Hi there, and welcome.

My name is Mike and I’m a naturally quiet person. Throughout my life, I’ve been described by adults, teachers, coaches, guidance counsellors, room mates, doctors, employers, friends, team mates, relatives, neighbours, co-workers, and partners as:

  • Aloof
  • Too shy
  • Antisocial
  • A bit difficult
  • Too sensitive
  • A man of few words
  • Not masculine enough
  • Not aggressive enough
  • A person with hidden leadership qualities
  • And the list goes on…

As an observant person, I interpreted these descriptors to mean that being quiet was a weakness. I grew to believe that, if I wanted to be successful at life, I would need to “overcome” my naturally quiet self. This belief manifested as an argument between my inner self and my outer self – with me, as the moderator, caught somewhere in between.

It was exhausting.

But then something interesting happened. One day I wondered what it would be like to stop moderating the argument, and instead question what had fuelled it in the first place. I began to ask questions like, What if there is a way to be a strong, bold, successful person, but in a way that honours my naturally quiet self?

From there I began to read books, speak to people, try new things, ask questions, experiment – and soon I realized something that changed my approach to life:

Being a quiet person doesn’t mean I can’t be loud.

The Strong Silent Hype is a lifestyle approach to living loud, in a quiet way. It involves becoming your strongest, happiest, healthiest self by revelling in your naturally quiet personality, rather than trying to overcome it as a perceived weakness.

The Strong Silent Hype is also an ongoing conversation. If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that your strongest, happiest, healthiest self is not a destination, it’s a journey. There is always more to learn, and I invite you to tell me about your experiences, your ideas, and your goals.

Thanks again for stopping by, and I hope you stick around.