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Rank #158 in Self-Improvement category

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If you want to change the world, you must change the values held dear by the men who inhabit it. Created by Mike Dillard, Self Made Man is for men who want to achieve greatness. Who want to leave their mark on the world, and create a legacy of honor, integrity, and achievement in every aspect of their lives. Join the Self-Made Man community as we bring mentors into your world who can help you build a life of excellence in business, relationships, health, finance, and legacy. Learn more at www.SelfMadeMan.com

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If you want to change the world, you must change the values held dear by the men who inhabit it. Created by Mike Dillard, Self Made Man is for men who want to achieve greatness. Who want to leave their mark on the world, and create a legacy of honor, integrity, and achievement in every aspect of their lives. Join the Self-Made Man community as we bring mentors into your world who can help you build a life of excellence in business, relationships, health, finance, and legacy. Learn more at www.SelfMadeMan.com

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A must-listen 🌟

By Mah-ree-uh - Nov 01 2019
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I just picked up this podcast and can’t seem to pause it! It’s that good!! Authentic, helpful, inspiring. Thanks, Mike!

Powerful Questions

By Steve Stavs - Sep 21 2019
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Mike you are an expert at asking powerful questions! So grateful for your work!!!!!!!

iTunes Ratings

450 Ratings
Average Ratings
405
18
9
6
12

A must-listen 🌟

By Mah-ree-uh - Nov 01 2019
Read more
I just picked up this podcast and can’t seem to pause it! It’s that good!! Authentic, helpful, inspiring. Thanks, Mike!

Powerful Questions

By Steve Stavs - Sep 21 2019
Read more
Mike you are an expert at asking powerful questions! So grateful for your work!!!!!!!
Cover image of The Mike Dillard Podcast

The Mike Dillard Podcast

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If you want to change the world, you must change the values held dear by the men who inhabit it. Created by Mike Dillard, Self Made Man is for men who want to achieve greatness. Who want to leave their mark on the world, and create a legacy of honor, integrity, and achievement in every aspect of their lives. Join the Self-Made Man community as we bring mentors into your world who can help you build a life of excellence in business, relationships, health, finance, and legacy. Learn more at www.SelfMadeMan.com

Rank #1: How To Make A Fortune on AirBnb, Without Owning A Single Home… with Brian Page

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There are very, very few business opportunities out there that truly impress me these days, but what you’ll learn about today from our guest, Brian Page, is one of them.   A few years ago Brian found himself at a point in life where he needed a plan B.   His background was in real estate, but after the market crashed, he found himself on the sidelines.   As many people have over the past few years, he started looking into AirBnb, and saw a huge opportunity there, but there was one big problem…   He didn’t have the funds needed to buy a house that he could list on the platform.   I’ve often thought about buying and renting out properties on AirBnb as well, but I don’t want to spend a substantial amount of money to acquire them.   Well that’s when Brian came up with a solution that rocked my world…   Instead of buying properties, he rented them, and then placed them on the short-term markets of AirBNB, Home Away, and VRBO.   Each home might cost him $2,000 to rent, but he was making $6,000/mo from his AirBnb guests.   Within a year he’d acquired control of dozen properties, all of which were making him income, and he didn’t have to invest a dime into any of them.   It is without a doubt, one of the most brilliant, and exciting opportunities I’ve ever seen, where you can literally build a real estate empire within a few years, without any kind of seed capital, or without any risk exposure to the markets.   And the best part, is that Brian has automated the entire process. Everything, from cleaning and servicing the homes, to wowing his guests, is outsourced.   He can literally run his empire from his cell phone on a beach, and today he’s going to share the entire strategy with you.   If you’re currently looking for a way to replace your income, and potentially build a massive income stream, this is the single best opportunity to do so, that I’ve seen in years.

Aug 20 2019

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Rank #2: How To Build The Biggest Personal Brand In Your Industry... with Jack Canfield

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About 20 years ago, around the age of 18, I remember walking through the aisles of my local bookstore, and buying a copy of my very first personal development book. I had no idea what I was looking for, but I knew that I needed to start thinking differently about my future.

As I scoured the shelves, one book grabbed my attention. It was called, The Aladdin Factor, and it was written by a guy named Jack Canfield.

That book set me down the path of personal growth and development that has shaped my life ever since.

Since then, Jack has become of the of the biggest personal brands in self-help.

His Chicken Soup For The Soul book series has sold over 500,000,000 copies around the world.

And now that I had him on the phone for an hour, I wanted to ask him how he did it…

When you look out at the world of personal development, there are thousands of speakers and authors who come and go.

And yet only a handful have been able to make the kind of impact that Jack has…

Tony Robbins, Brene Brown, John Maxwell, Wayne Dyer, Mark Victor Hansen, and Jim Rohn are some of the names that come to mind.

Why?

What have these individuals done in order to become the biggest names in their industry over the span of decades?

How can you or I become the next Jack Canfield?

Well that’s what we’re going to find out here today straight from the man himself.

May 02 2019

53mins

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Rank #3: Ed Mylett - The $400 Million Man…

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About 9 months ago, a guy named Ed Mylett came out of nowhere, and made a massive splash in the entrepreneur and personal development space…

Within weeks he was on every major podcast, and even started a YouTube show of his own, where he was interviewing people like NFL star Terrell Owens, Kevin Harrington from Shark Tank, and Tony Robbins.

Next he announced business partnerships with Grant Cardone, and Andy Frisella, and within months his YouTube channel has grown to over 180,000 subscribers, and his Instagram account is quickly approaching 900,000 followers.

So I had to know…

Who is Ed Mylett?

Well it turns out that Ed is an incredibly successful entrepreneur, and a quintessential Self-Made Man who came from nothing, and built a $400,000,000 million fortune in the financial services in industry.

He’s a husband, a father, and a guy who leads his life with passion and with heart in a way that leaves you feeling truly inspired.

This has been one of my favorite interviews of the year, as we dive into why Ed has come out from behind the curtain and into the light of social media,

We’ll also get into the process that he takes his clients through in order to unlock their full potential.

From creating a successful marriage, to raising kids with wealth, to the role that hash browns play in his social media strategy, we cover it all…

Without further ado, please help me welcome, the one and only Ed Mylett.

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Jul 26 2018

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Rank #4: How To Identify Life Changing Opportunities… with Eben Pagan

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Has it ever felt like the most successful people you know in life just have this strange ability to be in the right place at the right time when it comes to taking advantage of new opportunities?

For example, our guest today is my friend and mentor, Eben Pagan.   Eben is one of the most successful entrepreneurs I know, having built a $100,000,000 empire in the online education space.   Well just over a year ago, he sent me an email, asking me if I had put any time or thought into investing in cryptocurrencies.   I told him that I’d actually purchased Bitcoin back in 2014, and that I’d been researching and investing in that space ever since. So he emailed eight other successful entrepreneurs he knew, and asked them the same question. Well it turns out every single one of them had also taken an interest, and invested in crypto over the previous one to two years, despite the fact that none of us had brought it up to anyone else in that group.   We had all seen the same opportunity. We had all come to the same conclusion about that opportunity, and we had all made a small fortune as a result.   Now what’s really interesting, is that Eben had not asked us that question just for the sake of it.   He was in fact, validating a theory he’d created while trying to unravel the true secret at the heart of the world’s most successful people.   What is that theory?   It’s that successful people are better at finding and creating opportunity, and better at making decisions about which opportunities to bet on.   If you look at the successful people you know, who are consistently successful in business, investing, with money, and in their financial lives — those who win not only in the short-run, but also in the long-run — you’ll see that these are the people who are constantly finding and creating great opportunities, then choosing the best ones to bet on   In other words, seeing and capitalizing on opportunities that others miss is actually a learnable skill.   Well being the genius that he is, Eben spent the last few years breaking down this intangible art, into an actual framework and process that helps you understand what opportunity is, how it works, how it’s changing, and how to get more of it in your life.   Identifying your opportunities, and then most importantly, sorting through them to decide which one’s you should pursue, is it… This is the foundation that every success story you’ve ever heard is built upon, and today Eben’s going to teach how to do it.   And by the way, he’s also going to give a free copy of his new book on Opportunity, to all of you here at SelfMadeMan. To get your copy, just head to NewOpportunityBook.com.

Apr 24 2018

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Rank #5: Taking Your Biggest Risks Ever… with Anik Singal

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Today I’m excited to welcome Anik Singal to the show. I’ve known Anik for almost ten years now, and over that time, I’ve watched him build a huge online business, and partner with Robert Kiyosaki.

But what I didn’t know, is that a few years ago, Anik had a massive crisis… His business crashed, he found himself in debt, and everything that he’d built had crumbled.

He found himself having to start over from scratch, which is very similar to what I went through back in 2014.

In fact, our stories are eerily similar, and what’s even more interesting, is that we both bounced back, and came out taking our biggest swings ever.

Anik started a new company called Lurn, and he even he launched a massive, multi-million dollar co-working space for entrepreneurs just a few months ago.

And what’s really interesting is how they’ve funded the project, and how they plan to monetize it.

I’ve taking some big risks during my career as a business owner, so I know what it’s like to go all-in on your dream like Anik has.

This is a fascinating interview with one of the most successful online entrepreneurs out there today, and it’s filled with insights and lessons learned that you’ll want to pay close attention to…

Please help me welcome, Anik Singal.

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Aug 23 2018

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Rank #6: How to Start an Amazon Business… with Greg Mercer

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If I could turn back the clock and go back to the beginning of my career as an entrepreneur, I would be extremely tempted to start an Amazon business.

Buying products at wholesale prices, and selling them on Amazon is a skill that anyone can learn and master if you’re willing to simply learn how, and take action.

You don’t need to be the world’s best copywriter, you don’t need a lot of money, you don’t have to write a book, or learn to speak from stage.

It’s simple, and it works…

Over the past few years I’ve had dozens of friends get their start on Amazon, and they’ve gone on to grow massive 8-figure businesses as a result.

Well today we’re joined by Greg Mercer who has done exactly that.

Years ago, he listed his very first product on Amazon while he was still pursuing his full time job…

That product was marshmellow sticks… Yes, the kind you use to roast marshmallows over a campfire.

That little product set him free, and allowed him to quit his job and become an full time entrepreneur.

Today Greg is going to give you an incredibly valuable tour on what it looks like to start your own Amazon business as we dive into all of the most important details…

For example, you’ll learn how to identify the right products to sell, where to buy them from a wholesaler, how much you should charge, how to get Amazon to handle all of the fulfilment for you, and what to do about customer service.

If you’ve ever thought about starting an Amazon business, today’s episode with Greg will give you a massive head start…

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Sep 19 2018

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Rank #7: How To Own The Day, And Own Your Life… with Aubrey Marcus

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I don’t consider many people in this world a mentor, but Aubrey is one that I do.   As you’ll hear today, he’s mastered the art of building a life, a business, and a world around him that matches the vision in his mind, better than anyone else I’ve ever met.   He’s spent years overcoming his biggest demons and challenges in business, in his relationships, and in his physical and mental health, and has literally transformed every aspect of his life to become the man he’s always wanted to be.   But the methodology he used to accomplish all of this, is what I love the most, and what we’re going to talk about today…   The good news is that radically transforming your life does not have to be this monumental event that requires you to muster up heroic levels of discipline. I think by now we all know that the chances of that working and sticking over the long-run are incredibly low.   What you can do, is break down that process into tiny little pieces that are much easier to implement.   This is what we’re going to talk about today, and it’s a game-changer…

Feb 07 2018

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Rank #8: How to Build a Monthly Membership Business... with Ryan Deiss

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Wow, today you are in for an incredible treat… We’re joined by my friend and colleague Ryan Deiss, who is one of the most brilliant entrepreneur’s you’ll ever meet.

Ryan is the Founder of DigitalMarketer.com and today you’re going to hear the behind-the-scenes story of how he saved it from imminent failure, and then turned it into a million dollar per month membership platform.

If you have a monthly membership or recurring revenue business right now, or if you’re thinking about starting one, this will be one of the most valuable interviews you will ever hear.

You’ll learn the best way to acquire your new members, what kind of offer and guarantee works the best, and how to increase retention once someone joins.

This is one of the only episodes over the past three years, that I’ve gone back and listened to multiple times, because there were just so many amazing nuggets of wisdom inside, so get ready to take some notes.

With that being said, I’d like to invite you guys to join SelfMadeMan.com if you haven’t done so already.

If you have found this podcast valuable, then imagine when you’re missing out on when it comes to the dozens of exclusive video classes you could have access to just minutes from now, that will give you the knowledge and skills you need to take your life, and your business to the next level.

If you are not a Member, I can assure you that you’re losing money that you could be making instead. You’re wasting time looking for answers that are waiting for you, and you’re lengthening the amount of time it’s going to take you to reach your goals, so join us today, take one giant leap towards the future you want to create.

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Oct 31 2018

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Rank #9: The Marketing Secrets That Built a $100 Million Business... with Dave Woodward

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If you want to learn how to become more effective at online marketing… this is the episode you’ve been waiting for.

Today we sit down with Dave Woodward… The Chief Revenue Development Officer for ClickFunnels.com.

  ClickFunnels is an all-in-one online marketing system that was started by my good friend Russell Brunson, and Dave is the man in charge of growing their customer base. And by the way, if you haven’t had a chance to go watch his lesson here at SelfMadeMan.com, make sure you do that ASAP. The feedback we’ve been getting from everyone who’s seen it has been awesome.   Now here’s what’s really exciting…    This year, ClickFunnels will do around $170,000,000 in revenue, which will give them a valuation of around $1 Billion dollars.   So how did they do it?   Well today you’re going to find out as Dave and I discuss all of the latest marketing trends, and the strategies that have been working best for them…   We’ll dive into email marketing, social media, YouTube, mobile payments, webinars, and let you know what’s working best today.

Apr 10 2018

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Rank #10: How Marketing is Changing... with Seth Godin

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Today we’re joined by the one and only Seth Godin to talk about a topic that we live and breath every single day, which is marketing.

Specifically, we’re going to dive into the revolutionary shift that is taking place today when it comes to your marketing, as the internet continues to transform from a tool for spreading a message to a mass audience, into a tool that allows us to reach into incredibly valuable micro communities.

One of my favorite takeaways from this interview was the answer Seth gave when I asked him two important questions…

First, How do you measure the effectiveness of your marketing today?

And second, do you need to make sure that your message is everywhere, at all times, as the fight for attention escalates.

The answers he gave were unexpected, and incredibly insightful, which was really the theme for this entire show.

If you want to know what you need to do as an entrepreneur if you want to win and thrive, in this quickly changing world, this is the interview you’ve been waiting for.

With that being said, I have surprise for you guys today…

Over the past week, I’ve recorded a series of six training videos for you that are designed to walk you through the six stages that you’re going to go through in your journey as an entrepreneur.

We’re going to start at the very beginning and we’re going to dive into the the changes you need to make to your mind and your body, if you’re currently stuck, and if you want to start making radical changes in your life.

Next we’ll dive into the one single thing you must do, if you want to build wealth, become successful, and achieve financial freedom.

You’ll learn how to start your very first business in a way that maximizes your chances for success,

How to generate leads and traffic…

How to invest the money your business makes…

And much, much more.

But the best part, is that all six of these training videos are completely free, and you can go watch them right now at www.SelfMadeMan.com/bootcamp

So please enjoy them, and now let’s welcome, Mr. Seth Godin.

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Nov 29 2018

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Rank #11: What’s Working Today In Digital Marketing… with George Bryant

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Online marketing today is changing faster than ever… Facebook ad costs have doubled or even tripled in the past year, their policies have changed, and it’s forcing business owners to completely change their approach to customer acquisition. This transition can be the death of a business, as a once steady source of customers, slowly, and then suddenly, disappears. Before you know it, what used to work for you now doesn’t. Revenue starts to drop, profits start to decline, and before you know it, your business has all but dried up.   So what do you do? Well you need a new set of eyes to look at your campaigns, and to bring some new ideas to the table. Well that’s where our guest today George Bryant comes in. I met George at Aubrey Marcus’ house a few months ago, and quickly realized that this guy really knows his stuff. George built his own 7-figure business in the the competitive paleo nutrition space a few years ago, but today he spends the majority of his time helping companies like ONNIT, Men’s Health, Adidas, and Reebok, create online marketing campaigns that work. Well today George is going to bring us up to speed on how the online marketing space has changed in the past 12 months, and what you need to do in order to adapt, adjust, and thrive in this new environment. We’ll find out what he’s doing with his clients to help them double or even triple their sales within 30 days, and so much more… Please help me welcome, George Bryant.   Resources: Follow George on Instagram | LinkedIn CivilizedCavemanCooking.com Magic - Personal Assistant on Demand Process Street | Checklist, Workflow and SOP Software AirTable   Music: Music by: RetroVision Song: Cake Licensed under a Creative Commons License

Jun 29 2018

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Rank #12: Master Your Morning, And You’ll Master Your Life, with Robin Sharma

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It’s no secret that how your morning begins, will usually determine how the rest of your day will unfold.

My previous guests and friends have mastered this process, and seen their lives transform as a result…

Hal Elrod created the Miracle Morning process which dramatically changed his life the moment he started to apply it.

And Aubrey Marcus shares his approach in his book, Own The Day, Own Your Life.

In that book he shares a very simple premise… Which is that if you own and master your morning, you’ll own and master your day. And if you can experience the ideal day where you’re in flow, you’ll create the kind of life you could only dream about previously.

Well today we’re joined by another extremely successful gentleman who has created his own process for mastering your morning.

His name is Robin Sharma, and he has a fascinating story.

For most of his adult life, he was a litigation attorney, but it was a career that made him miserable. He dreaded going to work every day, so he finally decided that enough was enough. He quit his job and dedicated his life to learning about personal growth, productivity, spirituality, and fulfillment.

What he learned would eventually find its way into a book that he self-published and printed at Kinkos called, “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”.

15 million copies later, Robin has become one of the most successful and respected authors in the world.

At the heart of his success, is his morning routine which he’ll share with you today here in detail.

Whether you subscribe to Hal’s approach, or Aubrey’s, or Robin’s, one thing is certain…

If you want to change your life, the very first step you take every single morning is the single most important part of the process.

If you master your morning, you’ll win the day. And if you win the day, you’ll win in life.

So without further ado, please help me welcome, Robin Sharma.

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The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Remarkable Story About Living Your Dreams The Greatness Guide: One of the World's Most Successful Coaches Shares His Secrets for Personal and Business Mastery The Prophet

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Jun 27 2019

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Rank #13: How To Make Better Decisions… with Keith Cunningham

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We all strive to do our absolute best in our businesses and in our lives… We try to hire the best people, create the best products, and make the right decisions.   We put so much effort into making progress, but is that really where we should be spending out time?   Well today our guest poses an extremely interesting question…   Where would you be today, if you could simply go back, and unwind the biggest three mistakes you’ve made in life?   Maybe it was an investment decision…   Maybe it was a poor relationship choice…   Or maybe you trusted the wrong person in your business.   Now I don’t know about you, but if I could simply go back and unwind those events, I’d be 100X better off than I am today, despite all of my efforts to grow.   The advantages we can gain in life by simply making better decisions, far outweigh all of the hustle and grind we could ever muster.   This is a revelation Keith Cunningham had nearly 30 years ago. After amassing a real estate fortune worth over $100,000,000, Keith suddenly found himself filing for bankruptcy at the age of 40.   At a time in your life when you’re supposed to have everything figured out, Keith suddenly found himself with less than nothing… He actually owed millions in taxes to the IRS thanks to something incredibly insidious you’ll learn about today, called Phantom Income.   This crisis forced Keith to reevaluate his life and how he made his decisions, and the process he created as a result would change everything…   He quickly rebuilt his fortune, and has since dedicated his life to mentoring entrepreneurs like us, so that we can learn from his experiences. He is one of the best in the world at what he does, which is why you’ll find him on the stage at every Tony Robbins event, leading the lessons on business and entrepreneurship.   Today’s episode is one that can radically change your life for the better, so get ready to take some notes.

Mar 08 2018

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Rank #14: Tony Hawk on Life, Love, and Legacy…

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Today’s guest needs no introduction… He is the Michael Jordan of Skateboarding, and a man who has single-handedly, been the torch bearer for the sport around the world, for more than 35 years.

When you think of skateboarding, there is only one name that comes to mind, and that is Tony Hawk.

So how did he do it?

How has Tony managed to become a timeless brand, and build a life-long legacy without falling from grace, as so many celebrities eventually do?

Well today we’re going to find out, and we’re going to get personal…

As you’ll hear, Tony’s made his fair share of mistakes along the way as he’s had to learn to deal with fame, shady business partners, and what it takes to be a true partner in a relationship after multiple marriages.

We’ll talk about fatherhood, money, and what’s in store for the future as he attempts to introduce the next generation of kids to skating both in the real world, and digital.

Speaking of building a brand, make sure you head to SelfMadeMan.com and checkout the class with Ron Lynch called, “How to Write a Creative Brief For Your Business…”

What Ron’s going to teach you in the class is how to define and create a legendary brand using the same process he used to help Go Pro, define theirs.

It’s an incredibly rare chance to learn this skill set from a man who’s helped companies like Go Pro and Samsung, sell billions of dollars worth of products.

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Aug 08 2018

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Rank #15: How To Build a 7-Figure Per Month Membership Business… with Brandon Poulin

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There’s an often used headline in the online entrepreneur space, that goes something like this… Learn how to turn your passion, into profits.   The reason you hear it so often, is because it’s a strategy that works, and today’s guest is an extraordinary example of what it means to turn your biggest passion, or problem in life, into a successful business venture.   Kaelin and Brandon Poulin are currently in their early 20’s, and over the past three years, they’ve built a little online business from scratch, that currently does over $1,000,000 per month in recurring revenue.   This all started when Kaelin hit her breaking point. She was 65 pounds overweight, unhealthy, and tired of what she saw when she looked in the mirror. So she did something about it, and within 12 months, she set a world-record for the fastest woman to ever qualify for a professional fitness competition license.   Her personal transformation story served as the foundation for her new passion… Helping other women reach their fitness goals, and transform their health.   Later that year with the help of her husband Brandon, they launched LadyBoss.com… A private membership community for women.   Today, they currently have over 140,000 active members who subscribe for $27/mo.   Do the math, and your jaw will drop. And did I mention they’re just 23 years old?   So how did they do it?   How did two young kids with zero previous marketing experience build an 8-figure business empire in one of the most competitive markets in the world?   Well you’re going to find out, as we dive into the details behind their marketing strategies for finding customers, retaining those customers, and building an incredibly loyal tribe.   Kaelin and Brandon’s success is incredibly impressive, and I have studied every part of their business for months.   If you want to learn how to build a recurring revenue membership business, you’re about to learn from the best of the best…   With that being said, make sure you head to SelfMadeMan.com after you listen to this episode, and watch the new class from Russell Brunson. It’s called, “The Truth About Making Money In An Online Business”.   And the reason you should go watch that class, is because Kaelin and Brandon built their entire business using Russell’s business model and software platform.   And right now, you can even watch the entire class for free, along with the rest of the library for the next 7 days.   Between these two resources, you’ll receive a Master’s Degree in online marketing.

May 15 2018

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Rank #16: How To Always Profit First... with Mike Michalowicz

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Today’s episode is one of the most important we’ve ever produced on this show, because it acknowledges several huge financial traps that most entrepreneurs will certainly face.

We’re joined my Mike Michalowicz, who’s the author of one of the most important books that I’ve ever read, “Profit First”.

Now there are two primary traps that we’re going to discuss today…

The first is a vicious cycle that many entrepreneurs will experience, and that’s the cycle of paying yourself last as the business owner.

99% of the time, if you have expenses that need to be covered to keep your business operating, you’re going to pay those expenses first, even that doesn’t leave enough money for you personally.

This increases stress tremendously, and it constantly puts you in a short-term reactive state of emergency, instead of a proactive state of steady, stable growth that reduces your stress, and allows you to make better, long-term decisions.

The second trap that we’re going to run into, has to do with the way you manage your company’s finances.

If you’re a small business with less than 10 employees, there’s a very good chance that you run your business by simply looking at the current balance of your checking account.

If there’s money in the account, great! You’ll find a place to spend or invest it until it’s gone, and you’re back a square one again.

I can’t tell you how common these traps are. Ryan Deiss shared the fact that he went through these same patterns until he found Mike’s book. I’ve gone through them as well, and so has Mike.

If you’ll take a few days to implement Mike’s system in Profit First, I firmly believe that it will completely change your financial life, and your relationship with money.

Your profits will increase, your stress will decrease, and you’ll build a more stable and successful business.

So please help me welcome Mike.

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Feb 07 2019

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Rank #17: Meet The Marketing Genius Who Gets US Presidents Elected… With Phillip Stutts

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Phillip Stutts is the Michael Jordan of political marketing.

If you’re running for office, and you need help coming up with a winning marketing strategy for your campaign, he’s the guy you call.

Over the past twenty years, his firm has managed billions of dollars in campaign ad spending, and he’s helped over 1,000 politicians get elected, including three US Presidents.

His marketing firm, Go Big Media has won over 30 awards, and he’s made over 200 major media appearances.

As you can imagine given today’s political climate, this is one of the most fascinating interviews we’ve ever had as Phil takes us behind the curtain, and into the world of politics from a marketer’s perspective.

But what wasn’t expected, was the fact that Phil has also been fighting a very personal battle with a rare, incurable disease called Achalasia.

After his diagnosis in 2012, he put his head in the sand and just gave into the fact the he was simply a victim of this disease, and that there was nothing he could do about it…

At least that was the case until he met my friend Peter Diamandis. If you’ve been a listener of the show for a while, you know that Peter was the person who inspired me to pursue my hydroponics startup EverGrow, and he later became an advisor to the company.

Well Peter had a similar effect on Phil one day, where he challenged an audience to think about one thing that the world considers impossible, and to find a way to prove them wrong within 5 years.

Phil took this message to heart, and decided that he would be the first person to cure this incurable disease.

And as you’ll find out today, he might just pull it off…

This is an incredible interview, with an incredible man who refuses to accept anything less in life, than victory.

Please help me welcome Phillip Stutts.

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Aug 29 2018

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Rank #18: From Bankruptcy, To $400 Million…with Suzy Batiz

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By the time Suzy Batiz was 38, she’d filed for bankruptcy for the second time in her life.   Her cars were repossessed, she lost her business, and she was broken in every way you could imagine. So she went on a journey to examine her life in an attempt to find out why she was constantly struggling with business, with money, and with her relationships…   What she discovered, and what you’ll learn about there today, changed everything.   Within a few years, she started a little company called PooPouri.   PooPouri is exactly what it sounds like… A new way to handle unwanted odors in your bathroom.   Today, they’ve done over $400 million in sales, and her life has completely changed in every way.   So what happened? What did Suzy learn that allowed her to turn a life of struggle, into a life of abundance and success?   Well, I’ll just say this… The answer is pretty surprising. You’re in for one hell of a story today, so please help me welcome Suzy Batiz.

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Feb 14 2019

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Rank #19: How To Rebuild Your Life When It All Goes Wrong… with Richard Cooper

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Most of us will through a major crucible in life… The kind that completely destroys your world, and leaves you broken… It could a divorce, a lawsuit, a death in the family, the destruction of a business, or a deadly disease.   How you choose to handle this kind of challenge, is what will define your future moving forward. Well Richard Cooper went through his crucible just a few years ago at the age of 40.   During a five year span, he went through a divorce two years after his daughter was born and lost everything to his ex.   During the same period, the company he started ten years previously was being threatened with a government policy change that would put him out of business.   His family was gone, his money was gone, and his business was about to be destroyed. He was constantly experiencing symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, and thoughts of suicide started to look more and more appealing.   And then one day Richard was handed the copy of a book called, “The Rational Male”... A moment that would change the course of his life.   It allowed him to define a new vision for his life… One that would turn him into an advocate for men everywhere who are going through their crucible.   If you are going through a challenging period, or if you are simply not the kind of man you would like to be, today’s interview will change your life.

Apr 03 2018

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Rank #20: How To Get 1,000 Free Leads Per Day From Google SEO… with Neil Patel

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Search Engine Optimization…

It’s a topic that’s hardly talked about anymore by entrepreneurs, because… Well… It’s not that sexy, it’s not new, it takes a lot of time, and frankly, it’s quite mysterious.

But, if you take a long-term approach to your business, and if you’re willing to feed Google with extremely high-quality content over the next 3-5 years, you can create an absolutely incredible advantage and profit center for your business.

How big?

Well today we’re joined by one of the biggest SEO traffic experts in the world, my friend Neil Patel.

During his career, Neil has been a marketing and traffic consultant for Google, Ebay, Facebook, Microsoft, SalesForce, and General Motors.

Neil’s personal websites currently get over 1.7 million unique visitors per month just from organic search traffic, and get this…

That traffic turns into over 1,000 new email subscribers per day, and over $400,000 per month in revenue… For free.

It’s an unbelievable asset for any business, but it takes time, knowledge, and expertise to implement, and thankfully Neil is here today to give you the roadmap.

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to start getting your website ranked at the top of Google in a real and lasting way, this episode is for you.

And by the way, if you want to connect with me personally on Instagram, you can find me @RealMikeDillard

Without further ado, please welcome, Neil Patel.

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Oct 11 2018

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