Mike Mackens spent the first 3 decades of his career excelling as an executive and Wall Street investor. Recently, he started up his own consulting agency to create more lifestyle flexibility. 

He stumbled on our free Winning The Week webinar and quickly became interested in the Lifehack Method. 

The Problem

Even though he had an extensive, impressive career, he found that it was tricky to transition to being his own boss.

“I went from having hundreds of people that work for me down to myself running a consulting company… and myself being a salesperson.

So I had to go back to my roots, and figure out ‘how do I manage myself to do that?’”

When he learned about Lifehack Tribe, he was immediately intrigued because of the problems he was facing with his producrtivity and workflow. 

He knew this was a problem he couldn’t avoid while growing his consulting agency.

The “Before”

Mike joined Lifehack Tribe to get his focus back, get organized, and start optimizing his time. 

“The biggest thing for me coming in was… Demir and Carey.

Two very smart people—you guys have obviously done a ton of research on this stuff.

I came in expecting high-quality tools, know-how, and informative content, and you guys delivered wonderfully on that point!”

Mike Mackens

It is an absolute pleasure coaching Mike in Lifehack Tribe, because he hit the ground running and continues to do the work to implement and get results.

He had four main goals coming into Tribe:

  1. Focus deeper, and for longer blocks of time.
  2. Get more done in a week, while working less.
  3. Get more organized.
  4. Develop more grit to double down on the important day-to-day tasks in his business

He immediately got to work watching all of our “Roadmap” videos – our core Lifehack Tribe content. He had a few major “aha” moments right away – specifically around prioritization.  

[One of] the biggest ones was instead of just keeping a to-do list—which we all tend to do—actually prioritizing that to-do list and getting those things on a schedule for a week.

Mike Mackens

Couldn’t have said it better myself, Mike!

The Results

Mike got right down to it in Tribe, and was able to make impressive shifts in his workflow.

He spent the first few weeks acquainting himself with the basics. And within those first 3 weeks, he had landed multiple new projects for his consulting agency worth over $1 million.

But what’s even more priceless is the mental clarity that he’s experiencing upon implementing these new systems!

I understand how my business works. I understand how the process works. It’s just a matter of really working it… You have got to spend the time [getting through the content]… It’s not something that’s going to happen in an hour or two.

You’ve got to spend the time, and you’ve got to figure out what you’re good at, what you’re not good at, and focus.

Mike Mackens

As his coach in Tribe, I can tell you that his ability to immediately implement what he was learning into his life and business, actively seek out feedback, and lean into the material contributed in a big way to his fast results.

He’s about 6 months into his time in Tribe, and has already seen incredible progress towards his goals.

If you want to have a life where you can have it all – the career, the marriage, the family, the health, the fulfillment– without having to DO it all, then our Lifehack Tribe might just be the perfect fit for you.

Demir & Carey Bentley

Demir and Carey Bentley are the founders of Lifehack Method, WSJ & USA Today bestselling authors, and executive productivity coaches. They've helped thousands of people avoid burnout and soar to their highest level of productivity. Read more about them here.