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


7: Cliff Ravenscraft: Turning a Hobby into a SIX FIGURE INCOME

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Back home in sunny San Diego, I have a great chat with the podcast guru himself, Mr. Cliff Ravenscraft.  Now, before you go thinking this is going to be all about creating a podcast...think again. Cliff was a successful insurance salesman in the family business when he decided to leave the comforts of a 9-5 job and do something he was truly passionate about.

Listen in as we talk about his transition, and how he manages to balance a family of 5, his workaholic tendencies, and his need to “give back”.

We touched on a few things on the are a couple highlights:

I just spent the week at David Wood’s (Host of house, and he and his family do a daily ritual that I love, and that we can all integrate into our lives.  Whoever is sitting at the dinner table has to do this:

  1. Name 2 things you’re grateful for from that day
  2. Name 1 thing you were good at today
  3. Name 1 thing you’re looking forward to.

They do that every single day, and it’s such a great way to stay connected to the important things.

A few links:
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Thanks Cliff!

Let Cliff know he knocked it out of the park by clicking this link and sending a tweet!

Remember...your passion is that thing that you can talk about for hours.  It’s time to cash in on your passion!


See you next time.


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17 Responses to 7: Cliff Ravenscraft: Turning a Hobby into a SIX FIGURE INCOME

  1. dldake September 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    Found this podcast from a facebook comment by Cliff. Love the format. I have subscribed and downloaded all past episodes. Look forward to getting more from your show.

    • Michael O'Neal September 12, 2013 at 7:33 am #

      @dldake:disqus thanks brother. Only into week two…it’s going up up UP!

    • Cliff Ravenscraft September 12, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

      Glad my FB post helped you discover a great new show!

      • Michael O'Neal September 12, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

        @GSPN:disqus That makes two of us. 😉

  2. charlessipe September 12, 2013 at 6:19 am #

    I loved this interview. It was very inspiring and I loved the quote about doing work that you would do for free and become so exceptional that people will pay you for it. Please keep up the great work!

    • Michael O'Neal September 12, 2013 at 7:36 am #

      @charlessipe:disqus thank you! It was the first time Cliff and I have gotten to chat, so it was cool to hear his story! Hey Charles, if you have a moment, I’d love an iTunes rating and review: Thanks!

      • charlessipe October 1, 2013 at 5:14 am #

        For sure. I just left a review! Glad to support a valuable podcast.

        • Michael O'Neal October 1, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

          I REALLY appreciate it @charlessipe:disqus. People don’t realize how massive of a difference it makes to us lowly podcasters. 🙂

    • Cliff Ravenscraft September 12, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

      Thanks Charles.

  3. david ralph September 12, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Another inspiring message from this was when Cliff said “I’ve done 10 interviews this week and this is the most casual I’ve done”
    That’s what brings it all alive.
    I came across this podcast from, and to be honest I have totally switched and haven’t listened to John Le Dumas for a few days now.
    Keep it up Mike you have an audience that will keep with you I’m sure of it!

    • Michael O'Neal September 12, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

      @disqus_Dn0HhiDx8C:disqus thanks man, I really appreciate it! Don’t stop listening to EOFire though…@johnleedumas lives here and will come beat me up with some ninja Army moves. 🙂

  4. Timothy Moser September 13, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    Great conversation!

    2 things I’m grateful for today: (1) That I have the freedom to define my own schedule and spend time on the things that are important to me, and (2) that I have access to some of the greatest minds in the world through their blogs and podcasts.

    1 thing I was good at today: Knocking out my big tasks before noon so I could be free most of the rest of the day. An early start to the weekend comes by way of an early start to the Friday.

    1 thing I’m looking forward to: Hearing Pat Flynn on The Solopreneur Hour on Monday!

    • Michael O'Neal September 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

      Awesome Timothy! Thank you for that! Hope Pat’s show really lands for you.

  5. JaceyVerdicchio September 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    I found this podcast when Pat Flynn posted a link to his episode on Facebook. I really loved this episode. Cliff was right about the conversational style being a great format. I really enjoy listening while I’m out doing sales calls for my day job. Cheers!

    • Michael O'Neal September 19, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

      @JaceyVerdicchio:disqus, thank you so much! Glad you’re getting something from the shows! I’d love if you’d have a second to leave a review/rating on iTunes:

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      • Michael O'Neal September 19, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

        Rock Star!!! THANK YOU!!

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