During the course of doing this podcast I have had the pleasure of speaking with a wide variety of guests, all of which having their unique stories that are nothing but a pleasure to listen to. But every once in a while I have a guest that blows my mind with their incredible wisdom, experiences and advice. Jared Falk is a guest that fits this description to a T.
Because of the unique opportunity to speak with someone that holds so much experience on this kind of scale, I had to take advantage of this and create a unique and deep podcast episode. This episode will resonate with people who are building their own brand online and the conversation we have about this topic is incredibly realistic. I personally hope that people will reflect on their personal efforts and feel encouraged that there is a process and Jared outlines, indirectly, what to expect with your own ventures. This is probably the most valuable aspect of this interview and what to take with you and keep reminding yourself.
In this podcast we take it from the ground up with how Jared and Rick Kettner got this project up and running. The level of risk that was assumed in creating Drumeo, which is a name that was chosen much later, is kind of insane. Borrowing money from his brother and maxing out his credit cards, Jared put it all on the line. He was either going to succeed or crash and burn. Jared is a risk taker though and most successful people are. People do one of two things, play it safe or they put themselves at great risk for great rewards. To hear where Drumeo started and where it is now is nothing short of incredible.
I absolutely found it necessary to question Jared on his thoughts with online education. Not to set him up in anyway, but Drumeo is widely regarded as the most successful brand in this segment of the industry and I had to ask his opinion on this subject. What he says is both positive and negative in a sense but all his feedback is very objective.
In this episode Jared and I share a lot of laughs, deep thoughts and overall amazing rapport. For someone who’s time is limited and brand is so large, he remains approachable and truly humble about his person. As a quick little side note, I want to say that Jared is standing proof that with enough willpower, patience and strategy, you can do great things.