Riyahd Jones is a 24 year old entrepreneur from Columbus, Georgia. He received his Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Tennessee where he also played football. As a kid growing up he developed a passion for the game which led him to wanting to play in the NFL.
He decided to put down his cleats and pick up dress shoes as he dove into the entrepreneurship world. He got his first taste of business dealing with personal finance by helping individuals repair their credit via a home based business opportunity. With that company he won multiple awards and was a top producer, generating 6 figures in business.
14 months later he decided to make a change that would impact the lives of not just his own but the masses. Riyahd Jones is now a full time Forex trader and educator helping individuals learn how to profit in the largest financial market in the world and reach their financial goals. He is also the leader of the Retire Rich movement which is a movement that empowers thousands of people around the world to create their own reality and not live in the reality of others.
Check out my exclusive interview with Riyahd Jones below:
Hey Riyahd! Would you like to introduce yourself to our readers?
I’m Riyahd Jones, The coolest entrepreneur on the planet! Thank you guys for bringing me on to share my story!
Talk me through an average day in the life of you?
An average day for me is waking up when I’m done sleeping, scroll social media and respond to DMs and e-mails, place some trades, and then ill get on YouTube and check out personal development videos.
What institution(s) did you attend and what did you study?
I was a student athlete at the University of Tennessee where I graduated with my degree in sociology back in 2015 I also attended Georgia Southern University.
You are only 24 years of age, so tell me, what inspired and made you to go into Forex trading?
One of my mentors told me that 71% of Americans don’t have money because they don’t know how to GROW or keep money. They only know how to make it. So I said ‘wow I don’t want to be In that category so I better learn how to grow my money’
In your own words, what is Forex trading and how does it work?
Forex is short for the foreign exchange market. Its the largest financial market in the world. Its actually seven times bigger than the stock market. And in a nut shell, trading is just buying and selling currencies at the best price.
Do you feel 2018 is the year people should be investing and going into Forex trading?
Absolutely! Its time to level up. Everyone wants to ‘make’ more money but we never think about growing what we currently have.
Tell me more about your love for being self-employed/self-made and how you use it to communicate through your everyday life?
I love the entrepreneurial lifestyle because I can create my own life. So many people are living in the realty of others. Being an entrepreneur gives you control!
What will you say motivates/inspires you to stay dedicated to what you do?
Its easy to stay motivated when its never about you. I want to inspire thousands of people. I Cant inspire anyone if I give up. I’ll only be an example of what not to do.
What’s your 5 Dos and Don’t when it comes to being an entrepreneur?
1. Picture your success
2. Write down your goals
3. Create a burning desire for success
4. Have a strong why
5. Stay consistent.
1. Hang around toxic people
2. Watch a ton of TV
4. Pass on opportunities to see people who have the life you desire
Tell us more about the “Retire Rich movement”. What is it all about?
The Retire Rich movement was started Mid 2017. We are a group of entrepreneurs that are showing people how to live the free life and not follow the path of everyone who is currently not living their best life. The goal obviously is to RETIRE RICH & RETIRE EARLY.
What do you do to stay in shape, do you go to the gym?
Yeah I go to the gym 3-4 times a week to stay pretty fit.
How do you balance your personal and professional life?
Right now at this moment I don’t try to balance it. I’m extremely focused on having a big year in 2018. I have fun here and there but all of the people I associate with are on the same thing that I’m on so we’re all grinding and having fun while doing it.
What’s your take on the latest craze for Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrency digital currencies?
I love it. Crypto is slowly changing the game. I actually have money in Litecoin so of course I’m hoping that takes off like Bitcoin did.
What do you consider the most common stereotype about the being a Forex trader?
Most people who don’t know anything about trading will consider it gambling and that’s very annoying sometimes lol
What aspect surprised you the most once you started as a Forex trainer?
I was surprised at how fast you can make money in the market. I’ve seen people make yearly income in a day and that’s ridiculous.
Looking back to when you started in Forex and trading, is there anything you would like to change about the industry?
No, there’s nothing that I would want to change. Forex is on fire how it is.
Which brands, clients, investors, traders, etc, have you worked with?
I only work with my team, Trade Nation. Its over 2,000 traders apart of our movement.
What do you consider your biggest professional success so far?
At this moment, I don’t have any. Of course I’ve won awards and hit ranks but my ‘biggest’ hasn’t happened yet. Which is something that drives me.
Who do you want to work with that you haven’t yet?
I would love to work with more NFL players and show them this skill being that I actually had a shot to play in the league, it obviously didn’t work out but I’d still love to show them this because NFL money is not forever.
You are very active on social media. Do you think its important to be online and if so why?
Of course. When you’re building a brand or business you have to be online sharing YOU! Bill Gates once said ‘’If your business isn’t online, soon you won’t have a business”
You are currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. How is that working out for you?
Atlanta is DOPE! I will always have a home here. This is Black Hollywood and opportunity is everywhere.
What will you say are your must visit travel destinations?
Aruba, Dubai, and Maldives. Those are 3 places I have to go. I will knock out 2 for sure in 2018.
Name things we should take seriously about our style choices?
1. Proper fit
2. Great quality
How would you describe your style?
Clean and Profession.
What style genre appeals to you the most?
Dress and Urban.
Name your 5 must have accessories/essentials?
I don’t have 5 but I have a few. Its very imperative that I have a watch on and ear rings.
What is your favourite dish?
What songs are currently on your music playlist?
Migos, Young Thug, & Nav
Apart from an Entrepreneur, Forex Trader, what other projects are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on my non-profit called the ‘Rich Kids’ foundation. This year I will be giving away a scholarship to my High School
Seeing you’re doing your dreams, what advice can you give others to pursue their dreams?
Have a burning desire for success add the skill required times that with faith and that will equal success!
I live by that equation (D + S x Faith = Success).
Any specific plans for the future?
Helping 10+ Individuals make 6 figures from home over the next 12-18 months
Any final words?
My prayer for everyone reading this is that you find a way to Retire Rich and Retire early. I’ll see you at the beaches and the banks!