Since publishing over two hundred interviews, and with the volume of consistent new listeners building, we have reached a unique place where our new listeners would benefit from a ‘Starting Point’ for the show.
This is the starting point.
These ten episodes are not only selected for their overall popularity, they also include the foundation to your entrepreneurial success.
Take notes while these ten entrepreneurs share the right mindsets, growth tactics, and habits needed to build a business that becomes something bigger than yourself.
The strategies shared within should be adopted by every entrepreneur who wants to propel themselves and their businesses forward.
The Hack the Entrepreneur Top Ten is a distillation of the ten deepest diving, most transformative, and simply the most popular conversations from the past 18 months and 200+ episodes.
Some of the entrepreneurs on this list are household names and a few of them may be new to you. Whether or not you know who they are, you will definitely want to track them down after hearing these conversations.
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Now, let’s jump into it …
#1. How to Know if You Are an Entrepreneur | Seth Godin
This interview was originally published on April 6, 2015, 076: Seth Godin on the Difference Between Failure and Your Struggle With Failure
Seth Godin’s concise definition of what makes someone an entrepreneur rather than a freelancer is an excellent starting point for coaches, freelancers, and new entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship, as described by Seth Godin, is about more than simply the creation of a job for yourself — it is about mindset, scale, and growth.
#2. Find a Multiplier Effect For Your Income | Stephen Key
This interview was originally published on November 24, 2014, as HTE 027: Finding A Multiplier Effect For Your Income | Stephen Key.
The popularity of this episode is rooted in Stephen Key’s unique perspective on passive income. Not that Stephen encourages laziness, but he does push us all to find our multiplier effects and to create income streams beyond our hours worked.
#3. Understanding the Math of Success | Guy Kawasaki
This interview was originally published on July 27, 2015, as HTE 107: Understanding the Math of Success | Guy Kawasaki.
This episode almost didn’t get published.
Guy Kawasaki and I get a little bit antagonistic with each other at one point in the conversation, so it was a bit off-putting at first. Luckily, this takes the conversation into a new, unexpected, and deeper place.
#4. We All Start Out As Employees | Brian Tracy
This interview was originally published on March 21, 2015, as HTE 202: We All Start As Employees | Brian Tracy.
Sometimes I interview people don’t know before researching, a few I’ve heard a lot about, and other times I have been following their work for many, many years — this episode is part of the latter.
Brian Tracy is the author of more than 70 books, many of them bestsellers. There are six of his books, with notes and highlighter marks throughout, on my office shelf.
Brian Tracy is a very smart entrepreneur and the insights he shares in this interview will change the way you look at business and employment.
#5. Refusing to Scale | Sunni Brown
This interview was originally published on February 09, 2015, as HTE 058: Refusing to Scale (and Being Kind to Others)
During this conversation, you will begin to understand entrepreneurship as a creative venture. Sunni Brown is smart, funny, and her energy is contagious.
This all makes for an insightful and exciting conversation that moves from the Pet Rock to calculus, and onto Sunni’s refusal to scale her business — and what you can learn from her decision.
#6. How to Develop Strategic Partnerships | Brian Clark
This interview was originally published on February 11, 2015, as HTE 059: Partnerships and the Creativity of Limitations | Brian Clark
This conversation revolved around three essential elements of entrepreneurship: creativity, partnerships, and becoming the CEO of your company (even if you are a one-person company).
#7. Is This Startup Worth My Life? | Dan Martell
This interview was originally published on October 23, 2014, as HTE 019: Is This Startup Worth My Life? | Dan Martell
During this conversation, I ask Dan what the criteria is for knowing whether or not your startup idea needs VC funding. His clear and concise response leaves me speechless but clarifies the murky waters.
As a Canadian entrepreneur, Dan has taken two businesses from idea to exit and he shares with us what he has learned.
#8. Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable | Benji Rogers
This interview was originally published on August 10, 2015, as HTE 112: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
Between the conversation about the merging of art and commerce, and Benji’s mindset of learning to become comfortable being uncomfortable.
This conversation dives into the essential required for gaining the perseverance necessary to push through the hard times.
#9. How to Find (and Follow) Your Inner Voice | Jessica Rea
This interview was originally published on March 11, 2015, as HTE 070: How to Find and Follow Your Inner Voice | Jessica Rea
The popularity of this interview has been truly impressive. Not that Jessica isn’t a smart entrepreneur, she definitely is. But the fact that she is not a ‘big name’ in the space and how she struggles simply with the title of entrepreneur, makes this conversation more interesting
Jessica is in the same position you may be in, and I believe that is why this conversation has resonated so well with listeners like you. This is a deep dive into the inner voices (and struggles) of becoming an entrepreneur.
#10. How to Generate Ideas and Execute Quickly | James Altucher
This interview was originally published on December 22, 2014, as HTE 038: Most Things In Life Fail. It’s Ok. | James Altucher
From teaching you specifically how to make a living in six months, a great living within two years, and how to be rich within three years, James Altucher joined me for my most unconventional interview to-date.
James Altucher has built more successful businesses than most of us will ever start — not to mention the giant list of failed companies. He has lost more money than most of us will ever earn. And he brings us it all, in genuine Altucher fashion, during this interview.
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