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Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Our readers would love to “get to know you” better. Can you share your “backstory” with us?
I hold a JD, Master’s in Health Law, and a background in Psychology. We have recently been included in Harvard law research, have attracted thousands, and have several organizations and law firms’ interest. When we initially began, we spent years doing due diligence: researching online conflict disputes, finding partners, devising white papers, and more. The pivotal moment for us was when we received a call from a very well-known company telling us of their extreme interest in our mission and wanting to be involved. We knew that many others shared our goal, and this was a reality. Our start began by reading and listening to the news day after day regarding homicide, suicides, and bullying. Everyone knew they were serious issues, but no one seemed to come up with a solution. That’s where we came in. Our biggest lesson is to combine your passion with a social interest. Everything sorts itself from there.
Brāv has become the first option in workplaces, and schools, in lieu of HRs, deans, and principals’ standard policies. In this way, there is less work for everyone! In addition, teaming up with groups including schools, workplaces, police departments, and task forces allow for accountability, where all parties are ensured to come together.
I ended up pursuing my JD and my Master’s degree in Health Law and Policy. I worked the whole time through school, sometimes teaching sometimes mediating, but always working towards building a better life.
What do you specialize in, and why should someone choose you over your competitors in your field?
Right now I have my feet on both shores of the biggest change we have seen to the economy in about 100 years. On one side, I am dealing with the issue of international conflict in business with Brāv Online Conflict management. We are currently working with universities to build programs to help students, from high school through grad school, realize that international conflict is something that they should study. I think the two recent crises are really driving that home. On the other side, I am part of an amazing team that is building a 3rd wave crypto token, which should be a game-changer. I think by this point everyone realizes that crypto is the future, despite what the federal reserve says, and that we need something stable not pegged to a failing currency. So, I guess, the reason why someone should choose me over a competitor is that I am working to help define the cutting edge, not just be on the cutting edge.
Can you share a story about the biggest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
One of the first things I tell my students in undergraduate business classes is that everyone sees themselves as the star in their own story. The biggest mistake that I made, and I see a lot of other people make, is thinking that everyone sees your success as part of their vision. Each person out there is working to make their life better for themselves, this can be through helping others or being cutthroat. In most cases, you are an ancillary character in their story. If you want them to help you succeed, you need to show them that you will bring something to their life, not just “make things better in general.” Early on, I was very idealistic wanting to make the world a better place. I still do, but now I show people how they will benefit in the processes I put in place to achieve that goal.
If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of wellness to the most amount of people, what would that be?
Education, I know Horace Mann started the public education program in the United States, but we don’t have that anymore, we have government school, storage centers for kids while their parents work that have education as a secondary mission. We need to restore an education system that can compete globally in this world. We need to embrace digital education, quit treating kids like they are adults who should be working 60-hour weeks (40 hours of school, 15 hours of homework, and 5 hours of extracurriculars, not to mention overtime on the weekends). Have the kids do the work in the schools where the teachers can help them when they have trouble, have them watch lectures at home where the parents can see what they are being taught, and quit forcing kids to be in 20 events- they are already in the biggest event of their lives, childhood. If we can move schools back into the community and out of state capital/Washington control we may be able to rebuild some of the education and community we have lost over the years.
Can you help articulate a few things that can be done as individuals, as a society, or by the government, to help overcome those obstacles?
Charter schools and private schools may be a good start. Public schools are answerable to the “loudest parent” or the “loudest person in the community that has not experience as an educator or parent.” Therefore, we are seeing so much focus being shifted to social studies and less on science. The principals and good teachers are fighting for good a curriculum, but politicians (on both sides) and activists are forcing problems into school. Charter schools move the accountability back to the parents and the schools, removing some of the government nonsense. Having taught college since 2006, I want students who can read, write, do the math, and have an understanding of history, computers, and civics. These are being supplanted by arts, gym, and social studies, which are electives (I support all three but not as the main focus of school).
As individuals, perhaps take the time to be involved. If you are a professional, offer to speak at the school. Kids are being taught that influencers, celebrities, and athletes are real jobs- they are not. Let them see firemen, let them see policewomen or business people. Have kids idealize real jobs, not jobs that are just leaches on society. But to do this, those of us with real jobs need to “make a showing” of why our jobs are “cool.”
What are the “myths” that you would like to dispel about being a founder? Can you explain what you mean?
You have to be a genius- this is the biggest myth. Many people I have met who created a business have trouble opening a pizza box. Anyone can have a good idea; if you have it, then you need to have faith in your abilities.
It takes money to make money- I have started two businesses with just a little money, once again you have to be cool eating ramen for a few years if you want steak every night. Do not let people tell you if you are not rich you cannot build a business.
Capitalism only works for the rich- I hear this all the time from college professors who are making 6 figures a year. The truth is most of the rich people I know want to see socialism because they no longer have to worry about money where they are. Most of the capitalists that I know are people who worked their a**es off to get where they are today, not super-rich pontificating to others what they should do while they live off of family money, but people who made their own way in life and are living the American dream.
What’s your piece of advice for people who want to quit their 9-5 job and start a business?
o Don’t quit till you are ready to quit, you do not do anyone any good if you spend every night staring at the ceiling wondering how you are going to make ends meet. Most people who start businesses keep their job until they are ready to make the move. Even when you are ready, keep your old job on the hook part-time if you can. The first year of a business is hard, and so are the second and the third. Make sure you are ready before you make the “grass is greener” move.
What are your “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started” and why?
Teachers and college professors are people, they do not know everything- do not get business advice from them (as a businessperson).- You have no idea how much bad advice I have gotten from teachers.
Get involved with grant writing early- Government money is your money coming back to you, do not be afraid to ask.
Never get a credit card, they are a scam.-Earn it before you spend it, this will help you keep your debt down and that stupid credit score up.
Keep physical copies of everything you write- having a portfolio can be useful, even if it is just for you to update information.
Write a little each day to keep in practice.-writing lets you talk to people when you are not there. Write often and publish when you can.
What would you tell yourself ten to twenty years ago that you wish you knew then?
Buy bitcoin when it was under a dollar. Just kidding, I would have told myself to keep up with programming languages. I quit learning after C, so I am way behind and now have to pay people to program for me.
What is the biggest sacrifice you’ve made in starting or running your business?
Moving, and I am about to do it again. Sometimes you have to move where the work is, you have to give up some of what you have to get what you hope for. It can be a challenge but moving away from your home can be a rewarding experience.
What do you think could be the future of NFT? How useful can they be for everyone?
NFTs are a big part of the future. Not the monkey pictures, but the actual utility of permanent rights to digital property and immutable storage. When this moves into the legal and business fields it is going to build on the current gold rush of crypto. We do a whole chapter on this in “Dragons of the Digital Age,” our new book available on Amazon.
What is your no-fail go-to when you need inspiration or to get out of a creative rut?
Deep contemplation – go out where you cannot get a cell phone signal and let your mind run free without the constant beeping of the phone. Sometimes time is your best friend, even when you think you are fighting against it.
Lastly, what do you think this world needs the most?
Celebrities and politicians might think about not telling people how to – think. From the brightest to the least intelligent, let people think of their own ideas. True, there will be a lot of dumb ideas coming out, but there will also be a lot of good ones. We are in a dark age where we are teaching kids to “listen to others” and to “accept what other people say, even if it is wrong,” and that is creating a generation of drones. Generation Z and Gen Alpha are really bright kids, we need to give them the opportunity to think for themselves. See if you can find a high school that is teaching logic (not computer logic, real logic), they are not. Let’s teach kids how to think, not what to think and we may have a generation that can fix some of the problems the “Greatest Generation” and the Boomers wrought on this world.
Thank you for these fantastic insights. We greatly appreciate the time you spent on this.