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.
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
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.
What is stopping you from taking the first step toward reaching your passions and goals? Are you willing to give up the things that might be holding you back?
In this episode, Charlie Epstein is joined by Helen Gomez-Andrews and Chris Andrews to speak about their story of leaving their life in Brooklyn to chase after their goals. Charlie, Helen and Chirs speak about the event that happened in Helen and Chris’s life that made them challenge their norm, and pursue their passion to build a cannabis business.
Helen & Chris discuss:
The life event that caused them to change their life perspective and go after their passion
What made them interested in cannabis, specifically edibles
How they traded their Brooklyn home for a cannabis warehouse
When you can mix your passions with entrepreneurship, great things can happen.
In this episode, Charlie Epstein is joined by jazz musician Emmet Cohen, as they talk about how Emmet’s passions and entrepreneurial spirit collided. Emmet shares his story of finding success as a mission, and how he was able to channel his passions and create a community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How he originally found his passion for music and when he discovered he could turn it into a career
The importance of having a mentor, and the impacts his mentor had on him
How the pandemic impacted his career
What led him to create an online community through Emmet’s Place
Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is in the vanguard of his generation’s advancement of music and the related arts. A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique, and concept.
When you have grit, there is nothing that can stop you from achieving your goals or pursuing your passions.
That is exactly what our guest, Bryan Lefelhoc, believes and emphasizes.
In this episode, Charlie Epstein is joined by Bryan Lefelhoc, director of sales at Spire Advertising and Web Design, as they talk about how grit allows you to achieve great things. Bryan shares his own experiences with using grit to leave his cushy corporate job and achieve the things he is passionate about.
What made him passionate about creating a podcast dedicated to grit
How Bryan’s grit allowed him to follow his passions and dreams
The idea of failure being a good part of growth in reaching your goals
When you have grit, nothing can stop you from achieving great things
Bryan is an experienced Sales Director with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Bryan has Strong sales and is professionally skilled in Sales, Radio Advertising, Leadership, Website Building, and Marketing Strategy.