“How’d it Happen?” is a conversational-based podcast, hosted by Mike Malatesta. Mike's a curious guy living in the Midwest who’s had some success, along with a lot of “not-quite success”. He likes to avoid the word failure. Its connotation can be dangerous. Some might describe him as a hard-working & successful entrepreneur, investor and thought leader. Others might have a different point of view. Ultimately, he encourages you to make your own assessment.
The podcast explores the stories, beliefs, actions, and experiences of Mike's guests, each of whom has achieved a high level of success in their lives, which he likes to define as the value a person creates for others in the world. His guests will include entrepreneurs, business and non-profit leaders, physicians, athletes, adventurers, artists, teachers and other high performers from all walks, all points, and all perspectives of life.
As the Podcast’s name suggests, the conversations will definitely dig deep into “how” our guests made it happen and became successful. But we won’t stop there. Mike will further explore the “who, what and why’s” that impacted and influenced (for better, or worse) their lives, their thinking and ultimately, their doing, on the way to getting where they are today.
Mike's curiosity may lead his guests down paths they may never have gone down before in a format like this. He hope that happens a lot. He want to get deeper than their public persona to talk about their challenges, fears, missteps, and anxieties (let’s face it, we all have them) to make sure they help us understand what their unique success trajectory looked like. His experience is that it’s never as easy or as smooth as people might think.
Finally, he’ll talk about “what’s next.” Successful people don’t stand still. It’s just not part of their DNA. They believe that their futures are bigger than their pasts and they are constantly challenging themselves to create new, better and more substantial value for their friends, their colleagues, and the world. Mike's promise to his audience is that he will work hard to bring top-notch guests, with remarkable stories that will touch, challenge and inspire you to grow.
You can listen to a few of the podcasts at https://mikemalatesta.com/category/podcast/