Patrick Bet-David

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💼 Entrepreneur since 10 years old
☎️ CEO of PHP Agency
😎 Host of Valuetainment
🌋 Disrupting an old industry

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I had one of my best moments with my son this past week. I’ve probably looked at these two pictures a few hundred times this past week. Maybe even more. I won’t go deep into the details but he had a few moments this past week where his classmates made him feel that he’s a bit different than every one else.  He felt guilty.  He felt weird.  He felt like he has to be like everyone else to be accepted.
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I whispered in his ear that his Daddy was also treated the same way for years.  I was kicked out of bible school at 6 years old just because I questioned the existence of God after a massive bombing we had that killed 100’s of people.  The teacher thought it was an appropriate question.
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I was put in special classes in Germany because of a certain way I would process issues that was unusual to the teacher.
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The list goes on.  I feel the educational system is designed to teach kids the way they want all kids to be.  Rather than identifying strengths and curiosities and areas of strength that’s different than another kid and finding ways to increase it..
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Don’t get me wrong, his new teacher has been a big blessing both in his life and in her life because she gets emotional talking about my son.
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The challenge is that sometimes in these moments all we need to hear from someone we love is to reinforce the fact that being different may be judged today by the majority but admired & respected later on by a bigger majority. The way he looked me in the eyes will he saved in my memory till the day I die.
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Thank you God for gifting me Patrick Gabreal Bet-David as a son.
Haters love to point out your weaknesses. This use to bother you until I realized some of the haters had good points. It can be a strength if you can actually set aside your emotions and see if it’s a valid weakness you can improve.  You will have blind spots which your haters  will point it out VERY quickly.
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Disclaimer: 95% of what haters say is gibberish.  It’s only 5% of the time that they point out a real issue. The key is to know which is BS and which needs attention.
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Good principles work no matter what country you live in.  Bad principles will hurt you no matter where you live.  The key is to constantly build your life and business based on solid values and principles that are proven no matter where you live.
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What are some good values & principles that you live by?
My wife’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day. I sang her this Persian song 3 years ago on her birthday.  Much ♥️♥️♥️ to all of you.
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Original song is “Bibigol” by @n.moein
This is by far the easiest time ever to make money.
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The speed has increased.
The degrees of separation is smaller.
Better tools.
Bigger reach.
Cheaper ways to market yourself.
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But there’s one thing that’ll never change.  The market will always have a major need for LEADERS who are willing to be continuously work hard and find ways to improve themselves & their environment. Technology will change.  Conditions will change.  But the need for leaders will NEVER CHANGE.
The “F” word has nothing on this curse word..... This word can make your business go bankrupt!
Maher Maso is the former Mayor of Frisco, the fastest growing city in America. A city that grew from 6,000 in population back in 1992 to 172,000.  Wait till you hear the entire story.
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He also happens to be the man who recruited me to Texas.  Having said that, I had him visit the office last week to discuss taxes. 🤯😡😫 Yes, Taxes. I wanted him to share what they did as a city to attract as many Entrepreneurs as they did. Why is it that every professional sports practice facility in Dallas is in Frisco.  Why is it that just in one year all the residents in Frisco increased their home equity by a combined $3.5 billion. Why is it that so many companies moved their headquarters there? What can YOU do as a citizen of your city to help do the same.  We broke down what the Mayor of a city can do to influence the growth of that city. By the way, you will be shocked by his salary as a Mayor. 😮
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I know this sounds boring to most people but it’s the same topic I spoke about at IIT institute, in India. If you really support capitalism, one must study taxes.  You’ll see what I mean here soon once this episode comes out.  You’ll never look at taxes the same ever again.
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Warning!!! You may want to run for some sort of public office after watching this interview.  You’ll know why once you watch it.
I once met a homeless man on 3rd street promenade when I was 15 years old who told me a story about talents.  He said the luckiest man in the world is one who finds their true talent and passion early on in life.  If that person is aware of it and has the discipline to take that talent to the next level, the world will one day know that person. That stayed with me for years.
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Sometimes all it takes is to pay very close attention to areas where your strengths excel instead of comparing yourself to others.  You will always lose if you compare others talents to yours.  It’s a losing proposition.  Instead focus on finding our YOUR talent, YOUR passion and let your hard work & dedication glorify that passion.
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This is why I believe 100% of all world problems can and will be solved by entrepreneurs.
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No matter which generation you come from you know the following lyrics:
“Yo, VIP let’s kick it!
Ice ice baby,
Ice ice baby,
All right stop,
Collaborate and listen.”
It’s one of the most catchy songs of all time. I was in Germany at a refugee camp the first time I heard it.
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I was always curious about what really happened to him.  Not just the story media sold us but the actual story from the man who lived it.  I spent some time with Rob, AKA Vanilla Ice this past week talking about the interesting life he’s lived. How he went from selling 165,000,000 records to becoming an entrepreneur flipping homes that eventually turned into a reality TV show called “The Vanilla Ice Project”. We discussed some very interesting topics from his personal experience with Tupac to the lowest point of his life.
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All I can is that he’s a cool cat with a ridiculous amount of experiences (good +bad) that you can learn from.  Stay tuned to hear from @vanillaiceofficial
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There will be good days.
There will be bad days.
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There will be those who only show up on good days.
There will be those who show up on good & bad days.
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Half the battle is to show up with a positive attitude regardless of how the day goes. If you can pull that off, the odds will tremendously be in your favor.