Today on Mastering Midlife:
● How a terrifying experience told Mike he needed to change course
● You created this, that’s pretty powerful, what do you want to create next?
● How he used Hip-hop to help “at risk youth” find their authentic selves
● Every stage is an opportunity to take the lessons of the past chapter to create the next chapter.
● Everyone is naturally creative, resourceful, and whole.
● Steps to reinvention
○ My eyes are not a receptor, they are a projector
○ Take responsibility that I had a hand in creating this situation
○ What do I want now?
○ What tools, shifts and mindsets do I need to get there?
If you are anything like me, you have lived several lives and had several “selves.” Like Madonna, we reinvent ourselves over and over, as life brings new challenges and opportunities. Today, Mike Rosenfeld, who’s journey from gang member to marketing executive (with a slight detour towards becoming a Rabbi), and now performance coach takes us on just such a journey. Along the way we talk spirituality, breathwork, and making an impact. Mike brings a unique blend of grit, reality, and bit of “new-age,” to a totally transformational conversation. When you have been to hell and back, you have something to say!
“I am where I am because of the systems I’ve been using.” – Mike Rosenfeld
Mike Rosenfeld is a Peak Performance Coach, motivational speaker, strategist, and Breathwork Therapist. He works with high-performance athletes, celebrities, CEOs, and corporations, providing them with effective tools and strategies essential to achieve success. His unique and practical 5-step “PLAY BIG. NEVER SETTLE” program helps people create extraordinary results in all areas of life.
As a result of Mike’s early challenges, he founded Youth Expressions (YE), not for profit charitable organization, in December 1999, with a mission to inspire at-risk youth through hip-hop, spoken word, dance, and sports to develop self-assured, focused, productive, and skilled adults. Currently, Mike dedicates his pro-bono time to mentoring graduates of the YE Program as well as students of the Cliff and Eda Viner Community and Scholars Foundation.
Mike has been a featured guest on the Oprah Winfrey radio show where he was interviewed by Maya Angelou; he has appeared on: Lifetime Network’s The Balance Act, ABC and CBS. Most recently he was nominated for the “Men with Caring Hearts” award from the Florence Fuller Foundation. He has been honored by Miami’s Sustainatopia as a “Revolutionary Change Maker,” an award given to young social-entrepreneurs working to create a positive impact locally and globally. Mike was chosen by 50in52.com to represent the South Florida area in a nationwide search for problem-solvers and idea-generators who are moving America forward. He is also one of the recipients of the Spiritual Entrepreneurs Visionary Awards for his exemplary service to humanity.
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