A while ago, I profiled 4 extraordinary women who possess beauty and brains when it comes to marketing and business. It’s time to even things out a bit, so here’s 4 handsome and dashing men who demonstrate distinctive marketing, branding and business inspiration skills. These guys are worth paying attention to, not because I say so, but because if you give them a chance, they just might change the way you do business. Just like the last list, I wasn’t bribed or asked to make this list – let’s be real, who needs to pay me? – I simply made it out of sheer desire to spread the word.
Jason Fonceca is a pure badass and digital shaman, Jason “J-Ryze” Fonceca is never one to shy away from the unrefined and gritty terrain in the uncomfortable valleys of life. Jason’s experienced more than anyone’s fair share of failure in business ventures, relationships and even homelessness. Despite these setbacks, which would be enough to drive anyone insane, Fonceca’s mastered the art of maintaining inertial positivity, and he disseminates his wisdom throughout his site, RyzeOnline. Check out the podcast we had on creating happiness, passion, purpose and wisdom in the digital age.
Quote: “I focus on wisdom, clarity, and insight– and I do it with style.”
Recommended Read: 5 Stages of Badass
Justice Wordlaw IV is someone you’ll sleep on if you’re not careful. His young looks, easygoing smile and “IDGAF I say what I want” attitude, you might find it easy to consider Justice another college kid who loves to hit the gym and party. Don’t do it to yourself. Wordlaw is as friendly as they come, but he’s as serious as a heart attack when it comes to creating a business that matters and provides value. Raised in a single family home in Chicago and becoming a single father at the age of 19 himself motivated Wordlaw to break into the Internet Marketing industry and solidify his finances and lifestyle for not only himself, but his daughter, and his mother, whom he presented an $80,000 check to help her retire early. “According to statistics, I should be dead or in jail – and I’m not. I didn’t go to college either. So if I can do it, you have no excuse,” he says. The crazy thing is he’s right – but you know what’s even crazier? He’s only 23, and he’s just getting started.
Quote: “Focus on being around smarter people. That will push you to do more.”
Site: Justice Wordlaw IV
Recommended Read: Stop Trying to Be the Inspector Gadget of Online Marketing
Danny Iny is gaining incredible traction in the marketing industry. Unassuming and friendly, Danny has an incredible gift for communicating marketing in a manner that’s oozes clarity and sex appeal. Don’t believe me? Check out his Naked Marketing Manifesto, offered on Firepole Marketing, his main online hub. Other “gurus” demonstrate their knowledge of digital marketing with big words and superfluous vocabulary. Danny gives it to you quick, concise and conversational, simplifying the complexity of the marketing industry so you can take immediate action with your business.
Quote: “Getting naked in your marketing isn’t about showing your goods off to the entire world – it’s about finding the ONE person who will appreciate them the most.”
Site: Firepole Marketing
Recommended Read: Naked Marketing Manifesto
Alden Tan is the “anti-guru” in so many ways. Want to learn how to be yourself, no matter what? Alden is that dude. Want to get a fresh kick in the mouth when it comes to keeping it real with yourself in spite of what other people think? Alden is that dude. Want to connect with a laid back, but passionate personality with a love for Hip-Hop? That’s Alden. Inspired by his own personal journey from fearing others to self-affirmation, Alden has some of the most inspiring shit I’ve seen online for our generation. He’s open about overcoming failure, getting over the crap people have kicked in his ear about who he should be and why he shouldn’t be who he is and then some. Sign up for his 5 Steps to Not Giving a Fuck Series and soar with him. This site is about succeeding in life without selling out, and Alden definitely personifies that, taking it one step further by asserting that it’s you who determines what the heck success means to you.
Quote: “Follow your heart and recognize what you are to yourself, and not just to this world.”
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