Took a break from my normal interviews about mindset and entrepreneurship to hold a round table discussion on what unfolded in America after the death of George Floyd.
This week we talk about money, financial literacy, and credit. But don’t get it confused, we talk about it in a way you can understand it. That’s the gift today’s guest has. As the founder of Carl Joseph Black breaks down complex finance news into bite-sized digestible nuggets anyone can understand.We didn’t really have enough time to discuss everything I wanted to know and we still went over the typical 20 or so minutes I try my best to hold the discussion to. We still covered a good amount of ground though. Some of the gems dropped: The difference between being rich vs being wealthy. Being rich is more about the material things people see. Being wealthy is the money moves that can’t be detected by the human eye, but still somehow disrupts or changes the way we live. Read the boring stuff. Get used to reading the boring stuff like financial newspapers. You’ll start to develop a 3rd eye for the way money works if you make a habit out of it. One example Carl gives is Warren Buffet. Buffet still finds time to read for an extended amount of hours a day. If that’s a habit he uses to keep himself wealthy, why don’t we take that same habit on? I don’t know about ready 5 hours a day though. Ha! Humanize data. Start finding ways to make data make sense to you in layman’s terms. This is one of those skills you can organically develop from reading financials a lot. Credit as an investor. Carl gives us a masterclass on how to build credit as a business to help us build wealth. If you loved this episode make sure to give Carl a shout on Twitter and get your invite to his newsletter The Dime.Be sure to check out my book “Don’t Dumb Down Your Greatness”Peace!
Today’s episode I fly solo and deliver a deep dive into why I believe consistency creates luck. I dig into quotes from Jay Z and Bruce Springsteen who touch on this topic and I even give some personal anecdotes from my own experience.I’m even excited to give you a formula on how you can create credibility in any topic you want using this same mindset. It ultimately boils down to a few steps: Find a topic you like Create content interviewing experts from that topic (blog, podcast, newsletter, etc.) Choose a frequency (once a week, every two weeks, once a month, etc) Do it consistently for 6 months Boom, you’re an authority and somewhat of an expert. No experience necessary. Some people use this to their advantage in not so Kosher ways. Don’t be that person. Aim to give value in whatever you create, and you’ll see that value return 10x. Good luck.Much love to Urban Nerd Beats for the background music.
Nichole Lynel is an independent fashion designer who turned her clothing line, Shop Nichole Lynel, into a million-dollar business. She unabashedly leveraged social media and created a whole new mindset to achieve this goal. In this interview, I try to get a glimpse into how we can craft our own mindset for success, and some of the hard lessons she learned on her journey. We live in an amazing time where we can leverage social media and online advertisements to build almost any business we want. You would think that means everyone should be successful, right? Nope, like any endeavor, you will take bumps and bruises on your pathway to success. Nichole dropped a lot of gems in this interview for anyone that can help any entrepreneur looking to weather that storm. Crafting a morning routine. Don’t wake up grouchy. The average human has 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts a day. Nichole spoke about her “zen” moments she has in the morning that includes prayer but also seeing the sunrise. What do the first 30 minutes of your day consist of? Reprogram yourself. Nichole made it a habit to make sure she always fed herself positive messages and affirmations. She placed sticky notes all over the home, and read an abundance of self-help books. We all have self-limiting beliefs, some more than others. Know what you need to hear and see and start there. Start with a vision board! Build a driven team. People rarely build empires alone. Build a team you can trust and that can match your energy for success. When building your network, don’t come empty-handed. You don’t have to always come with a gift but think hard about the value you bring to the table when you're looking to connect with people. Also, start networking sideways. The real gold is found in your peers. Learn the art of storytelling. The biggest marketing hack Nichole figured out is probably the oldest one in the world. She tells a great story. But beware, telling stories means you know your customer well. Don’t assume you know them, be sure you do. The key to large goals is to break them down. Small consistent goals help you build a mountain from a molehill. Nichole wanted to make a million dollars, so instead of dwelling on the large number, she set her to mind up to think about how many sales she needed to make in a day. Build a mastermind group. Positive and constructive peer pressure can have a lasting effect on your success. Nichole had a group to keep her accountable and put her in check when she was slacking off. I first learned about this concept from the book “Think and Grow Rich” There is so much more gold in the podcast that I didn’t capture in the notes. Make sure to hit me up with feedback and share what you took away from her story.Make sure you purchase my book “Don’t Dumb Down Your Greatness.” Also, shout out to Yondo for the background tunes.
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Feb 22nd, 1986
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4 hours, 54 minutes