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Team’s Pick: Always Evolving (Danny Iny)

  • Episode #27

Welcome to Making It! This weekly show explores the lives and stories of entrepreneurs as they share their unique perspectives on their success and the path to making it

Danny Iny is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Mirasee, a company that serves visionary businesses and entrepreneurs who have something of value to share with their audience. He’s also the executive producer of all Mirasee FM podcasts.  

For Danny, making it isn’t a final destination but an ever-evolving state of fluidity. As Danny describes, on your path to making it, you’re going to stumble and fall, over and over again, until you learn how to not stumble. It’s also important to understand that your happiness and fulfillment aren’t necessarily tied to your bank account balance. In this episode, Danny shares the story of how he started his entrepreneurial journey as a young boy, and how his view on business success and making it has evolved since becoming a father.

“For me, what matters is the contribution, feeling like I’m making a difference to someone. And growth for myself.” ”

“It’s all a kind of curriculum, a learning opportunity that’s really, really important and really powerful.”

Danny Iny

Guest Bio: Danny Iny is an educator, author, and entrepreneur who is on a mission to reimagine business and transform education. His love-hate relationship with education began when he dropped out of high school at age 15 to start his first business. His frustrations with education were driven home many years later when he completed his MBA from Queen’s University School of Business.

As the founder and CEO of Mirasee, a business education company, Danny has developed innovative training programs that have raised the bar for online education. These include the Course Builder’s Laboratory, Business Ignition Bootcamp, and ACES Club. Over 5,000 value-driven entrepreneurs have enrolled in these programs.

Danny is a sought-after expert known for his knowledge, insights, and integrity. His published books include Leveraged Learning, Teach and Grow Rich, The Audience Revolution, and Engagement from Scratch!.

He has guest lectured at institutions including McGill and Yale universities and has spoken on stage at various industry conferences and at Mirasee’s live events. His writing has appeared on Inc., Copyblogger, Success, and other websites.

Danny’s entrepreneurial journey has had many twists and turns. He built Mirasee after his previous startup imploded in 2008, leaving him $250K in debt. But he’s fond of saying that “failure is only failure if it happens in the last chapter; otherwise, it’s a plot twist.”

Today, Mirasee is a seven-figure business with 80+ employees distributed all over the world.

His latest book, Online Courses A Business Parable about Creating Freedom by Teaching Your Gift, is based on a decade of research, testing, and working with thousands of students. Online Courses reveals the opportunities and challenges for online course creators in today’s market, where people around the world are waking up to the power and excitement of online education.

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  • Guest – Danny Iny
  • Associate producer – Danny Bermant
  • Producer – Cynthia Lamb
  • Executive producer – Danny Iny
  • Assembled by – Geoff Govertsen
  • Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
  • Audio Post Production by Post Office Sound
  • Music soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely

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Music and SFX credits: 

  • Track Title: Sweet Loving Waltz
    Artist Name(s): Sounds Like Sander
    Writer Name: S.L.J. Kalmeijer
  • Track Title: The Sunniest Kids
    Artist Name(s): Rhythm Scott
    Writer Name: Scott Roush
  • Track Title: Coffee And Cigarettes
    Artist Name(s): Reveille
    Writer Name: Brendan St. Gelais
  • Track Title: Red And Blue
    Artist Name(s): Federico Ferrandina
    Writer Name: Federico Ferrandina

Making It

If you’re an online entrepreneur, Making It was made for you. In each episode, real-world entrepreneurs tell their stories in their own words. They define what “making it” means in the busy space of online business. And they reveal what they’ve learned in their journey toward making it… lessons you can use in your own business.