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INTENT Podcast 006: Ryan Lee

Ryan is like a godfather of internet marketing and membership sites, In my humble opinion. He created his first sports training membership site back in 1999. He has a passion for helping people live a better life, whatever that may mean for them. 

After being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition, he went on a journey to change things for himself which led to creating his latest endeavour REWIND, a Superfood bar. He has taken his years of experience and built REWIND to help people live a better life. I should also add that he is using REWIND almost like a social enterprise, as he brings in kids for deprived neighbourhoods and teaches them about entrepreneurship, and what it takes to run a business.

Just as he is obsessed with business and the challenges it presents, Ryan is equally if not more obsessed with living a good and healthy life with his wife and four kids. 

On today’s episode, we talk about Ryan’s mentality and what it means to run a business to support your life, instead of the other way around.

“You cannot function at your peak, you can't build the best business you could possibly build. Unless you're physically getting yourself ready” – Ryan Lee

Some topics that were discussed include:

  • Ryans Mentality
  • Emotional Attachment
  • What being an entrepreneur means to Ryan
  • How he decided to let go of freedom and get into rewind
  • How it feels to get his students to a place they can buy his company from him
  • How to handle someone using your system for sales
  • The silliest new trend
  • Advice on how people can stay focused in what they are doing 
  • People should focus on quality and making it about themselves
  • What led to the idea of having the heart and smart
  • Incubator on teaching kids how to start a business

References & links mentioned:

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INTENT Podcast 005: Aaron Selkrig

At just 17 years old Aaron enrolled in The Australian Army and became an army combat fitness instructor. With six years in the Army, starting his own tattoo shop in Thailand, and even a few business “war stories” under his belt, Aaron has emerged victorious. Being able to grow his newest business into a million-dollar company in Helsinki Finland: Selkrig Performance Unit.

Aaron also leads Selkrig Performance Unit, a fitness den for busy entrepreneurs where Aaron and his team transform how you think about exercising and being in the gym with programs custom tailored specifically for each person. He also runs a virtual coaching program for entrepreneurs, his success might be a surprise to some people, but to Aaron.

This Aussie training champ has a drive and determination in SPADES, He even moved to a new country with a totally different language to start his own business!

Today, we talk about how Aaron got into strength training, What attracted him to entrepreneurship and how to overcome dealing with conservative clients in a business.

“Always validate your Idea” – Aaron Selkrig

Some topics that were discussed include:

  • How Aaron got into strength and conditioning
  • His marketing strategy for a tattoo shop
  • What attracted Aaron to being an entrepreneur
  • How he transferred the skills with him to the gym
  • How he overcomes the conservative mentality in Finland 
  • Why he went to Finland
  • Lessons learned from a failed business
  • Working for skills
  • What it feels like to pull the pin on a business idea when it isn’t working
  • At what point do you decide what I’m doing has something good going on and how do you capitalize on it.
  • How he arrived at his business model
  • Short term sacrifice for long term goals
  • How to make the company great for work and great for people
  • Advice for anyone interested in starting a business

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INTENT Podcast 004: Ben Poggemiller

When Ben was younger he always had a creative side to him. He also always thought of ways to make money from this creative side of his. In elementary school, he drew comics books with the idea of selling them to friends. This mindset carried over into high school where he and his locker partner sold food, drinks and candy out of their locker. They happen to be business partners today in his local brick and mortar business. Ben later went on to work for a family that owned 5 branches of the Tim Hortons Canadian restaurant chain. 

He handled the equipment maintenance for the chains.

He soon realised this wasn’t his dream knowing he always wanted to get involved in education and be an academic. After deciding NOT to pursue a PhD, he chose to do something that will utilise all the skills he had picked up from university. 

Today, we find out what got Ben into Facebook ads, How he went from an employee to decide I’m going to start a local business.

“Just doing one thing every day that’ll grow each business is very important” – Ben Poggemiller

Some topics that were discussed include:

  • What made him become an entrepreneur
  • What got him into Facebook ads
  •  How long it took him to get his first client
  •  How he decided to become a businessman
  • Going from being your own boss into being in a partnership
  • Difficulty in finding people to do jobs in a small town
  • Dealing with customer demands and prospect demands as the owner
  • Still running ads for clients
  • How he managed running ads for clients and his own business
  • Sales calls
  • Skills built over the course of his career
  • How to manage not having control
  • Shifting focus on the businesses he owns
  • Marketing growth plan for both businesses
  • Advice to people wanting to be an entrepreneur 

References & links mentioned:

Contact Ben:

  • Ben Poggemiller
  • Ben is doing this cool thing called Apple Picker Campaigns GO HERE to find out if he can help you

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INTENT Podcast 003: Mark Thompson

For the past 15 years, he’s been living in Spain working as a full-time online marketer. Prior to this, he was a contractor for IBM and Hewlett Packard, looking after Datacenters and managing server farms.

Online Marketing is his passion, he runs a network of niche blogs and employs 7 writers, editors graphic designers and webmasters. This allows him to spend time researching ways to scale and grow their business.

Today, Mark shares the story of how he started making money online after thinking about how he missed important things in life. You’ll discover his retargeting techniques, how he builds audiences and how he creates his content.

“Let's hear it so many times, people not knowing what they want. And that is a killer for your business. If you don't know exactly what you want, you're screwed.” – Mark Thompson

Some topics that were discussed include:

  • When starting out in comparison to the American Mark Thompson
  • Most interesting stories from refund requests
  • The importance of knowing your funnel stats
  • His best product he ever bought and a lot of people refunded
  • The Rockstar Introvert writer
  • Different mediums to get information and learn
  • Not knowing what you want vs inability to communicate well
  • The basics of tracking your stats
  • Mark’s career journey story
  • How people compartmentalize from learn mode to social mode
  • The Facebook algorithm of showing you what it thinks you want to see
  • His point of view with investing in Bitcoin
  • The modern way of Marketing
  • How he removed the burden of content creation

References & links mentioned:

Contact Mark:

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INTENT Podcast 002: Damien Fogg

Damian used to be into finance and financial advising, trading and property. He managed to retire at a reasonably early stage. Damian has an obsession with property as his career started over a decade ago when he decided to go full time into the property after working as a financial advisor (CeFA) at the time. 

With his combination of perfectionism and love of qualifications, he went back to university to obtain a Masters Degree (MSc) in Commercial Building Surveying which led to him becoming a chartered building surveyor (MRICS).  He’s currently focused his mission to helping other people gain more time and reduce their stress by managing their finances and investing for their long-term future.

Today, we cover his move from the financial sector to property, a comparison between his day to day life, then and now. We also cover what work entails under the freedom setting working for himself has provided and how he helps others.

“It’s better to make the wrong decision than no decision” – Damien Fogg

Some topics that were discussed include:

  • Comparison of Damian’s life now in comparison to when he worked in the financial sector
  • Comparison between his day to day life when in the financial sector 
  •  What work is like under freer conditions
  •  What is it like having a traditional job for 3 months and then retiring
  • Our “why”
  • Things that you’d need to do to as an average person in order to get your investments to look after you
  • How to live below your means
  • How to decide what’s vital and what’s not vital to living below your means
  • Figuring out income, expenditure 

References & links mentioned:

Contact Damien:

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INTENT Podcast 001: David Schloss

David Schloss is the founder of Convert ROI, which is a highly successful digital advertising agency focusing exclusively on Facebook and Instagram ads platform. His expertise lies behind the psychology of running high yielding advertising campaigns on Facebook. He can do these through his fully managed private client work, consulting, intensive training events or keynote speaking. 

David utilises proprietary methods of “contextual congruence”,  his process comes from a marriage between direct response marketing and understanding social behaviour. He is the mastermind behind most other advertisers success on Facebook 

Today, we discuss potential opportunities provided by the pandemic, we also discuss the effects the current state of matters has on the digital marketing spectrum, How companies can potentially pivot in these dire times and so much more.

“Even when the market is down there are always ways to benefit from it” – David Schloss

Some topics that were discussed include:

  • How to stay relevant in a market crisis
  • How the current situation affects the market place for service providers
  • The changes in normal life the pandemic could cause interactions and business
  • The urge to do things when told not to 
  • Way businesses affected by this can capitalise 
  • How the pandemic is affecting David personally
  • Limitation of Risk management
  • How David chooses people he brings onboard
  • How he identifies his leadership style
  • How he keeps cool when everyone around him is losing their minds
  • A disconnect between what people are talking about and what they are doing when the lights are off
  • Financial literacy
  • Delegation when people are first hired
  • How to overcome the fear of delegation

References & links mentioned:

Contact David:

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INTENT Podcast Intro: Tega Diegbe

This episode is to talk a little bit about the podcast, what I envisioned for the podcast and what I hope to achieve with the podcast.

I spent like three months trying to think of a super clever name for the podcast. When I settled on INTENT, I had to think of a fancy reason why I would call my podcast intent. It could be tied to intention, it could be tied to intention and entrepreneurship. It could be tied to how entrepreneurs will, their intent into existence. 

I do the stuff that I know and love to do so well and stay in my comfort zone. So first and foremost, this podcast is going to be a way for me to step out of my comfort zone. The way I met these people and these people, I'm referring to, is going to be my podcast guests. The way that I've met these people would have been interacting with them primarily in a business sense. And as we did more business stuff together, as we did deals and worked out different things together, I've gotten to know some of them. 

So I wanted to get to know these people better. And in wanting to get to know them better, I knew that I couldn't maybe travel to where they are cause these guys are all over the world. In asking them questions and getting their answers to things that I'm intrigued about, I hope that people will learn different things that they can take away and use in their day to day lives. 

I would hope to grow into a place where we can just sit and talk business, talk about business and lessons learned from all that.  I hope you enjoyed this episode and you maybe got something from it that you can take and use and implement in your business or life. If you're interested in any of the links mentioned or any more information about anything that talks about in the show today, you can go to www.intentpodcast.com

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