The Shit Show Of My Twenties
Building The Biggest Talent Brands, And Discovering Top Talent With Vinnie Potestivo
Today I am joined by Vinnie Potestivo. Vinnie Potestivo is an Emmy® Award-winning Media Advisor who helps clients leverage their media exposure, find fame, and make impact.
Vinnie is the Editor-in-chief of I Have A Podcast® and is responsible for discovering and amplifying the voice of independent podcasters worldwide.
As a network executive at MTV Networks (98-07) he discovered talent and developed new ways to support their goals, pioneering the way brands and business owners could contribute to their public narrative by making them stars and producers of their own television series. Early hits include Punk’d, The Osbournes, TRL, 8th & Ocean, Wild 'N Out, & The Challenge. Since then, he and his team at VPE.tv have continued to be well-trusted connectors who develop and distribute original content across all media platforms. Especially podcasts!
We talk about how he spots talent, how he got into the entertainment industry, and what makes the most successful talent.
To connect with Vinnie https://vpe.tv/hub
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From E-Commerce Success to Body Wisdom: Audrey's Journey Building an 8-Figure Brand49:45Join us for an inspiring episode where we dive deep into Audrey's remarkable journey from building an 8-figure company to embracing the wisdom of body and intuition in business. Audrey, an experienced entrepreneur, business mentor, and embodiment coach, shares her insights on building Wholesome Culture, a thriving lifestyle and apparel brand. Discover how Audrey helps women reconnect with their body wisdom to create fulfilling lives and grow abundant businesses. Audrey is an experienced entrepreneur, business mentor & embodiment coach. She is the founder of Wholesome Culture, a lifestyle and apparel brand that she grew to 8 figures. She helps women reconnect with their body wisdom to create a fulfilling life AND grow abundant businesses. Audrey is committed to creating a new paradigm for female entrepreneurs that finally honors the body & the intuition, a body-based approach to business. She empowers women to embrace their intuition, stop doing what goes against their wellbeing and put systems in place so that they can lean back and create delicious aligned abundance in their life.To connect with Audrey https://www.instagram.com/audrey_castonguay/
Funding Your Future: Navigating Credit and Business Finance in Your Twenties with Alvin George Jr50:18In this enlightening episode of "The Shit Show of My Twenties," your host Sophia invites finance expert Alvin George Jr. to delve into the intricate world of credit management and business funding. Drawing from his extensive experience, Alvin provides invaluable insights and practical advice to help young adults navigate these crucial financial aspects. Whether you're struggling to manage credit, seeking funding for your business idea, or simply aiming to improve your financial knowledge, this episode provides practical tips and encouragement to navigate the sometimes chaotic journey of your twenties. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of credit, funding, and the proactive mindset required to turn financial challenges into opportunities for growth.Discovering the importance of credit [00:02:21]Learning about credit from the bank [00:03:20]Building credit and teaching others [00:04:13]Advice on getting a first credit card [00:12:23]The benefits of having multiple credit cards [00:12:56]Managing credit cards and increasing limits [00:13:04]The process of acquiring 100 credit cards [00:13:05]Strategies for minimizing inquiries [00:14:32]Discovering the niche of business funding [00:26:33]The importance of proper business structure [00:37:29]Low risk industries for business funding [00:39:37]Analyzing businesses gaining traction [00:42:22]Daily non-negotiable activities [00:43:37]Advice to his 20-year-old self [00:44:29]To connect with Alvin George Jr. https://www.instagram.com/alvingeorgejr/
Creating Your Own Snack Brand: The Story of Bro-Dough With Erica Rankin46:33In this episode, Sophia interviews Erica, the founder of Bro-Dough, Canada's first better-for-you edible cookie dough. Erica shares her journey of creating a successful snack brand and building an engaged community of over 300k followers on social media. She discusses her inspiration for starting Bro-Dough, the challenges she faced, and how she leveraged LinkedIn to grow her brand. Listeners will gain insights into entrepreneurship, building an organic following, and the power of passion in business. Tune in to learn how Erica turned her passion for cookie dough into a thriving business.To connect with Erica https://www.instagram.com/eatbrodough/[00:02:45] Starting a business journey. [00:08:41] Bodybuilding and food relationship. [00:13:58] Building a strong brand. [00:17:19] Building a community [00:19:20] Sticking to your first business. [00:23:38] Journaling and personal growth.[00:30:24] Crafting a good LinkedIn post. [00:32:04] Content creation strategies. [00:34:34] Engaging with your audience. [00:40:39] Learning how to fundraise. [00:44:45] Delayed gratification.
The Power of Follow-Up: How Isaac Grace Turned a $220K Investment into $430K in 60 Days59:13On this episode of The Shit Show Of My Twenties, Sophia interviews Issac Grace, a real estate investor who has gone from rags to riches. Issac shares his story of overcoming adversity and his journey to success. He explains how he was able to talk himself into real estate investing despite the risks, and how he was able to stay consistent with wholesaling despite the obstacles. He also shares his strategy of creating a solution-based business model with homeowners and how he packages deals to buyers.To connect with Issac Grace https://www.instagram.com/mrissacgrace[00:01:44] Investing in self in twenties.[00:06:37] Drug dealer to real estate mogul.[00:13:00] Making money without understanding why.[00:17:18] Wholesaling real estate deals.[00:22:03] Teach risk-taking to conservative people.[00:27:38] Rebuilding foundation, flipping for profit.[00:30:56] Rebuild house, make $100K+ profit.[00:34:40] Investing in Milwaukee failed.[00:37:32] Lost half million on bad deal.[00:45:38] Made $180K in 60 days.[00:53:13] Confidence in self, open-mindedness, success in NJ, Milwaukee lesson.
Retire at 23: How Soli Raised Millions of Dollars to Invest in Real Estate47:41On this episode of The Shit Show Of My Twenties, Sophia interviews Soli Cayetano, a real estate investor and entrepreneur. Soli shares her journey of building her brand, raising private money, and unlocking new levels of real estate. She also shares her advice for young people wanting to break into the industry and her nightly routine of meditating before bed. Soli encourages listeners to take the leap and jump off the plane, and to keep up the fearlessness.Follow Soli On Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lattes.and.leases/[00:00:00] Real estate investing without money.[00:01:35] Achieving financial freedom through real estate.[00:06:14] Real estate investing journey begins in Ohio.[00:10:04] Raise private money for real estate deals[00:14:41] Real estate investing: recycle money, use others', short-term lending, negotiable terms.[00:18:18] Real estate investing strategies explored.[00:23:01] Master one strategy, analyze deals, mitigate risk.[00:25:19] Find investor-friendly team for success.[00:29:10] Shiny object syndrome: bad team, no success[00:32:01] Invest in landlord-friendly, cash-flow markets.[00:34:35] Invest for future success[00:38:16] Authentic journey to success: Follow, document, grow.[00:42:44] Real estate financial freedom through private money.[00:45:05] Raising money, unlocking real estate dreams.
Making 7 Figures On Amazon With Jacqueline Vagar @jacquelinevagar43:59Today I am joined by Jacqueline Vagar. Jacque is a 7 figure business consultant, influencer, youtuber, and motivational figure to women interested in business. Jacque has generated over a million dollars selling online, her story quickly got her attention on TikTok where she posted a single video just for fun and got millions of views overnight.She had just met her partner Sal, who she decided to create an e-learning business with called "FBA Growth University" to teach others about Amazon FBA. Together, they've built a community of over 1000+ Amazon sellers, have helped people from over 20 different countries, and have had over 50 million views combined on TikTok.We talk about how she overcame adversity in her childhood, how she started selling on Amazon, and tips for getting started. To connect with Jacqueline https://www.instagram.com/jacquelinevagar/
Job Hopping And Negotiating Your Salary With Hannah Williams @salarytransparentstreet57:02Today I am joined by Hannah Williams. Hannah Williams is a 26-year-old content creator in the Washington, D.C. area tackling a major issue: salary transparency. With her viral series, Hannah encourages strangers to share what they do and how much they make. She's inspired to combat discriminatory tendencies in employment and close pay gaps that affect women, POC, workers with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community.We talk about what inspired her to start Salary Transparent Street, negotiating your salary, job hopping, and going viral on Tiktok.To connect with Hannah https://www.instagram.com/SALARYTRANSPARENTSTREET/Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@salarytransparentstreet
Manifesting Your Dream Life With Nadia Khaled52:04Today I am joined by Nadia Khaled. Nadia Khaled is an alignment coach and content creator who helps women reclaim their inner power and manifest the life of their dreams. After being fired from her 9-5 job in 2022, she decided to learn the neuroscience, quantum physics, and universal laws behind success so she could become a manifestation master and create her dream reality as a business owner. After doing the research and experimenting with trial and error, she created her own unique approach and used it to manifest success as an entrepreneur (making 6 figures in her first year), grow her Tiktok account to almost half a million followers, and travel the world. She now teaches the same framework to her clients so that they can become limitless and fulfill their potential as they manifest the life of their dreams!To connect with Nadia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nadia.khaledd/?hl=enTiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nadiakhaledd?lang=enWebsite: https://nadiakhaled.com/Superhuman free trial info:1. Click the following weblink: https://sign-up.superhuman.app/nadia-membership2. Create a Superhuman account with your information3. On the payment page, enter the promotion code "NADIA"4. Start meditating!
Getting Started In Real Estate And Making Your First Million With Annetta Powell37:37Today I am joined by Annetta Powell. Annetta Powell is a Serial Entrepreneur and sought-after author, speaker, and coach who specializes in teaching people how to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality by creating multiple streams of income. Her program and entrepreneurial network, The Wealth Connect, has helped thousands of people master entrepreneurship and build wealth. She, herself, has sold over 600 properties totaling more than $50 million in real estate sales and owns multiple million-dollar producing tax stores, along with other businesses, proving she is not just someone who teaches but also someone who backs up what she says with massive results.We talk about how to get into Real Estate, digital products, and building passive income.To connect with Annetta https://www.instagram.com/annettapowell/