How to Build Wealth and Success with Dr. Joan and Tony R. Kitchens | Part 1

Building wealth and success is not a walk in the park; it takes grit, commitment, and the decision to be better tomorrow than you were yesterday. You must keep learning from those who have created wealth, work and push until you reach the point of financial freedom where you wake up every day not worrying about how to pay your bills.

In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Dr. Joan speaks with Tony R. Kitchens on the Gift of Pain, Resisting Poverty, and Building Wealth and Success.

Tony Kitchens is a speaker, author, and entrepreneur who has founded companies that have generated more than $100 million in revenue and serviced the largest multinational corporations in the world. He believes that everyone can change their perspective on fear, pain, and current circumstances and use them as fuel to create an amazing life.  Tony is the author of a book entitled “The Gift of Pain”. He is on a mission to help as many people around the world through the wisdom he shares using his various platforms.

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What you can expect from this episode

00:07 Black History Month podcast series

00:45 Welcome and Introduction

02:40 The gift of pain

06:30 Resisting the darkness of poverty

13:59 Do you have to be an entrepreneur to build wealth?

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Starting February 1st, 2023 we are creating a special Black History Month series with the theme Resisting the Darkness.  As a Black Community, we have consistently resisted historic and ongoing oppression in all forms, particularly racial terrorism in the form of lynching, racial pogroms, and police killings; now is the time to push out the darkness and heal as a nation.

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About Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.

Her career as an individual, couples and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc., and in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go, and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023.

Dr. Joan is a Jamaican-Canadian Toronto native who lives in the beautiful community of Kamloops, B.C., alongside her loving husband and family. 

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