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Breaking stereotypes, building legacies, and helping others along the way. 30 to Life is for 30 somethings trying to make it in America. Tune in every Friday with Muki and Brown as they have stimulating conversations with a hint of comedy about everyday millennial life, wealth, health, and everything else. 30 to Life is more than a podcast, it is an experience. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


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Breaking stereotypes, building legacies, and helping others along the way. 30 to Life is for 30 somethings trying to make it in America. Tune in every Friday with Muki and Brown as they have stimulating conversations with a hint of comedy about everyday millennial life, wealth, health, and everything else. 30 to Life is more than a podcast, it is an experience. Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support






108: Barbershop Talk - Building the Right Habits for Your Kids

30 to Life is back! After a long hiatus, Muki and Brown return to discuss what they been up to and difficulties of balancing it all. Later in the episode they discuss building the right habits for their kids and leading by example. Tune in! New episodes the first of every month. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


107: Everything You Need to Know About Taxes with Cherie of the Little CPA

In the this episode, the guys chat with Cherie of the Little CPA. She answers all of the frequently asked questions about taxes and how the tax code works. Tune in. More about our guest: Chérie is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 10 years of Public Accounting Experience. She was recently named one of the AICPA’s 40 Under 40 Black CPAs, and she is 1 of 29 young CPAs accepted into the AICPA’s 2020 Leadership Academy. Outside of work, she serves on the Board of Directors for a local performing arts nonprofit and an economic development nonprofit . She is the founder of The Little CPA, an educational platform that helps thriving professionals make wise financial decisions. Learn more at www.thelittecpa.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


106: The Power of a Dad - Lessons We Learned From Our Fathers

In this episode, Muki & Brown reflect on the wisdom and lessons taught to them by their dads and how it has impacted them. Tune in! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


105: Year in Review - Our Favorite Episodes and What We Learned

In this episode, the guys discuss their favorite moments/episodes of the podcast in 2022 and the lessons they learned. Later they discuss how they will redefine their black experience in 2023. Tune in! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


104: How to Recognize and Foster Your Children’s Talents with Gabriella Zielinska

The guys are joined by 7 year old author Gabriella Zielinska. She is the author of My Crocodile Snappy. In this episode, Gabriella highlights her inspiration for writing the book and what keeps her motivated. Later we discuss with her parents the values that they are instilling in her, the importance of community support, and the process of writing a book. Tune in! Purchase a copy of My Crocodile Snappy here: https://www.gabbysnappy.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


103: How To Become A Millionaire & The 6 Levels of Wealth with Cedric Nash

Cedric Nash, “Your Millionaire Mentor”, is an entrepreneur and investor who educates, inspires and motivates wealth building in the African American Community. He is founder of The Black Wealth Summit annual event. He is author of forthcoming book (select preview arriving October 2022) Why Should White Guys Have All the Wealth? How You Can Become a Millionaire Starting from the Bottom and The Millionaire Money Moves Supplemental Investment Guide. In this episode, we discuss: * Financial mistakes that will prevent you from building wealth * 4 Reasons why Black Americans should strive for high net worth and how to determine which of the 6 levels of wealth you are striving for * How Black families can save money for future generations and build generational wealth * Why Cedric started the Black Wealth Summit * Lessons he learned building a multi-million dollar business Tune in! More about Cedric: An entrepreneur and investor since 1995, Nash founded Oakland Consulting Group, Inc. (OCG), an information technology consulting, software and staffing firm that has over 150 employees. He has been the recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year award, Inc Magazine 100 fastest growing inner city firms, listed in the Inc 500/5000 fastest growing firms in the nation (three times), listed as a Black Enterprise Industrial 100 largest black owned businesses (three times), Washington Technology Fast 50, and the recipient of the ITSMF prestigious Beacon Award for entrepreneurs. Nash has experience investing in residential, vacation, multi-family, mixed use and commercial real estate. He has also invested in securities and private equity deals for the past 25 years. Follow Cedric on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MillionaireMoneyMoves/ Learn more about the Wealth Summit: https://blackwealthsummit.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


102: Closing The Wealth Gap Through Real Estate With David Ball

The guys chat with David Ball. He hosts House Rich: The Real Estate Show on YouTube and all podcast platforms. There he breaks down a mortgage topic weekly and also interviews a subject matter expert in various aspects of real estate. In this episode, we discuss the current housing market, how real estate impacts the wealth gap, and tips when buying a home. Tune in! More about David: David is a Navy veteran and graduated from the US Naval Academy with a degree in Econ. He also has 7 years of experience in the mortgage industry as a loan officer and underwriter. He saw a lack of accurate and detailed home buyer education online and decided to fill the void through his platform @coinsnculture. His goal is to break down the sometimes-complicated mortgage process into layman terms and help people buy their 1st home strategically. Connect with David: Instagram: @Coinsnculture @houserichshow YouTube & Podcast House Rich: The Real Estate Show www.houserichshow.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


101: How To Transform Your Life with Alexiou Gibson

In this inspirational episode, the guys chat with Alexiou Gibson. Alexiou is the CEO and President of The Transformation Factory, and is a motivational speaker. He shares his journey to losing over 300 pounds and what led him to create his million dollar sea moss gel business. Later he breaks down his experience on Shark Tank and what he learned from it. Tune in! More about Alexiou: Alexiou Gibson wasn’t always passionate about his health. But at just 21 years old, his doctor told him he wouldn’t live to see 30 if he didn’t make some serious changes. He began to research ways to support his weight loss and was reintroduced to the sea moss he loved as a child. Incorporating this superfood into his plan for diet and exercise, he lost an incredible amount of weight from 500 pounds and became inspired to introduce everyone to the amazing health benefits this hidden gem can provide. Over the past 10 years, Alexiou has been recognized for his leadership, entrepreneurship, and community involvement and is the recipient of numerous awards and achievements. Alexiou’s business originated out of love for his eighty-year-old grandmother. He wanted his grandmother to stay healthy and strong during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis. To help build her immunity system he would make her Sea Moss Gel lattes daily. Alexiou started sharing photos, and videos on his social media platforms on the benefits of Sea Moss Gel with his family and friends. Immediately thereafter, he started to receive Sea Moss Gel requests from friends who worked in the healthcare field. After such positive feedback, Alexiou decided to give healthcare workers and people who were diagnosed with COVID-19 free Sea Moss Gel.!He provided Sea Moss Gel to people in need all within the process of being evicted from his home with his family. Today, Alexiou has lost over 300 pounds, is the CEO and President of The Transformation Factory, and is a motivational speaker. On May 20, 2022, The Transformation Factory appeared on the season finale of ABC’s Shark Tank. This was the first and only Sea Moss Gel to be featured in Shark Tank history. Initial offers from Kevin O’Leary and Barbara Corcoran were turned down in favor of a dual offer from Kevin Hart and Mark Cuban for $600,000. Connect with Alex: LinkedIn: AlexiouGibson Website: seamosstransformation.com Social Media: Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


100: The Road to 100 Episodes and What We Learned From The Podcast

In the this episode the guys celebrate reaching 100 episodes! They discuss the genesis of the podcast and lessons they learned over the last 2 years. Later they discuss what’s next for the podcast and guests they would like on the show. Tune in! Be sure to check out our bonus episode this week as we continue our celebration of 100 episodes on YouTube featuring a very special guest. https://youtube.com/channel/UCQhmskTHdfYOFwJleMPdX8Q --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


99: Daddy’s Weekends - How To Create A Children’s Book

In this episode, the guys chat about Brown’s new book Daddy’s Weekends. He breaks down his journey to create the book and what inspired him to write it. Tune in! Get a copy of Daddy’s Weekends on Amazon https://a.co/d/0eXUbKo Daddy's Weekends is a fun educational children's book that tells the story of a child's exciting and educational weekend with her father. Whether it is dancing, meditating, or learning together, this father-daughter duo makes the most of their short time together. With rhythmic text and engaging illustrations, the reader practices punctuation, vocabulary, and using their voices to convey meaning. Daddy's Weekends is great for dads who want their children to know how much they are loved, mothers who want their children to develop a bond with their dad, and grandparents who want their grandchildren to feel connected to their father. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


98: Barbershop Talk - Lebron James & Lessons Learned About Black Billionaires

In this barbershop episode of 30 to Life, the guys discuss Lebron James officially becoming a billionaire. We discuss how he has redefined the black athlete and set a model of excellence on and off the court. Later we discuss black billionaires in the Us and what we learned from them. Tune in. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


97: Redefining Black Innovation in Healthcare & Venture Capital with Marcus Whitney

In this episode the guys chat with Marcus Whitney, the founding partner of Jumpstart Health Investors. Marcus breaks down his journey from college dropout, waiter to self-taught, successful entrepreneur. Tune in! More about Marcus: Marcus Whitney is Founding Partner of Jumpstart Health Investors, the most active venture capital firm in America focused on innovative, healthcare companies with a portfolio of over 100 companies. He recently launched Jumpstart Nova, the first Black healthcare venture fund in America. Marcus is also co-founder and minority owner of Major League Soccer team, Nashville Soccer Club. Marcus has been listed in the Power 100 by Nashville Business Journal, and has been featured by Inc., CNBC, Entrpereneur, Fast Company, and The Atlantic. Marcus is the author of the best selling book Create and Orchestrate, about claiming your Creative Power through entrepreneurship. Marcus is also the producer and host of The Creative Power Podcast, a podcast on all major platforms. Marcus is a member of the board of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation, Instruction Partners and Launch Tennessee. Connect with Marcus: Website: https://www.marcuswhitney.com Book: https://createandorchestrate.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


96: Barbershop Talk: Life Lessons We Teach Our Kids

In this episode, the guys open up talking about the new Batman movie and how it compares to the Dark Knight. Later in the episode they discuss lessons that they are teaching their kids and reflect on things they learned growing up. Tune in! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


95: Overcoming Racism and Redefining the Education System with Matthew Kincaid

In this episode, the guys chat with Matthew Kincaid, a former social studies teacher, and school administrator is now the founder, CEO, and Chief Consulting officer of the non-profit, Overcoming Racism. Matthew breaks down critical race theory, anti-racism, and the challenges of the current education system. Later, he discusses his journey from teacher to full time entrepreneur. Tune in! More about our guest: Matthew Kincaid, a former social studies teacher, and school administrator is now the founder, CEO, and Chief Consulting officer of the non-profit, Overcoming Racism. Kincaid is currently the co-chair of the truth and reconciliation committee for the human relations commission serving the city of New Orleans and an Amaphiko Social Entrepreneurship Fellow. In 2018 he was recognized as one of “100 Visionary Leaders” for Real Leaders Magazine in addition to receiving the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award” for the state of Louisiana from the U.S Small Business Administration. In 2019, Kincaid was the recipient of Gambit’s 40 under 40 recognition. Matthew is a graduate of Tufts University and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Connect with Matthew: http://overcomingracism.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


94: Barbershop Talk - Student Loan Forgiveness and Is College Worth It

In this episode, the guys if the government should forgive everyone’s student loans. They also discuss if it should be based on your income. Later, they discuss their journey of paying down their debts and what they would do differently if they could go back in time. Tune in for a great discussion on college and student loans! Follow us on Instagram @30tolifepod --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


93: Barbershop Talk - The Museum of African American History & Culture

In this episode, the guys discuss their experience at the The Natural Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington D.C. They break down why everyone should go to the museum, how they felt walking through the exhibits and what they learned. Later, they discuss impostor syndrome and how they overcame it throughout their career. Tune in. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


92: The Journey to Entrepreneurship and How to Build Relationships with Sunni Connor

The guys chat with serial entrepreneur, Sunni T. Connor. Sunni runs three businesses, including a tax service, naturallysunni.com and Zirah hair products. She's also an author and motivational speaker. In this episode, she discusses her journey from 9-5 to full time business owner and the lessons she learned along the way. She breaks down how she builds relationships and the importance of networking. Tune in. Learn more about Sunni: Website www.naturallysunni.com Now Us Podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LOeAv_5trw&t=874s Sunni’s Books https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B089M96NBM?_encoding=UTF8&node=2656022011&offset=0&pageSize=12&searchAlias=stripbooks&sort=author-sidecar-rank&page=1&langFilter=default#formatSelectorHeader --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


91: Creating An Executive Presence & Personal Brand with David McKnight

In this episode, the guys chat with David McKnight. David is the founder of McKnight Image Lab, where he helps high-achievers leverage their professional image and personal brand in order to get higher salaries and better opportunities. Tune in. More about our guest: Since beginning his career as a management consultant in the late nineties, David’s non-linear professional journey has taken him from presenting in corporate boardrooms to styling magazine photoshoots, and New York fashion shows, and now to global author and speaker, and certified image consultant and executive coach. He is the President of McKnight Image Lab, an image consulting firm based in Miami, which he founded in 2006 while still working in corporate America. He loves helping ambitious professionals to improve their professional image and personal brand, or to achieve their most audacious goals. David has two decades of experience as a strategy and operations management consultant and financial services executive, and he is the author of The Zen of Executive Presence. David earned a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, as well as an M.S. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been featured in multiple media outlets such as The New York Times, The New York Post, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, WSJ Market Watch, PIVOT Magazine, to name a few. Connect with David: Website: www.mcknightimagelab.com IG:www.instagram.com/mcknightimage FB: www.facebook.com/mcknightimage Twitter: www.twitter.com/mcknightimage --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


90: Overcoming Adversity And Building A Million Dollar Business with Ellie Diop

In this episode the guy chat with Ellie Diop. Ellie Diop is the Founder of Ellie Talks Money & Ellievated Academy. She is a business strategist, author, and transformational speaker who built a multi-million-dollar business in one short year. She breaks down her journey of hardship & adversity and the steps she took to change her life. Later she gives practical advice for business owners and lessons she learned to create a million dollar business. Tune in. More about our guest: After losing her corporate job during the pandemic, Ellie used her $1,200 stimulus check to build a multi-million dollar online coaching business in one year. Entrepreneurship changed Ellie’s wealth trajectory, and she wants to help other women experience the freedom that starting her business has provided her. She is committed to assisting women to overcome their circumstances to build successful businesses so they can live the life of their dreams. Ellie has built an online community of close to 350,000 people and educated over 40,000 students through her business coaching and online curriculum. She is a mother of four who has taught thousands of women how to start their business, build their business credit and scale up using digital marketing strategies. Ellie leveraged her years of corporate experience in Sales, Marketing, and Leadership Development to start her business after being laid off right before the most recent pandemic. She has shared her business success story and expertise in front of the U.S. Congress and on many stages throughout the country. Her success story and advice have been featured in Business Insider, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Newsweek, NextAdvisor, Black Enterprise, Univision, among other publications. Connect with Ellie: Website: http://www.ellietalksmoney.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellietalksmoney/ Courses: http://www.ellievatedacademy.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support


89: How To Tell Your Story And Influence Others with Robert Kennedy III

In this episode, the guys chat with Robert Kennedy III. Robert is a trainer, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and coach in leadership communication and presentation confidence. He breaks down the power of telling your story through communication and connection. Later, he give tips on public speaking and leading others. Tune in. More about out guest: Robert Kennedy III has over the past 15+ years, he has executives and business leaders on bringing their communication to life. He specializes in Public Presentation Skills, Speech Preparation & Structure, Team-Building, and Presentation Planning, Development & Delivery. Robert’s workshops and training sessions are known for being high energy and interactive, yet thought provoking and insightful. In addition to classroom delivery and training, Robert also brings background as a radio news anchor, podcast host and voiceover talent, working with clients such as Nature Valley and Panda Restaurant Group. Other notable corporate and government clients with whom Robert has worked include Barnes & Noble, Comscore, Johnson & Johnson, US Coast Guard, US Census Bureau, Social Security Administration, Neighborworks America, AARP Defense Acquisition University and World Bank. Connect with Robert at https://robertkennedy3.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robertkennedy3/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30tolifepod/support