“Peer pressure is hard, but what’s harder…is knowing you had the potential to do great things, and you were afraid of what people think.” Anna Wickham

Today listeners we are privileged to have Anna Wickham on our show. Anna is a blogger, coach, and entrepreneur that helps entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs leverage online marketing to grow their business.

Recently, Anna wrote an article that inspired me to reach out to her. The article was titled, ‘What I Learned When I Stopped Drinking Alcohol - 1 Year Later’. It was Anna’s journey of finding a point in her life where enough was enough with drinking and partying. She went one-year without a drop of alcohol and dives into how it was one of the most empowering and impactful years of her life. I wanted to bring her on the show for a couple reasons. First, to show entrepreneurs, and non-entrepreneurs that feel the pressure to drink, there are alternative options. And second, because I had a similar experience myself and thought it would be great to have a dialogue about this topic with a fellow entrepreneur.

At the beginning of the show, we talk business and then switch to the topic of alcohol towards the end. I think any listener will get a lot of value from this podcast whether they are thinking about quitting drinking or not. The lessons Anna learned from this goal are lessons we can apply to everyday business!

“There is a lot of people having this experience, wondering what to do about it.” Anna Wickham

7:21: What Are Some Things Working Today for YouTube

13:57: Anna on Facebook Live

16:19: Balancing Multiple Social Media Accounts

20:18: Anna’s Year without Alcohol

29:30: Anna’s Biggest Lesson Being Alcohol-Free

34:46: Using Work to Check Out of Life

“I really wanted to change the conversation around alcohol.” Anna Wickham

Anna’s Blog Post

‘What I Learned When I Stopped Drinking Alcohol - One Year Later’

Honorable Mentions:

Huffington Post

Marcelle Bottini Ep. 147 ~ A Female Entrepreneur Creating a Business Where Everything Thing is Against You

Charm House

Influence and Brown Bag

Anna's Influence School

Headspace

Self-Compassion Meditations by Kristen Neff

Gabby Bernstein

Contact Info:

Website:

https://www.annawickham.com/

Anna’s Influence School

http://influence-school.com/

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/annawickhampage

Snapchat:

https://www.snapchat.com/add/aewickham

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/aewickham/

http://theentrepreneurhouse.com/ep-153/

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Ep. 151 ~ Founder of the Largest Digital Nomad Movement ~ Marcus Meurer

January 30, 2017

“For 2 1/2 years now, I don’t need an alarm and every day starts waking up with the sunrise no matter what country I am in.” Marcus Meurer

Today listeners we are welcoming Marcus Meurer to the show. Marcus runs the Life Hackz Podcast, but not only does that, he and his girlfriend/business partner (Feli) run the DNX Movement, DNX Global, and DNX Camp. Between all of these businesses, Marcus and Feli are putting together conferences, retreats, and experiences for digital nomads and those that want to become digital nomads.

Marcus and I go back a couple years when we met in Barcelona. Both being location independent entrepreneurs with businesses that bring entrepreneurs together, we hit it off. Marcus took his game to a whole new level, beyond what any digital nomad movement has before. I am personally amazed at everything he has done and continues to do.

While recording this podcast there is something that struck me about Marcus. The word is 'genuine'. Because I know Marcus personally I can say that this word fits him very well. I can tell you also, that this has a lot to do with the success that he has created. The way he communicates is genuine and you will notice that on the podcast. He is speaking to teach and help. I think this is an incredibly important trait when creating and building your tribe. You will eventually arrive at a point where your mission becomes to teach those in your tribe so they can empower themselves and continue to grow the tribe, or create their own tribe. It is powerful and necessary to create strength and unity amongst a group.

“The Golden Rule is not to go into Social Media before starting your Most Important Tasks for the day.” Marcus Meurer

Marcus’ Morning Routine

1. Wake with the sun

2. Make the bed

3. Coconut oil in your mouth for 20 min to remove toxins

4. 7 Min App Stretching Routine

5. Guided Meditation

6. 5 Minute Gratitude Journal

7. Vegan Diet Breakfast

8. Most Important Tasks/Eat the Frog for Work

-No Social Media or Email

9. Use the Pomodoro Technique

46:10 ~ Marcus on Going Vegan, Staying in Shape and Traveling the World

“More people (employees) won't let you grow quicker, or faster or easier….you have to be more reliable.” Marcus Meurer

Honorable Mentions:

Travelicia ~ Marcus and Feli’s Travel Blog

https://www.travelicia.de/

Betahaus:

https://www.betahaus.com/berlin/

Mark Manson

https://markmanson.net/

Derek Sivers

https://sivers.org/

Natalie Sisson

https://suitcaseentrepreneur.com/

Pieter Levels

https://levels.io/

Pat Flynn

https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/

Coconut Oil Detoxification

http://www.naturallivingideas.com/10-reasons-why-you-should-swish-coconut-oil-in-your-mouth-every-morning/

Headspace

https://www.headspace.com/

Calm

https://www.calm.com/

Five-Minute Journal

https://www.amazon.com/Five-Minute-Journal-Happier-Minutes/dp/0991846206/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1485803705&sr=1-1&keywords=five+minute+journal

Eat the Frog

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/eat-the-frogs-first-a-guide-to-prioritizing.html

Pomodoro Technique

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique

Tomato Timer

https://tomato-timer.com/

Wunderlist

https://www.wunderlist.com/

Miracle Morning

http://www.miraclemorning.com/

Jodi Ettenberg

http://www.legalnomads.com/

Tal Gur

http://talgur.me/

Contact Info:

http://www.marcusmeurer.com/

LifeHackz Podcast

http://www.lifehackz.co/welcome/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meurermarcus

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marcusmeurer95/

Snapchat: snapchat.com/add/marcusmeurer

Medium: medium.com/@marcusmeurer

DNX Movement

DNX Global in Lisbon

Sept 9-11, 2017

http://www.dnxglobal.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/dnxglobal/

dnxcamp.com

Ep. 150 ~ Niche Website and Affiliate Marketing in 2017 ~ Dominic Wells

January 29, 2017

“It took me 18-months to hit $1,000 a month. Once we hit $1,000 then the next month we hit $2,000….and it really started to snowball. Dominic Wells

Today listeners, we have the founder of Human Proof Designs on our show. Human Proof Designs is a service based business that helps clients build online businesses through affiliate marketing and they create ready-made niche sites that are worth buying. Human Proof Designs has built over 600 affiliate websites, written 8400 articles and researched over 27000 keywords. Dominic is a specialist in web design, article outsourcing, oDesk, SEO, build and running a team and scaling a serviced based business.

Today, we are going to talk with Dominic about affiliate and niche marketing in 2017. We will also dive into team building/managing, and the growth of his Human Proof Designs and how to scale a service-based business.

“Most of my hires come from my audience.” Dominic Wells

Lesson for Team Building -Hire someone that doesn’t have the same skill set as you

Honorable Mentions:

Flippa https://flippa.com/

Empire Flippers https://empireflippers.com/

Dynamite Circle http://www.tropicalmba.com/dc/

Superfast Business Membership http://www.superfastbusiness.com/

Human Proof Designs Membership https://www.humanproofdesigns.com/subscribe/

Jungle Scout Blog Post https://www.humanproofdesigns.com/junglescout-review-why-its-a-must-have-for-amazon-affiliate-research/

Contact Info:

https://www.humanproofdesigns.com/ https://www.humanproofdesigns.com/contact/

Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1165987043433051/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Human_Proof

Ep. 149 ~ The Content Marketing Equation ~ Anthony Fasano

January 27, 2017

“The way to do content marketing…is having high-value content and being consistent.” Anthony Fasano

Today listeners we have a content marketing specialist Anthony Fasano on the show. Anthony is the founder of EngineeredContent.com. Anthony has built several successful content brands and in the past five years, they have developed some very successful niche content websites. Including in his brands are fours niche podcasts that have been downloaded almost 2 million times.

Engineered Content focuses on two special things…One, creating customized content and content plans, and Two, helping entrepreneurs reach the right markets with powerful and valuable content.

Anthony is also the author of ‘The Content Marketing Equation’ which officially launches January 30th.

Today we are going to dive into what it takes to build a successful brand. This is a topic that I am excited about because I know a lot of smart and successful entrepreneurs that have yet to take on the challenge of building a solid brand.

Spend time on what works best for you, and the more tedious parts of content marketing, try to get help as early on as possible.” Anthony Fasano

Brands that Anthony has Built

The Engineering Career Coach

The Civil Engineering Podcast

The Italian American Podcast

The Stem Cell Podcast

Purpee the Purple Dragon

Great Tips from Anthony

5:43: Content Marketing Tricks

6:43: Things that entrepreneurs miss with content marketing

9:37: Steps from ‘The Content Marketing Equation’

10:48: Bringing the Family into your Entrepreneurial Ventures

15:03: Tips on Podcasting

18:29: The Future of Podcasting

Anthony’s book ‘The Content Marketing Equation’ will launch on January 30th.

Honorable Mentions:

The Civil Engineering Podcast

The Italian-American Podcast

Anthony’s 1st Book

Engineer Your Own Success

Anthony’s 2nd Book

“The Content Marketing Equation” Anthony Fasano

Anthony's Brands: http://engineeredcontent.com/content

Contact Info:

EngineeredContent.com

Book: http://engineeredcontent.com/book

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyjfasano

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnthonyJFasano

Ep. 148 ~ $750k Revenue, Email Mkting, A Biz Disaster, Mexico ~ Behind the Scenes w/ Freddy Lansky

January 27, 2017

“I’m going to give you an honest answer…because I don’t recommend you do this with your business. We got addicted to the sales.” Freddy Lansky

Today listeners we are welcoming and Alumni of The Entrepreneur House and co-founder of iChess to the show Freddy Lansky. Today Freddy and I talk about a variety of subjects from YouTube to living in Mexico City. But the highlights for me on this show were two things. First, Freddy’s business created $750k in revenue in 2016, doubling from 2015 and he talks about his email marketing strategy that has created the majority of this. The second was how his business was a disaster behind the scenes while Freddy, his partner, and their team were hustling away to make sure not so long ago they could keep this business afloat. Today they are doing much better but Freddy talks about a low point in their business where they were questioning everything they were doing and if it was wise to continue forward with iChess.

“If you stop running the sales, our revenue will go from $70, $80k a month to $20k.” Freddy Lansky

What was really refreshing in this podcast is that Freddy was an open book and open to share his highs and lows and the reality of being an entrepreneur. Freddy shared his numbers and what was happening behind the scenes with his business and I am really glad we got him on the show.

If you take the time to listen to the podcast, I think any entrepreneur would really appreciate this episode and the take-a-ways we can learn from Freddy.

And with that, let me welcome Freddy Lansky to the show!

“In December 2016 we had a major milestone crossed, we hit 6-figures in monthly revenue for the first time ever and did nearly $50k profit for the month! We finished this year with 63% revenue growth and a mind-boggling 335% profit growth over 2015!” Freddy Lansky

3:00: Living in Mexico City and the Reality of Living in Mexico as a Foreigner Today

15:52: Business Disaster and Building Through It

18:22, 27:20: Using Email Marketing to Double iChess's Revenue

36:05: YouTube Today

1:06:10 Outtakes

Honorable Mentions:

Kunaki - Prints on demand for physical products

http://kunaki.com/

Deadline Funnel

https://deadlinefunnel.com/

DC - dynamitecircle.com

http://www.tropicalmba.com/dc/

Minaal Backpack

https://www.minaal.com/

Contact Info:

freddy@ichess.net

https://www.ichess.net/

https://www.ichess.es/

https://www.youtube.com/user/OnlineChessLessons

Twitter: @onlinechessless

Ep. 147 ~ Creating a Business in an Environment Where Everything is Against You ~ Marcelle Bottini

January 26, 2017

“In Brazil, we have a saying, ‘You have to kill a lion every day!’ This is a country that everything is against you, every little thing is against you.” Marcelle Bottini

Today listeners we are joined by a Brazilian entrepreneur that I am very excited to have on the show. Marcelle Bottini is the founder of FalaBrasil a Brazilian cultural and language school. Marcelle started off bootstrapping her business as a teacher and has built FalaBrasil into a full brick and mortar and online school. She has nine people on her team and created a place for foreigners to come to Rio de Janeiro, get high-quality Portuguese classes and become immersed in the culture.

Here is what is very impressive about Marcelle. Brazil isn’t a place where the entrepreneurial mentality is common and on top of that, the political infrastructure in Brazil makes it even more difficult to have a business. Marcelle created a successful business doing what she loves in a place that is very difficult to do it. After spending five months in Brazil and learning about the country.

If you asked me which countries in the world would be easiest to create a business, Brazil would be one of the last on the list. Not only that, when I met her, she informed me that she uses mediation to make all her business decisions. This school that has had hundreds of students, and hired many employees over the years was all created first while Marcelle was meditating! I imagine this has the most impact on creating a successful business in an environment that does not cater to entrepreneurs.

3:00 Where Marcelle gets the idea to start a business as a Portuguese teacher

15:37 How Marcelle used meditation to build her business

Honorable Mentions:

NLP - Neuro-linguistic Programming

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuro-linguistic_programming

Carioca

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carioca

Social Starters

http://www.socialstarters.org/

United Nations

http://www.un.org/en/index.html

Contact Info:

http://www.falabrasilschool.com/

Ep. 146 ~ Balancing Emotions in Business ~ John Castagnini

January 25, 2017

“Everyone of us owe it to ourselves to hone the skill in so that we can perform in the zone on a continuous basis!” John Castagnini

Today podcast listeners we have the founder of ThankGodI, John Castagnini on the show. ThankGodI is a movement that John started to help people understand the value of appreciation in all circumstances. When you visit ThankGodI.com you will see quotes from people that say things like “Thank God I have Cancer.”, “Thank God I was abused.”, “Thank God I was raped., and “Thank God I was a heroin addict.” Quotes like these can be very shocking to people and one might say to themselves, “How can someone thank God they were raped?” John wants all people to become aware of the empowerment of being appreciative of all events that happen in our lives and he has many stories from people who can be a testament to this.

“Is it failing or is it changing?” John Castagnini

I first ran into John when he was speaking at a conference in northern California. His speech was incredible and very inspirational. Needless to say, he had the crowd on the edge of their seats and is why I wanted to get him on the show. I believe the inspiration that he wants to give to the world has created a movement to truly help others while building a business at the same time. He is a perfect example of how this is possible. and without further adieu here is today's show with John Castagnini.

When we tap into our uniqueness, our purpose, our vision…we activate the prefrontal cortex…so we literally access our creativity and genius that way. Now taking that genius and channeling it into a business is its own art.” John Castagnini

Honorable Mentions:

John Castagnini

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Castagnini

Dr. Wayne Dyer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Dyer

Discover the Gift -Film John did with the Dalaii Lama

http://discoverthegift.com/

Thank God I am Blind Story

https://www.thankgodi.com/stories/item/159-thank-god-im-blind

Human Echolocation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_echolocation

Thank God I Have Cancer Story

https://www.thankgodi.com/stories/item/159-thank-god-im-blind

Teleology

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teleology

Contact Info:

john.castagnini@thankgodi.com

http://thankgodi.com

Ep. 145 ~ Building an Online Business from Hostels Around the World ~ Leon Hoffmann

January 24, 2017

On Bootstrapping a Business in Hostels from Asia…."There was no other choice than having the cheapest accommodation, eating the cheapest food and working your ass off!” Leon Hoffmann

Today listeners we are welcoming Leon Hoffmann to the show. Leon hails from Berlin, Germany, has been an entrepreneur for eight years and founded a crowdsourcing-based agency called click-your-ads.com. Click Your Ads is a service agency finding experts in different fields and outsourcing them.

Ironically, Leon and I met at a co-living workspace in the south of Morocco in a small town called Taghazout. We got the chance to spend some time talking business, life, and philosophy together. He had some great experience as a location independent entrepreneur and building his business and team up to what it is today and I thought he would be a great guest.

“For four months I was living in a yoga village on a small island. This was one of the most productive times of my life.” Leon Hoffmann

Honorable Mentions:

Co-Living Space in Morocco

http://sun-desk.com/

http://digitalnomad-jobfinder.com/

Contact Info:

Website:

http://www.click-your-ads.com/

http://digitalnomad-jobfinder.com/

leon.hoffmann@icloud.com

Twitter: @‏tweetsfromleon

Ep. 144 ~ Fostering Serendipity at FiresideConf ~ Daniel Levine

January 23, 2017

“We try to curate an environment that fosters serendipity.” Daniel Levine

Today listeners we have one of the co-founders of Fireside Conference, Daniel Levine on the show! FiresideConf happens just outside of Toronto, Canada. Once a year, some of the brightest minds in business and tech disconnect from our digital world, travel to Camp Walden near Toronto to spend a long weekend networking and learning from one another in a fun filled outdoor adventure. They host speaker sessions while sitting around the campfire discussing business ideas. The entire camp is open to waterski, canoe, kayak, sail, participate in sports and a rope course. What is really cool about FiresideConf is that you truly are disconnected. Meaning that there is absolutely no cell phone reception at the camp. It is an invite-only, all-inclusive technology, business and investor summer camp!

I am really excited to welcome Daniel to the show because he is the first person that we have had on the show that creates events similar to The Entrepreneur House. I started researching FiresideConf and Daniel, and became more and more excited about learning more about both him and FiresideConf…..and with that, let’s welcome Daniel Levine to the show!

“We take a really strong and deep care for the people that join us. Daniel Levine

“The more you turn off, the more you turn on.” Noah Kagan

FiresideConf:

Join The Entrepreneur House Cabin @ FiresideConf Sept. 8-10, 2017 http://2017.firesideconf.com/entrepreneurhouse/

Honorable Mentions:

Noah Kagan http://www.appsumo.com/datadeck/

Camp Walden http://www.campwalden.ca/

Contact Info:

Website: http://2017.firesideconf.com/entrepreneurhouse/ daniel@firesideconf.com

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/firesideconf

Ep. 143 ~ The Hand’s Off CEO ~ Mandi Ellefson

January 22, 2017

“If you’ve trained your clients that you will be there to answer emails first thing in your day, you need to untrain them.” Mandi Ellefson

Today podcast listeners we have the founder of The Hand’s Off CEO, Mandi Ellefson on the show. Mandi helps successful service business owners transform themselves into what she calls a “Hands-Off CEO.” A Hands-Off CEO has access to the systems and strategies required to build six and seven-figure companies that generate cash flow without ongoing direct involvement.

Mandi helps business owners to become “Hands-Off” CEOs and work less as they slowly exit the day-to-day in their businesses. Even as the business creates an increasing amount of value in the marketplace. Her proven “Hands-Off” frameworks enable CEOs to hire dependable staff who deliver consistent quality and install the missing operational systems to increase profits and transition the business into a more “passive” asset.

Mandi’s Resources:

Hand’s Off CEO’s Five Must Do’s to Add More Time to Your Life

handsoffceo.com/template

Mandi’s Power Hour - Find 20-40 More Hours per Month To Grow Your Business

“Take the first hour of your day and focus. Most people can get twice as much done during this time to focus on growing your company.” Mandi Ellefson

1.Focus on the big picture of your business the first hour of your day.

2. Use a note card and write down 3 things to do the next day. Not on a planner or use email/social media.

handsoffceo.com/powerhour

“You want to set up your business in a way it is not dependent on any one person.” Mandi Ellefson

Honorable Mentions:

Focus At Will

http://focusatwill.com/

Operation Underground Railroad

http://ourrescue.org/

Contact Info:

mandi@handsoffceo.com

http://handsoffceo.com/home/

http://handsoffceo.com/about/

Ep. 142 ~ Preserving History and Making it a Business ~ Maurice Romero

January 20, 2017

“This purse was created out of gold, solid gold to sneak gold out of Germany during the World War II Holocaust.” Maurice Romero

Today listeners we have a specialist in the collection and valuables business. Maurice Romero is the founder of Empire Coin & Valuables. Their objective is taking care of the customers that have saved their valuables for years and making sure they get a fair deal. Maurice has a passion for being a steward of history. Making sure these family heirlooms that have been saved for years get passed on with integrity and not just thrown away or destroyed for a quick buck.

His company travels the country buying, selling and trading gold, silver platinum coins and jewelry, Native American wares and many other type of collectibles. Empire Coins has a brick and mortar store front in Sun City, AZ

“There’s always this foundational principle of helping enough other people get what they want, and you’ll get what you want.” Maurice Romero

21:17 The value of gold and silver and where it’s headed in the next decade

44:45 Outtakes - Chit chat about business, personal development seminars, The Focus 55, and the power of conversations

“The root of this transformational work is being outwardly focused, being interested in people.” Maurice Romero

Honorable Mentions:

‘The Big Short’

Landmark Education

The Landmark Forum

PSI Seminars

Books:

‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ Robert Kiyosaki

‘Think and Grow Rich’ Napoleon Hill

Contact Info:

Empire Coin and Valuables

http://empirecoin.us

maurice@empirecoin.us

Ep. 141 ~ Entrepreneurs Surviving “The Big Short” ~ Manny Romero

January 20, 2017

“There were people who were working at Foot Locker and the next day they were Loan Officers.” Manny Romero

Today podcast listeners, we have the founder of Fix and Flip Hub Manny Romero on the show! Manny has been in the Real Estate game since 2004 and experienced an incredible amount of success from 2004-2007. He and I first met when we were both selling real estate investing education in Phoenix, AZ back in 2007. He was a mentor of mine and became a good friend during this time. If you remember, Phoenix was one of the cities that had a massive recession in the 2008/2009 housing crisis/global recession. Both him and I lived through this and it gave us both a massive blow to our businesses. I was knocked completely off my feet and went broke….Manny was a bit more experienced and managed pretty well, but also suffered a huge blow to his business, income, and lifestyle. At this time Manny partnered up with his current partner Marty Boardman and started to build a new fix and flip business which is now called Fix and Flip Hub. Now they have a thriving successful real estate business that operates in both Arizona and Wisconsin. Manny personally has raised over $2 million dollars in private capital to fund his real estate ventures.

Manny and Marty have a passion for mentoring and teaching others about investing in real estate. Fix and Flip Hub feature videos from the homes they repair on their social media channels to teach and promote. They also offer seminars and an online training to teach others how to fix and flip.

(Before the 2008 Global Recession)…”you could buy a home and literally make the most minor improvements, and then sit on it 2-3 months and profit $20,000, $30,000, $40,000 per deal.” Manny Romero

“In order to create wealth, you have to go through this process. That process is very difficult. You have to go through the trials and tribulations.” Manny Romero

Honorable Mentions:

‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ Robert Kyiosaki Fix and Flip Hub ‘The Big Short’ Movie Nouveau Riche Real Estate Education

Contact Info:

Fix and Flip Hub http://www.fixandfliphub.com/ https://www.facebook.com/fixandfliphub/

Ep. 140 ~ Scaling a Business with Rapid Growth ~ Jungle Scout w/ Greg Mercer

January 18, 2017

“When you're small and lean (in business), do things that can have a BIG impact” Greg Mercer

Today podcast listeners we have the founder of Jungle Scout with us Greg Mercer. A few years ago Greg was plugging away working 35 hours a week on his own FBA store while working 5 hours a week at his engineering job. He realized how capital intensive Amazon FBA was and thought there had to be a better model he could create. While doing this Greg identified his pain point, realizing it was very hard to figure out the demand for products on Amazon. Thus became Jungle Scout. Jungle Scout is currently used by over 52,000 Amazon sellers, it is a total product research solutions that help you come up with product ideas by filtering through Amazon's catalog and finding the items that meet your criteria. Basically, it provides all the information an Amazon seller needs to pick the perfect products. Research made easy.

Today we will get into how Greg built a business of this size as rapidly as he has. Jungle Scout is now just over two years old. We will talk about what he had to do to find a successful niche like this and how he scaled this rapid growth.

“Create a business that makes other people a lot of money.” Paul Levine

13:30 The Ethical Bribe 15:10 Why did Jungle Scout succeed where 99% of Software companies fail? 17:55 Law of Reciprocity 22:43 Questions to ask yourself about pricing

“Value add, value add, value add, sell!” Dave Aarons An Epiphany On Pricing 4 questions to ask customers about pricing: (from Price Intelligently.com) 1. At what price would this be too low - you wouldn't trust it? 2. At what price would you find is a great deal? 3. At what price would you find this expensive, but worth considering? 4. At what price would this be definitely too much?

Honorable Mentions: Michael Smith author of Intuitive Leadership Mastery https://www.amazon.com/Intuitive-Leadership-Mastery-Doubled-Profits-ebook/dp/B01N319MI3/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1484769689&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=intuitive+leadership+michael+smith

Patrick Campbell http://www.priceintelligently.com/

Contact Info: http://www.junglescout.com/

Twitter: mercer_greg

Ep. 139 ~ The Serial Non-Profit Entrepreneur ~ Scott Englund

January 18, 2017

“I can help others with what I selfishly love the most. You put that all together and it is a match made in heaven and I love it!” Scott Englund

Today listeners, we have Scott England on the show. Scott is a serial non-profit entrepreneur. Scott’s main project these days is MotoMission. But this man’s story is way too interesting to just talk about one of his businesses. After working to build markets for a large financial company and the global crisis of 2009, Scott decided to leave it all behind and take himself and his family to Peru to focus on his passion of serving others. In 2009 Scott, his wife and his two young daughters moved to Peru to do charity work. While he was there, the entrepreneur in him, couldn’t stop thinking of ways to build businesses that gave 100% of their money to charity. Fast forward to today, Scott has built multiple businesses in Peru that give all of their money to different charities that Scott and his family work with personally. Today, we are going to chat about what it took for Scott to leave his home, his successful career, and family behind to fulfill a bigger dream of being a serial non-profit entrepreneur in a country he had never been to before. This is Scott’s story….

“I find people that want what I love to do, and we do it all together” Scott England

Honorable Mentions:

The Meeting Place Cafe https://www.facebook.com/The-Meeting-Place-Cafe-San-Blas-Cusco-229919167041411/

The Altivas Canas Children’s Project (Tikary) http://motomissionperu.com/?page_id=48

Contact Info: http://motomissionperu.com/ scott@motomission

Ep. 138 ~ Digital Marketing Today ~ Purush Rajagopal

January 17, 2017

You’re a 4-Hour Work Week success story, did that book have any influence in this business model? “To be honest, I haven’t fully read that book.” Purush Rajagopal

Today podcast listeners, we are recording another follow-up episode…. ‘Where are they now, after The Entrepreneur House. We are recording a second episode with our guest because the incredible results that people created after staying at The House. Today, we are joined by an Alumni of The House in Thailand….Purushothaman Rajagopal (Purush for short). Purush is the founder of infinitymedia.in. Infinity Media designs websites while helping to create the customers online brand. They provide a social media strategy and help the users to boost traffic. They also develop apps for their clients as well.

Purush is a pretty incredible guy, he has built a full-service digital marketing agency in four years with 30+ employees before the age of 30. Now, Purush’s business employs around 100 people from India, Eastern Europe, and the United States.

Here is what I like about Purush, he is down to earth, very likable and friendly. You can tell he is a person that truly cares about people and connecting with others. And, for as successful as he is, I have never once seen him serious. He is just a really playful guy!

“My business productivity improved at least by 150% here at The Entrepreneur House, and I had a lot of fun! Purush Rajagopal

6:35 What it is like running a business with 100 employees?

15:17 Facebook Marketing Strategy

-Do Competitor research first

-Use their strategy and think of something to do new

20:47 SEO Secrets

23:30 What to do to avoid business burnout?

“When applying SEO, stop talking and start taking action. It is not rocket science.”Purush Rajagopal

Honorable Mentions:

Neil Patel

http://neilpatel.com/blog/

Robin Sharma

http://www.robinsharma.com/

Brian Deen

http://backlinko.com/

Steven Vander Pejil

JobRack.eu

Ep. 137 ~ Teams That Get Measured, Get Build ~ Neil Napier

http://theentrepreneurhouse.com/ep-137-teams-that-get-measured-get-built-neil-napier/

Passion Planner

http://www.passionplanner.com/

Book Recommendations:

‘The Four Hour Work Week’ Tim Ferriss

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/368593.The_4_Hour_Workweek‘

‘The Alchemist’ Paulo Coelho

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/865.The_Alchemist

‘The Game of Life and How To Play It’ Florence School Shinn

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/626159.The_Game_of_Life_and_How_to_Play_It

‘Outrages Openness’ Tosha Silver

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21471479-outrageous-openness

Contact Info:

http://infinitymedia.in/

itspurush@yahoo.com

Ep. 137 ~ Teams That Get Measured, Get Built ~ Neil Napier

January 16, 2017

“A V.A. (virtual assistant) is not the first hire you should make, the first hire is a manager or a potential manager.” Neil Napier

On today’s episode, we are welcoming my good friend Neil Napier to the show. Neil hails from Finland and as been running KVSocial for over 3 years. KVSocial is a 7-figure business offers a full suite of social media marketing services for your business. On top of running KVSocial Neil is an expert in copywriting, team building, webinars, paid traffic, and outscoring. But, that is not our focus today. Today, we are going to chat about Neil’s most recent business and the things he learned from building his team. Neil’s newest business is JobRack.EU. JobRack finds job seekers that specialize in many online tasks from Eastern Europe

For business owners, especially digital entrepreneurs, there has been a rush of hiring in Eastern Europe for many different jobs and as an entrepreneur, Neil saw opportunity and decided to capitalize on it. We will go more into depth about this recent phenomenon and the importance of team building.

“We asked the employees how they think their performance should be judged on.” Neil Napier

~Three Critical Functions All Businesses Should Have for Team Building

1.KPI (Key Performance Indicators)

-Indicators that tell you if your business is doing well or not

Ex. Revenue, Advertising, Employee Performance, etc

2. Time Tracking

-See what employees are doing

-See where they are slow and need help

-Makes productivity quantifiable

3. Processes

-Ask the employees to create the process and SOP’s

“In the last four years we’ve done over a million dollars in revenue each year, my parents still tell me to go back to school and finish my Ph.D.” Neil Napier

Honorable Mentions:

DCBKK Conference

http://www.tropicalmba.com/dcbkk-in-25-photos/

Contact Info:

Websites:

https://jobrack.eu/

http://kvsocial.com/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/neil.napier.07

https://www.facebook.com/jobrackeu

Ep. 136 ~ The LinkedIn and Marketing Specialist, Jimena Cortes

January 15, 2017

“My customers are my passionate advocates.” Jimena Cortes

Jimena Cortes is a marketing consultant specializing in Search Engine Marketing and LinkedIn lead generation. She is an international speaker featured at conferences in Dubai, Europe, Central American and the US and she has taught over 4000 professionals worldwide how to use LinkedIn to grow their business. Jimena has been mentioned in online magazines such as Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com and Forbes. She is the author of “Secrets of SEO Marketing” and the founder of Wizard Media and Linked Blueprint. Jimena’s clients get an average ROI of 300% or more on their marketing campaigns. She is also is an Alumni of The Entrepreneur House and a good friend.

Tips that every entrepreneur should know about LinkedIn

1.Make sure you stand out as an authority in your field. 2. Look at who you already connected with and start a conversation with.

Tips that every entrepreneur should know about marketing. 1. Track and know your numbers. -Saturday Finance Day

“Sales and Marketing are the lifeblood of a business!” Jimena Cortes

“If you’re trying to build a tribe, the biggest thing is communication.” Jimena Cortes

Honorable Mentions:

“Secrets of SEO Marketing” Jimena Cortes https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-SEO-Marketing-Strategies-learned-ebook/dp/B0067U72YE

Mind Movies http://www.mindmovies.com/

Miracle Morning http://www.miraclemorning.com/

Contact Info:

Jimena’s Website

https://wizardmedia.net/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimenacortes https://linkedblueprintcourse.com/webinar-special http://jimenacortes.com/

Jimena’s Book https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-SEO-Marketing-Strategies-learned-ebook/dp/B0067U72YE

Ep. 135 ~ Addicted to the Entrepreneurial Struggle with Tim Conley

January 14, 2017

“I’ve watched a lot of entrepreneurs create chaos in their own company, just so they can feel like they have something to do.” Tim Conley

In this episode, we have a master entrepreneur and executive coach Tim Conley on our show.

Tim turns entrepreneurs into CEO’s of their company teaching his clients how to scale their business from 6 to 7 figures without sacrificing their freedom or sanity. In the late 1990’s Tim started marketing consulting for companies to integrate offline and online campaigns. After 2 decades of experience, Tim has worked with over 400 founders, and started, sold and invested in multiple businesses. He knows what it is like to create a 7-figure business and the pressures of running a business at that level. Here is what I like about Tim, he is a no BS guy. His advice is clear and direct and he will tell you what your businesses needs and how to accomplish it in the least amount of time.

In 2015, Tim came as an advisor to The Entrepreneur House in Chiang Mai. It was incredible watching this man when helping the attendees with feedback on their business. It was watching a master at work.

“When we take on the mantle of entrepreneurship, we are saying to the world, “I’m ready to lead.” Tim Conley

Creating Efficient Systems:

1. Must have sizable margins -Must have significantly more revenue than it costs you to provide the service or product.

“A company that has great margins can survive all kinds of inefficiency.” Tim Conley

2. Marketing and Sales -Separate the two. Are you sales oriented or marketing oriented? -Usually, a company will be more marketing oriented or more sales oriented. -A sales-oriented company will plateau and they will eventually need to go do marketing or bring in someone that is good at marketing.

“Entrepreneurship is that….you take and idea and turn it into reality. How much more art is there than that?” Tim Conley

“No one is going to feel sorry for the guy that makes 7-figures….but surrounding ourselves with others that understand what we are going through, it helps us be better people.” Tim Conley

Contact Info:

Website: http://tim411.com http://leaderswithin.io/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TimConley

The Forge Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheForgeGroup/

Ep. 134 ~ Facebook vs. Trump vs. US. Govt. ~ with Omer Bar

January 13, 2017

In this episode, we have the founder of FB Lab Omer Bar on the show. FB Lab.co.il is a marketing community for Hebrew speakers that is based mainly in Israel. Omer specializes in Facebook ads, sales funnels, membership sites, and running profitable webinars.

Before we start today we wanted to tell you this was one of the most interesting topics and interviews we have had on the podcast. Omer and myself explore the power and depth of Facebook and what type of technology Facebook is using and will be using in the future. We talk about the influence Facebook has and whether it is more powerful than the US Government. We talk about how Donald Trump used Facebook to win the presidential election, how Facebook is the largest connected network of humans in the history of the world….and we talk a little bit about how you can use this for your business too.

At the time of the interview, Omer was literally calling in from an island in Thailand so we have to apologize, there are some spots where the connection is weak and a bit of background noise. We are confident that you will be so engaged in this topic that it won’t bother you too much. And with that….let’s jump into the podcast!

~ 11:05: Most important things to have before you start Facebook advertising and the keys to a profitable Facebook advertising. ~ 18:00: Facebook Advertising financial strategy. ~ 20:28: Omer’s two most successful strategies to build his membership site. ~ 24:06: How Donald Trump Used Facebook to Win the Election. ~ 34:42: Does Facebook have more power than the U.S. Government? ~ 50:54: Omer and Chris Outtakes ~ CIA’s access to your personal life, Edward Snowden

“FB passed YouTube as #1 video platform.”

“In order to have a profitable Facebook advertising campaign, you need to have a really good offer or really good funnel.” Omer Bar

“Donald Trump created the most successful digital voter suppression operations in history” Omer Bar

“Facebook knows more about people today than the American government.” Omer Bar

“Facebook passed YouTube as the #1 video platform” Omer Bar

Honorable Mentions:

http://www.fblab.co.il/

‘The Four Hour Work Week’ Tim Ferriss http://fourhourworkweek.com/

Dave Huss http://growthscout.com/

Freakonomics http://freakonomics.com/

How Trump used FB to sway the election. https://medium.com/startup-grind/how-the-trump-campaign-built-an-identity-database-and-used-facebook-ads-to-win-the-election-4ff7d24269ac#.8keil9ihg

‘Snowden’ the movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3774114/

Contact Info: http://fblab.co.il/ Twitter: @omer_bar

Ep. 133 ~ A New Way of Productivity ~ The Focus 55

January 11, 2017

“If you add a social element to the work that you do and the goals that you set, you will become immensely more productive. Literally, your productivity will skyrocket.” Maneesh Sethi

In this episode, we have a special podcast dedicated to The Focus 55. For those of you that don’t know what a Focus 55 is, here you go. A Focus 55 is a 55-hour productivity workshop where you focus on 1-2 goals that will catapult your business in 55 hours. It is a time where we suggest putting off all other projects/goals/distractions that you may have so you can focus on these one or two things. We will be explaining the structure of The Focus 55, the point of it, and the incredible results that dozens of entrepreneurs have achieved.

“Move fast and break things.” Noah Everton

On the show with me to talk about this 3-day insane workshop is none other that the creator and brilliant mind behind the Focus 55, Noah Everton. Noah created the Focus 55 three years ago and has been generous enough to let us use the model in The Entrepreneur House. Now, Noah is also an entrepreneur and been a location independent for five years. Originally, he started off in the United States Air Force on the combat aircrew. He was a professional poker player, a proud college DROPOUT and now an entrepreneur and internet marketing consultant. So, without further adieu here is an episode that many have been waiting for…..The Focus 55!

“Many people that go through it [The Focus 55] report doing a full months of work, just in a weekend.” Noah Everton

Outtakes: 42:45

The Entrepreneur House events in 2017:

Feb. The Focus 55 ~ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Mar. The Focus 55 ~ Austin, TX, USA April The Focus 55 ~ Barcelona, Spain May The Focus 55 ~ Barcelona, Spain June The Focus 55 ~ Barcelona, Spain -Retreat for Entrepreneurs with $100,000+ businesses. Aug. The Focus 55 ~ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Sept. The Focus 55 ~ Bangkok, Thailand Oct. The Chiang Mai House ~ Chiang Mai, Thailand

Honorable Mentions:

Focus 55 Success Stories

Derek Pankaew FlyFreeAcademy.com

Dave Huss http://growthscout.com

Brian Qwong http://apolyglotworld.com/ http://apolyglotworld.com/add1signup

Kamil Kaminski http://contentmarketingdoneforyou.com/

Brandon Nolte http://healthyhempoil.com/

Alexis Shields http://dralexisshields.com/

Maneesh Sethi https://pavlok.com/

Contact Info:

Noah Everton http://neverton.net/ adsensory@gmail.com

Instagram: @pokerplaying

Twitter: @pokerplaying

The Focus 55 FB Page https://www.facebook.com/The-Focus-55-123935887708536

Ep. 132 ~ Cracking the SEO Code ~ Shanti Rubens

January 4, 2017

On this episode, we have Shanti Rubens on our show. In 2010, he decided that he no longer wanted to practice law in a traditional sense and started traveling while working remotely as an online lawyer. Shanti created products pertaining to law in Australia and figured out how to market them. He now runs LegalZebra.com.au which provides legal templates and advice. Shanti decided he wanted to create a passive business while traveling and has cracked the SEO code to make a Legal Zebra an evergreen passive business. He has done an outstanding job creating a product and business that is fully passive whether he works or not. Today, we will be talking to Shanti about how he made it happen.

“It’s a hell of a lot more enjoyable when you do believe in your clients interests and they are doing good things in the world.” Shanti Rubens

How Shanti Cracked the SEO Code: 14:14

Additional Tips and Tricks for SEO: 36:08

Honorable Mentions:

Legal Zebra https://www.legalzebra.com.au/

SemRush https://www.semrush.com/

RubensLegal.com http://www.rubens.com.au/

WordPress.com

DynamiteCircle.com

Contact Info: https://www.legalzebra.com.au/