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Better With Paul is a podcast, newsletter and community for everyone who values legacy, culture and financial freedom. Each week, I identify and dissect business, relationship and health lessons from the journeys of innovators, entrepreneurs and creators from the U.S., UK, Caribbean and Africa.

In the weekly newsletter, I share lessons learned preparing, interviewing, and observing the world’s top performers. I also include announcements and invitations to special events. Available only through email.

Surround Yourself With Better People

If you want your situation to change, YOU have to change. The most effective strategy we can use to create lasting change is to actively surround ourselves with people who inspire us. I want you to promise me that you…

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How I Cured My Emptiness

Reporter: You had such an incredible year, I would imagine the best of your life, right? Me: Hmmm (I thought long and hard about the question). Reporter: Wow, you have to think about it? Shouldn’t your answer be an automatic…

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Dear Frustrated Entrepreneur

Dear Frustrated Entrepreneur - A year ago today, I was on a flight to Los Angeles (as I am now writing this) but my situation was much different. 12 months ago I was a recent business guy turned matchmaker. Many…

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There Will Always Be Rules

The following is an excerpt from the Introduction of my book It's Complicated (But It Doesn't Have To Be): She followed all the “rules,” and he did exactly what his father told him to do. Even though those rules and…

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Proven Ways To Meet Someone New

Everyday I schedule time to respond to questions on Twitter and Facebook. It's a very interesting part of my day because I never know what I'll be asked. The questions range from what you would imagine is typical: "Do all…

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How I Found My Passion + Tips On Branding & Entrepreneurship

About a year ago, I was contacted by a guy on twitter named Torrey McGraw (sounds like a country singer, right). At the time, he pitched an interview idea for me to talk in-depth about my company and how (and…

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Confidence Is The Great Equalizer Of Dating. Do You Have It?

I have a secret to tell you — I’m a voyeur. Not a “sit outside your house and watch you get dressed” type of voyeur, but the type that is obsessed with how you interact with new people… especially romantic…

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10 Things Every Man Who Is Single Needs to Know

One thing I pride myself on is listening. And since I started blogging for ESSENCE, I’ve had a lot to listen to because… well, y’all have had a lot to say. What stood out the most is that no matter…

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Perfecting The Balance Between Supporter, Career Woman, Wife and Mother

The following post is an interview my wife (Jill Brunson - that's her on the left with our son Kingston) recently conducted for I Am Modern Magazine. The article was written by Esther Boykin. I thought it would be powerful…

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The “Secret” That Got My Wife & Me Through 12 Years Of Marriage

Tomorrow on July 21st, my wife and I will celebrate 12 years of marriage!!! (That's us on our wedding day on the left.) It’s amazing for me to think about how long we’ve been together because it honestly feels like…

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