Building a Secondary Income, Fundraising for Schools, and Changing the Future with Matt Miller [PODCAST 53]

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Building a Secondary Income, Fundraising for Schools, and Changing the Future with Matt Miller [PODCAST 53]


How could your life change if you had a secondary passive income coming in every month?


What would it mean to you if you could make enough money through your business efforts to make a real difference in the world?


Today’s guest, Matt Miller, has built his business on the idea that everyone needs a side income stream that enables them to move their life to the next level. He’s the owner and leader behind School Spirit Vending, a vending company that has created the dream life Matt has always wanted and is also bringing about powerful change in the educational system in the US…by empowering schools to effectively raise funds for much needed resources, materials, and programs. Matt’s a down to earth guy who’s got a great opportunity to share with you, so be sure you listen to this episode of Growth to Freedom.

Leaving the Air Force and blazing a new trail, Matt Miller wasn’t sure what he would do.

But he knew that he didn’t want to be in another situation where someone was always telling him what to do. Deep inside was a desire for freedom, a desire to chart his own course and live a life of freedom and independence. After selling products online through eBay and Amazon for years, Matt believed that there had to be a better way. When a friend at church mentioned vending machines, Matt was all ears. He figured the machines did most of the selling once they were in place, and that was all it took to peak his interest.

The rest is history. Matt has now built his own company, School Spirit Vending, centered around the idea of passive income providing security, flexibility, and wealth, coupled with a belief that he has been placed on the planet to make a difference.

And more than all of that, Matt is excited that his business model is transferable, which means that he’s able to help other families find the lifestyle of freedom and impact that he’s found through vending opportunities. On this episode of Growth to Freedom Matt shares how a vending business could be the exact source of income many families are looking for, and provides a way for you to get a free copy of his book, “Live Your Dreams” that outlines the opportunity and impact a vending business can provide.


Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn in this show:

  • [0:31] Who is Matt Miller?
  • [3:11] How to move from here to there;
  • [6:50] Some of the best leadership traits Matt learned in the military;
  • [13:01] Why Matt didn’t take the typical path of becoming an airline pilot after the air force;
  • [16:48] Matt’s biggest frustration with the entrepreneurial journey;
  • [19:16] The insight from Warren Buffett: Delayed Gratification;
  • [20:51] Boundaries and systems for maximum productivity;
  • [25:40] How to create a blueprint to hit and achieve your goals;
  • [31:55] What Matt was known as in High School;
  • [32:30] The power of Gratitude;
  • [33:40] The key strategies Matt wants to share with his children;
  • And much more…


Get in touch with Matt Miller

Website: OR for your free book, “Live Your Dreams.”

Email: Matt (at)
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