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Journeys with the No Schedule Man

Jul 11, 2017

How much of you – the real you – and your story are you sharing? We’re going to get into that today with Michel Neray, an international speaker, co-author of “The Great Crossover” and founder of “MoMondays,” a monthly variety show that combines storytelling, comedy and live music and which, since its creation in 2012, has expanded to multiple cities across Canada and in the United States.

Michel helps people craft and perform more effective, “purposeful” stories to become more effective at what they do. He also uses Purposeful Storytelling to more effectively help organizations position and brand themselves in the marketplace.

But of course, this podcast is most about the story – the journey – of the guest. In this case, it’s Michel Neray, and I can tell you that it is a fascinating and thought-provoking story.

Some of the key things I took from my time with Michel Neray include:.

  1. Never lose sight of the intense desire to see the good in people and the love in the world (a lesson from his mother) -  He tells some very touching stories about how his mother was always able to see the ridiculousness in even the most dire of situations and related and most unlikely story to Michel about her funniest memory, which she shared right near the end of her life.
  2. Keeping your stories and experiences to yourself can eat away at you, no matter how brave and admirable a face you may be putting up (a lesson from his father) -Michel shares some remarkable stories and revelations that he had about his father, who certainly sounds like remarkable man.
  3. Know what you want, but getting clear on what you do not want maybe just as or even more important - When Michel came up with the concept of what became MoMondays, he had a pretty good idea of what he wanted, but he also had a very clear intention of what he did NOT want.

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