By: Brad Wilson

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Today’s guest on the show is Bob Babinski (Online, he lives at: BobBabinski.ca).

Bob’s a broadcast performance trainer and former producer and manager of content for CityTv in Montreal Canada. In Spring 2013 Bob led the launch of weekly sports show Montreal Connected and then the flagship Breakfast Television show in August of that same year.

He’s also a documentary director and field producer.

Basically imagine you’re a high level athlete who wants to transition to life behind the camera … Bob would be your Jedi master.

**CLICK HERE if you’d like to see Bob’s 3 hour wake-up process while traveling for business.

“Feedback is going to be useful if you can interpret it a clinical way, not an emotional way.” Bob Babinski

I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to connect with Bob. He’s extremely generous with his time and energy and very thoughtful with his words.

Frankly, this is a conversation that I keep coming back to in my mind.

The more I peel back the layers of Bob’s words, the more depth and wisdom I discover. It’s really an incredible thing.

In our conversation we discuss:

  • How feedback is useful only when you interpret in a clinical way.
  • The burden misplaced words can cause on the people we love.
  • How to remove self limiting expectations put on you by others.
  • How to take a leap of faith.
  • Happy Failures.
  • Opting to levers of control.
  • And much, much more.

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Show Notes:

0:00 –  World Cup Soccer

2:40 – Can you tell us in what area you consider yourself an expert and what do you do?

3:35 – Do you find that people have more potential than they think they do or do you think they know they have the potential and just don’t know how to tap into it?

6:00 – “The Four Agreements” … making agreements about yourself and then never going back and testing it.

7:00 – Being impeccable with your word and taking care of what you say and how you say it.

8:55 – The second agreement: Don’t take anything personally.

11:22 – When you were 21 years old you decided to ditch your degree in economics to work at a small radio station for very little money. Could you tell me why you made that decision?

15:16 – You met your wife because of that decision to be on radio, could you tell me about that?

17:58 – In 1991 you made another dramatic lifestyle change and left radio. Could you tell me number one the reason and number 2 why you wanted to pursue it?

21:20 – When you think about that trip around the world, what’s the first location that comes to mind?

23:30 – In Melbourne, Australia getting ready to go to Hong Kong … a medical emergency.

26:15 – You brought me an interview with Daniel Gottlieb on NPR before we did this interview.

When Dan was a young man he was driving down the New Jersey turnpike and a tire that had fallen off of another car crashed through his windshield and broke his neck.

Firstly, are there any other big black things that fell from the sky that have affected your perspective?

29:40 – What actions do you regularly take that allow your soul to breath?

32:25 – Don’t self limit with the expectations of what you think you’re supposed to be in this role.

33:15 – Removing expectations set on you by other people so that you can do more of what moves you.

35:21 – One of your mantras in life is “take a leap of faith” or as Daniel Gottlieb says “Live with death on your shoulder”.

39:44 – What’s a tragic thing that you regularly see in your life that you wish you could change?

41:46 – What’s your wisdom to people who come to you and feel trapped at a job that doesn’t offer them any fulfillment?

Maybe there’s someone in the audience that wants to take a leap of faith in their own life, what wisdom would you give them and how would they minimize their risk?

45:21 – One thing that is important to you and has served you well throughout your career is an ability to have happy failures.

Could you tell me how people can learn to fail in a positive way?

51:30 (Bob to Brad) – You mentioned poker by the way. I recently read an article about “Playing with a free mind and an unburdened heart” – Jenn Botterall (former ice hockey player)

When your playing cards as a professional poker player, does that quote ring a bell for you?

54:34 (Bob to Brad) – When you play poker, in order to be the winner somebody (or several people) has got to lose. The more effective you are, the more you feel like you’re going to crush your opponent.

I’m curious to know how you’ve dealt with the notion to do what you gotta do to win, somebody has to suffer to lose?

1:00:07 – You don’t learn to ride your bicycle until you’ve fallen off a couple of times.

1:01:40 – On the mental game side of things, what’s something you see people focus too much time and attention on that doesn’t give them much in the way of results?

1:02:39 – Have you ever strongly believed something only to reverse course later on and, if so, what led to that change of belief?

1:09:11 – What’s a book that you re-read every few years and why?

1:13:36 – What’s something that you’re working on in your life that matters a great deal to you (Or allows your soul to breath)?

1:16:10 – If you could break through and help everybody learn one truth about the world, what would it be?

1:17:35 – Where can people find you on the interwebs?

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