Humans Outside
Humans Outside
May 21, 2020
34: How Spending Time Outside Makes You a Better Leader (Mike Erwin)
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When was the last time you were fired-up? We mean really fired-up?

Fired-up-ness is status quo living for Mike Erwin, founder and Executive Director of veteran service organization Team Red, White & Blue, which connects veterans with their communities. Mike is laser-focused building leaders and living a life focused on positivity, and he’s doing it through fitness, community service -- and heading outside. 

 

Catch Mike in this episode drilling down into how he’s seen heading into nature develop strong leaders, plus tips on keeping that leadership fire burning when the going gets tough.

 

Mentioned in the show:

 

Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB)

Team RWB Eagle logo

Team RWB ethos

Veterans

First Responders

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Addarondacks, New York

Lake of the Pines

University of Michigan

Positive psychology 

Army Special ForcesVA Hospital, Ann Arbor

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Rock climbing

CrossFit

Triathlon

Military transition

Kerri Walsh Jennings

Volleyball

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Rucking

Running

Runners high

Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)

Mental health 

Spending 20 minutes outside a day

Tommy Caldwell 

Estes Park, Colorado

Fort Polk, Louisiana 

The Village Arboretum, North Carolina

Pinehurst, North Carolina

Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude 

Instagram

Solitude vs. isolation

Snowshoeing

Lake Placid

Appalachian Trail

JFK 50 Miler

 

Favorite Gear: REI pants

Most Essential Gear: Cowboy boots or ruck

 

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