Muse and the Catalyst M and A circle small.png

hi.

Welcome to Muse + The Catalyst. We're all about getting inspired and taking action to live the life of your dreams.

32: Bring Your Whole Self to Work: Mike Robbins on Vulnerability, Creativity, Connection, and Performance

32: Bring Your Whole Self to Work: Mike Robbins on Vulnerability, Creativity, Connection, and Performance

Muse and the Catalyst episode 32 Mike Robbins.JPG

In episode 32 Aaron gets a chance to talk with Mike Robbins about his new book, Bring Your Whole Self to Work: How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection and Performance.  Mike takes what he’s learned in 17 years of working with businesses and organizations and distills it into principles for how to bring your whole self to work.

They chat about his writing process, the importance of a growth mindset, appreciation, being vulnerable, and remembering to enjoy life as we live it. Mike tells the story of how he got his first book published, discussing the importance of persistence in pursuing our passions, while also allowing things to unfold as we are ready for them. He even shares a few of his favorite exercises to do with teams in the workplace that apply some of the principles in his book.

5 principles of Bringing Your Whole Self to Work:
-Be authentic
-Utilize the power of appreciation
-Focus on emotional intelligence
-Embrace a growth mindset
-Create a championship team

These principles are really inspiring, and Aaron reminds us they're not just for work, but how important they are in our families, communities, or anywhere we are.

Congrats to Mike on his new book and enjoy the show!

About Mike Robbins

Mike Robbins is the author of four books. 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. He has been featured on ABC News, the Oprah radio network, in ForbesFast Company, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and many others. 

Or listen through this media player:

Show Notes

Intro/Outro Music by Pilgrim

Mike Robbins' Website

Bring Your Whole Self to Work: How vulnerability unlocks creativity, connection and performance By Mike Robbins (affiliate link)

Hay House Publishing

The Mindful Athlete By George Mumford (affiliate link)

Michael Gervais, High performance psychologist

 

33: Happliy Family: Jason and Cecilia Hilkey on their journey from teaching preschool to building an online business and their search for an intentional living community.

33: Happliy Family: Jason and Cecilia Hilkey on their journey from teaching preschool to building an online business and their search for an intentional living community.

31: Manifesting, Making Money, & Air BnB: Learning to ride the current with ease

31: Manifesting, Making Money, & Air BnB: Learning to ride the current with ease