Serial Entrepreneur, 13-Time #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, Interactive Online Personality & Influencer
Mike is a 13-time
#1 BEST SELLING AUTHOR
In June 2012, at age 45, I was diagnosed with stage 3A cancer and went through major surgery, four months of intravenous chemotherapy and 33 radiation treatments combined with oral chemotherapy.
I’m very, very grateful to be alive and started feeling “normal” after two years.
The great news is I received a “clear” from my incredible doctors – my body is healthy and I feel as healthy today as I did when I was in my 30’s with minimal side effects.
There isn’t a background of cancer in my family. At age 45, I was very young to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Trust me, cancer isn’t fun but colorectal cancer is particularly not fun.
I believe mine was caused by a combination of an unhealthy, unmanaged diet, an incredibly stressful 30 years of hard work running multiple businesses but more importantly: unmanaged emotions.
Ultimately, cancer was my greatest mentor and teacher. Most people say they like “post-cancer” Mike much more than pre-cancer Mike. I like him better too. Five years after my diagnosis and treatment, I wrote the book, “Cancerpreneur” to help other entrepreneurs thrive and survive through a cancer treatment and diagnosis with their marriage, family and business intact.
Over the course of the past 15 years, my companies have grossed over $55,000,000 in
revenues and provided services to over 54,000 customers in 121 countries.
This is a timeline:
Started Digital Cafe
Sold Digital Cafe to
Campbell Mithun Esty
a subsidiary of the publicly-traded Interpublic Group (IPG), my 1st exit to a publicly-traded company
Should Know About Publishing,
Publicity, Promotion and
Building a Platform”
a big-ticket information product with the legendary Arielle Ford – long-time publicist for Deepak Chopra and responsible for placing some of the biggest authors on Oprah. Arielle represented 11 NY Times Bestselling Authors including Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Neal Donald Walsh, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Debbie Ford, Louise Hay, Don Miguel Ruiz, Gary Zukav, Dean Ornish, Joan Borysenko, Jorge Cruise and Lynne Twist.
The course helped thousands of people start and build their author platforms – and one of our earliest customers was Tim Ferriss before he published “The Four Hour Work Week.”
Produced “The Internet Infomercial Toolkit”
an information product that adapted the television infomercial formula for the Internet, one year before YouTube was launched. It positioned me as one of the world's leading online video marketing experts and started my speaking career.
Launched Traffic Geyser
(the same year YouTube began), the first “push button marketing” SaaS (Software as Service) automated content distribution and marketing platform. The system distributed and syndicated videos to over 200 video and social media platforms and produced multiple top 10 search engine ratings for content within 20 minutes.
Business Builder Blueprint”
a “business in a box” system that taught entrepreneurs how to start their own social media marketing agencies to close $2,000 and larger deals using Traffic Geyser as it’s primary tool. The product generated $1.6mm in sales in one week.
the world’s first mobile marketing system. It provided SaaS (Software as Service) interactive mobile text, voicemail, voice recognition, email, podcasting and marketing platform with built-in lead capture pages, lead scoring and personality marketing tools. I filed and was awarded a patent for the platform.
Launched Main Street
a “Business in a Box” system that showed entrepreneurs how to start their own social media, video and mobile text marketing agency and earn $5,000 and more in as little as 24 hours. The product earned $9.1mm in revenue in one week, the largest online marketing launch in history for 5 straight years. We also generated $3.1mm in sales during an 8-hour live streaming event.
The system combined training plus Traffic Geyser and Instant Customer tools and systems.
the follow-up program to Main Street Marketing Machines. It added more advanced features and training. The course generated $7.1mm in revenue in one week, and sold over $1mm from stage at one event, another industry record.
Launched “Make, Market,
a step-by-step system that taught entrepreneurs how to productize their knowledge, wisdom, expertise and create their own big-ticket information courses.
Cancer Diagnosis and treatment
during that time, I wrote and published my first book in 30 days from the hospital bed.
90 days later, created and launched “Publish and Profit”, a course designed to help anyone write, publish, promote and profit from writing a book and become a bestselling author. Over the course of 5 years, the system was used to launch over 1,800 best-selling books and authors, helping business owners and entrepreneurs create their own expert, authority and celebrity status with a book.
The product also became a live event that helped professionals become bestselling authors in only three days.
Launched “The Top Gun
Sold Instant Customer
and Traffic Geyser
to a publicly-traded company, my 2nd exit to a publicly-traded company.
Created Webcast Profit Toolkit, an information product for producing automated webinars, live, interactive, online live-streaming, webcasts and online TV shows.
Launched the Mike Koenigs Show and podcast
The show was syndicated on television within 4 months of release. The show was produced in my $1mm 8-set, 8 camera automated television studio in San Diego.
Started “You Everywhere Now“, a company dedicated to helping business owners, entrepreneurs, VP and C-level executives how to become thought-leaders, authorities and celebrity influencers.
You Everywhere Now
created and launched six information products and live events including an updated “Publish and Profit“, “Speak and Profit“, “Consult and Profit“, “Create and Profit“, “Celebrity Bootcamp” and the Publish and Profit Certification Program.
The product suite and associated events and coaching programs represented the first of its kind for professional development.
It helped take business owners, entrepreneurs and service professionals from “unknown” to known experts and authorities, and increased their celebrity status as bestselling authors and professional “TED-style” speakers. The systems also enabled them to productize their knowledge, become high-paid coaches, consultants and advisors, increase their sales skills, get media trained and launch a new business in record time.
Launched the “MAP”
(Mentor Advisor Partner) program
to work with business owners and entrepreneurs on a 1:1 basis. This is where my experience from starting, launching and selling four companies and startups,makes the biggest impact for others. In MAP I focus on “deep and narrow” relationships with a select group of conscious business owners, (with visionary and expansive mindsets), to grow their expert, authority and celebrity status and prepare their organizations (and lives) for increased impact, income and lifestyle…and a potential exit.
The bottom line? After over 30 years of building and selling companies of my own, I”m doing it with and for others who want to achieve a balanced and abundant lifestyle.
2018 and 2019 represented a “higher calling” [LINK TO ORIGIN STORY] – one of elevating conscious business owners to achieving rapid growth, contribution and service.
Sold “You Everywhere Now” products and services, my 4th exit. I serve as an advisor to the company.
This exit and reinvention period has enabled me to focus on my family, Advisory clients and the continued support of the 501c3 non-profit humanitarian organization, Just Like My Child Foundation [LINK] (started by my wife, Vivian Glyck).