Pain to Profit is a video interview show that is focused on the intersection of healing from emotional trauma and entrepreneurship.
My belief (and the focus of the show) is that emotional trauma (like childhood abuse, bullying, divorce, substance abuse…) introduces a unique challenge to entrepreneurship, namely that it can leave us unable to trust ourselves. So healing and moving toward emotional health is critical to entrepreneurial success.
I want to highlight success stories of people who have healed from such traumas and have gone on to find happiness, success, and fulfillment. If you have personal experience or professional thoughts on that angle that you are able to discuss as a guest on the show, you’ve come to the right place.
I’ll call you at the scheduled time via Skype to initiate the video call. My Skype ID will be BeBuildHave.
- We’ll have a few moments to chat before the recording starts if necessary. Otherwise we’ll just do a quick sound/video check and jump right in.
- I’ll introduce you and allow you to add anything you wish. We’ll take a few moments to get your back story.
- We’ll set up the struggle you’ve overcome. Or your experience helping others overcome their struggles.
We’re primarily speaking to people who are currently unconsciously manifesting what they don’t want, but are waking up to or interested in the idea of consciously manifesting what they do want. So the purpose of sharing your story is to help them start to see the connections in their own lives where past emotional trauma or self-protective behavior are holding them back today. Hearing these stories will inspire and assist them to start seeing the path to healing as available to them.
- We’ll learn about your success.
- We’ll identify some key lessons learned.
My interviews tend to be very conversational and organic. Guests frequently comment on my comfortable and authentic style of interviewing.
You can schedule your interview by visiting the following page: meetme.so/BeBuildHave.
My target for most interviews is about 1 hour. If you only have 20 or 30 minutes, I can work with that, just let me know so I can adjust the pacing accordingly.
Recording: By participating in this interview for Be Build Have, you agree to allow Mike Sutton to record, distribute, and disseminate the content in any manner. You also agree to allow Mike Sutton to retain rights to produced media and content for potential future use in all public distribution.
- For video, your laptop web cam should be adequate, but there are the important things to remember.
- You want the camera at about eye level so you’re not looking down into the lens. This will generally give you the most flattering camera angle.
- Lighting is critical. Try to have good lighting on your face coming from the front (behind or to the side of your camera position).
- Pay attention to your background. You don’t want anything unprofessional or distracting in the background of your shot that could take away from your content.
- For best audio quality (the most important technical element of your interview)
- Try to use headphones instead of your computers built in speakers. This will reduce echo and make is easier for us to communicate. Ear bud headphones (like from a smartphone) can work well. I use these – MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6 Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones
- Audio quality is critical to a successful podcast interview. I recommend an external microphone to reduce echo and improve audio quality. I use the Blue Yeti, but a Logitech ClearChat Comfort/USB Headset H390 can get you 70% of the way there. In between is something like the Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB. Don’t forget a pop filter and stand if you’re going all out :)
- Since we’re using Skype Video bandwidth will be important, so please try to make sure your located someplace with good Internet access and make sure to connect by Ethernet cable instead of wirelessly for better performance.