July 28, 2016
July 28, 2016
July 21, 2016
I have a brand new podcast that I’m really excited about…it’s called Bring Your Whole Self to Work. I’m working on a new book (with the same title) and as part of the research for this book, I decided to interview some of the most interesting business leaders and thought leaders I know – to learn from them about their own personal journeys and also how they operate as leaders.
The focuses of the conversations and the podcast are:
1) How can we have the courage to show up and bring all of who we are to the work that we do?
2) How can we create and/or influence the environment in which we work so that it’s conducive to authenticity, kindness, humanity, creativity, compassion, and appreciation (in addition to success)?
In the interviews I get real with my guests, and find out the truth behind their own stories – their ups, their downs, their insights, their challenges, their milestones, and more. I also talk to them about how they approach authenticity, teamwork, culture, success, leadership, and other important aspects of life and business.
These conversations are designed to give you specific insights for creating greater authenticity, courage, and fulfillment in your own life and career, as well as ideas for how you can create an environment around you at work where people get real, have each other’s backs, and have the courage to bring all of who they are.
The very first episode is called “The Whole Self is Everything with Chip Conley.” I’m so excited that Chip decided to join me for this first show. He’s a business leader, a thought leader, and a person I respect and admire a great deal. At 26, he started Joie de Vivre – which became the second largest boutique hotel company in the United States. He’s the author of four books and after selling Joie de Vivre in 2010, he has worked as a mentor to the founders of Airbnb and a leader within the company as they’ve grown exponentially over the past few years. He is a true renaissance man of life, business, personal growth, culture, and more.
In this episode Chip talks about his fascinating journey. He also shares some great tips for how to both show up as authentically as possible at work, as well as some of the things he did in building such a strong culture at Joie de Vivre. They were voted the second best place to work in the San Francisco Bay Area (right behind Google).
I hope you enjoy this first episode and my conversation with Chip. I’ve been having so much fun with this podcast – we’ve already recorded a handful of episodes and have some great interviews lined up. I can’t wait to share them with you each week and I hope you will be as inspired, enlightened, and stimulated by these discussions as I am. My intention is that this podcast is a benefit to you and those around you.
You can check out this first episode and the podcast on iTunes or visit our new podcast page on my website, where you can read more about each episode and guest, as well as link to any of the other podcast platforms you may like to use.
Let me know your thoughts about the show on my blog or on Facebook. Feel free to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (or your favorite podcasting platform), leave a review, and share it with others you think might benefit from it.
July 7, 2016
How can you embrace the gift of your life right now? What support do you need to let go of what holds you back from doing this fully? Feel free to share your thoughts, insights, or any questions you have below.
November 19, 2015
My wife Michelle read the bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and has transformed our house over the past few months. I’ve enjoyed and appreciated all that she has shared with me about the book, and especially all that she has done to de-clutter and tidy up. However, until this past weekend, I hadn’t really engaged in the process much myself. But, starting with my clothes and then moving onto my books, I had a transformational experience over the past few days going through everything and letting go of a LOT.
My understanding of the basic premise of the book and the process is to touch everything in your house and ask yourself the question, “Does this bring me joy?” If the answer is yes, keep it and put is back (in an organized way), but if the answer is no, thank it and let it go. While this is a fairly simple concept, it’s not all that easy.
In this video, I talk a bit about some of my challenges with letting go, as well as what we can do to let go of not just things, but thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs that may be holding us back…thus creating space for new things (as well as thoughts, behaviors, beliefs, and more) to emerge.
What are you willing to let go of? What support do you need to let go? Feel free to share your thoughts, insights, or any questions you have below.
October 29, 2015
I love this simple, yet powerful distinction. If we can take good care of ourselves on a basic, physical level, not only are we healthier, but we become more open, receptive, creative, and powerful.
How are you doing taking care of your animal? What makes this challenging for you? What works best for you? Feel free to share your thoughts, insights, or any questions you have below.
September 17, 2015
It has been humbling to come to this realization about myself in the past few years. However, it has also been incredibly liberating to see this pattern and to ask myself the question, “What would it be like to honor my real emotions and to live my life knowing that what I want and feel is just as important as anyone else?”
Honoring our emotions isn’t about being self absorbed, arrogant, or better than anyone – it’s really about being true to ourselves, honest with how we feel and what we want, and willing to engage in authentic conversations with other people – even, and especially, when we don’t feel or want the same things that they do.
So why can it be so challenging for us to honor our own emotions? Some of the primary reasons for this are:
Here are a few things you can do to enhance your capacity to honor your own emotions:
What do you do honor your emotions in a healthy way? What makes this challenging for you? Feel free to share your thoughts, insights, or any questions you have below.
September 3, 2015
In this video blog message, I talk about one of Wayne’s core teachings – how we can make the shift from ambition (focusing on our goals, achievements, status, possessions) to meaning (focusing on fulfillment, joy, purpose, and what and whom matter most to us).
This important lesson was the core theme of a film Wayne made a few years ago called “The Shift.” I’m filled with both sadness (for his death) and gratitude (for his life). He clearly didn’t die with his music still in him. Thank you Wayne!
Check out the video below and feel free to leave a comment below about it. And, if there are people in your life or your social networks whom you think would resonate with this message, you are welcome to share it with them.
August 20, 2015
In this video blog I talk about criticism and offer some thoughts, ideas, and tips for how we can handle it more effectively…as well as ways to not let the fear of being criticized stop us from putting ourselves out there, taking risks, and going for what we truly want.
Check out the video below and feel free to leave a comment on my blog about it. And, if there are people in your life or your social networks whom you think would resonate with this message, you’re welcome to share it with them.
I’m excited to share a new tool with you! I’ve recently partnered with Mind Power Technology, or MindPT, to bring you a brand-new visual version of my teachings. My session, which is called “Nothing Changes Until You Do,” can be viewed online or on the MindPT mobile app. As a gift to you, we’re giving it away for free…you can check it out here:
MindPT blew me away when I first learned about it. It’s a personal change tool that works on a conscious and subconscious level, yet requires nothing more than relaxing and watching a stunning visual presentation.
Through the integration of neuroscience and positive psychology, MindPT uses a precise blend of high quality, clinically studied techniques. Each element is proven to improve emotional and physical wellbeing, and leads to peak performance and greater happiness.
I like to think of it as a pocket “trainer” for your mind. Anytime you need an emotional boost, confidence, an attitude adjustment, direction, self-love, empowerment, inspiration or motivation… just pull out your phone and watch Nothing Changes Until You Do.
Feel better, and think better… in minutes!
When you watch it regularly, your automatic self-talk will change. That’s the brilliance of this approach.
We know that we can talk ourselves into – or out of – anything. It all depends on what’s going on inside, in our belief system! MindPT helps you upgrade your automatic self-talk to align it with your goals and your values. You will self-talk your way into greater happiness, enhanced health, more success, better relationships and the satisfaction of achieving your goals!
I encourage you to use MindPT for just 5-10 minutes every day. Use your “down” time to the max, and prepare to be blown away by the results.
I’m excited to share this with you. Check out my session, Nothing Changes Until You Do, for free:
I think you’re going to really enjoy it. And, I’m looking forward to hearing your results!
Also, make sure to go to the app store and download the free MindPT app for your wireless device so you can view my session on the go. Your email address and password will allow you to access my MindPT session for free (normally $47)…or you can simply use the code “MikeRobbins” to get free access to the session. Enjoy!
July 9, 2015
As we were rushing around to get out the door for our 4th of July weekend trip to the lake, I misplaced my iPhone and was forced to leave without it…for 4 days! What at first seemed like a curse, ended up being a blessing!
After the initial panic wore off, I actually felt free and liberated…and had lots of fun with Michelle, the girls, and our friends on the trip (probably more fun than I would have had if my phone was with me).
In this video I talk about this experience and the challenge that many of us face in today’s world with our seeming dependence on our phones and technology in general.
Check out the video below and feel free to leave a comment below about it. And, if there are people in your life or your social networks whom you think would resonate with this message, feel free to share it with them.