Dr. Rob Bell joins us on this week’s episode of the podcast. Rob is a mental coach that works with athletes in the sports arena and individuals in the corporate space. Rob has written six books on mental toughness. He is also an ultra-marathon runner and this year he is running a 100-mile race. He will talk about spirituality, what makes him emotionally and mentally strong and why physical fitness is such a priority for him.
In this episode, we discuss what life was like for him as a kid (4:20), what it felt like to be arrested (6:50), the things that changed his life (9:00), embarrassment and rock bottom (12:20), what he loved about sports when he was little (14:50), how he thinks about success (17:20), when sports psychology came into his life (18:20), how it felt when he stopped playing baseball (19:40), his religious framework (23:10), giving yourself grace (27:30), what it was like starting a sports psychology practice (31:10), what it is like teaching (33:10), why he doesn’t voluntarily share his story (35:00), what he does to make sure he’s emotionally where he needs to be (36:10), why he got into running (37:20), the frameworks he uses when working with athletes (42:00), how he thinks about mental toughness (44:30), his mindset in the different areas of his life (45:10), what caused him to go down the road of sobriety (47:20), his habits (48:00), and why he does ultra-marathons (50:40)
Thank you to Rob for coming on the podcast. We encourage you to check out his website https://drrobbell.com/ and he is @drrobbell on all social media. His next book coming out is called “Puke and Rally” which is not about the setback but about the comeback.
Thanks for listening.