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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


#10 - Dan Nikas


  • 00:30 - Presentation Dan Nikas
  • 00:42 - About the career as a homicide detective. “Traditionally police, when they get into these sort of long work trips, they go to the pub to spend the afternoon. But I turned to fitness instead”
  • 06:15 - The first course about how to grow your facebook page. 
  • 06:45 - First time DN hears about print on demand shirts.
  • 08:08 - Facebook advertising and how, all of the sudden, this system appeared where people tell you everything about themselves.
  • 09:00 - The breakdown as a policeman. “The doctors said I couldn’t do that anymore”
  • 14:30 - “I had two choices, do I fight for it or do I submit”.
  • 20:30 - “If you build your whole business on someone else’s foundation, and they take that away, you have nothing”.
  • 22:11 - Print on Demand vs. Dropshipping.
  • 25:13 - “Well, if I’m trying to build a brand, I don’t want to be all day finding new customers and not make them happy, so I went back to POD”.
  • 26:15 - Leggins and how the business took off.
  • 27:35 - Starting at 0 and going to US$ 4.5M in the first twelve months.
  • 29:40 - I very quickly learned that I need help. Yes, it costs money to have help, but you can’t go somewhere without.
  • 30:41 - The biggest demands from customers where in the end used as advertisement.
  • 35:43 - You have to have a Post-purchase funnel
  • 42:12 - Stop trying to chase the guru screenshots. That’s not the reality of the business.
  • 44:30 - When sales are going so well you forget to know where your money is going to. You have to be efficient and reduce costs.
    • 47:00 - Which are your top three metrics? 
    • 51:30 - What advice for the entrepreneur dad’s?
    • 56:45 - What are your first 15 to 30 minutes of the day like?
    • 58:20 - What unusual things you drink or eat?
    • 59:00 - How do you get yourself into a state of flow?
    • 1:00:00 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with?
    • 1:03:19 - What nontraditional lesson would you teach if you ran a school?
    • 1:05:05 - What book had the biggest impact on your life?
    • 1:08:30 - Where do you go to get inspired?
    • 1:12:05 - if I gave you US$ 5k how would you double it in 24hs?
    • 1:13:34 - Best advice ever given to you?
    • 1:15:44 - One horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses?
  • 1:19:00 - What would you ask to the audience?
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