Restoring Health, Glyphosate, and Healing the Gut | ZACH BUSH, M.D.
In this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Dr. Zach Bush, one of the most compelling medical minds working to improve human health today. This interview and what Dr. Bush shares about the science of health, disease, glyphosate, food allergies and healing the gut is truly fascinating. As one of the nations only triple board certified physicians, he knows his stuff! You definitely want to listen close to this one. It's going to blow your mind. But here's the thing, don't keep what you hear to yourself. Share this episode with others. We'd also love to hear from you. Post on social and tag @jongordon11 with what stood out to you most. Resource: Regenerative farming allows farmers to make $400/acre instead of $40 now. The mission of https://farmersfootprint.us/ is to reclaim 5 million acres of land. Healthy soil healthy bodies-minds helps farmers too. Check it out. It could be the solution! About ZACH BUSH, M.D.: Zach Bush MD is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country - with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. The breakthrough science that Dr. Bush and his colleagues have delivered offers profound new insights into our modern disease epidemics, as well as human health and longevity. His business innovation and educational mission provide a foundation of cutting-edge philosophy and science for a grassroots movement that will change our business and legislative structures, and ultimately up-shift consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and Western medicine at large. Learn more at https://zachbushmd.com
On today’s episode Jon talks with Mike Levine, Co-Head of Sports at CAA, one of the largest and most dominant talent and sports agencies in the world. Mike, also know as “Vino” is a pioneer, visionary and leader whose innovative marketing deals and acquisitions of top talent have helped CAA sports achieve phenomenal success. on a personal note, Mike was Jon’s teammate on the Cornell lacrosse team and they have known each other since they were 18 years old. During this interview Mike shares about his rise, what it takes to succeed at a high level and what he’s learned along the way. Mike is a guy who takes action and that’s a big aspect of progress and success. To help you do the same, be sure to check out our downloadable Action Plans that accompany Jon Gordon’s bestselling books. They are guides that help you take the ideas in the books turn them into actions and results! Go to jongordon.com/actionplans for details.
Leadership, Success and Embracing Failure to Become Your Best | 5x NBA Champion Derek Fisher
On today’s episode Jon Gordon talks with 5 time NBA champion and LA Sparks Head Coach, Derek Fisher. Derek's vast experience with championship teams has taught him a lot about what real success looks like as an individual and as a team member. He shares lessons he's learned along the way and the importance of embracing failure to become who you were ultimately created to be. No matter where you are in life, if you're riding the wave of success of struggling to find your way, you'll be encouraged by what Derek has to say. Speaking of encouragement, we want to encourage you to wear and share your Positivity with a STAY POSITIVE or POSITIVE WARRIOR shirt from PositiveBrands.com. There are multiple styles and colors to choose from as well as wristbands that will inspire you and others with the power of positivity! Go to PositiveBrands.com to check them out and order your positive apparel today. Connect with Derek at www.derekfisher.com A few quotes from this episode: Being a good leader isn't about being the best player. Great team members don't compete against their teammates. They contribute to winning together. Success is fleeting. It's not a final destination. If you want to have a winning team, you have to be a connected team. Many teams that win and then don't win again, it's because they become disconnected. It doesn't matter if you excel but your team loses. Stop chasing everyone opinion of what success should look like for you. Chase your success. You don’t think of mistakes and failures as opportunities when they are happening but God uses them to better us and help us to become who we were created to be. Everybody goes through struggle. It's the struggle that makes us stronger (if we let it). Success is helping others grow.
Mental Toughness and a Work Ethic for Success | Josh McCown
On today’s episode Jon talks with Josh McCown. Josh has spent 17 years in the NFL, most recently as a quarterback for the New York Jets. His story of perseverance, overcoming, and trials leading to opportunities is not only inspiring but also illustrates a mindset and work ethic for success that can benefit us all. As a special bonus to accompany this Positive U episode, we want to offer you free access to Jon Gordon’s Training Camp Online Video Training Program when Jon walks you through the eleven traits and habits of success from his bestselling book, Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else. Just go to www.jongordon.com/trainingcampfree for instant access now.
High Performance Lessons and Habits for Leaders and Teams | Nick Hays
In this episode of the Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with former Navy SEAL Nick Hays about high performance lessons and habits that will help you become an elite leader and create an elite team. Nick combines his military training and Harvard Business school education into practical, effective strategies to motivate, adapt and overcome. Pick up a copy of Nick's new book ELITE: High Performance Lessons and Habits from a Former Navy SEAL
Life Transformation & Overcoming the Odds | Remi Adeleke
Life started out living as Nigerian royalty but took a dramatic turn. After the loss of his father at the age of 5, Remi Adeleke moved to the United States and was raised by his single mother in the Bronx. He eventually started getting into trouble and dealing drugs as a teen. After his life was threatened from a drug deal that went bad at age 19, Remi decided to join the military with one goal in mind, becoming a Navy SEAL. However, there were a few obstacles he needed to overcome. He couldn't swim, he was thin, and he didn't have the academic scores the elite special operations unit required. He overcame and with a lot of work, his perseverance paid off. His is an inspiring story of true personal transformation. At every turn, including throughout his naval career, Adeleke found a way to overcome the odds, even when it didn’t make sense. RESOURCES: Pick up Remi's new book TRANSFORMED Follow Remi on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
He's worked with John Maxwell, Dave Ramsey and learned from many of the best leaders on the planet. He's Ken Coleman, host of The Ken Coleman Show and the top-rated EntreLeadership Podcast. In today's Positive University Podcast with Jon Gordon, Ken shares the power of The Proximity Principle, the proven strategy that will lead to a career you love. Pick up Ken's new book here. Learn more about Ken at KenColeman.com About Ken Coleman: Ken Coleman is host of The Ken Coleman Show and the top-rated EntreLeadership Podcast. An acclaimed interviewer and nationally syndicated radio show host, Coleman equips, encourages, and entertains listeners through thought-provoking questions, helping them discover what they were born to do, pursue their passions, and ultimately land their dream career. He joined Ramsey Solutions in 2014 and is the author of One Question: Life-Changing Answers from Today’s Leading Voices. You can follow him on Twitter at @KenColeman, on Instagram at @KenColemanShow, and online at kencolemanshow.com or facebook.com/kenColemanShow.
Donna Orender | The Power of Positive Belief, Leadership and Possibility
Donna Orender was formerly president of the Women's National Basketball Association and senior vice president of the PGA. She has been recognized as one of the top 10 Most Powerful Women in Sports and one of Newsweeks100 most Influential people in the business of sports. She is also the author of WOWsdom. Learn more about Donna at www.orenderunlimited.com Learn more about Jon Gordon at www.jongordon.com A few quotes from this episode: Every experience you have, the good and the bad, teaches you something. You can always change your circumstances. No one creates success alone. You have to have a sense of where you want to go and the courage to say it out loud. It’s the roads that we don’t take that give us the greatest regret. To never have tried is far worse than trying and not making it. As a leader, you have to connect people to a common belief. Give people and excuse to say YES! Don’t let the 20% of negative people distract you from serving the 80% of positive people. You have to create a positive belief system. If you want success, you have a stake in achieving success. Dedication, determination and effort really matter. Remember who you are and what you bring to the table.
Jesse Itzler | Creating Your Own Luck, Overcoming Fear and Living a Life that Matters
In this episode of the Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Jesse Itzler. You'll learn: Why Jesse has only eaten fruit until noon for the past 27 years. What Jesse's journey was like going from distributing demo tapes to being broke and sleeping on 18 couches and eventually founding a private jet company, selling a product to Coca-Cola, and owning the Atlanta Hawks. Jesse's mindset of personal responsibility and success. Why Jesse believes you need to create your own luck. Why lasting change takes time. And so much more! You can find Jesse at www.jesseitzler.com *This episode is marked explicit due to simply a couple instances of profanity used. About Jesse Itzler: Jesse Itzler eats only fruit 'til noon, loves Run-D.M.C., and enjoys living life "out of the box." He cofounded Marquis Jet, the worlds largest prepaid private jet prepaid flight card company which he and his partner sold to Berkshire Harhaway/NetJets. Jesse then helped pioneer the coconut water craze with Zico coconut water, which was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company. He is a former rapper on MTV and he produced both the NBA's Emmy Award-winning "I Love This Game" music campaign and the popular New York Knicks anthem "Go NY Go." When he is not running ultra marathons, eating vegan food or being a dad to his three kids, Jesse can be found at the NBA's Atlanta Hawks games, where he is an owner of the team. He is married to Spanx founder Sara Blakely.
How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World | Damon West
His story is one of the most inspiring that you will hear. The true story of a well-raised kid, a three-year starting quarterback, a young person filled with potential…until a shocking addiction took hold. Sentenced to sixty-five years in a Texas prison, Damon West once had it all. He came from a great family, in a home full of God, love, support, and opportunities to reach any goal. A natural born leader, an athlete with good looks and charm, he appeared to be the all-American kid pursuing his dreams. Underneath this facade, however, was an addict in the early stages of disease. After suffering childhood sexual abuse by a babysitter at the age of nine, Damon began putting chemicals into his body to alter the way he felt. Once he was introduced to methamphetamines, however, he became instantly hooked—and the lives of so many innocent people would forever be changed by the choices he made in order to feed his insatiable meth habit. After a fateful discussion during his incarceration with a seasoned convict, Damon had a spiritual awakening. He learned that, like a coffee bean changing with the application of heat and pressure, he was capable of changing the environment around him. Armed with a program of recovery, a renewed faith, and a miraculous second chance at life, Damon emerged from over seven years of prison a changed man. His story of redemption continues to inspire audiences today. DAMON WEST is a motivational speaker and author of The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World. Over the past few years, he has been sharing the Coffee Bean lesson with college football teams such as Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas, and countless schools and businesses. Damon is passionate about the Coffee Bean message and loves sharing how it changed his life and how it can change yours, too. https://damonwest.org/ JON GORDON has inspired millions of readers around the world. He is the author of 18 books, including six bestsellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First, The Power of Positive Leadership, and The Power of a Positive Team. He is passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations, and teams. http://www.jongordon.com
This is a special release of The Power of a Positive Team webinar with Jon Gordon and his Lead Consultant, Amy P. Kelly. Perfect for teams of all types (work, sports, family, marriages, etc)! This presentation covers: The principles, practices and characteristics that make great teams great and identify what your team must do to improve and grow together. How to create alignment and clarity to ensure that everyone is working toward the same vision and mission. Practical solutions to confront, transform and remove negativity from your team. How to build trust and enhance a team’s creativity, accountability and performance. You can also watch this webinar replay on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlaKzOxrGfQ Learn more about our Power of Positive Team Consulting at www.jongordon.com/consulting or www.powerofapositiveteam.com
Being Driven and Being Your Best | Reality TV Star Corey Brooks
Jon Gordon talks with Big Brother 18 & MTV's Ex on the Beach star Corey Brooks about his experiences with reality TV, social media influence, overcoming challenges, developing a positive perspective and being driven to be your best.
Rick Schirmer | How to Create a Viral Brand and Multiply Your Impact
In this episode, Jon Gordon talks with Rick Schirmer about How to Build a Viral Brand and Multiply Your Impact. Rick is a pioneer of viral and influencer marketing. He began his career at Disney/Pixar in their Corporate Alliance, Brand Strategy and Motion Picture Marketing groups. He left his internal role at Disney to launch over 200 campaigns and viral brand programs, in over 12 countries, for entertainment brands like Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, NBC, ABC, and consumer brands Chick-fil-A, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, Whole Foods, Coca-Cola and more. Rick completed his master’s studies at Oxford University (Global Enterprise Management) and Pepperdine University (MBA). https://www.viralbrand.io/
A Positive Moment is a short mid-week message from Jon Gordon as part of the Positive University Podcast. In this message Jon shares 10 Thoughts About Leadership: -- Whether you are a leader of a business, team, hospital, sports team, classroom, church or home, I hope you'll be encouraged to be a better leader. 1. People follow the leader first and the leader's vision second - It doesn't matter if the leader shares a powerful vision, if the leader is not someone who people will follow the vision will never be realized. As a leader, who you are makes a difference. The most important message you can share is yourself. 2. Trust is the force that connects people to the leader and his/her vision - Without trust there is a huge gap between the leader and the vision. Without trust people will stay off the bus. However if people trust the leader they will hop on the bus with the leader and help move the bus forward towards the vision. 3. Leadership is not just about what you do but what you can inspire, encourage and empower others to do. 4. A leader brings out the best within others by sharing the best within themselves. 5. Just because you're driving the bus doesn't mean you have the right to run people over - Abraham Lincoln said "Most anyone can stand adversity, but to test a man's character give him power." The more power you are granted the more it is your responsibility to serve, develop and empower others. When you help them grow they'll help you grow. 6. “Rules without Relationship Leads to Rebellion” - Andy Stanley said this and it's one of my favorite quotes. As a leader you can have all the rules you want but if you don’t invest in your people and develop a relationship with them they will rebel. This applies amazingly to children as well. It's all about relationships. 7. Lead with optimism, enthusiasm and positive energy, guard against pessimism and weed out negativity. 8. Great Leaders know they don't have all the answers - Rather they build a team of people who either know the answers or will find them. 9. Leaders inspire and teach their people to focus on solutions, not complaints. (The No Complaining Rule) 10. Great leaders know that success is a process not a destination - One of my heroesJohn Wooden, the legendary UCLA basketball coach, never focused on winning. He knew that winning was the by product of great leadership, teamwork, focus, commitment and execution of the fundamentals. As a leader focus on your people and process, not the outcome.
Joel Marion | Broke at 25 to $100 Million at 30 - From Success to Significance
In this episode of the Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Joel Marion. Joel’s story is compelling. He went from broke at age 25 to $100 Million by age 30. Now, he’s leveraging his success for significance and sharing the lessons he’s learned along the way. A few highlights from this interview: How Joel went from 25 and struggling to making it BIG. How what seemed like a major failure in Joel’s career actually become a significant opportunity. The importance of adding value to others and building relationships. How Joel handled constant rejection to learn, grow, get better and overcome. Why it’s important to not just think about what’s best in the moment but to think about what’s best to get you to where you want to be in the future. Why you must commit and be willing if you want to achieve your dreams. Learn more about Joel by listening to his BORN TO IMPACT podcast. You can sign up for his inspirational emails at TransformationInsider.com About Joel Marion: Joel Marion is a man of faith, husband, father, entrepreneur, 5-time best-selling author, and fitness personality. Joel has appeared on NBC, ABC, and CBS, SIRIUS satellite radio, and has been featured in world renown publications including Men's Fitness, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Woman's Day, Maximum Fitness, Oxygen, Clean Eating, MuscleMag International, and Muscle & Fitness Hers.
A Positive Moment: Become Positively Contagious Today!
Every day we have a choice. We can broadcast positive energy (love, joy, hope) or negative energy (fear, resentment, anger). Become positively contagious today! Listen to this special Positive University Positive Moment, a short encouraging message from Jon Gordon.
3 Ways to Lead Positive and Drive Positive Results | Webinar Replay
This is a special release of a Power of Positive Leadership webinar with Jon Gordon and his Head of Training, Julie Nee where they share 3 Ways to Lead Positive and Drive Positive Results. Learn more about our Power of Positive Leadership Trainings at www.jongordon.com/leader or www.powerofpositiveleadership.com
Dana Cavalea spent 12 years with the New York Yankees Organization, many of those years as the Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance Enhancement winning a World Series in 2009. Currently he is a high performance speaker and consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, Workforces and Universities on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life balance, and most importantly improve daily performance/outcomes. All of this is known as Performance Enhancement. www.danacavalea.com
Jim Mecir | Overcoming Obstacles To Realize a Dream
What is it like to grow up a Yankee fan and dream of playing in the major leagues to making your rookie debut as a pitcher against the New York Yankees and face your idol Don Mattingly? Jim Mecir knows what it’s like because it happened to him. What makes the story even more special is the fact that Jim was born with a peg leg and had to overcome many obstacles and beat the odds to realize his dream. In this episode of the Positive U Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Jim Mecir, Former MLB Pitcher, Speaker, Coach. Learn more about Jim at https://www.jimmecir.com/ Learn more about Jon at http://www.jongordon.com
Brandon Steiner | Winning Strategies to Make You More Productive Every Day
In this episode of the Positive U Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Brandon Steiner. Brandon teaches winning strategies to make you more productive every single day. He is an Inspirational speaker, author of " You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire" and CEO of Steiner Sports, the leading producer of authentic hand-signed collectibles and sports experiences. Brandon also host's the Unplugged Podcast. Learn more at www.brandonsteiner.com
Jason Romano | Pursuing Purpose & Moving Forward When Others Hurt You
In this episode of the Positive U Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Jason Romano about pursuing purpose, forgiveness and how to move forward when others hurt you. Jason Romano is a speaker, author, media consultant and host of the Sports Spectrum Podcast with over 20 years of professional broadcasting experience on the regional and network level. For 17 years, Jason was an Emmy-Award winning Producer and Senior Manager at ESPN. He has created and produced content for shows such as SportsCenter, Monday Night Football, Mike and Mike in the Morning, Sunday NFL Countdown, College Gameday, MLB’s All Star Game and many more. Connect with Jason at www.jasonromano.com www.jongordon.com
Yogi Roth | Becoming the Best at What You Do and Who You Are
Yogi Roth is a storyteller: seeking and uncovering the humanity in sports around the globe. He’s a Pac-12 Networks college football analyst, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Best-Selling Author, accomplished Coach, Motivational Speaker, Media Personality, World-Traveler and Host of the Yogi Roth Show Podcast. Learn more at YogiRoth.com "Stop trying to prove everyone else wrong. Instead, prove yourself right." - Yogi Roth "Potential doesn’t matter unless you show up every day." - Yogi Roth In this interview Jon and Yogi discuss: Yogi’s One Word Striving for Greatness and Getting Better at What You Do. Foundational Principles of Success. Strategy and Technique vs Love and Passion The Power of Purposeful Reps (The more you do it, the better you get.) Lessons Yogi Learned Working for Pete Carroll. Story and Why It Matters Thriving Under Pressure And More
In this episode of Positive U Jon Gordon talks with Anthony Rizzo about what drives his success (on and off the field), lessons he's learned along the way and how to be a better teammate. Anthony is a three-time All-Star Major League Baseball player for the Chicago Cubs. Anthony is also cancer survivor who, through this Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, raises money for cancer research and provides support to children and their families battling the disease. Learn more about Anthony and his foundation at rizzo44.com
James Clear | The Easiest Way to Create Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
In this episode Jon Gordon interviews James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation and author of "Atomic Habits" which debuted as an instant New York Times bestseller. James shares practical strategies on how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. Get ATOMIC HABITS here. Learn more about James Clear at jamesclear.com
Bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with former NFL wide-receiver turned life coach, Trent Shelton. A few takeaways from this episode: Make sure you are a reflection of what you say you stand for. Give yourself permission to be great. Your job is not your identity. You are more. My hardest times have built my strongest faith. The plan I have for my life might not be the bigger plan God has. Your worth isn't found in external things. Trust the process. Enjoy the journey. There is a purpose in your pain. Every day brings a chance at a new beginning. It all starts with a choice. Don't have a BC mindset (blaming and complaining). Focus on what you CAN control. Let go of everything else. Focus on ONE change that you can control. One change today leads to another change tomorrow. ABOUT TRENT: Trent Shelton is a former NFL wide receiver that is now considered one of the most impactful speakers of this generation. He reaches over 50 million people weekly through his various social media outlets, and also travels the world to speak his message of creating lasting change in your life. Trent and his wife Maria, live in the Fort Worth, Texas with their two children, Tristan and Maya. https://www.trentshelton.com
Coach Brendan Suhr | Creating Buy-In and Being the Best Coach in Business, Sports and Life
In this episode of Positive University, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Coach Brendan Suhr, one of the most respected figures in basketball with nearly 30 years as a coach and executive in the NBA and 13 seasons as a coach at the collegiate level. Jon and Coach Suhr talk about Creating Ultimate Buy-In, Maximizing Talent, Bringing Out the Best in Others (and Yourself), Being the Best Coach in Business, Sports and Life… and much more. This message applies to leadership, team building, coaching, parenting and any area of life where you lead others. A few takeaways from this interview: There’s no limit to hard work. If you want to be a winner, you have to be willing to do the work. You can’t skip steps. Value the sacrifice. It helps you become and develop into the person you need to be. Be open and willing to learn. Never underestimate the power of relationships. Invest in others and have others invest in you. Your work ethic, enthusiasim and positivity can surpass almost anything. Be comfortable enough to have greatness around you. Hire the best people possible. To be a good coach you must learn to connect with people. Internal leadership is important for an organization to grow. The lost art of holding each other accountable. To create Buy-In you have to create Believe-In (value others opinions, don’t tell them everything to do, let them contribute). Take personal responsibility. Don’t try to always blame others. What is your role in it? Shout praise, whisper criticism. Don’t just tell people what they should do. Show them how. When someone makes a mistake, correct the behavior. Don’t berate the person. Command and Control is the old way. It’s now about Seek to Connect. To develop people, you have to be connected to them. Your credibility and competency contribute to buy-in. You people have to believe in you to buy-into what you’re saying. If you’re not learning from those you lead, you’re doing it wrong. The notoriety of a coach comes from the execution of the players. It’s never about you. It’s about your team, your employee, your child, or whomever you are responsible to lead. About Brendan Suhr: https://coachbrendansuhr.com/ | http://coachingulive.com Coach Brendan Suhr is viewed as one of the most respected figures in basketball with nearly 30 years as a coach and executive in the NBA and 13 seasons as a coach at the collegiate level. He has been a part of some of the most historical basketball teams of all time while winning back-to-back NBA Championships with the Detroit Pistons “Bad Boys”, as well as the 1992 “Dream Team” who won the Gold Medal for the United States at the Barcelona Olympic Games. He developed his “Servant Leadership” mentality while working as an Assistant Coach under Hall of Fame coaches Chuck Daly, Hubie Brown and Lenny Wilkins. During his coaching career he has coached some of the world’s best players such as Hall of Famers Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, David Robinson, Karl Malone, Dennis Rodman and most recently the #1 Selection in the 2016 NBA Draft and 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year, Ben Simmons. Coach Brendan Suhr has a passion for developing effective leaders. His extensive background in the coaching world spans over 45 years as a coach and consultant who specializes in coaching, leadership, team building and culture. His expertise in the coaching world is accompanied by his ability to teach those in leadership/management positions to coach and develop the people they lead, this includes an extensive background with one of the most challenging parts of our athletic teams and workforce today: Millennials. His often used term “I don’t coach players, I coach people” is a testament to his authenticity and personable approach in teaching and leadership. His unique ability to relate and reach people of different age groups, backgrounds, ethnicities and beliefs truly separate him from the competition.
One Word that Will Change Your Life | With Dan Britton & Jimmy Page
In this episode of the Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Dan Britton and Jimmy Page about the power of ONE WORD and how you can use it to better your New year and become the person you are meant to be. Learn more at www.getoneword.com A few highlights: 87% of people, in some way create a New Year’s Resolution but 90% fail after the first month. One Word moves you from a To Do list to a To Be list. It helps you become who you want to be. If you want a foolproof way to be better, to become the person you are meant to be… this is for you. The power of One Word is for you, your family, and your team. One Word’s power is found in its simplicity. How to find your One Word: Look in - Unplug from the busyness and distractions. Ask yourself: What do I need? What’s in my way? What’s got to go? Look up - Looking towards your creator for direction. Look out - Finding ways to live out your word. One Word is powerful alone but an even greater power is unleashed when you get a Stretch Team: A handful of people who can HELP YOU live your word. To encourage you, to bless young journey alongside you. One Word is Great for Teams Too - Individuals select their own word and then come together and select a team word that unites the team. Remember, when you pick your word… you’ll be put in situations to apply it. Like the old saying goes… "If you pray for patience but you don’t get patience. You get opportunities to be patient."
Lou Taylor | The Importance of Vision, Integrity, and Execution in Business
Jon Gordon talks with Lou Taylor, CEO of Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group. She is consecutively listed as one of The Hollywood Reporter’s "Top Business Managers.” Lou and her team serve a large and impressive roster of musicians, athletes and actors including but not limited to Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Jeff Fisher and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Kenny Britt. Jon and Lou cover a variety of topics including the importance of vision, integrity, truth and execution in business (and in life). A few additional takeaways from Lou include: When you offer true visions and execution, people see that. You have to believe in yourself and your calling. Don't just serve your clients. Super Serve them. Communicate proactively, deliver things before they are asked for, etc. Failure is not permanent. If you are going to make it, you have to embrace that. I want to uphold the good. I want to be the truth teller, even when it is not easy. Staying Positive is a choice. You have to decide to do it every day... even when you are tired, even when you don't want to. Give more than you receive. You can tell if someone is just doing it for the money or the mission. ABOUT LOU TAYLOR http://team-tristar.com/ For the last 25 years Lou Taylor has sat at the head of Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group providing business management services to actors, artist and athletes. In this role, Lou leads two Tri Star offices, one in Los Angeles and one in Nashville. Tri Star provides all aspects of business management services, including accounting, financial statement preparation, royalty audits, participation rights audits, tour accounting, production accounting, estate planning and all required tax filings both national and internationally. Clients of the firm include, but are not limited to, Britney Spears, country duo Florida Georgia Line, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, NFL Head Coach Jeff Fisher, Super Model Taylor Hill, Martina McBride, Mary Jane Blige, Reba McEntire, Desmond Child, Hall of Fame Songwriter Bob DiPiero, Quantico lead actress Priyanka Chopra, actor Jack Huston and Game of Thrones producer and writer Bryan Cogman.
In this episode Jon Gordon and Scott Harrison talk about Scott’s journey out of the darkness of being a night club promoter with drugs and immorality to finding hope, restoration and healing through serving others and eventually founding charity: water, one of the most impactful charities in the world. Scott Harrison is the founder and CEO of charity: water, a non-profit that has mobilized over one million donors around the world to fund over 29,000 water projects in 26 countries that will serve more than 8.4 million people. Harrison has been recognized on Fortune's 40 under 40 list, Forbes’ Impact 30 list, and was ranked #10 in Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business. He is currently a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and lives in New York City with his wife and two children. Scott just released his first book Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World, which was instantly a New York Times Bestseller. 100% of Scott's net proceeds from Thirst will go to fund charity: water projects around the world! www.thirstbook.com A few highlights: What better way to play doctor than to provide clean water for people who don’t have it. If you really want to make a difference, Create a Culture of Radical Generosity. Do things the right way even if it’s the hard way. There is a difference between mission and vision and succeeding in both areas requires different approaches. 42% of American’s don’t trust charities. 100% of every penny raised from people for charity: water goes to help people directly.
Michael Lombardi | Winning Championships and Building Teams
In this episode of Positive University, Jon Gordon and Michael Lombardi talk about building great teams, creating a culture of success, developing better leaders and an inside look at building dynasties in the NFL. About Michael Lombardi: Michael was most recently on the coaching staff for Bill Belichick in the New England Patriots' front office, after thirty years working for the San Francisco 49ers, the Oakland Raiders, and the Cleveland Browns (where he was general manager for two years). He writes for The Ringer and his top-ten sports podcast, GM Street, is on the Bill Simmons's podcast network. He is also the author of the new book, "Gridiron Genius: A Master Class in Winning Championships and Building Dynasties in the NFL.” https://amzn.to/2DxlqzM A few quotables: The leader sets the culture. Creating the right culture is important for consistent success. You can’t outsource the culture. It must be lead by the leader. Great leaders unify their team. You can’t be a winning team without being unified. Make sustainable decisions, not just solution based solutions. Think long term, not just short term. If you want your organization to grow, the leader must lead and coach the other leaders. Great leaders are always adjusting, always growing, always trying to get better. Honesty matters. A leader’s integrity enables trust and a good relationship with their team. It’s about the team. It’s not about you. Scout your team from the inside out, not just the outside in. Who they are matters.
In this episode Jon Gordon interviews Coach George Raveling. Quoteables below. George, in his 80's at the time of this recording, is a living legend. He is Nike’s former Director of International Basketball and the first African American head basketball coach in the PAC-8 (now PAC-12). Coach Raveling has held head coaching jobs at Washington State, The University of Iowa, and USC. Following a prolific basketball coaching career, he joined Nike at the request of Phil Knight, where he played an integral role in signing a reluctant Michael Jordan. He’s also been inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as well as the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. During this conversation George shares his perspective on winning in sports, business and the game of life... as well as a fascinating story of how he came to possess the original copy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Connect with George on Twitter @GeorgeRaveling or at CoachGeorgeRaveling.com A few quoteables from this interview: Some people say "I don’t have time." No, all you have is time. It’s how you prioritize your time that matters. The problem is… we get into WHO is right and WHO is wrong vs WHAT is right and WHAT is wrong. Don’t be so focused on winning on the court that it blinds you from helping those you coach win off the court. The minute you think you’ve won, you’ve lost. - Phil Knight Every day I remind myself I am traveling on a path to BETTER. I ask myself every day: "What did I do today to make myself a better person today than I was yesterday?” I’ve always had this theory that, if you help enough people get what they want, you’ll always get what you want. Information = Knowledge Knowledge = Wisdom Wisdom = Opportunity
This episode of Positive University features an interview with Jon Gordon and Kerri Walsh Jennings talking about greatness. Kerri is a professional beach volleyball player, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and a one-time Olympic bronze medalist. A few of Kerri's quotes from this episode: Greatness doesn't come in isolation. Don't wait until the end result to be happy. There is joy to be found in the process. When times get tough run together, not apart! You control your mindset. Don't walk a million miles with a pebble in your shoe. Stop and recognize it! Take nothing for granted but always expect the best. Every challenge also is an opportunity. Go all in. If you're gonna do something, do it with all your heart.
Lane Kiffin | Getting Beyond Ego to Make a Greater Impact
During this episode of Positive University, Jon Gordon talks with Coach Lane Kiffin. Lane shares some of his successes and failures, learned on and off the field, throughout his years as a head NFL and college coach. About Lane Kiffin: Lane Kiffin is currently the head football coach at Florida Atlantic University. He has served as head coach for other NFL and college teams throughout his career as well including the Oakland Raiders, USC Trojans, and the University of Tennessee Volunteers.
Molly Fletcher | Creating Clarity to Be Your Best Self
In this episode of Positive University, Jon Gordon and Molly Fletcher talk creating clarity to be your best self. ---- A few quotes from this interview: What do the best do differently to rise to the top and how do they stay there? Learning how to fail and recover from failure is imperative for long-term success. Don't fight change. Be willing to evolve. Seek to get better every day. Negotiation isn't just about dollars and dominating. It's about connection, relationships and authenticity. You have to get clear on what matters most to you. You have to define success within the framework of what matters most to you. After you are clear on what matters most, then you need to have the discipline to execute within the framework of your clarity. Ask yourself... How do I show up as my best self in all my roles? ----- Molly Fletcher is a female motivational speaker, keynote speaker and former sports agent determined to inspire game changers and inspire positive change. Learn more about Molly at https://mollyfletcher.com/ Learn more about Jon Gordon at http://www.jongordon.com
During this interview Jon and Matthew talk his journey to becoming a successful actor, the importance of your morning routine, overcoming doubt, having resilience to face rejection, finding passion in life and much more. Matthew Del Negro is an actor, podcaster (10,000 "No"s), dad and husband. He has built an impressive career by playing a wide range of roles in features, television and theater, including juicy turns on ABC's "Scandal", HBO's "The Sopranos", NBC's "The West Wing", Showtime's "The United States of Tara", MTV's popular "Teen Wolf and, now, "Goliath" on Amazon's Prime Video with Billy Bob Thornton. http://www.positiveuniversity.com http://www.jongordon.com http://www.matthewdelnegro.com/
Kelli Masters | From Fear Driven to Purpose Driven
Bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with sports agent Kelli Masters. Kelli shares her journey of going from fear driven to purpose driven (and how you can do the same). A few quoteables from this interview: Don’t ever let someone tell you that you are not enough. Focus on what makes you different because that's what makes you great. People ask me how I've grown my business, the answer is one relationship at a time. Under promise and over deliver. Be honest. Tell people the truth, especially when you don't know the answer. Social networking isn't just about LinkedIn or Facebook... it's about developing real relationships with others. You must have a picture of where you are going to help keep you stay anchored during tough times. Your team doesn't have to all think alike but they must have a shared vision and purpose. Fear is best overcome through action. You usually have to step out before the courage comes. Speak life. Encourage others every chance you can. ---- Kelli Masters is widely recognized as one of the most influential women in sports business. She has represented more professional athletes than any woman in the industry, having served as agent/contract adviser to players in every NFL draft since 2006 as well as numerous players in the MLB draft. In 2010, she made history as the first woman to represent a first round pick in the NFL Draft. As her reputation for outstanding work continues to grow and inspire countless others, she has further expanded the reach of KMM Sports to other athletes and celebrities. Learn more about Jon Gordon at http://www.jongordon.com Learn more about Kelli Masters at http://kmmsports.com/
"I believe you call somebody by who they were created to be and you watch them rise up to it." - Rachel Baribeau In this episode Rachel talks about changing the narrative in sports and in life. From who we are on and off the field to leaving a legacy and teaching men and women to be Kings and Queens that live up to who they were created to be. Rachel Baribeau is a graduate of Auburn University. In 2008 she became the first known female Sportscaster ever fully to participate in a professional football training camp. She was the first female host on SiriusXM ESPNU and in 2015 she was honored with a prestigious Heisman vote. Rachel can be heard on the SEC and ACC channels in the SiriusXM family of Networks. Learn more about Rachel at https://rachelbaribeau.com/ Subscribe to the Positive U Podcast to get more interviews like this.
Former NFL quarterback (1st Round Draft Pick, #2 overall in the 1998 draft) Ryan Leaf shares his story on finding true success. From his struggles with ego, competition, drug abuse, depression, prison and losing it all to overcoming adversity and finding peace and happiness in life... Ryan's journey is encouragement to us all. It's a great reminder of success that matters isn't about Money, Power and Prestige but about something more. Ryan also shares what he's learn about the values of Accountability, Spirituality, and Community that have helped transform his life. :: Subscribe to this podcast to get more positive tips. :: Visit www.positiveuniversity.com
Tim Ferriss | Defining Moments, Dealing with Fear, Productivity and More
Tim is the renowned author of The 4-Hour Work Week among other books (including his latest Tools of Titans). We spoke about a variety of topics including his defining moment, how he deals with fear, his writing process, his "Life Word," tips and strategies that help him excel and much more. We also talked about his new #1 New York Times bestselling book, Tools of Titans (which is a phenomenal resource that I highly recommend). Many of Tim's answers were not only surprising but filled with nuggets of wisdom that I think you will enjoy, I know I did.- Jon "Reality is more negotiable than you think." - Tim Ferriss "The little things actually are the big things." - Tim Ferriss Learn more about Tim at https://tim.blog/ Access more interviews like this at http://positiveuniversity.com/
In this episode of Positive University we're sharing a special message from bestselling author and reinvention strategist, Marshawn Evans Daniels. A few quoteable takeaways from Marshawn include: We are created on purpose, with purpose from a place of purpose for a purpose. If you don't know your purpose, you're not alone. You have to FACE IT to FIX IT. We're taught retirement instead of reinvention. We're taught to pursue success instead of significance and careers instead of calling. Don't get sick with the disease, the Disease to Please (other people). Who you decided to be isn't always who God designed you to be. Believe bigger. Don't believe the label that's a fable of who you really are. Labels often limit. Do you have the Purpose Tug? That feeling like there is more? There's a reason (because there is). Every Life Shift first begins with a Mind Shift. Your life is not your own. What can you do to serve others? Believe bigger. Live bolder. Connect with Marshawn On Twitter @marshawnevans, Facebook, Instagram or marshawn.com Get access to more interview and resources like this for free at www.PositiveUniversity.com
In this episode of Positive University, Jon Gordon talks with Doug Conant. Doug is an internationally renowned business leader, New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and social media influencer with over 40 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies. For the past 20 years of his leadership journey, he has honed his leadership craft at the most senior levels – first as President of the Nabisco Foods Company, then as CEO of Campbell Soup Company, and finally as Chairman of Avon Products. Learn more about Doug at https://conantleadership.com/ Learn more about Jon Gordon at http://www.jongordon.com Sign up to receive additional resources from Positive University at http://www.PositiveUniversity.com
Listen to the latest Positive University interview with Coach Dar (Darleen Santore). Darleen Santore is an NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB mental edge, life, leadership coach, therapist, author, and motivational speaker. She shared a lot of great insights that will help you amplify your impact
Tony Dungy is a father of ten, author, retired NFL coach, and National Spokesman for @AllProDad. In this episode of Positive University, Jon Gordon talks with Tony about life, teamwork and success. A few quoteables from Tony include: Life is like a movie. You don't know how it's going to end. What you see right now is just a snapshot. A moment (good or bad) doesn't have to define you. A team with a common bond working for a common purpose is hard to beat. When you're playing for each other vs yourself, you're more likely to win. Who can we help?
Alan Mulally | Leadership and Working Together Principles
Bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with former Ford CEO, Alan Mulally about leadership, working together principles and more. Access additional interviews at http://www.PositiveUniversity.com | Watch this interview on Youtube at https://youtu.be/EVzV6OB-_Og QUOTEABLES FROM ALAN MULALLY: - It's all about people. People have to be your priority. - A compelling vision is imperative for a leader. - Having a positive, can-do, find a way attitude is important to success. - Don't manage in secret. Everyone must be included. - Positive principles just work. - We all want to be part of something big. We all want to make a difference. - The most important thing a leader can do is to hold themselves and their team accountable (both the process and expected behaviors). - Create a safe, accountable environment so people can share problems and create solutions TOGETHER. - Your actions must demonstrate your words. Consistency matters. ABOUT ALAN MULALLY: Alan Mulally is the Former president and chief executive officer of The Ford Motor Company, Former executive vice president of the Boeing Company, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and president of Boeing information,Space and Defense Systems. Mulally currently serves on the board of directors of Google, Carbon 3D, and the Mayo Clinic. ABOUT JON GORDON: Jon Gordon is a speaker and the bestselling author of multiple books including The Energy Bus and The Power of Positive Leadership. http://www.jongordon.com
John O'Leary | He wasn't expected to live. Now he teaches others how to truly live.
In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given 1% chance to live. He did and now he teaches others how to truly live. -- Watch additional interviews like this for free at http://www.PositiveUniversity.com or on Youtube at https://youtu.be/d67L4NTTa6c Learn more about Jon O'Leary at http://johnolearyinspires.com/ Learn more about Jon Gordon at http://www.jongordon.com
Mike Robbins | How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection, and Performance
In this Positive University episode Jon Gordon interview bestselling author / speaker Mike Robbins. Mike shares insights on How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection, and Performance. Watch via Youtube Access more insightful interviews like this for free at http://www.PositiveUniversity.com Learn more about Mike Robbins at http://www.mike-robbins.com Learn more about Jon Gordon at http://www.jongordon.com
There is greatness inside of you. You were never meant to be average. It’s time to overcome the limiting beliefs that are stopping you. Listen to this encouraging 4 minute bonus clip from Jon Gordon. - Listen to the full interview via The Ken Coleman Show https://www.kencolemanshow.com/
Jon Acuff | Positivity, Public Speaking and Achieving Your Dreams
Jon Gordon talks with bestselling author / speaker Jon Acuff about the power of positivity, public speaking, achieving your dreams and much more. Get ready to take notes, this episode is packed with wisdom! Watch this episode or access more at http://www.PositiveUniversity.com Learn more about Jon Acuff at http://www.acuff.me Learn more about Jon Gordon at http://www.jongordon.com
Jon Gordon talks with Torrey Smith, NFL wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers, about the power of teamwork, what it takes to win, how he handles success, leveraging a platform for good and more. http://www.PositiveUniversity.com
In this Positive University episode, Jon Gordon talks with Rich Roll about: Achieving our full potential. The importance of recognizing limiting beliefs, how we are often blind to them and what we can do to overcome them. Why we need to embrace the moments of change in our lives, the times when we know enough is enough. Doing the hard work. Realizing that mood follows action. Rich's journey from drugs and alcohol damaging his life to becoming sober at age 31, rebuilding his life and making a decision at almost age 40 to change his life physically (to then compete in his first Ultra Endurance race at age 42). - He's now 51. The power of a plant-based diet. Rich Roll is a Plantpowered Wellness Advocate, Bestselling Author, Ultra-Athlete & Podcast Host. www.RichRoll.com Watch the video of this message at www.PositiveUniversity.com
Daniel Jeremiah | Finding Your Dream Job, Becoming Your Best and More
In this Positive University episode Jon Gordon and Daniel Jeremiah talk about: Daniel's process for evaluating talent Why overcoming adversity separates the best from the rest How he found is dream job How he works on his craft and improves His top quarterback in this year’s draft Daniel Jeremiah is an analyst for the NFL Network, and a writer with NFL.com. Access additional interviews and resources at www.PositiveUniversity.com
In this episode of Positive U, bestselling author, speaker and consultant Bob Burg talks about influence. He shares The Five Secrets of Genuine Influence as well as how to leverage influence for greater impact and utilize its power to deal with those who disagree. Check out Bob's new book... "The Go-Giver Influencer: A Little Story About a Most Persuasive Idea" https://amzn.to/2qnv3sQ Watch the video of this interview and access more positive encouragement for free at http://www.PositiveUniversity.com
In this episode we do our best to address the challenging issues our country is facing in a positive and constructive way. Quentin Williams not only is a former FBI agent and Federal Prosecutor but he also works with communities to bring law enforcement and the people they serve together. He shares tips with minorities on how to deal with the police and he helps police to improve their relationships with their community. Jon and Quentin talk about solutions to prevent school shootings and what we can do as a society to address this issue. Watch / Listen to additional Positive U interviews at www.PositiveUniversity.com Learn more about Quentin Williams at www.blwfirm.com/our-team.html Learn more about Jon Gordon at www.jongordon.com
Bestselling author Jon Gordon interviews Mo Isom. Mo is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker and blogger. Not only an accomplished writer, Mo was an was an All-American goalkeeper for the Louisiana State University soccer team, as well as the first female to train with and tryout for an SEC men's football team. She has been featured in Sports Illustrated and appeared on Ellen, ESPN, CBS, The 700 Club, and countless other platforms. Isom speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of faith-based topics, and facilitates a faith-centered blog that has garnered millions of views to date.
Bestselling author / speaker Jon Gordon interviews writer / speaker / consultant and former Navy SEAL Nick Hays. Nick shares insights on overcoming challenges, what bonds a team together, performing under pressure and more. Watch more Positive University interviews with guests such as Ryan Holiday, Dabo Swinney, Inky Johnson, Brandon Marshall, and more at http://www.PositiveUniversity.com Learn more about Nick Hays at http://www.eliteteams.com Learn more about Jon Gordon at http://www.jongordon.com
Bestselling author Ryan Holiday talks with Jon Gordon about Conspiracy, Ego, creating a Bestseller and more. Connect with Ryan Holiday at www.ryanholiday.net Connect with Jon Gordon at www.jongordon.com Access additional Positive U interview and learning resources at www.PositiveUniversity.com
With all the recent talk about mental health you'll be encouraged by this interview with Brandon Marshall who was a pioneer in sharing his challenges and bringing the issue to light. Positive University interview with bestselling author and speaker Jon Gordon and Brandon Marshall of the NY Giants. www.PositiveUniversity.com
Bestselling author and speaker Jon Gordon interviews LA Rams Head Coach Sean McVay for this episode of the Positive University Podcast. Jon and Sean discuss creating a culture of greatness, what drives success at a high level and more.
Bestselling author / speaker Jon Gordon and Inky Johnson talk about positivity, overcoming adversity, and pursing greatness. Inquoris "Inky" Johnson is a sought after speaker and former college football player. His football career ended in 2006 at the University of Tennessee with an injury that permanently paralyzed his right arm.
Jon Gordon and Erwin McManus Talking Faith, Life, Leadership and Living with No Regrets
During this interview, bestselling author Jon Gordon speaks with Erwin McManus, lead pastor of Mosaic in LA. Topic covered: Faith, Life, Leadership, Living life with No Regrets, Living Your Purpose, How Erwin McManus handled being diagnosed with cancer, Erwin's new book THE LAST ARROW http://amzn.to/2igCmPk and more. Get more interviews like this at http://www.PositiveUniversity.com (free online positive learning platform).
The research is clear. Being a positive leader is not just a nice way to lead. It's the only way to lead if you want to make a lasting positive impact and create something great. http://www.powerofpositiveleadership.com During this message (recorded from a LIVE online event), bestselling author and keynote speaker Jon Gordon shares Proven Principles and Practices that Make Great Leaders Great! Including how to: Enhance your positive leadership potential Lead through challenges and change Build a great culture Transform negativity Develop a connected and committed team Achieve excellence and superior results