The Hustle And Flowchart Podcast

Every week we have conversations with the most successful people in our network. We learn their stories and the lessons learned before diving in and getting the real "meat." Every single show has actionable takeaways that listeners can implement in their own life or business. We focus on topics around traffic, brand awareness, wealth growth, podcasting, marketing automation, mindset, lifestyle, and business systematization but have been known to go pretty "off script" from time to time to discuss a wide variety of topics to help people improve their lives. We describe our show as "A Life Improvement Podcasting Masquerading As A Business Podcast."
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Jun 26, 2018

What does an engineer, a thriving done for you, “get you featured on a  podcast service,” and performing on the largest virtual stage all have in common?  These are just some of the topics Tom Schwab answers today on the podcast.

Tom jumps head first into the plethora of benefits any online business owner can enjoy by being featured on podcasts. Find out the very model Tom and his crew of 18 at The Interview Valet use to help blossoming online business owners escape the trap of being obscure.

All of Tom’s experts tips on how to raise your awareness in the eyes of your intended audience through podcast appearances are in here. In truth, the action steps you need to take may be much easier than you think.

If you want to spread your virtual wings and “be discovered” for what you’ve got to offer, this is by far one of the easiest ways to do it. And, if Tom’s advice resonated with you, be sure to check out podcast strategy from Jonathan Rivera and Matt’s advice on connecting to anyone through a podcast.

"Content is king, but contact is God.”  - Tom Schwab

Some Topics We Discussed Include:

  • How “wasted time” turned an engineer into a budding entrepreneur
  • What you get when you help people switch their focus to doing the stuff they love and stop them from doing the things they loathe
  • Matt & Joe go super sleuth to determine if their podcasts guests are good fits
  • Tom tells us if you’re going to lie to tell him this…
  • If you think you’re going to do this to reach your clients and Apple can’t even do it, think again!
  • The simplest way to have people gladly give you money for your products and services
  • What “whales” don’t do...Additionally, where “big fish” don’t swim
  • Why you should always allow people to speak directly to “The Wizard” (aka-you)
  • If you’re sitting next to Matt and Joe in a restaurant, remember, voices carry
  • This is the best ROI of your time for any entrepreneur
  • What is the Dorie Clark strategy and why should you care about it?
  • Is there a new book titled, Serve, Serve, Ask! in Tom’s future?
  • What to do before reaching out to influencers to become a guest on their podcasts
  • Never do this as a guest on a podcast because the host will definitely do it for you if you nail the “before you reach out” tasks...
  • These three ingredients are the perfect recipe for follow-up as a podcast guest

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Jun 21, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered if it was time to just get out there on a new path with a business model to see if it’s Grammy worthy or a straight to the rental rack kind of gig, Mike Matuz is the guy to enlighten you.

Mike’s sole mission is to help anyone with a great business idea to succeed. He lends his 5 years of experience going from a new gym owner carrying debt to being fully self-funded as a prime example of what tuning in to business disruption can do for anyone who’s ready to get into action.  

Now Mike’s journey is to coach and mentor others who want to reinvent themselves as they bring new solutions to antiquated markets and test the waters before they jump with both feet into the entrepreneurial pool.

Today you’ll hear plenty of passion from these three guys as they discuss curation over creation, why being a consumer can make you a great producer, and how to spot a business disruption from a mile away.  If Mike’s wisdom gets you thinking outside the box, be sure to check out our recent episodes with Josh Bartlett and Aaron Fletcher to keep you moving towards your own corner of the “be your own boss” universe.


It’s human evolution. You’re not meant to spend 80 hours a week under fluorescent lights in a cubicle...Money gives you options.”  - Mike Matuz


Some Topics We Discussed Include:

  • What kind of bromance brews in the water at an  Aaron Fletcher mastermind?
  • How ADD is an asset for an entrepreneur
  • When is the best time to fail forward?
  • Four steps to help you determine  if you want in on a business venture
  • Do we smell a SAAS in Evergreen Profits future?
  • Where’s the arbitrage and why you should care…
  • Why geographic  locations are tuned into the  entrepreneurial effect
  • Self-liquidating degree? Hmmmm…
  • Everything intersects at these two “M’s”
  • Why business disruption is about curating not creating
  • Details you should be granular about
  • This is the monumental hurdle to a disruption taking hold
  • The most antiquated business model in the history of the world,  according to Matt and Joe
  • How to make a great player into an MVP
  • Is the funnel the thing?
  • Spin it to win it...It’s not all about the rich getting richer for business models anymore
  • One of the two things you must simplify to cause business disruption

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Jun 19, 2018

What is it about being a rambler that can make you an incredible success in life? While it may have taken Rob Nunnery 10 years and two pain-filled “breakdowns” to figure it out, he most certainly has an answer.  And, it may not be one that you expect from this former technology driven junkie.


In today’s episode, Rob explains how shutting off his money faucet at the beginning of 2017 was the proudest moment of his life. He also explains how the keys he found to freedom, peace and a happy life are all wrapped up into one word that to many of us seems like a long-lost art-presence.


Listen in as we discover more about mindset, work-life balance, making aligned decisions, technology detox baby steps, and how to feel human again. If you enjoy listening to Rob’s version of how to get more present and pursuing your true passions, you’ll probably feel pretty aligned listening in on our recent episodes with Ori Bengal and Marx Acosta-Rubio.

“After 10 years, the pain was finally greater than the comfort I had in the 9 to 5 job... I feel like until people get to that point, they won’t ever make that jump.” - Rob Nunnery

Some Topics We Discussed Include:

  • How Rob got Matt to feel fear and excitement all at once
  • Is getting your daily fix of tech as addictive as a drug?
  • When you know it’s time to make the leap to something else in business
  • Matt’s sign from the Universe that it’s time for another tech timeout
  • Why frameworks have no business in the business of mindset discussions
  • What office addiction did Joe quit cold turkey?
  • How an impulsive plan trip  + a supportive spouse = life breakthrough #1
  • How that same plan trip + too much screen time = life breakthrough #2
  • Guess who rocked his phone to sleep on his chest like a baby every night? (Trick question alert!)
  • This one magic writing exercise helps you discover what matters to you most
  • Why it’s okay not to have all the answers when you make a leap
  • How “alone in the woods” can be the best medicine
  • What 15 different jobs in 15 different cities will teach you about your DNA
  • Once you’ve done this, it’s hard not to judge others at a restaurant
  • Things, stuff and the pursuit of happiness
  • Doing this one thing when you first wake up can be just the digital detox baby step you need
  • Nothing beats pen and paper for finding your own answers

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Jun 12, 2018

From millionaire to decamillionaire to broke and back again in a whole new way and faster than ever - those are some of the credentials that may get you interested in listening to what our guest Marx Acosta-Rubio has to say.

Today’s podcast was filled to the max by Marx. We’re not exaggerating when we say we could have gone on for at least twice as long in just this episode. Who doesn’t appreciate a story of a fall from grace to a stunning Phoenix-like rebirth?  

With so much actionable mindset advice based on his own experience, it’s no wonder he’s got a bevy of GTD-ers lining up to take his 90-day challenge. As we listened to his business savvy around setting priorities, following the 80/20 principle and thriving in business, when Marx offered, we jumped at the chance to enroll in the challenge ourselves.

We’re so busy these days getting out of our own way, we can’t imagine what’s next. This is a buckle down kind of episode. You may want to mark this one off in your schedule so you have enough time to take notes and develop a plan of action with all the takeaways hiding inside.

If you like some of what Marx has to say, be sure to check out these past episodes with James Schramko and Christy Whitman that really hit home about gaining clarity, taking aligned action and abundance.

You’re only one, two or three moves away from greatness or disaster.” - Marx Acosta-Rubio

The reason I can have 14 clients and multiple companies...and still look like I’m doing nothing is because I know everything I’m not doing when I choose to do something...” - Marx Acosta-Rubio

Some Topics We Discussed Include:

  • How to get a Ph.D. in life
  • Blue Eyes Ryan is a lurker. Who’d of guessed it?
  • Ways to lose at life that begin with “b” and rhyme with “aim”
  • How to go from being a name dropper to not even a cricket whisperer in 3 decisions
  • Why you’ll never unhook the chains of self-sabotage unless you make this a regular practice
  • Four un-delegatable tasks every entrepreneur who seeks success must acknowledge
  • Two situations when your wife can call you a dumb-a@# and you’re happy about it (The name is D-u-m-a-s-s)!
  • Anybody know what a GTD is?
  • Riddle us this...What is it about your habits that’s holding you back?
  • Is V2GP2 a new Star Wars character?
  • The clearest path to twice the happiness and wealth in half the time
  • Your secret weapon to make roadblocks negligible
  • The true answer to the rarest commodity on the planet
  • How to make a horse, water, and a 90-day challenge work in harmony
  • Here’s why you’ve been doing the 80/20 principle all wrong
  • Serving up, brain dump for one...Be sure to do this when two or more join forces
  • You’ve got the what to do, now what about the how? Surrender or subconscious?
  • Are you a kitty cat or the relentless guy trying to buy that “hot chick” drinks when it comes to setting business goals?  
  • Matt gets his mind blown by the fluidity of a “context”
  • The trick to taking action from all those books you read
  • What is useless without emotion behind it?
  • How “organic” and “natural” are keys to a better prioritization
  • It’s not about ignoring the weeds but shifting how you let the presence of weeds affect you
  • Why a “purposeful” morning self-care ritual may actually hamper your creativity and intuition
  • What in the world is egoscue?
  • Why you shouldn’t follow 80/20 all the time (Did you stop listening? We’ll tell you at the 80% done mark).
  • What a Samurai and a successful entrepreneur have in common
  • Three is the magic number
  • How going fractal hits you in the wallet
  • Avoid the, “You’re broken. It’s not your fault. Let me help you fix it.” book at all costs
  • On becoming the protagonist in your own life story
  • How following the GTD system can finally get clarity on your North Star

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Jun 7, 2018

Want to really understand how to win friends and influence people? Samantha Riley is just the woman to teach you how. How to stand out, how to scale, how to grow, how to sparkle, she teaches it all. Best of all, it comes down to systems.

Samantha is a best-selling author, world-renowned speaker and high-level coach and consultant to industry thought leaders, coaches, and business owners around the globe. Her nine-point process is the method that helps her clients plug the leaks in their business, stand out from the noise to attract their ideal clients and gain maximum recognition as an expert in their niche.   

On today’s show, Samantha took the time to “school” us “systems guys” in how to really make an impact. It’s an easy listen when the person teaching us has made millions both in the brick and mortar marketplace in her 20s and recreated the same success in a completely new line of business online less than a decade ago.

Listen in as we dive deeper into Samantha’s secrets for continued success. And, if you like what Samantha has to offer, be sure to check out these past episodes with AJ Roberts and Gonzalo Paternoster.

We create our lives. It doesn’t happen to us.” -Samantha Riley

Some Topics We Discussed Include:

  • What does McDonaldize your business mean?
  • How to shift from misery to gratitude when faced with divorce
  • Matt’s definition of the “best” content strategy
  • The common thread between Shakespeare and defining a niche ( within a play)
  • What’s so sexy about a calendar?
  • The importance of setting boundaries at work to sustain your flow
  • The further importance of understanding how to define your flow
  • What takes first place when prioritizing your weekly calendar?
  • Joe’s definition of what rocket science “isn’t”
  • Is Matt secretly crushing on Meg Ryan?
  • The amazing 9-point system to expand your brand and uplevel your business
  • How your unique struggles can make you millions
  • A process to define your process so you can attract the right tribe to share it with
  • Where frameworks are king freedom follows
  • If you share yours, we’ll share ours (secret sauce that is)

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