Hustle Con 2016 Review – Margins Matter, Free Fruit and Tuxedos in 1974


David Bladow, a co-founder of Bloomthat opened Hustle Con 2016.

He talked about how the flower delivery service launched, got funded and the moment he realized they only had four months of cash left. BloomThat was operating in too many markets and burning $550k per month. They simplified and reduced their burn rate to $15k per month.

He ended his talk with something like…

“What we discovered is that gross margins matter”

Well duh dude!!!!!!

Going into Hustle Con, I had really high expectations for the event. Entrepreneurs I know who went last year had very positive feedback, the speaker lineup was incredible, and the tagline “Startup tactics for non-techies” was practically written for me.

But the “Startup tactics for non-techies” never manifested.

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F*ck You Money and Intense Focus with WSOP Champion Martin Jacobson (BWB:006)

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Martin is a multi-millionaire, WSOP winner, Natural Stacks champion, and former chef so it was awesome getting a chance to talk with him for this week’s episode of BizWithBen!

It took a bit to break some things down, but I think the discussion gets really interesting when we start discussing motivation after hitting “fuck you money” status and how relationships can change after you hit a liquidity event like winning the WSOP.

BizWithBen 006 – Martin Jacobson

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Muay Thai, Scuba Diving, and Passive Income 10 Different ways with Johnny FD (BWB:005)

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After being laid off in 2008 doing money managment Johnny FD has had an interesting time since to say the least..  He spent 4 years in Thailand doing scuba diving and muay thai making $600 per month. After discovering drop shipping our boy Johnny has passive income out the wazoo.  (You can see his monthly income report for yourself.)

Between 2 Kindle books, 2 dropship stores, a bunch of affiliate income sources, a couple courses on Udemy and a YouTube channel that brings in ads, it comes out to about 10 income sources.
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Going All In, Flippin’ Stuff on Ebay and The Best Women’s Shirt Ever with Jeremy @ Tradlands (BWB:004)


Many thanks to Jeremy from Tradlands for coming on the show and sharing some insight on what it takes to ditch the 9-5 and the hardships you’re going to more than likely encounter on your journey to financial freedom and starting an online business.

Between crashing with friends and family, flipping gadgets on Ebay for cash, to seeking advice from mentors, Jeremy gives us some incredible pieces of advice that you’re not going to want to miss.


From the @tradlands instagram page

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The Secret to Building Profitable Online Businesses + Free $100k Biz Idea (Seriously Steal It)


Hard work will get you a professorship or a BMW. You need both work and luck for a Booker, a Nobel or a private jet.  – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Let’s first get this out of the way… anyone can be an entrepreneur.

Just look at most of the successful entrepreneurs that you know or follow. Are they the smartest / brightest / most-qualified people that you know? I doubt it. You probably think that they’re a litte weird.

Here’s the truth:

If you work hard, one day you will run a profitable online business.

Yes, it is that simple.

Does that mean it’s easy?

Absolutely not, but the most reliable factor for success in entrepreneurship is hard work.

And this is exactly where most millennials interested in starting an online business fail. They’ve already been brainwashed by posts about billion dollar startup exits, over-night app store millionaires or couples who ditch their jobs to travel, blog and instagram food.

Now that’s not to say there are not numerous opportunities to get rich quick or that instances of this happening are even rare, however it usually only occurs to individuals who have been spending days, months and years of learning, working, failing and scaling.


If your mindset is already focused on the end, you’ll never complete the journey.

I’ve been a member of the DynamiteCircle, an international entrepreneurship group, since the end of 2011. The group really started with a focus on coconut cash / lifestyle optimization, but since then has scaled up massively!

Some of the members got their start interning and working for other online companies before ending up launching projects like Minaal, The End of Jobs, WPCurve, Tradlands, and NaturalStacks!

It’s not surprising to me or anyone else in the group because everyone knows that if you work hard, one day you will run a profitable online business.

My good friend Nate may be the best example of this. For the past few years Nate has been grinding in Asia and working on like 100x business concepts all while still managing to live a kickass life doing kickass shit (see his Instagram).

Last year Nate jumped on the Amazon FBA bandwagon and started importing products from China to sell on Amazon. It wasn’t the first, second, third or eighteenth thing that he tried doing, but finally he found serious momentum with Amazon FBA. Now he is making a KILLING each month from selling (haha I’m not going to tell you).Continue Reading

Microdosing LSD for Performance with Raymond Tusk (anonymous) (BWB: 003)

Microdosing LSD for Performance with Raymond Tusk

Talked with my friend-to-remain anonymous about LSD Microdosing, the latest trend growing in popularity amongst high powered business players. We’ll refer to him as Raymond for the purposes of this episode.

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My friend Raymond has been trying something a bit new recently. Since the end of 2015, Raymond has been taking LSD in 1/10th of the usual dosage in order to accomplish more during this day. People like Tim Ferris have championed microdosing as a new way of optimizing your performance and He described the experience as a “sub-perceptable” feeling of winning and regardless of what you think about this, it’s impossible to deny that could have major implications.

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