EP003: Perspectives of a Hardworking College Student with John Priore

 

Eric: Welcome to the podcast: Entrepreneur’s perspective, building and protecting your business, one podcast at a time, a KazSource family production. In this episode we are going to talk about interning, perspectives of a college student and the tanking of the New York Jets. Our guest today is John Priore, an intern at Kazsource and a college student at Western Carolina and of course a big Jets, Nicks and Mets fan. John is a Marketing student at Western Carolina and who is originally from New York. He scored an intern with us this summer and we will let him tell us his story as we go. In his internship, he’s focused on supporting the marketing side of the business, the PSM business line. He is responsible for support and day to day social media distribution as well as content creation. He brings perspective of the millennial generation and an incredible drive to succeed. He is very much focused on the long game and we love that about him. The ultimate goal with John, the intern, is a full time job when he graduates from West Carolina University in May 2018.

Let’s get into this show. John welcome to the entrepreneurial perspective show. Great to have you today.

John: Hey Eric. Thanks for having me.

Eric: For sure, for sure. So what we’re going to do is get into ten thoughtful questions then we’re going to break it down, do a bit more of a rapid fire approach at the end. So are you ready to get started?

John:  I’m ready. Hit me.

Eric: Alright cool. So you heard the intro about you but of course we can’t do it justice by just the opening statement, so tell us something real about you that the audience doesn’t know.

John:  Thanks for the intro by the way. It was a good intro, I enjoyed it. One would be that I’m a quadruplet. There’s four of us. We’re all 21 as well as I have another sister who’s 2 years older than us. That was really interesting growing up. 4 people the same age, we all went through school together. It’s 2 boys and 2 girls, so me and my brother fought constantly. We had the same group of friends who were always together, you know, and that was good but yeah, it definitely created competition.

Eric: That’s awesome. So was it easy at times and hard at times hanging out with your brother and all your friends. You get along and then you don’t get along, back and forth, driving you all nuts?

John:  Yeah. So all my friends knew about that; we’ve had the same friends forever. So we’d all just hang out and then me and my brother would just start arguing and then just the brotherly bickering.

Eric: Yeah.

John:  It was easy coz there was always someone to hang out with even when no one was around, play video games and just talk, and then it was hard because we were together all the time.

Eric: That’s very cool. You don’t run into quadruplets. Before you started working with us, I’ve got to say, I’ve met twins, I’ve met triplets but I’ve not met one whose part of a quadruplet so that’s really cool. It’s a very unique story that you have going on.

John:  It definitely is. It’s very unique and it’s a good topic starter definitely.

Eric: Yeah, for sure so you guys are all out doing your own thing and you are here with us, interning at KazSource and you have your family. Your brothers and sisters are off doing their own their thing, so while you are a very close knit family, you guys also just get out there and do your thing. So in kind of settling into that part of it, your day to day work here at Kazsource, you came in, like I said before, on the marketing side,  but I’ll turn it to you more. I have an idea what your focus is but you have more on what your goals are, but on your day to day stuff, what is your ultimate focus and what is your ultimate goal for our business and then for yourself?

John:  Well my day to day work since I’ve been here on May 8th has been exciting. I’ve learnt a lot about a business from you – the CEO; daily tasks, behind the scenes stuff; and growing the brand, that is my focus, at least seeing it take off. I love watching things grow. So going from say 4 clients to 20 clients would be a goal. I love seeing like each day to day thing I do directly impacts the company. So it’s not just where I’m going to grab coffee as an intern. We’re doing social media stuff for clients, we’re helping build our own brand at the same time with content creation. Pretty much for myself, I want to contribute and do the best I can. I don’t want to just sit here and slide under the table. I want to be part of it. I see where it’s going. The culture at Kazsource is great. I enjoy it, I enjoy everything around here and everyone’s really been a great mentor for me too. I’ve learnt a ton of valuable information and the ultimate vision I would say is to help continue it growing and to focus on the future so it could be around in 20 years and not see it fade out and a goal for myself would definitely be to not allow this relationship to end in August as most internships do, just cut out cold turkey. I like being a part of it. I like contributing, so being here long term would be a goal for myself and just helping you, helping Scott, my co-worker; and helping the clients just build the brands and succeed.

Eric: That’s awesome. That’s great. I mean you have a good grasp of it obviously and with you thinking ahead, thinking long-term, we’ll get into that more. It’s a big part of what we’re doing over here and anybody we bring into our team, we’d love to have the same type of culture you talked about and I would stress that for any business owners. We talk to many business owners as you know and we always get them to horn in on what is it they want to accomplish and anything that is in and around them should fit that they’re going after, that culture, so we see it and we urge our clients and the business owners we talk to as well. Moving on from that, to all the stuff you do for… and Sportspreneur ,which I’d say is one of the big passions you have within our business: writing about sports and writing about business. What is your passion, and that can be two-ways: your passion could be in your personal life, in so far as sports but what is your passion and the thing that you can do every day? What gets you out of bed every day, the thing that gets you all excited?

John:  I’d say my passion to get me excited about my day would be making an impact, like whether that be for myself or someone else. Anything I do, I’ll try and think about others, my family, my friends, and my girlfriend, like anybody. I’ll come here and I’m obviously an intern but I’ll be thinking long term, about it as we just spoke about. How does this affect everyone else?  So not just trying to make them proud but like create stuff that they can see, so I’m making a difference, I’m doing stuff and I’d say that stuff keeps me going.

Eric: Yeah, that’s huge man. We talked a lot before as you’ve helped create the beginning of this podcast and here you are on an episode of this podcast. We’re going to come up with content ideas as it relates to the podcast and I think we just came up with one right there, I actually made a note of it. The title, something along the lines of : Making an Impact; and The Journey of John the intern; and you talking and getting real with yourself and your audience and anyone it relates to, that’s a blog post and another article that we can explore; that’s a video, and again this goes to all the business owners we are talking about, it’s about getting real on who you are and what you are trying to accomplish, and it just comes across so well to your audience, to your clients and to anyone that’s interested in reading. Made a note of that, I think we’ll get into it and it kind of leads me to the next question. You are studying marketing in college, you’re doing a lot of work in marketing work with us right now. What perspective do you have of the marketing industry? What do you see other marketers doing, business owners doing, some sort of marketing as someone who is a millennial, been on the computer and iPhone, not most like the adult life that you remember. What is your perspective of the marketing industry as a whole?

John:  My perspective, is that it’s definitely changing. You see it going away from the billboard, the traditional magazine ads. I’m not saying that they are going completely away but you see more people focused on social media marketing, email marketing, online advertisements because it goes directly to the consumer. Analytics is getting so big now in marketing that you can track it all easily through your cell phone. Everyone has a cell phone in their hands and I see a lot of marketers really capitalizing on that because when you see an advertisement on your phone, you can target it directly at who you want to reach. As you know, we’ve been trying Facebook ads, does a great job with that. You can get to the exact person that you want to reach so I see that my perspective of the marketing industry is that, it is more shaped around exactly who and what you want to do whereas it used to be more of just getting a creative ad and throwing it on a billboard. Obviously, you know where you want to put it and all that but the advancements in social media and technology has really played its part in marketing.

Eric: Do you think business owners as it relates to that are taking advantage of it or do you think people are still caught up in the olden way of doing things?

John:  I see a lot of people are still caught up in the older way and I think they’ll catch on eventually, especially as millennials start to enter the business world coz a lot of them are still in college and are still learning about this stuff so I think they will eventually catch on to it and really nail it on the head because you see all the billboards and people focusing on the older stuff whereas I feel as a millennial, in the view of a millennial, it should be more technologically focused.

Eric: Right. I know you watch T.V. Well are you watching commercials?

John:  I’m not. Mainly I watch Netflix. The only time I watch commercials is when I’m watching sports.

Eric: When you watch sports and you know, it goes on halftime and you get a bunch of commercials back to back, it’s like you score touchdown extra point, and it’s like you have commercial, kickoff, commercial back to the action, what are you doing during those breaks in  the action?

John:  So if I’m watching just like a playoff game and no other games are on, the other break from the action- I’m going to get food, I’m going to the bathroom like I’m not watching the commercials, however width. So I’ll find myself flipping through games at the commercials instead of watching commercials. So, I think that’s another thing that’s huge in the marketing industry that the need to realize that people aren’t watching commercials.

Eric: Now you getting on your phone and getting on twitter or Facebook or whatever else and engaging with other people, during the games or during time offs during the games?

John:  Yes. So especially let’s say for a Jet game, I’m paying a lot of attention to Twitter, all the reports, what they are saying and connecting with other fans talking about the game, talking about what is going on. So it goes back to my point on social media even while you are watching T.V where say some are focusing on the T.V and the commercials, most people watching the game will be on their phone which is where you can go get them, you can reach the people watching the game.

Eric: Totally agree. Totally agree. And it’s amazing that the amount of money that still goes into this type of advertising when no one is watching it and when they are watching and there is a commercial that comes on. I mean personally, I have three kids and it’s very common for me to watch a game on tape delay. It’s hard if a game starts at  8:00 clock at night, I’m putting my kids to bed and don’t get me wrong if Ohio State is on, I’m watching that game and I’m watching the game in full and I’m recording it and I’m watching it later and that’s going to prevent me from getting on my phone which is actually not a bad thing. I’m just not receiving text messages or looking on twitter so I don’t know who scored the game but to me, I’m watching the game live so it doesn’t matter. But it’s wild how the lack of consumption of commercials on T.V right now is there and people are still so focused on it, so I think I agree with you that there is a huge opportunity in the industry. So I think it leads to a huge opportunity for any business owner, forget if you’re trying to advertise on sports which, I’m sure most of the people here are. It’s just a really good example to look at, that you can get exposure in the marketplace today. It is not too late to jump in on the social media marketing people are talking about, to create a blog an create a website, to do all these different things. It is not there yet, it’s not even close, I would think and I think that’s what you were getting at before.

John:  Right. Definitely, I agree with that. Let me ask you, just out of curiosity. Do you watch live T.V and if you do, do you find yourself watching commercials?

Eric: No. No, I don’t. Unless I’m just absolutely exhausted. Like last night I was flipping through and there was nothing on. I just wanted to watch a little T.V like late at night, and there was a few commercials on but I wasn’t paying any attention and I was looking for like, where you used to do where you would just try to find the next thing to watch so if the baseball game was on a commercial, I’m moving to something else and that’s rare so a lot of times I’ll just leave it on the station, I’m not flipping around like I used to probably ten years ago. I’m looking at my phone or like you said, doing something else but I’m definitely not looking to watch commercials and like the other night we watched Netflix the whole time and so absolutely no commercials and if I needed to pause to do something it was a look at my phone, not to go try and find an ad.

John: Yeah.

Eric: That’s good so we talk about the marketing aspect of it and I’ll kind of move in on more onto a macro, the overall view of the economy coming from your perspective. It’s definitely change for different generations as they’re coming out of colleges. We’ve seen people come out of college during the mortgage crisis and they couldn’t get a job and people were getting laid off but right now, the economy seems to be doing well. We just came off the July 4th weekend which is actually still going on because it happened in the middle the week so I saw gas prices somewhere was for a $1.99/gallon which is just insane and they’re saying this Friday, July 7, is going to be the number one travel day of the entire year so clearly people are getting out, they’re traveling, the economy’s doing well but coming at it from someone who’s a junior in college, is going to be a senior, is looking for a job, hopefully as you already mentioned you’re going to be working with us for a long time but how do you view the overall economy from your perspective?

John: Well, I personally think it’s doing great. If you ask other millennials, they might not have the same answer but from my view I think it’s doing great. There’s a ton of ways to make money in today’s world, creative ways. You just have to think about and do it. So there’s that and then there’s a bunch a money being spent which goes into other people’s pockets whether you’re a gas station worker or an employee at a fast food restaurant or a marketer; it’s going into the pockets of the American worker so there’s a ton of ways to make money, ton of ways to spend money. I think it’s going great, gas prices are low whereas at a job standpoint, it just depends. This is where I think people going into college need to do more research on the four-year layout of what they’re going for. So if you say you’re going for art, you kind of have to create your own path, get more creative with it so I think that the jobs are there, the economy is healthy in my eyes and I think yeah, it’s good.

Eric: It’s good. I like to hear that type of perspective. You hear this a lot of times you hear the negative side of things and that’s true and you have to be cautious but like you said, if you do the research and you have a reason as to why you’re doing all these things and then ultimately going back to what you said at the very beginning if you have the drive, you can make things happen more so now than ever before might be harder to get the actual job but you can go out and create something so it’s a good view of what’s going on so you’re kind of going in the fact of what happens in your four years and what’s the plan. You’re in the education system and we hear a lot about how the education system is failing our country, it’s failing the youth of our country. For someone in the system and someone who’s about to come out of the system, what is your thoughts on our education right now?

John: Alright well first I am a believer of education. I think education is very important. Whereas nothing beats experience in the real world as I’ve learned these last few months here, I’ve gained a lot more knowledge than I have my years in school because you’re applying it. Applying it is the key. You can take whatever you learn in the classroom and think about it but if you never apply it, you’re not really learning anything but I do think the education system helps you with things such as social skills, reading, writing skills that I see a lot in people who went to college versus didn’t go to college. This is more college-based and high school and elementary school but you see a big difference in social skills, writing skills, reading skills, pretty much the basic necessities. So I think at the minimum, it helps with that if you’re not getting other things away from it but like learning is big, applying it is the key, that’s what I would take out of it.

Eric: Yeah, that’s good. So when you’re in college and out of school, you’re surrounded by millennials, you are millennial, we’ve talked about it a little bit before, if you were to kind of take like an overall theme of it and we have an article actually that just came out today- the day we’re recording this- about the millennial generation and I have a belief that you should not leave the millennial generation out. Every generation has been made fun of for whatever it is that they’ve been made fun of for, that includes my generation, yours and much older generations but those generalizations are there so now it’s kind of going back at it, what is your overall feel of your millennial friends? Not specifically your friends, we don’t want to throw them under the bus you know what we’re talking about.

John: Right, a lot of millennials get pinned as lazy and getting everything handed to them whereas I don’t see a lot of that, I see a lot of harder working– it’s there in some, I will say that. The stereotype is real which is always going to be but you have to give them a shot because they’re the future, millennials are the future. There’s a ton of them they can provide benefits to whatever you’re doing; whatever company you’re running or anything. You can’t overlook them because they’re the ones buying your products, they’re the ones contributing to the everyday task of your company and you can’t overlook them, that’s it.

Eric: Yeah, I like it. So you and your millennial friends and everyone’s in college, you’re doing the same exact things that anybody else is doing, that’s kind of my point that you know millennials are part of the everyday culture of what we’re dealing with and we all bring different skillsets to the table we all have different perspectives of course is what we’re talking about here today on things. So one thing that I watch very closely is email marketing and as you know, you go to a website, you can opt in to emails, opt into something. Maybe you receive something free or you just want to be added to their newsletter and trust me, we do the same thing but I’m watching the numbers of opt ins, the amount of people that are doing it, the amount of people that are actually reading the emails and my question for you is do you like email opt ins, do you sign up for them? When you do, do you read the emails or do you eventually unsubscribe from them like how do you manage that? I think it’s a big question for many business owners because they’re such a push to say, “You’ve got to grab people’s email address, you’ve got to do this and this is how you do it and the more email addresses you get the better your business will be,” but kind of coming up from a fresh perspective, what’s your take on all that?

John: Personally, I don’t. I’m not a big fan of email marketing. I hate when my emails clog with a bunch of like not spa, but just emails from a bunch of different companies. I usually sign up to get say discount like say 10% off your order if you give us your email so I’ll do that, get the first few emails and then if they keep sending me emails I’ll unsubscribe. So I’m not reading the emails most of the time. The only emails I really read are the ones that apply to me so I’m not a big fan of email marketing, I don’t think everyone I know is a big fan of them either. Most of them just delete them right when they see them because there’s too many coming at them like their inboxes get hundreds of emails a day from companies that you opted in for so they’ll end up unsubscribing like I do.

Eric: Now, we obviously know you’re a Jets fan. Are you subscribe to any Jets, you know something that you’re really excited about and something that doesn’t really apply to your business and is more enjoyable? Do you have any emails coming from the jets themselves or blogs related to the jets?

John: I don’t. I get them from the Jets themselves but that’s mainly like say apparel deals or ticket deals. Where I go for all my information is social media.

Eric: So you can get all that information because you follow the Jets on Twitter or Facebook, Instagram?

John: Right. So when I want to see them, I’ll go see them. I don’t want them to come to me. I’ll go see them if I want to.

Eric: I like that and you’ve seen this, I think you were part of this process about the article we’re coming out with in regards to email marketing and how there’s redundancy in the way people are receiving information; you’re getting it in your email, you’re getting it social media and then you’re getting it somewhere else or maybe it’s multiple social media accounts or you’re a reader. I use Feedly which is one of the top readers out there and it’s like I’ve seen the same article in three different places. We don’t have a lot of time and energy to give to that one piece of information where I can go out and get it kind of like you’re saying. I can go to Facebook and I can go pull that information from well, I wouldn’t go read information about the Jets of course but, do you get what I’m saying? So we’re on the same page there. So using again more perspectives from an intern and a college student, someone that’s coming up, I connected a lot with an article we wrote in Sportspreneur. It was titled ‘The five ways young players can put in the work’ and created the analogy between a young player coming into play basketball for an NBA team and maybe not the star player like Alonzo Ball that’s going to come in day one and he’s like almost in charge but just more that regular player that’s going to come in and the five purposes or the five points I should say that we made with that is one, show up with a purpose; number two, ask questions; number three, study; number four, be resourceful and; number five, prove it and in many ways in this conversation we’ve had, you’ve already addressed all of these in some form or fashion. What one of these for yourself or just for people in general if you’re advising them, what one of those stands out to you as the most important? I know they’re all important but what one stands out to you?

John: While they’re all important obviously, I’m going to go with prove it because say when you interviewed me, I could’ve walked into this room and just talked about how great I am, how I’m going to do all these things and then showed up day one not have done anything. So proving it is huge. You can talk all you want but in the end, you have to do it. You have to walk the walk.

Eric: Yeah, that’s awesome. So now you’re out there, you’re proving it but while you’re doing that, while you’re doing all these things, you have big fears. Everybody, every business owner, any person in anything has fears in life but we’re talking about the business life right now and you in college and coming to be a senior we’ve kind of addressed some of these topics already but college students, I can imagine finding a job, dealing with student loan debt, all these things. What right now is your biggest fear for your business life coming again, you’re just getting started but what is your biggest fear in your business life?

John: It would definitely be finding a job by far. That is far out number one because I think the job you take right out of college really starts you off so what I’ve seen a lot is college graduates not finding a job so they’ll settle for say a management job at like a food place or something like that and then they’ll go to apply somewhere else and they’ll say, “Well, you’re just a manager at a food place,” so I think that’s huge. Finding a job is huge for me not only me but all of my fellow college kids. It’s pretty much the biggest fear I’d say.

Eric: Okay, cool. Now I mentioned student loan debt as well for a lot of kids, did you run into a lot of students that that freaks them out and they feel like ‘I was set up in this system and I was set up to fail because now I have all this debt and I can’t get the job that I want and everybody let me down’ like do you see that entitlement behavior?

John: Yes, I do see that. It’s talked about a lot too and believe or not, I see it as a reason for people not going to college like a lot of my friends from high school chose not to go to college because they saw nobody getting a job out of college so they pretty much saw themselves throwing away $100000.

Eric: Yeah, I can imagine that would keep people up at night for a long time. Well cool, so that ends the more thoughtful questions that we want to get into.

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Eric: I want to get more into the more rapid fire approach to it. We’ll go quick so pretend like you’re the goalie and I’m going to shoot pucks at you one after the other but I will say, a few might be more difficult so take your time on those and let’s just hop right into it, alright you ready?

John: Ready.

Eric: Cool, so what book are you reading right now?

John: Currently right now I’m not reading one but I just finished ‘The Art of the Q’. I finished that in May so I just took a little break from that.

Eric: Alright cool, and how did you read that book? Was it hardcover, paperback, kindle, audible, someone reading to you?

John: It was hard cover, traditional.

Eric: Oh cool, old school. Do you use Kindle, do use audible at all or do you–?

John: I use my mom’s Kindle sometimes, that’s it.

Eric: Okay cool. What is your favorite social media network and why?

John: Personally I like Twitter but mainly because I’m such a big sports fan that I can go get pretty much behind the scenes information whenever I want it so you’ve got all the reporters on there and I can still listen to them.

Eric: Now, does that go for your friends and the people you deal with every day in school?

John: No, I’d say Instagram is number one, the consensus number one is Instagram.

Eric: Cool. Now this one might not apply to you as much but never know: What social media app do you just not get?

John: I pretty much understand all of them however I’d say Snapchat is kind of like I use it a lot with my friends and all that but I’d say it’s kind of hard to find the identity of Snapchat.

Eric: I got you, cool. What app or program is most important to you? It could be anything from like a project management tool to a calendar to a Kindle app on your iPhone. Which one do you need to have?

John: Currently, it’s got to be the podcast app because I spend two hours a day driving so it’s what I do on my commutes.

Eric: Cool. What one thing would you tell an up and coming entrepreneur or let’s say someone coming out of college, what would you tell them to focus on?

John: The future. A lot people are thinking about right now whereas you should be thinking about ten years on the road.

Eric: I like it, the long game. We love it. So we talked a little bit about you’re one of a quadruplet, I don’t know how to properly say that but what is a personal story that got you where you are today?

John: Well, I would say, “I’m going to apply to the internship,” so I was sitting on my couch thinking about what is going to do this summer and marketing majors at Western Carolina don’t require an internship but I’m going to look around like I might as well make use of my summer. So I was searching Twitter as you mentioned for internships in the Charlotte area and I found a tweet from you from January and so I directly messaged you as you know and asked about the position and that’s when we started connecting and ultimately I’m here.

Eric: Yeah. It’s like a different kind of hustle, isn’t it? When I was coming out of school not that long ago but like that type of stuff didn’t exist so you can meet people in different ways that you would never have had access to before so that’s awesome. So a little bit off the beaten path right now and as you know, we are an insurance company first- that’s the foundation of how we are built. We are always interested and I know a lot of people that would listen to this podcast are interested as well; being someone who’s at the end of their college career, I think you said you have an older sister, do you think about life insurance and disability insurance ever?

John: Honestly, no. It doesn’t ever crossed my day to day mind. I never think about what will happened if something happens to me.

Eric: Yeah, that makes sense. Have people talked to you about it? Have you heard stories? Have you been educated about it at all?

John: Not at all actually. Before I got here, I knew the bare minimum about insurance. I’ve learnt some stuff in here but none of my friends are talking about it, nobody’s educating the younger generation on life insurance, disability, anything.

Eric: Okay, you have car insurance obviously, right?

John: I do.

Eric: And do you have cellphone insurance?

John: No.

Eric: We see that a lot but that’s interesting. It’s great feedback and it’s not a surprise, it’s not a bad thing. There’s no right or wrong answer to that it’s just more of understanding the marketplace today and how people are thinking. We had an article about millennials acquiring life insurance and you know the thing is it’s a low cost at a young age to buy it but like you said, there’s very little education around it so I think that is the main issue that’s out there for someone who’s in college or even a few years out of college; is just understanding what options they have, why it exists and what it’s for. So interesting. So now to pick up the pace and get away from that conversation of insurance, if you could pick one team of yours and we’ve talked about the Jets, the Nicks, the Mets and there could be some other teams, if you could only have one team of yours win it all the next year, which team would you choose?

John: I’d have to go with the Mets. Two years ago, they got the World Series to nobody’s thought, it was a great year but I’ve watched this team trade away it’s veterans for prospects who at the time I would say, I was probably about 15 and I wanted to watch Carlos Beltran play every day but they traded him away for prospects. I wanted to watch R. A. Dickey but I watched them trade away their veteran leaders for these prospects and at first I didn’t understand it because I was younger, I just wanted to see the team do good but now it’s translating into success so they kind of did it more the right way and I love it.

Eric: Yeah, I get it. Now, you’ve been a Mets fan your whole life?

John: Yeah.

Eric: Okay. Is your whole family Mets fans?

John: Yeah, my mom’s side of the family is all Mets fans. The other side is pretty much Yankee fans.

Eric: I get it. So it’s with you, that’s just ingrained in you. I get it, I understand. Alright so now we already know the Jets aren’t winning the Superbowl, right?

John: Correct.

Eric: I just want to make sure that we’re on the same page there. And let’s talk real quick about that before I ask this question. Are the Jets tanking this year? Is that for real?

John: I’m never going to admit to it but yes, there is no talent on the field for the Jets. I’m totally with the tanking, get a franchise quarterback and it looks like there’s no in house answers so I’m with the tanking.

Eric: So next year, we’re going to look at this and we’ll be like who’s the starting quarterback for the Jets in 2018?

John: It’s got to be the USC quarterback, Sam Darnold.

Eric: Sam Darnold, yeah okay cool. So it’s going to be that way?

John: That’s my opinion right now.

Eric: Okay cool so then the other thing- that wasn’t the main question, the main question is this and we can come back a year from now or actually sometime in February to see if you got it right or not- who’s winning the Superbowl this year?

John: Kills me to say it but I have to go with the Patriots. As a Jets fan that really stings me.

Eric: I’m a Bills fan so I feel your pain.

John: Oh, I know. All they did was improve this offseason.

Eric: They really did.

John: Yeah, I just can’t see anyone taking them down as much that hurts.

Eric: Not the AFC’s, we know that.

John: Yeah, we do know that.

Eric: Maybe the Raiders keep their quarterback healthy this year? I don’t know.

John: It could be but I just can’t see it.

Eric: It’s tough. Alright, well John, we really appreciate it. Before we let you go, I think these types of things to have in a podcast where you bring an incredible perspective to the table and we appreciate it. I know the audience, the people that listen to it will appreciate it as well. I do want to open the opportunity for anybody to reach out to you if they have questions or want to talk to you further. Obviously you’re on Twitter, you have email, you have a phone number, what’s the best way people can get in touch with you?

John: You can get in touch with me socially, Johnpriore15, I’m that on every platform. If you want to shoot me in email you can email. Our work email, john@ kazsource.com. Yeah, however you want to get in touch, ask me any questions, you just want to talk, feel free.

Eric: Awesome and we’re going to create a show notes page for this in which John is going to be a big part of making that happen so we’ll put all this stuff and any other references that we have in there and John’s predictions for the future year and the Jets and all that good stuff in the show notes as well. So John, it was absolutely awesome having you on this podcast. And just a reminder for those that don’t know, John is a big reason why this podcast is happening right now from the research he did on it to his excitement about the project overall. The work he did matters and the perspectives he brought to the table for the development of this podcast overall and on this podcast specifically were his and they are his perspectives that you as a business owner or an entrepreneur can use for yourself. For that John, thank you and for any business owners or entrepreneurs that are considering hiring an intern or an entry level person, we would highly recommend it. But I would also say it’s important find a good one like John so when you go through the process be open to going about it differently. If you have questions on this, feel free to reach out to me directly. You can contact me on Twitter just like John did at Eric_kaz or with the same name on Instagram or you can find us on our website at kazsource.com with links to us on the different social networks. So thank you for listening to our podcast, Entrepreneur Perspectives, building and protecting your business one podcast at a time. Until next time, we’re out of here.

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