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Mike Robbins was on the path to build a lifelong career as a professional baseball player. He was drafted by the Yankees out of high school, declined the offer to attended Stanford, and eventually played for the Kansas City Royals. At the age of 23, a career-ending injury lead to major changes in his life and career.

  • Getting drafted by the Yankees, right out of high school
  • Developing the mindset to tackle really big goals
  • The dangers of the brass ring and achievement
  • Insights revealed amidst a major car accident
  • Navigating a childhood with a severely depressed parent
  • Dealing with a career-ending injury at the age of 23
  • Turning our tragedies into a catalysts for positive change
  • Why pain and difficulty force us to look at our lives in different ways
  • The internal conversations we have with and about ourselves
  • Why dealing with ourselves is one of the hardest things we do
  • The difference between self compassion and self esteem
  • Learning to be kind to ourselves when we fail
  • Changing the frame from which we start our self improvement efforts
  • Using the process of self forgiveness as a catalyst for big change
  • Why we must be willing to ask others for help
  • Distinguishing between what happens to us and what happens to our ego

Mike Robbins is a speaker, consultant, and the author of three books. He has been featured on ABC News, the Oprah radio network, in Forbes, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and many others. Since 2008, he has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.


Originally aired over 2 years ago.


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