This Started When I Was a Little Kid

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This Started When I Was a Little Kid - Owner Shift - Mike Malatesta

I fell in love with trucks when I was 4 years old.

My Dad was a truck driver and we lived across the street from a construction company.

On some afternoons in the summer, I would sit on the curb in front of my parent’s house, watching the guys return to the yard in their dump trucks and lowboys. I loved being around the power, the noise, the dust and smell of diesel exhaust.

Fast forward 16 years and I was driving a roll off truck like this one for a trash company in Philadelphia as a summer job. (Read about my first time getting the keys to drive a big rig through New Jersey)

It was like being in heaven, so I decided to make a career out of trash.

That didn’t work out, but I stuck with the waste business and have since helped start, grow, lead and sell 2 large industrial waste businesses.

Along the way, I developed what I call an Owner Shift mentality that has served me well. I had to go down a few wrong roads – ending up deep in the Valley of Uncertainty at one point – before I ended up on the right one.

What started for you as a little kid? What have you done about it?

Click here to learn more about why I started my podcast, How’d It Happen?

Start listening to my podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you like to listen by searching How’d It Happen Podcast.

In addition to my podcast where I talk with incredible entrepreneurs about their “how’d it happen” story, I also wrote a book that is a raw examination of my own entrepreneurial journey.

My book is titled, Owner Shift. Get a Free Chapter Here.

You can also listen to my podcast on the Top 5 Things I learned while writing my book.

Or you can read recent reviews and order my new book, Owner Shift, on Amazon.

Mike Malatesta

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