Trailblazers.FM

Trailblazers.FM

Trailblazers.FM is an interview style podcast exploring stories of successful black entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals. Join host Stephen A. Hart for your weekly dose of motivational mission fuel, as he extracts the knowledge, resources and tools of these accomplished trailblazers, to provide you the know-how, confidence and motivation you need to blaze your trail. Access 200+ episodes of black excellence, including conversations with Dr. Dennis Kimbro, Patrice Washington, John W. Rogers, Jr, Janice Bryant-Howroyd, Eric Thomas, Nicole Walters and many more. New episodes are released every Monday morning at 5am ET... Show More

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January 6, 2020
In the Bible, the book of Ecclesiastes‬ chapter ‭3 says   “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.    The Word says there is “a time to be silent and a time to speak” ‭‭ Blazer Nation ... for the past 4 years I’ve spoken and shared over 200 episodes with you. I’ve always been honest with you guys and right now I’m telling you the truth when I say that I am not in a great state of mind and ...
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Do it before you’re ready!  The action to take is to take action!  
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Merry Christmas  Blazer Nation   Last week I shared an inspirational episode titled Acres of Diamonds, where I told you that you had all you needed and that somewhere within the work you are doing today,  lurked an opportunity which could bring you everything you could possibly want for yourself, your family and your career.   As I thought more about that, I wanted to follow up with one of the best episodes we had this year that wa...
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Today, I’m going to share a story with you that was originally told by the founder of Temple University in Philadelphia, Dr. Russell Herman Conwell. He told this story more than 6,000 times all around the world.   This famous inspirational lecture, Acres of Diamonds, has inspired me in so many ways and I'd like to share it with you today.
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Your vision wants to come to fruition for you just as much as you want to see it for yourself. But a lot of people forget to do the work. You can't just slap a picture up on the board. That's nice, but what are you going to do to get there? What are the steps that you're going to take? And a lot of it has to do with mindset over money.

This week's feature is a PON DI REPLAY throwback to December 2016 with past trail...

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Today, I lift my head and I see this seed that I planted over 200 weeks ago. And I didn’t just plant it and leave it. No, I  watered, nurtured and cared for this podcast (my baby) each and every week. Not a Monday morning at 5am went by that I didn’t have an episode going live for you in nearly 4 years. And today, we celebrate yet another amazing milestone in episode 200.

There are so many of you who over the years have shared a DM...

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Many of you might be online, but your website or social media profile doesn't have the right visual and verbal identity. You aren't clarifying  your purpose and mission, and no one can really make sense of who you are, who you’re serving and what you’re serving. In today's episode, we discuss the 5 elements that helped me lay the right foundation for my podcast and personal brand to overcome some of these obstacles.

Thi...

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Teachers are blown away because they'll give me the kids that say they hate math and I'm like, yeah, I'll take them. That's what I look for. And from there they'll do more work in my class the first day meeting me than they would have the entire semester. So this is really impactful.

This week's featured trailblazer is Marcus Blackwell.

Marcus Blackwell is the CEO and Founder of Make Music Count, a math curr...

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Messaging is so important because it just makes it clear how you add value to your industry, and a lot of people just aren’t clear about that.

Our featured trailblazer is Maya Elious.

Maya Elious is a personal branding strategist that teaches experts how to position themselves as the go-to authority figure in their industry so they can confidently launch their signature offer.

She’s helped hundreds of students and clients get clear...

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I want to create long-term wealth that will last multiple generations and that produces cash; among the different options to invest, real estate is a very, very clear option.

Our featured trailblazer is Tawan Davis.

Tawan Davis is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of The Steinbridge Group, which has structured, executed and invested nearly $1 billion in commercial and residential real estate. Under Mr. Davis’ leaders...

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As an entrepreneur and business owner, there is never enough learning that can be done.

Our featured guest is Raymond McKenzie.

Ray McKenzie, founder of Red Beach Advisors, an executive business and product strategy, operations, and process consultant with more than 20 years of experience with public, private, and start-up tech companies specializing in growth and scaling strategies. 

Ray has held various senior executive positions...

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It really takes one step, one leap of faith, to grow something beyond what you ever imagined you could.

Our featured guest is Jeresha "Sherri J" White.

Sherri J started with one childcare facility and opened it because of her passion for education and children. She never imagined becoming a real business guru, opening five more childcare facilities, and starting a business coaching venture.

Needless to say, listeners should...

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3 of the many takeaways from my conversation today with Tammeca Rochester of Harlem Cycle: 1. No matter your college degree, you can create the life you want.  2. No career is absolute. At any point you can pivot and change direction  3. To open a business you don't need to be the expert but you need to surround yourself with those that are  

Our featured guest today is Tammeca Rochester.

Tammeca Rochester is owner and founder ...

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Eric Thomas, aka E.T. The Hip Hop Preacher kicks off our first episode of the 2019 Trailblazers.FM Entrepreneurs series. 

 

“The version of you that you are right now is keeping you from being everything you should be. Who you are right now is responsible for why you're not where you supposed to be…. who you are is keeping you from being who you should be and your dreams though, are the only thing that's telling you “Come o...

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The Black Male Equity Initiative is an interactive exploration of what wealth and equity look like and how you can build it. The intent of the Black Male Equity Program is to establish a foundation from which to build, grow, and expand the Legacy Wealth perspective of black men by measuring and monitoring four specific milestones and results of a black male cohort.

Our episode this week is a panel discussion about the first cohort ...

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Cities United works to support the network of Mayors who are concerned with the issue of keeping young Black men and boys and their families safe, healthy and hopeful. Cities United partners with these leaders in the quest to reduce the homicide of Black men and boys by 50% by the year 2025.

Our featured guest today is Anthony Smith, CEO of Cities United.

My ask today is that you’d help share this episode. If you're posting to ...

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Being relational drives business. Your brand/business must be about more than just transactions in order for it to thrive. The beauty happens in between the transactions/deals. When you are relational, you step into the spaces between transactions, so to speak, and that step-in is what makes clients come back, makes them choose you, makes colleagues recommend you, and makes people want to work with you.

Our featured guest today is ...

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When Black males start to achieve, the mobility rates for our community will pick up exponentially.  That is the opportunity for us, but it is also the risk, if we don’t.

Our featured guest today is Jim Shelton.

James “Jim” Shelton is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Blue Meridian Partners.

In this role, Jim is investigating new areas where significant focused capital can help solve problems at scale and advising Blue Meridian. Jim is ...

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Instead of helping children beat the odds, our work is about changing the odds for children.

Our featured guest today is Tonya Allen.

Tonya Allen, a serial “idea-preneur,” serves as The Skillman Foundation’s president & chief executive officer. Her two-decade-long career has centered on pursuing, executing and investing in ideas that improve her hometown of Detroit and increase opportunities for its people, especially children,...

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The driver’s seat is mine.  I claim it.  I am responsible for my career.  I am responsible for the outcomes.  No one else.

Our featured guest today is Simone Morris.

Simone Morris is CEO of Simone Morris Enterprises LLC, a thought leader in diversity and inclusion, specializing in directing organizations to leverage inclusion as a core strategy for competitive advantage as well as providing coaching to empower women to get in the d...

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