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Business Outlaws teaches millennials the mindset and tools to become millionaires. With Business Fixer Chris Collins, Marijuana Nutrient King Michael "BigMike" Straumietis and Host Jayme Foxx.

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Control Of Your Inner Evil - feat. James Bonnet pt 2
56:36

 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.
1:38
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
46:05

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
Business Edible - Hack Your Morning Productivity With This 1 Simple Step
1:47
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
Business Outlaws - Damon Dash - Fuck the Money Guys, They Have No Soul
1:11:57

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
Business Edible - How To Avoid Drama and Distractions
3:25
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
Business Outlaws - David Garfinkel: Branding Doesn’t Sell Stuff. Here’s What Does
58:36

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
Business Edible – BigMike: Advice To My 24Yr Old Self
1:43
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
Business Outlaws - “Boston” George Jung - How much money is enough?
56:38

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
Business Edible - Chris Collins: Advice To My 24yr Old Self
1:25
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
Business Outlaws - Mike Tyson On What It Takes To Be A Champion
46:12


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
Business Edible - Master Your Mindset
1:29
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
Business Outlaws - The Casualties of Fringe Industries w/ Darren Roberts
46:41

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
Business Edible - Gut Punch
2:02
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
Business Outlaws - Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Boss? – Eric Edmeades Pt. 2
1:18:07

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
Business Outlaws - You’re Eating Wrong, You’re Thinking Wrong — And That’s Screwing You Up with Eric Edmeades
55:03

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
Business Outlaws - When the Bubble Bursts, Will You Survive? with Drake Sutton-Shearer
1:02:26

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
Business Outlaws - Overcome Your Past - Build Your New Virtual Reality with Brent Bushnell
53:36

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
Business Outlaws - You’re A Monster: Exclusive Interview With Tim Larkin - 32
25:39

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
Business Outlaws - Tim Larkin Tells You How To Not Get Your Ass Beat - 31
36:12

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
Business Outlaws - Think You’re at a Disadvantage? Bet you Never Built an Empire After 13 Years in Prison with Rick Ross - 30
1:05:11

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
Business Outlaws - How To Keep Psychopaths And Sociopaths From Using You - 29
41:21

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
Business Outlaws - Stop Making These Common Marketing Mistakes - 28
33:52

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
Business Outlaws - How To Take Your Side-Hustle and Make It Your Career - 27
41:00

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
Business Outlaws - Grow Your Business Through Customer Trust - 26
40:49

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
Business Outlaws - The Primal Celebration Of Man - Burning Man - 25
24:02

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
Business Outlaws - What You Don’t Know About The 1 Percent - 24
54:32

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
Business Outlaws - Stress Management For Entrepreneurs - 23
26:35

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
Business Outlaws - When Should You Take On A Business Partner? - 22
26:41

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
Business Outlaws - Four Steps For Impeccable Customer Experience - 21
38:43

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
Business Outlaws - Personal Development Is Business Development - 20
45:39
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
Business Outlaws - 7 Misconceptions of Young Entrepreneurs, - 19
46:33

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
Business Outlaws - Alternative Education For The Business Elite - 18
43:01
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
Business Outlaws - Opioids, Cannabis and Life after the NFL with Kyle Turley - 17
43:02
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
Business Outlaws - The Millennial Rising - 16
47:09
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
Business Outlaws - The Five-Step Networking Formula With Larry Benet” - 15
44:40
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
Business Outlaws - When to Hire Your First Employee - 14
52:00

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
Business Outlaws - Disrupting the Simulation - 13
41:33
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
Business Outlaws - Finding Your Power with Photographer Jen Rosenstein - 12
48:47

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
Business Outlaws - Be a Customer-Focused Marketing Machine - 11
50:36

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
Business Outlaws - Managing Relationships at High Levels of Success - 10
47:20
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
Business Outlaws - Taking Out The Mind Trash - 9
45:34
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
Business Outlaws - The Fear of Failure - 8
47:13

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
Business Outlaws - How To Get Paid As A Freelancer - 7
34:44
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
Business Outlaws - Jason Fladlien, Co-Founder of Rapid Crush Pt. 2 - 6
47:37
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
Business Outlaws - Jason Fladlien Pt. 1 - 5
49:39
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
Business Outlaws - CULTURE: The Pulse of Your Business - 4
41:38
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
Business Outlaws - Celebrity Boxing Trainer, Matt Baiamonte - 3
1:16:02

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:

  • Understanding the ego (and how and when to use it).
  • Using visualization techniques to grow in your life and business.
  • Taking actionable steps to reach your goals.
  • Why continual learning is critical to self-mastery and business success.
May 08, 2018
Business Outlaws - Outlaw Leadership - 2
40:08
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
Business Outlaws - Meet The Outlaws - 1
34:45
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
Business Outlaws - Episode 0
2:02

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