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Joint Commission Consultant
I want to thank you for sharing your story, you show it to so many people who are in need of guidance. The three principles you shared are transforming my life. I work in addiction treatment, so the video is just so powerful for the population I serve. For myself personally, rigorous authenticity has removed my anxiety from day to day life completely. We think we always have to pretend to be something else or are what we are capable of isn’t enough. Being authentic followed by still being accepted and successful is what is so life-changing. I also have had experiences like yours in my consulting work where telling the truth about what I don’t know actually gets me the job. I’ve realized what a character strength it is to say “I don’t know.”
Michael’s perspective is refreshing and was exactly what I needed. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and insight.read more
Sonita Uijt de Haag
Michael’s perspective is refreshing and was exactly what I needed. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and insight.
The 3 Principles have helped me more than you understand. I started working for a startup company in November of 2018 and since being hired, I’ve received one raise and a promotion and continue to change the way our company operates. My suggestions to the company are always authentic and to help the company, not for selfish reasons you sometimes see people do to climb up the corporate ladder for personal benefit. I gain a ton of knowledge from these people but they don’t understand the concept of working as a team. Your words have helped us practice these 3 simple concepts.
I live by these 3 principals in work, relationships and parenting skills for my children. It IS LIFE CHANGING and very much keeps you transparent and REAL.
I am using the 3 Principles as a foundation for a new course I am creating for the women I work within the local jail. They need to know that practread more
Executive Director, Open Door Outreach
I am using the 3 Principles as a foundation for a new course I am creating for the women I work within the local jail. They need to know that practicing rigorous authenticity is the only path to freedom compared to deception, dishonesty, and rebellion which is their lifestyle.
On the 8th of October 2013, I experienced my first day clean after 15 years of chronic heroin addiction. But just like you said in your TEDx talk, I used my addiction the 3 Principles as a way to thrive. I’ve since become a PhD student, a lecturer in the neuroscience of mindfulness and addiction, a speaker, and my memoir will be released in March 2020.
I have a #maskfreemovement moment for the day! I just moved to LA and had a job interview today. During the interview, I explained how I overcame anxiety and OCD and am sober. The person I was interviewing with said, “I have also had anxiety and am always scared to tell people, thank you for being so refreshing!” Needless to say, I got the job! BEING AUTHENTIC ALWAYS WINS!! 🙂
I’m using Michael’s teachings and the 3 Principles to gain more confidence, as I am a newly qualified mental health nurse. I’m in the UK but just like the USA, there is an emphasis on leadership in nursing (that I wasn’t aware of!). This is something that I have to learn and something that I am aware of has been a skill that I have needed to learn a lot of my life so far. I’m trying to take inspiration from you to change myself. Self-doubt seems to affect me a lot and interferes with my work as a nurse at times. I have had therapy a few times and I’m aware of what I can control, such as mindfulness skills and CBT techniques to retrain my brain, but this is not an overnight job. So I continue. I want to change and develop as a person and I know I can develop these skills further.
I’m a police officer and also run a nonprofit that gives people more opportunity to be successful in life to give them less of a desire to coread more
Founder and CEO, CrimeFreeMT
I’m a police officer and also run a nonprofit that gives people more opportunity to be successful in life to give them less of a desire to commit crimes. I spend my downtime between calls seeking out homeless and asking what their needs are. I met a couple today. He’s 33, addicted to heroin. She’s 30, addicted to meth. I don’t know what that’s like, but you do, so I am sharing your TEDx talk and 3 Principles with them. I’ve shown it to so many people. You help me help others. Thank you.