By the time he was 35 years old, Mike Michalowicz had founded and sold two multi-million-dollar companies – only to lose his fortune almost overnight. Instead of being defeated, though, he started from scratch, and discovered the entrepreneurial strategies that drive true, sustained success. In this episode, Mike shares the role his introversion has played in who he is today, the innate gifts it gives him, and why being authentically himself is a critical component of his global popularity.
- Mike’s initial misunderstanding of introversion and extroversion
- The energy-draining effects of a large group dynamic
- What is hypomania, and what does it have to do with introversion?
- Why Mike gets energized from speaking to large groups, despite being an introvert
- Why introverts are better speakers
- The small steps Mike took early on that led to his successful speaking career
- How Mike lost his entire multi-million-dollar fortune – and how he rebuilt
- What “the pratfall effect” can teach us about connection
- Why doubling down on who you are is critical to true success
Mike Michalowicz is the creator of Profit First, which is used by hundreds of thousands of companies across the globe to drive profit, along with several other bestselling business books, courses, and frameworks. He is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and business makeover specialist on MSNBC. Mike is a popular main stage keynote speaker on innovative topics that further his mission to eradicate entrepreneurial poverty.
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