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"Helping Entrepreneurs Play The Game Without Losing Their Sanity."

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Hi, I’m Mike.

I've invested 15+ years and $200,000+ in my business skills so you don't have to.

If you want generic business advice and
motivational quotes, you’ve found the wrong guy…

Because I’ve spent hundreds of thousands of dollars debunking the status quo business advice that never works, traveled the world to be surrounded by the best in the industry, and invested more than a decade of my life to find out what’s bullshit and what really works.

I’ve seen it all during my decade+ journey of exploration, trial, error, blood, sweat and tears, committed to trying everything under the sun to discover the true foundations of business and success. Investing 15+ years and $200,000+ in business skills so my clients and fellow purpose-driven entrepreneurs don’t have to experience the hellish emotional nightmare of unnecessary suffering and expense I went through.

I’m all about telling you the truth at all costs, even if it’s direct and seems harsh, as long as it helps you avoid the generic advice, traps, information overload and deceptive promises of quick-fix solutions and “magic pills” that everyone and their dog seems to be pitching to business owners these days.

They all claim to have “the perfect” strategies, tools,
tactics, or tricks to get XYZ results for your business…

“How to get leads for free with little to no work using Instagram”
“The perfect sales funnel to convert leads into sales automatically”
“How I generated $7500 with one Facebook post”

Yada, Yada, Yada…

And while these things can be helpful, if you’re reading this... they’re probably not helpful to you yet

The truth is there are no quick fixes or magic pills when it comes to business… sure, they can be helpful once your business is established, but if you haven’t seemed to “crack the code” yet?... these things are all a distraction from what you need to be working on right now.

Strategies, tools and tactics are like bandaids… not magic solutions to the core problems you’re facing… and they’ll only do more harm than good if you implement them before laying a proper foundation for your business first.

I help entrepreneurs and business owners lay a foundation so solid these “magic pill” solutions become fun little optional add-ons they can choose to deploy or not. Because in reality, you don’t need them to run a successful business…

It took me almost a decade of trial and error to figure this out… and I’m passionate about helping you avoid the hell I had to go through to come out on the other side alive...

  • When I was young, I thought I was going to be a professional baseball player…
  • When that didn’t work out I went into business…
  • Had a wife and made a couple of kids...
  • 2 Cars…
  • Big house…
  • Built a successful mortgage company with 10 offices and 250+ employees…
  • Portland Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40
  • I hated my life and dreaded the office…
  • The company went under in 2008….
  • Lost all my money, cars, house, and wrecked my identity…
  • Spent almost 10 years in hiding trying to make online business work for me…
  • Over $200,000 in training courses, books, events, seminars, masterminds, coaches, you name it…

Nothing was working…

I was trying everything from Clickfunnels to ManyChat bots, social media marketing, design, branding, affiliate marketing, course creation… and more…

I was still broke… nothing was working… and I felt like a total failure to my family…

I was at the end of my rope more days than I can count… and let me tell you, the journey wasn’t fun…

As amazing as it is to look back at now, I wouldn’t wish that hellish nightmare on my worst enemies…

No one ever sat me down and slapped me across the face and said “Hey dummy. Until you pick a lane or even know what the fuck you’re talking about, this stuff isn’t gonna fly.”

Even after all that time and money spent, I wasn’t successful yet…

So I took my final leap of faith and flew another 75,000+ miles to 12 different countries and finally found myself surrounded by some of the best marketers in the game…

That’s when I discovered I too was being lied to.

I needed to quit playing around with every new magic bullet solution and pick a lane that’s bigger than me… narrow my focus… take incremental action... realize there is no destination… and build a solid foundation for my business.

During this process, I discovered there are 3 levels to mastering this game…

If the strategies, tools and tactics aren’t working for you, it’s because you’re missing one or all of the foundations… or they’re out of order.

If you have the strategies, tools and tactics, plus a solid business foundation, and it’s still not working for you?

It’s because you have some personal resistance to making it work… that could be past trauma, a relationship holding you back, some bullshit belief system you need to overcome, etc.

Most entrepreneurs get stuck in the first level like I was.

Chasing shiny objects and buying into the “magic bullet” hype... it’s not your fault if you’re still stuck there… these marketers are really freaking good at making you believe in their solution…

But magic pills don't work unless you've built the foundations of business success first.

My mission is to eliminate unnecessary suffering and expense for purpose-driven entrepreneurs like you, who have something that will improve the lives of your clients and make the world a better place in your own unique way…

While simultaneously achieving your definition of business success.

I've invested 15+ years and $200,000+ in business skills, so you don't have to.

When you know how to lay the core foundations of a successful business, you can easily achieve in one year what took me roughly 15 years.

And hell, if you like the magic bullets and shiny objects? You can use them effectively once you’ve laid your foundations in order.

Once I built my business on top of these foundations in the right order, I was able to accomplish some amazing things that seemed to elude me forever…

Things like:

  • I was taken more seriously and stood out from the competition
  • I was able to increase and command premium prices for my services
  • Clients were begging and waiting in line to work with me and following my systems and processes
  • I had more impact with people on less time and energy
  • My stress and anxiety was dramatically reduced
  • I was able to be present and spend more time with my family and friends
  • I began to see opportunities and beauty everywhere
  • I wrote a book
  • Was invited to speak at others events and held my own events
  • Launched two successful podcasts “The Madeover Podcast” and “Ask The Makeover Master Show”
  • I created and am the Founder and President of the Association of Mental Health and Well-Being for Entrepreneurs
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If you’re still reading this right now, then it’s about time you discover what the foundations are so you can take your next step building a business that serves you, instead of enslaves you.