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014 -The Secret to Getting Mentored by the Best of the Best – Interview with Andrew Warner

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Who would you be today if you had access to the greatest minds in business? Would you be in a different place than you are today? Would you be closer to accomplishing your goals?

In today’s episode, I had a very insightful interview with Andrew Warner, the Founder of – Home of the Ambitious Upstart.

Andrew spends a significant amount of time interviewing the Big Dawgs in business. When I say that, I really mean it. Here are just a few of the people he has interviewed (with included links):

  • Seth Godin, author of Tribe, Linchpin, and many others.
  • Gary Vaynerchuk – Creator of Wine Library TV and author of “Crush It” and “The Thank You Economy”
  • Timothy Ferris – Other of the “4 Hour Work Week” and “4 Hour Body”
  • Jimmy Wales – Founder of Wikipedia
  • Many Others (over 400 interviews)

In this interview, Andrew talks about how he started a $30+ Million/year Internet Business with his brother, that allowed people to send greeting cards Free of Charge.

He shares how he was able to use this Free model to generate a massive amount of income. His website processed over 400,000 greeting cards daily and was a Huge Success.

He then goes on to talk about why he left it all behind, took a break from almost everything, and then came back to start Mixergy.

Was it a successful venture? Not in the beginning. In fact, Andrew shares openly how he Failed, why he failed and then how he got back in it and turned Mixergy into what it is today – the go-to place for anyone wanting to be mentored by successful entrepreneurs who would otherwise be unaccessible to the average person.

He then talks about why you should conduct as many interviews and how to do so successfully.

In this portion we discuss:

  • How to get the big guys, and when you should target them
  • How to get them to reveal as much as possible about their business
  • How to conduct successful interviews.

Guys, I know I’ve said over and over that this or that episode is the one you REALLY want to listen to. However, if you want inspiration, motivation, and some real actionable info on how to grow your business using interviews and being mentored by the best of the best – You NEED to listen to this one.

I want to hear your feedback. When you are finished listening to this interview, leave a comment and let me know what you think. Call the hotline at (888) 835 – 2414.

Then go and tweet about this interview, thanking Andrew for what he shared. You can do that simply by going to

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13 Responses to “014 -The Secret to Getting Mentored by the Best of the Best – Interview with Andrew Warner”

  1. Lawrence Black April 7, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    Another great interview Andrew. Nice to see you on the ‘other’ side of the Mic. Leslie, great job. You have a very great personality.

    • Leslie Samuel April 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

      Hey, thanks Lawrence. Glad you found value in it, and thanks for the compliment ;)

  2. Welner April 7, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Thanks Leslie, Andrew is real humble guy! His interviews are the best. One day he is going to get a multimillion dollar contract with some big television company or something like that!

    • Leslie Samuel April 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

      I definitely agree with you on that one Welner. I’ve gotten a tremendous amount of value from his interviews and really admire how he gets people to open up as much as he does. I hope he doesn’t get some television show because I think that would restrict him to doing what the network “demands”. I’m hoping that one day, Mixergy gets AS BIG as a big television company and doesn’t need one :)

    • Welner April 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

      I forgot about those so called “demands”. I hope Mixergy does get as big as it’s possibly imaginable.

    • Leslie Samuel April 7, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

      I believe they’ll get Huge! Andrew’s doing great stuff there!

  3. Wasim Ismail April 9, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    Great interview, lots to learn from here, especially on how to pitch to others and how an interview should be done. Nice Job

    • Leslie Samuel April 10, 2011 at 3:44 am #

      He definitely had some great tips to share. I’m actually starting to use all of his tips from now on, lol. Glad you found value in it!

  4. Alain July 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Wow, This guy is so inspirational. If you let him talk, there would be no end to him. I loved it. Fantastic work. That enthusiasm is contagious. Good looking out.

    • Leslie Samuel July 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

      I agree. I’ve learnt soo much from his interviews. It’s just real good stuff!

  5. Falling Knowledge December 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    This was such a motivation to listen too. When Andrew was breaking down the fact that he had to finally get out of his own way to allow him the room to do what he wants was brilliant. I too find myself listening to kanye west and he gives me the same feeling. Leslie I would love to know the short version of how you finally got over a big hurdle in your life. Thanks!

    • Leslie Samuel December 14, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

      Man, there have been so many hurdles and I talk about some of them in my podcasts. I see that you are going through them in sequence, so you’ll definitely get to see a number of them in the process. Thanks for subscribing to the podcast. I appreciate that :)


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