Thrive On Life Podcast

E125 Pivoting for Success; Knowing When to Let Go & Make a Change, with Mike Limongelli

December 9, 2021

Sometimes life just has something better for you out just have to lean in! Entrepreneur and author, Mike Limongelli, joins us this week to chat about his story of starting his first business, why he pivoted from it, what he is building now, and so much more! We also chat about and read an excerpt from his new children’s book, Ellie and the Earth (linked below). Tune in to hear Mike’s story of #thriving and see below for a full list of topics covered in this episode.


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Check out Mike’s previous TOL Podcast episode by clicking here.

Key Topics

  • How Mike got into entrepreneurship and what influenced him to do so 
  • When he started struggling with school and the education system
  • How the schooling/education system is failing kids growing up in it + what needs to change 
  • Mike’s story of building his first business: a vegan ice cream shop in Austin, TX
  • The importance of building rapport to make the sale 
  • How to know when it’s time to make a change in your life
  • Mike’s life after the ice cream shop; what he has been building since and is working on today
  • Letting go of your ego 
  • How he plans to bring a vegan Italian restaurant to Austin
  • The story of his latest book, Ellie and the Earth, and how it came to be 
  • How Mike raised $5k in less than a week for his book on Kickstarter
  • Reading an excerpt from Ellie and the Earth with commentary from Mike
  • What “thriving” means to Mike

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