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522: Working Towards Life Profitability | Adii Pienaar
44:50I don't just recommend Nexcess, I trust them with my website. My entire business depends on fast, secure hosting. Use Offer Code HACK60 to Get 60% Off For Your First 2 Months Visit: https://hacktheentrepreneur.com/go/hack60 My guest today is an impulsive writer, family man, and founder of three companies with two successful exits under his belt. Back in 2007, and while still in college, he founded what would become Woocommerce. After six years growing the company, we exited to start something new and exciting. The following year, he started Conversio. He grew this company and team until August 2019 when the company was acquired by Campaign Monitor. It was through his experience in building Conversio that he stumbled onto this idea of creating a business that could be life - and family - first. This idea become the foundation for his brand new book called Life Profitability: The New Measure of Entrepreneurial Success. Now, let's hack... Adii Pienaar.
521: Create Wealth Without Creating a Job | Justin Donald
41:02To help you get started, as a special offer for our HTE listeners, visit https://Teachable.com/hack and enter your email for a free 7 step guide, walking you through the exact steps you can take to create your own online school and start making money My guest today is a master of low-risk cash flow investing, structuring deals, and disciplined investment systems to consistently produce profitable results. His ethos is to create wealth without creating a job. In the span of 21 months, and before his 40th birthday, Justin's investments created enough passive income for both he and his wife to leave their jobs. Following his simple investment system and 10 Commandments of Lifestyle Investing, Justin negotiated deals with over 100 companies, multiplied his net worth to over eight figures, and maintained a family-centric lifestyle in less than 2 years. Justin is also the author of The Lifestyle Investor: The 10 Commandments of Cashflow Investing for Passive Income and Financial Freedom. Now, let's hack... Justin Donald.
520: Optimistic With a Sense of Reality | Matthew Januszek
36:54To help you get started, as a special offer for our listeners, visit Teachable.com/hack and enter code HACK for 50% off your first 3 months on Teachable today! My guest today has been an entrepreneur for 25 years and has no plans to stop anytime soon. During his career, he has built multiple businesses in the UK, Germany, Poland, and the United States, and currently sits on the board as a director of three companies. His most successful venture has been Escape Fitness, which he cofounded in 1998. Since then he has grown the company from a small start-up idea into a world-renowned fitness equipment brand. Now, let's hack... Matthew Januszek.
519: Are You Inspired or Intimidated? | Allan McKay
45:12To help you get started, as a special offer for our listeners, visit Teachable.com/hack and enter code HACK for 50% off your first 3 months on Teachable today! Learn more at Checkout.com/hack. You can download their free White Paper Report and learn how you can generate more growth through their payment platform. Back in the late 90s, my guest left his home in Australia to pursue his dream of working in Hollywood. He had no real plan, and up until that point, he had never left the country. But he took the leap and went after it. Today he works mainly as a VFX Supervisor and FX Technical Director in Hollywood. Some of the more recent projects I’ve worked on include Transformers 3, The Equalizer, Star Trek Into Darkness, and The Last Airbender. But he's also an entrepreneur who has sold hundreds of thousands of dollars in products and trainings. Early on in his career he began creating video tutorial to help other people learn visual effects, and eventually began selling products and services. Now, let's hack... Allan McKay.
518: How This Landscaper Built the Uber of Lawn Care | Bryan Clayton
45:50To help you get started, as a special offer for our listeners, visit Teachable.com/hack and enter code HACK for 50% off your first 3 months on Teachable today! Learn more at Checkout.com/hack. You can download their free White Paper Report and learn how you can generate more growth through their payment platform. Bryan Clayton is a former lawn mower turned landscaping entrepreneur. Back in 1998, when Bryan was still in v college, he started mowing lawns on the side to make a little money. Not one to settle for a little success, he decided to turn his lawn mowing into Peach Tree Landscaping and he spent the next 14 years scaling it to a team of 150 and $10 million in revenue, until he sold and exited the company in 2014. Today Bryan is the CEO and Co-Founder of GreenPal, the Uber for lawn care, which he founded in 2014 and has grown to almost 200,000 active users and over $20 million in annual revenue. GreenPal is nationwide in the US and will soon be expanding into Canada. In this conversation, we discuss: Why you need to be willing to do things that don't scale Marketplace disintermediation (and what it means to Bryan as the CEO of GreenPal) How business is simply an extension of your day to day life Now, let's hack... Bryan Clayton.
517: School Teacher Turned Full-Time Food Blogger | Lindsay Ostrom
28:54Start building your better portfolio today! Get started at Fundrise.com/hack to have your first 90 days of advisory fees waived. My guest today is blogger, food enthusiast, and entrepreneur. Along with her husband and business partner, they have created the Pinch of Yum and Food Blogger Pro. My guest spent the last five years teaching elementary school by day and blogging about food by night. She always went back and forth about becoming a full-time blogger, but in June 2014, she officially made the jump to living this crazy full-time-food-blogging dream. Now, let's hack… Lindsay Ostrom. In this episod,e Lindsay Ostrom and Jon Nastor discuss: Letting go of the scarcity mentality Accepting the tension of being an online entrepreneur The importance of setting timelines and goals in your business Taking actions on your ideas
516: How to Remove Yourself From Your Business | Stephen Christopher
47:47Get 3 months of payroll, benefits admin, and more totally free at gusto.com/hack Start building your better portfolio today! Get started at Fundrise.com/hack to have your first 90 days of advisory fees waived. One of the most popular pathways to entrepreneurship is taking a skill you possess and selling your services as a freelancer. Then if you do it right, you can sell enough work to hire other people to help you now you've got an agency! My guest today has successfully started, scaled, and sold several businesses. But for the past five years, he's been working on WIT Digital, a digital marketing agency that works exclusively with home services companies plumbers, electricians, and HVAC. The really interesting thing about Stephen's journey is that he has completely removed himself from the day-to-day operations of the agency. In fact, as you will hear, he only has one meeting per week with his management team. Now, let's hack... Stephen Christopher.
515: 30 Years, 4 Exits, and Mastering the Media | Mike Koenigs
47:20Start building your better portfolio today! Get started at Fundrise.com/hack to have your first 90 days of advisory fees waived. Get 3 months of payroll, benefits admin, and more totally free at gusto.com/hack My guest today is a Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and 13x Bestselling Author. He's spent the past 30 years building businesses and has had four business exits, two to publicly-traded companies. His first company, Digital Cafe, he started in 1990, was one of the first digital marketing agencies in the world. Today, Mike Koenigs is the founder of The Superpower Accelerator, where he is known for being a media master who knows how to help his international clients get attention, create premium brands, and elevated status in days. In the words of Tony Robbins: Mike is an extraordinary man. He's brought me insights on how to reach people on the Internet that are so valuable. This is a man you should deal with. Take advantage of what he has to offer. Now, let's hack... Mike Koenigs.
514: Why You Need to Be Obsessed (or Be Average) | Grant Cardone
42:00Get 3 months of payroll, benefits admin, and more totally free at gusto.com/hack Grant Cordone is a New York Times bestselling author, international speaker, and obsessive entrepreneur. He's also one of my more confrontational guests it seems people either love him or they hate him. It also seems that he's completely fine with this. He currently owns five hugely successful companies, including a real estate company with over $400 million in property. He is also the founder of Cardone Acquisitions and Cardone Enterprises. Grant Cardone is the author of seven books. His book, Be Obsessed or Be Average, is a call to action for you to become obsessed with your life and business, or simply live an average life. It also made it onto our list of the best business books ever written Now, let's hack Grant Cardone.
513: How to Solve Real Problems For People | Tibor Laczay
32:16Get 3 months of payroll, benefits admin, and more totally free at gusto.com/hack LinkedIn: Try it for yourself. LinkedIn is offering a free $100 LinkedIn ad credit to launch your first campaign. Simply visit LinkedIn.com/HACK. Tibor Laczay of Zenni Optical, is truly disrupting and transforming an industry fighting to retain its hold on the market -- and losing the battle. In 2013 with his wife and co-founder, they started in their garage with no outside funding of any sort and created what is now Zenni optical. If you are a glasses wearing individual like myself, then you've heard of and possibly purchased a pair of glasses or two from Zenni. Their growth has been staggering. As they celebrate 15 years in business, they are also celebrating selling 24 million pairs of glasses worldwide -- at a rate of 15,000 per day. What started in their garage, now has its headquarters in Novato, Calfornia, with nearly 1,000 employees worldwide -- including one of the largest end-to-end manufacturing facilities in the world. In this conversation we discuss: Why disruption is inevitable and you can't stop innovation How to ignore your competition (and leave them trailing behind) Why you should forget the money and follow an extreme passion Now, let's hack... Tibor Laczay.