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One of the common divides in life is between business and spirituality. As a matter of fact, business and spirituality seem to be treated as if they are mutually exclusive and yet they don’t have to be. There are people who build their finances while being spiritual. The people that try to separate the two often stifle their growth considering that they are interested in growing spiritually in the first place. Fortunately, the people who have grown spiritually with their business can offer advice to people who are willing to do the same. Among the people that have managed this is Vijay Eswaran, the owner of QI Group.

Vijay has plenty of methods for growing spiritually while growing professionally. One way that he has done it was by looking for a way to make money doing what he enjoys. Given that he has taken an interest in spiritual activities, this has become the one method for spiritual growth to him. He has taken the time to start his company and handle the marketing in a way that is best suited to his spirituality. He has promoted concepts like service, mindfulness and fulfillment as a part of his business. He has promoted them in a way to bring about growth in his company.

Vijay Eswaran has run plenty of promotions in his business that is geared towards improving the lives of others. Among the promotions he has run was getting people to help with the distribution of clean water to different communities that are struggling. He has also reached out to women entrepreneurs with an opportunity that they can take part in. One thing that has inspired him about women who became entrepreneurs is that they have taken it upon themselves in order to try to improve their own lives and not wait on someone to rescue them.

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Stock market prices are rising higher and higher each year when it comes to the ecigs. The reason being is because people are quitting smoking and going to this electronic alternative. Moreover, people find ecigs more attractive because they smell better and even find it fun to blow a lot of smoke. With that being said, there is one company that consumers should keep their eye on, O2Pur has great products, all kinds of flavors, and they come at a great price.

O2Pur is at the top of their game, this company also provides all kinds of discounts if a customer buys a certain product. Some of the products include 40-watt mini box kit, 6-bottle variety pack that is 50% off the flavors included are ripple, coast, cherry, strawberry, and green apple. This company provides so much more, and the prices will keep customers coming back for more. O2Pur values their customer base and wants to let others know that this is the ecig company to invest in when it comes to the rising popularity of electronic cigs.

O2Pur also has an easy formatted website. It is easy to see what the customer wants to buy as well as search for what they are specifically looking for to purchase. This is a huge plus for an ecig company because at times these customers will be first time buyers, therefore having a great website is a must. When customers that are new to electronic cigs go to purchase their first ecig they want a straightforward layout at what they are buying and what they will expect from the product, luckily this company does just that. Whether it is a customer looking to switch over to ecigs or an investor this company is the one to go with, it will provide promising results.

Bitcoin became a hot investment in 2017 and many analysts told people to get in on it as it took off. One investor, Paul Mampilly the author of the “Profits Unlimited” newsletter has other thoughts. Mampilly has been investing in stocks for many years without even going through a wealth manager, and now he’s instructing middle class people who are generally new to investing on how they can start their own portfolio and buy inexpensive stocks. Mampilly has been paying particular attention to Internet of Things stocks, and he did say that he would have recommended buying Bitcoin stocks early in 2017 prior to its surge, but he has a reason for avoiding it right now. The reason is because its price has gone much higher than it should due to demand that shouldn’t be as high as it is, and as a result it’s formed a bubble just like the dot-com industry did in the late 1990s. While Mampilly doesn’t recommend Bitcoin, he does say there are other stocks to look at.

Paul Mampilly spent many years in professional financial advisory services with big banks and alternative investment firms, and he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Montclair State University and an MBA from Fordham. He entered investment banking as a young assistant in the research department of Deutsche Bank, and his acumen move him up the ladder quickly to fund management positions, and he continued in high management positions when he joined ING and Banker’s Trust. Mampilly took a brief hiatus from banking in 2003 when he did consulting for a boutique firm, but he returned to Wall Street in 2006 when he became a director at Kinetics International Fund, the most prominent new hedge fund declared by Barron’s. Many new investors came to Kinetics International when word spread that the firm was managing as much as 40% annual returns, and their AUM grew from $6 billion to $25 billion in just a year. To see more, visit here.

Paul Mampilly had a lot of accomplishments on Wall Street including winning the investment competition at the Templeton Foundation in which he succeeded while the markets were down in 2008. But he became much happier when he left that life behind because he now had more time to spend with his family, and he could share financial insights with people who genuinely needed them. Mampilly’s newsletters were taken with skepticism at first, but as people started taking his advice they saw that it truly did work, and thus far hundreds of thousands have subscribed to his newsletters.

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The advent of dating apps in the past few years has made it easier for men and women to date and find each other. These days, the dating apps and sites also have preferences option so that members of LGBTI community can match easily. However, most of these dating apps can be sometimes torturous for women as male members continue to send unwanted messages and images. It is a problem that Whitney Wolfe Herd noticed when she was working at Tinder, the most prominent dating app on the market currently. As a co-founder of Tinder, Whitney Wolfe Herd has had the opportunity to see specific analytics and parameters that can be tweaked to make a dating app, safer and secure, for women.

It is what she did with Bumble when she launched it in 2015, just a year after leaving Tinder. With Bumble, what she has tried to do is make it more women-centric, so that they are more in control of who sends them a message and who they want to stay in contact. The Bumble app doesn’t allow men to contact women first, and it is something that did meet with criticism initially, but as people started to realize the thought process that went into introducing such a feature, it began to gain more and more appreciation. Whitney Wolfe Herd doesn’t mind criticism as long as it can provide women with the safety and security she always wanted while using dating apps herself.

Whitney Wolfe Herd studied International Business from the Southern Methodist University, Austin, Texas. After leaving Tinder, Whitney Wolfe Herd collaborated with the owner of Badoo, Andrey Andreev, to launch Bumble. It has gone on to become one of the leading dating apps in the market, and has more than 12 million members currently, a number that is expected to grow exponentially in the years to come. The growth of Bumble has been phenomenal and has surprised many of the critics of the app, who thought the idea of allowing only women to make the first move would be an absolute flop. Bumble generated annual revenue of $100 million last year, and Whitney Wolfe Herd expects that the number would double in 2018.

Whitney Wolfe Herd has many new exciting plans for Bumble, which she plans to introduce soon to the world. She promises the users a unique and seamless experience with Bumble, which is only going to get better with time.

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Many people who are into fashion have come to the conclusion that it is ready for something new. Fortunately, The RealReal provides this for people. This store is for people who are looking for something more than clothing and accessories. They want an experience and something that is going to be a great representation of their personalities. The RealReal has been such a success that it has decided that it is ready to open up a physical location so that customers who have enjoyed the items online are able to walk in and browse stores for content that they like.

The RealReal sees the advantage of having a physical location. As a matter of fact, the founders of the brand believe that having a physical location actually makes the business legitimate. A physical location also gives them another stream of income. While a growing number of people are choosing to shop online for their clothing over the traditional way of shopping, there are still plenty of people who like the idea of trying on clothes in order to see how well it fits them. Another thing that people are finding to be better than shopping online is the fact that they don’t have to wait and hope that their item is going to show up.

The RealReal has recently opened up a physical shop in the largest market, New York. This has turned out to be a success among people who are looking for luxury fashion that is going to help them make a better impression on people. Given that they have made such a huge impression over the internet, this is very helpful in getting people to visit their stores. For one thing, the word of mouth is one of the most powerful tools a business could use in any industry.

As part of his continuing research into megatrends that will make early investors wealthy while they disrupt businesses and change our world, Paul Mampilly has identified 3-D printing as a technology that will dramatically reduce the cost of building a new house.

In 2017, Hurricanes Maria, Harvey and Irma did enormous damage. Maria destroyed $30 billion of property across the Caribbean Ocean, including an estimated 100% of the homes in Dominica. Irma trashed 25% of all the houses in the Florida Keys. Harvey wrecked 12,700 houses. The ordinary home construction industry is just not up to repairing and rebuilding so many houses the conventional way. On an island such as Dominica, people just don’t have enough money to rebuild the old-fashioned way.

Therefore, they may all turn to the 3-D printing company Cazza. Cazza has an X-1 3-D printer that can put up houses, warehouses, villas and commercial buildings in just a week. And, Cazza estimates, the total cost will be 40% cheaper than using conventional building methods. Evidently, Cazza uses a lot less labor than regular construction crews. Paul Mampilly estimates using Cazza could save $40.8 billion for the reconstruction of just the damage caused by those hurricanes. That’s huge for the home owners, insurance companies and government agencies involved.

Eventually, Cazza or another 3-D printer company will build ordinary new houses, and they’ll save the young people building homes a lot of money. This will affect the real estate markets and banks.

Paul Mampilly writes the investment newsletter Profits Unlimited, published by Banyan Hill. He tracks many advances in technology because he knows investing in undervalued companies on the verge of huge breakthroughs is a great way for ordinary people to get wealthy. Therefore, he specializes in telling his subscribers about them.

Paul Mampilly is a legend on Wall Street. With his MBA from Fordham University in hand, he started out in 1991 as an analyst for Bankers Trust. Soon the professional investment community discovered his superior talent for finding terrific stocks, and he began managing money for the Royal Bank of Scotland, ING, Sears, Swiss private banks and Deutsche Bank. He saw the dramatic effect the dot com boom had on the stock market from 1995 through 1999, as well as the even more dramatic impact the Tech Wreck of 2000-2001 had on high tech stocks. He learned buying the stock of a small company while its technology is trending up is the way to massive wealth.

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When Dr. Mark McKenna was a youth, it made sense to follow his father’s footsteps and practice medicine. Through the years, however, things began to shift. The rewards of a medical career are not what they once were. When he graduated from Tulane University’s medical school his love of medicine led him to join his family’s medical practice.

The newly minted doctor wanted more from life though. Thus began his foray into his first business venture – New Orleans real estate. Back then Dr. Mark McKenna started working a side job as a prison doctor so that he could invest more money in his new venture. His tenacity paid off. By 2005 things were looking very rosy for Dr. Mark McKenna. His properties were worth $5 million, and he had managed to grow his income to $500 thousand a year. Unfortunately, that was when Hurricane Katrina happened.

In the wake of Katrina, the good doctor like so many residents of New Orleans had to rebuild. They say every cloud has a silver lining after all, and that was true for the city of New Orleans in the wake of Katrina. As the city struggled to get back on its feet, federal government resources were made available. Dr. McKenna participated in these assistance programs and helped rebuild the city by buying flood-damaged properties, repairing them and flipping them. To see more, visit here.

What Hurricane Katrina could not do, the sub-prime mortgage crisis nearly accomplished in 2010. It was his instinct that spared the doctor. When he noticed people with hardly any income to speak of were buying huge homes he sensed that something was wrong. That was when he got out of the real estate business. A decision which allowed him to dodge a bullet which many real estate investors never saw coming.

Longing to return to the medical field Dr. McKenna began Shape Med in Atlanta. It was a practice which focused on physical aesthetics, health, and fitness. In 2016 he sold Shape Med to Life Time Fitness, a publicly held company. The doctor remained on with Life Time Fitness in the position of National Fitness Director.

His new venture is OVME, which is pronounced “of me.” Dr. Mark McKenna started OVME with a $4 million infusion from an Atlanta venture capital firm which loved his business plan. OVME offers minimally invasive cosmetic services on demand. OVME’s focus is to maintain the client’s health and physical appearance. The doctor plans to expand the business to several other U.S. cities in coming years.

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