When Adesola turned 35, she asked herself key questions as she took responsibility for where she was in life. All roads led to the following- 'What is the point of all this?' 'How can I live purposefully, with no limitations?' 'How can I secure my daughter's future?' 'How can I make a positive impact in this world?' She concluded her self-discovery session with the question 'How to make a million?' and so #HTMAM was born. She set the goal and timeline 5 years to achieve it.
What she discovered was in line with her purpose as a mentor and teacher. She was mastering herself and steering her own boat, not just managing to balance it to a prosperous future. She sought the help of a Life Coach in the first year of her journey and at the start of her second year, she was led to share it all. Year 2 was about financial literacy and educating herself on how money works for you, not the other way round. Year 3 was about generational wealth which led her to seeing ways to build equity in her community. Now in her 4th year, which she calls her asset and year, she believes that the constant worry of money limits people from truly achieving their potential and thus their purpose to serve humanity.
She decided to build a pathway based on her experiential journey of self-mastery, self-discovery and financial freedom to enable others to gather the adequate resources needed to be the change they wish to see in this world! See her journey so far in her own words...
Year 1| Cocoon
This year was all about Self-Care. I had to gain a deeper understanding of myself in preparation for my #HTMAM journey and I did not do this alone. I sought the help of a Life Coach Erica Marasco who has now launched published her method in her first book with my former companyMore Media International.I have transitioned into a role in a tech company as an Associate Strategy & Marketing partner. Catch my skills now backed with a solid team atHexagonal IT Solutions U.A.E.
I expanded my network intentionally by surrounding myself with like-minds, I read a lot, attended webinars, seminars and got a CFP on board. The goal is to find a formula, a path that suits me. You too can start with my 7 sources of income sheet and my 5-year roadmap coming soon.
I have successfully completed phase 2 6months ahead of schedule. I am now in Phase 3!
Year 3| Keep it in the Family
I have begun executing and applying all I have learned and tweaked advice I got in the first 2 phases. This came around sooner than I expected. I have finalized 2 sources of income from my7 Sources of Income sheetand have successfully launched a third. There is a twist though and you will find out more from the title series 3 of my podcast: Generational Wealth. You guessed it, I brought my immediate family along.
We launched a for-profit beauty brandChocolate & Cinnamon.It has been a revealing experience and the key to success is not to smile and bear it but to be firm on roles so wires do not get cross. Another tip is to find out what each members personal lifestyle goals are and create pathways to help them achieve it.
Partnered with 2 amazing women and launchedSheba Venture Partners.We pooled resources and invested in 10 startups owned by Pan-African women, Immigrants and Youths.
I don't know about you but 2020, Rona Year threw a massive spanner in the works. I had to change strategies and at Sheba, we decided to invest in only 10 companies every 5 years with our own cash. This means in a few years, i will have achieved No 5 on my 7 Streams of Income List.
I have to say interest is not looking great but learning how compound interest works and will let you know how that goes. Savings could be better but investing and injecting capital into a HyGear Technologies took the wind out of me. However I know hold the title of inventor with 2 patents pending(Asset) and more on the way. Yes I went back to founder space in a tech company and loving it. This is all towards Income stream No 3 and locking in No 1. It's not easy starting this journey without income stream No 1.
This is about assets and equity. I embraced the fact that I am an Asset! So I went to work to milk it. i wish i could list them here but you are going to have to wait and listen! I can share that the HTMAM brand is now under the Risepreneurs Family.
Phase 5| Responsibility & Reflection
Maintaining a strong sense of gratitude for experiencing the past five years. Everyone and every opportunity I have come across is this journey- I can't wait to achieve my goal even if it is outside the allotted time because all I would have learned would be the most important thing to pass on. Look out for my Book!
Ever wondered how to make a million? Check out Adesola's Podcast!
Series 2 welcomes guests who are millionaires or on their way to becoming one.Great Conversation's of the #HTMAM Kind Podcasttakes you on a journey to discover how self-made millionaire's made their first million. You also get to hear from professionals who help plan and maintain financial freedom for such individuals. You will soon discover as Adesola did that a journey is best when shared with another who knows the way! You can now listen to this series on its own podcast channel.
Series 3 is very special as it involves family. Generational wealth has become the focus of many. How do I help my family stay financially secure by becoming financially literate? Well, you can get these answers from Keep it in the Family.
Series 4, Cash Flow is Wisdom, is in the works. If you are a Robert Kiyosaki fan, you will love this series. Stay tuned.
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Series 3 | keep it in the family
Series 3 is all about generational wealth. I will be interviewing those who are on that journey, interested in it and have successfully achieved it. This coincides with my decision to break a cycle in my family and lead those who choose to come along with me, to a path of sustainable wealth.
Seun seeks to make meaningful connections within the diaspora community in order to spark a generational revolution in Africa. Her work with Karfi, a consulting and leadership development firm, tackles the issue of untapped talent, particularly among young Africans. Catch her on Instagram and get inspired by her story, her GenVolution tour and see how starts conversations on Family wealth. Listen NOW.
Mills Menser is a third-generation entrepreneur who took over his family's jewelry business- Diamond Banc. Despite the business' modest success, he wasn't interested in running just another jewelry sales company. He believed the way his family members before him ran the business was outdated and he set his sights on how he could disrupt a very archaic industry. Listen NOW
Series 2 | Great conversations of the #htmam kind
I have had the pleasure of interviewing amazing guests. Some millionaires, some on their journey to becoming one and some who help others achieve financial freedom. All I can tell you is that I am learning so much just being in contact with them and I can't wait to share with you all!
A Forex Trader by day, my #HTMAM confidant via Instagram, a crypto fanatic and the muse behind my new and exciting podcast series- Great Conversations of the #HTMAM Kind. We went to school together and after 22 years have found a common interest. Simply follow his Instagram stories- they are gold! I have learned and I am still learning so much from him. Listen to this awesome episode and find out more about Chi.
Tim Sykes is a millionaire stock trader and teacher, famous for turning $12,000 of his Bar Mitzvah money into $1.65M through in his college Dorm. Tim has been featured on CNN, ABC, The New York Times, The Steve Harvey Show and an interview with Larry King. Tim is so full of life and spends his time training others via his online academy. Mark your calendar- you don't want to miss this.
Chris Cavallini is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, United States Navy Veteran, speaker and social media influencer. He is a multi-time Forbes featured personality and the CEO and founder of Nutrition Solutions, a national lifestyle brand and meal preparation company reporting over 8 figures of annual revenue. What struck me the most is Chris down to earth nature. You know he has seen it all and you will learn why. I can't wait to share this episode with you all.
Miguel has become the go-to expert for all things real estate and lifestyle-related in downtown but now, uptown San Diego. Miguel’s real estate career started at age 17 and what a ride he has had over the years. From surviving the house market crash, divorce and walking away from a partnership to go his own way, Miguel now forges ahead with his own brand. His clients come from across the globe to work with him and for good reason. This episode will teach you about perseverance!
Garrain Jones overcame crazy obstacles but learned a new approach that has produced an amazing life full of abundance. The knowledge he's gained while being shaped and molded through this process has sent down him down the pathway of becoming a Transformation Coach. This work has given him the ability to reach into the core of a person, find their greatness and empower them to discover it and use it to produce amazing results in their lives.
Stefan Aarnio is a real estate investor, author, coach, and speaker. In just six and a half years, Stefan was able to become a self-made millionaire through raising capital for real estate. At just 22 years of age, he realized that his music career might never pay off. He bought his first property in 2009, and is now the winner of the 2014 Rich Dad International Hall of Fame award, he has been featured in Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine named him one of the Top 10 Real Estate Influencers to Follow.
Kristina Lersbuasin is a 'Queen of all trades'. She is an accountant by trade and an entrepreneur at heart. She co-owns and is the CFO of a social enterprise coffee shop with a social cause- The Dojo Cafe, and Stay Smilin, a positivity brand that encourages people to live their truth. In addition, she is a real estate specialist and investor and is launching a resource for women entrepreneurs this upcoming year, Lady Boss Mind.
"The only way to secure the future you desire is to create it by working on yourself today. "- Adesola AkindeleYou can purchase worksheets for a cost of a cup of coffee to help you with your personal development and enrichment journey. #HTMAM Worksheets echo the episodes from #HTMAM Podcast. So if you need extra help, get the ones you need or get them all. These sheets created by Adesola, are used by her, her family members and mentees in their own financial freedom journeys. You can be one of them too- just one click away.
Elements of #HTMAM can be found in Biabook, a workbook written by Adesola Akindele from the sum of her experiences mentoring and 15 years as an entrepreneur. If you are considering starting a business and want to be an emotionally intelligent entrepreneur, you will need Biabook!
#HTMAM & Biabook
Adesola Akindele's passion for entrepreneurship began in 1998 when she realised she could create something and sell or offer a service and get paid. The first time this happened she styled hair for her mates at boarding school. 'I felt a rush. I was completing my A-levels in Kent College at the time a skill I learned by watching the stylists in a salon, my mum's side business, had become my first source of income and it did not stop there. Little did I know my journey to a life as a serial entrepreneur.
Adesola learned the limits of Passion and how to hold herself and mentees accountable. She learned that without accountability, you might as well be an arrow without a bow or target. She developed the knowledge that one must first build self in order to steer ones passion positively. That passion feeds ambition to fulfill your purpose and ambition with experienced guidance is pure and priceless magic! She came to see entrepreneurship as a vehicle for personal growth and awakening of self and skills she later developed and documented into Biabox, a mentoring programme. Now in Biabook, you get to share Adesola experiences as she helps you work through many lessons she learned along the way.
Over a 10 to 15 year period, one thing was constant, she mentored others. This was how she grew, how she learned and realized that her passion in life needed guidance beyond her BA in Economics and Business or any formal education she could find. 'I went on a journey to develop my emotional intelligence, understand myself, my self-limiting beliefs, discard bad habits, strive for balance, peace and inner strength. I had to find my center in order to align my passion, purpose and actions'.
Going on the #HTMAMJOURNEY can help you set a specific goal as an entrepreneur. Adesola found that you either have a defined goal when you decide or stumble into becoming an entrepreneur OR you don't- she was one of the latter. She also found that only a handful of those who succeed financially are able to maintain their status and help others. She also discovered that very few are lucky to achieve lifetime financial security from one source but the rest of us must build multiple sources of income to attain that same goal.
After years of getting it wrong, Adesola self-educated herself during her sabbatical in the USA and begun to make changes toward a personal goal for herself and family by going on a new journey, #HTMAM. What started as a personal experiment, evolved into a tool she realized could help wake others. She launched her first podcast that has gained 1700 listeners!
'How to become a millionaire is about serving others'- Adesola wants to develop social entrepreneurs who keep the needs of their community, target audience and socio-economic issues at the heart of their business. The world needs more empathetic business owners who are emotionally intelligent and can manage their finances so they do not ever fear that they will go without. This will hinder the need for desperate choices and greed in the marketplace in the future.