Thriving in Business and MMA: An Exclusive Conversation with Mikey Melin
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Mikey Melin, a remarkable entrepreneur, host, and MMA fighter who has carved an impressive path in his young career. At just 24 years old, Mikey has already achieved remarkable success by hosting a popular podcast, “The Blue Tick Show.” With a strong passion for storytelling and a unique perspective shaped by his own life experiences, Mikey has attracted high-profile guests and captivated audiences with his engaging interviews.
Join us as we delve into Mikey’s fascinating journey, from his early struggles to his triumphs in the business world and the ring. Discover how his MMA background has influenced his approach to entrepreneurship and hosting, and gain valuable insights into his mindset and strategies for success. With his unwavering dedication, adaptability, and determination to give it his all, Mikey Melin serves as an inspiring example for aspiring entrepreneurs and hosts looking to make their mark in their respective fields.
So, without further ado, let’s dive into this exclusive interview with Mikey Melin and explore the insights and lessons he has to share.
Could you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your career journey?
I’m a 24-year-old entrepreneur who has started multiple successful businesses. Currently, I am focusing on my podcast, which is doing extremely well! You can find me at @thebluetickshow.
You’ve interviewed a number of high-profile guests on “The Blue Tick Show.” How do you prepare for these interviews, and what do you hope to achieve with each one?
I am currently interviewing very high-profile guests, and I love hearing people’s stories. I especially enjoy comparing my upbringing and lifestyle with others, as I have a compelling story myself. It’s fascinating to see the differences and similarities.
You’re also an MMA fighter. How do you balance your training and fighting schedule with your work as an entrepreneur and host?
Training is a vital part of my life that keeps me on track. It helps to keep my mind clear and focused. On days when I haven’t trained, I can feel myself becoming increasingly stressed.
How has your experience as an MMA fighter influenced your approach to entrepreneurship and hosting?
Nothing compares to the nerves you feel before stepping into a ring! So when I sit down with high-profile guests, I expect to be nervous. However, my background in MMA actually helps me stay calm and composed in those situations.
What challenges have you faced during your career journey? How did you overcome it?
On days when you post a video and expect it to perform well but it ends up doing poorly, it can be demotivating. However, it’s important to remember that the next one is always an opportunity for improvement.
What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned as a host, and how have you applied it to your work?
You have to learn to adapt and communicate with various types of guests. Some may be females with painful stories, and you need to approach them with empathy and passion. Others may be criminals, and you must adjust your approach accordingly when engaging in conversation with them.
Coming back to it, what drew you to MMA, and how did you get started in the sport?
I was always getting into trouble at school and constantly getting into fights. I started MMA as a way to discipline myself and steer me in the right direction.
What advice would you like to give to beginners starting out in the same field?
Unless you are willing to give it your all, don’t start. This is a game where giving 100% is not sufficient.
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