The PopSmoke Show

PopSmoke After Action

Matt Pagan, founder of PopSmoke

Matt Pagan, founder of PopSmoke

Meet Matt Pagan

Matt’s a Marine Corps veteran with a logistics background. Prior to that, he attended the Naval Academy where he wrestled and studied Quantitative Economics.

While in the Marine Corps he created the Total Pay app, and currently is making his dream come true starting, building, and growing PopSmoke.

About PopSmoke

At PopSmoke, we live to pickle the beast.

Pickle the beast once, and he will never have power over you again.

Pickle the beast once, and he will never have power over you again.

Listener Question by Anthony Pompliano, Facebook Product Manager:
Looks like you’re making progress with PopSmoke right now. What the biggest challenge you’re facing right now?

Show Notes

In today’s episode, Matt answers:

  • What made you want to start PopSmoke?
  • How long has it taken you to get where you are today?
  • What’s one mistake you have made starting PopSmoke?
  • What’s one thing you are doing really well right now?
  • What’s your favorite moment from the first ten shows?
  • How do you manage your time?


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  • On Writing [Stephen King]: One of the bestselling authors of all time reveals a practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have.


Success demands exposure.

Hustle for your last name, not your first.

Matt Pagan

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