Michael O'Neal is the founder and host of the award-winning and much acclaimed business and entertainment podcast, “The Solopreneur Hour with Michael O'Neal.” The show, which in a scant 13 months, has already garnered more than 2 million downloads and monetized to over 200k, features lively and highly engaging conversations between Michael and his various (and often much sought-after) guests, who share remarkable stories, advice and practical tips for an audience that badges itself as “proudly unemployable” and highly motivated to finally take charge of their own lucrative business pursuits. With an extensive professional background and formal education in social media, branding, web and print design, network marketing, and internet marketing, Michael's own personal journey that led to the launch of this particular podcast started with the untimely and back-to-back loss of his parents, a transformational trip throughout Europe as part of his grieving process, and the creation and production of another high-profile podcast focused on personal transformation called “The KickAss Life.” Professional drummer, car racer, competitive racquetball player, and former expert mountain bike racer with a penchant for stand up comedy, Michael likes to get out with his dog Dexter and live the life of time freedom, location freedom, and financial freedom.
Michael O'Neal Vroom Veer Stories
- Michael tells the story about how he got his 1969 Porsche 911 and why he was driving it in Mexico with Police escorts.
- Jeff's mid-life non crisis including quitting his six-figure job and going to school full time for three years and trying (failing) to make an online business
- Story aboutMichael's first web client and how they had a hard time finding a good domain name in 1994(!)
- Few people want to live outside their comfort zone
- Jeff talks about Pam Slim's new book “Body of Work” and how not everyone will make it as an entrepreneur
- Michael agreed that most people are not cool with living outside their comfort zone as much as being an entrepreneur requires.
- Michael points out that many people could start a side-business and earn a couple extra thousand dollars per month without TOO MUCH effort…if done right.
- Making a few extra bucks on your own terms is completely doable…don't think you have to reach for 6 figures in three months
- We talk about how podcasts need to be entertaining first and foremost
- And they also need to deliver that on the promise that they are making to their specific audience
- Michael told a story about a break up with a girl…and being really bummed. Good news, the new girlfriend was better