Mike Posner: The Power in Speaking Your Truth


takeaways from this episode:

  • When Mike gained fame but lost his way, and how he came home to himself when he got a second shot. 

  • Mike's grounding relationship with his mother, and the grief process he’s gone through following the loss of his father. 

  • How Jake Owen, Hank Williams, and Merle Haggard inspired the artist’s most recent hit song, “I Took A Pill in Ibiza”. 

For The Curious,

This month, a few years back, a song was released called I Took A Pill In Ibiza. The first time you hear it, you immediately sense the honesty at its core.

I’m fortunate to have a lot of mutual friends with the writer and singer of that song – Mike Posner. It led me to Mike’s home and a conversation that made me feel like a longtime friend.

I love the melody and the lyrics of that song. Please listen to the acoustic version. It’s a straight shot to the soul. But what I love most about the song is how relevant it is to our own lives – constantly relevant. No matter what your situation, it’s so easy to avoid the truth when its uncomfortable.

This song is a reminder to never stop looking in the mirror.



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