15. Mark Middo - How to create your own overnight success story
Mark Middo is currently Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Owner of Linkfluencer. Recognised by Forbes as Australia's Leading LinkedIn Training Company, their mission is to transform social selling on LinkedIn and build the next generation of influencers. Mark himself has been prominently featured by some of the largest publications in the world including The Sydney Morning Herald, Cosmopolitan, Bloomberg and was recently recognised by The Huffington Post as one of Australia's leading online entrepreneurs. He is also an international best selling author of 5 Minute Business which skyrocketing to #1 in the world on Amazon within the first 3 days of it's release and had over 42,000 downloads on Kindle within that period.
Mark is a serial entrepreneur through and through. From his early online days of creating online's businesses, to starting a bar at the young age of 19 with no experience, he has since then gone on to start consulting businesses, an innovative entertainment business, and now to helping run Linkfluencer. In that though, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing as we talk about how he got ahead of himself, and managed to get into a quarter of a million dollars of debt after a bit of early success led to some bad decisions. And managing to make a get a few bumps and bruises as he’s found his way to all he is achieved now
I think the one big thing I really value from this conversation, is hearing about how Mark is the kind of guy who hasn’t been afraid to take action with the ideas he’s had and opportunities he’s been presented with. As we hear about, they don’t always work out as expected, but the skills and learnings have helped Mark leverage into that next big opportunity. It might seem like an overnight success, but it’s a terrific story of all the blood, sweat, tears, and hard work he’s put in and how you can achieve the same things if you’re willing to put in the work.
With that being said, let’s get to today’s chat.