57 episodes

Build With Rob is a show about building amazing companies while building an amazing life. Whether you’re a seasoned or aspiring entrepreneur, climbing the corporate ladder, or seeking to live an optimized, balanced life, Rob Dyrdek’s advice will help propel you toward your goals.

Rob Dyrdek builds & invests in startups, takes them to multi-million dollar exits, and shares lessons along the way. His one-of-a-kind venture creation studio, Dyrdek Machine, is a company that builds companies by systematically fusing art, science and magic to manufacture amazing through a process called The Machine Method.
In each episode, Rob provides mentorship to entrepreneurs looking to grow their companies and achieve the best version of themselves. With each guest laying out their visions for life and business and following up with questions for each, Rob gives actionable advice in his two greatest areas of mastery: building businesses and deep life optimization.
On occasion, Rob sits down with his portfolio partners to discuss how the company was created, how the partnership took shape, and share valuable lessons they have learned along the way.
It’s all about being the best version of yourself, doing the things that give you energy every day, minimizing those that take energy from you, and creating harmony to live an extraordinary life. Rob is here to help you achieve that dream.
Listen to Build With Rob on Apple, Spotify, and most podcast platforms.
To be a guest on the show and talk to Rob about your life and business visions, go to dyrdekmachine.com/guest and submit a video.

Build With Rob Rob Dyrdek

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 180 Ratings

Build With Rob is a show about building amazing companies while building an amazing life. Whether you’re a seasoned or aspiring entrepreneur, climbing the corporate ladder, or seeking to live an optimized, balanced life, Rob Dyrdek’s advice will help propel you toward your goals.

Rob Dyrdek builds & invests in startups, takes them to multi-million dollar exits, and shares lessons along the way. His one-of-a-kind venture creation studio, Dyrdek Machine, is a company that builds companies by systematically fusing art, science and magic to manufacture amazing through a process called The Machine Method.
In each episode, Rob provides mentorship to entrepreneurs looking to grow their companies and achieve the best version of themselves. With each guest laying out their visions for life and business and following up with questions for each, Rob gives actionable advice in his two greatest areas of mastery: building businesses and deep life optimization.
On occasion, Rob sits down with his portfolio partners to discuss how the company was created, how the partnership took shape, and share valuable lessons they have learned along the way.
It’s all about being the best version of yourself, doing the things that give you energy every day, minimizing those that take energy from you, and creating harmony to live an extraordinary life. Rob is here to help you achieve that dream.
Listen to Build With Rob on Apple, Spotify, and most podcast platforms.
To be a guest on the show and talk to Rob about your life and business visions, go to dyrdekmachine.com/guest and submit a video.

    You are never too young to start a company

    You are never too young to start a company

    Entrepreneurialism has no age. Whether you’re 10 or 18 or 75, it’s never too early or late to start a company. Whether your first venture is successful or not, you will learn so much that your next shot will have an even higher chance of making it. Rob started his first company when he was 18 years old, Orion trucks. He went out and signed the biggest skateboarders in the world to be a part of his company. And yet, he made very little money. Why? Inexperience. He allowed himself to be taken advantage of, and in this episode he shares the biggest lessons he learned.
    Then Rob is joined by Alana Andrews, an 18 year-old entrepreneur herself who is an incredibly impressive founder. She has created SWEY, a more health conscious sports drink by gen-Z, for gen-z while still in high school. She’s also an author, a speaker, and a philanthropist. She’s looking for advice on communicating her product’s core value proposition and differentiation in market, as well as maximizing her many amazing initiatives at the same time.
    IG: @sweytoplay
    IG: @alanalandrews
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    • 26 min
    Does your skill set match your business?

    Does your skill set match your business?

    We all have ideas for businesses, but few are qualified to build and run any company they can dream up. In order to set a new company, and yourself, up for ultimate success, you need to assess your prior experience, knowledge, and skills to ensure they map to the type of company you plan to launch. Failure to do so can be a huge mistake, and push you and the business quickly into perilous territory.
    We also have a couple of special guests on this episode. First, Andrew Glazier of Defy Ventures joins us to talk about their partnership with the Do-Or-Dier Visionary Foundation. Defy educates formerly incarcerated people to think with an entrepreneurial mindset and become the CEO of their own life.
    IG: @defy_ventures
    And then Rob speaks to the winner of the DODF See it. Believe it. Do it. Challenge, Carol Madonia. Carol started her idea for a meatball empire in a jail cell, and now has won $10,000 to help accelerate her entrepreneurial journey. She has an amazing story and an incredible spirit, hoping to use her business to help other formerly incarcerated individuals get their lives back on the right track.
    IG: @carolannerecio
    Links:
    Support Defy Ventures at www.defyventures.org
    Check out That Meatball Collective: www.thatmeatballcollective.com
    Subscribe to Dyrdek Machine: https://bit.ly/35RsjMV
    Join our Machinist Community: https://dyrdekmachine.com/become-a-machinist
    Want to be on the show? Sign up here: https://dyrdekmachine.com/guest
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    • 47 min
    Simplifying your product’s value proposition

    Simplifying your product’s value proposition

    You think you know how to pitch the end user value of a product before you even create it. Then you build a company and go through rigorous testing to zero in on the right messaging to entice customers to try your product. Then you put that message out into market. That’s when the real work begins. The consumer reaction may not be exactly what you has hoped. But rather than be married to your original messaging, it’s then time to continue to evolve that value prop until it resonates with a larger audience. This goal is to continue refining until it is simple, clear and unique. Rob uses the evolution of Mindright’s value prop over the last year since launch as a prime example.
    To follow the Mindright story from launch day to now, go back and check out these episodes with CEO Chris “Bernie” Bernard:
    EPISODE 4 https://youtu.be/7HVO7UtWOaY
    EPISODE 13 https://youtu.be/SboaBN_VmRc
    Also in this episode, Rob is joined by Amanda Greenberg, CEO of Balloon. She has built a product to make meetings more effective, which Rob has partnered with prior. Rob has some insights about how she could make Balloon’s value proposition clearer and more valuable. 
    Balloon Website: https://getballoon.com/
    Amanda Greenberg IG: @amanda.k.greenberg
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    • 30 min
    Building wealth to buy back time

    Building wealth to buy back time

    In this episode, Rob shares his philosophy on generating wealth to buy back time. He believes that the key is to truly understand your time and the value of it. The second piece of that equation is, of course, generating the wealth necessary to buy your time back. And finally, it’s realizing exactly where you can spend that money in order to exchange it for time.
    What does this all mean? How can you actually buy time? Rob takes a solo deep dive to share with you his process for building wealth, and explains all of the ways in which he uses his earnings to buy back the most important non-renewable resource in the world.
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    • 24 min
    Applying the Machine Mindset to automate every aspect of your life

    Applying the Machine Mindset to automate every aspect of your life

    Optimizing and automating the systems of your life and business can seem daunting or rigid at first glance, but the secret is remaining highly adaptive. Locking in the processes that manage your life is a crucial first step, but being conscious of the fact that life happens, chaos is unavoidable, and you must be able to be flexible within your systems in order for them to continue to function. 
    In this episode, Rob takes a deep dive on his tried and true systems that make up the Machine Mindset. But operating with a Machine Mindset does not make you a robot. You’re constantly going to be evolving and changing, and that’s the only way your systems will continue to improve over time. So, automate, adapt, and continue to work toward a balanced, harmonious life.
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    • 24 min
    A balanced mind creates a balanced life

    A balanced mind creates a balanced life

    Even if you’re doing everything right externally – waking up early, meditating, eating right, mastering your time and energy – if your mind is being pulled in a million different directions, your life will never be balanced. You ultimately need a balanced mind in order to have quality energy to pursue the things you want in life. An unbalanced mind makes you reactionary, and you lose control of your life. Balance your mind, balance your life.
    Our guest, Clint Norris, has been a staple of Minneapolis public television for years, and now he wants to follow in Rob’s footsteps and take his new TV show vision to the next level. Maybe even MTV. Clint shares his thoroughly detailed vision for “Drop Zone” with Rob and gets some pointers from the master. He also wants to know how Rob prepares himself for the darker times.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
180 Ratings

180 Ratings

godsson2.0 ,

HARMONY OVER HUSTLE

Working more efficiently is the breakthrough I needed.
Loved how Rob was saying “create sustained energy” is key!

tuesdaypaint ,

Building wealth to buy back time -

This episode “Building wealth to buy back time” was so insightful. I had to replay 3 times the part that talked about Time x Energy x Capacity just to absorb the information. So good.

Atlanta Devo Horn ,

Master of Disguise

This guy is the MASTER of disguising nothingness in a velvety taco of descriptive words. Yes he does it eloquently with passion and seeming kindness but there really is no substance. I came starving for some meat and all I got is boned.

Can someone please invent a time machine so I can take back the lost time I’ve spent listening to pure nonsense?

Thank you!

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