(GYSS #79): Finding Your Signature Sauce with Paul Angone
“We don’t resonate over our pretend perfection. We resonate over our shared struggles.”
Paul Angone is the best-selling author of 101 Secrets For Your Twenties, All Groan Up, a national speaker, and the creator of AllGroanUp.com, which has been read by millions in 190 countries.
Paul is back on the show! We discuss his new book, All Groan Up, and how to find your secret sauce. This is a topic I get asked about a ton: how do I find what I’m passionate about? We dig into this topic and his story.
(GYSS #78): Startups & Setting Yourself Up For Success with Dr. Tim Linnet
“Everyone has to start with a niche…find one group of customers that you can over service and make them extremely happy.”
Dr. Tim Linnet is the founder of RutaSleep’s Drink Coffee Today & Sleep Deep Tonight, a revolutionary sleep aid found in Rite Aid and Meijer stores nationwide. He graduated with his doctorate from University of the Pacific and went on to Harvard for post-doctoral studies in finance and statistics. He also founded WeDreamCenter.com, which helps small businesses launch their consumer product brands on retail shelves nationwide.
I wanted to interview Tim because of his knowledge in start ups and finding investment. We discuss how he got involved in the pharmaceutical industry, how to set up your early stage startup for success.
(GYSS #77): Building Impactful Relationships with Jordan Harbinger
Jordan Harbinger is the host of the top-rated Art of Charm podcast and is co-founder of Art of Charm, where he helps ordinary guys become extraordinary men.
I wanted to get Jordan on the show because he is an expert on networking and relationship building. We talk about he started the Art of Charm, building key relationships and how to connect with mentors.
(GYSS #76): YouTube, Vlogging and Branding with Amy Schmitthauer
Amy Schmittauer is the Founder and Face of SavvySexySocial.com. Leading the charge in video blogging for business, she has grown a following for the site that has amassed more than 1.2 million video views. She is a proud beagle mom, coffee addict and shares most of her life via video and on Twitter.
I wanted to get Amy on the show because she is an expert in everything related to YouTube! If you’ve ever wanted to try out video in your content mix, this is the episode to listen to!
(GYSS #75): What Alex Berman Learned From Sending 1 million+ Cold Emails
Alex Berman is the Chief Marketing Sumo for InspireBeats and is responsible for generating over $12 million dollars in B2B leads this year. He and the team at InspireBeats have sent over 1 million cold emails to funded startups and software as a service companies in the last two years.
I got Alex on the show because generating leads through cold email is a particular effective tactic for lean startups. Cold emails are also a great way to build strategic partnerships with companies to build your pipeline as well. We discuss Alex’s journey as an entrepreneur and we geek out about everything you need to know about sending cold emails with great conversion rates.
(GYSS #74): Building A Dope Personal Brand with Rajiv Nathan
“At its purest and simplest form, a personal brand is the combination of how you see yourself and how others see you.”
Rajiv Nathan is a human Curious George always chasing realness, is Idea Lemon’s cofounder and Ambassador of Awesome. He shows you how to build a money personal brand and live a dope life.
I had Rajiv on the show to talk about the mystery that is personal branding. We talk about his background, the epic road trip they took across America a few months ago and how to build a kick-ass personal brand. We get real for a little bit and he helps me define my personal brand.
(GYSS #73): The Art of Adventure and Its Role In Our Happiness with Derek Loudermilk
Derek Loudermilk hosts the top rated Podcast, The Art of Adventure, and is an author as the Good Men Project. Derek is a former professional cyclist and scientist who now travels the world full time. After discovering a new species in 2012, Derek decided to leave science to impact people more directly. His mission is to help you do something that has never been done before.
I had Derek on the show to talk to us about how adventure can mix with our daily lives. We chat about his shift from scientist to entrepreneur and adventure and its impact on our happiness.
(GYSS #72): Overcoming Lack of Funding with Crowdfunding Expert Brandon T. Adams
“If you believe in something…and you focus on it and consume it through your mind and work at it, you’ll achieve it.”
Brandon T. Adams is an Inventor, Entrepreneur, Author, and Host of University of Young Entrepreneurs Podcast. Having Invented Arctic Stick, and buying a tri-state Ice distributorship at just 22 years old, he recognized the main obstacles of getting started–lack of Funds and Resources. He launched the University of Young Entrepreneurs to help support other entrepreneurs and assist them with getting their ideas funded.
I wanted to get Brandon on the show because he knows the ins and outs of crowdfunding, which is super hot right now! We break down the different types of crowdfunding platforms, how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign and his entrepreneurial background.
(GYSS #71): Working with EDM Artists and the Realist’s Perspective on Passion with Sam Matla
“You become passionate about something after you become good at it.”
Sam Matla is the founder of EDMProd, a blog & resource website aimed at helping electronic music producers make better music. He’s also the author of The Producer’s Guide to Workflow & Creativity, which aims to help producers overcome creative problems.
I wanted interview Sam Matla because he’s been able to take a passion of his (EDM music) and turn it into a business helping other EDM artists. We talk marketing, EDM and how to turn a passion of yours into a business.
(GYSS #70): Killer Email Techniques & Templates For Networking and Outreach with Danny Rubin
“You have to give before you get.”
Danny Rubin is a communications expert for the millennial generation and the author of the new book, “Wait, How Do I Write This Email?”…a collection of over 100 email templates for networking and job search. You can find more of his insights on his blog — NewsToLiveBy.net — which highlights the career advice “hidden” in the day’s top stories.
I wanted to get Danny back on the show to share his new book! We dig into detail about everything a millennial entrepreneur or businessperson needs to know about email: how to land interviews, how to network and how to connect with potential clients.
(GYSS #69): The Music Industry and Soundcloud & Marketing Hacks With Budi Voogt
“The best companies are born by the makers creating stuff they needed themselves.”
Budi Voogt is the co-founder of Heroic, an experimental label group and agency based in The Netherlands. He does the management for artists like San Holo. He also writes about the music industry on his blog and is the author of The SoundCloud Bible.
I wanted to get Budi on the podcast because he has really great experience in the music industry. He’s also an expert when it comes to Soundcloud, a platform more podcasters (including myself) need to take advantage of.
(GYSS #68): Navigating Through A Quarter-Life Crisis With Author John Schnettgoecke
“When you’re so focused on one goal, you put the blinders on…and sometimes it’s to your own detriment.”
John Schettgoecke is a regular dude who fell headfirst into an epic quarter-life crisis. He quit his job, fled the country, and then fell off a motorcycle in Costa Rica. Unsure what to do next, he wrote a book titled Pura Vida, A Thinker’s Guide to Living: 12 “Must Answer” Questions on Happiness, Habits & Hustle for Mixed-Up Millennials. He’s now on a mission to encourage millennials to write their way through their 20s.
I wanted to get John on the show because he’s a long time fan of the podcast and he’s actually gone through a quarter-life crisis himself. We talk about how to navigate through your own quarter-life crisis through finding happiness, developing great personal habits and HUSTLING.