HST149 – Bobby Herrera – The Gift of Struggle

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About Today’s Guest:

Bobby Herrera is the author of The Gift of Struggle, a book about leadership and the life-changing lessons we learn through our struggles. He is also the co-founder and president of Populus Group. With a passion for building strong culture and communities through trust and storytelling, his leadership style is about empowerment, connections, and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

Bobby grew up in a big family with parents who immigrated to America without much. While this is not an uncommon story, the leadership style and company culture that it inspired is. The belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed is at the core of Bobby’s philosophy in business and in life.

Everyone has struggles and business leaders are no exception. Bobby’s passion is helping others understand how their individual struggles can help them connect with their communities and inspire other is what will ultimately transform their leadership style.

Bobby is a proud Army veteran and currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three children.

In this Episode, you will learn:

  • Bobby’s book and background
  • The Bus Story – an event that changed Bobby’s life
  • The most important part of leadership: recognizing the potential in others
  • Overcoming the internal battle with ourselves
  • Asking for help is building trust
  • Participating in our own rescue by doing the smart thing
  • Sharing what drives you
  • Slowing down to figure out YOUR bus story
  • Deliberately seeing the unseen people
  • Trying the uncomfortability of kindness
  • About The Gift of Struggle
  • Helping just one person

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Bobby’s Website

Bobby’s Book:

Click here to get a three-chapter preview of the book


Connect with Bobby on Social Media:

LinkedIn

Twitter

Facebook


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