30 to Life - Redefining the Black Experience

30 to Life - Redefining the Black Experience

Breaking stereotypes, building legacies, and helping others along the way. 30 to Life is for 30 somethings trying to make it in America. Tune in every Friday with Muki and Brown as they have stimulating conversations with a hint of comedy about everyday millennial life, wealth, health, and everything else. 30 to Life is more than a podcast, it is an experience. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/30tolifepod/support

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July 16, 2022 26 min
In the this episode the guys celebrate reaching 100 episodes! They discuss the genesis of the podcast and lessons they learned over the last 2 years. Later they discuss what’s next for the podcast and guests they would like on the show. Tune in! Be sure to check out our bonus episode this week as we continue our celebration of 100 episodes on YouTube featuring a very special guest. https://youtube.com/channel/UCQhmskTHdfYOFwJleMPdX...
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In this episode, the guys chat about Brown’s new book Daddy’s Weekends. He breaks down his journey to create the book and what inspired him to write it. Tune in! Get a copy of Daddy’s Weekends on Amazon https://a.co/d/0eXUbKo Daddy's Weekends is a fun educational children's book that tells the story of a child's exciting and educational weekend with her father. Whether it is dancing, meditating, or learning together,...
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In this barbershop episode of 30 to Life, the guys discuss Lebron James officially becoming a billionaire. We discuss how he has redefined the black athlete and set a model of excellence on and off the court. Later we discuss black billionaires in the Us and what we learned from them. Tune in. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/30tolifepod/support
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In this episode the guys chat with Marcus Whitney, the founding partner of Jumpstart Health Investors. Marcus breaks down his journey from college dropout, waiter to self-taught, successful entrepreneur. Tune in! More about Marcus: Marcus Whitney is Founding Partner of Jumpstart Health Investors, the most active venture capital firm in America focused on innovative, healthcare companies with a portfolio of over 100 companies. He...
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In this episode, the guys open up talking about the new Batman movie and how it compares to the Dark Knight. Later in the episode they discuss lessons that they are teaching their kids and reflect on things they learned growing up. Tune in! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/30tolifepod/support
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In this episode, the guys chat with Matthew Kincaid, a former social studies teacher, and school administrator is now the founder, CEO, and Chief Consulting officer of the non-profit, Overcoming Racism. Matthew breaks down critical race theory, anti-racism, and the challenges of the current education system. Later, he discusses his journey from teacher to full time entrepreneur. Tune in! More about our guest: Matthew Kincaid, a f...
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In this episode, the guys if the government should forgive everyone’s student loans. They also discuss if it should be based on your income. Later, they discuss their journey of paying down their debts and what they would do differently if they could go back in time. Tune in for a great discussion on college and student loans! Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/30tolifepod/support
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In this episode, the guys discuss their experience at the The Natural Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington D.C. They break down why everyone should go to the museum, how they felt walking through the exhibits and what they learned. Later, they discuss impostor syndrome and how they overcame it throughout their career. Tune in. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/30tolifepod/support
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The guys chat with serial entrepreneur, Sunni T. Connor. Sunni runs three businesses, including a tax service, naturallysunni.com and Zirah hair products. She's also an author and motivational speaker. In this episode, she discusses her journey from 9-5 to full time business owner and the lessons she learned along the way. She breaks down how she builds relationships and the importance of networking. Tune in. Learn more about...
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In this episode, the guys chat with David McKnight. David is the founder of McKnight Image Lab, where he helps high-achievers leverage their professional image and personal brand in order to get higher salaries and better opportunities. Tune in.  More about our guest: Since beginning his career as a management consultant in the late nineties, David’s non-linear professional journey has taken him from presenting in corporate board...
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In this episode the guy chat with Ellie Diop. Ellie Diop is the Founder of Ellie Talks Money & Ellievated Academy. She is a business strategist, author, and transformational speaker who built a multi-million-dollar business in one short year. She breaks down her journey of hardship & adversity and the steps she took to change her life. Later she gives practical advice for business owners and lessons she learned to create a ...
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In this episode, the guys chat with Robert Kennedy III. Robert is a trainer, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and coach in leadership communication and presentation confidence. He breaks down the power of telling your story through communication and connection. Later, he give tips on public speaking and leading others. Tune in. More about out guest: Robert Kennedy III has over the past 15+ years, he has executives and ...
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In this episode, we chat with Asha Christian, the CEO of Coily. She discusses her journey of creating her first app in high school to ultimately creating an app dedicated to black women's hair. Later, she breaks down the lessons she learned along the way and what steps you need to take to create a successful app. Tune in. 

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Asha is very passionate about using technology to solve the problems that effect und...

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In this barbershop episode, the guys talk about being comfortable wearing durags and embracing black culture in corporate America. Later they discuss the importance of black fathers and the impact their fathers had on their lives. Tune in. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/30tolifepod/support
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The guys welcome back Sae'Von Springer of Native Assets on the show. He discusses all things Metaverse and takes a deep dive on blockchain technology. Tune in.

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Sae’Von Springer is the founder & managing partner of Native Assets, a blockchain firm specializing in empowering clients with the knowledge & tools required to secure their assets, preserve their purchasing power, & compound their wealt...

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In this episode, the guys chat with Jared Washington. He is the CEO of Healing Outreach Purpose and Empowerment (HOPE) LLC. It is a unique private practice offering psychotherapy services to adolescents and adults battling mental illness throughout the metro Atlanta area. He discuss mental health in the black community, the importance of therapy, and his journey into entrepreneurship. Tune in. Resources mention in the episode: w...
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In the special episode of barbershop talk we chat with Zellie Imani. Zellie is a Black Lives Matter organizer, journalist, and educator. They guys discuss politics, activism, reparations, the progress of the black community, and more. Later he shares his journey into activism and how his parents helped shape his views today. Tune in. More about our guest: Zellie Thomas ( aka Zellie Imani ) is a Paterson teacher, entrepreneur, Bl...
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The guys chat with Regina Gwynn, co-founder of Black Women Talk Tech, the largest membership organization of black women tech entrepreneurs and the only conference designed for that community. This collective has a unique understanding of the challenges faced in the technology ecosystem, but also of the advantages they can bring. Its mission is to identify, support and encourage black women to build the next billion dollar business...

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In this episode, the guys chat with Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman about her upcoming book Homeschooling Black Children in the US: Theory, Practice and Popular Culture. She breaks down her experience as a former homeschooling mother, the impact homeschool has on black children in America, and so much more. Tune in.  More about our guest: Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Colemann. is a former homeschooling mother, cultural curator, community organi...
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In this episode, the guys chat with Michael Anthony. He is the founder of Think Unbroken, a best-selling author, award-winning speaker, podcast host, coach, and advocate for adult survivors of childhood trauma. He shares how he went from homeless to hero and steps he took to have an unbroken mindset. Later he breaks down the keys to healing from trauma and how to change your life. Tune in! More about our guest: Since 2016, Micha...
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