“The Spectacular Experience” is a Podcast featuring Spectacular Blue Smith who is best-known as a member of the R&B/hip-hop group Pretty Ricky. In recent years he has reinvented himself as a social media guru, No.1 bestselling author, keynote speaker and entrepreneur. Smith is known as one of the "Top Marketing Gurus To Watch" by Huff Post, ranks among the "Top 5 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in Tech & Music" and honored as the "Innovator Of The Year" by Black Enterprise, and named one of the "Greatest and Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs" by Inc Magazine.While he is still a musician, the past few years have seen the majority of his time devoted to his business Adwizar (a company that manages, grows and monetizes social media accounts). The 25-person business, based out of Los Angeles, runs accounts for major stars and the growth of inspiring personality brands. Clients (or "partners," in Adwizar lingo) include Birdman, Jermaine Dupri, J. Holiday, Soulja Boy, Kevin Gates, Fat Joe, T-Pain, Lil Boosie and nearly 100 others. From a CEO prescriptive, Smith shares his insights of entrepreneurship in company with other entrepreneurs, speakers, artist and athletes- who share their expertise that empowered them to outperform, outwork, and out hustle their way to the top.
Unresolved fear causes procrastination, avoidance behavior, overwhelms you, anxiety, and inaction. This is something that everyone experiences in their life and in business. Having the courage to willingly become aware of your own fears and conquer them unlocks your inner power.
Anything that you fear, walk towards it.
How do you build a team when your business is starting from ground-zero? How do you get others involved without having a startup plan? Or having absolutely zero sales? The answer is to start with those who trust you in the current moment! That could be a best-friend, a family member, maybe even someone from your workplace. In Episode 26 Spectacular breaks down the process and what to except at each step.
Having multiple streams of income isn't about having multiple businesses from the start. It's about having the patience and endurance to master one business through its ups and downs and possibly even rock bottom.
Keep your resilience and that ONE business can and will fund MULTIPLE.
In Episode 24, Spectacular gives tips on maintaining professional relationships by breaking down his own system that helps organize your communication style towards your peers. Having trouble maintaining professional relationships? Ask yourself 'How am I communicating?' Communication is the foundation of relationships and organization.
In this episode, Spectacular gives his tips on how to leverage and expand your existing business network to gain more clients.
"Our friends don't love us for what we do, they love us for who we are (hint, the same is true for customers, clients & employees)" - Simon Sinek
After seeing this cat on YouTube in 2012, I created a Twitter account name GrumpyyCat and made the cat go viral within days making her the most popular meme on the internet. My account gained over 1M followers.
Grumpy Cat is one of the richest cats in the world. From merch in places like Walmart and Macy helped generate over a net-worth of 100 million.
If you're not supporting the right people in your life, you're supporting the toxic ones. Test your circle for weak links.
Toxic people try to control you.
Toxic people disregard your boundaries.
Toxic people take without giving.
Toxic people are always “right.”
Toxic people aren’t honest.
Toxic people love to be victims.
Toxic people don’t take responsibility.
"Using mantras and affirmations actually changes neural pathways in the brain, as well as reprograms the subconscious. This new circuitry becomes a natural part of your personality (personal reality)." - Maryam Hasnaa
"Compassion is the key. While empathy is the tendency to feel others’ emotions and take them on as if you were feeling them, compassion is the intent to contribute to the happiness and well-being of others. Compassion, therefore, is more proactive, which means we can make a habit of it. By doing so, we can counter the loss of empathy that results from holding power, and in turn enable better leadership and human connections at work." - Harvard Business Review (Leadership Article - February 2018)
It's easy to focus and fall in love with the materialistic end result (the jewelry, the cars, the clothes, etc.) without acknowledging the mindset used by the giants we admire (Jay-Z, Diddy, Nipsey Hussle) that earned the accomplishments we tell ourselves we're striving for. So what's more important? What makes one person more successful than the next? It starts with what you value and what you know makes you truly valuable.
How do we create a system that enables us to become our greatest-self? Becoming our greatest-self requires us doing our Inner-work (Self-Improvement) while creating and maintaining an environment of people that have our best interest at heart. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Life in general with always have obstacles no matter what you wish to do, its important to move smart. To move smart; you have to get smart. You need to study like you’re career depends on it because it does. Why? Because If you’re doing business within a lane in which its culture you don’t understand—you WILL create unnecessary obstacles for yourself. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Most people don’t like specifying goals because they don’t want to specify conditions for failure. If you keep yourself vague and foggy, which is easy, it won’t be apparent when you have failed. Not specifying your own goals means not knowing your target and not having a clue what you’re aiming at, so now what? You must plan a life that you would like to have. Having a schedule makes all the difference to having the day you actually want—while simultaneously creating the possibility of a goal-structure. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Focus on being the best in your own World!. Your main competition should always be yourself. This creates transparency to what you actually want in life. Your mind is now no longer cluttered with ‘What will everyone else think?’ A clear mind is a mind that can make precise decisions, which in-turn creates a better life overall. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
People often say that there isn't a single person that can hold them back from achieving their goals that they set for themselves. No parent, professor, best friend or stranger can dictate your future. However, although those people shouldn't prevent you from being successful, there is one individual who will always be there to judge you. Whether you like it or not, they will be there peering over your shoulder, overanalyzing every decision, criticizing every flaw. That person is you. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Negativity is contagious. Not having positive people around you that have your best interest in mind will and does slow you down tremendously. Luckily we are now in the “Information Age”. You can Google just about anything including your own personal like-minded mentor on YouTube or a Podcast. The next time you come across an obstacle you can now ask yourself ex.“What would Master P or Warren Buffett do?”. https://academy.adwizar.com/webinar-registration This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
There are two things you need to know too be successful. What are your strengths and what is your passion? Combine the two and research those like-minded individuals. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.