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Hero Habits

In this episode of the OnPurpose Growth Podcast we interview author Michael Hahn about his book Hero Habits and what it takes to build a better personal and professional life.

In his book Hero Habits, Michael Hahn describes a realistic leadership fable that will inspire you to reclaim your inner hero at work and at home. James Rizzo is a typical over-achiever, who is struggling after a recent promotion. Over the course of two demanding weeks, James experiences the perfect storm of unexpected challenges that threaten his marriage, career, health, and sanity. A shocking phone call sets off a series of events including: an ultimatum from his wife, subpar health results from the doctor and an array of disappointing feedback. During his struggles, James battles The Storm, Energy Vampire, and other bad guys before finding out who the true villain was all along… James’s superhero journey will inspire your own as he discovers the seven Hero Habits from the true inspirational stories of everyday heroes: Captain Courageous, Recognition Man, The Professor and Zen Ninja. Will James be the winner of this epic adventure?!? Or will his American dream come to a screeching halt? Join us to learn how you can BE THE HERO! Visit to take your learning to the next level... Endorsements: “Michael hits the nail on the head with his seven Hero Habits. A realistic, leadership fable that can help overcome resistance to change… Hero Habits will shift the underlying beliefs of: leaders, managers and employees to create a thriving HERO Culture within your organization.” ~Marshall Goldsmith, #1 Executive Coach and Best Selling Author “Do yourself and those you love a favor: devour this practical guide and start making a real, sustainable difference in your work and life.” ~Erin McDermott Peterson, Talent Acquisition Executive and Consultant “A captivating lesson for leaders! Michael issues powerful challenges to anyone struggling with growing pressures, responsibilities and work-life balance. Leaders at any level can benefit from the simple truths within.” ~Eric Schaefges, VP - CareerBuilder Employment Screening “The most insightful leadership book since WHO MOVED MY CHEESE. Every leader will recognize themselves somewhere in this book. A MUST read!” ~Bob Mallo, CEO - SFH LLC and President - Rotary Club of New Lenox

Change is happening faster than ever before and we must adapt or risk getting left behind. Stress, frustration and burnout are becoming the norm in our fast paced and distraction filled world, so how can you not just survive, but THRIVE? Join Michael and Bryan as they highlight the successful habits that take you from zero (energy, motivation, progress) to hero...

Michael is a Motivational Speaker, Culture Catalyst and author of Hero Habits: The Guide to Thriving in Corporate America and in Life. He's been featured in Inc. Magazine, Chicago Business Journal, StartUp Magazine, Chicago Business Journal and Chicago Tribune. Michael provides the perfect mix of practical application, tangible take-away's and relevant stories to unleash your inner HERO!!! Learn more at