Before Marcxx, Peggs worked at Google in business development, forming digital media and advertising partnerships.
He is also a blogger with more than 10,000 email subscribers and podcaster, hosting the iTunes Top 10 New & Noteworthy podcast: You University – The Personal Branding Podcast.
Peggs, what’s an Interestingly weird fact about yourself?
I was at sometime a professional actor, had several agents and managers.
How did your entrepreneurial journey all begin?
I wanted to move to L.A. to act full-time but my parents said, “No.”
Went to business college.
This started my academic education.
Started 5 businesses.
My 1st was a t-shirt company.
Had an online food ordering company, got sued and closed it down.
Started a bay area version of Craigslist gigs, shut that down.
Worked at Google for 4 and a half years.
Left job on October 2014 to pursue business full time.
Big Reason Why?
For me the passion of creating came to business.
I wasn’t to optimize my happiness and authenictity with my time on this earth.
Legacy: Matter of service.
Biggest Temporary Defeat?
Side-Preneurs – When you exit you have so much free space and time it can get overwhelming.
I was stuck in what to do next.
My products on Michaelpeggs.com didn’t work out, I took a month off to figure out where I went wrong and how to course correct.
Weirdest Breakthrough Experience?
When left Google I left with a video that happen to go viral saying goodbye to Google.
Video got 500,000 + views!
This viral video that took my brand to new levels which made me really re-think things.
Tell us more about You University – The Personal Branding Podcast:
I work with entrepreneurs and start ups to build their brands using content marketing.
All about how do you build your personal brand.
It’s all about sharing your story.
What’s the Vision of Michael Peggs looking like for the future?
Business: All about Marccx Media, sharing good news you can attract clients by creating content and repeating process over and over again.
Personal: Go hard for another 5-6- years then focus on paying it forward. Would love to a write book and go on tour and share this.
Best Entrepreneur Advice?
I only offer that which I done.
One: To do you. You are a business, you are a brand and you have to live authentically.
Figure out your story and live it to the fullest.
Two: Just start
Favorite Success Quote?
“To take the island burn the boat.”
“If everything seems under control you’re not going fast enough” – Mario Andretti
Top Recommended Books:
The Icarus Deception – by Seth Godin
The War of Art – by Steven Pressfield
If all you had to your name was $1k and a laptop computer how would you jump start your biz?
I would do the same exact thing I did in the past, and just do more of it.
Sign up for a WordPress website, host it on bluehost for $4 a month and just start writing and sharing that content with like minded people.
Best way to connect with you?
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