Overcoming Imposter Syndrome & Re-Claiming Your Attention with Award Winning Poet Max Stossel

"I feel like I'm hurling stones into this giant pool of consciousness. And I finish each poem with a splash. And for a moment, there's a ripple over this vast pool of thoughts that we've collectively amassed. And then it fades, as ripples do—without a care for me or you that stillness is resumed." —Max Stossel

Max Stossel is an award-winning poet (whose short films have been seen over 40 million times) advisor to Tech for Humanity, successful filmmaker and all-around wise human who I'm grateful to call a brother.

In this poetic + lyrical conversation we explore:

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The journey that led him from designing notification systems at a social media company to exploring the art and science of attention.

📱 The dangers of smartphone addiction + practical questions as users that we can be asking ourselves

📝 How he describes his work as a blend of poetry, standup comedy and storytelling

💔 How he's found the courage to lean into painful experiences and get curious about heartbreak

🦅 How his writing workshop on avoidance and imposter syndrome led to my publishing a short poetry book.

🙋‍♂️ His experience and insights from leading men's groups and how this work has changed his life for the better

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See Max in action // wordsthatmove.com
Connect with Max on Twitter // @MaxStossel

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