Todd Vernon Stottlemyre is an entrepreneur, business coach, author, and Major League Baseball player. During his youth, Todd watched his father, Mel Stottlemyre, pitch for the New York Yankees. Todd and his brothers grew up watching their father’s games, going to practices, and helping out with the team. Todd quickly fell in love with the game and went on to play 15 seasons of Major League Baseball as a pitcher. Stottlemyre played for the Toronto Blue Jays and was the starting pitcher for two world championships in 1992-1993. After Todd retired from baseball in 2002, he developed a passion for the stock market and co-founded a hedge fund in 2010. Since 2010, Todd has been co-running this business, writing books, and telling his story to listeners around the world.
Managing Your Thoughts and Emotions
Today, Todd is a husband, father, and self-made business and life coach who learned how to turn guilt into joy by one simple action – letting go. He shares valuable life lessons as well as emotionally captivating stories that demonstrate how he took control of his emotions and began living his life more intentionally.
Guilt can lead to the emotional baggage that is carried with us every day if we don’t learn to let it go. That guilt can drain the joy from our lives and bring us to dark places. Recognizing this guilt and letting go of your baggage can help you start the healing process with not only yourself but your relationships with others as well.
Todd recalls the guilt he carried with him for 12 years of his life and how he hated the man he saw in the mirror. Through a family loss, emotional baggage, his journey to fame, and the life-changing words of Harvey Dorfman, Todd was able to abolish the guilt he carried with him and live a more intentional, thoughtful life.
What You’ll Learn:
Pursuing a Passion – Todd’s Dream Turns Into Reality
Todd introduces himself and talks about how his childhood led him to become a Major Leaguer and life coach.
Todd talks about how people’s opinions get in the way of other people’s dreams and it can ruin them. Todd and his brothers chose not to listen when people were constantly telling them that they would never be like their father.
Todd explains how we are born into the world of impossible, so why stop there? You have a whole life to live and you were born for greatness.
OWN your dream. Don’t let someone else tell you what your dream is.
Todd talks about winning a second world championship with the Toronto Blue Jays. Todd looks like he is living the dream on the outside, but hates the guy staring back at him. He tells the story of his brother dying at 11 years old from Leukemia and how it affected his guilt for 12 years.
Turning Guilt Into Joy
Todd reached out to Harvey Dorfman, an American Mental Skills coach, for an hour meeting that turned into twelve. The two talked about Todd’s emotional baggage that was taking away from Stottlemyre’s happiness.
Stottlemyre mentions his book, “The Observer,” and the inspiration behind it.
Todd talks about how men become their pain if they bottle it up and never let it out. Yesterday’s emotional baggage becomes today’s emotional baggage if we carry it with us everyday.
Todd recalls focusing on things he couldn’t control and how it stole his joy.
Making the Most Out of Your Relationships
Todd emphasizes building wealth around God and your family. The path to true wealth is building upon your faith and relationships with your family, children, and others.
Todd’s rule for building relationships with others: Don’t expect things from other people, just appreciate them.
Emotion is the driver of all action.
“The Observer” book overview. Todd recalls the purpose of the book and why it was written the way it was.
1:06: 13 – New experiences are a valuable force because we have no know-how in the new experience, which teaches us valuable lessons
COVID brought new perspectives on family, politics, race, and work.
Do things with your family that you’ve never done before and experience new things. This builds upon your relationship with your family.
Experiencing a loss can be difficult. However, learning to let go and heal can allow our hearts to open up to new possibilities and feel their presence in our lives.
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