Imagine the euphoria of learning that an investor is willing to bet $20 million on your company. Then imagine the stress that sets in after you realized what you’ve just signed up for. After all, that investor is expecting you to quadruple their money. My guest on this episode has been there. He not only lived to tell the tale, but he also wrote a book about it. Rand Fishkin is the author of Lost and Founder, which charts to rise on his multimillion-dollar company Moz and his rocky dealings with venture capitalists along the way. Rand is my co-author on The Art of SEO, which is considered to be the bible on search engine optimization. Back in 2009, that book put me on the map and I'm forever grateful for our collaboration. If you've ever considered growing your business or courting investors stick around. You're about to learn some valuable advice and uncomfortable truths you won't get from anywhere else.
Would you say you have a great memory or just a so-so memory? Would you like to improve it? Everybody could improve their memory and there are some pretty straightforward tools, tips and techniques that will help you to improve your memory. You're going to learn all about it in this episode number 166 from one of the world's experts on memory and learning, Jonathan Levi. Jonathan is our guest and he's the author of the bestselling book, Become a SuperLearner. He's a serial entrepreneur, published author and lifehacker. He's one of the top performing instructors on Udemy, which is an online learning platform. He's hosted the award-winning Becoming SuperHuman Podcast. Jonathan's media products have been enjoyed by over 150,000 people in 203 countries and territories.
Two books have had a profound impact on my life: Rich Dad Poor Dad and Outwitting the Devil. There are more than that, but these two are particularly pertinent to this episode. The authors of these two books, Robert Kiyosaki and Napoleon Hill respectively, have become household names but someone else had a hand in both books and she doesn’t get the limelight. Her name is Sharon Lechter and she’s our guest in this episode […]
We all like to believe that we are the masters of our own psychology. Oftentimes, that’s the furthest thing from the truth. It’s the bad patterns and habits. It’s the limiting beliefs, it’s the addictions that drive the bus. We want to quit smoking, we want to lose the weight, we want to shed the irrational fears that we have and yet, we can’t. Something’s getting in the way. We’re getting triggered, we’re not believing […]
It was back in the mid ‘90s where I had first heard of the marketing legend, Jay Abraham. I never would have imagined for my life that I would eventually count Jay as a friend and yet here we are. I’m so grateful that he has joined me on this episode of The Optimized Geek. He’s been on Marketing Speak twice. Once where I interviewed him and once where he interviewed me about SEO. Those […]