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FTF Double-A is Becoming Known More and More as a Musician

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Alex Anderson, famously known as FTF Double A, is an upcoming artist and songwriter from of Memphis, Tn who is making wave in the music industry especially in the southern states. The music that he creates is relatable to many audiences. He started his music career back then in 2016 after he finished his collegiate basketball career at the University of Tennessee at Martin; where he led the NCAA in 3 point shooting. Ever since he started his music career, FTF Double A has been consistently releasing high quality solo projects and singles and has been elevating very quickly. His most recent single titled “Brand New” was just released on all streaming platforms. He released a live studio performance video to this single, but the official music video won’t be released until New Year’s Day.

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FTF Double A, plans to start 2021 off with his single “Brand New” music video and continue to consistently release great music for the remainder of the year!  FTF Double A has been doing his thing for a while and is finally getting the recognition that he deserves.

Being 100% independent with no label or backing could get kinda tough for most artists. But, FTF Double A uses it as a motivation and has been killing the underground music scene since 2016. He is steadily evolving as an artist and it looks as if he has a great future ahead of him. Stay tuned for more from FTF Double A, he is destined for success! 

Interview with FTF Double A….

Where you from and tell me about the culture?

I’m from Memphis, Tn and we have a rich musical culture and it’s only getting better and better

Who are your musical influences?

As far as my sound, I don’t have any influences but I’m motivated by the success of rappers out of my city such as Yo Gotti, Moneybagg Yo, Etc.

How did you first find a passion with hip-hop?

I first found my passion for hip-hop when I was younger. My dad was really into writing, producing and recording music; so it was natural. I started off jay freestyling in my free time and trying to write, I recorded my first few songs around the ages 6 or 7 and I love it ever since.

What’s the Memphis sound?

The Memphis sound is up-tempo trap/crunk type music, dating all the way back to 3 6 Mafia, Playa Fly, etc.

What do you want to contribute to the city?

I want to bring a different sound and message to the city. It seems like everybody is following the same wave/trend, but I’m coming with something different, that’s why I feel like I can stand out from the crowd.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned about success?

The biggest lesson I’ve learned about success is that you have to have work ethic to achieve it, stay dedicated, and that “success is the enemy of our god-given potential,” I have that quote tattooed on my left forearm.

What’s next for you this year and what you look forward to in 2021?

For the rest of this year I’m going to put money behind my single “Brand New” because I truly believe it is a hit and can make a big impact on the world in a positive way. And for 2021, I look forward to success. I feel like this time next year I’ll be on a whole new level as far as my music career and success.

Where can your fans reach you?

I have an Instagram, and Facebook account.

Watch: FTF Double A – “Brand New” Live Studio Performance.

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Why “It Doesn’t Take Money To Make Money”, According To Social Media Star Ken Mack

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Ken Mack on site at a multimillion dollar LED manufacturing company which he acquired in Brazil

“It takes money to make money” – fact or fiction? We put the question to investor Ken Mack, and he tells us that this phrase is “total rubbish!”. Ken, who comes from humble beginnings, was born in the UK, in the country of Scotland. He now resides in multiple locations around the world, and is currently based in Dubai. The self made millionaire tells us how he started his journey 16 years ago. As he had no money to start with, he needed to find a creative way to create wealth without using any of his own money, simply because he didn’t have any. His quest for wealth led him to discover a strategy known as a leveraged buyout. 

A leveraged buyout is a strategy in which you can buy an existing successful business using other people’s money. One such example of a leveraged buyout is utilizing “seller finance” or “deferred consideration” to buy a profitable business. This is where you can agree a price to buy a business from the business owner and rather than paying up front, you can pay the seller over a set period of time by using the cash flow which the business generates. This effectively allows you to buy businesses without using any of your own money. This is the exact strategy that Mack used to create his wealth. 

Ken tells us “it doesn’t take money to buy a business, it takes strategy. Similarly it doesn’t take money to buy real estate, it takes strategy. For example, in Spain you can get a 113% mortgage which means that they [the bank] will pay you to borrow money. And again no deposit is required and the bank will even pay your buying fees.” Ken went on to give us several other strategies for wealth creation such as “rent to rent”. 

We asked Ken if having a mentor is essential for creating wealth. He told us that he cannot say it is essential as he did not have a mentor himself, when he started. However, “the kind of person who says that it takes money to make money, typically has a victim type mentality and they are the ones who could benefit from a mentor the most. Having a mentor will expedite your success and send you light years ahead”, according to Mack. 

Ken Mack now dedicates his time to coaching others to create wealth and he is aggressively working towards becoming “the greatest generational wealth coach of all time”. He tells us that he hopes to achieve this by sharing his real life experiences with normal people who can benefit from them and he believes that anyone can create generational wealth, just like him. As far as the phrase “It takes money to make money” goes, Ken leaves us in no doubt that in his opinion, this is most definitely not the case!

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How Cecilia And Shane Grizzard Tapped Into The Potential Of The Online Space

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Sometimes, people forget or are unable to claim packages from e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Target, or Walmart. Fortunately, these items don’t always go to waste, as people claim them as mystery packages that they open in hopes of finding something valuable. 

While the packages aren’t always what they seem to be, the people who acquire them find different opportunities to monetize them. Influencers even film themselves as they open the packages and guess their contents. 

Cecilia and Shane Grizzard were also interested in mystery boxes, but not for the reasons mentioned. They saw an opportunity to profit from them by tapping into the e-commerce industry. 

Growing In Numbers 

“Shane and I started our e-commerce career with liquidation pallets such as Target, Walmart, Amazon mystery boxes, etc. Then, we started buying truckloads of inventory from target overstocks such as baby items and furniture,” Cecilia said.  

Cecilia realized she wanted to enter the e-commerce industry after seeing that only a few people shop in stores, and the online shopping market is gaining popularity. She also wanted to relax a little from her travel job and run a business from home. 

After an interested customer bought an item from the couple, they created a group page on Facebook and started listing on the Facebook marketplace. Cecilia and Shane then shared their group page and got noticed by other consumers. 

The pair later decided to venture out and started on eBay. In just seven months, they made $75,000 in sales. Cecilia later told Shane to begin selling on Amazon, where they made $55,000 in sales in just one month, with $35,000 in profit. After seven months, the couple earned $140,000 in sales, with $75,000 in profit. 

“The more I share it on my Instagram, the more I get noticed. I was having people ask me for help constantly, which made me start my automation service, CS’ E-commerce,” Cecilia said. 

Starting An Automation Service 

Once the couple’s e-commerce business took off, and Cecilia shared more about it on her Instagram account, more people noticed their success and began asking for help in their e-commerce business. 

Seeing this as another opportunity to exercise her entrepreneurial skills, Cecilia started her automation service, CS’ E-commerce. 

“It takes capital to do $55,000 in sales with a $35,000 profit, but not a lot of people do that in e-commerce. That’s, sometimes someone’s yearly salary at a 9-5 job. I know I can change someone’s life with the automation services I offer,” Cecilia said. 

Check out Cecilia and Shane Grizzard’s Instagram account for more information. 

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What Motivates Coach-Consultant Manuela Proano to Achieve Her Goals

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Each one of us has a passion that we all want to pursue to achieve happiness. Manuela Proano has three: fashion, entrepreneurship, and helping others.

This inspired her to establish MPPA Studio and THE SECRET FASHION MOVEMENT, a coaching-consulting business where she helps entrepreneurs craft their luxury personal branding, and become influential while feeling confident and like a complete badass. 

“I also own a production agency where we craft all the high-end conceptual photos and videos for entrepreneurs and premium fashion brands,” she said. 

A Clear View of Her Goals 

Even though Manuela’s three passions can sometimes be demanding, she wakes up every morning feeling motivated to achieve the things she wants in life. Her secret is having clarity over her goals, which, for Manuela, translates into commitment.

“I noticed every successful person always has two whyʼs—a very internal personal and a purpose. My most personal why is to live a life of freedom, traveling around the world, building new memories, connecting with new people and cultures, and bringing along friends and family, as well as giving back to my parents and supporting their dream life, in the same way they have always supported me” she shared. 

On the other hand, Manuela believes that her purpose in life is to help driven entrepreneurs be badass, confident, influential, and an authority in their field.

She added that having clarity on what she wants, where she wants to go, why she wants it, and what she needs to do to get there also helps her become motivated and grow in different aspects of her life. 

This was made easier when she created MPPA Studio, which gathered all of her passions and is changing many lives through her coaching strategies for development and growth. But most importantly, Manuela is enjoying every step of the way. 

How Her Business Started 

Manuela started as a fashion consultant five years ago. She decided to start a business and support fashion entrepreneurs after coming back home to Ecuador after having studied and worked abroad in the fashion industry in Barcelona and NYC. 

“I had to face a market where I couldnʼt find a job, where my passions and my knowledge were misunderstood and unappreciated,” she shared. 

It took Manuela years to understand certain things and she made mistakes along the way due to a lack of guidance. But as she progressed, she promised that she didn’t want budding entrepreneurs to feel lost and scared as she did before she found her stride. 

“As the market started developing, so did I. I started building a name and a reputation. That is when I realized I wanted to help other entrepreneurs do the same,” she said. 

Check Manuela Proano’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts for more information. Or reach her through her email addresses: info@mppastudio.com and manuela@mppastudio.com

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