There’s a TON of information on the web about starting a business. But, that’s the easiest part. Anyone can pick an idea and launch it, even if it’s not successful. But growing a million-dollar business? That’s the real challenge. There are so many things that can go wrong, missteps you can take, and problems you can run into trying to grow a business. Today, I want to show you how to avoid all the issues. Learn the 3 biggest ways I grew Sumo to $1+ million — and how you can grow your business, too.
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How do you react when things DON'T go your way? Everything seemed great for Andrew Chen — and then it all came crashing down. In one day, 50% of his employees quit. But Andrew didn't let that stop him: Today, Andrew is the current Head of Rider Growth at Uber and an advisor to Tinder, Product Hunt, Sumo, and more. In this podcast, hear how Andrew pushed through the struggles to make it big. Use Andrew's lesson to succeed in your career, business, and life.
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What’s going to happen in the future? John Arrow thinks about it EVERY day. Described as “the next Elon Musk,” John has some insane future predictions — including his belief two common jobs will be gone in the next 8 years. In this chat, learn how you can prepare for the future, hear John’s exact roadmap to become a billionaire in the next 10 years, and tons more.
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If you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best. I was falling short of my targets with my podcast, so I hired an expert NPR producer to help me. In this episode I share everything I learned from hiring an expert to help me make my podcast better. Use these lessons in your own podcasting — or when hiring an expert for any part of your business.
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Growing a $28 million business isn’t easy. Especially when the business is Onnit, built in the highly-competitive supplements space. In today’s podcast, I talk with Aubrey Marcus, the founder of Onnit, about his epic experiences. You’ll learn how to build a business, the secrets to forming relationships with VIPs and famous entrepreneurs, where to find hidden advertising opportunities, and tons more.
Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/27
When most people interview entrepreneurs, they talk exclusively about business tactics. But, ultra-successful entrepreneurs don’t get to where they are just focusing on their business mindset. The MOST successful business people also focus on how to optimize their life, happiness, and mindset in ALL areas. In this interview, I’m going to give you a rare behind-the-scenes look at how Aubrey Marcus, the CEO of the 8-figure business Onnit, optimizes his entire mindset
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When Chad Boyda graduated high school at 16, he and tried chasing his startup dream… but it didn’t go according to plan. He ended up with $100,000 in debt. But years later, he finally found success co-founding Sumo.com with me. Learn Chad’s lessons on self-improvement and entrepreneurship from his rollercoaster journey.
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Most authors take YEARS to finish writing a book. But what about creating a bestselling book in only a month and a half? It might sound insane, but Pierce Brown, the bestselling author of the novel Red Rising — plus three other fantastic books — has done it. Hear us talk about the path to becoming a bestselling author, how he failed with six other books, and lots more.
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Greg McKeown doesn't believe in “doing it all.” Instead, he lives by the mantra “less is more.” His book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, is about pursuing the most important things in life… and trimming the rest. Hear Greg share lessons from pursuing less — and how you be more successful following the same strategies.
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When I first met Tynan, I was blown away by how fun he was. Tynan has been a professional pickup artist, had a career as a gambler, been named the “Quintessential Man” by Stan Lee, lived in a RV… phew! Tynan has done everything. I wanted to know how he’s done so much — and how we can all carve out our own unique lifestyles and experience epic adventures.
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What's it like to be friends with famous people? Keith Ferrazzi is a _New York Times_ bestselling author and expert in building friendships with VIPs, celebrities, and famous entrepreneurs. Keith is so good at building friendships and connections he almost never eats a meal alone. In today's episode of _Noah Kagan Presents_, you'll hear Keith's secrets on forming friendships with whomever you want — including your idols.
Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/21
Most of us go through life on autopilot. New day, same routine. But, Jesse Itzler? Hell no. Jesse has been a rapper, entrepreneur, author, and athlete — and he invited a Navy SEAL to live with him for 30 days to push his limits. On this episode of _Noah Kagan Presents_ I sit down with Jesse Itzler to discuss stories and lessons from his wildly successful and unorthodox life.
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I had no idea a $74,000 Jaguar car could make me MORE miserable. In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents, I talk about my biggest “rich jerk” moment — and how it totally changed my view on what’s important. Listen along and learn how to be happy and stop possessions from running your life.
Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/19
Mike Posner is the Grammy-nominated artist behind the popular songs “Cooler Than Me” and “I Took a Pill in Ibiza.” In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents, I’m joined by Mike as he shares lessons he’s NEVER talked about before: on becoming successful, finding your passion, fighting jealousy, and tons more.
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Recently, I flew one of my podcast listeners to spend a day with me in Austin, TX. Learn as we dive deep into his experience side hustling and starting a business (including his weird stint writing porn titles). Plus, listen along as I share my tips on how to grow a business to the next level.
Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/17
This book changed my business. In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents, I share the 14 takeaways from Chet Holmes’s incredible book The Ultimate Sales Machine. This book has been helped me start multiple companies, grow Sumo Group to 8-figures, and more.
Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/16
YouTube binges, pushing friendships to the limit, and bad relationships. In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents, you’ll learn how these three things (and much more) helped Neville Medhora build a 6-figure copywriting empire.
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In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents, we go behind-the-scenes with Neville Medhora, who built a six-figure online business with digital information products and courses. Learn more at http://okdork.com/podcast/14
In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents, I talk to Nick Kokonas from the restaurant Alinea. Named "Best Restaurant in the World" by Elite Traveler Magazine, Nick takes us behind-the-scenes of his success at Alinea with lessons you can learn.
Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/13
Jonathan Coon changed my life during our 60-minute lunch. As the founder of 1-800-CONTACTS and Wikibuy.com, Jonathan knows more about building successful businesses than almost anyone. Hear me share his exact secret to success, why he always tips $100, removing friction from all aspects of life, and tons more.
Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/12
In this episode you’ll learn how Brian from Backlinko made $100,000 from a 2,000 person email list, the specific metrics for optimizing YouTube videos AND 1 tactic that permanently changed OkDork after this episode.
Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/11
In this episode I go DEEP on Jim Rohn. He’s someone you’ve likely never heard of and will be blown away by his wisdom.
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We discuss how repetition breeds mastery. How to be a professional vs a hobbyist. Why being a weirdo is okay, and tons of other useful nuggets.
In this episode I talk to my friend David Kadavy who's been a friend for 12 years. He's the host of the Love Your Work podcast.
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Today I'm sharing the story of why we spent $1,500,000 on Sumo.com. I discuss how I got past my reservations and in the process out my business partner Chad as Batman.
Why did I spend 7+ years, hire 3 brokers, and send over 200 emails to buy the 82nd most expensive domain in history?
Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/8
In this episode I break down my formula for creating new business ideas. By simply recognizing the things you want, you're guaranteed to always have at least one customer and that's you.
I also break down and debunk 3 common myths of "The Wantrepreneur" and give you a better way to start.
Not to #HumbleBrag but my old boss told me that AppSumo would never work. 7 years later AppSumo reaches nearly 1 million people a week, SumoMe helps over 150k sites a day, and our company is an 8 figure business. It all started because I simply wanted free software.
The Challenge: Spend today thinking of all your shower thoughts. Even the dumb ones.
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