to Thinking</a> by John Braddock - Todd Wahnish</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Propaganda-Edward-Bernays/dp/0970312598/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8"> <em>Propaganda</em></a> by Edward Bernays - Todd Wahnish</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dads-CASHFLOW-Quadrant-Financial/dp/1612680054/ref=la_B00L22B8BK_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530588263&sr=1-2"> Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom</a> by Robert T. Kiyosaki - Kevin Y. Brown</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Millionaire-Mind-Mastering-Wealth/dp/0060763280/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530588449&sr=1-1&keywords=secrets+to+the+millionaire+mind"> Secrets to the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth</a> by T. Harv Eker - Kevin Y. Brown</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho/dp/0062315005/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530588545&sr=1-1&keywords=the+alchemist"> The Alchemist</a> by Paulo Coelho - Kevin Y. Brown</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/What-Makes-Great-Extraordinary-Achievement/dp/0385483961/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530588701&sr=1-1&keywords=what+makes+the+great+great"> What Makes the Great Great: Strategies for Extraordinary Achievement</a> by Dennis Kimbro - Kevin Y. Brown</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Cordaro “Haize” Johnson:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">t</span><a href= "https://theawakenedsoulpod.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">heawakenedsoulpod.com</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/theawakenedsoulpod/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/theawakenedsoulpod/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/AwakenedSoulPod"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">twitter.com/AwakenedSoulPod</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/TheAwakenedSoulPod"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/TheAwakenedSoulPod</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/CEOHaize"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">twitter.com/CEOHaize</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Todd Wahnish:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cleverera.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.cleverera.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/wahnish"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/wahnish</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/wahnish"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">twitter.com/wahnish</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/todd.wahnish"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/todd.wahnish</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 126: Insight to Mastering the Hard Things and Running a Sustainable Business
<p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for Kevin! He shares what’s new from giving an empowering speech to middle schoolers to planning for a professional development training he will be leading for a corporation. Kevin fields questions from our listeners including describing the best day of his life, what he is most excited about for his trip to Africa, and what happens after he finishes recording an episode of CYLS. Todd Wahnish of Clever Era joins Kevin to dissect the path to becoming an entrepreneur.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to shaping your goals from the two essential definitions of entrepreneurship.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The four must know tools needed to create your life.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The key mindset all entrepreneurs must have to become successful.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to keynote speech preparation.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for discovering a viable business idea.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’m excited to see who I’m going to be, the person that I’m going to be on the other end of this. And that really has me excited and thirsty for knowledge. But most of all, knowledge of life, because I feel like you can learn so much from people and their ways of being.” – Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 126</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Because at the end of the day, you know, doing a presentation is really, it’s a performance, especially if it’s a keynote. And you need to perform well, but the only way for you to perform well is to actually engage your audience. And, in order for you to engage your audience, then you really, really have to have them involved and make sure that your presentation is about them.” – Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 126</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s only by confronting those hard things and then attacking them head on that we can actually move ourselves to the next level and get our, you know, and really create our lives in the way that we want to create them.” - Todd Wahnish, Episode 126</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“An entrepreneur is somebody that takes personal responsibility for somebody else’s problem. And what that means is that it’s not about you. It’s about your customer, it’s about your client. It’s about everybody else. Not you.” - Todd Wahlish, Episode 126</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” - Anonymous, quoted by Kevin Y. Brown Episode 126</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.” - Rene Auberjonois, quoted by Kevin Y. Brown  Episode 126</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/100-Ways-Motivate-Yourself-Forever/dp/1564147754"> <em><span style="font-weight: 400;">100 Ways to Motivate Yourself: Change Your Life Forever</span></em></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">- Steve Chandler</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> <strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 125: How Hurricane Katrina and A New York Hustle led to a Flourishing Career in Journalism with Selena Hill
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p>Selena Hill is an award-winning entrepreneur-journalist with a passion for social justice and women empowerment. She currently works as the Digital Editor for Black Enterprise Magazine and she is a host of Let Your Voice Be Heard (<a href= "https://lyvbh.com/">https://lyvbh.com/</a>), an award-winning radio program on 90.3FM, the Voice of Harlem. Her resume includes previously working at NV Magazine, being a TV Correspondent Assistant Producer for What’s Eating Harlem, serving as a Special Elections Reporter covering the 2012 U.S. Election, reporting current events for Russell Simmons’ globalgrind.com, and freelancing for New York Amsterdam News. In 2016 and 2017, Selena was honored with New York Association of Black Journalists Award for Best Blog Commentary Critic.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p>Selena found her path as a journalist when she visited New Orleans in 2006 and 2007 after Hurricane Katrina. Seeing the conditions of the Lower Ninth Ward, she wanted to become a “voice for the voiceless.” She describes having to work long, grueling hours as an intern and what she took away from the situation. She relays failing a job interview with CNN, and then going back years later and acing the interview. Selena pinpoints the defining moments in her life that helped her throughout her career. In remembering past interviews with guests on Let Your Voice Be Heard, Selena describes one experience in which she learned a valuable lesson about being a radio host and another experience that resulted in the radio program winning an award.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Strategies for becoming an award-winning journalist.</li> <li>Secrets to selling yourself and continuing to move forward and upward in life.</li> <li>How to balance life obligations.</li> <li>How to stay motivated.</li> <li>Strategies for goal-setting and ensuring personal growth each year.</li> <li>Strategies for standing out from others, particularly for women and people of color.</li> <li>How to handle “nay-sayers.”</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p>“If you don’t sell yourself, especially in our social media era that we live in, it’s basically like you don’t exist.” – Selena Hill, Episode 125</p> <p> “Visibility means so much. And not only is it, you know, self-serving, but you can really impact and influence and inspire other people’s lives. Like by being transparent and vulnerable and talking about your own struggle and your own journey.” – Selena Hill, Episode 125</p> <p> “I think it’s important to be very cognizant and strategic about how you are branding yourself online. Because if you’re going to exist online, but you’re not putting any thought behind it, then you’re probably doing yourself a disservice by just putting up anything that you happen to be thinking.“ – Selena Hill, Episode 125</p> <p> “Every struggle comes with a purpose. Like, there’s purpose in pain.” – Selena Hill, Episode 125</p> <p> “Find a way or make one.” – Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 125</p> <p>“It’s your responsibility to continue to move forward. And at the end of the day, you have to create your life.” – Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 125</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/">TweetDeck</a> – Selena Hill</li> <li><a href="https://hootsuite.com/">Hootsuite</a> – Selena Hill</li> <li><a href="https://www.google.com/docs/about/">Google Docs</a> – Selena Hill</li> <li><a href="https://live.fb.com/">Facebook Live</a> – Selena Hill</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>The Bible</em></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <ul> <li>“I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” – <em>The Bible</em></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Identify your authenticity and be your real self.</li> <li>Stay true to who you are and don’t let anyone push you off it.</li> <li>Be patient and humble.</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Selena Hill:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/msselenahill/?hl=en">www.instagram.com/msselenahill</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/MsSelenaHill?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor"> twitter.com/MsSelenaHill</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/selena.hill">www.facebook.com/selena.hill</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p> <p>Have your podcast edited, mixed and mastered by the experts: <a href= "http://www.podcastlaundry.com">www.podcastlaundry.com</a> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 124: From Strife to STEM - How to Use the Past To Brand Yourself with Janeya Griffin
<p><strong>About our Guests:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Janeya Griffin</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">At the age of 16 years, Janeya Griffin faced significant hardship when her parents were incarcerated and she raised herself and her 6 year old brother. Since that time, she has dedicated herself and her career towards entrepreneurship, advocating for technology and social justice, and examining generational wealth, specifically within underserved communities. Having gained experience serving as a contractor for federal labs and organizations across the country, including the National Aeronautic Space Agency (NASA), Janeya recently founded a consulting start-up called The Commercializer, a strategic firm that actualizes independent inventors, intellectual assets, and monetizes entrepreneurs’ ideas. In addition, she co-founded the creative agency ConCre8tes which focuses on helping men, women, and children behind bars and beyond by changing how society views people with criminal histories.</span></p> <p><br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Vincent Bragg</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Vincent Bragg, co-founder of ConCre8tes, spent 121 months in federal prison. During that time, he studied law, wrote books, and organized think-tanks. The difficulties he experienced working in prison, including the low pay and forced labor, highlighted the need for a fair method to help incarcerated people.</span></p> <p><br /> <strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Janeya recounts her childhood and its impact on her personal development. She offers valuable insight, describing the importance of understanding one’s past and how it influences your life. Having taken an introspective look at herself, Janeya explains how she took advantage of opportunities that motivated her. Vincent, her co-founder of ConCre8tes, discusses the origins of ConCre8tes. He explains how the agency empowers incarcerated and formally incarcerated people return to work.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for using your passion to find your purpose.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How intentionality helped Janeya identify her career path.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to move forward and use the lessons encountered along the way.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why personal branding is important.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Keys to turning adversity into an opportunity for growth and finding your direction.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Vincent’s experience while incarcerated helped him discover a way to help others who were previously or are currently incarcerated.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of ownership of ideas and property rights.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Until I started, like, questioning, ‘Like, okay. Why am I the way that I am? Good and bad?’ Right? ‘Um, what makes me tick? What instances or situations have happened in my life that have, kind of transformed, like my journey and things like that, and brought me to this place that I’m at right now?’” – Janeya Griffin, Episode 124</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I decided that I wanted to go into my 30s with forgiveness and healing.” - Janeya Griffin, Episode 124</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“So, to me, you know, you remind me of the ladies from ‘Hidden Figures.’ You know what I mean? Who were doing their thing? Just the importance and the representation, I think is just so dynamic.” – Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 124</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Being humble enough to ask for help. And then being wise enough to listen when people are talking to you and helping you find your way.” – Kevin Y. Brown, Episode 124</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’ve learned to listen in the midst of chaos.” - Janeya Griffin, Episode 124</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“When you allow this many people to be intentional about an outcome of something, we’re able to manifest that.” – Vincent Bragg, Episode 124</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://trello.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Trello</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">– Janeya Griffin</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://gsuite.google.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">G Suite</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">– Janeya Griffin</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><strong><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Automatic-Millionaire-Expanded-Updated-Powerful/dp/0451499085"> <em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Automatic Millionaire</span></em></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by David Bach – Janeya Griffin</span></strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Process-Exploration-Intertwined-Relationship-Environment/dp/1451550146"> <em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Process of “I”</span></em></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Emily Maroutian – Vincent Bragg</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <p><strong>Janeya Griffin:</strong></p> <ul> <li>“There are no problems, only solutions.” – John Lennon</li> <li>“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you.“ – Byron Katie</li> </ul> <p><strong>Vincent Bragg:</strong></p> <ul> <li>"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - Frederick Douglass</li> </ul> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Janeya Griffin:</span></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Invest in ourselves and our communities.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Giving with the intent to grow.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Collaboration over competition.</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Vincent Bragg:</span></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Self-realization.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Authenticity.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">To live your best life, find something that you can’t live without.</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Janeya Griffin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/janeyagriffin/?hl=en"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/janeyagriffin/?hl=en</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/janeyagriffin"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">twitter.com/janeyagriffin</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/JaneyaGriffin/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/JaneyaGriffin/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Vincent Bragg:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/iamvincentbragg/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> www.instagram.com/iamvincentbragg/</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/IAmVincentBragg?lang=en"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">twitter.com/IAmVincentBragg?lang=en</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/gslicksta"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/gslicksta</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>ConCre8tes:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://concreates.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">concreates.com/</span></a></p> <p><a href="about:blank"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/concre8tes/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/CONCREATES_"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">twitter.com/CONCREATES_</span></a></p> <p><a href="about:blank"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/concre8tes/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><br /></p>
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CYLS 123: 10 Ways To Maximize Conference and Networking Opportunities with Kevin Y. Brown
<p>In this episode Kevin gives his top strategies for making the most of conferences and networking opportunities. He gives his hacks and secrets to walking away with business and how to measure whether you should attend an event.</p>
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CYLS 122: How Two Sisters Have Revitalized A Pre - Digital Industry with Caroline Strzalka
<p>In this episode Caroline shares her secrets and roadmap to revitalizing a pre- digital industry. Taking the floral industry by storm, she and her sister have managed to raise funding, pivot and garner amazing partnerships that have pushed them to over 300 subscribers and counting.</p>
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CYLS 121: The Audacity to Leap and The Audacity to Be with Latesha Williams
<p class="p1">In this episode Latesha speaks about the power of interning for Source Magazine at the age of 14, Convincing Lebron James to take on social media, uncle Jay-Z and how relationships have helped her to scale a seven figure business.</p>
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CYLS 120: Secrets to Finding Love on Tinder And Growing Your Podcast Audience with Evan Griffin and Candice Davis
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong><strong>Evan:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>When it comes to being AWESOME, Evan Griffin is truly the definition of it. Carefully crafted his Professional, Entertainment, and Musical career, Evan has worked for some of the top Retail and Manufacturing companies in world, still finding time to Executive Produce 3 Podcast, write & record music, as well as being a loving Father. Passionate about what he does, Evan prides himself on Achievement, Education, Motivation, and Family.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Candice:</strong></p> <p>Candice Davis is a 10 year veteran in the entertainment business.  She found  her love for entertainment while attending college. There she had  a top ranked radio show and interned at an concert arena. That is how he journey began. Candice is now taking her own personal experiences and sharing them with the world.</p> <p> </p> <p>Candice is the host of <em>The Little Miss Entertainment Show</em> podcast. in her shows she shares her party planning secrets, style on a budget tips, relationship advice and much more.  The show also has a ton of guests stop by to share their thoughts as well.</p> <p> </p> <p>Candice goes by the name Little Miss Entertainment because that is exactly what she  is. In a recent interview Candice explains "It gives me such joy to be able to do things to put  a smile on peoples faces. I love everything from throwing surprise birthday parties for my family members to making my friends favorite meals. These are the things that are the most important to me."  </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p>In this episode, Evan and Candice discuss finding love through the tinder app, growing their podcast audiences, making a relationship work by understanding what they have in common, the HBCU vs. PWI experience and 8 secrets to happiness.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The truth about the HBCU vs. PWI experience</li> <li>Tips to make mindset breakthroughs as a female in corporate America</li> <li>Tips to re-create your brand at work</li> <li>Secrets to co-working with your significant other</li> <li>8 secrets to happiness</li> <li>The power of the tinder app and real love</li> <li>Setting boundaries to maintain a successful private but public relationship</li> <li>Strategies to grow your podcast audience</li> <li>Tips to host a successful live event</li> </ul> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong> </p> <p>“I went through a relationship before…. and I allowed myself to go through the healing process and didn’t start dating until I was ready and serious about dating” <strong>- Evan Griffin Episode #120</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>“I was legitimately talking to her, trying to get to know her and see what we have in common so we could grow as a couple” <strong>Evan Griffin Episode #120</strong></p> <p><strong>on his first tinder date</strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>“You know that you’re in love, when you’re being loved properly” <strong>- Candice Davis Episode #120</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>“Showing up and showing out is half the battle” <strong>- Candice Davis Episode #120</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>“When Evan’s in the spotlight I’m his biggest fan, when I’m in the spotlight He’s my biggest fan there’s no competition within this relationship it’s 100% support.” <strong>- Candice Davis Episode #120</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li>youtube.com</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Candice:</strong> <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CR6AM4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1"> Who Moved My Cheese</a></p> <p><strong>Evan</strong>: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017H7FUIK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1"> The Happiness Project</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Candice:</strong> “Turn your wounds into wisdom” - Oprah</li> <li><strong>Evan:</strong> “<em>Dream them dreams then man-up and live them dreams, because a life without dreams is black and white, and the universe flows in technicolor and surround-sound. - Combat Jack</em></li> </ul> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Candice:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Never give up,</li> <li>Stay focused</li> <li>Be supportive - support those who support you</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Evan:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Let it Go - (let go of residual feelings)</li> <li>Do it Now</li> <li>Believe in yourself</li> <li>Enjoy the process</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Evan:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://open.spotify.com/track/7L2hB3P7sqjQ9sO48EArCjwww.Instagram.com/"> https://open.spotify.com/track/7L2hB3P7sqjQ9sO48EArCjwww.Instagram.com/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/awesome_nobody/">https://www.instagram.com/awesome_nobody/</a></p> <p>https://twitter.com/awesomenobdy</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Candice:</strong></p> <p>https://www.candicedavisonline.com/</p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/lilmissent">https://www.instagram.com/lilmissent</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/lilmissent">http://www.twitter.com/lilmissent</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 119: CEO Talks - The ABC's of Entrepreneurship with Eric Fondren and Todd Wahnish
<p> <strong>About the Guests:</strong> </p> <p><em>Eric Fondren</em> is the CEO of Itell.io, a company that provides a digital advertising platform for ATM owners to digitally advertise to their customers.</p> <p><em>Todd Wahnish</em> is the Founder of Clever Era. Clever Era helps bootstrapped Entrepreneurs build businesses...even if you have no idea, no capital, and no technical ability. He is also an award winning artist, animator, and product designer with a portfolio that includes Marvel Entertainment, Cartoon Network, and artist Jeff Koons.</p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p>In this episode Todd, Kevin and Eric discuss the ups and downs of presales for Eric’s business, CEO experience truth’s about failing and re-starting up a business. Strategies to figuring out where your client is now and where they want to go. They also cover strategies to deciphering between good and unimportant advice.</p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <p>ABC = Always be conversing</p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Strategies to narrowing down your end user vs. customer</li> <li>Secrets to avoid the top two reasons startups fail</li> <li>The ups and downs of pre- sales for Eric’s business,</li> <li>CEO experience truth’s about failing and re-starting up</li> <li>Strategies to figuring out where your client is now and where they want to go. </li> <li>strategies to deciphering between good and unimportant advice.</li> <li>Strategies to presale your product before launch</li> <li>Methods to deciphering between an opinion vs. sound advice</li> </ul> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>“Start with a date to start, a day to complete and a go to Idea to plan to product” <strong>- Eric Fondren episode #119</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>“Your business always gets better if you expose it to the world around you” <strong>- Eric Fondren episode #119</strong></p> <p>“For anyone looking to start off or bootstrap their business, the conversation is the first thing you need to master because that’s how you invent word of mouth” <strong>- Todd Wahnish episode #119</strong></p> <p> “Whether its advice or not its still an opinion. Its whether or not its informed and contextual and relevant” <strong>- Eric Fondren episode #119</strong></p> <p> “What I learned very quickly was to trust and verify” <strong>- Todd Wahnish episode #119</strong> </p> <p>“A lot of times there can be truth in the advice but its up to you to know who you are and what you don’t want to be” <strong>- Todd Wahnish episode #119</strong></p> <p>“If you are worried about someone stealing your idea, then you don’t have a strong enough idea…and your not doing enough competitive research” <strong>- Eric Fondren episode #119</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>“Ideas are not businesses, ideas are thoughts that don’t have any physical form” <strong>- Todd Wahnish episode #119</strong></p> <p>“The money valuates the building of the product” <strong>- Todd Wahnish episode #119</strong></p> <p>“The ups are never as good as they feel and the downs are never as bad as they feel” <strong>- Eric Fondren episode #119</strong></p> <p>“Stay strong, make moves, work hard, take breaks” <strong>- Todd Wahnish episode #119</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><em>Eric:</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.itell.io/">http://www.itell.io/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/ericnfondren">https://twitter.com/ericnfondren</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericnfondren">https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericnfondren</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Todd:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cleverera.com">www.cleverera.com</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/wahnish">https://www.instagram.com/wahnish</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/wahnish">https://twitter.com/wahnish</a> </p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/todd.wahnish">https://www.facebook.com/todd.wahnish</a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 118: Inside the New 57 Billion Dollar Industry with Cannibis Tech CEO Jacobi Holland
<p>In this episode Jacobi shares his insight into the new 57 billion dollar industry of cannabis, his experience of going from ground floor to CEO, affects cannabis has had on his family and his reasoning for getting into the startup tech world.</p>
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CYLS 117: The HBCU Journey From Tech Starups to Entrepreneur and Marriage with Thomas Teel
<p><strong>out our Guest:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Thomas Teel is an Ad tech professional from Jamaica New York who is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, startup aficionado, technologist, entrepreneur and all around gentlemen. Thomas has worked with top companies such as Indeed Inc as well as the largest advertising agencies on the planet. Working with NewME Accelerator Thomas has helped to consult incredible minority entrepreneur's that have raised millions of dollars and also consulted small businesses as they enter the digital age. 
</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <ul> <li>In this episode Thomas discusses the power of attending an HBCU, remaining authentic while black in the corporate space and transistioning from corporate to entrepreneur and back to corporate. He also shares his strategies to getting out of his own way and setting himself up for success through taking initiative.
</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>How being from a tough neighborhood has helped Thomas endure the ups and</li> </ul> <p>   downs of his career</p> <ul> <li>Secrets to a how a village can help shape the trajectory of your life</li> <li><strong>The advantages of having early access to technology and</strong></li> <li><strong>Secrets to the importance of the HBCU experience</strong></li> <li><strong>Eye opening experiences and networking of HBCU’s</strong></li> <li><strong>The power of initiative and things coming full circle</strong></li> <li><strong>Tools to set yourself up for success</strong></li> <li><strong>Insight into the power of ad tech</strong></li> <li><strong>Secrets to navigating marriage and choosing the right partner</strong></li> <li><strong>Secrets to getting out of your own way</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>#1 Understand where you want to be and that nothing should stand between you and where you want to be</p> <p>#2 Thomas is super competitive</p> <p>#3 Be Authentic</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>“I’m really comfortable shaking the ceo’s hand because I’ve met much tougher guys in the streets” <strong>- Thomas Teel Episode #117</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>“I think the most important thing for me to do as a black professional… is to let someone else know you can be Cool, Black and Succeed” <strong>- Thomas Teel Episode #117</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>“</strong>When you’re looking to work in tech you need that credibility in saying that you started something on your own A. to really fit in the culture because everyone else has done that and B. so that you can have a proper conversation about something that you don’t know how to do” <strong>- Thomas Teel Episode #117</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Goal Setting Methods/ Measurements</strong></p> <ul> <li>Watching his bank account on a quarterly and weekly basis</li> </ul> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>“You can literally create the life that you want if you are willing to put the work in” <strong>- Kevin Y. Brown episode #117</strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.Evernote.com">http://www.Evernote.com</a></li> <li><a href= "http://enfluencemedia.com/">http://enfluencemedia.com/</a></li> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/abstract-square-podcast/id1363807675?mt=2"> https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/abstract-square-podcast/id1363807675?mt=2</a>
</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:        </strong></p> <p><strong><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/0743269519"> 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>“Between stimulus and response there is space. In that space is our power to choose ourresponse. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”<strong>           -</strong> <strong>Viktor E. Frankl</strong><strong>
</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ol> <li>be your authentic self</li> <li>reflect and look back</li> <li>find someone that you can confide in as an entrepreneur
</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Guest Name:</strong></p> <p>www.enfluencemedia.com</p> <p>www.Instagram.com/twteel</p> <p>www.twitter.com/twteel</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 116: The Road To Sirius XM with guest Host Todd Wahnish
<p>The Create Your Life Series celebrates accomplishing it’s two-year long goal of making it onto Sirius XM. In this episode guest host Todd Wahnish interviews Kevin about the journey and what is next for the show. Listen in for Kevin’s experience with dating shows and for surprise dancing in the studio!</p>
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CYLS 115: 10 Secrets You Should Know Before Starting Your Podcast With Kevin Y. Brown
<p>In this episode, Kevin provides his top secrets got the Create Your Life Series nationally syndicated to 100 million impressions per episode. He provides an in-depth overview of what to do before you start and actionable steps to take once you get started.</p>
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CYLS 114: New Daily Routines And 10 New Ways To Remain Consistent with Callers and Kevin Y. Brown
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin Y. Brown</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">motivational speaker, author and host brings you insights into the ins and outs of entrepreneurship each week with the Create Your Life series.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary:</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">is completely transparent, sharing his battles with consistency and how it has become his friend over the years.  He explains how his drive to stay consistent has helped him grow his team and create a solid foundation for his personal and team growth. He also gives his 10 ways to achieve with consistency daily and friendly callers across the nation  tell their methods for fighting the battle of consistency.</span></p> <p><br /> <br /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Kevin shares good vibrations with friendly callers across the nation who tell their methods for fighting the battle of consistency.</span> <strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to win the war with ourselves</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to not take life for granted</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why Kevin chose a new and improved morning routine</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of depending on your community for support</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of self-care</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to take feedback from others and not lose site</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Sometimes I have to take a step back, take a pause and do some self-care...I’m lucky enough to have people I can call who can step in when I am not up to par,” - caller Tenisha, Queens, NY episode #114</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I think self-care is important and a lot of people don't make time for that because they are so busy working and living their lives and supporting themselves.  You have to do self care...just take some time by yourself, a time to reflect on things. - caller Tenisha, Queens, NY episode #114</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Sometimes we wait and wait, even waiting on someone else to make the decision...when in reality we need to just jump out the window and make the decision for ourselves.” - Kevin Y. Brown episode #114</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Being consistent means you are sometimes going to have to operate without all of the information.”- Kevin Y. Brown episode #114</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Being an entrepreneur still applies to life. So whether you are starting a new company or if you say hey, I’m going to create a different type of life for myself, you are still in startup mode.  You yourself as a person are a startup to an extent.” - Kevin Y. Brown episode #114</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You have to do self care and it doesn’t necessarily mean spending a bunch of money” - caller Tenisha, Queens, NY episode #114</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Follow your gut and understand it.” - Kevin Y. Brown episode #114</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Don’t prioritize your schedule, schedule your priorities.”- Kevin Y. Brown episode #114</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Forgive yourself for the times you are going to fall off the wagon.”- Kevin Y. Brown episode #114</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Ask yourself, Why am I doing this, why is it important for me to remain consistent.”- Kevin Y. Brown episode #114</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Getting a seat at the table for the conversation is cool, but I want to reach the goal. Do it until it’s done” - Kevin Y. Brown episode #114</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Learn to Forgive Yourself, We all fall short of glory at some point” - Kevin Y. Brown episode #114</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Get out there, achieve and be great in life.” - Kevin Y. Brown episode #114</span></p> <p><br /> <br /></p> <p><strong>Kevin Y. Brown’s top ten (at least) ways to stay consistent:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have a morning ritual.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Schedule it.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Do things even when you don't feel like it.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Forgive yourself.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Take responsibility for the process, not the results.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Allow yourself to grow into who you want to be.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Post your goals and your reminders in your environment.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tell your friends and social media community what you are up to.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Keep your eye on your why.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Set specific goals.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Set boundaries.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Celebrate your wins.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Focus on progress and not perfection.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t have an all or nothing mindset.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have a night routine.</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 113: Strategies To Growing Your Meetup Group To 16,000 Members With The Product Guy Jeremy Horn
<p><strong>About Our Guest</strong></p> <p><strong>Jeremy Horn</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">is an award-winning,  product management veteran with 2 decades of experience leading and managing product teams.  Jeremy has held various executive and advisory roles, from the founder of several start-ups to driving diverse organizations in online services, consumer products, and wearables.  As founder of The Product Group, he has created the largest product management meetup in the world (16k+ members in NYC) and hosts the annual awarding of The Best Product Person.  Accelerating the next evolution of product management, Jeremy acted as creator and instructor of the 10-week product management course at General Assembly and The New School, and mentoring at Women 2.0 and Lean Startup Machine (where is has been a judge).</span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><strong>Jeremy</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">shares how his path of computer programming at five years old has helped him stay ahead of the curve and what is coming in the future of artificial intelligence. He also shares his secrets of building a 16k plus meetup group.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insights From The Episode:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The power of being ahead of the curve and changing with the times and technology</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of vision</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">New roles in agriculture, artistry, and writing being needed</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of AI technology and how it is creating new job opportunities</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Insights into Product Management</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The secrets of a great Product Manager</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Insights into the keys to a strong project manager</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Insights into Lean Methodology</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of Road Mapping</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Insights into companies generating revenue over time</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Keys to product success</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Insights into Product Meetups</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies to grow a meetup to 16k</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to set goals and achieve them</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Three Things Jeremy Looks For in Project Managers:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A drive to help others</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Creativity</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A people person</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes From The Show:</strong></p> <p> "Roadmapping is critical, its how you keep yourself on track, it's how you communicate with what you're doing internally and externally." - Jeremy Horn episode #113</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“When you think about AI, it can solve more problems at a greater scale than ever before.” - Jeremy Horn episode #113</span></p> <p> "Don't be a victim of death by comparison." - Kevin Y. Brown episode #113</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“AI is creating new opportunities for people who would not have had opportunities for jobs.”- Jeremy Horn episode #113</span></p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">“I didn’t pick product management as much as...i just realized I was doing it.”- Jeremy Horn episode #113</span></p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">“The best reason to go into product management...is you want to help people.”- Jeremy Horn episode #113</span></p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">“You are really in it to solve problems and generate revenue for the business.”- Jeremy Horn episode #113</span></p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">“A product managers will have a road map...at the end of the day you have to be a people person.”- Jeremy Horn episode #113</span></p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">“Don’t build anything just do a quick tiny slice and throw it out there, if it doesn't work, try something else.”- Jeremy Horn episode #113</span></p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">“Make sure you can be very adaptive.”- Jeremy Horn episode #113</span></p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">“Even Apple does research...market testing and experiments.”- Jeremy Horn episode #113</span></p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">“The meetups are laidback roundtable style..diving into product problems.”- Jeremy Horn episode #113</span></p> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">“You always want objectives to be measurable you always want the results to be verifiable  but someone else, not opinionated.”- Jeremy Horn episode #113</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Key</strong> <strong>Components</strong> to<strong> a Company Like Apple Consistently Being Able to Put Products Out:</strong></p> <p>     1. User testing</p> <p>     2. Experiments </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Three Things Why One Products Sells vs. another:</strong></p> <p>     1. Who has the better marketing</p> <p>     2. Who has a better market fit with the right movers in the       </p> <p>         industry faster</p> <p>     3. Who executes faster</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong> <a href= "https://cloud.google.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=na-US-all-en-dr-bkws-all-all-trial-e-dr-1003905&utm_content=text-ad-none-any-DEV_c-CRE_133492393327-ADGP_Hybrid%20%7C%20AW%20SEM%20%7C%20BKWS%20%7C%20EXA%20~%20Google%20Cloud-KWID_43700007037826251-kwd-6458750523&utm_term=KW_google%20cloud-ST_google%20cloud&gclid=Cj0KCQjw1-fVBRC3ARIsAIifYOOThLdY26LnMeHfCTCMjry5y_J4EtkN8X8OFzjFJoZeZy-ACDjRckoaAoeWEALw_wcB&dclid=CKGZw7G-jdoCFQJlAQod-5sGmw"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Google Cloud</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "https://console.cloud.google.com/launcher/browse?q=python&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=na-US-all-en-dr-skws-all-all-trial-b-dr-1003905&utm_content=text-ad-none-any-DEV_c-CRE_111432111607-ADGP_Hybrid+%7C+AW+SEM+%7C+SKWS+%7C+BMM+~+Python-KWID_43700009739678962-kwd-59903186691&utm_term=KW_%2Bcloud+%2Bpython-ST_%2Bcloud+%2Bpython&gclid=Cj0KCQjw1-fVBRC3ARIsAIifYONl8UUJ0rSmaGAiNFahtUrRPBHy2g02HV32EUzdTWUSlLDLzevXDeQaAorkEALw_wcB&dclid=COKw38e-jdoCFRYYAQodoUcF7Q&pli=1"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Python Cloud</span></a></p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote/Motto</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">: “Just do it” - Nike</span></p> <p><strong>Favorite Book</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">:</span> <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Neverending-Story-Michael-Ende/dp/0140386335/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1522244542&sr=1-1&keywords=neverending+story"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The Neverending Story</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Michael Ende</span></p> <p><strong>Three keys to creating your best life:</strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t forget to prioritize your happiness</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t overthink it</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Build relationships</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Jeremy Horn:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://theproductguy.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://theproductguy.com/</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://twitter.com/theproductguy"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://twitter.com/theproductguy</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/theproductguy"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/theproductguy</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/theproductguy"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.linkedin.com/in/theproductguy</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.theproductgroup.org"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.theproductgroup.org</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.theproductmentor.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.theproductmentor.com</span></a></p> <p><br />  </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /></p>
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CYLS 112: Secrets to Successful Business and Product Launches with Lenore Kantor
<p><strong>About Our Guest</strong></p> <p><strong>Lenore Kantor</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">is a strategic advisor to companies and individuals who are managing growth, innovation and change.  Lenore founded Launch Warrior to help emerging and established businesses and founders in the technology, creative, financial and professional services sectors to increase revenues, establish market leadership and achieve results by aligning their vision and values with their brand, messaging, strategy and culture. Lenore helps clients to clarify their positioning develop their leadership, manage corporate changes and go to market successfully.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><strong>Lenore</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">tells the difference between those who want to launch a company and those who succeed in launching a company. She shares the importance of finding your market, appreciating feedback, being around creative people, and branding yourself personally and professionally at the same time.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insights From The Episode</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets of the Launch Warrior beginnings</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of having an internal drive to become an entrepreneur</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of industry credibility</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of getting a variety of experience while working in the corporate world</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to choose the best clients for your business</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to outsource chief marketing roles</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for breaking down barriers for a successful launch</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to get past procrastination</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to stay motivated when times are challenging</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of bonding and networking with like minded individuals</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to balance your spiritual and professional life</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of goal setting</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes From The Episode</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I do believe people have these moments in their life where they realize something is not...the way they thought it would be.” - Lenore Kantor Episode #112</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Having navigated the corporate world I have a lot of experience managing teams, ...building brands, working with organizations.” - Lenore Kantor Episode #112</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Everyone has different experiences in life.  Then you need to look back and reflect and see what was the through line...the thing that made sense and tied everything together.” - Lenore Kantor Episode #112</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“What I found early on was there were people I really liked and I wanted to help but they didn’t want to invest in their business.  If they don’t want to invest in their business...it's kind of hard to grow if you are not looking to do the things you need to do to make your business better.” - Lenore Kantor Episode #112</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’m often working with teams...around what are you trying to achieve for the company, what are your priorities and goals, what are you trying to get to.  Then what resources do you have and what are your strengths so the two can come together so there can be a better focus and you can be more successful.” - Lenore Kantor Episode #112</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Perfectionism holds people back.  “People think unless its perfect I don’t want to go live...nothing is perfect, you can spend forever and it will never be perfect.  There needs to be a willingness to take a risk, to try… stick your toe in the water, try it and see how it goes.” - Lenore Kantor Episode #112</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The more clear you can be for your organization around what you are really trying to achieve... is that realistic?  If that is what you want to achieve then you actually have to say...what is it going to take to get there and am I prepared to make the investment necessary.” - Lenore Kantor Episode #112</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Progress is better than perfection.’ - Kevin Y. Brown episode #112</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Free advice is what it’s worth, its free.”- Lenore Kantor Episode #112</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Passion can get you really far...but at the same time you need to know what it takes to get people to engage in using whatever you are building.” - Lenore Kantor Episode #112</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“</span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">Correction is direction, feedback is love. by Dr. Rafael</span> <em><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Moffitt</span></em><span style= "font-weight: 400;">” - Kevin Y. Brown episode #112</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Everything is a lesson and an opportunity to learn.” - Lenore Kantor Episode #112</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Try to keep your vision and try to stay positive when you can.  The more positive and focused you can be, the more clarity you will have and the better opportunities to manifest what you want.” - Lenore Kantor Episode #112</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s really important to try and set goals...it will look different for different people.” - Lenore Kantor Episode #112</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">:</span> <a href= "https://evernote.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Evernote</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "https://www.smartsheet.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Smartsheet</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "https://www.17hats.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">17 hats</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://www.dubsado.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Dubsado</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">:</span> <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Big-Magic-Creative-Living-Beyond/dp/1594634726/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521535298&sr=8-1&keywords=elizabeth+gilbert"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Elizabeth Gilbert</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Three keys to creating your best life:</strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work on yourself</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Treat people with gentleness and kindness</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Try and tap into what you really want to create for yourself</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p><br /></p> <p><strong>Lenore Kantor:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://launchwarrior.net/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://launchwarrior.net/</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/company/launch-warrior"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.linkedin.com/company/launch-warrior</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/launchwarrior/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/launchwarrior/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/Launch_Warrior"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://twitter.com/Launch_Warrior</span></a></p> <p><br /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 111: Co-Founder Conflict And The Power Of Pivoting with Greg Alkalay
<p><strong>About Our Guest</strong></p> <p><strong>Greg Alkalay</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">is the Co-Founder and CEO of batteryPOP, the online and mobile video network exclusively for 6-11 year olds, where kids are in command of what “POPS.” Recently named among Café Mom’s Top 10 Mom-Approved Sites, the network features curated and unique content ranging from cartoons, live action series, and exclusive interviews covering top trending celebrities and topics for kids.  A Princeton University graduate, Greg’s passion for youth entertainment is further inspired by the enthusiasm of his own two children, Harper (3) and Dylan (6 months).</span></p> <p><br /> <strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><strong>Greg</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">discusses his bold, entrepreneurial leap and growth in digital children's media. He tells about "licking the frog," first thing every morning, balancing work with parenting, and creating his own distinct media platform. He shares his three jewels for those looking to create their best life.</span></p> <p><strong>Insights From The Episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies to monetize content</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of connecting with the kid audience at eye level</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How the audience is calling the shots</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to the kid creative process</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to decide to become an entrepreneur</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of emotional and financial support</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to freelance to support the business</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of partnerships</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to stay motivated in the down times</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Insights into moving past personal roadblocks</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to balancing life and work</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of accelerator programs</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to set goals</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to Deal with challenging moments</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes From The Show:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We facilitate great content and get it in front of kids where ever they are.” - Greg Alkalay episode #111</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“There is no filter when it comes to kids, they will tell you if something is good or if it is really not good.  If they ask to watch five times in a row, you know you have a great piece of content” - Greg Alkalay episode #111</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“When it comes to kids content, you need a human being to be apart of the process.” - Greg Alkalay episode #111</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I took that leap, it was plenty scary.  There is this myth of entrepreneurship that you drop everything and walk off a cliff and either you land on the next cliff and keep climbing up or you fall and plummet.  I had support, so I wasn’t diving into an abyss, I knew I would be ok if I took a run at this.” - Greg Alkalay episode #111</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Having a support network is very important.” - Greg Alkalay episode #111</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Partnerships are the lifeblood of entrepreneurship, I think going at it alone is a very difficult approach.”  - Greg Alkalay episode #111</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Look for someone who compliments your skillset.  You don’t necessarily need to be working with your best friend, unles you really have different approaches to business.”  - Greg Alkalay episode #111</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s not about being comfortable, it's about finding someone to fill the roles you are not good at.” - Greg Alkalay episode #111</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Focus is a very tricky thing.  When you are running a small business you’ve got a million things to deal with at once.  And how do you pick that one thing that is more important than something else.” - Greg Alkalay episode #111</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The two things I am most passionate about in this world are my family and this business I started.” - Greg Alkalay episode #111</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We want to grow this business and it comes down to, are we making money?’ - Greg Alkalay episode #111</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We were all kids at one point, everybody has a take on this.” - Greg Alkalay episode #111</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Keep dreaming and keep working, everything is going to be alright.” - Kevin Y. Brown episode #111</span></p> <p><br /> <strong>Resources Mentioned</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">:</span> <a href= "https://slack.com/lp/two?cvosrc=ppc.google.slack&cvo_campaign=894584152&cvo_crid=256925593615&Matchtype=e&utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=brand_hv&cvosrc=ppc.google.slack&cvo_campaign=&cvo_crid=256925593615&Matchtype=e&utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&c3api=5523,256925593615,slack&gclid=Cj0KCQjwkKPVBRDtARIsAA2CG6GHmFCPjkzDLmJIWhgx0NTkjlE1TEHTdos6BTJVU9Hj1qRXB3Jxp58aAuh_EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CNWn2K-f7dkCFRuasgod3IIH8w"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Slack</span></a></p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">: “</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">” Mark Twain</span></p> <p><strong>Favorite Book</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">:</span> <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Charlie-Chocolate-Factory-Roald-Dahl/dp/0142410314/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521079814&sr=8-1&keywords=book+charlie+and+the+chocolate+factory"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Roald Dahl</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Three keys to creating your best life:</strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Find somebody who wants to go through it with you</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have a plan for success but more importantly have a plan for failure</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Get sleep when you can</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Greg</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">:</span></p> <p><a href="mailto:friends@batterypop.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">friends@batterypop.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.batterypop.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.batterypop.com/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/galkalay75?lang=en"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://twitter.com/galkalay75?lang=en</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregalkalay/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregalkalay/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Batterypop/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/Batterypop/</span></a></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 110: Leaving The Money And Titles Behind To Chase Your Dreams with Nicole Valentine
<p><strong>About Our Guest</strong></p> <p><strong>Nicole Valentine</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">, the ”Small Business Champion”, is an entrepreneur, media personality, tech founder, business fitness coach, deal lawyer and strategist, passionate about helping you live your journey with confidence, courage & joy.  She is the creator, executive producer and host of TV Special, “Empower Lunch”, which aired in over 90 million US homes on RLTV and ABC Networks.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nicole Valentine is the Founder of Winly Playbook, a business strategy, data and productivity platform and small business community focused on executing daily wins.    She is the CEO of Synergy Business Development, a New York based business growth consultancy. She mentors New York small businesses through government agencies (SBS & MTA) and advises through organizations and corporations (Black Women Talk Tech & American Express OPEN Forum).</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><strong>Nicole</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">gives us the secrets to her transition from corporate America to entrepreneur, the ups, and downs of being in business, war stories of being a non-technical founder, secrets to picking the right business partner and superhero names.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insights From The Episode</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to grow up in an entrepreneur family</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to creating your own destiny</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of preparing before becoming an entrepreneur</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of having a good reputation in the business</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to supplement and earn money while building a business</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of technology in business</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The secrets to overcoming internal hurdles</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies to start fresh everyday</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of overcoming roadblocks and hurdles</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to see the Big Picture</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of a team and partnership in business</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of a strong circle of friends</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to goal setting: Vision Boards</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies to start and win at your business</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Power of being open and humble</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to the time frames it takes to grow a real sustainable business</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to being strong and following your dreams</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes From The Show:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“When you start your business you say who is your client?  Everybody.” - Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You have to go inside and think...how can I live my life to my best ability.”  - Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“When we are creating our own lives.  How do you want to be remembered?” - Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The life I want to live is one of purpose, of passion of pushing people to their next level.  Because I see what they can become.” - Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It takes about a good three years to really have a business model that works.” - Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s important to invest in your dreams.”  - Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You think you have enough money, but when you are starting a business sometimes you spend more than you may think.”  - Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I don’t believe that you have to starve as an entrepreneur or small business owner… you just have to have the right preparation and positioning for your next level”</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">- Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If you show up for your clients if you stand up for your clients and make sure that they are served they will continue to come back to you” - Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Don’t begrudge the movements that you make that seem like detours.  There may be times when you have to think about how to transform your business so it can be sustainable.”  - Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s one thing to have the tech tool in front of you.  It’s another thing to have the tool be transformative for the user.”  - Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If you are a small business or entrepreneur and you’re doing what you’re doing alone, then you’re not going to go far.”</span> <strong> </strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">- Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Keep our village tight.”  - Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“A bad partner can destroy your business.”  - Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Someone is always watching what you are doing...when you get that random phone call, then you know what you are doing..that you’ve planted the seeds.” - Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’m in a good place.  I’m in a place of love.”  - Nicole Valentine episode #110</span></p> <p><br /> <strong>Goal Setting Methods:</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">Vision Boarding</span></p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong> <a href= "https://www.winlyplaybook.com/#bnr"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Winly Playbook</span></a></p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">: “Travel light, live light.” Yogi Bhajan</span></p> <p><strong>Favorite Book</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">:</span> <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Things-Achebe-Chinua-Paperback-1994%C2%A3%C2%A9/dp/B00BP0JUGY/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=3TGGYQZ0YBAM2VVTFF9C"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Things Fall Apart</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Achebe Chinua</span></p> <p><strong>Three keys to creating your best life:</strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Love yourself</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Forgive yourself</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be your authentic self</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Guest Name:</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">Nicole Valentine</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.winlyplaybook.com/#bnr"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.winlyplaybook.com/#bnr</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.nicolevalentine.tv/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://www.nicolevalentine.tv/</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/NicoleValentineTV/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/NicoleValentineTV/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/NValentineTV"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://twitter.com/NValentineTV</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/nicolevalentinetv/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/nicolevalentinetv/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a>, <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 109: Gentrification Solutions and Personal Finance Strategies with Jerrod Delaine
<p><strong>About Our Guest:</strong></p> <p><strong>Jerrod Delaine</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">has worked in real estate private equity, consulting, not-for-profit advising and project managing. His efforts have included asset management, acquisitions, construction and development due diligence. He is currently the Director of Development for Carthage Real Estate Advisors LLC.  Carthage is a Harlem based development firm focused on affordable and market rate residential development.</span></p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">:</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jerrod talks about the process and hidden expenses of home buying in New York City, managing your finances and tips to get and keep your credit up. He shares his strategies to work-life balance and some amazing quotes to live by.</span></p> <p><strong>Insights From The Episode</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Insights into what gentrification is</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Addressing limited housing resources</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Getting involved in the real estate game</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Understanding emotions vs. the reality of real estate</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance if building bonds, networking and forming strong relationships in graduate school</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of building your credit and saving to purchase a home in New York</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The secrets to keeping your revolving credit lines down</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">PMI: what it is and how it works</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The hidden fees a home shopper can run into</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Building wealth off of credit</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Programs for first time home buyers</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies for home buying</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Balancing family and work life</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Self-care rituals</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Quotes From The Show:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We have to work at how to preserve our resources..one of the primary ways is ownership,”- Jerrod Delaine episode #109.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Real estate is an emotional thing...the place where your home is,”- Jerrod Delaine episode #109</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The world is changing around us literally,” - Jerrod Delaine episode #109</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“America is built on ownership, all of the laws, rules taxes it all benefits those who own this place,” - Jerrod Delaine episode #109</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“What is great about this business is you can make a couple good decisions and see exponential benefits,” - Jerrod Delaine episode #109</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Real estate is about forming relationships...but that is in a lot of other industries too,” - Jerrod Delaine episode #109</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You need to have that money saved up and ready for this journey you are running down,” - Jerrod Delaine episode #109</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Even some of the biggest companies in the world, in real estate, use leverage,” - Jerrod Delaine episode #109</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We can do more together, than we can as individuals,” - Jerrod Delaine episode #109</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Failure is not an option, be desperately dedicated,” - Jerrod Delaine episode #109</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The other part of gentrification in our neighborhood is we don’t own a lot of businesses in our community and support those businesses.”  - Jerrod Delaine episode #109</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">I-Phone,</span> <a href= "https://evernote.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Evernote</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Real-Estate-Development-Jerrod-Delaine-ebook/dp/B076NKRZTQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1521056790&sr=8-1&keywords=jerrod+delaine+books"> Real Estate Development: The Process</a> by Jerrod Delaine</p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Real-Estate-Development-Jerrod-Delaine-ebook/dp/B077WP9SRT/ref=sr_1_2?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1521056790&sr=8-2&keywords=jerrod+delaine+books"> Real Estate Development-Gentrification</a> by Jerrod Delaine</p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Real-Estate-Development-Jerrod-Delaine-ebook/dp/B075CQKKFV/ref=sr_1_3?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1521056790&sr=8-3&keywords=jerrod+delaine+books"> Real Estate Development: What is it?</a> by Jerrod Delaine</p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Desperately dedicated” - Jerrod Delaine episode #109</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Cherish this moment, the next one is always better,” - Jerrod Delaine episode #109</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">  </span></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=i+will+teach+you+to+be+rich++ramit+sethi&tag=googhydr-20&index=stripbooks&hvadid=241619015712&hvpos=1t1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6883578933444944387&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9005186&hvtargid=kwd-11468553909&ref=pd_sl_6kdhamicdv_b"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">I Will Teach You How To Be Rich</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Ramit Sethi</span></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_6?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=total+money+makeover&sprefix=total+%2Cstripbooks%2C201&crid=I3U9LB1UHQMN&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Atotal+money+makeover"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Total Money Makeover</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Dave Ramsey</span></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Richest-Man-Babylon-George-Clason/dp/0451205367/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1520862867&sr=1-3&keywords=richest+man+in+babylon"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Richest Man In Babylon</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by George S. Clason</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Three keys to creating your best life:  </strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Figure out your goals.  What will make you happy and are you working toward it?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Figure out how you can build for your family.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Give back.</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Guest Name:</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">Jerrod Delaine  </span></p> <p><a href="http://www.jerroddelaine.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://www.jerroddelaine.com/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/jerrod.delaine"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/jerrod.delaine</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerrod-delaine-b0718112/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerrod-delaine-b0718112/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/gjd244"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/gjd244</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 108: A Nude Perspective on Tech and Beauty with Atima Lui
<p><strong>About Our Guest:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Atima Lui <span style="font-weight: 400;">is a Harvard business school grad who started the company Nudest.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nudest is a company building patent-pending skin tone matching technology for humans of every color with computer vision and machine learning. Nudest is a technology solution to make it possible for people to find products that match their skin tone.  With a team consisting of software engineers Nudest’s website was created to offer the products which are “changing the definition of nude.” The patent-pending Nude Meter is available now on nudest.co.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Atima Lui discusses creating tech that redefines the standard of beauty for the world, secrets to staying confident, and the importance of sharing vision while leading the industry.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insights From the Episode:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nude doesn’t match 84% of the global population</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Love thyself techniques</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of surrounding yourself with positive, supportive and encouraging people.  </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Finding resources to inspire you.  </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of commiserating with a group of like-minded peers.</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Having goals that are clear about where you are heading.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of motivation is crucial.  </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Staying focused on your number one goal.  </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of getting feedback from your target market before moving ahead</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Knowing when to pivot</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Addressing your mental health needs</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to staying confident in yourself</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of expressing the overall vision to the team</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of celebrating every little thing as a team</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Secrets to working with family</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Shades of a product</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Insight on the ratio of working vs. planning</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes From The Show</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nudest is, “Changing the standard of beauty to match the full range of diversity in human skin.”  Atima Lui episode #108</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Some of the best start up ideas seem like a no brainer.” Atima Lui episode #108</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I think that when you are a little start up it is a big deal when you have a big company willing to negotiate with you... Just getting that seat at the table is massive and worthy of celebrating.” Atima Lui episode #108</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Atima Lui spent her youth “subconsciously consciously taking in imagery of what beauty is supposed to look like.”  Atima Lui episode #108</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;">"Learning my past, learning all of the people from whom i have benefitted and the shoulders that I stand on that is a big part of feeling proud and black” - Atima Lui Episode #108</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span> <span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;">"I have had to cut out some friends who are more about competition over community” - Atima Lui Episode #108</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span> <span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;">“I am around people who see my success as their success”  - Atima Lui Episode #108</span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Look inside yourself for what you are supposed to do with your life” - Atima Lui Episode #108</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"If you’re going to have a life partner…that person needs to be radically supportive of you, not just when it’s convenient for this person’s career… this person needs to see your success as their success, be willing to sacrifice for you to get where you need to be” - Atima Lui Episode #108</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;">“You have to create a standard and everybody else who comes into the arena they need to live by it, you also have to offer an experience and make people want to show up and that's a part of being authentic as well” - Kevin Y. Brown  Episode #108</span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Somebody might reject you right now, that's because they don’t know who you are, it will come full circle and they’ll be asking for your help or to work with you or they will have respect for you or they’ll find out not too long after.” - Kevin Y. Brown  Episode #108</span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Rejection is not final, the real key is not to internalize it" - Kevin Y. Brown  Episode #108</span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /> </span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">“Everything is not for you, but something is and that something nobody can take away” - Kevin Y. Brown  Episode #108</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong> <a href= "https://www.shopify.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Shopify</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Done is better than perfect.” Sheryl Sandberg</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;"> </span><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Lean-Women-Work-Will-Lead/dp/0385349947/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1520432035&sr=8-2&keywords=Lean+In+by+Sheryl+Sandberg"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lean In</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Sheryl Sandberg</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Three keys to creating your best life:  </strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Not to look outside yourself, but to look inside yourself for what you are supposed to do with your life.  </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you are going to have a life partner, that person needs to be radically supportive of you.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You want to find something that you are incredibly passionate about.  The entrepreneur life is incredibly hard, so you have to do something that makes you happy so you can go back and say, I’m enjoying this.  That way, as they say, you will never work a day in your life.</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p><br /> <strong>Guest Name:</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Atima Lui  </span></p> <p><a href="https://shop.nudest.co/pages/about-us"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://shop.nudest.co/pages/about-us</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/atimalui/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/atimalui/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/atimalui"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://twitter.com/atimalui</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/nudst.co/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/nudst.co/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/atima/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.linkedin.com/in/atima/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p><br /></p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 107: Chasing Curiousity While Affirming Your Future With Jonathan McCrory
<p> </p> <p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Obie award winning and Adelco nominated Harlem based artist who has served as director of Theatre Arts at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre since 2012.  He's also directed numerous productions including Dead and Breathing, HandsUp, Hope Speaks, Blacken The Bubble. He was awarded the Emerging Producer Award by the National Black Theatre Festival and Winston Salem North Carolina and the Torchbearer Award by Theatrical Legend Woody King Jr. He is a founding member of the collaborative producing organization Harlem 9, Next Generation National Network and The Movement Theatre Company. He sits on the National Advisory Committee for Black Theatre Commons and How Round. Was a member of the original cohort for Art Equity and is a proud emerge N.Y.C. Alumni A Washington D.C. native, and he attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in New York University,Tisch School of the Arts.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Jonathan shares secrets of his journey of going from actor to behind the scenes to becoming the director of theater at the National Black Theater at 25. He shares his mission of helping other creatives and secrets to make sure that his work is growing.</p> <p> </p> </li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Secrets to meaningful connections</li> <li>Secret to bridging the gap between the old and the new and still staying in alignment with Dr. Teer’s vision.</li> <li>How to deal with adversity of people who want things to stay the same</li> <li>How to go about setting and accomplishing goals</li> <li>Strategies on self care rituals</li> <li>How to gauge and make sure that the work you are doing is improving</li> <li>Rubrics/benchmarks to measure success</li> <li>Jonathan sees success of the work that is being accomplished by the human transformation of the people he is able to touch, and what they are able to accomplish.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 tips to survive as artist in the city</strong></p> <p> </p> <ol> <li> “Find your tribe, find the people who can share space with you and hold you down in love and in light and help you to lean into the discomfort in love and light” - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</li> <li>Dont get goal jacked</li> <li>Be generous</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 self care rituals that you use</strong></p> <ol> <li>Meditation</li> <li>Take baths</li> <li>Smile</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p>“Don’t Get Goal Jacked” - Jonathan McCrory Episode #107</p> <p> </p> <p>“I like joy, I love to smile, it was a gift given to me by mother and grandmother and my dad and all of those lineages coming together really helpled to cultivate a space where i got to learn black boy joy” - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</p> <p> </p> <p>“when you lead after voicing it with an intentionality of manifesting the resources from the universe provide it” - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</p> <p> </p> <p>“The algorithim to success: you have to uplift from the muck to become the diamond” - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</p> <p> </p> <p>“What you do not know is something you have to be generous in starting to know” - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</p> <p> </p> <p>“Your POV is limited because of the beautiful live you have been able to live” - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</p> <p> </p> <p>“The quest for greatness and purpose and for being energized is to dismantle those blind spots to a space where your pov has a 360 reality to it and then you start to become awakened to humanity” - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</p> <p> </p> <p>“The more specificity you have the more universal you will become” - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</p> <p> </p> <p>“If we are to be our ancestors wildest dreams…inside of that conversation is we are the vessels to manifest unfinished works” - - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</p> <p> </p> <p>“Whatever’s not serving me I send it back to the sender” - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</p> <p> </p> <p>“I strive for excellence and excellence is a moving target” - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</p> <p> </p> <p>“When I think I know excellence, there is another realm of excellence” - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</p> <p> </p> <p>“I will spend the entirety of my life trying to achieve with joy, curiosity and anticipation” - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/insight-timer-meditation-app/id337472899?mt=8"> Inside Timer App</a>-Apple</li> <li><a href= "https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.spotlightsix.zentimerlite2&hl=en"> Inside Timer App</a>-Android</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho/dp/0061122416">The Alchemist</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <ul> <li>“I’m my ancestors’ wildest dreams.”-Unknown</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Understand that this walk might physically be lonely by you’re never spiritually alone. - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</li> <li>Through silence you will interrupt the noise.  - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</li> <li>When you wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and honestly tell yourself you love yourself</li> <li>There’s nothing to fear inside of the darkness.  You are light.  - Jonathan McCrory episode #107</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p><strong>Guest Name:</strong></p> <p>www.jonathanmccrory.com</p> <p>Email Jonathan@natioanlblacktheatre.org</p> <p>www.Instagram.com/JYMC86</p> <p>Fb.com.com<a href= "https://www.facebook.com/mccrory1">/mccrory1</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 106: Love & CEOing - Secrets to Balancing Love and Entrepreneurship
<p>Two CEO couples share the blueprint for balancing entrepreneurship, parenting, and personal growth. They share secrets to finding a supportive mate and the importance of consistency.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Melissa Wahnish is the founder of RubyThursday, a free weekly online show that gives junior Rails developers bite sized tutorials, tips and tricks to help them grow.  Along with her husband, she builds startups for non-technical entrepreneurs.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Eric Fondren is the CEO of Itell.io, a company that provides a digital advertising platform for ATM owners to digitally advertise to their customers.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Todd Wahnish is the Founder of cleverera.com.. He is an award winning artist, animator and product designer having created notable works for Marvel Entertainment, Cartoon Network, and artist Jeff Koons. He holds a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art, is married to his beautiful co-founder and loves making things people want through story centered design.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Danielle Fondren is a program manager for a substance abuse center.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Kevin, Eric Fondren and Todd Wahnish team up with their wives Melissa Wahnish and Danielle Fondren to discuss love and how their relationships are impacted by having entrepreneurs in the family.  </span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to tell that you are in a good, healthy relationship</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to keep a healthy relationship while growing personally</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why searching for perfection doesn’t work</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to navigate the nuances of your partner</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tips to scouting the perfect mate, the importances of consistency</span></li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Consistency is how the person acts in different situations and just connecting with you as a person.</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The benefits of being inspired by your partner and complimenting when and where they come up short</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Insight on who to talk to while married</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of asking for help</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tips for setting boundaries when working from home</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The benefits of bringing in your spouse or someone you are dating slowly</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The work never stops and it takes a long time to see results</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to support an entrepreneur when the business isn’t going well</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The benefit of communicating your needs</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Secrets to balancing work, parenting and living your life:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Scheduling</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Parenting means working together</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work life will come into the home life from time to time and you support your partner</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Tips for dating an entrepreneur:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Take the risk</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be open</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be open to being wrong</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t be afraid to switch roles  </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Accept the crazy schedule and don’t be afraid to help out</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Show appreciation for the hard work</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“CE-Uh-Ohing” - Todd Wahnish Episode #106</span></p> <p> </p> <p>“When the person you are with inspires you to be yourself, not to put on, or  be something you're not... If you can purely be yourself, then that is the person for you.” <span style= "font-weight: 400;">-Danielle Fondren Episode #106</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“This is something you can be grumpy on inside.” - Melissa Wahnish Episode #106</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You don’t have to always say everything. Sometimes a touch, a look, or a gesture makes as much sense as anything else would. “-Eric Fondren Episode #106</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You have to really understand that the failure isn’t a failure of yourself and it’s not failure in the other person.“ Melissa Wahnish Episode #106</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Communicate your needs</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t be afraid to get into a relationship with an entrepreneur</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work together and be a team</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Melissa:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Email:  </span><a href= "mailto:melissa@rubythursday.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">melissa@rubythursday.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/_rubythursday_"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://twitter.com/_rubythursday_</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.rubythursday.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.rubythursday.com</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Danielle:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/dannni_face"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/dannni_face</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Eric:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.itell.io/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://www.itell.io/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/ericnfondren"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://twitter.com/ericnfondren</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericnfondren"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericnfondren</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Todd:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cleverera.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.cleverera.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/wahnish"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/wahnish</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/wahnish"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://twitter.com/wahnish</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/todd.wahnish"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/todd.wahnish</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 105: Focus on Focus - 20 Ways To Re - Focus and Stay Focused Throughout The Year
<p>Kevin provides his 20 strategies to re - Focus and Stay Focused Throughout The Year. He also discusses his birthday celebration,<br /> journey in NYC with friends along with his new wake up schedule. and secrets to making it to 100 episodes.  </p>
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CYLS 104: Surviving The Shark Tank - Lessons From Over 5,000 Shark Tank Pitches with Brandon Andrews
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>A communicator, social innovator, and entrepreneur, Brandon Andrews works with Values Partnerships to lead a nationwide casting tour focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank. He is also leading an effort to support entrepreneurs through developing a network of capital, skill-building, and other resources. </p> <p>In 2015, Andrews worked with A+E Networks, iHeartMedia, and the United Way to develop the Shining A Light Concert for Progress on Race in America, Shining a Light Fund, and Conversations on Race in America documentary. </p> <p>Previously, Andrews worked as a consultant assisting disruptive and social impact organizations with digital strategy, online advocacy, and navigating the federal system. He spent 5 years in the U.S. Senate where he handled technology, small business, and defense policy.</p> <p>Andrews assisted in planning the first My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Data Jam, which laid the groundwork for evidence-based MBK work around the country. He is also a mentor for Qeyno Labs' MBK hackathons, engaging thousands of young men of color in computer science education nationwide. He was appointed to the D.C. Commission on National and Community Service.</p> <p>Brandon provides commentary on policy, politics, and entrepreneurship on TVOne, BBC, NPR, Fox News, and other outlets.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>In this episode Brandon shares his secrets to garnering and sustaining relationships that have put him in positions of power. Tips on surviving on ABC's shark tank, calculating what you should be paid for your time, paid vs free work and his journey of becoming a man.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Reasons why always being of service helps</li> <li>Strategies to sustain relationships both professional and personal</li> <li>3 keys to sustaining relationships – find the right people to make sure you</li> </ul> <p>are in the right company, be consistent, build layers to your relationships,</p> <ul> <li>How to Decipher between authentic and in-authentic relationships</li> <li>The importance of keeping your word</li> <li>Tips on how to calculate what you should be paid for your time</li> <li>Tips on how to survive the Shark Tank show</li> <li>Tips on if you should take venture capital funding</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <ul> <li>“The spark of innovation and the grit that you need to grow a business overtime, those attributes exist in every community, every zip code, every area around the country and really around the world but the resources do not.” – Brandon Andrews episode #104</li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li>“Your heart might be right, your mind might be right but that doesn’t mean that your wallet will be right from volunteering to do work” – Brandon Andrews episode #104 on volunteering vs. being paid for your time</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>“The key to not being taken advantage, the key to making sure it makes sense is to do check ins with yourself and check ins with whoever is in power at the organization.” – Brandon Andrews episode #104</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://buffer.com/">https://buffer.com/</a></li> <li><strong>Brandon’s phone number:</strong> 2028313031</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Heroes-Hero-Worship-Heroic-History/dp/1461064619"> On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History - Thomas Carlyle</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/The-Fire-Next-Time/dp/B0014EAHHM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1517387421&sr=1-1&keywords=Fire+next+time"> The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "mailto:https://www.amazon.com/HBRs-Must-Reads-Managing-Yourself/dp/B00YZ3595Y/ref=sr_1_1%3Fs=books%26ie=UTF8%26qid=1517387468%26sr=1-1%26keywords=on+managing+yourself+harvard"> Harvard Busines Review's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself</a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong> “My feet’s is tired but my soul is rested” – Sister Pollard</p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><strong> </strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ol> <li>Raise your hand and volunteer</li> <li>Do what you have to do no matter what, keep moving forward</li> <li>Connect to something bigger than yourself</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Guest Name:</strong></p> <p>www.brandonandrews.me</p> <p>www.Instagram.com/yesbrandon</p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/brandontalk">http://www.twitter.com/brandontalk</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/Brand.Andrews">https://www.facebook.com/Brand.Andrews</a></p> <p><strong>Brandon’s phone number:</strong> 2028313031</p> <p>  </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 103: Goal Crushing Workshop Re-cap and 10 Ways To Plan and Host Your Own Event
<p>In this episode participants from the goal crushing worshop come on air to discuss their experience at the seminar and which goals they are looking forward to accomplishing this year. Kevin also gives out his 10 ways to plan and host your own event.</p>
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CYLS 102: CEO TALKS - Difficult Negotiations with Eric Fondren and Todd Wahnish
<p>Kevin, Eric and Todd give in depth insights of their experiences negotiationing to change terms, dodging shady characters who try to take advantage of them and understanding that a deal is not real until it is paid for not signed for.</p>
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CYLS 101: What Are You Thankful For?
<p>In this episide guests call in from around the country and discuss what they are thankful for and are hopeful for in the New Year. They alsoo share strategies to make your dreams come true.</p>
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CYLS 100: Making My Childhood Dreams Come True
<p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p class="p1">Kevin walks us through his of making his 12-year-old dreams come true. During this episode many who have witnessed his growth, sacrifices and triumphs on the journey to where he is now call in and share their stories from the sidelines.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p>  </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 099: 10 Ways To Make Yourself An Investible Asset
<p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Listeners (CYLS family) call in and share their 3 things that make them invest in others. They also share what they are looking forward to in the new year.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Listener #1 Melany Ellis</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>3 qualities you look for in people when you decide to invest in them:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Confidence</li> <li>Be Informed About What You Are Seeking</li> <li>Be Genuine</li> <li>Let Your Passion Shine Through</li> <li>Her friends invest in her because they see her walk, she is walking in her purpose</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What is your big goal for next year:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Flexibility</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Listener #2 Derek Devan</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 qualities you look for in people when you decide to invest in them:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Discipline</li> <li>A person keeps their word</li> <li>Action</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Why do your friends invest in you?</strong></p> <p>Because he is a positive person and loves to motivate others to do what they want to do.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What is your big goal for next year:</strong></p> <p>To become financially intelligent, start his businesses and set goals by writing them down</p> <p> </p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Listener #3 Tearra Vaughn</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 qualities you look for in people when you decide to invest in them:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Ability to connect</li> <li>Network</li> <li>Share insights</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Why do your friends invest in you?</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Confident</li> <li>Team Player</li> <li>Shares Resources</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>What is your big goal for next year:</strong></p> <p>To make the most of their collaboration </p> <p><strong>Listener #3 Charlton McKinney</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 qualities you look for in people when you decide to invest in them:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Everyday Attitude, How Enthusiastic They Are, How Inspired</li> </ul> <p>They Are</p> <ul> <li>Self Starter</li> <li>They Practice Appreciation</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Why do your friends invest in you?</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Optimistic</li> <li>Solution Focused</li> <li>Huge On Communication</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>What is your big goal for next year:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>To Expand His Startup <a href= "http://www.insanevegan.com">Http://Www.Insanevegan.Com</a></li> <li>Set Goals</li> <li>Weekly Scheduler And Calendar</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Listener #3 Kris Brice – Bell (Memphis)</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 qualities you look for in people when you decide to invest in them:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Confidence</li> <li>Are you pursuing the goals that you want to pursue, do</li> </ul> <p>   you have a plan</p> <ul> <li>What have you overcome</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Why do your friends invest in you?</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Persistent</li> <li>Positive/ half- full perspective</li> <li>Do things well even if its the slower route</li> <li>Never give up</li> </ul> <p><strong>What is your big goal for next year:</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <ul> <li>The difference between a dream and a goal is, a dream is</li> </ul> <p>   something you think of a goal is something that you write</p> <p>   down</p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Big goal for next year is to investing in himself, cryptocurrency, and real estate</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>“Anybody can talk about what they are doing and what they are passionate about, not everybody is walking in their purpose and living it” - Melany Ellis Episode #99</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/6-Months-Figures-Peter-Voogd-ebook/dp/B00QJITFC6"> 6 months to Six Figures</a></strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.insanevegan.com">Http://Www.Insanevegan.Com</a></p> <p>https://shopmodelatelier.com/</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p>  </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 098: CEO Talks – Setting And Achieving Goals For Your Organization with Lenore Kantor and Eric Fondren
<p><strong>About our Guests:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Eric Fondren is the CEO of Itell.io, a company that provides a digital advertising platform for ATM owners to digitally advertise to their customers.</li> <li>Lenore Kantor is a branding and launch expert who has introduced more than 100 new products, services and business processes across a wide range of technology and financial services companies over 20+ years. A hands-on executive, she has built new product management and marketing communications functions from scratch, led international teams and budgets both large and small. <strong> </strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <ul> <li>Kevin, Lenore and Eric discuss their personal and organizational challenges that they are looking to improve upon. Each of them also outlines their goal setting and achievement processes for their businesses.</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Identifying your biggest challenges in the CEO seat</li> <li>Understanding product market fit and the right customers</li> <li>key indicators of clients</li> <li>Get paid upfront from your time and effort = helps you distinguish</li> </ul> <p>   between clients that are serious</p> <ul> <li>How to hire virtually</li> <li>How to get to achieve your inner peace as a CEO</li> <li>The importance of a daily routine</li> <li>The benefits of investing in life outside of work</li> <li>How to close more by finding the right clients</li> <li>Breaking down goals for your organization</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p>“whether or not you ask yourself if you’re doing enough is the mark of an entrepreneur and you shouldnt be upset about the question being asked you should be worried about how you are answering the question.” - <strong>Eric Fondren Episode #98</strong></p> <p>“We have to get beyond the transactional to the relational” <strong>- Lenore Kantor</strong> <strong>Episode #98</strong></p> <p>“If you have a role and your hiring for it the person needs to be able to come in and do that job, it should not be that they come in and learn” - <strong>Eric Fondren</strong> <strong>Episode #98</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><em><strong>Eric:</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.itell.io/">http://www.itell.io/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/ericnfondren">https://twitter.com/ericnfondren</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericnfondren">https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericnfondren</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Lenore Kantor:</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><a href= "http://www.launchwarrior.net">http://www.launchwarrior.net</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/lkantor">http://www.twitter.com/lkantor</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/launch_warrior">http://www.twitter.com/launch_warrior</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href= "https://www.linkedin.com/in/lenorekantor/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/lenorekantor/</a></strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 097: Pt. 2 The Journey From Failed Startup to 2 Successful Companies with Su Sanni
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p>Su is the CEO & Co-founder at WeDidIt, a New York-based tech company that helps nonprofit organizations fundraise online. For the last 6 years, Su has helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations raise funds and find new donors through WeDidIt's innovative technology. Some of WeDidit’s customers include Amnesty International, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, NYC Coalition Against Hunger, LA Zoo, and Stupid Cancer. and he is now working on a new venture called dollaride on the side. <strong>
</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary:</strong></p> <p>Su takes us on his journey of failing in one startup to creating two successful companies. He teaches us the importance of flexibility, how self awareness has helped him in his partnership and how to run a company as a non – technical founder.</p> <p> <strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Strategies to create a strong team</li> <li>how to bounce back after your company fails</li> <li>The importance of sales experience and how to acquire the selling skill</li> <li>Why and how saying No is a superpower
The importance of self-awareness to learn where your gaps are as an entrepreneur</li> <li>The benefits and challenges of being a non-technical co-founder</li> <li>The importance and ways to build trust in a partnership</li> <li>How to stay grounded after receiving norotoriety and funding</li> <li>Keys to setting and accomplishg goals as a team</li> <li>Keys to a successful relationship</li> <li>Su was inspired to quit his job and go into the non profit world because of 1 question from his mom</li> </ul> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p>“Choose to work on projects or at companies or in ventures where you'ree going to enjoy the process more than the end result” Su Sanni episode #96</p> <p>I don't let dreams stay dreams, I put the work in, I bend the world to my will in order to make it happen - Su Sanni ep #97</p> <p> “You have to be humble enough to know that you don’t know everything and bold enough to ask questions to people who know more than you” - Kevin Y. Brown episode #97</p> <p> “Being right means nothing when you loose everything” - Kevin Y. Brown episode #97</p> <p> <strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.slack.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow"><strong>Slack.com</strong></a><strong>
</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Lean-Startup-Entrepreneurs-Continuous-Innovation/dp/0307887898/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=6H17K2EX5VBCC4N991N7" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow"><strong>The Lean Startup</strong></a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Zero-One-Notes-Startups-Future/dp/0804139296" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow"><strong>Zero to 1</strong></a> <strong>
</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong> Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <ul> <li>“If you will it, it is no dream” - Theodor Herzl<strong>
</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong> 3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Make long-term goals but try to enjoy the journey towards those goals - fall in love with process not the end result</li> <li>Surround yourself with mentors and people who have been there and done that</li> <li>Create a habit of learning</li> </ol> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Su Sanni:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.dollaride.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">https://www.dollaride.com/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wedidit.it/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">www.wedidit.it</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/sulaimansanni" target= "_blank" rel= "noopener">https://www.linkedin.com/in/sulaimansanni</a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/thesusanni" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">https://twitter.com/thesusanni</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ssanni" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/ssanni</a></p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">itunes</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 096: Pt. 1 The Journey From Failed Startup to 2 Successful Companies with Su Sanni
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p>Su is the CEO & Co-founder at WeDidIt, a New York-based tech company that helps nonprofit organizations fundraise online. For the last 6 years, Su has helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations raise funds and find new donors through WeDidIt's innovative technology. Some of WeDidit’s customers include Amnesty International, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, NYC Coalition Against Hunger, LA Zoo, and Stupid Cancer. and he is now working on a new venture called dollaride on the side. <strong>
</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary:</strong></p> <p>Su takes us on his journey of failing in one startup to creating two successful companies. He teaches us the importance of flexibility, how self awareness has helped him in his partnership and how to run a company as a non – technical founder.</p> <p> <strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Strategies to create a strong team</li> <li>how to bounce back after your company fails</li> <li>The importance of sales experience and how to acquire the selling skill</li> <li>Why and how saying No is a superpower
The importance of self-awareness to learn where your gaps are as an entrepreneur</li> <li>The benefits and challenges of being a non-technical co-founder</li> <li>The importance and ways to build trust in a partnership</li> <li>How to stay grounded after receiving norotoriety and funding</li> <li>Keys to setting and accomplishg goals as a team</li> <li>Keys to a successful relationship</li> <li>Su was inspired to quit his job and go into the non profit world because of 1 question from his mom</li> </ul> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p>“Choose to work on projects or at companies or in ventures where you'ree going to enjoy the process more than the end result” Su Sanni episode #96</p> <p>I don't let dreams stay dreams, I put the work in, I bend the world to my will in order to make it happen - Su Sanni ep #97</p> <p> “You have to be humble enough to know that you don’t know everything and bold enough to ask questions to people who know more than you” - Kevin Y. Brown episode #97</p> <p> “Being right means nothing when you loose everything” - Kevin Y. Brown episode #97</p> <p> <strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.slack.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow"><strong>Slack.com</strong></a><strong>
</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Lean-Startup-Entrepreneurs-Continuous-Innovation/dp/0307887898/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=6H17K2EX5VBCC4N991N7" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow"><strong>The Lean Startup</strong></a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Zero-One-Notes-Startups-Future/dp/0804139296" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow"><strong>Zero to 1</strong></a> <strong>
</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong> Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <ul> <li>“If you will it, it is no dream” - Theodor Herzl<strong>
</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong> 3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Make long-term goals but try to enjoy the journey towards those goals - fall in love with process not the end result</li> <li>Surround yourself with mentors and people who have been there and done that</li> <li>Create a habit of learning</li> </ol> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Su Sanni:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.dollaride.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">https://www.dollaride.com/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wedidit.it/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">www.wedidit.it</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/sulaimansanni" target= "_blank" rel= "noopener">https://www.linkedin.com/in/sulaimansanni</a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/thesusanni" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">https://twitter.com/thesusanni</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ssanni" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/ssanni</a></p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">itunes</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel= "noopener nofollow">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 095: Listener Call - Ins & Opinions on Why People Invest in Others
<p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p>Listeners (CYLS family) call in and share their stories and expertise on how they have got others to invest in them and tips that they have for making yourself a investible asset.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Tips to get others to invest in you:</strong></p> <p><strong>Listener #1 Nicole Anderson, California Educaator </strong></p> <p> </p> <ol> <li>follow your calling</li> <li>pay attention to peoples leadership skills</li> <li>understand that this is a long term investment</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Listener #2 Andrew Johnson, ESPN:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Invest in people who invest with you</li> <li>Loyalty,</li> <li>Invest in loyal friends</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Listener #3 Jodi-Kay Williams,  rising attorney at law:</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <ol> <li>Aspiration and desire to be in a better place</li> <li>Willingness to accept help</li> <li>Look for the win - win</li> <li>Be bold enough to reach out</li> <li>Have a skillset</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> <br /> <br /> Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 094: The Rewards Of Following Your Passion with Raphael Benavidas
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Raphael is the owner of ricardos steak house, corner social, mintons playhouse and the cecil steak house as well as an executie chef, who uses his culinary mastery to incite creativity and fun with food. He is also the exectuive producer for east harlem presents which is a performing-arts venue with a multi-use art gallery space & independent programming. He is also the owner and artistic director of the Poet's Den Theater & Gallery and founder of the east harlem international film festival.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>Raphael talks about his journey immigrating to the United states, going into the family business. He breaks down his goal setting process, secrets to his decision making when taking on a new project and his secrets to creating a great team.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Why trusting your gut and taking risks is important even against a great opportunity
Why Raphael turned down his internship opportunity on the first day to follow his intuition</li> <li>The 4 step process to making a decision before taking on</li> </ul> <p>a new project including opening a restaurant
How to play to your strength</p> <ul> <li>Business tips for selling art</li> <li>Why money is not in the top 3 of opening a business
</li> <li>Secrets to aligning great partnerships</li> <li>Raphaels rejuvenating rituals</li> <li>Money is not what is going to make the business</li> </ul> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>“</strong>Dont ever do anything for monetary reasons, money is always the by product of what you do” - Raphael Benevidas episode #94</p> <p>Anyone can paint art, but it takes a genius to sell it” - Raphael Benevidas episode #94</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <p>Cell phone</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Brains-Fire-Igniting-Sustainable-Movements/dp/B006PPFPWC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1512575215&sr=8-2&keywords=Brains+on+fire"> Brains on fire</a></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote: “If you never try, youll never know if it could have been”?</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ol> <li><strong>Be passionate about whatever you do</strong></li> <li><strong>Nurture your personal relationships</strong></li> <li><strong>Dont ever do anything for monetary reasons</strong><strong>
</strong></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Guest Name:</strong></p> <p>www.eastharlempresents.org</p> <p><a href= "instagram.com/raphaelbaccus">instagram.com/raphaelbaccus</a></p> <p>https://twitter.com/poetsdentheater</p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/raphael.baccus">https://www.facebook.com/raphael.baccus</a></p> <p>Email: raphael@mintonsharlem.com</p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 093: How to Get What You Want Instead of What Someone Thinks You Deserve with Bari A. Williams
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p>Currently  Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub, formerly, Lead Counsel for the Global Infrastructure, Development, and Operations (“Inbound”) Commercial Legal team at Facebook Award winning attorney,  receiving the Excellence in Legal Innovation award from national bar association, 40 under 40 from both the Digital Diversity Network and national bar associations . she is  a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Mass Communications), St. Mary’s College of California (MBA), the University of California, Los Angeles (MA, African-American Studies), and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD). She is also very active in her community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Incorporated, and in political organizing and fundraising at the local, state, and national level. An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children. </p> <p><strong>About this Episode:</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong>Bari discusses overcoming hiring disappointment from google, quitting her job, creating the supplier diversity program at Facebook through pitching a dynamic presentation to the CFO all while being a mom, wife, daughter and friend.</p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The importance of following good advice</li> <li>Why and how law school can be an advantageous career</li> </ul> <p>choice</p> <ul> <li>The difference between constructive and destructive law</li> <li>Secrets to supporting your partner and keeping a strong relationship throughout challenges</li> <li>Keys to staying focused on your grind</li> <li>Breaking through to be your authentic self in the workplace and in every aspect of your life</li> <li>Overcoming depression</li> <li>Delayed is not Denied</li> <li>“Take jobs if you can at the beginning of the year because that’s when budgets are set” - Bari A. Williams episode #</li> <li>The power of vulnerability and trust</li> <li>Strategies to create of a compelling presentation</li> <li>How to get what you want: know yourself, know your circle and</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.doordash.com">https://www.doordash.com</a></p> <p><a href="https://munchery.com">https://munchery.com</a></p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/A-Colony-in-a-Nation/dp/B01MUHH3HB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512110456&sr=8-1&keywords=A+Colony+and+A+Nation"> A Colony and A Nation</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Between-the-World-and-Me/dp/B010MSFATU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1512110472&sr=1-1&keywords=Between+The+World+and+Me"> Between The World and Me</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Bluest-Eye-Vintage-International-ebook/dp/B000TWUTYQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1512110485&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Bluest+Eye"> The Bluest Eye</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Kindred-Octavia-Butler-ebook/dp/B009U9S540/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1512110499&sr=1-1&keywords=Kindred"> Kindred</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Loneliness-Black-Republican-Pragmatic-Politics-ebook/dp/B00N67DSZ8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1512110510&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Loneliness+of+the+Black+Republican"> The Loneliness of the Black Republican</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <p> “Expect what you Accept” - Grandma Bettye Sudduth & Bari A. Wiliams Episode #93</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Expect What You Accept</li> <li>Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude</li> <li>Find & Master something that you are passionate about</li> <li>Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.</li> <li>When it’s everybody else, it’s actually you
</li> </ol> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p><strong>Guest Name:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.bariawilliams.com">https://www.bariawilliams.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/bari.a.williams">www.instagram.com/bari.a.williams</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/bariawilliams">https://twitter.com/bariawilliams</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/bari.a.williams">https://www.facebook.com/bari.a.williams</a></p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 092: Leadership Secrets for Keeping the CEO Seat with Henry Thompson
<p><strong>Episode Summary</strong></p> <p>Henry provides us his secrets to being a revered 8 plus year CEO by establishing a great company culture and a vision that his team will be on board with. He also discusses the different types of leadership and when to implement the different styles.
</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>The importance of Fatherhood</li> <li>How Henry’s mom impacted his life and showed him the meaning of hardwork and dedication</li> <li>Secrets to being a great CEO</li> <li>The power and impact that every job has on your journey</li> <li>Learning humility through working hard</li> <li>Establishing a great company culture and a vision that your team will be on board with and execute.</li> <li>The Misconceptions about the CEO Role</li> <li>Secrets to work life balance</li> <li>Secrets getting your employees on baord with your vision</li> <li>Icebreakers to improve employee moral</li> <li>The importance and value that transparency has with your team</li> <li>The Different types of leadership styles and when to implement the different styles
</li> </ul> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>“Two things that you must do, that must come from you as the team leader, you have to have a vision and be able to articulate that vision and you have to be able to manage your culture.” – Henry Thompson Episode #92</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li>https://www.eclinicalworks.com/<strong>
</strong></li> <li><a href="http://www.chcrichmond.org">chcrichmond.org</a></li> <li>careers@chcrichmond.org</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FMWDA8A/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1"> Count of Monte Cristo</a></li> </ul> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>“Go Hard or Go Home” - Unknown
</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ol> <li>Be comfortable with the person in the mirror</li> <li>Have people in your life that will hold you accountable, understand the people that you have with you</li> <li>Have passion for whatever you do
</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Guest Name:</strong></p> <p>www.chcrichmond.com</p> <p><strong>hthompson@chcrichmond.org</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 090: Escaping Death to Find Personal Peace & Health with Changa Bell with Changa Bell
<p><strong>Episode Summary:</strong></p> <p>Changa highlights how his near death experience and changed his lifestyle choices and diet, his travels around the world, being a father of 6 and working as a team with his wife to create new opportunities
 </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Secrets to the entire Yoga lifestyle</li> <li>Supportive techniquest to keep your inner peace</li> <li>How to find yourself by living and stepping out of your comforzone even in a foreign land</li> <li>Learning to be borderless</li> <li>The 7 princples of mindfulness</li> <li>Understanding the power of telling others what they can do vs. what they should do</li> <li>Finding peace in what you enjoy</li> <li>Secrets to selecting a great partner 

</li> </ul> <p><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p>“I always tell people that leadership is lonely, so I became a leader of myself” - Changa Bell Episode #90</p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong> </p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.getharvest.com/">https://www.getharvest.com/</a></li> <li>paypal.com</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Black-Privilege-Opportunity-Comes-Create-ebook/dp/B01LLXCGYC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1511147405&sr=1-1&keywords=black+privilege"> Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Self-Realization-Fellowship-Paramahansa-Yogananda-ebook/dp/B00JW44IAI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511147332&sr=1-1&keywords=Auto-Biography+of+a+Yogi"> Auto-Biography of a Yogi</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Malcolm-X-MALCOLM-ebook/dp/B013ZNNX5C/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511147357&sr=1-1&keywords=Auto-+Biography+of+Malcolm+X"> Auto- Biography of Malcolm X</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Man-A-Novel/dp/B004H0H4Y4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511147374&sr=1-1&keywords=The+invisible+Man"> The invisible Man</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Anwar-El-Sadat-Identity-Autobiography/dp/0060137428"> In Search of Identity an Autobiography</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:                </strong></p> <p>Great doubt: great awakening. Little doubt: little awakening. No doubt: no awakening. <strong>- Zen Koan</strong></p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Hug on, hold on, don’t let go of peace</li> <li>Be Authentic</li> <li>Be curious with compassion</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Guest Name:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.bmyi.org">http://www.bmyi.org</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.changabell.com">http://www.changabell.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.Instagram.com/changabell">http://www.Instagram.com/changabell</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/changabell">http://www.twitter.com/changabell</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.fb.com/changabell">www.fb.com/changabell</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 091: How Intuition, Grit and Creativity Grew Into A Global Children's Brand with Marjuan Canady
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p>Marjuan Canady, a native Washingtonian with Trinidadian/African-American roots, is an award winning writer, actress, playwright, director, educator and producer for both film and the stage. Canady is the founder and CEO of her multi-media production company, Sepia Works.</p> <p>She is the CEO / Author / Co-creator of the children’s media brand Callaloo. Originally conceived as a theatrical play, Marjuan has led her team in building Callaloo into a brand consisting of books, puppet shows, digital content, animation, arts education programming and merchandise. Canady’s first children’s book Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale was published in 2013 in which she received the 2013 First Time Author’s Award from the National Library of Trinidad and Tobago. School of the Arts</p> <p><strong>Episode Summary:</strong></p> <p>Learning through failure, being rejected from roles, creating a global children’s brand, trusting her gut, having 6 jobs at once , touring and growing her performance fee, writing her own original work & bringing youth of color to the theater</p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>How to find the passion to create your original work</li> <li>Keys to knowing you are enough</li> <li>Strategies to overcoming depression and downtimes on your journey</li> <li>How to grow your fee’s</li> <li>Marjuan shares her superpower that she earned from her rejections</li> <li>Strategies to overcome stereotypes</li> <li>Marjuan gives a live performance of characters from her one woman show and play</li> <li>Steps to become and remain a profitable artist</li> <li>The power of your friend group pushing you to the next level</li> <li>How to be supportive and winning as a team</li> <li>The importance of saying “No”</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></p> <p>“You can’t just be one thing” <strong>– Marjuan Canady Episode #91</strong></p> <p> <strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.wunderlist.com/"><strong>https://quickbooks.intuit.com</strong></a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.wunderlist.com/">https://www.wunderlist.com/</a></li> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icalendar/id492076105?mt=8"><strong> icalendar</strong></a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.google.com"><strong>google.com</strong></a><strong>
</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Sula-Toni-Morrison-ebook/dp/B000TWUTY6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1512098370&sr=1-1&keywords=%E2%80%A2%09Sula"> Sula</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Their-Eyes-Were-Watching-God/dp/B000C1X8GK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1512098389&sr=8-1&keywords=%E2%80%A2%09There+Eyes+Were+Watching+God"> There Eyes Were Watching God</a></strong><strong>
</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <p>“If you don’t see you in the world, Script Your Story” <strong>–Marjua</strong><strong>n Canady Episode #91</strong></p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Be patient and be patient with yourself</li> <li>Do The Work</li> <li>Enjoy the process
</li> </ol> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Guest Name:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.marjuancanady.com/">http://www.marjuancanady.com/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/marjuancanady">https://www.instagram.com/marjuancanady</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/marjuancanady">https://twitter.com/marjuancanady</a></p> <p><a href= "https://t.co/qDN82MyHp9">‪callalookids.com </a></p> <p><a href="https://t.co/e817Xrozut">‪sepiaworks.org </a></p> <p><a href= "https://t.co/vSs0iQ7Rgs">‪canadyfoundationarts.org </a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.callalookids.com/">www.callalookids.com/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/Callaloothebook">https://www.facebook.com/Callaloothebook</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/callaloothebook">https://www.instagram.com/callaloothebook</a></p> <p><a href= "mailto:www.twitter.com/%E2%80%AA@callaloothebook">www.twitter.com/‪callaloothebook</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 089: From Homeless To Running 3 Multi - Million Dollar Companies with Everette Taylor
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p>Everette Taylor is a four-time entrepreneur, marketing executive, public speaker and writer. His entrepreneurial career started at the age of 19 with his first company which was acquired 2 years later. Since then he has started three multi-million dollar companies: the marketing firm MilliSense where he serves as CEO, co-founded GrowthHackers.com where he served as VP of Growth, and recently founded the company PopSocial – the software company that provides affordable solution for brands to grow on social media where he also serves as CEO. </p> <p><strong>About this Episode:</strong><strong> </strong></p> <p>In this episode Everette speaks very candidly about his high school homeless experience, dropping out of college, battling depression to becoming a top tech marketer and now running 3 multi- million dollar companies.</p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>How to channel your internal happiness</li> <li>Keys to working smarter not harder</li> <li>The power of trust</li> <li>Secrets to scaling your company to $3 million in revenue in 15 months</li> <li>How Everette overcame being homeless and stayed motivated in spite of his circumstances</li> <li>The three sides to a person</li> <li>The three skills you need to have to be successful in todays world</li> <li>** Everyone needs to know how to code and to have an understanding of the digital space</li> <li>** Engineers in tech are trying to cut you out</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Quotes:</strong></p> <p> “Skillset is the new currency” - Kevin Y. Brown episode #89</p> <p>The #1 thing people miss when it comes to marketing is the product or service itself - Everette Taylor Episode #89</p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.stripe.com">http://www.stripe.com</a></p> <p><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></p> <p>“Who You Are Today Is Not Good Enough For Tomorrow” - Everette Taylor Episode #89</p> <p><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-Complete-Collection-1-7-ebook/dp/B01B3DIPMW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512098211&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Harry+Potter+Series"> The Harry Potter Series</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Growth-Fastest-Growing-Companies-Breakout-ebook/dp/B01IZTCF6Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1512098232&sr=1-1&keywords=Hacking+Growth"> Hacking Growth</a></p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Self Care</li> <li>Stay True To Who You Are</li> <li>Build A Real Skillset</li> </ol> <p><strong><a href="http://www.popsocial.co">www.popsocial.co</a> 25% off coupon code CYLS</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Guest Name:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/everette">www.instagram.com/everette</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/everette">https://twitter.com/everette</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.popsocial.co">http://www.popsocial.co</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 088: Everybody Eats At The Family Dinner Table with Lawrence Adjah
<p><strong><em>About our Guest:</em></strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lawrence E. Adjah is an entrepreneur and community builder dedicated to creating content, community and conversation that unites, heals and transforms lives.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He’s the Founder and Chair of Family Dinner Foundation, an international, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to connect the world as a family at, and beyond, the dinner table.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><em>Episode Summary</em></strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lawrence discusses building friendships and relationships as an adult, the challenges of running a global volunteer organization and the importance of a network vs. people who actually care about you.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Lawrence’s background as a Nigerian American growing up in New Jersey and its influence, plus his Olympic dreams and change of focus for his personal goals</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The unintentional creation of Our Family Dinner in 2008 based on a responsibility to friend feeling depressed and lost in an unknown city</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Taking the idea of extended family and bringing it to the dinner table and creating a viral movement around it</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Overcoming the challenges he faced building a global non-profit through taking ownership, building a sustainable/scalable business model, & understanding that friendship and relationships are everything</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Next steps for Lawrence and his foundation: continuing to serve around the world and helping to build relationships & friendships</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>You’ll learn:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why Lawrence founded the Family Dinner Foundation</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to  a worldwide team through understanding the mission and the fundamentals</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to scale up a global volunteer organization</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The fundamentals of Networks vs. Relationships and the importance of genuine friendships in business</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How Lawrence has accomplished growing the brand globally and empowering a volunteer global staff to further the reach of his brand</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The keys to empowering people to partner with you financially</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The two different type of dinners that exist for the organization</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Tips to train volunteers remotely</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Quotes from our guest:</strong></p> <p> “ If anything, I said just by osmosis how much can I grow and How much can I learn” - Lawrence Adjah episode #88</p> <p>“Our mission is to connect the world as a family over the dinner table” - Lawrence Adjah episode #88</p> <p>“Our tradition is everybody eats at the family dinner table”  - Lawrence Adjah episode #88</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Something magical happens over a meal” - Lawrence Adjah Episode #88</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Family means everybody” - Lawrence Adjah Episode #88</span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.ourfamilydinner.org/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.ourfamilydinner.org/</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://hangouts.google.com"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Google Hangouts</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.zoom.us/?zcid=1173&gclid=Cj0KCQjwm9vPBRCQARIsABAIQYfxIZo5rLTDDd6XAgwcytppfXaUY57OjOexuTnU1hdKnKUJiKeRl6UaAqLHEALw_wcB"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Zoom</span></a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Favorite Books:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><a href= "https://www.cmu.edu/randyslecture/index.shtml"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">The Last Lecture</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;"> by Randy Pausch & Jeffrey Zaslow</span></em></li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.thekinglegacy.org/books/where-do-we-go-here-chaos-or-community"> <em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community</span></em></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Martin Luther King, Jr</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Favorite Quotes:</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“But from there you will search again for the Lord your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him.” Moses from Deuteronomy 4:29</span> <em><span style= "font-weight: 400;">The Bible</span></em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” Paul from 2 Timothy 1:7</span> <em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Bible</span></em></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have faith</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be courageous</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Use your greatest asset to meet your greatest need</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Guest Name:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://lawrenceadjah.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://lawrenceadjah.com/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/adjah_l/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram:</span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@adjah_l</span></a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/adjah_l?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Twitter:</span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@ajah_l</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/lawrence.adjah"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook:</span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@lawrence.adjah</span></a></p> <p><br /> Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 087: Becoming Financially Clean with Shaun Lynda and Dionne Nicholls
<p><strong><em>About our Guests:</em></strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Shaun Lynda <span style="font-weight: 400;">started out from humble beginnings, raised by a single mom and his sister in government housing he excelled in sports and academics. Shaun graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Finance. He later went on to work on Wall Street for Chase Manhattan Bank, Paine Webber and American Express. Being in a tower during 9/11 was a turning point for him that lead him to branch out on his own in 2002 to launch his online business, NicNatDirect.com, and flip real estate property in Brooklyn. Later in 2006 Shaun’s desire to pass  on the knowledge that he had gained over his career to the next generation lead to the concept of CLEAN.</span></strong></li> <li><strong>Dionne Nicholls</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">as a young girl, was inspired by high-powered, female New Yorkers from 80's sitcoms, like Claire Huxtable, a Lawyer on the infamous</span> <em><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Cosby Show,</span></em> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and Angela Bower, an Advertising Executive on</span> <em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Who's the Boss.</span></em> <span style="font-weight: 400;">However, Dionne's passion was for fashion. Watching her single mother work two jobs to provide for her 4 children, Dionne was not afraid to roll up her sleeves to pursue her dream.  In 2015 she found her calling that lead her away from the fashion industry. The opportunity to empower youth for generations resonated with her instantly.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Episode Summary</em></strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Shaun and Dionne discuss their journey's of switching careers and now investing in tomorrow’s leaders by teaching them financial literacy. They reveal their secrets of being a dynamic team and stretching their business to NBA rookies and beyond.</span></p> <p class="p2"><strong><em>Insight from this episode:</em></strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The goal and concept behind Financially CLEAN, a fun and interactive program with a mission to help younger generations build a financial plan around their personal goals</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The beginning of Financially CLEAN from the motivation of their kids and the education they felt their children were missing</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Working with the Department of Education and other government agencies</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Two Black Guys with Good Credit, a weekly podcast that educates, entertains, and inspires others to achieve financial goals</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><em>You’ll learn:</em></strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to understand your partner's abilities and ways to work more efficient together</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tips that will help you embrace your journey</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Strategies to building your audience through networking</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to successfully get beyond the funding challenge</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ways to keep motivation moving forward</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The components of starting a podcast and making an impact through its growth</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The keys to balancing work and personal life as an entrepreneur and a parent</span></li> </ul> <p class="p2"><strong><em>Quotes:</em></strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If you don’t balance lifestyle with financial literacy, you’ll never be successful” - Shaun Lynda Episode #87</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Know that your goals can always be a moving target” - Shaun Lynda Episode #87</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You have to see for yourself, jump out there”- Kevin Y. Brown Episode #87</span></p> <p><strong><em>Resources Mentioned:</em></strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://slack.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Slack app</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.zoom.us/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Zoom app</span></a></li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Shaun’s Favorites:</em></strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><a href= "http://www.blackclassicbooks.com/9781574780369/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Reginald Lewis & Blair Walker</span></em></li> <li>“When one door closes, another opens” Alexander Graham Bell</li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Dionne’s Favorites:</em></strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><a href= "https://www.hayhouse.com/you-can-heal-your-life-paperback"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> You Can Heal Your Life</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">by Louise Hay</span></em> </li> </ul> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Success is not about your resources. It’s about how resourceful you are with what you have!”  Tony Robbins</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Shaun’s Keys to Create Your Best Life:</em></strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be confident, don’t let anyone steal your confidence</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Master your field of interest</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Perseverance- enjoy the journey</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have fun</span></li> </ol> <p><strong><em>Dionne’s Keys to Create Your Best Life:</em></strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Surround yourself with positive people</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Put pen to paper</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Keep a “gratitude attitude”</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><em><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></em></p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></span></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p><strong>Shaun:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/financiallycleanshaun/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><span style= "color: #0000ff;">Instagram</span></span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@financiallycleanshaun</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Dionne:</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.instagram.com/dionnenicholls/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a></span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@dionnenicholls</span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.facebook.com/dionne.nicholls">Facebook</a></span> @dionne.nicholls</p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://twitter.com/dee2blackguys">Twitter</a></span> @dee2blackguys</p> <p><strong>Financially CLEAN:</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.financiallyclean.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://www.financiallyclean.com/</span></a></span></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/financiallyclean/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><span style= "color: #0000ff;">Instagram</span></span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@financiallyclean</span></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/FinancialClean"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Twitter</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@FinancialClean</span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.facebook.com/financiallyclean/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook</span></a></span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@financiallyclean</span></p> <p><strong>Two Black Guys with Good Credit:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/twoblackguysgoodcredit/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@twoblackguysgoodcredit</span></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/tbgwgc2/status/728070092643258372"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Twitter</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@tbgwgc2</span></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/TwoBlackGuysWithGoodCredit/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@TwoBlackGuysWithGoodCredit</span></p> <p class="p2"><br /> <strong>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on <span style="color: #0000ff;"> </span></strong><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><strong><span style= "color: #0000ff;">itunes</span></strong></a><strong>,</strong> <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><strong>google play</strong></a><strong>,</strong> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><strong>stitcher</strong></a> <strong>and</strong> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><strong>www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</strong></a></p> <p class="p2"> </p> <p class="p2"> </p> <p class="p1"> </p>
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CYLS 086: The Secret to Co - Founder Chemistry with Lindsey Day & Nkrumah Farrar of CRWN Magazine
<p> <strong><em>About our Guests</em></strong><strong>:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Lindsey Day</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">is an Entrepreneur and Business Consultant passionate about harnessing digital tools to positively shape culture and empower the next generation of leaders, specifically for women and minority communities. In 2009 she founded Made Woman, Intern Queen, Inc, and CRWN magazine; all primarily focused on female empowerment, education, and advancement. She has also designed digital marketing campaigns for clients like Ford, UMe, Teen Vogue, Ann Taylor, NYU, and more.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Nkrumah Farrar</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">is a Creative Director, Product Developer, and Brand Strategist in tune to the social web and new media with an emphasis in building sites and brands that build strong connections between people and culture. Mr. Farrar co-founded CRWN magazine in 2009 and has an extensive portfolio that includes working with clients such as Bank of America, Pixoto, American Apparel, Metro Station, and many others.</span></li> </ul> <p><em><strong>Episode Summary</strong></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lindsey & Nkrumah give us their insight on running a print magazine in a digital age, secrets to working together and doing customer development to make sure that they were profitable from the very first day of going into business.</span></p> <p><em><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></em></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The need for founding CRWN magazine and the mission behind the platform, how they formalized the culture change that was already happening</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Lindsey & Nkrumah’s defining moments</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">that lead them to entrepreneurship</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Their brand pillars: sisterhood, authenticity, knowledge of self, self love, and ownership</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Starting from the “grass root” to grow their Instagram followers</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Upcoming for Nkrumah & Lindsey: Money & Power, Love on the Street, black empowerment, cultural exchange</span></li> </ul> <p><em><strong>You’ll learn:</strong></em></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to build your company among cultural change</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The components of a strategic and great partnership</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of planning to get a successful outcome</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">That there are some unique ways to expand your audience</span></li> </ul> <p><em><strong>Quotes from the show:</strong></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Internal competition will surely defeat your mission before you start”- Nkrumah Farrar Episode #86</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You can’t be what you can’t see” - Lindsey Day Episode #86</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s not really a comparison, it’s a continuation of our story” - Lindsey Day Episode #86</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“My work is my journal, and it’s all got timestamps”- Nkrumah Farrar Episode #86</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“At the end of the day, everything has to come back to the purpose” Lindsey Day Episode #86</span></p> <p><strong><em>Lindsey’s Favorite Books:</em></strong></p> <ul> <li> <em><a href= "https://www.businessmodelsinc.com/tools-skills/books/business-model-generation/"><span style="color: #0000ff;">Business Model Generation</span></a> by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur</em></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://leanstack.com/running-lean-book"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Running Lean</span></a></span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;"> </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">by Ash Maurya</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://fourhourworkweek.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 4-Hour Workweek</span></a></span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">by Timothy Ferriss</span></li> </ul> <p> <strong><em>Nkrumah’s Favorite Book:</em></strong></p> <ul> <li> <em><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style= "color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/105232.Law_of_Success">The Law of Success</a></span> by Napoleon Hill</em></li> </ul> <p> <strong><em>Nkrumah’s Favorite Quote:</em></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Everything I do is the greatest thing I’ve ever done. Today’s work is my life’s work” - Nkrumah Farrar</span></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Lindsey’s 3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</em></strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stop comparing yourself</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Actually take time for self-care</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Operate out of purpose</span></li> </ol> <p><em><strong>Nkrumah’s 3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></em></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have to be in tune to your values</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have to be aware of your abilities</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have to be in control of your time</span></li> </ol> <p><em><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></em></p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</a></span></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></span></p> <p><strong>Lindsey:</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.instagram.com/lindseydayy/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a></span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@lindseydayy</span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://twitter.com/lindseydayy?lang=en"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Twitter</span></a></span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@lindseydayy</span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.facebook.com/lindseydayy"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook</span></a></span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@lindseydayy</span></p> <p><strong>Nkrumah:</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.nkrumahfarrar.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://www.nkrumahfarrar.com/</span></a></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/nkrumah/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><span style= "color: #0000ff;">Instagram</span></span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@nkrumah</span></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/nkrumah?lang=en"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><span style= "color: #0000ff;">Twitter </span></span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">@</span> nkrumah</p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.facebook.com/nkrumah"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook</span></a></span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@nkrumah</span></p> <p><strong>CRWN magazine:</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://crwnmag.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://crwnmag.com/</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.instagram.com/crwnmag/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a></span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@crwnmag</span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://twitter.com/CRWNmag"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Twitter</span></a></span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@CRWNmag</span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.facebook.com/crwnmag"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook</span></a></span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@crwnmag</span></p> <p><br /> <strong>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </strong><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><strong>itunes</strong></a><strong>,</strong> <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><strong>google play</strong></a><strong>,</strong> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><strong>stitcher</strong></a> <strong>and</strong> <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style= "color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><strong>www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</strong></a></span></p>
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CYLS 085: Efficient, Organized and Resilient + $250,000 with Lauren Washington
<p><strong><em>About our Guest:</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Lauren Washington</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">co-founded KeepUp in 2014 and as CEO is focused on the long-term vision and strategy of the company.  She co-founded Black Women Talk Tech in 2017 to help black women create billion-dollar tech companies. Ms. Washington received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in Journalism and Mass Communication and her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management with majors in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Marketing, and Finance.  </span></p> <p><strong><em>Episode Summary:</em></strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lauren talks with us about her app, KeepUp, and being selected out of 7,000 other companies to win the 2014 43North competition and $250,000. She also shares how listening to her market, and pivoting, to scale up has led to her success.</span></p> <p><strong><em>Insight from this episode:</em></strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Not thinking twice to move to Buffalo, NY after winning $250,000 and incubator space in the first class of the 43North Competition in the beginning stages of building the app</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Path from teaching with Teach for America to online marketing to Founder & CEO and the turning point that said it was time to create her billion dollar idea</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Lauren’s 3 personality traits of an entrepreneur: creative, organized, & flexible</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Challenging aspects she has faced: managing financials, bringing in investors, & keeping the company afloat</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Role model</span> <a href= "http://www.unchartedplay.com/team"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Jessica Matthews</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/meet-bozoma-saint-john-the-woman-tasked-with-fixing-ubers-image/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Bozoma Saint John</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">teaching Lauren that leadership can be different than what is the “norm” of what she consistently saw</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Plans for keepUp app and Black Women Talk Tech</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><em>You’ll learn:</em></strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to be open, and willing, to take a risk and finding opportunities to grow</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Pivoting a business model to become a more sustainable business</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Staying organized and communicating within a team while taking care of you</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Building an app through considering it a business</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Developing your peer groups and realizing who should not be a part of it</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Not apologizing for who you are or what you look like</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Guest Quotes:</em></strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s not about taking a great title or figuring out where I’m going to make the most money. It’s where am I going to grow as a person and where am I going to grow my skill set?” Lauren Washington, Episode #85</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Follow the people who are saying that they need something and create a solution for it” Lauren Washington, Episode #85</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The people who are making the changes are the people that are going off the beaten path” - Lauren Washington Episode #85</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Humans are resilient. Keep going and in the end it’s all going to work out” Lauren Washington, Episode #85</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Resources Mentioned:</em></strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.43north.org/winners/keepup/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://www.43north.org/winners/keepup/</span></a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.keepupapp.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.keepupapp.com/</span></a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.blackwomentalktech.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.blackwomentalktech.com/</span></a></span></li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Lauren’s Favorites</em></strong></p> <p><strong>Book:</strong> <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style= "color: #0000ff;" href= "http://chuckklostermanauthor.com/books/but-what-if-were-wrong-tr"><em> <span style="font-weight: 400;">But What If We’re Wrong?</span></em> <span style="font-weight: 400;">By Chuck Klosterman</span></a></span></p> <p><strong>Quote:</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end”</span> <span style= "color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.johnlennon.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">John Lennon</span></a></span></p> <p><strong><em>Lauren’s 3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</em></strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Take a risk- don’t be afraid to go after your dream</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be true to yourself</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Keep your eyes on the prize</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong><em>Stay Connected:</em></strong></p> <p> <strong>Create Your Life Series:</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></span></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></span></p> <p><strong>Lauren:</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.instagram.com/ldubs48/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram: @ldubs48</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://twitter.com/ldubs48?lang=en"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Twitter: @ldubs48</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.facebook.com/laurenwashington48"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook: laurenwashington48</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></p> <p><strong>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </strong><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><strong>itunes</strong></a><strong>,</strong> <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><strong>google play</strong></a><strong>,</strong> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><strong>stitcher</strong></a> <strong>and</strong> <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style= "color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><strong>www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</strong></a></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 084: Strategies to Build Generational Wealth with Dominique Broadway
<p><em><strong>About our Guest:</strong></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Dominique Broadway</strong> is an award winning Financial Planner, Personal Finance Coach, Speaker, Finance Expert, Entrepreneur and the Founder of Finances Demystified & The Social Money Tour. Ms. Broadway is a proud alum of Bowie State University where she received her Bachelors of Business Administration with a focus on Banking and Finance. To further her education she went on to receive her Master’s of Science in Financial Management from University of Maryland University College.</span></strong></p> <p><em><strong>Episode Summary:</strong></em></p> <p>Dominique walks us through her philosophy of the two types of people in this world and her experience of going broke because she wasn’t charging enough for her services. She highlights the importance of masterminds and goal setting.</p> <p><em><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></em></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Dominique’s “love” for money</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ms. Broadway’s success through faith, learning, and belief</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Her takeaways from working with high end individuals</span></li> </ul> <p><em><strong>You’ll learn:</strong></em></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Tactics to building generational wealth</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Overcoming failure</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Pricing services appropriately to run a sustainable business</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Importance of accountability groups, professional colleagues, and friends</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Balancing work and personal life</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to talk about money at the “kitchen table”</span></li> </ul> <p><em><strong>Quotes:</strong></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“There are two types of people in the world: spenders and savers”- Dominique Broadway Episode #84</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“A lot of times we suffer in silence, unnecessarily, because we’re ashamed of what we're going through” - Dominique Broadway Episode #84</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I needed to start thinking about my business as a business and not a passion project” - Dominique Broadway Episode #84</span></p> <p><em><strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></em></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://digit.co/"><strong>digit app</strong></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.mydobot.com/"><strong>Dobot app</strong></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.acorns.com/?s1=adwords&s2=desktopbrand&s3=acornsbroad&gclid=Cj0KCQjwybvPBRDBARIsAA7T2kiplZJdbWgCkFNrtoClwR-5tLWdKtm6xTHF_sAR-rDY0zUwWCoAfawaAn1OEALw_wcB"> <strong>Acorns app</strong></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.getwealthylife.com/"><strong>Credit Stacker app</strong></a></span></p> <p><em><strong>Favorite Book:</strong></em> <span style= "color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://richdadeducation.com/us/FreeWorkshop/?vsid=44db7c42-0db9-e711-93fe-a0369f1303c6"> <em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Rich Dad, Poor Dad</span></em> <span style="font-weight: 400;">by Robert Kiyosaki</span></a></span></p> <p><em><strong>Favorite Quote:</strong></em> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">“Don’t fear failure, fear regret” - <span style="color: #0000ff;"> </span></span><span style= "color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.inc.com/will-yakowicz/be-afriad-of-shoulda-coulda-woulda.html"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Natalie Young</span></a></span></p> <p><em><strong>Dominique's Keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></em></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Really take the time to figure out what you want your life to be like</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don’t be scared of failing</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><em><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></em></p> <p><strong>Create Your Life Series</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/cylseries/</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/cylseries/</span></a></span></p> <p><strong>Dominique</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://dominiquebroadway.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://dominiquebroadway.com/</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.instagram.com/dominiquebroadway/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@dominiquebroadway</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://twitter.com/search?q=dominiqe%20broadway&src=typd"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Twitter</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">@MsFinanceCoach</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "https://www.facebook.com/dominique.broadway.56"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook @dominiquebroadway</span></a></span></p> <p><em><strong>Kevin:</strong></em></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></span></p> <p><br /> <strong>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </strong><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><strong>itunes</strong></a><strong>,</strong> <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><strong>google play</strong></a><strong>,</strong> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><strong>stitcher</strong></a> <strong>and</strong> <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style= "color: #0000ff;" href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><strong>www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</strong></a></span></p>
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CYLS 083: CEO TALKS - Ready Set Launch: How To Decide When To Launch Your Product with Todd Wahnish and Eric Fondren
<p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Show Description:</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Kevin, Eric and Todd give insight into their roles as CEO’s and the strategies that they use when launching a new product, how to know when to pivot, and how to avoid building a product in a vacuum that no one will purchase.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>About the Guests:</strong> </span></p> <p><span style="color: #008000;"><em><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Eric Fondren</span></em></span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">is the CEO of Itell.io, a company that provides a digital advertising platform for ATM owners to digitally advertise to their customers.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #008000;"><em><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Todd Wahnish</span></em></span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">is the Founder of Clever Era. Clever Era helps bootstrapped Entrepreneurs build businesses...even if you have no idea, no capital, and no technical ability. He is also an award winning artist, animator, and product designer with a portfolio that includes Marvel Entertainment, Cartoon Network, and artist Jeff Koons.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong> <strong><em> </em></strong></span></p> <p><strong><em>“Be the voice, as well as the feet” -Eric Fondren</em></strong></p> <p> <strong><em>"Dip your toe in the water before you jump in the deep end" -Todd Wahnish</em></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style= "color: #008000;">Development/Solving a "Problem"</span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">An idea is great, but having an idea that solves a "problem" is the one that will sell</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Look beyond your friends and family-they will always be your cheerleaders</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Multiple competitors are not a bad thing</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><em>"Get some money in the door, cause money is the ultimate validator" -Todd Wahnish</em></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style= "color: #000000;"><strong>Pre-Launch </strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Soft launch/bite size launch to pre-sale to a small audience with incentives</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Marketing plan with customer development and partner affiliations</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Audience conversion goals</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cost to acquire and Cost to lifetime</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">A plan to follow the funnel path: get people in it, then guide them through it to get safely out the end</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><em>"Amateurs focus on front end, professionals focus on back end" -Todd Wahnish</em></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style= "color: #000000;"><strong>Launch </strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Know when the right time is for the hard launch</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Keep up the momentum & bring the hype</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Prepare for the next launch</span></li> </ul> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Stay Connected:</strong> </span></p> <p><span style= "color: #000000;"><strong><em>Kevin:</em></strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><a style="color: #000000;" href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><a style="color: #000000;" href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><a style="color: #000000;" href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><a style="color: #000000;" href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></span></p> <p><span style= "color: #000000;"><strong><em>Eric:</em></strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><a style="color: #000000;" href= "http://www.itell.io/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://www.itell.io/</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><a style="color: #000000;" href= "https://twitter.com/ericnfondren"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://twitter.com/ericnfondren</span></a></span></p> <p><span style= "color: #000000;"><strong><em>Todd:</em></strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><a style="color: #000000;" href= "http://www.cleverera.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.cleverera.com</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><a style="color: #000000;" href= "https://www.instagram.com/wahnish"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/wahnish</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><a style="color: #000000;" href= "https://twitter.com/wahnish"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://twitter.com/wahnish</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><a style="color: #000000;" href= "https://www.facebook.com/todd.wahnish"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/todd.wahnish</span></a></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on</span> <strong> </strong><span style= "color: #800080;"><a style="color: #800080;" href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><strong>itunes</strong></a></span><strong>,</strong> <span style="color: #800080;"><a style="color: #800080;" href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><strong>google play</strong></a></span><strong>,</strong> <span style= "color: #800080;"><a style="color: #800080;" href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><strong>stitcher</strong></a></span> <strong>and</strong> <span style="color: #800080;"><a style= "color: #800080;" href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><strong>www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</strong></a></span></p>
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CYLS 082: How I Raised $33,000 for my Kick Starter Campaign with Mandy X. Bowman
<p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mandy X. Bowman is the Ceo and founder of Official Black Wallstreet</span> which <span style= "font-weight: 400;">is a digital platform and database created to give black-owned businesses, black entrepreneurs, and aspiring entrepreneurs a place to shine</span><span style= "font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><strong>In order to be successful digitally</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have good content</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Brand everything on social media</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Know your target audience, what they want and will listen to</span> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mandy details her experience of moonlighting for 2 years and finally quitting her job, raising $33k for her business, stepping out of her comfort zone to do a Tedx talk and go on the Queen Boss tv show to pitch her business to investors.</span></p> <p><strong>You’ll learn:</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Secrets to moonlighting</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strategies to run a $33,000 successful kickstarter campaign</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to garner a great support system</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of circulating the dollar in black communities</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to grow your social media following to $275,000 people</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to monetize your social media following</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to plan your exit strategy from your job</span></li> </ul> <p><br /> <strong>Resources Mentioned:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">kickstarter.com</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">www.Asana.com</span></p> <p><br /> <strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Figure out your why, what you're passionate about</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Map out where you want to go in life</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">There's a beginning and end but you need to have an in-between game plan for</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Just Do it</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Mandy:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.officialblackwallstreet.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.officialblackwallstreet.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/mandyxbowman"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://twitter.com/mandyxbowman</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mandyxbowman/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/mandyxbowman/</span></a></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 081: I Made 6 Billion Dollars For A Company And Walked Away To Start My Own with Angel Rich
<p><strong>Show Synopsis:</strong></p> <p>Angel shares how she made 6 billion dollars for an employer and left to start her own company. She gives us her 10 steps to accomplish any goal and details her experience of exiting her employer, becoming an author and being labeled the next Steve Jobs.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>About our Guest:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Angel Rich is the founder and creator</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Credit Stacker, patent pending, is an education technology game application that teaches students how to manage various types of credit, interpret a credit report, achieve good credit and avoid risks associated with debt. The objective of the game is to make timely bill payments on five credit types, with unique loan amounts, to eliminate debt while maintaining low interest and a high credit score.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Angel was given business books at a young age</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Angel read the richest man in babylon and other monumental financial books in elementary school</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Angel has created the mobile credit app credit stacker</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Angels app was downloaded over 200,000 times in just 2 weeks</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pioneer of the financial literacy gamification</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Angel used to keep 30 mentors when she worked at prudential</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Angel made Prudential 6 billion dollars</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Her validation to remain focused on her dream came as she asked her mentors about her idea and they told her it was a billion dollar idea and that she should sell her idea to prudential and keep working for them</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Angel followed her heart and spirit and turned down a full ride for an MBA to follow her dreams and is now the graduation keynote speaker for the same program</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Angel credit’s 80% of her success to her networking</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Angel says network with a purpose, research the organization and the goal.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>You’ll learn:</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Some of the advantages of learning on someone else’s dime</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">The power of mentorship</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Angel’s blueprint to exiting her job to pursue working as a full time entrepreneur</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">how to build your executive team</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to persevere despite descrimination</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tactics to understand if you should pivot or stay consistent on your</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of understanding your competitor adn their</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 10 steps to complete any goals</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">I made 6 billion dollars for a company and walked away to start my own</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ask yourself what you would wake up and do for free, focus on that</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Make a plan towards that goal</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Know what success looks like when you reach your goal. what’s the next step.</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Angel:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://angel.co/wealthylife"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://angel.co/wealthylife</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.getwealthylife.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://www.getwealthylife.com/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/angelrich27/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.instagram.com/angelrich27/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/wealthylife"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://twitter.com/wealthylife</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/wealthylifers"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://www.facebook.com/wealthylifers</span></a></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 080: CEO TALKS - Let Go Of Your EGO To Be A Great CEO with Todd Wahnish & Eric Fondren
<p>In this episode we talk about the dangers of having a E-G-O as a C-E-O, how to sustain the highs and lows of success and failure in your business and how to celebrate the journey overall.</p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <ol> <li>In this episode we talk about the dangers of having a E-G-O as a C-E-O, how to sustain the highs and lows of success and failure in your business and how to celebrate the journey overall.</li> <li>Todd believes in working with friends and that relationships are valuable</li> <li>Never be too big or to shy to hop on a call to fix whatever problem a client may have</li> <li>“My livelihood and the livelihood of the people that I support depends on me having good relationships” - Todd Wahnish episode #80</li> <li>“If you’re going to be a great C-E-O remove your E-G-O” - Kevin Y. Brown episode #80</li> <li>Learning you are not special helps and keeps you level headed in times of triumph</li> <li>Knowing what value you add to the world outside of the work also helps, essentially having a work life balance</li> <li>“Sometimes there’s a blueprint most of the time there’s not, it’s up to you to Create Your Life” - Kevin Y. Brown episode #80</li> <li>“There’s going to be a failure, there’s going to be a success, I know I’m walking in the right direction and so I have to be comfortable walking in both lanes” - Eric Fondren episode #80</li> <li>“Essentially building a business is the failure olympics, You fail and fail and fail and then you fail a little less and then you have enough failures to look back and make a change baed on our experiences” - Todd Wahnish episode #80</li> <li>“We tend to forget that walking is essentially just falling the right way. You’re tripping constantly you just are so used to it and good at it that we call it walking.” - Todd Wahnish episode #80</li> <li>It is important to have a culture that celebrates wins as a team</li> <li>“The ways to building a relationship with an audience happens in 3 steps: People get to know you, they like you and then they trust you.” - Todd Wahnish episode #80</li> <li>“Once you have a passionate audience behind you the rest kind of falls into place” - Todd Wahnish episode #80</li> <li>Create the Standard, follow the standard, be consistent with the standard and do the work - - Kevin Y. Brown episode #80   when asked about protecting your reputaion from the CEO seat</li> </ol> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>In this episode, You’ll learn</strong></p> <ol> <li>The importance of not celebrating before actually accomplishing the goal</li> <li>The importance of experiencing the wins and losses as a team</li> <li>How to keep a good relationship with past employees and still keep a great reputation as CEO</li> <li>The importance of being authentic with your team and your audience.</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Eric:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.itell.io/">http://www.itell.io/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/ericnfondren">https://twitter.com/ericnfondren</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Todd:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cleverera.com">www.cleverera.com</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/wahnish">https://www.instagram.com/wahnish</a></p> <p class="p1"><a href= "https://twitter.com/wahnish">https://twitter.com/wahnish</a> </p> <p class="p1"><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/todd.wahnish">https://www.facebook.com/todd.wahnish</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p> <p><strong> </strong></p>
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CYLS 079: Listen & Surrender To The Flow Of The River part 2 with Wal-Mart executive Tony Waller
<p>Tony Waller - Senior Director, Corporate Affairs Constituent Relations for Wal-Mart, tells his journey of trying to avoid the work that he was meant to do and how great advice from his mom + friends helped him accept himself and his life’s assignment.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Rain shower, cloud, storm, it doesn’t matter Listen & Surrender and Go with the flow of the river</li> <li>Tony went to interview with Wal-Mart out of professional courtesy to a friend who was the recruiter.</li> <li>Tony initially turned down his executive job with Wal-Mart</li> <li>He knew the job was his calling because he wanted to avoid it and as he did so everything in his life went to shambles. He realized he was avoiding what god wanted him to do.</li> <li>“Are you flowing with the river?” is the question that Tony’s mom used to ask him after their conversations every Sunday.  </li> <li>His mom called him out about doing research before passing judgment and how to notice the opportunity in the midst of distractions.</li> <li>“ You have to flow with the river because the river knows where it is going” - Barbara Jean Motley Waller, Tony’s Mom</li> <li>Tony sits on the board of the center for Asian - Pacific American Women. He is the only male and only non-Asian on the board. It was a re-connecting exercise that he did with the board that finally convinced him that the job with Wal-Mart was the right job for him.</li> <li>14:55 - 15:03 The plan is good and the plan is perfect, what is going to happen is going to happen. What is meant to be is going to be. You don’t have any power to impeded what is to be.</li> <li>“We are given two things when we are born, we are given a name and were given an assignment that only we can accomplish in the greater good. That’s what makes us special is the assignment that was given to us.” - Tony Waller episode #79</li> <li>15:42 - “Our greatness will be determined on how courageous we are to take on the assignment that was given to us.” - Tony Waller episode #79</li> <li>It ain’t what they call you its what you answer to” - Barbara Jean Motley Waller</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>3 things that have helped Tony navigate and reach his level of success</strong></p> <ol> <li>Living an authentic life (embracing all of who you are the good the bad the ugly)</li> <li>Understand that there is true power in vulnerability</li> <li>Do the best with what you have</li> <li>Be observant about what you do not see </li> </ol> <ul> <li>19:31- 19:47 “If you decide to be truly authentic there will be times that your authenticity will reward you and there will be times that your authenticity will be a liability to you.” - Tony Waller episode #79</li> <li>“I was never happy trying to be what everybody else wanted me to be” - Tony Waller episode #79</li> <li>Tony’s favorite four words in the English vocabulary are “Thank you for noticing” because he is thankful that people notices and doesn’t give much to their opinions about him.</li> <li>Tony believes in a daily routine and having a gratitude journal</li> <li>25:20 - 25:27 “It is when you become vulnerable and you truly share all of who you are and are brave enough to share all of who you are that you really see great power” - Tony Waller episode #79</li> <li>Tony became confident with living authentically with all of who he is by accepting himself for who he was including his sexuality. He has a strong support group that helped him reach where he is now. He credits the scripture 2nd Corinthians 12 in the bible for giving him the words to be authentic.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Tony’s advice on how to build your network</strong></p> <ol> <li>Be the first to say hello</li> <li>Become comfortable with rejection</li> <li>Create friendships, connections and relationships with those that you ordinarily would not create a connection with. Sometimes people who think differently than you and whose views can be offensive to you. It presents an opportunity to learn. It doesn’t mean that you will be friends but can be enlightening.</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p>“One of the biggest lessons that I’ve learned is that you don’t know what you don’t know. Often you don’t know because you haven’t had that experience, You know what you know based on your experiences, your education, your trials, your tribulations, your ups your downs. That’s’ what creates what you know, but if you haven’t had certain experiences….” - Tony Waller episode #79</p> <p>“I am who I am because of everyone else around me” - Tony Waller episode #79  </p> <p><strong>Tony’s favorite quotes</strong></p> <ol> <li>“Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words” - Saint Francis of Assisi </li> <li>“Each of us is a word spoken by god only once”- Unknown</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Tony's 3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <ul> <li>You are meant to great never doubt that</li> <li>It ain’t what they call you it’s what you answer to</li> <li>Never forget that its not about you, its not about your plan its about your role in the great plan.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p><strong>Tony:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/1solesearcher">https://www.instagram.com/1solesearcher</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.twitter.com/1solesearcher">https://www.twitter.com/1solesearcher</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 078: Listen & Surrender To The Flow Of The River part 1 with Wal-Mart Executive Tony Waller
<p>Tony Waller - Senior Director, Corporate Affairs Constituent Relations for Walmart, details his journey of growing up in Puerto Rico to moving to Virginia and trailblazing his own path at University of Virginia and making his way to the executive suite.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <ol> <li>Tony’s mother would always say to him that you are meant to be great, but you are not the only one who is mean to be great. We are all meant to be great</li> <li>She would also say when you were born you were given two things your name and the assignment that was given to you on the day you were born.</li> <li>Tony stopped and listened to his life’s assignment because of the continuous life signs he received when people kept saying to him “You know you’re supposed to heal people” from the age of 11 to when he was 41. At 41 is when he decided to listen.</li> <li>Tony is leading Wal-Mart’s relief efforts in Houston to help people overcome the devastation of hurricane Harvey</li> <li>Tony grew up in Puerto Rico until he was 11 years old and then moved to a completely different world in Virginia. </li> <li>Tony dealt with not fitting in as a Afro - Latino growing up in Sothern Virginia at a time where everyone was considered either black or white.</li> <li>Going to counseling as a young boy changed his outlook and desire to fit in and it helped change and shape his life. He was encouraged to go to counseling by his parents.</li> <li>Tony learned his work ethic from his parents</li> <li>“I choose not to do it very often but if I have to do it I’m sure glad I know how to do it.” - Tony Waller episode #78</li> <li>Tony created his own major at the University of Virginia because the pre- determined majors were to strict for him. He studied Interdisciplinary study in Latin -American Affairs with a concentration in Latin American Business which is now an official major at UVA.</li> <li> Tony details his experience traveling abroad to Johanessburg and working in villages to help others inside of this episode.</li> </ol> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p><strong>Tony:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/1solesearcher">https://www.instagram.com/1solesearcher</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.twitter.com/1solesearcher">https://www.twitter.com/1solesearcher</a></p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 077: The Blueprint To The Vice President Suite in Corporate America with Chris Winton & Donald Comer
<p>Donald & Chris give us their blueprint to making it to the Vice-President suite in one of America’s Fortune 100 companies. They detail their experience and the power that mentorship and self actualization has played in their successes.</p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <p>Chris changed his course from wanting to be CTO of Fedex to moving in Human Resources because HR aligned more with his passion</p> <p>Chris’s big indicator that he like human resources more as he noticed that his bookshelf changed from being IT focused to leadership focused and through conversation with friends and colleagues </p> <p>Donald has worked multiple careers in finance, marketing, auditing, IT and operations anaysis now doing decision science for FEDEx</p> <p>At 57 Donald is energized and in learning mode in his career. Things that keep him motivated are his humble upbringing and hanging around people that are smarter than he is.</p> <p>“I know that I always want to work, I always want to contribute and I always want to make an impact and leave a footprint” - Donald Comer Episode #77</p> <p>“My motivation has always been to a be a contributor and to be able to gauge my impact on the bottom line of the corporation.” - Donald Comer Episode #77 </p> <p>It’s very important to surround yourself with cheerleaders, also attend conferences and be a member of organizations that energize you</p> <p>Chris started out as an IT intern and worked his way up. He spent his nights and weekends reading on the position and expertise for the job he wanted. He sought out mentors in the positions that he wanted. He then practiced posing in the mirror for the picture with the exact suit he was going to wear for 10 years.</p> <p>“I started posing in the picture with that in mind at age 22 and made managing director in IT at 32” - Chris Winton Episode #77</p> <p>“You can never understand the power of a sponsor, somebody who is willing to lend some of their personal equity to get you to a place that you want to be or sometime not even a place that you know you want to be, but a place that they know you ought to be based on the demonstrated hard work, commitment and the genius that you bring to work everyday.” - Donald Comer Episode #77</p> <p>“We often talk about having a mentor but what we all should aspire to is to earn a sponsor. You can request a mentor but you have to earn a sponsor.” - Donald Comer Episode #77</p> <p>“The way you earn a sponsor is with great work not good work and most people confuse the difference between good work and great work. Good work you have to go sell yourself, great work, other people talk about it.” - Chris Winton Episode #77</p> <p>“Earning a mentor who is in reality a sponsor is the greatest success that an individual can have in terms of moving their careers forward” - Donald Comer Episode #77</p> <p>Chris acknowledged that he was excluding himself from high-level conversations because of internal dialogue and got out of his own way by studying the companies business and broadening his knowledge base. </p> <p>Chris had a huge breakthrough when he stopped thinking of himself as his educational background.</p> <p>“When you add something of value that drives revenue, it doesn’t matter what color you are everybody is listening” - Chris Winton Episode #77</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Chris does the following to perform at his best:</strong>  </p> <p>Meditates daily</p> <p>Always smiles</p> <p>Always starts his day with music, listens to his music after a tough meeting, finishes his day with music as well.</p> <p>Challenging days or situations he listens to Eminem 8 mile</p> <p>Jazz music relax’s him</p> <p>The music is important to keep the smile.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Donalds's 3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <p>Have a plan</p> <p>work the plan</p> <p>Find as many cheerleaders as you can to help you along the way</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Chris's 3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <p>Find your purpose</p> <p>know your purpose</p> <p>connect your purpose to solving someone elses problem</p> <p>Keep your motives pure</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Donald:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/donaldcomer/">https://www.instagram.com/donaldcomer/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/donald.comer.5">https://www.facebook.com/donald.comer.5</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Chris:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/chris.winton.7545">https://www.facebook.com/chris.winton.7545</a></p> <p> </p> <p> Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 076: How Hip Hop & Color Are Diversifying Theater with Nsangou Njikam, Mckenzie Frye & Elisha Lawson
<p>The Cast of Syncing Ink stops in the studio to discuss their upcoming show and shed light on their experience as people of color in the theater industry and what they have done to sustain and change the game.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <p><strong>When picking a team </strong><strong>Nsangou</strong> <strong>looks for his artists to be the following:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Professional </li> <li>Adaptive</li> <li>Take advantage of artistic freedom</li> <li>Chemistry - who do I want to work with</li> <li>Community</li> </ol> <p><strong>Things that make sure everyone is good on set:</strong></p> <p>Snacks and a team that will check in to make everyone is treating others right.</p> <p> “Part of what can motivate people is knowing that there is sweetness in the moment as opposed to sweetness later “-<strong>Nsangou Njikam</strong> Episode #76</p> <p>All of these artists are here to serve the work</p> <p> The name of the play comes from the line “I start to think and then I sink into the paper like I was ink” in I know you got soul by Eric B. & Rakim </p> <p>
Elisha talks about his experience auditioning and freestyle rapping with the director during his audition.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>The entire cast talk about their issues and experiences with auditioning for roles and share the following:</strong>
</p> <ul> <li>The audition room is a huge hurdle because you have to fit into someone else’s idea of what you should be as a person of color</li> <li>As a person of color you have to understand that the lens often times is not the lens of the people that you see on stage its the lens of the viewers and the writers</li> </ul> <p>
</p> <p><strong>Why minorities do not attend the theater as much as other races</strong>:</p> <ol> <li>Cost</li> <li>Positive representation of people of different races and cultures beyond diversity and on to human community and purpose</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>How to diversify the theater:</strong><strong>
</strong></p> <ol> <li>Buy tickets to shows especially minority shows</li> <li>Make noise when you see there</li> <li>Tell people who work at the theater that you want to see more shows that represent you</li> </ol> <p>
Elisha got into theater to be in a play as Santa Clause because he wanted to kiss Ms. Claus</p> <p>"Discipline plus faith beats anything" - Mckenzie Frye Episode #76</p> <p>Nsangou got into theater because his older brother used to be in theater and his parents would throw him parties after his performances.   
</p> <p><strong>Things to do to stay out of your own way:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Don’t judge, Don’t judge yourself just do, be in the practice of your faith and beliefs - Mckenzie Frye</li> <li>Ask yourself what happens if I win. Place tangible things in your life that symbolize success - Nsoungo</li> <li>Face your fears and practice everyday - Elisha </li> </ol> <p><strong>Resources to be successful in the theater and performing world:</strong></p> <ul> <li>voiceovers, memorization and  movements</li> <li>read this book Uta Hagen -Challenge for the Actor - <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Challenge-Actor-Uta-Hagen/dp/0684190400">https://www.amazon.com/Challenge-Actor-Uta-Hagen/dp/0684190400</a> - Elisha </li> <li>“Don’t wait for a stage, see if what  you do works in real life” - Mckenzie Frye Episode #76</li> <li>Read the Alchemist, Star Wars and Hip Hop - Nsoungo</li> <li>Manifest and speak things into existence</li> </ul> <p><strong>
The play starts 9/25/17 buy tickets to the play here:</strong> <a href= "http://www.theflea.org/show_detail.php?page_type=0&show_id=192"> http://www.theflea.org/show_detail.php?page_type=0&show_id=192</a></p> <p>
</p> <p><strong>Nsangou's 3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Do things with your body</li> <li>Study someone who is doing or has done what you want to do and modify it to yourself</li> <li>Get in tune with how life works</li> </ol> <p><strong>Elisha's 3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li>create your daily blueprint</li> <li>Have faith</li> <li>Find your inspiration</li> </ol> <p><strong>Mckenzies's 3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Know that you are enough</li> <li>Try everything you think you can do</li> <li>“Have mercy on yourself in the process” - Mckenzie Frye Episode #76</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Elisha:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/elishalawson">http://www.instagram.com/elishalawson</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/elishalawson">https://www.facebook.com/elishalawson</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Mckenzie:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/mckenziefrye">www.instagram.com/mckenziefrye</a> </p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/mckenziefrye">https://www.facebook.com/mckenziefrye</a></p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 075: Don’t Let Them Change Your Last Name For A Nickname with Sarah and Hilda Perez of Salud Para Todos
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Hilda & Sarah talk about their journey of growing up in and now running their family business. How they took over the C-Suite & took their fathers company into the digital age.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Hilda & Sarah are running their family business which was founded by their father and has been running for 25 years and counting</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Hilda & Sarah recommend Spirulina </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Salad has 40 plus proprietary products</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Hilda & Sarah and their mother were  the guinea pig for their dad’s new and innovative ideas </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Taking over the family business is about protecting the legacy </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Health Tip: </strong>Tying a rubber band around the palm of the hand on the same side of the bleeding nostril will stop a nosebleed</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Their father is a dreamer</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">They worked at their fathers store during their school years</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Health Tip:</strong> Heal your sinuses by putting Vicks vapor rub on a plantain peel and put it on your forehead while it is hot</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"Don’t let them change your last name for a nickname” - Dr. Rigo </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Hilda also runs a marketing company called Savvy</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Hilda & Sarah agree that the most challenging part about being in the C-suite is that the buck stops with you.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"If its the wrong decision, its ok to back out" - Hilda Perez episode #75</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"Be a problem solver, figure it out and keep moving” - Sarah Perez - Jarrett</span></p> <p class="p2"> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Hilda's 3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Find what you are passionate about and do it</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Don’t worry about what other people think</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Use your support system</span></p> <p class="p3"> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Sarah's 3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Be selfish = make time for yourself</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Be a problem solver</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Recognize and ask when you need help</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Sarah:</strong></p> <p class="p1"><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/sarahperezjarrett"><span class= "s1">www.instagram.com/sarahperezjarrett</span></a></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s2"><a href= "https://saludparatodos.com/">https://saludparatodos.com/</a></span></p> <p class="p1"><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/SALUDgroup"><span class= "s1">https://www.facebook.com/SALUDgroup</span></a></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Store: 4791 Broadway 9-8pm  (800) 299-7917</span></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Hilda:</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/itshildap"><span class= "s1">www.instagram.com/itshildap</span></a></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 074: How I made 5 Figures In 10 Days with Todd Wahnish
<p>Todd tells us how he launched a 5 figure product in 10 days, how he navigates work life balance with his wife as his co-founder and why knowing the business of art matters</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <ul> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"Amateurs make something so they can sell it, pros sell it so they can make it” <strong>- Todd Wahnish episode #74</strong> </span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Todd talks about learning from Jeff Coons and the reasons to </span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Don’t be blinded by your ideas to the point that you forget about your audience (the people who will need to buy it)</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Avoid building your ideas in a vacuum by putting your idea out there and doing research with the people you attract. </span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Put the idea out there via a blog and work to build a audience</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Todd’s first question was would you buy this when presenting a new idea to his audience and it funded his idea</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"Cash is validation, yes’s are not validation money in your pocket’s validation and its also pressure" <strong>Todd Wahnish episode #74</strong> </span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Even though his wife is his co-founder they have 1 rule: No business before breakfast</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">His wife and his working relationship started organically because he needed help, </span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">He knew his wife was the one because when the chips were down and he had $3 in his bank account she told him to keep going and not to go get a job</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">He tested her to see if she was down to go through the high’s and low’s of entrepreneurship</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Todd was once homeless and only able to take a shower every 3 weeks</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Todd stood up to his college dean in order to be able to get started on his new york art journey</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">How staying persistent to get his opportunity for a job when he was unemployed paid off</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Todd learned to think about more than being an artist by working in the music industry</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Todd suggests making yourself yourself the center of attention when networking or building an audience by talking to people, putting your work out there, going on social media and adding value and dedicating something to your craft</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"You only feel your shackles when you try to move, you can be that prisoner, you can be there stuck in that life but its up to you to realize that thats what it is” <strong>-</strong> <strong>Todd Wahnish episode #74</strong></span></li> </ul> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Todd's 3 keys to Create Your Best Life:</strong></span></p> <ol> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Trust yourself</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Focus on what you do</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"You only feel your shackles when you try to move, you can be that prisoner, you can be there stuck in that life but its up to you to realize that thats what it is” <strong>-</strong> <strong>Todd Wahnish episode #74</strong></span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Todd:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cleverera.com">www.cleverera.com</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/wahnish">https://www.instagram.com/wahnish</a></p> <p class="p1"><a href= "https://twitter.com/wahnish">https://twitter.com/wahnish</a> </p> <p class="p1"><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/todd.wahnish">https://www.facebook.com/todd.wahnish</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 073: Guest Episode - Hustling Forward - Kevin Y. Brown on Underdog Stuff with Gregory Nesmith
<p>UNstoppable guest Kevin Y. Brown stops by to talk about how millennial entrepreneurs can hustle forward! Kevin shares the 10 “C’s” of Entrepreneurship and more!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p><strong>Gregory Nesmith:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://gregorynesmith.com/">https://gregorynesmith.com/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/thegregorynesmith">https://www.instagram.com/thegregorynesmith</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/gregorynesmith">https://twitter.com/gregorynesmith</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/gregorynesmith">https://www.facebook.com/gregorynesmith</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 072: Finding and Creating My Own Path with Kia Brown
<p class="p1">Kia goes in detail about her journey from working in retail to saving lives in Ameri Core/FEMA and now living her passion as a community gardener in Nashville Tennessee.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <p> </p> <ol> <li class="m_-4718447290386214998gmail-p1"><span class= "m_-4718447290386214998gmail-s1">The purpose of community gardening is to bring people's focus back to the land and the earth and have people be connected with their food system. Also to bring people together to cultivate community. Bring people together who may not know one another</span></li> <li class="m_-4718447290386214998gmail-p1"><span class= "m_-4718447290386214998gmail-s1">A lot of the vegetables that new American people are used to eating are more expensive in grocery stores which makes community gardening a better affordable option</span></li> <li class="m_-4718447290386214998gmail-p1"><span class= "m_-4718447290386214998gmail-s1">Kia volunteered for AmeriCorpos in a branch of FEMA before working in community gardening</span></li> <li class="m_-4718447290386214998gmail-p1"><span class= "m_-4718447290386214998gmail-s1">After graduating college Kia worked in retail before working at AmeriCorpos</span></li> <li class="m_-4718447290386214998gmail-p1"><span class= "m_-4718447290386214998gmail-s1">She found her inspiration for community gardening at a potluck while in AmeriCorpos where her teammates had all made fresh dishes from their community garden and had a deep sense of community and conversation around the meal. People from different cultures and ethnicities and different foods.</span></li> <li class="m_-4718447290386214998gmail-p1"><span class= "m_-4718447290386214998gmail-s1">"I love to connect good people to good food and each other” - Kia Brown</span></li> <li class="m_-4718447290386214998gmail-p1"><span class= "m_-4718447290386214998gmail-s1">Her support system tells her to trust her instinct and that she knows what she is doing</span></li> <li class="m_-4718447290386214998gmail-p1"><span class= "m_-4718447290386214998gmail-s1"><strong>"Hey what you are doing is ok, you don’t have to have and you don’t have to lead a traditional life because you are not a traditional person” - Kia Brown episode #72</strong></span></li> <li class="m_-4718447290386214998gmail-p1"><span class= "m_-4718447290386214998gmail-s1"><strong>"Stay true to yourself and focused on doing things that you love to do because eventually, you’ll get to the place where you need to be” - Kia Brown episode #72</strong></span></li> <li class="m_-4718447290386214998gmail-p1"><span class= "m_-4718447290386214998gmail-s1">Sit down and write out a list of things that you love doing and write out a list of things that terrify you. Most of the time its a mixture of the two that lead you to your dreams</span></li> <li class="m_-4718447290386214998gmail-p1"><span class= "m_-4718447290386214998gmail-s1">Be ok with making mistakes because mistake are apart of the journey and mistakes make you who you are </span></li> <li class="m_-4718447290386214998gmail-p1"><span class= "m_-4718447290386214998gmail-s1">Kia’s favorite food to grow is Brussel sprouts</span></li> </ol> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Kia's Keys to creating your best life:</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li class="m_-4718447290386214998gmail-li1"><span class= "m_-4718447290386214998gmail-s1">Don't be discouraged if you are surrounded by people who know what they want to do</span></li> <li class="m_-4718447290386214998gmail-li1"><span class= "m_-4718447290386214998gmail-s1">Don't let others influence you so much so that you feel that you are failing in some manner</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p class="p2">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kia:</strong></p> <p><a title="www.instagram.com/munchichi_4782" href= "http://www.instagram.com/munchichi_4782">www.instagram.com/munchichi_4782</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/thenashvillefoodproject">www.instagram.com/thenashvillefoodproject</a> </p>
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CYLS 071: The Top 10 Quotes We All Should Live By
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">In this episode of the CYLS, Kevin elaborates the 10 most impactful quotes from past Create Your Life Series guests.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <p> </p> <ol class="ol1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">“Life can make choices for you or you can make choices for your life.” - Lisa Nicole Wilkerson, Broadway actress, TV Host and speaker</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">“Walk in the shoes you want to fill.” - Eric Fondren CEO of Itell.io</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">“Believe with a period, not a comma.” - Dr. Raphael Moffett</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">“Pay attention to breadcrumb experiences (experiences that set you up for a bigger purpose in life later on).” - Jovian Irvin, Founder of the OnPurpose Movement</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">“Do not become attached to your title because your title is not your identity.” - Tony Laurent</span></li> </ol> <p class="p2"> </p> <p class="p2">For the last 5 tips Listen to the podcast episode and subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p>
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CYLS 070: The 10 C's Of Entrepreneurship
<p>Kevin highlights his 10 C's of Entrepreneurship and how every entrepreneur needs them to create their life.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <p> </p> <ol class="ol1"> <li class="li1"><strong>Compound</strong></li> <li class="li1">Calculate</li> <li class="li1">Contribute</li> <li class="li1">Collaborate</li> <li class="li1">Consistent </li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p>For the last 7 tips Listen to the podcast episode and subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 069: Paris, Barcelona & Ibiza - 10 things I Learned While Traveling Abroad
<p>In this episode Kevin reveals the 10 things he learned while traveling abroad to Paris, Barcelona & Ibiza. Racism, Travel & Universal language.</p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <p> </p> <ol class="ol1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">Exchange as little money at the airport as possible</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">Use local transportation (train and buses)</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">Save money on housing by staying in a hostel or using AirBnB</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">Reviews matter </span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">Racism & Discrimination are alive and well</span></li> </ol> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>For the last 7 tips Listen to the podcast episode and subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 068: Embrace Challenge & Take Advantage of All Opportunities with Carl Ulysses
<p>Carl takes us on his journey of sleeping on a air mattress with holes & eating peanut butter sandwiches every day to becoming a respected tailor. He details the importance of self belief, embracing challenges & taking advantage of every opportunity.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <ul> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Carl has worked on Captain America, Black Panther, Tupac Biopic “All Eyez On Me” 23 tv shows and films to date</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">The power of being great at your craft and referalls </span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Carl discussed the challenges and triumphs of making costumes and things that he has never done before</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">The Power & Rewards of Constructive Criticism</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Tailoring for Janelle Monae, Jessica Alba, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and other Celebs</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"New York showed me that there is nothing that I can go through that can hinder me from my dream” - <strong>Carl Ulysses episode #68</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">He just opened a new showroom in Atlanta georgia</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"Not knowing, is the best thing that you can be up against, because it provides challenge and challenge is what shapes you."- <strong>Carl Ulysses episode #68</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"It’s ok to make mistakes, it’s ok to learn, its ok not to be the best because there is no one that is going to be as good as you are at whatever it is that you are trying to do.. So nobody can be you” - <strong>Carl Ulysses episode #68</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"The best jewels that I have received don’t come from a person they come from situations"<strong> </strong>- <strong>Carl Ulysses episode #68</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1"> Carl outlines and details his struggle to become </span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"You’ll receive what you need throughout struggle as long as you embrace it” - <strong>Carl Ulysses episode #68</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">He discusses the importance of cutting off your non believers from knowing your vision, protect it</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Leaning on your friends to reach your goals</span></li> </ul> <p class="p2"> </p> <p class="p2"><strong> Carl Ulysses 3 keys to Create Your Life:</strong></p> <ol> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Pray</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Embrace Challenge, stand in the face of adversity, don’t allow chaos around you to distract you</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Take full advantage of each and every opportunity that you have </span></li> </ol> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Carl Ulysses:</strong></p> <p>carlulysses.com</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">info@carlulysses.com</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">twitter.com/carlulysses</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">fb.com/carlulysses</span></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></strong></span></p> <p class="p1"> </p>
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CYLS 067: Eating to Live with Chef Keidi Awadu
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Chef Keidi provides us with insight on why he changed his diet to vegan and took up being a chef as an occupation. He also shares some of his lessons learned from traveling the world and why vegans live longer.</span></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Our live event Ambition went GREAT! cylseries.eventbrite.com</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Lessons learned from throwing our first live event</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">On average vegetarians live longer than carnivores and vegans live longer than vegetarians.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">According to Chef Keidi, there are 10 levels of eating</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“Once I learn a fact about something, I attempt to integrate it immediately." - <strong>Chef</strong> <strong>Keidi Awadu episode #67</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"The More I learned, the smart I became, the smarter I became, the more I refined the life that I lived and the exposures in which I expose my body which therefore increased my capacity…. for learning even more.” - <strong>Chef</strong> <strong>Keidi Awadu episode #67</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Meat Sweet diet is not healthy and affects the function of the brain</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Keidi’s eyes rejuvenated after changing his diet and he is 62 and no longer needs glasses. He wore glasses in his 20’s</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"Food is nature’s most perfect medicine” - <strong>Chef</strong> <strong>Keidi Awadu episode #67</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Chewicide= People die from what they eat.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Our hearts are designed to last 120 years</span></p> <p class="p2"> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s2"><strong>3 tips to change your diet</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Be a well informed consumer (study up)</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"Live is Life, dead food is Death - <strong>Chef</strong> <strong>Keidi Awadu episode #67</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">95% of food sold in common grocery stores is not made for human consumption</span></p> <p class="p2"> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"Humans are the only animal that must cook the meat before they eat it or else the meat will kill them" - <strong>Chef</strong> <strong>Keidi Awadu episode #67</strong></span></p> <p class="p3"> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Chef Keidi Awadu says that what separates him from other raw food chefs is his recipes have the densest spicing spectrum in the world</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">He hasn’t used an over in 7 years</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">He hasn’t used a microwave in 20 years</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Chef says that if a microwave can change the structure of water, if your body is 71% water then you might not want to use a microwave</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Chef Keidi has been a raw chef for 7 years</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Chef Keidi speaks multiple languages and taught himself to speak french in 2 months</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Chef Keidi has published over 30 books</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>3 lessons Chef Keidi has had the opportunity to learn while traveling the world</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Travel is one of the greatest forms of education</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">When traveling to a country learn how to be polite in their language</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Don’t travel as an american (or as someone of your own country, be open to learning how life is lived elsewhere)</span></p> <p class="p2"><strong>Chef Keidi Awadu's 3 keys to Create Your Life:</strong></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Rule your body by the rhytms of nature, mother nature - <strong>Chef</strong> <strong>Keidi Awadu episode #67</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Literacy is supreme, Literacy determines the fate of nations</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Dream out loud</span></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Chef Keidi:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/anahiangelone">http://livingsuperfood.com/</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.cornersocialnyc.com">https://www.facebook.com/chefkeidi/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/chefkeidi">https://twitter.com/chefkeidi</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></strong></p>
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CYLS 066: If It’s Meant To Be, It’s Up To Me with Anahi Angelone
<p>Anahi goes in depth about her transition from Argentina to the U.S., learning english in 3 months and dodging corporate America to now becoming owner of her 4th restaurant</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <p> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anahi is from Argentina and is the owner of Angel of Harlem and Corner Social</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">She learned the english language in 3 months</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anahi is a graduate of Berkely college in NYC with a major in International Business </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Her first restaurant was a 10,000 square foot restaurant called Galway Hooker</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anahi believes in having a partnership with employees to let them do their dream career of being an actor or actress if they give 150% while at work</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anahi made her restaurants successful by learning the community, going to block association meetings every month, shopping local, eating local and exercising local. Walking the community</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anahi believes that you are nothing without your tribe</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">she discusses her favorite foods at each restaurant</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anahi always asks herself what can she do to challenge herself</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Transcedental meditation has changed her life by calming her down and silencing the noise in her head</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anahi’s favorite quote is “If It’s meant to be, it’s up to me” - Naomi Simson </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Anahi Angelone's 3 keys to Create Your Life:</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Figure out your motive (a cause bigger than you), gather your tribe and keep it real, Enjoy the ride</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p> <strong>Anahi:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/anahiangelone">https://twitter.com/anahiangelone</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/anahiangelone">https://www.instagram.com/anahiangelone</a> </p> <p><a href= "http://www.cornersocialnyc.com">www.cornersocialnyc.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.angelofharlemnyc.com">www.angelofharlemnyc.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 065: Goals Over Everything with Justin Manning & Simone Waugh
<p>Simone and Justin share their blueprint to creating a sponsored Obstacle Course Racing Brand (Spartan Race) using social media and a Can't Stop Won't Stop mentality</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <p> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"#GOE Goals Over Everything" - Simone Waugh</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Medal Addict is a lifestyle brand focused on obstacle course racing</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">OCR means </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“When you do these fire jumps and this obstacle course racing, you forget your fears and when you embrace that, that’s how you create your lifestyle and do things that you never thought you could do before” - <strong>Justin Manning episode #66 </strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“Communication is key, when you’re trying to build a dynasty or any kingdom you definitely want to have a foundation in terms of what the end goal is” - <strong>Justin Manning episode #66</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The name medal addict was inspired by Simone’s former blog struggles of a love addict</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">They keep their relationship strong by establishing boundaries and hours to focus on business</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Simone is a full time entrepreneur and Justin works a 9-5 and works on Medal Addict after work</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“The lifestyle you want is only one obstacle away, Jump over that Shit” - <strong>Simone Waugh episode #66</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Waugh Manning Manifesto</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Simone leaves her phone on do not disturb to remain focused most of the day everyday</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Justin spends the first 15 minutes of the day doing social media for medal addict</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Justin spends his free time watching anime</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Simone spends her free time watching 90’s shows on her DVR</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Justin just went to the sources for sponsorship without a press kit by sending his stats into sponsors</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"Nobody is going to come to you in this sport or with any opportunity you have to create your life” - <strong>Justin Manning episode #66</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"Anybody who’s out there, Anybody who’s sacrificing their body and their time and their finances for this stuff they are a medal addict” - <strong>Simone Waugh episode #66</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Justin started marketing medal addict at all of the OCR races that he went to</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">All of medal addicts writers and social media posts are community sourced</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Medal Addict also looks for content from different peoples posts and gives them the option to expound on it on the medal addict platform</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Justin and Simone are both Black Belts</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Simone Waugh's 3 keys to Create Your Life: Find your Tribe, Find Your Lane, Do The Work” - <strong>Simone Waugh episode #66</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Justin Mannings 3 keys to Create Your Life:</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Execute Your Idea & Know Your Weaknesses, Be Authentic, Be Consistent</span></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s2"><strong>Justin:</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s2">@medaladdict</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s2">@Brooklnit3</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s2">medaladdict@gmail.com</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s2"><strong>Simone:</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s2">@moniwaugh</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s2">@saywaugh.fit</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 064: CEO TALKS - How to Make Part 2 of 2017 Better with Eric Fondren
<p>Find out the mistakes and triumphs of Eric & Kevin so far this year and their tips to help you make the 2nd part of 2017 even greater.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <p> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Create a do not ever do this again list</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Promised to create great images around her work for social media</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">obstacles faced during the year: communicating effectively with the team is important</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"You can only fail at something when you actually quit" <strong>- Kevin Y. Brown episode #64</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">know the roles that you want people to fill when you are looking to expand your team</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"Focus on the Gold, not the Glitter" - <strong>Eric Fondren episode #64</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">venture out organization</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Ways Eric stays abreast of his industry:</strong> adweek, digidaily, adclub websites, direct introductions, industry conferences, associations and networking and reading.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Facebook conference f8</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Follow influencers online, find inspiration without copying, read industry  magazines, knowing the best in your industry and meet them in the city you are in, build relationships</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“having confidence in what you’re doing, being able to communicate that to anybody at a very basic level and developing a relationship with someone that over a long period of time they can work on your behalf because they believe in what you’ve told them” - <strong>Eric Fondren episode #64 when asked about how he has scaled his company</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"Everybody you meet has some value, you just need to humble yourself enough to see it” - <strong>Eric Fondren episode #64 when asked about how he has scaled his company</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"Constantly pour into yourself and constantly pour into others…and Value others" <strong>- Eric Fondren</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></span></p> <p><strong>Eric:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.itell.io/">http://www.itell.io/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/ericnfondren">https://twitter.com/ericnfondren</a></p> <p><strong>Donnie:</strong></p> <p class="p1"><a href="instagram.com/thirstybrushes"><span class= "s1">instagram.com/thirstybrushes</span></a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="facebook.com/thirstybrushes"><span class= "s1">facebook.com/thirstybrushes</span></a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="donnierogersart.com"><span class= "s1">donnierogersart.com</span></a></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 063: How 'Bout That For A Crack Baby with Shawn Blanchard
<p>Shawn shares with us his journey from crack baby to director of youth services for the city of detroit to entrepreneur, professor and mentor specialist. This is an episode you won't want to miss.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <p> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Shawn’s mom inspired him to be an entrepreneur through her professional shoplifting business</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">He learned how to cut crack at 11 years old from his older brother</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">His early ambitions were to be a drug lord and rap due to influences of his environment</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">He changed his ambitions due to his brother being killed in a drug transaction when he was 14.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">His high school counselor Ms. Champion set him on the right path to make the most of his life. She helped him fill out his scholarship applications, college applications and walked him through the entire college process</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">**According to Shawn a person should have multiple streams of income, motivation and impact</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Shawn says that 90% of people who are mentored when they are young grow up and become mentors</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Shawn created a leadership group at the high school he was formerly a teacher at in the Bronx, NY</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Friendtor is a term Shawn has coined and it means that someone is a cross between a friend and a mentor</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Shawn was the director of youth services for the city of detroit and oversaw the my brothers keeper initiative there as well.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"So many things are disjointed in the system of people all doing work, we have to come together and make sure that were communicating with one another to make a mightier blow" - <strong>Shawn Blanchard episode #62</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"Mentorship is not about creating rockstars, its about making people better than what they would have been without you"<strong> </strong>- <strong>Shawn Blanchard episode #62</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Shawn speaks on the importance of using a team and prioritizing to avoid doing everything all as once</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"Its not a matter of if, its simply a matter of when we get these things done, and how we can put these things on auto pilot" - <strong>Shawn Blanchard episode #62</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"At the end of the day it doesn’t matter if you’re on wall street or if you’re  a guy that’s fishing, at the end of the day when you wake up and you’re happy… that’s success"  - <strong>Shawn Blanchard episode #62</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">**Pay attention to what you are consuming, what are you reading, watching, listening to and your social group</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Purchase a suite from Shawn’s company Snap Suits: snapsuits.com discount code = shawnten</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Shawn's 3 Keys to creating your best life:</strong></span></p> <ol class="ol1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">"You are the CEO of your life and you need to gather 3 things, your mentors, friendtors and resources."  - Shawn Blanchard episode #62 <strong>(when asked for 3 tools to create your best life) </strong></span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Shawn Blanchard:</strong></p> <p><strong><a href= "http://www.iamshawnblanchard.com">www.iamshawnblanchard.com</a></strong></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/shawntb"><strong>https://twitter.com/shawntb</strong></a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/shawntblanchard/"><strong>https://www.instagram.com/shawntblanchard/</strong></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 062: I Am More Than Beyonce's Dad with Mathew Knowles CEO of Music World Entertainment
<p>Mathew Knowles gives us the secrets to creating superstars as big as Beyonce, his humble beginnings and how he has maintained a successful 25 year career as a record label executive.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Mathew has been teaching at Texas Southern for 10 years </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">He created program called ERM - entertainment recording management</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">He is a graduate of Fisk University 1974</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">he integrated every school that he attended from elementary to college</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">His drive and desire for entrepreneurship came from parents, dad went to the 3rd grade </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">He comes from humble beginnings: His dad was a truck driver and his mom was a colored maid</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Growing up he picked cotton and tomatoes for 25 cents per foot tub</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">First business was selling candy, cut lawns, had a job every summer growing up </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"You can’t be successful if you’re not passionate” - <strong>Mathew Knowles episode #62</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"You don’t ask people about your vision…never never do that, you only go to someone with your idea when you are ready for them to do something" - <strong>Mathew Knowles episode #62</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Celebrating his 25th year in business with his company Music World Entertainment</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"A little knowledge, a little power, a lot of knowledge the world is ours” - <strong>Mathew Knowles episode #62</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"Things that you love, its going to take you a minute to make money on it but eventually you will be successful because you love it, because you will give your all to be the very best at it" - <strong>Mathew Knowles episode #62</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Discusses his mentors and the power of mentors in his life</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Forthcoming book racism in the eyes of a child</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Operate on a high level and communicate with those on a high level (C-suite)</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"Mistakes and failure are an opportunity to grow not quit" - <strong>Mathew Knowles episode #62</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"To be successful artist you need a quality artist, a quality product and a quality team” - <strong>Mathew Knowles episode #62 on what it takes to be a successful artist in the music industry today</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Mathew Knowles advice on how to create your best life: 1. who what the why, who is my customer who am i what is my product what is the perception of me, why should you buy it why should you buy into me.</span></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p2"> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Mathew Knowles:</strong><strong><br /></strong><a href= "http://www.mathewknowles.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.mathewknowles.com</span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://twitter.com/mathewknowles">https://twitter.com/mathewknowles</a></span></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/mrmathewknowles/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> https://www.instagram.com/mrmathewknowles/</span> </a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/mrmathewknowles">https://www.facebook.com/mrmathewknowles</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 061: Guest Episode - The Hustle & Grind - Kevin Y. Brown on the Ash Cash Show
<p>Kevin Y. Brown was a guest on the Ash Cash show and this is the radio interview that got us the Create Your Life Series Radio Show & Podcast on WHCR 90.3 FM in Harlem New York.</p> <p>Learn about Kevin's hustle and grind from foster care to where he is now.</p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Ash Cash:<br /></strong><a href= "http://www.Iamashcash.com">www.Iamashcash.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/iamashcash">www.twitter.com/iamashcash</a></p> <p><a href= "www.instagram.com/iamashcash">www.instagram.com/iamashcash</a></p> <p> <strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 060: Pros, Cons & NFL Business 101 with Superbowl Champion Chris Canty
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Chris shares his journey of going from 2 near career ending injuries to having an 11 year Superbowl championship career. He goes in depth on the business of the NFL, money management & staying motivated. </span></p> <p class="p2"> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ol class="ul1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">When you try to do something that is not in alignment with what you want to do or who you are, it never ends up good” <strong>- Kevin Y. Brown</strong> <strong>episode #60</strong></span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">There is no getting around a lesson, if you don’t learn that lesson you will go back to square one</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Life is a journey not a destination</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">You have a choice in life, you are either going to be positive or your going to be negative and being negative just drains you” - <strong>Chris Canty</strong> <strong>episode #60</strong></span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">You have a choice and I always chose to maintain a positive attitude because ultimately that was going to lead to the best results<strong> </strong>- <strong>Chris Canty</strong> <strong>episode #60</strong></span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">His mother pushed him to become a football player</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Everything that I’ve done... I didn’t want to be halfway in, I didn’t want to stick my toe in the water, I’ve always committed to things - <strong>Chris Canty</strong> <strong>episode #60</strong></span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">I tried to develop a mentality where the way out was the way through, so whatever adversity that I was faced with no matter how hard it might appear no matter how bad I felt physically, mentally or spiritually or whatever it was I was going to try to push past it  because on the other side of that was something good"<strong>  </strong>- <strong>Chris Canty</strong> <strong>episode #60</strong></span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Every challenge presents an opportunity so you gotta focus on the opportunity side of it and focus on trying to improve whatever skill set that you’re working on<strong> </strong>at the time<strong> </strong>- <strong>Chris Canty</strong> <strong>episode #60</strong></span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">His father started his own business and Chris learned his money management skills from him</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">"12 years from signing my first NFL contract and I’m still learning how to manage money, you have to be willing to engage in the process of learning how to manage your own money because no one is going to watch your money like you would."<strong> </strong>- <strong>Chris Canty</strong> <strong>episode #60</strong></span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">"You can’t make an informed decision without information”<strong> </strong>- <strong>Chris Canty</strong> <strong>episode #60</strong></span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">"I’d rather be known as flawed than a fraud”<strong> - Chris Canty episode #60</strong></span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Chris speaks about bouncing back from a season ending ACL, LCL and PCL injury</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Chris credits a lot of his success as a man to his father</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Still getting drafted after getting his eyeball sliced open</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">Make your friends before you need them</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s1">A lot of life is just showing up </span></li> </ol> <p><span class="s1"><strong>Chris Canty’s 3 ways to Create Your Best Life:</strong></span></p> <ol> <li><span class="s1">Be a self Starter, motivate yourself</span></li> <li><span class="s1">Focus on the positives</span></li> <li><span class="s1">Have a sense of purpose</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong>Chris Canty:<br /></strong></p> <p class="p3">www.chriscantyfoundation.org </p> <p class="p4"><span class="s2"><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/HahnHumpty/">https://www.facebook.com/HahnHumpty/</a></span></p> <p class="p4"><span class="s2"><a href= "http://www.espn.com/espnradio/podcast/archive/_/id/11676470">http://www.espn.com/espnradio/podcast/archive/_/id/11676470</a></span></p> <p class="p4"><span class="s2"><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/chriscanty99">https://www.facebook.com/chriscanty99</a></span></p> <p class="p4"><span class="s2"><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/chriscanty99/">https://www.instagram.com/chriscanty99/</a></span></p> <p class="p4"><span class="s2"><a href= "https://twitter.com/chriscanty99">https://twitter.com/chriscanty99</a></span></p> <p class="p4"><span class="s3"><span style= "text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Donate to the Chris Canty</strong> </span><strong>foundation:</strong> <span class="s4"><a href="http://www.chriscantyfoundation.org/index.php/donate">http://www.chriscantyfoundation.org/index.php/donate</a></span></span></p> <p class="p4"><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 059: How You'll Amount to Nothing Became Inspiring Words for NFL SuperBowl Champion Alundis Brice
<p>Alundis shares how he turned negative comments from his neighbor to inspiration, He got up 11 days after being shot to become a top NFL draft pick. He learned from his family how to be the man he is today, and what's truly important to him now is his children and helping others.</p> <p><strong>Insight from this interview:</strong></p> <ul> <li>11 days after being shot, he got up and continued preparing for his life with the NFL.</li> <li>"I would love to say I did that on my own (drafted by NFL), I didn't. There's not a thing in my life that I did on my own." -- Alundis Brice, Past CYL Series Guest Episode #59</li> <li>He has a need to be humble and remain dedicated to his cause, no matter how hard it is.</li> <li>"You always learn from any situation you can get into and take something from it and make it your own." -- Alundis Brice, Past CYL Series Guest Episode #59</li> </ul> <p><strong>Alundis Brice:</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.twitter.com/alundisbrice" target= "_blank">www.twitter.com/alundisbrice<br /></a><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009268057175" target= "_blank">https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009268057175</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009268057175" target= "_blank"><strong>Kevin:<br /></strong></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com">www.kevinybrown.com</a><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><br /></a></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><br /> </a></span><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><br /> </a></span><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 058: From Unpaid Internship to Brand Ownership in the Music Industry with Paris Kirk
<p>Learn how Paris stayed motivated from coming from nothing to being a leader in Brand Management in music. From watching his mother work multiple jobs as a kid and pushing through the grind of an unpaid internship to ownership, Paris shares how me made it to where he is today.</p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong><br /> - Working hard to create opportunities.<br /> - "I've always been a person that if you give me opportunity, I'll figure out how to make the best of it."- Paris Kirk Past CYLSeries Guest Episode #58<br /> - Understand your vision, ignore the nay-sayers.<br /> - "I don't have to do things I don't want to do anymore." - Paris Kirk Past CYLSeries Guest Episode #58<br /> - "Some money and opportunities might seem to be a good thing, but usually if they're not inline with who you are as a person, usually those things never end well."- Paris Kirk Past CYLSeries Guest Episode #58</p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Paris Kirk:</strong><br /> http://propelmgmt.com/<br /> www.instagram.com/pksince83</p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong><br /> www.kevinybrown.com<br /> www.instagram.com/kevinybrown<br /> www.twitter.com/kevinybrown<br /> <a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 057: 5 Ivy League Degrees and Still Kicked Out of My Own Company with Josh Spodek
<p>Josh tells us what compelled him since childhood, his journey through five degrees, Spodek Academy, his motivations, and why 90,000 burpies isn't enough. He talks about his visits to North Korea.</p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong><strong><br /></strong>- Working through business lows and highs and coming out on top.<br /> - "I never felt I had to go out and start at a company and work until I got the gold watch at 50 years, I never felt compelled to do that." - Josh Spodek Past CYLSeries Guest Episode #57<br /> - Understanding steps to leadership and self-awareness.<br /> - "If someone doesn't have discipline, that's not a reason to do it, that's a reason TO do it."- Josh Spodek Past CYLSeries Guest Episode #57<br /> - Teaching, writing, business ownership and daily challenges.</p> <p><strong>Resources:</strong><br /> Free Mind-mapping Software at www.freeplane.org</p> <p>"Leadership Step by Step: Become the Person Others Follow" available at Barnes & Nobles, Amazon, and more.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Josh Spodek:</strong><br /> www.joshuaspodek.com<br /> www.spodekacademy.com<br /> www.twitter.com/spodek</p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong><br /> www.kevinybrown.com<br /> www.instagram.com/kevinybrown<br /> www.twitter.com/kevinybrown<br /> www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 056: Beating Colon Cancer with Faith, Love, & Positivity with Raphael Moffett
<p>Raphael takes us through his journey of college, teaching, and becoming a mentor, explains how taking responsibility for your actions should be a life goal, and using positivity, faith, and motivation in life and fighting health problems is the key to his success with his two year battle with cancer.</p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The importance of HBCUs and why it's even more important today.</li> <li>"Students have taught me a lot more than I've taught them."- Raphael Moffett Past CYLSeries Guest Episode #56<br /> Finding who you are through success, failure, reflection, hard work, and mentors</li> <li>"Rarely in life do we get to get a chance to live the stuff we talk about... but when you're presented with a challenge that makes you sink or swim, you make a decision right then to either sink or swim... and I made the decision to swim." - Raphael Moffett Past CYLSeries Guest Episode #56<br /> Beating colon cancer with love, faith, and positivity and how it changes your outlook in life.</li> <li>"No millionaire has cashed a check from the grave." - Raphael Moffett Past CYLSeries Guest Episode #56</li> </ul> <p><strong>Stay Connected:</strong></p> <p><strong>Raphael Moffett:<br /></strong><span id=":1z.co" class= "tL8wMe EMoHub" dir="ltr"><a class="Xx" dir="ltr" tabindex="-1" href= "https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Frxmoffett&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNE-ZtTFXL94BYWidoeM8jMW0IzoIA" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noreferrer" data-display= "https://twitter.com/rxmoffett" data-sanitized= "https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Frxmoffett&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNE-ZtTFXL94BYWidoeM8jMW0IzoIA">https://twitter.com/rxmoffett<br /> </a></span> <span id=":20.co" class="tL8wMe EMoHub" dir= "ltr"><a class="Xx" dir="ltr" tabindex="-1" href= "https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Frxmoffett&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFDRYCIbKeTUvv1e1xBb0bWUPlMpQ" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noreferrer" data-display= "https://www.instagram.com/rxmoffett" data-sanitized= "https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Frxmoffett&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFDRYCIbKeTUvv1e1xBb0bWUPlMpQ"> https://www.instagram.com/rxmoffett</a></span></p> <p><strong>Kevin:<br /></strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com">www.kevinybrown.com</a><a href= "http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><br /></a></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><br /> </a></span> <span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><br /> </a></span> <span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></span></p>
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CYLS 053: My Blueprint of Becoming an Aerospace Engineer with Omar Peele
<p>Omar Peele tells us of his journey of becoming an Aerospace Engineer, why flexibility and determination are major keys and his blueprint to succeeding in the field of engineering.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Tips from  Omar:</strong></span></p> <ol> <li> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">If you are in college or high school and want to be an engineer join nesbe</span></p> </li> <li> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">He is a service mechanical engineer and works </span><span class="s1">on commercial and private jets</span></p> </li> <li> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Recommends getting in the stem field early and exploring options</span></p> </li> <li> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"Flexibility is one of the most powerful concepts to understand, you need to be flexible in anything that you are passionate about" - O<strong>mar Peel Episode #51</strong></span></p> </li> <li> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">"My passion for engineering and my flexibility to allow it to happen and run its course when it does is one of the things that have made me successful in it." <strong>- </strong>- <strong>omar peel episode #51 </strong></span></p> </li> <li> <p class="p1">Don't limit yourself to a certain schedule, when you need to have things done by</p> </li> <li> <p class="p1">Have a drive and focus on what you want. once you find what you want you have to be serious about it and put all of your effort towards</p> </li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Keep up with Omar:</strong></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/jp_flight"><strong>www.instagram.com/jp_flight</strong></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 054: Around the World 4 times in 4 years with Isoul Harris
<p>Learn of Isoul's transition from unemployed grad student to teacher to editor in chief of a magazine and around the world 4 times in 4 years.  He’s met & interviewed Maya Angelou and Janet Jackson & now making his former employer his client.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode: </strong></p> <ol> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">He was inspired to be a writer because he got a d grade in english his first semester in college - he took on the challenge</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Started reading magazines at 9 years old,</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Always wanted to go into entertainment and wanted to write -so he married the two with journalism</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Started out as a teacher for 2.5 years</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Finished graduate school at NYU and couldn’t find a job so he had to leave New York to go back home and found a job the very next day as a teacher. </span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"It’s as easy as just doing it, whatever your goal or desire is” - Kevin Y. Brown</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Taught from 7-3 and left teaching job to work from 4pm - 1am for free as an assistant and after 1.5 years he became the editor and chief of rolling out magazine and she became a teacher</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">While Editor in Chief at Uptown magazine he circled the globe four times being a traveling journalist</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"Every job I’ve had, I’ve always made it a point to up the travel component or element wherever I Was" - <strong>Isoul Harris CEO of the Harris Creative Group episode #54</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"Luckily I haven’t been caught up in titles, I've known people who get caught up in titles and they get caught up and they get stuck” - <strong>Isoul Harris CEO of the Harris Creative Group episode #54</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"I believe in going to a job that’s going to give you something that you’ve never had before..that’s going to take you somewhere else and often times titles have nothing to do with that” - <strong>Isoul Harris CEO of the Harris Creative Group episode #54</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">“I don’t have anything in my closet that I don’t wear…I only want close in my closet that I wear and I apply that same logic across the board’ - <strong>Isoul Harris CEO of the Harris Creative Group episode #54</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"I only want to be around people that teach me something" <strong>-</strong> <strong>Isoul Harris CEO of the Harris Creative Group episode #54</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Follow your dream and keep your eyes on where it is that you want to go and that’s how things are going to workout for you - <strong>Kevin Y. Brown episode #54</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Soul learned entrepreneurship from his father who quit his job at IBM to run his own business</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Soul moved every 2 years growing up and only stayed at a job for 2 years for a period of his professional career</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"What I do is not who I am, it’s what I do” - <strong>Isoul Harris CEO of the Harris Creative Group episode #54</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"Often times it’s not a matter of talent, its not a matter of skill, it’s a matter of action" - <strong>Isoul Harris CEO of the Harris Creative Group episode #54</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">“The only thing that differentiates that person from you is that they decided to do it…That’s the only thing" <strong>- Isoul Harris CEO of the Harris Creative Group episode #54</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">The catalyst for me to be able to learn it, was wanting to learn it…you can be around the most talented people in the world but if you don’t want to learn anything you won’t - <strong>Isoul Harris CEO of the Harris Creative Group episode #54</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Isoul’s most challenging aspect of career has been learning to let go while not worrying about the next step but working towards the next step</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Keep up with Isoul:</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/isoulharris/">https://www.instagram.com/isoulharris/</a></p> <p><cite class="ellip _Sxh _Rm"><a href= "https://twitter.com/IsoulHarris">https://twitter.com/IsoulHarris</a></cite></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.kevinybrown.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a> </p> <p><cite class="ellip _Sxh _Rm" style= "color: #006621; font-style: normal; overflow: hidden; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap; font-size: 14px; flex: 0 1 auto; line-height: 20px; margin-right: 8px; font-family: Roboto, arial, sans-serif;">  </cite></p>
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CYLS 055: CEO Talks - NO Hookups! From Me or My Business with Eric Fondren
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Learn the insights and experiences of knowing when to market their products vs. barter and how they avoid giving hookup's in exchange of hurting their business. They also cover the importance of stem and collaboration of bridging gaps in college majors.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Insight from this episode:</strong></p> <ol> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">There is a difference between hookups and marketing </span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Bartering vs paying full or a discounted price</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"NO is my new superpower” - <strong>V. Taybron CEO of SavorV, - when asked about hookups or prioritizing power</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Always invoice for services even if you waive the fee</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Price at a premium so that you can offer discounts without hurting yourself</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"If someone says my lowest value is too much, then they are not the right customer for me" <strong>- Eric Fondren CEO of Itell.io  Episode #55</strong></span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Get the youth involved early in STEM education</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">There should be a premium on the importance of bridging the gap between majors</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">"Always deliver an experience to your customers and audience." <strong>- Kevin Y. Brown episode #55</strong></span></li> </ol> <p> <strong><span class="s1">Resources mentioned:</span></strong></p> <ol> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">slidebean.com</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">yotpo.com</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">mailchimp.com</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Keep up with the CEO Talks hosts:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Eric:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.itell.io/">http://www.itell.io/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/ericnfondren">https://twitter.com/ericnfondren</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.kevinybrown.com">www.kevinybrown.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/kevinybrown">www.instagram.com/kevinybrown</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/kevinybrown">www.twitter.com/kevinybrown</a> </p> <p><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/kevbrown001">www.facebook.com/kevbrown001</a> </p> <p><a href="http://www.itell.io/">http://www.itell.io/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/ericnfondren">https://twitter.com/ericnfondren</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 052: 10 Ways To Fit Working Out Into Your Schedule with Kevin Y. Brown
<p>In this episode of the CYLS, Kevin provides 10 ways for you to fit working out into your schedule so that you can achieve the Create Your Life Series motto of achieve Health, Wealth & Wisdom. </p> <p> </p> <ol> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Walk around the office on your breaks</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;"> </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Use a ball chair</strong> <span style="font-weight: 400;">- </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Keep workout equipment at your desk</strong><span style= "font-weight: 400;"> </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Have walk meetings</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Exercise in between daily activities</strong></li> </ol> <p>For the last 7 tips Listen to the podcast episode and subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes">itunes</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY">google play</a>, <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH">stitcher</a> and</p> <p><a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</a></p>
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CYLS 051: Attracting Sponsors and Making an Impact In The Do It Yourself Blog Space With AV Perkins
<p>A.V gives us details of how she made relationships with sponsors like Febreeze, how she manages her schedule working 6 days per week and the resources that she has used to monetize her blog and operate at a consistency rate of over 80% consistency.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Tips from AV:</strong></span></p> <ol class="ol1"> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">If you are looking for sponsors add your  media outlet to the vision database and build relationships with PR agencies</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">She nurtured a relationshiop with the PR rep for Febreeze for a year before anything came of it</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">She uses co-schedule to do all of social media scheduling</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">She operates on a 80% minimum of consistency</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">In the episode she shares  her weekly schedule</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">She uses final cut pro 10 to edit her videos </span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">She primarily has  entrepreneur friends</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">Her favorite quote is by the notorious B.I.G - “Stay Low & Keep Firing"</span></li> <li class="li1"><span class="s2">Her dad is the inspiration behind her blog, taught her how to dIY and use tools</span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><strong>Keep up with AV:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.avdoeswhat.com/">www.avdoeswhat.com/</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/avdoeswhat">www.instagram.com/avdoeswhat</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twitter.com/avdoeswhat"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.twitter.com</span><span style= "font-weight: 400;">/avdoeswhat</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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CYLS 050: Abundance Is Your Birth Right, Allow Yourself to Have It with Ash Cash
<p>Learn the secrets to achieving your birthright of Abundance as we dive into the strategies of Ash’s newest book, Mind Right Life Right. His journey from managing an 8 million dollar bank branch to entrepreneurship will inspire you to take action.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span></p>
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CYLS 049: Slam Dunk Success with NBA Legend Byron Scott & Business Mogul Charles Norris
<p>NBA Legend Byron Scott & Business Mogul Charles Norris share their secrets on running successful multi-millionaire teams, why every job is important & how to get the most out of your employees. Delegate, ask questions & ask for help are just a few tips.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on  </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span></p>
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CYLS 048: CEO Talks - Dealing With Difficult Customers with Eric Fondren & Chris Alvarez
<p>Kevin, Chris & Eric have a very real and transparent conversation about their experiences dealing with<br /> difficult customers, negative online reviews and actions that they have taken to protect the reputation of their businesses and themselves.</p> <p> </p> <p>Keep up with Chris & Eric</p> <p>Chris:</p> <p><a href= "http://www.transcendententerprise.com">www.<strong>transcendent</strong>enterprise.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/chrisalvarezmrtranscendent">www.instagram.com/chrisalvarezmrtranscendent</a></p> <p>Eric:</p> <p><a href="http://www.itell.io/">http://www.itell.io/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/ericnfondren">https://twitter.com/ericnfondren</a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 047: CEO Talks - Pt. 2 When To Hire, Who To Hire, How To Hire With Eric Fondren & Chris Alvarez
<p>Kevin, Chris & Eric have a very candid conversation about who they have hired in the past, how they have hired, why they have fired people and the consequences of those decisions. You don’t want to miss the comedy of these transparent stories.</p> <p> </p> <p>Keep up with Chris & Eric</p> <p>Chris:</p> <p><a href= "http://www.transcendententerprise.com">www.<strong>transcendent</strong>enterprise.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/chrisalvarezmrtranscendent">www.instagram.com/chrisalvarezmrtranscendent</a></p> <p>Eric:</p> <p><a href="http://www.itell.io/">http://www.itell.io/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/ericnfondren">https://twitter.com/ericnfondren</a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 046: CEO Talks - Pt. 1 When To Hire, Who To Hire, How To Hire With Eric Fondren & Chris Alvarez
<p>Kevin, Chris & Eric have a very candid conversation about who they have hired in the past, how they have hired, why they have fired people and the consequences of those decisions. You don’t want to miss the comedy of these transparent stories.</p> <p> </p> <p>Keep up with Chris & Eric</p> <p>Chris:</p> <p><a href= "http://www.transcendententerprise.com">www.<strong>transcendent</strong>enterprise.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/chrisalvarezmrtranscendent">www.instagram.com/chrisalvarezmrtranscendent</a></p> <p>Eric:</p> <p><a href="http://www.itell.io/">http://www.itell.io/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/ericnfondren">https://twitter.com/ericnfondren</a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 045: Mastering Running A Startup While Working In Corporate America With Co- Founders of MIM Connect Netta Dobbins & Bianca Jeanty
<p>Netta & Bianca provide us with the blueprint of how they grew their startup from a group chat to a successful community while working long hours in corporate america. Learn how they keep their team motivated and their automation secrets here.</p> <p> </p> <p>www.mimconnect.com</p>
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CYLS 044: Operating With Best Intentions in Mind with CEO & Principal of Eagle Academy Harlem Mahaliel Bethea
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">In this episode of the CYLS, Mr. Bethea gives us the inside scoop to running an education startup and how to operate on best intentions to maximize employee & student potential & results. </span></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"> </p>
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CYLS 043: 10 Ways to Start & Stick With Your Workout Routine
<p>In this episode of the CYLS, Kevin provides the 10 habits that have assisted him in staying in shape and keeping a consistent workout routine. This brief episode is what you need to achieve the Health in Health, Wealth & Wisdom.</p> <p> </p> <ol> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Prioritize health & fitness</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Identify the areas that you want to work on </span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Mind your language</span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Keep going </span></li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Commit to Days vs weight loss </span></li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For the last ____ tips Listen to the podcast episode and subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on</span> <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span></p> <p><a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 042: How To Have A Successful Hollywood Career & Remain Hungry, Humble & Yourself With Justin Hires
<p>In this episode of the CYLS, Justin gives us the behind the scenes blueprint to Hollywood Success. He tells of his journey from College acting and comedy stand up to lead and recurring roles on tv shows. This is the actors tale of Creating Your Life.</p>
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CYLS 041: How To Build Successful Mobile Apps With The "Master Of Mobile" Greg Lowe
<p>In this episode of the CYLS, Greg gives us the blueprint to creating his first app which has over 8 million downloads worldwide to partnerships with Beyonce, Pepsi, IBM and many other brands. Find out why he is called the "master of mobile”</p>
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CYLS 040: From Broke to Worldwide Baking Business with V. Taybron
<p>In this episode of the CYLS, Vaquesha teaches us how she went from broke selling snickerdoodle cookies out of her trunk to now shipping orders worldwide and running 3 businesses. Don’t miss out on her day to day blueprint as well.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Keep up with V:</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.SavorV.com">http://www.SavorV.com</a> - Coupon Code: Cupcakes</p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/domesticqueenv">www.instagram.com/domesticqueenv</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/savorv">http://www.twitter.com/savorv</a></p> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/savorv">https://www.facebook.com/savorv</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Tips from  V:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Do It With Excellence And You Can Make Money From It - V. Taybron</li> <li>Celebrate Your Accomplishments </li> <li>If It Doesn’t Feel Good Then It Won’t Get Done - V Taybron</li> <li>Be Inspired By Others Without Copying It  - V Taybron</li> <li>Don't Handle Anything That Is Not Positive Or Innovative - </li> <li>Work Hard, Playing Hard, Resting Hard</li> <li>Slow Down And Focus So You Can Speed Up</li> <li>Listen To Good Things For Your Spirit</li> <li>Seek To Be Inspired By Seeing Others Grind</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For more of V's tips Listen to the podcast episode and subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on</span> <a href="http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and </span><a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 039: CEO Talks - Show Up, Speak Up, Stand Out with Eric Fondren
<p>In this episode of the CYLS, Kevin & Eric Discuss the do’s and don’ts of starting out in entrepreneurship. They provide the 50- 80- 20 rule, how being open to failure has helped them & the importance of bouncing ideas off of credible resources.</p> <p> </p> <p>Keep up with Eric:</p> <p><a href="http://www.itell.io/">http://www.itell.io/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/ericnfondren">https://twitter.com/ericnfondren</a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p>
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CYLS 037: 10 Ways To Make Your Business More Profitable
<p> </p> <p>In this episode of the CYLS, Kevin reveals his top 10 tips to making his business grow every year. Fellow Entrepreneurs this is an episode you do not want to miss.</p> <p> </p> <ol> <li>Budget</li> <li>Do your expenses Weekly</li> <li>Client Sharing</li> <li>Referalls</li> <li>Get rid of what doesn't work</li> </ol> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For the last 5 tips Listen to the podcast episode and</span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"> subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on <span style= "font-weight: 400;">on </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></span></p>
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CYLS 038: CEO Talks - Starting the Year Off in the CEO Seat with Eric Fondren & Chris Alvarez
<p>In this episode of the CYLS, Kevin, Chris & Eric answer listener questions and discuss their best practices to running a successful team, accountability partners and how they stay on track to meet yearly goals.</p> <p> </p> <p>Keep up with Chris & Eric</p> <p>Chris:</p> <p><a href= "http://www.transcendententerprise.com">www.<strong>transcendent</strong>enterprise.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/chrisalvarezmrtranscendent">www.instagram.com/chrisalvarezmrtranscendent</a></p> <p>Eric:</p> <p><a href="http://www.itell.io/">http://www.itell.io/</a></p> <p><a href= "https://twitter.com/ericnfondren">https://twitter.com/ericnfondren</a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on </span><a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSitunes"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">itunes</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSGOGPLAY"><span style="font-weight: 400;">google play</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">,</span> <a href= "http://bit.ly/CYLSTITCH"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.createyourlifeseries.com/podcast</span></a></p> <p> </p>
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