In business, there are two things that clearly provide you strength: Your ability to communicate, and your ability to be supported by like minded individuals. In this episode of The Business Bully Podcast, Dave talks with his mentor and coach, Les Brown.
Les is the #1 Ranked Motivational speaker on the planet. having amassed a fortune empowering people all over the world with his message of hope and success despite the odds. He talks about battling cancer, sciatica and other ailments in order to take the stage. He also talks about the importance of multiple streams of income, and how communicating effectively is a major key to success in obtaining financial freedom.
One thing that holds many Black people back is the almost total reliance on one source of income. Les talks about creating multiple revenue streams, how to make your voice an income stream on its own, and the importance of utilizing all of technology (not just the things you’re comfortable with, in order to get your message out to the world.
It’s important to note that no one expects you to turn into a motivational speaker, but even as I speak to colleges and universities for 40 weeks out of the year, I know how important it is to convey effective messaging to drive your business. Les also takes some time to revise some tips to help you get more comfortable with how to take your experiences, be they good or bad and turn them into weapons that will pierce the hearts of those who you’re trying to reach and compels them to buy from you. As an added bonus, Les gives you the 3 questions that everyone asks when they meet anyone comes in contact with you.
One of the fathers of the modern Black Owned Business movement, Ahmir Young is a driving force for young people who are looking to gain independence through owning their own business. As the founder of egrassrootsbusiness.com, one of the most comprehensive directories of Black Owned Businesses, he is educating Black people on how diverse our offerings are and what the hip-hop generation can offer.
Ahmir has had to deal with several challenges in creating his Black Owned Business movement. He’s had to endure constant harassment from people (those who want to tell him how to run his business, and those who are racist who don’t want to see group economics become as popular as a pair of Jordans on their Saturday release date. His responsibilities go beyond just being a good steward of Black economics. Ahmir is a single father to a teenage daughter and a major influence in the life of his nephew.
His latest endeavor is utilizing the power of his massive group of BOBs on facebook, combined with the hundreds of BOBs on egrassrootsbusiness.com to create a coupon book that will be the definition of group economics. His story is all at once cautionary, full of love and awe-inspiring.
Having been featured in Ebony Magazine, The Huffington Post, CNN, Oxygen, Vh1, The Breakfast Club and several other media outlets, Dave Anderson is becoming the foremost authority for sales and marketing of his generation. David works as a speaker and business coach, teaching his unique and proven sales and marketing techniques to entrepreneurs and corporations of all sizes.