Some of my favorite points from the podcast:
- Get your nut (whether it’s $20 million or not): Sam says he wanted to make enough money by 30 to not have to work again. Selling The Hustle to HubSpot got him there.
- Podcasting can feel like a job (but that can be a good thing): Though My First Million can feel like (and in many ways is) a casual conversation between Sam and Shaan, but they do deliberately work to improve as podcasters. Sam says the actual recording part is short, but he thinks about the podcast all the time outside of that. Some of the off the cuff jokes are workshopped a little bit. Whatever they’re doing, it’s working.
- Promote your things in the same media: Particularly with podcasts, it’s good to find ways to promote your podcasts on other podcasts. It’s hard to convert people across types of media.
- Why Sam is learning about real estate: Tech companies need to continuously innovate and can be at risk long term. But he wants to get into investing in things that he can pass on to future children.
- Read “How to Get Rich” and “Mastery”: To get very rich, you need to get very good at something. It’ll take some time, but it’s worth it.
- Sam’s two types of audiobooks: Nonfiction learning material are for his walks. Fiction books are for falling asleep to at night.
- Best recent purchase – one button camera setup: He spent a few thousand dollars to get a really good webcam and recording setup. One button and he’s ready to go.
- Morning routine: Wake up at 6:30 AM (no phones in the bedroom), get coffee and read for one hour while taking notes, go for an hour long walk, then work, eat at noon, then around 4 to 6ish he’ll start an intense workout.