This Entrepreneur Served 10 Years in The Army, You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

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In Episode #237 Nathan speaks with Michael Slavin, author of One Million in The Bank, a CEO and founder, and former commander of two army aviation units. Listen as Michael shares how he ended up losing everything after his service to the military and how he got back on his feet 7 years later to build a business and how he banked his 1st million dollars.

Famous 5

  • Favorite Book? – Accidental Genius
  • What CEO do you follow?— Paul Graham
  • What is your favorite online tool?— Dropbox
  • Do you get 8 hours of sleep?— No
  • If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be?— Pay attention on learning technnology

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:00 – Nathan’s introduction
  • 01:28 – Welcoming Michael to the show
  • 01:39 – 10 years of service in the army
  • 01:55 – Writing One Million in the Bank
  • 02:09 – “I struggled badly for 7 years. I lost everything.”
  • 02:59 – “I raised $203,000 from 4 people –one was a complete stranger”
  • 03:26 – US Emerald Energy
  • 04:11 – How the business makes money
  • 04:58 – From 30% hit accuracy in wells to 85-90%
  • 06:55 – Biggest loss of $1.2M in a well
  • 07:12 – More details on the book
  • 07:48 – Frank Nunez
  • 09:28 – Michael self-published his book
  • 10:33 – 1500 books sold in 5 months
  • 10:47 – How Michael earns from book sales
  • 13:51 – What happened when the audio book had no sales
  • 15:23 – “I spend most of my time taking care of my wife (who has Parkinson’s)”
  • 16:38 –
  • 19:03 – Famous 5

3 Key Points:

  1. You don’t need a new and innovative idea to be successful.
  2. You don’t need your own money to be successful.
  3. There’s lots of FREE help—you just have to ask.

Resources Mentioned:

  • Host Gator – The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for cheapest price possible.
  • Leadpages – The drag and drop tool Nathan uses to quickly create his webinar landing pages which convert at 35%+
  • Audible – Nathan uses Audible when he’s driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5 hour drive) to listen to audio books.
  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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