TMBA 077 (LBP77) – If We Were to Start from Scratch, How We’d Do It

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This week, Dan and Ian talk about what they would do if they were to start from scratch in 2011. The answer might surprise you.

Dan and Ian also ask a bunch of listener questions, including

  • How to increase your chances of success when applying for a job (or the Tropical MBA)?
  • How to be persistent?
  • What should I do if I have no time and ressources to start a business?
In the quick-tips section, Dan and Ian talk about the latest iOS version and their favorite iPhone apps.

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Have fun. Leave a comment. Give us a ring. 888-554-8428. Go make it happen! :)

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Episode length: 23:42

 

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Published on 10.20.11
  • http://twitter.com/SuperLinkJuice SuperLinkJuice

    Thanks for yet another Amazing Show!!!

    Man The Audio… sounds super amazing with this Episode
    Like a TIGER……………http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgSMxY6asoE

    Very True………….. Time + Resources ( Creates Value) = Value creation = Asset Value

    JAJA BooooJa

    Brian Thinkbig

  • http://twitter.com/SuperLinkJuice SuperLinkJuice

    Just Purchased the ProHDR app, lookout for some cool snap pics in the DC soon ;-D

  • http://joelrunyon.com/two3 Joel Runyon | [BIT]

    ProHDR is legit. Get it already everybody.

    Interesting answer on persistence :). “If I can make 5 grand in a couple of weeks, lets do that. That sounds good to me” Love it :).

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Totally love that app, game changer. Hahaha yeah we gave some snarky answers this episode. I hear a lot of awesome entrepreneurial stories that involve persistence, I’m not so sure ours have that element or that we ever framed it up that way… but there is no question there was a long period where we were frustrated by our progress but we kept crakin’ (didn’t have anything better to do!!!) :)

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Totally love that app, game changer. Hahaha yeah we gave some snarky answers this episode. I hear a lot of awesome entrepreneurial stories that involve persistence, I’m not so sure ours have that element or that we ever framed it up that way… but there is no question there was a long period where we were frustrated by our progress but we kept crakin’ (didn’t have anything better to do!!!) :)

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Totally love that app, game changer. Hahaha yeah we gave some snarky answers this episode. I hear a lot of awesome entrepreneurial stories that involve persistence, I’m not so sure ours have that element or that we ever framed it up that way… but there is no question there was a long period where we were frustrated by our progress but we kept crakin’ (didn’t have anything better to do!!!) :)

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Totally love that app, game changer. Hahaha yeah we gave some snarky answers this episode. I hear a lot of awesome entrepreneurial stories that involve persistence, I’m not so sure ours have that element or that we ever framed it up that way… but there is no question there was a long period where we were frustrated by our progress but we kept crakin’ (didn’t have anything better to do!!!) :)

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Totally love that app, game changer. Hahaha yeah we gave some snarky answers this episode. I hear a lot of awesome entrepreneurial stories that involve persistence, I’m not so sure ours have that element or that we ever framed it up that way… but there is no question there was a long period where we were frustrated by our progress but we kept crakin’ (didn’t have anything better to do!!!) :)

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    BALLA. you’ll love it.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    BALLA. you’ll love it.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    BALLA. you’ll love it.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    BALLA. you’ll love it.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    BALLA. you’ll love it.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    haha thanks man, that’s all David H on the dials. 

  • http://www.opheliaswebb.com Elisa Doucette

    Wow, now I know how professional athletes feel, getting a play-by-play of my performance on the field after the game. I want to see this We Have A Dream speech now!  :)

    Someone asked me how long I spent on the application. As an example of, as you noted, putting some time into researching and understanding my position. From the time I opened the TMBA site (with the purpose of applying) to the time I hit SEND on that email, I spent about 9 hours straight.

    I don’t recommend putting that much time into EVERY application that people submit, but damn I wanted this gig!

    I’m ridiculously excited to get started, we’re gonna do some amazing frickin’ things together! Thank you again for this opportunity (I’ll probably say that at least 764 more times in the next 6 months, FYI)

  • http://www.lifestylebusinesspodcast.com/ Ian

    Elisa, super stoked as well — the ‘I have a dream’ email will be encapsulated until 2050 or till the singularity, whichever comes first… I think the time you put in is about right, I’ve spend similar amounts on positions and projects that I was really passionate about.  If for nothing else it makes sense for practice.  I never feel like I’m wasting my time if I know that someone will be taking the time to review.

  • http://www.adsenseflippers.com Joseph Magnotti

    Dan,

    Total agree about interviewees asking questions.  I love to leave it open and have them fill in the blanks.  In the Philippines, the inherent nervousness thing tends to lead Justin and I to have to pry things out of people, but is is still an effective tool for getting to know your possible new employee.  Run the other way if they don’t have any good answers!  Or questions!

  • http://www.adsenseflippers.com Joseph Magnotti

    Oh and we’re working on the webinar stuff.  Look for it soon, I am pumped about this joint venture!

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Agreed RE: interviewing in the Fils, despite the cultural similarities I still found it took a lot of time before I really understood what was making people tick. I’m really looking forward to the webinar series, should be tons of fun for the listeners. 

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    :D

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Singularity! 

  • http://www.EatUrVeggies.com Elisa Eshelman Rodriguez

    Great show guys. A special congrats to Elisa, way to represent! ;-) I enjoyed hearing what she did well.

    Thanks also for the shout out for EatUrVeggies.com, not to mention all of your continued support and insight since the very start!

    Dan, loved your analogy of the M.S. dance scene – takes me back ;-)
    Ian, I like that you like cars AND cats :)

  • Eugene G

    Fine, fine, fine, I’ll download HDR.

    Really cool episode btw – kinda reminds me of all your failure talks in the mid-40’s.

  • http://twitter.com/euggra Eugene

    Fine, fine, I’ll download ProHDR.

    Really cool episode btw, kinda reminds me of your own failure discussions in the mid-40 episodes.

  • http://www.lifestylebusinesspodcast.com/ Ian

    weird huh?  they both put out a nice purrrr.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    BALLA!!! Haha, love that comment. Ian and I were on a roll back in the mid-40’s! We gotta re-capture the magic as we head to #100! :D

  • Anonymous

    Thanks so much Dan/Ian for the plug…you guys rock!  Congratulations on picking up Elisa….from her first post on the DC I just knew she was solid…I’m thinking she’s going to be a superstar for you.

    I liked your short section about self-diagnosis.  I think there’s a real market there and it touches a true pain point.  I’d say for anyone getting into the niche, though, they’d better really “care” about heading in that direction…as a purely profit play I don’t think it would work…gotta have some love/care there.  As an aside, here’s a really interesting TED talk I watched a few months ago from this older guy Dave deBronkart talking about self-service medicine and sites. Really interesting for someone that digs this subject:
    http://www.ted.com/talks/dave_debronkart_meet_e_patient_dave.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707282403 Éric Martín Ruiz

    Love it! Many of us set up fake walls that we think impede us from living the lifestyle that we want. Mental reorganization. 

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    :D

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