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Andre Haykal and Christian Bonnier, 2 college students passionate about innovation and financial education, take on a problem that they discovered soon into their college careers: A majority of their student peers are unaware of opportunities outside of the classroom to create wealth through financial education and monetizing their true passions.

In this series, they host interviews with people who have successfully pursued their passion by taking a path outside of the classroom. And finally, the goal of this podcast is to inspire our listeners to find and pursue their passions. Enjoy!

Real Talk University: Exploring Success Stories Outside of The Classroom Andre & Christian

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 145 Ratings

Andre Haykal and Christian Bonnier, 2 college students passionate about innovation and financial education, take on a problem that they discovered soon into their college careers: A majority of their student peers are unaware of opportunities outside of the classroom to create wealth through financial education and monetizing their true passions.

In this series, they host interviews with people who have successfully pursued their passion by taking a path outside of the classroom. And finally, the goal of this podcast is to inspire our listeners to find and pursue their passions. Enjoy!

    LARRY FLOWERS: The Power of Networking & Fun NHL Stories

    LARRY FLOWERS: The Power of Networking & Fun NHL Stories

    On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian sat down with Larry Flowers, an LA based jeweler and entrepreneur. Since getting started, he has become the go to guy for a lot of NHL players for watches and engagement rings. His network of connections is incredible, but his character and selflessness is the most impressive aspect of his story.   He dropped a ton of knowledge, but here are the 3 main takeaways:


    Networking is KEY! When Larry arrived in LA, he worked as a bartender for a period of time. With all of the interactions he made with people on a consistent basis, it did not take long for him to become friendly with a lot of LA people. Not to mention, someone he knew had a connection to the NHL and this is how he started meeting pro hockey players. This blossomed into him becoming widely known as the go to guy for jewelry around the league.

    If an opportunity presents itself, take it! Larry’s friend introduced him to the idea of going into the jewelry business, and his decision to go for it would change his life. Rather than be frozen by inaction or indecision, Larry gave the venture a shot and it has paid off in a big way.  He has found a passion for jewelry, and his business has been booming!

    Honest business is the best form of marketing. Larry’s name has spread due to word of mouth and referrals as the people he works with are impressed by him as a person and by his products. He told us on the episode that he gives people honest prices for his items even if they have no idea what the piece could be worth, and he always tries to make a real connection with his customers. Many of his customers are making a purchase for a special occasion in their life, and Larry strives to make it as smooth as possible.

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    Contact Larry:

    Instagram: @larryflowersjewelry

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    Andre: ahaykal1@binghamton.edu

    Christian: cbonnie1@binghamton.edu

    Twitter: @realtalkuni

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    Website: https://www.realtalkuni.com/

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    TYLER BOSSETTI: Steps To Building Good Credit

    TYLER BOSSETTI: Steps To Building Good Credit

    On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian sat down with Tyler Bossetti, an entrepreneur focused in credit and real estate. Tyler helps clients obtain funding for 0% and repair their scores for their businesses. He also crushes it as a real estate investor, and even lets people invest in properties with him to see a terrific return.  He dropped a ton of knowledge, but here are the 3 main takeaways:


    Risky investments are fine, as long as you trickle the profits into safe investments. Tyler is big into crypto investing at the moment, and he doesn’t advise against a volatile, uncertain trade as long as you have an exit strategy with it. Make your massive return, and then turn it over into a safe investment with stocks or real estate.

    No credit is worse than bad credit. Many people are scared to start building credit due to fears of the unknown. Not knowing how credit works translates to a fear of ruining your credit score, leading you to taking no action at all. But, it really is not as complicated as people make it seem. Get a credit card, make regular payments on the balance you accrue filling up your gas tank or going out to eat, and see your score get stronger as time passes.

    Make sure your initial credit card is from a trustworthy, major bank. Building a great credit relationship with a reputable and well known bank will benefit you in the long run, as the benefits these cards will offer are far superior what other banks can offer with their cards. As your business scales, you can even obtain business credit that will have really lucrative rewards as you rack up major points with your business expenses.

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    Contact Tyler:

    Instagram: @tylerbossetti

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    Contact The Hosts:

    Andre: ahaykal1@binghamton.edu

    Christian: cbonnie1@binghamton.edu

    Twitter: @realtalkuni

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    Website: https://www.realtalkuni.com/

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    • 44 min
    DAVID RIGGS: Grades Do Not Matter

    DAVID RIGGS: Grades Do Not Matter

    On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian sat down with David Riggs, a college senior at Wabash College in Indiana. He is one of the first guests on the show to take advantage of entrepreneurship in college, something Andre & Christian emphasize on the show often. He is the founder of Pneuma Media, an agency specializing in helping small businesses improve their marketing efforts. He dropped a ton of knowledge, but here are the 3 main takeaways:


    Do 3 actionable things every day. Measure your daily progress by having three things you can do daily that will build confidence and help you pick up steam in business and life. For example, set a goal to spend an hour in the gym, do cold outreach to 10 people, and engage with 30 people on LinkedIn. Measuring actions rather than results is huge for anyone with a busy schedule.

    Grades don’t matter. As much as it may seem emphasized in college, they mean nothing in the real world. A 4.0 student could have excelled in the classroom, but does not have the interpersonal skills or the abilities in the workplace that a 3.3 student had. If you are the company, the choice as to who to hire is pretty self explanatory. Focus on developing real world abilities in college, and don’t put too much stock into your GPA.

    Opportunities don’t fall in your lap as a student. Taking it upon yourself to seek knowledge outside of the classroom and find your own opportunities will set you up for success post graduation. Attend career fairs, start your own side hustle, network with professionals and entrepreneurs, and you will have a great head start towards a fantastic career.

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    Contact David:

    LinkedIn: David W. Riggs

    Email: Dwriggs20@wabash.edu

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    Contact The Hosts:

    Andre: ahaykal1@binghamton.edu

    Christian: cbonnie1@binghamton.edu

    Twitter: @realtalkuni

    Instagram: @realtalkunipodcast

    Website: https://www.realtalkuni.com/

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    Thank you and enjoy!

    • 44 min
    Where Have You Been?!?!

    Where Have You Been?!?!

    The boys are back!

    • 11 min
    JORDAN GROSS: Journey To Your Cloud Nine Life

    JORDAN GROSS: Journey To Your Cloud Nine Life

    On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian sat down with Jordan Gross, the executive coach at Cloud Nine Living, best selling author, and a TedX speaker. Jordan’s work ethic and determination to connect with and impact as many people as possible is incredible, and his daily routine of outreach and organic social media growth is mind boggling. Jordan is extremely well versed in mindset and personal growth, and the conversation we had with him was both very unique and extremely impactful. He dropped a ton of knowledge, but here are the 3 main takeaways:


    Reverse engineer your fans. Garnering a following organically is certainly the optimal way to create an audience, but doing the outreach yourself is often times more efficient. Putting in the leg work to send messages, do interviews, and stay active on social media will allow you to connect with people that will often times turn into fans of your content and message.

    Make your own morning routine. Having a morning routine can be key in being effective throughout the day, but following one that you find online won’t necessarily be beneficial to you. By crafting your own unique routine that will get you out of bed and excited to start your day, you will be willing to stick to it day in and day out and get your day started on a positive note.

    Do everything for a bigger purpose. Realizing that your work can leave an impact on a significant amount of people will keep you honest in your work, keep you motivated, and help you to foster meaningful relationships that are based on much more than just business and money. Money is a great motivator, but finding fulfillment in helping others and leaving an impact is what will give all of your work true meaning.

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    Contact Jordan:

    LinkedIn: Jordan Gross

    Free Book Chapters: https://www.journeytocloudnine.com/journey-to-cloud-nine-free-chapters

    Email: Jordan.c.gross2016@gmail.com

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    Contact The Hosts:

    Andre: ahaykal1@binghamton.edu

    Christian: cbonnie1@binghamton.edu

    Twitter: @realtalkuni

    Instagram: @realtalkunipodcast

    Website: https://www.realtalkuni.com/

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    Thank you and enjoy!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    JOHN DANES: The Keys To Being a Successful Entrepreneur At a Young Age

    JOHN DANES: The Keys To Being a Successful Entrepreneur At a Young Age

    On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian sat down with John Danes, a serial entrepreneur based out of Nashville, Tennessee. His digital marketing agency, 99Media, helps entrepreneurs establish their digital footprint. He also hosts a top 100 business podcast, The No Excuses Show. His aim in life is to help others get results and meet their potential.   He dropped a ton of knowledge, but here are the 3 main takeaways:


    READ MORE. Whether you care to admit it or not, you are not a master of your craft. There are people out there with more experience and success than you, and one or two of them just might have a book published. Set aside a block of time every single day to just sit down and ABSORB all of the knowledge they are generous enough to share with you, and become better from it. Find a way to fall in love with the process of reading and learning.

    Take yourself serious. How can you expect any prospective client to take you seriously and sign on when you don’t even have the confidence in yourself? No matter how old you are, trust your expertise and preparation that have lead you to this point. The only way to go all in and invest in yourself and your career is to have the conviction that you’ll find success, and what you think about the most is what your future will hold.

    Do not be afraid to seek MENTORSHIP. We may stress this topic a lot on this show, but for good reason. The quickest way to find success and beat the learning curve is to find someone who has what you want and WORK for them, even if it is for FREE. The ROI of working for free for a period of time will be massive in the long run, as you will come away from that experience primed to go off on your own and find massive success.

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    Contact John:

    Instagram: @JohnDanes

    Website: https://www.johndanes.com

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    Andre: ahaykal1@binghamton.edu

    Christian: cbonnie1@binghamton.edu

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    Website: https://www.realtalkuni.com/

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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145 Ratings

145 Ratings

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Top Podcast

This show really should be Top 10, the guests they bring on are insane and the value delivered in each episode is incredible. Defiantly recommend subscribing if you haven’t already!

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Josh Ordoñez- Great stuff!

Josh Ordoñez did a great stuff on this podcast! Looking forward to more content coming from him and his whole adventure he had from GaryVs Empathy wine project! :)

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Awesome Podcast!!!

Andre & Christian, hosts of the Real Talk University podcast, highlight all aspects of business, investing and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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