“Think of ways you can grow offline, so that you can grow online.”

One of the keys to success is setting healthy boundaries. As Warren Buffet says, ” The difference between successful people is that really successful people say NO to almost everything.”  Well, I was taught you should always say YES? I had the chance to bring my friend Michael on the show to share his perspective on this topic and he was an amazing resource.

Michael H. Forde is an American author and public health specialist. He is the author of Success Begins From Where You Are! and is known for his work in health communications and disparities in the community. He has served several public and private community organizations.He is a New York City native who attended Johnston County Middle College High School in Smithfield, North Carolina, graduating at the age of 16. Toward the end of his high school senior year, he received the Gates Millennium Scholarship which granted him the opportunity to receive full funding to pursue undergraduate and graduate programs.

Forde received his undergraduate degree in health science from Southern Adventist University in 2014. In 2017, he graduated from Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, earning a graduate degree in public health. Forde authored Success Begins From Where You Are!, a book designed to inspire and motivate individuals to have faith and determination in their journey toward success. Forde is a firm believer of harnessing the power of one’s own potential by leveraging positivity. He lives in Washington, D.C.

In this episode, Michael shares the keys to what a healthy sustainable life looks like including setting boundaries, consciously using social media, and the importance of time management.

Here’s what you will learn:

  • What it was like to graduate high school at 16 (2:11)
  • The difference between a coach and a mentor (6:35)
  • How Michael started to grow his following on Instagram (13:21)
  • How Michael manages his boundaries around social media (19:29)
  • The importance of time management to your success (26:41)
  • What you learn from saying no and setting boundaries (31:24)
  • How to set proper boundaries around Clubhouse (38:29)
  • How accountability partners help in life (41:43)

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