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Make Your Career Through Strategic Giving and Changing Education Forever with Miguel Hernandez

Miguel Hernandez is the co-founder of Mench.co where he is taking hands-on learning to the next level.

Since 2010, he's run Grumo Media, a digital animation studio. Clients include: Microsoft, Walmart, Fidelity Investments, Ashton Kutcher, Alexis Ohanian, Trevor Blackwell, and many YCombinator startups. In 2011, I joined Udemy and became one of their earliest top instructors with 20,000+ students and over $500K in online course sales.

Listen in to learn more about changes in education and how to build your career through strategic giving!

Make Your Career Through Strategic Giving and Changing Education Forever with Miguel Hernandez

Time stamped show notes:

[2:45] Miguel is one of the top instructors on Udemy.

[3:44] His new project is launching in January.

[4:05] Problems with online courses

[4:42] He decided to create a tool that focuses on the engagement of courses.

[8:09] They’ve developed a chatbot that allows you to deliver education in a more engaging way that helps people take measurable action weekly.

[10:43] He’s originally from Spain. He moved here in 1996, when he was 14 after his parents divorced.

[11:14] He self-taught a lot of things in his life, like animation.

[11:58] He got into Udemy very early on. It was like a hobby, but it was making a lot of money.

[14:54] He was approached by a former client to do something about education.

[15:22] Actual learning happens when you do stuff. If you listen and don’t apply, learning doesn’t happen.

[16:53] 7 of the top ten courses on Udemy are about coding.

[20:40] The strategy that works best for him: strategic giving

[20:51] Strategic giving: provide value to someone with a lot of influence

[21:34] Get your stuff in front of someone who has a large audience

[25:03] He knew he only needed 1 video to get 1 influencer.

[25:57] People assume that people should give them value when they haven’t proved themselves valuable first.

[32:43] Ask yourself: what’s in it for that person? Why are they going to spend time with you instead of all the other people that want to spend time with them?

[35:] You will never know what will come from the fruit of your efforts, but if you show up with a heart to serve and you add value, your time you will come.

[36:37] Everything is about the people. Focus on helping the people who can add the most value to you and who you can add value to.

[39:58] Generate | Grow | Give

[43:01] Focus on quality over quantity

Three key points:

  1. Strategic giving: provide value to someone with a lot of influence
  2. Generate | Grow | Give
  3. Focus on quality over quantity

Last question:

If you want to learn more about Mench, go to: https://mench.co/

If you have an online program and you want to try a new platform go to Mench and apply as instructor.

How to contact him:

Email: [email protected] dot co

Newsletter (Wednesdays): www.grumo.com