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Smart Hustle Agency & Publishing Launches Search for Entrepreneurs & Professionals to Participate in Business-Athlete Challenge 



Smart Hustle Agency & Publishing begins the search for current, former, and forever Business-Athletes to participate in a new Challenge that will benefit student-athletes in all sports.  The Business Athlete 30-Day Challenge starts on May 17, 2021.  


Lisa C. Williams, Chief #Momentum Officer (CMO) of  Smart Hustle Agency & Publishing, confirmed they have officially launched the search for business athletes to participate in the challenge. The 30-Day Business Athlete Challenge is for CEOs, business owners, entrepreneurs, and any former, current, or forever athletes.  Business-athletes are being challenged to purchase a Social Impact package for their business and a portion of the revenue will allow the publishing company to provide an important book about leadership and racial injustice to athletes.  

The upcoming book, #REALTalkRacism – Blow the Whistle: You Have the Power & Influence to Affect Change, Top Athletes who Rose Up Against Racism Share Their Leadership Advice, is for athletes in all sports.   

CEO of Vayner sports Gary Vaynerchuk recently said, “History is watching. Let’s suffocate hate.”  

Professional athletes from every sport rose up against racism by leveraging their leadership which had an immeasurable impact on a global scale. The books that will be given to student-athletes will inspire them that, they too, can use their platform and influence for good.  

“The business athletes that participate in this challenge will join me in a full-court press on racism and I am committed to putting resources and training in the hands of young athletes so they will be empowered to affect change as well,” book publisher Williams said.  

Williams was inspired to create this corporate social responsibility challenge after the professional athletes from the top sports teams in the US stood up and went on strike on August 26, 2020, in response to the killing of Breonna Taylor and the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Explaining her motivation, Williams said, “The athletes leveraged their power and it made me realize that young athletes can and need to do the same.”  

Williams went on to share, “The NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who had offered little support of Mr. Kaepernick after the quarterback began protesting, made a full reversal in August, offering a public apology to him and saying, ‘I wish we had listened earlier, Kap, to what you were kneeling about and what you were trying to bring attention to.’ Colin’s leadership and hard stance paid off!”   

This is a timely initiative, as conversations are going to arise about social injustice, activism, and racism.    

The publisher’s goal is to give 10,000 books to student-athletes in Minnesota, Milwaukee and Louisville. The book is due to go on pre-sale in August 2021. Once the book is published, 100% of the royalties from the retail sales of the book will be donated by the publisher to a social justice-focused non-profit that they are finalizing now.  

To learn how you can participate, visit: or  

About the Business Athlete Challenge  

The Business Athlete Challenge is a 4-week challenge beginning May 17, 2021, through June 17, 2021.  We are asking weekend warriors, former athletes at any level, and those forever athletes who are business owners to support young athletes by purchasing a Social Impact package for your business. We are also looking for partners to get the word out about the challenge. 

About the #REALTalkRacism Beyond an Athlete Book Edition    

The Beyond an Athlete Edition book is part of a new book series called #REALTalkRacism, Heal Our Land which is our version of “Chicken Soup for the Soul”. The title of the book is, Blow the Whistle: You Have the Power & Influence to Affect Change, Top Athletes who Rose Up Against Racism Share Their Leadership Advice.   

The book aims to inspire, equip and empower young athletes that they too can stand up against racism just as the hundreds of athletes did in 2020 after the deaths of George Floyd and Jacob Blake. The book will feature top athletes from various sports.  The publisher’s goal is to gift as many copies as possible to high school athletes around the country. 100% of the retail royalties of the books will be donated to a non-profit organization that supports black athletes once the book is published. The publishing date slated is to be August 26, 2021.  This date is the historical day when professional athletes took a stand after being fed up with the multiple killings and shooting of unarmed black people – the sit-out after Jacob Blake was shot.    



About Smart Hustle Agency & Publishing 

Smart Hustle is a Business and Lifestyle Enhancement Agency. We exist to expose, equip and empower individuals & business owners to live better – work smarter and do good to enjoy a better quality of life. The agency accomplishes this through its projects, partnerships, platforms & programs.   

Smart Hustle Publishing – exists to publish one book and one message at a time; the goal is that the books washing up to the shore (are given and gifted) like a message in a bottle with just the information the reader needs and just at the right time. The book we publish are our version of Chicken Soup for the Soul 





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Premier Travel Founder Anne Kulhanek Reveals How To Plan A Bucket List Vacation On Influencers Radio



On a recent episode of Influencers Radio with Jack Mize, Anne Kulhanek, founder of Premier Travel, talks about how she is helping travelers, especially those 50 and over, plan once-in-a-lifetime bucket list vacations.

Since the COVID-19 travel shutdowns, would-be vacationers have been cooped up for a long time. Now that much of the world is opening up, they are ready to get out and about.

While planning a vacation was a DIY exercise for many before the shutdowns, things have certainly changed. More and more discerning travelers aren’t willing to jeopardize their vacation experience trying to navigate travel restrictions and COVID protocols on their own. Instead, they are turning to pros like Anne Kulhanek.

Specializing in once-in-a-lifetime bucket list vacations, Anne’s team at Premier Travel amplifies traveler’s vacation dreams beyond what they thought was possible. Her vacations are never cookie cutter and always customized.

During the interview, Anne explained that what makes a trip ‘once in a lifetime’ is defined by her clients, saying, “Luxury for everyone is so different. The word luxury is commonly used in travel, and it’s funny because every travel supplier considers themselves to be luxury. But it really is defined by you. For you, luxury might be a first-class airline ticket to Europe, and staying in a penthouse suite at a certain hotel. For somebody else, luxury might be traveling to Ireland just being among the locals, staying at an authentic hotel, and meeting the owner of a little pub. So luxury really is, in my opinion, about doing what you want to do in the way that you want to do it. Whether it’s off the beaten path or an iconic place that’s very popular, it is about you, what you want out of this trip, and what’s customized just for you.”

With over two decades of travel agency experience, Anne’s strong relationships with quality travel providers, along with her network of local partners and guides, ensures her clients have the trip of a lifetime. As independent agents, Anne’s team at Premier Travel works on behalf of their clients, shopping and selecting travel providers who will deliver exactly what they need and at the best price.

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To learn more about Anne Kulhanek and Premier Travel, visit

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Toastmaster’s International Corporate Award given to Christian Care Ministry



Christian Care Ministry/ Medi-Share’s Acts2Speak Toastmaster’s club was awarded the Toastmaster’s International Corporate Award for enhancing employee engagement.  Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Christian Care Ministry/ Medi-Share offers Toastmasters as a benefit of employment and as a way to promote professional development. District 84 is made up of over 100 clubs. Only two were given this distinction.

“I have always felt that good communication is what differentiates those who advance within their organizations or their profession vs. those who don’t,” said Scott Reddig, Christian Care Ministry CEO. “You can be great at your job, but if you can’t explain to others what you do or what you are proposing, it limits your effectiveness. I encourage all our employees to take advantage of Toastmasters. It undoubtedly can help your career.”

 “When I was elected club president in the middle of a pandemic, I knew it would be challenging as our employees were all working remotely at the time. But being surrounded by a team of strong club officers and with the continued support from the leaders in our organization, we have been able to not just sustain our club, but thrive by adding new members,” says Rebecca Barrack, Acts2Speak Club President and Asst. Manager of Communications at Christian Care Ministry.

Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., Toastmaster’s International membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to present the Toastmasters Corporate Club Recognition Award to Christian Care Ministry. Having a Toastmasters Club onsite shows how much the company values their employee’s Leadership and the development of their Communication Skills. The club has demonstrated exemplary service to their members in meeting the goals of Toastmasters,” states District 84 Director Pim Parpart, DTMTo learn more about Toastmaster’s International go to

 To learn more about Medi-Share go to

About Christian Care Ministry/ Medi-Share: Christian Care Ministry (CCM), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, based in Melbourne, FL, operates the Medi-Share program,  a Christian health care sharing program that provides an affordable alternative to health insurance for faith-based consumers. Founded in 1993, Medi-Share currently serves over 400,000 members across America.


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Sarah Pulido signs a book deal with Launching Leaders Publishing Group



Influencer and former Social Media Strategist turned international business owner Sarah Pulido, recently signed an agreement with Launching Leaders Publishing Group to release a book which highlights 5 principles to inner and outer success for women in business. 

Pulido states, “I’m excited to share my message around women’s empowerment with aspiring and current women entrepreneurs. I want to reinforce the message that you can rise above any current or former circumstance and achieve whatever you put your mind and heart to. The book ‘Mindset for Success‘ shares my 5 key principles for overcoming challenges and thriving in life and business.”

According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, more than 11.6 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 9 million people, and generating $1.7 trillion in sales as of 2017.

Sadly, around 20% of small businesses, in general, fail in the first year, and 50% do not survive beyond five years.

This book was written to help women entrepreneurs apply Pulido’s top 5 business success principles and beat the odds.

Launching Leaders Publishing Group specializes in publishing personal development and business books meant for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and professionals.

Pulido’s book will be available for purchase on beginning in July 2021.

For more information or to connect with Sarah Pulido, please reach out to her at [email protected]

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