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Aug 17, 2023

In today’s episode, I talk to best-selling author and YouTuber, Tiago Forte.

After years of struggling with a chronic illness that no specialists could find a cure for, Tiago created his own process to research, collect, and organize information so he could figure out how to live a healthier and pain-free life.

That experience led him to write his first best-selling book Building a Second Brain, which helped Silicon Valley businesses, NASA scientists, and everyday people just like yourself reach their greatest potential. 

Now, Tiago has published his second book, The PARA Method: a simple and intuitive four-step system that helps us sort all the information flooding our brains from the digital world so we can live better, smarter, and more fulfilled lives.

You can check out the PARA method at www.ForteLabs.com/Books

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how best-selling books BECOME best-sellers, you’ll love this episode.

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

  1. How long it ACTUALLY takes for non-fiction books to hit peak popularity (it’s WAY longer than you think)
  2. What is the REAL money-maker when you write a book
  3. And the ONE critical promotional tactic that all authors miss out on!

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

📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email book@okdork.com to join

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Aug 11, 2023

Brian Balfour was the Head of Growth at HubSpot, started multiple VC-backed companies, and has grown brands to MILLIONS of daily active users. Today, he’s the founder of Reforge — a REALLY cool tool that gives you access to things like onboarding docs, presentation decks, brand positioning, org charts, roadmaps, etc. from top-performing business leaders like:

 

- Andrew Chen of Andreessen Horowitz

- Lauryn Isford the Head of Growth @ Notion

- And Helen Kupp the Sr. Director of Product Strategy @ Slack

 

It’s like Github for tech startup businesses.

 

Check out Reforge at www.reforge.com.

 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to SUPERCHARGE your business’s growth, you’ll love this episode.

 

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

- Why being a CEO isn’t actually as awesome as people make it seem

- What Brian does to make every new business launch EPIC

- The EXACT strategies Brian uses to scale companies in a big way

 

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

 

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Aug 3, 2023

Mark Jenney grew up homeless, dropped out of highschool, created his first business when he was 13, and started 30 more companies after that!

 

This guy has sold over a BILLION dollars worth of products online, and has sold basically anything and EVERYTHING!!

 

After exiting from five businesses he built to over 8-figures, Mark now spends his time creating one-of-a-kind luxury Airbnbs.

 

Check out his Airbnbs and other things he’s up to on his Twitter: @MarkJenney

 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to succeed at business after starting dozens of companies, you’ll love this episode.

 

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

- How Mark recovered from his business partner taking ALL his money and moving to another country

- Why Mark always looks to “play the right game” (and why you should, too)

- Whether Mark chased happiness or wealth… and which one ACTUALLY brought him success

 

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



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Jul 27, 2023

In today’s episode, I’m sharing all the BIG JUICY details about how we go viral on YouTube!!

 

Two years ago I had the goal of reaching 250k YouTube subscribers… today, I now have over 800k subs. This kind of growth didn’t happen overnight. It took a lot of trial and error and posting lots of different types of content to find what worked.

 

How did we figure out our exact process? Hit play to find out.

 

If you want to grow BIG on YouTube, you’ll love this episode.

 

Try these tips out on your channel and let me know how they work for you.

 

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Jul 21, 2023

In today’s episode, I talk to John Paul Dejoria of Paul Mitchell haircare and Patron Tequila.

John Paul is a BILLIONAIRE. Both of his companies are billion-dollar empires, but this dude didn’t just have everything handed to him.

He grew up on the streets of LA, started his hair care company out of his car, lived off $2 dollars per day, and HUSTLED to make his dreams happen.

And now, he gives a ton of it back to charity. Check out JPJ’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation at www.PeaceLoveHappinessFoundation.org/. And check out his documentary: https://www.goodfortunemovie.com/ 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to scale billion-dollar brands in totally unrelated industries, you’ll love this episode.

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

- How knocking on doors made him a billionaire

- Why you DO NOT want to be in the “selling” business

- And why you can’t believe what people tell you about yourself

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

🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo

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👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K

 

Jul 13, 2023

Round 20 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah.

In this episode, we are going to talk about: 

- How to price a subscription.

- Sourcing outside help with financing your business

- The billion-dollar question about billion-dollar businesses

And if you want me to answer your question in a future episode, submit here:

https://okdork.com/asknoah

 

P.S. Need help turning a business idea into reality? I reopened my course Monthly1K for just $10 (kinda limited time). Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K.

🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo

 

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Jul 7, 2023

In today’s episode, I’m giving y’all an update on what’s going on at AppSumo! This is a new series we’re trying out called This Week at AppSumo (aka, TWAS). 

I think most of you out there know that I’m the founder and CEO of AppSumo (the BEST site for software deals online!) and since I started it 13 years ago, it’s grown to a 8-figure/year company.

But the truth is — I’m still learning new things every day at the business. So these episodes are my time to share what I’m learning, mistakes we’ve made, and behind-the-scenes moments at the business that you won’t find anywhere else. 

If you’re a founder, I hope these episodes give you ideas of things to try in your business (or maybe NOT try…) or I hope you find them interesting and entertaining!

Hit me up on Instagram and let me know what you think about this new series (I reply to DMs).

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the day-to-day decisions we make to grow AppSumo, you’ll love this episode.

In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 5 BIG things:

  • What are 'Retros' 
  • Future planning 
  • Long bets
  • Removing yourself from the business
  • Having the right people around

Enjoy those 5 things… plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way.

🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo 

🤑 Save money on software during Sumo Days (hurry, ends soon)!

✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails)

📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email book@okdork.com to join

👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K

Jun 30, 2023

 

Manny is a SUPER successful real estate entrepreneur with a net worth of over $200 million dollars — but he didn’t come from a wealthy family and he wasn’t born with the “right” connections… In fact, life wasn’t always easy for Manny and his family.

 

They immigrated to the US when Manny was young, fleeing a war-torn environment, and Manny actually knew NOTHING about America when he arrived. He couldn’t even speak English and his family slept in a car to save money.

 

Today, Manny is a luxury car enthusiast and created a real estate empire — and, he teaches people how to invest and profit off real estate in his online courses, which you can find at www.MannyKhoshbin.com

 

He’s come a LONG way.

 

Check out Manny on Instagram @MannyKhoshbin

 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to go from selling nuts door-to-door to having a multi-million dollar real estate portfolio (yes, Manny did that), then you’ll love this episode.

 

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

- How Manny bounced back from losing ALL his savings to a con artist when first starting out as an entrepreneur

- Why he believes his success comes down to never waiting for a helping hand

- And the ONE mentor who changed his life trajectory forever…

 

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



🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! We have what you need at AppSumo.

 

✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails)

 

📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email book@okdork.com to join.

 

👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K.

 

Jun 22, 2023

In today’s episode, I talk to serial entrepreneur and commodities trader Rafa Martinez.

 

Rafa is on his way to billionaire status — he got massive success by trading natural commodities on the stock market and starting businesses.

 

But life hasn’t always been easy for Rafa.

 

When Rafa was 12, he immigrated to the US from El Salvador with his family — escaping crime and violence from the civil war. They came to the US with the dream of a better life and future, but had to start completely from scratch working minimum wage jobs and living in a 1½ bedroom apartment as a family.

 

Rafa has one of the most touching rags to riches stories I’ve ever heard — can’t wait for you to hear it.

 

Check out Rafa on Instagram @RafaMartinez812 and Rafa’s racing club.

 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to get massive success after losing everything, you’ll love this episode.

 

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

- Rafa’s no BS explanation of how he ACTUALLY became a millionaire trading natural gas

- Why Rafa feels NO stress… even in high-risk situations

- And how Rafa lost $60 MILLION dollars in 3 weeks… and made back $180 million!!

 

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



🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo

 

✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails)

 

📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email book@okdork.com to join

 

👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K

 

Jun 15, 2023

In today’s episode, I’m giving y’all an update on what’s going on at AppSumo! This is a new series we’re trying out called This Week at AppSumo (aka, TWAS).

I think most of you out there know that I’m the founder and CEO of AppSumo (the BEST site for software deals online!) and since I started it 13 years ago, it’s grown to a 8-figure/year company.

But the truth is — I’m still learning new things every day at the business. So these episodes are my time to share what I’m learning, mistakes we’ve made, and behind-the-scenes moments at the business that you won’t find anywhere else.

If you’re a founder, I hope these episodes give you ideas of things to try in your business (or maybe NOT try…) or I hope you find them interesting and entertaining!

Hit me up on Instagram and let me know what you think about this new series (I reply to DMs). 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the day-to-day decisions we make to grow AppSumo, you’ll love this episode.

 

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

- Learning From Mistakes: How we’re solving the mistake I made at AppSumo 3 years ago

- Turning Weaknesses into Strengths: The strategy we use during slow seasons to benefit the business AND customers

- Doing More of What Works: What we’re doubling-down on that brings us more success 

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

 

🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo

🤑 Save money on software during Sumo Days (hurry, ends soon)! 

✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails)

📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email book@okdork.com to join


👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K

Jun 9, 2023

What’s up, you beautiful bastards. It’s your boy Jam Out aka Rabbi Can’t Lose aka Noah Kagan.

This episode is part of the Ask Noah Series. I was #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint.com, and I’ve helped build a bunch of companies that have done pretty well.

Today, I run AppSumo.com. It is the #1 website for software deals. We promote INSANE software at great prices for solopreneurs. 

If you are growing or starting an online business, go check out AppSumo.com.

Today, we have 3 amazing questions we’ll be going over:

  1. When did you know it was time to hire and what role was it for?

  2. I feel like I’m special and can do more than others… Do all entrepreneurs feel that way? Do you have to feel like that to be successful?

  3. Every business idea I have already exists and it stops me from taking action!!! 

These are questions you’ve submitted, and I’m going be giving you detailed answers about them. 

Submit your own questions at OkDork.com/AskNoah.

Jun 1, 2023

In today’s episode, I was inspired by the awesome dudes over at the Tropical MBA Podcast to share some more PERSONAL things going on in my life. We’re talking about what it feels like to be a founder.

I think a lot of times people look at my Twitter (@NoahKagan) or YouTube channel, or even AppSumo’s website, and think that everything’s going AMAZING.

But the truth is…

There have been some challenging things going on lately over at AppSumo.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about what’s going on in my life and with AppSumo, you’ll love this episode.

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

  • What people THINK being a founder is like…
  • vs. the reality of what it’s ACTUALLY like
  • Plus, 2 big things that can help all you founders out there when things aren’t going to plan

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

 

Get weekly updates from me here: OkDork.com/Newsletter/


Also, if you want to launch your own business but don’t know where to start, I reopened my course Monthly1K for just $10. It’s helped thousands of people start their business journey and I know it will help you, too. Head over to OkDork.com/Monthly1K and sign up.

May 25, 2023

In today’s episode, I talk to Anand Sanwal of the market research company, CB Insights.

 Anand bootstrapped CB Insights for 6 years… And now it’s worth over $100 million dollars!!!

 He’s a really impressive guy and knows a thing or two about growing a company.

 This episode also goes into the current state of the startup market, the importance of defining the right priorities for your business, and why every business SHOULDN’T appeal to every customer.

 Check out Anand Sanwal on Twitter at @asanwal.

 If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the data that’s driving businesses forward, you’ll love this episode.

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

- The difference between good ideas and bad ideas, and why you need to be able to identify them

- The fiction book that taught Anand the MOST about business

- And the ONE sub-market that’s raising a TON of money right now

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


Also, if you want to launch your own business but don’t know where to start, I reopened my course Monthly1K for just $10. It’s helped thousands of people start their business journey and I know it will help you, too. Head over to OkDork.com/Monthly1K and sign up.

May 19, 2023

In today’s episode, I revisit one of our most popular episodes EVER.

I talk to Ali Abdaal - a UK-based Youtuber who grew his channel to over 4.2 million subscribers in 5 years WHILE being a full-time doctor. We recorded an interview back in June 2021 where I detailed exactly how he was able to pull this off, so make sure to check it out if you’re interested in growing your audience while working a full-time job. 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to identify and refocus your energy on the things that matter most, you’ll love this episode.

You’ll enjoy 3 BIG things from this conversation:

- Why Ali set up an email account to find his future wife

- How to find purpose and meaning

- The difference between Type 1 & Type 2 fun

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


Also, if you want to launch your own business but don’t know where to start, I reopened my course Monthly1K for just $10. It’s helped thousands of people start their business journey and I know it will help you, too. Head over to OkDork.com/Monthly1K and sign up.

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

May 12, 2023

What’s up, you beautiful bastards. It’s your boy Paella Lover aka Rabbi Can’t Lose aka Noah Kagan. 

This episode is part of the Ask Noah Series. I was #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint.com, and I’ve helped build a bunch of companies that have done pretty well. 

Today, I run AppSumo.com. It is the #1 website for software deals. We promote INSANE software at great prices for solopreneurs.  

If you are growing or starting an online business, go check out AppSumo.com.

 

Today, we have 3 amazing questions we’ll be going over:

  1. What I would do to 4X my customer growth in 2023

  2. How to STOP overanalyzing and just get started

  3. And what should you do: pick your business or your day job???

These are questions you’ve submitted, and I’m going be giving you detailed answers about them. 

Submit your own questions at OkDork.com/AskNoah.

May 4, 2023

In today’s episode, I talk to Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired magazine.

Kevin is a writer, photographer, and philanthropist best known for his role as the executive editor of Wired, one of the top technology magazines in the world! 

He travels all over the world giving talks on things like the clock he built that will tick for 10,000 years, and why he’s cataloging every living species on earth.

Plus, he’s a best-selling author of many books, and his latest one is out now!

Check out Excellent Advice for Living for bits of advice Kevin wished he knew earlier in his life, and tweet-sized bits of wisdom. You can order it on Amazon right now!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about what EVERYONE’S life purpose is, you’ll love this episode. 

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

1. Why you DON’T want to be great (greatness is overrated)

2. What actually stops people from succeeding (spoiler alert: it’s NOT money)

3. The “immediacy filter” that defines his schedule 

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

If you want to launch your own business but don’t know where to start, I reopened my course Monthly1K for just $10! It’s helped thousands of people start their business journey and I know it will help you, too. Head over to OkDork.com/Monthly1K to sign up.

And check out TidyCal, our scheduling tool. New Mutual Availability beta feature out now!


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Apr 28, 2023

In today’s episode, we’re trying something different!

 

Usually, y’all know I have one guest and I ask them a whole bunch of questions. 

 

BUT today, I have THREE guests. And I asked each of them to give me the advice they wish they could tell their 20-year-old self.

 

In today’s episode, you’ll hear from:

 

- Bing Gordon: Former chief creative officer of the video game company Electronic Arts 

- Paul Orfalea: Founder of Kinkos… which sold for over $2.6 BILLION dollars!!

- And Bob Metcalfe: Who invented the ethernet cable… which was the original internet.

 

ALL of these guys have two things in common: They’re AT LEAST 70-years-old and they’re all multi-millionaires… or billionaires!

 

Who better to get advice from in your 20s!?



If you’ve ever wanted to learn about what 70 year-olds would tell their 20-year-old selves, you’ll love this episode.

 

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

- What Bing Gordon DIDN’T do in his 20s that would have made his life a whole lot easier

- The advice Paul Orfalea’s mom gave him when HE was in his 20s

- And the ONE skill Bob Metcalfe wishes he learned sooner… that you can learn NOW.

 

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

 

If today’s episode inspires you to start your own business but you don’t know where to start — join my Monthly1K course!! I just reopened it and you can join it now for just $10 bucks. Yep, it’s not a subscription. You just buy it once and I walk you step by step through how to create a one thousand dollar per month business. Head over to OkDork.com/Monthly1K to sign up.

And check out TidyCal, our scheduling tool. New Mutual Availability beta feature out now!


✉️ Signup for my weekly newsletter (I reply to emails): https://okdork.com/email-newsletter/

 

Apr 21, 2023

In today’s episode, I talk to Andrew Viterbi, co-founder of Qualcomm and creator of the Viterbi algorithm.

When Andrew was just 4 years old, he came to the US as a refugee from Italy. By 10 years old, he already had a passion for math and technology and wanted to study at MIT university (spoiler alert… he did!).

Now, Andrew is in his 80s!!!! And he’s known for being the co-founder of Qualcomm — a $120 BILLION dollar company!!! And he also invented the Viterbi algorithm. 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to invent an algorithm and make your own luck, you’ll love this episode.

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

- How money changed Andrew’s life coming from nothing to being a billionaire

- If Andrew regrets working as hard as he did to get major success

- And the #1 thing he thinks startups NEED to be successful

 

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

If you want to launch your own business but don’t know where to start, I reopened my course Monthly1K for just $10. It’s helped thousands of people start their business journey and I know it will help you, too. Head over to OkDork.com/Monthly1K to sign up.

✉️ Signup for my weekly newsletter (I reply to emails): https://okdork.com/email-newsletter/ 

Apr 13, 2023

Today’s guest needs no introduction — it’s Steve Chou!! The husband behind My Wife Quit Her Job, entrepreneur extraordinaire, and now third-timer on this podcast (I think he gets first place for most appearances on the pod… Thanks Steve!)

Not only is Steve a million-dollar entrepreneur and popular content creator, but he’s also a dad to two teenage kids — and spoiler alert… they still like him!!! And today, Steve’s here to talk about how he made that happen, and why he wrote a book about it…

Check out Steve’s new book at: The Family First Entrepreneur

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to make BIG money without sacrificing family time, you’ll love this episode.

 

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

- The three words I told Steve that helped him make a million bucks… but almost cost him his marriage (oops… sorry Steve)

- Steve’s plan to make his kid’s college applications BETTER than the competition

- Why ego is the BEST friend everyone should have

 

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

Before you dive into the show, make sure to check out TidyCal — it’s our calendar booking system we built because we were tired of complicated and expensive scheduling tools. The team’s been putting a lot of work into it and users are loving it, so give it a try!!

 

Also, if you want to launch your own business but want help getting started, I reopened my course Monthly1K for just 10 bucks!!! It’s helped thousands of people start their business journey and I know it will help you, too. Head over to OkDork.com/Monthly1K to sign up.

✉️ Signup for my weekly newsletter (I reply to emails): https://okdork.com/email-newsletter/ 

Apr 6, 2023

In today’s episode, I talk about my dinner with Peter Thiel.

 

He is the co-founder of PayPal and Palantir, a billionaire investor, and the author of the bestselling book Zero to One.

 

In late 2021, my best friend Nevile and I had an opportunity to grab dinner with him and it was a WILD experience. 

 

Here’s a few GIGANTIC nuggets you are gonna learn in this episode:

1. Waking up early, drinking wine, and willpower

2. What kind of phone Peter uses

3. Zombification of all thoughts

 

Enjoy those 3 things plus a bunch more along the way.

 

P.S. Need help turning a business idea into reality? I reopened my course Monthly1K for just $10 (kinda limited time). Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K.

✉️ Signup for my weekly newsletter (I reply to emails): https://okdork.com/email-newsletter/ 

Mar 30, 2023

In today’s episode, I talk to Suumit Shah of Dukaan. 

Suumit is a software engineer from Bangalore, India—AKA the Silicon Valley of India!!

When the pandemic started and people everywhere were looking for ways to sell online, Suumit noticed a BIG problem. There were tons of websites to help people start online stores but NONE of them were smartphone friendly.

So he created Dukaan in 48-hours. (Y’all know I’m a BIG fan of building a business in a weekend!!)

Then he listed it on AppSumo to get customers and make $130k.

Dang. Good work Suumit!!

You can actually shop Dukaan on AppSumo RIGHT NOW. It’s just $69, there’s no subscription fees, and you can set up a store right from your phone. Go to www.AppSumo.com/Products/Dukaan

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about what the Silicon Valley of India is like, you’ll love this episode.

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

- What people DON’T know about India’s entrepreneurship scene

- Suumit’s biggest life lesson for people to succeed and stand out like he has

- And how Suumit built and launched a million-dollar business in a weekend 

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

Also, if you want to launch your own business but don’t know where to start, I reopened my course Monthly1K for just $10. It’s helped thousands of people start their business journey and I know it will help you too. Head over to OkDork.com/Monthly1K and sign up.

Also, remember to go subscribe to my email list. I put my BEST tips into a single short email each week (and hook up exclusive content to email subscribers). SendFox.com/Noah.

And make sure you are subscribed to my YouTube channel at YouTube.com/OkDork. If you love these episodes you’re going to love the videos we post too.

Get more from Suumit on Twitter at @SuumitShah

Remember to check out www.JoinHampton.com, a highly vetted membership community for entrepreneurs, founders and CEOs created by Sam Parr of The Hustle and the My First Million Podcast. Get your application in before spots fill up.

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Mar 23, 2023

Last week I did a LIVE podcast episode for the first time with some friends:

 

- Neville Medhora of Copywriting Course

- Sam Parr of The Hustle and My First Million Podcast

- Nick Gray, author of the The 2-Hour Cocktail Party and founder of Museum Hack

- Justin Mares of Kettle & Fire, Surely Non-Alcoholic Wine, and Perfect Keto

 

It was great, y’all. 

 

Thanks to SXSW and the AppSumo team for organizing it, and the audience for coming out.

 

We talked all about how to succeed as a content creator 2023, there was an audience Q&A, and it was a ton of fun.

 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn exactly how content creators get successful, you’ll love this episode.

 

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

1. What content channels we’re MOST excited about right now

2. The tools we NEED to make the best content

3. And the EXACT formulas we use to grow our audience today

 

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

 

Check out some of the tools I mention in the episode:

 

- Castmagic.io

- SendFox.com

- Clickup.com

 

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Mar 16, 2023

In today’s episode, I talk to 19-year-old business student and entrepreneur, Leif Rasmussen!

 

I met Leif and his dad randomly, and it worked out perfectly because y’all ask me all the time what advice I have for young entrepreneurs. But, I haven’t been a teenager in a long time!

 

Luckily, Leif is a 19-year-old business student here in Austin, and he also runs a knife-sharpening business on the side that makes about $20k/year!

 

Check out Leif’s knife-sharpening business at SharpNAustin.com.



So in today’s episode, Leif asks me questions about how to succeed as a young entrepreneur and I ask him about his business goals—and we get into some deep life conversations along the way.

 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn what it’s like to be a young entrepreneur, you’ll love this episode.

 

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

  1. How to put yourself in a position of hypergrowth, no matter what age you are

  2. Why you need to surround yourself with people who DISAGREE with you

  3. And how to experiment with the dials of your life to find what fits you best

 

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

 

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Mar 9, 2023

In today’s episode, I talk to Grammy-nominated musician, Ben Kweller.

 

Ben started in the music industry when he was 12 years old! He was part of the popular band Radish—which was signed to major record label, Mercury Records. 

 

But when Ben was 19, Radish disbanded. So Ben moved to New York and went solo.

 

30 years later, he’s still releasing new music, runs a production studio, and mentors musicians to help them navigate the behind-the-scenes side of the music industry.

 

Check out Ben Kweller’s music wherever you listen, and get more from him on his website BenKweller.com.

 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about what it’s like to be a young rockstar, you’ll love this episode.

 

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

1. Why Ben never had a backup plan out of the music industry

2. How “jam-nesia” is the KEY to having a long-term music career 

3. And what ACTUALLY makes you money as a musician (spoiler alert: it’s not your songs)

 

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

If you’re interested in helping support Ben and his family through this difficult time, check out this GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/Doriankweller

 

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Mar 2, 2023

In today’s episode, I talk to Nick Huber, founder of The Sweaty Startup.

Nick sold his first storage business, Storage Squad, for 7 figures!! Now, he owns and operates Bolt Storage which has 42 different self storage facilities taking up over 1.9 million square feet that he rents out and makes bank from.

Check out Nick Huber on Twitter @SweatyStartup and his website SweatyStartup.com.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the business opportunities in storage units, you’ll love this episode.

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

 

- Why good businesses (and relationships) don’t need innovation

- A look into the business of self storage and how you can get into it yourself

- And Nick’s exact playbook for how to replicate his success

 

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


Also, if you want to launch your own business but don’t know where to start, I reopened my course Monthly1K for just $10. It’s helped thousands of people start their business journey and I know it will help you, too. Head over to OkDork.com/Monthly1K and sign up.

 

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