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Business Outlaws – Overcome Your Past – Build Your New Virtual Reality with Brent Bushnell

When you were a kid, you probably heard the old cliché that “you can be anything you want to be,” trotted out on a near daily basis. But nowadays, we’re living in a world where it’s actually true, thanks to virtual reality — which exists because of the driven, creative people who design and build these new virtual worlds.

In our latest episode of Business Outlaws, Brent Bushnell, CEO and co-founder of high-tech amusement park Two Bit Circus, Brent Bushnell joins BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx to talk about his experiences turning his ideas into reality.

“Creativity happens at the intersection of domains,” Bushnell explains as he discusses the hard work that goes into being creative. He also discusses how discomfort can push a person to make creative choices and how building a successful business isn’t one sweeping, theatrical move, but rather, a series of choices and learning opportunities. “There are two emotions in entrepreneurship,” he says. “Stark terror and total elation.”

Once you’ve finished episode, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to see exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage of BigMike, Chris, Jayme and Brent. For even more Business Outlaws content, follow @BusinessOutlaws on Instagram.

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Business Outlaws – You’re A Monster: Exclusive Interview With Tim Larkin – 32

In Part 2 of the Business Outlaws interview with Tim Larkin, creator of Target Focus Training and author of Survive the Unthinkable and When Violence is the Answer, BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx continue their discussion on protecting yourself in violent situations by understanding how predators view your body. In business, the same principle applies — to protect yourself from the people who can hurt you, you’ve got to think how they think.

Larkin illustrates this point by sharing a story about how a drug trafficker used his daughter’s presence during a vehicle stop to mentally disarm the officer who stopped him, giving the trafficker the opportunity to attack the officer. Thinking like the people who threaten your success isn’t an automatic process, but it’s a necessary one for any entrepreneur. As BigMike said, “There’s a monster in all of us. We just don’t want to face it.” Knowing when to unleash the monster can save your life and your business.

Once you’ve finished listening to the episode, go to BusinessOutlaws.com for exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage of BigMike, Chris, Jayme and Larkin. If you want even more content, follow @BusinessOutlaws on Instagram.

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Business Outlaws – Tim Larkin Tells You How To Not Get Your Ass Beat – 31

It’s an unfortunate reality that violence exists in our world. We all move in and out of situations on a daily basis that can potentially become violent — you might not realize it because most of these situations don’t become destructive, but that doesn’t mean the risk is any less acute. How are you prepared to defend yourself in a violent situation?

In this episode of Business Outlaws, BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx meet with Tim Larkin, creator of Target Focus Training and author of Survive the UnthinkableA Total Guide to Women’s Self-Protection and When Violence is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at StakeTim talks about the importance of developing situational awareness and learning how to discern antisocial aggression from asocial violent situations. These are weapons everybody needs in their arsenal, because when you’re facing violence, you have no choice but to defend yourself.

After listening to this episode, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to access exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage of BigMike, Chris and Jayme discussing these vital skills with Larkin. And for even more content, follow @BusinessOutlaws on Instagram.

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Business Outlaws – Think You’re at a Disadvantage? Bet you Never Built an Empire After 13 Years in Prison

How do you recover from an extreme setback, like going to prison? What’s your plan for rebuilding your life and your brand after you’ve hit rock bottom? In this episode of Business Outlaws, BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx chat with “Freeway” Rick Ross, convicted drug trafficker who’s now rebuilding his life and business after spending 13 years in prison as part of a life sentence.

“No matter how low you get, you can always build yourself back up,” Ross says to the Business Outlaws during an honest look at his lifeHe goes on to explain to our hosts the importance of being thankful for what you have and recognizing the opportunities you’ve been given. He talks about how he got into illegal drug trafficking, the wins and losses he faced, and how he survived as the head of an illicit empire. Ross also discusses how he supported his community during the height of his drug-trafficking operation, receiving community support after making himself the solution to the challenges people in his neighborhood faced, such as poverty and hunger.

After you’ve listened to this compelling episode, head on over to BusinessOutlaws.com for more exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage of BigMike, Chris and Jayme talking business with “Freeway” Rick. For more Business Outlaws content, follow @BigMike, @ChrisBulldogCollins, @JaymeFoxx, @BusinessOutlaws on Instagram.

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Business Outlaws – How To Keep Psychopaths And Sociopaths From Using You – 29

Psychopath. Sociopath. Narcissist. Codependent. Gaslighting. Triangulation. You’ve likely heard all these terms before, but can you accurately define them? More importantly, can you recognize them in yourself and in the people you interact with? In this episode of Business Outlaws, BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx dive down the rabbit hole of Cluster B personality disorders and how they manifest in the business world.

Chris gives an anecdote about a point in his career where he was taken advantage of because he didn’t have the tools then to protect himself from a ruthless “business partner.” BigMike defines the terms listed above, giving examples from his own life and discussing strategies you should use to protect yourself from energy vampires who just want to use and abuse you in every area of your life, not just in your business.

Once you’ve listened to the episode, check out BusinessOutlaws.com for exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage from the episode. For more content from the Business Outlaws, follow @BigMike, @ChrisBulldogCollins and @JaymeFoxx on Instagram.

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Business Outlaws – Stop Making These Common Marketing Mistakes – 28

Anybody can sell a commodity. And nearly everybody who tries to sell a product fails. Why? Because they didn’t market their products effectively.

In this episode of Business Outlaws, BigMike talks marketing with Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx. In particular, BigMike calls out cookie-cutter influencers and self-proclaimed brand builders who are guilty of making one of the most dire marketing mistakes there is: Being exactly the same as everybody else in their industry. That’s not the only mistake the Business Outlaws call out — as Chris asks BigMike about what works and what doesn’t, BigMike explains how each mistake undermines otherwise effective businesses while giving examples from his own life. He also talks about the skills entrepreneurs must cultivate to make themselves better marketers, and why marketing is the most important thing to master in business.

After you’ve listened to the episode, go to BusinessOutlaws.com for more exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage. Want even more awesome Business Outlaws content? Follow @JaymeFoxx, @BigMike and @ChrisBulldogCollins on Instagram.

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Business Outlaws – How To Take Your Side-Hustle and Make It Your Career – 27

How do you make your side hustle your main gig? This is the million-dollar question for any entrepreneur trying to make their dream a reality. On Episode 27 of Business Outlaws, Chris Collins, BigMike and host Jayme Foxx break that question down and give you the tips and tricks to make your side-hustle dreams into a reality.

BigMike reflects on his early days in business, from making T-shirts to selling tanning beds, so he could fund his side hustle of growing cannabis and turn it into his primary career. Chris Collins weighs in on his early days working as a car-lot attendant so he could fund his consulting business, and how he made his dreams a reality by being mindful of his side hustle paycheck.

After you’ve listened to the episode, be sure to head on over to BusinessOutlaws.com for more exclusive content, behind-the-scenes footage and more. If you wanna learn more about the Business Outlaws, follow @BigMike, @ChrisBulldogCollins and @JaymeFoxx on Instagram.

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Business Outlaws – Grow Your Business Through Customer Trust – 26

Trust is the cornerstone of any successful business venture. If you establish trust with your customers, they will come back to you, time and time again. On this episode of Business Outlaws, BigMike, Chris Collins and host Jayme Foxx discuss how you can grow your business by establishing a relationship with your customers that’s cultivated on a foundation of trust.

BigMike reflects on his humble beginnings in business and recounts his experience as a customer purchasing items for his business, noting how his privacy was not respected by vendors. When he launched his company, BigMike took the bad experience he had as a customer and turned it into a positive. He started shipping his products in discreet packaging to protect his customers’ privacy. By providing his clients with the respect he would’ve hoped for himself, he established a good reputation, thus growing his client base.

After you’ve listened to the episode, be sure to head on over to BusinessOutlaws.com for more exclusive content, behind-the-scenes footage and more. If you wanna learn more about the Business Outlaws, follow @BigMike, @ChrisBulldogCollins and @JaymeFoxx on Instagram.

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Business Outlaws – The Primal Celebration Of Man – Burning Man – 25

Burning Man isn’t just a festival — it’s a community of brave souls who come together once a year in the Nevada desert. Each year, these like-minded individuals build a temporary city, at the middle of which sits a wooden effigy of a man. Then, by holy ritual, they watch “the Man” burn. In episode 25 of Business Outlaws, BigMike talks about his life-changing experience at this year’s burn in the Black Rock Desert and the humbling experience he had among the 70,000 Burners who gathered to set their art aflame.

On Episode 25, Chris Collins, BigMike and host Jayme Foxx discuss the true meaning of Burning Man and the parallels it draws to the cannabis community at large. BigMike talks about the Burning Man culture, from the ancient desert language passed down from one burn to the next, to the unique bartering and networking opportunities the gathering brings each year. BigMike says this year’s burn was a true, “primal celebration of man.”

Head over to BusinessOutlaws.com for exclusive footage, the full video of each episode and more. Get more from BigMike, Chris and Jayme by following them on Instagram @BigMike, @ChrisBulldogCollins and @JaymeFoxx.

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Business Outlaws – What You Don’t Know About The 1 Percent – 24

Roughly one out of every one-thousand Americans grosses over half-a-million dollars in annual income. In mainstream media, these people have been villainized as power-hungry one-percenters. But the truth is that the one-percent create the most jobs across the U.S. — and a lot of them worked their asses off to get where they are, contrary to popular belief.

On Episode 24, the Outlaws and Jayme Foxx are breaking down common misconceptions about the one-percent and revealing what mainstream media won’t tell you about them. Hear why most high net-worth people say “no” to deals far more often than they say “yes” — and learn exactly what they want to see from someone seeking an opportunity.

Listen to this episode to get the inside scoop on the one-percent and what you need to do to join their ranks. And, be sure to visit BusinessOutlaws.com afterward to see full video of each episode plus other exclusive content. To see more of BigMike, Chris and Jayme, follow them on Instagram: @ChrisBulldogCollins, @BigMike and @JaymeFoxx.

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