TMBA530: Don’t Be a Victim of Your Own Success

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Entrepreneurship is something of a gamble, and perhaps very few people understand that better than today’s guest.

Mike Jackness is a widely respected figure among the eCommerce community and is the host of a brilliant podcast called eComCrew.

Mike has owned and exited several successful businesses, the most popular of which being ColorIt, which manufactured and sold coloring books aimed at adults.

On today’s podcast, Mike joins us to talk about the highs and lows of his entrepreneurial career.

You’ll hear how an obsession with poker turned into Mike’s first major foray into entrepreneurship, how he founded and eventually sold ColorIt, and some of the biggest pitfalls that entrepreneurs face in the eCommerce space today.



Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • How Mike got the idea for his first business by playing a game of poker online. (7:07)
  • What ultimately drove Mike away from the poker industry. (19:30)
  • Why Mike developed severe anxiety as his eCommerce business grew. (36:29)
  • How entrepreneurship can sometimes be like a disease. (50:00)
  • Mike’s thoughts on the eCommerce landscape in 2020. (55:18)


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