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U Good, Bro?!

U Good, Bro?!

By Jasmin Spain
This podcast is an extension of the monthly meetings hosted by The M.A.I.N. Initiative designed to create a safe space for men to address and discuss topics that they traditionally don't share. Topics discussed range from relationships/marriage, finances, fatherhood/fatherlessness, health, spirituality, and holistic development.
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UGB?! Podsquad Backstory pt. 3: Who is Jasmin Spain?
In this episode, we sat down with Jasmin Spain, 1/3 of the #UGBPodSquad, Founder & CVO of The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC and Founder & President of U Good, Bro?! Inc.
01:04:09
March 24, 2022
UGB?! PodSquad Backstory pt. 2: Who's Steffen?
As the #UGBPodSquad continues to celebrate one year of the U Good, Bro?! Podcast, we transition into episode two of our deep dive into the back stories of the UGB PodSquad. We kicked things off with Strat and his journey to become the King of Emotional Intelligence. As we enter into episode number two, we get confirmation that the cost of wisdom is priceless and it knows no age. Lean back and enjoy this interview with the self-proclaimed next Black Billionaire and if you're good, he might just let you get a piece of the pie. To subscribe, support and/or donate to the U Good, Bro?! Podcast, click the link https://anchor.fm/ugoodbro. Feel free to reach out to us with any feedback at ugoodbroinc@gmail.com. If you want to contact any of the co-hosts directly, you can! Steffen McGhee, CEO of MasterMinds At Work, Inc., can be reached on Instagram @steffen__mcghee and on Facebook at Steffen McGhee. Steffen can also be reached by email at steffen.mcghee@gmail.com. Kenneth Joyner, Co-Owner of Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC and Founder & CEO of GodCent Productions, LLC can be reached on Instagram @kennyj_3 and on Facebook at Kenneth T.J. Joyner. Kenneth can also be reached by email at ka.joyner@yahoo.com. Jasmin Spain, Founder & CVO, The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC and Founder & President of U Good Bro, Inc. can be reached on Instagram and Twitter @maininitiative and on Facebook at Main Initiative. Jasmin can also be reached by email at m.a.i.n.initiative@gmail.com. This episode is sponsored by Anchor, the easiest way to make a podcast! For more information on Anchor, visit https://anchor.fm/app.
01:36:40
June 15, 2021
UGB?! PodSquad Backstory pt. 1: Who's Strat?
While some lost it, we made it We wrote the vision and made it plain. We set the plan and executed. And during the last 12 months of what some would consider one of the worst times this country has ever seen, we took the beast by the horns and grinded it out. And as a result, we are able to celebrate one year of the  UGB Podcast! Over the next three episodes, we will dive deep into the lives and back story of the UGB PodSquad. We kicked things off with Strat. Your next question may be "Who's Strat?" Guaranteed that at the end of this episode "If you don't know, now you know ______!" -B.I.G. To subscribe, support and/or donate to the U Good, Bro?! Podcast, click the link https://anchor.fm/ugoodbro. Feel free to reach out to us with any feedback at ugoodbroinc@gmail.com. If you want to contact any of the co-hosts directly, you can! Steffen McGhee, CEO of MasterMinds At Work, Inc., can be reached on Instagram @steffen__mcghee and on Facebook at Steffen McGhee. Steffen can also be reached by email at steffen.mcghee@gmail.com. Kenneth Joyner, Co-Owner of Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC and Founder & CEO of GodCent Productions, LLC can be reached on Instagram @kennyj_3 and on Facebook at Kenneth T.J. Joyner. Kenneth can also be reached by email at ka.joyner@yahoo.com. Jasmin Spain, Founder & CVO, The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC and Founder & President of U Good Bro, Inc. can be reached on Instagram and Twitter @maininitiative and on Facebook at Main Initiative. Jasmin can also be reached by email at m.a.i.n.initiative@gmail.com. This episode is sponsored by Anchor, the easiest way to make a podcast! For more information on Anchor, visit https://anchor.fm/app.
58:07
April 01, 2021
Ep. 12: "Hero with a Thousand Faces"
In an era where the journey from boyhood to manhood occurs, more than ever has there been a microscopic view of when to clip your child's wings to fly. Is it age 18? Is it upon marriage? Is it when they are competent to take on the family business? What determines the right time? Not just the right time but how you do it as well. Some see it as a survival while others see it as preventing an economic shutdown in catastrophic proportions. The opinions vary from Brother to Brother, father to father, patriarch to patriarch. Come chop it up with us as the #UGBPodcast weighs in. Host Contact Information Steffen McGhee - CEO, MasterMinds At Work, Inc. IG: @steffen__mcghee / FB: Steffen McGhee / Email: mminc.mcghee@gmail.com Kenneth Joyner - Co-Owner, Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC IG: @kennyj_3 / FB: Kenneth T.J. Joyner / Email: ka.joyner@yahoo.com Jasmin Spain - Founder & CVO, The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC / Founder & President, U Good, Bro?!, Inc. IG: @maininitiative / Twitter: @maininitiative / FB: Main Initiative / Email: m.a.i.n.initiative@gmail.com Forex - IG: @tradinghq_ Sponsorship Recognition This episode is sponsored by Anchor & MasterMinds At Work, Inc. · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Subscribe, support and donate to this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ugoodbro.
50:37
February 18, 2021
Ep. 11: Leading From Within: The Importance of Character in Leadership
It is said that "If everything rises and falls on leadership... I promise that every leader rises and falls on character." True or false? When you think of the greatest leaders that the Most High has blown breathe into their lungs to create, what stands out? High moral standards? An uncompromising sense of integrity? It all seems good right? But what about the unfortunate fall of our greatest leaders? What did they lack? In what areas were they not disciplined? Who besides themselves have suffered because of their poor leadership and character? Are they even still considered leaders? Does one's ability to have great character also call into question one's ability to have the capacity to lead in greatness? During this episode we dive deep into the many questions surrounding leadership, character and the impact that they both have on our personal and professional lives as Black men. To subscribe, support and/or donate to the U Good, Bro?! Podcast, click the link https://anchor.fm/ugoodbro. Feel free to reach out to us with any feedback at ugoodbroinc@gmail.com. If you want to contact any of the co-hosts directly, you can! Steffen McGhee, CEO of MasterMinds At Work, Inc., can be reached on Instagram @steffen__mcghee and on Facebook at Steffen McGhee.  Kenneth Joyner, Co-Owner of Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC, can be reached on Instagram @kennyj_3 and on Facebook at Kenneth T.J. Joyner. Jasmin Spain, Founder & CVO, The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC and U Good Bro, Inc. can be reached on Instagram and Twitter @maininitiative and on Facebook at Main Initiative. This episode is sponsored by Anchor, the easiest way to make a podcast! For more information on Anchor, visit https://anchor.fm/app
01:14:36
January 13, 2021
Ep. 10: Becoming the G.O.A.T.
In sports we decide based on an athlete's body of work. In music we decide based on an musicians discography or catalog. For writing we decide based on an authors bibliography. For career oriented individuals we decide based on their resume. We use these measures to determine who is the greatest in their areas of expertise... the G.O.A.T., greatest Of All Time. This conversation is a common conversation for men. But what we as men rarely converse about is what it would take for us to be the G.O.A.T. as fathers, husbands, friends, men. We all have a desire to be the best that we can be, or at least that is the hope. Ride with us on this journey as we discuss this topic on our first ever LIVE Facebook recording. To subscribe, support and/or donate to the U Good, Bro?! Podcast, click the link https://anchor.fm/ugoodbro. Feel free to reach out to us with any feedback at ugoodbroinc@gmail.com. If you want to contact any of the co-hosts directly, you can! Steffen McGhee, CEO of MasterMinds At Work, Inc., can be reached on Instagram @steffen__mcghee and on Facebook at Steffen McGhee.  Kenneth Joyner, Co-Owner of Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC, can be reached on Instagram @kennyj_3 and on Facebook at Kenneth T.J. Joyner. Jasmin Spain, Founder & CVO, The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC and U Good Bro, Inc. can be reached on Instagram and Twitter @maininitiative and on Facebook at Main Initiative. This episode is sponsored by Anchor, the easiest way to make a podcast! For more information on Anchor, visit https://anchor.fm/app.
01:06:43
November 18, 2020
Ep. 9: Is Hip-Hop An Audio Assassination or Lyrical Liaison?
Of the many ongoing topics since its birth on August 11, 1973, the conversation around hip-hop is one that can be highly debated. Whether it be in barbershops, public schools, institutions of higher education, churches, and homes, of the many questions that are posed, one you will never be able to avoid is hip-hop being positive or negative for the culture. In this episode of the U Good, Bro?! podcast, the UGB Pod Squad locks in on the topic and gives their insight and experiences with hip hop from accountability, hypermasculinity, capitalism, women, influence and more. So ask yourself, "Is Hip Hop an Audio Assassination or Lyrical Liaison?" For some it is easy. "You can get with this. Or you can get with that." Black Sheep made it simple for you in the track, "The Choice is Yours". For others there are too many factors to consider, which leads them to scratch their heads and wish that it would be as the title of the Wu-Tang Clan track, "Can It Be All So Simple".  To subscribe, support and/or donate to the U Good, Bro?! Podcast, click the link https://anchor.fm/ugoodbro.  Feel free to reach out to us with any feedback at ugoodbroinc@gmail.com. If you want to contact any of the co-hosts directly, you can!  Steffen McGhee, CEO of MasterMinds At Work, Inc., can be reached on Instagram @steffen__mcghee and on Facebook at Steffen McGhee.  Kenneth Joyner, Co-Owner of Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC, can be reached on Instagram @kennyj_3 and on Facebook at Kenneth T.J. Joyner. Jasmin Spain, Founder & CVO, The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC and U Good Bro, Inc. can be reached on Instagram and Twitter @maininitiative, on Facebook at Main Initiative and Jasmin Spain on LinkedIn. This episode is sponsored by Anchor, the easiest way to make a podcast! For more information on Anchor, visit https://anchor.fm/app.
57:54
October 10, 2020
Ep. 8: Silent Screams & Loud Tears: Men, Grief and Sitting in Our Shit
It has been written that “Dealing with grief is essential to manhood.” This episode will focus on grief and loss and how we as men deal with it. Our discussion ranges from how men process death and grief, it's connection to mental illness, when intimate relationships die, losing one's self for the sake of others, and ultimately what it means to die to self. This episode also looks at the different stages of grief and loss through its theoretical framework. One thing that the Founder and Owner of Influx of Wealth, LLC, Tony Bunn, says that "You can't fix what you don't face." And what we face isn't always easy and it could very well be the reason we are unable to push forward through life. And let's be clear, addressing grief and loss is a very complex thing and it comes with a cause and effect. A snowball effect. A domino effect. To subscribe, support and/or donate to the UGB podcast, click the link https://anchor.fm/ugoodbro .  Feel free to reach out to us with any feedback at ugoodbroinc@gmail.com. If you want to contact any of the co-hosts directly, you can! Steffen McGhee, CEO of MasterMinds At Work, Inc., can be reached on Instragram @steffen__mcghee and on Facebook at Steffen McGhee.  Kenneth Joyner, Co-Owner of Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC, can be reached on Instagram @kennyj_3 and on Facebook at Kenneth T.J. Joyner. Jasmin Spain, Founder & CVO, The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC and U Good Bro, Inc. can be reached on Instagram and Twitter @maininitiative and on Facebook at Main Initiative. This episode is sponsored by Anchor, the easiest way to make a podcast! For more information on Anchor, visit https://anchor.fm/app .
01:20:52
August 30, 2020
Ep. 7: Hindsight: What I would do differently with my refund check
Knowing what you know now, what would you do differently as a young adult entering college? Instead of blowing your financial aid refund check on liabilities, how would you use it as a financial tool to start building wealth if you could have a redo knowing what you know now? In this latest episode we begin to explore this topic by sharing our own experiences and lessons learned. Host Contact Information Steffen McGhee - CEO, MasterMinds At Work, Inc. IG: @steffen__mcghee / FB: Steffen McGhee / Email: mminc.mcghee@gmail.com Kenneth Joyner - Co-Owner, Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC IG: @kennyj_3 / FB: Kenneth T.J. Joyner / Email: ka.joyner@yahoo.com Jasmin Spain - Founder & CVO, The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC / Founder & President, U Good, Bro?!, Inc. IG: @maininitiative / Twitter: @maininitiative / FB: Main Initiative / Email: m.a.i.n.initiative@gmail.com
01:09:32
May 30, 2020
Ep. 6: Man Plans & God Laughs: My Kingdom Assignment
Today's episode is a follow up to our last convening, "Man Plans & God Laughs: My Kingdom Assignment." One of the greatest feelings of peace is knowing what your Kingdom Assignment is. However, not knowing your Kingdom Assignment could be one of the most frustrating and discouraging feelings. We often struggle with what we are good at versus what our God-given purpose is. We battle with the "gentle whisper" telling us the direction that we should go but the fear of isolation, failure, or even success, prevents us from stepping out on faith to Answer the Call. We all make plans for our lives but the true Architect has a blueprint already laid out if only we will submit. Host Contact Information Steffen McGhee - CEO, MasterMinds At Work, Inc. / IG: @steffen__mcghee / FB: Steffen McGhee Kenneth Joyner - Co-Owner, Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC / IG: @kennyj_3 / FB: Kenneth T.J. Joyner Jasmin Spain - Founder & CVO, The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC / Founder & President, U Good Bro, Inc. / IG: @maininitiative / Twitter: @maininitiative / FB: Main Initiative Sponsorship This episode is sponsored by The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Subscribe, support and donate to this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ugoodbro
01:24:08
April 30, 2020
Ep. 5 - COVID-19: Family, Finances, and Faith: Family Episode
The "U Good, Bro?!" podcast is an extension of The M.A.I.N. Initiative's monthly convenings focused on embracing the realities of being a man and how to navigate the critical areas that develop healthy manhood. Today's episode is a part of the three-part series that focuses on the most critical areas affecting our world as a result of COVID-19: Family, Finances & Faith. In this episode, we will focus on family, and how families have been impacted as a result of the pandemic. Host Contact Information Steffen McGhee - CEO, MasterMinds At Work, Inc. IG: @steffen__mcghee / FB: Steffen McGhee / Email: mminc.mcghee@gmail.com Kenneth Joyner - Co-Owner, Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC IG: @kennyj_3 / FB: Kenneth T.J. Joyner / Email: ka.joyner@yahoo.com Jasmin Spain - Founder & CVO, The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC / Founder & President, U Good, Bro?!, Inc. IG: @maininitiative / Twitter: @maininitiative / FB: Main Initiative / Email: m.a.i.n.initiative@gmail.com  Guest Contact Information Patrick Patterson - President/Founder, Global Partners for Fathers and Families, LLC IG: @patrickpat803 / FB: Patrick Patterson / Twitter: @patrickpat803 / Email: globalpartners202@gmail.com Kelly Little - CIO, The Legrande Little Group and The Urban Institute for Strengthening Families IG: @embrace_your_truth / FB: Kelly Little / Twitter: @Little1971Kelly / Email: kelly.little@embraceyourtruth.org  Sponsorship Recognition This episode is sponsored by Anchor & The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Subscribe, support and donate to the UGB podcast: https://anchor.fm/ugoodbro .
01:10:19
April 20, 2020
Ep. 4 - COVID-19: Family, Finances & Faith: Finances (2 of 3)
The "U Good, Bro?!" podcast is an extension of The M.A.I.N. Initiative's monthly convenings focused on embracing the realities of being a man and how to navigate the critical areas that develop healthy manhood. Today's episode is a part of the three-part series that focuses on the most critical areas affecting our world as a result of COVID-19: Family, Finances & Faith. In this episode, we will focus on finances, and how our finances have been impacted as a result of the pandemic. Host Contact Information Steffen McGhee - CEO, MasterMinds At Work, Inc. IG: @steffen__mcghee / FB: Steffen McGhee / Email: mminc.mcghee@gmail.com Kenneth Joyner - Co-Owner, Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC IG: @kennyj_3 / FB: Kenneth T.J. Joyner / Email: ka.joyner@yahoo.com Jasmin Spain - Founder & CVO, The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC / Founder & President, U Good, Bro?!, Inc. IG: @maininitiative / Twitter: @maininitiative / FB: Main Initiative / Email: m.a.i.n.initiative@gmail.com Guest Contact Information Brian Fernander - Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch IG: @bjfj1906 / FB: Brian J Fernander Jr / Email: brian.fernander@ml.com
01:05:31
April 20, 2020
Ep. 3 - COVID-19: Family, Finances & Faith: Finances (1 of 3)
The "U Good, Bro?!" podcast is an extension of The M.A.I.N. Initiative's monthly convenings focused on embracing the realities of being a man and how to navigate the critical areas that develop healthy manhood. Today's episode is a part of the three-part series that focuses on the most critical areas affecting our world as a result of COVID-19: Family, Finances & Faith. In this episode, we will focus on finances, and how our finances have been impacted as a result of the pandemic. Host Contact Information Steffen McGhee - CEO, MasterMinds At Work, Inc. IG: @steffen__mcghee / FB: Steffen McGhee / Email: mminc.mcghee@gmail.com Kenneth Joyner - Co-Owner, Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC IG: @kennyj_3 / FB: Kenneth T.J. Joyner / Email: ka.joyner@yahoo.com Jasmin Spain - Founder & CVO, The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC / Founder & President, U Good, Bro?!, Inc. IG: @maininitiative / Twitter: @maininitiative / FB: Main Initiative / Email: m.a.i.n.initiative@gmail.com Guest Contact Information Brian Fernander - Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch IG: @bjfj1906 / FB: Brian J Fernander Jr / Email: brian.fernander@ml.com Antonio Bunn - Founder & Owner, Influx of Wealth, LLC IG: @moneybunn_ / FB: Tony Bunn (Antonio Bunn) / Email: abunn@influxofwealth.com  Forex - IG: @tradinghq_ Sponsorship Recognition This episode is sponsored by Anchor & MasterMinds At Work, Inc. Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Subscribe, support and donate to this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ugoodbro.
51:00
April 13, 2020
Ep. 2 - COVID-19: Family, Finances & Faith: Faith Episode
The "U Good, Bro?!" podcast is an extension of The M.A.I.N. Initiative's monthly convenings focused on embracing the realities of being a man and how to navigate the critical areas that develop healthy manhood. This episode is a part of the three-part series that focuses on the most critical areas affecting our world as a result of COVID-19: Family, Finances & Faith. In this episode, we will focus on faith, and how our faith has been impacted as a result of the pandemic. Host Contact Information  Steffen McGhee - CEO, MasterMinds At Work, Inc. IG: @steffen__mcghee / FB: Steffen McGhee / Email: mminc.mcghee@gmail.com Kenneth Joyner - Co-Owner, Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC IG: @kennyj_3 / FB: Kenneth T.J. Joyner / Email: ka.joyner@yahoo.com Jasmin Spain - Founder & CVO, The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC / Founder & President, U Good, Bro?!, Inc. IG: @maininitiative / Twitter: @maininitiative / FB: Main Initiative / Email: m.a.i.n.initiative@gmail.com Guest Contact Information  Kenneth Joyner - Co-Owner, Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC IG: @kennyj_3 / FB: Kenneth T.J. Joyner / Email: ka.joyner@yahoo.com Adrian WhiteIG: adrianwhite23 Sponsorship Recognition This episode is co-sponsored by Anchor & Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Subscribe, support and donate to the UGB podcast: https://anchor.fm/ugoodbro.
57:06
April 02, 2020
Ep. 1: “Emotions are indicators, not decision makers.”
This episode covers the topic of Emotional Intelligence. We often time harp on IQ, but neglect to discuss EQ, which is the best indicator for success in relationships, business, school, and personal development as a whole. Expert Kenneth Joyner dives in on the topic and Jasmin Spain and Steffen McGhee all jump in to share and discuss their experiences with the concept and importance of Emotional Intelligence. Host Contact Information Steffen McGhee - CEO, MasterMinds At Work, Inc. IG: @steffen__mcghee / FB: Steffen McGhee / Email: mminc.mcghee@gmail.com Kenneth Joyner - Co-Owner, Therapeutic Interactions Counseling Services, PLLC IG: @kennyj_3 / FB: Kenneth T.J. Joyner / Email: ka.joyner@yahoo.com Jasmin Spain - Founder & CVO, The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC / Founder & President, U Good, Bro?!, Inc. IG: @maininitiative / Twitter: @maininitiative / FB: Main Initiative / Email: m.a.i.n.initiative@gmail.com Forex - IG: @tradinghq_ Sponsorship Recognition This episode is sponsored by Anchor & MasterMinds At Work, Inc. · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Subscribe, support and donate to this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ugoodbro.
01:43:12
March 20, 2020
Introduction
This episode serves as a trailer or introduction of what to expect from the upcoming episodes for the U Good, Bro?! podcast. Please stay tuned for the official launch of the podcast and the first full episode!
02:09
October 14, 2019