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Even Broken Bones Can’t Stop Adam Leitman Bailey from Reaching for Success

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After breaking both arms and falling into a coma, most people wouldn’t wake up and decide to win all-county honors for their high school track team. 

Most people aren’t Adam Leitman Bailey

Today, Bailey stands as one of New York’s most sought-after real estate lawyers. He leads an eponymous law firm that has earned its stripes winning some of the most important, bet-the-company disputes and deals of the 21st century — but back then, he was just a kid with a lot of guts. Any other teen might have taken the season off after surviving a violent car crash. Bailey, a senior in high school at the time, went to track practice with two casts and began training harder than ever before. He ran a record season, achieved all-county honors, and received an Award of Courage from his coaches and teammates just before his graduation in 1988. 

That incident occurred over thirty years ago, but it still tells you quite a bit about who Adam Leitman Bailey is. In many ways, it stands as a microcosmic example of an overarching theme in his life: he overcomes, thrives, and persists even when the odds are stacked and the path ahead is painful. 

The sheer persistence that drove Bailey to sprint (and win) with broken bones was developed during a painful childhood. At the age of five, he and his younger sister were uprooted from their home in New York and transplanted to California, where their mother struggled to find work as a teacher. Money was in short supply and emotional security lacking; the family often moved to flee their unpaid landlords, and the situation prevented Bailey from attending kindergarten. 

Little improved when Bailey was finally able to attend school. He was bullied for his thick New York accent and skinny frame. It was in school that he was forced to learn to be a leader and stand up for himself and his younger sister. 

It wasn’t long before Bailey found himself applying his developing leadership skills and passion for justice to broader causes. As a preteen, Adam Leitman Bailey spoke at his first public rally to protest the three-hour bus rides that children were forced to take to school. 

The oppressive bullying he faced continued when his family moved back to New York in Bailey’s early teens. He survived it, and threw himself into his studies. Looking back as an adult, Adam Leitman Bailey views those years almost as a kind of brutal training for his current life. In an article for the ABA Journal, he wrote: “I prepared for law school almost from when I could walk. I studied hard. I solved my own problems. I learned empathy and understood different types of people. I conquered so much just by surviving.”

It’s perhaps unsurprising, given this pattern of persistence, that despite being told as a child that “only rich people get to be lawyers,” Adam Leitman Bailey would go on to become one of New York’s best real estate attorneys. Despite not meeting a legal professional until college, Bailey pursued his dream; he put himself through college, and, ultimately, managed to grow his legal practice into one of the foremost firms in New York City’s real estate field.

Bailey’s persistence-first philosophy shapes his leadership approach. He outright refuses to hire first-year attorneys from Ivy League law schools who refuse to grade their students, believing that students who are forced to compete against each other for their rank will become better attorneys. Those who have worked with him know him as an unapologetic achievement snob who prizes hard work and results above all else. Even the pay structure for his business is a meritocracy, organized around the quality of an employee’s performance.

It’s fair to say that his tactics have seen success. Today, Bailey and his firm, Adam Leitman Bailey P.C., have been associated with some of the most significant cases of the new millennium, including prevailing in the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act cases, the Save Harlem Association v. Kimko case, the Ground Zero Mosque case, and the Trump Soho Association v Trump Soho Condominium. These achievements included reaching the largest settlement in condominium history as well as separately, the largest casualty settlement for a restaurant. Victories also included winning cases and making a new law for newly constructed condominiums and prevailing in both a case of first impression in a property land dispute as well as a landlord-tenant case of first impression.

He and his law firm have won every major award that a lawyer could win, including Commercial Observer’s Most Powerful Lawyers, Chambers & Partners’ Leading Law Firms and Lawyers, Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, and Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Rating.  

Adam Leitman Bailey is a heartfelt believer of persistence above all else — and, given the obstacles, pain, and doubt that he has so clearly overcome in his life, it seems impossible to argue with his methodology. 

Josue Arteaga is a 20 yr old Branding Expert and Ventur Capitalist. As the Vice President of Disrupt Media, his aim is to disrupt how personal branding is done through marketing tools like Social Media, Press, and Podcast in a unique way. Josue has worked with clients worth over $100m, celebs, and the worlds biggest entrepreneur influencers like Ed Mylett, Julius Dien, etc. As for as investing his owns and manages $2m in rev/yearly in meat markets and is expanding with his goal to own 1,000 meat markets and generate one billion in annual revenue by the next 7 years. If not he says "$10m a year doesn't sound so bad"

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This Is Steez Analytics, The Company Taking Over The Internet Marketing Service

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Entrepreneur and New Jersey native, Christopher Gonzalez owns a rising Internet Marketing Service called Steez Analytics, LLC based in Wilmington, Delaware.

He specializes in Media Buying and Lead Generation for celebrity brands, automotive dealerships and real estate developers. At just twenty-two years old, Christopher has built an advertising and media company that is already worth over Seven-figures and has a list of some of the most exclusive clients.

Christopher created Steez Analytics, LLC in April of 2017 after being mentored by entrepreneur Tai Lopez. Four Months after its creation, Steez Analytics, LLC was already generating six Figures in net profit with just him and his laptop. At Steez Analytics, LLC, Christopher runs Instagram, Facebook and Google Advertising Campaigns for high end clients. His main office is located in Wilmington, Delaware but he also serves clients across the United States including Jersey City, New Jersey and Nashville, Tennessee.

His motivation to dive into this young industry came from his parents. Born in the Bronx, New York, his parents were very poor. Christopher knew he never wanted him or his family to ever have to go back to that. Although his father made enough money to move them to the suburbs of Old Bridge, New Jersey, he was always busy working at his corporate job.

“My Father helped me understand that being your own boss at a young age is the only way to Real Freedom,” he shares.

In 2011, Christopher became one of the original internet stars on the Facebook platform, and in 2012 he did the same on Instagram. Going by the name @Gonzosteez, he jumped into the spotlight and gained quite the following. He decided to permanently delete his account, after realizing fame was not for him. He quickly noticed how dishonest internet marketing was and knew that he could bring a fresh perspective to the table. Years later, he decided that if he learned the paid advertising aspect of these platforms, he could help other people become famous instead, so that is exactly what he decided to do. He would not reveal the clients he has made famous or is currently making famous, but Christopher has found his niche and has been able to transform lives through his work.

His main challenge when embarking on this business was dealing with how fast the business grew.

“I had so many clients to fulfill work for that I actually had to refund many people that wanted to work with me. My business was in such high demand that we could not handle the workload initially due to saying yes to taking on so many people. Now we focus only on High End Clients,” he says.

His advice to future entrepreneurs is to seek out mentors in their field of choice. His mentors, along with his internet experience were crucial factors in his early on success. He also emphasizes the importance of having the right mindset, but going beyond that and being able to properly Execute the things you choose to do.

“I remember I had a positive brain, but still had trouble taking action. I say it’s 30% mindset & 70% action,” he emphasizes.

For Christopher, what sets him apart from other advertising and media companies is his honesty and integrity. He believes in telling the truth and doing the right thing, because in the long run this is what will always work out. His future plans are to continue to serve higher tier clients, and continue to revolutionize the marketing industry by always being honest and working hard to deliver results for his clients. In an industry like the one Christopher is in, honesty means everything, and that is exactly what he is bringing to the table for his clients. Christopher would not provide additional answers on what he has in the works, but be sure to expect more from this young all-star.

For more information on this entrepreneur, click here.

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HighKey Agency is Building Elite Personal Brands Worldwide

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HighKey Agency is a full service social media marketing agency that specializes in building elite personal brands. The part that makes this specific agency special is the fact that they don’t focus on direct return on investment from the services they provide. All the benefits of having a massive personal brand comes from careful implementation of high level content, press, and strategic Instagram growth, which pays the biggest returns in the long run.

Jordan Lintz and his younger brother Luke Lintz started their online business success over three years ago, which built a variety of connections to large influencers, as well as high networth individuals.

Jordan and Luke have created three companies under the “HighKey” name to date. Their first was an e-commerce company that sold consumer electronics, named HighKey Technology. The two brothers racked up over 15 million views on their videos and hundreds of thousands of followers by creating a unique personal brand company hybrid.

With the combination of experience of building a business from scratch and coincidental timing, they met their future business partner Stefan Aarino by random chance at a local cafe.

Stefan Being a large investor and coach in the real estate industry, was actively trying to grow his social accounts by burning through marketer after marketer. Nothing worked exceptionally well, which left all of his social media accounts under a few thousand followers/subscribers.

After a quick meeting between the three the following day, Luke and Jordan were suddenly put on a monthly retainer. Expanding from just Instagram, they researched how to grow other social media platforms and quickly proved results, which ultimately led to the creation of HighKey Agency. Only a few months into business with the agency, they met their next business partner and COO Trent Huss.

While initially just working in content creation and social media management, the agency slowly started shifting towards taking on a full-service management aspect. These other services include YouTube management, LinkedIn leads, full podcast services, PR & Press, and in partnership with their sister company HighKey Clout, Instagram growth.

Luke Lintz, the CEO of the company said, “We understand that our clients are very high level individuals. They have a lot of money sitting around and they want to get famous like everyone else. The main issue is they have no time to consistently post, much less on every platform. We come in and take over the whole process, regardless of where they are at in creating or managing their personal brand.”

In the eyes of the business partners, competition doesn’t exist. They suggest that every marketing company is different in what services they provide, and with HighKey Agency being no different from that rule, they have no competition. Always looking towards expanding to new services, setting up the infrastructure, and expanding upon them is the agency’s secret to continuously scaling.

Obtaining clients can be difficult when you explain there’s no direct ROI when they are spending marketing dollars, but the partners avoid this issue by using themselves as a prime example of what HighKey Agency can do for them. Both Jordan (@jordanlintz on Instagram) and Luke (@lukelintz on Instagram) individually boast successful personal brands that include a large social following, a podcast, consistent press across media outlets, and many other forms of an online presence.

A great example of indirect ROI is after growing Stefan Aarnio’s Instagram to 230k+ followers, offers began falling into his direct messages. One of these offers included an offer to be paid $10k for a speaking event, with travel and hotel included, where he went on stage and subsequently sold tens of thousands of dollars worth of his own product and services on top of the initial money.

Currently, the business partners are focusing on expanding their press section of the agency, which allows clients to have immediate authority in their field, increase SEO ranking in Google, and provide a much bigger opportunity to get verified. Every new service should provide value to the client, with press being no exception to the rule.

The goal with the agency is to be managing and representing the biggest names in business, and turning them into the biggest names online. Creating and building relationships have always been the priority, and the network will only grow moving towards the future.

If you’re interested in keeping up with HighKey Agency, check out the company’s Instagram.

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Ibru Will Be A Surefire Success Story In The Music Industry Thanks To His Unwavering Confidence

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The draw of being a successful musician is obvious. The fame, wealth, and lavish lifestyle associated with being a hot artist is something anyone would dream of achieving. For Ibru, he is more in the business of inspiring the next generation of kids just as artists before him did in his childhood. His passion for music has been clear since he was only a boy, and his mission to influence the next generation of youth is what keeps him grounded and hungry for more even if widespread success seems far down the line.

Speaking of success, his work ethic and unwavering faith has led him to gaining notoriety in the reggae genre. His hit single “Pinnacle” was featured on the “Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica Deluxe Edition Album”, which reached the top ten on the reggae billboard charts. Not only was he able to gain exposure through this album, but he was featured alongside other prominent artists Capleton and Mykal Rose. 

His latest EP “I’m So Focused” and his interview with Jamaica’s number one entertainment source The Star have also done a lot for his personal brand and helping expose his music. Shereita Grizzle of The Star was impressed by Ibru’s poise and confidence on the interview, which Ibru accredits to his dedication to his craft and steadying his focus. While it is hard to break onto the scene in Jamaica with its tough reggae audience, Ibru’s preparation and passion for music helped him get over the fear of taking them on. As his music bursts onto the scene in Jamaica, this interview will also win people over by the masses as his story continues to grow on an international level.

With all of the recent storylines and accolades surrounding Ibru, he wants to be completely clear  that success is not just a walk in the park. He understands that people are looking up to him for inspiration, and wants to be clear that there are times where the light at the end of the tunnel may be completely out of sight. Rather than giving in, resort back to why you started in the first place and realize that setbacks are all a part of the journey. Just as he never gave up, he hopes to influence his fans and people looking up to him to do the same and keep persevering. 

With the right team around him and the right mindset to succeed, Ibru has been ready to handle all of the ups and downs that come with finding success in the music industry. He has already seen some success in his young career, but this is truly only the beginning. Regardless of the fame he accumulates through his work, the mission will always stay the same: spread a message and inspire those who will come after him. 

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