Capitalism.com with Ryan Daniel Moran

Chris Van Loan II (aka C-Money) is the Podcast Manager at Capitalism.com and the host of his own show "Podcast People With Chris Van Loan II"

In this interview he asks Ryan about content creation, his vision for the future of Capitalism.com, and why Ryan feels the need to constantly spread messages of optimism and abundance.

In this episode you'll get a behind the scenes look at Ryan's view of the state of the world and the state of the empire he has built when the cameras and the microphones are off.

Ryan shares how we can all cultivate a mindset of optimism to create success and joy in our own lives.

To join The One Percent, our community that helps capitalists build million dollar businesses and learn to growth their wealth visit:
https://www.capitalism.com/the-one-percent/?utm_source=CapPod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=episode

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What if God himself told you that you would win?

What if you KNEW for certain that you were on the right track and all of your challenges were temporary obstacles on the way to your success?

Ryan Daniel Moran was recently talking with Capitalism Incubator group and asked everyone to consider this hypothetical question.

This thought exercise was useful to move a lot of people past the fear that was holding them back from achieving their own greatness.
In this episode Ryan talks about how to use questions like this to shift our mindset and find success.

To join The One Percent, our community that helps capitalists build million dollar businesses and learn to growth their wealth visit:
https://www.capitalism.com/the-one-percent/?utm_source=CapPod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=episode


Today we are leaking a call from The One Percent with Leslie,
a member who was really debating this question of when to sell,
when to exit from her company and move on to the next thing.

This is such a common and important question entrepreneurs face we just had to share it this week.

Ryan and Justus both coached Leslie with some helpful clarifying advice to help her decide the next move.

To join The One Percent, our community that helps capitalists build million dollar businesses and learn to growth their wealth visit:
https://www.capitalism.com/the-one-percent/?utm_source=CapPod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=episode

Direct download: When_Is_The_Right_Time_To_Exit_CAP_RDM.mp3
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Entrepreneurs love to talk about living in a world of abundance but the fact is most of them got into business for scarce reasons.

In this talk from The Capitalism Conference, Ryan Daniel Moran's goal was to help the audience rewrite the stories that have been holding them back and share his vision for a prosperous, exciting future that is just ahead of us.

The world is changing and there has never been a better time to be a capitalist.

To join The One Percent, our community that helps capitalists build million dollar businesses and learn to growth their wealth visit:
https://www.capitalism.com/the-one-percent/?utm_source=CapPod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=episode

Direct download: Ushering_in_The_Era_of_Abundance_CAP_RDM.mp3
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Bill Glaser is a serial entrepreneur with several successful exits.
Today he is the co-founder of Outstanding Foods, a healthy snack food company, and he is not shy about his plan to grow this brand beyond $100M.

Bill has always had an entrepreneurial spirit his whole life and he shared with The One Percent group everything he has learned over the years.

In this episode he explains how companies are always going to have obstacles, challenges and opportunities but how our outlook can keep us on top.

To join The One Percent, our community that helps capitalists build million dollar businesses and learn to growth their wealth visit:
https://www.capitalism.com/the-one-percent/?utm_source=CapPod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=episode


Jason Franciosa is the owner of the wildly successful fitness brand Element.26 that sells functional gear for weightlifters.

After scaling the brand to $500k/month in revenue or about $6M per year, he is now a coach within the Capitalism Incubator, helping other entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses.

In this conversation with Ryan they talk about the tactics and mindset necessary to stay at it and focus on building an 8 or 9-figure business you truly love.

To join The One Percent, our community that helps capitalists build million dollar businesses and learn to growth their wealth visit:
https://www.capitalism.com/the-one-percent/?utm_source=CapPod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=episode


There is a lot of economic uncertainty in the air right now and fear of hyperinflation.

U.S. Inflation is well over 5% this year and entrepreneurs worry about price distortion and the buying power of their dollar.

But hyperinflation is defined as a period of time in which prices have risen by more than 50% per month for several months and we are very far from that.

In this podcast Ryan Moran shares his thoughts on what is happening in our economy, what to do about inflation, and seeks out where the opportunities lie in our shifting world.

To join The One Percent, our community that helps capitalists build million dollar businesses and learn to growth their wealth visit:
https://www.capitalism.com/the-one-percent/?utm_source=CapPod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=episode

Direct download: Hyperinflation_-_How_To_Plan_For_The_Economic_Armageddon_CAP_RDM.mp3
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This week we are going deep down the DeFi crypto rabbithole with Adam Bertram, a 20-year Veteran of IT, a self-described "crypto geek", and consultant.

Adam is a developer on and product manager of the KogeCoin / KogeFarm project.

But this conversation isn't really about Koge nor is it an endorsement in any way.
Instead it is a conversation where entrepreneurs like us can better understand where things in the DeFi space are heading and where the new opportunities may be.

To join The One Percent, our community that helps capitalists build million dollar businesses and learn to growth their wealth visit:
https://www.capitalism.com/the-one-percent/?utm_source=CapPod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=episode

Direct download: DeFi_Deep_Dive_-_Understanding_How_Tokens_Actually_Work_CAP_RDM.mp3
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This week we are leaking a talk from the 2021 Capitalism Conference.

Drs. Travis & Jenna Zigler were making a healthy income as practicing optometrists, but they felt like something was missing.
They decided to go after their entrepreneurial dream.

They took on a mission to help 1 billion people all over the world who are functionally blind and all of the people who suffer from dry eyes.

Travis & Jenna have been attending our events, and coming to Capitalism.com mastermind groups and workshop events for years now and it’s been amazing to watch their success.

In this talk they share everything they’ve learned along the way building up and exiting their brand.

To join The One Percent, our community that helps capitalists build million dollar businesses and learn to growth their wealth visit:
https://www.capitalism.com/the-one-percent/?utm_source=CapPod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=episode


Ryan has been going deep down the DeFi (decentralized finance) rabbithole for a few months now and he's learned a lot.

DeFi is the use of cryptocurrencies to provide liquidity to other people and as a result gain passive income.

The primary question is this: how is this expansion of the crypto market going to effect business?

Ryan is curious about the future of bitcoin and ethereum and where this is all heading but most importantly, in this episode he discusses how DeFi will actually effect business for entrepreneurs.

To join The One Percent, our community that helps capitalists build million dollar businesses and learn to growth their wealth visit:
https://www.capitalism.com/the-one-percent/?utm_source=CapPod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=episode

Direct download: What_Ive_Learned_In_The_Defi_Rabbithole_CAP_RDM_v2.mp3
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Ryan has been trading options as his side hustle for years, and he's starting to get a lot better at it thanks to his investing mentor, Ryan Coisson.

Coisson opened up his options trading class to our group only (seriously - you can't buy it right now except through The One Percent), and stacked a bunch of bonuses with it for the less than the price of most "courses."

But this talk is more than just about trading stocks, it's about finding any and all kinds of different opportunities and learning how to think like an investor - without letting fear and greed control us on our way to building wealth.

To join The One Percent, our community that helps capitalists build million dollar businesses and beyond visit:
https://www.capitalism.com/the-one-percent/?utm_source=CapPod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=episode


How do you become a pro as an entrepreneur when you are faced with payrolls and chaos and new ideas and content and teams and personalities and all the things that go into making up the life of an entrepreneur? What IS a professional entrepreneur?”

In this episode, Ryan brings back one of our most popular guests, elite high-performance coach Todd Herman. Why? Because he had burning questions to ask Todd - questions you may also be wrestling with as a big-thinking entrepreneur. 

Especially when you encounter challenges that feel like they could take you down and reduce you to rubble.

You’re going to want to give this one your undivided attention. When you do, don’t be surprised if you come away roaring like a lion, reinvigorated and ready to take on the day.

To join The One Percent, our community that helps capitalists build million dollar businesses and beyond visit:
https://www.capitalism.com/the-one-percent/?utm_source=CapPod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=episode

Direct download: Todd_Herman_-_What_Makes_A_Professional_Entrepreneur_CAP_RDM.mp3
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Ryan talks with Capitalism.com Product & Community Manager Justus Murimi about race.

Justus is a black man, a former pastor, and an Executive Coach for high performance CEO’s and business owners who believes that there is more.

To visit sign up for his newsletter visit:
Go.JustusMurimi.com

Direct download: Uncomfortable_Conversations_About_Race_w_Justus_Murimi_CAP_RDM.mp3
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You may know Rob Dyrdek from TV (Ridiculousness, Rob & Big) or as a professional skateboarder, but you may not know about his entrepreneurial background.

Not only has he started and acquired companies, but his primary focus right now is helping early-stage entrepreneurs get clear in their vision, launch, and scale!

In this conversation Rob talks about the kinds of brands that attract him, how he manages his time, and the relentless defense of his own wellbeing and mental health.

Direct download: Rob_Dyrdek_-_Happiness_Ideas__Making_A_Billion_Dollars_CAP_RDM.mp3
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Ryan Moran's economics professor in college, Dr. Tom Lehman, completely changed how he sees saw the world.

Ryan began to really understand how supply & demand worked. How incentives can drive our world, for the good or the bad.

As we are living through an unprecedented pandemic and The Fed continues to print money to keep the country from falling apart, he reached out to Dr. Lehman to discuss inflation.

As the US dollar continues to lose more value, you'll learn what that means for you and your business in this episode.


Michael Dubin sold Dollar Shave Club to Unilever for $1 billion.

So Ryan invited Michael to The Capitalism Conference to tell his story about the challenges of scaling after the momentum from their viral video content.

Many companies break when they scale too quickly and Dubin's success taught him many lessons about how modern advertising and selling physical products direct to consumer.

Come to the next event Sept. 23rd & 24th, 2021
www.Capitalism.com/CapCon5

Direct download: How_To_Build_A_Billion_Dollar_Brand_w_Michael_Dubin_CAP_RDM.mp3
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You may know Cathryn Lavery as the highly successful CEO of Best Self Co. but this week we are talking about decentralized finance or DeFi as it is called.

DeFi refers to financial services that operate entirely on blockchain networks, rather than through intermediaries like banks. Cathryn explains the exciting possibilities for entrepreneurs within these emerging technologies.

To learn more, visit Cathryn Lavery's site here:
www.zerotodefi.co


Alex Hormozi just wrote Ryan's favorite business book of the last decade.
It's called $100M Offers: How To Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No
and you can buy it on Amazon for $1.

Alex went from sleeping on the floors of his gym to building a $30M/yr business in just three years… without taking on any outside investments.

He recently joined us in The One Percent community Live to take questions from fellow Capitalists.


“Cash is king,” they say.

But that’s thinking small. 

Sure, cash gives you purchasing power. But when it comes to growing your net worth and creating generational wealth, there are two types of money that are far more effective and efficient. 

In this episode, everything you thought you knew about wealth-building may go out the window. But, for those who are well on their way to building a billion dollars in net worth, it will be old news. They’ve already discovered what kind of wealth to optimize for in order to make greater progress, faster.


Some entrepreneurs don't actually care about their businesses.

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

Gary Vaynerchuk talked about this and how to balance hustle and lifestyle freedom on our way to achieving "impossible" goals.

The best businesses have operators behind the wheel with a true passion for how they can be of service.

This week we are sharing the Q&A from Gary Vee's talk with Ryan at The Capitalism Conference.

To come to this year's event on Sept. 23rd & 24th in Austin, Tx visit 
www.Capitalism.com/CapCon5


Some people take ice cold showers. On purpose. Why? Because among other health benefits, it’s an easy way to modify and optimize the way your body responds to stress.

 

But as an entrepreneur, what do you do to shock yourself out of being stuck? How do you level up and get to the next level in your journey?

 

As you’ll hear in this episode, one way is to purposefully put yourself in a room with entrepreneurs who are way ahead of you. They’ve accomplished what you’re after - and are now scaling heights you may never have imagined possible.

 

This is how we grow, how we gain insight, motivation, and proof that “yes, this is possible.” When we immerse ourselves for a few days in a network of extraordinary entrepreneurs, we are transformed. Plus, you never know who you’ll meet who will go on to play a key role in your journey.

 

In this episode, you’ll get a little advanced intel about the people you’ll meet when you attend this year's Capitalism Conference. Which one will you be especially glad you connected to, when you look back on this event as the pivotal moment in your journey?


Moiz Ali founded Native Deodorant 2 years before selling the company to Procter & Gamble for $100 Million.

How does that happen? How is there still so much money to be made in deodorant, and how can YOU sell products people will pay a premium for?

In this talk from a Capitalism.com event Moiz shares his journey, and how he quickly grew a brand that is now featured in Target and retail stores across America.


A funny thing happens after entrepreneurs have a big win.

Some dark, hidden part of us begins asking pretty terrible questions:

What if I never repeat that success? 

What if it was a fluke? 

What if I'm not that good? 

What if it was all my partner? 

What if I'm getting too old? 

What if I'm washed up now?

Even with evidence that we can win - because we have in the past, there’s this little part of us that is prone to feeling shame. Especially when we’re hanging around people who are further ahead of us in business or in life. 

So, how do we process that? How do we see ourselves clearly? And how do we use that awareness of “I’m not there yet” to move forward?

After hanging out with a few friends in Vale, CO who are richer and more successful than him, Ryan talks about his own insecurities.
In this podcast, Ryan discusses how you can work with the self doubt and shame you might carry with you to serve you rather than to cripple you.

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Feel stuck in your business? Pretty normal for most entrepreneurs.

We also tend to doubt ourselves… wondering if we’ll ever reach our goals, make the money we dream of, enjoy the freedom we crave, or have the impact we long to have in the world.

Brooke Castillo has heard it all. She’s battled the same thoughts while building a multiple 9-figure business. And she’s got some coaching for you today.

“This is the best podcast I’ve ever recorded.”

That’s what Ryan said about this chat you’re about to hear. In it, Ryan and Brooke zero in on the limiting beliefs that hold so many entrepreneurs back from greatness, joy, and extreme success. 

Give it a listen and see if it doesn’t completely reframe your mindset and set you free to go create the business and life you envision. We’re going deep. You ready?

Direct download: Why_You_Make_Less_Than_1M_Per_Year_w_Brooke_Castillo_CAP_RDM.mp3
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When you get to sit down with a founder who grew a million-dollar brand, you can learn a lot.

But when you can sit down with a founder who took what they learned by growing one million-dollar brand and used it to grow their next brand to $100 million in less than two years… that’s even better.

That’s the conversation we’re sharing with you today.

Ryan spoke with Gabi Lewis, who’s built a fast growing new cereal company in record time. Let’s just say his first business didn’t have the widespread appeal of tasty, healthy cereal that reminds you of Saturday mornings and cartoons.

How did Gabi approach funding? What did he do brilliantly to acquire so many customers so quickly? How does he approach sponsorships? And how did he talk to his first business’ investors about backing a second project when the first one didn’t perform as anyone had hoped?

You’ll find out exactly what makes the difference between a 7-figure business and a 9-figure one. Gabi’s been featured in Forbes and Time magazine. But this interview is the only place you’ll hear answers to the questions you have as a successful brand owner looking to scale even bigger.

Give it a listen and let us know which point blew your mind.


Alex went from sleeping on the floors of his gym to building a $30M/yr business in just three years… without taking on any outside investments.

What’s more… His business has helped more than 40 of his clients become millionaires.

Alex recently wrote a book that Ryan considers to be the best business book he’s ever read. Listen in on their conversation to hear more about the strategies Alex teaches, follows, and outlines in his book... and how you can implement them in your business right now.


Capitalism causes big problems in the world.

No, you haven’t accidentally downloaded a podcast from Socialism.com. Ryan hasn’t been taken over by aliens. You’re exactly in the right place. And if you get squeamish when people blame capitalism for disasters like oil spills and atrocities brought on by racism and racial inequality, this episode is exactly the one your brain will thank you for listening to today.

As it turns out, having problems in the world isn’t actually a problem.

In fact, by the time this discussion sinks in for you, you’ll have a whole new appreciation for problems. The bigger, the better! In fact, with this perspective, you’ll fall deeper in love with capitalism and entrepreneurs, too.

But even more importantly, you’ll leave this episode with a highly-effective (and enormously lucrative) way to think about problems - big or small, personal, business-related, or global. “Get this” and you’ll have a whole new way of thinking about your financial freedom.

Direct download: When_Capitalism_Causes_Problems_Like_Oil_Spills__Inequality_CAP_RDM.mp3
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There are two humongous milestones in the development of your brand.

The first comes when you reach the point of being “all-in” on it. Like, it’s not just a smart idea for a business. It’s not just a clear path to a million dollars. It’s not just something some investor might want to throw money at.

Instead, it’s the hair on fire moment when you really see the massive positive contribution your brand can make in the lives of the people you’ll serve. It’s like the mission behind your brand takes on this feeling of enormity, urgency, and maybe even a sense of, “If I don’t do this, if I don’t serve my people with this, I am missing out on an important part of my whole purpose for being on this planet.”

Ryan had that experience recently with his new brand, and he’ll tell you how he reached this point of going all-in on this episode.

But the second milestone, that’s the one that may make this the most powerful episode you ever listen to. Why? Because for entrepreneurs looking to scale a brand, what Ryan shares with you in this episode will clear a straight path for you and help you to bypass popular pitfalls that could sidetrack you for years (or forever). Getting clarity on this singular question will not only give you a whole new perspective on how to scale… it’ll also help you make crucial strategic decisions easily and wisely.

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Most success stories get told backwards, from the great win all the way back to the humble beginnings. Think of all those “they started in their garage” stories. They wouldn’t be nearly as compelling if the story ended in the founder going to work at a ‘regular’ job because of failing.

A lot gets lost in the telling that way. Hindsight dictates which efforts, twists, and turns are worth recalling because they became significant. But what would it be like to look over Bill Gates’ shoulder while he built Microsoft in his garage? Or to stalk Target’s deodorant aisle with Moiz Ali as he built Native Deodorant?

Wouldn’t you gather far richer insights by studying a brand in real time as it climbs to an eight-figure valuation? To see all the experiments, to understand the thought processes, to witness the moment when a brand caught fire?

In this episode, Ryan sketches out his plan to take the Switch Supplements brand, and On Switch (its first product) from $0 to an eight-figure exit. Just as he teaches other entrepreneurs to build a million-dollar brand using his book 12 Months to $1 Million as a playbook, he’s following that same plan for this brand.

As you listen in on his plan, you’ll pick up strategies and thought processes that can help you build your own million-dollar brand. Will the brand become a huge success? Nobody knows for sure, even though it sure looks like that. Either way, because you listened to this episode, you’ll have an insider’s perspective when it all shakes out in the end.

Direct download: How_My_New_Project_Will_Become_An_8-Figure_Exit_CAP_RDM.mp3
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Know how some discussions are important to have? You know you need to start wrapping your head around them, but it just seems more confusing the deeper you go. So you get with an expert because you know you’ll get thoughtful, knowledgeable answers to your questions. But sometimes, the expert is so familiar with the topic that you find yourself feeling even more confused the longer you talk.

That’s how it is a lot of the time for those of us who haven’t mastered the world of cryptocurrency. The vocabulary is unfamiliar. The concepts are complex. You could easily get lost in the weeds and decide it’s just too complicated to understand. No wonder so many entrepreneurs, despite knowing crypto is important to get to know, have thrown up their hands and said, “Nevermind.”

In today’s episode, you’re going to hear a conversation with Ryan and his friend Matthew Tremolada. Frankly, Matthew is so well-versed and deeply immersed in the world of crypto that it would be easy to get a little lost.

However, Ryan serves as your translator. You’ll take deep dives into some pretty heady concepts, but he won’t leave you there, flailing. Instead, you’ll come away with a greater understanding of this blockchain world, how it impacts your future as a business owner, and what you need to know as an investor.


“Hey Ryan, what do you think about Bitcoin?”

Most of the people who follow his work know how he’d answer that question. He’d say something like, “C’mon, be serious. It’s a fad. It’s not backed by anything. You’re WAY better off just building a business, which you can control. Then invest the profits in some nice dividend-paying stocks.”

Oh, but we’d be wrong. Now, anyway.

Ryan’s thoughts on Bitcoin have changed pretty dramatically. In this episode, you’ll hear his reasons for taking a serious look at cryptocurrencies. Plus, now that he’s digging in to learn more, he brings up some good questions any crypto investor should ask regarding how crypto might shape the future of the financial world and how we do business.

More than anything, you’ll hear what Ryan plans to DO about what he’s learned so far. This marks the start of a whole new discussion, and we’d love to hear your thoughts and questions about crypto as well.

Direct download: I_Was_Wrong_About_Bitcoin_CAP_w_RDM.mp3
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Ryan Daniel Moran was recently at an investor meet up when he met a man with the most fascinating life story he had ever heard.

Having done 100s of interviews over the years this became an immediate top 5.

This man, Adel Sayegh, had everything you could ever want in life. He had everything entrepreneurs chase after and he lost it all.

In this interview he shares everything he learned through that painful process and what he now believes about life on the other side.

This is one you won't want to miss.

Direct download: Life_Lessons_From_The_Man_Who_Had_And_Lost_Everything_Adel_Sage.mp3
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A nudge to make some long-overdue changes - like ending the self-inflicted pressure that says we have to do it all ourselves or watch our businesses crumble.

Rather than gunning the engine non-stop, maybe it would actually be more effective to just stop for a moment.

And maybe… just maybe, time spent resting might turn out to be the most profitable, productive time of all. One upside of getting knocked on your ass is that you finally gain supreme clarity about what really matters.

In this episode, Ryan shares how his experience with Covid brought him back to some wisdom he lived by and preached way back when he first started this podcast… and now he’s finally getting his own lesson. 

What braingasms will you take away from this podcast? We’d love to hear from you.

Direct download: I_Got_Covid_-_It_Changed_My_Life_v4_Capitalism.mp3
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You want to build wealth? 

“Save your pennies.” 

“Work hard.”
“Live way below your means.”

“No matter what, protect your money.”

That’s the advice so many of us have heard about how to become wealthy. It might work… but it’ll take a long, long time that way because it means playing not to lose rather than playing to win.

What if we turned that around and played to win, instead?

This question prompted a thought experiment for Ryan that came back with surprising results. What if you took $1 million and invested it well enough to get a 20% annual return for 30 years? You’d cross the quarter-billion mark.

But what if you don’t have a million dollars to invest yet? And how could you get a 20% return per year? This episode answers those questions. But it’ll do something even more valuable for you. As you listen, you’ll find your brain moving beyond the shock of large numbers to reach a point of logical certainty that this is doable. What’s more, instead of advice that sends you into a frantic, hustling mode, you’ll discover how to reach this financial goal - or any you set - in a peaceful, freedom-filled frame of mind… and you’d be shocked by how quickly it can all happen.

Direct download: 237_Million_-_How_To_Make_A_Quarter_Billion_Before_You_Turn_70_v2.mp3
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I don't care who you are. $75,000 dollars is a lot of money. But that’s what Ryan just spent on Gary Vaynerchuk’s NFTs. As an investor who’s spent most of his life studying the stock market and a capitalist who’s raised and deployed millions of dollars through the Capitalism Fund, for Ryan to drop this kind of cash on something so… weird? Well, there’s got to be a good reason.

The good news is, you don’t even have to understand what a Non-Fungible Token is to see what Ryan REALLY bought.

After listening to this episode, you probably won’t be one bit clearer about NFTs. But you’ll leave with something far more valuable - a model you can follow to build social capital and to strategically position yourself to get in front of leaders, thinkers, and mentors you want to engage.

Networking groups? Masterminds? They have their place. But this “strategy” can work even better, once you know how to use it. Why? Because when you come from a place of giving, service, and humility, wonderful things happen.

Direct download: CAP_I_Spent_75000_on_Gary_Vees_NFTs_v2.mp3
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If you want to make more money, you’ve got to work more.

Well, that’s what most entrepreneurs hear. But the truth is, if you want to make more money, you’ve got to think bigger… and that means you need time to be able to think big thoughts.

Yeah, but if you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re already burning it at both ends. You can’t remember the last time you had “spare” time - and to be honest, even if you’re squeezing all your priorities in somehow, there’s always this fear that something’s slipping through the cracks.

Will this podcast episode magically help you reclaim an hour a day? Well, if that happens, it won’t be from magic. But that’s not even the big idea. Instead, here are five tips that, well, frankly, even if you followed just one, there’s no telling what would happen next in your life and business.

This is one talk that’s always a hit in our community because it’s so impactful. That’s why we’re sharing it with you today. When that braingasm hits you, let us know.

Direct download: 5_Tips_To_Earn_More_and_Work_Less_Podcast_v2.mp3
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“You should become an influencer!” No. Don’t do that. The world has enough content creators hoping they’ll become the next famous celebrity putting their face on products from makeup to wine.

But here’s a secret: there’s an enormous amount of opportunity for entrepreneurs who’ll partner with content creators who’ve built audiences. In fact, relative to the number of influencers out there, there are very few entrepreneurs capable of building a meaningful business selling physical products to these audiences. The opportunity lies in the wings, outside the spotlight.

In this episode, you’ll see how you can partner with influencers who’ve already built one of the three crucial elements of a successful million dollar business. The best part is, up-and-coming influencers are waiting and wishing for someone like you to help them find another alternative to lame sponsorships. This is an opportunity to build a business that excites everyone involved.

Here’s where the puck is headed.

Direct download: Business_Opportunity_NO_ONE_is_talking_about_podcast.mp3
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Question for you…

Would you be okay with owning only 10% of the business you founded? Not so much?

What if that business grew to be worth a billion dollars? Would you be okay with that percentage then? 

Ryan’s conversation with Brian Lee (founder of Legal Zoom, ShoeDazzle, Art of Sport, and the Honest Company) took a surprising turn when Brian revealed he “only” owns a small percentage of each of his businesses. But, as he said, "Look, I'm out to build billion dollar companies. I'm okay if I only own 10% of it."

While most entrepreneurs wear all the hats in their businesses, clinging to their ownership stake rather than bringing others on board, the Owner’s Model Ryan teaches blows that model to smithereens. As Ryan asks, “Do you want to eat a grape or do you want to eat a slice of a watermelon?” When an owner is willing to build a bigger pie, everyone benefits.

In this episode, you’ll discover exactly what you need to build a 7-, 8-, or even 9-figure business. And if you’re expecting to hear that you’ll need to work your face off for the next decade, you’re in for a very happy surprise.

Direct download: The_NEW_Way_To_Build_A_7_Figure_Business_podcast_V2.mp3
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Hey brand builders, if you’ve ever wondered whether your business has what it takes to attract investors so you can take it to the next level, this episode is for you.

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

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

 

Direct download: 4_Ways_to_know_that_your_Biz_is_a_winner_NO_CTA.mp3
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“For the love of money is the root of all evil.” What’s an entrepreneur to do? We want to build something great, something that serves people. But we definitely want the money, too. Does that make us evil?

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

That ends today.

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

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

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

Direct download: Can_You_Have_Faith_and_Get_Filthy_Rich___PODCAST_NEW_CTA.mp3
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I wanted to share a conversation one of my students, Debbie, and I had recently. Debbie’s making great progress in her journey of building a million-dollar brand. But like many entrepreneurs, this is not her first go at building something big. This time, she’s going at it using the blueprint I share in 12 Months to $1 Million. 

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

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

Direct download: Heres_How_to_Become_an_Investor_Magnet.mp3
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Are you facing a life situation you don’t want? Unhappy with your business, your money, or your relationships? We’ve all been there, wanting something to change. How long we stay stuck in that situation, though, largely depends on the questions we ask. 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Direct download: Ryan__Sam_Podcast.mp3
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“The top one percent richest people in the country” - in some people’s mouths, this is a slur. Others strive to reach this financial milestone. Still others passed it long ago and now live a life of financial independence. Helping people join the ranks of the one percent is what we do at Capitalism.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: 3_Lessons_For_Happiness_and_Money_podcast.mp3
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My coach, Justus Murimi, sat down with me to talk about purpose. There’s a reason he has this conversation with every entrepreneur he coaches. It’s because it’s very easy to forget why we got into our business in the first place, and shocking to see what we unlock when we remember it. 

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

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

Direct download: Profit_Driven_Purpose_with_Justus_Murimi.mp3
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This could be the most important decision a brand owner makes. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: I_Lost_2_Million_Podcast.mp3
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Why do you do what you do? We all got into this game for one reason - the freedom to do what we are called to do. Often, entrepreneurs find ways to keep themselves busy. We pride ourselves on working to death and make fun of those who work a 9 to 5 for someone else without realizing that we are working double and are often less happy than those people. 

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

Direct download: Remember_Your_Why_Pod.mp3
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Everyone wants to reverse engineer the successes of the most rich and famous people in the world... 

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

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

Direct download: Hard_Work_vs_Effort.mp3
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Money isn't really real. It’s a tool that we use to formalize agreements with each other. Its purpose is to fund and sustain our service to one another. 

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

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

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“How do I make the next sale?” 

“What fire should I put out next?”

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

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

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

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

 

Direct download: Getting_Unstuck__How_We_Fixed_3_Broken_Businesses_FINAL.mp3
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Failure. The angst, the anxiety, the shame and fear it carries with it… no entrepreneur escapes the experience of failing. But what comes next after we fail can mean the difference between shrinking into the shadows or emerging victorious with a helluva great story to boot.

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

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

Direct download: failure_podcast.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

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

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

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

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

 

Direct download: ryan_interviews_andri_podcast.mp3
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One day, Jared Springer was on the verge of filing bankruptcy. Fast-forward just a little bit, and he sells his business for millions of dollars. Staring at his phone, watching millions of dollars hit his bank account, you’d think Jared would have been the happiest man alive.

But he wasn’t. 

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: owner_model_podcast.mp3
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We live in a world that has changed so much in the past year. It’s a sure bet that 2021 will bring even more change into the business landscape. We’re seeing new buying behaviors because consumers now have new desires and demands, and entrepreneurs can fill the needs of these changes. 

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

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

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

Direct download: 3_Businesses_podcast.mp3
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Today, Ryan talks with Cathryn Lavery of the Best Self Co. to find out how this super-scrappy founder launched on Kickstarter. While many entrepreneurs seeking funding give Kickstarter a shot and get mediocre results, Cathryn did it the smart way. The result? Not only did she fund her first inventory round, but her second and third, too!

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

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

Direct download: Cathryn_Lavery_Podcast_11021.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:00am EST

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

It’s the one difference between two people who…

Both say they want to start a business.

Both have ambition running through their veins.

Both say they WANT it.

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: juststart_podcast.mp3
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