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Being an entrepreneur is hard. Being a successful one is a long shot. The stress makes you feel like you’re fighting everything at once. Regulations. Red tape. Employees, vendors, and customers. Even family and friends, sometimes.
On top of all that, there is you.
All too often, entrepreneurs become their own worst enemies, designing systems that keep them stuck without even realizing it. When that happens, it’s easy to blame the lack of progress on other people. They’re not helping you. They’re the problem.
In Mike Malatesta’s first 10 years as an entrepreneur, he had been indicted, lost an employee and lost a business partner in a fatal fire in one of his own company’s facilities.
He eventually decided that everything that happened to him was only one person’s fault: his own.
“It took me a while to realize it but I was the one who had put myself in that position,” Malatesta said. “I understood that there was no one to blame but me. If I had the power to blame a system that I created, then I had the power to design a system that I liked as well.”
Mike joins Adam to share his story, and how getting selfish got him unstuck.
Don't let workplace ups and downs keep you from turning your dream into 7 figures. Tune in!