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Interviews to help you get unstuck.
You’ll find interviews that go deeper than usual. We hunt for meaningful stories from the lives of people we admire. Stories to motivate and inspire you. Stories that help you to get unstuck and take action when it really counts.
Some of my personal picks…
Simple marketing lessons to turnaround your website.
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Some of my personal picks…
Who is Paul Montreal?
I’m a marketing guy at heart. Marketing is building a bridge between what you’re passionate about and what somebody else really values. I’ve been doing that for the past 20 years.
I love the challenge of helping smart, skilled Entrepreneurs turnaround their websites and get through that critical start-up period with their sanity and enthusiasm intact.
There comes a time when you’re no longer interested in working with anyone who asks, just for the cash. At that point you have to make choices. It helps to know what you value, what you really believe in. Here are some personal thoughts on “who” and “what” gets me excited to jump out of bed in the morning…
Your drive is your most precious resource.
Trite as it sounds I really believe in the Entrepreneur. The individual leading the pack. The one taking the risks. Facing the odds. On a journey to become a self-made man, or a self-made woman. I believe in your guts, your grit. But most of all your drive. It’s the most precious commodity you own.
You can turn things around.
I believe any of us can change our situation. No Entrepreneur steers a straight ship. Any sea worth sailing has its currents, monsters, winds and rocky shores. But each day is a fresh opportunity. To take the rudder. Correct your course. And turn things around.
You can learn everything you need.
I believe in personal growth. Poor schooling kills our confidence. But we’re wired for learning. If you can see, you can copy. If you can copy, you can learn. So leave behind limiting ideas about talent. Step forward into the world of skill sets and mastery.
You can be successful today.
I believe in enjoying the journey. It’s especially easy for Entrepreneurs to get depressed about past mistakes. Or become stressed about future outcomes. But all we ever really have is now. Today. There’s freedom to be found right here in the trenches. Happiness, growth, self expression. Living our lives as we grow.
This is a magical time.
It blows my mind how quickly technology has developed in the last 20 years. We have access to more people, knowledge and resources than any human being in the history of our planet. Right now, right at our fingertips, mostly for free.
What that means is, we don’t need to try to change people’s minds any more. We don’t need to brainwash people with advertising. Or manipulate them with pressure. We can reach out and connect with people who already see the world as we see it.
But the technology won’t do it all for us.
We’ve got to want to succeed. We’ve got to nurture that internal drive. We’ve got to act.
Most people never pick up the phone and call, most people never ask. And sometimes that’s what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them. You’ve got to pick up the phone, you’ve got to act. And you’ve got to be willing to fail, you’ve got to be willing to crash and burn. With people on the phone, with starting a company, with whatever. If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far. Steve Jobs.
What do other people think?
Now and then I run online programs. Here’s a little feedback from some of my former students…
“Out of the first four people I approached using your methods, I am now doing work for three of them!” Craig Watkins. USA.
“I probably saved myself 5 years costly trial and error” Meghan Geliza. Auckland New Zealand.
“Paul introduced me to whole new aspects of building & maintaining a successful business. Aspects that hardly anyone ever mentions…You’re in the hands of people that honestly & truthfully love what they do.” Sarah Palisi. Hamburg Germany.
“That hands-on push is invaluable. It’s nice to have positive feedback from friends and associates. It’s rare to have the chance to get the honest, critical, thoughtful and informed variety.” Monique Larson, USA.
“You helped me to realize what is most important to me – what I REALLY want – and focus my energies like a lazer beam.” JJ Harrison. USA.
“Paul helps those of us who are ambitious but may not be as naturally business minded to become aware of the many ways we can take our careers into our own hands.” Christine Buijs, Canada.