#SmartBrownVoices – Ep 1 – Paul C. Brunson – Working for Two Billionaires.


About This Episode:

@MrMikeStreet chats one-on-one with TV personality Paul C. Brunson. Learn more about how he got started working with two billionaires, what it was like working with Oprah, and how he started #MentorMondays which lead to his hosting gig with Black Enterprises “Our World.”

Insights from This Episode:

  • Invest in yourself. If you are not investing in yourself and learning new things you will not succeed
  • Don’t be afraid to fail. Yes, it’s scary, but if it was easy it would not be worth it.
  • Create sharable content. Paul’s article below reached over 5 million people, so keep making content that speaks to your audience.


Guest Announcements:

A message from Paul:

Weekend Startup School is HERE! You know I’m VERY passionate about supporting entrepreneurship. This year, I’m proud to partner with my Mentor Monday producer Ella Rucker and launch something we know will change lives. It’s called Weekend Startup School and includes 16 hours of lectures, discussion, and networking, 8 lectures by top entrepreneurs and MBA professors, 2 days total, for 1 life altering time. We’ve already reached capacity on our upcoming March session but exclusively to you, a member of my private email list, we’re opening another 20 seats! If you’re interested in joining us, please contact us today here.


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Paul C. Brunson’s Bio:

In the last five years, television host, author and professional matchmaker, Paul Carrick Brunson, has become recognized internationally as one of the most successful matchmakers. Paul is the founder and president of the award-winning matchmaking firm, The Paul C. Brunson Agency. His firm has served over 600 clients directly and has matched over 6,000 individuals on dates collectively through inventive live events and social media. In 2013, he received an NAACP Image Award nomination for his first book entitled: It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be): A Modern-Day Guide to Finding and Keeping Love, which quickly became an Amazon bestseller in just 4 months. He is a Dell Inspire 100 honoree and has been recognized as the iDate Best Matchmaker and Best Relationship Coach of the Year nominee in 2012 and 2013. Appearing as the co-host on Oprah Winfrey Network’s Lovetown, USA, Oprah Winfrey notes, “Paul is much more than a matchmaker, he’s a life coach.”

Paul’s insights and unique understanding of relationships and personal development have made him a sought-after expert on love, dating, self-actualization and entrepreneurship, having appeared in over 180 major media outlets around the world – including appearances on Dr. Drew’s LifeChangers, ANDERSON, the Washington Post, Essence, Extra, The Root, The Grio, AOL Black Voices, ABC news and Hot 97. Awarded the Innovator of the Year in 2013 by the Jamaican Impact Organization, he is the proud host and creator of the popular, educational #MentorMonday webinar series. During those sessions, Paul – along with other successful guest mentors – offers practical advice for big dreams. He has begun the #MentorMondayMastermind, launching nearly 100 concurrent mastermind groups with over 650 participants spanning the globe. An advocate of global awareness and education, Paul has recently joined the Board of Directors for Bahçeşehir University (BAU) based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Paul is a graduate from both Old Dominion University and the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He resides in Washington DC with his wife of 13 years, Jill  and their sons Kingston and Liam.

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