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Treat Everyone Like a Celebrity

If you have an interview format podcast, treat every one of your guests the same, regardless of if they have 2 followers or 2 million followers. The obvious reason being you invited someone into your home, it is incumbent on you to make them feel welcome. The other, more self-serving reason is that the more they like you and enjoy the conversation, the more likely they are to share the episode and recommend their fanbase to check it out. Don't forget - your audience wants to listen to a funny, insightful or powerful conversation. The more you connect with your…


This is a very honest recount of the experiences I’ve personally had over the past 5 years. I’ve had 3 businesses (startups) in the CPG and consumer space all over the last 5 years. All 3 of these ventures I had to eventually, painfully, and regretfully, shut down as we hit the end of our burn rate. It really sucks, like really sucks! It feels like you failed - you birthed this beautiful thing into existence, you gained a following, had people that loved your product, and then you had to kill it. …


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For people who have not watched the show, I will try to quickly summarize it. Generation Hustle is a 10 episode documentary series centered around con artists — some psychopaths, some that got in over their heads, and some that are master manipulators. All however lie, steal and cheat their friends, family, neighbors, and strangers. All the 10 episodes are independent stories, some wildly insane, others just mildly insane but all very entertaining.

Being a natural-born skeptic, I’m always flabbergasted when I hear and see these stories of people getting conned. Having being swindled myself at the young age of…


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It often seems we have forgotten that we are only one species in a world filled with species. Our ambivalence is frightening; we are destroying their natural world at an unprecedented pace, with the sole purpose being “progress.”

What we have done to the natural world in the last 200 years is nothing short of a — holocaust/genocide/utter destruction. We used to think our forests were endless, our animals were abundant, and our oceans had a copious supply of fish. …


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Writing down your goals allows you to actualize them through the written medium. Looking at your words on a page or on a screen, words that were once ideas in your head - those words represent and encompass all your potential and all your dreams right there in front of you. I have been making lists since I was a very young kid. I was always obsessed with them growing up, and actually, still am today. When you have a brain that is always racing a mile a minute (like mine is) it helps and gives clarity to place your…


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I can't be the only one bombarded by never-ending finance bros with the single promise of making me a millionaire if I “just click below” or “above” or go to their website, like right now. We’ve all seen them, flashy suits, perched in or around some fancy sports cars (typically outside a mansion), or in an office highrise overlooking the ocean.

I, like most people my age, like to search for ways to improve myself, financially and otherwise. Unfortunately with the ever-growing precision with which companies or individuals can target us online, I have noticed a growing, highly annoying, and…


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9 years ago I started my journey into veganism. I was watching a never-ending rotation of vegan documentaries on every streaming service that was available to me. Slowly but surely I was changing the way I thought about my relationship with animals, and how I perceived my surrounding environment. I also developed a mildly annoying “holier than thou” attitude about my newfound understanding and ethical framework which I was establishing for myself. I was preaching to everyone and their mother, friends, family, and strangers on the internet about why they should all be vegan and why they're cruel, bad people…


Actually, It's doing everything in its power to kill you

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Ok so not everything in nature is trying to kill you, but it also doesn't give a shit about you, either. Most things in the natural world are out to get you — fungi, plants, cosmic rays, bacteria, viruses, hurricanes, avalanches, wildlife, earthquakes, typhoons, falling trees, floods, wildfires, volcanoes, landslides, droughts, sea-level rise, jellyfish & sharks, tsunamis, tornadoes, hail, ticks, and on and on and on and on. Even an apple can kill you if you eat too many of its seeds (that are, in fact, poisonous in larger amounts)…


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There is only one you(unless we start cloning people), so if you are hemming & hawing and deciding whether you should go into a business or a sector that is already saturated, just remember — there is only one YOU!

There are currently around 1 million podcasts, there are tens of millions of Youtube channels and bloggers, there are tens of thousands of gyms, millions of restaurants and coffee shops, and endless different clothing and accessory brands. There are around 2 million apps on the app store and countless D2C brands. Endless SAAS services, and who knows how many movies…


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It is extremely difficult to narrow it down to only 55, I could have easily named this “500 Documentaries That I Really Like”, but that’s not a catchy title, and no one wants to read through every documentary film I've ever watched. Writing this also helped me narrow down my real favorites, the ones that really stood out for me. I've always loved documentaries, I love the idea of delving deeply into a topic with a contradicting or opposing idea, or not knowing anything about the topic/subject at all. Then leaving with either a newfound interest in the topic or…

Roy Ben Tzvi

Entrepreneur, Podcast Host, I sometimes write I'm always with dogs

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