1. Celebrity CEO Ramon Ray, Episode #158 Larry Sprung, Mitlin Financial, Ramon Ray 34:08

Ramon Ray is the founder of CelebrityCEO.com, BWCDaily.com (shorthand for “Breakfast with champions”) and ZoneofGenius.com. He’s a serial entrepreneur who has started and successfully sold multiple companies. Ramon Ray is also unapologetically positive and passionate about making the world a better place.

Ramon’s latest book, “The Celebrity CEO: How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive by Building a Community and a Strong Personal Brand,” is all about how entrepreneurs can leverage the power of personal branding. 

In this episode of Mitlin Money Mindset®, Ramon shares how to make your side gig your full-time job, how to hone your marketing efforts, and how to overcome challenges as a small business owner. 

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in…

  • How Ramon Ray became an entrepreneur [2:54]
  • Why Ramon is unapologetically not boring [5:24]
  • How Ramon develops content that resonates [6:34]
  • The right way to make your side gig your full-time job [10:05] 
  • The best piece of advice Ramon has received [14:05]
  • Why Ramon spoke at and attended the Jolt Conference [16:15] 
  • The challenges Ramon has faced as a Black entrepreneur [18:23] 
  • How to overcome the challenges small business owners face [20:39] 
  • What makes a successful marketing strategy? [24:31] 
  • What Ramon did today that brought him joy [30:20]

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Lawrence “Larry” Sprung, CFP® is a husband, father, entrepreneur and mental health advocate.

Larry is the author of the Amazon Bestselling book “Financial Planning Made Personal” and the also host of the Mitlin Money Mindset™ a podcast that reminds you to ask yourself “What did you do today that brought you joy?®”

In 2004 he founded Mitlin Financial, Inc. naming the firm memory of Larry’s wife’s grandfather, Mitchell, and his mother, Linda. During his career, Larry has found that a lot of industry terms and concepts can seem confusing to outsiders. That’s why he works with the families he serves to break down complex financial topics into easy-to-understand concepts.

In recognition of Larry’s significant contributions to his profession, he has received quite a few awards. In 2021, Larry was named to the Investopedia 100 Top Advisors in 2021 and was even more humbled to make their Top Ten list for 2022.

Outside the office, one of Larry’s greatest passions is raising awareness for mental health. He spent over 12 years serving on the National Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and sits on its financial and investment committees. With his wife, Denise, he has raised more than $1.7 million for the organization through the Keith Milano Memorial Fund. The fund was created in memory of his brother-in-law.

Larry values his family tremendously and his desire to do right by his wife and two sons drives who he is in and out of the office.