Michael Brody-Waite is a Tedx Speaker, Author, and Advisor to leadership teams about the masks we wear to control other people’s perceptions about us, the negative impact of that control on our life, and the principles we can apply to remove the masks, and go change our own lives by being authentic.
Michael believes in order to be mask-free you have to live by 3 principles, practice rigorous authenticity, surrender the outcome, and do uncomfortable work. In his workshops you learn how these 3 principles helped him get promoted, build a business (he left his successful career at Dell to start), write a book called Great Leaders Live like Drug Addicts – How to Lead like your Life Depends on It, give a Ted Talk (that went viral), and start a family. His mission is to teach you how to unlock the incredible competitive advantage of being your true self without fear, shame or regret so that you can thrive in your career, business and relationships.
Michael and Mike cover a ton of great stuff in this episode like why people who aren’t authentic leaders are addicted to 4 different things, saying yes to things we could say no to, hiding weaknesses, avoiding difficult conversations, and hold back our unique perspective. They also talk about the difference between academic entrepreneurs vs street entrepreneurs, why we end up convincing ourselves that outcomes are going to be horrible and then we can’t get past them, the addiction to hiding our true selves is as real as drugs and alcohol, the difference between honesty and authenticity, and much more.
And now here’s Michael Broady-Waite
Go to whatsmymask.com and in 5 minutes you’ll know which one your masks is costing you 500 hours per year holding you back . You’ll also get an authenticity percentage, a report on how to interpret your results, and some tips to make yourself more authentic, and all it costs you is your email address to go change your own life.
Purchase Michael’s book on Amazon – Great Leaders Live Like Drug Dealers – How to Lead Like your Life Depends on It on Amazon
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