Anything goes if it makes you grow! Young and Profiting podcast helps you grow financially and professionally by investigating a new topic and interviewing experts each episode. It’s our mission to educate millennials on key topics in a fast and mobile-friendly way. We do all the heavy lifting for you― ensuring the most relevant and impactful information is provided in each podcast episode in an engaging manner. We take time and care to craft the highest quality product for our listeners!
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Episode. 18: EQ Is The New IQ with Lousin Mehrabi
Ever noticed how the best students in school don’t always succeed later on in life?
Let’s face it. IQ is important, but it doesn’t always guarantee success. The ability to understand and express emotions also plays a pivotal role in whether we make it or break it. In fact, EQ has been cited as the most important factor when it comes to job performance, and a top quality that hiring managers look for.
Tune into #18 to boost your EQ with Lousin Mehrabi, an executive life coach and Certified Professional Negotiator who helps C-Suite executives grow in the areas of complex negotiations, emotional intelligence & leadership.
Episode. 17: Spilling The Tea on Entrepreneurship with Steve O'Dell
In 2019, coffee has some major competition —> enter matcha, a green tea that offers caffeine without the crash. Not to be mistaken as just another trendy drink sipped by instagram models, the green tea is jam-packed with vitamins, anti-oxidants and good-for-you-stuff that can prevent cancer, improve focus, make your skin glow, promote relaxation and more! No wonder people love matcha so matcha.
In our latest YAP episode, we chat with Steve O’Dell, the Founder & CEO of Tenzo Tea, an up-and-coming matcha tea startup. Tune in to hear him spill the tea on launching his company—— from getting seed funding to building a brand—— and uncover all the health and energy benefits that Matcha tea has to offer!
Episode. 16: Ranking #1 In Life & On Google with Deepak Shukla
Do you even SEO? Still playing by rules you heard 5 years ago? Well, ya better step it up because all the #youngandprofiters are doing it!
In this episode we chat with Deepak Shukla, career coach and founder of the award-winning SEO agency Pearl Lemon. Deepak has lived a lot of life in his short 33-years. He was an up-and-coming rapper, started several businesses, trained as a British soldier, backpacked through over 50 countries and the list of his extraordinary experiences go and on!
Tune in to find out why randomness is your best strength and hear Deepak’s best personal lessons and SEO tips to rank number one in life and on Google, Youtube and more!
Episode. 15: Leadership Has No Rules with Kevin Kruse
Everything you know about leadership is wrong! Well, not everything, but there are many popular leadership practices that science has proven is not the best approach.
Tune into this episode to become a better leader with Kevin Kruse, the Founder & CEO of LEADx.org, a AI-powered leadership development platform with a mission to spark 100 million leaders over the next 10 years. Kevin is serial entrepreneur, an accomplished author, and also hosts a popular podcast called the LeadX Leadership Show.
Kevin has seen time and again that the leadership practices that actually work are the opposite of what is commonly taught and implemented. Hear him debunk popular leadership principles, get a better understanding of self-leadership and learn why having a no-rule culture in your organization can boost productivity.
Episode. 14: Anchor Your Success with Caspar Craven
Ahoy, Young and Profiters! In this episode we’re yappin’ with Caspar Craven, a man who is famous for sailing around the world with his wife and 3 small children. Caspar is a British entrepreneur, adventurer and motivational speaker who has built several million dollar companies from scratch. He currently spends his time speaking with businesses and leaders from around the world, and helps them become more successful through better collaboration and teamwork.
Episode. 13: Growth Hacking Secrets with Josh Fechter
A growth hacker is a creative rule breaker. They must continually think of new and innovative ways to drive growth. They are masters in things like social media, blogging, A/B testing, copy wiring, UI/UX, automation, email marketing, SEO and more. While this might sound similar to a digital marketer, the main difference is that digital marketing is focused on brand and positioning, while growth hacking is all about testing and perfecting different tactics and strategies to achieve one thing and one thing only—GROWTH! In this episode, Hala interviews Josh Fechter, CEO and founder of BAMF (Badass Marketers & Founders), a growth marketing agency and exclusive Facebook community with over 30,000 members. Josh is the former head of growth for several venture-backed companies who rose to fame this year on LinkedIn by starting a viral storytelling trend that broke the professional social media network’s algorithm. Growth hacking is not just a 2018 buzz phrase. Tune in to learn how Josh overcame early career failures, unlocked growth hacking secrets, and became one of the top growth marketing influencers in the world
Episode. 12: Unlocking the Power of Sleep with Daniel Gartenberg
Millennials are known to be the “always tired” generation. Everyone under the age of 40 seems to be exhausted. And for good reason— we’re working longer hours, taking on second jobs and side hustles, dealing with more competitive environments, glued to screens and phones that zap our mental energy, caring for small children and the list of stressful triggers goes on and on. In fact, we millennials wear our lack of sleep as a badge of honor. Needless to say, it’s time we millenials unlocked the power of sleep. To do this, we’ve invited Dr. Daniel Gartenberg on the show, a leading sleep scientist who has dedicated the past 10 years helping people get a better night’s rest through his sleep coaching consultancy and innovative sleep apps. Tune in to learn the function of each sleep stage, how much and how often we should sleep, tips to get better sleep, the best ways to nap, and gain insight on what the future of sleep.
Episode. 11: Elevate Your Personal Brand with Dr. Natalia Wiechowski
What does your personal brand say about you? In today’s digital world, unless you have no social footprint at all, you have a personal brand— whether you like it or not. With 264 million people on social media, it might seem like an impossible task to stand out from the crowd. However, we can take control of our image by being intentional about everything we do online, and by creating content that represents who we are or the expertise we bring to the table.
In this episode, Hala sits with Dr. Natalia Wiechowski, personal branding strategist, LinkedIn unicorn and leading edutainer, to help us take our personal brands to the next level. Learn how to become an influencer online, why being authentic is the new perfect and the importance of storytelling as a content creator.
Episode. 10: The Art of Side Hustles with Nick Loper
In this episode, Hala explores the art of side hustles with Nick Loper, founder of the popular blog and podcast, Side Hustle Nation. Nick currently makes his living off 15 different income streams, and so he’s the perfect guy to give us practical advice on how to make some extra cash on top of our 9-to-5s. Stay tuned for tips on how to launch a side hustle, the most lucrative side hustles to start now and how to turn a side hustle into your main hustle.
Episode. 9: Getting in the Right Mindset to Attract Money With Bola Sokunbi
Do you have the right mindset to attract wealth? Many of us are not reaching our full financial potential because we are sending out all the wrong vibes. Whether its feelings of jealousy or anxiety, taking control of our emotions and setting intent are the first key steps to achieve our financial goals. In this episode, Hala chats with Bola Sokunbi, a money expert and CEO of Clever Girl Finance on why “knowing your why” is so important, the need for gratitude, and practical ways to take action with saving, budgeting and investing.
Bonus Episode: Hala's Come Up Story
By popular demand, this bonus episode is dedicated to getting to know our host! The tables turn and Hala sits down with Dayne Kamela to get interviewed herself. Learn about Hala’s failures and successes, including her early career at Hot97, leading a group of 50 female bloggers, and almost snagging her own show on MTV. She also talks about why she started YAP, and gives some hard hitting advice to everyone out there looking to start a side hustle. Enjoy!
Episode 8: Hacking Human Behavior to Gain Influence with Chase Hughes
In this episode, Hala speaks with Chase Hughes, a leading military and intelligence behavior expert, and author of “The Ellipsis Manual,” which is known to be the most comprehensive mind control guide out there. Tune in to gain a 101 understanding of behavior science, specifically non-verbal analysis, behavior profiling and the qualities of authority— which you’ll come to find out is a very important thing. You’ll leave the episode with easy to implement tactics you can use to increase influence in everyday life.
Episode 7: Willpower Sucks, Just Change Your Environment with Benjamin Hardy
We think willpower sucks. It’s just not enough to make good decisions and keep healthy habits in today’s super distracting world. In Episode 7, Hala interviews Benjamin Hardy, organizational psychologist and author, on growing up and key topics from his impactful book “Willpower Doesn’t Work.” Ben explains how using willpower to force ourselves to behave in a certain way is a flawed strategy. He suggests the path to success is to create an enriched environment that promotes the behavior we want to take, and proactively remove destructive elements from our lives.
Episode 6: Becoming a Millionaire before 30 with Dandan Zhu
What would you sacrifice to reach your financial goals? Would you limit the luxuries in your life, take on more risks or switch careers? In this episode, Hala interviews Dandan Zhu, a self-made millionaire and entrepreneur, on how she gained financial freedom before hitting 30. Listen to the show to hear Dandan’s tips on saving habits, real estate investments, career choices and more.
Episode 5: Getting Sh*t Done
Hear best practices from the GOAT of productivity, David Allen, best-selling author and inventor of the famed Getting Things Done system. David’s framework helps you keep track of tasks, ideas and projects, and focuses on getting this type of information out of your head and into an external system. In this episode, Hala uncovers how to feel less bogged down by the never-ending list of things you have to do—allowing yourself to be engaged and super productive in the moment. Now, go get sh*t done!
Episode 4: Level Up Your Time Management Skills
Level up your time management skills so you can do more of what you love! Have you ever wondered why some people manage to do it all, while others claim they are too busy to do XXX (fill in the blank with any excuse). The fact is, time is a great equalizer. We all have the same 24 hours a day and 168 hours a week. So, why do some people feel like they have less time than anyone else? In this episode, Hala interviews Laura Vanderkam, best-selling time management author and media personality, on being mindful of our time and how we can work towards spending our time better on the things that matter most to us. Enjoy!
Episode 3: The Internet of Value: The Crypto Landscape (Part 2)
Part two of the “Internet of Value” provides a broader understanding of the cryptocurrency and blockchain landscape beyond just bitcoin. Did you know there are more than 1600 virtual currencies or alt coins that investors can choose from? And over two dozen of which hold a market cap that’s over $1B! After you listen to this episode, you’ll understand how companies and people use crypto, why it’s valuable and key considerations to take when participating in the market. If you haven’t checked out the first part of the episode, go back now and take a listen, especially if you’re new to cryptocurrency―everything will make a lot more sense!
Episode 2: The Internet of Value (Part 1)
Part 1 of Episode 2 explores one of the most era defining discoveries of the past century—cryptocurrency. This new way of storing value has entered mainstream adoption and so we’ve got to understand it to make the right decisions for our future. Hear from crypto subject matter experts and influencers to uncover the history of digital currency and Bitcoin, the basics of blockchain technology and the key fundamentals of cryptocurrency. After listening to this episode, you’ll be more knowledgeable than 99% of people out there.
Episode 1: First Impressions
Being good at first impressions, and in general being a more likeable person, can help you profit in life, because you’ll always benefit from having people on your side. This episode features Dr. Jack Schafer, former FBI agent & author of “The Like Switch,” as well as Dorie Clark, author of “Stand Out,” and Duke University professor.