FF 024 - The Only Marketing You'll Need, Coaching Calls, Indian Slum Weddings, and Breaking Your Routine


Hello from Goa, India!

I will be launching a new FREE (for a limited time) online course called: From Dropout to Entrepreneur - How to Find a Profitable Idea and Work on Your Side-Business Without Quitting Your Day Job, in about a month; if you're interested sign-up here.

Welcome to the 24th Edition of FRIDAY FAVORITES!

Check out this week's list of things I've learned, how I've implemented them, and what I'm enjoying or pondering.

If you're also on the adventurous pursuit of smart passive income it'll come in handy 😉.

All the best,
- Adrien
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P.P.S: Don't know who I am? Look at this.

OkDork by Noah Kagan

OkDork by Noah Kagan

Noah Kagan is one of my all-time favorite mentors. If you don't know the former #30 employee at Facebook / former founder & CEO of Mint.com, I'd encourage you to check out his YouTube channel, it's hilarious, engaging, and filled with extremely valuable and actionable content.

Last week I didn't mention Quant-Based Marketing. It's the only kind of marketing I do and it's the only kind you should use too.

When traveling, it's tough to find time for consulting calls, but I'm also meeting really interesting people from all over the place.  This kind of travel has been exposing me to new kinds of entrepreneurs as well as new business opportunities almost everywhere I look.

If you're just dying to start your own business, first sign-up for my free course on how to find your profitable idea and start your side-business, then move to a developing country and just take notes of all the areas you could help improve. It's staggering. If I wasn't busy enough already I would've started multiple businesses here already. 

If you're in a developing country, got the know-how, are driven, and want to help people, I'd be happy to talk partnerships. Just email me at adrien@echostudio.co

3. What I Am Enjoying: Being dragged into an Indian wedding in the Dharavi Slum, the sleeper train from Mumbai to Goa, and meeting new friends!

Sleeper train

New amigos

The India guy is Shibby. He'll be the next best comedian. To his right is Ricardo. He makes good pasta... and was probably a part of the Sicilian mafia.  To his right is Raphaël. An extremely talented artistic photographer, a great friend, and also a superb client of mine.

4. What I Have Learned / Applied: Breaking your routine routinely is always a good thing (for me)

Sintra, Portugal

I've talked about line breaks before (listen to episode 1 of Echo Radio), but here what I mean is forcing yourself to travel away from comfortable day-to-day routines and systems. 

Not only does it force you to re-evaluate everything you're doing, but it also forces you to implement new automated systems to take care of all the things you no longer have the time/will to do on a daily basis.  No matter what, if you force yourself to take a trip longer than two months and still work, you're going to come up with new more effective/efficient ways of doing things and they will exist even after you get back from your travels.

It's a great way to force the optimization of your existing operations. Why not have your cake AND eat it too?

5. Thought(s) I Am Pondering:

What can I eliminate, outsource, or automate?

Thanks for reading, have an awesome weekend! 😁

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