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Urban Meyer

Competition, Leadership and Playing to Win

“We don’t talk about the end at all. We talk about how to get there.”

Having grown up in Ohio, I have always been a fan of Ohio State University. If you weren’t aware, they have the best coach out there: Coach Urban Meyer.

What I love about Coach Meyer is that he doesn’t just set up a team for winning in football, he sets them up to win in life.

Even though football is just a game, there is a lot you can learn from it. The power of teamwork, what it means to be a great leader, and what truly defines a loser (hint: it’s not losing).

Coach Meyer really sets all of his players up to have a solid career and foundation when they leave university, because he doesn’t just run a football program. He runs a leadership program.

"The job of a leader is, first and foremost, to earn trust.”  

“If you get the right group of people in the right setting, you can move mountains.”  

Coach Urban Meyer has also led an incredible life himself.

He is a 3 time national championship coach and a NY Times bestselling author.

I’m so excited to share this interview with you. If you are in any type of a team or leadership position, I know you’re going to get so much value out of this.

Learn all about teamwork and what it means to be a real winner on Episode 610.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How do you get complete strangers with big egos to to buy into your philosophy? (10:40)
  • When you’re cultivating a relationship with someone out of high school what are you speaking into? (13:16)
  • Have you evolved your philosophy since your first coaching job? (16:00)
  • Do you meditate as well? (18:21)
  • How important is it to have big dreams? (21:06)
  • You’re developing a leadership center, not just a football  program right? (22:44)
  • What’s the biggest loss you’ve had in sports and in life? (25:34)
  • When you start the season, do you sit down and talk about your team’s vision? (27:33)
  • What do you think is the biggest weakness you still need to improve on? (31:12)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • When he gets people to buy into his philosophy (12:42)
  • What makes him different from other coaches (14:38)
  • The one thing he must do every single day to be at the top of his game (17:10)
  • How he gets kids to be disciplined (19:03)
  • Coach’s biggest dream right now (21:40)
  • Which builds more character: winning or losing (24:46)
  • The importance of striving to win in everything we do (26:23)
  • The greatest lesson he’s learned throughout his coaching career (29:28)
  • Plus much more…

Show Notes:

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Music Credits:

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Prismatic by Zythian

Move on by Steam Phunk

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