What Does It Take to Be an Entrepreneur?

What Does It Take to Be an Entrepreneur - Mike Malatesta - Ownershift Coaching

What does it take to be an entrepreneur? If you are searching for skills, talent, and abilities to be an entrepreneur, you are one step closer to being an entrepreneur than you were yesterday. When you search the internet, you’ll read many blog posts that tell you vision, team building, courage, and start-up investments from […]

From Getting Fired to $45M Turnover

From Getting Fired to $45M Turnover Mike Malatesta Owner Shift Coaching

Check out this Buy Grow Sell podcast episode I am featured in with Simon Bedard “Mike Malatesta is a successful entrepreneur and business executive. Mike loves supporting and helping entrepreneurs bring their dreams to fruition, break through barriers, and achieve massive success. He has lived in their shoes since he was 26, and has been through […]

How to Shift Your Business Forward

How to Shift Your Business Forward - Mike Malatesta - Owner Shift Coaching

Check out this Nicole Greer Vibrant Culture podcast episode I am featured in. “Mike Malatesta is on a mission to help as many entrepreneurs as he can create successful companies that improve people’s lives, and he joins this episode to do just that for everyone listening in! For everyone stuck in the Grind stage of the Entrepreneurial […]

Anything Hard Makes You Better, Whether You Beat It or Not

Anything Hard Makes You Better, Whether You Beat It or Not - Mike Malatesta - Owner Shift Coaching

Butch was an amazing man. One of the best there ever was, in my book. As my business partner, Butch would often say about hard work “You may not beat it, but if you run away, it will always beat you.” He was raised on a farm. Working hard was in his DNA. It’s just […]

My Future is My Property

My Future is My Property - Mike Malatesta - Ownershift Book and Coaching

Sometimes a few words can change everything. In my case, it was five words. ‘My Future is My Property’ They came to me at a time when I was lost and stuck. Looking for answers, but only finding more questions. I knew the words. Everyone knows the words. You know the words. On their own, […]

Know How to Move your Company. Not Every Detail About It.

Know how to move your company. Not every detail about it. - Mike Malatesta - Ownershift Coaching

I used to think that I had to know everything. “I don’t know” were 3 easy words that were hard for me to think or say. I thought that knowing was my job & my responsibility. And that not knowing something was a weakness. Now, those 3 words come much easier for me. So easy […]

End Reactive Chaos. Adopt a System.

End reactive chaos and adopt a system - Ownershift Coaching - Mike Malatesta

Entrepreneurs hate systems. That’s the story we tell ourselves. It sounds sexy and rebellious – “no bureaucracy here – we just get sh*t done” Until that story becomes a lie, and our lives are out of control, in the crush of grind and/or in reactive chaos. When we reach a point that the left hand […]

Starting a Business is Easy, Surviving it is Really Hard

Starting a Business is Easy - Surviving it is Really Hard - Ownershift Coaching - Mike Malatesta

Starting a business is easy. All it takes is a dream, some paperwork and money. Surviving as a business is hard. Really Hard. All it takes is great execution, hours & hours, doing what the 5% do and the 95% don’t, more money than you thought, great team members & clients, many Owner Shifts, and […]

All Progress Starts with the Truth

All Progress Starts with the Truth - Mike Malatesta - Ownershift Coaching

In Strategic Coach I learned that All Progress Starts with the TRUTH. If we can’t admit, or accept, the truth, we will ALWAYS have a hard time making progress because we’ll always be operating in an alternative world of falsehood. Funny – I always expected [and maybe demanded] the truth from the people I worked with – […]

No Such Thing as a Good or Bad Story

No Such Thing As a Good or Bad Story - Ownshift Coaching - Mike Malatesta

There’s no such thing as a good or bad story.Stories just are.They’re things; products of choices.Some I like talking about openly—they’re safe.Others I only talk about with myself.Because I don’t like the way they sound, especially out loud, processed through others’ ears.But we decide what our stories mean.We can change what we decide our stories […]