Michael Ryan Thompson

My name is Michael and I am the owner of a big smile. I am a Professional Development Coach & Brand Manager for CORPORE Wear. I do what I do because it allows me to come home to my wife and baby boy each night with a huge grin on my face. That simple.

Photo Courtesy of Mitchell Jordan Growing up my dreams would always start the same way, with me being brave enough to put myself out into the world. Unfortunately, these dreams would also always end the same way, riddled with fear and the realization that I would never have the courage to do any of the…

Read more WHEN PASSION & STRENGTH IS NOT ENOUGH – Take The First Step By Facing Your Fears

Post Originally Appeared on Thrive Global / Photo Courtesy of Mitchell Jordan This past week, a mentor of mine, serial entrepreneur and Leadership and Communication Professor at IESE Business School, Conor Neill, left a comment on my blog that read, “My mentor taught me that you have to get clear in 3 areas of your…

Read more THE MOST POWERFUL WORDS A MENTOR CAN SAY – Originally Appeared on Thrive Global

  Two years ago in the midst of a career change I contacted someone I admired requesting a chance to meet, and to my surprise, he agreed. Forgetting my wallet and making him float the bill topped off a laundry list of mistakes I made during our time together. In addition to trying to act…

Read more 6 LIFE LESSONS I LEARNED BY CONTACTING SOMEONE I ADMIRED TOO SOON – Originally appeared on Thought Catalog

Originally appeared on Thrive Global  /  Photo courtesy of Mitchell Jordan I can remember exactly when and where I was when I started to take all of this self-help advice to heart. My wife and I were standing in the bathroom, and she told me that the stick that ultimately determined if another human being…

Read more THE BEST MORNING ROUTINE STARTS THE NIGHT BEFORE – Originally appeared on Thrive Global

  Appearing in Thrive Global Photo credit thanks to Mitchell Jordan As a defense mechanism I have a habit of making fun of myself, and then promptly following-up my self-deprecating humour with the phrase, “I am self-aware”. But the truth of the matter is that I am far from it, and the reason for that is…

Read more 3 EMBARRASSING SHORT STORIES IN MY ATTEMPT TO BECOME MORE SELF-AWARE – Originally appeared in Thrive Global