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We believe that ANYONE can start and grow a successful business, so we created Millionaire University to help you achieve just that. At Millionaire University, we follow a proven process that has been used to create successful businesses time and time again. Do you want to start a business or currently have a business you want to grow? Do you have a skill you want to turn into a business? Do you want to learn from other successful business owners and connect to like-minded entrepreneurs? Do you believe there is a better way to learn and a better way to create wealth? Then welcome to Millionaire University. Your school for wealth creation. Graduate rich, not broke. To get your FREE Business Training, go to MillionaireUniversity.com/training.

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Our host Brian Gearin interviews Chris Brown, owner of 'Signs of Good' to discuss how he achieved financial freedom through his nearly passive billboard company. Chris shares his inspiring journey of establishing a successful billboard company while working a day job. Starting in 2011, he grew his side hustle into a thriving business generating over $30,000 per month, leading to his financial freedom and early retirement at 42. Chris reveals the process of acquiring and building lucrative billboard locations, navigating the advertising industry, and creating a nearly passive income stream. The discussion highlights the importance of mentorship, persistence, and the potential for significant returns in the billboard business. Learn how Chris manages his business with minimal hands-on involvement, and discover the broader principles of entrepreneurship and generosity that guide his success. What we discuss with Chris + Chris Brown's Journey into Billboards + Acquiring the First Billboard + Expanding the Billboard Portfolio + Building Your Own Billboards + Leasing vs. Buying Land for Billboards + Digital vs. Static Billboards + Fitting Graphics for Print + Design Recommendations for Advertisers + Importance of Clear Messaging + Traffic Counts and Analytics + Building a Streamlined Team + Balancing Business and Lifestyle + Expanding Beyond Local Markets + Tips for New Entrepreneurs Thank you Chris! To learn more about creating your own billboard company go to Wantmore.org. Sign up for our FREE Business Course - over 300+ new business ideas, also includes the 7 Phases of a business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next. You'll also get 7 of the most popular marketing strategies and 31 stay-on-track hacks that successful millionaires follow to grow and automate their businesses. Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. If you haven't checked out our episode on Mastering Brick and Mortar with JoJo Struebing, check it out here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
From corporate real estate to custom cabinetry, Alex Forbes story is a testament to diving headfirst into your dreams and coming out on top. Alex, Founder of Lane 17 Cabinet Co, turned a hobby into a booming business. He shares his journey from a frustrating career in commercial real estate brokerage to founding a flourishing custom cabinetry business. Learn how Alex harnessed his woodworking passion and overcame numerous challenges to grow his business, even during a pandemic. Discover valuable entrepreneurial insights and the importance of taking action and continuous improvement to be come a 7-figure entrepreneur. What we discuss with Alex + Alex Forbes' Origin Story + Turning a Hobby into a Business + Transitioning to Full-time Woodworking + Early Challenges and Business Evolution + Scaling the Furniture Business + Pivot to Custom Cabinetry + Growing pains and sustainability + Marketing and Building a Client Base + Expanding Nationally + Closing Thoughts and Entrepreneurial Advice Thank you Alex! To connect with Alex, be sure to follow Alex Forbes on Twitter and Instagram (@lane17cabinetco) for a behind-the-scenes look at his woodworking journey. And to check out their beautiful custom cabinetry, go to lane17.com. Sign up for our FREE Business Course - over 300+ new business ideas, also includes the 7 Phases of a business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next. You'll also get 7 of the most popular marketing strategies and 31 stay-on-track hacks that successful millionaires follow to grow and automate their businesses. Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. 💡 Entrepreneurial Advice: "Don't be afraid to just try things and be confident in your ability to problem solve." - Alex Forbes 🏃‍♂️ Action Over Everything: Take action, learn, adapt, and keep moving forward! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ever thought college essays could be your golden ticket? Join host Brien Gearin and Carter Osborne, the mastermind behind a six-figure college essay tutoring empire. Carter spills the beans on how he turned a side hustle into a booming business, all while dodging pre-calc nightmares and SAT tutoring horrors. Discover his secret sauce for snagging clients, why he ditched traditional marketing, and how AI isn't stealing his thunder—yet. Packed with laughs and lightbulb moments, this episode is your go-to guide for turning passion into profit. Tune in and get ready to take some notes! What we discuss with Carter + Meet Carter Osborne: From Side Hustle to Six-Figure Business + Carter's Journey: From College Tuition to Tutoring + Building a Client Base: The Power of Referrals + The College Admissions Industry: Supply and Demand + The Importance of College Essays + Marketing Strategies: Word of Mouth and Referrals + Business Logistics: Clientele and Sessions + Seasonality in the College Admissions Business + Navigating the Off-Season + Student Roster and Workload + Balancing Meetings and Offline Work + Financial Margins and Business Models + Transitioning from Full-Time Job to Entrepreneurship + The Impact of AI on College Essay Consulting + Challenges and Opportunities in Tutoring Business + Final Thoughts and Entrepreneurial Advice Resources from this Episode: Carterosbornetutoring.com ChatGPT.com Gemini.google.com Claude.ai Google Profiles Yelp for Business Thank you Carter! To connect with Carter, go to: Carterosbornetutoring.com Sign up for our FREE Business Course - over 300+ new business ideas, also includes the 7 Phases of a business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next. You'll also get 7 of the most popular marketing strategies and 31 stay-on-track hacks that successful millionaires follow to grow and automate their businesses. Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kirsten interviews JoJo Struebing, an entrepreneur with a rich background in creating and managing brick-and-mortar businesses. The discussion explores things you should consider for starting a traditional business model, including location selection, market research, funding options, and creating a unique customer experience. JoJo shares her journey from corporate sales to owning and franchising a float therapy studio, emphasizing the importance of thorough planning and flexibility. Real-life lessons and expert insights make this episode a masterclass for aspiring brick-and-mortar business owners. What we discuss with Jojo + JoJo's Entrepreneurial Journey + Challenges and Insights of Brick and Mortar Businesses + Importance of Location and Market Research + Balancing Specificity and Flexibility in Business + Financial Considerations for Brick and Mortar + Key Factors for Success and Failure + Adapting to Industry Changes + Making Your Business Profitable + Owner vs. Operator: Finding the Balance + Leveraging Physical Space for Community Engagement + Competition: Friend or Foe? + Lessons from Rapid Expansion + The Importance of Systems and Processes + Starting Fresh: Building a Business from Scratch + Passion vs. Opportunity: Finding the Right Business Resources from this Episode: JoJo's Franchise Business: Altered States Wellness Thank you JoJo! We'd like to give a shout-out to today's sponsor, JoJo Struebing and her company Altered States Wellness. To connect with JoJo on LinkedIn click here. Sign up for our FREE Business Course - over 300+ new business ideas, also includes the 7 Phases of a business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next. You'll also get 7 of the most popular marketing strategies and 31 stay-on-track hacks that successful millionaires follow to grow and automate their businesses. Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. If you enjoyed this episode with JoJo, let us know by clicking on any of the links below to send him a quick shout-out: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How a former PGA Golf Pro turned successful entrepreneur and founder of Hoppin', one of the fastest growing taprooms on the market. In this episode of the Millionaire University Podcast, Brien Gearin dives into the fascinating world of self-serve bars with Rich Moyer, the entrepreneurial force behind Hoppin' Brands. Rich shares his journey from a PGA Golf Pro to a successful business owner, discussing the evolution, mechanics, and benefits of his unique taproom concept that has expanded to 11 cities. He provides insights into the streamlined, technology-driven customer experience, franchising strategies, and the essential value of happy employees. Rich's story offers invaluable lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs, highlighting the importance of taking action and embracing failure as a stepping stone to success. What we discuss with Rich: + Introduction to Rich Moyer and Hoppin Tap Room + Rich Moyer's Journey: From PGA Pro to Entrepreneur + Launching and Expanding Hoppin Brands + Concept and Technology of Hoppin Tap Room + Franchising Hoppin Tap Room + Franchisee Selection and Support + Operating Challenges and Strategies + Future of Hoppin Brands + Conclusion and Advice for Entrepreneurs Thank you Rich! We'd like to thank Rich for sponsoring today's episode! If you're interested in franchising, you can reach out to Rich directly on LinkedIn and Instagram or you can go to OwnAHoppin.com. If you want to check their consumer website, HoppinBrands.com will lead you to all of their locations.  If you enjoyed this episode, let us know by clicking on any of the links below to send a quick shout-out: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! Want 300+ ideas for your business, check out our FREE Business Training where we include all of these! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
55 Airbnbs, 17 flights, $1,400 in speeding tickets in Australia, are just some of the many things we experienced on our 9-month trip around the world. Join us in a lively and detailed recount of our nine-month trip around the world, exploring various countries, cultures, and experiences with our family. From go-karting in New Zealand to skiing in Zermatt and snorkeling in Tahiti, we share the highs and the lows and the tips and tricks after taking a leap of faith to sell everything we had to explore this beautiful world, all while running a business and doing online school as a family. What we discuss with Justin and Tara: + Introduction & Episode Overview + Travel Stats and Awestruck Experiences + The Motivation Behind the Journey + Selling Everything and Taking the Leap + Challenges and Differences in the Journey + Detailed Itinerary: Countries and Memorable Moments + Encounters and Reflections Along the Way + Final Thoughts on Travel and Life If you enjoyed this episode, let us know by clicking on any of the links below to send a quick shout-out: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! Want 300+ ideas for your business, check out our FREE Business Training where we include all of these! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Here are your shownotes! You had quite the adventurous journey. Let me know if there's anything you want to adjust or add. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are you the typical business owner who dreads doing taxes when it comes to your business? Then this episode is for you. Host Erik Fisher interviews Jeff Trapp, founder of Tax Planning Pros, about ways to maximize your tax write-offs, how to maintain good records to ensure you avoid IRS scrutiny, and what to do if you are audited. We'll also discuss investing, how to prep your taxes if you're selling your business and we'll also clue you in on one of the biggest tax deductions most people are NOT taking now. So let's dive into the things you can be doing TODAY to create your booming financial future tomorrow! What we discuss with Jeff: + Why Proactive Tax Planning Matters + Key Differences Between Tax Preparation and Tax Planning + Common Mistakes Business Owners Make with Taxes + Getting Started with Proper Documentation + Understanding Business Entities: LLCs, S Corps, and C Corps + Leveraging Real Estate for Tax Benefits + Introduction to Cost Segregation and Depreciation + Investment Strategies for Tax Savings + Preparing for a Business Sale and Tax Implications + Hiring Family Members and Home Office Deductions + Managing Taxes Across Multiple States + Staying Informed on Tax Law Changes Thank you Jeff! Big thank you to Jeff for sponsoring today's episode! For more insights and resources from Jeff, check out the Jeff Trapp Podcast on Apple, Spotify, and other major podcast platforms. Get a free tax playbook at mytaxplaybook.com and learn more about Tax Planning Pros at thetaxplanningpros.com. If you enjoyed this episode, let us know by clicking on any of the links below to send a quick shout-out: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! Want 300+ ideas for your business, check out our FREE Business Training where we include all of these! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Building a lucrative income stream through vending machines is the discussion for today's podcast. Mike Hoffman from mrpassive.com shares how he transitioned from a career in sports science and real estate to managing 25 vending machines that yield significant monthly profits. The conversation covers the initial investment, operational strategies, and the high profitability of vending machines compared to stocks and real estate. Mike also emphasizes the growing potential of the vending industry, especially with technology advancements and market saturation ripe for disruption. Listeners can learn about the ease of starting and scaling a vending machine business, hiring strategies, and the long-term financial benefits and equity-building potential of this venture. What we discuss with Mike: + Meet Mike Hoffman: From Sports to Vending Machines + The Journey to Vending Machine Success + Why Vending Machines Over Real Estate? + Earning Potential and Location Strategy + Getting Started with Vending Machines + Stocking and Managing Your Vending Machines + Hiring and Scaling Your Vending Business + The Importance of Technology in Vending + Disrupting the Vending Industry + Buying and Valuing Vending Routes + Expanding Vending Operations + Vending in Hotels and Remote Management + Time Commitment and Profitability + Challenges and Liabilities in Vending + Future of the Vending Industry + Final Thoughts and Advice Thank you, Mike! A BIG thank you to Mike for sponsoring today's episode and for sharing so much value! To learn more about starting your own vending machine business, go to Mr.Passive.com. And to connect with Mike check him out on Instagram and Youtube. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Sign up for our FREE Millionaire University Business Course - Understand the 7 Phases of A business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next! Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. Wanna get social? Click on any of the links below to connect with us. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
One of the reasons people get hung up on starting a business is that they think they need to have this big, crazy, original idea. That's just not the case. There are a million ways to make a million dollars. All you need is one simple idea and you're probably much closer than you think. In this episode, Justin and Tara cover the six different ways to come up with YOUR big idea. (Original Air Date - 2/17/23) What we discuss with Justin and Tara: + Welcome to Millionaire University + The Big Idea: Financial Independence and Abundance + Six Different Ways to Come Up with Your Big Idea + Go with Your Gut: Implementing Your Idea + The Importance of Product Research + The Reality of Starting a Business + Figuring Out Your Product Quickly + Committing to Your Business Idea + The Danger of Being Fickle + The Importance of Taking Action Quickly + The Difference Between Squirrel Moments and Intelligent Pivots + The Power of Picking a Skill or Topic + The Potential of Improving Existing Tools or Services + The Value of Asking Others About Their Businesses + The Power of Google for Business Ideas + Conclusion: Committing to Your Big Idea Resources from this Episode: To get more help on coming up with your business idea, check out this blog post: Coming Up With Your Business Idea Want 300+ ideas for your business, check out our FREE Business Training where we include all of these! If you enjoyed this episode, let us know by clicking on any of the links below to send a quick shout-out: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Only 3 Things Every Business Needs with Justin and Tara Williams (Replay) Starting a business isn't easy, but it's not that hard either.  One of the reasons some business owners struggle is that they get easily distracted with things that have little to no impact on their business. In this episode, we discuss the only 3 things that really matter in your business. This will be critical to understand as you grow your business.  (Original Air Date - 2/16/23) What we discuss with Justin and Tara: + Introduction to the Millionaire University Podcast + The Importance of Focus in Business + The Three Essential Elements of Every Successful Business + The Role of Distractions in Business + The First Essential Element: A Product or Service + The Second Essential Element: Selling the Product or Service + The Importance of Embracing Sales + The Third Essential Element: Delivering on the Promise + The Role of Systems in Business + The Game of Business + The Importance of Taking Steps into the Darkness + Summary and Next Steps Resources from this Episode: Knowing what NOT to do in your business is sometimes just as important as knowing what to do. Check out this article, to learn more about The Only 3 Things Every Business Needs Sign up for our FREE Business Course - over 300+ new business ideas, also includes the 7 Phases of a business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next. You'll also get 7 of the most popular marketing strategies and 31 stay-on-track hacks that successful millionaires follow to grow and automate their businesses. Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mastering AI to Elevate Your Business with Menekse Stewart In this episode of the Millionaire University podcast, Kirsten delves into the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in business with guest expert Menekse Stewart. Stewart, a seasoned professional in digital marketing and online business, offers deep insights into the evolution of AI, particularly generative AI, and its substantial impact on content creation, marketing strategies, and customer engagement. She dives into practical applications of AI tools to streamline business processes, enhance content repurposing, and gain valuable customer insights. Stewart emphasizes the importance of integrating human experiences and expertise with AI-generated content for authenticity and discusses the challenges and opportunities AI presents for the future of online business and content marketing. She and Kirsten discuss how to use AI as a tool to complement your skills, automate mundane tasks, and focus more on creative and strategic aspects of your business. What we talk about with Menekse: +The Urgency of Adapting to AI in Business + The Evolution of AI and Its Impact on Business + Practical Ways to Leverage AI for Business Growth + Revolutionizing Content Creation with AI + Navigating the Future of Content and AI Integration + Exploring Marketing Magic: A Tool for AI-Powered Marketing + The Future of AI in Business Resources from this Episode: Free week trial of Marketing Magic Thank you Menekse! A big shoutout and high-five to our amazing sponsor Meneske for making today's podcast episode possible! To connect with Menekse, click here. Sign up for our FREE Business Course - Understand the 7 Phases of A business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next! Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. If you enjoyed this episode, let us know by clicking on any of the links below to send us a quick shout-out: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How One Artist Took Her Love For Art and Turned It into a Successful Business In this episode of the Millionaire University Podcast, host Brien Gearin talks with Ashton Rodenhiser, the owner of Minds Eye Creative, about the innovative business of sketchnoting. Ashton shares her journey from childhood creativity through the challenges of choosing a career path. She discusses the ups and downs of being a creative entrepreneur and how she translates complex words into art. Ashton also touches on aspects of personal growth, marketing, and the importance of pricing confidence in the success of a creative business. What we talked about with Ashton: + Creative Path: From Childhood to Entrepreneurship + The Birth of a Business: Embracing Graphic Facilitation + The Impact of Sketchnoting in Various Industries + Navigating Business Challenges and Opportunities + Adapting to a Hybrid Model: The COVID-19 Pivot + The Art of Live Illustration: Techniques and Preferences + Embracing Technology: The Shift from Paper to Digital + The Lean Startup Approach to Creative Business + Overcoming Introversion: Strategies for Creative Entrepreneurs + Navigating Industry Challenges and Peer Pressure + Mentorship and Self-Reliance in Building a Business + Sketchnoting: A Gateway to Visual Thinking and Note-Taking + The Business of Creativity: Pricing, Value, and Growth Thank you, Ashton! A BIG Thank you to Ashton and Minds Eye Creative for sponsoring today's episode and for sharing so much value! To check out Ashton's book Beginner's Guide to Sketchnoting and learn more about Minds Eye Creative go here. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Sign up for our FREE Millionaire University Business Course - Understand the 7 Phases of A business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next! Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. Wanna get social? Click on any of the links below to connect with us. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How to Scale Your Business by Leveraging the Global Talent Pool with Mike O'Connor In this episode of the Millionaire University podcast, host Brien Gearin talks with Mike O'Connor, founder and CEO of Nexus Point. Mike shares his journey from a traditional corporate path to becoming an entrepreneur, emphasizing the pivotal role that international assistant talent played in scaling his businesses. The discussion covers the benefits of hiring international talent as a strategy for entrepreneurs and business owners to become more profitable, buy back time, and effectively scale operations by leveraging the global talent pool. Mike provides insights into his approach for using virtual assistants and specialized global talent, addressing the cultural fit, communication methods, and practical steps for successfully integrating international workers into businesses. He also highlights common pitfalls to avoid and offers advice on maintaining a focus on quality rather than merely reducing costs. The podcast serves as a guide for business owners considering or currently utilizing international talent to enhance their business operations. What we talked about with Mike: + Unlocking Business Growth with International Talent + The Power of Global Talent in Business Scaling + Navigating the World of Virtual Assistance + Maximizing the Potential of Your Global Team + Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them + Expanding Your Team: The Strategy for Success + When to Consider Outsourcing for Your Business + The Power of Scaling Your Business with Virtual Assistance + The Strategic Advantage of Early Hiring + Career Growth and Leadership Opportunities for Virtual Assistants + Onboarding and Training: Setting Up for Success + Creating and Utilizing SOPs for Business Efficiency + Feedback and Communication in a Global Team + Leveraging Technology for Effective Team Collaboration Resources from this Episode: To learn more about Nexus Point, click here. Thank you, Mike! We'd like to thank Mike for sponsoring today's episode! To check out their amazing services, go here. Sign up for our FREE Business Course - Understand the 7 Phases of A business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next! Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. If you enjoyed this episode with Mike, let us know by clicking on any of the links below to send him a quick shout-out: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Shifting Mindsets: Winning Life’s Battles through Positivity with Mike Oster In this episode of the Millionaire University Podcast, host Brien Gearin engages with Mike Oster, a Brigadier General, business owner, and author, to discuss the profound impact of maintaining a positive attitude, especially in relation to business building and personal growth. Oster shares his extensive military background, emphasizing lessons learned from leadership and the importance of a positive mindset. He unveils his journey from joining the National Guard to becoming a full-time military officer and later transitioning into entrepreneurship with ventures like Massage Envy franchises and real estate investments. Oster highlights the significance of reconditioning negative self-talk, setting action-oriented goals, and the necessity of preparation and adaptability in both military and entrepreneurial endeavors. What we talked about with Mike: + Unlocking the Power of Positive Self-Talk + Mike Oster's Journey: From Military Service to Entrepreneurship + The Essence of Positive Attitude in Business and Life + Strategies for Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Excellence + Reconditioning Your Mind for Success + The Military Mindset: Preparing for Business Battles + Building a Support System for Entrepreneurial Success + Taking the Leap into Entrepreneurship: Mindset and Preparation + Gratitude and Appreciation: Foundations of a Positive Life + Prioritizing Your Time and Goals for Entrepreneurial Success Resources from this Episode: Learn more about Mike at Mikeoster.com Check out Mike's book - It Starts With Attitude To listen to this book on Audible for FREE, click here. Thank you, Mike! Big shout out to Mike for sponsoring today's show! To learn more about Mike, go to Mikeoster.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Sign up for our FREE Business Course - Understand the 7 Phases of A business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next! Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. If you enjoyed this episode with Mike, let us know by clicking on any of the links below to send him a quick shout-out: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our Plan To Go From $0 to $100,000/Month From Podcast Sponsorships in 12 Months - Part 2 In this episode, Justin Williams, provides an update on MU's ambitious goal of making $100,000 per month through podcast sponsorships. Justin shares the challenges, lessons, and successes encountered over the past year, including overcoming dismal initial downloads, the 'trough of sorrow,' and strategies for growing their audience. He emphasizes the importance of creating a break-even funnel, investing in growth through paid advertising, and learning from trial and error to eventually achieve financial success. Justin also discusses the value of having a big, hairy, audacious goal, staying persistent, and continually adapting to changes in the business landscape. What Justin discusses: + Journey to $100K Per Month with Podcast Sponsorships + The Humble Beginnings of Millionaire University + Setting Ambitious Goals for Podcast Growth + The Launch and Initial Struggles of Millionaire University Podcast + Facing the Trough of Sorrow: Overcoming Initial Failures + Investing in Podcast Growth: A New Strategy + Challenges in Securing Podcast Sponsorships + Adjusting Strategies and Finding Success + Navigating Programmatic Ads and Audience Reach + The Journey to Finding the Right Agency and Sponsorship + A Revelation in Madrid: Monetizing Guest Appearances + Evolving the Podcast's Monetization Strategy + Achieving a Self-Liquidating Model for Podcast Growth + Setting and Pursuing Audacious Goals + The Power of Persistence and Pivoting in Business + Exploring New Ventures: Newsletters and E-commerce + Final Thoughts and Future Plans Resources from this Episode: Acorns - Click Here to Save and Invest with Acorns. Kajabi - Click Here to Launch Your Online Business with Kajabi. Start your FREE 30 Day Trial Today! Shopify - Making Commerce Better for Everyone. Sign up for 30 days for only $1 at Shopify today! Spotify Ad Newtwork - S.P.A.N. - click here to learn more about the Spotify Ad Network. FREE Millionaire University Business Course - over 300+ new business ideas, also includes the 7 Phases of a business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next. You'll also get 7 of the most popular marketing strategies and 31 stay-on-track hacks that successful millionaires follow to grow and automate their businesses. Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Wanna get social? Click on any of the links below to connect with us. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Truth Most Ad Agencies Don't Share with Jason Wojo In this episode of Millionaire University, Kirsten hosts Jason Wojo, who shares his transformation from flipping Pokemon cards to establishing a successful digital marketing agency. Wojo details critical insights on creating high-selling offers, the importance of ad diversity beyond Facebook, and transitioning from solopreneurship to leading a full-scale agency. He emphasizes solving belief system issues with action over motivation and highlights the significance of breaking out of comfort zones to scale a business. Moreover, Wojo discusses the value of understanding one's offer and how it impacts ad effectiveness, alongside the challenge of scaling to $100k a month through calculated decision-making, trust in delegation, and strategic advertising. What we talked about with Jason: + Jason Wojo's Journey: From Pokemon Cards to Digital Marketing Success + Jason's Personal Story: College Dropout to Marketing Guru + The Leap to Success: Overcoming Money Blocks + Expanding Skills Beyond Ads: A Holistic Marketing Approach + The Importance of a Comprehensive Strategy in Advertising + Unlocking Business Growth: Metrics That Matter + The Power of Organic vs. Paid Advertising + Overcoming Burnout and Scaling Your Business + From Solopreneur to CEO: The Transition Journey + Blueprint for Scaling to $100K/Month + Crafting High-Converting Ads: Strategies and Insights + Qualifying to Work with a Growth Expert + Final Thoughts: Leveraging Ads for Business Success Thank you Jason! We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Brighan for sponsoring today’s episode and for sharing so much value! If you'd like to connect with Jason on Instagram, click here. Sign up for our FREE Business Course - Understand the 7 Phases of A business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next! Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. If you enjoyed this episode with Jason, let us know by clicking on any of the links below to send him a quick shout-out: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bouncing Back: A Masterclass in Resilience and Rebuilding In this episode, Kirsten sits down with Jason Roberts, an accomplished entrepreneur renowned for establishing an impressive 11 million-dollar businesses. Their conversation delves deep into Jason's journey of triumphs, setbacks, and the evolution of his definition of success, emphasizing the significance of maintaining life balance amidst entrepreneurial pursuits. Jason candidly shares his early motivations, stemming from a desire to uplift his family from financial strain, and his entrepreneurial endeavors that commenced in his late teens. Reflecting on a significant business setback and personal challenges during the 2007 market collapse, Jason's path to recovery underscored the pivotal role of mindset, identifying core strengths, and the invaluable guidance of mentors in achieving success. Throughout the episode, Kirsten and Jason explore foundational principles for building thriving businesses that not only yield financial prosperity but also afford entrepreneurs a rich and fulfilling life beyond their ventures. They touch upon the importance of establishing clear business models, harnessing one's unique genius zone, tracking key metrics, and nurturing a growth mindset. Welcome to an episode brimming with wisdom and actionable insights on achieving holistic success in entrepreneurship. What we talked about with Jason: + The Harsh Truth About Success and Sacrifice + Jason's Humble Beginnings and First Business Venture + The Rise and Fall of a Mortgage Empire + Rebuilding from Rock Bottom: A New Approach to Success + The Four Pillars of Building a Successful Business + Client Success Turns Sour: A Case Study + Identifying the Real Problem: It's Not the Business, It's the Role + The Power of Metrics and Right Positioning + Advice for Early Stage Entrepreneurs: Staying in Your Genius Zone + Leveraging Human Motivation Beyond Money + The Importance of Mentorship and Asking Better Questions + Mindset: The Foundation of Success Resources from this Episode: Ultimate Success Blueprint Use code "millionaire" to get it FREE! Thank you Jason! A huge thank you to Jason for sponsoring today's episode! If you'd like to connect with Jason, click here. Sign up for our FREE Business Course - Understand the 7 Phases of A business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next! Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. If you enjoyed this episode with Jason, let us know by clicking on any of the links below to send him a quick shout-out: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Growth Mindset for Entrepreneurs with ST Rappaport In this episode of the Millionaire University podcast, host Brien Gearin speaks with ST Rappaport, a brain engineer who specializes in helping ADHD entrepreneurs optimize their brain to elevate their business. Rappaport, with her unique background transitioning from a photographer to a brain trainer due to personal challenges, explains the essence of a growth mindset, inspired by Carol Dweck's research. A growth mindset, as opposed to a fixed mindset, involves embracing challenges, learning from failure, and constantly seeking improvement. The discussion covers how words can remarkably influence our mindset and actions, and Rappaport introduces practical exercises for developing a growth mindset, such as journaling with the non-dominant hand to access untapped brain areas. The conversation also touches on applications of a growth mindset in parenting and managing teams, underscoring the universal relevance of growth-oriented thinking in personal and professional development. Rappaport concludes with advice on keeping the brain healthy and agile through new and challenging experiences, promoting continuous growth and improvement. What we discuss with ST Rappaport: + Unlocking Growth Mindset: An Introduction + Meet S.T. Rappaport: Brain Engineer for Entrepreneurs + The Essence of Growth Mindset Explained + Identifying Growth Mindset in Business and Life + Practical Steps to Cultivate a Growth Mindset + Applying Growth Mindset Strategies in Parenting and Leadership + Final Thoughts and Advice on Growth Mindset Resources from this Episode: Lifepixuniversity.com - Optimize your ADHD brain to run your business with more ease. Mindest: The New Psychology of Success Book by Carol Dweck To listen to this book on Audible for FREE, click here. *As an Amazon Associate, we earn a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you, ST! To connect with ST, click here. Sign up for our FREE Business Course - over 300+ new business ideas, also includes the 7 Phases of a business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next. You'll also get 7 of the most popular marketing strategies and 31 stay-on-track hacks that successful millionaires follow to grow and automate their businesses. Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. If you enjoyed this episode with ST, let us know by clicking on any of the links below to send him a quick shout-out: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thinking Time: The Secret Weapon of Successful Entrepreneurs with Matt Drinkhahn In this episode of the Millionaire University podcast, host Brian Gearin welcomes Matt Drinkhahn, an executive coach and host of the Eternal Optimist Podcast, to discuss the transformative power of 'thinking time'. Drinkon credits this practice, inspired by Keith Cunningham’s method from 'The Road Less Stupid', as a key driver behind his success in becoming a millionaire and sustaining business growth. He explains thinking time as a structured period of distraction-free reflection, aimed at solving problems or generating new ideas, by simply writing down questions and methodically exploring solutions. Drinkhahn shares practical advice for implementing thinking time, including its rules and potential impacts on personal and professional development. Through examples ranging from enhancing business strategies to improving personal relationships, the episode presents thinking time as a versatile tool promising substantial benefits for those committed to its regular practice. What we discuss with Matt: + The Power of Pausing: Unleashing Your Brain's Potential + Introducing Matt Drinkon: The Eternal Optimist + The Magic of Thinking Time: A Game-Changer for Success + Unpacking the Thinking Time Technique + The Impact of Thinking Time Across Life's Aspects + Sharing the Success: The Ripple Effect of Thinking Time + Closing Thoughts: The Transformative Power of Thinking Resources from this Episode: Eternal Optimist Podcast - Matt Drinkhahn The Eternal Optimist - It's Never Too Late Book - Matt Drinkhahn The Road Less Stupid Book - Keith J. Cunningham The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Book - Stephen R. Covey To listen to these books on Audible for FREE, click here. *As an Amazon Associate, we earn a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you Matt! To connect with Matt, click here. Sign up for our FREE Business Course - over 300+ new business ideas, also includes the 7 Phases of a business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next. You'll also get 7 of the most popular marketing strategies and 31 stay-on-track hacks that successful millionaires follow to grow and automate their businesses. Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. If you enjoyed this episode with Adam, let us know by clicking on any of the links below to send him a quick shout-out: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Retention and Revenue Scaling with Brigham Dallas In this episode, Brigham Dallas shares his unique entrepreneurial journey and the lessons learned while scaling Hello Sugar to a whopping 89 units. From employee retention strategies, the impact of company culture, to the advantages of technology such as AI in the workplace, Dallas shares it all. He also shares the critical role of leadership, savvy financial management, and the art of selecting the right partnerships and customers to nurture growth. Brigham reveals how refining branding and understanding the market led to skyrocketing engagement, and how rewarding employees can create a workplace where everyone thrives. What we talked about with Brigham: + From College Dropout to Entrepreneur + Growing the business to 89 franchise units + Key Strategies for Workforce Optimization and Retention + Employee Retention and Leadership + Technologies Improving Operations + Balancing Financial Risk and Growth + Starting with minimal funds and scaling the business + Refining Brand Strategy and Franchising + Creating hiring protocols and refining brand concepts + Overcoming Operational Hurdles + Focusing on repeat customers and effective rebooking + Implementing AI for Customer Interaction + Reducing response time and human intervention requirements + Enhancements in Service Experience + The Psychological Aspects of Employee Rewards Thank you Brigham! We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Brigham for sponsoring today's podcast episode. Make sure to check out Hello Sugar here and to connect with Brigham, click here. Sign up for our FREE Business Course - Understand the 7 Phases of A business, so you know where you are now and where you need to go next! Go to https://www.millionaireuniversity.com/training. If you enjoyed this episode with Brigham, let us know by clicking on any of the links below to send him a quick shout-out: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, TikTok and LinkedIn. We'd love to hear from you! And if you want us to answer your business questions on an upcoming episode, drop us a line at support@millioinaireuniversity.com. To get exclusive offers mentioned in this episode and to support the show, visit millionaireuniversity.com/sponsors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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