Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrency and the Future of Your Business – Interview with Brad Yasar

Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrency and the Future of Your Business – Interview with Brad Yasar

Today we’re talking to Brad Yasar, who has had multiple exits already. He is trying to change the way our world works as an investor and a thought-leader in blockchain technology. He’s learned a lot from selling his businesses, and we’re going to talk about his exits, tax planning, and blockchain technology, which will revolutionize how we do business.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Some of Brad’s background, how he became an entrepreneur and where he started as a young child.
  • What ideas and experiences Brad had that triggered him to sell his companies as well as some of the takeaways he had.
  • Why tax planning is so important and how Brad went about establishing his preferred tax structure.
  • Some of Brad’s insights on balancing passion with planning for the end.
  • Thoughts on going from a service business to a technology company.
  • Information about what blockchain technology is, how it works, and how it’s relevant to business today.
  • The differences between an authoritative system and a decentralized system and how commerce is affected.
  • The types of businesses that are likely to be affected positively and negatively in the future thanks to blockchain technology.

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Inside the Mind of an Entrepreneur – Interview with Dr. Sherry Walling

Inside the Mind of an Entrepreneur – Interview with Dr. Sherry Walling

Today we’ll be talking to Dr. Sherry Walling. A clinical psychologist, Sherry has a ridiculous amount of education and is incredibly smart. She has some great insights into us as entrepreneurs and how we operate and balance our businesses and families. Today we’re going to talk about her education and her work with entrepreneurs and startups. She’ll share some insights on what makes us tick and how we can look at ourselves differently. We’ll also talk about questions to ask yourself before a transition and how we can balance the way we interact with our businesses and how we interact with our kids.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Information about Sherry’s education and how she translates this into working with entrepreneurs, which is a world with few guidelines.
  • Some of the problems that Sherry sees with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurism and how she addresses these issues.
  • The four main values that entrepreneurs use to decide how to spend their time and what to focus on, as well as some of the liabilities of those values.
  • How entrepreneurs really feel about their businesses.
  • Tips on how to diversify your passions and not focus too much on your business to the detriment of other things in your life.
  • Ways to keep in touch with yourself through deep breathing, journaling, and self-assessment.
  • Thoughts on planning for bad things that might happen.
  • How opening a second or subsequent business changes an entrepreneur’s mindset.
  • Some of the topics that Sherry and her husband talk about on their podcast.

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7 Exits in the Pursuit of Passion – Interview with Travis Steffen

7 Exits in the Pursuit of Passion – Interview with Travis Steffen

Today we’re talking to Travis Steffen. Travis has exited seven companies so far, and he’s going to share what he’s learned along the way, including lessons learned from a botched exit. He will help us understand what builds a successful business. We will also touch upon following our passions and how to find happiness as an entrepreneur when you’re always chasing the next best thing. He’s got some great tips, so you won’t want to miss it!

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • The first time Travis decided to become an entrepreneur and how he funded his first company.
  • The types of businesses that Travis has run and how he got into them.
  • Travis’s mindset as he gets into his businesses: What is he trying to accomplish? Does he keep the end in mind? Travis discusses how he used opportunities as stepping stones.
  • One particular example of the sale of a company that Travis wishes he’d handled differently, including what he’d do now that would significantly increase the value of the business when it came time to sell.
  • Travis’s thoughts on how people can switch industries based on his experience.
  • How people can free themselves from what they’ve built: Travis recommends steps to follow.
  • How Travis’s different exits have changed his mindset on what constitutes a successful finish.
  • Travis’s definition of meaningful work and happiness as well as where he finds his fulfillment.
  • Travis’s best advice for the exit journey, before and after.

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What is Your Unfair Advantage? – Interview with Erik Huberman

What is Your Unfair Advantage? – Interview with Erik Huberman

Today we are going to be talking to Erik Huberman. Erik found that discovering a company’s unfair advantage and exploiting it through digital marketing and sustainable business processes can take a company and its profits to new heights.

Erik is the current owner of Hawke Media, has sold multiple companies and is on the Forbes 30 Under 30. He started Hawke Media three years ago with just seven employees and he has scaled it to 150 employees today. He’s also a cofounder of Arrowroot Capital. Today, we’re going to talk about how to build a sustainable business that is profitable and that gives you the option to sell whenever you want. Erik will explain the three pillars of marketing and how to make good decisions.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • How Erik grew up with the entrepreneurial mindset, as well as how he went from small opportunities to a full-fledged business.
  • Some of the things Erik has done to accelerate the growth of Hawke Media.
  • Some of the things Erik did that ended up paying off when it came time to exit despite not building with the intent of selling.
  • How he ended up selling his first business.
  • How Erik’s mindset has changed when it comes to valuing companies.
  • The dynamics Erik uses when setting up deal structures for either investing or selling.
  • The types of industries and unfair advantages that Erik looks for when determining whether or not to take a risk.
  • Some things that Erik has seen work and not work when it comes to raising funds.
  • The three marketing pillars that Erik focuses on: Nurturing, awareness, and trust. He also talks about what most people are missing the most when it comes to these pillars.
  • Erik’s top tip on hiring people.
  • Erik’s definition of a sustainable business.

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How to Build a Board of Directors – Interview with Jim Zuehlke

How to Build a Board of Directors – Interview with Jim Zuehlke

Today we are talking to Jim Zuehlke, who will be speaking about a board of directors: why they’re important, how to build one, how to compensate them, and how to upgrade the talent of your current board of directors. Jim has tons of experience as a builder of a boards of directors. Although many perceive a board of directors or board of advisors to be solely for extremely profitable companies, the truth is that any company can benefit. Today’s episode is a must-listen for anyone who wants to take their company to the next level.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Jim’s background and how he got into his business, as well as how he got into building and developing boards of directors.
  • What Jim asked candidates for boards of directors and what many of them have in common.
  • The difference between a board of directors and a board of advisors and why the former is important.
  • Where to start in forming a board. Jim lays out the steps to follow as well as some of the common mistakes companies make.
  • Your obligation in compensating your board of directors.
  • The factors that make a successful operating board and why it’s helpful to compare it to marriage, as well as balancing out the skillsets of the people involved.
  • How to know that you’re not where you should be with your board of directors as well as tips on how to make changes.
  • Jim’s recruitment process for someone who doesn’t have a board already.
  • The typical set of subject pillars that Jim uses as he blends groups of people together, as well as Jim’s thoughts on diversity on boards and how that will change in the next decade or so.

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