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An interview with Tony Pizarro; An American Philanthropist, Entrepreneur and Marketing Guru

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Tony Pizarro is an American philanthropist, entrepreneur, record producer listed as one of the “Top 50 Hip Hop Producers” of all time. Selling over 100 million albums with artist such as 2Pac, Ice-T, DMX, N.W.A.’s Ice Cube and Mc Ren. Pizarro has produced ground breaking projects for advertising companies, video games, film, TV, radio, streaming, audio books, soundtracks, musical greeting cards, live events, and technology applications.

 

Why do you think it’s important to be candid about failure?

Tony: First and most importantly you have to be honest with yourself, as well as, being transparent with your executive team in seeing everything for what it really is without all the smoke. I’ve never familiarized myself with the word “Failure” as it means to throw in the towel and remain unsuccessful. For lack of better words I refer to failure merely as an obstacle or temporary setback. Nevertheless, whether we call it a failure, obstacle, or setback, this is the educational process necessary that reveals all the foresight to ones future success.

What inspired you to start entrepreneurship?

Tony: Growing up I was the whiz kid . At an early age, I was forced to use my brain to get what I wanted in the world. Having a externally creative impulse I was gifted at envisioning and creating services that people were willing to pay for like going door to door singing Christmas Carols in a Santa suit  every Holiday, buying soft drinks to sell at a marked up price at the golf course, running a profitable door to door car wash business in my neighborhood, to opening my first bank account due to my father discovering me counting and ironing stacks of money with our clothing iron. I can go on and on… etc…etc. Basically, by the age of eleven, I had cultivated all the confidence, skills, and experience necessary to make money without punching in on someone’s time clock.

What has been the biggest challenge, And on the flip side the biggest reward of starting a business?

Tony: Starting any new business comes with an array of challenges. I often find that time management tends to always be a little challenging in starting a new business or project.

I’ve always been a strong advocate of conscious control of time and planning on the grounds that it cultivates the insight to working smarter, therefore increasing the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of each and every execution.

The biggest reward of starting my own business is assembling a squad of like minded achievers with diverse skills, who are fearless, laser-focused, relentless in work ethic, and passionately determined to succeed by all means necessary.

What are two things you wish someone told you when you first started? 

Tony: Don’t let the limitations of others limit your vision. I’m currently writing a book which address this in greater detail called “The Rules of the Game” which I’ll talk about later, but anyway, In my book I refer to this as rule #111 where thoughts become real. Achieving anything in life always starts with a clear-vision, this is your greatest asset because the blueprint you design in your head eventually becomes the reality.

The second thing I wish someone told me when I first got started as a youth, although eventually was told to me when I started the music business is don’t sweat the small stuff. The key here is to not loose sight of the big picture. “I never sweat the stuff that falls out the back of the truck because I’m focused on the road ahead.” Is one of many treasured quotes from Ice-T uttered while I recorded records for his albums. I recall this being the pivotal time where I mastered the art of staying focused.

None of us are able to achieve success without someone’s  help along way. Is there any person you are grateful towards who helped you get where you are. What lesson did you learn from them?

Tony: Yes, I would say as I just mentioned Ice-T who is a creative genius with the natural ability to inspire you with cleverness, artistry, and flair. Ice-T is gifted at speaking truths transposed to a quote, or rhyme, often telling a story, that is not only motivating, but also entertaining, while elevating your intellect, and encouraging your highest potential.

However, I’m most appreciative of “Dear Mama”… my mother, who believed in me first. My mother is the root source of my creativity and motivation. She has always possessed the ability to inspire the great ideas within me that made a difference. I learned all things are possible as a result of creative thinking, hard work, dedication, and focus. Through my mother I acquired the art of perseverance she taught me the importance of remaining calm while embracing the struggle as she observed that I usually achieve my best work when I’m under pressure.  I’m so thankful for all the support from my mother because not all whiz kids go on to achieve great things as an adult.

What is the best way for someone to reach you if they are interested in working with you?

Contact: Spencer Galbreath at Dri, Inc.

Email: [email protected]

I’m always interested in making opportunities materialize.

I am a Marketing & PR Specialist with a strong background in E-commerce with over 5 years experience. I am the CEO of Prestige Public Relations, a PR agency where I help entrepreneurs big and small get their story on major publications.

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Meet The Man Behind In10sity Fitness United, Reggie Brown Jr

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Reggie Brown Jr, widely known as MrIn10sity, is the founder of In10sity Fitness United, a health and fitness brand that helps its clients achieve their body goals while transforming their lives at the same time.

Reggie has traversed different industries such as construction, automotive engineering, and sales. Eventually, he settled down in the wellness/ supplement industry.

In this article, Reggie shares how he’s achieved success and overcome the numerous challenges he faces as an entrepreneur in the supplements industry. 

Getting Passed The Roadblocks

The supplement industry isn’t used to seeing individuals like Reggie top the ladder. Being at the top of the food chain has its perks, but it also has its cons. Reggie explains that sometimes he gets backlash from the community on the advice he gives out. 

As an entrepreneur, Reggie also encounters obstacles like client retainment, customer service demands, product creation, and brand growth. He explains that sometimes he fails when facing these obstacles, but he doesn’t let that stop him from achieving his goals.

You see, failure is a part of the process, anytime Reggie experiences failure, he quickly adapts, perseveres, and learns from his mistakes. This helps him stay on the right path and push forward to success.

The Long Run

Reggie believes that if you’re passionate about a particular cause or goal, people will gravitate towards your mission. He shares with us that he has an extensive background in sales due to the time he spent as a salesman at Kirby Vacuum. 

With the knowledge acquired from their sales training, Reggie has been able to effectively communicate his mission with his customers and pass across his energy. 

Thoughts On Achieving Success 

Reggie has been in the fitness and wellness sector for about six years now, and he shares that his most significant achievement is reaching out and changing the lives of multiple individuals around the world. 

“The more people who believe in me and receive some sort of transformation from my teachings, the more I am inspired to do more,” Reggie says.

Here is something Reggie believes anyone just starting in life should know;

Don’t take life too seriously, make decisions, and make mistakes; you can course-correct. You should also understand if you’re still alive, you still have another opportunity to create a great future for yourself.”

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Jake Brackenwagen Is Only 23, Yet He Already Has Over $10M In Real Estate

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While many 23 year olds are still not sure what it is that they want to do for a living, one individual in particular is smiling his way to the bank because of the years of work he’s already sacrificed and put into his career. His name is Jake Brackenwagen, and he already has over $10M worth of real estate under his name.

Jake is essentially playing the game “Monopoly” in real life. As the owner of Jake Buys Houses, he buys multi family investment properties on the cheap, and after stabilizing management, dropping expenses, rehabbing, and boosting cash flow, he either sells them for a profit or keeps them as an investment. He believes that his greatest accomplishment to date has been the trust that investors have given him in their family’s money, for the responsibility and pressure to perform for them is one of the greatest feelings in the world for him.

Jake has had numerous pivotal moments, but two in particular stick out to him. He’s never let his age hold him back, for his first deal was done while he was still in high school, and this helped him get over the fear that many people have about doing their first deal. His bias towards action has clearly paid off handsomely, for he has absolutely no fear when working with clients or investors today. Because of the mentality he has developed, he is able to move forward and continue progressing very quickly. As a matter of fact, the very first private money investor that he brought in has now done four separate deals with him. 

“My biggest piece of advice I’d give to anyone just starting in this industry is to first make sure to read and comprehend as many books as possible on investing, real estate and business. You should always use conservative numbers in your cash flow estimates, keep large reserves, and have patience for a good deal. Never get trigger happy,” Jake told me.

Jake apparently wasn’t inspired into this business, for he instead tried it just because he wanted to make lots of money and have financial freedom from passive income. Interestingly enough, this picked up for him very quickly after getting into this game, for he got those two much quicker than he had expected. 

When asked why he believes he has succeeded in a generation of people who seem to feel lost, he explained, “I spent ages 0-9 mostly in the back of a single engine airplane, traveling the country with my family. I’ve never had a game system, so I found my fun by getting out and doing things. Multiple near-death experiences made things seem easier in the normal world, for at age 6, I had my own boat with a mortar that I took daily fishing in one of Wisconsin’s most deadly rivers. I’ve even had a few earlier entrepreneurial attempts, such as selling pearls I found in the river at age 7, selling bait fish from ages 8-9, selling fishing lures on Ebay from ages 10-12, and even mowing lawns and tilling gardens.”

Now being hooked to playing his favorite game growing up, Monopoly, as his full time career, Jake is showing no signs of slowing down. As a matter of fact, his next moves are to continue with his current buying strategy until the next market downturn. At which point, his current assets will either be consolidated and sold, or refinanced. According to Jake, his investor network will be expanded massively during downturn, and he will be buying America for pennies on the dollar. The gap in value and price will allow for him and his investors to easily turn all their properties into energy neutral properties, or be sold and reinvested into their next investments. 

“I believe real estate is my favorite thing in the world simply because I’m really good at it. If I sucked, or if things hadn’t worked out the way they did, I’m sure I’d feel differently. But at the same time, if I did indeed do poorly in the beginning, I’d likely still be hooked to this business simply because I’ve always seen the potential,” Jake explained.

His ultimate goal is to give away all of his money, either soon before or immediately after his death. Whatever amount that ends up being, he hopes it makes a recognizable difference. 

If you’d like to keep up to date with Jake, you can follow him on Instagram (@jakebuyshouses) where he occasionally updates his audience on his latest deals.

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Saqib Malik The Face Of The Digital World!

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Smart work has always got an upper hand over hard work. It’s all about how you progress and give the best to your clients and the end-users.

Saqib Malik, an entrepreneur from England has changed the entire scenario of entrepreneurship. He began his career as a full stack developer and later made his foray into music production. Having a deep interest in Information Technology, he improved his skills and made his mark as a significant name in the digital marketing industry.

He is the founder of Prestige Perfections, a digital media company which focuses towards the growth of Artists, celebrities, Influencers and businesses. For his company, he has many employees all around the world, who are remotely working to create job opportunities.

Besides this, the young entrepreneur also owns Diamond Jewellery business Ice For Clout, web hosting company Hosting Vender and the news portal named Clout News.

Clout News, is one of the fastest-growing portals on the internet. Right from films to the latest market trends, the portal keeps the audiences updated with all the new and authentic information. Moreover, the website has subsequently seen a drastic growth and it has got good traffic with a strong presence on Google.

Saqib has kept his work-life flexible and has experimented at several things out of which celebrity management is another feather in his cap. He has worked for many elite artists and brands including Juicy J, Chloe Crowhurst, DJ Shadow, Pitbull, Janet Jackson, Warner Bros, 300 Entertainment and many more.

His theory for success revolves around “Making connections. Customers. Investors. Partners. Press. Build that trust. Speak their language. The little things count.”

Well, in teenage when everyone is busy partying, Saqib Malik has taken a completely different route and is on his way to become the youngest and the most successful entrepreneur in today’s time.

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