019: Corey Poirier - On the Leap from Anxiety to Speaking


Corey Poirier does about a billion things - he's an entrepreneur - speaker, author, musician, stand up comedian... and he is out speaking over 200 times a year.  

In this episode of This Moved Me, Corey and I talk about his arc towards his speaking career, which includes battling real anxiety, facing it head-on and ending up being a stand-up comedian and prolific speaker. Corey's passion is sharing the insights he's culled from thousands of interviews with high achieving individuals - all in an attempt to inspire us to be the best we can be.

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Show highlights

In this episode we discuss:

  • Corey's mom's influence on him, and on his work, today
  • How anxiety and hypochondria pushed him to become a stand up comedian! (Wha?, I know.)
  • How stand up (and the challenge of stand up) helped him become a better speaker, and conquer his anxiety
  • How a change in mindset - and was crucial to overcoming his fear
  • The first (and 2nd) recreational book Corey ever read... at age 27.  How to Win Friends... (Dale Carnegie does it again!)
  • Corey's methodology of coming up with new ideas


TMM Moment: Jim Gaffigan.  He is FUNNY, and real.  Love his voices.  He reflects what really happens.  It RESONATED.


On the power of influence and how we can hold each other up...

Corey is a big fan of Christine Campbell, a musician friend of his. Corey happened to share her music with someone he knew - who then in turn shared it with some girls at a music school... and now they want to be "the next Christine Campbell."  It truly is a small (and viral) world! 


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Let's keep this conversation going:

What's the biggest point of anxiety that you face as you bring your talk/message out into the world?  I'd love to hear from you!  Send me your thoughts via Twitter, or share in the comments.

About Corey:

You can find out more about Corey by checking out the links below!

Here's his "thank you" to listeners: http://thepassioncure.com/listeners

You can also get advanced access to his upcoming e-book featuring insights from roughly 101 Thought Leaders by signing up at www.thepassioncure.com

Or, check out Corey's Facebook Fan page = https://www.facebook.com/coreypoirierpage