Overcoming The Fear Of Starting with Adrian Brambila - #62

Adrian Brambila is a digital entrepreneur, teacher, and competitive dancer who has worked with the likes of T-Pain and other successful entrepreneurs. On this episode of The Formula Podcast, Trevor Carlson sits down with one of Iowa’s most successful digital marketers to discuss his background and how he learned to create a digital marketing agency through experimentation.

Adrian speaks about non-traditional college and a variety of options one can take in order to learn how to be a digital marketer. He also speaks about his time with T-Pain as a touring dancer, and how that experience changed his life forever.

On this episode, we discuss:

- How Adrian got into dancing

- Why Adrian decided to use his free time during college to explore different things and learn new skills

- What happened when Adrian, a living room dancer, did an open audition for T-Pain

- Tips for winning a dance battle

- How as soon as Adrian went on tour, he realized he didn’t want to be a professional dancer

- The moment when T-Pain released a song and got 1 million downloads in minutes

- How Adrian started posting dance videos and tutorials on YouTube

- How Adrian struggled to get interviews let alone a job after graduating

- The time when Adrian sent his resume on a pizza box

- Why people don’t want to hire people with experience in nontraditional businesses

- How do you learn about digital marketing?

- Why Adrian started doing experiments in selling things online as marketing for his agency

- What makes Adrian’s marketing classes are different from other online courses

- How to get started learning about online marketing

- How everyone has the time to learn something

- Why Adrian makes a point of traveling abroad regularly

- Why traveling can give you a different perspective

- The advantages of the mobile lifestyle over stationary one

- How Adrian loves working for himself over have a 9 to 5

- What Adrian does every day to make his day feel like a win

- Why The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod impacted Adrian

- Some takeaways from Adrian

“I learned within the first week that I did not want to be a professional dancer. And that was a big shock to me, because part of going to school is trying to figure out your vocation and dance was so new to me I was really considering the idea that I was going to be a full-time dancer.”

“If you know how to sell online, you’ll never need a job”

“What if I created these very public experiments to sell random stuff online and sell a lot of them. And I’m going to use that as my PR, as my buzz to market.”

“I think everyone does have the time to learn something new. And I think, right now, the death of that, is Facebook scrolling”

“I feel like I was constantly reading, constantly taking courses and I wasn’t taking enough action every day.”

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