(plus get a naughty way to start your business for $300 – included with the first 50 Lifestyle Business Podcasts)
Ever feel like college is a waste of time?
Over the last few years, we’ve met great people… started new businesses… failed a bunch of times… and it’s been a blast !
Although I had a great time in college, I wish I would have been smart enough to skip it. In the end, I feel it unnecessarily disciplined me into believing that I wouldn’t be capable of making any real contributions or decisions for another 4 to 6 years.
I can’t help but think about where I’d be today if somebody told my 18 year old self that there is no such thing as “being ready”.
The problem: education for entrepreneurs sucks
If you aren’t going to school for something that specifically requires a credential– like practicing law in the state of California – studying for 4 to 6 years is pointless and extraordinarily expensive…
You can get a comprehensive education in the real world… by trying stuff. Sure, you’ll screw up but that’s part of the game. With each failure, you get a lesson and over a long enough time period, you are guaranteed to be successful if you stick with it.
Looking back, I sometimes wish I had someone to show me the way.
I feel like options for entrepreneurial education is severely limited.
Most people choose to go to college, and they end up wasting 4 to 6 years of their lives talking theory.
Aside from college, what can you do?
You can read books, sign up to blogs and podcasts and try and meet other entrepreneurs. You can even get out in the real world, take a few hits and blaze a trail.
You could even find a successful entrepreneur and offer to work for free or cheap. In exchange for the work, you get to pick their brain about what makes them successful.
(Speaking of successful entrepreneurs, check out this mp3 on our favorite game-changing thinkers – download it here)
But what if there was a place you could get an entrepreneurial education that grounded you in the real world? What if it was designed to set you on the right path? It wouldn’t solve every problem, but it would stack the odds in your favor.
That’s what @anythingian and I are trying to do with the blog, podcast and now… the One-Month Tropical MBA Crash Course.
We really do believe that
Building a successful lifestyle business is the best way to create more personal freedom and opportunity for you, your family, and those around you.
It’s not just a catchy phrase – it’s the real-deal.
That’s why we set up the new Tropical MBA Crash Course.
With the Tropical MBA Crash Course, you’ll stack the odds in your favor.
Over a month, you will receive our BEST content… for FREE. We’re not into selling information… that’s why you’ll receive our brand spankin’ new Tropical MBA Crash Course, PLUS the first 50 LBP podcast episodes (you can’t get them any other way!) when you sign up to the mailing list below.
You’ll get the best LBP episodes from the first 50. Rather than wade through over 20 hours of content, you can go straight to the best stuff. That way, you can save time and get back to building your biz!
Here’s a quick snapshot of what you’ll learn:
- One Major Myth About Entrepreneurship (And More!)
- Our 4 Hour Work Week Success Story
- 8 Business Principles We Wish We Knew Before Starting
- How to Manifest Your Target Revenue
- How We Manage Our Money and One Business Changing Tool
- 4 Things You Should Never Do in Your Business
- How to Create a 100 Dollar Information Product in 48 Hours
- Biz Failures: Crashed Crotch Rockets, Blowing $6K, and 30 Days in China
- A Naughty Way to Start Your Business for $300 – Part 2
You’ll get the all-time most-popular Tropical MBA posts. You’ll learn how to make $10,000 plus a bunch of other useful stuff.
You’ll also get first dibbs on any special offers we release and we’ll share one of our most powerful success secrets that you can use today, without spending a penny.
Here’s what other people are saying:
“Dan and Ian are extremely engaging and very easy to listen to, and the show is always full of great information and it’s always fun to listen to as well. It’s definitely one of my top recommended podcasts.”
– Pat Flynn, online entrepreneur and blogger. Pat writes at Smart Passive Income.
“As an entrepreneur who has relocated to Asia for 5 years now, I’m still learning new things and look forward to each new episode. It’s smart, full of energy and you’ll find practical information in each episodes. My head is flying high listening to the show – spinning with new ideas each week.”
– Matt Bellemare, founder of taketake
“I’ve been listening to the LBP since it’s inception, and I’ve had the chance to work closer than most with Dan and Ian. These guys are the real deal, and are seeing more success in their business ventures than just about anyone I know. The combination of credibility, applicable information, and entertainment just can’t be beat. Hands down my favorite podcast.”
– Sean Ogle is a location independent entrepreneur and blogs at Location 180.
With our blog, podcast and community, we’ve already helped thousands of entrepreneurs build businesses. We’ve been there.. we know how tough it is and what it takes to make it… and we know how helpful it can be when you have someone to show you the path.
If you get an MBA at a top business school, you’re looking at up to $94,900 in fees… and there is no guarantee you’ll be successful upon completion. In the Tropical MBA Crash Course, you’re gonna get down-and-dirty lessons that we have learned in building a million-dollar company.
You’ll get true nuts-and-bolts advice that you can use today to build your own lifestyle business… and create more personal freedom and opportunity for you, your family, and those around you.
To sign up and get the one-month Crash Course (plus the first 50 LBP episodes), put your email address in the box below and click the sign up button.
Dan and Ian
TropicalMBA.com & LifestyleBusinessPodcast.com
P.S. When you sign up, you’ll also receive the first 50 Lifestyle Business Podcast episodes completely free, plus free updates and first dibbs on any special offers we release.
Who else is listening to the Lifestyle Business Podcast?
Matt Bellemare, founder of taketake
As an entrepreneur who has relocated to Asia for 5 years now, I’m still learning new things and look forward to each new episode. It’s smart, full of energy and you’ll find practical information in each episodes. My head is flying high listening to the show – spinning with new ideas each week.
Tommy Schultz. Tommy lives in Bali and is an entrepreneur and photographer. Check out Tommy’s sweet underwater photography on his website.
If you’ve ever said ‘I could never start my own business and live abroad’, the LBP is for you.
In every episode, Dan and Ian share both their successes and failures, letting you see firsthand what the day-to-day running of a location independent business looks like. It’s almost like sitting in the room with them while they’re working out the challenges of building their business in the Philippines, San Diego, Bali, or Thailand.
You’re sure to pick up real-world solutions to problems you’re facing in your own business and also get inspired to take what you’ve learned and use it to create an ideal business (and lifestyle) for yourself.
I’m a fan of the Lifestyle Business Podcast because Dan and Ian are authentic. They tell it like it is, even when talking about mistakes that have cost them thousands.
This is the #1 reason they are consistently in the short list of podcasts I’m most excited to listen to.
Rob, Jet Set Life Tv and Jet Set Money
Just wanted to take a sec and let you know how much I enjoy your podcast. In each show I’m not only entertained but I’m inspired by you two who are actually walking the walk.
There are a lot of people who read the “Four Hour Work Week” and talk a good game about lifestyle design….but you two are actually LIVING IT.
Thanks for being an inspiration and bringing a smile to my face each week. You info is invaluable to me.
Srinivas Rao is a digital nomad in progress. He turns surf sessions into life lessons at The Skool of Life, is the host and co-founder of BlogcastFM, and the editor in chief of theFlightster Travel Blog.
Dan and Ian are truly amazing. As a podcaster myself I’m quite discerning about what I’ll listen to. These guys pack every episode with insane amounts of value, and they are entertaining as hell to listen to. If you’re intent on getting on the path to Lifestyle Design and Lifestlye-Centric businesses, this should be on your list of things you listen to regularly.
Sean Ogle is a location independent entrepreneur and blogs at Location 180.
I’ve been listening to the LBP since it’s inception, and I’ve had the chance to work closer than most with Dan and Ian. These guys are the real deal, and are seeing more success in their business ventures than just about anyone I know. The combination of credibility, applicable information, and entertainment just can’t be beat. Hands down my favorite podcast.
Pat Flynn, online entrepreneur and blogger. Pat writes at Smart Passive Income.
As a blogger and podcaster myself, I have a high standard when it comes to the podcasts that I listen to, and the Lifestyle Business Podcast is exactly the type of podcast that I enjoy. Dan and Ian are extremely engaging and very easy to listen to, and the show is always full of great information and it’s always fun to listen to as well. It’s definitely one of my top recommended podcasts.
Adam Weitz. Check out Adam’s corporate design company, New Harbor Design.
I’ve been listening to this podcast since the beginning and it gets better and better every time. Even if you aren’t interested in being location independent or outsourcing your business you’ll find their episodes inspiring as a business owner. These guys are transparent and don’t put up a front and don’t try to sell you a thing. They don’t have all the answers but they value getting in the game and working hard. I’ll take that over some guru any day.
There are only a few resources that I go back to when I feel stuck or bummed about the growth of my business and this is one of them. No joke, even if I’m not interested in the particular topic they focus an episode around, my mind usually starts cranking by the end of it. If you need something to inspire or inform you or even spark your entrepreneurial creativity, then subscribe. It’s my secret weapon against the dark, lonely path that comes from being a business owner.
I’ll listen as long as they keep making them.
Josh Crocker from Taking Fun Seriously
After paying for business information for a year and a half in another industry, I still can’t believe that Dan and Ian do this for FREE! Not only is it the absolutely very BEST info I’ve heard concerning modern day (as in…. right now!) business, but it’s still FREE. Holy cow!
I too am one of the many fans who checks back to iTunes and to their website to see if they’ve posted a new podcast, adn almost get antsy when time between podcasts has gone “too” long (who am I to determine “too long” they’re still giving this stuff away for free!)
Many in the business education world can learn a lot from these two gentlemen. By the end of this season, I will have learned more about PRACTICAL entrepreneurship than many of my younger friends who are pursuing business degrees at major universities (except I won’t be tens of thousands of dollars in debt)!
Simply put, bravo gentlemen. Keep up the great work!
Joel Runyon from the Blog of Impossible Things
Short Story: Dan & Ian Rock.
Each episode is packed with good info that’s easy to listen to. They’re practical, funny and actually interact with their listeners. Each podcast feels less like a podcast and more like a party that Ian & Dan are hosting. Do yourself a favor and subscribe. You won’t be disappointed.
My favorite podcast.
I’m sure few people will believe me when I say that one of the first things I do in the morning is roll over and see if Dan and Ian have posted a new podcast for me to listen to on my drive to work. In fact, I check every morning before even getting out of bed. I know it typically only comes once a week, but hey, I can hope… right?
I continue to be amazed out how much knowledge and information comes from these two men. They’re actually DOING business, not just theorizing about it or speculating what “might” work. Their knowledge and what they say has already been tested by THEM before it gets to us. If only more information was held to such standards!
And not only are they crazy smart, they’re just plain enjoyable to listen to. You can tell there is a great friendship and working relationship between the two guys just baed on how they interact. I love it! I love finding something that is not only smart and tested, but shows how enjoyable work can truly be.
I continually recommend this podcast to people looking to escape theri desk. ABSOLUTELY my favorite podcast!!! These guys rock so hard, you face will fall off.
PS, if you ever release more than one podcast in one week, I’m going to pretend it is just for me. :)
Larry Clark from NicheThinkTank.
I’ve listened to the LBP for a while now. I’ve recently met Dan Andrews and even interviewed him. He and Ian are the real deal.
The podcast is entertaining and informative at the same time. No Fluff like some Podcasts I have listeed to that have 30 minutes of fluffing and maybe 10 minutes of tips and real info
These guys are all content and are great. If you haven’t listened to them, you are leaving money on the table. I tell everyone I talk to about business to listen to you guys. Keep up the good work.
Cody McKibben from ThrillingHeroics
“Anyone who wants to live the dream & have a rockin’ biz, @TropicalMBA & @AnythingIan’s podcast is the f***ing BEST. Get ON it.”
Don’t take our word for it:
“I was impressed by what Dan and Ian have set up, a real business that provides real products to individuals and businesses, not just your average information product marketing. Dan and Ian host a pod-cast called the Lifestyle Business Podcast which you should check out because those two guys are the real deal and know what they are talking about.”
-Nomadic Neil of NomadicNeil.com
“They have a different approach, they have a business that allows them to dictate their own schedules, they aren’t [just dudes] with a blog… they have a tangible business… its a more scalable approach.”
-Adam Baker of Man vs. Debt.
“If the gym could turn the radio off and put your podcast on, it’d make me really happy…”
-Tyrone Shum of MassOutsource.com
“….These are two everyday guys who are going after it BIG TIME!”
-Kim Doyal from the WordPressChick.com.
Our podcast has a 5 star rating on iTunes. Check out what people have to say:
[5 stars] “One of my favorites!!!!”
“Dan and Ian are fantastic! They’re beyond helpful. They’re accessible. They’re personable. They’re relevant! Their content is among the best out there. They’re living what they’re teaching. I can’t wait for every podcast to come out and listen to them multiple times when they do.
Thanks Dan and Ian for answering my questions and being rockstars!”
– Josh Buisch
These ballers are not only crushin’ it everyday, but they are doing it everywhere between San Diego and Bali.
This podcast is a breath of fresh air (or more like the air being sucked out of your lungs after doing your first skydive) after spending several months reading all the top bloggers and internet marketers and article marketers. If you think adsense is the end-all be-all then you’ll find $1000 in monthly income nicely challenging. These guys think they will hit 1,000,000 this year, their 3rd year in business together.
Got your attention yet? Good.
This podcast is witty, fast paced, crammed FULL of content and ideas and links and tips. Be prepared to take lots of notes and do a lot of reading. But to NOT be prepared for a lot of spammy upsell. They don’t sell systems, just throw loads of enthusiastic inspiration.