102: Michael Roderick | From High School Teacher to Broadway Producer in Two Years


Michael Roderick went from being a high school English teacher to a Broadway Producer — in less than two years. Pretty impressive.

He was able to make that transition thanks to opportunities earned by stepping out of his comfort zone and building connections and relationships.

He’s now the founder of Small Pond Enterprises LLC, a consulting company and educational resource for solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs who want to accelerate the success of their business through relationship strategy.

Michael estimates that he makes over 1,000 connections each year and has created events such as Relationship Adventure Day and ConnectorCon to help with connections.

In this episode, we also talk about:

  • Why Michael Introduces “Have Nots” to a “Haves”
  • How Making Introductions Can Help Michael’s Bottom Line
  • What Michael Does During an Introduction That Helps Him Later
  • Relationship Adventure Day: A Scavenger Hunt on Steroids
  • Examples of Michael’s Successful Connections
  • Michael’s Story of Going from High School Teacher to Broadway Producer
  • How Bad Conferences Inspired Michael to Create ConnectorCon
  • Micheal’s ABCD Model for Categorizing People You Meet
  • Tips for Connecting with the Right Types of People
  • The One Thing Michael Challenges People to Do

Sponsor: Rise25

This episode is sponsored today by Rise25 Inner Circle… Rise25 is an exclusive, application-only accountability and group coaching program for professional services entrepreneurs running 6, 7 and 8 figure businesses who want to scale up, and shift from “one to one” client work to “one to many.”

Rise25 Inner Circle was founded by my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and myself… every few months, at 4-star luxury properties, we bring together like-minded entrepreneurs who come from client-serving backgrounds and they want to make the shift from chasing clients to having large groups of clients and buyers chasing them.

What makes these events different from any other events you’ve seen for entrepreneurs is we bring in our “Sherpas” – 8 and 9 figure entrepreneurs who are there the full time, in the retreat room providing feedback. Think of the Sharks from “Shark Tank” except they only give out advice rather than investment.

Then we back up those live in-person retreats with ongoing, regular accountability and group coaching – so you are guaranteed to turn inspiration into action.

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