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A Top Rated Podcast for High-Caliber Entrepreneurs & High-Performers. Hear from: Jim Rogers Former Partner of George Soros, Steven Kotler High-Performance Expert and Best Selling Author, Laird Hamilton #1 Big Wave Surfer, Casey Fenton founder of CouchSurfing, Janice Howroyd First Black Female Billionaire, Ron Lynch GoPro Marketing Genius, John Lee Dumas Worlds Top Business Podcaster are just a few of the guests you will find on The Business Method. Get behind the minds of the worlds most successful entrepreneurs and high-caliber people. Series #1: 100 6-Figure Entrepreneurs, Series #2: 100 7-Figure Location Independent Entrepreneurs, Series #3: 100 Major Influencers.

The Business Method Chris Reynolds

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A Top Rated Podcast for High-Caliber Entrepreneurs & High-Performers. Hear from: Jim Rogers Former Partner of George Soros, Steven Kotler High-Performance Expert and Best Selling Author, Laird Hamilton #1 Big Wave Surfer, Casey Fenton founder of CouchSurfing, Janice Howroyd First Black Female Billionaire, Ron Lynch GoPro Marketing Genius, John Lee Dumas Worlds Top Business Podcaster are just a few of the guests you will find on The Business Method. Get behind the minds of the worlds most successful entrepreneurs and high-caliber people. Series #1: 100 6-Figure Entrepreneurs, Series #2: 100 7-Figure Location Independent Entrepreneurs, Series #3: 100 Major Influencers.

    Ep.480 ~ Selling a Company for $170 Million ~ David Hauser

    Ep.480 ~ Selling a Company for $170 Million ~ David Hauser

    David Hauser ~ Founder of GrassHopper.com
    ~ Current Series ~
    100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers
     
    On the mic today we are joined by an individual who sold the company he and his partner built for $170 Million. David Hauser is a serial entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded multiple companies over the years, making his largest exit from Grasshopper.com. David and his partner are 100% focused on building companies that focus on rapid growth, and delayed gratification for themselves. This is how they took Grasshopper to $1 Million in year one, scaling it to $30 Million annual revenue then selling it after 12 years for the amount mentioned earlier for $170 Million. 
     
    David not only co-founded Grasshopper he also started Chargify that was invested into by Mark Cuban himself half a million dollars over a short three email exchange. David founded ReturnPath, SuperFat, invested in Intercom, Unbounce, Broove, The Hustle and 50+ more companies.  He is also a founding member of National Entrepreneurs’ Day, and has been featured in Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30!
     
     02:27  Who is David Hauser?
         11:11  Starting a Company His Second Year in College
         14:23  Making $1 Million While Still in College
         23:47  A Growth Business vs. A Lifestyle Business
         28:25  Making the Decision to Sell for $170 Million
         37:09  Remote Teams vs. Teams in an Office
         39:47  Letting Go of Team Members that Get You to $5 Million But Can’t Get    You to $10 Million
         43:44  Why Happiness & Freedom Don’t Come With Massive Amounts of Money
         51:58  Valuing Experience Over Things
         54:02  Importance of Catching People Doing Good Things
         56:58  How You Do One Things is How You Do Everything
         58:20  Work Hard Be Nice
    01:05:36  Life Changing Books 
    01:10:45  Where to Find David 
     
    Contact Info:
    https://www.davidhauser.com/
     
    Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/david-hauser
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep.479 ~ The Former CEO of Chipotle, Growing it to a $23 Billion Company ~ Monty Moran

    Ep.479 ~ The Former CEO of Chipotle, Growing it to a $23 Billion Company ~ Monty Moran

    Monty Moran ~ Author of Love is Free, Guac is Extra
    ~ Current Series ~
    100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers
     
    Today on the podcast, we have the former CEO of everyone’s favorite Mexican grill, Chipotle.  Monty Moran was the co-CEO of Chipotle, growing their valuation from a few million to $23 billion over his decade with the company. They went from 8 restaurants to 2,000 globally, from a few hundred employees to over 75,000. His whole philosophy of leadership is centered around love. Truly hearing, seeing, and understanding the people around him, and working to make each of the 75,000 Chipotle employees better and happier every day.
     
    Today, the day of this recording Oct. 20th, 2020 is the release of Monty’s book ‘Love is Free. Guac is Extra.: How Vulnerability, Empowerment, and Curiosity Built an Unstoppable Team’. During his time with Chipotle Monty met one-on-one with somewhere around the number of 20,000 Chipotle employees making this a foundation to understand what his employees were going through, and used this strategy to build a culture that took Chipotle from a regional burrito chain to a global superstar. Today, Monty shares behind the scenes of Chipotle, the decision making processes they used, how he managed priorities, and the incredible culture that allowed for this rapid growth!

       02:20  Who is Monty Moran?
       05:21  From Law to Chipotle
       09:06  Building an Awesome Culture
       20:27  Building Empowered Teams
       38:24  Leadership Needs to Care
       43:27  The Importance of Being Vulnerable
       54:06  Strategies for Rapid Retail Growth
       58:04  Monty on Being a Top Performer
    1:10:17  Where to Find Monty
     
    Contact Info:
    http://loveisfree.com/
     
     
    Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/monty-moran
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep.478 ~ He’s 24 & Went From $3k to $20 Million in 1 Year ~ Kevin Zhang

    Ep.478 ~ He’s 24 & Went From $3k to $20 Million in 1 Year ~ Kevin Zhang

    Kevin Zhang ~ CEO of Kreator eCommerce
    ~ Current Series ~100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers
     
    Kevin is a 24-year-old serial eCommerce entrepreneur who has successfully built multiple 7-figure brands and is the CEO of Kreator eCommerce, a global business that features over 60 team members with facilities in 3 countries.
     
    Starting with only $3K saved from a summer job, Kevin became a self-made millionaire at the age of 23, only one year after graduating college.  Although Kevin is young in terms of age, his traditional approach to business basics has helped him to achieve acclaim within the eCommerce community for building a $20+M business in his first year as an entrepreneur.  He is highly sought after as both an investor and strategic advisor for organizations focused on eCommerce and has helped these organizations strengthen their digital strategy, ranging from a luxury fashion brand frequented by A-list celebrities to a 9-figure gaming company.
     
    Kevin is the son of Chinese immigrants who came to America in pursuit of the American Dream, Kevin has a passion for elevating those around him and views eCommerce as a means of extending opportunity to driven, hardworking individuals from all backgrounds. Aside from his own ventures, Kevin is also active in the world of entrepreneurship education. He also focuses his time on Generation E – a movement he founded to provide high quality, free eCommerce education for all. He has a vision for inspiring and empowering one million new entrepreneurs. 

     
        02:15 Who is Kevin Zhang?
        05:19 Hitting $20 Million in 1 Year
        15:15 Choosing Entrepreneurship Over Corporate Success
        18:35 Kevin on His Business Model
        30:05 Using Outsourcing & Automation For Scalability
        44:31 Kevin on Productivity
     1:01:30 Where To Find Kevin
     

    Contact Info:
     
    Website: https://www.kevinzhang.com/hey
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kevinzhangofficial/
     
     
    Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/kevin-zhang
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    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep.477 ~ The Mind Behind the Top Business Podcasts In The World ~ Sachit Gupta

    Ep.477 ~ The Mind Behind the Top Business Podcasts In The World ~ Sachit Gupta

    Sachit Gupta ~ Founder of Platforms Media
    ~ Current Series ~100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers
     
     
    Today we welcome Sachit Gupta to the podcast. Sachit is the founder of Platforms Media and one of the genius minds behind some of the biggest names in the podcasting world today. Sachit has worked personally with Andrew Warner's Mixergy podcast for numerous years and helped Andrew and the Mixergy team create a sustainable,  very successfully monetized podcast, selling $70,000 worth of advertisement for his show in just one day! He was also essential to help Tim Ferriss grow his podcasts working with Tim for  three years, and then Sachit has also helped Seth Godin create and build his podcast as well. 
     
    Sachit has a really great story about how he started out in India and it was his dream to live and build a successful career in the US.  He was inspired, believe it or not, by these three amazing people Tim Ferriss, Andrew Warner, & Seth Godin by reading their books and studying their strategies. He had a dream to meet all three of those entrepreneurs and one day and thank them for how they helped him change his life. Coming around to  full circle, all three of  those people later became clients of his. 
     
    Towards the end of the podcast, we talk deeply about podcasting in today’s world. Sachit actually launched his own personal podcast, getting it up on the Top-25 charts across all  podcasts in the United States. We address where podcasting is going in the next decade, some hacks, tips and strategies that both him and I use for growing our podcasts.  It's an incredible episode. Without further ado, let's hop into the show with Sachit Gupta.  
     
       
         02:00  Who is Sachit Gupta?
         09:38  Sachit’s Journey
          37:46  Getting Advertisers vs Keeping Advertisers
         46:12  Working with Tim Ferriss, Andrew Warner & Seth Godin
         52:59  Strategies to Monetize Podcast
         58:00  Sachit on Launching His Own Podcast
    01:03:25  Using Banners to Advertise
    01:05:45  Podcasting in the next Decade
    01:26:00  Where to Find Sachit

    Contact Info:
    https://www.platformsmedia.com/
     
    Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/sachit-gupta
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    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep.476 ~ 5 Hours in a Sauna, Climbing Kilimanjaro in Shorts, Superhuman Performance Hacker & Author ~ Scott Carney

    Ep.476 ~ 5 Hours in a Sauna, Climbing Kilimanjaro in Shorts, Superhuman Performance Hacker & Author ~ Scott Carney

    Scott Carney ~ Author of Wedge
    ~ Current Series ~100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers
     
    Could you imagine climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in record time with no training? How about spending 5 hours in an 180 degree sauna? Most people think these are nearly impossible feats but our guest today has done them both. 
     
    Today on the podcast we are welcoming back for the second time superhuman performance hacker, investigative journalist, and anthropologist Scott Carney. He is the author of numerous books including the New York Times Bestseller ‘What Doesn’t Kill Us” that talks about his experience studying with Wim Hof who holds 28 world records for various superhuman acts.
     
    From this experience Scott learned how to hack his body, and train his mind to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in record time with no training, and just wearing shorts. Scott also spent 5 hours in a sauna that would kill most humans. He has a new book out titled “The Wedge”. In Scott’s new book, he addresses how people can “Wedge” control over their automatic physiological responses, and control their bodies and minds to perform superhuman tasks.  Scott has worked in some of the most dangerous and unlikely corners of the world as an investigative journalist. He has writings that have appeared in Wired, Men's Journal, Playboy, and Fast Company. He has been the subject of many TV programs including NPR, and National Geographic TV. Scott won the Payne Award for Ethics for his story which tracked an international kidnapping-to-adoption ring, and he is with us on the podcast today. 
     
    Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7mfneAq0s4
       
       02:06: Who is Scott Carney?
       08:32: Optimizing Your Living Space During Covid
       19:07: Altering Your Consciousness
       27:48: Trouble Sleeping? Try This
       37:47: 5 Hours in 180 Degrees
       55:42: Where To Find Scott
     
     
    Contact Info: Scott CarneySkype ID: sgcarneyphone number: 401-489-4116email address: sgcarney@gmail.com
    Website:  http://www.scottcarney.com/Get Scott’s New Book The Wedge: https://www.scottcarney.com/the-wedgeInstagramFacebookTwitter
     
    Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/scott-carney
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    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2q8Q9t78sCL6kNkWlnV1Po

    • 58 min
    Ep.475 ~ The Author of Essentialism ~ Greg McKeown

    Ep.475 ~ The Author of Essentialism ~ Greg McKeown

    Greg McKeown ~ Author of Essentialism
    ~ Current Series ~100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers
    Hey listeners, I want to welcome you all to a very special podcast that we are recording today!  Why is it special?  Because today we have one of my favorite thought leaders and author of a book that is without a doubt one of my top-10 reads of all time. You know when you find a book or a philosophy, or a quote that sings to your soul, and changes everything for you, this author’s book did that for me. 
     
    His name is Greg McKeown and he is the author of Essentialism. Essentialism is a NYTimes Bestseller. It has sold more than 1 million copies around the world, it has been translated in 25 different languages, and voted a Top 20 Book on Leadership by both Amazon and Goodreads. The philosophy of Essentialism has been taught by Facebook, Apple, Pixar, Google, Twitter, and I am sure thousands of other businesses around the world. The ideas and strategies in the book have been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times, Fast Company, Politico, Inc Magazine, Harvard Business Review, NPR, NBC, Fox, & The Steve Harvey Show. 
     
    This book is one book that I couldn’t put down when I read it, I’ve easily recommended it to dozens of people... and also recommend it to all of you. I’ve read it twice now, applied the principles of Essentialism for years, and it will forever be on my bookshelf as a re-readable. 
     
    So, who can get value out of this podcast? I am going to answer that question by quoting a passage from Greg’s book. “Now let me ask you this: have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilised? Have you ever found yourself majoring in minor activities? Do you ever feel busy but not productive? Like you're always in motion, but never getting anywhere?” 
     
    I think guys, that relates to pretty much everyone. We have all been there multiple times in our lives. So, if that relates to you, grab something to take notes and get ready because without further adieu the author of Essentialism, Greg McKeown. 
         02:45: Who is Greg McKeown?
         06:29: Greg on Adapting During Covid
         11:14: The Birth of Essentialism
         15:58: Decision Fatigue
         21:59: Priority Isn’t Plural
         27:23: In Order to Have Focus, We Need to Escape to Focus &          Creating Boundaries
         31:44: How Does Greg Play?
         40:09: The Race To The South Pole
         42:44: Choosing Between Two ‘Hell Yes’ Decisions
     
    Contact Info:
     
    https://gregmckeown.com/
     
    Website: https://www.thebusinessmethod.com/natalie-sisson
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    • 1 hr 1 min

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