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What Are You Allowing?

September 23, 2020

One time I was asked to counsel and provide support for a group of business partners. They were struggling to align in the vision for their business and in their trust of one another. Within seconds of my introduction, one of the partners immediately began to challenge my credibility and questioned why he should listen to me. Without hesitating, I challenged his level of respect, his lack of tact, and how he showed up in an undignified manner. I challenged him and asked how this was showing up in his relationships and his business results. I made sure he knew […]

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Life: Enjoy The Ride

September 16, 2020

I don’t believe that struggle is a necessary part of life, and here’s why: Life contains natural turbulence. Life is certainly not a smooth ride where everything goes according to expectations and plans. I view it as similar to getting on a plane. We choose our destination before the flight. We sit down buckle up and pull out our search-a-word book. The plane takes off and the seatbelt sign goes off. At some point, the captain says, “there’s going to be a little turbulence, so I’m turning the seatbelt sign back on.” Then we bump around for a bit and survive the turbulence. […]

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Life on My Terms

September 9, 2020

When we started our professional development business, my wife Angie and I had two outcomes in mind: Success and happiness. We were tired of the hustle and the spinning wheel of career torture and sacrifice and wanted to enjoy ALL of life, not just some of it. Today, I woke up on my own terms, carried out my morning routine on my own terms, got in a lift on my own terms, then Angie and I went on a 2-hour walk. We stopped at a coffee shop along the way. This is not a vacation day. Just an average day […]

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Beliefs Create Reality

September 3, 2020

Every discussion I have leads back to health, wealth, identity, and love. It always comes down to these four factors. When I speak with business owners who are struggling or have big goals, everything they want can be tied back to one of these areas, and sometimes they don’t understand that it’s not those things that they are seeking, but rather to show up in a state of internal, personal power. Internal power will unlock and open every door you desire to have opened. The answer is always inside, yet we always seem to look on the outside. A New […]

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Know Thyself

August 27, 2020

If she attacks you, it’s because she doesn’t trust you, and you don’t bring safety, security, and love to your relationship. She doesn’t trust you because you don’t know who you are. She wants you to stand for something, and show up for something greater than yourself and your family. If you don’t know who you are and your greater purpose, how can you possibly lead yourself? If you can’t lead yourself, you can’t lead anything or anyone. Be purposeful and powerful. Demonstrate potential, not apathy. Define your purpose. Identify your values. Create your vision. Above all, know thyself and […]

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Happiness Now

August 20, 2020

I was always scared to tell folks that they didn’t need more to be happy. I always felt like I’d be criticized and shamed by the hustle whores and grind gurus. It was enough to hold me back. My fear. Fear is stupid. Guess what? You don’t need more. You really don’t. The amount of peace and happiness in your life is exactly equal to the amount of peace and happiness you’re letting in. You control that level. You’re calibrated for a level of happiness, and you control the level. Most people are set to ZERO. When good stuff happens […]

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Lose The Victim

August 12, 2020

I once believed that people made me angry. I also believed that others could make me happy, frustrated, sad, disappointed… I felt like I was just a victim of everyone around me… Others’ behavior determined MY emotional state. And I needed others to treat me exactly the way I needed to be treated so that I could feel exactly the way that I wanted to feel. Victim. That’s what I was. A victim. I didn’t want to, and I didn’t feel that I could control myself. In fact, I felt so out of control that I felt that it was […]

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Trust Life

August 5, 2020

All three of my girls have jobs. I don’t have a job. My girls see me wake up when I want and go to bed when I want. My girls see me live my life on my terms. I take care of myself and I live by my own beat, my own compass, my own purpose. This is a departure from years ago. In our toughest spot, I showed them how to sacrifice to the greatest extent possible. I woke up when I didn’t want to wake up, to go where I didn’t want to go, to do what I […]

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Life Lessons

July 29, 2020

This is a very personal blog post. Deep realizations for me, and I am grateful for a channel to share my soul and my life’s lessons. Who you serve and who you sit around a campfire with matters. Professionally, I’ve worked with people who struggle with both internal happiness and financial success. They are often stuck and will not get out of their own way. There is nothing anyone can do to help. These folks are not fun because they make excuses and claim victim. I grew beyond working with them quickly. The Strugglers I’ve also worked with people who […]

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Mike Kitko is an executive self-mastery coach, speaker, and published author who helps business owners increase success and happiness in their lives. 

A Marine with an MBA, Mike has experience in executive leadership roles for Fortune 500 companies, yet he felt like an imposter. No matter how much success he achieved, he always felt unsuccessful, unfulfilled, and unhappy. 

His inability to understand his body, mind, and emotions led him to alcoholism, uncontrolled anger and rage, and the abuse of everything he cared about in life.

Today, Mike has an infectious zest for life, internal power, and inward confidence and courage that matches how people perceive him externally. He has found success and happiness, and he wants to help you do the same.

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