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Nov 6, 2018

Greatness, Habits, Business, Character, Sports




He didn’t FOCUS on winning … yet he constantly won. We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, we’ll hear from award-winning journalist Don Yager, who has met, hung out with, and interviewed many of our world’s top performers--those we would consider great. Even better, he shares a number of their commonalities. Powerful! That and more on today’s show.


Bob's Thought of the Day


We’ll explore:


  • Coach John Wooden’s definition of success: “Peace of mind that is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”
  • A few of Coach Wooden’s qualities that stood out the most.
  • That focusing on bringing value to your customers will result in earning much more money than focusing on the money itself.

Interview with Don Yaeger


You’ll discover:


  • What drew Don to journalism.
  • How Don defines “greatness,” and what greatness is NOT.
  • The question that Don asked 2,500 people over a 25-year career, and what the answers to this question taught him about the habits that lead to greatness.
  • The four “pillars” of greatness Don identifies in his book, Greatness.
  • Why the truly great ones hate to lose more than they love to win, and why the losses are part of the fuel that drives them.
  • Why the truly great ones are always in search of a better inner circle.
  • The importance of doing your prep work.
  • Insights about the great Hall of Fame baseball player, Roberto Clemente.
  • A powerful quote from John Wooden: “You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”


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  • Focusing on bringing value to your customers will result in earning much more money than focusing on the money itself.
  • The great ones know they will never outperform their inner circle. So the great ones are always out to improve their circle. @DonYaeger #greatness
  • #Greatness is the persistent pursuit of professional and personal exceptionalism. @DonYaeger

Interview Links
GREATNESS: The 16 Characteristics of True Champions by Don Yaeger
Don Yaeger’s books
Don’s blog
Book Don to speak
Daily Dose of Greatness Newsletter
Connect with Don on Facebook

Connect with Don on LinkedIn

Follow Don on Twitter




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