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How She Built an Empire as a Professional Troublemaker with Luvvie Ajayi Jones


Every time I see a red lollipop, I am instantly reminded of the full-bodied, free spirited, unapologetic greatness that is Luvvie. No sooner than I’d decided that it was finally time to get this podcast off the ground, Luvvie came to mind. Three minutes later, I was in her DMs. I couldn’t think of a better person to launch the first episode of Better With Paul.  When I asked this Nigerian-born powerhouse to explain exactly what her job description is, she politely corrected me – in classic Luvvie fashion – and, after this interview, I can better appreciate the unbridled greatness that flows through her veins. She doesn’t wear a single hat, in fact, I couldn’t imagine Luvvie summarizing her passion and talent into a single elevator pitch. She’s touched the world as a writer, marketer, digital analyst, and professional speaker, but she’s still just getting started. The world loves to attempt to mold us to fit into a bite-sized, easily managed existence. From our resumes to our personal lives, people like Luvvie stand as an example of what we can accomplish when we rise against adversity and demand our due from the universe. 

Join me as I ask one of the few people I trust to maintain balance in the world more about what helped her keep going. I just had to know what inspired this 12 year old girl who touched foot on American soil in a world that wasn’t quite ready for what she had to offer. We dive deep into clashing cultural identity, fighting through personal fears, and answering the call of entrepreneurship. Her selflessness has since paved the way for black women around the world. Her message has confronted the fragility of white supremacy and the result helped her not only clear the path, but hold open the door for the next generation of great leaders like her. Listen in and get inspired. To learn more about Luvvie: https://luvvie.org/ Be sure to join the Better With Paul newsletter for my biggest takeaways from each episode and special announcements: https://www.paulcbrunson.com/better/
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Paul C. Brunson

Mentor, Entrepreneur, & Television Host. My goal is to help you live your best life. I’m the world’s most influential matchmaker, founded and exited three businesses, host two television shows, spent nearly a decade working directly for a billionaire, and share my experiences by mentoring through Knowledge Share