Entrepreneurship

Sharing stories about life, liberty, the funny, and of course money!

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Outstanding interview with my Washington Business Journal 40 UNDER 40 classmate, Irving Washington, CEO of the Online News Association.  As a tremendous leader in the Association community, Irving and I tackle some of the critical issues surrounding the exciting changes, challenges, trends & opportunities across the journalism landscape, the association community, and the economy at large. The intersection of trust, intentionality, and diversity, equity and inclusion may hold the key to lasting transformation. There’s even a Matrix movie reference! Can’t miss this episode #trust #leadership #diversityequityandinclusion #journalism #freelancer #cae #textstotable

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Incredibly powerful episode with guest Nick Valencia CNN Correspondent who is one of the most influential Latino journalists in America & one of the "Top 50 Latinos" to follow on Twitter. In 2013 the National Association of Hispanic Journalists awarded him its inaugural "Sí Se Puede" Excellence in Leadership award and in 2020, Atlanta Press Club named him "TV Reporter of the Year.” Nick and I discuss his incredible career, what it was like being a minority trying to make it in a tough profession, and how we can all become change agents for those whose voices don’t get heard. Not one to miss! #diversity #diversitymatters #leadership #diversityequityandinclusion #raisethebar #givepeopleavoice #empowerment #storytelling

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Sometimes figuring out the right legal framework seems like walking in OZ doesn't it! A Financial Advisor turned Estate Planning attorney; my guest Raina Bond lays out the recipe for success when it comes to preparing the proper plan for yourself. Raina says it’s not about Estate Planning, it’s about life planning – Life Fulfillment Planning. You’re not planning your death, you’re planning to live well and leave a legacy. We cover a lot of ground and layout what the essentials are as so you can approach planning with confidence.

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Putting the relationships back into Public Relations - Enjoy this fantastic conversation with two PR experts, Peter & Scott from Turn Two Communications. Stories are what tend to have maximum impact, so how can Associations develop an audience-focused strategy to deliver exceptional PR that adds true value and really resonates? 

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Statistics tell us that money is the #1 stressor and also a leading cause of divorce. However, in my interview with Adam Kol, the Couples Financial Coach, he sees a couple’s finances very differently. Money does not need to stress us out or break us up, it can actually bring us together and help foster closeness and intimacy. What if we used money, not just as a means of exchange or to support our lifestyle, but as a way to get to know our spouse better and as a way to bond and build a stronger relationship? You’re not going to want to miss this conversation!

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The pandemic shined a spotlight on a myriad of issues relating to affinity and member benefit programs, the most significant of which is, “what you are offering to your members MUST be unique.” The concept of exclusivity is of paramount importance for associations to see maximum value for program offerings as the digital economy continues to disrupt and shape the way members pursue benefits and offerings that may no longer flow through a membership channel. Great listen!!

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You work SO hard to save for our golden years so why experience a sub-optimal retirement by trying to tackle it all yourself?! In my conversation with Retirement Industry Icon, Tom Hegna, we explore the critical elements behind a happy and fruitful retirement. As Tom says, "Don't worry, Retire Happy!" Listen so you can know how!

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If you can’t find what you want, create it! How one entrepreneur’s simple desire, “I want to be able to see people that look like me” turned into building a printed queer magazine from scratch in a time when media was moving digital. Enjoy this incredible conversation with Ebone Bell, Founder of TAGG, an innovative, magazine, website and podcast reaching thousands of LGBTQ people across the country. It’s a story of entrepreneurialism, activism, and helping people find ways to support the LGBTQ community. You’re not going to want to miss this!

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An incredible conversation with Sheryl Hickerson, CEO of Females & Finance, where we covered a lot of ground on how the financial industry can grow, better support women, and help move the needle in areas of diversity, inclusion, and creating an equitable environment for all Americans to thrive. Females & Finance is a membership organization dedicated to fostering recruitment, training, advancement and retention of women in financial services. Lot's to enjoy!

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Investing in Real Estate can be tricky. What many people don't know is that there are many ways you may be able to add real estate to your portfolio without having to buy a property or two (or ten). In my conversation with alternative investment specialist, Gaston Escudero, we discuss this and a little known secret known as a DST. A DST may have 200 million worth of institutional real estate property and can be a resource to multiple investors that can get access to this pool of real estate. It's also a vehicle that supports a 1031 exchange. If that's you and you're looking to avoid taxes, invest in Real Estate and do it in a passive way, and haven't heard about this, then you need to listen!

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