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Nathan Whitaker | New York Times Bestselling Author and Speaker

Episode 98: Nathan Whitaker | New York Times Bestselling Author & Speaker

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Nathan Whitaker
    • Has always enjoyed speaking and when he worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers he was involved in speaking within the community
    • He feels that its energizing to speak and really likes connecting with people
    • Has always loved sports and as a kid, he would ride his bike to watch University of Florida Gators games
    • Recruited by Duke for baseball and walked-on at Duke for football
    • Went to law school and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School
    • Never thought he wanted to have a career in sports and went to law school because he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do
    • #1 trait is competitiveness
    • Felt convicted to write Tony Dungy’s book and always appreciated Tony’s witness during times of the circus but Tony didn’t want to write a book and it took about 3-years to convince him
    • Jamie’s death was the tipping point for Tony to agree to write the book with Nathan
    • Took him 24 days to write the first book, “Quiet Strength” with Tony
    • Tony told the publishers that either Nathan writes the book or there’s no book
    • Nathan still has a lot of self-doubt during every project
    • Billy Donovan is someone he would like to write for and he would also like to get out sports
    • Words of Wisdom from Nathan Whitaker attributed to former Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Chuck Knoll:
      • “Stubbornness is a virtue if you’re right.”
      • “Leaving the game plan is a sign of panic and panic is not in our game plan.”
      • “Champions are Champions not because they do the extraordinary things but because they do the ordinary things better than anybody else.”

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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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