Aug 19, 2021
Michael Franzese was born into one of New York’s most violent and feared Colombo crime families. It was like a rite of passage to become part of the criminal underworld, or as they used to call it “the family business.” Michael was VERY good at what he did for the family. Michael was the first to walk away without protective custody and survive. He turned his skillset from his family business into good. Michael now uses his experience to help corporate executives, professional & student athletes, at-risk youths, and church audiences. Michael is a real example now for the world to look at and get better from.
In this episode, Brad and Michael discuss coming to Jesus, escaping from the mob, and what it means to be truly free in life and in the USA. Tune in as Michael, a former member, recalls his risky exit from one of New York’s most infamous mafia families.
01:02 Follow Michael and subscribe on YouTube!
05:39 How Michael got into the mob and his story
09:32 The numbers
12:19 How principles are applied
13:20 “Do what you do best and delegate the rest.” - Michael Franzese
15:40 “The government is the new mafia.”
17:20 Michael’s faith
18:33 “I didn’t find God, he found me.” - Michael Franzese
20:53 Read Michaels Book: Blood Covenant
24:30 The people you don’t argue with
28:50 What Brad did as a kid
32:12 “Can a leopard change their spots?”
35:10 Understand this...
39:10 How politics affects life
39:55 Michael’s new book coming out
40:40 Bomb 1: Accountability
45:10 Check out Michael’s website for his new book or any of his others https://www.michaelfranzese.com
49:55 “Intelligent design”
51:50 The verse that changed Michael’s life
53:19 “How are you still alive?”
56:30 Bomb 2: “God had a different reason for me being here in life or it doesn’t make sense. Period.” - Michael Franzese
58:10 Life skills, business, and leadership coaching from Michael
58:24 “A leader is only a leader when people choose to follow them.” - Michael Franzese
01:00:44 Apply at https://www.slicesusa.com
01:07:00 $2 Million a week
01:12:16 “You have to listen. Let people talk. Let people give you the information that you need to respond to them properly.” - Michael Franzese
01:16:30 How the mafia started
01:17:52 “Everything that is legal isn’t necessarily moral and everything that is moral doesn’t have to be legal.” Michael Franzese
01:18:43 Watch The Gotti Movie, Bronx Tale, Godfather, Goodfellas, Donnie Brasco