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Unlike other business podcasts. No filler and no fluff. HTE is a show for people looking to take charge of their lives and build a successful online business. People who are looking for their next business idea, getting started online, and how to start a business. We understand that starting a business and doing work that matters is not always easy, but it is worth it. Learn more at https://hacktheentrepreneur.com/podcasts/

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Unlike other business podcasts. No filler and no fluff. HTE is a show for people looking to take charge of their lives and build a successful online business. People who are looking for their next business idea, getting started online, and how to start a business. We understand that starting a business and doing work that matters is not always easy, but it is worth it. Learn more at https://hacktheentrepreneur.com/podcasts/

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Great interviews.

By mani98527 - Jul 01 2018
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Really likes the way he interview. Highly recommended.

And that’s the hack!

By ProudSlut4Life - Nov 14 2017
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And that’s the hack! Dámn, I am really liking this show.

iTunes Ratings

394 Ratings
Average Ratings
371
9
7
2
5

Great interviews.

By mani98527 - Jul 01 2018
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Really likes the way he interview. Highly recommended.

And that’s the hack!

By ProudSlut4Life - Nov 14 2017
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And that’s the hack! Dámn, I am really liking this show.
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Hack the Entrepreneur with Jon Nastor

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Unlike other business podcasts. No filler and no fluff. HTE is a show for people looking to take charge of their lives and build a successful online business. People who are looking for their next business idea, getting started online, and how to start a business. We understand that starting a business and doing work that matters is not always easy, but it is worth it. Learn more at https://hacktheentrepreneur.com/podcasts/

Rank #1: HTE 320: [GOING DEEP] What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About SEO in 2017

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As entrepreneurs, we tend to focus on building products and providing services. We have a tendency to think that if we create something valuable enough, customers will flood in the door. Yet, we hear crickets.

SEO — or search engine optimization — is not only about getting visitors to your website, it’s about getting people who are buyers to your site.

Our customers go to Google when they want to solve a problem. It’s our job to make sure we can be found.

In today’s episode, we are going deep into SEO to uncover what entrepreneurs need to know about SEO in 2017.

From getting ranked quickly, to what and how to create content. My guest even lays out the four steps to getting search engine traffic to an eCommerce website.

My guest is the chief of marketing at AHREFs, an SEO software company, and data-driven marketing toolset.

Now, let’s go deep with Tim Soulo.

Feb 20 2017

48mins

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Rank #2: HTE 324: Managing Your Thoughts | Angela Lauria

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My guest today is a marketer, writer, and entrepreneur.

She spent the first 18 years of her career as the founder of Nimble Cricket Marketing, a full-service marketing, and communications consulting firm.

Today, my guest is the founder and publisher behind The Author Incubator, where her and her team help life coaches, how-to writers, and solo entrepreneurs increase their bottom line through book publishing.

Now, let’s hack…

Angela Lauria.

Mar 06 2017

39mins

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Rank #3: HTE 369: Finding Your First Customers | Michael Palmer

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Today’s guest is a podcaster, coach, and currently the founder of two successful companies.

Back in 2010, he brought Pure Bookkeeping to life in Canada, and they have recently grown and expanded into the US. Pure Bookkeeping is a system for helping bookkeepers manage, grow, and scale their businesses.

He is also the co-founder of eCircle Academy, where he helps coaches and consultants grow their businesses.

He is also the host of the Thought Leaders podcast.

Now, let’s hack…

Michael Palmer.

Sep 21 2017

46mins

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Rank #4: HTE 372: Investing in Yourself | Kai Davis

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My guest today is an author, speaker, and coach with one goal: Help your business be better off than it was before you found him.

He is working to accomplish this goal in several ways: One, he sends a daily marketing tip to his newsletter. Two, he has written three books. And

One, he sends a daily marketing tip to his newsletter. Two, he has written three books. And three, he coaches freelancers in the craft of marketing and selling.

This is a super fun conversation that covers positioning, the sunk cost fallacy, and evaluating new business ideas.

Now, let’s hack…

Kai Davis.

Oct 06 2017

45mins

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Rank #5: HTE 380: Be Lazy. Be Curious. Be Often | Michael Bungay Stanier

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Today’s guest left Australia 25 years ago to become a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.

Today, he lives in Canada and is the founder and senior partner at Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less good work and more great work. What started 15 years ago as a one-person show, has grown into a thriving team of 20+ people seeing exponential growth.

He’s also the author of several books, including The Wall Street Journal Bestseller, The Coaching Habit.

Now, let’s hack…

Michael Bungay Stanier.

Nov 13 2017

39mins

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Rank #6: HTE 371: Improving with Actions, Not Tasks | Heath Armstrong

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My guest today has gone from a sales position in the concrete industry to running a successful eCommerce business from his home office.

Back in 2009, while still working in the construction industry, my guest decided to start a website called ConcreteHelper.com. His plan was to help the industry, and in turn, help his career. Instead, he realized he hated his job.

Fast forward to today, and my guest is running a successful Amazon FBA company and has published an extremely useful journal and goals tracking book called The Sweet Ass Journal.

In this episode, we discuss morning routines, online arbitrage, and habit tracking.

Now, let’s hack…

Heath Armstrong.

Oct 02 2017

50mins

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Rank #7: 484: How to Market (and Sell) Anything Online | Neil Patel

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Neil Patel is the co-founder of the analytics companies KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg, and Quick Sprout. He is a frequent contributor to publications, such as Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine. He also helps companies such as Amazon and Viacom grow their revenue.

President Obama recognized my guest as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 and he has also been awarded Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives.

Although he loves being an entrepreneur, he sees his future in the non-profit world helping to drive traffic to their websites and helping to change lives.

Now, let's hack...

Neil Patel.

In this episode Neil Patel and I discuss:

  • Learning from previous mistakes (and not making them again)
  • Planning and executing fast (the good and the bad)
  • Partner with someone who compliments you

Nov 22 2019

26mins

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Rank #8: HTE 390: Don’t Talk About it, Do it | Jaimee Newberry

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My guest today is a professional experimenter, speaker, and entrepreneur.

After a couple years working at Zappos and some major life circumstances, my guest suffered a nasty spell of life burnout back in 2012 and decided to redesign her life from the ground up. She spent the next year speaking around the world, podcasting, and writing.

Then in August of 2016, she co-founded a business called Picture This Clothing — and it took off as a viral hit from the very first Tweet.

Now let’s hack…

Jaimee Newberry.

Dec 18 2017

44mins

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Rank #9: 466: How One Small Idea Became a Business with Millions of Customers | Marcin Kleczynski

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Marcin Kleczynski is a Polish-born immigrant who moved to the US at age of 3 and grew up in the Chicago suburbs. As a kid, he spent much of his time on forums and in chat rooms during the early days of the world wide web.

Due to his families financial situation, he couldn't afford to buy computer games, so he downloaded them from the internet and one fateful time his family's computer became infected with Malware. Frustrated that his computer's anti-malware didn't prevent the infection, he took to seeking help from security message boards to troubleshoot and remove the malware by hand.

While developing his own tiny solution to his problem, he realized other people could use it too, and so he founded Malwarebytes.

In early 2008, his company's first product was released. What began in his suburban home is now an international company with a 750 employees, is used by more than 60,000 businesses and millions of people worldwide.

Now, let's hack...

Marcin Kleczynski.

Jun 17 2019

29mins

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Rank #10: HTE 373: Sell First and Scale Later | Nathan Barry

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My guest today is an author, teacher, and the founder of Convertkit.

In 2013, he launched Convertkit, email marketing to professional bloggers. He spent a couple years trying to get traction and dealing with friends telling him to give up and try another product.

Convert kit now has serious traction with a team of 28 fully distributed employees and over $500k in monthly recurring revenue.

In this conversation, we discuss paying attention to things that don’t scale, user onboarding, and teaching everything you know.

Now, let’s hack…

Nathan Barry.

Oct 09 2017

40mins

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Rank #11: 462: Outwork Everyone Else | Jane Mosbacher Morris

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My guest today, began her career in the U.S. Department of State working in the Bureau of Counterterrorism and in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues.

This position brought her around the world and gave her a glimpse into the economics of what she calls the broken fashion industry  and in this she was presented with an opportunity to instigate change and build a business.

Jane Mosbacher Morris is the Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET, which uses technology to help retailers and brands provide transparency in the supply chain and manufacture products that are socially and environmentally responsible at competitive pricing. Since 2014, they have built a growing network of more than 100 suppliers in over 20 countries.

Jane has devoted her career to creating economic opportunities for vulnerable communities around the world, and she loves to share her passion and insights on how we, as consumers, big brands or business owners, can create positive change too.

Now, let's hack...

Jane Mosbacher Morris

Apr 22 2019

43mins

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Rank #12: HTE 365: Learning to Connect the Right People | Sean Smith

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Sean Smith of Simple Tiger is a marketer, writer, strategist, and an entrepreneur.

His career began in SEO by consulting for multiple Fortune 500 companies and 17 years old. Just two years later, he joined his first agency, Gravity Free, where he and spent two and a half years running SEO campaigns for leading brands like Holiday Inn and Best Western.

He is now the cofounder and VP of Simple Tiger, where they are building a killer team to help brands – from startups to Fortune 500's – better tell their story to customers. 

Now, let’s hack… Sean Smith.

Aug 21 2017

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Rank #13: HTE 388: Thinking Like an Entrepreneur | Emma Johnson

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Emma Johnson is a former journalist, digital entrepreneur, and author of her brand new book — The Kick-Ass Single Mom. After 16 years of freelance writing, my she decided it was time to start blogging and voicing her thoughts and opinions.

After three years of doing this on the side, she became the full-time blogger and entrepreneur behind WealthySingleMom.com.

This is a great conversation about why women should be proud to like making money, learning to listen, and the entrepreneurial mindset.

Now, let’s hack…

Emma Johnson.

Dec 11 2017

38mins

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Rank #14: HTE 397: Start with One Thing Every Day | Stephynie Malik

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Stephynie Malik is an active listener, strategist, and entrepreneur.

For the past 16 years, she has been the founder of Malik Co, a management consulting firm working with Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.

During a 16 year tenure building her company many things have changed, including herself and her goals.

So this past November, my guest stepped down as leader Malik Co, and started a brand new company called Chique Speak.

In this conversation, Stephynie Malik and Jon discuss the power of being a good listener, following your gut, and being honourable.

Now, let’s hack…

Stephynie Malik.

Jan 18 2018

41mins

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Rank #15: 455: Turning One Tiny Idea into 120,000 Happy Customers | Tom Kulzer

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In today's episode, we talk to the founder of AWeber, the company that invented what we now know as autoresponder emails. Tom Kulzer founded AWeber back in 1998 and has since bootstrapped the company from a side hustle into a team of 100 employees and more than 120,000 users worldwide.

In this conversation, we discuss the invention of email autoresponders, poking holes in your beliefs, and never accepting what is presented to you as the best solution to a problem.

Much of AWeber's impressive growth can be attributed to their six core values that have become the foundation of everything they do. These core values are:

1. Create remarkable experiences.

Anyone can say they're remarkable. But how many companies will, say, knock your socks off with awesome email marketing... and then send you a new pair of socks in the mail?

2. Execute with passion.

There's a lot that goes into creating remarkable experiences. Once they commit to a project that enables them better help customers, their team is quick to plan and execute with passion.

3. Foster respect and cooperation.

AWeber has created and nourished a culture of respect and cooperation. It doesn't come from policy, it comes from treating people like people -- the way everyone should be treated. Teams openly collaborate to solve problems and work together to make sure their service is the best it can be.

4. Listen to what people say about us. Invite feedback.

Throughout AWeber, every team has their own way of incorporating customer feedback on a daily basis -- and that helps the entire team to decide what feature, marketing channel, or product to focus on next.

They believe that every team member's opinion matters and they encourage everyone to share feedback and listen to suggestions from one another.

5. Learn. Educate. Innovate.

Being the company who invented autoresponder emails, AWeber knows all about innovation and they aim to keep it at the forefront of their thinking.

Constant education is a big part of that. They encourage team members to keep learning by attending events and conferences or continuing formal education in their field.

6. Don't take ourselves too seriously. Have fun!

As serious as AWeber is about helping people succeed with using email, they strongly believe it's all about loving what you d, and having fun while doing it.

Now, let's hack...

Tom Kulzer.

Feb 04 2019

43mins

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Rank #16: HTE 386: How to Create Compelling Reasons to Buy | Sharon Savariego

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My guest today is the former business development manager of uTest, community advocate, and serial social entrepreneur.

Back in 2014, she came up with the idea to build a platform to empower Community Managers around the world. Needing help with the tech side of things, she began the quest for a tech co-founder, which she found and they began planning, raising money, and building.

Today, Mobilize serves as an online hub for over 1,000 communities and 1,000,000 members.

This is a fascinating conversation where we discuss creating compelling reasons to buy, why everything has an element of community, and honing a vision.

Now, let’s hack…

Sharon Savariego.

Dec 04 2017

39mins

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Rank #17: 474: How to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career | Lyn Christian

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My guest on the show today is a speaker, coach, and facilitator of career reinvention. She has the unique ability to guide others through the difficult transition of changing careers or moving from employee to entrepreneur.

This ability is why she is here today. In this conversation, we work through the mindset struggles so many of us have had to deal with while making leaps of faith and jumping into new careers – whether those are into new industries or into entrepreneurship.

She has coached stay-at-home moms to become successful entrepreneurs, and to keep their home life thriving and energized. As well as guiding countless others with the science behind changing our mindset and learning new skills.

Over the years, she has been invited across the globe to coach team leaders seeking better solutions to their unique challenges, and teams to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Now, let's hack...

Lyn Christian.

Aug 26 2019

43mins

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Rank #18: 456: Finding an Idea and Taking Action | Barry Turner

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Barry Turner is a former competitive bodybuilder, but to American Gladiator fans he was known as “Cyclone.” As cool as that is, he's here today because he has built a successful business, sold it, bought back half of it, and sold it again!

Along with his business partner, he helped create the baked nutrition category back in 1993 while eating after a workout – they asked “Why can’t we put the protein from this chicken breast… into that muffin?” This was the birth of Lenny and Larry's.

They didn't have a business plan or any experience, but that didn't stop Barry or his partner. They launched the company with only $1,400 doing almost everything themselves to get rolling -- right down to designing their iconic logo. Gold’s Gym was its first client.

Today, Lenny and Larry’s products are available almost anywhere you can buy food -- from Walmart to Whole Foods, and Target to Publix.

The effect of Lenny and Larry's products have rippled across the natural foods space. Protein-infused snacks are everywhere as consumers are beginning to understand the importance of high-quality protein to their overall health and nutrition.

In this conversation, we discuss:

  • Finding an idea and taking immediate action
  • Enjoying the chaos around you
  • Why it's better to show someone than to tell them

Now, let's hack...

Barry Turner.

Mar 04 2019

40mins

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Rank #19: 461: Why You Need a High Tolerance for Failing | Dwayne J. Clark

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Dwayne J. Clark is that rare and unique entrepreneur, filmmaker, author, and playwright. But today we are talking to the entrepreneur in him.

Following a brief career in criminal justice, he discovered assisted living for the elderly, and his path was changed.

Nearly 20 years ago, after working at two companies in the industry, he co-founded Aegis Living, one of the most sought-after assisted living facilities in the country.

Under his leadership as CEO, Aegis has grown to more than 30 locations in the Western U.S., employs more than 2,000 staff members, and to date has served more than 25,000 residents.

In this conversation, we cover:

  • Why you need to believe in yourself as an entrepreneur (but not be stubborn)
  • The 3 pillars that became the foundation of Aegis
  • Why you should branch out into other businesses (and markets)

Now, let's hack...

Dwayne J. Clark.

Apr 11 2019

37mins

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Rank #20: HTE 434: Set Goals That Scare the Hell Out of You | Weldon Long

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At the age of 39, my guest, Weldon Long, found himself walking out of prison after seven years and living in a homeless shelter -- this was 15 years ago.

He spent the next six months knocking on door after door trying to land a job, with zero experience. Finally, a small HVAC company in Colorado gave him a shot and it changed the course of his life -- he stayed with this company for 18 months learning the art of sales and running a small business.

Then he made his move and started his own HVAC company. Over the next five years, he grew this business to $20 million in sales before selling the business.

He is now a NY Times bestselling author, speaker, and sales trainer.

During this fast-moving conversation, we discuss:

  • How to determine what you really want out of life and business
  • Why the biggest mistake you can make is not focussing on the right things
  • Why all businesses are sales companies

Now, let's hack...

Weldon Long.

Jul 23 2018

42mins

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489: Going An Inch Wide and a Mile Deep with Jim DeCicco

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Jim DeCicco, is an ambitious, intense, and determined entrepreneur. After college in 2015, he worked in finance for a few month before teaming up with his two brothers to create the world's first Super Coffee.

Today he is the CEO at Kitu Life Inc., makers of Super Coffee and Super Creamer.

Since 2015, Jim and his brothers have raised $18 million in venture capital. They've pitched on ABC's Shark Tank, and have been featured in the 2019 Class of Forbes' 30 Under 30.

This is a great conversation about the overlap between professional and personal life, why innovation needs to be complimentary to your offerings, and how Jim and his brothers got their start by being scrappy and making sales.

Now, let's hack...

Jim DeCicco.

Jan 15 2020

26mins

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488: Fanocracy: Turn Fans into Customers with David Meerman Scott

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My guest today is David Meerman Scott and he is one of the few repeat guests I've had on the show -- and I'm really excited to have him back on the show today. When he was on the show the first time, we discussed framing your work around what you love doing.

He is a digital marketing strategist and author of several books on marketing, most notably The New Rules of Marketing and PR with over 300,000 copies sold to date.

As of 2020, he has published a brand new book called Fanocracy. Here's the premise: The most powerful marketing force in the world isn't social media, email, or even those annoying commercials on stuck right in the middle of YouTube videos. It's fandom.

And the good news? Fandom isn't just for celebrities and influencers anymore! It can be the fuel for any business that chooses to focus on inspiring and nurturing true fans. Fanocracy means turning fans into customers and customers into fans. Fanocracy means an organization that puts the needs and wishes of fans first.

Now, let's hack...

David Meerman Scott and Fanocracy.

Jan 08 2020

42mins

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487: How to Work With the Top 1% of Your Market | Caroline Carter

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Caroline Carter today home transition expert and an entrepreneur.

She is the creator of the Perfect Listing, the Total Home Transition process and founder and CEO of Done In A Day.

Since 2005, she has partnered with over 2,000 homeowners and their agents with her unique approach of preparing the house to sell for top dollar.

Caroline's Total Home Transitionâ„  process has been featured in local and national media including The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Washingtonian, Washington Home & Garden, The Northwest Current, Home, Fox News, HGTV, and The Wall Street Journal.

Now, let's hack...

Caroline Carter.

Dec 18 2019

46mins

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486: How to Create Compelling Reasons to Buy | Sharon Savariego

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Sharon Savariego is the former business development manager of uTest, community advocate, and serial social entrepreneur.

Back in 2014, Sharon Savariego came up with the idea to build a platform to empower Community Managers around the world. Needing help with the tech side of things, she began the quest for a tech co-founder, which she found and they began planning, raising money, and building.

Today, Mobilize serves as an online hub for over 1,000 communities and 1,000,000 members.

This is a fascinating conversation where we discuss creating compelling reasons to buy, why everything has an element of community, and honing a vision.

Now, let's hack!

Sharon Savariego

Dec 13 2019

40mins

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485: Side Hustle to Peanut Butter CEO | Jill Van Gyn

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Jill Van Gyn is a Canadian who had hit absolute rock bottom before crawling her way up to the top. It has not been easy but her hard work is definitely paying off.

She is the founder of Fatso Peanut Butter, an all-natural peanut butter company that began as a side hustle in the back kitchen of a local restaurant.

In October 2018, Jill appeared on Dragon's Den, Canada's version of Shark Tank. Her ask on the show was $200,000 for 15 percent of the company. Jill received four offers in the episode and she made a handshake deal for $200,000 for 30 percent of the company.

After the recording, Jill met the Dragons to formalize the deal with new numbers. FATSO peanut butter had been evaluated at twice its original amount and Jill Van Gyn wanted the deal to reflect that.

In the end, she walked away from the deal.

Now, let's hack...

Jill Van Gyn.

Dec 04 2019

46mins

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484: How to Market (and Sell) Anything Online | Neil Patel

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Neil Patel is the co-founder of the analytics companies KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg, and Quick Sprout. He is a frequent contributor to publications, such as Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine. He also helps companies such as Amazon and Viacom grow their revenue.

President Obama recognized my guest as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 and he has also been awarded Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives.

Although he loves being an entrepreneur, he sees his future in the non-profit world helping to drive traffic to their websites and helping to change lives.

Now, let's hack...

Neil Patel.

In this episode Neil Patel and I discuss:

  • Learning from previous mistakes (and not making them again)
  • Planning and executing fast (the good and the bad)
  • Partner with someone who compliments you

Nov 22 2019

26mins

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Why Making $130,061.02 a Month Doesn't Matter | Alex Nerney

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Check out the show notes: Alex Nerney Today's guest is a professional blogger, adventure junkie, and digital entrepreneur. He got started online in 2012, right after he graduated from college, by creating an ebook called "A College Guy's Guide to Getting Ripped" -- yes, really. He is a busy guy and somewhat of a content machine. As of today, he has four main projects that he's working on: Avocadu: Health and Wellness website reaching over 3 million people yearly. Create a Pro Website: YouTube channel teaching people how to start their own website from scratch! The Health Nerd: with 415,000 subscribers and still growing, the health nerd was a side project I started back in 2016. Plus, Create and Go, his main business. After making a bunch of money blogging and traveling the world, him and his business partner started Create and Go in early 2016. In the past few years, they've grown this business at an insane pace -- ending 2018 with over 1,000,000 website visitors and over $1,000,000 in revenue. If you've ever had an inkling to start a blog or you have a blog and have always wondered how to scale it to over $100,000 a month, then this conversation is for you. Now, let's hack... Alex Nerney.

Nov 15 2019

43mins

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482: Finding a Solution to Every Problem | Kenneth Aldrich

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My guest on the show today started his career as a lawyer, where he spent 4 years before becoming an entrepreneur – this transition happened over 40 years ago.

He's what I would call a serial entrepreneur, having started 11 companies of varying degrees success. This conversation takes a couple fascinating turns as Ken discusses $100+ million dollar exits and business ideas that have continued to pay him every year for 10+ years.

In addition to his own ventures, he's been investing in companies for the past 18 years.

Through all of this, he began to notice a thread that ran through successful entrepreneurs -- an entrepreneurial mindset -- so he put pen to paper and wrote a new book called The Dream Toolbox: Building an Entrepreneurial Mind and Financial Abundance.

In this conversation, Ken Aldrich and Jonny discuss:

  • Friction points: why you must find them if you are going to succeed in business
  • Business partners: good ones are worth seeking out, but they must complement your strengths and weaknesses
  • There is a solution to every problem you will encounter in your life and business

Now let's hack...

Kenneth Aldrich.

Nov 06 2019

38mins

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481: How to Create a Daily Practice of Creativity | Chase Jarvis

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My guest today is one of the most influential photographers of the past decade, is a diehard creative, and an entrepreneur.

Chase has spent over two decades mastering the craft of photography. In 2009, this led him to creating the world's first photo app called Best Camera, and it went onto becoming Apple's 2009 App of the Year.

Then in 2010, Chase founded CreativeLive -- now the world's leading platform for creators and entrepreneurs. In the past 9 years, a staggering 10 million students have consumed more than 3 billion minutes of video via CreativeLive's online platform.

After spending tens of thousands of hours honing his photography skills and years working with 1,000s of creatives via CreativeLive, Chase decided it was time to share his understanding and insights into creativity. This led to him publishing his latest book, Creative Calling now a bestseller and highly recommended for anyone looking step-up their ability to consistently create and build on their ideas.

In this conversation, Chase and Jonny discuss:

  • Trusting yourself: As we get older, we tend to give up this natural ability that we all once had. Our goal as creative entrepreneurs, is rediscovering this ability and running with it.
  • Start anywhere: The only lasting mistake that you can make is to not start.
  • Creativity: Everything you see around you has been created from an idea and lots of hard work. Your creativity is a muscle that you need to exercise every day.

Now, let's hack...

Chase Jarvis.

Nov 04 2019

50mins

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480: Jason Harris on the Soulful Art of Persuasion

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My guest today is a bestselling author, award-winning advertiser, and entrepreneur.

Jason Harris is the CEO of the creative agency Mekanism and the cofounder of the Creative Alliance.

At Mekanism, Jason has helped the agency produce campaigns for such companies as HBO, Muscle Milk, The North Face, PepsiCo, MillerCoors and Ben and Jerry's.

In 2014, Mekanism led the White House's "It's on Us" campaign to raise awareness of campus sexual assault. The campaign is currently in its third year.

This past summer Jason published his first book The Soulful Art of Persuasion, already a Wallstreet Journal Bestseller.

Now, let's hack...

Jason Harris.

Oct 21 2019

49mins

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479: From Living in a $100 Apartment to World-Renowned Company | Dave Munson

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Dave Munson of Saddleback Leather Co. spent several years journeying across North America with his dog to create bags and other products made to outlast their owners. Their slogan is: They'll fight over it when you're dead.

His founding story is one of legend. He spent three years living in a $100 a month apartment in Mexico with his dog Blue, and dodged a crooked Mexican federale who was sent to kill him, all while trying to start his business.

Saddleback Leather Co. currently has over 250 employees in the US and Mexico, where they have built their own leather factories.

In this conversation we discuss the importance of being principled in life and business, hiring business coaches, and sticking with it long enough to succeed.

Now, let's hack!

Dave Munson.

Oct 11 2019

46mins

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478: Jump Headfirst into Your Business | Naomi Dunford

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My guest today is a triple Pisces, marketing and growth coach, and a smart entrepreneur.

She is the founder of IttyBiz, where her and her team turn smart, quirky people into smart, quirky entrepreneurs.

She has been coaching and teaching online marketing since 2006 and has been featured in major outlets such as Forbes, Cosmopolitan and USA Today.

Plus, her newsletter has attracted over 50,000 subscribers from across the globe.

Now, let's hack!

Naomi Dunford.

Sep 30 2019

50mins

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477: What Do You Really Want Out of Life? | Weldon Long

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If you are anything like me and have too many tasks, ideas, and to-do lists in too many places then Monday will enable you to get control.

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At the age of 39, my guest, Weldon Long, found himself walking out of prison after seven years and living in a homeless shelter -- this was 15 years ago.

He spent the next six months knocking on door after door trying to land a job, with zero experience. Finally, a small HVAC company in Colorado gave him a shot and it changed the course of his life -- he stayed with this company for 18 months learning the art of sales and running a small business.

Then he made his move and started his own HVAC company. Over the next five years, he grew this business to $20 million in sales before selling the business.

He is now a NY Times bestselling author, speaker, and sales trainer.

During this fast-moving conversation, we discuss:

  • How to determine what you really want out of life and business
  • Why the biggest mistake you can make is not focussing on the right things
  • Why all businesses are sales companies

Now, let's hack...

Weldon Long.

Sep 26 2019

43mins

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476: How to Flip the Script (and Make More Sales) | Oren Klaff

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The bestselling author of Pitch Anything is back to flip your entire approach or persuasion and selling.

In his decades of pitching, presenting, and closing high-stakes deals, Oren Klaff has learned that people are sick of being sold to. What people love is coming up with their own great idea, even if it's the same idea you were guiding them towards.

That's why Oren is throwing out the old antiquated playbook on selling and bringing you a new approach with his brilliant new book Flip the Script

He'll show you a new approach that works on this simple insight: everyone trusts their own ideas.

That might sound easier said than done, but Oren has taught thousands of people how to do just that with a series of simple steps that makes it simple for anyone to follow.

Now, let's talk to Oren Klaff and learn how to flip the script.

Sep 09 2019

46mins

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475: Everything is a Problem to Solve | Matthew Barnett

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Today's guest is all about passion, people, and perseverance.

Eight years ago he began building businesses in the video space. Today, after a self-proclaimed spectacular failure and two other products that didn't work out, he is the proud founder of Bonjoro.

Founded in 2017, Bonjoro enables business owners and customer success teams convert and retain more customers through personal video. Through a lot of hard work, process creation, and personal growth, Bonjoro has grown to now have locations across three countries -- England, the U.S., and Australia.

Now, let's hack...

Matthew Barnett.

Sep 04 2019

33mins

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474: How to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career | Lyn Christian

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If you are anything like me and have too many tasks, ideas, and to-do lists in too many places then Monday.com will enable you to get control.

Start your 14-day free trial by going to monday.com/hack. Then use the promo code HACK to get 10% off a paid account.

My guest on the show today is a speaker, coach, and facilitator of career reinvention. She has the unique ability to guide others through the difficult transition of changing careers or moving from employee to entrepreneur.

This ability is why she is here today. In this conversation, we work through the mindset struggles so many of us have had to deal with while making leaps of faith and jumping into new careers – whether those are into new industries or into entrepreneurship.

She has coached stay-at-home moms to become successful entrepreneurs, and to keep their home life thriving and energized. As well as guiding countless others with the science behind changing our mindset and learning new skills.

Over the years, she has been invited across the globe to coach team leaders seeking better solutions to their unique challenges, and teams to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Now, let's hack...

Lyn Christian.

Aug 26 2019

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473: Build Micro-Marketing Into Your Business | Jason Resnick

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My guest today is a WordPress Developer, podcaster, and a business coach.

He started like a lot of us do, with lots of dreaming, thinking, and talking about working for himself and running his own online business. But also like many of us, it wasn't an easy transition.

In fact, he made the first leap into freelancing and a couple years later he had to go back to working for someone else. But he thought about what had gone wrong the first time, created a plan, and headed out on his own once again.

He's now been in business since 2010, and even though it hasn't always been unicorns and rainbows, he's persevered through the hard times and come out on the better end of business success.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Always keeping your 'why' front and center when making decisions
  • Why and how to create micro-experiments for your freelancing clients
  • How to keep a steady flow of clients rolling through your business

Now, let's hack...

Jason Resnick

Aug 21 2019

46mins

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472: Distilling Rum in a Male-Dominated Industry| Karen Hoskin

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After spending the first 15 years as a graphic designer and growing her own agency, today's guest decided it was time for a challenge and a change.

Twenty years after falling in love with rum during a trip to India, her and her husband decided to see if they could turn that love of rum into a business. At this moment, Montanya Distillers was born.

Flash forward eight years and Montanya produces three rums, is distributed in forty-four states and seven countries and has won countless international awards.

In this conversation, we discuss being a female distiller in a male-dominated industry, building your wings on the way down, and not being constrained by what other people think.

Now, let's hack¦

Karen Hoskin.

Aug 14 2019

38mins

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471: Building a Business on Relentless Optimization | Chris Hutchins

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Chris Hutchins is an endless optimizer of money and life, and entrepreneur.

This story begins with him being laid off in 2008 and founding an organization called LaidOffCamp where he hosted dozens of events around the country to help the unemployed learn new skills for the evolving job market.

Then in 2011, he co-founded a company called Milk. This venture was short lived, as they were acquired by Google 13 months later.

Today he is the founder and CEO of Grove, and his mission is to make financial planning accessible and affordable for everyone.

In this conversation, Jon and Chris discuss:

  • The varying skillsets required for product management and biz dev
  • Where and how to find business partners
  • The true value of relentless optimization

Now, let's hack...

Chris Hutchins.

Jul 29 2019

37mins

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470: Know What You Want (Learn How to Get It) | Genecia Alluora

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Genecia Alluora is an experienced entrepreneur and former beauty queen, who now works with businesswomen to equip them with the right tools and knowledge to excel at life and business.

After winning the Miss Singapore title for a second time, she started a retail coffee chain called Coffee: Nowhere. From 2014-2017 they grew this company to 60 employees across three countries before having a successful exit from the business and industry.

In 2015, she founded Soul Rich Woman, Southeast Asia's largest network of female entrepreneurs with over 12,000 members across 15 countries.

In this conversation, we Jon and Genecia discuss:

  • Her experience on shifting from being a beauty queen to becoming a full-time entrepreneur
  • Why consistency is key to anyones success (and how to nourish it)
  • How to hire a virtual assistant that doesn't suck

Now, let's hack...

Genecia Alluora.

Jul 24 2019

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Great interviews.

By mani98527 - Jul 01 2018
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Really likes the way he interview. Highly recommended.

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By ProudSlut4Life - Nov 14 2017
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And that’s the hack! Dámn, I am really liking this show.