Who is Steven Robinson
Steven Robinson is an award winning international motivational speaker, one arm pilot and entrepreneur. A man who knows all about adding motivation, inspiration, humour and humility into any situation. Steven has a fantastic story that proves, beyond doubt, that any one of us can leap and bound over the obstacles that stand in our way. We can all find our own route to success regardless of circumstance.
Born and bred in a deprived area of Leeds, Steven grew up with low self-esteem and suffered from severe bullying throughout his school life. As a teenager, he found an escape in the sport of motocross, learning how to ride dirt bikes through the most treacherous terrain.
At just 18 years of age, all that came to an end when Steven, who is also acutely dyslexic, lost his right arm in a motocross accident. Determined that this would not mean the end of his dreams or a happy life, Steven went on to achieve great things. He found a scholarship for disabled people to learn how to fly a plane. How was he going to do that with one arm? By designing and building his own prosthetic arm – and that is exactly what he did.
As a business person he has proved himself to be tenacious, inventive and highly successful, having reached the top of his game as a designer and manufacturer of jukeboxes, restorer of “one armed bandits” (an amusing but genuine coincidence) and investing in dozens of properties.
Whereas many of us will avoid the things that we are afraid of, Steven’s mind works in another way. Perhaps this is because he had learned the hard way that when the worst thing happens it can bring out the best in us. He had a deep seated fear of horses so he decided to get into dressage, with one arm!! Not only did he thrive in his new hobby; he has won tournaments.
Steven was awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) in The Queens New Years Honours List 2017/18.
“No Arm In Trying” The story of true grit and resilience. The strength of character to not only survive but to excel and to demonstrate by actions that ‘Anything Is Possible!’
39 years ago, an accident caused Steven to lose his right arm. Now, he looks back over his life at the challenges and the amazing moments that have shaped his future. Steven would tell you his life is not that remarkable, but in this book, you’ll see that he truly is. He is an inventor, a pilot, equestrian and dancer; and that’s just the beginning.