November 30, 2018
At 12 years old, Inspiring Vanessa is an international speaker, role model, coach, author, and kidtrepreneur. When she was 9, Vanessa found her love for public speaking and has since taken massive action to pursue her passion. Tune in to this episode to learn more about Inspiring Vanessa and how she’s making it her era.
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November 23, 2018
Have you lost passion for your job and feel like you’re stuck in a grind with a daily 9-5?
If you feel like the world is passing you by and want to do something about it, this episode is especially for you!
Jasmin Manke is an international speaker and certified professional coach. As the Founder and CEO of The Confident Boss, she specializes in helping women overcome their fears and doubts to pursue their passion in entrepreneurship. With a Master’s of Science in Psychology for Neuroscience and Mental Health, Jasmin is an energy leadership master practitioner. She works closely with women (and recently with men as well) on how to take purposeful action and transform their lives in a healthy and productive way.
In this episode, Jasmin shares her story of how she was able to change her life from working without passion to living at her greatest. She talks about the importance of avoiding false motivation that is plastered across social media and instead becoming introspective to find the root of the fear or doubt that is holding you back from success. By removing false motivation, you can focus on taking action that will be meaningful to your goals.
Plan out your day with all your activities and goals and be productive with your time with Jasmin’s key insights using TIME’s 90 Day Planner. But keep in mind, Jasmin adds, to get rest. Take action now in a way that can make your era last a lifetime, not just a few years.
Listen in on Alexander’s interview with Jasmin and get inspired to transform your life.
November 16, 2018
At some point in our lives, we’ve all had that dream of changing the world and leaving a global footprint that would mark our legacy to humanity’s progress. While most people eventually pursue other paths, there are a few who rise to meet the call.
One of those people is Samantha Lakin. If you’re looking for an inspiration, Samantha is definitely someone to keep under your radar. Since 2013, she has been researching transitional justice and local perspectives of memory in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. If that’s not amazing enough, she’s also a two-time Fulbright Scholar, a Ph.D. candidate at Clark University, a TEDx speaker, a board member of Survivors Fund (SURF) and Genocide Survivors Support Network (GSSN), a multilingual who is fluent in French, a published author ... the list goes on and on.
In this episode, Alexander Star and Kuda Biza discuss with Samantha about her journey to become who she is today and how she was able to accomplish everything despite the challenges she faced. In her reflection, she reviews how she started on her path, how it took her four years to get her first Fulbright Scholarship, and how she was able to push through her moments of difficulty. In the final ten minutes of this interview, she actually provides a brief synopsis of the context of her research and how it has helped shape her own life, which she talks about more in-depth in her TED Talk.
November 9, 2018
What does it take to start a successful crowdfunding campaign? Khierstyn Ross knows the secrets – and she’s learned through her own successes and failure. After her first attempt at a crowdfunding campaign failed miserably, she worked hard to learn from her mistakes and ended up raising $600,000 in funding… and going on to become a crowdfunding guru who helps her clients bring exciting new products to market.
In this episode, Kuda Biza and Alexander Star talk to Khierstyn to learn the secrets of her success. Listen now to learn what goes into a successful campaign on Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, as well as how Khierstyn discovered how to harness her personal strengths to become a successful entrepreneur and scale her consulting business. Khierstyn is refreshingly transparent about how she learned through trial and error, meaning that this episode is full of takeaways about tuning into your own strengths and finding your own personal route to success.
November 2, 2018
Upon graduating from college, Paul Goodman and Griffin Thall went to Costa Rica to relax and recalibrate. Each friend put in $100 to purchase 400 bracelets from Costa Rican artisans to sell to their friends and family in the U.S.
Today, Pura Vida sells between 2000 and 5000 orders a day online and has its products in 2000 plus retail stores.
Paul Goodman – Co-Founder and CFO of Pura Vida Bracelets – joins Kuda Biza and Alexander Star to discuss the journey, passions, profit, and people.
October 18, 2018
What’s it like when your success means helping other people succeed? Casey Gauss is the co-founder and CEO of Viral Launch, a company that helps entrepreneurs forge success on Amazon. After teaching himself to code and dropping out of college, he built Viral Launch from the ground up into an eight-figure company with more than 40 employees.
Not only did he make Viral Launch hugely successful, Casey did so with minimal initial investment and while struggling to make ends meet. The result is a company that keeps his passion for helping others at the center of its mission. If you’re interested in selling products on Amazon, you’ll get incredible advice from this podcast – and if you haven’t thought about it before, you might be tempted to!
October 5, 2018
Have you ever had a problem, discovered the perfect solution… and then turned that solution into a thriving business? When Benita Botello invented Book Beau, a book sleeve for book lovers who take their books on the go, demand was so high that she couldn’t sew them fast enough. Together, she and Arel Avellino turned her brilliant idea into a thriving business, scaling it from a one-woman operation on Etsy to a growing brand.
Listen to this episode of the #ThisIsMyEra podcast for a great conversation about scaling a business from the ground up, building a loyal fan base through social media, and the importance of giving back to your community. Benita’s story is hugely inspirational – in terms of both how she’s transformed her own life and built her business – so this is an episode you won’t want to miss.
September 29, 2018
In this episode of the #ThisIsMyEra podcast, Alexander Star sat down with Joshua Williams – a 16-year-old changemaker and youth activator. Joshua founded the Joshua’s Heart Foundation at the age of five when he realized that everyone deserves to live a life with access to dignified food. With the help of his family, who loved sharing their Jamaican food with their community, they were able to feed around 200 people every Saturday before becoming incorporated. Since the beginning of his foundation, Joshua’s Heart has been able to feed 1.3 million lbs in food and over 300,000 people.
September 21, 2018
Jonny Caiani & Jeremiah Lee Klingman
Lots of guests on the #ThisIsMyEra podcast started making it their era at a young age, but Jonny and Jeremiah – also known as the Richest Kids in Maine – are truly remarkable for having built a million dollar eCommerce business at the ages of just 21 and 22. They taught themselves the ropes of using Amazon as a platform to sell their products and, through trial and error, navigated the learning curve and massively scaled their brand within a single year.
In this episode, the Richest Kids in Maine join the #TIME podcast to share their insights on launching an Amazon-based brand, cultivating a customer base, and prioritizing family and community. They provide a clear roadmap for anyone wanting to give an Amazon business a try, either as a main business or as a side hustle. The central takeaways they offer are applicable in nearly every area of life, and show just how many lessons entrepreneurship can teach us that can make us better people.
September 14, 2018
Ready to meet someone who’s not only made this his era, but whose career seems to already span multiple eras? Adam House is a successful serial entrepreneur who’s been running successful companies since age 19. In addition, he’s a dedicated father (listen to the podcast to hear about his son’s entrepreneurial spirit!), a pro basketball player, and on the board of a major philanthropic foundation.
In this episode, Alexander Star chats with Adam about how success can follow an unexpected path, how life goals can be achieved out of the usual order, and about that all-important theme which undergirds the #ThisIsMyEra ethos: building a legacy. A huge takeaway from this episode is Adam’s philosophy on seizing opportunity. It’s sure to both motivate you and change the way you approach opportunities in your own life.