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Jun 12, 2024

Sumo Day is one of the biggest sales of the year at AppSumo. And it’s for entrepreneurs like you, looking for the best software deals to grow their businesses. There are tools for marketers, agencies, content creators, developers and more. The sale goes until June 13, 2024 at noon CT, so if you want those juicy discounts, then get on it now. 

Here is your Harvard Business Review hook up with 10% off a subscription for access to business advice articles and their world class case studies. Go to hbr.org/subscriptions and use promo code NOAH for 10% off. 

 

In this week's episode, I sat down with an anonymous entrepreneur who sold his business for $500 million and has since dedicated his life to philanthropy. He shared with me his story from building a business to giving away a significant portion of his buyout and focusing on what truly matters: happiness and giving back. 

There’s also a ton of practical advice on how to manage substantial wealth and the balance between work and personal life. It's for anyone aspiring to achieve financial success while making a meaningful difference in the world.

 

You'll love these 3 lessons:

  • True happiness comes from within and aligning your life with your values.

  • Giving back and focusing on philanthropy can bring immense fulfillment.

  • Managing wealth effectively involves budgeting for what matters most to you and staying grounded.

 

All these plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way

 

Also if you loved hearing this episode about a $100m buyout, check out this episode with Gary Levitt who built a company for $50 and sold it for $42 Million, that’s episode 41 in this feed.

 

Jun 5, 2024

My company AppSumo is running an insane giveaway right now, where we are giving away a Cybertruck! Go to http://appsumo.com/sumoday/ to enter until June 14.

In this week's episode, I chat with Marc Louvion, the launching machine behind various successful apps like Ship Fast, Zen Voice, and Poop Up. He’s another one in our Solopreneur series.

For the last few years Marc has been relentlessly building and shipping apps that solve real life problems in hope of becoming the next Zuckerberg. He shares his path from a struggling entrepreneur to a thriving indie hacker keeping 92% of his profits. 

It’s a super interesting journey he’s been on and I love to see how successful he’s been by using a formula that you can copy in your own business..

 

You'll love these 3 lessons:

  • Showing up daily makes a difference.

  • Embracing failures as learning opportunities

  • Sharing your journey can build a loyal following and amplify your success.

 

All these plus a bunch more nuggets along the way.

 

Go give Marc some love: @marclouvion on Instagram & @marc_louvion on X

Also check out his companies:

ShipFast, IndiePage, LaunchViral, ZenVoice, PoopUp

 

If you loved this Solopreneur episode and want to listen to another, you’ll enjoy the episode we did with Justin Welsh which is one of our most downloaded episodes ever, check that out as ep 353 in this feed.

May 29, 2024

My company AppSumo is running an insane giveaway right now, where we are giving away a Cybertruck! Go to http://appsumo.com/sumoday/ to enter

In this week's episode, we celebrate an incredible milestone of 355 episodes over the past 7 years. I’m excited to share some of my favorite lessons from the amazing guests I’ve had the privilege of interviewing for this show.

Each of these extraordinary guests, many of whom are billionaires, have walked unique paths to their success. In this episode, you’ll discover 5 key insights that inspired their journeys and can inspire you to create your own success.

 

You'll love these 5 lessons:

  •  Focus on what only you can do.

  •  Double down on where you’re already earning.

  •  Emphasize the importance of service.

  •  Embrace experimentation.

  •  Cultivate resilience to overcome setbacks.

All these plus many more things I learned along the way.


Go give these guys some love:

 

Also if you loved hearing these exceptional people and want to check out their full episodes go back and check out:

  • Ep298 - Kevin Kelly 

  • Ep280 - Justin Welsh 

  • Ep329 - Larry Janesky

  • Ep273 - Paul Orfalea 

  • Ep309 - John Paul DeJoria

 

That’s all in this feed.

 

May 22, 2024

My company AppSumo is running an insane giveaway right now, where we are giving away a Cybertruck! Go to http://appsumo.com/sumoday/ to enter

Here is your Harvard Business Review hook up with 10% off a subscription for access to business advice articles and their world class case studies. Go to hbr.org/subscriptions and use promo code NOAH for 10% off. 

 

In today's episode, I break down how I made $3.3 million last year and how I spent it. Now, this isn't about boasting; rather, it's a transparent look into the complexities of managing substantial sums of money. There’s a lot of misconceptions about personal wealth management out there so I wanted to help share some clarity on how I do things. 

I’m super proud of where I’ve gotten to in recent years but managing this level of income presents a lot of challenges. I've been striving to streamline my finances, and you can join me on this journey. I hope you can be inspired and get rich as well. It’s a great feeling and I know you can do this too.

 

In this episode, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • How to invest back into your business to foster future wealth.

  • How to shield yourself from tax liabilities by using your personal projects as LLC’s.

  • What does having lots of money really mean to life satisfaction?

You’ll enjoy these things and a whole lot more.

 

If you liked this episode about hacking your wealth, you’ll also enjoy an older episode we did with Jeff Rose from Wealth Hacker (YouTube channel) you can find that as episode 194 in this feed.

I have also been sharing emails on my brutally honest advice on a variety of topics. People have been loving it. Sign up at noahkagan.com and join 350k other people who get juicy insights every week. 

 

May 16, 2024

My company AppSumo is running an insane giveaway right now, where we are giving away a Cybertruck! Go to http://appsumo.com/sumoday/ to enter

 Today we’re re-running our awesome episode with Justin Welsh! This guy is so IMPRESSIVE, and was one of our most popular episodes last year so we thought we’d put him in your ears once again. He runs a one-person business that does $1.7 million dollars a year, spends ZERO money on ads, and operates at a 94% margin! That’s right. He keeps most of the money.

What’s amazing is that some solopreneurs like to hire freelancers and virtual assistants, but Justin does everything himself. And he still has time to go on vacations frequently.

In this episode, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  1. How to turn one idea into multiple pieces of content

  2. The importance of being self-aware and accepting who you are

  3. How a panic attack influences the way Justin runs his business

I had a lot of fun talking to Justin, so go check him out:

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about running a one-person business and scaling it using systems, then you’ll love this episode…. AGAIN!

If you dig this episode and want to hear another successful Solopreneur story, go back and check out the conversation we did with Dan Koe, that’s 288 in this feed. 

And if you enjoy listening to the podcast, I would really appreciate it if you left a review on Apple Podcasts to help more people find out about it. I might shout you out in the next episode!

May 9, 2024

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There's something truly inspiring about immigrants who overcome significant challenges to achieve remarkable success by coming to America. In today's episode, we're speaking with Patrick Bet-David, who is well on his way to becoming a billionaire. 

We explore Patrick's remarkable journey, reflecting on growing up in war-torn Iran during the Islamic revolution, spending time in a refugee camp in Germany, and later serving in the US Military. From there, he transitioned to working for Morgan Stanley and TransAmerica before becoming their competitor and revolutionizing the entire insurance industry. Today, he owns 8 companies and recently sold one for a multi 9-figure sum.

In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • How unconditional love and unconditional pain has shaped his unbreaking resilience

  • How identifying your enemy can drive you to succeed

  • How he won in the competitive field of insurance sales

Enjoy these 3 things plus many nuggets along the way.

 

If you dig this episode and want to hear another Refugee turned billionaire story, go back and check out the conversation we did with Andrew Viterb, that’s 296 in this feed. 

Check out Patricks podcast PBD and his newest book Choose Your Enimies Wisely. His website is https://www.patrickbetdavid.com/ and you can find him on Instagram and Twitter.

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May 1, 2024

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In today's episode it’s all about landing those big-paying jobs by working for free. That’s right, you heard me, that’s no pay today BUT… a huge one down the line, let’s call it ‘Prework’. Roll in the six or seven-figure paydays.

I'll share how I snagged jobs and clients I wasn't qualified for; from my experience at mint.com, to how Jay Yang, Mitchel, Jeremy and Cameron all landed incredible opportunities working for me by going the extra mile. I'll break down how you can do the same and make it easy for people to hire you by putting a little extra effort in first.

In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • How to stand out and why those generic "Can I Help You?" messages fall flat

  • Where to uncover the hidden value your future employer is overlooking

  • Make yourself indispensable by going above and beyond, even without being prompted.

Enjoy these 3 things plus many nuggets along the way.

 

If you dug this episode and you're a fresh-faced job seeker, don't miss out on more career wisdom ‘10 Career Tips For Ambitious People in Their Twenties’ you find that in episode 162 of this feed.

 

FiveTaco is the easiest way to find software for solopreneurs, from productivity tools, to the latest AI tech to help run your business.

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Apr 25, 2024

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We’re back with our 3rd round of our ‘Brutally Honest’ series and this week it’s a deep one. I’m giving advice to my younger self again but this time it’s about relationships, specifically dating– but honestly most of this advice you can apply with adding anyone important in your life. 

Now I wish I'd paid more attention to relationships when I was younger, more importantly I wish I’d paid more attention to the relationship I had with myself. My relationships with other people often mirrored how badly I felt about myself. Constructive communication and mutual respect are vital for navigating conflicts and building a strong foundation. Creating your ideal relationship requires effort, honesty, and a willingness to invest in yourself and your partner.

So we’re going to explore everything I’ve learned about how to find the right person to share your life with. 

 

In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • What should you look for in another person
  • How to make yourself feel better
  • How similar making money and developing physical fitness are to dating

Enjoy these 3 things plus many nuggets along the way.

 

Check out Mark Manson’s book Models, it helped me a ton to get over some of my issues,

Also check Stephanie Rigg, she’s a certified relationship coach who helped me a lot too. 

If you're hungry for more of these ‘Brutally Honest’ episodes, join me as I jump into the time machine to drop some serious wisdom on my younger self. You can hear the first 2 about Careers and Business, that’s episode 346 & episode 348 of this feed!


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Apr 18, 2024

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This week, I caught up with Laura Roeder, a dear friend who also happens to be an exceptionally skilled businesswoman. She is the Founder of a coaching software business called Paperbell.

We chat about handling envy, finding contentment, and happiness in our lives, both at work and personally. Laura's approach involves skipping traditional meetings, relying on freelancers, and keeping everyone on the same page with informal company updates.

Laura's a master at dodging work in the best possible way—she's smart and super efficient with her time. Following her lead, you might just discover that a day's workload can be knocked out in just 2 hours.

In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • When’s the right time to sell a business and do you actually need to if running the business is so damn easy. 

  • The differences between selling SaaS products and courses.

  • Learn how to manage company updates and maintain alignment without traditional meetings.

 

Enjoy these 3 things plus more ear nuggets along the way.

Check out Laura’s website and her coaching software company Paperbell.  

If you're hungry for more efficiency tips to level up your business game, check out last week's episode, the second in our ‘Brutally Honest’ series. Join me as I jump into the time machine to drop some serious wisdom on my younger self about the do's and don'ts of business. You can hear that in episode 348 of this feed! 

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Apr 10, 2024

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Today is the next part of our brutally honest series. We're shifting from 'Career Advice' to 'Business Advice'. Careers are like dipping your toes in the water, but business is where the real cash flow happens. And you know me, I'm all about that money!

I’m jumping back into the Miata time machine for 'Back to Noah’s Future 2', where I’m sharing the best business advice I wish I knew back in the day, and hey, maybe it’ll help you out too.

People are always hustling to reinvent the wheel and create new paths in business but the best path is already cut for you. So Listen up to my mental torment, learn from my mishaps, and hop on the expressway to those sweet, sweet money bags

 

In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • Follow curiosity, not opportunity

  • Find people who are already saying yes to a sale and build your business around them.

  • The importance of being intent to get the ball rolling vs. being sustainable to win the game.

 

Enjoy these 3 things plus about 20 more ear nuggets along the way.

If you enjoyed this and want to hear more go back and check out last week's PT1. of our Brutally Honest Advice series about getting started in your career. That’s episode 346 in this feed

If you’re not on my mailing list, we have exclusive emails every week, go to noahkagan.com/noahs-nuggets and sign up today, there’s some juicy business nuggets for you to enjoy. 

 

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Apr 4, 2024

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Today Noah Chats with Chris Hutchins, host of "All the Hacks", about the growth of his podcast and the art of making bold asks. In this conversation you’ll hear Chris’s masterclass in ‘The Power of Asking for What you Want’. Remember my coffee challenge, imagine that but on whatever those big bodybuilders take. This is huge advice. 

Follow his intentionality and laser focus in asking his way to becoming one of the biggest podcasters out there. Together, we explore podcast growth strategies, effective monetization tactics, and the importance of taking small, consistent steps towards progress. 

 

In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • Making an ask easy to say yes to by doing the leg work for the person you’re asking

  • Strategies how to monetize any podcast, content or project you’re working on

  • Getting to no faster, how not to waste time on someone sitting on the fence, and moving on to the next option quicker.

 

Enjoy these 3 things plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way.

Check Out Chris @ http://chrishutchins.com and his Podcast 'All the Hacks' here 


If you enjoyed this and want to hear more about being a productive content creator, check out a previous episode we did with infamous YouTuber Ali Abdaal called How to Be Productive. That’s episode 332 in this feed.

 

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Mar 28, 2024

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Noah hops into his Miata shaped time machine to offer his younger self the Business Almanac Playbook, which has all the advice he’d ever need if he was to start over. 

In this episode you’ll hear 21 pieces of invaluable career advice. From the importance of being okay with uncertainty to the power of compounding & persistence, Noah shares practical insights from his professional highs and lows to help you navigate your own business journey today.

In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • Why being the hub, connecting people can have a positive return 15 years later.

  • How content creation is an opportunity magnet and most people give up too soon.

  • What does a healthy work / life balance look like for a successful entrepreneur?

 

Enjoy these 3 things plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way.

If you enjoyed this and want to hear more advice for young startups, go back and listen to our episode with Leif Rasmussen where he asks me questions about how to succeed as a young entrepreneur. That’s episode 291 in this feed.

 

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Mar 21, 2024

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Today we debunk common misconceptions about introverted entrepreneurs not being able to thrive in a world that prizes the loudest and boldest. 

Noah has been asked a lot recently about how Introverts can succeed in business, this episode provides actionable advice for navigating your entrepreneurial journey regardless of where you find your energy.

 

Follow these tips to optimize your introversion and you’ll be wealthy in no time. 

In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • Why you need to partner up with someone that is strong in your weakest areas

  • How to overcome the fear of getting started by doing things on your own terms

  • Why social skills and how you interact with people is a learnable skill-set that needs to be practiced just like any other skill-set.

 

Enjoy these 3 things plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way.

If you enjoyed this and want to know more about how to not let excuses hold you back from starting, check out the first chapter of my book called ‘Just Start’, which I exclusively recorded for as an episode here on this podcast. That’s episode 333 in this feed.

 

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Mar 14, 2024

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In this week's episode, Noah unravels the top 5 strategies that catapulted AppSumo to over $100 million. Picture entrepreneurship like a scientific exploration – testing hypotheses, conducting experiments, and fine-tuning. We've already paved the way; integrate these 5 strategies now, and watch your business ascend to the illustrious 100-million-dollar milestone.

Learn how using prefluencers, creating AppSumo Originals, leveraging giveaways, being public, and mastering email marketing can transform your business. These aren't just strategies; they're AppSumo's tried-and-tested tactics for success! 

 

In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • How to unlock growth with giveaways.
  • Where better customer connections can be made using email marketing.
  • Why you need to be consistent with creating content.

 

Enjoy these 3 things plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way.

If you enjoyed this and want to know how I’m able to make all this happen and how I manage to fit so much productivity into my week, go back and check out last week's episode where I break down my 100 million dollar schedule, that’s episode 343 in this feed.

 

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Mar 7, 2024

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In this episode, Noah answers a question he frequently receives about managing the complexities of running a business, writing a book, and maintaining a long-distance relationship. 

So here’s some great life hacks and organizational strategies to navigate this complicated balancing act. From clarifying priorities and color-coding calendars to hiring "CEOs" for each project. See how Noah plans his weekly, monthly, and yearly reviews, coupled with accountability partners for staying on track. 

All the practices, habits, and mindset that will help your efficiency and effectiveness in a multifaceted life.

 

In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

 

Priorities: Why focusing on fewer key priorities increases the likelihood of accomplishment. Identify your top three priorities and align your behavior accordingly. 

Time Management: How to color code your calendar to visualize how your time aligns with your priorities. 

Reflection & Action: How spending a little extra time organizing sets you up for that flawless execution. Less about perfection, more about becoming a consistent organized thinker. 

 

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Feb 29, 2024

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In this episode, Noah reveals all, sharing the exclusive never-before-released AppSumo Teammate Handbook. This is how AppSumo efficiently runs an $80 million business and nurtures an incredible company culture. 

Learn about our unique ethos, core values, and the dynamic operating manual that evolves with time. Discover how we approach money, experiments, teamwork, feedback, and scaling using a robust framework, while supporting the underdog. 

If you work with 5 or more people it’s worth putting together your own teamwork handbook, what would be in yours?

 

In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • Culture Club - Our success is rooted in its unique culture, influenced by principles like being resourceful, humble, and celebrating victories, while leaning on transparency, open communication, and a commitment to learning from failures.

  • Smooth Operator - The Teammate Handbook serves as a living document, evolving over time to reflect the company's values and practices. The manual covers diverse aspects, from financial approaches and experiments to teamwork, feedback, and scaling strategies, providing a comprehensive guide for efficient business operations.

  • Be your own Boss - Encouraging a sense of ownership at every level, from leadership to individual team members. The "lead by example" philosophy, coupled with open-door policies and an avoidance of committees, fosters an environment where everyone is empowered to contribute ideas and take responsibility for their work.

 

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Feb 22, 2024

 

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In this episode, Noah takes us behind the scenes of the Million Dollar Weekend book cover journey, revealing the power of A/B testing and data-driven decision-making when choosing everything from the title, image and even the color. 

All these tests and iterations culminated in the final version that resonates with readers. The episode highlights the commitment to constant testing, asking, and improving to achieve not just good but great results.

It’s worth thinking about - what can you test and improve in your business today?

 

In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • How to set up cost effective ad campaigns to identify winning elements of your projects.

  • What is the Broken Door Problem?

  • How can you stand out from the competition?

 

Enjoy these 3 things plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way.

If you enjoyed this and want to hear some success stories from MDW, go back and listen to our episode with Pat, an incredible business owner, and a beta tester for the book who is now crushing it with his business that’s episode 336 in this feed.

 

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Feb 16, 2024

Jacqueline Samira is the Founder and CEO of Howdy.com, the $100 million-valued company shaking up the recruitment space. She shares her remarkable journey. She discusses the challenges and boundaries faced by women entering the business world and emphasizes the power of a solution mindset developed through struggles. 

 

From setting revenue goals to creating a business model understandable by a child, she reveals the strategies behind her success. The episode also explores her approach to hiring, fostering a positive company culture, and the efficient balance between entrepreneurship and motherhood.

 

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In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • Solution Mindset: The power of leveraging personal struggles to find innovative solutions and overcome obstacles.

  • From Sales to Entrepreneur: Why being good at sales means being good with people and how that can open up many career opportunities.

  • Efficiency:  How having limited hours as a mom made her a more efficient entrepreneur, emphasizing the importance of time management and focus in achieving business goals.

 

Enjoy these 3 plus much more in this episode.

 

If you enjoyed this and want to hear more behind the scenes of creating this book, go back and listen to our episode with Mackenzie, another incredible business owner, she was on our beta team for the book and is now crushing it with her greetings card business that’s episode 336 in this feed

 

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Feb 8, 2024

It’s finally time, the book is out, it’s on the shelves and ready for your beautiful eyes.

Today we chat post-launch as I give my reflections on the release of my new book, "Million Dollar Weekend," which soared to #16 on Amazon. 

 

From meticulous preparation for interviews to debriefing both wins and losses, I share insights into the strategies that worked… or didn’t work, almost in real time as we release this book.

 

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In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: 

 

Each Sale Counts: The effectiveness of personalized, one-on-one messaging for sales, prioritizing quality over quantity in building meaningful connections to every sale.

 

Success Leaves Clues: Drawing inspiration from the success of others, learning from what works well and incorporating those lessons into your own projects.

 

Enjoy the Journey: The importance of finding satisfaction and joy in the process, celebrating wins, and making deliberate choices that align with personal fulfillment rather than marketing expectations.

 

If you enjoyed this and want to hear more behind the scenes of Million Dollar Weekend, go back and listen to last week's episode with Jon Youshaeig as he interviews me about the lead up to the launch. That’s  episode 338 in this feed.

 

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Jan 30, 2024

Today the roles reverse as Jon Youshaei takes the interviewer's chair to get the scoop on Noah Kagan's new book, 'Million Dollar Weekend.' 

 

We explore the main goals in crafting the book and devising a marketing plan, including the audacious aim of 1000 reviews on launch and how we built a launch Beta team.

 

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In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: 

  • Find a Worthy Market: How to evaluate market trends and identify opportunities for sustainable growth. 

  • Simplicity Wins: The power of simplicity by focusing on a single goal—like reaching 1000 reviews.

  • The Survey Method: Exploring the value of live engagement, and how to test and iterate based on feedback.

 

If you enjoyed this and want to hear more behind the scenes of Million Dollar Weekend, go back and listen to last week's episode with Mackenzie (a beta reader of the book), she talks about using the lessons learned in creating her $50,000 a year Greeting Cards business. That’s episode 338 in this feed.

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Jan 25, 2024

Today we are chatting with Mackenzie, a former corporate strategist from Apple and Warby Parker, who plans on taking on Hallmark & American Greetings by revolutionizing the greetings card industry through her Shopify store and newsletter. 

 

As an early reader of "Million Dollar Weekend," Mackenzie unveils the real-life applications of the book's principles. We delve into her revelations, the challenges of starting small, and the triumph of making that crucial first sale. 

 

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In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • Embrace the idea that you may never feel ready to start, but the key is to start anyway.

  • Play to your strengths in business and do more of what is already working.

  • Don't be afraid to be messy in the kitchen of entrepreneurship; the process matters more than appearances.

 

If you enjoyed this and want to hear more behind the scenes of creating this book, go back and listen to last week's episode where I break down our entire marketing strategy, that’s episode 335 in this feed



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Jan 23, 2024

Today we chat with Pat, a former YouTube consultant and former head of customer success at Tubics, as he shares his Million Dollar Weekend journey. 

Uncover the incredible transformation from being the "biggest procrastinator" to validating and setting up an entire business within 48 hours. Pat's experience reveals the power of taking action, overcoming discomfort in sales, 

 

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In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • Pivoting his professional experience into a new agency venture.

  • Making sales is not evil, and rejection is not a setback but a step forward

  • Leaving the safety of a stable income for the unlimited upside potential of entrepreneurship.

 

If you enjoyed this and want to hear more behind the scenes of creating this book, go back and listen to last week's episode where I break down our entire marketing strategy, that’s episode 335 in this feed



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Jan 16, 2024

In this solo episode, Noah Kagan takes us behind the marketing campaign of "Million Dollar Weekend." From achieving impressive pre-sales, to cultivating organic strategic partnerships, Noah breaks down the key elements that he hopes will contribute to the book's success. 

This episode is a comprehensive guide to effective book marketing.

 

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In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • Setting Ambitious Goals: Noah outlines his chapter growth machine strategy, emphasizing the importance of setting ambitious yet achievable goals for book sales and leveraging timelines to drive results.

  • Strategic Influencer Outreach: The episode delves into Noah's Dream 10 approach, highlighting the significance of reaching out to influencers well in advance and making connections easy to facilitate collaboration.

  • Quality Over Quantity: Noah emphasizes the importance of creating a book that stands out and resonates with readers, focusing on quality over quantity, data-driven decision-making, and building genuine engagement with the audience.

 

If you enjoyed this and want to hear more behind the scenes of creating this book, go back and listen to last week's episode with Tahl Raz who helped me write this epic book, that’s episode 334 in this feed

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Jan 9, 2024

Today Noah sits down with Tahl Raz, the best selling author and renowned ghostwriter, the secret sauce behind Noah's new book, "Million Dollar Weekend." The duo explore the creative process, spending time in a cabin, the challenges of working together to the aspirations of being a category killer

 

Everything you need to know about what went into the transformation of Noah's vision into a unique blueprint for entrepreneurs. Tahl delves into the intricacies of crafting a book that stands the test of time.

 

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In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • How a collaborative process of aligning ideas and emotions in crafting "Million Dollar Weekend", made a book that's not just informative but transformative.

  • What were the best and worst aspects of working with each other, highlighting the infectious enthusiasm, the willingness to share the journey's highs and lows, and the challenge of balancing conflict avoidance with strong opinions.

  • Why should you treat writing a book like it’s a tech company, incorporating beta testing and focus on simple, actionable feedback for the chapters as if it was a product.

 

If you enjoyed this and want to hear a small teaser of the book go back and listen to the first chapter of the audio book from last week, that’s episode 333 in this feed

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Jan 5, 2024

In this week's episode, Noah shares Chapter One of his new book, "Million Dollar Weekend." 

Noah dives into his backstory, from being fired from Facebook and losing a billion dollars, to dusting himself off and starting before feeling ready, creating a marketing plan for Mint with no prior experience.

He shares his experience of not fitting the traditional mold to battling feelings of unworthiness. He recounts his experiences traveling the world, tackling every business opportunity that came his way, by not over thinking and using the superpower of starting now, not later. Act first and think later.

 

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In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:

  • Where to get your business ideas from -  Ask a friend what they think you’d be good at and get them to invest the 1st dollar.

  • The Freedom Number: Find the monthly recurring figure you need, commit to it, and use it as a fixed goal to stay focused, productive, and confident.

  • Now, Not How: Overthinking is a path to failure; successful entrepreneurs act first and figure out the details later. The emphasis is on taking immediate action.

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