Sprinkled throughout the world of indie consulting are people who have found 'orphan problems', adopted them, and cultivated the expertise necessary to solve those problems. The Self-Made Expert podcast is conversations with these people about their journey of cultivating expertise outside the world of academia and the licensed professions. With your host, Philip Morgan.
TSME 163: Rob Fitzpatrick
This was a delightful conversation, and one that made me laugh more than any in recent memory. Rob Fitzpatrick shares the journey from showering under a 5-gallon bucket in a warehouse scheduled for demolition to running a satisficing lifestyle business with $20k/mo in book revenue and a growing community.
TSME 162: Denis Oakley
This was a delightful conversation with emerging expert Denis Oakley. I especially loved how Denis "got his reps in" by selling business models on Upwork.
TSME 161: Jonathan Stark Followup
Jonathan suggested a followup conversation; I enjoyed hearing from him about his transition from surfing a once-in-a-generation tech wave to a very different kind of advisory business, his inventory of every nasty email he's ever received from his list, how he runs inexpensive experiments, and the relationship between death and mission.
TSME 160: Kyle Bowen
Kyle and I discuss entering a new market, inventing new terminology, and pursuing a transformative agenda.
TSME 159: Jim Thornton
Did you know Jim Thornton built something like a private version of Google.com's search engine using a combination of serverless code, Screaming Frog, and Neo4j? In this conversation that touches on, among other things, the marketing caste system, Jim explains why he did this and how this played into his self-made expertise journey.
TSME 158: John Jantsch
John Jantsch talks about his new book on marketing, The Ultimate Marketing Engine: 5 Steps to Ridiculously Consistent Growth.
In a world of hacks and clickbait, Philip’s patient, curious questions stand out. Episode 146 with David Baker is fantastic.
The best ally you could ask for on your journey. #Ep145
I have been listening to this podcast for almost a year, then I came across episode 145 to kick off 2021. This was the best seven minutes of active listening I have ever had for my career. After what seemed like a few months of a break, I’m glad to have seen this podcast come back. Tremendous, thought-provoking, relevant, inspirational and energizing work! Please keep sharing your thoughts.
So much good stuff here
There's nothing flashy about this podcast, but there's a TON of wisdom and some absolute GOLD NUGGET takeaways. Start with the David Baker episode (mind blowing) then check out the "Move the Needle" series. Great examples of folks who are going it right in the consulting world.
Thanks Philip -- keep on making these!