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My First Million

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Sam Parr and Shaan Puri brainstorm new business ideas based on trends & opportunities they see in the market. Sometimes they bring on famous guests to brainstorm with them.

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Episode 609: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) break down the genius marketing tactics used by the brands you can’t get out of your brain–no matter how much you want to.  — Show Notes:  (0:00) The history of jingles (Bring them back!) (11:07) Prediction: Polymarket is going to be massive (21:25) The wisdom on the crowd phenomenon (26:36) How gaming apps hunt for whales (31:00) Corporate Slang That Doesn't Exist But Should — Links: • DatPiff - https://www.datpiff.com/ • Polymarket - https://polymarket.com/ — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire ? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 608: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) react to the $22M "fake-work" app, mouse jigglers & Ryan Serhant’s Netflix show. — Show Notes:  (0:00) Devices helping the overemployed cheat on their bosses (6:50) $22M ARR side hustle catching mouse jigglers (8:36) Career polygamy support at r/overemployed (11:18) Is this a good strategy for financial freedom? (15:58) Big Desk Energy (20:22) Life hack: Intentional internet consumption (26:58) Indie hacking on steroids (32:44) Shaan tries a self-driving car, becomes evangelist (36:50) Secondary effects of autonomous vehicles (40:16) Ryan Serhant’s Netflix show (45:28) Don’t try to be noticed; try to be great.  — Links: • Hubstaff - http://hubstaff.com/ • Teramind - https://democompany.teramind.co/ • Mouse Mover - https://tech8usa.com/ • r/overemployed - https://www.reddit.com/r/overemployed/ • Overemployed - https://overemployed.com/ • Beehiiv - https://www.beehiiv.com/ • Big Desk Energy - http://bigdeskenergy.com/ • Brian Koppelman blog - https://briankoppelman.com/ • Photopea - https://www.photopea.com/ • Pikimov - https://pikimov.com/ • Waymo - https://waymo.com/ • Sellit.com - https://sellit.com/ — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 607: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk to Dan Porter ( https://x.com/tfadp ) about selling his app for $200M after just 6 weeks plus stories about Richard Branson, Ari Emmanuel & building cult brands. — Show Notes:  (0:00) Intro (1:29) Story behind OMGPop gaming company (5:23)Creating viral mobile game Draw My Thing (now Draw Something) (12:02) 25 million users a day, 1 million drawings every 5 seconds (24:10) Zynga bought the game for $200M 6 weeks after launch (32:30) The real power of money (38:32) Working with Richard Branson and Ari Emmanuel (47:44) Building Overtime (creating a brand that is part of culture) (52:28) The Travis Scott effect (1:06:45) Dan's life advice  — Links: • Overtime - https://overtimeelite.com/ — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 606: Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) brings you 24 minutes of raw motivation. Think of this as an angry love letter to kick off your week. — Show Notes: (0:00) Peter Thiel’s One Priority Philosophy (4:30) 3 lies you’re telling yourself (7:55) Zuck closes a $1B dollar deal in 48 hours (13:41) The Collison Installation (16:13) Lead bullets v Silver bullets (18:51) When to sprint (20:44) The 3 Big Questions — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 604: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk to Andrew Wilkinson ( https://x.com/awilkinson ) about how he went from a $6.50/hr barista to millionaire in just 4 years.  — Show Notes:  (1:00) From barista to billionaire (1:40) Andrew’s 1st level up: From day job to self employed (3:26) Shaan 1st money made as an entrepreneur (4:40) Sam’s 1st money as an entrepreneur (7:15) Andrew’s 2nd level up: From self employed to boss  (8:40) From selling your time to selling other people's time (9:30) Book: The E-Myth (Thinking of your business as a machine) (10:10) Andrew makes his first million dollars profit (12:00) Robert Kiyosaki’s cashflow quadrant (13:20) Andrew’s 3rd level up: Incubating Businesses - The decathlon of failed businesses (17:00) Andrew sells one of his businesses and creates a nest egg (18:45) Andrew discovers Warren Buffet’s teachings and starts learning to invest. (19:48) Andrew's 20% rule (20:33) Sam's pauper tendencies (22:58) Andrew starts angel investing (24:00) Andrew starts hiring CEOs and removes himself from his businesses (28:30) Poker v Roulette in investing (31:20) Andrew’s 4th level up: Taking his company public and reaching the end goal. However money didn’t buy happiness.  (33:46) What’s the actual amount that will make you happy? (34:37) Business is a good way to build relationships (35:35) Figuring out your annual burn rate (36:48) The goals every entrepreneur should have. Launchpad. Enough. Life’s Work (38:23) $10M = financial freedom (41:28) It doesn’t take a special skill set to get to financial independence (46:41) Shaan’s learns about the deferred life plan  — Links: • Never Enough - https://www.neverenough.com/ (⬅️ Andrew’s book!) • The E-Myth - https://shorturl.at/h7Q1J • Rich Dad Poor Dad - https://shorturl.at/S28Dd • How To Get Rich - https://shorturl.at/pGTSm — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 603: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk to Kevin Van Trump ( https://x.com/KevinVanTrump ) about his journey from rural farm kid, to commodities trader, to creator of a farm newsletter that’s making $20M/year.  — Show Notes:  (0:45) How Sam met Kevin, then got his mind blown (2:05) Shaan's reaction at his 1st Farmcon experience (Corn futures and options trading) (4:35) The farmer's theory of the old bear and the young bull (5:00) How Kevin's newsletter inspired Shaan to start Milk Road (6:25) Breaking down The Van Trump Report ($18M ARR run by 4 ppl) (8:05) Rural farm kid gets into trading (12:28) Farmers operating at the highest level (13:50) Ag Swag (16:18) The Van Trump Business Model "People buy value not price" (19:00) The customer continuum (20:43) Poker vs chess (23:57) The decision to do nothing is still a decision (25:04) Trader v investor (28:20) How most people should be building wealth (32:37) Why the wealthy are getting into agriculture (33:55) The succession plan for farms (36:00) The economics of professional bull riding (39:14) The come up of FarmersOnly (41:15) How to buy a farm (44:32) Wearables for livestock (45:18) Blockchaining farms (47:55) Kevin's take on lab-grown meat (50:00) Opportunity zones: air, shelter, food, water (52:35) New trend: trade schools (54:24) Roll ups for wealth creation (55:30) How to gain new perspectives (purposefully) (57:50) Windows vs doors — Links: • FARMCON - https://www.farmcon.com/ • The Van Trump Report - https://www.vantrumpreport.com/ • AgSwag - https://agswag.com/ • Bid On Beef - https://www.bidonbeef.com/ • AcreTrader - https://acretrader.com/ • Zoetis - https://www.zoetisus.com/ — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 602: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk about how to 10x your odds of success.  — Show Notes: (0:00) Ed Thorp and the mathematics of gambling (7:51) World's first hedge fund (12:12) Sam and Shaan revisit “The Game” (16:06) The Feynman technique for learning (21:14) Shaan's one criteria for action (24:58) Why you don't need privilege to start (29:06) Playing "the game" of business (33:37) Switching to better games (36:15) How the Roger Bannister Effect crushes limiting beliefs (40:13) Step 0: Believe it can be done — Links: • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy • Ed Thorp biography - https://tinyurl.com/yjcp4645 • Beat The Dealer - https://tinyurl.com/yc426fc5 • Ed Thorp website - https://www.edwardothorp.com/ • The Game - https://tinyurl.com/3kh3xfhn • Jack Smith’s episode - https://tinyurl.com/yc4zdnem • Kaggle - https://www.kaggle.com/ • Bringing Down The House - https://tinyurl.com/4txm492n • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow https://clickhubspot.com/fmf — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 601: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk to Calley Means ( https://x.com/calleymeans ) about the $50T drug that has Americans in a chokehold.  — Show Notes: (0:00) Intro  (1:54) The problem with Ozempic (4:25) America is a dirty fish tank (9:58) The Flexner Report (12:06) 90% of doctors never study nutrition or fitness (15:38) Cigarette companies invented processed food (17:16) A case for Ozempic (21:56) The macroeconomics of Ozempic (26:37) Why you shouldn't trust Stanford or Harvard (34:11) How one family got America hooked on drugs for life (36:51) Nothing is more profitable than a child who gets sick early (39:00) The 80/20 on nutrition and health (42:32) How the death of a parent radicalized Calley (46:46) Why Japanese children only have 3% obesity rate (49:07) The difference between European and American candy (52:33) HBS is a conformity factory (55:50)"Psilocybin is the single most thing we should be doing" (1:05:47) When the student is ready, the teacher appears — Links: • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy • Truemed - https://www.truemed.com/ • The Flexner Report - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3178858/ • Good Energy - https://tinyurl.com/39jzb6zs • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow https://clickhubspot.com/fmf — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 600: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk to Sabri Suby ( https://x.com/sabrisuby) about business ideas he would go after if he was starting from scratch.  — Show Notes: (0:00) Intro  (1:04) Idea: Done-For-You Channel Growth (7:28) Idea: Affiliate arbitrage for Chiropractors (13:02) Idea: Live Chat as a service (14:50) Look for customers with a bleeding neck (17:39) Idea: $100K/day opportunity with TikTok Shops (26:42) Get paid to learn the most valuable skills as a marketer (29:24) Kill the little bitch inside (32:18) Philosophy: Have more fun (44:31) How to be better at small talk  (45:44) Invest in building your year (47:53) Showmanship (51:42) The difference between good and great (53:26) Stop praying to the internet gods (54:45) How to get your target market to raise their hand (56:33) Sabri's 1M copy book funnel (59:47) The Yes, Yes, Yes, No Funnel — Links: • Sabri on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@SabriSubyOfficial • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy • Sell Like Crazy - https://selllikecrazybook.com/ • King Kong - https://kingkong.co/ • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow https://clickhubspot.com/fmf — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 599: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk about the best traits of a startup founder and lessons from how Dana White, Elon Musk, and Emmett Shear cut through the bullshit.  — Show Notes: (0:00) Top traits founders should take from Dana White (5:35) 1 - Brute force (10:21) 2 - Extreme bias for action (14:55) Quick audit of Dana White's gambling claims (18:00) 3 - Speed (19:00) Checklist for a perfect niche event business (22:56) IDEA: The Beer Mile (24:45) IDEA: Paddle Prison Break (25:47) IDEA: Skyline Scramble (30:17) Growth vs EBITDA vs cash flow (32:27) Shaan's Guide to Increase EBITDA (34:19) Step 1: create a EBITDA budget (37:08) Step 2: communicate the plan relentlessly (37:48) Step 3: Track and report (38:04) Step 4: Tie into incentives (38:30) Step 5: Repeat every 30 days (40:02) Next stage: Cash flow (41:28) The benefit of playing on Hard Mode (43:38) Is e-commerce dead? (44:54) Shaan's $30M dollar dream house (47:56) Shaan writes an essay (49:43) Sexier core principles (1:00:53) Culture: What people do when the boss isn't around — Links: • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy • Shaan Puri essays - ​​https://www.shaanpuri.com/essays • Brunello Cucinelli - https://shop.brunellocucinelli.com/ • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow https://clickhubspot.com/fmf • Wander - https://www.wander.com/mfm (Enter to win a free trip and use code MFM300 at checkout for $300 off your booking) — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 598: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk about which path is worth pursuing: money or passion? — Show Notes: (0:00) The rise and fall of the Lehman Brothers (4:56) The life we live vs the unlived life (9:13) How Jerry Seinfeld puts in the work (12:54) You don't have to save the world (21:45) “What would I work on if I wasn't afraid?” (23:27) Sylvester Stallone and the wolf at the door (30:10) Low Key Billy of the Week: Michael Pryor (39:29) Sam reflects on being popular (40:58) Sam and Shaan's "number" to walk away — Links: • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy • The War of Art - https://tinyurl.com/4w9evyk8 • Fog Bugz - https://ignitetech.com/softwarelibrary/fogbugz • Stack Overflow - https://stackoverflow.com/ • Joel on Software - https://www.joelonsoftware.com/ • Wander - https://www.wander.com/mfm (Enter to win a free trip and use code MFM300 at checkout for $300 off your booking) • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow https://clickhubspot.com/fmf — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 597: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) talks to Brett Adcock ( https://x.com/adcock_brett ) about his next big idea, his checklist for entrepreneurs, and his framework for learning new things and moving fast.  — Show Notes: (0:00) Solving school shootings (3:15) Cold calling NASA (6:14) Spotting the mega-trend (8:37) "Thinking big is easier" (12:42) Brett's philosophy on company names (16:22) Brett's ideas note app: genetics, super-sonic travel, synthetic foods (19:45) "I just want to win" (21:46) Brett's checklist for entrepreneurs (25:17) Being fast in hardware (30:15) Brett's framework for learning new things (33:00) Who does Brett admire — Links: • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy • Brett Adcock - https://www.brettadcock.com/ • Cover - https://www.cover.ai/ • Figure - https://figure.ai/ — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 596: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) talks to Craig Fuller ( https://x.com/FreightAlley ) about how he turned dying hobby magazines into a cash flow machine.  — Show Notes: (0:00) Intro (2:45) Economics of long-haul trucking (3:36) Getting fired from the family business (5:30) Fuel cards for truck drivers (6:40) How FreightWaves hit $20M ARR in 2 years (9:08) Acquiring FLYING for $3.5M (12:14) Opportunity: Depressed media properties (16:02) From losing $8 per subscriber to profitability in 1 year (20:31) A media side hustle becomes a real estate main hustle (22:55) Craig's tolerance for being leveraged (25:32) Pre-selling $28M units pre-construction (28:51) Diversity, Asymmetrical risk, and generational security (31:11) Teams to diversify your time (34:21) Building a portfolio of hobby magazines (37:20) Content to commerce playbook (47:03) The story of William Randolph Hearst (51:32) What's the chase? (53:15) "The best thing to give a founder is an enemy" — Links: • FreightWaves - https://www.freightwaves.com/ • Knight-Swift - https://knight-swift.com/ • Firecrown - https://firecrown.com/ • The Chief - https://tinyurl.com/36khrt8y — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 595: Anand Sanwal ( https://x.com/asanwal ) joins Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) to reveal his playbook for building an insanely profitable data business.  — Show Notes: (0:00) Anand’s data arbitrage playbook (9:51) Starting weird as Chubby Brain (12:03) Don't run 100mph in the wrong direction (14:53) Edge, Collection, and Opportunity (19:24) IDEA: High-end Glassdoor (27:00) IDEA: C-Suite Head Hunting Service (28:57) IDEA: HomeOptions for Founder Exits (32:17) Anand's School of Entrepreneuring (36:03) Learn how to think, not what to think (38:18) The Die-At-Your-Desk Life Philosophy (39:26) Competency-based curriculum (42:47) IDEA: Slime Museums (46:40) IDEA: Autonomous HOA Convenience Stores (51:32) IDEA: Online Addiction Centers (58:51) Leadership lessons from legendary coaches — Links: • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy • CB Insights - https://www.cbinsights.com/ • Bloomberg article - https://tinyurl.com/32ns9beu • Blackbaud - https://www.blackbaud.com/solutions/total-fundraising-solutions • HomeOptions - https://www.homeoptions.com/ • IMG Academy - https://www.imgacademy.com/ • American Addiction Centers - https://americanaddictioncenters.org/ • Weapons of Mass Instruction - https://tinyurl.com/49s6xhpk • Chasing Perfection - https://tinyurl.com/46hc5zxj • The Score Takes Care of Itself - https://tinyurl.com/4v6k72h3 • The Talent Code - https://tinyurl.com/4h2z9yer • The Learner Lab - https://thelearnerlab.com/ • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow https://clickhubspot.com/fmf — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 594:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) explain what’s happening with GameStop AGAIN and how Keith Gill turned $56k into $210M with memes.  — Show Notes: (0:00) Roaring Kitty's $200M GameStop holding (8:41) Is Keith Gill the most genius creator behind a brand? (14:53) Where did the $65M come from? (17:44) The 7 Stages of GameStop FOMO (20:00) Ryan Cohen's activist investments in GameStop, Bed Bath and Beyond  (26:34) Shaan's honest take on paternity leave (31:53) Painting the windows black (35:42) Zach Pogrob's The Year of Obsession (37:03) What's the deal with run clubs right now? (39:19) Sexy faces and sexy paces (42:04) Endurance event businesses (45:06) Opportunity: The suburban Iron Man (51:19) Scott Harrison gives Shaan unsolicited feedback — Links: • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy • wallstreetbets - https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/ • Unusual Whales - https://unusualwhales.com/ • WSJ on Ryan Cohen - https://tinyurl.com/4zue9xps • Wander - https://www.wander.com/ • The Lehman Trilogy - https://thelehmantrilogy.com/ • The Year of Obsession - https://tinyurl.com/4nsrh689 • Nick Bare - https://www.instagram.com/nickbarefitness • RAWDAWG - https://www.instagram.com/rawdawgrunclub • River - https://www.getriver.io/ • 29029 Everesting - https://29029everesting.com/ • Rock n Roll Running - https://www.runrocknroll.com/ • thespeedproject - https://www.instagram.com/thespeedproject • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow https://clickhubspot.com/fmf — Enter to win a free trip at https://www.wander.com/mfm and use code MFM300 at checkout for $300 off your booking. — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 593:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Jason Fried ( https://x.com/jasonfried ) open up about personal finances, raising kids around wealth and dealing with risk.  — Show Notes: (0:00) Sam and Jason play Would You Rather... (5:15) Loosening the grip on the stick (12:35) The pale blue dot (14:03) Why does the businessworld deserve our best lessons? (18:30) Early days vs. vs. middle days vs later days (24:47) "A founder's job is to inject risk" (29:36) “Cool wears off but useful never does” (31:07) Striking balance with a business partner (34:14) The value of talking about money (37:28) Navigating luxury with kids (40:08) Midwestern values on blast (43:39) The truth about luck (46:55) Staying up vs. staying off (49:45) New insights from old biographies — Links: • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy • The Most Important Thing - https://tinyurl.com/9ym3xw5b • Peter Lynch books - https://tinyurl.com/2nf87pzb • The Pale Blue Dot - https://www.planetary.org/worlds/pale-blue-dot • The Messy Middle = https://tinyurl.com/2paw5jmk • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ • Newspapers.com - http://newpapers.com/ • Pessimists Archive - https://pessimistsarchive.org/ • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow https://clickhubspot.com/fmf — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 592:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) break down the economics of luxury hobby magazines, make a prediction about Ai cameras, and explain how to find the next tech wave.  Want to see Sam and Shaan’s smiling faces? Head to the MFM YouTube Channel and subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/5n7ftsy5 — Show Notes: (0:00) Craig Fuller's field of dreams (5:12) $50M side hustle (9:16) We call to find out EXACTLY how he did it (19:02) The New York Times is a gaming company (23:27) Idea: Third party LinkedIn games developer (27:00) How rich people spend money (29:00) The myth of the second home (30:57) Ai cameras (36:31) Prediction: A camera on every field, every court (38:31) How to find the next wave: What's the next menus on the internet? (40:41) How to avoid product obsolescence (44:09) "Measure twice. Cut once" — Links: • FreightWaves - https://www.freightwaves.com/ • FLYING Magazine - https://www.flyingmag.com/ • Firecrown - https://firecrown.com/ • Veo - https://launch.veo.co/ • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow - https://clickhubspot.com/fmf — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 591:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) talks to Kevin Espiritu ( https://x.com/KevinEspiritu ), AKA The Plant Daddy, about how he turned a side hustle into a $45M business in his backyard. — Show Notes: (0:00) Intro (3:41) $250k playing online poker (6:04) The influence of Pat Flynn (7:43) Cocoa butter cream review site (8:30) Printing on-demand shirts (12:26) From Scribe to $300/mo gardening blog (15:06) Inflection point: The metal raised bed (17:42) Billion-dollar blogs (19:20) Life-changing money (23:56) 5 Languages of the love of money (26:47) Lessons from Ramit Sethi (28:25) Path to $100M through acquisitions (29:19) Buying a seed tray business for less than $500K (33:22) Buying a competing gardening blog (37:00) Acquiring Botanical Interests (42:16) Red and green flags in acquisitions (46:12) The danger of being a celebrity on the internet (48:45) Idea: Branded hybrid plant species (52:38) Floyd Zaiger, the godfather of licenced plants (57:26) The lie behind Blue Zones (1:00:12) The Tesla of chicken coops (1:00:53) Beekeeping (1:04:46) Choosing your hobbies wisely — Links: • Kevin on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/@kevinmespiritu • Epic Gardening on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@epicgardening • The Chernin Group - https://tcg.co/ • The Billion Dollar Creator - https://nathanbarry.com/billion/ • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
Episode 590:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) talks to #1 New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr ( https://twitter.com/JackCarrUSA ) about how he churns out hit after hit and what the SEALs has taught him about hardship, mission readiness, and hitting targets.  Want to see Sam and Shaan’s smiling faces? Head to the MFM YouTube Channel and subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/5n7ftsy5 — Show Notes: (0:00) Intro (1:15) Launching a book how Red Bull launches a drink (7:30) 6 books in 6 years (9:41) Manifesting success from age 11 (11:36) Defining your own calculus (13:35) Lessons from Mr Ballen and other SEALs (15:23) Made-to-stick branding (19:44) How to build an audience today (24:10) The writing and launch process (26:11) Master the one-pager (28:43) Anti self-publishing (30:03) Modern masculinity in America (33:26) Creating a rite of passage (37:27) Voluntary hardship (39:36) Manifesting Chris Pratt (44:51) Hitting your mission (48:38) Jack's recommended reading list — Links: • Jack Carr - https://www.officialjackcarr.com/ • Made to Stick - https://tinyurl.com/2rumfmjw • The Comfort Crisis - https://tinyurl.com/y5wfjnfz • The Terminal List - https://tinyurl.com/2cvvmtfx • The Successful Novelist - https://tinyurl.com/4ba29jtn • The Hero with a Thousand Faces - https://tinyurl.com/2bnmxua4 • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Pitch your startup for a shot at a $1M investment with Sam Parr as the MC https://clickhubspot.com/pitch — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
How To Master Storytelling

How To Master Storytelling

2024-05-2701:51:155

Episode 589:  Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) sits down with David Perell to reveal every framework he knows to become a better storyteller, a better writer, and a better creator of binge-worthy content. This episode was originally recorded for the podcast “How I Write,” hosted by David Perell. —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2BnqYArwaw Want to see Sam and Shaan’s smiling faces? Head to the MFM YouTube Channel and subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/5n7ftsy5 — Show Notes: (0:00) Intro (3:16) Binge bank (6:03) Storytelling (8:05) Intention & Obstacle (14:22) Hasan Minhaj (15:53) Writing vs Speaking (18:06) Pacing (19:01) Hooks vs Frames (22:30) Viral tweets (26:49) MrBeast (27:26) Storyworthy (29:10) 5-second moment of change (32:02) Origin Stories (42:07) Tony Robbins (43:25) Transformations (44:12) Steven Bartlett (46:17) Viral videos (49:09) Miss Excel (56:04) Change your state & focus (58:31) Paul Graham (1:03:43) Advice to writers (1:06:53) Writer's voice (1:11:48) Dave Chappelle vs Netflix (1:18:18) Distribution (1:21:40) Twitter / X (1:32:34) Writing with humor (1:45:02) Newsletters — Links: • Write of Passage - https://writeofpassage.com/ • David on Twitter - https://twitter.com/david_perell • David’s Website - https://perell.com/ • David Perell on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0a_pO439rhcyHBZq3AKdrw • David’s Podcast - https://writeofpassage.com/how-i-write • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth • Pitch your startup for a shot at a $1M investment with Sam Parr as the MC https://clickhubspot.com/pitch My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano
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