Episode #9 – How to Kick Ass and WIN at Life w/ John Romaniello

I probably get this question a BAZILLION times per day…

“Daniel….How can I be successful??”


You don’t “become” successful.

You do a bunch of things…lots of them don’t work. Actually, most of them don’t work.

And with time, patience and grit…things slowly start to come together.

And of course…when I say this, the follow up question is usually something like….

“Yeah but what’s your SECRET.”


If I knew the answer I wouldn’t have written over 100 posts documenting my journey trying to figure it out!

Lol. I’m not really mad. You’re just reading this in a mean voice. Grrr  🙂

But seriously…

Everrrrrrryyyyyyybody wants to know the secret sauce to building a meaningful life and achieving financial success.

But it seems like only a select few want to do the work.

Why is that?

I brought someone on to help whip your ass into shape…body AND mind.

Oh…and we got your answer.

Welcome to Episode #9 of the Rich20Something podcast!

In the battle for Santa Monica, who will reign supreme?

John Romaniello (aka “Roman”) is an American entrepreneur, bestselling author, celebrity strength coach, and angel investor.

His book Engineering the Alpha: A Real World Guide to an Unreal Life, which debuted at #4 on the New York Times bestseller list in 2013, and his company, Roman Fitness Systems, annually pulls in millions.

Straight up, Roman is a beast.

His writing has been featured all over the world and his friends include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tim Ferriss, and Gary Vaynerchuk.

…I think it’s safe to say that he knows what he’s talking about.

Listen to today’s episode to learn how to create with URGENCY.


[7:47] Fulfillment is more important than efficiency

[10:35] Taking action and spending money is the key to making your own opportunities

[20:20] The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the next best time is today

[23:40] Growing up as a poor kid instilled a hunger in me

[26:58] Tupac produced more content in 2 years than most people do in a lifetime

[33:31] “This has to work. There is no plan B” – Busta Rhymes

[39:23] It takes courage to make a big transition

[42:37] Surround yourself with high-level people who believe in you

[46:15] Getting a participation trophy but still being expected to perform well

[47:14] Nurture plays a huge part in whether you manifest ambition

[54:51] He doesn’t believe he can slack off and have good things come to him

[55:09] It’s disrespectful to not do everything you can do

[1:01:22] Just because you are on your phone at dinner doesn’t mean you’re an asshole

[1:03:16] Most of the things that are worth doing are not fun to do

[1:06:52] How do you find a unique voice for your personal brand?

[1:09:16] Information is less important than presentation

>> Enjoy today’s episode.

Daniel DiPiazza

Daniel is the founder and CEO of Rich20Something. A millennial business mastermind, he has successfully started three consecutive freelance businesses and scaled them to over $100K in revenue with zero startup capital. His work is regularly featured in Time Magazine, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Fox News, and Yahoo! Business. His debut book, Rich20Something, publishes on May 2, 2017.