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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industries such as education, business, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!
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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industry leaders in business, education, music, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!

Dec 31, 2017

J.R. Tolver isn't what's considered to be the standard ex-"jock" or the statistics that tend to go with them. A new study says that 16 percent of NFL players will go broke within 12 years of retirement. The findings are markedly different from a 2009 study that put the number at 78 percent just two years after retirement.

Regardless what the percentage is, some people don't plan to fail...they fail to plan. In some respect they're not just talking about money in terms of being "broke". This also includes in spirit. 

J.R.'s spirit and drive remains strong and he attributes that to the way he was raised and the example set by his father. So by the time his playing days in the NFL were over, he knew what he had to do next. He earned both his Bachelors and Masters...with that and the connections he made during his playing days, he set a plan in motion. You have to respect the grind!

In this interview J.R. and I cover his journey;

Dec 25, 2017

Our guest is Robert “Brix” Glover, 🍕Ex-Fat Boy, 🎥YouTuber, owner and founder of Brix Fitness. Four years ago he made some critical changes that not only transformed his body, but his entire life and the lives of those he has trained…including myself.

Tipping the scale at 346 pounds with high blood pressure and being borderline diabetic didn’t persuade Robert to change his lifestyle. Neither did his inability to walk a flight of stairs without feeling faint. In his defense, he had ventured out on many weight-loss journeys before but first, second and third attempts failed. His addiction to unhealthy foods was always his downfall and he had become the ultimate yo-yo dieter.

It wasn’t until January 2013 when a close friend who was the same age as he, died of health problems associated with being severely overweight. And soon after, Robert made the decision to adopt a healthy lifestyle, forgoing all lose-weight-quick schemes. In his new love affair with perfect health, Robert was moved to create Brix Fitness, which relies on principals based on a realistic approach to health and fitness.

 

Meetup with @brixfitness in Raleigh. #inspired #health

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Dec 18, 2017

Kristen Hadeed imagines a world in which all organizations have cultures that empower people to keep climbing toward the best version of themselves every day. As the young leader of Student Maid, a successful cleaning company that hires students, Kristen has fostered a unique perspective on leadership, organizational culture and engaging the next generation.

In October 2017, she published her first book, "Permission To Screw Up," in which she tells the stories of her biggest mistakes in leadership. She hopes to inspire other leaders to share their "perfectly imperfect" stories of success to empower people with the knowledge that even if they screw up, they can still make it. Kristen and Student Maid have been featured in news outlets including PBS, FOX, Inc., TIME and Forbes. Her first TED Talk has received more than two million hits on YouTube.

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Dec 9, 2017

For the first 24 years of his life, Chris Rickerson’s future looked dim. He grew up in poverty, with a drug-addicted mother and drug demons of his own. Facing dire consequences, he turned his life around and, in 2013, started Elite Staffing Solutions, a Wichita, Kansas-based staffing companythat lifts up people who are struggling as he once did.

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We talk about;

  • Growing up in a home with a drug addicted mother
  • Chris’s own battles with substance abuse
  • How his faith helped him turn his life around
  • Why his firm doesn’t hesitate to hire those with similar backgrounds to Chris’s
  • The keys to Elite Staffing Solutions rapid growth
  • Mentors
  • People over profit
  • Advice to other entrepreneurs

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Dec 2, 2017

Susie Moore entrepreneur, writer and life coach based in New York City. A former sales leader for a Fortune 500 company, she inspires and educates people to live the lives they imagined by tuning in to their authentic power and unlocking the confidence to get what they really, really want.

Beyond her high vibe personality, she’s also a force to be reckoned with as a life coach and business woman. In this interview, you’ll learn more about how Susie manages to be positive and joyful ALL the time, how she’s taken so many risks in her life with grace, how to be more confident, and how to create a profitable side hustle that allows you to live out your purpose.

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