Motivation Minute

by Spencer Harro and Jeriah Miller

Motivation Minute
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 25
  • Last: 9 Mar 2018
Two aspiring entrepreneurs discuss business ideas and practical personal development tips. Show hosts: Spencer Harro (Baltimore, MD), a recent electrical engineering grad. Jeriah Miller (Libby, MT), a self-taught entrepreneur and filmmaker.

Episodes (25)

  • How to Create Something From Nothing
    How to Create Something From Nothing
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    Published: 9 Mar 2018 Duration: 28:03
    Zero to One (Peter Thiel) - Progress is both horizontal (scaling from 1 → n) and vertical (going from 0 → 1) - Home in on the very important truth that very few people agree with you on - Not all monopolies are harmful - as long as they ... Read more →
    Zero to One (Peter Thiel) - Progress is both horizontal (scaling from 1 → n) and vertical (going from 0 → 1) - Home in on the very important truth that very few people agree with you on - Not all monopolies are harmful - as long as they ... Read more →

  • Profit Myths Debunked - And What is Profit Really?
    Profit Myths Debunked - And What is Profit Really?
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    Published: 2 Mar 2018 Duration: 30:24
    - Profit rarely just happens to you.  Make a habit of setting it aside consistently (even just 1%) - Profit is for you.  Not the business.  Don’t always reinvest your profits in the business. - Prioritizing profit first forces you to fin... Read more →
    - Profit rarely just happens to you.  Make a habit of setting it aside consistently (even just 1%) - Profit is for you.  Not the business.  Don’t always reinvest your profits in the business. - Prioritizing profit first forces you to fin... Read more →

  • 022 - Fooled By Randomness
    022 - Fooled By Randomness
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    Published: 23 Feb 2018 Duration: 26:51
    - Luck can be one of the least understood random forces in our life - Rare events are always unexpected. The longer until we see them, the more overconfidence we develop - Looking long-term helps zoom out of the variabilities and stress... Read more →
    - Luck can be one of the least understood random forces in our life - Rare events are always unexpected. The longer until we see them, the more overconfidence we develop - Looking long-term helps zoom out of the variabilities and stress... Read more →

  • 021 - The Power of Habit
    021 - The Power of Habit
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    Published: 16 Feb 2018 Duration: 30:07
    - Habits are a 3-part cycle: Cue, Routine, and Reward - Habits emerge without our permission but are able to be changed - You don’t always have to completely drop bad habits. Just adapt them for positive purposes. The Power of Habit (Ch... Read more →
    - Habits are a 3-part cycle: Cue, Routine, and Reward - Habits emerge without our permission but are able to be changed - You don’t always have to completely drop bad habits. Just adapt them for positive purposes. The Power of Habit (Ch... Read more →

  • 020 - Rework (with Andrew Smith from ProRustics)
    020 - Rework (with Andrew Smith from ProRustics)
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    Published: 8 Feb 2018 Duration: 42:11
    Planning is always guessing.  Focus on a simplistic short-term plan for huge long-term results “Scratch your own itch”.  Build a product that you are motivated to use There will always be doubters and haters of your idea.  Stick to non-neg... Read more →
    Planning is always guessing.  Focus on a simplistic short-term plan for huge long-term results “Scratch your own itch”.  Build a product that you are motivated to use There will always be doubters and haters of your idea.  Stick to non-neg... Read more →

  • 019 - Give and Take
    019 - Give and Take
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    Published: 2 Feb 2018 Duration: 33:28
    - Unconditionally adding value to others can be the key to becoming a successful giver - Successful givers are prestige-focused, practicing “powerless communication” - Motivation is the #1 factor of success, often outweighing hard work a... Read more →
    - Unconditionally adding value to others can be the key to becoming a successful giver - Successful givers are prestige-focused, practicing “powerless communication” - Motivation is the #1 factor of success, often outweighing hard work a... Read more →

  • 018 - Tribes - The New Leadership Paradigm
    018 - Tribes - The New Leadership Paradigm
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    Published: 26 Jan 2018 Duration: 44:17
    - Key elements of today’s tribes are leaders, followers, and common ideas. - Great leaders go beyond managing resources. They create change you believe in. - By the time you think culture is ready for your innovation - you’re almost too... Read more →
    - Key elements of today’s tribes are leaders, followers, and common ideas. - Great leaders go beyond managing resources. They create change you believe in. - By the time you think culture is ready for your innovation - you’re almost too... Read more →

  • 017 - The Richest Man in Babylon
    017 - The Richest Man in Babylon
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    Published: 21 Jan 2018 Duration: 47:59
    - 3 keys to financial success - thrift, wealth, planning - Smaller/consistent monetary gains beat get-rich-quick schemes - Time can be one of the greatest money multipliers for those who start early Retirement savings calculator - https:... Read more →
    - 3 keys to financial success - thrift, wealth, planning - Smaller/consistent monetary gains beat get-rich-quick schemes - Time can be one of the greatest money multipliers for those who start early Retirement savings calculator - https:... Read more →

  • 016 - The Signal and the Noise
    016 - The Signal and the Noise
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    Published: 3 Jan 2018 Duration: 44:33
    - The signal is the truth. Noise is anything that distracts from it - Successful predictions synthesize seemingly insignificant, disconnected ideas - Data is not the only factor driving forecasts. Accuracy, honesty, economics, and othe... Read more →
    - The signal is the truth. Noise is anything that distracts from it - Successful predictions synthesize seemingly insignificant, disconnected ideas - Data is not the only factor driving forecasts. Accuracy, honesty, economics, and othe... Read more →

  • 015 - Steve Jobs
    015 - Steve Jobs
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    Published: 24 Dec 2017 Duration: 48:44
    - Steve Jobs in three words: Intense. Binary. Perfectionist. - Apple innovated game-changing products - from the iPod and iTunes to the iPhone and Mac - Simplistic and highly functional design meshed with intentional hardware and soft... Read more →
    - Steve Jobs in three words: Intense. Binary. Perfectionist. - Apple innovated game-changing products - from the iPod and iTunes to the iPhone and Mac - Simplistic and highly functional design meshed with intentional hardware and soft... Read more →

  • 014 - The Slight Edge - How to Get Ahead by Slowing Down
    014 - The Slight Edge - How to Get Ahead by Slowing Down
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    Published: 15 Dec 2017 Duration: 51:56
    Key Takeaways - Success is not a random accident - Learn to trust the process over the end product - The cumulative benefit of a slight edge life far outweighs any single effort The Slight Edge (Jeff Olson) - http://amzn.to/2AyKVAx
    Key Takeaways - Success is not a random accident - Learn to trust the process over the end product - The cumulative benefit of a slight edge life far outweighs any single effort The Slight Edge (Jeff Olson) - http://amzn.to/2AyKVAx

  • 013 - The E-Myth Revisited
    013 - The E-Myth Revisited
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    Published: 7 Dec 2017 Duration: 43:15
    Key Points - Technical experience is a weak indicator of business strength - Focus on working on your business as opposed to in it - Prototype your processes. Drive your business towards a clone-able model. The E-Myth Revisited (Michael... Read more →
    Key Points - Technical experience is a weak indicator of business strength - Focus on working on your business as opposed to in it - Prototype your processes. Drive your business towards a clone-able model. The E-Myth Revisited (Michael... Read more →

  • 012 - How to Win Friends and Influence People
    012 - How to Win Friends and Influence People
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    Published: 1 Dec 2017 Duration: 39:33
    Key Points - People thrive on praise - use it strategically before correction - Be careful to value others above yourself - Quickly admit your faults while minimizing corrections directed at others How to Win Friends and Influence People... Read more →
    Key Points - People thrive on praise - use it strategically before correction - Be careful to value others above yourself - Quickly admit your faults while minimizing corrections directed at others How to Win Friends and Influence People... Read more →

  • 011 - Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
    011 - Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
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    Published: 18 Nov 2017 Duration: 47:21
    Key Takeaways - If you don’t prioritize your life someone else will - Less is more - prioritize only the top 10% of your life’s important activities - Intentionally add 50% buffer time and opt to under-promise while over-delivering Esse... Read more →
    Key Takeaways - If you don’t prioritize your life someone else will - Less is more - prioritize only the top 10% of your life’s important activities - Intentionally add 50% buffer time and opt to under-promise while over-delivering Esse... Read more →

  • 010 - The 4-Hour Workweek
    010 - The 4-Hour Workweek
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    Published: 11 Nov 2017 Duration: 44:20
    Key Points - Success is dependent on how well you can challenge the status quo - Business is not a virtue - in fact, it indicates laziness - Structure your “information diet” with a selectively ignorant approach #1 Takeaway - Emphasize q... Read more →
    Key Points - Success is dependent on how well you can challenge the status quo - Business is not a virtue - in fact, it indicates laziness - Structure your “information diet” with a selectively ignorant approach #1 Takeaway - Emphasize q... Read more →

  • 009 - The Happiness Hypothesis
    009 - The Happiness Hypothesis
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    Published: 2 Nov 2017 Duration: 51:40
    009 - The Happiness Hypothesis Key Points - Happiness depends on your joy baseline, voluntary activities, and life conditions - Seek virtues instead of modern shortcuts to happiness - Spirituality elevates happiness by providing life a ... Read more →
    009 - The Happiness Hypothesis Key Points - Happiness depends on your joy baseline, voluntary activities, and life conditions - Seek virtues instead of modern shortcuts to happiness - Spirituality elevates happiness by providing life a ... Read more →

  • 008 - Never Eat Alone
    008 - Never Eat Alone
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    Published: 28 Oct 2017 Duration: 29:20
    008 - Never Eat Alone Key Points Build your network before you need it Strive to personally add value to each relationship Consistently follow up to reap the greatest network benefits   #1 Takeaway: Ideal networking prioritizes making oth... Read more →
    008 - Never Eat Alone Key Points Build your network before you need it Strive to personally add value to each relationship Consistently follow up to reap the greatest network benefits   #1 Takeaway: Ideal networking prioritizes making oth... Read more →

  • 007 - Should You Go to College?
    007 - Should You Go to College?
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    Published: 24 Oct 2017 Duration: 17:14
    This episode evaluates the question "Should You Go to College?" from two viewpoints.  Jeriah - an entrepreneur without college background.  Spencer - an engineer with a bachelor's degree.   This was recorded as an episode and a video.  The ... Read more →
    This episode evaluates the question "Should You Go to College?" from two viewpoints.  Jeriah - an entrepreneur without college background.  Spencer - an engineer with a bachelor's degree.   This was recorded as an episode and a video.  The ... Read more →

  • 006 - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    006 - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
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    Published: 4 Oct 2017 Duration: 40:16
    Key Points - Start by developing habits that enable personal victory - Achieve public victory by focusing on teamwork strategies - Intentionally pursue balanced self-renewal to improve effectiveness #1 Takeaway: Focus on the highly impor... Read more →
    Key Points - Start by developing habits that enable personal victory - Achieve public victory by focusing on teamwork strategies - Intentionally pursue balanced self-renewal to improve effectiveness #1 Takeaway: Focus on the highly impor... Read more →

  • 005 - Outliers - Is Success Luck or Hard Work?
    005 - Outliers - Is Success Luck or Hard Work?
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    Published: 29 Sep 2017 Duration: 35:41
    Key Points: Outliers are individuals with far above-average talents Becoming an outlier requires tremendous dedication - over 10,000 hours of hard work External factors (current events, ethnicity, family wealth levels, societal norms) also... Read more →
    Key Points: Outliers are individuals with far above-average talents Becoming an outlier requires tremendous dedication - over 10,000 hours of hard work External factors (current events, ethnicity, family wealth levels, societal norms) also... Read more →

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