145: From Homelessness to Philanthropy with Siloh Moses

On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Siloh Moses, a social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, change maker who has been recognized by congress and senate.

Here’s what Travis and Siloh discuss in this episode:

  • About Siloh Moses
    • When he was 6 he was a complete fan of music but didn’t have a singing voice or dancing ability.
    • He decided at an early age to become a DJ.
    • He was so good at what he did, he was DJing at clubs in NYC when he was 19.
    • He stopped DJing after an ultimatum from his girlfriend when he was 28.
    • He hated living a “normal” life and it took a toll on his relationship.
    • His call center job just didn’t make enough and they had to downgrade on house, cars, etc.
    • He was evicted from his apartment after losing his job and having no money.
  • How did you get into the position you’re in now?
    • He went homeless for seven months squatting in buildings.
    • He met someone who believed in him and was a helping hand.
      • He never did anything for him, he just motivated him to do it himself.
      • Just being around this guy for 2-3 weeks he started to look at things differently in the world.
      • He began to formulate and follow a plan.
      • Within a month and a half of talking to this guy every day, he found a job and wasn’t homeless anymore.
    • He started going and out serving and giving back in the community.
      • He’s had business owners who have been around for 8-10 years coming to him for advice.
      • They’ve had success because he thinks of his non-profit as a business, he’s never seen it as a non-profit.
    • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
      • Who you know is more important, because who you know can you provide the knowledge you’re looking for.
      • If you don’t increase your level to match those who are ahead of you, they won’t want to carry dead weight.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
    • Solar energy
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone for an hour who would it be, and why?
    • Mother Teresa
  • How do you like to consume content?
    • Books
  • What’s an book you’d recommend?
    • The Mind That Changes Itself
  • Give us a glimpse of your morning routine?
    • Wake up at 5:30am
    • Does his hour of power
    • Breakfast, shower, start the day.
  • What is something that you are not very good at?
    • Working with his hands
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
    • Fine China by Chris Brown
  • What is one place where we can find you the most?
    • LinkedIn

Tweetable Quotes:

  • My mentor never did anything for me, he just motivated me to do it myself.
  • When you boil business down, you’re really just talking about profit and purpose.
  • You have to up your game to match those around you.

Resources Mentioned:

Buildyournetwork.co – Podcast website

BYN.media/fb – Facebook Group

You Will Change the World Website

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