Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship


26. Being Selfish Isn’t Always Bad With Mike Malatesta

When you find yourself in a scenario where you feel stuck, sometimes it just takes being a little selfish to get you back to where you need to be. 

In this episode, Charlie Epstein sits down with Mike Malatesta, author of Owner Shift, as they discuss Mike’s story of entrepreneurship and how he realized he needed to be a little selfish. Mike shares the journey he took to reframing his mind and how it has helped him become a successful entrepreneur.

Mike discusses:

  • The story which led him to reframing his mindset
  • The valley of uncertainty
  • What he noticed that made him find ways to get unstuck 
  • How the seed of entrepreneurship was planted in him at a very young age
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

Mike is an entrepreneur who has helped start, grow, and sell two amazingly successful waste management companies. One sold for mid-8 figures and the other sold for low-9 figures. Mike knows 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 also knows what it takes to get there.  Mike is a servant [and selfish] leader with a proven talent for developing  exciting vision and mission initiatives, building the teamwork talent and  systems necessary to realize those initiatives, and executing with a team to deliver the desired results. 



Episode 14 – Helping Experts Build Empires: The Inspirational Journey of Mike Koenigs – With Guest Mike Koenigs

Mike Koenigs is an entrepreneur, marketer, 13-time #1 bestselling author, speaker, interactive online personality, and podcaster, who just, like everyone else, has faced his own obstacles in life, one of them being diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in 2012. 

In this episode, Charlie Epstein sits down with SuperPower Accelerator Experience’s Mike Koenigs. Mike shares his battle with cancer and explains how the disease helped him find his motivation, lane, and voice in his personal and professional life.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Mike’s initial thoughts when he found out he had cancer 
  • Reasons why Mike believes his cancer diagnosis was a wake-up call following 20 years of hard work as an entrepreneur
  • What allowed Mike to beat cancer, and the lessons he learned from his health condition 
  • The role of Buddhism in Mike’s post-cancer spiritual healing   
  • Why’s entrepreneurialism an international language of peace: Mike’s insight 
  • And more!

Listen today to find out how cancer changed the course of everything Mike was doing in his personal, professional, and entrepreneurial life.

Resources: Charlie Epstein | Epstein Financial | (413) 478-8580 | Mike Koenigs | SuperPower Accelerator Experience | Marissa Brassfield | Capability Amplifier Podcast | The Big Leap Podcast