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UE Podcast E10 – How to Be an Eternal Learner with Andy McCloy

Andy McCloy is Founder/CEO of Body Creations, Inc. and dropped in with the Urban Engine podcast team to discuss how to become an eternal learner as well as how to evolve and change yourself and your business as the market evolves.

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The below notes capture some of the specific tactics described on the podcast and links to media referenced on this episode:

Episode 11 Show Notes

  • Suggestion from Andy – After a period of reading or learning make a video or audio recording of yourself discussing the biggest takeaway you had from the learning period to help internalize the lessons.
  • Never Lose A Customer Again – Joey Coleman
  • “A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats” – President John F. Kennedy
  • “Being an entrepreneur is like jumping out of an airplane and trying to build another airplane on the way down” – Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn & Paypal Founder
  • Tactic – Avoiding looking at your phone or computer except to start a podcast or take some specific, productive action.
  • Deep Work – Cal Newport
  • Dean Jackson video
  • Pomodoro Method of Time Blocking
  • The best way to learn something is to make yourself teach it to someone else – Andy

Urban Engine Podcast Episode 7 – Brandon Kruse on Competition & More

Brandon Kruse is Founder/CEO of CommentSold and dropped in with the Urban Engine podcast team to discuss how to manage relationships in entrepreneurship, thinking about competitors, the power of an abundance mindset, and his favorite downtime hobby at Huntsville West.

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Media Referenced:


The 5 Love Languages – Gary Chapman

Throwback video of Cotton Row Run with winner looking over his shoulder

Crushing It – Gary Vaynerchuk

“When you look at your competitors, remember that everything looks perfect at a distance. Even the planet Earth, if you get far enough into space, looks like a peaceful place.” Bob Parsons, My 16 Rules (Blog Post)

Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out – Marc Ecko

Onward: How Starbucks Fought For Its Life Without Losing Its Soul – Howard Schultz

Brandon Kruse

“More organizations die of indigestion than starvation” – David Packard, Hewlett Packard

Essentialism – Gary McKeown

The Power of No – James Altucher

The Lean Startup – Eric Ries

“The biggest thing we see is that (the boutiques) aren’t competing with each other. We see, across the platform, we have millions of people who have used CommentSold as a consumer and we have hardly anyone that is shared between multiple customers… The market is massive and huge, but, I think we way undervalue the allegiance that people have to other people.” – Brandon Kruse

Rocket Fuel – Gino Wickman and Mark Winters

Crossing The Chasm – Geoffrey A. Moore

54:00 Brandon mentions weighting customer reviews by success, he later shared that this idea came from Ray Dalio’s book Principles. You can see Ray explain the idea in this TED Talk video.