Mon, 28 December 2020
Did 2020 suck for you? Or was it the best year yet?
Your assessment of 2020 and your experience of 2021 all depend on which “menu” of options you choose. You could choose from the menu where everything sucks and nothing’s working for you… Or, you can choose from an entirely different menu, one full of new possibilities that all come together to make 2021 the best year yet.
In this episode, Ryan shares four “extended menu options” anyone can choose from to make 2021 a fantastic year. It all boils down to a series of decisions - and they impact your business, your relationships, and your own wellbeing.
Best of all, you don’t even have to wait for the new year to start. You can make these decisions starting right now. If you do, and you look back at 2020, we’d love to hear how your take on the year shifts. Here’s to setting ourselves up for a great 2021!
Mon, 21 December 2020
Today, you’re in for a treat. Inside the Capitalism Incubator, a couple dozen brand owners have been busy preparing to launch their million-dollar brands. Each one of these entrepreneurs has taken ownership of a problem that’s plaguing a specific group of people who are hoping and praying someone, somewhere will come up with a solution. These brand owners are about to answer their audiences’ prayers.
Now, as I’ve taught over and over, you don’t have to have a big bankroll to launch a million-dollar brand. I recently published a video on YouTube detailing how I launched a brand with just $600, and later sold it for $16 million.
But having investors backing your brand can sure help speed up the process. That’s why we put our Cap Inc students through a powerful exercise we call Pitch Week. It’s grueling at times. It’s emotional. It’s a huge stretch for some. But they did it! (And they’ll be the first to tell you that this assignment was incredibly valuable for them.)
Give a listen, and you’ll hear a handful of our Cap Inc students pitch their brands to a panel of investors. If you’re a budding entrepreneur, you’ll pick up some gems of insight that can give you clarity as you think about the brand you want to build. If you’re an investor, you’ll get a sneak peek at the kinds of brands the Capitalism Incubator is helping to launch.
Mon, 14 December 2020
Today, I’m joined by Jason Franciosa. Jason’s the co-owner of a brand that serves the CrossFit community - and he’s the head coach inside the Capitalism Incubator.
About a year ago, we had a conversation about how his company was just on the cusp of reaching a million dollars in sales for the year. Fast-forward to 2020, the year of the pandemic. Sure enough, the business faced some of its biggest butt-puckering challenges ever.
But… Jason’s still grown it 300% this year, and monthly revenue now tops $250K.
I wanted to share this conversation with you because right before Jason started this venture, he was about to give up his entrepreneurial dreams and go get a job. Instead, he went all in, one last time… and he says it was the best decision he’s ever made.
No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, there are priceless bits of wisdom for you in this conversation.
Give it a listen, and let me know what you think.
Mon, 7 December 2020
Just a few months into the Capitalism Incubator experience, we asked each member to present the vision of their company.
Why? Because if you create a crystal clear vision for where you're going, you can build the road knowing you’ll get there. Even more, you can get there faster with the help of a few key relationships who can bring resources to the table.
Each member you’re about to meet is on their way to building a 7-8- figure business. Each one has chosen an audience to serve, taken ownership of a problem their audience faces, and created solutions to serve them.
You’ll meet Damien, Kristy, Keerthan, and Yasmine and hear about their experience inside the Incubator and where they’re headed with the brands they’re creating.
Wed, 2 December 2020
A few years ago, two Australian entrepreneurs joined me at the lake house for a Backroom event. They’d built a wellness brand selling yoga products, and were right around seven-figures in annual revenue. Fantastic, right?
Well, they were walking into a room of people doing $300K to $400K a month. It would have been easy for them to feel intimidated and even to wonder what they were doing wrong. But they set their sights on much bigger milestones, and kept doing the right things for the right reasons.
I’m really proud of Gemma and Georgie and what they’ve created through Ajna Wellbeing, and know you’ll love getting to listen in on this conversation. We recorded it for our Capitalism Incubator. But this discussion is so inspiring that we wanted to share it with everyone.