Hello Shareable community! Here we are again, finally nearing the end of April, and we’ve got Matt Miller in the house!
Matt graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1989 and was an Air Force pilot for 9 years.Post-military, Matt worked in both the medical and advertising fields as a top performer. His long-term desire was to start a business to build a lifestyle based on freedom and choice. A conversation with a good friend led him on a 10-year business quest that has brought Matt’s franchising company to the cutting edge of both the vending and school fundraising industries. Starting with an investment of $100 he has built School Spirit Vending into a multi-million dollar vending business.
Friends, Matt’s a pretty interesting dude with a complicated entrepreneurial journey, as they tend to be. We get into his setbacks, and how he used technology and advice from meaningful relationships to overcome them. We also got to talk about the cool stuff he does besides running a franchise and raising over 4 million dollars for schools like his comic book company. There? Ya hooked? Okay good, now go listen.
- Running time: 30:15
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How Matt uses tech:
Matt is admittedly less tech-savy than our typical guest, giving himself a 5/6 on the scale. But today, he’s much more likely to try something new simply by osmosis via the people he surrounds himself with. Although thinking about the vast interwebs may make Matt’s head hurt, adding content to it seems to be no trouble for him. He’s got three podcasts, a blog, and a comic book company! Very rad.
What he wishes he’d learned earlier:
Set higher goals.
What is the skill of the future:
Past. Present. Future. This is a timeless skill: To know how to build relationships.
Apps in his Dock:
Phone, Outlook, Messages, & iTunes (but really Spotify)
One app he can’t live without:
Last Social Media left standing:
One book you should read:
E-Myth Mastery by Michael E. Gerber
How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The ability to not sleep/endurance
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Shoutout to Aaron Walker! If you missed his episode, click here to listen. He has a truly impactful story, so we totally understand Matt’s connection to him.
Marlon and Percy Comic Book Series and if you’d like to buy the 7-Comic Bundle use code APEBUNDLE for 40% of the cover price!
CONNECT WITH JEFF
- Email Jeff
- @JGibbard on Twitter
- Jeff on Facebook
- Jeff on Linkedin (make sure to introduce yourself)
- Jeff on Instagram
- Jeff on Snapchat
CONNECT WITH MATT
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Caroline, our Producer.
Thanks for everything you do to make this show happen.
Ray, our Audio Engineer.
Thanks for cleaning up our voices and adding all that sexy production value.
Independent Comic Book Companies.
Ya’ll just go support independently produced media. It’s these media makers that challenge the narratives set forth by bigger companies, and allow all kinds of people to be represented and all kinds of fans to see themselves in their favorite heroes.