Finding Your Voice: Michael Port on how Being Authentic can Change your Business and Life

    In this episode, marketing guru, entrepreneur, and best selling author, Michael Port talks about performing authentically and finding your voice as a means to expanding your business. He argues that professional strength begins with realizing the underserved and unexplored creative potential within you.

    Michael starts off by explaining the steps to finding your voice and building the courage to strip away external layers and ultimately letting go of your inner critic. He explains the importance of being vulnerable and overcoming fear of rejection which serves as a major block to greatness.

    Charlie and Michael then discuss how stress can actually be a positive motivator — and how to make it something that works for you rather than against you. The show closes with steps to puncture the perfectionist myth as well as how to expand your influence.


    • Public speaking: Steal the Show (2:27)
    • Being authentic and finding your voice (11:11)
    • Vulnerability and silencing the overly critical voices in your head (17:39)
    • Stress as a motivator (28:58)
    • Being human (29:09)
    • Puncturing the perfection myth (40:18)
    • How to get around blocks (46:57)
    • Productivity (51:19)


    • Our quality of life is in large part determined by how well we perform during life’s high-steaks situations.” MP
    • “You don’t have to be different to make a difference.” MP
    • “Great performances are developed from the inside out.” MP
    • “As you become an adult you become conditioned to stop being you.” CH
    • “Just because voices in your head are loud, it doesn’t mean they’re right.” CH
    • “When we stop worrying about being vulnerable in public, we allow ourselves to be human, and that humanity is what connects people.” CH
    • “If your fear is equal to or greater than your desire, you don’t get very far.” MP
    • “People don’t buy your products and services as much as they buy you.” MP


    Michael Port website
    Book – Steal the Show


    Called a “marketing guru” by the Wall Street Journal, Michael Port has lectured, trained, inspired, and provided coaching and consulting services to over 20,000 business owners in the last two years alone. Michael is the author of six acclaimed books including the national bestseller Book Yourself Solid. In addition to his writing and speaking engagements, Michael runs one of the largest and most respected coaching programs for small business owners in the world at www.MichaelPort.com.


    • How can I be authentic while being a performer?
    • What do I stand for?
    • What is more important to me — approval or results? Are my life choices in line with this?
    • What are professional blocks have I hit and how can I get around them?

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