She Who Overcomes Podcast

58: Living a Life of Your Interests with Michael Cartwright

“We need to be creative in our thoughts on how we use our talents and bring them into the world.” I first heard Michael Cartwright share this quote on the 1 Million Cups stage back in August. Having both been scheduled to speak at TEDx Bismarck, I was excited to meet him! His ability to connect with an audience and make you feel like you’re the only one in the room is something I greatly admire about him. In this episode, we talk about what it has been like to prepare for being a TEDx Speaker – the meltdowns and the letdowns of postponement – as well as the insight he has gained as a musician for twenty years.



Michael Cartwright is multidiscipline professional musician: trumpeter, vocalist, educator and bandleader. He is the current Music Director for the Los Angeles based cover band ProjectM and creator of FrontmanTalk, an advice and coaching forum for musicians. Cartwright holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California’s Thorton School of Music and has recently moved to North Dakota after making music for two decades in Los Angeles, CA.


Connect with Michael:

Website: www.cartwrightmusic.com

Instagram: @CartwrightMusic and @Frontmantalk


Quotes from this episode:

“Am I living a life of my interests?” -Michael Cartwright

“I am constantly pushing through my self-imposed limits from being self-conscious.” – Michael Cartwright

“We need to be creative in our thoughts on how we use our talents and bring them into the world.” -Michael Cartwright


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