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Coach Dan Gordon presents For Badass Entrepreneurs ONLY!

This is the ONLY podcast offering entrepreneurs unfiltered access to the world’s most elite business minds.

Discover the blueprint that hard-hitting entrepreneurs use to achieve massive success in truly badass ways.

His notable guests include:
Phil Q, the man who launched Virgin Records with Richard Branson.Glenn Stearns, the rags-to-riches mortgage tycoon and star of Undercover Billionaire.Jim Katzaroff, the CEO who gave up millions to work on finding a cure for MS.Stormy Simon, the welfare mom who went from secretary to CEO of Overstock.com.
All of Coach Dan’s guests are absolute visionaries in their fields!

For Badass Entrepreneurs ONLY! is the number one podcast for entrepreneurs seeking the ultimate success in business and life!

For Badass Entrepreneurs ONLY‪!‬ Coach Dan Gordon

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Coach Dan Gordon presents For Badass Entrepreneurs ONLY!

This is the ONLY podcast offering entrepreneurs unfiltered access to the world’s most elite business minds.

Discover the blueprint that hard-hitting entrepreneurs use to achieve massive success in truly badass ways.

His notable guests include:
Phil Q, the man who launched Virgin Records with Richard Branson.Glenn Stearns, the rags-to-riches mortgage tycoon and star of Undercover Billionaire.Jim Katzaroff, the CEO who gave up millions to work on finding a cure for MS.Stormy Simon, the welfare mom who went from secretary to CEO of Overstock.com.
All of Coach Dan’s guests are absolute visionaries in their fields!

For Badass Entrepreneurs ONLY! is the number one podcast for entrepreneurs seeking the ultimate success in business and life!

    Million Dollar Machine: The Ultimate Business System - Ernesto Mandowski

    Million Dollar Machine: The Ultimate Business System - Ernesto Mandowski

    Join Coach Dan Gordon and Ernesto Mandowski, founder of the Million Dollar Machine, as they discuss revolutionary systems to scale your service business. Ernesto shares his expertise in building efficient systems that improve revenue, retention, and profit while ensuring entrepreneurial peace of mind. Learn practical steps to avoid overwhelm, set achievable goals, and identify the highest leverage points in your business. This episode is packed with actionable advice and inspiring stories to help you scale your business and live a balanced life.

    Tune in and discover how to transform your business with Ernesto's proven strategies! 

    Five Badass Q&As
    Q1: What causes entrepreneurs to get stuck when starting out?
    A1: Entrepreneurs often try to do everything at once, leading to overwhelm and analysis paralysis.

    Q2: How can entrepreneurs overcome feeling overwhelmed by their to-do list?
    A2: Focus on just three key goals at a time to streamline decision-making and avoid burnout.

    Q3: What is the first step to identifying the root cause of business problems?
    A3: Slow down and analyze the situation, using techniques like asking "why" five times to find the core issue.

    Q4: Why is a project management tool essential for business systems?
    A4: It helps manage multiple clients and complex tasks efficiently, ensuring nothing falls through the cracks.

    Q5: How does Ernesto's program help entrepreneurs implement systems?
    A5: It offers step-by-step guidance, video lessons, and practical exercises to build and automate business systems.

    Five Badass Quotes
    "All badasses got to build. Find someone that's going to help you build." - Ernesto"The business is only as good as the system." - Coach Dan Gordon"If you have three things on your vision board, every decision gets made through that lens." - Ernesto"Project management is the first system every business needs to scale." - Ernesto"Ask yourself what happens if you don't do anything about it." - ErnestoFive Badass Takeaways
    Focus on three key goals to avoid overwhelm.Use a project management tool to manage complex tasks and multiple clients.dentify the root cause of problems by slowing down and analyzing.Implement systems for revenue, retention, and profit improvement.Leverage automation to streamline business processes and increase efficiency.Contact Info

    Website: https://themilliondollarmachine.com
    LinkedIn: Ernesto Mandowski
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/ErnestoMandowski

    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction: Doubling Your Business
    00:36 Welcome to For Badass Entrepreneurs Only
    00:43 Meet Ernesto Mandowski: The Systems Expert
    01:30 Why Entrepreneurs Get Stuck
    02:13 Setting and Achieving Goals
    03:07 Identifying and Fixing Business Problems
    06:17 The Importance of Project Management
    08:30 Implementing the Six Pillar System
    11:58 Leveraging Technology for Business Growth
    13:17 NuCalm: Boosting Productivity and Reducing Stress
    15:14 Joining the Million Dollar Machine Program
    22:21 Final Thoughts and Encouragement
    24:07 How to Connect with Ernesto Mandowski27:01 Conclusion: Take Action Now


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    • 27 min
    From Layoff to 8-Figure Businesses - Feras Alhlou

    From Layoff to 8-Figure Businesses - Feras Alhlou

    Join us in this captivating episode of For Badass Entrepreneurs ONLY! as we welcome Feras Alhlou, the resilient entrepreneur who transformed a layoff into a multi-million dollar empire. Feras shares his journey of relentless learning, adaptation, and facing business highs and lows with unshakable determination. Discover how he built and scaled businesses to seven and eight figures, authored books, and continues to give back through pro bono consulting and mentoring over 150 new businesses. Get ready for inspiring stories, practical advice, and powerful insights from Feras Alhlou. Don't miss this chance to learn from a true badass entrepreneur!

    Five Badass Q&As
    Q1:Coach Dan: What was one of your most challenging moments in your entrepreneurial journey, both financially and personally?
    A1:Feras: One of the most challenging moments was being laid off from a high-tech company as a VP. My heart raced, and my stomach dropped when I was informed. It took days to process and figure out my next steps.

    Q2:Coach Dan: How did you navigate the emotional and psychological impact of being laid off?
    A2:Feras: The emotional aspect was tough. I felt inadequate and unsure about my future. My wife was supportive, and I allowed myself to mourn for a couple of days. I focused on controlling my reaction and building resilience. 

    Q3:Coach Dan: How did you start to rebuild your career after the layoff?
    A3:Feras: I focused on learning and adapting. I accepted that life is full of challenges and that resilience is key. I leveraged my skills, network, and determination to start my entrepreneurial journey and build successful businesses.

    Q4:Coach Dan: What role does continuous learning play in your success?
    A4:Feras: Continuous learning is crucial. I stay open to different perspectives and constantly seek to improve. This mindset has helped me reinvent myself and stay relevant in a rapidly changing business environment.

    Q5:Coach Dan: What advice would you give to someone starting their entrepreneurial journey?
    A5:Feras: Understand that entrepreneurship is challenging. Seek advice from those who have been where you want to go. Learn from others' experiences, stay resilient, and be prepared to adapt and grow continuously.

    Five Badass Quotes
    "Life is full of challenges, but resilience is key.""You can't control what happens to you, but you can control your reaction.""Think of yourself as a constant beta, always reinventing.""Success comes from learning, adapting, and staying open-minded.""Help others whenever you can; it enriches your life and theirs."Five Badass Takeaways
    Resilience is essential for overcoming setbacks.Continuous learning and adaptation are crucial for success.Building strong relationships and a support network is vital.Helping others and giving back enriches both personal and professional life.Clear goals and aligned incentives are key when hiring for your business.Contact Information
    Website: [Startup with Feras](http://startupwithferas.com)
    Facebook: [Startup Feras](http://facebook.com/startupferas)
    LinkedIn: [Feras Alhlou](http://linkedin.com/in/feras-alhlou)

    Chapters
    00:00:00 Introduction to Feras Alhlou
    00:01:00 Feras' Layoff Experience
    00:02:00 Emotional and Psychological Impact
    00:04:00 Building Resilience and Moving Forward
    00:06:00 Continuous Learning and Adaptation
    00:08:00 The Importance of Helping Others
    00:10:00 Feras' Business Ventures
    00:12:00 Hiring and Team Building Advice
    00:15:00 Final Thoughts and Contact Information

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    • 36 min
    Success Strategies Navigating Real Estate Markets - Mike Cuevas

    Success Strategies Navigating Real Estate Markets - Mike Cuevas

    In this special episode of For Badass Entrepreneurs ONLY!, Coach Dan Gordon visits The Real Estate Marketing Dude Podcast with Podcaster Michael Cuevas. Coach Dan discusses embracing change and authenticity in the real estate industry. With the market experiencing significant shifts, he emphasizes building a solid personal brand, serving clients authentically, and facing fears head-on. He shares practical tips on connecting with clients on an emotional level, adapting to industry changes, and continuously learning to improve sales skills. Whether you're a seasoned agent or new to real estate, this episode offers invaluable insights to help you thrive in a challenging market.

    Tune in for a robust conversation to inspire you to take action and elevate your real estate career! 

    Five Badass Q&As:
    Q1: How can real estate agents adapt to market changes?
    A1: Agents can navigate shifts and find new opportunities by embracing change and focusing on authentically serving clients.
    Q2: What is the first step to overcoming fear in real estate?
    A2: Surrender worry and remind yourself that you are safe. Fear limits creativity, so focus on solutions instead.
    Q3: Why is honesty crucial in real estate sales?
    A3: Authenticity builds trust. Honesty about a property's flaws can strengthen client relationships and increase referrals.
    Q4: How should agents handle objections from clients?
    A4: Start by acknowledging their concerns. Understanding and addressing emotions is critical to building trust and providing value.
    Q5: What is the biggest mistake real estate agents make in their sales approach?
    A5: Trying to sell rather than serve. Focus on understanding client needs and providing solutions rather than just pushing products.

    Five Badass Quotes:
    Embrace change; it’s where you learn the most about yourself.Stop selling and start serving people.Honesty builds trust and leads to long-term success.Fear limits creativity; surrender worry to unlock potential.Successful people run towards change and stay within it.Five Badass Takeaways:
    Embrace market shifts as opportunities for growth.Authenticity and honesty are crucial to building client trust.Focus on serving clients rather than just making sales.Address client concerns with empathy and understanding.Continuously learn and adapt to improve your sales approach.Contact Info: Text GAP to 213.409.8366 for a free download of Jumping the Gap, Kill Your Story and Take Action

    Chapters:
    00:00 Introduction and market overview
    02:23 Welcoming Dan Gordon
    05:00 Importance of honesty in real estate
    11:38 Overcoming fear and embracing change
    16:12 Current market challenges and opportunities
    20:06 Dan's book and personal journey
    22:55 Final thoughts and advice

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    • 26 min
    Generating Real Estate Wealth in a Down Market - Gary Wilson

    Generating Real Estate Wealth in a Down Market - Gary Wilson

    Join Coach Dan Gordon as he interviews Gary Wilson, the author of "Global Investor Agent." Gary shares his unique approach to thriving in the real estate market, even during downturns. He reveals secrets to leveraging existing resources, building a solid business foundation, and turning expertise into multiple income streams. This episode is packed with invaluable insights on overcoming fear, expanding services, and achieving lasting success. Whether you're a real estate agent or investor, Gary's practical advice and inspiring stories will help you navigate challenges and grow your business. Tune in for an episode filled with actionable tips and motivation.

    Five Badass Q&As
    Q1: What is the biggest mistake real estate agents and investors make?
    A1: The biggest mistake is not leveraging what you already have. Successful agents and investors must utilize their existing resources and expand their services to include property management, title insurance, and other related services.
    Q2: How do you handle the fear of expanding your business?
    A2: It's essential to recognize that fear is natural. The key is to push yourself, raise the bar, and find ways to overcome challenges. Hiring an implementer who can handle tasks and help manage the business can make a significant difference.
    Q3: What should a real estate agent focus on to grow their business?
    A3: Agents should build a robust contact management system and ensure they provide consistent value to their clients through services like monthly market updates. This keeps clients informed and reminds them of the agent's expertise. 
    Q4: How can someone identify what they are good at and turn it into an income stream?
    A4: Pay attention to what energizes you and what you daydream about. Often, the things you are passionate about are the best business opportunities. Sell the concept, refine it based on feedback, and then build it out.
    Q5: What is the most critical lesson for entrepreneurs?
    A5: Entrepreneurs must master two skills: offering a valuable product or service and managing a business effectively. This includes everything from marketing and operations to customer support and financial management.

    Five Badass Quotes
    Anybody can make money in an up market. The trick is to make money in one that's down.Help enough other people get what they want, and you’ll have no problem getting everything you want.Think of growth as a set of steps. Don’t lift your first foot until the next one is firmly planted.Fear is natural, but your success is on the other side of that fear.Nothing grows unless you bring someone in to do the work.Five Badass Takeaways
    Leverage your existing resources to expand your services and income streams.Push through fear by hiring an implementer and raising your business standards.Consistently provide value to clients with tools like monthly market updates.Identify your passion and turn it into a business opportunity.Master your product/service and business management skills for success.Contact Info Gary Wilson’s Book Global Investor Agent is available on Amazon and Audible.
    Text Wilson to 213-409-8366 for a free book chapter

    Chapters

    0:00 Introduction to Gary Wilson
    3:52 Key to Real Estate Success
    6:34 Leveraging What You Already Have
    10:46 Overcoming Fear in Business
    18:34 Identifying Income Streams
    25:43 Writing and Publishing Your Book
    32:21 The Importance of Saying Yes
    35:50 Final Thoughts and Book Offer

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    • 37 min
    The Secrets of Building a Viral Empire - Brendan Kane

    The Secrets of Building a Viral Empire - Brendan Kane

    Join Coach Dan Gordon as he interviews Brendan Kane, the mastermind behind Hook Point, who has generated over 60 billion views and 100 million followers for the world's biggest brands. Brendan shares insights on creating viral content, understanding social media algorithms, and building authentic connections with your audience. Learn the secrets behind the communication algorithm used by Pixar, and discover how to stand out in a crowded digital world. Brendan also provides practical tips on turning prospects into lifelong clients.

    This episode is packed with valuable advice for entrepreneurs looking to elevate their game and achieve remarkable success. Take it!

    Five Badass Q&As:
    Q1: What are the six ways people perceive content according to your communication algorithm?
    A1: The six ways are feelings and emotions (30%, fact-based (25%, fun-based (20%, values and trust (10%, reflective (10%, and action-based (5%.

    Q2: How did you gain the trust of superstars like Taylor Swift?
    A2: I went through a series of meetings with her team, including her manager, father, agents, and mother. I focused on understanding their perceived challenges and provided tailored solutions to build trust.

    Q3: What are some common mistakes people make when creating content for social media?
    A3: Many people need help understanding the current landscape and rely on outdated strategies like hashtags or posting times. They also try to convey too much information in the first few seconds, failing to grab and hold attention.

    Q4: How do you deal with self-doubt as an entrepreneur?
    A4: I engage in personal development, understanding human psychology, and practicing daily exercises to push past self-doubt. It's about choosing to keep moving forward despite the doubt.

    Q5: What is the key to creating viral content?
    A5: The key is research and understanding why other content goes viral. Analyze successful content to identify performance drivers and apply those principles to your content while maintaining your unique message.

    Five Badass Quotes:
    People don't buy ideas; they buy solutions.Social media is not an one-to-many platform; it's an one-to-one platform.Your job in those first three seconds is to set a clear expectation of what you will deliver.If you keep playing, you’re bound to win once.Authenticity takes many different factors.Five Badass Takeaways:
    Understand how people perceive content to tailor your message effectively.Build trust by understanding and addressing your client's perceived challenges.Focus on creating engaging content rather than relying on outdated strategies.Push through self-doubt by continually learning and growing.Research and analyze successful content to apply those insights to your work.Contact Info: Brendan Kane's website: https://hookpoint.com
    Go Viral Community: https://goviral.hookpoint.com
    Brendan's Book: 1 Million Followers- https://1millionfollowers.com

    Chapters:

    00:00:00 Introduction to Brendan Kane and Hook Point
    00:03:00 The secret to turning prospects into lifelong clients
    00:07:00 Understanding the three-second world and shared content mistakes
    00:16:00 Gaining trust with high-profile clients
    00:25:00 Dealing with self-doubt and the entrepreneurial journey
    00:32:00 Insights from 1 Million Followers and creating viral content
    00:44:00 The importance of research and analyzing content success


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    • 49 min
    AI Targeting Customers on All Digital Platforms - Greg Kalikas

    AI Targeting Customers on All Digital Platforms - Greg Kalikas

    Join Coach Dan Gordon in this episode of "For Badass Entrepreneurs ONLY!" as he interviews Greg Kalikas, a former UFC event promoter who made a significant pivot to digital marketing. Greg shares his journey from promoting MMA events to becoming a national sales director in a top marketing agency. Discover the lessons he learned, the challenges he faced, and the strategies he used to succeed in multiple industries.

    Greg’s story is a testament to the power of saying yes and taking bold steps in uncertainty. Whether you're looking to pivot in your career or seeking inspiration, this episode is packed with valuable insights and practical advice for entrepreneurs.

    Five Badass Q&As
    Q1: How did you transition from event promotion to digital marketing?
    A1: I met with one of my sponsors, a marketing agency. During the meeting, the owner jokingly asked if I wanted to apply for their national sales director position. I applied and got the job, marking my entry into digital marketing.

    Q2: What motivated you to start promoting MMA events?
    A2: I had a lifelong passion for martial arts and a background in sports marketing. When the opportunity arose to promote an MMA event in Cleveland, I decided to take a chance, which turned into a successful business venture.

    Q3: What was the most challenging aspect of managing an event promotion and fighter management company?
    A3: Balancing the responsibilities and ensuring I didn’t overextend myself. The industry was rapidly evolving, and I had to stay ahead while managing multiple aspects of the business.

    Q4: How did you handle the oversaturation of the MMA market?
    A4: I tried to adapt by expanding into fighter management, but eventually, the market became too crowded. I held on too long, which led to financial strain and ultimately selling parts of the business for less than its potential value.

    Q5: What advice do you have for entrepreneurs facing the fear of pivoting in their careers?
    A5: Don’t fear taking risks and say yes to new opportunities. Trust in your ability to learn and adapt. Every experience teaches valuable lessons, and there’s always another opportunity around the corner.

    Five Badass Quotes
    Everything happens for a reason; it’s about finding the lesson in every experience.Being courageous and pretending to be courageous is pretty much the same. I won’t be as passionate about it if it's easy.You must create your luck by being active and taking chances.Never be afraid of doing something just for your selfish purposes.Five Badass Takeaways
    Saying yes to opportunities can open unexpected doors.Passion and drive are crucial to overcoming industry challenges.Balance your business aspirations with your personal life to maintain well-being.Every failure and success provides valuable lessons for future endeavors.Confidence and adaptability are essential traits for entrepreneurial success.
    Contact Info Website: http://yourbusinessmarketer.com
    Schedule a one-on-one: Available on the website.

    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Welcome
    01:00 Greg’s Background and MMA Promotion
    04:00 Launching NWA FS
    07:00 Transition to Digital Marketing
    10:00 Challenges and Industry Changes Noon Balancing Personal and Professional Life
    14:00 Lessons Learned and Advice for Entrepreneurs
    16:00 Greg’s Current Role and Company Overview

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    • 32 min

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Thoughtful questions!

Coach Dan has the distinguished ability to ask very thoughtful and insightful questions.

Each episode dives deep into business and life topics, helping you grow as an entrepreneur and as a person.

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Dan’s show brings insights that so many people need to hear!

I love that Dan is able to bring light to what it really means to pursue success in your life, I enjoy that the message isn’t only about money but how seemingly challenging situations in life are blessings in disguise. Great show!

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