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Entrepreneur's Worst Enemy

All too often, entrepreneurs become their own worst enemies. We have some success and then it stops. We hit a wall that we can’t figure out how to get over. We design systems that get and keep us stuck without even realizing it. When that happens, frustration, uncertainty and blame build. Confusion sets in. We feel like the world is out to get us. We want to quit. We want something different but we don’t realize that we’re getting exactly what we asked for. 

OWNER SHIFT gives you a path and a plan to get yourself unstuck, build your confidence, take responsibility, attract new levels of success, accomplish more than you ever thought possible and make your future the property you want to own.

Get Unstuck

Build Confidence

Take Responsibility

Attract Success

Meet the Author

I love helping entrepreneurs. I’ve lived in their shoes since I was 26 and I’ve been through – and am still on – the roller coaster they are. I’ve experienced the excitement, pain, grit and mistakes that come with every entrepreneurial journey.

I’m an entrepreneur who has helped start, grow and sell two 8-Figure waste management companies. One sold for mid 8-figures and the other sold for low 9-figures. 

I know how hard it is to be an entrepreneur and what a long shot it can be to achieve the success and freedom that are the entrepreneurial goal.

Mike Malatesta

You Too Can Get Unstuck

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.

Getting Selfish

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What the Readers Say

Mike’s book, OWNER SHIFT – How Getting Selfish Got Me Unstuck, is the essential follow-up resource for what it takes to be a Level 5 Leader, which we were all introduced to in Jim Collin’s book Good to Great. His many years of practical entrepreneurial experiences coupled with his hundreds of interviews with business leaders on his podcast, have given Mike a perspective that is priceless. Reading it is the equivalent of getting an Ivy League MBA degree.

Wayne Breitbarth

LinkedIn Trainer, Speaker & Consultant.
Author, Power Formula for LinkedIn Success

If you’re a fed-up entrepreneur questioning whether you should go back to working for the man, or hang in there in the hope of finding the right path, then you’ll find Michael Malatesta’s book indispensable. Through clear, concise, and jargon-free writing, he guides us through his own entrepreneurial journey, exploring all the frustrations, setbacks and grief that every would-be entrepreneur faces and ultimately experiences. Want to know how to get through your own entrepreneurial journey and reach the promised land? Read this book, then keep it on your night table until you’re successful. You won’t find a better mentor anywhere than Mike Malatesta.

Art Bell

Co-Founder, Comedy Central.
Author, Constant Comedy: How I Started Comedy Central and Lost My Sense of Humor

I am a huge fan of Mike Malatesta.  Loved his podcast “How’d it Happen,” great business mind and now author of an engaging book, Ownershift.  Amazing how one of the most selfless individuals I know wrote a book on getting selfish.  Great read – you’re going to love it!

Brian Adam

President, Olympus Group
Author, Rules of Engagement – A Guide to Better Communication and Better Relationships with Everyone Who is Important to Your Business

Mike Malatesta is a wizard, a genius, a visionary leader. His story of resilience and greatness is truly off the charts, even for the highest of high-performing entrepreneurs. I’m honored to call him a collaborator and a friend.

Justin Breen

Founder/CEO, BrEpic Communications LLC
Author, Epic Business

I can’t imagine a more rags-to-riches story – from getting fired from his job, to starting a small business hauling around waste in one truck, to the multi-million-dollar business it eventually became. What is so great about Mike is he is so relatable, whether it’s his writing or his great podcast. You can see the humanity in him, and his story is an inspiration to anyone who has ever had big dreams – or stumbled once or twice on the way towards achieving those dreams.”

John Corcoran

Former White House Writer/Aide, Speechwriter & Author
Co-Founder, Rise25. Host – Smart Business Revolution Podcast

Ever stop before you felt like you really got things started? Yeah, me too. You’re not alone, as entrepreneur, writer, and podcaster Mike Malatesta illustrates. Ride along for Mike’s own narrated journey. Filled with insight, not the obvious, with vulnerability, not infallibility, Malatesta’s crisp writing is laced with lessons worth learning.”

Scott Mautz

Founder & CEO, Profound Performance
Author, Leading from the Middle | Find The Fire | Make it Matter

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


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.