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Interview with Brian Condenanza

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When did you decide that you wanted to become an entrepreneur?

I never decided to become an entrepreneur, it was my natural way to create cool things that I wanted to see in my world. I always admired people that create things out of nowhere, and I have a lot of fun creating new things, thinking and brainstorming new ideas. I’m a very curious person and I ended up doing things on my way to understand how they worked.

Does your family support you in your efforts? How?

Absolutely. My family is always very supportive with my ideas. I have great parents and my brother is also my best friend. I also have great friends and I always count them as my family too. I’m very lucky to have a great family and I do my best effort to don’t take it for granted.

What message would you send to inspire all the other entrepreneurs out there who look up to you?

I hope they find the strength to have the courage to be themselves, because the things they’ll create with their own authenticity are going to be unique, and the world always needs entrepreneurs with new ideas. But that’s very cliché, so let’s try again… Try to find your own motivation, because we are all moved by different things. For some people, it is about helping the world but for others may be creating something beautiful, and I believe they are all so valid. That’s still cliché but a little bit better.

What do you understand about the crypto industry that other people don’t understand?

I like to think that I’m good at connecting the dots in a new industry. Many people tell me that I can see patterns others can’t see 8and maybe that gives me sort of an edge to see where things are moving. I talk to many different people in my daily basis, from VCs, daytraders, founders, developers, people who know the industry really well but don’t invest, people who moving from finance into crypto… I like to keep updated not only from the inside but from the outside too. I love to listen founders talking about their visions of the world but also listen to daytraders and see what they like or hate about the companies I work with. I don’t limit my social circles, because I like to see the industry from many different perspectives. The movement is bigger than investors or startups only. This is way bigger. I’m so lucky to meet so many people with different personalities, talents and visions of the future and to me, it’s really a privilege to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

What trends do you see emerging in blockchain and cryptocurrency in the next 5-10 years?

The world is going to be tokenized. The changes that we will see in blockchain and cryptocurrencies will alter our world, but in my vision, it’s going to be more integrated to other technologies as well. Many people see cryptocurrencies as the biggest transfer of wealth to a different generation. I’m not so interested about that aspect. I want to see real disruption that helps our society to be more fair, with more access to opportunities and a world with less inequality and poverty. We will have a different financial system. Some people are very scared of this but I believe it will be for the best, it is really up to us to create and reinvent a new system that works well for everyone.

Recently, the New York Times reported that Brock Pierce and other Bitcoin Billionaires are looking to create a Crypto Utopia in Puerto Rico. What do you think of his plan to create the first Cryptocurrency bank on the island?

Many Puerto Ricans don’t like this idea and I definitely understand that. They went through a lot and so they are afraid of bringing a whole new, revolutionary industry into their island. I think that Puerto Rico should seize this unique opportunity. This is a special time in history, and even when we are moving to a world that’s more decentralized in every aspect, we will still have crypto hubs around the world, and the citizens from these populations will definitely enjoy many of the benefits. For blockchain entrepreneurs, Puerto Rico offers an unparalleled tax incentive: no federal income taxes, no capital gains tax and favorable business taxes without having to renounce American citizenship.

Do you think we will see more crypto investors moving to the Caribbean?

Absolutely, many are moving to the Caribbean in a way or another. It is a beautiful place with great people, and I see many blockchain entrepreneur with good intentions moving their operations there. I believe that it makes a lot of sense, both from a business side and as a social movement too. Although, I like to think more in terms of mass adoption, and location has a lot to do with that, but in my opinion it isn’t so important where the companies are based if the local population doesn’t use it. I am not so interested in articles of incorporations, I want to see more pioneers in these locations, because they know their problems better than what we think we can understand them.

Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Disrupt Magazine Anthony Delgado, is a Puerto Rican American software developer, businessman, activist and philanthropist. Delgado is also the host of the Disrupt Podcast where he interviews the most disruptive business owners, leaders and change makers in the world. Delgado is best known as the founder, and chief executive officer of The Disrupt Foundation, a social impact movement to grow Puerto Rico’s technology ecosystem and host of the semi-annual Disrupt Puerto Rico Conference. Delgado has also helped mentor thousands of students, all from the comfort of his home in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Meet Sam Taggart: The Entrepreneur That is Revitalizing Door to Door Sales

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Sam Taggart has been knocking doors since he was eleven years old. Coming from a family of businessmen and women, Sam began his career painting curbs. Quickly rising to the top, Sam had a profitable business of $100,000 before he graduated high school. After serving a 2-year mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Sam stepped into the Home Automation industry where his career skyrocketed.

As a successful, competitive door knocker, Sam sold over 400 alarm accounts making a bold statement in the industry that college wasn’t the only answer to having a successful career that could financially take care of his family. After his accomplishments, he decided to take his career to the next level by switching to the Solar industry and becoming the VP of Sales. Being VP of Sales was great; however, while building the business he learned some basic fundamentals that were missing across the industry and felt inspired to create something bigger.

Against all advice, Sam pursued his passion to Unify, Up-level and Bring Honor and Integrity to the door to door space. Not having any idea how he’d build the business, he quickly joined forces with his sister Abigail Ayres, and they went to work. Together, they created, built and launched D2D Con (Door to Door Conference) locking in over 25 vendors and 900 attendees their first year. Many people in the industry mocked Sam for his idea, not really understanding his vision or if he’d actually do it. Year one of his conference he even had a friendly fire, but that didn’t stop Sam from pursuing his mission. Here He is 4 years later, 3000 attendees from all over the USA, Canada and England and over 85 vendors.

Sam had no idea when he stepped out of the Home Automation and Solar Industry, that 4 years later he would have a Million Dollar Company, his dream job, with his dream team, and his dream house, marking off several of his “bucket list” items all by the time he turned 30. Over the last 4 years, Sam has added many products and services to his company. Originally creating a sales conference to neutrally train and up level all industries, Sam discovered the industry was calling for more. He trusted his intuition and created a white label virtual training platform, business consulting service, business bootcamps and coaching services.

Through Sam’s experience he has learned that many people are skilled at sales, but many companies don’t have systems and processes to assist in supporting their sales representatives. In order for Sam to achieve his goal of Unifying, Up leveling and Bringing Honor and Integrity to the door to door space, he saw his vision needed to be much larger and expanding was necessary. Speaking engagements taking him all over the United States, he quickly saw a need that wasn’t being met and began to fill it.

In today’s world with COVID-19 rapidly spreading, causing many businesses to go virtual and shifting the entire sales industry as we once knew it, Sam has quickly adapted and is teaching people all over the world how to virtually sell and connect. He is also training many businesses on how to keep their doors open and sales flowing.

Now, more than ever, Sam is clear on one thing, “I will never let anything hold me back from taking committed action to achieve my goals.” Sam continues to say: “I will continue to adapt and leverage my sales skills to innovate, contribute, unify and inspire people across the world. My mission is being fulfilled on a daily basis as more and more people see what we are building and why and how it can apply to their business. It’s not just door to door sales, it’s business in general.”  

Sam trains thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies, sharing tips and tricks on Sales, Recruiting, Training and Leadership development. Sam is an Author, Speaker, Podcaster, Consultant, husband and father to 3 beautiful girls. To follow this entrepreneur’s journey on Instagram, click here.

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Learn How Professional Barber Jacob Joseph Is Taking Over Social Media With His Awesome Cuts!

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Insta famous Barber Jacob Joseph is one individual who is disrupting the barbering industry. Jacob, also known as jjaybeardedbarber is a licensed barber whose goal in life is to become the best person he can be, not only I’m his craft but his overall life. 

 

Making A Difference 

 

Today, the barbering industry is saturated with a lot of youthful talents. So one might conclude that it’s impossible to break out of the crowd and be different. 

 

Jacob didn’t have the mentality in mind. To ensure that his name was heard in his industry, Jacob invested in himself and his craft. He sought out courses from different top barbers in his industry such as Chris bossio, Wade the Barber, S&D, etc.

 

This allowed him to connect with people and gain advice from them firsthand. Apart from barbering courses, Jacob also invested in social media courses. This helped him take his social media game to the next level. 

 

According to Jacob, investing in social media was his best decision yet, this helped him in carving a name for himself in the shortest time possible.

 

Drawing Inspiration

 

When asked what his source of motivation is, Jacob, hints at the need to inspire other people to make something out of their lives. He also shares that in order to provide for his family, he needs to achieve considerable success, in his health, wealth and spiritual life.

 

Helping Others

 

When it comes to leaving a smile on a client’s face, Jacob is unmatched. Unlike most professionals in his industry, Jacob ensures that he listens to his customer’s concerns and answers any questions they have. He does this to ensure that he replicates the exact haircut they had in mind.

 

Apart from this, Jacob also engages in meaningful conversations with his clients on different aspects of life. This gives him the opportunity to share his knowledge and also learn from his customers as well.

 

Achieving Success

 

Jacob shares that the key to his growth and success is consistency. As an Instagram icon with 100,000 followers, Jacob is always on the clock. He has an obligation to create educational and entertaining content for his followers and to do this he needs to be consistent.

 

He also explains that in order for him to be the best possible version of himself, he needs to be open-minded. Open-mindedness helps him learn all the knowledge required to become one of the most sought after barbers in the world.

 

Currently, Jacob is garnering as much information as he can in order to create a barbering course. This would help upcoming barbers understand the ropes of the job and also give them the push they need to become world-class professionals.

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How He Became a 6 Figure Entrepreneur by the Age of 13; Meet Zishan Manji

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At the age of 13, most boys are getting ready for high school, getting into sports, and transitioning into young men. At the age of 13, Zishan Manji was sparking his interest in business, being surrounded by self-made wealth or born into wealth, Zishan knew he wanted to pursue business. With no direct entry, Zishan pursued his path and began selling wallets on Amazon. Being only 13 years old, the merchant platform decided to kick him off; nonetheless, a determined young Zishan didn’t let that deter him, and that’s where his career began.

Ebay was the next online merchant option, so he began to learn more about selling online from other sellers already doing the same. Zishan ordered 100 vaporizers, which were a soon to be booming online product, and quickly sold his entire inventory. At the time, Zishan was outpacing everybody selling vaporizers on eBay and managed to hit his first six figures, all while still being in high school. 

From 15 – 18, Zishan was diversifying in different online products, but the big challenge that put Zishans skills to the test was when he began to see at a local level. Zishan was consumed by selling Kodi devices. Unfortunately, the online demand at the time was not there, but it was at a local level. Using his business ingenuity, Zishan committed to selling these devices at the local level, and he thrived until it became too much work for him alone. Zishan hired his two best friends and scaled that business to generate six figures in profit. 

Unexpected Turn of Events 

Right around this time, Zishan’s mother became gravely ill and tragically passed away a few months after. Zishan was crushed. For weeks, he pushed everyone away, isolated himself, and fell off in his business. It was indeed one of the toughest periods for the young entrepreneur. Thankfully, Zishan had a great support system from friends and family. After what seemed like an eternity, Zishan managed to pull himself together and move forward with a driving purpose.

Zishan decided to drop out of college and pursue building his e-commerce business full time. He dropped thousands of dollars on courses, networked like crazy, and invested in himself to be an e-commerce expert. 

Today, Zishan has made millions selling products online, retired his father, and even bought himself and his father their dream cars. Zishan’s business has grown from just three people to over 20 people working on his team. The primary mission Zishan is focused on pursuing is educating his online community on e-commerce, avoiding mistakes, and overall showing them what’s possible if you’re willing to work hard for it. Not only has Zishan completely changed his life, but countless individuals by helping them progress in their e-commerce ventures and hit their first 6 figures. It’s to no surprise, Zishan Manji is the King of e-commerce. 

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