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Unexpected Success Podcast

The Unexpected Success Podcast highlights inspirational stories of entrepreneurs and professionals that dared to dream, beat all odds and achieved success.

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Unexpected Success with Jeff Hittner

On this episode of Unexpected Success, Jeff Hittner, Co-Founder of Project X- The Purpose Company-joins US to discuss how perseverance and belief in self led him to start his latest entrepreneurial venture. Through Project X, Jeff leads entrepreneurial and career change programs to help people experiment their way into new careers and launch businesses. And talk about great energy! Jeff is a jewel! _So inspired by Jeff’s determination. #audiogold -#entrepreneur #unexpectedsuccess #podcast #purpose #founder #projectx #career #experiment #NYC #platform #business #winning #faith #relationships #selfmade #success #inspiration #CEO #focus #driven #fail7timesgetup8!

43mins

21 Nov 2018

Rank #1

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Unexpected Success with Carrington Carter and Calvin L. Butts

On this episode of Unexpected Success, I had the pleasure of speaking with and being super inspired by Carrington Carter- former big Pharma brand manager turned serial entrepreneur and real estate investor who is passionate about economic empowerment and wealth creation; and Calvin L. Butts, Jr- Advertising and Media executive, investor and serial entrepreneur in the areas of technology and digital media. Together they founded GetawaySociety.com- vacation rentals in premier locations (with a ode to their Alma Mater- Hampton University).   Calvin and Carrington are fearless and ON FIRE!!! Must listen!!  For more information: www.GetawaySociety.com

35mins

1 Mar 2019

Rank #2

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Unexpected Success with Sally Olivia Kim Part 1

On this episode of Unexpected Success, Sally Olivia Kim, Founder of Crushed Tonic - anti-aging drinks designed for healthy hair, skin and nails- joins US to discuss how she created a successful brand from an unfortunate accident. Sally is a winner. (Part I and Part II)

24mins

4 Dec 2018

Rank #3

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Unexpected Success with Lenny Hansen p/k/a “Lenny The Barber" Part 1

Been awhile but we’re back! On this episode of Unexpected Success, I had the unexpected pleasure of sitting down with Lenny Hansen p/k/a “Lenny The Barber" - legendary Party promoter/ event producer. The stories this man can tell! Lenny discusses his pivots- from cutting hair to promoting (epic!) parties to selling out arenas! Literally no limits! All this and he still keeps family and God first. So inspiring! Audio Gold! For more information: www.ltbentertainment.com

30mins

17 May 2019

Rank #4

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Unexpected Success with Lenny Hansen p/k/a “Lenny The Barber” Part 3

On this episode of Unexpected Success, I had the unexpected pleasure of sitting down with Lenny Hansen p/k/a “Lenny The Barber" - legendary Party promoter/ event producer. The stories this man can tell! Lenny discusses his pivots- from cutting hair to promoting (epic!) parties to selling out arenas! Literally no limits! All this and he still keeps family and God first. So inspiring! Audio Gold! For more information: www.ltbentertainment.com

37mins

3 Jun 2019

Rank #5

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Unexpected Success with Lenny Hansen p/k/a “Lenny The Barber” Part 2

On this episode of Unexpected Success, I had the unexpected pleasure of sitting down with Lenny Hansen p/k/a “Lenny The Barber" - legendary Party promoter/ event producer. The stories this man can tell! Lenny discusses his pivots- from cutting hair to promoting (epic!) parties to selling out arenas! Literally no limits! All this and he still keeps family and God first. So inspiring! Audio Gold! For more information: www.ltbentertainment.com

30mins

25 May 2019

Rank #6

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Unexpected Success with James McMillan Part 1

On this episode of Unexpected Success, James McMillan, Esq. joins US to discuss his ability to PERSEVERE through adversity and create successful businesses; not only for himself, but for the musicians he works with- Machine Gun Kelly, YBN Nahmir, YBN Almighty Jay, YBN Cordae- to name a few. - While most are sitting on their hands to start one business, James has built 4: Law practice- James E. McMillan, PC; Management Company- Make Millions Management, LLC; Record Label (in partnership with Atlantic Records); and, a Music Publishing company- Love Songs. What’s crazy is that he’s not tired yet! The best is yet to come!

21mins

16 Aug 2018

Rank #7

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Unexpected Success with Billy Murphy Part 2

On this episode of Unexpected Success, we traveled almost 200 miles to Baltimore, MD for the opportunity to speak to Billy Murphy, Esq.- prominent criminal defense attorney, civil rights advocate, MIT graduate and former judge. Speaking to Billy was well worth every mile traveled! Billy blew minds with his honesty, outlook civil rights today, the sacrifices he made for greatness and what the younger generation can do to become successful. #audiogold

35mins

25 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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Unexpected Success with Leon Bailey Part 1

On this episode of Unexpected Success, Leon Bailey, Founder and CEO of LeBe Group, Linking Experts AND a thriving Real Estate Holding Company- (sheesh!) joins US to discuss how he went from selling T-shirts on Hampton University’s campus to selling houses and building oceanfront properties. Talk about vision!

30mins

21 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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Unexpected Success with Leon Bailey Part 2

On this episode of Unexpected Success, Leon Bailey, Founder and CEO of LeBe Group, Linking Experts AND a thriving Real Estate Holding Company- (sheesh!) joins US to discuss how he went from selling T-shirts on Hampton University’s campus to selling houses and building oceanfront properties. Talk about vision!

25mins

28 Dec 2018

Rank #10

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Unexpected Success with Billy Murphy Part 1

On this episode of Unexpected Success, we traveled almost 200 miles to Baltimore, MD for the opportunity to speak to Billy Murphy, Esq.- prominent criminal defense attorney, civil rights advocate, MIT graduate and former judge. Speaking to Billy was well worth every mile traveled! Billy blew minds with his honesty, outlook civil rights today, the sacrifices he made for greatness and what the younger generation can do to become successful. #audiogold

32mins

14 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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Unexpected Success with Alyssa Petersel

On this episode of Unexpected Success, Alyssa Petersel, CEO and Founder of My WellBeing- a platform that brings matchmaking to mental therapy- and literally takes the stress out of finding a therapist in NYC, joins US to discuss how she followed an unconventional path to create the platform she sought out to use but couldn’t find in the marketplace. She saw an opening and JUMPED! Alyssa also discusses how the freedom to become anything she wanted (career wise) caused her more angst than being forced to do something specific. #audiogold - #entrepreneur #unexpectedsuccess #podcast #purpose #founder #mywellbeing #wellness #therapy #matchmaking #NYC #platform #business #winning #faith #relationships #selfmade #success #inspiration #CEO #focus #driven

33mins

27 Sep 2018

Rank #12

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Unexpected Success with James McMillan Part 2.2

On this episode of Unexpected Success, James McMillan, Esq. joins US to discuss his ability to PERSEVERE through adversity and create successful businesses; not only for himself, but for the musicians he works with- Machine Gun Kelly, YBN Nahmir, YBN Almighty Jay, YBN Cordae- to name a few. - While most are sitting on their hands to start one business, James has built 4: Law practice- James E. McMillan, PC; Management Company- Make Millions Management, LLC; Record Label (in partnership with Atlantic Records); and, a Music Publishing company- Love Songs. What’s crazy is that he’s not tired yet! The best is yet to come!

34mins

31 Aug 2018

Rank #13

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Unexpected Success with Dr. Shirley Madhere Part 1

On this episode of Unexpected Success, Dr. Shirley Madhere, New York City based Plastic Surgeon, Founder of Elements and Graces and Host of ForeverFAB Podcast- Beauty, Fashion and the Art of Living joins US to discuss her road in building a successful medical practice and tips for how you carry on through critical times. Oh Dr. Shirley! swoon She’s a winner!

30mins

29 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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Unexpected Success with Edwina Kulego

On this episode of Unexpected Success, Edwina Kulego- CEO of Essentials by Edwina- a vegan makeup collection joins US to discuss her entrepreneurial journey from Sweden to NYC. Edwina shares how she was able to leverage her unique background (and her ability to speak 5 languages!) to earn a living and become an entrepreneur. As the daughter of entrepreneurs, Edwina discusses the value of learning from her parents “mistakes” and moving in faith. - Edwina is also an author- as she penned a chapter on International Business in “The Better Business Book”- providing advice to aspiring entrepreneurs. Fly Edwina fly! - #entrepreneur #unexpectedsuccess #podcast #purpose #founder #essentialsbyedwina #vegan #makeup #sweden #NYC #platform #business #winning #faith #byehaters #selfmade #success #inspiration #CEO #focus #driven

37mins

11 Nov 2018

Rank #15

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Unexpected Success with Dr. Shirley Madhere Part 2

On this episode of Unexpected Success, Dr. Shirley Madhere, New York City based Plastic Surgeon, Founder of Elements and Graces and Host of ForeverFAB Podcast- Beauty, Fashion and the Art of Living joins US to discuss her road in building a successful medical practice and tips for how you carry on through critical times. Oh Dr. Shirley! swoon She’s a winner!

16mins

7 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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Unexpected Success with Sally Olivia Kim Part 2

On this episode of Unexpected Success, Sally Olivia Kim, Founder of Crushed Tonic - anti-aging drinks designed for healthy hair, skin and nails- joins US to discuss how she created a successful brand from an unfortunate accident. Sally is a winner. (Part I and Part II)

22mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #17

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Unexpected Success with James McMillan Part 2

On this episode of Unexpected Success, James McMillan, Esq. joins US to discuss his ability to PERSEVERE through adversity and create successful businesses; not only for himself, but for the musicians he works with- Machine Gun Kelly, YBN Nahmir, YBN Almighty Jay, YBN Cordae- to name a few. - While most are sitting on their hands to start one business, James has built 4: Law practice- James E. McMillan, PC; Management Company- Make Millions Management, LLC; Record Label (in partnership with Atlantic Records); and, a Music Publishing company- Love Songs. What’s crazy is that he’s not tired yet! The best is yet to come!

23mins

23 Aug 2018

Rank #18

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Unexpected Success with Ahuva Levy

On this episode of Unexpected Success, Ahuva Levy, Co-Founder of ShopDropapp (@shopdroppapp) - THE authoritative source of information on the best sample sales in NYC- joins US to discuss how she and Co-Founder, Estee Goldschmidt, leveraged their passion for shopping well curated sample sales to launch the Shop Drop. So inspired by Ahuva’s enthusiasm and fearlessness. #audiogold #allthewayup -#entrepreneur #unexpectedsuccess #podcast #purpose #founder #shopdropapp #shopping #samplesale #whodoesntloveadeal #passion #fearless #NYC #platform #business #winning #faith #selfmade #success #inspiration #CEO #focus #driven

23mins

6 Oct 2018

Rank #19

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Unexpected Success with Elliot Zimet

On this episode of Unexpected Success, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Elliot Zimet- illusionist and magician! Elliot shares his success journey and displays some magic tricks that still have me puzzled. What’s better is that Elliot knew he would be a magician from age 9 and never gave up on his pursuit. Great listen! Go EZ!!

32mins

22 Feb 2020

Rank #20