Synopsis

If you want to change the world, you must change the values held dear by the men who inhabit it. Created by Mike Dillard, Self Made Man is for men who want to achieve greatness. Who want to leave their mark on the world, and create a legacy of honor, integrity, and achievement in every aspect of their lives. Join the Self-Made Man community as we bring mentors into your world who can help you build a life of excellence in business, relationships, health, finance, and legacy. Learn more at www.SelfMadeMan.com

Episodes

  • Billionaire Founder of Activision Games Talks About The Future of Crypto… with Howard Marks

    Billionaire Founder of Activision Games Talks About The Future of Crypto… with Howard Marks

    08/01/2019 Duration: 53min

    Today we have the incredible opportunity to talk to the Billionaire Founder of Activision and Blizzard games, Howard Marks. Howard purchased Activision games way back in 1991, and has grown it into the multi-billion dollar publishing company behind Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. Today, he is also diving headfirst into the crypto industry through his latest company, StartEngine.com StartEngine is an equity-based crowdfunding platform that allows entrepreneurs to raise money through the crowd, by offering real equity in their business. Today, Howard and Startengine are also on the cutting edge when it comes to crypto-assets, and it’s one of the first platforms in the world that’s helping entrepreneurs launch STO’s which stand for Security Token Offerings. These are legally compliant security tokens that represent real ownership and equity in a crypto company. As I’ve mentioned before, security tokens will be one of the biggest ways that crypto will change the world because they’ll allow us to tokenize any

  • Mastering Influencer Marketing... with Brittany Hennessy

    Mastering Influencer Marketing... with Brittany Hennessy

    27/12/2018 Duration: 51min

    If the most valuable commodity in the world today is attention, then influence is the measure of one’s ability to successfully direct that attention towards a desired outcome.   And as for entrepreneurs like us, there are two ways to tap into the power of influence. We can become an influencer in our own right, gathering and directing attention where we wish, or we can hire those with influence, and pay a fee to tap into their stream of attention and credibility.   Both are extremely powerful ways to build a business and sell products, but using them correctly is an art as much as it is a science.   So today we’re joined by Brittany Hennessy, the author of, “Influencer, Building Your Personal Brand In The Age of Social Media” to help us navigate the opportunities that are available to people on both sides of the fence.   Brittany is the former head of influencer marketing at Hearst Magazines, and today she’s the co-founder of CarbonApp.io, a mobile application that matches destination companies like hotels,

  • How to Make Meditation Effortless… with Chris Aimone

    How to Make Meditation Effortless… with Chris Aimone

    20/12/2018 Duration: 42min

    As many of you know from listening to this podcast, or from the email I recently sent out, I’ve been dealing with the aftermath of a significant head injury that I suffered back in June. The recovery process that I’ve had to undertake has required me to completely change my life in many ways, and one of those was the forced adoption of meditation. Like you, I’ve always heard about the benefits of meditation, and I’ve made a few half-hearted attempts to adopt the practice in the past, but those attempts were always short-lived. Five minutes felt like an eternity, and I spent the entire time wondering if I was doing it right. Well this injury finally forced me to pursue the practice of meditation has if it were my job. Why? Because consistent meditation for at least 20-30 minutes per day for at least 30 days, has been shown to help repair the brain. So I had to dive in, but thankfully this time I around I found an amazing piece of technology that can teach you how to meditate like a monk. It’s called the Muse h

  • Your Biggest Problem, Is Your Biggest Source of Wealth… with Mike Salguero

    Your Biggest Problem, Is Your Biggest Source of Wealth… with Mike Salguero

    13/12/2018 Duration: 42min

    I love success stories like the one you’re about to hear today, because these are the dreams that entrepreneurship is made of. Mike Salguero had a simple problem… His wife was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, and their doctor’s were unanimous… You must eat clean, grass fed beef that’s free or hormones antibiotics, and that are never fed grain. But as they soon found out, finding pure grass-fed beef was nearly impossible. Now if you’re like me, this is where you say, “wait a minute Mike, why don’t they just to Whole Foods. They sell grass-fed beef?” Well as I learned in this interview that’s not exactly true. In fact, less than 1% of beef consumed in the US, is truly grass fed. And that’s when they realized that sourcing the cleanest, purest sources of animal meat, is actually a really big challenge. So they started with a single cow they found on a farm, and shared it with friends. And then one of them asked if he could just have this quality of meat delivered straight to his house, and that was it. That w

  • Capitalizing on The Cannabis Revolution... with Christian Hageseth

    Capitalizing on The Cannabis Revolution... with Christian Hageseth

    06/12/2018 Duration: 54min

    There are two industries around the world that are on the cusp of exponential growth… The first is crypto currencies and assets like Bitcoin, and the second is grass, ganja, the reefer, mary jane, aka, marijuana. Thanks to the states of Colorado and Washington, the doors were opened to the recreational legalization of cannabis in 2012. Since then 47 out of 50 states have legalized marijuana sales for medical use, while 11 have made it fully legal for sale recreationally. But those laws are changing incredibly fast as the general public’s perception of marijuana has started to change, and as these state government’s begin to the see the considerable amount of tax revenue being generated by this new industry. Within the next few years, the recreational sale and use of cannabis will be legalized across the country. Just like Crypto, this decriminalization process has kicked-off a new gold rush for savvy, forward thinking entrepreneurs. The race to capture the next $100 Billion market has begun, and today we’re j

  • How Marketing is Changing... with Seth Godin

    How Marketing is Changing... with Seth Godin

    29/11/2018 Duration: 50min

    Today we’re joined by the one and only Seth Godin to talk about a topic that we live and breath every single day, which is marketing. Specifically, we’re going to dive into the revolutionary shift that is taking place today when it comes to your marketing, as the internet continues to transform from a tool for spreading a message to a mass audience, into a tool that allows us to reach into incredibly valuable micro communities. One of my favorite takeaways from this interview was the answer Seth gave when I asked him two important questions… First, How do you measure the effectiveness of your marketing today? And second, do you need to make sure that your message is everywhere, at all times, as the fight for attention escalates. The answers he gave were unexpected, and incredibly insightful, which was really the theme for this entire show. If you want to know what you need to do as an entrepreneur if you want to win and thrive, in this quickly changing world, this is the interview you’ve been waiting for. Wit

  • The 22 Year Old Who Inspires The Hell Out of Me… with Nick Santonastasso

    The 22 Year Old Who Inspires The Hell Out of Me… with Nick Santonastasso

    21/11/2018 Duration: 53min

    Well it’s Thanksgiving week here in the US, and I can’t think of a better guest for the show than the one we have today… I’m not going to tell you why. You’ll find out within the first few minutes, but let’s just say that if Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, this interview is right on point. Nick Santonastasso is 22 years old, and this kid inspires the hell out of me. Whatever challenges you’re going through in life, are instantly going to be put into context today, and you’re going to walk away from this interview with an incredible amount of gratitude for everything you have, and what you’re truly capable of. Attitude and how you choose to view the world and your life, is everything, and Nick is just an incredible living example of that. Resources:  BookNickSanto.com Follow Nick on Instagram | Facebook Victim to Victor: How to Overcome the Victim Mentality to Live the Life You Love The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure Be Obsessed or Be Average Music: Music by: Lemon Fight Son

  • This is the Future of Marketing... with Joe Schriefer

    This is the Future of Marketing... with Joe Schriefer

    15/11/2018 Duration: 55min

    Wow, you guys are in for a mind-blowing interview today about the future of online marketing, with Joe Schriefer. Who is Joe? Well he’s basically the intern that started working at Agora Financial, and then worked his way up to CEO in 2007. Agora is the world’s most successful financial and investment publishing company, and when Joe took over, they were doing about $30 million per year in revenue. Today, they’re about to crack $300,000,000 million under his leadership. How’d he do it? How did he 10X their business in 10 years? Simply put, he recognized the value and the power of copywriting, and the put 100% of his focus into building and training the most successful group of copywriter’s in the world. Today, Agora has a team of 45 full time copywriters on staff, and that has been the secret to their success. Now, I knew that going into this interview, but I what I didn’t know was that Joe and Agora have also seen the writing on the wall… They’ve seen how advertising is changing, they’ve seen how email marke

  • How To Build a Billion Dollar Company… with Brett Hurt

    How To Build a Billion Dollar Company… with Brett Hurt

    08/11/2018 Duration: 01h01min

    Today we have the amazing pleasure to sit down and learn from one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, and local Austinite, Brett Hurt. One of the very first companies Brett started was CoreMetrics.com which was eventually purchased by IBM for $300 million. The next company he started is one that you’ve probably heard of… BazaareVoice.com which was started in 2005, and then went public in 2012 in a billion Dollar IPO. And today, he’s at it once again as he attempts to revolutionize the most valuable industry in the world… Data. Data is information, and information is priceless. Facebook is one of the most valuable companies in the world, because they control more information about human beings, than any other company on the planet. Wall Street lives and breaths on information about the markets, companies, and trends. And the world’s governments spend hundreds of billions per year on gathering information about their enemies, their allies, the economy, and the environment. Data has never been mor

  • How to Build a Monthly Membership Business... with Ryan Deiss

    How to Build a Monthly Membership Business... with Ryan Deiss

    31/10/2018 Duration: 53min

    Wow, today you are in for an incredible treat… We’re joined by my friend and colleague Ryan Deiss, who is one of the most brilliant entrepreneur’s you’ll ever meet. Ryan is the Founder of DigitalMarketer.com and today you’re going to hear the behind-the-scenes story of how he saved it from imminent failure, and then turned it into a million dollar per month membership platform. If you have a monthly membership or recurring revenue business right now, or if you’re thinking about starting one, this will be one of the most valuable interviews you will ever hear. You’ll learn the best way to acquire your new members, what kind of offer and guarantee works the best, and how to increase retention once someone joins. This is one of the only episodes over the past three years, that I’ve gone back and listened to multiple times, because there were just so many amazing nuggets of wisdom inside, so get ready to take some notes. With that being said, I’d like to invite you guys to join SelfMadeMan.com if you haven’t done

  • The Most Effective Way to Grow Your Business... with Stephen MR Covey

    The Most Effective Way to Grow Your Business... with Stephen MR Covey

    25/10/2018 Duration: 43min

    One of the single biggest points of leverage in a person’s life, is one that is often overlooked and taken for granted. It is trust. If you want to dramatically increase your success and effectiveness as an entrepreneur, as a leader, as a spouse or partner in a relationship, and with your customers, you must begin that process at the level of trust. If you drive down to the core of who we are as a social species, trust is the most valuable asset in the world, because trust means safety. Trust is often the difference between life and death. A lack of trust is what allows us to avoid dangerous people or situations, and it’s also what allows us to function as a society as we drive down a road towards other people at 70 mph with nothing more than a painted line to seperate us. When you have trust, you can let your guard down. It means you can turn off the security guards in your brain that keep you on alert and looking for danger, allow yourself to go into the part of your mind that’s creative and abundant. When

  • Everything You Need to Know About Youtube...

    Everything You Need to Know About Youtube...

    17/10/2018 Duration: 55min

    Two weeks ago we dove into the topic of marketing and branding on YouTube for the first time with Dan Lok. Well today we’re back for part 2 with another entrepreneur who’s killing it on YouTube, Stefan James. Over the past five years, Stefan has built his channel up to 600,000 subscribers, and the results that investment has produced for his business has been life-changing. In fact, he gets over 1,000 to 2,000 new email subscribers every single day for free, just from that traffic produced by his videos. So today we’re going to dive into the details… How does he create his videos? What equipment does he use? Who does the editing? What does he do to prepare for each video? How does it optimize the headline to get the most amount of search traffic? And how does he turn these viewers, into paying customers. Today’s episode is packed with incredibly valuable insights and resources that will bring you up to speed on what you need to do to start building your YouTube channel today. If you’re not a Member of SelfMad

  • How To Get 1,000 Free Leads Per Day From Google SEO… with Neil Patel

    How To Get 1,000 Free Leads Per Day From Google SEO… with Neil Patel

    11/10/2018 Duration: 40min

    Search Engine Optimization… It’s a topic that’s hardly talked about anymore by entrepreneurs, because… Well… It’s not that sexy, it’s not new, it takes a lot of time, and frankly, it’s quite mysterious. But, if you take a long-term approach to your business, and if you’re willing to feed Google with extremely high-quality content over the next 3-5 years, you can create an absolutely incredible advantage and profit center for your business. How big? Well today we’re joined by one of the biggest SEO traffic experts in the world, my friend Neil Patel. During his career, Neil has been a marketing and traffic consultant for Google, Ebay, Facebook, Microsoft, SalesForce, and General Motors. Neil’s personal websites currently get over 1.7 million unique visitors per month just from organic search traffic, and get this… That traffic turns into over 1,000 new email subscribers per day, and over $400,000 per month in revenue… For free. It’s an unbelievable asset for any business, but it takes time, knowledge, and exper

  • How to Grow a Massive YouTube Empire… with Dan Lok

    How to Grow a Massive YouTube Empire… with Dan Lok

    03/10/2018 Duration: 56min

    I’ve known Dan Lok for over ten years. We both got our start as online entrepreneurs around the same time, and we both did well, but then it felt like he disappeared for a while… I’d see his name pop up every now and then, but I really didn’t know what he was up to. I didn’t see him at any events, and then two years ago… BOOM… Dan is everywhere. He’s giving TED talks, his ads are all over the internet, and he’s suddenly become one of the most prominent figures in the entrepreneur space. So I had to find out what had changed… Where did this new Dan Lok come from, and how was he doing it. Well it turns out that the foundation to this new level in his career, was his YouTube Channel. Three years ago, Dan started uploading videos to his YouTube channel on a consistent basis. Growth was slow at first… it took him about two years to hit 100,000 subscribers on his channel. But then it started to go exponential, and within 6 months he hit 500,000 subscribers. Today he’s approaching 800,000 and will likely hit 1,000,0

  • Don’t Get Sued! Everything You Need To Know About Internet Laws… with Richard Chapo

    Don’t Get Sued! Everything You Need To Know About Internet Laws… with Richard Chapo

    27/09/2018 Duration: 01h39s

    Wow… I think you’ll agree that this is one of the most valuable interviews we’ve ever had here on Self Made Man… Today we’re sitting down with internet law attorney, Richard Chapo, and holy smokes, you’re going to want to take some notes. If you have a business that does business online… If your company has a webpage and if you send emails or sell products, there’s a 99% chance you’re currently breaking the law, and today you’re going to find out what to do about it. We’re going to dive into the insanity of the new GDPR rules that have come out of Europe, and what you need to do about them. We’re going to talk about those little important documents that you should have at the bottom of your website like your Terms of Service and Privacy Policy… We’re going to talk about some ridiculously cheap insurance that you can get that will cover your legal expenses if your business ever gets sued, and all kinds of incredibly valuable pieces of advice like this… Again… If you have a company that does business online, th

  • How to Start an Amazon Business… with Greg Mercer

    How to Start an Amazon Business… with Greg Mercer

    19/09/2018 Duration: 42min

    If I could turn back the clock and go back to the beginning of my career as an entrepreneur, I would be extremely tempted to start an Amazon business. Buying products at wholesale prices, and selling them on Amazon is a skill that anyone can learn and master if you’re willing to simply learn how, and take action. You don’t need to be the world’s best copywriter, you don’t need a lot of money, you don’t have to write a book, or learn to speak from stage. It’s simple, and it works… Over the past few years I’ve had dozens of friends get their start on Amazon, and they’ve gone on to grow massive 8-figure businesses as a result. Well today we’re joined by Greg Mercer who has done exactly that. Years ago, he listed his very first product on Amazon while he was still pursuing his full time job… That product was marshmellow sticks… Yes, the kind you use to roast marshmallows over a campfire. That little product set him free, and allowed him to quit his job and become an full time entrepreneur. Today Greg is going to

  • He’s Helped Save The Lives of 8 Million People… with Scott Harrison

    He’s Helped Save The Lives of 8 Million People… with Scott Harrison

    13/09/2018 Duration: 48min

    In 2015, I was sitting on a couch in the great room on Necker Island, watching the incredible blue water and relaxing in the island breeze of the British Virgin Islands. I was there spending a week with Richard Branson and my peers from Tiger 21, when a gentleman named Scott Harrison walked up to the front of the room to give a presentation about some non-profit he had started called CharityWater.org. Over the next hour, Scott proceeded to tell one of the most incredible, and emotional stories that I’d ever heard. I’m not going to ruin it for you, because you’re going to hear that story today, but I can say that there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. At the end of his talk, Richard pulled out his checkbook and handed Scott a check for $100,000. Since then CharityWater.org has been the primary organization I’ve supported along with other leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk, Tony Hawk, Casey Neistat, and Chris Sacca. Today you’re going to find out why, and how Scott has completely revolutionized the charity industry, and

  • How To Execute a $25 Million Product Launch…

    How To Execute a $25 Million Product Launch…

    05/09/2018 Duration: 56min

    Today we have an incredibly rare opportunity to go behind the curtain, of two of the biggest product launches in history… I’m referring to last year’s launch of Palm Beach Confidential. If you’ve been in the Self Made Man audience here for the past few months, you’ve seen me endorse and promote this publication the last two times they’ve opened it up for new customers. Palm Beach Confidential is the best research publication out there for the crypto-currency industry, and it’s run by a previous guest of the podcast, and former hedge fund manager, Teeka Tiwari. We’ll in the past nine months, they’ve sold over $70,000,000 worth of subscriptions to the Confidential newsletter, and the man behind the curtain who pulled that off is here with us today… Fernando Cruz is going to take you behind the scenes, and we’re going to break down the most important things you need to know when it comes to holding a massive product launch, and the mistakes you need to avoid. We’re also going to dive into my numbers as an affili

  • Meet The Marketing Genius Who Gets US Presidents Elected… With Phillip Stutts

    Meet The Marketing Genius Who Gets US Presidents Elected… With Phillip Stutts

    29/08/2018 Duration: 50min

    Phillip Stutts is the Michael Jordan of political marketing. If you’re running for office, and you need help coming up with a winning marketing strategy for your campaign, he’s the guy you call. Over the past twenty years, his firm has managed billions of dollars in campaign ad spending, and he’s helped over 1,000 politicians get elected, including three US Presidents. His marketing firm, Go Big Media has won over 30 awards, and he’s made over 200 major media appearances. As you can imagine given today’s political climate, this is one of the most fascinating interviews we’ve ever had as Phil takes us behind the curtain, and into the world of politics from a marketer’s perspective. But what wasn’t expected, was the fact that Phil has also been fighting a very personal battle with a rare, incurable disease called Achalasia. After his diagnosis in 2012, he put his head in the sand and just gave into the fact the he was simply a victim of this disease, and that there was nothing he could do about it… At least tha

  • How To Make A Fortune on AirBnb, Without Owning A Single Home… with Brian Page

    How To Make A Fortune on AirBnb, Without Owning A Single Home… with Brian Page

    12/06/2018 Duration: 38min

    There are very, very few business opportunities out there that truly impress me these days, but what you’ll learn about today from our guest, Brian Page, is one of them.   A few years ago Brian found himself at a point in life where he needed a plan B.   His background was in real estate, but after the market crashed, he found himself on the sidelines.   As many people have over the past few years, he started looking into AirBnb, and saw a huge opportunity there, but there was one big problem…   He didn’t have the funds needed to buy a house that he could list on the platform.   I’ve often thought about buying and renting out properties on AirBnb as well, but I don’t want to spend a substantial amount of money to acquire them.   Well that’s when Brian came up with a solution that rocked my world…   Instead of buying properties, he rented them, and then placed them on the short-term markets of AirBNB, Home Away, and VRBO.   Each home might cost him $2,000 to rent, but he was making $6,000/mo from his AirBnb gu

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