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SaaS Growth Stacking - with Dan Martell

How do you end up in rehab for 11 months, discover computer programming, then build 5 tech startups, selling 3 and raising money for the last 2 in 15 years? Tune in each week and Dan Martell will teach you: How he got invited to spend a week with Richard Branson. How he ended up raising money from Mark Cuban. How to hack your productivity. How to focus your marketing efforts. How to get your big dreams funded. How to build, scale and sell your technology company without giving away the control to investors and financial stakeholders. The 3 disempowering “pick me, pick me” mentality that plagues startup founders.. and what you can do to avoid it and fund your startup. Tune in each week and get Dan’s deep-in-the-trenches experience as a father, serial entrepreneur, and investor. Do you want to fund, start, scale and sell your business? That’s the only question that matters here. If the answer is “yes”, then hit the SUBSCRIBE button and let’s make it happen.
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Sep 3, 2018

Exclusive Resource: Create Your Dream 100 List – Learn How to Identify The 100 People That Will Transform Your Life (Peers, Advisors & Mentors) - http://bit.ly/2y7oaR1

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“Why would they ever give me the time of day?”

“How could I possibly add value to their life?”

“How could I reach out without feeling needy, desperate, or an intrusion on their day?”

These are just a few of the excuses founders make for not reaching out to the game-changing mentor or advisor that could dramatically accelerate the growth of their business.

Instead of the “who” — they play it safer by focusing on the “how”.

It’s far easier to order the top 10 books on company culture off of Amazon than it is to personally reach out to the CEO or founder REFERENCED as the main case study in all those books.

Learning the “how” is great.

It’s a necessary part of your growth and learning as a founder.

But it’s an incremental, highly linearized “long game”… and unless it’s supplemented with the sheer magic of having the right mentor at the right time… you’re essentially giving up the possibility of any kind of exponential, hyper-accelerated growth.

I experienced this first-hand at Flowtown, where my co-founder Ethan got invited to attend the Summit Series — a gathering of some of the world’s most elite entrepreneurs.

After some resistance, Ethan finally went — and the contacts he made from that event alone helped Flowtown hit cashflow break-even.

Later on, Mark Cuban, who also came out of that “network” ended up investing in my next company, Clarity.fm.

Needless to say, I’m a huge believer in growing your network of mentors and advisors (and it’s why I’m so adamant about getting my coaching clients inside SaaS Academy to dial in their Dream 100.

But as a quick primer, I recorded this episode to show you the 4 fundamental questions you should be asking before building your “reach out” strategy.

At a high level, it comes down to these 4 questions:

1. What are your goals?
2. Who’s done this before (ideally in your city)?
3. How can you add value to this person?
4. How can you spend more time with them?

As I mentioned, I get the most resistance with #3.

Founders, especially in their early stages, have so much doubt about how they can add value to people much further along in the entrepreneurial journey.

I promise you it’s possible.

And in today’s episode I share a few specific things that you can do immediately to kick-start that process.

Give it a watch, and then let me know in the comments WHO you plan to reach out to — and what value you plan to offer. I’ll reply back with my feedback.

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Dan Martell has advised more startups than his hometown has people and teaches startup founders like you how to scale. He previously created, raised venture funding for and successfully exited two tech startups: Flowtown and Clarity.fm. You should follow him on twitter @danmartell for tweets that are actually awesome.

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