The AVNI Interviews w Eric Bork & Mikey Taylor

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On the Avni Interviews Eric Bork and Mikey Taylor interview people doing the work they want in the lifestyle they love to help people add practical revenue streams in our new digital world.
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Building a Niche Agency as a side hustle w Derek Porter | 0070 The AVNI Interviews w Eric Bork
Derek Porter built his agency with a speciality in Video Motion Graphics.  Being very Niche, Derek describes the struggles that are similar to most agency owners.
October 18, 2019
Building an eCommerce company in a niche w Frank Downstar | The AVNI Interviews 0069 w Eric Bork
When the deposits from his online story became greater than his bi-weekly paychecks from Best Buy, Frank Downstar knew he was onto something.  He quit his job and went in on selling bolts for rebuilding Honda engines.  Today, Frank has an office with a garage to work on cars, a video editing studio, podcast studio and warehouse for his bolts and gear.  In this episode we break down his story.
October 3, 2019
40k Month Agency w Jason Smith & Spotlight Media | The AVNI Interviews 0068 w Eric Bork
Jason Smith was worked for 14 years as LAPD when he discovered you could work from home as a digital agency.  At first he didn't believe it, but after taking a Facebook Ads certification course and getting a few clients he found himself making more money than he could in a year running ads.  He then doubled and tripled that.  In todays episode, we'll break down how he did it.
September 25, 2019
Alibaba & Product Sourcing in Asia | The AVNI Interviews 0067 w Eric Bork
Should you use Alibaba or source direct from a factory in China?  This week, we are coming to you from Xiamen, China, where we are producing a digital product for Nate Sedgwick of Sourcing Mojo.  Nate's company helps all size companies from start up entrepreneurs to a billion dollars in revenue get the best quality manufacturing in China. Quick update on our trip and then dive in at 4:40min. It's a short one because we have to head for the airport and have been filming all week.  Enjoy and see you next week!
September 19, 2019
Flipping Burgers to Agency Owner Anthony Hinojos | The AVNI Inteviews 0066 w Eric Bork
He was a manager at In N Out Burger.  I told him not to quit his job, but he did it anyways.  Fast forward 11 months and Anthony Hinojos moved out of his moms house and has built an agency for himself.  This week, we wanted to bring you a very practical and realistic story of hard work to earn independence and Anthony is a great story.  We don't say perfect because he's had to overcome many obstacles, but Anthony did it, and in this episode he breaks down how.
September 11, 2019
Can Your Purpose Be Selfish? | 0065 The AVNI Interviews w Eric Bork
When talking about your "WHY," does it always have to contribute?  When is it appropriate to be selfish vs selfless?  This is the topic of todays podcast on The AVNI Interviews.
September 4, 2019
Creating Your Best Process | The AVNI interviews 0064 w Eric Bork
Some people thrive in certain environments and fail in others.  Do you have a process for getting your best work done?  This is the topic for today's podcast.   As a pro-skateboarder, I developed a process that helped me get better and better and film video parts, which was the equivalent of releasing an album to professional skateboarders. It may be more than the environment, it may be the process.  I once was in a situation where I had an athletic process down.   Here it is for your reference: 1 - Choose your inspo.  Find someone who you truly want to emulate. 2 - Pick your song.  I would pick songs to create video parts to, but this could be your favorite podcast, or youtuber, etc. 3 - Start visualizing to your song.  For me, it was skating rails, stairs, ledges, etc.  But if it's a digital product, you can visualize sales coming in on your phone, or you interacting with your FB group.  If it's home's you could create a book of sales to look back at. 4 - Pick what the ender will be, or the big win:  As you visualize the different parts, pick the big win, such as selling a certain amount, or a big home, closing a large round of funding, etc. 5 - Find Your Training Facility - I had a skate park I went to every day to practice.  I was able to master skills by going there every day I never would have been able to do if I wasn't surrounded by an environment focussed on progress. 6 - Record Small Wins - As I started to film tricks, I would add them to my song.  Even when it was 1 or 2 in the beginning, it was exciting because I was getting closer to the 100 tricks I needed to put out a video part. 7 - Have a vision of the final product - Every day I would think about how it would change my life when I put out the final product.  This is what drove me and motivated me daily.  I could see it so clearly and while it usually ended up a little different than I had imagined, there were always parts that were exactly what I had envisioned. Now apply this to your job, being an entrepreneur, or whatever you truly desire.  Get yourself into the environment where you thrive and create a process that brings out the absolute best and most productive you.
August 23, 2019
20 Yr Old Makes 10k in Month 2 w Lucas Lindstrom | The AVNI Interviews 0063
Lucas Lindstrom was one of our youngest Social Media Digital Agency students.  At 20 years old, he was making $500/month from his parents business.  After taking our program, he made over 10k his second month.  We wanted to break down exactly how he did it so it doesn't sound like one of those false promise fairy tales you see and hear online every day.  In this episode, Lucas explains exactly what he did.
August 8, 2019
Building a 4k Membership Site w Finn McKenty The AVNI Interviews 0062
Finn McKenty threw me off.  He first messaged me as a hard core Youtuber.  While I totally respected his passion, I had no idea his level of education, background, knowledge of digital marketing and achievements.  He loves operations and while he is known in the hard core music scene, it is for his passion for systems, business and marketing.  I quickly realized his insights were extremely valuable for our audience and we decided to have him on the show.  Enjoy and hope you take as much value from it as I did.
July 31, 2019
Should I Quit My Job or Transition with Oso Production - The AVNI Interviews 0061 w Eric Bork
Should I quit my job now, or transition into starting my own co?  The Answer varies for every individual, but we often get asked this regarding starting a social media digital agency.  Oso runs his own production agency Oso Production and has a degree in finance.  He is a hustler and great film maker and his story is extremely valuable to anyone considering taking this leap.
July 24, 2019
Agency Growth Nick Comanici |The AVNI Interviews 0060
Here on The AVNI Interviews we interview people making money in the new digital world to help other people build practical revenue streams.
July 17, 2019
Finding Your Voice & How Mikey Taylor Has Found a New Voice - The AVNI Interviews 0059
For the past couple of years we have brought stories of entrepreneurs and the stories they've gone through.  Recently our co-host Mikey Taylor has undertaken the path of financial and real estate education and re-discovered his voice after going through the process of letting go of one passion and undertaking an entire new one.  In this episode, we go over what Mikey has been up to and how there is a need to have conversations about money and finances. **** Here on the AVNI Interviews we interview people building practical revenue streams in the new digital world to help others do the same thing.
July 3, 2019
Agnecy Owner Amir Jafari Fivespot Marketing | The AVNI Interviews 0058 w Eric Bork
How do you get to having 50+ clients?  This week, we give you the rundown with the founder of Five Spot Marketing, Amir Jafari. **** Here on The AVNI Interviews, we interview people who have created revenue streams and break down how they did it as practically as we possibly can. ****
June 26, 2019
Additional revenue stream for agencies & creatives w Praze Partners | The AVNI Interviews 0057
Larger agencies are jumping on this trend right now and over the next 12-24 months most agencies will add this opportunity to their list of services for one simple reason:  Review Software is a great way to add a service for creatives who have clients with Google listings, without having to do a ton of work, or hire an employee to do more work.   Our goal with the Praze agency partner program is to help agencies add 48k yearly recurring revenue to their gross income. We had Stuart on a few weeks back and this week, we focus on the opportunity for agency owners and creatives to become Praze partners.
June 21, 2019
Quality Sourcing Overseas with Nate Sedgwick of Sourcing Mojo | The AVNI Interviews 0056 w Eric Bork
This weeks guest could possibly be one of the most valuable resources for ecommerce entrepreneurs.  How do small brands source products overseas without breaking the bank?  Nate Sedgwick of sourcing mojo has the answer.  Instead of hiring 3 full time employees, or having your quality control suffer, Nates company, Sourcing Mojo, offers an amazing service:  a team of 14 members in China, who will oversee your products from factory to delivery, for only a small monthly fee. 
June 12, 2019
7 Money Principles & Mistakes not to Make - The AVNI Interviews 0055 w Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
In this episode, Eric Interviews Mikey on the 7 money mistakes not to make and what he's learned while accumulating wealth. **** Here on The AVNI Interviews we interview people doing the work they want in the lifestyle they love to help other people do the same thing.
June 7, 2019
The AVNI Interviews 0054 Sales Mastery w Eric Bork & Stuart Faught
In this episode we discuss why sales is one of the most valuable skill one can possess, also, expert salesman Stuart Faught, founder of, shares some valuable strategies on sales.
May 30, 2019
500k Ecommerce bus restoring Custom Furniture Fothright NYC The AVNI Interviews 0053
After placing a $20 ad and making $2,500 on a high end chair, Justin Montanari and Eric Ryalls realized they were on to something.  Their first year, they did 150k, then 350k in 2018 and are on track to do 600k in 2019.  From searching free on craigslist and making 6k, to overcoming being sued, Justin and Eric break down their business and brand.
May 22, 2019
Know Your Value | The AVNI Interviews 0052 w Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
In this episode we go over a 4 step process in knowing your value:  Personally, Your Product and/or business.
May 15, 2019
Our Facebook Ads Expert Mizael | The AVNI Interviews 0051
In this episode we interview Mizael Huante, our Facebook / Instagram Ads experts.  We discuss when to do ads yourself, vs when to hire someone, strategies to optimize Facebook ads, and other valuable tips in Facebook ads.
May 8, 2019
7 Lessons from April | The AVNI Interviews 0050 w Mikey Taylor and Eric Bork
Starting this month, the first Wed of every month, we are going to recap what actually went on in our businesses this past month.
May 1, 2019
21 Yr Old Matt Gresia Builds Successful Ecom business | 0049 The AVNI Interviews w Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
20 Year Old Matt Gresia built a profitable Ecom business with no paid advertisements while donating to canswer research.  In episode 0059 we interview Matt Gresia, the Founder of Casnwer Sock Co.
April 24, 2019
How to Close Sales | The AVNI Interviews 0048 Eric Bork & Mikey Taylor
How to close sales. **** In this episode of The AVNI Interviews, Eric Bork & Mikey Taylor go over how to close sales.  Let's go. **** Here on the AVNI Interviews we interview people doing the work they want in the lifestyle they love to help other people do the same thing.
April 17, 2019
Building Monthly Recurring Revenue By Licensing Review Software | 0047 Stuart Faught
Stuart Faught is the founder of, a review software for local businesses to get reviews on Google and other popular review sites.
April 10, 2019
How Daniel Kasidi built a business out of shoe laces | The AVNI Interviews 0046 w Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Daniel Kasidi is the founder of Rastaclat, a brand who spreads positivity through their uniquely designed bracelets.  Daniel originally turned his extra shoe laces into woven bracelets and almost 10 years later, he has turned these bracelets into a profitable business with no funding and 35 employees.
April 3, 2019
How to get good on camera / Q & A | The AVNI Interviews 0045
We've learned a lot about being on camera in content and today we want to share.  One technique is to ask a question and answer it, to the point, in 15-60 seconds.  We posted a Q and A and we test ourselves in the podcast answering the questions that the audience asked on.
March 27, 2019
Creating a digital content strategy | The AVNI Interviews 0044 with Eric Bork & Mikey Taylor
In this episode Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork discuss creating a social media / digital content strategy for personal and product brands.
March 20, 2019
Get what you want part 2 | The AVNI Interviews 0043 with Mikey Taylor and Eric Bork
How to get what you want part 2.  The AVNI Interviews 0043 with Mikey Taylor and Eric Bork
March 13, 2019
What is your version of the GOODxLife? | The AVNI Interviews 0042
Let's define each individual's version of the GOODxLife.  in this episode we go over ours individually.
March 6, 2019
Real estate skate broker Greg Harris | The AVNI Interviews 0041 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Greg Harris is a former pro skateboarder who now brokers real estate deals for pros like Andrew Reynolds, Jim Greco, etc.
February 27, 2019
Best ways to make money | The AVNI Interviews 0040 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
DOWNLOAD PDF HERE: **** In this episode of the AVNI Interviews, we discuss some of the best ways to make money and how to do it such as digital products, syndicating real estate deals, etc.
February 20, 2019
Life as an NFL Super Bowl Champ Steve Weatherford | The AVNI Interviews 0039 w Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Steve Weatherford is a former NFL Super Bowl Champion, Entrepreneur and hell of a guy. Good times meeting with the Family man.
February 13, 2019
Money in Skateboarding | The AVNI Interviews 0038 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Co-hosts Eric Bork & Mikey Taylor have a discussion about money in the skateboard industry including pro salaries and companies.
February 6, 2019
Vince Capaldi building Glassy Eyewear part 2 | The AVNI Interviews with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork Capaldi is the co-founder of Glassy Eyewear with his brother Mike Mo Capaldi. Vince built the product while his brother was finishing his pro-career as a skateboarder and now runs the co day to day with Mike Mo. Glassy recently expanded into Gaming and Prescription and the future is bright!
January 30, 2019
Launching a successful digital product with Brandon Schram | AVNI 0036 w Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Brandon Schram is the co-creator of, and online fitness program that is taking the internet by storm.
January 23, 2019
Stick with your passion no matter what: Eric Bork | AVNI Interviews 0035 by Mikey Taylor
This week Mikey interviews me (Eric Bork). We talk about being a pro skateboarder, giving it up, working in corporate America and starting all over to co-found AVNI with Mikey. Hope you all enjoy.
January 16, 2019
Learning from Masters of their craft | The AVNI Interviews with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
 People at the top always have inside information they share with other people at the top. In this episode, we talk about some of those lessons from Mikey & launch our Masters Collective: Learn from the top Masters of their craft.
January 9, 2019
How Mike Mo Capaldi Co-Founded Glassy Eyewear | The AVNI Interviews with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Mike Mo Capaldi and his brother Vince came up with the idea to create Glassy Eyewear while they were skateboarding.  After a few years of running the business, Mike Mo encountered an injury and stepped in to run Glassy full time with Vince.  In this interview, we go through the process of transitioning from a pro-skateboarder to entrepreneur.
January 2, 2019
Building a successful apparel brand with Blake Ricciardi | The AVNI Interviews 0032 with Mikey Taylo
Blake Ricciardi is the founder of the apparel brand Popular Demand and ZZZ Natural, a Cannabis sleep aide brand.
December 27, 2018
Danny Duncan Interview | The AVNI Interviews 0031 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Danny Duncan started off helping skateboarders stretch out and found his passion in making funny...crazy Youtube videos. Now he's got 2 Million subscribers on Youtube and a cult following.
December 19, 2018
Setting 2019 Goals | The AVNI Interviews 0030 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
In this episode we go over The AVNI Mindshare Collective, an online Collective dedicated to setting and hitting goals in 2019. **** MINDSHARE COLLECTIVE -
December 12, 2018
Create Your Dream Job w Kevion Stirdivant | AVNI 0029 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Kevion Stirdivant is the founder of Kase Real Estate Group who has appeared on the top 100 of the Wall Street Journals real estate agents for the past 2 years. Kase has taken a different approach, working with their agents to create amazing people through personal development. Kevion’s story is inspiring, overcoming addiction, and utilizing vision boards, personal development and discipline to design the job of his dreams, from skate to real estate as he says it.
December 5, 2018
Making it as an Actor with Taylor John Smith | AVNI 0028 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Taylor John Smith is an actor who starred in HBO’s new mini series Sharp Objects with Amy Adams, Hunter Killer with Gerard Butler, and just finished filming for the Outpost with Orlando Bloom. Taylor joins us to discuss making it as an actor.
November 28, 2018
Get What You Want Mental Process | AVNI 0027 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Mental processes are powerful. In this episode we go over the process of figuring out what your next step is and breaking down the steps to get there
November 21, 2018
Make Creative $$$| Barton Damer | AVNI 00026 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Barton Damer keeps coming up over and over probably because of how he scaled his business from a one man show to a 9 person agency. We had him on a while back and wanted to have him on again to discuss the specifics of what he charges and Value Based Pricing.
November 14, 2018
Overcoming Stacked Odds with Greg Mountain | AVNI 0025 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Greg Mountain went from prison to turning his life around, as a national cross fit competitor and gym owner.
November 7, 2018
Paul Rodriguez on Skill vs Talent | The AVNI Interviews 0024 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Paul Rodriguez gives his thoughts on Skill vs Talent in this conversation, turned debate with Mikey Taylor, Louisa Nicola and Eric Bork.
October 31, 2018
Millionaire Mindset / Mikey Taylor | The AVNI Interviews 0023 Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
In this episode of The AVNI Interviews, Mikey Taylor is interviewed by Eric Bork about Mikey's practical beliefs about money that led him to be a millionaire.
October 24, 2018
Design Your Dream Life | The AVNI Interviews 0022 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Design YOUR dream life. It’s what you want, not the jets and the rented luxury cars. In this episode we go over how to design the life you want, not the life that everyone is telling you that you should design.
October 17, 2018
High Net Worth Networking - Omar the Rock Star | The AVNI Interviews 0021 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Omar Elattar is the creator and host of “The Passionate Few,” a show featuring iconic guests like Grant Cardone and Ed Mylett. Omar breaks down high net worth networking.
October 10, 2018
Make Side Hustle Money | The AVNI Interviews 0020 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
This week we introduce our online academy: Tech Works Agency Academy, and we talk about working a side hustle that can lead to what you want to really do if you're not already doing it.
October 3, 2018
Bedros Keuilian | The AVNI Interviews 0019 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Bedros Keuilian is the founder of Fit Body Bootcamp, an international physical training franchise with over 700 locations. As an immigrant from Armenia, Bedros grew up extremely poor, before becoming a physical trainer. While training wealthy clients, he decided to open his own gym for physical trainers and his client became one of his early business partners. His one location grew to 5, and today 700+. Bedros is one of the most sought after people in the physical training space.
September 26, 2018
Neen Williams | The AVNI Interviews 0018 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
This weeks guest is professional skateboarder Neen Williams. While overcoming a major knee injury, Neen grew a love for cooking and wellness, which in turned developed into deals with brands like Whole Foods and Vega.
September 19, 2018
Find Your Thing | The AVNI Interviews 0017 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
This week's show on the AVNI interviews is about how to find your own thing. In this Episode we (Eric Bork & Mikey Taylor) go over 7 specific things people can do to figure out what they want to do in life. We hope you enjoy and find value in it.
September 12, 2018
Building an M.PIRE with Danny Morel | The AVNI Interviews 0016 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Danny Morel is a real estate icon, who owns many different companies such as Intero, M.Pire, Relentless and is the author of The Resilience Road Map. Danny started his first real estate business at the age of 18 with the goal to buy his mother and brother a home. He not only accomplished a goal, but built Intero into what it is today, training real estate agents into amazing “humans.” Tune in for amazing insights into business, mind set and life direction.
September 5, 2018
Teenage Entrepreneur Jesse Kay | The AVNI Interviews 0015 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Jesse Kay is a teenage entrepreneur who made 2k a month online at 9 years old and now runs a social media agency called Viral AF, where consults for people such as Paul Rodriguez and Madison Square Garden.
August 29, 2018
Chris Chann Talks Youtube & Industry | The AVNI Interviews 0014 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Chris Chann is a youtuber / content creator and skateboarder. Chris began his career posting trick challenges at the skate park near his parents home, and grew into creating entertaining content along with his skateboarding content. Chris has paved the path for his own career, selling merch, doing deals with Adidas and sits at just under a million subscribers on Youtube at the time of this interview.
August 22, 2018
How to quit your job with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork | The AVNI Interviews 0013
How to quit your job with AVNI co-founders Eric Bork & Mikey Taylor. Eric is a former pro-skateboarder who worked in corporate America before deciding to take the leap and go out on his own. Mikey is a former pro-skateboarder, co-founder of St. Archer Beer, which was acquired by Miller Coors in 2015, and the president of Commune Capital. In this episode, they discuss how use leverage to do what you want to do for your career.
August 15, 2018
The Diamond Boss Louisa Nicola | The AVNI Interview 0012 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Louisa Nicola is the founder of Neuro Athletics, which focusses on performance of the brain using brain scans and brain body training. A former world class tri-athlete, Luisa was struck by a truck on her way to Bejing and told she would never run again. Using what should could control, her mind/brain, she fully recovered as a triathlete and now helps other athletes overcome obstacles.
August 8, 2018
How Matt Coulter creates Global nonprofits | The AVNI Interview 0011 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Matt Coulter Co-Founded and operated a Global Cancer Nonprofit for 10 years before starting a platform to help multiple other people start nonprofits, the first being The BeYoutiful Foundation.
August 1, 2018
Josh Landan Co-founding St. Archer Beer & Villager Goods | The AVNI Interviews 0010 w Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Josh Landan is the co-founder of St. Archer Beer, which was acquired by Miller Coors in 2015, and now the founder of Villager Goods, Cocount Water and other drinks and food products. Josh Started as a surf film maker, for which he won multiple awards, before emarking on his career of managing athletes. In this episode, Josh describes the process of making the leap from film and management into co-founding and raising over 20 million to date.
July 25, 2018
Scaling YOUR business with Barton Damer | The AVNI Interviews 0009 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Barton Damer goes over how he went from being a one man show to a 3D motion agency with over 10 employees.
July 18, 2018
Branding Strategies w Ben Times 10 | Ben Ricciardi | The AVNI Interviews w Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Ben Ricciardi is the Founder of Times 10, a full service agency in Burbank, CA who does amazing work for clients like Adidas.
July 11, 2018
Randall Pich | The AVNI Interviews 0007 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
Randall Pich is the CEO and Founder - A fitness lifestyle based clothing brand. Randall is a self-taught online retail expert who started creating Shirts for his physical training clients with the slogan "Live Fit." After deciding to launch the slogan as a brand of it's own, LVFT did over 1 million in sales year 1. Check out Randall's story for insights on entrepreneurship, what he did and did not do in his early brands, and a good look at the online vs retail landscape.
July 5, 2018
George Gankas Golf | The AVNI Interviews 0006 with Mikey Taylor & Eric Bork
George Gankas is disrupting the golf space by brining a new, more athletic swing to the game and attracting thousands of people online with his personality and social media.
June 27, 2018
The AVNI Interviews 0005: Mikey Taylor interviewed by Eric Bork
On this episode of The AVNI Interviews, Eric Bork interviews his co-host Mikey Taylor about transitioning from Pro Skateboarding to starting Commune Capital.
June 21, 2018
The AVNI Interviews 0004: Paul Rodriguez
Here on The AVNI Interviews Eric Bork and Mikey Taylor interview people doing the work they want in the lifestyle they love to help other people do the same thing.
June 14, 2018
The AVNI Interviews 0002: Rachel Metz
We sit down with Rachel Metz in this episode to discuss making a career in DIY and her love for power tools as well as the business behind it.
June 6, 2018
The Avni Interviews 0003: Chris "Pfaff" Drama
Drama came by the Podcast Chamber to give us a rundown on transitioning from Reality TV Star to Successful entrepreneur.
June 6, 2018
The Avni Interviews 0001: Attach
Attach is our first interview and the 2015 Call of Duty world champion. Listen to hear about the world of professional gaming.
June 1, 2018
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