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Freedom Fast Lane LIVE is one of the most impacting events you’ll ever attend simply because it’s attended by some of the most powerful change-makers in the world. This episode features a Q & A session with Tom Bilyeu, founder of Quest Nutrition. It was recorded at Freedom Fast Lane LIVE 2016. Tom is an example of a guy who has come to face his own limitations and inhibitions, address them, and turn his life in an entirely different direction. If you hit the stop button at the end of this episode and are not challenged to become more than you are now, you might want to check your pulse.

In first stages of business, you have to be willing to give blood, sweat, and tears.

When Tom Bilyeu first started Quest Nutrition he was the production line. Seriously. He was in the trenches making protein bars, packaging, shipping product - you name it, he was in the middle of it. In his mind, that’s what you have to do in the beginning stages of your company. You have to be willing to get your hands dirty and learn how to make your company run at every level. The price you pay is part of what enables you to handle the success it brings with wisdom and savvy. It’s also what enables you to know when you’ve found the right team members to fill the roles needed. Tom’s insights are powerful and hard-learned. Don’t miss what he’s got to share.

It is your mindset that is holding you back.

Tom Bilyeu is a very successful, hard-driving, intense individual. But he wasn’t always that way. Overweight, sick, and struggling Tom came to a point where he had to make some decisions about the kind of life he wanted and make the changes required to get there. He did, beyond what anyone expected. Even him. You can hear Tom talk about the mindset changes he had to make in order to become the person he wanted to be and why he believes that every time you are held back, it’s a mindset issue, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

The American Dream is still available to a certain type of person.

In years past we heard a lot about the American Dream - but these days there’s a lot of disillusionment and doubt surrounding the topic. Tom Bilyeu says the American Dream is still alive for anybody who is willing to learn and grow. First of all, you need to be willing to accept that you are not yet the person you need to be in order to execute at the highest level. You have to be willing to acknowledge your deficits and understand the skills you need to attain. Then you have to be willing to go out and relentlessly acquire the skills that have utility toward enabling you to become that person and put those skills to the test against something. In Tom’s case, that “something” was business. Listen to Tom’s inspiring insights and let them change your mindset and world, by listening to this episode.

Innovation is the only way to dominate your competition.

At the beginning stages of the Quest Nutrition journey, Tom Bilyeu was the only one making the amazing types of protein bars and supplements he provides. It was a golden time for him and his company. But it wasn’t long until the marketplace was flooded with knock-offs and other truly good and helpful products. Competition became fierce. When asked how he navigated those waters Tom pointed to the role innovation plays in taking your eyes off the competition and instead, learning how to focus on making your company and products the very best they can be. Staying at the front of the pack is not about sales numbers, it’s about quality and community. Find out how Tom’s company continues to be the leader in the nutrition industry, on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:23] Ryan’s introduction to this Q&A session with Tom Bilyeu.
  • [2:00] Giving nutrition bars away to begin the business.
  • [8:54] The first great hires Tom made as the company grew.
  • [15:30] Tom’s motivation to build his company was close-to-home issues.
  • [18:16] The new company Tom is building and why he’s doing it.
  • [21:05] What is the psychological direction of the world?
  • [26:28] How Tom navigated the waters that were quickly becoming crowded with competitors.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Be willing to do the grunt work to make your business work. You’ve got to be willing to walk through the struggles in order to know what it takes to keep the business running long term.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Understand what a win looks like for you (not someone else). Many young business give up things to get into the big game that cause them to lose in the end.

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Website: Quest Nutrition

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Brian Creager is a Freedom Fast Lane Tribe member who has done exactly what we hope every member will do - succeed in spades. Brian has built multiple million dollar brands and is now eager to become what he calls, “The Procter and Gamble of the Online Space.” In order to do that, he knows he’s not only going to have to replicate the things he’s done to become as successful as he has so far, he’s going to have to truly scale things by building systems and a team that can multiply productivity and profitability. You can hear Brian’s story on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Have you noticed that once you do something, the next logical step doesn’t seem so far away? That’s the power of mindset.

When it comes to success in any realm of life we all have our obstacles. Many of them are mental. You may not be able to imagine building or owning a million dollar business right now - but once you are able to build a $100K business, you’ll begin to think differently about the million dollar business. That’s because success births a new perspective which enables you to cast your vision higher. That’s what has happened to Brian Creager as he’s experienced a high level of Amazon sales - and now he’s shooting for a $50 million business. Find out how Brian is going to accomplish it, on this episode.

The larger your business or brand gets, the more you need to get out of the way.

If you’ve experienced any level of business success - even working for someone else - you know that it’s practically impossible to continue building a business on your own. At some point, your capacity runs out. That’s why as your business grows you’ve got to build the business in such a way that you can establish systems that others can learn, take over, and implement. If you don’t you’ll become the bottleneck and prevent your own business from growing. Brian Creager shares how he’s planning to avoid those issues as his business grows to $50 million, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

When is the right time to find outside capital to scale your business?

There are points in the lifecycle of every business when the things needed to grow require more capital in order to establish and implement them. But it can become a vicious cycle if the generation of the capital is dependent on the growth… and it happens in almost every business at some point. On this episode, Ryan asks Brian Creager how he’s planning to build his business to $50 million and if that includes the use of outside capital. Brian’s got a very wise and refreshing perspective you’ll only hear on this episode.

Could you build a successful business by acquiring already successful product brands?

One of the things that has come across Ryan Moran’s radar lately is the approach of buying successful product brands, maximizing the existing systems that make the business successful, then letting it run and purchasing another. With that in mind, he asked his guest, Brian Creager, if he’s considering the acquisition of other brands in order to build out his own business empire. You’ll hear how Brian is approaching the possibility of purchasing existing businesses and why he believes it’s an issue of individual interest, talent, and preference, on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:25] The mental mindset that changed Brian Creager’s business in big ways.
  • [4:11] The more products you bolt onto your private label business, the more it grows.
  • [8:00] How outsider input gave Brian better insight into how his business could increase.
  • [12:06] Brian’s plan to become the Procter and Gamble of the online space.
  • [13:55] The things that will enable Brian to become that kind of company.
  • [17:45] Brian’s perspective about getting outside capital to grow the business.
  • [19:55] Moving the Amazon success to outside sales channels.
  • [22:45] The hiring process Brian is implementing to find the best team members.
  • [28:10] The things Brian expects he will have to master to reach his $50m goal.
  • [32:27] Brian’s perspective on buying already successful brands.
  • [33:46] How you can connect with Brian.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: You’ve got to start with your mindset. What you believe are your limitations are exactly what WILL BE your limitations. You’ve got to learn how to think bigger and believe bigger.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Build the business in such a way that you can establish systems that others can learn, take over, and implement. Without it you’ll become the bottleneck and prevent your own business from growing.

Connect With Today’s guest: Brian Creager

Website: www.BrianCreager.com

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Peter Diamandis is one of those guys that simply have to be around if you get the chance. His vision, his insight, and the things he’s doing to move our world forward are unmatched, in many ways. This audio was recorded at Freedom Fast Lane Live 2016 after Peter’s keynote address - it’s the Q&A session where Ryan Daniel Moran had the opportunity to sit with Peter for an extended period of time and ask pointed questions.

Peter speaks about the role of entrepreneurs in the world, the future as he sees it, the way technology and innovation happens and where it’s taking us, what the role of government is, artificial intelligence, and tons more. If you are at all interested in having a jump on your competition and a better view of what’s coming down the pike, you need to hear Peter’s insights, shared in this conversation.

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We all love to hear stories of everyday people who find success through hard work and integrity. It’s the thing turn of the century youth fiction is made of. Today’s guests are exactly that, a father-son team who have built a product brand through Amazon sales, selling 100K units of one simple item. You can hear how Mark and Jack got started, how they chose their product, and the role consumer need played in them making the decision to go for it. These guys are a refreshing dose of reality in an otherwise hype-filled entrepreneurial world. You’ll be encouraged by what you hear.

The time-for-money exchange is not the wisest use of your time.

One of the things that was a motivating factor for Mark to start his private label business was something Ryan said when he was a guest on the Smart Passive Income podcast. The point Ryan made was that exchanging your time for money (as in a typical hourly rate based job) is not the wisest thing simply because time is a limited commodity that you can never get back. If you want or need to bring in more revenue the only thing you can do in that model is work more hours or find a job that pays more per hour. If you, like Mark, want to arrange your life where the time-for-money exchange is no longer your mode of operation, you need to hear how this father-son team pulled it off.

Finding a need in the market is the best way to get product ideas.

Look around you. There are legitimate needs out there that are screaming for a product to solve. If you take your time to look for something you can address that will help people, you will find the product you are searching for. But it also has to be a unique approach to the solution that is able to catch the attention of the consumer. On this episode, Mark and Jack, a father-son team chat with Ryan about the success they have seen through the sales of their creative product that adds a handle to stainless steel tumblers. It’s an encouraging story of everyday guys who made a business work through sticking to the basics.

What changes in the mind of a 16-year-old when he is part of a successful business?

Mark and Jack are a father-son business team. Jack is 16 years old at the time this podcast episode published. Have you ever wondered what happens in the mind and life of a teenager when they are able to be part of a successful business at such a young age? On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, you’ll get to hear how Jack has come to see business in practical ways and why he says that he’s worked his last “regular job” as a result. It’s an inspiring and helpful episode that demonstrates what anyone can do if they are willing to do the work and make it happen.

What does a successful 16-year-old business owner believe about the prospect of college?

So many young people are learning the advantages that come from starting and running their own business - whether via an Amazon model or some other - that many are deciding to skip college altogether. Ryan was curious what a father-son duo thinks about that issue after having significant success on Amazon, so he asked Jack, the 16-year-old son, what his plans are when it comes to college. Will he attend university or not? You can hear how Jack and Mark respond - and why - on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:24] Ryan’s introduction to his father-son duo, Mark and Jack.
  • [2:40] The origins of Mark and Jack’s private label business and brand.
  • [5:47] The realization of the time-for-money exchange motivated Mark to change his life.
  • [8:32] How Mark and Jack chose products and started their promotion.
  • [14:15] Why a product bore out of real needs is important.
  • [17:56] What has changed in the way Jack views business (he’s 16 years old).
  • [24:10] The struggle to create a brand out of the initial product in a competitive market.
  • [27:08] Roadblocks: Copies, knock-offs, differentiation, and other challenges.
  • [30:47] Lessons learned and things Mark and Jack would do differently next time.
  • [32:10] What’s the best move for young people when it comes to business or college?
  • [35:00] The interesting dynamics of a father-son business.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Look around you. There are legitimate needs out there that are screaming for a product to solve. If you take your time to look for something you can address that will help people, you will find the product you need.

Connect With Today’s guest: Mark and Jack McGraw

Website: https://www.grivitz.com/

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One of the most helpful and popular episodes published on Freedom Fast Lane was a previous episode with today’s guest, Geoff Woods. Geoff is the Vice President of an organization called “The ONE Thing,” the empire that is being built around the hit book by the same name, written by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. Geoff is on the podcast today to share the power of The ONE Thing philosophy and how he is still practically learning to implement it in his own personal and professional life. But it’s not all about “how to” - it's also about the "what for." Geoff shares his personal story and the dramatic shifts that have taken place in his life from making these fundamental changes. You won’t want to miss this practical episode.

What is the 1 thing you can do that makes everything else more effective?

The fundamental principle behind “The ONE Thing” philosophy is this: Identify the one thing that when done, will enable you to be more productive and successful in every other area. Until that one thing is done each day you have not earned the right to move on to anything else. It’s this philosophy that has made Keller Williams one of the most successful real estate companies on the planet and it’s what has enabled Geoff Woods, today’s guest, to change his own life for and career path for the better. On this episode, you will hear Geoff’s story and receive his specific tips on how to get The ONE Thing philosophy working in your own life, so be sure you listen.

What most people do when they create a to-do list and how to make it better.

The typical to-do list is a column full of tasks. They are not in any priority order. They are not organized in any way. Most people address their to-do list by acting on the simplest or easiest issue first, then moving on to another fairly simple item once the first one is complete. But by the nature of those tasks, nothing truly important is being done. It’s just busy work. On this episode, Geoff Woods shares why a different approach to your to-do list could transform the amount of significant, truly important work you get done - and the impact it could have on you personally and professionally. You won’t want to miss this. It could truly change everything.

Why you need to think big and act small.

It may sound like a contradiction to say that you need to think big and act small. But it’s exactly right. Thinking big means that you get a big picture view of where you are headed. You know the WHY behind what you are after and the difference it will make when you get there. But in order TO get there, you’ve got to act small. You’ve got to narrow that field of vision so you can see the first, most vital things that need to be done in order to move you in the preferred direction of your vision quickly. That’s how truly significant things are accomplished and how you can reach your goals in record time with maximum effectiveness. Geoff Woods is on the podcast to share how to accomplish this and more, so be sure you listen.

The power of time blocking to truly get things done.

Time blocking is a practice that enables you to focus your attention over a prolonged period of time for the sake of being efficient and effective. It enables you to avoid distraction, stay on task, and walk away with a true sense of accomplishment. But more important than how you feel about what you’ve done, you will actually have done what is most important - which moves you forward exponentially. On this episode, Geoff Wood shares how time blocking works and how doing it the right way can free you up to live the life you want to live.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:24] Ryan’s introduction to his guest Geoff Woods.
  • [4:22] The problem we have: We don’t know how to manage our time.
  • [13:04] The things that helped Geoff double his productivity and build an empire.
  • [17:30] Why are you dividing your focus?
  • [19:53] “The One Thing” does not mean that you only do one thing.
  • [23:34] What most people do when they create a to-do list and how to do it right.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Assess where you are today and ask the simple question, “How can I do better tomorrow?” - AND THEN DO IT.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS:

Connect With Today’s guest: Geoff Woods

Website: www.The1Thing.com

The 1 Thing Podcast

The Mentee Podcast

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If you’ve not seen one of J.P. Sears’ hilarious videos, you must have spent the last few years on another planet. J.P. has seemed to burst on the scene with his “Awaken With J.P.” video channel but behind it is a 13-year career as an emotional healing coach. Yet, something happened a few years ago that launched him to a new level of attention and success. What was it? J.P. shares on this episode that it was when he decided and then acted on the decision to be himself. You can hear what that journey was like for J.P. and what it might be like for you if you dare to start the journey, on this episode.

When JP Sears began to be more authentic his career took off.

For 13 years J.P. Sears was serving people in a very fulfilling way. He was an emotional healing coach. In that role, he saw a good deal of success and was very fulfilled personally through helping people heal and grow. But he felt he’d been doing so in spite of who he really was. His quirky sense of humor and witty personality had never been a part of his approach and it was a part of himself that he missed. When J.P. decided to create - and publish - his first comedy video everything changed for the better. Listen to his story on this episode.

What is keeping you from being your authentic self? Get past it and grow your business.

All of us grow up trying to discover who we are - who we are designed to be. It’s a natural part of the human path of development. In our most formative years, we don’t realize that is the journey we are on and we seek instead to find happiness by pleasing the important people around us - parents, siblings, teachers, etc. It’s natural, and we all do it. And it’s what keeps us from discovering and being our authentic selves. In his own insightful and funny way, J.P. Sears shares how he understands the struggle to discover our true selves and what happens when we truly learn to BE that person, on this episode.

If you’re going to be your authentic self, get ready to face the resistance.

All of us have voices of doubt that alternately whisper and scream into our thought process through the course of our lives. Those voices come from a variety of places and rise up in force any time we begin to step outside what is normal. Why? Because normal is what feels safe, even if it’s not. J.P. Sears says that is the resistance we all face in order to grow - in order to become. He shares how he has learned to fight the resistance and the outcome of doing so, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

J.P. Sears says finding your passion requires you try a lot of things.

For many years now we’ve all heard the rallying cry of much of the entrepreneurial community - Find Your Passion! But is that the best advice? On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, J.P. Sears tells why he sees it as poor advice though not necessarily wrong. He shares why the sentiment behind it is exactly what you should be after but how the way to go about it is never as clear and clean as you might expect. In his mind, finding your passion requires that you try a lot of different things, pivoting each time you discover what is NOT the thing you really want to do. It’s an engaging, funny, and helpful conversation you won’t want to miss.

 

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:24] Ryan’s introduction of J.P. Sears, comedian and entrepreneur.
  • [4:32] J.P.’s journey from being fairly unknown to a worldwide sensation within 2 years.
  • [10:02] Why are we not more naturally our authentic selves?
  • [14:16] The resistance J.P. felt when he took his first steps of being authentic in his career.
  • [20:15] How J.P.’s videos truly went viral and the impact it had on his coaching practice.
  • [28:49] The need for personal growth and fighting the desire to “be done.”
  • [34:00] Finding your passion means you are trying a lot of things.
  • [37:56] Being willing to search without finding is what enables you to find.
  • [40:00] Trying to be like other people and why entrepreneurs are more prone to it.
  • [50:05] How a fear based mindset prevents us from true success.
  • [52:51] J.P.’s new book and why he decided to write it.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Do the work to know yourself. You can’t hope to be true to your personal purpose if you don’t know who you are. Being authentically yourself is not your enemy.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Become willing to search without finding. In other words, learn to search and discover for the joy of what will happen that you never even know to search for. When you are willing to walk that path, you wind up finding the best things.

Connect With Today’s guest: J.P. Sears

Website: www.AwakenWithJP.com OR www.HowToBeUltraSpiritual.com

J.P.’s YouTube channel

BOOK: How To Be Ultra Spiritual

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