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    My First Million

    Sam Parr and Shaan Puri brainstorm new business ideas based on trends & opportunities they see in the market. Sometimes they bring on famous guests to brainstorm with them.
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    3 Things You Need To Outperform 99% Of Entrepreneurs

    3 Things You Need To Outperform 99% Of Entrepreneurs
    Episode 599: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk about the best traits of a startup founder and lessons from how Dana White, Elon Musk, and Emmett Shear cut through the bullshit.  — Show Notes: (0:00) Top traits founders should take from Dana White (5:35) 1 - Brute force (10:21) 2 - Extreme bias for action (14:55) Quick audit of Dana White's gambling claims (18:00) 3 - Speed (19:00) Checklist for a perfect niche event business (22:56) IDEA: The Beer Mile (24:45) IDEA: Paddle Prison Break (25:47) IDEA: Skyline Scramble (30:17) Growth vs EBITDA vs cash flow (32:27) Shaan's Guide to Increase EBITDA (34:19) Step 1: create a EBITDA budget (37:08) Step 2: communicate the plan relentlessly (37:48) Step 3: Track and report (38:04) Step 4: Tie into incentives (38:30) Step 5: Repeat every 30 days (40:02) Next stage: Cash flow (41:28) The benefit of playing on Hard Mode (43:38) Is e-commerce dead? (44:54) Shaan's $30M dollar dream house (47:56) Shaan writes an essay (49:43) Sexier core principles (1:00:53) Culture: What people do when the boss isn't around — Links: • Shaan Puri essays - ​​https://www.shaanpuri.com/essays • Brunello Cucinelli - https://shop.brunellocucinelli.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 • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ 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
    My First Million
    enJune 22, 2024

    Listen To These 40 Minutes To Unf*ck Your Life

    Listen To These 40 Minutes To Unf*ck Your Life
    Episode 598: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk about which path is worth pursuing: money or passion? — Show Notes: (0:00) The rise and fall of the Lehman Brothers (4:56) The life we live vs the unlived life (9:13) How Jerry Seinfeld puts in the work (12:54) You don't have to save the world (21:45) “What would I work on if I wasn't afraid?” (23:27) Sylvester Stallone and the wolf at the door (30:10) Low Key Billy of the Week: Michael Pryor (39:29) Sam reflects on being popular (40:58) Sam and Shaan's "number" to walk away — Links: • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy • The War of Art - https://tinyurl.com/4w9evyk8 • Fog Bugz - https://ignitetech.com/softwarelibrary/fogbugz • Stack Overflow - https://stackoverflow.com/ • Joel on Software - https://www.joelonsoftware.com/ • Wander - https://www.wander.com/mfm (Enter to win a free trip and use code MFM300 at checkout for $300 off your booking) • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow https://clickhubspot.com/fmf — 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 • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ — 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
    My First Million
    enJune 19, 2024

    EXCLUSIVE: $3B Founder Reveals His Next Big Idea

    EXCLUSIVE: $3B Founder Reveals His Next Big Idea
    Episode 597: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) talks to Brett Adcock ( https://x.com/adcock_brett ) about his next big idea, his checklist for entrepreneurs, and his framework for learning new things and moving fast.  — Show Notes: (0:00) Solving school shootings (3:15) Cold calling NASA (6:14) Spotting the mega-trend (8:37) "Thinking big is easier" (12:42) Brett's philosophy on company names (16:22) Brett's ideas note app: genetics, super-sonic travel, synthetic foods (19:45) "I just want to win" (21:46) Brett's checklist for entrepreneurs (25:17) Being fast in hardware (30:15) Brett's framework for learning new things (33:00) Who does Brett admire — Links: • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy • Brett Adcock - https://www.brettadcock.com/ • Cover - https://www.cover.ai/ • Figure - https://figure.ai/ — 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 • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ 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
    My First Million
    enJune 17, 2024

    He Got Fired By His DAD… So He Built a $60M/yr Empire

    He Got Fired By His DAD… So He Built a $60M/yr Empire
    Episode 596: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) talks to Craig Fuller ( https://x.com/FreightAlley ) about how he turned dying hobby magazines into a cash flow machine.  — Show Notes: (0:00) Intro (2:45) Economics of long-haul trucking (3:36) Getting fired from the family business (5:30) Fuel cards for truck drivers (6:40) How FreightWaves hit $20M ARR in 2 years (9:08) Acquiring FLYING for $3.5M (12:14) Opportunity: Depressed media properties (16:02) From losing $8 per subscriber to profitability in 1 year (20:31) A media side hustle becomes a real estate main hustle (22:55) Craig's tolerance for being leveraged (25:32) Pre-selling $28M units pre-construction (28:51) Diversity, Asymmetrical risk, and generational security (31:11) Teams to diversify your time (34:21) Building a portfolio of hobby magazines (37:20) Content to commerce playbook (47:03) The story of William Randolph Hearst (51:32) What's the chase? (53:15) "The best thing to give a founder is an enemy" — Links: • FreightWaves - https://www.freightwaves.com/ • Knight-Swift - https://knight-swift.com/ • Firecrown - https://firecrown.com/ • The Chief - https://tinyurl.com/36khrt8y — 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 • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ — 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
    My First Million
    enJune 13, 2024

    $100M Founder Reveals The Secret To Making Data Profitable

    $100M Founder Reveals The Secret To Making Data Profitable
    Episode 595: Anand Sanwal ( https://x.com/asanwal ) joins Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) to reveal his playbook for building an insanely profitable data business.  — Show Notes: (0:00) Anand’s data arbitrage playbook (9:51) Starting weird as Chubby Brain (12:03) Don't run 100mph in the wrong direction (14:53) Edge, Collection, and Opportunity (19:24) IDEA: High-end Glassdoor (27:00) IDEA: C-Suite Head Hunting Service (28:57) IDEA: HomeOptions for Founder Exits (32:17) Anand's School of Entrepreneuring (36:03) Learn how to think, not what to think (38:18) The Die-At-Your-Desk Life Philosophy (39:26) Competency-based curriculum (42:47) IDEA: Slime Museums (46:40) IDEA: Autonomous HOA Convenience Stores (51:32) IDEA: Online Addiction Centers (58:51) Leadership lessons from legendary coaches — Links: • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy • CB Insights - https://www.cbinsights.com/ • Bloomberg article - https://tinyurl.com/32ns9beu • Blackbaud - https://www.blackbaud.com/solutions/total-fundraising-solutions • HomeOptions - https://www.homeoptions.com/ • IMG Academy - https://www.imgacademy.com/ • American Addiction Centers - https://americanaddictioncenters.org/ • Weapons of Mass Instruction - https://tinyurl.com/49s6xhpk • Chasing Perfection - https://tinyurl.com/46hc5zxj • The Score Takes Care of Itself - https://tinyurl.com/4v6k72h3 • The Talent Code - https://tinyurl.com/4h2z9yer • The Learner Lab - https://thelearnerlab.com/ • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow https://clickhubspot.com/fmf — 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 • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ — 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
    My First Million
    enJune 11, 2024

    The GameStop Guy Has Returned… (And Has A New $210M Bet)

    The GameStop Guy Has Returned… (And Has A New $210M Bet)
    Episode 594:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) explain what’s happening with GameStop AGAIN and how Keith Gill turned $56k into $210M with memes.  — Show Notes: (0:00) Roaring Kitty's $200M GameStop holding (8:41) Is Keith Gill the most genius creator behind a brand? (14:53) Where did the $65M come from? (17:44) The 7 Stages of GameStop FOMO (20:00) Ryan Cohen's activist investments in GameStop, Bed Bath and Beyond  (26:34) Shaan's honest take on paternity leave (31:53) Painting the windows black (35:42) Zach Pogrob's The Year of Obsession (37:03) What's the deal with run clubs right now? (39:19) Sexy faces and sexy paces (42:04) Endurance event businesses (45:06) Opportunity: The suburban Iron Man (51:19) Scott Harrison gives Shaan unsolicited feedback — Links: • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy • wallstreetbets - https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/ • Unusual Whales - https://unusualwhales.com/ • WSJ on Ryan Cohen - https://tinyurl.com/4zue9xps • Wander - https://www.wander.com/ • The Lehman Trilogy - https://thelehmantrilogy.com/ • The Year of Obsession - https://tinyurl.com/4nsrh689 • Nick Bare - https://www.instagram.com/nickbarefitness • RAWDAWG - https://www.instagram.com/rawdawgrunclub • River - https://www.getriver.io/ • 29029 Everesting - https://29029everesting.com/ • Rock n Roll Running - https://www.runrocknroll.com/ • thespeedproject - https://www.instagram.com/thespeedproject • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow https://clickhubspot.com/fmf — Enter to win a free trip at https://www.wander.com/mfm and use code MFM300 at checkout for $300 off your booking. — 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 • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ 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
    My First Million
    enJune 07, 2024

    25 Years Of Founder WISDOM In 55 Minutes (ft. Jason Fried)

    25 Years Of Founder WISDOM In 55 Minutes (ft. Jason Fried)
    Episode 593:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Jason Fried ( https://x.com/jasonfried ) open up about personal finances, raising kids around wealth and dealing with risk.  — Show Notes: (0:00) Sam and Jason play Would You Rather... (5:15) Loosening the grip on the stick (12:35) The pale blue dot (14:03) Why does the businessworld deserve our best lessons? (18:30) Early days vs. vs. middle days vs later days (24:47) "A founder's job is to inject risk" (29:36) “Cool wears off but useful never does” (31:07) Striking balance with a business partner (34:14) The value of talking about money (37:28) Navigating luxury with kids (40:08) Midwestern values on blast (43:39) The truth about luck (46:55) Staying up vs. staying off (49:45) New insights from old biographies — Links: • [Steal This] Get our proven writing frameworks that have made us millions https://clickhubspot.com/copy • The Most Important Thing - https://tinyurl.com/9ym3xw5b • Peter Lynch books - https://tinyurl.com/2nf87pzb • The Pale Blue Dot - https://www.planetary.org/worlds/pale-blue-dot • The Messy Middle = https://tinyurl.com/2paw5jmk • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/ • Newspapers.com - http://newpapers.com/ • Pessimists Archive - https://pessimistsarchive.org/ • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow https://clickhubspot.com/fmf — 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
    My First Million
    enJune 05, 2024

    This $50M/Yr Side Hustle Is On Track To Make $1 Billion By 2030

    This $50M/Yr Side Hustle Is On Track To Make $1 Billion By 2030
    Episode 592:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) break down the economics of luxury hobby magazines, make a prediction about Ai cameras, and explain how to find the next tech wave.  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) Craig Fuller's field of dreams (5:12) $50M side hustle (9:16) We call to find out EXACTLY how he did it (19:02) The New York Times is a gaming company (23:27) Idea: Third party LinkedIn games developer (27:00) How rich people spend money (29:00) The myth of the second home (30:57) Ai cameras (36:31) Prediction: A camera on every field, every court (38:31) How to find the next wave: What's the next menus on the internet? (40:41) How to avoid product obsolescence (44:09) "Measure twice. Cut once" — Links: • FreighWaves - https://www.freightwaves.com/ • FLYING Magazine - https://www.flyingmag.com/ • Firecrown - https://firecrown.com/ • Veo - https://launch.veo.co/ • Grab HubSpot's free AI-Powered Customer Platform and watch your business grow - https://clickhubspot.com/fmf — 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
    My First Million
    enJune 03, 2024

    He Turned $300/mo Into $3,750,000/mo From GARDENING

    He Turned $300/mo Into $3,750,000/mo From GARDENING
    Episode 591:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) talks to Kevin Espiritu ( https://x.com/KevinEspiritu ), AKA The Plant Daddy, about how he turned a side hustle into a $45M business in his backyard. — Show Notes: (0:00) Intro (3:41) $250k playing online poker (6:04) The influence of Pat Flynn (7:43) Cocoa butter cream review site (8:30) Printing on-demand shirts (12:26) From Scribe to $300/mo gardening blog (15:06) Inflection point: The metal raised bed (17:42) Billion-dollar blogs (19:20) Life-changing money (23:56) 5 Languages of the love of money (26:47) Lessons from Ramit Sethi (28:25) Path to $100M through acquisitions (29:19) Buying a seed tray business for less than $500K (33:22) Buying a competing gardening blog (37:00) Acquiring Botanical Interests (42:16) Red and green flags in acquisitions (46:12) The danger of being a celebrity on the internet (48:45) Idea: Branded hybrid plant species (52:38) Floyd Zaiger, the godfather of licenced plants (57:26) The lie behind Blue Zones (1:00:12) The Tesla of chicken coops (1:00:53) Beekeeping (1:04:46) Choosing your hobbies wisely — Links: • Kevin on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/@kevinmespiritu • Epic Gardening on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@epicgardening • The Chernin Group - https://tcg.co/ • The Billion Dollar Creator - https://nathanbarry.com/billion/ • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym — 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
    My First Million
    enMay 31, 2024

    How This Ex-Navy SEAL Turned A Book Into A $1M+ Empire - Jack Carr

    How This Ex-Navy SEAL Turned A Book Into A $1M+ Empire - Jack Carr
    Episode 590:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) talks to #1 New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr ( https://twitter.com/JackCarrUSA ) about how he churns out hit after hit and what the SEALs has taught him about hardship, mission readiness, and hitting targets.  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 (1:15) Launching a book how Red Bull launches a drink (7:30) 6 books in 6 years (9:41) Manifesting success from age 11 (11:36) Defining your own calculus (13:35) Lessons from Mr Ballen and other SEALs (15:23) Made-to-stick branding (19:44) How to build an audience today (24:10) The writing and launch process (26:11) Master the one-pager (28:43) Anti self-publishing (30:03) Modern masculinity in America (33:26) Creating a rite of passage (37:27) Voluntary hardship (39:36) Manifesting Chris Pratt (44:51) Hitting your mission (48:38) Jack's recommended reading list — Links: • Jack Carr - https://www.officialjackcarr.com/ • Made to Stick - https://tinyurl.com/2rumfmjw • The Comfort Crisis - https://tinyurl.com/y5wfjnfz • The Terminal List - https://tinyurl.com/2cvvmtfx • The Successful Novelist - https://tinyurl.com/4ba29jtn • The Hero with a Thousand Faces - https://tinyurl.com/2bnmxua4 • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym — 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 • Pitch your startup for a shot at a $1M investment with Sam Parr as the MC https://clickhubspot.com/pitch — 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
    My First Million
    enMay 29, 2024

    How To Master Storytelling

    How To Master Storytelling
    Episode 589:  Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) sits down with David Perell to reveal every framework he knows to become a better storyteller, a better writer, and a better creator of binge-worthy content. This episode was originally recorded for the podcast “How I Write,” hosted by David Perell. —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2BnqYArwaw 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 (3:16) Binge bank (6:03) Storytelling (8:05) Intention & Obstacle (14:22) Hasan Minhaj (15:53) Writing vs Speaking (18:06) Pacing (19:01) Hooks vs Frames (22:30) Viral tweets (26:49) MrBeast (27:26) Storyworthy (29:10) 5-second moment of change (32:02) Origin Stories (42:07) Tony Robbins (43:25) Transformations (44:12) Steven Bartlett (46:17) Viral videos (49:09) Miss Excel (56:04) Change your state & focus (58:31) Paul Graham (1:03:43) Advice to writers (1:06:53) Writer's voice (1:11:48) Dave Chappelle vs Netflix (1:18:18) Distribution (1:21:40) Twitter / X (1:32:34) Writing with humor (1:45:02) Newsletters — Links: • Write of Passage - https://writeofpassage.com/ • David on Twitter - https://twitter.com/david_perell • David’s Website - https://perell.com/ • David Perell on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0a_pO439rhcyHBZq3AKdrw • David’s Podcast - https://writeofpassage.com/how-i-write • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym — 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 • Pitch your startup for a shot at a $1M investment with Sam Parr as the MC https://clickhubspot.com/pitch 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
    My First Million
    enMay 27, 2024

    How Gary Vee Predicts The Next Facebook (Every Time)

    How Gary Vee Predicts The Next Facebook (Every Time)
    Episode 588:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) chop it up with Gary Vee about which of his investments paid off the most, how much cash he keeps as a safety net and what he’s noticed from hanging out with people like Logan Paul, Zuck, and MrBeast.  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 (1:28) Good news for the “C” students out there (5:31) Break the Web (8:12) Attention is the only universal asset class (12:26) Perplexity.ai/podcast (14:30) Alex Schultz on growth and language translation (16:23) Adult camps better than conferences (20:06) Millionaires v billionaires (25:44) Planning for a post-iPhone world (28:43) Gary's safety net (31:41) Micro v macro gratitude (37:45) Gary's best investment (39:08) Gary's take of Zuck, Logan Paul (45:44) Who Gary admires — Links: • Gary Vaynerchuk - https://garyvaynerchuk.com/ • Gary on Twitter - https://twitter.com/garyvee • Day Trading Attention - https://tinyurl.com/yckc8erw • Break The Web - https://www.breaktheweb.co/ • Lecture 6 - Growth - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_yHZ_vKjno • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym — 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 • Pitch your startup for a shot at a $1M investment with Sam Parr as the MC https://clickhubspot.com/pitch — 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
    My First Million
    enMay 22, 2024

    A Masterclass On Hiring A CEO To Run Your Company ft. Andrew Wilkinson

    A Masterclass On Hiring A CEO To Run Your Company ft. Andrew Wilkinson
    Episode 587:  Andrew Wilkinson ( https://twitter.com/awilkinson ) teaches the exact step-by-step process he uses to find, diligence, hire, and transition a great CEO.  Get Andrew’s CEO Hiring Guide and Checklist - https://tinyurl.com/ms8938kn — Show Notes: (0:00) Intro (1:36) Why you need a CEO (4:44) The third door: leave the business, keep the cash flow (8:48) Get back to your flow state (10:46) Step 1: Are you ready to hire a CEO? (15:16) Is this going to hurt my business? (16:46) Step 2: Find the RIGHT CEO (17:52) Hiring a recruiter (21:34) Look for a #2 with the right hammer (23:23) Be a collector of people (27:14) Step 3: Diligencing the candidate (28:48) Green flags, yellow flags, and red flags (32:21) 2x not 20x (34:41) Step 4: First 100 days (36:35) Don't poison the water (38:12) Flesh wounds not mortal wounds (40:06) Meet them in person (40:29) More on diligencing: Trust but verify (42:38) The DIY path (44:48) Step 5: Negotiating and structuring compensation (46:34) Uncapped bonuses vs equity (49:55) Myth: Is a founder-led business always better? — Links: • Burke and Associates - https://burkeandassociates.com/executive-search/ • Business Intelligence Advisors - https://www.biadvisors.com/ • Never Enough - https://neverenough.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
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    enMay 20, 2024

    Turning $1M Into $1B+: A Masterclass From The Indian Warren Buffett

    Turning $1M Into $1B+: A Masterclass From The Indian Warren Buffett
    Episode 586: Shaan Puri sits down with Mohnish Pabrai for a rare interview about value investing. Mohnish is sometimes called the "Indian Warren Buffett" for having turned $1M into over $1B+ through stock investing. In this podcast they talk about how founders can become great investors, how to avoid big mistakes, and lessons learned from Buffett & Munger. 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 (1:41) Why entrepreneurs make the best investors (4:130) How Warren Buffett’s pre-paid for his college education (8:45) Becoming Ben Graham’s Protege (12:41) What Buffett learned about branding from See’s Candies (15:45) Buffett’s failed play to be a candy mogul (18:44) Identifying offering gaps (20:22) Getting an MBA at age 14 as the son of an entrepreneur (23:33) The 3 tells of a future millionaire (25:56) Mohnish builds his first product with maxed out credit cards at 24 (27:59) The 168 hour framework (31:13) “Entrepreneurs do not take risks” (32:38) How Richard Branson launches Virgin Atlantic with no money (35:31) How 0.1 percent of the population owns 70 percent of all the motels in America (38:31) The unfair advantage of being a low-cost producer (40:20) How Mohnish turned his first million into $13M in 5 years (43:39) Pabrai Funds grows to $600M in assets in less than 10 years (47:35) What Mohnish knows about fundraising that we don’t (50:26) Pivoting from tech investments in 1999 to value investments (53:13) $2M lunch with Warren Buffett (58:09) Be a harsh grader of people (1:01:53) The Givers, The Takers, and The Matchers (1:04:40) “Heads I win, tails I don’t lose much” (1:09:26) Private markets v public auctions (1:13:35) The #1 trait that makes a great investor (1:15:01) What people of Reddit think of Mohnish Pabrai (1:16:31) Starting capital, annual rate of return, length of runway (1:17:24) The Rule of 72 (1:21:50) Circle the Wagons Philosophy (1:23:35) Losing $3B in one unfortunate event (1:28:49) Be fearful when the world is greedy; Be greedy when the world is fearful (1:29:17) What a value investor thinks of bitcoin (1:30:26) Nick Sleep bets (1:42:30) The Best Of: Capital Allocators — Links: • The Intelligent Investor - https://tinyurl.com/3jmpjrmc • The Dhandho Investor - https://tinyurl.com/53p9bhfv • Mohnish on Twitter - https://twitter.com/MohnishPabrai • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym — 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
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    enMay 17, 2024

    The 5 Most Interesting Businessmen Alive...

    The 5 Most Interesting Businessmen Alive...
    Episode 585:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk about the 5 most outrageous, eccentric, and mysterious businessmen alive right now.   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) 5 - James Bond with Wifi, Pavel Durov (12:16) 4 - The Russian Richard Brandon, Oleg Tinkov (22:08) 3 - The Walking Middle Finger, Sean Parker (38:06) 2 - The Guy Who Won The Game And Walked, Tom Anderson (45:40) 1 - The Israeli Great Gatsby, Aviv Nevo — Links: • Pavel Durov on Twitter - https://twitter.com/durov • VK - https://vk.com/vk • Pavel Durov on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/durov/ • Telegram - https://telegram.org/ • Napster - https://www.napster.com/us • David Choe on Howard Stern - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS6awjpIimw • Opportunity zones - https://eig.org/opportunity-zones/about-ozs/ • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym — 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
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    Shaan Tells All: Shepherd Sells For $52M, Paper Gains, Plus Why B2B Influencers Are Coming

    Shaan Tells All: Shepherd Sells For $52M, Paper Gains, Plus Why B2B Influencers Are Coming
    Episode 584:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk about using the massive upside of investing in your P&L, the ballsy-ness of Nick Huber and how to turn your annual income intro your monthly income.  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) Shepherd gets acquired for $50M (5:44) Invest in your P&L (7:57) The ballsiness of Nick Huber (13:42) The evolution of celebrity partnerships (17:04) A large, trusted audience (20:30) 2. Product-audience fit (21:42) 3. That Viral Touch (22:12) Creators who are the best at this (29:29) $280 millions dollar tumblers (31:10) Giving as you go: Do it early, make it uncomfortable (37:11) The curse of familiar riches (39:57) How to 10x your annual income (48:32) For the same inputs, can you get more outputs (50:08) Acting As If — Links: • Shepherd - https://www.supportshepherd.com/ • The Sweaty Startup - https://sweatystartup.com/ • Dr DisRespect - https://www.youtube.com/user/drdisrespect • Truemed - https://www.truemed.com/ • SimpleModern - https://www.simplemodern.com/ • Empower - https://www.empower.com/ • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym — 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
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    This Gas Station Pizza Business Makes $540M/Yr?!

    This Gas Station Pizza Business Makes $540M/Yr?!
    Episode 583:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk about the genius business model of Hunt Brothers Pizza, and bring you three totally different inspirational stories of people doing cool shit.  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) Shaan gets triggered (3:16) $540M ARR Pizza Business (14:02) This silly game is making $22M a year (22:11) Shaan's white collar side hustle of the week (26:48) "The house always has an edge" (33:08) Nick Gray's unconventional dating experiment (37:22) Real life Rom Com plays out on Twitter (45:23) Scott Galloway: "I can get down but I won't stay down" (50:11) How To Lose Weight In 4 Easy Steps — Links: • Jambys - https://www.jambys.com/ • Hunt Brothers Pizza - https://www.huntbrotherspizza.com/ • Geoguessr - https://www.geoguessr.com/ • The New Yorker article - https://tinyurl.com/yh95wcm8 • Nick Gray on Twitter - https://tinyurl.com/pjctk56b • “How To Lose Weight In $ Ebay Steps” - https://tinyurl.com/yw7u4xbp • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym — 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

    The Announcement You've Been Waiting For...

    The Announcement You've Been Waiting For...
    Do you want to look half decent naked? Do you like free stuff? Do you like following the greatest podcast ever? Announcing to My First Million's My First Million Challenge. It's simple. We're doing a fitness challenge: 100 push ups 100 burpees (nipples to the ground) 100 air squats Done as fast as you can. Here's how to qualify: Film yourself doing the challenge Speed up the clip Make it fun Post your video on Twitter and tag @thesamparr and @shaanvp We're giving away prizes! 1 Cold Plunge to the fastest man (+$5,000 value) 1 Cold Plunge to the fastest woman (+$5,000 value) NIKE Strength equipment to the most entertaining video NIKE Strength equipment to the hardest effort NIKE Strength equipment to the best costume The fine print: You must be subscribed to the My First Million YouTube Channel and subscribed to the podcast to win. Honor the Gentleman's Agreement. We won't check but we make content for you so please pay us back by supporting our channels. Contest lasts from May 10th to 12th

    CEOs Pay Him $10,000 Per Appointment?!

    CEOs Pay Him $10,000 Per Appointment?!
    Episode 582:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk about the $1B idea that is basically inevitable, why stock exchanges are the smartest business model ever created and the female Pieter Levels who we’re crowning our Hustler of the Week.  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) Shaan's billion-dollar idea: Executive Check-ups (2:12) Mayo Clinic’s $100M proof of concept (12:58) $15K/mo lead gen arbitrage (17:25) Pizza intelligence (19:41) Shaan's Mount Rushmore of indexes (24:54) The most profitable companies in the world (26:32) Why stock exchanges have the best business model (33:20) "Shoot your old idea in the head" - Eric Ries (41:20) Hustler of the week: The Female Pieter Levels (43:30) "Marketing is the tax you pay for an unremarkable product" — Links: • Prenuvo - https://www.prenuvo.com/ • Big Desk Energy playlist - https://shorturl.at/ajuG5 • Suno - http://suno.ai/ • ICE Index - https://www.ice.com/index • Long-term Stock Exchange - https://ltse.com/ • “Startup Lessons Learned” - https://www.startuplessonslearned.com/ • Branded Fruit - https://brandedfruit.com/ • Danielle Baskins - https://daniellebaskin.com/ • Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym — 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

    Scott Galloway: Do This In Your 20s To Make Millions In Your 30s

    Scott Galloway: Do This In Your 20s To Make Millions In Your 30s
    Episode 581:  Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk to Scott Galloway about his Get-Rich formula they won’t teach you in school and the hard-to-hear but essential advice every 20-year old should hear.  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) Don't follow your passion (3:08) Reverse engineering $160M exit (7:30) How to keep top talent in your company (11:12) "I'm not your friend" (13:41) Scott's best and worst hedge fund deals (16:20) Losing $10M every day (18:14) Handle triumph and disasters the same way (20:54) If you can't fix it, you have to stand it (24:28) Lessons about happiness from the dying (25:51) Statute of limitations on suffering (28:57) Where Scott steals his powerful phrases (33:09) Shaan opens his notes app of funny phrases (34:52) Scott's anti-excited list (37:33) “Go live in a city” (39:50) Opportunity in America v Europe (42:30) The fallacy of hard work over time (46:56) Money does buy happiness (52:20) The Algebra of Wealth (55:33) If you have a side hustle you need a better main hustle — Links: • The Algebra of Wealth - https://tinyurl.com/44yw3h6k Get HubSpot's Free AI-Powered Sales Hub: enhance support, retention, and revenue all in one place https://clickhubspot.com/sym — 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

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