Mental Dialogue

MONEY MOTIVATION “Episode 5- Appreciating vs Depreciating Assets”

The MONEY MOTIVATION PODCAST is an UNSCRIPTED VIEW INTO THE GAME OF BUSINESS & MONEY where we eavesdrop on conversations with some of the country’s preeminent business  & financial minds. Episode 5 features guests, MARC RANGER, founder of Money Motivation and Executive VP at a Fortune 300 company, along with MICHAEL SUTTLAR II, Chief Investment Officer at SC Capital Management (Commodities & FOREX Trader).  Both gentlemen are highly respected in their industries, so tune in as host, Montoya Smith aka Black Socrates delves into how they think about creating wealth for themselves, their families, and future generations, no matter the economic realities surrounding them.  We ask both of our guest to detail obtaining a successful ASSETS and how they approach splurging on D...

In America Do Blacks Play The Victim? (The Debate)

Are AFRICAN AMERICANS still victims of AMERICA’S OPPRESSION or do we PLAY THE VICTIM and hold ourselves back from America’s opportunities?  Special guest co-host, JANELLE KING, also co-host of TV’s Georgia Gang, helps us moderate the discussion with returning guests, CBS Radio host, ROBERT PATILLO, and, SHELLEY WYNTERS, host of the Shelley Wynters Show.  If the VICTIM MENTALITY is true, how does it hold us back as AFRICAN AMERICANS?  If it is not true, what can we do about SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION beyond protest?  MENTAL DIALOGUE asking the questions America’s afraid to ask. ALL I ASK IS THAT YOU THINK

How Are Black-Owned Businesses Surviving The Pandemic?

CALLING ALL BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS OWNERS!!!! Special guests, tax accountant & CARES ACT consultant, RONICA BROWN, along with Urban Grind Owner (coffee shop), CASSANDRA INGRAM drop by to discuss the impact of the PANDEMIC, specifically on BLACK BUSINESSES; and what can be done to survive now and beyond. BROWN’s agency specializes in helping small business’s navigate the CARES ACT, so business owners especially, call in to get her expertise. INGRAM’s shop, Urban Grind, located in the midtown area of ATLANTA is a long-time staple on the poetry, music, and arts scene, especially for the BLACK COMMUNITY; hosting weekly events is still open, but limited hours during the PANDEMIC. Tune-in to hear what adjustments she’s had to make and what she anticipates the future of...

Money Motivation “Episode 4- Leveraging Credit In Business”

The MONEY MOTIVATION PODCAST is an UNSCRIPTED VIEW INTO THE GAME OF BUSINESS & MONEY where we eavesdrop on conversations with some of the country’s top financial minds. Episode 4 features guests, MARC RANGER, founder of Money Motivation and Executive VP at a Fortune 300 company, along with YOHANCE HARRISSON, CEO & Wealth Advisor at Money Script Wealth Management.  Both gentlemen are highly respected in their industry, so tune in as host, MONTOYA SMITH aka BLACK SOCRATES delves into how they think about creating wealth for themselves, their families, and future generations, no matter the economic realities surrounding them. We ask both guest about how do they leverage credit to not only conduct business, but also to expand their business ventures? You’ve never heard mo...

Money Motivation “Episode 4- Leveraging Credit In Business

The MONEY MOTIVATION PODCAST is an UNSCRIPTED VIEW INTO THE GAME OF BUSINESS & MONEY where we eavesdrop on conversations with some of the country’s top financial minds. Episode 2 features guests, MARC RANGER, founder of Money Motivation and Executive VP at a Fortune 300 company, along with YOHANCE HARRISSON, CEO & Wealth Advisor at Money Script Wealth Management.  Both gentlemen are highly respected in their industry, so tune in as host, MONTOYA SMITH aka BLACK SOCRATES delves into how they think about creating wealth for themselves, their families, and future generations, no matter the economic realities surrounding them. We ask both guest about how do they leverage credit to not only conduct business, but also to expand their business ventures? You’ve never heard mo...

How Hard Is It To Live Out Your Dreams?

HOW MANY OF US TRULY LIVE OUT OUR DREAMS? This week our special guest co-host is actress/make-up artist, ELYSE DAVIS, and our featured guests are music producer/artist, JOE BLEEZ and tech entrepreneur, ELI MARKUS, as both are at different stages of LIVING OUT THEIR DREAMS. Five years ago, BLEEZ, gave up a SIX-FIGURE income to return to his 1st Love, music, but the journey took longer than expected and now he is on the verge of truly living out that dream. On the other hand, ELI MARKUS, aka THE DIGITAL SNIPER, found his expertise in the TECHNOLOGY field early, and as a young man lives a life many of us only dream of.  BEYOND MOTIVATION, we want to hear the PSYCHOLOGICAL battles and willpower it took to stay the course towards living out their dreams?  How did they find and commit to their D...

Quarantine: What Don’t We Understand About Anxiety & Depression?

While the political left and right go back and forth about SHELTER IN PLACE orders, there are many who were already suffering from ANXIETY & DEPRESSION prior to the SOCIAL DISTANCING guidelines; and now many more will be faced these very serious MENTAL HEALTH issues. Psychotherapist, DR. KATRINA PITTMAN, owner of Paradigm Shift, brings her 17+ years of experience in MENTAL HEALTH on the show to discuss what people may be experiencing during this COVID-19 PANDEMIC. What does she recommend for those who are anxious about these uncertain times? How do you know if your anxiousness or sadness has turned into full blown ANXIETY or DEPRESSION?  How do you remain mentally strong if you are the breadwinner for your family, but your job or financial future is in jeopardy?  Even if you are not e...

Money Motivation “Episode 3- Biggest Mistakes Made In Business”

The MONEY MOTIVATION PODCAST is an UNSCRIPTED VIEW INTO THE GAME OF BUSINESS & MONEY where we eavesdrop on conversations with some of the country’s top financial minds. Episode 3 features guests, RASHAD HOWARD, investor, and serial entrepreneur, along with TERRY SIMMONS, CEO T. Simmons & Company, a organizational design, brand development, and workforce development firm. Both gentlemen are highly respected in their industry, so tune in as host, MONTOYA SMITH aka BLACK SOCRATES delves into how they think about creating wealth for themselves, their families, and future generations, no matter the economic realities surrounding them. We ask both guests what was their biggest mistake they made when they first went into business, or if their first business failed what did they le...

When A Good Man Shows Up, Now What?

Some BLACK MEN think there are plenty of BLACK WOMEN who are unable to deal with a GOOD MAN in their life. These GOOD BROTHERS often end their pursuit with a women they see great potential in, due to certain dynamics that seem to consistently come up.  What are those dynamics?  What do these GOOD MEN expect from women?  Are their expectations unfair?  When a good man comes into a woman’s life, how does she know?  Do some women say they want a good man, but treat them like all the others, or sometime even worse?  Do some GOOD MEN take advantage of the fact that they are seen as commodity? MENTAL DIALOGUE asking the questions America’s afraid to ask. ALL I ASK IS THAT YOU THINK

Is America Trying To Kill Us?

Whenever America catches a cold, it often said BLACK AMERICA catches the flu. This sentiment holds true as AFRICAN AMERICANS by far have been hit the hardest by the CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. Initially there was an urban legend that BLACKS could not contract the virus, but as it spreads across the U.S. some BLACKS are now asking are AFRICAN AMERICANS being targeted. Many AFRICAN AMERICANS say they will refuse a VACCINE for COVID-19, if one comes online, amidst past fears that VACCINES have been used to give BLACK boys AUTISM. BLACKS will often site conspiracies such as the TUSKEGEE EXPERIMENT, HIV & AIDS, or the WAR ON DRUGS and POLICE BRUTALITY as more proof that America has a death wish for the AFRICAN AMERICAN community. Is America trying to kill us, or is this fear driven by America...

Money Motivation “Episode 2-Retirement Taxes & Tribute to Earl Grave Sr.”

The MONEY MOTIVATION PODCAST is an UNSCRIPTED VIEW INTO THE GAME OF BUSINESS & MONEY where we eavesdrop on conversations with some of the country’s top financial minds. Episode 2 features guests, MARC RANGER, founder of Money Motivation and Executive VP at a Fortune 300 company, along with YOHANCE HARRISSON, CEO & Wealth Advisor at Money Script Wealth Management.  Both gentlemen are highly respected in their industry, so tune in as host, MONTOYA SMITH aka BLACK SOCRATES delves into how they think about creating wealth for themselves, their families, and future generations, no matter the economic realities surrounding them. We ask both guests when they retire what financial vehicles they plan to use to lower their taxes.  You’ve never heard money talk like this; itR...

Blacks In Tech: How To Break In?

There has never been a better time than now for AFRICAN-AMERICANS to break into TECHNOLOGY as America and the rest of the world sits at a standstill fighting the CORONAVIRUS pandemic.  Special guests, the owners of Tek Time LLC, DAGEM ADANE & SHANAYLA SWEAT, as well as ELI MARKUS, known as the digital sniper and owner of both the Wifey & Come Thru Apps drop by to discuss not only their digital backgrounds, but their efforts to train others how to either work inside the field of TECHNOLOGY or how to MAKE MONEY DIGITALLY.  What if you’ve never been in TECHNOLOGY, can they train you?  Can you make money ONLINE without a great deal of TECHNICAL or COMPUTER SKILLS?  Do you want to train for a SIX-FIGURE JOB in IT or own DIGITAL PRODUCTS that bring you passive income up to SIX FI...