Ep104 Podcast Show Notes: Micha Mikailian
Micha Mikailian is a serial entrepreneur with 22 years of experience, and 8 startups to date. He loves creating game changing businesses that contribute to the evolution of humanity. His most recent company, Intently, is software platform that replaces online ads with inspirational images chosen by the user. With over 25% of internet users using ad-blocking software, the vision for Intently is to create a new paradigm in the $150B online ad industry by giving users control of who advertises to them.
Key Conversation Points
- Focusing on your gifts
- Creating a drastically different company from your last
- Using inspirational imagery to your advantage
- Shifting your thinking to focus on gratitude and intentions
- Utilizing your network and helping others
- Seeing your ideas through despite lack of support
Detailed Conversation Highlights
Micha describes himself as an extreme extrovert on the introvert/extrovert spectrum. His business partner, who is the pretty much the opposite has caused him to appreciate introverts and the dynamic of having complementary personalities. After being heavily involved in advertising for several years, he became disgusted with it and sought a departure. His new venture had to be drastically different from the old ones and focus on the betterment of humanity and sharing a different set of gifts with the world. After two weeks of consistent meditation, he got the idea for Intently, received full support from his business partner and started on his quest to change the way that online advertising was used. He recalled the passive ramifications of having an inspirational image around in aiding him to cope with triggered emotions while having a conversation with his mother.
Surrounding yourself with positivity and inspirational themes can have a profoundly beneficial impact on your life. Micha recalls a friend of one of his customers who was borderline suicidal, and how installing imagery of what he was grateful for on his computer ushered a complete transformation and rekindled an optimistic view of his life. Micha then started to focus on development, tapping into his network and finding someone with the skill set he needed that was unhappy with his job. It is important for introverts to remember that you don’t have to do everything yourself. It is important to utilize your network. It is even more important to take initiative even when others doubt you. Micha’s first company was an online “yellow pages” style directory called Special Pages that wouldn’t have come to fruition if he didn’t just take a chance. Entrepreneurs are a special breed of visionaries that many times have insight that others don’t at the time.
Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
Intently: See what you want to be
Connect with Micha
Micha’s Introvert Island Book Selections
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose | Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment | Eckhart Tolle
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future | Ashlee Vance
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