When it comes to pursuing a goal, there will undoubtedly be obstacles in your way. Recent research by the University of Scranton says that only 8% of people who set New Years Resolutions ever accomplish them! The stress and obstacles of life are often a consistent so it takes focus to rise above.

This episode of the Business, Life, and Coffee show is very special because we'll be speaking with a professional athlete, Pratik Shinde, who knows quite a bit about overcoming obstacles. From early family tragedy to the rigors of life as a high-level pro athelete away from home, Pratik shares his story and hopefully it motivates you to succeed!


About Pratik:

Pratik Shinde
Pratik Shinde is the 22 year old midfielder for the Houston Hurricanes FC. Formerly of Mumbai, India, Pratik now plays in the US and is the youngest Indian player to sign a foreign Football contract at age 15. You can find him on Twitter at PS7Official and visit his website at www.pratikshindeofficial.com.


Connect with Pratik online:

- Website: http://www.pratikshindeofficial.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pratik.shinde.OFP
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/PS7Official
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/pratikshinde_official/

Everybody's got goals, but not everyone gets results. If you're in the latter category then this is the episode for you. Whether it's a weight-loss goal, savings goal, relationship goal, or professional goal, there's a unique approach that will help you move the needle and make improvements. On this episode of the Business, Life, and Coffee show, hear from Keith Daw, an expert on the topic of goal setting and sales who trains some of the top minds in business on how to succeed under pressure.


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About Keith:

Keith is the Vice President, Business Development & Trainer at McDonell Consulting Group and he works with leaders and top producers who are ready to work smarter and commit their time, money and energy to attract new clients, grow themselves and their team, and generate more profits.

Specialties: Maximize LinkedIn training, Public Speaker, Executive Coaching, Business Development, Prospecting, Sales Training, Sales Management, Business Strategy, Employee Benchmarking, Employee Assessments, Team Building, Seminars, Workshops, Social Media.


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Across the country, more and more families are discovering the power of school choice, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and homeschooling.

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National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort that shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children. During the week of January 22-28, 2017, thousands of events will be held nationwide focusing on K-12 education and celebrating educational opportunity.


Andrew Campanella, the president of National School Choice Week, discusses school choice across America.

About Andrew:

National School Choice Week President Andrew Campanella is an outspoken advocate for providing all children with access to effective, excellent educational environments. Recognized as one of the education reform movement’s most effective media strategists and public outreach experts, Andrew has worked on a variety of education reform policy issues – from public charter schooling and private school choice programs to public school district teacher recruitment.

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According to recent research, the average U.S. Household carries over $16,000 in credit card debt, $28,000 in auto loans, and almost $50,000 in student loans. That's MORE debt than the average household income! Every year we commit to better finances and ultimately a better life, but for some reason, the process is so mystifying. Joining us today to discuss your personal finances and her own story of entrepreneurship and good money management  is Dominique Broadway, Founder and Personal Finance Coach at Finances De•mys•ti•fied. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the links shared below.

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About Dominique Broadway:

Provocateur and trailblazer can be used to describe this millennial. Dominique has transformed the reputation of personal finances into a social experience by making it engaging, trendy and easy to understand.

Dominique Broadway is an award winning Financial Planner, Personal Finance Coach, Speaker, Finance Expert, Entrepreneur and the Founder of Finances De•mys•ti•fied & The Social Money Tour. She has a strong passion for working with young professionals, entrepreneurs and people of all ages to bring their Dreams2Reality. Dominique began working at major brokerage firms such as UBS Financial Services and Edelman Financial Services, at the ripe age of 21, focusing on clients with $10 million and up in investable assets.

Shortly after launching Finances De•mys•ti•fied, an award winning organization that provides Personal Finance Coaching & Financial Capability solutions, she was named one of the top Financial Advisors in the United States for Millennials, at the age of 28.

Dominique is known for being highly favored to share her entrepreneur story, financial expertise and words of wisdom to universities such as Georgetown University, Howard University and University of Maryland, among others and corporations such as NBC Universal and numerous non-profits. Dominique has also received various accolades such as the Top 30 Under 30 in Washington DC, the DC Future Business Leader of America Businessperson of the Year and nominated for the Changemaker of the Year for her work with Financial Literacy.

Dominique is proud alum of Bowie State University where she received her Bachelors of Business Administration with a focus on Banking and Finance. To further her education she went on to receive her Master’s of Science in Financial Management from University of Maryland University College.

Dominique’s demystified financial advice, has been highlighted on Yahoo!, Pageonce, TheNest.com, Baltimore Sun, Black Enterprise, Marketwatch.com, Ebony Magazine, Levo League, SmartCEO, U.S. News, USA Today, Refinery 29 and other media outlets.


Website: http://dominiquebroadway.com/

Twitter: @MsFinanceCoach

Instagram: @DominiqueBroadway

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These days, there are so many factors getting in the way of saving for retirement. On this episode, American's Wealth Coach Deborah Owens tackles them head on and gives you the tools you need to stay the course and have a satisfying seven-figure retirement!

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About Deborah Owens:

Deborah Owens is a former financial services executive who is on a mission to help individuals navigate their lives in challenging economic times. After spending most of her professional career in sales management and business development roles, she finally recognized that her greatest satisfaction resulted from training and developing others. Throughout her career, she was sought out as a “coach and confidant” by colleagues and measured my leadership effectiveness by her ability to help others succeed. After the publication of her third book and subsequent national book tour, she has focused on the professional development of financial advisors, high potential emerging leaders and entrepreneurs as an independent consultant and corporate trainer.

As the principal of Owens Media Group, she collaborates with leaders in the executive suite of major brands to create training that aligns with the business objectives of the organization. Her unique differentiation is the ability to communicate, translate and present complex concepts that appeal to broad audiences.


Website: www.deborahowens.com

Twitter: @deborahowens

Book - "A Purse of Your Own"

Many people love to celebrate during the holidays during family gatherings, office parties, and other celebrations, but some people may drink beyond their limits. Adverse consequences can range from family fights or relationship problems, to accidents or embarrassing situations with co-workers. And for people who spend a lot of time drinking—including finding themselves craving alcohol or drinking more to get the same effect—this may be a sign of an ongoing alcohol use disorder (AUD). The start of a new year is a good time to look back at your behavior over the holidays, take stock of your own or your close friends’ or family members’ drinking patterns, and to consider ways to cut back or stop if alcohol is causing harm.


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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s (NIAAA) online resource, RethinkingDrinking.niaaa.nih.gov, allows people to take a quick drinking pattern checkup, learn about signs of a problem, and get tips to cut back or stop. Additionally, NIAAA’s free booklet, Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help, covers the latest research-based treatments—such as behavioral treatments and medications—and what to consider when choosing among them.


About Dr. George Koob

Dr. George F. Koob, Director of NIAAA at the National Institutes of Health, is an internationally-recognized expert on alcohol and the neurobiology of alcohol and drug addiction. Dr. Koob began his career investigating the neurobiology of emotion, particularly how the brain processes reward and stress. He subsequently applied basic research on emotions, including on the anatomical and neurochemical underpinnings of emotional function, to alcohol and drug addiction, significantly broadening knowledge of the adaptations within reward and stress neurocircuits that lead to addiction. This work has advanced our understanding of the physiological effects of alcohol and other substance use and why some people transition from use to misuse to addiction, while others do not. Dr. Koob oversees a wide range of alcohol-related research, including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment. He is the author of more than 650 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and the co-author of The Neurobiology of Addiction, a comprehensive review of the most critical neurobiology of addiction research conducted over the past 50 years.