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Business, The Future,

Convo with Gary Vaynerchuk: How Long Before Robots Take Over?

@Kurshot True story. This is only the beginning. I’ll make a bet with @garyvee on we’re more like 15 years away from full on robots

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@garyvee@davidranalli no idea. Would love to know!

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@Kurshot@garyvee I agree man, the tech is snowballing. Here I am looking 4 Bluetooth wearables to control my show music. Let’s b cyborgs

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@garyvee@davidranalli It really does come down to that. Great chatting with you Gary. Ps I’m grateful to have ya around man, appreciate ya!

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Business, Sales,

Why Making Sales is Like Having Sex and How to Dominate

Much of the reason why I was struggling for so long with successfully launching my business, Ultimate Freedom Lifestyle, was because, up until now, I’ve been trying to short cut everything.

Expecting people who don’t know anything about me or what I have to offer (cold traffic) to randomly see one of my ads and miraculously and instantly become a customer.

Just not how shit works—at least not for what I offer.

Just like in dating, you don’t walk up to a girl and say, “Hey, wanna fuck?!”

Sounds ridiculous, but that’s exactly what I was doing with potential customers.

What I lacked wasn’t work ethic. But rather patience.

I didn’t want to take the extra time to do it right.

I wanted to be successful NOW.

I wanted to be free NOW.

So I did the bear minimum to get things up and running as fast as possible.

But that’s just not how shit works.

Unless you’re selling a garden hose, a relationship needs to be built with the customer before hand.

Just like in dating, you approach a girl, spark attraction, ask for her number, call/text her, banter back and forth, setup a time to chill, do fun activities… then, after the sexual tension is too much to bear, you do REALLY FUN activities…

This is the step by step process for not only dating, but also selling.

Sure, you can hack the process and get her in bed by 2:30am, but 95% of the time the sex sucks and the relationship doesn’t last.

Are you trying to make a quick unfulfilling sale? Or build a strong brand with Apple-like loyalty where your customers write you love letters and rave to all their friends about you?

The point here is that it pays off to think long term and play the long game.

95% of everyone in every industry plays the short game because, initially, that seems like the path of least resistance.

But it’s not.

Hence why there are so few people and organizations at the top, and so many struggling at the bottom.

Short term thinking only leads to short term gains, and your life becomes one big never-ending hustle.

Hustle is a great word. Especially great in the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey.

But hustling the rest of your life day-in and day-out just to make next month’s rent is for amateurs.

You level up by sacrificing short term gains today for long term residual wins tomorrow.

It’ll be harder and they’ll be a wider time-gap between work and reward… at first.

But in the end, you’ll pass everyone by who took the “shortcut.”

Classic tortoise and hare story.

Now, for the moment of truth…

Ya gotta ask yourself: are you playing the long game… or the short game?

Are you the tortoise… or the hare?

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Business, Podcast, Success stories,

Garage Band to Grammys: Turning Art into a Career with David Schuler

“Part of being an artist is having an unwavering ability to look fear in the face and be like, ‘Hey, I’m ready to go down in flames in front of everybody for what I just made. And if I do, I don’t give a fuck because it’ll be in the name of what I made and it won’t be in vain. […] The best artists in the world make their art, they get behind it, and they evolve.”  –David Schuler

My longtime friend and 2x Grammy Nominated Producer, David Schuler, has done some pretty epic shit in the music business and he breaks it all down and serves it up to you on a silver platter. If you’re an artist or entrepreneur, this episode is a gold mine! We talk about his entire journey from when he first got interested in music to eventually working with the likes of Pink and John Legend. But what’s great about this conversation is all the juicy details in between that got him there, which you can transfer to your own career and life, whether you’re an aspiring artist, an entrepreneur, or just someone trying to take advantage of your one life.

  • His experience working with John Legend, Pink, and Ricki Lee Coulter
  • Blending art and commerce: how to make money making art
  • Tactics John Mayer used to make it professionally
  • How to overcome fear and ship your art
  • How David and his band got an official spot on Warped Tour by being the “barbecue band”
  • How to be an effective producer so artists are primed to make their best music
  • Why he thinks Los Angeles is the most creatively fertile city in the world
  • And much more…

How To Listen To This Episode

Listen on iTunes here: http://apple.co/2juL2TF

Search for “Podcast by Kurshot” on specific podcast app you use.

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You can find David here: @davidschuler (twitter) or @davidjschuler (instagram)


SHOW NOTES:

2:00 – Upbringing and growing up in Rochester, fall of Kodak
9:30 – Hobbies before music, Dad recording him as Superman and making other home movies
12:30 – Favorite movies, Superman, Jurassic park
14:15 – Deeper movies he liked, Requiem For A Dream, Black Swan, The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut,
16:00 – Favorite books? Doesn’t like books. Loves podcasts.
19:30 – Thoughts on institutionalized education and ADD and people who have it
28:30 – His experience at a community college and then technical college for music, majored in criminal justice then music
34:00 – How he got into Music, used music to deal with his present day issues
43:30 – Struggles he endured in high school trying to fit in, etc
1:00:00 – More about his journey/climb to where he is today
1:10:00 – Forming his first band and why he would never again present his recorded music in the form of a “rough mix”
1:12:00 – Using energy to create art
1:14:00 – How to think about your art so you can overcome fear and make/ship art YOU are passionate about and care about
1:16:50 – How Rick Rubin achieved success with the artists he worked with and produced for
1:20:00 – His favorite song of all time and figuring out when a song is “done” being made
1:21:30 – How to make great art/original art/”cool shit”
1:28:15 – Breaking down what creativity is and how to be creative
1:30:45 – Making money making art, blending art and commerce
1:33:30 – Tactics John Mayer used to make it professionally
1:40:50 – Putting together his first band, playing live, and going on Warped Tour
1:45:20 – Got an official spot on Warped Tour by being the “barbecue band”
1:47:00 – Warped Tour route schedule and how that gets executed
1:48:30 – How him and his band sold 30,000 records on tour and became the 2nd band ever to chart the billboards without distribution (got attention of Virgin Records and put them in the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame)
1:53:00 – The conversation with his mentor, Billy Mann, who helped launch his career working with Pink, John Legend, Ricki Lee Coulter
1:55:30 – What it was like working with big artists and the mindset he uses to be an effective producer so artists are primed to make their best music
1:58:00 – How to produce great art when you’re working with numerous people or arms of the business at once, where everyone has a say
2:02:20 – His first experience working with a huge star artist
2:09:40 – Working with John Legend and becoming a Grammy Nominee
2:17:00 – Working with Pink
2:24:00 – Redefining success, quality over quantity, and finding a balance between achievement and fulfillment
2:31:45 – Why he loves living in Los Angeles and thinks it’s one of the most creatively fertile cities in the world
2:43:00 – Final thoughts including a little on current events
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Breaking Free, Business, Education, Mental, Mindset, Podcast, Rituals, Success stories,

How To Build A 7-Figure Coaching Empire While Traveling The World With Regan Hillyer

Regan Hillyer (@ReganHillyer) is an entrepreneur, coach, and world-traveling speaker who has built a multi-million dollar coaching business from her laptop, which she credits to upgrading her mindset.

Her goal is to help empower millions to realize their full potential by doing the inner work of upgrading their mindset and aligning with their true selves so they can “absolutely have it all!”

In this incredible conversation, Regan shares…

  • Her “non-negotiable” daily routine around mindset, which empowers her life and business
  • How she outsourced her homework in college
  • What her first experience giving a seminar was like and how she improved tenfold
  • How to get over the mental hurdle of charging people for your work and how to price
  • How she made the transition from solopreneur to entrepreneur
  • How she approaches 1on1 coaching
  • How she sustains her energy and juggles everything with her life and her business
  • And so much more… (really!)

I literally listened to this episode 3 times and took down lengthy notes on everything Regan shared. It’s super powerful!

You can find Regan here: ReganHillyer.com (where she posts tons of free advice) and everywhere on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

LISTEN ON iTunes (audio only): http://apple.co/2juL2TF

WATCH ON YouTube (w/ video): http://bit.ly/2kyucB2

DOWNLOAD MP3: RIGHT CLICK HERE and choose “save as” or “save link as”

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Business, Financial, Mental, Podcast, Sales,

Why People Remain Poor and How to Dominate in Sales with Brendan Welsher

“Because I never got a chance to see ‘the menu,’ I didn’t know how delicious the entrees were.” – Brendan Welsher on his upbringing

Brendan Welsher went from selling drugs and making thousands of dollars every week ripping off coin machines to changing up his mindset and going on to become the marketing director of the largest manufacturer and installer of windows in the country with over 7 million windows sold annually, Anderson Windows.

In this fantastic episode, Brendan shares his gripping story about where he came from and how he was able to rewire his mindset and use his strengths to propel him into a life of abundance.

Along the way you’ll learn:

  • How he sculpted his salesmanship skills by selling flowers with his dad in parking lots with at 14 years old
  • How he leveraged YouTube to develop a single sales team that generates over 12 million in sales per year
  • His counterintuitive approach to getting an education that leads to a great income and fulfilling life
  • A simple way of looking at sales to be effective even if you know nothing about sales
  • What consumers need to make a decision to buy
  • His 5 reasons for why people remain poor.
  • And much more…

LISTEN ON iTunes: http://apple.co/2juIdSF

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Business, Creating, Quotes, Social Media,

How to Quickly Grow Your Following by Stealing Gary Vaynerchuk’s Best Advice

In an age where YouTube videos get literally a billion views, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking the work you create is insignificant and pointless to create.

Gary Vaynerchuk, an immensely successful entrepreneur and social media guru, has this saying… “One is greater than zero.” (1>0)

And I think that’s powerful!

Because what this simple notion means is that even if you “only” have 100 people watching your videos, or listening to your music, or checking out whatever it is you create, that’s ONE HUNDRED people who are stopping everything they’re doing in this incredibly busy and noisy world to pay attention to something you made.

That’s incredible!

Think about being in a room with 100 people, and they’re all watching and listening to you. It’s essentially the same thing.

So this idea that, “Since I don’t have a million views, what’s the point?!” or “What are people going to think when they see that I only have 100 views?!”…

It’s total bullshit!

First of all, you’re fortunate to have that many people paying attention to your work. A LOT of people get NO ATTENTION. So you should be super grateful for the people who DO pay attention to you and give them your all!

And secondly, almost all the gurus, actors, musicians, vloggers, and celebrities that you love and admire who get millions of views or listens or whatever… they started from 0.

So just remember that.

Because this sort of perspective, appreciation, and gratitude for the people who are following you NOW is what’s going to empower you to keep producing and sharing better and better content with them, which is the most fundamental practice to quickly increasing the number of people who give you their very limited and non-renewable resources: TIME AND ATTENTION.

Gary Vaynerchuk on Twitter: @GaryVee


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