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Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Aaron Watson's show is a forum for having meaningful conversations about the passions, fears and problems of people from all walks of life. Guests talk about entrepreneurship, ultimate frisbee, finance and lifestyle design. Guests include Nathan Chan, Kevin Kelly, Bill Peduto, Morgan Housel, Noah Kagan, Tucker Max, and Barry Ritholtz.
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Jul 19, 2017

This post is inspired by Scott Young’s The Essential Education: If You Had Ten Years to Learn Anything, What Would You Do? In his post, Scott outlines his Ideal Ten-Year Self-Education Quest.

 

The fundamental premise is decoupling education from economic preparedness. If you had 10 years to learn whatever you wanted, purely for the sake of learning what would you study?.

 

What broad-based education plan would excite and challenge you?

 

Think of this as the educational equivalent to the what-would-you-do-with-a-million-dollars speculation. Let’s go.

 

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Jul 17, 2017

In the fall of 2013, Bryce Conway started a website teaching people how to save money while traveling the world. He learned the ins and outs of the credit card industry and the bonuses that landed him reward points and frequent flyer miles.

 

During our interview, he shares useful tips like signing up for Starwood and Hyatt hotel’s cards and avoiding Hilton and Delta. We also discuss how he has built his business and served thousands of people through building his site.

 

Bryce’s Challenges

  1. Google travel hacking.
  2. Think about what you do and figure out 2-3 ways to make money off of that. Write your skill and how to turn it into a business and put them somewhere you can see it every day.

 

Resources

Book a Trip to Paris for Under $300?

$24k Thailand Trip for $166

Churning Subreddit

 

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Twitter

Instagram

Website

bryce@10xtravel.com

 

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Jul 12, 2017

Molly Keyser has created two successful businesses, overcoming a common problem for entrepreneurs along the way. Beginning her entrepreneurial journey at 19 with just $0.81 to her name, Molly Marie first grew her boudoir photography business to six figures and became the envy of startup photographers everywhere.

 

Not long after you get over the hurdle of bringing in enough business to survive as an entrepreneur, she ran into a new roadblock—how do you scale your business in a way that allows you to work less, not more?

 

Requests started rolling in from other photographers wanting to know how she’d done it, presenting opportunities for additional revenue streams through digital products where she packaged her knowledge and saw her revenue explode.

 

Molly’s Challenge; Take a 14-day Email List building challenge. Set a goal and a plan out a method for accomplishing it.

 

Equipment

Canon Rebel Ti

Nikon D50

50mm 1.8 lens

 

Gift

Email List Building Guide

 

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Facebook

YouTube

Instagram

Venture Shorts

Boudoir Marketing Camp

 

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Jul 10, 2017

Jack du Rose is a former jewelry and diamond artist, current blockchain nerd and co-founder of Colony.io & Ownage.io. He is phenomenally excited by the power shift our decentralised future brings. When not making $100m diamond skulls, or paradigm changing social platforms, Jack enjoys a nice cup of tea and a sit-down.

 

Dr. Aron Fischer received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the City University of New York in 2015. His specialization was in Algebraic Topology and Homotopy theory. Since his graduation, he has been studying homotopy type theory in his free time and is interested in how (higher) type theory can help us write safer smart contracts.

 

He is working for Colony in R&D, developing the governance protocols, and for the Ethereum Foundation's Swarm team where he is working on state and payment channels for the swarm incentive structure.

 

Jack’s Challenge; Get involved in the Ethereum community and subreddit

 

Aron’s Challenge; Conduct your own Ethereum transaction.

 

Resources Mentioned

Ethereum Subreddit

Ethereum Github

Gitter.im

KanBan - Toyota’s Revolutionary Product System

 

 

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Connect with Colony

Twitter

Slack

Website

Medium

 

If you liked this interview, check out Episode 221 with Ryan Snowden or 158 with Roger Ver for a discussion of blockchains and crypto.

 

 

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Jul 5, 2017

Ed Latimore is a man of diverse talents and interests. When he is not training for a fight or challenging your sensibilities on Twitter, he is thinking deeply about culture and philosophy.

 

Latimore is also a patriot, having served as a radio technician specialist in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and an AmeriCorps volunteer. He is currently working to complete a degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering at Duquesne University.

 

When he is not strengthening his body for boxing, Latimore exercises his mind to stay sharp inside the ring by playing chess. He has traveled to Moscow and Berlin to compete against world-renowned chess players. Additionally, he is also a prolific writer having self-published several books and blogs regularly.

 

Ed’s Challenge; Do something you’re afraid of.

 

Ed’s Book

Not Caring What Other People Think Is A Superpower: Insights From a Heavyweight Boxer by Ed Latimore

 

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Twitter

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 66 with Zak Slayback where we discuss dropping out of college, the value of apprenticeships, and the future of work.

 

 

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Jul 3, 2017

Thomas Mulliez is the visionary entrepreneur behind iTREKKERS. Tom founded the company in 2014 after realizing that bringing together vetted professional captains and guides on one platform would help guarantee everyone a better experience in the outdoors.

 

iTREKKERS is a combination of Tom’s desires to share his love of nature and to simplify the process of booking guided outdoor activities. His mission is threefold: to get people to experience the outdoors through iTREKKERS; to help people get outdoors, period, by providing useful tips and referrals; and to educate people about the outdoors and ways to be mindful.

 

Tom’s Challenge; Take 6 friends or family members and spend 4 hours outdoors.

 

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Facebook

LinkedIn

Twitter

Website

 

 

If you liked this interview, check out Episode 97 with Adam Haritan where we discuss mushroom foraging, nutrition, and the great outdoors.

 

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Jun 28, 2017

Melissa returns to talk about her new Ultimate Frisbee Skills Course.

 

As a high level player and NCSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Melissa is on a mission to improve the sport of ultimate by giving players the tools they need to train like the serious athletes they are.

 

In addition to writing The Ultimate Athlete Handbook and starting The Ultimate Athlete Project, Melissa gives ultimate fitness clinics nationally and internationally. Gain access to many more of Melissa's articles and videos by signing up for her email list at 25UltimateTips.com

 

Resources

1% Rule

Ren Caldwell

 

Melissa’s Challenge; If you want something to happen within the next 3-5 years, you need to start today.

 

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Connect with Melissa

Twitter

Facebook

LinkedIn

UltyResults

The Ultimate Athlete Project

25 Ultimate Tips

 

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 18 for our first interview with Melissa, or check out our page of AUDL interviews. 

 

 

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Jun 26, 2017

Kevin Bupp is a well-seasoned real estate investor and host of the top iTunes show Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow. Kevin has over 16 years experience investing in single family, multi family, raw land, commercial and his favorite, mobile home parks. He comes on Going Deep to share his story and some secrets for success.

 

Kevin now uses his experience to educate other investors on how to locate, acquire and create "higher than average" returns in the misunderstood niche of Mobile Home Park Investing. The margins are incredible.

 

Kevin’s Challenge; Build a plan for buying a property within the next 90 days.

 

Book Mentioned

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. by Daniel Coyle

Emerging Real Estate Markets: How to Find and Profit from Up-and-Coming Areas by David Lindahl

 

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Facebook

LinkedIn

Twitter

Personal Website

Sunrise Capital

 

If you liked this interview, check out our other real estate investing episodes with Jason Hartman and Mark Walker.

 

 

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Jun 21, 2017

Who wins? The person who works 6 hours per day or the person who works 10 hours per day?

 

Can you read one book per month? 12 per year?

 

Trying to write a book? Produce 2 pages per day and you'll have a 730-page manuscript at year's end.

 

Do simple things that lead to huge results.

Jun 19, 2017

Ryan Snowden is the Strategic Growth Coordinator at CB Insights, a National Science Foundation-backed technology market intelligence platform that provides predictive intelligence into emerging technology trends, startups and corporate strategy. Ryan is intertwined with sales and marketing operations, events, and special projects at CB Insights. His research provides insights for investors, Fortune 500 executives, among other early-adopters, and has positioned Ryan as an ambassador of Ethereum.

Prior to CB Insights, Ryan worked in sales for a handful of New York City and Pittsburgh-based startups while building an on-demand lead generation business. He holds a degree in Finance and General Management from the University of Pittsburgh, loves to play ultimate frisbee, and have long conversations about the implications of the blockchain. 

 

Dapps (Decentralized Applications) Mentioned

Augur and Gnosis as prediction markets

Brave's Basic Attention Token

Coinbase's TokenBrowser and Status

Golem for decentralized computing

SingularDTV and Ujo Music for artists and content

uPort for self-sovereign identity

WeiFund for crowdfunding

 

Learn More

Reddit

Devcon3

Future of Fintech conference- including previous guest Joe Lubin

Week in Ethereum News

 

Ryan’s Challenge; Do the research on Ethereum

 

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Connect with Ryan

Email

LinkedIn

Twitter

CB Insights

Future of Fintech

 

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Jun 14, 2017

Marta started her podcast, Marta on the Move, because she loves getting to know people, sitting down, and having real candid and comedic conversations. She covers a ton of interesting topics including board games, food, drinks, history, and everything in between.  S

 

She is also an experienced solo traveler, having done tomb excavations in Sicily, restored a 10th-century castle in France, lived on a boat for whale and dolphin conservation, helped build houses for the homeless in Portugal, cleaned up the coral reefs, and treasure dove near Key West.

 

In this episode, we discuss growing through travel, Marta’s brush with death, and how to interview well.

 

Marta’s Challenge; Book that trip!

 

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Twitter

Instagram

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out the Podcasting Panel I hosted with Marta at Thival 2016.

 

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Jun 12, 2017

Jen Briney hosts Congressional Dish, a podcast covering the legislation that passes through Congress.

 

If you are an American, you are your Representative’s boss and Jen’s show will help you judge their job performance. Using the information from Congressional Dish, you can decide if their actions represent you and choose whether to re-hire or fire them. Jen does this by explaining complicated legislation in a way anyone can understand and exposing Representatives who accept legal bribes (“campaign contributions”) from industries that benefit from their bills.

 

Her tenacity and intellect are surpassed only by her passion for better governance and representation.

 

Jennifer’s Challenge; Communicate with your Congressman. Phone calls are most effective.

 

Resources

GovTrack.us

Wolf PAC

 

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LinkedIn

Twitter

Congressional Dish

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 107 with Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto where we discuss leadership and local politics.

 

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Jun 7, 2017

Kevin started his career as a logistics officer for SWAT. This experience gave him insight into the criminal justice world and he soon found that training SWAT teams was the best way to reduce use of force while ensuring the national security of our country. Fulcrum Tactical was born out of that idea and within 18 months he took it from a charity to a for-profit company.

 

He started investing in startups on the side but focused on Fulcrum Tactical and his new venture, Fulcrum Farms, a sustainable farm producing high quality meat and eggs for families and restaurants in the Chicagoland area. After 6 years, Kevin sold Fulcrum Tactical and moved on to investing in startups full time by starting Fulcrum Investing.

 

Kevin’s Challenge; Set aside designated time every day to plan your next step.

 

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Facebook

Instagram

LinkedIn

State of Logic

 

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Jun 5, 2017

Laurens Bensdorp is the founder and CEO of Trading Mastery School and has been making a risk-adjusted return of more than five times the S&P 500 since 2007.

 

After traveling the world coaching white-water rafting guides and starting and selling his own adventure tourism company, Laurens was hired to manage a small boutique venture capital company in the Netherlands and found his passion: trading and beating the markets.

 

Over years of analysis, Laurens developed automated, algorithm-driven trading platforms that combine psychology, technical analysis, statistics, and position-sizing principles to maximize profit and keep management time to virtually zero.

 

Laurens’ 2 Challenges

  1. Research the odds of success stock picking vs. an automated trading strategy
  2. Follow your passion

 

The Book

The 30-Minute Stock Trader: The Stress-Free Trading Strategy for Financial Freedom by Laurens Bensdorp

 

Book Recommendation

Market Wizards by Jack Schwager

 

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Facebook

Twitter

Website

 

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May 31, 2017

Noah Kagan is an American Internet entrepreneur and the founder of AppSumo. Kagan began his career at Intel as a marketing analyst in 2004. In late 2005, Kagan joined Facebook where he served as product manager for eight months. After being fired from Facebook, he then joined Mint as the director of marketing. At Mint, Kagan developed the initial marketing strategy for the launch of the website.

 

Noah was with Mint.com for 10 months and left the company prior to the product's launch in September 2007 at TechCrunch. After Mint, in June 2007, Kagan founded KickFlip, a payment company for social games.In March 2010 Kagan founded AppSumo, a daily deals website.

 

Noah’s Challenges

  1. Text someone close to you for feedback about how to be a better person.
  2. Remove one app from your phone that you haven’t used in over a month, or one podcast you have not listened to.
  3. Break the next awkward silence you experience.

 

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Connect with Noah

Twitter

Podcast

YouTube

AppSumo

Sumo.com

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 123 with Tucker Max where we discuss the future of personal branding and book writing.

 

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May 29, 2017

Langdon Morris leads an innovation consulting practice, Innovation Labs, where he is a senior partner and co-founder. His work focuses on developing and applying advanced methods in innovation and strategy to solve complex problems with very high levels of creativity.

 

He is recognized as one the world’s leading thinkers and consultants on innovation, and his original and ground-breaking work has been adopted by corporations and universities on every continent to help them improve their innovation processes and the results they achieve.

 

In the ever-changing and increasingly complex world of the 21st century, Langdon provides insight into the forces reshaping our world. Including;

 

- Massive changes in technology

- The impacts of climate change

- Transformation of the global energy sector

- Continuing urbanization

- Fast-changing global culture

- The corresponding social counter-revolution of those who oppose or cannot cope with accelerating change.

 

Langdon’s Book

Foresight and Extreme Creativity: Strategy for the 21st Century

 

Langdon’s Challenge; Look at the patterns that are behind the headlines and news that you’re learning on a daily basis.

 

Podcast Episode Referenced

146 Chef Bill Fuller

 

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Connect with Langdon

LinkedIn

Website

Author page

Wikipedia

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 118 with Kevin Kelly where we discuss technological forces and how they will play out in the next two decades.

May 23, 2017

I like fasting. It works for me. It makes me feel more productive and clear-minded. Check out these links to learn more.

 

Consult a medical professional before doing anything drastic.

 

Terry Crews on Business Insider

 

Peter Attia

Invest Like the Best

TED Talk

Eating Academy

 

Dr. Rhonda Patrick

Joe Rogan #901 w/ Rhonda Patrick

FoundMyFitness.com

 

Zero by Kevin Rose

Download it. It’s free

 

Aaron’s Challenge: Experiment with this. Try it.

 

My Influencive Article on Fasting

May 15, 2017

Lin Eleoff is an internet business lawyer and certified professional coach.

 

Lin is the kind of lawyer that wants to help you avoid having to hire a lawyer because you suddenly find yourself in legal hot water.

 

In this conversation, we discuss the mistakes entrepreneurs make in building digital businesses and how to avoid them.

 

Every Online Entrepreneur Needs;

  1. A Privacy policy on their website
  2. A Disclaimer
  3. Terms and conditions

 

Lin’s Challenge; Personal audit of your values.

 

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Connect with Lin

Facebook

Twitter

Website

 

CoverYourAssetsOnline.com  (Never say "it'll never happen to me")

DIYLegalToolkit.com

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 162 with Kwame Christian, another lawyer, where we discuss the art of negotiation and finding mutually beneficial outcomes.

May 10, 2017

Jesse is a graduate from Union College with a degree in Computer Science and Economics. Throughout school, Jesse found an equally strong passion for electronic music and crypto currencies leading to a senior editor position at DancingAstronuat.com when he was just a Sophomore.

 

As Bitcoin was still an emerging technology when it was time to secure a summer internship, Jesse decided to enter the music industry at ID&T North America where he spent two months as the managing director of marketing for TomorrowWorld (music festival). After graduating Union, Jesse went on to work for SFX Entertainment, managing cashless payment technology and access control at live events; in addition to conducting research into the future of visitor event identification.

 

Jesse left SFX in December 2014 determined to find another company that promised to make a difference in the world. In the beginning of 2015, Jesse found ConsenSys and immediately got involved in the unnamed music project. Fast forward almost two years and Ujo Music is developing into the blockchain + music infrastructure.

 

Referenced Links

Imogen Heap’s “Tiny Human” on Ujo Music

Consensys Ethereum Project Incubator

 

Jesse’s Challenge; Find new music and share it with a friend.

 

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Twitter

LinkedIn

Ujo Website


If you liked this interview, check out episode 159 with Joe Lubin where we discuss the Ethereum Project and its origins.

May 8, 2017

Jessica Rhodes is the founder and CEO of Interview Connections, the premier source for booking outstanding podcast guests. The Interview Connections team of Booking Agents works with podcasters to find and book guests for their shows. They also represent dozens of highly qualified guest experts to connect them with podcast hosts for interviews.

 

Jessica is the host of the weekly web TV show, Interview Connections TV, she’s the host of the Rhodes to Success and she is the co-host of The Podcast Producers, a ten episode audio series about the art and business of podcasting.

 

Jessica is the author of Podcast Interviews – 5 Proven Strategies to Help You Use the Power of Guest Interviews in Your Podcast, available on Amazon Kindle.

 

Jessica’s Challenge; Make an investment that scares you.

 

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Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

Website

 

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Apr 26, 2017

Mike DeNardis is one of the owners and founders of the Raleigh Flyers, a professional ultimate Frisbee team in the AUDL.  Mike has been intimately involved with Ultimate Frisbee for over twenty years and a player and coach.  He has coached youth, college, and club, most recently leading both The University of North Carolina’s men’s team Darkside and the men’s club team Ring of Fire out of Raleigh.  

 

Mike grew up in Chicago, Il and currently works as an Energy Derivatives Broker in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

 

Mike’s Challenge; Use your history and knowledge base to innovate in whatever endeavors you take on.

 

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Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Website

 

Connect with Mike

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram


If you liked this interview, check out my AUDL interviews, including episode 204 with Tim Held where we discuss getting into the AUDL from day one, the challenges of running the Indianapolis Alleycats, and his plans for the future.

Apr 24, 2017

Mark has been an active real estate investor since 2004, so he brought a wealth of knowledge with him when he founded Luxmana Investments in 2011.  He started out as a part-time investor––holding a full-time job in high tech––and his passion for real estate enabled him to escape the rat race of Corporate America.

 

Prior to Luxmana, Mark succeeded in multiple development projects in the trendy Highlands and Berkeley areas of Denver, Colorado.  Since then, he's acquired dozens of residential and multifamily income properties through Luxmana Investments LLC, which he founded in 2011, and Peak Margin Partners LLC, which he co-founded in 2013.

 

Mark has successfully overseen the operations of his own assets, and that of other investors, in Colorado, Texas, Florida and Illinois.  This includes his active involvement with MBP Capital and Catalyst Multifamily Management—a highly successful multifamily investment, management and brokerage firm.  During this tenure, Mark has had property management oversight of his Dallas area multifamily portfolio, while assisting with acquisitions and dispositions of assets as well.

 

Real Estate Book Recommendations

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Advisor Series

 

Mark’s Challenge; Learning leads to taking action. Take some sort of action today. You can analyze real estate deals at BiggerPockets.com.

 

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Free Gift for Listeners:

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LinkedIn

Facebook

Website


If you liked this interview, check out episode 80 with Jason Hartman where we discuss real estate investing.

Apr 20, 2017

In this episode I interview my girlfriend, Ashley.

 

We’ve been living the digital nomad lifestyle for a quarter of a year and reflect on the great food we’ve eaten and the lessons we’ve learned.

 

We want to hear from you. Questions? Recommendations? Let me know.

 

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Instagram

Snapchat

Website


If you liked this interview, check out the first time I interviewed Ashley in episode 98 about mistakes people make on Snapchat.

Apr 17, 2017

Josh Elledge is the Founder of Angel of SavingsAngel.com, which bolsters the buying power of the average U.S. family by combining technology, coupons and smart thinking for extreme savings on household consumables and everyday items.

 

He is also the Founder of upendPR, a software as a service / membership-based website providing step-by-step video coaching, live training, direct access to over 1 million media contacts, media monitoring for ongoing story-ideas, agency-level journalist inquiry monitoring, ongoing pitch creation, and impactful consulting for entrepreneurs and startups seeking to exponentially increase sales & traffic.

 

Through his work with SavingsAngel.com, Josh has emerged as one of the nation’s leading experts on consumer savings. Josh’s technologic tinkering cut his family of five’s monthly grocery bill by half, to $300, and created SavingsAngel.com, the most comprehensive coupon and sale matching service available. SavingsAngel.com has become a major operation employing up to 50 employees and grossing more than $5 million in sales with less than $500 in advertising spent.

 

Through the years, Josh has consulted dozens of successful entrepreneurs – assisting them in creating the same sort of success he’s earned. That consulting eventually led to the creation of upendPR.com – which is designed to consult with and provide the tools for entrepreneurs who want to dramatically increase their own sales by attracting the perfect audiences without the typical expense associated with a PR firm.

 

Josh’s Audiobook Recommendations

The E-Myth: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

 

Josh’s Gift

Free Twitter Course

 

Josh’s Challenge; Spend the next 30 days building your authority, then ask for feedback.

 

Aaron’s Book Recommendation

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others Paperback by Daniel H. Pink

 

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LinkedIn

Twitter

Website


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