Capitalism.com with Ryan Daniel Moran

Ryan’s had tremendous success over the past several years, helping many budding entrepreneurs become millionaires.

Now he’s turning his focus into an even higher goal: turning 7-figure business ventures into 9-figure ones.

In this episode of the Freedom Fast Lane, Andy Drish from TheFoundation.com finds out just how Ryan plans to reach this lofty height, with inspirational takeaways that you can apply to focus your business for growth you thought was impossible.

Full show notes at: http://freedomfastlane.com/

Key takeaways:

  • Believing in your ability to succeed.
  • Strategizing for exponential scaling, not linear scaling.
  • Committing the time needed to reach your goals.

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Hear more from Andy at https://thefoundation.com/podcast.

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Today we're talking about morning routines.

In all this crazy noise of all of the things you have to do, how do you craft a routine that actually makes you more productive, less stressed, and puts you on the path for success?

Bulletproof coffee.

Meditating.

Green juice.

What the heck are you supposed to start your day with?

If you ask any entrepreneur, or any person, you'll get a list of a whole bunch of things that they do. And they claim that it's the only way.

Well, I'm going to share my religious morning routine with you in this episode. It follows the TRIBE 5, which I've covered extensively on the podcast.

One of the best ways to optimize your routine for success is to learn from high achievers.

Take what's worked for them and try it for yourself. Weave together what works for you, making sure you're hitting the TRIBE 5.

If you want to learn from empire builders and high achievers, you should check out The Capitalism Conference this December 7-9. Ticket sales are closing soon, so grab yours today.

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Most of us cannot begin to understand what it is like to stare mortality in the face. Hal Elrod does, and his experience has shifted the way he views his life and his business for the better.

After being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a rare cancer with a 10% survival rate, Hal emerged the other side with a clean bill of health and a fresh perspective on what was important.

In this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Hal shares what this life-changing experience taught him and how we can all adopt these learnings, ensuring we focus on what’s important to us.

Key takeaways:

  • Ask Yourself: What matters most to you?
  • How to Live in Alignment with What Matters
  • Redefine Your Relationship with Your Work
  • How to Change Your Habits in 30 Days

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Hear more from Hal on his podcast at http://halelrod.com/podcast/.

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How do successful entrepreneurs get clarity on their goals and priorities to build their empires? Listen to this live coaching session between Geoff Woods and Ryan Daniel Moran to find out.

Following on from his last appearance on Freedom Fast Lane, Geoff returns to talk Ryan through how you can take your business to the next level by adopting the tried and tested techniques used by the most successful entrepreneurs.

Geoff outlines why having clear goals is important and presents a model that will help you and your company to hit your targets time and time again. Continuously in pursuit of the end zone.

Listen in to hear Ryan get clarity on what his top priorities are within his business over the next month, and how you can apply the lessons to your own company.

Key takeaways:

  • The one action that will dramatically impact your business
  • Identifying the habits that will elevate your company to the next level
  • The 411: How to avoid distraction and achieve your goals

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Hear more from Geoff on his podcast at The1Thing.com.

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In this episode of the podcast, I’m going to give you three ways that I am paying less taxes this year.

I have made it very public over the last couple of years that I don’t like taxes very much. I don’t think taxes do a lot of good. I think taxes should be lower.

I think entrepreneurs spend money wiser than government can, and that we should keep as much money in the hands of individuals and business owners as possible—and keep it out of the hands of politicians.

I have done three things a little bit more intentionally this year. And I’m going to give you a couple of bonuses at the end of the three.

There are three that I am personally doing that I would like to share with you, and then there are a couple of other recommendations that I will encourage you to look into as well.

If you are an entrepreneur looking for the tactical strategies to help you pay less taxes and make more money, then you should come to our event in Austin, Texas, this December 7-9. It’s called The Capitalism Conference and tickets are open for a few more days.

Grab your tickets now.

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All physical product sellers face the challenge of getting enough eyeballs on their products and proving the viability of their business.

Some enter the market and fail. Others attract people in a way that creates a community dedicated to the product as a solution to a problem they have.

Quest Nutrition is a shining example of a successful brand that built a community. In this episode of the Freedom Fast Lane podcast, we share a clip from The Capitalism Conference (formerly Freedom Fast Lane Live) vault, featuring Tom Bilyeu.

Tom pulls back the curtain and shares his secrets to Quest Nutrition's success.

You'll hear what he and his business partners did in the early days to attract eyeballs and prove their business model, what decisions he made that helped Quest Nutrition scale, and how the brand stays viable in an ever-changing market.

Tom has dedicated himself to building a successful business that has a mission to end metabolic disease.

This is how empire builders think. If you want to start thinking like an empire builder, you need to surround yourself with them.

The best place to do that is at this year’s Capitalism Conference, held December 7-9 in Austin, Texas. Grab your tickets today so you can get the playbook for how to build your empire.

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If you look at someone like Bill Gates and all that he has accomplished, it's hard to fathom that he has the same number of hours in a day as everyone else.

He doesn't have any more time in a day than anyone else. What he does with that time is what sets him apart, because Bill Gates is more high leverage than you or me.

In today's episode of Freedom Fast Lane, guest host Matt Bodnar of The Science of Success podcast explains why there is a non-linear relationship between time and value creation, and how you can use high-leverage thinking to maximize value in the time you have.

Think about the 80/20 rule and how it appears in all areas of life.

In Matt's experience interviewing successful investors and entrepreneurs, the 80/20 rule is a common theme among them.

There are two specific principles of high-leverage thinking. These two principles are common not only across the people Matt has interviewed, but the business titans of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Dale Carnegie.

The first principle is to improve your decision-making ability. And the second is to hire people to replace yourself.

Matt dives deep into the principles of high-leverage thinking in this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

If you're looking to connect with successful high-leverage thinkers, check out this year's Capitalism Conference held December 7-9 in Austin, Texas. The event attractions billionaires and millionaires from around the globe to share and learn from each other.

Surround yourself with these high achievers and learn how to build your empire at the Capitalism Conference. Grab your ticket today.

 

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Matt's show The Science of Success is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and YouTube.

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Jesse Elder has made an incredible impact on my mindset.

The first time we had a conversation, his words resonated with me so deeply that they've rung in my ears since.

That conversation went something like this:

He said life is the process of harvesting seeds that have been planted a long time ago. If you want to make changes in your life, the only way to do that is to start planting new seeds.

I’ve thought about this idea quite a bit. I’ve since had Jesse on the podcast several times. He has become a dear friend, and that process of planting and harvesting new seeds has always stuck with me.

It is so important to plant those seeds, to make incremental changes about where you’re going to go next.

That is how you create your future. Today’s episode of the podcast features the live Q&A session with Jesse from The Capitalism Conference (formerly Freedom Fast Lane Live) 2015.

In this session, Jesse shares this thought:

“If we can approach life from a position of creativity, and we see ourselves as a creator, not a competitor, then all of a sudden that person with the bank balance or the six pack or the marriage or the family, all of those things they may have, no longer becomes a threat to our ego.”

How do we create to solve the world’s greatest problems? That’s a question we explore at The Capitalism Conference, held this December 7-9 in Austin, Texas.

Join billionaires and multimillionaires who have built brands and invested the profits to change not only their lives but the lives of people around the world. The conference is coming up fast, so grab your tickets today.

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Do you pursue the cutting edge, or keep your focus on what's actually moving the needle?

It's a question entrepreneurs often reckon with. There's a tendency to follow what's hot, but it can easily distract from getting things done.

In this episode of the podcast, Gary Vaynerchuk gives his answer: you have to do both.

The only way to do both is to dial in your work process. Gary shares how he does it in this clip from The Capitalism Conference (formerly Freedom Fast Lane Live) vault.

Gary ruthlessly structures his time so that he deploys both practical execution and future thinking every day.

This is how empire builders think. If you want to start thinking like an empire builder, you need to surround yourself with them.

The best place to do that is at this year’s Capitalism Conference, held December 7-9 in Austin, Texas. Grab your tickets today so you can get the playbook for how to build your empire.

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Would you believe that there is a formula to growing your business, one that generates millions of dollars?

Mark Ford pen name Michael Masterson, created it and has applied it dozens of times. There are four steps in this formula, and Mark shares them with us on today’s episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

After growing a business to $65 million in four years, Mark took the process and duplicated it over and over again. Entrepreneurs who apply this process in their businesses experience success, and you can too.

Marketing is everything, and copy is king. Once you have those nailed, your business growth will take off.

Learn the four stages to making your business grow from zero to one million, from the man who made the secret sauce himself.

Key takeaways

  • Figuring out what you’re selling, and how you’re selling it
  • Developing backend products to market to existing customers, and frontend products for new customer acquisition
  • Hiring people for structure to support further growth
  • Incentivizing people to keep the hunger to grow

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Check out Mark’s work, under pen name Michael Masterson on his website here: www.michaelmasterson.net

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Playing the stock market can be fun, but it’s high risk. Smart entrepreneurs understand that investing for cash flow is the right long-term play.

One of the best vehicles for this is real estate investment. And with years of experience in the industry, Jason Hartman is the man who can tell you how to do it.

Jason has utilized his own experiences and in-depth knowledge of the industry to build a company that helps others to fulfill the American dream of financial freedom through purchasing investment property.

In this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Jason will be walking you through the key things to take into consideration when looking to make a sound real estate investment.

From understanding which markets to invest in, to leveraging your investment and earning your return through several different dimensions.

Your return on investment from turnkey properties could be more lucrative than you first thought.

Key takeaways:

  • Where to invest in the real estate market cycle
  • The importance of making direct investments
  • Leveraging turnkey investments in the repayment of debt

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You can learn from Jason through his podcasts, educational events, referrals and mentoring. Find out more on his website JasonHartman.com.

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Not a lot of people like to talk about it, but the fact is that many entrepreneurs don’t actually care about their businesses.

They only care about the cash flow it produces. That’s why they got into it.

But the idea of spending 15 hours a day working on a business they don’t care about, that they just want the cash flow from, sounds like a really terrible life.

What often happens is this: an entrepreneur builds a cash flow business, ends up paying off their debt, and they’re are able to pay their bills.

Sometime after that happens, they begin to complain about being handcuffed to their cash flow business.

In this episode of the Freedom Fast Lane podcast, we share a clip from the 2015 Freedom Fast Lane Live Q&A session with Gary Vaynerchuk explores this idea. He shares how to get over the fear of going backward, and how to step back and use what you’ve learned in building that cash flow business to start something new that you actually care about.

This is how empire builders think. If you want to start thinking like an empire builder, you need to surround yourself with them.

The best place to do that is at this year’s Capitalism Conference, held December 7-9 in Austin, Texas. Grab your tickets today so you can get the playbook for how to build your empire.

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Robert Herjavec probably sees more deal flow in a week than most people see in a lifetime, and every business he invests in must be successful.

What is the common thread among those businesses he invests in? Leadership that thinks big.

Today’s episode of the Freedom Fast Lane podcast features a conversation with Robert about reaching his $50 million goal before he turned 50, and how to think bigger than $50 million in annual sales.

The clip comes from his appearance at the 2015 Freedom Fast Lane Live even in Austin, Texas — an event which has grown into The Capitalism Conference.

To be able to go from a small company to a great enterprise, you have to be able to inspire others. You must be in the right market, but the greatest entrepreneurs are adaptable as business changes all the time.

Learn from empire builders, investors, millionaires, and billionaires at The Capitalism Conference held this December 7-9 in Austin, Texas. Grab your tickets today.

Key takeaways:

  • Reaching $50 million before turning 50
  • Spotting growth potential and making it happen
  • Finding the right businesses to invest in

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For more information on Robert’s investments, go to www.robertherjavec.com.

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Shakil Prasla has a unique business model which generates a huge passive income.

Acquiring a business bypasses the time spent on building a business from scratch.

But, when you get a business which hasn’t been reaching it’s full potential, how do you change it into something which makes you money without you needing to spend all of your time on it?

Shakil buys online companies for as little money as possible, sits in the owner’s seat, and delegates systems and processes to a manager.

This has allowed him to purchase eight different online businesses, all of which he has turned into profitable enterprises which makes him money while he has little involvement.

In this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Shakil explains how his business model works, how he acquires new companies, and the process he takes to make his income passive.

Key takeaways:

  • How to pick profitable products for a long-term investment
  • Finding good people for a successful online business
  • Spotting growth potential in companies you’re interested in acquiring

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For more information on Shakil’s passive income business model, go to his website at www.szventures.com.

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Are you struggling to find the right people to support you on your entrepreneurial journey?

Are you surrounded by empire builders, or are the people you hang out with the most bringing you down?

You are a product of your thoughts, and a product of the people you surround yourself with.

This episode of the Freedom Fast Lane podcast features audio from a YouTube video about finding mentors.

It references another excellent podcast about building your success network, and you should definitely check it out. You can listen to that episode here, and watch the YouTube video version of this episode here.

A great place to find the right people for your success network is The Capitalism Conference, held this December 7-9 in Austin, Texas.

Come hang out with millionaires and billionaires to learn how you can build your empire. Grab your tickets here.

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Jesse Itzler is a big believer in checking the box and moving on. When he gets a win, he will only celebrate for a night or two, then will think about what’s next.

To build your life resume is to do as many things as you can. This means finding the next project rather than celebrating the success of the last one.

This clip is from Freedom Fast Lane Live in December 2016, hosted in Austin, Texas. Ryan speaks to Jesse on his achievements and challenges in front of a live audience.

When discussing Zico coconut water, Jesse talks about the emotional connection he had with the product and how he wanted to share the benefits with the world. After partnering with them to make it hot, Coca-Cola bought the company a few years later.

He says that his biggest challenge in being a dad is recognizing that his kids are on their own journey. Jesse and his wife try to expose them to things which are hard, which they might fail at.

There is a valuable lesson in letting your kids see things you do which are hard but rewarding. It creates a new definition of failure, that celebrates the trying rather than the outcome.

Jesse says you have to be appreciative every day of how far you’ve come. When he is faced with a new project, he thinks about how much time he has left on this earth and weighs up the time and reward vs the aggravation.

His advice to anyone starting out in business is “pick good friends, pick good mentors, and never stop”.

See more great talks like this at this year’s Freedom Fast Lane Live. Hosted in Austin, Texas on December 7th-9th, we have an awesome line-up of speakers who will be sharing motivational content on business and the journey to financial freedom.

Get your ticket here.

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Discover more about Jesse by visiting his website at www.the100mileman.com.

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This episode of Freedom Fast Lane was recorded live at The Amazing Seller. Ryan talks about being an entrepreneur and going all in to build something bigger than himself.

When Ryan was growing up, it never occurred to him that he should wait for someone else to decide when his life should change.

After reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad, he committed himself to doing whatever it would take to be financially free. When he read that 10% of people make 90% of the wealth, he simply decided he would get to be in that 10%.

It is easier now than it has ever been to build a seven or eight figure business. The days of selling on Amazon by finding a product and throwing it online are over, and you have to think bigger than that.

Start by building your brand. Create a controlled area for your audience so you can sell to them. Be willing to suck until you don’t suck anymore.

Listen to Ryan’s presentation from The Amazing Seller for the simple roadmap to building an eight-figure business. Getting to one million is a simple formula. Getting from one million to ten million is easy if you do it right.

While you’re here, don’t forget to grab your ticket for the Capitalism Conference in Austin Texas this December 7th-9th.

If you’re a physical product seller, an Amazon seller, an entrepreneur with a big vision, if you’re building something with seven-figure potential, this event is for you. Some of the best advisors and keynote speakers will be there to support you.

Get your ticket here before they sell out.

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Hey Fast Laners!

We are gearing up for The Capitalism Conference which is going on here in Austin, Texas, December 7th, 8th and 9th.

I have had several great conversations with both our Backroom members, and some of our Tribe members who have that $1 million in sight (or have it in their rear view mirror, who have hit a certain point). They're not quite sure how they're going to grow their business from where it is to really what they want it to be, and they want it to be as big as possible.

They want to have as big an empire as possible. They want something that maybe they can build and sell some day.

I wanted to put together an episode for you that went over the three areas where you need to be investing if you want to grow beyond that $1 million mark. These are the three areas that once you have a product up and selling in the world, are really going to exponentially grow the company.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am EST

I've built the eight-figure empire. Now I'm taking what I know and I'm building the nine figure empire.

But I've never done that before. So I've invited a group of entrepreneurial empire builders and business thought leaders who have built eight- and nine-figure companies, who have built billion-dollar empires, to share all of their best strategies with me and some other entrepreneurial empire builders in Austin, Texas this December 7th, 8th, and 9th at The Capitalism Conference.

Together we're focusing on those three areas, and you can join us.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:26am EST

Amazon is full of entrepreneurs looking to take their physical product brand to the next level. For business owners entering the market, it can be daunting to see so many products dominating so many niches.

Is it even possible to compete anymore?

Casey Gauss founded Viral Launch to help Amazon sellers find what’s possible and has helped physical product brands make huge profits.

They’ve worked with 5,500 brands, and have an incredible perspective on the space which gives them their biggest advantage.

Potential Amazon sellers are often intimidated by the perceived market domination of competitors. Casey talks about why the perception isn’t the same as the reality.

On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Casey explains how he helps brands to source products understand what markets look like and how profitable they are, and how to optimize listings for maximum conversions.

Having helped on over 20,000 product launches on Amazon, Casey knows how to drive sales as quickly as possible.

If you’re a business making six figures a month, you will also learn how to take the next step to seven figures in this episode. Casey is still in his 20s and has a team of 30 people at Viral Launch. Here he shares what he learned when growing his business to the next level, and the tips for how you can do the same.

Key takeaways:

  • Is there still room for new businesses to make a profit on Amazon?
  • How physical product owners can make the pivot from six to seven figures a month
  • Going after overlooked niches for success on Amazon

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Take a look at Viral Launch and check out their new Market Intelligence tool to help you make the best decisions with your next Amazon market.

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The key to financial freedom is predictable cash flow, not a pile of cash sitting in the bank. How do you create an investment strategy so that you can get to a stage where you don’t have to work anymore?

In this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, we are joined by the cash flow savage Mauricio Rauld. Filmed at one of our Backroom events in Costa Rica, we talk about what entrepreneurs can do to get cash flow to ultimately feel satisfied.

If you have a million dollars in the bank, see it as how much money you can make in a year from cash flow investments. When your cash flow is predictable, you get comfortable enough to take strategic risks to continue to grow your income.

Mauricio calls himself asset agnostic. He’s into alternative assets, like mobile park home investment. You’ll never see him putting his money into Wall Street, and yet his income rivals those who do.

Be prepared to take advantage of opportunities by being aware of and paying attention to what’s going on in the market. Four Peaks Capital Partners, Mauricio’s company, have got this refined which is why they are able to give their investor partners double-digit percentage returns every month.

Key takeaways:

  • Asset investment for more cash flow and lower taxes
  • Partnering with other businesses for a passive income
  • Planning for investing when a down cycle hits

Connect with Mauricio

Check out Four Peaks Capital Partners to take the first step toward generating a huge passive income: https://www.fourpeakspartners.com/

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm EST

Want to safely keep money liquid, accessible whenever an investment opportunity arises, while earning tax-free interest with no risk of losing the money?

In this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Sam Prentice of Wealthpoint shares the mindblowing financial possibilities of using his capital warehouse strategy. This allows entrepreneurs to ‘participate in the upside without having risk in the downside’.

By using a life insurance policy which pays a rate of return based on market performance, you keep money in your pocket.

Sam shares how strategy allowed one of his clients to create an additional $8 million to his balance sheet, and how simple it is for you to do it too.

Instead of having money sitting in a bank, move it to your capital warehouse. Earn tax-free interest on it, and wait for the right opportunity in the market cycle or in your business to deploy that capital.

Key takeaways:

  • How long-term debt can create huge ROI
  • Keeping money liquid to avoid investment opportunity costs
  • Turning an $800k loan into $8m of cash flow

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Head over to GoWealthpoint.com to start making tax-free interest on your money.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:36am EST

Ryan Daniel Moran has been called an Amazon Expert and is well-known for his ability to maximize profits by creating raving fans, not just customers. Ryan believes that entrepreneurs and business owners are best positions to go out and make the change they want to see. He believes that entrepreneurs can execute faster and more effectively than many major brands. In this episode, Ryan shares his “12 Months to 1 Million” strategy, the two functions every business should have, and great customer management techniques.

How To Create Raving Fans

Ryan clarifies that just selling a product should not be the end goal for businesses who want to create a strong brand loyalty, or what he calls “raving fans.” His emphasis is that business owners have to shift their mindset from managing products to managing customers. If done correctly, he says, internet entrepreneurs can build a business with repeat customers, as well as rank new products much faster.

The Two Functions of a Business

The function of a business is not to sell products, says Ryan. According to Peter Drucker, getting customers and keeping customers are the two things businesses need to focus on. Listen to this episode to hear how Ryan offers tested strategies that accomplish those two goals. In this episode, He talks about the importance of creating a backend process by which to capture customer information, and how external links back to your Amazon products can increase your ranking in a very short amount of time. He also gives several suggestions on how to better engage customers.

How “Punting” your payday may be the most valuable thing you can do

In this episode, Ryan talks about the instinct to see product sales as the win, and how the desire to “cash a paycheck” may be hurting some internet entrepreneurs. He offers instead the idea of “Punting your paycheck” to help your business grow. This means shifting profits and focus on what happens to the customer after they have received your product. From Buyer’s clubs, Opt-ins, private Facebook groups and Amazon channels that target your specific audience, Ryan’s insight in this area is a must for anyone selling online.

Creating a Launch-Like Experience

In this episode, Ryan explains that rankings and product placements online can dramatically shift for the better if a few simple actions are followed. From generating hundreds of product reviews in a short amount of time to increasing sales, Ryan says creating a launch-like experience allows new or seemingly unknown products to surge ahead of the competition, even when those products are offered by big brands. In this episode, he walks through the process in just a few easy steps, so be sure you listen.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [2:00] Ryan Talks About the power of Entrepreneurship
  • [4:30] Ryan Talks about Why He Became an Entrepreneur
  • [5:20] Ryan Gives Insight on “Early” Marketing models, such as channels and tradition launches and their relevance today.
  • [8:00] Ryan talks about how to create raving fans that are loyal to your brand
  • [11:45] Ryan introduces his “12 Months to 1 Million” Strategy
  • [13:10] The importance of knowing who your audience is and what products can best serve their needs
  • [17:00] Ryan talks about how Amazon is revolutionizing how traditional retail products are being sold, plus a product trend that business owners should be aware of
  • [18:30] Ryan talks about Peter Drucker’s two functions of business - getting customers & keeping customers
  • [19:30: Ryan talks about how to manage customers well, not just products
  • [20:30] How traffic sources can improve your Amazon ranking
  • [24:30] The importance of a backend process and how this adds value to your business
  • [26:30] Strategies to create customer engagement
  • [28:00] How “punting” your payday may help you in the long run (Direct Response)
  • [33:30] Leveraging channels to get more content in front of people
  • [36:00] Creating a launch-like experience in 4 parts
  • [37:30] 4 ways to successfully promote your products
  • [46:00] Recapping the process & conclusion

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 Casey Gauss, the smartest person that no one talks about, is a genius when it comes to creating success as an Amazon seller.

His company Viral Launch has more data than anyone else in the same space, and are able to track Amazon trends and profitable niche markets effectively for their users.

The main demographic who are struggling to boost their Amazon sales are the ones who had success early on. They think the same tactics will carry them forward without needing to reevaluate their product range and process.

Casey tells us how the competition is heating up and how tactics are changing every day. So if you’re not willing to be a student of what’s working on Amazon right now, then your success is going to take a hit.

Market Intelligence is the data tool every Amazon seller needs to be able to identify what untapped niches there are. There’s still so much opportunity for huge success on Amazon, but you have to know where to look and you need the data to back it up. Market Intelligence does that for you, letting you focus your time on selling great products while they stay ahead of the curve for you.

Key takeaways:

  • How Amazon sellers can grow and continue their success
  • The biggest make or break decision when selling on Amazon
  • Using Market Intelligence to find your next profitable product

Connect with Casey Gauss

Take a look at Viral Launch and check out their new Market Intelligence tool to help you make the best decisions with your next Amazon market.

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If you’re making sales on Amazon but are struggling to convert through your own channels, you probably haven’t built a brand.

During the recent Content & Commerce Summit in Los Angeles, Ryan caught up with the incredible expert marketer Ezra Firestone to discuss strategies for positioning your company as a business that takes orders from Amazon — not an “Amazon business."

Ezra Firestone is an expert when it comes to building a brand and community. He’s the CEO of Smart Marketer, Inc. and founder of Zipify Apps, a company building solutions for Shopify stores. Plus, he is speaking at The Capitalism Conference in Austin, Texas this December.

Ezra teaches business owners the trick to turning cold advertising into profit. It starts with focusing on building your brand (not just your Amazon store) and being willing to test strategies for engaging your audience.

In previous episodes with Ezra, we’ve discussed ways eCommerce entrepreneurs can leverage Facebook Messenger to add more customers to your business.

This time with Ezra, Ryan zeroed in on his belief that if you’re making sales on Amazon but struggling to convert through your own channels, you haven’t built a brand.

On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Ezra talks to us about the solid strategies for building a brand beyond Amazon, strategies for turning social media views into conversions, and creating a long-term view of your model using a direct response funnel.

Plus, Ezra shares an exciting new solution by Zipify Apps called Zipify Pages, which allows Shopify users to create landing pages quickly. Zipify Pages gives entrepreneurs the ability to write long-form sales pages which they can test and optimize to turn visitors into converters more effectively.

Key takeaways:

  • Building a brand which is bigger than its Amazon sales
  • The strategy for turning social media views into conversions
  • Using Zipify to create a long view of your model with a direct response funnel

Connect with Ezra

Check out Smart Marketer for loads of great content on how to build your eCommerce site with an effective marketing strategy.

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Building any kind of empire is hard work, but it also has to be smart work. This episode is a recorded conversation between Ryan and one of his mentors, Geoff Woods. As Ryan has been building his own empire he has come to a place where various kinds of frustration have set in. He knows he needs to be doing something different but isn't sure what it is. So he asked Jeff to speak to the issues and give him insight into what he needs to do next. As you will hear in this conversation, Ryan got some of the best advice he could get. You won't want to miss this one. Seriously.

We think we’re being clear about our goals, but are actually only broadly stating them.

One of the most important things that became clear for Ryan in this conversation with Geoff Woods was that his goals have not been specific enough. He can state them in broad terms but when it comes to drilling down into the details of what will make each of the goals a reality, Ryan was a bit fuzzy. This conversation Jeff pushes him to clearly define the needed steps toward his goals so that he can take the precise action required to bring them about. Geoff's insight is so clarifying you will get incredible value from what he shares.

Can you step away from your business for 6 weeks and see the value go up?

Anyone who considers themselves to be a business owner needs to ask this question, “Can I step away from my business for 6 weeks and the value of it still go up?” If you can't honestly answer that question with an emphatic “Yes!” then you can't rightly call yourself a business owner. In some way, the business still owns you. Of course, we all have to get to that point over time, but the question helps to clarify where we are in the process. Geoff Woods shares some of the additional questions Ryan needs to ask himself about the action required to move him to that point in his business endeavors on this episode. You could hear the entire conversation on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

The owner’s job is to be the recruiter and coach who equips others to fuel business growth.

Every business requires the ground level work to establish a valuable product or service that can then be offered for sale. But the point comes when the owner of the business has to step out of those ground-level roles in order to scale things to a greater degree. That's when multiplication begins. It's when the business really starts to have an impact. Geoff Wood says the owner's job is to be the recruiter and coach of the business who recruits the right people for the right roles and then equips them to build out the systems that will fuel growth long-term. Don't miss Geoff's advice, given to Ryan in a one-on-one conversation.

As you build your empire you need to hire empire builders.

Part of building a business empire is knowing that you can't do it on your own. When your business reaches a high enough level, the people you bring alongside to help you build the empire have to be of the same mindset and empire building nature that you are. In other words, you need to hire empire builders who can do so inside your organization. You want people who have the attitude that they are going to conquer the role they've been given, regardless of the obstacles. In this conversation, Geoff Woods describes what those people look like and some of the ways you can find them, so be sure you listen.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:22] Ryan’s explanation of why he’s eating humble pie on this episode.
  • [3:14] Learning what to focus on: applying the one thing.
  • [8:12] The critical problems keeping Ryan from fulfilling his vision at this point.
  • [12:44] The dream team Ryan would assemble if he were starting all over.
  • [17:35] The number one role Ryan needs to fill in his company.
  • [25:58] 3 things high level hires need to do in order to keep their jobs.
  • [27:22] How to apply these principles with a business already established.
  • [36:02] Why Geoff helps people ask questions they should be asking themselves.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Refine and build a very clear, compelling vision for where you are headed. You won’t go anywhere intentional or worthwhile without it.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Continually be discerning what “one thing” you need to do in order to get you the most traction toward your overall goal. That’s what makes for multiplying gains in any endeavor.

Connect With Today’s guest: Geoff Woods

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As a business grows it’s tempting to take the route of raising capital - and in some instances, it’s entirely appropriate. But how do you know if you should take on equity partner? That’s a huge step and it can be a risky thing to give away some of your company. In this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Ryan answers a listener question about when it’s right to take on an equity partner. Ryan’s insight into the things that make a business grow are very helpful when it comes to assessing the timing on this sort of thing, so if you’ll take the time to listen you might come away with a different perspective than you had before listening. And you’ll be better off for it.

Equity partners are not only about getting more funds.

When you hear the term “equity partner” you probably think one of two things: #1 - You’re giving away part of your company (true). #2 - You’re doing it to get more money (half-true). The purpose of any kind of equity move, including the addition of an equity partner, is not just about the cash that will be infused into your business. It’s also about the things you can do with that cash and how they will amplify your ability to scale and grow your company. But there are even more benefits to bringing on equity partners, including what they bring to the table in terms of experience and counsel. Ryan’s got a boatload of advice to dump on you regarding equity partners, so be sure you listen to this episode.

Taxes are really about whether you should make your own choices or others should make them for you.

As Ryan was recording this episode he was in the process of writing a HUGE check for his quarterly taxes and he used the opportunity to make a point about taxes, government programs, and why it’s always better for those who are successfully generating money to keep it instead of giving it to the government. Ryan makes his case on this episode - and it’s sure to give you food for thought. So stick those earbuds in and hit “play” on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

How do you deal with haters most effectively? You don’t if you’re smart.

Ryan receives questions quite often about how to deal with haters - those people who feel it’s their duty to let you know how badly you’re doing, how wrong your cause is, or how disappointing your products are. In this episode, he gives a response borrowed from one of his friends and mentors, Jesse Elder. How does Ryan deal with haters? He doesn’t. If you’re curious what that means you can hear the full-blown response and the reasoning behind it, on this episode.

Entrepreneurs are commissioned to fix the problems government creates or can’t solve.

That’s a loose version of a belief Ryan expresses quite often, and he believes it with all his heart. Capitalism is the economic system that enables any person (even you) to create products or services that bring benefit to the world and be paid handsomely for doing so. Then you have the ability to employ people, support causes you believe in, and address issues around you that you feel a compulsion to address. It’s from this perspective that capitalism drives innovation and change in our culture and Ryan’s on a mission to encourage and enable capitalism. You can hear his rant about the benefits of capitalism on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:16] How you can find the Freedom Fastlane TV episodes.
  • [1:11] Why money in people’s pockets is always a better investment than giving money to the government.
  • [6:28] When are equity partners a good idea?
  • [10:19] What’s the best way to deal with haters and trolls?
  • [13:09] A case study from a FFL tribe member’s business - and Ryan’s advice to go to the next level.
  • [20:02] Why capitalism drives innovation and change.

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A-Players are those people who do everything a notch or two above everyone else. And while that may not sound like such a big deal it makes a world of difference when it comes to productivity, morale, and team dynamics. Get more than one A-player on your team and the results become exponential. Russell Brunson says if was starting all over, building a business from scratch, the first thing he’d do is refine his mission and product idea, then he’d go find A-players to help him make it happen. He goes into an amazing amount of detail on what he’d do in this episode, so be sure you listen.

Finding A-players for your team is the key to amazing success.

One of the things you’ll notice about Russell Brunson is that his success seems exponential. And it is for a very simple reason: He finds and hires the very best people to be part of his team. They are the A-players, the ones who are self-motivated, incredibly good at what they do, and who buy the vision of his companies and get behind it full force. Russell says any company that is struggling is probably not building a team to begin with, and those who have are probably not finding the best players for the team. Russell knows what he’s talking about from mistakes he’s made along this line in the past. Find out how he remedied his problem and found A-players, on this episode.

An A-player is worth 30 times more than a B-player. Find them.

It’s easy to find people to do the work you need done in your company. But it’s extremely difficult to find the RIGHT people, with the RIGHT skills and attitude and drive, to do the RIGHT jobs that will move you forward. Russell Brunson says it’s absolutely vital for massive success to find the A-players who will move your company forward. They free you up to do what you do best and amplifies everything your company does. Find out how he goes about doing that on this episode.

It’s fairly consistent what it takes to get to $1M in revenue.

When Ryan described the typical FFL listener - a physical products brand owner who’s approaching or has reached $1M in sales - he asked what advice Russell would give those people about how to reach their next level of success. Russell said it’s not difficult. The same things that enable one company to go from $1M to $10M are the things other companies have to do as well. It has to do with delegation to the right team members, systems and processes, and getting out of your own way as an entrepreneur. You can hear all of Russell’s advice for owners of physical products brands in this conversation.

Will you coast to the end of the year or will you double-down and make more happen than ever?

When your business is doing well you can get complacent, feeling you can afford to sit back and watch your profits come in. But you may find that it’s not very fulfilling to do that. You’re an entrepreneur, you’ve got to be creating, growing, and building something of value. What would it mean for your business if you decided to double-down on your effort until the end of the year? What if you invested in yourself and your company by getting the help and insight you need to make greater success happen? The Capitalism Conference is coming up and it’s an event that will undoubtedly be the biggest thing to happen to your business - ever. Find out more on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:22] Hanging out with Russell Brunson and how he’s made a name in sales funnels.
  • [6:53] Russell’s suggestions for physical products brands to infuse personality into their brand.
  • [9:11] Is it possible to build an audience after products are already being sold.
  • [10:36] Funnels for people who are selling physical products.
  • [14:33] Russell’s observations about what makes people stand out.
  • [20:03] How Russell is able to run so many things and get so much done.
  • [24:34] The best way Russell has found to deal with the frustrations of growth.
  • [26:46] What serves as motivation for Russell these days.
  • [29:17] Advice to get from $1M to the next level.
  • [32:00] How Russell has changed Ryan’s life: Ryan’s personal story.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Find your face, mission, and message to firmly establish your brand.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Infuse personality into your brand, even if it’s a physical products brand. People buy more from people than they do from brands.

Connect With Today’s guest: Russell Brunson

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James Altucher had generational wealth created. But then he lost every dollar, his home, and could barely afford to buy diapers.

This happened not just once, but several times.

At a turning point, James realized he had to look at why this was happening and fix the cause.

And in studying his behavioral patterns, he realized that there were very important, but basic things in his life that he had to keep track of.

In this episode of the Freedom Fast Lane podcast, James shares how to achieve real freedom following four guiding principles for a healthy lifestyle, as well as the investment strategies he would have told his 20-year-old self to follow.

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and YouTube. And be sure to check out Capitalism.com for more great shows.

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There is a lot of talk these days about the economy - specifically, the talking heads are saying that we are in an economic bubble that is about to burst. The problem is that most people who are talking about it have something to sell. They're hawking their “solution” to the problem. So what’s the real story? Can you even know? On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane Ryan is going to tell you why it doesn’t matter if we’re in an economic bubble or not - and what you should do either way, so be sure you listen.

Where is the greatest opportunity, no matter what the economy is doing?

Whenever there is a lot of speculation going on regarding the economy you need to be careful. Nobody knows the future so it’s dangerous to take anyone’s advice as gospel. But one thing you can be certain of is this: in every economic climate there are opportunities that can be found and you need to be looking for them. THAT is where you’ll get the best return on your investment and where you’ll find yourself able to leverage profits to build even more revenue. Where are those opportunities right now? Ryan tells you what he thinks, on this episode of FFL.

Why “Are we in a bubble?” is the wrong question.

It really doesn’t matter if we are in an economic bubble or not. Don’t misunderstand, you need to know what areas of the economy provide opportunities, but you don’t need to worry about a crash. Instead, you need to figure out where those opportunities are and get busy making the most of them. Right now, that seems to be in the realm of business. Find out why Ryan is not making many stock investments or real estate investments right now and is instead, doubling-down on his own businesses.

Why you should double-down on your business, or build one if you don’t have one.

There are areas of the economy that have historically been very profitable - real estate, for example. But in times where the market is incredibly high and the professionals in that niche are working hard to maximize returns, it doesn’t make much sense for you to step into the market with an expectation that you can find great opportunities. Instead, you’ll be better off working toward something you have a much greater degree of control over, your own business. On this episode Ryan tells why building your own business is the smartest move and what you can do to maximie your profits once you get it rolling.

Higher margin products could be the next step for business profitability.

Toward the end of this episode, Ryan fields a question from one of his students about how they can build on the current success of their company. At $200,000 in sales per month this company needs something significant to focus on and Ryan gives them just that. His advice is that they find a product with a higher profit margin. That will enable them to build a broader customer base, make buyers into customers, and gain additional income they can roll into marketing in order to create greater exposure and bring in new leads. It’s one example of the kind of expertise Ryan gives his students regularly so listen to find out how you can get in on the FFL Bootcamp and learn how to build your own business.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:16] What you can expect on this episode.
  • [1:13] Are we in an economic bubble?
  • [4:32] The number one investment you should be making now.
  • [5:00] The first place to go to sell an ecommerce business.
  • [6:57] The best way to generate traffic to a new business.
  • [9:46] The next step for an existing business: a coaching tip.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Get your mind straight about financial gains: you don’t need to worry about whether the economy is going to tank. You need to assess where the greatest opportunities are and get busy there. For most people, that’s going to be in building a business.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Create product options that have higher margins. It will enable you to build your customer base, make buyers into customers, and gain income you can then roll into marketing.

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Everybody wants to invest in things that yield a profit - and everyone wants guaranteed returns. The first desire is important: it motivates you to do research and invest wisely. The second desire is a pipe dream: you can never guarantee a return because you can’t predict what will happen with all the variables involved. So pursuing good investments is a good idea - and creating an investment strategy based on what you learn in your research pays dividends in and of itself. On this episode, Ryan shares what he’s doing now that he has an influx of cash from the sale of one of his businesses and what he’s determined are his best bets for investments. In essence, he’s sharing his own investing strategy, so don’t miss this episode.

Entrepreneurs are good at making cash, they are bad at keeping and growing it.

One of the things Ryan has noticed in his years as an entrepreneur is that those who have been successful at making a lot of money AS entrepreneurs are typically not as good at keeping that cash and making it work for them. He believes that part of the benefit successful entrepreneurs can create in the world is the growth of wealth which then serves to create more jobs and fuel the economy. On this episode, Ryan gives you a peek into his own investment strategy - with details about the things he’s investing in right now for passive income and growth of his personal capital. He not only shares what he’s doing, he also tells you why.

In some cases, the only thing you should be investing in is your own business.

Investments sound exciting and the prospect of putting your money someplace that it can grow without much effort is very appealing. But if you are still working a 9 to 5 job and running a side hustle or part time business on the side, Ryan says that you’ll receive a far greater return if you put that cash into the growth of your business. When you do that you’re creating a machine that can generate more income over the long haul and it’s more likely to succeed because you’re greasing the gears with financial lubricant, so to speak. Find out why Ryan believes that’s the best approach to investing for many new entrepreneurs, on this episode.

Attention and audience are currency, they are assets that can be turned into cash flow.

One of the things Ryan has said on previous episodes of the podcast is that he’s leery of investing his money when markets are high. It’s like trying to catch the very last bit of a good thing, and it’s risky. In times where investment returns are not as certain he’d rather invest his money in things that will position him well for the future. One of those things is advertising. He’s putting some of his funds into promotions and getting more people onto his mailing list. In his mind, doing that is setting him up to make use of that list of followers to sell his own products should the market turn down. You can hear more from Ryan about how he’s investing his money, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Here’s why investing in companies that are experiencing hard times is a good move.

There have been a lot of interesting news items lately about companies that are having an image problem, and sometimes it’s more than just their image. The recent United Airlines fiasco about how they dragged a man off one of their planes is an example. Ryan says that when those kinds of things happen to a well-established company, their stock tends to go down. But in his mind, if the company is a stable company otherwise and is well run overall, he’ll actually buy stock when things like that happen. His assumption is that the company will rebound and stock prices will rise again as a result - and he has a win. You can get a bit further into Ryan’s “investing brain” on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:24] Investing: It’s problematic when the markets are at all-time highs.
  • [3:26] The power of “normalizing” a windfall of cash.
  • [5:00] Why Ryan is not going to buy cryptocurrency.
  • [6:01] The strategy Ryan is following: Cash flow first - long term wealth second.
  • [7:46] 3 goals Ryan looks for in investments.
  • [8:33] How you can know if the only thing you should invest in is your own business.
  • [10:20] Cash flow funds and syndications: one of the places Ryan is considering.
  • [13:55] It’s always a good idea to buy the stocks of good companies at good prices.
  • [18:20] It’s good to buy companies that you can impact (Oprah does this).

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

These days when you hear about a company selling for billions of dollars it's easy to fall prey to the myth that every internet-based company has that possibility. But that's not the truth. Most product-based companies or e-commerce companies only sell for two to three times their annual revenue. But there are things you can do to tweak your company structure and brand so that you can get more for your company when and if you're ready to sell it. On this episode, Ryan discusses 3 small tweaks that any business owner can make to his business to get a higher evaluation for their company.

Shame on you for failing to pivot and remaining stuck in a business you’re unhappy with ~ Gary V.

At the Freedom Fast Lane event in 2015, Gary Vaynerchuk famously said, it is a shame for anyone to fail to pivot their business at the right time and remain stuck in it to their own unhappiness. What he saying is that those of us who are building a business need to resist the temptation to hang on to what is safe instead of making changes that will make our business more profitable and therefore more attractive to a potential buyer. If you think you might sell your business some day in the future you want to make sure you're building in things that will get you the highest price possible on that day. Find out some simple things you can do that will make a huge difference, on this episode.

Get a higher evaluation for your company by controlling your audience.

Many of the listeners of Freedom Fast Lane sell products on Amazon. It's a great marketplace for anyone to start their own business and has proven to be a very successful sales channel even for well-established brands. But Amazon can only take you so far. The fact that you don't have direct contact with every single one of your customers makes it difficult for a prospective buyer of your business to feel secure about your income figures. That makes them less optimistic about the value of your company. How do you fix that problem? You need to do everything you can to connect with your own audience in a personal way and have the ability to control the communication that goes out to that audience. That little tweak alone will sometimes double the price you're able to get for your company. Discover more tweaks like this on this episode.

A compelling brand story can increase your company’s evaluation when you’re ready to sell.

One of the reasons that extremely successful companies ARE successful is it they are able to tell a story about themselves that draws in people who think or feel the same way. It's called a brand story and it is one of the things you can do to position your company in such a way that should the day come you want to sell it, the value of your company in the buyer's eyes will be greater. This episode includes three simple tweaks that if done right, can make your business more profitable when it comes time to sell. Don't miss this one.

If you want to get more for your company make sure you have clear systems and processes.

Put yourselves in the shoes of a prospective buyer who is looking for a company to purchase. What sort of things would need to be in place in order for you to feel comfortable that after you purchase the company it would continue to thrive along the lines that it has in the past? Thinking about your own business from that perspective can help you put in place systems and procedures that will be very appealing to a prospective buyer someday. Those are the things that enable them to feel comfortable that the company could be run without them and still be very profitable. Ryan shares a number of great tips about getting a higher evaluation for your company when it comes time to sell, on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:24] Squashing some misconceptions when it comes to selling a business.
  • [3:51] Tweak #1: Control your own audience.
  • [7:50] Tweak #2: A compelling brand story.
  • [10:45] Tweak #3: Clear systems and processes.

Resources Mentioned On This Episode

 

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Establishing a premium products brand is no easy task. The higher price point that is characteristic of premium products scares most brand builders away. They’d rather settle for a more affordable product that appeals to a broader audience. They believe that approach will generate more sales. But more sales are not what is most important when it comes to premium products. Product quality and a commitment to excellence are what sets them apart. Ryan’s guest on this episode is Chris Ashenden, founder of Athletic Greens. In this conversation, he shares the journey from small startup to becoming a premium products brand that does things outside the realm of what’s normal, on a number of levels.

Why your product is the best possible marketing tool you have.

When building a premium products brand, a commitment to producing the best product available is vital when it comes to marketing. It's not only about the number of eyeballs that see your advertisements nor is it only about getting big-name influencers to endorse your product. Your product itself sets a standard that is hard for the competition to reach, much less exceed. That in itself sets you up for higher pricing and a more loyal following in the end. Ryan digs deep into the journey of Athletic Greens with the company’s founder, Chris Ashenden, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Nutritional product sales using a subscription model: Unheard of but incredibly successful.

Recurring monthly income is a gold mine when it comes to e-commerce. But it's not the typical way a product based business is able to operate. But the team at Athletic Greens has learned how to make it happen for their premium product green supplements. If you're at all curious how they were able to set up a subscription-based model that retains customers over the long term then you will want to hear this conversation between Ryan and the company's founder, Chris Ashenden. Chris thinks way outside the box and what he shares will challenge you to rethink what you know or think you know about product-based businesses.

If what you’re doing doesn’t match your brand mission you need to stop it.

As Chris and his team built the Athletic Greens brand they did all kinds of things to both learn who they were as a company and to figure out the best ways to market and sell their products. That is normal for most businesses but the unique thing about what happened in their journey is that though many of the things they tried were very profitable, they gave them up when they realized those things didn't match their brand mission. Initially they took a hit financially, but in the long run, those decisions served to move their brand forward like nothing else. Find out why Chris believes that brand consistency matters more than sales volume, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Knowing and targeting your audience gives greater success than broad stroke marketing campaigns.

Every company has to determine how it is going to go about marketing its products. Marketing is the lifeblood of customer acquisition and company profitability. But the common approach to marketing is not always the best. The Athletic Greens team determined that they were better off taking the time to discover the type of person who is most likely to use their products and then target them, and only them. On this episode founder Chris Ashenden describes the benefits they have seen from doing targeted, smaller marketing campaigns.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:22] Ryan’s prediction about how much this episode is going to help you.
  • [3:53] Why athletic greens has become so much more successful than its competition.
  • [6:28] The impact influencers have and the most natural way to get their attention.
  • [7:28] How and why Chris’ team developed a subscription model for their products.
  • [13:26] Carrying the momentum gained by a mention in The Four Hour Body.
  • [17:27] How Athletic Greens approaches marketing and promotions.
  • [21:15] How company growth did not translate into success.
  • [24:00] Sticking to their guns when it comes to premium pricing.
  • [28:58] Why the marketing approach Athletic Greens takes is slow but steady.
  • [33:47] Advertising priorities: audience targeted, smaller campaigns.
  • [38:09] Has being on Amazon changed the overall strategy of the business?
  • [41:03] What it takes to follow up the first amazing, successful product.
  • [43:50] Finding really great people to build one person’s vision.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Make sure you focus on two things: First, understand exactly who you are trying to reach. That’s what will enable you to target your products to the people who will be willing to pay for it. Second, make your product state-of-the-art for whatever it is. Don’t compromise quality for anything.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Secondary products need to be a result of discovering what your existing customer base wants and needs. That enables you to build a quick-selling, market-tested sales process.

Connect With Today’s guest: Chris Ashenden

Resources Mentioned On This Episode

 

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Every business that is successful needs clear ways to scale (get larger). But you can’t do that very well without building systems to support the regular activities that make the business run. On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Ryan chats with three members of the Freedom Fast Lane Tribe who are rocking 6 figure businesses. They have specific questions about the steps they need to take in order to take their businesses to the next level and you guessed it, building systems applies in some cases.

You don’t have to make decisions about the future direction of your business until you are there.

Amanda is an FFL tribe member who has built a $100K revenue business in just 6 months. She’s realized as she has seen the business grow that what she really wants to do is create a service around the niche where she’s selling products, so she’s hopeful she can leverage the product sales toward that end. Ryan asked a few penetrating questions about that and challenged Amanda to stick with the business side of things until she’s able to quit her full-time job. She can make the decisions about the future direction when that happens. You’ll enjoy hearing these case studies featuring real Freedom Fast Lane Tribe members, on this episode.

Is it possible to rebuild a set of reviews when Amazon changes kill yours?

One of the Freedom Fast Lane Tribe members featured on this episode was using review groups to fuel his product reviews on Amazon - then Amazon changed the rules, disallowing reviews from those groups. He went from over 300 reviews to just over 30 and his product rating has dropped as well. He’s curious what he needs to do to recover from the drop and whether or not it’s even possible. Ryan tells him a few things he can do to get things rolling again and also provides some insight into what he can do to scale the business even more, on this episode.

The good people aren’t looking for a job, so you have to sell your position on culture and fit.

When it comes to building systems and scaling his businesses, Ryan hates doing it. By his own admission, he’s not good at it and doesn’t like it. Nevertheless, as the business gets larger systems are what hold everything together and make things efficient (and cost-effective). What does he do? He hires people - project managers - to build the systems and teams that will run things for him. But he says that he’s never had success posting want ads and taking applicants. He’s found the best success pursuing people who aren’t really looking for jobs. On this episode he tells you how you can do it, so be sure you listen.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:41] Looking at Tribe member businesses to learn what we can about systems and scaling.
  • [1:34] Case study 1: Amanda’s business and the products she’s selling on Amazon - $100K in revenue in 6 months.
  • [5:29] Case study 2: The experience of losing a solid set of product reviews through Amazon changes.
  • [10:28] Case study 3: Where do you find good people to help you with building systems.

Resources Mentioned On This Episode

 

Connect With Freedom Fast Lane

Website: www.FreedomFastLane.com On Youtube On Facebook On Twitter On Google Plus On LinkedIn On Instagram

Subscribe to Freedom Fast Lane

P.S. Tickets for this year’s Capitalism Conference (Formerly Freedom Fast Lane LIVE) are now on sale. Go get your tickets here!

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If you’ve been listening to Freedom Fast Lane for any length of time you’ve heard Ryan talk about the multiple businesses he’s a part of, as well as his personal investments and causes he’s contributing to. Sometimes it sounds like so much it boggles the mind. How does he do it all? On this episode, he’s going to tell you exactly how it’s all structured and how everything gets done. A hint: He doesn’t do it all himself. Find out the details on this episode.

Capitalism and the freedom it creates are what Ryan believes will solve the world’s problems.

One of the reasons Ryan purchased the domain for Capitalism.com is that he believes that capitalism is the main way people are able to create the freedom they need in order to live happy lives and solve problems the world is experiencing. He wants to use the Capitalism website to champion that cause. A recent trip to Eastern Europe proved to him that those who are not as blessed as those of us in the United States understand the power of capitalism. The young entrepreneurs he met there were an inspiration to him and fueled his fire to get a capitalism movement going to an even greater degree. You can hear him tell the story of meeting these inspiring people on his episode.

What Ryan is doing with the success that’s come from his multiple businesses.

Financial success that comes through a profitable business is not something that simply fuels a selfish lifestyle. Or at least, it doesn't have to be. On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, you'll hear how Ryan's success has set him up to promote and champion causes that he believes can change the world. It's all happening because of the success he has experienced through his physical products businesses. You won't want to miss this, it could be the motivation you've been looking for.

Don’t shy away from talking about your brand openly and boldly.

In the physical products and Amazon private label space it is common for entrepreneurs to be guarded about the actual products and brands they are building. The fear is that someone may steal their idea or become a competitor that they don't want. Yes, someone may take a page from your book if you share about your business openly but the benefits you receive from being loud and proud about your brand will far outweigh the risks. Find out how Ryan has seen the impact on his business and those of tribe members, on this episode.

If you haven’t started a physical products brand yet, it’s time for you to get started. Here’s how.

Are you ready to start your own physical products brand? Sure, there are difficulties along the way but you don't have to do it all on your own. You can learn from experienced brand builders and private label sellers who have developed systems and processes to get you up and running in 90 days or less. You can do it by getting into the Freedom Fast Lane Brand Builder’s Bootcamp - a 90-day incubator to help you launch a profitable brand. Find out how on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:24] Ryan’s introduction to this episode about running multiple businesses.
  • [1:29] June 5, 2013 - the first sale on Amazon.
  • [2:56] Why capitalism and the freedom it gives will solve the world’s problems.
  • [4:39] The way the businesses are structured currently.
  • [8:42] The vision for Capitalism.com and how Ryan will know he has reached it.
  • [11:46] The beauty of the overall strategy and how it helps you.
  • [14:38] Why Ryan isn’t shy to talk about the details of the businesses he runs.
  • [22:00] How you can get into the next brand builder bootcamp.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: If you have yet to start your own physical products business it’s time to get going. You can get into the Freedom Fast Lane Brand Builder’s Bootcamp - a 90 day incubator to help you launch a profitable brand. Find out how on this episode.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Don’t shy away from talking about your brand. Yes, someone may take a page from your book if you do but the benefits you receive from being loud and proud about your brand is going to far outweigh the risks. Find out how Ryan has seen the impact on his business and those of tribe members, on this episode.

Resources Mentioned On This Episode

Connect With Freedom Fast Lane

Website: www.FreedomFastLane.com On Youtube On Facebook On Twitter On Google Plus On LinkedIn On Instagram

Subscribe to Freedom Fast Lane

Subscribe to the Freedom Fast Lane Podcast with Ryan Daniel Moran


P.S. Tickets for this year’s Capitalism Conference (Formerly Freedom Fast Lane LIVE) are now on sale. Go get your tickets here!

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In reflecting on the recent deaths of some high profile entertainers, Ryan has become mindful of the reality that what’s going on behind the scenes in any person’s life is not always what we assume is happening. In this episode, Ryan expresses his concern for you - that you learn how to handle the mental noise and wrong thinking that can cause you to live an unsatisfying life. He’s got a handful of thoughts and practical tools for you to use - so that your success doesn’t become a bane to your life, on this episode.

We assume there will be more fulfillment after a certain level of success is attained.

All of us have a certain degree of mental noise - and by “noise” we mean that all of us have lies or half-truths that bang around in our heads. Assumptions about things, people, other events push us to a place of comparison that is hardly ever helpful. It’s important to learn how to silence the mental noise, or at least how to turn down the volume so that you can live according to who you really are and what is true of you. Find out how Ryan looks at this issue by listening to this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

It’s important for high achievers to pause and catch the mental noise that’s going on.

If you are a person who is a high achiever you are in danger of being damaged by your own mental noise. Your tendency to look at the successes of others and make assumptions about their level of fulfillment can kill you - literally. As Ryan contemplates the news of some recent suicides he’s come to the conclusion that much of the problem when it comes to fulfillment is that we depend too much on resources outside of ourselves. Ryan explains it well so be sure you listen.

We tend to notice the gaps in our lives and fail to notice the progress.

One of Ryan’s mentors - Dan Sullivan - often points out that we as human beings tend to notice the things in our own lives that we believe are lacking. He calls those areas “the gaps.” Rather than minding the gaps, Dan believes we need to learn to look at the progress that characterizes our lives over time. Instead of looking at where we haven’t arrived yet, we need to look at where we have come so far. Ryan has some additional thoughts about his mentor’s insight, on this episode.

Your future has to be bigger than your past. If not, create a more compelling future.

All of us have experienced pain. All of us have scars from the journey of life. But when we allow those scars to define our future, or define us - we have a serious problem on our hands. On this episode, Ryan talks about the tendency we have as human beings to view our past as a monstrous, insurmountable thing. And he points out that if we feel that our past looms larger than our future, then we need to create a more compelling future for ourselves that will enable us to overcome our past. If that’s confusing to you, take the time to listen to this episode. You’ll find that Ryan explains it in a very simple way.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:24] Reflecting on the deaths of singers & the issue of what’s happening behind the scenes.
  • [3:20] Why success doesn’t change the way we feel about ourselves.
  • [5:43] Useful tools from Dan Sullivan.
  • [11:36] Ryan’s blog post about Chester Bennington’s death.
  • [19:38] What Ryan believes about the meaning of life.

Resources Mentioned On This Episode

Connect With Freedom Fast Lane

Website: www.FreedomFastLane.com On Youtube On Facebook On Twitter On Google Plus On LinkedIn On Instagram

Subscribe to Freedom Fast Lane

Subscribe to the Freedom Fast Lane Podcast with Ryan Daniel Moran


P.S. Tickets for this year’s Capitalism Conference (Formerly Freedom Fast Lane LIVE) are now on sale. Go get your tickets here!

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You may have noticed in the past months that Ryan has not published his income reports with the same regularity that he has in the past. What’s up with that? It was intentional - there were business decisions and changes going on behind the scenes that Ryan didn’t feel entirely good about sharing, and he also didn’t feel it would have been ethical to share profit figures from a business that he was beginning to move out of - yes, by now he’s sold one of his primary physical product businesses. Ryan shares the details on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Some of you who sell on Amazon don’t realize what you’re sitting on.

As Ryan has walked through the journey of selling his primary physical products business - Sheer Strength - he’s been able to rub shoulders with individuals who have a greater degree of experience in big business than he has, and he’s learned something important from them: the ability to build a wide and deep company on a base like Amazon has been nothing but an advantage. It makes sense when you take the time to think about it. With the continued growth of Amazon, large companies and investors want a piece of the pie, and companies like Sheer Strength - and like yours - may be the exact thing those people are looking to invest in or purchase. Find out about the opportunities on the horizon for successful Amazon brands, on this episode.

If you’re building a brand on Amazon, don’t neglect “off Amazon” marketing.

As negotiations commenced for the sale of the Sheer Strength brand Ryan noticed that many of the things he and his partner had done to build the business were seen as assets by those interested in purchasing the company. Successful Facebook Advertising campaigns, retail sales, social media presence and popularity - all of those were strong points in the buyer’s consideration because they demonstrated not only what the company had been able to do, but what was already in place to help them move the business to the next level. So if you’re selling on Amazon, don’t forget about those “off Amazon” channels for marketing and sales. It’s not only going to bring in more profit, it may set you up for great opportunities down the road.

Building a media empire to build businesses, swing elections, and launch companies.

In Ryan’s words, one of the things that gets him jizzer-jazzered up these days is that he’s now got the freedom to build a media empire that can do big things in the world. He is able to invest in companies and causes he cares about. He’s able to lean on his influence to impact the outcome of elections and energize social movements. He’s able to make changes in the world directly because of the wealth he’s been able to amass. If you’d like to know more of what Ryan sees ahead for the future of Freedom Fast Lane and Capitalism.com, you need to hear this episode.

Quality businesses from the Tribe deserve to be invested in.

One of the most exciting things for Ryan is the prospect of investing in the businesses of people he’s had a hand mentoring. It’s exciting to think that some of the next big name brands and world-changing companies could have been birthed in the Freedom Fast Lane community. Ryan talks about his enthusiasm at the possibility of supporting Tribe member businesses in the future as he wraps up this episode. You won’t want to miss out on this one.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:22] Ryan’s intro to this episode, recorded from his vacation spot.
  • [1:18] About 6 months ago Ryan sold a portion of one of his physical products businesses.
  • [6:04] Why Ryan and his partner felt it was time to do something different with their business.
  • [12:32] Why you have an opportunity like no other.
  • [15:10] The power and importance of doing “off Amazon” marketing.
  • [19:30] What Ryan is excited about being out of the day to day operations.
  • [23:50] Plans for the profits: Nothing for the first 6 to 12 months.
  • [27:16] The option of investing in Tribe Member businesses.
  • [31:10] Why Ryan stepped out of Capitalism.com and how it’s changing the company.

Resources Mentioned On This Episode

Connect With Freedom Fast Lane

Website: www.FreedomFastLane.com On Youtube On Facebook On Twitter On Google Plus On LinkedIn On Instagram

Subscribe to Freedom Fast Lane

Subscribe to the Freedom Fast Lane Podcast with Ryan Daniel Moran

P.S. Tickets for this year’s Capitalism Conference (Formerly Freedom Fast Lane LIVE) are now on sale. Go get your tickets here!

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It’s trendy and cool to be an entrepreneur these days. More and more ads for some course or "make money online" thing are showing up on Facebook every day. But when it devolves into a competition to see who can outdo who in marketing or building a following, we’ve missed something vital along the way. On this episode, Ryan talks from the heart about the terrible problem that’s happening in the internet marketing space and poses a very simple solution: solve problems and make a difference.

The only way you’ll ever become the high-level entrepreneur you want to be.

If you want that “B” next to your name (Billionaire) or if you want to build a monstrous company, the only way you’re going to do it is by solving real problems that exist in the world. You’ve got to keep that straight. If you don’t, you’ll wind up miserable and unhappy even though you have money in the bank and continue to make sales. Ryan has seen it happen over and over in the entrepreneurial community and he wants to see that trajectory change. You can hear Ryan’s passionate rant about what internet marketing has become and where he thinks it should go instead, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Stay on course from the start and you’ll be better off. And so will we.

Realize from the beginning that your business is not about making the most money or getting the biggest following. You need to keep centered on the reason you’re in business in the first place: to make a difference in the lives of real people for the benefit of the world. Solving problems is the way entrepreneurs make a difference, it’s the way we have the greatest impact in the world. And the fringe benefit is that we get to profit from it - but only because we are helping other people.

Is it really possible to create a million dollar business that changes the world?

At the end of this podcast episode, Ryan talks with a graduate of the Freedom Fast Lane training who tells about the impact his business has had in just 12 months. It’s not something he even dreamed was possible when he started. He tells how following Ryan’s 3 step formula for creating a product-based business has fueled his company’s fast growth and is enabling him to make a difference in the world he’s always wanted to make. Hear this inspiring story on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:29] Ryan’s introduction to the motives behind internet marketing.
  • [2:44] Let’s get past the “outdo the next guy” contest in marketing, can we?
  • [7:03] An example of the difference that can be made by entrepreneurs.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Realize from the beginning that your business is not about making the most money or getting the biggest following. You need to keep centered on the reason you’re going into business in the first place: making a difference in the lives of real people for the benefit of the world.

Resources Mentioned On This Episode

Connect With Freedom Fast Lane

Website: www.FreedomFastLane.com On Youtube On Facebook On Twitter On Google Plus On LinkedIn On Instagram

Subscribe to Freedom Fast Lane

Subscribe to the Freedom Fast Lane Podcast with Ryan Daniel Moran


P.S. Tickets for this year’s Capitalism Conference (Formerly Freedom Fast Lane LIVE) are now on sale. Go get your tickets here!

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This episode of Freedom Fast Lane features prior guest, James Swanwick. James has created a great brand - Swanwick Sleep - and has learned how to use cognitive biases to make his prospects WANT to become customers. On this episode, James explains how to effectively highlight the prospect’s pain, how to describe the benefits of your product instead of its features, how and why to use testimonials, how to use the element of scarcity honestly and effectively, how to demonstrate that your product is affordable and a great deal, how to make it super easy to buy your product, and the Lollapalooza effect. Yes, it’s a strange term, but you can find out what it is on this episode.

It’s important to talk about benefits customers receive from using your products.

Do you know the difference between the features of your products and the benefits? If you don’t, you’re going to waste a lot of time creating product pages that don’t convert prospects to buyers. Benefits describe a buyer is going to get from purchasing your product, the perks of using it. Features describe things like the size, the material it’s made of, the manufacturing process, and more details that most people don’t care about. James Swanwick tells how to describe your products in compelling ways that make people want to buy them, on this episode.

On your product pages, you need to talk to one person, not a group.

When you phrase your product copy as if you are speaking to an individual rather than a group, you will see your conversions go up. James Swanwick has an interesting approach to this technique. Once he writes a page, he’ll go through to see how many times he’s used the word “you” in the copy - then he doubles it. He’s found that the more the reader feels that you are speaking directly to them, they are more apt to buy your products. His increased sales prove that there’s something to his theory, so be sure you listen to find out more of the ways Swanwick Sleep has increased sales using cognitive biases.

Get dramatic increases in product sales by adding video demonstrations.

Swanwick Sleep was doing alright with sales, but they wanted to do everything they could with their individual product pages to increase their opportunities to convert prospects to sales. One of the things they decided to try was the addition of product demonstration videos. Sales conversions went up dramatically. What they discovered was that the longer people stay on your product pages - which videos make happen - the more they become comfortable with your brand and the more likely they are to buy your product. You can learn how James and the team at Swanwick Sleep use this video hack and other cognitive bias techniques to increase sales, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Split testing is a crucial technique you can use to test your product pages to increase sales.

If you are going to increase product sales you’ve got make sure that the elements you are using on your sales pages are the RIGHT elements. That means you have to test everything. It’s the only way you’re going to know what your potential customers respond to well and what they don’t like at all. To get started with testing, begin with price. You never really know if the price you are asking for your product is the right price until you test it. You’ll soon discover that even a slightly lower price might increase sales, which multiplies the bottom line.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:16] Introduction to James Swanwick.
  • [1:54] How the SS team uses a list of cognitive biases to sell more products.
  • [3:41] Why you should talk about benefits, not features.
  • [6:20] Talk about the pain your potential customers are experiencing?
  • [8:05] Use the word “you” to talk to one person rather than a group.
  • [9:00] What are the best ways to use the concept of scarcity?
  • [10:16] Using testimonials and how they impact the human brain.
  • [12:14] Do you know how to use authority bias to sell your products?
  • [16:30] Considering the personality types who may be buying to your product.
  • [17:57] What James discovered when he included product videos (Youtube videos).
  • [22:56] The vital importance of testing to find the most effective options.
  • [24:33] Why price is the first place you should test for better conversions.
  • [27:00] How to use colors for your purchase buttons more actionable.
  • [29:24] What IS the Lollapalooza effect?

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: If you are going to increase product sales you’ve got make sure that the elements you are using on your sales pages are the RIGHT elements. That means you have to test everything. But start with price. You never really know if the price you are asking for your product is the right price until you test it.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Do everything you can to combine the techniques of cognitive bias that James covers on this episode. What you’ll experience is the Lollapalooza effect, when people simply can’t wait to buy your products.

Connect With Today’s guest: James Swanwick

www.JamesSwanwick.com or James(at)JamesSwanwick.com

Swanwick Sleep

The 30-day No Alcohol Program

The James Swanwick Show Podcast

Resources Mentioned On This Episode

Connect With Freedom Fast Lane

Website: www.FreedomFastLane.com On Youtube On Facebook On Twitter On Google Plus On LinkedIn On Instagram

Subscribe to Freedom Fast Lane

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P.S. Tickets for this year’s Capitalism Conference (Formerly Freedom Fast Lane LIVE) are now on sale. Go get your tickets here!

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Among the people who have been part of the Freedom Fast Lane Tribe and Boardroom, there are none who have excelled like the guys on this episode. Kevin and Jeremy have created a company that is coming into its own in the nutritional supplement space and are on their way to $50M in annual sales. The Nested Naturals story is an amazing example of what can happen when you decide to grow things beyond a cash-flow business in order to make a larger, more fulfilling impact in the world. You can hear their story on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

The destination determines what you do to get there, with any company.

One of the things that has enabled Kevin and Jeremy to lead the Nested Naturals team through an amazing amount of change in the last 12 months is a change in mindset they experienced. Both of them have enjoyed the travel lifestyle that many entrepreneurs get to experience by establishing a successful cash flow business, but neither of them was satisfied with that. They felt a need to make a larger impact and decided it was time to begin making decisions that corresponded to the impact they wanted to make. Find out how their $50M decisions change the way they do business, on this episode.

The power of team culture can’t be underestimated when scaling a business.

In this conversation, Ryan asked Kevin and Jeremy about the most significant changes they made to grow their business far beyond the $5M mark and both of them said the team they’ve been able to assemble is key to their success. But Ryan dug deeper, asking what they’ve done to be so successful at hiring - and both of them pointed to their intentionality when it comes to creating a positive, fun, creative team culture. You can hear how they went about it and the results they've experienced in this conversation, so be sure you listen.

Building a true brand is always a slow and steady process.

There was a day when private label sales on Amazon was first showing promise that entrepreneurs were able to build a successful company pretty quickly, but now that the competition and marketplace have become saturated, it’s the little, consistent things that add up to big gains. Kevin and Jeremy from Nested Naturals say that their growth as a company is coming through a deliberate, methodically determined plan they follow. They are chipping away at the mountain day by day and see their goal of being a $50M company looming on the horizon. You’ll be inspired by the type of consistency these guys have applied, so be sure you listen to find out how they do it.

Many vital aspects of a brand are difficult to build selling only on Amazon.

Amazon is a great way to get your product or company rolling. The buying audience that is the primary benefit of the platform can’t be beat. But once you’re there you find that some of the more important aspects of actually becoming a trusted brand are difficult to achieve, simply because you don’t have direct access to your customers. That’s why Kevin and Jeremy, founders of Nested Naturals have been using social media to provide valuable educational content to their audience. They’re seeing tens of thousands of people watch their videos and many join their mailing list, and the trust for who they are what their company is about is skyrocketing as a result.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:24] Ryan’s introduction of Jeremy and Kevin - previous guests to share their success story.
  • [5:36] The journey from $5M: solidifying the brand, clarifying the “why,” office space.
  • [8:01] Why the NN team decided to scale rather than settle into their success.
  • [11:15] What did these guys do differently from those who don’t succeed?
  • [15:40] Aggressive product launches and team members that have paid off big time.
  • [19:20] What changed in Jeremy and Kevin to enable this type of growth?
  • [21:08] The adjustment required to handle added amounts of stress that come with growth.
  • [25:43] How did the rebranding process impact the company as a whole?
  • [28:15] Results from the social media efforts to stand out as a brand.
  • [32:18] Any specific things that had a larger than expected ROI?
  • [37:14] Why building a true brand is always a slow and steady process.
  • [40:46] Consumer trust is difficult to build solely on Amazon.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: If you want to scale your business in astronomical ways you need to start thinking and acting like that is where you are headed. You think differently about your decisions today if you know that where you’re headed is a much bigger place.

Connect With Today’s repeat guests: Jeremy and Kevin

Nested Naturals

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When Ryan first met Mauricio Rauld it was in the context of purchasing an ownership interest in his favorite baseball team, the Cleveland Indians. In the end, the Indians did not get purchased by a syndicate like Ryan was hoping, but Ryan made the connection with Mauricio as a result and his learning curve about alternative assets took off. Mauricio is an amazing individual who is part of a team that helps people raise money to build investments in real estate and other alternative assets. You’ll be amazed at some of the returns his clients are seeing and how they are achieving those returns. You can hear it all on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

What are alternative assets and why are they so attractive these days?

Alternative assets are any kind of investment you can purchase that is not a stock - not related in any way to Wall Street. So buying gold is considered an alternative asset, as is the purchase of real estate. Mauricio Rauld believes that alternative assets are the way to go because they are less likely to be impacted by market downturns and provide a tangible asset that can be used even should a downturn be experienced. On this episode, Mauricio shares how his company is actively investing in mobile home parks and other real estate ventures to provide a great return for their investors. It’s a model more and more people are pursuing, so find out how you can as well by listening.

Why Mauricio Rauld stays as far from Wall Street as possible.

Wall Street, by the very nature of what it is, is tied directly to the ebbs and flows of the economic state of the country. Investing in Wall Street can be very lucrative but can also be very dangerous, especially at a time like we are currently experiencing where a downturn is likely to be on the near horizon. Mauricio Rauld says that he stays as far away from Wall Street as possible simply because he wants to have his money invested in things that won’t be impacted as dramatically by market changes. You can find out how he does that why he thinks it’s the best way to go for the foreseeable future, on this episode.

The REAL story behind passive income.

It’s a very attractive thought to imagine that you can have some kind of “passive” income to fuel your lifestyle. But you need to understand something: that kind of passive income is not a reality. There is always a successful business behind any income that seems to be passive. Think of it as an investment that is funded by the business. The business generates the cash to be invested and the investment does what it is meant to do - generate more cash. Mauricio Rauld explains how investing in alternative assets is one way to realize a source of cash flow that many would consider “passive,” on this episode.

What ahead for this economy (2017)?

As of the middle of the year, 2017 - the United States economy has been on a very long and protracted uphill climb. Statistically, it’s a longer time of growth than we’ve ever seen before. That fact alone leads many to believe that a downturn is coming sooner rather than later. That’s one of the reasons that Mauricio Rauld and his company are investing heavily in mobile home parks. Their belief is that every person, no matter the state of the economy, will need a place to live - and mobile home parks are among the most affordable sources of housing. That makes wise investments in mobile home parks almost recession proof. Find out more about how this kind of investment makes sense in light of a possible downturn, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:24] Ryan’s introduction of his guest, Mauricio Rauld.
  • [6:02] Mauricio’s superpower and why he’s on the show for this episode.
  • [7:55] How Mauricio shined a light on Ryan’s way of thinking and approach to investing.
  • [13:55] What was it that prompted Mauricio to leave his law practice?
  • [15:14] What are “alternative assets?”
  • [16:45] Why mobile home parks are one of the more attractive alternative assets at the moment.
  • [19:43] Why Mauricio is raising money for investors rather than using lenders.
  • [24:00] Mauricio’s take on the current economic outlook (July 2017).
  • [26:41] How Mauricio’s team enables his business to work.
  • [28:34] How the team acquires its properties so effectively.
  • [32:02] How investor agreements are structured in a typical situation.
  • [37:13] How depreciation offsets income for real estate investors.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Adjust your thinking about how “passive income” really happens. There is always some kind of successful business behind what seems to be passive. Think of it like an investment that is funded by the business. When you get that concept you’ll understand why every passive income opportunity requires a lot of work (by someone) on the front end.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Consider adopting Mike Dillard’s philosophy. You don’t need to become an expert in the fields you want to make money from. You just need to find the people who are trustworthy experts in that area and invest in them. You’ll find your returns come more quickly and at a greater rate of return simply because your own learning curve is not the bottleneck to your wealth-building process.

Connect With Today’s guest: Mauricio Rauld

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This episode is aptly named: E-commerce business ideas for driving traffic and converting customers - and the guy who’s telling us what’s working and how to do it on this episode is Ezra Firestone. Ezra is a long-time, experienced e-commerce entrepreneur who has created a massive 7-figure e-commerce business for himself. He knows a thing or two about running a successful e-commerce business. During this conversation with Ryan, the two discuss the full spectrum of what it looks like to build a physical products brand and Ezra shares how he’s using Facebook Messenger, Pinterest, and email to drive traffic to his sales pages. But maybe the most important thing you'll hear is the most succinct and clear way to run an EFFECTIVE e-commerce sales funnel you can imagine. You will be sorry if you don’t listen to this conversation.

Making people do something before you give them a discount is a hot e-commerce idea.

One of the little gems Ezra Firestone shared during this conversation had to do with the sequence he’s using on Facebook Messenger that is building his list on the FB platform rapidly and successfully. He finds that asking prospective customers to make “micro-commitments” increases their commitment to follow through with a purchase. Ezra shares what he asks his prospective customers to do, why he thinks it works, and exactly how he sets it up in his Messenger sequence, on this episode.

90% open rates - if you use Facebook Messenger for your e-commerce sales funnel.

Ezra Firestone says he used to think of his customer list only in terms of email. But he’s come to see that the people he is able to reach use all kinds of channels to communicate, interact with others, and make purchases. From Pinterest to Facebook Messenger, the e-commerce business ideas Ezra has either tried or is experimenting with are amazing - and on this episode, he shares what he’s done in those areas and the results he’s seeing. It’s nothing but good stuff - so make sure you listen.

Longer form content is actually on the rise in the e-commerce world.

In the past few years, there have been many people advising bloggers, podcasters, sellers, etc. to abandon long-form content. But Ezra Firestone says he’s seeing a rise in both the popularity and effectiveness of long-form content as it relates to his e-commerce business. On this episode, you’ll hear why he thinks this trend is happening and how he advises you take advantage of it to get more customers and sell more products. He doesn’t hold back, so be sure you listen.

An e-commerce business idea that will increase your sales immediately.

On this episode, Ezra Firestone succinctly and clearly shares an e-commerce sales funnel that works. Are you ready for it? Create a problem-solution style video that leads to a product offer page, direct from visibility source to product offer page with retargeting to people who watched “XYX” percentage of the video, and retargeting of people who visited the product offer page, and retargeting of people who made it to the shopping cart. That’s the sales funnel most people use and one of the easiest to set up. More importantly, it’s incredibly effective. Listen to this episode to find out the details.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:22] Ryan’s introduction to his e-commerce expert guest, Ezra Firestone.
  • [4:21] A recent appearance Ryan made on national television - and TV show ideas.
  • [11:19] The things Ezra sees working in the world of e-commerce right now.
  • [18:10] How Ezra engages his audience using Facebook Messenger.
  • [24:00] The top converting tools Ezra is using.
  • [27:21] How Ezra’s team is using Pinterest to drive traffic.
  • [33:80] How Amazon sellers can strategize to build an e-commerce business.
  • [36:36] Who you can learn from at Ezra’s upcoming event.
  • [42:33] Why Ezra believes you have to be a maniac to become an entrepreneur.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: For an e-commerce funnel that works: Create a problem-solution style video that leads to a product-offer page, direct from visibility source to product offer page with retargeting to people who watched “XYX” percentage of the video, and retargeting of people who visited the product offer page, and retargeting of people who made it to the shopping cart. That’s the sales funnel most people use and one of the easiest to set up. More importantly, it’s incredibly effective.

Connect With Today’s guest: Ezra Firestone

www.SmartMarketer.com

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We all want to make more money. But what would it be like if you could learn how to make more money in less time? That’s something worth looking into, right? Ryan’s got a sort of a mini-rant for you on this episode about how he learned to make more money in less time - and it means being intentional about creating space in your life when you are “off” from your business pursuits. It sounds a bit counterintuitive but you should at least listen, he's got a point. It’s on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.Take time to recharge your batteries so you actually CAN make more money.

Many people feel that they can’t afford to take time off, especially once they are full-thrust into their entrepreneurial endeavors. But Ryan has noticed that those who are successful at building something big are also careful to take time off, totally away from the business. In his way of thinking it’s about giving yourself the space to rest and clear your mind so that you can be a better asset for the business when you return. Ryan says that’s how to make more money in less time. Be sure you listen.

Is it important to find what you’re passionate about before you start a business?

On this episode, Ryan answers a question from a listener about the role passion plays in starting a business. She’s concerned that if she’s not passionate about the thing her business does, she might wind up burning out or hating her business in the end. Ryan has a bit of a contrarian view on this issue, but it’s one you could learn a lot from - simply because it dispels some of the ridiculous dogma that’s going around these days about following your passion. Find out why you should NOT wait to discover your passion, on this episode.

What should you do if you have $10K in the bank? Start a business? Invest? Something else?

$10,000 is a good chunk of change to have available. If you found yourself in that place, what would you do? What’s the BEST thing to do? Ryan says there are many options and they all depend on your situation. On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, in response to a listener question, Ryan addresses many of the possible scenarios and gives his best advice for what to do with $10K in the bank.

Don’t waste your time trying to get somewhere else. Enjoy the journey.

The end of this episode highlights a confession of sorts from Ryan. He tells the story of how his early days as an entrepreneur were filled with a kind of angst about reaching a certain pinnacle of success he’d created in his mind. All his focus, energy, and effort were there - while life was passing him by. He’s learned a few things from the experience - one of the biggest lessons being that you need to enjoy the journey as much as you anticipate arriving at your goal. Find out how Ryan is enjoying life these days and how he got to that place, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [1:22] Why Ryan became an entrepreneur: to take more time off.
  • [3:00] Dialing it back and working less recharges the batteries and gets more done.
  • [5:45] Is it important to be passionate about something before starting a business?
  • [10:24] $10K in the bank - what should you do with it?
  • [14:06] Case Study: Force Sigmatic powdered drinks
  • [20:30] The time Ryan has wasted trying to get somewhere.

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 If you want to build assets like the wealthy do, you need to understand how they do it. One of the primary vehicles used is real estate, but there are many others. Jonathan Twombly is Ryan’s guest on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane and he shares some of the things he’s learned hosting the Capital Gains podcast. There are very successful people investing in everything from website flipping, to Bitcoin, to the cannabis industry. You’ll enjoy hearing the creative ways that people are building assets and building wealth as a result, on this episode.

What is a real estate syndication and why is it useful?

Those who have money to invest but don’t have either the inclination or the time to find and research real estate deals in which to invest their money often go to a company like Two Bridges Asset Management, the company today’s guest, Jonathan Twombly runs. Jonathan’s company specializes in finding and organizing specific types of apartment building investments and inviting investors into the deal. They typically see 6 to 7 percent returns for their investors and are very particular about the kind of deals they will try to arrange. You can hear how Jonathan structures these syndications, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Making money by creating value.

The company Jonathan Twombly runs, Two Bridges Asset Management specializes in real estate syndication deals. It’s a way to structure a real estate purchase that enables many people to invest through assets such as apartment buildings. But Jonathan’s company typically doesn’t have its own money in these deals. Instead, his team works to make the deal happen, keep it rolling, and realize the returns investors are hoping for. He says that he’s creating value for everyone in the deal, which in turn makes him a profit. The lesson? If you are able to bring together people and create opportunities for them to make money, you may be able to make your money in the process.

He normally builds assets, but right now he’s waiting.

During this conversation, Ryan asked Jonathan Twombly what he and his company are investing in right now. He said they aren’t investing at all. In Jonathan’s mind, the skyrocketing market can’t continue forever and he believes that getting himself into a position to take advantage of an eventual market downturn is the best thing he can do right now instead of getting into a deal at the height of the cycle. On this episode, you can hear Jonathan explain why he’s taking a break from investing presently and what he’s doing to be prepared for the time when he will invest again, so be sure you listen.

Real estate is usually the first thought when building assets. But it’s not the only game in town.

As host of the Capital Gains podcast, Jonathan Twombly has had some pretty interesting conversations with people who build assets in a variety of ways. He’s spoken with people who invest in precious metals, others who purchase, improve, and flip websites, some who are investing heavily in cryptocurrencies, and still others who are building companies to support the burgeoning cannabis industry. If you want some ideas about how you can build assets that don’t have to do with real estate, Jonathan has some insights for you on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:24] Ryan’s invitation to follow what’s going on at www.Capitalism.com
  • [1:10] Intro to this conversation with Jonathan Twombly.
  • [4:40] Jonathan’s 60-second intro to his company and himself.
  • [5:41] An example of what a real estate syndication might look like.
  • [9:25] Why it takes value to make money.
  • [11:08] Why Jonathan and Ryan don’t like Marco Rubio.
  • [13:26] Does Jonathan see political policies impacting his investment decisions?
  • [15:25] Some of the most interesting ways Jonathan has heard of people making cash.
  • [18:10] How do the rich invest their money most often?
  • [24:11] Jonathan’s thoughts about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
  • [27:26] What is Jonathan buying right now?
  • [30:35] The next business downturn and what to do now to prepare.
  • [32:19] Jonathan’s advice to those looking to invest their profits.
  • [35:56] What Jonathan is aiming to do with the Capital Gains podcast.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Be patient. The time is coming when the rapidly rising markets are going to come down. Those who are ready to invest when that happens will be the ones who are in the best position.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Keep in mind that it takes value to make money. If you are able to bring together people and create opportunities for them to make money, you may be able to make your money in the process.

Connect With Today’s guest: Jonathan Twombly

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Many of Ryan’s students have successfully built businesses that they have then sold for millions of dollars. When you’re suddenly endowed with that much cash, what do you do with it? It’s prudent to invest, but there are so many options... how do you know which are the best not only for the sake of security but also for the sake of continued growth of your assets? On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Ryan chats with Sam Prentice of Wealthpoint, a company that offers life insurance policies that are also assets in their own right. It may sound strange but once you hear this episode you’ll understand how it could be one of the smartest investment decisions you could ever make.

Imagine an asset with a limited downside that continues to grow even when you borrow against it.

In this conversation, Ryan chats with Sam Prentice of Wealthpoint to find out what infinite banking is all about. Ryan is interested because he’s had some bad experiences with insurance companies before regarding this kind of policy and he wants to know the truth about how it is supposed to work and why it is a good tool for investing. Ryan does his best throughout the conversation to stop for clarification and to keep things simple so you’re likely to get a lot out of the episode. Be sure you listen.

What if you could have an investment that will never go south when the economy does?

The type of insurance policy typically referred to as “infinite banking” is one that has incredible tax benefits but is also set up so that it earns better than average interest. But what happens if the markets go south? In that case, the policy will never lose money, plain and simple. So if interest rates drop into negative ranges the cash in this type of policy will remain safe. No worrying about losing money. And when the market turns around, your policy goes back into its steady climb. Ryan and Sam go into detail about how infinite banking policies work, on this episode, so don’t miss it.

Why is infinite banking called infinite banking?

While today’s guest, Sam Prentice, doesn’t like to use the term “infinite banking,” he does explain why the insurance product he’s describing often bears that name. The insurance policies at the heart of these financial instruments are two-part investments. One is a “death benefit” of sorts that pays out like a typical life insurance policy, should you die. The other is an account that can be borrowed against, in the amount of the insurance policy. Funds borrowed can then be used to purchase other investments while the original policy itself earns interest at a better than average rate. It sounds too good to be true, but is a real thing. You can find out more on this episode.

What could go wrong in an infinite banking arrangement? What are the risks?

When you hear financial tools like infinite banking discussed it can sound too good to be true. That naturally leads you to ask, “What is the downside?” Ryan was very careful to make sure that his guest, Sam Prentice answers that question clearly. Sam says there are 3 main risks to an infinite banking policy, the first one being that should the insurance carrier that holds the policy go under, your investment will be gone. But the chances of that happening are very remote according to Sam. If you’d like to hear the other two risks associated with this type of investment, you need to hear this conversation.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:22] Who is Sam Prentice and how Ryan has vetted him and his company.
  • [2:20] Ryan’s definition of “infinite banking” and how it can be used for tax-free investing.
  • [7:14] Why people use this approach to invest and save on taxes.
  • [8:45] The tax benefits and 2 ways these accounts can grow.
  • [11:40] How does the cash value of the life insurance policy grow?
  • [16:57] Why is it called “infinite banking?”
  • [24:20] Why diversifying over asset classes is key for building wealth.
  • [31:10] Ryan’s simple version of this this vehicle works.
  • [33:31] Leveraging this asset in a variety of ways at the same time.
  • [37:18] At what point should you consider this sort of investment vehicle?
  • [40:25] What’s the worst-case scenario for this financial instrument?
  • [47:35] The best way for you to connect with Sam’s company.
  • [50:01] Additional questions Ryan will be asking Sam in the future.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Consider the cash you have on hand to invest - and how you can best leverage that cash for wealth building instead of just saving. Once you’re ready to do more with the money you’ve earned you are able to consider the advantages of tax strategies and investment instruments like Sam and Ryan discussed on this episode.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Consider one of these “infinite banking” accounts as a way to not only have a tangible asset that banks will view very favorably when it comes to lending, but also how you can use the loan to invest in real estate and other assets that provide even more ability to build wealth.

Connect With Today’s guest: Sam Prentice

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The Freedom Fast Lane LIVE events are an amazing opportunity for you to get connected with high level entrepreneurs, people who are working to build a business for themselves (just like you), and everything in between. One of the things you’ll benefit from most is sessions like this one, where those who have experienced incredible ultimate success, John Mackey in this case, share practical thoughts and strategies to help those who attend. You’ll get a lot of value from hearing John’s story in building Whole Foods to the incredible company it is today, what money is and what it’s used for, and why capitalism is not the evil thing many people portray it to be. You won’t want to miss this episode.

A clear purpose brings out the haters. Here’s how Whole Foods has handled it.

During this conversation between Ryan and his guest, John Mackey the topic of haters was brought up, and John had some great ideas to share. He points out that any time you are successful you will become noticed by both the purists and opponents - and both can become quite a thorn in your side. During this Q&A from Freedom Fast Lane LIVE, John shares how Whole Foods has navigated the waters of opposition that come from the success the company has enjoyed. John is a great voice of wisdom for you, so be sure you listen.

Connect With Today’s guest: JOHN MACKEY

Website: John’s Blog

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Everyone doing business these days owes it to themselves to understand how digital marketing works. It’s the knowledge that will enable you to reach your niche audience and ideal customers where they are - online. There’s nobody who knows how digital marketing works than Ryan Deiss. Ryan is the founder and CEO of DigitalMarketer, a company that has invested over $15,000,000 on marketing tests, generated tens of millions of unique visitors, sent well over a BILLION emails, and run approximately 3,000 split and multi-variant tests. He’s got the data to tell us exactly how digital marketing works - and on this episode, he’s answering specific questions about how to get started with effective digital marketing. Interested?

If you don’t have a relationship with your end customer, you don’t have a business - you’re a wholesaler.

Ryan Deiss says that digital marketing works best over the long haul when it is focused on building a relationship with the people who are interested in your products, not simply by writing schmoozy content that cleverly gets a sale. Relationships are what build a loyal following that translates into recurring sales. Just look at the comparison between how you perceive Microsoft VS Apple. It’s a tired example but nevertheless, it makes the point. You want your brand to be perceived as friendly and warm - as soul-ish and connecting. Ryan and Ryan chat about the specifics of what it takes to make that happen, in this Q&A session from Freedom Fast Lane LIVE.

Connect With Today’s guest: Ryan Deiss

Website: https://www.digitalmarketer.com/author/ryan-deiss/

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On Facebook

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Most of you know that Ryan got his start by learning how to sell on Amazon. Since that time he's branched out into all sorts of more complicated and nuanced business tactics. But emails continue to be received by the Freedom Fast Lane team asking for specifics about how to get started selling on Amazon like Ryan did. So, he thought it would be helpful to give you some clear, free advice on how to make that process happen. This episode is that - your 101 course on how to start selling on Amazon and set yourself up to branch out from there. Ryan doesn’t skip anything in this step-by-step tutorial so if you’re interested in the Amazon private label model, this is your episode.

Don’t ask what product you should sell on Amazon. Ask what business you should be in.

When you first get started doing product research it’s easy to get yourself into a wrong way of thinking. You start to think only in terms of potentially profitable products - but you can’t do that and expect to be successful over the long-term. Think about what business you want to be in, not what products you can sell. If your approach is not bigger than a product, you’ll lose enthusiasm and run out of steam when it comes to sales - simply because you don’t really HAVE anything bigger to offer the customers you are serving. On this episode, Ryan walks you through why this mindset shift is so vital and how you can take steps to ensure you approach things correctly - so be sure you listen.

Don’t consider Amazon sales to be your business. Look at Amazon as a launching point.

The reason selling on Amazon is so effective at building a customer base quickly is because Amazon has already done the hard work of gathering an avid group of consumers. You get to tap into that resource in order to sell your products to ready buyers. That fact makes it easy to think that Amazon is all you need. But you have to remember that you’re playing on someone else’s playground. Amazon can change their guidelines at any time and you will be the one who is hurt. Ryan addresses how you should use Amazon to get started on this episode - so that you can build something bigger that can last longer and serve more people in the long run.

Why you don’t want to sell on Amazon in a niche that is brand-driven.

When doing product research it’s easy to get excited when you find a product type that’s selling bazillions of units per day. But you have to be careful if you want to make the wisest choice. If the niche you’re considering is brand-driven - for example, headphone sales are dominated by the big brands like Beats and Bose - then you probably want to steer clear. Most people don’t have a chance of beating out competition like that simply because they have the budget to outspend you in order to stay on top. Find out how Ryan suggests you do product research the right way, on this episode.

Find an audience of ready buyers so you can have a successful launch.

Once you’ve done your product research and have found your supplier, there will come a point when your order is placed and products are being created and shipped. That span of time is what Ryan calls “the hump.” You could spend that time sitting around, impatiently waiting for your products to arrive - but Ryan suggests you make the best use of those weeks between product order and product delivery by finding and connecting with an audience of ready buyers for your product. There are many ways and places online you can do this - so don’t waste the opportunity to make your Amazon product launch more successful by priming the pump. Ryan tells you how he’s typically done that, on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:31] Ryan’s introduction to this “getting started” episode about Amazon sales.
  • [2:40] Two points to understand that will put you far ahead of everyone else.
  • [4:40] The “getting started” steps to take at first.
  • [6:54] The things to look at to see if a good product or niche idea is really a good idea.
  • [8:00] Criteria that you should consider when looking for the “perfect” product.
  • [10:39] Getting your product made and how to think about customization.
  • [15:20] Getting over the hump: Prepping for product launch while you wait on products.
  • [18:41] Taking a step back: Get your product setup on Amazon.
  • [22:15] Taking costs into consideration - you need around $5,000.
  • [25:10] It sounds incredibly simple, which is the beauty and frustration of this business model.
  • [29:50] The reasons it is a long-term game to sell on Amazon.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Get your thinking straight. You need to be thinking about what business you want to be in, not what product you can sell. If it’s not bigger than a product, you’ll lose enthusiasm and you’ll run out of steam when it comes to sales.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: During the “hump” after you’ve got your product ordered and are waiting for it to arrive, make the most of your time by finding and connecting with an audience of ready buyers for your product. There are many ways and places online you can do this - so don’t waste the opportunity to make your Amazon product launch more successful by priming the pump.

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Insecurity is part of the human condition, so much so that if there was a drug that enabled people to overcome insecurity, it would be out of stock continually. We all hate insecurity but don’t know what to do about it. That’s why it’s a rare treat to hear someone like Sean Stephenson unravel the mystery. If you don’t know Sean, you need to. When he was born, doctors predicted he would not survive more than 24 hours because of a rare bone disorder, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, that stunted his growth and caused his bones to be extremely fragile. Despite the challenges he faced, he’s taken a stand against insecurity and has helped many others do the same. You can be among those he’s helped by listening to this inspiring episode.

Compare leads to Despair ~ Sean Stephenson

Sean Stephenson believes that one of the main reasons people struggle with insecurity is because they constantly compare themselves to others. My body is not as fit as his. I haven’t had the level of success she has. I’m not as pretty, or nice, or interesting, or funny - or whatever. You know how it goes. Sean says that one of the first steps we need to take in overcoming insecurity is refusing to compare ourselves to others. But in order to do that we have to understand something deeply personal - we were each made for a specific purpose that ONLY we can fulfill. Find out how Sean helps his clients understand themselves and live the life they were meant to live by hearing his responses in this Q&A session from Freedom Fast Lane LIVE 2016.

Sean Stephenson’s formula for beating insecurity: GAP vs FED.

When you focus on your goals, your appreciations, and your preferences, you will join the ranks of those who are crushing it in business and enjoying fulfillment in life. They are people who understand what they want, appreciate what they have, and pursue what they like. But when you focus on your fear, the things and people you envy, and the things you dislike - you will be miserable and unsuccessful. Sean tells some great personal stories and anecdotes from client experiences on this episode that will help you put these into a practical frame of reference so that you can see how to apply his GAP vs FED formula to your own life. Be sure to listen.

Insecurity will be your constant companion if you can’t control your internal climate.

When it comes to the WAY things happen in your life there is very little you can control. If you want to overcome insecurity you have to take your focus OFF those things - the things you can’t control - and put your focus on the things you can control - and those things are almost always internal. Sean Stephenson has encountered his share of obstacles, but he’s learned that in order to beat insecurity and accomplish the things he wants to accomplish he’s got to orient his inner world toward success and meaning - and only HE can do that for himself. This Q&A session from Freedom Fast Lane 2016 reveals how Sean overcomes his own insecurities - and what he does to help his clients overcome their own insecurities.

If fun is not a high priority, you are either burned out or burning out ~ Sean Stephenson.

There are serious things in life, things that require somber reflection and consideration. But not nearly as many as we think there are. Sean Stephenson says that one of the best ways to add more joy to your life is to ask yourself, “What’s funny about this?” As you learn to find humor in the challenges and joys alike, you’ll begin to actually enjoy the journey you are on - and from enjoyment, comes joy. You won’t want to miss this peek into what happened on stage at Freedom Fast Lane 2016, so be sure you listen.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [1:50] What Sean has seen come up as recurring insecurities among entrepreneurs.
  • [4:53] How do you practically follow your bliss? By making money doing it.
  • [12:00] How Sean pulls people from insecurity to purpose: GAP vs FED.
  • [18:07] Commitment precedes courage which precedes confidence.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Compare leads to despair. That’s Sean Stephenson’s observation from watching with entrepreneurs worldwide. He wants you to keep your eyes on who YOU are and what YOU bring to the world. Quit looking at others, discover what you bring to the world, and get busy making it happen.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Put your attention on your goals, the things you appreciate, and the things you prefer. Those areas enable you to keep your eyes on what matters in a balanced way that won’t burn you out - or kill you. You’ll discover not only how to be successful but also how to be happy.

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There are few people Ryan has learned from in his entrepreneurial journey who hold a place of high respect in his mind, on the same level as Dan Sullivan. Dan is one of the first long-distance mentors Ryan met on his entrepreneurial journey, and they met through one of Dan's older CD courses, “Pure Genius.” Dan’s influence on Ryan’s life has been immense and Ryan dreamed of the day he’d be able to present Dan to the FFL audience - and this is that day. On this episode, you’ll come to understand why Dan is such a powerful entrepreneurial coach as he and Ryan discuss politics, economics, history, the entrepreneurial brain, the true barometer of success, and much more.

What if your gauge of entrepreneurial success is all wrong?

Most of us who are entrepreneurs have come to believe that the real barometer of our success is the revenue we are able to generate. But Dan Sullivan says that’s the wrong metric to track if you want to know how successful an entrepreneur is. Instead, you need to look at how much freedom the person enjoys in life. It’s out of their sense of freedom that the entrepreneur is able to experience the energy and creativity that enables him/her to produce the products or services that benefit the people they serve. That is the true measure of success.

Why entrepreneurs set more people free than any other group.

We often consider national leaders or activists to be the people who are working the most to provide freedom to others. But Dan Sullivan says that he discovered long ago that entrepreneurs are the one class of people who truly enable others to be free. On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, you will hear Dan and Ryan discuss why entrepreneurs are so effective at creating freedom and how their efforts provide more good to the world than most other areas of service. If you are an entrepreneur, you will be encouraged by what they have to share.

Self-imposed deadlines are what kill many entrepreneurs.

Time freedom is one of the most important commodities that any entrepreneur can have. But it is often the time sensitive issues that plague and overwhelm the average entrepreneur. On this episode, Dan Sullivan shares how most entrepreneurs set themselves up for failure by self-imposed deadlines that are neither wise nor productive. In the end, they wind up sapping their own energy and preventing themselves from accomplishing the very things they set out to do. There is a better way and on this episode, Dan Sullivan shares what it is.

Use your idea of the future for a target, but measure backward to know how far you've come.

Discouragement is plentiful on the entrepreneurial path, all of us have to face it from time to time. But Dan Sullivan says that many entrepreneurs discourage themselves by measuring their accomplishments according to the vision they have of the future rather than measuring according to how far they have come. He refers to that vision of who you want to be as “the gap” and on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane Dan explains how you can identify it, use it to your advantage, and stay encouraged on your entrepreneurial journey.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:24] Ryan’s introduction of his mentor, Dan Sullivan.
  • [5:54] Dan’s definition of capitalism.
  • [9:26] Why Dan believes that progressivism is on the way out.
  • [15:18] How entrepreneurs can stay focused on what is important and what is not.
  • [23:25] What can be done to unwind entrepreneurs who have become overwhelmed?
  • [33:30] Why does Elon Musk seem unhappy but Richard Branson seems happy?
  • [43:31] Dan’s thoughts about the entrepreneurial brain.
  • [50:25] Identifying the gap between who you are and who you think you should be.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Identify the tasks and activities that energize and delght you the most and do what you can to build your business around those things. You'll wind up happier in the long run, which is what attracts customers the most. It's a win-win.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Measure your success by looking back on where you've come, not by looking forward at where you dreamed you would be.

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When it comes to accomplishing the things you really want to accomplish, the resources available to you are the same resources available to anyone you admire as a success. What makes the difference? They have learned the power of yes. They have learned how to act on the belief that every desire and every goal that comes into their consciousness is a big “yes” in terms of their ability. They don’t allow their natural doubts to hinder them from moving forward. They’ve also learned how to reframe obstacles, how to get their own mind out of the way and live according to who they were made to be. On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Guy and Ilan of Satori Prime bring you a fire hydrant of great mindset coaching to help you get out of your own mind and say "yes" to the opportunities for success that come into your life every day.

How many negative experiences in your life have become great learning experiences?

After the fact, we are able to see how the most excruciating times of our lives were used to teach us valuable lessons. They are the turning points, the pivotal moments that change the direction of our lives in significant ways. When you learn the power of yes, you are able to apply that wisdom to the negative situations you face every day. That means you have to draw on that wisdom to enable yourself to embrace the difficulties AS lessons, to face them with gratitude and positivity. You’ll discover that the power of yes, applied in that way, will enable you to glean even more insight and learning from those situations. Find out more about moving into the mindset that says "yes" from Guy and Ilan of Satori Prime, on this episode.

The more you get out of your mind, the more you can use the power of yes to succeed.

We spend far too much time analyzing. Don’t misunderstand: we need to think long and hard about the important strategies of business and decisions in life. But when we get stuck there, overanalyzing, we get bogged down in the minutia and miss the opportunity to live from a better place of freedom and inspiration. That’s where the power of yes comes in. Your success happens not only because of your careful analyzation and decisions - it also happens because you are present, ready to say “yes” to the opportunities that come your way and the nudges you feel about the direction you should go. Find out how the guys from Satori Prime understand and apply the power of yes, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

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If you search Google for information about business partnerships, it won’t take you long to find all kinds of horror stories about why you should never get into a partnership. But Ryan’s guest on this episode, Matthew Paulson is a partner in a number of ventures and believes that most of those nightmares happen because people don’t go into partnerships wisely or with the appropriate legal paperwork and agreements in place. This solo episode features Matthew’s take on partnerships, how you should evaluate the potential fit of a partnership opportunity, and what should go into a great partnership agreement.

You should think of a business partnership like a marriage.

You would likely never marry a person you had only heard about or had a general impression of, but didn’t know well. Matthew Paulson believes the same kind of logic should be applied to business partnerships. Think about it: in a partnership, you’re entering into a relationship where you will have to trust an individual with major decisions that directly impact your future: things like money, business agreements, resources, strategic decisions and long-term plans. It simply doesn’t make sense to get into that kind of relationship with someone you don’t already know well, enjoy being around, and trust implicitly. Listen to this episode to discover how Matt suggests you can approach partnership opportunities carefully and wisely.

What does a partnership provide that paid employees would not?

Many times, business partnerships are created because the people involved are the ones who have the ideas or resources that could potentially make the idea fly. But Matt Paulson doesn’t believe that’s a good enough reason to form an official partnership. In his mind, you need to consider what the partnership brings to the situation that hiring full-time employees couldn’t. If you can get clarity on that issue you may come to see that the equity and decision-making power a person is given in a partnership is not equal to the work they’d be doing - and you might rethink the possibilities of a partnership as a result. Matt has great insight into this issue, so be sure you listen to this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Why every partnership should be a “Hell, Yes!” opportunity.

There are many of us who jump into opportunities simply because they seem like a good idea, or the potential upside looks promising. But when it comes to business partnerships, that’s not enough. If you are willing to get into a business partnership you need to be willing to not only say, “Yes,” but to say, “Hell, yes!” In other words, the excitement you have about the opportunity needs to be the kind that will sustain you over the long, arduous climb to success that any business partnership will require. If you want to learn how you can know if a partnership opportunity is really that kind of situation, listen to this episode.

Why you need a partnership agreement and what should go into it.

No business partnership should ever be initiated without clear, legal terms spelled out on paper, signed by all partners. You may think it’s not needed, especially if you’re going into business with a long-time friend or a family member. But those are instances that especially need a clear delineation of who is responsible for what and what compensation, perks, and benefits each partner is to receive. The reason is simple: people forget or misremember things over time. A partnership agreement makes it clear what was agreed upon in the first place, leaving no room for the fuzzy recollections of the people involved. On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Matt Paulson outlines the specifics of what sorts of terms and points of clarity should to into a partnership agreement, so make sure you listen.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:22] Matthew’s introduction to the issue of business partnerships.
  • [2:35] What is a true business partnership?
  • [5:32] Do you know, like, and trust the people you are considering partnership with?
  • [7:45] What value does the partnership bring that paid employees could not?
  • [12:32] Only get involved in partnerships you are extremely excited about.
  • [15:00] Partnerships are seldom magic bullets that will make you more successful.
  • [16:19] What goes into a good partnership agreement?

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: If you are considering a partnership where each person has an equal responsibility and investment in the company, don’t be lax about how you structure it. Make everything clear, in writing so nobody is surprised or disappointed.

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At Freedom Fast Lane 2016 one of the main sessions featured a case study of Mike Dillard’s new product and the company he’s building to create and distribute it - an in-home organic growing system that anyone can use. Mike brought together what Ryan refers to as a “$100 Million Panel” - a group of men who are serving as his board of directors and are pros in a variety of areas when it comes to business-building, scaling, and profitability. Each of them has his own reason for being part of the team and in this conversation, Ryan asks them why they are involved, what they foresee the path forward being, and what they will each contribute to make the company a success.

Why every entrepreneur needs to give before they seek to get.

As you build a business you’re naturally looking for connections with people that will enable you to gain influence, traction, and notoriety for what you’re trying to do. Honestly, you’re looking for what you can get out of relationships. While that’s necessary, it’s also shortsighted if it’s the only way you view the relationships you build. Mike Dillard's new board of advisors has come together largely because of what has been given to them over the years by Mike, the founder of the company. The lesson you need to learn is that it pays to give from the beginning. Add true value to people every chance you get. When the time to receive comes, you’ll have people eager to help you.

Why you need to avoid the “ready, fire, aim” philosophy many entrepreneurs follow.

There is a benefit to getting started with your business and figuring out things as you go along. Many times you don’t know the right problems to solve or directions to go until you are facing them head-on. Getting started makes that discovery possible. But building a company that way can be a very expensive process. You spend lots of resources trying things that don’t work, pivoting, and trying again - and the second solution may not work either. Doing your homework ahead of time may be the path that brings the best results the quickest. You’ll hear what the all-star panel from Freedom Fast Lane Live 2016 has to say about avoiding the “ready, fire, aim” mentality, on this episode.

One product is not a business, it’s an offer. Here’s why you need to build a product line.

When you only have one product to sell you are not only limiting your options and potential profitability, you’re also not stewarding the relationship you are building with your customers wisely. A business is built on the relationships you have with customers. Those relationships are what give you the ability to discover, understand, and meet their needs. You do that over the long haul with more than one product. It not only enables you to meet the ongoing needs of your customers, it creates a diversified stream of revenue for the company and enables you to invest in even more growth. You can hear how the $100 million panel advises the addition of products to your existing product line in this Q & A session from Freedom Fast Lane 2016.

Any successful sales conversation - in print or media - flows from 3 vital questions.

When you are devising your marketing and sales messages you have to understand that the approach you take has to focus on your prospect, not on you. So instead of talking about the features and benefits of your product, you have to get inside the mind and heart of your prospect and talk about what they care about. You have to ask 3 vital questions that open their ears to the issue, open their hearts and minds to the need in a humble way, and tease your product as a solution to that problem. Every successful sales conversation hits those three main points and you can learn how to apply them to your product or service, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [1:49] Ryan’s introduction of the superstars on his $100 million panel and what each of them brings to the team.
  • [8:44] How Mike Dillard chose these individuals to be part of his board of advisors and how he pitched them to be part of the team.
  • [11:50] The advice the board provides regarding how to hire the right all-star team.
  • [22:16] Why Mike is self-funding the project - and what his board thinks of the idea.
  • [23:45] Advice for launching a product or service - from a variety of perspectives.
  • [31:07] Risk in investing in media advertising for a product launch.
  • [49:59] The vital 3 questions that close sales for any product.
  • [54:45] Why one product has to pivot into a product line to become a business.
  • [59:44] Questions from the live audience.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Many people out there are looking for what they can get out of relationships. It’s understandable, but shortsighted. But this board has come together largely out of what has been given to them over the years by Mike, the founder of the company. Learn to give from the start. Add true value to people every chance you get. When the time to receive comes, you’ll have people eager to help you.

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All of us want the benefits of delegation. Few of us want to pay the price to get it. That's partly because we’re overloaded and in a hurry to get things off our plate. But it's also because we don’t realize that that successful delegation is a slow, painstaking process that we have to invest in, in order to assure success from our team. On this episode, guest Sean Coyne shares his own struggle to learn the art of delegation and walks through 5 steps of successful delegation. If you master what Sean has to share you will set your team up for success over the long haul.

Effective delegation is what fuels business growth.

Every entrepreneur will face the point at which he/she simply cannot do another thing. That’s the point when hiring a team member is essential if their efforts are to move forward. But locating the right person is just the first step. The new team member has got to be equipped to fulfill their new role in a way that is in alignment with the entrepreneur’s expectations - and it’s the entrepreneur’s job to ensure that happens. On this episode, Sean Coyne describes what delegation is and what it isn’t and gives you a 5 step process that can help you set your team members up for success.

When you delegate tasks too soon, you demoralize your own team.

It’s very common for entrepreneurs to find themselves in a situation where their personal workload is more than they can bear alone - so they eagerly look for an assistant or team member who can take on some of those responsibilities. What happens next can be very ugly. The team member is dumped on. Their desk piles up with new responsibilities and they are ill-equipped to handle it. The result? The team member becomes overloaded just like the entrepreneur. What’s worse is that the team member’s morale plummets. What can you do to keep that from happening? Teach your team how to take on tasks systematically. On this episode, Sean Coyne shares how to do exactly that through effective delegation, so be sure you listen.

There are 5 levels of delegation that build progressively upon each other.

Like most things, good delegation requires a sequential building process by which a person is equipped, stage at a time, to take on the work they are being asked to do. It’s a process that can’t be rushed and requires almost constant communication, assessment, and equipping. Sean Coyne is the guest host of this episode and he shares how the 5 steps of effective delegation can help you build a team that enables your business to grow exponentially. Don’t miss it.

When a delegation fail happens, reevaluate how well you communicated with your team.

If you delegate to team members and find them failing at the tasks you’ve given them, you need to first assess how well you communicated the specifics of the task in the first place. Chances are that what you’ve passed along to them is a bit “fuzzy” in their minds - at least at some point. It’s a lack of understanding or skill that typically causes delegation breakdowns and on this short episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Sean Coyne explains how you can avoid them.

Effective delegation is what fuels business growth.

Every entrepreneur will face the point at which he/she simply cannot do another thing. That’s the point when hiring a team member is essential if their efforts are to move forward. But locating the right person is just the first step. They’ve got to be equipped to fulfill their new role in a way that is in alignment with the entrepreneur’s expectations - and it’s the entrepreneur’s job to ensure that happens. On this episode, Sean Coyne describes that delegation is and what it isn’t and gives you a 5 step process that can help you set your team members up for success.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:22] Why Sean is addressing the issue of delegation on this episode.
  • [2:06] Sean’s background struggles and history with learning effective delegation.
  • [3:48] The 5 levels of delegation.
  • [11:05] Common delegation pitfalls you should watch out for.
  • [13:49] Tips for monitoring the progress of things you have delegated.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Rethink what you believe about delegation. Understand that you have to equip your team to be successful at what you delegate to them - and that takes long, hard work on your part.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Prepare to be patient and to allow your team the room to fail. Failure can be the best teacher, for you and for them.

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One of the fun things that happened at Freedom Fast Lane LIVE 2016 was the presentation and Q&A session with J.P. Sears. If you’ve ever seen one of his videos you know exactly what that means. The combination of his wry sense of humor and business insights made for an incredibly entertaining presentation and conversation to follow. This episode features J.P.’s responses to Ryan’s questions, and the conversation ranges far and wide - following his feelings for business decisions, intimacy, fulfillment, and much more.

Being committed to the purpose and passion of what he was doing is one of the main reasons J.P. endured the ups and downs of building his successful Youtube channel - and the decision to be himself through humor was the turning point that caused the growth to skyrocket. Find out how J.P. views his sudden success that wasn’t so sudden and the approach he takes to creating videos and resources that are truly shareable.

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take his advice to know that their trust is well-founded. You see, you don’t know if a person teaching you to make money through building a brand on Amazon - or any other money-making approach - is telling you the truth unless they prove it to you. And Ryan’s willing to do that. This episode of Freedom Fast Lane covers the income that Ryan’s businesses and investments have made in the March 2017 period as well as some lessons learned from Ryan’s experience as he’s scaling those businesses.

Relationships matter, and here’s an obvious reason why.

One of the ways that Ryan’s Foxbrim brand has been able to scale so rapidly is through connections with retail partners who are buying up mass quantities of product in anticipation of an upcoming advertising campaign. But that retail connection didn’t “just happen.” It was made possible via a relationship Ryan was able to build with one of the FFL TRIBE members who had the connection. Ryan refers to it as a million dollar relationship and expects that valuation to go up and up as time goes on. He's also got a few words to say about the value of the relationships you can build inside the TRIBE, on this episode.

Staying aligned with business partners is important. When you can’t, changes are needed.

The Body Vega brand is one that has struggled to gain and maintain significant leverage in its market and the way forward is not something that’s been easy for Ryan and his business partner to agree on. As a result of incompatible perceptions of the way forward, the two of them made the decision to part ways and Ryan is now fully in control of the brand’s future. He’s determined to take the Body Vega brand out of its doldrums and make it a profitable, powerful brand. On this episode he shares a bit of how he plans to do that, so be sure you listen.

Do you know what the end-goal of your brand building efforts are?

You may not always build a brand or platform to increase profits. Sometimes it’s about something bigger, a message or movement you want to foster or create. That’s what Ryan is doing both with Freedom Fast Lane and Capitalism.com. Those platforms do produce some revenue but every bit of it is reinvested into the messaging because getting the concepts they are promoting in front of as many people as possible is what they end-goal is. Do you know what the end-goal of your brand building is? You’ll be inspired to hear how Ryan is going about it, on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:26] The 1.4 to 1.5 million dollar month!
  • [2:56] How a relationship within the FFL Tribe enabled Ryan’s retail sales.
  • [4:02] Update on the Body Vega brand.
  • [5:42] The progress of Foxbrim and how to leverage a brand toward higher pricing.
  • [9:49] The Freedom Fast Lane and Capitalism brands.
  • [11:42] Business Investments: Target is in Ryan’s sights.
  • [12:56] Personal growth: Hiring, firing, and team building lessons.
  • [16:40] Amazon’s attempts to take on more of the global retail landscape.

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This past year at Freedom Fast Lane LIVE Jesse Itzler was one of the people we put on stage who brought a great content from his own success story. In this Q & A episode Jesse talks about how he leveraged previous successes to build greater success instead of sitting back on a beach and enjoying what he’d accomplished. He also talks about the way he’s learning to approach parenting through understanding his children’s bents are different than his - and how he can help them learn and grow because of those differences.

Jesse also talks about how he’s found it to be true that just because something is a great idea it doesn’t mean he should do it. He thinks that way in light of his realization that he’s only got so much time on the planet. He’s aiming at making the most out of it in light of who he is and what he’s gifted to do. You can learn a ton from Jesse’s perspective and insights, so be sure you listen.

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Troy Johnston’s story is not typical. We need to say that right up front. But we should also say that’s because Troy is not a typical guy. He stepped into the Amazon sales arena with a background in project management so he understood what it meant to organize for the completion of goals and the success that follows from doing so. He’s also atypical in that he applied what he learned in practical, powerful ways - which many people never do. You can hear the story of how Troy built a company to multi-million dollar status in just 2 years and then sold it to Ryan, on this episode.

Why entrepreneurs have to learn to be more comfortable with risk.

Coming from a conservative background, Troy Johnston didn’t like the idea of risk when it came to business decisions and investments. But when an angel investor approached him with a desire to invest in his growing company, Troy had a decision to make. Would he accept the infusion of capital offered so that the company could grow more rapidly (which entailed some risk), or would he delay growth and possibly never reach optimal levels of success by rejecting the cash and continuing to work hard to make the company grow? You can hear why Troy decided to take the risk and what he’s learned about the value of risk for entrepreneurs, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Successful brands, built from scratch, eventually have to depend on an all-star team.

Every highly successful Amazon brand reaches the point where the founders can’t continue to do all the work and expect bigger results. Capacity is limited, therefore scale is limited. When it comes to building a team you need to find the absolute best people for the roles your need filled, and Troy Johnston, Ryan’s guest on this episode was able to do exactly that. Troy talks about the impact his all-star team has had and how his company's growth was only made possible by the incredible ethic and work they have brought to his brand.

Why would you sell a multi-million dollar business that you built from the ground up?

The intriguing part of this conversation is that it’s between the founder and former owner of a successful Amazon brand/business and the person who purchased that same business from him after only two years. You’ll get to hear why Troy Johnston decided to sell Foxbrim and why Ryan Daniel Moran decided to buy it, as well as the reasons Troy felt it was time to sell the business when he did. It’s an amazing story and a powerful conversation, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

True entrepreneurs continue to add value, even after the profitable sale of their company.

Troy Johnston is not the type of guy to sit on the sidelines while he still has contributions to make. Even though he sold his company for multiple millions, Troy is eager to discover the next ways he can add value and serve people. He’s resting in the space the sale of his company has afforded him, but with a mindset toward discovering what his next opportunity is. That’s what true entrepreneurs do. They continue to bring good into the world even after large-scale success. Get to know Troy and hear what he’s got on his agenda next, on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:23] Ryan’s most recent acquisition: Foxbrim, and it’s owner, Troy Johnston.
  • [3:36] How Troy got into building his own business: His background and process.
  • [9:51] Troy’s decision to leave his full time job to depend on the Amazon brand.
  • [13:20] Learning to be more comfortable with risk and why it’s necessary.
  • [16:26] Making the choice to build a team in order to scale the business.
  • [18:44] Thoughts of selling the company and why Troy made that choice.
  • [22:57] The day of the sale and life after the fact.
  • [29:59] Troy’s plans moving forward now that he has the cash.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Begin to explore the Amazon space. Look at products and more specifically at product brands. Notice what is being done to not only sell products but to build brands that are integrated and strong.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: You can become a part of the same educational program that helped Troy achieve his success by going through the FFL bootcamp. Find the details at www.FreedomFastLane.com/bootcamp

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When you have the opportunity to ask direct questions of a person who has successfully done what you desire to do - multiple times - you need to make the most of that opportunity. That’s what happened at Freedom Fast Lane LIVE in 2016 when Ryan was able to sit down across from business consultant, Cameron Herold. This conversation is that Q&A session. You’ll hear Cameron answer questions about what’s important in life, how to deal with stress, what makes companies grow from $1 million in sales to $3 million in sales, team building the right way, and more. It’s a great conversation packed with relevant, applicable tips you’re sure to gain great value from.

There’s not a single business problem that exists that can’t be solved by revenue.

When Cameron Herold addresses the problems in any business he always looks at how to fix the problem through the lens of revenue. In his words, “There’s not a single business problem that exists that can’t be solved by revenue.” In this conversation between Cameron and Ryan Moran, you’ll hear why Cameron says that - and even get to listen to a couple of examples of how he’s advised companies to make slight shifts that increase revenue for the sake of addressing specific problems in the business. You won’t want to miss these real-life examples.

The best way to deal with stress as an entrepreneur.

It wasn’t too long ago that Cameron Herold was told by the doctor that his body was on the brink of shutting down due to the stress levels he was constantly enduring. It was enough to make him take a step back and regroup. He had time to evaluate the things in life that mattered to him - his family, his health, his relationships - and make changes to ensure that he would be around to enjoy those things. In this episode, Cameron gives specific tips about how to build margin into your life that enables you to live the kind of life you really want to live instead of sacrificing the quality of your life for the sake of business success.

The main responsibilities of CEOs are not what you think.

CEOs are the vision-keepers of the company. That’s what business consultant Cameron Herold says. It’s their job to keep the vision alive and in front of the team at all times. When the leader is too busy doing low-value things, that vision ball gets dropped. Cameron’s advice: outsource or delegate the things that you should not be doing as the owner or CEO. Focus is your friend and once you have others who are more talented at the minutia taking care of it, you will be free to do what only you can do - cast and keep the vision and build the team that will support that vision.

Why you should fire employees who are C-players - immediately.

In Cameron Herold’s view, A-players are your superstars and leaders, B-players are the workhorses who get the work done, and C-players should be removed from the team right away. The reason he’s so cut and dried about the issue is that the wrong person in the wrong position will cost you 5 times their annual salary in undocumented expenses - like client or customer dissatisfaction. You can hear Cameron’s advice on how to make those tough calls and have the conversations to let someone go - even before you have a replacement, on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:24] Ryan’s intro to this episode: Q & A with Cameron Herold.
  • [3:10] The first step to outsourcing for the one or two man run company.
  • [5:19] The roles Cameron would consider full time people to fill rather than outsourcing.
  • [9:05] How CEOs or business owners can deal effectively with stress.
  • [12:17] How to go from $1 million to $3 million.
  • [13:08] The main responsibilities of the CEO and traits of those who do it successfully.
  • [16:18] How to keep great employees.
  • [16:57] How to fire quickly.
  • [19:13] How to hire for culture and keep diversity.
  • [21:22] How to build culture in virtual companies.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Take stock of where you are, make the right decisions about what you will work on, and stay focused. Focus is powerful for moving forward.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Outsource or delegate the things that you should not be doing as the owner or CEO. Focus is your friend and once you have others who are more talented at the minutia taking care of it, you will be free to do what only you can do.

Connect With Today’s guest: Cameron Herold

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When you think about owning and profiting from an online business, most people think in terms of building it from the ground up. That’s entirely possible - obviously. It’s a huge part of what Ryan has done and teaches people how to do. But what if you don’t want to go through the hassle of building a business and would rather just buy one that’s already working? Today’s episode is a conversation with Bill Evans, a guy who did just that. After getting his law degree and serving as an attorney in corporate America he decided to investigate the possibility of buying his own online business. You can hear his story on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

From a law degree to the purchase of an existing online business. Bill Evans’ story.

Bill Evans was successful as a corporate attorney but there were many things about the role that he didn’t enjoy. It was a high-stress job with long hours and he had to march to the beat of someone else’s drummer. In the back of his mind, he always thought he’d like to move toward being an entrepreneur and as he began to research the possibilities of buying an online business, that drive became more and more pronounced. On this episode you can hear how Bill made the switch, why he loves his life more now than he did before buying his business, the challenges he’s faced, and the advice he gives to others who are considering a similar move.

What should you look for if you’re considering buying an existing online business?

When Bill Evans began looking into the possibility of purchasing an existing online business he looked at just about every possibility. He feels that the work he did on the front end was a huge part of why his first purchase of a business has been so successful. He spent time looking into the things that make a good purchase, came to understand the things to avoid, and discovered the creative ways available to finance the purchase of a business, including owner carry situations. On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, you can hear how Bill found his business and the criteria he used to evaluate his options.

There are ways to know if the purchase of an online business is likely to be a winner.

One of the things Bill Evans looked for when considering the purchase of an online business was a business that had its systems and personnel in place and was doing well but had the potential to increase its profits through some small, but significant tweaks. In the purchase he made of Microscope.com, Bill saw a big opportunity in the lack of marketing the company was presently doing. His belief, which has proven to be true, was that he could purchase the already profitable company and invest time, strategy, and energy into the marketing and see profits increase. That’s an example of the kinds of things you can look for to determine whether a business has the possibility of expanding its market. Hear even more, on this episode.

Is the purchase of an existing online business for you?

How can you know if you’d be better off building a business of your own from the ground up, or purchasing an online business that is already making a profit? Bill Evans says that the decision depends on many things, but he feels that for those who have the knowledge of how to run a business but want or need cash flow quickly, the purchase of an existing business may be the way to go. You can hear Bill’s entire story, including how he found and resourced the financing to purchase his business, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [1:00] The possibility that you simply want cashflow, not to build a business.
  • [4:05] Bill’s story from the “dark ages” as a lawyer in commercial real estate.
  • [6:00] How Bill decided to begin buying and selling online businesses.
  • [6:52] The criteria Bill looks for when buying a business.
  • [10:41] Why Bill decided to pull the trigger on Microscope.com.
  • [13:41] Addressing the marketing needs of his new business.
  • [16:05] The bumps and bruises Bill experienced in the transition.
  • [18:14] How Bill used financing in purchasing this business.
  • [26:11] The response of the existing team to a new owner/leader.
  • [31:10] PIvotal decisions Bill has made that will make 3x or 10x growth possible.
  • [34:09] Where you can get connected with Bill.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Do your homework. If you don't know the possibilities when it comes to buying on online business, you're likely to wind up buying something that won't accomplish what you want.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Find small ways your new online business can be optimized for greater profits. That may be the enhancement of existing systems or it may be a greater focus on marketing.

Connect With Today’s guest: Bill Evans

Website: www.Microscope.com AND www.DigitalBusinessInvestor.com

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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.

Connect With Today’s guest: Tom Bilyeu

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.

Connect With Today’s guest: Peter Diamandis

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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

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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

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BOOK: How To Be Ultra Spiritual

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What would it take to create a successful physical products business from the ground up? You can hear how James Swanwick made it happen on this episode. From making the decision to start his brand while running on the beach to building out a team, split testing, and maximizing profits you will hear what James did, step by step to start, build, and establish his physical products business. It’s a conversation that will help you see what it takes to get your business rolling right away.

The amazing product idea that came while running on the beach.

James Swanwick was running on the beach near his home in Australia when he heard Ryan Daniel Moran speaking about the opportunities that come from building a physical products brand and business (he was listening to the Freedom Fast Lane podcast). By the time James got home he had decided he was going to build his own business. He called his brother, established a partnership, and got the ball rolling. His success is almost legendary. You can hear the exact product brand James built and how he did it, on this episode.

Promoting his product brand through podcast interviews.

Most people who build a physical products brand immediately begin pushing for reviews, using Facebook ads, etc. James Swanwick made the decision to get himself featured on podcasts as one of his main ways of promoting his sleep improvement brand. But he didn’t do it by telling them about his great products. Instead, he focused on how he could bring great information and help to the podcasters and their audiences. Find out how James built the brand and success that caught Ryan’s attention and got him on the show.

Targeting the biohacking niche to find his raving fans.

One of the ways you can best promote your brand is to find the exact niche of people who will most excited about your products. When you are able to get your high-quality products into their hands and build enthusiasm through conversations and contests, you’ll find that niche doing the heavy lifting of promotion and your brand will begin to rock. James Swanwick tells how he targeted the biohacking community with his sleep products and the great results that his company experienced when those people got enthused about his products.

Using Facebook pixels and video to retarget people interested in his products.

When James Swanwick began using Facebook ads to promote his blue blocker glasses he devised a plan to do more effective promotions and get more sales. First, he ran an ad to very specific communities and people - like those interested in biohacking. Then he used Facebook pixels to retarget those who clicked on his ads. What did he send their way? Videos of all kinds, including video testimonials of people who loved his products. His results have been stellar and he’s going to share how he did it, on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:24] Ryan’s introduction to James Swanwick, his guest today.
  • [1:55] How you can get in on Ryan’s training and the Tribe Summit.
  • [3:21] James discovered how to launch his Amazon products while running on the beach.
  • [5:00] The different marketing approach James used for his Swanick Sleep glasses.
  • [10:01] How James sought podcast interviews to promote his brand.
  • [14:14] The Facebook advertising approach that James has discovered and used.
  • [17:02] The results James has seen from his efforts.
  • [18:45] Why James fancies himself as the CEO of a sleep company.
  • [20:30] The big things that made a difference for James and his product promotions.
  • [24:00] Getting your price right through testing is vital to maximum profits.
  • [26:10] The importance of testing everything in your physical product business.
  • [32:45] The team James has built to run his business.
  • [37:37] The point when it was viable for James to go all-in on this business.
  • [39:40] The things James does to deal with the fear he feels everyday.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED:

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Use video for product promotions, testimonials, and product info pages. If you can get video of customers interacting with your products, you will win.

Connect With Today’s guest: James Swanwick

Website: http://JamesSwanwick.com/

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February had some setbacks, apart from that Ryan’s businesses collectively totaled over a million dollars in revenue, which is slightly lower than last month’s revenue. In this podcast episode Ryan shares the status of his businesses, how they’re doing, as well as investments and their growth or retraction.

This month was tough across all board’s, there were quite a bit of challenges to say the least.

A good deal came to light with an acquisition that closed on February 1. The revenues generated on that business were $250,000. compared to the month before and looking at the comparison of the businesses measured in January compared to the businesses in February, there is about a $350,000 retraction from January into February.

Mini Vacation Delayed This Income Report

Getting this income report to you later than usual, For the first time in 4 years Ryan took a vacation for more than a few days. something he has never done. It was great..the most important thing when working hard is making sure you make some time for R&R...

Lets Break Down The Revenues

Breaking down the revenues: top line revenue was about $1 million over all of the businesses, and the breakdown looked like this:

So Let’s Break Down The Revenues primary business is sports nutrition and fitness company, revenues for that were about 450,000. didn’t have a whole lot of orders in February.

Good Things Can Now Come To Light

Ryan did strike a fantastic retail deal that will take the products in between 800 and 1100 stores nationwide in the next 30 to 45 days. As soon as that is live and actually, physically in stores nationwide, Ryan will talk more about it.

Orders did not come in until March. the team was caught in the in between Amazon orders in January, and March, as well as the retail orders kick in March, but there was a gap in February where there were Ryan didn’t have the same amount of orders that we would normally have.

the good news is that Ryan finally have cracked the launch processes and the ranking processes on Amazon in a way that is more sustainable, and profitable, and faster.

 

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It’s clear that there is no one way to build a business - but there ARE ways that you can build a business quicker and more successfully. Those are the ways Ryan likes to pursue. Why waste time and money? Just get things done and enjoy the fruit of your labors more quickly. Toward that end, Ryan loves the way crowdfunding can be combined with a product or brand launch on Amazon. The two go hand in hand, and to explain how that’s true Ryan’s invited a crowdfunding expert and consultant, Khierstyn Ross to walk through some of the important things you need to think about as you launch products using crowdfunding.

The power of crowdfunding to raise seed money.

Unless you raise a ton of capital from angel investors or other funding platforms, you’re not going to have the seed money you need to build out more professional or technical product ideas and brands. Crowdfunding is one way you can get past that extra large hurdle. Using platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo you can raise the seed money for your product and get things rolling within 30 to 60 days. But you should never try to do it on your own. There are people who have made it their business to analyze the campaigns that work best, find out why they worked the way they did, and how to take lessons from those approaches to help new products make a splash through successful crowdfunding campaigns. Khierstyn Ross is one of those people and she’s got a lot of great crowdfunding tips to share with you, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Why crowdfunding is a great way to validate your product idea.

It’s always a shame when someone has what they believe is a great product idea and invests tons of time and money developing it, only to discover that the market really doesn’t show that people want it. How can you avoid that costly mistake? One way is to utilize crowdfunding to validate the demand for the product ideas you have. But you don’t want to run a crowdfunding campaign on an idea alone. You want to ensure that you understand what you’re getting into before you take that step - and Khierstyn Ross is on the show to explain how you can do that, so be sure you listen.

Crowdfunding should be the first step in a long game.

Many people who get into crowdfunding think it’s simply a way to make some quick cash by building out a product they can sell. But those who understand the power of crowdfunding know that it’s just the first step in a much longer game. Successful brands consisting of many products can be built using crowdfunding, which makes for an ongoing, profitable business that can eventually be sold for great profits. Find out how to approach crowdfunding the right way on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane from Ryan’s guest, Khierstyn Ross.

Do NOT start crowdfunding when all you have is a product idea.

If you want one of the most important pieces of advice about running a crowdfunding campaign, here it is: Build your product prototype first, before you start a Crowdfunding campaign. If you don’t have an educated idea of what it’s really going to take to build your product and fulfill orders you’ll likely burn through your crowdfunding money before you get anything built - and your long-term business plans will be in jeopardy. Khierstyn Ross shares the experiences she’s had helping many companies not only have successful campaigns but actually build long-term successful brands.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:26] Ryan’s introduction to this episode about crowdfunding as an audience builder.
  • [3:13] Why Amazon and crowdfunding are such a great partnership.
  • [6:15] Crowdfunding as a long term play - using the crowdfunding audience to launch new products.
  • [9:22] What kinds of products or events can be crowdfunded successfully?
  • [11:30] The types of things that do NOT work on crowdfunding platforms.
  • [13:42] When is it time to start your crowdfunding campaign?

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Consider crowdfunding as a way to get your seed funding, validate your product idea, and launch in a way you can’t do as easily or quickly.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Build your product prototype first, before you start a Crowdfunding campaign. If you don’t have an educated idea of what it’s really going to take to build your product out and fulfill orders you’ll likely burn through your crowdfunding money before you get anything built.

Connect With Today’s guest: KHIERSTYN ROSS

Website: www.CrowdfundingUncut.com

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Every Amazon private label seller wants to find that product that is the next big thing… and they want to be the one to benefit from the buying frenzy. But it doesn’t just happen. Ever. There are intentional and carefully contrived organic sales strategies and product promotions that have to happen in order for those big things to become big. You can take the trial and error route and figure it out on your own over time (if you have the time and money to walk that road). Or, you can learn from the people who have done that work themselves. Casey Gauss of Viral Launch is one of those people. He’s Ryan’s guest on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane and shares his view of the road to product success.

What does it really take to rank your private label product for keywords on Amazon?

If you’ve ever looked into the backend of the Amazon seller dashboard you know that there are a couple of places and ways that you can attempt to optimize your listing for keywords. But you probably also know that there’s more to it than simply entering your keywords in those places. Casey Gauss says that the main thing that drives a product to rank in Amazon’s organic search is organic sales. If you think about that for a minute you’ll see that it’s almost a chicken and egg scenario. If you need organic sales to rank, then how are you going to get them if you aren’t ranking? Casey shares what he’s seen working in terms of promotions and marketing to push the organic sales of a product on Amazon.

What do top Amazon sellers do that is different than everyone else?

In any business, there are thousands of things you COULD focus on - and when it comes to private label product sales on Amazon, sometimes it feels like there are even more things to consider. Product images, item descriptions, keyword optimization, product improvement and development - you know the pain, right? In this conversation, Ryan asked Casey Gauss of Viral Launch what the top selling Amazon companies are doing that is different than everyone else. His answer was simple: They discover the 20% of things they are currently doing that are bringing 80% of their results and they do more of those things. You can get all the details on what Casey most commonly sees those things to be, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Do you really need to build your product brand off of Amazon?

Ryan and many others have long been insisting that it’s vital for Amazon private label sellers to put their eggs into baskets other than Amazon. Primarily that means establishing your own product website with the ability to capture customer email addresses and getting more and more of your customers to purchase their products directly from you. It’s a difficult task but offers benefits far beyond what Amazon is willing to offer sellers. While Casey Gauss, founder of Viral Launch doesn’t disagree with that approach he doesn’t feel that it’s as vital as Ryan and others have insisted. His belief is that Amazon is always going to want good quality products to sell and over time is going to make it easier and easier for successful private label sellers to be even more successful on its platform. You can hear the entire thrust of what Casey has to share, on this episode.

Basic things every Amazon seller must master to achieve success.

On this episode, Casey Gauss of Viral Launch was asked what advice he has for Amazon seller. His advice was pretty basic. Once you find a great product at a great price and establish it on the Amazon sales platform, don’t be afraid to push it aggressively. You have got to be the one to make your product move. Organic sales are up to you, nobody else. Educate yourself about how to make your product listings and messaging sing in a way that your ideal customers will respond. And invest the time and money in learning how to do effective promotions. It’s not rocket science but it does take the willingness to educate yourself, test your efforts, and tweak things until you hit your sweet spot. Find out more on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:22] Ryan’s introduction to this episode with his guest, Casey Gauss.
  • [3:22] What is working to promote sales on Amazon right now?
  • [9:05] Ranking for keywords these days on Amazon (early 2017).
  • [15:05] What are the top sellers doing different than everyone else?
  • [22:07] What Casey suggests in the way of product marketing strategies.
  • [26:20] Do you really need a brand that is bigger than Amazon sales?
  • [35:10] What Casey’s transition from one-man show to team has been like.
  • [41:29] Casey’s thoughts about where sales are headed for private label brands.
  • [48:02] Advice for sellers from Casey’s experience working with Viral Launch clients.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Once you get a great product at a great price established, don’t be afraid to push your products aggressively. You have got to be the one to make your product move. Educate yourself about how to make your product listings and messaging sing so it will appeal to your ideal customers.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Sellers who are more successful are putting their focus on the 20% of things that get 80% of their sales results. Discover what parts of your system actually drive sales the most and do those more.

Connect With Today’s guest: Casey Gauss

Website: Viral-Launch

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After hearing this episode of with Matthew Tremolada it should be obvious that there is no excuse for anyone when it comes to starting your own ecommerce business. Matthew Tremolada struggled through the addiction he had to heroin to build a million dollar brand that continues to move forward. His journey is an example of overcoming in spite of personal and practical obstacles. It’s an inspiring story that forced Matthew out of college and into a very desperate place.

Trying to get money for his next hit of heroin, Matthew stepped into ecommerce.

After dropping out of college because of his heroin addiction, Matthew was at his lowest. He was actually looking for more drugs, trying to find ways to finance his habit and found a MLM squeeze page that changed his life and led him into ecommerce sales. Matthew openly shares his story and tells how he made the journey from addict to business owner, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

The things Matthew did to go from $20K/month to $50K/month.

One of the things every entrepreneur has to be comfortable with is risk. Matthew says that to move from $20K per month in sales to $50K, the only thing he had to change was his attitude about risk. He had to let himself become uncomfortable, to make himself uncomfortable both financially and in terms of the skills he had to learn to scale the business. The risks were worth it for him and he shares how he made that mindset shift, the results it had, and how his struggle to grow impacted himself and his family, on this episode.

Building out the systems that allow the ecommerce business to scale.

When Ryan asked his guest, Matthew Tremolada what he’s doing to scale his business to the point of making a consistent $100K per month in sales, he said that the primary thing is building the systems needed for the recurring income to be consistent and strong. He believes that once the systems are in place he’ll be able to position the company attractively to be sold. Find out how he’s accomplished this so quickly and how he plans to sell the company, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Anyone can succeed if they really want to. Here’s a story that will inspire anyone.

Matthew Tremolada’s end goal is to build a business and income that will enable him to discover the things about life and the universe that he’s curious about. He’s eager to learn more about the possibilities of immortality for the human race and believes that his business can set him up to have the freedom to experience those areas of interest. Matthew allowed himself no excuses in pursuing his dreams and his business. He determined he was going to make it work, no matter what. You can hear his story and where he’s headed, on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:21] Ryan’s introduction to this episode and his guest, Matthew Tremolada.
  • [2:10] The current state of Matthew’s business and how he began with Amazon.
  • [7:37] Where Matthew began: Dropping out of college and searching for heroin.
  • [11:19] Moving to private label sales to build a wider business model.
  • [13:53] The transition from opportunity chasing to building an actual business.
  • [21:08] Infusions of capital to fuel business growth: How Matthew built his funding.
  • [22:30] The growth plan to get to a consistent $100K per month in sales.
  • [26:38] Why Matthew decided to bring on capital partners.
  • [29:56] The biggest contributors to the success of Matthew’s business (his thoughts).
  • [31:49] The difference in Matthew that has come from his success.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Educate yourself and set your mind. You won’t get anywhere if you don’t know what to do. But even more importantly, you won’t get anywhere if you don’t truly believe you can.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Consider finding capital partners who believe in your business and your approach. The infusion of capital can often provide opportunities and timing that you can’t easily achieve on your own.

Connect With Today’s guest: Matthew Tremolada

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Everything has an ROI. EVERYTHING. If you are investing time, energy, or money into a thing, it needs to be producing a benefit to you that is greater than what you’re investing in it. If that’s NOT the case, then you are bleeding and need to bring it to a halt immediately. On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Ryan walks through the 5 financial investments that he believes have the greatest ROI for any entrepreneur. He also gives you 4 “honorable mention” categories of investment that he loves for their own unique reasons. It’s short. It’s sweet. And it’s powerful. You’ll want to hear this one.

Are you getting the best ROI from your skillset?

Many entrepreneurs don’t realize that their skill set is one of the most highly leverageable resources they have to increase ROI. It’s the one thing that you are ENTIRELY in control of and can increase immediately through learning, work ethic, and repetition, among other things. On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Ryan has a new way for you to think about your skill set that can help you increase the ROI of your business by investing in the most important commodity you have – yourself.

Do you think about your network as an area where you can increase your ROI?

Every one of us has a network of people who either support or detract from the goals we are shooting for. It’s not a realm where you normally think of ROI, but it should be. The people you surround yourself with will directly impact the return you get on the time you invest in achieving your personal and business goals. And the time, effort, and money you spend investing in your network will pay off in massive ways if you take advantage of the opportunities that those investments afford you. On this episode, Ryan tells how he’s learning that his network is in a very real way, his net worth. Listen to learn how to expand and maximize your connections.

If you can’t impact a business’s direction, you’re wasting your ROI.

Over the years Ryan has invested in business opportunities where he had little ability to impact the direction and outcomes of the business. What he discovered was that those opportunities didn’t amount to as much as the things he was directly involved in and thus, his ROI was much lower. The lesson he learned? If you can’t directly impact the direction and outcomes of a business, you’re not going to get the ROI you’re hoping for. It might be better if you steer clear altogether. Find out how to avoid putting yourself in those shoes, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

If you know how to build your audience you will always be able to increase your ROI.

One of the hurdles every entrepreneur eventually faces is the challenge of building their following. You can have the greatest insights, products, or services in the world but if you’re unable to get the people who need it to be interested in it, you will never get the return on the investments you’ve made in your business. That’s why Ryan recommends you begin learning how to build your audience immediately and continue working on your ability to do so as your business grows. When you are able to consistently grow your following you’ll have a captive audience that eagerly receives every new product, service, or opportunity that you develop – and that will increase your ROI every time. Find out more on this episode.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:02] Ryan’s introduction to this episode about highest ROI investments, including the things you invest in your business.
  • [1:15] Why Ryan believes that everything has an ROI to it.
  • [3:59] The importance of getting the best ROI from your skillset.
  • [6:44] Do you think about your network as a realm to increase your ROI?
  • [8:48] When you can impact the course of a business, you have a great opportunity to increase ROI.
  • [10:40] Building your team is a powerful way to increase your ROI.
  • [11:43] If you know how to build your audience you increase your ROI.
  • [15:28] BONUS: Good debt is a great way to increase your ROI.
  • [18:05] BONUS: How real estate can be leveraged to a great ROI.
  • [18:48] BONUS: Dividend-paying stocks as a source of greater ROI.
  • [19:28] BONUS: Anything that reduces your tax burden will increase your ROI.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Understand that everything you have and everything you do has an ROI to it. From health, to your skills, to your business – everything can be tweaked to improve your ROI.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Start building an audience right away. Everything else is easier when you have the audience to support the things you build over time. When you know how to build an audience you know how to leverage everything else to greater success.

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One of the most important things for anyone who wants to build a better life or more successful business is the setting and accomplishment of goals. But we often don’t meet our goals. Do you know why that is? Do you know what holds you back? On this episode, Guy and Ilan from Satori Prime are sharing the things they teach about mindset, goal setting, and goal accomplishment.

All progress starts by telling yourself the truth.

You won’t be able to get anywhere in building a better life or business if you are unwilling to admit what your current situation is, and why you are there. You have to start with telling yourself the truth. That’s the only way you will notice what is really before you and what is holding you back so that you can take steps to move away from it. This episode with the guys from Satori Prime is practical for helping you tell yourself the truth so you can finally begin moving forward.

Setting goals is a hopeful thing. It’s the doing of the goals that is the hard part.

All of us like setting goals because it makes the optimistic part of our brains turn on. It enables us to dream, to imagine a more positive and profitable future. It simply feels good. But when it comes to applying yourself to the accomplishment of those dreams, it’s a different story. If you want to know how to get moving toward the accomplishment of your goals, Ilan and Guy from Satori Prime are on this episode of the podcast to tell you how.

The only goals that really work are goals that pull you towards them.

When you are setting goals you need to ask some hard questions about why you want the goals you’re setting. Is there something outside of yourself that you feel compelled to satisfy or is the goal coming from a place that is entirely internal? You need to know the answer to that question because goals that motivate by “pushing” are the kind of goals that never get accomplished. But goals that pull you, that draw you toward them are almost always accomplished. You can learn the difference and how to spot your true goal-setting motivations from this episode.

To attain your goals you need to chunk them down into manageable pieces.

Let’s choose a crazy goal as an example to help us think about the practical steps of goal setting. Say you want to earn one million dollars in the next calendar year but you’ve never earned that much money in a year before. That goal in its entirety can seem overwhelming and if you stay fixated on that you won’t move very far. So you’ve got to “chunk down” your goals - break them into smaller, bite-sized pieces that are not so overwhelming. That way your mind can grasp the steps to achieving your goals and move you there bit at a time.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:23] Ryan’s introduction to this episode featuring the guys from Satori Prime, Ilan and Guy.
  • [3:39] Why resolutions don’t work at all and what to do instead.
  • [7:10] A very simple way to create your goals for a new year.
  • [11:27] 3 steps you need to take before you ever write down a goal.
  • [17:00] How goals lead you to the challenges that cause breakthrough.
  • [22:11] The best way to handle resistance.
  • [29:12] Learn to think of your own goals like a coach would.
  • [31:30] Bonus tips for creating new goals.
  • [34:08] The kind and size of goals that are possible and how to set them properly.
  • [42:08] Ryan’s summary of the episode.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Stop making resolutions. They don’t work. Instead, you want to look at your mindset and make significant changes in your beliefs.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Learn to counsel yourself like a coach would. When you can get outside your first person perspective you’ll be able to see more objectively and make better decisions.

Connect With Today’s guest: Satori Prime

Website: https://satoriprime.com/

Resources Mentioned On This Episode

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Pay attention to the results that come from the tweaks you make to everything in your business - from systems, to workflow, to sales pages. It’s those little tweaks that will tell you what is working and what is broken. When you are able to optimize what is working and fix what is broken, you’re able to increase your profits. On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Ryan is excited to tell you the things he’s been working on that have generated the $1.1 million for this past month and how he thinks the changes being made will impact the company’s growth.

We’ve struck a deal (almost) with a major retail chain.

One of the things Ryan shares on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane is that he’s in talks right now with a major retail chain to sell one of his product lines in their stores. He’s excited about the possibilities (naturally) and is eager to get the agreement. The reason he's so eager is because he’s confident that he and his team are going to be worlds ahead of the other brands in the space when it comes to marketing. His plan is to take over the market. You can hear why Ryan is moving this product line to a non-Amazon based sales solution and what he expects to come of it, on this episode.

In every business, you need to understand the impact the tweaks you make, are making.

Until you have your business firmly established and dominating your marketplace you need to constantly be assessing the things you do to make the business run. Team structure, workflows, personnel, software - anything that can create a bottleneck in your process and profitability needs to be examined. That’s because the things you change can bring tremendous results - and you want to notice what works so you can do more of it. You’ll also be able to see what is not working and do less of it, change it, or get rid of it altogether. Ryan’s got some strong opinions about the importance of the constant business maintenance that has to happen and he shares them, on this episode.

Every entrepreneur has to learn how to build and lead a team.

One of the things Ryan’s been learning lately is that he needs to become more adept at building and leading a team. He’s got a small team working for him now and constantly finds the challenge of maintaining good culture and building good systems to be difficult. But he believes that every entrepreneur HAS to learn how to do it because it’s the team that multiplies efforts and makes the business better, stronger, and more profitable. This episode is an up to date status report on Ryan’s businesses, including his personal growth journey - so you won’t want to miss it.

Acquiring businesses that can fuel larger dreams.

Ryan has been very outspoken about his goal to purchase the Cleveland Indians baseball team. It’s a dream - so naturally, it’s got to have a plan behind it if it’s going to come true. Ryan’s plan is to acquire and scale existing physical products businesses as a form of investment to fuel the revenue for that dream - and he’s chosen that approach because he feels it’s an aspect of business that he’s really, really good at. You can hear how those plans are going and about the “almost” acquisition of another business in his portfolio, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:01] Ryan’s introduction to this episode: His revenue report for January 2017.
  • [4:26] Dialing-in the launch process for non-Amazon products.
  • [6:03] Striking a deal with a major retail chain: a different business model.
  • [9:50] The supplement company: Body Vega Nutrition.
  • [11:40] The health and profits of Freedom Fast Lane.
  • [14:46] Ryan’s 3 year vision to invest in businesses.
  • [16:30] Goals for 2017.
  • [17:42] Ryan’s personal investments: wrapping up a multi-million dollar acquisition.
  • [19:56] Real estate holdings, fulfillment, restaurant, possible investments with TRIBE members.
  • [22:31] The new revenue for this month.
  • [23:10] Personal life: Ryan’s little girl is growing and delightful - hiring and leading a team.

Resources Mentioned On This Episode

 

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Every business owner needs to know the basics of managing the profits that the business makes. What are the best things to do with the money the business makes? How much should you invest back into the business? When do you know it’s right to take money out of the business and begin investing in other things? This episode of Freedom Fast Lane gives you answers to those questions and more. Ryan’s friend Matthew Paulson shares his approach to cash-flow investing, business profit margins and investments, and much more.

Why a ROTH IRA is the first thing everybody should invest in.

One of the biggest burdens for every citizen, but especially for small business owners, is taxes. It’s only right to pay your fair share of taxes but there’s no reason you should be paying more than you should. On this episode, Matthew Paulson shares his approach to taxes and the use of the legal tools - such as ROTH IRAs that can save you taxes and enable you to get started with investing in simple, but powerful ways.

What about crypto currencies like Bitcoin? Are they good investments?

One of the more trendy and new ways people are investing these days is through crypto currency - a digital form of currency that many people are predicting will be the way we buy and sell in the future. Matthew Paulson, Ryan’s expert guest on this episode feels that these types of investments are far too volatile and that investing in them is more like speculation than it is a true investment. You can hear Matthew’s reasoning and the things he’s learned in running his own businesses and investing his own profits, on this episode.

Are municipal bonds a good investment strategy?

Matthew Paulson believes that for most investors who are in a particular tax bracket, certain bonds are good financial investment vehicles to use. Though the earnings are typically much lower than most investors are hoping for (around 6%) there is a particular use for this kind of investment that Matthew believes every investment portfolio needs. You can hear his thoughts and understand more of whether or not bonds are right for you by listening to this episode.

Is real estate a good investment? If so, at what level does it make sense?

The internet is abuzz about the power of investing in real estate and many people seem to be doing very well purchasing properties, flipping houses, wholesaling, and more. But from Matthew Paulson’s chair, real estate investing only makes sense if you do it on a larger scale, simply because the work required to keep the properties up and managed well is much more than the passive, cash-flow style of business he likes to run. You can hear how Matthew has come to these conclusions and how he advises you consider real estate investing realistically, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:01] One of the most popular classes we’ve taught.
  • [1:00] Ryan’s introduction of Matthew Paulson and the idea of cashflow investing.
  • [7:16] When should you take money out of your business?
  • [10:15] How do you know which investments to make in your business?
  • [13:54] What should you do to invest the money you take out of your business?
  • [16:35] The 3 basics everyone should do when it comes to investing.
  • [25:42] What things should you NOT buy with your profits?
  • [27:04] Why digital or crypto currencies are volatile and not a good investment.
  • [30:27] The types of investments you SHOULD buy.
  • [33:30] What about municipal or government bonds?
  • [36:05] Owning real estate as an investment.
  • [40:04] All-in on your business and diversification in your investments.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: When you are first starting you’ll likely have to put most of what you earn back into your business. That’s what fuels growth and cash-flow and enables you to learn how things are going to work.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Set a minimum profit margin in your business. It will help you when evaluating opportunities and keep you focused on what you really want to accomplish.

Connect With Today’s guest: Matthew Paulson

Website: http://www.mattpaulson.com/

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Resources Mentioned On This Episode

 


One of the things Ryan and the FFL team are focusing on in 2017 and beyond is acquiring assets that produce cash flow. And that doesn’t necessarily mean what you think it means. Most people think of real estate or traditional investments. But today’s guest, Shakil Prasla has built a small empire of businesses through buying existing, profitable businesses that he can optimize and automate. Then he moves on to the next one. It’s a fascinating model and this is a fascinating conversation. You’ll learn a lot about an asset building model that very few people seem to be doing.

Shakil Prasla is a business investor, meaning he buys and optimizes existing businesses.

When Shakil Prasla bought his first business it didn’t take long for him to see that he didn’t want to be wrapped up in the details of the business, carrying out the daily operations himself. He wanted to build systems and hire a team that could do it for him. That way he would be relatively free to purchase another business, optimize it for greater cash flow, then move on. On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, you’ll hear Shakil describe how he got started with this kind of investment model and the kind of amazing results he’s having. It’s got Ryan’s mind churning about his own possibilities, and it will probably do the same for you.

Simple hacks to improve a business you buy can result in 40% increase in profits.

When you buy a business that is already producing a profit there are often relatively simple things you can do to improve its profitability almost immediately. It sounds too good to be true - but it IS true. For example, in one situation, Shakil Prasla simply analyzed the bounce rate of website visitors, pinpointed the reasons potential customers were leaving the website, made a few simple changes, and increased visitor retention and sales by 40%. Forty percent! That’s an incredible gain with a very small amount of work. You can hear more about how Shakil optimizes his newly acquired businesses, on this episode.

Finding good people to run your business is vital for success. Here’s how Shakil does it.

Anyone who runs a business knows that the team you hire to do the work of the business is vitally important. And if you are like Shakil Prasla and want to be out of the daily running of the business, it’s even more important that you find managers who are not only competent but also trustworthy and aligned with your vision for the business. In this conversation, Ryan asks Shakil how he finds the good people to run his businesses and what he does to assess and train them to be successful. It’s a great lesson in onboarding and team building that anyone will benefit from.

How much should you pay for an internet-based business?

When you talk about purchasing profitable businesses as cash-flow assets it’s hard to know exactly what you should pay for the business. After all, it’s worth more than the annual cash-flow, but how much? Since Shakil Prasla has built a business portfolio through business acquisitions Ryan decided it was a great opportunity to find out what an experienced guy like him would say to the question. If you’d like to know what Shakil is usually willing to pay for a profitable business - and in so doing know what you’re might be worth to a buyer - you should listen to this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.



Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:16] Ryan’s introduction to Shakil - and the business model he uses.
  • [2:08] How Shakil got started in business.
  • [3:24] The type of businesses that Shakil buys.
  • [5:36] The importance of a great team.
  • [8:19] Shakil’s role as owners - passing off the work to managers.
  • [8:50] The process of finding the good people to run the business.
  • [11:10] The complications that can happen in this business model.
  • [15:45] Exploring the growth strategies possible in potential businesses.
  • [19:00] Maximizing the previous owner’s missed opportunities and adding product line improvements.
  • [21:40] 4 key ways to get financing for a business purchase.
  • [24:30] How Shakil finds the businesses he purchases.
  • [25:57] The first months after buying a business. What does it require to run it well?
  • [27:30] Taking breaks between acquisitions? What’s realistic?
  • [28:45] The reasonable multiple Shakil looks for in companies he might buy.
  • [30:53] The hardest part of the process: the risk of online businesses.
  • [35:04] How you can find and support Shakil.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Understand that any existing capital can be invested in businesses just as much as property or stocks. Finding the right businesses for sale and exploring their potential is a great way to build a portfolio of business investments.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Once you purchase an existing business, ask the previous owner what improvements he/she has considered but hasn’t implemented. Find out why. Often, you can implement some simple improvements and see immediate profits.

Connect With Today’s guest: Shakil Prasla

Website: http://szventures.com/

Shakil(at)SZVentures.com

On Twitter

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Resources Mentioned On This Episode

Direct download: shakilprasla.mp3
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Every person who is trying to make something significant of their life is faced with the challenge of effective time management. We all have the same 24 hours - but it’s what we choose to do with them that will make the difference between success and mediocrity. This episode features Ryan’s good friend, Sean Coyne who shares his use of the Eisenhower Matrix to determine the tasks that are worth focusing on at any given time. It’s a great, practical way to evaluate all you have to do so that you can do the truly important things.

What IS this thing called the Eisenhower Matrix?

The Eisenhower Matrix gets its name from former President and U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower. It’s a tool he used to manage his own time and priorities and has proven to be a failsafe way to make decisions, delegate, and prioritize. In reality, it’s nothing more than a chart with 4 squares that you can use to evaluate every task you have to do and make decisions. On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Sean Coyne describes how he uses the tool and makes recommendations for best decision-making, delegation, and achievement. If you are at all struggling with making the most of the hours you’ve been given, this episode is for you.

Delegation is a skill you’ve got to learn. Here are some tips for doing it well.

One of the things the Eisenhower Matrix helps you determine is whether or not a task on your to-do list is something that YOU have to do. If not, then you need to figure out a way to delegate that task to someone else - a person on your team, a sub-contractor, a person from Fiverr - anybody but you. Sean Coyne walks through some of the most important parts of what goes into good delegation and what often causes efforts at delegation to fail, on this episode.

Increase the time you have is by establishing a “don’t do” category for tasks.

When you first look at your to-do list every day you may feel overwhelmed. It’s a natural feeling at times so don’t beat yourself up about it. BUT, many of the tasks on that list may be things that you really shouldn’t do at all. If you are able to determine what they are then you can cross them off your list immediately. On this episode, Sean Coyne unpacks a simple way to find the “don’t do” tasks on your list so you can focus your efforts on things that matter more. It’s all on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

If you are going to manage your time well, you’ve got to practice.

It’s great to learn about new tools to help you manage your time and projects - like the Eisenhower Matrix Sean shares on this episode. But if you don’t put them into practice and keep on practicing them, you’re going to wind up frustrated and worst of all, remain unproductive. No matter what your personality or bent, when the rubber meets the road you’ve simply got to do it - over and over again to be productive. Sean Coyne gives his best tips for staying at it and developing habits that can serve well over time. This one is a “must listen” episode of the show.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:00] How you can connect with Freedom Fast Lane TV.
  • [0:35] Ryan’s introduction to his friend Sean Coyne.
  • [3:29] Sean’s introduction to the Eisenhower Matrix and the basics of its use.
  • [8:00] A deeper dive into each of the categories on the matrix.
  • [10:22] Tips about applying your decisions to each quadrant on the matrix.
  • [14:14] The different way of thinking required by the tasks you must delegate.
  • [16:45] One way to determine what tasks belong in the “don’t do” category.
  • [19:14] Practice, practice, practice.
  • [20:14] The most important of the 4 categories in the Eisenhower Matrix.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Google the Eisenhower Matrix and learn the basics of how the tool works. The more you know a great system like this the more potential you have for managing your time and efforts well.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Take the time to USE a tool like the Eisenhower Matrix - regularly. Nothing Sean has shared will do you any good if you don’t employ it in your life.

Resources Mentioned On This Episode

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When it comes to generating audiences and building product brands around them, the window has closed on the traditional way of doing things and a new strategy is needed. New opportunities are opening up to provide more sales, repeat customers, and higher priced products. This conversation between Ryan and fellow entrepreneur Ezra Firestone highlights the changes that are in play and how you can leverage them to accomplish record growth in your business for 2017!

Moving Past Amazon

Physical product owners dependent on Amazon will likely be acquired, have to operate like a big brand, or get swallowed up. Ezra Firestone is one of the few who has been able to build an audience outside of Amazon and produce millions in income. In this conversation, Ezra talks about how to make the shift to leverage the Amazon cash flow to fund building an actual business. People are often discouraged by the technology hurdles associated with moving away from Amazon to other platforms. Ezra offers hope for getting past those hurdles to a much bigger market by going after more than just query-based traffic.

What is the one skill set you need to achieve success in marketing your business?

One skill set is more important than the others. Find out what it is in this fast-paced, highly-motivating conversation with Ezra Firestone. The content and the platforms that really work to get potential buyers to engage with you may not be what you think. Find out what platforms can bring you the people who will love your product! If you move outside the box and stick with it, the potential for business growth is huge!

Driving Sales with Touch-Based Content

Reach your potential market by creating videos, targeted to specific geographic audiences and device types. The way people consume the digital medium has fundamentally changed. Ezra Firestone talks about how to develop a strategy for re-targeting people based on their responses to an initial video. Meeting them where they are, touching on collective experiences, and amplifying content on multiple platforms, results in better cost-per-acquisition, even though the sales cycle is longer.

Ezra Firestone’s Three Pillars for Advertising and Business

The three pillars are Ezra’s way of defining his process of moving people from not knowing about him to being a fully engaged and loyal customer. He never stops the process of communicating with people based on how they engage with him. His business has skyrocketed through focusing on the three pillars and building an effective team around them.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [00:01] Ryan Daniel Moran introduces this episode and guest Ezra Firestone
  • [04:48] How to make the shift to building an audience outside of Amazon
  • [08:57] Overcoming the technology hurdles in moving away from Amazon
  • [13:30] The one skill set you need
  • [14:00] Driving sales by creating and targeting videos
  • [16:39] Where to send potential buyers, based on consumer need
  • [20:56] Traffic Driving on Facebook, Messenger, and other platforms
  • [29:36] How the launch process has changed; releasing new products without query searches
  • [34:04] Three pillars of advertising
  • [36:19] Putting together your team and facilitating growth
  • [47:00] Determining what sticks
  • [56:30] Who will succeed in 2017?

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Be willing to commit your attention to advertising over time. Invest the time and money that is needed and don’t quit too soon.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Spend a few hours each week consuming content for further education.

Connect With Today’s guest: Ezra Firestone

Website:

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Resources Mentioned On This Episode

 

Direct download: ezrafirestone.mp3
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When we are honest about what it takes to build a company from scratch, as a founder who’s building a team or a one man entrepreneur, there are certain things that are part of the journey that can’t be avoided. Fear and insecurity are part of that. It’s how you handle those things internally that will make the difference between being hindered by them or helped by them. This conversation between Ryan and his friend Kamal Ravikant is an exploration of the inner game, the work that has to be done slowly but diligently over time to ensure that you, the person at the heart of your company, is able to grow and pivot as the demands of business increase. It’s worth your time. Seriously.

How can entrepreneurs learn to deal with the fears that arise on the journey?

Every entrepreneur, if they are honest, will admit that fear plays a significant part in the journey toward success. The temptation is to feel that because you are fearful, you are not OK, you are not normal. But the reality is that it’s common to everyone who’s trying to do something great in life or business. Kamal Ravikant has experienced that fear himself, numerous times. He believes that it can’t be overcome entirely, but that each person can learn to think about it in a way that will serve them rather than hinder them. When that pivot is made, everything changes. Find out more about how Kamal has learned to use fear to his benefit, on this episode.

Why Kamal decided to write a fable instead of another non-fiction book?

You’ve heard the saying, “Leaders are readers.” That’s an apt description of entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are entirely into reading non-fiction books. The next best-selling business book is always on the reading list, always on the agenda for most successful business leaders. But Ryan has recently discovered a powerful goal for fiction reading, especially the kind of story that stretches you - that enables you to see yourself or your life in new ways that allow you to examine, change, and grow. Kamal Ravikant has written “Rebirth” as one of THOSE kinds of books. Ryan says it’s one of your MUST READ books for 2017. Find out more on this episode.

Why it’s ALL about the inner game.

Every business that grows does so because it has a foundation that can support the growth. And at the foundation of that foundation, is the business leader - the entrepreneur who has the vision, builds the infrastructure, and keeps things moving. THAT is the reason that business growth and success is as much about the founder’s personal inner game as it is about anything else. If he/she is not growing, stretching, learning, and becoming capable of supporting the business growth in new and meaningful ways, the growth will stagnate and die. This conversation with Kamal Ravikant is an enlightening look into the inner game and the dynamics that make it so pivotal in the growth of any business.

How do you navigate the overwhelm? Do the next right thing.

If you are a business owner you know the feeling of overwhelm. It’s a given. There are myriad situations day after day that make overwhelm a reality. The way to navigate it is not just to push through, it’s to push through with wisdom and discernment, refusing to let the massive weight of all that is before you smother you. You’ve got to do the next right thing. Then the next right thing. Then the next one. That’s how you move forward and get out of overwhelm. Kamal Ravikant tells his hard-learned lessons about dealing with overwhelm on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:02] Ryan’s introduction of Kamal Ravikant.
  • [3:15] Kamal’s background in tech, Silicon Valley, and venture capital.
  • [4:40] The journey entrepreneurs travel and the learning that comes from the journey.
  • [9:30] Where does the stress come from giving your all on the journey?
  • [12:24] How can someone shift from insecurity and fear to security and confidence?
  • [18:18] Unexpected advice for CEOs: Get rid of negative people fast.
  • [21:00] Kamal’s transition to writing fiction instead of nonfiction.
  • [27:20] An overview of the story: Rebirth.
  • [29:10] How should entrepreneurs think about pausing to enjoy the journey instead of delaying gratification and joy for the sake of the company?
  • [36:50] Why it’s important to do the next right thing and not get overwhelmed.
  • [38:22] Why Kamal believes “Rebirth” is a very special book that will help you.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Learn to become “OK” with the reality that fear is part of the entrepreneurial process and will never be overcome. But you can learn to use it for your advantage.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: When facing overwhelm, simply relax and do the next right thing. It requires patience discernment but it’s the only way forward.

Connect With Today’s guest: Kamal Ravikant

Website: http://rebirthfable.com/

On Twitter

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Resources Mentioned On This Episode

Direct download: kamalravikantrebirth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Predictions. Everybody has them but very few people are right. Ryan has a track record of being fairly right - sort of. And he’s trying his hand at it again. On this episode, Ryan revisits his predictions from the end of last year and makes additional predictions about what he sees coming in a variety of realms for 2017. If you want to know what he thinks is coming down the pike for Amazon sellers, in regard to the economy, and in the BASEBALL season coming up, be sure you make the time to listen.

The wild west phase of Amazon sales is over.

It used to be that anybody could create a product that sells pretty successfully on Amazon but those days are over. Not only is the market becoming more and more crowded but the bigger brands are moving in. The money they throw into the process makes it extremely difficult for the little guy to get the leverage needed to launch a new product. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You can hear how Ryan suggests new sellers go about building their brand before they launch, on this episode.

What should you expect from the Trump administration in 2017?

Now that the dust has settled from the most contentious election in U.S. history, what can we expect from our President-elect and his administration? Ryan believes that Donald Trump will become a centrist President, working hard to bring people from both sides of the political spectrum to a middle ground where they can work together to make some changes. If you’d like to hear the details of how Ryan believes that move will impact foreign policy, Obamacare, and the economy, he unpacks all of it in this predictions episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

The economy is still going strong. But will it last?

In last year’s prediction episode of the Freedom Fast Lane podcast, Ryan Daniel Moran said that he believed the economy would take a steep turn downward in 2016. It appears that he was wrong. But he continues to feel that things can’t go on unchecked as they have been. There’s too much overvaluation of companies and real estate and he doesn’t see how it can sustain itself much longer. So he’s predicting an economic decline again in 2017 - but thinks it’s going to be a good thing overall. Find out why on this episode.

New things coming from the Freedom Fast Lane team.

Moving forward the Freedom Fast Lane podcast is going to be bringing you great content and experts in business just as it has in the past. But the team is working to organize that content into seasons, where you can find certain areas of focus blocked together so that you can binge on the same area of interest all at once in one season’s content rather than have to hunt all over the website and podcast episodes to find it. More details are coming soon!

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:45] Ryan’s intro to this episode.
  • [1:59] Predictions about the Amazon sales channel.
  • [8:32] Predictions regarding the Walmart/Jet trend.
  • [9:15] How new and innovative products are going to grow in the future.
  • [10:35] A new kind of wide open west period on the horizon.
  • [12:30] 2017 will be the year of the big brand in online sales - and how it impacts you.
  • [16:07] Last year’s political and economic predictions Ryan got totally wrong!
  • [18:07] The political predictions for 2017 - Trump, centrist leadership, Obamacare.
  • [20:50] Economic predictions Ryan missed and why he’s standing by them.
  • [24:17] Ways you can buy businesses through Freedom Fast Lane’s tribe.
  • [26:19] Ryan’s predictions about BASEBALL - he got it right and what he thinks is coming in 2017.
  • [28:25] Emerging trends Ryan got right and where things are heading in 2017.
  • [32:54] Overseas policy predictions: tariffs, building a wall, and nothing to worry about.
  • [33:45] The future content production ideas coming from Freedom Fast Lane.  

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Start building an email list and community behind your niche now! You’ve got to be able to launch your brand and products with some momentum behind it in the future. You may even consider a crowdfunding platform to build interest.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Build your brand more than trying to build one-off products that sell. 2017 will be the year of the big brand and the more you can be seen AS a brand the more successful you will be.

Resources Mentioned On This Episode

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There are lots of crazy things people to do to attain success. Jesse Itzler is one of the rare individuals who does crazy things more for the experience and the learning than for anything else. In this conversation you’re going to get a quick dive into the mind and life of an amazing guy who has built million dollar companies, intentionally put himself in the most difficult of circumstances, and has come away hungry for more. You won’t want to miss this conversation with Jesse Itzler.

Building a private jet company from nothing but an idea.

When Jesse Itzler and his business partner had the idea to sell $25 flight cards to enable people to have access to private jets many people thought they were crazy. When they had the opportunity to pitch their idea to the founder of NetJets they were thrown out of the meeting within 12 minutes. But they discovered after the fact that was actually a good thing. If you want to hear the incredible story of how two 20-something guys build and sold a company worth millions you’ve got to hear this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Failure is only the end if you stop trying.

Many attempts at building successful companies but failing all the same only taught Jesse Itzler one thing: You’ve got to keep trying. He’s the kind of guy who sees each try as part of the learning curve you have to go through in order to gain the experience and knowledge that will eventually make you successful. It’s a long game that pays off - but only if you refuse to let the failures beat you. Jesse shares how the failures have served him and explains how yours can serve you, on this episode.

He invited the toughest man alive to live with him for 30 days.

Jesse Itzler is not a guy to stay inside the box. When he had the opportunity to meet a Navy SEAL who was touted to be the toughest man alive Jesse had a crazy idea. He invited the guy to move in with him for 30 days and teach him everything he knew. They guy felt that if Jesse was crazy enough to ask then he’d be crazy enough to take him up on the offer. Jesse didn’t know what he was in for. On this episode, Jesse tells the whole story - from oxygen deprivation to no pee zones, to jumping into frozen lakes - the endurance, perseverance, and mindset lessons he learned have made Jesse even more of the undefeatable entrepreneur he is today. You’ll love this one.

Freedom Fast Lane LIVE 2016 is still open for registrations. Get yours today.

The one thing Ryan is most proud of that the Freedom Fast Lane team does every year is the Freedom Fast Lane LIVE events. Last year’s event was outrageously successful and this year’s promises to be an even bigger deal. You won’t want to miss today’s guest, Jesse Itzler, one of the speakers on day two - as well as the all-star investment panel, Peter Diamandis, and many others. You can hear how to get your ticket on this episode so be sure you listen.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:05] Ryan’s introduction of Jesse Itzler, an amazing man and entrepreneur.
  • [1:44] How you can still get your tickets for Freedom Fast Lane LIVE 2016.
  • [3:05] How Jesse got into the private jet business.
  • [6:50] How failure has taught Jesse to persevere and move ahead in spite of failures.
  • [11:37] Moving on to charity events and coconut water.
  • [13:42] Jesse’s book about a Navy SEAL who lived with him and trained his mindset.
  • [18:57] How Jesse and his wife, Sara Blakely met.
  • [21:05] The next ideas Jesse is working on for his future.
  • [23:12] Jesse’s advice about business and life success.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Don’t let inexperience keep you from trying. Jesse didn’t have any experience in any of the businesses he has made successful. But he knew how to learn, work, and pivot to find success.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Learn to shake it up. Learn that you are capable of much more than you think you are even when you’re at the peak of your perceived performance.

Connect With Today’s guest: Jesse Itzler

Website: http://www.the100mileman.com/

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Physical products are purchased by real people, people who have to become aware of the product in order to purchase it. That may sound like an obvious statement but too often those who create brands around physical products imagine all these buyers out there but don’t take the time to think through how they are going to find those actual people. On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Ryan chats with Khierstyn Ross about how she’s used crowdfunding multiple times to not only fund the creation of a physical product but also to build an audience of people interested in the product. You’ll get some great ideas from this conversation.

Crowdfunding is powerful but it’s not easy.

Many people think that crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are no-brainer ways to raise money to start a company. But the reality is that for every successful crowdfunding campaign there are many that fail. It takes hard work, market research, and a great campaign strategy to get your brand off the ground using crowdfunding. Khierstyn Ross has learned her lessons the hard way and through that process has built a business responsible for over $1.2 million in crowdfunding success for her clients. On this episode Ryan picks her brain about the strategies and approaches that have worked well to build sustainable physical product brands, so be sure you listen.

How crowdfunding can help you build your audience.

One of the most difficult aspects of any business is the marketing. You’ve got to find effective and appealing ways to get your products in front of the people who are most likely to need and buy them. Khierstyn Ross has discovered that though they weren't originally intended for building an audience, crowdfunding platforms are excellent ways to find those raving fans. Just think about it: Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns are raising funds from people who are excited to see the product created so that THEY can use it. What better audience could you have? Khierstyn shares how she advises companies to make the most of the crowdfunding audience, on this episode.

You’ve got that great email list. How can it help your crowdfunding campaign?

When Ryan asked Khierstyn Ross how successful crowdfunding campaigns are using existing lists of customers or prospects she was quick to say that one of the biggest mistakes she sees is that though someone may have a large list, they often have let it go cold. In other words, they haven’t been staying in front of their list members often enough, providing good and helpful content all along. So when they suddenly show up in inboxes with an ask (like a crowdfunding campaign), people tend to view it unfavorably even though they did sign up to be on the list once upon a time. On this episode, Khierstyn shares the best ways to avoid that kind of response and get your list fired up about your campaign.

Is a crowdfunding campaign a good option for your next physical product?

What might it be like if you had all the money you needed to purchase, develop, brand, and establish your physical product line? Crowdfunding can do that for you. But you’ve got have the right product and the right approach. Khierstyn Ross has walked alongside many campaign managers to help them navigate the ins and outs of a successful product launch and on this episode she shares what she’s learned about good and bad products for crowdfunding, and how you can do your best to optimize your product line for a successful crowdfunding launch.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:05] Ryan’s introduction to this episode with Khierstyn Ross, crowdfunding expert.
  • [2:25] How Khierstyn has gotten to be a great crowdfunding consultant and expert.
  • [6:00] The types of products that do well in crowdfunding.
  • [12:26] The elements that go into a good launch strategy.
  • [18:23] What Khierstyn considers to be a successful campaign, and what should expectations be for a crowdfunding campaign?
  • [24:04] The things you should be doing with your email list if you want to do a crowdfunding campaign.
  • [29:58] Using crowdfunding to build an audience.
  • [29:50] The step by step bootcamp we provide for you to build your business.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Start building your email list YESTERDAY. If you can gather a crowd of people who are excited about your products and brand, any crowdfunding campaign will be that much easier to make successful.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Create and use Facebook groups to invite people into a private access club where people can get swag, discounts, etc. - then use those people to promote the products as a street team.

Connect With Today’s guest: Khierstyn Ross

Website: http://www.crowdfundinguncut.com/

K(at)CrowdfundingUncut.com

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On Facebook

On LinkedIn

Resources Mentioned On This Episode

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This episode of Freedom Fast Lane we’re featuring something a bit different. It’s different because it’s not the typical type of episode we bring you. Normally Ryan chats with someone who is killing it in business or investing. But this episode is reversed, it’s an interview of Ryan from another podcast - The Start For Nothing Podcast. You’re going to learn a lot about Ryan, his background, what got him into business, how he started working toward true wealth building, and lots more. Be sure you take the time to get to know the man behind the Freedom Fast Lane brand.

The difference between making money and being an entrepreneur.

There are lots of people out there who can make money. And making money is not a bad thing. But there is a world of difference between making money and being an entrepreneur. A person who is only interested in making money typically does it any way they can. The product or service doesn’t matter to them, they just want to make money. But an entrepreneur is a person who is aiming at something bigger than themselves, looking to serve a specific niche market with products or services that make the end user's life truly better. On this episode, Ryan unpacks why he chose the entrepreneurial path as a better way forward.

Who are you serving? What are their pain points? How can you meet them?

When Ryan was asked how a person who has never run a business before could get started he had 3 simple questions. #1 - Who do you want to serve? #2 - What are their pain points? #2 - How can you meet the need they feel? Once you are able to answer those questions you will be able to come up with the right product or service and build a business. From there it depends on the execution of your plan in simple but effective ways. You can hear Ryan explain the process simply but with a good amount of detail on this episode.

The biggest jumps in growth for you will come from attending live events.

Both Ryan and the man who interviewed him for this episode - Andy Drish - believe that some of the greatest opportunities for personal growth and development come from attending live events. Not only is the content that is shared from the stage powerful but the energy and interaction between participants and presenters lend to a unique environment that spawns growth. Listen as the two chat about the importance of maximizing event attendance and find out more about the upcoming Freedom Fast Lane LIVE event in Austin Texas in December of 2016.

Creating the best event possible while trying not to lose money.

If you are not aware of the upcoming Freedom Fast Lane LIVE event you need to know that it’s an event created to be the event Ryan wants to attend. His thought is that if he creates the event that he’d want to go to, people who resonate with his approach and his message will naturally be drawn to the event as well. Ryan and his team have leveraged everything they can to put on the event with top experts in their respective fields with the goal of creating the best event possible without losing money. This is an event that’s not about profit - it’s about adding the most value possible to those who attend. If you want to attend FFLL this December, listen to this episode to find out more about what to expect and how you can attend.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:05] Ryan’s introduction to this episode: an interview he did on another podcast.
  • [2:00] The upcoming event The Foundation is creating.
  • [4:00] Why Ryan Moran has learned to think big and how it serves him.
  • [7:17] Ryan’s trajectory into business beginning at the age of 5.
  • [9:30] The difference between making money and being an entrepreneur.
  • [11:43] How Ryan went from conservative Christian to angry agnostic and back to a seeker of truth.
  • [16:30] The origin and development of the Freedom Fast Lane LIVE event.
  • [23:04] The power of attending live events.
  • [30:06] The first things to do in order to build a business from scratch.
  • [37:37] How to discover the best channel for you to maximize for your business.
  • [45:47] Ryan’’s summary and conclusion of the episode.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: If you want to establish a business that will endure over the long haul ask yourself these three questions. Who are you serving? What are their pain points? How can you meet them? Answer those questions and take action based on your answers.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Think bigger than yourself. You’ve got to have a reason, a cause that you’re going for if you are going to truly meet needs and benefit the world.

Resources Mentioned On This Episode

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Cameron Herold believes that it’s relatively simple to build a successful small business these days. He’s on record saying so many different times. The reason is that the technology and tools that exist make it a fairly straightforward process for anyone who is willing to learn how to put them to good use. But beyond that, to scale a business 100 times larger takes something special and Cameron is a pro at helping entrepreneurs figure out the pieces that make it possible. On this episode, Ryan speaks with Cameron about the things that most entrepreneurs miss when it comes to building a company that is able to scale - and Cameron unloads a boatload of tips for you.

A level people will walk away from more pay in order to work for a better company.

Most entrepreneurs who want to grow their business into the stratosphere don’t understand that in order to do so they have got to get the right, capable, proven, A-level players on their team. The objection is usually that the company simply doesn’t have the money to hire people of that caliber. Cameron Herold says that the A-level players can be attracted to your team if you create a better company. They will leave a higher salary to become part of something better that is going somewhere - and that’s where you can shine. Cameron gives his insights into what it takes to build that type of company culture and how you can go about finding and attracting those A-level players, on this episode.

The leader’s job is to grow the people they are supporting.

Many owners have it all wrong when it comes to carrying out the role of leadership over their company. They think that their job is to manage, to hold people accountable, but it’s not. The main job of any leader is to grow the people on the team. When the team members are able to carry more weight, make better decisions, and move the business forward without the leader having to call the shots, everything runs more smoothly and grows at an accelerated pace. Cameron Herold unpacks what that looks like on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, so make sure you listen to get all the insights he has to share.

How you can find A level players to bring onto your team.

If you are committed to bringing A level players onto your business team you’ve got to be willing to do the work. And the work doesn’t start by putting an ad in the paper or scouring LinkedIn for candidates. The work starts by building a company culture that an A level team member would be willing and eager to join, even if you offer less money than they are making now. Cameron Herold shares how that happens in the companies he coaches and shows you how to begin taking the same kind of steps in your business, on this episode.

Freedom Fast Lane LIVE 2016 can equip YOU to scale your business 100X

The conversation Ryan has with Cameron Herold on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane is just one example of the kind of great content you’ll receive by attending Freedom Fast Lane LIVE in December of 2016. Cameron is only one of the speakers who will unload the business wisdom and skills that will help you get past your invisible ceiling and scale your business to stellar levels of profitability and success. But you won’t get in on the action if you don’t make plans to attend. Tickets are selling out fast so make sure you take the time right now to reserve your place at F2L2-2016.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:04] Ryan’s good news and bad news.
  • [0:45] Who is Cameron Herold and why Ryan invited him to Freedom Fast Lane LIVE 2016.
  • [3:19] Why Cameron says small businesses are not hard to build anymore.
  • [6:33] Why scaling a business is all about the people you build the business on.
  • [10:10] How Cameron attracts A level players and gets rid of C level players.
  • [13:27] Why people will walk away from more play for a better company to work for.
  • [15:41] The magic of making necessary meetings effective.
  • [19:12] How Cameron creates a great team culture in remote teams.
  • [24:18] What you should of if your brain doesn’t work in these kinds of structures.
  • [30:55] How to find A players for your organization.
  • [32:11] How does the organizational structure need to change to scale the business larger?
  • [35:32] What Cameron will bring to Freedom Fast Lane LIVE 2016.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Understand that if you leverage the technology and tools available today you can build a successful small business. It’s much easier than it’s ever been. You have to believe it’s possible and that you are able to do it.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Begin building your team members rather than managing them. The leader’s job is to grow the people they are supporting, not hold them accountable. You need to hire people who hold themselves accountable.

Connect With Today’s guest: Cameron Herold

Website: http://www.cameronherold.com/

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The illusion that most business owners and entrepreneurs buy into at one point or another is that financial success will make them happy, or at least give them the opportunity to be happy. But Nick Unsworth insists that it’s not true. He’s confident about that because he’s experienced it and because he’s seen it proven true in the lives of many of his coaching clients. On this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Ryan chats with Nick about finding purpose and meaning in life. The point of the conversation is to help you avoid the pitfalls of success that make so many people rich but depressed.

How entrepreneurism makes some people’s lives worse.

Nick Unsworth is concerned that many people out there have been convinced that becoming an entrepreneur is what will make their lives better. But he’s not so sure it’s true. He’s seen countless people come through his coaching practice who bought that idea. Now they are working 60 hours a week in their own business, never spending time with their families, and more tied to the J-O-B than they ever were when it was a 9 to 5 gig. He thinks before anyone starts down the entrepreneurial road they need to assess whether the lifestyle is one that will fit the way they are wired. You can hear Nick’s insights on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

How a life vision helps people get into the flow of meaning.

Nick and Ryan have a bit of a disagreement on this episode (it’s kind of fun to listen in, so be sure you hit the play button on this one). Ryan asks Nick if he believes that every person on the planet has ONE calling or purpose they need to discover. Nick says that he does and Ryan isn’t so sure that’s true. Ryan’s belief is that we each have to figure out our next best step given the circumstances and opportunities that come into our lives. That doesn’t mean we are entirely victims of circumstance, but it also doesn’t mean that you’ll necessarily be able to find a clear vision for your life without walking the path to discovering it. You’ll enjoy the good-natured banter back and forth between these two sharp guys, on this episode.  

The “3 S” strategy to find your life’s vision or purpose.

One of the ways Nick Unsworth helps people uncover their life vision is to help them unpack the three “S”s of their lives - their Story, their Stance, and their Strategy. Their Story is exactly what it sounds like, the story each person has lived. Understanding what’s happened in your life so far and the effects it’s had on you is a powerful first step in seeing who those things have shaped you to be. The Stance portion has to do with what you are angry about, passionate over, or fired up to change in the world as a result of your story. When you have a clear bead on that, then Strategy comes into the picture. You can hear Nick explain it all on this episode, so be sure you listen.

What you need more than financial success to make life worth living.

Financial success is not the thing that brings happiness to life. It may be part of the picture but it’s not the only thing. You also need good relationships (love), a sense that you are making a difference in the world (purpose), and a few other important things. Ryan and his guest, Nick Unsworth, walk through what Nick calls the “4 pillars” of a happy and fulfilling life. They are hopeful that you will be able to clearly assess your own life in light of what they share. If you’ll take the time to do some self-evaluation you may find that you’re overlooking or neglecting some key areas of your life that could increase your happiness.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:05] Ryan’s introduction to Nick Unsworth, today’s guest.
  • [2:44] How entrepreneurship can make people’s lives worse.
  • [9:02] How Nick works with people who are not experiencing the life they want.
  • [11:32] The best way to find a life purpose through “how to” thinking.
  • [22:03] When money is the goal you don’t wind up happy.
  • [27:42] Does Nick believe that every person has ONE purpose?
  • [34:00] Do most of Nick’s clients refine a current business or go on a different path after working with him?
  • [37:33] The end point for entrepreneurs. Is it to build a huge business, sell it, and be done?
  • [41:45] Ryan’s journaling practice that defined a life purpose for himself.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GETTING STARTED: Start now figuring out your life vision. You can use the 3S strategy Nick uses and talks about on this episode. Or, you can use the journaling approach that Ryan mentioned at the end of the show. Any purpose is better than no purpose.

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Don’t get stuck thinking that financial goals and achievement are the most important thing. If you don’t have the pillars that make life enjoyable, you’ll find yourself to be a rich, depressed person.

Connect With Today’s guest: NICK UNSWORTH

Website: http://LifeonFire.com OR http://nickunsworth.com/

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Resources Mentioned On This Episode

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Back in the 1800s, the “rags to riches” stories of Horatio Alger and others were very popular reading material. They were designed to encourage youngsters to dream big and work hard to gain success over time. Today’s guest not only could have written one of those stories, he’s lived it. Wesley Chapman was born to a teenage mother and was severely abused and neglected in a number of situations throughout his childhood, resulting in his first suicide attempt at the age of 4. On this episode, which is a keynote address given at Freedom Fast Lane LIVE 2015, Wesley tells his story and the discovery he made that changed everything for him.

Wesley’s story proves that YOU have no excuses.

During his introduction of this episode, Ryan Moran, host of Freedom Fast Lane, makes this observation: Wesley Chapman’s story proves that nobody has an excuse for being a failure. Wesley had every reason to quit, to believe that he’d never amount to anything, and to live out the destiny that had been handed to him. But he didn’t. Through the belief and love of one person, he was able to change his beliefs about himself and begin moving in a more positive direction. Over time, that positive motion translated into a larger vision that includes helping teens build a positive future for themselves, no matter what they’ve been through. You can hear Wesley’s story and the impact he’s making, on this episode.

A traumatic childhood that got him labeled as “hopeless.”

At 3 months old Wesley Chapman was diagnosed as a “failure to thrive” baby. That label began a long childhood of tests, prescription medication, and hospitalizations that resulted in everyone giving up on him. Even his mother abandoned him at the hospital when she took him in for one of his many appointments. As he grew older he came to the false conclusion that the solution to all his problems was money. That drove him into a self-made sales career that was highly successful but ended in his own version of hopelessness, in spite of the financial success he’d achieved. What was it that he discovered at that point? You can hear him tell the story himself, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

“I had everything everybody wants, but it didn’t matter and I wasn’t happy.”

After rising from a dysfunctional and abusive childhood, building his own version of a successful sales career, and becoming a success by virtue of his own hard work, Wesley Chapman found himself on an exotic beach looking out at the waves. He thought about his life, where he’d come from, and where he was headed. It was in that moment Wesley realized that he still wasn’t happy or fulfilled. From that day on the beach, a series of events led him to his first opportunity to speak to middle school students at a California school and the outcome not only changed his life but the lives of hundreds of students as well. It’s an amazing story of lost direction, hopelessness, and the discovery of purpose. Take some time to listen to Wesley’s story on this episode.

The moment when he realized it was not about him, it was about them.

The first time Wesley Chapman spoke at a school event he was part of a team of inspirational speakers that made the rounds to different schools. He tried to be funny. He was as engaging as he knew to be. Still, he was bombing his presentation. He threw out an emergency prayer to God, asking for His help. Then everything changed and the school meeting turned into one of the most powerful moments of his life. You can hear what happened, how it happened, and how it led Wesley to become the youth advocate and speaker he is today, on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:05] Ryan’s introduction of his guest, Wesley Chapman.
  • [8:39] Wesley’s story in his own words.
  • [14:40] His first suicide attempt at 4 years old.
  • [19:00] Adopted by a wonderful woman whose husband was abusive.
  • [23:17] The moment Wesley decided that money solves everything.
  • [27:32] The start of a sales career and service business as an adolescent.
  • [31:50] How Wesley discovered that money could not buy happiness.
  • [37:59] This is not about you, it’s about them.
  • [46:29] Getting excited about helping kids make the change they need to make.
  • [50:39] An exercise to discover the secret to success: Be You.
  • [58:01] Why every person has the potential to be great.
  • [1:02:33] How you can get in on the FFL LIVE event for 2016

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Get yourself connected to someone who truly believes in you. It may be a spouse or friend. It could be an accountability or mastermind group. But you can’t hit success on any level all on your own. You need others.

FOR GETTING STARTED: Figure out who YOU are. You won’t be successful by imitating someone else, you’ve got to be who YOU were made to be. It takes work. It takes time. But knowing yourself is where you begin in order to make the biggest impact.

Connect With Today’s guest: WESLEY CHAPMAN

Website: http://wesleydchapman.com/

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Connect With Freedom Fast Lane

Website: www.FreedomFastLane.com

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Every single one of us finds ourselves in a place of longing now and then, a place where we wish we had something other than what we are currently experiencing. Our brains trick us into thinking something different would be better - something in the past that we miss, or something in the future we’ve not yet attained. Even though it’s very natural, very human to be in that place, it’s a dangerous place if we remain there.

Everything you take for granted, someone else envies.

What I’ve come to realize is that everything that I take for granted, somebody else envies. It’s true. All I have to do is look at how I envision the “successful” people I see on Facebook or LinkedIn. They’re happy, good-looking, fit, rich - all fabrications of my own mind that are only possible because I don’t know the whole story of their lives. The moment I realized that I realized something else: someone out there is looking at my social media profiles and thinking the same things about me.

Our brains only know how to compare.

The comparisons I automatically make every time I get on social media are nothing new. And I don’t think they are necessarily wrong. They’re just ignorant. They are the idealistic images my own mind makes up simply because that’s what it’s wired to do. My own thinking is setting a goal, creating something it thinks is “better” for me, something to strive for. And my goal-setting brain is not taking into account the things about those people I envy that I’m ignorant of because that’s not its job. Its job is to push me to a higher place.

We are made to focus on the problems, because we are made to overcome them.

So I’m pretty convinced that the discontent we fight is a function of how we are designed as humans. Our brains automatically fixate on the problems, the obstacles, the things we don’t have or haven’t done - because we are wired to be overcomers. Discontent is a symptom of something very good; that we’re capable of so much more than we’ve experienced up to this point. But staying in a  place of discontent will drag us down if we don’t do something that the most successful people I know do on a regular basis.

The rare combination of extreme success and great happiness.

The people I call my heroes are people who are both incredibly successful and extremely happy. In their lives, I see a delight in every day rather than a continual discontent because they haven’t arrived  yet. How do they do it? They practice gratitude. They know how to be thankful for where they are instead of letting discontent and comparison bog them down in their own emotional swamp. On this episode, I’m reviewing these things out loud to remind myself how much I have to be thankful for and what it takes to truly be happy. I hope my ponderings help you as we walk this journey of life together.

Outline Of This Great Episode

 

  • [0:06] Ryan’s introduction to this episode of Facebook posts.
  • [0:43] Why Ryan felt compelled to share his thoughts about happiness, sadness, and more.
  • [2:00] The battle against discontent and the wiring to focus on problems.
  • [7:58] Why we see the polished version of people and what’s really going on.
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More money is NOT the answer to your happiness problem.

It doesn’t matter what your background. You may have come from a very poor upbringing. You may know the pain and restriction of poverty like nobody else. From that vantage point, it really does seem that money would make you happy. But the presenter on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane, Mark Jenney, would tell you that it doesn’t. He actually grew up in poverty and thought fulfillment and happiness would come when he got rich - which he did. And he discovered that happiness was NOT in the money. You can hear his story and what he emphasizes more than money, on this episode.

It doesn’t even take a high school diploma to be successful in business.

The traditional education model that is prevalent in the United States emphasizes graduation from High School as a step toward success. Don’t misunderstand, a high school education is a good thing - even today’s guest, who was a high school dropout believes so. But he is living proof that a high school diploma is not necessary to be successful in business. In fact, he was running a 6 figure business during his senior year of high school and didn’t have time to attend class. That is why he dropped out. You can hear Jenney’s story on this episode of Freedom Fast Lane.

The only person who will determine your success is you.

A high school teacher once told Jenney that he would never amount to anything if he didn’t pay attention in class and learn the things he was being taught. But he was determined that those words would never come true. He learned that nobody can determine your success except you. Jenny shares his story and how he became a success in spite of the negative words that were spoken into his life, but he goes on to talk about why his success didn’t bring happiness or fulfillment. You’ll want to hear this episode. It’s a great summary of why success alone is not what matters.

Why fulfillment and happiness are more important than exotic success.

There is nothing wrong with making more money. But today’s guest is eager to make you understand that you want more money AND happiness and fulfillment. The two don’t necessarily go hand in hand. You’ll hear Jenney’s story about how he realized that his huge bank account was keeping him from happiness, why he walked away from a company that was incredibly successful but that he couldn’t be proud of, and what he’s done to change his focus and establish a greater sense of happiness and fulfillment in his own life. It’s all from his Freedom Fast Lane LIVE 2015 presentation - and you get to hear the entire thing on this episode.

If you are not finding purpose in your business this is the time to pivot.

 

Focus on contribution and help other people get what they want - and you’ll get the happiness you’re seeking. That’s what Jenney has discovered as he’s evaluated his life, his success, and his way forward. He wants to make a difference in the world, not just make more money. It’s vital to him that what he does for a living makes a difference to humanity. Listen to this episode to learn the 4 questions you can ask yourself to evaluate the true value of what your business is accomplishing and make the pivot that can change everything.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [0:04] Ryan’s introduction of this episode.
  • [4:29] Ryan’s introduction of Mark Jenney from Jenney’s keynote presentation FFLL 2015.
  • [7:07] Why time is your most valuable asset.
  • [11:10] Jenney’s experience in business.
  • [13:40] Growing up in a storage room in an industrial garage and the motivation it provided.
  • [17:06] Why Jenney didn’t graduate High School and why he’d do anything to make money.
  • [21:17] Why the only person who will determine your success is you.
  • [25:42] Why the fun, exotic stuff doesn’t really matter in the end.
  • [31:01] The successful business Jenney walked away from.
  • [34:40] 4 specific question that can change the path you are on.
  • [40:31] Why it’s hard to find happiness and fulfillment when you’re a slave to money.
  • [45:08] What you really want instead of more money and how to get it.
  • [52:31] Your invite to Freedom Fast Lane LIVE 2016.

Action Steps From This Episode

FOR GREATER SUCCESS: Start thinking about what you can give to the world rather than what you can get from the world. When you are making significant contributions to others you will always be provided for. Make that pivot today.

FOR GETTING STARTED: You have to be determined that you’re going to succeed no matter what any authority or person in your life says. Get your mind right so you can make the rest of your life right.

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