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Stephen A. Smith

How To Build Confidence, Overcome Criticism & Bet On Yourself

Ways For You To Build Your Confidence & Achieve Success

Stephen A. Smith rose from a reporter on high school sports at the Daily News and college and NBA beat reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer to become the face of ESPN and its most important on-air personality.

“You don’t work hard to play hard, you work hard to have the ability to play when you want too,” @Stephenasmith  

He is the star of the #1 morning sports talk show First Take, a premiere analyst on ESPN and ABC’s NBA Countdown, the host of NBA in Stephen A’s World on ESPN2 and ESPN+, and the host and producer of the podcast K[no]w Mercy with Stephen A. Smith. Smith has more than 12 million followers across social media platforms, and his opinions on sports make daily headlines.


Be sure to check out Stephen’s new book, Straight Shooter: A Memoir of Second Chances and First Takes

“You’re never going to get anywhere being lazy,” @Stephenasmith  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What was the greatest lesson your mom taught you?
  • How did you start to develop your confidence?
  • How did you develop that skill set of getting people to listen?
  • How have you learned to handle all the criticism that comes with being a public voice?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What betting on yourself should look & feel like. 
  • How to make your hard work stand out. 
  • What it means to be a man.
  • Ways to navigate criticism while maintaining your confidence.
  • Plus much more…

Show Notes:

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