Caleb Campbell is a former NFL athlete, West Point graduate & Army veteran, and mental health, emotional wellness, leadership, and resiliency keynote speaker.
Caleb sits down with Ruben to talk about how to build a life you’re proud of through “divine ambushes” and not lose yourself in the process. He also speaks on how he adopted the performance-driven, “I’ll show you” mentality as a kid and how it led to his fame and success, but also a painful internal war fueled by substance abuse and self-betrayal.
“I don’t know if we’re so much afraid to go do our inner work because we’re afraid of what we might find in the nooks and crevices of our heart, but we’re afraid of what we might not find… and I think that’s my creative experience.” – Caleb Campbell
Shedding light on the five transformational years that enabled him to heal, embrace vulnerability, and make positive change in his life, he highlights the idea that you can’t step into a new life without first experiencing death.
The world would be a better place if people didn’t feel trapped in their lives. We’ll never live the most happy, fulfilled lives we can be proud of when our days are filled with self-betrayal. Caleb emphasizes that you’re meant to be courageous and step into uncertainty because it’s in that place of not knowing that the stuff you need to heal and change will surface.
Plus, since they’re both fathers, Caleb and Ruben talk about the fundamentals of love-based parenting.
"My entire life has been learning how to, obviously balancing the head and the heart, but has been reconnecting to this intuitive knowing that’s been here all along and learning how to abide in that knowing and live from that space. And I feel like my life has transformed in the most unimaginable ways as I’ve learned how to connect to that knowing and live from that place.” – Caleb Campbell
About the Guest: Caleb Campbell is a former NFL athlete, West Point graduate & Army veteran, and now a mental health, emotional wellness, leadership, and resiliency keynote speaker. Through a series of unexpected events, he found himself walking away from the only life he’s ever known, packing his bags, and moving to Canada where he would work as a janitor of an organization in exchange for therapy and begin the process of learning the emotional tools and skills that he needed to perform at his best and live a healthier and happier life.
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