Jeremy Slate is the founder of the Create Your Own Life Podcast which helps entrepreneurs live the lives they know they were meant to. He studied literature at Oxford University, Specializes in using Online social networking to build an offline relationship and was ranked #1 in iTunes New and Noteworthy. It is because of Jeremy’s success in podcasting that he was able to accomplish 10,000 downloads of his podcast in the first month. After his success in podcasting, Jeremy Slate and Daniel Gefen found Get Featured to help entrepreneurs get their message out by appearing as guests on podcasts.
Hey Jeremy, awesome to have you. Tell us a bit more about the experiences that you had growing up and how those shaped you into the entrepreneur that you are today
I was actually picked on a lot as a kid and it made me have to develop better people skills because I had to learn to talk my way out of a lot things and develop better people skills. I also developed a better work ethic getting my first job as a newspaper carrier at 11 and doing that until I was 18. I didn’t become a victim from my experience in my youth but rather became a student of an observer of life and I’m more grateful for that experience because it made me have to develop skills that most people do not.
Do you have any idols and influences?
Yes, they are Grant Cardone, Michael O’Neal and Jim Mathers.
What are you working on?
The Create Your Own Life Podcast and GetFeatured.com
What was the spark of your project?
Create Your Own Life was a way for me to learn from people that I really wanted to learn from. I needed a platform in order that I could provide value to them for their time, it also allowed me to help others. I have a firm belief that any man can be an artist of life and it allowed me to create a life of my won terms and help others to do the same.
I interviewed Daniel Gefen on my show, then I went on his show and we developed a relationship. I was in San Diego at Thrive and my wife and I had been running a company called Slate Media Productions, where we produce podcasts for busy entrepreneurs. The first step of which is a press tour of guesting on other podcasts. Daniel called us while at this event and he had the idea for getting people on podcasts and it was a perfect match since we already doing it.
How is your podcast exciting and unique?
We spend time to coach people the best possible guest on shows. It allows us to offer the most value to a client but also helps us to offer podcasters more value as well.
How do you find guests for your podcast?
Entrepreneurs that have a story to tell and are looking for a medium on which to tell it. We have really strong brand ambassador program that has been great for bringing interest into what we do.
Which tools do you use on daily basis? (i.e. Google apps, SEO tools, etc)
Calendly, Google Drive, Hootsuite, Zencastr & Adobe Creative Cloud.
Where do you see yourself and Get Featured in a couple years?
I want Get Featured to grow to a 9 figure global brand, helping entrepreneurs to tell their story and I want Create Your Own Life to be THE podcast for entrepreneurs in order to build the life of their dreams.
What do you plan to achieve with your startup or project?
The ability to interview anyone I want to, and to have the Get Featured brand be THE firm to help entrepreneurs tell their stories.
Lastly, to wrap it up, give the Future Sharks readers the best entrepreneurship advice you have.
The best piece of advice I ever received was from author, Cal Newport, not to follow you passion. I think too many times we just chase fulfillment, especially in the millennial generation, but there has to be some upfront work to really develop a skill set that we can then find fulfillment in. The right sequence is to find something that you are good at and become so good at it that the passion follows!