Mon, 22 February 2021
“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.
Direct download: Getting_Unstuck__How_We_Fixed_3_Broken_Businesses_FINAL.mp3
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Mon, 15 February 2021
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.
Mon, 8 February 2021
“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.
Mon, 1 February 2021
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.
Mon, 25 January 2021
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.
Wed, 20 January 2021
“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!
Mon, 18 January 2021
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:
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.
Wed, 13 January 2021
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?
Mon, 11 January 2021
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.
Wed, 6 January 2021
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.
Mon, 4 January 2021