This week we talk to Robbie Vorhaus about following your heart
Robbie Vorhaus is widely recognized as one of the top three reputation and crisis experts and advisors in the world.
Robbie’s path is fascinating: On the outside, renowned crisis expert and communications strategist, Robbie Vorhaus’ life appeared ideal: a New York City Park Avenue apartment, a home in the Hamptons, two adoring children in world-class private schools, and a thriving PR agency representing world leaders, celebrities, sports stars, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies. Privately, though, his life was falling apart.
A marriage in trouble, jeopardized health, and financial pressures culminated on vacation when his family asked: “Dad, are you really happy?” Realizing he was in peril of losing everything he held dear, Robbie courageously followed the advice he had given clients for decades: Follow your heart. Choose to be happy. And consciously make everything better than you found it. The result: Vorhaus closed his agency, moved his family to their small Sag Harbor home, started a leadership and crisis consultancy, and began anew.
Now transformed, healthy, happy, and celebrating a marriage of more than 25 years, Robbie drew on his life’s work and experience to write a column for his local newspaper, The Sag Harbor Express, outlining a step-by-step plan for following your heart and being happy, which, after going viral, became the basis for his next seven years writing. His book is called One Less. One More. – Follow Your Heart. Be Happy. Change Slowly.
In This Interview, Robbie Vorhaus and I Discuss:
- The One You Feed parable
- The choice we face in every moment
- How if we feed our ego we are always alone, if we feed our heart we are always connected
- How you have to start now
- The math of One Less, One More
- Add one more good thing to your life each day and do one less thing negative thing
- Why we fail at major life transformation when we try to do too much at once
- The uniqueness of every human
- Doing less of what is no longer working for you
- Facing the fork in the road
- How there will always be resistance to our dreams
- Committing to being our own person
- Following our heart
- The process of becoming
- How much choice do we have in our mood?
- The power of curiosity
- The power of small changes
- The crying Zen Monk
- If you think you are enlightened spend a weekend with your family
- Dealing with the perception of others
- How we tend to judge people by their worst moments
- Not allowing others to define us
- Do we want to be dust or ash?
- How wealth and fame do not necessarily bring happiness
- Committing to being our own person and being authentic
- The interconnection of all beings
- Giving more than we take
- Being responsive versus being reactive.
Robbie Vorhaus Links