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Michael C. Bryan is an expert on high-performance with a proven track record helping hundreds see their emotional struggles as their greatest untapped gifts.

20+ years working as the Senior Adviser to head of NBCUniversal, Time Warner, NYU and many other Fortune 500 companies. Consultant to celebrities across all sectors.

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I was reading the story of Lot’s wife from the Bible today. 09/06/2021

I was reading the story of Lot’s wife from the Bible today.

Happy Labor Day! Let's do the labor to realize our new life. And it is like labor...babies are comin'.

I was reading the story of Lot’s wife from the Bible today. Our past is symbolized in the thundering destruction of S***m. When our past is destroyed it’s so loud, so deafening and so difficult not…

07/13/2021

I was shocked what happened when I didn’t resist my super dark emotions. A - I saw how I was creating them. So I knew what to do to stop them. 🤨 B - I knew I wasn’t them. I was something more. 🤯 I got why pain matters. 🥰 Without accepting it as it is, we can’t know we aren’t it. Does this resonate with you? 👂 #pain #has #a #purpose #superhero #loveyourself

I was shocked what happened when I didn’t resist my super dark emotions. A - I saw how I was creating them. So I knew what to do to stop them. 🤨 B - I knew I wasn’t them. I was something more. 🤯 I got why pain matters. 🥰 Without accepting it as it is, we can’t know we aren’t it. Does this resonate with you? 👂 #pain #has #a #purpose #superhero #loveyourself

07/12/2021

I was walking across the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard & Ocean Boulevard a few weeks back and was stunned by this statue. It stands by an overhang that extends over a truly breathtaking image of the ocean and the beach far, far below.

I found out that this is Saint Monica who is the Patron Saint of wives and abuse victims. Makes sense I’d love her. I never had the mother figure I thought I wanted in this lifetime. I was abused. I was very moved as I took this photo a few weeks ago. Now I know why.

In much of this work, I’ve been told to stop talking about my mother. Stop talking about my abuse. That other people had it harder than me. That’s true. Many did. Millions. Many millions still do. But that does not mean that my life is not about using that absent mother and abuse as a catalyst for helping myself, and others, as much as I can. It’s work to rewrite our life story. But rewrite it we must.

I truly believe saints are meant to guide us to be our own saints to ourselves. Because my mother was who she was, I’m now a great mother to myself. I try hard to nurture others but to not let them take advantage of me.

Don’t let others tell you to discount your pain. Please do ask yourself how that pain is meant to drive you to be the healed and wonderful and loving person you truly are.

I was walking across the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard & Ocean Boulevard a few weeks back and was stunned by this statue. It stands by an overhang that extends over a truly breathtaking image of the ocean and the beach far, far below.

I found out that this is Saint Monica who is the Patron Saint of wives and abuse victims. Makes sense I’d love her. I never had the mother figure I thought I wanted in this lifetime. I was abused. I was very moved as I took this photo a few weeks ago. Now I know why.

In much of this work, I’ve been told to stop talking about my mother. Stop talking about my abuse. That other people had it harder than me. That’s true. Many did. Millions. Many millions still do. But that does not mean that my life is not about using that absent mother and abuse as a catalyst for helping myself, and others, as much as I can. It’s work to rewrite our life story. But rewrite it we must.

I truly believe saints are meant to guide us to be our own saints to ourselves. Because my mother was who she was, I’m now a great mother to myself. I try hard to nurture others but to not let them take advantage of me.

Don’t let others tell you to discount your pain. Please do ask yourself how that pain is meant to drive you to be the healed and wonderful and loving person you truly are.

07/09/2021

Why she is where she is. A smart woman is she.

Why she is where she is. A smart woman is she.

07/08/2021

What's yours?

Do tell. Popcorn ready!

What's yours?

Do tell. Popcorn ready!

07/08/2021

The ultimate litmus test. #neverfails

The ultimate litmus test. #neverfails

07/05/2021

So there.

#AlwaysLikedTheNameMichael

So there.

#AlwaysLikedTheNameMichael

07/05/2021

Things are changing over here at MCBHappier. We’re not talking Botox. Going deeper. No, not filler.

Deeper.

How ready are you to meet the real you? To feel the real you? Trust me. You haven’t felt anything like this. Not yet.

#realyou #timetoawaken

Things are changing over here at MCBHappier. We’re not talking Botox. Going deeper. No, not filler.

Deeper.

How ready are you to meet the real you? To feel the real you? Trust me. You haven’t felt anything like this. Not yet.

#realyou #timetoawaken

06/27/2021

I was told endlessly when I moved to LA from NYC that people in LA were fake. That at least in NYC you knew when someone didn’t like you, because they told you to your face. I’ve found out since moving to West Hollywood full time that that’s a flat-out myth.

At my gym I meet a lot of people, and each time I do I greet each new person with a smile and open heart. In LA sometimes I get this odd blank look back. Literally no expression. No smile, no return. That tells me all I need to know. I feel how cold they are. Brr, bitch. It’s just as loud as a New Yorker saying they don’t like me. So what do I do? I walk away and I don’t give them my attention again. I’ve met your ego, and it bores me. Blessings, and go away.

There is this whole thing in today’s spirituality where we have to forgive and always be loving to everyone. Basically a doormat. No, no, NO. I give someone one shot, and if I sense that coldness, away I go. Don’t win anyone over, don’t be so nice all the time to cold people. And this is coming from me, a man of British blood! That’s being naive. As I always say, when we are in the world, but not of the world, we’re living a spiritual life.

A bitch is someone who is insecure, doesn’t love themselves and unbearable to be around. Be a bitch in a pop song. Fun, let’s dance to it, and in real life - bye Felicia. It’s boring and very basic. Don’t be a doormat. That’s empowered spirituality.

#spirituality #awaken #doormat #power

I was told endlessly when I moved to LA from NYC that people in LA were fake. That at least in NYC you knew when someone didn’t like you, because they told you to your face. I’ve found out since moving to West Hollywood full time that that’s a flat-out myth.

At my gym I meet a lot of people, and each time I do I greet each new person with a smile and open heart. In LA sometimes I get this odd blank look back. Literally no expression. No smile, no return. That tells me all I need to know. I feel how cold they are. Brr, bitch. It’s just as loud as a New Yorker saying they don’t like me. So what do I do? I walk away and I don’t give them my attention again. I’ve met your ego, and it bores me. Blessings, and go away.

There is this whole thing in today’s spirituality where we have to forgive and always be loving to everyone. Basically a doormat. No, no, NO. I give someone one shot, and if I sense that coldness, away I go. Don’t win anyone over, don’t be so nice all the time to cold people. And this is coming from me, a man of British blood! That’s being naive. As I always say, when we are in the world, but not of the world, we’re living a spiritual life.

A bitch is someone who is insecure, doesn’t love themselves and unbearable to be around. Be a bitch in a pop song. Fun, let’s dance to it, and in real life - bye Felicia. It’s boring and very basic. Don’t be a doormat. That’s empowered spirituality.

#spirituality #awaken #doormat #power

06/21/2021

I can’t tell you how long my tough Brooklyn shrink screamed at me, “Your crazy mother is dead! Stop trying to win her approval! She never loved you the way you deserved! She’s dead. She’s been dead a fu***ng decade and you’re STILL trying to win her approval. You’re a wonderful man. A brilliant man. F**k her!” He was spitting at this point. “F**k her validation! Kick her fu***ng hands off your feet! Now! God, how long do I hear this s**t from you?”

I wanted to offer him my hand in marriage at that very instant.

I got a whole lot of mother s**t. You want an expert in exorcising your mommy issues? Daddy Issues? Abusive parent issues? Give me a ring. I’ll be Father Bryan and exorcise that demon right outta ya because I know it’s a demon that’ll take you down. And like the wild Conjuring movies, the only thing that will save your sorry ass is faith in God and faith in yourself so STOP trying to please someone who is unpleasable!

Take it from this nearly 57-year old Silver Fox. It’s taken me decades to kick my mother off of me, and when I did (I still do!) I am happy, joyous, free. Not all of us had these happy-go-lucky parents a lot of people seem to wax poetically about. The scars from a parent who makes you win their approval are deep. It’s f***s a person up unless you exorcise them! If you’re one of the people who didn’t have The Perfect Parent then join me and exorcise them from you! Stop living for their approval. Be a smashing success from the inside out for YOU! MAY THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPEL YOU! Hey…that might be a good line for a movie.

I can’t tell you how long my tough Brooklyn shrink screamed at me, “Your crazy mother is dead! Stop trying to win her approval! She never loved you the way you deserved! She’s dead. She’s been dead a fu***ng decade and you’re STILL trying to win her approval. You’re a wonderful man. A brilliant man. F**k her!” He was spitting at this point. “F**k her validation! Kick her fu***ng hands off your feet! Now! God, how long do I hear this s**t from you?”

I wanted to offer him my hand in marriage at that very instant.

I got a whole lot of mother s**t. You want an expert in exorcising your mommy issues? Daddy Issues? Abusive parent issues? Give me a ring. I’ll be Father Bryan and exorcise that demon right outta ya because I know it’s a demon that’ll take you down. And like the wild Conjuring movies, the only thing that will save your sorry ass is faith in God and faith in yourself so STOP trying to please someone who is unpleasable!

Take it from this nearly 57-year old Silver Fox. It’s taken me decades to kick my mother off of me, and when I did (I still do!) I am happy, joyous, free. Not all of us had these happy-go-lucky parents a lot of people seem to wax poetically about. The scars from a parent who makes you win their approval are deep. It’s f***s a person up unless you exorcise them! If you’re one of the people who didn’t have The Perfect Parent then join me and exorcise them from you! Stop living for their approval. Be a smashing success from the inside out for YOU! MAY THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPEL YOU! Hey…that might be a good line for a movie.

06/18/2021

I talk with hundreds of people privately about their lives. The biggest questions are these: How do we take these lofty and esoteric spiritual ideas and apply them to this fu***ng as***le trying to burn me in a deal worth a lot of money? How do I take this precious spiritual idea and put it to use with this snake of a lawyer who is using every nasty trick in the book to make sure I don’t own any of the rights?

The real world of real-life and real jobs is full of low lives. They’re everywhere. Like cockroaches. The work of God and spirituality is learning the strategy in navigating life’s shark-filled waters. If you don’t have any shark-filled waters around you, then you’re living small.

How to stay in our power, collaborate with others and not let them take advantage of us. THIS IS NOT THERAPY. This is feet-on-the-ground loving spiritual business warfare. Because it can be warfare. Don’t kid yourself. Our job is to engage with the s**t in life from a core connection to our inner Spirit. And that, ladies and germs, is hard.

Find groups, people, and teams that don’t promote backass spirituality and bulls**t rhetoric spouting moral superiority in any form. No one has all the answers. You do. Go inward, listen, take action. And cut off those snakeheads before they bite you.

I talk with hundreds of people privately about their lives. The biggest questions are these: How do we take these lofty and esoteric spiritual ideas and apply them to this fu***ng as***le trying to burn me in a deal worth a lot of money? How do I take this precious spiritual idea and put it to use with this snake of a lawyer who is using every nasty trick in the book to make sure I don’t own any of the rights?

The real world of real-life and real jobs is full of low lives. They’re everywhere. Like cockroaches. The work of God and spirituality is learning the strategy in navigating life’s shark-filled waters. If you don’t have any shark-filled waters around you, then you’re living small.

How to stay in our power, collaborate with others and not let them take advantage of us. THIS IS NOT THERAPY. This is feet-on-the-ground loving spiritual business warfare. Because it can be warfare. Don’t kid yourself. Our job is to engage with the s**t in life from a core connection to our inner Spirit. And that, ladies and germs, is hard.

Find groups, people, and teams that don’t promote backass spirituality and bulls**t rhetoric spouting moral superiority in any form. No one has all the answers. You do. Go inward, listen, take action. And cut off those snakeheads before they bite you.

06/11/2021

We're done. Done! Self-help is dead. NO more vision boards. NO more fu***ng goals to smash. Time to get real, honest, and super raw. Aren't you sick of trying to be something you're not? You are already what you want to be. BE IT. Enough of the endless proving. Just enjoy your life already! It all flows from there! You know I'm right, because you know you're right.

We're done. Done! Self-help is dead. NO more vision boards. NO more fu***ng goals to smash. Time to get real, honest, and super raw. Aren't you sick of trying to be something you're not? You are already what you want to be. BE IT. Enough of the endless proving. Just enjoy your life already! It all flows from there! You know I'm right, because you know you're right.

The Martian: Original Motion Picture Score - Crossing Mars 06/07/2021

The Martian: Original Motion Picture Score - Crossing Mars

I’ve had unreal conversations after unreal conversations in the City of Angels.

So much insight, so much wisdom.

I’m being schooled on the real answers to our collective pain. So many tools and insights coming. Practical, clear, direct.

Until then, this tale. A Monday story to inspire you for the week ahead.

Oh, by the way, this is a read.

I’m the Baz Luhrmann of spiritual and coaching work.

I’ve been told these chunky newsletters have saved lives. So I'm sticking with my style.

This is where the meat (or, tofu) is. I don’t specialize in overstuffed hors d'oeuvres that vanish in one bite.

As if that is where we find out the meaning of our lives.

Follow me on this little story I promise will entertain, enthrall and inspire you with the one radical tip that makes all problems disappear.

Saturday I was in Santa Monica waiting for my best bud of nearly 25 years to pick me up for a day trip to Malibu. I was on the corner of Ocean and Wilshire, and I was listening to this song from the soundtrack to one of my favorite movies in years, The Martian.

There's a track by composer Harry Gregson-Williams (see below) called Crossing Mars. It's this symphonic piece that feels, at minute 2:30, like all destinies colliding.

Since I live my life listening to movie soundtracks, and since I’m inherently dramatic and love epic moments, I often walk about Los Angeles consumed by movie music. LA is full of crazy people, so no one pays me any attention when I openly sing walking around this sunny city.

Along this road I walked, this track playing and I see this statue ahead of me. It's a white statue, and beneath it is says Saint Monica. I have no idea the legacy of the statue, and at the time I didn't care. All I knew was that it felt holy.

I crossed the street and the 2:30 mark in the song comes and I start crying. I remembered someone once said to me crying is in indication we’ve been strong for too long.

I laughed when instead I heard a quote in my head a dear person told me Maggie Smith said in Downton Abbey: “A lack of compassion is even more vulgar excessive tears.”

I’d been to my acupuncturist right beforehand, an Irishman in his late-60s who goes by the spiritual name Dahi. He’s been in practice for decades, and is renowned for Chinese medicine.

I never truly believed in Reiki energy healing.

The New Yorker in me always rolled his third eye.

Los Angeles, in the right circles, is (to me) more powerful than the east coast in terms of healing energies. I know that’s a radical generalizing, but I do feel there is something here that exists in the DNA of this wild, spacious and sprawling metropolis available if you’re ready for it.

Dahi puts needles in my head, back, legs, liver, nasal passages. He says he’s increasing my Chi. My power. My energy. Not a new concept. The pain of the needles is negligible. And yet the energy flow is shocking. I’m wide open. I feel, and sense, all.

Case in point, me openly crying on the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Wilshire in the Pacific Palisades. I couldn't take in so much beauty. I couldn’t believe it.

Honestly? I don’t trust the good in my life sometimes. I have such dreams of being this big speaker at huge live events all over the world inspiring others and talking to them on stage and leading them to their healing, and at the same time, I fear that dream will never come. Even as I am getting so very powerful now, so good at this work and have been told of possible connections that could bring the work to the world.

Doubt, fear, surrender, trust, God. My life.

I stopped when I came to this overlook. I paused. In front of me was this staggering view of the ocean and the beach far below.

I let it flood me. The feeling of this full circle moment around such rhapsodic nature. The ocean, the sun, the sand far below cream colored and pure.

The music played in my ears and I was overwhelmed with such love and emotion that my life had brought me to the very place I’d felt destined to live in my entire life.

I know this is the point where I might be expected me to say I’m being too earnest (“Bring it all down, Mikey”) and make a joke to prove I’m not taking this all too seriously, but it was a holy moments and reverence is okay. Not sure when it became cool to be irreverent.

The divine, God, that bridge in the song, the sheer unreal appreciation of all I have, the wonder, the other side of all I've been through, the sheer bliss of it all...impossible to articulate.

My friend Hillary picked me up and she looked at me and she said "You look upset." I burst out in tears, laughed and said how thankful I was that this dream I'd had since I first came to LA at 14-years old was real.

She smiled and said to me, "It's like you can't believe it's been here this whole time waiting for you, huh?"

Later that night I stumbled upon this quote from Charlotte Bronte: "Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive."

Last week many people I work with asked me how they stop focusing on the things that aren’t working out.

The supervisor who can’t see the big picture, and focuses only on numbers and not the endless backend needed to achieve the endgame. Who doesn’t get it’s a process, and it’s not always seeing the numbers or revenue right now.

It’s the ramp up for the take off. Both are essential.

Someone asked me why they have a thousand amazing things happening in their lives, and yet their mind keeps picking up on the one big thing that’s not working out.

“When everything is going so well in all these parts of my life, why does my mind keep going to that one place? That one person? That one thing? Why can’t I feel my success?”

Our brains are designed to protect us, so it (not us; it) focuses on the one thing that is a problem and therein is why we suffer.

We have to take control and focus on the one moment in our lives that made us feel wonder, awe, genuine fu***ng gratitude that made us burst out in tears.

Nothing else works. All the rest is a show, with no amazing finale of true resonance.

What if our lives of late doesn’t have a moment like that?

That’s a problem.

I'm just like you. I'm going on faith and trust and surrender as Big Moment after Big Moment happens which is part of my Great Work.

What is your Great Work? Do you know?

Until then, like you, I email, talk, text and help as many as I can and remember what it felt like to cross the street Saturday. How the feeling of full-circle bliss washed over me, and how my heart was so full it rose to my throat and then eyes and I was like a kid seeing a Ferris Wheel for the first time who bursts out in tears that his moment is here. Right now.

Crossing mars to the ocean never felt so good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i8qVrLJgG0

The Martian: Original Motion Picture Score - Crossing Mars "Crossing Mars" by Harry Gregson-Williams from The Martian: Original Motion Picture Score.Download on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/themartianscoreBuy on Amazon...

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