E157 – Turning Setbacks into Rocket Fuel: How Low Points Can Lead to Opportunities | with Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco

Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco is on a mission to build people; that’s why he created People Building, Inc. and the What Are You Made of Movement. C-Roc is a performance coach, author, public speaker, and a visionary and thought leader – so you may be surprised to hear that he came from a difficult background. He’s learned setbacks can be used as the fuel that propels you forward in life, and now he’s sharing how.


Don’t let setbacks keep you from moving forward – turn them into rocket fuel! In this episode, C-Roc explains not only how he achieved this in his own life, but also how the concept can be applied to anyone, no matter what they’re experiencing.

C-Roc has tons of helpful tips for continually moving forward no matter what life throws at you. When you listen to our conversation, you’ll learn how to turn toxic situations into something fruitful, why it’s so important to have a clear image of the life you want, and how to make decisions and take opportunities that will get you there.

In this episode:

  • [2:01] C-Roc shares how he made his way from a broken home to the incredible life and career he’s built.
  • [5:53] C-Roc introduces his concept of turning the negative aspects of your life into rocket fuel that moves you forward.
  • [9:59] Mike says the first step to turning your setbacks into rocket fuel is to take care of yourself and to get clear about the ideal life you want.
  • [11:30] Mike recommends auditing your life on setbacks and taking a look at the opportunities they’ve lead to.
  • [15:40] How do you know which opportunities are the right ones to take? C-Roc says to look at intentions and counter-intentions, and look at how each option fits into your ideal life.

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