We talked in this episode about having an ecommerce business on Amazon, Walmart, eBay and/or Shopify and the logistics of setting it up for long-term success! We talked about avoiding and/or getting out of a suspended account (especially on Amazon and Walmart). We talked about the right products, optimizing the store and tailoring everything based on the platform used. We talked about risks and overall maximization of time and traction! Let's go!
Enjoy my interview with Andy Jacob of Dotcom Magazine! Here are the notes:
The new American dream is to become an entrepreneur and build a business that fulfills your client’s needs and turns your dreams into the truth. Behind every successful business owner is a funding story and someone mentoring that entrepreneur towards success. 7 Figures Funding was founded by Leo Kanell, 14 years ago, he struggled to fund his first business and realized that funding was a massive obstacle for many new and small business owners.
After helping a few friends and family receive funding he started to realize a pattern existed for funding success, and it was already behind many of the most successful entrepreneurs like: Under Armour’s Kevin Plank, Google’s Larry Page, and Nike’s Phil Knight.
Now with tens of thousands of hours in business funding experience, Leo and his team have created a systematic approach to connect entrepreneurs with the best funding resources on the marketplace.
We talk today about what to do to join the 7% of businesses that make 7 figures or more per year. We talk about the importance of having a great product or service that solves problems and that you can perform with at a high level. We talk about generating leads, building teams and processes, etc. We talk at length about knowing yourself and what you're good at and I share the example of a business we had that was stopping foreclosures. We got into how I built that from the ground up along with the right systems, marketing and even a referral partner network. Let's go!
We talked in this episode about the recent Tampa Bay e-commerce professionals event Leo attended. We talked about the value of getting on stage and looking people in the eye while maximizing the networking possibilities and opportunities overall.
We talked about the power of making events effective, some pros and cons and even pitfalls of events themselves, and even questions to ask yourself about an event as to whether it will be worth your time and resources.
We talked about having a solid message from the stage and connecting well with your audience. We even talked about the importance of connecting with other business owners and even competitors with booths at these events! Let's go!
In this episode, we first covered our family's recent trip to Orlando to visit Disney World, Universal Studios and other attractions there. We talked about the perspective of immigrants and the dramatic story of an immigrant couple from Venezuela we met in Florida. We shared some of their harrowing tale of having their business and all their money stolen and then the husband getting shot and what happened next.
We talked about the massive opportunity in America that immigrants often see more clearly because they have perspective like that. We covered much, much more including why the government is horribly inefficient and why business owners are what truly make America great! Let's go!
In this episode, we talked about a story - a parable if you will - about a man on a cruise ship and how that applies to us in all areas of our lives - family, business, our own physical and mental health and much more! We shared some thoughts from Grant Cardone as well as four main tips to wake up and take part in our massive privileges in our lives. Most of us live better than kings and queens did in past generations and we need to awaken to these principles and take initiative to rise to the level of our privilege!. Let's go!
FAILURE is one of those words that many of us try to avoid thinking about or even saying. In this episode, we will discuss how important failure is in the process of obtaining success. There is hope and we can reframe our view of failure as an accepted natural step and learning experience in the process of growth.
We talked about babies learning and falling and stories such as Babe Ruth and others. We talk about the importance of giving ourselves permission to fail on the road to success and even embracing failure as an indispensable part of the process!
In this episode, we talked about the pillars of motivation in our lives and how we make decisions. We talked about "carrots vs. sticks" and instant gratification in our modern society. We also talked about David Goggins' "Accountability Mirror" principal. We covered topics of various sorts related to framing our lives properly and making the right decisions to get the things we want. We even covered the Law of the Purchase and some lessons learned from the opioid crisis. Let's go!
In this episode, we talk about returning to some of our thinking that fed our dreams as children. When we become adults and deal with that life and those bills, oftentimes many people get lost and forget what their dreams were.
We talk in this episode about the importance of defining goals IN WRITING and creating a vision you can remember. We talk about the importance of revisiting these goals often and allow them to evolve as life and circumstances may shift over time.
We talk about the importance of finding inspirational figures around us and modeling them. Lastly, we talked about deciding whether we're really willing to do what it takes and then calendar those things into a doable game plan. Let's go!
We talked today about several facets of winning and what our mindsets should be. We talked about learning lessons along the way and shared a story of my son, Marcus, who is very competitive.
We talked about how competition itself brings out the best in us and the silly nonsense of the recent "participation trophies" trend. We talked about keeping score and why teachers, coaches and society at large teach us to be ok with losing.
We discussed learning how to gauge what it takes to win and turning failures along the way into stepping stones. We talked about the rise of China's economy and whether we are going to be OK with China overtaking the USA economically and winning...
We talked about the importance of changing mindset, competing everyday and defining winning in order to constantly grow. Lastly, we covered the importance of measuring results and getting to a place where we actually hate losing! Let's go!