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Growth Hacking and Standup Comedy with Matt Ellsworth – TCE 052

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Today I think we have a little something for everybody.

I’ve brought my friend Matt Ellsworth on the show to talk about a slieu of topics including growth hacking and how he went from being laser focused on startups to pursuing a career in standup comedy.

I wanted to bring Matt on the show because the tactics he used as VP of growth at his last company Storefront are brilliant and I think this episode will really open people’s eyes to some of the tools you can use to develop a scalable lead generation process.

Matt also has some serious cajones.

A lot of us have dreams of doing something that might seem unrealistic …
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Paleo: Why Living Like A Cavemen Is All The Rage With John Durant – TCE 051

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If you’re not living in a hole, you’ve probably heard about the Paleo movement…or maybe you’ve just been wondering who all these guys that look like the actors in Geico commercial wearing crossfit shirts are…

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, that is cool too because today’s show is the Paleo episode.

I’ve brought on my buddy and now roommate John Durant. He’s the author of The Paleo Manifesto and has been called New York’s Caveman by The New York Times.

John first got on my radar when I was working out of the co-working space General Assembly in NYC.

Everyday I’d see this guy with an epic beard and long hair just standing there …
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How to Build Habit Forming Products with Nir Eyal – TCE 050

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Have you ever wondered why you check email 20X a day or apps like Instagram constantly?

I sure as heck have.

It’s like there is the little urge I can’t control that I feel the need to satisfy when I’m not doing something.

It turns out there is a method to many of these successful companies madness when it comes to designing addictive products and today I’m pumped to bring on  Nir Eyal, one of the foremost experts on designing habit forming products and technology.

After a successfully starting his own tech companies and helping many others with product design, Nir compiled all of this wealth of research and experience into his new book Hooked: How …
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Bitchin Sauce: Creating The Tastiest Sauce in the World! – TCE 049

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This is bar none, the most Bitchin’ episode of this podcast.

Most Saturdays while I was living in San Diego, I’d go to the farmers market in little Italy where I live.

During my first visit, I remember seeing these guys at their stand and they looked like they were having the time of their lives.

Their product was called Bitchin’ Sauce, people were flocking around their booth and the entire team was rocking tank tops….naturally I had to go and see what this was all about.

I tried a sample of their Bitchin’ sauce and it blew my mind…and now I’ve developed what is commonly known as a Bitchin’ addition. Literally Every Saturday …
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Mark Manson on The Psychology of Achievement – TCE 048

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“Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing relationships, to look perfect and make money and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you walk into the room.”

This is the start of a great piece called The Most Important Question of Your Life written by today’s guest, author Mark Manson of MarkManson.net.

In this episode of The Competitive Edge we dive into the topic of achievement and how we can approach the art of “happily achieving”

It’s funny. A lot of us are really quick …
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Unleashing The Power of Self-Understanding with Steve Sisler – TCE 047

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Do you think if you understood how your brain worked and why you behave the way you do, you’d be better equipped to perform at a high level?

If the answer isn’t at a resounding yes for you yet, that may change after today’s episode.

I’m honored to have Steve Sisler founder of the behavioral resource group to take us through a deep dive on the power of behavioral profiling and how we can use it to level up work, relationships, and performance.

There’s a lot of different behavior profile tests out there, but in my opinion the real power is not the test, but the person who is deciphering your results so …
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Inside The Mind Of A Venture Capitalist with Steve Schlafman – TCE 046

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Steve Schlafman Interview

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“A common effort, yields common results”

Man I love that, and I think it’s so important to keep in mind in the pursuit of doing hard things.

Today I’m so exicted to have my close friend on the show Steve Schlafman. Steve’s an investor at well known venture capital firm RRE Ventures and is someone whose work ethic and hustle I genuinely admire.

We’ve had a lot of entrepreneurs on this show, but today I wanted to bring someone on the other side of the table on. Steve sees 100’s if not thousands of companies a year and has to distill amongst all the people building things which ones he thinks are going …
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Abundant Joy: How To Be The Happiest Person In The Room

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Two months ago I realized I’ve been doing my gratitude practice at about 25% of what it could be…

I fell into this new ritual kind of by accident, but I’ve never been happier and held a more persistent sense of inner joy since I started this so I had to share it with you.

I feel like I’ve beat this into the ground, but happiness (and everything else) is an inside job. To be filled with joy is a decision rooted in your ability to properly and consistently take an empowering perspective.

Even though I knew this, I was going about building my perspective muscle in an ineffective way. Most days felt like I …
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