Michael Thomas is the creator and owner of Linkup215, an entertainment, fashion, culture, and artist platform, and a company based out of Philadelphia. Aside from running his company, he is also a teacher and an author of an upcoming book, which he discusses in the episode.
In this episode, Michael discusses:
-How he and Jasmine Anderson had the vision to create Linkup215
-The importance of giving back to the community and to those less fortunate.
-Working with Philly Homeless and Sunday Breakfast.
-How he finds time to achieve all of his goals while still maintaining a job as a teacher.
-His love for writing, stemming from his father’s influence and Encyclopedia Brown.
-The vision for his upcoming book, A Boy with a Dream.
-Losing his initial outline for his book and how he dealt with it.
-The importance of not dwelling on the bad things that sometimes happen, because thinking about them for too long will keep you stagnant.
-How he attempts to capture the uniqueness of each of the individuals he interviews.
-How information is readily available for the young and the old – it’s just a matter of taking it.
Michael’s Final Push will inspire you to go for your dreams no matter what!
“I find the time because I’ve got to make the time.”
“This book brings a lot out of me.”
“Something that you create, you just want more and more out of it.”
“Anything can happen in a year. That’s all it takes is one year. Your life can just turn around.”