The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode 34
How to overcome rejection with NY Times Best Selling Author, Michael Port
Have you ever had a big idea that you knew would completely change your life, and years went by and you “wish” you followed through on it? You’re not alone. I have spent the last 7 years failing, or giving a half-assed effort to pursuing my dreams. It wasn’t until I committed to going all in when I launched this podcast did I finally realize the importance of taking action.
What held me back? The fear of rejection! I was afraid of what people might think of my idea, my perspective, or not even know what a podcast was.
Today’s guest mastered the fear of rejection and has made a living teaching people the art of performance.
Called “an uncommonly honest author” by the Boston Globe, a “marketing guru” by The Wall Street Journal, and a “sales guru” by the Financial Times, Michael Port is a NY Times bestselling author of six books including Book Yourself Solid, The Think Big Manifesto and his hot new release, Steal the Show.
Interestingly, he is probably the only NY Times bestselling business book author to have also been a successful professional actor, guest starring on shows like Sex & The City, Law & Order, Third Watch, All My Children and in films like The Pelican Brief and Down to Earth.
These days, Michael can be seen regularly on MSNBC, CNBC, and PBS as an on-air expert in communication and business development.
What will you learn in this episode of The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast:
- How to overcome rejection
- The importance of performance
- How to tell stories that keep the audience on the edge of their seat
- How to excel in any field