“Money was never the goal; it was freedom. I just wanted to be able to not go to work.” – Shay Carl
This is another special in-betweenisode. It’s a little shorter than the normal long-form episodes, and it features a Q&A with Shay Carl (@shaycarl).
If you missed our first interview, Shay’s story is incredible. He was a manual laborer for ages and uploaded his first YouTube video while on break from his job.
Flash forward to today:
- His SHAYTARDS channel now has roughly 2.3 BILLION views. Celebs like Steven Spielberg have appeared alongside Shay and his family.
- He co-founded Maker Studios, which sold to Disney for nearly $1 billion.
- He has been married 13 years and has five kids.
- He has lost more than 100 pounds since his overweight peak.
This time around, he answers listener questions in the way only he can, such as:
- How to grow a YouTube following from scratch.
- The future of ad revenue and sponsorship.
- How he balances capturing the moment vs. experiencing the moment.
- His greatest obstacles in life.
- Lessons learned as a father.
- And much, much more.
If you only have 5 minutes, learn how having more money changed Shay’s life.
I also wanted to announce my new book, Tools of Titans (Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Amazon). It’s the culmination of the last two years of this podcast. It’s made up of my favorite takeaways, the lessons I’ve learned, and the tools I’ve applied to my own life from all of the guests on this show, including some new guests you’ve not yet met.
Consider it the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure guide to optimizing your life — it’s got everything from finance to physical performance!
Please enjoy this round two with Shay Carl.
- Listen to it on iTunes.
- Stream by clicking here.
- Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as.”
Want to hear another interview with Shay Carl? — Listen to his first appearance on the podcast. In this episode, we discuss the most important decisions in his life, stories he’s never shared before, and his favorite tips for creating on YouTube (stream below or right-click here to download):
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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.
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