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How an Ivy League Dropout Turned Personal Pain into a Successful Investment Strategy

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The road to financial success is rarely as simple as some might lead you to believe.

 

More often, it is a journey filled with more than a few unexpected detours. Learning how to navigate through those twists and turns is an important part of the process in achieving financial success., Trading guru, Nikk Legend, discusses his own entrepreneurial journey:  

 

“Life is a lot like investing,” says Nikk, the founder of The Trade Academy, an educational program and academy devoted to teaching people the ins and outs of the trade business. 

 

“There are going to be some highs and some lows. But every new day provides you with a new opportunity to learn and grow from your experiences. That’s one of the grounding principles of my programs.”

  

Nikk, a 28-year-old self-made millionaire, was forced to come to grips with some of those growing life experiences shortly after graduating from high school. Particularly two weeks into his first year at Cornell University, when Nikk was hit with the devastating news that his best friend had died. Nearly a year later, Nikk, a California high school valedictorian and highly recruited wrestler, experienced a terrible wrestling injury. The fallout was a broken rib, 19 stitches in his lip, and eventually 8 months on crutches after undergoing surgery for a torn hamstring.      

 

It was then that Nikk became interested in trading and investing, after coming across a few books on the topic.  “I had an awakening where I realized that my life can be short and felt I had to make the most of it,” says the entrepreneur. “It made me question whether I was really living my life to its full potential.” 

 

Shortly thereafter, he decided to drop out of Cornell University to become an entrepreneur.

 

Risky? “Sure,” admits Nikk. But the revelation that he could start investing his money to increase his wealth further – rather than hinging financial success by working for someone else – was well worth it. “It’s really a matter of wanting to control your own destiny,” says Nikk, a philosophy the entrepreneur stresses on his personal website, NikkLegend.com, with the tag “Your legacy is in your hands.” 

 

Nikk’s first major stepping stone towards his mission to take personal control over his wealth came in the opportunity to work with investment mogul, Grant Cardone.  During his experience, Nikk was able to gain a deep insight on trading. Nikk went on to take courses with a number of other well-known global investors and traders. However, it wasn’t until he applied some of his unique learning methods to investing, did he start to see more consistent returns on his money.

 

“Most of the seminars focus on showing you how others have made money trading at a super high level, which the average person can have a difficult time understanding,” says Nikk.. “I would often find myself sitting in a seminar watching most of the stuff instructors were saying going straight over everyone’s head. It finally struck me, there has to be a better way to learn and teach other people how to be more successful in this business.”  

 

As highlighted on his company’s official website, TheTradeAcademy, Nikk quickly began working to develop practical approaches to learning the ins and outs of trading and investing. The core of the entrepreneur’s highly-successful programs are centered on the application of a unique language system that makes it easier to learn, retain, and apply the skills necessary to be successful in trading and investing.

 

“Knowing how to simplify the investing and trading process is the most important step in succeeding in this business,” explains Nikk. 

 

“Once you have a good understanding of the process, the rest is really just a matter of setting some personal benchmarks and being committed to reaching those goals.” 

Josue Arteaga is a 20 yr old Branding Expert and Ventur Capitalist. As the Vice President of Disrupt Media, his aim is to disrupt how personal branding is done through marketing tools like Social Media, Press, and Podcast in a unique way. Josue has worked with clients worth over $100m, celebs, and the worlds biggest entrepreneur influencers like Ed Mylett, Julius Dien, etc. As for as investing his owns and manages $2m in rev/yearly in meat markets and is expanding with his goal to own 1,000 meat markets and generate one billion in annual revenue by the next 7 years. If not he says "$10m a year doesn't sound so bad"

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How A Broke Journalist Was Able To Create A 6-Figure Coaching Company

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Many freelancers dream of living a financially free life filled with success. That can be very hard at times due to the trap of doing everything yourself. You never should. Many entrepreneurs are stuck in “solopreneur world” stressing and overdoing themselves when they can make the same amount of money delegating sales and fulfillment. Check this out:

Alex Schlinsky is the Founder and CEO of Prospecting On Demand™, a company specializing in helping coaches, consultants, and agency owners implement the systems and strategies necessary to scale their company and become successful CEOs. Over 125 entrepreneurs have built 6-figure companies utilizing the POD™ community and training.

Alex is decorated speaker and author, making appearances at college universities and being featured in renowned publications such as Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, and more. It wasn’t always the limelight for Alex. He’s had many successes, challenges, and major responsibilities. Here are some of his: 

‘Can you tell me the story of your prior successes, challenges, and major responsibilities?’

Successes:

Alex has a major list of successes. After working hard on Prospecting On-Demand, Alex has over 500 students. This leads him to many other successes like speaking at his alma mater UCF for Leadership Week educating others on how to scale their businesses. Not only does he mentor over 500 students but owns a 6-figure marketing agency working with personal injury attorneys and owns a 6-figure coaching company. Alex has spoken for USF NSLS inductions 4 times and was published in Entrepreneur, Forbes, and many more agencies. To add the cherry on top, 125+ agencies/coaches hit 6-figures with POD™ and about 20 have hit 7-figures with POD™. A personal achievement of Alex is successfully achieving his childhood dream of working with the Miami Dolphins. 

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Challenges:

As for challenges Alex explains it best.

“As I got started: Working part-time while at school. Post-graduation realizing my college path led to a dead-end and I had to restart at square 1. With no corporate job, I’ve always wanted to figure it out on my own led to some LEAN years. Working for the Dolphins and in MMA meant working weekends, long hours, deadlines, and very low pay. Struggled to pay rent for some time while my wife worked as a waiter.”

More specific: Mostly great investments in coaching, but one in particular ($30k investment) crippled me for a while. 

Major Responsibilities:

Alex also had a lot of major responsibilities as well! He was handling everything for the agency before ReachLocal stepped in. Did prospecting, sales, and even tried to do fulfillment (ads) even though I was terrible. 
For POD™, created all the content, did all the sales, managed a team of 3-5, made massive investments in coaching that I had to do the work for, etc.

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How Entrepreneur Mehran Khan is Transforming the Digital Market at Age 16

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With dedication and continuous hard work, one can achieve anything. One just has to work towards the goal with complete honesty and the result will follow sooner or later. Today, we are going to talk about a young boy named Mehran Khan, who is a true inspiration to many youngsters out there, who are feeling lost.

Mehran Khan is a 16-year-old boy, who hails from a Kharan district of Balochistan. Currently, he is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country but his journey to the top has been a roller coaster ride with great ups and own. Mehran Khan is the co-Founder of Rifiako Media.

He has made his way to the top with his sheer work and dedications towards his goal of doing something special in life.

When he started his journey from his village, he had no idea where to go. However, destiny had its say and it brought him to the city of dreams, Quetta. After arriving in Quetta, he struggled but soon came to understand what he needed.

After working tirelessly towards his goal, success came knocking at him at a very young age.

After making his niche in marketing, Mehran has expanded his reach to digital video content. Currently, he is producing several digital videos catered to young audience. With this, he has already turned entrepreneur at such a young age.

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How This Barber Has Been Able to Completely Reroute His Life Through Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship is the name of the game in the 21st century. It even seems to be the last bullet shot on poverty and misery. 

 

Catalyzed and driven by passion, persistence, patience, and power, meet Guy Coates whose journey to success has been completely undeniable. A life-changing journey that has impacted tens of thousands if not thousands, through entrepreneurship. 

 

Success is not something you merely pursue, it is something that you attract by the person you become since success never lowers its standard. Indeed entrepreneurship is not only the key but the door to success.

 

As a smart worker with skills and passion as the better option, Coates has traversed miles. To achieve his success, the entrepreneur sets Goals and targets, visions and dreams to achieve within a certain set time frame. Finally, the marketing tools and strategy he uses are mind-boggling and a mind opener to the young entrepreneurs. 

 

Skills and Passion

 

The ability to be a ‘man of the people’ is not only super career achievement but also a social achievement. Skills speak louder than words and no wonder nobody bothers to check Coates license. Everyone is now fully aware for the past decade and a half, that yes indeed it is not just education but the output that matters. The passion of seeing people looking good and having increased self-esteem has been the driving force behind the entrepreneur venturing into this lucrative entrepreneurship. 

 

The youtube series he began that recaps local barber battles in the DMV area called the Recap Baber show has cut reality stars.

 

Skills and passion have been Coates definition for the past 15 years as you cannot separate the latter from the former. Half heartedness is Coates greatest enemy in achieving his goals and for sure passion became experience, the experience became a success which continues to tower beyond the skies.

 

Goals, Visions, and Targets

 

Where there is no vision people perish. Coates targets to build a brand big enough for people to trust and buy products to help with their profession and for the clients to have the look last longer. The launching of the classic movement called Beyond the Chair is already underway. 

 

This will be of great aid to other barbers that will create something for their children. Isn’t that great? But as you can tell it will not be an easy task, but who can stop the hero, champion, a conqueror with a whooping wonderful nine children and a grandchild? Viva!

 

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