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83. Hustling into a Life of Excellence - Greg Michelman

Greg Michelman

It’s really easy to compare yourself to others based on outward appearances, but you’ll be doing yourself a disservice by not paying attention to what’s truly important……..the foundation of why someone is the way they are. 


At 17, Greg Michelman found himself like most people do after high school; out on the streets with no concept of how to pay rent, make a living, or care for oneself. Greg quickly learned he was going to have to do something if he was going to make anything of the life he was given. Greg Michelman is the founder and owner of GMAK Industrial Burner Services, is a serial entrepreneur and investor. 

In this episode, Greg takes Pedro on a journey to the very beginning of his life discussing abandonment, a contentious home life, being ill-equipped to manage the challenges of the world, how he learned to navigate his way out of being flat broke to running a successful company. They discuss the foundations of building a life based on a few simple concepts starting with the people you’re surrounded by, the grit and determination, and the stark reality that no one owes you anything in this world. Greg gets candid about having to “hustle” and the consequences of doing so, as well as the trigger point that made him realize he was much more than what he was living. 


What You'll Learn: 

  • What Greg had to learn at 17 years old the hard way

  • Why it’s important fight back in this life starting with protecting our own masculinity

  • Living on couches with friends and family and the lessons he learned

  • How Greg started making money hustling

  • The first guy Greg worked for in construction and how it lead to working for a group of brothers 

  • Greg’s experience working with his real father

  • What $80 a day in New York gets you

  • Lessons learned from the brothers who owned the construction company 

  • The story of how Greg got robbed

  • Why it’s important to build a foundation for your life by removing the negativity and things associated with it from your life

  • And much more! 



“If you’re a fucking hater, stop that shit. Praise people. I used to be one of those guys. I’d see a guy driving a nice car and hate on him.  We have to rewire that.” -Greg Michelman


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How To Get Involved:

From rock bottom and $500 to his name, Pedro Meneses moved to the US, left everything behind seeking answers to turning his life around, becoming an entrepreneur, and thriving in business.

This show is for entrepreneurs who need a dose of reality to develop mental toughness, remove the fear of taking action and are ready to pay the price, fight, and win at all costs!

In each episode, Pedro introduces you to world-class entrepreneurs and leaders who will share their stories and knowledge to help you get a clear vision, operate at the highest level, and build an empire.

Be sure to Connect With Pedro and check out the most recent episode of Chronicles of a Modern Beast in Apple Podcasts

Enjoy the Show! 

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