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Jun 26, 2017

Jim Kwik is a Mental Performance Coach who works with big name celebrities and the country’s top CEOs. He teaches them to make the most of their brain’s processing power. You would think, with mantras like ‘memory will make you money,’ and ‘learn more to earn more,’ that Jim would be a staunch Wall Street Warrior, but instead, Jim uses his power for good and creates Superheros who believe that it’s not about making a dollar, it’s about making a difference.

 

During this episode, Jim joins Daniel to share stories about the wisdom of Amazonian elders, the importance of dreams, the effects of technology on our memory, and biohacks for success.

 

Key Takeaways:

 

[1:21] The brain controls your entire life but there is no owner's manual.

[3:08] How is technology affecting a human’s ability to use their brain power?

[8:39] Successful people have a to-do list and a not-to-do list.

[13:54] The learning system we currently use is antiquated, and doesn’t give us the understanding to unlock all the brain’s power.

[20:21] The art of storytelling is a sophisticated way of storing information.

[26:23] The key to long term memory is, information combined with emotion becomes a long-term memory.

[28:09] With great responsibility comes great power.

[33:13] Key bio-hacks to achieve success include belief, visualization and perspective.

[41:30] Jim believes the mind can achieve altered states without the use of psychedelics.

[43:47] Rainforest elders have the wisdom of the ages and translate their dreams every morning.

[49:50] Creativity, focus, and memory are verbs, not nouns.

[56:37] The 4Gs to be a superhero are Growth mindset, Grit, Giving, and Gratitude.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Rich20Something

Rich20Something Book

Daniel@rich20something.com

Under 30 CEO

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas Kuhn

The Rise of Superman, by Steven Kotler

Stealing Fire, by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal

Kwik Learning

Kwik Brain Podcast

@KwikLearning

Jun 23, 2017

Maneesh Sethi joins Daniel to devise a plan of world domination through trust. Daniel reached out to Maneesh years ago and asked if he could write blog articles for him. Daniel’s articles elevated the blog’s quality and readership. During this time, Maneesh was figuring out how to end addiction and to turn the concept of having a job on its head. He devised a wearable device to assist people in changing their habits and increasing their productivity.

 

The foundational structure of the Pavlok 2 platform is a service so a wearer can change their own behavior. Maneesh shares his famous Shark Tank story, the viral post ABC made him take down and information on his app store within an app store.

 

Key Takeaways:

 

[1:59] Pavlok is a wearable device that increases your productivity.

[10:13] The vision Maneesh has for Pavlok is to end addiction in the world and to change the flow of money.

[19:01] Maneesh’s Shark Tank clip was the most viewed Shark Tank clip of all time.

[26:48] Pavlok 2 is one platform which integrates multiple apps and coaching programs.

[30:14] Maneesh explains the Cash Diversion Cycle.

[34:37] Innovative Products No One Believes doesn’t ride on coattails; it creates a market.

[40:46] Innovators and inventors are often anxious and depressed.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Rich20Something

Rich20Something Book

Daniel@rich20something.com

Under 30 CEO

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

Pavlok — Get Pavlok 2 and earn free volts

Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Jun 5, 2017

Matt Wilson is in Costa Rica constructing experiences for North Americans who are working themselves to death, and who don’t have time to build their own adventures. His Under30Experiences has swelled in the hard-to-break-into travel market, which is traditionally dominated by big firms. During the episode, Matt shares his thoughts on the state of the Union with Trump as the leader, how he plans on leaving his mark, and how a medicinal plant made him a more conscious person.

 

Key Takeaways:

 

[3:54] Under30Experiences will get you out of your chair and into an adventure.

[9:22] Matt took Sara’s virginity.

[16:52] The future of Under30Experiences will be filled with challenges, but Matt is ready for it.

[25:22] The view of the United States and Trump from abroad.

[32:50] The evolution of digital media.

[35:36] The human race will soon experience an awakening.

[42:05] Mark Zuckerberg for President?

[48:52] The hardest part of building a travel company from the ground up.

[1:02:19] Ayahuasca helped Matt explore his consciousness.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Rich20Something

Rich20Something Book

Daniel@rich20something.com

Under 30 CEO

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

Under30Experiences

May 29, 2017

Daniel welcomes the multi-dimensional businesswoman Natalie Diver. Natalie is the CEO of Bossbabe, Oh My Glow Superfoods, and the forthcoming RIO video platform. Bossbabe is the fastest growing network of female entrepreneurs in the world. Natalie shares her business tips, including how to become an influencer, why it’s not a good idea to hire your boyfriend, and how to create innovative freedom for influencers.

 

Key Takeaways:

 

[2:03] Bossbabe is a network of ambitious millennial women.

[6:30] The challenges of discovering the right content to empower women.

[10:00] Limiting beliefs are consistent struggle points for Bossbabe clients.

[15:20] Natalie has multiple businesses, including Oh My Glow Superfoods.

[26:15] Don't hire friends or boyfriends.

[32:00] RIO is video content based on how the user feels.

[36:59] Innovative monetization and creative freedom for influencers.

[45:04] Influencers don’t deviate from their values, regardless of what they are being paid.

[48:52] What to do during the first 90-days of becoming an influencer.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Bossbabe

Oh My Glow Detox

Ego is the Enemy, by Ryan Holiday

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg

Rich20Something

Rich20Something Book

Daniel@rich20something.com

Under 30 CEO

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

May 22, 2017

Daniel welcomes prolific writer Amna Shamim to the podcast to discuss moving past a tragic accident which almost took her life, her newly created pet project, Nomad Emergency — a website designed for travelers who are in need of a clinic or hospital in a foreign land, and her marketing business, Legal Green Marketing. Legal Green helps online marijuana sellers get their name out to the public. Amna’s work can be found on Business Insider, Go Waddle, Huff Post and many other blogging platforms.

 

Key Takeaways:

 

[1:31] Performing independent investigation through travel and discovery.

[12:03] The great thing about North America is its diversity and its music.

[18:06] A near-death experience led Amna to writing and the love of marketing and SEO.

[23:24] Amna’s pet project is a collection of hospitals and clinics all over the world named Nomad Emergency.

[25:26] Amna details her traumatizing accident.

[30:15] Having people to look up to during her recovery helped Amna get through the toughest times.

[32:14] What’s next for Amna includes a children’s book, writing, traveling, helping others, and the new model of small business.

[36:25] 3 Lightning Round questions.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Amna Shamim on LinkedIn

Legal Green Marketing

@LegalGMarketing on Twitter

Rich20Something

Rich20Something Book

Daniel@rich20something.com

Under 30 CEO

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

May 15, 2017

Daniel welcomes the women who encouraged him to protest, Avriel Epps. Avriel is stepping out of her King Avriel persona and stepping into researching race and gender identity development at Harvard. She shares her experiences and thoughts about being a black person in the United States today, how she believes people should use their unique gifts to make a difference in the world, and about her college assistance company SeekU.

 

Key Takeaways:

 

[:35] Avriel explains her musical career, and why she finds it empowering to call herself a king.

[12:23] After leaving the music biz behind, Avriel created SeekU, her edu-tech company.

[16:33] An outlook on the education industry.

[22:06] Diverse ways individuals can make a difference in lieu of protesting.

[25:40] Great black movies, and being black today.

[35:50] Researchers are studying the effects of prolonged stress and PTSD.

[40:05] The many faces of slavery.

[43:01] Avriel will research race and gender identity development at Harvard University.

[47:56] The Lightning Round.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

SeekU

@KingAvriel on Twitter

Rich20Something

Rich20Something Book

Daniel@rich20something.com

Under 30 CEO

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

May 9, 2017

Daniel welcomes three-time Olympian, Allison Baver to the podcast. Allison is an elite athlete who really understands what it takes to train your mind to do the things you never thought possible. She strives to be the best in whatever endeavor she attempts, including recovering from what could have been a career-destroying physical injury, to becoming the committed CEO of her own fashion brand.

 

Allison shares what it is like to be a professional athlete, how she lives with integrity, and what gives her the ‘It’ factor.

 

Key Takeaways:

 

[1:18] Allison describes the leg shattering event that changed her life.

[5:35] Confidence and the ‘It’ factor.

[15:08] Changing your mental state to stay in the moment.

[27:10] Traveling the world as an Olympic athlete, gives the term world-class a new meaning.

[32:39] Ending a professional athletic career is like an identity crisis followed by a bad break-up.

[38:40] Allison discusses life as a public figure/athlete.

[46:39] Learning every aspect of the fashion industry helped Allison to create her own fashion brand.

[55:45] Being a CEO is a commitment, jumping over hurdles, over and over again.

[1:06:30] Allison describes how she lives with integrity.

[1:09:42] When a woman says she’s sorry it takes her power away.

[1:12:30] The Lightning Round.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Allison Baver

Off the Ice Foundation

The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz

Sell or Be Sold, by Grant Cardone

Rich20Something

Rich20Something Book

Daniel@rich20something.com

Under 30 CEO

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

Apr 17, 2017

Daniel welcomes Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media. In 3 years Erik has grown his business from himself and an assistant, to employing 80 people. One of those employees nominated him for Forbes’, 30 Under 30 award. He shares his 3-point hiring philosophy, his daily routine, and his thoughts on what the true measure of happiness is.

Pre-order Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, before May 9th to be included in all the cool bonuses Daniel has on the table.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:30] Eric was nominated for the Forbes 30 Under 30 award by one of his employees.

[6:59] Driving the right actions is the true benefit of any award or designation.

[12:51] Desire is the root of suffering.

[17:32] Erik's daily routine.

[21:40] Create a role in your business you are best suited for.

[23:58] How did Erik grow his business to 80 employees in 3 years?

[29:48] Hawke's 3-point hiring philosophy to finding "A" players.

[36:20] The worst decision is no decision.

[38:01] How does Erik balance his work life with his relationship?

[45:00] Action Quiz wrap up.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Rich20Something

Rich20Something Book

Daniel@rich20something.com

Under 30 CEO

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

Hawke Media

Captio

F42 Labs

Apr 10, 2017

This special solo-cast is the second in a 5-part series on how to launch a book. These episodes, full of behind-the-scenes techniques and strategies, will function as a learning tool to prepare you for your epic project launch.

For my team to reach our goals of selling 30,000 books, attracting the attention of 100 million people, and making this book a New York Times #1 bestseller, we are going to be hitting it hard until Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want launches, on May 2, 2017. This episode outlines the release of the mixtape, how we are going after bulk buyers, and some motivation for those of you who want to do something big too.

All you need to do is pre-order the book before May 9th to be included in all the cool bonuses.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:16] What’s going on here, 30 days out from the launch of Rich20Something?

[2:57] The bigger your project the more people will want to jump on board.

[4:04] Daniel’s to-do list includes new ways to move more books.

[8:21] The Rich20 team's strengths and weaknesses.

[10:15] Even the best are just stabbing in the dark, so go for it!

[11:31] Personalizing my brand.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Rich20Something

Rich20Something Book

Daniel@rich20something.com

Under 30 CEO

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

Boss Babe

Influencive

Apr 3, 2017

Tucker Max makes other people successful. In a year and a half, his company Book in a Box made 3 million in sales for itself, and countless dollars for the authors he manufactured and marketed for. Tucker realized in order for the company to quadruple its profits he needed to hire a CEO to run the business. It’s OK with him. He has a family to consider.

 

Key Takeaways:

[:43] Tucker describes what it’s like to be a family man.

[7:28] Do elders still exist in our culture?

[15:20] Gen Xers are the middle children of history.

[18:30] Entrepreneurs are a recent fad.

[21:20] It pays to listen to geniuses and know who to read.

[29:32] Jobs created the most valuable company of all time, but Apple is done.

[32:46] People are reading more books than ever.

[38:54] How Book in a Box works.

[50:25] Tucker had lightning in a bottle and still fucked it up.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Tucker Max

Book in a Box

Rich20Something

Rich20Something Book

Daniel@rich20something.com

Under 30 CEO

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

 

Mar 27, 2017

This special solo-cast is the first in a 5-part series on how to launch a book. These episodes, full of behind-the-scenes techniques and strategies, will function as a learning tool to prepare you for your epic project launch.

For my team to reach our goals of selling 30,000 books, attracting the attention of 100 million people, and making this book a New York Times bestseller, we are going to be hitting it hard until Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want launches, on May 2, 2017. This episode outlines the Wave structure I designed to keep us on track and how we will create a viral storm of traffic to my social media outlets and websites.

All you need to do is pre-order the book today.

 

Key Takeaways:

[:20] How to get on the bonus list, when pre-ordering the new Rich20Something book.

[5:15] The Wave Structure — Wave 1 is the seed wave in developing a long-form content strategy.

[9:27] The official launch of the book will be made to the email list March 20, 2017.

[10:48] It’s surprising how many people want to offer their support to this project.

[12:59] Wave 2 includes dropping the mixtape bonus bundle.

[18:25] Wave 3 is dropping a unique book trailer designed for social media.

[19:39] Wave 4 is a special 48-hour wave.

[20:09] Wave 5 is book promotion.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Rich20Something

Rich20Something Book

Daniel@rich20something.com

Under 30 CEO

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

99 Designs

 

Mar 20, 2017

Daniel sits down with Laura D. Laura is a believer in the truth, justice and the Beachbody way. She vows to have the body of white Serena Williams, and there is no doubt she can do it. One day she realized that being 272 pounds was more difficult than working out. Laura is an avid consumer of audiobooks and wakes up every day with a thirst for learning. She shares why LA feels like freedom, why she doesn’t date, and what’s up for her in 2017.

 

Key Takeaways:

[3:54] Laura D has a large organic following, due to her uniqueness and honesty.

[12:50] The value of knowing when to quit.

[15:08] Heartbreak happens.

[19:50] Kansas is dust in the wind.

[25:48] Books to get you unstuck.

[30:55] Laura is a full-time Beachbody coach.

[33:24] No one ever said, “I wish I had more to drink last night.”

[39:33] Laura D has no time for dating.

[45:01] Showing up with tenacity pays off.

[49:01] You can’t level up without skilling up.

[59:49] 2017 is the year of Laura D’s book.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

@lauradalpini on Instagram

Laurad543 on Snapchat

LauraDFit on Facebook

Rich20Something

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

The Art of Learning, by Josh Waitzkin

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, by Cal Newport

 

Mar 13, 2017

Academy Award nominated Producer Peter Martin joins Daniel to talk about politics and technology. Peter is a Creative Futurist who plays in the cross-platform media realm. He is the CEO of VALIS Studios and the Executive Creative Director for SPECTACLE VR. If there is or ever was a visual technology Peter can tell you about it. He tells Daniel about how AI is already taking over the world, how billionaires plan to immortalize themselves and how disruptive American politics are blurring the lines between reality and comedy.

 

Key Takeaways:

[:39] Peter describes the history and future of visual technologies.

[9:34] Moore’s law states computers will double in speed and halve in price every 18 months.

[13:38] AI is the end of the world as humans know it.

[18:53] Peter’s company, VALIS is receiving requests to immortalize and hybridize performers.

[30:57] The 3D printing of human organs may allow you to have a full backup of yourself.

[34:06] Peter is working on a 6-part series on immortality and life extension.

[37:29] In 2003, Peter and associates set up a cross-platform media company.

[48:20] Blurring the lines of reality and fantasy gives fiction meaning.

[49:43] Disruptive politics are waking people up, kind of.

[59:05] Fake news has taken the honor out of journalism.

[1:09:45] Peter is be working with Intel to virtualize Stephen Hawking.

[1:16:00] Digital resurrection is bringing people back when we need them.

[1:17:46] VR is a powerful medium to transport people.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

VALIS Studios

@valisstudios on Twitter

Rich20Something

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

Lo and Behold by Werner Herzog

 

Mar 6, 2017

Daniel’s guest, Nikitas Tsoukalis is the self-proclaimed luckiest guy in the world. The Founder of Key Credit Repair shares his thoughts and opinions on those who would rather find balance than to take advantage of opportunities, the importance of changing someone else’s life, and how endurance is the sure-fire way to success. Nik has been flat broke and insanely rich. He believes hard work is essential for every entrepreneur who wants to attain their goals.

 

Key Takeaways:

[4:40] Nick’s views on the future of educational institutions.

[11:22] Hard work really does pay off.

[13:54] How does Nik balance the need to feel secure with his ability to take risks?

[19:30] Support during down times can help an entrepreneur find their true calling.

[27:28] Take advantage of the opportunity to make money in the U.S. right now.

[37:00] Change someone else’s world.

[39:02] You don’t have to work for someone else.

[40:40] The dark side of entrepreneurship.

[47:22] No one is creative when they are comfortable.

[54:32] Be humble, because the game can change at any time.

[59:00] The #1 characteristic entrepreneurs should master.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Nikitas

Key Credit Repair

Rich20Something

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

Antifragile, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Power of Broke, by Daymond John

Feb 27, 2017

Steve Eakin joins Daniel to talk all things entrepreneurial. Steve has successfully transitioned from corporate drone to sought after CTO. As much as people want to believe it, Steve didn’t just rise to the top. He has put in the hours and taken the risks. Both Daniel and Steve point out the path of an entrepreneur is so unpredictable that you have to love the process in order to stay in the game. Steve says, “It is game-changing when you close a million dollar deal on your own.” If you are interested in freedom, hard work, side hustles, networking and risk, this conversation will expand your mind.

 

Key Takeaways:

[:55] How Steve transitioned from being an employee to a successful entrepreneur.

[8:04] Employees, freelancers, and entrepreneurs all have different comfort levels.

[12:30] Steve’s story isn’t a breakthrough success.

[17:43] You have to love the path, because being an entrepreneur is so unpredictable.

[20:06] Instant technology and social media make office workers long to be entrepreneurs, yet they never act on it.

[27:00] How do children influence a person’s risk tolerance?

[30:02] Do entrepreneurs have more free time?

[31:59] What happens when Steve has a bad day?

[36:45] Making the rounds to gain support can be exhausting.

[44:22] Go where the action is.

[46:53] Side hustles open up your network and net worth.

[54:36] If you want to be a CEO, learn to delegate.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Start Up Black Belt — Free Course

VENPATH

Jeet Kune Do

Rich20Something

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

Feb 20, 2017

Daniel Thomas emerges from behind the scenes to introduce us to his Evolution Eat philosophy. Entrepreneurs should listen in to understand how they can increase their energy levels and ensure they are giving their 100% best efforts towards their business. Daniel also reminds us the everyday foods we have immediate access to are foods that were put there by corporate interests. A corporation is selling a product and it is in their best interest to have the masses addicted to sugar.

 

Key Takeaways:

[2:12] How and why Daniel Thomas started working for Rich20.

[5:00] Investing in Rich20 principles to create Evolution Eat.

[10:35] The healthy eating culture of Santa Monica, California.

[15:25] Being healthy and having a growth mindset doesn’t have to be at odds with career success.

[19:29] A fixed mindset is pushed on Americans kids at a very young age.

[24:45] Millennials have a reputation for being soft.

[28:15] Necessary suffering to avoid unnecessary suffering.

[34:29] Paleo is a framework based upon the diet of our ancestors.

[38:23] Entrepreneurs can increase their energy levels through a healthy diet and proper sleep.

[42:02] Overcoming sugar addiction as part of a long-term healthy lifestyle.

[45:32] Big corporate interests helped shape most American’s eating habits.

[47:56] Overeating healthy food as an energetic crutch doesn’t cure the blues.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Evolution Eat

Evolution Eat on Facebook

Rich20Something

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

Feb 13, 2017

Tom Bilyeu, of Impact Theory and Quest Nutrition, sits down with Daniel to inspire and motivate. There are so many nuggets in this episode, you’ll want to listen to it more than once. Tom Bilyeu does only what he believes in, works for personal fulfillment, and never gives up on his objectives. He encourages entrepreneurs to be in the service of other people if they want to succeed, and to ONLY do things they are passionate about. Tom also shares the three phases of his new venture, Impact Theory, and vows to be bigger than Disney in 50 years.

 

Key Takeaways:

[:47] Happiness and the virtuous cycle.

[5:35] A bar called Quest.

[9:27] 25 Business Ideas for the low, low cost of an email.

[11:59] We are living through the entrepreneurial revolution.

[14:22] “No bullshit, what will it take,” made Quest soar in a saturated and declining protein bar market.

[25:29] Planting a flag — Impact Theory will be bigger than Disney in 50 years.

[30:26] How to develop your passion and how to monetize it.

[36:27] Good Intentions, Bad Execution.

[38:09] Tom thinks about money in terms of fulfillment.

[45:09] Money and fame have a real impact.

[49:28] Tom Bilyeu gets really deep on genetics.

[51:08] The dark side of entrepreneurship is a negative mindset.

[56:32] Real life stories of determination.

[1:03:19] The three phases of Impact Theory.

[1:14:14] Manipulating our future lives.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Quest Nutrition

Impact Theory

Tom Bilyeu

Rage On

23 and Me

The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

Rich20Something

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

Feb 6, 2017

In this episode, Daniel sits down with Gerard Adams. And, if this meeting is any indication of what the future holds, a beautiful, beneficial brotherhood is brewing between the two of them. In a sneak peak, Gerard shares his Social Currency concept, and describes his plan to get his Fownders institution into the heart of inner cities. Gerard’s lifetime goal is to leave a legacy of authenticity and mentorship to the real people behind the follows and likes.

 

Key Takeaways:

[3:32] Vlogging new ideas that stem from solutions for everyday problems.

[7:52] The probability of success increases when you get granular in your target market.

[11:10] Courage is getting comfortable with fear.

[12:46] Building a culture to attract millennials.

[16:50] Facebook live is the real thing.

[20:16] Youtube stars are bigger than actors now.

[22:54] Making money on content is a long-term play.

[27:35] Jiu Jitsu and entrepreneurship work hand in hand.

[32:07] Your business is a representation of where you are in your life.

[39:57] Gerard thought he was invincible, and then the market crashed.

[49:10] There are real people, live, behind the likes.

[57:47] Gerard steps up as a leader by building his Social Currency.

[70:07] The story behind Fownders and Building 20.

[74:46] The Lightning Round.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Gerard Adams

Fownders

Rich20Something

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

 

Jan 30, 2017

Brian Evans has been an entrepreneur since he was 16. His business started off by accident, but has slowly grown to one of the best decisions he’s ever made. 16 years later in the industry, Brian has become an INC. 500 entrepreneur, #7 ranked marketing influencer in Forbes, startup advisor, and Founder/CEO of Influencive and BDE Ventures. On today’s show, Brian focuses on why conventional mindsets hurt the entrepreneur's growth.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:30] When you slow down during the holidays, you lose momentum when the new year starts.

[6:00] Who is Brian?

[6:55] Brian has failed repeatedly throughout the years. He believes the school system had failed him, due to their conventional thinking.

[11:15] How did Brian go from $100,000 to $4 million with 10 or less clients?

[16:55] You don’t need to meet Mark Cuban to be successful.

[21:45] There is no right way. There is no formula to success.

[27:35] What are some of the common mistakes people make when starting out?

[35:00] Some of Daniel’s biggest wins have come from the rebound of things that went really wrong.

[41:00] How can beginners build good partnerships?

[47:10] Don’t pitch people. Just talk to people!

[55:30] Brian likes having some form of social pressure, to make sure he achieves his goals.

[1:03:00] Despite being white, Brian was a minority in his town.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Brian D. Evans

Influencive

Rich20Something

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

 

Jan 23, 2017

Daniel’s guest, Jared Kleinert, builds authentic relationships and partnerships with today’s super-achievers. His newly self-published book, 3 Billion Under 30, brings together their stories and practical advice to help readers advance toward their dreams. Jared shares his origin story, how he maintains the multi-faceted network he has built, and how he plans on making the world a better place by providing value to others.

 

Key Takeaways:

[2:46] What makes Jared special, his official bio.

[5:24] Emotional intelligence (EQ) is understanding how to provide value to other people.

[7:33] Jared on getting connected to important people.

[18:05] Tactical tips to connect with influential people.

[22:06] After the cold email stage, mutual connections can help you leverage trust with new connections.

[25:51] Jared’s secret weapon to building a “world class network” in record time.

[30:13] How to blossom a relationship into a friendship.

[38:24] Build a diverse Personal Advisory Board.

[42:44] An example of how networking saved Jared’s travel plans.

[47:30] 3 Billion Under 30 is an intimate look at successful people who acted on their passions.

[50:02] Building a long-term relationship when self-publishing a book.

[57:00] Be clear about the skills you wish to acquire, and other final thoughts.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

3 BILLION UNDER 30: How Millennials Continue REDEFINING SUCCESS, BREAKING BARRIERS & CHANGING THE WORLD, by Jared Kleinert

3 Billion Under 30 - #shareyourstory project

Rich20Something

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

Jan 16, 2017

Noah Kagan joins Daniel on today’s show. Noah runs the successful Appsumo, is launching the new Inflection Point Podcast, and performs death-defying feats over bunny hills. Noah doesn't shy away from social media, but you can tell it is starting to wear on him. He ponders the necessity of attention, and whether or not the number of likes you have is a true measure of success. His mother calls him during the interview, and offers the sound advice of getting an education, and working hard to have a good life. Noah vows to chase down his fears in 2017, and knock them down one-by-one.

 

Key Takeaways:

[:45] Kim Kardashian’s ass is a brand in itself.

[3:42] Maintaining long-term relevance in society is a difficult task.

[8:35] It’s nice to have attention, but social media has a downside.

[15:28] Measuring success through the external stuff.

[19:12] How to have a good life, by Mom.

[22:23] Tactics to get out of a down period.

[25:30] What Noah is excited about for 2017.

[29:17] Transgender bathrooms cater to the 1%.

[33:20] Go to where the people you want to be around are.

[36:01] Going after things you fear, and purposely pushing your boundaries.

[38:48] Crafting your own adventure.

[39:54] Take the coffee challenge.

[42:58] Noah’s Inflection Point Podcast launch date is January 17, 2017.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Ok Dork

The Inflection Point Podcast

AppSumo

Rich20Something

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

 

Jan 9, 2017

Cynthia Johnson is a pro marketer, speaker, author, and keynote speaker. Her focused personal branding and digital media is sought after by executives who want to step up their game and their value. She joins Daniel to discuss the secrets of having a verified Twitter account, how platforms may change but data will live on forever, and the books that should be on your reading list for 2017.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:04] Surrounding yourself with people who support you is more important than being liked.

[5:42] Twitter is the best kept secret for networking.

[10:26] Filtering out the crap on social media.

[13:53] Social media, TV, news source — all one.

[16:59] Brands are statements.

[26:02] Intention is everything on social media.

[31:03] People attach themselves to people first, and their brand second.

[38:50] Modesty could be hurting us.

[40:27] Daniel’s book is available in bookstores, and he live streams about it!

[43:26] You can’t live in Venice unless you are awesome.

[50:52] The Twitter platform may fade, but data never dies.

[57:55] Exclusive! Daniel’s second book is about how to level up your life with networking.

[1:01:34] Chrome plugin to help you monitor your introductions, Entro.

[1:07:57] Learn to ask better questions.

[1:10:56] The Lighting Round.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Cynthia Live

@CynthiaLIVE on Twitter

@Cyninla on Snapchat

Rich20Something

Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza

@Venice311

Entro.io

 

Jan 2, 2017

Daniel’s guest, Everette Taylor seemingly came out of nowhere, and exploded onto the tech scene in 2015. He is a four-time entrepreneur, a speaker, and a co-author of Startup Growth Engines. His recent startups, Skurt, an on-demand rental car company and Growth Pup, an automatic social media growth engine, are already leaders in their industries. Everette believes entrepreneurs should start small, and always be taking action steps towards their business and personal goals. He recommends ditching your distractions, and finding out who you really are, before investing time and money in your startup.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:02] How Everette became a CMO by the age of 25.

[5:27] The positives and negatives of a personal brand.

[14:29] Chasing your dreams starts with a realistic view of who and what you are.

[23:26] Social distractions (like beautiful women) can keep you from reaching your business goals.

[31:57] LA is a super-casual place to do drugs.

[35:44] Skurt allows you to get a car when you need it, but not an autonomous one.

[49:33] Good marketing requires looking at the bigger picture.

[58:22] Everette’s latest venture, Growth Pup, automatically grows social media followers.

[1:06:10] Take small, actionable steps towards what you want to do.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Skurt

Growth Pup

Startup Growth Engines: Case Studies of How Today’s Most Successful Startups Unlock Extraordinary Growth, by Sean Ellis

MilliSense

Rich20Something

@Overheard in LA

 

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