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#16 - Alexander Fedotoff
Show notes Alexander Fedotoff
00:30 - Introducing Alexander Fedotoff
02:40 - Tell us about the transition from the traditional job to the entrepreneur life. AF - It was a natural evolution. I started with the traditional path, studying in college, but in Ukraine an accountant makes around US$100 a month. So after a while I got married, moved to Poland with my wife, I saw some friends freelancing and they were making much more money than me. I learnt english, started applying at freelancers pages. After a while I came around facebook advertising and started this path.
11:30 - What is your approach when you need to learn a new skill? - AF: I find the best person at it and learn everything I can from them.
19:30 - What are the key roles on your staff?
20:45 - What do you believe is the kind of creative messaging that works best for your clients? - AF: People and influencers for brands. Benefits and problem solving for dropshipping.
25:20 - AF: The importance of funnels
29:03 - What do you use for funnel building?
31:27 - Do you have any preference when choosing your clients? - AF: I don’t like to work with people that “didn’t do their homework”
35:45 - Tell us about AF Media Agency and how you built it.
38:30 - How did you start working with Lululemon?
42:20 - What’s the next step on your path?
45:18 - QUICK FIRE QUESTION ROUNDS
Any unusual drinking or eating habits? - Not really.
How do you get yourself into a state of flow? - Eliminating distractions.
What habit or opinion you have that people tend to disagree with? - I am materialistic.
First thirty minutes of your day? - Family, breakfast and plan the day.
What nontraditional lesson would you give at school? - How to think properly.
What books had the biggest impact on your life? - “Often Wrong, Never in Doubt: Unleash the business rebel within” by Donny Deustch, “Principles” by Ray Dalio. “Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump” by Vicky Ward
What do you do to get inspired? - I see people from humble beginnings evolve.
How would you double US$ 5K in 24h? - I’d spend it on advertising.
What’s the best advice ever given to you? - “Whatever makes you happy”.
What silly thing people should do more of? - Talk to other people.
Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or one hundred duck sized horses? - One horse sized duck.
How would you convince someone to do something good that they didn’t want to do? - I’d tell a good story.
What makes you happiest? - Progress.
Any ask or requests from the audience? - Aim higher.