BE Modern Man is an integrative program that honors the essence, image, and accomplishments of today’s man of color. With features of today’s leaders, executives, creatives, students, politicians, entrepreneurs, professionals, and agents of change—these men share the common thread of creating a new normal while setting the bar in tech, art, philanthropy, business, and beyond. The BE Modern Man is making a positive impact, his way, and has a story to tell.
BE MODERN MAN FRANK GOODMAN
Name: Frank Goodman
One Word that Describes you: Ready
Social Media handles: Instagram: @bleedingbulb Twitter: @bleedingbulb Facebook: @bleedingbulb
What does being one of the BEMM 100 Men of Distinction mean to you?
It is validation for the hard work and sacrifices I have endured in building my business to help others reach their dreams. It is aligned with my business motto which is: BE EXPRESSIVE. BE CREATIVE. BE KNOWN.
What are some examples of how you have turned struggle into success?
A. I made the decision to sacrifice financial stability by leaving corporate America to chase my dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur.
B. Launching a small business involves a lot of time and money, blood, sweat, and tears. All of those experiences guided me to develop products, services, and applications to not only help me get on track but also to minimize an often painful journey for other small business owners.
What is an important quality you look for in your relationships with others?
AUTHENTICITY: I present myself as I am and expect others to do the same.
What are some immediate projects you are working on?
Bulb Suite: A suite of six applications geared toward saving time and money while increasing productivity and maximizing profit.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Finish what you start, but know when to pivot.
What advice you have for other men who want to make a difference?
Identify the difference you wish to make, brace yourself for the journey, and remember that you are not the first to experience hardship.
What is your “Extraordinary Impact”?
Because of my experiences and no-nonsense approach to life, my “Extraordinary Impact” is that I help people remedy situations with direct approaches to problem-solving. That is why I created Bleeding Bulb. Bleeding Bulb is an extension of my personality and experiences designed to help people grow their business. My ability to “reverse engineer” allows me to analyze situations and get to the root of the problem. I approach it as an art form. This also applies to my approach when communicating with our future leaders and entrepreneurs.
It’s our normal to be extraordinary. Follow @BEModernMan and join the conversation using #BEModernMan.
Come celebrate the BE Modern Man 100 Men of Distinction at the 2nd Annual Black Men XCEL, Aug. 29–Sept. 2, 2018, at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
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