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We're on a mission. We're going to find and uncover the smartest, most successful entrepreneurs on the planet. Explore their highs, their lows and how they ultimately mastered the game. I'm Martyn Cook and I'm excited to welcome you to the Smarter Destiny Podcast. I'm grateful for you and your time,… read more


#13 - Matt Schmitt


Show notes: Matt Schmitt

  • 00:30 - Introducing Matt Shmitt
  • 04:50 - How was the transition from being an employee to being your own boss? - MS: I started with affiliate marketing at first because I graduated during the Great Recession, there were no jobs. I then started working at a large company in St. Louis where my father and grandfather used to worked too. But I wanted something different.
  • 14:50 - “It’s nerve wracking because you are walking into the unknown, but you have to remember, and keep into perspective, that you are doing what’s best for yourself.”
  • 15:55 - Which are the most important metrics for updates on your company? - MS: Communication is very important with your team, make sure that everyone is aligned on a single vision.
  • 23:25 - What are your top three biggest strengths when making money? - MS: First, I’m very good at processing. Second, I can see something and pull it my way. Lastly, I’m good at educating people.
  • 27:00 - What would you say were the biggest changes over the past two years and how have you adapted? - MS: It’s all about creative marketing. The world is at it most competitive place nowadays. You have to take it to the brand level. What we do is not to rely on that first yes, all I want to do is to get that guy on my funnel. You have to look at everything over a bigger window of time, not focus only on today.
  • 31:50 - What stages and messaging are you using on your funnel? - MS: First of all what we want is that first click on our adds. 
  • 38:00 - What are you selling on the smart apps business?
  • 46:05 - What observations do you see on the successful students you had comparing to the unsuccessful ones?
  • 56:15 - Quick fire questions
    • Any unusual drinking or eating habits? - Apple cider vinegar drinks, hamburguers, bacon, eggs, etc. Unaccepted on the entrepreneurs circles.
    • How do you get yourself into a state of flow? - Workout.
    • First minutes of your day? -Wakeup at 6AM. Coffee. Talk with my wife. Workout.
    • What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? - College.
    • What nontraditional lesson would you give at school? - Managing your finance.
    • What book had the biggest impact on your life? - “Shoe Dog” by Phil Knight.
    • What advice would you give to your previous boss? - Don’t put people in a box.
    • What do you do to get inspired? - Being around money.
    • How would you double US$ 50K in a day if I gave them to you? - Hire the right person to do it.
    • What’s the best advice ever given to you? - My dad said “No one is gonna give you shit for free”
    • What silly thing people should do more of? - Just loosen up
    • Would you fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? - One hundred duck sized horses.
    • What makes you the happiest? - When my wife’s belly laughs.
    • Any asks or requests for the audience? - Always remember what you did this for.
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