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Ooreofe Oluwandara’s Entrepreneurial Sprit And Becoming A Soical Media Marketer.

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Who Is Ooreofe Oluwandara

Ooreofe Oluwadara is an entrepreneur, photographer, and athlete born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He currently resides in New York City and is entering his final year of studies at Queens College while working as a full-time social media marketer and micro-influencer. His days consist of client meetings and content creation for my page and planning content for my clients’ pages. He is in the process looking to build and scale his social media marketing agency.  

How did you get started on your journey?

I started off working different 9-5’s (mostly retail), clocking into work every day, and spending a lot of my time helping someone else profit and not gaining much from it. Until one day, I decided to take a risk and fully invest my time back into myself and become a full-time entrepreneur instead of being part-time. I’ve always been into technology and fashion, so it was inevitable that I found a way to monopolize and monetize from social media.

What would you say has been your biggest accomplishment and struggle you have faced?

My biggest accomplishment has been making the amount of money made in 1 year in 1 week once I got my business going. The biggest struggle I have faced so far was when I started to reach out to potential clients. The amount of rejection I initially faced was extremely discouraging; For every 100 “No’s,” I maybe received 1 “Yes.” Though I felt like going back to work even part-time for a “guaranteed check” would’ve been the safe option, I’m glad I didn’t because it forced me to hustle and work harder to achieve my goals.

Who has been your biggest inspiration?

Though my dad isn’t a full-time entrepreneur, he has taught me the value of hard work, efficiency, and attention to detail. He came back to America with just a couple of bags to his name, and he was able to build his own house and own multiple properties.

If you were starting over again, what would you do differently?

Being so early in my career, I am constantly adapting and finding new ways to improve. Every morning I reflect and try and do something different until I see what’s going to work and maximize my profits. As far as doing anything differently, I would’ve gotten into social media earlier when it was fresh and became a full-time entrepreneur sooner.

What is your most impactful piece of advice for someone who is looking to follow in your path?

If you fall nine times, get up ten. There will always be rejection and criticism, but as long as you stay true to what you believe in, there will be people who will follow and want to hire you and believe in your vision.

Connect with Ooreofe on Instagram at @oreofay

Terry Henderson is a professional musician and entrepreneur helping artists and musicians take their careers to the next level as the Founder & CEO of 1230 Entertainment. From university Artist in Residencies to teaching he is on a mission to elevating the next generation of culture creators. Editor -In- Chief of Creating The Culture

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Parsa Shahidi, From Engineering, Technology To Healthcare

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Parsa Shahidi Is a Co-Founder, Biomedical Engineer, Technologist, and future Healthcare Provider-his goal is to make meaningful impacts on society and serve those around me. He is currently the Co-Founder and COO of Pangissimo, an audio technology company that has developed the market’s first portable, modular and magnetic sound systems. He has had the privilege of leading their strategy and partnerships while disrupting the audio-tech market and redesigning the music listening experience. Through his experiences at Pangissimo, Shahidi had the good fortune of winning 1st place in a venture competition (among 132 teams). He was featured on the American Journal of Innovation and Boston Business Journal for emerging technologies and delivered our innovative audio technology solutions to customers worldwide. As he embarks on his future journey and works towards earning his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, he is incredibly passionate about his next challenge at the intersection of entrepreneurship, technology innovation, and healthcare. You can catch Shahidi in his spare time playing pickup basketball, working out, or playing guitar. As a lifelong resident of Massachusetts and super-fan of the Boston Celtics and New England Patriots, He enjoys watching his favorite teams win alongside my family and friends. 

How did you get started on your path?

Early in my Junior year of Undergrad at Boston University College of Engineering, while pursuing a minor in the Business School, I took a class designed for engineering students interested in business. Our Professor for this class is amazing and taught us an interactive way that played on his vast experience as a successful business person. Our founding team members at Pangissimo met in this class, and quickly after officially forming Pangissimo, we won acceptance into a university venture and innovation fund. I am grateful that we are still able to work together as we scale Pangissimo, and to this day- our Professor from this class serves as a critical strategic advisor for our leadership. Most importantly, my family’s support to take on new challenges and the pre-exposure to entrepreneurship and business I had while growing up certainly played a significant role in my path. 

Why did you choose your current path/ what inspired you to take that path?

As engineers, we are trained to break problems down into their individual parts, solve each of those parts, and piece them back together. With this collaborative approach, I aim to tackle the challenges and pressing questions of the Dental industry. I always wanted to be involved in a career that could grant me an opportunity to contribute positively to society while pursuing my passion for business, healthcare, and technology innovation. Luckily, my family consists of engineers, healthcare providers, and entrepreneurs, and I was able to be exposed to several industries and, most importantly, dentistry. I immediately became obsessed with Dentistry’s core values and missions but envisioned myself pushing the boundaries of technology innovation, digital health, and management in Dentistry. As I pursue my DMD and, ultimately, a specialty in Oral and Facial Surgery, I am tremendously excited to serve patients directly through an interdisciplinary and multi-functional lens. It is an opportune time to express my gratitude to all the healthcare personal and essential workers who have epitomized the meaning of selflessness throughout these unprecedented times. 

Name a significant influence in your life, and what did you learn from them?

My most significant influence is undoubtedly my family- my father, my mother, and my older brother. From an early age and a family filled with engineers and entrepreneurs, I learned a great deal about business, entrepreneurship, and practical communication skills through merely listening in on conversations my father had while running his business- absorbing as much as I possibly could. Through all the twists and turns that come with successfully leading and managing a business, I learned precious lessons that I will carry with me for my entire lifetime. The notion that we should approach life with a “Do it Right- or Don’t Do it All” mentality ignites a competitive force inside of us that helps in providing direction and persistence, and serves as the driving force in what we do. Outside of the core business skills I developed through their teachings, I learned the significance of operating a business with a high level of respect, integrity, and dedication. I am lucky that while growing up, there was a perpetual habit of continuously brainstorming new business ideas and ventures, which deepened my entrepreneurial spirit and ambitions. 

Name a significant moment or turning point in your life that taught you a valuable lesson.

Stay open to and willing to adapt. I have learned that not diverging from your comfort zone or “expertise,” which I always thought was a rule of thumb, narrows your perspective and your opportunities. At the start of this very unprecedented SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, we all experienced first hand that society’s priories shift to reflect their current state of mind. It taught me that the most successful businesses and leaders need to maintain a fluid-like business practice that can seamlessly pivot to serve society under any circumstances. Just as President JFK said- “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

If you had to start over again, what would you do differently?

Growing your team is lucrative for scaling and excelling in different aspects of a business. Early on, as a young entrepreneur, it is natural to want to take on every role on your own. Search for the right individuals who share the same vision and bring value to your company, and you will see the impact in your daily business operations.  

If you were starting today, what piece of advice would you wish you were given?

If you have an idea or project that you believe is promising and motivates you- start by talking to industry professionals to get honest and critical feedback. Using their experience and wisdom to help guide you in the right direction is extremely valuable. My personal advice is to let your competitive spirit drive you and pair that with persistence, and you will see results. Putting yourself out there to fail is the best thing you can do- you will learn from a great deal from each of those experiences, mistakes, and decisions that shape the person and entrepreneur you become.

Connect with Parsa on LinkedIn.

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Jordan Nancarrow’s Journey To Becoming A Television Personality

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Who Is Jordan Nancarrow?


Jordan Nancarrow is a Co-host for Infecting Change Television, a new Television Network geared towards infecting change in the entertainment industry. Before devoting his career in television, Jordan was and still is a respected actor for his craft & compelling performances on-camera. In addition to film & tv, Jordan has a huge passion for a drive & the purpose of life as he continues to inspire his audience on social media on how to get to the next level and not always take life so severely with the historical content creation he makes.

How did you get started on your journey?


What inspired me to get into entertainment was when I was eight years old, and I watched this horror film because I loved to scared people and pull pranks. I never had the resources to get where I wanted, so I just didn’t do anything or ask my parents at the time. When I was 16, I did some theater, and the adrenaline rush of being on stage was so euphoric – I needed to know how I can do this for a living. At 18 years old, I stepped in front of a camera, which was a massive transformation from a stage to a camera inches away from your face. I then secured representation from an agent that skyrocketed my career.

What would you say has been your biggest accomplishment thus far?


My biggest accomplishment so far was booking the position as a host for this new network. After working for six straight years, non-stop with early morning and late nights, I’m so proud that I didn’t throw in the towel. This business is harder than what people think, and if you think “It’s just acting,” think twice. It’s crazy, because like I said, I wanted to be in a horror film when I was 8, but then when I turned 23, I starred in my first horror film. I lived in the moment of a dream legitimately turning into a reality, and I’ve never experienced a better feeling.

What would you say has been the biggest struggle you have faced?


The hardest thing I’ve had to overcome was losing a lot of friends. You are the product of the people that you hang around, and to get where you need to be, you need to make the decision what’s best for you – which is what I did, since the people I used to hang out with weren’t right for my health overall. To be visible, you’ve got to do the invisible work first, so I’m glad I chose the path of success and achievement than a follower. Overcoming struggles in my life has taught me nothing but lessons.

Who has been your biggest inspiration?


To be honest, I have yet to find that one person who is inspiring to me, without them sounding like everyone else. I see a lot of my inspiration from independent writers who have blogs. I read A LOT of blogs, which is where I tend to see most of the knowledge and wisdom that I have today. There are people out there that have inspired me, but they’re not “inspiring” over a duration of time if that makes sense.


If you were starting over again, what would you do differently?


I was hungry for financial freedom. I was always trying to find ways to make money while I was doing entertainment; that way, I didn’t have to stay in the “rat race.” I got into Network Marketing, and I tried launching a course. I tried even flipping books that I got from the thrift store.

What I would have done differently is not focus on the things I wasn’t passionate about, and focus on objectives that I needed to put more of my time towards—networking, Building Relationships, and just prioritizing my time better than I did. I’m a firm believer that things happen for a reason, and people come into your life for a reason. I don’t regret any of those things, because eventually I’m going to want more sources of income and I’ve got a tremendous amount of information under my belt.

What is your most impactful piece of advice for someone who is looking to follow in your path?


Ask yourself this one question: What is something you’ve been curious to do in life? You could be curious about a lot of things, of course, but being curious about something could lead you to find your passion in life. You’ll never just be able to “find” your love. Live life, don’t chase passion, and always be curious.

Connect with Jordan on Instagram @jaynancarrow

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Jacob Lee And The Beginnings Of “Just Health”

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Who Is Jacob Lee?

Jacob Lee is an entrepreneur and creator. He is the founder of Just Health, an industry-leading fitness brand. Lee also makes fun YouTube videos called The Daily” Ish” vlogs, and refers to them as his creative outlet. Lee was an athlete his entire life, so naturally, fitness is a big part of who he is. Lee started Just Health in his dorm room freshman year, initially just as a personal trainer taking on a few clients and training his friends. He later made T-shirts and programs. It grew, and now they have thousands of members all across the country. As for his videos, He’s always had this creative drive. “I think I just needed something to use as my outlet. That’s what inspired me to pick up a camera.”


What would you say has been your biggest accomplishment and struggle you have faced?


I’m just glad to do something I’m passionate about. That by itself would be my biggest accomplishment. Success is my definition of waking up and being happy with where you’re at, and I’m pretty excited. I’m humble but not satisfied, I have so much more planned for the future, and it’s inspiring. My single mother raised me, she’s an angel. I’ve been on my own since I was 18, and I’ve had many challenges I’ve had to face. Starting a business by yourself is no easy task. It takes time and consistency, but most importantly, you have to be the hardest worker in the room. Nobody is going to do it for you. If it were easy, everybody would do it. I like to think that the challenges we face in life make us better people no matter what. It’s just about your perspective


Who has been your biggest inspiration?


Lots of people have inspired me throughout my life. Mentors and friends. I want to make my family proud, my mom mostly. That’s all I care about. Inky Johnson is a big inspiration too.

If you were starting over again, what would you do differently and what is your most impactful piece of advice for someone who’s looking to follow in your path?

I would’ve probably just started chasing my dreams sooner, so much time is wasted on hesitation and self-doubt. If you want it, have to do it. If you are following this path or your path, stop caring about what other people think. Don’t let others stop you from expressing yourself and following your passion.

 Connect with Jacob on Instagram @jacobdevlee

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