Earn Your Leisure

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Shawn
 Apr 25, 2020
Great content on entrepreneurial ventures you can start and good financial information

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Welcome to The Earn Your Leisure Podcast. Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings will be your host. Earn Your Leisure will be giving you behind the scenes financial views into the entertainment and sports industries as well as highlighting back stories of entrepreneurs. We will also be breaking down business models and examining the latest trends in finance. Earn Your Leisure is a college business class mixed with pop culture. We blend the two together for a unique and exciting look into the world of business. Let’s go!! #earnyourleisurepodcast Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support

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EYL #88 Air Bed & Breakfast
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Many only think about AirBNB hosts as owners of a property that rent it out occasionally, but there is an industry of entrepreneurs that make a living off a portfolio of AirBNB rentals. For episode 88, we talked with one of the top AirBNB hosts in Atlanta Alexia Wright. Alexia is a superstar in one of the most sought after AirBNB markets in the nation. She holds the title of Super Host and has over 20 AirBNB properties in her portfolio. On EYL 88, she broke down the ins and outs of making money on AirBNB. She revealed how anyone can get started in a few days, how to make it to the top listings, and how to protect yourself from losses. #AirBNB #AirBNBEntrepreneur Link to Alexia’s one on one AirBNB coaching (Enter Code EYL199 for $199 off): https://mastering-the-airbnb-game.myshopify.com/ EYL University: https://www.eyluniversity.com EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EARNERS Guest IG: @_alexiawright --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Light Phone: Light Phone is your phone away from phone. It’s a way to enjoy quality time away from the pressures of the smartphone, doing whatever it is that you love to do the most, and maintaining the peace of mind that you are still reachable. https://www.thelightphone.com/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jul 07, 2020
EYL #87 Night Cap
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The spirits business is a $677 billion annual industry. Although liquor is an extremely lucrative business, it is extremely difficult to own a spirits company. In the search of an independently owned and operated brand, we found Myriam and Stevens Charles who are the owners of LS Cream Liqueur. LS Cream is an award-winning Haitian-inspired cream liquor known in the Caribbean as Kremas. Myriam and Stevens are a power couple from Montreal Canada. On EYL 87, they explained in detail the process of manufacturing liquor, the process of distribution, and the ins and outs of running an international business that covers America, Canada and the Caribbean. During the episode, they walked us through the complicated world of owning a liquor brand. We also discussed entrepreneurship in Canada, the connection to business opportunities that exist for entrepreneurs on both sides of the border, and how to do business in our neighboring countries. #entrepreneur #canada #Kremas --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Light Phone: Light Phone is your phone away from phone. It’s a way to enjoy quality time away from the pressures of the smartphone, doing whatever it is that you love to do the most, and maintaining the peace of mind that you are still reachable. https://www.thelightphone.com/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jun 30, 2020
EYL #86 Watch The Throne feat. Derrick Grace Two
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Derrick Grace Two is an entrepreneurial superstar who has exploded online and has helped change the narrative of what a businessman looks like. He is a best-selling author, home school educator, board game inventor, video game inventor, real estate investor, owns a robotics company, owns a security firm with his father, and is a marketing genius. In episode 86, Derrick told us about his journey from working in the corporate world to running several multimillion dollar businesses. He explained his philosophy on “in-home banking,” we discussed group economics, he detailed his marketing tactics, we discussed estate planning strategies, and much more. #Derrickgrace #Investing #Artificialintelligence Link to In Home Banking Game (25% off Code: EYL): https://derrickgraceihb.com/collections/in-home-banking-board-game/products/in-home-banking-board-game-package?variant=28215791255645 Guest IG: @derrickgracetwo EYL University: https://www.eyluniversity.com Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Light Phone: Light Phone is your phone away from phone. It’s a way to enjoy quality time away from the pressures of the smartphone, doing whatever it is that you love to do the most, and maintaining the peace of mind that you are still reachable. https://www.thelightphone.com/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jun 23, 2020
EYL #85 More Than A Game
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The gaming industry is a $150 billion annual marketplace that is growing at a rapid pace. Competitive gaming has now become a full-time career for many and a lucrative habit for others. There are leagues and championship competitions for all the top games including Fortnite, NBA 2k, and Madden. Last year, a 16-year-old won $1 million at the Fortnite world series. Players Lounge is a platform that allows players to compete against each other for cash prizes very similar to FanDuel in the fantasy sports world. They have over 10,000 users and made payouts over $25 million to gamers in 2019. Austin Woolridge is the co-founder and CEO of Players Lounge. In episode 85, he spoke with us and gave us Players Lounge’s journey, we also covered the world of gaming and e-sports, and he gave us an unprecedented look behind the scenes for companies looking to gain venture capital. He explained the process that Players Lounge went through, and told us about programs that entrepreneurs can apply to, to tap into the elite world of tech VC's and the most successful tech startups. #gaming #startup Guest IG: @wooldynasty EYL University: https://www.eyluniversity.com Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jun 16, 2020
EYL #84 American Hustle feat. Jamila Davis
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Jamila Davis has a life story that could be a motion picture. You may have seen her on Love & Hip Hop but her story is way deeper and digs into the depths of the financial crisis of 2008. In the mid-2000’s, she was in the middle of the biggest economic meltdown since the Great Depression. She was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for mortgage fraud, which was more time than almost anyone on Wall Street received, even though her crime paled compared to the biggest investment firms. Her story involves the infamous Lehman Brothers investment firm, former Republican Presidential candidate Christie, Multi-Million Dollar Estates, Superstar Entertainers, and Corruption at the highest level of finance and government. #JamilaDavis Guest IG: @Jamilatdavis Link to Jamila’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Jamila+davis&i=stripbooks&camp=1789&creative=9325&slinkCode=ur2&slinkId=25a06ded78d1074b750e01e634d3bbe4&tag=eyl0b-20 EYL University: https://www.eyluniversity.com Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jun 12, 2020
EYL #83 Against All Odds feat. Ronne Brown
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Ronne Brown has built a community of aspiring entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts. She has made millions from leveraging her social media platforms to sell products online way before influencer marketing became a popular term. In episode 83, Ronne broke down her business journey and gave information on how to market and sell products online. She also covered social media marketing tactics that every business should utilize in the age of direct to consumer commerce. #marketing #Influencermarketing Ronnie Brown’s Prerequisite Offer EYL Discount: https://thesuccessprerequisite.mykajabi.com/offers/wriBTrzf/checkout EYL University: https://www.eyluniversity.com Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ Guest IG: @ronnebrown Ronne Brown has built a community of aspiring entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts. She has made millions from leveraging her social media platforms to sell products online way before influencer marketing became a popular term. In episode 83, Ronne broke down her business journey and gave information on how to market and sell products online. She also covered social media marketing tactics that every business should utilize in the age of direct to consumer commerce. #marketing #Influencermarketing Ronnie Brown’s Prerequisite Offer EYL Discount: https://thesuccessprerequisite.mykajabi.com/offers/wriBTrzf/checkout EYL University: https://www.eyluniversity.com Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ Guest IG: @ronnebrown --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jun 09, 2020
EYL #82 Fight The Power
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We interrupted our regularly scheduled programming for a special state of emergency episode. In episode 82 we covered a few topics relevant to the times that we are in. We discussed the business of police brutality, the economic play behind it that benefits investment firms and large banks, economic strategies and solutions that can be implemented to help solve this age-old problem. We also discussed socially conscious investing and ways to invest in funds that align with your social, religious, and political beliefs. We also went into private prison stocks and examined how you might be invested in prison companies without even knowing it. We talked about the dozen black-owned publicly-traded companies on the NYSE, and we covered companies marketing strategies to use social issues as advertising points. #Policebrutalitybonds #marketing --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Trainual: Trainual is a software that helps you document what you do, so you can easily delegate and train others. https://trainual.com/freemonth/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jun 02, 2020
EYL #81 Prison, INC. feat. Mysonne
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The United States of America has 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the world's prison population. There are over 2 million prisoners in America which is more than any country in recorded history. America’s prison system is a multi-billion dollar industry. The prison economy has a far-reaching grip that employs thousands, encompasses Fortune 500 companies, and crosses political lines. For over a year we have wanted to do an episode on the business of prison and the criminal justice system. We had to wait for the right time and the right guest. Fortunately, we were able to finally make it happen. Mysonne as the perfect guest for this conversation. At the prime of his budding rap career, he was sentenced to 7 years in prison for allegedly stealing $10 from a cab driver (a crime that he has maintained innocence). After coming home, he has transformed into a voice of change for criminal justice reform and has become a voice for the voiceless that are incarcerated. In episode 81, we cover the prison economy, talk about criminal justice reform, and explain how the criminal justice system affects everyone either directly or indirectly. #mysonne Guest IG: @mysonnenygeneral EYL University: https://www.eyluniversity.com Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Trainual: Trainual is a software that helps you document what you do, so you can easily delegate and train others. https://trainual.com/freemonth/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
May 26, 2020
EYL #80 The Budgetnista
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Tiffany Aliche aka The Budgetnista has earned the title of “America’s favorite financial educator.” She has spent over a decade teaching hundreds of thousands of people the tools to financial freedom. Tiffany has built an online community of over a million people across all platforms teaching a broad range of financial fundamentals and wealth hacks. She started her finance journey as a former educator who was able to save $40,000 in two years while only making $39,000 a year. She has been a full-time entrepreneur for the past 12 years and now runs several multi-million dollar companies empowering others with the tools to become financially educated. In episode 80, Tiffany covered the financial boot camp essentials. She broke down fundamentals that everyone needs to master in building wealth, including how to master the art of budgeting, how to save money regardless how much you are making, the best ways to pay off debt, and much more. #TheBudgetnista #budget #savings #debt Live Richer Academy EYL Discount: https://live-richer-academy.thinkific.com/users/checkout/auth EYL University: https://www.eyluniversity.com EYL University Annual Tuition Code: EYL199 Host IG: @thebudgetnista --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Trainual: Trainual is a software that helps you document what you do, so you can easily delegate and train others. https://trainual.com/freemonth/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
May 19, 2020
EYL #79 Mental Wealth
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David McCullar is a superstar entrepreneur and mental health trailblazer. In 2005, David began suffering from severe anxiety, panic attacks, depression and insomnia. After a search to help his mental state, he found alternative treatments that helped the issues that he was dealing with. He found a treatment that drastically improved his mental health called Brainwave Optimization. After experiencing the benefits of the treatment, he decided to help others and create a business out of his journey. The result was opening up the first-ever mental health gym. The facility is located outside of Detroit and is named Inception. Inception is a groundbreaking 21st century mental health gym that combines several different stress-relief modalities under one roof to treat clients in a holistic manner. In episode 79 , David explained the business model behind the first-ever mental health gym. We discussed the importance of mental health in business. He gave tips on how people can improve their stress levels and we discussed the mental effects of social distancing. #Mentalhealth #Entrepreneur Guest IG: @mrdavidmccullar EYL University: https://www.eyluniversity.com Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Trainual: Trainual is a software that helps you document what you do, so you can easily delegate and train others. https://trainual.com/freemonth/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
May 12, 2020
EYL #78 Million While You’re Young feat. Joshua Crisp
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AMZ Formula Discount link: https://www.eylfba.com/landing-page-main-page-for-course1588284920357?affiliate_id=2369979 Being an FBA seller on Amazon is essentially the act of serving as a middleman for products that people use everyday. The products get made in factories and sent to Amazon’s shipment centers where they are mailed to consumers who purchase them online. The beauty is that the business never requires physical receipt of any products by the seller. There are over 105 million Amazon prime members and only a little over 100,000 sellers. Joshua Crisp has made millions selling on Amazon over the past decade and is one of the industry leaders in the feild. In episode 78, we covered everything you need to know about how to get up and running to be able to make $100,000 a month with an Amazon business. #JoshuaCrisp #amazonseller AMZ Formula Discount link: https://www.eylfba.com/landing-page-main-page-for-course1588284920357?affiliate_id=2369979 Guest IG: @officialjoshuacrisp EYL University: https://www.eyluniversity.com Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Trainual: Trainual is a software that helps you document what you do, so you can easily delegate and train others. https://trainual.com/freemonth/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
May 05, 2020
EYL #77 The Plug
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In Episode 77, we went over government and corporate programs aimed at helping minority businesses. Farzana Nayani joined us for the conversation. Farzana has worked with a long list of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies including Lexus, Jet Blue, US Bank and the LA Fire Department. She provided steps for business owners to take to work with major corporations and leverage government and bank programs. We also discussed the importance of business coaching. #businessdiversity #minoritybusinesses Guest IG: @farzananayani 50% off Business Coaching code EYL50) Link: https://farzananayani.mykajabi.com/boost EYL University: https://www.eyluniversity.com Annual Code: EYL149 EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Trainual: Trainual is a software that helps you document what you do, so you can easily delegate and train others. https://trainual.com/freemonth/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Apr 28, 2020
EYL #76 Respect the Game
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The toy and gaming industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that almost everyone has partaken in at some point in life. There are millions of games and toys on the market. How widespread the field is, makes it remarkable that only three black-owned toy companies with patterns on their products have ever made it to the shelves of major retail outlets, known in the industry as Big-Box. One of the three owners of the companies is Chantel Calloway. Chantel is the owner and creator of Rhyme Antics, which is a Hip Hop board game created to promote literacy and improve English skills. Chantel struck a deal with Target earlier this year to have Rhyme Antics distributed in 400 locations in North America, as well as online. She has been featured in Black Enterprise and The Breakfast Club. In episode 76, Chantel broke down her business steps to get to where she is now. She discussed the process of invention, trademarks, copyrights and patterns. She also discussed ways to raise money for an idea via equity crowdfunding. She also discussed the process of creating focus groups and market testing. #gaming #toybusiness Guest IG: @lil_misscalloway EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ EYL University: https://www.eyluniversity.com Annual Code: EYL149 Link to Red Panda Stock Club: https://bit.ly/2VMrRqr --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Trainual: Trainual is a software that helps you document what you do, so you can easily delegate and train others. https://trainual.com/freemonth/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Apr 21, 2020
EYL #75 State of Emergency
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We interrupted our regularly scheduled programming for a special state of emergency episode. In episode 75 we covered a few topics relevant to the times that we’re in. Including how to adapt to business during social distancing, video conferencing, distance learning, stocks that are booming, industries that are crippled and how to position yourself to be on the profitablity side of this crisis during and after it’s over. We also covered action steps for people to take during unemployment, including: health care options, insurance and retirement benefits. EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com EYL University: https://www.eyluniversity.com Annual Discount Code: EYL149 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Apr 14, 2020
EYL #74 Spergo Billionaire
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Trey Brown is a legend in the city of Philadelphia. At 14 years old, he's the CEO of The clothing brand Spergo, which is one of the hottest fashion lines out. His line has been worn by some the top entertainers and athletes including Ben Simmons, Meek Mill, Diddy, Da Baby and Lil Durk. In addition to that, he's been featured in CNN, Fox Business and he had a billboard in times square. He's gained national notoriety for building a six-figure business from a few hundred dollars. He’s also been able to retire his mother from being a school teacher to becoming the CFO of Spergo. Being a full-time entrepreneur for the past two years has forced Trey to be homeschooled before there was a quarantine. In episode 74, Trey and his mom Sherell Peterson outlined the remarkable rise of Spergo, they detailed the marketing plan that was used to launch the brand and detailed how Trey was able to rise from middle school to becoming a CEO that employs others. #Hiphopfashion #Influencermarking Guest IG: @ceotreybrown EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ EYL University: https://www.eyluniversity.com Annual Code: EYL149 Brand Resumes: https://brandresumes.com/eyl/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Apr 07, 2020
EYL #73 Cloth Talk
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Diversity is a huge problem in silicon valley, only 1% of tech jobs are made up of African Americans, less than 1% of tech startup founders are African American and even less than that percentage of Venture Captial money goes to black start-ups. Kwame Anku has spent a large portion of his life trying to change that. After graduating from the prestigious Stanford University, he Co-Founded Black angel tech fund which was a groundbreaking black owned venture capital fund, he is the CEO of the Black Star Fund which is a V.C. firm that focuses on investing in black start up companies. He was hand-selected by the iconic Prince to build the legend’s online presence and app before he passed away. His family is from Ghana and he has maintained strong ties with Africa. He has several real estate developments in Ghana and he serves as the Ambassador to the Ghana tech summit. In episode 73, we covered the world of silicon valley, we talked about the journey of a successful startup, we covered the mindset that any entrepreneur needs to develop to become successful and we spoke about the opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors in Africa and the business and tech boom that is happening in Ghana. #Afrotech #coding Guest IG: @KwameyaoAnku Book Tip: The One Thing EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ Brand Resumes: https://brandresumes.com/eyl/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Mar 31, 2020
EYL #72 A-Town Down feat. Jay Morrison & Quiana Watson
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Part two of our Atlanta Live Podcast features legendary real estate investor and business mogul Jay Morrison and superstar Atlanta realtor Quiana Watson. The conversation is focused on all aspects of real estate investing and home purchasing. This conversation is extremely timing durning this economic downturn. #credit #realtor EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ Brand Resumes: https://brandresumes.com/eyl/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Mar 27, 2020
EYL #71 Sleep is 4 Suckers feat. David Shands
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David Shands is a true Renaissance man. A few years ago he was working at the Cheesecake Factory, now he’s a full time entrepreneur with a list of impressive achievements under his belt. He’s a best-selling author, he is one of the owners of E Complex Atlanta which is a 4,000 square foot event space venue, he is the host of the Social Proof Podcast, he owns an apparel line, he’s a public speaker and a business coach. In addition to all of that, he is the CEO of Real Social Proof which is a week long online summit for entrepreneurs made up of 60 workshops from 60 different industry leaders. In episode 71, David provided actionable steps for people looking to transition from their jobs to becoming entrepreneurs. We covered how to properly set goals, how to set a financial target for full-time entrepreneurship, we covered the art of sales, how to overcome objections and how to network effectively to broaden your circle of influence. #sales #Marketing Guest IG: @sleepis4suckers Book Tip: Dreams are Built Overnight EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ Brand Resumes: https://brandresumes.com/eyl/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Mar 24, 2020
EYL #70 The Master Investor
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Our third stock market investing show couldn’t have come at a better time. This one is focused on futures trading, day trading/short-term trading and value investing. We spoke with long time stock market expert Ian Dunlap for insight on all of the aforementioned topics. In episode 70, Ian explained the difference between short-term trading and long-term investing and how anyone can make money in the stock market on a daily basis regardless if the market is up or down. He explained his strategy to make thousands of dollars a day trading bonds, he explained why index funds and tech stocks should be a major part of most people’s portfolio, and more. #investing #daytrading Link To The Red Panda Academy: http://bit.ly/38n6HDm Guest IG: @themasterinvestor Book Tip: Technical Analysis Explained EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Mar 17, 2020
EYL #69 American Dreamin’ feat. Ani Sanyal
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Ani Sanyal is known for being a marketing genius but at his core he is the definition of a serial entrepreneur. After watching his Indian immigrant parents struggle as workers, he was determined to be on the other side of the table to provide financial freedom for himself and his family. He founded his own independent record label in high school and toured the world, he also provided Wiz Khalifa with his first opportunity to perform in NYC. In his mid-twenties, he pivoted from music to marketing when he created Green Room Creative (GRC), which is a Digital Marketing Agency that helps brands build stories online. His company has worked with HBO, Juice Press, The Daily Beast, Patch and Hilary Clinton. In addition to being a superstar in the marketing world, Ani is also the founder of Kolkata Chai Co. which is one of the hottest tea shop/eateries in New York City. It’s named after the city his family grew up in in India. Ani is also a real estate investor with developments in New Jersey and Philadelphia. He focuses on acquiring distressed, underperforming and non-performing residential and mixed-used assets. In episode 69, we covered all of the above for one of our most broad ranging conversations to date. We discussed the new age of marketing and what entrepreneurs should be doing to grow their brands organically. We also discussed India’s massive economy, hip-hops reach and effect there and where outside investors can find opportunities to profit on the subcontinent which is home to 1.3 billion people. #Realestate #investing Guest IG: @anihustles EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ Brand Resumes: https://brandresumes.com/eyl/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Mar 10, 2020
EYL #68 The Originators
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In the first segment of episode 68 we covered the Coronavirus’s impact on last weeks stock market meltdown. We discussed how the virus has affected global business and dissected the state of the stock market. We looked at areas that could benefit, areas that will most likely fall even further and we also discussed strategies for confused investors during this time. In the second segment we covered Amazon’s latest innovation, Amazon Go, which is a cashier-less grocery store in Seattle. Amazon Go is fascinating on a few levels and has the potential to change the face of business in every area of retail shopping. In the last segment we covered the tragic, yet teachable story of the Famous Amos cookie company. The lessons in this story are vital for any entrepreneur or aspiring business person. #Investingtips #Retailbusiness EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ Brand Resumes: https://brandresumes.com/eyl/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Mar 03, 2020
EYL #67 Bling Bling
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Jewelry is a billion-dollar industry that has been around for centuries. There are a variety of sectors and components in the jewelry business, but most people only think about it from a consumers perspective. We were fortunate enough to speak with Dion Smith the CEO of AJC Jewelry, which is the only black-owned jewelry manufacturing company in New York’s prestigious diamond district. Hip-Hop culture has championed jewelry for years and even created the phrase “bling bling,” that’s recognized in the dictionary. However, the celebration of jewelry has been as purchasers not as profiting businesses. Dion is the execption to that. In episode 67, Dion gave us an inside look into the extremely secretive world of the jewelry business. He explained exactly what jewelry manufacturing is, went over the value of gold and discussed if it should be used as an investment and he covered the do’s and don’ts of jewelry collecting, investing and purchasing. He also covered his journey from growing up in the South Bronx, to having a million-dollar jewelry business in the diamond district. #gold #jewelry EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ Guest IG: @ajcjewelry Brand Resumes: https://brandresumes.com/eyl/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Feb 28, 2020
EYL #66 Keys 2 the City feat. Quiana Watson
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Quiana Watson is a superstar in the world of realty. With over a decade of experience, she has climbed the ranks to become a top 5% producing realtor in the Metro Atlanta area. She currently has listings as high as $21,000,000, but she works with and educates people of all economic levels. She is not only a top producing realtor, she is also the CEO of her own realty firm, Quiana Watson and Associates. At her firm she has a team of real estate agents under her tutelage. In episode 66, Quiana covered a wide range of topics. She gave tips for home sellers and buyers, she gave insight on the inner workings of being a realtor, she spoke about her business model for selling homes and she gave detailed information on the hottest home appreciation areas in and around Atlanta. #Realtor #Realestate EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ Guest IG: @QuianaWatson_ Book Tip: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent Brand Resumes: https://brandresumes.com/eyl/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Feb 25, 2020
EYL #65 Bottle Service feat. Nick Storm
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In the early 2000s, Hpnotiq was one of the most popular liquor brands in the industry. Everyone wanted the mysterious blue bottle. The brand went from being unknown to moving a million cases a year at it’s peak, before the company was sold for $65 million. Another brand with a similar but even more impressive raise to prominence was Ciroc vodka. Ciroc was another unknown brand that went from moving 50,000 cases in 2007 to 2.6 milllion cases in 2014. The common denominator in both of these brands rise to dominance was their head of marketing and strategy, the legendary Nick Storm. To call Nick a marketing genius would be an understatement. He’s been a force in the music industry and nightlife scene for over 25 years. He has built relationships with some of the biggest names in the history of music and entertainment. He implemented the marketing plans for Ciroc and Hqnotiq that would change the face of the spirits industry forever. On episode 65, Nick outlines his journey in the spirits industry and gives behind the scenes backstories on both iconic rises to prominence. #marketingplan EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ Guest IG: @iamnickstorm Brand Resumes: .https://brandresumes.com/eyl/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Feb 21, 2020
EYL #64 Mastermind feat. Ryan Leslie
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Ryan Leslie is known for being a legend in the music industry as a Grammy nominated producer, singer and rapper. He's had hit records of his own and has worked with some of the biggest names in music history including Kanye West, Diddy, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Cassie and Nipsey Hussle. His genius reaches far past music. He scored a perfect score on his S.A.T. at fourteen and went on to graduate from Harvard University. He has always been ahead of his time. He was one of the first artists to give his fans his phone number as a way to have a direct relationship with his supporters. He shocked the music industry in 2012 when he took his music off of streaming services and as a result, he made more money. Now he is focused on his latest venture called Super Phone, which is a text message data management system that he expects will change the way we communicate with each other. His goal is to be the next tech giant and change the world in the process. On episode 64 , Ryan discusses all of the aforementioned topics and much more, for one of our most broad-ranging conversations ever. #techstartup #marketing EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ Guest IG: @ryanleslie Book Tip: The Intelligent Investor --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Feb 18, 2020
EYL #63 Money Machine
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The vending machine industry generates $23 billion in annual revenue. With low startup costs and high profit margins, it’s one of the most practical businesses that anyone can start. We linked up with the Vending Machine King aka Kashief Edwards for one of our most educational episodes ever. On episode 63 he gave a step-by-step blueprint that anyone can use to make huge profits from owning vending machines. Link To The Vending Bizz Master Class: http://the-vending-bizz-mastermind-course.teachable.com/?affcode=409094_acozpkp9 Guest IG: @the_vending_bizz Book Tip: The Vending Bizz --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Feb 11, 2020
EYL #62 Entrepreneur Motivation 101
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Our live podcast in Atlanta was magical. In part one we covered the fitness industry with the first couple of fitness Mr. and Mrs. 2 Weeks Out and we talked with the kings of the car industry PTG 365. We covered mindset, scaling business models, the importance of relationships and consumerism. #Entrepreneur #Socialmediamarketing Guest IG: @mr2weeksout @mrs2weeksout @ptg365 @brandonmedford_ @e_whitehead365 & @mr_monsterdeal365 EYL Website: www.earnyourleisure.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Feb 07, 2020
EYL #61 Straight Outta Cashville
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This week, our Hometown Heroes edition comes courtesy of the legendary city of Nashville, Tennessee. If you’re from Tennessee you have most likely heard of Slim and Husky’s. The new age pizza chain is the talk of the town in the culinary industry. With three locations in Tennessee, one in Atlanta and one more Atlanta location on the way, their reach is growing at a fast pace. The company is not your average pizza store. It was created by three childhood friends (Emanuel Reed, Derrick Moore, and Clinton Gray) who have grown into serial entrepreneurs. The pizzeria combines hip hop, style, art and community givebacks to make the pizza-buying experience different from their competition. Their pizza business is booming but the story goes deeper than that. The trio started their first business with a few thousand dollars in 2010, which was a green eco-friendly moving company. They sold that company a few years later for over a million dollars. After the sale, they used the proceeds to fund their next business which was Slim and Husky’s. In episode 61, they told their story in detail, they explained the process of selling a company, and broke down how they have created a scaleable business that is still community based. #Entrepreneur #Restauranteur Guest IG: @slimandhuskys EYL Website: www.earnyourleisure.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Feb 04, 2020
EYL #60 Big Business feat. Greg Parker
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Greg Parker aka Big Business is a legend in real estate. He has singlehandedly played a major part in redeveloping his home town of North Philadelphia with his real estate construction and investing businesses. He has been featured on Love and Hip Hop, Black Enterprise and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Greg has put himself in a unique position by being able to not only buy homes but renovate the properties with his in-house construction company. In addition to that he works with his wife who helps people receive financing for investment deals. A few years ago he took his talents to Cleveland and has been changing the city ever since. He owns over 500 doors in the city and is responsible for a massive amount of new residential reconstruction in and around the city of Cleveland. On Episode 60 he broke down his investment strategy, he explained the process of fixing up properties, he talked about how to evaluate a good contractor, and he went into detail about the Cleveland real estate market. #Realestateflip #realestate Guest IG: @bigbizzneesss Book Tip: The Adventures of Apple Parker EYL Website: www.earnyourleisure.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jan 28, 2020
EYL #59 Ladder of Success
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Brandon Mitchell started taking college courses in high school, when he entered college he obtained three bachelor degrees in three years as a triple undergraduate major. He studied economics, finance, and management information systems. While taking 26 credits a semester he also started two businesses. After he graduated he began to work at one of the largest accounting firms in the world, Price Waterhouse Cooper. At 21 he was earning six figures and was on the path to be a corporate superstar. Despite having “a good job” he felt he could do more and help more people if he worked for himself. In 2019 he bet on himself and quit his job to become a full-time entrepreneur with his company Brand Resumes. Brand Resumes is a career development company that helps people with resume writing and career advancement services. In the first 7 months of business, Brand Resumes grossed over $140,000 of revenue and is on pace to quadruple that number in 2020. At 23 years old Brandon is our youngest guest to date. In episode 59 Brandon broke down his journey from leaving the corporate world to becoming an entrepreneur, he also gave tips for anyone to implement to improve their career opportunities and increase their salary. This is one of our most important episodes to date, not only did Brandon give the blueprint behind his business but he also provided practical information that can be used by anyone looking for employment or looking to improve their employment status. Brand Resumes Website: https://brandresumes.com/?v=7516fd43adaa Guest personal IG: @brandon_theresumeguru Guest Company IG: @officialbrandresumes Book Tip: The Trusted Advisor EYL Website: www.earnyourleisure.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jan 21, 2020
EYL #58 Know Your Worth feat. Kezia M. Williams
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Kezia M. Williams is an entrepreneurial rockstar. In 2019 she was #67 on The Root’s Top 100 influential African Americans list. She is the CEO and founder of The Black Upstart which is an organization that trains entrepreneurs to start and grow sustainable small businesses. Since 2016 her company has trained 200 inspiring entrepreneurs. A remarkable 41% of them are still in business and 50% now employ other people. In addition to running The Black Upstart four years ago, she was chosen to head up the United Negro College Fund’s $25 million entrepreneurship initiative for black undergraduates. She has expanded the program from 44 students to 350 at 90 colleges and universities. On EYL 58 Kezia gave the blueprint to help entrepreneurs beat the odds and become successful. She also talked about common mistakes made by business owners and gave financial tips that apply to anyone regardless if they are in business or not. Guest IG: @keziamw Book Tip: African American Entrepreneurship Then and Now EYL Website: https://www.earnyourleisure.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jan 14, 2020
EYL #57 Philadelphia Slim feat. Wallo267
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If you spend any time on social media the odds are you’ve seen Wallace Peeples aka Wallo267. His videos and posts have served as inspiration for millions. To say his story is legendary would be an understatement. At 17 he was sentenced to 20 years in jail. He was released 34 months ago after being incarcerated for two decades. Upon his release, he hit the ground running on day one selling t-shirts hand to hand on the streets of North Philly and building his social media following with daily videos of motivation. In less than three years he has managed to leverage his social media brand into partnerships with the NFL Network, Global Citizen, Foot Locker, Puma, and Philly Union. He has also established himself as a lecturer speaking at Penn State University, The University of Maryland, St. John’s University and Yale University. He also was a guest speaker at the prestigious Ted Talk. He now has one of the top podcasts in the world called Million Dollaz Worth of Game with his cousin Gillie the Kid. The two just signed a lucrative multi-year deal with Bar Stool Sports to host their show on Bar Stool’s network. In EYL 57 Wallo reflected on his journey and gave the insight of what kept him going after being down for so long. Guest IG: @wallo267 Book Tip: One and Done by Maurice Clarett --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jan 10, 2020
EYL #56 Full Court Pumps feat. Mandii B
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Mandii B aka Full Court Pumps is the host of Whoreible Decisions Podcast. Her show ranks in the top 1% of all podcast in regards to listenership. She left her job as an accountant at one of the largest accounting firms in the world last year to become a full-time podcaster when she matched her annual corporate salary from her show in the first 5 months of the year. In episode 56 we teamed up with Mandii to cover one of our most requested topics, how to start and make money from a podcast. Mandii broke down her show’s revenue model step by step and explained how they brought in a quarter-million dollars last year. She explained the touring process, patreon, ads and more. She also gave a look into the politics and inner workings of being on the top podcast network. The World of podcasting has a lot more millionaires to make in the next few years. In this episode we gave all the tools and insight anyone needs to get going. Mandii’s energy is contagious, there are no dull moments in this episode. Guest IG: @fullcourtpumps Book Tip: Start With Why --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jan 07, 2020
EYL #55 Everybody Eats feat. Chef Kelvin
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We have a holiday treat for this week's episode. We were lucky every enough to sit down with one of the top chefs in the world. Kelvin Fernandez aka Chef Kelvin has a resume too long to list. He comes from humble beginnings and has worked his way up the ranks. He is the son of Dominican parents and raised in Harlem. He rose to superstar status in the culinary world when he beat the iconic Bobby Flay in a cooking battle on Bobby’s own show on the Food Network. After that, he starred in two other food shows on the Food Network (Chopped and Man vs Child). He made Forbes 30 under 30 list for chefs in 2016, he was named Forbes best chef in America for the past 3 years, he is currently Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriquez’s personal chef, he has cooked for the Yankees, he was the former head chef at the legendary La Marina, he is currently a partner at a rum bar in New York called Las Lap, and he has brand endorsement deals with Infiniti and Wells Fargo. On episode 55 Chef Kelvin broke down his journey as a chef navigating the tricky restaurant industry, he explained profit margins, he detailed food cost, he gave insight on marketing strategies, he gave social media tips to help influencers attract brand partnerships, and he even gave away some of his recipes! Guest IG: @chefkelvin Book Tip: Kitchen Confidential --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Dec 24, 2019
EYL #54 The Blueprint
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Our latest edition of Home Town Heroes comes courtesy of the turbulent city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At the age of 31 Brandon Rule is a business prodigy. He is a commercial real estate developer with an extremely impressive resume. He has developed $50 million in affordable housing projects in Milwaukee through his company Rule Enterprises and has an additional $180 million in projects currently in his development pipeline. A few weeks ago Brandon went viral on social media after news broke that the city of Madison, WI recommended that he be awarded a contract to develop a 30,000-square-foot grocery store, 150-unit apartment building and 345-space parking garage on a city-owned lot. There aren’t too many black commercial real estate developers, and they’re definitely aren’t a lot his age. One of the reasons why there are so few black developers is that there isn’t a lot of exposure given to successful individuals in the industry. Most people think about real estate from an investor’s perspective very few aspire to be big-time commercial developers. In episode 54 of @earnyourleisure Brandon broke down the ins and outs of commercial real estate development, he explained how affordable housing credits work, he talked about financing and he gave an in-depth look into his journey into becoming an icon in the industry. Guest IG: @b_rule Book Tip: Think and Grow Rich a Black Choice --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Dec 17, 2019
EYL #53 Chocolate City
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Our first live podcast was one of the best episodes that we ever recorded. We covered real estate, book publishing, mindset, scaling business models, the importance of relationships and consumerism. The guest line up was an all-star selection of EYL alumni featuring Max Maxwell (EYL 50), Ash Cash (EYL 26), and Derick Faulcon (EYL 11). Guest IG: @therealmaxwell, @iamashcash, @homemaid_, and @capitoleventsgroup --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Dec 13, 2019
EYL #52 The Shop
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One of the most requested industries that we haven't covered yet is the male haircare business. Barbershops are a staple in every community especially in black communities worldwide. Before we did an episode on barbershops and hair entrepreneurs we wanted to make sure we had the right person to talk to. Wade Menendez aka Wade the Barber is a world-renown master barber and stylist, he became a rockstar in the male hair care industry by mastering a technic called cranial prosthesis aka ”the man unit” or “the man weave”. The man unit is a hairpiece for balding men that can last for up to several months. The units have skyrocketed his business, he earned over $500,000 last year and has surpassed that in 2019. He has multiple streams of income from his barber business which include teaching classes to other barbers on how to install the units, he also sells products and has several brand partnerships. He has scaled one of the most common small businesses in any community into a multi-level million dollar operation. In episode 52 Wade broke down his business model, explained how he created multiple streams of income from his root business and gave insight on how barbers and other small business owners can become profitable by growing laterally. Guest IG: @wadethebarber Book Tip: The Success Factor: 12 Keys To Help You Win In Life --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Dec 10, 2019
EYL #51 The Essence
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In the first segment of EYL 51 we covered the fascinating Virgil Abloh story of him not owning the clothing brand Off White but still having control, and we broke down licensing agreements and the business side of the fashion industry. In the second segment we covered multi streams of income and opened the door to EYL’s revenue model to provide insight and ideas on how anyone can create multiple streams of income for themselves, and in the last segment we gave step by step instructions on how you can invest in real estate using your retirement account funds all while avoiding any taxes. Book Tip: Jay-Z: Made in America --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Dec 03, 2019
EYL #50 No Limit feat. Max Maxwell
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Wholesaling is a fascinating part of real estate that not many people are very knowledgeable in. You can make huge profits wholesaling real estate and you don't need any money to start, you don’t need a real estate license, and you don't need years of experience. What you do need is a strong work ethic, knowledge, and a game plan. For months our Earners have been asking us to cover wholesaling and they have overwhelmingly asked for one guest to talk about it. The undisputed wholesaling champ Max Maxwell. It took a while but we got it done. Max is as big as it gets when it comes to teaching about wholesaling. He has built a community of over 400,000 people between Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Outside of social media, he runs a business empire that will gross over $7,000,000 this year. What makes his story remarkable is where he started. Three years ago his bank account was overdrawn by $438. Today he employs 18 people and just closed on 8,000 square feet of office space. He is a serial entrepreneur and operates several businesses, but wholesaling is what got him off the ground and has remained a major focus in his business plan. In episode 50 he broke down everything you need to know to get started wholesaling real estate. He explained the ins and outs of the game, he went into detail about how to master a market and he provided industry insider tips. If you’re interested in making money in real estate without having to start with much capital this is not an episode you can afford to miss. Guest IG: @therealmaxwell Book Tip: The Peebles Principles --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Nov 26, 2019
EYL #49 100 Bars & Running
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A few months ago Mickey Factz’s freestyle breaking down credit with Funk Flex went viral in the financial literacy world. It was the talk of Instagram and everyone requested that we have him on EYL. The verse was incredible but his career is way more extensive than just a freestyle. He’s a veteran in the music game with over a decade of experience. He was on the 2009 XXL freshman of the year cover, he has been signed to major labels, he's worked with the biggest names in the industry including Drake and Kendrick Lamar, he had a commercial deal a Honda, an endorsement deal with Puma, and his music has been featured on EA Sports video games. He made the switch from being on a major label to being an independent artist years ago and has been navigating the world of independence ever since. In episode 49 he blessed us with 100 bars of fire for our first ever EYL freestyle. The freestyle is centered around being a business owner, it’s a lyrical lesson on entrepreneurship. In addition to the freestyle, he gave us free game in our interview. He broke down the ins and outs of the music business from an artist perspective, he explained how record deals are structured, he detailed the path for an independent artist to take to have a viable career and explained business pitfalls that many artists fall victim to. Guest IG: @mickey.factz Book Tip: A Lawyer’s Life by Johnie Cochran --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Talk Money With Mesh Lakhani Podcast: On The Talk Money with Mesh Lakhani podcast, Mesh will follow paper trails, chat with experts, and break down complex ideas to bring clarity to the mystical financial phenomena behind your finances. https://open.spotify.com/show/20gI5HoX4J0zlsCgnjqWoP?si=w8xX2XpITSuysd_xGiGQiQ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Nov 19, 2019
EYL #48 Paid in Full
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Out of the 18,000 car dealerships in America only 1% are owned by African Americans. What Brandon Medford and his two partners Dave Obaseki and Eric Whitehead have been able to accomplish in less than two years is nothing short of remarkable. Brandon is the co-owner of PTG 365 which is an automotive company that is changing the world of car buying. The company is owned by three black men all under the age of 30 (Brandon is 27) and they have offices in New York, LA, and Miami. PTG has 57 employees and gross revenue so far this year of $5.6 million. Their goal is to have $15 million in revenue by the end of 2020. They have an extremely unique business model. They’re a car dealership but they have no car inventory. Brandon calls PTG the Uber Eats of the car industry. They have grown by leveraging social media and relationships to obtain celebrity clients and Instagram influencers. Some of their clients include Meek Mill, Rich the Kid, and A Boogie. They have been featured in Forbes, Essence, Black Enterprise and they have a Docuseries show coming to Netflix and SnapChat TV in 2020. They also have give-back programs which include credit and financial planning classes. In addition, they have a program for single moms that offers the option to obtain a car with either no money down or 90 days of no payments. In episode 48 Brandon broke down their business model, the ins and outs of owning a car dealership, he also gave insight on how to establish relationships with celebrities and influencers and he explained how they were able to scale so fast. In addition, he also spoke about the value of keeping a low overhead, not limiting yourself and empowering people. IG: @lamborghini__b --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Nov 12, 2019
EYL #47 Last Laugh
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Greg Barnett has been an NFL agent for 15 years. Some of the current players that he represents are Justin Houston, Reshad Jones, and Pro-bowler Kyler Fuller. He also co-represents this year’s #4 draft pick Clelin Ferrell and former Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston. His journey has taken him from being in special education in high school to becoming a school teacher, to making NFL history. In 2015 he helped negotiate the largest contract for a linebacker in NFL history at that time for Justin Houston. The contract was for $101,000,000 with $52,000,000 of it guaranteed. In addition to being an agent, he also is an entrepreneur, investor, and manager for retired players including the legendary Percy Harvin. In episode 47 he walked us through NFL contract negotiations, he explained what college athletes go through, and we talked about the NCAA not paying athletes. We also discussed special education in schools, the business of AAU basketball, and the advantages of HBCUs. Guest IG: @gbobarnett Book Tip: Sole Influence --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Nov 08, 2019
EYL #46 Mama I Made It
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Anthony and Anton Downing are twin brothers who were born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. They are both firefighters by trade. In addition, they became local celebrities when they struck a deal to have a nationally aired TV show on HGTV which featured them renovating and flipping homes in the area. In addition to being TV stars and firefighters, they're well known local real estate investors with a focus on South Side real estate. In episode 46 they educated us on how being a firefighter is the perfect profession to have multiple side businesses since they only work 2 days a week, they explained the process of how real estate show TV deals work and they explained the dynamics of what’s going on in the South Side and how contrary to what is shown in the media there is actually a lot to be encouraged about. We talked about how you can have a career and be an entrepreneur at the same time, real estate opportunities, and they gave real-world examples of how anyone can buy a home and renovate it with extremely low down payments. Guest IG: @thedowningbrothers --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Nov 05, 2019
EYL #45 Hustle & Motivate feat. John Henry
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John Henry is only 26 but his business story could span three lifetimes. He's the son of Dominican immigrants. He grew up below the poverty line in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood. At 18 he worked as a doorman in a luxury building in Brooklyn. While working as a doorman he started a dry cleaning business. Within 3 years his business was making $100,000 a month in revenue. At the age of 21, he sold the business for $1 million and started the first business incubator in Harlem called Cofound Harlem. After making a name for himself in the city, he was offered a podcast deal, and then a TV deal for his own show on Vice called “Hustle”. He parlayed that into a brand endorsement deal with Cadillac. After starting Cofound Harlem he decided he wanted to dive into the world of Venture Capital. He joined forces with three other young entrepreneurs and became a partner in Harlem Capital. Harlem Capital Partners is a $25 million Venture Capital firm owned and operated by four men of color under the age of 30. The fund plans to invest in 1,000 minority and women founders over the next 20 years. All four of the partners are on the most recent Forbes 30 under 30 list. In EYL #45, John walked us through his incredible journey. He told us the story of his first business, he explained in detail the inner workings of the V.C. world, he explained the steps to set up a Venture Capital fund, he detailed how TV deals are structured and he outlined the current market place for brand partnerships and media opportunities. Guest IG: @johnhenrystyle Book Tip: Steve Jobs --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Oct 29, 2019
EYL #44 Wall Street Trapper
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Leon Howard aka Wall Street Trapper grew up in the turbulent streets of New Orleans. His mother was shot in front of him when he was 9 years old. He took to the street life early and was arrested and tried as an adult at the age of 16 for attempted murder and armed robbery. He was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in Louisiana state penitentiary. He was introduced to the stock market while he was incarcerated and fell in love with it instantly. He read every book and newspaper he could get his hands on and watched CNBC every morning religiously. When he was released from jail he began working as an ironworker. While he was working he invested 70% of his income. After putting together a strategic plan he quit his job and became a full-time investor and entrepreneur. He now travels the country to teach other people with similar backgrounds about stocks and investing. He credits the stock market for changing his life and getting him out of the cycle of destruction that he was raised in. He now is on a mission to help educate as many people as possible about investing to provide a level of hope that he was not afforded as a youth. He’s 100% self-educated but his knowledge in stocks is on par with an investment banker. In episode 44 he covered and explained every area of stocks in detail. He covered REIT’s, ETF’s, Indexed funds, he explained his strategy in evaluating a company to know if it's a good stock to buy, he explained how to set up a stock account for a child and much more. He also explained how anyone can buy back their financial freedom by way of stock market investing for income. Guest IG: @wall_street_trapper Boot Tip: Wall Street Trappin 101, 102, & 103 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Oct 22, 2019
EYL #43 The Youngest in Charge feat. Prince Donnell
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Prince Donnell has built an extremely strong presence online but he has a lot more to offer outside of social media. At 25 he’s the CEO to the fastest-growing tax preparation company in American history. His company, Jumping Jack Tax has built a community of over 400 licensees nationwide in less than a year. In episode 43 he detailed his transition from the corporate world to becoming a full-time entrepreneur, he broke down the tax preparation business in detail and explained how anyone can get in the business regardless if you have a tax background or not, and he went into detail about text message marketing. Guest IG: @princedonnell Book Tip: Think and Grow Rich --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Oct 18, 2019
EYL #42 Family Ties feat. Dana Chanel
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Dana Chanel is a force of nature. She built her first app Sprinkle of Jesus at the age of 21 in two days with no previous technical experience. Sprinkle of Jesus is now the top Christian Moblie app in the world with over 8 million users. In addition to Sprinkle of Jesus she is also the founder of Curl Bible which is an online bueaty supply store that host products from over 200 small businesses, she is an owner of an app devolpmemt company called Alakazam Apps and she is an investor in a credit company named Credit Exterminators. On episode 42 Dana told us her story, she also explained why having an app for your business is mandatory, she spoke on the importance of not relying on social media for marketing, she explained why direct to consumer relationships are essential and she talked about how her relationship with her father made her into the woman that she is today. Guest IG: @danachanel --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Oct 15, 2019
EYL #41 Ride or Die
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It’s a little known fact that mobile home investing provides that highest cash on cash return on average from any form of real estate. It requires extremely low amounts of capital to invest and the profit margins can be huge. Very few people think of investing in mobile homes or mobile home parks, but it’s not only an extremely lucrative business it’s also a high demand industry. 22 million Americans live in mobile homes and as real estate prices continue to go up nationwide the demand for mobile homes is rising. It’s a billion-dollar industry that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Byron Sellers and Sharnice Williams of Mobile Home Elite Investors have mastered the mobile home industry. In episode 41 they gave us insight on how anyone can get started investing for as low as $500, they went into detail about the ins and outs of mobile homes and explained the pitfalls to avoid. Guest IG: @MobileHomeEliteInvestors Book Tip: A step by step guide to buy and sell mobile homes --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Oct 08, 2019
EYL #40 Story Time feat. Kenny Burns
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Kenny Burns is the definition of a renaissance man. He invented the term “lifestyle specialist” years before it became popular. His storied career covers a vast vartiary of areas. He was the second black designer in Saks Fifth Ave with his fashion line Ryan Kenny, he was a music executive and responsible for signing Akon, Wale, and The Dream, he ran a record label, he helped launched Revolt TV, he's one of the most successful party host ever and an icon in the nightlife scene, he was an executive at Roc-A-Fella records durning thier peak years, he was a brand ambassador for Ciroc, Greygoose and Deleon, he also created the influencer programs that all spirit companies use, and he is also an owner in Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. The brand is named after Nathan “Nearest” Green who was the slave that was Jack Daniel’s master distiller and the craftsman behind the now world famous Jack Daniels whiskey brand. Kenny told us halirious and entertaining stories about Roc-A-Fella, Diddy, TI and more. He also gave us game on the inner workings of the night life business, the spirits industry, the music business and marketing. #musicbusiness #marketing Guest IG: @kennyburns Book Tip: The Dream is Real --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Oct 04, 2019
EYL #39 Stay Down Until You Come Up
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The trucking business is a $700 billion industry. Most people have no idea how lucrative it is. Anyone can become an entrepreneur in the industry with proper knowledge. You do not need to be a driver or even know how to drive a tractor-trailer. Alix Burton is the epitome of resilience. He started in the trucking industry in 2012 with no experience or mentor. He purchased a box truck and hit the ground running. After a year he shut his business down because his expenses became too much for him to keep up with. In 2015 he relaunched his business, this time he focused on 18 wheelers instead of box trucks. His past failure helped propel him to massive success. He now has a booming operation with 11 trucks on the road and monthly revenue totaling over $100,000. Along with running the trucking business Alix now teaches others how to become successful in the industry. He has partnered with Eric Thomas (The Hip Hop Preacher) to provide an educational platform for people interested in the business. In episode 39 Alix broke down the trucking industry, he explained the ins and outs and provided a blueprint for success, he also detailed his personal journey of business highs and lows. His story is a motivational tail that anyone can learn from. Guest IG: @alix_goodenergy Book Tip: How to Win Friends and Influence People --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Oct 01, 2019
EYL #38 Corner Class feat. Jay Morrison
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Jay Morrison has been a leader and pioneer in the financial literacy movement for over a decade. He started in the streets hustling. After being educated on real estate he turned his life around and transferred his entrepreneurial skills into the business world. He’s the CEO and founder of the first black-owned real estate equity crowdfund in American history. The Tulsa Real Estate Fund has a $50 million dollar market cap. Some of its assets include a 98 unit apartment complex and an office building that is under construction, once completed it will house office space, production studios, and classrooms. In episode 38 he detailed his journey from transitioning from the streets to real estate, he also gave insight and broke-down key real estate terms and strategies, as well as outlining the vision for the Tulsa Fund. Guest IG: @mrjaymorrison Book Tip: Lord of My Land --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Sep 24, 2019
EYL #37 The Boss
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Kika Wise is the true definition of a trailblazer. She is the youngest female franchisor in America. Not only is she the youngest female franchisor in America across all racial lines but she is also one of only a handful of black franchisors in the county. She is the owner of Kika Stretch Studios which is a fitness stretching studio that has 12 locations nationwide. Kika has a unique income-based buy-in model for her franchises to help anyone become an owner. She also has a focus on inclusion, 11 of her 12 locations are owned by minorities. She started her first studio in 2011 with her last $500 that she had to her name from a tax return. She took a leap of faith and rented a room for $300 and spent on marketing $200 on marketing. In episode 37 she explained how she turned $500 into 12 national locations. She also detailed the process and went over the ins and outs for anyone looking to become a franchisor or franchisee and she gave the cheat code on how to make your business appear at the top of Google searches. Guest IG: @kikaiam Book Tip: The E Myth Revisited --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Sep 17, 2019
EYL #36 Buy Back the Block
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“Buy Back the Block” is a trendy slogan, but Chris Senegal has actually done just that. He recently purchased an entire abandoned block in the Fifth Ward section of Houston. He is currently in the process of developing luxury townhouses for the area. His plan is to get successful people that are originally from the neighborhood that moved out to come back. In addition to being a real estate developer Chris is a trained engineer, he’s a former stock day trader, he was a franchise owner, and he's a business coach. In episode 36 he gave us insight on the energy business, he outlines business success tips, he explained how to bypass gatekeepers to speak to high-level executives and he gave valuable information about real estate development and how to spot up and coming opportunities in the market. Guest IG: @_invstr Book Tip: Entrepreneur Rollercoaster --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Sep 13, 2019
EYL #35 Pay me in Equity
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Mike T. Brown went from tackling running backs in the NFL to tackling the tech world. He’s created a revolutionary fantasy gaming platform that is reshaping philanthropy. He has raised money for his company by way of a little known funding method called equity crowdfunding. Equity crowdfunding is something that every business owner should be aware of because it allows you to raise large amounts of money in short periods of time without any bank funding. It is also something that every investor should be aware of because it allows you to obtain ownership in companies at their beginning stages, which could potentially lead to huge profits down the line. Mike gave us insight on equity crowdfunding, he also explained how he transitioned from the NFL to the tech world and he explained how his company Win-Win will change the landscape of fantasy sports. Guest IG: @_miketbrown Book Tip: Hard things about Hard Things --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Sep 10, 2019
EYL #34 Soul not for Sale
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Jabari Johnson’s story in business is legendary. He's the founder and owner of Colors-Worldwide which is the parent company of RNB Only. RnB Only is the premiere RnB musical experience in the world. It's a traveling show without singers. The show consists of a DJ and hype man, very similar to how EDM shows operate. RnB Only is massively successful and has turned into a multi-million dollar booming business that has over 50 shows a year. The brand has grown so large that in a few weeks they will host their first-ever music festival with Ashanti and Queen Naija as the headliners. Earlier this year Jabari went viral after he wrote an article explaining why he turned down $1 million dollars for an equity stake in his company from a venture capital firm. It’s one thing to talk about independence but it’s another thing to be faced with a seven-figure check and have the courage to turn it down to remain independent. He sat down with us and told us why he turned the million dollars down, he also explained his business model, he talked about the importance of data mining, and he provided a road map for entrepreneurs to navigate the tricky world of venture capital. Guest IG: @Jabari Book Tip: Ego is the Enemy --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Sep 03, 2019
EYL #33 BIG TYME feat. DJ Envy & Flipping NJ
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Episode 33 is with two of the most important figures in the financial literacy movement. DJ Envy needs no introduction everyone already watches and listens to him everyday. He’s a music and radio icon but his career as a real estate mogul and entrepreneur is just as if not more impressive. Cesar Piña aka Flipping NJ’s life story is made for a movie. He came home from the federal penitentiary in 2006 with a new born baby and no money. In 13 years he mangaged to go from 0 to 900 housing units. He currently has a net worth of over $65 million, and is in the process of building 3 commercial apartment complexes with over 150 combined units. The two titans joined forces last year and created a real estate juggernaut. They currently are traveling around the country educating thousands at their real estate seminars. In episode 33 they sat down with us to tell their stories, they also gave priceless insight into high-end real estate development and they explained how anyone can start making money in real estate. They outlined the blueprint for success and the pitfalls to watch out for. Guest IG: @djenvy & @flipping_nj Book Tip: 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Aug 27, 2019
EYL #32 Picture Me Rollin’
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Christian Charvet has an inspiring life story. He grew up in some of the toughest neighborhoods in New York City and turned to the streets as an adolescent. In his early 20s, he turned his life around. He got his GED, worked his way up in the car industry, and is now one of the top Mercedes Benz sales managers in the country. He has over 20 years of experience in the car business, his client list reads like a who’s who in New York’s power circle. In episode 32 we went in-depth on everything you need to know about cars. We broke down the advantages of leasing and buying, we explained the different tax breaks associated with each, we looked at buying new vs used, and we explained all the technical car buying terms. Christian also gave insight into different career paths within the automotive industry, a sector that you can earn six figures in without a college degree. We also went in-depth about the art of selling. We explained different psychological traits to look for from customers and how to master the art of closing. We explained how mastering and understanding selling is vital to everyone, not just salespeople. Guest IG: @cch116 Book Tip: Closers Survival Guide --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Aug 20, 2019
EYL #31 Higher Learning
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Lenny Williams and Jeff Dess, aren’t your typical college professors and administrators. Jeff is an author of five books with a Masters Degree in English Literature and Lenny is a professor within the business departments at 4 different institutions, with an MBA. They joined forces to create an educational platform called “Trill or Not Trill”, which bridges the gap between pop culture and student development. They have worked with the NFL and have been featured on CBS, The Boston Globe, Ebony Magazine, Black Enterprise, and Fox. They also are big names on the college speaking circuit, they have visited over 40 colleges and universities to give lectures and panel discussions. In episode 31 we sat down with the dynamic duo to discuss higher education, college hacking tips, ways to fund education without going into debt and the importance of culturally responsive teaching. They also gave valuable information on the public speaking industry; which includes tips on how to get started, how to know how much to charge and who to market to. Guest’s IG: @professor.williams and @mrjeffdess --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Aug 13, 2019
EYL #30 Everything A Band-Aid Can’t Fix
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Nicole Russell is a leading advocate for mental health and well being of children. She was Glamour’s everyday Hero of the Year, Walmart’s Community Playmaker of the Year, and one of Observer’s Top 20 Heroes Under 40. She is the co-founder of Precious Dreams Foundation which is a nonprofit organization that helps young homeless people and children in foster care. She also is a best selling author and entrepreneur. This year she created Complex Networks first philanthropic division titled Complex Community. In episode 30 we cover everything you need to know about starting and running a successful non-profit/charity organization. We also discussed mental health, the art of negotiating, grant writing, fundraising, and marketing. Guest IG: @nicolerussell Book Tip: Everything A Band-Aid Can’t Fix --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Aug 06, 2019
EYL #29 Mama Africa
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In episode 29 we spoke with international business expert Fritz Charles about Africa. Fritz graduated from the top business school in the world (Wharton at UPenn), he worked as a trader for the infamous Wall Street investment bank Lehman Brothers when he was 22. After Lehman went bankrupt he worked for the NBA where he spearheaded NBATV in Africa. After that, he became the head of growth for iROKOtv which is known as the Netflix of Africa. We covered the importance of people of Investing and being connected to Africa, Kenya’s mobile banking success story, the NBA’s new African league, Afro Beats, Nigeria’s film industry, and China’s economic influence on the continent. Guest IG: @fritzchain Book Tip: China’s Second Continent --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Aug 02, 2019
EYL #28 Billions
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Fritz Charles’s life is legendary. He graduated from the top business school in the world (Wharton at UPenn), he worked as a trader for the infamous Wall Street investment bank Lehman Brothers when he was 22. During his time at Lehman, he traded a billion dollars a day in complicated swap derivatives. After Lehman went bankrupt he worked for the NBA and Barclays. After that, he went international and became the head of growth for iROKOtv which is known as the Netflix of Africa. He then became a cryptocurrency expert. He founded Coin Gamma which is a cryptocurrency media platform. He currently serves as the director of product growth of Token Tax which is a cryptocurrency tax company. In episode 28 we covered everything you need to know about bitcoin and cryptocurrency. We also covered the inside world of investment banking and broke down the global financial collapse of 2008. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure Guest IG: @fritzchain Book tip: Bitcoin Billionaires --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jul 30, 2019
EYL #27 Teflon Don
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Shawn Bullard is a true renaissance man. He played in the NFL, he was the star of a TV show, he owns a coffee shop, he owns a hair salon, he owns a skincare line and he owns one of the only black-owned commercial real estate development companies in Philadelphia. He owns over 100 units in Philly and in August, 2019 his largest development (a 22 unit apartment complex) will open up in the neighborhood of Temple University. Shawn told us his story and gave great insight into the world of entrepreneurship and investing on episode 27. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jul 23, 2019
EYL #26 Mind Right, Money Right feat. Ash Cash
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Ash Cash grew up in the projects and became one of the youngest credit union CEO’s in America. At the age of 31 and at the peak of his rise in the banking industry he retired from the corporate world to become a full-time entrepreneur. Ash is the best selling author, speaker, wealth coach, and he runs a credit company, but most importantly he has a strong passion for educating people. In episode 26 we talked about his journey, how to self publish books, the inside world of banking, how to make the leap from a job to being self-employed, the importance of cultural teaching in regards to finance, and financial tips for everyday people. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jul 16, 2019
EYL #25 Hometown Hero
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The black hair care industry is valued at $2.5 billion. Curly Girl Collective is a group that has helped reshape the direction of the conversation by celebrating natural hair. C.G.C. is a group of 5 friends that came together to create the largest natural hair celebration in the world called CurlFest. Up to 35,000 people attend their annual fest in New York City every summer. It’s been called the Coachella of hair. CurlFest has been covered by Forbes, The New York Times, The Today Show, Huffington Post, and Essence. On episode 25 we talked with one of the co-founders of the C.G.C., Simone Mair. We covered the hair care industry and she detailed their journey from 5 people to 35,000. She also gave us insight on the festival industry, the in’s and out’s, and how to get started. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jul 09, 2019
EYL #24 Part 2: All Money In
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In episode 24, Part 2 we had a conversation about launching an App. We spoke with Cole Midkiff who is the co-founder of Quiktract. Quiktract is one of the hottest apps in the legal space and has the potential to see a nine figure valuation very quickly. Cole gave us insight on building an app, finding developers, cost, putting together a team, how to monetize an app, the process of meeting and finding VC firms, finding founding, and more. This conversation is billion dollar language. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jul 05, 2019
EYL #24 Part 1: The Social Network
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Episode 24 is the technology edition. We had so much content that we split the show into two parts. Part 1 is a step by step guide to social media growth, marketing and monetization. Rashad gave the blueprint that he has used to grow his page, the Earn Your Leisure page and the EYL podcast. We had an in-depth conversation about business marketing and what it takes to be a successful online entrepreneur. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jul 02, 2019
EYL #23 It’s Murda feat. Chris Gotti
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In episode 23 we spoke with the legendary Chris Gotti. Chris owned one of the largest black owned construction companies in New York City at the age of 30. After construction he joined his brother Irv and became the underboss of one of the most successful record labels in history (Murder Inc). At the peak of Murder INC’s dominance, Chris and Irv got indicted by the federal government on a long list of charges. Facing 20 years in jail, he did the impossible and beat the US federal government in court. During his trail he built a sports management company. After starting the sports firm he worked with a hedge fund, and became a licensed financial services professional. Now he has a distribution outlet called Add Ventures Music for independent artists to get their music on all platforms. He sat down with us and told us details on all of the above and more. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jun 25, 2019
EYL #22 Show Me the Money
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Chris Coy is one of the one of the top young NFL agents in the business. He has been a registered agent with the league for 6 years. He represents a long list of clients and is increasing his client pool every year. In episode 22 he sat down with us and told us the steps to become an agent, he explained the behind the scenes business that goes into sports contracts and explained the process of recruiting clients. You don’t have to be an athlete to have a career in sports. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jun 18, 2019
EYL #21 Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
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In episode 21 we spoke with Derek Ferguson. Derek has been the man behind the money for 30 years. At the peak of Bad Boy Records dominance, he was hand selected by Sean Combs to be the CFO of Bad Boy Entertainment, he was right next to Diddy advising him on every major deal from Ciroc to Sean John, he left Bad Boy to become the COO of Revolt TV, now he’s the COO of Robin Hood which New York’s largest poverty prevention institution. He gave provided insight into the music business, cable TV revenue, the art of deal making, the school system, and the future of peer to peer direct business. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jun 11, 2019
EYL #20 Lord of the Slums
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In episode 20 Fernando Hernandez detailed how he went from having nothing to owning 200 housing units and 24 land lots in Paterson, NJ. He’s currently on DJ Envy and @flipping_nj national real estate tour and his portfolio is valued at $25 million. Fernando started with no money, no connections and no knowledge, and in less than 7 years he’s been able to amass a real estate empire. He broke down his untraditional way of real estate investing, he explained his investment strategy (which is very similar to Monopoly, but he’s playing with real cash) and gave the details of his playbook to us for free. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
Jun 04, 2019
EYL #19 More than an Athlete feat. Brandon Copeland
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In episode 19 we talked with Brandon Copeland. Brandon is a NFL linebacker that saves 90% of his salary, he’s an Ivy League graduate, he owns a real estate company, he’s an Ivy League College Professor, and he works on Wall Street. He gave us game on real estate investing, he also broke down the inner financial workings of the NFL, he explained how players are really paid and told us some unbelievable behind the scenes stories that will shock you. He also discussed his financial literacy mission and more. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/earnyourleisure/support
May 28, 2019
EYL #18 Credit Rules Everything Around Me
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In episode 18 we talked with the credit guru Andy Sukhu, President of Y2K Credit Solutions. We covered how to build credit, how to repair credit, how to establish business credit, student loans, child support, debt consolidation, bankruptcy and much more. We also answered credit questions from listeners. This episode could literally change your life. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rashad-bilal/message
May 21, 2019
EYL #17 The Town
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In episode 17 we talked with actor, director and investor Romeo Brown about marketing, entrepreneurship, real estate investing, the money plays behind Hollywood, Oakland’s gentrification plans and how the removal of the city’s sports teams are aligned with the design. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure This podcast is sponsored by Anchor Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rashad-bilal/message
May 14, 2019
EYL #16 Legend in 2 Games feat. Al Harrington
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Al Harrington played 16 years in the NBA. Now he runs a cannabis empire valued at over $100 million, with projections on growing into multi billions in the near future. In Episode 16 Al gave us insight on how athletes go broke, and the behind the scenes view of the cannabis industry. He also explained how the cannabis world is not as glamorous as it’s made out to be. He broke down the traps to watch out for and detailed his journey from 12 plants to farms, warehouses, greenhouses and a retail shop. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure This podcast is sponsored by Guys Next Door Podcast and Anchor
May 07, 2019
EYL #15 Wolf of Wall Street
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In episode 15 we brought Wall Street insider Quentin Martin in to talk about the stock market. We covered everything from Uber, Lyft, IPOs, Valuations, and most importantly we provided information on how anyone can get started investing and different strategies that can be use to make money in the stock market. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/ This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Apr 30, 2019
EYL #14 Homecoming feat. Valencia Clay
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In episode 14 we talked about the business of education with master educator Valencia D. Clay. Valencia has been featured on NBC, BET, Vogue, ABC and National Geographic. She’s a World renowned teacher, professor, author, entrepreneur and soon to be doctor. She gave candid insight on what the inner workings of a school looks like, she broke down the business of standardized testing, and provided solutions to the problems that everyone can take part in. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon. This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Apr 23, 2019
EYL #13 I Suggest You Call My Lawyer.
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In episode 13 we discuss intellectual property with superstar attorney Sabine Franco. Sabine is part of DJ Envy’s real estate team and is currently on a national tour with Envy providing financial literacy. Sabine explained the differences between trademarks, copyrights, licensing and patterns. We also discussed estate planning and life insurance. For story time we told the stories of some unbelievable celebrity legal fights over intellectual property. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/ This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Apr 16, 2019
EYL #12 The Marathon Continues.
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In episode 12 we discuss real estate with celebrity mortgage broker Matt Garland. Matt is part of DJ Envy’s real estate team and is currently on a national tour with Envy providing financial literacy on real estate investing. Matt gave tips for first time home buyers, business real estate strategies and insight on how to get your dream house without having to pay for it. We also discussed 50 Cent’s recent real estate debacle and how the average person can learn from it. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Apr 09, 2019
EYL #11 Million Dollars Worth of Game.
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In episode 11 we interview Derrick Faulcon, owner of the Homemaid/Supper Club resturant in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2012 Derrick came home from serving 5 years in a federal penitentiary. Flat broke upon his release he moved into his father’s basement for 6 months. While in the basement he saved money and planned for his future. Today he owns a resturant, 3 food trucks and a mixed use commercial real estate property. His enterprise pulls in a gross profit of $1 million annually. Derrick not only told his story but he also opened up his books, and broke down his revenue model in detail. He also provided a step by step blueprint to secure profitability as a business owner. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Apr 02, 2019
EYL #10 Major Key.
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In episode 10 we tackle the largest college cheating scandal in American history and explain how it ties into the complicated relationship between sports and academics in America. We also discuss if brick and mortar businesses can survive in today’s digital world. We also highlight real world examples of successes and failures in the brick and mortar space. For story time, we tell an unbelievable story about the greatest sports deal of all time. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Mar 26, 2019
EYL #9 Billionaire Boys Club.
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In episode 9 we cover the marijuana industry in-depth, we discuss a former NBA player who now has a multi state cannabis empire, and we examined new proposed legislation that could change the marijuana industry forever. We also examine what roll racism plays in the home appraisal process and explain how black homes are devalued nationwide by $156 billion. In our business story of the week, we highlight the richest person of African descent in the world and shed some light on his little known story. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Mar 19, 2019
EYL #8 My Accountant is so Good, I’m Practically Living Tax Free.
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In episode 8 we break down how Amazon was able to paid no federal taxes after making $11 billion in profits in 2018. We brought tax expert @ms.business101 in to help us explain the details of how they did it. But more importantly she gave useful tax tips that everyone can benefit from. Episode 8 is packed with a lot of practical gems. We also discussed Kanye’s crazy contract which he’s suing over “servitude” laws, the tragic De La Soul situation, and how Frank Ocean pulled one of the greatest financial moves in music history. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Mar 12, 2019
EYL #7 Hustlers Don’t Stop, They Keep Going.
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In Episode 7 we tackle the student loan crisis and talk about a new proposed program for employers to pay employees loan debt. We also discuss a government student loan forgiveness program where only 1% of the applicants were accepted. We examine Uber and Lyft’s competition and the heated race between companies to develop self driving cars. We highlight Google and Uber’s complicated relationship and we go over the phenomenal story of how Air Bnb went from being laughed at to $38 Billion in 10 years. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Mar 05, 2019
EYL #6 Pay Us Like You Owe Us.
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In Episode 6 we discuss Zion Williamson, March Madness reaching a billion dollars in revenue, the extremely complicated financial breakdown for college sports, the difference between the money in college basketball and college football and we examine if student athletes should be paid while they are in college. We also discussed Colin Kaepernick’s settlement with the NFL, the money play behind how the national anthem became a game time ceremony and the concept of paid patriotism. In addition we took a look at the recent racist fashion controversies with high end fashion brands. We discussed if these happenings are calculated marketing decisions and if boycotts are effective. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Feb 26, 2019
EYL #5 I Got a Story to Tell.
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In Episode 5 we discuss Snapchat’s rocky road. We look at some of the choices the company has made and we question if they will be able to survive all of the issues they currently face or if they will fall victim to the wrath of Facebook the same way Vine did. We also examined an ex NBA player who managed to turn $350,000 into $400 million with fast food franchises. And we stepped into the political world and examined the idea of bridging the racial wealth gap with baby bonds. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Feb 19, 2019
EYL #4 Big Bank Take lil Bank.
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In Episode 4 we discuss the billion dollar streaming fight between Netflix, Amazon, Apple and Hulu. In addition we also cover the Amazon effect in detail, and the global trend of gentrification. We also discussed the cosmetic industry and took an in-depth look into Kylie Jenner and Rihana’s makeup lines. Rashad also gave his perspective on what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Feb 12, 2019
EYL #3 Scared Money, Don’t Make No Money.
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In Episode 3 we discuss the evolving Sports Gambling Industry, the unbelievable story behind one of the best endorsement deals of all time, the billion dollar World of Art investing and how a homeless high school dropout became the most successful American artist in history. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Feb 05, 2019
EYL #2 Stack chips for a rainy day.
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In Episode 2 we discussed: The Government Shutdown, The Racial Wealth Gap, Super Bowl Ad Marketing, Fashionnova’s business model, The story why the Government changed Instagram ads and more. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Jan 29, 2019
EYL #1 Why shoot the breeze about it, when you can be about it.
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In Episode 1 we talk about 360 record deals, How Steve Jobs and Sean Parker changed the World, The power of owning your own Masters, Chris Brown’s new contract, A Boogie making history, the importance of Soulja Boy, Money vs Validation, The Oscars financial impact on Actors, George Clooney’s $700million tequila deal and more. Click this link to support the podcast https://www.patreon.com/earnyourleisure This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Jan 22, 2019