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#7: December Preview
Spent the last week furiously recording podcast eps for the fellas.
Reputation Management feat. Corey Vandenberg (12/9/21)
Corey is an EXIT member and co-founder of Clixsy, a digital marketing and reputation management agency. He got into the business when the getting was good in the late ‘90s, but says it’s still a fairly open space. His plan if he had to rebuild the business today is as simple as building an attractive website, learning a handful of subscription marketing tools, and choosing a niche.
Corey also discusses his strategies to help clients drown out bad news, and has offered to share some of his threat analysis and planning tools with EXIT members. We are planning to roll those out as part of the EXIT Wiki later this week.
Junk Hauling feat. Ray Whitcomb (12/16/21)
Ray has owned Junk Removed Now, a junk hauling business in Colorado Springs, for nearly a decade. He started with a 50-year-old trailer and a borrowed truck – now he owns his own truck and storage facility, and employs five people. Because it’s an easy market to get started in, he’s constantly dealing with new entrants trying to undercut prices, but he thrives through a mix of people skills and ingenuity – identifying profitable jobs and finding (or creating) resale markets.
We also discuss his feelings about public education after dropping out of high school as a textbook unmedicated ADHD kid, and how he now approaches homeschooling with his own children.
The Mormon Colonies feat. Tiffany Langford (12/23/21)
Tiffany grew up in the Mormon colonies in Chihuahua and Sonora in Northern Mexico. For decades, her family has dealt with corrupt police, no-go zones, and the fear of stumbling upon cartel business – as well as a de jure ban on personal firearms. In 2019, nine members of her family were massacred by the cartels – possibly confusing them for a rival convoy, but more likely in retaliation for their extended clan’s resistance to cartel rule during the height of the drug war.
We discuss living under anarchotyranny in Mexico and in the US – the dangers, but also the advantages (and there are advantages).
EXIT hit 120 members this week. We have rolled out the EXIT Wiki and accountability groups so that we can more easily share expertise and support as we grow. EXIT members are finding business partners, investors, and job referrals. This phenomenon of parallel institutions is already beginning to worry our enemies. Their grip on the culture depends on normal people feeling isolated and threatened – but their grip is slipping.