Success and happiness are essential to all of us, especially entrepreneurs who often strike out on their own to be happier and create their success. If this is you, today's episode will inspire and excite you. Dr. Pele is the author of the new book Social Velocity: Why Going Fast Won't Get You Far. He believes that you have to be happy before you can find success. He also has an incredible story to back up his theory.
Dr. Pele was born in Africa during the Nigerian civil war. This war was a bloody battle between the Nigerian government and the state of Biafra. This battle killed millions through casualties and starvation and created a massive flux of refugees. Dr. Pele and his mother were among these refugees. Amidst the pain and hunger, something miraculous happened as his mother started singing stories to ease his suffering. Hence his first foray into the power of music and the power of story.
He eventually found his way to the US and became a musician writing and producing for a major label artist. He then earned an MBA, a Ph. D, and wrote several books. He worked in various corporate roles and became a motivational speaker. He now focuses on Profitable Happiness through his podcast, books, and speaking. His enthusiasm is contagious as we discuss Social Velocity and slowing down to create relationships, using story in content, authenticity, and so much more.
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Dr. Pele thank you so much for being here!
Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself.
Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world.
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