#56 – Air Force Pilot Turns a $36 Candy Machine into an 8-Figure Vending Business

On today’s episode, I have an amazing interview that I know you’ll get some value out of. My guest is an entrepreneur located down in Texas, and although he’s running a successful business these days, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, for almost 10 years, he was an air force pilot flying all over the world.

But after you hear his story, as well as the ups and downs along the way, you’ll understand why he transitioned into something completely different: vending machines.

He took a simple concept, found an industry that could benefit from his idea, found success with it, created a franchise program, and has been scaling the business ever since.

If you’ve ever thought about starting a business on the side, but you don’t know where to start, and you’re really looking for a proven business model to get you going, that isn’t going to take up all your spare time, this episode is definitely for you.

Or maybe you have plans to quit your full-time job and want to switch careers altogether, but you want more freedom and flexibility instead of working another boring 9-5 job. Well, this episode is also for you too.

And even if you aren’t looking to become a franchisee or quit your job or whatever, I know you’ll still love hearing all the details of this story, and I bet you’ll learn some important life lessons regardless.

Plus, if you stick around til the end (or scroll down this page), there’s a free gift for everyone that’s listening. And it might get you even more interested in this type of business after you check it out.

Anyways, I’ve been excited to share this one with you for awhile, so let’s just dive right into it. Here’s my conversation with Matt Miller. Enjoy!

I hope you loved this episode, and if you did, be sure to subscribe to the podcast and leave a quick review!


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Everything mentioned

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
School Spirit Vending
School News Guru
School Zone Podcast
Marlin and Percy
Outliers: The Story of Success
Andrea Lake interview
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results


Best quotes from this episode

There are very few mistakes that you can make that you can’t recover from.

Too many people are getting ready to get ready to get ready to do something.

You only have to succeed one time to completely change your family’s financial future and to have an impact on society as a whole.

We were willing to stick with it and adjust along the way.

Inch by inch, everything’s a cinch. Yard by yard, everything’s hard.

Change takes time. Especially real and long-term change.

There’s no shortcut, just get excited in the journey.

I think we all take ourselves too seriously in a lot of ways.

Design business systems that support your life and not a life that supports your business.

I burned the ships. We were gonna make this happen. I had no choice.


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