#147: Being Hopeful In Your Darkest Days with Michael Crossland


Michael Crossland has been a fighter since birth, defying the odds of surviving not only a rare form of life-threatening cancer, but being the sole survivor of a horrific cancer drug trial. Having spent nearly a quarter of his life in hospital being told what he would never be able to do, he has learned to live in the moment and be grateful for all that he has.

Today, Michael is Australia’s most popular public speaker and the bestselling author of “Everything Will Be Okay.” In this episode, Michael shares details from his cancer journey, the importance of strong family bonds, and how faith and spirituality helped him develop resilience. 

Show Notes

Michael joins the show by discussing the current lockdown situation in Australia. [1:56]

The struggles Michael faces in a digital world of public speaking are discussed. [2:57]

Michael’s cancer journey and horrific drug trial is described. [4:38]

Being resilient and developing strength through adversity as a child is touched on. [10:00]

The power you have to empower your mindset is reflected on. [13:46]

Michael discusses why he began his humanitarian work in Haiti. [15:33]

Michael explains his passion for baseball. [17:50]

What drove Michael towards his corporate career is discussed. [20:41]

The role spirituality and faith plays in Michael’s life is revealed. [23:48]

Michael discusses the importance of his mother’s role in his life. [27:03]

The work Michael does in Haiti and how it began is explained. [34:17]

Michael’s best-selling book and his son’s birth is talked about. [37:10]

Michael bought his mom a new house in 2016, he discusses this moment. [41:57]

The steps to developing resilience is discussed. [44:43]

Michael explains the importance of giving to end the show. [51:43]

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