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It Matters What People Think, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO147

It’s popular today to go around saying, “I’m gonna be me. And I give zero f*cks what anyone thinks about it.” While we should not be enslaved to other people’s opinions, Andy Frisella says that what other people think about you matters. People are going to judge what kind of person you are by how you treat people and what you put out on social media. If you don’t take that seriously, you’re in trouble. Opportunity comes from other people–and how other people perceive you is huge. If you struggle with how to connect with people and build relationships that lead to opportunity, The MFCEO shares a tool in this episode that will help you!

The Support Expectation, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO146

Too many people complain that their friends and family aren’t supporting their business. Here’s the reality: you’re going to need way more than the support of your friends and family to be successful. Plus, your friends and family aren’t obligated to support you. When it comes to the real world of business, they owe you nothing. It’s your job to provide a quality product or service that everyone would want to support. And it’s your job to sell them on that quality product or service. But above all, you have to think of support in terms of a bank account. Don’t constantly ask other people to make withdraws on your behalf. You want to be the guy who make more deposits in other people’s accounts.

How to Make The Clock Your Bitch (Time Mastery), with Andy Frisella – MFCEO145

How do you suck the marrow from every 24-hour period you live and work on this Earth? Is there a difference between working hard throughout the day and making the day work hard for you? In this episode of The MFCEO Project, Andy Frisella shares his tips and tricks for moving beyond time management to time mastery. Other people may have more brains, talent, or money. But everyone has the same amount of time in their day. To be successful, we have to learn how to make that time count.

Stop the Show, Start the Work, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO144

A chronic problem with the world of entrepreneurialism right now is the ubiquitous presence of “hustlers” who are showing the world their “baller” lifestyle. The problem is, they are just showing it. They aren’t really living it; because they haven’t done the hard work necessary to experience it. The reality is, people like the show and the style, but they’ve never developed the substance required for success. The MFCEO says: you can’t fake it. You won’t become an authentic success without taking the hard road and doing the hard work.

How to Manage Cash Flow, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO143

One of the common killers of inexperienced entrepreneurs is not knowing how to manage your cash flow. In this episode, Andy Frisella talks through the typical mistakes that he himself has made and the lessons he’s learned from doing business for almost two decades. From not paying your invoices before they are due to finding innovative ways to generate cash, The MFCEO’s advice will help any entrepreneur and any business avoid a cash flow crisis.

Power Through Frustration, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO142

When you begin a new project or venture, you are extremely excited. But as the days pass, it becomes harder and harder to sustain enthusiasm. Things become monotonous. You become frustrated. You wonder: what is wrong with me? Answer: nothing. That’s normal. But the reality is, when the excitement wears off, most people quit. That’s too bad, the MFCEO says, because if you push through the excruciatingly hard times, it gets easier. It’s gets more satisfying. It’s gets awesome.

Discipline Is The Difference, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO140

What really matters when it comes down to being successful? It’s not motivation. It’s discipline. Anybody can give 100 percent at the gym when they feel like it. Anybody can do the work they need to do when they feel like it. But it is the people who are completely unmotivated and even repulsed by the thought of hitting the gym or doing the work – and do it anyway! – that are the ones who truly dominate in everything they do.

How to Integrate Subject Matter Expertise and Sales, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO139

When it comes to sales, you can’t settle for mastering product knowledge.That’s too myopic. You have to broaden your approach to include a comprehensive knowledge and expertise, not just of a particular product, but of the whole industry or field of which your product is one part. As Andy Frisella says, you have to be “the guy.” You yourself have to be a holistic resource for your customer. Those who do that will reap benefits for your brand and bottom line.

Your Sacrifice Is Normal, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO138

You think you’re making a sacrifice in the pursuit of your dream? You think you are giving up so much as you work to build your business? Andy Frisella says that you need to radically readjust your thinking on the matter. Pain and struggle and sacrifice are a normal part of achievement. You aren’t doing anything that anyone who has ever achieved greatness hasn’t done. You need to understand that. You need to quit your bitching and get work done.

Paint a Picture, Cast a Vision, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO137

What do you do when you have a business partner who can’t get his head in the game? What do you do when you can’t seem to motivate the other stakeholders in your business venture? In this episode, The MFCEO drops some truth bombs about the responsibility that every entrepreneur has to “paint the picture” that will cast a compelling vision that will motivate your team and create a winning culture.

Kill! Kill! Kill!: What My Dad Taught Me About Competition, Excellence, and Success

My dad wanted us to be aggressive. My dad knew that life is hard, and that in order to succeed in anything, you have to develop a mindset and personal conduct that is serious as blood and tough as mother fucking nails. He knew that success requires a killer competitive attitude and an unparalleled will to win. Developing a competitive mindset and character is a necessity of being successful. It doesn’t mean you focus on other people’s losses. It means you have the will to be the best no matter what you’re doing in life, whether you work on the Stock Market trading floor—or you’re just sweeping it.

Create Value, Create Opportunity, with Andy Frisella – MFCEO136

What do you have to do to impress Andy Frisella so much he gives you his phone number? Joe and Mike Maki of Brokkr Wood and Metal Working pulled it off. How? By creating a product of amazing value and coordinating a surprise delivery to The MFCEO – who was blown away. In this episode, Andy talks to the Maki Brothers and breaks down his thoughts on building something of value, taking initiative, and doing the work necessary to open up amazing opportunities for yourself.