Episode 107

Published on:

17th Jan 2023

Andy Tran | A Career Born from YouTube

In today's episode of The Higher Standard, Chris and Saied sit down with Andy Tran, photographer, YouTuber and owner of Andy's Cuts Barbershop, a classic barbershop specializing in modern and old-school haircuts, based out of Fountain Valley, California.

Andy explains his path to creating Andy's Cuts, from running down a YoutTube 'rabbit hole' looking for hairstyle inspiration to finally deciding to enter barber college and learn to do it for himself.

They discuss the now-famous 10,000 hour rule, and how Andy realized that to be successful, he had to work harder and put in more time than anyone else.

Andy shares the lessons he learned opening his barbershop, and the many steps necessary when opening a brick-and-mortar location - steps that many new business owners fail to think about prior to opening.

They also discuss Andy's OTHER career as a photographer, one born out of YouTube, where he discusses camera equipment and photography with his 5K+ subscriber base.

Join Chris, Saied and Andy for this fascinating and informative conversation.


What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • Andy's path from YouTube viewer to photographer/hairstylist/YouTube personality
  • The importance of the 10,000 hour rule.
  • The lessons Andy learned working (and negotiating) with large companies interested in his YouTube videos.
  • Why Andy wants to set up the barbershop so that it can run without him and he can focus on content creation.
  • And so much more...


Andy's Cuts

Andy's Cuts Instagram

Andy Tran YouTube

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About the Podcast

The Higher Standard
This isn’t a different standard, it’s the higher standard.
Welcome to the Higher Standard Podcast, where we give you ultra-premium, unfiltered truth when it comes to building your wealth and curating the lifestyle of your dreams. Your host; Chris Naghibi is here to help you distill the immense amount of information and disinformation out there on the interwebs and give you the opportunity to choose a higher standard for yourself. Sit back, relax your mind and get ready for a different kind of podcast where we elevate your baseline with crispy high-resolution audio. This isn't a different standard. It's the higher standard.

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Christopher Naghibi

Christopher M. Naghibi is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Crown Inc. and Black Crown Law APC, a disruptive collective of attorneys, property managers, real estate agents and contractors who handle home sales and purchases, commercial and multifamily real estate brokerage, primarily for high net-worth and celebrity clients.

His team has over 20 years of experience, 1000+ satisfied clients, $10 million in recovered costs for clients, and in excess of $20 billion dollars in closed transactions.

As a licensed attorney, real estate broker, general contractor, and now Top 100 podcast host, Chris aims to provide free financial education that allows people to take control and democratize fear in the financial world.