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Noah Kagan Presents

English, Financial News, 1 season, 362 episodes, 2 days, 8 hours, 23 minutes
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The #1 podcast for entrepreneurs. Learn proven strategies to start and grow a business, improve productivity, and live a happier life. Hear from top performers in all industries. Guests include entrepreneurs, CEOs, consultants, and more.
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How to Focus and Think (Cal Newport)

Check out my book Million Dollar Weekend, which helps you start businesses in just 48 hours. Check it out at milliondollarweekend.com.   In today's episode, I caught up with a talented, award-winning author and professor of computer science at Georgetown University, Cal Newport.  Cal’s books are a manifesto for digital minimalism and focus. In this episode he shares his strategies for maintaining efficiency particularly in large organizations where meetings can often be a substitute for poor time management. We also explore how long-term goals can easily be broken down into actionable daily steps and the importance of grabbing control of our digital habits.   In this episode, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:   What the difference is between office hours and meetings and why you should avoid the later Why focus is the most in demand resource right in world with short attention span How to balance the content creation algorithms without being on social media at all.   All these plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way. If you loved this episode and want to hear more about how we approach our content creation, check out an episode we made about Youtube strategy that’s Episode 310 in this feed. Also check out Cal’s books at calnewport.com , his books ‘Deep Work’ and ‘So Good they Can’t Ignore You’ are  classics and he has a new book called ‘Slow Productivity’ out now. Go check his podcast since that’s really his only social media outlet, Deep Questions with Cal Newport  
7/24/202457 minutes, 4 seconds
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He makes $100M/year but will die with $0 (Bill Perkins)

FiveTaco is the easiest way to find software for solopreneurs, from productivity tools, to the latest AI tech to help run your business. In this week's episode, I sit down with Bill Perkins, a successful hedge fund manager, film producer, author, and high-stakes poker player. Bill has created significant wealth through energy trading and uses his money wisely.  Bill is all about finding values in meaningful experiences over material possessions. He also discusses his philosophy on balancing wealth, health, and time to achieve maximum life fulfillment. This episode is packed with practical advice and thought-provoking concepts that can inspire anyone to rethink their approach to wealth and happiness.   In this episode, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: How to leverage opportunities in your field of work and make millions. How to avoid a cookie cutter life. Why you shouldn’t wait until your retirement to experience your dreams.   All these plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way. If you loved this episode and want to hear more successful commodity trading stories, check the episode we did with Rafa Martinez, that’s episode 305 in this feed.  Also Check out Bill’s book at diewithzerobook.com and @billperkins on Instagram and @bp22 on X  
7/17/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 55 seconds
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My 3-Step Book Marketing System

My book Million Dollar Weekend is for aspiring entrepreneurs who dream of starting their own business. I break down the process of starting into simple steps that you can do in just one weekend. The e-book version is on sale July 8-14, 2024 on Amazon, check it out.  In this week's episode, I’m going behind the scenes on Charles Duhigg’s marketing strategy  and picking apart what he can do better, comparing what he does with other famous authors and my own experience on Million Dollar Weekend. This will be a book marketing playbook to turn any good book into a bestselling phenomenon. I’m using Charle’s as an example here but everyone can take away some great marketing lessons whether you’re an author or not, you’re going to significantly boost your sales from implementing some of these simple overlooked tricks that can transform your marketing reach and impact.   In this episode, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: How to create seamless, automated marketing funnels  Discover how to leverage social media platforms the right way. Understand the importance of offering incentives and building a community.   All these plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way.   If you loved this episode and want to hear more about my launch of Million Dollar Weekend go back and check out my launch strategy episode, that’s episode 335 in this feed.  Check out Charles Duhigg and his books at charlesduhigg.com and on @charleduhigg on Instagram & @cduhigg on X. You can also check out James Clear and his marketing approach at jamesclear.com and @jamesclear on Instagram & on X.
7/10/202418 minutes, 40 seconds
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Biggest Lessons From My Newest Startup

BreezeDoc, is a Docusign alternative that we just launched. If you hate paying a monthly subscription just to get documents signed, go to BreezeDoc.com and get a lifetime deal, pay one low price and use it forever.    In this week's episode, I'm chatting with our very own David Kelly, who oversees our Originals Team releases at AppSumo. We’re going into the belly of the beast to see the guts and glory of developing a product we're incredibly proud of, BreezeDoc. David and I discuss the challenges we faced, the strategies we employed, and the excitement of bringing BreezeDoc to life.   In this episode, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: The obstacles faced during the creation of a competitive product. What a difference incorporating user feedback into the user interface can make How to make a product stand out from the rest   All these plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way. If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear more about our favorite tools at Appsumo go back a few weeks ago where we show you all the tools we use to run a $100 million company that’s episode 358 in this feed
7/3/202444 minutes, 33 seconds
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He raised $65k in 48 Hours?!

If this episode inspires you to start your own business, check out my book Million Dollar Weekend, which helps you start in just one weekend.  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, you’re going to hear about a mad experiment we ran during the Million Dollar Weekend book launch on Tim Ferriss’s show. We put out a 48-hour challenge where the coolest, most interesting startup entrepreneur would win a weekend with me.  Our winner, Eli, raised $65,000 in just 48 hours and blew us away with his dedication and inspiring mission to do good in his community, feeding those in need in Philadelphia. The Community Grocer provides healthy food to underserved areas in Philadelphia. Our weekend together was filled with valuable entrepreneurial lessons, a lot of fun, and insights into staying focused and impactful in business and life.   In this episode, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: How to set clear measurable goals to work backwards from. How to find what's working and double down.  How to get your first budget boner!   All these plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way.   If this episode has inspired you to dream big for your community, don't miss our conversation with John Paul Dejoria, where he shares how he leverages his $5 billion wealth for impactful philanthropic endeavors.   Check out and go support Eli Moraru’s non-profit - https://www.thecommunitygrocer.org/ Also @the.community.grocer on instagram and @tcgfamily on X
6/26/202423 minutes, 27 seconds
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50+ tools I use to run a $100M/year business

One of the tools I mention in this episode, BreezeDoc, is a Docusign alternative that we just launched. If you hate paying a monthly subscription just to get documents signed, go to BreezeDoc.com and get a lifetime deal, pay one low price and use it forever.  In today's episode, I break down all the essential tools and technology stacks that we use at Appsumo to power a 8 figure a year business. From financial management to email marketing, team collaboration and much more. This is the way we squeeze all that efficiency juice out and get a full cup of organization juice for everyone in the entire company.  I talk about over 50 tools and apps that we use, it’s full to the brim   In this episode, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: What tools we’ve chosen to significantly enhance efficiency and growth What tools are you missing from your toolbox and how can you implement them?  How to audit and simplify your technology stack and replace multiple tools with new all-in-one tools that are so much simpler .    All these plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way. Go over to noahkagan.com and check out all these tools. Explore these tools to improve your business operations and check out AppSumo for great deals on essential software. If you enjoyed this episode and want to put these tools to good use and you want to start a business, check out the 1st chapter of my book Million Dollar Weekend, that’s episode 333 in this feed
6/19/202417 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Anonymous and VERY happy $500 Million Man

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.  
6/12/202417 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Solopreneur who Built 24 Businesses in 2 Years

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.
6/5/202425 minutes, 28 seconds
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Top 5 Lessons From 10,000 Hours of My Podcast

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: Kevin Kelly -  kk.org/, @kevin2kelly on Instagram and X Justin Welsh - justinwelsh.me/, @thejustinwelsh on Instagram and X Larry Janesky - larryjanesky.com/, @LarryJanesky on Instagram Paul Orfalea - paulorfalea.com/,  John Paul DeJoria - PeaceLoveHappinessFoundation.org/.   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.  
5/29/202415 minutes, 47 seconds
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I Made $3.3M, Here’s How

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.   
5/22/202438 minutes, 3 seconds
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Million-Dollar Solopreneurship with Justin Welsh (Classic)

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: How to turn one idea into multiple pieces of content The importance of being self-aware and accepting who you are 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: On Twitter – @thejustinwelsh And his newsletter – justinwelsh.me/ 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!
5/16/202438 minutes, 33 seconds
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Behind Patrick Bet-David’s $500M Net Worth

FiveTaco is the easiest way to find software for solopreneurs, from productivity tools, to the latest AI tech to help run your business.   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  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.
5/9/202455 minutes, 14 seconds
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How a Highschooler Got a $150,000 Job With Me

BreezeDoc is the simple way to sign documents digitally. Pay just $9 once, and get it forever (no expensive subscriptions here). 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. 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.   
5/1/202419 minutes, 13 seconds
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My #1 Life Regret Is Relationships

BreezeDoc is the simple way to sign documents digitally. Pay just $9 once, and get it forever (no expensive subscriptions here). 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! Sign up for my email newsletter at noahkagan.com. People have been loving my brutally honest advice on a variety of topics. Join 350k+ subscribers at noahkagan.com.  
4/25/202426 minutes, 3 seconds
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A 7-figure business with no-employees (Laura Roeder)

📚 Get the NYT bestseller - milliondollarweekend.com - Available Everywhere! 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!  Use Docusign, Hellosign, or Pandadoc and want subscription free. Check out our latest tool - Breezedoc.com Same tool as others, but pay once and use it forever. Sign up for my email newsletter at noahkagan.com. People have been loving my latest series where I share brutally honest advice to my younger self on a variety of topics. Join 350k+ subscribers at noahkagan.com.
4/18/202432 minutes, 48 seconds
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Brutally Honest Business Advice to my Younger Self

📚 Get the NYT bestseller - milliondollarweekend.com - Available Everywhere!   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.    AppSumo is running insane lifetime deals right now for 12 different products that help you run your business. Forget monthly subscriptions, these lifetime deals mean you pay once and never have to pay again. Check it out now at AppSumo.com.  
4/10/202427 minutes, 46 seconds
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Asking Is the Biggest Skill No One Uses

📚 Get the NYT bestseller - milliondollarweekend.com  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 is 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.   🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) Go to LMNT for a free pack of their great sport drink.    
4/4/202449 minutes, 42 seconds
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Brutally Honest Career Advice I Wish I Knew Earlier

📚 Get the NYT bestseller - milliondollarweekend.com - Available Everywhere! 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.   🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 📚 Get the NYT bestseller - milliondollarweekend.com  
3/28/202439 minutes, 32 seconds
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How to Get Rich as an Introvert.

📚 Get the NYT bestseller - milliondollarweekend.com - Available Everywhere! 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.   🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 📚 Get the NYT bestseller - milliondollarweekend.com  
3/21/202432 minutes, 14 seconds
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These 5 Strategies Made Us $10m+ Each

📚 Get the NYT bestseller - milliondollarweekend.com - Available Everywhere! 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.   🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 📚 Get the NYT bestseller - milliondollarweekend.com
3/14/202430 minutes, 1 second
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My $100m Schedule - How I Plan My Week

📚 Get the NYT bestseller - milliondollarweekend.com - Available Everywhere! 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.    🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 📚 Get the NYT bestseller - milliondollarweekend.com  
3/7/202423 minutes, 43 seconds
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Unveiling Our $80 Million Playbook

📚 Get the NYT bestseller - milliondollarweekend.com - Available Everywhere! 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.   🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 📚 Get the NYT bestseller - milliondollarweekend.com  
2/29/202429 minutes, 21 seconds
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My A/B testing process revealed

  📚 Get the NYT bestseller - milliondollarweekend.com - Available Everywhere!   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.   🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails)   👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K  
2/22/202414 minutes, 9 seconds
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Howdy - Bootstrapped to $100 million with Jacqueline Samira

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.   📚 Get the NYT bestseller - milliondollarweekend.com - Available Everywhere!   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   🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
2/16/202456 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Million Dollar Weekend Debrief

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.   📚 It’s not too late, grab your copy now - milliondollarweekend.com   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.   🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
2/8/202434 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Making of a Million Dollar Weekend

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.   📚 PRE-order for exclusive bonuses - milliondollarweekend.com (1000 available)   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. Check out Jon - created.news 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K    
1/30/202442 minutes, 9 seconds
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From Corporate to Greetings Cards - Mackenzie's Million Dollar Journey

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.    📚 PRE-order for exclusive bonuses - milliondollarweekend.com (1000 available)   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 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
1/25/202436 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Weekend that Changed Everything: Pat's $24k a Month Story

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,    📚 PRE-order for exclusive bonuses - milliondollarweekend.com (1000 available)   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 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
1/23/202424 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Marketing of Million Dollar Weekend.

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.   📚 PRE-order for exclusive bonuses - milliondollarweekend.com (1000 available)   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 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
1/16/202445 minutes, 13 seconds
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Behind the Scenes Million Dollar Weekend with Tahl Raz

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.   📚 Buy the new book ‘Million Dollar Weekend’!    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 332 in this feed You can find out more about Tahl @tahlraz on Twitter & @trazzer Instagram 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
1/9/202449 minutes, 17 seconds
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Just Fckin Start - Exclusive Access to My New Book

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.   📚 Go buy my new book http://milliondollarweekend.com/ !   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. 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
1/5/202425 minutes, 35 seconds
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How to Be Productive (and Happy) - Ali Abdaal

Ali Abdal, is one of the world's most-followed productivity experts. His YouTube channel has 5 million subscribers and his new book ‘Feel Good Productivity’ has just launched and if you want to know how to do more of what really matters in life, you need to check this out .  Today he shares insights on the intersection of goals, fun, and intentional living. He delved into the process of writing a book while celebrating the daily adventure of productivity.  Ali also discussed the significance of body, mind, heart, and soul alignment and challenged traditional views on qualifications. The conversation explored Ali's personal experiences, from growing up without a father figure to his journey from medicine to becoming a YouTube sensation.   📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join.   In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: Define Your Destination -  Figure out what you truly want before setting goals; the journey is vital, but it requires clarity on your destination. Focus on What is Fun -  Sometimes the best things in life may seem like a chore; find ways to make tasks enjoyable and embrace the process with intention and sustainability. Celebrate Milestones - Acknowledge and celebrate your productive moments regularly, and plan your journey with a 12-month celebration in mind; focus on the process, not just the outcome.   If you enjoyed this and want to explore more from a best selling author, check out our last week's episode with Hal Elrod. You can find that as EP330 in this feed. You can find out more about Ali at Feel Good Productivity & aliabdaal.com also @aliabdaal on Twitter & Instagram 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
12/29/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 13 seconds
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He Sold 3 Million Books - Hal Elrod's Miracle Morning

Hal Elrod is a renowned author, speaker, and the brains behind the global movement known as "The Miracle Morning." With his bestselling book translated into 37 languages and over 3 million copies sold, Hal's mission is to elevate humanity's consciousness one person and one morning at a time. His transformative approach to life and success has resonated globally, making him a leading figure in personal development. In our conversation with Hal, we delved into his near-death experience, emphasizing resilience and the innate human capacity to overcome challenges.  We explored the underlying purpose of life in service to others. Hal shared valuable insights on authenticity, enthusiasm, and the willingness to face oneself for personal growth.  Throughout, he emphasized the importance of choosing reactions, embracing challenges, and the dedication required to pursue a meaningful life.   📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join.   In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: The 5 minute rule to avoid dwelling on things you can’t change. Embracing authenticity and enthusiasm to create a positive impact on others and in-turn yourself. Unwavering faith and extraordinary effort created one of the biggest, best sellers in the last decade.   If you enjoyed this and want to explore more from a best selling author, check out our episode with Tucker Max, You can find that as EP154 in this feed. You can find out more about Hal at https://miraclemorning.com/ also @themiraclemorning on Instagram & @HalElrod on Twitter.   🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
12/21/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 27 seconds
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Leadership From the Depths of a Billion Dollar Basement Company

Larry Janesky is the founder and CEO of Contractor Nation and Basement Systems Inc. With over 35 years in the business, Larry has revolutionized the basement waterproofing industry and expanded his ventures across the US and Canada. Larry started from nothing, selling seeds door-to-door, and now leads a home improvement empire with a 600,000,000 revenue. Larry opens up about resilience, overcoming adversities, and the unglamorous yet crucial aspects of scaling a business.  From his humble beginnings to building a powerhouse in the industry, Larry's journey is a testament to hard work, smart decisions, and the grit needed to turn adversity into opportunity. This conversation is a rollercoaster of life lessons, blending relatability with entrepreneurial wisdom.   📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join.   In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:   Resilience: What does it take for Larry to want to quit?  Long-Term Vision: What parts of your business can be mapped out and what can’t. Compound gains: Long term Larry’s advice on starting today.   If you enjoyed this and want to explore more from a founder of a billion dollar empire, check out last weeks episode with Michael Hudner who owns an Oil Tanker shipping company. You can find that as Ep328 in this feed. You can find out more about Larry at https://www.larryjanesky.com/, also @larryjanesky on Instagram & @thinkdaily on  Twitter. 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
12/14/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 39 seconds
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Oil Tankers and Billion-Dollar Investments - Michael S. Hudner

Michael S. Hudner stands at the helm of the B+H Shipping Group, an industry giant responsible for acquiring and financing over 140 ships, including oil tankers, bulk carriers, and offshore support vessels.    As the CEO and Chairman, Hudner's journey involves pioneering novel shipping finance techniques and building a billion-dollar fleet. Beyond his maritime prowess, Hudner is deeply engaged in philanthropy and community organizations, showcasing his commitment to making a positive impact beyond the business realm.   📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join.   In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:   Captain of an Empire: What’s involved with being a ship owner and how does he manage such a vast fleet.   Billion Dollar Financial Wisdom: How he navigates the complexities of billion-dollar deals .   How to avoid walking the plank arrrrrhh: Hudner shares personal experiences, including the loss of his son, finding new perspectives, dealing with emotional pain, and the balance between life, work, and passion.   If you enjoyed this and want to explore more from a founder of a billion dollar empire, check out our episode with Ryan Serhant. You can find that as Ep#268 in this feed. You can find out more about Michael at https://bhships.com/ 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
12/9/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Elite CEO Coach - Jerry Colonna

As a venture capitalist turned executive coach, Jerry Colonna specializes in helping leaders confront their psychological habits, fostering meaningful connections, and becoming compassionate, bold leaders.    His book, "Reboot," serves as a guide for radical self-inquiry, encouraging individuals to reset their lives by addressing emotional baggage and achieving both professional and personal fulfillment.   📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join.   In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: Better Humans Make Better Leaders: Jerry emphasizes the interconnectedness of personal development and effective leadership. The BS behind the problem: get to the bottom of your common leadership pitfalls, such as staff turnover, revenue stagnation, and the role of empathy in leadership. Drop the guilt: Let go of perfectionism and embrace the fallibilities of being human. If you enjoyed this and want to explore more advice from a top coach and great friend of mine, check out our episode with Adam Gilbert. You can find that as Ep#319 in this feed. Jerry’s newest book is already out  -  ReUnion, and you can also enjoy the Original book Reboot. You can find out more at https://www.reboot.io/ or check Jerry out at @RebootHQ on Twitter & on Instagram. 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
12/2/202336 minutes, 32 seconds
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How Not to Give Up

In today's episode, I'm tackling a significant question that many of you have been eager for me to address. Often touted as the current world's number one currency, and it's not the Dollar (despite its significant presence in your pocket). Let's zero in on the crucial topic at hand – focus!   📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join.   You've asked for my insights on steering clear of distractions, and I've got plenty to share. Here's a glimpse into what I cover:   Define Your Destination: Start by figuring out where you want to go, setting the stage for intentional actions and a clear path forward.   Embrace Distraction: Contrary to conventional wisdom, I suggest being comfortable with distractions. Instead of feeling guilty, find enjoyment in the process.   Find Productive Distractions: Discover tasks that serve as positive distractions and contribute to your overall productivity.   Law of 100: Explore the concept of the Law of 100, urging you to persevere in your goals and embrace the power of persistence.   Think Now, Act Now: Focus on the present moment, contemplating the smallest steps you can take right now, rather than getting overwhelmed by future plans.   Commit to Less: Opt for commitment to fewer tasks, allowing for better concentration on a select set of priorities.   Regular Measurement: Recognize the significance of consistent measurement, tracking your progress and identifying what truly works for you.   Acknowledge Success: Understand that what's currently working well for you is the most valuable aspect of your approach.   Reflect on Past Focus: Consider moments when distractions were minimal and replicate the conditions to enhance your focus.   Seek Support: Lastly, don't hesitate to reach out for support. Collaborating and seeking assistance can significantly contribute to your overall productivity.   Whether you're grappling with distractions or seeking effective strategies for achieving your goals, this episode provides practical tips and insights to help you stay on track. 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
11/24/202321 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Million Dollar Professor with Dorie Clark

Today we're joined by Dorie Clark, a self-reinvention expert and a professor at Columbia Business School. Dorie is the author of multiple bestselling books, including "Reinventing You," "Stand Out," "Entrepreneurial You," and her latest release, "The Long Game."   Dorie shares her wisdom on distinguishing between good and great, emphasizing the importance of embracing both the ups and downs in life. She explores the challenges of being a long-term thinker in a world dominated by short-term perspectives, offering practical strategies for strategic thinking and goal setting.   📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join.   In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:   Patience: Dorie encourages listeners to be patient and consider the impact of long-term planning and playing the long game.    Doing Not Thinking:  We explore the difference between proclaiming strategic thinking and genuinely implementing it.   Building Credibility and Legacy: Dorie shares how content creation, networking, social proof and building your list before needing to sell something will boost your business. If you enjoyed this and want to explore more similar strategies on how to improve your life go back and check out one of our earliest episodes called ‘7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness’, there are no quick fixes in this world, just mastery over your thinking and implementing strategic thinking. You can find that as Ep#10 in this feed. Dorie’s newest book is already out  -  The Long Game, You can find out more at DorieClark.com or check Dorie out at @dorieclark on Twitter & on Instagram. 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
11/16/202326 minutes, 45 seconds
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Stoicism overrated? With Brian Johnson

Today we’re talking with the Philosopher CEO Brian Johnson. As the Founder and CEO of Heroic Public Benefit Corporation, Brian has raised over $25 million, achieved crowdfunding history, and developed two great social platforms He's also the author of "Areté: Activate Your Heroic Potential, which seamlessly integrates ancient wisdom, modern science, and practical tools to help individuals excel in the ultimate game of life and fulfill your destiny.    📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join.   In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:   Victim to Creator: How to use curiosity and courage to reframe where to put the blame.  Emotional Masterclass: when is it ok to be sad, show rage or hold grief. Areté: What is it and how can you integrate it for a better life.   If you enjoyed this, go back and check out the episode we did with Leo Babauta, it has a bunch of crossover takeaways between Zen and Stoicism, you can find that as Ep#322 in this feed. Brian’s brand new book is coming out on November 14th -  Arete, You can find out more about the launch at heroic.us or check Brian out at @heroicbrian on Twitter & heroicbrian on Instagram. 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
11/12/202346 minutes, 8 seconds
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Persistence Pays Off: The 100X LAW and Achieving Your Dreams

Round 18 with your business pappy Noah Kagan, sharing his experiences, knowledge, and advice on 46 thought-provoking questions from you the audience,  📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join   In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: 100X LAW: The importance of hard work and perseverance. Success often takes time. Mindset and Self-Care: Maintaining mental health, handling burnout, and staying motivated through self-reflection and journaling.   Business Growth and Strategy: How to zone in on leverage and identifying your specific knowledge and abilities, navigating competition, and building confidence when starting a business. 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K  
11/3/202340 minutes, 34 seconds
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Cash Is King: Morgan Housel's Surprising Financial Strategy

Today we’re talking with journalist and author Morgan Housel, his book The Psychology of Money is one of my all-time favorites. His message is straightforward, preparation beats trying to predict the market every time.  Morgan Housel, is an award winning writer and partner at The Collaborative Fund and a former Wall Street Journal columnist. His wealth of experience and insights into the world of finance and economics make for a fascinating discussion.   📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join   It was great to hear how much we're on the same wavelength when it comes to our views on risk aversion in personal finance. Morgan firmly believes in a patient and sustainable approach, steering clear of the allure of quick riches. While it might seem less flashy on paper, it’s important to understand that long-term stability and financial resilience should be our ultimate goal.   In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:   Predictions vs. Preparation: We explore how news stories can impact the economy and why economic forecasts often fall short. Morgan makes a compelling case for focusing on preparation rather than following predictions. Financial Resilience: Morgan provides valuable insights on maintaining financial resilience, including minimal debt, a significant cash reserve, and a portfolio of long-term assets built to endure surprises. Innovation in Challenging Times: Explore the correlation between innovation and challenging times, particularly during economic depressions. Morgan elaborates on the rapid progress of solutions in such circumstances. This episode was recorded last year, since then Morgan has a new book coming out November 7th -  ‘Same as Ever’ he’ll also be coming back on the show in the next few weeks to talk about it, but in the meantime go back and check out a YouTube video we made about ‘The Psychology of Money’. Also check the episode we did with Financial Samurai Sam Dogen. You can go check Morgan out at @morganhousel on Twitter & morganhousel on Instagram. 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails)   👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K  
10/26/202328 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Zen Millionaire from Guam (Leo from ZenHabits)

Today, we're talking with my long time friend and author, Leo Babauta. With his blog, ZenHabits  and his impactful coaching programs, Leo has empowered thousands to adopt mindfulness, streamline their lives, and nurture healthier habits. Leo has authored nearly 20 books, including titles like "Zen Habits," "The Power of Less," and "Zen To Done." His contributions to the world of personal development and mindfulness have earned him recognition as one of TIME magazine's Top 25 bloggers of all time. 📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join His blog was something that I always read back in the early days and his writing is still super inspiring. I watched him go from quitting smoking and all the habit changes that followed, including remarkable weight loss, running, meditation, that all curated into a hugely influential blog.   In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: The Evolution of a Writer: How a commitment to quantity and iterative improvement ultimately led to the exceptional quality of his work.   Helplessness: Why he still struggles with self-doubt and how he overcomes these challenges.   Growth is Messy: Why people shy away from coaching due to the fear of exposing their most sensitive and uncomfortable issues.   As we prepare for my upcoming book launch at the start of the new year, we're thoroughly enjoying these episodes featuring authors. If you're enjoying them as much as we are and would like to hear more content similar to this episode, don't forget to take a look at last week's episode with none other than Mark Manson, renowned for "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck"!   You can go check Leo out at @zen_habits on Twitter & officialzenhabits on Instagram. 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
10/20/202356 minutes, 23 seconds
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Getting Old with Mark Manson

Today, we're talking with my long time friend and renowned author and blogger Mark Manson. Mark Manson has authored several New York Times best selling books. Notably, "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck," &  "Everything Is F*cked”. 📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join   Mark takes us behind the scenes, discussing the marketing strategies and tactics that have propelled him to become one of THE most successful writers of our time.    As success accumulates, so do the demands on your time and resources. Mark talks about the critical inflection point that every entrepreneur reaches, where the power of saying "no" becomes vital. In this episode He peel’s back the curtain and uncovers the hard work and dedication that often go unnoticed behind the façade of an 'overnight success.'   In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: The Other Side of Success: Mark provides a glimpse into the challenges and realities that come with achieving major goals.   Dealing with Burnout: How he uses the business equivalent of elimination diet to align with his goals and prioritize his time.   Pursuit of Happiness: What is the difference between the high points of business success and genuine happiness in the midst of a busy entrepreneurial journey.   Enjoy those 3 things… plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way. If you loved this episode be sure to check out an episode we also did with another good buddy author of mine Ryan Holiday https://okdork.com/podcast/130   You can go check Mark out at @IAmMarkManson on twitter and MarkManson on Instagram. 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
10/13/202351 minutes, 51 seconds
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Perfect Timing: Leaving Your Day Job for Entrepreneurial Success

Today, we're revisiting a timeless topic – becoming a solo entrepreneur and breaking free from the 9-5 grind to build your dream business.    📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join   Back in the day, between the ages of 22 and 26, I found myself in the world of corporate day jobs. I worked at prestigious companies like Intel, Facebook, and Mint. While I had some incredible experiences, I couldn't shake the desire to start my own venture. As a result, I often found myself either getting let go or leaving these roles prematurely.   In this rerun episode I question ‘If I could turn back the clock, what are the things I would do differently?’. In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: Leveraging Your Day Job: Discover how your current job can be a valuable resource as you start planting the seeds for your future business success. Risk Management: Learn why it's essential to de-risk your approach when launching your business and avoid making impulsive decisions that could lead to a hard fall. Timing Is Key: When is the right time to leave your day job and fully commit to your entrepreneurial pursuits. 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) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
10/6/202313 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Million Dollar Fitness Coach - Adam Gilbert

In today's episode we are joined for round 2 with my favorite fitness coach Adam Gilbert. He’s the Founder and Chief of MyBodyTutor.com, a company dedicated to helping people overcome excuses and achieve their health and fitness goals. 📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join   Adam's been featured on Good Morning America, U.S. News & World Report, Shape Magazine, and many other prominent outlets, most importantly this show way back in 2018, If you haven’t heard that go back and check out http://okdork.com/podcast/55 to hear more of his back story.   We’ve become really great friends over the years he’s been coaching me, so this is a conversation between good buddies talking about all things health, entrepreneurship, and personal and business development. Whether you're on a fitness journey or aspiring to start your own business, this ones for you. . If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to create a successful coaching business, you’ll love this episode. In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:   What is ‘Intention Alignment’ and how this concept will help you achieve happiness and success   How to use ‘Pro Accountability’ instead of ‘Pure Accountability’, lessons in daily accountability and consistency in achieving goals.   Why Embracing Discomfort should be your guiding compass for personal growth. 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)   👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K   Check out Adam here: https://www.mybodytutor.com/ Twitter Instagram  
9/29/202342 minutes, 36 seconds
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Entrepreneurship, remote work and FUN convo with Dan Andrews

In today's episode we are joined again by one of my best friends Dan Andrews. He's the host of the Tropical MBA podcast and founder of Dynamite Jobs.  📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join   Me and Dan go way back, we’ve lived together in Barcelona and ride bikes together, basically we should be married by this point. I asked him, check out this episode to find out what his answer was.  Dan is THE ‘OG’ Remote Work content creator, with Tropical MBA being one of the earliest platforms for aspiring location-independent entrepreneurs and Dynamite Jobs being a platform that connects people with remote work opportunities, Dan should be your go to number one choice, If you’re wanting advice on how to live and work on your own terms. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to create a successful remote business, you’ll love this episode. In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:   Redefining the job description of an entrepreneur and exploring the overlap between entrepreneurship and artistry. The significance of meaningful conversations in discovering the next best idea. Reflections on exiting a business prematurely and what constitutes a good financial deal for an exit.   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)   👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K   Check out Dan here: TropicalMBA.com/Podcasts Dynamite Jobs.com  
9/22/202347 minutes, 3 seconds
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World’s largest Ferrari and Rolex collector - David Lee

📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join   In today’s episode, we talk to David Lee, the CEO and Chairman of Hing Wa Lee Jewelers, and he’s also known for having one of the biggest Ferrari collections in the world.   David was born in Hong Kong and moved to the US in the 70’s. His family's history and immigration story is like something out of the movies, with his father escaping the communist revolution in China, crossing shark infested waters to founding a 60 year old family company.   David pivoted the family business from wholesale to retail, introducing iconic brands like Rolex. Then his incredible passion for collecting led him to explore the world of alternative investments with high-expense items like Ferraris.   Check out David on Instagram and Twitter @ferraridavidlee   If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the glamorous life of a Ferrari collector, you’ll love this episode.   In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things:   How David used his cultural and racial challenges in immigration to solve business problems.  Unique expressions of love within Chinese families that help their kids future wealth. David 5 star principles to 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   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
9/14/202335 minutes, 8 seconds
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Wow, We Predicted the Future Right Here on This Show

In this episode, I talk with Jason Fried, the Founder & CEO of 37signals (known for Basecamp & Hey!). This episode is a special revisit to one of our earliest shows, a personal favorite that we believe you'll find just as captivating the second time around.   In today's context of remote work and the ongoing discussion about how AI affects jobs, our conversation is very relevant. Jason wrote the definitive book on remote work over a decade ago, and his ideas have had a big impact on how we work today.   You can connect with Jason on Twitter via @jasonfried, and delve into his business writings here. Don't miss his books "Rework" and "Remote Work" for even more valuable insights.   If you've ever aspired to run a stress-free and highly productive business, this episode is a must-listen.   During our discussion, we dive into three significant takeaways:   1. Jason's insights into the future of remote work. 2. The critical importance of carving out time in your schedule for creative thinking and deep work. 3. Strategies to safeguard your career from automation and artificial intelligence. 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 [email protected] to join   🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
9/9/202330 minutes, 6 seconds
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The LIFE and INCOME of a Professional cyclist (w/ Ryan Gibbons)

In today’s episode, I talk to professional cyclist, Ryan Gibbons.   Ryan is a 29-year-old National Champion cyclist from South Africa, competing right now with the UAE Emirates Team.    His pro career started when he was 21, but he didn’t even know you could get paid for riding a bike at the time!! He took his chance to go pro because it paid basically the same as a good corporate job in South Africa at the time, and how he’s raced all around the world in competitions like the Tour de France and the Olympics.   Check out Ryan on Instagram and Twitter @RyanGibbons23, and you can even follow his bike rides on Strava @RyanGibbons.   If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the not-so-glamorous life of a pro cyclist, you’ll love this episode.   In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: - Why he consumes the sugar equivalent of 4 Coca-Colas per HOUR (!!!) - The one thing he WON’T do to become a better cyclist - And the KEY difference that separates amateur and pro cyclists   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 [email protected] to join   🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails)   👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K  
8/31/202359 minutes, 50 seconds
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From Homeless to Luxury Airbnb Developer part 2 (w/ Mark Jenney)

📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join   Welcome to Part 2 of Mark Jenney’s story! In Part 1, Mark talked about growing up homeless, dropping out of highschool, how he started 30 plus companies and sold over a BILLION dollars worth of products online.   Now, we’re diving into Mark’s life TODAY — creating luxury Airbnb properties and how he keeps these one-of-a-kind places completely booked up year-round!   Head over to Mark’s twitter to check out photos of these Airbnbs — they’re UNREAL.   If you’ve ever wanted to learn about what it takes to invest in and develop luxury Airbnbs, you’ll love this episode.   In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: - How to ALWAYS bring 5-star consistency using a 30-point checklist - Which property markets are no-goes and Mark’s strategies for sourcing properties - And why Mark filters every life choice through a 1-10 scale (hint: if it’s not a 9 or 10 then DON’T DO IT)   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)   👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K  
8/24/202342 minutes, 47 seconds
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How Tiago Forte made $478,800 with his book

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: How long it ACTUALLY takes for non-fiction books to hit peak popularity (it’s WAY longer than you think) What is the REAL money-maker when you write a book 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 [email protected] to join 🌮 Wanna save money on software? Of course you do!! Find what you need on AppSumo ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails) 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
8/17/202342 minutes, 54 seconds
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Getting Real GROWTH In Your Business (w/ Brian Balfour of Reforge)

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.   🌮 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 [email protected] to join   👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K  
8/11/202335 minutes, 33 seconds
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From HOMELESS to Airbnb MILLIONAIRE (w/ Mark Jenney) Pt.1

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. 🌮 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 [email protected] to join   👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K  
8/3/202348 minutes, 54 seconds
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Our Formula For Creating VIRAL YouTube Videos

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.   🌮 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 [email protected] to join   👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
7/27/202321 minutes, 57 seconds
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How I Turned $300 Into $5 Billion (w/ John Paul Dejoria)

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   ✉️ Sign up to my newsletter (I reply to emails)   📚 Become part of the pre-launch team for my new book! Email [email protected] to join   👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K  
7/21/20231 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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No One Wants To Fund My Business!! | Ask Noah

Round 17 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.  
7/13/202313 minutes, 50 seconds
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This Week At Appsumo Ep. #2: Are you Doing a Retro? - Our Biggest Day Ever!

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 [email protected] to join 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
7/7/202316 minutes, 14 seconds
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From Sleeping In A Car to Multi-Million Real Estate Mogul (w/ Manny Khoshbin)

  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 [email protected] to join.   👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K.  
6/30/202356 minutes, 45 seconds
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I Lost Everything… Then Made $180m in 6 Months (w/

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 [email protected] to join   👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K  
6/22/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 22 seconds
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This Week At Appsumo Ep. #1: SUMO DAYS!

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 [email protected] to join 👉 Need help getting started with your own business? Sign up at OkDork.com/Monthly1K
6/15/202317 minutes, 43 seconds
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Every Business Idea I Have ALREADY Exists!! | Ask Noah

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:   When did you know it was time to hire and what role was it for? 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? 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.
6/9/202322 minutes, 16 seconds
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Feelings of a Founder

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.
6/1/202318 minutes, 34 seconds
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AI Markets & Business Valuations (w/ Anand Sanwal of CB Insights)

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.
5/25/202351 minutes, 25 seconds
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And Now he's at 4.28 Million Subsribers - Ali Abdaal Revisited

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 setup an email account to find his future wife How to find purpose and meaning The difference between Type 1 & Type 2 fun And if you enjoy listening to the podcast, I would really appreciate it if you left a review on iTunes to help more people find out about it. I might shout you out in the next episode!  
5/19/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 7 seconds
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ASK NOAH: How to STOP Overanalyzing & Get Started!

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:   What I would do to 4X my customer growth in 2023 How to STOP overanalyzing and just get started 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.  
5/12/202320 minutes, 18 seconds
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Cultivating Curiosity and Creating a Meaningful Life (w/ Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly)

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! ✉️ Signup for my weekly newsletter (I reply to emails): https://okdork.com/email-newsletter/
5/4/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 23 seconds
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Asking Millionaires What Advice They’d Give Their 20 Year Old Selves

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/  
4/28/202321 minutes, 45 seconds
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From Refugee to Billionaire (w/ Andrew Viterbi)

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/ 
4/21/202330 minutes, 3 seconds
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Why Successful Entrepreneurs Don’t Compromise Family Time

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.  
4/13/202333 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Time I Had Dinner With Peter Thiel

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.  
4/6/202310 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Silicon Valley of India’s RICHEST Student (Suumit Shah of Dukaan)

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.
3/30/202351 minutes, 6 seconds
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How Content Creators Get Successful LIVE (w/ Sam Parr, Neville Medhora, Nick Gray & Justin Mares)

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  
3/23/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 28 seconds
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Advice for Young Entrepreneurs & Life Chats (w/ 19-year-old Leif Rasmussen)

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: How to put yourself in a position of hypergrowth, no matter what age you are Why you need to surround yourself with people who DISAGREE with you 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.  
3/16/202352 minutes, 44 seconds
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Making It In The Music Industry (w/ Ben Kweller)

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
3/9/202356 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Million-Dollar Storage Unit Tycoon (w/ Nick Huber)

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.
3/2/202334 minutes, 25 seconds
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Scaling a Solo Business From $10k to $2.5M/year (w/ Dan Koe)

In today’s episode, I talk to self-improvement entrepreneur Dan Koe.   Dan is a former web designer turned content creator who runs the Modern Mastery HQ business community that helps creators and influencers monetize their following by harnessing digital economics.   This year, he’s projected to make $2.5 million dollars and runs his business almost entirely by himself—with just a little help from his video editor roommate and one other contractor.   If you’ve ever wanted to learn about monetizing a personal brand and running a business by yourself, you’ll love this episode.   In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: - How Dan scaled his earnings from $10k/year to $2.5M/year - Why you don’t have to have the biggest following to bring in BIG money - Plus the exact 4 hour workday schedule Dan lives by   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.
2/23/202342 minutes, 29 seconds
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Navigating Layoffs, Marketing Tips, & Side Hustle Ideas | Q&A 17

Round 17 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah. In this episode, we are going to talk about: 1. How to navigate life if you are recently laid off 2. How to prioritize your marketing activities without spreading yourself too thin 3. Side hustle ideas for a 9-year old  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.  
2/17/202314 minutes, 51 seconds
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How Lenny Rachitsky Makes $500K/Year Living a Happy Chill Life

Lenny Rachitsky runs the #1 business newsletter on Substack, which is simply called lennysnewsletter.com. Lenny has a REALLY interesting career path. He started off as an engineer, then decided to start his own business, which got acquired by Airbnb, where he stayed and worked for over 7 years until he quit to be his own boss again! When Lenny left Airbnb to tinker with the different startup ideas, he was writing on the side to share his learnings. But then his writing started to gain a lot of traction online… and it became his MAIN hustle! On an Indie Hackers post, he said the newsletter is making around $500k ARR, so I had to invite him over to hear about how he runs his one-person business. 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.
2/10/202331 minutes, 40 seconds
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2x Billion Dollar Entrepreneur Uri Levine (Waze & Moovit)

In today’s episode, I talk to Uri Levine, co-founder of Waze.   Uri hated getting stuck in traffic, so he helped start a company called Waze to fix his problem. Google bought Waze in 2013 for over $1.1 billion dollars! But that wasn’t it for Uri — he invested in Moovit, another real-time transit app, which sold to Intel for another $1 billion dollars!   Check out Uri’s book, Fall In Love with the Problem, Not the Solution, to learn how to identify your consumers’ biggest problems and disrupt the markets that currently serve them.   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.
2/2/202321 minutes, 24 seconds
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How to Bootstrap a Business to $550K with Only Volunteers (w/ Sam Parr)

In today’s episode, I welcome Sam Parr back to the podcast! Sam created the popular newsletter The Hustle, which emails over 1 million people per day. Four years after he built it, he sold it to HubSpot for multi-millions of dollars. Now, he’s the co-host of one of the top business podcasts, My First Million, where he and his co-host Shaan Puri talk all things business ideas and market trends, and interview other entrepreneurs to get the behind-the-scenes scoop on their projects. Search for My First Million wherever you listen to podcasts, and check out Sam Parr on Twitter, at @TheSamParr. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to build cool things with cool people, you’ll love this episode! PLUS! My exact course, Monthly1K, which Sam used to help launch and grow The Hustle is now 90% OFF. Get the exact info, tactics, and strategies I shared with Sam and other entrepreneurs to start your own business this year. Stop waiting and wishing and finally get started! We cut the price down to $10 to make sure that we can try to help as many entrepreneurs as possible.  Check out the Monthly1K Course here. Check out Sam Parr’s first episode on the podcast here. Here’s the link to the blog post Sam used to create Hustle Con. And start your own email newsletter with SendFox.com. Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/284
1/26/202341 minutes, 26 seconds
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Running an $80K/Month Design Agency with No Employees (Brett Williams of Designjoy)

Brett Williams earns $80k/month in pure PROFIT thanks to his subscription design agency, Designjoy. But, there’s something unique about his business… He has no employees!  While most design businesses focus on outsourcing work to freelancers or junior members of the team, Brett focuses on creating high-quality designs. And the best way to ensure that is to just do it himself! His design work is SO popular, he’s even had to turn off orders in the past to prevent more client sign-ups. And he doubled his prices to reduce interest—which ended up backfiring and actually brought more clients in. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about launching a successful design agency, you’ll love this episode. In this conversation, you’ll enjoy 3 BIG things: How to make tons of money WITHOUT reinventing the wheel Why Brett has actually AVOIDED hiring freelancers And how raising your prices can bring you MORE clients instead of less Enjoy those 3 things… plus a bunch more ear nuggets along the way. Noah Kagan Presents is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit www.BetterHelp.com/NOAH today to get 10% off your first month. Noah Kagan Presents is sponsored by Boll and Branch. Get 15% off your first set of sheets when you use promo code NOAH at www.BollAndBranch.com.
1/19/202328 minutes, 20 seconds
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How Justin Welsh Makes $1.7M/Year with 0 Employees

Justin Welsh 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. Unlike a lot of the solopreneurs that hire freelancers and virtual assistants, Justin does everything himself and still has time to go on vacations frequently. In this episode, we talk about how to scale a one-person business using software and systems. Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/282 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
1/12/202336 minutes, 36 seconds
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AppSumo’s Growth Tactics for 2023 | Q&A 16

Round 16 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah. In this episode, we are going to talk about: What’s AppSumo growth tactics for 2023? How to monetize your YouTube channel as an artist? How to get more clients as a personal trainer? And if you want me to answer your question in a future episode, submit here: https://okdork.com/asknoah
1/5/202323 minutes, 13 seconds
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He Built a Million Dollar Business by the Age of 21 (w/ Chandler Bolt)

Chandler Bolt is the CEO of Self-Publishing School & SelfPublishing.com. He dropped out of college during his Sophomore year because he had the itch to run his own business. By the time his friends were graduating college, his business, Self-Publishing School, was already making a million dollars in annual revenue. Despite making a lot of money at a young age, Chandler is NOT an overnight success. Self-Publishing School was probably his 3rd or 4th business. He has put in many reps and tried a bunch of things in entrepreneurship before dropping out of college. In this episode, we talk about dropping out of college and making your first million dollars. Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/280 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
12/28/202239 minutes, 46 seconds
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How to Be a Blue Collar Millionaire (w/ Larry Janesky)

Larry Janesky came from humble beginnings. No one in his family went to college, and he didn’t have the money to go to college, either. So he started his own carpentry business straight out of high school and expanded that business into a multimillion dollar home improvement empire. Today, his company Contractor Nation fixes people’s homes—but there’s a lot more to it than that. Larry has created an intricate business model and started a product dealer network to have as much control over the supply chain as possible. Plus, Larry also has a digital marketing agency, over 32 patented products, 1600+ employees, and runs an entrepreneurship school for anyone who wants to learn how to do what he did. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to start a multimillion dollar business WITHOUT going to college, you’ll love this episode. Check out Larry Janesky at: www.TheSOE.com www.ThinkDaily.com Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/279 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
12/21/20221 hour, 20 seconds
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Building a 1.6 Billion Dollar Business - Auction.com

Robert D. Friedman is most well-known for being the co-founder of Auction.com, one of the largest real estate auction firms in the United States. Rob is definitely one of those guys that learned more by doing than by studying in a classroom. He started an auto repair shop at the age of 19 making $100k/year, and then he used that as a springboard to start many other business ventures, mostly in the real estate industry. He has been working with his business partner, Jeffrey Frieden, for over 40 years. And together, they have participated in thousands of real estate transactions, grossing billions in sales. Rob is also involved in various charitable organizations. One of his proudest achievements is starting a school in Nicaragua called veraschool.org that educates bright, young girls in underserved communities. Go check that out to see how you can help. Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/278 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
12/15/202238 minutes, 57 seconds
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Talking Life With Pat Flynn

In the 2008 market crash, Pat Flynn was laid off from his job as an architect. He had just graduated college, was about to get married, and it was his dream career. Like many people in that situation, he turned to entrepreneurship. What he didn’t know at the time, is that it would change his life forever. Now, he’s been running Smart Passive Income for almost 15 years (longer than his kids have been alive!) and he’s built several other successful online businesses, impacted millions of people around the world, and spends a lot of time with his family, too. In this episode, we talk about how to stay relevant and live a fulfilling life as an entrepreneur. Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/277 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
12/9/202242 minutes, 19 seconds
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Chatting with UGG Boots Founder (Brian Smith)

Brian Smith started the global footwear brand UGG with just $500. At the age of 29, Brian quit his profession in accounting, and went to California to surf and start his entrepreneurial journey. He noticed that there was no sheepskin footwear in California, but every Australian he knew owned a pair of sheepskin footwear. So he brought six pairs of sheepskin boots from Australia to test the market and UGG was born! In this episode, Brian shares how to build a meaningful fashion brand and marketing lessons. Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/276 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
12/1/202257 minutes, 43 seconds
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From Prisoner to Multi-Millionaire with Garrain Jones

If there’s one thing Garrain Jones knows, it’s how to transform your life for the better. This guy has an epic story. Tough childhood events put his life into a downward trajectory that led him to selling drugs, stripping, going to prison, and becoming over $200,000 in debt. It seemed like every time he took one step forward, he’d take two steps back. Finally, he had enough and committed to changing his life. He moved to LA, starred in a Beyoncé music video, signed a $500,000 record deal with Ludacris, built a 7-figure business, wrote a best-selling book, helped his mom achieve her dream of going to fashion school, met and married his wife, and now helps others transform their own lives. In this episode, he shares how shifting your mindset is the first step to breaking unhealthy cycles in your life. Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/275 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
11/24/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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Marketing During a Recession, Workcations & Decision Making

Round 15 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah. In this episode, we are going to talk about: How to quickly build "a network" while living abroad Decision-making: when to think fast and when to think slow Why you should spend more money on advertising during a recession And if you want me to answer your question in a future episode, submit here: https://okdork.com/asknoah
11/17/202224 minutes, 25 seconds
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How to Start a Billion Dollar “Boring” Business (w/ Paul Orfalea)

Paul Orfalea is the legendary founder Kinko’s. If you guys haven’t heard of Kinko’s before, it was a leading retail chain for people to use copying machines in the late 90s.  Paul ran the company for 30 years, and it was later acquired by FedEx for $2.4 billion dollars in 2004! Paul is an AMAZING entrepreneur and also very humble. In this episode, Paul shares the top life and business lessons he learned over the years. Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/273 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
11/10/202252 minutes, 16 seconds
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Making 7-Figures Selling Townhouses (w/ Matthew Lesser)

Born and raised in Manhattan, Matthew Lesser did not want to have a job that made him sit behind a desk all day.  He wanted flexibility and that’s why he got into the real estate business. What’s interesting about Matthew is that he doesn’t have a YouTube channel, works in a small boutique real estate firm, but still making 7 figures a year for himself. In this episode, we talked about how to get started as a real estate broker with zero networks. Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/272 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
11/3/202221 minutes, 29 seconds
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Answering Your Questions #14

Round 14 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah. In this episode, we are going to talk about: How to expand a 7-figure software development business Is it better to start a newsletter or a blog How to market Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) And if you want me to answer your question in a future episode, submit here: https://okdork.com/asknoah
10/27/202213 minutes, 34 seconds
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3 Principles of Marketing

In today’s episode, we talk about marketing and advice for people in their twenties. This episode is a segment from my interview with the My First Million podcast hosted by good buddies Sam Parr and Shaan Puri. Go check out their show for the full episode. Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/270 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
10/20/20228 minutes, 1 second
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How Ryan Serhant Built A $1.4 Billion/Year Real Estate Empire

Ryan Serhant is a fellow YouTuber and one of the top real estate brokers in the world. He initially went to New York became he wanted to get into theaters. But after he ran out of money, Ryan decided to give real estate a try. In his first year, he only made a total of $9,000. In his second year, he made $50,000. And 10+ years later, he owns a real estate agency that is doing $1.4B in revenue!  In this interview, Ryan shares how you can start a career in real estate yourself. Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/269 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
10/13/202227 minutes, 8 seconds
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Answering Your Questions #13

Round 13 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah. In this episode, we are going to talk about: Is Europe underrated or overrated? How to acquire customers without paid advertising? How to create a SaaS product for your existing audience when you don’t know how to code? For those that want Muhammad’s email: [email protected] And if you want me to answer your question in a future episode, submit here: https://okdork.com/asknoah
10/6/20228 minutes, 30 seconds
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Answering Your Questions #12

Round 12 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah.   In this episode, we are going to talk about:   How I prioritize what to work on as the CEO Side hustles ideas for a housekeeper in Switzerland How to price your SaaS products   And if you want me to answer your question in a future episode, submit here: https://okdork.com/asknoah
9/30/202220 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to Get Bill Gates and Hilary Clinton to Use Your Product (w/ Nadav Keyson)

Nadav Keyson of CEO and Co-founder of Riverside.fm, a fast-growing software that you can do your podcast and audio recording. People that have used the platform include Bill Gates, Michelle Obama, Gary Vee, and your's truly. I really like Nadav and his hustle. It took him and his brother 6 to 7 years, trying multiple projects, and many failures, until they finally got Riverside.fm to work. Go check them out! Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/266 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah  
9/22/202227 minutes
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Answering Your Questions #11

Round 11 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah. In this episode, we are going to talk about: How to grow your service business after getting your first 3 clients What are some expensive mistakes that shaped the way you make decisions later on The strategies I used to grow your AppSumo when I just started And if you want me to answer your question in a future episode, submit here: https://okdork.com/asknoah
9/17/202213 minutes, 15 seconds
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Behind the Scene of Jewish Entrepreneurship (w/ Michael Eisenberg)

Michael Eisenberg, co-founder and general partner at Aleph, an early-stage venture capital fund. Michael was born and raised in Manhattan, New York. During his college years, he went abroad and studied in Israel for two years. The trip was SO transformative that he decided to go back to Israel after he got his degree in New York. Michael got into venture capital because he wanted to help Israeli entrepreneurs create more jobs for people. Some of his notable investments include WeWork, Wix and Lemonade, a popular renter insurance platform. Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/264 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah  
9/9/202221 minutes, 14 seconds
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Answering Your Questions #10

Round 10 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah. In this episode, we are going to talk about: How I compensated my initial hires at AppSumo How to allocate your marketing funds for top, middle, and lower funnel What is my process for interviewing contract copywriters   Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah And if you want me to answer your question in a future episode, submit here: https://okdork.com/asknoah
9/2/202219 minutes, 46 seconds
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Answering Your Questions #9

Round 9 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah. In this episode, we are going to talk about: The most powerful tool for self-improvement Don’t look for business ideas, find pain How to enjoy the journey more And if you want to have one of your questions answered in a future episode, submit here. Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/262 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
8/30/202218 minutes, 28 seconds
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Making $3 Million/Year with Pro Poker Player Jared Bleznick

Jared Bleznick is a pro poker player who dropped out of college to play online in 2007. He started with $1000, and ended up making $100,000 in his first year. Eventually, he transitioned into playing live tournaments like the World Series of Poker. In his prime, he made $3 million dollars per year! Now, he just plays poker for fun and runs a successful sports card business, Blez Sports Cards, with his brothers. Jared knows what it’s like to win big and lose big at the game of poker. In this episode, he dives into the most money he’s ever won and lost in a hand, how he handles big losses, what he spends money on, and more. Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/261 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
8/19/202228 minutes, 48 seconds
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Answering Your Questions #8

Round 8 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah. In this episode, we are going to talk about: Updates on my quest to find a wife How I would run an agency business What are some companies I would want to work for right out of college https://okdork.com/podcast/260 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
8/12/202220 minutes, 35 seconds
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Talking God, Country, Cycling and Remote work with Tropical MBA

Dan and Ian of Tropical MBA started working together 15 years ago making parts for cat furniture and valet stands. Through that business, they learned tons about eCommerce, how to work together as business partners, and what a successful business exit looks and feels like. They took all their knowledge and passion for remote work and built Tropical MBA into a community of events and podcasts for people who wanted to become location-independent entrepreneurs. Now, they launched Dynamite Jobs, a platform where people can find remote work so they can live and work like Dan and Ian have for the past couple of decades. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about working for yourself wherever you want, you’ll love this episode. Check out Tropical MBA at: TropicalMBA.com/Podcasts And Dynamite Jobs at Dynamite Jobs.com Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/259 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
8/5/202258 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Art of Being (w/ Joe Hudson)

Joe Hudson is a host on one of my favorite podcasts - Art of Accomplishment (my 2nd fav after this show!). When I was chatting with Joe in this episode, I talked about my anxiety of boredom, my life of “should”, and these crazy critical voices in my head. Joe is an amazing person to talk to about these topics, and he has a great laugh. Definitely check out Joe’s podcast and his Connection Course at ArtofAccomplishment.com. Full show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/258 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
7/29/202237 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ultimate Guide to Recession Proof Business (Re-Release)

This episode was originally published in 2020. You can find the show notes of the episode here. Whether a recession is actually coming or not, the biggest thing is to focus on building momentum and being proactive during these uncertain times. You might get knocked down. You might get discouraged. But the key part is to keeping going and get back on it as soon as possible. In this episode, I share 11 exact strategies to recession proof your business today and forever. https://okdork.com/podcast/143 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
7/22/202225 minutes, 41 seconds
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Recession Money Moves with Ramit Sethi

Popular finance advisor and entrepreneur Ramit Sethi is all about helping people live their rich lives. After graduating from Stanford University, Ramit wrote the bestselling book, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, which has helped thousands of people get their financial life together so they can live fuller lives. Today, Ramit helps people navigate their financial habits and money mindsets through his courses on IWT.com and his podcast, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, takes listeners behind closed doors to listen in on raw conversations about the money habits of real-life couples. If you want to spend, save, and invest smarter so you can live your rich life (whatever that means to you!) then check out this episode with Ramit. https://okdork.com/podcast/257 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
7/22/202252 minutes, 8 seconds
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Answering Your Questions #7

Round 7 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah. In this episode, we are going to talk about: How to be more pleasantly persistent? How to get someone to your online event or webinar? Tips for growing your YouTube channel. https://okdork.com/podcast/256 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
7/8/202212 minutes, 55 seconds
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From Corporate Lawyer to Relationship Coach (w/ Stephanie Rigg)

Stephanie Rigg is a former corporate lawyer down in Australia, but after some soul searching (and Google searching) she became a relationship coach to help people have better and healthier love lives. I randomly found her on Instagram and she was the first relationship coach I ever saw that wasn’t woo-woo and had solid, unique advice. Now, she makes more money being a relationship coach than she did as a lawyer, and her online course, Healing Anxious Attachment, has helped hundreds of people process their anxious attachment styles so they can move toward more secure relationships.  If you want to have a healthier and more fulfilling relationship, check out Stephanie’s breakthrough-inducing course and insightful Instagram content @stephanie__rigg. https://okdork.com/podcast/255 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah  
7/1/202255 minutes, 34 seconds
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Talking Recession tactics, Living Rich and Finances with The Financial Samurai

Sam Dogen (AKA, the Financial Samurai) founded America’s #1 personal finance blog and podcast, helping people make and save more money while living the lives they truly want. The market crash of 2009 rocked Sam’s financial world even though he worked for 10 years at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, got an MBA from UC Berkeley, saved aggressively, and diversified his investments. So he started a personal finance site to help him and others make sense of all the chaos. After writing 2,500+ personal finance articles, he used his knowledge to write a best-selling book, Buy This, Not That: How To Spend Your Way To Wealth And Freedom. His book is your secret weapon to getting ahead in this hyper-competitive world. https://okdork.com/podcast/254 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah  
6/23/20221 hour, 24 seconds
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The 2-Hour Cocktail Party - Nick Gray

Nick Gray is the founder of Museum Hack. A company that hosts creative tours around museums all over the world. He grew Museum Hack into a multi-million dollar business and then sold it recently in an interesting way. Now he spends a lot of his free time hosting cool parties and teaching others how to do the same. Nick is probably one of the BEST party hosts I know. His new book The 2-Hour Cocktail Party teaches you how to host lightweight stress-free parties. Go check it at Party.pro. https://okdork.com/podcast/253 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah  
6/18/202234 minutes, 58 seconds
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Answering Your Questions #6

Round 4 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah. In this episode, we are going to talk about: How to strategically work for interesting companies What to do after a successful product launch on AppSumo Should you start a new business or focus on your main business https://okdork.com/podcast/252 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah  
6/8/202219 minutes, 53 seconds
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How Billion Dollar Tech Companies Operate (w/ Gokul Rajaram)

Gokul Rajaram has worked as an executive at some of the biggest tech companies: Google, Facebook, Square, etc. He is currently the Caviar Lead at Doordash and advises different tech startups in his free time. I came across Gokul on Twitter. You can check him out @gokulr. He also has INSANE articles on Medium about how to run a company. My favorite one is  "The weekly CEO e-mail". I’ve copied that at AppSumo, and I’ve found it super amazing! https://okdork.com/podcast/251 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
6/2/202233 minutes, 56 seconds
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My (new) favorite musician

Randomly stumbled upon David Wolve’s music on Spotify, and I f*cking love it! Turns out he makes all the music himself and works at the airport. My favorite songs from him are “Rapture” and “Touring Test”, but frankly all of them are amazing! Go check his music out on YouTube or Spotify. https://okdork.com/podcast/250 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah
5/26/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 45 seconds
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From English Major to Co-founder of Electronic Arts (w/ Bing Gordon)

Bing Gordon was the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Electronic Arts, the popular video game company.    In his twenties, Bing did a lot of interesting things. He wrote poetries in college, tried acting for a year, and even did commercial fishing. Then he worked at EA for over 26 years and contributed to the marketing and design of many best-selling games such as The Sims and John Madden Football. Today, he is an investor, company advisor, and just full of wisdom. https://okdork.com/podcast/249 Get the BEST daily deals on software at: https://appsumo.com/noah    
5/20/202227 minutes, 49 seconds
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How to Listen to Your Inner Voice (w/ Joseph Kelly)

Joseph Kelly is the Co-founder and CEO of Unchained Capital. We play squash together, and he is one of my best friends. After dropping out of college, he started a big data company. Sold it for a lot of money. Then he got into Bitcoin because he is a very curious person and started Unchained Capital, which offers loans and other financial services to long-term Bitcoin holders. https://okdork.com/podcast/248 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10  
5/13/202250 minutes, 55 seconds
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Answering Your Questions #5

Round 5 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah. In this episode, we are going to talk about: How to start a business in a developing country like El Salvador My recommendations for affiliate and referral marketing Top things I look for when hiring a great operations person https://okdork.com/podcast/247 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
5/5/202218 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Crazy Story of Spikeball

Chris Ruder is the founder and CEO of Spikeball. The funny thing about Spikeball is that it was invented by a different guy named Jeff Knurek in 1989. It was only in the market for a few years before quickly dying out. Chris was actually an early player of the game as a kid, saw its potential, decided to find the game as an adult, and turn it into a successful business.  https://okdork.com/podcast/246 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
4/28/202235 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Inventor of the Ethernet - Bob Metcalfe

Bob Metcalfe helped invent the Ethernet in 1973 while working at Xerox. He didn’t get rich from helping to invent the Ethernet though. Bob actually got rich by starting his own computer networking company called 3Com, where he sold Ethernet and many other products. After the success of 3Com, which became a multi-billion dollar company, he tried many other careers. He was a journalist, a VC, and a professor. And now, he is looking for his next job. https://okdork.com/podcast/245 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
4/21/202249 minutes, 51 seconds
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The NASA Astronaut

Carl J. Meade is a wise man with a lot to share.   First, he was an electronics design engineer at the Hughes Aircraft Company. Then he went to the U.S Airforce and became a test pilot. And then he got selected by NASA to be an astronaut where he worked for over 10 years going on different Space Shuttle missions. In this interview, Carl teaches you how to create a fulfilling career for yourself. https://okdork.com/podcast/244 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
4/14/202241 minutes, 33 seconds
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Answering Your Questions #4

Round 4 of answering your Q&As with your uncle Noah. In this episode, we are going to talk about: Why I love making YouTube videos Strategies for building a community What are my tips for launching 7-figure companies https://okdork.com/podcast/243 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
4/7/202216 minutes, 44 seconds
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Mattress Mack lost $9.5 million on the Super Bowl (and was happy about it)

Jim McIngvale, aka. Mattress Mack, is a 71-year-old entrepreneur known for making INSANE million-dollar bets on various sports. You might think he has a crazy gambling problem. But actually, these are very creative marketing campaigns to promote his furniture store. Mack came from humble beginnings. He started a furniture business in 1981 with just $5,000 dollars, and now it's a HUGE business making $200 million dollars a year in revenue — he also gives a ton of it away. https://okdork.com/podcast/242 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
3/31/202222 minutes, 27 seconds
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Answering Your Questions #3

I actually really enjoy doing these Q&As, so let me know on Twitter if you like them too. In this episode, we talk are going to talk about: 1. If your superpower is design but you hate marketing 2. What is the difference between a good and a great day. 3. When to finally quit your businesses or not. https://okdork.com/podcast/241 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
3/24/202223 minutes, 43 seconds
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The World’s No.1 Squash Player

Ali Farag is one of the most popular squash players at the moment. He has previously won two Squash World Championship titles, and he is also a Harvard graduate Now if you don’t know about squash, not the vegetable, it’s a game you play on a court, kind of like racketball, but with a smaller ball. It’s one of my favorite sports. I’m super addicted. In this interview, Ali shares how he become the no.1 squash player in the world. https://okdork.com/podcast/240 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10  
3/17/20221 hour, 5 seconds
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Tea with My Best Friend Tynan

We bought back one of our most popular guests, Tynan, for another fun episode. From trying to buy a penguin, actually buying an island, and traveling 3+ million miles… Tynan is definitely the most interesting person I know. In this episode, we talk about my 40th birthday, being happy with the simple stuff, and holding yourself to high standards. https://okdork.com/podcast/239 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
3/10/202248 minutes, 45 seconds
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How Mark Cuban Makes $1,275,100,000/Year?!

You probably know Mark Cuban from Shark Tank, and maybe you know that he’s the owner of the Dallas Mavericks… BUT did you know that he bought Netflix stocks when it was only $50/share? In this episode, we are going to look at how exactly Mark Cuban makes over $1B/Year from all of his different businesses ventures. Full show notes at: https://okdork.com/podcast/238 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
3/3/202214 minutes, 38 seconds
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Writing Tips for The Age of Internet (w/ David Perell)

David is a writer and educator, and he likes playing golf.  His online course, Write of Passage, has been taken by more than 500 students from companies like Intel, Google, and Twitter. He also hosts the North Start podcast where he interviews high-achievers such as Seth Godin, Ryan Holiday, and Tyler Cowen. Full show notes at: https://okdork.com/podcast/237 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
2/25/202239 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Art of Breathing (w/ Robbie Bent)

Robbie Bent is the co-founder and CEO of Othership. Previously when Robbie was working at the Ethereum Foundation, he watched many of his colleagues deal with isolation and burnout from working remotely. He realized many others are suffering the same problem today due to the pandemic, so he decided to create a platform to make people feel better! Othership is a platform that includes a physical space (sauna + ice bath classes), a mobile breathwork app, and a global community. In this episode, we talk about how Robbie got involved with Ethereum when it was only $6 and why everyone should practice breathworks. Full show notes at: https://okdork.com/podcast/236 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
2/17/202243 minutes, 50 seconds
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3 Millennials Who Retired in Their 30s

I know a lot of you are in a day job that you don’t love, and you're trying to escape the "rat race".  So in this episode, I’m going to share 3 stories of people who retired in their 30s and break down their strategies. Full show notes at: https://okdork.com/podcast/235 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
2/11/202222 minutes, 34 seconds
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A New Way to Run Companies (w/ Sam Corcos of LevelsHealth)

Sam Corcos, co-founder and CEO of Levels, a health tech company that lets you track your blood glucose level in real-time using a device that you can stick on your arm and an app. Sam says they are on a mission to solve the metabolic health crisis. Prior to that, Sam was already a three-time founder either as the CTO or Engineering Lead. This is his first time being a CEO and he has tons of interesting lessons to share. https://okdork.com/podcast/234 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
2/3/20221 hour, 5 seconds
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Learning More by Asking More (w/ Sam Parr)

Sam Parr is a serial hustler, entrepreneur, & co-host of the top 10 business podcast, My First Million. Many years ago, he read an article on my blog about starting conferences. He took the insights from that article and started Hustle Con, a TED-like conference for entrepreneurs. In 2016, he turned Hustle Con into The Hustle, a highly successful business newsletter viewed by over one million-plus people every day. The Hustle was acquired by HubSpot in 2021 for tens of millions of dollars. His other entrepreneurial endeavors include a chain of hot dog stands, an online liquor store, and a roommate matching startup. https://okdork.com/podcast/233 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
1/27/202256 minutes, 18 seconds
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Thank You Episode 2 | Q&A with Noah

In today’s episode, we ran out of episodes… so George, our intern, asked me to answer some of your most popular questions that you think I might have an answer to. Also, I figured it’s time I did another Q&A because I love y’all, and I want to continue to be your guys’ biggest cheerleader! https://okdork.com/podcast/232 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
1/20/202219 minutes, 27 seconds
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How to Run a Political Campaign Like a Startup (w/ Blake Masters)

Blake Masters is the COO at Thiel Capital and President of The Thiel Foundation. He also co-authored the popular business book Zero to One with Peter Thiel in 2014. Blake is currently running for the U.S Senate in Arizona, and in this episode, we talk about the similarities between running a political campaign versus running a startup. Quick disclaimer: the political views, information, or opinions expressed during this episode are solely those of the individuals expressing them. https://okdork.com/podcast/231 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10  
1/13/20221 hour, 2 seconds
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How to Build an NFT Community (w/ Peter Deltondo)

Dronies is an NFT project is created by a group of people that own a really cool design agency called Unfold. They’ve worked with Facebook, Samsung, Berkshire Hathaway, and Adobe. And now they are creating the first NFT project that is partnered up with the creators of Solana, a cryptocurrency that might be the killer of Ethereum. https://okdork.com/podcast/230 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
1/6/202243 minutes, 44 seconds
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8 Surprising Lessons I'm Learning as The CEO of a $100M Business

A couple of months ago, I stepped back in as the CEO of AppSumo, a company I started 11 years ago. It’s been 5 years since I was CEO, and the company has 50xed in size.  We’ve got close to 100 people working with us, and we’re making close to $100M this year. I’ve been learning A LOT about leadership after coming back, and I want to share some of these lessons I’ve been learning with you guys. Show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/229 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10  
12/16/202113 minutes, 17 seconds
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10 Signs You're Going To Be Successful

What are the signs that you are going to be successful? In my 20 years as an entrepreneur, I’ve met a lot of young and ambitious people, and few of them stood out. These are people I can see doing really well no matter what, and a couple of them have already gone on to start huge companies. In this episode, I share some of the common qualities and traits I see in the people that generally go on to become successful. Show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/228 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
12/9/202110 minutes, 58 seconds
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Solving the Cold Start Problem (w/ Andrew Chen)

Andrew Chen is a general partner at a16z where he invests in consumer startups and marketplaces. He is also one of my oldest best friends and played a MAJOR role in the success of my company Appsumo. His new book, The Cold Start Problem, is dropping on December 7th. In the book, he shares the core secrets of starting and scaling tech startups after interviewing CEOs from companies like Zoom, Twitch, and Slack Show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/227 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
12/2/202154 minutes, 44 seconds
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Start ANY Business With Less Than $100

The #1 excuse that wantrepreneurs make for not starting a business is that they don’t have the resources: They don’t have the money, they don’t know how to code, they don’t know the right people, etc. In this episode, I show you how to start ANY business with less than $100. I’m going to show you how I would start a tech startup like Uber, a fast-food business like Chipotle, or a clothing company like Patagonia. Show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/226 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10  
11/25/202114 minutes, 20 seconds
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9 Best Side Hustles You Can Start From Home

Hosting unique activities. Photography for pets. Employee referral bonuses. These are just a couple of the side hustles you can start from home and make an extra $4000/month on the side. Our team researched tons of side hustles that anyone can start from an iPad, phone, or laptop. We know a lot of you guys don’t have any idea, so we made this episode just for you! Show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/225 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
11/18/202114 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Ultimate 9-5 Escape Plan

From 22 to 26 I was working day jobs. I worked at Intel, then at Facebook, and finally at Mint. I had some cool experiences, but overall I was mostly unhappy because I wanted to start my own business, sooooo…. I kept getting fired or quitting early. If I could go back in time I would do things a little differently... I hope this will help give you some clarity on your entrepreneurial journey. Show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/224 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
11/4/202113 minutes, 40 seconds
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How to Run a $100M Company Without Meetings (w/ Sahil Lavingia)

Sahil Lavingia is the founder of Gumroad, employee #2 at Pinterest, an artist, and he writes really dope tweets. In March this year, his company Gumroad raised $5M in 12 hours by crowdfunding from his customers at a $100M evaluation. Now, Sahil is launching his first book titled “The Minimalist Entrepreneur: How Great Founders Do More with Less” where he shows founders how to build a great company without an Ivy League degree and millions of dollars in venture capital. Show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/223 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
10/28/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
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Introduction To Marketing | Marketing 101

In this episode, I condense everything I’ve ever learned about marketing from working at Facebook, Mint, and Appsumo so that you can start getting customers for your business today! Show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/222 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10  
10/21/202115 minutes, 10 seconds
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How to Have a Great Day (w/ Erik Allebest of Chess.com)

Erik Allebest is co-founder and CEO of Chess.com. In 2006, Erik and co-founder Jay decided the world needs a better chess website. He turned in multiple job offers from tech companies such as Facebook to make this dream a reality. Today, chess.com is the #1 chess-related website in the world!  They have more than 50+ million members on their website, and 8+ million games played each day. Show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/221 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
10/14/202145 minutes, 15 seconds
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14+ Years of Creating (w/ Pat Flynn)

Pat Flynn is an entrepreneur, podcaster & collector of Pokemon cards. He went from being let go from his job to starting an online empire. And today, his online business Smart Passive Income is a 7-figure business and reaches over 1 million people per month. He also hosts The Smart Passive Income Podcast, which was at one point the #3 overall business podcast in iTunes. Show notes: https://okdork.com/podcast/220 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
10/7/202141 minutes, 33 seconds
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16 Leadership Activities (You Can Do Today)

In 2018, I took a trip to Israel to learn how to be a better leader. There were 50 other people there, including a vice president at Nike, people who have sold businesses, and more. I left the trip with 16 leadership activities that have stuck with me to this day and wanted to share them with you beautiful people. You might not be a natural leader, but if you run a team or lead anyone, I think it's your responsibility to learn. And these tips will help. https://okdork.com/podcast/219 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
9/30/202113 minutes, 29 seconds
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7 Books That Changed My Life & Business

Books are literally the most affordable investment you can make in yourself. Having read over 1,000 books in my lifetime, I'm excited to share the 7 books that have had the biggest impact on my life and business. I’ll also be sharing actionable takeaways so you can implement them today. If you’ve ever wanted to learn which books have most contributed to AppSumo becoming a 9-figure business and have had a huge impact on my overall happiness, you’ll love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/218 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
9/23/202119 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Four Seasons Approach (w/ Rob Hagelberg)

Rob Hagelberg is the General Manager of The Four Seasons in Austin, TX. Having worked for the luxury hotel & resort company for the last two decades, he’s learned what separates the good from the truly exceptional. “The Four Season Approach” can be applied to any business — from the service/product you provide to the employees you hire — and in this episode, we dive into the frameworks they’ve developed over the years to create an exceptional company and brand. https://okdork.com/podcast/217 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
9/16/202148 minutes, 47 seconds
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Make $500k/Month Selling Premium Ice Baths (w/ Michael Garrett & Ryan Duey)

In the summer of 2020, Michael Garrett & Ryan Duey were forced to shut down their businesses due to COVID. Just 12 months later, their new business, TheColdPlunge.com, has done $3.5M in sales and they’ve partnered with A-listers like Tony Hawk, Rich Roll, and Aubrey Marcus.If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to start a thriving business when your backs against the wall and connect with A-listers to grow your brand, you’re going to love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/216 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
9/9/202145 minutes, 46 seconds
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What I Learned Spending $15,000 on Therapy

In today’s episode, I talk about my experience spending over $15,000 on therapy in the last 10 years. I share everything I’ve learned in the process, and answer all the questions you might have about it. If you’ve ever considered therapy or want to know how to get the most out of it, you’ll love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/215 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
9/2/202119 minutes, 45 seconds
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How to Find Meaning in Business & Life (w/ Donald Miller)

In today’s episode, I’m highlighting one of my all-time interviews with New York Times' bestselling author and founder of StoryBrand, Donald Miller. This shortened version of our full interview dives into Donald’s formula for living a life of meaning. His advice is timeless and something I re-visit regularly. If you’ve ever wanted to learn the tenets of living a happy, fulfilled life, you’ll love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/214 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10  
8/26/202112 minutes, 4 seconds
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Turning $40 into a $6B (w/ Daymond John)

Daymond John is the CEO and founder of the $6 billion global brand FUBU and star of ABC’s Shark Tank. His consulting agency, The Shark Group, has worked with more than 100 startups and his books, The Power of Broke and Rise and Grind, were New York Times best sellers. Now, Daymond’s releasing a self-narrated Audible Original titled Founding FUBU where he shares his journey as a kid from Queens who turned $40 into a $6 billion empire. In this episode, we dive into his story, why he writes his own obituary every year and at the end, I pitch Daymond AppSumo (Shark Tank-style)。 https://okdork.com/podcast/213 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
8/20/202157 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Make 7-Figures on Fiverr (w/ Alex Fasulo)

Alexandra Fasulo is a copywriter, freelancer, and Fiverr millionaire.She first gained international attention in 2018 for her feature on CNBC “How to Make 6-Figures on Fiverr.” Since then, she’s been featured on MSN, AOL, Business Insider, and Yahoo Finance.But before Alex started making bank off Fiverr, she was in NYC working a PR job she hated. Just 4-weeks into the job, she quit with no plan & no money.Flash forward to now — Alex owns her own ghostwriting business, sells e-books and courses about the world of freelancing, she owns a photo app called EyePop and is co-owner of a mobile trailer bar business with her mom. Simply put, Alex does it all — she has her own ghostwriting business, sells e-books and courses about the world of freelancing, she owns a trending photo map app called EyePop and is co-owner of Campfire Trailers: a mobile trailer bar business. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to live life on your own terms, you’ll love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/211 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
8/5/202146 minutes, 59 seconds
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How I Made My First Million Dollars

By the age of 29 I made my first million dollars, but the journey to get there was far from sexy. I went from working in a cubicle at Intel, to working (and getting fired) by Facebook, to sleeping on couches for almost a year. It took lots of trial and error, but I finally landed on AppSumo.com, which got me to the $1 million mark and is now an eight figure company (and growing).In this episode, I'm going to share my full story so that you can create a game plan for yourself. It won't be easy or fast, but the money will come if you focus on adding value and creating things that people want. https://okdork.com/podcast/210 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
7/29/202112 minutes, 25 seconds
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How to Control Your Attention & Choose Your Life (w/ Nir Eyal)

Nir Eyal is the author of two New York Times Best Sellers — Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. Previously, he taught as a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Design School, sold two technology companies since 2003 and was dubbed by The M.I.T. Technology Review as, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”In this interview, Nir talks about what his life’s been like since moving to Singapore and how you can resist distraction & take power back over your time. https://okdork.com/podcast/209 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
7/22/202154 minutes, 51 seconds
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Top Marketing Strategies in 2021

In this episode, I share the best marketing strategies that you should be using to grow your business in 2021 (as well as the ones that are completely overhyped).Some of these strategies are based on my experience at Facebook, Mint.com, and AppSumo.com — helping them reach millions of people a month. Others are lessons learned from tripling my Youtube subscriber count over the last few months. https://okdork.com/podcast/208 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
7/15/202118 minutes, 44 seconds
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Living 10 Years in the Future (w/ Raoul Pal)

Raoul Pal is a former hedge fund manager turned entrepreneur. At the age of 36, he retired to the coast of Spain and started an independent financial research firm called Global Macro Investor. In 2014, he co-founded Real Vision where he breaks down the complex world of finance, business and the global economy. As you’ll hear in this episode, Raoul is a futurist who likes to think in 10 year increments. It’s why he invested 98% of his liquid net worth into Bitcoin and Ethereum in 2020 and decided to buy a house in the Cayman Islands. He visualizes the future he wants & believes in and makes it a reality. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to do the same, you’ll love this interview. https://okdork.com/podcast/207 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
7/8/202156 minutes, 36 seconds
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Creating Your Own Digital Country Club (w/ Moses Kagan)

Moses Kagan is co-founder of Adaptive Realty, a Los Angeles-based real estate private equity firm that has overseen the acquisition and rehabilitation of nearly 100 properties.Moses finds beaten-down buildings in LA and buys, renovates, and holds them as long term investments — an atypical strategy compared to most real estate private equity firms. Niching down has given him a competitive advantage in one of the most cut-throat real estate markets in the world, but getting to this point has been far from easy.In this episode, Moses shares the downside of working in the fringes of the LA real estate market, the tactics he uses to capitalize on market inefficiencies and how he’s leveraged a decade of writing online to create his own digital “country club”. https://okdork.com/podcast/206 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
7/1/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 1 second
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How to Go Viral and Turn Your Ideas into Millions (w/ Shaan Puri)

Shaan Puri is an entrepreneur, investor & co-host of the top 10 business podcast, My First Million. After trying to build the "Chipotle for Sushi" in his early 20’s, Shaan found his way to Silicon Valley and where he became CEO of Bebo. After selling the company to Twitch, he’s now a senior director of product. Shaan has figured out the formula to hack people's attention better than just about anyone. Within the last year, his podcast has climbed to the top of the iTunes Charts, he’s grown his Twitter following by more than 10x and he recently raised $4M for his rolling fund from a single tweet. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to quickly build a cult following, you’ll love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/205 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
6/24/202150 minutes, 35 seconds
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Finding Content-Market Fit (w/ Samir Chaudry)

Samir Chaudry is a Youtuber and second half of the duo, Colin & Samir — a channel that provides in-depth analysis on the latest news in the creator economy and features interviews with creators like MKDHB & Mr. BeastIt’s taken Colin & Samir 10 years to find ‘Content-Market Fit’ but as of this year, they’ve finally hit their stride and have parlayed their success into launching a creator economy-focused newsletter called The Publish Press.If you've ever wanted to learn how to sustainability create content that brands will pay for and your audience loves, you’re going to dig this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/204 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
6/17/202154 minutes, 40 seconds
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Growing AppSumo from $4M to $85M (w/ Ayman Al-Abdullah)

Ayman Al-Abdullah is a former AppSumo customer (Sumo-Ling), product manager at Microsoft, and has been AppSumo’s CEO for the last 6+ years. Having grown the business from $4M to $85M in revenue, he recommended that we find a new CEO as we enter our next phase of growth. If you've ever wanted to learn how to grow an 8-figure business and why a different type of CEO is required to take us to 9+ figures, you’re going to love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/203 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
6/10/202147 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Techie with 1M Subscribers (w/ Joma Tech)

Joma Tech is a YouTuber who makes tech entertainment videos about life in Silicon Valley. He’s built an audience of 1 million subscribers while working full-time as a data scientist and software programmer for major tech companies.His videos are a unique blend of entertaining and educational, but as you’ll hear in the interview, he still faces imposter syndrome just like the rest of us. However, that doesn’t detract from his ultimate goal of becoming a director and build a multi-million dollar media company. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about a techie's creative process and what it takes to grow a Youtube channel to 1M, you’ll love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/202 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
6/3/202151 minutes, 45 seconds
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Advice From a Crypto Consultant (w/ Andy Beal)

Andy Beal is a former corporate lawyer-turned crypto consultant who covers trends in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry via his newsletter 30,000 Feet. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how a crypto expert thinks about balancing their portfolio, you’ll love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/201 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
5/27/202154 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to Operate Your Youtube Channel Like The Mafia (w/ Jake Tran)

Jake Tran is a 22-year-old YouTuber who makes entrepreneurial video essays on subjects like “How The Ultra Wealthy Evade Taxes” and “The Economics of the Mafia”. He currently has 500k subscribers, but Jake spent his early years on YouTube seeing little traction. It wasn’t until he pivoted his content towards long-form video essays that his channel started to see meaningful growth. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to run your YouTube Channel like the mafia, you’re going to love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/200 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
5/20/202150 minutes, 9 seconds
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How YouTube is Changing the World (w/ Eric “Airrack” Decker)

If you’ve been on YouTube in the last 12 months, you’ve likely seen or heard of Eric “Airrack” Decker who went from zero to 1 million subscribers in under one year. Along the way, he’s pulled off stunts like sneaking his way into the Super Bowl and stranding himself on an island until he reached 1 million subs.But just one year ago, he was a college dropout who built a 6-figure wedding videography business, only to see it completely go under due to COVID. With $20k of debt and nowhere else to turn, he decided to go all-in on YouTube and the rest is history. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to relentlessly pursue your dreams and come out on top, you’ll love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/199 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10  
5/13/202153 minutes, 54 seconds
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Going From The Army to Bitcoin Influencer (w/ Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano)

Anthony Pompliano is an entrepreneur, investor, and host of The Pomp Podcast — one of the most popular podcasts in business and investing. He’s built and sold numerous companies, ran Product & Growth teams at Facebook, and manages a portfolio valued at more than $500 million in early-stage tech companies. But most notably, he’s wildly bullish on Bitcoin and crypto. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to develop your unique voice and build a loyal following as a result, you’ll definitely want to tune into this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/198 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10  
5/6/202144 minutes, 9 seconds
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Going from Scrappy Mode to Scale Mode (w/ Mike Maples)

Mike Maples is a co-founding Partner at Floodgate, a VC firm that has invested in companies like Lyft, Twitch, and Twitter. He's also the host of Starting Greatness, a podcast where shares startup lessons from super performers like Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman. If you've ever wanted to learn how to scale your business to seven figures and beyond, you're going to love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/197 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
4/29/202143 minutes, 50 seconds
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Facebook, Chaos and Marketing (w/ Richard Cooper of Entrepreneurs In Cars)

Richard Cooper is an entrepreneur, father, self-care advocate, and host of Entrepreneurs in Cars.  His YouTube channel helps men understand the truth about money, self-care, and intersexual dynamics. Since launching in 2014, the channel has  13+ million views and 100,000+ subscribers. Make sure to tune in if you want to learn how to structure your career, finances, and friends for long-term success and happiness. https://okdork.com/podcast/196 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10  
4/22/202159 minutes, 12 seconds
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When To Stop vs Keep Going w/ Bilal Zaidi of Creator Lab

Bilal Zaidi is the Podcast Host & Founder of Creator Lab where he’s interviewed the likes of Gary Vaynerchuk (VaynerMedia) and Scott Harrison (Charity Water) and other 1%’ers at the top of their game. His goal — to help people create change and learn how to turn their ideas into action. This episode is my interview with Bilal on Creator Lab, so tune in If you’ve ever wanted to learn about how to find work that makes you never want to retire. https://okdork.com/podcast/195 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
4/15/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 44 seconds
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How to Hack Your Wealth (w/ Jeff Rose of Wealth Hacker)

Jeff Rose is a former veteran turned financial planner/blogger. Now, he’s focusing on his YouTube channel where he teaches actionable wealth building, investing, and online marketing strategies you can use to grow your online brand and boost your side hustle income. If you want to learn how to build wealth both financially and personally, you’ll love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/194 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
4/8/202153 minutes, 5 seconds
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Top Shot Millionaire Talks Biggest Opportunities in 2021

Jesse Schwarz purchased an NFT of Lebron James for $208,000 - the most ever spent on the platform ‘NBA Top Shot’. Since the purchase, the NFT has 5x’ed in value and Jesse’s making waves having been featured on ESPN, Bleacher Report, USA Today, and more. In this episode, we’ll dive into how Jesse saw the opportunity to buy the Lebron clip and spotlight other undervalued NFT’s to look out for in the space. https://okdork.com/podcast/193 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10  
4/1/202148 minutes, 32 seconds
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Founder of the Biggest NFT Marketplace

Devin Finzer is the Co-founder of OpenSea, the largest marketplace for NFT’s. The company was founded in 2017 (before NFT’s were cool), and in February of 2021, $95 million in digital merchandise were sold on their marketplace. Why is that interesting? Because the month before, their sales were $8 million! Folks, NFT’s are here in a big way and in this interview, I’m talking with the guy who recently secured $24M in funding from a16z and is building the ‘Amazon of NFTs’!  If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the future of NFT’s and where to invest in the space, you’ll LOVE this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/192 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10 Check out my producer's podcast: backstagecareers.com  
3/25/202135 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to Stop Being A Consumer and Start Being A Producer (w/ Mind Valley)

MindValley is a revolutionary school that’s had over 10M+ people attend worldwide. Their philosophy - they teach the world the art of truly living extraordinary, fulfilling, happy lives. In this episode, we dive into those subjects and you’ll learn how to let go of the things that don’t serve you & double down on the things that do. https://okdork.com/podcast/191 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10  
3/18/202150 minutes, 42 seconds
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Finding Your North Star with Ali Abdaal

Ali Abdaal - a UK-based Youtuber who grew his channel to over 700k subscribers in 3 years WHILE being a full-time doctor. Since June'20, his channel has almost doubled in size to 1.5M subs. 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. https://okdork.com/podcast/190 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
3/11/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 42 seconds
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How Lewis Howes Got to 1M Youtube Subscribers

Lewis Howes is a New York Times Bestselling author, lifestyle entrepreneur, high-performance business coach, and keynote speaker. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked podcast, The School of Greatness, which has over 300 million downloads. And he was recognized by The White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30.  https://okdork.com/podcast/189 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
3/4/20211 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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How do You Take Yourself to The Next Level

Joe Hawley is a former NFL football player who played eight seasons and earned over $13 million. He retired at 30 and becoming a free agent. Joe has an insane story of actually making it to the NFL, but had so many ups and downs along the way. If you want to learn more about Joe, he's got two podcasts: Life Beyond The Game and Quantum Coffee with Joe Holly. Also, he has a men's support group for former NFL players who are transitioning to regular life called – The Hart Collective. https://okdork.com/podcast/188 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
2/25/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Accidental Angel Investor

Ohad Pressman is CEO of Stackbit, the first open, complete platform for the JAMstack. He is also an early-stage investor in companies such as Netlify, Domestika, Riverside, and others. He has been an entrepreneur and builder for 25 years and has built everything from real-time computer graphics engines to large-scale software systems.  If you've ever been curious about angel investing, you're going to love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/187 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10  
2/19/202147 minutes, 7 seconds
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Lessons from Twitch Founder - Justin Kan

Justin Kan is the co-founder of live video platforms Justin.tv and Twitch. And Twitch was sold for almost a billion dollars. This is a super fascinating episode. So if you're interested in how Twitch sold for a billion plus having a good conversation today, you're gonna like this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/186 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
2/11/202151 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Guy Who Paid $10k For a Wife

Joe Cohen the CEO of SelfHacked, SelfDecode, and LabTestAnalyzer. Joe posted a $10,000 bounty for a wife. It went viral and the rest is history. But the adventure and conversation are wild. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about communities, relationships, and some Jewish stuff, you’ll love this episode.  https://okdork.com/podcast/185 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10
2/4/202153 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Next Warren Buffett – Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson is the co-founder and Managing Partner at Tiny Capital. He also founded MetaLab, the agency which helped design Slack, and he's invested in a range of other companies. Recently he's taken a company public that is worth almost a billion dollars!! If you ever want to learn about buying companies, and what it's like working at startups, you are going to love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/184 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10  
1/28/202140 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Founder of My Favorite Taco Restaurant in the World

Roberto Espinosa is the co-founder of Tacodeli. He opened the first Tacodeli location in Austin, TX in 1999, and has spent the last 21 years building the most amazing taco restaurant in the world. I've spent years trying to get him on the show... and this episode DID NOT DISAPPOINT. Whether you want to run a restaurant or any company you'll love his slow and steady philosophy. https://okdork.com/podcast/183 Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10  
1/21/202141 minutes, 23 seconds
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Lessons To Learn From Billion Dollar Startups

Garry Tan is the co-founder of Initialized Capital - an early stage venture capital fund that invested early in companies like Coinbase and Instacart. He previously co-founded Posterous, and PostHaven (acquired by Twitter for $20M), and was also a Y Combinator partner from 2011-2015.   Use this link to get 10% off at checkout on AppSumo: https://appsumo.com/?coupon=noah10&code=noah10   https://okdork.com/podcast/182  
1/14/202143 minutes, 1 second
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How to Build a 100,000 Subscriber Newsletter on Substack

Codie Sanchez is a reformed journalist, turned Managing Director, and Partner at Entourage Effect Capital, a private equity firm focused specifically on investing in the legalized cannabis industry. https://okdork.com/podcast/181  
1/7/202143 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Most Popular Murder Mystery Podcast

Billy Jensen is a true-crime journalist turned consulting detective for law enforcement agencies. He is also the author of Chase Darkness with Me and runs a super popular murder mystery podcast – The First Degree. If you want to know how he created this career and why we are so fascinated by murder stories you’ll love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/180
12/24/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 6 seconds
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James Altucher - Weirder Than Ever

In this episode, I talk to James Altucher, the bestselling author of  Choose Yourself and The Power of No. He started a hedge fund, sold software companies, made millions, lost it all many times, and just an interesting guy. This is a fun holiday episode! https://okdork.com/podcast/179  
12/17/202050 minutes, 37 seconds
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How To Build a $150M Net Worth

Patrick Bet-David is the CEO of PHP Agency, Inc. a financial services company with over 12,000 agents in the US. He's also the man behind Valuetainment, one of the largest YouTube channels for entrepreneurs. https://okdork.com/podcast/178
12/10/202034 minutes, 21 seconds
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Lance Armstrong’s Teammate Reveals All (Again)

Tyler Hamilton is a former professional cyclist, who used to be teammates with Lance Armstrong. He wrote one of my favorite books on biking ever, The Secret Race, a behind the scenes look at the training and lifestyle of elite bikers. If you want to learn what it takes to be a pro athlete and hear some behind the scenes stories of Lance Armstrong then you’ll love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/177  
12/3/202051 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Image Consultant

Aaron Marino is a men's lifestyle expert, grooming guru, and famous YouTuber. His Youtube channel, Alpha M, has over 6 million subscribers where he talks about fashion, image, and lifestyle design for men. If you are looking to make money being a content creator, you will LOVE this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/176
11/26/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 47 seconds
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How AppSumo makes 8 figures from Affiliate Marketing

Nick Christensen is our head of customer acquisition at AppSumo and he’s responsible for our affiliate marketing program. In this episode, we pull back the curtain on how we run our affiliate program at AppSumo and how you can start your own. https://okdork.com/podcast/175
11/19/202037 minutes, 55 seconds
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MrBeast’s Manager Explains How to Make BIG Money On YouTube

Reed Duchscher is the business manager behind MrBeast’s YouTube channel. In total Reed manages 16 YouTubers which combined, average 2.4 BILLION views a month!!!! Just to put that into comparison, the Superbowl this year was watched by 99.9 Million people… If you’ve ever thought of starting an agency, regardless of the niche, you’re going to love this episode. https://okdork.com/podcast/174
11/13/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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Behind the Scenes of a $5,000,000/Year Online Productivity Course

Tiago Forte is the founder of Forte Labs and creator of the Building A Second Brain course. He’s a productivity expert who writes and speaks on how knowledge workers can be more productive and creative using technology. He has taught more than 20,000 people around the world through his online courses and live workshops. https://okdork.com/podcast/173
11/5/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 8 seconds
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Overcoming Childhood Trauma

Erin Tyler has designed book covers for multiple New York Times bestselling authors, such as James Altucher, Ryan Holiday, David Goggins, and Tucker Max. She’s currently the creative director at Scribe Media, and she just came out with her own books titled “The Bad One” in which she shares her experience of growing up in a family in which she was cast as the scapegoat. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/172
10/29/202044 minutes, 56 seconds
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My Former Intern Teaches me Business – Justin Mares

Justin Mares is the founder and CEO of Kettle and Fire, the fastest-growing bone broth brand in the country. He’s also the co-founder of Perfect Keto, a food & supplement brand for people going keto, and he’s the co-author of the popular marketing book ‘Traction’. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/171
10/22/202053 minutes, 55 seconds
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Behind the scenes of YesTheory

Matt Dajer is the co-founder and producer of Yes Theory, a YouTube channel with over 5.8 Million subscribers whose mission it is to inspire people to “seek discomfort”. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/170  
10/15/202057 minutes, 50 seconds
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The kindest person I ever met

Houston Kraft is a speaker, trainer, and kindness advocate, who is on a mission to spread his message of love worldwide. In this episode, we talk about how to give amazing speeches, ways to be kind, and how to make 3-5 figures per speech. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/169  
10/8/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to Love Yourself w/ NYT’s Bestselling Therapist Lori Gottlieb

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and author of the New York Times bestseller ‘Maybe You Should Talk to Someone’. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes the Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column and contributes regularly to the New York Times and many other publications. Her recent TED Talk is one of the top 10 most-watched of the year. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/168
10/1/202047 minutes, 7 seconds
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Life advice from one of my all-time favorite authors

I’ve spent the last 2 years trying to get Don on the show, and we finally made it happen! Donald Miller is a NYT bestselling author and founder of a company called StoryBrand which has helped some of the largest brands in the world develop powerful stories that explain their brand. In this episode, we talk about relationships, the meaning of life, writing books, and much much more. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/167  
9/24/202045 minutes, 34 seconds
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How ‘Guy’ Built This

Guy Raz is the host and co-creator of three NPR podcasts which collectively are heard by more than 19 million people each month around the world. In 2017, he became the first person in the history of podcasting to have THREE shows in the top 20 on the Apple Podcast charts. Through his podcast “How I Built This” he’s interviewed the founders behind the largest brands in the world to show you that starting a business is not as complicated as it might seem. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/166  
9/17/202036 minutes, 24 seconds
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How to Win Friends and Meet Influential People

In this episode, we talk about “Networking”, or as I like to call it, "making friends with cool ass people". When I was 21 years old, I graduated from UC Berkeley, worked at a cubicle at Intel, was living at my mom’s house... with 0 online presence, network, or mentors. Fast forward 20 years later, and MUCH of my success can be attributed to the people I’ve met over the years. Tim Ferriss, Andrew Warner, my biz partner Chad Boyda, and many more…. In this episode, I cover 9 specific tactics you can use today --  to connect with successful people in your industry! Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/165  
9/10/202018 minutes, 33 seconds
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10 Exercises To Come Up With Profitable Business Ideas

Today we’re going to talk about how to come up with business ideas. When we got started with monthly1k.com I was surprised that one of the biggest problems students were having was finding a good business idea. So over the years, I’ve come up with exercises you can use to come up with profitable business ideas. In this episode, I share 10 of those exercises! Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/164  
9/3/202022 minutes, 57 seconds
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How to start your company during a great recession w/ Bryan Elliott

Bryan Elliott is the founder of The Goodbrain Digital Studios and creator and host of the Behind the Brand Show. Bryan used to be a well-paid brand marketer for NBCUniversal Studios where he was managing a $30 million P&L and was walking the red carpet with movie stars. But he quit his cushy job and started his own production company right before the 2008 recession hit. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/163  
8/27/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 19 seconds
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10 Career Tips For Ambitious People in Their Twenties

I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2004. 16 years later and I’ve tried a lot of different things and made a lot of mistakes. I worked in a boring cubicle job, I was employee #30 at Facebook, Employee #4 at Mint and I’ve started 24 businesses of my own -only one of which really worked out. In this episode, I’m going to share the 10 biggest decisions that have impacted my career to help you on your professional journey.  Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/162
8/20/202014 minutes, 19 seconds
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How to Create Content Around Your Day Job w/ YouTube’s Most Popular Lawyer

Devin Stone is a trial lawyer by day, but on nights and weekends, he runs the world’s most popular legal YouTube channel called LegalEagle. Somehow, Devin has found a way to make law fun to learn about… and in this episode, we talk about how you can apply the same principles to create fun content around your own day job. If you’ve ever used the excuse that you’re not interesting enough to start a YouTube channel, or a blog, or a newsletter… then this episode is a must-listen for you. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/161  
8/13/202056 minutes, 1 second
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Behind the Scenes with the Real Wolf of Wall Street

This is the crazy story of how Jordan Belfort started a company in Long Island selling penny stocks to anybody who would buy them. By the age of 26, he grew the firm into a $3 Billion company and had over 1000 brokers working for him. He lived a crazy lifestyle of money, hookers, and quaaludes. And… he ended up being tried for securities fraud and he lost everything. He went to jail for 2 years, lost all his money, and his wife left him. And he had to come back and start from scratch. And now he’s back! Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/160  
8/6/202054 minutes, 48 seconds
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What I Learned From Working With Mark Zuckerberg

In this episode, I share the 13 lessons I learned from working directly with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook. His principles have influenced the way I run my business A LOT, and I know they’ll influence the way you run yours as well. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/159  
7/30/202019 minutes, 32 seconds
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Shelby Church: Lessons learned from 10 years on YouTube

Shelby Church is a veteran in the YouTube game. She’s been making videos for YouTube since she was 14 years old! Today she’s 25 years old and she’s grown her channel to over 1.5 Million subscribers. We discuss the difference between professionals and hobbyists, how to hire your first employees, and a lot more!! Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/158
7/23/202057 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Lululemon Story: How to Build A Brand with a Cult Following

Chip Wilson is an entrepreneur, a loving husband, and a father to 5 boys. He’s the founder of Lululemon and is widely credited with creating the “athleisure” retail category, now a $400-billion-a year global business. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/157  
7/16/202025 minutes, 5 seconds
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Matt D’Avella: From $100k in Debt to Building a 2.7M Subscriber YouTube Channel

Matt D’Avella is a YouTuber and documentary filmmaker. In this episode, we talk about how to know when to quit your day job and pursue your passion, building a die-hard community of fans, leveling up as a freelancer and much much more. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/156  
7/10/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 9 seconds
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Opening Up With Charlie Hoehn — The Wise Marketer

Charlie helps thought leaders with marketing for their businesses and projects. He’s worked directly with Tim Ferriss, Ramit Sethi, Seth Godin, Tucker Max and many more. Charlie shares his wisdom and helps me with key realizations in this vulnerable conversation. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/155
7/2/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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Should You Write A Book? (w/ Bestselling Author Tucker Max)

Tucker Max is a bestselling author who’s sold over 3 million copies of his books worldwide. He’s the founder of Scribe Media whose mission is to help everyone write and publish their book. Learn the two main reasons to write a book and the BIG question to ask yourself before starting. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/154  
6/25/202029 minutes, 35 seconds
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How Ali Abdaal Grew a 700K Subscriber YouTube Channel While in Med School

Ali is a doctor, YouTuber, podcaster, entrepreneur, and more. He started his YouTube channel as a side hustle while in med school at Cambridge. His channel now has over 775K loyal subscribers AND he’s started multiple businesses. Learn the tools, tactics, and productivity tips he used to get going! Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/153  
6/18/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tom Bilyeu — The Instruction Manual For Life & Business

Tom Bilyeu is the founder of Quest Nutrition (billion-dollar company) and Impact Theory (media company) and now is building the next Disney. Learn how to BUILD your passions (rather than dig for) and the “gap” where most people get stuck. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/152  
6/11/202054 minutes, 17 seconds
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I’m Worth $10,000,000+ (Here’s Every Business Idea I’ve Done)

I’m sharing my journey starting 24 businesses and getting to over $10M in net worth. I go through EVERY single business idea I’ve had and executed on over two decades. And I share my TOP lessons from each. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/151  
6/4/202034 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Strava Story — Co-Founder Shares Early Growth & Scaling Strategies

Mark Gainey is the Co-Founder of Strava, the #1 app for runners and cyclists. Learn how they built a product for THEMSELVES (super niche at first). We talk about Mark’s “Equation of Success” and how to combat the “Noise of Opportunity” (when to say no). Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/150  
5/28/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 29 seconds
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Behind The Scenes Of My Podcast Marketing (2 Million Downloads)

I’m sharing all the marketing and numbers for my show. Learn where you should focus your marketing efforts and also where NOT to focus. We’ve tried TONS of tactics, very few things work. I’m sharing all my learnings in this episode. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/149  
5/21/202027 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Author of My Favorite Productivity Book

Tony Schwartz is the founder and CEO of The Energy Project and author of NYT Bestseller, The Power of Full Engagement (my favorite productivity book). Learn how to manage your ENERGY (instead of time) and get the most out of each day. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/148  
5/14/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 8 seconds
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Gumroad Founder — How to Sell Digital Products

Sahil is the founder of Gumroad, an e-commerce site for creators. He was also #2 at Pinterest (hired at age 19). Learn how his company evolved after raising funding and shifting from office to remote. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/147
5/7/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tim Kennedy — The Perfect Man

Tim Kennedy is a former Green Beret, Special Forces, Sniper, top 5 UFC middleweight fighter AND entrepreneur. Learn how he applies military “After Action Reviews” to his personal and business life and maximizes his time each day. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/146  
4/30/202054 minutes, 49 seconds
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My Favorite Sites to Start a Side Hustle

Here are my top recommendations for websites to use to GET PAID for your side hustle. Use these sites to find out WHERE your customers are and HOW you can sell them something valuable. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/145  
4/23/20208 minutes, 33 seconds
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My Webinar Checklist (10 Non-Sucky Zoom Tips)

Everyone's doing live webinars right now and almost all are BORING and dull. I’ve been testing different tips and tricks and came up with my TOP 10 favorites. Use this checklist to run your next meeting and make it EPIC. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/144  
4/16/202010 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ultimate Guide to Recession Proof Business

Times are changing FAST. People and companies need ADAPT quickly. Here are 11 ways you can start as a freelancer, entrepreneur or small business to recession proof your offering. Businesses are changing and NOW is the opportunity to take action. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/143
4/9/202024 minutes, 45 seconds
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NYU Finance Professor = 🔥🔥

The ‘Dean of Valuation’, MBA and Ph.D. Aswath Damodaran teaches finance at NYU. Learn how the markets will affect your business, market pricing vs. investing, 3 E’s of teaching, strategies and stock picks, and TONS more. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/142  
4/2/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 58 seconds
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Recession Proof Your Ecommerce Business — 12 Tactics

I’m sharing real examples from ecommerce businesses (and ours) on how to approach marketing during coronavirus right now. I outline 12 actionable marketing tips for how to plan, budget and thrive an ecommerce business during these hard times. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/141  
3/26/202013 minutes, 12 seconds
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Recession Proof

Everyone knows times are tough, but WHAT do we do? In this episode I talk about how to plan for a recession (business, finances, and overall uncertainty). Learn exactly what we’re doing at Sumo Group — and how you can do the same for yourself and biz. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/140      
3/19/202015 minutes, 35 seconds
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“Aha” Business Moments

Phi turned her food blog into a real, profitable business. Hear the “aha” business moments that Phi used to quit her desk job and turn her blog into a full-time business — and 4x her income at the same time. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/139  
3/12/20201 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Divorce Attorney Tells ALL 💸

A top divorce attorney shares advice on prenups, healthy marriage tips, professional athlete prenup stories, how to “keep the connection going”, and much MORE. This is a VERY open conversation. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/138  
3/5/202052 minutes, 37 seconds
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Notes To Myself 📝

I recently came up with 7 key themes and reminders I try and use every day. This is a short podcast episode packed with actionable insights. Use these quick life, business, and happiness tips for your own life. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/137  
2/27/202016 minutes, 21 seconds
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Influencer Marketing — CEO Who Partnered With Rob Gronkowski & Floyd Mayweather

How do you get famous people to advertise your product? Today, I’m talking to someone who’s snagged BIG name influencers — including Floyd Mayweather and Rob Gronkowski. Hear from Josh Snow on what influencer marketing is REALLY like. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/136  
2/20/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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Early Amazon Employee’s New BIG Thing for Home Security

Meet the entrepreneur who was an early Amazon employee, the co-founder of Redfin… and is now inventing the next BIG thing in home security called Deep Sentinel. In this chat, we talk about working with Jeff Bezos, starting companies, and more. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/135  
2/13/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 24 seconds
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Growing an Ecommerce Company

Keto is the HOTTEST diet trend out there… and building a business on a hot trend can be VERY lucrative. Today, I talk to the co-founder of my favorite keto snack bar MCTco. You’ll learn about growing a hot new business trend, marketing, and more. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/134  
2/6/202056 minutes, 5 seconds
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My Top 10 Marketing Strategies for 2020

I do TONS of marketing experiments. It’s how we’ve grown multiple 7-figure companies. Today, I’m sharing my top 10 marketing strategies for your business in 2020. I’ll talk about hot topics like Facebook Groups, why active audience matters most, and more. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/133  
1/30/202014 minutes, 39 seconds
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RoastMaster General Jeff Ross — Roasted Me

Jeff Ross aka RoastMaster General is a world-famous comedian featured in Comedy Central, Netflix, and more. I had a lengthy conversation with Jeff the night before one of his shows. We talk about how he got into comedy, generating ideas, and a TON more. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/132  
1/23/202035 minutes, 24 seconds
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Best Friend Show — Ian (Co-Founder of Tropical MBA)

Ian Schoen has traveled the world, built multiple companies, and had a large tech exit in 2015. Today, he’s an advocate for nomadic entrepreneurship… and he’s one of my best friends. Enjoy this episode with lots of learning on friendship and business. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/131
1/16/202041 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ryan Holiday — Bestselling Author and Business Builder

Ryan Holiday is a 4-time bestselling author — including having written The Obstacle is the Way (used by NFL teams like the New England Patriots). Plus, he's built multiple successful businesses. Learn how Ryan does it all... Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/130
1/9/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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My Goals for 2020

Start your 2020 off with a BANG — and make it your best year ever. In this episode, I'm sharing how I set goals that are exciting and achievable (aka how to stop missing your new year's resolution). I'll also be sharing my accountability structure, monthly reports, and a ton more. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/129
1/2/202012 minutes, 43 seconds
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Goals (My Exact Process)

How do you plan this year to be the BEST? Today, I’m re-sharing our goal planning strategy episode from last year. It was one of our most popular episodes — and the strategies still work. Use them to make effective business & personal goals. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/goals    
12/26/201927 minutes, 39 seconds
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My Favorites From The Year

In this episode, I’m recapping my favorite things from this year. Great books, interesting article, favorite movies even marketing campaigns… you’ll get all my favorites in this episode. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/127  
12/19/201919 minutes, 56 seconds
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Take a Sound Bath with Me [Free Gift]

Take a break from your daily grind and chaos. Use this SPECIAL episode to relax… and re-motivate yourself in your life and business. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/126
12/12/201941 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Inventor of the Online Course

Yaro Starak, the OG internet marketer, was one of the first people to make money online. Learn how he created his first 7-figure online course, what he’s noticed about marketing over time, and tons more business learnings. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/125
12/5/201959 minutes, 30 seconds
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Noah's Ark #2: What Worked?

Is my advice any good? Today, I invited back Matt from Ras Kitchen to hear updates on his business. Learn what he’s done since we last talked. What’s worked, where he’s still struggling, and what’s next. Plus, more ideas on how to keep growing his biz. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/124  
11/28/201927 minutes, 44 seconds
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When Harry Met Noah (How To Get Press!)

My friend Harry has grown a MASSIVE blog called The Rideshare Guy because of PR. He even used PR to convince me to make him a guest on my podcast. If you want to grow your brand with the best PR strategies, today we’re talking to an expert.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/123  
11/21/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Guy Who Knows YOUR Habits

Today, I’m talking to one of the world’s experts on building habits. Kyle Richey is the CEO of Strides — an app on building better habits that I’ve personally used. Kyle and I share how anyone can build better habits in life, business, and more. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/122
11/14/201951 minutes, 29 seconds
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Our Million Dollar Consultant Is Back!

A million-dollar consultant held a live seminar recently… and I was there. There were a TON of learnings on growing a business, and we’ll share them on today’s podcast. Learn from Alan Weiss (again!) on how to make more money by simplifying, plus more. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/121  
11/7/201958 minutes, 20 seconds
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7 Businesses I Can't Believe No One Has Started (Yet!)

Today, I’m sharing seven businesses that I think would be good ideas for someone to start. Will you be the one who starts them? Plus, I’m sharing some general business advice on how to decide which company YOU should start. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/120
10/31/201911 minutes, 2 seconds
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Pickleball, Oat Milk, And The Next Big Products

Noah Fram-Schwartz is the co-founder of Glimpse — a company that showcases products and businesses BEFORE they become trendy. If you want to know what’s gonna be big in 2020 (and beyond), and how to future-proof your biz, you’ll love this episode.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/119  
10/24/201939 minutes, 57 seconds
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Behind the Scenes of My New Product

We have a BRAND NEW product at Sumo Group… and I’m taking you behind-the-scenes. Hear our lessons building a new product — the good, the bad, the ugly. What we learned, and what we’d do differently next time. And check out FAM at appsumo.com/meetfam   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/118  
10/16/201945 minutes
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The Undefeated Coach

Bill Courtney is the inspirational coach behind Undefeated … which won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Today, I’m talking to Bill about how he structures his business to keep winning, dealing with the 2008 financial crisis, and more.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/117  
10/10/201952 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Founder of Groupon’s New Thing!

Andrew Mason is the founder and former CEO of Groupon… who had a VERY public firing. Today, I’m talking to Andrew about what he learned getting fired from the company he helped create, how he dusted himself off to start a new business, and more.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/116  
10/3/201940 minutes, 9 seconds
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Airbnb Blueprint

Today, we’re doing a case study with Sam Zuo from passiveairbnb.com. Learn how Sam is going to increase his online course sales. We’ll talk about increasing signups, how to define goals you can achieve for your business — and lots more.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/115  
9/26/201943 minutes, 52 seconds
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Top 12 Travel Tips for 2019

I travel a lot every year, and today I’m sharing my 12 best travel tips. The “2-1” Plan, free walking tours, Google Fi… and tons more. These travel tips that can make your next business or personal trip easier. I’ve used these strategies and tips myself, so I know they work.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/114
9/19/201910 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Entrepreneur Disease

Prioritization. Focus. These are two of the MOST important things in business… but entrepreneurs get distracted. And when you get distracted, your business suffers. Today, we’re doing another business case study — with Dan from The Tropical MBA. Learn how to use prioritization and focus in your business.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/113
9/12/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 35 seconds
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2019 Ecommerce Marketing Insights

I’m sharing 5 of my own ecommerce marketing insights for 2019. From email marketing to partner giveaways, I share tactics, tips, and strategies we’re ACTUALLY using at our companies… no B.S. If you want ideas for your ecommerce business that really work, check out this episode.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/112
9/5/201911 minutes, 20 seconds
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Spicy Profits for Ras Kitchen

There’s a myth that if you’re a creative you always need to be broke. Today, I’m talking to creative and entrepreneur Matthew of Ras Kitchen. Matthew made EVERY mistake in the book on his way to creating a YouTube channel. In this episode, use Matthew’s lessons to monetize your own content and brand.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/111
8/29/201950 minutes, 53 seconds
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Today's Special: Fast Food

Turn your small business into an EMPIRE. Randy Murphy is the man behind Mama Fu’s, an Asian restaurant that started in Austin. Today, the restaurant has 26 locations. Learn how Randy grew the small restaurant into a massive enterprise using technology and other strategies… and then do the same for your business.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/110
8/22/201954 minutes, 18 seconds
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3x Super Bowl Champion — Michael Lombardi

How do you build a winning organization? As a three-time Super Bowl champion — and bestselling author — Michael Lombardi knows how to build a winning culture. Learn how he went from a low-level job to a coach with the New England Patriots, how to build a winning culture… and lots more.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/109
8/15/201951 minutes, 45 seconds
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How Far Does Following My Advice Get You?

Recently, I dissected a few businesses on my podcast. Today, we’re checking back in on Museum Hack (ep 101), Taylor Schulte (ep 102), and ONE80 (ep 106) to see what they’ve done, and how their business has changed, since we first talked.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/108
8/8/201950 minutes, 28 seconds
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My Favorite Author - Robert Kurson

Robert Kurson used to be a lawyer… but he gave it all up to follow his passion project of being an author. Today, Robert is one of my FAVORITE authors. He wrote the incredible books “Shadow Divers” and “Rocket Men” based on true stories. In this episode, you’ll learn how to tell great stories, how to validate your ideas, and the interesting research process behind books. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/107
8/1/201957 minutes, 8 seconds
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Case Study: How to Double Your Ecommerce Sales

Everything was going well for Ammon from ONE80 and his online business … until some Amazon copycats stole his idea. In today’s podcast, I talk to Ammon about strategies to 2x his ecommerce sales, how to recover from problems, and more.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/106
7/25/201951 minutes, 44 seconds
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Behind the Scenes of Escape Rooms

Escape rooms are one of my favorite hobbies… and they’re also a VERY weird business idea. Today, I talk to Jon from The Escape Game — one of my favorite escape rooms ever. Learn how Jon created such a weird business, how he turned it multi-city, and more.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/105
7/18/201951 minutes, 22 seconds
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Mid-Year Review

We’re halfway through 2019. How are your yearly goals? Today, I’m sharing how I check on my goals, revise goals, remove goals… and even start planning for 2020. If the year hasn’t gone as well as you want so far, there’s still time. Use the strategies in this episode to finish the year strong.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/104
7/9/201910 minutes, 30 seconds
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Phil Rosenthal BEST interview (creator Everybody Loves Raymond)

What does it take to make a Netflix show? Today we have a REALLY interesting conversation with Phil Rosenthal — the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, and the Netflix show Somebody Feed Phil. Learn how Phil went from a nobody to making it in show biz, what goes into creating a Netflix show, and more.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/103
7/3/201939 minutes, 4 seconds
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Taylor Doesn't Want to Quit His Job

Taylor Schulte has a full-time job... but he really wants to do something else. Recently, he started working on a passion project he LOVES — but it makes no money. Today, I talk to Taylor about how to grow his passion project into a full-time business. If you're looking to start a side hustle, or turn your side hustle into your MAIN hustle, check out this episode.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/102
6/28/201948 minutes, 52 seconds
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Business Case Study: Growing Museum Hack Past $3 Million

Solve your REAL business challenges. I’m helping actual listeners solve their biggest business problems — starting with Museum Hack. Today, I talk to Michael Alexis on where the company is stuck, and ideas to help them grow. Use these lessons in your own business.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/101
6/20/201957 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Winner of Netflix's The Final Table — Timothy Hollingsworth

Timothy Hollingsworth used to run the world’s best restaurant under Thomas Keller. Recently, he was the winner of Netflix’s show The Final Table — and he’s a REALLY interesting entrepreneur. If you want to hear a different type of entrepreneur story, and how to go from zero to success, check out the episode.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/100
6/13/201953 minutes, 7 seconds
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My Favorite Productivity Hacks Ever

Want to get more productive? I’ve tried tons of productivity tips and hacks over the years — and now I’m sharing my favorites. Some of the tips include what typing speed WPM you need to achieve to be productive, how to be more grateful, and accountability check-ins… plus a bunch more   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/99
6/11/201910 minutes, 38 seconds
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My Favorite Foods in 2019

Isn’t it fun to find new foods and snacks you enjoy? Today, I’m sharing my 7 new favorite foods and snacks. I’m going to share my favorite new workout nut butter, bone broth, chocolate… and a bunch more. Plus, I got discount codes so you can try the foods at 10-20% off. Your tastebuds will be happy.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/98
6/4/20197 minutes, 50 seconds
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"My Father Had a Stroke" — with CEO of Oura Ring

This episode is one of my favorite episodes this year. Harpreet Singh, the CEO of Oura Ring, shares a vulnerable behind-the-scenes story of his business and personal life. Learn what it was like when his father went through a stroke, how he took a huge risk to quit a high-paying hedge fund job, and more. It’s not your typical business interview...   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/97
5/30/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 21 seconds
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100 Miles

What do YOU do when no one is watching? If no one is watching, you can quit without anyone judging you. Or even noticing. Today, I’m going to share a story about self-commitment I made — and what self-commitment means in your personal life and business.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/96
5/28/20193 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Mystery Episode — Featuring Neville Medhora

Neville Medhora is a 6-figure copywriter from Kopywriting Kourse… and he hijacked this episode! It’s a mystery episode where I heard Neville talks about his 10 favorite life formulas. Or maybe it’s just Neville repeating his website over and over again. Let’s find out...   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/95
5/21/201916 minutes, 35 seconds
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Money Strategies

Are your finances set up correctly? Even for successful entrepreneurs, the answer is often no. Today, I talk to New York Times bestselling finance author Ramit Sethi. Learn how to make more money, optimize your finances, and what a rich life REALLY means.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/94
5/16/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 40 seconds
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Shabbat Shalom!

Today, I’m sharing how to use a fun Friday dinner to build friendships and business relationships. The dinner is called Shabbat, and I’m going to show you step-by-step how to set it up for maximum business growth, personal growth, and fun. Try it this week!   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/93
5/14/201912 minutes, 18 seconds
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How to Have Better Meetings

Every business has meetings… but no one really thinks about how to optimize them! There are some specific things we do at Sumo.com for our weekly meetings, and today I’m going to share them. I’ll take you through our typical Tuesday meeting, and share minute-by-minute how we optimize the meeting to be better.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/92
5/7/20194 minutes, 45 seconds
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The 8-Figure Email Newsletter — Morning Brew

Alex Lieberman is the co-founder and CEO behind the daily business newsletter Morning Brew. This newsletter is an 8-figure business with over a million subscribers. Today, I talk to Alex about his journey of leaving a career in finance, anxiety of entrepreneurship, and how to grow a successful business.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/91
5/2/201957 minutes
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Caution: Only Listen When Struggling

Last night I was talking to a friend who was fired from a high-profile job. It reminded me of the time I got fired from Facebook… it felt like I lost everything. Today, I’m sharing how to find courage and clarity when you’re struggling — from knowing what you really want, to getting accountability, and more. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/90
4/30/20196 minutes, 48 seconds
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My Favorite Books of 2019

What are the BEST business books of 2019? Every year, I read dozens and dozens of books. Today, I’m sharing my favorite business — and personal — books of 2019. These are the books I’ve loved, and they can help you in your business or personal life.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/89
4/23/20199 minutes, 53 seconds
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Million Dollar Consulting — with Alan Weiss

Alan Weiss is the author behind one of my FAVORITE books on consulting and business ever — Million Dollar Consulting. In today’s podcast, I talk to Alan about his thoughts on business and life. Learn how he grew a million-dollar business after getting fired and starting from zero, plus more.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/88
4/18/201951 minutes, 35 seconds
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Coaches

In school, we all had teachers, coaches, and mentors. But as soon as we graduate, we stop using them… why? Coaches are one of the things I notice VERY successful people have. You can have coaches for a lot of things, and you don’t have to be rich to have them. Today, I’m sharing the coaches you can use (and telling you which types of coaches I use myself).   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/87
4/16/20199 minutes
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Sumo Journey #1: Knights of the Round Table

What really happens behind-the-scenes of an Internet business? A lot of these fake internet “entrepreneurs” will try and pretend everything is fine, business is easy, you can make 8-figures in your sleep… blah blah blah. It’s not true. Today, I’m sharing some of the REAL struggles we’re going through in our 7-figure business Sumo.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/86
4/9/20199 minutes, 55 seconds
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From Wantrepreneur to $150,000 in Revenue — Meet Tom Stanford

Stop being a wantrepreneur. If you've always dreamed about starting a business, but haven't — or all the businesses that you've started have failed — this episode is for you. Learn how Tom Stanford went from creating failing businesses to finally building a simple business that makes $150,000 per year.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/85
4/4/201918 minutes, 25 seconds
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Entrepreneur Appetizer #11: AppSumo 2014

There’s no point in work without fulfillment. I heard this phrase from Tony Robbins, and I think about it often. Back in 2014, our company AppSumo was making $4 million in revenue… but I felt very unfulfilled. This is a story about going back to the basics, and how it helped make me happier (and grew our company 3-4x). Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/84
4/2/20195 minutes, 53 seconds
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Entrepreneur Appetizer #10: Palm Springs

Frustrations. How do you handle it when things Don't go your way? I get angry… and a trip I took to Palm Springs recently is EXACTLY why. I had the trifecta of problems. Today, I’m talking about how to deal with things going wrong in your life and business (based on my own lessons learned in Palm Springs).   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/83
3/26/20192 minutes, 40 seconds
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Entrepreneur Appetizer #9: Patriots

What do sports teams have to do with business? Even if you hate them, teams like the Patriots, Spurs, and UCLA can teach us a TON about business. In today’s episode, learn why the number “23” is important for business, how great sports teams can help you be a better entrepreneur, and more.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/82
3/19/20193 minutes, 33 seconds
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Is It Actually Better to Rent or Buy? I Share My Personal Numbers

Should you buy or rent a home? Today, I’m sharing the inside details. I recently sold a home, and I’m taking you behind-the-scenes on the data. You’ll learn exactly how much I made, and if buying a home is ACTUALLY better than renting… or it’s all a myth. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/81
3/14/201913 minutes, 34 seconds
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Entrepreneur Appetizer #8: Waves

How do you get something you want? It might sound strange, but waves in the ocean taught me about business and leadership recently. Today, I’m sharing the story with you — and showing you how to better succeed in business. Use these lessons in your own business and career.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/80
3/12/20192 minutes, 3 seconds
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Entrepreneur Appetizer #7: Someone Deleted My Wikipedia Page

I was deleted from the Internet. Recently, my Wikipedia page was erased. It might sound weird, but I was VERY angry. Today, I’m talking about how my Wikipedia page was deleted, and why it affected me so much. Then, I’m going to share the 4 lessons I took away — and what you can learn from the experience, too.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/79
3/5/20192 minutes, 33 seconds
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What's Better? Airbnb vs Long Term Rental — Paula Pant

Paula Pant is a millionaire and real estate investor. Today, I talk to Paula about how to really make money with real estate — and turn it into passive income. Learn what it’s like to have a net worth of $1 million, how to make money, and more.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/78
2/28/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 8 seconds
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Entrepreneur Appetizer #6: Shock Doctrine

Shock your system to succeed. In business, sometimes you have to make dramatic changes to be successful. Today, I’m sharing the six things our company Sumo is doing to make the company great again. If your business is plateauing, use these strategies to make it more successful. Or, if your business is already doing well, use these tips will help make it MORE successful.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/77
2/26/20197 minutes, 25 seconds
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Entrepreneur Appetizer #5: Typing Speed (100 WPM)

Speed is #1. In your daily life, there are things that are slowing you down. Your typing speed, your computer… and more. Today, I’m going to share how you can speed up your life and business with a few simple tips. These tips compound over time to save you hundreds and thousands of hours.   Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/76
2/19/20192 minutes, 49 seconds
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The $100 Million Man

Is being rich as good as people think? In today’s episode, I talk to David Hauser — who sold his company Grasshopper for $200 million, and is an angel investor in Intercom and other companies. We go behind-the-scenes on wealth, if being rich is as great as people think… and how you can be rich, too.   Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/75  
2/14/201946 minutes, 17 seconds
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Entrepreneur Appetizer #4

There’s a really annoying door at the Sumo offices that’s been broken for two years. We’ve accepted it as part of life. This might sound weird to share on an entrepreneur podcast, but it taught me a valuable lesson… there are things we ignore in business and life that can be fixed. What are you ignoring? In today’s episode, I share the story of our door and the inspiration for our business.   Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/74
2/12/20192 minutes, 2 seconds
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Entrepreneur Appetizer #3

What does fantasy football teach you about business and effort? Recently, I played fantasy football with our company… and I lost badly. In today’s episode, I share the lessons fantasy football taught me about being more successful.   Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/73
2/5/20192 minutes, 42 seconds
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22 Exact Things We Did to Sell $1 Million in Courses

What are the best marketing and growth strategies? A few years ago, we built an online course that made $1 million. This podcast episode is NOT about building an online course — instead, it's about the marketing strategies we used. Today, I'm sharing the 22 marketing strategies that helped us reach a million dollars. Use these exact marketing strategies for your business or product.   Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/72   Special thanks to Jason at podcasttech.com, and our Dork team, for making these podcasts sound so nice and clean on your eardrums.
1/31/201920 minutes, 59 seconds
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Entrepreneur Appetizer #2

Leadership is NOT what most people think. Recently, I learned 5 key leadership lessons in a weird place — while snowshoeing with my family. I never expected to learn about leadership this way, but today I’m sharing the lessons with you. Use these lessons to run a better business (or even be a better employee).   Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/71   Special thanks to Jason at podcasttech.com, and our Dork team, for making these podcasts sound so nice and clean on your eardrums.
1/29/20193 minutes, 37 seconds
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Entrepreneur Appetizer #1

Recently, I had a surprising conversation with an Uber driver. It inspired me to think about business and leadership. In today’s new type of episode, I share the story of my Uber — and 3 things I learned. You can use these tips to be more successful at work… or even find work that you really love.   Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/70
1/22/20192 minutes, 56 seconds
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Happiness

2019 is here and I want you to be happier. In today’s episode, I talk to six-figure online entrepreneur Neville Medhora about his unique views on happiness. You’ll learn how to be happier, run a more successful business, and more.   Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/69
1/17/201942 minutes, 42 seconds
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Goals

If you want to make 2019 your best year ever, I want to help. Today I’m sharing how I’m planning my business and personal goals for 2019 — and reflecting on how I did with my goal planning for 2018. You can copy my goal setting and planning strategies for yourself.   Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/68
1/3/201926 minutes, 6 seconds
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Our Most Popular Guest Is Back

Tynan is the world’s most interesting person. From trying to buy a penguin, actually buying an island, and traveling 3+ million miles… Tynan has experienced more than anyone I know. In this episode, we talk about Tynan’s interesting life — including his favorite things, best experiences, getting married, and his unique views on money.   Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/67
12/13/201841 minutes, 7 seconds
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The FINAL — Ayahuasca

What’s it like to be a modern-day shaman? Zach Poitra was the shaman at my Ayahuasca retreat. But he’s not like the shamans you might imagine or see on TV — he’s a former stockbroker from NYC. In part 2 of our conversation, hear about the economics of being a shaman, Zach’s thoughts on drugs, and more.   Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/66
11/27/201839 minutes
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How to Get out of a Two-Year Funk — with Billy Murphy

For the past two years, my friend Billy has been going through a funk. He’s been bored in his career, and hasn’t been fully happy in life. But six months ago, Billy’s life TOTALLY changed. And a big reason why was an Ayahuasca retreat. In today’s episode, I talk to Billy about his experiences.   Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/65
11/15/201849 minutes, 46 seconds
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Drugs and Spiritual Journeys — a Conversation with an Ayahuasca Shaman

Recently, I went on an Ayahuasca retreat. It changed my life, and the shaman’s story was insane. Here’s someone who quit a job in finance, and gave up everything, to lead Ayahuasca retreats. In today’s podcast, we talk about how he started doing Ayahuasca retreats, what goes into an Ayahuasca ceremony, and the downsides of Ayahuasca.   Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/64
11/8/201833 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Worst Night of My Life: My Experience with Ayahuasca

How could I make my life better? Recently, I was unhappy with a few areas of my life. I couldn't figure out how to be happier, so I decided to take a drastic step. I heard about Ayahuasca "meditation retreats" from people I know, and decided to try it out. Here's the story of what happened... and why it was the worst night of my life.   Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/63
11/1/201825 minutes, 24 seconds
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Habits with James Clear

Over the past five years, James grew his blog from 0 to 1 million readers. In today’s episode, James and I talk about how he grew a business about habits, our thoughts on current marketing trends — like bots — and how James makes money from his blog. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/62
10/16/201826 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Rolls-Royce of Mountain Bikes

Yeti Cycles should have failed and shut down. A few years ago, it was struggling… but today it’s an award-winning mountain bike brand. Plus, it’s grown 30% year over year five years in a row. In this episode, I talk to co-founder Chris Conroy about how he built the brand into a success, his tips for others, and more. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/61
7/25/201827 minutes, 5 seconds
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Mindless Eating — with Brian Wansink

Brian Wansink is the bestselling author behind Mindless Eating and Slim by Design. An expert in dieting and psychology, I’ve personally used Brian’s tips to be healthier. In this episode, we have a candid conversation on psychology, why most diets fail, and how to live a healthier life. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/60
7/11/201829 minutes, 22 seconds
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7 Life Thoughts

How have you grown this year? Recently, I’ve thought about if I’m doing the things that make me happy and living a life of principles I believe in. Recently, I went on an eight-day international retreat to step away from my business and day-to-day life and think about what I’ve been doing. Here are the 7 life thoughts I had during my retreat to live a happier, better, more effective life. You can use these lessons for your own life. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/59
6/21/20189 minutes, 3 seconds
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A Conversation with One of America’s Best Chefs — Tyson Cole

As a caucasian, Tyson Cole doesn’t fit the stereotype of a sushi chef. And his path wasn’t easy — he spent years as a dishwasher and fighting racial bias before he became a sushi chef. But since opening his own restaurant, Tyson has been voted one of the BEST chefs in the U.S. Hear about how Tyson built a sushi empire, what it’s like being on Iron Chef, and more. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/58  
5/22/201838 minutes, 57 seconds
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Bo Jackson: A Conversation With the World's Best Athlete

Everyone thinks success lasts forever... but it doesn't. In the 1980s, the world's best athlete played. To this day, he's the only athlete to be named a MLB and NFL all-star. But the year he was named a NFL all-star he retired. This is the story of Bo Jackson — the athlete who left the limelight. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/57
4/26/201832 minutes, 6 seconds
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The March Show

Over the past month, I've met new entrepreneurs, tried new products, and learned new lessons. Today, I'm going to share my favorites with YOU. You'll learn advice from the founder of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, hear about a new company I love, and get my latest book and movie picks.   Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/56
3/16/201828 minutes, 52 seconds
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How Adam Gilbert Quit Corporate America and Now Helps Thousands Live a Healthier Life

Want to go from a job you hate to starting a six-figure business? It’s possible — and today I’m going to introduce you to someone who’s done it. Adam Gilbert quit his corporate job as an accountant because he was miserable. He had no plan… but after a few months he replaced his full-time salary. Here’s his story and his lessons for other people who dream of starting a business. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/55
2/15/201825 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to Turn Blog Posts into a Business — with Vanessa Van Edwards

When Vanessa started her business, she was making $30 per project. Today, she makes $25,000 per project and runs an ultra-successful business in a crowded market. Here are the strategies Vanessa "The Charisma Queen" Van Edwards used to grow her business and stand out from her competitors. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/53
12/19/20178 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Hanukkah Gift — with Mike Posner

Today, I invited Mike Posner on my podcast to give you a 15-minute challenge. This challenge might be outside your comfort zone, but it'll help you reduce stress, improve your focus, and become more compassionate. Plus, it's a habit you can keep forever. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/52
12/14/201718 minutes, 4 seconds
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Thank You Episode

Answering YOUR biggest questions. In this episode, I answer 50+ of the most common listener questions I've received. If you're starting a business, growing a business, or looking for new life hacks, you'll love this episode. Learn the biggest marketing strategies I'm predicting for 2018, my thoughts on Bitcoin, and tons more. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/51
12/5/20171 hour, 21 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Surprise Show

I want to do something different with this podcast episode. Something you've never heard before — and I want it to be FUN. Here's a look at something I've been experiencing lately. I want to share the story with you. Full show notes at https://okdork.com/the-surprise-show/
11/28/20179 minutes, 35 seconds
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How to Create a Successful SaaS Business: Lessons from Building WebinarNinja

Bootstrapping a SaaS company into success: Omar Zenhom can show you how. As the co-founder behind WebinarNinja, a SaaS business he grew himself, Omar know what it takes. It wasn’t always easy, Omar ran into tons of roadblocks, but in this episode you’ll learn how Omar grew his SaaS company, SaaS roadblocks to avoid, and more. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/49
11/21/201726 minutes, 34 seconds
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Crazy Life Stories from the CEO of an 8-Figure Company — with JT McCormick (Part 2)

Last episode, I talked to JT McCormick about hustle and how he became CEO of an 8-figure company. This episode dives deeper and is MUCH more personal. Learn the struggles JT faced as a child growing up, the difficulties he's overcame, and the obstacles he ran into. Use these lessons to push past obstacles in your own life. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/48
11/14/201723 minutes, 45 seconds
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How JT McCormick Went from Broke and Homeless to CEO of an 8-Figure Business

Broke, angry, and lost. JT McCormick grew up in a tough environment, with family members killed in gangs and a drug dealer father. For a bit, JT followed their path… but then decided enough is enough. Hear JT’s story about how he found courage to explore business, how he overcame poverty and racism, and how he eventually became CEO of a massively growing startup. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/47
11/7/201727 minutes, 32 seconds
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Sexual Harassment and Being a Woman in the Workplace — with Entrepreneur Laura Roeder

As a female entrepreneur and founder, Laura Roeder has experienced sexual harassment, degradation, and unfair practices first-hand. Listen to Laura to share her story about being a female entrepreneur and founder of the 7-figure social media company MeetEdgar — plus how men can make treat women better in the workplace. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/46
10/31/201724 minutes, 31 seconds
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How Nomadic Matt Grew a Travel Blog to 15 Million Visitors

Nomadic Matt hated his 9-5 entry-level desk job — so he decided to create a travel blog on the side. After a few years of hard work, he started making ad revenue from his blog. Today, his site has grown and he makes a living traveling the world. Learn his story and how he makes money blogging. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/45
10/24/201716 minutes, 18 seconds
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How to Have More Engaging Conversations — with Jordan Harbinger

Every day, we use conversation skills. At work to close a deal, in our personal lives to make more amazing friends, and more. Unfortunately, many people have "awkward" conversations — which hold them back in business and life. Today, charisma expert Jordan Harbinger, host of popular podcast "The Art of Charm," shares his best conversation tips. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/44
10/17/201719 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sales Tips for Your Business and Daily Life — with Anton Sepetov

Convincing a friend to try a new restaurant. Closing a giant deal (which means big commission for you). Sales impacts every area of your life — both in business and daily life. Learn from Anton Sepetov, the VP of Sales for an 8-figure business, how to get more of what you want, and become better at sales, in business and life. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/43
10/10/201735 minutes, 5 seconds
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From College Kid to Working with Kendrick Lamar and Tory Lanez — the Story of Sascha Guttfreund

If you're not fully happy in your job, it's possible to do something you LOVE. Sascha Guttfreund is proof. Sascha went from college kid to working with Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Tory Lanez — plus, today Sascha runs one of the most successful music businesses in the United States. Listen to his lessons on following your dreams, crazy stories from the music industry, and more. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/42
10/3/201730 minutes, 45 seconds
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How Gary Levitt Sold His Company to GoDaddy

What’s it like to start a company for $50… and sell it for $42 million? For many people, this might sound like a dream. But for Gary Levitt, it was reality. Learn how Gary had his email marketing company Mad Mimi acquired by GoDaddy, his recommendations on email marketing best practices, and tons more. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/41
9/26/201721 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to Focus Your Business to Be Successful — with Fiverr CEO Micha Kaufman

Micha Kaufman, the founder and CEO of Fiverr rarely gives interviews. He's too busy growing Fiverr from a bootstrapped company into a billion dollar success. But in today's episode, we hear from Micha on Fiverr's "one click" focus, how he grew Fiverr from nothing, and where he sees Fiverr in the future. Go behind-the-scenes with the founder of the "gig economy" and one of the most successful web 2.0 businesses today. Use these lessons to turn your own idea into a successful business. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/40
9/19/201723 minutes, 59 seconds
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Meet Guy Sharett Who Speaks 7 Languages

How many languages do you know? Most people only know one or two — but Guy Sharett became OBSESSED with language learning at a young age. As a kid, he would correct his parents’ grammar, and early in his career he would moonlight as a language learning teacher. Today, Guy built his passion into a full-time job and podcast called StreetWise Hebrew with over 1 million downloads. Learn Guy’s tips on language learning and turning passion into reality. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/39
9/12/201717 minutes, 27 seconds
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Behind-The-Scenes with the Man Who's Disrupting a Trillion-Dollar Industry

Are you afraid to start a business in a crowded market? Don’t let fear stop you! Daniel Schreiber, the CEO and co-founder of Lemonade, is fighting 100-year-old competitors with his startup. Learn how Daniel is building a successful business in a crowded market — and how you can build your own business in a competitive market, too. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/38
9/5/201731 minutes, 38 seconds
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3 Important Lessons About Business, Life, and Happiness

Since I started my most recent companies, Sumo and AppSumo, I’ve been to India, Thailand, and more. Most recently, I spent a month working and traveling in Israel. Initially, this trip was about going back to the place where my father was born and disconnecting. But while I was out there, I met some of the world’s best entrepreneurs and it turned into much more. Learn 3 important lessons about business, life, and happiness from my time in Israel. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/37
8/29/20178 minutes, 19 seconds
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How to 2x Your Business This Year: Lessons from Buying 29 Companies

Most entrepreneurs are obsessed with starting a company. But why? Starting a company is a lot of work, low pay in the early years, and an 80% rate of failure. Instead, Jonathan Siegel says more people should buy businesses — so he’s bought 29. Learn how Jonathan has bought companies and made them successful, the quickest way to 2x your business revenue, and more. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/36
8/22/201733 minutes, 16 seconds
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How to Overcome 190 Rejections and Change an Industry — Ben Mezrich

How do you overcome 190 rejections… but eventually make it HUGE as the brains behind the best movie ever made? For Ben Mezrich, the path wasn’t easy. Before he wrote the book which turned into the critically-acclaimed movie “The Social Network” he failed over and over. But Ben’s unconventional thinking eventually led him to success. Check out Ben’s lessons on succeeding in a competitive space — and how you can make it big. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/35
8/15/201725 minutes, 58 seconds
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How YouTube's Top Earners Promote Their Content and Grow Their Audience

Most YouTube videos only get a handful of views. I want my channel to be different, so I reached out to the YouTube expert Tim Schmoyer from Video Creators TV. In the second part of my interview with Tim, you’ll learn how to get more views on YouTube videos, grow your channel, and the strategies used by all YouTube’s top creators. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/34
8/8/201721 minutes, 37 seconds
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How to Get 100,000 YouTube Subscribers by 2018

By December 31st, I want to hit 100,000 YouTube subscribers on my channel. But, VERY few channels ever reach 100,000+ subscribers on YouTube. To get to the next level, I needed a coach to teach me the YouTube strategies most people don’t know. For help I reached out to Tim Schmoyer from Video Creators TV — one of the experts on YouTube growth. I didn’t want to keep Tim’s lessons secret, so I recorded them for you. Use these tips, tactics, and strategies for your own YouTube channel. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/33
8/1/201725 minutes, 26 seconds
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How Sam Retired by 40

The 2009 financial crash hit a lot of people hard. Including Sam, who, after 13-years of hard work in the financial industry, lost 50% of his net worth overnight. How did he overcome these tough times? And what lessons can Sam share from his experience? Join me on this episode of Noah Kagan Presents to learn first hand about retirement planning, the best investments you can can and how long it really takes to build a business from the ‘Financial Samurai’. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/32
7/25/201733 minutes, 7 seconds
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How to Grow Your Business to $1 Million — and Beyond

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. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/31
7/18/201710 minutes, 58 seconds
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Meet Andrew Chen: How to Be Successful in Silicon Valley

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. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/30
7/11/201733 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Next Elon Musk — Meet John Arrow

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. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/29
7/6/201744 minutes, 5 seconds
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How to Make a Podcast: Lessons from an NPR Producer

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. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/28
6/28/201720 minutes, 58 seconds
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How Aubrey Marcus Grew Onnit to $28 Million in Revenue

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
6/20/201751 minutes, 1 second
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Breaking Rules with Onnit CEO Aubrey Marcus

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 Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/26
6/13/201746 minutes, 16 seconds
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From $100,000 in Debt to Co-Founding an 8-Figure Business

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. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/25
6/6/201722 minutes, 30 seconds
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How to Write a Bestselling Fiction Book with Pierce Brown

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. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/24
5/30/201730 minutes, 32 seconds
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Essentialism

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. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/23
5/23/201748 minutes, 55 seconds
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How to Create an Interesting Life with Tynan

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. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/22
5/16/20171 hour, 32 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to Become Friends with VIPs, Celebrities, and Famous Entrepreneurs: Lessons from Keith Ferrazzi

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
5/9/201718 minutes, 31 seconds
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Lessons on Pushing Your Limits and Maximizing Your Time with Jesse Itzler

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. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/20
5/2/201754 minutes, 35 seconds
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My BIGGEST Rich Asshole Moment

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
4/25/201710 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mike Posner on Gaining Success, Dealing with Jealousy, and More

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. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/18
4/18/20171 hour, 15 minutes, 40 seconds
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How to Start a Side Hustle: From Writing Porn Titles to Making $25,000 in 4 Months

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
4/11/201747 minutes, 10 seconds
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14 Business Lessons from America's Greatest Sales and Marketing Executive

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
4/4/201722 minutes, 43 seconds
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Part 2: Behind the Scenes of a 6-Figure Online Business

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. Learn more at http://okdork.com/podcast/15
3/28/201745 minutes, 51 seconds
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Behind the Scenes of a 6-Figure Online Business

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
3/21/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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Lessons From the World's Best Restaurant

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
3/14/201752 minutes, 56 seconds
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The 60-Minute Conversation That Changed My Life

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
3/7/201715 minutes, 2 seconds
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SEO Case Study With Brian Dean

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
2/28/201742 minutes, 8 seconds
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10: Deep Dive on Jim Rohn's 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness

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. The rest of show notes are at http://okdork.com/podcast/10
2/21/201728 minutes, 21 seconds
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09: Repetition and Mastery with David Kadavy

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. Rest of show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/9
2/14/201737 minutes, 36 seconds
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08: What I Learned Spending $1.5 Million on a Domain

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
2/8/201710 minutes, 35 seconds
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007: How to Come up With a Business Idea

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. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/7
1/31/20179 minutes, 41 seconds
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006: The 5 am Challenge

In this episode I talk about the 5 things I learned from waking up at 5 am for a week. I also challenge you with implementing the knowledge I drop to make you more efficient and productive and give you back your afternoons to enjoy life. I give you my 5 key lessons as well as a huge list of things to do to fill that extra time to get a jump on the day when everyone else is asleep. Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/6
1/24/201711 minutes, 6 seconds
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005: Jason Fried - Robots, watches and not sweating

In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents I get the chance to sit down with Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried before "The Basecamp Way To Work" event at their office in Chicago. I ask all the juicy questions no one has asked him before such as how to future proof your kids against robots taking over the world, his presentation style, and much much more. Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/5
1/19/201739 minutes, 54 seconds
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003: Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall - Deep Dive

In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents I do a deep dive on the book Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger. I highlight the best take-aways and save you the time of reading the whole book. There are 12 key points Arnold lays out for his path to success from vision and intent to being naive and staying hungry.   Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/3
1/17/201714 minutes, 22 seconds
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002: Creating a physical product [case study]

Dustin Lien is a reader turned friend who is experimenting with a new business called Fit Fly Shaker that I helped fund. This episode of Noah Kagan Presents is the first episode in a series where we'll follow Dustin's business journey and learn about what works, what doesn't work, and how to focus on your goals and tactics. Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/2
1/17/201733 minutes, 15 seconds
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Behind the Scenes of Tim Ferriss: His Secrets of Success (and More)

In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents I talk to Tim Ferriss. The world’s most famous lifehacker, recovering angel investor, and New York Times best selling author. We take fan questions and talk about things Tim is never asked like what was his childhood nickname, what is he going to name his kids, how to get out of a Mexican jail and much more. You can see the full list of questions I asked Tim below with links to everything we talked about in this EPIC Q&A episode. Complete show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/1
1/17/201740 minutes, 14 seconds
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000: The Beginning

This is the first episode welcoming me to your ear lobes. We do a quick challenge and get ready for an awesome 2017 season.
12/16/20161 minute, 21 seconds