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Earn Your Leisure

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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
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EYL #26 Mind Right, Money Right feat. Ash Cash

Earn Your Leisure

EYL #115 Credit is King feat. Him 500
Marcus Barney aka Him 500 has established himself as one of the most dangerous men online teaching things that you can’t Google. His journey from working at a cell phone store, to becoming a multi-millionaire in a few years has become legendary. On episode 115, we sat down with Marcus for a powerful conversation. He outlined strategies on how to turn credit into cash and how to leverage both personal and business credit to build wealth. We went in-depth on actionable items and even discussed topics that have the potential to turn anyone into a millionaire. Link to Recession Proof Discount ($500 off): EYL University: https:// EYL University 40% Off Sale Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG:
January 05, 2021
Study Hall: Opportunity Zones Explained with MG the Mortgage Guy
In this Study Hall MG the Mortgage Guy explains opportunity zones in detail and gives insight on how people can take advantage of them. EYL University: EYL University 40% Off Sale Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG:
December 25, 2020
EYL #114 Follow The Money feat. Jude Bernard
People like Jude Bernard don’t talk publicly too often. The real estate mogul turned a student loan check 23 years ago, into over $40 million in real estate today, by owning 13 brownstones in Harlem and Brooklyn and a commercial property called The Brooklyn Bank (a nonprofit financial institution that he owns and operates). Coming from New York City, Jude was one of the few people from the neighborhood that purchased undervalued properties before gentrification took place on a massive scale in the city. Because of his early investments and patience, his property values have skyrocketed over the past 15 years. In Episode 114 , Jude talks about his investment strategy, he tells the story of his rise to prominence during the age of gentrification, we also discussed the benefits of home equity lines of credit, single room occupancy housing better known as SRO and more. #realestate #gentrification #newyorkcity EYL University: EYL University 40% Off Sale Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG:
December 22, 2020
Study Hall: How to Buy & Develop Land with Ashley Scott
Ashely Scott who is the founding member of the revolutionary group of black investors who purchased 97 acres of land to develop their own community, explains how to buy and develop land. She’s went over the process of buying land, how to identify quality land for sale, how to build an infrastructure on raw land, and how to develop a team of investors. EYL University: EYL University 40% Off Sale Annual Tuition Code (48 hours): Freedom
December 18, 2020
EYL #113 Respect the Culture feat. Shawn Prez
In episode 113, we interviewed a legend in three games. Shawn Prez started as an intern with Bad Boy Records in the 90s and worked his way up to become VP at the iconic label. He has been labeled a marketing guru responsible for the Vote or Die campaign and the Ciroc Boys movement. He revolutionized the game for DJ’s by creating the first-ever award show honoring DJs called The Global Spin Awards and reshaped marketing with his trailblazing firm Power Moves Inc. #shawnprez #globalspinawards #musicbusiness
December 15, 2020
Study Hall: Manage Credit & Retirement Planning with Ash Cash
In this study hall best financial literacy professional Ash Cash breaks down credit and retirement planning. Full Episode on YouTube: EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG: @iamashcash
December 11, 2020
EYL #112 Big League feat. Darrell Freeman Sr.
Darrell Freeman is a lifelong serial entrepreneur who started his first company (Zycron Inc) in the ‘90s with $2,000. He sold it 20 years later for $23 million. Besides that, he also is the co-founder of Reliant Bank (which has over $2 billion in assets), he owns two Dollar General stores, he’s the majority owner of his newest venture S3 Recycling Solutions, he’s a seasoned stock and real estate investor, and he’s a mentor and philanthropist. In EYL 112, he walked us through selling a business, he explained his mission to help entrepreneurs reach his level of success, he broke down how to valuate a company and explained the importance of selling businesses. EYL University: EYL University 40% Off Sale Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG: @darrellsfreemansr
December 08, 2020
Study Hall: How to Grow Your Social Media Following
In this study hall Rashad outlines how to grow an organic social media following. Full Episode on YouTube: EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL
December 04, 2020
EYL #111 Ghost Writer feat. Styles P & Adjua Styles
It was an honor to sit down with one of the greatest rappers of all time and a hometown hero from our area, Styles P of the iconic LOX. We also had the pleasure of speaking with the business mind behind the Styles family, booming health business, author, and entrepreneur Adjua Styles. The couple are owners of the Jucies for Life juice bar chains which has four locations in New York, and Farmacy for Life, which is an online market for plant-based health remedies. Our conversation with the power couple focused around health, entrepreneurship, mental health, being business partners with your spouse, the music business, gentrification, politics, and more. #health #stylesp #thelox EYL University: EYL University 40% Off Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG: @stylesp @adjuastyles
December 01, 2020
Study Hall: Business Tax Breaks & Investments with Ms Business, Quentin Martin, & Wallstreet Trapper
Study Hall: BUSINESS TAX BREAKS & INVESTMENTS with Wallstreet Trapper, Ms Business, & Quinetin Martin In this study hall Ms Business breaks down how to save money on business taxes and best business practices. Wallstreet trapper and Quentin Martin joined us to talk about investing strategies and how to evaluate a company. EYL University: EYL University 50% Off Black Friday Sale Annual Tuition Code: EYL50 Link to The Family Pack (75% off for first 200 people):
November 27, 2020
EYL #110 The Re-Up feat. Wallstreet Trapper
In episode 110, we sat down with Wallstreet Trapper for another historic conversation. We spoke about not only making yourself a millionaire through investing, but guaranteeing that your children become millionaires. We discussed how to evaluate ETFs, how to find companies to invest in, growth stocks, investing in gold, how to use your health insurance to invest in stocks, the best ways to invest for your children and more. If you are interested in establishing generational wealth and learning how to become a better investor, you can’t afford to miss this episode! #wallstreettrapper #generationalwealth #investing Link to The Family Pack (75% off for first 200 people): Guest IG: @wall_street_trapper EYL University: EYL University 50% Off 24 Hour Sale Annual Tuition Code: EYL50
November 24, 2020
Study Hall: Home Buying Process with MG the Mortgage Guy
In this live workshop Matthew Garland aka MG The Mortgage Guy breaks down the home buying process and answers live questions from callers on everything from home down payment programs to current interest rates. #Mortgages #homeloans #mgthemortgageguy #homebuying Link to The Home Buyers Blueprint (70% off until black Friday) EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG: @mgthemortgageguy
November 20, 2020
EYL #109 Good Merch
In episode 109 of Earn Your Leisure, we explained how we tripled our merchandise profit margins in five months. We also detailed the equipment we used, payment systems, supply companies and more. If you’re interested in selling merch, marketing, or e-commerce as a whole, you can’t afford to miss this episode. #merch #clothingbrand #manufacturing Link to EYL Merch Store (Enter Promo Code Black at check out for 50% off All Items): EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG: @michaeljmacdonald
November 17, 2020
Study Hall: How to Write & Self-Publish a Book with Ash Cash
In this study hall best selling author Ash Cash breaks down how to self publish and write a book. Full Episode on YouTube: EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG: @iamashcash
November 13, 2020
EYL #108 Freedom
A few weeks ago 19 black families made national news, when word broke that they purchased over 100 acres of land in rural Georgia to build their own self-sufficient town operated and controlled by them. The idea was to create a thriving safe haven for black families. What the press lacked was details on what the group's plans were. We had the great pleasure of sitting down with three members of the group. They explained their motivation for creating their own city. They told us the plan for expansion to buy more land. They also explained the steps to become an incorporated city, they detailed the expenses involved, they outlined the architectural plans, and more. In episode 108 we get a firsthand master class in developing and operating a city that started from scratch. #freedomGeorgia #groupeconomics #usdaloan EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG: @FreedomGA2020 Novae credit services: Novae Money - For Better Credit, Debt Elimination, Better Budgeting & Financial Literacy - Novae Money Check out to assist in you journey toward financial wellness, independence, and freedom
November 10, 2020
Study Hall: How To Buy Back The Block with Chris Senegal
In this study Hall EYL Alumni Chris Senegal breaks down how to buy back the block. He gives his blueprint to literally changing the face of real estate in the fifth ward in Houston. Link for 40% off Annual Tuition To EYL University: Guest IG: @_invstr
November 06, 2020
EYL #107 The Wire feat. Nacho Banger
Nacho Banger is a legend in Charm City, Nacho’s story could be a motion picture. Raised on the streets since the age of six, he learned life from the harsh environment of Baltimore. As a true entrepreneur, he’s beat all the odds placed in front of him, to go from $60 to six figures with a booming food business, which includes several ghost restaurants. Nacho has become a staple in the city. In EYL 107, Nacho outlined his amazing journey in entrepreneurship. We also talked about Ghost Restaurants, branding, life balance, and more. #ghostrestaurant #Baltimore #nachobanger EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG: @dinzykilla
November 03, 2020
Study Hall: How to Become a Sports Agent with Chris Coy
In this Study Hall NFL agent Chris Coy explains how to become a sports agent. Link to Full Episode on YouTube: EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG: @c_coy
October 30, 2020
EYL #106 The Revolution feat. Killer Mike
For episode 106 we spoke with one of the most important leaders in the financial literacy movement currently in existence, Michael Render better known as Killer Mike. We sat down with Killer Mike for a legendary episode, in which we discussed the new digital bank Greenwood, entrepreneurship, group economics, politics, the education system, his personal plans to expand his chain of barbershops nationwide, vertical integration, branding and more. #killermike #greenwoodbank #blackbusiness EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG: @killermike
October 27, 2020
Study Hall: Build a Real Estate Empire with Lord of the Slums
In this Study Hall legendary real estate investor Fernando Hernandez aka Lord of The Slums breaks down his investment strategy which consist of obtaining properties without bank financing. Link to Full Episode on YouTube: EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG: @lordoftheslums
October 23, 2020
EYL #105 Player’s Ball feat. Mychel ”Snoop” Dillard
For episode 105, we sat down with an Atlanta legend. Mychel ”Snoop” Dillard is a serial entrepreneur and one of the most famous names in southern business. Snoop and her partner 2 Chainz, own the wildly popular Escobar Lounge. She also is the owner of Remedy Salon Suites, and ATL Members Only. In episode 105, she chronicled her journey in business that started from a jail cell to becoming a multi-millionaire. She detailed how she has managed the change in landscape since COVID-19, and she discussed her business model, which included a detailed chain of command to ensure things run smoothly. #atlanta #2chainz #restaurateur #business EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG: @whoissnoop
October 20, 2020
Study Hall: The Business of Sports with Brandon Copeland
In this study hall NFL veteran Brandon Copeland explains his journey in the NFL and breaks down how contracts work. Link to Full Episode: EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL
October 16, 2020
EYL #104 The Dynasty feat. MG the Mortgage Guy
Matthew Garland aka MG The Mortgage Guy is the leading online authority on mortgages and real estate financing. He’s the go-to expert for DJ Envy’s From Start to Flip movement, and he’s helped thousands of people get mortgages across America. In episode 104, we sat down with Matt for another legendary conversation. We discussed the state of real estate during the coronavirus, we talked about tips to reduce your mortgage duration, he went over how business owners can buy property without providing the normal two years of taxes returns, we covered requirements for foreigners who want to invest in the states, he explained the home appraisal process, he gave tips for home buyers, he detailed how you can become a loan officer, and more. #Mortgages #homeloans #mgthemortgageguy #homebuying Link to The Home Buyers Blueprint (50% off for first 500 people): EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG: @mgthemortgageguy
October 13, 2020
Study Hall: Stock Investing 101 with Quentin Martin
In this clip stock market expert Quentin Martin talks about stock investing and explains fundamentals for beginning investors. Link to Full Episode: EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL
October 09, 2020
EYL #103 Sneaker Heads feat. Mr. Foamer Simpson
In episode 103, we cover an industry that we haven’t discussed yet. The sneaker world has turned into a multi-billion dollar culture. Sneakers are more than just clothing. They are a way of life for many and a viable business that has turned entrepreneurs into millionaires. For our first show about the industry, we talked with a legend in the sneaker community, Mr. Foamer Simpson. Foamer is one of the most influential people in the sneaker world. He’s built a YouTube community of over 555,000 subscribers. He has major endorsement deals with a variety of companies, and his reviews are held in high regard in the sneaker world. In EYL 103, he told us about his journey into becoming a sneaker entrepreneur, he discussed how he developed his production company, and we discussed the wider world of the sneaker industry. #foamerSimpson #sneakers #sneakerculture EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL Guest IG: @mrfoamersimpson
October 06, 2020
Study Hall: Life Insurance & Estate Planning with Sabine Franco
In this clip we talk about life insurance and estate planning with attorney Sabine Franco. Link to Full Episode: EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EYL
October 02, 2020
EYL #102 Money & Medicine
Healthcare expenditures will accumulate to about $6.2 trillion in 2020 and will make up 18% of the national GDP. In EYL 102, we covered the healthcare industry with one of the brightest entrepreneur minds in the field. We spoke with Karl Pierre. Karl owns a home-nurse staffing agency with over 300 employees. He is also the creator of a medical payroll app that is looking to revolutionize the medical field with a future potential multi-billion dollar valuation. In episode 102 of Earn Your Leisure, Karl explained the steps of starting a staffing agency, a home-nurse aid company, and he outlined his plan to change the face of the medical world. EYL University: EYL University 50% off Annual Tuition Code: Fall Guest IG: @entp_life
September 29, 2020
Study Hall: Black Home Appraisals & The World's Richest Black Person
In this study hall session, we examined what role racism plays in the home appraisal process and we highlight the richest person of African descent in the world. Link to Full Episode: EYL University: EYL University 50% off Annual Tuition Code: Fall
September 25, 2020
EYL #101 Grand Hustle feat. Jason Geter
For episode 101, we spoke with a legend in the music industry. Jason Geter is the business mind behind one of the most successful record labels in the 2000s, Grand Hustle. The label included stars like Iggy Azalea, Young Dro, Travis Scott, B.O.B. and his business partner and anchor of the label, TI. He also helped launch Akoo Clothing and is now changing the way artists distribute and develop music with Heavy Sound Labs. On EYL 101, Jason gave us deep insight into the world of music, by explaining the difference between a joint venture and a distribution deal. He spoke about how difficult it is to manage a label of artists. He talked about signing Travis Scott before anyone knew him. Jason also talked about the marketing plan behind TI to turn him into a global superstar. He also gave insight on his new venture and the future for recording artists in the new decade. #ti #grandhustle #travisScott #drake #jasongeter EYL University 50% off Annual Tuition Code: Fall EYL University: Guest IG: @jasongeter
September 22, 2020
Study Hall: Tax Tips with Ms Business
In this study hall session, CPA Ms. Business breaksdown some tax tips that anyone can use to lower the amount they are paying to the IRS. Full Episode: EYL University: EYL University 50% off Annual Tuition Code: Fall Guest IG: @ms.business101
September 18, 2020
EYL #100 Century Club feat. Dame Dash, Derrick Grace, Wallstreet Trapper, & EYL All stars
For our 100th episode, we had a live virtual podcast with some of our most prestigious EYL Alumni including Trey Brown, John Henry, Kezia Williams, Derrick Grace, Dame Dash, and Kenny Burns. #EarnYourLeisure EYL University: EYL University 50% off Annual Tuition Code: Fall
September 16, 2020
Study Hall: House Hacking with MG the Mortgage Guy
In this study hall session, real estate expert MG the Mortgage talks about house hacking strategies for people to benefit. Full Episode: EYL University: EYL University 50% off Annual Tuition Code: Fall Guest IG: @mgthemortgageguy
September 11, 2020
EYL #99 Purpose & Profits
Although the number of hungry people in the country is at alarming levels, there is a major issue with the amount of food that is wasted annually. 72 billion pounds of food ends up in landfills every year from grocery stores, restaurants, and other suppliers that discard unused food. Jasmine Crowe saw this issue as an opportunity to help people and start a business. Jasmine is the founder of Goodr, which is a startup focused on eliminating food waste by which is a startup focused on eliminating food waste by recovering surplus food from businesses and redistributing it to people in need. In episode 99, Jasmine explained the business model of B Corp businesses. B Corp companies are for-profit entities that are designed to balance purpose and profit. She also broke down her mission, explained the food industry’s waste problem and highlighted how we all can change the world while also making money. #foodshortage #companyforgood EYL University: EYL University 50% off Annual Tuition Code: Fall Guest IG: @jasminecrowe
September 08, 2020
Study Hall: Blueprint To Build A Restaurant Empire
In this study hall session, legendary restaurateur Derrick Faulcon goes over his strategy to build a million dollar a year restaurant. Full Episode: EYL University: EYL University 50% off Annual Tuition Code: Fall Guest IG: @homemaid_
September 04, 2020
EYL #98 Family Hustle feat. Mr & Mrs 2 Weeks Out
Jason and Halani Lobdel aka Mr. and Mrs. 2 Weeks Out are Atlanta’s first couple of fitness. They are both superstar entrepreneurs on their own, who have built separate million-dollar businesses that are thriving during COVID-19. Jason is the co-owner of the hottest gym in Atlanta called The Loft Atlanta. He’s also the owner and co-creator of the revolutionary online subscription workout plan that is changing the fitness industry called X28 challenge. Halani is a superwoman who serves as a fire department chief and also runs the wildly popular luxury women activewear line called The Body NV. In episode 98, they broke down their business models with us and explained how they were able to drastically scale during this pandemic. #fitness #business #merchandise Link to X28 Challenge: EYL University: EYL University 50% off Annual Tuition Code: Fall Guest IG: @Mr2weeksout & @Mrs2weeksout
September 01, 2020
Study Hall: Credit 101
this study hall session we discuss all things related to improving your credit. Full Episode on YouTube: EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: Summer
August 28, 2020
EYL #97 85 South feat. Chico Bean
Chico Bean is one of the funniest people on the planet. He has been a star cast member of Wild ‘N Out and is 1/3 of the hottest comedy crew The 85 South Show. Although he’s a star in entertainment, it wasn’t an easy path to stardom. On episode 97, Chico detailed his journey from the streets of DC to MTV, we talked about the entertainment business, mistakes that performers often make, the business of comedy, his thoughts on the Nick Cannon situation with Wild ‘N Out and more. He even turned the interview into an impromptu comedy session. #chicobean #85southshow #wildnout EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: Summer Guest IG: @chicobean
August 25, 2020
Study Hall: Intellectual Property
In this clip we discussed intellectual property and the importance of understanding the legal aspect of business. Full Episode on YouTube: EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EARNERS Guest IG: @sabine_thepurposelawyer
August 21, 2020
EYL #96 African Express feat. John Obidi
John Obidi is a superstar entrepreneur in Nigeria. He is an international speaker, computer programmer, web developer, social media consultant, and author. In addition, he is the founder of Head Start Africa, which is an online business platform for entrepreneurs. He also recently hosted the largest online business summit in Africa, which had over 15,000 attendees. In episode 96, John broke down the business model and explained how to monetize online summits and events. He also spoke about business opportunities in Africa, he gave tips on how to build a community on social media, and he explained how to take followers from social media and convert them into customers. In addition to the business tips he provided, we also spoke about broader topics surrounding Africa including the rise of tech, opportunities for growth, the reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement, and China’s involvement on the continent. EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: Summer EYL University: Guest IG: @johnobidi
August 18, 2020
Study Hall: Mobile Home Investing
In this clip Moblie Homes Elite Investors breaks down everything you need to know about how to invest in mobile Homes. Link to Home Elite Institute: Full Episode on YouTube: EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EARNERS Guest IG: @MoblieHomesEliteInvestors
August 14, 2020
EYL #95 Final Call feat. Rizza Islam
Rizza Islam is currently one of the most powerful and important voices online for social, economic, and political activism. He has been featured on a long list of publications and shows but as a native of Compton, California, his community work spans years before he became an online sensation. In episode 95, Rizza sat down with us to discuss a long list of topics. He talked about the devaluation of American currency, The Federal Reserve, group economics, gentrification, politics, and more. EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: Summer Guest IG: @_rizzaislam
August 11, 2020
Study Hall: Real Estate Wholesaling with Max Maxwell
In this clip legendary investor Max Maxwell breaks down everything you need to know about how to wholesale real estate. Full Episode on YouTube: EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EARNERS Guest IG: @therealmaxwell
August 09, 2020
EYL #94 My God VS My Enemies
Ladun Thompson is the CEO & designer of the Body of God clothing line, which produces the wildly popular “My God vs My Enemies” apparel. Many celebrities and influencers have championed the brand included Ladun’s business partner DJ Envy. In episode 94, Ladun broke down the apparel business and outlined his journey from being down to his last dime to now moving over 2,500 items a month independently. He also spoke about how he is able to use his brand to celebrate his religious faith. In EYL 94, we covered the trademarking process, manufacturing, distribution, idea creation, and being a religious entrepreneur. #branding #Merchandisebusiness #mygodvsmyenemies EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: Summer Guest IG: @iamladun
August 07, 2020
EYL #93 Welcome To Hollywood feat. Ernest Dukes
Ernest Dukes one of the top publicists in entertainment. Ernest is a powerhouse in Hollywood. He is the CEO of the Nottingham Group, which is his PR and marketing firm. Some of his current clients are Jeezy, FashionNova, Remy Ma, and Keyshia Cole. In the past, he has worked with Nick Cannon, 112, and K. Michelle. In addition to running a PR firm, he is also a television producer and a best selling author. On episode, Ernest broke down Hollywood, Marketing, the role of PR and much more. #publicrelations #marketing #hollywood EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EARNERS Guest IG: @erndukes
August 04, 2020
EYL #92 The Wealth Standard feat. 19 Keys
Episode 92 features one of the most prominent voices on social media today. 19 Keys is a leader in the black wealth movement. He’s an entrepreneur, voice of change, health advocate, thought leader, and a deeply disciplined man. Our conversation covered everything from his transition from being an employee to employer, to rewiring your brain to become more fearless. He told his full story of beating criminal charges as a minor, to teaching himself Mandarin and international business. Episode 92 is one of our most broad ranging and engaging conversations to date. #19keys #wealth #entrepreneur EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EARNERS Guest IG: @19_keys Link to The Wealth Standard Course (Enter Code EYL for 10% off):
July 28, 2020
Path to Wealth Conversion with Tobe Nwigwe and Sekou Kaalund
During this conversation we spoke with one of the most important artist currently Tobe Nwigwe and the head of JPMorgan Chase’s Advancing Black Pathways Initiative Sekou Kaalund. This interview was part of United Masters SelectCon conference. #tobenwigwe #blackpathways #chase #untiedmasters EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EARNERS Guest IG: @tobenwigwe & @sekoukaa
July 24, 2020
EYL #91 Hunger Games feat. Dame Dash
In episode 91 of Earn Your Leisure, legendary entrepreneur and cultural icon Dame Dash talks about his content distribution, his past in the music business, the fashion industry, and much more. Never one to hold his tongue he held no punches and gave a raw in-depth view of his journey of over 25 years in the entertainment industry. #damedash #hiphop #entertainment EYL University 24 Hour Sale 50% off Annual Tuition Code: TMC EYL University: Guest IG: @duskopoppington
July 21, 2020
EYL #90 Views From The Six feat. Director X
Director X is not only one of the greatest directors of all time, he’s also a social activist and a voice for change. His catalog of music videos reads like a who’s who of Hall of Fame musicians. Some notable artists that he’s directed for are: Future, Drake, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes, T.I., 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, The-Dream, and Usher. In addition to being a music director, he also is an established movie director. He directed the 2018 remake of Superfly along with several other films. Director X is focusing a large portion of his energy these days on social justice and stopping the rapid gun violence issue happening in Toronto. In episode 90, he went over his historic career with us and talked about his journey in the industry. He also gave us an inside look on what's going on in Toronto and the work being done to help young people deal with conflict resolution. #videodirector #directorx #littlex EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EARNERS Guest IG: @directorx
July 17, 2020
EYL #89 Digital Gold feat. Lyn Allure
Lyn Allure has over 266,000 YouTube subscribers and has made a full-time business out of being a YouTuber and digital entrepreneur. Most people use YouTube daily. It is the second biggest search engine online (second to only Google, who owns YouTube). Even though it’s widely used, many still don’t understand how lucrative the platform can be. In episode 89, Lyn broke down her blueprint to monetizing YouTube, she explained the steps to build a channel in a short period of time, she explained how a niche audience can be more beneficial than a huge following, and more. #lynallure #youtuber #onlinemoney Link to Good Girls Gone Boss (Enter Code EYL for 10% off): EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EARNERS Guest IG: @Lyn.Allure
July 14, 2020
EYL #88 Air Bed & Breakfast
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): EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EARNERS Guest IG: @_alexiawright
July 07, 2020
EYL #87 Night Cap
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
June 30, 2020
EYL #86 Watch The Throne feat. Derrick Grace Two
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): "In Home Banking" Board Game Holiday Special | Guest IG: @derrickgracetwo EYL University: Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website:
June 23, 2020
EYL #85 More Than A Game
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: Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website:
June 16, 2020
EYL #84 American Hustle feat. Jamila Davis
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: EYL University: Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website:
June 12, 2020
EYL #83 Against All Odds feat. Ronne Brown
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: EYL University: Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website: 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: EYL University: Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website: Guest IG: @ronnebrown
June 09, 2020
EYL #82 Fight The Power
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
June 02, 2020
EYL #81 Prison, INC. feat. Mysonne
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: Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website:
May 26, 2020
EYL #80 The Budgetnista
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: EYL University: EYL University Annual Tuition Code: EYL199 Host IG: @thebudgetnista
May 19, 2020
EYL #79 Mental Wealth
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: Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website:
May 12, 2020
EYL #78 Million While You’re Young feat. Joshua Crisp
AMZ Formula Discount link: 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: Guest IG: @officialjoshuacrisp EYL University: Code for 40% annual discount: Earners EYL Website:
May 05, 2020
EYL #77 The Plug
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: EYL University: Annual Code: EYL149 EYL Website:
April 28, 2020
EYL #76 Respect the Game
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: EYL University: Annual Code: EYL149 Link to Red Panda Stock Club:
April 21, 2020
EYL #75 State of Emergency
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: EYL University: Annual Discount Code: EYL149
April 14, 2020
EYL #74 Spergo Billionaire
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: EYL University: Annual Code: EYL149 Brand Resumes:
April 07, 2020
EYL #73 Cloth Talk
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: Brand Resumes:
March 31, 2020
EYL #72 A-Town Down feat. Jay Morrison & Quiana Watson
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: Brand Resumes:
March 27, 2020
EYL #71 Sleep is 4 Suckers feat. David Shands
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: Brand Resumes:
March 24, 2020
EYL #70 The Master Investor
Link To The Red Panda Academy: 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: Guest IG: @themasterinvestor Book Tip: Technical Analysis Explained EYL Website:
March 17, 2020
EYL #69 American Dreamin’ feat. Ani Sanyal
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: Brand Resumes:
March 10, 2020
EYL #68 The Originators
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: Brand Resumes:
March 03, 2020
EYL #67 Bling Bling
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: Guest IG: @ajcjewelry Brand Resumes:
February 28, 2020
EYL #66 Keys 2 the City feat. Quiana Watson
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: Guest IG: @QuianaWatson_ Book Tip: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent Brand Resumes:
February 25, 2020
EYL #65 Bottle Service feat. Nick Storm
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: Guest IG: @iamnickstorm Brand Resumes: .
February 21, 2020
EYL #64 Mastermind feat. Ryan Leslie
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: Guest IG: @ryanleslie Book Tip: The Intelligent Investor Brand Resumes:
February 18, 2020
EYL #63 Money Machine
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: Guest IG: @the_vending_bizz Book Tip: The Vending Bizz
February 11, 2020
EYL #62 Entrepreneur Motivation 101
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:
February 07, 2020
EYL #61 Straight Outta Cashville
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:
February 04, 2020
EYL #60 Big Business feat. Greg Parker
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:
January 28, 2020
EYL #59 Ladder of Success
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: Guest personal IG: @brandon_theresumeguru Guest Company IG: @officialbrandresumes Book Tip: The Trusted Advisor EYL Website:
January 21, 2020
EYL #58 Know Your Worth feat. Kezia M. Williams
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:
January 14, 2020
EYL #57 Philadelphia Slim feat. Wallo267
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
January 10, 2020
EYL #56 Full Court Pumps feat. Mandii B
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 EYL Website Link:
January 07, 2020
EYL #55 Everybody Eats feat. Chef Kelvin
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
December 24, 2019
EYL #54 The Blueprint
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
December 17, 2019
EYL #53 Chocolate City
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
December 13, 2019
EYL #52 The Shop
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
December 10, 2019
EYL #51 The Essence
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
December 03, 2019
EYL #50 No Limit feat. Max Maxwell
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
November 26, 2019
EYL #49 100 Bars & Running
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
November 19, 2019
EYL #48 Paid in Full
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
November 12, 2019
EYL #47 Last Laugh
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
November 08, 2019
EYL #46 Mama I Made It
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
November 05, 2019
EYL #45 Hustle & Motivate feat. John Henry
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
October 29, 2019
EYL #44 Wall Street Trapper
Link to Trapper University: 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. Link to Trapper University: Guest IG: @wall_street_trapper Boot Tip: Wall Street Trappin 101, 102, & 103
October 22, 2019
EYL #43 The Youngest in Charge feat. Prince Donnell
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
October 18, 2019
EYL #41 Ride or Die
Link to Mobile Home Elite Institute: 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. #Mobilehomeinvesting #Realestate Link to Mobile Home Elite Institute: Guest IG: @MobileHomeEliteInvestors Book Tip: A step by step guide to buy and sell mobile homes
October 08, 2019
EYL #40 Story Time feat. Kenny Burns
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
October 04, 2019
EYL #39 Stay Down Until You Come Up
Alix Burton aka Alix Goodenergy 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. #truckingindustry #milliondollarbusiness Good Energy Trucking Portal Link: EYL University: EYL University 40% off Annual Tuition Code: EARNERS Guest IG: @alix_goodenergy
October 01, 2019
EYL #38 Corner Class feat. Jay Morrison
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
September 24, 2019
EYL #37 The Boss
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
September 17, 2019
EYL #36 Buy Back the Block
“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
September 13, 2019
EYL #35 Pay me in Equity
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
September 10, 2019
EYL #34 Soul not for Sale
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
September 03, 2019
EYL #33 BIG TYME feat. DJ Envy & Flipping NJ
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
August 27, 2019
EYL #32 Picture Me Rollin’
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
August 20, 2019
EYL #31 Higher Learning
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
August 13, 2019
EYL #30 Everything A Band-Aid Can’t Fix
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
August 06, 2019
EYL #29 Mama Africa
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
August 02, 2019
EYL #28 Billions
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 Guest IG: @fritzchain Book tip: Bitcoin Billionaires
July 30, 2019
EYL #27 Teflon Don
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
July 23, 2019
EYL #26 Mind Right, Money Right feat. Ash Cash
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
July 16, 2019
EYL #25 Hometown Hero
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
July 09, 2019
EYL #24 Part 2: All Money In
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
July 05, 2019
EYL #24 Part 1: The Social Network
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
July 02, 2019
EYL #23 It’s Murda feat. Chris Gotti
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
June 25, 2019
EYL #22 Show Me the Money
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
June 18, 2019
EYL #21 Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
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
June 11, 2019
EYL #20 Lord of the Slums
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
June 04, 2019
EYL #19 More than an Athlete feat. Brandon Copeland
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
May 28, 2019
EYL #18 Credit Rules Everything Around Me
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
May 21, 2019
EYL #17 The Town
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
May 14, 2019
EYL #16 Legend in 2 Games feat. Al Harrington
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
May 07, 2019
EYL #15 Wolf of Wall Street
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
April 30, 2019
EYL #14 Homecoming feat. Valencia Clay
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
April 23, 2019
EYL #13 I Suggest You Call My Lawyer.
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
April 16, 2019
EYL #12 The Marathon Continues.
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
April 09, 2019
EYL #11 Million Dollars Worth of Game.
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
April 02, 2019
EYL #10 Major Key.
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
March 26, 2019
EYL #9 Billionaire Boys Club.
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
March 19, 2019
EYL #8 My Accountant is so Good, I’m Practically Living Tax Free.
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
March 12, 2019
EYL #7 Hustlers Don’t Stop, They Keep Going.
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
March 05, 2019
EYL #6 Pay Us Like You Owe Us.
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
February 26, 2019
EYL #5 I Got a Story to Tell.
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
February 19, 2019
EYL #4 Big Bank Take lil Bank.
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
February 12, 2019
EYL #3 Scared Money, Don’t Make No Money.
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
February 05, 2019
EYL #2 Stack chips for a rainy day.
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
January 29, 2019
EYL #1 Why shoot the breeze about it, when you can be about it.
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
January 22, 2019