Today I have Justin Jackson on the show. Justin is a coder, a writer, a father AND a mega-successful entrepreneur who managed to build a huge community around his values and skills and launch multiple products to them, including online courses and digital software such as Transistor.fm. I was really inspired by Justin’s repurposing game and how he shows up everywhere openly sharing his thoughts and ideas. In this episode we talked about how to find your voice as a content creator.
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My guest today has been experimenting with online brands since 2008. At some point he got introduced to the concept of Fulfillment by Amazon, and started experimenting with this new platform. The result – In the past couple of years he has managed to build and grow multiple successful eCommerce brands, some of which made 7 figures. Today he is one of the leading influencers in the eCommerce field with a huge engaged community surrounding him, and some of them even get to be coached by him to build their own 7 figure eCommerce brands.
Itay Adam is a serial entrepreneur and is one of my mentors in business. He has made millions, lost millions, he has been active on the dark side of the internet as well as the bright side. He built startups – product companies – and pitched to investors, and he was the one always telling me to raise my prices as a creative.
Growing an Engaged Community & Staying Creative with Your Offers (w/ Jason Zook – Creative Entrepreneur)
Jason Zook is one of the most creative entrepreneurs that I’ve ever met or even heard of. He left his dayjob, and managed to creatively build a 7 figure business called iWearYourShirt which was covered on almost every possible news outlet. He basically wore tshirts of brands and made a creative viral video on a daily basis wearing tshirts with the paying company’s logo. But then he found himself in a lifestyle he did not want for himself – so he made a bold descision, shut down iWearYourShirt and make a new lifestyle for himself.
If you ever wondered why and HOW to install a Facebook Pixel on your site and what you can do with it, THIS IS THE PERFECT episode for you. This started as a regular interview but quickly turned into a full-on Masterclass in which I shared my screen, and Azriel took over my mouse and started spilling super practical tips: Starting from the basics as to HOW to install and use a Facebook Pixel on your WordPress site (and any other kind of site), and up to advanced features like custom events, FB Ad funnels, and building custom analytics dashboards for your ad funnels.
Building Tribes & Overcoming Obstacles to Become a Better You (w/ Mark Bowness – Business Coach & Founder of Million Dollar You)
This episode is about building communities online, and overcoming obstacles to become a better you. Most of you have heard of Calvin Wayman who was my first coach who I hired when I was in debt and on the verge of going bankrupt. But what you might not know is that I actually have 4 coaches/mentors at the moment. Each one in charge of a different aspect of my business. Our guest today is my coach for building THIS tribe of Mindful & Ruthless, and for building and launching my own coaching program for creative entrepreneurs. He is a coach and community master, and he’s on a mission to influence a BILLION lives.
Our guest today is an award-winning journalist & PR expert with more than a decade of experience in TV & Media. She’s been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, the Huffington Post, Time, Yahoo, CNN, News 12 in NY, and many other media outlets. In this interview, she and I talked about how to utilize mainstream media and PR as solopreneurs. This is definitely something I’ve been wanting to dig into lately so this interview comes at the perfect time for me.
From Rapping on Tour to a 100K Youtube Channel as a Stay-at-home Dad (w/ Glenn Henry — Belief in Fatherhood)
My guest today is a super talented and successful rapper. He was deep in the rap game, building his rapping career, traveling on tours across the US. But when he became a father he made a bold decision: He decided that he wants to stay home, with his kids and wife, instead of living his life on tour.
Instagram and Facebook Growth for your Personal Brand (w/ Veronica Amarante — Social Media & Brand Strategy Expert)
Veronica Amarante is a social media expert & brand strategist. She helps other entrepreneurs and businesses create their Social Media Strategy. This was a super practical, value-packed conversation that I had with the amazing Veronica Amarante ( The Make It Happen Department – Social Media and Branding).
Inside the Mind of a 7 Figure Family-oriented Entrepreneur & Influencer (w/ Pat Flynn — Founder of Smart Passive Income)
For the past couple of years, I have been following a podcast called ‘Smart Passive Income’ – a podcast hosted by an extraordinary entrepreneur called Pat Flynn. While this is one of the best podcasts I’ve ever heard and valued from, there is something even more interesting: Pat has managed to build his business around his Family lifestyle! He makes 7 figures (and shares his income reports on his site) while still being able to work from his home environment and make time for his wife and kids.
Your Mindset & Neural Networks Are the Key to Your Success (w/ Dr. Shannon Irvine — High-achievement Coach & Neural-Psychology Expert)
Dr Shannon Irvine is an achievement mentor, entrepreneur and Phd in Neuro-Pyschology. She helps them grow & scale both their business & mindset while building a business they love. She also is a fellow podcaster, and interviews the most successful entreprenuers across multiple industries on the Epic Success Podcast!
Keeping the Personal Approach in the Era of Remote Teams & Customers (w/ Matt Barnett — Co-Founder of Bonjoro)
M&R fam, meet Matt Barnett – Papa Bear at Bonjoro – the app the I personally use and that let’s you send a personal video to onboard new leads to your business. We talked about product entrepreneurship, personalization, personal connection with customers, how to use Bonjoro as a tool to connect with your audience and customers, and also about the trend of teams going remote and the end of the “work/life balance” myth.
Monica Louie is a Facebook Ads coach for entrepreneurs, which makes her – well – an entrepreneur herself. She has helped many high achieving entrepreneurs – including Pat Flynn – raise their ROI and improve their Facebook Ad campaigns, coaching them through the process. In this talk we’ll go into the topic of Facebook Ad strategies for solopreneurs, but also dig into her story of becoming a debt conquerer, and a proud work from home mompreneur!
David Kadavy, author, creative entrepreneur & host of the Love Your Work podcast on creative productivity, self-publishing, and email marketing automation.
Fabio Palvelli is a Consultant, trainer, speaker & CG artist/designer. He’s also the co-founder of the d2Conference in Vienna – the most popular yearly conference in his space. Fabio is also a Youtuber that makes awesome videos!
Calvin Wayman is an extremely successful entrepreneur: A best selling author, a podcaster (Curious with Calvin Wayman), speaks about creative entrepreneurship and social media across the globe, has a social media agency that he built from scratch. But most of all – he’s my personal life & business coach! He took me from my worst entrepreneurial moment and brought me to success!
Hey everybody! After already having recorded 14 episodes interviewing some of the most successful creative entrepreneurs I know – I thought this was time to make the much needed intro episode to the show. In this episode I share my story, my journey, and what brought me to launching this community in the first place. I talk about my previous podcasts and communities, about my failures and successes, and about the meaning of the name Mindful & Ruthless.