Smarter Destiny Podcast

Smarter Destiny Podcast

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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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#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?
1:04:52
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?
1:06:21
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
1:13:31
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?
1:03:13
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?
1:16:08
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? 1:01:05 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 1:01:45 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 1:03:15- What silly thing should people do more of? 1:05:05- Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses? 1:06:07 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do? 1:07:05 - What makes you happiest?
1:09:53
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
1:13:19
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
1:16:04
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
1:01:22
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/ Show Notes Pejman 'PJ' Ghadimi 00:30 - Introduction Pejman “PJ” Ghadimi 02:45 - Have you always been a successful entrepreneur? Were you born on a wealthy family? 14:20 - What is it about your attitude or attributes that allows you to get right to the top so fast? 20:18 - “The attitude shift” 22:40 - Did you enjoyed not having a boss at this new car business? “I hated not having a boss” 27:00 - What came after the car wash business? 32:00 - Are cars a liability? 35:30 - Could you explain the art of finding the thing that is not going to depreciate its value? 36:40 - Why did these people you bought the cars from didn’t know what they had? 41:25 - QUICK FIRE QUESTION ROUND 41:35 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 42:00 - How do you get into a state of flow? 42:45 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? 43:29 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 43:47 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 44:29 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 45:04 - Any advice for bosses in general? 45:56 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 46:11 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 46:24 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 46:33 - What silly thing people should do more of? 46:54 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 47:22 - What makes you happiest?
48:55
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?
59:34
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?
1:14:09
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?
1:20:21
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?
1:07:43
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?
1:21:17
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?
1:42:11
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?
1:16:04
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?
1:25:02
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?
1:21:32
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?
1:28:04
November 10, 2019
#28 - Kurt Elster - The secrets to Shopify
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?
1:14:34
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?
1:09:14
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?
1:17:57
October 20, 2019
#25 - Ashwin Sokke - From local store to global success
Indian entrepreneur Ashwin Sokke is the Co-Founder of Fit & Glow and its beauty and personal care brand WOW Skin Science, which is one of the fastest-growing ecommerce stores in the world. With his focus on holistic wellness and personal care products, the company has become one of the four front runners of a very competitive industry, now selling their products world-wide. Show notes Ashwin Sokke 00:30 - Introducing Ashwin Sokke 02:35 - Tell us about the starting point on your entrepreneurial journey. 08:30 - Was this first step in the US? 16:20 - AS: “We started hearing that the customers used our products for their hair…” 24:50 - Do you still manufacture all your products in India? 28:40 - How do you deal with the multiple languages in India? 34:40 - Is there a difference prize set for India and the US with your products? 39:25 - How do you track the success the success of COD? 42:30 - How did you work on the packaging when you are aiming towards being eco-friendly? 44:00 - RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS ROUND 44:25 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 46:03 - How do you get into a state of flow? 47:11 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? 48:12 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 49:52 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 51:05 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like? 52:17 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 52:56 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 55:35 - How would you double US$ 5K in 24h? 56:31 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 57:05 - What silly thing people should do more of? 57:40 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 58:44 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but don’t want to do it? 59:25 - What makes you happiest? 1:00:20 - Do you have any asks or requests from the audience?
1:02:55
October 13, 2019
#24 - Ben Angel - The #1 biohacker
Ben Angel is an international best-selling author, professional speaker and personal branding marketing specialist. Ben has always been interested in health and personal growth, which lead him to solve a problem that is not very often talked about. Now his focus is on helping others achieve their maximum potential by biohacking their way to success. Show notes Ben Angel 00:30 - Who is Ben Angel? 03:10 - Is there a point in the past when you started your biohacking path? 06:36 - What is biohacking? 09:10 - When did you do your first biohacking? 17:40 - What happened after that first breakpoint? 21:10 - What was the process at this first point? 24:34 - What sort of things can the reader of “Unstoppble” expect? 31:15 - Could you provide three advices for people? 35:20 - Give us some examples about things you see as usual problems 40:01 - Could you share some success stories about the people you’ve helped? 45:40 - Where can people go to learn more about biohacking and your services? 46:41 - RAPID FIRE QUESTION ROUND 47:00 - What are your favorite biohacks? 49:05 - What can people do to easily biohack themselves? 49:41 - One thing that people that are struggling with mental health issues should know? 50:15 - What is your position on alcohol consumption? 52:15 - Any unusual food or drink you usually consume? 54:35 - How do you do to get into a state of flow? 57:18 - What habbit or opinion you have that people disagree with? 58:30 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 01:01:40 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 01:02:57 - What do the first 30 minutes of your day look like? 01:07:35 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 01:08:25 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:09:25 - How would you double US$ 5K in 24h? 01:11:09 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:11:50 - What silly thing people should do more of? 01:13:08 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 01:13:35 - How would you convince someone to do something good that they didn’t want to do? 01:14:25 - What makes you happiest? 01:15:28 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
1:17:53
October 6, 2019
#23 - Eric Toz - (Just) Do the hard thing
Eric Toz is a tech entrepreneur and the Founder of ShineOn. Eric decided to get himself purposely fired from his first job in order to start his own company, which led him to master ecommerce and digital marketing. Now as the President of ShineOn, an ecommerce platform that allows people to create and sell custom jewelry, he’s an expert on all things custom-made. Find out his journey and tips for success in today’s episode of Smarter Destiny. Show notes Eric Toz 00:30 - Introduction Eric Toz 03:15 - How was the beginning of your path as an entrepreneur? 13:05 - What were the most important learnings from that period? 15:00 - When did you decide to do it on your own? 16:17 - How did you approach this new startup? 26:30 - How did you raise your first million? 31:35 - What were your most important learnings on that period? 38:35 - What legal aspects of the business are important to have in mind when you are starting? 45:15 - What was your biggest selling product this year? 46:21 - RAPID FIRE QUESTION ROUND 46:33 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 49:43 - What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? 50:55 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? 52:51 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 54:35 - How do the first 30 minutes of your day look like? 57:28 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 59:33 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 1:00:20 - How would you double US$ 5K in 24h? 1:01:45 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 1:02:44 - What silly thing people should do more of? 1:03:46 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 1:04:40 - How would you convince someone to do something good that they didn’t want to do? 1:06:40 - What makes you happiest? 1:07:45 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
1:10:27
September 29, 2019
#22 - Meaghan & AJ Yager - Turning data into growth
Meaghan and AJ Connell are business and life partners. Together they co-founded Praxis Metrics, a company committed to helping businesses grow by making better decisions from their data. The power couple shares with us how they scaled their business and their lives by being data-driven in every aspect of their lives, all while running their business remotely and traveling the world. Show notes Meaghan & AJ Yager 00:30 - Introduction Meaghan and AJ Yager. 02:15 - How was your background and how you got together as a power couple? 13:05 - Meaghan, what do you think is a great technique for selling encyclopedias in the modern age? 16:48 - How did you meet? 21:40 - When did you become a couple in business? 23:15 - Tell us about these brain scans you had to understand how you think? 30:05 - What are your top three advice for other couple entrepreneurs? 32:45 - Are you a 24/7 business couple or do you take breaks? 40:08 - Besides bioscans, what other unusual experiences did you have? 47:20 - What does Praxis do for the clients you have? 52:25 - Could you share some anecdote about a specific problem that you dealt with and found especially interesting? 58:05 - What do the first few weeks of a customer with Praxis look like? 01:03:00 - What are the three recurrent metrics that should be prioritized and they aren’t? 01:10:23 - Where can people go to learn more about Praxis? 01:10:55 - QUICK FIRE QUESTION ROUND Any unusual drinking or eating habits? How do you get yourself into a state of flow? What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? What nontraditional lesson would you teach at school? What books had the biggest impact on your life? How do the first 30 minutes of your day look like? Any advice for your previous boss? What do you do to get inspired? How would you double US$ 5K in 24h? What’s the best advice ever given to you? What silly thing people should do more of? Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? How would you convince someone to do something good that they didn’t want to do? What makes you happiest?
1:39:22
September 22, 2019
#21 - Aaron Krall - Converting free trials into paying users
Aaron Krall is a successful entrepreneur who helps Saas (software as a service) owners attract and keep more customers. As a Free Trial Conversion Specialist, Aaron helps SaaS businesses who offer a free trial get more trials and convert them into paying users. He also runs the very active SaaS Growth Hacks Facebook group and does one-on-one coaching for clients. Bullet points 00:30 - Introduction 02:00 - The start of the journey 05:18 - Being unemployed 07:20 - Moving away and starting over 11:05 - Dealing with failure 13:25 - Starting a new business 19:45 - Expanding 20:42 - The first mistake 23:15 - The problem with having too many clients 25:50 - Going back to basics 29:45 - The next thing: SaaS 31:20 - The revelation 33:41 - “If I don’t deliver, you don’t pay me” 39:20 - How to know if your help is needed 40:45 - What works for scaling quickly 44:08 - Today’s business 46:35 - The three biggest usual mistakes 48:57 - Getting and converting traffic 53:30 - Where can people get into your funnel? 54:30 - Rapid fire question round 54:35 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 56:35 - How do you get into a state of flow? 57:33 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with? 58:33 - What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school? 59:50 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 01:01:08 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 01:02:09 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 01:03:12 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:03:58 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:06:00 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 01:09:29 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:10:09 - Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses? 01:11:37 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do? 01:12:27 - What makes you happiest? 01:13:50 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
1:16:21
September 15, 2019
#20 - Mehtab Bhogal - How to build a community and monetize it
Mehtab Bhogal is a young entrepreneur who has built several engaged communities around his passions and turned them into huge companies with massive preorders. He is the Co-Founder of Karta Ventures, a company that specializes in providing consumer brands or ecommerce stores with a funding source to fuel growth. Bullet points 00:30 - Intro 01:50 - The first experience as an entrepreneur: creating a community 03:10 - Dropping out of college 05:10 - Working in digital marketing 06:50 - The guitar community 11:25 - The top three strategies for building a strong community 13:10 - Starting to monetize 14:00 - Getting other forums to participate in the community 15:05 - Facebook Groups and other options 18:15 - The transition towards Horizon Devices 21:25 - The beginning of Karta Ventures 23:30 - Looking to invest in other companies 24:45 - Karta Ventures investments 29:35 - Getting capital for deals 33:30 - When to resell the company 35:23 - Scaling the deal flow 36:50 - The most common mistakes in ecommerce 38:37 - Identifying a smart business owner 40:10 -The characteristics of the best businesses 42:10 - Rapid fire question round 42:38 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 43:09 - How do you get into a state of flow? 45:40 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with? 47:57 - What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school? 50:32 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 53:00 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start? 55:57 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 57:01 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 59:00 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 01:00:00 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:02:28 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:02:55 - Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses? 01:03:33 - 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? 01:05:15 - Where to reach Mehtab 01:06:02 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
1:07:30
September 8, 2019
#19 - Moiz Ali - Quitting the perfect job to become an entrepreneur
Moiz Ali is a Harvard lawyer turned entrepreneur, investor and speaker. After selling his first business, a flash sales site for spirits called Caskers, Moiz founded Native. The company specializes in creating high-quality natural care products, and it’s the fastest growing CPG company in the United States, with over 1 million customers nationwide. The company was acquired for $100 Million in November 2017. Today Moiz is an active investor in over 100 startups, and a speaker on stages across the world. Bullet points 00:30 - Intro 02:30 - Working as a lawyer 05:05 - Quitting the perfect job and starting an online business: Caskers 09:40 - Getting free press 13:25 - The first profits 15:15 - Selling the company 17:30 - The next steps 20:30 - Starting a new business: Native 22:10 - Becoming an expert in natural care 25:30 - Finding the right manufacturer 31:00 - Focusing on product quality 34:30 - Advertising and taking advantage of trends 39:45 - Starting to sell internationally 41:40 - The Procter & Gamble acquisition 52:20 - Rapid fire question round 52:50 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits? 53:55 - How do you get into a state of flow? 56:03 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with? 57:43 - What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school? 58:20 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? 01:00:33 - Any advice for your previous boss or bosses? 01:03:20 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired? 01:04:25 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h? 01:04:55 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? 01:06:20 - What silly thing should people do more of? 01:06:54 - Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses? 01:07:31 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do? 01:08:10 - What makes you happiest?
1:13:16
September 1, 2019
#18 - James Van Elswyk
Show notes James Van Elswyk 00:30 - Introduction James Van Elswyk 02:00 - When did your entrepreneurial path began? - JVE: I was a competitive tennis player at 16. But at the same time I was stringing my own racquet and started to do it for other players for profit. 04:55 - What was the next step on this path? -  JVE: It was a dual path because I went to college and at the same time I had the stringing business. I left college and got a job, but I realized that I didn’t want the get-a-job life. 06:15 - What happened next? - JVE: My first big failure, my restaurant, taught me a lot about costs and to sign every check. 10:05 - JVE: The next big step was the call center business. 14:50 - How was the process to find and keep your staff? - JVE: To scale it effectively I had to understand why someone wants a job? Three main things: They want some money, they want to feel part of something, they want to be appreciated. 21:25 - JVE: I saw student loan consolidation on the horizon so I moved over to that vertical 26:30 - JVE: Towards the end I was busted out and had to sleep on my car. I had to move to South America to lower my living cost. 29:45 - How did you get back on your feet? - JVE: I made it happen with the internet, I could make money of it. It took years to pay back my debt, even making good money, but it was just another step of the path. 33:35 - The anecdote about how JVE got back on the entrepreneur game again. 37:00 - JVE “The times of native advertising” 40:02 - How do you approach the negotiation talks when you sell leads? 46:10 - What is your core business right now? 50:45 - How does your team look like? 51:45 - How do your different businesses link? 55:26 - How do you evaluate deals and how do you project them for the next 20 years? 1:02:30 - QUICK FIRE QUESTION ROUNDS Any unusual drinking or eating habits? - I do intermittent fasten every day. How do you get yourself into a state of flow? - Transcendental meditation. What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like? - I don’t do anything before noon. What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? - I don’t like Trump as a person, but he’s doing great things for America. What nontraditional lesson would you give at school? - Meditation. What books had the biggest impact on your life? - “The four hour work week” by Tim Ferriss. What do you do to get inspired? - Spending more time with younger people. How would you double US$ 5K in 24 h? - Gamble. What’s the best advice ever given to you? - “Focus on today” What silly thing people should do more of? - Laugh. Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? - One hundred duck sized horses. How would you convince someone to do something good that they didn’t want to do? - Tell them they shouldn’t or they can’t do it. What makes you happiest? - When I’m at peace. Any ask or requests from the audience? - Suggest me some great books or any learning materials at james@purpleleads.com or any of my channels.
1:30:15
August 25, 2019
#17 - Yifat Cohen
 Show notes Yifat Cohen 00:30 - Introduction Yifat Cohen 02:25 - Tell us about your first steps on the path of becoming an entrepreneur. - YC: When I came to the US I was part of a three person team app, got asked to teach twelve people to do everything at the job and got fired afterwards. 05:30 - Tell us about the MLM space (Multi Level Marketing). - YC: From a fuel reformulator to selling Viagra. I said again that I wouldn’t be working for anyone else again. 07:32 - How did you get into the Google+ team?. 09:00 - The story about the beginnings of Google Hang Out. 13:08 - What was your secret for success? YC: Engagement. 15:25 - What was the next step on your path? 21:15 - Tell us about your show. 22:30 - How is the system you use to work with your clients? 25:11 - Tell us about you community at www.imthatgeek.com 29:00 - What are the topics you talk about the most on your shows? 36:40 - QUICK FIRE QUESTION ROUNDS Any unusual drinking or eating habits? - All-my-vitamins-soda. And israeli food. How do you get yourself into a state of flow? - I shut everything down. What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? - The importance of engagement. Tips for being better at engagement? - Talk to people! What nontraditional lesson would you give at school? - Engagement. What books had the biggest impact on your life? - “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” and “Illusions” by Richard Bach, “Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance” by Robert M. Pircig. Any advice for your previous boss? - Don’t fire me! But it would have ended up worst for me because I wouldn’t be here. Allow your employees make mistakes, make them feel appreciated. What do you do to get inspired? - I shower and think. First thirty minutes from your day? - Very boring, I wake up, eat my oatmeal and work from home. How would you double US$ 5K in 24 h? - Affiliate marketing would be the fastest way. What’s the best advice ever given to you? - “Talk about pain points” and “Always try something twice”. What silly thing people should do more of? - Play more. Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? - One horse sized duck. How would you convince someone to do something good that they didn’t want to do? - Complementing them. What makes you happiest? - Landing that perfect punch. Teaching. Any ask or requests from the audience? - If you want to talk to world class experts go to www.imthatgeek.com 
1:19:42
August 18, 2019
#16 - Alexander Fedotoff
 Show notes Alexander Fedotoff 00:30 - Introducing Alexander Fedotoff 02:40 - Tell us about the transition from the traditional job to the entrepreneur life. AF - It was a natural evolution. I started with the traditional path, studying in college, but in Ukraine an accountant makes around US$100 a month. So after a while I got married, moved to Poland with my wife, I saw some friends freelancing and they were making much more money than me. I learnt english, started applying at freelancers pages. After a while I came around facebook advertising and started this path. 11:30 - What is your approach when you need to learn a new skill? - AF: I find the best person at it and learn everything I can from them. 19:30 - What are the key roles on your staff? 20:45 - What do you believe is the kind of creative messaging that works best for your clients? - AF: People and influencers for brands. Benefits and problem solving for dropshipping. 25:20 - AF: The importance of funnels 29:03 - What do you use for funnel building? 31:27 - Do you have any preference when choosing your clients? - AF: I don’t like to work with people that “didn’t do their homework” 35:45 - Tell us about AF Media Agency and how you built it.  38:30 - How did you start working with Lululemon? 42:20 - What’s the next step on your path? 45:18 - QUICK FIRE QUESTION ROUNDS Any unusual drinking or eating habits? - Not really. How do you get yourself into a state of flow? - Eliminating distractions. What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? - I am materialistic. First thirty minutes of your day? - Family, breakfast and plan the day. What nontraditional lesson would you give at school? - How to think properly. What books had the biggest impact on your life? - “Often Wrong, Never in Doubt: Unleash the business rebel within” by Donny Deustch, “Principles” by Ray Dalio. “Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump” by Vicky Ward What do you do to get inspired? - I see people from humble beginnings evolve. How would you double US$ 5K in 24h? - I’d spend it on advertising. What’s the best advice ever given to you? - “Whatever makes you happy”. What silly thing people should do more of? - Talk to other people. Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? - One horse sized duck. How would you convince someone to do something good that they didn’t want to do? - I’d tell a good story. What makes you happiest? - Progress. Any ask or requests from the audience? - Aim higher.
1:22:54
August 11, 2019
#15 - Roland Frasier
 Show Notes Roland Frasier 00:28 - Introducing Roland Frasier 03:21 - What were you doing before you become an entrepreneur? - RF: “I was a skate rental clerk. Got paid below the minimum wage, but it was fun.” 05:40 - What started your transition becoming an entrepreneur? - RF: “As soon as I turned 18 I started on the real estate business. But also I played in a band at night, that got me paid as well.” 11:21 - How long were you on the real estate business? - RF: “About one year. I learnt how was the money flowing in this business and it was very interesting.” 18:25 - Why is it important to have a diverse surrounding of people? - RF: It’s good to know the different perspectives and their interests. 19:25 - What was the next step on your path? - RF: “I basically move from real estate to companies. I loved the idea about buying and selling companies.” 26:00 - What skills do you have that made you good at this? - RF: “The hunger to learn and improve” 27:14 - What is I.R.A.C. and how it applies to the decision making process? 28:22 - How do you spot an opportunity? 30:50 - “Revenue, profits and valuation” 31:40 - How do you choose from this vast amount of opportunities available so you can administrate your time? 36:06 - How do these opportunities come across you? 44:42 - How did you get into digital marketing?  46:05 - The story about “Wicked Smart” 54:05 - How many companies do you have or are a part of actively? 56:05 - Tell us about your podcast “Business lunch” 58:00 - - QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS Any unusual drinking or eating habits? - I seek for unusual food in different cultures. How do you get yourself into a state of flow? - I actively seek relationships outside the computer.  What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? - I am anti grind. What nontraditional lesson would you give at school? - How to think better. What books had the biggest impact on your life? - “Think and grow rich” by Napoleon Hill, “How to win friends and influence people” by Dale Carnegie, “Seven habits of highly effective people” by Stephen R. Covey, “Black box thinking” by Matthew Syed, “Measure what matters” by John Doerr, “Business Adventures” by John Brooks and “The goal” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. What do you do to get inspired? - Being grateful and thinking about where I want to go moving forward. How would you double US$ 5K in 24h? - Buy low sell high. What’s the best advice ever given to you? - My father “People often say things they don’t mean when they are mad”. What silly thing people should do more of? - Just be silly. How would you convince someone to do something good that they didn’t want to do? - The art of persuasion and negotiation. Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? - One horse sized duck. What makes you happiest? - Helping other people. Any ask or requests from the audience? - Contact me with any questions you might have.
1:23:50
August 4, 2019
#14 - Alex Brown
  Alex Brown show notes 00:30 - Introducing Alex Brown 04:30 - When would you place your origins as an entrepreneur? - AB: I come from an entrepreneur family… 07:55 - What was your college degree on? - AB: It was in business, ironically 10:20 - What happened after college and how did you meet Chris? - AB: We were introduced by someone in common.  11:26 - About Chris’s skills on crowdfunding 16:20 - What are the pillars of success when crowdfunding? - AB: “When you have something that is not real yet, you must create confidence in the people so they support your idea” 20:05 - Do you still believe in pre launching products? - AB: “If I did that today I’d invest time into building the brand before launching the campaign” 22:35 - Name the most important drivers behind that pre launch - AB: First analize what resonates with the audience, then make a great video with that information. 24:20 - About The Dollar Beard Club 35:20 - AB: “Being young and naive in the world of business we didn’t realize the importance of encouraging consumption” 38:20 - Any mistakes you’ve made and learnt from?  41:33 - What brands have you learnt a lot from? 51:30 - What are you doing with your time now that you exited your position on the Beard Club?  01:01:16 - QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS Any unusual drinking or eating habits? - Intermittent fasten. What do you think people eat a lot and shouldn't? - Processed food. How do you get yourself into a state of flow? - Fasten, meditation and stretching before the gym. Also doing fun stuff. What silly thing people should do more of? - Make people laugh. What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? - Wanting to be liked by everyone. What nontraditional lesson would you give at school? - Mindfulness. What book had the biggest impact on your life? - “The power of now” by Eckhart Tolle. “Never lose a customer again” by Joey Coleman. “This is marketing” by Seth Godin. What do you do to get inspired? - Outside. Getting around with high level people. What’s the best advice ever given to you? - My father “Really take care of your customers and focus on relationships” Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? - One hundred small horses How would you convince someone to do something good that they didn’t want to do? - Empathising and seeing why this is important. If that doesn’t work, physically force them to do it with my hundred tiny horse army. What makes you happiest? - Relationships, people. And playing music. Any ask or requests from the audience? - Be mindful with your business.
1:24:06
July 27, 2019
#13 - Matt Schmitt
  Show notes: Matt Schmitt 00:30 - Introducing Matt Shmitt 04:50 - How was the transition from being an employee to being your own boss? - MS: I started with affiliate marketing at first because I graduated during the Great Recession, there were no jobs. I then started working at a large company in St. Louis where my father and grandfather used to worked too. But I wanted something different. 14:50 - “It’s nerve wracking because you are walking into the unknown, but you have to remember, and keep into perspective, that you are doing what’s best for yourself.” 15:55 - Which are the most important metrics for updates on your company? - MS: Communication is very important with your team, make sure that everyone is aligned on a single vision. 23:25 - What are your top three biggest strengths when making money? - MS: First, I’m very good at processing. Second, I can see something and pull it my way. Lastly, I’m good at educating people. 27:00 - What would you say were the biggest changes over the past two years and how have you adapted? - MS: It’s all about creative marketing. The world is at it most competitive place nowadays. You have to take it to the brand level. What we do is not to rely on that first yes, all I want to do is to get that guy on my funnel. You have to look at everything over a bigger window of time, not focus only on today. 31:50 - What stages and messaging are you using on your funnel? - MS: First of all what we want is that first click on our adds.  38:00 - What are you selling on the smart apps business? 46:05 - What observations do you see on the successful students you had comparing to the unsuccessful ones? 56:15 - Quick fire questions Any unusual drinking or eating habits? - Apple cider vinegar drinks, hamburguers, bacon, eggs, etc. Unaccepted on the entrepreneurs circles. How do you get yourself into a state of flow? - Workout. First minutes of your day? -Wakeup at 6AM. Coffee. Talk with my wife. Workout. What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? - College. What nontraditional lesson would you give at school? - Managing your finance. What book had the biggest impact on your life? - “Shoe Dog” by Phil Knight. What advice would you give to your previous boss? - Don’t put people in a box. What do you do to get inspired? - Being around money. How would you double US$ 50K in a day if I gave them to you? - Hire the right person to do it. What’s the best advice ever given to you? - My dad said “No one is gonna give you shit for free” What silly thing people should do more of? - Just loosen up Would you fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? - One hundred duck sized horses. What makes you the happiest? - When my wife’s belly laughs. Any asks or requests for the audience? - Always remember what you did this for.
1:21:17
July 21, 2019
#12 - Gerald Soh
  Shownotes: Gerald Soh 00:30 - Introducing Gerald Soh. 03:00 - Tell us about the transition from being an employee to an entrepreneur - GS: I studied science, but I didn’t want to work on a lab. I got a job on a bank, but my  income was fixed, so it didn’t matter how hard I worked it will be the same. So I got a job at Pfizer selling Viagra, it was awkward. I wasn’t good at it, couldn’t reach my quota. So I started to learn about online marketing. 11:00 - “After six months I made my first dollar online”. 11:30 - “I was at a the lowest, my mother was telling me to get back on a regular job. I gave myself one year to make it work”. 17:50: “I did ‘launch checking’ with SEO, that was the beginning of my courses”. 20:55 - “That same year (2015) I started giving coaching programs”. 22:33 - “Also on 2015 we won the first WarriorPlus Award for Vendor of the year, and we were just beginning”. 24:30 - “By the end of 2015 we switched all the coaching to e-commerce and Shopify”. 32:10 - The story about the first Malaysian masterminds. 41:45 - Quick fire questions Any unusual drinking or eating habits? - Hamburgers and fast food once in a while. Any advice for entrepreneurs that are also parents? -Find help, but also spend family time. How do you get yourself into a state of flow? - Music. What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? - It’s in my nature to always work harder, can’t stop. What book had the biggest impact on your life? - “The Power” and “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. What’s the best advice ever given to you? - My friends father said “While you are still young, work as hard as you can”  What silly thing people should do more of? - Just let go and do whatever you want once in a while. How would you convince someone to do something that’s good but they are not enthusiastic to do it? - Focus on the benefits. Would you fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? - The big duck. What makes you the happiest? - Family. Any asks or requests for the audience? - Subscribe to Smarter Destiny and go to www.geraldsoh.com for any advice you need
1:12:37
July 14, 2019
#11 - Justin Christianson
  Show notes: Justin Christianson 00:15 - Presentation Justin Christianson and how we met 02:35 - How did you become an entrepreneur? - JC: I was an electrician in my twenties but I got tired of working so hard, that long everyday. So I started selling cell phones, it started there. 07:35 - “Failing miserably at a bunch of things and getting used to being an entrepreneur” 11:32 - Is there any vivid memory about a very hard moment on the business path? - JC Selling cell phones I got my ass chewed from everybody because I was trying to grow my business and I knocked on the wrong door. 13:20 - What was the catalyst that got you into lead generation? - JC: “It was wild west before the first Google slap” 17:50 - What set you up and how do you choose your opportunities now? - JC: “I have a fairly high risk tolerance. If someone is spending money on it, chances are that the need is there” 21:21 - What are your strongest personality trades with your business partner? 23:40 - Back to the story with the Wild West and lead generation 25:23 - What product were you selling? - JC: Info 28:25 - JC: I essentially built “Optimizely” before it was a thing 30:20 - The beginning of “Conversion Fanatics” 33:11 - What does “Conversion Fanatics” do? - JC: Basically we make marketing more effective through testing. 37:35 - How big a deal is this for the customer, revenue wise? 42:25 - Quick fire questions Any unusual things you eat or drink regularly? How do you get yourself into a state of flow? What opinion or habit you have that other people tend to disagree with? If you ran a school what non traditional lesson would you teach? What book affected you the most? Any advice for your previous boss? Advice for entrepreneurs that are parents? Best advice ever given to you? Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? What makes you happy? Any asks or requests for the audience?
1:10:37
July 6, 2019
#10 - Dan Nikas
 Shownotes:  00:30 - Presentation Dan Nikas 00:42 - About the career as a homicide detective. “Traditionally police, when they get into these sort of long work trips, they go to the pub to spend the afternoon. But I turned to fitness instead” 06:15 - The first course about how to grow your facebook page.  06:45 - First time DN hears about print on demand shirts. 08:08 - Facebook advertising and how, all of the sudden, this system appeared where people tell you everything about themselves. 09:00 - The breakdown as a policeman. “The doctors said I couldn’t do that anymore” 14:30 - “I had two choices, do I fight for it or do I submit”. 20:30 - “If you build your whole business on someone else’s foundation, and they take that away, you have nothing”. 22:11 - Print on Demand vs. Dropshipping. 25:13 - “Well, if I’m trying to build a brand, I don’t want to be all day finding new customers and not make them happy, so I went back to POD”. 26:15 - Leggins and how the business took off. 27:35 - Starting at 0 and going to US$ 4.5M in the first twelve months. 29:40 - I very quickly learned that I need help. Yes, it costs money to have help, but you can’t go somewhere without. 30:41 - The biggest demands from customers where in the end used as advertisement. 35:43 - You have to have a Post-purchase funnel 42:12 - Stop trying to chase the guru screenshots. That’s not the reality of the business. 44:30 - When sales are going so well you forget to know where your money is going to. You have to be efficient and reduce costs. - QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS 47:00 - Which are your top three metrics?  51:30 - What advice for the entrepreneur dad’s? 56:45 - What are your first 15 to 30 minutes of the day like? 58:20 - What unusual things you drink or eat? 59:00 - How do you get yourself into a state of flow? 1:00:00 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with? 1:03:19 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach if you ran a school? 1:05:05 - What book had the biggest impact on your life? 1:08:30 - Where do you go to get inspired? 1:12:05 - if I gave you US$ 5k how would you double it in 24hs? 1:13:34 - Best advice ever given to you? 1:15:44 - One horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? 1:19:00 - What would you ask to the audience?
1:21:50
July 1, 2019
#09 - Nate Lind - PART 2
  PART 2 03:00 - Personal development. NL: “Finding coaches or trainings that can help you understand more about why you do what you do” 10:05 - First thirty minutes of your day - NL: Kids and family. Wake up very early.  13:18 - Ideal morning rutine - NL: “Spending a little bit more time for me to center” 17:16 - State of flow - NL: “Deep breathing is the most effective way. I’m also a procrastinator so, for me, start doing is the best I can do” 23:59 - If you ran a school, what non traditional lesson would you give? - NL: “Finantial literacy, but also development of the personal depth.” 25:13 - What book/s made the biggest impact. - NL: R. A. Salvatore Magitian (?) (couldn’t find the book, maybe a different name), Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyozaki and Millionaire Fastlane by M. J. de Marco 30:22 - Best advice ever given to you - NL: “Don’t get caught up on all the ‘what if’ scenarios”  1:19:36 - Any unusual things that you eat or drink regularly? - NL: “I just started drinking coffee” 35:02 - What habbit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with? - NL: “Mental health situation in America, particularly for entrepreneurs” “Gender paradigme for men and women” 39:23 - What makes you happiest? NL: When I’m having fun with my family and When I’m around a group of guys when we are just being real.  41:20 - What silly thing people should do more often? - NL: Skip 44:15 - Fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? - NL: Hundred small horses 48:04 - Expectations about The Cartel Mastermind convention y Dominican Republic 54:07 - About the event in May “The Sellers Cruise”
1:34:21
June 14, 2019
#08 - Nate Lind - PART 1
  “Avoid getting cut on the cutting edge” 00:00 - Introduction 03:35 - How did you start many businesses without any money? - NL: The story about how he started a business with just credit cards. 06:38 - “I found that when I’m in periods of high pressure and people depend on me I Lift my game up” 08:55 - CPA and how to start with just one funnel.  09:45 - What is CPA? 11:26 - “Pick your best seller and create a funnel for it and then run traffic to it” 11:42 - Affiliate traffic approach - The time before influencers 17:30 - The point of view of a spoke-hub system for e-commerce 18:45 - Real Estate strategies applied to e-commerce 26:20 - Similarities between CPA and influencer marketing  30:15 - How do you convince an influencer that your brand is the one they should choose to work with? - “Learn EPC (earnings per click) vs CPC (cost per click)” Find out what motivates the influencer. 37:08 - “There are companies that exist entirely on Amazon with physical products, and that’s the stupidest way to build a business”  40:45 - The advantages on building your own platform.
50:32
June 14, 2019
#07 - Jordan Rolband
 SHOW NOTES for Jordan Rolband -  Consistency is the key 2:05 - How did you get started making money? JR - “I hated it, it was like pulling teeth, but what I learned about was selling antique watches....”  6:05 - Strategies that you’ve learned selling watches? JR - Hype around the watch. Know your audience. Create the need to have it. “Where I focused my attention was telling the story around the time piece to the individuals based on their personality”  8:15 - How did you find out who that person was? JR - “ebay taught me a lot about that. I learned to diagnose the type of customer based on their questions on the platform”  9:55 - Where did you go after the watch business? JR - Anecdote about moving to Miami. A finance business. Mortgages, insurance, etc. I learned that I was very interested in marketing. I was good at transitioning business the internet.  13:39 - “I was dating new a girl at the time that today is my wife and she gave me an ultimatum, I had to come back to New Jersey or we were finished as a couple.”  14:41 - “And then I discovered affiliate marketing and that totally changed the game for me as a person and for us as a company”  17:00 - How did you make your product stand out and convince the influencers (afilliates) to sell your product? JR - “At heart I’m a sales guy” “We were the right partner to work with”  20:40 - “I was making good money, but it wasn’t satisfying. I was really eager to build something bigger. The company was sold in 2011. I had to learn a few things that you are not taught in school, so I took a job and I saw that there was more to learn that what I thought. I understood that I needed a partner. I met him at the company. We discovered that the best way to grow was to build a business together”  25:25 - Is that the business you currently run? - JR Yes. We started as an affiliate boutique network type of business. We reinvested everything we made into the business. The story about how they became a business that didn’t rely on any third parties.  28:40 How was moving to different areas when the business grew? - JR We became experts at international banking. 36:05 How much you spend on media? - JR 4 to 6 hundred thousand a day. It depends on the site.  39:30 Tell us about the fist 30 minutes of your day. 45:13 - How do you get into the state of flow? JR - “Everything for me is about routine, so consistency is the key.”  47:30 - What habbit or opinion you have that people disagrees with. JR - I avoid conversations about religion or politics  48:30 - What non traditional lesson would you give at school. JR - “don’t listen to what they told you, think different, ask lost of questions”  50:25 - Books that affected your life. JR - Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio  51:30 - If I gave you USD 5000, how would oyu double it in 24hs? JR - “Invest it in my business.”  51:58 - Best advice ever given to you. JR - “Always be true to yourself”  54:00 - How would you convince someone to do something good, that they didn’t want to do. JR - “By doing it myself”  55:25 - Would you rather fight one horse size duck or a thounsand duck size horses? JR - “I would fight the one on one”  56:05 - What makes you the happiest. JR - Family.  57:50 - Are you creative naaturally or is there anything you do to get on that creative path? JR. - Studying has really helped me becoming much more crative.  59:00 - Any requests for the audience? - JR “What makes me happy is to provide and give directions to others in the path of marketing or e-commerce, so it would be great if you reached me, specially at facebook.”
1:08:19
June 7, 2019
#06 - Daniel Snow
SHOW NOTES for Daniel Snow - It's all about growing 00:00 - Introduction 01:45 - How did you get started? - DS: I got started on the online marketing space at sophomore year of college. “My entire perception of ‘you got to get a job’ was completely blown away when I realized I could make money on the phone” 03:40 - What sort of things were you sharing on your twitter account (to start making money) - DS: Fitness and motivation twitter account.  04:06 - What happened next? - DS: I believe it took me about a year and a half to have a substantial amount of followers, and so I started building a network of accounts. 05:45 - DS “How do you monetize? First I was doing cost per click. So I thought if these companies are able to pay publishers, why don’t I make a website myself and get paid directly from the source. Shortly after that I got into apps, and with my first one I got two and a half million downloads and went to number 20 on the app store. It was a game, Hop hop ninja”. 08:12 DS “After having success through that, I realized that other people didn’t know how to monetize their followers, so we founded Caffeine Digital . After the first two weeks, with no employees, we were making about ten thousand dollars a day.” The story behind Caffeine Digital and not becoming a dentist. 11:32 - Where did your “faith” come from and what was your system when you weren’t cashing checks? - DS: I set up my goals, first it was getting followers, then it was revenue, etc. Consistency was the key.  14:05 - And what happened inside your mind when you didn’t hit your target? - DS: I just had to make my goal per day, and if I didn’t, I had to compensate the next day.  19:23 - DS: “What I enjoy the most is growing” 20:05 - Talking about growth, what lever under your control is your number one to hit your growth goals? - DS: It changes on a product by product basis. At two of our main products we had people on the payroll who’s full time job was to close deals with influencers. 27:57 - What would your golden nugget be to attracting influencers? - DS: For us money talks and your word speaks for itself.  32:54 - PART 2 33:41 - Are there any unusual things that you eat or drink regularly? - DS: Right now I’m not eating meat except for fish, it makes me feel better, but it’s really hard to keep.  35:49 - How do you get into a state of flow? - DS: Music  36:35 - What habit or opinion you have that people disagree with? - DS: Working as much as I do. 38:40 - If you ran a school and have to teach one non traditional lesson, what would it be? - DS: Don’t succumb to outside pressure on what you should do with your life. “In the world that we live in, everyone is a dreamer, but there are only a few doers. I was willing to be a doer” 42:35 - What books had the biggest impact on your life? - DS: One book that really resonated with me was “Shoe dog” by phil knight 44:22 - Where do you do or what do you do to get inspired? - DS: I can get inspired at the gym or during my workday, I don’t need to go to a specific place. 45:20 - What’s the best advice ever given to you? - DS: “Don’t hire friends” and “Be very careful with the people that you do business with” 47:26 - What silly thing should people do more of? - DS: Meet new people and get out of your comfort zone. 50:05 - Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? - DS: One. It’s always best one than one hundred. 50:55 - What makes you happiest? - DS: Progress in any aspect and being with friends and family. 51:58 - Request from the audience? - Follow me on Instagram @dapper to get in touch with me or thesnowagency.com. Enjoy the moment.
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May 31, 2019
#05 - Joshua Elizetxe
 SHOW NOTES for Joshua Elizetxe - Make it a win win win situation 02:00 - Who are you Josh? JE - First steps as a teenager trying to become an entrepreneur.  4:15 - The anecdote about being invited to a party at the Playboy Mansion while he was underage. 05:30 - When you get into a brand, you are looking 30 years down the line.  06:37 - “The irony about capitalism is that you have to give the opportunity for your team to have a purpose and make good money” 07:45 - “It takes the same amount of time to make a million dollar deal than to make a one hundred millions dollar deal, and time is the only thing you can’t buy” 12:15 - How do you recruit a world class team? JE The anecdote about Kobe Bryant and how he changed and improved his life. “A players want to work with A players and they want to be led by someone that’s going to lead them to the top” 17:00 - Strategies. “When people receive our product for free they feel like they owe us a lot, and when they see that celebrities are using it and they’re getting it for free they say ‘I’m going to post this all over’” 23:00 - Three tips to win the best influencers. 1.- “You have to make it a win win win” 2.- “I never look to make money with the celebrities” 3.- “Licensing fee, equity, money up front” 28:08 - “Out there is who you know, but also money talks” 30:00 - “How are you going to stand out? It’s all about marketing and sells” 32:15 - “Ego is the killer if you are a leader” “People don’t want to work with cheap people” 36:30 - “If I have to live on the street to pay a salary to someone I want on my team, I’ll live on the street” 39:01 - “You should never have money in your bank account if you are building something of true value” 42:00 - 5 questions. 1- How do you get into a state of flow? JE - Gratitude and humility. Write down what i want to tackle and delegate. Airplane mode. “If we don’t focus we’ll fuck us” 45:15 - 2 Llifechanging books.  E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber The Science of Success: How Market-Based Management Built the World's Largest Private Company by Charles Koch Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman How to Win Friends and Influence People by  Dale Carnegie Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by James C. Collins 50:07 - Best advice given to you. JE “Think bigger, think longer term, put your money where your mouth is and build something that truly has value” 55:30 - Would you rather fight one horse size duck or one hundred duck size horses? - JE “The big one. I’m always chasing the bigger hunt. Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better at it.” 1:01:48 “Tactics make people rich, strategy makes people wealthy”
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May 24, 2019
#04 - Dave Loader - Unveiling your purpose through Buddhism
Dave Loader joins us one more time to tell us all about his experience learning meditation at a Buddhist temple in Thailand, and how a car accident changed his life for the better. Dave also shares with us the role of meditation in both breaking bad habits and forming new ones, different views on the ego and vision boards for designing the life you want. Bullet points 01:00 - Intro 02:30 - The monastery story 08:40 - The entrance/initiation 16:10 - The learnings at the monastery 20:25 - The objective of buddhism 24:20 - Advice for people dealing with their ego 29:15 - Other views on the ego: the stoics, Ryan Holiday and mindfulness 32:30 - Alan Watts’s philosophy 34:35 - How a car crash changed my life 44:55 - Breaking bad habits and creating good ones 49:05 - The vision board / Mental rehearsal 51:05 - The role of meditation when forming new habits / Meditation against the brain’s default mode 54:07 - Martyn Cook’s perspective on psychedelics
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May 14, 2019
#03 - Alex Cunliffe
SHOW NOTES for Alex Cunliffe - Inkthreadable   1:50 - Tell the audience what Inkthreadable is - AC explains briefly what his brand is. 3:50 - What do you do and how long have you been doing it? - AC: Amy is my partner in life and business. The beginnings when they were 14 years old.   6:06 - Tell us about your name inkthreadable.  7:30 - Units, staff, size, etc. - AC: Specific data 9:40 - Turnover and growth -  10:50 - What challenges did you face? AC: Creating a company with no experience at 17 years old. Family of entrepreneurs helped with good advice.  13:08 - Inkthreadable is a software company that offers a physical product as a service. 18:26 - Printing leggins for Martyn Cook, the challenge. 22:15 - The risks you’ve taken. AC - Change the equipment from desktop to large scale industrial. How do the new industrial machines function. 28:54 - Family. The birth of his child and how this affected the business.  33:40 - How can one manage being a good dad and a serious entrepreneur. “We do things as a family” 38:10 - “One of the things that are most important for me is happiness”  39:17 - How do you deal with an issue or problem? The fake stealing of Frozen soundtrack talk. 46:00 - The story about his customer, a lifestyle entrepreneur, who build a six figure business in 12 months while traveling the world. 49:50 - Round of quick questions. How do you get into a state of flow? Reflection and mindfulness. 53:10 -  If you ran a school, what non traditional lesson would you teach? Basic Business. Marketing, sales, financing, taxes, operation. 54:40 - What silly thing should people do more often? Sing and dance 55:40 - Best advice? Don’t turn down opportunity 58:15 - Benefits for the listeners. 
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May 14, 2019
#02 - Cheryl Cigan - Make yourself the best ‘who you are’
Cheryl Cigan is a computer expert and one of the first sellers on Amazon. With a huge range of skills and passion for learning, her mission is to empower people with the knowledge on how to do things. As the founder of known.com, she teaches entrepreneurs how to use online marketing as a tool to build their businesses. Bullet points 00.30 - Introduction 02:15 - A little background 03:25 - Opening a bookstore and meeting an astronaut / and the astronaut story 06:05 - Play with things when they’re brand new 06:20 - The astronaut story (cont.) 08:20 - “If something doesn’t make sense, step back and look again” 12:20 - Starting the online book selling business / How to find the path of the money / Finding the path of money 15:02 - Start with the foundations 18:00 - “Find out who the thought leaders are, who are the people that are breaking new ground, and learn from them. If you learn the foundations, you can build anything” 21:20 - Teaching to the instructors 25:50 - The strategy to picking up new skills 29:50 - Master whatever you are interested in 30:40 - Modalities of learning 38:20 - The benefits of writing on paper 41:39 - Jeff Bazos and getting in the path of the money 44:38 - Why I had to close the store 47:35 - Taking advantage of the new trend 47:44 - The story behind the domain name 49:35 - The future path for known.com. “Transition from being a business that does things for people to teaching people how to do things.” 50:20 - Facebook advertising 52:00 - Understanding the foundations vs tactics 57:55 - Rapid fire questions round
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May 14, 2019
#01 - Dave Loader - How lucid dreaming can improve your life
Dave Loader is a personal trainer with a strong passion for self-improvement and a firm believer that sleep quality is fundamental for a healthy mind a body. Join us today to find out all about the benefits of sleep and how lucid dreaming can better your life. Bullet points 0:30 - Introduction 2:45 - The importance/ benefits of sleeping and dreaming 4:25 - What your body does when you sleep 5:45 - Weight loss and sleeping 6:40 - Quality or quantity of sleep 11:00 - The ideal conditions/bedroom for sleeping 16:00 - Supplements vs a good diet 20:00 - Lucid dreaming 24:10 - The benefits of lucid dreaming 32:02 - How lucid dreaming can improve your life / Improving your life with lucid dreaming 34:30 - How to incorporate lucid dreaming 42:02 - How to maximize the experience of lucid dreaming 50:00 - Suggestions for lucid dreaming 51:20 - Books about lucid dreaming
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May 14, 2019
Smarter Destiny Podcast
 We are on a mission.We are 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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April 3, 2019