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The Unique Genius Superheroes Interview Series is about ordinary people who have created businesses they love around their purpose. They’ve found ways to combine enjoyment, money and meaning in their work.

I met Yanik Silver about two years ago, through Tim Ferriss, and immediately hit it off with him. Yanik’s purpose is to help himself and others “make more money, have more fun, give more back”.

Yanik single-handedly also catalyzed the shift of PebbleStorm from a blog into a business, by hosting me in a webinar with his audience back in March 2009 (Post about it: “Thanks for making the world more of a place I want to live“).

So – more about Yanik: he’s a serial internet entrepreneur – although he still considers himself a ‘techno dunce’. Starting from his one-bedroom apartment and with just a few hundred dollars, Yanik has built multiple 7-figure businesses.

Yanik most recently founded “Maverick Business Adventures”, which combines his love of business, adventure and awesome enterpreneurs.

Currently, Yanik’s most important missions are to help 1,000,000 young entrepreneurs (ages 13-23) to start or grow their own businesses by 2020 and to get his 2½ year old daughter, Zoe, potty trained.

Here are some of the topics we covered…

  • How he started his first business part-time (while working in medical sales), and turned it into a $8,000-$10,000 per month business before jumping ship to work full time on it
  • The 2×2 matrix he uses to plan moving into new markets or building new products
  • How Yanik’s money motivation shifted with success (away from Rolex watches and cars)
  • The two things that REALLY matter in life
  • How he manages his time with multiple businesses and a family

And more, of course! This interview was longer than usual, because we had such a good time and covered so many interesting areas 🙂

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More about Yanik Silver

Some of his blog posts that I highly recommend starting with or that we mentioned in the interview:

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3 Responses to “Unique Genius Superhero Interview: Yanik Silver, Founder Maverick Business Adventures”

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  2. Andreas Says:

    Awesome! Keep it up! I listen to all your interviews on the train. I even created a tab in my gmail where I put your audios.

    Looking forward to talk to you soon!

  3. jayant Hudar Says:

    Hi Yanik,
    great to hear from you. after a Long time
    since underground series promotions.
    Iam sure Iam going to enjoy the interviews.

    eben Pagens audio is giving some error.

    all the best

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