Recently, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by the folks at IdeaMensch. The interview focused on my entrepreneurial career and success. Before I take you through the interview highlights, you must be wondering what or who IdeaMensch is and what exactly they do.
IdeaMensch is an organization that promotes individuals with great ideas—mostly entrepreneurs. They conduct interviews featuring persons with quality and life changing business ideas. The company was founded by a German student, Mario Schulzke, and it has taken huge steps in promoting great business minds since its inception. They publish interviews that feature established and upcoming entrepreneurs. They are open for invites, and it wasn’t hard inviting them over for a sit-down.
Highlights From My IdeaMensch Interview
What Excites Me
The interviewer wanted to know what is one new trend that currently excites me as an entrepreneur. I answered by stating that the cryptocurrency industry is one that I have been spending time learning about and investing in. I noted in the interview that 2017 was a big year for cryptocurrency. I said in the interview that I view cryptocurrency as a long term investment.
What I do Regularly and Can Recommend Others To Do Too
One thing I noted in my interview with IdeaMensch that I do regularly and others fail to do is take breaks. I love a change of scenery every now and then when the going gets tough. I love to travel, go on hikes, get acupuncture from time to time, or a long drive to give my brain a chance to refresh and reset. As I noted in the interview, this helps me come back with new, fresh ideas. In the interview, I encouraged other entrepreneurs and business people to keep their mental health a high priority.
A Business Failure I Had to Overcome
I expected this question as it is common in many interviews, and I had to be thoughtful of the response considering the intensity of the question. I noted that there was not one specific failure I had to overcome, but rather that every business person has to overcome failures at some point in their life and career. What helps me overcome them is to be tough and learn from my mistakes. I also seek advice from mentors in the industry.
Business Idea Willing to Share with the Community
Considering that I come from a humble background, there are lots of business ideas that I have for the community. As I noted above, I highly recommend entrepreneurs and business people seek out a mentor. I noted in the interview that 90% of business owners have too much pride and want to figure it all out by themselves, without seeking the help of a mentor.
Strategies for Business Growth
One strategy that I recommended to interview readers for business growth was just to have confidence in the product you are selling or promoting. When people see your enthusiasm, they will follow suit. Whether you are attracting customers or trying to grow your team, you should stand behind your product 100 percent.
You can read my full IdeaMensch interview by visiting: https://ideamensch.com/bill-michelon/.
Some of My Other Interviews
I was interviewed by Five Hundo in early June 2017. In the interview, I shared some of my favorite books, tv shows, insight into what I am looking forward to in the future, favorite things about working in the industry, and some lasting advice. You can read my full Five Hundo interview by visiting: http://www.fivehundo.com/bill-michelon/.
My Money Inc. interview was centered around my interest in the cryptocurrency industry. In the interview, I shared some of the solutions that I see cryptocurrency providing including no fees, 24/7 365 accessibility, and protection for users against hacking or illegal sharing of user’s financial information. I also shared with Money Inc. where I think cryptocurrency is heading to in the future and some resources to learn more about cryptocurrency. You can read my full Money Inc. interview by visiting: http://moneyinc.com/interview-bill-michelon-cryptocurrency-investor-enthusiast/.
Know My Steez
In my interview with Know by Steez, I shared what I believe the definition of “Steez” is. (For reference, it was Style with Ease.) I also shared what inspired me to get into my current field, my biggest accomplishment, my thoughts on social media, and something I would do over again if I could do things differently. You can read my full interview with Know My Steez by visiting: https://knowmysteez.com/bill-michelon/.