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Movers & Shakers Interview with Mitch Miller



Mitch Miller

Tell us your name and a little about yourself.

I grew up in Canada sort of a rebel, I was always skipping school to play in a rock band. Eventually, we got on the radio and had some serious success

Then I had a heart attack when I was 21 years old.

After that, I decided to start my own business. I failed 8 times and even went homeless in 2008 having to eat ketchup and sleep in the park.

I eventually clawed my way to success and now travel the world teaching people what I know. I’ve written 5 books, done a TEDx talk, make my clients millions of dollars, and change lives for a living. Not too bad for a degenerate rock star who could barely hold a job at Pizza Hut.

What exactly does your company do?

We have two sides to our business, one side is marketing training in the form of events, courses, and coaching. The other side is fixing people’s marketing for them.

What were the biggest challenges you have faced and how did you overcome them?

My biggest challenge has always been fighting the dunning Kruger effect, where you think you know more than you do.

I always do my best to ask the advice of people who are farther along than me. People are afraid to do that, but you must. Or you’ll probably fail.

Of course, going homeless sucked, and failing all those businesses, but the reason they failed is that I refused to get mentors.

What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?

Stop trying to look important and seem like some put together business guru before you’ve earned it. Focus on working your craft and doing good work for people so the byproduct of that is people look up to you.

Everyone wants to be an influencer these days, yet nobody is willing to work on their craft underground for 10 years first in order to be worthy of being an influencer and having some depth and realness to you.

Who are your biggest influences and people you admire and why?

My biggest influences are philosophers and intellectual thinkers.

Jay Abraham, Dan Kennedy, Jordan Peterson, Terrence, McKenna, Alan Watts, Richard Bandler, Robert Anton Wilson

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful for who helped get you to where you are? *

I am grateful for too many people, but in particular, my friend Ryan Demchuk.

He mentored me on the value of work ethic and conscientiousness which I am naturally low in. And still, am. But without his help in that area, I wouldn’t be where I am today, I’d still be chasing shortcuts.

What do you see as your greatest success in life?

Sticking to our latest business Opposed Media. Before, I couldn’t stick to anything for more than 6 months. Opposed Media is going on 4 years. And will go on for 40 more years probably in different forms. We seem to be changing lives and even saving them, as crazy as that sounds.

I’ll be in this business until the day I die.

How can people contact you?

Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Kivo Daily Magazine