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Sam Parr and Shaan Puri brainstorm new business ideas based on trends & opportunities they see in the market. Sometimes they bring on famous guests to brainstorm with them.

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Sam Parr and Shaan Puri brainstorm new business ideas based on trends & opportunities they see in the market. Sometimes they bring on famous guests to brainstorm with them.

    How to hijack attention: Lessons from jingles, candy crush, and betting sites

    How to hijack attention: Lessons from jingles, candy crush, and betting sites

    Episode 609: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) break down the genius marketing tactics used by the brands you can’t get out of your brain–no matter how much you want to. 


    Show Notes: 
    (0:00) The history of jingles (Bring them back!)
    (11:07) Prediction: Polymarket is going to be massive
    (21:25) The wisdom on the crowd phenomenon
    (26:36) How gaming apps hunt for whales
    (31:00) Corporate Slang That Doesn't Exist But Should



    Links:
    • DatPiff - https://www.datpiff.com/
    • Polymarket - https://polymarket.com/




    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    Need to hire
    ? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd


    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth
    • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/


    My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano

    • 46 min
    3 Startup Ideas: Mouse Jigglers, Employee Monitoring Softwares and Photoshop Copycats

    3 Startup Ideas: Mouse Jigglers, Employee Monitoring Softwares and Photoshop Copycats

    Episode 608: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) react to the $22M "fake-work" app, mouse jigglers & Ryan Serhant’s Netflix show.

    Show Notes: 
    (0:00) Devices helping the overemployed cheat on their bosses
    (6:50) $22M ARR side hustle catching mouse jigglers
    (8:36) Career polygamy support at r/overemployed
    (11:18) Is this a good strategy for financial freedom?
    (15:58) Big Desk Energy
    (20:22) Life hack: Intentional internet consumption
    (26:58) Indie hacking on steroids
    (32:44) Shaan tries a self-driving car, becomes evangelist
    (36:50) Secondary effects of autonomous vehicles
    (40:16) Ryan Serhant’s Netflix show
    (45:28) Don’t try to be noticed; try to be great. 


    Links:
    • Hubstaff - http://hubstaff.com/
    • Teramind - https://democompany.teramind.co/
    • Mouse Mover - https://tech8usa.com/
    • r/overemployed - https://www.reddit.com/r/overemployed/
    • Overemployed - https://overemployed.com/
    • Beehiiv - https://www.beehiiv.com/
    • Big Desk Energy - http://bigdeskenergy.com/
    • Brian Koppelman blog - https://briankoppelman.com/
    • Photopea - https://www.photopea.com/
    • Pikimov - https://pikimov.com/
    • Waymo - https://waymo.com/
    • Sellit.com - https://sellit.com/


    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth
    • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/


    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd

    My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano

    • 56 min
    Our buddy sold his app for $200M in just 6 weeks?!

    Our buddy sold his app for $200M in just 6 weeks?!

    Episode 607: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk to Dan Porter ( https://x.com/tfadp ) about selling his app for $200M after just 6 weeks plus stories about Richard Branson, Ari Emmanuel & building cult brands.


    Show Notes: 
    (0:00) Intro
    (1:29) Story behind OMGPop gaming company
    (5:23)Creating viral mobile game Draw My Thing (now Draw Something)
    (12:02) 25 million users a day, 1 million drawings every 5 seconds
    (24:10) Zynga bought the game for $200M 6 weeks after launch
    (32:30) The real power of money
    (38:32) Working with Richard Branson and Ari Emmanuel
    (47:44) Building Overtime (creating a brand that is part of culture)
    (52:28) The Travis Scott effect
    (1:06:45) Dan's life advice 


    Links:
    • Overtime - https://overtimeelite.com/


    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd


    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth
    • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/




    My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano

    • 1 hr 18 min
    How To Go Beast Mode As A Founder

    How To Go Beast Mode As A Founder

    Episode 606: Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) brings you 24 minutes of raw motivation. Think of this as an angry love letter to kick off your week.


    Show Notes:
    (0:00) Peter Thiel’s One Priority Philosophy
    (4:30) 3 lies you’re telling yourself
    (7:55) Zuck closes a $1B dollar deal in 48 hours
    (13:41) The Collison Installation
    (16:13) Lead bullets v Silver bullets
    (18:51) When to sprint
    (20:44) The 3 Big Questions


    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd


    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth
    • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/


    My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano

    • 27 min
    How I Made My First $1M - The Andrew Wilkinson Story

    How I Made My First $1M - The Andrew Wilkinson Story

    Episode 604: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk to Andrew Wilkinson ( https://x.com/awilkinson ) about how he went from a $6.50/hr barista to millionaire in just 4 years. 

    Show Notes: 
    (1:00) From barista to billionaire
    (1:40) Andrew’s 1st level up: From day job to self employed
    (3:26) Shaan 1st money made as an entrepreneur
    (4:40) Sam’s 1st money as an entrepreneur
    (7:15) Andrew’s 2nd level up: From self employed to boss 
    (8:40) From selling your time to selling other people's time
    (9:30) Book: The E-Myth (Thinking of your business as a machine) (10:10) Andrew makes his first million dollars profit
    (12:00) Robert Kiyosaki’s cashflow quadrant
    (13:20) Andrew’s 3rd level up: Incubating Businesses - The decathlon of failed businesses
    (17:00) Andrew sells one of his businesses and creates a nest egg
    (18:45) Andrew discovers Warren Buffet’s teachings and starts learning to invest.
    (19:48) Andrew's 20% rule
    (20:33) Sam's pauper tendencies
    (22:58) Andrew starts angel investing
    (24:00) Andrew starts hiring CEOs and removes himself from his businesses
    (28:30) Poker v Roulette in investing
    (31:20) Andrew’s 4th level up: Taking his company public and reaching the end goal. However money didn’t buy happiness. 
    (33:46) What’s the actual amount that will make you happy?
    (34:37) Business is a good way to build relationships
    (35:35) Figuring out your annual burn rate
    (36:48) The goals every entrepreneur should have. Launchpad. Enough. Life’s Work
    (38:23) $10M = financial freedom
    (41:28) It doesn’t take a special skill set to get to financial independence
    (46:41) Shaan’s learns about the deferred life plan 


    Links:
    • Never Enough - https://www.neverenough.com/ (⬅️ Andrew’s book!)
    • The E-Myth - https://shorturl.at/h7Q1J
    • Rich Dad Poor Dad - https://shorturl.at/S28Dd
    • How To Get Rich - https://shorturl.at/pGTSm


    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth
    • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/


    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd

    My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano

    • 59 min
    The Simple Newsletter Making $20M+ A Year With 1 Employee

    The Simple Newsletter Making $20M+ A Year With 1 Employee

    Episode 603: Sam Parr ( https://twitter.com/theSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( https://twitter.com/ShaanVP ) talk to Kevin Van Trump ( https://x.com/KevinVanTrump ) about his journey from rural farm kid, to commodities trader, to creator of a farm newsletter that’s making $20M/year. 


    Show Notes: 
    (0:45) How Sam met Kevin, then got his mind blown
    (2:05) Shaan's reaction at his 1st Farmcon experience (Corn futures and options trading)
    (4:35) The farmer's theory of the old bear and the young bull
    (5:00) How Kevin's newsletter inspired Shaan to start Milk Road
    (6:25) Breaking down The Van Trump Report ($18M ARR run by 4 ppl)
    (8:05) Rural farm kid gets into trading
    (12:28) Farmers operating at the highest level
    (13:50) Ag Swag
    (16:18) The Van Trump Business Model "People buy value not price"
    (19:00) The customer continuum
    (20:43) Poker vs chess
    (23:57) The decision to do nothing is still a decision
    (25:04) Trader v investor
    (28:20) How most people should be building wealth
    (32:37) Why the wealthy are getting into agriculture
    (33:55) The succession plan for farms
    (36:00) The economics of professional bull riding
    (39:14) The come up of FarmersOnly
    (41:15) How to buy a farm
    (44:32) Wearables for livestock
    (45:18) Blockchaining farms
    (47:55) Kevin's take on lab-grown meat
    (50:00) Opportunity zones: air, shelter, food, water
    (52:35) New trend: trade schools
    (54:24) Roll ups for wealth creation
    (55:30) How to gain new perspectives (purposefully)
    (57:50) Windows vs doors



    Links:
    • FARMCON - https://www.farmcon.com/
    • The Van Trump Report - https://www.vantrumpreport.com/
    • AgSwag - https://agswag.com/
    • Bid On Beef - https://www.bidonbeef.com/
    • AcreTrader - https://acretrader.com/
    • Zoetis - https://www.zoetisus.com/



    Check Out Shaan's Stuff:
    Need to hire? You should use the same service Shaan uses to hire developers, designers, & Virtual Assistants → it’s called Shepherd (tell ‘em Shaan sent you): https://bit.ly/SupportShepherd


    Check Out Sam's Stuff:
    • Hampton - https://www.joinhampton.com/
    • Ideation Bootcamp - https://www.ideationbootcamp.co/
    • Copy That - https://copythat.com
    • Hampton Wealth Survey - https://joinhampton.com/wealth
    • Sam’s List - http://samslist.co/






    My First Million is a HubSpot Original Podcast // Brought to you by The HubSpot Podcast Network // Production by Arie Desormeaux // Editing by Ezra Bakker Trupiano

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

Bennievero ,

Fun and actionable

I always finish an episode with a new thought, idea, level of ambition or more fuel to my fire.

E. McC ,

The best

I listen to way too many podcasts and I’ve got to say this is one of the only ones that I regularly look forward to a new pod dropping⚡️ highly recommend

JJkollins ,

Becoming more hustle stuff now

Used to be good business stuff, now it’s mostly “HERE’S HOW THIS GARDENER BECAME A MILLIONAIRE IN 3 WEEKS”

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