Mike Robbins Appreciation and Authenticity

Mike Robbins Appreciation and Authenticity


Recognition is appreciation based on results. To be recognized, you must work hard, perform better, and realize the best results to attain this outcome. But, what about when you have not had the best day and are still in need of appreciation? In his inspirational talk, Mike Robbins gives examples from his time as a pitcher in the MLB when a little appreciation could have gone a long way. Robbins conveys the need to be appreciated through his personal stories of public and personal embarrassment.

Not only using his experiences, Robbins cites noteworthy thinkers like Mother Theresa and others, all who underscore the need to be authentic, show appreciation, and allow people to do the same for you. Through careful storytelling that has crowds laughing and reflecting on their lives, Robbins’ talk cuts right to core of his emotional and motivational ethos.

Mike Robbins was a rising star in the baseball world in college, pitching at Stanford University after having turned down an offer from the New York Yankees. After an injury ended his career early, Robbins turned his misfortune into three highly successful memoirs, a business consulting firm, a respected speaking career.

For more on Mike Robbins’ life as a baseball star, business strategy, and speaking topics, see his speaker profile page.

Author, Speaker, Baseball Star, Business Consultant

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Author of Focus on the Good Stuff, Be Yourself Everyone Else is Already Taken, and his latest, Nothing Changes Until You Do. He’s an expert in teamwork, emotional intelligence, and the powers of appreciation and authenticity. Prior to his speaking and writing career, Mike was drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school, but turned them down and chose to play baseball at Stanford University where he pitched in the College World Series. After college, Mike was drafted by the Kansas City Royals. He played three seasons in the Royals organization before arm injuries ended his playing career while he was still in the minor leagues.