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Michael Brody-Waite

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S2E59 - Great Leaders Do What Drug Addicts Do with Michael Brody-Waite

Surf and Sales

Michael has been through the wringer, literally. As he did the hard work to become sober he eventually realized the similarities he saw in the business and leadership world. He shares actionable insights into leadership and accountability with us during the episode Stop telling people what to stop doing.Rigorous Authenticity of Who You Are Surrender the Outcome, not trying to control them Doing Uncomfortable Work The 3 mistakes leaders over and over again Mask addiction in the leadership world 3 types of uncomfortable conversations we all have How your weaknesses get you promoted The empowerment of saying 'no'. 


26 Jul 2021

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Lead Like a Drug Dealer (with Michael Brody-Waite) Rewind Episode 123

The Stacking Benjamins Show

While the first person to tell you that nothing good happens while you're using drugs will be today's guest Michael Brody-Waite, he WILL insist that the skills he learned in recovery are the same skills we all need for success with life and money. He should know. As a man who's walked the journey from drug addict to CEO and success coach, Michael funnels his darkest experiences into powerful lessons he'll share with you. Today, Michael will teach you how to rebalance your priorities, reclaim your energy, and thrive in both work and life.A new bond has arrived! The Treasury announced a 20-year note to help offset the massive spending lately in Washington. We'll discuss how that works and may impact your wallet in our headlines segment. Also, we'll cover the results of a recent Morningstar study that shows why it is more important than you might thank to have a thorough financial plan and an (emotional) support network in place. It turns out that it's easy to stay the financial course when everything is going right. The problem is when panic starts to set in, not pressing that big, red "sell everything" button.Today we'll throw out the Haven Life line to a caller a not-quite-usual question about loan repayment. Due to COVID-19 reasons, Vanessa was laid off from work. However, she was building up her savings beforehand. Vanessa also receives unemployment and severance pay. She wonders, "Should I use savings to pay off student loans? Or, would it be better to keep making minimum payments and keep her cash buffer?" Of course, Joe and OG have an opinion.One last thing: Happy Twilight Zone Day! Doug has a special treat in store for you in celebration. Enjoy!(This is a rewind episode from the summer of 2020, so there will be references to events and days that aren't current. Please keep this in mind as you listen.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 12mins

5 Jul 2021

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#106 Living mask free, & surrendering the outcome w/ Michael Brody-Waite

The MAJic Hour

As a student of addiction who’s realigned his own life in order to better serve, Michael Brody-Waite specializes in teaching others to live “mask-free”, both as a business leadership mentor, as a new father, loving husband, as a thriving entrepreneur and CEO of The Nashville Entrepreneur Center, AND as the author to his radical new book: Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts. He is a man who is handing us the crow bar and showing us how to torque the mask we’ve been wearing, up and off, giving us the FREEDOM to be who we truly are!  In this episode we discuss:  •what it means to be wearing a mask •Gossip as a form of wearing a mask and people pleasing •Why some addicts recover and some don’t •why addicts have an advantage on the rest of us when it comes to living mask free? •having difficult conversations  •surrendering the outcome  •“action over insight” •how the ability to remove our masks makes us better leaders Book recommendations:  The gifts of imperfection by brene brown  Daring greatly by brene brown  Great leaders live like drug addicts by Michael Brodie-Waite See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 37mins

14 Jun 2021

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Lead Like an Addict with Michael Brody-Waite


LifeBlood ENGAGE:  We talked about how to apply the principles addicts use to overcome addiction to become better leaders, how we’re all addicts in some form, and how to use it to our advantage with Michael Brody-Waite, recovering addict, TEDx Speaker and author.  Listen to learn a simple process for overcoming a situation you’re worried or concerned about!   For the Difference Making Tip, scan ahead to 18:28! You can learn more about Michael at MichaelBrodyWaite.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. Learn more about Money Alignment Academy and bringing Financial Wellness to your organization.   We’re honored to have been named one of the top podcasts from investing! George is honored to be included on Investopedia's list of the Top 100 Financial Advisors for 2020! Have George speak to your organization. You can learn more about the show at GeorgeGrombacher.com, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook or contact George at Contact@GeorgeGrombacher.com.  Check out Money Alignment Academy as well!


9 Jun 2021

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Stop Hiding Behind The Masks: Interview With Michael Brody-Waite

Charisma Quotient: Build Confidence, Make Connections and Find Love

What does it mean to be your authentic self? You've heard the buzzwords, but do you really know how to put all these theories into action? This week, Kimmy interviews an expert on living authentically, Michael Brody-Waite. Michael is an acclaimed speaker, Inc. 500 Entrepreneur, three-time CEO, TEDx speaker, and author of Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts. As a recovering addict, Michael's mission is to teach as many people as possible how to lead themselves by shedding the masks they hide behind in order to live as their true, authentic selves.  EPISODE 192 of The Charisma Quotient Podcast is titled:  Stop Hiding Behind The Masks:  Interview With Michael Brody-Waite   Michael begins by sharing his recovery journey and the empowerment he gained after moving through a 12-Step program, and the lessons learned that apply to many areas of life including business and love. Kimmy and Michael share stories about how we often try to hide our weaknesses, avoid difficult conversations and hold back our unique perspective in dating in order to be "liked" by someone else. The result of these actions is that we hide our true selves and build relationships not based in truth, or fail to build relationships at all. This conversation shines a light on the actual habits and practices you need to lean into in order to truly live as your authentic self and attract a healthy relationship. Michael shares tips around using the transformative power of starting something new, as opposed to trying to stop something you've been used to doing. If you have already started or want to start working on yourself, this episode will help provide your roadmap to get started. Have you noticed yourself saying "Yes!" when you'd rather say "No!" or constantly avoiding conversations or situations that make you feel uncomfortable? Start doing the work to notice how these moments come up for you and get the support you need to push through the difficult parts and come out on the other side.    To connect with your authentic self and find the love you want, set up a time to talk with Kimmy here.https://meetme.so/kimbreakthrough In just 30-minutes, you may gain a new perspective that leads you to find a match that's the right fit for you! And, if you want to join a close-knit community of women all working on themselves and their love lives, join Kimmy's private Facebook Group: The Love Makeover Insiders. https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovemakeovers. Also, join her priority list for the upcoming Masterclass in May for both men and women here https://azxwnn2c.pages.infusionsoft.net/   EPISODE 192 of The Charisma Quotient Podcast is titled:  Stop Hiding Behind The Masks:  Interview With Michael Brody-Waite. The Charisma Quotient Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and many of your other favorite podcast channels. ⁣ ********⁣ Charisma Quotient Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and many of your other favorite podcast channels. ⁣ *******⁣ The Charisma Quotient Podcast: Building Confidence, Making Connections, and Finding Love from the Outside In is hosted by Kimmy Seltzer. ⁣ ******⁣ Kimmy Seltzer is a Confidence Therapist and Authentic Dating Strategist implementing targeted style, emotional and social intelligence to your life. ⁣ ******⁣ Sharing a wide array of relational topics, The Charisma Quotient Podcast focuses on the themes of building confidence, making connections, and finding love from the outside in.⁣ ******⁣ This Podcast is available on:⁣ Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/Charisma_Quotient ⁣ Libsyn: https://charismaquotient.libsyn.com/⁣ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2mLh5AwLC0xryeKzKyph2g And many other podcast sites. *********⁣ Would you like to connect with Kimmy?⁣ Website:  https://kimmyseltzer.com/⁣ Chat:  https://meetme.so/kimbreakthrough⁣ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kimmyseltzer/ ⁣ Facebook:  https://facebook.com/kimmyseltzer/ Join her FREE Facebook Group Love Makeover Insiders: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovemakeovers


28 Apr 2021

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Why Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts With Michael Brody-Waite

The Driven Entrepreneur with Matt Brauning

Ep #260 - This week on the podcast, I'm joined by Michael Brody-Waite, a recovering addict, acclaimed speaker, 3x CEO, Inc 500 founder and leadership coach. Michael is on a mission to revolutionize the rules of leadership and approaches it from a unique perspective. Pulling from his history with overcoming addiction, Michael has created the Mask Free Leadership System which is built upon 3 key principles that saved him from death and set him apart from other leaders.  His TEDx Talk, Great Leaders Do What Drug Addicts Do, has been viewed over 1,800,000 times in over 25 countries and provides insight into his 16-year journey from near homelessness and addiction to successful entrepreneurship. In 2010, Michael left that Fortune 50 company at the height of the recession to co-found the company InQuicker, a healthcare SaaS company that revolutionized how patients schedule appointments. Through his brand of leadership, he successfully grew the company from 2 employees to 50 employees, and 20,000% revenue growth in less than 6 years. The exceptional growth landed InQuicker a spot on the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies, Best Place to Work by the Nashville Business Journal four times and recognized as Healthcare Company of the Year by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. In 2015, InQuicker was sold to a publicly-traded company. Brody-Waite's accomplishments include being named Most Admired CEO, Top 40 Under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal, and recognized by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce as Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year. Michael has worked in retail, spent nearly a decade in corporate America, and most recently served as the CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, a 501c3 dedicated to connecting 2,000+ entrepreneurs with the resources they need to create, launch or grow a business. He's had a profound life and has persevered through adversity and addition to now share about his experiences and life lessons today on the show. Listen in this week for the story behind the story and find out how Michael Brody-Waite connects certain qualities of great leaders which also show up in addicted individuals. Its a fascinating conversation and you're going to love his refreshing and different take on life, leadership and business. Learn More About Michael Brody-Waite: Visit Michael Brody-Waite's website: https://michaelbrodywaite.com/ Get The First 30 Minutes of Michael's Audio Book Free, Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts: https://greatleaderbook.com/ Follow Michael Brody-Waite on Social Media: Follow Michael on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelbrodywaite Follow Michael on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelbrodywaite/ Whether you are new to 'The Driven Entrepreneur' podcast or a recurring fan, please help out by rating, reviewing and subscribing to the show on Apple Podcasts or wherever you prefer to listen. Your support and your reviews mean a lot to the longevity and success of this show. Plus, it provides me with valuable feedback, so that I can continue to provide the best listening experience possible. I love hearing from fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media. (See links below) Connect With Matt Brauning On Social Media: Follow Matt Brauning on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattbrauning Follow Matt Brauning on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattbrauning/ Follow Matt Brauning on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattbrauning Visit Matt Brauning's Websites: www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get a copy of my brand new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW


16 Apr 2021

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Michael Brody-Waite on Leading in Life

The One You Feed

Michael Brody-Waite is a recovering addict, acclaimed speaker, entrepreneur, award-winning three-time CEO, and leadership coach.  Eric and Michael discuss his book,  Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts: How to Lead Like Your Life Depends on It,. This interesting discussion dives deep into the principles used to recover from drug addiction and how they can be applied to lead successfully in both our personal and professional livesBut wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!In This Interview, Michael Brody-Waite and I Discuss Leading in Life and…His book, Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts: How to Lead Like Your Life Depends on It How everyone is a leader, even if it’s just leading ourselvesThe parallels between active addiction and behavior in the corporate environment.How the problem is often being addicted to hiding yourselfLearning to practice the principles from recovery in real lifeThe importance of surrendering the outcomeLearning to practice rigorous authenticityChallenging yourself on doing the uncomfortable workLearning to remove the “masks” we wear to avoid showing our true selves Helpful tools for when you’re avoiding difficult conversationsLearning how to be comfortable with the discomfortThe value of being in community with others who are working on the same thingsMichael Brody-Waite Links:Michael’s WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitterAwara Mattresses are made with only natural and organic materials, including 100% organic wool from happy New Zealand sheep! For every mattress sold, 10 fruit trees will be planted. To get $350 off your mattress, plus free shipping, a Forever warranty, AND free accessories (including 2 pillows, sheets, and a waterproof mattress protector (value $399)), visit awarasleep.com/wolfCare/of helps you create a customized health plan for vitamins and supplements. These products are made from the best ingredients and conveniently shipped to you each month.  For 50% of your first order, visit Takecareof.com and enter code: WOLF50.Feals: Premium CBD delivered to your doorstep to help you manage stress, anxiety, pain, and sleeplessness. Feals CBD is food-grade and every batch is tested so you know you are getting a truly premium grade product. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping by becoming a member at www.feals.com/wolfIf you enjoyed this conversation with Michael Brody-Waite, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Lewis Howes on the Masks of MasculinityMaia Szalavitz on AddictionSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


30 Mar 2021

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594: Michael Brody-Waite - Find Out Why Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts

The Shaun Tabatt Show

During treatment for drug addiction, Michael Brody-Waite learned 3 principles that became the difference between life and death: Practice rigorous authenticity Surrender the outcome Do uncomfortable work In his new book Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts, Michael explains what drug addicts do to recover and provides a step-by-step program you can use to break free from your mask addiction to thrive in both work and life. He equips you with the tools you need to live and lead mask-free—tools to enable you to stop following others, lead yourself, and become one of the dynamic, growing, authentic leaders this world desperately needs. Learn more at GreatLeaderBook.com. The Shaun Tabatt Show is part of the Destiny Image Podcast Network.


29 Mar 2021

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571: Michael Brody-Waite - "Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts"

Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond

Michael Brody-Waite is a recovering addict, acclaimed speaker, Inc. 500 entrepreneur, award-winning, three-time CEO, a leadership coach, and author of Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts: How to Lead Like Your Life Depends on It . His accomplishments include being named a Most Admired CEO, named to the Top 40 Under 40, and being recognized by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce as Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year.   Today, Michael is on a mission to teach individuals, organizations, and communities how to lead themselves by living mask-free. In his personal time, he is focused on being the best husband, father, and recovering addict he can be. "Double-Click" into this episode and listen as Michael connects with Lou on the "intervention, recovery & sponsorship" ALL business leaders need. *** CONNECT TO LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD


31 Jan 2021

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Michael Brody-Waite – Turn to Your Trusted Network for Support

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

At the age of 23, Michael Brody-Waite was a full-blown drug addict. Every day he drank a fifth of vodka and a twelve-pack of beer, he smoked two packs of cigarettes and more weed than any human should, and he did whatever other drugs he could get his hands on.He had been kicked out of college, fired from his job, and evicted from his apartment. He had no money and no home. He was throwing up blood and believed he would be dead before his thirtieth birthday.Then, on September 1, 2002, after running out of options and fearing death, he checked into rehab, entered recovery, and has been transforming himself every day since.Michael’s TEDx Nashville YouTube video, Great Leaders Do What Drug Addicts Do, is the number one talk in TEDx Nashville’s history. It has been seen by 1,000,000+ people in 25+ countries and provides insight into his seventeen-year journey from addiction and near homelessness to successful entrepreneurship.This talk sparked the #MaskFreeMovement that brought awareness to Michael’s Mask-Free Program, built on three principles inspired by his recovery, showing leaders how to achieve balance, reclaim energy, and thrive in work and life.Michael is an acclaimed speaker, Inc. 500 entrepreneur, award-winning, three-time CEO, a leadership coach, and author of Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts: How to Lead Like Your Life Depends on It. His accomplishments include being named a Most Admired CEO, named to the Top 40 Under 40, and is recognized by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce as Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year. “If you’re suffering right now, the worst thing about you can be the best thing about you.”Michael Brody-Waite Worst investment everMichael had always wanted to be an entrepreneur. And so, at the height of the US recession, he decided to max out his credit card, drain his 401k and blow his savings to start a company. The company Michael started was called Inquicker, a platform that lets patients schedule appointments online. At the time in the States, 99% of healthcare appointments were made over the phone.Michael started the company with his partner a year after getting married. They were bootstrapped and became quite successful and ended up being an Inc 500 company. The company grew 20,000% in six years.Hiding his weaknesses so wellAs his success grew, Michael also became quite good at hiding his most significant weaknesses. He had gotten good at telling people that he was a recovering drug addict. But when he started being recognized as a successful CEO, the temptation to hide his weaknesses grew.Michael had always told his story as the homeless drug addict who beat his addiction and becomes a huge success. However, he did not feel like the successful man the world saw him as. Michael was, in fact, struggling to be a great leader.His world starts to crumbleIn 2013 Michael got blindsided by two of his most important relationships. His business partner decided to take his equity away and tried to get him unseated as CEO of their company. At the same time, his marriage was in turmoil, and his wife wanted to file for divorce. While Michael was good at admitting that he was a drug addict, he was bad at admitting how much he was failing to navigate both of these issues.Failing as a leaderWith these two issues hanging over Michael’s head, his role as a leader suffered. Suddenly, this voracious leader who cared about his people was gone because he did not know how to face his team. Whenever he would be in business meetings, he would put this mask on, pretending that everything was okay because that is what the CEO of any 500 company does.Trying to handle his issuesMichael had suffered for too long, so he decided to find a middle ground with his wife and partner. He signed a marital dissolution agreement that he and his wife had agreed on. Michael’s wife kept trying to take a large part of his equity in the company, but he successfully convinced her to let him buy her out to keep the company’s equity.After settling things with his wife, Michael and his partner met with investment bankers to put the company up for sale. Michael asked one of the investment bankers what he thought the company was worth, and the number he got was 600%, higher than the value they had used in the marital dissolution agreement. Michael felt terrible that he had cheated his wife out of a lot of money even though he had done it unknowingly. He struggled with this, and eventually, he decided to tell her the truth, a decision that cost him a million dollars but left him at peace.Making amendsMichael also found a way to make amends with his business partner, although they never got to do business together again. But by allowing himself to surrender to the outcomes in his life, Michael was able to talk with his partner, who apologized to him and let him keep his equity.Lessons learnedPractice rigorous authenticity in your lifeOwn your life’s journey. It does not matter what you have gone through in life; as a leader, you need to stay true to who you are. This means that you have to always be authentic.Surrender to the outcomeMost leaders do not know how to surrender to outcomes because they are responsible for outcomes. Leaders are always trying to drive outcomes and waste so much energy on things that they cannot control at the expense of the things they can. You, therefore, have to learn how to surrender to outcomes.Learn how to do uncomfortable workWhen you practice authenticity and learn how to surrender to outcomes, you will do uncomfortable work. Uncomfortable work is emotional. It involves making decisions and taking actions that you would rather avoid taking because of the emotions involved.Andrew’s takeawaysAllow yourself to surrender and let go of your mistakesYour past mistakes are probably causing you a lot of pain and holding you back from experiencing life in its fullness. You need to surrender and let go; otherwise, you will continue living in pain.Do not be afraid to be authenticDo not be afraid to be your authentic self because everybody else is hiding behind a mask. When you remove your mask and live authentically, you will find freedom.Accept the painful moments in lifePain is sometimes necessary, especially if you are going to do things that are emotionally consuming. If you do not accept pain, you will never live a full life or find happiness.Actionable adviceThis is for you who has something that is hurting you badly, and the hurt is holding you back. But you cannot share what is hurting you with anyone because you think it will make you less successful.The truth is that you can get the relief of sharing your pain with the people you are scared to share it with. There’s a nine out of 10 chance that your pain will inspire the person you share it with, and they are going to feel connected to you because they see the strength that it took to share your pain. Then they are going to help you solve your problem.No. 1 goal for the next 12 monthsMichael’s number one goal for the next 12 months is to market his services. He has figured out what his product-market fit is, and all he has to do is literally go out there and say, “Hey, I think this will help you.” That’s what Michael plans to do in 2021.Parting words “If you are suffering from addiction, reach out. I would love to hear from you.”Michael Brody-Waite [spp-transcript] Connect with Michael Brody-WaiteLinkedInTwitterFacebookInstagramYouTubeWebsiteAndrew’s booksHow to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock MarketMy Worst Investment Ever9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid ThemTransform Your Business with Dr.Deming’s 14 PointsAndrew’s online programsValuation Master ClassHow to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock MarketFinance Made Ridiculously SimpleBecome a Great Presenter and Increase Your InfluenceTransform Your Business with Dr. Deming’s 14 PointsConnect with Andrew Stotz:astotz.comLinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitterYouTubeMy Worst Investment Ever Podcast


19 Jan 2021