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Mike Robbins

Performance for Life

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

On this week's episode of my podcast, Bring Your Whole Self to Work, I spoke with my friend Eric Severson. Eric has been working and studying the fiel...

The Whole Self Is Everything with Chip Conley

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

This is the very first episode of my new podcast, Bring Your Whole Self to Work. I really wanted to do something special for this first show and was s...

3 Secrets for Increasing Your Happiness

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

It's unrealistic to expect that you can create a life that is 100% happy moments. Chasing a problem-free life actually makes you unhappy because every bump in the road is viewed as evidence of failure. A better goal is to increase your happiness by 20%. Here are three ways to do it:

The Power of Letting Go

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

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.

Take Care of Your Animal

Mike Robbins | Posted 10.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

This video blog post is inspired by an interview with Elizabeth Gilbert and my friend Jonathan Fields on his podcast The Good Life Project. Elizabeth...

Remember How Strong You Are

Mike Robbins | Posted 05.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

When we remember how strong we are, not only can it help us as we face challenges or adversity in the moment, it can give us much needed confidence and faith that we actually have what it takes to navigate this crazy and beautiful thing called life.

Be Careful of Monday Morning Quarterbacking

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

What we often fail to see is that it is easy to second guess someone else (or ourselves) when failure happens. For example, if Russell Wilson had completed that pass, many people would have thought Pete Carroll and his offensive coordinator were geniuses.

Culture and Chemistry Matter

Mike Robbins | Posted 12.30.2014 | Sports
Mike Robbins

Even if you didn't and you don't know or care that much about baseball or sports, there are a number of things that made this World Series remarkable and also some important things we can learn from it that go way beyond baseball and sports in general.

Think Big

Mike Robbins | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I've had a number of experiences in the past few months which have both inspired me and challenged me to think big (and also to look at the ways in which I don't).

Are You Addicted to Your Device?

Mike Robbins | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

This past weekend, while we were away for the 4th of July holiday, I had a profound realization of how addicted I've become to my iPhone. While I love...

If You're Trying To Prove It, You Don't Believe It

Mike Robbins | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

My counselor Eleanor recently said to me, "Mike, if you're trying to prove something, it means you don't actually believe it yet." Her words hit me right between the eyes, as they often do.

Remember How Precious Life Is

Mike Robbins | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Mike Robbins

I was deeply saddened to learn about the recent death of Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn.  Tony was a star for the San Diego Padres in the 19...

Swing Hard (Just in Case You Hit It)

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

In July of 1992, the summer between my senior year in high school and my freshman year at Stanford, I got invited to play in the U.S. Junior National ...

Testing is Not Trusting

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

In a session I had with my counselor Eleanor last week she said to me, "Testing is not trusting." I realized in talking to her that much of what I've ...

Life's Easy... It's Dealing With Ourselves That's Hard

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Ownership is about taking full responsibility for our lives and for what shows up around us. We always have a choice about how we relate to what's going on and how we interpret the things happening around us and even within us.

Injured Baseball Player: Losing My Career Was 'One Of The Greatest Things That Happened To Me'

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.08.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Mike Robbins was a baseball star. After turning down a draft option from the New York Yankees right out of high school, he attended Stanford, pitched ...

Watch More Sunsets

Mike Robbins | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

A few weeks ago I led a weekend workshop at Esalen. It was wonderful! On Saturday evening after our dinner break, one of the workshop participants sug...

You Are Enough

Mike Robbins | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

In this week's video blog, I explore three questions and how we can let go of our thoughts and feelings of not getting enough, being good enough, or doing enough... ultimately remembering that we are enough just as we are right now!

Appreciate Your Age

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.09.2014 | Good News
Mike Robbins

Because of my 40th birthday, I've been thinking a lot about this milestone and also reflecting on age in general.  40 seems like a pretty big and important number, although it doesn't feel how I thought it would feel.

3 Ways To Tell If You're On The 'Right Track'

Mike Robbins | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

When we let go of our judgment about where we are and where we think we "should" be, we're able to appreciate our lives, the people around us, and ourselves in a genuine way.

Are You Living on Purpose?

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Living our Purpose and living on purpose are not easy, and in many cases not even authentically encouraged by those around us.

On Letting Go: 'Nothing Changes Until You Do'

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

As the saying goes, "The roots create the fruits." This means that it's our job to focus on our own growth, development, and internal transformation -- and in so doing, we put ourselves in the best possible position to create the kind of change we truly want.

A Positive Take On Making Mistakes

Mike Robbins | Posted 01.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While mistakes aren't a huge issue in my life, I actually spend and waste a lot of time worrying about making mistakes, and also find myself being unnecessarily critical of those around me when they make mistakes (both overtly and covertly).

Creature Of Habit? How To Better Embrace Change

Mike Robbins | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

How do you feel about change?  If you're anything like me, you probably have mixed feelings about it.  While it often depends on our perception of the type of change -- big or small, good or bad, needed or unnecessary, easy or hard, etc. - most of us seek and fear change simultaneously.

Stop 'Should-ing' On Yourself

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

When we stop "should-ing" on ourselves, we're less motivated by guilt, fear, and shame and can choose to be inspired by authentic desire, commitment, and freedom.