We had the good fortune of connecting with Samuel Oppong and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Samuel, what is the most important factor behind your success?
As an Investor and Actor, your personal brand is how others connects with you. In addition, your personal brand is your reputation. And your reputation in perpetuity is the foundation of your career. When creating your brand, it’s essential to be you. Here are three tips that helped me get started in my life and with my personal brand.

1. When you choose a career, first ask yourself what career you want to have? (Who career do you want to pattern after, get to the gym, start exercise, and put your best foot forward even though you are figuring out).

2. The second thing is your purpose ( Sometimes our purpose finds us. Have a game plan and do your homework by writing 10 goals out. Eat Well).

3. Have a Gameplan. Your game plan for this business will change down the road, but your mindset will stay the same ( You must do your homework first. The work begins long before you enter this industry. Mental preparation comes first, and progress will soon follow. Remember, it not the destination but rather the journey.)

Lastly, It about the journey and you always have to keep going till you get to your destination.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Samuel Oppong is an Actor, Producer, Sports Broadcaster, CEO, Speaker, Coach, Trainer, Investor, and Philanthropist. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management and Leadership Studies at Washington State University and completed his Masters in Sport Leadership at Concordia University in Chicago. He is a 2x Forbes Under 30 Finalist (2013, 2020) and Inc 30 Under 30 Nominee as an Investor. Before becoming an actor, he spent seven years working in various sports organizations such as USA Basketball, Washington State Athletics, National Hockey League, San Francisco 49ers, National Basketball Association, and National Football League.

Overall, everything role or job I held was due to people knowing me and reaching out on LinkedIn. I grew up thinking I will be the Athletic Director or an Actor. I believe the secret was to keep going and see what I can accomplish and never look back. One thing I want people to know is I’m an Investor. I decided to be an investor because I wants to invest in the future of America by helping entrepreneurs to dream big, be the best versions of themselves, and help them reach their ambition. I also became an investor because entrepreneurship is what makes this country grow. Entrepreneurship is what makes this country produces.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take them to watch the Phoenix Suns basketball as well as The Arizona Cardinals team. I would take them to sports bars and pizza restaurants because of the social event. To begin my day, I will take them to my chiropractor and physical trainer to work on my body. There are also great hiking trips and mountains to visit in the desert.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to give a shoutout to the people who stood side by side next to me over the years. I appreciate my favorite teachers to keeping me resilience through some tough times. I want to thank my parents for bringing me to America.

Website: http://www.samueloppong.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samuel___oppong/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuel-o-9081b885/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Samuel__Oppong

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ItJustSam

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOgzk3-LzFkGbDtSBEtZlDg

Other: https://angel.co/p/samuel23

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