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Chip Wilson is an entrepreneur, a loving husband, and a father to 5 boys. He’s the founder of Lululemon and is widely credited with creating the “athleisure” retail category, now a $400-billion-a year global business.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/157
Matt D’Avella is a YouTuber and documentary filmmaker. In this episode, we talk about how to know when to quit your day job and pursue your passion, building a die-hard community of fans, leveling up as a freelancer and much much more.
Charlie helps thought leaders with marketing for their businesses and projects. He’s worked directly with Tim Ferriss, Ramit Sethi, Seth Godin, Tucker Max and many more. Charlie shares his wisdom and helps me with key realizations in this vulnerable conversation.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/155
Tucker Max is a bestselling author who’s sold over 3 million copies of his books worldwide. He’s the founder of Scribe Media whose mission is to help everyone write and publish their book. Learn the two main reasons to write a book and the BIG question to ask yourself before starting.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/154
Ali is a doctor, YouTuber, podcaster, entrepreneur, and more. He started his YouTube channel as a side hustle while in med school at Cambridge. His channel now has over 775K loyal subscribers AND he’s started multiple businesses. Learn the tools, tactics, and productivity tips he used to get going!
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/153
Tom Bilyeu is the founder of Quest Nutrition (billion-dollar company) and Impact Theory (media company) and now is building the next Disney. Learn how to BUILD your passions (rather than dig for) and the “gap” where most people get stuck.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/152
I’m sharing my journey starting 24 businesses and getting to over $10M in net worth. I go through EVERY single business idea I’ve had and executed on over two decades. And I share my TOP lessons from each.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/151
Mark Gainey is the Co-Founder of Strava, the #1 app for runners and cyclists. Learn how they built a product for THEMSELVES (super niche at first). We talk about Mark’s “Equation of Success” and how to combat the “Noise of Opportunity” (when to say no).
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/150
I’m sharing all the marketing and numbers for my show. Learn where you should focus your marketing efforts and also where NOT to focus. We’ve tried TONS of tactics, very few things work. I’m sharing all my learnings in this episode.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/149
Tony Schwartz is the founder and CEO of The Energy Project and author of NYT Bestseller, The Power of Full Engagement (my favorite productivity book). Learn how to manage your ENERGY (instead of time) and get the most out of each day.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/148
Sahil is the founder of Gumroad, an e-commerce site for creators. He was also #2 at Pinterest (hired at age 19). Learn how his company evolved after raising funding and shifting from office to remote.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/147
Tim Kennedy is a former Green Beret, Special Forces, Sniper, top 5 UFC middleweight fighter AND entrepreneur. Learn how he applies military “After Action Reviews” to his personal and business life and maximizes his time each day.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/146
Here are my top recommendations for websites to use to GET PAID for your side hustle. Use these sites to find out WHERE your customers are and HOW you can sell them something valuable.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/145
Everyones doing live webinars right now and almost all are BORING and dull. I’ve been testing different tips and tricks and came up with my TOP 10 favorites. Use this checklist to run your next meeting and make it EPIC.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/144
Times are changing FAST. People and companies need ADAPT quickly. Here are 11 ways you can start as a freelancer, entrepreneur or small business to recession proof your offering. Businesses are changing and NOW is the opportunity to take action.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/143
The ‘Dean of Valuation’, MBA and Ph.D. Aswath Damodaran teaches finance at NYU. Learn how the markets will affect your business, market pricing vs. investing, 3 E’s of teaching, strategies and stock picks, and TONS more.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/142
I’m sharing real examples from ecommerce businesses (and ours) on how to approach marketing during coronavirus right now. I outline 12 actionable marketing tips for how to plan, budget and thrive an ecommerce business during these hard times.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/141
Everyone knows times are tough, but WHAT do we do? In this episode I talk about how to plan for a recession (business, finances, and overall uncertainty). Learn exactly what we’re doing at Sumo Group — and how you can do the same for yourself and biz.
Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/140
Phi turned her food blog into a real, profitable business. Hear the “aha” business moments that Phi used to quit her desk job and turn her blog into a full-time business — and 4x her income at the same time.
I recently came up with 7 key themes and reminders I try and use every day. This is a short podcast episode packed with actionable insights. Use these quick life, business, and happiness tips for your own life.
How do you get famous people to advertise your product? Today, I’m talking to someone who’s snagged BIG name influencers — including Floyd Mayweather and Rob Gronkowski. Hear from Josh Snow on what influencer marketing is REALLY like.
Meet the entrepreneur who was an early Amazon employee, the co-founder of Redfin… and is now inventing the next BIG thing in home security called Deep Sentinel. In this chat, we talk about working with Jeff Bezos, starting companies, and more.
Keto is the HOTTEST diet trend out there… and building a business on a hot trend can be VERY lucrative. Today, I talk to the co-founder of my favorite keto snack bar MCTco. You’ll learn about growing a hot new business trend, marketing, and more.
I do TONS of marketing experiments. It’s how we’ve grown multiple 7-figure companies. Today, I’m sharing my top 10 marketing strategies for your business in 2020. I’ll talk about hot topics like Facebook Groups, why active audience matters most, and more.
Jeff Ross aka RoastMaster General is a world-famous comedian featured in Comedy Central, Netflix, and more. I had a lengthy conversation with Jeff the night before one of his shows. We talk about how he got into comedy, generating ideas, and a TON more.
Ian Schoen has traveled the world, built multiple companies, and had a large tech exit in 2015. Today, he’s an advocate for nomadic entrepreneurship… and he’s one of my best friends. Enjoy this episode with lots of learning on friendship and business.
Ryan Holiday is a 4-time bestselling author — including having written The Obstacle is the Way (used by NFL teams like the New England Patriots). Plus, he's built multiple successful businesses. Learn how Ryan does it all...
Make 2020 your best year ever. In this episode, I'm sharing how I set goals that are exciting and achievable (aka how to stop missing your new year's resolution). I'll also be sharing my accountability structure, monthly reports, and a ton more.
How do you plan this year to be the BEST? Today, I’m re-sharing our goal planning strategy episode from last year. It was one of our most popular episodes — and the strategies still work. Use them to make effective business & personal goals.
Yaro Starak, the OG internet marketer, was one of the first people to make money online. Learn how he created his first 7-figure online course, what he’s noticed about marketing over time, and tons more business learnings.
Is my advice any good? Today, I invited back Matt from Ras Kitchen to hear updates on his business. Learn what he’s done since we last talked. What’s worked, where he’s still struggling, and what’s next. Plus, more ideas on how to keep growing his biz.
My friend Harry has grown a MASSIVE blog called The Rideshare Guy because of PR. He even used PR to convince me to make him a guest on my podcast. If you want to grow your brand with the best PR strategies, today we’re talking to an expert.
Today, I’m talking to one of the world’s experts on building habits. Kyle Richey is the CEO of Strides — an app on building better habits that I’ve personally used. Kyle and I share how anyone can build better habits in life, business, and more.
A million-dollar consultant held a live seminar recently… and I was there. There were a TON of learnings on growing a business, and we’ll share them on today’s podcast. Learn from Alan Weiss (again!) on how to make more money by simplifying, plus more.
Today, I’m sharing seven businesses that I think would be good ideas for someone to start. Will you be the one who starts them? Plus, I’m sharing some general business advice on how to decide which company YOU should start.
Noah Fram-Schwartz is the co-founder of Glimpse — a company that showcases products and businesses BEFORE they become trendy. If you want to know what’s gonna be big in 2020 (and beyond), and how to future-proof your biz, you’ll love this episode.
We have a BRAND NEW product at Sumo Group… and I’m taking you behind-the-scenes. Hear our lessons our building a new product — the good, the bad, the ugly. What we learned, and what we’d do differently next time.
Bill Courtney is the inspirational coach behind Undefeated … which won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Today, I’m talking to Bill about how he structures his business to keep winning, dealing with the 2008 financial crisis, and more.
Andrew Mason is the founder and former CEO of Groupon… who had a VERY public firing. Today, I’m talking to Andrew about what he learned getting fired from the company he helped create, how he dusted himself off to start a new business, and more.
Today, we’re doing a case study with Sam Zuo from passiveairbnb.com. Learn how Sam is going to increase his online course sales. We’ll talk about increasing signups, how to define goals you can achieve for your business — and lots more.
Today, I’m sharing 12 travel tips for 2019. Google Fi, free walking tours, and tons more… these are REAL travel tips that I’ve tested. Use these tips to make your next business or personal trip more productive and fun.
One of the BIGGEST mistakes an entrepreneur can make is not prioritizing properly. Today, we’re doing another business case study. Learn how I help Dan from The Tropical MBA better focus his business for success. Use these for your business, too.
From YouTube videos to profitability — and making EVERY mistake in the book. Today, I’m talking to Matthew of Ras Kitchen. In this episode, hear how Matthew monetized his content on YouTube… and how you can monetize your content, too.
How do you turn a small restaurant into an empire? Randy Murphy is the brains behind Mama Fu’s. On today’s episode, you’ll learn the surprising insights how Randy used technology to scale FAST… and what this means to grow your own business empire.
How do you build a winning organization? As three-time Super Bowl champion, Michael Lombardi knows winning culture. In today’s podcast, hear how Michael helped build an elite culture for the best NFL teams… and how you can do the same in your business.
What happens when businesses take my advice? Today, I’m checking back on three companies from earlier episodes — Museum Hack (ep 101), Taylor Schulte (ep 102), and ONE80 (ep 106). Hear what’s changed, and how their businesses are doing now.
What goes on inside the mind of one of the world’s BEST authors? Robert Kurson wrote “Shadow Divers” and “Rocket Men” — two of my favorite recent books. Today, I talk with Robert about how to tell compelling stories... plus lots more.
It was all going well for Ammon from ecommerce store ONE80… until his business got ripped off. In today’s podcast, I talk to Ammon about how to deal with getting ripped off on Amazon (and fix it), strategies to 2x his ecommerce sales, and more.
Recently, I met Jon — the founder of one of my FAVORITE new hobbies. Jon created The Escape Room, one of the weirdest business ideas ever. If you’ve ever wondered how to create and grow a business to multiple locations, you’ll like this episode.
We’re halfway through 2019, and it’s time to revisit your goals. Here’s how I look at mid-year reviews in my business and personal life. I’ll show you how I check on my goals, revise goals, remove goals… and even plan for 2020.
Phil Rosenthal went from getting fired in his low-level job… to making TWO hit TV shows. Phil is the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, and the Netflix show Somebody Feed Phil. Learn how he became successful, built a Netflix show from scratch, plus more.
Taylor Schulte has a full-time job... but he recently started a passion project he REALLY enjoys. Today, I talk to Taylor about how to grow his side hustle — and turn it into his main hustle. If you want start a biz, this is the episode for you.
I’m helping podcast listeners like you solve your biggest business challenges. In today’s episode, I talk to Michael Alexis from Museum Hack. Hear how Museum Hack is struggling, my ideas to help them fix it… and use these learnings in your own business.
Timothy Hollingsworth used to run the world’s best restaurant. Now he’s the winner of Netflix’s show The Final Table — and a REALLY interesting entrepreneur. If you want to hear a different type of entrepreneur story, you’ll love this episode.
Want to get more productive? In this episode, I’m sharing 9 of my FAVORITE productivity hacks. These hacks will help you speed up how you use a computer, enjoy life more, and be more productive in work and in your relationships.
Today, I’m sharing my 7 favorite new snacks and food products. The list includes my favorite new chocolate bar, nut butter workout fuel, bone broth, and lots more. Plus, I got discount codes for you to try the food at a big savings. Check it out.
When Harpreet Singh — CEO of Oura Ring — joined my podcast, I thought it’d be a typical business interview. But then we started talking about REAL s#&%. Hear how Harpreet handled his dad’s stroke, why he quit a stable job at a hedge fund, and more.
If no one notices you quitting, does it matter? I faced a situation recently where I could have quit, and no one would have known. Here’s the story of what I decided to do, and what self-commitment means when no one is watching.
Neville Medhora — six-figure copywriter and frequent guest on my podcast — hijacked my episode. It’s a mystery episode where Neville shares his best life tips. Or, he might just spend the episode saying his URL over and over again. Let’s find out...
Are your finances set up correctly? Even for successful entrepreneurs, the answer is often no. Today, I talk to New York Times bestselling finance author Ramit Sethi. Learn how to make more money, optimize your finances, and what a rich life REALLY means.
Today, I’m sharing how to use a fun Friday dinner to build friendships and business relationships. The dinner is called Shabbat, and I’m going to show you step-by-step how to set it up for maximum business growth, personal growth, and fun. Try it this week!
How do you keep your team on the same page? Lots of entrepreneurs and business leaders run ineffective meetings. Whether you’re in-person or remote, big or small, there are strategies to make your weekly meetings and agendas BETTER. Here’s how we do it.
Alex Lieberman thought his career would be in finance. But he had an idea for a daily newsletter, and started building it. Today, his idea is Morning Brew — the 8-figure newsletter with 1 million subscribers. Hear Alex’s story.
It felt like I lost everything when I was fired by Facebook. It was the beginning of a year of resentment and depression. If you’re struggling, that’s okay. Today, I want to share with you how to find courage, gain clarity, and fix your life.
What are the BEST best business books that I've read this year? What are my favorite personal books? Every year, I read dozens and dozens of books. Today, I'm sharing my favorite books from 2019. If you need books to read, check this episode out.
When I was dating someone in college, I went to her dad’s house… and it was a MANSION. Holy #@*&! When I asked how he got rich, he gave me a book by Alan Weiss about consulting and business. Today, I talk to Alan about his thoughts on business and life.
Back in school we had teachers and coaches. But once we graduate school... we stop using coaches! That's a big mistake. In today's episode, I'm talking about WHY you should use coaches, the types of coaches you can hire, and all the coaches I use.
What REALLY happens behind-the-scenes of a 7-figure business? It’s not as glamorous as some of these lame internet “entrepreneurs” pretend. In December, I decided to come back and run Sumo full-time. Today, I’m sharing our struggles and what’s next.
Failing wantrepreneur to successful business — the story of Tom Stanford. Before Tom started Saint Belford last year, he started a few businesses that failed (including an EDM beats website that had zero sales). Hear how he finally found success.
In 2014, AppSumo was making $4 million… but I felt unfulfilled. It wasn’t enough. I was always refreshing the money. I had forgotten WHY I started the company. It took me buying one of our products to have the WTF moment. This is the story about our 2014.
Life can be frustrating. How do you react when something bad happens? I took a trip to Palm Springs… and the trifecta of bad things happened. This podcast episode is about lessons learned when things go wrong — and how to handle bad things.
How do the BEST sports teams consistently win? Even if you hate them, teams like the Patriots, Spurs, and UCLA can teach us a LOT about consistency in business — and being a successful entrepreneur. Here’s how...
Is renting wasting money? Should you buy? There are a lot of theories out there… but not a lot of REAL evidence or data. Today, I’m sharing numbers behind selling my home and what the results say about renting vs. buying.
It might sound weird, but the ocean is a GREAT way to learn about how to be more successful in business. I explain in today’s podcast what the ocean, and waves, can teach you about business and leadership.
I was deleted from the Internet… WTF. A Wikipedia admin decided I wasn’t important anymore, and deleted my Wikipedia page. I was mad at first… and then I had a few revelations. I’m sharing 4 takeaways I learned after I was erased from the Internet.
Passive income is possible… if you know how. Today, I’m talking to Paula Pant about how she become a millionaire from real estate investing. The strategies she used weren’t rocket science — and you can use them, too.
How do you make your business better? Today, I’m sharing six key things we’re doing to make our business Sumo great this year. If your business is struggling, or your business is going well but you want to make it BETTER, you’ll love these tips.
Go faster! In your business and life, there are things slowing you down… and you probably don’t notice. Your computer, your typing speed, your processes. Today, I’m sharing how to speed up your life so you can DOMINATE.
What’s it like to be rich? David Hauser shares his story about selling a company for $200 million. We go behind-the-scenes on the biggest things people DON’T know about being rich, if being rich is as great as people think, and how you can be rich, too.
What are you accepting as normal in your business and life? Many of us accept things the way they are… even if they’re not good. Today’s story is what a broken door taught me about acceptance as a disease — and challenging the norm to be great.
Forget shortcuts or a “golden bullet”... if you want to be great in business and life, you have to put in the effort. In today’s episode, I share a funny story about what fantasy football taught me about being great in your business and life.
How do you market your business? A few years ago, we created an online course that made $1 million. We used 22 specific marketing strategies to reach the million dollars. Today, I'm sharing these exact strategies with YOU to use in your own business.
WTF does snowshoeing have to do with leadership? Recently I was surprised that my experiencing snowshoeing with my family taught me 5 valuable leadership lessons. Today, I’m sharing them with you — so you’re a better leader in your job or business.
I recently took an Uber, and had a conversation that inspired me to think about business and leadership. In today’s short new type of short episode, I share 3 things you can do for yourself to be happier and more successful at work.
Are you happy? Today, I talk with six-figure online entrepreneur Neville Medhora about happiness and business. Many entrepreneurs aren’t as happy as they can be. Learn Neville’s strategies on how to be happier while running a successful business.
How do you plan this year to be the BEST? Today, I’m sharing the goal planning strategies you can use for your personal life and business. Learn the exact structure I use to set my goals this year… and copy the strategy yourself.
Tynan is the world's most interesting person. From trying to buy a penguin to traveling millions of miles, Tynan has experienced more than anyone. In this episode, we talk about Tynan's favorite things, best experiences, and how to follow your own path.
What’s it like to be a modern-day shaman? Zach Poitra was the shaman at my Ayahuasca retreat. But he’s not like a shaman you might imagine — he’s a former stockbroker from NYC. In part 2 of our talk, hear about the economics of being a shaman and more.
How do you break a two-year funk? Over the past couple years, my friend Billy hasn’t been fully happy. But six months ago, his life TOTALLY flipped around — thanks to an Ayahuasca retreat. Here’s our convo on how the retreat changed his life.
Could you imagine quitting a high-paying job in finance to become a meditation shaman? That’s exactly what happened to someone I met recently. Today, in part two of my Ayahuasca story, I talk to the shaman who led my Ayahuasca retreat.
I haven't been as happy with my life recently as I wanted. I was unhappy with a few big areas of my life — so I decided to do an Ayahuasca experience. Here's what happened... and why it was the worst night of my life.
Over the past five years, James grew his blog from 0 to 1 million readers. In today’s episode, James and I talk about how he grew a business about habits, our thoughts on current marketing trends — like bots — and how James makes money from his blog.
Yeti Cycles is the BEST mountain bike brand in the world. Chris Conroy, and his business partner Steve, bought the company when it was struggling. Today, they’ve turned it into an award-winning brand. Hear from Chris on how they did it.
Recently, I took an international retreat to think about what I’ve been doing. Am I happy? Am I wasting time? What else should I be doing in my life? Here are the 7 life thoughts I had during my retreat — that you can use too.
As a caucasian, Tyson Cole doesn’t fit the stereotype of sushi chef. But Tyson has been voted one of the BEST chefs in the U.S. From dishwasher to award-winning chef, hear about Tyson’s experiences owning 7 restaurants, being on Iron Chef, and more.