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There's No Crying in Baseball... or is there? with Mike Robbins

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To join the community and be part of the conversation: Behind The Mask-ulinity Private Facebook Group To connect with me directly: E-Mail Me: or Instagram Me Have you ever cried over a girlfriend or some other relationship you've been in? If so, you've probably had someone call you soft, weak, beta male, a girl, feminine, a p***y, or some other form of emasculating term. Have you ever seen a male athlete cry after winning the World Series, the Super Bowl, a gold medal? What do they say about him? He's passionate, he's dedicated, he cares, he let it all out, he gave it his all, and other words of praise. So which is it? Is crying weak or is it strong? I'm not advocating for a world full of cry babies that just cry about anything instead of using other productive ways to deal with emotions, but give us some direction here. Join me as I sit down with former professional baseball player Mike Robbins as we dive into his story from the little league fields of Oakland, to the prestigious confines of Stanford University, to his journey as a professional with the Kansas City Royals, to his premature retirement because of injuries--and all the emotions he encountered in between. Mike used those injuries, struggles and emotions to become the man he is today: a leading expert in teamwork, leadership and emotional intelligence, delivering keynotes and seminars around the world that empower people, leaders, and teams to engage in their work, collaborate and perform at their best. His clients include Google, Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Labor, Harvard University, Coca-Cola, the NBA, MLB, and many others. His work has been featured in New York Times, Harvard Business Review, NPR, ABC News and Forbes. He is the author of 5 books, including his brand new title "We're All In This Together: Creating A Team Culture Of High Performance, Trust And Belonging". You can find it here