Mike Mataluni

Mike Mataluni grew up around drug addiction and found meaning by helping foster children with similar backgrounds.  He now hosts Kick Ass Dad, a podcast where he helps struggling parents three times a week.

Below is a summary of his interview


“No problem with the level of consciousness that created it” – Albert Einstein

The Journey

Mike details growing up with a family struggling with drug addiction and the search for meaning that led him to becoming a foster parent of 7 children.

Low Point

Mike discussed accumulating $20,000 in credit card debt while raising foster children in Oregon.

Aha Moment

Mike’s aha moment is now. He talks about following his personal mission and purpose.

Mike’s work with Kick Ass Dads  

We discuss Kick Ass Dads’ three weekly shows aimed at parents looking for help.

What’s exciting Mike now

Mike goes through the evolution of the Kick Ass Dad show. We brainstorm some ideas to take the show and turn into a movement.

Lightning Round

Books Mike Recommends:

Conversations with God

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Helpful Habit: Meditation for 5-10 minutes a day

Helpful Internet Resource: Mac and iPhone

Helpful Person: Mike’s wife. Changed his life from a path of drugs.

What’s Your Purpose: “Make an impact on people’s lives while creating an exceptional life for myself”

Where to find Mike

Kick Ass Dad Podcast

Kick Ass Dad Website

Twitter: @kickassdad1

Kick Ass Dad Facebook Page

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Parting Words

Give with all your heart and mind but be open to receive wild abundance


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Derrick Duplessy

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Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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