Mike Malatesta

Entrepreneur | Author | Coach

Mike Malatesta

Entrepreneur | Author | Coach

On the How’d It Happen Podcast, I have important conversations with amazingly successful people from all walks of life. I dig in deep with every guest to get to the roots of their success. To discover not just how it happened, but why it matters.

On the How’d It Happen Podcast, I have important conversations with amazingly successful people from all walks of life. I dig in deep with every guest to get to the roots of their success. To discover not just how it happened, but why it matters.

Mike Malatesta Howd it Happen

On the How’d It Happen Podcast, I have important conversations with amazingly successful people from all walks of life. I dig in deep with every guest to get to the roots of their success. To discover not just how it happened, but why it matters.

My mission is to find and share the ideas and clues you need to Inspire, Activate, and Maximize the Greatness in YOU.

I talk with Entrepreneurs, Physicians, Educators, Athletes, Executives, Authors, Futurists, Demographers and Artists.

Latest Episodes

My podcast is in the top 2.5% of all podcasts globally.

What You Get from Listening

Conversations with World-Class Guests

The How’d It Happen Podcast is all about digging deep with every guest to get to the roots of their success to discover not just how it happened, but why it matters.

Naveen Jain

CEO and Founder, Obsessing Over Living Forever (#131)

Prince Daniels

How I Mastered the Game Beyond the NFL (#207)

Matthew Pollard

Why Introverts Have a Valuable Edge (#229)

Sarah Dusek

Helping Women-led Businesses in Africa (#177)

Dr. Madan Kandula

Opening Airways to Achieve Your Unlimited Potential (#87)

Dr.Jeff Spencer

Always Hold Space in Your Life for a Miracle (#221)

Martha Krejci

Rock Bottom to Rock Star (#230)

Matt Bromley

Pro Big Wave Surfer, Visualizing Your Hero Moment (#147)

Jeff Madoff

The Power of Curiosity Fuel (#214)

Chris Ruden

Overcoming Disabilities & Self-Imposed Limitations (#195)

Sam Schmidt

Indycar Team Owner, Racing thru Paralysis to Victory Lane (#128)

David Hertz

Decreasing Environmental Impact with Regenerative Architecture (#185)

My Podcast Journey

I began my podcast journey late in 2018. The inspiration came upon me quickly and  unexpectedly. A year earlier, I didn’t even know what a podcast was. That’s how clueless I was. When I discovered them, I became immediately obsessed and I couldn’t get enough. Listening to podcasts replaced listening to the radio in the car. I bought headphones so that I could listen to podcasts when I was out for a walk, working around the yard or, well, doing almost anything that gave me the opportunity to listen.

Podcasts became a new part of my education. I’d been designing a custom school for myself for more than a decade. Deciding what I wanted to learn about and finding the resources to teach me. With podcasts, my education menu exploded. A couple of clicks on my phone and I could be listening to, and learning about, anything I wanted. Talk about freedom – and opportunity!

Listening to podcasts got me thinking about my strengths. I’m not creative. At least not in the classic sense. I’m not an artist or poet. I can’t draw or paint or rhyme well. At least not yet.

But I am curious – and it occurred to me that being curious was one of the most important talents that the podcasters I was listening to share. From there, it was easy to create an “if they can do it, I can do it” dialogue with myself. Then, before I knew it, I was sitting at a table in my basement recording the first episode of the How’d It Happen podcast.

Fast forward to now and I’ve recorded well over 200 podcast episodes and been a guest on dozens of other podcasts as well. My show is in the top 2.5% of all podcasts globally.

"Preparing for your interview, Mike, was one of the most interesting intellectual exercises I have ever engaged in.”

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My new book, “Owner Shift – How Getting Selfish Got Me Unstuck is a philosophical memoir that reveals the secret to why so many entrepreneurs get stuck and how they can SHIFT to get free once again.

It tells the story of how I found myself in the Valley of Uncertainty, a place where many entrepreneurs end up stuck, confused and feeling sorry for themselves, like I did.

It was a place I hated but didn’t know how to climb out of.

Until a messenger that I barely knew and wasn’t looking for showed up and put me on the path that eventually led me out of that Valley and into a future that I owned and made my property.

What the Readers Say

Mike is not an Instagram star. He’s not driving a McClaren or posting pictures of a tropical beach house. He has no secrets, and certainly no formula to sell. What he has is a good story of how a regular guy with grit and perseverance created something from nothing. He’s humble and has an amazing story of success few entrepreneurs ever achieve.

Dave Will

Co-Founder & CEO, PropFuel
Host, EO 360 Podcast

I love Mike’s writing. It’s clear, concise, and wildly entertaining. I found myself sucked in from the very first sentence. His transparency and willingness to put himself out there as he unwinds his personal journey through entrepreneurship is admirable and refreshing.

Craig Stanland

Reinvention Architect, Coach, TEDx Speaker
Author, Blank Canvas

READY TO GET UNSTUCK?

In my book Owner Shift, I don’t give you “The 5 Steps” to achieve success, because there’s no such thing.
But there’s something much more valuable.
I give you a path and a plan that will get yourself unstuck, build confidence, take responsibility, and attract new levels of success.

Ultimately accomplishing more than you ever thought possible.

Get your copy today, and make your future the property you want to own.

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My Work

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