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The Competitive Edge
74 minutes | Apr 15, 2015
#61 - Becoming A High Performance Entrepreneur With Ryan Denehy
We brought back the podcast for a special episode with my buddy Ryan Denehy. Ryan is the Co-Founder of Swarm Mobile which was acquired by Groupon and one of the hardest working guys I know. In this episode, we chat about what it takes to be sucessful and how you can engineer your life to get the results you want for your life and business. If you're not there today, that's okay because this is a PROCESS, not an overnight switch. We chat about habits, routines, and attitude which made me super fired up about this episode!
53 minutes | Jan 20, 2015
# 59 - Upgrade Your Performance Through Mindset with Satori Prime
Brothers Ilan and Guy Ferdman come on the show to share how they've relied upon being super intentional about what they choose to focus on to quickly go from starting a business to some of the most pre-eminent facebook marketers in their space. We'll talk about the even bigger vision they have and how they plan on getting there along the way. These guys are full of energy, wisdom, and enthusiam which makes for an awesome episode.
54 minutes | Jan 6, 2015
#58 - Achieving Peak Health and Performance with Ben Greenfield
Ben Greenfield drops some serious knowledge in this episode. We chat about everything from building muscle while burning fat, to wine and coffee intake. In terms of peak health and performance, Ben is an absolute machine which really shines through in this episode. He also is a great entrepreneur which we touch upon as well!
30 minutes | Dec 23, 2014
#57 - Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans with Peter Shankman
Peter Shankman comes on the show to discuss his new book Zombie Loyalists and the power of providing an incredible experience for customers. Peter's been known as a marketing thought leader even before he founded HARO and that shines through in this episode. We talk about a host different marketing tactics especially how to really activate customers to spread WOM using great service. This was a fun episode!
62 minutes | Dec 16, 2014
#56 - Ecommerce and Building A Booming Business Abroad with Ryan Coisson
Ryan Coisson comes on the show to talk about the biggest opportunity in ecommerce and how he's built a booming business abroad. In just a few short years, Ryan has launched over 40 ecommerce brands that do over 7 figures a month. Even more impressive, Ryan has built a team of over 40 employees abroad in the Philippines that run his business while he lives and travels around. We'll dive deep into the mindsets, tactics, and processes that make this possible!
33 minutes | Dec 9, 2014
#55 - PEAK STATE: Using Exercise To Build Success and Prosperity Habits
A few months ago I had this crazy idea for a workout that incorporated many of the habits that make me feel empowered and push me to heightened levels of motivation and achievement. I have continued to develop this concept which is now called Peak State and in this episode you'll get a full background on the story, workouts, and where this project is going. I think its pretty cool and have yet to see anything out there like it. Take a listen and let me know what you think!
54 minutes | Dec 2, 2014
#54 - UGG: Building An Iconic Brand with Brian Smith
Brian Smith the founder of popular shoe company UGG joins us on the show today to talk about his journey building a world class brand. You'll learn about how an optimistic aussie started his business from scratch in a foreign country after an idea hit him while reading a surfing magazine. One of the most challenging things an entrepreneur faces is just the resiliency to hang in there in the face of adversity and uncertainty. Mastering this was a key part of Brian’s journey and something we’re going to dive deep into during this episode.
29 minutes | Nov 25, 2014
#53 - Casper: Innovating on The Sleep Industry
There has been a plethora of exciting startups who are innovating on painful buying experiences while championing what has been popularly known as the direct to consumer model. Today we're fortunate enough to have one of the most exciting companies in the space Casper. Casper Co-Founder Philip Krim comes on the show to talk about building the company as well as how we can be thinking about this new category of ecommerce. These guys did over a million in revenue in their first month and have only grown since then so there is definitely a thing or two to be learned from their journey so far.
65 minutes | Nov 18, 2014
#52 - Growth Hacking and Standup Comedy with Matt Ellsworth
Matt Ellsworth is our guest today. The guy is a total stud and in this interview we're going to start by talking about how using a combination of scraping, vritual assistants, and cold emails he built a massive lead generation machine at his last startup storefront. So much so that his outsourced team was sending out thousands of targeted, personalized emails a week while his interal sales team could focus on responding to warm leads. But this convo isn't just all about startups...despite seemingly being on top of the world as a preeminent Growth guy in Silicon Valley, Matt left his last company to pursue standup comedy and focus on some others. We'll talk about how he thought about pursuing a different type of dream when everyone around him expected him to do more startup stuff. Super inspiring stuff.
69 minutes | Nov 11, 2014
#51 - Paleo: Why Living Like A Cavemen is All The Rage with John Durant
John Durant, author of the Paleo Manifesto and MY NEW ROOMMATE is our awesome guest today. John is one of the foremost thought leaders on ancestral health and paleolithic living. In this episode, he shares with us why one way to unlock new levels of peak health and performance is to revert to a lifestyle more similar to one humans have bee living for 10's of thousands of years. Many of the modern diets, exercise trends, and lifestyle habits that get lots of attention in pop culture are actually hurting our ability to thrive in many instances. We'll dive into this and more topics surrounding peak health in this jam packed episode.
31 minutes | Nov 4, 2014
#50 - How to Build Habit Forming Products with Nir Eyal
Nir Eyal is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and blogs about the psychology of products at NirAndFar.com. In this episode we chat about the science and psychology behind some of the most addictive internet products and apps. If you're like me and wonder why you constantly feel an urge to check Instagram or even email, this episode brilliantly lays out how these behaviors can be engineered. Awesome episode for anyone interested in startups and building the next big thing.
53 minutes | Oct 21, 2014
#48 - Mark Manson on The Psychology of Achievement
This episode dives into the topic of achievement and how we can approach the art of “happily achieving” Its funny - a lot of us are really quick to ask ourselves what we want without ever asking what we’re willing to give up for that which is a much greater predictor of whether will get those things and enjoy the process along the way. This episode is a bit all over the place, but Mark shares some mindsets that have helped him in his own entrepreneurial journey in growing one of the largest self-development sites on the internet. Resiliency, values, and overcoming fear are just a few of the topics we’’ll go deep on. Consider this required listening for anyone who wants to be their best selves. Let’s hear from Mark Manson.
66 minutes | Oct 21, 2014
#49 - Bitchin Sauce: Creating The Tastiest Sauce in the World!
Have you ever had an idea for a food product or personal recipe you've wanted to take mainstream? Today I chat with my buddy Ryan Smith, one of the co-founders of Bitchin' Sauce which is my favorite garnish in the world. This stuff is so good that it's now on the shelves in groceries stores everywhere including Whole Foods. We'll talk about all the steps to take what was just a family creation to the shelves of major grocery stores and a whole lot more. Ryan is also hilarious which makes for a Bitchin' episode.
76 minutes | Oct 14, 2014
#47 - Unleashing The Power of Self-Understanding with Steve Sisler
Steve Sisler, the founder of the Behavioral Research Group comes on the show to reveal the power that can be unlocked when people understand AND leverage their natural hardwiring. Steve provides countless examples of how understanding this can help you be a more effective leader and entrepreneur. We also do a live profiling of yours truly which has been excellent for helping me make crucial decisions in my business since having this conversation. A must listen especially if you're familiar with the DISC profile.
39 minutes | Oct 6, 2014
#46 - Venture Capital and Startup Investing with Steve Schlafman
Steve Schlafman is a good bud and startup investor for RRE ventures. He's also someone whose work ethic and hustle I genuinely admire. We’ve had a lot of entrepreneurs on this show, but today I wanted to bring someone on the other side of the table on. Steve sees 100’s if not thousands of companies a year and has to distill amongst all the people building things which ones he things are going to make it. One of the cool things about this job, is you get to see patterns amongst companies and individuals. What type of company wins? What do the founders look like? We’ll pick Steve’s brain on these types of questions, and unpack what entrepreneurs should know before pitching a venture capitalist. My favorite part of the episode is hearing some stories from the trenches about the lengths some entrepreneurs have taken to make their company successful…
19 minutes | Sep 29, 2014
#45 - Abundant Joy: How to Be The Happiest Person in the Room
After 3 people asked me about how to be beaming with joy in a 24 hour period, I wanted to share this gratitude practice that has been a big part of creating the deepest and lasting sense of inner joy I've ever had. Everyone can do this and it only takes a few minutes a day. It's even backed by Science!
55 minutes | Sep 24, 2014
#44 - Inside the Mind of A Dreams Dealer with Steve Sims
Steve Sims runs The Bluefish which is probably coolest company in the world. They deliver world class experiences to people and in the process make the impossible happen. This episode is chock full of stories of resourcefulness and mindsets that have helped Steve create the premier executive concierge service in the world. If you want to live the high life and access experiences Steve provides, listen to his advice in this episode and you'll be on your way.
67 minutes | Sep 22, 2014
#43 - How to Make A Killer First Impression With Ben Altman
Ben Altman from Charisma On Command comes on the show to chat how you can make an amazing first impression on people. Whether you're walking into the room at a networking event or meeting someone at the bar, we all want to know how to leave that person wanting more....the framework Ben proposes rings true in my life and is definitely something you can apply in any situation. Definitely worth a listen!
64 minutes | Sep 15, 2014
#42 - MastermindTalks: Creating A World Class Event
Jayson Gaignard, creator of Mastermind Talks, comes on the show to discuss what it takes to throw a world class event. The origin story of Mastermind Talks contains the ultimate hustle move by Jason and it's the one event that every person I've talked to says is by far and away a home run. There's a whole lot more in this episode than just creating a world class experience...we'll dive into some philosophy stuff and business tips that you can use to attract A+ players in your life like Jayson has.
35 minutes | Sep 10, 2014
#41 - Upgrading Your Productivity Using Virtual Assistants with Maren Kate Donovan
Maren Kate Donovan the CEO of Zirtual comes on the show to talk about how we can massively increase our productivity and happiness by using Virtual Assistants. We'll give specific instances where you can use them as well as the best ways to work with them. We also talk about Zirtual as a business and where its headed which is pretty exciting!
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