60 pippa.io The Mentors https://thementors.co en All rights reserved entrepreneurship,motivation,insparation,founder,creator Sergei & Vadim Revzin No B.S. stories of underdog entrepreneurs telling… No B.S. stories of underdog entrepreneurs telling you exactly how they did it, hosted by twin brothers who have mentored hundreds of founders all over the nation. Music by: http://purple-planet.com/ No B.S. stories of underdog entrepreneurs telling you exactly how they did it, hosted by twin brothers who have mentored hundreds of founders all over the nation. Music by: http://purple-planet.com/ no The Mentors info+5c0dda3b3110bd0757b7aeb3@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5c0dda3b3110bd0757b7aeb3/show-cover.jpg https://thementors.co The Mentors https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/the-mentors Getting 51 Meetings In 9 Days - Live Interview At A Bar Getting 51 Meetings In 9 Days - Live Interview At A Bar Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:26:22 GMT 7:54 5c4549ec9a208a742ed91958 no https://thementors.co/podcast/getting-51-meetings-in-9-days-live-interview-at-a-bar/ A conversation with an NYU student working to validate their business idea full This week we decided to interview 3 sets of entrepreneurs that Sergei works with, right at the end of a two week program where they had to speak with as many prospective customers as possible to try to validate their business idea. 


We spoke with a student named Kanishk who had some really creative ideas for how to meet as many doctors and other healthcare professionals as possible in less than 2 weeks. He discusses what worked, what didn't, and how this process was instrumental in helping them figure out what kind of business they can build for healthcare professionals. The founders also told us how they were able to use this process to secure their first pilot customer.

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This week we decided to interview 3 sets of entrepreneurs that Sergei works with, right at the end of a two week program where they had to speak with as many prospective customers as possible to try to validate their business idea. 


We spoke with a student named Kanishk who had some really creative ideas for how to meet as many doctors and other healthcare professionals as possible in less than 2 weeks. He discusses what worked, what didn't, and how this process was instrumental in helping them figure out what kind of business they can build for healthcare professionals. The founders also told us how they were able to use this process to secure their first pilot customer.

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<![CDATA[How Four Brothers Got A Deal On Shark Tank For Their Skincare Brand, Nardo's Natural]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:01:14 GMT 40:00 5c3ea7bd83b1f9d572f0be09 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/how-four-brothers-got-a-deal-on-shark-tank-nardos-natural full In their first two years of business, the founders of Nardo's Natural bootstrapped their business to $30,000 in sales. Even though the four brothers had to figure out how to make this money last to fund all of the operations of their business, they were confident that there was a massive opportunity in their coconut oil skin care line. Their customers loved their products, and they had to make it work. 


In this episode Danny Mastronardo, one of the brothers and owners, tells us exactly how the team got their first distribution deal at a 5 Diamond Rated Resort Hotel, and how they quickly became the highest selling product in the whole resort. The team was able to use their family focused brand to close their initial deal, and started building relationships with more and more hotels in the area. Two years later, one of the brothers came across a then new show called Shark Tank and they decided to send an email to the producers on a whim. 


Danny tells the hilarious story of how the brothers broke all the rules to get selected to pitch on the show, and why they were ultimately successful in closing a deal with Barbara Corcoran. The advisor and mentor relationship with Barbara continues to this day, and has helped them land multiple appearances on Good Morning America, ultimately growing their brand to millions of dollars. Today, the brothers have diversified their revenue streams to include private label and contract manufacturing, launching over 250 brands in the last year alone. 

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In their first two years of business, the founders of Nardo's Natural bootstrapped their business to $30,000 in sales. Even though the four brothers had to figure out how to make this money last to fund all of the operations of their business, they were confident that there was a massive opportunity in their coconut oil skin care line. Their customers loved their products, and they had to make it work. 


In this episode Danny Mastronardo, one of the brothers and owners, tells us exactly how the team got their first distribution deal at a 5 Diamond Rated Resort Hotel, and how they quickly became the highest selling product in the whole resort. The team was able to use their family focused brand to close their initial deal, and started building relationships with more and more hotels in the area. Two years later, one of the brothers came across a then new show called Shark Tank and they decided to send an email to the producers on a whim. 


Danny tells the hilarious story of how the brothers broke all the rules to get selected to pitch on the show, and why they were ultimately successful in closing a deal with Barbara Corcoran. The advisor and mentor relationship with Barbara continues to this day, and has helped them land multiple appearances on Good Morning America, ultimately growing their brand to millions of dollars. Today, the brothers have diversified their revenue streams to include private label and contract manufacturing, launching over 250 brands in the last year alone. 

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How To Get What You Want By Letting Others Win How To Get What You Want By Letting Others Win Mon, 14 Jan 2019 03:37:00 GMT 7:43 5c3bf672fc61101069961e47 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/how-to-get-what-you-want-by-letting-others-win Three effective techniques to help you be more persuasive full The art of persuasion comes down to understanding human behavior and what people want. In business and in life it's a very powerful tool, and while everyone has a different approach to persuading others, aggressively trying to force your way is usually not effective in the long run. 


In this week's 5 Minute Pick Me Up, Vadim talks about how he was able to convince two YMCA employees to give him a free hat this week, and how we've used the same approach in sales to get past gatekeepers and reach important people. 


You will learn: 


1) How being nice to people is likely to make them want to help you

2) The importance of respecting authority and existing processes 

3) Why building a human connection is more important than being right

4) How to come up with creative solutions to empower others

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The art of persuasion comes down to understanding human behavior and what people want. In business and in life it's a very powerful tool, and while everyone has a different approach to persuading others, aggressively trying to force your way is usually not effective in the long run. 


In this week's 5 Minute Pick Me Up, Vadim talks about how he was able to convince two YMCA employees to give him a free hat this week, and how we've used the same approach in sales to get past gatekeepers and reach important people. 


You will learn: 


1) How being nice to people is likely to make them want to help you

2) The importance of respecting authority and existing processes 

3) Why building a human connection is more important than being right

4) How to come up with creative solutions to empower others

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Going From Employee To Entrepreneur With Author Steve Glaveski Going From Employee To Entrepreneur With Author Steve Glaveski Wed, 09 Jan 2019 05:54:01 GMT 36:30 5c358c79ecc892297b8d6c6d no https://thementors.co/podcast/going-from-employee-to-entrepreneur-with-author-steve-glaveski/ full The path to doing what you love is not always straight forward, and sometimes the hardest part of becoming an entrepreneur is figuring out what you don't know and trying to fill those gaps in knowledge as quickly as possible. Before he became an accomplished author, successful entrepreneur, and popular podcast host, Steve Glaveski, author of Employee to Entrepreneur, was there himself, which is why he decided to write a book that provides a blueprint for people that want to be freed from the corporate world and learn how to become creators and entrepreneurs. 


In this interview Steve describes how he went from being a corporate employee that didn't feel purpose in his life to starting multiple successful businesses and building a life where he can create impact for the world. He provides highly tactical and actionable advice describing exactly how he built his businesses, from how he scheduled hundreds of meetings with prospective customers and leveraged press to raise money, to the actual tools that he uses to automate tasks and accomplish all of his goals. 


We also discuss what Steve did to grow his team at his current company, Collective Campus, a corporate innovation and startup accelerator, and why he thinks it's so important to outsource certain parts of your job as quickly as possible to focus on high value activities like business development and strategy to accelerate your business growth.  

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The path to doing what you love is not always straight forward, and sometimes the hardest part of becoming an entrepreneur is figuring out what you don't know and trying to fill those gaps in knowledge as quickly as possible. Before he became an accomplished author, successful entrepreneur, and popular podcast host, Steve Glaveski, author of Employee to Entrepreneur, was there himself, which is why he decided to write a book that provides a blueprint for people that want to be freed from the corporate world and learn how to become creators and entrepreneurs. 


In this interview Steve describes how he went from being a corporate employee that didn't feel purpose in his life to starting multiple successful businesses and building a life where he can create impact for the world. He provides highly tactical and actionable advice describing exactly how he built his businesses, from how he scheduled hundreds of meetings with prospective customers and leveraged press to raise money, to the actual tools that he uses to automate tasks and accomplish all of his goals. 


We also discuss what Steve did to grow his team at his current company, Collective Campus, a corporate innovation and startup accelerator, and why he thinks it's so important to outsource certain parts of your job as quickly as possible to focus on high value activities like business development and strategy to accelerate your business growth.  

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Why Keeping Your Network Is More Important Than Growing It Why Keeping Your Network Is More Important Than Growing It Mon, 07 Jan 2019 05:01:42 GMT 6:59 5c32d61bc4bb4c0508425225 no https://thementors.co/podcast/why-keeping-your-network-is-more-important-than-growing-it/ How to nurture relationships and stay in touch with the people that you meet full How often have you thought to yourself "wow - I haven't talked to her in forever?" We work very hard to meet new people and grow our personal and professional network, but it's easy to forget to stay in touch with the people that we meet. Friendships, partnerships, and opportunities can only happen if you actually work to build meaningful relationships. 


In this episode we discuss how we recently made it a point to reconnect with some of our old colleagues, friends, and acquaintances, and the immediate unintended benefits that can come from simply asking how someone is doing. 


In this episode you will learn: 


1) The importance of doing things and not expecting anything in return

2) Why you shouldn't overthink things, and start reaching out to people that you've met

3) How to start acting towards reconnecting with people right away

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How often have you thought to yourself "wow - I haven't talked to her in forever?" We work very hard to meet new people and grow our personal and professional network, but it's easy to forget to stay in touch with the people that we meet. Friendships, partnerships, and opportunities can only happen if you actually work to build meaningful relationships. 


In this episode we discuss how we recently made it a point to reconnect with some of our old colleagues, friends, and acquaintances, and the immediate unintended benefits that can come from simply asking how someone is doing. 


In this episode you will learn: 


1) The importance of doing things and not expecting anything in return

2) Why you shouldn't overthink things, and start reaching out to people that you've met

3) How to start acting towards reconnecting with people right away

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<![CDATA[How To Stick With Your New Year's Resolution]]> Wed, 02 Jan 2019 05:35:12 GMT 24:15 5c2c4d908621f6380459a829 no https://thementors.co/podcast/how-to-stick-with-your-new-years-resolution/ Four critical steps to making sure you achieve your resolution goals full Why are New Year's Resolutions so popular? Because we always have hope that things can get better. It's how we survive. The start of a new year can feel a lot like moving to a different city and starting over. Opportunities seem endless, and you can develop yourself into someone completely different. Unfortunately, most resolutions tend to fail unless they're properly managed. It's important to first understand that changing your life and acquiring new habits is more of a cyclical process - a constant back and forth. In our experience, we've found that there's a few critical things you can do set yourself up to achieve your resolution goals.


In this episode we discuss our 2018 resolution - what we called "The Year of Content" at the beginning of the year, and break things down into four main takeaways:


  1. Have a big purpose, but make sure your resolution is actually an achievable goal
  2. Create systems of external accountability
  3. Create a process you can stick with so it's not easy to quit
  4. Reward yourself and celebrate your wins to increase the chances of forming new habits that stick


We tie these concepts into the creation of The Mentors Podcast this year, and why we think we were able to make big progress towards our "year of content" goal this year. We also make parallels to other popular resolutions, like weight loss, and talk about how successful entrepreneurs like Scott Belsky of Behance (acquired by Adobe) get past potential points of failure/giving up when things seem very uncertain.

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Why are New Year's Resolutions so popular? Because we always have hope that things can get better. It's how we survive. The start of a new year can feel a lot like moving to a different city and starting over. Opportunities seem endless, and you can develop yourself into someone completely different. Unfortunately, most resolutions tend to fail unless they're properly managed. It's important to first understand that changing your life and acquiring new habits is more of a cyclical process - a constant back and forth. In our experience, we've found that there's a few critical things you can do set yourself up to achieve your resolution goals.


In this episode we discuss our 2018 resolution - what we called "The Year of Content" at the beginning of the year, and break things down into four main takeaways:


  1. Have a big purpose, but make sure your resolution is actually an achievable goal
  2. Create systems of external accountability
  3. Create a process you can stick with so it's not easy to quit
  4. Reward yourself and celebrate your wins to increase the chances of forming new habits that stick


We tie these concepts into the creation of The Mentors Podcast this year, and why we think we were able to make big progress towards our "year of content" goal this year. We also make parallels to other popular resolutions, like weight loss, and talk about how successful entrepreneurs like Scott Belsky of Behance (acquired by Adobe) get past potential points of failure/giving up when things seem very uncertain.

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2018 Lessons From Our Top 5 Episodes 2018 Lessons From Our Top 5 Episodes Mon, 31 Dec 2018 06:06:58 GMT 8:44 5c29b202745d9fa353b0f147 no https://thementors.co/podcast/2018-lessons-from-our-top-5-episodes/ Highlights from 5 of our most popular episodes of the 75 released this year full Highlights from 5 of our most popular episodes of the 75 released this year. On this New Year's Eve we've decided to review the top 5 episodes since The Mentors podcast was launched at the beginning of 2018. You will hear some of the main lessons learned from our most popular interviews and stories that really resonated with our listeners throughout the year. 


In this episode you will hear about: 


Episode 32: The Secret to Finding Big Opportunities, with Carey Smith of Big Ass Fans

Episode 8: Building a 90 Million Dollar Business After 50, with Larry Petretti

Episode 13: How to Start a Successful Coffee Shop in One of The Biggest Cities in The World

Episodes: 22, 28, 30: How To Do What You Love In A Communist Country, a three part series about our father, Samuel Revzin

Episode 7: Becoming Unstuck - How To Finally Get Started

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Highlights from 5 of our most popular episodes of the 75 released this year. On this New Year's Eve we've decided to review the top 5 episodes since The Mentors podcast was launched at the beginning of 2018. You will hear some of the main lessons learned from our most popular interviews and stories that really resonated with our listeners throughout the year. 


In this episode you will hear about: 


Episode 32: The Secret to Finding Big Opportunities, with Carey Smith of Big Ass Fans

Episode 8: Building a 90 Million Dollar Business After 50, with Larry Petretti

Episode 13: How to Start a Successful Coffee Shop in One of The Biggest Cities in The World

Episodes: 22, 28, 30: How To Do What You Love In A Communist Country, a three part series about our father, Samuel Revzin

Episode 7: Becoming Unstuck - How To Finally Get Started

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How Micah Brown Sold Two Companies And Started A Neuroscience Fund – Part II How Micah Brown Sold Two Companies And Started A Neuroscience Fund – Part II Wed, 26 Dec 2018 04:59:54 GMT 28:30 5c228f4c80472bbe7d1309d2 no https://thementors.co/podcast/how-micah-brown-sold-two-companies-and-started-a-neuroscience-fund-part-ii/ A story of persistence against all odds and coming back from the brink of failure. full Entrepreneurship is almost never a straight line. Much of the experience is unpredictable, and while you can usually weave together a cohesive story of how a successful business was able to get there, in the moment it's anything but cohesive. This is why Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, is famous for saying that "an entrepreneur is someone who will jump off a cliff and assemble an airplane on the way down."


In Part 2 of our interview with Micah Brown, he details how he went from having incredible momentum in his business, to nearing the brink of failure on more than one occasion. In each example, persistence and continued execution is what kept him afloat, allowing him to survive until a lifeline seemingly came out of nowhere to keep his business moving forward.


We also discuss the work that Micah is doing to develop highly technical talent, focusing on building out their communication skills to teach them how to turn complicated ideas into massive, fundable opportunities.

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Entrepreneurship is almost never a straight line. Much of the experience is unpredictable, and while you can usually weave together a cohesive story of how a successful business was able to get there, in the moment it's anything but cohesive. This is why Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, is famous for saying that "an entrepreneur is someone who will jump off a cliff and assemble an airplane on the way down."


In Part 2 of our interview with Micah Brown, he details how he went from having incredible momentum in his business, to nearing the brink of failure on more than one occasion. In each example, persistence and continued execution is what kept him afloat, allowing him to survive until a lifeline seemingly came out of nowhere to keep his business moving forward.


We also discuss the work that Micah is doing to develop highly technical talent, focusing on building out their communication skills to teach them how to turn complicated ideas into massive, fundable opportunities.

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How A Trend Can Become A Big Business How A Trend Can Become A Big Business Mon, 24 Dec 2018 03:05:10 GMT 8:50 5c204ce7e6272d444d4e9d4f no https://thementors.co/podcast/how-a-trend-can-become-a-big-business/ full Is it risky to start a business based on a trend? Maybe, but if you want to start a business and you see an opportunity to meet customer demand that's currently not being addressed, it's riskier to keep waiting for another idea to find you. 


In this episode we talk through three businesses that are following currently popular trends, and why they have the opportunity to become big. We also discuss why it's more important to first focus on the hard part of building a business (getting a product to market and finding customers) and why it's okay to worry about how you will turn it into a big business later.

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Is it risky to start a business based on a trend? Maybe, but if you want to start a business and you see an opportunity to meet customer demand that's currently not being addressed, it's riskier to keep waiting for another idea to find you. 


In this episode we talk through three businesses that are following currently popular trends, and why they have the opportunity to become big. We also discuss why it's more important to first focus on the hard part of building a business (getting a product to market and finding customers) and why it's okay to worry about how you will turn it into a big business later.

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How Micah Brown Sold Two Companies And Started A Neuroscience Fund - Part I How Micah Brown Sold Two Companies And Started A Neuroscience Fund - Part I Wed, 19 Dec 2018 06:45:22 GMT 25:18 5c19e901d19428cc386df736 no https://thementors.co/podcast/how-micah-brown-sold-two-companies-and-started-a-neuroscience-fund-part-i/ From growing up in South London to running product at NBC Universal and Viacom in NYC full You don't have to wait until you're struck with a brilliant business idea to start scratching your entrepreneurial itch. There are plenty of opportunities to create efficiencies and solve impactful problems that aren't being addressed when you're working for someone else. This not only makes you a more effective entrepreneur in the future, but it can help you earn more money and skip several steps in your career. 


Micah Brown grew up in South London, and started coding for fun at just 14 years old. But when he graduated college at 20 years old as a Royal Honoree in the UK, finding software engineering jobs wasn't easy. He decided to exercise his entrepreneurial instincts at his first job out of school working as an admin assistant at Aon. His ingenuity would go on to save the company $56 million. 


In this episode, the first of two parts, we discuss how Micah Brown used his expertise as a database engineer to run product at massive brands like NBC Universal and Viacom, and how this led to him starting two companies in his mid 20s, both of which were eventually acquired. In next week's episode, he talks through how he negotiated the sale of his businesses and what lead him to launch a $5 million Deep Tech and Neuroscience fund this year. 


You can find Micah on Instagram @micahbrownofficial and twitter @micahapbrown

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You don't have to wait until you're struck with a brilliant business idea to start scratching your entrepreneurial itch. There are plenty of opportunities to create efficiencies and solve impactful problems that aren't being addressed when you're working for someone else. This not only makes you a more effective entrepreneur in the future, but it can help you earn more money and skip several steps in your career. 


Micah Brown grew up in South London, and started coding for fun at just 14 years old. But when he graduated college at 20 years old as a Royal Honoree in the UK, finding software engineering jobs wasn't easy. He decided to exercise his entrepreneurial instincts at his first job out of school working as an admin assistant at Aon. His ingenuity would go on to save the company $56 million. 


In this episode, the first of two parts, we discuss how Micah Brown used his expertise as a database engineer to run product at massive brands like NBC Universal and Viacom, and how this led to him starting two companies in his mid 20s, both of which were eventually acquired. In next week's episode, he talks through how he negotiated the sale of his businesses and what lead him to launch a $5 million Deep Tech and Neuroscience fund this year. 


You can find Micah on Instagram @micahbrownofficial and twitter @micahapbrown

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Remembering Colin Kroll And How To Deal With The Struggles Of Entrepreneurship Remembering Colin Kroll And How To Deal With The Struggles Of Entrepreneurship Mon, 17 Dec 2018 04:09:24 GMT 8:41 5c172169abac8b2d1cec2afe no https://thementors.co/podcast/remembering-colin-kroll-and-how-to-deal-with-the-struggles-of-entrepreneurship/ full Today we reflect on the sad news of Colin Kroll's passing, founder of Vine and creator of HQ Trivia, and discuss the reality of being an entrepreneur and the importance of finding productive ways of dealing with the various difficulties that might come along the way. 


You will learn: 


1) Tony Robbin's technique for neutralizing emotions during especially trying times, from his first book Unlimited Power

2) The power of practicing daily gratitude

3) The importance of speaking with others to work through your issues, and some of the options available today for connecting with experts, like MyWellBeing and TalkSpace (used by celebrities like Michael Phelps)

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Today we reflect on the sad news of Colin Kroll's passing, founder of Vine and creator of HQ Trivia, and discuss the reality of being an entrepreneur and the importance of finding productive ways of dealing with the various difficulties that might come along the way. 


You will learn: 


1) Tony Robbin's technique for neutralizing emotions during especially trying times, from his first book Unlimited Power

2) The power of practicing daily gratitude

3) The importance of speaking with others to work through your issues, and some of the options available today for connecting with experts, like MyWellBeing and TalkSpace (used by celebrities like Michael Phelps)

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How To Capitalize On Your Failures How To Capitalize On Your Failures Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:45:22 GMT 25:24 5c10a06d828e48dd5334ee9b no https://thementors.co/podcast/how-to-capitalize-on-your-failures/ In this episode, we take a stroll back to our very first attempts at venture creation and how we turned our failures into positives. full Failure has long been embraced by entrepreneurial minds, and some of the most successful inventors, businessmen, and creators credit their ultimate triumphs with their ability to endure repeated failure. As startup founders, musicians, podcast hosts, and self proclaimed "jacks of all trades" we're no strangers to failure. 


In this episode, we take a stroll back to our very first attempts at venture creation, starting with our college days of trying to launch an affiliate marketing platform called AdLobby. We discuss the massive mistakes we made as first time entrepreneurs, including selling our car to pay for engineers that we couldn't even speak to. We also talk about the next two business we tried to start, and how we almost got into the top accelerator in the world after recruiting an MIT technical co-founder. 


With each of our failures, however, we were able to leverage the experience to not only avoid making the same mistakes again, but even turned them into lucrative job opportunities with other tech startups in both Boston and New York City. Tune in to learn how you can start looking at failure differently, and what you can do to position it as a positive experience to others. 


We leave you with this quote: 

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -Thomas Edison

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Failure has long been embraced by entrepreneurial minds, and some of the most successful inventors, businessmen, and creators credit their ultimate triumphs with their ability to endure repeated failure. As startup founders, musicians, podcast hosts, and self proclaimed "jacks of all trades" we're no strangers to failure. 


In this episode, we take a stroll back to our very first attempts at venture creation, starting with our college days of trying to launch an affiliate marketing platform called AdLobby. We discuss the massive mistakes we made as first time entrepreneurs, including selling our car to pay for engineers that we couldn't even speak to. We also talk about the next two business we tried to start, and how we almost got into the top accelerator in the world after recruiting an MIT technical co-founder. 


With each of our failures, however, we were able to leverage the experience to not only avoid making the same mistakes again, but even turned them into lucrative job opportunities with other tech startups in both Boston and New York City. Tune in to learn how you can start looking at failure differently, and what you can do to position it as a positive experience to others. 


We leave you with this quote: 

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -Thomas Edison

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Why We Spent $300 At A Russian Bathhouse Why We Spent $300 At A Russian Bathhouse Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:15:45 GMT 6:57 5c0df67d64acd99d2ac7d43f no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/why-we-spent-300-at-a-russian-bathhouse Lessons on customer relationships and the importance of up-selling full Going to a Russian bathhouses is a very unique experience, but we didn't expect to get a lesson on sales and customer relationships after our trip there this weekend. In this week's 5 Minute Pick Me Up, we explain why we think everyone should try the banya, and the valuable business lessons that we learned. 


In this episode you will learn:

1) The importance of finding ways to engage with customers over and over again and seeing up-sell opportunities

2) How being flexible can help you generate more revenue

3) How high pricing can create perceived value

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Going to a Russian bathhouses is a very unique experience, but we didn't expect to get a lesson on sales and customer relationships after our trip there this weekend. In this week's 5 Minute Pick Me Up, we explain why we think everyone should try the banya, and the valuable business lessons that we learned. 


In this episode you will learn:

1) The importance of finding ways to engage with customers over and over again and seeing up-sell opportunities

2) How being flexible can help you generate more revenue

3) How high pricing can create perceived value

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How To Think Big While Starting Small With Praful Mathur How To Think Big While Starting Small With Praful Mathur Wed, 05 Dec 2018 05:24:09 GMT 42:27 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/540021990 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a55 Not everyone is born thinking that they can chang… What I Said When The CEO Of Sprint Picked Up The Phone What I Said When The CEO Of Sprint Picked Up The Phone Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:32:48 GMT 8:15 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/538933671 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a56 If you listen to this show, you know that we got … Can Entrepreneurship Be Learned? Can Entrepreneurship Be Learned? Wed, 28 Nov 2018 06:06:27 GMT 26:28 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/536605935 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a57 We think so. But how? As coaches and university l… What I Learned From The Mexican Drug Cartel What I Learned From The Mexican Drug Cartel Mon, 26 Nov 2018 02:10:50 GMT 7:58 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/535507521 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a58 Turns out running a drug cartel is a lot like run… How To Ask For Help How To Ask For Help Wed, 21 Nov 2018 06:21:50 GMT 23:40 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/533265255 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a59 Every entrepreneurial success story has a strong … <![CDATA[Why I Didn't Start Instacart]]> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 02:32:14 GMT 6:08 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/532011675 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a5a Instacart recently announced a $271 Million fundi… <![CDATA[Teespring's Meteoric Rise And What Happened After They Raised $65 Million, with Evan Stites-Clayton]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:04:22 GMT 46:02 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/529653222 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a5b 5 Minute Pick Me Up - The Shark Tank Episode That Almost Never Aired 5 Minute Pick Me Up - The Shark Tank Episode That Almost Never Aired Mon, 12 Nov 2018 01:58:23 GMT 6:20 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/528412824 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a5c The company I had been advising was just served a… Becoming A Top 100 Comedy Podcaster With Jared Freid Becoming A Top 100 Comedy Podcaster With Jared Freid Wed, 07 Nov 2018 05:24:11 GMT 1:13:05 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/525996180 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a5d Performing alongside Jim Gaffigan and Dennis Lear… Performing alongside Jim Gaffigan and Dennis Leary at The Boston Garden would be a massive accomplishment for any comedian. For Jared Freid, it felt like a bar mitzvah. It was clearly a new milestone in his life, but it was also just one night - a fleeting moment that would mean nothing without continued focus and dedication to his craft. Since leaving his job in insurance to pursue comedy full time Jared has treated his career like a business, constantly putting out new content while building relationships and forging partnerships that would lead to new opportunities like his iTunes Top 100 JTrain Podcast, a show about modern dating called U Up, a SnapChat show called How Low Will You Go that lets him travel the country attending college football games, massive sold out live performances and more. In our live recording event we breakdown the process that has lead to Jared being featured on NBC’s The Today Show, MTV, his live recordings at the Comedy Cellar and more. We also discuss how Jared first started his career as a comic writing weekly columns for major online publications, and how he continues to stay motivated by focusing on small realistic goals. You can find Jared on Instagram at @JaredFreid, and on Twitter @JTrain56. He releases new episodes of the JTrain podcast every Tuesday and Friday and his tour dates can be found on https://jaredfreid.com/ Performing alongside Jim Gaffigan and Dennis Leary at The Boston Garden would be a massive accomplishment for any comedian. For Jared Freid, it felt like a bar mitzvah. It was clearly a new milestone in his life, but it was also just one night - a fleeting moment that would mean nothing without continued focus and dedication to his craft. Since leaving his job in insurance to pursue comedy full time Jared has treated his career like a business, constantly putting out new content while building relationships and forging partnerships that would lead to new opportunities like his iTunes Top 100 JTrain Podcast, a show about modern dating called U Up, a SnapChat show called How Low Will You Go that lets him travel the country attending college football games, massive sold out live performances and more. In our live recording event we breakdown the process that has lead to Jared being featured on NBC’s The Today Show, MTV, his live recordings at the Comedy Cellar and more. We also discuss how Jared first started his career as a comic writing weekly columns for major online publications, and how he continues to stay motivated by focusing on small realistic goals. You can find Jared on Instagram at @JaredFreid, and on Twitter @JTrain56. He releases new episodes of the JTrain podcast every Tuesday and Friday and his tour dates can be found on https://jaredfreid.com/ 5 Minute Pick Me Up - How You Can Build Entrepreneurial Skills Through Community Work 5 Minute Pick Me Up - How You Can Build Entrepreneurial Skills Through Community Work Mon, 05 Nov 2018 01:32:34 GMT 6:29 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/524884776 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a5e The upcoming election on Tuesday inspired us to t… Growing An Alcohol Delivery Marketplace To 40 Cities With Lindsey Andrews Of Minibar Delivery Growing An Alcohol Delivery Marketplace To 40 Cities With Lindsey Andrews Of Minibar Delivery Wed, 31 Oct 2018 04:05:08 GMT 41:06 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/522500778 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a5f 5 Minute Pick Me Up – How To Make Decisions Like A Fortune 500 CEO 5 Minute Pick Me Up – How To Make Decisions Like A Fortune 500 CEO Mon, 29 Oct 2018 04:15:53 GMT 6:56 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/521413014 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a60 Busy leaders have to make dozens of important dec… Busy leaders have to make dozens of important decisions on a daily basis. While everyone’s process is slightly different, there are some common practices that almost every successful CEO and leader follows.In this episode we talk about:1) Removing unimportant decisions from your day2) Practicing being uncomfortable3) Why meditation can help you avoid acting on impulse…including stories from successful comedian Bill Hader and former President Obama. Busy leaders have to make dozens of important decisions on a daily basis. While everyone’s process is slightly different, there are some common practices that almost every successful CEO and leader follows.In this episode we talk about:1) Removing unimportant decisions from your day2) Practicing being uncomfortable3) Why meditation can help you avoid acting on impulse…including stories from successful comedian Bill Hader and former President Obama. The Three Books That Will Change Your Life The Three Books That Will Change Your Life Wed, 24 Oct 2018 02:34:30 GMT 26:40 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/518983863 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a61 5 Minute Pick Me Up - The $30,000 Side Hustle 5 Minute Pick Me Up - The $30,000 Side Hustle Sun, 21 Oct 2018 22:17:55 GMT 5:58 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/517778094 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a62 This week we met an entrepreneur who told us abou… This week we met an entrepreneur who told us about a side project he did that ended up making him and his partner $30,000 in just 2 months. The story is about how one young entrepreneur started an exotic car meet up in his home town that ended up growing to a sizable community, and how he eventually found a business opportunity in shooting high quality car videos for businesses. This week we met an entrepreneur who told us about a side project he did that ended up making him and his partner $30,000 in just 2 months. The story is about how one young entrepreneur started an exotic car meet up in his home town that ended up growing to a sizable community, and how he eventually found a business opportunity in shooting high quality car videos for businesses. Becoming A Venture Capitalist With Diego Berrio Becoming A Venture Capitalist With Diego Berrio Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:48:23 GMT 33:36 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/515499891 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a63 How do you become a venture capitalist with no pr… 5 Minute Pick Me Up - The Making of Jackie Chan 5 Minute Pick Me Up - The Making of Jackie Chan Sun, 14 Oct 2018 23:23:29 GMT 6:10 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/514372749 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a64 Jackie Chan is well known for breaking every sing… From Trading Stocks To Building A Pet Care Startup, With Throw Me A Bone From Trading Stocks To Building A Pet Care Startup, With Throw Me A Bone Wed, 10 Oct 2018 05:06:10 GMT 41:34 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/512140134 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a65 Getting Sting and the CEO of Goldman Sachs to tru… 5 Minute Pick Me Up - The Email That Got Us The Meeting 5 Minute Pick Me Up - The Email That Got Us The Meeting Sun, 07 Oct 2018 14:34:08 GMT 5:25 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/510809349 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a66 This episode is a follow up to Episode 39 - Start… This episode is a follow up to Episode 39 - Starting a Revenue Generating Training Business in 3 Weeks. Here we read you the exact email we used to get 10 meetings with coding bootcamps, to ultimately close our first contract just weeks later. This episode is a follow up to Episode 39 - Starting a Revenue Generating Training Business in 3 Weeks. Here we read you the exact email we used to get 10 meetings with coding bootcamps, to ultimately close our first contract just weeks later. The Reality of Fundraising and How Most Entrepreneurs Get Capital The Reality of Fundraising and How Most Entrepreneurs Get Capital Wed, 03 Oct 2018 05:45:21 GMT 30:44 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/508791627 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a67 Most founders will never raise a single dime from… 5 Minute Pick Me Up - Creating Your Own Daily Routines 5 Minute Pick Me Up - Creating Your Own Daily Routines Mon, 01 Oct 2018 02:11:01 GMT 5:40 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/507632985 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a68 There is no one size fits all solution that makes… The Importance Of Saying Fu*k It The Importance Of Saying Fu*k It Wed, 26 Sep 2018 03:15:11 GMT 28:44 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/505287363 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a69 Woody Allen famously said that eighty percent of … Woody Allen famously said that eighty percent of success is showing up. Often times the most effective way to consistently get yourself to show up is to simply say “fu*k it”. This means putting insecurities and doubts aside. It means ignoring the voice inside your head that incessantly tells you why something might not work out. It means removing all expectations and letting things simply play out. In this episode we talk about how we were able to get fast and incredibly impactful results for our business by acting without fear. From following up with famed podcaster Jordan Harbinger after briefly running into him at a conference and getting him to feature us on his podcast which gets millions of monthly listens, to building relationships with Goalcast and Forbes to become contributing authors, helping us grow our audience. We also talk about how we were able to close the first deal for our software startup by changing our approach and saying “fu*k it - why not try something new.”If you have your own story of when you said “fu*k it” and got results, send us an email at vadim@thementors.co or sergei@thementors.co and we’ll feature it in a 5 Minute Pick Me Up episode. Woody Allen famously said that eighty percent of success is showing up. Often times the most effective way to consistently get yourself to show up is to simply say “fu*k it”. This means putting insecurities and doubts aside. It means ignoring the voice inside your head that incessantly tells you why something might not work out. It means removing all expectations and letting things simply play out. In this episode we talk about how we were able to get fast and incredibly impactful results for our business by acting without fear. From following up with famed podcaster Jordan Harbinger after briefly running into him at a conference and getting him to feature us on his podcast which gets millions of monthly listens, to building relationships with Goalcast and Forbes to become contributing authors, helping us grow our audience. We also talk about how we were able to close the first deal for our software startup by changing our approach and saying “fu*k it - why not try something new.”If you have your own story of when you said “fu*k it” and got results, send us an email at vadim@thementors.co or sergei@thementors.co and we’ll feature it in a 5 Minute Pick Me Up episode. 5 Minute Pick Me Up - Update to Testing A New Idea Episode 5 Minute Pick Me Up - Update to Testing A New Idea Episode Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:45:42 GMT 6:42 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/504213270 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a6a This is an update to episode 41, the recent episo… This is an update to episode 41, the recent episode about a new idea that we decided to test. This is an update to episode 41, the recent episode about a new idea that we decided to test. Turning a Gelato Shop Into a 16 Store Franchise, With Frost Gelato Turning a Gelato Shop Into a 16 Store Franchise, With Frost Gelato Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:37:25 GMT 41:01 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/501982479 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a6b Is it possible to build a successful business wit… Is it possible to build a successful business with your best friend? Stephen and Jeffrey of the Frost Gelato Shoppe franchise seem to think so. They’ve been friends since second grade and credit the deep trust that they’ve built up over their entire lives to helping them survive over 13 years of being in business together. But how do you go from never starting a business, to opening a Gelato shop in an underdeveloped part of Tucson Arizona and franchising the business within just three years?In this episode we learn about the early days of building their first location, and the set of correct decisions that lead the friends to enjoy consistently rapid year over year growth. The two founders explain how their ongoing success comes down to the advice they take from their family of entrepreneurs - their ultimate mentors. From learning about real-estate and location scouting from Stephen’s mom, to understanding where they had the most opportunity to be competitive from Jeffrey’s dad, these early lessons allowed them to focus on the other part of the business that was paramount to their success - obsession with the quality of their product.We hear about how they were able to get daily inquiries to franchise their business, and how they quickly learned about franchising to take advantage of the growing opportunity. To date, not a single franchise location has failed, and the Frost Gelato brand is now being enjoyed internationally. We got to try their gelato during the recording of this episode, given to us directly by their master gelato chef, Nazario, who was in the studio with us. Molto delizioso - and that’s not just the sweet tooth talkin’. Is it possible to build a successful business with your best friend? Stephen and Jeffrey of the Frost Gelato Shoppe franchise seem to think so. They’ve been friends since second grade and credit the deep trust that they’ve built up over their entire lives to helping them survive over 13 years of being in business together. But how do you go from never starting a business, to opening a Gelato shop in an underdeveloped part of Tucson Arizona and franchising the business within just three years?In this episode we learn about the early days of building their first location, and the set of correct decisions that lead the friends to enjoy consistently rapid year over year growth. The two founders explain how their ongoing success comes down to the advice they take from their family of entrepreneurs - their ultimate mentors. From learning about real-estate and location scouting from Stephen’s mom, to understanding where they had the most opportunity to be competitive from Jeffrey’s dad, these early lessons allowed them to focus on the other part of the business that was paramount to their success - obsession with the quality of their product.We hear about how they were able to get daily inquiries to franchise their business, and how they quickly learned about franchising to take advantage of the growing opportunity. To date, not a single franchise location has failed, and the Frost Gelato brand is now being enjoyed internationally. We got to try their gelato during the recording of this episode, given to us directly by their master gelato chef, Nazario, who was in the studio with us. Molto delizioso - and that’s not just the sweet tooth talkin’. 5 Minute Pick Me Up - The Case For Doing Door To Door Sales 5 Minute Pick Me Up - The Case For Doing Door To Door Sales Mon, 17 Sep 2018 02:54:53 GMT 6:47 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/500953020 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a6c Often, as a founder, you have to be willing to do… How Kyle Bergman Sold 6 Figures In Sweatpant Overalls While Working Full Time And Going To School How Kyle Bergman Sold 6 Figures In Sweatpant Overalls While Working Full Time And Going To School Wed, 12 Sep 2018 04:50:07 GMT 36:05 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/498734127 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a6d Most apparel startups don’t generate 6 figures in… Most apparel startups don’t generate 6 figures in gross profit within 1 year of launching. But then, most apparel companies aren’t run by a solo entrepreneur who until recently was balancing working on his business with a full time job at Birchbox, pursuing his MBA at NYU, working part-time as a physical trainer at Orange Theory, and playing for the Israeli National LaCrosse team. If that wasn’t enough, he’s also a photographer and videographer on the side and occasionally works with major brands to supplement his income, allowing him to reinvest most of his earnings back into growing his business.This is the incredible story of Kyle Bergman of The Great Fantastic, who has had multiple successful careers before the age of 30, and how he was able to leverage his experience as a buyer for Bloomingdales and Birchbox to launch a quickly growing brand of sweatpant overalls called Swoveralls. Listeners of this show can get a 15% off when they order on thegreatfantastic.co using the code SWOVIE15.Kyle attributes his ability to juggle so many projects at once to two main factors. His inability to sit still from the time he was a kid, and the three calendars that he uses to organize his whole life, including his daily walks around East Village to clear his mind. In this episode we walk through how the idea for Swoveralls was born, and the steps that Kyle took to validate the initial demand in the market. We also talk about how he was able to get some early traction through major press exposure with Fatherly, Thrillist, Business Insider, and the SEO traffic that followed.With each new opportunity Kyle has continued to find incredibly creative ways to grow his brand, attracting celebrities to help market his product and even producing a viral video in the process. This episode has tons of takeaways for anyone interested in launching an online retail product, or even people that are simply interested in learning how to balance multiple careers at once. Most apparel startups don’t generate 6 figures in gross profit within 1 year of launching. But then, most apparel companies aren’t run by a solo entrepreneur who until recently was balancing working on his business with a full time job at Birchbox, pursuing his MBA at NYU, working part-time as a physical trainer at Orange Theory, and playing for the Israeli National LaCrosse team. If that wasn’t enough, he’s also a photographer and videographer on the side and occasionally works with major brands to supplement his income, allowing him to reinvest most of his earnings back into growing his business.This is the incredible story of Kyle Bergman of The Great Fantastic, who has had multiple successful careers before the age of 30, and how he was able to leverage his experience as a buyer for Bloomingdales and Birchbox to launch a quickly growing brand of sweatpant overalls called Swoveralls. Listeners of this show can get a 15% off when they order on thegreatfantastic.co using the code SWOVIE15.Kyle attributes his ability to juggle so many projects at once to two main factors. His inability to sit still from the time he was a kid, and the three calendars that he uses to organize his whole life, including his daily walks around East Village to clear his mind. In this episode we walk through how the idea for Swoveralls was born, and the steps that Kyle took to validate the initial demand in the market. We also talk about how he was able to get some early traction through major press exposure with Fatherly, Thrillist, Business Insider, and the SEO traffic that followed.With each new opportunity Kyle has continued to find incredibly creative ways to grow his brand, attracting celebrities to help market his product and even producing a viral video in the process. This episode has tons of takeaways for anyone interested in launching an online retail product, or even people that are simply interested in learning how to balance multiple careers at once. 5 Minute Pick Me Up - How I Met Daymond John 5 Minute Pick Me Up - How I Met Daymond John Sun, 09 Sep 2018 22:05:26 GMT 6:56 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/497618919 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a6e In this edition of the 5 Minute Pick Me Up, Serge… Negotiating Salaries, Speeding Tickets and Used Cars Negotiating Salaries, Speeding Tickets and Used Cars Wed, 05 Sep 2018 04:09:04 GMT 25:28 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/495388407 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a6f Winning a negotiation is simpler than most people… Winning a negotiation is simpler than most people think. While becoming a master negotiator takes a lot of practice, being good at negotiating comes down to understanding a few very basic principals.In this episode we walk through three common negotiation scenarios, starting with a salary negotiation, to illustrate how you can be better positioned to win when entering a similar discussion.A successful negotiation begins before the meeting ever takes place. Your goal is to be as prepared as possible, so that you can be armed with credible information that can be used as needed throughout the discussion. Once you’re at the table, your only job should be to learn as much as possible about the other side. Our assumptions about other people’s wants and needs are often incorrect. By learning the other party’s priorities you can anticipate what they might be willing to agree to.The last piece to consider is your walk away point, which relates to your ultimate leverage in the conversation. A negotiation is simply an agreement between two parties to enter into a discussion that can lead to an outcome that both sides are satisfied with. If you have other options when entering into a negotiation, those alternatives give you more leverage since you’re more likely to walk away from the discussion if a favorable outcome isn’t reached.If you’re interested in learning more about the art of negotiating, Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury is an excellent place to start. Winning a negotiation is simpler than most people think. While becoming a master negotiator takes a lot of practice, being good at negotiating comes down to understanding a few very basic principals.In this episode we walk through three common negotiation scenarios, starting with a salary negotiation, to illustrate how you can be better positioned to win when entering a similar discussion.A successful negotiation begins before the meeting ever takes place. Your goal is to be as prepared as possible, so that you can be armed with credible information that can be used as needed throughout the discussion. Once you’re at the table, your only job should be to learn as much as possible about the other side. Our assumptions about other people’s wants and needs are often incorrect. By learning the other party’s priorities you can anticipate what they might be willing to agree to.The last piece to consider is your walk away point, which relates to your ultimate leverage in the conversation. A negotiation is simply an agreement between two parties to enter into a discussion that can lead to an outcome that both sides are satisfied with. If you have other options when entering into a negotiation, those alternatives give you more leverage since you’re more likely to walk away from the discussion if a favorable outcome isn’t reached.If you’re interested in learning more about the art of negotiating, Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury is an excellent place to start. 5 Minute Pick Me Up - Testing A New Idea Part 1 5 Minute Pick Me Up - Testing A New Idea Part 1 Tue, 04 Sep 2018 00:50:25 GMT 6:36 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/494866800 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a70 This week we decided to try a new concept and tak… This week we decided to try a new concept and take you along on a journey to see how it works out. With this episode, we’re hoping to motivate you to try that new idea that you’ve been thinking about for a long time, but not acting on. The idea is a virtual competition that we’re calling a “Validation Challenge.” This will be a competition with prize money where anyone can apply to try and validate a business idea during nights and weekends over a period of just two weeks.Here are our goals with this idea that we’ll be reporting back on to you over the next few weeks as we try it out:1) Reach out to 70 college and university entrepreneurship centers to get them to promote this competition to their entrepreneurial students2) Secure $1,000 - $2,000 in prizes for winners of this competition3) Secure any additional amount on top of this as sponsorship money if we’re able to attract enough participants. (This goal is vague on purpose because we’ll be happy with any amount in sponsorship that’s above the prize dollar amount we’re able to raise)4) Start to build relationships with more universities that can ultimately result in speaking gigs or other mutually beneficial initiativesThis week we’re starting by launching an application and reaching out to universities. Stay tuned for part 2 of this series to see how this experiment goes! This week we decided to try a new concept and take you along on a journey to see how it works out. With this episode, we’re hoping to motivate you to try that new idea that you’ve been thinking about for a long time, but not acting on. The idea is a virtual competition that we’re calling a “Validation Challenge.” This will be a competition with prize money where anyone can apply to try and validate a business idea during nights and weekends over a period of just two weeks.Here are our goals with this idea that we’ll be reporting back on to you over the next few weeks as we try it out:1) Reach out to 70 college and university entrepreneurship centers to get them to promote this competition to their entrepreneurial students2) Secure $1,000 - $2,000 in prizes for winners of this competition3) Secure any additional amount on top of this as sponsorship money if we’re able to attract enough participants. (This goal is vague on purpose because we’ll be happy with any amount in sponsorship that’s above the prize dollar amount we’re able to raise)4) Start to build relationships with more universities that can ultimately result in speaking gigs or other mutually beneficial initiativesThis week we’re starting by launching an application and reaching out to universities. Stay tuned for part 2 of this series to see how this experiment goes! How Food Period Built A Loyal Customer Base To Help Women Have Great Periods Naturally How Food Period Built A Loyal Customer Base To Help Women Have Great Periods Naturally Wed, 29 Aug 2018 03:41:05 GMT 38:22 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/492124806 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a71 80% of women report issues related to their perio… 80% of women report issues related to their period, from irregularities and inconsistencies, to debilitating pain that doesn’t seem to subside. The Founders of Food Period  (discount code THEMENTORS20) are on a mission to help women everywhere through a completely natural process called seed syncing. They’ve simplified the complicated seed consumption protocol by creating delicious energy bites that get sent to your door every month. Within just a few months, for less than the cost of a protein bar, customers have reported major improvements in their periods - all without taking any medication.This episode starts from the very beginning, when founders Britt Martin and Jenn Kim met in boarding school. They quickly developed a friendship that would last through college, where they would have long phone calls brainstorming different business ideas with the dream of starting their own company one day. That day came years later, after Britt started attending NYU to study business journalism after working in finance for years, and Jen was living in Seoul doing branding work for major clients like Facebook. The idea came from a personal problem. Britt had been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, and after undergoing chemo her period stopped completely. In an effort to avoid putting more chemicals in her body, she sought healthy alternatives and discovered seed syncing, the process of taking a specific set of seeds at specific times every single day.Soon after her period came back, her and Jenn realized that this is something many women could benefit from. After surveying hundreds of women, they realized that a majority had some issues related to their period, validating that there could be a lot of demand for their solution. Within 2 weeks, Jenn moved from South Korea to run the business with Britt. In this episode we dive into deep detail to uncover how this business was built, from how Food Period has been able to grow completely organically with zero advertising to how the two best friends deal with conflict when making critical decisions.We also learn about their process for building out the supply chain for the business, and even dissect how they think about pricing. If you think this product can help you, you can get $20 off of your first box of Food Period by using the code THEMENTORS20 at checkout. 80% of women report issues related to their period, from irregularities and inconsistencies, to debilitating pain that doesn’t seem to subside. The Founders of Food Period  (discount code THEMENTORS20) are on a mission to help women everywhere through a completely natural process called seed syncing. They’ve simplified the complicated seed consumption protocol by creating delicious energy bites that get sent to your door every month. Within just a few months, for less than the cost of a protein bar, customers have reported major improvements in their periods - all without taking any medication.This episode starts from the very beginning, when founders Britt Martin and Jenn Kim met in boarding school. They quickly developed a friendship that would last through college, where they would have long phone calls brainstorming different business ideas with the dream of starting their own company one day. That day came years later, after Britt started attending NYU to study business journalism after working in finance for years, and Jen was living in Seoul doing branding work for major clients like Facebook. The idea came from a personal problem. Britt had been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, and after undergoing chemo her period stopped completely. In an effort to avoid putting more chemicals in her body, she sought healthy alternatives and discovered seed syncing, the process of taking a specific set of seeds at specific times every single day.Soon after her period came back, her and Jenn realized that this is something many women could benefit from. After surveying hundreds of women, they realized that a majority had some issues related to their period, validating that there could be a lot of demand for their solution. Within 2 weeks, Jenn moved from South Korea to run the business with Britt. In this episode we dive into deep detail to uncover how this business was built, from how Food Period has been able to grow completely organically with zero advertising to how the two best friends deal with conflict when making critical decisions.We also learn about their process for building out the supply chain for the business, and even dissect how they think about pricing. If you think this product can help you, you can get $20 off of your first box of Food Period by using the code THEMENTORS20 at checkout. 5 Minute Pick Me Up - Starting a Revenue Generating Training Business in 3 Weeks 5 Minute Pick Me Up - Starting a Revenue Generating Training Business in 3 Weeks Mon, 27 Aug 2018 01:00:35 GMT 8:14 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/491096118 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a72 In this episode you’ll hear a story about how Vad… In this episode you’ll hear a story about how Vadim and I had to shut down a failing business and start another one within a matter of weeks.We’ll walk through the steps we took to test and start a training services business from scratch with no prior client list, and no training curriculum. In this episode you will learn how we:1) Narrowed down a list of potential skills we have that we could teach2) Narrowed down a list of potential clients we could target for this new program3) Tested different client segments to figure out which one to focus on4) Closed our first $4,000 deal within 3 weeks of conceptualizing this service offering In this episode you’ll hear a story about how Vadim and I had to shut down a failing business and start another one within a matter of weeks.We’ll walk through the steps we took to test and start a training services business from scratch with no prior client list, and no training curriculum. In this episode you will learn how we:1) Narrowed down a list of potential skills we have that we could teach2) Narrowed down a list of potential clients we could target for this new program3) Tested different client segments to figure out which one to focus on4) Closed our first $4,000 deal within 3 weeks of conceptualizing this service offering How Justin Dent Started A Multimillion Dollar Non-Profit While In College How Justin Dent Started A Multimillion Dollar Non-Profit While In College Wed, 22 Aug 2018 05:25:40 GMT 30:40 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/488921085 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a73 At 16 years old Justin secured a full time intern… 5 Minute Pick Me Up - Sell Before You Build 5 Minute Pick Me Up - Sell Before You Build Mon, 20 Aug 2018 04:39:58 GMT 7:24 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/487931706 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a74 The biggest mistake you can make as an entreprene… The biggest mistake you can make as an entrepreneur is to spend all of your time and resources building a product without doing the proper validation - ie: figuring out who your customer is, and confirming that this customer is willing to pay for your product. This 5 Minute Pick Me Up is a story about a founder that we mentored who made this classic mistake. Fortunately, the story has a happy ending. His team had spent over a year building a product with hundreds of features, with the idea that it could help almost any small business with customer retention. After hearing this, our advice was simple. Stop building, and start selling. They needed to raise money to continue operations, and the only way to do that was to prove that there was real demand in the market. We gave them advice on their pitch, and suggestions for how they could start selling quickly. Within a few months, they had several paying customers.In 5 minutes you will:-Learn how to quickly get in front customers to test and sell your solution before fully building it out-Understand how early customers can help you simplify your product, saving you time and money down the line-Learn why trying to build and sell to everyone is a recipe for disaster, and how you can be successful by solving a big enough problem for a very specific type of customer The biggest mistake you can make as an entrepreneur is to spend all of your time and resources building a product without doing the proper validation - ie: figuring out who your customer is, and confirming that this customer is willing to pay for your product. This 5 Minute Pick Me Up is a story about a founder that we mentored who made this classic mistake. Fortunately, the story has a happy ending. His team had spent over a year building a product with hundreds of features, with the idea that it could help almost any small business with customer retention. After hearing this, our advice was simple. Stop building, and start selling. They needed to raise money to continue operations, and the only way to do that was to prove that there was real demand in the market. We gave them advice on their pitch, and suggestions for how they could start selling quickly. Within a few months, they had several paying customers.In 5 minutes you will:-Learn how to quickly get in front customers to test and sell your solution before fully building it out-Understand how early customers can help you simplify your product, saving you time and money down the line-Learn why trying to build and sell to everyone is a recipe for disaster, and how you can be successful by solving a big enough problem for a very specific type of customer How SoaPen Plans To Save 1 Million Children A Year, With Forbes 30 Under 30 Amanat Anand How SoaPen Plans To Save 1 Million Children A Year, With Forbes 30 Under 30 Amanat Anand Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:51:52 GMT 31:46 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/485753286 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a75 1.5 Million children die each year due to diarrhe… 5 Minute Pick Me Up – The Uber Driver Entrepreneur With A Fleet Of 12 Cars 5 Minute Pick Me Up – The Uber Driver Entrepreneur With A Fleet Of 12 Cars Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:30:41 GMT 7:30 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/485282223 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a76 <![CDATA[How To Tell Your Boss You're Quitting]]> Wed, 08 Aug 2018 03:51:41 GMT 26:41 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/482622861 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a77 Quitting a job can feel exhilarating and intimida… 5 Minute Pick Me Up - Superior Auto Steam (Mack) 5 Minute Pick Me Up - Superior Auto Steam (Mack) Mon, 06 Aug 2018 04:11:27 GMT 5:51 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/481687890 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a78 The Secret to Finding Big Opportunities, with Carey Smith of Big Ass Fans The Secret to Finding Big Opportunities, with Carey Smith of Big Ass Fans Wed, 01 Aug 2018 16:07:37 GMT 48:22 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/479731056 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a79 How do you mint 15 new millionaires over night? C… How To Get Recognized On The Streets Of Philadelphia How To Get Recognized On The Streets Of Philadelphia Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:10:55 GMT 19:46 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/476527191 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a7a We get stopped on the streets quite a lot. Not be… How To Do What You Love In A Communist Country - Part III How To Do What You Love In A Communist Country - Part III Wed, 18 Jul 2018 04:42:36 GMT 31:10 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/473220237 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a7b How To Make It In AmericaThis is the third and … How To Make It In AmericaThis is the third and final part of our series about our father, Samuel Revzin, who built one of the most successful schools in Soviet Belarus, only to have to start all over in a new career at the age of 54. In this episode we tell the story of how our mother and father made the difficult decision to pack their bags and move halfway around the world to make a better life for their children here in the United States. With few employment prospects for recent immigrants, they had to do menial work for years to support the family.Listen to find out how our father was able to use the same entrepreneurial instincts he developed in Belarus to start a business in a shopping mall that he grew to three locations and multiple employees. This small business was effectively our real world MBA, where at the age of 12 we were thrust into the day to day of the business to learn what it takes to run a company. How To Make It In AmericaThis is the third and final part of our series about our father, Samuel Revzin, who built one of the most successful schools in Soviet Belarus, only to have to start all over in a new career at the age of 54. In this episode we tell the story of how our mother and father made the difficult decision to pack their bags and move halfway around the world to make a better life for their children here in the United States. With few employment prospects for recent immigrants, they had to do menial work for years to support the family.Listen to find out how our father was able to use the same entrepreneurial instincts he developed in Belarus to start a business in a shopping mall that he grew to three locations and multiple employees. This small business was effectively our real world MBA, where at the age of 12 we were thrust into the day to day of the business to learn what it takes to run a company. <![CDATA[What's The Point Of An Advisor And How Do You Find One?]]> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 04:13:15 GMT 29:43 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/470096742 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a7c Most startups seem to have advisors listed in the… How To Do What You Love In A Communist Country - Part II How To Do What You Love In A Communist Country - Part II Wed, 04 Jul 2018 13:16:25 GMT 38:47 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/467189787 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a7d This is a continuation of How To Do What You Love… Building a National Food Brand With No Investors, with Michael Levine Building a National Food Brand With No Investors, with Michael Levine Wed, 27 Jun 2018 17:43:40 GMT 17:02 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/464238933 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a7e One in five children in the United States goes hu… How to Land Major Distributors Like Whole Foods by Hustling Door to Door, with Adam Jones of Peloton How to Land Major Distributors Like Whole Foods by Hustling Door to Door, with Adam Jones of Peloton Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:22:08 GMT 20:42 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/460975206 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a7f Adam was starting to photograph celebrities for m… Turning a Hobby Into a Business, The Wandering Bear Coffee Story Turning a Hobby Into a Business, The Wandering Bear Coffee Story Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:11:02 GMT 35:20 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/457868226 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a80 The cold brew coffee market has exploded over the… The cold brew coffee market has exploded over the last few years, with sales reaching $738 million dollars in 2017 alone, popularized by major chains like Starbucks.When Matt Bachmann and Ben Gordon met at Columbia Business School a few years before the cold brew craze, they knew that they wanted to start a business, but had no idea what to build. As their friendship grew over the next 6 months, they realized they both shared an interesting passion - really more of an obsession. Making their own cold brew coffee at home. Over the next year and a half, while still in school, they developed what would become Wandering Bear Cold Brew Coffee, launching a first of its kind boxed coffee in the process (think Franzia for coffee). In this episode we breakdown how they came up with their minimum viable product (first consistently good tasting batch of coffee), and what they did to test various go to market strategies for their business. We uncover how they identified an opportunity to rapidly generate revenue for their business, and the steps that they took to end up in over 1,000 stores across the United States, landing major partnerships like Fresh Direct, Whole Foods, Target, and more. The cold brew coffee market has exploded over the last few years, with sales reaching $738 million dollars in 2017 alone, popularized by major chains like Starbucks.When Matt Bachmann and Ben Gordon met at Columbia Business School a few years before the cold brew craze, they knew that they wanted to start a business, but had no idea what to build. As their friendship grew over the next 6 months, they realized they both shared an interesting passion - really more of an obsession. Making their own cold brew coffee at home. Over the next year and a half, while still in school, they developed what would become Wandering Bear Cold Brew Coffee, launching a first of its kind boxed coffee in the process (think Franzia for coffee). In this episode we breakdown how they came up with their minimum viable product (first consistently good tasting batch of coffee), and what they did to test various go to market strategies for their business. We uncover how they identified an opportunity to rapidly generate revenue for their business, and the steps that they took to end up in over 1,000 stores across the United States, landing major partnerships like Fresh Direct, Whole Foods, Target, and more. How Julie Smolyansky of Lifeway Became CEO of a Public Company at 27 How Julie Smolyansky of Lifeway Became CEO of a Public Company at 27 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 17:38:24 GMT 40:47 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/454696611 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a81 At 27 years old, Julie Smolyansky found herself l… How to Quickly Test Any Business Idea Before You Launch How to Quickly Test Any Business Idea Before You Launch Wed, 30 May 2018 16:02:18 GMT 30:38 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/451283406 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a82 Entrepreneurs can spend years working on the wron… How to Do What You Love in a Communist Country - Part I How to Do What You Love in a Communist Country - Part I Wed, 23 May 2018 16:45:49 GMT 37:25 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/448115883 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a83 The Soviet Union was not a very supportive place … How Getting Fired Changed My Life How Getting Fired Changed My Life Wed, 16 May 2018 16:14:28 GMT 32:59 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/444899523 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a84 The Right Way to Outsource Your App Development, with Murtuza Kutub The Right Way to Outsource Your App Development, with Murtuza Kutub Wed, 09 May 2018 16:09:44 GMT 33:25 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/441646650 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a85 When Murtuza started consulting on the side with … Using Word of Mouth to Build a Million Dollar Shoe Brand, with Twin Sisters Jessica and Emily Leung Using Word of Mouth to Build a Million Dollar Shoe Brand, with Twin Sisters Jessica and Emily Leung Wed, 02 May 2018 14:49:06 GMT 48:33 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/438304500 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a86 <![CDATA[How Sufia Hossain Accidentally Made a Hot Sauce That's Now Sold All Over NYC]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:51:52 GMT 37:36 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/435035088 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a87 When Sufia Hossain started experimenting with hot… How Max Altschuler Grew SalesHacker From One Conference to a Media Company Serving Millions How Max Altschuler Grew SalesHacker From One Conference to a Media Company Serving Millions Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:50:12 GMT 44:54 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/431648205 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a88 Max Altschuler is redefining what it means to bui… How Bobby Thakkar Built a 6 Figure Business While in High School How Bobby Thakkar Built a 6 Figure Business While in High School Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:08:40 GMT 45:36 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/428186631 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a89 When Bobby Thakkar started Grupacity Consulting i… When Bobby Thakkar started Grupacity Consulting in his senior year of High School, he was able to attract customers like Uber, Redbull, Chanel, and Spotify within the first three months of business - all with zero marketing. How does an 18 year old jack of all trades accomplish what many seasoned specialized professionals struggle to attain? By spending years meticulously building a network and a following. It all started when a sports injury forced him to stop playing tennis 8 hours a day. Instead of retreating to his friends, or spending his free time playing video games, he decided to focus on growing professionally. In this episode we uncover how he created a massive community of 25,000 people in his sophomore and junior year of high school, and the steps that he took to quickly create a profitable business before he even got accepted into college. When Bobby Thakkar started Grupacity Consulting in his senior year of High School, he was able to attract customers like Uber, Redbull, Chanel, and Spotify within the first three months of business - all with zero marketing. How does an 18 year old jack of all trades accomplish what many seasoned specialized professionals struggle to attain? By spending years meticulously building a network and a following. It all started when a sports injury forced him to stop playing tennis 8 hours a day. Instead of retreating to his friends, or spending his free time playing video games, he decided to focus on growing professionally. In this episode we uncover how he created a massive community of 25,000 people in his sophomore and junior year of high school, and the steps that he took to quickly create a profitable business before he even got accepted into college. How to Get the Attention of Important People How to Get the Attention of Important People Wed, 04 Apr 2018 16:03:20 GMT 33:47 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/424732095 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a8a Public Speaking Techniques Used by Billionaires, Actors and Presidents Public Speaking Techniques Used by Billionaires, Actors and Presidents Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:16:18 GMT 26:58 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/421892556 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a8b Some of the best public speakers in the world sta… Some of the best public speakers in the world started off as shy and reserved presenters that had trouble captivating an audience. Contrary to popular belief, effective oration is a skill that can be learned and mastered by any personality. There are countless examples of leaders, like Mahatma Gandhi, Warren Buffett, and Abraham Lincoln, that deeply feared public speaking until they refined their skills through many failed talks, ultimately learning how to command the attention of any audience.In this episode we walk you through our personal story of how we became effective public speakers and dig into specific steps that you can take to ensure that your next speech leaves a lasting impression. We discuss techniques like storytelling and theme discovery to help demystify the anatomy of some of the best talks in history. We also share stories from billionaire entrepreneurs, world leaders, and professional actors to show exactly how they apply these rules in their own lives. Some of the best public speakers in the world started off as shy and reserved presenters that had trouble captivating an audience. Contrary to popular belief, effective oration is a skill that can be learned and mastered by any personality. There are countless examples of leaders, like Mahatma Gandhi, Warren Buffett, and Abraham Lincoln, that deeply feared public speaking until they refined their skills through many failed talks, ultimately learning how to command the attention of any audience.In this episode we walk you through our personal story of how we became effective public speakers and dig into specific steps that you can take to ensure that your next speech leaves a lasting impression. We discuss techniques like storytelling and theme discovery to help demystify the anatomy of some of the best talks in history. We also share stories from billionaire entrepreneurs, world leaders, and professional actors to show exactly how they apply these rules in their own lives. How to Start a Successful Coffee Shop in One of The Biggest Cities in The World How to Start a Successful Coffee Shop in One of The Biggest Cities in The World Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:36:39 GMT 45:06 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/417093189 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a8c Coffee Project New York has been voted the best c… Launching Best Sellers, Going Viral, and Avoiding Burnout with Charlie Hoehn Launching Best Sellers, Going Viral, and Avoiding Burnout with Charlie Hoehn Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:40:04 GMT 47:23 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/413579922 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a8d Finding a world class mentor even once in your ca… How to Network Like a Pickup Artist How to Network Like a Pickup Artist Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:25:41 GMT 27:04 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/410102496 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a8e Approaching and talking to strangers is not natur… Approaching and talking to strangers is not natural for everyone. But some people seem to always make new friends and connections everywhere they go. What are they doing and saying that makes them stand out?In this episode we learn from some of the same techniques and principles in psychology that pickup artists use to meet people anywhere, and apply them to a business setting. The biggest similarities between dating and professional networking are in the critical first moments where people often times end up getting in their own way. The outcomes of these moments depend on whether you condition your mind to frame a new relationship as doomed before it even begins, or instead as an opportunity that can change your life in ways you could never predict.Hear our stories of how ordinary people have used some of these approaches to get life changing jobs and opportunities for their own businesses.Listen to this episode to learn how to-overcome the initial fear of approaching someone new-strike up an organic conversation with anyone-talk about yourself in a way that gets people interested Approaching and talking to strangers is not natural for everyone. But some people seem to always make new friends and connections everywhere they go. What are they doing and saying that makes them stand out?In this episode we learn from some of the same techniques and principles in psychology that pickup artists use to meet people anywhere, and apply them to a business setting. The biggest similarities between dating and professional networking are in the critical first moments where people often times end up getting in their own way. The outcomes of these moments depend on whether you condition your mind to frame a new relationship as doomed before it even begins, or instead as an opportunity that can change your life in ways you could never predict.Hear our stories of how ordinary people have used some of these approaches to get life changing jobs and opportunities for their own businesses.Listen to this episode to learn how to-overcome the initial fear of approaching someone new-strike up an organic conversation with anyone-talk about yourself in a way that gets people interested Building a Mission Driven E-commerce Brand and Breaking Into Retail with Mera McGrew Building a Mission Driven E-commerce Brand and Breaking Into Retail with Mera McGrew Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:34:49 GMT 49:13 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/406575228 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a8f In just a little over a year, Mera McGrew has gon… When Should I Quit My Job? When Should I Quit My Job? Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:01:37 GMT 30:38 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/402855885 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a90 Every creator and entrepreneur dreams of one day … Building a 90 Million Dollar Business After 50, with Larry Petretti Building a 90 Million Dollar Business After 50, with Larry Petretti Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:52:26 GMT 40:37 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/399544656 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a91 Is it possible to spend your whole career working… Becoming Unstuck - How To Finally Get Started Becoming Unstuck - How To Finally Get Started Wed, 07 Feb 2018 05:56:37 GMT 30:59 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/395703966 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a92 A lot of people want to start something, but most… World Champion Dancer Olga Nesterova, from the UN to the NBA Playoffs Halftime Show World Champion Dancer Olga Nesterova, from the UN to the NBA Playoffs Halftime Show Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:56:56 GMT 59:06 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/392262786 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a93 At just 13 years old Olga was selected to join th… <![CDATA[Blockchain & Cryptocurrency: See Through The Noise, with Boris Revsin]]> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:06:52 GMT 36:45 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/387972941 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a94 Blockchain technologies and the cryptocurrencies … <![CDATA[Sadiq Samani - From College Dropout to Successful Entrepreneur & Standup Comedian]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:44:20 GMT 1:10:59 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/384834383 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a95 Sadiq Samani has figured out how to run a lifesty… Sadiq Samani has figured out how to run a lifestyle business as CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of Autoagent while pursuing his true passion, comedy, full time. He now works 40 hours a month on his business, and performs all around the world. In this episode we walk through his whole journey, and breakdown the daily routines and habits that turned him from a 17 year old kid that hated school and spent all his time watching TV, to a successful businessman, activist, and comedian that has performed at hundreds of venues like The Improv, Laugh Factory, and Gotham Comedy Club. Sadiq Samani has figured out how to run a lifestyle business as CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of Autoagent while pursuing his true passion, comedy, full time. He now works 40 hours a month on his business, and performs all around the world. In this episode we walk through his whole journey, and breakdown the daily routines and habits that turned him from a 17 year old kid that hated school and spent all his time watching TV, to a successful businessman, activist, and comedian that has performed at hundreds of venues like The Improv, Laugh Factory, and Gotham Comedy Club. Negotiating Equity and Founder Breakups Negotiating Equity and Founder Breakups Thu, 04 Jan 2018 03:28:56 GMT 37:36 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/378500639 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a96 Most first time entrepreneurs get this wrong. In … Finding a Business Partner Finding a Business Partner Thu, 04 Jan 2018 03:21:13 GMT 29:43 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/378498392 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a97 How to Come Up With Good Business Ideas How to Come Up With Good Business Ideas Thu, 04 Jan 2018 03:11:15 GMT 28:51 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/378495260 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a98 In this episode we look at how successful creator… In this episode we look at how successful creators (comedians, entrepreneurs, etc.) work to get better at coming up with good ideas, and how you can apply this to you own life. We also give actionable suggestions on how you can immediately start coming up with your own business ideas. In this episode we look at how successful creators (comedians, entrepreneurs, etc.) work to get better at coming up with good ideas, and how you can apply this to you own life. We also give actionable suggestions on how you can immediately start coming up with your own business ideas. The Mentors - Intro Episode The Mentors - Intro Episode Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:58:14 GMT 4:57 tag:soundcloud,2010:tracks/378491108 no https://shows.pippa.io/the-mentors/5c0dda5d4e1c13820d367a99 This is a quick introduction to our podcast, the … This is a quick introduction to our podcast, the Mentors, where brothers Sergei and Vadim Revzin give advice to anyone interested in building a business. This is a quick introduction to our podcast, the Mentors, where brothers Sergei and Vadim Revzin give advice to anyone interested in building a business.