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Entrepreneur Mindset: Ask and You Shall Receive

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Way too often we hear people say “I don’t ask for much” and “all I want is”
Life and fortune will only reward you with what you ask of it…..ask for a dollar…you’ll either get or find a way to get that dollar…..ask for $1million….well you get it by now right?

Too often we choose to settle because we are somehow conditioned to think that if we ask for too much then we stand the risk of getting nothing at all. What is too much??

Is Bill Gates pushing his luck for wanting to change the way computer software was distributed? Was Steve Jobs a gluttonous bigot for wanting to revolutionize personal computers…or digital music?

The minute you begin asking for things and conditions with the right tact, that’s wen you’ll begin to notice the changes in your results and your luck.

Try it…..what’s the worst that can happen?

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Happy Fourth of July: A La Maven

Bbqs are flaming hot, beers are artic cold, family and friends are cheering to getting together and there’s even an amazing World Cup game happening in the background (Brazil vs Colombia!).

Yet there’s one toast, one celebration that is often overlooked but is the most important, FREEDOM.

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Take today as an opportunity to wear your freedoms proudly, the freedoms of passion of dreams and experiences that are afforded to us not only as Americans but as human beings. As mushy as it may sound we need to remind ourselves and those we care for that as crazy as times can get there is always freedom. And it’s up to you to use it or ignore, there’s no rollover minutes like a cellphone plan only the lives we (choose to) lead.

Many of you have seen our Mavens Monday features for June and we hope you’ve taken their sacrifices and tenacity to heart. After all it’s their pursuit for freedom that lead them to where they are today. And a lot like those before and those to come, pursuing our freedoms will never be easy nor pleasant but that shouldn’t make them any less desirable.

Today while you’re toasting to the holiday….take two seconds….close your eyes and picture what your freedom looks like……then go out and grab it.

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Startups and Successes: Maven Monday Spotlight

This month has been an amazing one! We launched our all new Maven Mondays and between the responses and emails we couldn’t be happier to help shed some light on the true method to the top.

Last but never least this month we are spotlighting  the quintessential jet setter Rashida of the UK.

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Name: Rashida Omar

Age: 22

Occupation: Entrepreneur (Global Distribution)

My Story: I always had a desire for change and the unknown and always refused to settle. I was always an A student but instead of pursuing a degree like my peers i instead got myself into an apprenticeship position and worked my way up working for virtually nothing at times. in 2013 i finally took life into my own hands and launched my business and haven’t looked back since.

Trigger Point: Growing up my mother was a single parent to four and suffered from health problems, she somehow made ends meet, at an early age i believed that i could change our reality or die trying.

Favorite Quote: “A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more”

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Rashida Omar is from the UK and can be reached at rashidaomar.fln@gmail.com and via Instagram @genevaomar

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Entrepreneur Productivity: Image ISNT Everything

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If all you see is “team no sleep” “up grinding” and whatever else sounds similar on your Instagram/Facebook/twitter/tumblr timeline chances are they’re working a job and not developing a future.

It’s super simple to trade hours for dollars, if you’re reading this chances are you’re either a maven or a maven in training…..we aren’t meant to repeat mind numbing tasks over and over hoping for a better future (remember the definition of insanity).

“Those who boast the most, hold the least”

Expand your circle to those whom pursue opportunity, growth, and stimulation in every sense of the word. Not those who boast unnecessarily and proclaim greatness online all the while complaining about their day job in person.

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Startups and Successes: Maven Monday Spotlight

We have been having a stellar month thus far bringing you some of the most hungry Mavens trailblazing and making a name for themselves, with this being our launch month we are bringing you one each week, after this we will be doing a monthly feature.

Today we bring you the debonair and versatile Bijan Zamanian. 

 

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Name: Bijan Zamanian

Age: 29 years old

Occupation:Designer/ Operations Elevee Lifestyle

Big Break: Hmmm…I won’t consider having my “big break” until I am the biggest and baddest Bespoke designer in the game. Some already consider me great….but its not enough for me…not yet.

Trigger Point: After working on Wall St in finance for over 3 years I decided to quit, put all of my savings in developing a men’s boutique and start and design my own clothing line…..things went bust after some time but i always kept my plans active. This later evolved into me designing custom clothing while working a day job until i risked it all again, today I’m dressing some of the most successful businessmen and NFL and NBA athletes..traveling from NYC to Connecticut to Penthouses. I decided to hone and chase my passion.

Favorite Quote: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Store/Showroom located at 8 West 38th St. (bet. 5th & 6th) in NYC.  

By Appointment only –bijan.zamanian@elevee.com

Instagram @BijanBespoke

 

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The Mavens Take Puerto Rico

There was Miami with it’s pristine….well everything, followed by the city of the world NYC where not a single night of sleep happened.

And now we’ve decided to set our sights on Puerto Rico.

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We highly recommend you all visit the Bacardi Factory!

Trading and Real Estate have come to a virtual standstill for the first 24hrs, but we will continue to update our subscribers on new material (money never sleeps right!?)

We hope everyone is making the best of their week, there’s an awesomely exciting trading week coming.

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Startups and Successes: Maven Monday Spotlight

Last week was the first ever Maven Monday and your response were amazing! This week we have “Agent Steven” (@agentsteven on Instagram) whom we consider a friend and colleague. He’s a self made entrepreneur who decided to go against the grain (which is why we love the guy)

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Name: @AgentSteven

Age: 38

Occupation: CEO of an ad agency in California and Partner in law firm. Serial entrepreneur and investor.

My Story: I started selling car stereo equipment when I was 16 to the rich kids in high school. This turned into a full time business by 18 and I opened a small retail shop selling consumer electronics (and pursued college education at night). I worked 7 days a week 10+ hours a day for about 7 years. Purchased my first home at age 21, became a millionaire at 26 and put myself through (night) law school graduating at age 26. I only lived, breathed, ate, drank my goals during this period, sacrificing what people would consider normal college life from 18 to 25. I eventually sold my electronics businesses which had grown to multiple retail locations, a wholesale warehouse and what was a large e-commerce business at the time. Applied the knowledge I had gained in business to the practice of law, and I opened and sold various law firms and other businesses until I sold my law firm in 2011 for many millions. Selling my firm was both a personal and professional turning point, I didn’t want to work as hard any longer and wanted a real life (think time) and to pursue my creative side, so I opened an advertising agency. We currently (my kick-ass team and I) help other professionals and start-ups develop better business models, branding, strategic planning, custom software, and marketing campaigns for clients that stretch across the U.S. If I like one of my clients businesses, I usually end up taking a passive (or sometimes active) interest in the businesses which I am helping – this creates long term passive income. At this stage I feel that I have everything I want and much more and I have nothing else to prove, so now it is about protecting my time (as opposed to chasing the dollars).

Trigger Point: When I decided to pursue a business career out of high-school and not attend a traditional education/college, I had many family members basically call me a loser and state that I would never make it without an education. This is what gave me the fuel that I needed to carry me through some very challenging times (and I ended up with both).

Favorite Quote: “No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.” Author unkown. I truly believe that ultimate success is only achieved when all your decisions are made without emotions, my success has been based on a methodical non-emotional robotic approach to business, which was very difficult for me since I was very emotional when I was younger, but after lots of effort I learned to control it.

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Check him out on Instagram @agentsteven

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