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The Incredible Story of my Idol: Dakota Robertson

Published 5 months ago • 1 min read

Hi there Reader,

Happy Wednesday, my friend...

Fanboying out...

On Monday, I had one of the great treasures of my (short) Creator Career…

I spent ~40 minutes with Dakota Robertson.

For those of you who don’t know, Dakota is one of the world’s most prolific Ghost Writer’s.

He has 1/4Million follows on Twitter alone, and earns over 50k/Month writing Tweets.

But that’s not why I admire the guy.

I love what he stands for.

Dakota had a rough life growing-up…

He grew-up in a Motorhome with crack-addicted parents.

He dropped out of college -

and tried a number of different paths before finding ghost writing.

His path has been anything but easy.

But his mindset: absolutely incredible.


  • Confident - but truly humble
  • Thick skinned - but deeply kind
  • Intelligent - and deeply pragmatic

And he’s on the side of good…

In addition to building a high-value business, he uses his platform to inspire and guide young men.

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He's pro positive masculinity.

He stands for something.

Many things.

And to me - that's very cool.

Which brings me back to you…

I hope you’re having the impact you want to have.

Last week, I worked with someone who is trying to “slow build” her professional brand as she builds a new team at her new employer.

Here are a few of the actual materials I sent her to start thinking on it

(note: it's one giant link with the actual notes I sent her)

Me Trying to Play it Cool as Dakota drops Pearls of Wisdom

(Full episode coming soon here; don't forget to subscribe)

Chat GPT Prompt of the Week

"Write a (project need) in the voice of (your favorite author). Here is an example of a previous version as a framework... "

Talk soon, my friend!

-Mike O’Connor

Hi, I'm Mike!

I've helped thousands of people connect with meaningful Career opportunities and build lives of purpose as a Higher Ed Exec, while side-hustling as a consultant and creator. Since leaving Higher Education, I've learn way more about the Creator economy and started doing Twitter/Solopreneur coaching (which I never expected) and a Podcast - The Actualized Self. As a Coach, my strengths lie in helping clients uncover their unique strengths, overcome their own mental hurdles/blocks, and systematize practices. I love helping clients transition from 9-5 to the Creator Economy; and have been doing more work in that space.

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