Michael O’Neal went from a unique creative career of branding and web design into an entrepreneurial pursuit assisting solopreneurs, quickly becoming successful, building a business that took him into directions he didn’t foresee. We go over his journey and his motivations.
We discuss why a successful person, Michael O’Neal, gave up a good position as a branding guy and web designer and set out on his own into an entirely new venture?
What were the motivations that made him jump? You will hear in a casual conversation some of the things that made him feel unsatisfied and why he became a solo entrepreneur helping other ‘solopreneurs’.
Now, he is helping people and companies grow their brands within a grand scheme. You will hear how he morphed into this new career.
We discuss some of the common mistakes and mis-perceptions that people have about becoming an entrepreneur. Sometimes people have to understand and realize skills that they may not have known they have.
We discussed how you might not need all the skills for business but rather can find others to do some of that stuff. During these times, where Internet search, Google and Facebook are so prevalent, possibilities are exploding. People just need to know a little bit on how to find them. Unfortunately, people need to realize that there is a lower tolerance towards each other on many different topics, such as politics and religion. More than ever people have to be more conscious of their views. People take offense to easily.
Michael discusses how his show, the Solopreneur Hour, headed into some directions he did not expect, including his coaching program.
If you start something and then you monetize it, they’re going to be people who want to know how you did it and how to do it right. He didn’t expect that, but he discusses how the growing community let them in that direction.
Thomas mentions and reviews how he was urged to write a book and that led in a similar vein to his new ventures.
Michael gives an overview of what he believes is the future of podcasting demand both the positive and the cautious negative, the impending competition. We discuss the importance of quality in business and perceptions today.
In a casual manner, we discussed the importance of market positioning and your own basic analysis understanding and research of your market.
Michael discloses the things inside him that motivates them and how he pulls and jettisons himself out of that. He explains how he compares downward. We discussed how we both pull people out of down times. How to have a positive influence on others and how both to be a solopreneur as well as help solopreneurs.
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