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.
[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.
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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.
[: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.
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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.
[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.
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@Cyninla on Snapchat
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.
[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.
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Stephen Key is an idea man who calls himself a re-inventor, not an inventor. He educates people on how to license ideas for long-term, recurring revenue. He offers one-on-one coaching and courses to supplement his book, One Simple Idea. Daniel and Stephen discuss the book, strategies, and the true meaning of freedom, during today’s podcast.
[1:18] What exactly does Stephen Key do?
[4:45] Stephen’s book, One Simple Idea, educates people on how to get paid for their creativity.
[9:51] Stephen is in full control of his creativity.
[13:16] The consistent process of proliferating bad ideas, until one good idea stands out.
[18:55] Is it possible to knock it out of the park with your first idea?
[24:17] Starting a company is working on one idea for years; with licensing you can work on multiple projects a year.
[29:11] You have to be a little bit crazy, and put your entrepreneur ego at risk.
[34:03] Your life will change, once you hit the jackpot financially, but probably for the worst.
[41:16] Rituals help keep you grounded, when you start receiving big checks.
[44:15] Having the freedom to say no, is important to Stephen.
[49:11] The beauty of nurturing growth in other people.
[53:14] Stephen has gained confidence by overcoming obstacles.
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Nathan Chan is the Founder of Foundr Mag. Nathan reached out to Daniel when he was just starting out, and they have been online friends ever since.Foundr started as a monthly digital magazine on the app store. It was designed to show people what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. Today, Foundr is much more than a digital or print magazine. This makes Nathan uniquely qualified to speak on this podcast about real business advice, how to stand out in a world where everybody has a brand, and how to create authority and disrupt a market, to become the greatest entrepreneur ever.
[:43] Foundr Mag origins and purpose.
[1:54] Entrepreneurs who have disrupted an industry are interviewed and grace the cover of Foundr.
[5:24] Chan explains the difference in creating an asset based business or a cash flow lifestyle business.
[11:44] Large corporations will be buying startups that are more than personal brands.
[13:40] Foundr created their own authority and credibility to make them stand out.
[19:31] Is it cool, is everyone else doing it, and testing the channel, leads Nathan towards his next projects.
[25:59] Would Nathan Chan still start a magazine if he was just starting out today?
[27:24] To succeed, when you say you are going to do something, make sure you follow through.
[29:36] The coffee table book, Foundr Version 1.0 is a greatest hits album of entrepreneur’s stories.
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Daniel’s guest, Jon Levy spends most of his life convincing people to cook him dinner. Or, that’s how he explains his life’s work. Jon has recently merged his scientific research with his human experiences in a new book, The 2 AM Principle: The Science of Adventure. In the book, he breaks down his adventures into four stages, and promotes others to take predictable risks. The conversation in today’s podcast also touches on why networking is a dirty word but calling it community building will melt people’s hearts.
[1:11] Jon Levy studies the science of influence and adventure, through a simple dining experience.
[5:58] A strong community has a positive effect on everyone in it.
[10:49] It takes a really long time to figure out something which is noteworthy.
[15:40] What does it take to be remarkable and prolific?
[21:20] Top performers enter flow state when there are no distractions.
[26:03] How Jon made his own material for his new book, The 2 AM Principle: The Science of Adventure.
[29:46] The Four Stages of Every Adventure with real life examples.
[42:41] Information Gap Theory — Curiosity is like an itch you can’t scratch.
[45:05] There is something to creating conversations based on intrigue.
[48:58] Humans get decision fatigue when they have a plethora of options.
[51:07] Limit your choices and your stuff, to make your day less stressful.
[56:22] Audience challenge — Find 5 people who can impact your side hustle, and ask them to have coffee with you.
[57:50] Do you know what causes happiness?
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Daniel’s guest today is Evan Carmichael. Evan is a prolific content creator and host of his own YouTube channel where he interviews some of today’s top influencers and thought leaders. As part of his creative journey, Evan gathers inspiration from his guest and solicits ideas from his thousands of followers. During his conversation with Daniel, he share his thoughts on the basic rules beginners should follow to make their way into the entrepreneurial space, why entrepreneurs must have a passion and commitment for creating great content and the benefits of being original.
[:51] A paper plane represents going against all odds and flying high.
[3:21] In the early days of his show, Evan Carmichael selfishly selected people to interview, now he lets his community choose.
[10:30] Producing constant content makes the content creator better.
[15:04] There are many different aspects to all people. Kanye, Tupac and Osho are prime examples of this.
[19:59] Evan looked to his guests for inspiration while building his YouTube channel.
[25:11] Growth numbers are great but it’s all about the process. Hitting one million subscribers will only drive Evan faster and farther.
[28:31] Passion projects should be driven by love and dedication — not by money.
[35:45] Will the entrepreneurship bubble burst?
[39:47] Beginners to YouTube need to put in the work and concentrate on getting better every day.
[50:00] It takes work to create original content from unoriginal sources.
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Daniel’s guest, Dr. Mark Goulston is a thought leader, hostage negotiator, speaker, author and all things in between. Dr. Goulston has an ability to listen to other people from their inside out. While he is not religious, he knows he is guided by angels. Dr. Goulston’s goal is to heal the world one conversation at a time. He shares the four qualities of the best leaders, the four steps to creating ‘Gotta Have It’ and his five steps to an unsolicited apology. He stresses the importance of communication, understanding and influence.
[1:02] Why did Dr. Goulston choose the path of the most resistance?
[6:30] An angel unlocks Dr. Goulston’s hopelessness.
[9:00] Looking through the eyes of a suicidal patient, Dr. Goulston saw the dark night of the soul.
[15:51] The Magical Paradox is influential and people need to be influenced.
[24:44] A raw and real experience, Daniel uses the 5 steps of an unsolicited apology.
[42:27] You can’t ask someone if they have been burned before and then burn them.
[49:36] The four qualities of the best leader - being unflappable, being present, being knowledgeable and being wise.
[53:53] The four steps to creating ‘Gotta Have It’.
[1:01:25] How to find out more about Dr. Goulston and his hacks.
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Mark Manson’s new book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life is due to be released on September 13th. The book is about getting back to your core values (or the few things you care about) and focusing on those instead of being frustrated by things that really aren’t important. Mark and Daniel chat about the ups and downs of being content creators, the versatility of making money online and the popularity of the New York Times subscriber model in the international marketplace.
[2:11] Mark Manson has a zen approach to his work and is a prolific writer. He has more ideas than he has time to write.
[8:25] For long-form creative projects, like a book, save the editing and analyzing for later. Find your flow.
[15:57] Mark’s new book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, is based on his article of the same name which had over 10 million page views.
[20:13] There really is nothing new in psychology that Buddha didn’t know 2500 years ago.
[23:39] Can creatives and writers make a decent living? Will every content provider have a paywall in the future?
[31:31] New York Times pay model is quickly being adopted in international markets.
[34:36] Being successful is knowing how to leverage your good luck and how to minimize your bad luck.
[39:40] The golden age for content creators is over. The new path is meeting people at live events.
[54:43] The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck comes out on September 13, 2016. Pre-order it now.
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Today’s guest, Timothy Sykes, became a self-made millionaire by the age of 21 through trading penny stocks. Since that time he has grown his wealth and is a full-time teacher of over 3,000 students, many of whom are becoming millionaires themselves. He and Daniel break down what it takes to find fulfillment as an entrepreneur, how focusing on your personal code of ethics is more powerful than money, and how finding balance through self-reflection and meditation can make it all worthwhile.
[5:45] Do whatever it takes to influence somebody in a positive direction.
[11:11] If you find what fulfills you, eventually you will make money at it.
[20:26] You have to think differently than everyone else if you want to change an industry.
[30:28] How can young people find success earlier?
[36:34] Why are we driven to impress other people before we improve ourselves?
[40:44] Focusing on your personal truth and what you believe in is much more powerful than money.
[46:35] There is always a love/hate relationship between a master and their successful student.
[53:03] A long-term strategy is important in everything, even internet marketing.
[1:04:20] Entrepreneurs have a hard time finding balance.
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Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey are the entrepreneur team behind the Barefoot Wine brand. While working as business consultants for a grape grower they tasked themselves with collecting a $300,000 debt. The client ended up paying them in wine. It was from that exchange that the inspiring story of how they triumphed by using worthy cause marketing and their alternative method to traditional advertising, came to be. They now share their lessons and their experiences on how to embrace the grind and how they prepared for success on day one in their New York Times best-selling books.
[3:09] The challenges of building and distributing a tangible product from the ground up.
[12:15] How worthy cause marketing made the brand “Barefoot Wines” the household name it is today.
[29:07] The 3 core competencies of running a business are cash flow management, personnel management, and distribution management.
[33:32] Words of wisdom for young entrepreneurs who find themselves in the grind.
[39:55] How to make a mistake “write”!
[44:09] You have to prepare for success from day one.
[51:59] Barefoot Wines was scalable and it could run independently, which is what made them a target for an acquisition.
[54:04] An entrepreneur has a different mindset than a sole proprietor or shopkeeper.
[59:09] The hustle is real.
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Daniel welcomes his first ever female guest, Keziah Okonkwo. Keziah is an entrepreneur who is well on her way to bringing her vision to life. Her revolutionary natural hair product is manufactured in the USA and sold through online shops and small stores in the LA area. As the CEO of SNAPPEE, Keziah has been involved in generating ideas, the manufacturing process, marketing her product and working her margins to accommodate her supply and demand. She is now faced with moving her business to the next level.
[1:43] How the idea for a non-damaging hair tie, the SNAPPEE, turned into a manufactured product.
[13:36] Do you need to make millions of dollars to be considered a successful entrepreneur?
[18:47] It’s truly a business because I have a production process, a product delivery process and margins I need to manage.
[23:15] Employing the Marsupial Method gets the word out faster and more effectively than traditional marketing methods.
[28:40] Pitching small stores is an easy, casual conversation.
[32:24] There are a couple of key elements to developing a product: 1) The idea, 2) The decision to take the action, 3) Marketing/Promoting your product
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Jason Carter is a shining example of a student who bought the Freelance Domination course and followed the program exactly as it was designed. His successes are piling up. He says he feels like superman. He is in the process of buying his dream home, building his passive income stream and servicing his clients. Those clients were strangers until he sent a cold email, earned their trust through “free samples” and are now paying him 6 figures to build apps for their niche markets. He recommends the Freelance Domination program to anyone who wants to change their life for the better.
[3:36] After earning a Ph.D. in computer science Jason still didn’t have confidence in himself
[5:10] Jason followed the Freelance Domination program to the letter
[7:19] We are conditioned to accept failure in certain areas but not in others
[8:35] From the cold email to earning the trust
[14:51] Professional service businesses have decision makers who are more accessible
[19:02] Doubling down in a niche market - The Marsupial Method
[22:11] Why serve one client when you can serve 1000?
[23:04] Making 6 figure contracts on the side
[24:56] If you don’t like Freelance Domination you will get your money back
[27:37] Sending a more effective cold email and tools for following up
[33:20] Send Better Email will soon be a resource for all of us
[36:35] Contact information for Jason
Smart entrepreneurs gather information from coaches early on in their careers. They embrace the idea of networking and gain allies for when their responsibilities outweigh their capacities. They hire a coach who has ‘been there and done that’ to assist them in tried and true processes and to hold them accountable for their goals. As entrepreneurs grow their companies, they find themselves lonely and often without peers to keep them grounded. A coach can be a mentor and partner that a CEO can confide in.
[2:55] Being a CEO is a difficult job and it seems there is no way to do it well
[5:50] Should I add people to the organization or do it alone?
[14:33] Rapid Incremental Development
[16:11] The Zenefits CEO did his job but was let go anyway – Give your decisions context
[22:35] Employees internalize the behavior of the CEO in smaller companies
[29:56] Coaching young leaders to transition from individual contributor to manager
[36:37] As a company matures, there should be fewer crises
[38:02] The job of a CEO is very lonely, you no longer have peers in your organization
[43:00] Good coaching is fairly new. It really hasn’t been available for a long time
[45:22] Good coaches can understand you on a psychological level
[48:04] Contact information for Tony and other coaches at coach.me
The internet is huge and doesn’t have a limited capacity. There is still time for you to make a successful online business but you must start today. Who cares how saturated your niche market is? If you write great content that helps people, add in your own personal style and quit collecting underpants, you will make something your mother will be proud of.
Steve Kamb, writer, nerd and fitness lover joins Daniel to talk about doing things today to make you feel alive, how mindset is the key to making your online business work, and if you really want to get disciplined – set up a charity contribution to the Westboro Baptist Church. Steve’s new book, Level Up Your Life, uses a video game’s rewards-based system and tactics to get you addicted to being the best you can be at whatever you choose to do.
[3:53] How Steve Kamb went from zero to hero with Nerd Fitness?
[7:12] Tim Ferriss and Richard Branson wrote books that changed Steve’s life
[9:20] Relinquishing control of the small stuff makes your company anti-fragile
[22:38] The construction industry tore me down more than it built me up
[24:00] Mindset is the key to making your online business work
[31:42] Discussing The Progress Principle and Level Up Your Life
[39:29] Donating to the Westboro Baptist Church was all it took to keep me disciplined
[45:35] Are you stuck in phase 1, collecting underpants?
[48:50] Write great content that helps people to find success in your niche market
[51:00] Spend time on things that make you feel alive!
[51:50] Tupac produced a lifetime’s worth of work in 2 years
[54:00] Contact Steve Kamb and get his book
In our world of abundance people need to step up and take action. The key is not to do something when you are feeling motivated but to do something when you are not motivated to do it. It is disrespectful to the people around you to not do absolutely everything you possibly can to contribute to society and be the best you can be. You will find accountability and support from people who believe in you. The information you spew will always be less important than the presentation you give. That is what will set your unique voice apart from everyone else.
[7:47] Fulfillment is more important than efficiency
[10:35] Taking action and spending money is the key to making your own opportunities
[20:20] The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the next best time is today
[23:40] Growing up as a poor kid instilled a hunger in me
[26:58] Tupac produced more content in 2 years than most people do in a lifetime
[33:31] “This has to work. There is no plan B” – Busta Rhymes
[39:23] It takes courage to make a big transition
[42:37] Surround yourself with high-level people who believe in you
[46:15] Getting a participation trophy but still being expected to perform well
[47:14] Nurture plays a huge part in whether you manifest ambition
[54:51] He doesn’t believe he can slack off and have good things come to him
[55:09] It’s disrespectful to not do everything you can do
[1:01:22] Just because you are on your phone at dinner doesn’t mean you’re an asshole
[1:03:16] Most of the things that are worth doing are not fun to do
[1:06:52] How do you find a unique voice for your personal brand?
[1:09:16] Information is less important than presentation
It’s about getting out of bed every morning, ready to tackle your priorities to create balance in your life. It’s not easy and it’s hard work, but you need to make a decision about who you are going to be. Start wherever you are today. If you work for someone else, then be the best employee you can be and find a problem to solve. If you are an entrepreneur, then get your financial house in order and play the long game. You, and only you, can make the decision to build the best network, become a better person and become a financial master.
[1:57] The beauty of Costa Rica
[4:30] Getting your financial house in order
[11:36] Find the line between being a miser and a martyr for true wealth creation
[14:54] Brad’s gift is playing the long game by earning more and building assets
[17:10] Tony Robbins is a national treasure
[21:24] Sign-up at Make More Marbles for all this free wealth material
[22:32] Becoming a problem solver
[29:05] Seasonal risk balance
[35:13] How I made 24K on Elance in a month
[37:10] Building your network is key
[39:31] The #1 thing you can do to obtain financial mastery
[44:40] Create food, energy, water and shelter for every human being on the planet
[46:11] Millionaires set their priorities every day
[52:08] Rich20Something sets out to make entrepreneurship accessible
[55:02] It’s not all about money – you can create balance in your life
[56:49] By creating, you are living your purpose
[1:00:30] Make reading non-negotiable
If you truly want to change your world and attain your goals, you can start doing it today. Achieving self-awareness should be your first step. Start by asking yourself, “What are my strengths and what are my weaknesses?” This simple process will clear up any misconceptions you might have. And I know you may think it’s difficult, but try not drinking alcohol for 30 days. This will remove any cloudiness from your mind and allow your body to rehydrate itself.
[1:00] Shameless plug for Swanwick Sleep
[2:18] James has a background in journalism and sports casting
[4:18] The U.S. government makes you renounce your native citizenship for dual citizenship
[6:44] The American government is a great marketing machine
[8:45] A breakup led James to live the American dream of living in a hostel
[11:16] Sony pictures gave me an opportunity to interview Jack Nicholson
[14:44] Network with a lot of people or connect with one high-caliber person?
[16:19] Success drives you to higher goals
[17:54] Human beings need to be making progress
[22:37] Shouldn’t men be less pussified and take cold showers?
[24:43] Productivity tips for mornings
[27:59] Staying consistent for the health benefits
[29:20] Aren’t Australians supposed to drink a lot?
[34:43] Drinking alcohol doesn’t really give you confidence
[35:32] You will get better looking if you quit alcohol
[38:38] George Clooney is cool and drinks tequila, but isn’t he cool without the alcohol
[40:07] Relieving withdrawal with alcohol
[45:11] We are sheeple - we follow the herd
[47:09] Understanding yourself comes down to the questions you ask yourself
[49:43] Daniel brags about himself
[51:01] Becoming a master questioner
[54:29] Find someone to make you accountable
Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone will train you to be more disciplined, make it easier for you to focus, and increase your creativity. Your subconscious mind translates everything it experiences and it becomes a part of you, whether you want it to or not. Mark Dhamma helps entrepreneurs change their diets and their mindsets through holistic practices and common sense food advice. Rich and Mark’s conversation flows like a river as they delve into topics such as identity and breeding and our over-consumption of media.
[00:13] What’s in a name?
[02:02] What do Fresh Prince and Usher have to do with a 14-year-old popularity?
[03:58] Selective breeding vs modern chemical exposure + lack of sleep
[13:51] After 10 pm, there’s actually not much going on
[14:33] Artificial lights shut down natural melatonin production
[22:22] Mixed Race is now the Master Race
[24:48] Training celebrities was okay, but I prefer working with entrepreneurs
[26:50] When your Grandfather tells your Mom that you are fat, it motivates you
[30:16] What makes exceptional leaders, from Gallop
[34:02] Sometimes people over research and under act, take a Myers-Briggs personality test
[37:41] Pushing yourself into discomfort to live on the edge
[40:41] The Millionaire Mindset
[42:15] Taking care of yourself makes it easier to focus
[42:56] Meditation can help your mind stay creative, could you last 10 days?
[51:10] Daniel’s journey with ayahuasca - glitches in the matrix
[55:40] Family and friends call me extreme
[56:38] Cold showers & Cryotherapy
[1:03:58] Personality tests and learning styles
[1:08:23] Rich has a jealousy problem, so follow him @becomeawarriornow
[1:09:30] People on the go can eat better by following VPFT & stay away from gluten
[1:14:28] Optimized self-awareness using the highest leverage
[1:17:19] Deliberate intellectualism - If you want to write, start with reading
[1:22:30] Being in a ‘flow state’
[1:24:28] We have been conditioned to like things like McDonald's and alcohol
[1:28:20] Dropping directly into your subconscious
[1:31:49] Contact information for Mark Dhamma
Bloggers who had major success 5 years ago are turning to Youtube to adapt to the wants of their communities. If you nurture your existing community by putting out high quality, human experience videos your audience will stick with you and share your content. Leverage that love to write a book or make a course which inspires them even more. Then share your success by giving a little bit, it always pays you back.
[2:42] Creating better content is more important than constantly marketing
[4:14] Visual yourself in the place you want to be
[7:38] People want to be inspired and to feel hopeful
[9:10] Community, Quality and Consistency are the areas to focus on
[10:30] Nurturing your community
[12:52] Leverage your existing market and adapt accordingly
[14:14] Make the hard transition to Youtube, because it is the place to grow
[17:08] Storytelling will draw people to your Youtube channel
[19:08] Introducing courses as a revenue source
[21:00] Start out your morning with a 20-20-20
[25:17] A book is a sacred thing and a bookstore is a temple
[27:01] Thought experiences without action
[28:28] Getting good at relationships makes real world shit easier to handle
[38:23] Feminine men and manly women
[40:12] Everyone has something to offer so take the best from all of them
[41:52] The vision for Addicted 2 Success
[43:37] Giving, it pays you back
[48:31] Contact Joel
It’s easy to get depressed in college. Every day you wake up early thinking are these classes worth it? Do you really want to spend your life sitting around in an office anyway? Deciding to become an entrepreneur can be the best decision you make for your future. It doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to make it, though. Making your own paycheck requires the drive, determination, and a money mindset. Learning from a mentor is the best way to give you a leg up and procure lifelong networks. Be in it to win it!
[1:54] Surround yourself with people who think outside the box
[3:37] John collects emails, sells coaching and sells supplements through affiliate marketing
[5:20] What exactly is affiliate marketing?
[9:41] Now we know what affiliate marketing is, how do we set up shop?
[13:05] John, behind the scenes
[15:15] The influence of The 4-Hour Workweek
[17:00] Daniel was working 9-5 and tired of scooping butter balls
[19:28] Holding yourself accountable as an entrepreneur
[22:24] Scheduling your priorities for the day - How do you do it?
[25:00] My 6 figure business basically runs itself, but I am there to answer questions
[25:34] Facebook advertising
[28:33] 80% of my day is running the business and 20% on creating systems
[30:59] Tips for building your business - remove repetitive tasks
[36:54] Reselling the Mystery Method to buy Keystone Light
[42:46] I had conviction, but knew nothing about marketing
[47:55] You have to believe you deserve it
[51:00] John’s thought waaay too deep about living a tool’s life
[53:59] The money mindset
[56:33] Visualization + Work = The Good Life
[59:27] To start your own business you have to be a little crazy
[1:01:15] Sitting down with a college student to give him business advice
Agent Steven is a multi-millionaire now, but it’s because he put in the hours.
He figured out early on how to make a buck selling consumer electronics and lived below his means so he had the capital for his next investment. He starts each day like he is still broke and doesn’t get out of bed until he plans his effectiveness strategy for the day. He acts with intention and purpose every day.
Listen in to the interview so you too can feel his passion, hear what it takes to succeed and learn from his extensive experience.
[1:53] Feeding off of young talent, they know where the next big thing is
[3:51] A staff of 50 and we handle marketing budgets for clients from medium to large biz
[5:15] Steven has always been an entrepreneur, starting from age 11
[7:14] His parents didn’t understand his unwillingness to go to USC
[10:16] When he graduated law school he sold his consumer electronics business
[12:20] Everyone needs to go through a period of struggle
[12:32] Focus on business and believe in yourself
[16:10] Steven will live his life on his own terms
[18:43] Steven’s typical day - The gamification of business
[23:13] After your core to do’s are finished, all that’s left is the bullshit
[25:27] You have to make your own opportunities and say yes to everything at the beginning
[28:50] Instagram has become more for the followers than a personal expression
[31:37] Keeping great documentation on your businesses makes them easier to sell
[34:33] Remove yourself from day to day operations to scale and grow your business
[36:08] The most difficult thing in life is to give up control
[38:11] Always put the business first, not the CEO
[41:10] What is Daniel’s end goal?
[42:42] The 20 something mentality - You are still grinding, hustling and putting in the hours
[46:07] Keeping good relationships has to be a conscious effort - You can not be reactive
[52:06] The pear tree, a 7-year fruit analogy for business
You will not believe what I have for you this week. Nav BK, a Youtube veteran, guru and creator of the Absolute Motivation channel chats me up about making the most of my personal brand and platform, no matter which one it is.
We discuss the quality of content, the quantity of videos, how to monetize and sending the right message on your perfect Youtube channel. We also touch on using your social intuition as a marketing tool, moving on up to using a production company and how to diffuse negative comments from big, nasty trolls.
So sit back and enjoy the edutainment.
[1:28] Consulting to organically grow your youtube channel or other platform
[3:23] Absolute Motivation channel offers educational tools with visuals for the dopamine rush
[5:13] It’s more than one anchor video and takes more time than you think to get followers
[7:20] Your Youtube channel is leverage and passive income - At Christmas the revenue triples
[12:10] Cranking out the videos consistently is a good strategy - post once a day to capitalize
[20:28] CEO’s don’t send out emails at 1am, their assistants do
[22:23] Really good production services are not cheap but worth every penny
[25:13] Social intuition is knowing what your audience wants
[28:29] Building a youtube audience by being authentic to who you are, it’s more powerful than tv
[30:45] Periscope has live viewers for direct conversations with followers
[34:13] “I’m sorry, I can’t reply to everyone” and a personal background story goes a long way
[36:37] Kill them with kindness diffuses negative comments
[42:32] Anti-depression medication gives you the suicide solution you didn’t have before
[48:40] Newsfeeds and new shows are ridiculous and grotesque but it makes you click and watch
[52:01] Creating deeper more philosophical content with a personal touch
[54:22] As a content creator each view is a human being, even 100 views can make a difference
[59:36] Documentaries are the future for
[1:03:47] Copyright laws in the UK and in the U.S., so different
[1:11:18] If you’re new start with branding, make yourself unique and schedule your content
Most people recognize the path to business growth is scary. The piece many people miss is the particularly boring, long road to success you’ve been on for years. You use everything you have to make it happen before finally realizing your dream. By seeding yourself along the way and using your skills as a freelancer or entrepreneur, you can cut out the middleman and save your client some cash while building relationships. Those relationships, both business and personal, are more important than any other aspect of what you do. They can make or break you.
[1:10] Rock Star dreams led me to LA
[3:25] The risk of building my first studio
[7:05] Risk tolerance for a wa-ntrepreneur
[10:18] Recognizing a catalyst for business change
[11:25] The process of finding my new space
[13:32] Livin’ the edge of the hustle for financing
[16:17] Investing and growing the business
[19:09] The importance of relationships in business
[21:26] As a producer you shouldn’t have an ego
[24:03] Using everything you have to make it happen
[27:03] A skill based job which removes the middle man
[30:15] Boredom is part of the job
[33:24] Birth of the business
[35:12] The bamboo career example
[38:36] An entrepreneur needs structure too
[41:45] Taking time for your relationship
[44:22] Technology overload
[48:50] Passion mitigates the risk when you do what you love