When done right entrepreneurship can prove to be an inspiring undertaking. This is clearly seen in the life and career of successful entrepreneur Bill Michelon who is also a dedicated and experienced mentor.
Bill Michelon has spent his life’s work helping his clients pinpoint and find the best solutions to help them boost their personal brands and build their online visibility. He is a firm believer in digital automation and that technology does and will continue to play a significant role in the growth of businesses and projects.
We had a Q&A session with Bill recently to get his insights on success, entrepreneurship, and life’s sweetest rewards.
Ivan Widjaya (Q): What made you pursue business mentorship and consulting?
Bill Michelon (A): Having had a strong sales and marketing background, I’ve always had an appreciation for the power of strong metrics. I also noticed, however, that many brands were struggling in this arena. I also understood the importance of mentorship on the road to business and personal and personal success. So, it became a natural fit to begin mentoring and coaching these brands and business owners. The rest, as they say, is history.
Q: What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
A: I always say that success is its own reward. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing businesses and lives transformed for the better as they build increasingly powerful personal brands and implement the effective digital strategies I pass on to them.
Q: How do you define “success”?
A: If I could sum it all up, success is about accomplishments. I often say to clients, “set out to accomplish, not attempt,” and let the small wins propel you to even bigger victories.
Q: What’s one of the most important lessons you impart when you’re mentoring someone?
A: Everything I teach boils down to one thing making the decisions that secure your success for the long-term. So, for example, I often place a heavy emphasis on the digital marketing space and digital media as this is the thing that is where the world is headed. These days, if your business is not online, your revenue suffers. Trends are showing that perhaps in the not so distant future, nearly all purchases of products and services will be done using computers and/or mobile devices. Entrepreneurs who are smart and wish to remain competitive would get on board with that.
Q: Following that, what’s one lesson you wish you’d learned sooner?
A: That mental health is just as important as your business success. In fact, business success, in many instances, even depend on you having a healthy mental state. It is so easy to neglect our mental wellbeing as business owners whenever we are really getting into the nuts and bolts of a project. This is a mistake. Taking the time to care for ourselves mentally is just as important as that successful project launch we are working towards.
These days, I take the time to do activities outside of projects that I am working on, and that may have very little to do with my work at all. I do them because I enjoy them, and they give me that much needed mental space to be and do better. Balance is key.
Q: What advice would you give to someone trying to follow your career path?
A: I’d advise anyone trying to do what I do, to not to let failure deter them and to follow through on all their ideas. My younger self could benefit from that advice too, to be honest. The truth is, when we follow through on all our ideas, even if we ‘fail’ and everything doesn’t work out as we’d hoped, if we are smart we would quickly realize that there are lessons to be gleaned that could help propel our next project or idea.
With this sort of outlook, no experience or idea is a wasted one. Instead, everything is maximized, and long-term success based on small and big wins will inevitably follow. Be patient and be diligent. It will all come together if you keep learning, growing, and moving forward.
To learn more about Bill Michelon, check out his official website as well as his social media profiles.