All In Podcast

65: Matt Wolfe Entrepreneur and Co-Host of the Hustle and Flowchart Podcast

Daniel Giordano

SUMMARY:

In this episode of the All-In Podcast Daniel introduces listeners to Matt Wolfe, an internet entrepreneur and cohost of the Hustle and Flowchart podcast. From lessons learned while working in his family’s shutter business to the passion for all things computing that drives his endless appetite for learning new things, Matt’s positivity reflects his life philosophy: It’s the going not the getting there that has to be good.

Matt shares with Daniel his podcast’s goals and his personal aspirations. He and his co-host Joe Fier are devoted to bringing a much-needed financial balance and sense of control into the lives of people trying to define what is success in life. Hint: It’s combination of bringing in dollars but also learning how to manage and spend sustainably for a stress-free lifestyle. As is so often the case, Matt’s entrepreneurial ventures have not been without challenges – stumbling blocks he shares as well as strategies for staying on track to goals. Among the tips and tricks these two podcasts share: The importance of learning to delegate and staying present in the moment.

KEY TOPICS:

  • Matt’s upbringing and influences on him while growing up in San Diego, including early learning experiences with his family’s shutter business.
  • Through self-education and experimentation, Matt has nurtured more than 20 businesses: e-commerce, info product sales, consulting, affiliate marketing.
  • First steps and challenges Matt (and his partner) encountered:
    • His initial blog from 2007-2009 peaked at income of $200 per month (and that was a business with two partners at the time!)
    • Going into credit card debt and relying on wives to fund early efforts and the inevitable ramp-up learning period.
  • What drives Matt and the reason he chose the internet market: A love of computing in general, video games and the excitement of online entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Marketing tools, engineering, innovation and all things computing genuinely excite Matt and his desire to learn more and more.
  • Matt’s current biggest business challenge: Delegation. He is constantly fighting the impulse to do everything himself because it’s quicker than taking the time to explain things to others.
  • Matt’s ultimate long-term goal is to have the most influential business podcast out there to “show the world that there’s an easier way to live.”
  • Biggest lesson for Matt over the past decade: It’s not a question of being happy when you get to x, y or z future point. Rather, he urges people to enjoy the journey and process of getting wherever you’re going.
  • Lifestyle – and living in the now – is a primary motivator behind Matt’s business philosophy.
  • The latest news out of Matt’s Hustle and Flowchart podcast as well as membership opportunities with Evergreen Profits and a new online class offering for aspiring podcasters to grow their audiences.

KEY QUOTES:

  • “It wasn’t until I went ‘all in’ and really focused on my internet business that I started to see some real growth.”
  • “I actually learned how to write my first code in grade school. I’ve always been in love with computers and learning how to do more and more with them.”
  • The tech-analytical-engineering mind has always been a big piece for me. I want to push things to the limit and figure out things people haven’t figured out how to do yet.”
  • “There’s a perception on social media where people are posting all their big wins but you’re not seeing all the big challenges, even though they are probably more frequent than the big wins.”
  • “I have a hard time letting go and that’s probably become a big bottleneck in our business, if I’m being honest.”
  • “We are just as motivated by simplifying things so that we have less expenses as we are by trying to grow the income as big as possible. We’re trying to find homeostasis.”
  • “Anyone who is an entrepreneur knows that you’re not going to be happy once you finally hit the goalpost you set for yourself. It’s just going to move.”
  • “If you’re not enjoying what you’re doing, who cares about the goal post?”

About Matt

Matt Wolfe is an American entrepreneur, podcaster, blogger, affiliate marketer, mastermind host, speaker, and author. He is best known for his podcast, Hustle and Flowchart, co-hosted with Joe Fier. Wolfe began his career in building WordPress websites and blogging in the San Diego area.

Further Info/Contacts:

Websites:

www.hustleandflowchart.com

www.evergreenprofits.com

@LinkedIn

@Twitter

About the All In Podcast Show:

The All-In Podcast Show presents top Entrepreneurs, Innovators and World Changers willing to share their breakthrough moments and how they are changing the world. Focused on being “All-In” on the four areas of life: faith, family, finances, and health, host Daniel Giordano invites mentors who exemplify balance and a commitment to building a bold life of excellence.

Previous Episodes: https://danielgiordano.com/podcast/

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