1. How to Make Friends with Nick Gray, Episode #171 Larry Sprung, Mitlin Financial, Nick Gray 37:08

Nick Gray is an entrepreneur and best-selling author who started and sold—not one—but two successful companies: Flight Display Systems and Museum Hack. Over 75,000 people have watched his TEDx talk about why he hates most museums. 

He’s also the author of “The 2-Hour Cocktail Party, a step-by-step handbook” that teaches you how to build big relationships by hosting small gatherings. 

He’s been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and New York Magazine called him a host of “culturally significant parties.”

Listen in for some great takeaways about Nick’s journey of building and selling successful companies and using his love of cocktail parties to help make friends and grow businesses.

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in…

  • Learn more about entrepreneur Nick Gray [2:25] 
  • How Nick become the Founder of “Museum Hack” [3:58]
  • Successfully growing and selling Museum Hack [6:09]
  • Learn to “hook” your audience in just three seconds [11:05] 
  • Learn more about Nick’s book, “The 2-Hour Cocktail Party” [15:43] 
  • Check out our book, “Financial Planning Made Personal” [17:37] 
  • Can you share why you wrote the book and what its message is?
  • How someone who sucks at networking becomes the life of the party [19:53] 
  • How can growing your network of “loose connections” help you succeed? [23:42] 
  • What hosting a 2-hour cocktail party entails [26:00] 
  • Renting an entire indoor waterpark for his 40th birthday [31:33]
  • What Nick did today that put him in the right mindset for success [32:48]

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Lawrence “Larry” Sprung, CFP® is a husband, father, entrepreneur and mental health advocate.

Larry is the author of the Amazon Bestselling book “Financial Planning Made Personal” and the also host of the Mitlin Money Mindset™ a podcast that reminds you to ask yourself “What did you do today that brought you joy?®”

In 2004 he founded Mitlin Financial, Inc. naming the firm memory of Larry’s wife’s grandfather, Mitchell, and his mother, Linda. During his career, Larry has found that a lot of industry terms and concepts can seem confusing to outsiders. That’s why he works with the families he serves to break down complex financial topics into easy-to-understand concepts.

In recognition of Larry’s significant contributions to his profession, he has received quite a few awards. In 2021, Larry was named to the Investopedia 100 Top Advisors in 2021 and was even more humbled to make their Top Ten list for 2022.

Outside the office, one of Larry’s greatest passions is raising awareness for mental health. He spent over 12 years serving on the National Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and sits on its financial and investment committees. With his wife, Denise, he has raised more than $1.7 million for the organization through the Keith Milano Memorial Fund. The fund was created in memory of his brother-in-law.

Larry values his family tremendously and his desire to do right by his wife and two sons drives who he is in and out of the office.