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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



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 - #shareyourstory project


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



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



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:


Growth Pup

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



@Overheard in LA