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    #4 - How Product Hunt's Ryan Hoover Built A $20M Community From Scratch

    Transparency around money can empower others to understand and improve their financial situations, and acknowledging privilege and support is crucial in the journey to success.

    enJuly 16, 2019

    About this Episode

    Who knew a product about other products could be worth tens of millions... Ryan Hoover (@rrhoover) tells us the struggle of trying to find a place in the startup world and how to tackle job rejection the right way - becoming his own boss! Truly starting from scratch, he runs us through the scrappy early days of e-mailing people one by one just to gain an extra dozen users... now that's some hustle! Tune into this episode and he'll teach you ways to push that little bit further to making your first million.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    🔑 Key Takeaways

    • Product Hunt evolved from a simple experiment to become a global platform where people can discover and share new tech products, fostering a diverse community that transcends geographical boundaries.
    • Product Hunt's expansion beyond its initial user base in Silicon Valley showcases the platform's commitment to embracing diverse perspectives and the value of seeking input from outside traditional tech hubs.
    • Embracing feedback, both giving and receiving, is crucial for personal and professional growth. It builds trust, fosters learning opportunities, and encourages collaboration in any field or industry.
    • By actively engaging with the product or company you're interested in and going the extra mile to showcase your passion and skills, you increase your chances of being noticed and hired.
    • Understand a company's structure and job requirements before pursuing a position to ensure alignment between personal skills and the organization's needs.
    • There is no one-size-fits-all approach to entrepreneurship. Success can be achieved by pursuing opportunities or following your curiosity. Learn from others, avoid common mistakes, and embrace experimentation to build a successful business.
    • Product Hunt's strategic tactics, including personalized outreach and creating a sense of involvement, fostered a strong community that contributed to their early success and continued growth.
    • Continuously engage with your community through personalized interactions and social proof to create anticipation, build momentum, and attract more users.
    • Press can be valuable for startups in terms of acquiring customers, securing funding, and attracting talent, but it's important to align press efforts with the startup's mission and quickly adjust strategies for optimal results.
    • Designing a successful product or platform requires understanding the unique preferences and needs of different user segments, ensuring a tailored user experience for maximum satisfaction.
    • Transparency around money can empower others to understand and improve their financial situations, and acknowledging privilege and support is crucial in the journey to success.
    • Ryan Hoover advocates for diversifying ventures to maximize potential for success and returns, while emphasizing the importance of enjoying and finding motivation in professional pursuits.
    • Ryan Hoover seeks startups that educate him with their knowledge, even if their ideas seem unconventional. His investments fuel product launches on Product Hunt, with check sizes ranging from $50,000 to $100,000.

    📝 Podcast Summary

    From Experiment to Global Phenomenon: The Story of Product Hunt

    Product Hunt started as an experiment with no real intention or goal other than exploring if people find new products interesting. Ryan Hoover, the founder, initially reached out to a couple hundred people to subscribe to the email list, but the real value came from the community of people who shared and discovered new, lesser-known apps and projects. It quickly expanded globally, with contributors from all over the world. Over time, Product Hunt became the go-to platform for discovering what's new in the tech scene and served as a water cooler for the entire industry. Despite its beginnings in Silicon Valley, it grew to include a diverse range of users and contributors from around the world.

    From Silicon Valley to the World: Product Hunt's Journey to Global Diversity and Inclusion

    Product Hunt's initial user base was heavily concentrated in Silicon Valley, but over time it expanded to include perspectives from all over the world. In the early days, the platform was mainly used by friends and people geographically located around the founder, Ryan Hoover. However, they soon realized the importance of gathering insights and products from different corners of the earth. This expansion allowed Product Hunt to become more diverse and inclusive, with contributions from places like Berlin, Texas, Bangalore, and Toronto. This progression highlights the platform's commitment to fostering a global community and embracing varied perspectives. The shift also demonstrates the value of intentionally extending reach and considering input from beyond Silicon Valley.

    The Power of Honest Feedback and Growth

    Receiving honest and detailed feedback after rejection or failure can be invaluable for personal and professional growth. In the conversation between Ryan Hoover and Shaan Puri, they discuss how often employers, investors, and venture capitalists tend to avoid giving detailed explanations for their rejections. However, Ryan shares his experience of providing constructive feedback to founders when he rejects their pitches, emphasizing the importance of creating a feedback loop and allowing for learning opportunities. This practice not only benefits the recipient by helping them understand the areas they can improve on, but it also fosters trust and potential future collaborations. Being open to receiving and providing feedback can contribute to personal and professional development and create a more supportive and productive ecosystem.

    Taking Initiative: Standing Out in the Job Market

    When applying for a job or trying to stand out, it's important to take initiative and show your value. Instead of simply sending your resume and hoping for the best, get involved with the product or company you're interested in. Engage with users, gather feedback, and come up with your own ideas for improvement. Going the extra mile and demonstrating your passion and skills can make a significant impact and increase your chances of being noticed and hired. This could involve building something related to the company or product, creating extensions or tools, or simply showing genuine interest and effort. By showcasing your initiative, you differentiate yourself from other candidates and leave a lasting impression.

    Immersing oneself in a platform before joining the team: Ryan Hoover's experience with Medium.

    Ryan Hoover's experience with Medium taught him the importance of immersing oneself in a platform or product before attempting to join its team. Hoover's passion for Medium led him to not only use the site regularly but also to organize a medium brunch and connect with various employees and influencers on the platform. This served two purposes: it allowed the company to get to know Hoover better, and it provided him with valuable insights into the company culture and its people. However, despite his efforts and interest, Hoover found that Medium was primarily hiring designers and engineers at the time. This highlights the significance of understanding a company's structure and job requirements before pursuing a position. It's important to ensure alignment and a clear fit between personal skills and the organization's needs.

    Finding Your Own Path to Entrepreneurship

    In short, one big takeaway from this conversation is that there is no right or wrong way to approach entrepreneurship. Founders can either go where the opportunity is or build things they are curious about. Success can come from different approaches, and there are multiple paths to building a successful business. It is important to find what motivates and excites you as an entrepreneur, whether it is solving problems, filling a need, or creating impact. Additionally, it is crucial to learn from both the successes and failures of others, focusing on avoiding common pitfalls while embracing experimentation and quick iterations. While there may not be a single recipe for success, finding your own path and staying open to learning and adapting is essential in the ever-changing world of startups.

    The early success of Product Hunt: Building a community-based product and leveraging personal connections for growth.

    Product Hunt's early success was driven by a combination of strategic tactics and filling a gap in the market. They initially relied on personal connections and platforms like Twitter and Quib to gain their first few hundred subscribers. By creating a community-based product that filled a void in the tech world for a place to discuss new products and technology, they attracted word-of-mouth buzz. The team also focused on personalized outreach, reaching out to new users individually and engaging them in conversations to gather feedback and make them feel valued. This hands-on approach created a sense of involvement and excitement among early adopters, fostering a strong community that continues to contribute to the platform's growth.

    The Importance of Active Engagement in Building a Successful Community

    Building a successful community requires active and continuous engagement. Ryan Hoover, the founder of Product Hunt, understood the importance of keeping the community alive and vibrant. He realized that the community needed to feel live and have momentum, so he did a lot of manual tasks like welcoming people personally through email and Twitter. By doing this, he created a sense of anticipation and built up the community's activity. Ryan also leveraged the power of social proof by sharing notable sign-ups and victories, which amplified the excitement and attracted more users. This strategy allowed Product Hunt to grow from a few thousand subscribers to millions of visitors every month. The key lesson here is to find what works and keep doing it relentlessly to maintain the momentum and engagement in a community.

    Maximizing the Value of Press for Startups

    Press can be a valuable strategy for startups, but it depends on the goal you want to achieve. While press may not always drive a significant number of users, it can be effective for acquiring customers, securing funding, or attracting talent. For example, a positive New York Times piece can add legitimacy to future hiring efforts. However, it's important to recognize that getting tech press alone may not lead to actual user growth. It's crucial to determine if press aligns with your startup's mission and if it can be leveraged as a viable strategy. Additionally, it's essential to quickly identify which strategies work and which ones don't, allowing for rapid adjustment and improvement.

    Importance of Tailoring User Experience to Different Verticals

    The product experience plays a crucial role in the success of a company. Ryan Hoover, founder of Product Hunt, explained that their attempt to incorporate gaming and podcasts into their platform resulted in a poor user experience. They realized that users in different verticals have unique preferences and needs. For example, gamers prefer to see content specific to their preferred gaming platforms, while podcast listeners prefer a mobile-based experience. This mismatch in user experience led to a decline in user satisfaction. Ultimately, they had to backtrack and remove these categories from their platform. This highlights the importance of understanding the specific needs and preferences of different user segments when designing a product or platform.

    Navigating the Challenges of Acquisitions and Fundraising

    The process of acquisitions and fundraising can be incredibly stressful for founders and CEOs. Ryan Hoover reflects on the anxiety-inducing moments leading up to his company's acquisition, where he had to navigate the expectations and trade-offs of multiple stakeholders. The day the deal went through brought a sigh of relief, but it also marked the beginning of a new challenge: blending cultures and ensuring everyone feels comfortable and taken care of. Ryan's story also highlights the importance of transparency around money, as it can empower others to better understand and improve their own financial situations. While Ryan's relationship with money hasn't drastically changed, he acknowledges his privilege and the support he has had throughout his journey.

    Embracing Diversification and Finding Motivation for Success

    Ryan Hoover emphasizes the importance of having multiple parallel ventures to gain leverage and create opportunities for financial growth and impact. He believes in thinking long term and not relying solely on getting paid by time. By diversifying his investments across Product Hunt, AngelList, and his fund, he aims to maximize his potential for success and returns. Additionally, he emphasizes the significance of pursuing activities that are fun and interesting, as they provide motivation and drive to continue working towards success. Ultimately, Hoover's approach highlights the importance of strategic thinking and finding joy in one's professional pursuits.

    Investing in Early-Stage Startups for Surprising and Unique Approaches

    Ryan Hoover is looking to invest in early-stage startups across various industries. He is interested in companies that offer unique approaches or insights, something that surprises him and the market. He wants entrepreneurs to know more about their space than he does and to educate him with their knowledge. While some ideas may seem weird or non-obvious, they could still make great investments. Ryan's focus areas include audio invoice companies, remote distributed working, and low and no code tools. Additionally, he believes that investing in companies ultimately leads to more products being built and more launches on Product Hunt. As an investor, he typically provides check sizes of $50,000 to $100,000.

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    Episode 567: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) talk to Anthony Pompliano ( https://twitter.com/apompliano ) about Michael Saylor’s $900M bet on Bitcoin, invisible blue-collar businesses he’s buying, plus 10 tech startups that could 10x your income and your reputation.  Want to see Sam and Shaan’s smiling faces? Head to the MFM YouTube Channel and subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/5n7ftsy5 Listen to the first episode of MoneyWise here - https://tinyurl.com/7m5ff3rt — Show Notes: (0:00) Intro (00:25) Bitcoin going up? (5:26) Michael Saylor's bet-the-company, burn-the-boats strategy (14:18) Pomp's take: genius or insane? (16:42)Product manager to people manager to money manager (20:35) Pomp's weird side businesses (28:51) The truth about buying blue-collar businesses (30:01) You can't put rocket fuel in a car (35:06) The prolific ownership of Philip Anschutz (36:35) Pomp's List: Startups You Should Work For (38:58) 10X reputation: Anduril or OpenAI (43:37) Shaan interviews at Facebook (50:35) 10X Potential: Eight Sleep, Varda, Figure.ai, Traba, Placer.ai, Rainmaker, Galvanick (1:04:45) How Pomp thinks about trade positions (1:10:28) A simple thesis on Solana (1:11:22) Being early on Andrew Tate — Links: • MicroStrategy - https://www.microstrategy.com/ • Out Where The West Begins - https://tinyurl.com/4v5mc8y5 • Figure - http://figure.ai/ • Eight Sleep - https://www.eightsleep.com • Varda - https://www.varda.com/ • Traba - https://traba.work/ • Placer - https://www.placer.ai/ • Rainmaker - https://www.makerain.com/ • Galvanick - https://www.galvanick.com/ — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. — Other episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto • #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
    My First Million
    enMarch 27, 2024

    It’s The Most Taboo Business Model We’ve Ever Seen

    It’s The Most Taboo Business Model We’ve Ever Seen
    Episode 566: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) bring you the most taboo business model they’ve ever seen–plus the content funnel making this momfluencer $10M/yr.  Want to see Sam and Shaan’s smiling faces? Head to the MFM YouTube Channel and subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/5n7ftsy5 Access Hampton’s “2023 Ecommerce Analysis: People, Profits, and Projections” here - http://joinhampton.com/ecom — Show Notes: (0:00) Sam and Shaan have "the talk" (2:50) Free egg freezing. Really? (8:37) Assessing the regret score of your life decisions (10:20) Economics of revenue per employee for ecomm (13:38) The content funnel of Dr. Becky (21:34) How momfluencers build trust (25:00) Strategic relatability, beautifully done (29:45) Genius marketing antics of Mini Katana (33:55) $1b dollar business plan: Freeze-dried candy (35:17) Hormozi's best advice - Find the 10/10 opportunity (38:10) The function of quitting — Links: • Cofertility - https://www.cofertility.com/ • Good Inside - https://www.goodinside.com/ • Dr. Becky on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside • Big Little Feelings - https://biglittlefeelings.com/ • V Shred - https://vshred.com/ • Miss Excel - https://www.miss-excel.com/ • Kinobody - https://www.facebook.com/kinobodyfitness — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. — Other episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto • #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
    My First Million
    enMarch 25, 2024

    The Underdog Story of Reddit

    The Underdog Story of Reddit
    Episode 565: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) are dropping an emergency pod to break down Paul Graham’s essay about Reddit’s IPO yesterday.  Want to see Sam and Shaan’s smiling faces? Head to the MFM YouTube Channel and subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/5n7ftsy5 — Show Notes: (0:00) Intro (1:59) If you want to learn, teach.  (3:45) Show up – the ultimate high agency move (5:54) Trust your gut (7:47) How to get the best ideas (12:30) Don’t be precious about the name (13:33) How Reddit faked early traction (16:45) Talent filters (19:37) “The best products are you pushed out” (23:42) We read Chris Saccsa’s early emails (26:32) Reddit’s exits to Conde Nast, then buys it back (29:20) 19 years later and still not profitable  — Links: • Y Combinator - https://www.ycombinator.com/ • Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/ • Paul Graham Essays - https://paulgraham.com/articles.html • Product Hunt - https://www.producthunt.com/ — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. — Other episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto • #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
    My First Million
    enMarch 22, 2024

    The Cashflow King: “Here’s How I Do It”, Negotiating w/ Jeff Bezos, Elon’s Cracked Rocket - Jason Fried

    The Cashflow King: “Here’s How I Do It”, Negotiating w/ Jeff Bezos, Elon’s Cracked Rocket - Jason Fried
    Episode 564: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (https://twitter.com/theSamParr) talk to Jason Fried about his 6-Week Sprint playbook, how he’s planning for the end of subscription revenue, and what it’s like to have Jeff Bezos as an investor.  Want to see Sam and Shaan’s smiling faces? Head to the MFM YouTube Channel and subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/5n7ftsy5 — Show Notes: (0:00) Intro (2:30) Long term planning is a fantasy (8:30) The 6-Week Sprint Playbook (14:00) Does Jason regret selling We Work Remotely? (16:00) Cash flow king (21:00) Taking money from Jeff Bezos (29:30) Who does Jason admire? (33:00) Non-recurring revenue is back (37:00) The Founder Letter Launch strategy (45:30) Campfire v. Slack (50:40) Pile on the wackier stuff early (in life and business) (53:30) Taking financial risks that don't put you at risk (57:00) Where does Jason spend his profits? — Links: • Jason on Twitter - https://twitter.com/jasonfried • Rework - https://tinyurl.com/38mfc66n • 37Signals - https://37signals.com/ • Basecamp - https://basecamp.com/ • We Work Remotely - https://weworkremotely.com/ • Once - http://once.com/ — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. — Other episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto • #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
    My First Million
    enMarch 20, 2024

    Get LASER FOCUSED for 2024 (in 18 minutes)

    Get LASER FOCUSED for 2024 (in 18 minutes)
    Episode 563: Shaan Puri (https://twitter.com/ShaanVP) teaches his framework for ruthless focus. Follow these 5 steps to crush your goals in 2024.  Want to see Sam and Shaan’s smiling faces? Head to the MFM YouTube Channel and subscribe - http://tinyurl.com/5n7ftsy5 — Show Notes: (0:00) Intro (2:00) Define your Yes Threshold (4:00) Manager schedule vs. Maker schedule (6:30) The Pyramid of Clarity (8:30) Floor goals and F*ck Yeah Goals (10:00) Write it out. Be specific (12:00) Input vs. Output (16:00) Putting it all together — Check Out Shaan's Stuff: Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd — Check Out Sam's Stuff: • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/ • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/ • Copy That - https://copythat.com • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano Past guests on My First Million include Rob Dyrdek, Hasan Minhaj, Balaji Srinivasan, Jake Paul, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Gary Vee, Lance Armstrong, Sophia Amoruso, Ariel Helwani, Ramit Sethi, Stanley Druckenmiller, Peter Diamandis, Dharmesh Shah, Brian Halligan, Marc Lore, Jason Calacanis, Andrew Wilkinson, Julian Shapiro, Kat Cole, Codie Sanchez, Nader Al-Naji, Steph Smith, Trung Phan, Nick Huber, Anthony Pompliano, Ben Askren, Ramon Van Meer, Brianne Kimmel, Andrew Gazdecki, Scott Belsky, Moiz Ali, Dan Held, Elaine Zelby, Michael Saylor, Ryan Begelman, Jack Butcher, Reed Duchscher, Tai Lopez, Harley Finkelstein, Alexa von Tobel, Noah Kagan, Nick Bare, Greg Isenberg, James Altucher, Randy Hetrick and more. — Other episodes you might enjoy: • #224 Rob Dyrdek - How Tracking Every Second of His Life Took Rob Drydek from 0 to $405M in Exits • #209 Gary Vaynerchuk - Why NFTS Are the Future • #178 Balaji Srinivasan - Balaji on How to Fix the Media, Cloud Cities & Crypto • #169 - How One Man Started 5, Billion Dollar Companies, Dan Gilbert's Empire, & Talking With Warren Buffett • ​​​​#218 - Why You Should Take a Think Week Like Bill Gates • Dave Portnoy vs The World, Extreme Body Monitoring, The Future of Apparel Retail, "How Much is Anthony Pompliano Worth?", and More • How Mr Beast Got 100M Views in Less Than 4 Days, The $25M Chrome Extension, and More
    My First Million
    enMarch 18, 2024