Capitalism.com with Ryan Daniel Moran

Hey brand builders, if you’ve ever wondered whether your business has what it takes to attract investors so you can take it to the next level, this episode is for you.

Inspired by the Capitalism Incubator’s recent Pitch Week, Ryan pinpointed four key questions every brand owner should ask. These are some of the questions investors are asking when they look at your brand to decide whether to take the next step with you.

If you can answer YES to each of these questions, chances are good that you’re building something investors would want to be part of. But if the answer to any of them is NO, don’t worry! You’ll also discover where to put your focus to get back on track. And remember - even if you don’t want investors, building a business they want to partner with results in a business you’ll love growing.

 

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“For the love of money is the root of all evil.” What’s an entrepreneur to do? We want to build something great, something that serves people. But we definitely want the money, too. Does that make us evil?

So many entrepreneurs carry at least a little guilt when they hear this verse - or its more commonly misquoted version: Money is the root of all evil.

That ends today.

In this episode, Ryan puts his pastor hat on to do a little exegetical work on the Greek in this passage from 2 Timothy. As you listen, you’ll discover what the Apostle Paul was really saying. 

And as its true meaning sinks in, not only will you find yourself operating from a far more resourceful, abundant, and free state, but you’ll also find a whole new level of freedom and inspiration on your entrepreneurial journey.

If this episode creates a shift for you, please share it with us.

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I wanted to share a conversation one of my students, Debbie, and I had recently. Debbie’s making great progress in her journey of building a million-dollar brand. But like many entrepreneurs, this is not her first go at building something big. This time, she’s going at it using the blueprint I share in 12 Months to $1 Million. 

Debbie’s nailed down her audience and her product now, but asked me for advice on how to attract investors. As you’ll discover in this episode, there are three big things an investor wants to see in place before they’ll get excited about throwing their money behind a brand. Plus, and this may be the most important piece of all, they’re looking for a certain mindset… and they can tell within seconds whether a brand owner has it.

Take good notes so you’ll be ready when it comes time to pitch investors for your brand. And do let me know if you experience any significant shifts after you listen.

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Are you facing a life situation you don’t want? Unhappy with your business, your money, or your relationships? We’ve all been there, wanting something to change. How long we stay stuck in that situation, though, largely depends on the questions we ask. 

In this episode, Ryan shares a line of thought experiments that will leave you in a more resourceful state of mind any time you use them. You can use what you’re about to hear to help yourself - or others - to leave excuses and paralyzing doubt behind. But even more, you can practice what you learn to create the life you crave, starting right now.

This is how you can change your financial situation, your relationships, your business… you life today. 

 

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“That guy. We want to invest in that guy.”

In this episode, Ryan Daniel Moran and Sam Prentice give an update on the Capitalism Fund for the second quarter of 2021. You’ll hear the surprising advice they’ve given Scott, Jesse, and Nick, the three brand owners the Fund invested in already. But you’ll also get a sneak peek into  the brands the Fund is in discussions with, before any ink hits the paper. Also, you’ll learn what Sam and Ryan look for in the entrepreneurs and brands the Fund invests in - and what an infusion of capital can do to grow a brand to 8, 9, or even 10 figures.

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to bring on investors in your brand, and what would happen if you traded a bit of equity for what those investors could bring to the table, you won’t want to miss this frank conversation.

 

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“The top one percent richest people in the country” - in some people’s mouths, this is a slur. Others strive to reach this financial milestone. Still others passed it long ago and now live a life of financial independence. Helping people join the ranks of the one percent is what we do at Capitalism.com.

But what does the math look like? How much wealth would put you into the one percent in the United States? Which assets count? And what would it take to push you across the line? How long would it take to get there, and is there a way to speed up the process?

In this episode, Ryan and Justus talk cold, hard numbers. But after listening, you’ll walk away with your brain buzzing and inspired. Could it be that you’re closer than you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

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“First, I’ll make the money. Then, I’ll live a better and happier life.” That’s the lie so many entrepreneurs buy and live. Not because they want it that way, but because that’s the message so many of us hear. 

Granted, there’s a certain amount of hustle needed to get through the grind phase of any business. But that doesn’t mean you need to put off happiness while you “work your face off” to grow your business.

It might even be fair to say that all the tactical advice you’ve heard about what it takes to make money misses the point entirely. The perfect ad, the right product, the best sales copy… all of that has its place. But those are not the most important puzzles to solve.

Instead, when you learn to ask THIS one question first, all of the others fall in line. Not only will you find it easier to get wildly rich, but you’ll be a whole lot happier along the way. 

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My coach, Justus Murimi, sat down with me to talk about purpose. There’s a reason he has this conversation with every entrepreneur he coaches. It’s because it’s very easy to forget why we got into our business in the first place, and shocking to see what we unlock when we remember it. 

In getting crystal clear on your purpose, you unleash your power. But that’s not all. You also free yourself to be yourself, to step into your greatness, and to come from a powerful place of service. 

I’m excited for you to listen to this episode, and for it to turn you loose to create the business and life you’ve been craving.

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This could be the most important decision a brand owner makes. 

On one side, you might look at your business as your baby. You’ve nurtured it from its birth, pouring your blood, sweat, tears, and money into it. Win or lose, it’s all yours. Even if that means you grow at a snail’s pace instead of taking off like a rocket.

And maybe you’re wondering whether the cash, connections, and advice you’d add with an investor could pour some gasoline on the little fire you’ve started. Are you ready? What if you mess it all up and disappoint your investors? What if they start getting power-hungry and you lose control? 

How should you think about taking on investors? In this frank conversation, you’ll hear from someone who’s been on both sides of this experience. Once you wrap your head around this discussion, you may find your whole strategy changes.

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If you’ve ever lost money in business, this episode is especially for you. 

Until today, I’ve talked a lot about my eight-figure exit, how I’ve helped hundreds of people become millionaires, and the simple 12 months to $1 million plan I teach.

I haven’t been quite so public with my losses in business. They’re big, as you can tell from the title of this episode. They may actually be even bigger than $2 million, depending on how you count.

But as much as losing money hurts, there’s something even more destructive that can happen in the mind of a business owner in this situation. That’s why this may be the most important episode you ever listen to. 

Here’s the truth: you will have setbacks. Sometimes they’ll be big setbacks. Maybe really big ones. But if you can learn from my journey of coming to grips with my losses, you can pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back in the game a lot faster.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode - no matter where you are in your journey or how you’ve done so far.

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Why do you do what you do? We all got into this game for one reason - the freedom to do what we are called to do. Often, entrepreneurs find ways to keep themselves busy. We pride ourselves on working to death and make fun of those who work a 9 to 5 for someone else without realizing that we are working double and are often less happy than those people. 

Here’s how to fix that. You can go from twice as busy and half as happy to spending your days doing what lights you up and creates change in the world. And you’ll make a lot more money, too.

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Everyone wants to reverse engineer the successes of the most rich and famous people in the world... 

That strategy might look good on the surface, but in reality, it never works. You and I can never be Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk - and we shouldn't want to be! The secret to success is to be yourself. You can only be you. 

In this episode, I’m contrasting two ways I’ve gone about building my business. One leads to misery. The other one might not seem like it should work, but it’s how I’ve enjoyed the most success. If you focus on building your business from a place of creation instead of a place of desperation, everything changes. Your life and business change when you set out to create something meaningful, not just make profits.

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Money isn't really real. It’s a tool that we use to formalize agreements with each other. Its purpose is to fund and sustain our service to one another. 

In this episode, Ryan shares some conclusions he’s drawn about how humans think about money. But even more, he digs into the emotional responses most of us have to money. He also suggests a thought experiment that can help you make money show up faster in your life. And you can do it just by tweaking the way you make decisions about money.

Give it a listen, then put these ideas to work for you. See how much more ease, freedom, and enjoyment you’ll create in your life as a result.

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“How do I make the next sale?” 

“What fire should I put out next?”

“I’m burned out, overwhelmed, and can’t seem to grow past the $1 million mark.”

We start businesses because we want to create something life-changing and exciting. But so many entrepreneurs end up instead feeling stuck in the worst job they’ve ever had. 

That’s where three business owners were before the Capitalism Fund came in and set them back on track to quadruple or even quintuple their revenues. Not only did we make a financial investment in these businesses - we also helped connect the owners to resources that free them up to stay in product-creation mode.

Listen in to see if any of the fixes we did on these businesses might help your business, too.

 

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Failure. The angst, the anxiety, the shame and fear it carries with it… no entrepreneur escapes the experience of failing. But what comes next after we fail can mean the difference between shrinking into the shadows or emerging victorious with a helluva great story to boot.

In this episode, I share a thought experiment you can use to process even your worst failure and completely reframe it in a way that sets you free. Spoiler alert: it worked wonders on a friend of mine who was willing to play along. She says it completely transformed her from feeling shackled to fear and shame to finally feeling free.

If this episode speaks to you, I’d love to hear about the mindset shift it sparks in you.

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“Ryan, I just wanted you to know you’re my hero.” 

Those were the first words I heard from Andri Sadlak. At the time, I didn’t know much about his story. I didn’t know he’d taken his first sale at one of our events, that he’d lost everything and started from scratch, and certainly not that just a couple of years later, he’d have a nice exit.

But all of this is part of Andri’s story. Andri followed my book, 12 Months to $1 Million, like a blueprint. He built a little audience, focused on delighting them, and built a business he could sell. 

I’m excited to share this conversation with you, especially if you’re at the early stages of your journey. Andri is living proof that you can build a meaningful business with just a couple of products and a small group of followers.

 

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One day, Jared Springer was on the verge of filing bankruptcy. Fast-forward just a little bit, and he sells his business for millions of dollars. Staring at his phone, watching millions of dollars hit his bank account, you’d think Jared would have been the happiest man alive.

But he wasn’t. 

That is, until he discovered the secret anyone, anywhere, in any financial situation can use to finally be happy. As Jared discovered, with money, all of your tendencies just get louder and bigger… because now you have the time and money to amplify them.

On this episode, I’m sharing the conversation Jared and I had on a recent Wine with Wyan. Jared tells a harrowing tale of workaholism, physical paralysis, near financial ruin, massive success, and finally… happiness. 

Jared’s the author of I’ll Be Happy When. Entrepreneur, my hope is that you will take what he says to heart now, while you’re building, so you’re not waiting for someday.

I would very much like to hear your thoughts on this episode.



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Today, I’m joined by our Product and Community Manager, Justus Murimi. Before joining the team, Justus was a pastor with a heart for coaching entrepreneurs. He noticed a few unique challenges entrepreneurs face, and he’s gotten really good at helping them get unstuck so they can thrive in all areas of life.

Justus has been taking calls with members of our community, The One Percent, bringing his unique ability to hear what’s really going on for them. It’s amazing what getting clarity can do to help entrepreneurs make sometimes tough decisions their business needs them to make. 

In this episode, Justus works some of his magic on me. I asked him where he sees me getting stuck, and he nailed it. As he lays it all out for me, I’m betting you’ll think he’s talking about you, too! 

Give it a listen, and let me know what part of this conversation gets your head nodding the most.

 

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“Who am I?” That might be the simplest and most challenging question to answer, all in three little words. But it’s also one of the most valuable questions an entrepreneur can ask. Its answer forms the foundation for successful business-building, self-confidence, and goal setting. 

In this episode, you’ll get to listen in as Capitalism.com’s Product and Community Manager, Justus Murimi talks with Ryan and The One Percent community. This conversation can help you set yourself up for a strong first 90 days in 2021. 

Justus walks us through some powerful questions about who you are, your purpose, vision, mission, and what goals make sense for you this quarter. Even more, you’ll discover a way to go after your goals that eliminates a lot of the inner conflict so many of us feel while looking at the gap between where we are and where we want to be.

And you’ll get a little assignment to complete in the next 30 days. Let us know what you discover as you do it!

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Hey entrepreneur, are you sitting in the owner's chair? Or are you operating every piece of your business? 

If it is the latter, you are probably way overstressed, way undercapitalized, way confused about the direction of your business, and growing really slowly. 

You’ve discovered that the worst businesses in the world are seven figure businesses. Why would the author of 12 Months to $1 Million say a thing like that? Because:

  • You have to hire really good talent, but you don't have the money to hire really good talent. You have to have the cash flow to be able to reinvest into growth, but you don't have enough cash to grow the business. 
  • You're just stuck paying yourself and then getting by on the rest of the revenue. 
  • You're able to pay yourself and for your overhead and maybe some team members, but you’re caught in a trap where you're not really able to grow to that $10,000,000 point, or even higher. 

So, in today’s episode, we’re going to help you make the shift from entrepreneur to owner. After listening, you’ll be crystal-clear on the three things a business leader needs to focus on. With that clarity, you’ll see the path forward for making your current business - or your next - the freedom machine that fuels your life and lets you make an enormous difference for your customers.

Let me know what you think. I think this message has the power to change everything for the entrepreneurs who really get it.

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We live in a world that has changed so much in the past year. It’s a sure bet that 2021 will bring even more change into the business landscape. We’re seeing new buying behaviors because consumers now have new desires and demands, and entrepreneurs can fill the needs of these changes. 

There are three emerging trends that will make some entrepreneurs very, very rich over the coming years. 

Today, we're going to dive into three niche ideas that are about to boom. So, if you're considering starting a new business and want to know where the marketplace is going to go, pay attention to these three markets. 

After you listen, let us know… any of these markets get you excited?

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Today, Ryan talks with Cathryn Lavery of the Best Self Co. to find out how this super-scrappy founder launched on Kickstarter. While many entrepreneurs seeking funding give Kickstarter a shot and get mediocre results, Cathryn did it the smart way. The result? Not only did she fund her first inventory round, but her second and third, too!

If you plan to launch your own product on Kickstarter, listen in and take notes because you’ll learn from someone who’s learned to navigate all the pitfalls and make crowdfunding work. And if you hadn’t even thought about using Kickstarter for your launch, stop everything! Give this a listen to see whether crowdfunding makes sense for you.

After you listen, I’d love to hear your thoughts on using this solution for funding your business.

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Here’s something weird… and it 100% determines whether you will succeed as an entrepreneur.

It’s the one difference between two people who…

Both say they want to start a business.

Both have ambition running through their veins.

Both say they WANT it.

Both go through the same exact training, read the same books, and have the same blueprint.

But one seemingly small difference between these two people determines whether they’ll become wildly successful... or become stuck and bitter.

The only difference? It’s not what you might think.

As you listen to this podcast episode you may find yourself feeling terrified (in a good way!)... and oddly, even MORE eager to get started building your own business.

I’d love to hear what shift you experience as a result of listening today.

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