Michael O'Neal chats with other unemployable icons and successful gamechangers 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. We talk crypto, NFT, entrepreneurship, small business, podcasting, authorship, and more!
867: From Engineer to Real Estate Investor, Patrick Grimes Wants Everyone To Invest On Main Street And Not Wall Street
Do you want to invest in real estate but don’t want to go through the entire process? Patrick Grimes is your guy. He’s the head of Invest on Main Street.
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About Patrick: A native Californian, Patrick is an avid traveler, mountaineer, kite surfer, and adventure sports enthusiast. He currently lives with his wife in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Patrick Grimes is a design engineer and CEO and Founder of Invest on Main Street, LLC. His real estate holdings include general partner ownership of a multifamily and single-family real estate portfolio valued over $146M, including 1,950+ units across the southeastern United States and Texas.
He has been active in real estate investment since 2007, including purchasing land and distressed assets, renovating them, and stabilizing them for long-term cash flow. To scale his real estate portfolio, Patrick moved from single-family to multifamily investing and founded Invest on Main Street, a private equity firm specializing in multifamily value-add projects in emerging markets.
Through Patrick’s company, Protomation Systems, LLC, he contracts with machine design firms to conceptualize, design and build one-of-a-kind manufacturing automation and robotic systems primarily for the medical device, EV and aerospace industries.
He co-authored an Amazon #1 best-selling book, Persistence, Pivots and Game Changers, Turning Challenges Into Opportunities. His co-authors included the lead guitarist of Def Leppard, host of The Real Estate Guys Radio Show, NBA/NFL championship coaches/players, and other entrepreneurs and actors.
Patrick holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of the Pacific and an MBA and a Master of Science in Engineering from San Jose State University.
866: Dan Martell Wants You To Buy Back Your Time. Right Now.
Dan Martell is a national treasure. His new book “Buy Back Your Time” is available Jan 17. Order now at http://buybackyourtime.com.
FREE Resources from the book:
Find Dan on the Socials: Instagram / Youtube @DanMartell Tiktok @DanVMartell
The Buyback Principle: Don’t hire to grow your business. Hire to buy back your time
865: Hyper Discipline Results in Huge Productivity with Dre Baldwin
Today’s guest has Given 4 Ted Talks, written 33 books, and is an absolute machine. (Like…may actually be a machine. Lol) He is the
Founder of Work on Your Game, Dre Baldwin. You won’t believe the amount of productivity he achieves with his strict, disciplined approach. This is what you get when you wake up at 3:30 AM to begin your day!
Check out Work on Your Game Live in Miami, Feb. 3-4.
Dre Baldwin is owner of Work On Your Game Inc. A 9-year professional basketball player, Dre teaches productivity through Mental Toughness, Confidence and Discipline to athletes, entrepreneurs and business professionals. Dre’s past clients include Nike, TLC, the NBA, Finish Line, Wendy’s, Gatorade, Buick, Wilson Sports, and STASH Investments. Dre has been blogging since 2005 and started publishing to YouTube in 2006. He has over 7,000 videos published, with daily content going out to his 131,000+ subscribers and being viewed over 42 million times. Dre speaks, coaches and consults business professionals on mental toughness, confidence and discipline. He has given 4 TED Talks and written 14 books. Dre’s Work On Your Game Podcast is ranked in iTunes Top 200 Education broadcasts. A Philadelphia native and Penn State alum, Dre lives in Miami.
864: 3 Steps to a GREAT Online Business w/ Chris Farrell (best of)
As a solopreneur we all start somewhere. Sometimes we start with a topic we know a lot about, sometimes we see an opening and we go for it, learning along the way. Our guest for today saw an opening to serve his audience in a simpler, more effective way than email: a membership site.
Chris Farrell of Help My Business joins us for episode 383 of The Solopreneur Hour, live from Traffic and Conversion in San Diego.
On this show we chat about why he chose to build a membership site, how he got into online marketing in the first place and whether or not he’s always been unemployable.
More About Chris Farrell
As you’ll hear on this episode Chris is a Londoner. He was born and raised in East London – hence the cockney accent! Until his early 30s he worked in radio and wasn’t the least bit entrepreneurial. He had always had a good job and was working for “the man”. By 32 he was the mid-morning DJ on the #1 radio station in London.
But there was always something he couldn’t wrap his mind around: how did people make money online, travel the world and run successful businesses? Was it actually legitimate or was it smoke and mirrors?
So in 2008 he got started in the online marketing world to see for himself. He knew nothing about that world, and knew no one! So initially he tried to do it all himself, and learned everything he could.
You’ll Also Hear:
* Was Chris always unemployable?
* Why it’s important to say yes.
* The power of gratitude in shifting your mindset.
* How do you know if you truly understand something?
* What is his take on the level of professionalism in podcasting today?
* And so much more!
Since then of course he’s realized people can and do make good money online through legitimate businesses, his being one of them. Even though it is fairly simple to do so, it isn’t easy. His advice to get started making money online boils down to three simple steps:
1. Find a profitable niche.
Figure out where people are already spending money and then choose one area to focus on.
2. Build a list of people interested in that area.
Simple: find people who are interested in what you are selling, and get them on your email list.
3. Market to them with products related to their interests.
Contact them with offers and opportunities about products they are interested in, or related to their interests.
Those are the steps Chris took to get started. He created his own products because he couldn’t find many products he was passionate about. While doing so he built his list, and then marketed to them with offers on those products.
But he also realized it would be more valuable to people if he built a membership site where he could continue to create products and add content, rather than emailing them constantly. So that’s what he did. He built a membership site all about internet marketing. He shared with his members what he was learning firsthand, what he loved and what he was passionate about. His success has continued to grow from there.
On today’s episode we cover many other topics from men’s fashion to music to podcasting. In particular Chris shares his view on the state of professionalism in podcasting today. He explains more on the show, including why just having the equipment doesn’t make you a professional podcaster any more than having a bicycle makes you an Olympic cyclist.
He is a definitive source on what it takes to succeed behind the mic and in the online world. Listen in to hear his wit and wisdom on the 383rd edition of The Solopreneur Hour!
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863: How to Do Ridiculously Cool Livestreams, with Lux Narayan
Great chat today with the founder of StreamAlive, Lux Narayan (luxnarayan on twitter)
Name Place Animal Thing on Amazon
About Lux Narayan
Lux Narayan believes that “So, what do you do?” is a tough question to answer and should certainly not be answered with the current title on your LinkedIn profile. In 2021, he published “Name, Place, Animal, Thing”, an Amazon bestseller- to help people answer this dreaded question. He enjoys mining the intersections of various spheres of life and work, speaking of which… He is the CEO and a co-founder at StreamAlive, a category-defining, fun and engaging web application that helps livestreams and live events on Zoom, YouTube Live, in-person, and everything in between literally come alive. With the ability to plan, track, increase, and analyze engagement simply through the live chat, StreamAlive’s goal is to help presenters and creators move their audiences from bored-away to blown-away. Prior to founding StreamAlive, and prior to a creative and personal break, Lux was a co-founder and the CEO at Unmetric right up to their acquisition by Cision, the world’s largest “earned media platform” that’s now a part of Platinum Equity, a $20bn+ private equity group. He is a perpetual learner of “stuff’ — from origami and molecular gastronomy to stand-up and improv comedy. He enjoys reading obituaries and has given a talk on the TED main stage – on lessons from 2000 obituaries. This talk has been viewed over 2 million times and translated into every majorly spoken language.
862: The Best Small Business / Entrepreneurial Podcast You’ll Listen to This Month: The 9 Triangles of Business Success with Dennis Yu
This is one of my favorite episodes of all time. You’ll learn more in this one episode from multiple courses and months of training. If not, I’ll refund your money. 🙂
Today we have Blitz Metrics (https://blitzmetrics.com) founder and CEO, Dennis Yu on the show. We were also joined by Jordan Paris, who wrote Growth Mindset University, and hosts the Growth Mindset University Podcast. Dennis shared with us something he’s never shared on a show before, which is his “9 triangles” concept. (I added “of destiny”…because it’s awesome) I have to say, in 783 episodes, I’ve never heard business success summarized this well. This is an episode that will instantly go in the “best of” category. Below are the nine triangles. Tune into the show for descriptions on each.
The 9 Triangles
Learn Do Teach
Do Delegate Delete
Content Checklist Software
Communicate Iterate Delegate
Marketing Operation Finance
Goals Content Targeting
Awareness Consideration Conversion
Metrics Analysis Action
Specialist Business Partner
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