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Trailblazers.FM is an interview-style podcast where host Stephen A. Hart delves deep into bold conversations with brilliant Black men and women - legendary creators, best-selling authors, self-driven entrepreneurs, and passionate leaders. Each episode documents fascinating and extraordinary Black stories, to help teach actionable strategies, valuable tactics and innovative tools, that you can put to use immediately on your journey to becoming transformative trailblazers. Access 200+ episodes of Black excellence, including conversations with Dr. Dennis Kimbro, Patrice Washington, John W. Rogers, Jr, Janice Bryant-Howroyd, Eric Thomas, Nicole Walters and many more. Subscribe to join us for the conversation each week.

Trailblazers.FM is an interview-style podcast where host Stephen A. Hart delves deep into bold conversations with brilliant Black men and women - legendary creators, best-selling authors, self-driven entrepreneurs, and passionate leaders. Each episode documents fascinating and extraordinary Black stories, to help teach actionable strategies, valuable tactics and innovative tools, that you can put to use immediately on your journey to becoming transformative trailblazers. Access 200+ episodes of Black excellence, including conversations with Dr. Dennis Kimbro, Patrice Washington, John W. Rogers, Jr, Janice Bryant-Howroyd, Eric Thomas, Nicole Walters and many more. Subscribe to join us for the conversation each week.

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Trailblazers.FM is an interview-style podcast where host Stephen A. Hart delves deep into bold conversations with brilliant Black men and women - legendary creators, best-selling authors, self-driven entrepreneurs, and passionate leaders. Each episode documents fascinating and extraordinary Black stories, to help teach actionable strategies, valuable tactics and innovative tools, that you can put to use immediately on your journey to becoming transformative trailblazers. Access 200+ episodes of Black excellence, including conversations with Dr. Dennis Kimbro, Patrice Washington, John W. Rogers, Jr, Janice Bryant-Howroyd, Eric Thomas, Nicole Walters and many more. Subscribe to join us for the conversation each week.

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Episodes

Money Mindset Shifts with Ash Cash Exantus| 208

9/14/2020
Why is our mindset towards money so important? When should we start a business? When do you begin paying yourself as a business owner? This episode was recorded in November of 2019 with our featured guest, Ash Cash Exantus. It was intended to be a part of our January 2020 wealth series which didn’t happen when we paused the podcast back in January. But we couldn't wait to share this episode with Ash, because it’s still (if not even more) important that we take care of our mindset towards...

Duration:00:35:38

Black Entrepreneurs Matter with Stephen A. Hart | 207

9/14/2020
We've decided to optimize the messaging for Trailblazers.FM to become a podcast focused on exploring successful Black entrepreneurs. We will still feature the legendary creators, best-selling authors, and passionate leaders you have always enjoyed, but we are now able to truly double down and deliver even more targeted content for our self-driven entrepreneur community, so that whether you’re running a brick and mortar or you’re operating a side-hustle, you’ll have top tier Black...

Duration:00:14:37

Building Your Mental Strength with Karen M. Allen | 206

9/14/2020
Dealing with an internal struggle? Are you mentally exhausted? Needing some motivational #missionfuel to help you build your #mentalstrength so you can manage your emotions and thoughts in 2020 with all that's going on? It’s been 252 days since I last published an episode and so much has happened since then. I knew that I needed to talk about some of what’s been happening with me in this ’time to be silent’ because 1) it’s helped me grow and get through a really tough valley season and 2)...

Duration:00:47:50

A Time to Be Still

1/6/2020
In the Bible, the book of Ecclesiastes‬ chapter ‭3 says “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. The Word says there is “a time to be silent and a time to speak” ‭‭ Blazer Nation ... for the past 4 years I’ve spoken and shared over 200 episodes with you. I’ve always been honest with you guys and right now I’m telling you the truth when I say that I am not in a great state of mind and I’m entering a time where I believe I need to be silent...

Duration:00:12:06

10 Actions To Blaze Your Trail in 2020 | 204

12/30/2019
Do it before you’re ready! The action to take is to take action!

Duration:00:19:50

Mignon Francois: Turning $5 into $10m+ [Pon Di Replay] | 203

12/23/2019
Merry Christmas Blazer Nation Last week I shared an inspirational episode titled Acres of Diamonds, where I told you that you had all you needed and that somewhere within the work you are doing today, lurked an opportunity which could bring you everything you could possibly want for yourself, your family and your career. As I thought more about that, I wanted to follow up with one of the best episodes we had this year that was an example of someone tapping into their acres of diamonds....

Duration:01:04:59

You're Standing On Your Own Acres of Diamonds | 202

12/16/2019
Today, I’m going to share a story with you that was originally told by the founder of Temple University in Philadelphia, Dr. Russell Herman Conwell. He told this story more than 6,000 times all around the world. This famous inspirational lecture, Acres of Diamonds, has inspired me in so many ways and I'd like to share it with you today.

Duration:00:12:33

Lucinda Cross: Create Your Vision Board and Action Plan [Pon Di Replay]

12/9/2019
Your vision wants to come to fruition for you just as much as you want to see it for yourself. But a lot of people forget to do the work. You can't just slap a picture up on the board. That's nice, but what are you going to do to get there? What are the steps that you're going to take? And a lot of it has to do with mindset over money. This week's feature is a PON DI REPLAY throwback to December 2016 with past trailblazer Lucinda Cross. My ask today is that you’d help share this episode....

Duration:00:34:16

From Success to Significance | 200

12/2/2019
Today, I lift my head and I see this seed that I planted over 200 weeks ago. And I didn’t just plant it and leave it. No, I watered, nurtured and cared for this podcast (my baby) each and every week. Not a Monday morning at 5am went by that I didn’t have an episode going live for you in nearly 4 years. And today, we celebrate yet another amazing milestone in episode 200. There are so many of you who over the years have shared a DM or a WhatsApp, a text, a post or a tweet or a 5 star review...

Duration:00:56:20

Stephen A. Hart: 5 Takeaways for Building a Dynamic Podcast and Personal Brand | 199

11/25/2019
Many of you might be online, but your website or social media profile doesn't have the right visual and verbal identity. You aren't clarifying your purpose and mission, and no one can really make sense of who you are, who you’re serving and what you’re serving. In today's episode, we discuss the 5 elements that helped me lay the right foundation for my podcast and personal brand to overcome some of these obstacles. This week's featured trailblazer is yours truly, Stephen A. Hart. In case...

Duration:00:26:44

Marcus Blackwell: Using Music and Creativity to Teach Children Math | 198

11/18/2019
Teachers are blown away because they'll give me the kids that say they hate math and I'm like, yeah, I'll take them. That's what I look for. And from there they'll do more work in my class the first day meeting me than they would have the entire semester. So this is really impactful. This week's featured trailblazer is Marcus Blackwell. Marcus Blackwell is the CEO and Founder of Make Music Count, a math curriculum taught through music. He received a B.S in mathematics from Morehouse...

Duration:00:41:31

Maya Elious: Monetize Your Message | 197

11/11/2019
Messaging is so important because it just makes it clear how you add value to your industry, and a lot of people just aren’t clear about that. Our featured trailblazer is Maya Elious. Maya Elious is a personal branding strategist that teaches experts how to position themselves as the go-to authority figure in their industry so they can confidently launch their signature offer. She’s helped hundreds of students and clients get clear on their message, confidently increase their prices, have...

Duration:00:27:47

Tawan Davis Discusses The Long-Term, Intergenerational Asset Class - Real Estate | 196

11/4/2019
I want to create long-term wealth that will last multiple generations and that produces cash; among the different options to invest, real estate is a very, very clear option. Our featured trailblazer is Tawan Davis. Tawan Davis is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of The Steinbridge Group, which has structured, executed and invested nearly $1 billion in commercial and residential real estate. Under Mr. Davis’ leadership—which includes managing the investment program and...

Duration:00:44:30

Raymond McKenzie: The Journey of an Entrepreneur Never Stops | 195

10/28/2019
As an entrepreneur and business owner, there is never enough learning that can be done. Our featured guest is Raymond McKenzie. Ray McKenzie, founder of Red Beach Advisors, an executive business and product strategy, operations, and process consultant with more than 20 years of experience with public, private, and start-up tech companies specializing in growth and scaling strategies. Ray has held various senior executive positions with companies such as Verisign, Neustar, State Farm...

Duration:00:35:09

Sherri J: Steps To Build, Transform and Scale Your Business | 194

10/21/2019
It really takes one step, one leap of faith, to grow something beyond what you ever imagined you could. Our featured guest is Jeresha "Sherri J" White. Sherri J started with one childcare facility and opened it because of her passion for education and children. She never imagined becoming a real business guru, opening five more childcare facilities, and starting a business coaching venture. Needless to say, listeners should walk away from this podcast episode knowing that one baby step is...

Duration:00:45:41

Tammeca Rochester: Navigating the Ultimate Entrepreneurial Pivot | 193

10/14/2019
3 of the many takeaways from my conversation today with Tammeca Rochester of Harlem Cycle: 1. No matter your college degree, you can create the life you want. 2. No career is absolute. At any point you can pivot and change direction 3. To open a business you don't need to be the expert but you need to surround yourself with those that are Our featured guest today is Tammeca Rochester. Tammeca Rochester is owner and founder of Harlem Cycle, Harlem's 1st and only indoor cycling studio....

Duration:00:34:01

Eric Thomas: Don't Settle! | 192

10/7/2019
Eric Thomas, aka E.T. The Hip Hop Preacher kicks off our first episode of the 2019 Trailblazers.FM Entrepreneurs series. “The version of you that you are right now is keeping you from being everything you should be. Who you are right now is responsible for why you're not where you supposed to be…. who you are is keeping you from being who you should be and your dreams though, are the only thing that's telling you “Come on. Let's go!” Your dreams are the only thing that's telling “You can...

Duration:00:38:29

Build, Grow, and Expand the Legacy Wealth Perspective of Black Men | 191

9/30/2019
The Black Male Equity Initiative is an interactive exploration of what wealth and equity look like and how you can build it. The intent of the Black Male Equity Program is to establish a foundation from which to build, grow, and expand the Legacy Wealth perspective of black men by measuring and monitoring four specific milestones and results of a black male cohort. Our episode this week is a panel discussion about the first cohort of the Black Male Equity Initiative that took place in...

Duration:00:39:15

Anthony Smith: Keeping Young Black Men and Boys Safe, Healthy and Hopeful | 190

9/23/2019
Cities United works to support the network of Mayors who are concerned with the issue of keeping young Black men and boys and their families safe, healthy and hopeful. Cities United partners with these leaders in the quest to reduce the homicide of Black men and boys by 50% by the year 2025. Our featured guest today is Anthony Smith, CEO of Cities United. My ask today is that you’d help share this episode. If you're posting to social, please tag @tbpod and use the hashtag #TrailblazersFM

Duration:00:33:16

A Nicole Campbell: The Power of Being Relational | 189

9/16/2019
Being relational drives business. Your brand/business must be about more than just transactions in order for it to thrive. The beauty happens in between the transactions/deals. When you are relational, you step into the spaces between transactions, so to speak, and that step-in is what makes clients come back, makes them choose you, makes colleagues recommend you, and makes people want to work with you. Our featured guest today is A. Nicole Campbell. Nicole (Nic) is a mom first, and...

Duration:00:38:39