After three years of living his dream as a professional baseball pitcher, Mike Robbins had an arm injury that benched him for good. When this happened, everything changed. He had to figure out who he was without the identity of "baseball player"--a process fraught with emotional highs and lows--and he quickly realized that the self-criticism and self-doubt he was feeling are an epidemic in our culture. Too often we base our value on our external world--our jobs, appearance, or various other factors. Even the most successful people struggle with their relationship with themselves. In Nothing Changes Until You Do: A Guide to Self-Compassion and Getting Out of Your Own Way ($19.95), Mike looks at this delicate relationship and brings to light a new way to look at life, opening your eyes to your innate value.
These 40 inspiring essays boil down some of the most important lessons Mike has learned on his own personal journey. With themes spanning from the importance of trusting yourself to the benefits of vulnerability, this book shows you how to get out of your own way and make peace with yourself. With humor, authenticity, and ease, Mike illustrates that with a little self-compassion and a healthy dose of self-acceptance, anyone can turn away from the negatives that manifest because of critical self-perception. Making peace with yourself is fundamental to happiness and success. So join Mike, and learn to have more compassion, acceptance, and love for yourself--thus giving you access to more compassion, acceptance, and love for the people (and everything else) in your life.
Mike Robbins is the author of two previous books, Focus on the Good Stuff and Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken. He's a sought-after keynote speaker, seminar leader, and coach who speaks to groups of all kinds throughout the world. Some of his clients include Google, Wells Fargo, Twitter, Gap, Adobe, Chevron, Citibank, the US Department of Labor, Stanford University, the San Francisco Giants, and many others. Mike and his work have been featured in Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, as well as on ABC News and the Oprah radio network. He's a regular contriutor to the Huffington Post and his books have been translated into twelve different languages.
After three years of living his dream as a professional baseball pitcher, Mike Robbins had an arm injury that benched him for good, and when this happened, everything changed.