Creative Artist Spotlight on Rob White

by Kim on August 15, 2010

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If you want to find important answers to questions regarding your life, it begins by reflecting within. Sounds simple enough, but sometimes you may not know how to go about finding the answers when you’re feeling lost, overwhelmed or stressed. To gain clarity and to move forward it helps when you have guidance. Rob White takes you on a journey of self-discovery in his book entitled 180 Climbing the Two Ladders to Inner Strength and Outer Freedom.

180 is filled with anecdotes, tips, and strategies to help you find your way to effect positive changes in your life. Rob promises to challenge your limiting beliefs through declaring your purpose, affirming your intentions, and implementing action steps. 180 is a practical guide to inner growth that is worthy of referencing and implementing daily.

I’m honored Rob has decided to share part of his journey here. Enjoy a look at Rob White, the creator and author of 180 Climbing the Two Ladders to Inner Strength and Outer Freedom.

Kim: Please tell our readers a little about yourself…

Rob: Who am I?  I am a spiritual being having an extraordinary human experience for a short time – just like you. I began my adult life journey as a schoolteacher.  After 17 years, and a few promotions in the school system, I decided to leave the teaching profession and create a new epoch in my life.  I wanted to fulfill my dream of being financially independent, traveling the world, and owning beach homes on the East coast and West coast of the USA, and understanding more about the nature of being a human being.

During my two-decade journey from schoolteacher to financially independent book author, I not only understand more of the nature of being human, but also experience more in incredible ways.  I kept a personal record of my experiences and reflections, many of which were spiritual (though invisible, the spiritual ones are remarkably self-enhancing).  I also wrote down the insights and life-lessons that I’d gleaned from my failures and successes in all of my endeavors, in all walks of life.

I own real estate property in Massachusetts, Florida and California, and I travel to these destinations when my spirit calls – each location offers new and refreshing realities for me.

In the financial domain – I am a successful real estate developer who has built homes on both coasts.  I’ve been a partner of several successful restaurants, and played a prominent role in bringing these restaurants to fame and success.

I love to say that the best things in life are invisible (like self-trust, harmonious relationships, an open-minded attitude and compassion).  However, if material gain is a measure of worldly success — then I humbly agree that I own four homes, all on the water.   Two of the homes are on the ocean, one is on a lake, and the other is on a pond in the middle of a prominent city.   Water reminds me of flow – which is what is eternally available.

I share my success-secrets in my book 180 and in my seminars.

“There are clear differences between folks who achieve extraordinary results in their lives (mentally, emotionally, spiritually and psychically), and folks who don’t.  The difference is that those who do — know how to elevate their circumstances to match their aspirations and aims.  Those who don’t  — lower their aspirations to match their circumstances.  It is all a matter of interacting with the eternal Forces of Cosmic Creation.”  – Rob White

Kim: When did you realize that you wanted to pursue your creative talent as a writer in the realm of personal growth and development?

Rob: When I was teaching school, I realized that every student had unrealized potential buried deep beneath their conscious patterns of responding to life.  I asked myself, “Is it possible that our potential as human beings is infinite?”  I began logging my findings, and the rest is history.

Kim: Please share with us how your book 180 came to be…

Rob: The book is a result of examining my own pains and disappointments, and asking myself – ‘Is this all there is to me, or is there so much more to me that it would floor me (if I knew)? Seek, sincerely wanting to receive the answers – and the answers shall come to thee.  I never stopped seeking answers and I never stopped logging my reflections; hence the book.

Kim: What has been one of your biggest obstacles to success?

Rob: My feelings of inadequacy, inferiority, and unworthiness have been my biggest obstacles.  It takes rigorous honesty to look directly at oneself and notice these negative qualities (we all have them to some greater or lesser extent).  The bad new is good news – when we recognize the problem, we can do something about it.  If it is to be – it is up to thee!

Kim: Everyone experiences peaks and valleys.  Please share with our readers how you overcome challenges?

Rob: I remind myself daily – “challenges are reality’s way of prodding me to dig deeper and access more of my infinite resource of unrealized potential.  How am I to experience more of my unlimitedness if life does not test me?”

Kim: What advice do you have for people just starting out on their journey to pursuing their dreams?

Rob: You are infinitely unique in your style and approach to life.  Turn deep within and seek to allow the expression of your ‘natural quickening’.  Trust in your authentic nature (which is always speaking to you intuitively), and your life-journey will be an extraordinary experience.

Kim: Do you have a positive experience with a Coach, Mentor or Instructor that illustrates the importance of having guidance and support that you can share?

Rob: I have had the most extraordinary experience with myself (my Authentic-Self), who has always been there for me with the right and perfect guidance.  My job is simply to turn deep within (away from the advice offered by the world), and ask to see things rightly.

I have been in the company of several human beings with an elevated consciousness (a consciousness that is above the fight / flight pattern of world thinking).  These folks have offered marvelous examples of struggle-free behavior.

Kim: What’s up next for you?

Rob: I am eagerly anticipating my new epoch in life as a best-selling book author.  It is a lot of fun and it puts me in service to the human community.  It is very rewarding to be able to give back the wisdom and truths that I have gleaned from being fully alive.

Kim: I encourage you to subscribe to Rob’s blog.  Here, you can sign up to receive a free e-book edition of 180. Rob’s reader testimonials are phenomenal and you can check out his new feature: The 180 Day-by-Day Blog, where a reader is guided through each day of the 180 program.

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Ben August 15, 2010 at 11:47 pm

This was a great read Kim. I’ve got to know Rob a bit through his insightful comments on my blog but reading his answers here has given me a much better understanding of the man behind the avatar.

Rob is an extraordinary spirit who’s approach to challenges and self reflection is inspiring.

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Kim August 16, 2010 at 8:13 am

Thanks Ben. I feel the same.

All of our life experiences contribute to who we are today and I love the way Rob’s life has manifested inspiration in his work that he now shares with us through comments, posts, and books.

@Rob – Thank you again for sharing your wisdom here. The positive ripple effect that you’ve created is almost tangible. I’m honored to know you 🙂

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ayo August 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm

hello kim/rob,
how are you?
it was an interesting read and it’s great to know more about robs journey through life from humble beginnings.it’s also motivating to read the results achieved just by following the path of authenticity.
Take care of yourself and enjoy the rest of the day

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Kim August 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm

You’re an angel Ayo. Cheers to following our hearts!

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Jean August 18, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Thank you so much for hosting the other night Kim. It was nice to change things up and talk about different ways of approaching our growth.

I like the way Rob gives us something new to work on daily.

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Kim August 18, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Hi Jean,

Be sure to check out Rob’s site. He provides lots to ponder and implement — great things to chat about at our next gathering 😉 Thanks for stopping by.

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Keith Davis September 5, 2010 at 2:07 am

Hi Kim
I’m a regular visitor to Rob’s website so I found this interview particularly interesting.
Rob’s site is a one off – great content and lots of super little drawings, which I understand he does himself. I think that he mentioned in one article that he is also a musician – don’t you just hate talented people! LOL

Good interview and Rob certainly opened up “My feelings of inadequacy, inferiority” helps the rest of us realise that it’s not just us who experience those feelings.

Thanks to both you and Rob for a super post.
Keith Davis´s last blog post ..Two way traffic

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