At one time or another most parents have told their kids: “Don’t just go along with the crowd. Think for yourself.” We value knowing what’s right for ourselves regardless of what other’s may think. Yet, where do these lessons of being your own person come from? They’re certainly not being learned in most classrooms or lunchrooms? Are we teaching them at home by modeling authenticity in our own lives so that our kids get the message? In this podcast I talk with Mike Robbins, author of Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken—Transform your Life with the Power of Authenticity (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2009). Mike’s book is an honest look at the profound changes you can initiate in your life and in your relationships (family and otherwise) when you give yourself permission to be who you are.
About Mike Robbins
Mike Robbins is an expert in teamwork, communication, and the power of appreciation and authenticity. He delivers keynote addresses, leads customized seminars, and works one-on-one in a way that empowers people and organizations to work together effectively and be more successful. In addition to Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken, Mike is the author of Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation <http://www.focusonthegoodstuff.com>. Prior to his speaking, writing, and coaching career, Mike played professional baseball for three seasons with the Kansas City Royals. He is also on the board of Challenge Day, a powerful youth organization that focuses on peace, healing, and personal development for teens. More info at: www.Mike-Robbins.com
UPDATE: Since this recording Mike has written a new book, Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation.
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