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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


#15 - Roland Frasier - Identifying one-in-a-lifetime opportunities

Roland Frasier is a serial entrepreneur, business mentor, investor and a lawyer. He’s truly passionate about business and has been advising massive brands on both business and legal-related issues. His specialties include scaling businesses through the design and implementation of marketing campaigns, as well as negotiating, structuring and funding mergers and acquisitions, among many others. Roland is constantly looking for businesses to buy, re-position and sell, and shares his story on today’s episode of Smarter Destiny Podcast.

  • Bullet points
  • 00:30 - Intro
  • 03:21 - The first jobs
  • 05:40 - Getting a real estate broker’s licence at 18
  • 11:17 - Playing in a band
  • 13:16 - Moving into real estate syndication and business investments
  • 18:25 - The importance of surrounding yourself with diverse people
  • 19:30 - The next step: buying and selling companies
  • 26:00 - The skill that makes you good at this: the hunger to learn and improve
  • 27:14 - Applying I.R.A.C. to the decision-making process
  • 28:02 - Spotting an opportunity
  • 30:40 - Focusing on revenue, profits and valuation
  • 31:40 - Managing opportunities
  • 35:20 - Identifying one-in-a-lifetime opportunities
  • 44:42 - Getting into digital marketing
  • 46:05 - The story about “Wicked Smart”
  • 51:02 - Deciding how much to participate
  • 53:30 - The difference between being an advisor vs. helping for free
  • 54:05 - Current companies
  • 56:05 - The “Business lunch” podcast
  • 58:00 - Rapid fire question round
  • 58:16 - Any unusual drinking or eating habits?
  • 58:58 - How do you get into a state of flow?
  • 01:00:58 - What habit or opinion do you have that people tend to disagree with?
  • 01:04:07 - What non-traditional lesson would you teach at school?
  • 01:06:12 - What books had the biggest impact on your life?
  • 01:07:29 - What do you do or where do you go to get inspired?
  • 01:08:27 - What does the first 30 minutes of your day look like and when does it start?
  • 01:14:45 - How would you double USD 5K in 24h?
  • 01:15:58 - What’s the best advice ever given to you?
  • 01:16:56 - What silly thing should people do more of?
  • 01:17:26 - How would you convince someone to do something that is good for them, but that they don’t want to do?
  • 01:18:50 - Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred-duck sized horses?
  • 01:19:52 - What makes you happiest?
  • 01:21:52 - Any asks or requests for the audience?
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