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We're on a mission. We're going to find and uncover the smartest, most successful entrepreneurs on the planet. Explore their highs, their lows and how they ultimately mastered the game. I'm Martyn Cook and I'm excited to welcome you to the Smarter Destiny Podcast. I'm grateful for you and your time, now let's level up together.
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#120 - Rok Hrastnik On Turning Chaos Into Organized Growth, The Benefits Of Being Seen As A Local And Helping Export Ecommerce Companies Grow
Rok Hrastnik is an international ecommerce leader and a true legend when it comes to ecommerce growth. He specializes in agile ecommerce leadership, international ecommerce organizational design, ecommerce growth strategy and demand generation. Rok has built two ecommerce businesses and scaled them past the 40 M euros a year mark. How, you may ask? He creates chaos and then turns that chaos into organized growth. Find out how Rok helps export ecommerce companies grow, and all the benefits of creative chaos, up next. Bullet points (00:33) Intro (02:30) The start as an entrepreneur (10:02) Helping export ecommerce companies get to the next level of growth (15:17) One principle in ecommerce that remains true today (21:15) Selling in other territories from a small country like Slovenia (28:18) Figuring out distribution (29:10) Simplifying the business (30:22) Driving people to English landing pages vs localizing as much as possible (33:30) Where to start (35:09) Having a local domain (36:13) Figuring out the payment methods (38:56) Figuring out distribution (40:24) How to figure out everything out faster: Look at the local players (43:50) Turning chaos into organized growth (47:08) Where to find out more (48:22) Some examples of thinking-out-of-the-box marketing (52:05) Rapid fire question round (52:22) If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? (53:12) What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? (56:04) Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? (57:50) What is one of your proudest moments? (59:23) What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? (01:00:02) What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? (01:00:51) What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? (01:01:50) What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? (01:02:49) What is one controversial opinión that you have? (01:03:47) What advice would you give your younger self? (01:05:14) What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? (01:11:21) What makes you happiest?
01:16:60
May 16, 2021
#119 - Beav Brodie on The Why Behind Tactical Baby Gear, Finding The Target Customer And How To Advertise
Beav Brodie is the founder of Tactical Baby Gear, an amazing brand that provides functional products for dads who want something different. Founded in 2013, they have more than 200.000 customers and an 8-figure annual revenue. They really know how to attract customers with their phenomenal and functional products, and are still keeping advertising and content creating in-house. Today we get into the story, the why and how to scale up your startup by bootstrapping. All this and much more, up next. Bullet points (00:48) Intro (04:08) The start as an entrepreneur (07:11) Launching Tactical Baby Gear in 2013 (11:51) How having products you like changes your mindset (13:25) &BAM (15:18) Transitioning from Volusion to Shopify (16:48) Bootstrapping, building inventory, Facebook ads and scaling (21:03) Finding the target customer and how to advertise (23:28) Getting engagement from ads (25:04) The top traffic channels (27:05) Advertising on Pinterest (29:53) Targeting on Pinterest (33:36) CPM and ROAS: Pinterest vs Facebook (34:57) Tracking on Pinterest (36:16) How ecommerce is changing (37:31) The benefits of keeping advertisement and content creation in-house (39:51) Where to find out more (40:43) Rapid fire question round (41:16) If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? (42:10) What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? (43:16) Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? (43:30) How do you hire top talent? (45:07) How do you evaluate a good business deal? (49:05) What is one of your proudest moments? (50:48) What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? (51:14) What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? (56:18) What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? (59:26) What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? (01:02:15) What advice would you give your younger self? (01:04:17) What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? (01:04:44) What makes you happiest? (01:05:17) Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:06:45
May 9, 2021
#118 - Dean Graziosi On Why We All Have A Story To Tell, Overcoming Impostor Syndrome And Fighting For What You Want
Dean Graziosi is a multiple New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur and investor. He’s started or played a major role in over 40 successful companies that have changed lives all around the world. His mission for over 20 years has been to deliver self education to those seeking transformation, fulfillment and success outside the traditional educational path. His most impactful project to date has included being the largest online product launch in history with a program he co-created with Tony Robbins. Dean is now planning to exponentially widen his impact through his Own your future challenge. Bullet points (00:35) Intro (02:45) The start as an entrepreneur (06:21) Learning from Tony Robbins (10:10) &BAM (11:56) Impacting over a million new people with Own your future challenge (16:00) A success story: Maya’s message and purpose (22:10) Overcoming impostor syndrome and moving forward (23:30) Fight for what you want as if you were dying, because you are (25:55) Rapid fire question round (26:09) What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? (26:25) How do you identify a good business partner? (26:31) What is one of your proudest moments? (26:46) What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? (26:59) What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? (27:18) - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? (27:45) - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? (27:55) What advice would you give your younger self? (28:19) What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it? (28:33) What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? (28:56) What makes you happiest? (29:12) Any asks or requests for the audience?
30:59
May 2, 2021
#117 - Ali Mirza On Tapping Into The Buyer “Why”, Crushing Sales And Building Teams That Work
Ali Mirza is the founder and CEO at Rose Garden Consulting, a 7-figure business that teaches big companies to become bigger by selling better. They focus on your sales team and making them better, and they do that through a strength in behavioral economics, teaching why people make decisions, what makes them tick and how you can leverage that understanding to sell better, even when it comes to high-ticket items. In this episode we will get into selling, and we are going to apply it to the daily lives and the daily routines of us, the listeners, because, in life, so much is a negotiation. Bullet points (00:32) - Intro (02:40) - The start as an entrepreneur (04:53) - A wake up call: Getting fired (05:42) - Starting Rose Garden and beginning to scale (07:27) - The story behind the name of the company (08:53) - &BAM (10:57) - The insurance sales pitch (12:53) - Behavioral economics: What does it mean? (15:36) - Where to start: Who the ideal client, and two theories (20:47) - Are there any particular questions you enjoy asking? (23:51) - How many people do you need to talk to? (25:10) - How to get the clients to give you their time (26:30) - A real world example of “why” (31:35) - How refined do you have to get on the “why”? (35:07) - Why the people that are the most adaptable are the ones who survive (40:28) - Who do you work with? (41:33) - What incentive works the best for incentivizing a sales team? (42:47) - Where to find out more (42:57) - Rapid fire question round (43:45) - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? (44:26) - What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? (45:51) - Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? (46:20) - How do you hire top talent? (47:00) - How do you evaluate a good business deal? (49:03) - How do you identify a good business partner? (49:30) - What is one of your proudest moments? (49:28) - What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? (50:22) - What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? (51:15) - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? (52:52) - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? (53:51) - What advice would you give your younger self? (55:42) - What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it? (57:44) - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? (58:48) - What makes you happiest? (01:00:09) - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:03:47
April 25, 2021
#116 - Zack Teperman on the Importance of PR, Why You Should Be the Visible Face of Your Company and How to Start
Zack Teperman is the founder of ZTPR, a full-service public relations agency and four-time winner of the Hollywood PR Agency of Choice Award. After being an on-air radio disc jockey, Zack focused his expertise on public relations, helping lead many high-profile PR campaigns. Zack founded ZTPR to bring his expertise to each client he works with, helping them tell their story and get people’s attention. He also has been featured in Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine, and is regularly seen speaking on the topics of public relations and marketing on stages all around the world. Today we will be discussing what is PR, the importance of personal branding and why you should be the visible face of your company. Plus, Zack will give some actionable advice to get your PR side going. Bullet points 00:50 - Intro 02:49 - The start as an entrepreneur 04:40 - What is PR and how can it help from an ecommerce perspective 08:40 - &BAM 10:30 - Founding a PR agency: Finding angles + Networking 14:39 - Some actionable advice to get your PR side going 18:30 - Structuring your pitch 23:44 - A success story 29:46 - The importance of personal branding and what angles to leverage 33:34 - Why you should be the visible face of your company, and how to start 36:52 - Training with ZTPR 40:22 - Where to find out more about ZTPR 42:50 - Rapid fire question round 43:07 - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? 44:02 - What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? 44:23 - Who is a great leader (alive or dead) and why? 46:06 - How do you hire top talent? 46:39 - How do you evaluate a good business deal? 46:58 - How do you identify a good business partner? 47:39 - What is one of your proudest moments? 48:02 - What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? 48:24 - What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? 49:11 - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? 50:08 - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? 50:48 - The future of Clubhouse 53:13 - What advice would you give your younger self? 54:44 - What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it? 55:47 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 56:46 - What makes you happiest? 58:23 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:00:19
April 18, 2021
#115 - Tyler Merritt on Manufacturing in the USA, Scaling Responsibly and the Marketing Strategy for 2021
Tyler Merritt is an air mission commander turned serial entrepreneur, co-founder at Nine Line Apparel, an 8-figure apparel company that has been around since 2012 and it's going to make 20 millions dollars in revenue this year. In today's episode we will be talking about transitioning out of the military and becoming an entrepreneur. We will also discuss how Nine Line achieved massive growth manufacturing in the USA, and the marketing strategy they are using for 2021. All this and much more, up next. Bullet points 00:32 - Intro 02:38 - The start as an entrepreneur 05:40 - Transitioning out of the military 07:35 - First venture and doing good: Nine Line 10:00 - &BAM 12:09 - Making sacrifices 14:54 - Achieving massive growth 24:01 - The marketing strategy for 2021 28:29 - Manufacturing in the USA 33:13 - Opening retail stores and other current projects 38:00 - Marketing campaigns and ROI 39:31 - Old methods that are coming back in 2021: Mailouts 43:05 - Responsible manufacturing 49:18 - Rapid fire question round 49:32 - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? 50:52 - What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? 52:37 - Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? 54:25 - How do you hire top talent? 57:24 - What is one of your proudest moments? 01:00:19 - What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? 01:01:47 - What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? 01:09:24- What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? 01:13:54 - What advice would you give your younger self? 01:16:15 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 01:18:11 - What makes you happiest? 01:20:22 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:21:45
April 11, 2021
#114 - Jure Knehtl on Scaling in Different Countries, Spending 40M to Make 120M and What to Do When You Are Told Your Business Is Not Sustainable
Jure Knehtl is an ecommerce entrepreneur, mentor and speaker. He is the founder and CEO of WeScale, an ecommerce agency helping online companies build, scale and optimise their sales and brand. After starting with ecommerce digital marketing in 2014, Jure sold products and services in 127 countries, and has a record of 16,000 products sold in just one day. Today we will be talking about the subtle differences of selling in different countries, and what you should focus on to grow your business abroad. All this and much more, up next. Bullet points 00:41 - Intro 03:51 - The start as an entrepreneur 12:11 - Learning how to turn prospects into clients 14:16 - Scaling and helping businesses to sell in other countries 15:28 - Selling the company and joining a different project 18:36 - Visiting Facebook and being told the business was not sustainable 20:30 - Wanting to become an inspiration for others and becoming a CMO 24:23 - Building a system and spending 40 M to make 120 M 27:56 - When does a brand have the potential to scale? 30:41 - Building multiple channels 33:03 - What to do when you stop growing in one country 34:02 - Growing successfully in another country 40:44 - How WeScale support clients that want to grow in a different country 43:46 - Where to learn more 44:06 - Rapid fire question round 44:23 - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? 45:38 - What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? 49:28 - Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? 52:24 - How do you hire top talent? 55:03 - How do you evaluate a good business deal? 56:42 - What is one of your proudest moments? 59:27- What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? 59.55 - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? 1:01:23 - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? 01:04:22 - What advice would you give your younger self? 01:06:18 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 01:08:17 - What makes you happiest? 01:09:24 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:12:19
April 5, 2021
#113 - Ellie Shefi on What Do I Do, What Do I Know, What Do I Love and How Do I Capitalize on That
Ellie Shefi is an attorney, entrepreneur, award-winning author, keynote speaker, implementation strategist and coach. Ellie is a problem-solver and a master implementer who facilitates change and provides her clients with practical tools and strategies that generate results. Ellie helps entrepreneurs bring their business to life; authors to get their book out of their head and into the world; speakers to amplify their message; and women to find their voice and become the architects of their life and legacy. Bullet points 00:50 - Intro 02:52 - The start as an entrepreneur 05:28 - Coming from a different place and using unconventional methods 08:26 - Bringing in legal knowledge and analytical training 09:51 - Solving clients’ problems: Analyzing a tough case 10:00 - &BAM 15:22 - Data analysis: Getting into the why 17:37 - Working with 6-figures clients 18:10 - Working with service-based businesses 18:30 - Solving clients’ problems: Adapting to a crowded marketplace 21:12 - How to increase the value of what you are offering 25:44 - Where to find out more 26:30 - Rapid fire question round 26:46 - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? 27:00 - What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? 27:19 - Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? 28:57 - How do you hire top talent? 29:57 - How do you evaluate a good business deal? 30:32 - How do you identify a good business partner? 33:19 - What is one of your proudest moments? 37:23 - What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? 38:40 - What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? 39:59 - How rewire your brain to gain back control 46:55 - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? 47:30 - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? 47:46 - What advice would you give your younger self? 48:33 - What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it? 52:40 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 53:20 - What makes you happiest? 54:28 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
56:24
March 28, 2021
#112 - Eli Crane from Navy SEAL to Entrepreneur, Appearing on Shark Tank and Scaling a 7-figure Business
Eli Crane is a former Navy SEAL and the founder and CEO of Bottle Breacher, one of the fastest growing veteran owned and operated businesses in Arizona. In 2014, Eli Crane and his wife appeared on Shark Tank. Their product: a recycled, authentic decommissioned .50 caliber bottle opener, manufactured in their garage. Having enticed Sharks’ Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary to invest, today Bottle Breacher features an ever expanding product line serving customers both domestically and internationally. Bullet points 00:00 - &BAM 02:15 - Intro 03:49 - The start as an entrepreneur 06:40 - Starting a small business on Etsy: Bottle Breacher 09:50 - Branding your product 12:05 - The .50 Caliber ammunition 15:13 - Engraving the bullets 17:26 - Scaling 23:55 - Getting on Shark Tank 28:33 - The Shark Tank episode 31:11 - Sourcing the bullets 34:34 - Where to find out more 35:16 - Rapid fire question round 34:32 - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? 36:25 - What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? 37:23- Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? 38:21 - How do you hire top talent? 39:18 - How do you evaluate a good business deal? 39:40 - How do you identify a good business partner? 40:57 - What is one of your proudest moments? 41:04 - SEAL training 48:00 - What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? 49:41 - What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? 51:43 - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? 52:46 - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? 53:08 - What advice would you give your younger self? 54:57 - What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it? 56:54 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 58:02 - What makes you happiest? 59:10 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:02:40
March 21, 2021
#111 - Sean Matson on Growing from Navy SEAL to Entrepreneur, Developing an 8-figure Business for the Military and Bootstrapping vs. Spending
Sean Matson is a former Navy SEAL turned entrepreneur. After spending 13 years as a Navy SEAL Officer with multiple deployments in strategic locations, his current mission is to bring disruptive technologies to the market and empower others in our journey. Sean is the co-founder and CEO of both MATBOCK —an 8-figure revenue company in the military space— and Cardo Max —a liquid supplements company that uses clean ingredients. Bullet points 00:58 - Intro 02:51 - The start as an entrepreneur: from the military to founding MATBOCK 08:48 - The buyers 10:44 - Selling online 13:19 - Enlightened entrepreneurs: launching innovative products 17:09 - Having a system for innovating 22:59 - Launching a second company: Cardo Max 27:18 - Where to find out more 28:04 - Rapid fire question round 28:24 - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? 28:47 - What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? 30:31 - Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? 31:09 - How do you hire top talent? 32:00 - How do you evaluate a good business deal? 33:10 - How do you identify a good business partner? 34:37 - What is one of your proudest moments? 36:02 - What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? 37:34 - What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? 39:08 - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? 40:23 - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? 41:24 - What advice would you give your younger self? 41:45 - What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it? 43:25 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 44:55 - What makes you happiest? 46:00 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
48:14
March 14, 2021
#110 - John Lee Dumas on 100 Million Downloads, Persistence, Hustle and Incredible Reads
John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast with over a 100 M listens and over 3000 guests to date. Today JLD tells us about his story, the incredible growth of his podcast and his new book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success. Bullet points 00:50 - Intro 01:52 - The start as an entrepreneur 03:20 - Starting the daily podcast 05:45 - Growing the podcast 07:54 - Choosing the right equipment 10:25 - Starting the revenue reports 12:32 - Finding a way to start making money 13:40 - Getting into writing 16:28 - Where to find The Common Path to Uncommon Success 19:57 - The best piece of advice 20:30 - Rapid fire question round 21:10 - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? 21:21 - What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? 21:32 - Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? 21:55 - How do you hire top talent? 22:05 - How do you evaluate a good business deal? 22:52 - How do you identify a good business partner? 23:23 - What is one of your proudest moments? 23:35 - What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? 23:54 - What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? 24:10 - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? 24:39 - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? 25:01 - What advice would you give your younger self? 25:20 - What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it? 25:33 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 25:44 - What makes you happiest?
26:18
March 7, 2021
#109 - Michael Martocci - On Bootstrapping to $50Mil Per Year, Effective Cash Management and Outsourcing to Machines
Michael Martocci is the CEO and founder of SwagUp, an incredibly fast growing company that is just 3 years old and is 8-figures bootstrapped. Today we will discuss how to transition from founder to CEO and how to build a tech company when you are not technical. We will also touch on how to bootstrap and effectively manage your cash when you are growing, and how to make great decisions that help you grow a company to scale quickly. All this and much more, up next. Bullet points 00:50 - Intro 03:21 - The start as an entrepreneur 06:20 - Meeting Richard Branson and dropping out from school 09:34 - The sport business with NFL 11:53 - SwagUp 14:25 - Why clients need Swag 19:20 - Growing quickly 23:32 - Understanding the Cash Conversion Cycle 26:43 - Where to learn more about the CCC 28:26 - Acquiring customers 31:50 - Transitioning from founder to CEO 37:40 - Signs you need to hire, and how to do it 43:39 - Where to find out more 44:35 - Rapid fire question round 45:15 - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? 47:49 - What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? 49:41 - Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? 51:17 - How do you hire top talent? 54:10 - How do you evaluate a good business deal? 56:18 - How do you identify a good business partner? 59:22 - What is one of your proudest moments? 01:02:14 - What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? 01:03:45 - What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? 01:05:35 - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? 01:10:55 - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? 01:12:45 - What advice would you give your younger self? 01:14:30 - What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it? 01:19:11 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 01:20:43 - What makes you happiest? 01:23:09 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:25:05
February 28, 2021
#108 - Ron Robinson on the secret to getting picked up by magazines, knowing how to talk to the press and growing rapidly
Ron Robinson is the founder and CEO of BeautyStat Cosmetics. After 20 years of experience in the business developing big beauty brands, Ron founded his own 18 months ago and is seeing amazing growth. Everybody loves their hero product so much, that it has been named one of the best brands by massive magazines, like Cosmopolitan and Vogue. Join us today as we discuss the secret to getting picked up by magazines, the correct way to talk to the press and growing rapidly. Bullet points 00:41 - Intro 02:30 - The start as an entrepreneur 04:12 - Overcoming self-doubt 06:08 - Having a large audience on social media 06:58 - Monetization 07:52 - Launching the first beauty product 10:16 - Where most customers learnt about the brand at first 11:59 - Finding, negotiating and working with influencers 13:46 - The secret to getting picked up by magazines 16:20 - The correct way to talk to the press 19:03 - Choosing who to talk to 20:20 - What’s next 21:57 - Rapid fire question round 22:15 - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? 22:32 - What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? 23:19 - Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? 23:51 - How do you hire top talent? 24:34 - How do you evaluate a good business deal? 26:40 - How do you identify a good business partner? 27:48 - What is one of your proudest moments? 29:09 - What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? 31:54 - Sleep hacks 34:34 - What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? 35:05 - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? 36:17 - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? 37:00 - What advice would you give your younger self? 39:02 - What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it? 40:34 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 41:42 - What makes you happiest? 43:13 - Any asks or requests for the audience? 45:06 - Giving back and how to get in touch
46:57
February 20, 2021
#107 - Lucy Bloomfield on Having a digital nomad lifestyle, making too much money and building successful product companies
Lucy Bloomfield is an expert in ecommerce growth who built her own skincare company from 0 to 10,000 customers in just 18 months. She is currently the CEO and founder of 10,000 Customers, where she works with ecommerce businesses to get them to that 10,000 customer level and beyond, and help them to overcome the challenges that come after that 7-figure revenue level. Bullet points 00:25 - Intro 02:25 - The start as an entrepreneur 03:55 - Starting a skin care company 04:25 - The first lesson: choosing the name for the company 04:45 - The second lesson: choosing a business partner 05:55 - The biggest problem clients have: making too much money 08:21 - Teaching women and men how to build successful product companies 10:24 - The leverage problem 16:00 - The volume problem 17:33 - The most common problems in ecommerce businesses and how to fix them 26:0 - Do you have a leverage problem? 28:20 - Tips on fulfillment 28:55 - Tips on cashflow 29:41 - Tips on admin and marketing 31:43 - What roles you shouldn’t outsource 35:15 - Where to find out more 36:00 - Rapid fire question round 36:42 - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? 37:50 - What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? 38:41 - Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? 40:17 - How do you hire top talent? 45:49 - What is one of your proudest moments? 47:27 - What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? 48:39 - What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? 52:34 - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? 54:37 - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? 58:59 - What advice would you give your younger self? 01:00:01 - What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it? 01:02:02 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 01:04:24 - What makes you happiest? 01:05:26 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:08:24
February 14, 2021
#106 - Tanner Chidester on Why It's All About the Marketing, Perceived Value and Scaling Rapidly
Tanner Chidester is the CEO and co-founder of Elite CEOs, who have generated over 25 M dollars revenue in the last three years. Along with his team, he works with business owners and fitness pros to help them sustainably scale their businesses to 7-figures, teaching people to create and scale online courses, services and programs. Tanner is also the proud owner of a 10 x ClickFunnels Award and a published author. Bullet points 00:35 - Intro 02:35 - The start as an entrepreneur 04:55 - Getting into marketing and sales 07:32 - Selling door to door 10:38 - Selling on the phone 12:45 - Scaling from one-to-one 14:19 - Elite CEO 16:24 - The method to scale service-based companies 19:06 - The conversion conversation 22:08 - The audience 24:10 - The simple advice for scaling rapidly 27:50 - The first sales call 31:56 - What to expect from a call with Elite CEOs 35:10 - Where to find out more 35:40 - Rapid fire question round 36:11 - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? 36:46 - What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? 37:18 - Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? 38:07 - How do you hire top talent? 39:11 - How do you evaluate a good business deal? 40:49 - How do you identify a good business partner? 42:42 - What is one of your proudest moments? 44:31 - What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? 45:30 - What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? 47:45 - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? 48:33 - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? 49:25 - What advice would you give your younger self? 50:16 - Identifying a good coach 52:00 - What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it? 52:48 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 53:32 - What makes you happiest? 55:10 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
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February 7, 2021
#105 - Shihan Chowdhury on 8-Figure revenues by understanding, delighting and injecting some real life into your customer experience
Shihan Chowdhury is the CIO and co-founder of Power Media Group, a multimedia marketing company that has 4 K brands under its umbrella, each one generating between 7 and 8 figures revenue. Shihan is an expert on building amazing ecommerce brands that perform. Today he will share his proven-steps to grow an ecommerce business, and how focusing on customer service and understanding the “why” can be the key to get people to come back Bullet points 00:40 - Intro 02:24 - The start as an entrepreneur 06:30 - Shifting from teas to supplements: differences and similarities 09:27 - The social algorithm 12:50 - The team 14:36 - The steps to building an ecommerce brand 18:34 - Getting people to come back 23:11 - Mimicking the in-store experience online 24:36 - Making ecommerce personal 26:00 - Understanding your clients: segmentation tools 27:29 - Where to find out more 29:53 - Rapid fire question round 29:48 - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? 30:24 - What is the most common or biggest mistake leaders make? 31:10 - Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? 32:21 - How do you hire top talent? 33:26 - How do you evaluate a good business deal? 34:16- How do you identify a good business partner? 35:01 - What is one of your proudest moments? 35:48 - What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? 36:57 - What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? 38:21 - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? 38:46 - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? 41:08 - What advice would you give your younger self? 41:46 - What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it? 42:47 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 44:32 - What makes you happiest? 45:31 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
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January 31, 2021
#104 - Oliver Kenyon on conversion rates, building landing pages, funnels and websites
Oliver Kenyon is an UK fully qualified chef turned entrepreneur, who has managed to establish and scale several online companies. Oliver co-founded Landing Page Guy, a design and development company dedicated to maximizing their client’s online return by supplying landing pages that bring proven results. Today we welcome Oliver back to the show, where he shares all his best tips and tricks for building a successful brand with the help of a high-converting landing page. If you want to find out more about Oliver’s story and how to create amazing landing pages, you can listen to Episode 45. Bullet points 00:50 - Intro 03:54 - Doing money quickly vs building a stable business 06:48 - Building a community 07:30 - Focus on no-shady tactics 09:18 - The landing page: moving the needle 0:24 - Pre and post purchase experience 15:46 - The checkout 20:47 - Getting clever with shipping costs 22:14 - Tipping 24:24 - The upsell: user experience 29:38 - The upsell: community feel 32:51 - What to include in your thank you page 33:58 - Including inserts 39:38 - The landing page 43:10 - Bundle and multipacks 47:00 - Subscriptions 51:23 - Where to find out more
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January 24, 2021
#103 - Levi Chulick on Explosive 8-Figure Growth, Killer Creative and Overcoming The Impossible
Levi Chulick is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Averr Aglow, an 8-figure skin care brand crushing the Internet. Before going into skincare, Levi had success with all kinds of endeavours, such as landscaping, app development and subscriptions. Levi is an expert on connecting with the consumer, psychology and language patterns, and speaking the language of the customer to develop an amazing product. Bullet points 00:50 - Intro 03:12 - The start as an entrepreneur and first businesses 07:54 - Encountering legal problems 10:40 - Starting Averr Aglow 16:57 - Connecting with the consumer 21:35 - The process for product development 23:30 - Honing in on your demographic 25:51 - Getting the customers’ attention 29:45 - Looking at the principles 33:53 - Overcoming the impossible 37:12 - Where to find out more 38:02 - Rapid fire question round 38:28 - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? 39:11 - What is the most common or biggest mistake that you see leaders making? 40:00 - Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? 41:47 - How do you hire top talent? 42:42 - How do you evaluate a good business deal? 43:35- How do you identify a good business partner? 44:40 - What is one of your proudest moments? 45:32 - What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? 46:40 - What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? 49:30 - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? 49:53 - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? 50:14 - What advice would you give your younger self? 51:16 - What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it? 52:02 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 52:34 - What makes you happiest? 53:07 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
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January 17, 2021
#102 - Natasha Semago on Massive Ecommerce Growth Through Deep Customer Connection and Real Solutions
Natasha Semago is the founder and CEO of VeeFresh, a multi 7-figure company in the feminine care space that makes vaginal health easy. Natasha founded VeeFresh based on her personal struggle with recurring bacterial vaginosis and the desire to help other women who have experienced chronic vaginal issues. After years of trial and error, Natasha is finally sharing the nature-based solutions she found, and is helping women take back their confidence through community, education, and effective solutions. Bullet Points 00:34 - Intro 02:31 - The start as an entrepreneur 06:20 - How the business idea came around 08:50 - The first product 10:48 - Getting started: manufacturing and marketing 13:47 - Taking off 16:56 - Deepening the connection with the customers 19:52 - What’s next 22:09 - Where to find out more 22:55 - Rapid fire question round 23:26 - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? 24:15 - What is the most common or biggest mistake leaders make? 25:54 - Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? 27:08 - How do you hire top talent? 28:26 - How do you evaluate a good business deal? 29:23 - How do you identify a good business partner? 30:36 - What is one of your proudest moments? 31:41 - What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? 32:53 - What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? 34:30 - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? 35:02 - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? 35:40 - What advice would you give your younger self? 36:14 - What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it? 38:35 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 39:35 - What makes you happiest? 41:15 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
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January 10, 2021
#101 - Deividas Mikocionis on 9-Figure Growth, Relentless Testing & Psychedelics
Deividas Mikocionis is the co-founder at Sugatan.io, a growth hacking agency for ecommerce businesses. After starting from scratch two years ago, they are currently working with three brands that combined are going to make 120 million dollars in revenue this year alone. The agency drives sales using content marketing and growth hacking techniques in combination with viral marketing and direct response advertising. Bullet points 00:35 - Intro 03:05 - The start as an entrepreneur 09:44 - The learning methodology 12:30 - How to stay disciplined 15:55 - Ecommerce growth 19:12 - The low hanging fruit at different stages of growth 27:31 - The most common mistakes with Facebook and Instagram ads and how to solve them 30:27 - Testing Facebook ads 32:35 - The early indicators when you are testing 34:38 - Scaling campaigns 41:00 - Driving traffic during testing 41:55 - Where to find out more 45:57 - Rapid fire question round 46:20 - If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money? 48:44 - What is the most common leadership mistake? 49:30 - Who is the best leader ever (alive or dead) and why? 50:23 - How do you hire top talent? 51:44 - How do you evaluate a good business deal? 53:10 - How do you identify a good business partner? 54:09 - What is one of your proudest moments? 56:18 - What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know? 56:55 - What would you advise to someone who wants to get into psychedelics safely? 01:00:24 - What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful? 01:02:29 - What book (or books) changed your mindset or life? 01:02:56 - What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about? 01:07:02 - What advice would you give your younger self? 01:08:00 - What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it? 01:09:02 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 01:09:45 - What makes you happiest? 01:11:08 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:13:58
January 3, 2021
#100 - Tahira Nizari-Buermann - Fast Growing Agribusiness, Forbes Features and War Zone Adventures
Tahira Nizari-Buermann is the co-founder and managing director of Kazi Yetu, an agribusiness selling delicious teas from Tanzania. Kazi Yetu is a social enterprise with a triple bottom line, meaning it’s all about the social impact, the environmental impact as well as flourishing as a financially healthy business. Find out how the company managed to grow massively (a lot of the time almost by accident) while promoting local value addition, in today's episode of Smarter Destiny Podcast. Bullet points 00:30 - Intro 02:25 - Life in Tanzania 03:22 - The start of the entrepreneurial journey 05:46 - Tanzania’s teas 06:35 - Increasing income for families in rural areas 08:44 - A taste for tea 10:00 - Tahira’s previous business experience 10:56 - Start with the market 14:38 - What production looks like right now 17:07 - The triple bottom line: creating shared value 18:30 - The environmental approach 19:55 - Being an enlightened entrepreneur 21:56 - Digitalizing traceability 24:02 - The almost accidental online success 27:57 - The Forbes feature 29:07 - Exploring other uses for tea 30:42 - Where to find out more 31:23 - Rapid fire question round 31:38 - What superhero would you be and why? 32:54 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 34:15 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 41:01 - What is one random act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 41:41 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 43:22 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 44:27 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 45:20 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 48:02 - Who do you admire above everyone else and why? 46:51 - What book do you read, recommend or gift the most? 47:49 - What silly thing should people do more of? 49:03 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 50:04 - What makes you happiest? 50:54 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
52:53
December 27, 2020
#99 - Freddy Ward - Selling sustainable, but difficult products, perfectly.
Freddy Ward is the co-founder and CEO of Wild, the natural deodorant tackling the single use plastic issue. Wild is reinventing sustainability in the bathroom with stylish, natural and sustainable products delivered to your door. The brand has raised 2 M pounds in investment and already are a 7-figure company. Find out the complete story, plus some great tips on branding and marketing, up next. Bullet points 00:40 - Intro 03:00 - The start of the entrepreneurial journey 05:20 - Learning about sales 07:49 - Transferring the skills to Hello Fresh 11:00 - Leveraging tactics: it's not about creating a brand 13:14 - Getting started with direct mail 16:32 - What angle works in direct mail 18:10 - What is a good response rate in direct mail 19:37 - Transitioning away from Hello Fresh 26:10 - Developing the formula for a new natural deodorant 31:26 - Raising 2 M pounds 35:01 - Having a great partner 37:05 - Top channels for new customer acquisition 40:00 - The strategy for customers leaving reviews 44:06 - Where to find out more 44:52 - Rapid fire question round 45:10 - What superhero would you be and why? 45:34 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 46:16 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 46:50 - What is one random act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 47:32 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 48:24 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 49:38 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 50:10 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 50:36 - What book do you read, recommend or give the most? 51:20 - What silly thing should people do more of? 51:58 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 52:16 - What makes you happiest? 52:49 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
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December 20, 2020
#98 - Kris Dehnert - The one-to-many philosophy
Kris Dehnert is a serial entrepreneur that has found success in a lot of different industries, suchs as real estate, apparel, restaurants, print on demand, consulting and social media management. Kris was one of the earliest super affiliates on Teespring, and he has made more than 35 M in sales online since his early days figuring out Facebook. He is currently the CEO and Partner of Dugout Mugs, which has been doing 7-figure revenue per year at an 8-figure valuation, and it only launched in 2017. Kris is also the founder and President of Dehnert Media Group, where he consults with businesses in the areas of sales, marketing, and ecommerce. He has consulted for two billion-dollar companies and tons of multiple 7-figures companies. Bullet points 00:35 - Intro 02:11 - The start of the entrepreneurial journey 05:44 - Leveraging social media to do traditional business 08:36 - The next thing: real estate and 2008 10:30 - Treating everything like a real business 12:51 - Moving into passive income: creating an affiliate program and consulting 16:38 - Consulting for 2 billion-dollar companies: creating a conversation 20:53 - The best gamification examples 22:56 - People want to belong 23:47 - How Dugout Mugs started 29:11 - Personal core metrics 36:30 - Where to find out more 38:35 - Rapid fire question round 39:06 - What superhero would you be and why? 39:48 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 40:11 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 42:16 - What is one random act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 43:33 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 44:41- What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 45:21 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 46:54 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 47:55 - What book do you read, recommend or gift the most? 49:00 - What silly thing should people do more of? 53:39 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 55:05 - What makes you happiest? 56:51- Any asks or requests for the audience?
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December 12, 2020
#97 - Hannah Carter - Revolutionizing the food industry one ogg at a time
Hannah Carter is the founder and CEO of LoveOggs.com, an innovative brand replacing eggs for a plant-based alternative. She is on a mission to remove the ‘hidden’ animal products in our food, starting with eggs. Love Oggs is quite a new company, but it has already hit multiple 7-figures revenue and it's being sold in the 3 biggest retail stores in the UK. Bullet points 00:30 - Intro 02:10 - The start of the entrepreneurial journey 04:00 - Retraining and realizing the individual’s potential 08:38 - Stress and what “go with the flow” really means 13:14 - Going vegetarian and the impact on the environment 15:40 - Looking for an egg alternative 20:29 - The challenges of developing the product 26:30 - Scaling to 7-figures in the first 9 months 26:50 - The selling tactic that landed the three biggest supermarkets 29:50 - PR: focus on the message 33:15 - Choosing “the least wrong” 37:40 - Where to find out more 39:55 - Rapid fire question round 40:09 - What superhero would you be and why? 40:50 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 41:27 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 42:47 - What is one random act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 44:15 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 45:02 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 46:07 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 49:02 - What do you do in your downtime? 50:16 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 53:05 - What book do you read, recommend or gift the most? 53:40 - What silly thing should people do more of? 54:55 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 57:03 - What makes you happiest? 58:25 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
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December 5, 2020
#96 - Alex Keyan - 8-Figure Revenues from Repeat Customers, in House Teams and Consistent Product Formulation.
Alex Keyan is a serial entrepreneur with multiple 7 and 8 figures businesses to his name. He is the CEO and Founder of goPure, an amazing brand developing innovative skin care. Alex is a true marketing and ecommerce expert: his current venture is an 8-figure with a 50% repeat business rate, without doing subscriptions. Bullet points 00:37 - Intro 02:20 - The starting point 05:35 - Launching the first 7-figure business 08:27 - Taking the learnings from one business to the next one 08:55 - Going solo 12:35 - The next businesses 15:16 - From selling other people’s brands to forming your own 17:06 - Launching the current brand: goPure 19:07 - The first hero product and the d2c model 20:19 - The biggest mistake 22:18 - Having an in-house team vs leveraging the expertise of an agency 25:28 - Building business culture 26:55 - The best marketing decisions 31:49 - Knowing and tracking customer lifetime value 5:38 - The top traffic sources 37:55 - Rapid fire question round 38:33 - What superhero would you be and why? 39:22 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 40:18 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 41:39 - What is one random act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 43:27 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 44:14 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 46:17 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 47:50 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 50:08 - What book do you read, recommend or gift the most? 51:55 - What silly thing should people do more of? 52:20 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 53:10 - What makes you happiest? 54:04 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
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November 29, 2020
#95 - Sebastien Vanderlinden - Selling online vs offline
Sebastien Vanderlinde is the co-founder & CEO of Yumi Nutrition, a multi 7-figure turnover ecommerce brand selling both online and offline. The Manchester-based company makes taking vitamins a more pleasurable experience by delivering key nutrition to their customers through gummy format, and has become one of the leading chewable vitamin companies in the UK. Bullet points 00:40 - Intro 02:55 - The start as an entrepreneur 06:45 - The first app idea: Spotlinks 07:46 - Getting into ecommerce and vitamins 11:34 - Finding a manufacturer in the early days 14:47 - Revenue growth 18:03 - Raising investment 23:23 - Spending the investment money in a successful way 25:36 - Selling online vs offline 30:30 - How retailers find out about the brand 32:16 - The margin in retail 35:28 - Where does cold traffic comes from 37:50 - Where to find out more 39:11 - Rapid fire question round 39:37 - What superhero would you be and why? 40:22 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 40:55 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 41:56 - What is one random act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 42:35 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 43:24 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 44:22 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 44:56 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 45:58 - Who do you admire above everyone else and why? 46:53 - What book do you read, recommend or gift the most? 48:24 - What silly thing should people do more of? 48:58 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be?49:53 - What makes you happiest? 51:11 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
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November 21, 2020
#94 - Kirk Cooper - Making Amazon Millions in a Completely Different Way
Kirk Cooper is the founder of Ecom Automation Gurus, which provides done-for-you Amazon automation businesses. Ecom Automation fully manages Amazon businesses for their clients, allowing them to have a passive income based business. The results really speak for how well Kirk knows how to do it: his personal store that does more than USD 600K a month, and has multiple clients doing multiple 7-figures a year. Bullet points 00:35 - Intro 02:47 - The start of the journey: teaching and coaching 06:00 - Building the first businesses 08:37 - Building revenue 09:15 - Dropshipping and using credit cards 10:52 - Margins 12:04 - Keeping it local 13:16 - Amazon ranking 17:07 - Building a team 20:25 - Why run stores for others? 24:26 - The initial process 28:34 - The risk of losing your account 31:27 - The fee structure 38:47 - The biggest mistake Amazon sellers make 40:51 - Winning the buy button 43:04 - Where to find out more 44:45 - Rapid fire question round 45:05 - What superhero would you be and why? 45:32 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 46:30 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 47:35 - What is one random act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 49:15 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 50:24 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 52:46 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 53:53 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 54:58 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 56:20 - What book do you read, recommend or gift the most? 57:19 - What silly thing should people do more of? 58:07 - What makes you happiest? 59:34 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:01:17
November 14, 2020
#93 - Cody Iverson - The key to a successful advertising campaign
Cody Iverson is the CEO and co-founder of VisCap Media. After owning a number of ecommerce brands and businesses that generated multiple 7-figures in revenue across them, he's now doing it on the agency side. VisCap Media is an agency that specializes in creating high-converting direct response ads for D-to-C ecommerce brands. Bullet points 00:45 - Intro 03:32 - The entrepreneurial start 05:16 - Creating the first businesses 09:22 - Don't recreate the wheel 11:30 - From selling products to helping others to sell 13:51 - Getting the first clients 15:57 - Direct response 19:35 - Microads 22:23 - Creating a great business culture 24:09 - The hiring process 26:18 - Where to find out more 27:15 - Rapid fire question round 27:45 - What superhero would you be and why? 29:55 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 31:04 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 32:33 - What is one random act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 33:35 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 34:40 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 36:28 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 39:14 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 40:12 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 41:10 - What book do you read, recommend or gift the most? 43:37 - What silly thing should people do more of? 44:55- If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 47:01 - What makes you happiest? 48:02 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
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November 8, 2020
#92 - James Corr - Helping Shopify merchants grow
Intro James Corr is an entrepreneur focused on product development, marketing and optimization. While operating the successful growth consultancy OnlyGrowth, James worked with Shopify Plus merchants, and realized there had to be a better way for brands to build meaningful relationships with their customers. Passionate about helping them grow, James cofounded SMS Live to help Shopify merchants increase conversions using text messages. Bullet points 00:50 - Intro 03:20 - The start of the journey: building websites 05:13 - Getting into Facebook 07:20 - Working with brands 08:30 - OnlyGrowth 09:27 - What can brands optimize? 12:53 - SMS Live 15:40 - What stats you should look at 17:13 - ROI 19:00 - Personalizing SMS Live for you 21:56 - Order status + post-purchase follow-up 25:25 - How to get started 27:08 - Rapid fire question round 27:31 - What superhero would you be and why? 28:00 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 28:31 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 29:24 - What is one random act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 30:06 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 30:51 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 31:58 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 32:32 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 33:18 - What book do you read or gift the most? 34:11 - What silly thing should people do more of? 34:57 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 36:00 - What makes you happiest? 36:51 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
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November 1, 2020
#91 - Tony Grebmeier - The journey to fulfillment
Tony Grebmeier is a serial entrepreneur. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of ShipOffers, a products and fulfillment 8-figure company that specializes in helping entrepreneurs worldwide since 2001. Tony is also the creator of the Be Fulfilled brand, which empowers entrepreneurs with courses, journals, podcasts, and events to help them become more fulfilled in life. Bullet points 00:50 - Intro 03:17 - The start of the entrepreneurial journey 07:19 - The first jobs 09:50 - Launching ShipOffers 11:14 - Becoming a millionaire and losing it all 17:00 - Coming back from the loss 26:02 - The Be Fulfilled Journal 33:43 - Where to find out more about the Be Fulfilled Movement 34:47 - ShipOffers 41:00 - Where to find out more about ShipOffers 42:29 - Rapid fire question round 42:57 - What superhero would you be and why? 43:27 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 43:48 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 45:30 - What is one random act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 46:28 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 47:11 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 48:21 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 50:02 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 58:38 - Who do you admire above everyone else and why? 59:22 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:02:27 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:02:47 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:04:27 - What makes you happiest? 01:06:52 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:10:57
October 25, 2020
#90 - Alex Schlinsky - Understanding the true meaning of C.U.L.T.U.R.E.
Alex Schlinsky is an entrepreneur, coach, speaker and an expert on culture. He is the CEO of Sky Social Media, a unique digital marketing firm that helps business owners and companies scale past seven figures by helping them implement systems and cultivate culture. His mission is to help entrepreneurs break free from the “Freelancer's Trap” and become the CEO of their own profitable marketing or coaching agency. Find out how, on today’s episode of Smarter Destiny Podcast. 00:40 - Intro 02:45 - The start of the entrepreneurial journey 09:00 - Changing paths 12:42 - Becoming a social media manager 16:00 - Sky Social Media 19:35 - The honeymoon from hell 23:17 - The coma test 30:55 - The importance of culture 36:00 - Top three culture building tips 36:33 - Team culture 41:04 - Having a core mission statement 41:54 - Understanding the 7 words in C.U.L.T.U.R.E. 48:42 - Where to find out more 49:30 - Rapid fire question round 49:45 - What superhero would you be and why? 51:14 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 52:05 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 53:17 - What is one random act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 54:23 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 55:20 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 57:40 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 58:50 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 59:53 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 01:00:45 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:02:40 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:04:03 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:05:10 - What makes you happiest? 01:08:56 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:12:02
October 19, 2020
#89 - Ian Nagy - The formula that works for creating a great ad
Ian Nagy is a copywriter who mastered the art of creating amazing YouTube ads. He is the co-founder of Inceptly, a digital marketing agency that does done-for-you YouTube services for D2C brands and manages over 3 million US dollars a month on ad spend. After needing to do competitive research for their clients, they built VidTao, the free software for tracking top-performing YouTube ads. Today he shares his fascinating life story, from studying oceanography and travelling the world, to leaving it all behind and becoming the person he is today. Bullet points 00:57 - Intro 03:30 - The start of the journey 06:50 - Getting into meditation 09:20 - Starting nursing school 12:05 - Becoming a direct response copywriter 21:10 - Working remotely 21:50 - Getting a business partner 25:20 - What makes a successful physical product ecommerce ad on YouTube 33:54 - Facebook ads vs. YouTube ads 35:52 - Where should your ad send people to 38:21 - The research formula 41:24 - Doing a deep-dive survey 42:02 - What comes after the research process: testing variables 46:06 - Calculating your ad budget 48:38 - Why you should aim for a 25% view rate 50:23 - Where to find out more 51:40 - Rapid fire question round 51:58 - What superhero would you be and why? 52:20 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 53:00 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 53:50 - What is one random act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 54:50 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 55:30 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 57:21 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 58:22 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 58:55 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 01:01:26 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:03:29 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:04:05 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:05:00 - What makes you happiest? 01:05:23 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:06:01
October 11, 2020
#88 - Tony Whatley - The Side Hustle Millionaire
Tony Whatley is a serial entrepreneur, a business mentor, speaker and best-selling author. He is best known as co-founder of LS1Tech, an online automotive community which grew into the largest of its kind and sold for millions, only five years after starting. Tony is a strong advocate for building large online communities, and has built groups with over a half-million combined registered members. In 2015, Tony decided to focus on building businesses full-time, and left behind a multiple six-figure salary range to do what he loves. 00:50 - Intro 03:20 - The start of the entrepreneurial journey 07:43 - The american dream 09:04 - Pursuing mechanical engineering 10:30 - The first business: creating a revolutionary circuit 11:02 - The second business: designing web pages 12:40 - Launching LS1Tech 20:56 - Building a community 28:32 - Managing your community 33:26 - Exiting the company 43:07 - Becoming a mentor 49:50 - Overcoming stage fear 53:08 - Where to find out more 54:00 - Rapid fire question round 54:25 - What superhero would you be and why? 54:54 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 55:26 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 56:10 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 58:05 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 58:57 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 01:00:41 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:02:36 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:04:50 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 01:06:27 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:08:36 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:10:10 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:11:23 - What makes you happiest? 01:12:22 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:13:42
October 3, 2020
#87 - Umar Qamar - Making fashion sustainable
Umar Qamar is an experienced entrepreneur and sales director with a history of working in the apparel and fashion industry. He is the founder of Elo, an 8-figure brand that sells sustainably in the ecommerce space, and one of Pakistan's most successful ecommerce stores. Bullet points 00:53 - Intro 03:33 - The start of the entrepreneurial journey 07:13 - Getting into online selling 09:18 - What to do with extra stock 12:28 - Taking up more inventory 15:20 - Getting 2 M visitors a month 15:57 - Selling internationally 17:10 - Selling in Pakistan vs. in the West 21:35 - Advertising: why showing the actual product is key 24:27 - How the app came about 25:45 - Driving traffic to the app 29:39 - Elo’s mission 33:15 - Where to find out more 33:50 - Rapid fire question round 34:35 - What superhero would you be and why? 35:32 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 39:10 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 40:02 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 42:52 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 44:52 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 46:18 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 47:14 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 48:30 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 49:26 - What book do you read or gift the most? 51:00 - What makes you happiest?
52:04
September 27, 2020
#86 - Kimanzi Constable - The impact of becoming a contributor
Kimanzi Constable is a former delivery driver turned writer. He is a best-selling author, international speaker and a life and business coach. Kimanzi is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fox News, Mind Body Green, Success Magazine and more, and an editor at The Good Men Project. He teaches his students how to be featured in publications, and does corporate consulting as well. Bullet points 01:06 - Intro 04:30 - Becoming an entrepreneur and a writer 11:18 - Learning to leverage audiences 13:32 - The first successful article 15:16 - The writing strategy 16:53 - Discovering large publications 20:46 - Becoming a consultant 23:35 - Finding a balance between adding value and delivering your message 26:40 - The difference between a guest poster and a contributor 28:30 - Contributing requirements 29:53 - Contributing guidelines 31:11 - How features come about 34:20 - Helping entrepreneurs grow 38:44 - Growing a podcast from contribution 42:40 - Become a contributor: where to start 46:46 - Promoting books 50:55 - Generating revenue from publications 53:20 - Where to find out more about Kimanzi Constable 54:13 - Rapid fire question round 54:40 - What superhero would you be and why? 55:07 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 55:56 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 56:54 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 58:12 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 01:00:45 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 01:02:12 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:04:05 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:04:48 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 01:05:44 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:07:17 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:08:00 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:08:30 - What makes you happiest? 01:09:40 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:09:56
September 20, 2020
#85 - Frederick Light - Game on: The story behind BodyRock
Frederick Light is the founder and Chief Executive Officer at BodyRock, the famous home workout movement with nearly 3 million fans on Facebook, nearly 1 million on YouTube, over 250 thousand Instagram followers and 1.5 billion videos views. Since its start in 2008, BodyRock has helped hundreds of thousands of people achieve their health and fitness goals remotely. Join us today to find out the struggles behind creating and scaling such a massive brand in today’s episode of Smarter Destiny. Bullet points 00:50 - Intro 02:55 - The start of the entrepreneurial journey 05:59 - Starting BodyRock 12:36 - Traveling and taking a loan 14:54 - The power of intention 19:50 - The first milestones 24:02 - Building a community outside of YouTube 26:50 - The time before influencers 29:04 - Getting started with affiliate marketing 31:00 - Getting into manufacturing 36:50 - The problem with the YouTube algorithm 37:45 - Jumping onto Facebook and getting into ecommerce 38:42 - Current traffic sources 41:50 - Current revenue and why scaling is expensive 44:53 - BodyRock Plus 49:03 - Where to find out more about BodyRock 49:30 - The struggles of being an entrepreneur 53:10 - Rapid fire question round 53:30 - What superhero would you be and why? 57:16 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 59:00 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 01:00:47 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 01:01:40 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 01:02:38 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:05:33 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:07:37 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:09:03 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:10:53 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:14:50 - What makes you happiest?
01:15:06
September 13, 2020
#84 - Adil Amarsi - The Alchemist of Persuasion
Adil Amarsi is the copywriter hired by the top companies looking to create powerful, emotional, and persuasive messages. Since 2008 his efforts have brought in over $700 million in sales for his clients selling their products and services. Using his ability, Abil has managed to live his best life while helping people, companies, celebrities in different industries and more go on to achieve massive success. Bullet points 00:50 - Intro 04:15 - The start of the journey 12:45 - Working in marketing 16:26 - How to get good at selling 19:05 - Struggling with debt 20:55 - Choosing a path 25:45 - The current work 28:27 - The two biggest mistakes in selling information products 34:57 - Why we buy things 40:40 - The most important element to catch attention 50:00 - What works for social media video ads 58:20 - How to become a better copywriter 01:02:20 - Where to find out more 01:04:50 - How to help others while valuing your own time 01:07:07 - Rapid fire question round 01:07:25 - What superhero would you be and why? 01:08:06 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 01:11:21 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 01:12:17 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 01:13:50 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 01:14:22 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 01:15:45 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:16:53 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:18:44 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 01:19:50 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:20:45 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:25:15 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:26:44 - What makes you happiest? 01:29:18 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:30:43
September 5, 2020
#83 - Tiffany Toombs - The problem with seeking pleasure and avoiding pain
Tiffany Toombs is a mindset performance coach and keynote speaker devoted to helping people get out of their own way. Tiffany works with entrepreneurs who want to realize their true potential by helping them optimize their mindset to overcome self sabotage, fear and self doubt. She also assists organizations increase employee engagement, productivity and retention by educating on and implementing high performance systems. Bullet points 00:50 - Intro 02:55 - The personal journey 07:40 - Becoming a mindset coach 09:30 - Giving therapy a try 12:20 - Going to personal development events 12:40 - Hiring life coaches 13:15 - Finding NLP and matrix therapy 17:18 - Helping others 23:04 - The most common challenges faced by entrepreneurs 26:20 - The three universal fears 28:26 - Understanding your belief system 32:19 - The power of manifestation 33:56 - Programming your mind 40:40 - The problem with seeking pleasure and avoiding pain 42:52 - Where to learn more 44:30 - Rapid fire question round 45:06 - What superhero would you be and why? 45:22 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 45:54 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 46:25 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 46:45 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 47:35 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 47:58 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 48:54 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 50:35 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 51:08 - What book do you read or give the most? 52:08 - What silly thing should people do more of? 52:42 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 53:02 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 53:15 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 53:32 - What makes you happiest? 54:08 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
57:38
August 30, 2020
#82 - David Wolfe - Creating a successful brand from scratch
David Wolfe is the CEO and Founder of Olivers, a high-quality men's activewear brand focused on the essentials. The brand started 6 years ago from a Kickstarter campaign which was at the time one of the 5 top-performing campaigns in the apparel category, and this 8-figure brand has been featured all over the place since. Find out David’s journey to creating and growing this successful brand in today’s episode of Smarter Destiny. Bullet points 00:54 - Intro 03:15 - The start of the journey 08:30 - What resonated with the early backers on Kickstarter 10:30 - The next step: fulfilling the orders 13:50 - What happens after completing the campaign 16:48 - The team 18:01 - Getting PR opportunities 21:04 - Online vs Offline 22:25 - Organic vs Paid 23:47 - The challenges 27:49 - The learnings 31:07 - Where to find out more about Olivers 32:15 - Rapid fire question round 32:40 - What superhero would you be and why? 33:03 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 34:30 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 36:39 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 37:40 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 39:12 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 41:09 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 42:44 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 43:20 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 44:53 - What book do you read or gift the most? 47:18 - What silly thing should people do more of? 48:33 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 49:02 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 49:35 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 50:57 - What makes you happiest? 51:40 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
50:57
August 24, 2020
#81 - Chris Meade - The Story behind CROSSNET
Chris Meade is an entrepreneur, inventor and the co-founder of CROSSNET, the world’s first four-way volleyball game. Chris and his friends designed and patented the game, which is easy to access and easy to understand. In just three years, the company sold 8-figures worth of products, built retail relationships with some of the world's largest stores and is soon going international. Bullet points 00:50 - Intro 02:47 - The starting point 05:00 - How the game came to be 07:44 - What makes people enjoy Crossnet more than regular Volleyball 10:55 - The next step: designing and manufacturing 13:07 - The first year 14:50 - Organizing tournaments 16:50 - Overcoming problems 19:18 - A typical inventory order 20:49 - The team 22:41 - Getting content for social media 25:46 - Advertising 27:20 - Marketing and reaching out 30:45 - The future of Crossnet and addressing challenges 34:00 - Where to find out more 34:40 - Rapid fire question round 35:15 - What superhero would you be and why? 35:50 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 36:10 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 37:17 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 37:50 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 38:43 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 39:52 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 40:47 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 41:34 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 41:54 -What book do you read or gift the most? 42:35 - What silly thing should people do more of? 43:03 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 45:15 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 46:44 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 47:07 - What makes you happiest? 48:10 - Some final tips 55:52 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
54:24
August 18, 2020
#80 - Florian Mueck - The power of persuasive communication
Florian Mueck is a world-class public speaker, trainer and author of 5 books. Before he started his rhetorical journey, he worked as a consultant and business development manager for almost a decade. After public speaking became his greatest passion, Florian has dedicated himself to helping companies and individuals boost their charisma by teaching them the power of persuasive communication and memorable presentations. Florian is the co-creator of the public speaking game, Rhetoric, the founder of Top Speakers and a collaborator of IESE Business School Barcelona. He offers keynote speeches, transformational communication seminars, presentation coaching and event moderation in English, German and Spanish mainly to international brands like Banco Santander, Metro Group, Danone, Microsoft or Moët Hennessy. Bullet points 00:52 - Intro 04:13 - The shift: anagnorisis 10:20 - The first sessions 13:05 - Getting the first big clients 16:45 - The most common reasons for speech training 19:14 - Some basic teachings to immediately become a better speaker 24:10 - Combating filler words 27:39 - The four A’s 34:10 - The importance of storytelling 35:02 - The prototype of all stories: the hero’s journey (CSI) 42:11 - Two more tips to apply right away 47:30 - Rapid fire question round 48:44 - What superhero would you be and why? 51:06 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 54:48 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 55:48 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 58:34 - ROCS 01:00:17 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 01:02:00 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 01:02:50 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:05:47 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:07:45 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 01:09:01 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:13:09 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:14:20 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:15:15 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 01:15:25 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 01:16:10 - What makes you happiest? 01:16:50 - Any asks or requests for the audience? 01:17:15 - Some final advice 01:21:26 - Where to find out more
01:25:02
August 9, 2020
#79 - Tom Wang - The secret to selling on Amazon in 2020
Tom Wang is a serial e-commerce entrepreneur who likes to "Scale the unscalable". After launching his first Amazon product in 2017, Tom was able to quit his 9-to-5 job that same year, and has built and scaled two 7-figures businesses since. Bullet points 00:36 - Intro 03:00 - The beginning as an entrepreneur 07:10 - Starting an Amazon business 09:07 - Why ‘bootstrap entrepreneur’ 12:38 - The first winning product 15:01 - From selling to teaching 21:57 - Competing to win 24:56 - Selling on Amazon in 2020 27:05 - How to get started 33:04 - Where to find out more 34:00 - Rapid fire question round 34:15 - What superhero would you be and why? 36:38 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 37:22 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 39:12 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 40:41 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 42:38 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 46:38 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 47:46 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 50:26 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 52:01 - What book do you read or gift the most? 54:30 - What silly thing should people do more of? 55:13 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 55:36 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 55:53 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 56:31 - What makes you happiest? 58:40 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:01:38
August 1, 2020
#78 - Tom Merrick - Achieving massive growth on YouTube: why content is king
Tom Merrick is a CHEK Exercise Coach and CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach with over 5 years of experience training which has consisted of everything from endurance and cardio to bodybuilding and powerlifting. Tom is passionate about the bodyweight movement and has over 470 K subscribers on YouTube, where he teaches how to be more flexible. Tom’s purpose is to provide guidance and a starting point for you to achieve your goals, whether you’re just starting out or working on advanced skills. Bullet points 01:00 - Intro 02:30 - The beginning of the journey 04:40 - What would be a good return in YouTube 06:35 - The years after university 09:45 - Starting a YouTube channel 12:10 - Having online clients 14:20 - The Dunning–Kruger effect 15:30- Assuming vs Reality 18:10 - Achieving massive growth on YouTube: why content is king 20:15 - Choosing how you want to come across 23:50 - Beat to the point 25:01 - Why retention is the only metric you should be paying attention to 26:45 - What kind of content is resonating right now 29:17 - Why should people stretch 32:40 - The benefits of getting cold 33:47 - Unwinding properly: the importance of light 37:03 - The benefits of red light therapy 41:02 - Where to find out more 42:52 - How important is the YouTube description 45:42 - Rapid fire question round 45:57 - What superhero would you be and why? 47:07 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 48:23 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 49:46 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 52:07 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 55:01 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 56:25 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 59:23 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 59:54 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 01:03:35 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:06:19 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:07:25 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:08:35 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 01:09:21 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 01:10:25 - What makes you happiest? 01:11:30 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:13:08
July 26, 2020
#77 - David Tomen - Optimizing your health through nootropics
David Tomen is a writer and natural health expert, founder of the rapidly-growing nootropicsexpert.com. an incredible website for those looking to learn more about nootropics from someone who actually has done the research, dug through the clinical trials and made it into an easy to understand format. After being diagnosed with adult ADD and dealing with memory loss, David found the answer he was looking for in nootropics. David comes from a copywriter background, and his mission as a natural and alternative health direct response copywriter is to help people lead healthier, happier lives. Bullet points 00:50 - Intro 02:30 - Getting into blogging and copywriting 05:00 - Getting sick 07:06 - Focusing on copywriting 08:45 - Learning about nootropics 09:50 - Having the right attitude 11:27 - Being diagnosed with adult ADD and PTSD 17:53 - Trying different medications 19:04 - Taking a one-year “stimulant-holiday” 21:45 - Beginning to cure memory loss 29:55 - The importance of testing on yourself 31:33 - Trying medathanol 36:50 - What happens when you stop taking nootropics 37:19 - Learn to listen to your body 44:05 - Future plans 46:12 - Where to find out more 52:00 - Rapid fire question round 52:20 - What superhero would you be and why? 53:15 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 54:03 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 59:05 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 01:00:40 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 01:02:48 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 01:04:30 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:07:04 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:08:14 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 01:09:55 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:12:02 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:12:33 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:14:30 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 01:14:50 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 01:16:20 - What makes you happiest? 01:17:30 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:20:04
July 12, 2020
#76 - Daxy Perez - How to grow your podcast
Daxy Perez is a marketing expert and a legend when it comes to making a successful podcast. He is the podcaster and founder of Podcast Success Secrets and the cofounder of Legacy Podcasting. Daxy is behind the success of many 6 to 9 figures entrepreneur podcasts, and he has generated 10s of millions of downloads across the shows he's helping, many of which have reached the top levels in the charts. Today we will learn his best tips on how to make the awesomely successful podcast that you want. Bullet points 00:46 - Intro 03:35 - Becoming an entrepreneur 05:50 - Taking the first steps 10:45 - Starting Legacy Podcasting 12:20 - Learning to adapt to different clients 14:28 - Getting more downloads 17:55 - Increasing the ranking 20:30 - Analyzing Smarter Destiny Podcast 25:15 - Podcasts as a way of communicating 28:48 - How to remind listeners to subscribe 31:10 - What is working in 2020 for growing a show 34:45 - What should a podcast website contain? 35:48 - Making it shareable 37:22 - Getting a podcast running 42:55 - The importance of reviews 45:45 - Where to find out more 46:19 - Rapid fire question round 46:36 - What superhero would you be and why? 47:40 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 49:20 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 50:19 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 51:02 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 51:55 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 52:30 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 53:47 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 54:14 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 55:20 - What book do you read or gift the most? 56:28 - What silly thing should people do more of? 57:14 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 57:52 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 58:18 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 58:50 - What makes you happiest? 01:00:18 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:01:42
July 3, 2020
#75 - Ryan Carter - The power of biohacking
Ryan Carter is a nutritionist, and the founder and CEO behind Live Vitae, an online health care nutrition and biohacking brand. Ryan helps his clients achieve more and unlock a better life through functional medicine and biohacking. Today he shares his journey, from being severely ill and underweight to achieving optimal health, and reveals the most common mistakes when it comes to optimizing your health, as well as how to fix them. Bullet points 00:57 - Intro 03:05 - The starting point 08:45 - Discovering (and solving) problems 12:30 - Symptoms of imbalance 15:30 - How to start tracking your symptoms 17:40 - Becoming a nutritional therapist 21:10 - Doing breathwork 23:30 - Getting traction on Instagram 25:43 - The best changes you can make right now 28:20 - Where to learn more about biohacking 31:20 - Nootropics 32:09 - Where to learn more about Ryan Carter 33:30 - Rapid fire question round 33:50 - What superhero would you be and why? 34:17 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 34:50 - Improving your health 36:40- The benefits of getting good light 45:50 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 47:40 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 48:16 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 50:11 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 50:33 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 53:18 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 53:35 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 54:18 - What book do you read or gift the most? 57:13 - What silly thing should people do more of? 58:30 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:00:07 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 01:00:24 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 01:01:30 - What makes you happiest? 01:02:05 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:01:39
June 30, 2020
#74 - Chris Belote - The local SEO king
Chris Belote is a digital marketer and the founder of www.innovativemarketing.net , which specialises in helping home service companies get new customers with digital marketing. Some of his most notable achievements include taking businesses from 600 thousand dollars a year to 2 million a year. Chris turns traffic into dollars, leveraging the power of Google for massive growth, and you can find out all his best kept secrets in today's episode of Smarter Destiny. Bullet points 00:45 - Intro 02:30 - The start as an entrepreneur 04:45 - Founding InnovativeMarketing.net 05:35 - The difference between SEO and local SEO 07:00 - How the process works 10:15 - The importance of cold tracking 12:45 - Recommended software 13:38 - How to better position brands in the local market 15:35 - The three areas to focus on: traffic, conversions and economics 16:17 - Using a different address to improve local SEO 20:41 - Three examples 21:50 - First example: a personal trainer 26:00 - Second example: a business coach 28:40 - Third example: a business in the beauty industry 33:00 - Where to find out more 34:10 - Another great free tool 35:14 - Rapid fire question round 35:30 - What superhero would you be and why? 36:20 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 38:00 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 39:38 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 41:08 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 45:18 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 47:23 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 49:06 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 50:13 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 51:35 - What book do you read or gift the most? 53:54 - What silly thing should people do more of? 55:12 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 57:18 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 58:15 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 59:13 - What makes you happiest? 01:00:20 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:03:27
June 28, 2020
#73 - Ryan Mulvihill - The secrets to email marketing
Ryan Mulvihill is an email marketing expert and the founder of Email Allstars, a Gold Partner of Klaviyo that helps businesses increase their sales with carefully executed strategies, thanks to email marketing and automation. In this episode Ryan shares some of the biggest mistakes companies make in email marketing, as well as his best tips on how to improve. Bullet points 00:35 - Intro 04:20 - The beginning as an entrepreneur 08:20 - Niching down 09:50 - The start of Email Allstars 11:10 - Moving across the world 14:05 - The desert story 16:40 - Being a Klaviyo master 18:30 - Managing clients efficiently 20:20 - Charging a fixed price 22:37 - What ecommerce brands are missing from their campaigns 25:27 - Expected purchase flow 26:27 - The most common mistakes in email marketing 26:10 - The three quickest wins 28:41 - Opt and nurture flow 30:11 - The abandoned cart 31:45 - The browse abandonment 33:45 - Where to learn more 34:40 - Rapid fire question round 35:03 - What superhero would you be and why? 35:38 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 36:06 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 37:24 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 38:45 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 39:30 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 40:18 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 41:25 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 42:25 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 44:03 - What book do you read or gift the most? 45:00 - What silly thing should people do more of? 45:45 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 46:42 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 47:40 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 48:10 - What makes you happiest? 49:00 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
50:26
June 22, 2020
#72 - Paul Franzreb - Creating massive growth fast
Paul Franzreb is a German entrepreneur and the CEO at Paul Valentine, the online jewelry and accessory business he co-founded with his sister. The company grew incredible fast in just its first year, thanks to its amazing digital marketing strategy. Paul is also an international speaker and has been invited numerous times by Facebook themselves to teach their employees and other marketers in the crowd how he does it. Right now Paul’s company has a 60-people team, and they are still scaling extremely fast. Bullet points 00:40 - Intro 02:35 - The start as an entrepreneur 03:40 - The first business: Paul Valentine 04:25 - Starting in ecommerce 06:05 - The early mistakes 08:30 - Find the right manufacturer 11:08 - Having a complementary partner 13:37 - Scaling up fast 15:45 - The power of influencer marketing 17:46 - Targeting different countries 19:20 - How to scale fast 23:00 - Building the product collection 24:25 - The importance of packaging 26:46 - The logistics of international shipping 28:30 - The challenges of hitting the 8-figures revenue level 30:00 - Having multiple traffic sources 35:02 - Figuring out what influencers to target 36:30 - Speaking at Facebook events 38:05 - Find the right people 40:30 - Where to learn more 41:35 - Rapid fire question round 41:21 - What superhero would you be and why? 41:30 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 43:00 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 43:55 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 45:21 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 47:55 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 48:48 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 50:57 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 51:17 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 52:00 - What book do you read or gift the most? 52:32 - What silly thing should people do more of? 53:03 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 53:53 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 54:46 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 56:02 - What makes you happiest? 57:00 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
58:49
June 18, 2020
#71 - Vidya Ravi - The key to relationship marketing
Vidya Ravi is a digital marketing specialist, funner builder and Facebook Ads expert. Over the past years, Vidya has worked in multiple successful online business launches, and amongst her current clients there are two comma club winners, coaches and well-known brands. Her speciality is helping ecommerce brands who want converting websites, sales funnels and lead building strategies. Bullet points 00:55 - Intro 03:30 - The start of the entrepreneurial journey 09:00 - Looking for a new job 10:16 - Getting burnout 11:05 - What is dal? 13:35 - Transforming the situation 16:35 - What’s working in digital marketing in 2020 22:03 - Relationship marketing 26:20 - One of the biggest mistakes Facebook advertisers are making 28:30 - How to avoid guesswork 33:09 - What works in creative in 2020 35:38 - Leveraging retargeting options 37:24 - Where to learn more 38:00 - Rapid fire question round 38:20 - What superhero would you be and why? 38:43 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 39:20 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 40:15 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 43:50 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 44:35 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 48:35 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 50:11 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 51:00 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 52:00- What book do you read or gift the most? 53:30 - What silly thing should people do more of? 54:40 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 56:14 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 56:40 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 57:38 golpe 57:40- What makes you happiest? 59:05 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:01:52
June 14, 2020
#70 - Tyler Sullivan - Focus on customer experience
Tyler Sullivan is the Founder of BombTech Golf, an ecommerce store with over $17 million sold online since 2012. While building BombTech Tyler decided to focus on email marketing, since he was faced with the challenge of not having more cash to invest in ads. His efforts really panned out, and currently 40% of BombTech’s revenue comes from email marketing. In addition to Bombtech, Tyler also runs eCom Growers, an email marketing agency for ecommerce brands. Bullet points 00:55 - Intro 03:15 - The start as an entrepreneur 07:20 - Getting fired 09:16 - BombTech Golf 10:50 - The top three traffic sources for an online business 13:13 - Email marketing 16:40 - Growing an email list 19:43 - Marketing on Snapchat 23:10 - The typical golf demographic 26:09 - The challenges and opportunities 27:30 - Repeat orders 28:30 - Customer service 35:17 - High-level strategies 41:00 - Where to find out more 41:40 - Rapid fire question round 42:05 - What superhero would you be and why? 42:25 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 43:45 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 44:25 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 45:40 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 46:35 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 49:55 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 50:26 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 52:22 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 55:10 - What book do you read or gift the most? 55:45 - What silly thing should people do more of? 56:47 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 59:05 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 01:00:50 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 01:01:42 - What makes you happiest? 01:02:50 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:05:39
June 11, 2020
#69 - Maxwell Finn - The ultimate digital marketer
Maxwell Finn is a serial entrepreneur who has turned his passion for entrepreneurialism, Facebook marketing and ecommerce into a successful career as a digital marketer. He has trained thousands of entrepreneurs on how to be better at running traffic and businesses, and is one of the first Two Comma Club award winners from ClickFunnels. Maxwell has spoken from massive stages and is frequently invited to speak at some of the biggest events and masterminds in the world. He has been a digital marketer, entrepreneur and consultant for over 10 years and currently specializes in helping 7-9 figure companies scale with paid traffic. Bullet points 00:53 - Intro 04:00 - Becoming an entrepreneur 08:00 - Learning about money 11:30 - Deciding what to do next 14:25 - The early businesses 17:40 - Loot!, the social marketing agency 21:28 - Raising funds 26:40 - Startup Drugz, the ecommerce store 32:15 - Developing new skills 36:20 - Why active listening is crucial 38:50 - The next venture 41:00 - Funding Quantum Media with Kevin Harrington 43:10 - The turning point 44:10 - The Two Comma Club award 47:45 -The current project: Unicorn Innovations 51:24 - The two models 58:03 - Building relationships 01:06:15 - Rapid fire question round 01:06:40 - What superhero would you be and why? 01:10:05 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 01:11:00 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 01:13:00 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 01:14:05 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 01:15:08 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 01:18:10 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:21:54 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:28:10 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 01:29:09 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:31:51 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:32:42 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:35:20 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 01:36:00 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 01:37:32 - What makes you happiest? 01:39:16 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:41:44
June 7, 2020
#68 - How To Travel First Class For Free
Tired of traveling in economy class? Is there no room for your legs? Endless queues? Sick of beeing the last on and out of the plain? Never again! Start flying as you deserve!
17:16
June 2, 2020
#66 - Kris Ward - Reclaim Your Life
Kris Ward is one of the leading authorities on productivity and building your business. She is the author of Win the Hour, Win the Day, the best-selling book that helps entrepreneurs grow their business without sacrificing their personal life. While most business owners think the answer to time management is finding more time, Kris reveals what has been holding you back, and gives simple time management principles you can start implementing right now. Bullet points 01:10 - Intro 03:00 - Kris’ experience 04:35 - Writing her new book, Win the hour, win the day 06:40 - Examining productivity 08:40 - The number one principle for productivity 13:00 - Why Kris wrote her book 15:02 - Who would benefit from the book 16:30 - Where to learn more: giveaway at https://www.winthehourwintheday.com/time-freedom 17:50 - Rapid fire question round 19:10 - What superhero would you be and why? 18:43 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 19:30 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 20:18 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 21:24 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 21:50 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 23:00 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 23:17 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 24:08 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 25:11 - What book do you read or gift the most? 25:40 - What silly thing should people do more of? 27:00 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 28:17 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 28:25 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 29:07 - What makes you happiest? 30:06 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
32:01
May 31, 2020
#65 - The powerful checkout hack to get more sales
Some minor suggestions for your webpage that will have a HUGE impact on yout sales.
04:43
May 27, 2020
#64 - Felix Brooks-Church - Feeding One Hundred Million People
Felix Brooks-church is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sanku, a nonprofit organization that equips small-scale maize millers to improve their flour with key nutrients, at a very low cost. They are fighting the malnutrition problem in the world, and doing a pretty good job with Felix’s machine, currently touching 2 M people everyday. Felix has recently done a TED talk in Tanzania, which will be available very soon. Bullet Points 00:42 - Intro 03:00 - The start as an entrepreneur in Ibiza 04:30 - Volunteering in Cambodia 06:00 - Getting into something bigger 07:00 - Going to Nepal to work on the new project 08:50 - The importance of fortified foods 10:30 - Developing a new machine 15:25 - Going to East Africa to try the machine 18:20 - Looking to scale up 19:35 - The logistics behind travelling to 300 mills 22:50 - The next steps 25:10 - Choosing to work with Sanku 29:25 - Why fortification is big impact/low cost 34:00 - Leaning on technology to know the impact of the project 35:35 - Rapid fire question round 36:10 - What superhero would you be and why? 36:42 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 37:30 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 38:30 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 39:20 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 40:23 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 40:55 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 41:53 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 42:55 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 43:44 - What book do you read or gift the most? 44:25 - What silly thing should people do more of? 45:10 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 45:30 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 45:45 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 46:10 - What makes you happiest? 46:50 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
48:48
May 25, 2020
#63 - Anik Singal - How to make money online
Anik Singal is a digital marketing expert, best-selling author and Founder and CEO of Lurn, Inc. the learning academy teaching entrepreneurs around the world the secret to financial freedom. Anik is also incredibly passionate about his philanthropy work. He has devoted his life to building schools, helping children and putting out love and support, all through his non-profit organization, For All Our Good. Bullet points 00:43 - Intro 04:15  - The origin story 11:15 - Finding your passion 16:30 - The foundation for building a business 18:50 - Where to build your audience 20:30 - Serving your audience 21:45 - Building an email list on 2020 23:03 - Building a brand new email list 25:30 - Building a funnel that works 28:35 - Passion for learning 31:39 - Philanthropy work 37:20 - Learn more about Lurn, Inc. 38:10 - Double down on audience building 40:12 - Assisting high-level entrepreneurs 42:50 - Rapid fire question round 43:05 - What superhero would you be and why? 46:05 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 47:50 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 50:25 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 55:30 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 56:25 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 57:50 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:00:30 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:01:25 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 01:03:15 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:04:45 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:05:45 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:06:07 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 01:07:10 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 01:08:00 - What makes you happiest? 01:09:45 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:12:23
May 23, 2020
#62 - How To Write a Book Even if you hate writing (as much as I do!)
The tricks and hacks on writing a book even if you hate writing as much as I go. In this episode I'll tell you about my own experience and everything you need to know to write your own book.
18:34
May 21, 2020
#61 - Phillippe Roireau - How to make everything possible
Philippe Roireau is the Head of Partnerships and Business Development at Gorgias, an amazing customer service Shopify app. He was previously Co-Founder at Dealeaz, an ecommerce-focused retailer that generated 20 million in revenue in its first 24 months. He also worked with both Google and Microsoft in marketing operations. Philippe is passionate about helping ecommerce merchants optimice scale both in their sales and back-end operations to boost profits. Bullet points 00:40 - Intro 03:00 - The start as an entrepreneur 05:40 - The next step: working at Microsoft and going back to study 07:20 - Getting recruited by Google 07:40 - Quitting to launch Zpirit, his beverage business 08:58 - Pivoting to ecommerce: dropshipping and building brands 09:40 - The value of formal education 13:05 - Building a successful online business 14:31 - Learning from dropshipping 18:16 - Choosing a business model 20:25 - Taking a step back 3:10 The three-step process for making customer service next level 30:12 - Special opportunity 32:05 - Rapid fire question round 32:36 - What superhero would you be and why? 33:20 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 34:27 - Negotiating tactics 36:24 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 37:45 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 41:51 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 43:04 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 44:39 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 46:05 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 48:20 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 49:10 - What book do you read or gift the most? 53:02 - What silly thing should people do more of? 54:06 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 56:05 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 56:45 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 57:21 - What makes you happiest? 58:20 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:00:49
May 17, 2020
#60 - Kevin Pasco - Living the life you want
Kevin Pasco is a young entrepreneur, well-known for his ability for running a successful business without sacrificing his lifestyle as a world traveler. Kevin has already run an 8-figure business, which he exited recently. In addition he has shared that knowledge as a consultant, giving back and teaching all while traveling and living the life he wants. Kevin is truly passionate about entrepreneurship, ecommerce marketing, branding, design and education, and aims to help others use technology and business to make a positive impact. Bullet points 00:40 - Intro 03:00 - How Kevin stumbled his way into being an entrepreneur 07:00 - Building the skills necessary 09:38 - The turning point to success 14:54 - Being mentored by Dan Lok 16:50 - The ups and downs of the entrepreneurial struggle 18:40 - Pivoting into a different project: the social media consulting agency 21:05 - The story behind Nested Naturals 25:14 - The first struggles and learning how to run a business 29:30 - Manufacturing 31:56 - The problems of scaling 35:25 - Why you shouldn’t sell only on Amazon 36:55 - Diversifying to wholesale 41:20 - The best advice for starting on Amazon 44:12 - Exiting Nested Naturals and moving on to something else 50:30 - Taking time off 56:43 - Rapid fire question round 57:03 - What superhero would you be and why? 57:28 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 58:05 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 59:00 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 59:43 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 01:00:45 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 01:01:20 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:02:32 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:03:20 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 01:04:26 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:05:09 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:06:31 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:07:00 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 01:07:20 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 01:09:07 - What makes you happiest? 01:10:11 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:12:54
May 15, 2020
#59 - How to launch a podcast
If you are thinking about launching your own podcast listen to this episode and find out: What do you need How does it work How much does it cost Why are you not doing it already?
11:59
May 12, 2020
#58 - Dr. Travis Zigler - It's not about the sales, it's about the relationships
Dr. Travis Zigler is an optometrist turned entrepreneur, and a true rockstar when it comes to Amazon, charity and helping others. Travis is the owner of the online business Eye Love, and the creator of Amazon PPC Pros, an agency that coaches others to rapidly scale their businesses. In this episode he shares how he became an entrepreneur, his failures and what he learned from them. He and his wife are currently on a mission to help 1M dry eye sufferers naturally by the year 2030. 00:37 - Intro 03:40 - The first entrepreneurial journey 04:37 - Graduating optometry school and starting to work as an employee 05:08 - Starting a new business and a practice 06:45 - The big turning point: shifting to eastern medicine 11:45 - Who Eye Love cater to 14:44 - The roadblock: focusing on service vs. focusing on sales 19:17 - The biggest mistake when selling online 23:00 - The most common mistake when selling on Amazon 25:42 - The agency’s name 29:00 - What works with Amazon video 30:51 - Focusing on ACoS 33:40 - Back to video ads 38:30 - Amazon FBA vs. Amazon FBM 42:25 - Rapid fire question round 43:07 - What superhero would you be and why? 44:35 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 47:08 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 49:33 - What is one random act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 53:43 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 56:54 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 01:00:16 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:03:10 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:06:19 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 01:10:41 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:11:52 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:14:00 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:17:30 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 01:18:00 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 01:19:10 - What makes you happiest? 01:23:45 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:27:46
May 11, 2020
#57 - Depesh Mandalia (Live) - Pivoting your business during the pandemic
Welcome to the first-ever live version of the Smarter Destiny Podcast. I’m joined by Depesh Mandalia, an experienced internet marketing entrepreneur who recently overcame the deadly coronavirus. Today we discuss the current business situation amid the pandemic, focusing on customer experience and Facebook advertising. Depesh has been on the show already, so if you are interested in learning more about him and internet marketing, you can check out episode 32. Bullet points 00:37 - Intro 01:30 - Overcoming coronavirus 06:05 - Ordering COVID-19 home test kit 07:35 - Dropshipping and considering customer experience 10:23 - The first coronavirus symptoms 14:15 - Clients situations amid the pandemic 19:50 - Pivoting your business 22:20 - What people expect from online retailers 24:00 - The most purchased item in the UK right now 28:28 - Finding ways to keep the business going 30:11 - Keeping your customers informed 32:20 - Promoting Facebook groups 34:22 - Local business digital marketing 36:20 - Incentivize your customers to buy for the future 39:00 - Rapid fire question round 39:26 - What superhero would you be and why? 40:35 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 44:37 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 48:05 - The number-one strategy for engaging people online 52:00 - Handling stressful situations 57:10 - What is one mistake you made in your life and what did you learn from it? 59:55 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:02:15 - What do you look for when hiring? 01:05:32 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:06:54 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:10:25 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 01:12:05 - How would you motivate your lazy 18 year old son? 01:14:27 - Do you have days where you have no motivation and how do you turn them around? 01:19:50 - What inspired you to be an entrepreneur and what keeps motivating you to push forward? 01:22:56 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 01:25:02 - What makes you happiest? 01:27:25 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:30:31
May 9, 2020
#56 - 2 Hacks to Increase your Conversion rate AND AOV at the same time
Where do you drive your traffic when you have a Shopify store? How can you boost your Average Order Value?
11:49
May 8, 2020
#55 - Stephen Esketzis - How To Build A World-Class Conference For Marketers
Steven Esketzis is an entrepreneur, digital marketer and sales funnel architect. He is the founder of multiple digital marketing companies, including the events company Digital Marketers Australia and the agency Media Property Collective. Obsessed with productivity, Steven is devoted to helping others grow their businesses using online marketing. Bullet points 00:44 - Intro 02:45 - Phase one: launching the app 06:45 - Phase two: interviewing DJs 07:45 - Phase three: the platform 09:14 - The beginning of the evolution: learning digital marketing 10:55 - Pivoting to the next thing 12:15 - Starting a new SEO job 13:00 - Blogging about new software 14:00 - Becoming Head of Content Marketing 16:00 - Learning and growing skills 17:43 - Building a team 18:15 - Building sites 20:00 - Monetizing content websites 20:50 - The importance of link acquisition 22:25 - Great tools for SEO 23:00 - Outsourcing and automating the process 23:35 - The first events 28:25 - Event planning 32:54 - Two types of audiences 35:41 - The next thing: a new ecommerce business 37:40- Rapid fire question round 38:20 - What superhero would you be and why? 38:50 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 39:58 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 41:40 - The most common mistakes in teaching marketing 42:25 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 43:13 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out?43:54 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 44:56 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 46:10 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 47:18 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 48:13 - What book do you read or gift the most? 49:09 - What silly thing should people do more of? 50:00 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 50:26 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 51:16 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 51:45 - What makes you happiest?
53:55
May 4, 2020
#54 - Ryan Daniel Moran - Profit With Happiness
Ryan Daniel Moran is an entrepreneur, digital marketer, investor, speaker and best-selling author. He is the Founder and CEO of Capitalism.com and the host of The One Percent podcast, where he shares his thoughts on wealth, personal responsibility, and capitalism. Ryan is on a mission to empower others to release the power of capitalism so that they can build businesses and invest the profits, creating the change they want to see in the world. 00:30 - Intro 03:00 - Comparing yourself to others 05:00 - College and first jobs: being great with money / Being good at earning money, but not having a purpose 07:00 - Moving to Austin, Texas 08:30 - Applying the skills to ‘real business’ / Building sellable businesses 09:30 - Why Austin 10:50 - The meaning of money 11:10 - Amazon in 2013 14:30 - Influence, traffic and attention / There are plenty of opportunities 18:35 - The strategy behind everything 21:10 - How the first conference came around / Surrounding yourself with the right people / the strategy behind the first event 24:25 - Building the parachute as you fall 25:20 - Breaking even and the opportunity cost and thinking long term 27:30 - The power (and mistakes) of marketing 30:30 - Deciding to exit 32:50 - What happened next 34:00 - Making mistakes and needing a break / Giving yourself a break 36:35 - The importance of paying attention to what your body is saying / of listening to yourself 39:44 - Deciding what to do next 42:14 - The person who stops is the one who makes the most progress 44:37 - The two types of grind 47:33 - Dialing in with what you want 51:40 - 12 months to $1 million 54:43 - Rapid fire question round 55:22 - What superhero would you be and why? 56:49 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 58:41 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 01:01:03 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 01:03:02 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 01:05:16 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 01:06:57 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:07:50 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:10:24 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 01:12:26 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:14:01 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:15:01 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:17:12 - What makes you happiest? 01:19:22 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
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May 1, 2020
#53 - Revealing Your Customers Inner Desires
Secrets and tactics to better understanding your customers buying habits
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April 29, 2020
#52 - Mike Sweigart - Doing Linkedin right
Mike Sweigart is the ultimate brand messaging consultant, a best-selling author and speaker. He helps businesses connect with their target market and generate massive revenue through social media and email campaigns. Mike is also a LinkedIn expert, and shares with us some of his best tips on how to create an engaging profile. 00:30 - Intro 00:16 - The entrepreneurial childhood 09:22 - The first “real” jobs 10:29 - Working with NSYNC 16:25 - Having a side hustle 19:50 - Learning B2B 21:20 - The most important lesson 23:44 - How to build trust 25:57 - The sale process 28:18 - Coaching 31:40 - The most common challenges 20 to 30 million dollar companies have 33:52 - Understanding Linkedin 53:55 - Rapid fire question round 54:47 - What superhero would you be and why? 55:43 - What is one thing that people incorrectly assume about you? 57:46 - What is the most pointless subject taught at schools and what would you replace it with? 59:33 - What is one amazing act of kindness you either witnessed or done yourself? 01:02:05 - What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out? 01:04:01 - What is one mistake in your life and what did you learn from it? 01:07:00 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:09:06 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:10:49 - Who do you idolize above everyone else and why? 01:12:21 - What book do you read or gift the most? 01:16:43 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:17:20 - If you could change one world problem with one wish, what would it be? 01:20:27 - Would you rather always be 10 minutes late or always be 20 minutes early? 01:20:56 - Would you rather move to a new city or town every week or never be able to leave the city or town you were born in? 01:22:17 - What makes you happiest?
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April 26, 2020
SMARTER DESTINY PODCAST SEASON 2 - TRAILER
A new season of your favorite show is coming. New interviews with awesome guests! More podcasts weekly! Brand new Rapid Fire Q&A! And many surprises! Starting April 24th.
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April 20, 2020
#51 - Akbar Sheikh - The method for magnetic messaging
Akbar Sheikh is an entrepreneur, international best-selling author, speaker and philanthropist. He comes from a family of businessmen and after years of struggling he finally found massive success thanks to going into online marketing. Now Akbar runs his own coaching practice, which is on a mission to help people break through, the ethical way. He has won 9 7-figures funnel awards for helping 9 coaches hit the mark. He’s proud of his philanthropy work, which focuses on helping blind children get sight as well as on building water wells, which have provided clean water for thousands of people across Africa. Bullet points 00:37 - Intro 04:18 - Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs 08:35 - What am I supposed to do with my life? 12:20 - The turning point: getting a mentor 15:18 - What is network marketing? 17:00 - Leaving to work for a non-profit 22:20 - Starting a new business 24:50 - Teaching the fundamentals 29:00 - Giving group interviews 30:00 - The method for magnetic messaging: what you do + your why 37:40 - Philanthropy work 42:22 - Rapid fire question round 42:57 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 44:33 - How do you get into a state of flow? 45:42 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with? 47:38 - What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school? 48:45 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 51:12 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 52:30 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 52:52 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 53:15 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 55:30 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 56:16 - What silly thing should people do more of? 57:31 - Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses? 58:47 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do? 59:20 - What makes you happiest? 01:01:00 - A gift for the audience
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April 12, 2020
#50 - Shash Singh - YouTube Ads: The formula that works
Shash Singh is the Co-Founder and CEO of Linx Digital, a company that specializes in helping both infoproducts and ecommerce brand owners improve their sales and profits through YouTube and Facebook Advertising. Shash has really cracked the code and written his own formula for advertising on YouTube. He ran a six-figure YouTube Ads campaign for Kinobody that resulted in such a massive growth for his client that Google created a case study on the campaign. Shash Singh - Linx Digital University YouTube Ad Buyers Bullet points 00:30 - Intro 03:00 - The lowest point 05:12 - The first business: SEO agency 05:58 - Stumbling upon YouTube 07:00 - Selling on YouTube: information and services vs physical products 09:06 - The approach to running ecommerce ads on YouTube 14:20 - The perfect ad for an info product 15:50 - Hooks for YouTube 19:44 - The formula that works 22:40 - When to start doing YouTube ads 24:40 - The timeline: initial traction, progress, profitability and scale 25:50 - How does video production work 26:34 - The product and process 29:27 - Funnel and conversion rates 30:58 - Don’t try to reinvent the wheel 33:04 - Running the numbers 34:10 - Targeting capabilities on YouTube 39:32 - Scaling on YouTube 41:57 - The Halo Effect 44:35 - Retargeting on YouTube 49:30 - Where to find out more 50:35 - Rapid fire question round 51:06 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits?  52:00 - How do you get into a state of flow? 53:30 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with? 53:40 - What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school? 55:27 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 56:07 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 58:22 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 59:00 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:00:01 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 01:01:36 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:02:45 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:03:35 - Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses? 01:03:54 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do? 01:05:00 - What makes you happiest? 01:06:15 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
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April 5, 2020
#49 - Chandler Welling - The Marketing Genius
Chandler Welling is a content creator and entrepreneur, founder of Welling Media, a social management and marketing agency that works with massive brands to help drive revenue through social media. The company has grown 450% every year for the last three years, proving that they are true experts in the field. Join us to talk content, ads and scale in today’s episode of Smarter Destiny.  Bullet points 00:30 - Intro 03:00 - The starting point: working in the family business 05:20 - Life after highschool 07:50 - Starting a new company: custom LED headlights 10:00 - Back to the family business 10:30 - Creating Welling Media 14:05 - Content creation 15:48 - The blanket strategy 17:10 - Step 1: understanding the Instagram algorithm 19:20 - Step 2: building brand equity 21:05 - Step 3 testing and engagement 23:48 - Leveraging influencer content 28:03 - The team 32:25 - The formula that works best 39:12 - Twitter and Linkedin 40:47 - Snapchat and TikTok 44:18 - Great content for Snaptchat 47:37 - Being genuine 50:20 - Rapid fire question round 51:20 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 52:46 - How do you get into a state of flow? 54:03 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with? 56:00 - What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school? 01:03:10 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 01:04:40 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:06:22 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 01:09:41 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:11:12 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 01:11:41 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:14:38 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:15:30 - Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses? 01:16:08 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do? 01:17:00 - What makes you happiest?
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March 29, 2020
#48 - Joshua Chin - The evolution of email marketing
Joshua Chin is a speaker and Singapore-based entrepreneur who runs Chronos Agency, a data-driven email marketing agency specifically tailored towards scaling direct-to-consumer brands. Find out how to know your customers better and all the secrets to a successful email marketing campaign in today’s episode of Smarter Destiny. Bullet points 00:30 - Intro 02:38 - The starting point 04:00 - Dropshipping and other ventures 05:50 - Back to studying 09:23 - Fake it till you make it 13:20 - The first client 16:40 - What email marketing isn’t 19:50 - What email marketing is 21:50 - Understanding how customers interact with your brand 24:50 - How Chronos works 26:20 - Speaking to different types of customers 30:46 - What kind of email works 36:11 - Getting clicks 41:44 - Connect Josh 43:00 - Rapid fire question round 43:35 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 44:03 - How do you get into a state of flow? 44:58 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with? 47:29 - What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school? 48:17 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 52:38 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 54:38 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 56:41 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 57:38 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 58:27 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 59:48 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:00:34 - Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses? 01:01:24 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do? 01:02:24 - What makes you happiest?
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March 22, 2020
#47 - Ben Weir - Partnering with influencers to create a brand
Ben Weir is a Canadian serial entrepreneur who has been selling and pitching for many years. Ben specializes in working with influencers and communities to create high-quality consumer goods and bring them to market. After co-founding BluMaan, now a 7-figure hairbrand, Ben is the Co-Owner of the newly launched FORTE Series, a fast-growing cosmetics company. Bullet points 00:30 - Intro 02:35 - The start / The illogical starting point 06:37 - The transition 08:44 - Trying different things 11:05 - Installing a hard work ethic 12:20 - The first business: marketing for public companies 13:45 - The turning point / The signs to change path / The signs to move onto the next thing 14:37 - The next thing: the hair company BluMaan 17:28 - The tactic: creating a self-running community 23:55 - Getting traffic for the brand / Scaling the brand 23:30 - The arrangement with the partners 26:30 - The new business: FORTE series 28:35 - Building the brand 29:45 - Achieving a great launching 32:10 - Health issues and process automation 39:24 - Dealing with burnout and making a positive impact 43:24 - Connect with Ben Weir 45:07 - Rapid fire question round 45:29 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 47:22 - How do you get into a state of flow? 48:44 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with? 50:05 - What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school? 51:45 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 52:53 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 54:25 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 56:00 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 56:30 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 57:34 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 58:46 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:01:06 - Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses? 01:03:10 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do? 01:04:25 - What makes you happiest?
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March 15, 2020
#46 - Steve Tan - Determined not to fail
Born and raised in Singapore, Steve Tan is a serial entrepreneur, renowned dropshipper and full-stack digital marketer. Steve has founded several startups since first entering the eCommerce world, and with over 14 years of experience in the ecommerce industry, his path to becoming a successful entrepreneur has had its share of ups and downs. Today, he shares his knowledge to help other entrepreneurs find success in their ecommerce journey through public speaking events, his eCommerce Elites Masterminds Facebook group, and Masterminds retreats. Bullet points 00:40 - Intro 01:25 - Getting into entrepreneurship 06:15 - Learning how to sell on eBay / Getting started with ecommerce 10:40 - Using external sites 11:10 - Finding Facebook ads 13:35 - Starting a coupon site 15:30 - Losing deals 16:20 - Going back to ecommerce 16:47 - Helping with the family business 17:40 - The rise and fall of Kreyos smartwatch 19:17 - My partner is a scam 20:50 - Planning a successful campaign 25:28 - Getting hit with PR 26:50 - Dealing emotionally with hate 29:10 - Starting another company 30:35 - Moving back to Singapour 31:25 - Trying Forex 32:40 - Going back to China and ecommerce 37:20 - Dealing with more hate 42:02 - What’s working now in ecommerce 44:25 - What’s working now in marketing 46:30 - Staying ahead in dropshipping 50:00 - Rapid fire question round 50:26- Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 51:57 - How do you get into a state of flow? 53:05 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with? 56:57 - What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school? 58:34 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 59:47 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:02:10 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 01:05:44 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:07:13 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 01:08:23 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:08:50 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:09:43 - Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses? 01:10:18 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do? 01:11:37- What makes you happiest
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March 8, 2020
#45 - Oliver Kenyon - From Qualified Chef to Successful Entrepreneur
Oliver Kenyon is an UK fully qualified chef turned entrepreneur, who has managed to establish and scale several online companies. After selling his first business in a seven-figure deal, Oliver co-founded Landing Page Guy, a design and development company dedicated to maximizing their client’s online return by supplying landing pages that bring proven results. Bullet points 00:40 - Intro 02:50 - Getting started in the kitchen 05:35 - Creating the first forums 08:13 - The transition towards marketing 11:50 - The first pay 13:19 - Juggling two jobs 16:40 - Other ways of getting paid 18:12 - Selling the company 21:43 - Starting new projects 24:32 - The evolution of the new company 28:15 - The five elements of a highly-converting website 35:40 - Using emojis and testimonials 37:28 - Where to learn more about landing pages 38:39 - Proving results 40:55 - Some more tips on conversion 42:50 - The ideal client 44:00 - Rapid fire question round 44:34 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 46:22 - How do you get into a state of flow? 47:51 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with? 49:22 - What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school? 51:11 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 52:35 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 53:30 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 54:54 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 56:25 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 57:49 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 58:43 - What silly thing should people do more of? 59:50 - Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses? 01:00:19 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do? 01:00:59 - What makes you happiest?
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March 1, 2020
#44 - Andy Cantu - How to travel the world for free
Andy Cantou is an entrepreneur, IT expert and race car driver who has developed a method for traveling the world first class for free. He has given seminars aimed at taking people's travels, incomes, and lives to the next level. Now Andy is devoted to helping travelers and business owners achieve their dreams to travel the world first class for free.  facebook.com/officialandycantu Bullet points 00:30 - Intro 02:35 - Background / The start 04:00 - Getting into solo ads 07:40 - The learning process 08:55 - The turning point / Leaving the business 11:32 - Starting in affiliate marketing 15:25 - Finding a guy that can teach ecommerce 17:00 - Identifying the mentors / How to identify a good mentor / Getting a good mentor 21:00 - Selling on Amazon 23:20 - The lesson from growing too fast 25:20 - What to do next: travel hacking / Leaving ecommerce 28:05 - The learning phase 31:00 - What’s travel hacking 31:50 - How it works 33:45 - How to get started / Getting started 36:30 - How to get the card limit up / Getting the card limit up 43:15 - Learning how to redeem for value 45:44 - Hotels 52:45 - How/Where to learn more 54:19 - Rapid fire question round 45:40 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 55:22 - How do you get into a state of flow? 56:29 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with? 01:01:22 - What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school? 01:02:53 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 01:04:14 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:05:23 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 01:06:18 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:07:58 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 01:08:59 - What’s the best advice ever given to you?  01:10:25 - What silly thing should people do more of?  01:11:49 - Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses? 01:12:05 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do? 01:13:18 - What makes you happiest? 01:14:40 - Any requests from the audience?
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February 23, 2020
#43 - Chase Harmer - Solving major issues with online payments
Chase Harmer is a successful entrepreneur, with over 20 years of experience building businesses, leading companies and creating amazing products. He’s the CEO of PayCertify, a payments company processing billions of dollars in transactions annually, operating worldwide and working with business in the ecommerce, healthcare and travel verticals. Tune into this episode of Smarter Destiny Podcast to find out how he solved a major issue with online payments.  Bullet points 00:30 - Intro 02:20 - Background / The beginning 03:50 - Dropping out of college 05:40 - The jump to payment processing 09:10 - Solving retail problems 11:45 - Transitioning to ecommerce 12:20 - The problem with hotel reservations / The problem in the hospitality industry 13:50 - The solution / Solving the problem / Leveling the field: PMS 18:35 - Creating seamless transactions 21:02 - How it works 25:55 - Manufacture spending 27:40 - Benefits for businesses 35:35 - Handling transactions worldwide 38:00 - What would be a good fit 39:20 - Where to learn more about PayCertify? https://paycertify.com/ Virtual card USD 100 giveaway 40:20 - Rapid fire question round 40:57 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 42:40 - How do you get into a state of flow? 45:20 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with? 48:05 - What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school? 49:50 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 55:15 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 57:38 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 59:38 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:01:05 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 01:01:45 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:03:15 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:05:05 - Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses? 01:06:07 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do? 01:07:05 - What makes you happiest?
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February 16, 2020
#42 - Todor Minev - The secrets to Amazon
Todor Minev is a successful Amazon business development expert. Todor grew up in communist Bulgaria and from a very young age found that he wanted to be an entrepreneur. He has exited multiple lucrative businesses, including Amazon businesses, gold mining and crypto mining. Now he is the Founder and CEO of Hyperzon, which provides customized and successful strategies for selling on Amazon. Bullet points 00:30 - Intro 03:00 - Background and the jug business 07:30 - The VHS business 08:30 - The snail business 13:25 - The bar 14:30 - The internet business 16:00 - The web design business 17:45 - Selling boxing equipment 29:20 - Selling on Amazon 35:00 - The horror story of reviews 44:50 - Founding Hyperzon 47:00 - The gold mining business 52:05 - Rapid fire question round
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February 9, 2020
#41 - Cody Loughlin - Making a million dollars is easy
Cody Loughlin is an entrepreneur with a background in internet marketing, management, finance and training. The serial business owner spent the last 20 years learning the secrets to how money really works and how to use it to achieve financial freedom. Now he’s committed to teaching personal finances, entrepreneurship and a successful mindset to parents and teachers. 2:30 The college years / Background / Leaving college / Dropping out of college 5:25 Opening shop 7:35 The great recession / The eye-opener 8:50 Bouncing back 9:20 Looking for a job 12:45 Starting fresh 15:30 Taxes / Debt / The IRS 19:25 Learning about personal finances 20:50 Making a plan 25:00 When opportunity meets preparation 29:20 Getting a new business 31:00 Retiring at 39 / The FIRE movement - it allows you to choose what kind of impact you want to have and the opportunities that you want (34:50) 35:30 You gotta watch what you chase, if you chase two rabbits you catch none 36:00 Teaching kids how to handle finances 39:00 (Talking about) The impact of money 39:10 You have to have a why / If you want something you need a why 40:10 Money talkers 42:10 How you handle money is going to determine how your life goes 44:35 Any kid can be a millionaire 47:40 Financial advice / Focus on acquiring assets / Asset acquisition / Financial freedom 51:00 Know the impact of your credit score 57:03 You can design your life. We live in abundance. Problems create opportunity
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February 2, 2020
#40 - Jason Harward - The One Million Dollars in One Day Challenge - The results!
Online marketing expert Jason Harward joins us one more time to talk about his one million dollars in one day Black Friday challenge. Find out if he made it on this episode of Smarter Destiny. Shownotes 0:40 The one million dollars in one day challenge 2:05 The previous days 5:20 The warning / Poor user experience 6:40 The solution 8:30 The process / Facebook ad spending 11:15 The spending / How much it all cost 13:30 The back-end issues/problems / Problems after the fact 15:20 The warehouses/containers 18:10 The runup to the big day 19:10 ClickFunnels 19:45 Making adjustments 23:25 Traffic sources 24:05 The biggest question / Will it work? / Will Facebook spend the money? 26:00 The hunch / The theory / The competition 28:35 The budget / Budgeting 29:45 Ten minutes to midnight 32:10 The final count / The midnight count / The big reveal 33:35 The main factors / All about the decisions 34:50 The team 36:00 Retargeting 38:20 The traffic on Black Friday 41:35 Inventory 47:25 The lessons 52:00 Staying motivated 55:20 The six-hour car race
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January 26, 2020
#39 - Pejman 'PJ' Ghadimi - Art, watches and cars - the smart way to invest your money.
Pejman Ghadimi is a self-made entrepreneur, philosopher and the author of the best selling books Third Circle Theory & RADIUS. Over the last 20 years, Pejman has built a multitude of businesses ranging from a one-of-a-kind investment firm that focuses on alternative asset management known as VIP Motoring to a series of online education businesses including Secret Entourage, Exotic Car Hacks and Watch Trading Academy that have reshaped what and how people learn. PJ is a mentor to over 36,000 students from across the globe and his teachings have created many 6, 7, and 8-figure Entrepreneurs.  https://www.pejmanghadimi.com/  Bullet points 00:30 - Introduction 02:45 - Background 07:00 - The first real job 10:00 - The next steps / Working around money / The start in banking 14:20 - Having the right attitude / The attitude shift 22:40 - The benefits of having a boss 24:32 - “A job is only there to help you cultivate a talent. Once you understand your talent your job is to leave an figure out how to take this talent to the next level” 26:25 - The freedom that comes from being an entrepreneur 27:00 - Elevating/bettering/changing the business model 28:35 - Starting to write / Creating an online persona 32:00 - Are cars a liability? / Not all cars depreciate 35:30 - Finding things that would appreciate in value 37:15 - “Price is irrelevant, value is subjective to the person buying” 39:40 - Finding the right clients 41:25 - Quick fire question round
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January 19, 2020
#38 - Bernt Ullmann - The secret to creating an amazing brand
Celebrity branding and licencing expert Bernt Ullmann shares with us his personal journey and his unique perspective on branding. Known as the "The 6 Billion Dollar Man" and “The Man Behind the Brands,” Mr. Ullmann has contributed to the launches of massively successful brands including Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Tommy Hilfiger and many others. Find out the secrets to his success in this episode of Smarter Destiny. Show Notes Bernt Ullmann 00:30 - Introduction Bernt Ullmann 01:55 - Why are you called the Six Billion Dollar Man? 08:25 - What is it that you do that makes a project grow every time? What is your secret? 16:12 - How do you identify the “Brand DNA”? 24:40 - Where can people get your “Billion Dollar Branding Blueprint” book? 25:37 - Do you have any starting point for knowing what is your Brand DNA? 29:43 - QUICK FIRE QUESTION ROUND 30:47 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 32:54 - How do you get into a state of flow? 35:31 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? 37:16 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 44:33 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 46:29 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 47:17 - Any advice for bosses in general? 49:07 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 49:59 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 52:08 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 53:31 - What silly thing people should do more of? 54:25 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 55:26 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but don’t want to do it? 56:20 - What makes you happiest?
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January 12, 2020
#37 - Cameron Herold - How to grow your company to $100 Million and beyond!
Cameron Herold is a top business consultant, best-selling author, and speaker. He’s the mastermind behind hundreds of companies’ exponential growth and he’s touched thousands of businesses indirectly through his work. At age 21, he had 14 employees. By 35, he’d helped build his first two 100 Million Dollar companies. By the age of 42, Cameron had engineered 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s spectacular growth from $2 Million to $106 Million in revenue in just six years. His companies landed over 5,200 media placements in those same six years, including coverage on Oprah. Not simply a theory guy, Cameron teaches what he knows from experience and is passionate about sharing his expertise with today’s most dynamic business leaders. 00:30 - Introduction Cameron Herold 03:35 - Could you paint a word picture about the starting point on your entrepreneurial journey? 06:25 - What sort of things on your childhood were different from other kids that weren’t raised to be entrepreneurs? 07:50 - What is a weird venture that springs to mind about those house painting days? 10:38 - At what point this painting/decorating houses transitioned to the next step of your path? 11:40 - Were there standout learnings about that particular time? 17:50 - What are the core values that you teach? 20:50 - What was the next step on your path? 24:05 - What was the secret for the growth of that company? 25:22 - At this point how close are we to the 1-800-GOT-JUNK days? 27:45 - What strategies were important on this stage? 29:25 - What were you spending your day on back then? 30:25 - What was the strategy to get on the media with your stories? 34:15 - What resources do you recommend for entrepreneurs to improve their game? 35:20 - Was did you do after 1-800-GOT-JUNK? 40:10 - What were the important things, specific to COOs, you talked about on these meetings? 44:00 - What advice you’d give to entrepreneurs that may need a COO or a CEO? 45:55 - What typical roles and responsibilities you see a CEO delegates to an executive assistant? 49:30 - How can someone join the COO alliance? 51:25 - How can someone work one on one with you? 53:30 - QUICK FIRE QUESTION ROUND 54:10 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 55:43 - How do you get into a state of flow? 58:38 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? 01:00:47 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 01:02:56 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 01:04:05 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:05:35 - Any advice for bosses in general? 01:06:33 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:07:33 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 01:08:12 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:08:45 - What silly thing people should do more of? 01:09:46 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 01:10:52 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but don’t want to do it? 01:11:45 - What makes you happiest?
01:14:09
January 5, 2020
#36 - Chris Erthel - The Facebook Ads whisperer
Chris Erthel is an entrepreneur and Facebook ads expert, passionate about personal growth, teaching, travel, spirituality and meditation. He is the Co-Founder and CMO of the very successful digital fashion brand Meller, whose campaigns now bring in over USD 6.5 M in annual sales by promoting sunglasses and watches through social media. Originally from Germany and now located in Barcelona, he organizes the Facebook Marketing Meetup Barcelona, which teaches the secrets to online advertising. 00:30 - Introduction Chris Erthel 02:15 - Could you paint a word picture about the first step on your entrepreneurial journey? 06:30 - What was it that had a big impact on you about “The four hour work week” by Tim Ferris? 09:00 - What was going through your mind when you decided to resign? 13:10 - After these three failures you eventually found something that worked. What was it? 17:05 - What does polarized mean and how does it work? 19:50 - What does a perfect ad for sunglasses look like? 24:20 - What do you think is a successful pattern for ads? 30:30 - How many people attended to your first talk? 31:50 - What are you looking for when you search for a location for your talks? 33:25 - How did you start talking at large stages? 39:02 - Where do you go to collect inspiration for great adds? 40:40 - What kind of system do you have to make sure that you are posting the right adds? 45:50 - Where can people reach out for you? - CE: https://www.typeform.com/blog/inside-story/meller/ . This is our web and insta:  https://mellerbrand.com/ - https://www.instagram.com/meller/ . Ultimately here is the project from the United Nations that I am involved in and doing Facebook Ads for with Meller: https://sharethemeal.org/en/index.html . Also here is my website: www.chriserthel.com .  My email is info@chriserthel.com 47:12 - QUICK FIRE QUESTION ROUND 47:48 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 49:23 - How do you get into a state of flow? 54:10 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? 56:02 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 1:00:08 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 1:00:33 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 1:03:39 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 1:05:10 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 1:06:55 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 1:08:59 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:09:50 - What silly thing people should do more of? 01:11:45 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 01:12:05 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but don’t want to do it? 01:15:13 - What makes you happiest? 01:18:25 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:20:21
December 29, 2019
#35 - Kelly Vaughn - How to grow when doing e-commerce at Shopify
Kelly Vaughn is a twitter-famous developer, and Founder of The Taproom. Although she started coding at a very young age, Kelly went to college for something totally different: psychology and public health. With her agency she helps Shopify owners achieve their goals by providing solutions for fast-growing businesses. Find all her tips and secrets to improve your online store in today’s episode of Smarter Destiny. Show notes Kelly Vaughn 00:30 - Introduction Kelly Vaughn 03:05 - Could you paint a word picture about the starting of your entrepreneurial journey? 04:50 - Where did that first coding step took you to? 07:35 - What happened after this first website? 08:50 - How would you apply psychology to e-commerce? 10:45 - What happened after college? 12:15 - What made you complete the transition to shopify? 15:40 - Are you big on Twitter? What is the theme of your account? 17:30 - Did that Twitter account lead to a company you own? 22:15 - How long did you work on CDC? 23:55 - What did you do next? 25:20 - What is the Taproom and what do you do? 26:50 - What niches are your customers usually in? 27:40 - Name three areas that are quick wins for extra profit? 29:25 - What problems do you usually solve? 31:10 - Could you give us some more advice on how to make more money with an e-commerce business? 38:00 - What are the most common mistakes you see? 40:05 - What should a great blog look like? 43:50 - Where people can learn more about the Taproom? 46:30 - QUICK FIRE QUESTION ROUND 47:00 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 48:12 - How do you get into a state of flow? 49:45 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? 50:39 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 53:12 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 54:51 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 56:15 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 57:11 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 59:18 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 01:00:50 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:01:29 - What silly thing people should do more of? 01:02:36 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 01:03:28 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but don’t want to do it? 01:04:35 - What makes you happiest? 01:05:30 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:07:44
December 22, 2019
#34 - Ben Parr - You don’t just get attention on and off, you build it over time
Ben Parr is an American journalist, author and entrepreneur, who was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2012. As the former Co-Editor of Mashable, he had the opportunity to really get into the entrepreneurial world. He is the author of Captivology, a book on the psychology of attention. Now he’s an investor and advisor to startups, and the Co-Founder and CMO of Octane AI, a marketing automation and chatbot company for E-commerce. Show Notes Ben Parr 00:30 - Introduction Ben Parr 03:05 - Could you paint a word picture of the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey? 09:02 - Where did this course you took lead you too next? 10:52 - What happened after this first job? 18:11 - How did your role in Mashable evolve? 24:20 - After writing so many articles, where did your path transitioned to? 31:28 - What’s going on with TikTok? 38:23 - What is Captivology about? 40:10 - “You don’t just get attention on and off, you build it over time” 41:50 - What are the most defining parts of your book? 44:55 - How did you get into “Forbes 30 under 30”? 48:10 - What brands are you currently advising? 52:40 - How did you started Octane AI? 54:55 - Where are you now with your company? 58:00 - QUICK FIRE QUESTION ROUND 59:25 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 01:01:40 - How do you get into a state of flow? 01:02:41 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? 01:05:58 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 01:07:20 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 01:09:05 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:09:48 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 01:10:54 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:11:25 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 01:12:20 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:13:20 - What silly thing people should do more of? 01:14:40 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 01:15:46 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but don’t want to do it? 01:17:00 - What makes you happiest? 01:18:05 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
01:21:18
December 15, 2019
#33 - Jason Akatiff - Work harder on yourself than on your business
Jason Akatiff is an investor, entrepreneur and business advisor focusing on online marketing, advertising and education. He’s the CEO and Founder at Jamiak Inc., building high quality consumer product brands and distributing through retail, Amazon and their own online stores. Find out his full story and the core values behind his success in today’s episode of Smarter Destiny. Show Notes  00:30 - Introduction Jason Akatiff 02:20 - Could you tell us about the starting point of your entrepreneurial journey? 07:30 - At that time, how did you make your money online? 10:15 - So, please explain in a deeper manner what you did back then. 10:55 - My principle “work harder on yourself than on your business” 12:15 - How did that transitioned to the next step? 18:35 - So, after all this success, what happened? 22:00 - What happened on 2012? 27:50 - How did you get passed that and moved on to the next thing? 33:56 - How did excel worked in the process? 36:00 - How did you do that with so little tools? 40:05 - At this point, what did you decide to do? 45:18 - What things did you put into place to build this model? 49:40 - What is it about the Master Mind that you are going to be part of that tiks your box? RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS ROUND 55:11 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 56:58 - How do you get into a state of flow? 01:01:20 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? 01:07:05 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 01:13:10 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 01:17:01 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:19:40 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 01:21:55 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:25:10 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 01:26:37 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:28:10 - What silly thing people should do more of? 01:31:25 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 01:33:03 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but don’t want to do it? 01:35:20 - What makes you happiest?
01:42:11
December 7, 2019
#32 - Depesh Mandalia - The problem with Facebook advertising
Depesh Mandalia is an experienced internet marketing entrepreneur and international speaker. Founder and CEO of SM Commerce, a digital marketing agency specialising in Facebook, he's on a mission to help entrepreneurs and marketers achieve their goals by building highly profitable businesses through online advertising. An international speaker and Advisor at Facebook, he leads one of the most engaged Facebook ads groups and hosts events to help others learn from his broad experience, furthering his mission to create a positive impact in the world. Show Notes Depesh Mandalia 00:30 - Introduction Depesh Mandalia 02:40 - Could you tell us about the time that was the starting point of your current journey? 16:02 - How was it that you “called the attention of Facebook”? 17:58 - How did you transitioned from the children’s book company to the next thing on your journey? 33:05 - Was this time of your life fulfilling for you? 39:45 - Making money vs making impact 42:55 - What are some of the most common mistakes that you see? 46:45 - And what opportunities people miss often? 50:05 - RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS ROUND 53:23 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 55:22 - How do you get into a state of flow? 59:15 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 01:02:02 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 01:04:35 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:06:19 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 01:07:35 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:08:20 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 01:09:21 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:10:05 - What silly thing people should do more of? 01:10:40 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 01:11:26 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but don’t want to do it? 01:12:10 - What makes you happiest? 01:13:35 - What would you ask from the audience?
01:16:04
December 1, 2019
#31 - Nick Shackelford - From soccer player to ecommerce legend
Nick Shackelford is a former LA Galaxy player and the man behind many popular brands, such as PepsiCo and Apple. Now focusing on everything related to paid media and performance within ecommerce and as the Co-Founder of Structured Social, he has been blowing up ecommerce brands by scaling social focused campaigns consistently past 8-figures through programmatic buying, influencers, e-mail and adwords. Show notes  00:30 - Introduction Nick Shackelford 03:00 - How did you become a soccer player? 09:15 - What did soccer at the LA Galaxy progress to? 15:01 - How did your goalie gloves company transitioned? 24:00 - How big did that company grew to? 27:15 - What happened after you closed this chapter? 33:20 - How did you absorb the change on the usual channels? 41:22 - How did you transitioned to structured social? 45:00 - What can happen when you scale too fast? 51:25 - Name three things that make the difference between a good media buyer and a great one 01:00:02 - RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS ROUND 01:00:30 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 01:01:30 - How do you get into a state of flow? 01:03:10 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? 01:04:31 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 01:06:20 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 01:07:45 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:08:40 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 01:11:20 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:12:30 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 01:13:16 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:16:42 - What silly thing people should do more of? 01:18:40 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 01:19:42 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but don’t want to do it? 01:20:46 - What makes you happiest? 01:22:15 - What would you ask from the audience?
01:25:02
November 24, 2019
#30 - Jason Harward - The One Million Dollars in One Day Challenge
Entrepreneur and investor Jason Harward shares his progress from high-school dropout and dumpster diver to multimillionaire, race car driver and social media mentor. Find out the full story on how he went from selling home-made stickers to owning several multimillion-dollar businesses  in this episode of Smarter Destiny. Show notes   00:30 - Introduction Jason Harward  03:45 - What is dumpster diving and why did you do it?  05:50 - What are you thinking at that time on your journey?  08:40 - What was the next step?  09:46 - Could you mention any important failure you had a that time?  11:15 - How did you decided to leave that business?  15:00 - What was your sticker POD business like?  23:28 - What was your next move?  26:50 - What’s your favorite data?  29:50 - What is your testing process like?  32:45 - What made you move away from selling stickers?  36:10 - Was it during this time that you won your first awards?  41:20 - What led you to your next step?  43:15 - How did you manage all those orders at once?  44:45 - How many brands you have now?  46:45 - What level are you on right now?  51:25 - What is “the challenge” for you?  53:45 - Why are you documenting this?  54:45 - Where are you documenting this?  56:20 - What kind of problems you’ve met on your path?  57:35 - Where is your traffic going to come from?  59:01 - Tell us about de Million Dollar Day 2019 Facebook group  1:00:45 - RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS ROUND  1:01:16 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits?  1:01:50 - How do you get into a state of flow?  1:03:01 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with?  1:05:22 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school?  1:10:22 - What books had the biggest impact on your life?  1:10:55 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start?  1:12:16 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses?  1:13:30 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired?  1:14:11 - How would you double U$S 5K in 24h?  1:14:42 - What’s the best advice ever given to you?  1:15:35 - What silly thing people should do more of?  1:16:08 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses?  1:17:35 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but don’t want to do it?  1:17:35 - What makes you happiest?
01:21:32
November 17, 2019
#29 - Robert Drake - The art of storytelling
Robert Drake is an unexpected story teller who is extremely good at making compelling videos that get watches. He has worked with clients such as Visa, Microsoft and Sprite, capturing on film the true spirit of each brand. Show notes Robert Drake 00:00 - Introduction Robert Drake 03:45 - When was the starting point in time for this path you are now on? 05:05 - How was your transition from that time on? 05:55 - What was you first job like? 09:10 - When you write a sample, how do you present it? 11:35 - Were you thinking, at that point, that you’d be employed by a company to write? 13:00 - How did you manage to get into that first job? 15:05 - What does it take to write for a travel documentary? 19:50 - Could you give us an example of one of those short films you made for the brands? 22:30 - Did you feel at the time that you had found a path? 23:35 - How did you evolve to the next step of your journey? 29:00 - Could you please tell us about the video of the car in two wheels? 38:50 - What would you say about the art of storytelling? 41:55 - Is there a specific structure necessary to make a successful story? 47:30 - What was your favourite production and why? 55:50 - What would be an estimate budget for this kind of production? 59:30 - RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS ROUND 59:32 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 01:01:25 - How do you get into a state of flow? 01:03:15 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? 01:06:07 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 01:06:42 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 01:08:35 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:10:03 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 01:11:45 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:14:15 - How would you double GBP 5K in 24h? 01:15:20 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:18:53 - What silly thing people should do more of? 01:20:23 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 01:23:50 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but don’t want to do it? 01:24:43 - What makes you happiest? 01:12:50 - What would you ask from the audience?
01:28:05
November 10, 2019
#28 - Kurt Elster - The secrets to Shopify (and succesful podcasting)
You may know Kurt Elster from The Unofficial Shopify Podcast, one of the most popular podcasts on the planet, with over one million downloads. What you may not know is that Kurt is a consultant for ecommerce businesses with some great clients, and today he shares all his secrets for starting and promoting your own podcast, ecommerce and Shopify. Show notes Kurt Elster 00:30 - Introduction Kurt Elster 04:10 - When was the starting point on your path as an entrepreneur? 08:10 - Your idea was to build your own ecommerce platform? 09:45 - How did that particular business transitioned to the next? 13:50 - How did you start spreading the word about this pivot? 14:50 - What is a “point of sell” 16:15 - How did that lead on to you becoming a famous podcaster? 19:15 - What advice would you give to someone that is starting a podcast? 20:45 - How did you manage to get a big start with your podcast? 21:30 - How did you get on shows to talk about your own podcast at first? 23:45 - Why do you think getting on different shows, as a guest, is important? 26:03 - What kind of growing pains did you have? 28:02 - Do you still have to reach out for your guests? 32:24 - Any horror stories or fun anecdotes while making your podcast? 34:25 - Why should people listen to your podcast? 37:55 - Did you inform the guests those times you had to discard the episodes where you interviewed them? 39:25 - What makes a good episode? 40:30 - Name the most common failures you see on Shopify stores 45:50 - How do you spend your time currently? 47:55 - Could you describe your ideal client? 50:20 - How can people find you? 51:02 - RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS ROUND 51:28 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 53:25 - How do you get into a state of flow? 54:39 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? 56:15 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 59:55 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 1:04:02 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 1:04:51 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 1:05:01 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 1:06:10 - How would you double GBP 5K in 24h? 1:06:49 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 1:08:00 - What silly thing people should do more of? 1:09:35 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 1:11:10 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but don’t want to do it? 1:11:50 - What makes you happiest? 01:12:50 - What would you ask from the audience?
01:14:35
November 3, 2019
#27 - Dan Bowyer - The ex-pop icon business consultant
Dan Bowyer is a tech entrepreneur, operator and investor with 20 years’ experience building businesses. Now, as the Co-Founder of SuperSeed, he invests in tech startups and helps them get out of startup mode using scalable, repeatable and profitable sales models. From joining a Boy Band in the 90s to falling in love with tech and creating a business around it, you can find his full story and the secrets to his success in this episode of Smarter Destiny. Show notes Dan Bowyer 00:30 - Introduction Dan Bowyer 02:20 - How you began your entrepreneurial journey? 10:25 - How do someone with no musical talent get into the pop industry? 13:25 - What was the next step on your journey? 19:25 - What were your most important learning points? 22:00 - At this point did you know what did you want to do next? 25:30 - How was this new beginning? 28:37 - After this time finding yourself, you went back on the business life, what was it like? 34:47 - When did you transition from the life in South Africa to the next point of your path? 41:30 - How did you manage to have such a big client list? 45:22 - Tell us about SuperSeed 47:12 - What is “a little bit of revenue”? 51:40 - When does your job end? 55:12 - RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS ROUND 55:35 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 55:47 - How do you get into a state of flow? 56:28 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? 57:10 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 58:02 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 58:32 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 59:28 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 59:52 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 1:01:16 - How would you double GBP 5K in 24h? 1:01:31 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 1:01:54 - What silly thing people should do more of? 1:03:40 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 1:04:22 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but don’t want to do it? 1:04:47 - What makes you happiest?
01:09:15
October 27, 2019
#26 - Gretta van Riel - Turning audiences into brands and trends into markets
Gretta van Riel is one of Australia’s top young serial entrepreneurs and influencers, with a massive Instagram following and her own ecommerce course.. Having 5 multi-million dollar startups under her belt, she truly knows how to turn audiences into brands and trends into markets With her deep understanding of the influencer marketing scene both as a brand and an influencer, Gretta created her own marketing platform, Hey Influencers, to help connect brands and social media influencers. Find out how she went from launching her first startup at the age of 22 with $24 in the bank to becoming a global success in today’s episode of Smarter Destiny. Show notes Gretta Van Riel 00:30 - Introduction Greta Van Riel 02:35 - What were your beginnings as an entrepreneur like? 05:40 - How did you manage your 9 to 5 job at the same time you were starting your own business? 08:38 - Where or when did the name of your brand came up? 10:20 - How was SkinnyMeTea’s growth? And how did you transitioned to your next business? 16:40 - Tell us about the watches and how did they became such a great thing. 22:50 - What was the next thing you aimed for? 31:15 - The start of this new journey was the end of your e-commerce or not? 35:20 - How are you feeling about the event we are having in Thailand? 41:15 - RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS ROUND 41:32 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 44:19 - How do you get into a state of flow? 48:11 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? 50:41 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 52:12 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 56:29 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 59:28 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 1:01:37 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 1:05:16 - How would you double US$ 5K in 24h? 1:05:31 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 1:06:28 - What silly thing people should do more of? 1:10:21 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 1:11:06 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but don’t want to do it? 1:12:25 - What makes you happiest? 1:13:50 - What would you say to someone that is thinking about coming to Thailand to the Cartels Mastermind event? 1:15:44 - Do you have any asks or requests from the audience?
01:17:57
October 20, 2019