Loss and grief are inevitable parts of life. Both personally and professionally, we face a lot of loss and grief that we have a hard time dealing with. However, even though they can be scary and painful to talk about, and we mostly tend to live in denial about them, it’s essential for us to grapple with these powerful emotions. I share some of my thoughts around loss and grief, and some of my own personal losses of loved ones and people close to me, as well as why it is so important for us to address these emotions. Ultimately, these are very common and universal experiences that everyone experiences, and we need to be more open, real and honest about them.
[2:07] Loss and grief are part of life, but parts that aren’t often talked about or acknowledged.
[3:05] Kobe Bryant recently died in a tragic accident. His death affected Mike more than he expected, and he explores why that might be.
[8:51] Like everyone else, Mike has experienced the loss of loved ones and people close to him, and as much as it is uncomfortable or difficult to think about, it is important.
[12:14] Being more aware of death on a daily basis would dramatically change how we live our lives.
[15:01] Thinking about and grappling with our own mortality and the moralities of everyone around us can shape our interactions with the people who matter the most.
[18:19] There are loss and grief that happen every day in our lives that we have a hard time dealing with.
[23:18] We have to learn to lose in life, and learn to grapple with and embrace the emotions that accompany that loss.
[29:25] Grief, loss, and disappointment are some of the most common and universal life experiences.
“Learning to embrace loss and grief is essential to our growth, development, healing, and success in life.” — @mikedrobbinsClick to tweet