Noah Kagan was #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint.com, and is the Chief Sumo (founder) at SumoMe, which offers free tools to help grow website traffic. To keep things extra spicy, he’s become a taco connoisseur and created 4 separate products that have generated more than 7 figures.
This podcast conversation is about all of the tools and tricks he uses to do it all.
Noah was my co-teacher in the “Starting a Business” episode of The Tim Ferriss Experiment, which is now the #1 TV season across all of iTunes. In the episode, we help a novice entrepreneur named Cindy to develop and launch her business in a single week. See all the details here, and be sure to watch the bonus hour of behind-the-scenes footage.
But back to the current podcast…
Noah and I cover a ton, including his favorite tools, apps, books, routines, and more. It ranges from apps for preventing distractions, to how he blocks out time every Tuesday for learning, to how he gained 40 pounds of (mostly) muscle in the last six months or so.
So, here’s the interview, chock full of tools, cursing, and sexual innuendo…
If you can’t see the above, here are other ways to listen:
- Listen to it on iTunes.
- Stream it here.
- Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as”.
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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: Are you afraid of doing the “coffee challenge” that Noah describes? If so, why? If not, please do it and share the results in the comments. Feel free to share any other experiences with “comfort challenges” like those in The 4-Hour Workweek.
Scroll below for all show notes, links, resources, etc….
Links from the Episode
Facebook Newsfeed Eradicator
Schedule Once ($99 a year option)
Quest protein bars
Tuft and Needle
Gary Halbert Letters
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out – Richard Feynman
The Online Coach – the SHUL workout
Evan Williams Bourbon
Noah’s ad for living in Austin, TX [1:39]
Noah’s favorite tools he’s using right now [6:26]
Noah’s health/fitness routine [13:43]
Noah’s mattress and bedding recommendations [17:08]
Why Noah organizes his dollar bills in his wallet [25:14]
What the coffee challenge is [30:54]
The 3 most important (but undervalued) things people should spend more time learning [45:43]
What REALLY changed the game for Noah in his writing style [47:59]
Why Noah blocks out 2 hours every Tuesday morning just for learning [58:54]
Noah’s tips for adding muscle [1:03:01]
Noah’s business rules [1:17:00]
Noah’s challenge to build your email list (prize included) [1:27:00]
How to get a custom email address added to your Gmail [1:33:30]
Posted on: May 7, 2015.
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