143 Channeling Our Inner-Hype Man with Rajiv Nathan

Rajiv Nathan took his hip hop talents to the world of business startups and people can’t get enough of his hustle and flow.

Go see Jeff and Rajiv talk about how NOT to suck at pitching in Chicago on September 20th!

It might be easier to tell you what our guest this week DOESN’T do. He’s a hip hop artist, a record producer, a yoga instructor, a podcast host, he’s a business and personal development speaker, he is a nation unto himself.

WATCH: Rajiv’s TED talk on vulnerability

Today he’s here to drop some lyrics and wisdom on us about telling the story of our product or business and making sure our pitch has a purpose.

On today’s podcast

2:50 – How did Raj take his hip hop talents to the SaaS/startup world?
6:00 – Why the Hamilton musical caught fire with audiences and what that has to do with business startups
9:30 – The best example of a great pitch courtesy of the Fresh Prince
11:11 – Refreshing your message
18:20 – The basic problem with the basic SaaS product pitch model
24:00 – Thinking like an entertainer instead of an entrepreneur
28:30 – What drives all of Raj’s decision making

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53 Embracing uncertainty and finding happiness with Sean Ogle

Our guest today is Sean Ogle, the Head Rebel at Location Rebel, a company that helps people realize their dream of starting a small business while working anywhere on Earth.

Sean Ogle doesn’t fear change. He entered the job market out of college during the height of the 2008 recession when so much of our economy was changing. Three years later he had moved to Thailand, started his own business and was helping others make the changes that gave him back his freedom and happiness. Listen to his story of risk, change and the search for career meaning.

On today’s show…

2:40 – The moment everything changed for Sean…

6:26 – “I knew if I wasn’t happy, I wasn’t going to be very valuable to anyone else”

11:00 – Rethinking the American retirement dream

15:40 – Sean’s key to getting “unstuck” from your current situation

27:58 – The three phases of uncertainty

Visit Sean’s website: locationrebel.com

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