Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

Michael O'Neal was guest number seven on the "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" Podcast. He is continuing to do great things as a leader in the world of podcasting, and his show is has continued to be a top ranked business podcast.

In this episode Michael shares his thoughts on being a solopreneur, and tells more of his own journey to success. He founded his podcast as a way to reach people and talk with people in a variety of industries. His show has not only become a core part of his business, but it has opened up countless doors and allowed him to build his network and brand.

It is rarely easy to be a solopreneur. There are many upsides, but there is many tough parts as well. His efforts to reach success has taken a long time. You cannot just create courses to get rich on a new platform without having experience. Too many people jump on the band wagon of Periscope (or other new tools) and try to sell classes on how to get rich, without having ever gotten rich using that tool.

Michael would not want to be launching a podcast in today's environment. It is so competitive, and it is hard to convert people to listen in a world with so many people hosting shows. It is very noisy out there. His show is about to hit the three year mark, and the Solopreneur Hour now has nearly 3 million download (and is growing). He wants people to know it is slow growth if you want to reach success, and you need to honor what has come before (for podcasts, it is old media: TV, radio, film, etc...). As the skill sets of podcasters gets better, the more people will listen to podcasts.

This is a great conversation that will inspire you to embrace your own journey as an entrepreneur, solopreneur, or anyone with the entrepreneurial spirit.

Direct download: CTED_170.mp3
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