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Justin Wu (@Hackapreneur) – Growth Hacking the Blockchain

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Justin Wu is a serial entrepreneur, growth hacker, digital marketer, social media influencer, crypto enthusiast and blockchain thought leader. On this episode of the Disrupt Podcast we caught up with Justin at the Blockchain World Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. We discuss the future of the industry, the impacts of new regulations, how he got started on eBay selling trading cards at the age of 12, to building a digital marketing agency, to building apps and what he learned from both his success and his failures. You are not going to want to miss this episode. Enjoy.

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdFJ4OSwwJo9DeeajP1cAKQ

 

Anthony Delgado (born February 6, 1986) is an American software developer and internet entrepreneur widely known as a professional hacker in the developer community. Anthony Delgado has won numerous hackathons sponsored by Fortune 500 tech companies like Google, IBM, Intel, Facebook and Microsoft and hosted by organizations including Rutgers University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the AT&T Developer Summit in New York City.

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How To Work From Anywhere & Travel The World For Free: With Zach Benson

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The life of an entrepreneur is a very hard and lonely road that most people often quit because of how hard and inconsistent it can be. Sure, there are a lot of successful entrepreneurs out there but there are even more that are barely getting by or some that are in massive debt. When it comes to social media it seems as if every entrepreneur and influencer is wealthy and happy but that’s not always true. It takes years of hard work and dedication for most entrepreneurs to even be able to hit the 6 figure mark. 

To be able to work from anywhere using just a laptop and a phone is the goal every entrepreneur wants to reach, but most don’t have what it takes to reach that goal. Zach Benson is apart of the few entrepreneurs who do have what it takes and more. Benson is a full-time entrepreneur, world traveler, influencer, speaker, and investor. Growing up was a bit difficult for Benson because he had a speech impediment which was the reason why he couldn’t pronounce the letter “R” until he was in his twenties. 

The kids Benson grew up with would always make fun of him for his speech impediment and especially because he looked different. He always felt left out and very different because he was born in Korea and was later adopted by his parents in Iowa, so of course none of the local kids understood his situation. Everything seemed to change for Benson once he found dance. In high school, one of Benson’s girlfriends gave him a “How To Breakdance” DVD and he watched it day and night while practicing. 

In his college years, Benson was traveling and competing in dance competitions. He actually made it onto the popular TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”. After all of that, he started teaching others how to dance and he was earning $1,000 an hour for it. Then, one day he hurt his back and the doctor told him he would probably never be able to dance again with his injury. Benson became depressed but he knew he had to do something, so Benson and his brother started growing Instagram accounts for money. 

Then something quite random happened, he had an opportunity to invest his last $10,000 into an Instagram account. He made that choice to invest every last dollar of his and with the new account, he used it to grow his client’s accounts. With all of the money he was making with the new investment he kept buying accounts and assets. 

Now, Benson is the founder of Assistagram, an Instagram growth, and marketing agency with an incredible network of 220 million followers. They specialize in the growth of Instagram accounts. He is currently working with some of the most famous brands and celebrities in the world: everyone from Ritz Carlton, Russell Brunson, etc. Benson also specializes in Instagram campaigns that are able to reach millions of people worldwide. He works with Tourism Boards and brings over destination influencers to different countries to create the most amazing content to share it and make that content go viral, which results in lots of exposure, growth and new customers. 

In the past 3 years, Benson has received over 500 completely free nights at the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts. Luxury brands definitely see the ROI when it comes to Benson. Thousands of influencers, celebrities, and brands trust Benson with their campaigns and Instagram accounts because of the amazing results he is able to deliver in such a short amount of time. Benson is currently one of the best Instagram growth and marketing entrepreneurs in the world.

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How To Boost Your Confidence At Any Moment With Bogdan Rosu

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Many kids grow up with low self-esteem and low self-confidence. There are numerous reasons why kids have these doubts built up in their minds. Sometimes it can come from having distant parents or even from not having any friends at school. As time goes by they learn to be more confident, but some of those kids grow up and never really find the confidence that is deep down inside of them. Even some adults never find their confidence and it can also be caused by various reasons or experiences throughout their life, but the only thing that matters is that they get the help they need to restore their confidence. 

Growing up, Bogdan Rosu was one of many children who had low self-confidence and it was always on and off. Rosu was from a small town in Romania in Eastern Europe. He had no friends at school which really hurt him mentally because all he wanted was friends and for people to like him. Finally, at one point he decided to stop trying so hard to make people like him and something unexpected happened, he made a few friends.

He realized that if you don’t try so hard and be yourself then people will naturally gravitate towards you. Everything seemed to be going well after that up until he hit college. Once he went to college he lost all confidence and started overthinking everything. The new environment was such a huge shift for him that he just lost all of his confidence because he didn’t know what all the new people around him would think of him.  

He knew he needed help once again and started reading Personal Development books. That is when he realized that with all of his years of experience in Martial Arts he could create a Personal Development Program through Martial Arts. Rosu saw the many principles in Martial Arts that were also in Personal Development books and courses.

He began to see how similar the two actually were so that is why he was able to create a very unique Martial Arts program that not only helps others learn Martial Arts but to also help them become mentally strong and gain self-confidence. He was able to help thousands of people train while gaining they gained self-confidence. Through his book, e-books, courses, programs, and seminars he has helped thousands of people become their strongest and most self-confident version of themselves. 

Now, Rosu mainly focuses on helping people gain confidence through his YouTube channel and his online coaching program. He is able to help others overcome the one thing that he struggled with his whole life and his success rates are incredible. He is also one of the best Confidence Coaches in the world and he is also an Author, Public Speaker, and YouTuber. He is an inspiration to many young entrepreneurs and his story shows that no matter where you come from you can create your own tools to become successful. Now individuals don’t have to struggle with low self-confidence anymore, they can go out and get help so that they can live a full and happy life.

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Who is Ryan Scribner?

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Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ryan Scribner. Ryan is a massive YouTuber, who creates content centered around investing. He also has a very popular investing blog, called InvestingSimple. We talk about how he got started, how to invest, and much more.

  • Hey Ryan, tell us your name and a little bit about yourself

Ryan Scribner, I was born and raised in Upstate NY. Outside of my business, I really enjoy reading. I am also a huge fan of coffee shops and bourbon. If I am not working, I am usually reading at a coffee shop, outdoors or spending time with family/ I do a fair amount of traveling as well. I’m pretty much the first one in my family to do something other than the traditional 9 to 5.

  • How did you get started in personal finance?

My dad is a financial advisor and my uncle is an accountant, so it pretty much runs in my family. When I was working at my old job, I was making great money. I had a surplus income of about $1,500 per month that I was investing on my own. I decided to start documenting my investments on YouTube, and that is how my channel started 

  • What did you do before your current profession? 

I worked in the past due to bill collection department for the power utility in my area. I actually have an associate’s degree in electrical construction and maintenance. I got this degree to make money, it was not something I was passionate about. 

  • What are your 3 core values?

First would be being present with myself and others as often as possible

Second would be to understand the fact that you have no idea how long you will be here on earth, so you need to live now and not when you are 65+

The third is about integrity, you always need to be true to yourself, I would rather be rejected for who I am than accepted for who I am not

  • What would you say is your passion?

In a business sense, it would be finding opportunities missed by others and building systems that run 24/7, eliminating your active involvement with making money

  • What advice would you give someone looking to grow an audience on Youtube? 

The best advice I have is to serve a specific market or niche, you don’t want to be a generic channel, it is almost impossible to grow as a catch-all channel these days, you need to get specific

  • What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned along your journey?

Money is not the end all be all, after earning in excess of $10,000 a month it has little to no impact on your overall happiness, true happiness and fulfillment has come to me by helping others and exploring my own interests, since I don’t have to work 40 hours a week I can travel, try different things, meditate, and ultimately learn more about myself, unfortunately most people never have time to think about or figure out who they are 

  • What advice would you give someone just getting started with entrepreneurship? 

Learn how to say no early on, because time vampires are everywhere. Get clear on what it is that you are doing and say no to all the BS. Say no to meetings, ignore texts, ignore emails, throw away business cards. It sounds harsh but 90% of these interactions are going to be time-wasters for you.

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