Forget MMA and boxing.
Conor McGregor is one of the most successful entertainers, period. In less than five years, he’s become the UFC’s number one attraction, broken all sorts of records in his boxing debut, made $100M—again in his boxing debut—and now he’s even launched his own off-the-shelf flying whiskey Proper 12.
“Something about simply endorsing an Irish whiskey didn’t feel right to me,” Conor told Entrepreneur this month. “I wanted to create my own, I wanted to do it my way and I wanted to do it right—from start to finish.”
At 30, how did McGregor make all this happen? Well, according to himself, he spoke it into existence. Here’s what he had to say.
NBA Legend Kobe Bryant Passes Away At 41
NBA legend Kobe Bryant passed away earlier today in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA, according to various reports. Four other passengers, including 13-year-old daughter Gianna, died in the crash as well.
There’s no words to express the pain Im going through with this tragedy of loosing my neice Gigi & my brother @kobebryant I love u and u will be missed. My condolences goes out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. IM SICK RIGHT NOW pic.twitter.com/pigHywq3c1
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) January 26, 2020
The news comes as a shock to not only the basketball community, but worldwide.
Since retiring in 2016, Bryant had reinvented himself as a venture capitalist, raising $100M in 2016 for a fund that’s had made a number of successful startup investments, including Epic Games, the company behind the Fortnite craze.
As of Sept. 2019, Bryant Stibel had $2B in assets under management, invested in 28 companies, 10 exits, with three of them—Dell, Alibaba and National Vision—going public.
“It’s finding that winning company as an investor,” Bryant said when asked about what excited him the most: hitting the winning shot in the playoffs or finding a winning company as an investor. “Because I always expected to hit a game-winning shot growing up.”
Overall, roughly a third of the 19 active companies in the portfolio is worth more than $1B.
Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 26, 2020
Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa and three daughters, including a six-month old, born in June of last year. Along with a legacy that will live forever.
Rest in peace, Mamba.
Here’s How Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Starts His Day
Apple has became a trillion-dollar company. Despite the tech giant’s great numbers, how does its CEO Tim Cook actually start his day?
In a recent Axios interview, Cook revealed he starts each day just before 4 a.m. with a strict morning routine.
What that consists of might surprise you: He reads user comments about Apple products.
“I like to take the first hour and go through user comments and things like this that sort of focus on the external people that are so important to us,” Cook says.
In other words, he reads comments from fans, trolls and everything in between.
You’d think the CEO never bothers to read stuff like that; that he’d have an assistant ready to give him the rundown.
“And then I go to the gym and work out for an hour because it keeps my stress at bay.”
Workouts can be super critical. Billionaires and other successful entrepreneurs cite fitness as a key component to their success (and overall sanity).
“I seriously doubt that I would have been as successful in my career (and happy in my personal life),” Branson once wrote in a blog post. “If I hadn’t always placed importance on my health and fitness.”
Gary Vee’s ‘$1.80’ Instagram Strategy To Hack Your Follower Count
Entrepreneur and bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk—aka Gary Vee!— is one of the biggest business on social media today.
His IG currently boasts 4M followers while his YouTube has near 1.6M subscribers.
The CEO of Vayner Media, Gary uses (and absolutely loves) social media to propel the growth of his business, now valued at a whopping $125 million, which even includes a media franchise.
(And no, WealthLAB’s not for sale, G.)
Obviously, if you’re someone just starting out in business, you’re looking for ways to get your business out there. How to get more followers.
For 90%+, you pick a couple of platforms, you post. More often than not, you end up with dwindling traffic, or no shares or comments.
So how do you get around that?
According to Gary Vee, you can get more followers and more engagement through a $1.80 strategy. (Well, sorta.)
Here’s how you do it.
Make a list of every hashtag that fit the work your business does. Apart from this, check out the other tags people use when generating content similar to yours.
$1.80 strategy on instagram pic.twitter.com/ZxfDONb23v
— Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) November 28, 2017
With this in hand, check out any hashtag for the top posts surrounding that description—and then share your two cents about it as a comment.
If you were to do this ten times over, your work would equal $0.02*9 posts*the hashtags= $1.80. (Yeah, kinda corny, but you get the logic.)
Check it out here, in his own words.
Over time, this can help you snag followers, and you will continuously learn about what matters to many of your followers.
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