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Starting a business from scratch is an adventure.

In the episodes below we dig deep into the systems, secrets, and stories of remarkable people who dropped everything to start a healthy profitable business.

Nov 15, 2018

The great thing about entrepreneurs is that they come in all categories.  On almost any topic you could name business owners across the entire scale.

Lets start with money – Jeff Bezos is a pretty rich dude and on the other end, a homeless person on a street corner is doing the best they can with the cards they were dealt

When it comes to personality, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are total introverts while Joe Rogan & The Dwayne Johnson could probably talk to a fish for 8 hours.

There are big personilties and small ones, overflowing bank accounts and a sock full of change hidden under the couch.  Everyone can be an entrepreneur.

But there are some fields that you simply know the path to success is a tiny trail up the side of a steep mountain.  Our guest today decided to take one of those.

His rugged entrepreneurial trail of choice was comedy found accidentally while he was chasing another hard fought dream, a career in music.  About ten years ago Mat Alano Martin was performing as a singer songwriter under the name of Sam Lowry.  His songs were heavy and sad so he started throwing out whimsical banter between each song to lighten the mood.  At some point, he realized people liked the banter more than the music so he started refining his jokes and performing at open mic nights.  Everything started snowballing from there. 

We’re glad you joined us.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • What inspired Mat as a kid (7:00)
  • How audiences react (12:00)
  • The power of comedy (18:00)
  • How to put together a set (22:30)
  • When to scrap a joke (27:00)
  • Lessons learned in the business of comedy (34:00)
  • Advice for getting started in comedy (43:00)

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Special thanks to Mat Alano-Martin for taking the time to share his story with us


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