Michael Neill on Getting Underneath the Noise & The Calmest Path to Our Best Selves
As entrepreneurs, there are two ways we can go about achieving our goals. Sprint non-stop, live in turbulence and arrive at the destination exhausted; or get into the space beneath the noise and achieve from a place of flow.
As renowned transformative teacher and author Michael Neill defines it, it’s the difference between running on the river bed carrying our canoes on our heads and putting the canoe in the water and sailing effortlessly.
Of course, we have to work hard and put in the hours, but how hard and how tiring it will be is a function of how we go about it. How do we tap into stillness so that our best work never feels forced?
In this episode, Michael Neill shares how we can have so much flow that our dream lives emerge from us without friction or exhaustion.
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Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode
Michael’s journey and what it taught him
What leads to anxiety and depression, and how do we overcome our tendency towards overthinking?
Why staying in sprint mode is unsustainable
Most people try to achieve by working from the surface. Can we get to our goals faster by digging deeper?
Diminishing returns vs. accelerated returns
Instead of seeing work-life balance as a scale, why do we need to shift to seeing it as a series of concentric circles with us as the center?
Michael Neill is an internationally renowned transformative teacher, author, broadcaster, and speaker, described as having the unique ability to “blend the sacred with the profane”. The inside-out understanding at the heart of his work challenges the cultural mythology that stress, pressure, and other symptoms of “seriousness” are a necessary part of adaptation and growth in business or indeed any area of life.
In his role as CEO of Genius Catalyst Inc. since its inception in the UK in 1990 to its incorporation in the USA in 2007, Michael has spearheaded its growth from consultancy to a multi-media organization delivering services to tens of thousands of loyal customers each year through live training, online courses, and self-study programs. He has also spent more than three decades as a coach, adviser, friend, mentor, and creative spark plug to founders, CEO’s, celebrities, royalty, and those who are up to something in the world. His global client base is wide and diverse, having served clients in North America, UK, Europe, and the Middle East in the fields of investment, sales, energy, manufacturing, the entertainment and media industry, and more.
Michael has been consistently ranked alongside Jack Canfield, Tony Robbins, and other legends in the field as one of the top 30 coaching thought leaders in the world, and continues to run a small private practice working with high performers in their fields of expertise. A gifted communicator, Michael has authored six best-selling books including Creating the Impossible, The Inside-Out Revolution, The Space Within, and Supercoach.
His books have been translated into more than 25 languages, and his public talks, retreats and seminars have touched and transformed lives at the United Nations and in over 60 countries and on six continents around the world. His TEDx talks, ‘Why Aren’t We Awesomer?’and ‘Can a TEDx Talk Really Change the World?’ have been viewed by over two million people around the world and his blog and podcast, Caffeine for the Soul, has been entertaining and inspiring audiences around the world for more than 20 years.
For more information, and to find out about his programs visit https://www.michaelneill.org.