My guest today is an entrepreneur who enjoys creating something from nothing. In fact, he has been creating products (both digital and physical) for the past 10 years.
He is currently the Director of Product + Strategy for Movable, a company focused on improving personal well-being by inspiring movement in groups.
My guest was the Co-Founder of eFuneral.com, a funeral planning resource that was acquired in 2014.
He is a featured speaker and author on building products, startups and funding. His latest book Startup Seed: Funding for the Rest of Us is now available on Amazon.
Now, let’s hack …
In this 34-minute episode Mike Belsito and I discuss:
- How being naive helped him grow his business
- Overcoming the impostor syndrome
- Why you shouldn’t think too much about the “up’s”
- Why two partners must have the same level of passion
- How and why to remember your accomplishments
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The Show Notes
- Outside of the Valley
- Mike’s Bio Page
- Startup Seed Funding for The Rest of Us Book
- Mike on Twitter
- Jon on Twitter
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My guest today is an entrepreneur who enjoys creating something from nothing. In fact, he’s been creating products, both digital and physical, for 10 years. He’s currently the director of product and strategy for Movable, a company focused on improving personal well-being by inspiring movement in groups. My guest was the co-founder of eFuneral.com, a funeral-planning resource that was acquired in 2014. He’s a featured speaker and author on building products, startups, and funding. His latest book, Startup Seed Funding for the Rest of Us, is now available on Amazon.
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Welcome back to Hack the Entrepreneur. We have another awesome guest today. Mike, thank you so much for joining me.
Mike Belsito: Thank you, Jon. I’m glad to be here.
Jonny Nastor: My pleasure. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.
Mike Belsito: I am looking forward to that, Jon.
Jonny Nastor: Are you? Nice. All right, Mike. As an entrepreneur, can you tell me, what is the one thing that you do that you feel has been the biggest contributor to your successes so far?
How Being Naive Helped Him Grow His Business
Mike Belsito: I think being naïve, in a way, is one of the things that’s helped me, and I’ll give you an example of that. Very early on in my career, I was a part of a startup where I actually wasn’t one of the co-founders, but I was the very first employee. I was employee number one. I came on board and was really brought on board to do a number of things. In fact, the company was called Findaway. My title was ‘Findawayer.’ To talk about how broad it was, I was supposed to focus on a number of things. Back then we were creating a digital audio book, a physical digital audio book, this product called Playaway. All it was is a pre-loaded digital audio player. You plug headphones in, but the content was already on there.
I knew nothing about the publishing industry. I was learning about the digital download industry at the time, but this is back in 2005. It’s something that was still relatively new. If I had had that publishing experience, if I had had deep experience in downloadable audio — downloadable audio books in particular — I don’t know if we would have taken some of the risks that we took. I don’t know if I would have approached certain customers the same way.
I think there is something about being a little bit naïve that anything is possible. It helps you realize that you can actually do anything. I’ve been appropriately naïve, I’d say, in each one of the ventures that I’ve been involved in. The nice thing about it, is there is not anything inside of you telling you that you can’t do something because, “Hey, it’s always been done in a certain way.” That’s one of the things that has actually helped me.
Jonny Nastor: Yeah, I like that. There are different ways of looking at this — being naïve and therefore not being afraid to make the mistakes — but how do you deal with trying to publish this digital, physical, digital product, and you’ve never done it? How do you deal with the fact that you don’t just sit at your desk overwhelmed like, “Why am I doing this? I have no idea how to do this. I’ve never done this before.” Do you know what I mean? There is one thing, which is being overwhelmed. Do you know what I mean? How do you overcome that?
Mike Belsito: For me, it is so easy to feel overwhelmed. But I think the best way to set that aside is to just do stuff. For me, back at that time, if I had any time at all to think about what I was doing, and yeah, we had some time. We strategized. We had a plan in place, and then we’d attack that plan, but there just wasn’t time to really sit there and be so overwhelmed. I actually had to get out there, start talking to customers. I think that’s the best thing that you could do is actually start doing things, especially anything that involves being out there with customers. I’ll give you just one thing that comes to mind with that company in particular.
Very early on, our whole business model was really built around selling to retailers — Borders, Barnes & Noble, Walmart — and that’s an overwhelming venture in itself, to try to get into those retailers, have them start selling. I was starting to think about, “What are some outside markets?” What are some non-traditional markets that we might be able to get our foot in the door at, given that those bigger retailers, we actually already had an in. But some of these other non-traditional markets, like for instance, public libraries, that was not in our business plan at first.
Now, I knew nothing about libraries. I could have done the research, and actually, the more research I would have done — and we did a little bit — but probably the more overwhelming it would have felt. I ended up calling a librarian, and I ended up sitting with a librarian in our local city, in our local market, just asking questions. When you’re doing that, when you’re in that moment, sitting there with a potential customer, all those feelings of being overwhelmed kind of melt away. If you’re asking the right questions, that can be such a telling thing in itself, and for us, it was.
Actually, that whole company changed completely. Within three years, we actually stepped out of retail altogether, and we solely focused on libraries and schools. That ended up being about 99 percent of the entire business, and that company ended up becoming about a $20 million company. I mean, we grew. We were able to get the product out there, get people using it. If we spent so much time thinking and strategizing and didn’t get out there and talk to customers, we would have never even known. I would say, if we did it in a way where we weren’t being creative, too, would have not even thought about the library industry, we might have went out of business within a year and a half.
Actually, that meeting that we had with that librarian, I would say in many ways, that single meeting saved our business. We were solving a big problem for them that we had no idea about.
Jonny Nastor: Yeah. I love it. Would you agree or disagree that nobody knows what they’re doing until they do it?
Mike Belsito: I would definitely agree with that, at least in my own experience. It’s funny, because I actually think about another business that I had later on. It’s a startup that my friend Bryan and I co-founded called eFuneral. The whole business was an online platform that connects families with funeral homes in their area. Really, what we were trying to do is we were trying to bring transparency to funeral planning.
In the very beginning, we felt inferior in a way. We felt very much like we couldn’t be the experts. We said, “Wow, we’re starting a funeral site, but if we want to put content on the site, we have to find experts. Those experts, they could be the ones to write an article, and we could publish it. We can’t do that ourselves because we’re not the experts.”
I realized over the course of the next couple of months, that is the wrong way to think about it. Basically, as soon as you’re doing something, as soon as we launched eFuneral, people are looking at us as the experts. Now, we felt like we didn’t know what we were doing, but it doesn’t matter. If you’re a family in need and you end up finding eFuneral online, you don’t know personally what the inferiority complex is, what the person is feeling. You just know that this is a service that potentially is solving a problem that you have.
Overcoming the Impostor Syndrome
Mike Belsito: It’s actually an interesting thing I think that a lot of founders go through. A lot of my friends have started businesses before. They have those same feelings. I think there is something called ‘impostor syndrome’ everybody feels, especially the more success that somebody has or the more success that the media is writing about all these things. The people I know that are actually great entrepreneurs, they’ve done amazing things. They feel like, “I don’t deserve any of this. I don’t know what I’m doing. What happens when people find out that I don’t know what I’m doing?” I felt like that over the last 10 years of my whole life in startups. I think you’re right on with that.
Jonny Nastor: Yeah, I like that. It’s interesting to talk about friends and yourself, but when you’re in it, you’re kind of like, “Whoa, it’s like all of a sudden, I’m considered this expert. I know all of this stuff.” Then, from the other side, you look at other people, and you’re always like, “Man, that person is so good at creating apps,” or “That person is such a great public speaker.” There is one point where they literally have never done it. They just start it, and you didn’t see all that stuff, but now, yeah, they’re really good at it. But we’re not innately born knowing how to do any of this stuff at all.
It’s just something where we have to step up. I guess it’s being that naïve at the beginning to just think, “I can do it. Just do it. Just do it.” You have to get through the first stumbles in doing stuff, and then all of a sudden, “Wow, now, I know how to do it.” Then, you never really forget how to do it. It’s like riding a bike, I guess.
Mike Belsito: Yeah, I can’t remember who this quote belongs to. I think it might have been Alexis, one of the co-founders from Reddit. It was that “sucking at something is the first step at being great at it.” I might have butchered that quote, but the sentiment, I totally agree with it. If you don’t take that first step, and even in that moment when you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing, you’ll never get to the point that you’re actually going to be great at something.
Jonny Nastor: Yeah, exactly. All right. Let’s go back, then. There is just this time, Mike, in every entrepreneur’s life, when they realize one of two things. Either they have this calling to make something, make a difference in the world, or they simply just cannot work for somebody else. Can you tell me which of these two you are and when you discovered this about yourself?
Mike Belsito: Yeah, it’s definitely the first. I don’t want to say that I could never work for somebody else. One of the ventures I am in right now, it wasn’t my company to start up with, leading products for a company called Movable. But I’m working alongside one of my mentors who started the company. It’s a lot of fun being back with him. I will sit, but I could go right back to the very moment when I knew I love creating things. This was back in 2003., I was just starting the MBA program at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Before that, all of my professional experience had been in sports business. It was all internships at that time.
I was just coming off of graduating with my undergraduate degree but I had eight or nine internships with pro-sports team, college sports organizations, sports agencies. I was getting to Case to start my MBA program almost full time. I approached the athletic director there, and in my mind, I thought, “Well, hey, I’m going to be here for 2 years.” I just came off this internship working corporate sponsorship for this large sports agency, IMG. I thought, “Well, hey, if I’m going to be here, I might as well get involved with their athletics department. I like the corporate sponsorship angle. I want to learn more about that.” I approached her and pitched her on the idea of me joining her corporate sponsorship group.
I’ll never forget it. I’m on the lawn in front of the Veale Center, which is their big athletic complex. She took this meeting with me and we’re just standing there. I’m going through the whole pitch. She says, “Well, Mike, all this would be great, you seem like a good guy, but we don’t do that. We don’t have corporate sponsorship group. I don’t know if you noticed from the website that we didn’t have anything like that but we’re a Division III school. We don’t have all the money to hire somebody to do it. We don’t have the time to take somebody who already works here and divert their attention away from what they’re doing. I don’t know how you could really help us if we don’t do that.”
I just wasn’t expecting her to say that. It’s not like I had the plan of starting this, but I just sort of blurted out, “What? That’s great. Let me start it.” I pitched her on the idea on the spot of me creating this corporate sponsorship program from scratch. They wouldn’t need to pay me anything except maybe a percentage of whatever I’m able to raise. What I didn’t realize at the moment was, when I set this meeting up with her, her name and face was on the website but she hadn’t started yet. That day — that was her first day on the job. It was awesome timing because in retrospect, she probably wanted to put her stamp on something right away. She let me. She said, “All right. Well, let’s take a shot.”
At first year, I sold probably $20,000 to $30,000 worth of corporate sponsorships, which at a Division I school, a place like Ohio State or Miami University or Florida State, that would be nothing, a drop in the bucket. Case Western Reserve University, Division III, that’s a football coach. That’s meaningful to them. The program went really, really well. We made it all up from scratch, and it was just me. I didn’t have a department. It was just me, kind of figuring out, “Well, what inventory could we create? What sponsors would even make sense? How do we fulfill these sponsorships?” What I didn’t realize at the time was, that was my first startup.
I was creating something on the go, and by the time I had finished the MBA program, I still enjoyed sports even to this day. Sports wasn’t the career track I wanted to take. I started asking myself the question, what if there is a career out of just like making stuff, whether it’s physical things, whether it’s a program like this? I wish that could be a career. The whole startup career, that wasn’t trumpeted as much back then. That wasn’t as sexy as it is today. But I started opening up my mind. I started meeting entrepreneurs. That’s when I met those founders of that company, Findaway, that I was talking about before. That was the moment I realized I love creating things.
Whether it’s a physical product, I’ve done that, whether it’s, again, an online product, I’ve done that too. I just love being involved in a place where I can create things. At the end, it was back in 2003, that’s where it all started for me.
Jonny Nastor: It’s a great story. I guess that goes back to being naïve again, because if you would have known that she had just started that day, you wouldn’t have made this pitch. I had to laugh, because I just pictured this poor lady her first day, and she’s just trying to just figure out where to go and you’re like making this pitch of “We just started this whole new program, what?” Part of that.
Mike Belsito: Right.
Jonny Nastor: We love it.
Mike Belsito: In retrospect, it probably was weird timing, but what I’ll say is, I probably became the highest paid intern that they ever had there because of the way we structured that where I got paid a percentage. And I got to work from home. It was actually like the cushiest internship I would have ever had, but it was hard work, too. I mean, I was creating everything from scratch, but I give her credit.
I actually just reached out to her not that long ago, and she remembers it. I don’t know how it sits in her memory, but that’s the moment for me. That whole moment right there. I mean, that’s really what was responsible for me taking this path as an entrepreneur over the next 10-plus years.
Jonny Nastor: Yeah. You love being able to make stuff, create something out of nothing. You’ve done a lot of it, looking at your bio. You’ve done a lot of different things, which is really, really cool. Mike, how do you decide now, where you are, what the next project is? No matter how big or small that project is, but that it’s something that you want to now, either do yourself or be a part of a team to create or make this next something out of nothing.
Mike Belsito: Everybody is different. Everybody approaches this differently. There are definitely some people that are looking at, “What are the big money-making opportunities?” And “What’s the hot new market? How can we get our foot in the hot new market?” That’s not me. I’ve never approached things that way. For eFuneral, I could tell you right now, I did not think about, “Well, hey, what are sexy new markets that we could get involved in? Funeral services. Nobody is doing that.”
Jonny Nastor: The sexiest market of all.
Mike Belsito: Yeah, I mean, but in that particular case, it was because my cousin died, and it was a very real problem that we were experiencing as a family: the ability, or inability, I’d say, to quickly get the information that we are looking for to make an informed funeral-planning decision. For me, it is one of those things where I know it when I feel it.
I will say, I’m really fortunate to be in a position where I see a ton of ideas all the time, and I’m friends with a lot of entrepreneurs. I’m friends with people that have ideas for businesses. I don’t have like, “Hey, an idea has to meet these three metrics for me to want to get involved.” Whether it’s as personally starting a business or even advising a business.
It’s one of those that I know it when I feel it. Then, on the advising front, which is funny because again, going back to what we were talking about before — the whole impostor syndrome thing — I’m at a point where I’m getting asked to advise different startups. In those situations, it’s a lot more about the person I’m working with than even the idea. Ideas come and go. They change. I want to work with people that I like and that I get along with well. On that front, that’s the way I look at it.
On the other front, I’m agnostic to the whole like, “it has to be tech,” or “it has to be a billion-dollar opportunity.” I just have to feel really passionate about it. That’s the only barrier for me. It’s pretty vague, but that’s the way I look at things.
Jonny Nastor: It is a little vague. Let’s see, can we in any way, make it not more concrete, but you know it when you feel it? What do you feel? What is it that sets you off, do you think? Or is there something?
Mike Belsito: Well, I only can really try to dig in more by thinking about the experiences that I have had. I’ll tell you about one of the more recent ventures for me, which is a conference. It’s not even a technical product at all. It is a conference that we’re planning this fall called Industry. It’s a product-focused conference. It’s a conference for people that build, scale, and launch world-class products. I never thought that I would be organizing a conference before. If I were to make a list of “Here are the next startups that I want to get involved with,” that wasn’t one of them. I didn’t even think of building a conference as really a startup before.
I was approached by Paul McAvinchey, who is here in Cleveland, Ohio. He ran this conference for the first time last year, but it was a much different theme. It was just about entrepreneurship in the rust belt. Again, maybe it’s a situation that it’s more about the people, because the more I met with Paul, the more I realized I wanted to do something with him. The more we started talking a conference like Paul was starting to envision, it didn’t exist here as it relates to products. When I say ‘here,’ I don’t mean Cleveland. I mean the Midwest or just any place that’s in between New York and San Francisco.
We don’t see events like this happen here that often. It’s usually on the coast that we have to go to. It’s one of those things where I was thinking about it in the shower. I was thinking about it as I was relaxing with my wife at night. The more I started doing normal things, the more I found myself thinking about that specific conference, that specific opportunity. When I feel that way about something, I have to get involved. I have to figure out a way to get involved. Again, how can we dig in more on that? Again, maybe it does go back to people, because for me, here is what I do now.
Why You Shouldn’t Think Too Much about the ‘Up’s’
Mike Belsito: Any startup, there are going to be probably more downs than ups. That’s just what I’ve learned. The ups can be very high, and they could feel real good. The downs are inevitable. At the end of the day, if you’re going to get involved in something that will probably have a lot of downs, who is going to be around you? Who is going to be the one supporting you? Who do you want to be in the same room with? For me, Paul was that person as it relates to that specific conference, but the same goes for Bryan at eFuneral. I couldn’t have started eFuneral without my co-founder Bryan. That was somebody that I felt just as strong about starting a business with then.
Why Two Partners Must Have the Same Level of Passion
Mike Belsito: Even the idea itself, we were both really passionate about. It’s hard for me to dig in. I mean, I hadn’t really thought of it in that respect before, and we could keep digging if you want, Jon, but I think for me, those are the types of things I think about when I start considering getting involved in a new project.
Jonny Nastor: Yeah, I really like it. I like when you say, when you’re deciding specifically who to work with, don’t just think of the ups. Because I think that’s what a lot of us do. It’s like, “Whoa, if we build this startup then sell it for a hundred million dollars,” well, you could basically, at that point, do it with anyone. It’s really easy to get along when everything is done and going great. It’s the hundred times that things fail in front of you that you don’t want to continue. That’s when you need to know how these people you’re surrounding yourself with are going to be.
Mike Belsito: Right.
Jonny Nastor: It’s a smart way to look at it.
Mike Belsito: Yeah, and I want to make sure that that I’m just as passionate as that other person and vice versa, right? We have to have that same level of passion. Otherwise, it’s just not going to work out. Expectations will be misaligned from one person, whether it’s me or the other person. I guess that’s the way I look at it.
Jonny Nastor: Excellent. Okay, Mike. There is this sort of idea that I’ve been working with, that I’m calling ‘the entrepreneurial gap,’ which, especially when we still have so much time ahead of us to do big things still, we are constantly looking and walking towards the horizon. We’re setting goals three months, six months, a year, five years down the road. As we get close to those goals, usually before we even hit them, we set five more loftier goals. “I’ll always be happier, I’ll always be more successful, I’ll always be more satisfied with myself and what I’ve accomplished in the future when I do this.”
We fail to stop and turn around and look at all the accomplishments we made to this date. We never really just stop today and be like, “Man, Mike, like I’ve done a lot. That’s impressive. If I would have known 5 years ago, where I would be today, I’d be really, really shocked with myself.” We’re always looking forward, never back. Mike, could I get you to stop right now, look back, and tell me how you feel about what it is you have accomplished to right now?
How and Why to Remember Your Accomplishments
Mike Belsito: I’m incredibly proud of the things that I’ve accomplished. You’re right in that I rarely take a look back in that context. I rarely take a look back to say, “Here are the things that I’ve accomplished,” but I do try to leave little reminders for myself about some of the things that I have done. An example is that I created a product with a friend of mine. It was a small consumer accessory for the iPhone. It’s called the App Stand. Basically, it’s a picture frame for your iPhone. This was not a big giant company that we created. It was simply kind of a two-person side gig type of product. We challenged ourselves: can we come up with an idea? Can we just execute the idea? Can we bring this idea to life on our own?
We did it in seven months’ time. But one reminder that I set for myself was that, “Hey, we could do that. I can take an idea, and I can actually create it into something tangible.” I have that App Stand, even though it was really designed for the first version of the iPhone. I have it in my dining room, along with all sorts of other pictures of family. I have a picture of me and Kurt, that person, in the App Stand. The App Stand kind of was I think is just a regular picture frame, not even picture frame for my iPhone.
When I look up at that, it’s just a reminder of myself, not only for the fun time that Kurt and I had designing and developing that specific product, but just a fact that if I find myself in a time where I am hitting my head up against the wall or I’m doubting myself, I could look up there. It’s proof right in my house that I can take an idea and do something with it. For me, I think it’s cool to have those reminders. I think any time we can think of ways to kind of set those reminders up for ourselves that, “Hey, as much as you want to do in the future, you have made an accomplishment. Look, here is that accomplishment.”
For other people, it might not be a physical product, but for me, that’s one way I try to look back and take a look at some of the success. I mean, just take a look at some of the things that I am proud of.
Jonny Nastor: Nice, I love it. Well said, Mike. Mike, we’ve got to talk about you and about businesses you’ve started in passing, but could we leave by you telling the listeners specifically where they could go find out more about you please?
I actually wrote a book. It’s called Startup Seed Funding for the Rest of Us. It’s more about the process of finding seed capital if you’re not in a place like Silicon Valley. That’s at SeedFundingBook.com. And then people who want to reach out, they have a question, just want to email me directly, you could email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those are probably the best places to find me right now.
Jonny Nastor: Very cool. Twitter, MikeBelsito.com, and SeedFundingBook.com, plus email direct access to Mike. That’s awesome. I have a link to all of those in the show notes for everyone so they’re very, very easy to find. Mike, thank you so much for you taking the time to stop by with us today. I really do appreciate it. Please just keep doing what you’re doing, man, because it’s really awesome to watch.
Mike Belsito: Thank you. I appreciate that and thanks for the chance to tell my story, Jon.
Jonny Nastor: Absolutely my pleasure, Mike. Mike, thank you so much for taking the time to join me. That was a lot of fun. I think we really hit it off. I guess it’s that small-town, outside-the-Valley type thing. Still in startups, still trying to create cool businesses, but not stuck in that whole Silicon Valley thing. It’s relatable to me, Mike. I liked it. Thanks so much.
What do you think? Mike is a smart guy, isn’t he? He is. He said a lot of smart things, didn’t he? He did. He said one thing. One thing. Did you get it? Did you hear it? Let’s do it. Let’s find the hack.
Mike Belsito: … Alexis, one of the co-founders from Reddit, but it was that “sucking at something is the first step at being great at it.” I might have butchered that quote, but the sentiment I totally agree with. If you don’t take that first step, even in that moment where you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing, you’ll never get to the point where you’re actually going to be really great at something.
Jonny Nastor: That’s the hack. Yes, Mike. Thank you. You know what? I just have to mention it, but it’s awesome that the quote is about sucking at something, and then you even completely butcher the quote. I didn’t look up the quote, but who cares. I am no good at quoting things right now, but Mike is going to keep quoting stuff, and he’s going to get good at it.
The sentiment is right. The sentiment is absolutely right. Steli Efti — early on, around episode 20 or so — I’ll link to it in the show notes for you. But it’s an amazing conversation with him, and he said something I’d never thought of before as the metaphor of, when we’re kids, we don’t know how to walk, and we keep falling and falling and falling.
We don’t just stop and say, “I’m never going to walk.” We have this idea when we’re kids. We learn how to write. We learn how to speak. We learn how to draw. We learn how to play different games and do different stuff. We don’t care that we suck at it when we start. We don’t care that we constantly fail and hurt ourselves. We just keep trying it. Why do we lose that ability? We shouldn’t. We have to get that ability back.
You need that ability. You need the ability to completely suck at stuff and not care and be willing to do it, knowing that it’s sort of the process of getting good. It’s just how it works. Go back and listen to … my first episodes of this show aren’t that bad. I’ll give myself that credit.
I have other podcasts out there. Some of them are terrible. Terrible. I didn’t know how to speak into a microphone. I got all muddled and freaked out, but what did I do? Did I stop? No, if I would have stopped, I wouldn’t have had Hack The Entrepreneur. I wouldn’t have you listening. That’s amazing. It’s only because I didn’t give up.
Mike, that’s so true, and thank you for the quote. I will look the quote up, and I’ll put it in the show notes for people, because it’s a great quote. The idea is absolutely right. You have to suck at something before you can be good. It’s just the way it is. Just enjoy it.
Be happy sucking, and just laugh at yourself. Laugh at it, and know that you will be awesome one day, as long as you don’t give up. It’s awesome. Thanks, Mike. Thanks for coming on, man, and thanks for that hack because it was cool.
All right. This has been a lot of fun. It’s earl, mid-May right now. The end of May, the last week of May to June, I’m actually going to be heading out with my family. We’re driving from Ontario, so if you’re Canadian, or we might actually go to the States, down to Minneapolis and then across to Seattle. If you are somewhere between Minneapolis and Seattle or Ontario and Vancouver, you should email me or hit me on Twitter or something.
I’d love to stop in, have a coffee with you, and I’ll buy you a beer or something. I’d like to meet you. We’re driving. We’re pretty slow. It’s going to take us a week to get there because we’re not really in a rush. And if you’re in Vancouver, I’m going to be there all summer, spending three months out there with my family, hanging out, doing some work. I’ll still be doing episodes. Don’t worry, I’ll be recording out there. I got myself a nice office and stuff. It’s going to be fun, but I’ll be there, Seattle and Vancouver, hanging out for a few months. Reach out. I’d love to take you out for a coffee or whatever your drink is you like to drink. I’m up for any of them. I’m cool. It’s fine.
All right. Thank you so much again for everything, and for joining me today. I really do appreciate it. I know you have a lot of options, and I appreciate you taking the time with me. Until next time, please keep hacking the entrepreneur.