1354329235_8554_AdaptOn this episode of The Solopreneur Hour we’re talking about a critical mindset and skill: adaptation.

Wherever we are in our journey, we have to adapt. We have to adapt to new technology, new trends, our environment and what our audiences want from us. This is a special solo episode: it’s just you and me going deep into this subject.

Whether you’re still planning your escape from the 9 to 5 or you’re already running a successful business, you’ll want to hear why adaptation is so important. Listen in for that and more on episode 223 of The Solopreneur Hour.

More About This Show

As solopreneurs one of our goals is to have location freedom. To that end I’m fully recording and publishing this episode remotely from San Francisco! I share with you the gear I’m using and how it all works together to make this possible. It’s something I’ve been working on for awhile and I’m excited to give you all the details.

One of the things I’m committed to doing this year is to spend a month out of the country. Adaptation is key to that. I want to be as portable as possible and as adaptable as possible. I had to put in a lot of time and energy to make this happen, but it was all possible because I was willing and open to adapting.

So think about that for your life: what skills do you have that you can adapt to the trends around you? It doesn’t relate to just travel or podcasting, it relates to every aspect of your life. Instead of letting obligations get in the way – like family, money, vacation, etc – simply adapt as needed. Adaptation is the heart and soul of what we do as solopreneurs. I walk you through a real life example of how I did this with my Social Media Ninja Tactics.

Continuing with the podcasting theme, I came up to Apple headquarters this past week and get to know what they’ve got going on. The meeting didn’t have an agenda, it was about establishing relationships. Podcasting is what I do for a living so I knew I had to get to know the people pulling the strings. If you’re in blogging, know the WordPress folks! Same goes for LeadPages, OptimizePress. They appreciate everyone who provides eyeballs for them and you do that, no matter what kind of money you’re generating in the process. It’s about connecting: you with them and them with you.

And while you’re developing those relationships in your industry of choice, remember you’re going to fail along the way. Whatever you are doing in the world and wherever you’re at on your timeline, keep at it. The people you look up to and admire the most are the ones who have failed the most. It is the only way they’ve become so successful: they failed, failed, failed and then failed again before they nailed it.

It’s all part of the solopreneur’s journey! Tune in for more details on today’s show, and then come back for more. Thanks for being here and we’ll see you next time on The Solopreneur Hour.

Episode Resources

Social Media Marketing World
Episode 38 of The Solopreneur Hour
The Solopreneur Hour on Twitter

Proudly Unemployable, the Facebook group
SoloLab: A Unique Mastermind
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