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Quotes from People Wiser Than Me: With Austin Grant

Sean is joined today by martial artist and author Austin Grant.  Grant discusses the influences that resulted in him publishing his curated collection of wisdom from the ages that has helped shape and guide him through the years.Quotes by People Wiser Than Me is available on Amazon.com.  Click the link to discover more!https://www.amazon.com/Quotes-People-Wiser-Than-Me/dp/B08FP54SFW

36mins

8 Feb 2021

Rank #1

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Pamela Good: Solving Illiteracy One Student At A Time (Special Rebroadcast)

From its' humble beginnings as a winter coat donation project in the Detroit Public School System, Beyond Basics has grown to be a leader in solving the nationwide problem of illiteracy.Sean talks with Beyond Basics co-founder Pamela Good about her involvement in ending illiteracy and how she came to see the perspectives of the students in extreme poverty.Pamela believes that the soluton for solving injustice between the suburban and urban school districts in public education lies in helping people become readers.  The inability to read proficiently is inextricably tied to poverty, lack of social mobility, low self-esteem, crime, and violence, she says.https://www.beyondbasics.org

30mins

8 Dec 2020

Rank #2

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Pamela Good: Improving community literacy and changing lives

From its' humble beginnings as a winter coat donation project in the Detroit Public School System, Beyond Basics has grown to be a leader in solving the nationwide problem of illiteracy.Sean talks with Beyond Basics co-founder Pamela Good about her involvement in ending illiteracy and how she came to see the perspectives of the students in extreme poverty.Pamela believes that the soluton for solving injustice between the suburban and urban school districts in public education lies in helping people become readers.  The inability to read proficiently is inextricably tied to poverty, lack of social mobility, low self-esteem, crime, and violence, she says.https://www.beyondbasics.org

30mins

7 Dec 2020

Rank #3

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What is "Philanthroinvesting" and why will it change our planet with Ivan Anz

Is it possible to be a committed capitalist and still help the planet and help others in need?  Can one person really change the world.  In this episode, Sean talks to entrepreneur, humanitarian, and author IVAN ANZ.Anz is the Founder of Equity & Help®, Inc., and the creator of the *PHILANTHROINVESTOR® program. From an early age, Ivan developed a love of building businesses and sought ways to give back and help.Ivan became an entrepreneur at the age of 7, and by age 14, he launched a business that secured funding from the bank. By age 19, Ivan launched his first international business, and today, he is an International Entrepreneur with business in more than 10 countries. Ivan’s company, Equity & Help®, Inc., was founded in 2014. Located in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, Equity & Help®, Inc. acquires US houses from banks and makes them available to investors at prices far below current *ARV (After Repair Value). Equity & Help®, Inc. then finds families to fix up, live in, and take care of the homes for less than the cost of rent, while paying a high rate of return to investors.https://equityandhelp.com/founder

38mins

30 Nov 2020

Rank #4

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Sarry Ibrahim: Turbocharge your cash using a Bank on Yourself integrated system

re: Gaining greater liquidity, use and control of your money using Bank On Yourself (BOY)Sean's guest, Sarry Ibrahim, discusses the versatility of a cash flow management tool that helps business owners, retirees, self-employed professionals, and others regain the use, liqudity, and control of their own finances.Bank on Yourself (BOY) is a proven cash management tool that helps turbocharge every dollar enabling your money to do more.  Whether you are a younger person trying to get gains through investing in real estate or the stock market, or a pre-retiree wanting to avoid risk, BOY can help you achieve your goals. If you are looking for alternatives to bank accounts and CDs, listen to what Sarry Ibrahim has to say about the infinite possibilities of learning to bank on yourself.https://www.facebook.com/1834195023268614/posts/sarry-ibrahim-is-a-financial-consultant-and-the-founder-of-financial-asset-prote/3454523991235701/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarry-ibrahim-mba-ltcp-bank-on-you/

20mins

23 Nov 2020

Rank #5

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Craig Bryson: Why Michigan's Roads Are So Bad And How Can They Be Improved

Just like California, Michigan is becoming famous for, among other things,  its bad roads. In terms of road funding, Michigan has ranked in the bottom nine states in the nation since at least 1964.  Could that be at least PART of the problem?  Why do other states have such great roads and Michigan doesn't?   How has the COVID-19 pandemic made roads and highways even more important than ever?  Senior Communications Manager  for the Oakland County Road Commission, Craig Bryson, joins Sean Sparkman to answer these and other questions that Michigan taxpayers have been asking for a long time.And, folks in other states might want to pay attention as well.  Because chances are, your roads are crummy for the same reasons!

44mins

16 Nov 2020

Rank #6

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Triggered No More With Howa Power

Sean interviews life coach and author of the new Amazon self-help book, "Triggered."

40mins

9 Nov 2020

Rank #7

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Derrick (3D) Davis: Training Detroit Area Youth for Better Careers

An Electronic Systems Integration Technician (ESIT) installs, upgrades, and services a wide variety of residential and commercial electronic systems including: Audio/Video Systems, Telecom, Computers, Cable Systems, Lighting, Broadband Systems, Automation Controls, Security and Green Technologies etc. An ESIT’s role is both high tech and hands on, and is ideal for someone who is tech savvy and likes to work with his or her hands.  Sean's guest, veteran ESIT Derrick Davis realized what a fantastic lifestyle he has experienced because of his work.Davis realized that many young people don't know how vital ESITs are to the broadband, cable, telecom, and entertainment industries.  He knew that as ESITs have begun to retire, there aren't enough trained technicians to replace them.  Derrick also knew that young people could profit both financially and socially from acquiring the technical skills needed to become an ESIT.To help give Detroit's youth affordable, comprehensive training, Davis founded the "AV Tech Institute."AVTI training courses feature classroom and lab work, preparing students seeking a successful career as qualified residential and commercial electronic systems integrators.AV Technology Institute is a Ready4work Career Training Center whose mission is to empower, train, and encourage passionate minds to grow through educational opportunities that support and encourage personal growth. AVTI is dedicated to providing students with the state-of-the-art resources they need to compete in the fast-paced and growing residential and commercial systems integration industry. AVTI’s classroom and hands-on laboratory facilities are located within the Durfee Innovation Society 2470 Collingwood, St. Suites 218-220, Detroit, MI 48206https://avtechinstitute.com/

1hr 13mins

2 Nov 2020

Rank #8

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Sean Talks With Teresa Singleton: Detroit Firefighter, Entrepreneur, and Mother

Sean's guest is a single mother who overcame some tough circumstances to become a Detroit firefighter, property owner, and entrepreneur.    Teresa Singleton believes that when civic-minded entrepreneurs get together, anything can be achieved.    She and the people of the Durfee Innovation Center are proving every day the power of like-minded individuals to change their circumstances.Join Sean as he brings you another interview with a person who, rather than become defeated when faced with adversity, rose to the occasion and made amazing contributions to the community.  People like Teresa Singleton will have you believing that the future is looking much brighter for the City of Detroit.Learn more about the Durfee Innovation Center here:https://www.durfeeis.org/

25mins

27 Oct 2020

Rank #9

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Kristie Secrist: Strategic Intervention Coaching: Manage Stress,Anxiety

Join Sean for an insightful and thought-provoking interview with strategic intervention coach Kristie Secrist.   Through Kristie’s coaching technique and vibrant positive philosophies, her clients are experiencing greater levels of self-awareness, deeper more meaningful relationships, improved health, emotional fitness, the release of past emotional wounds, tools for achieving financial independence and an overall sense of fulfillment.                Her own personal philosophy was forged from conquering breast cancer.  In 2006 Kristie was diagnosed with late stage breast cancer. The previous year she underwent a full ACL Reconstruction as a result from injury during a black belt test. It was a painful and difficult recovery as doctors discovered she was allergic to several pain medications. Understanding her allergy to narcotics, the cancer diagnosis and suggested treatment plan appeared to be an enormous obstacle to overcome. Against the perceived odds, Kristie chose a less evasive path - one that required complete surrender. Listen to Kristie's amazing story and then visit her website to learn more: https://www.kristiesecrist.com/

49mins

19 Oct 2020

Rank #10