Author Archive | Michael O'Neal

243: A Q&A From YOU, Gentle Mailing List Subscriber

Hello again! Welcome to episode 243 of The Solopreneur Hour. Good to have you back for a Friday Q&A show. Today’s show takes a different tack…instead of just grabbing questions from our Facebook Group, I decided to (God forbid) actually WRITE all of you and ask you directly.  Well, I’m happy to say it was […]

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242: 6 Things I Did Wrong When I Launched The Solopreneur Hour

As a follow up to Episode 239, I wanted to share a few mistakes I’ve made along the way.  The good news is…none of them are mission critical.  I can fix them, and continue to improve the brand and the business. I’d also like you to reach out to me via the contact form and […]

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241: Adam Carolla Has Built His Own Pirate Ship (Best Of)

Welcome to a best of The Solopreneur Hour. Today we’re revisiting an interview with Adam Carolla. Adam is one of the greatest solopreneur examples I can think of in today’s acting and comedy world. Everything he’s done he’s done on his own, from his comedy shows to his podcasts to movies. We talk about his love […]

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240: Why Pants Are Called Pants, and Your Questions

Hey ya Solopreneurs here is episode 240, coming at ya live from my living room! Our weekly Q&A show is being served up today. Want to send in your question for the next one? Join us on Facebook here. This week we had great questions about what to do with $1,000, what conferences I’m going […]

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239: 10 Things I Did Right When I launched The Solopreneur Hour

Solopreneurs! Don’t let the title fool you. This isn’t about “hey, check me out, look what I did!”. It’s essentially a primer on how to launch a business and brand from scratch. I take you through the steps I took (sort of, in no particular order) to launch the podcast and brand. This is one […]

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238: Pat Flynn, Revisited. (Best Of)

The way to go from doing just okay as a solopreneur to truly thriving is to find mentors and people you want to be like, and then follow them. Our guest on today’s show is one of those people for me. Our co-host for today, Mr. Pat Flynn is the founder of SmartPassiveIncome.com. To boot […]

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237: Solopreneur Mistakes, The Porsche Panamera, and Your Questions

Here we are again, with another fantastico episode of The Solopreneur Hour, Q&A style.  This is my favorite show: just you, me and your questions. Want to get in on the action? Submit your questions in The Proudly Unemployable group every Tuesday or Wednesday, and get your 15 minutes of fame! Now we’ll get down […]

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225: Dumb PR Guys, My Drumming Talent, and The Best Superbowl Commercial.

Welcome to episode 225 of The Solopreneur Hour. Here we are at another Q&A show! This was a fun one to record. If you’re new here every Friday your questions get answered on this show. To participate in next week’s show join us at the Proudly Unemployable Facebook group and look for my post next […]

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221: Louis CK and Entrepreneurship, and Your Questions

Welcome to today’s edition of The Solopreneur Hour! On today’s show I share with you an email from Louis CK, which was a complete summary of how the real world of comedy works.  For me, it parallels so much of our struggle as solopreneurs.  So, I read the whole thing on the show and relate […]

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220: Mailing List Master Class, with Ryan Levesque

One of the most important aspects of any solopreneur’s business is connecting with their audience. Here to share the neuroscience secrets to doing so is Ryan Levesque. Ryan is a former neuroscience instructor at Brown University, and has used his innate knowledge of psychology not only to help us improve our memory (which I desperately need), […]

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218: Networking & Relationship Tips From The White House, with John Corcoran

Today’s co-host of The Solopreneur Hour is best known for his work as a White House aid during the Bill Clinton Administration, but has also dabbled in the entertainment industry working for DreamWorks (think Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen). John Corcoran now runs a successful law practice from Silicon Valley focusing on entrepreneurs and small businesses.  His […]

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217: The 8 Steps To Becoming A Successful Solopreneur with Dawn Marrs dot Com (Best Of)

On today’s edition of The Solopreneur Hour we’re discussing a familiar topic: the 8 steps to becoming a successful solopreneur. Previous guests have highlighted their progression through these 8 steps and how vital they are to any solopreneur’s journey. And today we’re diving in deep to look at each step, what it means, how to […]

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216: How Naming My Dog Dexter Helped My Dating Life, and Your Questions

Greetings from Palm Springs! I’m here for a few days for an Isagenix convention…very happy to be here amongst my “fam”. This show is our usual Friday Q&A session. You submit your questions, I give you the answers. Today’s episode is a brief but good one! You’ll dig learning some great productivity tips, how why […]

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215: (Best Of) Chris and Lori Harder: Making Millions as a Power Couple

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to truly live your dream life?  Chris and Lori Harder wondered the same thing…then went out and actually DID it. For this edition of The Solopreneur Hour I’m bringing this episode back because I wanted you to hear again the kind of adversity Lori had to […]

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214: How to CRUSH Events, and The Solopreneur Gear Guide, Part 1

Welcome to our post-CES edition of The Solopreneur Hour! Fresh back from CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) in fabulous Las Vegas, I spend today’s show talking about how to prepare and crush events, what’s going on in 2015, and share some killer gear every solopreneur needs. Tune in to hear all of that and more on […]

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213: LIVE from CES, Upping Your Youtube Game & Your FB Questions w/ Amy Schmittauer of Savvy Sexy Social.

Hey all you Unemployables! Welcome to another edition of The Solopreneur Hour. Today I’m in Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show.  It’s basically like Christmas for big kids.  Anything that has a power button (or not), is wearable, or connected, is here at the show. Joining me for this episode is the one and […]

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211: Becoming an Entrepreneur, with Dr. Paul Anderson & Jessica Shaanan

To be PROUDLY unemployable: it’s what you and everyone listening wants, it’s why you’re here. You are standing at the precipice of launching your side gig, the gig that you’re supposed to be doing. How do make the leap? Today on episode 211 we’re talking about how to make that leap, what you’re afraid of and […]

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210: Networking Tips, The Sexy 6, and Your Questions

Hey all,  happy new year to you! Episode 210 of The Solopreneur Hour is our first Facebook Q&A of 2015…hollah! As always you brought the thunder, and I loved answering for you. On today’s show we get to your questions (of course, it’s what we do most Fridays), we talk about the upcoming CES conference […]

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207: 2015 Goal Setting, How To Pick A Coach, and your Q&A, w/ Dr. Mark Costes

Welcome solopreneurs! We’re here with another awesome Q&A session. Thank you all for sending in your questions. Joining me to answer them is my brother from another mother, Dr. Mark Costes. On today’s show we chat about setting goals for the new year, how to choose a coach and then we get to your questions. […]

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204: Christmas Wishlist, Censorship, Serial, and Your Questions Answered

Here we are again!  Solopreneurs welcome to another Friday and another Q&A show!  After a week off, I decided to bring my great friend (and awesome photographer) Jenna Bienenfeld in studio for our weekly question and answer session. Because we always have a blast together, I thought she’d be a perfect person to banter with on […]

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200: A VERY Special Episode 200, Starring…YOU.

The Solopreneur Hour has been the best thing I’ve ever done. It has given me a chance to connect with people all over the world, hear their stories, share their successes, and guide those behind me on the timeline. As much as I teach, I learn so much from you and your struggles, wins, and […]

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196: Sustaining Success As A Solopreneur with Anna Vocino

As solopreneurs we all dream about that day when we “make it” in our business and our definition of “making it” is varied as our business ideas. But do you think you’ll simply stop dreaming, stop creating and stop evolving on that day? Probably not, not if you’re really going to pursue the true solopeneur path. Here […]

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195: Gratitude, Executing on Your Plan, and Your Questions

Gobble Gobble!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Today’s edition of The Solopreneur Hour is packed full of great questions, and gratitude. If you want to be part of the fun for next week’s Q&A show join us in the Facebook group here. Look for my post on Thursdays, write your question in the comments and then listen […]

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194: Rosie Tran – What Stand Up Comedy Can Teach Every Solopreneur (BEST OF)

Just as a great Solopreneur makes their success look effortless so too does a great comic.  In episode 45 stand-up comedian and fellow podcaster Rosie Tran and I have an insightful and funny chat about the similarities in a stand-up comedian’s journey and a solopreneur’s journey to that place of making it look easy. Some […]

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193: Why Branding is so Important, with David Roth (BEST OF)

Welcome to another Best of episode! For the 193rd edition of The Solopreneur Hour we’re revisiting my conversation with David Roth of Get Stirred Up. I’m bringing this one back because it is such a powerful hour-long chat about branding. If you’re new to the show just know branding is the thing I stress so […]

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192: Real Estate Ninja Tactics, A Touching Letter, and Your Questions

Welcome to the 192nd episode of The Solopreneur Hour. This one is extra special for real estate agents, flippers, and investors…this is your show. Listen in to hear how I unveil a technique for crushing your Facebook page, Instagram, and taking your business to the next level by selling neighborhoods, not houses. We also chat about what […]

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191: Magnus Walker – Taking A Leap of Faith

Our guest for the 191st episode of The Solopreneur Hour is the iconic Magnus Walker (find him on his blog here). Never heard of him? Don’t worry you won’t forget him after listening to this show. He’s spent his entire career zagging when everyone else was zigging, and is completely unapologetic for it.  Why should […]

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190: Repurposing Your Evergreen Content, with Derek Halpern (BEST OF SOLOHOUR)

See what I did there?! This show is the next iteration of my “BEST OF” series for The Solopreneur Hour. Every once in a while, there’s an episode that really sticks out for me.  I like to earmark that for a future “Best Of” episode and today fits that description.  This show with Derek Halpern was […]

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189: Customer Service Fails, and a Plethora of Your Questions

Why, hello Solopreneurs! Today, we’ve got another Q&A show, and it’s jam packed full of questions. You guys didn’t disappoint with your questions this week! If you’re new to the show here’s the scoop: every Friday we answer your questions on the show.  They are fun, informative, and sometimes hilarious. Send in your questions on the […]

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186: Finishing 2014 Strong, How To Start Racing, And Your Questions

Welcome to the 186th edition of The Solopreneur Hour! Here we are again at another Friday Q&A session. These are super fun shows where you send your questions to me on our Facebook group and I answer them on the show. Today we’re talking about finishing strong in 2014, getting into auto racing and a […]

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185: How To Quit Working, with Jeff Steinmann

On the 185th edition of The Solopreneur Hour we’re chatting with Jeff Steinmann of How To Quit Working.  We met at Nick Unsworth’s mastermind event earlier in the year, and are very sympatico with how we run our businesses. Jeff is an entrepreneur and fellow podcaster who helps people quit their corporate careers and become […]

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184: Porschecast, Live from Mexico – With Steve Foster, Radu Muntean, and Dave Bouzaglou

On today’s episode of The Solopreneur Hour, we’ll be talking with three remarkable solopreneurs I met over the weekend. During a 3 day car tour (called a “Targa”) in Mexico, I had a chance to sit down with  Steve Foster of SWB Studios, Radu Muntean of Tesla, and Dave Bouzaglou of TRE Motorsports,  one of the […]

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183: Targa Baja California, Dogs Named O’Neill, and Your Questions Answered

Here we are again with another installment of The Solopreneur Hour! For episode 183 I’m reporting live from the launch of the Targa Baja California. On the show today I take my recent car project and turn it into a solopreneurial lesson.  Then I jump right into your questions! We’ve got our usual smorgasbord: from my fantasy […]

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182: The World’s Angriest Trainer Just Created The World’s Best Vitamins, with Vinnie Tortorich

Returning for the 182nd episode of The Solopreneur Hour is our friend Vinnie Tortorich. He is back on the show to talk about the process, from start to finish, he went through to create his new vitamin line, Pure Vitamin Club. This show is a perfect example of how a solopreneur can create an entire […]

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180: Worst Podcast Ever, and Your Questions Answered

Welcome to the 180th edition of The Solopreneur Hour! Today is our usual Friday Q&A; you drop the Q’s and I come back with the A’s. If you want to be part of the fun and have your question answered on a show then join us on Facebook at the Proudly Unemployable group, right here. Look […]

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177: Dealing with Haters, Creative Live Unveiled, New Podcasting Kits, and Your Questions

Hi all! Welcome to the 177th episode of The Solopreneur Hour. Today we’re chatting about my last day in the Bay area, which was fantastic.  I also caught up with an old friend, watched a VERY exciting baseball game which sent the San Francisco Giants to the World Series, and then had lunch right across from […]

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175: Jimmy Kimmel LIVE with Anna Vocino

Returning for episode 175 of The Solopreneur Hour is our friend and co-host, the fantastically talented voiceover artist Ms. Anna Vocino. While I always love having co-hosts return, today’s episode with Anna is extra special. Last week, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE did a funny skit: “If SIRI Was a Waitress”.  A friend of mine sent it […]

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174: The Future of Solopreneur Hour, My Favorite Birthday Present Ever, and Your Questions Answered.

Once again, we’re at the Friday Q&A weekly episode of The Solopreneur Hour!  Every Wednesday or Thursday, I request your questions on the Proudly Unemployable group, then read ‘em on today’s show! On this show, I recap the Denver trip, including #planecast with John Lee Dumas and lesson after lesson about why you must say […]

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171: Blowing Off Your Boss, Planecast, Magical Refrigerators, and More of Your Questions Answered

Welcome to our usual Q&A on Friday on The Solopreneur Hour, we’re glad to have you here! On today’s show I give you a quick update on The Outlier Conference, Creative Live with John Lee Dumas, Planecast, iTunes reviews, and of course, we answer a bunch of your questions! Thank you for joining us on […]

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169: Making BIG Moves To Fulfill Your Dreams, with Vasavi Kumar

One of the most exciting parts of being a solopreneur is the freedom it gives us. We have the freedom to do with our time as we choose and we have the freedom to create the income we desire, we have no boss who caps how much we can make. And we also have the […]

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168: Selling Out, Facebook Groups FTW, and A Bevy of Other Listener Questions Answered

Today’s Friday Q & A on The Solopreneur Hour is brought to you by Godaddy, and by my buddy Nick Unsworth.  I’m grateful they sponsored the show and I’m grateful to all of you for sending in your questions. There’d be no A’s without your Q’s so thanks for chiming in! I always love these Friday […]

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167: Learn How To Get “In The Flow” & Be Super Productive with Andy Murphy

What is the flow state and can anyone get into it? How does being in it help solopreneurs like us? Over the last year or so, I’ve heard the phrase “in the flow” over and over again…but always wondered how to GET in the flow. With this show, we dig into exactly how to reach that […]

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166: A True Millionaire Mindset At The Age of 24, with Heyo.com Founder and CEO, Nathan Latka

Today’s co-host is an architecture major turned “sudden entrepreneur”.  From his time teaching tennis, to running a t-shirt company, to working his way through the Facebook marketing ranks with various companies, he has always felt the entrepreneurial bug.  Building a successful Facebook fan page business from his dorm room, he did over 70k in revenue…while […]

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163: Oddball Comedy Fest, Isalab, Beach Yoga, and YOUR Questions

On this episode of The Solopreneur Hour, we talk about the great weekend I had in Orange County at the Oddball Comedy Festival, with Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, and two VERY special guests. We also chat about the latest in Isalab, and then get to your questions! More About This Show […]

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162: The Anatomy of a Product Launch with Natalie Sisson

Today Natalie Sisson and I walk step by step through her latest product launch.  This episode is brought to you by Godaddy and my pal Nick Unsworth. There’s a reason she’s been featured in countless publications, and why her book is a bestseller on Amazon, Natalie walks her talk. She never teaches anything she hasn’t […]

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156: Isagenix Celebration Download, and Your Questions Answered

One of the most important parts of growing your business as a solopreneur is going to events. And that’s what I’ve been up to the last two weeks! I’m super excited to share it with you in this episode of The Solopreneur Hour. We’ll chat about Isagenix, my network marketing company’s annual event and how […]

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155: When Matt Rockwell Speaks, People Lean In

Matt Rockwell is a buddy of mine from the network marketing company I’m in,  Isagenix. Prior to Isa, he was in the corporate of corporatest jobs, the US Healthcare system.  This was a great chat…despite the fact that we never got into pro/audiophile sound systems, Matt dropped knowledge bombs all over the place…especially if you’re in the direct […]

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147: You Asked, I Answered! (Questions From Facebook)

Welcome to another addition of The Solopreneur Hour. Today we’re doing another installment of answering your Facebook questions. This is exactly what I do with my coaching clients, either private or in SoloLab. So if you want a taste of that, chime in with your question and I’ll do my best to answer them on these […]

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