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Released weekly on Mondays, the Treps Journey Podcast is hosted by Jared Paul (JP) and Ben Cooper. They share week-to-week updates on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur, and provide meaningful insight into the knowledge, skills, tools and mentality needed to achieve success!

Released weekly on Mondays, the Treps Journey Podcast is hosted by Jared Paul (JP) and Ben Cooper. They share week-to-week updates on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur, and provide meaningful insight into the knowledge, skills, tools and mentality needed to achieve success!
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Released weekly on Mondays, the Treps Journey Podcast is hosted by Jared Paul (JP) and Ben Cooper. They share week-to-week updates on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur, and provide meaningful insight into the knowledge, skills, tools and mentality needed to achieve success!




#020: The Importance Of Taking Action

Description: “You could have all the knowledge in the world, but if you just sit on your couch and watch Netflix and do nothing with it, that knowledge is worthless, because you didn’t act on it. It’s not power. Knowledge is only powerful if it is put to use.” – Jared Paul In entrepreneurship, and in life, one of the hardest things to do is to actually take action. This could be in regards to opening your own business or any other change you want to see in your life. In this week’s...


#019: Life As A Digital Nomad - Part 2

Description: As the Treps Journey team continues their path through the world of being a digital nomad, Jared updates us on life in Medellín, Colombia. You’ll also hear about how a mounting list of to-dos can cause serious stress. And lastly, we begin to hear stories of how the digital nomad lifestyle can suck you in and keep you forever. Beware! ;) Selected Resources and Links from the Episode: · Bear Tunnel - VPN Service · · Hubspot · Show Notes: · Ben...


#018: Life As A Digital Nomad

Description: In today’s technology-fueled world, the ability to work from anywhere around the globe has become increasingly easier. Enter: The rise of the Digital Nomad! In this episode, the guys dive into the first couple weeks of Ben’s transition to living in South-East Asia. They discuss the benefits of moving abroad, the tools and tactics being used to help, and the difficulties that have surfaced. Selected Resources and Links from the Episode: · for phone service while...


#017: Setting Big Scary Goals!

Description: "Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing." – Muhammad Ali Setting goals is an activity most businesses do; but for new entrepreneurs, it can be a difficult task to embark upon. The typical...

#016: What Is "Success" for You?

Description: In the world of entrepreneurship, it can be a slippery slope comparing yourself to every other business around. One of the most difficult things is balancing between financial success, and what you may view as the right lifestyle. As a new entrepreneur, taking time to define both success and failure can be one of the most helpful exercises you can go through. In this week’s episode, JP and Ben discuss how they define success and failure, and talk about some of the ways it...

#014: Launch Day For Treps Journey

Description: It’s the official launch day for the Treps Journey Podcast. Jared and Ben are excited about the launch, and dive into the things they have been doing to prepare, as well as the tactics they will be using over the coming weeks to promote the show. The guys also discuss how they define “success” for the show. Resources and Links: · · · Show Notes: · Ben and Jared reveal big news to everyone and update on what’s going on. [0:35] ·...


#013: Is Creating A Work-Life Balance Possible?

Description: “In the beginning stages of any entrepreneurial venture you need to outsource and delegate so you can do more. As you become successful and grow, you need to outsource and delegate so you can do less.” – Jared Paul As JP and Ben’s different ventures begin to pick up steam they start to encounter the inevitable challenge of trying to create a work-life balance. In this episode, the guys discuss how they view the concept of a work-life balance, the strategies they are using...


BONUS Episode: New Years Resolutions?

Description: “A goal without a plan is just a dream.” As 2017 is coming to a close, JP and Ben discuss the tactics they use to set effective goals. They talk about what defines a strong goal, tactics they use to help them achieve as much as possible, and they also dive into some specific experiences they’ve had over the years. So, do you have a goal you’ve been meaning to tackle? Maybe there is something important that you’ve been pushing off? Or maybe this is the year you decide to...


#012: Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?

Description: “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford In this episode, JP and Ben get away from the typical show format and go “off-the-cuff.” They dive into some important topics such as: · What is life on the road like as a digital nomad? · How being a “Trep” gives you a sense of freedom, but also increased responsibility. · The psychological battle most people have when asking themselves if they can be an entrepreneur. · How to properly evaluate if...


#011: Pivoting Is For Winners!

Description: “Don’t hold onto a bad idea just because it was your original idea.” – Ben S. Cooper As entrepreneurs work through the early phases of their business, it can be a confusing time. You have a lot of new information constantly coming in that can sometimes point you in a different direction. Unfortunately, the idea of changing course, or “pivoting” can often be looked down upon by the world of venture capital and the likes. So, what is the right decision? Do you stay the...


#010: To Partner or Not to Partner, That Is The Question

Description: New entrepreneurs launching a business will often be faced with a big question: Should you partner, or should you go it alone? On this week’s episode, the guys discuss and evaluate the benefits of partnering with others for your business venture. They go over the pros and cons, discuss their experiences so far, and hit upon some reasons why you definitely don’t want to partner. They also go over the important things that are an absolute must if you do decide to...


#009: Downsizing For Growth

Description: “You’ve got to be able to take a couple steps back in your lifestyle, so you can take giants leaps forward in your life.” – Jared Paul When you are preparing to launch your own business, it is absolutely crucial to have your financial “house” in order. Whether you want to save up money to give you a long runway, cut down your expenses, or both; you’ll need to make sure you have a clear plan. In this episode, the guys discuss the steps they’ve taken in order to prepare for...


# 008: Marketing For The New Entrepreneur

Description: “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” Marketing can be an overwhelming endeavor. With the rise of social media platforms and strategies such as content marketing, a new entrepreneur can easily get lost in the sea of options that are available. The important thing to realize is you have to be measured and focused in your approach, but also willing to pivot. In this week’s episode, the guys discuss their early experiences with marketing, and get into topics...


#007: Using Target Marketing To Increase Success

Description: “If you try to please everyone, you’ll end up pleasing no one.” One of the biggest struggles for new entrepreneurs is the battle between the long-term vision for their company, and the ability to bring in short-term revenue. All businesses need money to stick around, but is your current opportunity the best thing for your business in the long-term? JP and Ben talk about their struggles with successfully implementing a target-marketing plan, and how specific mistakes have...


#006: How To Prioritize Like A Champion

Description: “Life is long if you know how to use it.” - Seneca If you’re struggling to find enough time to accomplish everything you want, it could be due to an inability to properly prioritize. In this episode, JP and Ben discuss their top 5 tips for how they effectively prioritize, and how you can begin accomplishing all that you wish you were. Show Notes: · The guys catch up on the last week. [0:36] · The guys get into this week’s topic, “how to prioritize,” and discuss how this...


#005: Your Most Precious Asset

Description: “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Sir Isaac Netwon In the hectic maze of entrepreneurship, it is easy to get lost amongst the mountains of meetings, phone calls, and never-ending to-do lists. Without a doubt, time is your most precious asset. If you don’t put a high value on your time, don’t expect others to do it for you. In this episode, JP and Ben dive into the importance of picking the right clients, the ramifications of working...


#004: Team Trep's 3-Month Recap

Description: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” – Mike Tyson As JP and Ben near the 3-month mark in their Treps Journey, they look back on what has happened and try to assess where they could have done better out of the gates. The guys break down where they made mistakes and offer ideas for Treps nearing the launch of their businesses for how they can make the first 3 months as successful as possible. Show Notes: · The guys catch up on the past week. [0:38] ·...


#003: Creating Your Personal Vision

Description: “Motivated people who are competitive and work hard are going to be successful in almost anything they put their minds to. People often refer to success as “reaching the mountaintop.” My advice is to make sure you are picking the right mountain to climb. You don’t want to get to the top of the mountain, look out to the horizon, and not like what you see.” – Jared Paul Creating a Personal Vision isn’t just some random exercise you go through because it was discussed in a...


#002: Do You Know Your "Why"?

Description: Have you ever found yourself in a rut, trying to recapture the motivation to keep pushing through the difficult times? Inevitably, any small-business owner will have highs and lows on their journey through entrepreneurship. The important thing is to be able to stay focused when times are tough, and keep working toward your goals. In this episode, the guys discuss the importance of understanding your “why” for what you are doing by creating a Personal Vision. If properly...


#001: Two Entrepreneurs Walk Into a Bar...

Description: Opening your own business is a daunting idea for most people. You can feel like you’re alone on an island with no one around to help. On top of the terror from leaving your 9-5 job, you now have to figure out all of the ins and outs of starting and running your own business. Ultimately, this is what stops a lot of people from acting on their dreams. Enter “Treps Journey.” As the podcast kicks off the guys discuss their vision for Treps Journey and how it will help other...


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