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Childhood traumas can leave deep emotional scars and can have a significant effect on an individual’s life. Traumatic experiences such as physical, emotional, or verbal abuse can take an immense toll on our mental health. While this can manifest in a range of mental health issues, it can have a profound effect on an individual’s ability to achieve success. This could manifest in low self-esteem, poor motivation, difficulty with focus and concentration, trouble forming relationships, and difficulty in forming meaningful life goals.

In this episode, Daniel has the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Robb Kelly, a renowned recovery specialist focusing on trauma and addiction. Dr. Robb also outlines the practical steps we can take to manage our trauma and use it as a source of strength. He also details the importance of understanding and developing community support during our healing journey. In doing so, he emphasizes 

Listen in as Daniel and Dr. Kelly discuss the harrowing effects of childhood trauma and the ways in which we can begin to heal these wounds. They also talk about the implications of childhood trauma on our healing and level of success, the importance of believing we are worthy, the power of telling ourself “I love you”, 4 biochemicals to boost our day, and how we can create a stimulating environment that encourages self-actualization and growth.

“You are what your thoughts have you on." —Dr. Rob Kelly

Episode Highlights
  • 02:36 Childhood Trauma and Success
  • 11:35 You Are Worthy
  • 18:37 You Are Born a Leader
  • 23:08 The Power of “I Love You”
  • 30:24 Touch the Vision
  • 36:02 Grow Your Capacity
  • 43:00 You Are Your Thoughts


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Dr. Robb Kelly, PhD is a sought-after recovery expert who believes in treating the causes of addiction and not the symptoms. Dr. Kelly has appeared on such shows as The Doctors, Eye Opener, Good Morning Texas, and Kens5 morning news.  A frequent contributor to radio and print interviews including The Jim Bohannon show, Miracles in Recovery, USA Today, and participated in McLean Hospital’s (Harvard Medical School) study on the stigma associated with mental illness. Dr. Kelly hosted the Sober Celebs show on KLIF radio in Dallas, and currently hosts the Breaking Through Addiction podcast featuring special guests discussing a variety of mental health issues. 

Dr. Kelly created Let’s Get Back to 98% Recovery DVDs used in prisons and recovery treatment centers throughout the US. He has lectured on addiction and trauma at high-profile universities, national conferences, treatment facilities, public schools, churches, business organizations and hospitals. Dr Kelly is currently the CEO of the Robb Kelly Recovery Group, an addiction and mental illness recovery coaching company he created based on extensive research and behavior studies that he conducted over the past 20 years. Dr. Kelly shares his personal highs and lows as he struggled and overcame crippling alcoholism in the November 2019 release of the book Daddy, Daddy Please Stop Drinking.   


09:00 “If you want to travel first class, get that first class mindset.” —Dr. Rob Kelly

09:10 “Show me your friends, I’ll show you your future.” —Dr. Robb Kelly

21:01 “You have the capability and capacity to take it to the next level, to lead people into greatness because everybody is born a leader.” —Dr. Robb Kelly

33:03 “Sometimes, to gain that belief that you can obtain a goal or dream, you have to go out there and touch it and get comfortable with those bigger numbers.” —Daniel Gomez

35:15 “What you visualize, you can hold.” —Dr. Robb Kelly

37:44 “When somebody else believes; when you share a dream together, it becomes easier.” —Dr. Robb Kelly

40:25 “We’re living the dream. We’re not dreaming anymore.” —Dr. Robb Kelly

43:00 “You are what your thoughts have you on.” —Dr. Rob Kelly