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Ep.420 ~ Making It on Forbes 30 Under 30 & The Importance of Creating Useful People  ~ Jodie Cook

Ep.420 ~ Making It on Forbes 30 Under 30 & The Importance of Creating Useful People ~ Jodie Cook

September 25, 2019

Jodie Cook~ Founder of JC Social Media

~ Current Series ~
100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

  

Starting a successful social media agency at twenty-two and building it to become one of the UK’s leading social media companies, getting on Forbes 30 Under 30, and the UK Powerlifting Team, creating a business model where she can travel one month out of every three, landing a TedX Talk, becoming an author and writing children's books, then getting them in every primary school in her home country. The list goes on and on but that is the start of our podcast today when we interview the incredible entrepreneur Jodie Cook!

I recently met Jodie after being introduced to her writing on Forbes and I was impressed with all that she had created in her life as an entrepreneur and influencer.  Jodie is the founder of JC Social Media and she has built it to be one of the largest agencies in the United Kingdom. 

On the show today, we chat with Jodie about her life, her habits and how she has created success. We first dive into a chat about personal habits for success, then moving into her story about how the children books she wrote got in all the primary schools in the UK. Later in the show, we chat more about the future of social media, getting on Forbes 30 Under 30 and we even touch on being an influencer in today's world. 

02:30: Who is Jodie Cook?

08:02: Jodie’s Powerlifting Training Routine

09:10: Powerlifting & Entrepreneurship

11:08: How Jodie Stays Focused

12:05: Jodie’s Visualization Process

14:19: Starting A Social Media Agency at 22

18:39: The Importance of Creating Useful People

20:08: Jodie on Writing Children’s Books

25:52: Jodie's Goal-Setting Process

32:42: Jodie on the Future of Social Media

34:02: Jodie on Achieving Work/Life Balance

42:21: Jodie’s Tips on Cold Outreach

46:15: Jodie on Making Europe’s Forbes 30 Under 30 List

50:45: How Jodie Manages Her Influence

53:58: Jodie’s Tips for Growing Your Influence

55:14: Where to Find Jodie Cook

 

Contact Info:

https://www.jodiecook.com/

https://www.instagram.com/jodie.cook_/

Ep.419 ~ Building The Pitch | One of the Most Popular Business Podcasts in the World ~ Josh Muccio

Ep.419 ~ Building The Pitch | One of the Most Popular Business Podcasts in the World ~ Josh Muccio

September 18, 2019

Josh Muccio~ Founder of The Pitch Podcast

~ Current Series ~

100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

 

Hey listeners, I got the exciting opportunity to hop on the mic with the founder and host of The Pitch Podcast, Josh Muccio.  The Pitch is one of the top podcasts out there today on business and entrepreneurship. The Pitch features entrepreneurs in need of funding and they get to “pitch” a panel of investors. Very much like Sharktank but, it is a real show where entrepreneurs pitch real investors for real money. 

 

We got to talk with Josh for well over an hour about how he started The Pitch and kept growing it even after having fifty-five shows with zero investments. Finally, he got the first investment on the show and everything changed from that moment on. Not too long after, Gimlet Media acquired Josh’s podcast, which then eventually led to Spotify purchasing Gimlet for over $200 million. This has changed everything for Josh as a professional podcaster and creative entrepreneur.  Now, The Pitch has been named the best business podcast on startup life by Fortune magazine and it is one of the top rated business podcasts in the world!

 

On the show today we chat with Josh about how he got his start as an entrepreneur and podcaster, his first failing podcast and the idea to create The Pitch. We talk a lot about what is making podcasts successful today, we share some methods of what works when building a successful podcast, and where we think the podcast world is headed in the next few years. We also touch a bit on influence and how Josh manages his influence as a top podcaster. 

 

    2:19: Who is Josh Muccio?

    8:47: The Humble Beginnings of The Pitch

   15:01: The Trials & Errors of Podcasting

   22:54: How Josh Landed Sponsorship for The Pitch

   27:44: Josh on Landing A $350,000 Investment

   30:26: Gimlet Media Acquisition

   33:36: Josh On Staying True To Yourself as a Creator

   40:24: The Pitch in 5 Years

   43:45: The Current State of The Podcast Industry

   47:41: Josh On Achieving Balance As A Podcaster

   54:17: Podcast Technology Trends on Apple, Spotify and Google

1:00:10: Josh On Managing His Influence

1:07:36: Josh on Personal & Professional Growth

1:14:30: Where to Find Josh Muccio

 

Contact Info:

 

The Pitch Podcast: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/the-pitch

The Pitch on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0L04op9D76TOfmzm7yOf9T

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joshmuccio

Ep.418 ~Becoming a Top Travel Influencer w/ Nomadic Matt

Ep.418 ~Becoming a Top Travel Influencer w/ Nomadic Matt

September 11, 2019

Matt Kepnes ~ Founder of the Famous Travel Blog, Nomadic Matt

~ Current Series ~

100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

 

Way back in 2008, I first decided I wanted to make money online and travel the world. I used to read some blogs of travelers that were leading the way for this new lifestyle and somehow, I came across a book called ‘How to Travel the World on $50 a Day’. It was written by a guy named Matt Kepnes, also known as Nomadic Matt. Matt ran a blog that helped others travel the world on a budget while he made money from his blog and book while traveling the world. I thought it was genius and I said to myself, ‘Man, this guy has it figured out!”  So I bought his book so I could figure out how to do this as well. A couple of years later, I had a backpack and a one way ticket to Costa Rica. Thanks to Matt and others like him, I was about to start my journey traveling the world while making money online. I never ever thought one day, I would be interviewing Matt on my podcast telling him that story. 

 

That was eleven years ago and today I have been living and traveling to many different countries while business businesses online. It has been the biggest adventure of my life. Today, I get the chance to sit down with Nomadic Matt and talk with him about what he is up to these days. Matt’s blog was successful back in 2008, but once I started to travel, I didn’t hear too much from him.  It was good to find out that he is still running his blog and built it into an incredibly successful business. Matt now has quite a few books published about travel and runs a successful travel/business conference called TravelCon that sells out in just a few days. If you are interested in building and/or running a successful business while traveling the world, being a travel influencer, and what it is like to be a true digital nomad, this is the show for you. 

01:42: Who is Nomadic Matt?

06:52: Matt’s Travel/Work/Life Schedule

08:00: Lessons Learned as a Traveler

10:10: Becoming a Full Time Traveler

14:31: What Made Your Blog Stand Out Compared to Others?

15:59: How Does Matt Network While Traveling?

18:03: Strategy to Use to Start a Blog in 2019

18:33: Tips on Creating Good Content

22:23: Creating a Travel Conference

31:54: Tips on Getting Big Names to Events

33:57: What Does Freedom Mean to a Top Travel Influencer?

39:10: Balancing Finances Between Business and Charity

41:46: Matt’s Plans for the Future

43:23: Spoilers From the New Book

45:51: Responsibilities of an Influencer

 

Contact Info:

https://www.nomadicmatt.com/

https://travelcon.org/

Ep.417~ Clarity, Positioning, Offering and ACTION ~ Jason Swenk

Ep.417~ Clarity, Positioning, Offering and ACTION ~ Jason Swenk

September 4, 2019

 

On today’s episode, we are joined by the digital agency expert, Jason Swenk. Jason started off building websites online way back in 1999 and eventually grew that business into a full fledge digital agency starting from zero and selling it twelve years later as a multi-million dollar business. Today, Jason shares with us his story about growing his digital agency business. He also shares some valuable tips on his growth and vision strategies. Then towards the end of the show, he gives us some recommendations on what both digital agencies and entrepreneurs should be doing in business today.

01:40: Jason’s Story

05:54: Key Tactics That Grew Jason’s Business

  1. Clarity ~ Know where you want to go, not just for yourself, but for your businesses’ team.

  2. Positioning ~ Position yourself to be THE choice, rather than A choice

  3. Offering ~ How can you get them to raise their hand first, to get them to opt in?

11:14: Steps to Have Between the First Contact of Clients and Selling Them the Big Product

12:54: What Are Entrepreneur Really Missing When it Comes to Growing Their Business?

15:02: How to Know When You’re Doing Too Much and Time to Hire

16:19: How to Avoid Being Comfortable in a Business

18:53: The Questions Jason Asks Himself Before Bed Each Night?

21:27: Podcast Recommendations

24:22: Where Jason is Headed in the Next 5 Years

 

Honorable Mentions:

Jason’s About Page

Agency University

Tony Robbins Podcast

Gary Vaynerchuk

Jason Swenk YouTube Channel

Contact Info:

swenk.me

https://jasonswenk.com/

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcHycBFrSxkPWyMTZ1s-74g

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/jasonswenk