OUR STORY

Everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.”

– Marla Gibbs

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MIKAL PRADIA IS BORN

Born in Berkeley, CA, Mikal’s parents separated when he was 3 years old. Having decided to move to Southern California for a better quality of life opposed to living in Oakland, Mikal’s mother chose to raise him in a small suburb town called, San Dimas.

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SAM MASON IS BORN

Born in Southwestern Philadelphia, Sam was raised in a 3 bedroom town home that he shared with his parents and two siblings. Although his father was rarely ever there, his mother, an employee of the Philadelphia Electric Company did whatever she could to help Sam get closer to realizing his dreams.

1993

MIKAL FALLS IN LOVE WITH PLAYING THE DRUMS

The middle school band came to play for the elementary school students to recruit new blood. The students were left with a choice to make. Indecisive of whether to pick up the shiny saxophone and become the next John Coltrane or pick up the drumsticks and bang the rhythm to his own beat, Mikal ultimately picked the drums. Playing throughout his school days in marching band, jazz band, drum line, and rock bands, every experience instilled within Mikal the philosophy that practice makes permanent and the fundamental principles of what it takes to function harmoniously as a team.

 

MIKAL FALLS IN LOVE WITH SKATEBOARDING

Mikal sees his neighbor and his friends having a blast skateboarding! Runs outside and is amazed by the amazing tricks they can do. Runs back inside the house and begs his mother to get him a skateboard. The rest is history. Mikal still skates to this day, and accredits skateboarding to be his first love.

1995

MIKAL DISCOVERS HIS ENTREPRENEUR SPIRIT WHEN HE BEGAN SELLING HIS USED SKATEBOARD EQUIPMENT TO FRIENDS AT SCHOOL & LOCAL SKATEPARKS.

Since Mikal was too young to work legally and earn money, Mikal worked out a deal with a local skate shop owner to work X amount of hours per day for product in the store. Mikal would then keep the product – skateboard decks, equipment, apparel, shoes – in new to fair condition, and sell it to his friends at discounted prices.

1997

MIKAL GETS SPONSORED FOR SKATEBOARDING

Mikal learns the importance of building relationships and being loyal to a team.

 

MIKAL FALLS IN LOVE WITH DJING AND ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC

The same neighbor who introduced Mikal to skateboarding gets a pair of Technic Turntables, and introduces him to Underground Hip Hop, Jungle/Drum&Bass, and House Music.

1998

MIKAL LAUNCHES THE BEGINNING OF A SUCCESSFUL DJ CAREER

Mikal learns his second lesson in building relationships. Despite his young age, Mikal is offered to DJ a college frat party – his first party ever. One thing led to the other as new relationships were formed in the nightclub scene, Mikal (Lefty) and his DJ partner (Rectify) would become resident DJ’s for party promoters, and have the opportunity to play alongside International producers.

1998

Sam’s Candy Shop

Sam develops an infatuation for entreprenuership. After selling candy right out of his backpack at school, Sam quickly turns a profit and relizes the potiential of the free-enterprise system. As demand outgrew his supply, Sam decided to open his first mom & pop Candy store in his nieghborhood. The first of its kind, Sam saw success early, earning over $76,000 in profits his second year in business. By his third year in business, Sam made his first $100,000.

2000

MIKAL IS INTRODUCED TO THE “RICH DAD, POOR DAD” BOOK BY ROBERT KIYOSAKI

Falling in line with Mikal’s entrepreneur spirit, Mikal was given a copy of the book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by his first mentor who was a real estate investor. This book created a paradigm shift in the way Mikal thought about how to earn money in order become financially wealthy and ultimately live the lifestyle he desires.

 

MIKAL & FRIENDS START DANCE CREW & CLOTHING LINE, CALLED “UNITED AS ONE”

Passionate about the electronic dance music culture and the amazing DJ’s/Producers who would come to play at underground parties, Mikal and his friends formed their own dance crew to battle other dance crews. Following the Peace, Love, Unity & Respect (PLUR)  philosophy, United As One (U.A.O) was born.

2001

MIKAL LAUNCHES QUALITY CAR DETAIL SERVICE

Inspired by washing his car several days a week to keep his first car clean, a neighbor stopped by to suggest washing other neighbors cars. Next thing Mikal knows, he has neighborhood clients which expands to family members and local residents.

2001

TRAGEDY STRIKES FOR SAM

In an unexpected twist, Sam loses his mother to Cancer.

2003

MIKAL BEGINS HIS JOURNEY IN REAL ESTATE AS A MORTGAGE LOAN CONSULTANT

Feeling mature enough to follow the path of real estate – where the roads are paved with gold – Mikal begins working for a boutique loan firm after his day job.

2006

MIKAL IS INTRODUCED TO THE PROFESSION OF NETWORK MARKETING

Mikal would travel down a new path that would pinpoint his second major paradigm shift and life-transformational experience – forever changing his life and his vision for the future. A path that would lead him to an industry where he was surrounded with young, ambitious, driven, and optimistic individuals – who like him wanted to become more, do more, have more, and more importantly, givemore. To become a great leader among their peers and in their community. To do considerable great things for their family and friends that were once unimaginable. To have the freedom of time, energy, and money all on their side. Time to do the things they wanted to do, when they wanted to do it, and with whom they loved to do it with. The energy to perform at their very best every single day without engaging in negative activities that add no positive value to the betterment of their lives. Lastly, the financial freedom to be able to give back to their family and the world around them. The world which helped raise them to become amazing leaders.

This industry Mikal stumbled upon was Network Marketing. For the next three years, Mikal learned how to expand his vision for the future. How to dress for success. How to transform wasted energy into productive activity with effective time management. How to communicate effectively and listen attentively. How to deal with rejection, and gain victories as a team. How to become a leader among many. How to learn to teach others – that natural gift Mikal did willingly, but now with a purpose knowing that he can help improve the quality of someone’s life if they became privy to the priceless information he had been exposed to.

During this part of Mikal’s journey is when a greater vision of the future began to emerge. The vision of being able to, “inspire, empower, and motivate millions of individuals around the world to follow their passions, dreams, and goals in life. No matter what obstacles, levels of fear, and reasons of doubt that will present themselves along their journey.” Taking the philosophy of learning to teach others to heart, Mikal knew that with focused determination and a solid team of like-minded individuals – this mission can be fulfilled.

2006

SAM TAKES FLIGHT TO BECOME THE NEXT “FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR”

Moves to California

2008

SAM’S DEEP IMMERSION INTO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

After burning bridges and making a decision to never look back, Sam begins his journey into personal development.

Over the course of the next several years, Sam would immerse himself in isolation, reading and studying hundreds of personal development, business, and self-help books. Quickly realizing the impact that this new found knowledge and wisdom had in his own life, Sam began to formulate a plan to introduce to others the knowledge and wisdom that was introduced to him.

2009

MIKAL LEAVES THE NETWORK MARKETING PROFESSION & LAUNCHES THE MASTERMIND COLLECTIVE

With the priceless knowledge, wisdom, and tools Mikal learned in the Network Marketing industry, he chooses to expand his reach of leaving a lasting impact in the lives of millennials by launching The Mastermind Collective.

2012

SAM & MIKAL MEET IN COLLEGE

Some may call it a coincidence, while others may call it destiny when Sam and Mikal crossed paths during a hot Spring semester. Front & center, Sam and Mikal were two of the most participative and energetic students in their business classes. Recognizing each others passion for not only business, but for achieving a high level of success in their personal and professional lives, the power duo chose to lock arms and help one another turn their passions into reality by launching the Get In Gear Now! Experience.

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THE GET IN GEAR NOW! EXPERIENCE IS LAUNCHED!

With a sponsorship by the Rotary Club of Altadena, the Get In Gear Now! Experience was launched – hosting a full day workshop for 80 students, in which two-thirds were from foster care. Since launching the Get In Gear Now! Experience the team had the privilege of leaving a positive impact in the lives of tens of thousands of students at middle schools, high schools, college campuses, and community workshops To date, the Get In Gear Now! Experience has branded 3 signature annual events.

2013

Live the Dream! Experience is Launched!

With Mikal as President of the Mt. SAC Business Club & Sam sitting in the throne as Vice-President, they chose to leave their mark at their alma mater by hosting a life-transformational experience for the students of Mt. SAC. The Live the Dream! Experience features world-renown keynote speakers from all walks of life, mixed with a culmination of artistic cultural performances honoring the melting pot of cultures around the world.

2014

Sam Founds The Pyramid Club

Fun In the Sun: Mastermind Mentor Day is Launched!

In celebration of the great mentors that have joined us along our path towards the top of the Mountain of Success, the Fun In the Sun: Mastermind Mentor Day was launched. This day brings people together for a fun in the sun games, a bbq, and some summertime rest & relaxation.

 

The Extra Mile: Feed the Homeless Day is Launched!

Inspired by Mikal & Sam’s move to Downtown Los Angeles, The Extra Mile: Feed the Homeless event takes place the day after Christmas to help provide ready-to-eat meals and clothing for the homeless community of Downtown LA.

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