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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, 2018

Former NBA player Mark Blount continues to be successful off the court while being a phenomenal small business owner and real estate investor. Having a professional basketball career for 10 years, Mark Blount has played center for the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, just to name a few.

He recently did an interview on The Undefeated and said “I owned quite a bit of real estate in Palm Beach Gardens — seven build

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ings. I went in there with a friend of mine. We renovated them, all the units there, and brought them back up to, back then it was 2012 code: new bathrooms, new floors, new kitchens and all that stuff,”. Blount then joined the soft-pretzel franchise Auntie Anne’s. He opened two stores in West Palm Beach and one in Jensen Beach, Florida. After building and operating the franchises for four years, he sold the stores to focus on real estate. He purchased them for a little under $700,000 and sold them for about $2M.

Mark and I discussed;

  • Growing up and balling in NYC
  • His first big contract
  • Playing basketball overseas
  • Avoiding the financial traps as an athlete
  • First investment after his basketball career
  • His business in real estate and getting into franchising
  • and much more!

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Dec 22, 2018

Du’An Lightfoot, a Cisco certified Systems Administrator, YouTuber, and founder of the #LabEveryday movement is a powerful advocate for career advancement. His inspiring, nuts-and-bolts advice gets you right on track for making your career shine.cisco labeveryday LabEveryday shares the demands, tactics, and mindset you need to succeed.

Du'An and I Discuss:

  • The LabEveryday Movement
  • Network Administration Changing his life
  • Going from Help Desk to Network Systems Engineer
  • Average pay of those coming into CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
  • Advice for those wanting to get into networking
  • Being a mentor
  • Work/Life (time) management

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Other Resources:

My Interview with Du'an on the LabEvery YouTube Channel

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Dec 16, 2018

After serving a total of four prison sentences for crimes ranging from burglary to armed robbery to drug dealing. Dave Dahl turned his life around during his last stint and rejoined the family bakery shortly after his release. He went on to co-create Dave’s Killer Bread.

Dave had to accept that—at least for Dave Dahl—there’s no “happily ever after”. But he finds great satisfaction in “fighting the good fight”, one day at a time. He believes that forgiveness of self and others is one of the keys to inner peace and personal growth. But it’s only one of many lessons he’s come away with through all of his struggles—and triumphs.dave dahl prison phots

Dave’s Killer Bread, a family endeavor, was sold to Flowers Foods in 2015, leaving Dave with a void to fill. He spent the next 2-plus years building what is perhaps the largest collection of African tribal art in the world. During this time he lived a semi-hermetic lifestyle. Now, with a healed heart and mind, he steps back out on a mission to help inspire others to find their own brand of success.dave dahl recovery

“‘Good Seed’ is much more than a killer bread recipe. Having been a ‘bad seed’ and destroying everything in my path as a troubled young man, I finally found the path of humility and teachability. It gives me the courage to fall down 7 times, and get up 8.”

 

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Dec 9, 2018

Dave is the founder of Kindlepreneur, and advanced book marketing website. Dave helps authors and aspiring authors sell more books and make more money. An author himself, Dave penned the Book,  Amazon Kindle Rankings – How To Rank Your Kindle Book #1 ON Amazon. He’s been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur and SEMrush for his marketing tactics.

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Prior to being an online entrepreneur, he served the US military as a nuclear engineer, military diplomat and even an International Arms Dealer.

Dave and I discuss;

  • His family history in the Military.
  • Being an entrepreneur
  • How Amazon changed the book industry
  • His site Kindlepreneur and KDP Rocket.
  • Should all entrepreneurs write a book?
  • Steps to marketing your book
  • Ideal price on selling books

and much more...

 

Other Resources:

Dave's Book Marketing Show Podcast

Scribe formerly Book In A Box mentioned on the show

Amazon Book Advertisement with AMS (Dave's Free Udemy Course)

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