On this podcast episode of the Kenn Blanchard Show, I share a conversation and introduce to some a man making a difference in the Baltimore, MD area named Tyrone Sherrod. Mr. Sherrod is the founder of WeImagine.org, a business that helps kids and people in need in the inner city.
He is a “social entrepreneur.” He has taken his gifts and used them to help where he can. Our conversation is detailed as Mr. Sherrod talks about his past, his passion and is pursuit to help people despite the bureaucracy and failing of organizations and people that could.
The music used in the intro and outro of the show comes from a gifted musician and teacher named Damon Foreman who is also from Maryland.
If you like what you heard please consider contributing to http://weimagine.org
and if you want to help me grow this podcast, become a patron at http://patreon.com/kennblanchard
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When is the last time you paid attention to your belt or the belt used to hold up your pants and your gun?
One of the reasons you might hate your job is that you’re miserable physically all day. Not only is it that your feet hurt and your ballistic vest gets heavy but you’re having trouble keeping your pants in the right place.
One fix, might just be a good belt.
A good belt is more than fashion. It’s just smart. A good belt keeps your gun in the same place. A good belt gives you a good platform to perform a good draw. If you wear uniform it holds up your Sam Brown (police)belt better. What is better? Better is comfortable. better is better on your back and lower spine. If you spent all day pulling your waist up that’s not good.
I’ve been wearing this belt for about two months now and I love it.
It’s worth it. Buy it now and never have to buy again. Your pants stay put and you look better. And one importantly you feel better.
The folks at DaltechForce.com gave me a really cool product to review. it was a belt. When is the last time you thought about belts or belt loops? I know, right? This one is different.
Well this is a great belt. Not sure what it is made out of but it feels good and strong. Its comfortable and holds my pants and holsters up without binding, pinching, wilting or any of the other things that happen to leather. This thing is supposed to be water, dirt, chemical and weather resistant. I believe it. I give it a five out of five. Its my new favorite belt. If you order one you can save 10% if you use the code iBelt35 at http://daltechforce.com
It’s here. Don’t forget the coupon code. code iBelt35
I decided to clean up and keep my Harley. I had a couple of folks ask about the old motorcycle radio podcast so I share a little about it and why I am in a riding mood. If you want to sponsor the re-launch here is a link to the gofundme account. https://www.gofundme.com/relaunch-of-motorcycle-radio It’s a short show. With a song from Damon Foreman that I will use with permission that sums up my thoughts these days.
I created Motorcycle Radio podcast out of my love of the motorcycle community back in 2014. I was unemployed at the time and it helped me talk about and to people I understand. Motorcyclist appreciate life. I didn’t care if you were into sport, endure, adventure, BMW’s, historical, American iron, quads, trikes are hybrids, I dig it.
One of my best friends and former assistant minister at my church called me to share that he was in class last weekend getting his motorcycle license at the nearby community college. I was proud. This week I decided not to sell my motorcycle and to reclaim my love of two wheels. I spent several hours washing and detailing my rarely used motorcycle and it felt good. It was therapeutic. I ordered some new tires and new helmet and it felt good. I think it will be pretty good this go around. I’ve learned a lot about podcasting, entertaining and being informative.
I posted my good feelings on the Facebook and someone responded that they missed Motorcycle radio podcast. I would gladly bring it back if it were sponsored. It takes some time. It takes some money. I created a gofundme.com account for it. If you agree and support it, show me some love. If not, no problem.
editors note: decided not to start this show up yet but will talk about motorcycles from time to time on the Kenn Blanchard Show podcast. 6-1-2017
You have dreams. You are talented. And you may be in a bucket of crabs pulling you down mentally and spiritually. I know because I just got out. It took me almost thirty years to realized I was blessed with everything I needed to prosper in this life but was missing a few key elements to make it. Is that you too? Sometimes we don’t know what we don’t know. I know that I was missing something. I created things. I sold things. I have made money off of my art, services, and products but I didn’t realize that it was like I was holding a handful of sand.
If you do anything online, you need your own website. Your website will be a home and wiki of all that is yours. This website is an example of the many facets that are possible. I have elements of everything I have done on it. There are blog post, feeds to my podcasts, examples of my style, influences, services, thoughts, etc. And it is not limited to this. Yours is going to be and should be unique as you.
If you want to start a business these days or are business minded, you need your own real estate on the web. Having a website or blog is required if what you do or provide can be searchable on GOOGLE. Search engines, look for text not your pictures. You need to do more than just being on Facebook, IG, Snapchat, etc.
Facebook is great for finding your audience, communication and development but you need your own site. If you don’t you are just renting space from Mark Zuckerberg. He can change the terms of his free service at anytime and delete your page or go off on some grand pursuit, taking your data, phone numbers, pictures, bio, everything you post there anywhere he wants to.
Does your site have to be flashy and hard to maintain? No, it does not. Today websites are almost synonymous with blogs but they are different. In my opinion, websites are usually static. They are information hubs. Blogging encourages community, reviews, comments, etc. Blogging is time consuming but worth the trouble. It can be like journaling, a magazine or almost whatever you think about. If you find a niche, you can be the mayor of your own online town by providing information, insight, inspiration, direction, commentary, education, or a bunch of mess, but it is all your choice. Either way, people that like you and what you write will/can subscribe to your postings, which is kinda cool.
I am a fan of WordPress sites. I have a few. They are easily customizable and adaptable to almost anything you can need. If you don’t have the time to create one, I can help set you up. There are probably millions of templates that fit your needs. I can help you find the one for you. They are also customizable. So it can be unique like you. I can help write post for you to get you going. The Black Man With A Gun website has been around since 1999. I am just starting to benefit from it. I have made decades of mistakes with it. You can benefit from all that I have learned.
I’ve been podcasting since 2007. I am a big fan of podcasting because it can accentuate your blog and all that you do. It can give you a voice online. It can grow your reach. I can help there too. I can make it easy as you recording, and sending me the files.
I have seen and stay in the know about trends, techniques and new tech. Putting together a great show requires editing. Editing takes time. Time is money. Spend your valuable time promoting your podcast, not editing it. I make your show sound great. Depending on the level of editing you want, I can make you and your guest sound better by removing, audio glitches like mouth ticks, clicks, excessive ahhhs, breaths and things that make you sound unprofessional. If you prefer not to do it, consider my services.
I’m working with a couple of friends that (1) do graphics (logos, banners, etc) (2) code for websites (3) and I help with WordPress sites, provide podcast producing, editing, media training.
I love this stuff. Call or email me today to discuss what you want and how we can work together.