Man Versus Brand

Man Versus Brand

What would your life look like if you just could call up your best homie and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me why my life or my business is falling apart, over shots." Now imagine that conversation results in a great night filled with empathy, laughs, critical thought and strategy. That’s what we do here. Every week we will discuss an event, person or analyze a culture/business/life phenomenon to determine how to grow. Deeon Brown is a young guy in his 40’s obsessed with start-ups, marketing, innovation, art, Jordan 8s, Netflix and the human condition.

Episodes

September 15, 2022 72 min

How embracing discipline, drive, and determination can lead you to your best life regardless of the circumstances you are confronted with. Maya Angelou once said, “The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” This is true for any endeavor we undertake, especially when we do self-work. Our lives will be shaped by what we want, but our ultimate greatness will be determined by those who we affec...

Share
Mark as Played

How a simple approach to conflict resolution and hard conversations might allow you to truly be seen, heard, and validated. Because you know, the elephant always comes with a mouse. David Wood, founder of Focus CEO believes in the power of naming things. Specifically, David has created a system that can allow you to identify, describe, simplify, organize and, more importantly, engage with difficult people, conversations and even yo...

Share
Mark as Played

How developing strategic, trusted partnerships can allow you to overcome fear,  take charge and make the right decisions. As entrepreneurs, we all tend to have an obsessive take on our business which can sometimes lead to micromanagement, unilateral decision-making, and a healthy fear of delegation. That’s not the space that we want for ourselves or our companies. In this episode, we speak to attorney Dara Rosenbaum, founding partn...

Share
Mark as Played

How dedicating just minutes a day to reading can vastly improve your family’s success trajectory. Top CEOs read 60 books a month. Your child reading for 30 minutes a day can critically improve their grade scores. What would happen if you and your family read every day? You would be in line with top CEOs, and your kids would kill it in school. That’s a part of Danny Brassell’s mission. In addition to being a multi-book author, speak...

Share
Mark as Played

How telling your story can create a path to healing yourself by helping others to heal. Leah M. Forney believes that the power of storytelling is but one of the many tools you can employ to heal, thrive and win. In this episode we discover how one woman overcame multiple sexually violent assaults to thrive and become a celebrated author and filmmaker of her and other women's stories. We discuss Leah’s upcoming film and book, he...

Share
Mark as Played

One of the greatest strategies to wellness that you can be offered is the opportunity to affordably see the world. Marco Torres wants you to see the world, and to make that happen; he has created a company to facilitate the ability for businesses to provide you travel perks. In this episode, we talk to Marco about his passion for travel and how that informed his business ventures. Starting in Puerto Rico, Marco was determined to be...

Share
Mark as Played

How music can directly impact mood, health, fitness, and well-being. It's no secret that music has properties that allow us to tap into frequencies, and wavelengths that catalyze mood, thought, and focus. Did you know that changing how your body recovers from injury is possible based on the music you are exposed to? I didn't, but my guest, Mark Romero is not only a world-renowned musician and frequent collaborator with NASA...

Share
Mark as Played

How we relate to others and ourselves can determine our trajectory of success. Know thyself. It's a mandate that so many of us have quoted, yet so few are truly invested in. Why? I believe that knowing yourself is as liberating as it is frightening. That means that many of us are operating in this world with how we think we are being perceived and not infact how people interact with us. That's a problem that we can fix. Ent...

Share
Mark as Played

How spiritual wellness is a cost-free collaborative process of learning, experiencing, and connecting to something that already exists plentifully. Everyone thinks that they have it figured out. You ask most people about spirituality and they will give you their religion and the belief system it prescribes. But what would happen in a world where we all openly discussed our personal experiences with a higher power and all the ways i...

Share
Mark as Played

How discovering one's true mission and points of fulfillment can not only change individual lives but entire communities of people. We consistently hear that change starts with you. What if we were to embrace that ideal truly? If person by person, we made ourselves better and for a net effect of that, the world became better. That is Stephen Milverton's take on empowerment, change and community. He posits that as each of us...

Share
Mark as Played

How you can improve your overall health by investing in long standing cures that pre-date Western medicine. Every day there's a new superfood, antioxidant, or berry that can revolutionize your dietary needs and health. For entrepreneurs, leaders and pretty much everyone, we consistently look for the item with the greatest return on investment. We want the cheat code to longevity. But how can we determine the right dosage, herbs...

Share
Mark as Played

How you invest your resources can be the difference between life and death. Bronson isn't only a company founder and investor; he is passionate about his contribution to ending human trafficking and all the atrocities that exist in that ecosystem. So, we not only talk about how to make money and invest soundly but also how access to resources can lower the risk of being trafficked in much of the world. Many instances of someone...

Share
Mark as Played

If we learn more from failing than we do from winning, at what point do we truly embrace our wins? In today’s episode we talk to JM Ryerson about mindset, adopting a winning outlook and how that outlook can be tested by loss, life and failure. JM Ryerson is an international speaker, mindset & business coach, author, and host of the Let's Go Win Podcast. We also discuss how to acquire a mindset of abundance. We talk toxic po...

Share
Mark as Played

You can live your best life at any age. Did you know there’s no age limit to finding your purpose and allowing your life experiences to fuel that purpose? Seriously. You can create wealth for yourself and your family at any point in life by aligning yourself with your goals, vision, and best self. That is the philosophy of the podcast and the mission statement of LaQuita Monley. In this episode, you will learn that your future will...

Share
Mark as Played

Give Me Twenty Minutes And Let’s Discover How You Can Be Present For Yourself Now and Not Later. It’s July 4th weekend, what better way to celebrate than to have a conversation around the independence of choosing to be present for yourself. Give yourself the permission to try again today. Whether it’s a project, a new career, a family goal or mission, today is your best guaranteed moment to actualize what will make you happy. Tomor...

Share
Mark as Played

Tomorrow Will Be Shaped By Empowering Children With Emotional Intelligence And Critical Thinking, Then Letting Them Lead The Way. Nate Turner is a Human Propulsion Engineer. He literally thinks and passionately acts to drive progress. This isn’t just true in his profession but also his personal life. From the viral TEDTalk, ”We Owe Generation Z An Apology Today,” to authoring over seven books, to being a committed father, husband, ...

Share
Mark as Played

The Way You Speak With Others Can Have The Greatest Effect On Your Life and Business. You want to learn how to win through communication? Language and communication, both verbal and non-verbal are the source of understanding. It is how others understand us that will oftentimes determine how we form trust, build relationships and ultimately succeed. However, sometimes what we mean does not always have the same meaning for others. Pe...

Share
Mark as Played

How The Perception of Nigeria Affects The Likelihood Of Getting Outsource and Freelance Work. Olubusayo, also known as Chriswebtech, has been in digital marketing for as long as we have been in the Pandemic. He has witnessed and worked through the rise of NFTs, Discord servers and TikTok Marketing. He also works on the other side of the world. Life in Kwara, Nigeria is one of mixed blessings and hardships. On the one hand, you have...

Share
Mark as Played

From A Place With Little Internet Bandwidth Is Born An Entrepreneur With Great Skill And Ambition. Kamran Ahmed is disciplined, soft-spoken but knowledgeable. Every answer he provides is metered and well thought out. That is his business, being thoughtful. From his hometown of Mansehra, Pakistan, Kamran runs a thriving market research, business proposal and virtual assistant business. He has a grasp of what his clients want and how...

Share
Mark as Played

You Deserve The Rich And Satisfying Life You May Believe Has Been Taken From You. Loss feels overwhelming. There,  I’ve said it. We also recognize that overwhelming may feel different depending on who you are. That’s where Nesreen comes in as a professional certified in life and grief coaching. She is the owner of Harbor Light Coaching, and she understands grief on a profoundly personal level and as a trained and certified coach. T...

Share
Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Serial is a podcast from Serial Productions, a New York Times company, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episodes are released on Thursday mornings.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    Morbid

    It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

    The Official Game of Thrones Podcast: House of the Dragon

    Welcome to the Official Game of Thrones Podcast: House of the Dragon produced by HBO Max and iHeartRadio. This show is the go-to audio destination to unpack and discuss everything Game of Thrones for casual and die-hard fans alike, starting with the new HBO Original series, House of the Dragon. Join our hosts Jason Concepcion (X-Ray Vision) and Greta Johnsen (WBEZ's Nerdette podcast) every week as they share insights, fan questions, exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, and a whole lot of thoughts and opinions. It’s the only podcast with the inside scoop on all things Game of Thrones. It is also produced in association with Crooked Media.

    Dateline NBC

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

    Connect

    © 2022 iHeartMedia, Inc.