Dateworking: Steve Dean
Happy Valentine’s day, for this episode we have Steve Dean the matchmaker and dating expert coming on to tell us all about his misadventures. Steve shares the importance of social capital and how through building social capital he went from having $200 in his bank account to getting keys to a $30 million building, literally in a week.
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Creating connection is what I do. It’s what I live for. I host salons, dinners, meetups, and coworking sessions nearly every night of the week across multiple cities in order to bring people together from all over the world to share their stories and build new friendships. My greatest joy comes when I can connect people so perfectly that their newfound interactions send positive ripples into the world. Everywhere I go, I seek to create meshed networks of strong human relationships. I strive to see people for all they are and all they represent -- their skills, their values, their pain, their lived experiences, and their aspirations -- and use these privileged lenses of insight to connect them with one another in ways that amplify their energies, and shorten the distance between themselves and the realities they hope to create.
Visit dateworking.com and http://medium.com/@stevenmdean
Black to Business: Monique Marshall
To kick off Black History month, this episode features Monique Marshall the Black and Proud business owner of the company Black to Business. Some of her misadventures include being told she would do better if she “served all people” instead of making a direct stance for black people because there was money in the Black Community.
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Gifted Sounds: Mekesia Brown
In this episode, Mekesia Brown gets real about her misadventure of giving free labor, miscommunication on projects, and the importance of being selfish in the world of entrepreneurship.
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A born and raised NYer, Mekesia is an open-minded tech enthusiast looking for great opportunities to bring creative minds together. Her education's in fine art and web technology. Her day job consists of catering gigs as a butler and bartender. She is currently the co-founder of a podcast network with a high trajectory and unlimited possibilities. She met Georgie-Ann at an Illicit Mind Hackathon and is very proud of her accomplishments thus far.
Visit https://www.mekesiabrown.com and https://www.giftedsounds.com
NodeCapital: Corey Stedman
In this episode, I talk with Corey Stedman about his misadventures. One of these misadventures includes turning down a million dollar deal. Why did he turn it down? Tune in to find out.
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Corey Stedman is a co-founder and director of Node Capital, a global technology company that applies data science to cryptocurrency. Under Corey’s leadership, Node Capital has developed a range of products applicable to the nascent cryptocurrency industry, some of which include triangular arbitrage based algorithmic trading solutions, a research and insights platform for cryptocurrency coins and accounting software for the space as well.
Prior to co-founding Node Capital, Corey had a 10+ year in IT, where he was exposed to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in 2011. He has subsequently been actively involved in the industry as both a trader and a thought leader. Corey is currently writing and will publish a “beginners guide” to cryptocurrency and blockchain, where he will share his experience and insights of the industry based on his expertise as a certified Bitcoin professional.
Recruiting, Scheduling, Recording, & Editing,
When I had the idea to create the video series I didn't have any guests lined up, forms created or anything other than the idea. Within a week I created a plan and started executing it. Here step by step how I did it:
After editing the content, I handed it off to my Production and hosting team for the podcast, Gifted Sounds Network ( See Below), and they created my intro/outro audio for me using a beat that I got from Rudi Reapa Beatz ( See Below) and a soundbite that I recorded on my iPhone.
For the Web series I created an intro video through PlaceIt.Net and outro graphic using Canva.com. Then back to Windows Movie Maker I went to add the audio to the video and Graphic.
Production and Hosting
The team behind all things podcast is , Gifted Sounds Network's Lance and Mekesia. After I interviewed Mekesia for the series she reached out and suggested that I turn the video series into a podcast as well. I was hesitant because I know that a LOT of work goes into creating a great podcast and I didn't want to over commit myself. After a few conversations with Mekesia and Lance they broke down the process and explained that as the production and hosting team they would handle all the inter workings of the podcast. Super excited to be working with this amazing duo.
If you have a podcast idea I would highly suggest reaching out to them and see how their services could help you launch a podcast.
Love the inro/outro music for Doing the Most? Me too. These beats were created by my friend Rude Reapa, an aspiring Audio Engineer. Rudi creates unique audio creations for artists and creatives. I saw his work and reached out to hear some of his beats. After he sent me around 7 different beats I knew that I couldnt only choose one. I choose two different beats one for my intro and the other for my outro. If you are looking for unique beats check out www.instagram.com/Kartier_reapa/ or email Rudi directly at RudiReapaBeatz@gmail.com
Welcome to the Doing the most: The Misadventures of Entrepreneurship.
In this episode, I get interviewed by my friend and previous CFO Pedro Crespo. We dive into the core of the purpose of this podcast, what some of my misadventures have been as an entrepreneur, and what real entrepreneurial life looks like. Visit Doingthemost.xyz to catch up with those featured in this episode.
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After waking up everyday to various forms of "Hustle Porn". I came up with the idea of creating some form of content that could combat hustle porn. Since I recently started to focus on creating video content, I figured a video interview series would be the perfect outlet for the content. I created a simple google form and reached out to various individuals in my network to let them know all about my idea. Within 2 weeks I had 15 interviews lined up. Over the next 5 weeks I recorded and edited the episodes.
Now it is time to release this content into the world.
I present to you "Doing the Most: The Misadventures of Entrepreneurship".
" In our modern day world entrepreneurship has become a huge trend. People fantasize over quitting their jobs, becoming their own boss, and gaining financial freedom. Everyone wants to be the next Steve Jobs, Oprah or Jeff Bezos. We get caught up with social influencers and billion-dollar startups aka the land of fairies and unicorns. People often forget the time, energy and money that gets invested into earning these magical moments. The nights spent crying, waking up to negative bank account balances, spats of depression, or working 22 hour work days. All entrepreneurs go through phases of misadventures. We are driven, persistent, hardworking, ambitious, we are doers, and these are our stories. "
Season one includes 15 episodes. Episodes will air every Thursday at 8pm EST starting Thursday Jan 17th. I originally planned on doing the series only as video through Facebook and YouTube. Thanks to Mekesia and Lance from Gifted Sounds Network we will also be airing the interviews via a podcast.
You will be able to tune in on Facebook and Youtube for video; or, with Apple, Spotify, Google, and other various podcast outlets for just audio.
Season 1 Guests