Get Different with Mike Michalowicz

Our guest today is not only a listener favorite, but he was also the very first guest on the Profit By Design podcast!

Mike Michalowicz (pronounced mi-CAL-oh-witz) is the entrepreneur behind three multi-million dollar companies and is the author of Get DifferentProfit First, Clockwork, The Pumpkin Plan, and Fix This Next. He is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and regularly travels the globe as an entrepreneurial advocate.

In this episode, listen in as Mike discusses his newly-released book, Get Different. 

We also get to pick his brain about how he writes his books, how he chooses his topics, and how the books he writes really manages to capture the attention of entrepreneurs. It is always a lively conversation with Mike!

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production in collaboration with Small Business Consulting Group.

Show Highlights:

  • Mike discusses how each book he writes is inspired by his life’s purpose and his mission to eradicate entrepreneurial poverty and to simplify the entrepreneurial journey.
  • Why businesses are fearful of marketing and how to get past that mindset.
  • The importance of affirmations.
  • Mike shares a powerful and poignant story about a man named Justin and the impact that Mike’s book, Clockwork, had on his life.
  • How we lose connection with what’s truly important in life.
  • Once you’ve gained your entrepreneurial momentum, putting more energy and more effort into growing your business is not healthy or sustainable.
  • Taking care of your health is a foundational necessity for running a healthy business.
  • Mike describes his definition of a successful life.
  • Mike reveals the topics which intrigue him the most and what he is working on next.


Connect with Mike!

Mike’s Website

Mike’s Books

Other Podcast Episodes Featuring Mike Michalowicz:

Episode 92: Fix This Next with Mike Michalowicz

Episode 50: The Surprising Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs 

Episode 1: What Every Business Owner Need to Know to Avoid Entrepreneurial Poverty

Mentioned Episode:

24: From Weeders to Leaders – Tapping into Your Team’s Greatness with Jeff McManus 

Mentioned Books:

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman and Paul White

Links and Resources:

Download Dr. Sabrina’s Introductory Training: How to Make Your Time Worth $10,000 an Hour

Join Dr. Sabrina in our Entrepreneurs Take Your Life Back! Community

About The Author

Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist and international best-selling author of the How to Hire the Best series and The 4 Week Vacation™, is the founder of Tap the Potential and host of the Profit by Design podcast. At Tap the Potential, we work to free business owners from the constant demands of a growing business.

We believe work supports life, not the other way around. Clients in our Better Business, Better Life coaching program have more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than they’ve ever had. Next, we send them off on a 4 Week Vacation™ to celebrate their hard-earned journey to take their life back!

Dr. Sabrina and her team at Tap the Potential are on a mission to change the story of entrepreneurship from one of long hours, grinding it out, to one of sustainably profitable businesses that support and enhance life. The Tap the Potential Solution™ and our Tap the Potential Family of Business Owners are disrupting small business as usual. We are on our way to making the Tap the Potential Solution™ the mainstream model for growing business.

By 2023, 150 Tap the Potential clients will have taken 4 Week Vacations. These are the trailblazers, role modeling what’s possible for entrepreneurs. In many entrepreneurial circles, it is becoming more and more common for one entrepreneur to ask another, “Have you taken a 4 Week Vacation™?” (as opposed to asking “How many employees do you have?” or “What is your annual revenue?”). Taking a fully unplugged 4 Week Vacation is rapidly becoming the recognized symbol of entrepreneurial success.

Never one to accept the status quo or back down from a challenge, Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best series grew from her desire to solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with her clients’ growth and profitability. What sprang from her experience working with entrepreneurs in rural areas catapulted her into becoming the world’s leading expert in attracting top talent in small businesses—no matter what hiring challenges those businesses are facing—and earned Tap the Potential’s reputation as the go-to resource for entrepreneurs committed to creating Great Places to Work with thriving coaching cultures and highly engaged team members working from strengths.

As The Business Psychologist, and with her years of driving profit in small businesses, Dr. Sabrina knows what it takes to find, keep, and motivate exceptional performance out of your biggest investment—team members.