Brody Herrick is a high school student who has in-depth conversations with successful entrepreneurs, innovators and artists about life lessons and their experiences when they were teenagers.
Grant Sabatier - Author and Podcaster
I wish I could have just told my 16-year-old self – you know – chill out. Keep reading. Keep enjoying your life. Don’t stress out too much. You’re going to find your way. It’s going to be hard and it’s going to take time. It’s going to be messy, but that’s going to be the beautiful part of the journey.Grant Sabatier
Grant Sabatier is probably a name you probably unknowingly recognize if you’ve ever been down the financial reading rabbit hole.
Grant is the author of the incredible book Financial Freedom, an invaluable tome of knowledge and personal experience. The amazing thing about Grant is that he knows what he is talking about.
Grant’s story begins when he was 24 years old and had $2.24 in his bank account. Grant decided he needed to make a change in his life, and he began by reading every single book on finance he could find.
Over the course of 6 years, Grant read over 300 books on finance, meaning he read almost one a week! Using his knowledge and determination, he was able to pull himself up to becoming financially stable and then much, much, more than that.
The best word I can find to describe him is inspiring. He’s the kind of person you could listen to for a few minutes and then want to completely change how you live your life. While speaking with him, I was so awestruck with what he was saying that I had a very hard time keeping conversation, and not just saying “wow”.
* About Grant’s podcast Millennial Money* About voicing his own audio book* High school in Nothern Virginia* Deep dives in the library and the Internet* Favorite part of a book is the bibliography* Books are alive* How to start thinking about what you want to become* About taking risks and staying curious* Putting fear in its place* What to do with the next 34 years* Levels of freedom* Stop and evaluate as you move through stages in life
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Millennial Money websiteFinancial Freedom – book Financial Freedom – audio book on AudibleFinancial Freedom podcast Grant’s Wikipedia entryGrant on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, FacebookRich Dad Poor DadTim Ferris podcastNapoleon HillCarl Jung a href="https://www.ondeckbattingcages.com/blog/the-first-half-of-life-is-devoted-to-forming-a-healthy-ego-the-second-half-is-going-inward-and-letting-go-of-it#:~:text=Lessons%20Softball%20Lessons-,%E2%80%9CThe%20first%20half%20of%20life%20is%20devoted%20to%20forming%20a,and%20letting%20go%20of%20it.
Tina Hay - Entrepreneur and CEO of Napkin Finance
Tina Hay has been an entrepreneur since she was in high school. It's what she's always wanted to do. She shares her thoughts on what it takes to be successful.
Neil Strauss - Author and Transformational Journalist
Neil Strauss is an author and transformational journalist. A ten-time New York Times best-selling author, he's also written about the biggest names in music for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Esquire, Spin and other magazines.
Ho Nam - Venture Capitalist
I was introduced to Ho Nam by a previous guest, and going into my conversation with him it’s safe to say I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew about Ho was what I had gathered from my online research and the fact that he had gone to a very similar high school to the one I currently attend.
I had all my emergency questions prepared in case I couldn’t find a way to continue the conversation. As soon as we started chatting however all my fears dissipated. Ho was incredibly open and easy to talk to as soon as we met, almost immediately sharing some incredible insights into the way he thinks.
Who is Ho Nam? Ho is one of the most intelligent and thoughtful venture capitalists I have ever met. He is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Altos Ventures, a global VC and RIA with more than $3B in regulatory AUM. Since 1996, Altos has invested more than $1B in 100+ global tech startups, usually as the first and lead institutional investor.
He began his career by getting his Bachelor's in engineering from Harvey Mudd College and his MBA from Stanford University. Clearly, Ho is very educated, but he backs up his impressive resumé with an even more amazing charisma.
The only thing more entertaining than listening to him is actually speaking with him yourself. This is an episode I think everyone can enjoy and learn from, regardless of your prior understanding.
Amy Chan - Author and Breakup Expert
Amy was a surprising guest, to say the least. I went into my conversation with her preparing questions based on what I thought she knew the most about, relationships. But I was immediately shocked to find out all the incredible things that she knew from her life experience. Amy has a childhood story that allows her to give some amazing insights into the world, as well as herself.
Amy is a breakup connoisseur in the best possible way. After having her heartbroken by a boyfriend, she later decided she wanted to help people who are in the same situation she was. She founded the Renew Breakup Bootcamp, a retreat for people suffering after a breakup, which thrives to this day. Recently, Amy wanted a way to share her knowledge with the greater public in a manner accessible to all, through a book. Her new book Breakup Bootcamp: The Science of Rewiring Your Heart is now available on Audible and Amazon. It is filled with amazing anecdotes and pieces of advice that are helpful even to those not currently experiencing a breakup.
Nikolai Bratkovski - Entrepreneur Extraordinaire
Where do I even start with Nikolai Bratkovski? Nikolai was the fourth person I ever talked to for the podcast, and it’s safe to say my conversation skills were not yet on point (still improving!).
When I went into the Zoom call the first thing I got was Nikolai holding his computer with his hands and walking outside to enjoy the clouds. So you’ll hear a bit of mic noise as we talk.
We started with small talk and eventually, we started the podcast, but what I didn’t expect was the longest conversation I had to date with an incredible storyteller.
But who is Nikolai Bratkovski? As with most things, it’s complicated. Nikolai was born in Belarus and moved to Canada in his teens with his family.
To say Nikolai was a good kid would be false. The man did own a nightclub when he was 18. He did start coding at a young age, however, and that experience proved to be invaluable. Nikolai used his coding skills in combination with his entrepreneurial skills to create websites to make healthcare more available through the Internet.
Nikolai has devoted the rest of his professional career to healthcare, recently co-founding Opencare in Canada.
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Nice job Brody!
Interesting guy - hilarious that he flunked English when he went to school in Japan.