I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

–Albert Einstein

EP115: The Open Mike Show

What is my backstory that led me down this path of making daily tutorials and what does success look like for me?

#Welcome to episode 115: The Open Mike Show

What is my deal?
I’ve been asked this many times in life and not verbatim, but, twice in the past month on social media.

Today is a story time episode:

First, the abbreviated backstory:
What has led me to want to teach people online?

Then, I’ll jump to the present day:
What the heck am I doing making daily content and tutorials and what is my game-plan?

Conclusion:
What does success look like for Mike Murphy LLC?

The Backstory:

What I enjoyed as a kid:
Sports (being active)

Using my noggin
(cards, puzzles, games, game shows)

I loved school.

I loved learning.

College Life:

I entered college with no clue what I wanted to study or do – A theme that has been with me for as long as I recall, but I loved every minute of the college experience.

Being independent
Studying and Learning
Traveling (Road trips)

Post-College:

Resort/College-town living
Quality of Life
Bartender
Traveler
Explorer
Curious always
“Those who wander are not lost”
-JRR Tolkien

Difficult Questions for Me:

What is your passion?
What do you want to do with your life?
What is your life calling?
What are you good at?

The Past 9 years:
Florida
Managing a photo studio
Lots of tutorials and podcast consumption
Wearing as many hats as possible
Learning (photo, video, audio, Adobe, networking, business, marketing, web, design, IT….)
Creating
Moving forward

Why Teach:

It comes naturally and I like to share knowledge that helps people

Present Day:

I have now created and uploaded content for 792 days in a row.

I have made one video per day for 381 days straight.

I started making things to help me figure out what my thing was.

I also started making things everyday because that is how you get great at something. You practice…alot.

And after two years of making daily content, I have learned a lot about myself and have gotten exponentially better at everything and most importantly, I have figured out that I am doing exactly what I should be doing: creating online content and teaching people.

My focus is on teaching people how to create online content to build their personal brand or business. This includes learning how to podcast and learning how to produce and edit video and sharing the latest trends in social media and sharing my knowledge of industry leading tools like Adobe CC that will give them the competitive edge. The skills of the future.

Technology is moving really fast.
Creators and educators will be valuable.
I’m preparing myself for good times ahead.

I am creating the life I want.

So what does success look like for me?

Simplicity and happiness with enough money to keep on creating and enjoying life.

I want to learn and create for a living to share my knowledge.

I want to inspire and motivate people to take a chance on themselves by leading with example.

My deal right now may not seem so obvious to everyone, but the only person I really need to convince that I am doing the right thing is myself.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

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