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Tony Robbins talks fast. Conversing with him is like riding Space Mountain: You get in, you hang on, and before you know it, it’s over and you’re left feeling bewildered, slightly euphoric, and wanting to smooth your hair.

Robbins has become a household name as the man who popularized life coaching. Imagine your client list including Oprah, Princess Diana, and Bill Clinton—all before you hit your mid- 30s. He’s spoken to more than 50 million people in 100 countries. To call Tony Robbins just a self-help guru would be like calling Muhammad Ali just a boxer. It doesn’t quite cut it. He is a force of nature, an industry, and a global brand. His advice is still sought by the likes of professional athletes, CEOs, movie stars, rappers and world leaders.

When Foundr interrupted Robbins’ schedule for an interview, he was 40 miles from the Arctic Circle, racing Lamborghinis across a frozen ice lake. As you do. “I was eaten up by my crazy schedule, going to 15 countries a year, so I decided, ‘I’m going to find a little time to play,’ and this was on my list. So it’s nice to be able to experience it.”

It’s a fitting vacation. Robbins is best known for his high-intensity seminars. To say he’s bursting with enthusiasm is an understatement. It seems as though he’s sitting atop an erupting volcano of energy and optimism. His voice is booming, with its trademark rasp. He makes each point with the force of an artillery bombardment.

In this interview you will learn:

  • How to deduce your market to the metrics that matter
  • The steps you need to take in order to be financially free
  • Turning past pain into pure motivation and a hunger for success
  • Tony's ethos in living for impact, and how the money will follow
  • How to serve your client in the best possible way
  • & more more!
Direct download: FP060_Tony_Robbins2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:39am AEST

PAX Labs is changing the way we look at smoking. The beautiful elegance of the product is restoring luxury to the vaping world. But, developing a product that essentially sold itself for the first two years required an innovative approach to need finding.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What goes into developing a product so innovative that it is its own category
  • The T-Shaped principle when it comes to building an effective and harmonious team
  • How to use personal experience to develop a product that achieves immediate market response
  • Secrets in finding that sweet spot between the product and market to achieve epic growth
  • The "lights out" approach to mass-producing with affordability, scalability, and expertise
  • & much more!
Direct download: FP059_James_Monsees.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am AEST

Michelle Phan wears many hats. Or more perhaps more aptly; lipstick hues. 

YouTube pioneer, mega brand boardroom heavyweight, company founder, creative director, global beauty queen. 

Phan has makeup tricks that will make your eyes pop. But the numbers behind her success could make them water. Approaching 8 million YouTube followers, 1.1 billion video views, and over 1 million subscribers to her online beauty community and sampling service, ipsy.

Not bad for a 28-year-old who started touting the perfect pout online as a hobby during university. 

But don’t be mistaken, Phan’s success is not a story of luck but one of awesome internet savvy, authenticity and getting there first to opportunity.

In this interview you will learn:

  • How to develop fresh angles and stories that your audience will love
  • Key tips on developing your own personal brand
  • The importance of good storytelling, whether it's video, audio, or written
  • How to stay creative and be constantly inspired
  • What exactly YouTube is for marketers and the best way to utilise it
  • & much more!
Direct download: FP058_Michelle_Phan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45am AEST

Founder of Fueled and the Fueled Collective, Rameet Chawla, explains what it takes to consistently build the finest mobile apps, defines the Viral Coefficient and reveals how his need to be creative and independent lead him to leave the world of corporate finance to create a job for himself, which started by building his dream company.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What goes into making and developing the right MVP
  • The secrets to getting the best kind of user feedback, when to listen, and when not to listen
  • How to develop the right technological triggers needed to click with users
  • The right and wrong way to network and build professional relationships
  • The analytics tools and metrics that Ramee relies on to track the success of his apps
  • & much more!
Direct download: FP057_Rameet_Chawla.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18am AEST

 couple of months ago we sent an invitation to all the readers of our weekly newsletter. We asked if there was anyone who would like to have a one-on-one with tried and true entrepreneurial professionals.

Out of the hundreds of responses we received we picked out Derric Haynie former professional poker player and today the founder and CEO of Splash. An online marketing consultancy based in San Diego.

He sat down with Foundr’s own CEO, Nathan Chan, and Mathew Michalewicz, author of Life in Half a Second and entrepreneurial genius to talk strategy. You might remember our previous interview with Matthew where we talked about the science of success, and his journey in building 4 incredibly successful businesses.

What happened was a full breakdown of Derric Haynie’s business, his goals, what he wanted to achieve, and the steps he needed to take in order to get there.

There has never been an episode before where we’ve given away so much actionable advice and strategy, invaluable guidance, and lessons in entrepreneurship.

We’ve also included a special deal for the first 50 listeners of this episode! If you wish to access it go to - www.foundrmag.com/mattm

This is an episode you definitely don’t want to miss.

In this interview you will learn:

  • Invaluable insight on how to exponentially scale your business with the goals pyramid
  • The best way to pitch potential clients and investors
  • How to generate the right leads
  • The steps you can take today to become a successful entrepreneur
  • Multiple marketing strategies for online, cold calls and emails, referals
  • & much more!
Direct download: FP056_Foundr_Incubator.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:58am AEST

In the 1990s, the FUBU brand was everywhere, including on the backs of A-List celebrities like Will Smith, Janet Jackson, and LL Cool J. Like most trends, it seemed to come out of nowhere.

But in the case of FUBU, it sort of did. When Daymond John started the company with his longtime friends, they only had about 10 shirts. They’d sneak into a hip hop video set, put a shirt on one rapper, then take the shirt back and go do the same at another video set.

“Before you knew it people started to think of us as a huge clothing company, when we literally still had 10 shirts in a basement,” says John, now a celebrity investor on the hit reality show Shark Tank. 

Daymond John’s talent for building hype didn’t hurt, but that was only the beginning. While today John can regularly be seen on TV in flawless suits, closing six-figure deals, the rise of his game-changing streetwear company was a tumultuous one. The branding icon gained his financial chops the hard way, with lots of stumbles, and a constant learning process that continues today.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • Marketing hacks to grow your business
  • The key components of what makes a successful business
  • How to bring confidence to the table when negotiating
  • The importance of education and mentorship
  • How to build an unwavering drive to succeed
  • & much more!
Direct download: FP055_Daymond_John.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47am AEST

In this weeks episode, Nathan goes through in detail the steps he took to interview Sir Richard Branson for a Foundr Magazine front cover story and what he learnt from the whole process.

 

If you would like to check this interview out, you can download Foundr Magazine on any Tablet or Mobile device on the iTunes and Android stores.

 

iTunes - www.foundrmag.com/itunes

Android - www.foundrmag.com/android

 

In this episode you will learn:

 

- The key things Nathan took away from Interviewing Richard Branson

- How to get in touch with hard to reach people

- The secret strategy to convince influencers to be interviewed for your magazine / show

- Why this interview was game changing for Foundr Magazine

- & So Much More!

Direct download: FP054_Branson_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm AEST

The trials of starting a business—even if you forget, for a moment, the typical travails of day-to-day living—often overwhelm entrepreneurs. Late nights, endless work, big choices, and extreme uncertainty can swirl together to form a raging twister that ravages the landscape of life, shredding business hopes and ideas along the way. But the forecast is much better for some, including Andy Puddicombe.

Puddicombe is one of the minds behind Headspace, a guided meditation app that’s reaching new users every day. He can also say something that few entrepreneurs can: he’s rarely overwhelmed.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What is Mindful Meditation and how to use it effectively
  • The importance of when, and when not, to listen to customer feedback
  • How to improve your product by living in the present
  • How Andy inspires and leads a worldwide movement for meditation and peace
  • Key tips on how to avoid burnout
  • & So much more!
Direct download: FP053_Andy_Puddicombe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:27am AEST

Two years ago, the owner of a local coffee shop, Steve Rowley, was asked by a regular customer for coffee grounds to be used as an exfoliate. This simple act was the catalyst for a brand that has experienced amazing growth driven heavily by Instagram.

Frank Body creates coffee scrubs formulated with minerals and essential oils and is set to bring in more than $20 million this year. The Frank Body founding team included Bree Johnson, Erika Geraerts and Jess Hatzis of Willow & Blake.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to find your voice and personify your brand
  • How to turn influencers into brand ambassadors
  • Key tips on speaking to your target market
  • The best ways to generate content for Instagram
  • Hacks to scale your business to epic proportions
  • & much more!
Direct download: FP052_Frank_Body.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24am AEST

He was told it couldn’t be done. Social good was meant for nonprofits. Businesses were for making money. But Tom Dawkins always felt like there was a puzzle to be solved, that he could put the pieces together and run a profitable business that created change in the world.

 

A serial entrepreneur from a young age, Dawkins worked in both nonprofits and tech startups before finally  solving it. The result was StartSomeGood, a crowd-funding platform for anyone—nonprofit, for profit, or individual—with an idea to make positive change in the world.

 

In this episode you will learn:

 

- How to start your own social enterprise

- How to measure your impact and why

- The true definition of social entrepreneurship

- How find a problem that needs solving

- Budgeting 101 with a for profit social enterprise

- & So much more!

 

Direct download: FP051_Tom_Dawkins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31am AEST