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Ian Boggs

How To Get 30 Million Followers


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Welcome to the second part of In Search of Excellence episode with my amazing guest, Ian Boggs. Ian is one of the most successful influencers of all time. He has more than 30 million followers on YouTube, Tik Tok, Snap, and Instagram. His videos have been viewed more than 30 billion times

Learn about his first million, the importance of having passion in what you do, his plans for the future, and the struggles he had with his mental health. Tune in to hear more from this incredible young man!

Time stamps:

00:54 Should you be motivated by money as an influencer?

  • Anything you can think of that you can sell
  • Affiliate marketing

02:49 Should you be motivated by money as an influencer?

  • You need money to survive, but not make it your end-all-be-all
  • Figure out what makes you happy and then how to make money out of it
  • The first thing is to build a strong core audience

06:27 The importance of passion

  • Randall’s experience with his interns
  • Passion as a life purpose

09:45 The feeling of the first million

  • Ian wasn't even looking at the numbers
  • Money is just a tool to invest into the business
  • Hiring people and building a team

12:18 Growing and planning the future

  • Typical age demographic
  • Plans for making a movie
  • A written 5-year tenure or 30-year plan
  • Buying a house
  • Building a franchise

21:58 The importance of extreme preparation

  • Writing down your personal goals
  • Making realistic and achievable goals
  • An interview for Netflix
  • Trying to over-prepare for other things

27:36 Mental health issues

  • Got stressed, anxious, and depressed at college
  • Thinking about suicide
  • A help from his dad and a therapist
  • Advice for people suffering from depression
  • Take advantage of existing resources, like the suicide hotline

34:38 Dating and parties

  • Doesn’t like parties
  • There is much more to life
  • There is more fun in learning and growing

37:38 The importance of giving back

  • Buying a house for his parents
  • Give back to people who helped you and supported you

40:11 Fill in the blanks for excellence

  • The biggest lesson I've learned in my life is
  • Do what makes you happy
  • My number one professional goal is
  • To be a billionaire
  • The one thing I've dreamt of doing for a long time but haven't done
  • Making a movie
  • And more

43:48 Is luck important for success?

  • Mark Cuban’s thoughts
  • Ian always thought he was unlucky
  • That’s why he worked hard

46:03 Randall’s advice to teens and young adults

  • Anxiety is normal
  • Write down your goals
  • 5 things you are best and worst at
  • Be passionate about what you are doing
  • Work ethic is vital

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