NextPlay: Inspiring Your Purpose-Driven Project
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NextPlay: (noun) The newest project from an entrepreneur, creative, or thought-leader that is going to solve the problems of tomorrow and rewrite our future for the better
Welcome, Reader, to my new YouTube web series, NextPlay!
This project of NextPlay began as an itch, a vision dancing in the back of my mind for a while. I couldn’t see it clearly, but couldn’t seem to forget it. You know that feeling, right? As an entrepreneur, writer, and purpose-driven investor, I always have ideas bubbling in the background, projects that are about to become my next big move.
That’s what I wanted to create with NextPlay: a show to point a spotlight on that feeling, how we all have our own next play in mind. Something new that’s going to take the world by storm - and all we have to do is hustle to make that happen.
I wanted to create a platform where those risk-takers and change-makers could honestly and transparently talk about the pains and victories that come in the long road to business success, so that viewers could better envision their own paths to purposeful profit.
A NextPlay is more than just the next product or story: it’s embracing something bigger, for the greater good, with your next project. Your NextPlay is about thinking bigger than yourself: learning from other young entrepreneurs who have overcome adversity and created inspirational companies and brands that make the world a better place.
Throughout Season 1 of NextPlay, my guests and I discuss what it means to be driven by your NextPlay, and I hope you’ll connect with the ideas shared in each episode this season.
Here at NextPlay, we believe:
PURPOSE IS THE PURPOSE
We can all feel more confident in our shared future if we work on projects with purposeful impact.
ASPIRATION SHOULD LEAD TO INSPIRATION
We want to do more than emulate the success of others - we want to emulate that drive to do good in the world, and allow it to inspire us to embrace our own purpose-driven projects.
SUCCESS REQUIRES TRANSPARENCY
Throughout the series, entrepreneurs explain how they have dealt with challenges and bounced back to learn lessons that opened paths to greater success.
CREATIVITY DRIVES GROWTH
There is nothing more powerful than the creative energy of GenZ, and our innovative mindsets will change entire worldviews and prioritize purpose.
I'm so excited about this new web series because it’s an opportunity to showcase new projects from young founders and phenoms, and to share with viewers about the challenges we’ve faced to grow our brands and companies.
Learn about these NextPlays this upcoming season:
- Casey Adams, podcaster and speaker, talks about his next play as a media tech company co-founder of Media Kits
- Gilbert Sosa, Mexican-American media-maker, talks about coming back home to Houston after the pandemic to build his next Latinx media project
- Alicia Hanf, speaker, networker, and rainmaker, talks about her next project to raise money to support BIPOC entrepreneurial culture
- Josh Browder, Forbes 30 Under 30 phenom, talks about how protecting consumer rights changed during the pandemic and beyond
- … and more!
Throughout Season 1 of NextPlay, these and other guests give me insight into the setbacks, challenges and failures they had to move past to succeed as entrepreneurs, fundraisers, creatives, and thought-leaders. They’ll give us a sneak peak of their next plays. Along the way, I hope we inspire you to push forward with your own purpose-driven projects.
Thank you for joining me at the beginning of this journey, the first season of NextPlay, I’m so excited to have you here! I can’t wait to hear about what you’re working on - what’s your NextPlay?