What we would tell ourselves as teenagers is vital.
Cauveé is a fulfillment coach known as the Inspiration Engineer®. Giving entrepreneurs a BOOST!☕️ in energy, confidence and the courage to take MASSIVE action towards their purpose. Using the power strategy, music, & edutainment.
Cauveé gave recently gave a TedX talk called the Rise of the Inspiration Engineers®, he’s featured in the Huffington Post as a strategist to watch, is published in Thrive Global, Influencive and Referral Rock, he’s spoken at University of Delaware, Cal. State University, has spoken for YMCA, Toastmasters and many more!
His very first student broke six figures and became #1 northeast division representative at Zillow.
Cauveé coaches and consults on operation efficiency, project management and optimization, marketing and sales, corporate & personal brand strategy, resilience, gratitude, and leadership & culture.
Cauveé has been exemplifying success since his sellout concert of 1,209 people at age 18. If you’re looking to walk in purpose and find fulfillment Cauveé is your man and as he says, let’s BOOST!☕️
Where did the idea for Inspiration Engineer come from?
The idea for Inspiration Engineer® is an interesting story. It was actually selected by my community. What happened was I found I was being inauthentic to myself. “The more skills you have the more valuable you are to the marketplace.” – Jim Rohn. Which is true. But what they don’t tell you is that people associate skills to be your identity so when you have a lot of skills that don’t fall under the same umbrella people get confused. When I was at a Chamber of Commerce I was a sales and marketing guy, when I was talking to musicians I was an audio engineer rapper singer producer and marketer, and I wanted a title that was mine. So I came up with 10 titles, don’t remember what all of them were, and had my community vote. They narrowed the 10 down to five, we narrowed the five down to two, and then the i which is true. But what they don’t tell you is that people associate skills to be your identity so when you have a Lotta skills that don’t fall under the same umbrella people get confused. When I was at Chamber of Commerce I was a sales and marketing guy, but I was talking to musicians I was an audio engineer rapper singer producer and Market Day, and I wanted a title that was mine. So I came up with 10 titles, don’t remember what all of them were, and had my community vote. They narrowed the 10 down to five, we narrowed the five down to two, and then the Inspiration Engineer® was born.
How my brand became the name Cauveé is an interesting story as well. Cauveé Used to be my middle name and I HATED IT! With a passion. It sounded like a drink you would get at Starbucks if you didn’t want a coffee or a cappuccino you would asked for a venti Cauveé 😂. This band I was living with at the time saw my name on my drivers license and told me I should change it because it reminded them of Lourdes the singer. The convo went like this for 90 days
Band: you should change your name your reminds us of Lourdes .”
Me: Thanks. I hate my name.
Band: Yeah but it could be a cologne. Or something.
Me: Nah I’m good! Thanks.
Band: You change your name yet?
Me: Nah! Not going to.
Band: Dude! Cauveé sounds like a clothing company.
Me: Yeah kinda. But I’m not changing my names
Band: (with frustration) how come you haven’t changed your name?
Me: I like R-tistic (my former rap and brand name)
Band: Bro!!!! Cauveé is awesome! It could be a drink, a shirt, jewelry, it could be anything.
And at that very moment, it clicked! The lightbulb turned on that is a branch and I filed my name as Cauveé LLC August 2015 .
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I start the year by scheduling all my goals for the current year reverse engineer them backwards from a master goal list. I break that down over 12 months of what I want to see accomplished. I’ve been break that down into what needs to happen over the quarter. From there I break down what needs to happen each day and I usually have a top five task list that must get accomplished. I usually hit the gym at 5 am, get done by 8 am and start knocking out my top 5 at 9 am. In our organization we do a thread called in our organization we do a thread called the Daily Traction 🔥 🔥 🔥 where each team member posts his/her stats on what they got done. Which is a constant momentum builder.
How do you bring ideas to life?
Ideas flow in me and through me. They just come like songs, words, a hook to a song, poetry, innovations. I credit my Father Jesus Christ in the supernatural but it just flows.
What’s one trend that excites you?
The momentum we are getting from our audience, the comments, the shares, the tags. We don’t pay too much attention to pop-culture as far as what everyone else is doing. We’re too busy setting trends. No ego no arrogance.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
My routine. I practiced meditation, journaling, gratitude, working out, basketball, relationships and spending time with close friends, and the daily traction, and it keeps me in a consistent state of momentum and feeling positive.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Listen to the people that have the types of lives you want. Just cause they’re a parent/coach/teacher doesn’t mean they’re a great mentor or life coach.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
That you should have a lot of skills. You should finalize and automate one skill at a time, but the more skills you have the better you are Positioned.
Also, you should use your creative talents and attach it to your professional gifts and make a unique brand #Edutainment.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Love. Give. Share. Be of service. Mentor someone.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Relationship Acquisition® Is our “sales process.“ We focus on relationships because we believe that relationships drive revenue, and when you focus on positioning to be a value other people want to serve you as well. It has helped us land major PR deals in addition to TEDx talk.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
The biggest failure I had is not nor was my sophomore concert that flat miserably. We sold 333 tickets out of 3,300 capacity. I spiraled into depression gradually and organically, I have since worked on myself with therapy, counseling, trauma release, and all types of help to mend those wounds.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
No more wires for any appliances or electronics. Everything is Bluetooth
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Coaching training. Learning how to build and master funnels through a different lense is a gamechanger for our business. You have to constantly be growing and learning.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Asana. We use this as our project management tool and it really helps you keep organized with your current ideas, present to-dos, and future ideas.
“The best leader is one who is on the ground and in the cloud at the same time.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
E-Myth, Shoedog (sorry had to give two). E-Myth Will truly help you understand how a business functions in the role you play in it. Shoedog is just a phenomenon story that needs to become a movie about Phil Knight, the founder of Nike
What is your favorite quote?
As to methods that may be 1 million in some, but the man (adding or woman) who can successfully grasp the principle may successfully select his (adding or her) own methods. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
- What we would tell ourselves as teenagers is vital.
- The book recommendations are key because you can never have too many of those.
- Understanding the philosophy behind #8, if everyone lived by those standards we could see a totally different world.
Carlyn runs the day-to-day publishing operation here at ideamensch and interacts with our awesome customers and entrepreneurs. She is likely editing this with a cat on her lap.