Imagine being 17 years old, surviving a very traumatic accident where you lost four of your teammates to death and not knowing where to turn. Hearing statements like u201cWhatu2019s wrong with you? You better figure it out quickly!u201d from people who held the next key to your advancement. Negative self-talk and dark thoughts slowly creeping in as you plow your way forward, trying to continue living out your childhood dream.
For our guest, Bob Wilkie, this was his reality. The former NHLer u2013 Best Selling Author of Sudden Death: The Incredible Saga of the 1986 Swift Current Broncos u2013 Mental Performance & Life Coach u2013 Elite Hockey Coach u2013 Award Winning Entrepreneur u2013 Motivational Speaker, opens up to give us a glimpse into his journey. Unmet expectations, trauma, striving for perfection, pressure from coaches and peers led Bob to anxiety, depression and eventual substance abuse. Bob shares what the light bulb moment was for him and the action steps he started taking to get out of the u201cdark hallwayu201d. He then decided to dedicate his lifeu2019s work to improving the mental wellness and performance in not only sports, but business and education as well.
You can find Bob and his amazing work at igotmind.ca.