END 032: Matt Theriault: The Do Over Guy – His Rise From Bagging Groceries to Banking Big Bucks

Matt Theriault is an entrepreneur, author, success coach and host of Your Do Over, a weekly podcast based on inspiring “come back” stories that teach people how to start over with ease, speed, and lasting success.

Also, the creator of the Epic Real Estate Investing podcast, Matt focuses on financial education, the importance of multiple streams of income, and teaching people how to create wealth through conventional and creative real estate investing.

Having spent 15 years developing a successful career in the music industry, Matt Theriault lost it all when the digital download killed the CD distributor. At the age of 34, he found himself flat broke and bagging groceries. Without a ‘plan b’, he was forced to learn something new.

Through consistent action and self-education he’s been able to rise again, using real estate as his reinvention vehicle. Matt is best known for his seamless blending of personal development and actionable steps to achieving financial independence through real estate. Matt is the founder of the Epic Pro Academy as well as the acclaimed author of Do Over.

If Matt Was Given the Last Tweet Known to Mankind – What Would It Be?

 

Resistance Matt Experienced in the Beginning Days

Digital downloads quickly replaced CD’s leaving Matt broke and bagging groceries. Once a high flying music mogul the swift change reduced Matt’s 7 figure income to $7/hr.  A new determination developed within him as he claimed his own “Do Over”.

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We Made Our First $5 Online Last Night While Sleeping! Time for a Happy Dance! @johnolsonlive

After 7 years of studying, researching and hard work, we made our first online sale of a digital product while we slept last night. We’ve sold real estate online, equipment, right-of-way services to power companies, vehicles, toys and all kinds of stuff online, but never a digital product.

“Seven years of hard labor for a measly $5”, you say? “Who in their right mind would be so thrilled about that”, you say?

Well we can’t prove to you that we are in right mind, but we can tell you 3 things about our little $5 windfall profit:

As far as we’re concerned our little $5 may as well have been $5,000,000 because we broke the ice. If we can earn $5 selling a digital product, then we think we can sell $10, then $100, then $1,000, $10,000, $100,000, and YES we now think we can sell $1,000,000 worth of digital products on line. Our first focus will be to double our revenue, so $10 will be the first goal.

Just yesterday, we listened to a podcast of an entrepreneur couple, Shane & Jocelyn http://flippedlifestyle.com/, who earned $0.11 on their first sale. That’s right, NO DOLLARS and ELEVEN CENTS. They described how that eleven cent sale in 2012 changed their whole mindset. Want to know how much they made in July 2014?  $142,000. If you want to listen to their story go to iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/spi-122-from-teachers-to-totally/id383084001?i=317684294&mt=2

We were so inspired by their story and think it’s hilarious that our first sale of a digital product came just one day after listening to the above mentioned podcast on Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn. Maybe in two years we will be rockin’ a six figure per month income.

We can’t begin to describe to you how wonderful it feels on the inside to know somebody in this world of 7 billion people liked our creative work enough to PAY us $5. We are hugely grateful to our first customer, as such, we started the whole thing off right by telling them they were our first digital customer and rewarding them with way more than they even bargained for. This will set us up for future success because it is incredibly powerful to under-promise and over deliver on your products and services.

This tiny sale boosted our self-esteem 1,000%. Somebody valued our work enough to pay us, plus this little sale tore down the myth that people really don’t make money selling digital products on line. So death to you myth. We now know first hand that you can sell digital products on line, and that at least one person in this world liked our work enough to purchase from us.

We know all of this may seem like gibberish coming from Captain Obvious, but we can assure you that a big barrier has been broken. We are feverishly working on a digital product now that will sell for considerably more than $5. And now we have the reassurance that people will buy a product from us, that our work will be valued in the market place and that we can do this.

So, let’s DO THIS THANG!!!

If you would like to take a look at the product we are currently selling go to: Podcast Album Artwork Tutorial

Please leave a comment below and do yourself a favor. . .have a great day! Seize it and live it to the fullest.

 

END 031: Rhett Power: On a Mission to Sell One Million Frogs

Rhett Power co-founded Wild Creations in 2007 and quickly built the company into the Fastest Growing Business in South Carolina. He and his team have won over 40 national awards for their innovative kids toys and have been in Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 company two years in a row. Rhett believes his Peace Corps experience taught him everything he needed to succeed in business. Follow his personal blog and follow him on Twitter at @rhettpower.

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Resistance Rhett Experienced in the Beginning Days

Rhett and his business partner bought a small, struggling company right before the Great Recession began. Money was very tight. Rhett didn’t receive a paycheck out of the business for almost 2 years, yet he and his partner kept going and eventually began to see profit. Now they are selling millions of dollars worth of toys.

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END 030: Jen Fitzgerald: How to Attract and Retain More Customers @theclientangel

Jen Fitzgerald is the creator of the acclaimed client management program, The Client Angel. She offers heart-felt business training to entrepreneurs who are feeling frustrated and overwhelmed with their business. When Jen is not helping business owners grow their business she is spending time with her family and studying the latest business coaching strategies.

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Resistance Jen Experienced in the Beginning Days

Jen experienced the fear of thinking that no one would pay attention to her, that she didn’t know enough to be a leader in the market place. That fear was quickly replaced with raving clients as she pushed through her fears to business success.

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Are You Desperate?

Are you living in a state of desperation right now?

Desperation usually follows after one of 3 traumatic events occur:

  1. an important relationship ends permanently
  2. the last dollar is spent
  3. a distressing phone call is received from a health professional

Desperation takes us to a fork in the road and gives us 2 choices:

  1. Devastation
  2. Determination

Either choice is going to be very difficult.

Devastation is a dark place. This is the default choice. It can be temporary but often times is permanent.

Determination requires difficult discipline, but it inspires hope. Hope fuels passion. Passion is contagious and almost always results in some kind of mind blowing success with a team of people cheering about how glorious the experience of climbing out of the ashes of ruin.

Do not quit business pros! Choose determination. It’s hard but it’s so worth the effort.

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END 029: Joshua Davidson: Startup Catapult That Builds Great Products for Entrepreneurs – Happy Anniversary @ChopDawgStudios

We have an outstanding show for you today. Our guest began his first business at 16. They just celebrated their fifth anniversary with 22 team members. This company is unusual, but what else would you expect from a young 21 year old CEO who thinks its kind of fun to do the impossible? Strap yourself in because you’re going to love hearing how this guy became the Chop dog in his industry. Are you ready?  Entrepreneur, speaker and startup advisor. Founder of Chop Dawg. Joshua Davidson helps build products and grow companies. And he is a huge Philadelphia sports fan.

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Resistance Joshua Experienced in the Beginning Days

Rapid growth has been the norm since this company’s inception. The only real resistance came in the form of growing so fast and having to manage the growth.

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