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Jim Tressel: Becoming Yourself

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Jim Tressel, President of Youngstown State University and formerly head football coach of the Youngstown State Penguins and the Ohio State Buckeyes, joins Michael on the podcast today.“It’s important to study others, but to become yourself.” - Jim TresselThey discussed Jim’s life growing up poor, the incredible examples of his mother and father, his entrance into a lifelong and legendary career in teaching, sports, and leadership, and his deep, deep faith in Jesus Christ.Jim is the very definition of a leader. He’s a man who has been through many trials and many successes, and I’m so glad he’s here to teach us what he knows.In this episode Michael and Jim talked about:What betting on yourself means to himThe importance of his mother and father’s exampleStudying the great players of his generationWhat he learned from the great John WoodenWhy you have to be the best you can beThe two biggest moments in his lifeWinning the game of lifeHow he approached “the future”His transition from player to coachHis long-term planning approach to coachingHow he approaches pressure in lifeThe mindset of forward progressionThe advice he’d give his sixteen-year-old selfIf you're a fan of the show don’t forget to follow to hear new episodes and Rate or Review us wherever you tune in!To ask a question, read the transcript, or learn more, visit Tressel on TwitterMichael Redd on Instagram