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How Rodney Foster Is Inspiring The World To THRIVE-2




Rodney Foster

Rodney Foster is leading people on HOW TO THRIVE every day through his entrepreneurial spirit, experience, business ventures, and leadership skills.

We had the privilege of interviewing Rodney! Rodney Welcome to Hear Up!

Where are you from?

I grew up in Oklahoma City, OK by way of Dallas, Houston, Tallahassee, Long beach in California, Atlanta, and now I reside in Miami.

What are your goals & aspirations?

My goals are to continue to be an example of what happens when you don’t life defeat you.

My aspirations are to impact lives all over the world, become the best version

of Rodney, help kids in the community who don’t see a way out, and to also come out with a few books.

Rodney Foster

How did you grow up to Rodney Foster?

Basically single mom household, I’m the oldest of 2 boys. I grew up in Oklahoma City, OK by way of Dallas, Houston, Tallahassee, Long beach in California, Atlanta, and now I reside in Miami.

What are your top achievements to Rodney Foster?

Some of my top achievements would be playing a role in helping ppl over thousands of ppl earn a FULL-TIME income working from home.

Also being featured in Success from Home Magazine twice. Becoming one of the millionaire earners in the company.

What is one quirky thing about you?

One quirky thing about me… The fact that I’m a private person and don’t like sharing my birthday with ppl…LOL!!

What Are Some Of The Mistakes You Wished You Could’ve Avoided?

Yes, I’m happy and I wouldn’t change anything Some of the mistakes I wish I could have avoided were taking too long to believe in myself.  Most of the times we are basically just living out a life that was taught to us from an early age.  What we believe in and how we should live was all taught to us by our parents/guardians before the age of 7.

We kinda didn’t have a choice to be honest because if we didn’t do something they said we got in trouble right…LOL.  So once we become of age and we start to see the world from a different set of eyes through our friends, television, traveling, and music… we start to be like wow I didn’t know that or I’ve never seen that.  Then once we become of legal age the world is just thrown on top of us to deal with and we’re forced to learn things on our own most of the time.  So I won’t say those were mistakes, they were basically learning lessons through life.

How Did You Know When You Had The Right Idea?

Well the company I’m in wasn’t my idea… but I learned years ago that you can get rich off of O.P.I.’s(OTHER PEOPLES IDEAS)

How Did You Handle Adversity And Doubt?

How did I handle adversity? I don’t know if there is a simple way to answer that.  I believe the only way to get through adversity is to just keep going and never quit no matter what.  Make a decision and stick to your guns.  Most people have a minor setback or a small distraction and they want to throw in the towel.  My mindset was I got to make this happen, I will make it happen, I don’t care what happens to me, that was my mindset literally.

I didn’t care who talked about me, who laughed at me, who wasn’t supporting me or anything.  I just knew it was possible for me and that’s all I needed to know.  Doubt tried to creep in here and there but I knew I was being tested by the universe to see if I really believed what I was claiming and speaking into existence.  Especially when you have family and close friends who weren’t supportive.  But all the personal development I was doing helped me through my transition.  I knew if I got my mindset in the right place everything else would take care of itself because business is mostly just a mental game.

 How Do You Plan On Growing Your Business?

The only way to grow any business is to keep your VISION, stay consistent, and never let the economy or the media dictate how much activity you’re putting into your business.  I’ve always been a pretty simple guy.  One of my strengths is staying focused on what I want.

Once I make up my mind to do something there isn’t too much anyone can do that can distract me ‘if’ I’ve made a decision.  But also, more importantly, the team I have around me plays a huge factor in our growth, I’m not a one-man show by any means.  I’ve had a strong team and mastermind group for years now so it’s been a learning process but the growth of myself as a man, leader, friend, and mentor has elevated over time.  Nothing comes easy, and I’ve never expected it to be easy.  I just wanted FREEDOM… I  was never chasing money.

How Did You Build Your Team?

The way I built my team was staying FOCUSED… keeping things as simple as I could and making sure I created something that could be duplicated by anybody.  Everybody knows business is a numbers game and I was willing to go through 100 people to get 1… most people won’t do that.

How Can I Be A Good Leader?

Being a good “Leader” is basically leading by example.  I learned from another mentor years ago that people don’t do what you say, they do what you do.  So from there, I knew the speed of the team was determined by the speed of the leader so I basically had to show everyone it was possible and from there we never looked back.

Everything rises and falls on leadership and that includes everything from our country to all the businesses/companies in the world today.  I never wanted to be or tried to be a “leader”… it basically was just something that got put on me as years went by… I was never trying to be that guy or anything in that space.  I was just wanting to show people if you put your mind to something and never quit you can do whatever you put your mind to… and I’m living proof of that.

Where can we find out more about you?

Thank you for your time! We appreciate you for sharing your story and your knowledge.


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What Do I Need To Know About Buying Second-Hand Equipment?




What Do I Need To Know About Buying Second-Hand Equipment?

You should know that any second-hand equipment bought for use at work might not be safe. Beware of the intended use of the equipment and get the operator’s handbook, especially for complex machines such as potato harvesters, telescopic handlers, and tractors.

Here is a checklist of what to look for when buying industrial parts. With this checklist, you should be able to identify any of the common defects on agricultural machines.

•           Are there any defective or missing guards for the dangerous parts such as chopping mechanisms, cutters, pulleys, belts, rotating shafts or sprockets?

•           Are there defective or missing stand-off guards for tines, pick-ups or blades?

•           Are the guard fastenings unsuitable or poorly maintained especially those covering power transmission parts such as PTO shafts?

•           Are the safety devices such as emergency stops damaged or working poorly?

•           Are the controls and their functions poorly labelled?

•           Is there lack of proper access to the operator’s position?

•           Are the instructions, decals and warning signs hard to read or poorly translated in foreign languages?

Some of the health and safety concerns on agricultural machinery include the following.

•           Tractors with damaged/missing cabs or those lacking rollover protective structures

•           Potato harvesters with poorly guarded haulm and cleaning rollers

•           Power harrows with damaged, inadequate or missing stand-off guards

•           Sprayers lacking chemical induction systems, protective clothing lockers or emergency clean water containers

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5 Effective Strategies to Get Your Music Noticed




5 Effective Strategies to Get Your Music Noticed

With so many talented and famous musicians around, it is not easy to make the name of oneself in the music industry. Writing lyrics, composing music, and giving a final touch to the song sounds like an easy task, but the real challenge comes when you need to promote it. The musicians begin each song is with the several questions in their mind, will I be able to make my music heard? Can my song track be the next hit in the music industry? Making music is an emotional and personal activity; therefore, sharing with others and promoting it seems like a foreign and forced concept. Unless you plan to keep it secret, it’s okay not to market it, but if you want to stand out in the music industry, then you have to sell it at any cost.

As much of a daunting task promotion appears to be internet has made it pretty easier. This, however, goes without saying your primary focus must be on creating terrific music. Even if your marketing is quintessential, if your music is not up to the mark, you will not be able to stick out. Marketing your music is essential, especially if you wish to get your name out there or you like getting recognized and famous. If you are one of those who loves attention and waiting for the time when your audience comes to you for a selfie, then it’s crucial to promote your work first. Doing nothing will not get you anywhere, and your music will stay with you only. So it’s time you take matters in your hand and follow these effective strategies of music promotion to get your music heard. Let’s make you famous!

1.Social Media Presence

As a music artist, all you want is the utmost spotlight on our work, and social media is the best source of promoting your work for free of cost. Your social media’s smart presence is undoubtedly the best way to nurture your audience and fill your gigs.  Make the best use of the pinned posts on your twitter account.

Your header is the first thing that your visitors notice when they stalk your profile, so why not take advantage of this free space? Put up a genteel and striking post to keep your visitors entertained and hooked on your profile. Apart from your gorgeous face, your Instagram stories and posts must cabaret your music talent as well. To enhance your post engagements, make sure you are making the right use of all the hashtags as they are the best source of attracting the audience. Take the full advantage of the sound cloud and other musical applications as well; put up your music videos and audios on your social media to attract the most audience.

2.Take advantage of radio

As basic and hoary the medium of communication radio is, consulting hip hop radio promotion companies like Caliboy Music is still one the best source of promoting your music. It is all about audio calls and music, and people always look for the radio jockey recommendations when they are in search of new music. Radio will help you reach a new wave of fans and maybe some fans can lead you to the sponsor of your next track as well.

Pro tip: prior to sending your song for promotion, be sure you have attained the copyright of your song and get your music registered with the right performance organization. It will help you get paid gigs, what more do we want than getting paid for something we love to do? It’s like a dream come true.

3.Blog posts

Get your music featured in the top music blog posts. The blog post reviews of your music can get you a timely and massive range of the audience. Reach out to the famous bloggers for the music review by writing them a precise yet comprehensive email. Once you have gotten it reviewed, make sure you appreciate their help and thank them for their support, as you may need their service in the future as well.

On the other hand, you can start a blog post as well. Narrate your music journey and the scuffles that you faced up till now. It will not only help you grow, but you will be able to motivate a struggling artist as well. Or maybe some renowned music artist stumble upon your post and contact you for his next duet? 

4.Do not be a musician only

The key to excelling in this world is to be a multi-tasker; being a musician alone means you have to take third party help for your promotional activities. It is a costly procedure, and you have to rely entirely on someone else for your job, which is quite risky. If you want more exposure, be more than a musician, be a writer for your blog posts, and marketer for your promotion. Being a complete package today is what gets you to the highest stage of your career.

Do not just make music, but inspire others through your music journey. Talk more about social issues and how you, as a musician, can contribute to society’s betterment. As a musician, you have a huge social responsibility. So it is advisable to take advantage of your public presence and contribute to the CSR activities.

5.Share behind the screen stories

The best way to create a hype among your fans and get instant fame is to share your backstage pictures and videos. As creepy as it sounds, fans are more interested in their favorite celebrities’ personal life than their art. So make sure you share your own but not to private or controversial stories on your social media. The musicians must realize their fans will not think for a second before canceling them if they mess up so they should a little cautious.


Access to the audience has become much easier today. However, the competition out there is pretty fierce, so make sure you develop eye-catching strategies to move up in the world.

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PHOENIX – (November 2, 2020) – Ja-nice Johnson, Founder and CEO of Axis™ Hemp in A Cap, has launched the now leading Hemp Infused Beverage brand nationwide. The innovative patent stemmed from necessity as the CEO was in search of various Cannabinoid treatments to administer to her mother battling Stage 4 Cancer. After tedious efforts of mixing products to aid to her mother’s treatments, Ja-nice then acquired the license to the unique Vessl™ technology to incorporate into beverages and is now leading the market with her innovation.

Vessl™- the company who provides its unique patent, recently announced their partnership with GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, Miguel who also serves as a Corporate Ambassador and Advisor for the brand. The patented bottle closure provides instant and pressurized mixing of the beverage with alkaline water immediately prior to use. With this technology the premium quality 6oz Hemp beverage holds and protects 25mg of hemp extract and flavor to provide the best all-natural ready-to-drink Hemp cocktail. No sugars, no calories, packed with electrolytes, B & C Vitamins and Zinc to rehydrate and boost your immune system.

Axis™ has now developed a product line of four (4) Hemp infused beverages:  Triple Berry Daiquiri, Strawberry Daiquiri, Lemon Drop Daiquiri and Mighty Mango Daiquiri. 

Supporting medical studies continue to show the numerous benefits of a cannabinoid alleviating neuropathic pain, inflammation, anxiety and more. Furthermore, athletes have taken to this wave utilizing it post workout to alleviate sore muscles. No matter your preference of use, Johnson wants consumers to know, “Every sip is a tribute to those surviving, fighting, or anyone loss to this illness.”

A company committed to diversity with a model of inclusion, Axis is minority owned and operated in addition to being LGBTQ+ inclusive. Recent studies have shown that black women-owned businesses represented the highest rate of growth of any group over the last five years, deemed necessity entrepreneurs starting businesses out of necessity and innovation. Axis™ has been diligent in becoming a leading company, working to create and ease the burden for those battling cancer, post workout recovery, and health enthusiast who understand the health benefits of Cannabinoid use and with that Johnson is a reminder that these Black Female Entrepreneurs are changing the game.

Where to buy:

#TwisttoAxis #TwistToAxisABetterYou

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