“My name is Brad and I’m your friend. I believe we are capable of way more than we can even imagine. My overarching dream in life is to enlighten people about that fact. Our generation has the tools to do some monumental things, yet we choose to waste our God-given potential. I want to communicate this ideal with the power of marketing. Marketing allows us to communicate an idea to the public in the most efficient manner. I want to use my platform to positively influence society in every way possible. I have a LONG way to go from here, but I have no doubt that I’m on the right track towards fulfilling my purpose.”
Can you take us through your journey as to how you arrived at where you are now?
My dad was an entrepreneur himself, and as a result, my family was always moving. I was raised in Atlanta, GA and then moved out to California when I was 13. This forced me to constantly make new friends everywhere I went. I had to get over my initial sense of shyness and learn how to communicate with people I never met. It was a necessary skill that I honed in on and also led me to my love for marketing. I’m an extremely curious person by nature. I always have been and I always will be. After High School, I went to school at Texas Tech University for Engineering and quickly figured out that wasn’t my expertise. I switched over to Business and the rest was history.
What were the first few steps towards launching Social Dreams?
Initially, we had to realise the power of what we had. We knew Instagram was a powerful social media device. We also came to find out that Instagram was gaining attention fast and heavy! So we jumped the gun and started learning everything we possibly could on Instagram marketing and online marketing as a whole. Using our knowledge in this business space, we had a very top notch developer construct a system for us.
We utilise this system in conjunction with a series of tried and true techniques and strategies to ensure results for the various clients we work with. We then staffed everyone and did all the busy behind the scenes work involved with starting a company, including purchasing an LLC, domain name, and more. As you can see now, Instagram is the most powerful social media device out there (Instagram recently reached 1 billion active users), and more and more companies are finally learning what we have known for about half a decade now.
Who does the team involve at Social Dreams?
We have Me, Zack Romero, and Peter Tuttle as co-founders. We also have a bunch of other business partners who choose remain unnamed at the moment.
What does your company structure look like?
I work hand in hand with Social Dreams on a variety of projects ranging from expansion to customer relations. Meanwhile, Zack Romero is the CEO and Peter Tuttle is the COO.
What important factors did you consider when looking at the scalability of your business model?
I look at everything when it comes towards scaling our business model. Mainly, how can I help the most amount of people in the fastest way possible.
Where can you see your self within the next 3-5 years?
I see myself becoming a millionaire. I also see myself buying a mansion for my Mom and Dad, brand new cars for all of my family members, and showering all my friends with next level gifts.
How are you planning to expand Social Dreams?
In every possible way. Follow my Instagram account @itsreallybrad to keep track of the progress.
Can you tell us what areas you have struggled in professionally as an entrepreneur?
Patience. I move too fast and have almost no patience for things that don’t move as fast as I can.
Have you ever had a mentor? If so how has this benefitted you to grow?
I’ve had a few mentors, and they meant the world to me. My dad wasn’t always around growing up – he was busy doing work of his own. So, it was crucial for me to acquire mentors to fill in the gaps.
What outlets do use to market Social Dreams?
We use just about every outlet there is. If we haven’t yet, best believe we will very very soon.
Which methods are you using to build your own network?
Everything and anything. Follow me on Instagram @itsreallybrad for some great value.
What do you believe are the common misconceptions about being a media entrepreneur?
I think the biggest misconception is that all our work is done online. While, yes, a huge portion of our work is done online, a large amount of the work is also done offline, in the real world.
What would you like to see changed for millennials in business?
We have the power to do things that have never been done, or even thought about, before. We need to step it up and make strides towards fulfilling our potential.
What is the best piece of advice you have received to date?
Listen only to people you respect and aspire to be like. For example, if you have a question about how to become a millionaire, only ask other millionaires.
What is the number 1 critical lesson you have learned in your career so far?
Don’t judge a book by its cover. You are playing yourself if you do!
How do you create an evenly balanced work and personal life?
I don’t have one yet. I’m obsessed with progression and I won’t let anything get in my way of my goals.
The highlight of your career so far?
Meeting and doing business with professional athletes and rock stars.
What gives you ultimate career satisfaction?
When I can bring pure happiness to a client.
Which other leading entrepreneurs and pioneering game changers do you also admire and why?
Daymond John, because he defied all adds when it mattered most.
How would you say you are intending to use your voice to educate others in the world of business?
I don’t want to give out all my secrets just yet. Stay tuned and you’ll see very, very soon!
What is a good article or book you have read recently?
‘Think And Grow Rich’ by Napolean Hill is a good book.
What does your Podcast playlist look like?
A lot of self-development. Daymond John’s Podcast, The MFCEO Project, Tony Robbins’ Podcast, Gary Vee’s Podcast, TED NPR, Bulletproof Radio, and Joe Rogan’s Podcast.
How do you measure your terms of success?
Resourcefulness. How much can you do with what you’ve got? “Can you make a lot out of a little?
What does #BEYOUROWN mean to you?
To me, #BEYOUROWN means being your own person, through and through. Never settling for anything less than what you’re capable of.
Lastly, what is next for you and Social Dreams?
We’re taking the company to the moon! Nothing less. And then after that, I’m sure we will pursue other business ventures. We’ve already had talks about doing that sort of thing.I’m going to break barriers.