Pivoting Personally and Professionally with Joshua Mundy
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When a tornado devastated Joshua Mundy’s dry cleaning business, the entrepreneur didn’t give in to despair. Instead, Mundy used faith, perspective and, most of all, focus to create Pivot Technology, a Nashville tech solutions company. On this episode, host Elliott Noble-Holt and Mundy delve into the determination it takes to run a business, how to delegate and why it’s important to keep growing.
Trusting the Process & Finding Your Purpose with Joshua Mundy
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Joshua Mundy was inspired at an early age to generate income in very creative ways. His forecasting and visionary skill set has developed him into a serial entrepreneur with the ability to think of an idea or need in the community and quickly take action to set a goal to meet the need. He is currently the CEO/Co-Founder of Pivot Technology School a Full Service Technology School teaching Data Analytics, Software Development, & Cybersecurity! He also was the owner of Music City Cleaners (13 years), theLab, & Events at 624 which all changed on March 3rd when the tornado directly hit the building where the businesses were housed. Joshua believes in giving back to his community and launched a 501c3 called The Fortitude Group which provides housing for guys who have mental illness.Join us in understanding how Joshua was able to chase each of his ideas, which ones failed, and which ones led to success. Joshua says, “we share the before and we share the after, but we rarely ever talk about the in-between” – the wins and losses that lead to our successes. In this episode we will discuss the conception and implementation of Johsua’s various business ideas and how they all led to him being able to create a massive impact in his community. Interested in Impact Investing with Evan and Holladay Ventures for recession-resistant returns and having a positive impact with your capital? Set up a call with our investor relations team to see if it's a good fit: https://holladayventures.com/investors/ Subscribe & leave a review for Monumental on iTunes: bit.ly/eholladay Evan on Instagram: www.instagram.com/evanholladay/Holladay Ventures on Instagram: www.instagram.com/holladayventures/Evan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EvanHolladay/Evan on Twitter: twitter.com/EvanHolladay See what Evan is up to: www.evanholladay.com Keep Up with Joshua: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iammrmundy/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joshua.mundyLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuamundy1110/Twitter: www.twitter.com/iammrmundyWebsite: www.joshuamundy.com SPECIAL OFFER FOR MONUMENTAL LISTENERS:10% off on the History in the Making Hoodies. 100 percent of proceeds go to creating scholarships at Pivot Technology School.
Taking a leap of faith and pivot into a new ground can be scary, but it is what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Welcome back to the Micro Empires Podcast! I’m your host, Jennifer Ives Grimson. In this episode, I interview one of the most inspiring native Nashvillian entrepreneurs with a huge heart for the community, Joshua Mundy. His passion and visionary skill set have developed him into a serial entrepreneur with the ability to think of many incredible ideas and quickly take action to set a goal to meet the needs of the community. Let’s dive right in as we talk about how he took his leap of faith into the entrepreneurial world and pivot with a fresh foundation. [00:01 - 07:39] Opening Segment I introduced Josh to the show and talk about how we met I share some of Josh’s amazing current project Josh tells us about his background and her money culture he grew up in Grew up in a rather poor family Hustling to make money since he was in a very small age Savings mindset The late encounter of investment and stock exchange [07:40 - 14:29] Coachable Mentality Josh talks about his early entrepreneurial mindset Risk-taker mentality The eager to create something out of nothing The lack of Mentorship Learned everything the hard way Josh talks about the importance of gaining and sharing knowledge as fast as possible Especially in the African-American community Learn from others mistakes Having the Coachable Mentality Learn to be coachable Even though it is your risk to take The solution to helping you move forward Josh talks about the Park Center company where we were working for A place that helps the individual with mental illness get skills to get employment Starting his own Janitorial company while working for someone else [14:30 - 28:39] Stepping out on faith Josh talks about him stepping out on faith He talks about a sermon he got about Peter walking on water He took the pivotal moment to focus on entrepreneurial Been 17 years working for himself Sold his Janitorial company at 24 and starting a coffee shop Facing a huge mess Open for 45 days only Lost a huge amount of money Spending 2 years to recover Trying to create several companies and failing several times Landscape company Maintenance business company Buying some property Josh shares the story about signing a lease when he doesn’t have any money Starting a dry cleaner company in the middle of the recession Grew his business Struggle in the first 5 years Expanding his reach [28:40 - 49:31] Planting the seed in the community Create an organization called “The inner Circle” An entrepreneurial community to share information Fighting against the struggling mentality in the community Joining an entrepreneurship center Open The Lab Nashville in 2017 A creative co-working space Incubated some of the best company Occupied the whole building with 3 different companies Josh talks about the Leadership Connect he was a part of Meeting once a week to talk about different issues The lack of diversity in the tech field Getting the African-American community out of the ‘affordable box’ Went to Austin to learn about the infrastructure Quick shoutout to my Podcast Producers: Streamlined Podcasts Use promo code: jives and get a discount Revelation to start a Tech School in 2019 The Philosophy of “I Just Go” Approached by Juan Clark to mow his brand called ‘hood geek’ Came out with a name “Pivot Tech School” Start to recruit people and instructors Helping people to get opportunities by training them with skill sets Investment in the education sponsorship Engage with your investment and follow it Mentoring program from the sponsor Setting people up for success [49:32 - 01:11:41] Pivoting to a Fresh Foundation Josh shares the story when the building got hit by a tornado on March Watching the building got ripped off Losing 3 income streams in a second Dealing with the shock Building a company from a fresh foundation Revelation to pivot Spent a month to process the loss Starting in the fresh foundation Got prepared for COVID19 Pivoted to the virtual classroom Start the virtual classroom Expanded the growth model Opening the door for everyone Josh shares the story about Deandra, a girl who got the scholarship She did not have the money for a deposit Diandra used her talent to fund her pivot and create her way The goal to get a thousand minorities to get six figures in 3 years What is the one thing that you would need to be a successful entrepreneur? Be willing to take a risk and to fail Develop a tough skin Be willing to bet on your self Innovation is created in the pressure Have the mindset of winning [01:11:42 - 01:13:08] Closing Segment How to get more from Joshua? See links below Final words Tweetable Quotes: “Public opinion around failure is what paralyzes people from taking that leap into entrepreneurship.” - Joshua Mundy “You can really achieve what you put your mind into.” - Joshua Mundy “ If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to be willing to take a risk and to fail.” - Joshua Mundy “You have to conquer your fear of failing because innovation is only created in the pressure.” - Joshua Mundy Resources Mentioned: https://www.pivottechschool.com/ Streamlined Podcasts If you’d like to connect with Josh you can find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn more about Joshua and his project on his website at https://www.joshuamundy.com/. You can connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. I’m excited to know more about you. Also, feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.You can call or text 213-973-7206. TELL US WHAT YOU THINK! LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes. This podcast is about YOU. We all have a story; whether your story is a lot like mine or totally different. Maybe you have a good job, but you know in your heart that you want more. Let's Work Together Subscribe to download my FREE eBook, "3 Steps to Pivot and Thrive: Using Micro-Risks to Build Your Micro Empire." Click https://micro-empires.com/coaching and I’ll see you there!
E77: How To Persevere Through Disaster with Joshua Mundy - #MWL Ep. 8
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Catching up with my man Joshua Mundy on his new venture, Pivot Technology School: https://www.pivottechschool.com/ We are also talking about how COVID-19 and the Tornado destroying his businesses overnight has changed him as an #entrepreneur.
E69: SPECIAL REPLAY #CreativePower Hour #24: Joshua Mundy - Act 1 of a hero of mine
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Act 1 of a hero of mine: If I ever wondered why I decided to do this podcast, after this week I will never wonder again. In October, I released episode 24 of the #CreativePower Hour and my guest was Joshua Mundy. Josh is a creative pillar in the Nashville community. This episode captured his origin story and how he launched multiple businesses out of a historic building on Jefferson Street in Germantown. Early Tuesday morning, the tornado that hit Nashville destroyed the building that Josh built his family businesses in for over a decade. All destroyed in seconds.Joshua Mundy is my friend and a hero of mine. I'm replaying his episode this week in honor of his family and the impact they have had in the community.The community has organized a GoFundMe for Josh and if you are so moved, these funds will help his family get back on their feet so they can get back to the work they do in the community of giving people jobs, supporting entrepreneurs and training people to have technical careers. The link to the GoFundMe is mundys.helpnashvillenow.com.
E51: The Hustler's Manual with Joshua Mundy - Creative Power Hour #24
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I like to think that I hustle hard, but there are those people whos hustle makes me tired just thinking about it. Joshua Mundy is a believer in creativity, entrepreneurship, and hustle and has ridden that belief to a string of impactful businesses and an indelible place in the developing culture of New Nashville. Founder of Music City Cleaners, TheLab Nashville and most recently Pivot Technology School, Joshua is a prolific and impactful entrepreneur who finds needs and creates incredible solutions. A true inspiration, I think you'll love hearing Josh's story.