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Noah Kagan Presents on Smash Notes

Noah Kagan Presents podcast.

January 03, 2020

The #1 podcast for entrepreneurs. Learn proven strategies to start and grow a business, improve productivity, and live a happier life. Hear from top performers in all industries. Guests include entrepreneurs, CEOs, consultants, and more.



Episodes with Smash Notes

2019 is here and I want you to be happier. In today’s episode, I talk to six-figure online entrepreneur Neville Medhora about his unique views on happiness. You’ll learn how to be happier, run a more successful business, and more.

Updated on August 06

Want to get more productive? I’ve tried tons of productivity tips and hacks over the years — and now I’m sharing my favorites. Some of the tips include what typing speed WPM you need to achieve to be productive, how to be more grateful, and accountability check-ins… plus a bunch more.

Updated on August 09

I recently came up with 7 key themes and reminders I try and use every day. This is a short podcast episode packed with actionable insights. Use these quick life, business, and happiness tips for your own life..

Updated on March 01

Charlie helps thought leaders with marketing for their businesses and projects. He’s worked directly with Tim Ferriss, Ramit Sethi, Seth Godin, Tucker Max and many more. Charlie shares his wisdom and helps me with key realizations in this vulnerable conversation.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/155

Tucker Max is a bestselling author who’s sold over 3 million copies of his books worldwide. He’s the founder of Scribe Media whose mission is to help everyone write and publish their book. Learn the two main reasons to write a book and the BIG question to ask yourself before starting.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/154

 

Ali is a doctor, YouTuber, podcaster, entrepreneur, and more. He started his YouTube channel as a side hustle while in med school at Cambridge. His channel now has over 775K loyal subscribers AND he’s started multiple businesses. Learn the tools, tactics, and productivity tips he used to get going!

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/153

 

Tom Bilyeu is the founder of Quest Nutrition (billion-dollar company) and Impact Theory (media company) and now is building the next Disney. Learn how to BUILD your passions (rather than dig for) and the “gap” where most people get stuck.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/152

 

I’m sharing my journey starting 24 businesses and getting to over $10M in net worth. I go through EVERY single business idea I’ve had and executed on over two decades. And I share my TOP lessons from each.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/151

 

Mark Gainey is the Co-Founder of Strava, the #1 app for runners and cyclists. Learn how they built a product for THEMSELVES (super niche at first). We talk about Mark’s “Equation of Success” and how to combat the “Noise of Opportunity” (when to say no).

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/150

 

I’m sharing all the marketing and numbers for my show. Learn where you should focus your marketing efforts and also where NOT to focus. We’ve tried TONS of tactics, very few things work. I’m sharing all my learnings in this episode.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/149

 

Tony Schwartz is the founder and CEO of The Energy Project and author of NYT Bestseller, The Power of Full Engagement (my favorite productivity book). Learn how to manage your ENERGY (instead of time) and get the most out of each day.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/148

 

Sahil is the founder of Gumroad, an e-commerce site for creators. He was also #2 at Pinterest (hired at age 19). Learn how his company evolved after raising funding and shifting from office to remote.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/147

Tim Kennedy is a former Green Beret, Special Forces, Sniper, top 5 UFC middleweight fighter AND entrepreneur. Learn how he applies military “After Action Reviews” to his personal and business life and maximizes his time each day.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/146

 

Here are my top recommendations for websites to use to GET PAID for your side hustle. Use these sites to find out WHERE your customers are and HOW you can sell them something valuable.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/145

 

Everyones doing live webinars right now and almost all are BORING and dull. I’ve been testing different tips and tricks and came up with my TOP 10 favorites. Use this checklist to run your next meeting and make it EPIC.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/144

 

Times are changing FAST. People and companies need ADAPT quickly. Here are 11 ways you can start as a freelancer, entrepreneur or small business to recession proof your offering. Businesses are changing and NOW is the opportunity to take action.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/143

The ‘Dean of Valuation’, MBA and Ph.D. Aswath Damodaran teaches finance at NYU. Learn how the markets will affect your business, market pricing vs. investing, 3 E’s of teaching, strategies and stock picks, and TONS more.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/142

 

I’m sharing real examples from ecommerce businesses (and ours) on how to approach marketing during coronavirus right now. I outline 12 actionable marketing tips for how to plan, budget and thrive an ecommerce business during these hard times.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/141

 

Everyone knows times are tough, but WHAT do we do? In this episode I talk about how to plan for a recession (business, finances, and overall uncertainty). Learn exactly what we’re doing at Sumo Group — and how you can do the same for yourself and biz.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/140

 

 

 

Phi turned her food blog into a real, profitable business. Hear the “aha” business moments that Phi used to quit her desk job and turn her blog into a full-time business — and 4x her income at the same time.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/139

 

A top divorce attorney shares advice on prenups, healthy marriage tips, professional athlete prenup stories, how to “keep the connection going”, and much MORE. This is a VERY open conversation.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/138

 

How do you get famous people to advertise your product? Today, I’m talking to someone who’s snagged BIG name influencers — including Floyd Mayweather and Rob Gronkowski. Hear from Josh Snow on what influencer marketing is REALLY like.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/136

 

Keto is the HOTTEST diet trend out there… and building a business on a hot trend can be VERY lucrative. Today, I talk to the co-founder of my favorite keto snack bar MCTco. You’ll learn about growing a hot new business trend, marketing, and more.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/134

 

I do TONS of marketing experiments. It’s how we’ve grown multiple 7-figure companies. Today, I’m sharing my top 10 marketing strategies for your business in 2020. I’ll talk about hot topics like Facebook Groups, why active audience matters most, and more.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/133

 

Jeff Ross aka RoastMaster General is a world-famous comedian featured in Comedy Central, Netflix, and more. I had a lengthy conversation with Jeff the night before one of his shows. We talk about how he got into comedy, generating ideas, and a TON more.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/132

 

Ian Schoen has traveled the world, built multiple companies, and had a large tech exit in 2015. Today, he’s an advocate for nomadic entrepreneurship… and he’s one of my best friends. Enjoy this episode with lots of learning on friendship and business.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/131

Ryan Holiday and I discuss everything from marriage and relationships to the economics of book marketing. Learn how Ryan thinks about multiple income streams with e-commerce sales, marketing business, real estate, books, speaking, etc. 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/130

In this episode, I’m going through the goal setting tips I have for 2020. I also will be sharing ALL my goals, systems, accountability structure, monthly reports and a ton more.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/128

How do you plan this year to be the BEST? Today, I’m re-sharing our goal planning strategy episode from last year. It was one of our most popular episodes — and the strategies still work. Use them to make effective business & personal goals.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/goals

 

 

In this episode, I’m recapping my favorite things from this year. Great books, interesting article, favorite movies even marketing campaigns… you’ll get all my favorites in this episode.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/127

 

Take a break from your daily grind and chaos. Use this SPECIAL episode to relax… and re-motivate yourself in your life and business.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/126

Yaro Starak, the OG internet marketer, was one of the first people to make money online. Learn how he created his first 7-figure online course, what he’s noticed about marketing over time, and tons more business learnings.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/125


Is my advice any good? Today, I invited back Matt from Ras Kitchen to hear updates on his business. Learn what he’s done since we last talked. What’s worked, where he’s still struggling, and what’s next. Plus, more ideas on how to keep growing his biz.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/124

 

My friend Harry has grown a MASSIVE blog called The Rideshare Guy because of PR. He even used PR to convince me to make him a guest on my podcast. If you want to grow your brand with the best PR strategies, today we’re talking to an expert.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/123

 

Today, I’m talking to one of the world’s experts on building habits. Kyle Richey is the CEO of Strides — an app on building better habits that I’ve personally used. Kyle and I share how anyone can build better habits in life, business, and more.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/122

A million-dollar consultant held a live seminar recently… and I was there. There were a TON of learnings on growing a business, and we’ll share them on today’s podcast. Learn from Alan Weiss (again!) on how to make more money by simplifying, plus more.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/121

 

Today, I’m sharing seven businesses that I think would be good ideas for someone to start. Will you be the one who starts them? Plus, I’m sharing some general business advice on how to decide which company YOU should start.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/120

Noah Fram-Schwartz is the co-founder of Glimpse — a company that showcases products and businesses BEFORE they become trendy. If you want to know what’s gonna be big in 2020 (and beyond), and how to future-proof your biz, you’ll love this episode.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/119

 

We have a BRAND NEW product at Sumo Group… and I’m taking you behind-the-scenes. Hear our lessons building a new product — the good, the bad, the ugly. What we learned, and what we’d do differently next time. And check out FAM at appsumo.com/meetfam

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/118

 

Bill Courtney is the inspirational coach behind Undefeated … which won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Today, I’m talking to Bill about how he structures his business to keep winning, dealing with the 2008 financial crisis, and more.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/117

 

Andrew Mason is the founder and former CEO of Groupon… who had a VERY public firing. Today, I’m talking to Andrew about what he learned getting fired from the company he helped create, how he dusted himself off to start a new business, and more.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/116

 

Today, we’re doing a case study with Sam Zuo from passiveairbnb.com. Learn how Sam is going to increase his online course sales. We’ll talk about increasing signups, how to define goals you can achieve for your business — and lots more.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/115

 

I travel a lot every year, and today I’m sharing my 12 best travel tips. The “2-1” Plan, free walking tours, Google Fi… and tons more. These travel tips that can make your next business or personal trip easier. I’ve used these strategies and tips myself, so I know they work.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/114

Prioritization. Focus. These are two of the MOST important things in business… but entrepreneurs get distracted. And when you get distracted, your business suffers. Today, we’re doing another business case study — with Dan from The Tropical MBA. Learn how to use prioritization and focus in your business.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/113

I’m sharing 5 of my own ecommerce marketing insights for 2019. From email marketing to partner giveaways, I share tactics, tips, and strategies we’re ACTUALLY using at our companies… no B.S. If you want ideas for your ecommerce business that really work, check out this episode.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/112

There’s a myth that if you’re a creative you always need to be broke. Today, I’m talking to creative and entrepreneur Matthew of Ras Kitchen. Matthew made EVERY mistake in the book on his way to creating a YouTube channel. In this episode, use Matthew’s lessons to monetize your own content and brand.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/111

Turn your small business into an EMPIRE. Randy Murphy is the man behind Mama Fu’s, an Asian restaurant that started in Austin. Today, the restaurant has 26 locations. Learn how Randy grew the small restaurant into a massive enterprise using technology and other strategies… and then do the same for your business.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/110

How do you build a winning organization? As a three-time Super Bowl champion — and bestselling author — Michael Lombardi knows how to build a winning culture. Learn how he went from a low-level job to a coach with the New England Patriots, how to build a winning culture… and lots more.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/109

Recently, I dissected a few businesses on my podcast. Today, we’re checking back in on Museum Hack (ep 101), Taylor Schulte (ep 102), and ONE80 (ep 106) to see what they’ve done, and how their business has changed, since we first talked.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/108

Robert Kurson used to be a lawyer… but he gave it all up to follow his passion project of being an author. Today, Robert is one of my FAVORITE authors. He wrote the incredible books “Shadow Divers” and “Rocket Men” based on true stories. In this episode, you’ll learn how to tell great stories, how to validate your ideas, and the interesting research process behind books.


Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/107

Everything was going well for Ammon from ONE80 and his online business … until some Amazon copycats stole his idea. In today’s podcast, I talk to Ammon about strategies to 2x his ecommerce sales, how to recover from problems, and more.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/106

Escape rooms are one of my favorite hobbies… and they’re also a VERY weird business idea. Today, I talk to Jon from The Escape Game — one of my favorite escape rooms ever. Learn how Jon created such a weird business, how he turned it multi-city, and more.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/105

We’re halfway through 2019. How are your yearly goals? Today, I’m sharing how I check on my goals, revise goals, remove goals… and even start planning for 2020. If the year hasn’t gone as well as you want so far, there’s still time. Use the strategies in this episode to finish the year strong.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/104

What does it take to make a Netflix show? Today we have a REALLY interesting conversation with Phil Rosenthal — the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, and the Netflix show Somebody Feed Phil. Learn how Phil went from a nobody to making it in show biz, what goes into creating a Netflix show, and more.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/103

Taylor Schulte has a full-time job... but he really wants to do something else. Recently, he started working on a passion project he LOVES — but it makes no money. Today, I talk to Taylor about how to grow his passion project into a full-time business. If you're looking to start a side hustle, or turn your side hustle into your MAIN hustle, check out this episode.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/102

Solve your REAL business challenges. I’m helping actual listeners solve their biggest business problems — starting with Museum Hack. Today, I talk to Michael Alexis on where the company is stuck, and ideas to help them grow. Use these lessons in your own business.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/101

Timothy Hollingsworth used to run the world’s best restaurant under Thomas Keller. Recently, he was the winner of Netflix’s show The Final Table — and he’s a REALLY interesting entrepreneur. If you want to hear a different type of entrepreneur story, and how to go from zero to success, check out the episode.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/100

Isn’t it fun to find new foods and snacks you enjoy? Today, I’m sharing my 7 new favorite foods and snacks. I’m going to share my favorite new workout nut butter, bone broth, chocolate… and a bunch more. Plus, I got discount codes so you can try the foods at 10-20% off. Your tastebuds will be happy.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/98

This episode is one of my favorite episodes this year. Harpreet Singh, the CEO of Oura Ring, shares a vulnerable behind-the-scenes story of his business and personal life. Learn what it was like when his father went through a stroke, how he took a huge risk to quit a high-paying hedge fund job, and more. It’s not your typical business interview...

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/97

What do YOU do when no one is watching? If no one is watching, you can quit without anyone judging you. Or even noticing. Today, I’m going to share a story about self-commitment I made — and what self-commitment means in your personal life and business.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/96

Neville Medhora is a 6-figure copywriter from Kopywriting Kourse… and he hijacked this episode! It’s a mystery episode where I heard Neville talks about his 10 favorite life formulas. Or maybe it’s just Neville repeating his website over and over again. Let’s find out...

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/95

Are your finances set up correctly? Even for successful entrepreneurs, the answer is often no. Today, I talk to New York Times bestselling finance author Ramit Sethi. Learn how to make more money, optimize your finances, and what a rich life REALLY means.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/94

Today, I’m sharing how to use a fun Friday dinner to build friendships and business relationships. The dinner is called Shabbat, and I’m going to show you step-by-step how to set it up for maximum business growth, personal growth, and fun. Try it this week!

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/93

Every business has meetings… but no one really thinks about how to optimize them! There are some specific things we do at Sumo.com for our weekly meetings, and today I’m going to share them. I’ll take you through our typical Tuesday meeting, and share minute-by-minute how we optimize the meeting to be better.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/92

Alex Lieberman is the co-founder and CEO behind the daily business newsletter Morning Brew. This newsletter is an 8-figure business with over a million subscribers. Today, I talk to Alex about his journey of leaving a career in finance, anxiety of entrepreneurship, and how to grow a successful business.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/91

Last night I was talking to a friend who was fired from a high-profile job. It reminded me of the time I got fired from Facebook… it felt like I lost everything. Today, I’m sharing how to find courage and clarity when you’re struggling — from knowing what you really want, to getting accountability, and more.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/90

What are the BEST business books of 2019? Every year, I read dozens and dozens of books. Today, I’m sharing my favorite business — and personal — books of 2019. These are the books I’ve loved, and they can help you in your business or personal life.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/89

Alan Weiss is the author behind one of my FAVORITE books on consulting and business ever — Million Dollar Consulting. In today’s podcast, I talk to Alan about his thoughts on business and life. Learn how he grew a million-dollar business after getting fired and starting from zero, plus more.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/88

In school, we all had teachers, coaches, and mentors. But as soon as we graduate, we stop using them… why? Coaches are one of the things I notice VERY successful people have. You can have coaches for a lot of things, and you don’t have to be rich to have them. Today, I’m sharing the coaches you can use (and telling you which types of coaches I use myself).

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/87

What really happens behind-the-scenes of an Internet business? A lot of these fake internet “entrepreneurs” will try and pretend everything is fine, business is easy, you can make 8-figures in your sleep… blah blah blah. It’s not true. Today, I’m sharing some of the REAL struggles we’re going through in our 7-figure business Sumo.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/86

Stop being a wantrepreneur. If you've always dreamed about starting a business, but haven't — or all the businesses that you've started have failed — this episode is for you. Learn how Tom Stanford went from creating failing businesses to finally building a simple business that makes $150,000 per year.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/85

There’s no point in work without fulfillment. I heard this phrase from Tony Robbins, and I think about it often. Back in 2014, our company AppSumo was making $4 million in revenue… but I felt very unfulfilled. This is a story about going back to the basics, and how it helped make me happier (and grew our company 3-4x).

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/84

Frustrations. How do you handle it when things Don't go your way? I get angry… and a trip I took to Palm Springs recently is EXACTLY why. I had the trifecta of problems. Today, I’m talking about how to deal with things going wrong in your life and business (based on my own lessons learned in Palm Springs).

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/83

What do sports teams have to do with business? Even if you hate them, teams like the Patriots, Spurs, and UCLA can teach us a TON about business. In today’s episode, learn why the number “23” is important for business, how great sports teams can help you be a better entrepreneur, and more.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/82

Should you buy or rent a home? Today, I’m sharing the inside details. I recently sold a home, and I’m taking you behind-the-scenes on the data. You’ll learn exactly how much I made, and if buying a home is ACTUALLY better than renting… or it’s all a myth.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/81

How do you get something you want? It might sound strange, but waves in the ocean taught me about business and leadership recently. Today, I’m sharing the story with you — and showing you how to better succeed in business. Use these lessons in your own business and career.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/80

I was deleted from the Internet. Recently, my Wikipedia page was erased. It might sound weird, but I was VERY angry. Today, I’m talking about how my Wikipedia page was deleted, and why it affected me so much. Then, I’m going to share the 4 lessons I took away — and what you can learn from the experience, too.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/79

Paula Pant is a millionaire and real estate investor. Today, I talk to Paula about how to really make money with real estate — and turn it into passive income. Learn what it’s like to have a net worth of $1 million, how to make money, and more.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/78

Shock your system to succeed. In business, sometimes you have to make dramatic changes to be successful. Today, I’m sharing the six things our company Sumo is doing to make the company great again. If your business is plateauing, use these strategies to make it more successful. Or, if your business is already doing well, use these tips will help make it MORE successful.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/77

Speed is #1. In your daily life, there are things that are slowing you down. Your typing speed, your computer… and more. Today, I’m going to share how you can speed up your life and business with a few simple tips. These tips compound over time to save you hundreds and thousands of hours.

 

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/76

Is being rich as good as people think? In today’s episode, I talk to David Hauser — who sold his company Grasshopper for $200 million, and is an angel investor in Intercom and other companies. We go behind-the-scenes on wealth, if being rich is as great as people think… and how you can be rich, too.

 

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/75

 

There’s a really annoying door at the Sumo offices that’s been broken for two years. We’ve accepted it as part of life. This might sound weird to share on an entrepreneur podcast, but it taught me a valuable lesson… there are things we ignore in business and life that can be fixed. What are you ignoring? In today’s episode, I share the story of our door and the inspiration for our business.

 

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/74

What does fantasy football teach you about business and effort? Recently, I played fantasy football with our company… and I lost badly. In today’s episode, I share the lessons fantasy football taught me about being more successful.

 

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/73

What are the best marketing and growth strategies? A few years ago, we built an online course that made $1 million. This podcast episode is NOT about building an online course — instead, it's about the marketing strategies we used. Today, I'm sharing the 22 marketing strategies that helped us reach a million dollars. Use these exact marketing strategies for your business or product.

 

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/72

 

Special thanks to Jason at podcasttech.com, and our Dork team, for making these podcasts sound so nice and clean on your eardrums.

Leadership is NOT what most people think. Recently, I learned 5 key leadership lessons in a weird place — while snowshoeing with my family. I never expected to learn about leadership this way, but today I’m sharing the lessons with you. Use these lessons to run a better business (or even be a better employee).

 

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/71

 

Special thanks to Jason at podcasttech.com, and our Dork team, for making these podcasts sound so nice and clean on your eardrums.

Recently, I had a surprising conversation with an Uber driver. It inspired me to think about business and leadership. In today’s new type of episode, I share the story of my Uber — and 3 things I learned. You can use these tips to be more successful at work… or even find work that you really love.

 

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/70

If you want to make 2019 your best year ever, I want to help. Today I’m sharing how I’m planning my business and personal goals for 2019 — and reflecting on how I did with my goal planning for 2018. You can copy my goal setting and planning strategies for yourself.

 

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/68

Tynan is the world’s most interesting person. From trying to buy a penguin, actually buying an island, and traveling 3+ million miles… Tynan has experienced more than anyone I know. In this episode, we talk about Tynan’s interesting life — including his favorite things, best experiences, getting married, and his unique views on money.

 

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/67

What’s it like to be a modern-day shaman? Zach Poitra was the shaman at my Ayahuasca retreat. But he’s not like the shamans you might imagine or see on TV — he’s a former stockbroker from NYC. In part 2 of our conversation, hear about the economics of being a shaman, Zach’s thoughts on drugs, and more.

 

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/66

For the past two years, my friend Billy has been going through a funk. He’s been bored in his career, and hasn’t been fully happy in life. But six months ago, Billy’s life TOTALLY changed. And a big reason why was an Ayahuasca retreat. In today’s episode, I talk to Billy about his experiences.

 

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/65

Recently, I went on an Ayahuasca retreat. It changed my life, and the shaman’s story was insane. Here’s someone who quit a job in finance, and gave up everything, to lead Ayahuasca retreats. In today’s podcast, we talk about how he started doing Ayahuasca retreats, what goes into an Ayahuasca ceremony, and the downsides of Ayahuasca.

 

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/64

How could I make my life better? Recently, I was unhappy with a few areas of my life. I couldn't figure out how to be happier, so I decided to take a drastic step. I heard about Ayahuasca "meditation retreats" from people I know, and decided to try it out. Here's the story of what happened... and why it was the worst night of my life.

 

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/63

Over the past five years, James grew his blog from 0 to 1 million readers. In today’s episode, James and I talk about how he grew a business about habits, our thoughts on current marketing trends — like bots — and how James makes money from his blog.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/62

Yeti Cycles should have failed and shut down. A few years ago, it was struggling… but today it’s an award-winning mountain bike brand. Plus, it’s grown 30% year over year five years in a row. In this episode, I talk to co-founder Chris Conroy about how he built the brand into a success, his tips for others, and more.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/61

Brian Wansink is the bestselling author behind Mindless Eating and Slim by Design. An expert in dieting and psychology, I’ve personally used Brian’s tips to be healthier. In this episode, we have a candid conversation on psychology, why most diets fail, and how to live a healthier life.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/60

How have you grown this year? Recently, I’ve thought about if I’m doing the things that make me happy and living a life of principles I believe in. Recently, I went on an eight-day international retreat to step away from my business and day-to-day life and think about what I’ve been doing. Here are the 7 life thoughts I had during my retreat to live a happier, better, more effective life. You can use these lessons for your own life.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/59

As a caucasian, Tyson Cole doesn’t fit the stereotype of a sushi chef. And his path wasn’t easy — he spent years as a dishwasher and fighting racial bias before he became a sushi chef. But since opening his own restaurant, Tyson has been voted one of the BEST chefs in the U.S. Hear about how Tyson built a sushi empire, what it’s like being on Iron Chef, and more.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/58

 

Everyone thinks success lasts forever... but it doesn't. In the 1980s, the world's best athlete played. To this day, he's the only athlete to be named a MLB and NFL all-star. But the year he was named a NFL all-star he retired. This is the story of Bo Jackson — the athlete who left the limelight.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/57

Over the past month, I've met new entrepreneurs, tried new products, and learned new lessons. Today, I'm going to share my favorites with YOU. You'll learn advice from the founder of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, hear about a new company I love, and get my latest book and movie picks.
 
Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/56

Want to go from a job you hate to starting a six-figure business? It’s possible — and today I’m going to introduce you to someone who’s done it. Adam Gilbert quit his corporate job as an accountant because he was miserable. He had no plan… but after a few months he replaced his full-time salary. Here’s his story and his lessons for other people who dream of starting a business.


Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/55

When Vanessa started her business, she was making $30 per project. Today, she makes $25,000 per project and runs an ultra-successful business in a crowded market. Here are the strategies Vanessa "The Charisma Queen" Van Edwards used to grow her business and stand out from her competitors.


Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/53

Today, I invited Mike Posner on my podcast to give you a 15-minute challenge. This challenge might be outside your comfort zone, but it'll help you reduce stress, improve your focus, and become more compassionate. Plus, it's a habit you can keep forever.


Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/52

Answering YOUR biggest questions. In this episode, I answer 50+ of the most common listener questions I've received. If you're starting a business, growing a business, or looking for new life hacks, you'll love this episode. Learn the biggest marketing strategies I'm predicting for 2018, my thoughts on Bitcoin, and tons more.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/51

I want to do something different with this podcast episode. Something you've never heard before — and I want it to be FUN. Here's a look at something I've been experiencing lately. I want to share the story with you.

Full show notes at https://okdork.com/asknoah/

Bootstrapping a SaaS company into success: Omar Zenhom can show you how. As the co-founder behind WebinarNinja, a SaaS business he grew himself, Omar know what it takes. It wasn’t always easy, Omar ran into tons of roadblocks, but in this episode you’ll learn how Omar grew his SaaS company, SaaS roadblocks to avoid, and more.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/49

Last episode, I talked to JT McCormick about hustle and how he became CEO of an 8-figure company. This episode dives deeper and is MUCH more personal. Learn the struggles JT faced as a child growing up, the difficulties he's overcame, and the obstacles he ran into. Use these lessons to push past obstacles in your own life.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/48

Broke, angry, and lost. JT McCormick grew up in a tough environment, with family members killed in gangs and a drug dealer father. For a bit, JT followed their path… but then decided enough is enough. Hear JT’s story about how he found courage to explore business, how he overcame poverty and racism, and how he eventually became CEO of a massively growing startup.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/47

As a female entrepreneur and founder, Laura Roeder has experienced sexual harassment, degradation, and unfair practices first-hand. Listen to Laura to share her story about being a female entrepreneur and founder of the 7-figure social media company MeetEdgar — plus how men can make treat women better in the workplace.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/46

Nomadic Matt hated his 9-5 entry-level desk job — so he decided to create a travel blog on the side. After a few years of hard work, he started making ad revenue from his blog. Today, his site has grown and he makes a living traveling the world. Learn his story and how he makes money blogging.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/45

Every day, we use conversation skills. At work to close a deal, in our personal lives to make more amazing friends, and more. Unfortunately, many people have "awkward" conversations — which hold them back in business and life. Today, charisma expert Jordan Harbinger, host of popular podcast "The Art of Charm," shares his best conversation tips.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/44

Convincing a friend to try a new restaurant. Closing a giant deal (which means big commission for you). Sales impacts every area of your life — both in business and daily life. Learn from Anton Sepetov, the VP of Sales for an 8-figure business, how to get more of what you want, and become better at sales, in business and life.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/43

If you're not fully happy in your job, it's possible to do something you LOVE. Sascha Guttfreund is proof. Sascha went from college kid to working with Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Tory Lanez — plus, today Sascha runs one of the most successful music businesses in the United States. Listen to his lessons on following your dreams, crazy stories from the music industry, and more.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/42

What’s it like to start a company for $50… and sell it for $42 million? For many people, this might sound like a dream. But for Gary Levitt, it was reality. Learn how Gary had his email marketing company Mad Mimi acquired by GoDaddy, his recommendations on email marketing best practices, and tons more.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/41

Micha Kaufman, the founder and CEO of Fiverr rarely gives interviews. He's too busy growing Fiverr from a bootstrapped company into a billion dollar success. But in today's episode, we hear from Micha on Fiverr's "one click" focus, how he grew Fiverr from nothing, and where he sees Fiverr in the future. Go behind-the-scenes with the founder of the "gig economy" and one of the most successful web 2.0 businesses today. Use these lessons to turn your own idea into a successful business.


Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/40

How many languages do you know? Most people only know one or two — but Guy Sharett became OBSESSED with language learning at a young age. As a kid, he would correct his parents’ grammar, and early in his career he would moonlight as a language learning teacher. Today, Guy built his passion into a full-time job and podcast called StreetWise Hebrew with over 1 million downloads. Learn Guy’s tips on language learning and turning passion into reality.


Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/39

Are you afraid to start a business in a crowded market? Don’t let fear stop you! Daniel Schreiber, the CEO and co-founder of Lemonade, is fighting 100-year-old competitors with his startup. Learn how Daniel is building a successful business in a crowded market — and how you can build your own business in a competitive market, too.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/38

Since I started my most recent companies, Sumo and AppSumo, I’ve been to India, Thailand, and more. Most recently, I spent a month working and traveling in Israel. Initially, this trip was about going back to the place where my father was born and disconnecting. But while I was out there, I met some of the world’s best entrepreneurs and it turned into much more. Learn 3 important lessons about business, life, and happiness from my time in Israel.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/37

  • Most entrepreneurs are obsessed with starting a company. But why? Starting a company is a lot of work, low pay in the early years, and an 80% rate of failure. Instead, Jonathan Siegel says more people should buy businesses — so he’s bought 29. Learn how Jonathan has bought companies and made them successful, the quickest way to 2x your business revenue, and more.

    Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/36

How do you overcome 190 rejections… but eventually make it HUGE as the brains behind the best movie ever made? For Ben Mezrich, the path wasn’t easy. Before he wrote the book which turned into the critically-acclaimed movie “The Social Network” he failed over and over. But Ben’s unconventional thinking eventually led him to success. Check out Ben’s lessons on succeeding in a competitive space — and how you can make it big.


Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/35

Most YouTube videos only get a handful of views. I want my channel to be different, so I reached out to the YouTube expert Tim Schmoyer from Video Creators TV. In the second part of my interview with Tim, you’ll learn how to get more views on YouTube videos, grow your channel, and the strategies used by all YouTube’s top creators.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/34

By December 31st, I want to hit 100,000 YouTube subscribers on my channel. But, VERY few channels ever reach 100,000+ subscribers on YouTube. To get to the next level, I needed a coach to teach me the YouTube strategies most people don’t know. For help I reached out to Tim Schmoyer from Video Creators TV — one of the experts on YouTube growth. I didn’t want to keep Tim’s lessons secret, so I recorded them for you. Use these tips, tactics, and strategies for your own YouTube channel.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/33

The 2009 financial crash hit a lot of people hard. Including Sam, who, after 13-years of hard work in the financial industry, lost 50% of his net worth overnight. How did he overcome these tough times? And what lessons can Sam share from his experience? Join me on this episode of Noah Kagan Presents to learn first hand about retirement planning, the best investments you can can and how long it really takes to build a business from the ‘Financial Samurai’.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/32

There’s a TON of information on the web about starting a business. But, that’s the easiest part. Anyone can pick an idea and launch it, even if it’s not successful. But growing a million-dollar business? That’s the real challenge. There are so many things that can go wrong, missteps you can take, and problems you can run into trying to grow a business. Today, I want to show you how to avoid all the issues. Learn the 3 biggest ways I grew Sumo to $1+ million — and how you can grow your business, too.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/31

How do you react when things DON'T go your way? Everything seemed great for Andrew Chen — and then it all came crashing down. In one day, 50% of his employees quit. But Andrew didn't let that stop him: Today, Andrew is the current Head of Rider Growth at Uber and an advisor to Tinder, Product Hunt, Sumo, and more. In this podcast, hear how Andrew pushed through the struggles to make it big. Use Andrew's lesson to succeed in your career, business, and life.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/30

What’s going to happen in the future? John Arrow thinks about it EVERY day. Described as “the next Elon Musk,” John has some insane future predictions — including his belief two common jobs will be gone in the next 8 years. In this chat, learn how you can prepare for the future, hear John’s exact roadmap to become a billionaire in the next 10 years, and tons more.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/29

If you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best. I was falling short of my targets with my podcast, so I hired an expert NPR producer to help me. In this episode I share everything I learned from hiring an expert to help me make my podcast better. Use these lessons in your own podcasting — or when hiring an expert for any part of your business.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/28

Growing a $28 million business isn’t easy. Especially when the business is Onnit, built in the highly-competitive supplements space. In today’s podcast, I talk with Aubrey Marcus, the founder of Onnit, about his epic experiences. You’ll learn how to build a business, the secrets to forming relationships with VIPs and famous entrepreneurs, where to find hidden advertising opportunities, and tons more.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/27

When most people interview entrepreneurs, they talk exclusively about business tactics. But, ultra-successful entrepreneurs don’t get to where they are just focusing on their business mindset. The MOST successful business people also focus on how to optimize their life, happiness, and mindset in ALL areas. In this interview, I’m going to give you a rare behind-the-scenes look at how Aubrey Marcus, the CEO of the 8-figure business Onnit, optimizes his entire mindset

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/26

When Chad Boyda graduated high school at 16, he and tried chasing his startup dream… but it didn’t go according to plan. He ended up with $100,000 in debt. But years later, he finally found success co-founding Sumo.com with me. Learn Chad’s lessons on self-improvement and entrepreneurship from his rollercoaster journey.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/25

Most authors take YEARS to finish writing a book. But what about creating a bestselling book in only a month and a half? It might sound insane, but Pierce Brown, the bestselling author of the novel Red Rising — plus three other fantastic books — has done it. Hear us talk about the path to becoming a bestselling author, how he failed with six other books, and lots more.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/24

Greg McKeown doesn't believe in “doing it all.” Instead, he lives by the mantra “less is more.” His book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, is about pursuing the most important things in life… and trimming the rest. Hear Greg share lessons from pursuing less — and how you be more successful following the same strategies.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/23

When I first met Tynan, I was blown away by how fun he was. Tynan has been a professional pickup artist, had a career as a gambler, been named the “Quintessential Man” by Stan Lee, lived in a RV… phew! Tynan has done everything. I wanted to know how he’s done so much — and how we can all carve out our own unique lifestyles and experience epic adventures.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/22

What's it like to be friends with famous people? Keith Ferrazzi is a _New York Times_ bestselling author and expert in building friendships with VIPs, celebrities, and famous entrepreneurs. Keith is so good at building friendships and connections he almost never eats a meal alone. In today's episode of _Noah Kagan Presents_, you'll hear Keith's secrets on forming friendships with whomever you want — including your idols.

Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/21

Most of us go through life on autopilot. New day, same routine. But, Jesse Itzler? Hell no. Jesse has been a rapper, entrepreneur, author, and athlete — and he invited a Navy SEAL to live with him for 30 days to push his limits. On this episode of _Noah Kagan Presents_ I sit down with Jesse Itzler to discuss stories and lessons from his wildly successful and unorthodox life.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/20

I had no idea a $74,000 Jaguar car could make me MORE miserable. In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents, I talk about my biggest “rich jerk” moment — and how it totally changed my view on what’s important. Listen along and learn how to be happy and stop possessions from running your life.

Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/19

Mike Posner is the Grammy-nominated artist behind the popular songs “Cooler Than Me” and “I Took a Pill in Ibiza.” In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents, I’m joined by Mike as he shares lessons he’s NEVER talked about before: on becoming successful, finding your passion, fighting jealousy, and tons more.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/18

Recently, I flew one of my podcast listeners to spend a day with me in Austin, TX. Learn as we dive deep into his experience side hustling and starting a business (including his weird stint writing porn titles). Plus, listen along as I share my tips on how to grow a business to the next level.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/17

This book changed my business. In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents, I share the 14 takeaways from Chet Holmes’s incredible book The Ultimate Sales Machine. This book has been helped me start multiple companies, grow Sumo Group to 8-figures, and more.

Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/16

YouTube binges, pushing friendships to the limit, and bad relationships. In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents, you’ll learn how these three things (and much more) helped Neville Medhora build a 6-figure copywriting empire.

Learn more at http://okdork.com/podcast/15

In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents, we go behind-the-scenes with Neville Medhora, who built a six-figure online business with digital information products and courses. Learn more at http://okdork.com/podcast/14

In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents, I talk to Nick Kokonas from the restaurant Alinea. Named "Best Restaurant in the World" by Elite Traveler Magazine, Nick takes us behind-the-scenes of his success at Alinea with lessons you can learn.

Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/13

Jonathan Coon changed my life during our 60-minute lunch. As the founder of 1-800-CONTACTS and Wikibuy.com, Jonathan knows more about building successful businesses than almost anyone. Hear me share his exact secret to success, why he always tips $100, removing friction from all aspects of life, and tons more.

Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/12

In this episode you’ll learn how Brian from Backlinko made $100,000 from a 2,000 person email list, the specific metrics for optimizing YouTube videos AND 1 tactic that permanently changed OkDork after this episode.

Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/11

In this episode I go DEEP on Jim Rohn. He’s someone you’ve likely never heard of and will be blown away by his wisdom.

The rest of show notes are at http://okdork.com/podcast/10

We discuss how repetition breeds mastery. How to be a professional vs a hobbyist. Why being a weirdo is okay, and tons of other useful nuggets.

 

In this episode I talk to my friend David Kadavy who's been a friend for 12 years. He's the host of the Love Your Work podcast.

Rest of show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/9

Today I'm sharing the story of why we spent $1,500,000 on Sumo.com. I discuss how I got past my reservations and in the process out my business partner Chad as Batman.

Why did I spend 7+ years, hire 3 brokers, and send over 200 emails to buy the 82nd most expensive domain in history?

Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/8

In this episode I break down my formula for creating new business ideas. By simply recognizing the things you want, you're guaranteed to always have at least one customer and that's you.

I also break down and debunk 3 common myths of "The Wantrepreneur" and give you a better way to start.

Not to #HumbleBrag but my old boss told me that AppSumo would never work. 7 years later AppSumo reaches nearly 1 million people a week, SumoMe helps over 150k sites a day, and our company is an 8 figure business. It all started because I simply wanted free software.

The Challenge: Spend today thinking of all your shower thoughts. Even the dumb ones.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/7

In this episode I talk about the 5 things I learned from waking up at 5 am for a week. I also challenge you with implementing the knowledge I drop to make you more efficient and productive and give you back your afternoons to enjoy life.

I give you my 5 key lessons as well as a huge list of things to do to fill that extra time to get a jump on the day when everyone else is asleep.

Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/6

In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents I get the chance to sit down with Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried before "The Basecamp Way To Work" event at their office in Chicago. I ask all the juicy questions no one has asked him before such as how to future proof your kids against robots taking over the world, his presentation style, and much much more.

Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/5

In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents I do a deep dive on the book Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger. I highlight the best take-aways and save you the time of reading the whole book. There are 12 key points Arnold lays out for his path to success from vision and intent to being naive and staying hungry.  

Show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/3

Dustin Lien is a reader turned friend who is experimenting with a new business called Fit Fly Shaker that I helped fund. This episode of Noah Kagan Presents is the first episode in a series where we'll follow Dustin's business journey and learn about what works, what doesn't work, and how to focus on your goals and tactics.

Full show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/2

In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents I talk to Tim Ferriss. The world’s most famous lifehacker, recovering angel investor, and New York Times best selling author. We take fan questions and talk about things Tim is never asked like what was his childhood nickname, what is he going to name his kids, how to get out of a Mexican jail and much more. You can see the full list of questions I asked Tim below with links to everything we talked about in this EPIC Q&A episode.

Complete show notes at http://okdork.com/podcast/1

This is the first episode welcoming me to your ear lobes. We do a quick challenge and get ready for an awesome 2017 season.