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Teaching young entrepreneurs the mindset and tools necessary to become millionaires, with Business Whisperer Chris Collins and Cannabis Nutrient King Michael "BigMike" Straumietis.
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Kevin Smith Talks Film, Family and Pain-Free Heart Attacks
Filmmaker Kevin Smith joins the Outlaws this week for a wide-ranging conversation that touches on everything from heart attacks to his friendship with Jason Mewes to the time he spent a couple of hours on the toilet reading what would become an Oscar-winning screenplay.
Kevin Smith’s 25-year career as a director started with his self-financed cult classic “Clerks,” which introduced the world to the iconic characters Jay and Silent Bob. Smith brings the slacker duo back to the big screen for the first time in 13 years for his latest feature “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.” The new film features another familiar co-star: his daughter Harley, who he said has really helped rejuvenate his love for filmmaking.
“[Working with Harley] gave me a renewed sense of, Oh, this is fun again. When you’re a parent, you only get a certain amount of years and then they’re off living their lives. I get to prolong it a bit, and if I play my cards right I can keep making pretend with my kid until the day I die. That’s rarified air.”
Smith also recounts the story of his 2018 heart attack — the type which doctors refer to as “the widowmaker” — and how he’s changed his lifestyle since to be 70 pounds lighter and feeling great. Plus, he definitively answers the age-old question of who is funnier between Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
|Nov 12, 2019|
EDIBLE - Who’s Ruling You?
On this week’s edible, Chris Collins and BigMike invite you to chew on this idea — the person you can’t criticize is the person who’s ruling you.
|Sep 20, 2019|
EDIBLE - Dealing with Unsolicited Advice
On this week’s business edible, the Outlaws teach you how to recognize when someone is imposing their own self-limiting belief system on you.
|Sep 13, 2019|
Winning the War Against Machines With Chip Kidd, Part 2
“Frankly, I don’t think book covers sell books,” Chip Kidd tells the Outlaws.
This statement from one of the preeminent book cover designers of the past 30 years is admittedly confusing, or it may be just be his expert spin on the idiom, don’t judge a book by its cover. “Books that are No. 1 on the bestseller list … I’ll look at it and think it’s the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen,” Kidd says. He also believes the covers of the wildly successful Harry Potter series are generic and conventional, but loved the cover of James Frey’s controversial and ultimately debunked book “A Million Little Pieces.”
In part 2 of the Outlaws’ conversation with Chip Kidd, the discussion moves deeper into Kidd’s career as a graphic designer, as BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins ask him about his use of color, if he tracks the sales of books he works on, and whether he has to be passionate about a project to work on it. “I can work on something that my heart isn’t totally in, as long as I don’t feel it’s a moral or ethical problem,” Kidd says.
And of course, the Outlaws ask Kidd to advise his 24-year-old self. Aside from a few stock tips and advice on surviving in a digital world, there’s not much he would change.
“I’ve always kept my day job,” Kidd says. “I’m lucky, because I happen to love my day job, and I can’t begin to imagine what that’s like if you don’t.”
|Sep 10, 2019|
EDIBLE - Get Out of Your Own Way
Are your thoughts and behaviors in alignment with what you say you want? The truth is that we often program our subconscious minds with negativity, even when we say we want success.
|Sep 06, 2019|
EDIBLE - The Importance of Staying Hungry
Are you hungry enough for success to actually achieve your dreams? On this week’s edible, Chris Collins and BigMike share why motivation is an essential tool for achieving our goals.
|Aug 30, 2019|
Judging a Book by Its Cover with Famed Designer Chip Kidd
If there is a rock star in the seemingly buttoned-up world of book design, Chip Kidd is it. Not only has he designed some of the world’s most recognizable book covers, he has also written several books — including some Batman graphic novels — given two TED talks, and dabbled in actual rock stardom with his new wave band Artbreak.
The award-winning designer behind the covers of Michael Crichton’s “Jurassic Park,” Howard Stern’s “Miss America,” and several books by famed Japanese author Haruki Murakami, sat down with BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins for the latest episode of Business Outlaws. Kidd relays stories behind some of his most iconic designs during his 33 years with Knopf Publishing, including one of his latest for Collins’ new book “Pet the Dog: The Lost Art of Customer Service.”
Kidd also addresses the challenges traditional artists face in an increasingly digital and automated world. “As our world is evolving, and everybody is getting upset and worried about being replaced by [artificial intelligence], I believe that if you are … valued for the way you think and for what you’ve come up with as a result of that thinking, they can not replace you with a machine.”
Collins and BigMike ask Kidd his opinion on crowdsourcing ideas for book covers (“This is how bad art and design is made”), how he has adapted to his covers being sold online, and what it’s like being recognized in public (“I don’t not like it”). Tune in to episode 68 now, and stay tuned for part two of the Outlaws’ conversation with Kidd next month.
|Aug 27, 2019|
EDIBLE - Drop Your Emotional Baggage
Does your guilt and baggage hold you back from living to your fullest potential? On this week’s business edible, the outlaws share some tips on how to move through the past negativity you may not realize you’re still carrying around.
|Aug 23, 2019|
Sculpt Your Body, Sculpt Your Mind
Just as you can sculpt your body, you can sculpt your mind. On this week's business edible, Chris Collins and BigMike talk about how important it is to pay attention to what you feed your brain and how you exercise it.
|Aug 16, 2019|
Sitting Down With the Most Interesting Man in Hip-Hop
In the world of pop culture, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who has made more out of two simple words: “Yeah, boy.” Those seven letters have helped make Flavor Flav a hip-hop legend, a No. 1-rated TV star, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and, as Flav will tell you, “the most sampled voice in the history of music.”
But of course, Flavor Flav is much more than just a catch phrase. In our latest episode from Las Vegas, the Public Enemy hype man sits down with the Outlaws to discuss the work he put in to succeed in the music business, as well as the later work he did to improve himself as a person. He recounts how the record company originally did not want him to be a part of Public Enemy because he didn’t have the deep, bassy voice most people associated with 1980s hip-hop. Now the voice they didn’t want is iconic and synonymous with the genre.
A self-taught musician who plays 14 different instruments, Flav knew that if he was going to get anywhere toward achieving his dream he had to focus on himself and not worry about what anyone else thought. “[Forget] being in competition with somebody else; be in competition with yourself. Try to outdo yourself.”
Flavor Flav also discusses the origin of his iconic clock, what he thought when he was initially offered a spot on “The Surreal Life” TV show, what his platform would be if he ran for president, and stories about opening for The Beastie Boys early in his career. Tune in to episode 67 of Business Outlaws and add a little Flavor to your day.
|Aug 13, 2019|
Alan Anderson from the Penthouse
On this week's edible, Chris and BigMike talk with NBA star Alan Anderson about what he'd tell his 24-year-old self.
|Aug 09, 2019|
Winning Hands at the Table, Bare Knuckles in the Ring
In the business world, you must take advantage of every opportunity you're presented with to be successful. There's no standard formula for success -- every endeavor faces its own unique obstacles -- but the one constant is that you need to fight for what you want to achieve. On this week's episode, the Outlaws invite you to step into mind of blackjack player and professional fighter Gregory James. James learned how to beat the house odds by counting cards, and literally fought for his future by hosting — and participating in — bare-knuckle fighting competitions.
Tune in to episode 66 of Business Outlaws to hear the story of how James came to thrive in this most unique combination of pursuits.
|Jul 30, 2019|
Know Yourself and Know Your Ego
In this week's edible from Las Vegas, Chris and BigMike speak with an audience member about the importance of reigning in your ego to stop getting in your own way.
|Jul 19, 2019|
Winning No Matter What With Gavin Maloof
“There are three things that really helped me and my father succeed in all those different markets — the most important being that we know good people, and we stick together.” — Gavin Maloof
Conducting business in a reckless manner will prevent you from dominating your market. Just take it from Gavin Maloof, whose family has built successful businesses based on good people, hard work and constant reinvention.
From the penthouse suite of the Palms Place Hotel and Spa, Maloof, owner of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, talks business with BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins. He discusses how he got started, including how he helped construct the Palms and found success investing across many diverse industries.
Like many tales of success, the Maloof family is an embodiment of the American Dream. Maloof’s grandfather emigrated from Lebanon to Las Vegas to start a new life, and eventually laid the foundation for their family’s success. Tune in to episode 65 of Business Outlaws to hear the full story of how Maloof masters every industry he enters.
|Jul 16, 2019|
Selling Convenience and Building Continuity
In this week's edible from the Palms Place penthouse in Las Vegas, Chris and BigMike provide a lesson in continuity to an audience member regarding her organic dog food start-up. It's another reminder that often what you think you're selling isn't what you're really selling.
|Jul 12, 2019|
Halting Police Violence And Building Bridges With Captain Sasha Larkin
“We reformed our agency as it comes to officer involved shootings and use of force scenarios, and have really paved the way for the nation since then on how to integrate into the community, how to build relationships in the community, how to handle officer involved shootings and how to train for when those moments happen. ” — Capt. Sasha Larkin
In business and in life, failing to own up to your mistakes will end up costing you in the long run; owning your mistakes helps you overcome them. As a police captain working in Las Vegas, Sasha Larkin knows all too well that mistakes can be costly.
On this special Vegas episode of Business Outlaws, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and BigMike welcome Capt. Larkin of the Las Vegas Police Department to discuss policing marginalized communities and resolving conflict. Under her leadership, the LVPD has transformed its approach to policing communities of color and is leading the way for departments across the US.
Capt. Larkin acknowledges that the trauma that has been inflicted on minority communities is personal for her. She recounts an intense experience that led to establishing relationships with a local Muslim community with the common goal of capturing a wanted suspect. By building bridges between the police and local communities, Capt. Larkin developed trust and displayed the true leadership needed in law enforcement.
Accountability and responsibility are two important factors for success in business and in life. Tune in to episode 64 of Business Outlaws with Capt. Larkin to hear how these two keys to success can be used to heal wounds and build bridges across communities.
|Jul 02, 2019|
What You Think You’re Selling Is Not What You’re Selling
Recorded live at the Palms Place penthouse in Las Vegas, Chris and BigMike help a struggling entrepreneur with questions about growing his business, reminding him that he’s not selling a commodity; he’s selling a feeling.
|Jun 28, 2019|
Stop Trading Time for Money
You're guilty of it. We all are. Mismanaging your time is like depleting a precious resource. On this week's edible, Chris and BigMike talk about how you can take back control and put your time and money to work for you.
|Jun 14, 2019|
Stop Procrastinating And Get Shit Done
“Sometimes, you just have to dive in, believe in yourself, and don’t think about why you’re gonna fail or how you’re gonna fail. Just get started.” – BigMike
Think about the last time you put off doing something you needed to do. Now, think about the reason why you procrastinated. Was it fear of an unknown outcome? Paralysis by analysis? Or simply a lack of enthusiasm and passion for the project in front of you?
On Episode 63 of Business Outlaws, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and BigMike are breaking down the reasons why people put things off, and revealing their top strategies to push past procrastination and get more shit done.
You’ll hear the Outlaws discuss:
If you’ve ever struggled with procrastination, then do yourself a favor — don’t put off listening to Episode 63 of Business Outlaws!
|Jun 11, 2019|
Reset Your Expectations
On this week's edible, BigMike and Chris talk about their secret to hacking your happiness, and it's not what you might expect.
|Jun 07, 2019|
Why Never Failing Means Never Succeeding
“There are only two ways to learn how to do things: You either read about it, or you just do it and you fail miserably. But when you fuck up as much as we have, you’ll have the tools for every situation moving forward.” — Chris “Bulldog” Collins
Every entrepreneur dreams of success. No one has ever launched a business thinking, “I can’t wait to fuck this up!” But the truth is, the road to success is paved with failure — and, as BigMike says, if you haven’t fucked up at some point in your business, “you’re not pushing hard enough.”
The bottom line is that you will inevitably fail along the way in your journey to success. The key is to be able to analyze your fuck-ups as well as your successes to understand exactly what worked and what didn’t — and to avoid the same mistakes in the future.
On Episode 62 of Business Outlaws, BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins break down the biggest failures they’ve experienced in life and in business, and discuss the lessons they distilled from them. From losing millions of dollars by succumbing to deal heat, to falling prey to unscrupulous business partners, Chris and BigMike hold nothing back in sharing the fuck-ups that ultimately led to their massive successes.
You will fail along your path to business success — but after listening to this episode, you’ll have the tools to understand and evaluate those failures and turn them into rocket fuel.
|Jun 04, 2019|
How to Get Unstuck
In this week's edible, BigMike and Chris share secrets to getting yourself out of creative jams and moving boldly forward with your ideas.
|May 31, 2019|
Why Big Ideas Lead To Big Wins — And Also Big Failures
“People build bridges and people walk over bridges. And in the beginning, it might be better to be the one walking over a bridge than being the one having a groundbreaking idea.”
– Chris “Bulldog” Collins
It can be exciting to build on an idea and use it as a launching pad for your business. But if you were to ask BigMike, he’d say you don’t need a uniquely revolutionary idea to be successful. The truth is, ideas and the people who build them pave the way for others to overtake and build upon them — and that’s a sure thing if your ideas aren’t properly executed.
If you’ve listened to Ep. 60 of Business Outlaws, then you already know that the first-mover advantage is bullshit. Part of the reason why entrepreneurs rush into their respective markets without a proper plan in place is because they get caught up in believing in their idea and never move it beyond that initial germination phase.
On Ep. 61 of Business Outlaws, co-hosts Chris “Bulldog” Collins and BigMike offer wise words for starry-eyed millennials: “If somebody is asking us to invest in an idea, I’m less excited about the idea and more excited about the person’s track record for execution.”
The Outlaws often encounter entrepreneurs who are held back by their dependence on having a breakthrough idea to carry them to the top. And when they think they have that perfect idea, they rush to market without a proper plan in place. Instead of making like all the other failed bridge builders with their derailed dreams and ideas that flopped, why not try walking over that bridge to success by tuning in to Ep. 61 and getting the download on how to validate executable ideas through strategic planning?
|May 28, 2019|
In this week's episode, BigMike and Chris take on a topic relevant to every outlaw and entrepreneur: procrastination. Learn tips and tricks from the masters to keep yourself motivated, productive, and marching forward toward your goal.
|May 24, 2019|
Why The First-Mover Advantage Is A Bullshit Concept
“I call it a fallacy. Everyone always says you need to be first to market. … However, the vast majority of entrepreneurs are never in that position. So, what are you gonna do?”
Being a first mover in your market doesn’t mean shit if you’re leading a startup rather than a multimillion-dollar corporation. And even if you have the capital in place to be a first mover, your competitors will always be there, waiting in the wings to take you down with a more developed, intuitive product.
The first-mover advantage is a bullshit concept. What you truly need to do first is solve that one key problem your client has been grappling with. What I’m trying to say is, being the first to market means nothing without first demonstrating value to your audience.
On Ep. 60 of Business Outlaws, co-hosts BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins explain why only fools rush into their respective markets without a well-developed strategy to set them up for success. Luckily for those fools among us, the Outlaws reveal what entrepreneurs need to do to adapt and conquer.
“Blockbuster wasn’t going out and understanding the technologies that were out there that were being developed and were coming into play,” explains BigMike by way of example. “Netflix did.” Now, Netflix is dominating because it had all the intel on its competition, plus access to evolutionary technology that appeals to consumers, while Blockbuster has since become obsolete.
To learn how to stay ahead of the curve — rather than rushing in like a damn fool — tune in to Ep. 60 of Business Outlaws.
|May 21, 2019|
Every Step Toward Your Goal is a Step Away from Poverty
In this week's edible, Chris and BigMike talk about momentum, keeping moving, and how every step in the direction of your ultimate goal is a step away from the life you'd like to leave behind. So get stepping!
|May 17, 2019|
Know Your Rights, Know Your Power, With Cannabis Defense Attorney David Welch
“People in West Hollywood are selling a lot of cannabis, but the people in Compton and Long Beach are going to prison for it. So there’s gotta be a way to do what the people in West Hollywood are doing and make it legal.”
– Defense Attorney David Welch
California’s green rush is in full swing and everyone wants a piece of the pie. But while a lot of rich Wall Street-types are trying to get their foot in the door to cash in on cannabis, everyone else — who for decades had been working under unjust, draconian laws — is being left high and dry.
That can’t be allowed to happen, and David Welch is doing something about it.
As a cannabis defense attorney, he’s helped many clients succeed. He’s even worked with BigMike, so he knows firsthand about all the key skills necessary to succeed in the industry — and he’s got three of them. On Ep. 59 of Business Outlaws, Welch tells the Outlaws about what inspired him to defend marginalized cannabis entrepreneurs. First, you need to have a long-term goal and strategy. But without the other skills, you won’t know how to strategize effectively.
Tune in this week to learn Welch’s top-three skills you need to succeed in cannabis, how he’s helping cannabis entrepreneurs navigate the law, and what’s being done to offer folks a real path to obtaining the American dream. When you’re done listening to the episode, snack on this week's Business Edible to get even more insight from the Outlaws.
|May 14, 2019|
One Chance Encounter Can Change Your Life
Chris and BigMike are here to tell you firsthand: always have your game face on and your pitch ready! You never know who you're going to meet, and bumping into the right person at the right time could change everything.
|May 10, 2019|
Learn How To Finally Stop Making Excuses
“Average IQ, high IQ, low IQ — the vision you have of yourself is the most important thing.” – Chris “Bulldog” Collins.
There’s no good excuse for allowing failure to succeed. But there sure are a lot of excuses you could make to excuse your past failures. Hosts BigMike Straumietis and Chris “Bulldog” Collins help you cut through the bullshit: “The most important element is how you see yourself,” says Chris. “And your ability to talk and communicate with people,” adds BigMike.
It doesn’t matter how smart you are, at the end of the day it’s not your IQ that will determine your success. In fact, anyone can beat you if your head isn’t on the swivel.
The Business Outlaws know from experience that smarts alone won’t propel you to the top of the heap. Emotional intelligence (EQ), the Outlaws insist, is far more important. Having a higher EQ will help you tailor your brand to your client’s desires, connect with your audience, and develop a deeper understanding of your true potential.
“How you see yourself is really your beliefs,” Chris continues. “What you believe becomes the driver to your actions,” and if you believe that you aren’t smart enough, strong enough, or fast enough, then that will become your reality.
Fuck that noise in your head. Create and recalibrate your new reality.
Tune in to Ep. 58 this week to learn how to develop a strong, keen and intuitive emotional intelligence that gives you a massive leg up on the competition. And check out more episodes on BusinessOutlaws.com to begin building the tools necessary to develop into a stronger entrepreneur today.
|May 07, 2019|
Return on Learning
Outlaws! In this week's edible, BigMike and Chris discuss investing in yourself, doubling down on continued learning, and reaping the financial and spiritual rewards.
|May 03, 2019|
Pivot Or Die, The Innovator’s Mantra
“The thought was less ‘world domination’ and more, ‘Let’s put a little color here or there,’” reveals Ihor Lys, our guest this week on Business Outlaws. Lys started out pursuing a career in tech, but he was soon forced to pivot in a new career direction — and at the time, hardly anyone was looking at light-emitting diodes, let alone LEDs. “You don’t really notice lighting, but it makes all the difference in a space,” he explains.
So, what did Ihor do next? He went full-bore at tackling some of the most complex issues facing the LED industry. In doing so, he discovered how to become a successful entrepreneur and change the world through his technology.
Ihor joins us this week on Business Outlaws to share how he found himself at the forefront of innovation in a complex field. We also heard about a new grow-light technology he invented, so of course we had to see this thing in action.
Not only did Ihor bring his light with him, he completely floored us with how powerful it is. Let’s just say our sunglasses were useless.
Tune in this week and make sure you catch the full video on BusinessOutlaws.com to see Ihor’s bleeding-edge LED technology for yourself — plus, learn how to make a successful pivot to innovation.
|Apr 30, 2019|
Building Your Team
Growing a business can be stressful... and lonely. In this week's edible, Chris and BigMike share some wisdom on building the best team to support your endeavor.
|Apr 26, 2019|
The Real Reason Why Only Some People Become Celebrities
“We were taught the formula of celebrity and how to build it, and we’ve been teaching that to you here,” says BigMike, before discussing the one big hurdle to implementing that formula: “You can’t be shy.
“I had a hard time talking about myself in the beginning,” BigMike continues, adding that he was fortunately able to push past his negative programing, implement the formula of celebrity, and begin monetizing his personal brand.
In this final installment of the Business Outlaws series on building your personal brand, the Outlaws boil down monetizing your own brand to six essential steps. They show you how they did it, right down to their daily routines, and reveal the truth behind long-lasting success.
To transform your personal brand into a moneymaking machine, you’ll first have to build your brand to celebrity status within your chosen niche. That might sound impossible, but here’s the thing: You need to realize that celebrities are merely people that had a strategy they were able to implement.
Co-host Chris “Bulldog” Collins prompts BigMike to share his personal story of overcoming his own shyness. No one sees the preparation, insecurity and second-guessing that happens behind the scenes. As long as you put yourself in unfamiliar situations, you can overcome your insecurities and begin building and monetizing your brand.
Listen to Ep. 56 of Business Outlaws, the final installment of the series on building your personal brand, to learn how to push past your insecurities, build up your celebrity, and gain the six essential steps to monetizing yourself. And make sure you catch the rest of this series on BusinessOutlaws.com, where you can also snack on Business Edibles and get access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content.
|Apr 23, 2019|
Toxic Relationships and Romantic Manipulation
Chris and BigMike debunk many of the so-called "rules" of relationships and teach you how to have healthy connections based on trust and love.
|Apr 19, 2019|
Your Dark Side Is The Most Interesting Thing About You
“Boxing is a good example of getting eyes on you. Agitating the crowd and the emotions, and being willing to not be liked in the beginning.”
As Chris “Bulldog” Collins tells us this week, you have to have the confidence to agitate your target market, and their emotions, by embracing your dark side. And you may not be liked in the beginning — but this will play right into your hand.
Look, you may hate the guy in the Oval Office, but here’s the thing: Only one of the candidates really embraced their dark side. “It made a guy president, didn’t it,” says BigMike of embracing the darkness within.
So far on Business Outlaws, we’ve taught you how to take a stand, divide and conquer your audience, and tell your story. In the fourth installment of the Business Outlaws series on building your personal brand, we’re going to show you how to embrace your dark side and why it’s so effective. Once you learn what your dark side is and how to lean in, you’ll be free to explore and express what you truly feel. You’ll draw your audience in with a more compelling, engaging and honest image of your brand that will prompt them to find out more.
Some of those people will spit venom, while others will march behind your banner. But know this: Your dark side is who you really are. Fighting it will only hold you back from success — and from truly knowing yourself.
Tune in to Ep. 55 of Business Outlaws to learn how embracing your dark side makes you more interesting, believable and powerful, and hear us work with the audience to help them embrace their own dark side so that they’re in a strong position to generate insane profits. When you’re done listening, head on over to BusinessOutlaws.com to check out the rest of the series on building your personal brand, and to also get access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content.
|Apr 16, 2019|
Finding A Mentor
Chris and Big Mike teach you how to find your mentor.
|Apr 12, 2019|
Make Your Magic More Believable By Keeping It Real
“The mistake people make is they try to be a superhero, but they don’t realize that even Superman had kryptonite,” Chris “Bulldog” Collins says. “No one will believe you without imperfections. If you’re just putting the best part of you out there, then you’re not believable. You’re not believable if you’re too good to be true.”
In the third installment of the Business Outlaws series on building your brand, the Outlaws lay out a detailed roadmap on how to effectively tell your story and build that into your brand. Your brand needs a story that builds trust and authority with consumers if you want to get to the top of the market. BigMike reveals how he uses these strategies to see into the minds of his consumers.
Listen to Ep. 54 for proven storytelling strategies, and start creating a brand that will engage your audience on a subconscious level. When you’re done listening, head over to BusinessOutlaws.com to find out where and when the last installment in this series will drop. While you’re there, make sure you check out all the behind-the-scenes content.
|Apr 09, 2019|
The Size of Your Problems Is the Size of Your Life
If you can’t run your home life, can you run a business?
|Apr 05, 2019|
Will You Stay Quiet Or Take A Stand?
“It sucks to be mediocre,” BigMike says. “Do you know why? No one pays attention to you. Because you’re invisible.”
The only way to make yourself known is to take a stand. Ask yourself, “what do I believe in?” Then, fight for it.
In the second installment of the Business Outlaws series on building your brand, the Outlaws teach you how to set yourself apart from other brands by stepping out of the shadows and moving toward your fears.
Whether it’s a fear of failure, success or the spotlight, fear is one of the most powerful emotions that can hold you back. But once you begin to confront your fears head-on, you’ll learn what real courage and strength is. And you can use that courage to carry your brand across the finish line.
Tune in to Ep. 53 to discover how confronting your fears not only helps build your brand but helps you compete with opposing brands. Make sure you listen until the end to hear BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins ideate branding strategies with the audience. When you’re done listening, check out BusinessOutlaws.com for behind-the-scenes content and more full episodes from the Outlaws.
|Apr 02, 2019|
Eliminate Everything That Keeps You Weak
Chris and Mike talk about how important is to have toxicity as far as you can from your life in order to be successful! And it’s so true, even a long term girlfriend or boyfriend will have such an impact in your future!
|Mar 29, 2019|
Divide Your Audience And Conquer The Market
A lot of people think they can build a brand, but most of them will screw it up — they’ll start a social media account and give up when it goes nowhere. But for those who stick with it, branding can be extremely powerful. President Trump is an example of how much can be accomplished by using effective branding to divide your audience and win.
On Episode 52 of Business Outlaws, you’ll learn how to control your emotions, identify manipulation, and build your own brand for maximum profit and sustainability.
And this isn’t about politics. “If you can’t step back from it and understand what’s happening, you’re not above the veil,” Chris “Bulldog” Collins says. Look beyond the surface and observe how people like Trump leverage their brand to influence people’s emotions. Then you’ll be able to see how others manipulate you and how you can use those same tools to achieve positive goals.
Before you start building your brand, there’s a simple skill you need to know — and you might be surprised at how many people don’t have this skill. So what are you waiting for? Tune in to find out! When you’re done listening, swing by BusinessOutlaws.com to check out behind-the-scenes footage and other exclusive content from the Outlaws.
|Mar 26, 2019|
The Last Thing You Should Do Before Bed
Train your subconscious with this simple life hack.
Big Mike & Chris give you the secret weapon to mental clarity in this week's Business Edible.
|Mar 22, 2019|
How Is Social Media Killing The Music Industry? Ft. Che Pope
Kanye. Dr. Dre. Lauryn Hill.
Since he first began his music-producing career in the mid-’90s, Grammy award-winning Che Pope has worked with some of the world’s most influential R&B and hip hop artists. And in that time, he’s built and launched the careers of countless recording artists.
“Talent is one thing,” he admits, “[but] I think that there are some people that are ... less talented, but they work so hard at what they do that they’ve had that success because they’re such hard workers.”
This week on Episode 51 of Business Outlaws, BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins grill Pope on what it takes to make it in the music business. Pope tells them about how the music industry used to be — and how young artists can take advantage of today’s technology to grow their audience.
“I believe technology has gotten us to a point where artists can participate in the profits,” Pope shares. In the past, record labels held all the power — but that’s now changing. Fast. The barriers of entry are easier, “because of social media,” Pope asserts. “What that means is that there’s a lot of disposable music out there. A lot of trash.”
On this week’s ep, the Outlaws talk about the pitfalls of social media, online album releases — and how talented artists get suckered into giving up their profits. When you’re done listening to Episode 51, make sure you catch behind-the-scenes and exclusive content by heading over to BusinessOutlaws.com.
|Mar 19, 2019|
Don't Be Afraid to Ask for the Sale
Strong business relationships are the foundation of successful selling.
In the latest Business Edible, Big Mike & Chris give you pointers on maximizing opportunity.
|Mar 15, 2019|
How To Stop The Hate — Secrets From Spiritualist Daniel Bruce Levin (Pt. 2)
You might be too scared to embrace this one secret to finding inner peace. You may think you “got everything figured out,” says BigMike. “But guess what? You don’t. You absolutely don’t and you need to take a hard look at yourself. Start your journey. Don’t fight it — embrace it.”
There are smart, creative, decent people all over the world who are constantly thwarted by the self-doubt filling their heads, undermining them at every turn. We doubt our choices and our actions, we doubt our own self-worth, and we doubt the possibility of a better reality. Our planet is filled with people in pain, and it’s time to dig deep and face the undeniable truth: We’re all in this together.
In Part 2 of the Business Outlaws ep featuring spiritualist Daniel Bruce Levin, co-hosts BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins teach you how to take the power away from those destructive feelings of self-doubt and deprogram yourself so you can finally resist the stranglehold your inner demons have on your confidence.
It’s easier to run away from yourself, but once you start your journey of self-discovery with the wisdom shared in this episode, “it is literally like having a superpower,” according to BigMike. Everyone has bad experiences and insecurities, but overcoming those experiences and letting go of emotional pain will bring you closer to understanding yourself.
Learn to overcome your demons in this intense and personal episode of Business Outlaws. If you haven’t listened to Part 1 featuring Daniel Bruce Levin, stop whatever you’re doing right now and go to BusinessOutlaws.com. Catch up on the latest content from the Outlaws to spark the beginning of your new life. Afterward, continue your journey with more episodes and behind-the-scenes content to help you develop the skills necessary to achieve success.
|Mar 12, 2019|
How You Start is How You Finish
Be the hero of your own story.
In this week’s business edible, Chris and Big Mike help you create a system for active planning.
|Mar 08, 2019|
Unlock The Secret To Happiness With This One Tool, Feat. Daniel Bruce Levin (Pt. 1)
Do you know who you are and what makes you happy?
Get ready to open your mind for this episode of Business Outlaws. BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins welcome spiritualist Daniel Bruce Levin to help us crack open the secrets to our inner selves.
While others were seeking their fortunes, Daniel was seeking himself. He gave away every cent he had to the poor because he thought it would solve his problems. But then, new problems arose.
So, what did he do?
He went on a spiritual journey, which brought him face to face with a distinguished rabbi. After witnessing the unexplainable acts performed by the religious leader, Daniel began experiencing events that defied reason.
Unable to deny the power of these events, Daniel gave himself up to meditation and focusing on his spirituality.
Too many folks seek validation from external influences. Make no mistake — people can absolutely tell when you are searching for meaning and they will try to take advantage of you. That’s exactly what happened to Daniel, but he understood that he could not find happiness without first finding himself.
The Outlaws drop a lot of wisdom in this episode. “You have to be able to self-reflect and think about the forces that made you the way you are today,” says BigMike. “And once you get a handle on that, you understand life in a way that is almost magical.”
Wake up to the truth about reality in this riveting episode of Business Outlaws and learn how to better understand your inner self. When you’re done, don’t forget to head on over to BusinessOutlaws.com for more full episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes content from the Outlaws themselves.
|Mar 05, 2019|
Brain Food and Self Care
It’s less difficult than you think and making one small change will positively affect other areas of your life.
BigMike and Chris give you a strategy for self-care in this week’s business edible.
Know your worth, Outlaws! Self-care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being. As our work lives only get busier, incorporating self-care in our day-to-day lives will make us become our most constructive, effective, and authentic selves.
So take a second to choose at least one of the things in this week’s edible as part of a renewed commitment to caring for yourself, and by extension, your loved ones and those around you. You deserve it!
For more life changing tips, follow @businessoutlaws and if you need more brain food to chew on, visit Businessoutlaws.com for exclusive behind-the-scenes content.
|Mar 01, 2019|
The Secret To Massive Income
Over the last four episodes, we’ve taught you about the mindset you’ll need to guarantee your success, plus how to visualize that success. We’ve taught you how to find your niche, fund your operation, and become the best salesperson for your product. On the final episode of this five-part series, the Business Outlaws unveil the most crucial steps to building your business.
So, what are the two components you absolutely need to have in place before your business can take off? A customer list and a “system of systems.”
Your customer list tells you who your market is and how you can meet their needs with your product. Co-hosts Chris “Bulldog” Collins and BigMike explain why you need one before you can find your niche and start selling.
You also need a system in place to efficiently implement your customer list and capitalize on your connections: A system of systems.
This is perhaps the most important piece of your business puzzle that will ultimately define its success. “Your business is not worth a fraction of what it could be without those systems in place,” says BigMike. Effective systems empower your talent to succeed and make more money for your enterprise.
Chris goes even further, showing how you can make systems fun for employees through gamification — his personal secret to entrepreneurial success.
Tune in to this week’s episode of Business Outlaws to learn why your business needs solid systems to thrive and how to build said systems. After you’re done listening, remember to check out BusinessOutlaws.com to see more episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes content to help you master of your business.
|Feb 26, 2019|
Creating Your Own Destiny
Any challenge can be slain, when attacking it from the right vantage. As Outlaws we come into oppositions on a daily basis that seem insurmountable for the drones of society to overcome. We forge our own path and find a way, against all odds. It's what an entrepreneur does, by nature. The tale of The Gordian Knot is a metaphor for just that kind of hurdle. Creating your own destiny, by any means necessary.
|Feb 22, 2019|
Make Every Customer A Lifetime Customer
Companies like Apple, Salesforce and BigMike’s Blends all have this one thing in common that makes them successful: They all use a similar business strategy. This strategy is so impactful that it will completely change the way you develop and market your product. You will become a better salesperson because you will believe in your product and the good it can do for your customers.
On this week’s episode of Business Outlaws, co-hosts Chris “Bulldog” Collins and BigMike tell you how companies are using consumption strategies to design, develop and market products to customers. Consumption strategies work, whether you’re selling computer hardware, food or even cannabis.
Customers often “don’t realize all the things you could do with your products,” explains BigMike. “People actually want information and it might be exactly what they’re looking for, so you should give [them] the different ways your product can be used, and show it.
“You can’t make it up — it has to be useful to your client,” BigMike continues. “What you’re giving in return has to be worth more than the money they’re paying for it.” After you learn how to implement a consumption strategy and build your business around it, selling your product will become second nature because you know your product is giving customers exactly what they want.
Learn how to model your product using a consumption strategy by listening to this week’s episode of Business Outlaws. After you learn how to use this strategy, we want to hear your product pitches by tagging @BusinessOutlaws. Listen until the end and don’t forget to visit BusinessOutlaws.com for more wisdom on perfecting the art of the sale.
|Feb 19, 2019|
This One Weird Hack Will Steal People’s Attention In No Time
You’re sitting in an important business meeting and sense that you’re losing your boss’s attention. What can you do to get it back and never let it go? On this week’s episode of Business Edibles, BigMike shows Chris “Bulldog” Collins the secret to keeping people captivated and enthralled. “But before we tell you, there’s another thing that’s really, really important. And that is, once you learn this skill, it holds people’s attention on the subconscious level.”
After you discover BigMike’s surprisingly simple trick for capturing people’s attention, head on over to BusinessOutlaws.com for behind-the-scenes footage, plus follow @BusinessOutlaws for more entrepreneurial insights.
|Feb 15, 2019|
How To Guarantee Your Success
What business advice would you give your 24-year-old self if you could go back in time?
“Invest in yourself,” declares BigMike on this episode of Business Outlaws alongside Chris “Bulldog” Collins.
The Outlaws agree — you’re going to fail if you rely on investors to fund your business ventures. It’s not uncommon for folks that are young or new to business to rely on others for success instead of themselves. “The first thing you need to do,” advises BigMike, “is believe in yourself and sell yourself.” Only then can you begin to build your brand.
When he first started growing weed, BigMike didn’t have money, didn’t look for it, and says he didn’t need it. Instead, he relied on himself and the strength of his product. Most people are looking for a lottery ticket to get their business off the ground, but skills and capital will come later. You need to have the mindset of Cortés: Burn the ships, no retreat.
Meanwhile, Chris takes us back to his early days, when he sold his car and asked his mom for a loan to get his businesses off the ground. “I didn’t know what I needed to know,” he recalls. Investing in yourself, full-tilt, is the only way. You need to be prepared to burn everything to make it. “If you aren’t willing to do that, you probably aren’t going to be successful,” adds BigMike.
Learn more about what you don’t know about business by checking BusinessOutlaws.com. Invest in yourself by following @BusinessOutlaws so you’re never again swayed by the empty promises of investment “sugar daddies.”
|Feb 12, 2019|
Pack Your Own Parachute
If you're an Outlaw, you're self-made. You might take calculated risks or you may swing for the fences, but at the end of the day, you ALWAYS bet on yourself. BigMike and Chris break down the importance of this fundamental principle of entrepreneurship in this week's Business Edible.
Receive more business wisdom by following @BusinessOutlaws. If you hunger for a larger bite of the Outlaws, explore full episodes by visiting BusinessOutlaws.com
|Feb 08, 2019|
Niches, Riches, and...
In Part 2 of Business Outlaws five-part series, “The Recipe to Freedom: Running a Lucrative Online Business,” BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins discuss how to create a business that won’t just make you money, but will also give you financial freedom.
No matter what field you’re in, you’ve got competition. The more you develop your niche, the less competition you’ll have. And the less competition you have, the more money you can charge for your product — because people will be willing to pay more for it. “The niche keeps you from competing on price,” Chris explains.
“People were willing to pay more specifically for things that grew cannabis,” BigMike recalls as he tells his story of “niching down” from lawn care to formulating products specific for cultivating cannabis. He knew he wouldn’t get rich competing with all the other nutrients on the shelf at Home Depot, so he opted out of that crowded space and marketed Advanced Nutrients directly to gardeners who were willing to pay more to get a product made for the high-value plants they grow.
If you want to get rich, you can’t settle for being just one of your prospective buyers’ options. You have to be their only option, and you do that by creating a niche in your market.
Just like last episode, there’s homework that goes with this one. And just like last time, there are awesome prizes in store for a select few. Listen now to find out how you can get yourself in the running for one of those top prizes.
When you’re finished listening, head to BusinessOutlaws.com to see behind-the-scenes footage and more exclusive content from the episode recording. For even more awesome Business Outlaws content, follow @BusinessOutlaws now.
|Feb 05, 2019|
Stop Praying For Failure
The story you play in your mind is the movie you're writing for your life. Is your story a hero's journey or a tragic comedy? There's an old quote attributed to Henry Ford that goes “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” BigMike and Chris dive into the science behind this foreshadowing in this week's Business Edible. After listening to the ep, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to get exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus, don’t forget to follow @BusinessOutlaws to access exclusive, never before seen content.
|Feb 01, 2019|
Don’t Be Full of Sh*t
In part one of Business Outlaws’ five-part series, “The Recipe to Freedom: Running a Lucrative Online Business,” BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins discuss how to make a six-figure salary while working from the beach of your choice.
You’ve been teased with this well-worn carrot before, but it’s different this time. Instead of recycling clichés on how having the right mindset will lead you to running a multimillion dollar empire from the comfort of a beach chair, we’re going to help shed some light on what’s hidden in the darkest recesses of your mind. Through a seven-question personal exercise, we’ll force you to look at the things that drive you and deal with them head-on. This exercise is the path to that beach.
Download the exercise at BusinessOutlaws.com now.
“Most people, in their lives, never do an exercise like this,” BigMike says as he and host Jayme Foxx work through the seven increasingly provocative questions. By the time they’re finished with the exercise, neither has dry eyes. They look beyond the pursuit of money and control to explore the motivations that led them to the lifestyles they’ve chosen.If you’re ready to start building the lifestyle you want, you have to be as honest with yourself as they were with themselves.
The honesty doesn’t end with the exercise. There’s still one more question to answer — and it’s a big one. How you answer it will tell you whether or not you’re cut out to be an entrepreneur.
After you’ve listened to the episode and you have a deeper understanding of why you’re chasing the goals you are, check out BusinessOutlaws.com for behind-the-scenes footage and other exclusive content from this episode. We’ll also tell you how to win exclusive Business Outlaws swag through Instagram, so if you’re not already following @BusinessOutlaws on social media, do it now.
|Jan 29, 2019|
Family Is Family, But Business Is Business.
One huge obstacle that most entrepreneurs face at the start of their careers: Support, or lack thereof. Whether it’s support from family or a partner, BigMike and Chris give you the one single tip that will help clear up any doubts you have about who your support system is, no matter their intentions. After listening to the ep, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to get exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus, don’t forget to follow @BusinessOutlaws to access exclusive, never before seen content.
|Jan 25, 2019|
Control Of Your Inner Evil - feat. James Bonnet pt 2
Go deeper into the human psyche to explore the mechanisms we can all use for evil — and for good.
There’s more to say about the veil of consciousness than we can fit into one episode of Business Outlaws, so here’s Part 2 of BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins’ discussion with world-renowned author and screenwriter James Bonnet. On Part 1, the trio covered such topics as ascending through the veil of consciousness and how the hero’s journey is a blueprint that will help you understand every experience you face.
“Most people don’t realize, we all have a dark side,” says BigMike. “You should tap into your dark side and understand it,” he continues, explaining that your brain contains the same mechanisms that drove Hitler to commit some of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. Though most of us never act on it, we all have the capacity for evil. However, most of us don’t ever realize that capacity because we aren’t above the veil. Once you’re above the veil, intent is what separates good people from bad people. How do you intend to leave your mark on the world?
Before you can answer that question, you have to get yourself above the veil. And it takes work. Hard work. Bonnet can explain the steps you need to take, but only you can do this kind of work for yourself. Learn how to do this by listening to Part 2 of our Business Outlaws interview with James Bonnet.
After you’re finished, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to see exclusive content from the studio like behind-the-scenes footage from this episode. For even more exclusive, behind-the-scenes content, follow @BusinessOutlaws.
|Jan 22, 2019|
No More Bullsh*t.
How much pain are you willing to endure to overcome the obstacles in your business and in your life? Chris and BigMike break down a secret all high performing business moguls follow. After listening to the ep, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to get exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus, don’t forget to follow @BusinessOutlaws to access even more awesome content.
|Jan 18, 2019|
The Ultimate Hack to Reprogramming your Brain - feat. James Bonnet pt 1
Everybody who’s ever seen a movie is familiar with the Hero’s Journey. But you don’t actually have to watch any movies to see the Hero’s Journey in action...because it’s literally programmed into your DNA.
In this episode of Business Outlaws, special guest James Bonnet joins BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins to talk about the most fundamental part of self-transformation: understanding the archetype of the Hero’s Journey and rising above the veil between your lower self and your higher self. Only once you’ve ascended to this higher plane can you see yourself — and all the tricks assholes use to try to manipulate you — objectively. Every human mind is wired to respond to it, but only a small percentage of us actually understand and use it. Here’s your opportunity to join that small percentage.
“The Hero’s Journey is the single most powerful blueprint that I could have possibly learned in life,” BigMike says as he discusses how his experience at one of Bonnet’s seminars expanded his personal toolbox and made him better equipped to face challenges in business and in his personal life. “Now, after you face your darkest hour, you bring fire back to the village,” he explains. Don’t miss this deeply philosophical episode that will permanently alter how you deal with the challenges you face.
When the episode’s over, head to BusinessOutlaws.com to see the second part early as well as behind-the-scenes footage and other exclusive content from the studio. And don’t forget to follow @BusinessOutlaws so you can be part of every one of the outlaws’ profit-boosting discussions.
|Jan 15, 2019|
Hack Your Morning Productivity With This 1 Simple Step
On this week’s Business Edible podcast, the Business Outlaws break down one key lifestyle hack that all high-performing CEOs and entrepreneurs share. It won’t be easy, but this one thing will make a huge impact to your productivity. After listening to the ep, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to get exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus, don’t forget to follow @BusinessOutlaws to access even more awesome content.
|Jan 11, 2019|
F**k the Money Guys, They Have No Soul - feat. Damon Dash
How do you make money without selling out? That’s what Damon Dash — music producer, entrepreneur, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and contributor to memoir Culture Vultures — came to the studio to discuss with BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx on this episode of Business Outlaws.
“I gave the culture a voice, I still fight for it, and I made ’em rich!” Dash says as he vents his frustrations with the music industry, millennial mindsets, what people imagine goes into building a successful business versus what really goes into it, and the “money guys” who prey on artists to profit off their talent. “A money guy buys shit,” he continues, “a good, cool motherfucker builds it.”
The conversation becomes heated when Damon accuses BigMike of working with the money guys and being a traitor to his industry. “It’s about me. I personally want to see how far I can climb that fucking ladder,” BigMike shoots back. When Damon asks BigMike to explain how he gauges his success, the conversation turns to figuring out what really matters, your role in relation to what you create, and ultimately, why you chose the path you’re on.
After you’ve finished listening, head on over to BusinessOutlaws.com for exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage of BigMike, Chris, Jayme and Damon. And for even more Business Outlaws content, follow @BusinessOutlaws.
|Jan 08, 2019|
How To Avoid Drama and Distractions
In this week’s Business Edible, the Outlaws teach you how to rewire your brain to avoid unnecessary drama and distractions that could be detrimental to your business. Learn about what BigMike and Chris Collins do daily to avoid the catastrophic mentally within all of us. After listening to the episode, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to get exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus, don’t forget to follow @BusinessOutlaws to access even more awesome content.
|Jan 04, 2019|
Branding Doesn’t Sell Stuff. Here’s What Does - feat. David Garfinkel:
There’s marketing, and then there’s sales. They’re not the same thing, but one without the other is sure to lead to failure for your company. On this episode of Business Outlaws, David Garfinkel, renowned author and copywriting coach who personally mentored BigMike, breaks down what effective direct response marketing is and how it works.
You can’t just expect people to see your product and buy it. You need to show them why they need it, which is why you need to use direct response marketing. And to use direct response marketing effectively, you have to dig deep into your target audience’s psyche to see your product from their point of view.
Garfinkel shows BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins how this works by using BigMike’s Blends as an example. He introduces a generic-sounding, ineffective ad that touts the pre-roll as “bigger than big, Mikey-er than Mike, blendier than blend,” and then immediately contrasts it with an ad that hooks the target audience of BigMike’s Blends by weeding out anybody else who might read the copy. If you’re marketing your product to everybody, you’re doing it wrong. Marketing directly to your niche audience is how you make sales.
So, how do you get into your audience’s head to figure out how to market to them? As Collins points out, “What people tell you and what they do can be the world apart.” Tune in to find out how to get your buyers’ uncensored, unscripted perspectives.
When you’re finished listening, visit BusinessOutlaws.com for exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage from the studio. And don’t forget to follow @BusinessOutlaws for more profit-boosting exclusive content.
|Jan 01, 2019|
BigMike: Advice To My 24Yr Old Self
In this week's Business Edible, Chris Collins asks BigMike to give his 24-year-old self one crucial piece of advice for making it in the entrepreneurial world. BigMike advises on how you must own your journey and pave your own path, regardless of everyone else's opinion. Listen now and learn how to up your game today. After listening to the ep, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to get exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus, don’t forget to follow @BusinessOutlaws to access even more awesome content.
|Dec 28, 2018|
How much money is enough? - feat. “Boston” George Jung
How much money is enough to satisfy you? If you had to choose a dollar amount that would make you say “I’ve got what I need, I can retire happy now,” what would that dollar amount be?
That’s what BigMike asks “Boston” George Jung in this episode of Business Outlaws. It’s not an easy question to answer, and it’s not something most people ever really think about. But when he was facing jail time and the prospect of losing everything he’d built, BigMike asked himself that very question. And in his years as one of the most prolific cocaine smugglers in the world, chronicled in the Johnny Depp film Blow, Jung faced this same dilemma.
“I was a thrill junkie,” guest “Boston” George Jung tells BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins in this episode of Business Outlaws. Jung’s no stranger to immeasurably huge financial success and the dangerous realities that come with pursuing it. You’ve seen Blow and heard Jung’s name, but here’s your only opportunity to listen to him tell his story in his own words. It’s not just flying planes over the border and dropping tons of cocaine and sitting at Pablo Escobar’s table; it’s a story of self-reflection and evolving perspectives on who we are and why we do the things we do. “We’re all here for a reason,” he tells our hosts. Listen now to hear Jung’s reason.
When the episode’s over, head to BusinessOutlaws.com for exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage from the studio. And don’t forget to follow @BusinessOutlaws to access even more awesome exclusive content.
|Dec 25, 2018|
Chris Collins: Advice To My 24yr Old Self
In this week’s Business Edible, BigMike asks Chris Collins to give his 24-year-old self the hard-hitting advice he believes every young entrepreneur needs. Hint: It’s applicable to anyone, regardless of your life path. Listen now and find out how to up your game today. After listening to the ep, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to get exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus, don’t forget to follow @BusinessOutlaws to access even more awesome content.
|Dec 21, 2018|
What It Takes To Be A Champion - feat. Mike Tyson
To become the youngest heavyweight boxing champion ever, Mike Tyson had to be more than a badass boxer. He also had to be a boxer audiences wanted to buy tickets to see battle it out in the ring. Do you have a persona that consumers want to buy from?
BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins both identify as introverts, but you wouldn’t know it from their public personas. “People wanna see excitement,” Tyson explains as the trio talk creating alter egos and living up to the personalities we construct for ourselves. “I created who I am,” Tyson continues, “I am Mike Tyson.”
Establishing a persona is just one way of mentally preparing for success. Another is repeatedly playing out your success in your mind, over and over again until it feels natural, much like an athlete does drills in the gym to be faster and stronger. “Most people think there’s an easy button — ‘Mike Tyson, he’s a champ and I’m gonna be that,’” BigMike says. “They have no fucking clue the amount of time, effort, dedication and work that goes into that.”
How badly do you want to be a winner? What sacrifices are you willing to make? After Tyson explains the grueling training regimen he started 12 years old, he drops a wisdom bomb on BigMike and Chris that sums up the different mentality champions have compared to everybody else.
After listening, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to get exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage from the episode. And don’t forget to follow @BusinessOutlaws to access even more awesome Business Outlaws content.
|Dec 18, 2018|
Master Your Mindset
In this week’s Business Edible, BigMike and Chris Collins give you the tips you need to have a Master’s Mindset. Listen now and find out how you, yourself can have the mindset of God. After listening to the ep, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to get exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage. Plus, don’t forget to follow @BusinessOutlaws to access even more awesome content.
|Dec 14, 2018|
The Casualties of Fringe Industries - feat. Darren Roberts
Have you ever found yourself longing to journey down the road less traveled? Entrepreneurs are the pioneers of the business world, but those who dare to seek profit in fringe industries have to navigate a different mind field of challenges the run of the mill business owner wouldn’t face.
In episode 37 of Business Outlaws, BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and CEO of CANN Media group Darren Roberts reflect on the challenges they’ve faced while blazing new trails in fringe industries.
After 17 years at the helm of the media conglomerate AVN, Darren Roberts found great challenges coping with stressors from his professional life impacting his personal. At one point, his children were shunned at school, because of their father’s choice of profession. BigMike relates, as he himself has worked hard to overcome society’s perception of him in the cannabis business.
At the core of this episode of Business Outlaws, we learn the the knife cuts both ways in cutting edge industries from porn to cannabis and beyond. Once you’ve listened to the episode, check out BusinessOutlaws.com for exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage from the episode. For more content from the Business Outlaws, follow @BusinessOutlaws on Instagram.
|Dec 11, 2018|
In this week’s Business Edibles, BigMike and Chris Collin give you a much-needed “gut punch” to bring you back to reality. The Outlaws discuss how every aspect of your life is 100 percent your responsibility — no excuses. After listening to the ep, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to get exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage from the recording. Plus, don’t forget to follow @BusinessOutlaws to access even more awesome content.
|Dec 07, 2018|
Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Boss? – feat. Eric Edmeades Pt. 2
Nobody wants to be the bad guy. But sometimes, you’ve gotta play the part in order to be the good guy. In Part 2 of Eric Edmeades’ conversation with BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx, he talks about emotional needs and how they warp our perspectives and drive our interactions with the people we build success with.
At the beginning, many people start out as one-person operations. You’re the CEO, you’re the accountant, you’re the marketing team, and you’re the one producing whatever it is that’s gonna make you rich. Staying in that solopreneur role is going to keep you at the bottom of the food chain — you have to surround yourself with people who can help you rise to the top.
But here’s the catch: Once you’ve got people helping you, you’re responsible for their work environment and culture. And that doesn’t just mean setting up a nice office — it also means being the type of leader who cultivates healthy, motivated mindsets within their team. Your employees don’t think like you do, but you have to think like them. You must identify and provide what they need from you, to ultimately further your brand’s success. And sometimes, that means playing the bad guy. In this episode, Edmeades explains how you do that.
When you’re finished listening, head on over to BusinessOutlaws.com to see exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage of BigMike, Chris, Jayme and Eric. Then, follow @BusinessOutlaws on Instagram for even more Business Outlaws content.
|Dec 04, 2018|
You’re Eating Wrong, You’re Thinking Wrong — And That’s Screwing You Up - feat. Eric Edmeades
What are you afraid of? There’s no shame in admitting that you’re afraid of your business failing. You’ll never meet a business owner who isn’t afraid of failure. But while some people let that fear keep them working for the man, others accept that any time there’s a chance for success, there’s a chance for failure. Those are the guys and gals you wanna emulate.
In this episode of Business Outlaws, serial entrepreneur and WildFit founder Eric Edmeades join BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx to talk about where fear factors into how we think about our businesses and why most of our fears are completely irrational.
“We live in the safest times in the history of times,” Edmeades explains. Even knowing that, it’s difficult to step off the safe path we’ve mentally carved out for ourselves. “Our primal programming is still there, man,” BigMike adds. Changing how you view your fears will change how you lead your company, but that’s not the only relationship you need to change to optimize yourself for success. Tune in to this episode of Business Outlaws to learn more about the other relationship you’re handling wrong — and how to fix it.
When the episode’s over, go to BusinessOutlaws.com to access exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage of BigMike, Chris, Jayme and Edmeades. For even more Business Outlaws content, follow @BusinessOutlaws on Instagram.
|Nov 27, 2018|
When the Bubble Bursts, Will You Survive? - feat. Drake Sutton-Shearer
Bubbles develop in every industry. And they get bigger and bigger and bigger...until they pop. It happened in the tech industry, it happened in the housing market and it’s gonna happen in the cannabis market. How is your business equipped to ride out a bubble in your industry?
In this episode of Business Outlaws, PRØHBTD CEO and founder Drake Sutton-Shearer joins BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins for a chat about the current issues affecting the cannabis industry and what’s in store for its future. Even if you’re not in the cannabis industry, listen to this episode because understanding how regulatory changes and market bubbles work is critical for any entrepreneur. No matter what field you’re in, understanding these realities and developing strategies for coping with them are what separate bubble survivors from the businesses that die and get forgotten.
As BigMike and Sutton-Shearer talk about the cannabis industry, listen to the examples they cover and think about similar situations in your industry. As BigMike says, “growers should care about strains, but patients care about outcomes.” What are the strains and outcomes in your industry, and are you thinking about it like somebody making your product or somebody consuming it?
When you’re finished listening, go to BusinessOutlaws.com for exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage of BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and Drake Sutton-Shearer. For even more Business Outlaws content, follow @BusinessOutlaws on Instagram.
|Nov 20, 2018|
Overcome Your Past - Build Your New Virtual Reality - feat. Brent Bushnell
When you were a kid, you probably heard the old cliché that “you can be anything you want to be,” trotted out on a near daily basis. But nowadays, we’re living in a world where it’s actually true, thanks to virtual reality — which exists because of the driven, creative people who design and build these new virtual worlds.
In our latest episode of Business Outlaws, Brent Bushnell, CEO and co-founder of high-tech amusement park Two Bit Circus, Brent Bushnell joins BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx to talk about his experiences turning his ideas into reality.
“Creativity happens at the intersection of domains,” Bushnell explains as he discusses the hard work that goes into being creative. He also discusses how discomfort can push a person to make creative choices and how building a successful business isn’t one sweeping, theatrical move, but rather, a series of choices and learning opportunities. “There are two emotions in entrepreneurship,” he says. “Stark terror and total elation.”
Once you’ve finished episode, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to see exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage of BigMike, Chris, Jayme and Brent. For even more Business Outlaws content, follow @BusinessOutlaws on Instagram.
|Nov 12, 2018|
You’re A Monster - feat. Tim Larkin Pt. 2
In Part 2 of the Business Outlaws interview with Tim Larkin, creator of Target Focus Training and author of Survive the Unthinkable and When Violence is the Answer, BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx continue their discussion on protecting yourself in violent situations by understanding how predators view your body. In business, the same principle applies — to protect yourself from the people who can hurt you, you’ve got to think how they think.
Larkin illustrates this point by sharing a story about how a drug trafficker used his daughter’s presence during a vehicle stop to mentally disarm the officer who stopped him, giving the trafficker the opportunity to attack the officer. Thinking like the people who threaten your success isn’t an automatic process, but it’s a necessary one for any entrepreneur. As BigMike said, “There’s a monster in all of us. We just don’t want to face it.” Knowing when to unleash the monster can save your life and your business.
Once you’ve finished listening to the episode, go to BusinessOutlaws.com for exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage of BigMike, Chris, Jayme and Larkin. If you want even more content, follow @BusinessOutlaws on Instagram.
|Nov 06, 2018|
How To Not Get Your Ass Beat - feat. Tim Larkin Pt. 1
It’s an unfortunate reality that violence exists in our world. We all move in and out of situations on a daily basis that can potentially become violent — you might not realize it because most of these situations don’t become destructive, but that doesn’t mean the risk is any less acute. How are you prepared to defend yourself in a violent situation?
In this episode of Business Outlaws, BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx meet with Tim Larkin, creator of Target Focus Training and author of Survive the Unthinkable: A Total Guide to Women’s Self-Protection and When Violence is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at Stake. Tim talks about the importance of developing situational awareness and learning how to discern antisocial aggression from asocial violent situations. These are weapons everybody needs in their arsenal, because when you’re facing violence, you have no choice but to defend yourself.
After listening to this episode, visit BusinessOutlaws.com to access exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage of BigMike, Chris and Jayme discussing these vital skills with Larkin. And for even more content, follow @BusinessOutlaws on Instagram.
|Oct 30, 2018|
Think You’re at a Disadvantage? Bet you Never Built an Empire After 13 Years in Prison - feat. Rick Ross
How do you recover from an extreme setback, like going to prison? What’s your plan for rebuilding your life and your brand after you’ve hit rock bottom? In this episode of Business Outlaws, BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx chat with “Freeway” Rick Ross, convicted drug trafficker who’s now rebuilding his life and business after spending 13 years in prison as part of a life sentence.
“No matter how low you get, you can always build yourself back up,” Ross says to the Business Outlaws during an honest look at his life. He goes on to explain to our hosts the importance of being thankful for what you have and recognizing the opportunities you’ve been given. He talks about how he got into illegal drug trafficking, the wins and losses he faced, and how he survived as the head of an illicit empire. Ross also discusses how he supported his community during the height of his drug-trafficking operation, receiving community support after making himself the solution to the challenges people in his neighborhood faced, such as poverty and hunger.
After you’ve listened to this compelling episode, head on over to BusinessOutlaws.com for more exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage of BigMike, Chris and Jayme talking business with “Freeway” Rick. For more Business Outlaws content, follow @BigMike, @ChrisBulldogCollins, @JaymeFoxx, @BusinessOutlaws on Instagram.
|Oct 23, 2018|
How To Keep Psychopaths And Sociopaths From Using You
Psychopath. Sociopath. Narcissist. Codependent. Gaslighting. Triangulation. You’ve likely heard all these terms before, but can you accurately define them? More importantly, can you recognize them in yourself and in the people you interact with? In this episode of Business Outlaws, BigMike, Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx dive down the rabbit hole of Cluster B personality disorders and how they manifest in the business world.
Chris gives an anecdote about a point in his career where he was taken advantage of because he didn’t have the tools then to protect himself from a ruthless “business partner.” BigMike defines the terms listed above, giving examples from his own life and discussing strategies you should use to protect yourself from energy vampires who just want to use and abuse you in every area of your life, not just in your business.
Once you’ve listened to the episode, check out BusinessOutlaws.com for exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage from the episode. For more content from the Business Outlaws, follow @BigMike, @ChrisBulldogCollins and @JaymeFoxx on Instagram.
|Oct 16, 2018|
Stop Making These Common Marketing Mistakes
Anybody can sell a commodity. And nearly everybody who tries to sell a product fails. Why? Because they didn’t market their products effectively.
In this episode of Business Outlaws, BigMike talks marketing with Chris “Bulldog” Collins and host Jayme Foxx. In particular, BigMike calls out cookie-cutter influencers and self-proclaimed brand builders who are guilty of making one of the most dire marketing mistakes there is: Being exactly the same as everybody else in their industry. That’s not the only mistake the Business Outlaws call out — as Chris asks BigMike about what works and what doesn’t, BigMike explains how each mistake undermines otherwise effective businesses while giving examples from his own life. He also talks about the skills entrepreneurs must cultivate to make themselves better marketers, and why marketing is the most important thing to master in business.
After you’ve listened to the episode, go to BusinessOutlaws.com for more exclusive content and behind-the-scenes footage. Want even more awesome Business Outlaws content? Follow @JaymeFoxx, @BigMike and @ChrisBulldogCollins on Instagram.
|Oct 09, 2018|
How To Take Your Side-Hustle and Make It Your Career
How do you make your side hustle your main gig? This is the million-dollar question for any entrepreneur trying to make their dream a reality. On Episode 27 of Business Outlaws, Chris Collins, BigMike and host Jayme Foxx break that question down and give you the tips and tricks to make your side-hustle dreams into a reality.
BigMike reflects on his early days in business, from making T-shirts to selling tanning beds, so he could fund his side hustle of growing cannabis and turn it into his primary career. Chris Collins weighs in on his early days working as a car-lot attendant so he could fund his consulting business, and how he made his dreams a reality by being mindful of his side hustle paycheck.
After you’ve listened to the episode, be sure to head on over to BusinessOutlaws.com for more exclusive content, behind-the-scenes footage and more. If you wanna learn more about the Business Outlaws, follow @BigMike, @ChrisBulldogCollins and @JaymeFoxx on Instagram.
|Oct 02, 2018|
Grow Your Business Through Customer Trust
Trust is the cornerstone of any successful business venture. If you establish trust with your customers, they will come back to you, time and time again. On this episode of Business Outlaws, BigMike, Chris Collins and host Jayme Foxx discuss how you can grow your business by establishing a relationship with your customers that’s cultivated on a foundation of trust.
BigMike reflects on his humble beginnings in business and recounts his experience as a customer purchasing items for his business, noting how his privacy was not respected by vendors. When he launched his company, BigMike took the bad experience he had as a customer and turned it into a positive. He started shipping his products in discreet packaging to protect his customers’ privacy. By providing his clients with the respect he would’ve hoped for himself, he established a good reputation, thus growing his client base.
After you’ve listened to the episode, be sure to head on over to BusinessOutlaws.com for more exclusive content, behind-the-scenes footage and more. If you wanna learn more about the Business Outlaws, follow @BigMike, @ChrisBulldogCollins and @JaymeFoxx on Instagram.
|Sep 25, 2018|
The Primal Celebration Of Man - Burning Man
Burning Man isn’t just a festival — it’s a community of brave souls who come together once a year in the Nevada desert. Each year, these like-minded individuals build a temporary city, at the middle of which sits a wooden effigy of a man. Then, by holy ritual, they watch “the Man” burn. In episode 25 of Business Outlaws, BigMike talks about his life-changing experience at this year’s burn in the Black Rock Desert and the humbling experience he had among the 70,000 Burners who gathered to set their art aflame.
On Episode 25, Chris Collins, BigMike and host Jayme Foxx discuss the true meaning of Burning Man and the parallels it draws to the cannabis community at large. BigMike talks about the Burning Man culture, from the ancient desert language passed down from one burn to the next, to the unique bartering and networking opportunities the gathering brings each year. BigMike says this year’s burn was a true, “primal celebration of man.”
Head over to BusinessOutlaws.com for exclusive footage, the full video of each episode and more. Get more from BigMike, Chris and Jayme by following them on Instagram @BigMike, @ChrisBulldogCollins and @JaymeFoxx.
|Sep 18, 2018|
What You Don’t Know About The 1 Percent
Roughly one out of every one-thousand Americans grosses over half-a-million dollars in annual income. In mainstream media, these people have been villainized as power-hungry one-percenters. But the truth is that the one-percent create the most jobs across the U.S. — and a lot of them worked their asses off to get where they are, contrary to popular belief.
On Episode 24, the Outlaws and Jayme Foxx are breaking down common misconceptions about the one-percent and revealing what mainstream media won’t tell you about them. Hear why most high net-worth people say “no” to deals far more often than they say “yes” — and learn exactly what they want to see from someone seeking an opportunity.
Listen to this episode to get the inside scoop on the one-percent and what you need to do to join their ranks. And, be sure to visit BusinessOutlaws.com afterward to see full video of each episode plus other exclusive content. To see more of BigMike, Chris and Jayme, follow them on Instagram: @ChrisBulldogCollins, @BigMike and @JaymeFoxx.
|Sep 11, 2018|
Stress Management For Entrepreneurs
Stress. Can you handle it? Because the truth is that the higher you climb on the ladder of success, the more stress you’ll experience.
On Episode 23, Chris Collins, BigMike and host Jayme Foxx sit down to discuss their stress management strategies, tactics and tips. You’ll hear the Outlaws’ processes for dealing with stressful situations, why nutrition plays a bigger role in stress management than you might think, and why you should pay close attention to the people around you (hint: are they helping you through stressful situations or just adding unnecessary stress — a.k.a. drama — to your life?).
Check out this episode to hear the Outlaws dish on developing your “stress muscle” and building resilience in life and in business. Be sure to visit BusinessOutlaws.com afterward to see full video of each episode plus other exclusive content, and get more from Chris, BigMike and Jayme by following them on Instagram: @ChrisBulldogCollins, @BigMike and @JaymeFoxx.
|Sep 04, 2018|
When Should You Take On A Business Partner?
Let’s face it: Most entrepreneurs are independent, highly driven, outside-the-box thinkers. In fact, many of the qualities that make them great entrepreneurs are the same ones that make them not-so-great employees.
However, there will come a time in your business when it’s worth considering taking on a partner — or potentially several hundred or thousand, if you take your company public. So, how do you know when it’s the right time to partner up, or whether you should remain a solo-preneur?
On Episode 23, BigMike, Chris Collins and host Jayme Foxx discuss the belief system you need in order to succeed on your own, key considerations before giving up creative or operational control, and why you should ALWAYS hire the BEST lawyers you can to review your contracts and help you negotiate deals.
After you’ve listened, be sure to head over to BusinessOutlaws.com for exclusive content, behind-the-scenes footage and much more. And you can see more of BigMike, Chris and Jayme by following them on Instagram @BigMike, @ChrisBulldogCollins and @JaymeFoxx.
|Aug 28, 2018|
Four Steps For Impeccable Customer Experience
Customer experience is everything — even in industries you wouldn’t normally associate it with. In this must-listen episode, the Outlaws and host Jayme Foxx discuss the importance of providing a first-class customer experience and lay out a four-step formula for improving it in your business. You’ll also hear BigMike and Chris Collins talk about reputation, using the example of Apple, Advanced Nutrients and several businesses Chris has worked with. Other talking points include connecting with your customer on an emotional level, creating consistent systems that enhance customer experience, why simplicity is key, and how to use secret shoppers to identify weak links in your customer service.
For more Outlaws content, head over to BusinessOutlaws.com for exclusive footage, the full video of each episode and more. Get more from BigMike, Chris and Jayme by following them on Instagram @BigMike, @ChrisBulldogCollins and @JaymeFoxx.To hear more insights about how Customer Service drives business from Chris Collins, read his article on it here.
|Aug 21, 2018|
Personal Development Is Business Development
If you’re pushing yourself to the limit everyday in the pursuit of your ambitions, then you need to take the time to assess your physical health and wellbeing — before you crash and burn out. In this episode, the Outlaws break down the importance of personal development and maintaining your health, especially if you’re the family breadwinner. Hear BigMike, Chris Collins and host Jayme Foxx discuss the four pillars of health — physical, mental, emotional and spiritual — and their strategies and routines to keep balanced, including their diets, workout routines, therapies such as human growth hormone replacement and stem-cell treatment, and meditation techniques. You’ll also hear tips on how to optimize your health and fitness if you don’t yet have the income to support such high-level treatments. Remember, if you don’t have your health, then you can’t pursue wealth. Subscribe now, and keep up to date on each new episode as they’re released, plus visit businessoutlaws.com for outtakes, photos, and to see everything that ended up on the cutting room floor.
|Aug 14, 2018|
7 Misconceptions of Young Entrepreneurs
Many young entrepreneurs have ideas about business that are simply unfounded. In this episode, BigMike and Chris Collins break down the seven most common misconceptions held by young entrepreneurs. Listen as the Outlaws and host Jayme Foxx discuss topics including the compatibility of technology and education, making sound buying decisions, effectively implementing ideas, understanding your customers and what they need, and the importance of patience when it comes to success. Learn the truth about these common misconceptions from two guys who have been there and seen it all! Subscribe now, and keep up to date on each new episode as they’re released, plus visit businessoutlaws.com for outtakes, photos, and to see everything that ended up on the cutting room floor.
|Aug 07, 2018|
Alternative Education For The Business Elite
Do you know what Bill Gates, Henry Ford, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson all have in common — aside from being some of the most successful businessmen in history? They’re all dropouts. On this episode, BigMike and Chris Collins discuss education — their own experiences with the school system, alternative education outside of formal structures, being street smart, and learning from hands-on situations and life experiences. Listen in as the Business Outlaws and host Jayme Foxx discuss the books and courses they consider essential reading, how to determine if college is the right path for your entrepreneurial goals, how to rewire your brain to have the billionaire mindset, and the value of experience versus formal education. Subscribe now, and keep up to date on each new episode as they’re released, plus visit businessoutlaws.com for outtakes, photos, and to see everything that ended up on the cutting room floor.
|Jul 31, 2018|
Opioids, Cannabis and Life after the NFL - feat. Kyle Turley
In this episode of Business Outlaws, sit down with former NFL offensive lineman Kyle Turley as he shares vital life lessons that separated him from the pack and led to his success as an athlete, plus helped him build a second rewarding career in CBD. Since retiring in 2007, Turley has suffered from many neurological problems and says that for him, cannabis has been a game changer. Listen in as the Outlaws and Turley discuss the impact cannabis will have on the pharmaceutical industry, and Turley’s desire to educate athletes on the healing powers of cannabis. Subscribe now, and keep up to date on each new episode as they’re released, plus visit businessoutlaws.com for outtakes, photos, and to see everything that ended up on the cutting room floor.
|Jul 24, 2018|
The Millennial Rising
Millennials. They challenge the status quo. They find new ways to defy societal norms. They pave their own way by going into business for themselves. In this episode, the Outlaws discuss the millennial generation, providing them with the essential tools to break through the noise and become successful entrepreneurs in oversaturated creative industries. Chris highlights some of the benefits Millennials offer to the workplace, including their ability to identify opportunities for automation and their innate desire to work efficiently by connecting dots. Plus, listen in as BigMike talks about inspiring an entire generation of Bulgarian millennials to develop a political movement with charitable ideals.
|Jul 17, 2018|
The Five-Step Networking Formula - feat. Larry Benet
How do you create a meaningful and lasting connection with someone you just met — particularly if that person is highly influential or successful? On this episode of Business Outlaws, you’ll learn from Larry Benet how to network like a pro. Listen in as Larry, widely considered one of the top networking experts in the world, shares with BigMike, Chris Collins and host Jayme Foxx his five-step method for building long-lasting, valuable connections and creating a bank account full of relationship capital. Learn how to approach someone with whom you’d like to connect and become what Larry calls a VC — a value creator. You’ll also get to hear BigMike and Chris analyze their recent meeting with Tony Robbins based on Larry’s networking principles. Subscribe now, and keep up to date on each new episode as they’re released, plus visit businessoutlaws.com for outtakes, photos, and to see everything that ended up on the cutting room floor.
|Jul 10, 2018|
When to Hire Your First Employee
Hiring your first employee is a pivotal moment for any entrepreneur. It can literally make or break your business. On this episode of Business Outlaws, you’ll learn from BigMike and Chris Collins on how to hire like a boss.
Chris Collins talks about the impact of his first assistant in the early days when he was growing his business. BigMike weighs in and gives an entrepreneurial insight into the hiring process. Listen in as BigMike, Chris Collins and host Jayme Foxx discuss how hiring the right people can be the making of your business success.
Subscribe now, and keep up to date on each new episode as they’re released, plus visit businessoutlaws.com for outtakes, photos, and to see everything that ended up on the cutting room floor.
|Jul 03, 2018|
Disrupting the Simulation
Ask yourself this: Are you getting the results you want from your business — or from your life in general? If the answer is no, then it’s time to evaluate the patterns, routines and habits you currently have in place and mindfully change them. On Episode 13 of Business Outlaws, BigMike, Chris Collins and host Jayme Foxx explore new ways to break out of old habits, and how to cultivate healthy patterns and completely reinvent yourself to rise to new challenge. You’ll learn how to reframe your inner dialogue and stop saying things that make you weak, why you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, and how to know when statbssit’s time to pick up and move to a new city. You’ll also hear the Outlaws discuss how to choose friends that will be positive influences, as well as why it’s sometimes necessary to set boundaries with friends and family. Subscribe now, and keep up to date on each new episode as they’re released, plus visit businessoutlaws.com for outtakes, photos, and to see everything that ended up on the cutting room floor.
|Jun 26, 2018|
Finding Your Power - feat. Photographer Jen Rosenstein
Many self-employed artists struggle to command the respect — and competitive wages — they deserve. On episode 12, the Business Outlaws are joined by rock star photographer and author Jen Rosenstein to talk about taking control of the situation, understanding the value you provide, and not accepting less than what you’re worth.
Listen as Chris Collins, BigMike, Jen and host Jayme Foxx discuss how Jen approaches a photo shoot, how she works with her subjects to break through their outer personas and egos, and why charging more leads to a better outcome for both you and your clients. You’ll also hear Jen and Jayme dispense advice for women working in male-dominated industries, and learn why the way you see yourself impacts the way others see you. Subscribe now, and keep up to date on each new episode as they’re released, plus visit businessoutlaws.com for outtakes, photos, and to see everything that ended up on the cutting room floor. You can connect with Jen and see her work at JenRosenstein.com.
|Jun 19, 2018|
Be a Customer-Focused Marketing Machine
Regardless of what business you’re in, you must learn the art of marketing if you want to be truly successful. On this episode of Business Outlaws, BigMike and Chris Collins explain how to make yourself a customer-focused marketing machine — first, by shifting the way you see yourself.
Until you understand that you are a marketer first, you won’t achieve the high-level success you crave. Hear the Outlaws and host Jayme Foxx discuss the marketing books, courses and coaches they’ve learned the most from, as well as why it’s critical to understand the psychology behind successful copywriting.
You’ll also hear a breakdown of some tried-and-tested copywriting techniques — ones that Chris and BigMike routinely use to craft compelling, savvy social media posts — and learn the importance of a well-crafted origin story. Subscribe now, and keep up to date on each new episode as they’re released, plus visit businessoutlaws.com for outtakes, photos, and to see everything that ended up on the cutting room floor.
|Jun 18, 2018|
Managing Relationships at High Levels of Success
As you achieve greater heights of success, the dynamics in your relationships will change. On this episode, Chris Collins and BigMike talk about maintaining relationships with family members, friends, and even love interests as you break through higher ceilings of success, as well as how to develop new relationships. Listen as the Business Outlaws and host Jayme Foxx discuss how success can redefine your relationships, maintaining friendships as you make millions and your friends still struggle, and cultivating a romantic relationship when you’re No. 1 focus is your business. You’ll also hear about maintaining relationships with your staff and rewarding them for loyalty, the misconception of the work/life balance, and how stress affects BigMike and Chris’s respective sex lives.
|Jun 05, 2018|
Taking Out The Mind Trash
Perhaps the most critical component to lasting business success is having the right mindset, which includes being able to take out the "mind trash" — that is, the self-doubt and self-defeating thoughts that often stem from childhood. On Episode 9, Chris Collins and BigMike discuss changing a negative self-image into a positive one, dealing with the struggles of growth, and how to handle fame. You’ll also hear the Business Outlaws, and host Jayme Foxx, talk about realizing your authentic self and preparing to deal with the potential ramifications of success — so you don’t end up a member of the tragic 27 Club. Subscribe now, and keep up to date on each new episode as they’re released, plus visit businessoutlaws.com for outtakes, photos, and to see everything that ended up on the cutting room floor.
|May 29, 2018|
The Fear of Failure
Is it OK to fail? If you’re facing big obstacles in your entrepreneurial journey, this is the episode for you. The Outlaws break down the fear of failure, how failure can lead to success, how successful people navigate failure, and what you can do to fail right.
Chris Collins and BigMike tell you why you should learn from other areas of business by using convicted drug trafficker “Freeway” Rick Ross’s empire as an example. Other topics include having a cause you’re passionate about, rejection therapy, vulnerability, being proud of achievements, the fear of success, self-sabotage, and the importance of patience. Remember: Fear is not fatal and failure is not final.
|May 22, 2018|
How To Get Paid As A Freelancer
Make sure to get PAID! It’s estimated that 50 percent of millennials work as independent contractors. But as a freelancer, getting paid can sometimes present a problem. In this episode, Chris Collins and BigMike talk tips and tactics to ensure you get what you’re owed — and get more respect in the process. Listen as the Business Outlaws and host Jayme Foxx unearth the clues that a potential client might stiff you, why it’s important to have a written contract, and why asking for money upfront is better for your business. You’ll also hear BigMike’s strategy for getting high-quality freelancers on your team, why getting a passport and traveling to other countries is so important.
|May 18, 2018|
Does Your Presence Command Confidence? - Feat. Jason Fladlien (Pt. 2)
In the second part of a two-part episode, hear digital sales and marketing expert Jason Fladlien perform one of his strongest sale closes — one that leaves the Outlaws totally amazed and completely sold. Fladlien, BigMike, Chris Collins and host Jayme Foxx continue their exploration of Fladlien’s internet marketing success, which includes selling upward of $100 million worth of product. Topics of this episode include the power of the mind and personal development, the context of the sale, the importance of being relatable, controlling narratives, the hierarchy of products, the psychology of market dominance, and setting yourself apart from the pack.
|May 15, 2018|
Control Your Narrative, Control Your Market - Feat. Jason Fladlien (Pt. 1)
On this special two-part edition of Business Outlaws, learn how one man segued from being a monk to a rapper to a leading internet marketer who’s sold upward of $100 million in product via webinars. Chris Collins and BigMike are joined by Jason Fladlien, co-founder of Rapid Crush, a digital sales and marketing firm. Learn how becoming a monk and establishing chanting and meditation routines helped Fladlien overcome panic attacks and reach a higher level of focus, and how he transitioned to digital marketing and selling — including a single launch that sold $25 million worth of product. Listen as Fladlien, the Outlaws and host Jayme Foxx discuss Fladlien’s previous lives and how they inform his present-day success developing leading internet marketing campaigns. Other topics include backend work, developing a distinguished reputation, and controlling the narrative — and being open with your customers about it.
|May 11, 2018|
CULTURE: The Pulse of Your Business
In this week’s episode of Business Outlaws, BigMike and Chris Collins convene to discuss company culture — why it’s so important, and how to establish a strong culture that will inspire both your employees and your audience to strive for greatness. Listen in as the Outlaws and host Jayme Foxx compare strong cultures within religions, cults and other organizations such as the military, to company cultures that often struggle to get their employees to execute basic tasks. Chris and BigMike also discuss the importance of having a rival, examining Apple and Microsoft as an example. Finally, the Outlaws talk about the cultures they’ve cultivated in their own companies, and how they inspire, encourage and support their employees.
|May 11, 2018|
Get Inside Their Head - Feat. Matt Baiamonte
On this edition of Business Outlaws, Chris Collins and BigMike sit down with top boxing trainer Matt Baiamonte. A protégé for 12 years of legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee, Baiamonte continues to employ Dundee’s proven methods to train top athletes and A-list celebrities including LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Matt Damon, Mike Wallace and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.
Listen in as Baiamonte shares his memories of Dundee and his most famous pupil Muhammad Ali, and reveals the traits and mindset of world-winning champions. Baiamonte also discusses the importance of having a trainer, using guided discovery to realize your potential, and understanding other people’s work ethics and effort levels.
Baiamonte, the Outlaws and host Jayme Foxx also discuss:
|May 08, 2018|
In this week’s episode of Business Outlaws, BigMike, Chris Collins and host Jayme Foxx meet up in the Syndicate X Safe House to discuss the traits of elite-level leaders. Listen in as the Outlaws discuss whether leaders are born or created, their earliest memories of leadership, leading people who were once their peers or friends, and the importance of taking ownership and responsibility as a leader. They’ll also dive deep into topics like stepping up and declaring leadership, focusing on the small details that make up the bigger picture, the importance of consistent learning, and achieving the results you want — both in your business and your life.
|May 04, 2018|
Meet The Outlaws
Welcome to “Business Outlaws”. In this first episode, you’ll get to know your hosts and what this podcast is all about! Advanced Nutrients Founder and CEO, BigMike and Syndicate X Founder, Chris Collins, sit down with TV show host, Jayme Foxx, for this exciting new business podcast unlike any other. Listen in as BigMike and Chris discuss purpose, taking risks, intent and how to utilize the lessons provided in the show. This week’s episode provides a foundation for the rest of the series.
|May 01, 2018|
Your Roadmap To Success
Welcome to The Business Outlaws podcast! Successful entrepreneurs Chris Collins and BigMike, with host Jayme Foxx, breakdown their upcoming podcast, where they’ll discuss the stuff they wish they would have known when they were just starting out. Subscribe to hear what they’ve learned through their years in business, and how it can help millennials and others in business.
|Apr 13, 2018|