Mike Kawula is a serial entrepreneur having built several seven-figure businesses, and is the founder of the top-rated Twitter follower-building tool, Social Quant.
Social Quant has been top rated by Hubspot, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and has received the Inc 500 award. To date, Social Quant has analyzed over 1 billion tweets and helped 13 million people connect relevantly and successfully on Twitter.
I was so thrilled to interview Mike because he has built numerous successful businesses in a variety of arenas – and worked his butt off to achieve his level of success and fulfillment.
The interesting thing about Mike is on the one hand, Mike’s middle name is Persistence. But on the other hand, he works very, very smart and things flow easily for him. How does he do it?…
In this interview, Mike reveals:
- How he started his first successful business and bought his first stock at 9 years old (wait ‘til you hear which stock that was!).
- How he leveraged family adversity into designing his own destiny.
- How money not being the driving force in his business led to how he has been so financially successful.
- The only great thing he got out of working on Wall Street (at the firm after which the movie “Boiler Room” was modeled!)
- The big difference between being a “wantopreneur” and a “fullpreneur” and the huge pitfalls in being a “wantopreneur.”
- How to cultivate the shortcuts to business growth- the key ingredient.
- Why getting proof of concept of your business is crucial and the key proof is…. Currency exchange.
- Why, when, and how to outsource for business success.
- Examples of how to think outside of the box when you are short on marketing dollars.
- Why Twitter was the business he chose to build around, and why we should all jump on the Twitter bandwagon. (Gary Vaynerchuk says Twitter is a “marketer’s dream come true)
Mike’s favorite quotes:
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” -Abraham Lincoln
“Where focus goes, energy flows.” – Tony Robbins
Mike’s Reading Recommendations:
The E Myth by Michael Gerber
The Power of The Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy
Thanks for listening!