32: Bring Your Whole Self to Work: Mike Robbins on Vulnerability, Creativity, Connection, and Performance
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.
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 Forbes, Fast Company, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and many others.
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Intro/Outro Music by Pilgrim
Bring Your Whole Self to Work: How vulnerability unlocks creativity, connection and performance By Mike Robbins (affiliate link)
The Mindful Athlete By George Mumford (affiliate link)
Michael Gervais, High performance psychologist