Episodes

September 30, 2022

Controversial Business Lessons From Hitler, Napoleon & Edison

Episode 369: Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) and Producer Ben ( @BenWilsonTweets ) take a turn with One Question Friday... instead of a question they discuss traits of conquerors from yesterday and today. ----- Links: * My First Mil...

September 29, 2022

Behind The Scenes Of The Pod

Episode 368: Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) and Producer Ben ( @BenWilsonTweets ) go behind the scenes of My First Million talking about how the pod started, how it has grown, and what it takes to build a good podcast. ----- Links:...

September 27, 2022

How Roger Federer Became A Billionaire, Betting On Yourself, And The Figma Seed-Stage Pitch

Episode 367: Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) talk about how Roger Federer became a billionaire, learning to bet on yourself to make more money, the Figma seed pitch, and much more. ----- Links: * More Mon...

September 23, 2022

The Body Stack Episode: What Sam and Shaan Do To Get Healthy And How Much They Spend Doing It

Episode 366: Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) and Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) talk about all things body: what they do to get healthy, stay healthy and how much they spend doing it. ----- Links: * When Violence Is The Answer * Primal Kit...

September 22, 2022

"Sara's List" Update: 12 Startups Where Stock Grants Will Make You A Millionaire

Episode 365: Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) give an update on "Sara's List." Sam Parr's wife, Sara, came up with a list of 12 established startups who had the potential to 5-10x over the next 5 years. Fi...

September 20, 2022

Lunch With A Billionaire, Fierce Nerds, And D2C IQ Tests

Episode 364: Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) and Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) talk about lessons from lunch with billionaire, Dharmesh Shah, the power of fierce nerds, and the latest D2C business idea from Shaan... a D2C IQ test company....

September 16, 2022

One Question Friday: What Does It Take To Be An Ace Public Speaker?

Episode #363: Sam Parr ( @thesamparr ) and Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) answer one listener's question about what they do to make public speaking fun/interesting. To submit your question and hear yourself on My First Million, go t...

September 15, 2022

The Startup Sins Of Uber, Why Scaling Is Overrated, and More

Episode 362: Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) talk about businesses that don't scale well, but are still successful, the startup sins of Uber, how to make millions from a salaried position, and more. -----...

September 13, 2022

3rd Richest Man In The World, Team Zuck, and MrBeast's Best Biz

Episode 361: Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) and Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) talk about the newly named third richest man in the world, being on team Zuckerberg, and MrBeast's best business idea. ----- Links: * Donda.org * Gautum Adani ...

September 09, 2022

One Question Friday: What Random Things Are You Into Right Now?

Episode #360: Sam Parr ( @thesamparr ) and Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) answer one listener's question: What are some random things that you're really into right now? To submit your question and hear yourself on My First Million, ...

September 08, 2022

Robot Businesses That Will Take Over The Fast Food Industry And Showmanship

Episode 359: Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) talk about robotic food businesses, the importance of showmanship, and hiring a stranger to help Sam grow on TikTok. ----- Links: * Brett Adcock / @adcock_bret...

September 06, 2022

The Future of AI Art Generation And How Production Companies Are So Profitable

Episode 358: Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) and Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) talk about how production companies are so profitable, incredible AI art and generation engines. ----- Links: * Mad Realities * Hello Sunshine (Reese Witherspo...

September 01, 2022

Frame Breaking Businesses: From Pomegranate Juice to VPNS

Episode 357: Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) talk about four businesses that change the way you think about what they do... from VPNs to pomegranate juice and more. ----- Links: * Unclaimed Baggage store...

August 31, 2022

We Hosted A "Shark Tank" For Tech Startups | My First Million Demo Day

Episode 356: Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) and Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) with the help of Stonks.com , listen to six entrepreneurs pitch their business in hopes of getting Shaan and Sam to invest. * To watch this podcast, head over ...

August 30, 2022

Camp MFM Recap: The Real MrBeast, Kamikaze Commitment and More

Episode 355: Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ), Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) and producer Ben ( @BenWilsonTweets ) recap Camp MFM with stories of the real MrBeast, Kamikaze commitment, and future events. ----- Links: * MFMcamp.com * MrBeas...

August 29, 2022

Al Doan: $100M+ Quilt Mogul Who Bought Two Towns

Episode 354: Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) and Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) sit down with Al Doan ( @drbillnye ), Co-Founder of the Missouri Quilting Company, the largest quilting company in the world that does more than $100M in reven...

August 26, 2022

One Question Friday: What Does It Mean To "Test Your Business Ideas"?

Episode #353: Sam Parr ( @thesamparr ) and Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) answer one listener's question: What does it mean to "test your business ideas"? To submit your question and hear yourself on My First Million, go to MFMPod...

August 25, 2022

MrBeast: 'I Obsess Every Second of Every Day Until I Have a Mental Breakdown' - With Hasan Minhaj

Episode 352: Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) sit down with YouTube sensation MrBeast, and award-winning comedian Hasan Minhaj to talk about obsession, how to win, finding your creativity, measuring succes...

August 23, 2022

Drunk Ideas: Only Fans For Therapy, A Secret Bookcase for your Phone, and More

Episode 351: Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) and Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) talk drunk business ideas... some good and some bad. ----- Links: * Photo Vault app * Santa's Club * /r/popping * SlideShare * Shaan's tweet about Slideshare *...

August 19, 2022

One Question Friday: What Questions Do You Ask Your Customers When Starting A Business?

Episode #350: Sam Parr ( @thesamparr ) answers one listener's question: What questions do you ask your customers when you're starting a business? To submit your question and hear yourself on My First Million, go to MFMPod.com...

August 18, 2022

The New WeWork, How to Make $10M In 3 Months, and More

Episode 349: Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) talk about WeWork founder, Adam Neumann's, next big project, how to make $10 million in three months, and more. ----- Links: * Alan Wong * Scott Painter * Bitp...

August 16, 2022

Big Fish In A Small Pond, LIV Golf, And Financial Freedom

Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) and Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) talk about the value of being a big fish in a small pond, Saudi Arabia's version of the PGA that's luring players away, what financial freedom actually means, and Camp MFM...

August 11, 2022

Virtual Study Halls, Absurd $ For Speeches, And Pushing the Boulder Uphill

Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) and Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) talk about virtual study halls, the absurd amount of money Scott Galloway makes per speech, and what it means to push the boulder uphill when starting a business. ----- Lin...

August 09, 2022

Using Shame & Rage When Setting Goals, Octopus For Breakfast Story, and Flipping Disadvantages

Shaan Puri ( @ShaanVP ) and Sam Parr ( @TheSamParr ) talk about the best goal setting steps, a crazy Jeff Bezos story, and how to flip your disadvantages in business to advantages. ----- Links: * Intro.co * Woot * Mediocre * ...