The date was July 11th, 2001. It was the day Michael O’Brien was struck head-on by a speeding SUV while out on a training bike ride. A former pharmaceutical industry executive, Michael is a coach to sales and marketing executives, TEDx speaker, best selling author, and cyclist. He shares his journey in his best-selling memoir, Shift: Creating Better Tomorrows and donates the proceeds to World Bicycle Relief.
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Please join me in welcoming Michael O’Brien.
In this episode we discuss:
- Who Michael was before his “Last Bad Day”, a life-altering bicycle accident in 2001.
- How his accident sparked his transition from being a ‘human doing’ to a ‘human being’.
- The mindset shifts that have occurred since Michael’s life took a pause.
- How his developing awareness forced him to pay attention, move toward acceptance, and into action.
- His belief that small steps with focus lead to bigger gains.
- Michael O’Brien on LinkedIn and Twitter.
- Michael’s Paceline Leadership Academy.
Books mentioned in this episode:
- “Shift: Creating Better Tomorrows: Winning at Work and in Life” by Michael O’Brien. All proceeds go to the World Bicycle Relief (learn more below).
- “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones” by James Clear.
- “Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey (TED Books)” by A.J. Jacobs
- Learn more about Zig Ziglar.
- Learn more about Viktor Frankl.
- Learn more about Michael’s peloton.
- Learn more about the World Bicycle Relief: Empowering change by giving people mobility.
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