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Episode 66: Jon Gordon | Best-Selling Author and Leadership Consultant

Episode 66: Jon Gordon | Best-Selling Author and Leadership Consultant

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Jon Gordon
    • Felt that he was meant to write the story of former Cornell University Lacrosse player George Boiardi outlined in the book, “The Hard Hat”, who was tragically killed during a lacrosse game
    • Played multiple sports in high school focusing on basketball and football but eventually focused on lacrosse his senior season and was then recruited to play at Cornell
    • Considered playing both football and lacrosse at Cornell but realized quickly that he might not get any playing time in either sport if he tried to play both
    • Thought he wanted to be a politician but after losing the Atlanta City Council election he realized that his path would be different
    • While many people know him as Mr. Positivity, he is by nature not a truly positive person and has to work daily to be positive
    • The only time he has been star struck when speaking to sports teams and athletes was his first speaking opportunity with the Jacksonville Jaguars
    • Grew up admiring the New York Yankees and players like Reggie Jackson, Graig Nettles, Thurman Munson
    • He’s a big fan of Herschel Walker, who made a big impression on him after getting his autograph but was very disappointed when Tony Dorsett didn’t give him an autograph
    • Hard for him to decide who is basketball’s greatest player of all-time and likes appreciating each great player from specific eras but if he has to pick he thinks LeBron James is the greatest
    • Understands that God is control of his path and never imagined that his journey would be like his now
    • Learned through sports to not let the opinions of others define you, not to let rejection define you but let it refine you
    • Words of Wisdom from Jon Gordon: “Love. Serve. Care.”

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas | USA TODAY Sports

About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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