How'd It Happen Podcast

How'd It Happen Podcast

Hi, I’m Mike Malatesta, the creator and host of "How'd It Happen?" podcast. On the podcast, I have meaningful conversations with some of the most successful people about how that success happened for them. My guests include Entrepreneurs, Athletes, Physicians, Non-Profit & Academic Leaders, Consultants, Financial Experts, Authors, Moon Shot Explorers, and more.I dig in deep with every guest to get to the roots of their success. To discover not just how it happened but why it matters. My mission is to expose and share the ideas and clues you need to Inspire, Activate, and Maximize the greatness in you.

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May 23, 2022 82 min

Trent Clark is a serial entrepreneur and three-time Major League Baseball World Series Coach.  He is the Founder of MPower Athletes, Inc., Courage Coach, the Founder and CEO of Leadershipity.com, and Co-Founder of Transitions LLC. Having spent his adult livelihood among top 1% producers in sports and business, Trent is dedicated to empowering people to reach their goals, peak performance, and attain their dreams.

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In this episode, I talk about who you hang out with and Jim Rohn's concept that  you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.  Or, show me your friends, and I'll show you your future.

That might be true at certain times of your life, but as I go through the exercise of applying that idea to my own life, I come to some important revelations that I'd like to share with you in the hopes that you mig...

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Krisstina Wise is a Financial Health Coach, Author, Serial Entrepreneur, Runn and Frequent Laugher!  She  has made it her life's work to master money. She is a self-made multi-millionaire with the equivalent of at least two PhDs of intense study with some of the business world's most sage and seasoned mentors. Her training and experience has built proven systems that work-- in both good and challenging times.

After nearly lo...

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In today's episode, I ask the question, "What are you willing to give up to get what you want?"  After going through a rather interesting thought exercise, I deiced that that's not the first question you need to ask yourself.

Before you ask yourself what you're willing to give up to get what you want, you first need to know what it is that you want in the first place and probably why you want it.  How long are yo...

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Sunil Godse helps businesses eliminate their competition by unleashing the power of intuition to earn the trust of those responsible for their success in under 14 seconds through a process he developed called intuitive branding.

As an entrepreneur, Sunil used his system to generate more than $20 million in revenues before moving on to helping a significant number of businesses collectively earn millions in revenues, including major ...

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In this episode, I talk about the concept of being yourself. We hear it proclaimed how important it is to be yourself. But what if being yourself causes an issue for someone else?   do you always want the entire world to see the real you?  All of you, or just the parts that are the best? Is there a line?

Please listen to the podcast, and let me know if you agree -- where is your line?

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John Vuong, the  owner of Local SEO Search, is a seasoned sales professional and internet marketer with an exceptional track record of helping companies grow their clientele and profits.  Through 15+ years of experience working with CEOs, business leaders and marketing leaders at some of Canada's most successful corporations, John developed a deep understanding of local marketing dynamics and consumer behavior.  His mission...

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April 29, 2022 7 min

In this episode, I talk about success -- not your success, but other people's success -- and how you view it.  I talk about the concept of mitfreude and schadenfreude.

How do you want others to view your success?  With joy or not? I share what I feel is a pretty easy formula if you prefer mitfreude.  Have a listen, and let me know what you think.

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Born on Christmas Day, 1964, Devon Harris was raised in the violent ghetto environment of Olympic Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica. The greatest gift he ever received was the belief that a positive attitude and a never-say-die philosophy would carry him farther than a sense of
injustice and a heart filled with anger.

Devon Harris graduated from the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England and received a Queen’s Commission ...
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In this episode, I share with you what I found to be the five tips about getting what you want from email -- especially from strangers.  Like I do with everthing, I've called upon my own experiences to create this list, because I think I have a pretty good handle on how to interact with people via email, when I would like to engage them in something I think would be valuable to both of us -- and on the other side as well: I kno...

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Lisa Stelly, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Fancy Sprinkles - the woman-owned and woman-run confectionary sprinkle company that launched in 2016 on a mission to reimagine the edible arts industry from mundane and basic to sexy and cool.

 As a mother of 3 girls, an entrepreneur, reiki healer, and lifestyle personality, Lisa has given life to sprinkles that no one (even herself) could have ever imagined. Her fun, colorful, edgy...

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April 15, 2022 7 min

In this epeisode, I talk about the difference between Shifts and Pivots. I'm a words person -- there's a distinct difference between the two words, and as an entrepreneur, we are often required to to change direction, and that, my friend, is not a Pivot. It's a Shift. Changing direction and continue moving forward!

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For the past 25 years, 13 best-selling books, and 2,500 corporate events, Jeffrey Gitomer has helped shape the concept, the voice, and the implementation of the new sale. From Fortune 500 companies to companies trying to earn a fortune, he has traveled the globe helping sales teams get better at discovering buying motives.

In addition to being a world-renowned keynote speaker and #1best-selling author, Jeffrey Gitomer is the creato...

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In this episode, I talk about something I am doing that is brand new called Owner Shift  Coaching.  With this coaching program, I help you imagine the future you want and then make it happen.

I decided to become a coach because I see too many entrepreneurs and leaders playing a game that's smaller than the game I think they are built to play. And if you've read my book, you already know that my goal is to help entrepreneurs...

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Daniel Tolson is a successful business coach and is regarded as Asia’s #1 business coach specializing in Emotional Intelligence. Daniel would certainly rock your audience!

He has helped many celebrities, self-made millionaires, and billion-dollar businesses to unleash new income levels. Among many things he enjoys living the expatriate life and has competed with the world's top athletes at extreme games - he is also a former Au...

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In this episode, I share a story with my audience about character -- such a heavy word.  Is good character something you are born with, or something that evolves over time, or maybe it's something that can be alternating as you go through life?

I go through the 6 elements of what I've come to call character, and then I'm going to ask you to rate yourself on each on a 1-5 scale. 

I think this is a really neat exercise on ...

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John A. List (Twitter: @econ_4_everyone) is the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago. His new book is The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale.

His research has led to collaborative work with several different firms, including Lyft,  Uber, United Airlines, Virgin Airlines, Humana, Sears, Kmart, Facebook, Google, General Motors, Tinder, Citadel,...

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In this episode, I talk about the Power of Asking. A.S.K.  Too often we assume that what we think is what other people think, and we just move ahead with something because it's going to work for us. But not everyone is us, and not everyone thinks like us, and not everyone wants what we want.  But there's an easy way to get around that, and I go into it in this episode.

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Jeff Ostroff's multi-faceted career as a marketing and communications professional has enabled him to work with and for many organizations: small to large, fledgling to established, public to private sector. He has used his skills and experience to promote businesses, ventures, products, services, and major initiatives. He's done this inside the U.S., in Canada, and in both Eastern and Western Europe.

Over the past few year...

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In this episode, I take you through the things that get in the way of achieving, maximizing, and activating the greatness inside of you.  I'm only going to talk about five -- I call them the 4 Fallacies that Trap Leaders & Kill Futures.  Those 5 fallacies are (1) I'm a decision machine, (2) I need to be selfless, (3) I'm on my own, (4) I'm responsible, and (5) I know the truth.  Believing in those 5 fallacies pu...

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