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We feature the stories of entrepreneurs and marketers, especially beginning SaaS companies. Our mission is to share business strategies, mindset, philosophy, and marketing techniques with our listeners. After each show, we want you to walk away with something that will move your business forward. Our entrepreneurs offer incredible advice for beginners to veterans mostly from experience in the tech industry.

20 Mile March Podcast Gabriel Hershberger

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We feature the stories of entrepreneurs and marketers, especially beginning SaaS companies. Our mission is to share business strategies, mindset, philosophy, and marketing techniques with our listeners. After each show, we want you to walk away with something that will move your business forward. Our entrepreneurs offer incredible advice for beginners to veterans mostly from experience in the tech industry.

    TMM028: The Power of Masterminds and Habits

    TMM028: The Power of Masterminds and Habits

    How can masterminds and habits exactly help accelerate your business?

    In this episode, Ronan Leonard aka “The Mastermind Guy” breaks down all the nuts and bolts – from the concept of masterminds to the keys in establishing your own successful mastermind groups.

    First things first: masterminds – what are they? How many people do you need to form an effective group? How frequent should you meet? How do you effectively qualify the people who wants to join you? What if you like being a lone wolf?

    We’ve discussed all the answers to these and more. Plus, you’ll be treated to an insightful conversation about habits and their power to directly impact your business now.

     



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    Ronan Who?






    Ronan Leonard was just 23 when he found himself in a sinking cruise ship off the wild coast of South Africa. This didn’t discourage him from moving forward and he proceeded to build a successful cruise ship career for 9 years after the incident.

    He grew his first casino party company business from just 2 casino tables to running the largest gaming events company in Australia.






    That was then.

    Now, Ronan has a business connecting small business owners to support groups through the innovative concept of virtual masterminds, which he is passionate about.

    He believes we’ve lost our connection to a “tribe“ –  a community that will help you solve your problems and accelerate your learning, and that there is more value in making real peer-to-peer connections than paying external contractors who have no vested interest in your success.

     





    “99% of your business problems already been solved. You just need the right people to connect to that can help you.”

    -Ronan Leonard

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    Timestamp:

    [02:20]  Why he’s passionate about connecting people through masterminds

    [08:22] Optimal size of a mastermind group

    [10:07] Getting personal in masterminds – is it important?

    [12:19] Frequency of mastermind meetings

    [13:30] Format in conducting mastermind meetings

    [20:20] The Dot System

    [29:40] Being more intentional in your habits and goals

    [32:26] On having different levels in masterminds to fill in the gaps in learning

    [35:53] Following influential people on social media

    [38:01] Information vs relevancy in your business

    [41:33] How he qualifies people he works with in a mastermind

    [43:26] Best way to connect with Ronan Leonard



    Useful Links:

    Ronan Leonard:

    Facebook — LinkedIn — Twitter — Medium

     

    Happy Charting:

    Website >>> http://www.eccountability.io/

    Facebook Page 



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    • 47 min
    TMM026: How Andy Burgess Met Gary Vaynerchuk

    TMM026: How Andy Burgess Met Gary Vaynerchuk

    Would you like to meet Gary Vaynerchuk? 🙋 I would.

    In this episode, Andy Burgess leaves clues on how he did just that. In 2017, he created a story everyday. That’s 365 stories that are edited in high production vertical style. 

    This later led him to meet the legendary man himself Gary Vee.

    What did I discovered…



    * Andy is a talented filmmaker and editor. That’s easy to see very quickly. (I struggle with adding a subtitle. 😂)

    * He’s passionate about it and truly creative. Andy loves waking up and creating. There’s nothing else he’d rather be doing.

    * Andy does it everyday and so he keeps honing his craft. Leaving others in the dust.

    * He’s authentic and you can tell that by watching his stories. Because of his genuineness, people can relate to him.



    Listen to the podcast as we take a closer look at a Snapchat and Instagram practitioner!



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    Andy Who?

    Andy Burgess is a Snapchat and Instagram filmmaker and storyteller. A native of United Kingdom, he quit his job to move to New York City to hone his content creation skills. There, he started making cinematic Snapchat stories that soon took him to the limelight.

    He is currently working with big brands such as Forbes and CollegeHumor to travel around the world and document his journey. Other brands such as Samsung have worked with him to promote their products.

    He recently spoke in VidCon Australia and was one of the chosen ones to meet and talk to Gary Vaynerchuk. To date, he has continued to follow his passion and share his journeys with the world.

     





    “If it’s something you really enjoy and you’re doing it, you’re gonna continue doing it.”

    -Andy Burgess

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    Time Stamp:

    [02:47] Where his idea of doing daily snaps came from

    [04:23] How he craft his stories

    [06:01] How he met Gary Vaynerchuk

    [08:47] How he makes a living with Snapchat

    [09:41] How he works with big brands in creating campaigns

    [14:09] His feelings on Influencer Marketing

    [26:35] His personal view on documenting vs creating content online

    [32:14] His goals this year on creating content

    [34:47] His thoughts on vertical film-making and how he made it work for it

    [40:49] His message for people who wants to grow their Instagram and/or Snapchat accounts

    [48:32] Where you can find Andy Burgess in social media



    Useful Links:

    Social Media Links:

    Andy Burgess:

    Snapchat >>> @andyyburgess

    Facebook — Instagram — LinkedIn — YouTube





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    • 50 min
    TMM025: Chatbots, Mindset, and Marketing Advice

    TMM025: Chatbots, Mindset, and Marketing Advice

    What does it take to build a successful chatbot in less than a year?

    What about this Facebook investigation?

    We answer all these questions on this episode with another amazing chatbots builder Stephen Bradeen. Have a listen if you are a chatbot creator, marketer, or agency owner… or just planning to be one. 🙂

    Apart from this, you’ll also understand the mindset, routines and practices Stephen Bradeen used that made him successful in his very first year of being an entrepreneur.

    He has been giving back to the community of bot builders on Facebook helping others succeed. Stephen is definitely a winner, because of how he is showing up for others.  If you’re a new entrepreneur yourself, you’ll love this episode.



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    Stephen Who?

    Stephen Bradeen is a software entrepreneur who is currently the CEO and Founder of OnSpotAutomations. He left the Toronto film industry behind and took a leap of faith by joining The Foundation (Dane Maxwell and Andy Drish).

    I had the privilege of knowing him inside Bot Academy, a bot building school run by Andrew Warner. Since then, he has successfully skyrocketed his entrepreneurship journey through his own chatbot agency which helps businesses grow through Facebook Messenger Bots.



    “One of the biggest hurdles [I think] for people is stepping out of something they don’t like and stepping into something that is more like their dream is being able to feel happiness first.”

    -Stephen Bradeen

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    I agree with Stephen that the Facebook pause shouldn’t last too much longer. It is scary to not have control over certain aspects of your business. But, Facebook bots or automated Messenger conversations are not going away.

    Ultimately, more regulations will be good for bot builders. Let’s face it. It’s been like the wild wild west and some bad eggs used chatbots to spam the crap out of people. Thankfully, those bad actors have had their Messenger bots shut down (or will soon).

    Meanwhile, keep improving your bot copywriting skills, prospect for more clients, do more demos, etc. There’s still plenty to do in the chatbot space.



     

    Time Stamp:

    [3:46] One of the biggest hurdles for people in stepping into their dream

    [6:01] His view on chatbots and are chatbots here to stay?

    [12:17] On his consulting business in relation to chatbots

    [16:46] On his daily routines and habits

    [18:16] His meditation method

    [22:22] Looking for positive could change your life

    [23:35] The book he’s currently reading & the lessons in it

    [25:40] His thoughts on chatbot platforms

    [27:17] His opinion on Facebook regulations & pausing of chatbot creation

    [30:57] The blind spot for many bot builders nowadays



    Useful Links:

    Social Media Links:

    Stephen Bradeen:

    Facebook — Instagram — LinkedIn





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    • 36 min
    TMM024: Nomaan’s Fitness Journey: How He Lost 50 Pounds

    TMM024: Nomaan’s Fitness Journey: How He Lost 50 Pounds

    Desiring to shed some extra pounds?

    What was his winning combination?

    In this episode, Nomaan shares his fitness journey with you. How did he shift his mindset to lose those extra pounds and make the decision for better health. What were the changes he made to his diet. Was hiring a personal trainer key to his success, or part of a multi-faceted program.

    I still don’t know what a slow-carb diet is, haha.

    If you’re looking for an inspiration to shed those extra pounds you’ve had with you, then this might be your best episode.



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    Nomaan Who?

    Nomaan Alwi is an experienced electrical engineer who specializes in industrial automation and B2B consulting. He runs his own system integration company Veritas Automation. Nomaanwas the very first guest of Twenty Mile March Podcast. It’s an honor to have him back!

    Recently, Nomaan decided to make a shift in his life for better health. This led him to an obsession with his fitness and helping others like him. Although he initially got started to better his own health by losing 50+ pounds so far, he is now inspiring others like him to do the same.

     



    “As long as your body is getting the right micronutrients that it needs, then your body automatically does not crave all the unhealthy food.”

    -Nomaan Alwi

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    Time Stamp:

    [01:00] Nomaan’s health background

    [06:35] His peak weight

    [08:25] The beginning of change in his health

    [11:00] The small change in his diet

    [13:07] Hiring his first personal trainer

    [13:49] How Nomaan applied slow carb diet on his own

    [15:36] Proper science behind organic foods

    [20:39] How he used his Instagram feed to document his journey

    [23:17] The minute overview of what things worked for him

    [27:03] What he can help you with

    [27:15] How you can reach Nomaan Alwi



    Useful Links:

    Social Media Links:

    Nomaan Alwi:

    Facebook — Instagram — LinkedIn





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    • 30 min
    TMM023: Do Something That Inspires You Everyday

    TMM023: Do Something That Inspires You Everyday

    What inspires you?

    What is it that makes you crawl out of bed when the sun rises?

    From having troubles in waking up earlier every morning to taking a picture of the sunrise every day for an entire year, Anthony Johnson shares his own journey of finding his own inspiration, awareness, and self.

    We also discuss being prepared for every opportunity that comes along your way, what to do when you feel stuck at the beginning, and how to stay accountable to stick through the journey.



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    Anthony Who?

    Anthony Johnson is the creator of CaptureTheSunrise – a project he started as an experiment to help him wake up earlier which led him to greater awareness by reflecting on the most important things about life every morning.



    He’s also an entrepreneur who owns his own marketing consulting business called SpiralOut Consulting LLC – a company that’s geared towards helping startups and small businesses become more successful.





    “It’s not about searching for something out there. It’s really more about looking inside of you.”

    -Anthony Johnson

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    Time Stamp:

    [02:26] The beginning of Capture The Sunrise project

    [08:20] Finding yourself and putting yourself out there by doing something unique

    [09:36] The fear of being judged and being under a magnifying glass

    [12:58] Being prepared to take advantage of opportunities

    [19:43] Trying something to explore your creativity and putting yourself out there

    [23:02] How to stay accountable with yourself

    [29:28] What to do when you’re stuck at the beginning

    [39:45] His entrepreneurship journey on consulting

    [46:35] The big shift he had that changed his business

    [54:15] Anthony’s final message of inspiration

    [56:05] Where to find Anthony Johnson



    Useful Links:

    Websites:

    Capture the Sunrise – Spiralout Consulting – Anthony J Johnson Photography

    Social Media Links:

    Anthony Johnson:

    Facebook — Instagram — LinkedIn

     

    (*Disclaimer: My posts may contain affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, you won’t pay a penny more, but we’ll get a small commission, which helps pay for the podcast.)



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    • 58 min
    TMM022: What Makes The School Of Bots Unique

    TMM022: What Makes The School Of Bots Unique

    Ever heard of School of Bots?

    If you haven’t, you’re about to remember that name.

    In this episode, Kyle Willis shares his own journey to entrepreneurship, how the partnership for School of Bots was formed, the growing pains and lessons in starting this business and how they overcame that, and a whole lot more.

    We then delve into what really makes School of Bots unique, how they can help you start your own bot agency, and the support each students gets.

    (*Disclaimer: My posts may contain affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, you won’t pay a penny more, but we’ll get a small commission, which helps pay for the podcast.)



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    Kyle Who?

    For Kyle Willis, the journey began from washing cars in Newport Beach, California to having found hugely successful mentors who took him under their wing to teach him everything to be successful in business.

    He was on his way to being financially comfortable at a fairly young age, but he wanted to do more than just be an employee.



    After hearing Zuckerberg speak about chatbots at the F8 Conference, he co-founded Ineffable Marketing and School of Bots – one of today’s leading Chatbot Marketing Agency and Chatbot Schools – with Natasha Takahashi. Listen to episode TMM020 where I interview with Natasha.





    “You’re gonna get a hundred no’s before you get a ‘yes’.”

    -Kyle Willis

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    Time Stamp:

    [03:39] Kyle’s feeling about voice bots

    [10:00] Kyle’s entrepreneurship journey

    [20:40] How he and Nastasha Takahasi (co-founder) formed the partnership for School of Bots

    [22:56] What do people get in School of Bots that’s unique

    [29:03] Building and managing bots vs running School of Bots

    [31:00] Learnings from the growing pains of running his own start-up bot agency

    [34:20] Advice for selling bots to get your first paying client

    [40:32] How they help a wide range of learning styles

    [47:25] The purpose of the 20 Mile March Podcast



    Useful Links:

    Free training on building a bot agency*

    Website >>> School of Bots* 

    Website >>> https://www.ineffablemarketing.com/

    Social Media Links:

    Kyle Willis:

    Facebook — Instagram — LinkedIn

    School of Bots:

    Facebook — Facebook Group — Linkedin

     

    (*Disclaimer: My posts may contain affiliate links. If you buy something through one of those links, you won’t pay a penny more, but we’ll get a small commission, which helps pay for the podcast.)



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    • 52 min

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Came across the TTB reporting SaaS talk. Great idea, and great idea to interview this guy. The field needs disruption, and podcast listeners need a voice like Gabriel to bring it to us. Thanks guys!

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1 episode got me more than $700 worth of client work per month!!! 5 Stars!!!

So I was going through my facebook newsfeed and I saw this post about the Twenty Mile March episode and Ben Adler talking about LinkedIn.

I didn't know why I clicked on the link but I did! Lo and behold, what I got was 25 minutes of gold!!!

Episode 7 guys if you want to listen to it. Ben teaches you the hacks on how to get people in your linkedin network and use that as a funnel to get paying clients!!

I'm also using another hack that Ben taught for an in person demo for a pharma company in the next 2 weeks!

And of course, Gabriel does a mighty fine job of interviewing since he really pulled out all the golden nuggets from the guest.

I super highly recommend you listen to that episode and listen to all the other episodes as well.

Who knows, you might end up getting your dream clients as well :)

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