How I improve my focus and boost productivity

I shot this video to talk about a productivity hack I think you might like. It's something I've been using to improve my focus and get more shit done. Basically, it's a supplement called L-Theanine. When you take L-Theanine with caffeine it really helps to take all the negative effects out of caffeine and leaves you with clear, calm focus and productive energy. And as I love it so much, I've recently got involved in a start-up that's creating supplements for entrepreneurs and their first product is L-Theanine. So, because of that I can get you a 50% discount if you'd like to try it out. If you're interested, just email me at carl@carlmattiola.com and we'll get you an exclusive coupon code. And, if you know anyone who'd be interested then feel free to share this page with them … [Read more...]

My Morning Routine

  At first, I didn’t want to share this… In fact, even after making the video, I almost decided to cancel the whole post because it’s kind of personal.. But it’s Thanksgiving today, and I’m thankful for all of you. Because each of you is fighting to live your life the way you want to. I really value that and I want to support it. And so, I want to share this personal part of my day (my morning routine) with you because I feel it’s the key to what gives me a productive, happy and awesome day. I actually mentioned this in a previous blog post and after that went live I got a flood of requests to get into more detail. So watch the video below, then check out the rest of the post if you’d like to hear more... http://youtu.be/urlXPd9-oe8 When I was first starting my entrepreneurial journey, I’d often wake up with all sorts of crap on my mind that would weigh me down… What if I can’t find a problem worth creating a product for? Will people think I’m … [Read more...]

Could This One Thing Be Holding You Back?

Hey, Entrepreneurs often express their frustrations around success to me. The know they’ve got the knowledge and skills to be successful. But they feel like they’re not making any progress and that they’re just spinning their wheels. Time and time again entrepreneurs ask me  “What shifted for you that allowed you to achieve what you have?” I wanted to take the time to answer that question. In this short video below I share with you exactly what changed for me. Enjoy. Do you want to hear about the daily practice I mentioned towards the end of the video? If so, comment below and let me know.  Looking forward to hearing from you and remember, just ask yourself "Do you want it bad enough?" Carl P.S If you know anyone who you think could benefit from watching this video, go ahead and share it. … [Read more...]

New Month, New Me, New Content…

Yup, I’m back. I know it’s been a while since I wrote a new post and I’d love to give you an excuse as to why I’ve not been putting out new blog content, but I don’t have one. Simply put, I wasn’t prioritizing my blog, but that is all going to change. Starting here. Today. One of my life's driving forces is sharing my experiences, helping others and connecting with awesome like-minded people. So, to that end, I’ve set a goal to consistently put out new content for you, and if I don’t, I want you to call me out on it. I want to start this new goal with a video that fills in the blanks of where I’ve been, what I’ve been doing and some recent wins I’ve had. The past few months have been pretty incredible and I’ve got a lot of cool updates to tell you about.   http://youtu.be/DZkSuuqr3fQ   BTW if you never want to miss another post, as well as get access to my “insider material” make sure you join my mailing list. So, now we’ve got reacquainted with … [Read more...]

Who Else Wants To Earn An Extra 1K Per Month?

Wanna earn some passive income? I’ve been in this online world for a while, and this is the simplest way to make an extra few thousand per month I’ve ever seen. It requires no selling because it harnesses the power of a marketplace with a massive demand that already exists. Seriously, all you have to do is the work and it will work and I’ve seen it happen. It made me skeptical at first, because usually when I hear about something like this it’s slimy and I worry that it’s not creating real value. But this is different and I would never share something I didn’t believe in. You can make an extra few grand and actually do something good for the world (as long as you yourself have integrity and treat the process that way). The marketplace is amazon and my friend Pete has mastered the process of getting this done to create the highest return on each book created. I’ve heard lots of others doing this but have personally seen several of friends mentored by Pete through this process … [Read more...]

From the Couch To 5-Figures Per Month in Half a Year with Dwight Peters

6 months ago Dwight was sleeping on his friends couch with no idea... He then launched BackersHub and got his first 3 sales in under 3 weeks. Now BackersHub brings in over 5-Figures per month! In this video, you'll learn how he did it, but also have a chance at a HUGE opportunity. Do you want to start a physical product business? If you listen till the end, you’ll have the chance to create a physical product business, side-by-side with Dwight for FREE!  This is amazing because it includes: Access his list of over 7.5K Backers to validate and improve your idea and campaign Leverage the BackersHub community to build a list of your own before launching Launch an almost guaranteed successful campaign on Kickstarter that will be the beginning of a profitable business. Watch it now :) http://youtu.be/EkEAgwQ57M0 Leave a question or a thanks to Dwight in the comments. He'll be watching. Links: BackersHub Click Here To Apply To Start Your Physical Product … [Read more...]

Better Than Last Year

Happy new year everyone! Wanted to tell you guys a story to kick off the new year. Back when I was in high school in Phoenixville Pennsylvania I had a friend named Chris Jacobs. We were never the closest of friends, but something he said to me one new years eve stuck with me ever since… It was around 1998 or so… I remember we were discussing New Years Resolutions. Someone asked him what his was and in a cynical and sad tone Chris said “better than last year”. Chris was saying this implying that last year sucked. I remember thinking that was such a shitty way to look at things. I never wanted that for myself… Yet somehow, every single New Years has reminded me of that. This year was no exception. But when the thought “better than last year” came up this time around, it had an entirely different feeling to me. Last year was a year of exponential growth for me. I learned a ton about business, about life, and most importantly about myself. I started a business and quit my … [Read more...]

Is Your Idea Worth Building? Follow These Steps to Find Out…

Hey Everybody, Sorry for my long hiatus from posting… I’ve been swamped (all good stuff)... But helping you all is really my favorite thing to do, so from now on you will get a post from me each week. Some might be short, but I’m setting a goal to be consistent. Please call me out by emailing me if I dont :) Last time you saw Josh Isaak perform idea extraction on me, uncover a painful area, and then dig deep to uncover exactly what the real problem was for me. Today I’m going to cover a super important skill called price anchoring. Price anchoring is a skill you can use to find out the value your product brings to your clients. It can help you with understanding the viability of a product idea (in idea extraction), sales, copywriting, and with negotiations. In this example, we’ll focus on asking questions to uncover the viability of a product since that’s where most of you guys stand right now. In doing this, before you start price anchoring you should: 1 … [Read more...]

Live Video: Dig Deep to Find the MOST Painful Problem

Last week I showed you the first steps to how you can pull a business out of thin air. Today, I've got something super exciting for you. I'm going to tell you the biggest thing mistake people make during idea extraction... That mistake is failure to dig deep enough and find the source of the problem. Without digging deeper and finding the single most painful problem, you end up dealing with people asking for something that is very big. Like a system that handles all their needs. Or a system that handles an entire portion of their business. Unless you have a lot of experience building software, this is something you want to stay away from because the problem will be too big and expensive to solve. Don't worry because today, I have a live video example of how you can solve that problem and dig deeper so you can find the real root of the issue and build a product that wont cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to build. In this video, my good friend Josh Isaak is … [Read more...]

How to Find Problems People Will Pay You to Solve (Part 1)

Today, I’m going start teaching you a skill that will allow you to pull a profitable business idea out of thin air. It started for me last year in the foundation and it’s one of the most powerful, fun, and exciting things I’ve ever learned. It's such a big skill that I'm going to have to break it up into a few posts so this is the first of the series. It's called "idea extraction" and the concept is simple: Ask people in a market what they are struggling with to find a problem they are willing to pay to solve. Stop guessing and just ask :) But before you get started asking questions you should check out these posts. These steps come first. 8 Steps to Choosing the Right Market for You How to connect with your market to find a painful problem Sound good? Cool, let’s get after it. Your intro Whether you’ve cold called or scheduled a meeting you want to have a solid introduction to get you started… This is about the only time I ever used a “script”. Mine went … [Read more...]