I'm Mike Lawson

I help Network Marketers and Entrepreneurs accelerate their success through Social Media and Personal Branding

About Me

I’ve been a full-time entrepreneur since I was 23.  My first business was an ice cream store. It was a complete failure. I didn’t want to listen to anyone’s opinions about this business and I never did any research. I’ve been saving since I started working when I was 14.  I just wanted to be a business owner.  I’ve dreamt of owning my own business since I was 14 years old. I thought that all business owners had a lot of money.  The ice cream store was in the neighborhood I grew up in.  I was excited but had no idea how to run a business. I ended up losing my life savings that summer. I was devastated and felt like a loser.  I never thought about getting a job.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to do next and then another business fell into my lap.  My mentor at the time(who I never told about the ice cream store) knew someone selling a cleaning company.  He said it would be perfect for me.  My son had just turned 1, I was still in college, and now I was broke.

Even though I was extremely busy, I've always had the entrepreneurial itch and so I jumped into the cleaning business.  This was only possible because I was able to finance the business over the next 5 years.  I had no money, only my work ethic.  My mentor vouched for me and so my journey into the cleaning industry began.  It was a multiple six figure loan that I had agreed to repay in 5 years.  Again, I had no idea what I was doing.  I just wanted to be a business owner.  This was an enormous loan for me and did cause me to be even more stressed out since I was now expecting my second child. I was still broke, had a large loan to pay off, one child with one on the way, and still in college full time. My daughter was born a year later.

I only stayed in school to keep my mom happy. I’m glad I did though because it was a huge accomplishment.  I did eventually graduate after 7 years and I was the first in my family to get a bachelor’s degree.  Although I was very proud and always worked hard, I found myself busier than ever because I was trading time for money.  I thought to myself, there must be a better way.

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Bob Heilig

Founder, Your Virtual Upline

“Mike is someone that I’ve know and worked with for almost 16 years. He’s incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to how to generate leads for your business. I’ve watched him explode almost overnight using FB Live to get attention and grow an audience. If you follow his simple plan that he has, I have no doubt that you’ll start seeing some of the same results. ”

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President, Sozo Capital Partners LLC

"Mike teaches practical fundamentals you can begin using immediately to attract quality individuals into your business. This is a great course to expand your personal brand and elevate your recruiting skill set. Every network marketer and or recruiter should implement the core skills he teaches. We operate an independent marketing organization which recruits new sales agents every week. His course has helped our agency builders explode their business in the market place.”

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