Dwyane Wade On The Power Of Visualization, Developing A Strong Work Ethic, And Healing From Your Past

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Dwyane Wade

The Power Of Visualization, Developing A Strong Work Ethic, And Healing From Your Past


All my long-time listeners know how huge of a sports fan I am, so this episode is a special one! I always love getting insight into how the world’s top athletes approach their sport because I know the same principles can lead to success in business, in health, and in life. And today we have one of the best shooting guards the NBA has ever seen in the studio to share the tactics that helped him achieve his dreams.

You might know him from his hall of fame basketball career, where he helped lead the Miami Heat to 3 NBA championships, but his ventures and wisdom go far beyond the basketball court. His name is Dwyane Wade and I’m so pumped to be able to share this conversation with you. 

Dwyane opens up about the biggest challenges he’s faced over the course of his life and career, and the tools that helped him overcome them. He shares how to develop a champion’s mindset and rebound after a tough loss, the importance of having mentors and coaches in your life, and SO much more.

Are you as excited as I am?! Help me give a warm welcome to the legendary Dwyane Wade!

“To lead doesn’t always mean you have to lead in the front.” @DwyaneWade  

Wade joined the Miami HEAT as the fifth pick of the 2003 NBA Draft. In his first season, the Chicago-area native who also flashed his athletic brilliance for Marquette University, achieved NBA All-Rookie Team status. In 2006, Wade led his team to the city’s first ever NBA Championship. Wade represented the United States in the 2004 Athens Summer Games and brought home the GOLD representing the USA in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. In 2012 and 2013, Wade won his second and third NBA Championships. He rejoined the Miami HEAT in February 2018 after playing with the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers.

During the 2018-19 season, he became the third player in NBA history to record at least 20,000 points, 5,000 assists, 4,000 rebounds, 1,500 steals, 800 blocks and 500 three-pointers. He was also recognized for achieving the most blocked shots than any  guard in NBA history. In 2020, the Miami HEAT retired Wade’s number three jersey and Northeast 7th  Street at Biscayne Boulevard, outside the HEAT arena, was officially designated Dwyane Wade Boulevard. Wade was recently named to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary team as one of the 75 greatest players in NBA  history. 

Through his production company, 59th & Prairie Entertainment, Wade served as an executive producer of the Sports Emmy-nominated documentary, Shot in the Dark, for FOX Sports with Chance the Rapper. 59th and Prairie partnered with Imagine Documentaries and ESPN on D. Wade: Life Unexpected, a documentary chronicling Wade’s NBA career and life off the court during his final year in the league. He executive produced A Most Beautiful Thing, which chronicles the first African American public high school rowing team in the United States. He produced the Oscar-winning animated short film Hair Love.

Wade lives with his family in Los Angeles, CA.

If you’re ready to learn how to approach life and business like one of the world’s top athletes, then this episode is for you. No matter what goals you have for your career, I’m confident you’ll find value in this discussion. And now, let’s jump into Episode 1,192 of The School of Greatness!

“I’m a big believer that the energy you put out is the energy you receive.” @DwyaneWade  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome and heal in your life?
  • Where would you be now if you hadn’t started to heal your relationship with your parents at 30?
  • What was it like when you met Michael Jordan?
  • What is the thing you love about your wife the most and why?
  • How do you deal with self-doubt?
  • Where do you think you would be in life without your coaches?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Dwyane visualized his career as a kid.
  • The biggest challenges he’s had to overcome in his life and career.
  • The routines Dwyane’s developed in order to be successful.
  • How to develop a strong mindset when you’re facing losses.
  • Why it’s so important to have coaches in your life.
  • Plus much more…

Show Notes:

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