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Welcome to Right About Now with Ryan Alford, a radically different business podcast designed for mass appeal that consistently ranks as a top 10 US Apple Podcast show. Designed to both educate and entertain, Right About Now with Ryan Alford does what few business shows can - make you think and make you smile!

Right About Now is hosted by Ryan Alford, the marketing maven that has helped brands like Verizon, Apple, Lexus, and The NFL develop some of the most recognizable and successful ad campaigns of the last 20 years. Ryan interjects equal parts Southern charm, thoughtful insights, and witty commentary into a style and voice that resonates with listeners.

Ryan interviews celebrities, influential marketers, and entrepreneurs from across the globe while adding insight and recommendations for business owners and marketers - all told through a light-hearted lens that is equal parts entertainment and education.

As the name suggests, Right About Now with Ryan Alford isn't afraid to cross the boundaries of marketing, popular culture, and entertainment. The show features two weekly episode formats released on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Tuesday show is a guest interview while the Friday episode is an entertaining blend of weekly marketing news and banter between Ryan and Chris Hansen, his business partner and friend.

Visit www.RyanIsRight.com to learn more, or follow @rightaboutnowshow and @ryanalford on Instagram.
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Get ready for another awesome episode of The Radcast! Today, our host, Ryan, is joined by the super talented country music sensation, Spencer Crandall. They have a captivating conversation about Spencer's incredible journey, the struggles of hustle culture and burnout, making it in the music industry as an independent artist, leveraging the power of social media, and of course, his amazing new music. Join this inspiring exploration of the world of music, travel, personal growth, and the pursuit of dreams. Spencer's story serves as a testament to the power of confidence, resilience, and staying true to oneself in the face of challenges. Don't miss out on this episode full of valuable insights and exciting updates from a rising star in the country music scene.Key notes from this episode:Spencer shares fascinating stories about life on the road as a country musician plus the ups and downs, the adventures, and the unique experiences he has encountered along the way. (01:23)The duo discuss how Spencer's love for music began and the pivotal moments that shaped his career. We hear the insights into his early musical influences and how they continue to inspire his work today. (02:52)Ryan and Spencer discuss how Spencer tapped into his natural musical talent   and nurtured it, along with the importance of confidence in pursuing one's dreams and overcoming self-doubt. (06:34)The pair have a candid conversation about the pressures of hustle culture and its impact on artists. Spencer opens up about his experiences with burnout and the importance of self-care in maintaining mental and emotional well-being. (14:41)Ryan brings an  inspiring discussion about Spencer's personal journey with sobriety and how it has shaped his music, his outlook on life, and the positive impact it has had on his career. (19:04)Spencer shares his insights into the advantages and challenges of being an independent artist. The duo discuss the freedom, creative control, and unique opportunities that come with being independent, as well as the potential benefits of working with a label. (23:01)Spencer focuses on creating emotionally evoking music that pays homage to country while straying from the sound of other popular artists in the genre. (30:41)Ryan and Spencer chat about  his new music releases, collaborations, and future aspirations. Get a sneak peek into Spencer's upcoming projects and his creative process. (40:11)This episode is packed with information, wisdom, and passion and we know you will get a ton of value from this.If you want to learn more about Spencer Crandall, follow him on Instagram @spencercrandall or on TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@spencercrandall and his Spotify Spencer Crandall.Learn more by visiting our website at www.theradcast.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/RadicalHomeofTheRadcastIf you enjoyed this episode of The Radcast, Like, Share, and leave us a review! If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
Welcome to a special "best of" episode of The Radcast! You can find the full episodes from Best of Volume II, as well as Best of Volume I at www.theradcast.comA huge thank you to all of our listeners and subscribers! We wouldn't be able to do what we do without you! Keep up with our host Ryan Alford across all social media platforms @RyanAlford, and  at theradicalformula.com. If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
Welcome back to your weekly marketing and news updates on The Radcast! This week, Ryan and Christina discuss the importance of ad spending, even in economic uncertainty.  Ryan named top 40 over 40 in podcasting by Podcast Magazine! Social Holidays:National Water balloon day - August 5International Beer Day, National Mustard Day - August 6thNational Sister Day - August 7thInternational Cat Day - August 8National Book Lovers Day - August 9 TikTok News:A TikTok Music app could challenge Spotify and AppleTikTok to overtake Facebook in influencer marketing spend this year, YouTube by 2024TikTok is the fastest growing source of news for adults in the UKMetaversePatrón concocts cocktail-themed virtual quests in bigger bet on metaverseAdvertising News:Marketers gain ROI during recession by increasing media spend, study saysTito’s vodka spoofs hard seltzer craze by selling empty canFrench’s slings mustard-flavored donuts in experiential pushMaybelline pairs with Time Out to encourage IRL datingJack in the Box welcomes back most famous employee Mark HamillHilton ribs romantic streak in travel ads with focus on perksBrands are getting creative with being real If you enjoyed this episode of The Radcast, let us know by visiting our website www.theradcast.com. Check out www.theradicalformula.com. Like, Share and Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/RadicalHomeofTheRadcast or leave us a review on Apple Podcast. Be sure to keep up with all that’s radical from @ryanalford @radicalresults @the.rad.cast @christinaroseyasi @nick_weaver  If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
Welcome to another episode of The Radcast! This week Ryan and Christina discuss Stranger Things, product placement in your favorite Netflix shows, and more!Thanks to our sponsor Branded Bills! Use code Radcast20 at www.brandedbills.com for 20% off your purchase!Social holidaysJuly 8: National Video Game Day, National blueberry dayJuly 9: National sugar cookie dayJuly 10: National kitten day, national pina colada dayTikTok NewsHow YouTube’s brewing TikTok rivalry could impact mobile video strategiesTikTok Marketing Strategies Every Brand Should EmbraceMarketing and Advertising NewsOld Spice teams with Arby’s to tackle ‘meat sweats’Miller Lite honors female brewer Mary Lisle with limited-edition cansMcDonald’s strengthens gaming creator ties with OfflineTV sponsorshipCoke, Lacoste see significant value for ‘Stranger Things’ product placementsStranger Things 4’ Crosses Billion-Hour Viewing Mark, Netflix SaysModelo, Takis dare consumers to keep their hands off a co-branded vending machine If you enjoyed this episode of The Radcast, let us know by visiting our website www.theradcast.com. Check out www.theradicalformula.com. Like, Share and Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/RadicalHomeofTheRadcast or leave us a review on Apple Podcast. Be sure to keep up with all that’s radical from @ryanalford @radicalresults @the.rad.cast @christinaroseyasi @nick_weaver_ If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
Welcome back to another episode of The Radcast! In this news episode, Host Ryan Alford and Co-Host Christina Yasi give you the run down on PR in the Metaverse, share their thoughts on Facebook and Instagram's newest announcement, and introduce you to Nerf's new mascot . . . Murph!Thanks to our sponsor Branded Bills! Use code Radcast20 at www.brandedbills.com for 20% off your purchase!Social Holidays:Friday 6.24 - National Handshake Day, National Take Your Dog to Work DaySaturday 6.25 - National Catfish DayMonday 6.27 - National Sunglasses DayWednesday 6.28 - National body piercing dayThursday 6.30 - Social Media dayTrends in the Metaverse2023 Chevy Corvette Z06 with Zany Green Paint, Matching NFT to Be AuctionedSnoop Dogg files for new NFT and Metaverse trademark applicationsMacy’s takes July Fourth bonanza to Web3 with free NFT dropBella Hadid Arrives in the Metaverse With a New Line of NFTsWeekly Marketing NewsNerf’s first mascot Murph draws Gritty comparisons, sparks Twitter debateCampaign Trail: Liquid Death pranks taste testers with pricey — but disgusting — beveragesLexus brings marketing to ‘Next Level’ on TwitchFacebook and Instagram won’t take a cut from creators’ revenues until 2024Mastercard released its first-ever music album yesterday, according to a press release. “Priceless,” available now on Spotify, features original songs by 10 artists from around the globe that incorporate the melody of Mastercard’s brand soundIf you enjoyed this episode of The Radcast, let us know by visiting our website www.theradcast.com. Check out www.theradicalformula.com. Like, Share and Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/RadicalHomeofTheRadcast or leave us a review on Apple Podcast. Be sure to keep up with all that’s radical from @ryanalford @radicalresults @the.rad.cast @christinaroseyasi @nick_weaver_ If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
TAKEAWAYSRecent events: assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, Elon Musk's decision to move his companies out of CaliforniaImpact of events on business and cryptocurrencyPolitical beliefs and influence of current events on public figures and business leadersDiscussion on the need for authentic and honest discussions about the current political climateRyan Alford's political beliefs and admiration for Donald Trump's courage and patriotismImportance of taking the "BS" out of businessConcern about the influence of current events on public figures and business leadersViews on social issues, including transgender rights and their impact on children's educationElon Musk's decision to move his companies out of California due to a new lawImpact of events on cryptocurrency, particularly Bitcoin's surge in value following the assassination attempt on Donald TrumpTIMESTAMPIntroduction (00:00:00) Introducing the show, hosts, and date.Personal Beliefs and Authenticity (00:02:06) Discussion about being authentic, sharing personal beliefs, and political leanings.Assassination Attempt on Donald Trump (00:03:38) Analysis of the recent assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump and the impact on public figures and business leaders.Elon Musk's Decision to Move Companies (00:16:03) Discussion of Elon Musk's decision to move his companies out of California due to a new law regarding transgender issues in schools.Jeff Bezos' Praise for Trump (00:20:52) Analysis of Jeff Bezos' praise for former President Trump's grace and courage after the assassination attempt.Bitcoin Surge After Trump Attack (00:23:13) Impact of the attempted assassination on the surge of Bitcoin and its potential influence on the upcoming election.Reagan and Trump's Advocacy for Cryptocurrency (00:24:22) Discussion on presidents advocating for cryptocurrency and the impact on the monetary system.Assassination Attempt on Trump and Impact on Business (00:26:16) Impact of the assassination attempt on Trump on business, including the surge in Trump media shares.Delta Airlines and the Paris Olympics (00:28:02) The impact of travelers avoiding Paris during the Olympics and the financial implications for Delta Airlines.Impact of Current Events on the Olympics (00:29:11) Discussion on the lack of attention on the Olympics due to current events and the absence of prominent Olympic figures.Advice on Staying Positive and Making a Difference (00:32:52) Encouragement to stay positive and make a local impact amidst the drama of current events. If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
TAKEAWAYSPower of influence and building a strong customer communityInsights on influencer marketing and industry evolutionThe movement formula for successful brand buildingPitfalls of marketing and understanding the "why" behind a product or serviceChallenges of building a community and driving organic growth in the digital landscapeImportance of amplifying a unifying message and leveraging social proofConcept of "minimum viable concept" and promoting an idea to gauge audience resonanceCreating a movement around a brand and successful brand strategiesEvolving media habits of different age groups and adapting to changing consumer behaviorsPrinciples outlined in "Marketing Superpowers" for long-term brand successTIMESTAMPSThe importance of attention (00:00:00) Discusses the value of attention and the need to offer something truly valuable to capture attention effectively.The significance of the present (00:01:52) Explores the significance of focusing on the present and the potential risks of being too early in the market.Early entrepreneurial journey (00:03:40) John Davids shares his entrepreneurial journey, starting with his success in generating advertising revenue in the early 2000s.Origins of Influicity (00:04:41) John Davids explains the inception of Influicity and its focus on influencer marketing as its initial service offering.Evolution of influencer marketing (00:06:05) Discusses the niche and fragmented nature of influencer marketing and its impact on different audience segments.Influencers as modern TV stations (00:07:44) Compares individual influencers to modern TV stations, highlighting their role in providing content, entertainment, and education.Influencer timing and impact (00:09:56) Explores the impact of timing on the success of influencers and the evolution of social media platforms.Building a community for influence (00:11:16) Emphasizes the importance of having a business idea or product to build a community around, rather than pursuing influence for the sake of it.Authenticity and value in influence (00:13:38) Discusses the importance of authenticity and offering something truly valuable in the influencer space.Introduction to "Marketing Superpowers" (00:14:42) Introduces John Davids' upcoming book "Marketing Superpowers" and its relevance to individual influencers and larger brands.The Movement Formula (00:15:07) Explains the core concept of the book, "The Movement Formula," focusing on building customer communities and the unifying belief, faith, and action.Marketing lessons from religion and politics (00:19:22) Discusses extracting marketing lessons from powerful societal movements like religion and politics.The importance of the "why" in marketing (00:19:41) Emphasizes the significance of starting with the "why" in marketing to address customer pain points and needs effectively.Building Organically (00:22:41) Discussion on whether organic growth is possible or if pay-to-play is necessary for brand building.Liquid Death Story (00:23:30) The story of Liquid Death's successful promotion before the product was even built, demonstrating the power of marketing before production.Crumble Cookies Case Study (00:26:01) Exploration of how Crumble Cookies built a successful brand through storytelling, community, and limited-time offers.Hacking the Axis (00:31:11) Strategies to fast-track brand influence and navigate growth plateaus.Owned vs. Rented Land (00:34:29) Discussion on the importance of migrating community engagement from rented platforms to owned channels.TikTok's Significance (00:37:22) The significance of TikTok as a major platform and the debate around its longevity.Future-proof Marketing (00:39:09) The importance of embracing principles outlined in "Marketing Superpowers" to stay relevant in evolving media habits.Book Promotion (00:40:45) Promotion of "Marketing Superpowers" with details on where to find and pre-order the book. If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
TAKEAWAYSDiscussion of lowest cost of living states in the USPersonal experiences and opinions related to the states with low cost of livingBusiness news of the weekLaunch of Samsung's Galaxy RingFeatures of the smart ringSurprise at Samsung beating Apple to the market with a smart ringPotential market for smart ringsInfusion of humor and personal anecdotes throughout the conversationTouching on personal experiences related to the topicsEngaging and relatable elements in the podcast episodeTIMESTAMPSThe Business News (00:00:00) Ryan Alford and Chris Hansen discuss business news and introduce the podcast episode.National French Fry Day and Pecan Pie Day (00:01:19) The hosts joke about the national food holidays and discuss their preferences.Reflection on the Presidential Debate (00:03:46) The hosts briefly discuss the recent presidential debate and express concern about the mental state of the president.Lowest Cost of Living States in the US (00:06:47) The hosts discuss the 15 US states with the lowest cost of living, mentioning each state and its average cost of living.Athletic Brewing's Investment and Non-Alcoholic Beer Trend (00:20:29) The hosts discuss Athletic Brewing Company raising $50 million and the increasing demand for non-alcoholic beer.Samsung's Galaxy Ring Launch (00:23:02) The hosts discuss Samsung's launch of the Galaxy Ring, its health tracking features, and its availability in three colors.Wearable Technology (00:24:14) Discussion on the increasing popularity of wearables for fitness tracking and the integration of features across different brands.Health and Fitness Tracking (00:25:14) Personal experiences and opinions on fitness tracking devices, including potential drawbacks and benefits.Spotify's Social Networking Features (00:28:57) Exploration of Spotify's new social networking capabilities, including comments on podcasts and video integration.Retailers Backtracking on Self-Checkout (00:34:11) Discussion on major retailers reversing their investment in self-checkout machines due to theft concerns.TikTok's AI Chatbot "Genie" (00:38:50) TikTok's development of an AI chatbot called "Genie" for Western users, focusing on its potential functions and integration within the app.Integration of AI in Social Media (00:42:39) Observations on the increasing integration of AI chat features in various social media platforms, including privacy concerns and intrusive algorithms.Podcast Recommendations and Sign-Off (00:45:24) Mention of another podcast, "Stay True," and a call to action for viewers to check out videos on Spotify or YouTube. If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
TAKEAWAYSAndrew Pudalov's background in finance and transition to founding Rush BowlsUnique aspects of Rush Bowls, focusing on texture, flavors, and nutritious ingredientsDifferentiation of Rush Bowls from other bowl and smoothie offeringsChallenges and experiences of running a franchise businessMarketing philosophy and approach to business expansionNational distribution strategy and category creationPersonal and lean operation approach within the companyRole of social media in brand promotion and growthFuture plans for Rush Bowls, including lifestyle brand expansion and new product developmentInformation on Rush Bowls and franchise opportunitiesTIMESTAMPSBreaking into the Food Industry (00:00:00) Challenges and costs of entering the food industry, including shelf space and slotting fees.Andrew's Background in Finance (00:03:11) Andrew Pudalov's career in finance, working for banks and trading derivatives.Life Changes and Starting Rush Bowls (00:04:20) The impact of 9/11 on Andrew Pudalov's life and career, and his decision to start Rush Bowls in Boulder.Unique Aspects of Rush Bowls (00:09:42) The early concept of Rush Bowls, its diverse flavors, and the difference in ingredients and processing from other similar products.Wholesale and Franchising Challenges (00:16:26) Challenges of entering the wholesale market, including the dominance of major food companies, and the complexities of managing franchisees.Franchisee Relations and Business Model (00:18:38) The dynamics of managing franchisees, the balance between following the business model and individual preferences, and the benefits of buying a franchise.Marketing Philosophy and Franchising Approach (00:22:56) Andrew discusses his unique marketing philosophy and the strategic decision to expand Rush Bowls nationally.Category Creation and Evangelizing (00:25:14) The importance of category creation and evangelizing the Rush Bowls brand, and the personal approach to operations.Role of Social Media and Marketing Strategy (00:27:31) The impact of social media on brand visibility and the combination of marketing strategies for driving store traffic.Rush Bowls Brand and Customer Demographics (00:30:52) Defining Rush Bowls as a lifestyle brand and describing the changing demographics of their customer base.Future Plans and Expansion (00:33:58) Andrew's vision for the future of Rush Bowls, including new flavors, textures, and the focus on being a sustainable and accessible business. If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
Dive into the first half of 2024 with highlights and insights from an incredible lineup of guests: 🌟 Brett Berish on luxury brand success🔥 Gary Vee on digital marketing trends🧠 Jim Kwik on enhancing brain performance📈 Brian Tracy on achieving peak success🏠 Jamil Damji on real estate innovations💼 Paul Hutchinson on impactful entrepreneurship🎸 A Thousand Horses on the evolving music industry💰 Pat Flynn on mastering passive income💡 Joel Wussow on tech innovations💡 Dave Asprey on biohacking for optimal health🎶 Cassie Petrey on music marketing🌐 Derik Fay on business growth strategies🍽️ Lance Graulich on franchising success🏋️ Kyle Newell on strength and conditioning💼 Michael Noicos on corporate leadership🚚 Nick Friedman on entrepreneurship in moving services🏗️ Jason "Wojo" Wojciechowicz on construction business growth🔒 Rick Jordan on cybersecurity insights🏆 Bill Courtney on leadership and resilience Tune in to catch these invaluable conversations, only on Right About Now! 🎧✨ If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
TAKEAWAYSInterview with Matt Reynolds, founder and CEO of Barbell LogicTransition from in-person to online coachingBusiness model of Barbell LogicLeveraging AI in coaching businessImportance of maintaining genuine relationships with clientsEmbracing voluntary hardship in fitness and lifeImpact of convenience and urgency in modern lifeReclaiming time for what truly mattersFinding joy in life's journeyTIMESTAMPSThe introduction (00:00:00) Introducing the Rad Cast Network and its show "Harder Than Life" with Kelly Siegel.Building a Culture (00:00:51) Discussion on building a culture within a business and the influence of core values.Show Introduction (00:01:08) Introduction to the "Right About Now" show and its host, Ryan Alford.Introducing Matt Reynolds (00:01:31) Introduction to Matt Reynolds, the founder and CEO of Barbell Logic, and setting the stage for the interview.Matt Reynolds' Background (00:03:01) Matt Reynolds discusses his background in sports, powerlifting, and transitioning to strongman competitions.Starting a Gym Business (00:04:23) Matt Reynolds shares the journey of opening and growing a gym business, focusing on customer service and training quality.Transition to Online Coaching (00:05:14) Matt Reynolds explains the transition from in-person coaching to online coaching and the challenges of traditional personal training.Redesigning Online Coaching (00:07:01) Matt Reynolds discusses the approach to online coaching, emphasizing the importance of building relationships and personalized coaching.Clientele and Business Expansion (00:10:44) Discussion on the ideal clientele for Barbell Logic and the expansion of the business into the B2B market.Coaching Approach and Technology (00:14:18) Exploration of the coaching approach, the role of technology in facilitating relationships, and the concept of "turnkey coach."Revenue Streams (00:16:42) Insight into the revenue split between B2C, B2B, and government contracts, and the utilization of the Barbell Academy in government contracts.The roadmap for fitness (00:18:10) Discussion on the expansion of the software to include fitness and physical therapy coaching, and the potential for white labeling to other industries.Transitioning to CEO (00:19:12) Matt Reynolds discusses his transition from being a competitor to a CEO, emphasizing the insatiable pursuit of knowledge and the balance between work and personal life.Growth of the online business (00:21:39) The development and expansion of the online coaching business, including challenges and successes, and the emotional impact of initial success.Becoming a CEO (00:23:12) Matt Reynolds' experience as a CEO, focusing on building a culture, core values, and the execution of business plans.Content production and customer acquisition (00:29:04) The role of high-quality content in customer acquisition and the training and support provided to coaches for client acquisition.Professional differentiation (00:33:12) The emphasis on professionalism and category design in the online coaching industry, aiming to change the perception of online coaching as solely template-based programs.Leveraging AI (00:35:38) Discussion of using AI to automate and delegate tasks while emphasizing the irreplaceable value of human relationships.Voluntary Hardship in Fitness (00:37:07) The parallels between working out and life, emphasizing the importance of choosing voluntary hardship and the role of a coach.Involuntary vs. Voluntary Hardship (00:39:13) Exploring the refinement through voluntary hardship and the impact of involuntary hardship on personal growth.Convenience vs. Discomfort (00:40:03) The impact of modern conveniences on preparing individuals for discomfort and the realities of life.Urgency and Time Management (00:45:21) Discussing the book "Undoing Urgency" and reclaiming time for important aspects of life, emphasizing the need to prioritize and focus.Enjoying the Process (00:50:25) The importance of finding joy in the process and being focused on what matters, rather than fixating on destinations.The Ten Years Leading Up (00:53:28) Matt reflects on the past ten years and his hopes for the future, emphasizing the importance of consistency and personal growth.Book Release (00:54:24) Matt discusses the upcoming release of his book, sharing details about the timeline and the printing process.Keeping Up with Matt Reynolds (00:54:46) Matt provides information on where to find him, including his personal website, social media platforms, and Barbell Logic for coaching. If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
TAKEAWAYSDiscussion about the upcoming release of the EA Sports College Football 2025 video game and its potential impact on businessesEmphasizing the importance of leveraging the game for marketing and promotional opportunitiesIdeas for businesses to capitalize on the excitement surrounding the game, such as hosting release parties, giveaways, and NIL deals with college athletesImportance of providing actionable advice and real-life tips to the audiencePromotion of sponsor, Brandon Bills, and the benefits of using their custom merchandise servicesDominance of YouTube in the media landscape and its impact on viewershipImportance of businesses having a presence on YouTube and running ads to reach their target audience effectivelyExcitement about Amazon Prime Day and potential deals available to Prime membersVolkswagen's investment in Rivian and its potential impact on the electric vehicle marketDiscussion on the design, appeal, and market appeal of electric vehicles, specifically the Rivian and Tesla CybertruckTIMESTAMPSThe introduction (00:00:00) Introduction to the podcast and a mention of a sponsor, Rudy Rick Stein's podcast.The start of the show (00:01:03) The hosts introduce the show and mention the number of downloads and episodes.Casual conversation and gratitude (00:01:26) Casual conversation between the hosts, expressing gratitude and discussing the podcast production.Discussion about the weather and video games (00:03:02) The hosts talk about the weather and reminisce about video games, specifically the upcoming release of EA Sports College Football 2025.Importance of the video game release (00:06:34) The hosts discuss the significance of the video game release in the context of the gaming and esports industry.Marketing and promotional opportunities (00:13:00) The hosts discuss how businesses can leverage the release of the video game for marketing and promotional opportunities, including giveaways and tie-ins with college sports.Sponsorship mention and promotion (00:17:14) The hosts mention their sponsor, Brandon Bills, and promote their custom merchandise services.Closing remarks about the sponsor (00:20:57) The hosts conclude with positive remarks about their sponsor, Brandon Bills, emphasizing the ease of working with them and the quality of their products.The rise of YouTube dominance (00:21:45) Discussion on how YouTube is dominating traditional TV and the shift in media consumption habits.The impact of YouTube on viewership (00:23:52) Exploration of how YouTube's dominance is shaping the media consumption habits of the younger generation and its impact on traditional TV.Business implications of YouTube dominance (00:30:28) Insights into the importance for businesses to have a presence on YouTube and the value of running ads on the platform.Amazon Prime Day (00:33:55) Discussion about the annual Amazon Prime Day event, including the benefits and experiences of shopping during the sale.Dave and Busters experience (00:36:23) Anecdotes about a visit to Dave and Busters and the experience of redeeming tickets for prizes, including a humorous story about a Roomba vacuum.Volkswagen's investment in Rivian (00:42:21) Analysis of Volkswagen's investment in Rivian, a struggling electric vehicle maker, and its potential impact on the EV market.Electric Cars and Design (00:43:39) Discussion on the design and appeal of electric cars, specifically the Rivian, and concerns about longevity and affordability.Cybertruck and Specialized Vehicles (00:46:36) Comparison of the Rivian to the Tesla Cybertruck, concerns about specialized vehicles, and the increasing presence of the Cybertruck in Miami.Summertime and Sign-off (00:49:27) Casual conversation about the heat, upcoming rainstorm, and sign-off with well wishes for the weekend and Independence Day. If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
TAKEAWAYSBusiness of liquor and brandingImportance of taste and consumer experience in building successful brandsRole of personal branding and evolution of business strategiesBuilding businesses and constant tweaking for successInterplay between celebrity endorsements and product qualityImportance of packaging and design in creating brand experienceApproach to target audiences and mass appealPersonal branding and storytellingChallenges of measuring return on investment in advertising and marketingTIMESTAMPSBuilding Businesses and Improv (00:00:00) Discussion on building businesses and the iterative nature of business strategies, likened to improv comedy.Introduction to the Podcast (00:00:17) Introduction to the podcast "Right About Now" by host Ryan Alford, highlighting its popularity and duration.Introduction of Brett Berish (00:01:03) Ryan Alford introduces Brett Berish, President and CEO of Sovereign Brands, and discusses the radical approach in branding.Personal Branding and Business Strategies (00:02:09) Discussion on personal branding, embracing mistakes, and the importance of being different in business strategies.Entry into Spirits Industry (00:03:07) Brett Berish shares his entry into the spirits industry, influenced by his father's career and his passion for the business.Evolution of Liquor Business (00:05:00) Discussion on the historical and regulatory aspects of the liquor business, including the three-tier system and changes in alcohol serving laws.Challenges in Liquor Distribution (00:07:12) Explanation of the challenges in liquor distribution, emphasizing the role of distributors and the limitations on direct sales.Importance of Taste in Branding (00:11:28) Emphasis on the significance of taste in dictating the success of liquor brands and the common thread in Sovereign Brands' approach.Celebrity Endorsements and Product Quality (00:13:24) Discussion on the interplay between celebrity endorsements and product quality, highlighting the importance of taste over endorsements.Brand Experience and Details (00:16:14) Importance of brand experience, packaging, and design details in creating a unique consumer experience.Target Audience and Brand Appeal (00:18:24) Emphasis on selling to a broad audience and the significance of mass appeal in building a brand.Trying New Approaches (00:19:10) Encouragement to try new strategies and products, drawing parallels to the unpredictability of hit songs in the music industry.Personal Branding and Storytelling (00:20:40) Discussion on the realization of the importance of personal branding and storytelling in representing the company's brand.The motivational side of success (00:21:16) Brett Berish shares his personal struggles and the importance of sharing stories of failure and success.Discovering and supporting emerging talents (00:22:21) Brett discusses the excitement of engaging with up-and-coming artists and the potential to help them grow.Transparency and honesty in conversations with emerging talents (00:23:02) The importance of authenticity and transparency in conversations with young talents on the verge of success.The challenge of quantifying marketing success (00:24:56) Brett discusses the difficulty of measuring the return on investment in advertising and the value of building an audience.Scarcity and exclusivity in brand building (00:27:35) The discussion around creating rarity and exclusivity in brand building and the challenges it presents.Building long-term partnerships (00:29:36) Brett emphasizes the importance of developing long-term relationships and authenticity in partnerships.Cultural significance of spirits and brands (00:31:34) The discussion on the cultural and emotional significance of different spirit brands and the subcultures they represent.Proudest moments and personal milestones (00:33:08) Brett reflects on personal milestones and proud moments in his journey as a business owner.Expanding into new territories and cultural initiatives (00:37:02) The discussion about expanding into new markets, particularly Africa, and the cultural initiatives being pursued.Tying music projects with brand identity (00:38:54) The integration of music projects with specific brand identities and the intention to promote African artists.Embracing new opportunities and personal philosophy (00:40:23) Brett shares his personal philosophy and approach to embracing new opportunities.Wrapping up the conversation (00:41:22) Closing remarks and details on where to find more information about the brands and the conversation. 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TAKEAWAYSDiscussion of various business and news topicsPromotion of another show on the Rad Cast NetworkWeekly marketing and business newsPosting of the ten commandments in Louisiana classroomsBusiness news focus on chip maker company NvidiaDiscussion of Bitcoin's long-term potential as an investmentHigh salary of fast food managers in CaliforniaDevelopment of a robot capable of jumping 656 feetInsights and commentary on each topic from Ryan and Chris The podcast begins (00:00:00)Introducing the podcast and its host, Ryan Alford, and promoting another show on the network.Weekly marketing and business news (00:01:14)The hosts discuss the week's marketing and business news, including the slower news cycle during summertime.Discussion about the Ten Commandments in Louisiana classrooms (00:04:50)The hosts discuss Louisiana's law to post the Ten Commandments in classrooms and share their thoughts on the commandments.Nvidia's market cap and stock value (00:10:54)The hosts talk about Nvidia's market cap, stock value, and the company's worth per employee.Fast food manager salaries in California (00:16:13)The hosts discuss the high salary of fast food managers in California, comparing it to other retail management positions.Robot capable of jumping 656 feet (00:20:10)The hosts mention engineers designing a robot capable of jumping 656 feet and discuss the potential applications of this technology.The development of a jumping robot (00:21:16)Discussion about the use of jumping robots in business and their potential capabilities in the future.The decline of suit-wearing in business (00:22:18)Conversation about the decreasing frequency of wearing suits in business settings, especially in the ad agency business.The future of movie theaters and experiences (00:30:17)Exploration of the impact of COVID-19 on movie theaters, the need for innovation in the movie theater experience, and personal experiences with movie-watching.McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark battle (00:34:14)Information about McDonald's losing the right to use the Big Mac name exclusively for its large chicken sandwich in the EU, following a court ruling. If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
TAKEAWAYSImportance of understanding how the brain works and applying knowledge to improve learning, communication, and productivityExplanation of the four different brain types and their personalized approaches in various aspects of lifeSignificance of learning how to learn and meta-learningImpact of understanding brain types on communication and salesImportance of self-awareness and emotional intelligenceImpact of digital distractions and technology on cognitive functionsImportance of maintaining a healthy brain through meditation, exercise, diet, and sleepRole of relationships in brain health and overall well-beingAccessing resources such as brainnutrition.com and mybrainanimal.com for brain health and brain type testEncouragement to share insights on social media and reinforce learning through sharingTIMESTAMPSThe brain upgrade conversation (00:00:00)Discussion about the importance of belief, learning, and brain function in achieving success.Understanding the brain's potential (00:01:00)Introduction to Jim Kwik's book "Limitless" and the significance of understanding how the brain works for learning and productivity.Mindset, motivation, and methods (00:03:32)Exploring the three keys to being limitless: mindset, motivation, and methods for personal growth and improvement.The four brain types (00:08:26)Explanation of the four different brain types (cheetah, owl, dolphin, and elephant) and their dominant traits.Applying brain types in various aspects of life (00:10:56)How understanding one's brain type can lead to personalized approaches in communication, sales, and relationships.Enhancing focus based on brain types (00:16:50)Tips for enhancing focus based on the specific traits of each brain type, including strategies for cheetahs, owls, dolphins, and elephants.Self-awareness and courage (00:18:28)The importance of self-awareness and the courage to be oneself in personal growth and success.Knowledge and action (00:19:59)The power of combining knowledge with action, and the impact of self-awareness and emotional intelligence.Overcoming mindset limitations (00:21:02)Understanding the power of the mind, unraveling limiting beliefs, and overcoming mindset challenges.Turning challenges into strength (00:22:19)How personal struggles and challenges can lead to personal growth and strength.Passion and purpose (00:26:15)Differentiating between passion and purpose, and using one's passion to positively impact others.AI as a tool for learning (00:28:53)The potential of artificial intelligence as a tool to enhance human intelligence and personalized learning.Digital distractions and memory reliance (00:30:51)The impact of digital distractions, digital dementia, and digital deduction on focus and memory, and the importance of taking action and using knowledge effectively.Digital Distraction (00:35:16)Discusses the impact of technology on mental fitness, digital deluge, and the overload of information.Mental Fitness and Brain Care (00:36:22)Importance of taking care of the brain's hardware, including meditation, exercise, and hydration.Neuro Nutrition (00:41:14)Discusses the importance of diet for cognitive health, including brain foods and supplements.Sleep and Brain Function (00:44:54)The quantity and quality of sleep, the role of sleep in memory consolidation, brain cleansing, and creativity.Relationships and Brain Health (00:50:01)The impact of relationships on happiness and the influence of social networks on behavior and habits.Extras and Brain Health (00:52:04)Discusses additional practices like biohacking, cold therapy, and hyperbaric chamber as supplementary to foundational practices.Brain Nutrition Guide (00:53:06)Jim Kwik promotes brain nutrition guide and offers a free brain animal test to understand individual brain types.Sharing and Learning (00:53:53)Jim Kwik encourages listeners to share one thing they learned for better retention and offers a chance to win a copy of "Limitless."Show Notes and Conclusion (00:54:38)Ryan Alford discusses show notes and links, emphasizing the importance of understanding one's learning style for growth and learning. If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
TAKEAWAYSFinancial performance of companies like Apple and MicrosoftImpact of AI on technologyMarketing strategies of the Financial TimesRising demand for weight loss support productsImportance of custom branded merchandise for businessesTIMESTAMPSThe introduction (00:00:00) Introduction to the podcast episode and the hosts, setting the tone for the discussion.Hot Dog Eating Contest and Impossible Meats (00:02:20) Discussion about the annual hot dog eating contest at Coney Island and the involvement of Joey Chestnut with Impossible Meats.Apple surpassing Microsoft in market value (00:05:56) Apple's regained title as the world's most valuable company, surpassing Microsoft, and the impact of AI-powered features on investor confidence.Rising demand for weight loss support products (00:12:15) The vitamin shop meeting the rising demand for weight loss support products, driven by the impact of peptides on consumer behavior.Financial Times new global platform (00:15:01) The launch of a new global platform by the Financial Times to raise awareness of its advertising and partnerships among media and marketing industry audiences.Custom branded merchandise for businesses (00:19:00) The importance of custom branded merchandise for businesses, promoting the use of premium hats, hoodies, and t-shirts as a sales tactic.The impact of deepfakes (00:21:41) Discussion on the rise of deepfakes and their potential impact on brand safety and the need for reliable content filtering.Concerns over deepfakes (00:23:00) Concerns about the difficulty in distinguishing between real and fake content, with examples of misleading videos and the potential for biased use of AI.Certification for electric air taxis (00:25:15) The announcement of the FAA granting certification to Archer Aviation for electric air taxis, including the potential benefits and implications for air travel.Instagram's new video ad format (00:30:12) Discussion on Instagram's testing of a new video ad format that stops users from scrolling until they view the ad, and the potential impact on user experience and marketing strategies.Consumer and advertiser perspectives on Instagram ads (00:32:22) Exploration of the implications of Instagram's new video ad format from both consumer and advertiser perspectives, including the potential for richer media experiences and increased marketing opportunities.NBA finals and weather in Miami (00:35:29) Casual conversation about the NBA finals and the weather in Miami, with a light-hearted exchange about personal plans and experiences.Appreciation for the audience and show verification (00:37:11) Expressing gratitude to the audience and celebrating the verification of the show, as well as promoting branded merchandise and acknowledging the co-host's social media presence. If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
TAKEAWAYSJamil's journey and experiences in real estatePivotal moments that shaped Jamil's careerChallenges faced by Jamil, including struggles with alcoholism and addictionThe importance of self-discovery and making internal changes for personal and professional growthJamil's commitment to authenticity and integrity in his workJamil's intention to self-produce a show focused on solving real-world problems in the real estate industryThe societal impact of the real estate industry and the responsibility of real estate professionalsThe power of television as a medium for reaching a wider audience and increasing awarenessJamil's coaching and mentoring activities in the real estate industryJamil's efforts to address homelessness and housing affordability through sustainable solutionsTIMELINESThe journey in real estate (00:00:00) Jamil's perspective on inspiring others and taking responsibility for their actions.Life and work balance (00:01:15) Jamil's current lifestyle, including his primary residences and time spent with family.Getting started in real estate (00:03:50) Jamil's accidental entry into real estate and his rejection of predetermined paths.Wholesaling and its challenges (00:06:45) The story of Jamil's first wholesale transaction and the challenges he faced.Rejecting hopelessness and making choices (00:10:37) Jamil's view on making different choices and not succumbing to hopelessness.Self-discovery and personal growth (00:14:44) Jamil's struggle with addiction, self-discovery, and personal transformation.Success as an inside job (00:16:53) Jamil's belief in success originating from within and his holistic transformation.The impact of the TV show "Triple Digit Flip" (00:19:39) Jamil's experience with the A&E show "Triple Digit Flip" and the reasons for declining further episodes.TV Show Authenticity (00:22:24) Jamil discusses his commitment to authenticity and refusal to dramatize events for television.Self-Produced Show (00:23:18) Jamil and his partner plan to self-produce a show to address societal issues related to real estate.Solving Real Estate Problems (00:24:13) Jamil shares his intention to help vulnerable people impacted by real estate challenges through education and support.Challenges with TV Show Concept (00:26:27) Jamil discusses the resistance and feedback received when pitching their show concept to a network.Power of Television (00:28:58) The conversation shifts to the significance and impact of television as a medium for reaching a wider audience.Building Relationships in Real Estate (00:31:22) Jamil explains his approach to building a successful wholesale real estate business through relationship-based techniques.Addressing Homelessness and Housing (00:37:32) Jamil shares his experiences with homelessness and his efforts to provide low-income housing solutions.Co-Living Rental Model (00:41:38) Jamil discusses his pivot from short-term rentals to co-living models, aiming to provide affordable housing with dignity.Keeping Up with Jamil's Projects (00:43:59) Information on where to follow Jamil's projects and contact him for further engagement. If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
TAKEAWAYSWealth of the world's richest individualsUse of Apple AirTags in solving a theft caseFacebook's efforts to attract younger usersGameStop's stock influencer, Roaring KittyImpact of a two-week break on viewer engagement in the NBA playoffsFleeting nature of attention in today's worldConcerns about the reckless race for dominance in artificial intelligenceUse of AI in marketing campaignsImpact of certain individuals on the success of businessesChanging dynamics of the soda industryTIMESTAMPSThe introduction (00:00:00) Introducing the show and hosts, highlighting the show's popularity and the hosts' banter.Wealth of the world's richest individuals (00:04:46) Discussion on the increase in the number of high net worth individuals and their total net worth, attributed to the rising stock market.Apple AirTags solving a theft case (00:10:10) A carpenter hides Apple AirTags in power tools, helping police crack a massive theft case, leading to a conversation about other potential use cases for AirTags.Facebook's efforts to attract younger users (00:13:30) Facebook's struggle to attract younger users and its plan to woo Gen Z users back to the platform, including a discussion on Facebook Marketplace.GameStop's stock influencer, Roaring Kitty (00:17:56) Discussion on the impact of Roaring Kitty's Reddit post on GameStop shares and the controversy surrounding retail trading and options trading.Impact of a two-week break on NBA playoffs (00:20:41) The negative impact of a two-week break between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference playoffs on viewer engagement and momentum.The attention span of viewers (00:21:32) Discussion about the fleeting attention of viewers, especially in the context of the NBA playoffs.OpenAI's potential dangers (00:22:07) Concerns about the potential dangers of OpenAI's reckless race for dominance in artificial intelligence.Facebook's use of AI in marketing (00:27:33) Discussion about US Bank's use of AI to create audience models for a national marketing campaign.TikTok's algorithm and potential sale (00:31:40) Discussion about TikTok's algorithm and the challenges it faces in the US market.Caitlin Clark's impact on the WNBA (00:33:48) Analysis of the impact of basketball star Caitlin Clark on the WNBA and her endorsement deal with Wilson.Abercrombie & Fitch's resurgence (00:37:24) Discussion about Abercrombie & Fitch's record-setting first quarter sales and its brand strategy.Doctor Pepper's rise in popularity (00:39:59) Discussion about Doctor Pepper's rise to become the number two soda brand in America, tied with Pepsi.Waffle House and Coke (00:43:29) Discussion about the delicious combo of waffles, hash browns, and Coke, and potential sponsorship.Weekend Plans (00:43:41) Mention of weekend plans and staying hydrated as the weather gets warm.Appreciation and Sponsorship (00:44:40) Acknowledgment of audience support, encouragement for reviews, and appreciation for the sponsor, Brady Bills. If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
 TAKEAWAYSEntrepreneurial journey and successUpbringing and the influence of his parents' immigrant backgroundEarly experiences in sales and passion for the cell phone industryThe expansion of Krish's Verizon retail business and eventual saleKrish's transition to yoga and real estate developmentApproach to business and personal developmentMotivation and drive as an entrepreneurChallenges faced by Krish as an entrepreneur and his resilienceKrish's reflections on legacy and leaving a lasting impactRyan Alford's appreciation for Krish's story and future possibilities for the conversationTIMESTAMPSGrowth and Challenges (00:00:00) Krish discusses the importance of facing challenges and experiencing growth in life and business.Introduction and Background (00:00:40) Ryan introduces Krish V. Patel, and they discuss Krish's entrepreneurial journey and his impact on the business scene in Greenville.Early Entrepreneurial Experiences (00:01:56) Krish shares his childhood experiences and early exposure to entrepreneurship through his immigrant parents' various business ventures.Entry into Verizon Retail (00:05:24) Krish talks about his entry into the cell phone industry and his decision to join Verizon Wireless as a sales representative.Entrepreneurial Journey with Verizon (00:06:45) Krish details his journey from a sales representative to opening his own Verizon retail store, highlighting his rapid success and expansion.Learning and Growth (00:12:42) Krish discusses his pursuit of further education, including an executive program at Harvard Business School, and his goal to take his company to a $100 million level.Sale of Business (00:15:42) Krish recounts the unexpected offers to buy his business, the negotiation process, and the eventual sale of his Verizon retail stores.Post-Sale Entrepreneurship (00:18:29) Krish describes his post-sale experiences, including challenges in the Austin market and the eventual sale of the remaining stores.Reflection on Entrepreneurship (00:20:19) Krish emphasizes that his entrepreneurial journey was not solely about financial gain but about personal fulfillment and growth.The passion for entrepreneurship (00:20:36) Krish discusses the importance of finding passion over money and the transition from the wireless business to yoga.The journey of building Soul Yoga (00:21:08) Krish shares his journey of starting and growing Soul Yoga, focusing on creating a unique and high-quality experience for busy individuals.Diversifying business ventures (00:23:48) Krish talks about managing over $100 million in assets, including real estate development, property management, and fitness businesses.Drive and motivation (00:25:44) The conversation delves into Krish's personal drive and what motivates him as an entrepreneur.Challenges and overcoming obstacles (00:30:27) Krish discusses the challenges he faces as an entrepreneur and how he approaches solving problems and maintaining a positive mindset.Legacy and impact (00:33:52) The conversation shifts to the impact Krish wants to leave behind and the importance of focusing on people and relationships.Future plans and inspiration (00:38:46) Krish talks about potential future episodes, his willingness to share, and how he aims to inspire others through his experiences. If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
TAKEAWAYSMedian age of media consumptionContent licensing deals and fair compensation for content creatorsAd blockers on YouTube and the value of content and advertisingCompetitive landscape between Samsung and AppleTIMESTAMPSThe introduction (00:00:00) Introducing the show and hosts, promoting the podcast, and expressing gratitude to the audience.Discussion on media consumption (00:04:49) Exploring the median age of media consumption for different channels and its implications for marketers and advertisers.Content licensing deals (00:10:08) Discussing OpenAI's content licensing deals with The Atlantic and Vox Media, and the impact on data sources for AI algorithms.YouTube ad blockers (00:13:02) Exploring the impact of ad blockers on YouTube, the measures taken by YouTube to combat ad blocking, and the debate on free content versus paid options.Promotional mention for a merchandise sponsor (00:19:33) Promoting a merchandise sponsor, Branded Bills, and discussing the quality and benefits of their custom hats.Samsung's swipe at Apple (00:22:12) Discussing Samsung's marketing strategy and the competitive environment in the wireless industry.Apple vs. Samsung Marketing (00:22:33) Discussion on Apple's media plans and Samsung's marketing strategy.Tech Ecosystem Lock-in (00:24:21) Challenges of switching tech ecosystems and the importance of airdrop functionality.Google AI Search Errors (00:26:31) Criticism of Google's AI search feature and the introduction of ads in AI overviews.Final Words and Sponsorship (00:29:00) Closing remarks on the month's end, upcoming shows, and a promotional mention for the sponsor.  If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more, join Ryan’s newsletter https://ryanalford.com/newsletter/ to get Ferrari level advice daily for FREE.  Learn how to build a 7 figure business from your personal brand by signing up for a FREE introduction to personal branding https://ryanalford.com/personalbranding.  Learn more by visiting our website at www.ryanisright.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel  www.youtube.com/@RightAboutNowwithRyanAlford. 
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