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EP10 Being Bold with Ilana Ben-Ari of Twenty One Toys

Young Money with Tracey Bissett

Release Date: 12/12/2017

EP197 Milli Moves: The Magic Bitcoin Book with Jesse Berger show art EP197 Milli Moves: The Magic Bitcoin Book with Jesse Berger

Young Money with Tracey Bissett

With Bitcoin being the hot topic as of late, there are many questions circulating about what it is and how you can involve yourself with cryptocurrency. To help us dive into this topic and clear up any misconceptions around Bitcoin is the author of Magic Internet Money: A Book About Bitcoin, Jesse Berger. In this episode, Jesse will be breaking down this enigmatic topic and unraveling the promise of sound money. Listen in as he shares his knowledge to help us make the most informed decision to increase the amount of money we have. You will learn why there is no such thing as objective value,...

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When we are more productive in our lives, we are able to have balance and get things done efficiently - all of which lead to increasing our earning potential. However, with so many distractions in this technology focused world we live in, it can be difficult to remain on task and stop procrastinating. So, in this episode, I will be speaking with Mark ‘Ski’ Struczewski, otherwise known as “Mister Productivity,” about how we can increase our productivity, overcome overwhelm, and focus on what matters. Listen in as Mark shares the importance of focusing on the things we can control, as...

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I’ve mentioned previously that no matter what news or social media you consume, you have probably heard people talking about NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). So, today I want to share more takeaways from my NFT purchase and the learnings from it. In this episode, I will be explaining which fees you should be wary of and the top five lessons I learned. Listen in as I explain my findings from a buyers side and the importance of doing your own due diligence to ensure you are fully aware of what you are purchasing. You will learn about some of the reported best marketplaces and the...

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We have all experienced the significant stress and exponential impact of the past year, especially if you are a business owner. To better understand the unique pressures that entrepreneurs face, BDC supported the Canadian Mental Health Association to survey almost 500 small and medium-sized businesses. So, in this episode I want to share with you some of the key findings from this study and explain why mental health is so important to talk about. Mental health issues are not as uncommon as you may think in the work place. Entrepreneurs who are concerned about anxiety, stress, depression...

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No matter what news or social media you consume, I am certain that you have heard people talking about Non-Fungible Tokens. A non-fungible token (or NFT for short) is a unit of data on a digital ledger called a blockchain, where each NFT can represent a unique digital item. Therefore, they are not interchangeable, hence non-fungible. In this episode, I will be explaining why NFTs are being talked about currently, what to be aware of when you hear this term, and who uses NFTs. Listen in as I describe the difference between an artist owning the copyright of his/her work and a buyer of an NFT....

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Ilana Ben-Ari is the founder and CEO of Twenty One Toys, a company that designs and manufactures toys, workshops, and training programs that teach young adults and children valuable skills such as empathy and failure. She is a multiple award-winning product designer, TEDx Speaker, and has been featured in numerous publications including The Guardian UK, Independent UK, and Time Magazine. Ilana joins me today to share her story on how she founded her company, what inspired her to create the Empathy toy, and how her toys, workshops, and training programs are being used by children and teachers as well as corporate executives. She also shares the challenges she has had to overcome as a young, bootstrapping company and why she believes being bold is critical to the success of a small business.  

“In those first years of building your business, it’s really about survival, and that involves a ton of sacrifice.” - Ilana Ben-Ari

 

 

This Week on Young Money:

  • How the idea for the Empathy toy started
  • How her toys, workshops, and training programs go beyond teaching young children about empathy and failure
  • Key traits and elements that lead to her success and how she defines success
  • The biggest financial revelation in her business
  • The importance of thinking strategically to build a long-term, successful business
  • The challenges involved in bootstrapping a small business
  • The importance of evaluating your business plans and aligning them with your goals
  • How she viewed her business in the early stages of growing her business
  • How being bold helped her achieve her goals

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  Key Takeaways for Young Millionaires-in-the-Making:

  • Use money as a tool and vehicle to get you where you’re going.
  • Be bold. Ask people for help when you need it.
  • Be credible. Follow through with what you say you will do.

Connect with Ilana Ben-Ari:

 

 

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