With a platform of over 100K on YouTube, Michael shares with us how he built a large and engaged following on YouTube and social media and emphasises the importance of learning 'soft skills' as a natural introvert and balancing trial and error with striving for perfection. Michael also shares his insights on the perfect business model from his extensive experience in the tech industry and how he started 'The Designership' to help businesses grow.
00:00 - Intro
01:00 - Shaolin Monk Career Goals
02:07 - Michael’s Upbringing + Moving to Lane Cove
05:13 - Navigating Through School + University
07:01 - Michael’s iPod & Canteen Line Side Hustle
11:25 - Dabbling in Design & Running Forums
15:41 - Transitioning from Forums to Web Development
19:32 - Learning Coding, Affiliate Marketing & Getting into the Industry
25:41 - Working For Freelancer.com & Clients
30:00 - Learning ‘Soft Skills’ as a Natural Introvert + Michael’s Mentors
33:41 - Overcoming Childhood Stutter & ‘Game-ifying’ Tutoring & Never Being ‘The Chosen One’
39:25 - Starting Up Mizko Media & Building Up a Client Base
44:01 - The Hardest Parts of Running a Business, Transitioning to YouTube
51:04 - Trial & Error Vs Striving for Perfection
53:20 - The Key to Building an Audience on YouTube
58:06 - Starting Up ‘The Designership’ & the Perfect Business Model
01:02:07 - Michael’s Plans for the Future
01:06:17 - Unlearning to ‘Restart’ as Asian-Australians
01:07:09 - Michael’s Advice for Budding Creators
01:12:11 - Outro
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