You’re sitting in an important business meeting and sense that you’re losing your boss’s attention. What can you do to get it back and never let it go? On this week’s episode of Business Edibles, BigMike shows Chris “Bulldog” Collins the secret to keeping people captivated and enthralled. “But before we tell you, there’s another thing that’s really, really important. And that is, once you learn this skill, it holds people’s attention on the subconscious level.”
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What business advice would you give your 24-year-old self if you could go back in time?
“Invest in yourself,” declares BigMike on this episode of Business Outlaws alongside Chris “Bulldog” Collins.
The Outlaws agree — you’re going to fail if you rely on investors to fund your business ventures. It’s not uncommon for folks that are young or new to business to rely on others for success instead of themselves. “The first thing you need to do,” advises BigMike, “is believe in yourself and sell yourself.” Only then can you begin to build your brand.
When he first started growing weed, BigMike didn’t have money, didn’t look for it, and says he didn’t need it. Instead, he relied on himself and the strength of his product. Most people are looking for a lottery ticket to get their business off the ground, but skills and capital will come later. You need to have the mindset of Cortés: Burn the ships, no retreat.
Meanwhile, Chris takes us back to his early days, when he sold his car and asked his mom for a loan to get his businesses off the ground. “I didn’t know what I needed to know,” he recalls. Investing in yourself, full-tilt, is the only way. You need to be prepared to burn everything to make it. “If you aren’t willing to do that, you probably aren’t going to be successful,” adds BigMike.
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If you’re an Outlaw, you’re self-made. You might take calculated risks or you may swing for the fences, but at the end of the day, you ALWAYS bet on yourself. BigMike and Chris break down the importance of this fundamental principle of entrepreneurship in this week’s Business Edible.
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In Part 2 of Business Outlaws five-part series, “The Recipe to Freedom: Running a Lucrative Online Business,” BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins discuss how to create a business that won’t just make you money, but will also give you financial freedom.
No matter what field you’re in, you’ve got competition. The more you develop your niche, the less competition you’ll have. And the less competition you have, the more money you can charge for your product — because people will be willing to pay more for it. “The niche keeps you from competing on price,” Chris explains.
“People were willing to pay more specifically for things that grew cannabis,” BigMike recalls as he tells his story of “niching down” from lawn care to formulating products specific for cultivating cannabis. He knew he wouldn’t get rich competing with all the other nutrients on the shelf at Home Depot, so he opted out of that crowded space and marketed Advanced Nutrients directly to gardeners who were willing to pay more to get a product made for the high-value plants they grow.
If you want to get rich, you can’t settle for being just one of your prospective buyers’ options. You have to be their only option, and you do that by creating a niche in your market.
Just like last episode, there’s homework that goes with this one. And just like last time, there are awesome prizes in store for a select few. Listen now to find out how you can get yourself in the running for one of those top prizes.
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The story you play in your mind is the movie you’re writing for your life. Is your story a hero’s journey or a tragic comedy? There’s an old quote attributed to Henry Ford that goes “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” BigMike and Chris dive into the science behind this foreshadowing in this week’s Business Edible. After listening to the ep, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to get exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus, don’t forget to follow @BusinessOutlaws to access exclusive, never before seen content.Also available on:
In part one of Business Outlaws’ five-part series, “The Recipe to Freedom: Running a Lucrative Online Business,” BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins discuss how to make a six-figure salary while working from the beach of your choice.
You’ve been teased with this well-worn carrot before, but it’s different this time. Instead of recycling clichés on how having the right mindset will lead you to running a multimillion dollar empire from the comfort of a beach chair, we’re going to help shed some light on what’s hidden in the darkest recesses of your mind. Through a seven-question personal exercise, we’ll force you to look at the things that drive you and deal with them head-on. This exercise is the path to that beach.
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“Most people, in their lives, never do an exercise like this,” BigMike says as he and host Jayme Foxx work through the seven increasingly provocative questions. By the time they’re finished with the exercise, neither has dry eyes. They look beyond the pursuit of money and control to explore the motivations that led them to the lifestyles they’ve chosen.If you’re ready to start building the lifestyle you want, you have to be as honest with yourself as they were with themselves.
The honesty doesn’t end with the exercise. There’s still one more question to answer — and it’s a big one. How you answer it will tell you whether or not you’re cut out to be an entrepreneur.
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One huge obstacle that most entrepreneurs face at the start of their careers: Support, or lack thereof. Whether it’s support from family or a partner, BigMike and Chris give you the one single tip that will help clear up any doubts you have about who your support system is, no matter their intentions. After listening to the ep, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to get exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus, don’t forget to follow @BusinessOutlaws to access exclusive, never before seen content.Also available on:
Go deeper into the human psyche to explore the mechanisms we can all use for evil — and for good.
There’s more to say about the veil of consciousness than we can fit into one episode of Business Outlaws, so here’s Part 2 of BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins’ discussion with world-renowned author and screenwriter James Bonnet. On Part 1, the trio covered such topics as ascending through the veil of consciousness and how the hero’s journey is a blueprint that will help you understand every experience you face.
“Most people don’t realize, we all have a dark side,” says BigMike. “You should tap into your dark side and understand it,” he continues, explaining that your brain contains the same mechanisms that drove Hitler to commit some of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. Though most of us never act on it, we all have the capacity for evil. However, most of us don’t ever realize that capacity because we aren’t above the veil. Once you’re above the veil, intent is what separates good people from bad people. How do you intend to leave your mark on the world?
Before you can answer that question, you have to get yourself above the veil. And it takes work. Hard work. Bonnet can explain the steps you need to take, but only you can do this kind of work for yourself. Learn how to do this by listening to Part 2 of our Business Outlaws interview with James Bonnet.
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Everybody who’s ever seen a movie is familiar with the Hero’s Journey. But you don’t actually have to watch any movies to see the Hero’s Journey in action…because it’s literally programmed into your DNA.
In this episode of Business Outlaws, special guest James Bonnet joins BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins to talk about the most fundamental part of self-transformation: understanding the archetype of the Hero’s Journey and rising above the veil between your lower self and your higher self. Only once you’ve ascended to this higher plane can you see yourself — and all the tricks assholes use to try to manipulate you — objectively. Every human mind is wired to respond to it, but only a small percentage of us actually understand and use it. Here’s your opportunity to join that small percentage.
“The Hero’s Journey is the single most powerful blueprint that I could have possibly learned in life,” BigMike says as he discusses how his experience at one of Bonnet’s seminars expanded his personal toolbox and made him better equipped to face challenges in business and in his personal life. “Now, after you face your darkest hour, you bring fire back to the village,” he explains. Don’t miss this deeply philosophical episode that will permanently alter how you deal with the challenges you face.
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How do you make money without selling out? That’s what Damon Dash — music producer, entrepreneur, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and contributor to memoir Culture Vultures — came to the studio to discuss with BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx on this episode of Business Outlaws.
“I gave the culture a voice, I still fight for it, and I made ’em rich!” Dash says as he vents his frustrations with the music industry, millennial mindsets, what people imagine goes into building a successful business versus what really goes into it, and the “money guys” who prey on artists to profit off their talent. “A money guy buys shit,” he continues, “a good, cool motherfucker builds it.”
The conversation becomes heated when Damon accuses BigMike of working with the money guys and being a traitor to his industry. “It’s about me. I personally want to see how far I can climb that fucking ladder,” BigMike shoots back. When Damon asks BigMike to explain how he gauges his success, the conversation turns to figuring out what really matters, your role in relation to what you create, and ultimately, why you chose the path you’re on.
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