Oct 27, 2021
In this episode, I have the privilege of introducing you to my friend and fellow Evolutionary Business Council member, Rodney Flowers.
After a traumatic high school football injury, Rodney was paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Despite a challenging recovery process over 18 years to regain his ability to walk, Rodney is all about making a positive impact on the world.
Today, Rodney is an internationally respected speaker, thought leader, and 3-time bestselling author who helps others overcome life’s challenges to maximize success.
Rodney offers us nine incredible “fun nuggets” in our discussion
all about resilience, including the idea that “Playing the game,
however you play it, is a privilege.”
Here are the fun nuggets from the interview:
#1: Decide on what you want; then focus on it.
#2: Ignite the small accomplishments (chunk it down).
#3: The end game is not as important as the journey.
#4: Excitement itself is a celebration.
#5: Seek out life's challenges.
#6: Resistance is an invitation to expand ourselves.
#7: Resilience is about getting emotionally and spiritually fit.
#8: Adversity is something we all have in common.
#9: Playing the game, however you play it, is a privilege.
Robbie Samuels is an author, speaker, and business growth strategy coach recognized as a networking expert by Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc. He is also a virtual event design consultant and executive Zoom producer recognized as an industry expert in the field of digital event design by JDC Events.
Robbie is the author of "Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences" and "Small List, Big Results: Launch a Successful Offer No Matter the Size of Your Email List." He is a Harvard Business Review contributor.
His clients include thought leaders, entrepreneurial women, associations, national, and statewide advocacy organizations, women’s leadership summits, including Feeding America, California WIC Association, and AmeriCorps.
Robbie is the host of the On the Schmooze podcast and #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hours.
What’s fun for Robbie:
Talk about virtual events and business growth strategies! I know, I know, I need a hobby. I plan to garden next year (last year was my first time gardening in 30 years) and I like to puzzle, bike, and Scrabble.
www.RobbieSamuels.com/kathryn - download The Big Results Toolkit, which has several resources to help you implement the strategies in "Small List, Big Results: Launch a Successful Offer No Matter the Size of Your Email List."
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