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Bryan Quaranto, CEO of ProprioX is taking over the world at only 23 years old

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ProprioX is the newest global corporation to look out for. I had the opportunity to interview CEO, Bryan Quaranto to discuss how he launched his first global corporation at only 23 years old. Bryan not only donated to the Disrupt Foundation, sponsored the upcoming TEDx Condado but he also came with us in person to help donate laptops to college students in Puerto Rico. Bryan is creating a Good Future by recognizing it in the world.

Bryan Quaranto is a well known entrepreneur who has created multiple brands across the United States and Puerto Rico. Now he is taking on the rest of the world as he launches his first global corporation, ProprioX. Helping others along the way, Bryan is focused on developing a real culture in his company called the Honey Empire, a popular term coined by serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, for extra sweet results. In his new company, Bryan Quaranto will be working on with small business and large corporations looking to develop their brands for the future.

Tell us your story. How did this all get started?

I’ve been building websites since I was 10 years old. I grew up in a small apartment with my mom and brother after my father died when I was 13. School wasn’t for me, I was not a good student. I knew I was going to be successful, but college was not the answer and neither was selling drugs, I thought that there had to be a different route, and I said to myself why am I going to work under someone else my entire life when I can be my own boss? So to create a better future, I launched my first company, Dreamwood Media at 19 years old. After about 3 years of developing and working on Dreamwood Media, I decided to level up, globally, so at 22 years old, I launched my first global brand and soon to be corporation ProprioX.

When I realized I was bridging the gap between problems and solutions. People and companies have problems, I am here to solve them.

I have built multiple successful brands for all different types of audiences and I am continuing to progress in my line of work.

We are focused on brand engineering. We offer consulting and marketing services. ProprioX is a new corporation designed and built as a parent company to serve all the brands we own or operate. Dreamwood Media is a media company owned by us that serves ProprioX. ProprioX is a financial arbitrage machine. ProprioX: Creating a better future by recognizing it. We offer 4 services: Brand Engineering, Social Communications, Community Organization, and Corporate Supervision. Each service is designed to help different audiences.

Bryan thank you again for coming on Disrupt Magazine and for what you have been doing in the community here in Puerto Rico.

Connect with Bryan and ProprioX at the links below. 

https://www.facebook.com/propriox

https://www.instagram.com/propriox

https://www.twitter.com/propriox

https://www.linkedin.com/bryanquaranto 

As an organization, we exist to empower the new generation of thought leaders, developers, creators, digital marketers and entrepreneurs, to learn new skills, grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. Our global campuses and pop-up workshops will help to eradicate poverty. We are part of a global movement to increase diversity in tech and grow new economies in underserved communities around the world. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is WiFi and a dream.

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Red flags and a steamy tryst send award-winning songwriter Brandon Calano into a heartbreak spiral on Becoming Young’s sensual single, “High.”

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There’s just something ‘bout you, Girl/This could be so dangerous Brandon Calano—who releases music as Becoming Young—sings on the smoldering new single, “High.” She’s irresistible, the warning signs are undeniable, but impulses and booze enable the ill-fated seduction.

“I was very single at the time and enjoying it. I was definitely not looking for a relationship, but I met a girl one night who changed the course of my life,” the Nashville-based artist details.

“High” will be released April 24th 2020 as a single, and later included with a 4-song EP of balmy summer jams. These releases will seed the path to Becoming Young’s upcoming album, which will feature tracks produced by Ryan Hadlock (Vance Joy, the Lumineers, Phillip Phillips, Milo Greene, and Brandi Carlile). Slated to mix the record is John O’Mahony (Matt Maeson, Coldplay, 21 Pilots, Vance Joy). The new album will explore the heartache aftermath of “High.”

The intoxicating slow-grind of “High” blurs the lines between electro pop, indie pop, R&B, singer-songwriter narrative writing, and urban pop. It features an ear worm of a sensually jazzy guitar hook, and the slow-burn singing of a confident man getting a little weak in the knees as he falls prey to uncontrollable desire. “High” draws from the urban-hued electro-pop stylings of Two Feet, Khalid, NoMBe, Dennis Lloyd, and Beauville.

The Nashville-based artist who is an accomplished singer, songwriter, producer, and mixer invited some friends to collaborate with him on his latest. “High” was co-written with producers/singer-songwriters Knox Morris and Will Sivy. The track was produced by up-and-coming Nashville-based producer Austin Shawn.

Brandon basically fled his hometown of Boulder, Colorado to rebound from the fallout he experienced after his relationship with the love interest in “High” ended. He moved to Nashville not knowing a soul, but quickly found his way into the fertile music scene, playing songwriter rounds and showcases nearly every night of the week. Career accomplishments to date include winning Nashville’s esteemed True Music Room Top Writer Series; his first pop single, “Trippin,” accruing over a quarter-million streams on Spotify; and playing sold-out shows in Atlanta, Denver, Boulder, Portland, and Seattle.

Brandon has been working closely with Grammy-nominated producer Ryan Hadlock on his next album. That association has opened many doors, including connecting him with Chuck Morris, CEO of AEG Presents. This is an association close to Brandon’s heart as both he and Chuck are graduates of University of Colorado at Boulder. Brandon has also been enjoying a brother/sister collaboration with his sibling, Carson Calano, an accomplished visual artist whose singular aesthetic has helped define Becoming Young’s imaging.

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Meet Mike Morse, The Man Who Built Michigan’s Largest Personal Injury Firm

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It has become clear who the “Legal Titan” is in Michigan. Mike Morse’s personal injury firm, Mike Morse Law Firm, collected more than $160 million in settlements and verdicts in 2018, and has won over one billion dollars for his clients since it was founded in 1995. The office is made up of 150 employees and 50 attorneys making it the largest personal injury firm in the state. Morse mastered turning rejected cases into thousands of dollars in settlements and referral fees and is known today as a leader in Michigan’s legal community.

The “855-Mike-Wins” phone number is truly fitting.

When someone achieves so much, people want to know how it was done. Lawyers have come to Morse for years asking how he built his firm. Here’s the inside scoop on what he believes is the key to his success.

Perseverance Is Key

Like in any business, Morse had to overcome challenges that tested his commitment to his goal and to himself.

Before Morse finished law school, his father, who was also a lawyer and who he planned to go into business with, passed away.  He was left with nothing.  This was Morse’s initial test of his dedication to his vision. However, he believed great things come to those who learn how to overcome setbacks. Morse chose to continue to pursue becoming a lawyer and eventually built a well-established practice.

Then, in 2008, a fire engulfed Morse’s building.

Some might give up after such a devastating loss, but not Morse.  He was calling his clients the next day.  Like most people, he had no experience rebuilding from such a devastation, let alone grasping what to do in the moment. However, by staying committed to the values he knew regardless of the scenario, Morse handled the situation day by day and his comeback story continued.

When Your Big Break Comes, Give It Everything You’ve Got

A few years into running his own practice, Morse’s father-in-law introduced him to “Sid”, Detroit’s premier personal injury attorney at that time. Despite having to pay Sid forty percent of the total fees he brought in from the cases (the typical rate being only one-third), Morse knew how big the opportunity was so he accepted the offer.  Sid referred Morse a handful of cases, and he brought his best to every case.

One day, Morse received a case from Sid likely worth only $2,500. Continuing to work his hardest no matter what, Morse managed to get $25,000 for it. When he sent Sid his check for the case, it opened up the door for him. Sid immediately began sending more cases, eventually referring Morse 70 percent of his personal injury cases.

At the peak, Morse was paying Sid more than $4 million a year in referral fees, and it was all because Morse treated every case like gold. He gave every client the highest level of service and it paid off.

In 2011, Sid unexpectedly parted ways with Morse. Like many times before, Morse immediately had to plan his next move. He knew he needed to create a new way to bring in clients and not have to rely on or be affected by an outside factor. 

Become Fireproof

With the experience Morse gained from his father’s death to the fire that burnt down his office to the moment Sid stopped referring him cases, Morse learned how to “fireproof” his business.  Today, his firm is the largest personal injury firm in Michigan.

Morse believes anyone can adopt his principles and operate by them. He hopes to inspire others to trust their values and stay committed to their personal goals regardless of how difficult the path may look.

Morse is putting the finishing touches on a book he’s titled Fireproof, How to Take Your Law Firm From Unpredictable to Wildly Profitable. The book will be out later this year. If you’d like to learn how to fireproof your business, you can sign up here to be notified when it’s released.

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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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