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Zero to Somewhere

Zero to Somewhere

By Diesel Jack Media

Meet entrepreneurs on their journey from Zero to Somewhere.

We all start from zero. Scratch that. Rich people start from way more than zero, but we're here starting businesses right before a pandemic. Of all things we could choose, we chose a Marketing Agency. How unique!

Join the climb from Zero to Somewhere with Nick Palmisciano and Albert Chou as they build their agency Diesel Jack Media along with their guests who are entrepreneurs, founders, and other interesting people.


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How to fundraise and sell into retail with Travis Arnold, Caisson Shaving
How to fundraise and sell into retail with Travis Arnold, Caisson Shaving
Travis Arnold is a graduate of Warrior Rising and a winner of its pitch competition.  Travis tells the story from grinding it out to raising money to getting his first shot into retail.  For those looking to do the same, learn how he focused on the short term sales projections and could prove his potential success. It's funny that he sells shaving kits because Nick isn't very hairy, and Albert is Asian, so what's he going to do with a razor? www.caisson-shaving.com
01:11:09
December 21, 2021
Jehovah's Witness, UFC Fighter, and Comic Book Publisher - Nate "The Rock" Quarry
Jehovah's Witness, UFC Fighter, and Comic Book Publisher - Nate "The Rock" Quarry
The title is not a lie.  Nate Quarry woke up one day and decided he was going to be a profighter.  OK.   If that wasn't impressive enough, find out how he woke up one day and was like, yeah, I'm going to write a comic book.  Well, meet the creator of Zombie Cagefighter himself.  https://www.zombiecagefighter.com/
01:27:09
December 16, 2021
From the UFC to Managing Investments, Dale Hartt, Chief Investment Officer, Stillwater Investing
From the UFC to Managing Investments, Dale Hartt, Chief Investment Officer, Stillwater Investing
Dale used to fight in the UFC. He also used to read and idolize Ben Graham at the age of 13. He's also a sweetheart matchmaker pairing one Nick and one Suzy.    Love is the air people!   https://www.stillwaterinvesting.com
01:14:12
December 07, 2021
A Recap of Season 1
A Recap of Season 1
Hey, it's a week before Thanksgiving.  Everyone we know is working so we decided to give you a recap of season 1.  Let us know how you'd like us to improve.  What should we add, and what do we want to kill? As always, if you want to invest in Bitcoin, tell them Big Al sent you: https://www.coinbase.com/join/chou_7s
01:17:57
November 16, 2021
Taking over the Town with Jim Young, Salvation Coffee
Taking over the Town with Jim Young, Salvation Coffee
Can an old fart build the hippest coffee shop in town?   We learned today, the answer is, YES!  Meet Jim Young of Salvation Coffee https://www.salvationcoffeecompany.com/.   Listen to learn how Jim took a hobby and turned it into a monster. Here's a clue... PURE PASSION! Also, if you're going to order some Salvation Coffee, use code DJM15 for 15% off. Let's drip.
01:17:38
November 11, 2021
Why Product Education Matters with Donald Williams, RipPak
Why Product Education Matters with Donald Williams, RipPak
Selling a new product in a crowded category is hard.   Selling a new product in a crowded category that also involves a new  process... well, let's just say you better be ready to GRIND.  Donald has faced just about every setback you can imagine bringing his  Dental Powder, Rippak, to market.   From production problems, to vendor problems, to the Dental Hygienist Mafia, he's dealt with all.   Listen to his story as he tries to bring Rippak everywhere.   https://www.rippak.com   FYI: He's got the shiniest set of teeth we've ever seen. It works!
01:16:58
November 04, 2021
Saying Yes to Opportunity with Steven LeNoir, President of the LeNoir Group
Saying Yes to Opportunity with Steven LeNoir, President of the LeNoir Group
Do you want to go to college? Yes. Do you want to drop out? Yes Do you want to do real estate? Yes Do you want to be the best at real estate? Yes Listen and learn how Steven went from a veteran in college without a plan, to a successful realtor selling homes for the ultra wealthy, starting a farm, buying some car washes, and moving all the top properties in Rome, GA? Sounds ridiculous.
01:37:37
October 28, 2021
How To Start a Jewelry Brand Off TikTok Influencers with Cam McDonald, The Choty
How To Start a Jewelry Brand Off TikTok Influencers with Cam McDonald, The Choty
Meet Cam.   Cam is Canadian. He's also the mastermind behind the Choty Necklace, a necklace designed to puncture cans and shotgun beers in style. When he's not too busy dabbling in Freight Forwarding, Private Equity, and Real Estate, he's making TikTok videos for the purposes of slangin that Choty.  Follow him at https://www.instagram.com/chotyofficial/ or https://www.tiktok.com/@thechotynecklace. You can also get one for yourself or that beer guzzling savage in your life at https://thechoty.com
01:19:02
October 21, 2021
From Bankruptcy to Thousands of Stores with Ben Duvall and Brian Goldberg, Co-Founders, Mr. Bing
From Bankruptcy to Thousands of Stores with Ben Duvall and Brian Goldberg, Co-Founders, Mr. Bing
The food industry is notoriously hard.  So when you're an American going to college in China, working in finance in Asia and software, what else is there to do than risk it all, start a restaurant, and bring the most popular condiment of China to the United States.  No problem! Full Disclosure, we eat Mr. Bing's Chili Crisp at Diesel Jack, and it's delicious. https://www.mr-bing.com Also, Brian almost made the Israeli Olympic Luge Team. No big deal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoatQ4eFqFI
01:25:17
October 12, 2021
Taking, Saving, and Giving Life with "Doc" Mike Simpson of Greybeard Performance
Taking, Saving, and Giving Life with "Doc" Mike Simpson of Greybeard Performance
When risking your life isn’t enough, you decide to go back to medical school, become a trauma doctor, re-enter the military, battle on the frontlines with special forces, and then you go back to being a doctor.  After that, there’s only one thing left to do… become the host for History Channel’s Hunting Hitler. https://www.history.com/shows/hunting-hitler/cast/mike-simpson-m-d 
Wait, then there’s only one more thing to do, write a #1 Best seller about how to find peak performance for older men called Honed. https://www.amazon.com/Honed-Finding-Your-Edge-Over-ebook/dp/B09C11QYR4 Wait, then there’s only one more thing to do, start an e-commerce supplement brand for older men. https://greybeardperformance.com/ Get ready to meet, “Doc” Mike Simpson 
01:34:56
October 05, 2021
How to Close Deals on the First Impression with Jason Van Camp, CEO of Mission Six Zero and Executive Chairman of Warrior Rising
How to Close Deals on the First Impression with Jason Van Camp, CEO of Mission Six Zero and Executive Chairman of Warrior Rising
Look, If you had, One shot, Or one opportunity, To seize everything you ever wanted... ... Would you take down and hog tie the head coach of an NFL Football Team along with all of his staff to make a great first impression and win your first customer?  Jason Van Camp did.  Leadership classes or keynote speaking on leadership: www.missionsixzero.com Become a Vetrepreneur or sponsor the next generation: www.warriorrising.org To learn how to embrace Discomfort: www.deliberatediscomfort.com To learn how to change your whole person: challenge.deliberatediscomfort.com
01:14:35
September 28, 2021
"I'm not a Businessman, I'm a Business, Man - Jay Z" - Tim Kennedy
"I'm not a Businessman, I'm a Business, Man - Jay Z" - Tim Kennedy
Many of you may know Tim Kennedy as some ruthless killing and punching machine, but he’s also a businessman. Hear how he started a training company, an apparel company, a shoe company, and even an elementary school! But also he likes to shoot things and punch things. https://www.sheepdogresponse.com https://www.rangerup.com https://woobiesshoes.com/ https://apogeecedarpark.org This was filmed on site in Austin, TX. Albert is not in this episode. He sucks anyway. Jay Z is not in this episode, but that is his lyric.
58:00
September 21, 2021
Flip Flops (Not) For Fighting with Matt “Griff” Griffin, CEO, Combat Flip Flops
Flip Flops (Not) For Fighting with Matt “Griff” Griffin, CEO, Combat Flip Flops
Manufacturing in Afghanistan post conflict. How hard can it be? Listen to one of the most wild startup stories we've heard. From pre-selling a bunch of flip flops to risking his life to get it made, listen to Griff's wild story. www.combatflipflops.com Please forgive us for the sound quality on Albert's Mic. Blame Hollywood. 
01:26:42
September 14, 2021
Ranger Panties with Lance Liggett, Solopreneur and Founder, Thigh Huggers
Ranger Panties with Lance Liggett, Solopreneur and Founder, Thigh Huggers
Air Force? Yup. Fire Fighter? Yup. Ironman? Yup Meet Lance Liggett of Thigh Huggers. He's transformed his business from side hustle to 1M+ annual sales from his living room and he does it all by himself.
01:05:48
September 07, 2021
So you want to build an agency. Terrible.
So you want to build an agency. Terrible.
This is our first episode.  We started a marketing agency (commodity) during a pandemic (terrible timing). What could go wrong?!  
01:00:56
September 06, 2021