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SWAV 299 : How to plan to most Epic event to grow your business W/ Bola Ibidapo

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SWAV 299 : How to plan to most Epic event to grow your business W/ Bola Ibidapo

 

Special Guest:

Bola Ibidapo

Non-profit Queen

“Change the world or die trying”

 

2:45

  • I truly believe that I am placed on this earth for a bigger. I have to find my end goal. What is the end goal in that? When you can impact other people, you are leaving a legacy. That will be a ripple effect way beyond you..My hope is when I leave this earth, people will say Bola change my whole way, the way I think talk and go.

13:00

  • You are a leader. Throughout Highschool I took on leadership position. The first black homecoming queen and I think that was all I have to do with someone believing me and I eventually believe that in myself. I just wanted to continue to influence and may a difference.

23:01

  • That is what I had to do with the queen talk. Not to bounce back to to far, but the same thing you know bouncing to different cities but not walking back. Cultivating our mission in different city, the Queen Talk is in Texas and we have advocates, this is why I was able to grow my influence. I have teachers and coaches that refers to me and say “Hey you took the time to do the workshop with the girls and I would love if you could do the same thing” Advocates, first and foremost. Finding the place where people, where the group or target can connect too.

33:00

  • We cannot just assumed. We are definitely impacting our youth, but we also want to make an impact on anyone that any type of way touch 2fly.

 

Contact Bola Ibidapo

Instagram: Bodapo

Email: Contact@bolaibidapo.com

Website: www.tooflyfundraiser.com

Website: www.QueenTalk.com

Email:queentalk@gmail.com

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SWAV 298 : You Must Lie to yourself

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SWAV 298 : You Must Lie to yourself

 

Quote of the Day:

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. – John D. Rockefeller

 

This is about being trailblazer, at the end. This is what life is about, this ia what entrepreneur is about. Done that before, make new paths and new opportunity for other people, you got to trailblaze your way. Stop doing what somebody else has been successful at time and time again. Where is the excitement in that. Do you get excited doing what 9 people have already accomplished? Or do you get more excited when you see someone who have done something that is completely out of the ordinary and made a killing off of it and is helping other people too. What is more legacy base? Going down the same path or making a new path and creating new opportunity. That is what the quote was saying.

 

What is accepted success? Going up the company ladder, going up the corporate ladder. Go getting a degree and a better job, like that is accepted success. But, why don’t you say… “I am going to be different. I am doing college, finish it out. But, I am going to start this business. Not a lot of people are saying this, but I am going to do it” What if you did that? What if you took it upon yourself to be you and show the world how amazing you actually are. You are amazing. You have so much inside of you.If I say “I am going to put it out there? Take the route less traveled.

 

Topic of the Day:

You Must Lie to Yourself

 

The mind is a very powerful thing. A lot of people may not know it, honor it or not really use their mind to its full potential. But, at the same time the mind is still very powerful and you can make it think what it wants to believe, right? You can condition it to believe whatever you want it to believe, whether it is good or bad. I say this why? You got to keep lying to yourself

 

I know two people and let me walk you through their journey and journey. Both when through same journey. One person has this crazy like vision. Like “yow, I do not have a degree. So, I know I won’t be in this position to be too successful in this corporate world, so I think I need to figure out some type of business to start.”. And this other friend has a degree and he os going to be a doctor. So, she is like “I am good, I am good with medical school.  I am going to be a brain surgeon, so that is my life. I am going to earn six figure and that is just what it is”. But, he was telling the other friend, you can do it and you can make this happen.

 

And so, time goes on. So the guy went to med school to get residency and he’s doing what he needs to do and to graduate and become a brain surgeon. He is ready to perform brain surgery. So, the other guy, was undergrad at age 22. He had a general degree college, but he didn’t think he would have a good chance at the corporate world. So, his family was like “Why are you lying to yourself? You can do great in corporate America” and he says “this is just how I feel”. So time goes on and he finds a business to start. He starts his business at a real estate. So, he gets in the business and the industry. He is learning and he became an agent because that has some type of structure and it has something for him to learn and make some money while he could. So, time goes on. He was okay as an agent, but he wants to do something bigger and better. He starts to take investing seriously. He started investing buying house and rental properties as he can, then he started building his small portfolio. Slowly but surely, people are saying “You are doing great, you doing big. How can I be in the real estate?”

 

The friend in Med school, he finished owning 300K in student loan debt. But, he is earning 400K -500K as a surgeon every year. So, he has all his debt at 33, but he is happy because he went to school for so long and doing surgery. The other friend who has been lying to himself that he couldn’t be in corporate America, his 30 and he is just at his first year where he hit 700k in one year as a real estate and entrepreneur.

 

So, what is the difference of the two? One person lied to himself and the other person continued to follow this path he only saw possible. In this life, you have to lie to yourself. If you want to be great, something different or someone different, you have to lie to yourself. You have to say, this is possible and I am going to do this no matter what other people tell you. If you are in debt right now and you have no job and broke. You have to lie to yourself telling you can do this. You gotta lie to yourself  and say you are valuable. You gotta lie to yourself to do all of this. You have to lie to yourself, because this world will put so many things in you. You have to lie to yourself, you have to be crazy!

 

If you want to succeed in life, you may want to lie to yourself. But, which lie are you going to believe? If you have a job right now, lie to yourself and say you will be successful. Lie to yourself, till you sees success.

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SWAV 297 : Your Story will set you free W/ Stacie Walker

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SWAV 297 : Your Story will set you free W/ Stacie Walker

Special Guest:

Stacie Walker

Entrepreneur

 

3:30

  • I never ever thought I would be in this place today. I never grew up with entrepreneurial influence. I go to school and get my education, get a career till I retire. Up until 2008, I work many many different jobs because either I quit or got fired and don’t get me wrong. I was great at whatever I did, but I got bored and I feel like I didn’t fit in. I thought there was something wrong with me for a long time because I just cant figure out why can’t I be like Joe or Jane that has been in the company for some x amount of years? Arrive work on time? I was the one that either got fired or quit.

14:00

  • I don’t work 14 hrs a day. I work 3-4 hrs a day. I travel more and go figure, I make more money this time around. So, it’s all a mindset thing. I have to ship the way I am thinking, but I think the biggest factor in knowing when to slow down and when to take a break, is you got to listen to your body. You got to be really aware of the relationship that you have. Are you really spending time with the people that you love? Yourself? Do you do things that fill you up that just your business?

23:00

  • Ashamed of the things I did in the past. I was scared, I do not want to be judge. I thought people aren’t going to like me. I use to be a big people kind of person. I want everybody to like me. But, I didn’t feel free on those five years because I was not sharing all of myself. And that right there, I was able to dig deep down myself about my psychic and really dig deep inside and share myself openly and unapologetically.

33:10

  • And you know, for your audience. I am not saying share the bad stuff, I am saying share everything. I have a woman yesterday in one of the groups I was a part of, she said she compares her story to other people, but she feels her story is boring. I told her, your story isn’t boring because the things is nobody has been through with what you’ve been through to the T. All of the experiences you have even those that you think is boring is a lesson to learn. What lesson did you learn? What shaped you to be the person you are today?

Connect with Stacie Walker

Facebook: Stacie Walker Media (Morning with Stacie)

Website: www.StacieWalker.com

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SWAV 296 : Success = Your Morning Routine

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SWAV 296 : Success = Your Morning Routine

 

 

Quote of the Day: All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. – Mark Twain

 

Mean:

All you need is to be ignorant to be able to say, I am not scared. You need to be able to say, I am just going to jump. You need to be able to say certain things like that in order for you to take the action to do certain on this journey of entrepreneurship. You need to be ignorant in many things to be able to take the action. But also, you need to have the confidence. The confidence is what will also push you to have the believe in them. It will push you to take the action with the ignorance, because if you are ignorant you are not really scared of, you are not thinking. You my friend definitely are going to be in a better life because of the action that you took. You cannot take the action if you do not have ignorance or confidence.

Stay foolish, stay selfish – Steve Jobs

Stay foolish is similar to being ignorance. If you are foolish, you are not worried of the consequences. All you need is the ignorance and confidence to be successful.

 

Topic of the Day:

Success = Your Morning Routine

 

The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg

 

This book talks about you habit and the power of habits. I want you to think about this, if you dont have routine, you’ll get inconsistent result. So, when you go to work, there is always some rules before your start something and because of that why companies and businesses are successful. My morning ritual, I wake up 4-5am. I wake up, drink some water and all that stuff, then I go to the gym. My goal is to be in the gym before 5:30 – 6;00 am. I go to the gym for 60-75 mins and then I go home. Then what I do is I eat some food, I meditate and shower, then I go to work. I normally work 8:30-ish.

 

What I have learned is that everytime I start my day that way. What happen is that I have more clarity and I feel much much more better about everything. And this is all because I have a routine. Imagine team player, they do have a routine every game. Football player does the same routine every single game because they understand habit. When you have good habit, you can conquer everything in this world. So that is my morning routine; wake up, gym, eat, meditate, shower, then work.

 

I am thinking of the day where you have not done, what you are usually used to. It might have been an off day for you. Why is that? Because you didn’t do the morning routine you are used too. Now, it is important to do this. Sometimes you need to test to find out, which morning routine is better and best for you. But, at the same time you can, should find the morning routine that you can do. Cause when you find that morning routine, you are so much more effective when you know you have a routine.

 

Finish you day before you start your day.

 

Because of that, you want to have some outline for yourself. You do not have to be a robot , you do not have to stick to it. But you should know that you have the calendar set up, it’s all about you. It’s all about being you, about you. Your morning time is for you, I normally wouldn’t take a call till its 9am cause my morning is for me and not for anybody else. The morning time is for me and because of that I have clarity, I can write on my journal and feel good for the day.

 

Give time for yourself. Give time to reflect. Give time to be peaceful. It will change your mind dramatically and you will get so much more accomplished.

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SWAV 295 : Bridging the Gap of College & Entrepreneurship W/ Brian Fontenot

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SWAV 295 : Bridging the Gap of College & Entrepreneurship W/ Brian Fontenot

 

Speaker: Brian Fontenot

Entrepreneu, Philantropist, World Traveler and Public Speaker

BLF Foundation

 

3:30

  • The BLF Fundation helps future generation by helping them with incorporation of softskills, emotional intelligent to know professional development and training through our program and we also offer scholarships to help them with financial cost while they stay in school, successfully graduation school and eventually equip them with the necessary tools…

10:20

  • The first thing I sat down and focus on is figuring my WHY. Why was I going to do this foundation? I have always find that in building a business you have to have a clear WHY. Secondly, you have to have know the clear problem that you are solving and third is why it benefits all this people. And if you can answer all of those 3 questions really well, I know you have a solid business and most importantly you are going to find success.

18:37

  • It is something I held close to me that I wanted to do for a very long long time. I probably had this idea for the foundation when I was 18 years old and that was like almost a decade later I finally able to execute on the vision.

26:05

  • So I never took the opportunity to turn down learning. I went to study photography when I was in college. I sat with somebody and say “Hey, can I be an apprentice?’ I sat there for maybe a couple of week. They still taught me something, so then I went out and study photography business.

32:00

  • And sometimes it doesn’t have to be large scale. But, I pulled out that lesson from Dubai. I pulled a lot of lessons from other countries and I think that is why I really love this tour cause I was really guiding into the culture and it help me to change the way in I see life and that is what I really love about traveling.

 

Connect with Brian Fontenot

www.BrianLFontenot.com

www.BLFfoundation.com

 

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SWAV 294 : Hunting Vs. Fishing

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SWAV 294 : Hunting Vs. Fishing

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Quote of the Day:
You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.- Maya Angelou

 

Embrace where you are and stop trying to be everything. Stop trying to do this and do that, stop focusing on all that. If you focus on all of that, how to expect to be big, to be successful or to be at peace with who you are? Common! You are only free, if you accept and surrender. When you accept the changes and surrender your life to it forever, your life will change. Accept it in the best way possible that you cannot control certain things. You can only control who you are and your mindset. So if you are somewhere because of something else, why are you mad at that? That is where you are supposed to be.

 

The price is high, but the reward is great. You need to sacrifice, but on the other side that price you pay on the other side of that sacrifice. You already know you are going to be amazing.

Topic of the Day:

Hunting Vs. Fishing

 

Before we talk answer this? What is the difference between fishing and hunting? So you go out and your get on the boat, get the bait and you cast away and seat and wait and wait. When you go fishing, you may wait for 3-4hrs to get a bite. It is perfectly fine. But, what happens? You get it and got a 3 pound fish and you repeat the process.

 

Hunting is pretty similar. You wake up early, you have your rifle, you plan on a day before what you want to catch and you tactically approach everything. What does that mean? I am going to quietly walk in this woods, you pull out your rifle and make your perfect angle. After that, you aim and you fire. You get it or you don’t and that is it. Once you kill that buck or bison, you take a photo and be proud.

 

What is the fundamental difference of the two? When you go fishing, you get what you are giving. When you go hunting, you go after what the hell it is you say you want. Do you hear what I am saying? When you go fishing, you go accept what comes. You throw it out there and just accept what comes. When you go hunting, its all or none. You are going all in and going after what you want. You want a bison, you go after the bison. You want a deer, you go after the deer. Etc. But, when you go fishing, you get what you’ve given.

 

A lot of people here are just fishing in life, they are not hunting. They are fishing with life and that is it. They are not happy, they put the bait out there and that is it. What do I mean? People put in a job application to a 100 people on Monster and who ever calls back that is it, they accept it. But, how many people you know going to a job or company and says “This is where I am going to work at, this is where I am going to be and I know this for a fact!” That is called hunting. Hunters know what they want, fisherman don’t. That is the difference. So, I want to encourage everyone to go hunting and don’t fish, cause I guarantee you that you will get more of what you deserve.

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SWAV 293 : When you love yourself your business loves you back W/ R’Chelle Lynn

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SWAV 293 : When you love yourself your business loves you back W/ R’Chelle Lynn

 

 

Speaker R’Chell Lynn

Content Digital Marketer and Brand Manager

 

3:30

  • So technically, I am a content digital marketer and brand manager. That means, I help work with my clients to create compelling content that makes them attract and engage with their ideal clients

13:30

  • I realized more about the solopreneur. I realize that it is possible to be in a service based business more so, than our product. I think that was one the biggest things that stresses me out. When I initially started in the business, I didn’t have a tangible product. I was out there, no shade. I was just a girl with tshirt getting fit, mugs didn’t fit to my brand, make up bags didn’t fit in.

21:50

  • I have been to a certain point and I think you have to understand when that point is. I think when you begin this thing, when you are doing your business mapping out 3,6,9 fold for months. You have to have a decision to say, well at this particular thing, once this is then this should happen.

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  • Well that too, we got to stop doing that to your brand BMW. You purchase a brand BMW cash, here is a think. It is a little bit tough. It’s not brand new BMW, but the way people reacted..”Oh, what can I have nice things?I work really hard!”

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  • Because I am a creative writer. I tell people to script it. So, I told every new client that I worked with. I ask them to right your business story in the present as you would see it in the future and put it in a place where you’ll see it everyday.

 

Connect With R’chelle Lyn

Email: info@rchellelyn.com

Social Media: @rchellelyn.com

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SWAV 292 : Your Last 3 Vs. Your First 9

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SWAV 292 : Your Last 3 Vs. Your First 9

 

Quote of the Day

All great changes are preceded by chaos – Deepak Chopra

 

The darkest hours of the nights comes before the sunrise. When you look at your life, you may feel or think everything is crashing down, nothing is going right. If you understand the cycle, you’ll be so much better off because everything in life has a cycle. Look at nature, it has a cycle. Look at life, a child is born male or female. They grow up and they go through their adolescence cycle and become an adult, they get married and have a kid. Now, the kid will repeat it too. So understand that it’s a cycle.You already understand what is going to happen.

 

Topic of the Day:

Your Last 3 Vs. Your First 9

 

My last 3 months are going to be bigger than the first 9months, because of the work I have put in within the first 9 months. Momentum! Planting a seed, its harvest season. You’ve been working all year for what? Are you going to let this year end without achieving the goal you wanted. You wanted to hit 300K or whatever, are you going to let this year end without realizing those goals? What do you need to do to accomplish or finish the goals that you set out for yourself. What do you need to do to get to where you want to go.

 

For the next 90 days what do you need to do? How many have you done to contribute to the goals?And how many more do you think you need to do? Do you have everything tracked? Do you need to be more organized? What is it? What do you need to do to accomplish your goals, which is by December 31?

 

Honestly, you have more time than you think. While people relax, you have abundance of opportunity and success. For the last 9 months have you been planting your seeds? I want you to really think about it. Have you been planting your seed this year like you said you have been working. Have you been really putting in the work. Have you been consistent with your goals? Have you been diligent? Have you persevere through the pain?

 

Think of what you’ve done and what you’ve accomplished. Then bridge the gap. How much effort that you’ve put forth and what you’ve accomplished. When you see the gap, focus on that in the next 90 days.

 

It’s time to go all in, it is time to sprint. Your plans should have been made within 90 days. Do you realize that in 90 days your life can change forever. Its time, this is the last quarter. 2018 is here in a snap of a fingers. So my question is are you going to let the last quarter to be more than 9 months. Do you have the momentum? If not, you need to work on the momentum.

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SWAV 291 : Innovating the Non Profit Industry W/ Brandon Miller

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SWAV 291 : Innovating the Non Profit Industry W/ Brandon Miller

Special Guest:

Brandon Miller

Non-profit

 

2:50

  • The first non-profit that I co-founded, I actually started when I was still an undergrad at Georgia Sax about 3 years ago and it’s called the Black Burdell INC. and our mission is to help cultivate young black entrepreneur. In my first business I was like, man I don’t really know what I am doing. I see P. Diddy, I see Dang John but I do not know the ins and outs of entrepreneurship. So we really started with this non – profit young entrepreneurs and figure it out and build community where we can learn from other people’s mistake.

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  • Its very much similar to LLC when you put your Articles of Incorporation, when you get your board of directors. You have to have 3 members on your board. But, it is very much similar to LLC and the last step is to accept status. My team leverages a lot of the resources that are out there.

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  • She was like “Hey, this is what you’re doing. We know you are philanthropic company as well. We are trying to expand the reach of our future global business through our resources and the funds that we are raising. They open up their bigger flagship store in Austin. Two of us are free and given discount code, so everyone who attended the seminar gets free discount on the store.

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  • We wanted to bring a community into our business. Similar to a black wall street, where these are black wall entrepreneur who wants to build their economic status in life. So through the scholarship that we provide to collegate entrepreneurs to the compases that we throw.

 

Connect with Brandon Miller
Instagram @thatguybmills

www.brandonemiller.com

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SWAV 290 : How to Merge a traditional Business Online

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SWAV 290 : How to Merge a traditional Business Online

 

 

Quote of the Day:

It’s not about balance, it is about harmony.

 

We as entrepreneurs we have the biggest trouble trying to figure out how to balance our life, in terms of entrepreneurship, business and life. I have a wife, a kid, I have this, I have that. Not just me, but generally speaking and you don’t really know how to balance everything. When you have a job, it is easy to balance everything because once you leave that job, it’s your life. You’re free perse! But, when you are an entrepreneur you are in charge of growing a company, growing the business or growing the income. You have to worry about, sales, lead, marketing and more. You really have to think about this stuffs, cause if your don’t you tend to get out of whack. Honestly, you will never be able to fully balance that.

 

What you can do is harmonize it. So what do I mean? What I mean is, when you harmonize something, it all just works fluidly. So, instead of having a loveone not being able to go on dates… harmonize it and make the date be something that is close to work, in proximity or in the same relationship of work. So, you are still spending time with each other but you are still getting your fix in terms of working perse.

 

It’s just stuff like this helps big time. We tend to try everything, but it’s hard to do everything all at onces cause you cannot balance that. But, you can harmonize it and make things flow together in some kind of way, shape or form. You just have to make it form or how to make it shape. So, that is really all on you. But, think about harmony and harmonizing as oppose to balance. If you think it like that, you life will become easier and more clear as to what you want to do. So, that is the quote of the day.

 

TOPIC of the DAY:

How to Merge a traditional Business Online

 

Every business are transitioning from offline to online. Big companies such as Macy’s and the rest are also shutting down and moving online. How can you do that?

 

  1. Take a birds eye view of your business. What do I do?
  2. Look at your business operation. What’s going on? What’s working?
  3. Look at your money maker. What is selling online like hotcakes, whether that is service or product. Which one is selling the most,
  4. 80/20 What is making the most money?
  5. If you are making money offline making a product, all you have to do is put it online to the same demographics/ same target market,
  6. Focus on immediate sale, solidify the idea first. Make marketing online and focus on the campaign and make money with it.
  7. After selling offline product, then rebuild your brand.

 

Every business needs to be online if you want to survive in the future,Do small plan, but bigger vision. Focus on strategy first, then grow and branch off from there. It all depends on you and you can grow from there.

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