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A Top Rated Podcast for High-Caliber Entrepreneurs & High-Performers. Hear from: Jim Rogers Former Partner of George Soros, Steven Kotler High-Performance Expert and Best Selling Author, Laird Hamilton #1 Big Wave Surfer, Casey Fenton founder of CouchSurfing, Janice Howroyd First Black Female Billionaire, Ron Lynch GoPro Marketing Genius, John Lee Dumas Worlds Top Business Podcaster are just a few of the guests you will find on The Business Method. Get behind the minds of the worlds most successful entrepreneurs and high-caliber people. Series #1: 100 6-Figure Entrepreneurs, Series #2: 100 7-Figure Location Independent Entrepreneurs, Series #3: 100 Major Influencers.
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Akbar Sheikh ~ Author of 7-Figure Funnels ~ Current Series ~100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers       Akbar Sheikh has gone from homeless to helping create several 7- figure funnels. He specializes in the psychology of sales and has helped entrepreneurs scale businesses all around the world.   He is an award-winning funnel coach, & a #1 best-selling author of a book titled 7-figure Funnels. He is an international keynote and TEDx speaker. He has helped hundreds of people scale their businesses including many to 6 and 7- figures using his proven methodology.   Akbar went from living in an electrical closet and 50 pounds overweight with a crippling anxiety order, and no passion to rising to the top 1% earners in 12-months. He has been awarded one of the top 30 social entrepreneurs.   02:13: Who is Akbar Sheikh? 16:25: The Anatomy of 7-Figure Funnels 21:50: Building A 7-Figure Empire of Giving 31:31: Competition is Irrelevant 33:23: With Content, Consistency is Key 38:50: Akbar on Managing His Influence 44:43: Where to Find Akbar Sheikh Contact Info:   https://akbarsheikh.com/ Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/akbar-sheikh Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po    
Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned talk show host, often referred to as “The Larry King of podcasting,”  he is also a communications and social dynamics expert. Jordan has hosted a top 50 iTunes podcast for over 12 years and receives over six million downloads per month, on The Jordan Harbinger Show one of the most popular podcasts in the world. The show was awarded Apple’s “Best of 2018”. On his podcast, Jordan deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful people on earth --from intelligence operatives to legendary musicians, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers, on top of that, Jordan is a networking and social engineering pro!   He has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and he speaks five languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, and traveled through war zones. He’ll tell you the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of) just about any type of situation.       02:32: Who is Jordan Harbinger? 06:08: The Social Engineering Experiment That Caught the eye of the NSA 13:53: Networking Tips 18:04: How To Maintain Long Term Connections 23:02: Dig The Well Before You’re Thirsty 25:21: If You Hoard Your Network, It Atrophies 31:31: Jordan’s Podcasting Predictions 36:16: Becoming Top iTunes Podcast In Under a Year 46:16: How Jordan Prepares for a Podcast  49:24: Where to Find Jordan Harbinger Contact Info:   https://www.jordanharbinger.com/   Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/jordan-harbinger Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po  
Verne Harnish ~ Founder of EO ~ Current Series ~100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers   Verne Harnish is the founder of the largest and one of the most influential communities of entrepreneurs in the world, Entrepreneur’s Organization, or EO as many people call it. EO is in 62 countries, it has over 195 chapters and around 14,000 members.   Verne is the author of The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, & Scaling Up, the book that has won 8 major international book awards.   If that’s not enough, Verne is also the founder of Gazelles, and Scaling Up, a global executive education and coaching company with over 180 partners all over the world.       02:16: Who is Verne Harnish? 08:33: The Origins of EO 22:53: How To Attract High-Profile Connections 32:39: Curating The Culture of EO 39:53: How Verne Scaled EO 53:13: Key KPIs for Influencers 58:16: Where to find Verne      Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/verne-harnish Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po
Jeffrey Harmon Co-Founder of Harmon Bros. & VidAngel ~ Current Series ~100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers   If you haven't heard of Harmon Brothers. there is a good chance you have seen a commercial or advertisement that was created by this company. Our guest today is Jeffery Harmon, one of the famous Harmon brothers. Jeffrey was one of the first people to figure out you could advertise on YouTube and make money and he did it. In January of 2011, Jeffrey said this…”If my calculations are correct then I can safely estimate that at least 500 channels on YouTube have already created full-time jobs. Hindsight is 20/20 and it was suggested to me by a mentor of mine back in 2011 to start a YouTube channel and use it to make money. I ignored this advice and we see where YouTube has gone in the past 9 years. Now...if you have seen a commercial for Poo Pourri, Clickfunnels, Woodwind Grills, Purple Mattress, Chatbooks, and my favorite the legendary Squatty Potty then you have seen an ad that made the Harmon brothers legends in the marketing world. They now have over $350 Million in sales as a direct result from their video ads, and nearly 1.5 billion cumulative client video views.  Now, that is just scratching the surface of Jeffery Harmon, Jeffery is also the co-founder of VidAngel, a program that filters violence, profanity, racial slurs, disturbing images and sex from regular TV so families can keep it clean for the kids, or for the adults. He then created Dry Bar Comedy which is a place for people to enjoy clean comedy. They have a YouTube channel and app for Dry Bar Comedy. The YouTube channel has 834,000 subscribers and their app is used close to 30 minutes per use! Dry Bar Comedy is an actual comedy show that now goes on tour around the country to give live clean humor to the world, and now Jeffrey and his partners are working on Chosen App which is the first app of its kind to keep a movie series, and its community completely on the app and has spread to 1 million downloads in just over 2 months using a giving model!          02:11: Who is Jeffrey Harmon?      10:26: Orabrush- The Beginning of Harmon Brothers      22:05: Why Youtube?      27:14: Jeffrey's Predictions      30:45: Drybar Comedy      43:09: The Chosen App      53:21: Jeffrey's Creative Process 01:07:03: Where to find Jeffrey Harmon Contact Info:   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreyharmon/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffreyharmon Dry Bar Comedy: https://www.drybarcomedy.com/ The Chosen App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-chosen/id1473663873 VidAngel: https://www.vidangel.com/   Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/jeffrey-harmon Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po
Benton Crane ~ CEO of Harmon Bros. ~ Current Series ~100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers     Our guest today is Benton Crane the CEO of Harmon Bros. and if you haven't heard of Harmon Bros. there is a good chance you have seen a commercial or advertisement that was created by them.  If you have seen a commercial for Poo Pourri, Clickfunnels, Woodwind Grills, Purple Mattress, Chatbooks, and my favorite the legendary Squatty Potty video ads that made them legends and who was also interviewed on our podcast about 3 years ago, those are the typical viral video ads they create.   Harmon Bros. has over $350 Million in sales as a direct result from their video ads, and nearly 1.5 billion cumulative client video views. They have a now top-rated podcast called From Poop to Gold and a book by the same name.  ​   02:00: Who is Benton Crane/ Harmon Bros? 05:55: Starting Harmon Bros 14:28: Harmon Bros Creative Process 26:41: The Hero’s Journey 34:06: Pillars of a Viral Video 39:54: The Squatty Potty Video Breakdown 53:46: Where to Find Harmon Bros?   Contact Info: ​https://harmonbrothers.com/home   Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/benton-crane Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po  
Tim Campos ~ Former CIO of Facebook ~ Current Series ~100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers   Tim Campos was responsible for the productivity of the entire Facebook workforce from 2010 - 2016.  Two weeks after Tim started as CIO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg summoned him to his office for an urgent meeting. Once there, he met with Zuckerberg’s Executive Assistant, who lambasted the company’s internal calendar app and urged Tim to fix it. From that moment, Tim set to work designing creative tools that would help Facebook employees easily find optimal times and places to meet. It was so successful that it helped Tim double Facebook’s productivity from $900,000 to $1.8 million per employee making it the most productive company in the world — five times more than most tech companies.   In 2016, Tim left Facebook to co-found Woven, an intelligent calendar that helps busy professionals maximize their most valuable asset - time. ​ ​   02:00: Who is Tim Campos 21:30: How Tim Doubled Facebook's Productivity 34:21: Leadership Lessons from Mark Zuckerberg 37:55: Combat Creative Burnout with Better Organization            Why You Need "No Meeting Wednesdays"            Business Meetings Aren't a Waste of Time 55:01: Time Management Tools for Freelancers            The Best Time To Get Creative 59:00: Where to find Tim Campos? ​ ​ ​ Contact Info:   https://woven.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tcampos           Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/tim-campos Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po
Joel Comm ~ Creator of iFart ~ Current Series ~100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers   Our guest today, has been building online businesses since 1995. His first website was amongst the first 18,000 sites in the world, and his efforts have brought experience in creating and selling websites, licensing content, affiliate marketing, Internet marketing, blogging, podcasting, online video creation, social media marketing, joint ventures, mobile app creation and marketing, authoring books, public speaking, conducting live training events and more.    He hosted and produced the world’s first competitive Internet reality show, The Next Internet Millionaire. He also created a #1 best-selling iPhone application which became one of the most talked about novelty iPhone apps of all time. He is always exploring new methods of leveraging his expertise and technology to educate, inspire and entertain others. His name is Joel Comm.   In July 2017, Joel and Travis Wright went down the rabbit hole of blockchain technology. They took their excitement and channeled it into the creation of The Bad Crypto Podcast. The show, heard in 180 countries around the world, is one of the top crypto-related shows in the world. With over 400,000 downloads / month, the show provides an informative and entertaining take on the Blockchain revolution that is changing the world.       02:54: Who Is Joel Comm?      10:32: 40 Years In The Online Game      19:57: Easiest Money Made Online      24:53: Biggest Takeaway From Creating iFart      33:43: Positioning Yourself For The Future - Cryptocurrency      39:27: Google vs Brave/Duck Duck Go      45:26: Wikipedia vs Everipedia      51:19: Joel's Tech Predictions 01:02:52: Where To Find Joel Comm Contact Info:   https://joelcomm.com/ https://www.instagram.com/joelcomm/ https://badcryptopodcast.com/
Stephen King ~ President & CEO GrowthForce ~ Current Series ~ Entrepreneurs Surviving & Navigating the Corona Crisis       From bootstrapped tech founder to billion-dollar executive, he is regarded as one of the accounting industry's top thought leaders, he's currently serving as President & CEO of GrowthForce, one of the nation’s largest cloud-based accounting services. Stephen has worked with Fortune 100 companies and he’s been an executive at a $4bn company and a fundraiser at a non-profit. He’s launched bootstrapped startups and piloted an industry-leading tech company.   Importantly, for today’s talk, Stephen has also successfully navigated five previous recessions as an entrepreneur.           Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/stephen-king Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po
Dan Schwartz ~ CEO InvestorFuse ~ Current Series ~ Entrepreneurs Surviving & Navigating the Corona Crisis 02:11: Who is Dan Schwartz? 17:15: Pivoting during COVID-19 46:30: The Importance of Building a Community 01:04:20: Where to Find Dan Contact Info:   dan@investorfuse.com www.claritywithdan.com https://investorfuse.com/           Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/dan-schwartz-covid Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po
Gino Wickman ~ Author of Traction ~ Current Series ~ 100 Major Influencers    The author of the award-winning, best-selling book Traction, as well as Get a Grip, Rocket Fuel Gino Wickman joins us today who has been an entrepreneur since the age of 21, At 25 he took over his family’s business, which was deeply in debt and turned the company around and ran it for seven years, eventually selling it. ​ Gino then set out to help entrepreneurs and leaders get what they want from their businesses. Based on his years of real-world experience, he created the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), an organization that has helped tens of thousands ofbusinesses implement EOS with the aid of an international team of over 350 professional and certified EOS Implementers.   There are more than 76,000 companies using the EOS tools worldwide. Gino has personally delivered more than 1,900 full-day sessions formore than 135 companies, helping them implement EOS.   01:56: Who is Gino Wickman?      05:50: The Inspiration behind The Entrepreneurial Leap      17:14: Six Essential Traits That Every Entrepreneur Has      29:10: Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?      39:35: Let Your Freak Flag Fly- Embrace Your Flaws as Gifts      45:29: Finding A Mentor as a New Entrepreneur      54:54: The Transformative Power of 10-year Focus 01:07:06: Where to find Gino Wickman’s work ​ ​ *Entrepreneurial Leap is available to order on Amazon *Visit e-leap.com to Take the Free Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Assessment *Get a sneak peek! Download a Free Chapter of Entrepreneurial Leap here. ​ ​ ​ Contact Info:   Website: www.e-leap.com  Twitter:   Twitter.com/readLeap Facebook: Facebook.com/readLeap Instagram: Instagram.com/readLeap Linkedin: Linkedin.com/company/readLeap Email:  info@e-leap.com  Phone number: (248) 672-1192        Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/gino-wickman Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po
Greg Brenneman ~ Chairman CCMP Capital ~ Current Series ~ Entrepreneurs Surviving & Navigating the Corona Crisis       Greg Brenneman Former CEO of Burger King and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, former president of Continental Airlines, COO of Quiznos Subs. He now chairs the private equity firm CCMP capital. He is known as one of the greatest business turnaround experts in the world today. He has revived multiple businesses while creating thousands of new jobs. He is the author of the popular book Right Away and All at Once. ​ We wanted to get some professionals on the podcast to talk about handling business during times of Crisis, we feature a lot of digital entrepreneurs and few of them were even in business during the 08 recession. So I wanted to get someone on the show that has a wealth of knowledge and experience over the years to help these younger and less experienced entrepreneurs out, and by younger I mean people in business less than 10 years. 08, early 90’s crash, crash of 87,  So I am really happy to have you on the show Greg. ​ ​ ​ ​      02:42: Who is Greg Brenneman?      06:45: His Perspective on the Current Crisis      18:28: Predictions For Covid19 Therapies      20:56: Economic Predictions      27:50: Lessons Learned From 3 Recessions      41:19: Continental Air - Greg's Most Challenging Role       46:39: Future Trends in the Digital Industry      51:54: Advice to Entrepreneurs that are Cash Poor      58:13: Greg's Daily Routine 01:01:04: Where to find Greg ​   Contact Info: https://www.ccmpcapital.com/     Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/greg-brenneman Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po
Noah Kagan~ Founder of AppSumo & SendFox ~ Current Series ~ 100 Major Influencers    Noah Kagan was #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint.com is the founder of AppSumo, OkDork, KingSumo, and SendFox. AppSumo is an 8-figure business and is #1 site online for software deals. He is the founder and host of one of the top podcasts on entrepreneurship, Noah Kagan Presents.     Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/noah-kagan Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po     Noah How do I sell people I'm like, you find that people who have the money and you do something valuable for them, and then they will give you that money. I think what's even more powerful as you say, you can be a millionaire in 10 years. And so pick some fucking idea. Most importantly, pick an idea that you'll work on for 10 years, and just commit 10 years and finding the thing to commit to is almost the more hard part about it. Especially right now I think the one thing to think about in business is what are you certain of not what are you uncertain of, and make a list of all the certainties and then execute against that?     Chris Hey guys, we get the fortunate opportunity to hop on the mic and do a Q and A session with Noah Kagan. Noah is the founder of AppSumo, a $30 million a year business. also the founder and owner of Noah Kagan Presents, a very popular podcast on entrepreneurship as well as the founder of Ok Dork, KingSumo and Send Fox. Noah was the 30th employee at Facebook and number four at Mint.com. He has quite an amazing resume. And just a genius when it comes to spouting out business ideas. You guys will notice this on the podcast. Noah is very creative, but he's also very thoughtful on not only how he can be a better entrepreneur, but how he can engage with other people and be a better person himself. So what we do on this show you guys we have two other friends Freddy Lansky, who organized this podcast and Itamar Marini, my partner and friend as well. And we go through some chat back and forth about asking Noah different types of questions around entrepreneurship, what's going on in the world today with the crisis that we're going through, and then we bring in one guest entrepreneur to ask some questions and then we have a q&a going. And Noah answered some q&a from the Facebook Live that we did with this podcast as well. So it's a fun session, more informal, a lot of back and forth banter, a lot of rabbit holes and tangents we go often but really enjoyable and I think it's an episode you guys will get a lot out of. First before we hop into the episode we want to tell you about our sponsors NomadX. 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Check them out at NomadX.com, that's nomadx.com and now let's hop in to today's podcast.   Noah Give them what they want, Chris give what they want.   Chris going live Is this thing on?   Noah Oh, there it is. All right. We're about to get it on. Yeah, man. I'm stoked. All right. I'm grabbing my brisket. Once I get my brisket, it's Game on.     Chris Are you eating pork again? No shame on you   Noah No. Well there's two things. I was just gonna say one you got to eat otherwise you can be hungry but two, we don't in our lives include enough recharge time. Yeah. And so I've been really working on not this moment, but I was gonna have more things after this and I'm like, Fuck that. Yeah, I think we think our phones need to recharge, but we don't need to recharge.   Chris I hear you man. I always like to make it equivalent to a bow and an arrow. You know, like you've got to have that recharge that pullback time in order to shoot the arrow so it can go fast. And we don't do that. We don't pull our bows back enough.   Noah Dude, I've literally one thing that happened to me recently with this whole Coronavirus thing which I love. It's my favorite holiday.   Noah I really do. Yeah, well  regarding the recharging. I fucking forgot where the fuck I was going with it. But it was a really good point. You know, come back to me about this reach. Oh, I the number one thing I've noticed. This is one thing, the number one thing I notice about everyone who fucking hates Corona There's two things. Number one, though, they're not getting enough sleep. Seriously, every day that I wake up and I'm like, fuck today, like that happened to me on Friday and Saturday, I was just just lonely and angry. And then I was like, Did you sleep a lot? I was like, No. Okay, that's probably why   Freddy Do you have an aura ring? Or like a sleep tracker?   Noah So there's two other things I was going to say though. Number one is, it's interesting to think about our morning routines. And I think everyone's got weird as shit, but I was just really zoning in and like honing in on a fucking badass morning where like, today, I did it perfectly. And I was like, okay, when I do it this way, my day starts great. And when I do it other ways, My days are a little more fucked. Yeah. And then the last thing that is interesting is that when you're rich, it's really hard to know what it's like to be poor. And I know that that's a fucking that's a dick thing to say. But I really had this universe of rich bullshit. I hired a guy to come over and massage me last night. And so he came over to my house, and it was really sad. Okay, it was just sad. Because he was like Yeah, I've lost my job and no one wants to have me come over the house. And you know, it was good to understand and try to see where I can help that kind of person right like and so I talked to him I was like well you're a sous Have you thought about teaching people how to give themself massages or couples massages and maybe putting that online or helping people locally? And you know, it's just interesting to kind of learn from that versus just I think as you get as you rise levels you just forget so I think it's good to go back to the frontline.   Chris Do you ever do anything to like, keep you humble? You know, they talk about like, I like to do things that make me survive on very little like this past weekend, we just went out in the woods, and we took a knife and took a pot to boil on a fishing hook. And then you really kind of get in touch with you know, you don't need a lot like it doesn't matter how much money you have. You know, you can understand, like humility or living on bear means or interacting with people that don't have a lot on a regular basis.   Noah Yeah, like, yesterday I had to call my assistant to go do something and I was pretty low for me. Like, you know, I was like, this thing to call her. No, I like that. I like that approach. I think we've done that is I like doing that in the small things like the dishes is the stupidest one, right what is just something small that you know, doing the bitch work and eating it. There's something great Oh, shoot me.   Chris No, no, sorry. Sorry. I was just gonna say like Mike Tyson used to go big on streets further for money, even after he was rich and famous. And he would go and he put a hoodie on and he would go out just just to kind of, I mean, it may not be the best example because Mike, you know, had his own word for No.         Noah Well, I think what I've been doing recently, especially with the YouTube channel, and some of these other things is starting businesses again from scratch. Yeah. And really doing it live like we did with Freddie a few days ago and I did it myself. The past I've done like I started a gym business two weeks ago. started selling Oculus a few weeks ago and so really experimenting with like, Alright, can I actually do this stuff? And I don't know I guess it does keep me humble. It also reminds me sometimes how hard or and also how easy some of this stuff is.   Chris Yeah, that's a good point.   Chris So before we get started we wanted to reconnect you with Itamar here. I know you both, I don't know you know very well, but I know Itamar pretty well. And we thought you guys would kind of hash it out and have good chats and good fun together. He's really special forces for 10 years and counterterrorism, good friend of mine and partner of mine now. And and so if you ever want to learn Hebrew, this is the guy to learn from.   Itamar You need to try Jiu Jitsu, man. There's no better equalizer in the world. Nobody cares how much money you have. What's your background on the mats? Kelly?   Noah yeah, I love watching two dudes grow like groping each other on the ground. That's like I'm really into that. I did watch it. Yeah. Boxing I think one thing I've been thinking about in life is like ratios. And so I do boxing and I found that like the calorie to time ratio for me was more effective. And also enjoyment plus skill, but I felt that I got more out of that with boxing than I did with jujitsu and I've done it, it's not just me. Yeah, it's interesting to stay humble, man. I like that. I think you know a lot of it about Chris checking your ego.    Yeah, no matter what size you get, and you know, happened to me two weeks ago, like I put out this YouTube video youtube.com slash Okay, dork, by the way, but I put out this video and I didn't get a lot of views. And then I was like, Am I not worthy? I was like, Am I not smart? Are my ideas sucky? And it was interesting. I was like, Well, what am I doing this for? And what, what's, what's the treadmill that I'm on? Right? And is there ever enough? So we were talking even when we could in that moment, I talked to a friend. He's like, Well, why did you do it? And I was like, I really have so much confidence in the world and people these days that I want to go help. I want to help these underdogs. I want to help the people willing to work. And he's like, Well, did you do it? I was like, yeah. And I was like, Alright, well then don't fucking care if you get one person's help or 1000.    And it's a kind of shifted how I'm even goal setting lately. Because it's like, people have these goals. And once you get to a million dollars I want you just get a million bucks and then set whatever fucking cool goal you want. And then you know, you can do but I think frankly, you'll get a million dollars if you do the thing that you're not trying to make the million dollars on. Yeah. You know, and that's bullshit advice if you're not rich, because you're like, Well, I'm not rich yet. So that advice doesn't work for me. But I've generally made the most money, not trying to make the money just doing the thing that I'm most interested in. But with the goal thing, we were talking about our YouTube goal, and we're actually looking at the goal that's interesting for the dork brand, my stuff that I share basically the voice of our company. For app Sumo and Sumo group. We said we want to get our active audience number up. And I don't think this is a metric that anyone talks about if you're in content. So your active audience is not just your email list, but it's the active audience on your email list and the active audience on your YouTube. That active audience on the platforms that matter to you, and what is that actual reach? And so my reach is like penis size, micro, okay? But it was like 173,000. And then we're like, Alright, this month in May, we're gonna get to 200,000. And I was like, I don't give a fuck if I get to 200,000 people, I really don't. I really care more than like, I get to hang out with you guys and do a talk like this to 10,15, 500 I don't care. And so I'm more interested in sharing the things I'm learning and also getting learned and meeting people that I'm learning a lot from. And so it's maybe setting my goals a little bit more differently that are aligned to things that really fulfill me. I love that man.   Chris I love that. Okay, so let's do a quick introduction. I think most people know who knows Noah Kagan is but I'm going to introduce him anyway. Noah Kagan was number 30 on Facebook. Number four is the founder of AppSumo. Ok Dork, KingSumo and Send Fox and probably a bunch of others. AppSumo is an eight figure business and the number one site online For software deals, Noah is the founder and a host of one of the top podcasts on entrepreneurship. Noah Kagan Presents.   Noah Dude, that guy sounds awesome.     He sounds cool.     Yeah, I was like, Is that me? I think sometimes I'm just surprised.     I'm like, wow. But you know, I think some of it is. I was talking with my therapist. He calls himself a coach, but I say you're a therapist. I guess it just depends how much they charge.     And who's cheaper? Well, tell us first. I know well. I think a coach can charge more. A therapist charges 120, a coach can have a program. That's what he wants to talk to me about next week, which I'm interested in. But I think what's really interesting about successes, how we label it to each other, but not ourselves. Because I never think of the word success. I don't, it's not that I don't believe in it. I guess I don't believe it. I just don't give a fuck about success. I've really explored and I think where I've explored my interests and my explore things I really want. I thrive and when I explore money making opportunities, I fucking flame out and That's been interesting in my own journey, and I hope for everyone's journey is just really, you know, Facebook. I didn't know anyone there. I didn't have any advantages I just built, I looked it up recently. I built probably like four to five different online college businesses. So when I applied I said, hey, I've just been doing this stuff because it sucked for me, and I wanted to build it. And then I got the job there. And I think a lot of the most of the stuff I started or worked at, I was just really like, I was excited to work at MIT. So I did whatever it took to work there. And appsumo I was like, I want deals on these products. These products are fucking dope. There's this whole Groupon makeit thing. That's a cool way to do it. And let me just go get deals on the software I don't want to pay full price for and I'm like, now I get fucking paid for that. Like, how cool is that? Like, everyone should do that.   Chris   You're right, you're right. What do you think gets in the way of people from doing that?   Noah   Well tell you there's two separate things that I've observed for myself. So I think there's two separate places, there's the starting place and then there's the success place. People are afraid of getting success as much as they're afraid of starting. Yeah, that's been really fascinating for me, and So on both sides of that, I would say for myself, what I can only speak for myself in my recipes. So in myself, I noticed that my superpower is starting and experimenting, and I'm not as strong. It's consistency. Just don't get really bored. I'm like, Alright, next. Next, I was telling the coach this morning I said, My motto is kill comma, next. Kill next, what's next, kill it. Next thing. And so I'm actually thinking my and I've been learning this one of my books that I've really enjoyed is the powerful engagement by Tony Schwartz. And I got to chat with him recently. And he said that life doesn't have to be zero and one, there's a spectrum and you go back and forth on it. And so I think the spectrum I'm working on is how I slow down a bit more and enjoy the kill, and slow down more and recharge more. And so in terms of the the, the thing I hope you will back into success for me what I've observed is embracing your strength. So I'm a starter so I should be fucking starting and amens a closer so he's running appsumo The other side of that the other part of that that I'm really working through right now is of what's working for you or what's fulfilling you really fulfilling like fucking calling like, Hello, it's Jesus. It's your turn. How do you remove the distractions from that? So I'll give you an example of what that means. I love this. This with you, not just hearing my fucking voice, like I can listen to you guys talk if I have questions for you. I do this all fucking day. But when I'm spending the day doing meetings, I've been setting the date like I spent like two hours trying to figure out some tech shit earlier. And when spending my day like a planet doing other stuff, it honestly discourages me from it. And so it's like, Alright, well how do I hire the people or figure out you know how to reduce it. So I'm not spending my day in that and I color code my calendar, and I call it my purple productivity priority. And my purple productivity party is that how much fucking purple is on my calendar and you can color code your calendar is really cool. And so I'm like, Well, if my color isn't fucking purple, something's wrong. And so I've just noticed for myself in terms of once you've gotten some level of Your own measurement of success? How do you remove the things that are hindering you from sustaining? So that's it once you've gotten inside and honestly, the purple productivity priority, I'm still working on the branding is what's working for me? Because then I look at my calendar right now. And I can say like, do I have something everyday that fulfills me? Do I have something that's towards my main priority every day? On the starter site for the beginners out there? The number one thing for starters is fear. They're all fucking afraid. They're so fucking afraid, and I'm afraid of relationships. And I'm afraid of sustaining. But I'm not afraid of fucking starting. And so that's why I've done so well, business wise around the start. These people, it's been amazing. We had that monthly one k.com we reopened this course. About 10,000 people have gone through it, maybe 1000 have gotten businesses like really good businesses, and maybe like 100 have made like six figure businesses. And that's probably true for how like the statistics work publicly, but it's been amazing to observe how they avoid that part's been so fucking wild. Like the psychology You have people who put this out, and they're afraid of it so I do a lot of things to get them out of their fucking fear. Like we know, we do a push up challenge, try to do 100 push ups. That's it. You can do it at home. You don't need anyone. Okay? You fucking failed. Alright, good your life next coffee challenge, which you guys probably have heard of, or maybe if not coffee challenges go for 10% off your next purchase, preferably in person and get rejected. And then you're like, well, that's fucking fine. And then the last one I like is like the stranger challenge. Now it's even scarier because no one wants to talk to fucking anyone. But next time you go out, talk to a stranger. It's fucking scary. I'm scared of that. It's just a little scary. But I pushed myself. I still do that to this day one because I love deals. So I'd like to do a 10% Coffee challenge, but I like the idea of practicing and making strength in my fear muscle. I think the fear muscle is something that you can actually work on. And with starting a business ideas are fucking a joke. I talked to the masseuse last night. He's like, Man, I'm struggling. I got no money. I was like, Well, I didn't want to be a business coach. But I said, I was like, Did you try to teach people how to do couples' massages?'' Have you you post it anywhere Have you applied for an Amazon delivery job, like I applied for an Amazon delivery job took me like five fucking minutes. It's actually shockingly easy. And not everyone should be an employee. But I think in terms of starting a side hustle. Number one, if you have no fucking money, go get a day job and get just get your foundation set up. But in terms of the fear, it's just practicing the fear, noticing the traps, like there's traps. So I actually made a list of the traps yesterday, things that were entrepreneurs say 10 ways to know your entrepreneur, or 10 things that they say they say, Ah, it's the economy, the economy's bad. I'm like, the economy is always gonna be fucking weird. So it's just that you're not valuable, and you're doing things that are not valuable. It's a good point.
Russ Perry ~ Founder of Design Pickle ~ Current Series ~ Entrepreneurs Surviving & Navigating the Corona Crisis     We're hopping into the podcast today with a friend and former guest of the show, Russ Perry. Russ is the founder of Design Pickle, and I actually had him on the show about two and a half years ago nearly 200 episodes ago. At the time, we chatted a lot about his company Design Pickle which was then just three years old, and they were doing half a million dollars a month with 125 employees. In that episode, Russ shared some really good insight and philosophy as an entrepreneur, how to build a business that serves the founder, as much as it serves the customers and clients, and the team as well. Now, fast forward two and a half years later, Russ’ businesses are five years old, and they do $14 million in annual revenue, with a team of nearly 500 people also applying those same philosophies that he was two years ago.  Here's the reason I brought Russ back onto the show, Russ was a digital entrepreneur running a creative agency back in 2008 during the recession. He was in Phoenix, Arizona, which was like the impact zone for the ‘08 Housing Crisis and Cash Crunch back then. Russ survived as an entrepreneur, his business continued to flourish throughout that time, and he has some really good tips about the failures, lessons, and the hard times that he had surviving through that recession as an entrepreneur. We chat about the lessons that he took away from 2008. We discuss when he saw the global pandemic hit, and changes that are happening, what were the immediate things that he implemented within the company and within his team.  ​ ​      02:00: Who is Russ Perry?      15:51: How Russ's Business Survived the '08-'09 Cash Crunch      22:32: Managing Your Stress During a Crisis      32:49: How to Build an Anti-Fragile Business      37:49: Action Steps Prompted by Covid-19      48:16: Russ’s 6-Month Predictions      53:46: The Importance of Building a Solid Team      56:28: FreshStock      58:38: Final Thoughts 01:00:00: Where to Find Russ Perry ​ ​ ​ ​ Contact Info: Design Pickle: https://designpickle.com/ Social Media:Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/russkperryInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/russperry/       Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/russperry Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po
Eric Edmeades ~ Founder of WildFit ~ Current Series ~ Entrepreneurs Surviving & Navigating the Corona Crisis   Today we are joined by Eric Edmeades, whose passion for food & behavioral psychology led him to create Wildfit. Wildfit is a program about nutritional balance that helps you change your relationship with food and attain optimal health. On this episode, Eric shares insights on how eating well can protect us from Covid-19 and why creating new eating habits during the lockdown is so important.         17:28: Eating Well Can Help Protect You From Covid-19      19:31: Eric’s Story on How He Healed Himself From Chronic Illness      29:06: Most People Are Overfed & Starving To Death      33:40: The Origins of Your DNA Determine Your Optimal Diet      46:07: Bootcamp vs Summer Camp- Using the Lockdown to Create New Eating Habits      51:43: How Eric Strategically Shifted His Business To Prepare for Post-Covid World      56:36: Eric on Managing His Brand Influence During These Uncertain Times 01:00:32: Where to Find Eric Edmeades Contact Info:   Website:https://ericedmeades.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/erictv.show/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ericedmeades/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricEdmeades     Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/eric-edmeades Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po
  ~ Current Series ~ Entrepreneurs Surviving & Navigating the Corona Crisis     Itamar and I discuss the business trends and observations from the Covid-19 Mastermind with over 60 entrepreneurs. We highlight the importance of calculating your business runway, setting contingency triggers and also how to maintain a positive mindset in the midst of it all. We end the conversation with an informative Q&A session.  ​ ​ 06:22: Calculate Your Financial Runway 09:15: Change Your Perspective- Opportunity vs Challenge 12:40: Grow Your List- The Time is Now! 14:28: Set Contingency Triggers 18:15: Keep Messaging Relevant 19:05: Sell Like You Would To Your Grandmother 23:11: Shift Targeting To Europe 30:08: Q&A ​       Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/covid19-data Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po
Felix Cao ~ Founder of Happy Buying Brain ~ Current Series ~ Entrepreneurs Surviving & Navigating the Corona Crisis     02:42: Who is Felix Cao 20:33: How A Business Can Position Itself Today 29:26: The Power of Contrast- Case Study 43:50: The Power of Loss- Case Study 52:06: Where to Find Felix Cao ​   Contact Info: https://www.happybuyingbrain.com/   Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/felix-cao   Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po
Chris Ducker ~ Founder of Youpreneur ~ Current Series ~ Entrepreneurs Surviving & Navigating the Corona Crisis     Chris Ducker is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author of the bestseller, “Virtual Freedom” and also The Rise of the Youpreneur.   Originally from the UK, Chris has lived in the Philippines for 15-years, where he hosts the annual YouPreneur Summit event and has founded several businesses, which combine an amount of over 400 full-time employees.   He is also a popular business blogger and podcaster at ChrisDucker.com, YoupreneurAcademy.com, and the founder of Youpreneur.com, an exclusive Personal Brand Business Building Community.    ​​ 02:00: Who is Chris Ducker? 07:30: Youpreneur- The Value of a Personal Brand 14:19: How To Become Someone's Favorite 18:07: Chris' Personal Brand Business Model 39:00: Chris on Staying on Top of Things during a Crisis 46:43: Where to Find Chris Ducker ​ ​ ​Contact Info: Youpreneur.com         The Business Method Podcast https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/chris-ducker     Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po
Timothy Francis ~ Founder & CEO of The Profit Factory ~ Current Series ~ Entrepreneurs Surviving & Navigating the Corona Crisis ​   04:31: Tim's Super Secret Dinner Party 10:49: 3 Steps Every Entrepreneur Should Take to Navigate the Cash Crunch ​21:00: The Bloat Factor 31:15: The Cash Flow Forecast Tool​     Contact Info:   https://knowyournumbersworkshop.com/cashcrunch   https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/timothy-francis   Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-business-method-podcast/id1069958541?mt=2 Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly90aGVidXNpbmVzc21ldGhvZC5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA%3D%3D Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po
John Logar ~ Founder of ConsultingUnleashed.com ~ Current Series ~ Entrepreneurs Surviving & Navigating the Corona Crisis Topics During Interview: The Challenges & Opportunities of Running a Business during a Global Crisis Steps Every Entrepreneur Should Take To Position Themselves Correctly   https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/john-logar   Contact Info: CallJohnLogar.com ConsultingUnleashed.com  
Corona Crisis Masterminds for Free!   What We Address During the Podcast Being Adaptable During Chaotic Times Itamar’s Thought Process of Being Adaptable Regulatory Period for  The Free Corona Crisis Masterminds The Structure of the 5 Week Corona Crisis Masterminds  What We Know & What We Don’t Know Right Now   Mentions: Ep.445 ~ How to Handle the Corona Crisis w/ a Special Forces Mindset & Keeping Your Immune System Strong Right Now ~ Itamar Marani  https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/coronavirus   Sign Up for the Masterminds Here: http://maraniconsulting.com/masterminds/
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