Tuesday, April 24, 2018

How Founders Can Use Immigration Hardship As Fuel To Succeed

"Manny" Omikunle of Founders Under 40™ Group, an unconventional founders community, is helping diverse immigrant founders and non-immigrant founders deal with hardship via Founders Under 40™ Group private community.

The thing that seems unjust about the modern civilization sometimes is the living with a mixture of emotions: fear, anxiety, uncertainty and anger. However the faith one has and the perception of the challenges can really make the difference in life and one’s entrepreneur journey. 

Never thought I would have to discuss immigration on my professional blog but when it’s the reality of many lives on this planet and on the news you just know something has to be said and done.

Something has to be done to understand the divide and the hate, discrimination or biases,. . .why the disregard for human life? Something has to be done to remind people we all are in this together because if the tables should turn, ….God Help Us All. Imagine if North American’s were desperately trying to get into the south.

I’m often reminded of Martin Luther King Jr and other human rights activist that came before and those who currently dedicate their lives to human rights causes like LGBTA Rights, Equal Pay, Women Rights, Jew Rights, Black Rights, White Rights, Hispanic Rights, Child Rights, Asian Rights, Anti-Traffic, All Lives Matter Rights, etc. Things have to be understood. Stories of human right violations and founders immigration stories are constantly being heard all across the world. 

As a founder helping to manage a growing founders community, I face my immigration and other challenges like the brave and determined founders who just found a way to succeed. Founders like Chamath Palihapitiya of Social Capital Venture Capital.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The One Way To Get Into a Founders Community Like Founders Under 40™ Group is to Have a Community Mindset


Number One Global Founders Community Only Wants Founders With Community Mindset

There are times you and maybe the rest of the populations just wants to say fuck civilization and fuck communities. Maybe because you see everyone else is just looking out for their own shit. Or maybe you see social-economic fundamentals going to hell. Take a look at your communities.

And that’s the feeling one gets while observing human life. Cities are like a rain forest. In it are animals who work together for the greater good of the whole. And there are creatures who forage through trying to fend for themselves. Some creatures are vulnerable in numbers and some are stronger with a few mouths to feed.

The point is , no creature on this planet can survive without a community. Some how we are all interdependent. The fact remains you or your business will never grow if you are not embracing others and communities. 

The ultimate dream for Founders Under 40  Group members and for many founders around the world is to stop fucking fighting over our minor differences and start working better together for the whole of humanity. Because the human problems we fight over are really fucking stupid.  - Emmanuel "Manny" Omikunle of Founders Under 40 Group

So we at Founders Under 40 Group, global unconventional founders community, are making it a rule that any founder, entrepreneur, business owner wanting to join our private community should be a person who embraces the human communities not just an ethnic community alone. For example, If you are a Christian Founder, we would want a founder that is engaging with non-christian founders. If you are a Korean founder, you should have a good exposure to a black founder and vis-versa.  If you a white male founder, be expose to women founders.

Because our founders community is all about getting along for the greater good of the whole. And based on the current social-economic trends, it’s for your own good too. Belong to the human community not segregated communities.  


Friday, April 6, 2018

Quick 33 Sales Marketing Worksheets & Tips For The Everyday Founder /Marketer - BJ MANNYST Sponsored

When i thought about this content, I first got inspiration from a B2B Marketing ebook by SalesForce. So since I know there are still many business owners and founders and marketers  not sure how to do modern marketing, I said, “ why not put together a quick resource”.  

A quick awesome resource I would like to have in my marketing and sales tool kit. I hope you enjoy. 

And as always you are welcome to contact myself (info[at]foundersunder40.com) or the BJ MANNYST- FOUNDERS UNDER 40 GROUP team(https://www.bjmannyst.com) about your marketing challenges. We are currently offering businesses with credible and legitimate promotional offers to share it with our 10,000 + founders community for free. It’s a WIN-WIN-WIN.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Founders Learning The Basics About The Women Economy - Founders Under 40™ Group Shares

Women’s power and influence in our society and economics has been growing rapidly. It is a beautiful accomplishment and a rewarding sight. Yet many of us if we are not in that space or serve that space may never truly understand the economics and challenges.

The material  below was written by a different author and I’m sharing it as a resource to help better understand and cater to women / women founders / women consumers. I have always loved women both the beautiful and the ugly aspect of womanhood. Do I hundred percent get women, probably not but I do know men and women pretty much want the same things, From safety, access, resources, belonging, love, care, rights, fairness, power, freedom, etc

As always I & FOUNDERS UNDER 40 GROUP welcomes more women, LGBTA, men, religious, non-religious, hulks,  etc. We wanted to do a better job.

Plus, if you are in need of getting more leads and attentions give us a shout [info(at)foundersunder40.com] or visit http://www.bjmannyst.com 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

How to Be Human 101, For Founders & Anyone

In this age of complexity, change, disruptions, protectionism, racism, ageism, gender issues, LGBTA, religious intolerance, violence, unfairness, tribalism, privacy & security hacks, mistrust, social & economic problems, etc some times we need to be reminded of how to be constructive humans. 

There's just something in the environment around the world today that  is gradually robbing us of sense of human cohesiveness. And if we don't learn to be better social individuals we can't maintain communities-nations-world.

The below tips was taking from a different source. You are welcome to share your own relevant thoughts. Striving for absolute perfection is f&*#$ unhealthy either but we need to try see the world from many eyes  and reach out to others because your own quality of life will always be threatened if you don't.


Original Source: https://www.wikihow.com/Be-Human

How to Be Human

This article will walk you through the process of living as a human, from the basic necessities of life to the abstract reaches of human aspiration. This article uses the Hierarchy of Needs (conceived by Abraham Maslow, psychologist and noted human) as its guiding foundation.


    Meet basic physical needs. Human beings cannot exist in a vacuum - without caring for certain physical needs, humans will soon die. Take care of your basic well being or you'll have a very hard time meaningfully pursuing the more advanced steps. At bare minimum, humans need to:
  •         Breathe oxygen. Human beings' most pressing need is to breathe air containing oxygen almost constantly. At the absolute longest, humans can go only about 20 minutes without air;[1] most can only last a fraction of that time.

  •         Eat edible foods and drink water. Humans eat food for energy and to provide vital nutrients for essential body processes. At a minimum, humans should consume adequate amounts of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, as well as several essential vitamins and minerals. Humans also drink water, as it is crucial for many internal processes. The precise amounts of food and water you should consume as a human varies based on your size and your level of physical activity.
  •         Sleep. Humans still aren't completely sure what the purpose of sleep is, though we do know that it's vital for physical and mental performance.[2] The healthiest adult humans usually sleep 7-8 hours a night.[3]
  •         Maintain homeostasis. Essentially, humans need to keep their external environment from interfering with their internal body. This can take many forms - for instance, wearing clothes to regulate body temperature and repairing wounds with sutures, wounds, etc.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Future Of Attracting More Customers, is Creepy Marketing? - GET eBook Today

This is something every single business, freelancer has to figure out. How to keep attracting customers while at the same time exploring new technology.

The thing though is. . . if you are selling a product or service that people are not eager to have or use, any method used to sell them will be a waste. This quick resource will be about going back to the basics about attracting customers and incorporating some new ideas about attracting customers which could lead to creepy marketing.

Let me begin by telling you that there is no perfect way and guaranteed way to attract more customers. It takes time, energy, money, endless driven effort. You are going to need some great marketing, communication, methods, ambassadors, by yourself, hired providers or I & the BJ MANNYST team can assist you.

In my experience and observation you have to think long term because people are still engaging and serving people not robots. So character, personality, values, experience, appearance, expertise, performance, etc are carefully weighed before people buy anything.

The insights may be basic and some will be extraordinary. Hope you enjoy!

PLUS, I & the BJ MANNYST team are offering a free test drive consultation (no implementation) to a select few service businesses.

Contact us: http://mblog.bjmannyst.com via contact page or WHATSAPP: 415-83ZERO-985SIX (We serve North America & Global Markets)


Monday, March 5, 2018

18+ Ways Founders Can Train Themselves To Recognize The Divine Moments & Seize It

I Will first tell you a minor silly story about a time in my life on my way to a business event when nature called. The thing though is that this was not normal nature calling from the rare end. This was I’m going to s____ my pants, please freaking find me a washroom because the diarrhea baby is coming fast. My location at this time is in the middle of nowhere, where there wasn’t a restaurant or gas station for miles in the outer core of the city, mostly residential.

So since I’m faced with this situations, my brain needed to start making calculations about my options. Because holding it was no longer possible.

Option one, you could publicity s_____ your pants. Option two, you could find any discrete space to do your business. Option three, you needed to create opportunities and seize divine moments. I decided to chose the third one by recognizing my divine moments and seizing the divine moments. My divine moments was when the universe showed me multiple rides back to a public washroom.

Okay for now forget the silliness of the above story, which may not be the most inspiring example, and now take in these tips if you want to recognize the divine moments and seize them with confidence which will likely make your life more significant.

I define Divine Moments, as simply like when the universe points a car’s bright headlights in your face to get your attention and then shows you a great way out of a jam or a way to a great opportunity. In most cases not sure how it happened but you know the timing was perfect.

And in most cases the divine moment will not hold your hand and walk you through on how to seize it. It just shows you that divine moment of inspiration and it’s up to you to figure out the actions to seize. It basically means, it will show you the door and you decide to walk in or not.

I don’t share a lot about myself all the time but because the universe was recently there for me at a crucial moment and has always looked out for me, I really wanted to give my thanks by helping friends, family,founders and others. Hopefully this will help you embrace the divine moments in life and capitalize on them.


Monday, February 19, 2018

Tips For Founders Who Want To Stop Selling Themselves Short

The Tragedy of Selling Yourself Short

In a world filled with BS, sometimes the things you don't want to hear are the things you need to hear the most.

The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short, settling for far less than they are truly capable of. The truth is we’re all meant to thrive. We came into this world with more talents and abilities than most of us ever use. Our potential is only drawn from us when we are focused on our strengths, and embrace who we really are. As you grow you realize most people are oblivious to the turmoil in our society and their lack of freedom.

There is nothing worse than living a life somebody else designed for you. The system is designed so the majority fail, which is exactly what they are doing. Enough is enough. Here are the five tragedies of living a mediocre life.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Handling Stress For Busy and Not So Busy Founders

Turning Stress into an Asset

You constantly hear how bad stress is for you: it’s damaging your health, jeopardizing your relationships, and hurting your performance. While these risks are real, recent research is showing that work strain, when managed correctly, can actually have a positive impact on productivity and performance. So how can you take the stress you thought was killing you and make it constructive?

What the Experts Say
Stress is unavoidable. “We live in a world of ongoing worry, change, and uncertainty. You have to get used to it,” says Justin M, an expert in the field of C-suite talent evaluation and the author of [Blanked]. “Stress is an inevitable part of work and life, but the effect of stress upon us is far from inevitable,” says Shawn A, an expert in positive psychology and the founder of [Blanked]. Both Achor and Menkes agree that altering your approach to stress can yield positive effects. “Stress can be good or bad depending on how you use it,” says Achor. In fact, how you manage pressures can distinguish you as a leader and give you a career advantage. Here are five principles to follow.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Why Are Founders So Bad at Changing Their Own Companies

Why Are Startup Founders So Bad at Changing Their Own Companies?

Company founders would seem to be a natural fit for change management programs. They are persuaders and visionaries who are hardwired to perceive opportunities and seize them quickly. Unfortunately, when founders attempt to apply these skills to their own organizations, they usually aren’t as successful. The power imbalance with front-line workers is too intense to facilitate candid feedback, and often the founder has his or her own biases and ingrained thoughts about the company that are impossible to dislodge. If founders are serious about change management they must let someone else, preferably an outsider, facilitate it.

Company founders would seem to be a natural fit for change management programs. They are persuaders and visionaries who perceive opportunities and seize them quickly. From airlines to autos, and from TVs to taxis, individual entrepreneurs have upended one industry after another. When channeled successfully, these attributes represent the lifeblood of entrepreneurship and market disruption.

Unfortunately, when founders attempt to apply these skills to their own organizations, they usually aren’t as successful: It seems the industry disrupter’s virtues are the organizational change manager’s vices. Characteristics that are necessary to lead an organization through significant transitions — traits such as patience, consensus building, and adherence to strict processes — don’t always come naturally to the best entrepreneurs.

I was reminded of these challenges at a recent portfolio company offsite, when a founder friend confided how he’d been struggling to launch an organizational change process with his team. He expressed frustration that the people who would most benefit from constructive change returned only blank stares when he asked them questions such as “What would make your job easier?” and “What should we change around here?”

The genuine desire to improve employees’ work lives and the company’s performance notwithstanding, the most original idea was the heartwarming but impractical suggestion that they should get a company pet. We talked further about his process, and for the most part the founder was doing everything right: His goals were straightforward and sensible — do things smarter and make employees’ experiences more fulfilling. He scheduled discussions regularly and consistently communicated how much he cared about employee culture and well-being. He included all the company’s functional areas and solicited input from levels throughout the firm’s hierarchy.

There was just one problem: He was the wrong person for the job. In every case I’ve observed, the mix of founder personality traits and the power asymmetry between leaders and their employees is a nearly insurmountable barrier to constructive ideation and candid dialogue. Without these, I believe change management is impossible.

This isn’t surprising once you consider what employees are up against in a change management situation. Sit any employee in a room with a founder, instruct them to engage in a candid discussion about how to improve the company’s operations, and that person’s heart rate will accelerate, their blood pressure will rise, and their hands will become clammy. Toss in some office politics and career management interests, and you’ll produce the most banal feedback imaginable.

So how do founders achieve the results they’re seeking if, for probably the very first time, they aren’t the lead resource impacting their companies? The answer is, they can’t. Moreover, even if they could, they shouldn’t. If founders are serious about change management they must let someone else, preferably an outsider, facilitate it.

I have heard every founder objection to the idea that they should hand over such an important process to a stranger. The most common is “No one understands our business as well as I do, so how could a newcomer help transform it?”

However, this objection conflates a company’s unique competitive traits with the organizational capabilities necessary for reimagining the enterprise. And there is an industry of professionals with decades of specialized training, exposure to competitive scenarios, and, most important, an outsider’s perspective that exists solely to do the latter. For this group, not knowing the specifics of a particular industry is a key asset.

Change management experts may not know the nuances of a given industry, but they offer transformation-minded founders four proficiencies that are more valuable:

Establishing objectivity. Few senior executives recognize their unwillingness to adopt new ideas and creative problem solving, and, as a result, personal itineraries often complicate the transformation process. In contrast, the right facilitator can create and enforce a space to objectively explore what’s possible without leaving anyone behind.

Maintaining process integrity. An accomplished facilitator enforces rules and ensures that the team tracks toward its original purpose. They’re especially adept at this because, unlike an employee of the company, the facilitator has only one job: to run the process. In contrast, any employee who is participating in the change process while performing the facilitator role is expected to both provide creative input and guarantee process integrity. In that case, neither job is executed well.

Executing proven conflict resolution protocols. Reexamining every previous decision a company has made can surface longstanding disagreements. If these conflicting positions emerge during a meeting, all forward progress will cease. A qualified facilitator is trained to handle these situations and move past them. The average founder is not.

Guaranteeing follow-up, implementation, and accountability. The cliché that “If everyone is responsible for following up, then no one is” is especially apt when ensuring participants stand by their commitments to modify the way things are done after the initial meetings conclude. A single person with no stake in a specific outcome is an essential resource to capture the learnings from each step in a change management process.

Change is never easy. It requires the time to implement, the patience to discuss, and the willingness to have productive disagreements. Although most founders will do anything for their company’s success, sometimes continued success requires that they hand over the reins in order to help the organization evolve.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Money Insight For Future & Current Rich Founders

I’m Rich, and That Makes Me Anxious

Thomas G, 72, is a multimillionaire, but he is still nervous about money. “I have more money than I had ever imagined, but I still worry — do I have enough, if I live longer than I thought?”
When Thomas G was 17, he worked as a clerk on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and put $10 a week into an account at Irving Bank. “That was my discipline, my savings,” Mr. Gallagher said. “Back then, the goal was to have enough money to buy Christmas presents.”

Mr. G, who is retired from his position as vice chairman of [Blanked] Bank, is a member of [Blanked], a network of over 570 members who collectively manage more than $50 billion worth of personal investable assets.

At age 72, he is a multimillionaire. Even so, “I still feel, to some extent, that I don’t have enough money,” he said. “Emotionally, I don’t come from money; I got very lucky on Wall Street. I’ve been dealing with a myriad of psychological issues since I retired. I have more money than I had ever imagined, but I still worry — do I have enough, if I live longer than I thought?”

The psychology of wealth is knotty. On the surface, being wealthy can make people believe they have more control over their lives, but it can also control them emotionally, said Olivia M, a psychotherapist in Washington who specializes in money issues and is the author of [Blanked]




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