“Being miserable and in debt is one of the greatest forces of all time!” – Tommy Griffith
Tommy Griffith has been doing search engine optimization for more than 10 years. He previously managed SEO at PayPal and Airbnb, and now runs ClickMinded, a digital marketing training platform for marketers and entrepreneurs.
Tommy started ClickMinded as a side project while working full-time at Airbnb. He grew it until it started generating more revenue than his annual salary. Two years ago, he quit Airbnb to go full-time on it and ran into a number of problems in trying to grow the business from there.
Selected Links From The Episode:
Connect with Tommy Griffith of Click Minded:
The Digital Marketing Strategy Guide by Clickminded.com
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
Reinventing How We Teach Our Kids by Peter Diamandis
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success by Carol Dweck
Inside Elon Musk’s Ad Astra School – Fortune.com
Udemy – Online Courses
“Burn The Boat – Going All-In On A Side Project” by Tommy’s Article
“The Inspirational Power Of Action” by Jared Paul
8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Send Your Kids To College – Capable Wealth Blog
“I Will Teach You To Be Rich” by Ramit Sethi
(1:50) -Tommy discusses some difficult trips during his travels
(4:13) – Tommy’s journey through corporate world and into entrepreneurship
(5:52) – The first digital product Tommy created. An eBook on how to start a Fraternity.
(8:25) – The origins of Click Minded
(12:45) – How Tommy got himself into debt after college
(26:46) – Tommy talks about the early stages of Click Minded
(28:05) – Why your friends and family can be the worst thing for you when starting a business.
(32:07) – How leaving the country while starting a business can be a great financial hack.
(35:00) – The first way Tommy ever earned money.
(38:28) – Tommy’s worst financial mistake
(39:55) – Tommy’s definition of success
(44:44) – Tommy’s views on the modern-day educational system, specifically, graduate level education.
(53:33) – What’s next for Click Minded
(54:40) – How Tommy uses a mastermind group to talk openly with about his business, and why he highly recommends this.
(56:58) – Why Tommy believes it’s more important to pursue something you are passionate about than to pick an industry or market just because it’s thriving.
(1:01:04) – Tommy’s advice for success
(1:07:05) – Personal finance advice Tommy loves
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