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We're on a mission. We're going to find and uncover the smartest, most successful entrepreneurs on the planet. Explore their highs, their lows and how they ultimately mastered the game. I'm Martyn Cook and I'm excited to welcome you to the Smarter Destiny Podcast. I'm grateful for you and your time, now let's level up together.

    #142 - Dash Lilley on Becoming An Entrepreneur, Developing An Alternative To Alcohol And Managing A 7-Figure Company

    #142 - Dash Lilley on Becoming An Entrepreneur, Developing An Alternative To Alcohol And Managing A 7-Figure Company

    Dash Lilley is the cofounder of Three Spirit, a non-alcoholic functional drinks company. Dash has created plant-based, alcohol-free drinks that contain remarkable ingredients for a fantastic alternative to alcohol for a happier, healthier and more connected night out. Today he will share his story, from becoming an entrepreneur to trying out different ingredients and combinations to create a social elixir and a 7-figure company. All this and much more, up next.

    Bullet points

    (00:37) Intro

    (02:27) The uniqueness of the name Dash

    (03:59) The start as an entrepreneur

    (11:44) Getting out of the business and looking for the next thing

    (13:32) Getting into non-alcoholic spirits

    (18:48) Trying ingredients and combinations

    (29:29) Overcoming the most common objections from customers

    (32:37) Where to find out more

    (37:32) Rapid fire question round

    (37:51) If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money?

    (38:56) What is the most common or biggest mistake that leaders make?

    (40:22) How do you identify a good business partner?

    (41:19) What is one of your proudest moments?

    (42:42) What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know?

    (46:02) What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful?

    (48:53) What book (or books) changed your mindset or life?

    (52:05) What advice would you give your younger self?

    (52:24) What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out?

    (54:38) What makes you happiest?

    (55:30) Any asks or requests for the audience?

    • 57 min
    #141 - Rebecca Louise on How Not to Start a Business, Finding Your Target Demographic and What Platform You Should Use

    #141 - Rebecca Louise on How Not to Start a Business, Finding Your Target Demographic and What Platform You Should Use

    Rebecca Louise is an international fitness entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Rebecca Louise Fitness, best-selling author of It Takes Grit, and founder of the BTES Fitness App. A continual content creator and empowerment-focused influencer, Rebecca strives to make fitness and success accessible to the masses through her numerous platforms and courses. Rebecca’s mission to help others overcome excuses and achieve lasting change has garnered her 2 M followers on Instagram and half a billion views on YouTube.

    Bullet points

    (00:41) Intro

    (02:52) The start as an entrepreneur

    (06:29) Being on a TV show and working with a mentor

    (10:19) Moving to London to work at a bank

    (12:21) Moving to America to become a pilot

    (16:11) Auditioning in America and getting the role

    (18:37) Creating a different channel

    (20:03) Building a following in 2021

    (22:21) Building your personal brand

    (23:51) What platform should you use?

    (25:31) What does your team look like now?

    (28:37) Developing the BTES app

    (32:23) Where to find out more

    (33:58) Rapid fire question round

    (34:16) If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money?

    (34:49) What is the most common or biggest mistake that leaders make?

    (35:36) Who is a great leader (alive or dead) and why?

    (36:24) How do you hire top talent?

    (37:13) What is one of your proudest moments?

    (38:04) What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know?

    (38:51) What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful?

    (40:16) What book (or books) changed your mindset or life?

    (41:03) What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about?

    (46:38) What advice would you give your younger self?

    (48:15) What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out?

    (49:58) What makes you happiest?

    • 54 min
    #140 - Salvatore Notaro on Struggling With Anxiety And Depression, The Importance Of A Healthy Diet And Taking Social Responsibility

    #140 - Salvatore Notaro on Struggling With Anxiety And Depression, The Importance Of A Healthy Diet And Taking Social Responsibility

    Salvatore Notaro is the founder and managing director of Vivo Life, an 8-figure brand that sells natural plant-based health and fitness supplements. Vivo Life is on a mission to empower and inspire people to live their full potential whilst supporting the planet we live on and the animals we share it with. Salvatore is using his brand to make the world better, not just by helping their customers, but actually serving real world problems. VIvo Life has planted more than 360,000 trees and removed 55,000 kg of plastic from the ocean. In today's episode, Salvatore will share his story, from struggling with anxiety and depression, to becoming a successful entrepreneur. All this and much more, up next.

    Bullet points

    (00:32) Introducing

    (02:22) Struggling with anxiety and depression

    (06:38) The start as an entrepreneur

    (09:08) The turning point: Starting to manufacture

    (12:05) The manufacturing process

    (16:03) Developing new products

    (17:52) Inspiring people through responsible marketing

    (18:49) Funding the business

    (26:42) Where does most sales come from?

    (27:37) Where does most traffic come from?

    (30:07) Influencer marketing

    (32:03) Adding value through content creation

    (34:53) Retail

    (35:51) Taking social responsibility: Planting trees, removing plastic from ocean and doing carbon neutral deliveries

    (46:34) Where to find out more

    (46:49) Rapid fire question round

    (47:07) If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money?

    (48:04) What is the most common or biggest mistake that leaders make?

    (49:39) How do you hire top talent?

    (51:45) What is one of your proudest moments?

    (53:14) What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know?

    (54:16) What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful?

    (57:00) What book (or books) changed your mindset or life?

    (58:25) What advice would you give your younger self?

    (01:00:16) What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out?

    (01:01:37) What makes you happiest?

    (01:02:54) Any asks or requests for the audience?

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #139 - Luke Wren on Finding Your Rhythm, Forming Good Habits And Setting Your Week Up For Success

    #139 - Luke Wren on Finding Your Rhythm, Forming Good Habits And Setting Your Week Up For Success

    Luke Wren is the founder of The Unbalanced Entrepreneur. Luke helps entrepreneurs find their rhythm and be their best version of themselves through coaching, masterminds and one-on-ones. He is also an international speaker, and has shared stages with the likes of Tony Robbins, Dean Graziosi and many more. In today's episode, Luke will share his story, from painting houses for 8 dollars an hour, to becoming a successful entrepreneur, coach, speaker and author. All this and much more, up next.

    Bullet points

    (00:39) Intro

    (02:50) Hell on the Hill

    (08:30) The start as an entrepreneur

    (14:13) Getting into coaching

    (22:06) Habit formation and overcoming obstacles

    (23:52) Selfish vs self-first

    (25:41) Being balanced

    (28:18) Setting your week up for success and enjoying the journey

    (32:39) Sharing your vision and being a great leader

    (35:39) Where to find out more

    (37:09) Rapid fire question round

    (37:31) If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money?

    (37:56) What is the most common or biggest mistake that leaders make?

    (39:10) Who is a great leader (alive or dead) and why?

    (39:49) How do you hire top talent?

    (43:43) What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know?

    (44:10) What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful?

    (47:36) Audio journaling

    (49:09) What book (or books) changed your mindset or life?

    (50:00) What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about?

    (51:43) What advice would you give your younger self?

    () What was your biggest challenge starting in business and how did you overcome it?

    (53:44) What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out?

    (54:39) What makes you happiest?

    (56:29) Any asks or requests for the audience?

    • 59 min
    #138 - David Hauser on Why You Shouldn't Be Friends With Your Cofounder, How To Make 100 K During High School And Sell A Company Twice

    #138 - David Hauser on Why You Shouldn't Be Friends With Your Cofounder, How To Make 100 K During High School And Sell A Company Twice

    David Hauser is a serial entrepreneur, founder of Repeat Capital, a massive firm that buys SaaS and ecommerce companies. He has bootstrapped the company Grasshopper to $30 M in annual recurring revenue and sold it to Citrix for $175 M. He also built another company, Chargify, which he sold not once, but twice. David has made over 100 angel investments, and most recently purchased the incredible brand, Perfect Keto, housed under Airbag Ventures.

    Bullet points

    (00:49) Intro

    (03:03) The start as an entrepreneur

    (05:26) Buying the first computer and the early projects

    (07:27) Making 100 K during high school

    (10:17) The next project: Choosing between going to college and building startups

    (12:00) Going to college and learning to mature in a safe environment

    (16:10) Why you shouldn't be friends with your cofounder going in

    (19:13) How to find the right cofounder for you

    (20:51) Why you should tell everyone your ideas

    (22:18) Aligning core values and having complementary skills

    (24:43) Selling Chargify twice

    (31:16) Making over 100 angel investments: SaaS, ecommerce and others

    (33:58) Switching industries: Making an impact with physical products

    (36:10) Combining SaaS and physical products

    (40:44) How to choose what to invest in

    (43:09) The biggest opportunities for ecommerce brand owners today

    (46:40) The problem with Amazon

    (52:29) Rapid fire question round

    (52:56) If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money?

    (53:19) What is the most common or biggest mistake that leaders make?

    (53:47) Who is a great leader (alive or dead) and why?

    (54:27) What is one of your proudest moments?

    (55:12) What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know?

    (55:52) What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful?

    (56:31) The newsletter

    (56:57) What book (or books) changed your mindset or life?

    (58:38) What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about?

    (01:01:36) What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out?

    (01:03:38) What makes you happiest?

    (01:06:00) Any asks or requests for the audience?

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #137 - Linzi Boyd on Building Brands, Making An Impact And Changing The World

    #137 - Linzi Boyd on Building Brands, Making An Impact And Changing The World

    Linzi Boyd is the founder of BoB Earth and Unite on Purpose, author of Brand Famous and global speaker. With over 25-years experience working with brands, Linzi teaches entrepreneurs, business owners and brands how to change their way of thinking from the old school profit and revenue to thinking in terms of impact and making the world a better place. Linzi’s superpower is spotting trends and figuring out where the world is moving and how we can get ahead of the curb and leverage that vision to make our business more impactful.

    Bullet points

    (00:53) Intro

    (02:49) The start as an entrepreneur

    (06:44) Walking away from the industry and starting a fourth business

    (00:24) What is BoB Earth?

    (14:21) Why is it important to you to make an impact?

    (21:24) How to start to pivot

    (30:07) Building a foundation and a commercial business model

    (31:33) Unite on Purpose

    (35:26) Where to find out more and The Race to Impact The World

    (38:08) Rapid fire question round

    (38:28) If you ever had to start again, how would you make your impact?

    (39:04) What is the most common or biggest mistake that leaders make?

    (39:36) Who is a great leader (alive or dead) and why?

    (40:18) What is one of your proudest moments?

    (41:24) What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know?

    (43:13) What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful?

    (44:21) What book (or books) changed your mindset or life?

    (46:48) What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about?

    (50:14) What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out?

    (51:29) What makes you happiest?

    (52:38) Any asks or requests for the audience?

    • 53 min

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