Ep 3: How to hustle your idea and platform it w/Daniel Martinez

There comes a time when you have to decide to jump and go all in on your idea. Build your platform with the right people, get organized, and just go,go,go!

In this episode, I connected with a Houston-based entrepreneur with a mission to educate and provide a platform for the entrepreneurial community. Daniel Martinez is the epitome of today’s millennial hustle. Ambitious, an avid learner, and one who leverages his social media IQ for building his message around his community.

From starting a Men’s Lifestyle Magazine to co-founding Platform It Media,  Daniel Martinez is spearheading his vision for the greater good of entrepreneurship. Platform It Media is a digital hub for entrepreneurs who are searching for connection and education. One of the many offerings Platform It Media provides are their free live events. Their TV show style discussion panels are curated by Daniel and deliver tons of valuable content. Great, insightful business advice from some for the most successful business owners/entrepreneurs in Texas. A great event to network, learn, and feel a part of a growing movement.

Are you ready to tune in?

In this episode, you’ll learn

  • How to network effectively
  • Getting over perfection
  • Tips on how to schedule your priorities

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Ep 2: Get anything you want by saying YES w/Derek Sivers

Aaaannd we’re back with another one folks. This one here is the right hook of the week.

Why?

Well, I’ve been stalking him online for quite some time. Derek Sivers is a man of many talents. He is a musician, former circus clown, entrepreneur and a avid student of life. His accidental idea to promote independent music online led him into building the largest empire of independent music online. In 1998, Derek started CD Baby which produced $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians.

In 2008, CD baby was sold for 22 million and get this….portion of the proceeds were donated to a charitable trust for music education.

He delivered one of the most powerful talks at the TED conference which has garnered over five million views online. He has a great blog, avid writer (34 books in the bag) and wrote one of my favorite books, “Anything You Want.”  Derek is the real deal. So excited to share this conversation with you.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why you should attend more networking events
  • The importance of saying YES more!
  • The definition of what a business REALLY is
  • How can a musician thrive in today’s digital economy
  • Finding your core in business

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EP 1: How To Become A Solopreneur w/Michael O’ Neal

Welcome to our first official episode of No Permission Needed! Woo-hoo!

Such an amazing feeling to get this show started. It’s been long over-due and the journey up to this point has been quite the roller-coaster ride. More on that on a later episode.

Let’s get plugged in, shall we?

In this launch episode, I re-connected with my buddy Michael O’ Neal of The Solopreneur Hour podcast to discuss the pillars of solopreneurship. Michael shares his journey as a solopreneur. He discusses the importance of Saying YES first to the unexpected, random opportunities that come our way. He shares “The Sexy Seven” books EVERY solopreneur should read and why this is the best time for aspiring solopreneurs with online  business ideas. This was a great, fun conversation with a solopreneur that gave himself permission to start something special. I welcome you to this conversation and look forward to hearing your thoughts.

What does it feel like to have:

1. Time Freedom: Do whatever you want at any time (Travel, Have lunch with a friend, or maybe just take a day off to enjoy. This is YOUR time to live however you wish.)

2. Location Freedom:Work and live from where ever you like. Want to live in Bali for a month and crush your business with just a lap top and a cocktail? Done!

3. Financial Freedom: Cash rules everything around me (C.R.E.A.M. A little Wu-tang reference there) Let’s talk about it.  Instead of letting money rule your circumstance and control what your talent is worth, what if you can create business/lifestyle that gives YOU the opportunity to build your empire of financial freedom? Make as much as you like. The promotion you get is the permission you give yourself to build upon your talent and skills. Can you dig it?

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