If you’ve ever found yourself wondering if you’ve made the mistake of trading your deepest talents — for the security of a good-paying-gig — I think you’ll appreciate the shift that Jon Gordon made mid-stride on his career path.
Jon has insight on how to get connected.
His best-selling books and talks are the evidence of that connection.
His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, MLB coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals and non-profits. He is the author of numerous books including The Wall Street Journal bestseller The Energy Bus, Soup, The No Complaining Rule, Training Camp, and The Carpenter. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Atlanta Falcons, LA Clippers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Campbell Soup, Wells Fargo, Northwestern Mutual, Publix, Southwest Airlines, Bayer, West Point Academy and more.
Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams.
When he’s not running through airports or speaking, you can find him playing tennis or lacrosse with his wife and two teenage children.
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In This Episode:
- Where he got his writing ability
- How faith drives him
- How he dealt with the loss of his mother
- Process of changing his career from a restaurant owner to an author
- His thoughts on Ernest Hemingway’s quote “Write drunk, edit sober”
- Detailing the process of getting his manuscript into publication
- Most difficult time in his life
- Phrase that defines what he understands most in life
- How to get it back when you’re off
- Importance of the mental aspect of his craft
- Defining mastery
“Looking back, I realized you had to lose a goal to find your destiny.”
I believe when you’re open and you’re willing and you’re just willing for the possible, the possible comes.”