During the weekend of November 1-2, I had the opportunity to speak to a standing-room-only room filled with budding content creators talking about my favorite subject. Media. The funny thing is, while I was teaching principles of monetization, the event was teaching me about hosting a premier, intimate affair. DC Podfest is an event geared towards the education and insights of podcasting within the DC Metro Area. While smaller than most conventions, this event is big on heart, and I walk you through what I learned from being a speaker and an attendee.
On November 3rd, 2016, The Swift Kick Show was born. The show hasn’t changed much, and that’s good thing. We all here at SKS want to thank you for listening in each week and being the most critical part of the show. With my special guest, Taniza Holmes-Craggette, we reminisce about what it took to get to year three and what we expect in the future. Enjoy.
The sad truth about life is that it comes to an end. We don’t know how or when, but we do know it comes eventually. Not many deaths make it on SKS, but with the passing of John Witherspoon, it was on our minds and hearts. Mr. Witherspoon was a hard-working comedian and actor who’s character was larger than life. We dedicated this show to him because, as with all of us, we have great plans that we want more time to complete, yet we can’t control that. For every entrepreneur, we all should take note that doing our best […]
For businesses that fade over time, one of the causes is cashflow. It’s been documented in books on business and wealth that diversifying one’s business is the key to sustainable revenue but which ventures could we add? The bigger question may be which can we add that doesn’t take us away from our primary business? Well, we found one and my guest Leo Piero will discuss why every entrepreneur should have properties in their portfolio.
So I’ve been away for some time and I miss you all. As an entrepreneur, you get opportunities and some of them take you away from your daily life. I received an opportunity that stretched me out of my comfort zone but was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. In this show, you’ll learn what I’ve been up to and you’ll learn a couple of great lessons for you and your business.
It’s no mystery starting a business can be tough. The secret to getting where you want to end up begins with understanding where you want to end up. As simple as that sounds, the reality is knowing where to go requires vision than a big imagination to plan the journey. Wouldn’t it be helpful to know the starting points so you don’t have to tap into your inner child? We think so and our guest Phil M. Jones is one of the best at EXACTLY how to begin.
We as entrepreneurs forget that we can’t take our businesses with us. In a world where most businesses aren’t designed to be passed to the next generation, years of hard work is lost without any chance of recovery. It’s not too late though because there are people that understand how to pass that great business to family and keep the business intact. My guest Christopher Martin is an expert in legacy wealth building and will discuss how we can keep the lights on.
It’s no secret Facebook advertising is still a great way to get noticed for your product or services. While their’s many ways to use the platform, there is a psychology to the ad network most entrepreneurs miss. Surprisingly, it’s not technical knowledge. It’s in your head. Once you know how it works, you’ll never go back and my guest Carlos Aviles breaks down what to do about your mental Facebook advertising.
No matter your point of view, there is an audience out there waiting to hear what you have to say. As entrepreneurs, we are thought leaders by default but sometimes we forget how powerful our influence is. We command attention so we need to embrace it to grow our businesses and my guest Phillip Scott talks us through the ins and outs of being our media and creating a movement through our voice.
When it comes to systematizing your business. the first factor is time. What separates the good businesses from the great businesses is the ability to have vision. Developing vision starts with the ability to imagine into the future and direct your business in that plan. While most businesses are not built that way, some are and my guess Antonio Thornton has mastered time management and systemization from many big businesses. If you want to find more time, you need this.