I have a speech impediment. I especially have a hard time saying words that begin with the letter “M”. My name is Michael. It takes a little longer for me to join the conversation.
For this reason I started this blog.
Stuttering as a kid, I never would have imagined that I would travel all over the world and meet the girl of my dreams giving a Presentation and Negotiation Seminar for the Catalan government. Stuttering as a adult, I still cannot believe that I owe everything in my life to it.
Since the day I decided to take a sales job to get over my fear of speaking I have learned two facts about the world.
The first fact is that the beauty of life is that one conversation can change our world. One “yes” is all it takes. One introduction, one chance encounter, one word can make all the difference. But you have to be willing to put yourself out there and not let your fears and flaws get in the way of being you and going after what you want.
The second fact is that having a career that you love is a privilege, not a right.
Constantly learning new skills and facing new challenges are the only constants in creating a career that brings you home smiling each night. Like any successful long-term relationship it takes hard work and stepping outside of your comfort zone in order to get better every single day. Those that see the alarm clock as the school bell and view each day as a chance to learn something new, win.
Putting yourself out there is the first step. Being ready for the conversations for change to occur is the second and I could not be happier that on a daily basis I get to help people to do just that.
By going after their dreams they inspire me to keep going after mine.
WHAT I AM UP TO NOW:
When I am not spending an obscene amount of time with my beautiful wife and two little boys, as of February 2019 (and I know I need to update this space) I am paying the bills as a career coach and writer.
In addition I also run a Mastermind Group of a close-knit bunch of creatives and coaches who are all running in the same direction but taking a different road. It started as an experiment – and has turned into one of the things I am the most proud of for the simple fact that work is so much more fun when done together.
Feel free to get in touch anytime and learn more about the services I offer to anyone who is looking to take the next small step to reach their next big step.