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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!

Oct 28, 2018

Tyler Merrick, founder and CEO of  Project 7 started 10yrs ago after learning about social entrepreneurship through a friend. He soon discovered, however, that social entrepreneurship works only when people want to buy the product you’re selling. A

fter restart of the brand and  reformulated products, Project 7’s sales now exceed $10 million, and its gums and gummy bears are distributed at Target, Meijer, SuperValu, Starbucks and elsewhere. The company donates a minimum of 10% of its profits to seven areas of focus, including tree-planting, clean water and anti-bullying program.

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  • Merrick talks about his pet care venture he worked in over 10yrs
  • Being a For Profit supporting non-profits
  • Why having good product should be the focus vs. the social mission
  • The seven areas of need across the globe that Project 7 helps fund
  • How he penetrated the gum and candy business
  • Failing in business
  • How others can create sustainable goods and create a business/products that they can have an impact on social good?
  • and much more!

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How Project 7's Tyler Merrick Channeled His Inner Willy Wonka To Turn Around His Gum Startup

Oct 21, 2018

The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul ~ Dieter Uchtdorf

That fully embodies Roberto Blake."Create something awesome today." Roberto Blake is the CEO and Creative Director of Create Awesome Media, LLC., where he develops and produces digital content and online media properties. Currently he is the host of a popular Creative Education Channel on YouTube, "Always Be Creating". Roberto also host and co-produces the "Create Something Awesome Today Podcast"

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Roberto Blake uses this tagline at the beginning of every video he creates, edits, and uploads on YouTube. He has a real passion for creative entrepreneurship and empowering others, and the community he's built around his creative philosophy is a reflection of his commitment to his following.

This is one of the longer podcasts that I've recorded (1hr 10min) but it's well worth listening to someone with the discipline to put out finely crafted, unique content and frankly speaking directly to the heart of an entrepreneur.

Roberto and I discuss;

  • How Roberto got his start in design and focus on being a "creative"
  • How others can start in YouTube today and why it's not saturated?
  • What’s the future YouTube
  • The next social media "thing" people and businesses should turn their attention to
  • Tips for a budding vlogger to develop a strong relationship with followers?
  • How to engage with followers in all three (Twitter / Instagram / YouTube) channels and platform he uses the most?
  • The YouTubers and Bloggers that inspired him when he started and today
  • and much more!

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Oct 14, 2018

I had the pleasure of joining my friend Robert Glover aka as Brix of Brix Fitness on his podcast where we talked about mental health. Rob has joined this podcast in the past to talk about his journey into becoming a very successful YouTuber and businessman and he’s shared some of his struggles on his platform along the way.
Mental Health has been thankfully and increasingly growing topic in the world and especially in the entrepreneur community and more. How does your work and ambition influence your mental state?

mental health in business

In this episode, Rob and I openly tackle this sensitive but needed discussion from the viewpoint of business owners, but really look at in a way that is relatable for almost anyone. Rob and I discuss our own struggles and experiences with anxiety (mine), depression (his) and then go on to unpack some of the ways they each manage these challenges.

We also talk about breaking the stigma and finding ways to be great along the way.. This is one of the least business-centered episodes of the show, but you don’t want to miss this one.

Article published in Feedfront Magazine: Mentally Breaking Down Your Hustle

Other Resources mentioned in the show:

Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi (book)

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor (book)

Choosing To Cheat by Andy Stanley (book)

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Oct 1, 2018

Brian Smith was born in Australia, where he developed his love of surfing. A chartered accountant, he studied at the UCLA Graduate School of Management, and with $500 of start-up money, he founded UGG Imports to bring sheepskin footwear to America. A passionate innovator and entrepreneur, Brian is one of the most sought after business leaders in the country today. As a media guest and inspiring speaker, he is committed to teaching his breakthrough business strategies to entrepreneurs and translating personal vision and spirituality into company culture.Brian Smith - Ugg Boots

Brian and I discuss;

  • The motivation for business
  • Bringing a trend from Australia to California
  • Challenges he overcame in the early days like getting distribution for his product
  • How exercise and meditation helps him manage stress in business
  • How to create demand for a product that the market doesn’t necessarily know it "needs".
  • The brand re-alignment that created the tipping point for Ugg's
  • His four mantras for business.
  • Important things to understand if your goal is to build an iconic brand
  • and more...

Other Links:

The Birth of a Brand (book)

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