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David talks about When building your business means hiding that it’s black-ownedstereotypes that keep Black Owned Businesses stuck in a vicious cycle of low profitability and high frustration. He breaks down The Chicago Tribune’s Article entitled “When building your business means hiding that it’s black-owned” and why self-hate and fear is at the core of the mentality outlined in the article.

Also, Multimedia Journalist Ernest Owens talks about his experiences as a young Black Gay Journalist and shares advice on how to effectively promote your business by pitching the media without being thirsty.

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Don’t be a wage slave! Get Paid to learn!

So the perception is that somehow I’m “anti-job”.

This isn’t anywhere near accurate. I’m “anti-POINTLESS Job”

Some of you are working jobs that have nothing to do with your passion or your purpose. Every single hour of your day is a precious amount of time that you can’t get back. Why not get something useful for your time?

Please don’t tell me that your “paycheck” is what you’re getting for your time. That’s a really bad trade and quite frankly, you’re getting the short end of the stick. Even prostitutes get paid. A check is not enough.

As a business owner/entrepreneur/potential entrepreneur, you must be strategic in everything that you do, including maximizing your time.

If you have to work a job, find something that is going to teach you something, or enhance your skills.
When I wanted to learn about SEO, SEM, and selling digital products for small and medium sized businesses, I looked into taking some courses at my alma mater and a few other universities. The costs were astronomical! It was at that point that I looked around and I found a position in a large corporation that would train me to become an expert in the very things I needed to strengthen.

If I had taken the course I wanted to take that was $8,000, I wouldn’t have had the real world experience of how customers respond to certain products, which campaigns work best for products vs. services etc. In short I would have been down 8 grand and still lost as to how to practically apply the knowledge I received in that six months.

Instead, I went and got free training and real life sales experience for 6 months and made over $35,000 doing very little work.

The moral of the story is, that it’s okay to get a job but it in some way should ideally align with your business goals. If you’re uncomfortable speaking to people, work in a call center. If your dream is to own a day care center, work in a day care center or moonlight in Chuck E. Cheese. It will teach you to have patience with children and it will show you if that line of work is an undertaking you’ll find appealing.

If you can’t find something that aligns with your dream or your passions, drive for uber. This way you can make your own hours, pay your bills and grow your business at the same time.

Keep in mind, there’s a huge difference between being an apprentice and being a wage slave

#TheBusinessBully #SmartWorkNotHardWork #GetPaidToLearn #YoureWelcome

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-wWBzcrnIn this episode, David talks about his experience with The Breakfast Club (Charlamagne & Angela Yee) and how people reacted to his appearance on the popular show. The Creators of the Royally Melanated publishing company also talk about their motivations for creating a Black Owned Publishing house.

Dave also addresses how to get people to respect your price, the best way to invest in your business and what techniques helps with being successful in Network Marketing. Comment, Rate and Subscribe to the show. Don’t forget to share the show on your social media

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-wWBzcrnSo in case you haven’t heard, I recently appeared on the Nationally Syndicated Breakfast Club with Charlamagne and Angela Yee (DJ Envy was out that day). I talked about my life in and out of radio, and I got to talk about sales and selling. I even got to express my feelings on everything from Bill Cosby to R. Kelly. If you have 28 minutes to kill, let me show you how I BULLY on the Breakfast Club!

 

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What’s your “Happy Meal”?

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I’m always humbled to see people considering me an expert or a “Beast” at anything.
A brand is more than a logo, and while I’m very unconventional, the way I move is my personal definition of branding:

If I give a kid a small cheeseburger with fries and a drink, the kid is Happy. If I place those same items in a decorated cardboard box and toss in a $0.30 toy, that same kid is thrilled because they now have a HAPPY MEAL.
To have a brand is evoke or provoke a feeling, good or bad when people hear your name or see your logo. If you’re not generating a reaction, it’s hard to generate sales.
I’d rather be hated than suffer the pain of indifference. I’d rather be talked about than tolerated. I’d rather win with a few than lose with the masses. But what do I know?

If you want to streamline your day and maximize your efforts, I want to help! Click Here to get my Best Selling Book, “101 Easy Ways to Get Sh*t Done: Work Less, Accomplish More: FOR FREE!

‪#‎TheBusinessBully‬ ‪#‎TeamDoBetter‬ ‪#‎WhatsYourHappyMeal‬ ‪#‎MakeAnImpact‬

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