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leadership is one of the biggest responsibilities one can have with Jesse Meester

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What’s your backstory?

Jesse Meester, born December 21, 1992 in Amsterdam, has built a track-record with international clients on various levels. He started out as a young entrepreneur, psychology student, and actor after his service in the military. At the age of 24, he became a public speaker, engaging audiences on issues like psychology, sociology, and creating a positive mindset. He found that his psychology training helped him in resonating with characters as an actor. More so than drama or acting school, studying psychological behavior helped Jesse embody characters like its second nature.

Jesse is also a personal trainer and life coach. His website, meesterPT.com aspires to educate his clients in the larger philosophy of : “body, mind & psychology.” This led to a 2 page publication in one of the Netherlands’ biggest newspapers, AD, in May 2016. In 2017, he created caffemeester.com, a merchandise and coffee company where he sells internationally to his fans.


Today, Jesse is a public figure creating daily content on his social media outlets, interviews, film and TV. His entrepreneurial and acting endeavors are his primary focus. Jesse is always moving. He continues to look for the distinctive ability to speak in front of the camera. In 2016, he appeared in the U.S. on scripted reality TV shows and as a social media influencer, who has millions of followers on different platforms.

Jesse started a full-time Bachelor of Applied Psychology in 2014 and will receive his degree in 2019. Growth, distinctiveness, integrity and passion are key concepts in how he keeps innovating, not just as an entrepreneur, but moreover, as a person.

Source: www.imdb.me/jessemeester

 

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

 

My prior successes include being the winner of the Dutch Fitness Awards 2018 with the highest rating in the city of Amsterdam. Also speaking on big stages with high performing entrepreneurs, but also schools, nursing homes, veteran homes and even senior facilities about loneliness. I started my own coaching company www.meesterpt.com in 2010 and coffee company in 2018 in alignment with the core values of the MeesterPT values of “Body, Mind & Psychology”. Growing that company into a world wide creditable brand offering services for body and mind with an applied psychological approach and also selling merchandise at www.caffemeester.com through e-commerce.

 

Being the kid who was always told he’d never graduate college, now being asked to speak in front of thousands of people last month was quite fun. I faced multiple challenges throughout my life. Whether it was due to being the underdog, being bullied or being ridiculed, for years I carried self-limiting beliefs with me wherever I went.

 

Even when I gained confidence, there was always someone attempting to dim my light. “Too many snakes in my grass”, as they say. Other challenges included people constantly thinking I was too loud, too vivacious, or bothered by my positive vibes. Throughout my life, people were always trying to pull me down and once I gained success I started seeing that my closest friends were actually my worst enemies. They were intimidated by me, which only goes to show how threatened they felt by my conviction and successes being self-employed and them wanting to take that away from me by lies, manipulation and me falling for it. Even in my own relationship where I ended up paying for someone else’s debt.

 

Some of my major responsibilities resolved about being self-employed as a young-adult, traveling the world, and managing my company abroad for which I was leading and employing coaches internationally. In my current business, I am responsible for everything because it’s my business and I oversee every department of every single operation. As an actor – which is my primary passion with my MeesterPT business – I continue to distinguish myself and have to find balance in all areas of life.

 

I always have to be several steps ahead of the game – whether it’s in my business or in my acting career – so that I’m always at the forefront of change with people that want to take away from my brand. I always have to be a leader – even on the days I feel off or unwell. On the days I don’t feel like being a leader, I still show up and push forward because that’s what leadership requires. That’s why leadership is one of the biggest responsibilities one can have.

 

‘Can you tell me about a time when you almost gave up, how you felt about that, and what you did instead of giving up?’

I remember this moment like it was yesterday. After leaving the military I was just starting out my business without any preparation and getting more and more into debt. I had no mentors, no support system and no direction. I failed hard. I was preparing myself to declare bankruptcy. I was lost. I was scared. I was broke and I was broken. In those dark times, terrifying and lonesome moments of my life, I almost accepted failure. I almost decided to finally accept that what everyone had been saying to me my whole life was true: I wasn’t good enough; I wasn’t going to make it. I felt like all I could do is to just finish my psychology degree, not pursue acting or entrepreneurship and just work a corporate 9-5 job. In other words, I was on the brink of allowing everyone else’s pessimistic predictions of my future to come true. I felt hopeless.

 

In that same moment, however, I realized that this is exactly what I needed to happen. I needed to hit rock bottom so that I could find the motivation to change my story. Even though I came close to accepting defeat and giving up, I chose not to surrender. I chose to take the other path, the one where I don’t give up on my dream.

 

So, I went home, started studying psychology again, and started thinking outside the box. I also stopped looking at what people were doing, and started looking at all the success stories from people I coached and helped at MeesterPT. Was I losing myself in the process of helping others? I started looking at what was missing. I was getting fancy, instead of following trends, I knew this was the time in my life when I had to become the real leader.

 

Through self-assessment, I fell back into alignment with my core strengths and I found myself again. The better version of myself surfaced. I returned to MeesterPT as someone who felt certain about his skills and truly believed in what he had to offer. This allowed me to enter my speaking, entrepreneurship and acting with raw power, raw strength, clarity and unwavering conviction.

Nathan Ray Ortega is the founder of influencer podcasts. Nathan helps those share their great story, by helping entrepreneurs, authors, influencers, millionaires and many more get on podcasts and tv shows around the world, his passion is to help share the stories of the few to impact the lives of the many. Nathan had to overcome many obstacles during his journey, from having 16 different jobs at age 20 to being homeless and sleeping in a car with his pregnant girlfriend, and even changing in public bathrooms for 2 months, but during that time Nathan stayed motivated and listened to many powerful stories that changed his life for the better. Nathan thanks the power of podcasting for motivating him to push further with every episode of entrepreneurship. ''Life is never a straight road, we have to face unknown obstacles, many emotional experiences, and life-changing habits, to get to where we need to be.'' - Nathan Ray Ortega

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How To Work From Anywhere & Travel The World For Free: With Zach Benson

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The life of an entrepreneur is a very hard and lonely road that most people often quit because of how hard and inconsistent it can be. Sure, there are a lot of successful entrepreneurs out there but there are even more that are barely getting by or some that are in massive debt. When it comes to social media it seems as if every entrepreneur and influencer is wealthy and happy but that’s not always true. It takes years of hard work and dedication for most entrepreneurs to even be able to hit the 6 figure mark. 

To be able to work from anywhere using just a laptop and a phone is the goal every entrepreneur wants to reach, but most don’t have what it takes to reach that goal. Zach Benson is apart of the few entrepreneurs who do have what it takes and more. Benson is a full-time entrepreneur, world traveler, influencer, speaker, and investor. Growing up was a bit difficult for Benson because he had a speech impediment which was the reason why he couldn’t pronounce the letter “R” until he was in his twenties. 

The kids Benson grew up with would always make fun of him for his speech impediment and especially because he looked different. He always felt left out and very different because he was born in Korea and was later adopted by his parents in Iowa, so of course none of the local kids understood his situation. Everything seemed to change for Benson once he found dance. In high school, one of Benson’s girlfriends gave him a “How To Breakdance” DVD and he watched it day and night while practicing. 

In his college years, Benson was traveling and competing in dance competitions. He actually made it onto the popular TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”. After all of that, he started teaching others how to dance and he was earning $1,000 an hour for it. Then, one day he hurt his back and the doctor told him he would probably never be able to dance again with his injury. Benson became depressed but he knew he had to do something, so Benson and his brother started growing Instagram accounts for money. 

Then something quite random happened, he had an opportunity to invest his last $10,000 into an Instagram account. He made that choice to invest every last dollar of his and with the new account, he used it to grow his client’s accounts. With all of the money he was making with the new investment he kept buying accounts and assets. 

Now, Benson is the founder of Assistagram, an Instagram growth, and marketing agency with an incredible network of 220 million followers. They specialize in the growth of Instagram accounts. He is currently working with some of the most famous brands and celebrities in the world: everyone from Ritz Carlton, Russell Brunson, etc. Benson also specializes in Instagram campaigns that are able to reach millions of people worldwide. He works with Tourism Boards and brings over destination influencers to different countries to create the most amazing content to share it and make that content go viral, which results in lots of exposure, growth and new customers. 

In the past 3 years, Benson has received over 500 completely free nights at the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts. Luxury brands definitely see the ROI when it comes to Benson. Thousands of influencers, celebrities, and brands trust Benson with their campaigns and Instagram accounts because of the amazing results he is able to deliver in such a short amount of time. Benson is currently one of the best Instagram growth and marketing entrepreneurs in the world.

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How To Boost Your Confidence At Any Moment With Bogdan Rosu

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Many kids grow up with low self-esteem and low self-confidence. There are numerous reasons why kids have these doubts built up in their minds. Sometimes it can come from having distant parents or even from not having any friends at school. As time goes by they learn to be more confident, but some of those kids grow up and never really find the confidence that is deep down inside of them. Even some adults never find their confidence and it can also be caused by various reasons or experiences throughout their life, but the only thing that matters is that they get the help they need to restore their confidence. 

Growing up, Bogdan Rosu was one of many children who had low self-confidence and it was always on and off. Rosu was from a small town in Romania in Eastern Europe. He had no friends at school which really hurt him mentally because all he wanted was friends and for people to like him. Finally, at one point he decided to stop trying so hard to make people like him and something unexpected happened, he made a few friends.

He realized that if you don’t try so hard and be yourself then people will naturally gravitate towards you. Everything seemed to be going well after that up until he hit college. Once he went to college he lost all confidence and started overthinking everything. The new environment was such a huge shift for him that he just lost all of his confidence because he didn’t know what all the new people around him would think of him.  

He knew he needed help once again and started reading Personal Development books. That is when he realized that with all of his years of experience in Martial Arts he could create a Personal Development Program through Martial Arts. Rosu saw the many principles in Martial Arts that were also in Personal Development books and courses.

He began to see how similar the two actually were so that is why he was able to create a very unique Martial Arts program that not only helps others learn Martial Arts but to also help them become mentally strong and gain self-confidence. He was able to help thousands of people train while gaining they gained self-confidence. Through his book, e-books, courses, programs, and seminars he has helped thousands of people become their strongest and most self-confident version of themselves. 

Now, Rosu mainly focuses on helping people gain confidence through his YouTube channel and his online coaching program. He is able to help others overcome the one thing that he struggled with his whole life and his success rates are incredible. He is also one of the best Confidence Coaches in the world and he is also an Author, Public Speaker, and YouTuber. He is an inspiration to many young entrepreneurs and his story shows that no matter where you come from you can create your own tools to become successful. Now individuals don’t have to struggle with low self-confidence anymore, they can go out and get help so that they can live a full and happy life.

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An Interview with Entrepreneur & Visionary, Isaac Mashman

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Isaac Mashman is a 19 year old entrepreneur, and visionary from Jacksonville, Florida who decided overnight to pack his suitcase and move to Bakersfield, California in July of 2019. Because of his past, Isaac has come to understand the value of hard work, but also knows that there was more to life than struggle. He was first introduced to entrepreneurship at the age of 17 as a senior in high school and has since worked on a clothing line, spent a year in network marketing and is currently running and operating his companies, Mashman Media and Mashman Coaching & Consulting. Isaac is also the host of The Hustler’s Choice Podcast, which was started to help people take their hustles and lives to unprecedented levels. Aiming for tremendous heights, he doesn’t see a limit to what can be accomplished, or what legacy can be left behind and is determined to have a monumental impact on the world.

Where do you see yourself? What’s your dream? 

When I first started out in entrepreneurship, and building my brand, I was absolutely clueless as to what direction I was heading in. After being in the game for a couple of years, and having the (small) experiences I have, I now realize that the most important thing in life is being able to impact others and have a positive influence. 

In the next several years I will be traveling all around the world speaking on stages, running successful 7-figure plus companies, and living the life of my dreams. My dream is to have all around complete freedom in every area of life, and to be able to help whomever I want, whenever I want.

A life entirely on my own terms.

What was your key driving force to become an entrepreneur?

At first it was the money. Growing up my family did not have a lot of money, and seeing my mom struggle as much as she did hurt me, but also made me realize that that was not the position I wanted to be in. The opportunities in today’s world and the overall concept of running companies without limitations appealed to me. I know that with hard work and continual growth as a man, son, entrepreneur and leader I will be able to retire her, and help the rest of my immediate family.

Although that is still one of the key driving forces behind getting started, the thought of inspiring people from all walks of life, employing others and helping the economy in the process makes me want to work even harder.

It’s difficult to narrow down just one driving force!

How do you market your business, and which tactics have been most successful?

Currently all of my business is done through word-of-mouth, local networking or direct messaging. Since I’m in the very beginning stages of Mashman Media, I am currently focusing on establishing credibility in the marketplace and getting the business out to more people. I don’t see the point of spending money on advertisements just yet, but could potentially do so in the future. 

Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?

This is something that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately, and the only formula I can come up with is work, consistency and self development. I view success as the same thing as getting a six pack. Everyone knows how to get a six pack, yet they still go around looking for some secret diet pill. In reality plus or minus some things, all it takes is hard work, dedication and eating healthy. See the parallel?

What is the best advice you can give to aspiring entrepreneurs (or our readers)?

Surround yourself with good, positive and trustworthy influences. Do as much self development as you can, and do not be afraid of getting out of your comfort zone. As cliché as it may sound, the most growth that you could ever experience happens away from your comfort zone. There are so many things I could and want to say, but my other word of advice would be to follow your heart. 

If you had a magic stick, which are the three things you would change in the world?

I would get rid of poverty on an international level.

I would provide 100% renewable energy, and focus on environmental improvements.

I would end hate in general.

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