Ep. 22: Balancing Passion and Responsibility with Mike Kelly

Ep. 22: Balancing Passion and Responsibility with Mike Kelly

Invest In Your Life Podcast

Episode 2: Balancing Passion and Responsibility with Mike Kelly

In this week’s episode, I talk with Mike Kelly, the CTO and Co-Founder of MemberVault. We discuss how MemberVault got its start in an RV, the challenges they overcame along the way, going toe-to-toe with VC funded companies and how he balances passion with responsibility. Be sure to listen to the end, where Mike gives his advice to anyone who is thinking about starting something new.

Mike’s Bio: Mike Kelly is the CTO and Co-Founder of MemberVault, a Relationship Marketing Platform that is changing how we engage and sell online. Mike lives in Olympia, WA with his wife (and co-founder), Erin, 2 young kiddos and a rescue hound pup.

How to find Mike:

MemberVault: https://membervault.co/

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/membervault/

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikevkelly/

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/membervault/ (@membervault)

What We Talk About In This Episode:

  • What is MemberVault? [2:55]

  • How Mike and his wife, Erin, launched MemberVault while living in an RV. [8:21]

  • How Mike landed his “ideal job” — and hated it. [11:01]

  • The resistance that came up when they considered launching MemberVault [14.25]

  • Balancing doing what you want with doing what you should [16.21]

  • Going head-to-head with heavily financed companies [20:07]

  • Mike’s mindset around money [24:53]

  • Why he’s glad that they bootstrapped. [28.57]

  • How he and Erin work as a team to run MemberVault. [30:39]

  • How they stay user-centric. [32.14]

  • Mike’s message to anyone who is considering starting a business or any new venture. [35:38]


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