Working full-time as operator/founder in OnMi, a company that produces patches that deliver vitamins through the skin, in combination with creating and producing his Success Story podcast, places this energetic entrepreneur front and center as he shares his platform with successful business men and women who have success stories worth telling.
It is refreshing to meet entrepreneurs so full of life and excitement over creating new opportunities that their enthusiasm is downright contagious. They bubble over with details about their latest ventures, and the sky’s the limit for their goals. Scott D. Clary is one of those all-in, high-energy entrepreneurial types. His latest venture is OnMi, which produces patches that deliver wellness and relief through the skin, much like nicotine patches.
If you had half an hour with Clary, you would learn about the merits of getting vitamins, hangover relief, melatonin, and high-energy combo doses via OnMi patches. He would fill you in on how they will spare you from stomach irritation and ingestion of additives hidden in capsules and tablets. You would also learn that Clary has a “side hustle” that makes his heart beat faster and keeps him excited about the total package of his work life. His side gig is his Success Story podcast, which includes over 200 recordings, described as “stories worth telling.”
The name Success Story sounds like a collection of sweet, happily-ever-after tales, and in a business sense, this would not be off-base. His norm is interviewing successful entrepreneurs and high-power execs, offering his audience the skinny on their journey to the top in their startups and industries. His following has grown to over 250 thousand on social media platforms by delivering content listeners relish. Most of them are trying to figure out how to grow professionally and take their businesses to the next level. Since the pandemic, more people than ever have the bug to start their own side hustles, and many are no longer feeling secure in full-time jobs. Entrepreneurship is a hot topic, and Clary is an expert at combining his strong business background with his know-how to create and market content that resonates with his audience.
While many people dream of developing a side business into a livelihood that replaces their nine-to-five job, Clary says, ‘I will always be an operator/investor in OnMi or other startups regardless of how successful my podcast becomes. I’m still building and scaling the business. I have smarter conversations on my podcast because I’m current on topics that are relevant today, that I’m actively dealing with, in my business.”
Clary plans on growing both, OnMi and Success Story. But, even if OnMi grows to the point that it is time for him to exit, he would seek out other opportunities, possibly as an angel investor. “I want to keep my edge and be authentic and relevant,” says Clary. “That requires staying in the thick of things as a business operator and investor, and that’s what I intend to do.”
Clary has given a new twist to the term “imposter syndrome.” He thinks feeling butterflies in his stomach is a normal part of learning and growing. “You will never be 100% ready for anything you take on in life,” says Clary. “You will always have self-doubt. When you are asked to do something, step up to the plate with confidence knowing you can and will figure it out.”
For those waiting and hoping for imposter syndrome to disappear, Clary’s opinion is that it never will. He believes this very thing makes us curious and drives us to find solutions and develop processes that lead to success. “Having a bit of imposter syndrome forces us to be better,” says Clary. “It reveals to me and others how much we care, and it’s a fantastic motivator.” Clary uses any fear and doubts about his capabilities to inspire him to take the necessary steps to prepare well. He claims people who are entirely comfortable in their roles are probably performing at a lower level and are no longer challenging themselves to level up.
Clary thinks product feedback is underrated, and businesses often skimp on it. Companies are failing to gather input from people who are using their products, which unfortunately can lead to failure. Clary’s marketing background wins again in how simple this process is for him. He is a master at connecting with customers, gathering and analyzing data, and responding appropriately. He sees it as the perfect way to continually improve products, increase customer satisfaction, and enhance success.
Scott D. Clary has a lot to say on many topics. Business and technology are top of the list, and you will have no trouble finding him on YouTube, TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram in addition to his website. He is happy to hear from listeners and is always on the lookout for new guests for his podcast.