Work From The Inside Out Podcast - Hitting the Pause Button – Michael O’Brien

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.

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.


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