62 episodes

Based out of Dayton, Ohio, Randy Johnson hosts a weekly podcast titled Risk Without Regret. The main goal of this show is to inspire and motivate you to follow your dreams, take more risks, build a business around your passions, and have no regrets along the way.

Some episodes, I'll discuss a quote I came across and really dig in deeper for 10-20 minutes. Quotes that mean something to me, and I think deserve to be expanded upon to make you think about them more and how they can relate to you.

The rest of the episodes will be more of an interview format. I'll bring guests onto the show that have an inspiring story to share about their journey. These might range from 30-90 minutes, and some may even pass the 2 hour mark. These amazing people will come from all walks of life and they bring insane amounts of wisdom to the table.

I refer to all of my guests as risk takers. Individuals who didn't follow the typical path, they paved their own. They enlighten us all about how they started their business, or travel the world, or work from their laptop on a beach, or make 7-figures, or even just how their life experiences shaped them into who they are today.

Some are more successful than others, but they all share the same mindset of taking risks, doing what they love, helping others, and living life to the fullest. Enjoy!

Risk Without Regret: Thoughts On Life, Business, Freedom, & Happiness Randy Johnson: Designer, Photographer, Storyteller

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    • 4.9 • 55 Ratings

Based out of Dayton, Ohio, Randy Johnson hosts a weekly podcast titled Risk Without Regret. The main goal of this show is to inspire and motivate you to follow your dreams, take more risks, build a business around your passions, and have no regrets along the way.

Some episodes, I'll discuss a quote I came across and really dig in deeper for 10-20 minutes. Quotes that mean something to me, and I think deserve to be expanded upon to make you think about them more and how they can relate to you.

The rest of the episodes will be more of an interview format. I'll bring guests onto the show that have an inspiring story to share about their journey. These might range from 30-90 minutes, and some may even pass the 2 hour mark. These amazing people will come from all walks of life and they bring insane amounts of wisdom to the table.

I refer to all of my guests as risk takers. Individuals who didn't follow the typical path, they paved their own. They enlighten us all about how they started their business, or travel the world, or work from their laptop on a beach, or make 7-figures, or even just how their life experiences shaped them into who they are today.

Some are more successful than others, but they all share the same mindset of taking risks, doing what they love, helping others, and living life to the fullest. Enjoy!

    5 Year Podcast Anniversary Leads to Finally Creating Videos

    5 Year Podcast Anniversary Leads to Finally Creating Videos

    My Risk Without Regret podcast launched 5 years ago this weekend. I’ve taken too long of a break from it, but it’s time to finally get back. And what better way than to start creating videos on the 5 year anniversary. I’ve been terrified to be on video for so long, but that was just a stupid story I told myself. Zero excuses. Just start and keep going. Let go of perfection, just create now with whatever tools you have. So here’s me rambling for 23 minutes about myself and my podcast and my life and I’m finally ready to get my thoughts and stories back out there. The audio for this podcast was stripped out of the video that's on my YouTube channel (The Ran Plan). Thanks for listening.

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    Website: http://www.RiskWithoutRegret.com
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/theranplan
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/riskwithoutregret
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/riskwithoutregret

    • 23 min
    How Bands Can Easily Increase Their YouTube Revenue

    How Bands Can Easily Increase Their YouTube Revenue

    If you're a musician, you want more people to listen to your music. And you'd prefer to create music full-time. Which means you'll likely need to make money from it. Today's episode talks about various ways to increase your YouTube revenue.

    In the end, you should strive to connect with your fans more. And by giving them more of what they want, you'll also get more of what you want. Some of these strategies (which are probably obvious to most bands) can help you make a few extra bucks, and that should allow you to keep creating more music.

    Leveraging the technology that's available to us these days is cheap or free in some cases. You might as well use it to your advantage and turn your fans into raving fans.


    Everything mentioned YouTube's new monetization rules Every band or musician should have their own merch My YouTube channel Our Last Night I Prevail Bands should have an email list  
    Thanks for listening I hope you loved this episode, and if you did, be sure to share it with your friends, subscribe to the podcast, and leave a quick review!

    • 19 min
    Why Success is a Bad Thing if You’re Doing Shit You Hate

    Why Success is a Bad Thing if You’re Doing Shit You Hate

    Everyone hears the word "success" and instantly thinks of fame and fortune. But we all know (or should know) that happiness doesn't actually come from money. Unfortunately we all have to figure this out for ourselves.

    In this episode I talk about mundane tasks, people hating their jobs, feeling stuck, how money is an incentive to keep you there, going down the wrong path, making changes, how you have plenty of time every week to figure something else out, and asking questions like what do you really want in life. All of this and more. Enjoy!
    I hope you loved this episode, and if you did, be sure to share it with your friends, subscribe to the podcast, and leave a quick review!
      Everything mentioned "Do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life." "If you love the work you're doing, it doesn't always feel like work." 6 Stories That Prove Kobe Was The HARDEST WORKER In NBA HISTORY $1000 Diapers! Haha "How are you ever going to stop doing something you hate if the money keeps rolling in?" Depression, suicide problems for Wall Street bankers "The longer you do anything you dislike, the more painful it is to get out." "If you want to change your situation, you're gonna have to get uncomfortable." "If you want to change your life, change something that you do daily." "A lot of people build a lifestyle around shit that they hate." "If you don't know what you want, any path will take you there." "I hope everybody could get rich and famous and will have everything they ever dreamed of, so they will know that its not the answer." -Jim Carrey Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond "Sure, you might make a lot of money someday, but are you really successful if you don't have freedom and you're not happy?" "People know that money won't buy them happiness, but everyone has to find out for themselves."   Related reading Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur   Thanks for listening Be sure to subscribe to the podcast here and I can't wait to share the next episode with you soon! And feel free to leave a comment below with any feedback or questions that you have.

    • 21 min
    Why Strippers & Bartenders Should Be Using Tinder

    Why Strippers & Bartenders Should Be Using Tinder

    Regardless if you're a stripper or a bartender or neither, I think this episode might give you some new ideas to think about. No matter what niche or industry you're in, there are always random ways to mix things up.
    Check out the complete show notes here: RiskWithoutRegret.com/strippers
    Thanks for listening! Be sure to subscribe to the show and leave a review if you have a second.

    • 20 min
    Why My Monthly Subscription Boxes Failed and What I'd Do Different Next Time

    Why My Monthly Subscription Boxes Failed and What I'd Do Different Next Time

    So about a year ago, I wanted to create my own monthly subscription box for my Low Label clothing brand. Everyone was doing them and I thought I could build something cool too. I had no idea what I was doing so it was a lot of trial and error, until I ultimately shut it down at the end of 2017.

    Throughout this episode, I explain the details of my monthly box and why it was a failure (even though most failures are great learning experiences). I talk about why it probably didn't work out, and then I go into some ways that I would do a subscription box differently in the future. This would definitely be helpful to anyone considering going down this path, and I'm sure you can pull a few tips out of this one.

    I hope you loved this episode, and if you did, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and leave a quick review!


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    Everything mentioned Low Label
    @MiniTruckScene
    @HotRodAvenue
    #38 – How I Started Mini Truck Scene and Went From Photography to Apparel
    Club Low Private Facebook Group
    Online Shop Master Course
    Merch From Scratch Master Course
    ShipStation
    @EatGoodShit


    Thanks for listening Be sure to subscribe to the podcast here and I can't wait to share the next episode with you soon! And feel free to leave a comment below with your feedback and any questions you have.

    • 42 min
    The Hard Work Puts You Where The Good Luck Can Find You

    The Hard Work Puts You Where The Good Luck Can Find You

    Here's a super short episode, only 3 minutes in length. I posted this quote on my personal Instagram a couple months ago (@bigran82). I wrote a long caption explaining my thoughts on it and how it relates to my life. I turned that caption into audio and now it's available through my podcast.

    Here's the text version of this episode:

    So much work over the past week, and it continues into another late one tonight.

    I think we are all lucky at times, but no one is lucky 24/7. Someone called me lucky again the other day, because sometimes my social media gives off the impression like I don't work at all, like I'm just traveling all the time or eating at Chipotle everyday or just sleeping. Like that's all I do. Haha

    I just work hard behind the scenes, although if you've followed my Snapchat (minitruckscene) for the past few years, you'd see what my daily life is like.

    I really enjoy my life, but 80% of the time it would look extremely boring from an outsider's perspective. Like here's my computer, here's a book, here's my food, here's a movie I'm watching, here's the orders I'm shipping, here's the music I'm listening to, etc.

    But that 20% or less of my time overpowers the majority. It blinds people and makes them forget what my daily life is like. Most of my waking hours are spent either: at my desk on my computer, in bed or on the couch updating social media accounts & responding to emails, or in some random place working from my laptop.

    But that's boring so I don't show it all the time. By not showing it all the time, I might have this image sometimes of extreme success with little to no work. Far from the truth. And I know I can make things look easy at times, but it took many years of work for it to appear that way.

    So maybe I should start posting more of my daily life (even though I think I'm extremely transparent on all social networks) so people can better understand what it takes to do the things I do.

    It's not easy by any means, and I don't think it's for most people, but it's 100% available to everyone. I just had a stronger push to go for it, and that opened my eyes. Maybe some day I can give that same push to hundreds or thousands of people.

    What are your thoughts on all of this?

    Back to work at 2:04am, at my desk, that I've been at for 4 hours, and before that I was on the couch updating social media til I passed out for a few hours.

    The ingredients are simple, but cooking the recipe can be challenging at times. Make it anyways. @riskwithoutregret #ranplan

    I hope you loved this episode, and if you did, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and leave a quick review!

    Most of these episodes are 30-60 minutes, so I'm trying out some shorter ones to get some feedback. Comment below if you dig these bite-size episodes better. Thanks!


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    Thanks for listening Be sure to subscribe to the podcast here and I can't wait to share the next episode with you soon! And feel free to leave a comment below with your feedback and any questions you have.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

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55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Brooke Craven ,

Awesome Podcast

Randy host of Risk Without Regret highlights all aspects of small businesses in this can’t miss podcast. The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Ajordan2400 ,

Awesome podcast!

Very real. Upfront and motivating!

Jason Reaves ,

Diverse and growing Podcast

I’ve been listening since the first episode and I can say that it gets better all the time. Randy has come to be more and more comfortable delivering his story and the story of others. His interviews are informative and inspiring. I can’t recommend this podcast enough!

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