The Solopreneur Hour Podcast with Michael O'Neal - Proudly Unemployable™

By Michael O'Neal Chats with Unemployable People like James Altucher, Adam Carolla, Jack Canfield, HInes Ward, and many more, in a format like Joe Rogan or Art of Charm

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Proudly Unemployable - Where host Michael O'Neal chats with other unemployable people like himself to learn how to take your skills and hobbies and turn them into a business. Nominated As "Best New Show of 2013" by Stitcher Radio, Our range of guests takes us from comedy, to acting, to the NFL, to UFC and MMA, to Top Music Stars, to Millionaires, to Business Experts, to Real Estate moguls, and everything in between. Guests like James Altucher, Adam Carolla, Hines Ward, Sam Jones, Tucker Max, Jonathan Fields, Derek Halpern, Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, John Lee Dumas, Chris Ducker, Chris Brogan, Guy Kawasaki, Mike Johnston, Rich Franklin, Jack Canfield, Michael Gerber, and many more, these casual conversations contain tons of action-inducing content wrapped up in an entertaining candy shell.
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Nov. 13, 2017 · transcript
Ever notice how the most successful people also DO the most with their days? Hugh Culver is no exception. (2017 Note: Be sure to check out Hugh's new brand which is "Business of Speaking" on http://hughculver.com) He spent 18 years growing a successful coaching, speaking and consulting business, Hugh is also a seminar leader and author. While he was racking up those achievements, he has also competed in 4 Ironmans, 10 marathons and won the world’s longest river race. Clearly he has a competitor’s blood in his veins. Now he has created yet another successful endeavor out of helping people become successful coaches, speakers, consultants, leaders and authors - only he helps them do it better and faster than he did. As one of nine children, Hugh became an entrepreneur from the age of 15. He has made millions and has made every mistake anyone could make along the way. In episode 647 he shares golden nuggets from his journey: * Micro-outsourcing: what is it, how do you do it and how will it help you be more successful? * His lessons from Ironman competitions * The trick to relaxing your busy solopreneur mind * The one question to ask yourself every day as a solopreneur that will move you forward. * Hugh offers his thoughts on how to make the best decisions with your money. * The key to starting a viable business, whatever your skill set and whatever your industry. There were so many great nuggets of gold on being productive, creative and how to get the most out of each day as a solopreneur. When you listen to this show, it’s easy to hear how and why Hugh has achieved so much in his lifetime. Listen in to hear his passion, conviction and lifelong wisdom. There’s plenty of great takeaways in the Evernote Moment and throughout the show, so enjoy! And after you've listened and loved what you heard, let Hugh know on Twitter and Facebook! Twitter - Click to Tweet Hugh! Facebook Evernote moment: Hugh's suggestions for the top 4 ways to really getting things done: * Take advantage of the mornings. * Time boundaries. Make yourself strategically unavailable for a portion of your day. * Blocking. Block off sections of your day for various tasks and use multiple Google calendars to do so. * Friday 15: Take 15 minutes on Friday and look at your list of what you're doing and check your progress. Find out what worked, what didn't work and what is holding you back. Look for opportunities to micro-outsource and then do it. Finally, review and revise for next week.  Resources from this episode: Experts Enterprise Eric Fisher from Beyond the To Do List Bufferapp.com Buffer blog focusatwill.com asana.com teespring.com/solohourshirt SoloLab: A Unique Kind of Mastermind Advanced Speaker Academy
Nov. 11, 2017
Free Coaching (Saturday, kinda)  from The Solopreneur Hour! If you're new and don't know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week's Q&A show join us in the Facebook group here or grab my free course called CONFERENCETOPIA.  Look for my post on Thursdays, write your question in the comments or respond to my weekly email, then listen in to the show on Friday! Thanks to every one of you for tuning in on a regular basis. Get your OWN ad on The Solopreneur Hour! See how to get your OWN Solopreneur Hour ad right here: http://solohouradvertising.com   Episode Resources The Art of The Interview Course Social Media Ninja Tactics The Solopreneur Hour on Facebook Want coaching with me? I Want SoloLab! The Solopreneur Hour on Twitter Proudly Unemployable, the Facebook group Leave a review of the show!
Nov. 8, 2017
One of the biggest challenges of doing online business, or running a podcast or youtube channel, is "finding your voice".  Sitting on a bench with Jordan Harbinger from Art of Charm, it was clearly evident that he was confident in his personality and his voice.  I suppose that's what you get when you do something for 10 years.   In this entertaining chat, we touch on being a good man, the reasons to not be everywhere online, when your brand hurts your growth, how Art of Charm doubled in downloads in the last year or so, stupid people, and the pay to play model on instagram. Find Jordan on The Art of Charm Podcast Follow Jordan on Twitter Follow Jordan on Instagram Get 50% off your entire web hosting order by using the promo code "solo50" at hostgator.com
Nov. 6, 2017
Sitting on a rooftop deck in Brisbane Australia, Foundr Founder (I couldn’t resist) Nathan Chan and I sit down for a chat about listening to your customers, providing “value”, transitioning Foundr from digital to hard copy, and of course, what’s working RIGHT NOW to grow your Instagram account.  (btw…he has over a million followers on IG) http://foundr.com/freemagazine Foundr on Instagram Hostgator.com “solo50” at checkout.
Nov. 4, 2017
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you're new and don't know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week's Q&A show join us in the Facebook group here or grab my free course called CONFERENCETOPIA.  Look for my post on Thursdays, write your question in the comments or respond to my weekly email, then listen in to the show on Friday! Thanks to every one of you for tuning in on a regular basis. Get your OWN ad on The Solopreneur Hour! See how to get your OWN Solopreneur Hour ad right here: http://solohouradvertising.com   Episode Resources The Art of The Interview Course Social Media Ninja Tactics The Solopreneur Hour on Facebook Want coaching with me? I Want SoloLab! The Solopreneur Hour on Twitter Proudly Unemployable, the Facebook group Leave a review of the show!
Nov. 1, 2017
Best of Episode: Natalie Sisson was the co-Founder of the successful startup Fundrazr when she packed it in, and packed up and decided to travel the world. That was over 3.5 years ago, and she's still traveling!  She's built a mega-successful online brand and has now been traveling (with no permanent home) teaching, podcasting, and writing.  We spend an hour chatting like old friends, even though we've just met. Sitting in San Diego "clinking" plastic wine glasses, we talked about her journey as the blogger of Womenz World to the evolution of The Suitcase Entrepreneur as a brand. Natalie mentioned the best ways to get "traction on your blog, and how to ensure you profit from every online course you design. We mentioned a million cool resources and links, including these: The You Economy - Tara Gentile http://www.taragentile.com/indie-economics/  Fundrazr - https://fundrazr.com/  Infusionsoft  - http://infusionsoft.com Get Response - http://getresponse.com Tweet Adder - http://www.itsaboutsocial.com/twitter Hootsuite - http://www.hootsuite.com Blogworld / New Media Expo - http://nmxlive.com/2014-lv/  Allie Brown Shine conference - http://www.alibrown.com/ab/live-events/  http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com @nataliesisson - twitter.com/nataliesisson http://www.Godaddy.com bizspora.com - https://www.bizpora.com/  leadpages - http://www.leadpages.net/products/  Commentcast - http://marti.ca/  Subscribe and Follow - http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/product/social-subscribe-and-follow-icons-wordpress-plugin/  FlightFox - https://flightfox.com/ 
Oct. 30, 2017
I met James Schramko when we both spoke at Tropical Think Tank (Chris Ducker's Event) in May of 2015.  James is a quiet dude, but has an almost childlike optimism about him.  He loves to surf, he loves his family, and he loves his time freedom.  Today we get to explore not only his journey to superfastbusiness.com, but we really lay down some groundwork for all of us to follow in his footsteps. Mike and James Discuss: * 10:05 Making time * 15:34 Patience and discipline * 25:05 Removing the jokers * 32:20 Post-it note system - Task transfer * 40:59 The Lunatic Millionaire * 47:50 My contrarian friend * 55:06 Full Tonk - Tulip Mania * 59:35 Speaking and Binary decision-making  "Doing the right things is more important than doing things right" - Peter Drucker James Schramko is the founder of the SuperFastBusiness.com a community for online business owners that offer support from other experienced business owners that have been through the same struggles as you. James discovered a lot of business strategies from his twenty-year career mastering small, medium and large ‘real’ business working for companies including Mercedes-Benz, Vodafone, and General Motors. Also in debt collection, Managing the sales, handling customer service. He got involved with different things where he realized that all of these have one thing in common. That is, building repeat referral customers are easier than looking for new clients. During the recession in the early 90's, James landed a job in debt collection. Debt collection involves talking to people over the phone and requesting them to settle their bills. Compared to reverse sales, where they already have the products and services, and now, they are obliged to pay. That said, it's harder to get the money because of this, and he has to work double time and discover ways on how to deal with these people even under pressure. This gave him the idea that he should be trying to help these people as well. In this kind of job, James learned that he has to partner with these people and make preparations in a way where he'd build trust to avoid the issue from getting worse, because if they fail to make payments, bad things will happen. So, it's critical to ensure that you're on the identical side with your customers and work with each other to be able to fix the problem. You would be a problem-solving machine in this industry. Eventually, James realized that there're some issues with having that kind of job, especially for those who has to support a family; just like him. He didn't like the idea of earning from one person, the idea of selling only a single product. He was running out of enthusiasm, and his earnings felt capped because, despite the fact that he was proficient at this and the largest paid person in his team. Benchmarking became one of his favorite techniques, and this inspired him to step out of his comfort zone. He started trying a little business before he moved to SFB. He tried everything from trading vanity license plates and marketing. When he started with his online gig, he was also the general manager of Mercedes-Benz during the day and an online marketer by night. His work involves commanding a large team of employees and it was a little difficult for him to focus on his “Internet” job. So, he had to spend several hours doing research and compiling every information that could help him. After discovering what worked, he began to succeed rapidly. At the start of his online career, he was making around $300,000 annually in his day job, and with his online business, he noticed that his income kept on adding within a couple of years. It went up to $400,000 and $450,000. After fully quitting his day job, he generated more than $100,00 within a single month. He started small that he only makes $49.25 on every sale of his product where he was affiliated. He'd make one sale every month,
Oct. 27, 2017
Free Coaching Friday from The Solopreneur Hour! If you're new and don't know how this works here goes: once a week I ask you to send me your questions and I answer them on Friday. If you want to be part of the fun for next week's Q&A show join us in the Facebook group here or grab my free course called CONFERENCETOPIA.  Look for my post on Thursdays, write your question in the comments or respond to my weekly email, then listen in to the show on Friday! Thanks to every one of you for tuning in on a regular basis. Get your OWN ad on The Solopreneur Hour! See how to get your OWN Solopreneur Hour ad right here: http://solohouradvertising.com   Episode Resources The Art of The Interview Course Social Media Ninja Tactics The Solopreneur Hour on Facebook Want coaching with me? I Want SoloLab! The Solopreneur Hour on Twitter Proudly Unemployable, the Facebook group Leave a review of the show!
Oct. 25, 2017
Today I had a chance to sit down in Temecula CA with "The King of The Skateparks" himself, Eddie Fiola.  BMX champion turned Hollywood Stuntman, Eddie took his talent for riding (and falling) to the big screen on such movies as The Hangover, Independence Day, The Italian Job, Indiana Jones, and more. In this episode, not only does Eddie talk about the beginning days of BMX, but what his transition was like to Hollywood, the origin of the EF Proformer Project (and maybe a special announcement....) and one of my favorite points:  Working on new tricks, or doing tricks you can do 100% of the time. I speak to that point at the beginning of the episode. Support Your Fellow Solopreneurs Get a KILLER website for your Solopreneur or Small Biz from Derek Steinmetz at Small Biz Website Pro.  Visit http://smallbizwebsitepro.com/solohour for "The Web Design Guide for Solopreneurs" and to connect with Derek. IT Consulting and growth strategies for your solopreneur or small biz.  If you're not a "techie", and you want your computers, networks, and security to run safely and smoothly, check out Terry Rossi's podcast and info at http://itprovidernetwork.com.
Oct. 23, 2017
Brooklyn native Pia Silva (https://worstofalldesign.com/) stops by the show today to talk about your brand...and how she loves it.  Her new book, Badass Your Brand: The Impatient Entrepreneur's Guide to Turning Expertise into Profit helps us create a unique brand out of your unique skillsets (kinda like we do around these parts). We dig into all kinds of cool stuff on this show, including a recurring theme you've heard many times before. Get Yourself Some HostGator 50% off your entire web hosting package by using the promo code "Solo50" at checkout. http://hostgator.com

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