Michael Cheng is a spearheading Serial Entrepreneur whose underlying mission is to support others (and their friends) in reaching new levels of personal development success. As the Co-Founder of Epos Development and the Founder of GoalMogul, Michael enjoys leveraging his extensive interpersonal experiences and personal growth passion to help others become the best versions of themselves that they can be.
Born and raised in New York, Michael learned early on that he featured a strong entrepreneurial mindset. Furthermore, he had commitment, resilience, and a strong work ethic instilled in him at a young age, and these core principles became the catalyst for his successes to date. Some of those said accomplishments include receiving a scholarship to NYU Stern School of Business where he graduated with a degree in Marketing with a Specialization in Entertainment, Media, and Technology. He's also co-authored books with Sir Richard Branson, Brian Tracy, and Joe Vitale, and become a top real estate developer who was presented an award by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. In addition, Michael hosted NYC Mayor Eric Adams' 61st birthday party in 2021, as well as Andrew Yang as a keynote speaker at the largest real estate event in Queens, New York, in 2018, and is proud of being able to call peak performance expert Brian Tracy one of his students (recognized for teaching Brian Tracy more Chinese in one lesson than any other classes he took combined.) And let’s not forget his most recent creation of GoalMogul, which has had ‘The Original Shark’ from Shark Tank, Kevin Harrington, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and best selling non-fiction author of all-time Mark Victor Hansen, 2x billion-dollar business builder & achievement coach John Assaraf, the personal development industry's legendary expert in the Law of Attraction Bob Proctor, and award-winning global business mentor Kane Minkus as his Advisors.
Overall, nothing makes Michael happier than supporting others in reaching their full potential so they can live the quality life that they deserve. He has a true ardency for what he does and demonstrates that by creating empowering resources like GoalMogul, the goal sharing social network that pioneers positive internal change while simultaneously strengthening relationships.
Michael also serves as the Chairman for the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA NY East Chapter-Commercial), as Board Member of Queens Community Board 7 (Flushing), and as CAC Committee for New York's #1 hospital, New York-Presbyterian.
My Personal Statement
I am dedicated to raising the living standards for people all over the world.
I view business as a means to funnel wealth back into sustainable community growth and development. I am determined to spend the next several decades working to improve everyone's quality of life.
Why my fixation on social responsibility? Read ahead.
Formative Years: High School Near-Death ExperienceIt was 1996. I woke up from an eight day-long coma with eleven fractured ribs, lung and kidney contusions, and a broken pelvis. Parts of my face had been sewn back on. Doctors remarked how lucky I was to have survived the car accident. I was fifteen years old. Six months after hospitalization, surgeons in Karlsruhe, Germany realigned my neck. The doctors re-broke the affected bones, then attached metal screws to reposition my neck bones (odontoid in particular). After three months, doctors surgically removed the metal screws. I felt thankful—am still in shock, even!—that I could continue and finish high school at almost 85% normalcy.
My "American Dream" = Discovering A Life with Purpose"At present day, neck pains and back complications sometimes remind me of having survived the car accident. With each reminder, my sense of urgency to lead an "impactful" life grows. With my God-given second chance, I wish to serve my community. We can credit a lot of my drive to help others to snippets of wisdom from seasoned industry mentors, high-intensity morning workouts, guided meditation rituals, unconditional support from family and friends, motivational coaches, and a nascent yet ever-growing faith in Jesus Christ. But, my desire to help others is rooted in words from my maternal grandfather. Grandfather often reminded me, “You have more resources and talent than most people....[Being] American certainly helps with your chances at success... "But, Michael. When you become successful, you must help others as well...Give back to your nation by work[ing] towards...peace" in your chosen communities."
Values I Hold DearestLike most real estate developers, I appreciate how authenticity and integrity serve as the pillars of trust for working with community stakeholders, investors, and ranges of business networks. Rewarding though development work may be, the path presents obstacles such as opportunities that, because lucrative, are all-too-easily taken while overlooking the mid- and long-term impact to the community at large. To overlook the finer details and implications of development projects is dangerously close to abandoning my internal code of ethics. To forsake our community’s shared duty of social responsibility.
My View of Tomorrow is One Where Flushing:- has sold its city-owned air-rights to generate $1B used for infrastructure improvements; - debuts in a Top 20 list of best cities to work, reside, and play; - presents businesses with more affordable commercial rent; - conjures up memories of bright and clean streets; - presents orderly and attractive plaza and green spaces in the downtown area; - remains a top pick for businesses to locally invest in, thereby creating more jobs; - provides homes for the homeless; and - is once again home of the World’s Fair.