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Jay Morrison: Give The Gift of Legacy | 157

Jay Morrison: Give The Gift of Legacy | 157

Update: 2019-02-04
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Learn key strategies to building wealth and legacy despite an individual's starting point. Our featured trailblazer today is Jay Morrison. A successful entrepreneur and business mogul, Jay Morrison is the CEO and founder of several organizations including the historic Tulsa Real Estate Fund, and the Jay Morrison Academy, which was featured on Inc.’s 2018 List of Fastest Growing Companies. Beating the odds after growing up in poverty, dropping out of high school and serving time in prison for drug trafficking, Jay was able to turn his life around by breaking into real estate and becoming one of the industry’s biggest influencers.   Jay is truly on a lifelong mission to bridge the wealth gap and provide accessible education and business opportunities to those who need it most. I need your help right now to share this episode. Someone you know needs to hear today's message.
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Jay Morrison: Give The Gift of Legacy | 157

Jay Morrison: Give The Gift of Legacy | 157

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