29Jul

178: History Notes: 5 Ways to Face Failure

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. We talk a lot about success on The First-Gen Lounge. And it’s okay to talk about success because how else can we motivate ourselves and others if not through success stories. However, today we are going to do things a little differently– we’re going to talk about failure. Things aren’t […]

22Jul

177: How to Overcome College Guilt as a First-Gen

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. According to the Education Advisory Board data, 69% of first-generation college students say the main reason they attend college is to help their families. The problem is, most of these students end up feeling guilty about pursuing a college education. Furthermore, the pressure to succeed is overwhelming, and the idea […]

15Jul

176: Why First-Gens Don’t Have to Quit Their Job to Start a Business

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. Some believe that being an entrepreneur is the worst job on the planet. Why? Because all the complex problems that the smartest people in your team can not solve are pushed back to you. And when things start going south, it’s you that needs to come up with the solutions. […]

08Jul

175: Why Every First-Gen Entrepreneur Needs a Business Mentor

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. It’s a well-known fact that only 10% of new startups succeed. It’s hard out there; everyone is doing their best to stay relevant, and so the competition is fierce. However, knowing what to do and when to take risks requires a high degree of expertise that’s not readily available to […]

01Jul

174: Why First-Gen Student-Athletes Make the Best Entrepreneurs

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. Professional athletes spend a large majority of their energy, time, and money training and competing. They also make personal, professional, and financial sacrifices to turn their passions into high-performance careers. But there always comes a time when they must consider life after sports. (It puts me in the mind of […]