Sep 7, 2021
Today’s episode of Selling in
Color features the second part of Donald’s archived interview with
Lin Hart. He is the author of
Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC
Beatrice and was a close
friend of Reginald F. Lewis, the richest black man
on Earth, before
Reginald’s untimely passing. His book focuses less on the makeup of
Reginald’s money and more on the makeup of the man
From Part One, a brief synopsis:
- Reginald went to an HBCU, then attended law
school, became a lawyer, and went on to be a
- He came from an inner-city background with
little money. He also wasn’t a naturally gifted student and worked
hard for every good grade he got.
- Reginald was a very proud person, preferring to
operate behind-the-scenes instead of in the limelight.
Lin subscribes to the idea of
how you find your
- Those who are most successful do things they
love, but for money. (But really, they’d do it for
- People are often worried about success or
failure in a field they have no love or passion for. Instead, ask
yourself what you really enjoy doing.
Geniuses understand the importance of
- It takes a lot of work to understand running a
company, and Reginald was thorough in understanding the facets of
- That doesn’t mean become mired in details. But
Reginald was willing to invest more time to understand what makes a
successful venture. And most people aren’t willing to do
- As a lawyer, Reginald took on a case during the
civil rights movement. Instead of putting up the cash, he found
some way to pay it off in securities and interest. (His
autobiography has a detailed story.)
The most impactful limitations are the ones we put on
- Before you start selling stuff, you have to
first sell yourself. Because if that sale doesn’t come off right,
it’s very difficult to take the next step.
- Reginald was highly opinionated and outspoken.
(Meaning he could be challenging to be around.) As a result, he and
Lin had many arguments. But when it was all over, they had a
- No matter who you’re speaking with or what
subject, that is the most beneficial and powerful way to produce a
Connect with Lin on
Facebook, and Twitter, and check out his book on Reginald,
Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC
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