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How much more successful would you be if you had lunch once a week with an insanely successful entrepreneur who shared their biggest secrets on how they think and achieve success? Well, now you can! Grab your seat at the table as successful entrepreneurs reveal their step-by-step strategies, fascinating stories, great wine, travel hacks and other delicious tidbits each week with serial entrepreneur/business strategist, Roland Frasier.

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How much more successful would you be if you had lunch once a week with an insanely successful entrepreneur who shared their biggest secrets on how they think and achieve success? Well, now you can! Grab your seat at the table as successful entrepreneurs reveal their step-by-step strategies, fascinating stories, great wine, travel hacks and other delicious tidbits each week with serial entrepreneur/business strategist, Roland Frasier.

    Your Seat At The Table With Gary Vaynerchuck: How He Thinks About Investing and Business Deals.

    Your Seat At The Table With Gary Vaynerchuck: How He Thinks About Investing and Business Deals.

    In this episode, we have the honor of sitting in with Roland Frasier, his business partner Ryan Deiss, and Gary Vaynerchuck. Gary is excited to talk about things he doesn’t discuss often, and we’re excited to share the high-level conversation with you.
    Gary Vaynerchuck needs no introduction. BUT, in case you don’t know much about him... In the late 90s, after identifying “the internet” as a land-grab opportunity, Gary transitioned his father’s local liquor store into one of the first wine e-commerce platforms resulting in growing the family business from $3-60MM in sales during a 5-year period. Vaynerchuk's career spans startups, retail, marketing, and investing. He co-founded the restaurant-reservation app, "Resy", which was acquired by American Express and he’s the chairman of VaynerX, a communications company that holds media properties, technology companies, and a social-media agency.
    “I’m excited now, this is stuff I don’t talk about… I want to thank you for putting in the work.. to make this happen today and I think it led to some really interesting conversation…I really appreciate when people care about their audience”. Gary Vaynerchuck.
    Listen Today For How he thinks about Business in terms of: 1) H.R
    2) Product to Market Fit
    3) Operations
    4) Consumer Behavior
    On investing based on the people (he bets on the jockey, not the horse). Gary’s investing formula:  50.1% the person and 49.9% he has to fundamentally believe in what the product is going to do. How he vets people using; 1) Extremely specific questions about things that he knows a lot about
    2) Finding out about their origin story
    3) Intuition.
    What he has in common with Mark Zuckerberg. Plus, The unstoppable will that’s the key in every success story. His insights on Uber as he looks back at how their success evolved. The next big thing he’s preparing for and where he expects it to be. His approach of seeing things early, and waiting. “I’m on a mission to give the best advice of the moment, every moment, with the hopes  that I can have a mix of what happens - which is people thanking me for REALLY helping them build their business, OR, being historically correct so that I can trade on that currency.” Gary Vaynerchuck
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    References Mentioned In This Episode Gary’s Story.
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    • 42 min
    Exceed Your Growth Goals By Positioning Your Business In The Tailwind Of Trends, With Roland Frasier

    Exceed Your Growth Goals By Positioning Your Business In The Tailwind Of Trends, With Roland Frasier

    Are You Running Up The Down Escalator? Do you see other business owners having success and making it look so easy and wonder why it always seems so hard for you? If you’re having a hard time increasing the sales, profits or value of your business, you might just be running up the down escalator.
    McKinsey studies have shown that the fastest-growing companies are those in fastest growing industries.
    When your business embraces a current upward trend it’s amazing how much easier everything is, it’s like having the tailwind at your back. No matter how good your product or service is, if you’re fighting against a downward trend everything will be ten times harder.
    Become a Trend-aware person. Consciously design your business to take advantage of trends as they come and go. 
    “You’re only limited by your own ability to be creative and adapt your business to the trends happening around you right now”. Roland Frasier
    Ask yourself • How can you adapt your existing product line or service offering business to incorporate one or some of these trends?
    • Which geographic areas are growing the fastest?
    Don’t limit yourself to the places you’ve always known and have always operated. If that’s daunting, look for partners who already have a foothold or distribution channel in those markets.
    15 Major Long Term Trends To Watch & Incorporate For Fast Business Growth 1 Aging of many countries’ populations.
    2 The rise of blockchain technologies.
    3 The incredible popularity of CBD.
    4 Voice search.
    5 Artificial Intelligence as a service (AIAAS).
    6 5-G Data networks.
    7 Autonomous driving.
    8 Personalized predictive concierge medicine.
    9 Anti-Aging.
    10 Organic everything.
    11 Computer vision.
    12 The Internet Of Things.
    13 Virtual Reality.
    14 Augmented Reality.
    15 The Artisanal-ized economy.
    How will you position your business in 2020 to benefit from the tailwind of trends to help meet and exceed your growth goals?
    If you’ve been listening for any length of time, you’ll understand that Roland knows what he’s talking about and is speaking from a depth of experience and research. Read more about our host Roland here and to dig in further, sign up on our home page for exclusive content from Roland to your inbox.
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    • 5 min
    Traffic Secrets With Chad Hamzeh: A Step By Step Strategy For Winning Campaigns

    Traffic Secrets With Chad Hamzeh: A Step By Step Strategy For Winning Campaigns

    Before Chad Hamzeh was an online traffic expert and the founder of multiple businesses, he was a professional MMA fighter. You may have come across his Traffic Black Books which our host Roland Frasier rates highly. 
    As a successful and sought after media buyer, Chad lets us behind the curtain in this episode. If you’re looking for a detailed Ad strategy there is A LOT to gain from listening in today. They get stuck into concrete steps that you can use in your online marketing.
    “Our space is a crowded space - lots of places these days are crowded spaces now because it’s never been easier to get something up and going”. Chad Hamzeh
    Listen Today For His first step into making money online. How he came to start an agency by accident. Why he loves organic traffic and paid traffic over SEO. How to find the creatives that work and the types he prefers to lean on. What opened the doors for Chad to get into larger scale Media buying. The smart move he made to quickly hire a quality team. A step by step funnel example. How to stand out in a crowded space. Why looking at Lifetime Customer Value makes the cost of campaigns make sense. The profitable role of follow up emails. The likely reason you “can’t crack this Facebook thing”. His thoughts on paying for premium ads. Roland’s Good, Better, Best recommendation for Chad. How to best get started with ONE traffic source, and when Pinterest is the best bet. Overlooked traffic sources! What you can expect to pay a Media Buyer and the person who does Creatives and creative strategy. And so much more! “If you need to turn one dollar into ten very quickly, buy email traffic. I haven’t seen a source that converts as well on the first touchpoint. Rent someone’s email list”. Chad Hamzeh
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    References Mentioned In This Episode Chad’s Traffic Books 
    Funnel Flux 
    For Deep analytics Glew
    Order Metrics
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Media: A Major Growth Lever For Super Fast Business Growth, With Roland Frasier

    Media: A Major Growth Lever For Super Fast Business Growth, With Roland Frasier

    Want to grow your business faster than you ever thought possible? Moving into a new year and a new decade Roland drops podcasts to help you tap into FAST business growth. If you’ve been listening for any length of time, you’ll understand that Roland knows what he’s talking about and is speaking from a depth of experience and research. Read more about our host Roland here and listen today for a strategy he has used time and time again to move the needle in his companies.
    To dig in further with Roland, sign up on our website for exclusive content from Roland to your inbox. We’ll be dropping another sit-down interview this Wednesday, so take a moment to subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Roland will be continuing this series next week.
    Get Your Offers In Front Of More Eyeballs If you want to acquire more customers extremely fast, you need to get your offers in front of more eyeballs! You can do that in several ways, but all of them require media.
    Paid Media - Highly effective but constrained by cash and return on Ad spend. Social Media - Wonderful. But limited because you don’t have unfettered access to the channel because you don’t OWN the channel. Search Media - Extremely effective because people are in the market for the kind of thing you’re selling. Remember to includes Amazon and YouTube as search engines... but Search Media has its own set of challenges, especially with algorithms changing all the time.  Earned Media - Everything from viral content to news coverage - basically P.R. The only problem with earned media is that you’re at the mercy of a fickle market and there’s also no guarantee that the content will lead to sales. Owned Media - this includes your newsletters, blogs, customer and prospect lists, podcasts, email lists, live events - any platform that you own and control that allows you to communicate on a 'One To Many' basis. A Major Growth Lever - Owned Media  "Your own ability to access more customers is only limited by your ability to access more media. You can do that through paid, search, social or owned media, but owned media is forever." - Roland Frasier
    The other types of media are controlled by third parties who’s agenda and financial interests absolutely differ from yours. You level the playing field and ensure your continued access to renewable sources of new products and customers when you own your own media.
    Long Term Strategy: “Best time to grow your own media is years ago, and the second-best time is now”. - Roland Frasier
    It's a long game, and worth the effort. But we're talking about FAST business growth here so...
    Short Term Strategy (The Fast Track): If you want to skip all the effort and hassle of building your own media and avoid relying on third party media, consider buying it from someone else! Acquire other people’s media (“OPM”).
    Want a hundred eyeballs on your next piece of content? Acquire a Twitter Channel with 100 followers. Want a thousand people to see your next video? Acquire a YouTube channel with 10,000 subscribers. Think you could sell more of your product if 10,000 people could see your webinar offer? Acquire a blog with 10,000 unique monthly viewers. Wish you could immediately access an extra 100,000 email addresses? Acquire a business that already has strong open and click-through rates. Tune in next week to hear more on this! 
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    • 6 min
    How To Raise Money, Replace Limiting Beliefs And Close Mega Million Dollar Deals, with Brad Blazar

    How To Raise Money, Replace Limiting Beliefs And Close Mega Million Dollar Deals, with Brad Blazar

    At age 23, author, coach and entrepreneur Brad Blazar quit college and became the J. R. Ewing of the family. This was brought to an abrupt stop in the late '80s due to The Reform Act and collapsing oil prices, but it was not about to slow him down. 
    Brad went on to find his true passion in life, raising money and helping people. He has raised billions of dollars in recent years for investment sponsors and those in real estate, in addition to closing the largest sales for multiple companies. Now Brad consults with companies needing access to capital and speaks on entrepreneurship after the success of his book.
    “I tell entrepreneurs you don’t need to have all the answers and understand everything when you open the doors to your business, but you need to commit and take action and keep moving forward.” Brad Blazar
    Listen today as Roland and Brad talk through his story and the lessons he has learned along the way. This is a fascinating episode and it will certainly help you to close more sales, raise capital and UP your game! To dig in further with Brad, check out his coaching website.
    “It's not enough to identify limiting beliefs… Let's replace that with a positive one, and ask yourself, what do successful people do that I’m not doing? Beliefs are reinforced by habit.” Brad Blazar
    Listen Today For The hard questions that most salespeople don’t ask, that would help them close. Why he decided to consolidate and dissolve his oil business, and if he would do it again. His thoughts on getting a degree and how to get the most out of college. How writing down your goals will 5X your earning. What he would tell people who see market changes coming to their successful businesses. His theory on Blamers, Dreamers, and Game-changers. Which one are you? Why you need to lead with your value and not with what you do. What to look out for if you want to hire someone else to raise money for you. A strategy and script for calling prospectives over the phone. The mindset that makes you more resilient to rejection, makes cold calling easier. Five Steps To Raising Capital Step 1 Buy a list of high net worth accredited investors (google it online). Target affluent zip codes, households with an income of 3-400 k, a home valued at 1.2 million and aged between 55 and 72 years old.
    Step 2 Do a mail merge and invite them to a (free) nice dinner or event (listen for a sample script).
    Step 3 At the event, be sure to dress professional but not over the top. When everyone is seated, introduce yourself and give a solid powerpoint presentation with an accompanying folder. In that folder, Brad recommends having third party articles surrounding what you’re doing, and a one-page fact sheet that highlights the opportunity. During the evening provide a time for networking and Q&A, and let them know that you’ll be following up in the next few days.
    Step 4 For those that are interested, schedule one-on-one time, if possible at their office, otherwise at a country club or at their home. Make it as easy for them as possible.
    • Bring a PPM, any financial projections, and extra copies for their friends and contacts.
    • Let them know with absolute confidence that you are going to treat their money as if it’s your own (listen for more details).
    • Tell them about your team and how you’re going to report.
    • Offer to go WITH THEM to talk it over with their CPA or Attorney (and they may even end up wanting to invest too!)
    “People of wealth have a sixth sense. They can tell when you’re not talking to them eyeball to eyeball. You have to walk in strong. People like to do business with people they perceive are just like them. If you don’t have the confidence there’s no chance in hell of closing that sale.” Brad Blazar
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    References Mentioned In This Epis

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Long AND The Short Of It : Five Strategies For Building Long Term Wealth, With Roland Frasier

    The Long AND The Short Of It : Five Strategies For Building Long Term Wealth, With Roland Frasier

    Which receives most of your efforts: Building your income or building your wealth? This episode is the fourth and final episode in a mini-series from Roland for those of you who want to get the balance between building long term wealth and sustaining high income. In today’s episode, Roland focuses only on the long game and shares 5 strategies that have worked well for him, including four that are often missed.
    In the last few weeks, Roland focused on ‘the short of it’; three episodes packed with strategies and steps. Make sure you go back and listen to episodes 115, 117 and 119. But today Roland hones in on how you need something that will replace the income that you’re earning.
    A Good Long Term Plan Is Accomplished By: Passive Income (that can increase alongside inflation) or, Through sales of appreciated assets (after taxes) that will provide from-your-efforts income replacement. “A good long term plan should provide enough wealth assets to replace your ‘from your efforts’ income for the rest of your life - post-earning years”. Roland Frasier.
    Listen Today For Five Proven Strategies For Building Long Term Wealth 1) Real Estate is one of the best wealth building assets that you can find and there are a million ways that you can get involved. You can do it with no money down and you can play both the long term and the short term game with Real Estate.
    “Real Estate has been a constant throughout my life. I’ve built, owned, flipped or held more commercial or residential real estate than I can remember”. Roland Frasier
    2) Software As A Service Subscription (SASS) Companies. Recurring businesses have an advantage over other business models and are much more appealing to investors because they are always looking to mitigate risk, therefore businesses with guaranteed sales are appealing.
    “You don’t have to know how to code to start or own a SASS company. A lot of people don’t realize that. You just have to know someone else who does - bring them in as a partner. Buy in or earn in.” Roland Frasier
    3) Buying and Selling Businesses - Just as you can buy real estate with no money down, fix it up and sell it on, you can purchase businesses with no money down and do the same. You can frequently obtain third party financing, a version of seller financing or partner into businesses. It’s not nearly as difficult to obtain as you might imagine. This has been one of the greatest wealth-building opportunities that Roland has found. 
    Roland goes into this in-depth in his LEGS Intensives (Leverage, Exit, Grow & Scale). 
    4) Equity Investing - Taking ownership in companies in exchange for providing value. You provide services or resources in exchange for options, stock or some form of ownership in someone else business. It’s a win-win.
    We have a whole episode on this here.
    5) Trend-Based Investing In Insider Private Companies That Have Momentum
    Listen for why Roland doesn’t care for the public stock markets for investing, nor for startups, he does love Investing in private companies that are already operating.
    Roland looks to come in early as a passive investor when he believes they can quickly exit based on
    • Trend favored focus
    • Great team
    Listen for what he conspicuously does not invest in for the long term, and why.
    In Conclusion Don’t get lost in only creating and building income, and don’t get lost in only creating and building wealth, create a strategy for building both. Know how much income you need to live the life that you want. Build your active income and use it to create passive income and wealth assets. 
    To dig in further with Roland, sign up on our home page for exclusive content from Roland to your inbox. We’ll be dropping another sit-down interview this Wednesday, so take a moment to subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Roland will be continuing this series next week,

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