If you’ve ever wanted better performance, communication and creativity in your life, then do we have the Bring Your Whole Self to Work show for you!
Today I’ll be talking with Mike Robbins, the best selling author of Focus on the Good Stuff, Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken and Nothing Changes Until You Do: A Guide to Self-Compassion and Getting Out of Your Own Way, and his latest greatest masterpiece, that’s really fun to boot, Bring Your Whole Self to Work
And that’s just what I want to talk with him about today, about How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection, and Performance!
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Mike Robbins is the author of four books, Focus on the Good Stuff, Be Yourself Everyone Else is Already Taken, and Nothing Changes Until You Do, which have been translated into fourteen different languages. His fourth book, Bring Your Whole Self to Work, just came out on May 1st.
As an expert in teamwork, leadership, and emotional intelligence, Mike delivers keynotes and seminars around the world that empower people, leaders, and teams to engage in their work, collaborate, and perform at their best. Through his speeches, seminars, consulting, and writing, Mike teaches important techniques that allow individuals and organizations to be more appreciative, authentic, and effective with others and themselves.
His clients include: Google, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Charles Schwab, Twitter, Deloitte, the U.S. Department of Labor, Gap, Harvard University, Chevron, eBay, Kaiser, Airbnb, UC Berkeley, the NBA, Genentech, Adobe, the San Francisco Giants, and many others. Mike is a member of the National Speakers Association and is one of less than 10% of the professional speakers in the world to have earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.
He has been featured on ABC News, the Oprah radio network, in Forbes, Fast Company, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and many others. He was a contributor to the Huffington Post for almost a decade, and currently contributes to Medium and Thrive Global, among others. He’s the creator and host of the podcast, Bring Your Whole Self to Work.
Prior to his speaking, writing, and consulting career, Mike was drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school. He turned the Yankees down and instead chose to play baseball at Stanford University, where he pitched in the College World Series. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals out of Stanford and played three seasons of professional baseball in the Royals organization before arm injuries ended his playing career while still in the minor leagues.
After his athletic career was cut short by injuries, Mike worked in sales and business development for two Internet start-ups. When the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, it allowed him to follow a deeper passion – empowering and inspiring people – and opened the door for him to start working full time as a speaker, author, and coach.
In addition to earning a degree from Stanford in American Studies with a specialization in race and ethnicity, Mike has continued to educate himself. He has extensively studied many disciplines of both personal and professional development and received training from the Coaches Training Institute.
He’s also a former board member for two non-profit organizations – Challenge Day (a powerful youth organization that focuses on peace, healing, and personal development for teens) and The Peace Alliance (an organization focused on creating a culture of peace here in America and around the world, as well as a grassroots political campaign to create a cabinet-level U.S. Department of Peace).
Mike lives in Novato, CA (in the San Francisco Bay Area) with his wife Michelle, and their two daughters, Samantha and Rosi
- What is vulnerability?
- How did Mike Robbins hide his vulnerability while playing professional baseball?
- How’d he go from baseball to business?
- What’s the importance of vulnerability in high stakes situations?
- What is authenticity?
- What’s the importance of authenticity when it comes to vulernability?
- What happened when Mike Robbins went to Japan to speak about vulnerability?
- Is vulnerability a weakness or a strength?
- What’s the “if you really knew me” exercise?
- What’s the principle of authenticity?
- And the principle of the power of appreciation?
- What’s the real importance of gratitude?
- What are a few special tools to show gratitude and appreciation?
- What should we really say if someone says “thank you”?
- What’s the principle of Emotional Intelligence?
- What’s the importance of morning meditation?
- And morning journaling – and what does it look like?
- What’s the principle of embracing a growth mindset?
- What’s the importance of celebration?
- What one homework assignment can we begin today to cultivate our vulnerability?
- For More Info Visit: Mike-Robbins.com/work
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