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  1. Mark Young: Date Your Clients Anika Jackson 49:41

Being the product of generations of entrepreneurs, Mark Young is no stranger to the high-stakes world of business ownership. In fact, it is almost as if it is something hard- coded in his DNA. With a childhood so firmly planted in family businesses that even his earliest memories have shadows of entrepreneurship, Young claims to have seen it all, from the inside out, yet keeps coming back for more. He frequently quotes his father, saying that “if it were easy, everyone would do it.

Building Professional Equity from Life’s Worst Personal Strikeouts

If, by the title alone, you’re thinking that this book sounds unconventional; you’re right. It isn’t for the faint of heart, if we’re being honest, because its sole purpose is revisiting many of the most embarrassing, traumatic, and wish-you-could-forget moments from your dumpster fire of a love life – then applying all those painful lessons directly to your professional life. Even if your life took the “marry my high school sweetheart” track, it’s not always been wine and roses, I’d bet, so pony up and let’s ride.


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Anika Jackson Creative Strategist, Podcaster

Anika is a mother, community volunteer, philanthropist, marketing and communications strategist and podcast host. As a marcom executive, she has done it all including experiential marketing/ event production, launch marketing, public relations, digital, and influencer throughout her multiple decade career.

She is a member of the Quickbooks Small Business Council, as well as on the Advisory Board for the Women in Leadership program for UCSB’s PaCE; advisor for Junior League of Los Angeles’ 2022 – 2023 President; Co-founder and board member of Learn Grow Lead; and Ballona Wetlands Philanthropy Chair for National Charity League’s Pier Chapter.

In Anika’s newest role, she is an adjunct professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, teaching graduate students in both the Masters of Public Relations and Advertising as well as the Masters of Digital Media Management programs.