Scott D. Clary has a very extensive and successful track record. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of OnMiPatch, the Founder of Success Story Podcast, and the Founder of ROI Overload. Not only is Scott very personable, but Scott is also an open book of very useful tips in anybody’s journey to success.
Just yesterday Scott was on the other end of the stick. He is the founder of a very successful podcast, Success Story Podcast, where he interviews various successful people. His most recent podcast guest was Kara Goldin, founder of Hint water. While Scott is very successful himself, he also has very great insight into the life and the world of entrepreneurship and I decided to give him a mini-vacation from doing the interviewing.
The questions asked to Scott were to not only give me some insight as to how I can scale Uniic Media but also share with everybody else. We first spoke of his entrepreneurial journey and right out of the gate Scott stated “I try to learn entrepreneurship as I am working, and it is something that I preach about. It’s that you don’t have to go all-in into something and risk everything. You can be smarter about it which can actually increase the chance of you becoming successful.” Scott also explained his love for working with startups, which is what the majority of his professional career has consisted of. To sum up his passion for startups “The earlier you get in the more risk, the more work, but ultimately the higher the reward.” Learning from start-ups was something he spoke highly of.
Currently, Scott works as the CEO and Co-Founder of OnMiPatch, which he describes as “Health, Tech, and Wellness” due to the technology used to provide the healthiest form of vitamin consumption. Visit OnMiPatch’s website to read more. The process behind choosing what he would ultimately contribute to OnMiPatch was given with the comparison to Mark Benioff’s strategy behind scaling SalesForce. Benioff would educate businesses on the Cloud and SaaS which would eventually perfectly position SalesForce to be sold to those within the market of the category (the category being cloud and SaaS for marketing and sales). This is exactly what Scott is strategizing for OnMiPatch. He is developing the category so when people are asked how they take their vitamins they say “Using a Patch” and Scott says “No matter which brands eventually creates the same form of the patch as OnMi, I know I created the category.”
As a college dropout, I couldn’t resist the urge to ask Scott his opinion on college. Scott attended college, and at times he admits that he “wonders if I ever needed university” but also states that he catches himself in the thought. He credits undergrad to giving him some of the key tools to being successful. “It created a great network for me. It did teach me soft skills. College forces you to network most times.” After explaining my situation of dropping out during a pre-med track, Scott explained something I never even thought about. “You aren’t the person to drop out of school and do nothing. If you drop out of school, you did a cross-analysis. How can you achieve the lifestyle you’d have after the 8-10 years (of med school) in another way and that motivates you.”
From his experiences with his podcast guests, he gave me some life-changing advice:
Anthony Scaramucci told Scott “If I went back to New York in an 800 square foot apartment, no money, a white t-shirt and jeans. I could do it all again because I always count on myself.”
Kara Goldin, during her guest appearance on Scott’s podcast, told a story of a Coca-Cola higher up basically giving her a sexist explanation as to why she couldn’t make Hint successful being a woman. She “had no clue what she was doing.” Eventually, according to Scott, Hint became a part of Coca-Cola’s buy list.
My favorite part of our discussion was about success. I always hear Scott asking his guest what success is to them and I couldn’t miss my chance. Scott stated that success to him is freedom. “Freedom is not being accountable to anybody’s schedule. If you are always accountable to somebody and not doing what you enjoy, I do not think you are successful. You have a very sad life. I cannot imagine you are happy.” He continued “I don’t care if I am the richest person as long as I am focused on doing the things I love doing.”
We closed off the conversation with Scott’s favorite books. To my amazement, as he sat with full bookshelves behind him, Scott stated “I don’t enjoy reading now and the reason why is because with audibles, I can listen to it and multitask but I find that I prefer podcasts more than books because authors in a book are required to fill a lot of fluff.” He gave me some advice I will use in the future, which is if I ever want to know about a book, find the author in a podcast and listen to the short version of a book. They have a limited time in the podcast and the author will hit the main points of the book, which is what the reader is looking for anyway.
Overall, I had a wonderful conversation with Scott. He is somebody to which I could find myself looking up to in the world of entrepreneurship. Scott is filled with knowledge in various areas. Specifically, he is an expert in the field of marketing and sales. I hope in the future I can have some deeper talks with Scott.