Is the American Dream still alive? If you speak to many immigrants who came to this country with nothing but grit, resilience, and a dream, they will tell you that it certainly is still alive. Authority Magazine recently interviewed successful immigrants who came to the USA who were able to establish a successful career and a good life in the USA. Some of the experts we interviewed put together some fantastic videos sharing their five tips. Please enjoy these videos and interviews below.

Yan Maschke, Yan Maschke Group


We are living in unprecedented and unpredictable times. As a business leader, how can one make plans when the future is so unpredictable? How can one inspire, motivate and engage their team when the future seems so uncertain? How does a leader communicate and direct effectively when people are facing so many personal challenges?

We interviewed CEOs and business leaders who have lead during difficult times, and who discussed ‘How To be An Effective Leader During Turbulent Times’.

Some of the experts we interviewed put together some fantastic videos sharing their five tips. Please enjoy these videos and interviews below.

Rachel H. Graham, Evolve and Transform, LLC and Healing Springs Ranch


Many successful people reinvented themselves in a later period in their life. Jeff Bezos worked in Wall Street before he reinvented himself and started Amazon. Sara Blakely sold office supplies before she started Spanx. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a WWE wrestler before he became a successful actor and filmmaker. Arnold Schwarzenegger went from a bodybuilder, to an actor to a Governor. McDonald’s founder Ray Croc was a milkshake-device salesman before starting the McDonalds franchise in his 50’s.

How does one reinvent themselves? What hurdles have to be overcome to take life in a new direction? How do you overcome…


Many successful people reinvented themselves in a later period in their life. Jeff Bezos worked in Wall Street before he reinvented himself and started Amazon. Sara Blakely sold office supplies before she started Spanx. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a WWE wrestler before he became a successful actor and filmmaker. Arnold Schwarzenegger went from a bodybuilder, to an actor to a Governor. McDonald’s founder Ray Croc was a milkshake-device salesman before starting the McDonalds franchise in his 50’s.

How does one reinvent themselves? What hurdles have to be overcome to take life in a new direction? How do you overcome…


According to this EY report, only about 20 percent of funded companies have women founders. This reflects great historical progress, but it also shows that more work still has to be done to empower women to create companies. What is currently holding back women from founding companies? What can business leaders do to enable more women founders?

Authority Magazine recently interviewed many successful women leaders about “Why We Need More Women Founders” & “What Should Be Done To Make That Happen” Some of the experts we interviewed put together some fantastic videos sharing their “five things that can be done…


Being a founder, entrepreneur, or a business owner can have many exciting and thrilling moments. But it is also punctuated with periods of doubt, slump, and anxiety.

So how does one successfully and healthily ride the highs and lows of Entrepreneurship?

We interviewed hundreds of successful entrepreneurs who can share stories from their experience. Some of the experts we interviewed put together some fantastic videos sharing their five tips about on How To Successfully Ride The Emotional Highs & Lows Of Being An Entrepreneur.

Please enjoy these videos and interviews below.

John Caserta, Caserta & de Jongh, LLC


I wish someone told me I wasn’t going to start out being “good” at songwriting. It’s easy to get discouraged when you’re not immediately getting good feedback or if you don’t immediately feel proud of what you’re making. But the more you create and the more projects you finish, the more you learn and the better you’ll be. When I look back at the songs I had when I first started writing, or even songs I was writing a year ago I can see how much I’ve improved. …


It’s OK To Be Nice — I would always think to perform well that I had to tap into this anger or rage that elevated me to another level. Through experience, I learned that all of those feelings needed to be channeled as motivation rather than anger. I’d build up somewhat of a wall and wasn’t able to truly develop relationships with my peers because I always wanted to be the very best at everything all the time. …


We are living in a new world in which offices are becoming obsolete. How can teams effectively communicate if they are never together? Zoom and Slack are excellent tools, but they don’t replicate all the advantages of being together. What strategies, tools and techniques work to be a highly effective communicator, even if you are not in the same space?

We interviewed hundreds of experts who discussed the strategies, tools and techniques they use to effectively and efficiently communicate with their team even if they are not in the same physical space. …


This one is the most important one for me. Don’t let setbacks discourage you. This industry isn’t easy. Not everything will always work out perfectly. Keep your head up when things go wrong, take it as a learning experience, and keep moving.

Originally Published In Thrive Global On Mar 14, 2018

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ellise about her newest single “Love Made Me Do It.”As part of the Uncharted Series presented by Uproxx and Honda in Spring 2016, Ellise was selected as the greatest up-and-coming acts in music today. …

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