Young and Profiting
Young and Profiting
Hala Taha
𝐋𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧. 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧. 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐭. At Young and Profiting Podcast we investigate a new topic each week and interview some of the brightest minds in the world―turning their wisdom into actionable advice you can use in your life no matter your age, profession or industry. Our subject matter ranges from enhancing productivity, how to gain influence, the art of side hustles and more! If you’re smart and like to continually improve yourself, hit the subscribe button, because you’ll love it here at Young and Profiting Podcast.
#88: Build a Community with Shanee Moret
Level-up your LinkedIn!   This week, I’m talking with Shanee Moret, CEO of MedSnake Media and a Linkedin mega-influencer. With over 20M+ views on LinkedIn and over 600k followers, she is one of the biggest influencers on the platform today.    In today’s episode, we’ll discuss Shanee’s childhood battle with cancer, the effects it has on who she is today, and her journey to entrepreneurship. We’ll also chat about how she created her business, the ways she built her LinkedIn following, and her top tips for creating LinkedIn posts that go viral.   Social Media:    Follow YAP on IG: www.instagram.com/youngandprofiting Reach out to Hala directly at Hala@YoungandProfiting.com Follow Hala on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Follow Hala on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yapwithhala Check out our website to meet the team, view show notes and transcripts: www.youngandprofiting.com   Timestamps:   03:11 - Shanee’s Experience and Battle with Cancer 06:24 - Why You Should Be Vulnerable and Share Your Challenges in Life 08:42 - Shanee’s Journey to Entrepreneurship 15:27 - How Shanee Built Her Business 17:41 - Shanee’s Initial LinkedIn Strategy 19:14 - Why Shanee Started Medsnake Media 22:49 - How to Know When There’s a Demand for Your Services 24:50 - Story Behind Shanee Meeting Her MedSnake Co-Founder 26:16 - The Way Shanee Landed Her First Client 29:28 - Creating an Organic Brand 30:34 - Guidance on How to Start a LinkedIn Community 33:07 - Why to Post Different Types of Posts on LinkedIn 35:05 - Shanee’s Secret to LinkedIn Growth 39:12 - Story of Shanee’s Most Popular Post 42:01 - How Shanee Decides What to Post 44:20 - Discussion of Why HR Posts Do Well 45:45 - Formula to Going Viral 47:52 - Can you make an Income From LinkedIn? 50:30 - Shanee’s Next Big Moves 51:25 - Shanee’s Secret to Profiting in Life   Links Mentioned in the Show:   Shanee’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaneemoret/ Shanee’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shaneemoret/?hl=en Shanee’s Website: http://www.growthacademy.global Shanee’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Pta5QrU8dTZLRVfQpg-yA
Nov 8
48 min
#87: Practice of Creativity with Seth Godin
Hear from the GOAT of marketing! Our guest this week is Seth Godin, marketing mastermind, public speaker and best-selling author. You may know him for one of his 20 books, including his newest book, The Practice. He is also the founder of Akimbo, hosts the Akimbo podcast, and creates some of the most sought-after marketing courses online, including the altMBA. Today, we talk with Seth about some of the core principles of marketing and how they apply to everyone - not just marketers! We also dive into his inspiration behind his newest book, The Practice, how to approach creativity as a professional, the importance of generosity with ideas, and why people may be holding themselves back from success without knowing it. This is an episode you won’t want to miss!   Hala’s Wicked Self-Improvement Playlist: Sign up to Podyssey see my curated playlist of top self-improvement podcast episodes from YAP and my favorite legendary and up-and-coming podcasters. Get ready to listen, learn and profit. Follow the link in my show notes to check it out: https://podyssey.fm/list/id36564?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=yap   Links:    Follow YAP on IG: www.instagram.com/youngandprofiting Reach out to Hala directly at Hala@YoungandProfiting.com Follow Hala on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Follow Hala on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yapwithhala Check out our website to meet the team, view show notes and transcripts: www.youngandprofiting.com   Timestamps:   01:21 - Seth’s Failures over his Career 03:36 - Why Imposter Syndrome is Widespread 05:25 - What is Permission Marketing? 07:51 - How to Know When Content is Relevant 10:13 - Explanation of Smallest Viable Audience  14:39 - Why We are Addicted to Stories 19:57 - What are Marketers Doing Wrong in 2020 22:27 - Personalization vs. Permission Marketing 24:16 - Seth’s Opinion on Automation Tools 27:22 - Why Seth Decided to Write His New Book, The Practice 29:09 - Problem on Focusing on Outcomes 31:10 - The Juggling Analogy 33:20 - Definition of a Leader 34:23 - Definition of Art 35:17 - The Importance of Generosity 37:05 - Why People Hold Their Work Back 38:03 - Why Writers’ Block Doesn’t Exist 40:58 - Profession vs. Hobby 42:20 - Seth’s Secret to Profiting in Life   Links Mentioned in the Episode:   Seth’s Website: https://www.sethgodin.com/ Seth’s New Book, The Practice: https://seths.blog/thepractice Seth’s Blog: https://seths.blog/ Seth’s Podcast, Akimbo: https://www.akimbo.link/ Seth’s Workshops: https://www.akimbo.com/
Nov 1
48 min
#86: Negotiate Anything with Alexandra Carter
Learn how to get what you want!   In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Alexandra Carter, an award-winning negotiation trainer and professor at Columbia Law School. She is also best-selling author of ‘Ask For More.’ She has worked closely with leaders at major organizations like Google, Zynga, the United Nations, and NBCUniversal.   Today, we’ll talk about Alex’s journey to be a world-class academic and negotiation expert she is today as well as the basics you should know before going into a negotiation. We will also dig deeper into how to gather information during a negotiation, common mistakes made in a negotiation, and why you should continue to ask for more, even during a pandemic.   Hala’s Wicked Self-Improvement Playlist: Sign up to Podyssey see my curated playlist of top self-improvement podcast episodes from YAP and my favorite legendary and up-and-coming podcasters. Get ready to listen, learn and profit. Follow the link in my show notes to check it out: https://podyssey.fm/list/id36564?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=yap   Calls to Action:  Follow YAP on IG: www.instagram.com/youngandprofiting Reach out to Hala directly at Hala@YoungandProfiting.com Follow Hala on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Follow Hala on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yapwithhala Check out our website to meet the team, view show notes and transcripts: www.youngandprofiting.com   Timestamps:   02:54 - Alex’s Career Journey 06:24 - Her Most Intense Negotiation Story 08:51 - Definition of Negotiation 10:40 - What are Mirror Questions? 14:55 - What are Window Questions? 18:41 - Information Gathering Techniques 22:28 - How to Begin a Negotiation 30:53 - Sexism vs. Feedback 39:02 - Biggest Pitfalls of Negotiations 41:41 - How to Understand Feelings 48:30 - How to Ask For More in a Pandemic 53:10 - Alex’s Secret to Profiting in Life   Links Mentioned in the Episode: Alex’s Website: https://alexcarterasks.com/ Alex’s Book, Ask For More: https://alexcarterasks.com/book/ Alex’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexandrabcarter/ Alex’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandrabcarter/
Oct 25
57 min
#Interview: Career Advice with Hala  [A Few Things Podcast]
Today on the show we’re replaying a session from earlier this summer that I did for the Rutgers University’s Global Entrepreneurship Experience Teen Camp and college students. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by James Barrood, who’s a business and ecosystem advisor, global speaker and host of “A Few Things Podcast.” Jim has a passion for building and strengthening startup and innovation ecosystems. In the interview, we discuss insights from my side hustle and entrepreneurial journey, career advice and more!   Links:   Follow Hala on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yapwithhala Reach out to Hala directly at Hala@YoungandProfiting.com Follow Hala on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Follow YAP on IG: www.instagram.com/youngandprofiting Check out our website to meet the team, view show notes and transcripts: www.youngandprofiting.com   A Few Things Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/21-hala-taha-host-young-and-profiting-podcast-influencer/id1526155088?i=1000491591974
Oct 22
52 min
#85: Spice Up Your Company Culture with Monty Moran [Part 2]
Want to know how to build and maintain a strong culture? This week, our guest is Monty Moran, former co-CEO of Chipotle Grill and a previous lawyer and managing partner of a law firm. Monty was integral to the massive popularity explosion of Chipotle across the United States in the late 2000’s. Currently, he is a chairman on many corporate boards, an advisor to many start-ups, and a new author. His new book, Love is Free. Guac is Extra. is released October 20. In today’s episode, we have a lot to cover - so much so that we’ve made this a two-part episode! We will start off our conversation with Monty today by hearing his early career journey and how he ended up at Chipotle after being a lawyer for 10 years. We will then dig deeper into his best strategies for creating a great culture, nuances in communication, and hear his fascinating stories of interacting with people from all walks of life.    Links:    Follow YAP on IG: www.instagram.com/youngandprofiting Reach out to Hala directly at Hala@YoungandProfiting.com Follow Hala on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Follow Hala on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yapwithhala Check out our website to meet the team, view show notes and transcripts: www.youngandprofiting.com   Timestamps:   00:55 - Monty’s Career Path Thus Far  03:00 - How He Built Trusting Relationships With Employees 13:05 - Where Monty Got His Confidence 16:51 - The Best Strategy to Succeed 19:19 - Why Monty Went Undercover at Chipotle 28:30 - Monty’s Definition of Leadership 31:03 - Why Culture is So Critical 40:39 - Monty’s Learnings from Raw, Honest Conversations 45:26 - Importance of Curiosity and Vulnerability  51:40 - Body Language Tips 58:09 - Characteristics of Looking for Talent 1:06:52 - Advice for Promoting a Mission 1:18:00 - Quick Phrase Explanations 1:24:24 - Monty’s Secret to Profiting in Life   Resources:   Monty’s Website: https://montyfmoran.com/ Monty’s Book, Love is Free. Guac is Extra: https://montyfmoran.com/pre-order-book/ Monty’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/montyfmoran/
Oct 19
41 min
#85: Spice Up Your Company Culture with Monty Moran [Part 1]
Want to know how to build and maintain a strong culture? This week, our guest is Monty Moran, former co-CEO of Chipotle Grill and a previous lawyer and managing partner of a law firm. Monty was integral to the massive popularity explosion of Chipotle across the United States in the late 2000’s. Currently, he is a chairman on many corporate boards, an advisor to many start-ups, and a new author. His new book, Love is Free. Guac is Extra. is released October 20. In today’s episode, we have a lot to cover - so much so that we’ve made this a two-part episode! We will start off our conversation with Monty today by hearing his early career journey and how he ended up at Chipotle after being a lawyer for 10 years. We will then dig deeper into his best strategies for creating a great culture, nuances in communication, and hear his fascinating stories of interacting with people from all walks of life.    Links:    Follow YAP on IG: www.instagram.com/youngandprofiting Reach out to Hala directly at Hala@YoungandProfiting.com Follow Hala on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Follow Hala on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yapwithhala Check out our website to meet the team, view show notes and transcripts: www.youngandprofiting.com   Timestamps:   00:55 - Monty’s Career Path Thus Far  03:00 - How He Built Trusting Relationships With Employees 13:05 - Where Monty Got His Confidence 16:51 - The Best Strategy to Succeed 19:19 - Why Monty Went Undercover at Chipotle 28:30 - Monty’s Definition of Leadership 31:03 - Why Culture is So Critical 40:39 - Monty’s Learnings from Raw, Honest Conversations 45:26 - Importance of Curiosity and Vulnerability  51:40 - Body Language Tips 58:09 - Characteristics of Looking for Talent 1:06:52 - Advice for Promoting a Mission 1:18:00 - Quick Phrase Explanations 1:24:24 - Monty’s Secret to Profiting in Life   Resources:   Monty’s Website: https://montyfmoran.com/ Monty’s Book, Love is Free. Guac is Extra: https://montyfmoran.com/pre-order-book/ Monty’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/montyfmoran/
Oct 18
47 min
#YAPSnacks: Killer Ways To Boost Confidence with Hala and Jordan
In this YAP Snacks episode Hala and Jordan talk all things confidence! YAP Snack is a podcast series of bite-sized and digestible content hosted Hala Taha and fellow podcaster Jordan Paris of Growth Mindset University.   Links:   Follow Hala on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yapwithhala Reach out to Hala directly at Hala@YoungandProfiting.com Follow Hala on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Follow YAP on IG: www.instagram.com/youngandprofiting Check out our website to meet the team, view show notes and transcripts: www.youngandprofiting.com
Oct 15
17 min
#84: The Path to Financial Freedom with Peter Mallouk
Are you ever confused or overwhelmed at the prospecting of investing?   If you are, don’t worry! Our guest today, Peter Mallouk, has simple strategies on how to invest and save as well as why it’s so important.   Peter Mallouk is the CEO of Creative Planning, a wealth management firm, that has been ranked #1 in America by outlets such as CNBC and Barron’s. Peter has been on Worth Magazine’s Power 100 rankings and has received other accolades such as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He is also a financial industry thought leader and author. His upcoming book, The Path, is all about helping you achieve financial freedom and is co-authored by Tony Robbins.   In today’s episode, we’ll talk about common misconceptions that Peter has encountered in his many years in the financial services industry as well as his thoughts on the news and its impact on us as investors. We’ll also cover topics such as the importance of diversifying, the plans you should lay out before investing, and how to find the right financial advisor to meet your needs.   Links:   Follow Hala on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yapwithhala Reach out to Hala directly at Hala@YoungandProfiting.com Follow Hala on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Follow YAP on IG: www.instagram.com/youngandprofiting Check out our website to meet the team, view show notes and transcripts: www.youngandprofiting.com   Timestamps:   01:11 - How Peter Met Tony Robbins and All About Their New Book 03:53 - Why the Financial Services Industry is Broken 05:00 - How to Find a Great Advisor 06:53 - Truth About Today vs. the Past 10:49 - The Contradictory Thing About Media and the News 13:36 - Why is Now the Best Time to Start Investing 15:37 - Why it’s Important to Diversify 17:49 - Real Life Example of the Importance of Diversifying 19:30 - The Six Human Needs 21:58 - The Power of Compounding 24:20 - Why it’s Important to Know What We Want 25:58 - Financial Independence vs. Retirement 27:15 - Important Plans to Have Before Investing 28:48 - Difference Between Brokers vs. Financial Advisors 29:50 - When Should You Get a Financial Advisor?  31:30 - Tips for Someone Working at a Corporation 33:34 - Advice about Insurance 35:08 - What to Look at for Financial Planning 37:20 - Peter’s Secret to Profiting in Life   Mentioned in the Show:   Peter’s New Book, The Path: https://www.amazon.com/Path-Accelerating-Journey-Financial-Freedom/dp/1642937010 Peter’s Website: https://creativeplanning.com/ Peter’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-mallouk/ Peter’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/PeterMallouk/ Peter’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPeterMallouk/
Oct 11
41 min
#YAPLive: She Means Business: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs [Propelify Innovation Festival 2020]
Hala recently hosted the “She Means Business” panel during the 2020 Propelify Innovation Festival, powered by TechUnited:NJ, focused on ways to use tech to #BuildABetterFutureForAll.    Speakers: Hala Taha, Producer & Podcast Host, Young & Profiting (Moderator) Debra Sandler, CEO, Mavis Foods Lisa Ascolese, “The Inventress” Kathleen Griffith, Founder & CEO, Grayce & Co.   In this discussion, the ladies discuss their career journeys, hurdles that females encounter during entrepreneurship, and how we can increase the number of S&P 500 board seats filled by women.      Follow YAP on IG: www.instagram.com/youngandprofiting Reach out to Hala directly at Hala@YoungandProfiting.com Follow Hala on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Follow Hala on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yapwithhala Check out our website to meet the team, view show notes and transcripts: www.youngandprofiting.com
Oct 8
30 min
#83: Networking Hacks to Land a Job in the Pandemic with Jonathan Javier
Learn how to make a lasting impression on recruiters and new connections from Jonathan Javier! Today, Hala is yapping with Jonathan Javier, CEO and Founder of Wonsulting. Jonathan has previously worked at tech giants like Google, Snapchat, and Cisco before starting Wonsulting. The mission behind Wonsulting is to help students from non-target schools land dream jobs at major companies through resume workshops, speaker series, and more. In today’s episode, we’ll talk about Jonathan’s start in the tech world and how COVID prompted him to work on Wonsulting full time. We’ll also dig deep into advice for current job seekers, tips to nail your next interview, and how to grow a meaningful network.   Social   Follow YAP on IG: www.instagram.com/youngandprofiting Reach out to Hala directly at Hala@YoungandProfiting.com Follow Hala on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Follow Hala on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yapwithhala Check out our website to meet the team, view show notes and transcripts: www.youngandprofiting.com   Timestamps   00:59 - How the Idea of Wonsulting was Created 02:43 - Are Companies Missing Out by Only Targeting Ivy-Leagues? 05:29 - Starting a Side Hustle with a Full Time Job 07:24 - When Jonathan Realized He Had to Leave his Full Time 08:33 - Challenges Jonathan Has Faced 11:05 - How Recruitment Has Changed with the Pandemic 16:24 - Jonathan’s Advice for Those Who Lost Their Job 18:44 - Advice for Minorities to Stand Out When Applying for Jobs 21:25 - Current Advantages for Job Seekers 24:15 - Learnings from Rejection 26:22 - Jonathan’s Experience with Imposter Syndrome 29:51 - Best Tips on Interviewing 31:40 - How Jonathan Prepped for Interviews 35:17 - Jonathan’s Personal Networking Story 40:21 - Strategies to Grow Your Network 43:35 - What to Do vs. What Not to Do When Networking 45:25 - How to Share Wins Without Bragging 48:28 - Jonathan’s Intro to Speaking Engagements 53:41 - Ways Jonathan Improved His Speaking 55:01 - Why Jonathan’s Biggest Post Went Viral 56:36 - Jonathan’s Secret to Profiting in Life   Links   Wonsulting Website: https://www.wonsulting.com/ Jonathan’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanmjavier/ Jonathan’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathanwordsofwisdom/ Jonathan’s Website: https://jonathanwordsofwisdom.com/ Wonsulting Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wonsulting/
Oct 4
1 hr
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