Sprinkled throughout the world of indie consulting are people who have found “orphan problems”, adopted them, and cultivated the expertise necessary to solve those problems. The Self-Made Expert podcast is conversations with these people about their journey of cultivating expertise outside the world of academia and the licensed professions. With your host, Philip Morgan.
Jonathan suggested a followup conversation; I enjoyed hearing from him about his transition from surfing a once-in-a-generation tech wave to a very different kind of advisory business, his inventory of…
Kyle and I discuss entering a new market, inventing new terminology, and pursuing a transformative agenda. https://www.superhelpful.com https://museumprogress.com You can sign up for the newsletter by visiting https://museumprogress.com/get-map-letters
Did you know Jim Thornton built something like a private version of Google.com’s search engine using a combination of serverless code, Screaming Frog, and Neo4j? In this conversation that touches…
John Jantsch talks about his new book on marketing, The Ultimate Marketing Engine: 5 Steps to Ridiculously Consistent Growth.
A wide-ranging conversation where Guillaume explains how he remains positive while building a novel framework for strategic narrative.
David C. Baker and I had a wide-ranging conversation about how his expertise-powered business grew to over $1MM in annual revenue.
I speak with David C. Baker about his upcoming book on selling advisory services. The COVID pandemic totally borked his release schedule, so as of the pub date of this…
Some time after we recorded this interview, Mike merged his business endeavors with those of his colleage Cory Quinn to form Duckbill Group, but any chance to share Mike’s insight…
Josh and I spoke about his approach to cultivating valuable expertise.
I had a delightful conversation with Jonathan about his cultivation of self-made expertise.
Gini Dietrich created a piece of intellectual property — her PESO framework — that has become very popular and trusted (and imitated). In this conversation, she describes the process of…
Blair and I had a fascinating, wide-ranging conversation about how he became a self-made expert on selling creative services.
Seth and I discuss becoming a storyteller, neuroscience, and how to tell a good story. https://www.storifyagency.com/selfmade
It’s not the *best* summary of this episode, but it might be the most interesting: Stephen Warley of Life Skills That Matter talks about running weird businesses. We talk about…
Jay Clouse is a writer, host of Creative Elements, and the creator of Freelancing School. He is also the founder of Unreal Collective, a community for creatives. We had a…
It really is harder for us to sell advisory services. But we can learn and adapt and grow.
There are 4 reasons why it’s harder to sell advisory services.
What if marketing wasn’t an extra job; what if it was bundled with the service delivery? What if the service delivery itself was the marketing?
I believe a useful form of order can emerge from chaos. You can purposefully use focused chaos to *create* order.
I think I’m going to have to try this Twitch thing because there’s something unique and valuable in the context it creates. Something I suspect more of us are hungry for.
A bullshit-free zone.
The question: “My biggest challenge is connecting the dots between what I want to do and then finding companies who are interested in those services.”
Going about your life and doing what you can to help those you encounter who might be in distress and then going on about your life again isn’t enough when you have an audience.
Being the custodian of an audience brings with it additional responsibility. We need to think about this.
I assume you will, at some point, write a book.
Jim Thornton is on fire right now.
The pH level of any business decision is probably lower than you think.
What the world needs now is more spicy hot-takes, amiright? Well, here’s one anyway
Some of them should be.