198. Michael Bernoff – Turning Average into Greatness

Today’s guest is the one & only President & Founder of the Human Communications Institute, leader in the personal & professional development industry & author of “Average Sucks”, Michael Bernoff. It’s easy to hear how humble Michael is when he chats with Lance about COVID-19, adversity & business. As a teacher & lifelong student of self-development & transformation, Michael strives to help as many people as possible every day. Stay tuned as we hear Michael share how he knows that no matter what life throws at you, you are capable of overcoming it by using personal development.


Michael answers, “We have made it through everything as human beings.”


  • [00:04:49] What Michael Loves About Hockey
  • [00:07:10] How Did Michael Get into Personal Development?
  • [00:24:35] The “Oh Shit” Phase
  • [00:33:32] Is Now a Bad Time to Invest or Start Something New?
  • [00:45:29] What Does Michael Struggle With?

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