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From TEDx to His Own Podcast, Isaiah Swift Is Inspiring the Youth to Switch to Success and Unlock Their Greatness

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Isaiah Swift is no stranger to hard work, finishing High School as an AP Scholar with distinction. During his senior year, He was dual-enrolled at a local community college, where He received six transferrable credits towards His degree. In High School, Isaiah was the Branch Manager of Commodore Branch, a subsidiary of Port Alliance Credit Union, and He was a member of Future Business Leaders of America. Recently, Isaiah published a book called “Unlock Your Greatness” 8 Ways to be Successful in High School and Beyond, and is working on a second book to be published in 2020. He was recently featured in a TEDx talk (TEDxLAHS), where he addressed students at a California high school on the topic, Awaken The Greatness Within You. During the talk that has been watched more than 100,000 times on YouTube, Isaiah spoke about how he earned a full-ride scholarship to college, several internship opportunities, and a book deal. 

Going to College For Free

In 2018 alone, 28 percent of all college costs in the U.S was covered by scholarships. Scholarships provide an opportunity for many people to earn an education. Without assistance from an outside source, students may have trouble paying for the degree they need to enter the workforce and become a contributing member of society. However, since it is not easy to secure a scholarship whenever an aspiring student needs one, many young people fail to pursue their dream of going to college. Every student’s story is different, but the financial gap in paying for college is still apparent. That is the gap that Isaiah is looking to fill. “During the TEDx, I talked about my high school journey and how I was able to create a roadmap for success, by taking advantage of local scholarships, and internships with Fortune 500 companies,” he says. Isaiah volunteered in the community, and as a result, he received over $108,000 in scholarship awards/offers and went to college for free. 

The Norfolk State University Junior on TEDx

It is not an everyday thing to spot a student on stage lecturing his fellow students, and a substantial number of adults, too, on how to be successful. Isaiah applied several times to speak at a TED event, along with other speaker forums. The TEDx event was a milestone for him because he got to open the pages of his book to the world. His talk was heavily inspired by the book, Unlock Your Greatness: 8 Ways to be Successful in High School and Beyond. The aim was to capture his message in “real-time” as a way to reach students in the demographic he wanted to connect with.

Isaiah is still impressed at how his talk is still impacting young people. “The TEDx talk turned out to be the biggest achievement in my college career, and it reached over 100,000 views in three months on YouTube.” Isaiah has received multiple speaking requests ever since his TEDxLAHS debut. Since the release of his second book won’t be until May 2020, Isaiah is onto something else in the meantime. “I thought to myself,” he says, “what is one way, I can further connect with my audience?” Given the exposure that he had received from the TEDx talk, Isaiah decided to do a podcast called the “Switch to Success.” With the podcast, Isaiah hopes to leverage his relevance in the online content industry to connect with his audience every week. His strategy is looking for successful individuals that would be willing to share their mistakes and triumphs with aspiring entrepreneurs under the age of 25. To the hundreds of thousands who love what Isaiah has to share, this is something to look forward to.

Inspiring the Youth to Switch to Success and Unlock Their Greatness

Just as the word “switch” is used to represent a light switch that you turn on when you walk into a dark room, so it is for Isaiah’s vision for his audience. He is focusing on young people under the age of 25. Most people within that demographic are mainly either students or young entrepreneurs. “I want to center my conversations around people who don’t have a clear direction of what they want to do in life, or are still undecided about their career goals.” 

Isaiah observes that young men and women under 25 years have the opportunity to listen and get value from successful entrepreneurs talking about the mistakes they made on the way to where they are. Research shows that we can learn from other people’s mistakes. 

Some of the guests that Isaiah hosts range from authors to innovators and influencers, as well. The idea is to bring the light bulb right at the ears of young people. The first episode of “Switch to Success” was an interview with David Zamarin, Founder of Detrapel. Speaking of his encounter with David, Isaiah says, “I first spoke with David on his first appearance about being a young serial entrepreneur. The work David has done with Detrapel is an amazing story to listen up to and should motivate and inspire all of you in search of your own business goals.”

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Learn How Digital Nomad Ksaveras Jancauskas Is Disrupting The Instagram Marketing Industry

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Ksaveras Jancauskas is a digital nomad who helps industry leaders and businesses, spanning different countries, to grow their online presence via Instagram and scale their brand. 

So far, Ksaveras started and scaled his Instagram marketing agency to a 6-figure firm. The well-known brands and non-profits such as RepresentUS and GivePower Foundation been clients of Ksaveras. The biggest turning point for Ksaveras was when he was able to grow brands to over 221,000 real followers in just ten days!]

In this article, Ksaveras shares how he climbed up the industry ladder and became the successful digital marketer he is today. 

Being Different

If you’ve heard about Ksaveras before then you’ve probably heard of the Instagram Leverage Framework. The Instagram Leverage Framework is the brainchild of Ksaveras and is referred to as a system that helps anyone assert their authority in their industry.  

With this system, Ksaveras has generated ten times return on investment (ROI) for different businesses on Instagram. This is why he’s one of the most sought after Instagram experts in the world. 

Overcoming Challenges

At the start of his journey to success, Ksaveras faced a significant amount of challenges. His biggest challenge was that he trusted a lot of unqualified individuals to carry out his task. Slowly but surely, his brand was no longer sought after by prospects.

“I tried taking shortcuts by delegating my work to individuals who offered cheap prices, but in turn, they gave my clients a lot of substandard results.” -Ksaveras says.

In due time, he learned that trust is a belief that has to be built and that taking words for a fact without testing can prove detrimental to the status of a business. Ksaveras also shares that it’s important to test a product before you sell it. He’s acknowledged the fact that it’s better to employ individuals yearning to learn and improve on their craft every day than to outsource to a third party “professionals.” 

Values and Principles

Ksaveras is a proud advocate of the “learn something new every day” movement. He never rests on his laurels and no matter the level of success he attains, he doesn’t get comfortable. 

Everyone in his industry learns how to grow Instagram accounts and then complacency sets in. Instead of following the status quo, Ksaveras improves himself every day and according to him, he knows more about Instagram than Instagram knows about themselves. 

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Garrett Atkins- Making Use of Full-Service Digital Platforms to Serve Others

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With the advent of the internet and advanced technologies, many business-minded people are investing in this sector. In fact, the number of people who have become reputed and wealthy online entrepreneurs has surged over the past 10 years. Among the reputed entrepreneurs who have stood out in the market, entrepreneur Garrett Atkins is a class above his peers.

At the age of 27 years, Garrett Atkins owns one of the successful full-service digital advertising companies. He is the Chief Executive Officer of VIE Media, a company based in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also the founder and a major stakeholder in St. Louis Podcast.com, the only and the most incredible podcast recording studio in the region. 

What Does Garrett Atkins Advertising Business Focus On?

Through his VIE Media; Mr. Atkins has been working with many household brands that have also taken advantage of his full-service digital advertising platform. These labels include The UPS Store, Better Homes & Garden, Metro Powered by T-Mobile and Sansone Group. Other notable brands include Farmers Insurance and Arsenal Credit Union among others. 

For small business owners, VIE Media has been a blessing. Thanks to incredible leadership and guidance of Garrett, the company has been working with numerous renowned start-ups as well as small to medium-sized businesses. The good news is that Garrett has been responsible for the establishment and growth of these relationships that have led to these incredible partnerships.

Significantly, through his podcast recording studio, Garrett Atkins has changed the livelihood of many people looking for a means to share and view content online. His podcast has been using advanced technology such as 4K video recording of the podcast. 

Through his podcast, it has been easy for his clients content to be distributed to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and other incredible platforms. Luckily for most of his clients, the content is also perfect to distribute via social media. 

The most common platforms many of his clients use are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. This has been possible due to the implementation of high-quality videos.

Garrett Atkins has been an Inspiration to Many People 

It is not all about making money when it comes to Garrett Atkins’s endeavors. He is also a motivational public speaker who has inspired many people. He has been using social media, podcasting, and leadership to inspire many people not only in St. Louis but also in many other parts of the world. 

Among the great event, he has graced as a keynote speaker is the St. Louis Live2Lead event, an event that focuses on leadership. 

Garrett believes firmly that in life, those who do good things will then be rewarded down the road. Not because we live in some type of fantasy land but rather because people take notice of the good deeds you do and people to admire such things. They admire these things so much that they are also willing to work and provide a helping hand to those who are making a positive impact. 

What More Garrett Atkins has to Offer?

Mr. Atkins believes in the mantra that; nothing feels better than helping another human being. He is a Board of Directors of KMA Foundation, a non-profit organization that works together with the Missouri Department of Transportation. 

The main focus of the organization has been to identify roads where there is a high rate of fatalities and make necessary changes to reduce such deaths. Through this organization, Garrett Atkins and his team have been traveling to many high schools enlightening students about safe driving techniques and sensitizing the importance of safe driving. 

The organization has also been offering a scholarship to needy students. Mr. Atkins has been a staunch believer of good relationships and he believes they are the best way to serve other peoples’ interests. He wants to always be recognized as a great content creator, entrepreneur, public speaker, and a devoted philanthropist.

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How to Beat the Odds in Life with “Your Favorite Online Trapper” Anthony Williams

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Anthony Williams’ success is a classic story of falling on hard times and rising back up by reinventing himself. Before finally realizing his potential. From getting caught in one of the biggest marijuana busts to becoming one of the most promising and successful young entrepreneurs and economists. This young man has come a long way. At 24, Anthony Williams has achieved more than many of his age. His life story has been awe-inspiring, and it was only his determination and perseverance that he has allowed him to overcome all the difficulties that came his way and has become the man of influence and substance that he is today. Let’s take a closer look at his life and the struggles that he had to go through in a little detail.

Anthony Williams – An Eventful Life full of Struggles

Born in the twin cities St Paul- Minneapolis, Anthony was abandoned by his parents while he was still a kid. Raised amidst immense hardships by his grandmother, “Nanny,” he had seen all sorts of eventualities and difficulties coming through. Anthony recalls a police raid at his mom’s residence as his first memory since he was born. He then later lived in a Public Housing Project, called “The Rose” with his Nanny and his other siblings.

The harsh reality of life hit him hard when he and his family were kicked out of the rose when he was 17 and was rendered homeless. This was just before he was about to enter his senior year at high school. He would have perhaps perished in oblivion had one of his best friends who co-coincidentally also goes by the name of Anthony would not have helped him. Anthony, then moved into his friend’s house and lived there for a good five years till the age of 23.

While living with his now extended family, he had too little money to afford to go to a community college and hence had to drop out in less than two months of attending St. Paul Community College. He was forced into the world of drug dealing to make ends meet while working a job, but even that was barely enough for him to survive alongside his newly found family. The worst was about to come in 2017 when a Minnesota Police Patrol team intercepted a truck full of marijuana and had charged Anthony for possessing 50 kgs (nearly $2M worth) of it since he was also in the pick-up truck. He went to jail as well and had to fight a legal battle to beat the case against him. His good friend and an exemplary lawyer Daniel Repka helped him to win the case.

Having seen his life and struggles, let’s look at his success story as well.

Successes and Achievements

Anthony started with day trading in the Foreign Exchange Market initially and kept digging in the world of finance and banking, and after acquiring enough knowledge, he helped his mentor with improving his credit so that he could qualify to buy a Lamborghini SVJ. Since then, there has been no looking back, and he has been named as “The Numbers Guy” or “Your Favorite Online Trapper.”

At the age of 24, he has achieved quite a lot for any 24-year old. He has been successful in creating the first-ever hybrid company involving Finance and Education in Minnesota. His expert knowledge about numbers, money, and the financial markets has made him a sought after name by many independent Financial and Banking institutions. He is an A-list Board Certified Credit Consultant and is FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act), and FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) certified. Anthony has helped clients with institutions as well as the end customers with his expert consultant services. When wearing his suits, Anthony proudly wears his Star Achiever Award lapel pin that he received during his early days in business as a Network Marketer for his exemplary service.

Anthony Williams – The Man with a Vision

With all that said, Anthony makes it pretty clear that he is into this business to help others. Perhaps that is much to do with the deep-rooted pain he had gone through being financially weak in his teens. He envisions, creating a system where people understand finance and the importance of money and how to go about increasing one’s worth, value, and credit through means of teaching financial literacy and investing.

His vision is to continuously create a delightful client and student experience showing that human touch, love, and compassion towards people with their particular financial problems. His purpose is to not only provide solutions to them but also to make them feel the way nobody else can make them feel when handling the sensitive topic of money — your friend in the financial arena.

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