If a product or service doesn’t solve a customer pain point or doesn’t meet market demand, the business will not have what it takes to be valid for the long-term. But what is the best way to validate a business idea? In this episode, Daniel offers the Profit Paradigm Group strategies for hypothesizing, surveying, and creating a beta to determine the product-market fit.
EasyWebinar is an industry leader in streaming, marketing, and webinar technology. The Founder and CEO (and extremely likable guy) of EasyWebinar, Casey Zeman, joins Daniel and students of the Profit Paradigm course to discuss the many versions of his company. Casey has transformed his business to be a customer-friendly, recurring revenue money-making machine by perfecting how it delivers SaaS and its customer-centric branding.
The Founder and CEO of Teachable, Ankur Nagpal, joins Daniel and students of the Profit Paradigm course to discuss the business model many investors missed out on, an online teaching platform. Ankur shares how Teachable’s success is ultimately based on the success of its course creators and what steps the organization takes to ensure the success of their customers.
This podcast includes tips for choosing a channel, scaling your business growth, and why you should charge more.
Thinking about and being in the creative flow process is one of the most fun and refreshing things you can do with your time and in your life. Entrepreneurship is an extension of creation. When you start a business you are essentially creating something from nothing. And whether you are delivering a product or service, you are creating something that didn't exist before and you are delivering it to someone with a need.
Today, I tell the stories of what some industry leaders have done to ensure they focus on the core products their customers want. And as an example, I look into the history of one of the largest fast-food chains in the world, to dissect how in the 2000’s they lost their focus and then managed to regain it again to keep their business alive.
This podcast demonstrates the importance of having your customer avatar dialed in and the importance of focusing only on a few core products.
Do you know the number one factor that allows a business to thrive? Financial management. Without understanding the basic business building blocks, CEOs can find themselves cash-strapped and in a vicious cycle of boom and bust. If you are bringing in a decent amount of money, you have to learn to manage it.
Are you looking to be a better Entrepreneur today than you were yesterday? Well, believe it or not, a different business strategy, budget, or plan isn’t what will get you there.
During this podcast episode, I share the nighttime and morning routine I created for myself to optimize my life, which in turn optimizes my work.
This episode is a special LIVE Profit Paradigm Master Class. Guest Speaker, Graig Presti is the Founder and CEO of Local Search for Dentists, which is the only dental marketing agency recognized by the Inc.’s 500/5000 list for four consecutive years. Graig shares his wisdom about growing and developing as a CEO. This podcast is an opportunity for you to learn from a real industry leader on how to hone your marketing skills to propel your niche business forward.
In this episode, Frank explains how leaders can do things in a way that gives us clarity and momentum. Participants of the Profit Paradigm Program ask Frank for advice and counsel on how to find their niche, improve client retention, and how to complete a root cause analysis.
In this episode, I define the differences between an entrepreneur and a CEO and explain how those differences can inhibit you from scaling if you don’t recognize them first. I explain how to create powerful solutions to the possible roadblocks that can inhibit business success.
Our physical, mental, and emotional states have a direct impact on the success of our business. Why, then, are most of us are straddling the line between personal development and true business growth? Having a plan to alleviate our stressors is not enough. We must take action toward engaging in holistic practices and living in a way that is beneficial to our entire being.
During this group call, we discuss productization, cash-flow issues, systems, processes, and the wins that group members are having and how they navigated those. We go through the Rose, Bud, Thorn process to assist members in appreciating their wins and identifying their struggles. These are the real strategies real entrepreneurs and CEOs use to level themselves up quickly.
This week’s episode focuses on your spiritual self and how to heal yourself from trauma and a painful past. Our guest, Dr. Brett Jones D.C., is a Chiropractic doctor trained in MLS, Professional Applied Kinesiology, Bio-Geometric Integration, and more.
He is the co-founder of his own chiropractic practice, The Source Chiropractic, which is based in Oakland. Dr. Brett shares his thoughts on what medicine truly is and why it can be so hard to heal from our hurt emotionally.
Today’s podcast is an interactive mindset workshop that is part of the Alpha Mentorship Program. It’s all about deconstructing limiting beliefs and false barriers.
We discuss the things you may believe about yourself that don’t serve you. And, the things you shouldn’t believe but have never questioned.
These are the beliefs that hold, not just entrepreneurs, but all people back from accomplishing their goals.
If you don’t master the sales process you will never be able to put yourself or your business in a position to succeed, scale, and grow in a predictable way. Today’s episode is a recorded Master Class session from my Profit Paradigm program.
The class is led by the sales master, Anthony Aramini. Anthony trained my sales team, which led our organization to intensive, consistent sales growth.
Today’s conversation is a recorded session from the Alpha Foresight program. Erik Huberman,
Founder and CEO of Hawke Media shares insights, answers questions and offers group members glimpses into the real world of running a marketing business.
As the fastest growing media company in the U.S., Hawke Media has successfully tackled record growth year-over-year and flexibly endured all of the struggles that accompany it.
This week’s episode focuses on embracing a money mindset and the wealth-building vehicles wealthy people use. This is the third podcast in my Wielding Power series.
I share an overview of my ideas of the power of money as well as tactical and strategic wealth-building strategies. The idea behind this series is that I wanted to brief you on new philosophies I have adopted and things I’ve been developing.
This week’s episode is the second of my series on power. In it, I explain the three invisible structures that may be ruling your life without you even realizing it.
These invisible structures are paradigms, pendulums, and programs. It’s important for you to understand these concepts so you can develop your own power, do the deep inner work, and master yourself.
This episode is the first of a mini-series I will be sharing with you about power. During these episodes, I explore the different nuances and concepts of power.
These in-depth conversations will focus on physical power, emotional power, creative power, spiritual power, and finally, financial power. Together we will delve into the philosophy behind my upcoming book, Wielding Power.
This profound episode is designed as a framework to inspire and encourage you to achieve self-mastery. It includes important concepts, thought leadership, and intellectual property I have developed over the past six months.
This conversation is applicable to creators, doers, entrepreneurs, and those who have independent spirits. The idea of this podcast is all about finding your North Star, how to find your focus and discipline, and your purpose in an overcrowded world.
About a year and a half ago around the time my book, Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want launched, I signed off from the Rich20Something Podcast.
The book launch was a professional turning point for me. When you put your heart and soul into something and then it hits #11 on the New York Times bestseller list and it receives amazing reviews on Amazon, it can be a bit overwhelming.
Matt Colvin was an early adopter of online sales and entrepreneurship. He was one of my first Freelance Domination students and he has taken the message of empowerment to heart. He uses online apps to analyze the profit margins of retail clearance items, buys the items in bulk to receive the lowest price possible and uses Amazon Fulfillment Services to sell the products online at a significant profit.
Daniel and Abbey Woodcock both applied for a copywriting job with Ramit Sethi’s organization. Daniel was hired first with Abbey at a close second. Both have become successful entrepreneurs in their own right. Abbey now leads a team of professionals at Business of Copy, an organization that teaches what existing and aspiring copywriters need to know to be successful.
Tero Isokauppila, President of Four Sigmatic and Author of Healing Mushrooms, joins Daniel to discuss his passion for fungi, the importance of team and business basics. Tero is known by many as the face of Four Sigmatic but all of the people on his team are essential to the success of the business. What started in Finland as a small group of men running the business has turned into an international organization where a majority of the employees are North American females. If you would like to know how a business model based on foraging in nature for food turned into a health food craze, you will enjoy this episode. Key Takeaways: [3:56] When Vogue wanted to do a story before the U.S. launch, Tero knew he was on to something. [8:13] Entrepreneurs are the asset, not their products. [12:11] The importance of team. [14:31] Making amazing relationships online is a powerful experience. [17:59] Don't become attached to results, instead enjoy the process. [24:43] If you get the basics of your business right you can figure out the rest as you grow. [32:27] Four Sigmatic adds mushrooms to coffee and chocolate to cover up their bitterness. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Four Sigmatic Funky Business Forever, by Jonas Ridderstråle and Kjell A. Nordström
This episode, with Layla Martin, addresses the sad state of affairs that is people’s sex lives in the U.S. A majority of people only have access to porn or the repugnant sex education classes offered by a sexually-repressed, puritanical government-run education system. Layla studied tantric sex in Asia and believes relationships, creative endeavors, and everyday life can be improved by engaging in erotic, satisfying and empowering sex. She has dedicated her life to liberating those who want to integrate a better sex life into their overall well-being. Key Takeaways: [2:29] Stanford’s Sexuality classes offered no hands-on learning so Layla went to Asia. [7:00] Replacing guilt and shame with ecstasy and joy. [16:02] Business leaders can benefit from having more meaningful sex. [23:14] Men get conflicting messages about sexuality. [34:44] Tools Layla uses to help people integrate with their sexual selves. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Layla Martin Layla Martin on YouTube Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life, by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D.
Some people were just born to be entrepreneurs. Daniel’s guest, Shama Hyder, is one of those people. Shama is a sought-after Keynote Speaker, Founder, and CEO of Marketing Zen Group, Co-Founder of MADE, and author of the best-selling books, Momentum and Zen Marketing, and has articles published by Forbes and Inc. magazines. The woman who has been called the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by Fastcompany.com shares her insight, wisdom, and plans for the future. Key Takeaways: [1:08] The long-ago time before social media was integrated into our lives. [5:29] How Shama became a Thought Leader and an Influencer. [16:18] MADE is designed for the modern consumer. [24:48] Retail isn’t dead; it’s just getting started. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Shama Hyder Marketing Zen MADE Shama Hyder on LinkedIn
If you think Digital Nomads are a special breed of people who somehow fell into their lifestyle you are wrong. Daniel’s guest, Lena Elkins can work from anywhere there is wifi, travel from exotic locale to exotic locale and keep her bank account in the black. How does she do it? She started with believing in herself enough to leave the 8-5. During the show, she shares some of the hurdles she had to jump, some of her biggest successes and how anyone can get over being stuck by going all in. Key Takeaways: [1:35] Who is Lena and how did she become a coach of millennial entrepreneurs? [5:10] The new definition of wealth includes freedom and travel. [13:36] How do I know if I am ready to be a Digital Nomad? [16:34] The anxiety and fear associated with risk. [22:18] Lena describes what makes her an awesome coach. [34:28] Mindset work is an investment worth making. [39:24] Getting over getting stuck. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Scholarship Sign-up Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Lena Elkins Go-Getter Millennial Group on Facebook You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, by Jen Sincero You Are a Badass At Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth, by Jen Sincero
Why would anybody want to live to the age of 180? Daniel’s guest, Dave Asprey does and he explains why in this persuasive conversation. Dave is the Founder of Bulletproof Coffee, Bulletproof Labs, and Author of Head Strong, a book that helps humans maximize their potential. Dave is a well-known biohacker, business disruption artist, and cool cucumber when faced with trolls. Key Takeaways: [2:42] Bulletproof Labs sets out to hack human biology. [7:51] Dave’s had his share of financial ups and downs throughout his career. [10:00] Why would anyone want to live to 180? [14:38] The pitfalls of copying and techniques of disruption. [20:16] Work with people who know more than you do. [27:25] Dave reset his mind with 40 years of Zen. [29:03] Being wrong and the fear of death. [37:56] Feed, Fear, F*ck, Friend. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Scholarship Sign-up Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Bulletproof Bulletproof Radio Head Strong, by Dave Asprey
In this solo episode, Daniel introduces an opportunity to earn a scholarship to his new Mega-Bundle. The Mega-Bundle is an amalgam of his top four business courses, Freelance Domination 2.0, Startup From the Bottom, Front Page Formula, and Automatic Funnel Formula. Be one of the 50-100 entrants to earn a scholarship and uplevel your business. Key Takeaways: [:45] The Rich20Something Summer Scholarship is now available [3:17] Offering the Mega-Bundle to students is just Sales 101. [5:33] How to sign up for the scholarship. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Scholarship Sign-up Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza
Writer Margo Aaron joins Daniel to share her story of turning her hustler guilt into the process of getting clear about her business goals. Margo admits that putting her work out there before it was perfect, taking on too many random projects, and making a few mistakes at the beginning of her career gave her a concentrated strategy for scaling her business. Entrepreneurs will face bumps in the road but if they find people who have gone through or are going through similar things, it can feel like a warm hug on a cold night. Key Takeaways: [:49] Top performers need new benchmarks for defining success. [9:25] Some books just stand out even if they are old ideas. [18:04] Being a beginner sucks but you have to do the work to make it. [23:53] Changing people’s lives with your work changes your life. [29:20] Money can be a force for good. [37:54] Connecting Solo-Founders in a virtual co-working space. [43:04] Reverse engineering your revenue goals based on the minimum you need to make to live. [47:03] When you try to be everything to everyone you can’t scale your business properly. [51:40] Why you should be irrational and get your stuff out there. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative, by Austin Kleon War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, by Steven Pressfield That Seems Important
Daniel records this solo episode next to a boarded up church in Southern Florida just a day after Hurricane Irma pounded the area with damaging wind and rain. Daniel keeps the podcast, the blog, and the newsletter going because he believes in what he does. He understands his life choice to be an entrepreneur has afforded him the ability to go protect his great-grandparents even when he had other shit going on. Daniel cares about his work so deeply that he found a way to send a dose of daily encouragement to his followers even when things got tough. Key Takeaways: [:16] Heading into Hurricane Irma. [5:05] Entrepreneurship gives you the freedom to follow your moral code. [10:10] As you get older more death is more apparent in your life. [17:47] Making good decisions is easier without fear. [25:16] Total commitment pays off and makes you proud. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza
Daniel welcomes the founder of Tradesign, Hursh to the podcast. Hursh was a member of Daniel’s Freelance Domination tribe. He has grown his business based on the principles he learned during the course and he finds himself at the precipice of calling his team an agency. Hursh isn’t afraid to put himself out there, he works hard, he networks, and he knows that taking care of his employees is just as important as taking care of external factors. His growth in the digital space knows no bounds. Key Takeaways: [2:13] Hursh knew he wanted money and time to do things and to be self-employed. [7:12] You have to put yourself out there. [8:41] You can’t skip the work when building your own business. [13:54] Distinguishing your business as an agency. [22:33] Your internal stakeholders are more important than your external stakeholders. [26:41] You are an extension of your network. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza The New Psycho-Cybernetics, by Maxwell Maltz Tradesignaus
Daniel welcomes Strategic Sauce Founder, Dustin Lien to the show to discuss Dustin’s freelance history and how he built his business based on his interests, not just cash. Dustin put in his time doing various jobs trying to find his niche. He decided his love of the fitness industry paired well with his marketing skills and now helps fitness industry influencers sell their service-based products. Key Takeaways: [2:08] Dustin shares the importance of follow-up during the job interview process. [9:26] Freelancing requires an actual skill set. [16:14] Driving people around is boring. [18:04] Deliver more value than you charge for. [22:37] Dustin helps Fitness Influencers create and launch products. [27:32] Self-employment offers a sense of control and freedom. [32:29] What is risk? Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, by John Warrilow Strategic Sauce
Daniel welcomes leadership guru Dov Baron to the podcast to discuss the basics of being a successful leader. Be it an organization or an individual, being purpose-driven is the basic element every business entity needs to succeed. Without a purpose, a company cannot build a loyal culture amongst its employees and it will dissolve into nothingness. Dov is a Leading Expert at Full Monty Leadership for the millennial generation. He is a sought-after, authentic, leadership-driven speaker who also has the #1 podcast for Fortune 500 leaders. Key Takeaways: [1:18] Deep self-knowledge is the key to becoming a great leader. [7:38] What do quantum physics, psychology, and metaphysics have to do with leadership? [12:08] Purpose-driven organizations are 700% more profitable. [17:02] The cult of personality has a downside. [21:04] How to create a Fiercely Loyal culture. [25:01] Three simple questions to transform the way you live. [30:42] Your passion is a vehicle for your purpose. [33:29] A speaker should create a movie in the audience’s head. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Full Monty Leadership Dov Baron’s Leadership and Loyalty Tips Matrix.Full Monty Fiercely Loyal, by Dov Baron Leadership Unscripted Video Dov@Dovbaron.com
Daniel’s guest, Drew Little, is comfortable with making money and he wants to make sure Millennials feel comfortable with it too. Drew has built several scalable businesses that essentially run without him, including Red Giant, LifeFlix, and others. He hires the right people to do the right jobs and empowers them to grow the business as they see fit. Drew doesn’t measure success by the life you give up when building a business, but by the life the business affords you to live. Key Takeaways: [1:31] Drew Little’s bio. [5:04] Is the dot com boom resurfacing? [8:25] Getting comfortable with benevolent profit. [12:53] Red Giant is a profit party. [16:22] Getting Things Done is a magic book. [25:20] The side hustle, aka moonlighting, can be done with very little money. [36:05] A company is a group of human beings coming together to accomplish something. [41:22] How to use money to improve your health. [50:49] Achieving financial independence through compound interest. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Red Giant Tool Farm Moment Park LifeFlix kNew Health Just Start Go Getting Things Done, by David Allen Shopify
Daniel walks through important strategies to help you deal with a crisis in your personal relationships and in your business. He identifies three specific things you can do to make a personal issue easier to process and to handle. And, he provides tools you can use to work through a business crisis, so it actually improves your business and doesn’t consume your life. Key Takeaways: [2:52] Overcoming a relationship crisis — Daniel shares a real life example. [9:41] Look at your family members as people, instead of their role. [14:23] Create time for yourself. [14:59] Be open to repair. [21:50] Tools help you deal with a business crisis. [25:03] Think of a business crisis as feedback. [29:19] How to be aware of emerging patterns. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza “How to Survive a Crisis,” by Daniel DiPiazza “How to Evolve,” by Daniel DiPiazza “How to Apologize Like a Human,” by Daniel DiPiazza The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, by Ben Horowitz The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, by Michael A. Singer The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection, by Michael A. Singer
Daniel welcomes his long-time friend, Mark Dhamma, to the show to discuss how living healthy can help your business reap big rewards. Mark is an executive fitness coach whose focus is to help people look, feel and perform their best. His unique understanding of fitness, food, energy and psychology allow him to coach high-end professionals to be at the top of their game in business and in life. Key Takeaways: [:17] Once you master something, you are always a master. [4:35] How Daniel uses a ‘sprint’ to accomplish his goals. [19:14] Thought leader is a fancy term for influencer. [27:10] Looking at food at an energetic level. [35:37] Agricultural farming has increased the food supply, but decreased overall nutrition. [47:04] The golden time to start lifting is during pubescence. [54:26] Taking testosterone/steroids causes bitch tits and screws up your liver. [1:06:12] Using blood tests to manage your health. Mentioned in This Episode: Mark Dhamma @MarkDhamma on Twitter Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Nassim Taleb Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari
Want to know what you will get out of a coaching call with Daniel? This episode is a recent coaching call with Jessica. Jessica wants to build her business, starting with a dating app, but she is not sure where to start. She has all the pieces, but needs Daniel’s advice to put the puzzle pieces together. Daniel guides Jessica through setting up a Kickstarter campaign, building her personal brand, developing her product, and identifying her target market. The Freelance Workshop is an enhanced 6-week online course on how to find your freedom through freelancing, building a business, client relations and more. It’s an entirely new way to develop your entrepreneurial skills online. Key Takeaways: [2:37] Jessica shares information about her dating style. [10:12] Jessica shares the core ideas of her dating app. [18:02] How should Jessica start building her personal brand? [25:47] Finding your target market while launching your product with a Kickstarter campaign [34:10] Just get your product out there, so users can test it and share their experience. [48:35] Bootstrap or find capital. [55:20] You have to put yourself out there and do the work. Mentioned in This Episode: The Freelance Workshop How to Get Paid to Write DIVE — A one hour deep dive with Daniel Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield
Daniel paints a picture of his latest international travel adventure before introducing us to his new tool kit. The progressive Freelance Workshop employs a Socratic approach to collaboration, and raises the bar of online courses. “How to Get Paid to Write” is a course that provides all the resources you need so you can finally get paid to write. And for those of you who have one specific piece of your business that could use another set of experienced eyes, Daniel is opening up hour-long sessions to take a deep dive into the places where you feel stuck, to help you up-level your business. The Freelance Workshop is an enhanced 6-week online course on how to find your freedom through freelancing, building a business, client relations and more. It’s an entirely new way to develop your entrepreneurial skills online. Key Takeaways: [1:08] There is an entirely different type of hustling outside of the U.S. [10:57] What it’s like to stay in the heart of Marrakesh, Morocco. [18:38] Santorini, Greece has jagged landscapes and an angelic glow. [22:46] The Freelance Workshop has cracked the code of online courses. [30:07] “How to Get Paid to Write” will help you learn the business of writing. [34:04] Have a business problem? Do a deep dive with Daniel. Mentioned in This Episode: The Freelance Workshop How to Get Paid to Write DIVE — A one hour deep dive with Daniel Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza
Daniel welcomes investor, author, advisor, and father, Chris Yeh to the podcast. Chris is the ultimate example of a balanced, high-performer who believes taking the time to produce quality work saves more time and resources than taking shortcuts ever will. Chris co-authored the books, The Alliance and the tentatively titled, Blitzscaling to help startups scale up efficiently. Key Takeaways: [01:43] What shifts are affecting the workforce in today's outdated corporate landscape? [05:23] The Alliance is about having a realistic approach to employment. [06:56] Who are the Optimistic Realists of our time? [10:18] Why Chris invested in TrackR, a startup many other investors ignored. [18:29] How Chris is able to tackle urgent and important daily tasks. [27:08] Taking the time to do quality work pays off every time. [34:41] Chris's new book is about growing a business quickly aka blitzscaling. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza The Alliance by Chris Yeh Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker TrackR The Eisenhower Matrix
Sanáa Jaman, aka Dr. Ladydork, tells her story to Daniel during this week’s episode. By all accounts, Sanáa is supposed to be working at an Environmental Engineering firm and following the normal workday grind, but instead, she decided to build her life around yoga and meditation. Her huge social media following spurs yoga students to practice their art with Sanáa during her cross country tours. She is a resourceful hustler with a true entrepreneurial spirit. Key Takeaways: [2:51] Sanáa decided to follow her passion of yoga so she didn't have to work 8-5. [15:27] It’s cool to make money at what you love to do. [19:55] Why do people get so attached to yoga and the yoga culture? [26:56] Sanáa’s first tour was designed to pay for her travel expenses. [41:43] Meeting people and friends through the internet is the new norm. [50:46] It’s about finding people who want to listen to what you are saying. [1:03:33] People will pay more for exclusivity. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on YouTube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Ladydork @ladydork on Instagram 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!, by Al Ries and Jack Trout
Daniel welcomes Ameer Rosic an expert in blockchain technologies and crypto-currencies. Ameer believes blockchain will be the future of creating trust through decentralized transactions between individuals, eliminating the middlemen such as banks and intermediaries. This new technology will disrupt existing systems by providing complete transparency by way of transaction ledgers. This is a must listen to episode for entrepreneurs willing to be part of the future economy. Key Takeaways: [01:31] Amir has a background in marketing, e-commerce and blockchain currency. [04:45] The value proposition of blockchain technology. [11:28] When will decentralized e-commerce become part of our daily world? [13:45] Why does crypto-currency have value? [17:31] What is happening in the crypto-currency world after the fork? [23:47] Blockchain enables people to recapture their privacy. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on Youtube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Block Geeks Block Geeks Lab Ameer Rosic on Youtube Open Bazaar
Daniel welcomes the Creator of Under30Experiences, Matt Wilson, back to the podcast to discuss the upside of being yourself and trying different things, the downside of competition and how to filter out the unnecessary things in life. Matt describes the brainwave assessment he will soon be going through, and how he expects it to lead him to higher levels of consciousness through deeper meditation. Will he be in an enlightened state when he arrives in Thailand? Probably. Key Takeaways: [2:14] L.A. has some amazing stuff to do, but it’s an expensive place to live. [6:45] Measure your brainwaves so you can train yourself to meditate more deeply. [19:35] Even non-judgmental and compassionate people feed their egos. [28:39] The downsides of competition [31:52] It’s better to do your own thing than to parody what other people are doing. [38:33] Mercedes are really nice cars, but they are still just objects that control you. [42:57] The bullshit in L.A. is waist high. [49:00] Under30Experiences will be visiting Thailand next. [59:08] Quality, consistent content drives community engagement. [1:05:31] Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want is continuing to sell like hot cakes. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on Youtube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Peak Brain Institute Under30Experiences The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety, by Alan Watts
Derek Coburn has built his network by making good connections. His organization, Cadre DC, connects top business professionals with other professionals who are in need of their services. During today’s podcast, he shares his tips for making the most out of your networking efforts, how you should be asking the right requests from the right people, and tips for prioritizing your network so you know when to reach out to whom. Key Takeaways: [:57] Teaching networking to those with a digital brand and digital presence. [5:42] Identifying the most important connections in your network. [12:03] Strategically asking for the right thing from the right person. [28:14] Don’t go to every networking event under the sun. [30:34] Make connecting part of your routine. [41:00] A trigger phase is based on filling a need the client didn’t know existed. [46:27] Contacting your dormant ties to expose yourself to rejection. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on Youtube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Derek Coburn CadreDC Networking is Not Working, by Derek Coburn Contactually Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency, by James A. Miller Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success, by Adam Grant
Thought leader Seth Godin joins Daniel for a conversation about human nature and how it relates to business marketing. Four years ago, Daniel sent Seth one of his popular articles, and asked him for advice on how to make his next piece go viral. Seth responded with “Don’t worry about viral, write something more meaningful.” Seth is the author of 18 best-selling books, and the creator of the altMBA program. Today’s discussion addresses the lack of long-term thinking by young people, teaching patience and humility, and the best way to make money in marketing media. Become part of the Freelance Domination Community on August 1st. Join your tribe for a 6-week online course on how to find your freedom through freelancing. Why make money for someone else when you learn to make it for yourself? Key Takeaways: [6:47] Getting past the dip is what creates scarcity and therefore the value. [9:48] Does Seth Godin have a muse? [11:39] Being clear about what failure means. [16:51] Seth shares the easy way to make money in marketing media. [23:20] Seth struggles with helping people get past their false fears. [26:57] Check half as many times and do twice as much about it. [36:15] Dumbing it down to reach more people is a useless endeavor. [46:33] altMBA promotes getting out into the world and solving problems. [50:30] Connections are now more important than stuff. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on Youtube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza The Marketing Seminar altMBA Civic Hall
This episode is a recording of Daniel’s live talk at General Assembly. He shares his vision of creating meaningful work over having a massive following of people who don’t care about the message. He reinforces his belief that showing up every day and putting in the time is the key to real success, and building trust should be an entrepreneur's ultimate goal. He answers questions from the audience about being persistent in disseminating their remarkable ideas. Become part of the Freelance Domination Community on August 1st. Join your tribe for a 6-week online course on how to find your freedom through freelancing. You don’t have to make money for someone else when you learn to make it for yourself. Key Takeaways: [7:34] An honest conversation about what it takes to run a business in 2017, and why it matters. [10:59] We are all on some kind of social media platform. [20:23] Great work sells itself. [25:30] Failing is inevitable and necessary. [32:26] The real hack is consistency. [41:04] My vision for the future is a person-to-person economy. [45:13] Audience questions. [54:04] You are going to get a lot of nos. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on Youtube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza General Assembly Reddit Quora Elite Daily
In this solo episode, Daniel takes us to the future by describing what’s in store for the rest of 2017 and beyond, and gives us a progress report on the launch of Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want. With the email list cleaned and shaved, the new Rich20Something tribe will be more real, more focused and better aimed at making sure we are all successful in our endeavors. Become part of the Freelance Domination Community on August 1st. Join your tribe for a six-week online course on how to find your freedom through freelancing. You don’t have to make money for someone else when you learn to make it for yourself. Key Takeaways: [5:20] Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, has over 210 5-Star reviews. [9:03] The Rich20Something brand lives on! [12:32] Dealing with a personal struggle while running your business isn’t easy but it makes you stronger. [16:13] We cut our email list so we can be sure we’re a dedicated group of people within our tribe. [23:36] New content will be a more well-rounded discussion with an intimate group of people. [26:49] Our new course format will ensure student success. [29:19] Youtube has incredible studio facilities for content providers who have over 10K subscribers. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Rich20Something on Youtube Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield
The amazing creator and CEO of SalesHacker.com shares his rules for being the best salesperson you can be, and which resources you need to get you educated and motivated. Everyone knows that the best business idea in the world goes nowhere without quality sales people. This podcast will help you get clear about the fundamental skills of selling, learn the importance of asking the right set of questions, and how you can gain the confidence you need to start earning. Become part of the Freelance Domination Community on August 1st. Join your tribe for a 6-week online course on how to find your freedom through freelancing. You don’t have to make money for someone else when you learn to make it for yourself. Key Takeaways: [7:52] Maxwell was the first sales guy at Udemy. [11:17] How to sell additional products to your existing client base. [14:45] Pre-sales help to validate your product. [21:16] Key fundamentals of the sales process. [30:44] Sales resources to get you motivated and educated. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza SalesHacker Hacking Sales: The Playbook for Building a High Velocity Sales Machine, by Maxwell Altschuler @SalesHackerMax on Instagram Udemy Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World, by Gary Vaynerchuk The Greatest Salesman in the World, by Og Mandino The Ultimate Sales Machine, by Chet Holmes Predictable Revenue, by Aaron Ross Jill Konrath Books Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It, by Chris Voss
Dan Martell joins Daniel for an educational conversation about development, both tribe, and product, how to be smart when looking for mentors, and the value of subscription-based services. If you don’t already know Dan, he is the Founder of Clarity.fm, a business coach, and a relationship builder, who appreciates proving his worth with every piece of content he puts out. Become part of the Freelance Domination Community on August 1st. Join your tribe for a 6-week online course on how to find your freedom through freelancing. You don’t have to make money for someone else when you learn to make it for yourself. Key Takeaways: [7:31] All entrepreneurs grow and evolve over time. [12:48] The question isn't can you build it but should you build it. [20:07] Why you should befriend someone on the board of a non-profit. [25:17] Dave McClure and Travis Kalanick gave Dan support in his early days of entrepreneurship. [34:38] Do not build your business on someone else’s platform. [39:22] A subscription-based service is a long-term marketing tool that creates tribes. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Dan Martell Clarity.fm The Hard Things About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, by Ben Horowitz
Neville Medhora joins Daniel on the podcast to share his marketing and copywriting expertise. Neville confirms what Daniel always says — “Great content markets itself” — with the story of his 50-page book, This Book Will Teach You How to Write Better. He shares his insights about disseminating information into other people’s brains in the fastest way possible, great ways to use Infusionsoft to boost your email open rates, why a title shouldn’t take all day to write and the importance of using images in your copy. Become part of the Freelance Domination Community on August 1st. Join your tribe for a 6-week online course on how to find your freedom through freelancing. You don’t have to make money for someone else, when you learn to make it for yourself. Key Takeaways: [:10] Become part of the Freelance Domination on August 1st! [6:42] The beauty of doing random crap your whole life. [15:08] Neville knows which “Kopy” keeps businesses connected with their clients. [18:36] This Book Will Teach You How to Write Better markets itself. [21:42] How to get started writing copy. [27:17] Social media is a living, breathing entity, but a great email is still the preferred connection tool. [37:07] Consistently good content builds interest and trust. [39:24] Reinventing Rich20Something? [51:51] What is the best way to get information into other people’s brains? Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza 5 Non-Technical Freelance Business Ideas Kopywriting Kourse NevBlog This Book Will Teach You How to Write Better, by Neville Medhora Clickbait Headlines Work for Now, But They are Going to Die. The Hustle Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Daniel Thomas rejoins the podcast to share his very personal story of his first brush with mortality regarding his father’s illness. He also details his morning routine which includes pushing himself beyond what is comfortable in order to build resiliency on a daily basis. This recount leads to book recommendations and plans for the future. Key Takeaways: [3:28] Your environment shapes your behavior. [7:38] Daniel found himself dealing with mortality for the first time. [16:57] Imagine starting your day meditating by the ocean and then swimming with dolphins. [25:02] Explaining the book Antifragile, by Nassim Taleb [29:12] Books the Daniels' are reading. [39:55] The Daniels are both going to Spain, but Daniel D. planned it first. [43:48] Daniel feels it’s time to build out Evolution Eat in a real way. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Evolution Eat @Evolution_Eat on Twitter Antifragile, by Nassim Taleb The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection, by Michael Singer Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, by Timothy Schneider Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe, by Robert Lanza and Bob Berman The Prosperous Coach, by Rich Liftin
In the social media world, influencers must provide followers with consistent content, but also be in a mode of constant change. Daniel speaks with online fitness mogul, Amanda Bucci about how long an online ‘celebrity’ can keep up with the persona followers crave, creating a solid business from social media interactions, and staying authentic in the fitness industry. Key Takeaways: [2:13] What’s the point of making a business out of fitness? [5:42] Social media has shifted our culture and how we do business. [14:32] Amanda prefers time to herself over getting attention with crap content. [19:41] A beautiful part of social media is building friendships and relationships. [26:21] The fitness industry is a harsh place based mostly on appearances. [32:41] Have your own unique and inspiring voice. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Amanda Bucci @amandabuccifit on Instagram
Daniel chats with disruptor and innovator, Jay Samit. Jay teaches at USC, is the author of Disrupt You!, and has set a course to change the world for the better. During the interview, he talks about what makes a great entrepreneur, how entrepreneurial cultures are developed, why it all comes down to trust, and why it’s important to make yourself more valuable by acquiring additional skills every day. Key Takeaways: [:36] It’s up to you to see disruption as an opportunity. [10:23] Jay explains his own internal disruption. [16:54] How to build a high-tech start-up. [24:47] By 2025, VR will become a trillion dollar market. [31:40] Paranoid entrepreneurs thrive. [36:27] How far along are we in the technological revolution? [41:10] Encouraging people to make a safer, better world. [53:01] An entrepreneurial culture is normally developed by immigrants. [58:32] Crypto-currency is the currency of the future. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Jay Samit Disrupt You!, by Jay Samit
Daniel chats with strategist extraordinaire Chris Brogan. Chris believes in trying, and failing, until you get it right. Some visionaries just have bad timing and you have to earn your right to sit at the influencer table. Chris is the CEO of Owner Media Group, a sought-after public speaker, and the author of nine books for doing business in modern times. During the conversation, he shares the business metrics he looks for before he invests his time or money, and how having those three key elements will make a business successful. Key Takeaways: [1:51] Chris’s passion is to identify how to use tech to drive better human interaction. [5:13] The people who are really making bank have necessary and boring crafts. [8:49] Why velocity, friction, and connectivity are the 3 business metric’s Chris uses. [14:00] Meritocracy is the best way to get people to pay attention and spend money with you. [19:31] Advice for Millennials: “Get out there and have some sex.” Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Chris Brogan Kit
Speaker, comedian, thought leader and dad, Bobby Umar joins Daniel to promote the power of connection. During the conversation, Bobby describes how authentic vulnerable communication is the key to making a difference in the lives of others, and growing your business. And, it’s not about the amount of content you push, it’s about having quality content your followers care about. Deeply connecting with more and more people is how you build a community. Key Takeaways: [1:33] Bobby believes you can have deep connections with a lot of people. [5:30] The 5 Cs of Connection. [9:29] How do we keep connections — business and social — warm with people we don’t see often? [18:55] Is it possible to retain authenticity when communicating en masse? [21:58] Bobby’s followers connected with his vulnerable post, What the Heck is Wrong with Me? about his binge eating disorder. [38:25] Thought leaders can make an impact through promoting basic humans rights. [46:37] The more content you put out there, the more opportunity will have. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Raeallan
Neil Patel started his online business at the age of 16. At 32, he is considered to be an online marketing master. During this conversation, Daniel and Neil discuss the benefits and downsides of the large social media platforms, which email marketing list management companies do the best for the best price with the best service, and the cost of running your business if you are a content creator. Key Takeaways: [1:07] Social media will become harder to leverage as search engines seek advertising dollars. [12:01] Hot girls can build huge a huge following on Instagram but they aren't making any money. [14:55] Transitioning from online blogger space to a serious author. [20:50] Vlogging and podcasting stats are unreliable. [35:01] Doing things you don’t love, to support what you do love. [36:09] I'm Kind of a Big Deal was before it’s time. [49:36] Neil on how disrupting and taking market share is different than freemium. [53:22] Neil and Daniel compare notes on email list service companies, webinar services and info products. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Neil Patel Marketing School Podcast
Jim Kwik is a Mental Performance Coach who works with big name celebrities and the country’s top CEOs. He teaches them to make the most of their brain’s processing power. You would think, with mantras like ‘memory will make you money,’ and ‘learn more to earn more,’ that Jim would be a staunch Wall Street Warrior, but instead, Jim uses his power for good and creates Superheros who believe that it’s not about making a dollar, it’s about making a difference. During this episode, Jim joins Daniel to share stories about the wisdom of Amazonian elders, the importance of dreams, the effects of technology on our memory, and biohacks for success. Key Takeaways: [1:21] The brain controls your entire life but there is no owner's manual. [3:08] How is technology affecting a human’s ability to use their brain power? [8:39] Successful people have a to-do list and a not-to-do list. [13:54] The learning system we currently use is antiquated, and doesn’t give us the understanding to unlock all the brain’s power. [20:21] The art of storytelling is a sophisticated way of storing information. [26:23] The key to long term memory is, information combined with emotion becomes a long-term memory. [28:09] With great responsibility comes great power. [33:13] Key bio-hacks to achieve success include belief, visualization and perspective. [41:30] Jim believes the mind can achieve altered states without the use of psychedelics. [43:47] Rainforest elders have the wisdom of the ages and translate their dreams every morning. [49:50] Creativity, focus, and memory are verbs, not nouns. [56:37] The 4Gs to be a superhero are Growth mindset, Grit, Giving, and Gratitude. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Rich20Something Book Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas Kuhn The Rise of Superman, by Steven Kotler Stealing Fire, by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal Kwik Learning Kwik Brain Podcast @KwikLearning
Maneesh Sethi joins Daniel to devise a plan of world domination through trust. Daniel reached out to Maneesh years ago and asked if he could write blog articles for him. Daniel’s articles elevated the blog’s quality and readership. During this time, Maneesh was figuring out how to end addiction and to turn the concept of having a job on its head. He devised a wearable device to assist people in changing their habits and increasing their productivity. The foundational structure of the Pavlok 2 platform is a service so a wearer can change their own behavior. Maneesh shares his famous Shark Tank story, the viral post ABC made him take down and information on his app store within an app store. Key Takeaways: [1:59] Pavlok is a wearable device that increases your productivity. [10:13] The vision Maneesh has for Pavlok is to end addiction in the world and to change the flow of money. [19:01] Maneesh’s Shark Tank clip was the most viewed Shark Tank clip of all time. [26:48] Pavlok 2 is one platform which integrates multiple apps and coaching programs. [30:14] Maneesh explains the Cash Diversion Cycle. [34:37] Innovative Products No One Believes doesn’t ride on coattails; it creates a market. [40:46] Innovators and inventors are often anxious and depressed. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Rich20Something Book Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Pavlok — Get Pavlok 2 and earn free volts Zero to One by Peter Thiel
Matt Wilson is in Costa Rica constructing experiences for North Americans who are working themselves to death, and who don’t have time to build their own adventures. His Under30Experiences has swelled in the hard-to-break-into travel market, which is traditionally dominated by big firms. During the episode, Matt shares his thoughts on the state of the Union with Trump as the leader, how he plans on leaving his mark, and how a medicinal plant made him a more conscious person. Key Takeaways: [3:54] Under30Experiences will get you out of your chair and into an adventure. [9:22] Matt took Sara’s virginity. [16:52] The future of Under30Experiences will be filled with challenges, but Matt is ready for it. [25:22] The view of the United States and Trump from abroad. [32:50] The evolution of digital media. [35:36] The human race will soon experience an awakening. [42:05] Mark Zuckerberg for President? [48:52] The hardest part of building a travel company from the ground up. [1:02:19] Ayahuasca helped Matt explore his consciousness. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Rich20Something Book Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Under30Experiences
Daniel welcomes the multi-dimensional businesswoman Natalie Diver. Natalie is the CEO of Bossbabe, Oh My Glow Superfoods, and the forthcoming RIO video platform. Bossbabe is the fastest growing network of female entrepreneurs in the world. Natalie shares her business tips, including how to become an influencer, why it’s not a good idea to hire your boyfriend, and how to create innovative freedom for influencers. Key Takeaways: [2:03] Bossbabe is a network of ambitious millennial women. [6:30] The challenges of discovering the right content to empower women. [10:00] Limiting beliefs are consistent struggle points for Bossbabe clients. [15:20] Natalie has multiple businesses, including Oh My Glow Superfoods. [26:15] Don't hire friends or boyfriends. [32:00] RIO is video content based on how the user feels. [36:59] Innovative monetization and creative freedom for influencers. [45:04] Influencers don’t deviate from their values, regardless of what they are being paid. [48:52] What to do during the first 90-days of becoming an influencer. Mentioned in This Episode: Bossbabe Oh My Glow Detox Ego is the Enemy, by Ryan Holiday Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg Rich20Something Rich20Something Book Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza
Daniel welcomes prolific writer Amna Shamim to the podcast to discuss moving past a tragic accident which almost took her life, her newly created pet project, Nomad Emergency — a website designed for travelers who are in need of a clinic or hospital in a foreign land, and her marketing business, Legal Green Marketing. Legal Green helps online marijuana sellers get their name out to the public. Amna’s work can be found on Business Insider, Go Waddle, Huff Post and many other blogging platforms. Key Takeaways: [1:31] Performing independent investigation through travel and discovery. [12:03] The great thing about North America is its diversity and its music. [18:06] A near-death experience led Amna to writing and the love of marketing and SEO. [23:24] Amna’s pet project is a collection of hospitals and clinics all over the world named Nomad Emergency. [25:26] Amna details her traumatizing accident. [30:15] Having people to look up to during her recovery helped Amna get through the toughest times. [32:14] What’s next for Amna includes a children’s book, writing, traveling, helping others, and the new model of small business. [36:25] 3 Lightning Round questions. Mentioned in This Episode: Amna Shamim on LinkedIn Legal Green Marketing @LegalGMarketing on Twitter Rich20Something Rich20Something Book Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza
Daniel welcomes the women who encouraged him to protest, Avriel Epps. Avriel is stepping out of her King Avriel persona and stepping into researching race and gender identity development at Harvard. She shares her experiences and thoughts about being a black person in the United States today, how she believes people should use their unique gifts to make a difference in the world, and about her college assistance company SeekU. Key Takeaways: [:35] Avriel explains her musical career, and why she finds it empowering to call herself a king. [12:23] After leaving the music biz behind, Avriel created SeekU, her edu-tech company. [16:33] An outlook on the education industry. [22:06] Diverse ways individuals can make a difference in lieu of protesting. [25:40] Great black movies, and being black today. [35:50] Researchers are studying the effects of prolonged stress and PTSD. [40:05] The many faces of slavery. [43:01] Avriel will research race and gender identity development at Harvard University. [47:56] The Lightning Round. Mentioned in This Episode: SeekU @KingAvriel on Twitter Rich20Something Rich20Something Book Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza
Daniel welcomes three-time Olympian, Allison Baver to the podcast. Allison is an elite athlete who really understands what it takes to train your mind to do the things you never thought possible. She strives to be the best in whatever endeavor she attempts, including recovering from what could have been a career-destroying physical injury, to becoming the committed CEO of her own fashion brand. Allison shares what it is like to be a professional athlete, how she lives with integrity, and what gives her the ‘It’ factor. Key Takeaways: [1:18] Allison describes the leg shattering event that changed her life. [5:35] Confidence and the ‘It’ factor. [15:08] Changing your mental state to stay in the moment. [27:10] Traveling the world as an Olympic athlete, gives the term world-class a new meaning. [32:39] Ending a professional athletic career is like an identity crisis followed by a bad break-up. [38:40] Allison discusses life as a public figure/athlete. [46:39] Learning every aspect of the fashion industry helped Allison to create her own fashion brand. [55:45] Being a CEO is a commitment, jumping over hurdles, over and over again. [1:06:30] Allison describes how she lives with integrity. [1:09:42] When a woman says she’s sorry it takes her power away. [1:12:30] The Lightning Round. Mentioned in This Episode: Allison Baver Off the Ice Foundation The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz Sell or Be Sold, by Grant Cardone Rich20Something Rich20Something Book Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza
Daniel welcomes Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media. In 3 years Erik has grown his business from himself and an assistant, to employing 80 people. One of those employees nominated him for Forbes’, 30 Under 30 award. He shares his 3-point hiring philosophy, his daily routine, and his thoughts on what the true measure of happiness is. Pre-order Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, before May 9th to be included in all the cool bonuses Daniel has on the table. Key Takeaways: [1:30] Eric was nominated for the Forbes 30 Under 30 award by one of his employees. [6:59] Driving the right actions is the true benefit of any award or designation. [12:51] Desire is the root of suffering. [17:32] Erik's daily routine. [21:40] Create a role in your business you are best suited for. [23:58] How did Erik grow his business to 80 employees in 3 years? [29:48] Hawke's 3-point hiring philosophy to finding "A" players. [36:20] The worst decision is no decision. [38:01] How does Erik balance his work life with his relationship? [45:00] Action Quiz wrap up. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Rich20Something Book Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Hawke Media Captio F42 Labs
This special solo-cast is the second in a 5-part series on how to launch a book. These episodes, full of behind-the-scenes techniques and strategies, will function as a learning tool to prepare you for your epic project launch. For my team to reach our goals of selling 30,000 books, attracting the attention of 100 million people, and making this book a New York Times #1 bestseller, we are going to be hitting it hard until Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want launches, on May 2, 2017. This episode outlines the release of the mixtape, how we are going after bulk buyers, and some motivation for those of you who want to do something big too. All you need to do is pre-order the book before May 9th to be included in all the cool bonuses. Key Takeaways: [1:16] What’s going on here, 30 days out from the launch of Rich20Something? [2:57] The bigger your project the more people will want to jump on board. [4:04] Daniel’s to-do list includes new ways to move more books. [8:21] The Rich20 team's strengths and weaknesses. [10:15] Even the best are just stabbing in the dark, so go for it! [11:31] Personalizing my brand. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Rich20Something Book Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Boss Babe Influencive
Tucker Max makes other people successful. In a year and a half, his company Book in a Box made 3 million in sales for itself, and countless dollars for the authors he manufactured and marketed for. Tucker realized in order for the company to quadruple its profits he needed to hire a CEO to run the business. It’s OK with him. He has a family to consider. Key Takeaways: [:43] Tucker describes what it’s like to be a family man. [7:28] Do elders still exist in our culture? [15:20] Gen Xers are the middle children of history. [18:30] Entrepreneurs are a recent fad. [21:20] It pays to listen to geniuses and know who to read. [29:32] Jobs created the most valuable company of all time, but Apple is done. [32:46] People are reading more books than ever. [38:54] How Book in a Box works. [50:25] Tucker had lightning in a bottle and still fucked it up. Mentioned in This Episode: Tucker Max Book in a Box Rich20Something Rich20Something Book Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza
This special solo-cast is the first in a 5-part series on how to launch a book. These episodes, full of behind-the-scenes techniques and strategies, will function as a learning tool to prepare you for your epic project launch. For my team to reach our goals of selling 30,000 books, attracting the attention of 100 million people, and making this book a New York Times bestseller, we are going to be hitting it hard until Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want launches, on May 2, 2017. This episode outlines the Wave structure I designed to keep us on track and how we will create a viral storm of traffic to my social media outlets and websites. All you need to do is pre-order the book today. Key Takeaways: [:20] How to get on the bonus list, when pre-ordering the new Rich20Something book. [5:15] The Wave Structure — Wave 1 is the seed wave in developing a long-form content strategy. [9:27] The official launch of the book will be made to the email list March 20, 2017. [10:48] It’s surprising how many people want to offer their support to this project. [12:59] Wave 2 includes dropping the mixtape bonus bundle. [18:25] Wave 3 is dropping a unique book trailer designed for social media. [19:39] Wave 4 is a special 48-hour wave. [20:09] Wave 5 is book promotion. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Rich20Something Book Daniel@rich20something.com Under 30 CEO Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza 99 Designs
Daniel sits down with Laura D. Laura is a believer in the truth, justice and the Beachbody way. She vows to have the body of white Serena Williams, and there is no doubt she can do it. One day she realized that being 272 pounds was more difficult than working out. Laura is an avid consumer of audiobooks and wakes up every day with a thirst for learning. She shares why LA feels like freedom, why she doesn’t date, and what’s up for her in 2017. Key Takeaways: [3:54] Laura D has a large organic following, due to her uniqueness and honesty. [12:50] The value of knowing when to quit. [15:08] Heartbreak happens. [19:50] Kansas is dust in the wind. [25:48] Books to get you unstuck. [30:55] Laura is a full-time Beachbody coach. [33:24] No one ever said, “I wish I had more to drink last night.” [39:33] Laura D has no time for dating. [45:01] Showing up with tenacity pays off. [49:01] You can’t level up without skilling up. [59:49] 2017 is the year of Laura D’s book. Mentioned in This Episode: @lauradalpini on Instagram Laurad543 on Snapchat LauraDFit on Facebook Rich20Something Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza The Art of Learning, by Josh Waitzkin Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, by Cal Newport
Academy Award nominated Producer Peter Martin joins Daniel to talk about politics and technology. Peter is a Creative Futurist who plays in the cross-platform media realm. He is the CEO of VALIS Studios and the Executive Creative Director for SPECTACLE VR. If there is or ever was a visual technology Peter can tell you about it. He tells Daniel about how AI is already taking over the world, how billionaires plan to immortalize themselves and how disruptive American politics are blurring the lines between reality and comedy. Key Takeaways: [:39] Peter describes the history and future of visual technologies. [9:34] Moore’s law states computers will double in speed and halve in price every 18 months. [13:38] AI is the end of the world as humans know it. [18:53] Peter’s company, VALIS is receiving requests to immortalize and hybridize performers. [30:57] The 3D printing of human organs may allow you to have a full backup of yourself. [34:06] Peter is working on a 6-part series on immortality and life extension. [37:29] In 2003, Peter and associates set up a cross-platform media company. [48:20] Blurring the lines of reality and fantasy gives fiction meaning. [49:43] Disruptive politics are waking people up, kind of. [59:05] Fake news has taken the honor out of journalism. [1:09:45] Peter is be working with Intel to virtualize Stephen Hawking. [1:16:00] Digital resurrection is bringing people back when we need them. [1:17:46] VR is a powerful medium to transport people. Mentioned in This Episode: VALIS Studios @valisstudios on Twitter Rich20Something Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Lo and Behold by Werner Herzog
Daniel’s guest, Nikitas Tsoukalis is the self-proclaimed luckiest guy in the world. The Founder of Key Credit Repair shares his thoughts and opinions on those who would rather find balance than to take advantage of opportunities, the importance of changing someone else’s life, and how endurance is the sure-fire way to success. Nik has been flat broke and insanely rich. He believes hard work is essential for every entrepreneur who wants to attain their goals. Key Takeaways: [4:40] Nick’s views on the future of educational institutions. [11:22] Hard work really does pay off. [13:54] How does Nik balance the need to feel secure with his ability to take risks? [19:30] Support during down times can help an entrepreneur find their true calling. [27:28] Take advantage of the opportunity to make money in the U.S. right now. [37:00] Change someone else’s world. [39:02] You don’t have to work for someone else. [40:40] The dark side of entrepreneurship. [47:22] No one is creative when they are comfortable. [54:32] Be humble, because the game can change at any time. [59:00] The #1 characteristic entrepreneurs should master. Mentioned in This Episode: Nikitas Key Credit Repair Rich20Something Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Antifragile, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Power of Broke, by Daymond John
Steve Eakin joins Daniel to talk all things entrepreneurial. Steve has successfully transitioned from corporate drone to sought after CTO. As much as people want to believe it, Steve didn’t just rise to the top. He has put in the hours and taken the risks. Both Daniel and Steve point out the path of an entrepreneur is so unpredictable that you have to love the process in order to stay in the game. Steve says, “It is game-changing when you close a million dollar deal on your own.” If you are interested in freedom, hard work, side hustles, networking and risk, this conversation will expand your mind. Key Takeaways: [:55] How Steve transitioned from being an employee to a successful entrepreneur. [8:04] Employees, freelancers, and entrepreneurs all have different comfort levels. [12:30] Steve’s story isn’t a breakthrough success. [17:43] You have to love the path, because being an entrepreneur is so unpredictable. [20:06] Instant technology and social media make office workers long to be entrepreneurs, yet they never act on it. [27:00] How do children influence a person’s risk tolerance? [30:02] Do entrepreneurs have more free time? [31:59] What happens when Steve has a bad day? [36:45] Making the rounds to gain support can be exhausting. [44:22] Go where the action is. [46:53] Side hustles open up your network and net worth. [54:36] If you want to be a CEO, learn to delegate. Mentioned in This Episode: Start Up Black Belt — Free Course VENPATH Jeet Kune Do Rich20Something Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi
Daniel Thomas emerges from behind the scenes to introduce us to his Evolution Eat philosophy. Entrepreneurs should listen in to understand how they can increase their energy levels and ensure they are giving their 100% best efforts towards their business. Daniel also reminds us the everyday foods we have immediate access to are foods that were put there by corporate interests. A corporation is selling a product and it is in their best interest to have the masses addicted to sugar. Key Takeaways: [2:12] How and why Daniel Thomas started working for Rich20. [5:00] Investing in Rich20 principles to create Evolution Eat. [10:35] The healthy eating culture of Santa Monica, California. [15:25] Being healthy and having a growth mindset doesn’t have to be at odds with career success. [19:29] A fixed mindset is pushed on Americans kids at a very young age. [24:45] Millennials have a reputation for being soft. [28:15] Necessary suffering to avoid unnecessary suffering. [34:29] Paleo is a framework based upon the diet of our ancestors. [38:23] Entrepreneurs can increase their energy levels through a healthy diet and proper sleep. [42:02] Overcoming sugar addiction as part of a long-term healthy lifestyle. [45:32] Big corporate interests helped shape most American’s eating habits. [47:56] Overeating healthy food as an energetic crutch doesn’t cure the blues. Mentioned in This Episode: Evolution Eat Evolution Eat on Facebook Rich20Something Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza
Tom Bilyeu, of Impact Theory and Quest Nutrition, sits down with Daniel to inspire and motivate. There are so many nuggets in this episode, you’ll want to listen to it more than once. Tom Bilyeu does only what he believes in, works for personal fulfillment, and never gives up on his objectives. He encourages entrepreneurs to be in the service of other people if they want to succeed, and to ONLY do things they are passionate about. Tom also shares the three phases of his new venture, Impact Theory, and vows to be bigger than Disney in 50 years. Key Takeaways: [:47] Happiness and the virtuous cycle. [5:35] A bar called Quest. [9:27] 25 Business Ideas for the low, low cost of an email. [11:59] We are living through the entrepreneurial revolution. [14:22] “No bullshit, what will it take,” made Quest soar in a saturated and declining protein bar market. [25:29] Planting a flag — Impact Theory will be bigger than Disney in 50 years. [30:26] How to develop your passion and how to monetize it. [36:27] Good Intentions, Bad Execution. [38:09] Tom thinks about money in terms of fulfillment. [45:09] Money and fame have a real impact. [49:28] Tom Bilyeu gets really deep on genetics. [51:08] The dark side of entrepreneurship is a negative mindset. [56:32] Real life stories of determination. [1:03:19] The three phases of Impact Theory. [1:14:14] Manipulating our future lives. Mentioned in This Episode: Quest Nutrition Impact Theory Tom Bilyeu Rage On 23 and Me The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell Rich20Something Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza
In this episode, Daniel sits down with Gerard Adams. And, if this meeting is any indication of what the future holds, a beautiful, beneficial brotherhood is brewing between the two of them. In a sneak peak, Gerard shares his Social Currency concept, and describes his plan to get his Fownders institution into the heart of inner cities. Gerard’s lifetime goal is to leave a legacy of authenticity and mentorship to the real people behind the follows and likes. Key Takeaways: [3:32] Vlogging new ideas that stem from solutions for everyday problems. [7:52] The probability of success increases when you get granular in your target market. [11:10] Courage is getting comfortable with fear. [12:46] Building a culture to attract millennials. [16:50] Facebook live is the real thing. [20:16] Youtube stars are bigger than actors now. [22:54] Making money on content is a long-term play. [27:35] Jiu Jitsu and entrepreneurship work hand in hand. [32:07] Your business is a representation of where you are in your life. [39:57] Gerard thought he was invincible, and then the market crashed. [49:10] There are real people, live, behind the likes. [57:47] Gerard steps up as a leader by building his Social Currency. [70:07] The story behind Fownders and Building 20. [74:46] The Lightning Round. Mentioned in This Episode: Gerard Adams Fownders Rich20Something Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza
Brian Evans has been an entrepreneur since he was 16. His business started off by accident, but has slowly grown to one of the best decisions he’s ever made. 16 years later in the industry, Brian has become an INC. 500 entrepreneur, #7 ranked marketing influencer in Forbes, startup advisor, and Founder/CEO of Influencive and BDE Ventures. On today’s show, Brian focuses on why conventional mindsets hurt the entrepreneur's growth. Key Takeaways: [1:30] When you slow down during the holidays, you lose momentum when the new year starts. [6:00] Who is Brian? [6:55] Brian has failed repeatedly throughout the years. He believes the school system had failed him, due to their conventional thinking. [11:15] How did Brian go from $100,000 to $4 million with 10 or less clients? [16:55] You don’t need to meet Mark Cuban to be successful. [21:45] There is no right way. There is no formula to success. [27:35] What are some of the common mistakes people make when starting out? [35:00] Some of Daniel’s biggest wins have come from the rebound of things that went really wrong. [41:00] How can beginners build good partnerships? [47:10] Don’t pitch people. Just talk to people! [55:30] Brian likes having some form of social pressure, to make sure he achieves his goals. [1:03:00] Despite being white, Brian was a minority in his town. Mentioned in This Episode: Brian D. Evans Influencive Rich20Something Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza
Daniel’s guest, Jared Kleinert, builds authentic relationships and partnerships with today’s super-achievers. His newly self-published book, 3 Billion Under 30, brings together their stories and practical advice to help readers advance toward their dreams. Jared shares his origin story, how he maintains the multi-faceted network he has built, and how he plans on making the world a better place by providing value to others. Key Takeaways: [2:46] What makes Jared special, his official bio. [5:24] Emotional intelligence (EQ) is understanding how to provide value to other people. [7:33] Jared on getting connected to important people. [18:05] Tactical tips to connect with influential people. [22:06] After the cold email stage, mutual connections can help you leverage trust with new connections. [25:51] Jared’s secret weapon to building a “world class network” in record time. [30:13] How to blossom a relationship into a friendship. [38:24] Build a diverse Personal Advisory Board. [42:44] An example of how networking saved Jared’s travel plans. [47:30] 3 Billion Under 30 is an intimate look at successful people who acted on their passions. [50:02] Building a long-term relationship when self-publishing a book. [57:00] Be clear about the skills you wish to acquire, and other final thoughts. Mentioned in This Episode: 3 BILLION UNDER 30: How Millennials Continue REDEFINING SUCCESS, BREAKING BARRIERS & CHANGING THE WORLD, by Jared Kleinert 3 Billion Under 30 - #shareyourstory project Rich20Something Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza
Noah Kagan joins Daniel on today’s show. Noah runs the successful Appsumo, is launching the new Inflection Point Podcast, and performs death-defying feats over bunny hills. Noah doesn't shy away from social media, but you can tell it is starting to wear on him. He ponders the necessity of attention, and whether or not the number of likes you have is a true measure of success. His mother calls him during the interview, and offers the sound advice of getting an education, and working hard to have a good life. Noah vows to chase down his fears in 2017, and knock them down one-by-one. Key Takeaways: [:45] Kim Kardashian’s ass is a brand in itself. [3:42] Maintaining long-term relevance in society is a difficult task. [8:35] It’s nice to have attention, but social media has a downside. [15:28] Measuring success through the external stuff. [19:12] How to have a good life, by Mom. [22:23] Tactics to get out of a down period. [25:30] What Noah is excited about for 2017. [29:17] Transgender bathrooms cater to the 1%. [33:20] Go to where the people you want to be around are. [36:01] Going after things you fear, and purposely pushing your boundaries. [38:48] Crafting your own adventure. [39:54] Take the coffee challenge. [42:58] Noah’s Inflection Point Podcast launch date is January 17, 2017. Mentioned in This Episode: Ok Dork The Inflection Point Podcast AppSumo Rich20Something Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza
Cynthia Johnson is a pro marketer, speaker, author, and keynote speaker. Her focused personal branding and digital media is sought after by executives who want to step up their game and their value. She joins Daniel to discuss the secrets of having a verified Twitter account, how platforms may change but data will live on forever, and the books that should be on your reading list for 2017. Key Takeaways: [1:04] Surrounding yourself with people who support you is more important than being liked. [5:42] Twitter is the best kept secret for networking. [10:26] Filtering out the crap on social media. [13:53] Social media, TV, news source — all one. [16:59] Brands are statements. [26:02] Intention is everything on social media. [31:03] People attach themselves to people first, and their brand second. [38:50] Modesty could be hurting us. [40:27] Daniel’s book is available in bookstores, and he live streams about it! [43:26] You can’t live in Venice unless you are awesome. [50:52] The Twitter platform may fade, but data never dies. [57:55] Exclusive! Daniel’s second book is about how to level up your life with networking. [1:01:34] Chrome plugin to help you monitor your introductions, Entro. [1:07:57] Learn to ask better questions. [1:10:56] The Lighting Round. Mentioned in This Episode: Cynthia Live @CynthiaLIVE on Twitter @Cyninla on Snapchat Rich20Something Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want, by Daniel DiPiazza @Venice311 Entro.io
Daniel’s guest, Everette Taylor seemingly came out of nowhere, and exploded onto the tech scene in 2015. He is a four-time entrepreneur, a speaker, and a co-author of Startup Growth Engines. His recent startups, Skurt, an on-demand rental car company and Growth Pup, an automatic social media growth engine, are already leaders in their industries. Everette believes entrepreneurs should start small, and always be taking action steps towards their business and personal goals. He recommends ditching your distractions, and finding out who you really are, before investing time and money in your startup. Key Takeaways: [1:02] How Everette became a CMO by the age of 25. [5:27] The positives and negatives of a personal brand. [14:29] Chasing your dreams starts with a realistic view of who and what you are. [23:26] Social distractions (like beautiful women) can keep you from reaching your business goals. [31:57] LA is a super-casual place to do drugs. [35:44] Skurt allows you to get a car when you need it, but not an autonomous one. [49:33] Good marketing requires looking at the bigger picture. [58:22] Everette’s latest venture, Growth Pup, automatically grows social media followers. [1:06:10] Take small, actionable steps towards what you want to do. Mentioned in This Episode: Skurt Growth Pup Startup Growth Engines: Case Studies of How Today’s Most Successful Startups Unlock Extraordinary Growth, by Sean Ellis MilliSense Rich20Something @Overheard in LA
Stephen Key is an idea man who calls himself a re-inventor, not an inventor. He educates people on how to license ideas for long-term, recurring revenue. He offers one-on-one coaching and courses to supplement his book, One Simple Idea. Daniel and Stephen discuss the book, strategies, and the true meaning of freedom, during today’s podcast. Key Takeaways: [1:18] What exactly does Stephen Key do? [4:45] Stephen’s book, One Simple Idea, educates people on how to get paid for their creativity. [9:51] Stephen is in full control of his creativity. [13:16] The consistent process of proliferating bad ideas, until one good idea stands out. [18:55] Is it possible to knock it out of the park with your first idea? [24:17] Starting a company is working on one idea for years; with licensing you can work on multiple projects a year. [29:11] You have to be a little bit crazy, and put your entrepreneur ego at risk. [34:03] Your life will change, once you hit the jackpot financially, but probably for the worst. [41:16] Rituals help keep you grounded, when you start receiving big checks. [44:15] Having the freedom to say no, is important to Stephen. [49:11] The beauty of nurturing growth in other people. [53:14] Stephen has gained confidence by overcoming obstacles. Mentioned in This Episode: Invent Right One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others do the Work, by Stephen Key Spinformation Label Rich20Something
Nathan Chan is the Founder of Foundr Mag. Nathan reached out to Daniel when he was just starting out, and they have been online friends ever since.Foundr started as a monthly digital magazine on the app store. It was designed to show people what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. Today, Foundr is much more than a digital or print magazine. This makes Nathan uniquely qualified to speak on this podcast about real business advice, how to stand out in a world where everybody has a brand, and how to create authority and disrupt a market, to become the greatest entrepreneur ever. Key Takeaways: [:43] Foundr Mag origins and purpose. [1:54] Entrepreneurs who have disrupted an industry are interviewed and grace the cover of Foundr. [5:24] Chan explains the difference in creating an asset based business or a cash flow lifestyle business. [11:44] Large corporations will be buying startups that are more than personal brands. [13:40] Foundr created their own authority and credibility to make them stand out. [19:31] Is it cool, is everyone else doing it, and testing the channel, leads Nathan towards his next projects. [25:59] Would Nathan Chan still start a magazine if he was just starting out today? [27:24] To succeed, when you say you are going to do something, make sure you follow through. [29:36] The coffee table book, Foundr Version 1.0 is a greatest hits album of entrepreneur’s stories. Mentioned in This Episode: Foundr Mag Foundr Mag Get Interviews Foundr Version 1.0 Rich20Something
Daniel’s guest, Jon Levy spends most of his life convincing people to cook him dinner. Or, that’s how he explains his life’s work. Jon has recently merged his scientific research with his human experiences in a new book, The 2 AM Principle: The Science of Adventure. In the book, he breaks down his adventures into four stages, and promotes others to take predictable risks. The conversation in today’s podcast also touches on why networking is a dirty word but calling it community building will melt people’s hearts. Key Takeaways: [1:11] Jon Levy studies the science of influence and adventure, through a simple dining experience. [5:58] A strong community has a positive effect on everyone in it. [10:49] It takes a really long time to figure out something which is noteworthy. [15:40] What does it take to be remarkable and prolific? [21:20] Top performers enter flow state when there are no distractions. [26:03] How Jon made his own material for his new book, The 2 AM Principle: The Science of Adventure. [29:46] The Four Stages of Every Adventure with real life examples. [42:41] Information Gap Theory — Curiosity is like an itch you can’t scratch. [45:05] There is something to creating conversations based on intrigue. [48:58] Humans get decision fatigue when they have a plethora of options. [51:07] Limit your choices and your stuff, to make your day less stressful. [56:22] Audience challenge — Find 5 people who can impact your side hustle, and ask them to have coffee with you. [57:50] Do you know what causes happiness? Mentioned in This Episode: Jon Levy @JonLevyTLB on Social Media Rich20Something
Daniel’s guest today is Evan Carmichael. Evan is a prolific content creator and host of his own YouTube channel where he interviews some of today’s top influencers and thought leaders. As part of his creative journey, Evan gathers inspiration from his guest and solicits ideas from his thousands of followers. During his conversation with Daniel, he share his thoughts on the basic rules beginners should follow to make their way into the entrepreneurial space, why entrepreneurs must have a passion and commitment for creating great content and the benefits of being original. Key Takeaways: [:51] A paper plane represents going against all odds and flying high. [3:21] In the early days of his show, Evan Carmichael selfishly selected people to interview, now he lets his community choose. [10:30] Producing constant content makes the content creator better. [15:04] There are many different aspects to all people. Kanye, Tupac and Osho are prime examples of this. [19:59] Evan looked to his guests for inspiration while building his YouTube channel. [25:11] Growth numbers are great but it’s all about the process. Hitting one million subscribers will only drive Evan faster and farther. [28:31] Passion projects should be driven by love and dedication — not by money. [35:45] Will the entrepreneurship bubble burst? [39:47] Beginners to YouTube need to put in the work and concentrate on getting better every day. [50:00] It takes work to create original content from unoriginal sources. Mentioned in This Episode: Evan Carmichael Rich20Something
Daniel’s guest, Dr. Mark Goulston is a thought leader, hostage negotiator, speaker, author and all things in between. Dr. Goulston has an ability to listen to other people from their inside out. While he is not religious, he knows he is guided by angels. Dr. Goulston’s goal is to heal the world one conversation at a time. He shares the four qualities of the best leaders, the four steps to creating ‘Gotta Have It’ and his five steps to an unsolicited apology. He stresses the importance of communication, understanding and influence. Key Takeaways: [1:02] Why did Dr. Goulston choose the path of the most resistance? [6:30] An angel unlocks Dr. Goulston’s hopelessness. [9:00] Looking through the eyes of a suicidal patient, Dr. Goulston saw the dark night of the soul. [15:51] The Magical Paradox is influential and people need to be influenced. [24:44] A raw and real experience, Daniel uses the 5 steps of an unsolicited apology. [42:27] You can’t ask someone if they have been burned before and then burn them. [49:36] The four qualities of the best leader - being unflappable, being present, being knowledgeable and being wise. [53:53] The four steps to creating ‘Gotta Have It’. [1:01:25] How to find out more about Dr. Goulston and his hacks. Mentioned in This Episode: Mark Goulston The Goulston Group Heartfelt Leadership The POP Protocol Just Listen by Mark Goulston Talking to Crazy by Mark Goulston To Improve Collaboration, Try an Olive Branch on Steroids by Mark Goulston ExecuNet
Mark Manson’s new book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life is due to be released on September 13th. The book is about getting back to your core values (or the few things you care about) and focusing on those instead of being frustrated by things that really aren’t important. Mark and Daniel chat about the ups and downs of being content creators, the versatility of making money online and the popularity of the New York Times subscriber model in the international marketplace. Key Takeaways: [2:11] Mark Manson has a zen approach to his work and is a prolific writer. He has more ideas than he has time to write. [8:25] For long-form creative projects, like a book, save the editing and analyzing for later. Find your flow. [15:57] Mark’s new book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, is based on his article of the same name which had over 10 million page views. [20:13] There really is nothing new in psychology that Buddha didn’t know 2500 years ago. [23:39] Can creatives and writers make a decent living? Will every content provider have a paywall in the future? [31:31] New York Times pay model is quickly being adopted in international markets. [34:36] Being successful is knowing how to leverage your good luck and how to minimize your bad luck. [39:40] The golden age for content creators is over. The new path is meeting people at live events. [54:43] The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck comes out on September 13, 2016. Pre-order it now. Mentioned in This Episode: Rich20Something Mark Manson Models: Attract Women Through Honesty
Today’s guest, Timothy Sykes, became a self-made millionaire by the age of 21 through trading penny stocks. Since that time he has grown his wealth and is a full-time teacher of over 3,000 students, many of whom are becoming millionaires themselves. He and Daniel break down what it takes to find fulfillment as an entrepreneur, how focusing on your personal code of ethics is more powerful than money, and how finding balance through self-reflection and meditation can make it all worthwhile. Key Takeaways: [5:45] Do whatever it takes to influence somebody in a positive direction. [11:11] If you find what fulfills you, eventually you will make money at it. [20:26] You have to think differently than everyone else if you want to change an industry. [30:28] How can young people find success earlier? [36:34] Why are we driven to impress other people before we improve ourselves? [40:44] Focusing on your personal truth and what you believe in is much more powerful than money. [46:35] There is always a love/hate relationship between a master and their successful student. [53:03] A long-term strategy is important in everything, even internet marketing. [1:04:20] Entrepreneurs have a hard time finding balance. Mentioned in This Episode: Timothy Sykes
Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey are the
entrepreneur team behind the Barefoot Wine brand. While working as
business consultants for a grape grower they tasked themselves with
collecting a $300,000 debt. The client ended up paying them in
wine. It was from that exchange that the inspiring story of how
they triumphed by using worthy cause marketing and their
alternative method to traditional advertising, came to be. They now
share their lessons and their experiences on how to embrace the
grind and how they prepared for success on day one in their New
York Times best-selling books.
[3:09] The challenges of building and distributing a
tangible product from the ground up.
[12:15] How worthy cause marketing made the brand
“Barefoot Wines” the household name it is today.
[29:07] The 3 core competencies of running a business
are cash flow management, personnel management, and distribution
[33:32] Words of wisdom for young entrepreneurs who
find themselves in the grind.
[39:55] How to make a mistake “write”!
[44:09] You have to prepare for success from day
[51:59] Barefoot Wines was scalable and it could run
independently, which is what made them a target for an
[54:04] An entrepreneur has a different mindset than
a sole proprietor or shopkeeper.
[59:09] The hustle is real.
Mentioned in This Episode:
The Barefoot Spirit
The Entrepreneur's GPS
Daniel welcomes his first ever female guest, Keziah
Okonkwo. Keziah is an entrepreneur who is well on her way to
bringing her vision to life. Her revolutionary natural hair product
is manufactured in the USA and sold through online shops and small
stores in the LA area. As the CEO of SNAPPEE, Keziah has been
involved in generating ideas, the manufacturing process, marketing
her product and working her margins to accommodate her supply and
demand. She is now faced with moving her business to the next
[1:43] How the idea for a non-damaging hair tie, the
SNAPPEE, turned into a manufactured product.
[13:36] Do you need to make millions of dollars to be
considered a successful entrepreneur?
[18:47] It’s truly a business because I have a
production process, a product delivery process and margins I need
[23:15] Employing the Marsupial Method gets the word
out faster and more effectively than traditional marketing
[28:40] Pitching small stores is an easy, casual
[32:24] There are a couple of key elements to
developing a product: 1) The idea, 2) The decision to take the
action, 3) Marketing/Promoting your product
Mentioned in This Episode:
Jason Carter is a shining example of a student who bought the Freelance Domination course and followed the program exactly as it was designed. His successes are piling up. He says he feels like superman. He is in the process of buying his dream home, building his passive income stream and servicing his clients. Those clients were strangers until he sent a cold email, earned their trust through “free samples” and are now paying him 6 figures to build apps for their niche markets. He recommends the Freelance Domination program to anyone who wants to change their life for the better.
[3:36] After earning a Ph.D. in computer science Jason still didn’t have confidence in himself
[5:10] Jason followed the Freelance Domination program to the letter
[7:19] We are conditioned to accept failure in certain areas but not in others
[8:35] From the cold email to earning the trust
[14:51] Professional service businesses have decision makers who are more accessible
[19:02] Doubling down in a niche market - The Marsupial Method
[22:11] Why serve one client when you can serve 1000?
[23:04] Making 6 figure contracts on the side
[24:56] If you don’t like Freelance Domination you will get your money back
[27:37] Sending a more effective cold email and tools for following up
[33:20] Send Better Email will soon be a resource for all of us
[36:35] Contact information for Jason
Rich 20 Something
Send Better Email
Carter Digital Solutions
Smart entrepreneurs gather information from coaches early on in their careers. They embrace the idea of networking and gain allies for when their responsibilities outweigh their capacities. They hire a coach who has ‘been there and done that’ to assist them in tried and true processes and to hold them accountable for their goals. As entrepreneurs grow their companies, they find themselves lonely and often without peers to keep them grounded. A coach can be a mentor and partner that a CEO can confide in.
[2:55] Being a CEO is a difficult job and it seems there is no way to do it well
[5:50] Should I add people to the organization or do it alone?
[14:33] Rapid Incremental Development
[16:11] The Zenefits CEO did his job but was let go anyway – Give your decisions context
[22:35] Employees internalize the behavior of the CEO in smaller companies
[29:56] Coaching young leaders to transition from individual contributor to manager
[36:37] As a company matures, there should be fewer crises
[38:02] The job of a CEO is very lonely, you no longer have peers in your organization
[43:00] Good coaching is fairly new. It really hasn’t been available for a long time
[45:22] Good coaches can understand you on a psychological level
[48:04] Contact information for Tony and other coaches at coach.me
Rich 20 Something
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
The internet is huge and doesn’t have a limited capacity. There is still time for you to make a successful online business but you must start today. Who cares how saturated your niche market is? If you write great content that helps people, add in your own personal style and quit collecting underpants, you will make something your mother will be proud of.
Steve Kamb, writer, nerd and fitness lover joins Daniel to talk about doing things today to make you feel alive, how mindset is the key to making your online business work, and if you really want to get disciplined – set up a charity contribution to the Westboro Baptist Church. Steve’s new book, Level Up Your Life, uses a video game’s rewards-based system and tactics to get you addicted to being the best you can be at whatever you choose to do.
[3:53] How Steve Kamb went from zero to hero with Nerd Fitness?
[7:12] Tim Ferriss and Richard Branson wrote books that changed Steve’s life
[9:20] Relinquishing control of the small stuff makes your company anti-fragile
[22:38] The construction industry tore me down more than it built me up
[24:00] Mindset is the key to making your online business work
[31:42] Discussing The Progress Principle and Level Up Your Life
[39:29] Donating to the Westboro Baptist Church was all it took to keep me disciplined
[45:35] Are you stuck in phase 1, collecting underpants?
[48:50] Write great content that helps people to find success in your niche market
[51:00] Spend time on things that make you feel alive!
[51:50] Tupac produced a lifetime’s worth of work in 2 years
[54:00] Contact Steve Kamb and get his book
Level Up Your Life
Camp Nerd Fitness
The 4-Hour Workweek
Losing my Virginity
In our world of abundance people need to step up and take action. The key is not to do something when you are feeling motivated but to do something when you are not motivated to do it. It is disrespectful to the people around you to not do absolutely everything you possibly can to contribute to society and be the best you can be. You will find accountability and support from people who believe in you. The information you spew will always be less important than the presentation you give. That is what will set your unique voice apart from everyone else.
[7:47] Fulfillment is more important than efficiency
[10:35] Taking action and spending money is the key to making your own opportunities
[20:20] The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the next best time is today
[23:40] Growing up as a poor kid instilled a hunger in me
[26:58] Tupac produced more content in 2 years than most people do in a lifetime
[33:31] “This has to work. There is no plan B” – Busta Rhymes
[39:23] It takes courage to make a big transition
[42:37] Surround yourself with high-level people who believe in you
[46:15] Getting a participation trophy but still being expected to perform well
[47:14] Nurture plays a huge part in whether you manifest ambition
[54:51] He doesn’t believe he can slack off and have good things come to him
[55:09] It’s disrespectful to not do everything you can do
[1:01:22] Just because you are on your phone at dinner doesn’t mean you’re an asshole
[1:03:16] Most of the things that are worth doing are not fun to do
[1:06:52] How do you find a unique voice for your personal brand?
[1:09:16] Information is less important than presentation
Roman Fitness Systems
Engineering the Alpha
90 Day Year
It’s about getting out of bed every morning, ready to tackle your priorities to create balance in your life. It’s not easy and it’s hard work, but you need to make a decision about who you are going to be. Start wherever you are today. If you work for someone else, then be the best employee you can be and find a problem to solve. If you are an entrepreneur, then get your financial house in order and play the long game. You, and only you, can make the decision to build the best network, become a better person and become a financial master.
[1:57] The beauty of Costa Rica
[4:30] Getting your financial house in order
[11:36] Find the line between being a miser and a martyr for true wealth creation
[14:54] Brad’s gift is playing the long game by earning more and building assets
[17:10] Tony Robbins is a national treasure
[21:24] Sign-up at Make More Marbles for all this free wealth material
[22:32] Becoming a problem solver
[29:05] Seasonal risk balance
[35:13] How I made 24K on Elance in a month
[37:10] Building your network is key
[39:31] The #1 thing you can do to obtain financial mastery
[44:40] Create food, energy, water and shelter for every human being on the planet
[46:11] Millionaires set their priorities every day
[52:08] Rich20Something sets out to make entrepreneurship accessible
[55:02] It’s not all about money – you can create balance in your life
[56:49] By creating, you are living your purpose
[1:00:30] Make reading non-negotiable
Make More Marbles
Puerta La Vida
Richest Man in Babylon
If you truly want to change your world and attain your goals, you can start doing it today. Achieving self-awareness should be your first step. Start by asking yourself, “What are my strengths and what are my weaknesses?” This simple process will clear up any misconceptions you might have. And I know you may think it’s difficult, but try not drinking alcohol for 30 days. This will remove any cloudiness from your mind and allow your body to rehydrate itself.
[1:00] Shameless plug for Swanwick Sleep
[2:18] James has a background in journalism and sports casting
[4:18] The U.S. government makes you renounce your native citizenship for dual citizenship
[6:44] The American government is a great marketing machine
[8:45] A breakup led James to live the American dream of living in a hostel
[11:16] Sony pictures gave me an opportunity to interview Jack Nicholson
[14:44] Network with a lot of people or connect with one high-caliber person?
[16:19] Success drives you to higher goals
[17:54] Human beings need to be making progress
[22:37] Shouldn’t men be less pussified and take cold showers?
[24:43] Productivity tips for mornings
[27:59] Staying consistent for the health benefits
[29:20] Aren’t Australians supposed to drink a lot?
[34:43] Drinking alcohol doesn’t really give you confidence
[35:32] You will get better looking if you quit alcohol
[38:38] George Clooney is cool and drinks tequila, but isn’t he cool without the alcohol
[40:07] Relieving withdrawal with alcohol
[45:11] We are sheeple - we follow the herd
[47:09] Understanding yourself comes down to the questions you ask yourself
[49:43] Daniel brags about himself
[51:01] Becoming a master questioner
[54:29] Find someone to make you accountable
James Swanwick Youtube channel
30 Day No Alcohol Challenge
Sportscenter on ESPN
The Obstacle is the Way
Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone will train you to be more disciplined, make it easier for you to focus, and increase your creativity. Your subconscious mind translates everything it experiences and it becomes a part of you, whether you want it to or not. Mark Dhamma helps entrepreneurs change their diets and their mindsets through holistic practices and common sense food advice. Rich and Mark’s conversation flows like a river as they delve into topics such as identity and breeding and our over-consumption of media.
[00:13] What’s in a name?
[02:02] What do Fresh Prince and Usher have to do with a 14-year-old popularity?
[03:58] Selective breeding vs modern chemical exposure + lack of sleep
[13:51] After 10 pm, there’s actually not much going on
[14:33] Artificial lights shut down natural melatonin production
[22:22] Mixed Race is now the Master Race
[24:48] Training celebrities was okay, but I prefer working with entrepreneurs
[26:50] When your Grandfather tells your Mom that you are fat, it motivates you
[30:16] What makes exceptional leaders, from Gallop
[34:02] Sometimes people over research and under act, take a Myers-Briggs personality test
[37:41] Pushing yourself into discomfort to live on the edge
[40:41] The Millionaire Mindset
[42:15] Taking care of yourself makes it easier to focus
[42:56] Meditation can help your mind stay creative, could you last 10 days?
[51:10] Daniel’s journey with ayahuasca - glitches in the matrix
[55:40] Family and friends call me extreme
[56:38] Cold showers & Cryotherapy
[1:03:58] Personality tests and learning styles
[1:08:23] Rich has a jealousy problem, so follow him @becomeawarriornow
[1:09:30] People on the go can eat better by following VPFT & stay away from gluten
[1:14:28] Optimized self-awareness using the highest leverage
[1:17:19] Deliberate intellectualism - If you want to write, start with reading
[1:22:30] Being in a ‘flow state’
[1:24:28] We have been conditioned to like things like McDonald's and alcohol
[1:28:20] Dropping directly into your subconscious
[1:31:49] Contact information for Mark Dhamma
Keirsey Temperament Sorter
Rich20Something Agent Mehr Podcast
Become A Warrior Now
Bloggers who had major success 5 years ago are turning to Youtube to adapt to the wants of their communities. If you nurture your existing community by putting out high quality, human experience videos your audience will stick with you and share your content. Leverage that love to write a book or make a course which inspires them even more. Then share your success by giving a little bit, it always pays you back.
[2:42] Creating better content is more important than constantly marketing
[4:14] Visual yourself in the place you want to be
[7:38] People want to be inspired and to feel hopeful
[9:10] Community, Quality and Consistency are the areas to focus on
[10:30] Nurturing your community
[12:52] Leverage your existing market and adapt accordingly
[14:14] Make the hard transition to Youtube, because it is the place to grow
[17:08] Storytelling will draw people to your Youtube channel
[19:08] Introducing courses as a revenue source
[21:00] Start out your morning with a 20-20-20
[25:17] A book is a sacred thing and a bookstore is a temple
[27:01] Thought experiences without action
[28:28] Getting good at relationships makes real world shit easier to handle
[38:23] Feminine men and manly women
[40:12] Everyone has something to offer so take the best from all of them
[41:52] The vision for Addicted 2 Success
[43:37] Giving, it pays you back
[48:31] Contact Joel
Addicted 2 Success
Think Grow Prosper
The Bulletproof Conference
It’s easy to get depressed in college. Every day you wake up early thinking are these classes worth it? Do you really want to spend your life sitting around in an office anyway? Deciding to become an entrepreneur can be the best decision you make for your future. It doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to make it, though. Making your own paycheck requires the drive, determination, and a money mindset. Learning from a mentor is the best way to give you a leg up and procure lifelong networks. Be in it to win it!
[1:54] Surround yourself with people who think outside the box
[3:37] John collects emails, sells coaching and sells supplements through affiliate marketing
[5:20] What exactly is affiliate marketing?
[9:41] Now we know what affiliate marketing is, how do we set up shop?
[13:05] John, behind the scenes
[15:15] The influence of The 4-Hour Workweek
[17:00] Daniel was working 9-5 and tired of scooping butter balls
[19:28] Holding yourself accountable as an entrepreneur
[22:24] Scheduling your priorities for the day - How do you do it?
[25:00] My 6 figure business basically runs itself, but I am there to answer questions
[25:34] Facebook advertising
[28:33] 80% of my day is running the business and 20% on creating systems
[30:59] Tips for building your business - remove repetitive tasks
[36:54] Reselling the Mystery Method to buy Keystone Light
[42:46] I had conviction, but knew nothing about marketing
[47:55] You have to believe you deserve it
[51:00] John’s thought waaay too deep about living a tool’s life
[53:59] The money mindset
[56:33] Visualization + Work = The Good Life
[59:27] To start your own business you have to be a little crazy
[1:01:15] Sitting down with a college student to give him business advice
The 4-Hour Workweek - Tim Ferriss
The Millionaire Fastlane
The Rich 20 Something Podcast
Agent Steven is a multi-millionaire now, but it’s because he put in the hours.
He figured out early on how to make a buck selling consumer electronics and lived below his means so he had the capital for his next investment. He starts each day like he is still broke and doesn’t get out of bed until he plans his effectiveness strategy for the day. He acts with intention and purpose every day.
Listen in to the interview so you too can feel his passion, hear what it takes to succeed and learn from his extensive experience.
[1:53] Feeding off of young talent, they know where the next big thing is
[3:51] A staff of 50 and we handle marketing budgets for clients from medium to large biz
[5:15] Steven has always been an entrepreneur, starting from age 11
[7:14] His parents didn’t understand his unwillingness to go to USC
[10:16] When he graduated law school he sold his consumer electronics business
[12:20] Everyone needs to go through a period of struggle
[12:32] Focus on business and believe in yourself
[16:10] Steven will live his life on his own terms
[18:43] Steven’s typical day - The gamification of business
[23:13] After your core to do’s are finished, all that’s left is the bullshit
[25:27] You have to make your own opportunities and say yes to everything at the beginning
[28:50] Instagram has become more for the followers than a personal expression
[31:37] Keeping great documentation on your businesses makes them easier to sell
[34:33] Remove yourself from day to day operations to scale and grow your business
[36:08] The most difficult thing in life is to give up control
[38:11] Always put the business first, not the CEO
[41:10] What is Daniel’s end goal?
[42:42] The 20 something mentality - You are still grinding, hustling and putting in the hours
[46:07] Keeping good relationships has to be a conscious effort - You can not be reactive
[52:06] The pear tree, a 7-year fruit analogy for business
Jacoby & Meyers
You will not believe what I have for you this week. Nav BK, a Youtube veteran, guru and creator of the Absolute Motivation channel chats me up about making the most of my personal brand and platform, no matter which one it is.
We discuss the quality of content, the quantity of videos, how to monetize and sending the right message on your perfect Youtube channel. We also touch on using your social intuition as a marketing tool, moving on up to using a production company and how to diffuse negative comments from big, nasty trolls.
So sit back and enjoy the edutainment.
[1:28] Consulting to organically grow your youtube channel or other platform
[3:23] Absolute Motivation channel offers educational tools with visuals for the dopamine rush
[5:13] It’s more than one anchor video and takes more time than you think to get followers
[7:20] Your Youtube channel is leverage and passive income - At Christmas the revenue triples
[12:10] Cranking out the videos consistently is a good strategy - post once a day to capitalize
[20:28] CEO’s don’t send out emails at 1am, their assistants do
[22:23] Really good production services are not cheap but worth every penny
[25:13] Social intuition is knowing what your audience wants
[28:29] Building a youtube audience by being authentic to who you are, it’s more powerful than tv
[30:45] Periscope has live viewers for direct conversations with followers
[34:13] “I’m sorry, I can’t reply to everyone” and a personal background story goes a long way
[36:37] Kill them with kindness diffuses negative comments
[42:32] Anti-depression medication gives you the suicide solution you didn’t have before
[48:40] Newsfeeds and new shows are ridiculous and grotesque but it makes you click and watch
[52:01] Creating deeper more philosophical content with a personal touch
[54:22] As a content creator each view is a human being, even 100 views can make a difference
[59:36] Documentaries are the future for
[1:03:47] Copyright laws in the UK and in the U.S., so different
[1:11:18] If you’re new start with branding, make yourself unique and schedule your content
The Happiness Stories
This is Water - David Foster Wallace
School of Life
Most people recognize the path to business growth is scary. The piece many people miss is the particularly boring, long road to success you’ve been on for years. You use everything you have to make it happen before finally realizing your dream. By seeding yourself along the way and using your skills as a freelancer or entrepreneur, you can cut out the middleman and save your client some cash while building relationships. Those relationships, both business and personal, are more important than any other aspect of what you do. They can make or break you.
[1:10] Rock Star dreams led me to LA
[3:25] The risk of building my first studio
[7:05] Risk tolerance for a wa-ntrepreneur
[10:18] Recognizing a catalyst for business change
[11:25] The process of finding my new space
[13:32] Livin’ the edge of the hustle for financing
[16:17] Investing and growing the business
[19:09] The importance of relationships in business
[21:26] As a producer you shouldn’t have an ego
[24:03] Using everything you have to make it happen
[27:03] A skill based job which removes the middle man
[30:15] Boredom is part of the job
[33:24] Birth of the business
[35:12] The bamboo career example
[38:36] An entrepreneur needs structure too
[41:45] Taking time for your relationship
[44:22] Technology overload
[48:50] Passion mitigates the risk when you do what you love